Monday, January 30, 2012

Welcome to my Blogaversary

Welcome to my Blogaversary. I'm tired of winter and thought it was time for a "spring fling"!!! All I asked for the crafters was to do something that reflects birth which is what spring means to me in pastel and floral colors!

We have a wonderful group of sponsors that want to have "Spring" too ..... I would ask that each of you take the time to stop and visit each one of the sponsors. They have graciously donated their talent for this hop.

  1. Creative Kut ~ $10 gift Certificate (
  2. Melissa Deuss KaDoddle Bug ~ $20 Gift Certificate ( )
  3. Mickie Burks Osman ~ a paper pack and some stamping goodies
  4. Lucy Kelleher ~ Close To My Heart ~ December Stamp of the Month
  5. Nikki Schiltz Calmes ~ Paper Piecings by Nikki ~ $25 credit to Paper Peicings by Nikki ( )
  6. Scraptastical Kreations ~ $20 Gift Certificate ( )

There are a lot of great gardeners along the path, so this hop is two days, so, so sit back, relax and take your time browsing each garden.

To be eligible for the blog candy, you must follow Kimberly’s blog. Other bloggers may have additional requirements if they offer individual blog candy.

Our wonderful line-up is:::

Kimberly Pate ~

Kari Sanchez ~

Lisa Peters ~

Mickie Osmon ~

Audrey Dickinson (Scrappie EMT) ~

Tiffany Grant-Simmons ~

Lynne Kirsch -

Marleen Gallagher -

Pamela Pattison Lash -

Tricia Colon ~

Michele Eickholt ~

Staci McD ~

Katie ~

Lucy Kelleher -

Lisa Woodward ~

Melissa Deuss -

Elecia Betts -

Leslie Dawn Bigam-Krochta -

Mary Finstrom

Christine Oxner  

Jessica Owens

I can hardly believe I have been blogging and showcasing my crafts for a year now!!! I've grown just like spring and learned so much as I have traveled the crafting path. I am sure you will be as impressed with the talent from these crafters as I am.

I know it is only the end of January and we really haven’t had that bad of a winter (yet), I am still tired of it and I want spring. I love the fresh blooming flowers, the wonder lush green grass, and the budding of the trees. I love the full explosion of spring. Therefore, as I began to decide what I wanted to do for this blog hop, I decided to do a Gramma’s Little Angels Explosion Box. This explosion box will hold my pictures of my three grandchildren. As such, the inside layers are not embellished

Here are a few pictures of my project.

Top of Explosion Box
One Side of Explosion Box
Center Bottom (inside) Box
Front of Box
Explosion Box Open
Side of Box

There are three layers to this box, each layer a different color. I learned a lesson while doing this project. For the next time I make an explosion box, I will embellish the flaps prior to securing the three layers together in the center. It will be much easier to add the embellishments when you can lay the pieces flat.

Thank you for stopping by and remember "think spring" and have that "spring fling"!!

your next stop along the way on the garden path is Kari Sanchez ~  

Sunshine, Raindrop, and Rainbows and Flowers



  1. wow a beautiful box. Love it xx

  2. Beautiful box! I just made one of these myself and it is much easier to embellish the flaps before securing the three layers together.

  3. This is absolutely beautiful!!! I don't know where to begin -- your flower on top is totally amazing and you inspire me - I love your choices of color - the butterflies on the center are beautiful!!! What a great explosion box! Thank you sew much for letting me in your blog hop -- truly a pleasure!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust my friend

  4. Stunning box!!! I'm sure the person receiving it will treasure it for life!!!

  5. Hi Kimberly,thanks again for inviting us to join your blog hop love the explosion box!!!! beautifully done!!!

  6. I love your box, it's so pretty. Thank you for allowing us to join you on your blogaversary.

  7. Beautiful box, and I am tried of winter, also and would love Spring to come early.

    1. I forgot to wish you a Happy Blogaversary.

  8. I love the colors and the flower.. it is beautiful.. happy anniversary... hope for many more years..

  9. Beautiful explosion box!! I just made my first one for my DH's valentine -- your tip is very helpful :-) I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  10. Such a beautiful project! I am a new follower from

    Off to hop!

  11. BEAUTIFUL BOX!!!!! Thank you for asking me to be one of the sponsors. My girls and I are having a blast :o)

  12. New follower.....and a fantatic it

  13. Love it! The little safety pins kinda melted my heart! Silly I know but I love embellies! Thanks for including me in your special celebration!

  14. You have grown leaps and bounds in the short time that I have known you Kimberly and your project today reflects that growth. Your explosion box is BEAUTIFUL and must say that you have mastered the art of making flowers ~ just AWESOME girl! Happy 1st Anniversary... :)

  15. So glad to have found your blog...that explosion box is amazing!! (gorgeous spring-like colors!). Congrats on your one year blogaversary..I'm a new follower!

  16. Congrats on your blogaversary!! Such a cute project!! TFS!


  17. Gorgeous project, love the flower !

  18. woderful job on the explosion box...I love these I just never know how to embelish them...or use them...I guess gifting would be good...or coffee table...? thanks for the inspirations...

  19. Such a lovely explosion box with gorgeous detail and coloring - some day I'll have to give that a try; thank you for stopping by today at my blog spot; I wish you well on your next year of crafty blogging! Hugs...........Pam

  20. LOVE your project Kim -- that flower is just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on your blogaversary :)



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