Try Something New Thursday/Candy Announcement

Happy Thursday Everyone!  As some of you know, I started off scrapbooking with Creative Memories and for many years I used their stickers and pages and didn't really do anything different.  When I look back at my scrapbooks they look fine.  I am so grateful that I learned to scrap and learned the basics of scrapping from my Creative Memories consultant.  Then I went on a weekend crop not sponsored by Creative Memories (need I say more?) I could not believe what the women around me were doing!  Not only that but I won the big door prize and it had all kinds of stuff in it (gasp flowers...) that I had never seen nor used!  So I came home and started looking around on the web and I found my on-line group of friends at Lets Scrap.  They were so helpful to me because they have a challenge every week where they supply the sketch so your imagination is free to wonder within the bounds of the sketch, you can move the elements around.  I'm sure at first I drove them crazy with my endless questions, but they were so friendly and patient and always gave me good, constructive answers.  So, I am now ready to start stepping out and trying something new.  This summer, I am going to try (to try) something new every Thursday.  This Thursday it is the Explosion Box.  If you would like directions on how to make one, you can go to Lets Scrap Challenge 101 or click on my Lets Scrap Button on the right of the page.  So here is my Exploding Box.

This is the Bottom Section
This is the middle section with space for more photos.

And this is the top section.  This was so much fun!  I hope you try something new today too!
I am entering this in MY CRAFT SPOT - Monday Challenge and PAPER PLAYTIME.

Please come back tomorrow when I will announce the big candy give away.  You can win a Mickey Mouse Cricut Cartridge for yourself and also win a prize for your friend!  Whoo Hoo!


  1. You did a great job on your first explosion box! I love trying knew things as well- TFS! :)Amy

  2. I adore trying new things... what a great feature! I'm am glad you found my blog and are finding inspiration there! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. :)

    Your newest follower,
    Cheryl @

  3. OMGsh.. your explosion box is awesome!! I can't believe this is your first one!! You ROCK!! Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)


  4. I love this how cute it is. I'm a new follower I also want to mention I'm pretty sure I love Lou...He is just the cutest.
    Have a great day.

  5. Your explosion box turned out fantastic Chriss.

  6. WOW, Chriss...this is amazing! I can't believe it's your first explosion box! You did a fantastic job! I love how you decorated it!! Awesome :D


  7. Wonderful explosion box project. Not tried to make one of these yet.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Your explosion box looks great! I am all for trying new things :) In fact, I do it so much that sometimes I think I have crafting ADD. *LOL*

  9. Such a great photo box, love the papers you used. Such a great way to keep your memories stored. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  10. What a lovely box - and such a fun way to showcase photos! The charm on the front is a wonderful addition to it!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  11. It's such a fun explosion box! You did a fantastic job exploring a new project! I LOVE the theme and the colors are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

  12. What a great explosion box !! Love all the papers and the little extras ! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot !

  13. Christine this is fabulous.
    Good for you keeping trying something new hun :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. Your explosion box is awesome!! I love all of the fun things you have added! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  15. It looks great Chriss!!! I'll be waiting for new things you try so I can try them, too!

  16. This is such a fabulous project! ~ Blessings

  17. I love this adorable project! I was just thinking I have to learn how to make these cute boxes. I'm playing along with you at My Craft Spot this week. I'm also your newest follower!

  18. What a fun way to store summer memories!! Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  19. I have not made one of these yet. I want to!! This one is beautiful!! Great job!! Corrine

  20. Your exploding box is so super fun. Must check out the ning site for sure. :)

  21. Fantastic exploding box!! Just perfect for the challenge! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

  22. What a cute explosion box. Great job! ~Shen

  23. Great job on your exploding box! I haven't never made one. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!


"When the trees their summer splendor
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."
- Carol L. Riser, Autumn