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Skull Appreciation Day!!!

It’s Skull Appreciation Day! It all started at a little blog called Skull A Day. Here’s what they wrote about this new international holiday: “We here at Skull-A-Day have decided that there needs to be an official international day of cranial love! To that end we're starting a campaign to get June 4th (the day Skull-A-Day started) officially recognized as Skull Appreciation Day around the world in 2011, and of course to get as many people celebrating it as possible.”

So, the members at Smeared & Smudged (Thanks Steph for starting it all!) decided it would be fun to do a massive member blog hop. And I do mean massive! We have 37 people in our hop today! That alone is cause for celebration! I think it’s awesome that so many folks have come together for such a unique day…all creating something fabulous and…well…skully! You should be coming to me from Tori’s blog. But if not…go back to the beginning at Terra’s blog (which has ALL the info on the hop). I will have the entire hop list at the bottom of my post though. We have many amazing sponsors for this hop, so please be sure to stop by everyone’s blog…or you might miss out on some great prizes!

I immediately knew I wanted to do something cool with the Sugar Skulls stamps from Bombshell. I adore this set, and I really wanted to do something over the top. I think I may have succeeded in that! Phoenix has a shirt that he loves that has a mess of Sugar Skulls on it. He looks pretty rad in it too. So I thought it would be fun to make a scrapbook page…with him wearing his shirt…with the Sugar Skulls from Bombshell on it. And what’s more…let’s make it a family project! I wanted the kids to break out their Crayolas and color the skulls with me! Here’s what we came up with!

This really was a lot of fun! Quite a bit of work…but fun. Meaningful too, since both of my kidlings helped me with it!

Isn’t he handsome??? You can click on any of the pictures to see them bigger. Take a look at Phoenix’s shirt. All of the skulls grouped together, except for one that has fallen to the bottom of the shirt! Hilarious!

Most of the Sugar Skulls were colored by Phoenix. But Rhiannon and I did our fair share of them too! We really enjoyed ourselves. And I look forward to scrapbooking with them more in the near future.

I hope you liked my page! Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop. Have a skully inspiring day!!!



Alison (me!!!)












Barb Foster




Pamela (my awesome sister!)




Lady Brayton


Black Dragon


Creepy Glowbugg

Susan’s Crafty Chaos







Dragonfly Jane



This is just wonderful. I love Phoenix's shirt. The skulls on your page go great with the shirt.
Kathi said…
I love that you scrapped this with the kids and let them color the images. They're talented, just like their mom.

Great layout!
Steph said…
Your son is adorable! How awesome that you and your kids made this page together, the whole page turned out great!
DonnaMundinger said…
Oh Alison, what a doll he is! Just LOVE that the project is a family affair! Fabulous! xxD
Andrea C said…
He is very handsome and what a lovely smile he has, he is going to melt girls hearts with that smile in the future. Love that t-shirt well cool for a kids one. Your page is adorable and so much for it that your little ones helped you with it as it will be a memory they will probably cherish. x
Wow Alison, this page is wonderful, the coloured skulls are gorgeous, and THAT GRIN on the photo is just the best thing ever :D
ike said…
Well cool. Love that skully T shirt. TFS
Ike xx
Kelli said…
I LOVE LOVE LOVE his shirt.... Do they make it in Aunty Kelli size!!!!LOL This came out great and I love that the babies helped!!! You know how I am about the children!!!
blackdragon said…
What a special project.... wonderful that the children helped...they colour so well, just like their Mum. The photo is adorable, he is a handsome lad for sure.
Truely a beautiful project Alison. xxx
WOW! what a heartbreaker he is going to be when he grows up :)

Quite touched by your project, what a lovely keepsake.

Fiona. x
Debbie said…
I love your scrapbook page, especially the fact that you made it a family affair. The skulls are so colourful and yes - perfectly matched to your son's tshirt. Great job!
~Lady B~ said…
I love your page! The layout is fabulous, the pic is sugary sweet, and the kids helping mum color is the best part of all! Warms my heart! Fantastic job!
silvia haynes said…
Great page!! LOVE the kid colored skulls!!
Dawn said…
He is handsome! the skulls are great and the page is tooo cute!
Barb said…
Fantastic scrapbook page, Alison! What a perfect page for Phoenix's shirt, and he did a fab job with his coloring :)
Terra said…
I adore it! Such a great memory that they both helped color up the skulls and I'm sure you'll always treasure the page because of it, not to mention the adorable picture! :)
Freddie said…
I love this! I think it's great you made this a family affair.
Alex said…
Oh Alison- this is wonderful. It warms my heart and impresses my artistic side all at the same time. That would be my favorite shirt too BTW! I love that you all colored the skulls!~
PixiesDelight said…
Love how you made this a family project!
ScrappingBeauty said…
what a fab idea to get the kids in the spirit!
Jane said…
Love your page and it is fantastic that the children helped with it he looks fantastic in his skull t-shirt
luv Jane xxx
Dragonfly Jane said…
Wonderful layout page, the t-shirt with the skulls is brilliant. I love the brightness of the sugar skills.
Judi B said…
how cool to have a model with the skulls as well and a cute one at that. the layout turned out just great
Tori said…
I love that the shirt and page match! That's too cool, your son is adorable! It's really awesome to see people with such great talent sharing it with their families! You are a wonderful mother in addition to all your artsy talents!!

Tish LaRee said…
absolutely cute! great project for skull appreciation day
Scrappy Rat said…
Glad to celebrate Skully day! I'm very appreciative of my skull, particularly since I'm very clumsy and it regularly keeps my brain from getting smooshed. Thanks for being in the hop!
Susan said…
Love this L/O ( told you that already) but I didn't realize the kidlets colored the images...very cool indeed!
inky hugs,
I love how you used sugar skulls to decorate your layout. You made something that could be scary into something sweet and child-like. Great idea!
Jennifer Scull said…
this is just amazing! I love all of those skulls on the page! what a fantastic idea! :)
ldfdesign said…
so many skulls! wow!!! i love how you made it a family project! y'all did a fansitic job!
DK Spins said…
Phoenix is just adorable & I love it that you got both your kiddos involved with your project. What a fun mom you are & I love the sb page, it's so bright & happy with all those colored sugar skulls.
Scrappychick said…
Alison this is excellent! Love all the bright colorful skulls and that you has the kiddies hep out!
KC said…
OMG that page is so awesome! and I love that your kids helped! your right it makes it more meaningful and super cute! love it!!!
How fantastic is this family page. Love how everyone had input on it.
such lovely page :) xxlisa

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