Friday, September 16, 2011

50 States Blog Hop-Michigan

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop!!

For the 50 States Blog Hop Delaware, click here.

Welcome to the 50 States Blog Hop! Most of us would love to travel but are having staycations this year. What better way to travel but through a blog hop. This hop was inspired by our host Shawnee's journey across the United States as she traveled with her family to their new home. The United States is truly beautiful with many wonderful places to visit and see.

If you've hopped along from ARKANSAS, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard or happened along from somewhere else, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start with the first state in the union, Delaware, because you won't want to miss out on any of the fun (or any of the blog candy!!)...

There is an AMAZING Grand Prize Package for one LUCKY hopper (winner chosen by Rafflecopter)!!  To be entered to win, please do the following:
So what's the Grand Prize???
Cricut Cartridge - Destinations, beautiful handmade flowers from Shannon at Creative Chaos Flowers, and a $20 Gift Certificate to Scraptastical Kreations.
Now on to my state and my project....

I lived in Delaware my entire lift up until the end of April.  My fiance accepted a position that brought us up here to Michigan.  I'm still not too familar with this state so I decided that doing a project for Michigan was perfect for me to learn a little bit about my new home state.

8 by 8 shadow box bought at Joanns

Paper is from my scraps
Cricut cartridges-Wrap It Up, Destinations, Gypsy Wanderings
Lindy Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Silohette Silver
Inkadinkado Coastal

Michigan information...
State Bird-Robin
State Flower-Apple Blossom
State Tree-Eastern White Pine
  • Joined the Union in 1837
  • Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903.  Detroit is known as Motor City.
  • Michigan has the most lighthouses than any US state
  • Makinac Bridge, which connects the Lower Pennisula to the Upper Pennisula, is the longest suspension bridge in the world
  • Kellogg's started in 1906 in Battle Creek
  • Vernor's Ginger Ale was the the first soda pop in the United States.  It was made on accident in Detroit in 1866
  • Singing sand can be found on the beach of Grand Haven.  The sand particles make a whistling sound when walked on.
  • Of course Michigan is known for the Great Lakes.  The state has the longest freshwater shoreline in the United States.  A person in Michigan is never more than 85 miles away from Great Lakes water and no more than 6 miles from a natural water source.  The state is also one of the leaders in recreational boating.

Now you can hop to FLORIDA!!  Remember to leave a comment on each state to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE!!

50 States Hop



Donna said...

I love the shadow Box idea! Great job!

ScrappinT said...

I love the shadow box! What a nice job!

Cathie w said...

great hop idea very cleaver and cute project


Lisa said...

great shadowbox! love it!

Have a scrap- happy day,
Lisa G

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your frame shadow box. Have enjoyed a visit to Michigan.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Shawnee said...

What a beautiful shadowbox!! I love it!!


Barbara B said...

A very beautiful shadow box. I am originally from Wisconsin and have lived in Michigan for the last 16 years. You have done an awesome on Michigan.
Barbara B.

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the Shadow box I lived in Coloma and Kalimazoo for a short time. TFS

Becky Dunham said...

What a fabulous shadow box Ashley! I have always wanted to visit Michigan. It sounds just so beautiful and we have a friend from there that just raves about the water! And I love lighthouses. I guess I am just going to have to make it there someday!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Kathie said...

very nice job with the shadow box. thanks for sharing.

Crafty and Green said...

Really Cool Project!! Great Shadow Box!!

Many Blessings,

Rachelle said...

I agree very beautiful Shadow Box!
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Cathy said...

Beautiful shadow box.

Lori Apgar said...

Michigan sounds like a great place to live (and boat)! Thanks for sharing your "new" home state with us!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Lillian Child said...

Loving all the fun facts that I didn't know about your fabulous state! Thanks for sharing!

I am now follower your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

ScrappingJUDY said...

That is a great shadow box. I have been wanting to do one, now looking at yours makes me want to do one more. thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Welcome to Michigan! Been here my entire life and would be super bummed if I had to move. Nice job on the shadow box!

littlen said...

great idea. tfs.

Colleen said...

Love the shadow box! And am enjoying reading all the facts about so many different states! tfs! :)

Robin said...

Love the shadow box! Great facts that you shared.


Crafting Misfit said...

Love the shadow box idea!

It was fun to do this hop with you!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing your shadow box with us. It's beautiful. I love how you got to learn more about your new home state through it. or
racincrafts at aim dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow Ashley! Seriously cool project and seriously cool info on the state! TFS! :0)

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