May 17, 2009

Just Finished 3 ATC Swaps ~ Wanna See?

It seems like I go in spurts signing up for ATC swaps. I really enjoy making them and it's even more fun to get them back in the mail and see what everyone else has created.

All three of these swaps were hosted by my stampin' friends at the Stamp Shack. The first one is for Traci's "Tooty Fruity" swap. When I think of fruit, I don't think of watermelon, but I really wanted to use this cute little bee stamp by Stampendous.

As you can see by my photos, when I create ATC's, I do it in assembly line style. Once I have my plan in place, I cut out all the cardstock, stamp and color the images and assemble.

Appropriately, God Bless America is the title for this ATC....for Traci's "Patriotic" swap due on July 1st. It will be such fun to get them back in the mail around the 4th of July!
This stamp was a "special edition" sold by Stampin Up in 2001. I used markers to ink the rubber so I could get the red stripes and blue heart.

Last but not least is this silly "Interactive" ATC for Joanne's swap. We were to create an artist trading card with a movable or "interactive" part. I got sucked into this one and had no idea what I was going to do! : /
So...I created a little folder with a quote and it opens up with the ribbon tab. Not really very clever, but I went with it! :) When I get my swap back in the mail, I will be sure to post all the others so you can see just how creative everyone can be. It's amazing!
I didn't go into much detail about these, but if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! Just leave a comment and it will go directly to my email.
At the last Stampin' Up workshop I went to, I ordered the "Thoughts and Prayers" set and have yet to ink it up! I need to make a few sympathy cards and have them on hand so that may be what I'll do this afternoon.

It has warmed up outside so I should really go do some yardwork and enjoy the sunshine!

Quote for Today ~
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, ART is knowing which ones to keep. ~ unknown


LINDA said...

These are all just awesome..Great job..
Hugs, Linda

NancyJo said...

All are wonderful! I especially like the ATC stamp for the BACK of the cards - where did you get that??

Debbie said...

Hi Pam. I love all these ATC's. You are so talented. Your work is so precise and clean.

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

These are lovely! You have a real eye for composition and color. I do ATCs but I haven't done a swap in a while. I'm starting to get into ink stamping, but so far most of my ATCs are more collage in nature.

Sue from Oregon said...

Great ATC's! I have only done one ATC swap and they really are harder than they look!

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

They are all darling!

Laurie in MN said...

I enjoyed visiting with you yesterday afternoon at the St. Paul Expo.

I am going to enjoy following your inspiring blog.

Take care,
Laurie in MN

Alex said...

These are all sooo fabulous Pam - wish I was in on this swap! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

CreativeMish said...

Cute! I love pepper on my Watermelon! So I think thats what he's sprinkling! LOL! I love the patriotic cards and the black with yellow is awesome! Love that color combo

Michele Kovack said...

All of these are darling!!! Great job with 'em!

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh Pam... I love your swap cards!! Especially the God Bless America cards... I have this stamp and pretty much the only patriotic one I have! I'm so putting this card in my FAV's!! YOU ROCK... Michelle :)