Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Thoughts Exactly: January project...


In honor of the new year and the new Design Team term (and new members) things are a little different this month at My Thoughts Exactly.
Instead of our usual group post on the 1st of the month with a new stamps set, each DT member get to be showcased for one day and Alyssa asked us to make a project with our favorite set. And Alyssa gave us a few questions to answer to get people to know the team better...

For my project I chose the Birds & Bees set. It is pretty much impossible to chose a favorite...and I could have gone with Many Thanks or Sweet Thoughts, since they also are both go-to sets for me... but I HAD to go with the bee obviously... ;-)
After all it is my nickname, and I have been lucky enough to be on the My Thoughts Exactly Design Team from the very beginning and this was the 1st set released, so it seemed only fitting to use it... :-)


I found a little bee in my stash (from a Cricut cartridge) that was perfect for what I had in mind... I used lots of foam tape and pop dots because I love dimension and had fun creating a little flower field with my 1/2 inch circle punch... ;-) And of course I had to use a tiny bit of Trendy Twine... ;-)

Below is my little interview, although I am pretty sure you know all that already:


How long have you been paper crafting?
For about 4 years.

How did you get started paper crafting?
I decided one day out of the blue to make my daughter's birthday party's invitations and started looking into rubber stamps and such. I ended up not making  the invitations that year after all, but I was hooked and started my blog shortly after that and “met” lots of other papercrafters this way and became slightly addicted!...

What is your favorite type of paper crafting project to make?
I like making cards, home d├ęcor,  gift wrapping , scrapbooking... but cards are what I  make most often because it is fast... ;-)

What is your ‘must have’ paper crafting tool?
Most definitely my dies and embossing folders. <3

What inspires you most?
I honestly  don't know. Most of the time  it all starts because of a beautiful  sheet of paper that caught my eye...

What is your favorite thing about MTE stamps?
I love their versatility, there are SO many options with them. I just love being able to play with the words, and also play with the stamps themselves like bending them to stamp in a curve etc...

What is your favorite MTE stamp set?
I can't pick just one.  I especially like the “Birds and Bees” because it was the 1st one to come out and since my nickname is Bee I tend to use it a lot, also the “Sweet Thoughts” and the “Many Thanks” are go-to sets. But the truth is I like them all!  ;-)


And last but not least, to celebrate the new Design Team in style (and as a reward for reading this loooong post! ;-)), My Thoughts Exactly is giving away a stamps set a day till the end of the team's introduction. Since today is my pick, I chose the Birds & Bees set. For a chance at winning it, all you have to do is leave a comment here and I will pick a random winner next week. I am not asking anything from you in return, but I can only recommend that you check out our awesome Design Team. This is a bunch of talented and fun ladies and I am sure you'll enjoy visiting their blogs. :-)

To see the previous posts about the new members, their interviews and projects, visit Alyssa's blog.

16 comments:

Queenie said...

Hi Bee,
Looove the card and the cute Bee!
Enjoyed reading more about you too.
Hugs
oxoxo

~ Kendra ~ said...

What an adorable card Bee!! I just love the bee! Love what you did with the paper as well!!

Trisha said...

Nice to meet you. Your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing. Love the little bee.

Mandy said...

What a cute card!Congrats design team. :)

Becki said...

Such a cute card. I love the Create a Critter bee flying over the field!

Jessica Lattimer said...

Aww this is so cute and it screams BEE! :D

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute project!!!

Bee's hive said...

As always you make the sweetest cards! Beautiful Bee:)

Isha said...

This is so cute. Love everything about this. TFS

Swimmom said...

Adorable card!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love all the layers! Great card and cute bee! Thanks for sharing it with us!

SugarGem said...

Ok I SWEAR I already commented here from my phone, But since it isn't showing up I'm trying again!
This is fREAKING sooooo cute! Love it! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is ADORABLE!!!! I love the bee and the bright colors! Echo Park is one of my favorite companies! I'm so glad to be on a team with you!

patti said...

I would "Bee" happy if I won this set!!!pjseagers at hotmail dot com

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Super cute bee! My dd's K class has a "super bee" reward program, and this makes me think of that :)
**new follower too** Want to catch all your great stuff!

Jamie said...

This card is soooo cute! I love the flowers and the clouds!

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