Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop!!!!

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop!  You should have come from the very talented Sarah at Crafting My Favorite Memories If you're just dropping by head on over to Lovebug Creations to start from the beginning. 

and Thank you to Lovebug Creations for hosting this fun hop.

For this hop I made my first birthday Explosion Box.  I must say this has been my all time favorite project.  I had sooo much fun making this. This isn't no ordinary box.  My friend who is turning 40 will be receiving this box.  Each tag represents a different area of her life.  her career (making cakes), motherhood, marriage, the importance of family, her upcoming trip to Italy, her passion for singing....etc

Recipe for this box:
Cricut Cartridges
-A Child's Year
-Gypsy Wanderings
-Forever young
-Home Accents
-Stretch your Imagination
DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies paper stack
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Happy Birthday)
Pink By Design stamp sets
Hero Arts candles stamp set
Tim Holtz idealogy 
Ribbon, cardstock from my stash

(a quick apology for the quality of the photos.  The lighting is not that great in the wee hours of the night.)  :)

The following photos are close ups of the different tags.




I hope you enjoyed my explosion box.  As a thank you for visiting my blog I'm giving away this really cute K&Company complete alphabet and numbers tear pad.  So many fun things you can do with these.  Make sure you leave a comment and I'll choose a winner on Tuesday via

Your next stop on this hop is the lovely and talented Zeni.  Hop on over to ScrappyZeni for a great project.  

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the talented people on the hop!

Kimi & Pamela -
Missy -
Michelle -
Laura -
Sarah -
Candace -
Sarah H - 
Kim -
Zeni -
Erin -
Anne -
Gaby -
Karen -
Paula -
Martha -
Dianne -
Kimmarie -
Victoria -
Sonia -
Lisa -
Jennifer -
Nicole -
Amy -
Stacey -
Becky -
Alina -
Haidee -

Happy Hopping!

"Crafting Memories into Magic