(SORRY MY VIDEO WASN'T WORKING PROPERLY..NOT SURE WHY...HOPE YOU GET TO CHECK IT OUT.)
Welcome to Day 1 of Susan's Bday Blog Hop (Anything Goes)! We have a great line up of crafters along with awesome opportunities to win some goodies. The details for that is below, along with a chance to win some goodies from me....You have reached Stop # 3 of today's hop. If you came from, Amber: http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/, you are in the correct spot. The entire line up is also listed below, in case you get lost....I hope you are having fun so far.
For my project I decided to try out what is called a "MAGIC OR EXPLOSION BOX." I have wanted to make these for months now. I scoured the web for photos, techniques, and tutorials. I found this amazing blog with the most beautiful magic boxes I found on the web!!!! Check it out by clicking on the photo below:
She does amazing work...I pretend that my humble magic box looks as pretty as hers...this is my blog and I can do what I want to. :))) This one is for my Mom's birthday, which is at the end of September:
To see what's so "magical" about my box, please click the quick video below:
I am very pleased with how it turned out. I found the papers at Archiver's. I stamped and Stickled the butterflies to add some sparkle. I cut the outside shapes with the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. The butterflies are "flying" by way of thin strips of overhead projector slides. You can get a few pages from any office supply store's Copy Center. I use them all the time for projects! I whipped up a quick gift of earrings using my beading stash.
I truly enjoyed making this project, but the lid gave me FITS....After the 5th time making it (yes 5th..maybe even 6th), I started to have flash backs of high school geometry..
and was reminded why I dislike calculating measurements so much! An engineer I am not...LOL! Well, I finally figured out the whole lid thing...and I think my mom is going to love her gift! NOW onto things you are going to love...BLOG CANDY ALERT! Please read details below....
Grand Prizes with Sponsors:
1. Karber Digital Images (http://www.karberdigital.com/) will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop :)
2. Jen's Digi Designs - $15 gift card for liking her Face Book page and commenting on Susan's page with a winner being chosen randomly :)
Also, please, be sure to stop by Staci McD's site (http://preciousmem.blogspot.com) as there will be a $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 to one commenter on her blog.
Some of the blogs may be offering candy so be sure to leave your comments along the way and don't forget to give bloggy love!
TUTTLETIME BLOG CANDY OPPORTUNITY: You have a chance to win one of the following. Just become a follower and leave me some love (COMMENT) and encourage me not to give up on my geometry... LOL! :) I will use Random.org to pick on Monday....Good luck and hope you win!!!
1. HANDMADE EARRINGS: You have an opportunity to win a pair of my handmade earrings...I can customize them to a color of your choice for the center bead. Sorry you can't have these. They are for Ms. Susan!! :)
We have divided this hop into two (2) days with different blogs foryou to visit each day. Make sure to visit all!
Day 1: September 3, 2011
1. Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
2. Amber: http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
3. Angie: http://atuttletime.blogspot.com (You are here)Now's, it's on to visit.......4. Becky: http://squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com/
5. Berenice: http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
6. Brenda: http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
7. Christel: http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
8. Cindy: http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
9. Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
10. Erin: http://comfyonmycloud.blogspot.com/
11. Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
12. Kari: http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
13. Staci: http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
Day Two: September 4, 2011
1. Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
2. Amy: http://www.lovetocrop.com/
3. Darlene: http://twoscrappinlawyers.blogspot.com/
4. Faith: http://faithfulecreations.com/
5. Heather: http://blessed2cre8.blogspot.com/
6. Indira: http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com/
7. Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
8. Jearise: http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
9. Linda: http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
10. Lori: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
11. Maria: http://justgetscraphappy.blogspot.com/
12. Nicole: http://crashingcreatively.blogspot.com/
13. Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
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