Design Dollies Challenge - Come join in to win a great prize!

***This is my second post for today, so be sure to check out my SSD post, too! it announces our winner!***

Guess WHAT! No. For reals. This is totally cool. I was asked to be the guest designer for the month of September over at Design Dollies!!!!

I am SO excited I can't even contain it! For reals, folks. Have you seen the Dollies? Basically, it's an awesome challenge blog that gives you a chance to play with all different types of challenges and they are totally inspiring and totally fun!

The first challenge that I complete for this month was a SUPER fun one! Here it is:

Elements - 1) create an ATC that reflects your personal crafty style and 2) USE that ATC in a project in some way.

Yup! A two part challenge with ATC goodness AND freedom to be ME! That's my favorite - being me and such. So....what did I do with this amazing challenge? I'll SHOW you what I created!

Let me introduce Lucy! She is a delightful little paper doll built in a box and she LOVES Pooh bear!


Really? You are surprised? I get to design for a site CALLED Design DOLLIES and you really had ANY question as to the fact that a doll would be produced in some way or another? Don't be silly. It had to happen. HA!

Lucy's Top

Lucy's Skirt

To create Lucy, I began be creating the two ATC's that are her skirt and top. I made color copies of pages from a Winnie the Pooh book and then altered them with acrylic paint and Twinkling H2O's. I also added various embellishments to make her EXTRA pretty!

Lucy's Box

I covered a Velveeta box with a photocopy of an old children's record cover and then dry brushed acrylics over the design to create the outer portion of the doll. Her arms are cut from an image sheet and attached with brads.

Lucy's Arm

Her pretty little face is cut from an image sheet and altered to work with the color scheme I had created with the ATC's and then attached to a juice lid and wired onto the box.

Lucy's head

I have been dying to do a box style doll for awhile and when I read this challenge I KNEW it was time to make it happen! I love Lucy! She was so fun to create!


So come join in the challenge! You can create a scrapbook page, a card, an altered project, or go nuts like I did! It's totally up to you!!!! But...if you DO play, you could win a FABULOUS prize!!!! So go check it out!


  1. you are so creative! I'm off to check out the site!

  2. Her face is TOTALLY PERFECT for this design you've created for her!!! LOVE IT!

  3. Really creative and full of inspiration, love it!

  4. Lucy is adorable and has such a sweet face!! Congrats on Guest Designer, too :)

  5. Congrats to you Jingle.
    Just wanted to share, my daughters friend gave me a mini Laffy Taffy, just thought you should know teehee.

  6. congrats on the guest DT!!! holey smokes this is fantabulous!

  7. Congratulations to you! You did such a wonderful job with her. Look at that little face. :) Theresa

  8. I would love to have her as a girlfriend ...smile. You always make me smile dear lady. How is your husband's school year going? My Ken is going in early and working when he comes home ...life of a dedicated teacher. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. Hey there - congrats on the Guest DT spot! Looks like fun!

  10. CONGRATS! Well deserved!
    Your box doll is adorable!

  11. Wooo.... welcome to the Dollhouse Jen :) Your project is SO much fun, something I would never have dreamt up in a million years. I love your work! Have to tell you too, I've got a 9yo little one who loves your work too, and she wants to try one of these, so I'll let you know if she does!

  12. What a neat project! Love all your fab details!


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