Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mother's Day Explosion Scrapbook Box

Welcome to the Mother's Day Inspiration blog hop!!  You may have joined us in our 12 Days of Christmas, Valentine's, and Easter hops. We've finally given ourselves a name, so thanks for hopping along with the new Inspiration Crew!

We're doing a 1 day blog hop full of fabulous Mother's Day inspiration. Everybody is showing off their own project with their favorite products... and there are some nice prizes along the way! Leave your comment by midnight EST of May 6th, and I'll announce my winner here on the blog on May 8!

You should have arrived here from DONNA's blog (she's our spectacular crafty fearless leader!)

NOW the moment I've been so eager to share with you all! I've made my mama an Exploding Scrapbook Box. This is the first one I've made and it is easily my favorite type of mini album. I'm hooked.

outside of my box
When the lid comes off, all the little pages burst open (explode) for a hidden flip book full of photos...

inside view

Here are some pictures of the little inside pages...

the family on a day cruise. My Mom chillin' at the hospital
Mom and I enjoying cinco de may margaritas. My mom hugging Meeko
mom and i chillin' again at the hospital. Dad and Mom enjoying cinco de mayo drinks.
On the outside flaps I decorated the pages and left a little note...

Bonus!  a How-To Tuesday to make this exploding box is now posted

ANNNNND PRIZES!!! The majority of my mother's day box was put together with paper from the Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" collection, which I adore. So I'm giving one away to a lucky commenter! I have one Dear Lizzy 6x6 paper pad up for grabs. Comment by midnight May 6 for a chance to win!!

***And now your next stop is CEAL at Simply Beautiful Creations!***

Here's the complete list of our Inspiration Crew blog hop. You'll also find other prizes along the way like GCD goodies, BasicGrey papers, and bakers twine from The Twinery:

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Such a gorgeous and very special keepsake. A genius idea!!

  2. This one made me SMILE! Love the fun photos and the happy colors!

  3. This is fabulous Rachel!!! I love that you're able to fit so much into such a small package and it looks so awesome! Great design that any Mom would cherish :)

  4. How do you enter to win? Just by commenting?

  5. Rachel this is amazing! Your mama will love it. I always wanted to make a box like This but never got around to it...yours is awesome!!!

  6. Just amazing Rachel. I could never create something like this but would love to try. TFS

  7. Have never seen one of these before, but my first thought was "she is going to absolutely LOVE that". Such a fabulous idea and what fun and bright colors!

  8. Your mother's day box is so cute! I love all of the pictures inside. Your mom will love it! :)

  9. This is AMAZING!! Your mom is going to LOVE it!! I can't wait to see how you make it!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!!

  10. OMG...this is SO fun!! Love all the bright colors and especially the Just Like Mommy sentiment. My daughter used to always pose next to me and say, "Same", when she was little!

  11. Rachel, wow!! This is AMAZING!! What a wonderful project, your mom is going to be thrilled! I can't wait to see how you made this. :-)

  12. I have never seen anything like this but it's fabulous! Love how you were able to put all those adorable and fun photos of you and your mom in there. She's going to love it!

  13. I love exploding boxes. The love you have for your parents shines through. It's been awhile since I've made an exploding box and I'm looking forward to your directions. Great job.

  14. What a FABULOUS gift! You have certainly had your mom in mind for this one!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  15. I love this project. What a great gift for your mom.

  16. Great explosion box!! LOVE the camera!!

  17. Your mother will be thrilled with the gift. If I would win the paper pack - I hope I could make a project as nice as this with the paper pack. Great job.
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  18. Absolutely beautiful! Never made one of these, now you've inspired me to try!