Saturday, September 19, 2020

The bus came by and I got on...another German Bus

After my first attempt at the Bitten By the Bug 2's Life in 3D challenge.  I thought I could do a better job at my bus and I had a few other ideas to improve upon the first one.  I also had a friend in mind, he was suffering from cancer and I thought this trinket box might brighten his day.  Luckily he did receive this a few weeks before he ultimately succumb to the disease. He passed one week ago today. 


I have him as shotgun and our favorite musician driving the bus.  I added the band logo on the front instead of the peace sign cut that came in the set.  I had a time getting the logo to print at a good size to fit in this area.  I again added gems to the headlights.


I filled the bus with our friends.  It took a while to find proportionate size photos to fill the windows.

I put my crew in the back of the bus.  Most of the photos are from our annual vacation to see the band.  I printed and cut more of the "sticker" images and used one as the license plate.

Here's the box open.

Another friend created a video featuring music and photos of my friend.  Here is the youtube LINK. The "Island Express" bus is featured at 1:50.

Cricut Maker
DCWV Tie Dye stack
misc card stock and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2's Life in 3D challenge until 9/28.

Thank you for stopping and tell someone you love them today.



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  2. Your bus is adorable, and I'm so sorry to hear about your friend :-( Cancer is just awful

  3. This is a wonderful idea for this bus, filling it with friends. Wonderful job with all of the details. Sorry for his passing, but I am sure it gave him joy to receive it.

  4. Wow....this is amazing!!! Love your sweet bus. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  5. This is the embodiment of adventure, being what it represents and the adventure you had putting it together!! Its freakin amazing and I'm so very, very happy you shared it with us at TIME OUT!!

  6. Wow, what a fantastic and personal gift for your friend... so sorry to hear that he passed but what a great passing memory for him.

  7. Omg.. this is so fun, cool and the most adventurous paper craft :D thank you for joining us and showing how adventurous you could be for Time out challenges. Hugs ~ Ishani.

  8. I am so very sorry about your friend. I have no doubt this amazing bus provided him with love and comfort. It is beyond fabulous!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out!