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Thursday, September 15, 2011

All About Fall Blog Hop

** If you are here for the Faith Song Blog Hop, please CLICK HERE **
Welcome to the "All About Fall" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Lynda, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All-About-Fall FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  Starting at the start is always SMART!! :)

To really get me in the mood for fall, I decided to create one of my Explosion Boxes with a fall theme (and lots of fall colors!!)

If you would like a printable sheet of instructions for my "basic" explosion box, please CLICK HERE...

I'd like to thank Lynda for including me in the All About Fall Blog Hop -- This was SO much FUN!!  I'd also like to thank  all of my wonderful friends and followers who take the time to hop through and help make this such a FABULOUS hop!!  Now....   Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without a little GOODIE???

We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!!  To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!!  One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)...  For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Designs on Cloud 9

I ALSO have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments 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 YOUR favorite season and why?"!!
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, September 21st to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now hop on over to Anita's blog and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!

All About Fall Hop

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone (please note that I will update the following links to take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!!) -- I've included BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (September 15)
  1. Lynda at Memories In Tyme
  2. Amy :) at Love To Crop!  You are HERE!! :)
  3. Anita at Anita & Bugs  Go here NEXT!! 
  4. Kari at PurpleFuntastick Creations
  5. Lori at Scrappin' My Stress Away
  6. Indira at Craft, Scrapbooking, and More
  7. Kacee at You Had Me at Scrap
  8. Bobbi Jo at Sweet Sassy Diva
  9. Rhonda at Scrap Happens with Rhonda
  10. Susan at Susana's Scrappin' Corner
  11. Lynne at Her Craftiness
  12. Rhonda at Come Craft with Blue
  13. Sandy at Simply Crafty Creations
  14. Lisa at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
  15. Deb at ScrappingMamma
  16. Dawn at Dawn's Designs that Delight
  17. Lisa at Scrapping with Lisa
  18. Suzanne at Cricut Craftin' Granny
  19. Dana at Dana's Crafty Corner
DAY TWO (September 16)
  1. Lynda at Memories In Tyme
  2. Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs
  3. Nancy at Fancy with Nancy
  4. Jen at Jen's Craft Corner
  5. Vicki at Maw Maw's Thoughts
  6. Kathy at The 3 E's Blog
  7. Deb at Scrapping Mamma
  8. Lisa at Scrapping With Lisa
  9. Mindy at Creative Valley Creations
  10. Janet at LadyLuvBug
  11. Carol at Huff & Puff Scrapping
  12. Pam at Scrapbook Flair
  13. Brenda at Creativity is only a State of Mind
  14.  Suzanne at Cricut Craftin' Granny
  15. Dana at Dana's Crafty Corner
Until next time,


SiskiyouSue said...

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the crisp, cool air and the autumn colors. After the dry heat of late summer it makes me feel alive again.

ScrapMyWay said...

Amy, your explosion boxes are amazing, but the rich vibrant colors of this one leave me in awe of your creativity! Soooooo beautifully finished.
Since I live in Florida, my favorite season is Winter when the temps are in the 60's-70's and the humidity is gone. You inspired me to make a Fall page which I posted so I hope you can check it out. Wishing you a tremendous, successful hop!Claire

littlen said...

wow that is amazing! i can't wait for the fall weather to arrive. i love watching the leaves change colors. tfs.

Suzanne said...

Wow wow wow I love your explosions boxes and this one is stunning. The colors are absolutely amazing. Getting my directions right now. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Suzanne said...

Wow wow wow I love your explosions boxes and this one is stunning. The colors are absolutely amazing. Getting my directions right now. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

Cathie w said...

ohhh i love fall and all the it encompasses TFS!!!ohhh my fav ..the colors


Jessica said...

Amy you have captured the true colorful essence of Autumn perfectly in your explosion box. I am loving all of the Autumn projects everyone is completing. I am anxious now for the leaves to start changing here in Ohio!!!!
Awesome usual :O)

scrappin4mykids said...

Wow!! I absolutely love your explosion box....the colors are so vibrant! My favorite time of year is definately fall!! I love all the changing colors and how crisp and clean the air feels!! Thank you for sharing!! ~Angie scrappin4mykids at yahoo dot com

Brittney said...

AWESOME!You did a great job.
I would have to say spring because it almost time for summer. You can get outside and do stuff.

shersl84bed said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I wish I wasn't afraid to try new things like this. Love your project.

My favorite season spring. I love the rain, watching the new buds come up on my pear tree, the tulips and daffodils starting to peak through the dirt. Everything about spring, I just love.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol dot com

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful, love all the fall colors what a great fall git this would make. I love all the seasons.


Tami B. said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! I'm dubing you with a new title- Explosion Box Queen.

OmaGloria said...

OMGosh your explosion box is gorgeous. I am going to have to try this out. Thank you for sharing the instructions.

Vicki said...

AMY, you are KILLING me here with these boxes!! OMGosh! How incredible are they?? For me to be able to make one of these is like saying I could become president!! BUt I sure as heck enjoy seeing yours!!

Shelly said...

Wow! This is incredible! It's just beautiful! Although I do love this time of year (Autumn/Fall)Summer is truly my favorite!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, that box is absolutely beautiful!!!! I can imagine all the hours you spent on it! Thank you for sharing and inspiring everyone! Have a scrap-happy day

Lisa G

Scrapping Girl said...

My favorite season is summer, because I love to swim, waterski, and go boating!

Cyndi S said...

Awesome fall explosion box. I love the wonderful fall colors you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

Vicki said...

Gorgeous colors on your explosion box. Great job. My favorite season is fall - mild temps, great smell to the air, wonderful colors. (I say we have 4 seasons in Michigan - winter, more winter, hot and September).

vwilson577 at

Anonymous said...

LOVE your box!!!!!!
I love fall colors and visiting the pumpkin patch!

lorby said...
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lorby said...

I just love this box and need to learn to make one. Your colors are perfect for it and the theme. It's beautiful! I have two favorite seasons: fall because I love the colors and the smell of the leaves on the ground and spring because of the pastel colors and the smell of the flowers. It's all about the smells for me. : )
I'm already a follower. Jearise in at

Amanda said...

Autumn is my fave season! Love the colors, smells, falling leaves, Halloween, cooler weather~just changes my whole mood 4 the better! I really need 2 win your blog candy~i'm completely out of paper & adhesives & no $ 2 buy any right now! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I'm also a devoted FaceBook fan & follower via GFC of your bloggy-blog & love it! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

My favorite season is which ever one is coming next! While we may have a longer winter here in MN i a still tickled that we actually do get ALL FOUR SEASONS!

Lisa G

McVic said...

HI Amy, Im already a follower;) I love spring, every thing is new and green! love the flowers and the puddles!

mjblahnik56 said...

Such a beautiful explosion box. I am a follower and love all your projects. TFS

My favorite season is fall as I love the colors and cool temps.

Christine America Real said...

I am going crazy over your exploding box! I have printed out the instructions and I am going to make one! So beautiful1 I am an Autumn girl, I love when the air gets chilly and the leaves change colors and I can tromp around in the woods again with my old dog pal Louie!

Carla said...

My favorite season is Fall... I love the colors, the weather, we have a lot of bon fires here and nothing is better than a nice cup of Hot Apple Cider....

I love your exploding box I would love to learn how to make one, I'm going to go look at your instructions. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful project. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Brenda said...

WOW, another amazing explosion box...I really do need to live in your world for a while. You are incredibly talented. I love Fall also and taking walks when the leaves have fallen is my favorite.
Great, great job
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Amanda said...

Amazing project! I am now a follower and I LOVE fall!! I love to watch the leaves turn their beautiful colors and the weather is perfect!

Patti Ross said...

I absolutely love this box. Great colors, design, goodness, it's just beautiful. My favorite season is the fall. The crispness in the air, the beautiful color, apples, pumpkins - hot spiced cider on a cool afternoon...wrapping up in a blanket on the front porch with my hubby.

Patti Ross

Newbie2crafting said...

your explosion box is amazing I love the colors you used too.


littlebitoftoto said...

Spring is my fave with fall right behind..just really hate snow and live right in the middle of it all..

Paper Sculpter said...

My favorite season is fall. The hot flashes start to go away. I then have only flashes. LOL

Lisa said...

What a beautiful explosion box! AWESOME job! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Amy, this box is fabulous! I have to print your directions and learn how to make one of these. Your box is beautiful! I'm a follower!

bartlettpair said...

BEAUTIFUL job on your explosion box---that's a labor of love:)
My favorite season...................the whole last quarter of the year----from the feast of trumpets through Christmas--the birth of Jesus:) Well---come to think of it---I am so very thankful for the entire year season:) be blessed

Anonymous said...

Spring is my favorite season. It's when everything becomes new again and it all smells wonderful. Your explosion box it just wonderful, I went and got the instructions and I am also a follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing everthing.

Stephanie said...

Your explosion box is gorgeous. Everything about it is perfect. I love the colors of fall but in southeast Texas we don't have much of a fall. So I love the fall-into-winter season we have. Love the fall holidays and decorating for Christmas.
stuff at gt dot rr dot com

Sherrie K. said...

This is GORGEOUS Amy!!! Wow, I would love to learn how to make one. I will have to go to check it out:) Thanks for's just beautiful and all the details are amazing:)
Sherrie K

puffinliz said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing it with us.

joydee1963 said...

Your Explosion Box is so beautiful.Love it.Summer is my favorite season.I am a follower of your blog.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Sandy S. said...

One word..... W O W!!!! Absolutely beautiful! I so love fall colors!!!! TFS!... I need to make one of these! it was nice hopping along with you today!


Barbara said...

Sooo beautiful!! great colors!!

My favorite season is Summer... it is warm and I get to road trip with my family!!

Amy said...

What a cool explosion box! I love all of the fun details and colors- great job! My favorite season is Summer (and sadly it is ending- sigh) :)Amy

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! This is just totally stunning. TFS!

Jo said...

I love Fall the best with the color and crisp air. There are so many things you can do with the fall colors when making cards.

Judy said...

Amy, I always love your explosion boxes, but you have completely outdone yourself this time!!! This is just too beautiful for words -- wow, the colors! I am going to snatch up those instructions:-) Thanks so much...I love Fall so much, but I have to travel to see it, so I have to go with our month to month and a half of winter:-)

Rhonda Emery said...

so beautiful amy I love allyour boxes you really know how to make them like no other. you are one talented friend. hugs

smyiow said...

Fall of course! No really, it is my favorite! I have always loved the leaves, the colors, smells, football. I could go on and on! As always your work is amazing! I swear my jaw drops everytime I check your blog!

Pam said...

Amy I adore your boxes!! They are all so beautiful and so full. Other ones I have seen don't have so many pieces. My favorite time of the year is summer. I have bad bones, so other times cause me some pain, but summer is pain free, yeah! Plus we love to go camping:)) Hugs, Pam at

Angela said...

Beautiful explosion box! I just love all the fall colors that you used and the bow on top..gorgeous!

Ava Fernandez said...

Hi Amy, your box is so beautiful. This is my firstn hop and you arfe my 2nd stop. I love the fall season, all the beautiful colors that the Lord has blessed us with.
Thanks again Ava

Alisha said...

Fall is a great time of year, and your project is amazing!!! WOW, i don't know how you do it.

marg0006 said...

My favorite Holiday is Halloween. I love pretending and playing dress up. It allows you to use your imagination and creativity. I am already a subscriber.

Lisa R. said...

Wow, fantastic job with the explosion box. Love the curly paper or ribbon? on the lid! Fall is the best, colorful and comfortably cool. Great time to go camping! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Penny said...

I love the seasons from Spring through Fall. Not too fond of Winter. Thanks for sharing a great project.

Roxie said...

That is the cutest box I have ever seen!! Thanks for the chance to win.

scrappingmamma said...

Oh wow! Your work always leaves me speachless! stunning work. The colors are just so amazing. Fabulous project.

SueNJ said...

Oh Miss Amy, the colors on this is so delish! I am a HUGE fan of explosion boxes and your attention to detail is AMAZING. I still want to be you when I grow up

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

bluecrayons said...

amazing project. i stil dont know how to do these boxes. thanks for showing me.

my fav season is fall. i love the smell and the changing of the temps and colors.

i miss all of the seasons as i live in florida. blah.

Janet said...

OMG this is awesome I love it Definitely something I want to try and create.I love the decoration at the top of the box Awesome project!!
Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*

Cathy said...

Great box and love the fall colors! I can't wait for fall... cooler temps and the changing colors... :0)
marcelcathy at comcast dot net

Edwina said...

Hi Amy, My favorite season is Fall. I just love the Fall leaves, gords, and pumpkins! Of course I love the pumpkin bread I make from the pumpkins too. I love your Fall Box! It is adorable. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina brown edwinabrownatcomcastdotnet

Peggy Sue said...

That is just stunning! I love your explosion boxes, I am always eagerly awaiting the next picture when I scroll thru your blog, they are awesome!
I love Winter even though its still a zillion degrees in FL! I just love decorating for the holidays! (my husband will kill me if I come home with one more basket to decorate! lol)

Carol said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome, I've never created anything like that before and now I'm inspired to try something new. Thank you for sharing it with us. My favorite time of the year is Fall, I love the colors and being able to pick berries and make jams and jellies.

Jen said...

I love Fall!!!!! I love when the weather changes and the air begins crisp!!

kissmyjen at

Cheryl said...

My favorite season is halloweeen, thanksgiving which leads right into my next favorite season...winter!

LyndaJinCO said...

I have got to learn how to do these explosion boxes - beautiful job my girl - I think I would like you go be a guest blogger on my blog - just for these explosion boxes!! Hugs girl, and know I could NOT do this without you!!! You are amazingly talented - and I love hopping with you anytime!

Sunny79 said...

Wow, what a great box !!!

hugs, Marina

{VICKI} said...

fall is my fave
love the crisp cool air

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your box is AMAZING!!! I wish we could sit and and create a bunch of these. My favorite holiday is Spring. I love all the flowers, the fresh smells, and especially the butterflies. TFS!!!


Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love all of the details and the curly q's! Thank you so much!
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Omgoodness Honey! You always do the best projects. The colors, curls, and shapes are to die for! I LOVE this one. I printed your instructions. Thanks so much for those. I simply must make one of these super fun boxes. Looks like it would take me hours to do. Heck, it takes me hours just to make a simple card! LOL - My favorite season changes every year! LOL This year I think it will be fall. I have been sweating all summer and am tired of it! Looking forward to the lovely rain and crisp days. TFS your awesome project and for the chance to win. On to all the rest of the blogs to leave my comments. I wanna win some stuff! LOL

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Dee Burns said...

Amy, I read some of the comments and agree with all of them. This Box is beautiful. I love the Fall colors. SUPER JOB!

Dee B

Eva said...

Oh My Goodness, How gorgeous!!! I love it Amy!!! I use to say that Summer was my favorite season, but it seems like I am changing more to fall these days and love creating fall themed crafts.
Eva :0)

Sue D said...

Fabulous explosion box--I like all the curls on top.
I am a follower and my favorite season is fall because of the leaves, cooler temperatures and my birthday.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, love the box! It is sooo pretty I wouldn't want to open it, LOL!

Fall is my favorite season, love the colors and the singing and all the Holidays.

Dee Burns said...

Amy, I love your projects, they are beautifully decorated. I finally finished my project. Of course I rushed to get one of them decorated to get posted. Had a little trouble with Blogger too.
Hope you get time to check it out.
Take Care!
Dee B

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