Thursday, April 22, 2010

Artist Trading Cards/ ATC's

OH MY, OHMY! it's been several week since I've posted here but there has been a crazy wind blowing around me for more than three weeks. I think it may have come and gone. The saddest of this crazy wind is we last my dear sweet Grandmother a week ago. She was 89 years young and was ready to go home. She taught me so many great life lesson sthat i will forever carry with me. I have celebrated her life with friends and family the last week by sharing wonderful stories and pictures of her. Thank you to all who have celebrated with me and prayed for our family.

One of the things that has kept me sane is creating ATC's with my good friend Bella. She has pushed me to join a few swap groups and I had a few deadlines coming up and had to get my cards in the mail. For those of you who don't know what a "swap group" is, it's a group of people who live all over, who connect through the Internet, they create something, then they mail it into one location and then it gets swapped around. In this case, I make three ATC's with a certain theme, mail them in the "swap coordinator" and then in a few weeks, I will receive 3 ATC's from other artists of the same theme. The two that I am involved in now is Alpha Stamps and Marie Antoinette. Take a look at my cards and I hope you enjoy them. I love creating and collecting ATC's. If you want to swap with me at anytime send me a message or just send me a card and I'll send you one back.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Creating Jewelry with Bella, Donna, 5 Dogs and the A-C Repair Man

Had a wonderful day creating new jewelry pieces with one of my favorite artist friends, Bella. We were joined by our Friend Donna, aka Miss Assembled, 5 dogs running in and out of the beautiful sunshine and the A-C repair man. She taught me some new tricks in wire wrapping, something she calls the "The Drunken Mary". The best part of creating with Bella is the TRADING. She works part-time for Alpha stamps and always has the latest goodies and she is very generous. Take a look at some of the things we created yesterday. If you are inspired to create some on your own go to and you will find a huge assortment of new findings and really cool stuff. We used the 20 guage vintage bronze wire to do the "Drunken Mary". There is also a hugh selection of vintage wraps for beads.