Friday, May 6, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to the Thanks Mom Blog Hop!! Thanks for joining us to enjoy the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of moms everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from Jenny's Blog.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie's blog so you don't miss any of the amazing projects along the way.  Also, there is Grand Prize Blog Candy being offered, so you want to check out her blog to get all the details on how to win!!

I am busy graduating from my master's program and spending time with my family, but I didn't want to forget about my blog here is the hop!! I know I've been away a lot with school and moving and such, but I enjoy crafting and really wanted to do something crafty.  You'll have to forgive the simplicity (sometimes, simplicity is the way to go), but I have limited resources as some of my stuff is boxed :)

I decided to make an explosion box for my mom.  I am going to fill it with pictures and special quotes of us.  I am SO EXCITED that I get to spend mother's day with my mom.  I live away from my parents, so I do not get to see them very often.  However, my mom is coming in for my graduation and I get to spend time with her.  I made the box for her to take with her as something small to keep and quickly see all of our pictures.  I found awesome instructions for how to create an explosion box here.  Be sure to check it out!!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper from Oops-A-Daisy Paper Stack from The Paper Studio
Mother's Day 2010 Cricut Seasonal Cartridge

I am also giving away some blog candy of my own!! I have a box of crafting goodies waiting to go to a good home.  To win, please leave a comment on THIS POST with an email/blog address that has a way to get in touch with you.  I will draw winners on Monday morning and announce it on my blog as well as send a personal email to the winner.  

Thanks for hopping along with us. Remember, if you leave a comment on every designers blog hop post, your name will go into the drawing for the Blog Candy that our THANK MOM BLOG HOP hostess, Debbie, is offering as a Grand Prize.
Next up on the hop , is the talented Cassie


  1. What a fabulous project! I've been wanting to try my hand at one of these explosion boxes, especially when I see projects like yours that are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the explosion boxes. My mother in law still displays the one I made for her! Yours is wonderful!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  3. Very cute! I need to try one of those someday! So glad you could be part of this hop!

  4. Love the explosion box and papers. I need to make one of these boxes.

  5. Oh I love your explosion box and I bet your mom will too! Thanks for participating in the blog hop with us. Debbie

  6. I left another comment in the wrong spot! Love your explosion box. Good luck to you.

  7. Love the explosion box! Really cool!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

  8. I've been dying to make one of these. Thanks so much for giving the link! Happy Mother's Day!

  9. Love it- I need to try and make one- congratulations on graduating also- I am sure your mother will be doubly happy with so many things going on.

  10. Love explosion box! I haven't had the guts to try one! Maybe some day!! :)

    blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

  11. WOW I LOVE that box! You perfected it! GREAT job!
    paperdeckerations at gmail dot com

  12. wow! that is very nice! such details! love it. thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

  13. I love your explosions box! The colors/papers are fabulous! I'm sure your mom is going to love this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Thankful Thursdays!

  14. Love your explosion box! Glad you were able to participate in the blog hop. Enjoy spending time with your Mom!

  15. You've been awarded a blog award. You will need to tell 8 things about yourself as well as choose 15 other deserving bloggers.

  16. What a great ideal for a Mother's Day gift. I love the explosion boxes. I am also a follower of your blog.

  17. I love explosion boxes also and what a neat idea for a mother's day projet. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  18. What a great idea to give to your mom. I've been under a rock for a while so I've never seen an explosion box. Gonna have to try it out!

  19. Great project for your mom!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  20. Love explosion boxes and yours is super cute! Already a follower.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  21. this box is great!!
    thanks for the chance to win!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  22. What a neat box, I've really been wanting to try one of these! Congrats on your graduation! I"m a new follower!


  23. Fantastic explosion box. I haven't tried one as yet, but thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for a chance to win some candy.


  24. I love explosion boxes. Congrats on your upcoming graduation.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  25. I love the papers you used!!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  26. I love your blog!!!!! Happy to be on the blog hop with you too!!!! I love your box-I have been trying to learn how to make one of these for months! Lol!!!

  27. Love your explosion box. I just learned how to make one of these myself for the National Scrapbooking Day challenges. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  28. Great idea for Mother's day! A card that is a gift also! What Mom doesn't love pictures of their children or grandchildren??!!
    This is really cute, I have been wanting to make an explosion card myself, but am afraid it will be too hard for me!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  29. Love your explosion box! Enjoy your time with your mom. I can relate to her not living close by.

  30. Love your explosion box and I bet your Mom did too. A wonderful gift. Thanks so much for sharing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com