Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monster High Book Worm ATC/Bookmark

OMG!  It feels so good to be back creating.  I haven't been able to create in some time.  On June 29th I was diagnosed with breast cancer and on August 7th I had my 1st surgery to remove the cancer from my breast and they also diagnosed 2 of my lymph nodes with cancer, too.  So on August 21st I had my second surgery to remove more lymph nodes that thankfully came back negative!  Next week I have a couple of other tests before I start chemo and that I understand will be over the next 3 months then I have 6 weeks of radiation.  My underarm is a little sore but tolerable and I only feel at my best when I'm crafting (my therapy).

So today I bring to you a Monster High Book Worm ATC/Bookmark.  Even though my oldest daughter has been back to school since August 6th I figured since everyone seems to be having a Back 2 School challenge I just had to do something.  I decided to make an ATC but I also wanted to make it function as a bookmark too.  So I created a corner pocket for the ATC to slip over a corner of a page.  And of course it had to be Monster High for my daughter who loves all things Monster High!

I used these items to create my ATC/Bookmark:
  • Design Studio (couldn't live without)
  • Create a Critter Cricut cartridge (one of my favorite carts) - worm
  • Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge - book
  • Monster High stickers - book and heart
  • recycled Monster High doll box - cut out Monster High shield
  • Purple (my favorite color) zebra stripe ribbon - left over from my daugher's Monster High Birthday party
  • Index card - background
  • white gel pen - outline book
I am entering this ATC/Bookmark in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Monster High Book Worm ATC/Bookmark!


  1. Super cute corner book mark, I am so glad you are feeling well and able to craft.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy Birthday Linky party.

    DIANA L.

  2. This is an adorable book mark. So glad you are able to craft. I wish you the best of luck and lots of negative for your tests. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. cool bookmark, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

  4. Carol - this is amazing. So sorry to hear that you have had to deal with all this this month. Hope things go well for you - lots of hugs coming your way. Karon

  5. this is super my granddaughter would love this.

  6. My goodness, Carol - sending you a giant hug!!! My aunt was just diagnosed with breast cancer recently and she's scheduled for a double mastectomy in October. :( I'll be keeping you in my thoughts, my friend. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday.

  7. Your book and book mark are fantastic!! Fight like a girl daily we are winning the fight against breast cancer!! Glad you are able to craft which is in my opinion the best therapy ever!! Good luck.

    Sharondalyn @

  8. Love your project fab colours x sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery x Thank you for sharing with us as FCCB this week and for visiting my blog x

  9. Your project is absolutely fantastic. I know what great therapy crafting can be. I remember the first time I was able to get into my craftroom after having my bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. Even though I was in pain, it helped to be doing something besides thinking about all I was going through. It will be four years on Nov. 19th since that surgery for me. So far so good, but it was a very long journey that is still fresh in my mind. I pray that you will have successful treatment and that the side effects won't be bad. Best wishes and remember to fight like a girl.

  10. Firstly all my best wishes Carol!!! Secondly I just love your ATC & how you have multipurposed it and made it a bookmark - very clever!!! A great "Monster School" theme too!! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!

  11. First off just let me say that my prayers are with you as your embarq on this journey. You will be a survior because you seem to be up for the fight and that is 1/2 the battle in my mind. So prayers and hugs to you!! Now secondly, OMGOSH!!! This ATC/bookmark is amazing! I've never gotten into ATC's but always love looking at them and I think it is so clever that you turned it into a bookmark as well. Love the "monster school" theme as well and love how you incorporated the Cricut die cuts into this project. I bet your daughter thinks her mom ROCKS! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  12. Wow, I love your bookmark and purple is my favorite. The hope you have a speedy recovery, good luck and happy crafting. Thanks for joining us this week at the FCCB.

  13. Lovin' this adorable bookmark, I bet your dd loves it! So glad you were able to get some crafting therapy in and you're keeping yourself busy during your treatments...sending internet hugs!
    Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday this week!

  14. My prayers are with you. I bet it was good to be back to crafting and you made such a wonderful project. Love the deep purple. Stay strong and know others care. God bless and thanks for participating at FCCB and BBTB2.

  15. bookworm myself..Love the cute bookmark...Thanks for joining us at BBTB2..Krista

  16. Awesome back to school project!! So glad you joined us at FCCB this week!!


  17. Love your back to school project! Love the purples and the little worm! Glad that you were able to craft and share with us at BBTB2! Sending prayers your way!

  18. Absolutely fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. I hope all goes well for you x

  19. SO CUTE!!!!!! Thanks for joining us over at Use it Tuesday!!!

  20. What a cool project...Thanks for sharing....


  21. Sorry to hear about the cancer, you seam to be in really good spirits. I believe attitude is a huge part in recovery, so hang in there. & yes crafts are therapy, so this doctor (not really LOL) recommends lots of therapy. Cute project, I'm sure your daughter loved it. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB

  22. too cute! Sending all good wishes your way! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  23. This is so fun! What a great way to find a practical use for an ATC too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Small Bits of Paper

  24. Gah!! This is fun fun fun!! I just love all the details!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping our Stash challenge blog!

    Linda (DT Member)


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