Monday, April 11, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop - Dare to Dream


Today, the Stamper's Dream Dream Team and some very special guests are putting on an amazing blog hop that you will not want to miss! It all starts with Becca Feeken, so run get caught up if you need to. I'll have the full hop order below for your convenience. Be sure to leave lots of comment love along the hop for your chance at two hidden blog candy prizes!

I have a super fun project to share today ... an altered Maya Road ATC Shadow Box. I fell in love with these at CHA this winter and couldn't wait to make one of my own! So many neat things you can do with these (more on that at the end). I started this one with no real plan, just a bundle of new Webster's Pages products (Trendsetter and Ladies & Gents -- love!!) and some awesome Maya Road goodies. Each section is like its own canvas, and then when you put them all together, magic happens! I'll tell ya, I thought I'd died and gone to embellishment heaven!

The rest of my post is lengthy, so before I show each ATC section individually, here's the full hop list. Someone pinch me -- this is one rockin' group of talented designers I get to hang out with today!

Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Jerri Kay Jimenez
Amy Sheffer{you're here}
Denise Marzec
Arlene Cuevas
Leslie Miller
Cindy Lawrence
Kellie Fortin
Tosh Leyendekker
Jeanne Streiff
Mariana Grigsby
Joan Ervin
Lea Lawson
Frances Byrne
Christina Fischer
Carla Murphy
Teresa Kline
Carol Longacre
Gabriela Devine

There are the two mystery blog candy packages up for grabs. They'll go to two random commenters, so the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning. The winners will be announced on Michelle's blog Thursday evening, April 14, as well as on the blogs that had the hidden candy. So be sure to check back to see who the two winners are....one of them could be you! Good luck!!




Here are some close-ups of the different sections of my ATC Shadow Box:


The vintage car is from one of the Trendsetter paper patterns. (Trendsetter and Ladies & Gents 6x6 papers are packaged together.) The adore sticker is from the Ladies & Gents Image & Phrase Cardstock Stickers (I thought it looked like a license plate). You can also find Trendsetter Image & Phrase stickers in the store. The little butterfly stick pin is by Webster's Pages, too. Those are out of stock currently, but if you like the butterfly pins, you might also like the Flower & Heart stick pins.




Again, I just cut down one of the Trendsetter patterns and embellished with some buttons and twine. Quick and easy!



This one has some stacked crochet flowers, a grass border (die-cut with a My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics die), and flower stems made out of a very cool trim from the Trendsetter Trim Card (it's called Beaded Links). I also added part of a Maya Road Kraft Mini Ticket Strip topped with a button and some May Arts burlap string.



The corner piece in the bottom left compartment was cut from one of the Ladies & Gents papers. It reads, "unique & special you." Underneath are three rolls of paper, made from one of the Trendsetter patterns (the rolled paper is a neat idea I saw at the Maya Road booth at CHA). The dress form chipboard is from Maya Road's Sew Cute Mini Chipboard Set. I primed with gesso, painted it white, then added a coat of Tim Holtz's Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. The dress form is adorned with more of the Beaded Links trim, along with some Blue Tutu Trim (from the Trendsetter trim card again), and a mini ribbon rose that I cut from Maya Road's Small White Roses Organza Ribbon. The next compartment over is another quick and easy one. The dress forms are part of the patterned paper. I just added two pieces of Trendsetter trims and a large pink button tied off with baker's twine.




Last is the sentiment section. The look and feel of the Trendsetter products is so perfect for a young, hip, stylish woman, and with graduation coming, I decided to give my box an inspirational theme. The blue frame image is from JustRite's Friendship Blooms, and the sentiment is from Dare to Dream. Tucked along the bottom is a piece of "kisspinkruffle" trim, again from the Trendsetter trim card.

Last, around the bottom three sections, I added a length of one of the Trendsetter Fabric Ribbons, topped with pink twine, a pink button, and a Maya Road star stick pin.

A few more shots that help show the dimension and detail:






See what I meant about embellishment heaven? I used so many different goodies on this that I'm almost embarrassed! I think we papercrafters are probably all guilty of having a lot of "stuff," yes? My hope is that I haven't overwhelmed you, but encouraged you to get out some of that "stuff" and play! These ATC Shadow Boxes are the perfect thing! Off the top of my head, a few more ideas for them:
--a family theme home decor item. Add a few family photos along with some fun embellishments for a scrapbookish feel
--a brag box for grandma, instead of the usual brag book
--fill it with some of your favorite inspirational quotes
--organize an ATC swap with five other papercrafters and use this tray to display them
--display vacation memorabilia
--a school days keepsake for a child ... include a school photo, a class photo, a sample of your child's handwriting, some memorabilia, etc.

Thanks so much for visiting today!



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Gabriela said...

How utterly creative of you to make ATC's Amy. Each and everyone beautifully showcases your talent. Fantastic!

Ret said...

Oh Amy, how adorable this is! You really put some thought & work into this little shadowbox groupling. They are just so cute and each one has their own little personality!! Beautiful!

Luana said...

How cute is that...perfect gift for a teenage girl.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a wonderful project. It was truly a labor of love.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Amy! This is fabulous! So much eye candy!

GrannyCharlotte said...

All I can say is WOWEE!! This project is like little showcases. Each is so different and unique. This blog-hop sure has a lot of talented ladies. Thanks for sharing!

~ Jo ~ said...

Amy this shadowbox is just beautiful!!! Love all the detail and design you put into this!

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so fabulous Amy, love the shadowbox!

Tanja said...

There is a lot of thought put into this shadowbox, it would be perfect for decorating a sewing room!

wendy said...

What a fun project this is. Loved all the different embellishments. I think I'll adapt this project for a new baby's room. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christina Fischer said...

Absolutely amazing, Amy! I have one of those shadow boxes here, just waiting to be altered. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Donna said...

What a fun project! Love all the details in each ATC. Great job!

Natasha said...

Oh what adorable work, thanks for sharing!

normajeanr50 said...

I like your unique ATC shadow box. I have not seen anything like it before. It's very pretty and a neat way to show off the ATC;s!

Carol L said...

I can't imagine the hours you've put into creating this, but it's pure eye candy! I can't stop looking at it! Beautifully done!!

Kay said...

Love the shadow box idea. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous project..mini works of art!

Laurie in MN said...

Cute shadow box, Amy.

Kim C said...

Absolutely fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing.

Evette K. said...

Just love this shadow box. You have done a TOP JOB!!!!!!!!

bethann said...

what fun, you could spend hours looking at each ATC

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice shadowbox! Looks like a fun project.

NewYankeeScrapper said...

I love the shadow box! I have been really intimidated by these, but just might try it! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

OH MY GOSH....This is some fabulous piece of work! So much to look at, and so much time and talent invested here! Love it, Amy...every tiny detail!

workofheart said...

What an awesome piece of work - so creative, each ATC it's own piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing.

Teri said...

This is great! Love the ATC's and what a great gift it would make!

marilynwillauer said...

Great shadow box, would make a great gift for a young girl! Love your work and all the different embellishments!

Robert said...

stems made of Beaded Links...cute idea !!!

stamping sue said...

what a wonderful decorated shadow box.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

T said...

I've got a box I need to make too! Thanks for giving me a push.

Shirley Smith said...

Love your shadow box, great atc showbox.

Cheryl said...

I have been seening a lot of shadow boxes lately. I love yours. It has a great vintage feel. You did an excellent job.

http://nanascreativeplace.blogspot.com

Karol L said...

This is really a beautiful work of art. I love all the details.

Ellen said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Terry B. said...

Such cute ATC's! I've never made any, but it looks tempting!

Linda said...

Very cute, I have been working with shadow boxes lately too. I really like having another medium to work with. Great job.

scrappingnana said...

What a beautiful shadow box. I love each of the different panels, especially the one witht he crochet flowers. Very creative. TFS

Kellie Fortin said...

Amy-- Your Shadow Box is DIVINE!! I have a couple of shadow boxes on order and can't wait to make one too!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jeanne Streiff said...

This is such a fun project Amy! Beautiful!

Barbara said...

What a great way to do your shadow box. Each on of your ATC was unique.

Helen said...

What a fun project. Thank you for the detailed photos and instructions.

StampOwl said...

what fun!

mamaduck said...

I like what did with the shadow box.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Amy, this is INCREDIBLE! You absolutely ROCK!

KVencel said...

So cute! The embellishments are the finishing touch!

dclouser said...

Your shadow box is magical! So many different, unique techniques. I love it!

Joan Ervin said...

How super cool, Amy....each ATC is fabulous and together in the shadow box they just blow me away....WOW!!!!

Candy Meyers said...

Wow, this took a lot of time and thought. But the result is certainly worth the effort. Great job.
Candy Neyers

shawneegal said...

what a unique creation. The little shadow box is adorable and each ATC you added is embellished with sweet surprises. I am rather new to all this and it would take me a week or more to make something like this. SO pretty!
I would love to join in the contest and maybe win some treasures .Thank you

Sherry Kushibab said...

So many details to look at - thank you for the individual pics! Lovely idea and obviously a lot of work. TFS

Tanya said...

Oh I love this! I have been seeing quite a few shadow boxes lately, yours is gorgeous, and so fun! I need to try one.

Debra Carnley said...

I've always wanted to do a shadowbox - yours is lovely!

Mrs Ham said...

Wonderful project..

Marit said...

I love this, to cute.

Cheryl Winget said...

I love this shadowbox! It is so much fun to look at all the bits and pieces. :)

Judy said...

What a great project! Love the way you used buttons in each section!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun, Fun each one is so unique. Thanks for sharing a fun project

Lil said...

This is really beautiful. Love the collage.

marla said...

Love your shadow box. The papers and items you used look beautiful together. GREAT JOB!!

Belinda Popovich said...

I just love those Maya Road boxes, yours came out beautifully but when do you ever make something that doesn't. :D Thanks for the chance to win!

NANCY P said...

Georgous. I recently bought a couple of these shadow boxes. Now I have some wonderful ideas. Thank you.

shellybob said...

I just love everything you do! I don't know how you just do it so effortlessly. Another amazing project.

Billie Dee said...

How creative! I love it.

Maureen Chandler said...

What a cool card - it's wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

I love your shadow box - so very pretty!

Susan Turner said...

You are one talented lady!!!

Jessica said...

Lovley creation! I've been trying to decide if I want to do something like this. I tend to do more things likd journals and boxes I can use to store things.
TFS
Hugs, Jessica

ScoobyinWY said...

What a fabulous project! I'll bet you had a lot of fun with this!

Elizabeth said...

This is just a ton of fun! TFS

Deb said...

Great piece, love the little dress form.

Teresa said...

Love the shadow box. What a great way to share memories. Hugs, Teresa E.

Gloria Westerman said...

How cool is this.....love it....thank you for sharing...

Mommamea's favorite things said...

I have wanted to try one of these . This is very cute.

Nana Connie said...

Such a fabulous project! What a wonderfully creative idea. Love all the choices you made on images and dps, and the butterfly is a great final touch!. TFS

cathy said...

Lovely project.

Cindy Lou said...

Love the shadow box, brings back so many memories, you have worked it so well that it is not only contemporary but nostalgic as well. Love the colors, Thanks for sharing!

Fernanda said...

something my granddaughter and her bbf would love to get-thanks for the inspiration!

zenaidacuevas said...

So many pretty details, very nice! Thanks for the invite to the blog hop.

Jean C said...

This is too cool! I love the dress form and tutu. This is such a cute idea and you could do so many different themes with this.
Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

I'm hopping over from Butteflykisses today. What a great project! I love how each box is different yet they all coordinate beautifully! I love everything about it!

Sharon said...

You are just so creative, it's hard to see all the amazing details you put into this. I wish I could see it in person. Truly a work of love.

Nancy said...

WOW! What a beautiful project! Thank you for sharing! So many different thing to look at!

bernietom47 said...

What a fun project! LOVE all the lovely details.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous, Amy!! So full of amazing details and fun accents! I just love it! ♥♥♥

Cheryl S. said...

What a terrific project and thank you for sharing each ATC details!!
You did a wonderful job on creating each ATC.

Micki said...

Ooooohhhh this is awesome. I love it and it totally inspired me to give it a try and dig my ATC Shadowbox out. Love it.

Nicholas said...

Wonderful!! I love this!!!

Just Me... said...

what great ideal i am aroller skater and i think i am going to do one from that

Kathy P said...

Ages since I altered a showdow box. You did a great job and have given me inspiration. Thanks.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous project!!! All the details are just wonderful!!!

Marisa said...

You are the queen of details, Amy! Love the tulle on the tu-tu :)

meemee48 said...

What a great and thoughtful project. What young girl wouldn't want to have this on their wall.

Designing with Debbie said...

This is very nice. It is nice to see something different than just cards. This is a very beautiful shadow box and and excellent idea..

Clare said...

How nice!

patjomat said...

That shadow box is just so stunning.

Judith Kulm said...

So cute. My grandaughter would love this.

Clare Curcio said...

I think I love the dress form the best, but the whole thing is just fab!

chrissy said...

Great giveaway...thanks for the chance to win. Your work is amazing. Fingers crossed.

Leanne said...

That shadow box is adorable for a young teenage girls room. I can see it now on the wall of some happy little teenager who enjoys fashion. I enjoy your website and work. Come visit with me sometime?
Blessings...Leanne

Joan V said...

Wow, this is a work of art. I don't know if I could ever put something like this together. Thanks for sharing your work. Have a great day.

connie said...

I have never done a shadow box. This is so pretty.

lynn said...

what an inovative project. So different.

Linda E said...

Your shadow box is gorgeous, Amy!

GrannieR said...

Your shadow box is just so cute!

rush said...

what a wonderful shadow box. i love looking inside all of the nooks and finding wonderful little treasures.

dinosaur said...

This looks like it was fun to make. I really like it.

Jeannie B said...

Amy, This is so pretty! I especially love the skirt on the dressform. Thank you for sharing.

jperr said...

Love the shadow box.
Jocelan Perry

Jackie said...

I love the box, you did a great job. Happy hopping. LOL Jackie

bsirvine said...

I love this project! Each section is like a tiny treasure box. Well done.

Anonymous said...

You definitely put a lot of work into these lovely ATC's. Here's hoping to win. Hugs, Nellie.

Anne said...

Fablious as my grandson would say. Anne x

Adirondack Annie said...

Incredible Amy! I have absolutely fallen in love w/ this shadow box! Your creativity is extremely inspiring!!!

Claudia said...

And I thought shadow boxes were out. You sure proved me wrong. This is darling & quite creative. Nice work.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Your tray turned out adoarble... Love all the textures and embellishments you used

Kathy said...

This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

catdidit said...

Wowza!! This is soooo awesome! Enabler alert!! LOL! Got to have one of these now I do believe!

Annette M said...

Love your project! What great details, love the vintage/fashion look.

Vickie Merrick said...

The blog candy is great but my favorite part of blog hops is seeing all of this fantastic talent displayed!!!

Your Maya Road ATC Shadowbox is wonderful! All of the layers, embellishments and colors work so well together. I Love It!

Marina said...

I just love your shadow box. Thanks for sharing.

Lovestampin said...

Love all the sections of your shadow boxes. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Oma said...

Love this shadow box!

ScrappingDeb said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is the sweetest little tray box! Truly created with love!

Creative Mish said...

What a fun project! So many cute details. Love it!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Only thing about blog hops..you get lost in the blogs!! I really love your work and will be coming back!!
Cannot get over the Hello from the heart card..how did you get the embossing so thick????? or is that simply the stamp design?
Jackie

Debbie said...

I like that each ATC has a story and a meaning! Great job!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love the ATC's and how you made the shadow box. Great job.

Paula said...

Fabulous! Love all of the wonderful embellishments! You can never have too many.

Hannah Clark said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I'm about to do one of these up and was looking for some inspiration! Yours is just fabulous!

Sonia said...

Such a neat project! Not only fun to create, but endless possibilities!

Rachel Brooks said...

Yes, LOTS of goodies got put to great use on your project!

Just a Few Designs said...

Hi! You have inspired me to create a shadow box! Your is beautiful.
TFS!!!
hugs
Elsa

Anonymous said...

Love this shadow box! Can think of lots of uses; thanks for sharing.
Great blog candy! Jo4Him

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome project, Amy. So many fun details!

Mildred said...

Haven't done ATCs yet but you make it look like fun. Thanks.

Carolyn Sue said...

Now how cute is this! Talk about thinking outside the box, no wait! This IS inside the box!

Carla Murphy said...

Amy! My gosh you have such an imagination. Do you ever feel me trying to channel you?!! LOL Beautiful project. (as always!)

JD said...

What a great project...so beautifully done with all those neat details...

Karen said...

What a beautiful shadow box. nice work

Sue K (Australia) said...

This is a wonderful idea for a gift. Great job.

Barbara said...

this is a very creative peace. Do I sense a change in your style lately?
thanks for sharing

Connie C said...

Imagine all that fun in one box! I must try one...a great way to use up a lot of embellishments. Too many? No way!

joanieg said...

Love love love itAmy!!!! You added so many things I would have never thought of!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Joanie

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a beautiful and fun shadow box you did. I may try one and use my photos from my garden. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

Auntie Em said...

Your shadow box is awesome! I love all the great embellies you used on it. It is a really great way to get the stash out and start using it!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a sweet project...I'm going to have to try this (yes, I am guilty of having too much stuff, LOL)! Thanks for sharing...

nthornton918 said...

I love all the fabulous trays out on the market today, they are so fun to create, and you are right it is like having a separate canvas to work with in each box. tfs this cute and fun project.

bernshwag said...

Amy your ATC shadowbox is amazing! I so enjoyed each and every detail.....Don't you just love all of the fun embellies that came out of CHA? Heehee...I love your idea of doing one for an ATC swap, thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Candi

Trish said...

WOW Amy, how creative and stunning is this piece of art. You've obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making it, but it has definitely paid of.
This 'hop' is one of the best I've ever been on- thoroughly enjoying it.
Hugs,
Trish x

Holly said...

What a awesome shadow box!

Luv 2 Create said...

What an awesome shadowbox. So unique. It took several minutes to take in each little box. Very clever.
Marcie

seau said...

What a cute idea, this is a wonderful shadowbox.

JO WITNEY said...

Hi Amy, really got some great ideas from your shadow box, haven't made one yet, but this motivates me. jo

Kaye said...

Very Creative...

queenofnanas said...

So adorable

Jan Musselman said...

Amy your art is always "dressed to the nines". Ok, that definitely dates me. But your attention to detail is always spot on.

Julia Nowosielska said...

I love this. Have thought about taking a class on this. I won't think any longer and actually take it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this shadow box is so beautiful. So creative.

MargieF.

sharon said...

This shadow box you created is great. Each scene is unique. I would like to try one. I'd like to do one for special moments in my life.
Sharon L

Peggy said...

Amy, beautiful. Each section is a piece of art. Wonderfully done. Love all the details.
God bless,
PeggyS

Leslie Miller said...

What an exquisitely detailed and beautiful project, Amy! Embellishment Heaven is well put. This is just wonderful and so FUN!

Linda Carson said...

Your creative talent knows no bounds! Your eye for details is always perfect!

Billie A said...

I love the idea of the seperate little box's and it all fits so well together. I love this idea. What a nice presentation. GReat.

luis said...

What a great project! I am inspired to make my own shadow box. You do a wonderful job of photographing your projects- wonderful close-up shots.

Anonymous said...

michelle f. said:

wow, what great work and the details in each one is great. i love this.

Sharleen Hauk said...

What a wonderful shadowbox project. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

This is so fabulous, love the shadowbox!
Big hugs from Sweden!

Judi said...

Amy, your creation (or creations) are absolutely STUNNING! Love the way that each part is individual, and when you put them all together the effect you have created really is FAB! I'd love to have a go at making one of these.

Judi x

Peachy Wessels said...

What a cute shadow box - very vintage feel!

Stephanie said...

This is so cool!! What a great way to use embellies and it looks fantastic!

Ratty Hugs said...

What a fun shadowbox of images.
~C8>

Glenda said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Moira said...

Such detail and such a creative display. Thanks for sharing :)

Stampin with Grandma said...

love love love it. i enjoy all the colors you use in your projects. carla at greenfeet@sbcglobal.net

Peggy K said...

Wow! I've always been so intrigued with ATC. This makes it nearly compelling to do something! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I love the fresh colours and the vintage, retro feel. Fun to see some 'vintage' that's not brown! Love this project!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is just a lovely project!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...! Thanks for this chance to win.

creativearts said...

Wow! This is such a lovely project! I love it! In fact, I admire all of your work! Stampers Dream is giving some really nice "candy". Thanks so much for the chance to win!

mary lou said...

this is adorable...very creative...

Pat Baulos said...

Love the Shadow box! Thanks for the chance to win. Pat B

Nicole said...

This is so cool, Amy. I have one of the 12 spot ones from 7gypsies I want to use for my son's school pictures. Thanks for all the inspiration on fun embellishments.

Barbara said...

Wow! Wonderful and so nostalgic. Love it!

cropnmoomsie said...

Cute project. Love the crochet flowers.

Cin said...

Amy, I can see you've been busy. Your recent projects are awesome!

Sherry said...

Wow this shadowbox is a work of art each section is gorgeous what a great job thanks for sharing

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers! This is one awesome project!! LOVE every detail and would love to try making one sometime...it would make such a special gift!

Cary M. said...

I love it. It's the first Scrap booking Shadow Box I have liked. You are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy O said...

Great project! I just purchased a group shadowbox. Lots of great ideas here!!!! Thanks so much!

Aissa's said...

I really love your project. The dress form is so cute. I so have to make one. Thanks so much for the great ideas.

Becca Feeken said...

Amy this is magnificent!! There's a little bit of sweetness in every compartment!! What an eye full sweet friend!

Márcia Mattos said...

Love your project, really cute!

Thanks
Marcia

christi said...

this is the cutest little shadowbox. love all the embelishments that you used.

Tricia6653 said...

I love your work.

tricia6653@valornet.com

schmidtrv said...

I love your shadow box. I will have to try that.
Vicky S,

Playing with Paper said...

Oh wow this is so stinking cute!! I love it! What a great project.

clavell said...

The shadow box is a wonderful idea and perfectly executed!! It certainly gives me ideas. :)

Marie said...

lovely work

Lynne said...

Amy - What a beautiful ATC holder and thanks for all the close ups. I really enjoyed seeing this - thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

fun!
Sandra ltb

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