Thursday, September 1, 2011

Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Anything Goes Blog Hop celebrating the one year Blog Birthiversary of our hostess, Stephanie from Once upon a Paper.  She will have a giveaway every day for 7 days!  You should have come here from Renee

For this hop, I would like to share with you how I have been getting one of my school libraries ready for the start of another school year! I manage three different elementary school libraries.  In this particular building, I have one wall that is a mustard yellow, very unattractive color.  For the past two years, I had it covered with a mountain/hills scene.  I decided it was time for a change and it has now become this aquarium!

From the farthest back in the library (you can see this wall is huge!): 

A little closer up: 

Left side: 

Right side:

I used way too many cuts to remember each and every cartridge and size these were cut at.  Most of the cuts were done using 18x12 construction paper (some laminated, which cuts beautifully, and some not).  I then used the fit to page option to get the cut to be as big as possible.  I used a variety of ink and pens to make the details stand out a little bit.

Here are some close ups of my favorite items:

Thank you for stopping by!  Leave me a comment before you leave for a chance to win a mystery prize!  Be sure to leave either your email or Cricut MB name so I have a way to get in contact with you if you are the winner! 

Next you will visit my personal friend, Ali from Scrapping with Alicat!  Enjoy!

In case you need it, here is the full hop line-up:

Stephanie from Once upon a Paper @

Kristi from Craftin’ on my Door @

Scraplette from Around the Block with Scraplette @

Renee from I Came, I Saw, I Created  @

Michele from Green Girl Scraps @

Ali from Scrapping with Alicat @

Carla from OCD Scrapology @

Amber from My 3 E Scrapbooking @

Cassie from Scrappin’ Palace @ 2


  1. This is much more exciting too look at than the library walls when I was a kid. Great Job!

    stephantics at gmail dot com

  2. Great wall covering! I like all the different kinds of fish!

  3. P.S. It' been great hopping with you!

  4. Thats awesome Michelle. I can only imagine the work it took,but it looks awesome. Linda harris

  5. Great looking Library, tis
    bdtktr at gmail dot com

  6. sorry that is suppose to be tfs not tis

  7. Wow! What a great wall! How fun for the kids to have such a fun wall to enjoy! Awesome job! Sandra at:

  8. Now that is so creative! It came out great. Job well done. TFS


  9. This is awesome and a whole lot of work. TFS.
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog right now

  10. Fabulous decor!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  11. Nice Michele! Decorating a room or area is always a challenge and very time consuming. I love the crabs!

    ali.boerger at

  12. Wow, you bring back lots of memories. I'm a retired Kindergarten teacher, so seeing all those walls and cuts, etc. makes me smile. I just wish I would have had my cricut when I was teaching. So many letters, so much cutting. Love your display, Thanks for sharing and bringing back some great memories for me.

    Jacqy at

  13. Great project! I cant imagine having to make something so big!

  14. Awww...that is awesome! I'm sure the kids LOVE looking at it! It is so bright and fun! My daughter just started kindergarten and she brought home her very first library book today! She was beyond thrilled and we had to read the book 3x! I wish I would have taken a pic to scrapbook the moment! Thank you for the job you!

  15. What a great wall. I am sure the kids are going to really enjoy it. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  16. Looks wonderful and very colorful!

  17. I love your BB display. I bet the kids love it.

  18. Love it! TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

  19. You are a busy lady, two blog hops in one week. Love the wall display, beautiful work.

  20. Wow! This is a BIG project! Love it. How very fun. :0) I'm in Maine right now and that awesome wall art makes me think of the ocean here and all the awesome sea critters. :0) Great job! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Yay!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  21. Wow! What an awesome library deco! Great job! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    come on over:)

  22. I bet the kids love that wall. Great job!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  23. Fabulous project! What a wonderful way to share your Cricut talent!

  24. Your library kids sure are lucky! Love the little crab guys!

  25. That looks awesome, what a fun idea to dress up the wall - love the bright colored fish!!

    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

  26. This is so cute! I can really appreciate all of your hard work, my son is a librarian and my daughter is a teacher! Great job!

  27. Love your decked out wall! Thank you for sharing. I have been needing some ideas for my wall in my classroom and that would definitely liven it up!


  28. Wow! Looks fantastic!!! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  29. That is a fantastic wall covering. Love all the colors and details. I'm sure the kids will love it too. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  30. This is a fantastic idea for teachers and librarians ! Do you mind if I share your idea with my cousin who is a librarian too? She just got a Cricut and I bet her kids at the school would love to see something like that! thanks so much for sharing !
    Debbie aka ScrapHappyDeb Cricut MB name

  31. Great idea. I know the kids just love it. So much better than the same ole education posters. TFS