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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Explosion Box

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the Explosions Everywhere Blog Hop

Hopefully you just arrived from visiting JESS, if not please start at the beginning with the super sweet Erika by clicking HERE

I created an explosion box intended as a gift wrap for my nephew that just came back from Afghanistan a few weeks back.  His birthday is the tomorrow, but he always gets patriotic themed parties, etc.

I found a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers that I liked using a Spellbinders die for the cover. Actually it is the YouTube video on the link and not the actual tutorial. I already knew how to make the bottom part.  It is really very easy!  And for the inside, more than a year ago I came across the idea of having things floating by using a piece of acrylic. (don't remember?)

I used the My Mind's Eye American Made Collection that you can find over at Happy N Scrappin'
I will be creating and posting here two more projects using this same collection. I will post one on Monday and the other on Thursday (Thursday I will be guest designing for CrazyAboutCricut!).

We are having a short and sweet blog with a great sponsor, so make sure you visit all the blogs for inspiration on creation your own explosion box!
Here is the line up in case you get lost or find a broken link.
Erika - www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com
Zeni - www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com
Liz - www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com
Abby - www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com
Sarah - www.pinkcricut.com
Kristal - www.gettingcricky.com
Jess - www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Gaby - www.gabycreates.com You Are HERE
Sandra - www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com  NEXT
Roberta - www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!  I am extending the Scrap n Easel Giveaway two more weeks (until I post a video on how to use it!), so any comment on any post enters you for a chance to win your own!  
Now it is time to go visit  SANDRA

Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog - Design Team Member

I am excited to share that I have been invited to join the awesome Design Team
over at the Scrapbooking Queen's Blog Royal Court!

I am also sadden, but happy for the new team over at
Creative Cutter Room since today marks the end of my term!
...on a happy note, I have been invited to guest design!

Additionally, as I shared previously, it is the end of my term over
at ScrapTiffany and Simply Scrapping Crafts.  Tiffany is concentrating on a new venture, while Judy due to illness has found herself having to close the entire Ning community.  Thanks ladies! and wish you the best!!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Is How I Roll Layout

Happy Tuesday everyone!
I created this layout with no pictures (huh?)
 for Happy N Scrappin'

I cannot locate pictures of my grand babies on a buggy?...still looking.
(note: I call a buggy a baby stroller, but could not find designs on Cricut under stroller.)
This is one of those times I come up with an idea before I have pictures
in hand.

Items Used:
Fancy Pants Baby Mine Collection
Brown cardstock
Cricut E2 -- Gypsy
 "Buggy": Everyday Pop-Up Cards;
"This Is": 3 Birds On Parade (hide contour "nest" and "blessed)";
"How": Smiley Cards
"Roll": Birthday Bash
"Scalloped Circle": Birthday Bash (hide contour holes)
Glossy Accents
Sewing machine
White Gel Pen

Don't forget to check out the

Arrived June 20 - Imaginisce Happy Harvest Collection & WeR Furever Friends Collection

Arrived June 14 - NEW Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and the Cuttlebug Machine V2