Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two more Christmas ATC's for Flying Unicorn

I've completed two more ATC's for Flying Unicorn's Chrismtas ATC Swap. I have had so much fun creating these and I do believe I'm now addicted! It is so much fun to branch out of your usual scrappy style and just create something totally different! I'm now so hooked I've been shopping for ATC supplies! lol...poor hubby! He has a hard time keeping up with my scrapbooking and card making supplies..now he has to support (money wise) my new ATC craze! so so laughing! The first ATC is created with the Father Christmas Clear stamp by Bo Bunny..you girls know how I adore Bo Bunny!
The second is my favorite!! I covered a dress form chipboard with glitter using a mask. It is so so shimmery!
You should branch out and try new things..who knows..you might become addicted like I have!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another ATC For Flying Unicorns Christmas ATC Swap

I've finished another ATC for the Christmas ATC swap. I had so much fun making this ATC!
Here is how I created it. I cut out a Christmas Tree from the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Accessory Collection. Inked the tree with Color Box Chestnut ink and Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. I then made the snow with Flower Soft. I added sparkles to the tree with TH's Rock Candy Stickles. The presents were made with cardboard and then covered with Tim Hotz Tissue Tape and inked with the Walnut Stain. The "C" was cut out from TH's Kraft Resist and then inked with Fired Brick Distress Stain. I covered it with Ranger's Crackle Paint and then inked it again using the Walnut Stain! The Merry Christmas was cut out from Webster Pages and of course inked! The Picture does not do this justice..it's so shimmery and sparkly!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Christmas ATC Swap at Flying Unicorn

Flying Unicorn is having a Halloween and Christmas Swap. I signed up for the Christmas one. Here is my first ATC for the swap and it is also the very first ATC I've ever made! So much fun!
You should check out the beautiful ATC's the girls have been creating. Such inspiration! Here is the link: http://flying-unicorn.socialgo.com/forum/topic/306

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper Traders Autumn Banner Swap

I participated in an Autumn Banner Swap in the Paper Traders Yahoo Group. The details of the swap were to use a template as the base and use fall colors.
This was my very first swap ever! There are a few things I've learned...number one...never wait until the last minute because the unforeseen will happen! And the second..it's so much fun to get something in the mail that someone else has created!

Let me say..I've never created a banner before and this tried my patience! To say the least! lol...I had to make two attempts because the first attempt looked pathetic! I wouldn't have hung the 1st one on my wall and would be damned if I'd send it to someone else to hang on theirs. I finally gave up on the first one and just started all over.

Because I started over I ended up being late in mailing mine out. But..Beckie was an angel in understanding and told me not to stress. I will remember how kind she was and make sure that in future swaps I have the same patients with others that she had with me.

Here is the Autumn Banner I received from Beckie. It is to die for and I've proudly hung it up in my craft room. Every time I look at it I just smile. She is a very talented crafter! Her blog address is http://artbeckons.blogspot.com/

I'm proud of my second attempt. Which goes to show..you never should give up and say I can't do this..just try something else and in the long run..you'll get where you wanted to go :o)

Here is the Banner I made:

If you've never done a swap before I hope you'll take a chance and try one. It is so much fun!