June 19, 2011

A Few Projects I've been Working On

First of all I have a project for the Paper Dolls challenge this week. The files were created by my fellow My Thoughts Exactly Design Team member, Belinda of Bee's Hive O'Drama. I used the adorable house to decorate the front of a box that holds a soap bottle or lotion bottle.

I then used the cute little flowers to decorate a gift card holder that is ties around the box.
Of course I used Trendy Twine to tie some button to the flowers and tie the gift card holder to the box. My boyfriend and I have spent our weekend building a light box for my pictures, I'm still learning to use it...

Next I have two ATCs that I have been working on for another swap on the MTC forum. There are two themes this time, where I'm from and the year I was born. For the where I'm from ATC I did a play on jokes about the wonderful North Dakota :-P I'll let you see if you can pick out the two jokes before I explain them after the pictures.

The inside even has some state facts about North Dakota. Ok so the jokes...the main joke is that when you cross the border between Minnesota and North Dakota in Fargo you see this little itty-bitty object on the horizon. You drive all day just to find it's the welcome to Montana sign, North Dakota is VERY flat! The other joke is that we have so few trees they are all numbered. We had a good laugh one day when we took the dog to the park in town and noticed that the trees really were numbered LOL!

Ok the second ATC was for the year I was born and I added a little narrative on the back explaining all the events depicted. It reads, "I was born in 1985. My favorite Sesame Street character, Elmo, was introduced on 11/18/1985. Krista McAuliffe and the rest of the Challenger crew were commissioned in July. On 10/3/1985 Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on its maiden voyage. 23 years later I graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering." You could say that year shaped my life in many ways right down to what I wanted to be when I grew up.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Father's day!

Happy crafting,

June 13, 2011


So first of all I am SUPER excited that I was chosen to be on a brand new design team over at My Thoughts Exactly. Alyssa has some super cute stamps her and her husband have been working on. All I have to do is create projects to showcase how adorable they are! I am so honored to on this team of AMAZING and TALENTED girls:
1. Thienly Azim of Mod Paperie
2. Lenae Gem of Sugar Gem
3. Jennifer Rzasa of Our Change of Art
4. Belinda Brown of Bee's Hive O'Drama
5. Bee Burg of Dare to Bee Creative
Be sure to stop by their blogs and say congrats!

Now I have a few projects that I created just for this design team application. I had so much fun creating them that I just had to share them. First I have an envelope card using the cherry blossom SVG set from SVG Cuts.

 Next I have a simple everyday card, I didn't have trendy twine with me at the time I made this card (I know I should travel with it at all times, I learned my lesson) so I substituted embroidery floss. I just love the little brad in the middle of the flower, it's a flower with some bling in the middle!

Then I have a cute little scrapbook page, I just loved the sewing theme of the paper and stamp. My parents dog and our dog love to lay together on the couch in my mom's craft room, so it was only fitting.

 Finally I have a fun step card, instructions can be found here. Alyssa's instructions are awesome!

Last but not least, I got one more surprise this morning! Aimee of Tucker Family of Five sent me an email that I won blog candy! A GC to my favorite online SVG shop, Lettering Delights, YAY!!! I will have a blast shopping especially since they are having a sale right now, eek!

Happy crafting everyone,

June 10, 2011

Life and Paper Dolls Challenge

It has been so long since I've posted. Where have I been? Well we spent a week in Las Vegas taking a firearms training course, it was super fun (just don't tell my boyfriend, that would be admitting he was right AGAIN)! I almost want to take up competition pistol shooting now...maybe when I'm done with school and have a 'real' job :-)
Yup that's me! My boyfriend took the picture and he even caught my spent shell flying out of the chamber (just below the 'b' in blogspot). I thought that was really cool. We also spent a few days visiting our parents. Now it's back to work and attempting to write my thesis, blah.

Ok on to what you really what to see some crafting! This is for the Paper Dolls challenge this week. The provided SVG was a 3D house that you had to use in some form. I chose to make a shape card with it. Of course I used MTC to modify the SVG. I think it is super fun!

Of course I used Trendy Twine, my newest crafting obsession. The door even opens up with a little message.

The paper, stamps, ink, and buttons are all Stampin' Up products. I didn't add a sentiment so that I can use it for any occasion that may pop up. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,