Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's Your Summer Blog Hop ~ Day 1

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to the "What's Your Summer" Blog Hop. If you just came from Amanda - amandascraftsandmore then you are in the right place but if you just stopped by you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at
so as not to miss any of the fabulous projects along the way.

Todays hop is all about Summer!! I have to say I am sooo ready for summer to be here! I miss the warm golden sun, bright colors, and fun on the our waverunners. :)
For my summer project I decided to make home decor for my mantle.

All the cuts for this project were cut from my "Life's A Beach" cartridge. To make the letters more interesting I ran them through my crimper. The background paper is from DCWV's "Citrus" Stack.

Here they are on my mantle. Please ignore the sockets that don't have covers, we just recently painted the wall burnt orange and have not bought new covers for them yet. :)

Now you are off to Theresa -thescrapbookingqueen

Here is a list of the entire blog hop in case you get lost along the way.

Ashley -

Gaby -

Erika -

Tracy -

Amanda -

Star -

Theresa -

Angela -


Tracy -

Tanya -

Paula -

But what kind of blog hop would this be if we didn't have some candy?

So today I'll be giving away a $10.00 gift card to Micheal's. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing is about summer and come back to see if you won. It's that easy!

I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day!


  1. Oh how cool I love your project

  2. Beautiful home decor project!

  3. Love your project!! My favourite thing about summer would be going on holidays!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  4. Love your project! Summer means I get to take pics of Hummingbirds!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. Love your project! TFS! My favorite thing about summer is spending days at the pool with my kids!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  6. LOVE it!!! That will look GREAT on the mantle!! I love the papers!!!


  7. Love your project!! Very cute:) TFS
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  8. Super cute project! I love trips to the beach in the summer! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! :-)

  9. Love your project, so bright! My favorite thing about summer is spending time outdoors with grand children. TFS

  10. I love your project! I may have to lift the idea for my mantle!! My favorite part of summer is sitting on my front porch watching my birds...especially the hummingbirds!!

  11. I love this!!!! I love the colors and the the sun! My favorite thing about summer is sitting outside watching my kids play...and planting my garden and watching the veggies grow....and eating the veggies! LOL

  12. OMGosh that is so sweeeet... love it and how cool it looks...
    The Queen

  13. What a very fun idea! I just became a follower. I've seen you in "blogland" and you do very cute things! My favorite thing about summer is heading to our favorite river "Camping" spot called Crescent Bar and waterskiing with my Dad. I hope to teach my kids soon!! :-)

  14. That looks so good on your Mantle,Love the new paint color. I have two favorites things about Summer. One is 5 and one is 4. My Grand children. Love doing things with them. They are already saying as soon as it gets warmer,they want to have a water fight.
    Thank you for the chance to win a Michael's gift Card. I haven't been there in awhile. It's 50 miles away. This would be a good reason to go. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  15. Love your project. The colors scream summer. TFS.


  16. LOVE love LOVE this Star!!!! Awesome job!!! Everything combines perfectly. My favorite thing about summer is being with my family more and enjoying some nice outside time, BBQ's and VACATION!!! Hugs- Glora

  17. Everything about your project screams out Summer. Thank you so much for sharing. My favorite thing about summer is spending with my princess now that she is out of school. I'm a new follower

  18. My favorite thing about summer is flip flops and the beautiful warm weather to wear them! I really like your mantle decor- I need to do something like that for my home!

    rushta (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Cute project! I love having the kids around during the summer. There is always a bunch of kids around here riding there 4 wheelers or swimming. TFS

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

  20. ooh!! love the blocks so cute favorite thing is sleeping late!

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  21. LOVE the blocks! Great colors and patterns! My favorite thing about summer is the beach! My family and I go every year! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

  22. Love your home decor! The best thing about summer is the sun, fresh flowers and a nice cold beer! LOL! TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy.

  23. summer? It stays light forever and everything grows like there's no tomorrow!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  24. Terrific decor project. I would love to try this. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  25. Super cute project! TFS

    mlenclade at g mail dot com

  26. looks darling on your the idea and can see that as a recurring project.. nice new paint color...not that I knew the previous one.....thank you
    caseytoney at yahoo dot com
    i love fresh produce my fav part of summer

  27. What an adorable project!!! I just love it! Thanks for being a stop in this awesome hop =)


  28. So cute! My favorite thing about summer is being outside. It's a great time to hike, bike and go to the beach.

  29. Beautiful project! When I was a kid, I loved going to camp in the summer. Now that I'm married, my husband and I love going camping. We got some new camping equipment for Christmas that we can't wait to use!

  30. Great project and colors. My favorite part of summer is having my kids home from school. It is so nice to enjoy spending time with them without all of the pressures of school and schedules. i just love summer!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  31. Super fun and decorative project! Great idea! and I will ignore your bear sockets if you tell me if those are wooden blocks? or? [smile]
    ... and how great (or sad) is it that the second I saw your project, I knew it was Life's A Beach and DCWV!? ha

  32. My favorite thing about summer is getting to swim.

  33. What a fun project. I love this idea! Great cuts, fun colors. I love the font too and that you put them through your crimper.So fun!! I saw a bag of blocks in Micheals of different sizes a few months ago and picked them up but have yet to make the project with them:) Thanks for inspiring me to get my rear is gear:) LOL. My favorite thing about summer is swimming and BBQ's (specially the hubby's bbq chicken wink:).

  34. Love your summer project, so cute for the mantel.

    Smiles Sher

  35. This is awesome! I love it.


  36. I just love your altered project! The blocks you decorated are super Cute:) My favorite thing about summer is going to the beach or hanging out at the pool:)

  37. Love your project! My favorite part of the summer is sleeping in (I'm a teacher so I have summers off). Thanks for sharing!


  38. I think i have to make your Decor item, and remind Mother nature of the season. Our weather has yet to cooperate for only a day or 2 at a time here in Washington.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  39. Great project! Definitely makes me think of summer!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

  40. The font is so summery. Great project. My favorite summer activity is eating at outside restuarants.

  41. They turned out perfect! I can't wait to see them in person.

  42. Star,
    These are just PERFECT! I LOVE that cartridge and that paper! Beautifully done! GREAT the color of the freshly painted wall too! I no the hop is over but my favorite thing about summer... my son! We spend ALL day outside! From bubbles, to playing ball, swimming and just being outside! He has the best imagination.