Saturday, September 8, 2018

Explosion Box with Mini album

Black cardstock
Pattern Paper-Heartfelt Creations-Under the Sea
Dies and Stamps-Heartfelt Creations-Tropical Hibiscus
CTMH- Liquid Glass
Ribbon- I won long time ago(Little Scrap Pieces)
Charms and Bottle- Hobby Lobby
Got sand from the beach
Dew Drops and Stickles
Mermaid and Shell- Miss Kate Cuttables
Used the Cuttlebug for the flower Die cuts and small shells

Challenges Entered- 
DL Art- Sept. Linky
Love to Craft- Sept AG#26
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie-#102 4th Anniversary celebration AG
Cuttlebug Mania- Anything but a card
CardzTV- AG #65
Love to Scrap- #113 AG
My Time to Craft- #379 Under the Sea
Craftyhazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge- Sept  Challenge Use patterned paper

Would love to hear your comments
Have a great day


  1. WOW! Totally fab - thank you for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT member at LTCCB

  2. WOW this is a masterpiece!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebugmania Challenge!
    Cuttlebugmania Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  3. Wowzer!!!!!! this is amazing Marilyn. how long did this take?. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

    DIANA L.

    1. Thanks Diana Lets just say that it took forever to get this done and I still have to put the pictures in it before I give it to the friend I made this for.
      Have a great day!

  4. This is just BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  5. Oh my gosh this is fabulous. I love mini albums and explosions boxes and combining the two works so well. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT. I look forward to seeing more.

  6. Wow Marilyn! This explosion box and mini album is fabulous!!! I love how beautiful it is and love the theme you chose. Well done! Did you used a tutorial for it or did you make it up as you went along? Love it! Hugs, Brenda

    1. Thanks Brenda. I went on Pinterest to look for explosion boxes and came upon some with mini albums. I figured since I made a few mini albums and an explosion box before I could combine the two and make my own version. I did not look at any tutorials for it.

  7. Oh my goodness, this is so fabulous, Marilyn!! Wow!! I absolutely love it!! The mermaid is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful flowers and the papers!! The inside is amazing!! This is a masterpiece and I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  9. Gorgeous exploding box, beautiful colours and lovely images, thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  10. OMGOSH!!! STUNNING Marilyn!!! Your Explosion Box & Mini Album is GORGEOUS! The details are Fantastic and I love the papers... Very Elegant!!! Have a great Day!


  11. Gorgeous creation, fabulous design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  12. Wow! This is great! Lots of work and a wonderful result.
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania Challenge this time!
    Hugs, Swissie DT

  13. Gosh, this is so detailed and so unique, not to mention just totally lovely. I've not seen an explosion box done as an album such as this. What pretty papers, embellishments, hidden places with extra goodies tucked in for someone to find & love! Well DONE! TFS & Hugs (hope you're not getting any effects from the storm).

    1. Thanks Mary. Well I can say Gordon missed us and now waiting to see what Issac will do. So far they are saying it will not come toward Louisiana but I think it is too soon to say. Tropical storms and hurricanes have a mine of their own.

  14. Lovely card and papers
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge
    Julie T

  15. Your decorative box is just as gorgeous as your album!!!
    I love all of the pockets you added to your mini fun!!!

  16. Hi Marilyn, I wanted to stop by and let you know that I accidentally deleted your comment. Fat fingers I guess! So if you wouldn't mind commenting again, I would be so grateful! Hugs, Brenda


    1. MarilynSeptember 10, 2018 at 2:10 PM
      Thanks Brenda. I went on Pinterest to look for explosion boxes and came upon some with mini albums. I figured since I made a few mini albums and an explosion box before I could combine the two and make my own version. I did not look at any tutorials for it.

  17. WOW! Just WOW!!! This if SO amazing!!!

  18. Thanks Tina That is how I felt when I finished it.

  19. Marilyn, this is fab, you have put so much work into this. Thank you for taking part in #379 of "My Time To Craft" challenge. DT Sam x

  20. Oh my goodness! Look at all the work you put into this album! Fantastic job.

  21. Oh my goodbess...this is wonderful! Loving the mermaid cover to the box and what a delight to open it and see what is inside.

    This is really a work of art!

  22. what a fantastic work! you must have spent hours on this! and it looks amazing! wow! this is a real treasure
    thank you so much for playing at Love to Scrap!

  23. Thanks Shuly Yes it did take hours, days a couple of months to do it. I only worked on it for a while each day and then I had to walk away from it.