Thursday, September 12, 2013
Pretty Pink ATCs...
After all this time I still love ATCs. Artist Trading Cards. They are small. The size of a regular playing card at 2.5" x 3.5". They are never sold...merely traded. I find the small venue quite challenging to be creative yet not overwhelming. I have made hundreds. I know that sounds like a lot but I do believe my number is correct as I spent about three years making dozens every month to donate locally as tray favors for shut-ins. So when Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff announced her "Pretty" swap I was on board. She is the most amazing hostess and very organized. I am never disappointed with what I receive. Thank you Kimberly. You are a creative JOY!
These are the four I submitted. It was a 3 for 3 swap but I always include an extra just for Kimberly.
I usually make more than four as I have special friends I send them to that are not able to participate in swaps. It is such fun to gather supplies and just put them into action.
Here is my swap package I received in the fun mail. Kimberly always includes an extra surprise and this time is was an envelope filled with ephemera and bits and bobs for embellishments another time. She tied the package with lovely pink baker's twine and a soft little rosebud. My ATCs were from Becky of rebeccarosedesigns.blogspot.com; Charlotte of seahorseranch.blogspot.com and Sylvia of littletreasures-sylvia.blogspot.com and I adore each of them so very much. Thank you for participating and creating such lovely "Pretty" ATCs.
This fun mail I recently received is from my friend Theresa (no blog). I actually "met" Theresa in one of Kimberly's swaps. This is a beautiful birthday card and two very sweet ATCs made just for me. I also adore how she includes some fun die-cuts as I don't have such equipment. Thank you dear sweet Theresa.
Actually I am working on my next ATCs for the "Pretty Little Witches" swap with http://artjoystuff.blogspot.com/2013/09/this-is-for-3-trading-card-atc-swap.html You have time to sign up and create and participate if you like.
Today I must admit I am breathing a short sigh of relief. I do not do well with sadness and this world has made it through September 11th once again. I am thankful to be here today and enjoy the wonders it holds for me and my loved ones.
Lets get creative and make something today. I will be in my sewing room for a while. Stitching with fabric and thread is very therapeutic. I have another birthday gift to create. This pours love and happy thoughts throughout my realm. Life is good and I am blessed and happy.
May you find your joy and take time to be happy...