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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snow Days Blog Hop (Day Two): Some Sugary Sweet Goodness for ya!! :)

Welcome to DAY TWO of the Snow Days Blog Hop!!

I'm so happy that you're BACK for more projects featuring everything FROSTY, FUN, and FESTIVE about Snow Days!! If you've missed DAY ONE of the hop, be sure to CLICK HERE to join in on our GLACIALLY GOOD TIME!! :)

Are you bundled up in your Snuggie all ready for the hop???  I don't want to keep you waiting, so...  Let's GET HOPPING!!  If you've arrived here from Erin, 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 have some FROSTY FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lisa's blog...

I'm so excited to share my project with you today... 
Yes!!  That is an IGLOO!!  Isn't it just the cutest???  So here's the story...  A few weeks back I mentioned that when the blizzards start (um, they are sure to start before long -- The-Girl-Child's birthday isn't THAT far away, and she was born during one of the worst snowstorms ever!!) I wouldn't mind having an IGLOO...  as long as it has a fireplace!!  LOL...  After much discussion about the validity of whether or not "real" igloos have fireplaces or not, I finally convinced the masses that YES, if you build an igloo correctly, it CAN have a fireplace!!  :)
So since I won the "bet"...  That means someone gets to build me an igloo with a working fireplace, right???  :)  Well, not one to count on this happening, I decided to make one for myself!!  My inspiration for this project came not only from my crazy desire to have my very own igloo, but also from one of those waiting-room magazines that you can't put down until you read every single tip, trick, and tidbit sandwiched between the covers (even if you'd never subscribe to this magazine yourself!!)...  I wish I could remember which magazine it was (I want to say "First"...  If anyone knows, please let me know so I can credit them)...  Anyway...  They had pictures of a similar igloo with a vague representation of instructions.  I couldn't wait to try this out, so I picked up some Domino sugar cubes (which are really dots, BTW) and some vanilla icing and set to work...
I covered one side of each "brick" (or cube) with the icing "mortar"...  I thought it was a good idea to do all of this on a paper plate; however, I ended up having to use a craft knife to cut around the finished igloo as this thing was NOT coming off the plate on its own for A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G...
I gradually decreased the number of cubes to create the domed top...  But everyone knows you need a hole in the top of your igloo for the smoke to escape...  And since my plan was to add a battery-operated tealight (The-Girl-Child actually asked if I was going to use a real candle inside it...  I answered her with a long, silent stare before pointing out that sugar was FLAMMABLE.  Sigh.  I think it's probably a good thing that college starts again tomorrow...), the opening in the top gave me perfect access to turn the tealight on and off.
The warm glow from the tealight is quite soothing...  Pictures in the dark don't always take best, but this will give you a general idea as to how it looks in a darkened room. :)
Of course, this now-claimed-by-The-Girl-Child-gift-for-her-college-roommate wouldn't be complete without a gift card...  This 4.25" square card is a perfect little addition to invite the recipient to enjoy some "Frosty Fun"!!  :)  The stamped sentiment can be found on the Mix-N-Match "Winter Wishes" Stamp Art Set by K Andrew Designs...
Thank you again for checking out my project...  I hope you'll try an igloo of your own now!!  You'll have to let me know if you opt for sugar cubes or snow!! :)  Now hop on over to see what the super-creative Eva has in store for you today!!




Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:
Amy :)  You are HERE!! :)
Eva  Go here NEXT!!

Until next time,

25 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O My goodness!! This is so cute!! I actually just made an igloo yesterday while we had the daycare kids outside, it was plus 5 degrees celsius so we figured we would take them outside while we had nice weather. I opted for snow but that is a really cool idea using sugar!! I am sure your daughters friend will love it!!
Kristan
Getting Cricky DT-Sister

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Oh I loved this even before seeing it lights up! You Girl child's friend is going to love it!!! I would love to try this with my kiddos. So fun. Thanks for.sharing it with us Amy. I love the card also :)
Heather

Eva said...

Wow Amy, what a super fabulous project!!! I love it!!! wonderful card too!!!

Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Okay- this is probably one of my favorite of all time 3-D projects! I loved it before you turned on the candle- but when it is all lit up- it looks amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! PS- your daughters comment made me laugh!!
:)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Such a fabulous project. I love your igloo!

L.B. said...

Okay this is too fun and would make a great school classroom project !!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the card and igloo. Thanks for sharing.
Patti
www.shortnscrappy.com
phurlburt at shortnscrappy dot com

JaniceA said...

That is so cool! Great idea and great work on it.
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

OMG, that is so adorable. I would never have had the patience to do something that detailed. You did an awesome job. Now I want to see one made out of snow next.
God Bless
Sherry

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

How cute is this Amy. You are so talented and creative. You wanted an igloo and now you have an awesome one. One of my teacher friends made one out of large empty milk jugs one year for her class. It took 2 months but the kids loved it. They could even sit in it. Crazy huh?

Cathie w said...

very cute great project TFS!!!

Cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

craftaholic said...

Amazing Igloo! You are so talented and Creative. I love the way it light's up! TFS!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Amy, this project isn't only fun to look at, it's AMAZING!!! It looks so pretty all lite up; you really outdid yourself on this one!!! Who would have thought of an igloo? Fantastic!!!

Babe O'Mara said...

This is why I love your blog. You never know what creative project you'll see. This igloo is amazing!!! You did a fabulous job on this. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Lisa said...

I just don't even know what to say about this one, Amy...amazing, incredible, fabulous...WOW!! Your igloo is the coolest (pun intended ;) project I've seen!! And that it lights up is the icing on the cake (or should I say igloo ;) Absolutely stunning my friend!!

Hugs, Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Well, once again, you have blown me away with your ingenuity ... amazing! It is really awesome when lit ... so much fun and the card is wonderful, too.
Hugs, Judy

Lisa R. said...

What a fantastic idea! Lovely card. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail.com

Carla said...

That is so cute!!! What a great idea to put a candle (battery powered) in there, it's so pretty lit up. Thanks for sharing.


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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so super fun! This would be such a fun project to do on a snow-day!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Great job on the igloo Amy.

Karen L said...

Yikes!! You are just knocking me over with this! So creative and unique!!

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Just A Pac Rat said...

So cute, it brought back memories of when I was 5 we had soooo much snow in MO (over 4 ft) that my brothers dug out an igloo. My mom had pictures but I don't know who took them after her death. Sure wish I had them for a fun layout.

Thanks for the memory jog.

www.circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so cute and very creative love it love it.

Pam said...

Amy, you just blow me away!! How do you come up with such inventive things, and they work too! This is just amazing. I love it lit up. So Cool! You really are my hero!

Hugs, Pam
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

 
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