Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fool's Blog Hop


Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from Elaine , you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that "tricks the eye," or to make a spring project is nothing came to mind. I couldn't think of anything tricky so I made a spring mobile.
I used the April Showers cricut cartridge to cut the words Welcome Spring.


I used the Martha Steward butterfly punch and made 16 butterflies. I used the one inch xyron to add adhesive to 8 of the butterflies.


I used six pound fishing line and placed it between two of the butterflies (one with adhesive, one without).

I attached the ends of the fishing line to the Welcome Spring header and added another piece of line to use to hang the mobile. I hung it in my room. Right now the breeze comes from the heater vent, but soon will come from the open window. When I looked at it hanging I realized I did make a tricky project since the fishing line is nearly invisible and the butterflies appear to be flying.



Next in line is Darlene

BLOG CANDY - Sorry I don't have a picture, but I do have a RAK. I'll use random.org to pick a winner from all the comments and will post the winner on Monday.


If you get lost along the way, here is the line up:

Elaine www.expressionsbyelaine

Vicki Wilson scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com

Darlene Saucier www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com

Lindsey Zaldivar lageorgiapaperie.com
Kayla Taylor http://myscrapbookinghideaway.blogspot.com        
Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

63 comments:

  1. Your Spring mobileis awesome, I love the butterflies. I am a follower.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

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  2. Very Creative! I can't wait to open my windows too!
    I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
    come to my blog for more info & to join me!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  3. Adorable idea! I love it! I'm your newest follower.

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  4. I would definately say you accomplished the tricky part. I too can't wait for the breeze coming through an open window. Darn groundhog must be on crack though lol.

    Karen C

    http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  5. Love the hanging butterflies, its nice to see springy colors back in our projects :)
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  6. I LOVE this idea!! TFS!
    ~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"
    http://craftingeek.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very pretty mobile!! I LOVE that the butterflies look like they're really floating!! I wonder if I could get away with hanging butterflies all over my living room :) That would be FUN!! :) Great project!! Thanks for participating in the HOP!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  8. If that mobile doesn't scream Spring I don't know what does. Very pretty, I am going to give it a try so my small craft room feels like Spring.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  9. I love the beautiful butterflies and colors you used! Thank you for sharing!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  10. Beautiful Project! I absolutely love those butterflies! Tfs and have a great day. :)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful mobile!! I love it.

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
    dot com

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  12. Your spring mobile is gorgeous!
    Tammy
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

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  13. Don't sell yourself short, any little one that saw a bunch of paper butterflies floating in the air would think that was pretty tricky!!! And I for one love the mobile! :) Very springy!

    TFS!

    Krystal
    http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com
    kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

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  14. I love the butterflies!!! Very cute idea!!
    Hugs,
    Angela
    http;//angelascrafty.blogspot.com
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  15. What a delightful project, Vicki!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
    lillianchild at cox dot net

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  16. What a clever idea. I'm a new follower...your layouts are really nice.
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  17. What a neat project. Love those butterflies. Thhttp://patsscraps.blogspot.com/anks for a chance to win your candy!--Pat N.

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  18. Gorgeous mobile! Such a great idea. Thanks for the idea.

    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful spring mobile! The butterflies really do look like theyre flying in midair - love it! TFS!
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  20. Love your Spring Mobile. I think this would be a prefect project to do with my two little Grand children. Thanks for the Inspiration. I am a new follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  21. Cute project and great idea! I love that butterfly punch!
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  22. Pretty Mobile. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  23. Very clever & pretty! I may have to try that for my craft room!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  24. love the butterflies - adorable.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline
    ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

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  25. What a pretty and cheerful idea. Butterflies & spring just go together.

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  26. Love the butterflies!! New follower here :)


    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  27. great project! Thanks for sharing :)

    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  28. I really like your mobile! The colors are very springy. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your projects.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  29. I love your mobile, the butterflies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love your project...very pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

    sherrie k.
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  31. Love the welcome spring mobile with butterflies. Awesome job

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  32. I love this. Very pretty mobile!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  33. Very pretty & spring like!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  34. Great project Vicki
    meagain20002000@yahoo.com

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  35. our windows have been open a few times in the last month but no butterflys yet, I can hardly wait! Your mobile sure conjures up the feeling of spring. Thanks for sharing

    http://cardsbyjo-jo.blogspot.com/
    joanieodonnell at hotmail dot com

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  36. Very creative and magical! I will have my Sunday School students make one on Sunday. They'll love it -- as I do!

    kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

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  37. Love it - have that punch and enjoy it so much. I am a new follower.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  38. Never thought of making a mobile, great idea! Yet, another new follower :)
    smith52706 at gmail dot com

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  39. Such a pretty mobile! Shouts Spring is here! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  40. What a gorgeous mobile, Vicki!

    ~Ashley

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  41. Beautiful mobile. I need to try to make one of these. great inspiration, thanks so much.

    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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  42. I love butterflys and am sooo ready for spring. Your mobile makes us think we are there doesn't it.

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  43. Very pretty and springy. Love the way the butterflies seem to float. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  44. Love this mobile Vicki! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)
    -Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  45. Very cute mobile! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  46. Love your mobile! I'm soooo ready for spring. So glad I could be part of the hop with you :)

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  47. Great idea for a mobile. Butterflies are gorgeous.

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  48. The butterflies are beautiful and they do look like they are flying!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  49. Love your project! It looks like the butterflies are flying...it's an optical allusion. Great being on this hop with you.

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  50. Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery cute Butterflies. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  51. great blog.love your butterfly mobile very cute.joydee1963@yahoo.com

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  52. What a brilliant idea Vicki! This just gorgeous - I love those butterflies!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  53. Your mobile idea is really beautiful. I am going to make it now for my grand babies room. She loves butterflies. Thanks for sharing your genius.

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  54. wow, I love those butterflies! Fun seeing your blog as a fellow hopper!

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  55. Vicki, Thank you for participating in my blog hop! I love butterflies and spring! Beautiful...I may have to scraplift this...heehee.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  56. So pretty!!! Love it!!

    Tonia
    toniasolomon at comcast dot net

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  57. well... I love your project... I made mine for my granddaughter but they are on her wall... I will make her one of these too!! TFS
    new to your blog.. became a follower
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  58. Love it! Yep, can't wait for Spring! Nice hopping with you.

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  59. Vicki, I had so much fun being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed with all the great projects. Loved your butterfly mobile.
    Hugs, Debi

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