Sunday, November 27, 2016

'Bird' ATC

In one of my Yahoo groups, we have an ATC 'lottery'.  One name is pulled from the list of participants, and we all send our ATC to that person.

 We have a theme each month as well- this month the theme is 'Birds'.  The image is stamped in black Memento and colored with Copics.  The bird was stamped twice and I mounted it on dimensionals.
I mounted the image on a purple cardstock and added a touch of Washi tape. There is  a touch of sparkle on the bird as well.
  I bought this stamp at a stamp swap sale, it is by Paper Inspirations. I learned that you can tell a Chinese image from a Japanese one if the back of the kimono has a sash tied call an Obi, and then there is a knot called a musubi which can look like a 'hump' or a 'pack on the back'.  That would be a Japanese Kimono with the Obi, as seen above in the image I used.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dueling Darlings

It's now the 17th,,,,,,on the 15th, we post for the Dueling Darlings- which is broken onto 2 groups= the Divas and the Dazzlers.

Carol and I are the Hostesses this month- Carol of the Diva's and me for the Dazzlers. Each of us sends out a card kit to our group and everyone makes a card with the theme we have chosen.

The theme this month is "Give Thanks". Even though it is Thanksgiving, we want to focus on what we are thankful for. I made my kit using fall colors, which is another goal for our kits this month.

Finally, we asked everyone to mention something they are thankful for.
I am Thankful for family, and for some time with my daughter in Virginia this past weekend- the trees are just Gloriuos there!

My Kit:
Digital images by Mo's Digital Images- I was unaware of the Angel Policy when I shared the image, but did get permssion from Mo- please check the angel policy if you share images- I will not share Mo's images ever again!
McMahon 5 Designs- store has closed
Create with TLC- sentiments
DP - DCWV from the Ghosts and Goblins stack
Card- Orange and tan- DCWV
White- Gina K 120#
Border die- Cherry Lynn Designs
Ribbon- Ivory SU
Faux Fall Burlap- Fall Crafts HL
Twine- American Crafts
Button- unknown- from my button box

Please  check my sidebar links to the Diva's and Dazzlers to see what the other participants have posted.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Boat ATC

An ATC made for a swap in one of my groups for November.

 I forgot to take a picture before I mailed this this is from one of the recipients.....  I stamped an image and used a portion of it that fit on an ATC.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I punched out a boat, then punched the next larger circle punch larger- so the spotlight area fits into the larger circle. I really had fun with this one.

My swap ATC was from Barbie D

I love this beautiful scene.

I have been out of town and am a little behind papercrafting.  I will be posting more cards soon : )

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Sunday, November 6, 2016


I finally made it to an ATC group meeting here- it has been a while.  The theme this month was letters...and somehow I made that into numbers..... DIng, was OK....

 I made a stencil for the numbers in the background, sponged on with Distress inks. The (Chicago) Cubbie was from the internet, Bases Loaded sentiment is from Create with TLC. The hashtag'16 is an older SU set. I used a circle image from Artistic Outpost and the text is Sweet Stamps.

 We also make a 1-4-1 swap :

 This is a Gelli print, I added leaves that were cut from a Cheery Lynn die, added a bow, some Washi and a sentiment from a Studio G $1,00 set.

 Here is the 1-4-1 I recieved back-made by Linda :

  Haha- perfect for me!  Love it : )

 Here are the rest of the trade ATC's:

Lt side is from Mary- made with initials- not sure if Mary knows it, but my husband's name starts with an R- love it!
Rt side is Mari (aka sounds like Mary) - you cannot see all of the shimmer- so awesome!

 Lt side is from Mary (new Mary) and she played with a Metallic Gold pen.
Rt side is Dee De- she says when kids learn the alphabet, they say LMNOP without taking a breath- cute!  The purple flowers on chipboard is from a Kleenex box.

Lt side is by Cindy K
Rt side by Carol T

Lt is by Naomi and those are real little macaroni letters.
Middle is by Debbie
Rt is by LuEllen

Lt is by Harriet- P is for sparly pear with real beads
Rt is by Linda O. Love this so much!

Mom and I went to visit Dad's grave this past week (All Saints and All Souls day this past week)

We also made it down to Chicago, along with 7 Million other people for the Cubs parade and rally.

It was a MOB scene everywhere, but the excitement- was too much for my hubby to stay home!

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