Sunday, July 21, 2013

Surf, Sun, and Stickles blog hop

Welcome to the Surf, Sun, & Stickles Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

We're in the midst of a heat wave and what better way to cool off then indoors crafting with some Stickles?! This month's hop is all about using Stickles on those fun, summer-themed projects we all love to create. 

I wanted to make a home décor project this month, so I decided on wooden blocks.  Here they are all together.

I used Echo Park Splash 12x12 papers on these blocks, because it seemed like the perfect papers for our theme.  I also used the stickers that were in the paper pack, and glitzed them up a bit with Stickles.  I cut the letters out on the Cricut using the Type Candy Font cartridge.  I'll show you a close up of each letter so you can see how they sparkle with the Stickles on them!
For each of the letters, I used watercolor paints and Stickles together, painting the mixture together to coat the letters.  I used yellow Stickles on the sun.
The stripes of the fish are filled in with Tropical Tangerine Stickles.
The rim of the sand bucket has True Blue Stickles on it.  The shovel has Goldenrod distress Stickles on it.

And, finally, the beach ball has a little Crystal Stickles on it to make it pop.


This is my final blog hop as an All That Stickles design team member.  I'm moving on after this month.  My father's failing health and too many commitments are making it hard to keep up with everything.  I've enjoyed this experience very much and will miss my opportunities to share with you. 
I'm giving away one last chance to win blog candy while on this team.  I have some Stickles to give away (of course), plus ribbon, buttons, a 6x6 paper pad and brads. To be eligible, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I will pick the winner next Tuesday when I have a tutorial on the All That Stickles blog. To increase your chances of winning, visit my posts from Friday and yesterday also.


We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday July 24th at All that Stickles.

Winner's Choice of a Cricut or Cameo cover

$15 Gift Certificate

$6 Voucher

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is my good friend's Karen's blog.  You are in for a TREAT!

Here's the complete lineup:
Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Waterfall Linky Party!





  1. Such a wonderful summer accent for the house!

  2. Great decor... I love the bright Colors. Wonderful job. I'm already a follower. Prayers for your father too.

  3. Julie, this is absolutely beautiful! :) This would definitely brighten up your home :)

  4. Julie these blocks are amazing...
    I followed on networkblogger thingy.
    Prayers for your Dad too!!!

  5. Your blocks are so fun! Love all the details and papers.


  6. Love it! Great job!

  7. i love your blocks....i have made a few myself and these are adorable


  8. First - Prayers out to your Dad.
    2nd - love you blog name :-)
    3rd - what an adorable project, love the colors.
    and finally thanks for being part of the hop, and I became a follower, looking forward to see more :-)


  9. Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower and have commented on all the participating blogs! Thanks for the giveaways!!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  10. Great project! I love what you did with the blocks. I'm a new follower! TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!


  11. What a great idea. Love all the stickles. Got to get me some more.

  12. Adorable! I have a set of plain wood blocks that need my attention and this would be just the thing.

  13. Really sweet set. Perfect colors for summer!
    <3 J

  14. Super cute blocks !!! The colors are nice and bright !!!


  15. Great summer decorations! I sure wish that I could have come on the scrap weekend. It just didn't work with our vacation and my work schedule. Thanks for bringing me to the All That Stickles Blog. I do get good ideas from everyone.

  16. I am now a follower of your blog :) Cute wooden blocks, fun home décor project! Stay cool, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  17. Great summer home decor project! I am now a follower.

  18. OMgoodness this is so cute and fun!

  19. This is just gorgeous, I love watercolors and I love that you have gotten your money's worth and more from this set! Thanks for sharing. :)