Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bucket List Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the Bucket List Blog Hop!

You should have just arrived here from Anita's blog.  If you have arrived at this blog without starting from the beginning, please go visit Michelle, our fearless host, at her blog

Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world!  I am so excited to be part of such a unique blog hop and to be able to celebrate all of these ladies' wonderful birthdays (and anniversaries!) in the month or August!  Thank you to Michelle for organizing such an amazing concept for a hop and for including lil' old me! :)  As you've guessed from the dates on our button, this is a two-day hop.  Each day we will be featuring a different project relating to the theme...THE BUCKET LIST!

To be perfectly honest with you, prior to this hop, I didn't have a bucket list!  Although I've dealt with death and understood from a young age that sometimes life is way too short, I have never really thought about what I'd like to do before I "piff" (that's what we call it in my family).  Working on projects for this hop pushed me to think about those things and figure out what is important to me.  I'm still developing my "bucket list" but I am starting to get a good idea on what I want to achieve during my time on this earth :) 

To create my project, I took this old Ferrero Roche container and made it into this:


Supplies Used:
Cartridge(s): "Ashlyn's Alphabet" (tag), "Birthday Bash" (bucket), "Create a Critter" (grass), "Paper Dolls for Everyday" (drops of water), "Makin' the Grade" (lettering for "bucket list"), "Plantin SchoolBook" (lettering on bucket)
Glitter Glue:  Stickles in "Green"
Ribbon: Standard Green and Blue Ribbons, Celebrate It "Mariposa" Ribbon
Coloring Utensils: Metallic Silver (PM-118) ProMarker
Martha Stewart Dual-Tip Marker Set
Hot Glue Gun
Pink ATG

And on the inside...



I created these cool little cards to write my goals on my "Bucket List" - kind of like the drops in my "bucket"! :)

I thought I would share some of my "drops" with you...


Most of mine concerned some type of travel - whether it is returning to somewhere I've already visited (like Chile) or traveling somewhere new (like Greece or Australia). 

 

I probably should have changed this card to "make a meal that my husband doesn't try to take over the cooking for" instead ;)


Yes, one of my goals in life is to make a design team!  You can laugh if you want, but for someone like me, being accepted to a design team - especially for some of these wonderful crafters that I admire so much - would be a DREAM COME TRUE!

I can't wait to see if I am able to cross some of these dreams off of my list - some seem easier than others to achieve - but I'll do my best with the time I'm given!

Since you've survived this very long post, I thought I'd offer a bit of blog candy ;)  If you are my lucky winner, you will receive:

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To enter, please leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you should win.  As well, if you become a follower of this page (or are already a follower), please leave me another posting saying that you did so and I will give you a SECOND entry into the drawing.  I am planning on combining the entries from both days of the hop to select my winner, so you can have up to FOUR opportunities to win!  I will post a winner by Tuesday (I am in another hop this weekend, so I will post the winner from both hops on that day).

Your next stop will be Amy's blog.  Please stop by again tomorrow to see my second project, featuring an accomplishment from my HUSBAND'S bucket list! :)

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
>:@
BLOG HOP LINE-UP:
Michelle - http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/   <-----Happy Birthday to Michelle on the 18th!
Justina http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com/       <-----Happy Birthday to Justina on the 28th!
Anita - http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://scrappinpinkpiglet.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Maria - http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
Sher http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com/
Scrappingmamma~ http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Gill - http://scrappincreationsbygillm.blogspot.com/   <-----Happy Anniversary to Gill and her husband Jim on the 11th!
Linda T - http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
Corrine- http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
Brynn- http://flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/
Lori- http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Nancy - http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wleitel.blogspot.com/  <-----Happy Birthday to Wendy on the 31st!
Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/  <-----Happy Birthday to Jamie on the 18th!

38 comments:

  1. Cute box and great goals. TFS.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  2. Already a follower.


    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  3. I love your project and your "list"---I am a new follower----Thanks for being in this hop with me.
    Hugs, Anita

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  4. I love your Bucket List! Oh an African safari would be so much fun!

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  5. What a great start! I can put most of it on my list LOL Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

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  6. This is so cute, I love it. You have some great ideas for your bucket list. I hope you make it onto a design team and reach all your other goals.
    Hugs
    Brenda
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  7. love the project you made. one of my dreams is to be on a design team too
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  8. Anita, I love your idea! You can add to your box as you go or take away as you accomplish! Great job! tfs Tami

    tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

    Tambo's Creations

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  9. Anita, I am a new follower. Tami

    tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

    Tambo's Creations

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  10. Already a follower!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great idea! Nice project! TFS!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi Ashley! I am a new follower and I love your bucket list box! I wish I could have one and really do what comes out! Maybe someday:) Thanks for sharing!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  13. Great idea! I have some boxes I have been holding on to. Might have to start my Bucket List! CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  14. New follower too! CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com

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  15. This is so cute!! Love it!! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  16. New follower! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  17. Cute idea and way to recycle!!!

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  18. Follower!!

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  19. Cute idea love it!
    Justina
    http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com
    justina1218 at aim dot com

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  20. A follower too!!
    Justina
    http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com
    justina1218 at aim dot com

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  21. This is a great project.I love that you put drops on each one.
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  22. Fun project. I love your sense of humor under your cards. My hubby will try to take over meals too. lol

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  23. I'm a new follower.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  24. You went overboard on your first bucket list list...nice job..

    tlfletcher@embarqmail.com

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  25. Love your altered box and the items you showed are really cool too... a cruise through the Greek Isles would be wonderful! You did a great job decorating your bucket list box. LOL

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm already following.

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice to have a pretty bucket to put your little cards in. Great list so far! Piff - had to laugh at that one... sorry. I always wanted to be on a DT as well so I started my own challenge blog which I share with Jen. Come check us out, we are having a call going on now. http://scrappinchicschallenge.blogspot.com

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  28. I forgot I am already a follower! http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

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  29. You are so funny! I love your little "bucket list' box and I hope you accomplish every single thing:-)
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  30. I am very happy to say I became a brand mew follower!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  31. very interesting card - like your interpretation of the theme. Peggie

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  32. You are off to a good start for a bucket list!!! Very cute!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  33. Hi Ashley! I am a follower! Hope you make your bucket list come true! You have some good goals!
    Kacee
    www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  34. Very cute idea! Love it!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  35. Great project and excellent goals. Here is a link for you to help the Design Team goal become a reality.

    http://scrapbookcalls.typepad.com/

    There's only one way to make it happen....GO FOR IT!

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  36. Ashley, what a cute project!! :) I love anything re-used or re-purposed!! I think being part of a DT is a GREAT bucket list item -- I hope to see ya on one soon!! :)

    Happy to be a follower,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  37. I LOVE your book for the Hubster and I enjoyed reading your blog... I am also a follower of the blog..Thank you for sharing!! :).

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  38. what a super project. your wish to be on a DT will come true one day - just keep plugging away at it. i have been on umpteen blog DTs and have my own too but i got on 3 designs teams for create and craft tv so my projects get on the telly! its really cool YOU WILL achieve this one day. good luck

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