Sunday, July 21, 2013

Surf, Sun Stickles Blog Hop

Welcome to the Surf, Sun, & Stickles Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

We're in the midst of a heat wave and what better way to cool off then indoors crafting with some Stickles?! This month's hop is all about using Stickles on those fun, summer-themed projects we all love to create. 

For my project I made a Sand-sational Shadowbox.
 I had the kit from a craft club and it was pretty basic. I swapped out the paper from the kit for something more fun and added a blinged out image and embellishments.

The image is Mermaid Fun from Fresh Brewed Designs. I colored her with Copics and added lots of Stickles.
The embellishments are stickers from the kit. Did you know Distressed Scattered Straw Stickles looks like sand? I added it to the starfish and then sprinkled real sand on it while it was still wet.
 For the shells I colored them with Copics first to match my image and then did the same stickles and sand technique.
The sand really pops on the sandcastle!

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday July 24th at All that Stickles.

Winner's Choice of a Cricut or Cameo cover

$15 Gift Certificate

$6 Voucher

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Ann's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Waterfall Linky Party!
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

Ins and Outs ~ Sand and Sparkle Shadowbox
Stamps: Mermaid Play (Fresh Brewed Designs) 
Paper: TPS Beach Stack

Ink: Laser Printer; Copics

Accessories: Shadowbox; Stickles (Distressed: Scattered Straw, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick, Broken China; Yellow, Gold, Glam Pink, Fruit Punch, Thistle, Purple, Turquoise); Stickers; Sand 


  1. My girls would absolutely love this!

  2. Very cute. This would ne perdect for a girls room. Great job.

  3. WOWWWWW!! This is so beautiful! I love all the Stickles used, especially on the mermaid's hair.

  4. OMG.. that is amazing... I love it!!!!
    and I have to agree with Angeline... ALL those stickles.. yum!!!

  5. very beautiful card! The sand castle looks so real. Love this one!!


  6. Gorgeous! love the way you colored her and used the Stickles!

  7. very very cute project thanks for sharing


  8. OMGosh this is so cute :-) love how summery it is. thanks for sharing and being part of the hop.

    lostnwa98 at

  9. Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I have commented on all the participating blogs! Thanks for the giveaways!!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  10. What a lovely project!!! The colors are beautiful. TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!


  11. What a fun, happy shadowbox! It's gorgeous!

  12. Wow, your card is absolutely over the top. GREAT JOB!

  13. What a sweet idea for summer home decor. This would work really well in my bathroom!

  14. Wonderful use of the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

  15. That sand looks so wonderful, you might have trouble keeping your kitties out of it!!!

    I have lots of cats, too: Aliyah, Junior, Bonzi, Chaienne, Suzy, Scooter, Charlotte, Spunky Jr, Ivan, Andale, Tiger Lily, Jetta, Feepy, Geneva, Scamper, Marshmallow, Othello, Whiskers, Ophelia, Andromeda, and Alexander. :)

    <3 J

  16. Her hair came out super nice and glittery !!! Nice project !!!


  17. Fantastic creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  18. I LOVE mermaids, your shadow box is stickle-lisious! Stay cool, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  19. This is very cute! I like all of the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  20. Great project! Love the colors & glitter!

  21. Love your embellishments on this cute card. Good to have you with us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  22. Cute and colorful! Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.comchallenge!

  23. This is totally adorable, your use of Stickles is just perfect! :)

  24. What a fun picture, I love it. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  25. How sweet, love all of the glitter. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls, hope to see you again.

  26. Such a fab project and perfect for our challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin For the Weekend for our Sparkle and Bling challenge!


    Julie x

  27. Another CUTIE CUTIE CUTIE PIE that I am super late commenting on! :( WAHHH!!!
    If anyone only understood all the things that happened to us this summer... sigh.
    I am truly in love with this gorgeous card. The layout, colors, shades of glitter... all of it is just So playful and fun!!! love it!


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