Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!


Welcome to the Mini Occasions Blog Tour! I'm so glad you're stopping by my blog on this one day only virtual trip around the world. This is stop number 11. I have been playing with the Just Beachy stamp set, I HAD to buy this because my eldest son, Finlay, is obsessed with surfing, even though we live in Colorado, just about as far from the ocean as we could be!

I had a blast making these cute boxes using the Matchbox Big Shot die (also from the Occasions Mini). To add the greeting to this box I used a stamp from the Loads of Love accessories kit.


To make this box I punched out an oval using the wide oval punch, adhered a piece of window sheet behind the opening and stuck the fish on the front using a puffy Stampin' Dimensional. I love how you can see the other side of the Designer Series Paper peeking through.

The last project is one I photographed at this weekend's Spring Stamposium, I'm ashamed to say I didn't make a note of who stamped it but I love the glittery flip flops! If you know please let me know... (It was Cindy Russell! See update and link to her blog above)

Please be sure to leave me a comment to let me know you were here and I'll enter you into a drawing for all three Just Beachy boxes filled with little goodies for you! (I'll publish the winner's name on here tomorrow and you can send me your mailing address then.)

(Links to the other posts are now closed, watch out for the next tour!)

Brenda

p.s. Don't miss out on the Get Connected promotion, spend $40 or more in the Occasions Mini and earn any item from the $9.99 or less page of the Spring and Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. Shop online via my website http://www.brendamarshall.stampinup.net/ or email me your order. If you would like to see a hard copy of the Mini let me know and I'll be happy to pop one in the mail to you!

105 comments:

  1. Great JOB! Those boxed are totally COOL! Love the peek a boo box.

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  2. This is such a fun set. Funny that your son loves to surf and you are so far from the ocean. Weird how that works. Great projects. I love these images.

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  3. Wow! Great job! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Love these blogs. So much fun. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  6. This is one of my two favorite sets from this Mini. I like your samples. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. :) Blessings!

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  7. These are SO cute! Great job.

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  8. TFS your great cards. My GD also loves surfing but we're in FL & she lives at the beach..
    Barb S. (FL)

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  9. I want to buy a woodie station wagon and head to the shore. Thanks for the inspiration.
    I love the flip flop card.

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  10. Sorry, but Indiana is farther from the beaches! Cute boxes.
    terriavidreader@yahoo.com

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  11. Loved your take on the station wagon -- very cute. I hadn't thought to use the oval punch on the box either -- I'm casing!

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  12. I love the fish bowl effect.
    Thanks,
    Bev Farmer
    Inthedell3@zoominternet.net

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  13. for cute! Love your little boxes and this stamp set is adorable!

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  14. love your ideas with the boxes and would love to be the lucky one to find out what you put in them
    Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

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  15. Super cute projects!! great set!

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  16. Great boxes! Love the ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    craftydeb2@msn.com

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  17. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. This is such a cute set.
    Diane

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  18. Really love the second box, just love those fish.

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  19. I love that fishy box! So stinkin' cute!

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  20. phylliszart@yahoo.comApril 27, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Love the boxes; think of all the great projects that diecut can create. The flip flop card was fun too! Phyllis

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  21. Cute samples! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love your boxes...what a cute set!

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  23. Love how you combined the Just Beachy set and the matchbox die!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Sharon
    skmcneely@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Oh, what a sweet way (or maybe I should say COOL) way to put the matchbox die cuts with the beachy stamps! I like the one with the window! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Audrey

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  25. HI BRENDA, SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE HAVING FUN!!
    LOVE THE MATCHBOXES! MARA

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  26. LOVE this set! Great ideas!! Thanks for the tour!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the fun projects! I am subscribing to your blog - from a fellow Coloradan! ~Linda

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  28. I love the little boxes with all the funny fish. What cute little treats these would make for a summer birthday party!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Monika

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  29. very cute projets.

    cheers ~ carol marbach

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  30. Love the boxes they are so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Beth Rhoden

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  31. Great Samples of this set. Thanks for sharing.
    Jan Mengel

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  32. Thanks for the tour stop. This set is just too darned cute. I LOVE the toothy fish on top of the windowed box the best.

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  33. I really didn't think much of this stamp set until I saw your samples. Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. This is just too much fun, Brenda. I loved the Manhattan Flowers cards made. I did not even think to use DSP paper and then sand....what an easy card to make...I need to make a bunch for swapping...so I am going to make one using your idea of sanding. Aren't those boxes too cute...I need to make more of them too! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. Very cute boxes! I have the die just need to do one.

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  36. Love the stamp set used with the match box - what a great idea!

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  37. Hi Brenda, You did an outstanding job showcasing your projects! They are all great. Thank you for sharing!

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  38. I love the peek-a-boo box. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your creative work.

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  39. Love what you did with the matchbox die and this stamp set. thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Great job. Thanks for all you guys do. I love the boxes. I'm Rae
    MsRaes.Scrapbiz@yahoo.com

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  41. CUTE boxes - I think I'm gonna CASE the fish one! :D TFS!!
    Happy Tour Day!! :)

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  42. Hi, Brenda, Hope you had a great weekend. I have LOVED this blog tour & will be in touch to order some of the super 'bits' soon!
    Much love & keep stamping! (babysitting) Mum xxoxx

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  43. The fish box, I loved. Oh what the heck I loved them all! Great job!

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  44. Brenda, These are turned out so cute! Great job! Thank you so much for being a part of the blog tour!
    Diane

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  45. So cute! I keep telling myself I don't need that matchbox die, but we both know that I do!

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  46. Those are a cute trio of boxes! Thanks for sharing them.

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  47. These are just too cute! So summery! Thanks for sharing!

    Debbie
    Dklessley2@aol.com

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  48. Love your just beachy set, my daughter loves the beach as well I almost made her College grad annoucments using the seaside stamp set. Thanks for participating in the tour.
    Sandee Ava NY

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  49. Great projects, thanks for sharing! I'm on tour 4, isn't this fun?

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  50. What brilliant ideas and I love the color combinations you used!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring the rest of us!!!
    Scot Strehlow - Las Vegas, NV

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  51. Love these little projects and those fish on the Just Beachy set. I bought this one just because of the silly looking fish. lol

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  52. I love all the ideas for the matchbox die! It is on my never-ending list. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

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  53. Those boxes are great! Have to add that die to my wishlist!

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  54. My list just keeps getting longer and longer..... love the boxes!

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  55. So many cute ideas.
    Robbijune@yahoo.com

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  56. This is a fun set and to use with a box, it's really cool. I like them very much. Thanks for sharing.
    ctcao@earthlink.net

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  57. Great ideas! I am going to have to try.

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  58. Wonderfully fun projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. That little fish box is soooooo cute! I just love it!

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  60. That fish box is so cute and the flip flops too - now I need to plan a beach vacation! thanks for sharing
    kate
    thecutandcluckclub@yahoo.com

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  61. I love how you used the Loads of Love words on the first box. They are all great!

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  62. Love the beach stuff, my in-laws live in FL and I'm always looking for ideas for cards to make for them. Great stuff.

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  63. I love your cards! It makes me feel summery! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Love the little boxes. By the way you did a great job at Stamposium.

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  65. I just may have to buy this one.
    Barbara Carr
    Carr777@msn.com
    so cute

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  66. Thanks for hosting a spot on the tour. This is a cute set and I liked what you did with it. I really liked the little matchbox with the window sheet opening. Too cute!!

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  67. I love your ideas! Since the Matchbox Die is my very favorite thing in the Occasions mini, these will come in VERY handy for my inspiration! :o)

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  68. Love the boxes! Thank you for being part of the Tour! It has been fun!!

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  69. OH....how very cute! I love your boxes! You know, as a fellow demonstrator I'd feel "bad" if I won the stamp sets that some of the demonstrators on the tour are giving away. But, I LOVE it if I won your projects! They are just adorable!

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  70. Cute boxes! Thanks for the chance to win.

    April

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  71. Love what you did with this stamp set. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    denise_in_pa@embarqmail.com

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  72. What cute samples!! It's great to find your site!
    Thanks so much, Alicia

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  73. Love your samples...This was also another favorite of mine and I had to have it and I got it. I've been debating on the matchbox die, but the more I think about it (and now seeing these samples) the more I know I would use it A LOT! TFS!
    Cindy Ferenz
    stampndragon@comcast.net

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  74. My favorite is the fish on the blue window box. It's just too cute!

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  75. OMG, how cute are those! Love them all. Great colors.

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  76. this is really cute... love the one with the fish and the dsp showing through!

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  77. The boxes are cute! I love how you can see the designer paper peeking through the one!

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  78. Wonderful projects!! Love that matchbox die....you creations are inspiring!

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  79. Thanks for the ideas of what can be done with this set!
    Smiles,
    stamperjoyce@aol.com

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  80. Fantastic! Loved the blog tour, brilliant idea. Your stuff is priceless. I may have to look you up at convention.

    Paula

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  81. I Love the boxes!! Thanks for sharing and being part of the Tour!!!

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  82. Hello Brenda-

    I love the Matchboxes that you made. They are adorable! I just love this Just Beachy set!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Julie A.

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  83. These are all so cute! Thank you for sharign your art and inspiration.

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  84. love those little boxes...very good idea!

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  85. What a FUN stamp set!! I was thinking about getting it, but now I WILL!!! Thanks so much for great ideas and for sharing...

    Faith
    callfaith@wildblue.net

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  86. Oh my gosh! I never would have thought of that stamp but I think that I have to have it! Eeek!
    Very cute use with the boxes

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  87. Your boxes are so darn cute. You have made this set come alive! I had just sort of looked over it before. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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  88. Love the boxes but the glittery flip flops card was really cute. Thanks for sharing! (Joyce L. @ alloy4@pa.net)

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  89. I just loved your boxes. I am sorta partial to the one with the fishy on it. Thanks for the tour. mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

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  90. This is my favorite stamp set. Your boxes are adorable.

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  91. Just love your little boxes! I really like the one with the fish!

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  92. Hi and thanks for sharing your great ideas! Hugs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

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  93. Great boxes! I love the fish in the window!

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  94. I love the boxes, they are awesome.

    Cindy
    chardin77@comcast.net

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  95. Just love the fishy box! It caught my eye right away!

    Cheryl

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  96. the matchbox...where you can see the inside paper...delightful.

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  97. Love your boxes AND your son's name--surfer dude name for sure!
    stay well,
    AnnMarie
    imstamphappy@optonline.net

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  98. That is one of the great things about stampin and scrapin, we can go where ever we want no matter how far. DREAM away. Julie

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  99. Love your little boxes! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. thanks for all your hard work. It looks beautiful ;)

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  101. Wow! Love it all! Thank you for sharing!

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  102. Thanks for sharing such fun ideas.

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