Thursday, March 25, 2010

Come on in - its SPRING!



Come on it to my house, its SPRING around here! I took pictures of some of my spring decorations. Sure cheering me up after a rough winter here in Illinois!
I have a little plaster frog in a basket with some vintage ribbon and crochet thread and the wooden painted Easter rabbit I got at a gift show in Chicago some years ago.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another ATC!


Still busy creating ATC's since I joined a new group on SWAP-BOT called MONTHLY ATC SWAPPERS GROUP. It is a group you can apply to join and have to be approved based on a good rating.
This one I finished yesterday and it is called "Purple Angel". This ATC swap is for the colors purple and green.
Since the weather has been awful (snow) this week-end in IL I have been busy creating.

Friday, March 19, 2010

ATC "Parisian Seamstress"


I am back to doing ATC's again (Artist Trading Cards) as I have joined the trading group SWAP-BOT. I haven't done any in quite a long time so finding they are fun again. This one is for a ATC swap called pink and brown which are two of my favorite colors.

I used a new stamp I got from STAMP CAMP called "French Garden Plan" which I used for the background. The woman is a CATHRINE MOORE stamp, I really love her stamps. Ribbons are from Hobby Lobby. I know some parts of the country don't have this store, but if you do a great place to buy ribbon.

I also love to buy old patterns and the center circle is from the directions sheet on a pattern. Fun!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Swapping on Swap-bot


I have had many discouraging results swapping on various different swapping groups. I found out about SWAP-BOT from an artist while on the "Artful Voyage to Mexico" cruise with Tim Holtz.
It is a really great site and I have been swapping since October 2009 with good results. They track you and if you fail to send your swaps you will be removed from the site.

I recently made these two ATC's for a MUSIC ATC swap. I used a Tim Holtz stamp and they are both titled "Paris Song Bird" One went to Canada, the other to Brazil!

Check out the site, they do all sorts of swaps, not just ATC's.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Spring!



Even tho its still rather cloudy and gloomy here in Illinois, it is SPRING in my house! I got out all my spring and Easter decorations last week and certainly made me feel like spring is here. Love my chalk ware rabbit that I bought at a flea market several years ago. There was a booth with all new handmade chalk ware made using old candy molds. Wish I had bought more because when I went back the next month I couldn't find them!
Also, another photo of some of my favorite Easter decorations! A great ceramic bunny from Marshall's, a paper mache box with copies of antique postcards and honeycomb eggs.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Sprite Boy 1997-2009