Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Blog Hop

Hooray!  Welcome to my blog!!  So excited to share my Summer creations with you! Hopefully, you just visited Shannon's blog, if not and would like to start the Summer Blog Hop from the beginning, please visit our wonderful, Hostess, Kathryn's blog!  There are lots of fun and creative projects, and you don't want to miss them!!

Living in sunny AZ, it is like Summer year around for us...almost!  I thought I would make a Summer Kit to share with you.  I used Life's a Party, and cut the treasure chest at fit to page.  It cut it at 11.5 inches.  I embossed it using a new Cuttlebug folder, not sure the name, but looks like Divine Swirls...and then put the chest together with "red tape".  I only use the "red tape" for boxes, as I don't want them to fall apart!  I cut the Sun, using Simply Charmed and stuck him on the front with dimensionals.  I didn't like the way the chest closed, so I cut the tab off, and applied a little Velcro...much better!  I then wanted some handles, and I didn't have any matching ribbon... that I liked, so I got out my beads, and strung handles for them!  It had been awhile since I used beads... kind of fun!  Here is the finished project!  I plan to get some little trial sized lotions, lip balm, and sanitizer to go in them!
Hung outside
Another View- The sun is in his eyes!!
Peachy Keen Stamps were used...
Velcro- works great!
Side and inside view
Thanks for looking, please stop by tomorrow, as I have another Summer project to show you!  Yes, there is Blog candy... a $10.00 Gift card to either Jo Ann's or Michael's- your choice!!  To be eligible, you need to leave me a comment on today's and tomorrow's post!  How easy is that?
Now, you are off to Patricia's blog!  Ooh, so many cute things ahead!!  I am also entering this project in a Summer challenge over at Getting Cricky!!


  1. Oh Tina, these are just plain stinkin cute!!!! These would be great for a summer party. I will have to use this next year for my little ones B-day party at the end of June. Thanks a million Tina and am always happy to have you in a hop.


  2. So cute. Love it!! Thanks for sharing.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  3. Your creations just put a smile one anyone who sees them! Very happy and cute!
    Erikantry at yahoo dot com

  4. Adorable! Love the sunglasses the sun is wearing! This would put a smile on the face of anyone receiving it.

  5. All I can say is cute, cute, cute. These are so sunny.


  6. Super Cute! Just got the Life's a Party cartridge and was thinking about making the treasure chest. I've only had a chance to make some cupcake wrappers Great idea and what a fun summer gift. I love to give bags and boxes as gifts. Thanks for sharing. Holly

  7. Very cute. I love the idea of the beaded handle!

    Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Getting Cricky DTM

  8. Oh how cute. I know my nieces would love these. Would have been cute when all our family was here last week.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  9. Oh wow these are sooo adorable!!! They would make excellent treat boxes for a Summer Time party!!!
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  10. Well if this isn't just the cutest idea. Like the poster above said..would make great party favors for kids, or adults. TFS!

  11. love the sun n shades! Great project. TFS
    jess b.

  12. Very cute! Sunshines always bring a smile.

  13. Oh what a great way to bring a little sunshine into someones life
    Too cute

  14. what a great idea

  15. So cute! Love the sunny yellow colour!

  16. These are so cute and the velcro worked great!!

  17. These are absolutely adorable! I love it! TFS

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  18. Cute idea!!

  19. this is great - perfect gift idea for kids too - new followe

  20. Very cute. love the color very sunny and it makes you smile. thanks for sharing. thanks for the chance to win

  21. What a fun fun project! Love the sun with the groovey shades, just to stinkin cute! TFS!

  22. cute container.. love that sun!!

    very nice..

    thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge!


  23. Super cute!! Love the shades!
    Thanks for linking up with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- GCDT

  24. This is soooooooo cute--heehee--I love the boxes and the sun's happy face! Adorable!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew
    See My Stamps!

  25. I love it! It's so bright and cheery -- just what we need here after a few days of rain. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  26. OMG, I love these. Great job! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  27. GREAT IDEA and I, too, LOVE VELCRO!!! It is a staple in my supplies :) TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog as well at

  28. Super cute idea!! Love the fun sun with his super cute face and adorable sunglasses!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  29. These little purses are just too cute. I love the peachy faces with sunglasses :) TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too.
    Becky - Getting Cricky DTM

  30. Adorable! I love the sun. He is so stinking cute.


  31. How can you not smile at those kits! Love the sunglasses - nice touch.
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

  32. Oh those are sooo cute!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Melanie (your newest follower)
    melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

    Keep on crafting!

  33. Oh those are adorable!!!!! And the sunglasses were awesome!!!

    I hope you didn't get hit with the dust storm last week. My best friend lives in Phoenix and said it left 2 inches of dust on her car!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  34. very cute project... soo bright!

    thanks for playing along with us at Getting cricky's simply sunday challenge.