Saturday, July 2, 2011

Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

Welcome to the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop hosted by Erika and Zeni. Thank you girls for having me be part of this cool hop!!

Today we have a hop full of...you guessed it...explosion boxes. How exciting to see how we all put our individual spin onto this project. We also have an Amazing grand prize sponsored by Scrapbook Steals. They are offering one lucky person a basket full of goodies including products from: Bo Bunny, American Crafts, Prima and My Minds Eye. All awesome candy. Plus Kich and Blues is giving away a set of their digis.

Ok so lets get started. You should be hoping over from Sarah (Pink Cricut) if not you can start at the beginning with Erika.

Onto my project.... From the outside it looks pretty plain. Now it is missing a key hole and some other embellishments but I couldn't find a key hole nor my embellishments. lol. 

But when you open it, Bam!! This is what you get. :)
I decided to go with a Pirates Theme for my project (which is why I'm talking about a missing key hole).
I really wanted to make it look like a treasure chest but I couldn't make it happen. 

The images used are from the Funky Pirate Line from Simply Betty Stamps
I used Bonnie, Lizzy, Marty and Captain Jack! Arrrgggghhhh, hehehe
They were colored using my trusty old Prismacolor pencils.  

Now to add some extra cool factors :) to my box, I created mini gatefold cards for the 4 images. This way, I don't loose a picture/journaling space and I get to have the image. I added some velcro tabs to keep them closed. Sure it adds a tiny bulk but with this project, it's ok. 

This is a shot of my base or Layer 3, however you may see it. 

Another feature I added to my box was to create an accordion fold card.
That will allow me to have more picture/journal spots.
I'm still deciding on how to decorate that portion but I will add something to it (at least some mats) 

Layer 2 (with another accordion card as one of the pockets) 


And Im done. Lol!!! Ok so that is my project for you today :)
I hope you like it BECAUSE my personal blog candy winner will win a kit created by me. I would love it if you become a follower. I will announce my winner on or after Tuesday.
Now don't forget, in order to qualify for the grand prize (pictured on the left) you must hop around to all the blogs and leave some bloggy love.

Thanks for hopping with us this Holiday weekend. Have a safe Saturday and I will see you back here tomorrow.

Your next stop is:
Gaby (Gaby Creates) Go show her some love :)

123 comments:

Erika Valdez said...

Ill be back in a little while to see what awesomness you created!

Dawn said...

I will be back the suspense will be killing me!

Jenn said...

Can't wait to see your box!!

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

Tabitha said...

It's ok! Life happens! New follower and will be back later. Can't wait to see what you come up with. ;0)

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

Well worth the wait! Thanks for sharing!! LOVE IT!

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

Josie0602 said...

Great explosion box!! I am already your follower!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Whitloli said...

awesome! great job!
lisa
whitloli@gmail.com

Erika Valdez said...

OMG Jess how fabulous is this!?!! You did an awesome job! I love pirates lol and especially these cuties! Thank you so much for joing us on this fun hop!!

Peggy Sue said...

it was worth the wait! totally awesome!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Nikki T said...

Great box. Love the images. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

What a beautiful treasure chest. Tons of space to add photos and just a super great project. Wonderful details. Love it! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

HockeyScrap said...

Love the fold out that you did and the pirate theme! Worth the wait!
dbonczek@comcast.net

Lelia Pierce said...

Holy wow, girl! This is amazing! I thought how cool, an explosion box...then you whipped out everything else too! I am IMPRESSED!!!

XXX

Stephanie K said...

AWESOME!!! Love the pirate theme!! I totally think it looks like a chest on the outside!! The stamps are too cute! Love the paper! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com
scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Ahoy, matey - love the pirate theme - it's a swashbuckling treasure!
Just became a fan.
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

ScrapinShana said...

So cool! Love the pirates! I'm lovin' these explosion boxes, I have to try one!!

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Darlene said...

Wow! very cool and piratey!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Nurse Young said...

Really cool! I like all the extra spaces you added!!

Kathy said...

What a great job, I love this. I have never made one of these. Love it.
Hugs,
Kathy - DTM sister

http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Pink Cricut said...

Love all of the added elements Jess- and those fun pirates!!

My Play Time said...

Great idea. Love the extras that you added.

Rosemary
rroca31156@gmail.com

cruizninpa said...

Great ideas for when I try to make one. I really should take the time, my grandkids would love to have one!

Betty Boo! said...

That is one cool explosion!!! Amazing coloring Jess!

B

Carley said...

Oh my word this is amazing. I swear this is the most talented bunch I have seen in a blog hop in a while! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
Hugs
Carley
CarleyCarter at gmail dot com

Janet said...

Love it the Keyhole will be perfect. Thanks for all the details you make it look easy!
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Big Blog hugs

Karen said...

Cool box! I love the pirate theme. I also like the accordian cards. I am a new follower! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Oh wow!!!! Love the images you used :) I know you'll find that keyhole soon because you are right, it will look amazing!

JulieK said...

Awesome! Love the pirates and the "map" paper you used! Great job!

My Angel said...

Awesome Job on your explosion box!! Love the pirate theme!!

Courtney Larson said...

Missing keyhole or not, it turned out great

Rosie said...

love the images, you a very talented
rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Rene said...

LOVE your pirate theme... Great job TFS

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

Autumn said...

Cute box!!! Love the pirate theme!!! Would be great for a little boy's birthday! TFS! Now a follower!

autumnsbuggycreations dot blogspot dot com

autumnsbuggycreations at gmail dot com

Janeen said...

What a great job you did on your box, so creative! TFS! I'm your newest follower! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica at comcast dot net

Christine America Real said...

This is very cool. I made my first explosion box 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!

Anna Villano said...

Love your box cannot wait to try this layout!

Tabitha said...

Very cute and worth the wait. Love all of the little extra's (accordian folds, etc.). Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Super cool - love the pirates! You did a great job on the box.
bwickline61@yahoo.com

LUV2SCRAP said...

So I was wondering where the plain box was going to take me and than wow! I love the look. I normally enjoy vibrant colors but this one I have to say I love so clean and classy :) Great job!

Jamie said...

wow what a wonderful box thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. im a follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

This is so cute matey! :) love it and the coloring is wonderful! and thanks for sharing been a follower and get your email...you do great stuff! :) TFS
Kari
purplefuz06@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

WOW what a great box! I love those images, and you do such a great job with coloring! TFS
Hugs, Jessica

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

LOVE ur explosion box idea! Would be awesome for a pirate b-day! <3 Thanx for sharing!
- Desiree'
ash.desiree@yahoo.com

alwayscharlie said...

WOW! Your images are terrific! Great elements in your box too.

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Theresa said...

Love the pirates and the accordian folds. TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Linda Peterson said...

Would love to win a kit made by you. You are so creative!
craftylin1968@aol.com

Raven B said...

WOW Those images are colored so beautifully! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.
Hugs,
Raven

Dorcas said...

I love this box. The stamps are awesome! I'm a follower.

Dorcas
dtroche@bellsouth.net
www.craftycardangel.com

Cyndi S said...

Great explosion box. Love your pirates.
cstephenson at q dot com

Roxanne said...

Great Job!! Love the colors!!

mamawcindy said...

Love the Pirate Theme. You did an Awesome Job!!! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Scrappy Zeni said...

Jess, I love your box and pirate theme! Those stamps are just great! Thanks for joining Erika and me on this hop!

Shari said...

another great box. Great job coloring and I love the gate fold idea behind the artwork. Love it.
syoung6987 at aol dot com

Cathy said...

Bam is right, I love your box and the extra touches you did
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

firstgrandma6 said...

That pirate theme is awesome! I like all of the extra things you added to the box. :)

Julie said...

Love the box! Thanks for sharing!

Nicolle said...

Very cool box! Love the colors and digi color work , awesome!!..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Nicolle said...

Very cool box! Love the colors and digi color work , awesome!!..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

GabyCreates.com said...

Even thou you think you did not make it look like a treasure box, it's adorable and shows all the work you put in! Thanks for the intro! ~Gaby

JustMeJustina said...

Nice. Love your stamps!

Justina
justina1218 at aim dot com
www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Cute Box, tfs.

Tammie said...

Like the box.

Amy E said...

Wow! AMAZING!!!! I absolutely love your explosion box!! Thank you so much for sharing...I'm a new follower now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love the addition of the gate fold card for additional space. Great idea! Thans for the chance to win.
Karen
o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

Gosh, these look so complicated! I need to learn how to make these boxes!!

kteachone@gmail.com

Darlene said...

Well, I think you captured a treasure chest look that will be complete once you find a keyhole!!! I love the accordion fold that you added!

Chiquetta said...

Cute explosion box. I realy like this type of hop. And this is my first blog hop. I get the chest look on the outstide cover of the explosion box.

Brenda said...

Great explosion box! I'm a new follower.

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

A Creative Journey said...

I LOVE IT!!! This is really amazing and the coloring with your pencils is unbelievable! TFS I am a new follower and I would be honored if you would check out my blog as well :)

http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

Jen L said...

WOW !!! TFS Im so impressed with your coloring and box. I love the theme....

Katknit said...

The Explosion Box you made it great. Your a wonderful crafter and wow, you gifting one of your kits...how cool!!! Tthanks for sharing.

Charlene
katknit at gmail dot com

I just became your most recent follower on your blog.

TuttleTime said...

Arrrrggggh, now that's cool! I love the muted shade and hidden cards. I love how the box looks like a treasure chest. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

I love your box! All of the different layers are amazing. TFS

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

jennifer said...

very cute!

Sandy said...

Yo Ho Ho... aye spy me a pirate's booty... well done!

Anna said...

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

Bunnyfreak said...

Love those pirates. Great coloring work.

http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Charlotte said...

Oh my Jess, This just blows my mind. I cannot believe all the layers and special details you have in your box. It is fabulous!!!!!!

Vickie said...

very cool looking explosion box. TFS

Vickie
vickiebryn@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Great explosion box! Love the images, TFS!
hugs, Jenn
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

WAM Family said...

Your box is so cute!!! TFS

http://www.creationswithkathryn.com
creationswithkathryn@yahoo.com

Laura S said...

This is very cute. I love the pirate theme and all the fold outs that you have.

Angie said...

Amazing stamps you used in your box, great job!

Amanda said...

So cute...love the Pirate theme! When u find your embellishments, u should add them & post a pic. I'd love 2 see it look like Treasue Box on the outside! Thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

Crafty and Green said...

Really Like your theme & colors!
Awesome job! I totally need to try one of these boxes!!

Blessings,
Tina

www.craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

- said...

Soo cute! You did a great job on this! TFS
(:(:Smiles:):)
Robin " the cricut scrapper"
rlj547 at comcast dot net

WhichCraft-Liz said...

wow! This is fabulous! I love your theme. Pirates are really in right now. I love how you make it look so simple and then it just has layers and layers.....
Thanks for being part of the hop. Would love to see this when you put the keyhole on it.

Liz

tandkparker said...

Love your explosion box! The pirate theme is great! So many surprises inside :)

Thanks for sharing -
Kim a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

shersl84bed said...

Wonderful job!

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

sweetlilscrapper said...

wow this is another great version of the exploding box!


sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Gina said...

Love the pirate theme! Great box!
I'm a new follower!
purpleprincess214(at)gmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

what a fun box.tfs
amanda
http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Great explosion box! I love your images and that they open to reveal more spaces to add pics/journaling. Thanks!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

waidc said...

Your coloring is excellent. You did a wonderful job on this explosion box.

S`andra said...

You don't know how much you just woke up my crafty side today. I absolutely love this explosion box. I have a Pirate Birthday party to go to next month...I will have to learn to do the explosion box and do something simular. I will have to look for some Piraty Stamps..My mind is in over drive with all your teams wonderful Explosion Boxes. I will be back to check your many other talents out. Thanks a million...Have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend.
sandrav9288@yahoo.com
http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

Charlotte Cornett said...

love the pirate theme!! great job! charlotte

Janette S. said...

I love the gatefold and acordian idea to get in more journaling space. Pirate theme is adorable!

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

Penny said...

What's not to love about this project. It is adorable. Thank you for sharing it with us and for the blog hop.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Nicole Brenna said...

Very fun digi stamps... really great job!

Pappin said...

This is too cute. Love the theme, love the stamps, & I love all the extra space for photos & ledgers

grammiej said...

cute cute! I love pirates, TFS

jashmore1944@att.net

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your box. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Wonderful box. I can see the keyhole in my mind. I love the little extras. Nice touch. I love it! TFS!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

oh so cute Jess! I love all the things you added to make extra room for pictures :) Super cute pirates too! Oh how I hope that Michael's or Hobby Lobby has a sale soon on their art supplies. I still NEED me some of those pencils, lol!
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Super cute just love the whole box came out awesome
The Scrapbooking Queen

AJoy said...

Awesome! Love the added space for more things! Sorry you didn't find a key hole...

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

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

very cool and unique!! Love the gate folds inside
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I love the pictures on the inside of the box. They are so cute!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

It DOES look like a treasure chest. I like how you added "card elements" to the inside flaps (gate fold, accordian)--this is clever! A fun box.

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

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
vintageheartfelt@aol.com

Ashley said...

So much fun! I can't wait to see the box with the keyhole - I can totally see the treasure box right now, but I can see how the keyhole could take it to a whole other level :) I also love how you did multiple layers to maximize on space - I'm totally inspired now!Thank you so much for sharing!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Amyscats said...

That's a fine box, matey!! Really a cute theme, love the addition of accordion folds, etc. for more photos.
Amyscats
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very cool explosion box!!! :-)

-Sam

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Haidee said...

WOW!!!!

THANK SOOOO MUCH FOR SHARING...
this FANTASTIC idea!!!!

created2buniqueatymaildotcom

Brittney said...

too neat!

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

Marissa said...

very nice!

rissafor@yahoo.com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love the Pirate theme of your explosion box, the fan fold for more pictures is a great idea. I am a follower.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

You ladies are really inspiring me to give this explosion box a try. Hope you fine the rest of your embellies to finish this wonderful creation. Smooches... Felicia at frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com and scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

snowdraak said...

Great box. I just love the pirate images . . . you can never have enough pirates!
Alison
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Donna said...

Very nice! I guess I need to try one of these after seeing all of them on the hop! comopark@roadrunner.com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

This is so cute! It really does look like a treasure chest, I love how you colored the stamps!