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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crafting With Natasha 1st Blogiversary 12/28-1/6

Welcome to the celebration. If you've arrived here from Amanda's Blog, then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this post, please start at the beginning over at Crafting with Natasha to join in. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email Natasha (natashacrafts@gmail.com) the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.

Natasha is offering a prize for one person who completes the secret phrase

K&Co Smash Book & Accessories


Since we will be heading into the New Year, I would like to see projects that include something "new". It can be a New Year's project, new baby, new car, new job....get the idea?

Here is my  project I have always wanted to do an explosion box but never had the courage to try it. Since the theme of this hop is something NEW I decided to try creating one. The basic form is fairly simple to master it's all the details that are the real challenge! Here is what I came up with (It is a work in progress)

I used mostly paper and card stock from my growing stash of paper pieces. The main colors are red Black and white with a little silver in the image cut. The image was cut from the cricut lite " Celebrate with a Flourish" cartridge. I cut the box at 8 1/2 inch square and scored it at 2 3/4Not too bad for my first try!
Thank you for stopping by, my secret word is: "Tradition" . You next stop is: Lori

Here's the entire line-up, if you get lost along the way:

Natasha: http://craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com/
Amy E.: http://scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/ 
Amanda: http://popperandmimi.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lori: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Lorraine: http://www.glittergluepaperart.com/
Heather: http://www.stamp-aholic.blogspot.com/

 Thanks again for stopping by to join the fun Hope you like my little creation. Would love to hear from you and any suggestions you might have for my box  would be greatly appreciated!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet


Natasha said...

Love the box! Thank you again for being part of the hop.

Cathie w said...

fun project ...TFS!!!



Very pretty!! You would never now this was the first time you made one, great job!!

Cherie said...

One of these boxes is on my list of things to do this year! I love it! The colors are great!! I am a new follower!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com

Amanda said...

The colors are fantastic. I think doing a New project for the New Year is a great idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your explosion box turned out fabulous. I love the colors you've used. TFS.

Lori Apgar said...

What a great chance to try out a new project!! I have always wanted to make one of these too.

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

JaniceA said...

Great explosion box!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Awesome NEW project! Thanks so much for joining us for a NEW Challenge this week over at Frosted Designs. :)

Lisa said...

super cute box!!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

the colors are well coordinated Janet. I made an exploding box but it was a disaster :)

Amanda said...

Love it...You have done an amamzing with this

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs

Audrey Frelx said...

Really-really cute box!!! Great job!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Beautiful box - and I love your color scheme! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Kim said...

LOVE the colors of your Explosion Box I think it's AWESOME just the way it is!! I am a new follower! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

I LOVE your box. The colors are great. I'm a follower.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love your idea! I've wanted to try to make one of those, too, but never tried. I love the font you used on your blog as well!