Life Is A Beach!

Here is a fun project that I thought I would share with you today.  It is not a layout or a card, but you can use scrapbooking stickers to make it.

As some of you know, I live near the Chesapeake Bay and I decorate my home in a beach theme.  I saw something like this when I was blog hopping several weeks ago and I knew I had to make it.  This was on the "I'd Rather Be at The Beach Blog Hop" by Lisa Tehonica Pontious, if you would like to see what she did, go to http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/2011/05/id-rather-be-at-beach-blog-hop-day-4.html she did a great job!  She painted waves and clouds on her blok! 

This is a Krafty Blok and Krafty Blok stand.  I bought them at the Hobby Lobby where it seems that they are always on sale, lol.  I added sand and shells and beach stickers to mine, you could but anything in yours!  Make it a farming scene, add a picture and make it a shadow box,  put baby stickers on it and make it a baby bank, add lighting and make it a lamp, there is so much you can do!


So here is what it looked like before I started.


Here I am adding the sand and shells.  As you can see the opening in the top is quite large and then can be closed back up with a plastic stopper.  If you want to make it a bank, you can cut a coin size slot.


In keeping with trying to "Scrap My Stash" (see Lets Scrap Our Stash at http://letsscrap.ning.com/) I used stickers that I already owned.  As you can imagine, I own a lot of beach stickers.

So that is my project thank you for stopping by.  If you have any comments, please leave them here, if you have any questions, I will be happy to try to answer them, you can e-mail me at america57@comcast.net.  Reminder tomorrow (June 16th) is the drawing for my blog candy.  So don't forget to follow me!  I will be giving away more candy very soon!  Have a happy day!

27 comments:

  1. Oh my! This turned out wonderful, my hubby is a shell freak...he picks one up on every vaction we go on, so he would love this, I just might have to scraplift this one! TFS!

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  2. Wow, what a great project! This turned out so beautifully! I have a pretty extensive shell collection myself from travels, I may have to scraplift this as well! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this project, I see how I could easily turn it into decoration for DD's room. thanks for sharing, and great to see you have a blog.

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  4. Great job on your project! A great way to display your shell collection. Nice job:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  5. It looks fantastic Chriss, I love the stickers you used. I also like how you did the pictures showing us how we could make our own. Great job.

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  6. Thank you for stopping by! Of course I became a new follower!
    Very cute project!
    Shelly

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  7. how cool! I may have to try that one!!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com
    http://ICrea8cards.blogspot.com

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  8. Wonderful way to bring the beach to you. My bathroom has a beach/sand castle theme with sea shells so I may make one of these.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  9. WOW What a FABULOUS Project!! I love it!Ive never even thought of doing something like this! Thank-you for sharing :-)
    I'm peeking in from the "scrappingmamma's Link up party"

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  10. oh wow... This is absolutley fabulous. I love love it.....
    "Peeking in from scrappingmamma's link up Party :-)

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  11. Oh WoW.I love it! What a great idea. May I mention that I am so jealous...I love the Chesapeake area. So beautiful!! I'm dropping in from ScrapinMommas Link Up Party!
    Kathie
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  12. FABULOUS and oh so creative! Cute layout! I'm stopping by from Scrappingmama Link Up Party.

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  13. Wow that is cool~I stopped by from Scrappin Mammas Link up party!

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  14. Very Cool! I'm peeking in from Scrappingmomma's link up party!

    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  15. Just peeking in from Scrappingmamma's link up party and love this fun idea!! I think I will pick up the supplies and have my daughter make her own fish tank in her room.

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  16. OMG adorable! I love the little clown fish. Peeking in from Scrappingmamma's link up party!

    pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com

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  17. I am in love with this project! It is so creative!
    Deanne
    http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  18. Now this is what is called creativity. GREAT JOB. Thanks for entering the NO Cards or Layout Monday Challenge.

    Hugs
    Dusti
    http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com

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  19. Love it! This would be wonderful for a room I am getting ready to redo into a beach theme. TFS and i am now a follower please come visit me at http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm peeking in from Scrappingmamma's link up party!! I'm a new follower -- Hope you'll come follow me too!! :)

    Great project -- A new twist on sand art!! :) TFS!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  21. I think this is just beautiful! Hugs! Dina

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  22. I love it. It is so cute! I am a beach fan, and this is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Barbara B.
    http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love beach themes and your project is so adorable and beautiful ! Thank You for sharing the technique details too.

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! I totally LOVE this project, totally voting for you, and totally going to hobby lobby and buying one now!!!

    xoxo Charity

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  25. this is adorable.. almost life like..

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  26. Hi Chris, I was just dropping by to say thank you for stopping by, saying hi and leaving me the link for this post. Well, I can see why this would be your favorite project. It is awesome! And I didn't know you could buy stands for these blocks either so thank you.

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Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year."
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