Friday, July 13, 2012

Just A Scrappin Blog Hop Shadow Box Project






Did you start out at www.just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com? Well then, here we go!
Hi there all you crafters, scrapbookers, cardmakers, etc....Here is my first attempt at making a shadow box.
I bought the 12 x 14 inch wood framed box at Michaels Craft store. It is not glass but plastic. I started out with an 12 x 12 off white base, then cut a 2 inch strip of craft card stock and punched it with my shell Martha Stewart punch. I used Amercian Craft foam lettering for the "Summer Lovin'". The sun was cut out at 3 inches from Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge. I then inked the edges with Momento Orange. The mat for the picture is 4 x 6. It was a scrap. The dolphin is cut from Life's A Beach also at 2 inches. I hand drew and cut the splashes. I used Core paper from Joanns and ripped it to show light blue on the inside. I added a few glitter bubbles by using zip glue in a circle shape and white glitter. I ripped the brown as well. The sand is from Mudpuddles (muddpuddles.net) that I bought from a scrapbooking expo I attended last year. It's sand with a glue type substance. I put it on the brown paper as well as outside on the frame. I bought the shells from Michaels which I just placed inside the frame. The star fish are from Oriental Trading Co. Believe it or not...they are real. I didn't know that when I bought them. I thought they'd be plastic. I put some inside the frame as well as in the left corner on the outside.
I hope you and enjoy and have a sun shiny day! Kimberly
Now you can go on to www.happyexpressions.blogspot.com.

Here are all the blog hoppers for today..
 

37 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great project. Love the overall look and feel for this one. Whoever's pic is chosen for this is going to love it.

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  2. I have a picture of my two sons, when they were 3 and 6, where they have their arms around each other. They are 14 and 17 now so the picture brings back wonderful memories.

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  3. This is a fantastic project. I just love it.

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    1. I had never created a shadow box before. I've seen some really beautiful boxes. Thnk you for responding. XO

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  4. This is just too cool. Very serene and "beachy"-great job!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It's a dream of mine to some day retire and live on the beach. I can hang this shadow box in my beach home....keep dreaming' Kim. Lol..

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  5. Hi Kim love the shadow box brings the Califorina beaches to life great job

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. With the 100 degree plus weather here I could really use a trip to the coast.

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  6. I absolutely love this project! I collect dophins and this would be great for my collection. I guess I am a little biased.

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    1. You can make smaller ones as well that have different themes. My two sons got to swim with the Dolphins in Cabo a few tears ago. They are such incredible mammals.

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  7. OH MY GOD Kim this is just gorgeous!!! I love it so much... i so love summer and the beach!!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I, too, am a beach lover. I guess it wouldn't be natural if I weren't being a native Californian and all.

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  8. WONDERFUL idea! I love shadow boxes!

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    1. I'm going to try and make a smaller one next time. Thank you for the compliment.

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  9. Fabulous idea for a project and a great job done. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  10. I love this. It is so beautiful. You did an incredible job. TFS

    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com
    lebpab21408atyahoodotcom

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    1. My first Shadow box. I'm going to try and make a smaller one. Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember a special moment. Thank you for inspiring me. I too have several beach pictures from this summer of my boys and I wanted to place them in a shadow box, but was a little hesitant. Now, I think I will dive right in!

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    1. That's what is is all about...inspiring one another. Thank you and I'd love to see your box when your done.

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  12. Love the shadow box idea. The 3D effect is awesome. You've got my creativity stirring. Thanks for letting us visit.
    busybucharoo.blogspot.com

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  13. Well, I must say...your first attempt was a HUGE success! I love your attention to detail on this project.

    TFS!
    Bridget
    NermalJuly14@gmail.com

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  14. Lovely shadow box with great details and embellishments!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  15. love the layout. especially like the stars on the outside.
    lauris susen hiddenoaks@hotmail.com

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  16. This is a lovely shadow box. I think I will "lift" it and do one for my house. I have so much beach memorabilia. This is perfect to show it off. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Christy - chagen315 at cox dot net

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  17. This is a great idea thanks for sharing it with us!

    forpahl5atgmaildotcom

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  18. Love your shadow box I may have to make one for myself.

    Bonnie J
    bjohn3237 at aol dot com

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  19. Bought the same muddpuddles at an expo last year too. Great stuff.
    Sharon
    rsb0528@comcast.net

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  20. Nice way to remember fun times!

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  21. i love all the elements to the layout from the bright sun to the seashells. Thank you for sharing. i am a GFC follower as Marianne Barkman

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  22. Very cute! Nice way to greet summer by hanging this shadow box.

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  23. Really neat way to use a shadow box. Thanks for the work you all have put into this blog hop.
    Patty

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  24. Love your shadow box, makes me want to live by the beach. Thanks.

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  25. This is a very neat project!! I need to remember this and pick mementos on vacation and make one!!
    Debbie
    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  26. What a great project! I never heard of Mudpuddles. Sounds like a cool product! What a fantastic way to use it. Kimberly, I sent you an email in response to your comment about the Cricut/CTMH Artiste Cartridge on Just A Scrappin's blog. Linda emailed me to let me know you were interested in knowing more about it. Just wanted to let you know that I got the message and I would be very happy to speak with you further. Thanks! Beverly at ScrappinThread.blogspot.com (the maker of the YouTube video about the Artiste cartridge.) :-)

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  27. This was such a good idea. I have decorated the out side but never the inside. You go girl! I love it.
    Marye Bird
    passionatlycrafty.blogspot.com

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