Saturday, July 2, 2011

Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

If you are looking for Spotlight Saturday please see post below this one

 
 
 
 

 
Welcome to the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop!   If you are here from Erika's blog then you are in the right place.  Erika and I wanted something unique and that our viewers would enjoy this 4th of July weekend.  We certainly hope that the different creations of explosion boxes will spark up your own creativity!

 
Some of the blogs will have their own blog candy, but there will also be a grand prize.  Scrapbook Steals has generously donated a gift basket with a retail value of $100!!!! and includes:
  • A crafty basket of goodies including:
  • Bo Bunny Pattern Papers (new release this spring)
  • American Crafts Adhesive
  • My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad, Stella and Rose
  • Prima Marketing Got Flowers bottles



Along with this, Kich N Bleus Designs will give the grand prize winner their choice of a digi collection!!  In order to qualify for the grand prize, you must leave a comment on every blog.

 
For my project, I have a made a family/gift card combination explosion box.

 

 

The color didn't come out so well in the

picture, but Our Family is in a purple that

matches the ribbon around the top
 

I made the bottom of the box a

gift card holder
 

Here's the inside of the box, the 4

big spaces are to place pictures in
 

Here's a close up of the inside of the box

the tags have messages on the inside
Each pocket has a special Family message
 
These are the rest of the messages on each pocket
 
What is a blog hop without blog candy is just not a blog hop! So in addition to grand prize, I am giving away 4 rolls of American Crafts ribbon.  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below. For an extra bonus, sign up for my email newsletter and I will add 4 extra ribbons!! (just leave another comment stating you signed up for the newsletter for an extra chance to win and for the bonus ribbons!).
 
 
Now head on over to very talented Liz from WhichCraft.  Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.  Be safe and don't forget to thank those who have fought so hard for the freedom that we have in the USA!  God bless you all!

153 comments:

Erika Valdez said...

Whoo HOO!! Love the box!! The gift card in the top of the box is a great idea! Thank you so much for all your help {with everything} and for putting together this awesome hop with me!! You are the BEST!!!

HockeyScrap said...
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HockeyScrap said...

I love the box. Very cool twist on the gift card holder (which I am going to have to try at some point). I also love that you had the tag inserts! Neat twists!
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http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Zeni-
This is a cute box - I love the family theme and the tags - this will make a great new Thanksgiving tradition. Thanks for doing this blog hop - I statred in the middle (gotta love the web and how it connects people)! - These are all great projects!

Heather said...

Such a cute gift box. I am so totally enjoying the explosion boxes as your theme. Have not seen that used as a blog hop theme yet and it is fun.

Peggy Sue said...

So pretty, love it!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

TX Scrapper Mom said...

Awsome box!! Love the details! :)

Jenn said...

Love the box! Such a great gift!!

Jenn
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

Tabitha said...

New follower. Love your box. Been wanting to make one and I love how you incorporated the gift card. Too cute. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. Hopping along....

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

I really like this! Not sure I understand the gift card part but I really like it!

Debbie @
http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Love the box!!

Josie0602 said...

Wonderful box. I love the added sentiments/messages inside!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Josie0602 said...

I have signed up for your emails!!
Tracy
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Whitloli said...

super cute - love it!

Nikki T said...

I adore this box. Love the gift card idea. I like how it has family sayings and tags. Thanks for co-hosting this hop.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

ScrapinShana said...

Beautiful box! I love it, the colors are so pretty!

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ScrapinShana said...

Signed up for your newsletter and new follower =)

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jodiloveselvis said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing.

My Scrap Diary said...

Great box Zeni! Gorgeous colors and embellishemnts. And I really like how you created the gift card holder. Happy to be in this hop :)
Jess M
Im a new followers/friend :)

Stephanie K said...

Beautiful explosion box!! I love how the bottom holds the gift card and the top explodes. Great colors and beautiful embellishments!! Already a follower!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Stephanie K said...

Just signed up for your newsletter!! Thanks Again!!

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Pamela Pattison Lash said...

It's hard to top yourself but you do it every time, Z!! Wonderful and love the colors.
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Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I just signed up for your newsletter.
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Kathy said...

This is so nice, I have never made one of these. I love it.
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful colours and ditto with the warm messages . There is nothing like family, they mean so much to me. I can see you put a lot of love into your project and thank you for sharing it with us. Happy 4th of July.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Darlene said...

Very cute! love the colors!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Karen said...

Very pretty explosion box! I really like the tags with the sentiments. I also love the papers you picked for the inside. I'm a new follower. :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Pink Cricut said...

I love the sentiments in the pockets- what a great gift! Thanks for asking me to be in the hop Zeni! :)

My Play Time said...

Great box, love the gift card idea. New Follower.

Rosemary
rroca31156@gmail.com

cruizninpa said...

Happy 4th! Really like the explosion boxes. just never took enough time to make one.
cruizninpa@yahoo.com

Carley said...

What a fabulous box! I love it girl I am def going to have to try this!
Hugs
Carley
CarleyCarter at gmail dot com

Nurse Young said...

What a great idea. The box is awesome and the gift inside is a great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

Janet said...

Very pretty and looks not as intimidating as some I might be able to do this. Maybe, not too sure yet.TFS
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Big Blog hugs

Manhattan Mandie said...

Beautiful box! Great job :) I'm a new follower!

JulieK said...

This is beautiful! I love how there are spots for photos and the little pockets for notes. Brilliant!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Gift Card Box!! Nice work!

Courtney Larson said...

I think the purple is perfect. Great job

Rosie said...

cute explosion box, a great idea to give a gift card!!!
rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scaplovingminis.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

LOVING the explosion boxes....I need a link to a tutorial, please!!! This one is fabulous, and can be adapted for new baby or anything! Nice!

Now a follower; you have some awesome creations!

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autumnsbuggycreations at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Love your box! Love all of the little tags!

Jamie
jlieungh23@gmail.com
http://stellardesignz.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

I subscribed to your emails.

Jamie
jlieungh23@gmail.com
http://stellardesignz.blogspot.com/

Rene said...

great job on your explosion box.. LOVE the gift card part of it too! TFS

ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net
http://www.wishuponascrap.blogspot.com/

Janeen said...

Great idea for a blog hop during the 4th! Love your explosion box and the special place for the tags, such a cute idea! You have inspired me to make my own! Thanks! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica at comcast dot net

Christine America Real said...

Hi, I am a new follower, and I love your explosion box! I just made my first one last week!

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey stop by my blog I am giving awaw a Mickey & Me Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower!

Christine America Real said...

I have signed up to follow you by e-mail.

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey stop by my blog I am giving awaw a Mickey & Me Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower!

Anna Villano said...

I am a follower now and your box is beautiful, Thank you for sharing :-)

Brenda said...

I love your explosion box. I hope you don't mind but I may have to copy some of your ideals on the box. It is just great!
bwickline61@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

I have signed up for your emails - can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Jen L said...

Great idea...I love these boxes. I need you learn how to do this. I love that you made this for Family.

LUV2SCRAP said...

Totally enjoying all these explosion box ideas :)

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Zeni....too cute! love the card holder, tags of love, and just a neat idea...got to make one of these eventually...lol...TFS and I signed up for your email girl! (I thought I did and I realized I didnt') but better late than never huh! :)
Love ya! kari
purplefuzz06@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Whoo hoooo, I'm now a follower, and I love your box, very well done. TFS
Hugs, Jessica

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

Newly following! LOVE ur blog and creations! Have a blest 4th!
- Desiree'

ash.desiree@yahoo.com

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty explosion box. Love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Jessica said...

Ok I signed up at your email service, I couldn't find anywhere where it said newsletter sign up. LOL I'm just a bit computer challenged! So if that's not the right place, would you let me know! lol TFS
Hugs, Jessic

Jamie said...

wow love your box its so pretty! thanks for sharing.. im a follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

also wanted to let you know i just signed up to recieve your newsletter by email thanks for the extra chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

What a great explosion box..esp love the gift card holder..TFS!
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Theresa said...

Already a follwer, bus signed up fpr emails today..thanks
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alwayscharlie said...

Awesome design . I like thecard holder in the top of the box. Plus the tags are a cute idea too!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Jenn said...

Wonderful explosion box! I love the soft colours you used! Great theme too - family IS a gift. TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Linda Peterson said...

Your explosion box is very creative---love the colors!
craftylin1968@aol.com

Raven B said...

Love the box. THat is such a great idea.
Hugs,
Raven

Dorcas said...

I always love to visit your blog and am a follower! BEautiful project!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net
www.craftycardangel.com

Dorcas said...

I just subscribed to the emails, which is a great idea. It keeps me on top of who has updated.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net

mamawcindy said...

I have been wanting to make an Explosion Box and I Love yours. Great Idea to put Gift Card Inside. Thanks for the Inspiration.
I'm already a follower of yours.:0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Roxanne said...

Love all the great ideas!! Especially the pockets!!

Cathy said...

Your explosion box is really cute, I only made one so far, but this blog is giving me more ideas...I know what I am doing tonight:) I am a follower and I signed up for your e-mail news.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Shari said...

love your box, especially the way you made the second leyer offset from the first. LOVE IT!
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Amy E said...

I love love love the colors on your explosion box!! I haven't quite got up the guts to make one yet, but maybe after today's blog hop, I just might! Thanks for the inspiration!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

I signed up for your emails!

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scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

firstgrandma6 said...

Now this box is great, and I think I could manage it. Gives some hope that I am not such a hopeless scrapper. The family idea is soooo nice.

Julie said...

Love the explosion box. What a great idea for an explosion box. Love the colors too.

Nicolle said...

Awesome explosion box! Love how you used tags on the inside so creative..thanks for the inspiration..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

GabyCreates.com said...

Love your box Zeni! Super creative and lots, lots of work!! but it paid off! Thanks for inviting me to be part of this super sweet hop!

Beth said...

This is pretty, thanks for having the blog hop. Having a great time.

Deb said...

Love the FAMILY ideas..Thank you! Can't wait to use this cute idea...

JustMeJustina said...

Great box!! Love it!
Justina
justina1218 at aim dot com
www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I love the beautiful paper you used and the family theme is always a hit with me. Thanks for the chance to win.
Karen
o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

Karen said...

I signed up for your email too
Karen
o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

Beth said...

Beautiful explosion box!

Lindsey said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

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Lindsey said...

I have to learn how to make these boxes. They are so cute!

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Darlene said...

I love explosion boxes!! I like how your inner layer is offset from the outer layer!! New follower here, with an email subscription (that is the only way to follow and keep up with all the wonderful creations!!!).

Tammie said...

I love the box and how u put the gift card and tags in it. good job

A Creative Journey said...

What an adorable project! I never thought to put tags in a box like that! BRILLIANT! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower and I signed up for your E-mails :) I would be honored if you would check out my blog as well :)http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/ Have a great day!

Brenda said...

Love your explosion box! I have yet to try one. I'm a new follower.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Katknit said...

The Explosion Box you made it great. I had not thought of using tags in boxes such as these!!! Tthanks for sharing.

Charlene
katknit at gmail dot com

I just became your most recent follower on your blog.

TuttleTime said...

I would have exploded with smiles if I opened this. All the bright colors and flowers really make it pop. So cute...Then, top it off with a gift card. Wow...great job.

Chiquetta said...

Love the box. Thanks for sharing.

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jennifer said...

how sweet! I like the way the inside is like flower petals!

Tiffany said...

This is fabulous! I love the papers you chose. Thanks so much for the hop!

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Lovebug Creations said...

My my my!!!! How stinkin' cute!??! I love the little tag messages in it! Great job Z!!!! Now I wanna make one! :)

~Kimi

Sandy said...

Very cute box!

Anna said...

Beautiful box.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pull out tags.

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Charlotte said...

Oh my Zeni, What a delightful explosion box. I love that it is a gift card holder and the way you have the little message tags on it, is just adorable. I just love it.
Charlotte
wils6080 at bellsouth dot net

Vickie said...

Wow I really like the way you did the middle part of the explosion box. Turning it sideways like that really makes it unique. I will have to use this one I think for my family.
Thanks
Vickie
vickiebryn@yahoo.com

Vickie said...

I became a follower and also signed up for the newsletter.
Vickie
ickiebryn@yahoo.com

WAM Family said...

Wow, great box!!! It is unique in the way you created it. TFS

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Laura S said...

This is just soooooo pretty. I love everything about it.

Amanda said...

Such a beautiful box! I love it, I'm so inspired! Thanks so much! I follow your blog via GFC as AMANDA HALL. prhmangel@gmail.com

Amanda said...

I think I signed up 4 the newsletter. I filled in my email up at the top right & am going 2 confirm when I check my email.!

Angie said...

SUper cute, love how the inside layer is offset!

Crafty and Green said...

Already a Blog Follower! Love this Creation So much!! It's Fantastic! You Are SOOO Talented!! I have so many great ideas from this!! TFS!!!

Blessings,
Tina

www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

- said...

So cute. I love the papers you used.
(:(:Smiles:):)
Robin " the cricut scrapper "

rlj547 at comcast dot net

tandkparker said...

Love your family explosion box! What a wonderful way to present a gift card.
TFS - Kim

WhichCraft-Liz said...

Hi! You know I love your box! Especially all the little pockets with the sentiments.
Oh and I love the border around the box.....(wink, wink) Thanks for hosting its been great!!

Liz

shersl84bed said...

Love it, so clever how you did the inside of the box too. Great job.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Gina said...

Gorgeous box! I love the tags on the inside of the box. I'm a new follower. purpleprincess214(at)gmail(dot)com

sweetlilscrapper said...

beautiful box!


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sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Amanda said...

What a beautiful box.tfs
amanda
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Beautiful explosion box! Love the inside with all the places for the tags. Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

waidc said...

I love your "Family" idea for the explosion box and the papers you used are lovely!!

S`andra said...

Such a cool idea. These explosion boxes are just Grand!! I love your colors and how clever to make the bottom a card holder. TOO DARN COOL!Thanks for sharing your talents, I am now a follower and I have to Thank you and Erika for all the inspiration with the Explosion Boxes. Well off to hop on to the rest of your team.
Have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend!
sandrav9288@yahoo.com
http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

Charlotte Cornett said...

Love the little quotes you have! Great box! TFS! Charlotte

My Crafty Designs said...

Love, love your explosion box..all the detail and design added make it a beautiful gift to give away. Thank you for sharing. I'm a follower.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

Penny said...

Beautiful box. What a great idea making a place for a gift card. Thank you for sharing this idea.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Nicole Brenna said...

Wow that box is great and thanks for the chance to win...

Pappin said...

Love the idea of the photos and the messages! Great Box. Thanks for sharing.

Happy 4th of July.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Love the box! The family senitments are perfect. Great job. TFS!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

mjblahnik56 said...

What a beautiful idea for a family.
Am a follower.
mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

grammiej said...

what a great job! I love that you did family.
thx for sharing and for the blog candy!

jashmore1944@att.net

Scrappin' Sista said...

I'm an email subscriber! Love your blog girlie.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Zeni, this is such a cute gift box :) Thanks for putting together such a wonderful hop!
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

LOVE it the whole thing it amazing
The Scrapbooking Queen

Cindy said...

WOW Zeni,Your project is AMAZING!Super job with it,Have a nice July 4th!!:)

AJoy said...

Great project. Like all the tags for your family.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very nice explosion box, love all the details!!I am already a follower
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I signed up for your newsletter!!
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Stephanie said...

Love the gift card slot. What a grate idea.

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Linda said...

That is a lovely explosion box!! Very elegant!! :) Thank you for sharing!! :)
Linda
linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

This is a beautiful box for family memories. I like the pull out tags.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com
http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

I did sign up for the newsletter.

KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Amyscats said...

I never would have thought to angle the smaller layer - clever! And that's two of you in a row that used it as a gift card holder - another new idea for me. Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win some goodies!
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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Dee said...

I love your project. I am a follower. I have added your blinkie to my blog and thanks for sharing.

I hope you can stop by my blog become a follower, leave a comment and grab my love button.

http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
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Ashley said...

That is a wonderful box! Love the quotes you included relating to families - absolutely perfect for this box :) I am a follower on GFC and Networked Blogs. Thank you so much for sharing and putting together such an awesome hop!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a sweet explosion box!!! :-)

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SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your explosion box with the gift card holder.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love the family explosion box, what a nice touch. Smooches... Felicia at frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Scraps2treasure said...

love your box and the flower ont he front - new follower

Haidee said...

That box is FAbulous!!!

Thank you sooo much for sharing !!!

Following you :)

I wanna learn to do the box soon :)

Brittney said...

That box is AWESOME!

rnbw_skittles32@hotmail.com
www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Your box is so pretty! I can see it being given for any occasion!

rissafor@yahoo.com

Marissa said...

I am new a subscriber/follower!

rissafor@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

This is a super cute project. I have wanted to make one of these for the longest time. I can be a procrastinator at times. :) You used such great colors and really pretty papers. Love the flower in the center.

snowdraak said...

Greaet box. Love the comment card idea!!!!
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Donna said...

I love the "pocket" idea! Very nice job. comopark@roadrunner.com

Shawnee said...

What a beautiful box!! I love the gift card idea. TFS!!

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything the flowers, the bling and the very nice sentiments you have. Thank you so much for letting me join your amazing hop!

Tanya said...

WOW!!! Have I told you how AWESOME this is?? sorry so late.. You do super work and I totally admire you!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Waseem said...

how did you made the explosion box?

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