Saturday, March 19, 2011

Do you ATC?

Spring is almost here...but you wouldn't know it by looking out the window.  Snow is coming down pretty good out there!  I couldn't resist put a little spring into my crafting today (thank you to hubby for letting me "play"). 

The first thing I did was my Mid Week Mojo for Scrapbook Steals.  I loved the layout the uber talented Kristy Lee came up with this week.  I can't believe we are on week 34 for our Mojo's - and that I have done every one of them!!!  I decided I wanted to scrap the picture of my "Summer Toes" from my trip to St. Louis last year.  I love the flower design.  Make me feel so summery.  I had to pick papers that would really bring that theme out.  I think I succeed there.  What do you think?

The Sketch:

My "Take" on it:

Scrapbook Steals is also hosting an ATC swap.  I had never heard of an ATC before this, but now I've read about it on a number of other blogs.  ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards.  The idea is to create small cards (2.5"x3.5") that represents yourself, to share with friends.  We didn't have any guidelines on this, other than size.  This really made me step out of my comfort zone, since I usually work from sketches or other "inspiration".  I feel so lucky to have met a lot of wonderful women through SS that I really wanted to express that in my cards.  So I started searching through my stamps to find something that would capture that feeling.  Of course, the stamp I picked wouldn't fit in the punch I wanted to use, so I had to color the words by hand, instead of using an ink pad, so I could stamp it in multiple steps.  You also probably won't be seeing flowers on my layouts for a little while, after building the flowers for these 16 cards.  I really like how these came out.  I only hope they like them too.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Open House Teaser

I'm having a Stampin' Up Open House this weekend.  I am so excited.  This is my first one - to attend, much less host as a Demonstrator.  I'm even more thankful for my friend Jane for letting me have it at her house!
If you are in the area, and have  few minutes to stop by, please do! 

Here is a look at the cards I will have as a Make & Take.  All of these cards can be used in so many ways just by changing the sentiment.  Like the purse card, you can use it for Mother's Day, Birthday, or Just Because!

And remember, when you place an order from Stampin' Up this month, you can take advantage of Sale-a-Bration and get free goodies!  Now who doesn't love free stuff?!?  If you can't make it on Saturday, you can always place an order from my website by clicking on the Product tab.