About Me

I'm married to a sweet and wonderful guy. Finally finished college but can't seem to find a job in a lab, I'm a Microbiology major. Hope to get a good job and be able to start a family. I love to craft, especially with paper products. I've recently started an etsy store, dreamer633.etsy.com. I like to try new products and techniques.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Monthly ATC Swap

I've recently jointed an ATC swap on the cricut mb. Each month we have a theme and sometimes a challenge. For July the theme was favorite season and the challenge was to use only patterned papers. For August the theme was any tv show and the challenge was to use only black and white. For September the theme was a day at the beach. And for October the theme was Halloween and the challenge was to not use white, black or orange.

July ATC: Favorite Season: Fall

For this ATC I picked a beautiful autumn themed paper with leaves and in shades of red, orange and yellow. I then used perfect pearls to stamp the word Autumn to the side in copper. I added a leaf shaped rhinestone and a tim holtz fragment with a leaf stamped onto it.

August ATC: Any TV Show

I had a hard time figuring out which TV show to use but finally decided to use "The Addams Family". The photo I picked shows each member of the family snapping their fingers so I cut out the word snap from the Cricut Cart Animal Kingdom in 1/2" and pop dotted it onto the ATC. The background paper is black glitter cardstock.

September ATC: A Day at the Beach

For this ATC I cut a lounge chair from Life is a Beach Cricut Cart, used a mix drink umbrella and added flip flop shaped beads. For the sand I used cut pieces of sandpaper. I pop dotted the sandpaper for a dimensional effect.

October ATC: Halloween

This ATC was the most time consuming of the ones I've done so far. I decided to do an Iris fold but didn't have the cut outs so I had to cut each bat out with an exacto knife, not very fun! Then I did the Iris Folding in a dark purple and a coordinating purple print of lavendar and purple dots. This looks rough but they took me forever to finish!