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Monday, February 27, 2012

Whoopsy-Daisy Make-Up Day -- Scrappin' for Kenzie's 1st Blogaversary Blog Hop -- Under the Sea!! :)

Welcome to my Whoopsy-Daisy Make-Up Day...
What's a Whoopsy-Daisy Make-Up Day" you ask??? Well..... If you're a regular visitor here at Love To Crop!, then you probably already know that I love to participate in Blog Hops... I have a bit of an addiction to them actually... Do you??? I think Blog Hops are a GREAT way to find new blogs to follow. Blog Hops inspire me to think outside the box and come up with something I think my Bloggie-Land-Friends (BLFs) might enjoy seeing... But I digress... Sort of...

Last Friday I was to participate in a Blog Hop for my BLF Michelle's Blogaversary... But due to a slip and a fall (anyone who knows me will tell ya that I'm a little unbalanced anyway!!), I was unable to finish my project in time for the hop... I didn't want to miss out on the fun, and I sure didn't want to miss out on sharing some REALLY creative talent with ya, so I decided to post today with a plea for you to hop through and see what everyone else created too... To make it EXTRA easy for you to do this, I've included DIRECT LINKS to each participants post below... You won't need to search for their blog hop post if you use the links I've included. I'd love for you to see what they've each created!! So... Without further ado... Here's my Blog Hop post for Michelle...

Welcome to the very first blogaversary for Scrappin' For Kenzie!

We're so happy you could join us!!  If you hopped along from Kimberly then you are in the right place! If you just happened to pop in today, or are reading this via email, then please start back at Michelle's blog, Scrappin' For Kenzie to make sure you see everyone's projects and don't miss any super creative ideas!

For this hop we were asked to choose one project that Michelle from Scrappin for Kenzie has made from her gallery or facebook and make our own project using hers as inspiration...

Here's a peek at my inspired project:
Does anyone know which of Michelle's projects inspired this one???  When I saw her darling "Under The Sea" box from early last year, I knew I wanted to create something with sea creatures....

I searched high and low for a square glass container I could use for this project...  I finally found one while I was out with my BFF, Christi...  It's a heavy glass "bowl" that measures about 7"x7" and 4" high...  I added a string of lights and several bags of glass gems and then set to work adding my sea creatures....
This entire collection of sea creatures (plus three more in the set) can all be found in the Ocean Set by Dustin Pike...  I printed these digi stamps no larger than 2"x3" so they would all fit in the bowl.
After coloring them with my SU! Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen, I fussy cut them all (whew! That's a lot of tedious cutting!!) so that I could add some loooooong wiggle wires to the backs.
I attached the other end of the long wiggle wire to the bottom of a glass gem...  This allows them to stand freely so that if I decide to let my sea creatures travel across my desk, I can!! :)
You may have noticed that each of my little ocean friends has a bit of shimmer and glimmer -- I added Stickles to some and used my Gelly Roll Stardust pen on others...  These aren't your ordinary sea creatures after all -- They need to SPARKLE and SHINE so that I'll SMILE every time I look at them (plus, the current challenge over at Dustin Pike's blog requires that you add some BLING, so it seemed EXTRA appropriate since I wanted to enter this project there!!)
I'm also loving how the iridescent ribbon that I added around the outside really adds some extra glitz too...  Even with the string of lights unplugged, it's sparkling like the stars on a cloudless evening. :)
I decided to add some fun phrases to my Under The Sea Night Light too...  See that intimidating-looking shark sneaking up on the fishie-fish???  He knows to "just keep swimming" now...
Mr. Crab there reminds us not to be crabby...  Be happy instead!! :)  Yeah, yeah, I know there's quite possibly someone in your life right now who might be causing you to be a bit crabby, but take Mr. Crab's advice....  And then you might find that the someone who is making you crabby....
... Thinks you're TURTLE-terrific!! :)  Side note here:  Don't you think that turtle is absolutely ADORABLE???  The-Turtle-Cat and I voted, and we think this turtle is soooooo Turtley...  Turtle, turtle, turtle!!  I like turtles...  ;)
To make the ocean "grass"...  I sponge inked some white cardstock with a medium and a light green ink (sorry, I didn't write the colors down, but both are SU!) and then cut 1/4"x5" strips...  I wrapped the strips around a skewer (a pencil, pen, or other cylindrical object would also work), and then attached two or three strips to the end of a toothpick with red tape.  Using the toothpick allowed me to place the ocean grass throughout the glass gems...
Ready to make an Under The Sea Night Light for yourself now???  Well, you're gonna need to pick yourself up a set of K Andrew Design's "Splashtastic Summer" Stamps...  You can get those HERE...  Remember, you can enter your project with a Pirate or Fishy theme in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge too!!
I'd also like to enter my project over at a fun new challenge blog I happened across...  Crafty Catz...  It's Challenge #121 I SPY .....SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH B...  I spy a Blowfish, some Beads (or glass gems), a Bow, some Bling, and a Bright way to light the night!! :)  See???
I hope you've enjoyed my "Make Up Day" project!!  I love to read your comments, so please take a moment to leave one...  Oh, right!!  Since it's a BLOG HOP, I have a little "Under The Sea" fun for one lucky commenter...  Be sure to leave a way for me to reach ya, in case you're my winner!! :)

*** PLUS-- Michelle has a FABULOUS Overall Prize for one lucky hopper -- I'm hoping it will be YOU! ***
- 8.5"x8.5" K&Company Berry Sweet Designer Paper
- K&Company Berry Sweet Chipboard Stickers
- K&Company Brenda Walton Chipboard Stickers

To be entered to win the overall blog hop prize, please be sure to:
1. Be a follower of Scrappin' For Kenzie
2. Leave a comment on all blogs in the hop

Thank you so much for joining us in this blog hop to celebrate Scrappin' For Kenzie's 1 year Blogaversary!
If you've been hopping along, your next stop is **Denise**
If you've missed any of the stops, or are joining in for my "Make Up" Day, you'll find a list of the entire hop below -- For your convenience, clicking on each link will take you DIRECTLY to each participant's post...  So you won't miss a thing even if you're joining us later in the week!!  :)
Happy Hopping!

Amy  You are HERE now!! :)

Until next time,


Suzanne said...

You are so funny! I love your project especially the way you did the seaweed and the lights. So cute!

Sarah said...

This is a fantastic night light! I just adore it!


Dustin Pike said...

All I can can say is "Holy Cow" that has got to be THE coolest thing I have ever seen done with my art, WOW...I don't know what else to say...Awesome...

Audrey Frelx said...

Just awesome, Amy!!!

Pam said...

This is really cool! You are come up with some of the most creative things I have ever seen:)) You are awesome my dear friend! I love all of your lighted projects, this one is my favorite so far I think!

Hugs, Pam

Michelle said...

Amy this is amazing!! You definitely showed me up with this inspired project! I love the lights and the glass bowl and of course all of those adorable under the sea creatures! Thank you so so so much for being in my blog hop and I looove love looove how you made up for being late you truly are a great BLF!

Boxofcolours said...

Yep I have to agree with Dustin, that is pretty amazing!!
Thanks for playing along with us and blinging his Digi's to the MAX!

Linda Therrien said...

Amy, this is just amazing - you put so much thought and detail in it - just awesome!


Jessica said...

Amy, this is fantastic. You always think so creatively and are such an inspiration! I see Dustin is proud of your work with his images. Congrats on an amazing project!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is super super cute you did a fantastic job on it and I love it. hugs friend

Vicki said...

You are just flat out awesome!! I would love to be in your head for just 5 minutes and take home all that I can get in that 5 minutes just to be able to come up with some of your ideas! I long ago resigned myself to the fact that I am a caregiver and just not creative and that I am to enjoy the creativity of others. You rock, kiddo!!

Amy said...

Seriously adorable! You always have the CUTEST 3-D projects! Love the idea of the glass underneath on the "ocean floor". Love it! :)Amy

Lisa said...

Amy, you are my crafting hero!! This is AMAZING!! Just the touch of adding the curly seaweed is so beyond fabulous!! And the way you colored the awesome are so talented in whatever medium you work with!! It definitely gets the SF stamp of approval ;) ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ this!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Gramma said...

Yes, what Dustin said!...
All I can can say is "Holy Cow" that has got to be THE coolest thing I have ever seen done with my art, WOW...I don't know what else to say...Awesome...
Wonderful photo presentation as well!
Thanks for joining us at Pike's Playground this week.


This is amazing!! I love all the details and work you put into your projects. You are one crafty lady!!

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS...Amy this is FANTASTIC!!! Your details and all the little creatures are adorable! What a great project! You always have the mose amazing projects! TFS!
Sherrie K

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW! WOW!! Amy this is just so amazing and creative! LOVE it and oh my those little creatures are fantastic!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Amy, I'm in awe of your wonderful project, it is full of fun and wonderful images!! Your colouring is fantastic!! LOVE THIS :D
Cheers Jennie GCDT-sister

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Amy this is amazing. I love all the little sea critters. They are way to much fun! The detail you put into this is amazing! Glad to have you back and feeling good so I can drool all over your projects ;)

Heather - GCDT sister

CraftyGirl said...

This is Fintastic!! I must say I may have to use your idea since our church is having their VBS June and it is "Operation Overboard" lots of fish and this would be great for decoration in one of the rooms. WOW! Such a great project. Thanks for joining us at "Pike's Playground" Keep the projects coming.



Ginny said...

LOVE it, Thanks for joining us at "Pike's Playground."

Amanda said...

I love love love this project!!!! TYFS!! :)

Getting Cricky JrDt

Nancy Keller said...

Wow... This project is over the top cute!!! My son would love it!

Ri Holley said...

WOW!!!! What a masterpiece.
Thanks for playing along with us at "Pike's Playground" this week.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

OK so this has to be one of the coolest pieces of artwork! Must have taken you ages to actually cut all Dustin's critters out! Awesome project idea and fabulous coloring and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pike's Playground.

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