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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bucket List (August Birthdays) Blog Hop -- DAY ONE -- Dream It, Achieve It!! :)

Welcome to DAY ONE of the "Bucket List" and August Birthdays Blog Hop!!

Michelle at Crafty Chelle is celebrating her birthday today (YAY!), and she has asked a few friends to join her in celebrating by sharing some projects and ideas all about 'Bucket Lists'!! :)  If you've hopped along from Ashley then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with our FIRST Birthday Girl -- Michelle's Blog (to start your FUN at the start!!)...

As you hop along, please be sure to wish our friends with August Birthdays a "Happy Birthday!"...  And be sure to keep an eye out for the Blog Candy you'll find sprinkled throughout the hop...  Remember, this is a TWO DAY hop, so be sure to come back TOMORROW for even MORE Bucket List inspiration!! :)

So....  Do YOU have a Bucket List?  As I thought about what I could do for my project, I realized that I don't have much on my list!!  It's time to change that!!  Life can become all about just getting through the day sometimes...  We can get caught up in making it to the weekend instead of making it everything it could be.  What kinds of things do people put on their Bucket Lists anyway???  If we want to come up with things we can accomplish on our lists, I thought we might need a creative way to focus on what we dream that we could do if anything were possible...

And so....  Here is my project:
I remember a small picture that hung in the studio where I took dance as a teenager...  As I waited for class to start, I would focus on what that picture said... "Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it..."  It starts with a dream -- what's in your heart, what drives you, what inspires you...  That is where my Bucket List starts...  Dream It...  Achieve It...
What I started with is actually called a "Journal Jar"...  It's a ceramic 'box' designed to store your thoughts and memories.  It was pretty, but plain...  And so I added some cardstock, decorative paper, and ribbon...  I also cut some flowers with the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge, and turned it into something that I could use to keep my dreams and inspirations...
I punched some tags with my Creative Memories Tag Punch and wrote a few of my "Bucket List" dreams on these pretty pink tags... 
The little black flowers are made using my Creative Memories Meadow Maker Punch and a small pink adhesive gem (bling!)...  I left some of the tags blank so that I can add new dreams for my Bucket List....
I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I'll keep my "Bucket List" inspiring... 

I'd like to thank Michelle for including me in her "Bucket List" Birthday Celebration!!  I'd also like to thank  all of my wonderful friends and followers who are helping to make this such a FABULOUS hop!!  Now....   Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without some CANDY???  I have a *package of goodies* to send out to one fabulous winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "What's one thing on YOUR Bucket List?"!! 
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page!! (Click HERE, then leave me an extra comment for your bonus chance!)
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, August 23rd to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)


Thank you so much for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Maria's blog and remember to visit all the stops, become a follower at each blog, and leave a comment at each stop along the way!!

Here's a list of all the participants in today's hop in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone!!
*** Please note that the following links will take you directly to each participants post in case you're joining the hop later in the week!! ***

Bucket List Hop


  1. Michelle at Crafty Chelle <-Happy Birthday on the 18th
  2. Justina at Just My Crafts       <-Happy Birthday on the 28th
  3. Anita at Anita and Bugs
  4. Ashley at Scrappin' Pink Piglet
  5. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  <<< You are HERE!!
  6. Maria at MD Craft Corner   <<< Go here NEXT!!
  7. Tami at Tambo's Creations
  8. Sher at Patterns By Sher
  9. Gina at California Scrappin'
  10. Gill at Scrappin' Creations by Gill M   <-Happy Anniversary on the 11th
  11. Linda at Linda's Creativity
  12. Inga at MommaHobbit Creations
  13. Corrine at Celebrating Ordinary Moments
  14. Lori at Scrappin' My Stress Away
  15. Nancy at Fancy With Nancy
  16. Lisa at Scrapping With Lisa
  17. Wendy at Nana's World  <-Happy Birthday on the 31st
  18. Jamie at Life in Words and Pictures  <-Happy Birthday on the 18th
*** For QUICK LINKS to each post in DAY TWO of the "Bucket List" and August Birthdays Blog Hop, please CLICK HERE (this link will be updated on 8/19) ***

Until next time,

53 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

i love this idea and your journal jar is so beautiful great idea. and my bucket list would be to just stay healthy and I grow older. that is really all I need. I have had a blissful life and have done pretty much everything I want. hugs

Indy said...

What a great and very creative way to keep track of those things you want to do in life. For my bucket list, I want to learn how to play the piano, publish a children's book, and get a card published in a craft magazine, and learn to live life fuller and more meaningfully. Okay, looks like I gave you more than one! Looks like I need to make my own bucket list project!

Sam Pirkle said...

Hi Amy, I love your bucket list container. What a wonderful idea and a great place to write down those thing you want to do in life before it is too late. Skydiving is one of the item on my list. My husband is a pilot and thinks that it is crazy to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. So I guess that means I have to do it by myself.. but that's ok.

Esther said...

Your journal jar is so cute! And, a great idea!!!!!

Anita said...

sooo cute---I love the tags---glad I was in this hop with you---but I love your blog and all of your projects!!!
Hugs, Anita

Brenda said...

What a neat idea...I love how it turned out and what a great way to store your bucket list items. You are so incredibly talented.
One thing on my bucket list is to go to Australia. There is no particular reason I want to go there, I just do.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous Bucket list jar!! you did an amazing job, (as always) in decorating it! :)

Vicki said...

Love your jar. It's so pretty. I'm a new follower. There is only one thing on my bucket list (since I only started it this morning.) I want to visit all the lighthouses in the immediate area.


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

mommahobbit said...

That is wonderful! My bucket list is just getting started :) thank you for the great idea!

Amy said...

What a great idea and how fun! You always have great ideas- I don't really have a huge bucket list - thankfully I've been able to cross off some of them over the years- Although I do want to go to the South Pacific Islands :)Amy

Maria said...

Love the colors of the box you made, great idea
Mine is to visit my cousin before this year is over she lives 12 hours away.
marial302003@yahoo.com

Pat N. said...

Amy, that is such a terrific idea. I love your journal jar. Where did you get that to start with? It's so pretty with all your embellishments, and now I'm inspired to have one. I haven't had a bucket list yet, but I've always thought that someday, I would love to travel across the country like for 3-4 weeks! TFS!--Pat N.

Tambo said...

Oh I really love your project. It is beautiful. I love your tags that you made with your goals. Very nice.
tfs Tami

tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

Tambo's Creations

Jill Angel said...

Already like your blog and FB page!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Jill Angel said...

I can't think of what is on my bucket list. I'm so grateful for everything I've experienced. Everything else is just gravy :)
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

smyiow said...

That is so cute! I love your ideas, they are always great. One of my bucket list items is to shopping on NYC's 5th Ave. I think that would be a blast!

my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

Peggy Sue said...

beautiful!
One thing on my bucket list is that I would like to go to Ireland to see my dads family!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Peggy Sue said...

I already like you on FB!!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

callyannc said...

This jar is so pretty! I want to be able to be a better scrapper. That is on my bucket list! TFS CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Beautiful project as always Amy!! This is just gorgeous!! I would have say I want to go on a cruise...hopefully soon!! :) Oh & already a loyal follower!! Lol!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Already a fan on FB!! :)
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

I think the shape of your jar is great and the colors of your papers and embellies are the best! Nice job..

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

Bucket list..I'd like to learn to play the mandolin....

Vicki said...

Already a fan of your FB page and your blog and lovin every minute of it!

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

haha, one thing on my bucket list is to appear on the WHEEL OF FORTUNE!! i'm so good at home, but, probably not live! but i'd like a chance!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

JustMeJustina said...

Something on my bucket list is to go to Italy.
Justina
http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com
justina1218 at aim dot com

JustMeJustina said...

I liked Love to Crop FB page!
Justina
http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com
justina1218 at aim dot com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

This is a very beautiful pproject.
I have not started a bucket list. I guess that needs to be the first item on the list.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful project, I love the colors. I wish my handwriting was as nice as yours. Maybe that should be on my bucket list. Practice my handwriting.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

littlebitoftoto said...

Already a follower and already "liked" you on FB...but on my bucket list is a trip to Paris, made this list in high school...lol

Lindsey said...

I want to move out of my current town. I was born here...I'd like to move somewhere that I don't need a car :)

kteachone@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I "liked" you already!

kteachone@gmail.com

Anniebee said...

Oh, Amy, I LOVE your jar! You used some of my favorite colors and the jar is lovely! What a great idea! I already said this on someone else's blog but the main thing on my bucket list is to visit the UK someday. I'm already a follower.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous! I love the bright pink, black and white. Love all the details and tags. I want to ride in a hot air balloon! I have been a follower her and on FB for a while. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com daughtersare3atyahoodotcom

Lisa M. Lam said...

Love this project! My bucket list- get healthier. I've worked hard to lose a lot of unhealthy weight, unfortunately put a little back on and am back on track to lose it and be able to run circles around my kids. Lead by example! (I am a new follower.)

Judy said...

Love your sweet 'dream' jar and the colors are my favs!! Putting the tags inside is such a good idea! I don't have a bucket list and I am OLD:-) I have things I would still like to do before it is too late -- most have to do with travel like Hawaii and Australia...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Judy said...

I think you know I am already a fan and follower:-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Dawn, RI said...

Id like to go back to Italy and stay a few weeks,(Id wanna see more)
that being said and knowing it could never happen, Id just like to live healthier and watch my grand children grow up...
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

I am now going to like your FB page
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Peggie said...

What a super idea! Love the pretty "bucket" you created. My bucket would contain moving to Virginia. Peggie
barker944@ msndotcom

Lori Apgar said...

Love, love, love this!!! Love the saying!! I would like to write a children's book series some day!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Lori Apgar said...

I "like" your facebook page!!

Amanda said...

i love this journal jar~so pretty! where did u purchase the jar? i love the little stick pins u make 2! following via gfc! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

i like u on fb & i 4got n my previous post 2 tell 1 thing on my bucket list! Travel 2 Ireland! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

McVic said...

Hi Amy, I dont have a bucket list yet, but I would love to start one, I would have to put down talk all the kids to disney land.
kacee

kathlee said...

Amy that is so pretty!! LOVE it!!I've had a bucket list for awhile and have done just about everything I've put in. My next stop is Montreal to celebrate my birthday....wooowhoo!!!
Have to start putting more dreams in that bucket! Hummm......maybe a craft day with ya!
Your wild and wonderful friend! {{hugs}}
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

Oh wow this is absolutley beautiful.

Crafting Misfit said...

You are so stinkin creative! I love it!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful project!

My one goal is to see the Ocean or Sea. I have never really been out of the 4 state area and TX, so would really like one day to go to California or Florida or any coast really, LOL just to walk in the ocean.

I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win.

circlebenterprises.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a fun jar! In my bucket list is to go to an island for vacation!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Gill McCall said...

WOW Amy this is so amazing i adore the colours an the whole idea.
Dream it Achieve it - OH YEAH!

littlen said...

awesome project. love the colors. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dotcom

Janis said...

This is gorgeous! I love that black ribbon on the pink tags. I was telling my hubby the other day I needed to make a TO DO list of things I wanted us to do in Alaska. He said, you mean a BUCKET LIST. Oh! Thanks for sharing this! :) Janis Getting Cricky DTM - sister

'Chelle said...

Thank you so much for participating in my birthday hop! I love BOTH your projects! WOW! I'm super impressed!

So sorry it's taken me so long to get through and comment. I hate being sick :( I love everything you've done & you were so kind to me :) Thank you again

 
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