Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Cricutology, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye”.  I decided to create an Explosion Box...I have been wanting to try making one for quite some time, so I thought it would fit perfectly with the blog hop!!   At first it looks like a cute gift box but when you take the lid off, the inside explodes with color and pictures!!

For this explosion box I used the video tutorial HERE!!  I used the Blossoms and Butterflies stack from DCWV...It's an old stack but I found it for 4.99 at Ross and loved it!!  I haven't added any pictures yet but I will probably put some cute Easter picture of my girls in it!!

If your interested in making one of your own...Please click on the link above...She explains it way better than I could!! 

I followed the video tutorial and just added some embellishments such as: prima flowers, brads, bling, ribbon, and lets not forget STICKLES!!!

Next in line is Kim from Me-Ma Kim's.  Go check out her wonderful creations and don't forget to take a peek at her SCRAPROOM post while your at it!!  It's great and very organized!!!

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

Happy Hopping!!

Elaine Expressions by Elaine
Vicki  Scrapbooking Creations by Vicki
Darlene  Tales of Tay and Bay
Lindsey  LaGeorgiaPaperie
Tammy  Tammy Jennings
Kara Kara's Sweet Creations
Amy Love To Crop
Ashley  Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life
Janice Cricutology
Kim  Me-Ma Kim's
Janice The Crafting Geek
Jillian  Jillian Bean Crafts
Wendy Gilby's Craftster
Kayla  My Scrapbooking Hide-Away
Jenny  Scrap With Jenny
Patty The Crafty Kitten
Tiffany Sparkled Memories
Carlene Miss Pink Cricut
Krystal Krystal's Kreativity
Jenny Papercut Creations
MichelleMade by Misha
Linette  Moon Scrapper
Katie Katie's Kreations
Debi Debican

Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.


Misty said...

Very pretty! thank you for the link!
I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
come to my blog for more info & to join me!

Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Theresa said...

Love the colors, Everyone seems to be exploding with ideas today lol

Anonymous said...

Oh wow such a beautiful box

Amy said...

Very colorful!! Makes me wish for some flowers outside my window (instead of the SNOW!!)...

Thanks for participating in the HOP!! I'm your newest follower!! :)

Amy :) at

Cyndi S said...

Great explosion box. I love the bright colors and embellishments that you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the colors you used on your box, very spring and happy!

*Star said...

Beautiful Project! The papers you chose are so bright and fun! Tfs and have a great day. :)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com

iluvkatie74 said...

Super cute! fantastic job.

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dot com

Tammy said...

Love it!! I have not thought of putting pics inside!
otrbanks at earthlink dot net

Krystal said...

I am going to make one of these! So fun!

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Misha said...

Love how bright the paper looks "happy", perfect for your springtime pics.
misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

Very cute explosion box!!! Love the colors that you used.

lauermaa at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the bright colors.

Michelle VP said...

What a fun idea for a blog hop on April 1st! Love your bright & springy explosion box - I can't wait until it looks like that outside here. :) I'm ready for some flowers and butterflies. I found you through Momo's blog! :)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love the bright colors on your explosion box.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Jenn said...

You did a great job on your explosion box! I love how its so colourful! TFS!

Sheila said...

I love explosion boxes! You did an awesome job, love the paper you picked. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love you box. Thanks for sharing.

mamawcindy said...

Love your Explosion Box. Love the bright colors. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

great project - love the bright colours!
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

kathlee said...

Adorable. Love all the colors and great embellishments! TFS
New follower!

girlia said...

This explosion box is really pretty. I love the colors on this especially

Sherrie K. said...

I love your project...very pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

sherrie k.

Tanya said...

Love your explosion box! These are so fun :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Ola said...

Your explosion box is gorgeous! I love the colors & the flowers!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Barbara said...

Love the explosion box, thanks for sharing.

Nana Jo said...

Great project - love all those bright colors. I am a new follower.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Elaine said...

Great project and beautiful job, love all the colors!
thanks for sharing

scrappinC said...

I absolutely love your box. The colors are wonderful. They seem to make the sun shine brighter.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

I LOVE all the colors in your box! TFS!


shersl84bed said...

very pretty, love all the shimmer.

ShersL84bed at aol dot com

lisastuf said...

This is beautiful Tonia!
I can't wait to try one of these!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

Great explosion box. I'll have to try one. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

Trisha said...

Amazing how everyone's take on the explosion box is so different. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Suzy said...

I'm loving all of the explosion boxes! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)

Tamara said...

Very cute box! I love everyone's boxes they have been posting...makes me want to make one! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Tiffany said...

Love your box, especially all the sparkle! Excited to start following you. So glad to be a part of the hop with you :)


Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Colours are so gorgeous. Stunning!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Tonia, I love your flower box! Great job. it's nice to be amongst the many talented, like yourself in this hop.

Kristin said...

Beautiful explosion box. I love it and all the colors and embellishments you used are awesome!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

joydee1963 said...

great box,great job,

karensk said...

Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery cute box. I am a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Becky Dunham said...

What a beautiful explosion box Tonia! i love the papers you used and the colors are so perfect for spring! It is perfect for Easter pics. Thanks for the link - I want to try one of these for sure!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

AJoy said...

Tonia, Thank you for participating in my first blog hop! I love your project. It is full of bright, exciting colors!

I hope you had fun creating and hopping!

nginerd at gmail dot com

Tonia said...

Thanks Everyone for all of the sweet comments!!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

I just love butterflies!! TFS your awesome box...

Jessica said...

Great color combo! Thanks for sharing, a new follower,
smith52706 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Beautiful! love it! TFS

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Anna said...

Beautiful box just awesome.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

JANLYNN said...

I bought this same paper pack at Ross too. You turned it into a really cute box. Looks so springy.

Debican said...

Tonia, I really enjoyed being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed by all the great projects.
Hugs, Debi

Amanda said...

Super cute explosion box. I found your blog on Momo's site. I'm a new follower.

Amanda ;)