Friday, April 29, 2011

My first ATC Swap...

We decided to have an ATC Swap at the shop.  What is an ATC you say?   ATC is a short way of saying "Artist Trading Card". Generally, it is a small piece of art measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", or approximately 6.5cm x 9cm for us metric girls. ATC cards can be created using just about any media you can imagine, from paints to paper, inks to pencil - the sky is the limit!

This was my ATC for our challenge.

The theme for our swap was that we had to use the colour BROWN, and we had to include a FLOURISH somewhere on our cards.

I used a white Dabber to colour the edges of the card, then used Distress Inks to colour the cardstock.  I used a Donna Downey Unity Stamp as the flourish.  I also used a Tim Holtz stamped senitment.  I then used a Tim Holtz butterfly die and punched out some vintage dictionary paper.  I attached the butterfly with a Tim Holtz paper clip.

There were seven of us in the swap and these are the others. 

They are all so fantasic.  I cannot wait for another swap.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

In the park...

It has been so nice to have some time off over the Easter break.  It was so great to have a day where we could take the boys down to the park and play.

Charlie loved this little ride.  He also loved climbing around on the ropes. 

Will was just like a little monkey climbing all over the ropes.  He was brilliant and got pretty high!!

And the best of all...... Joe started to walk on his very own!! Isn't it amazing?  We are so happy that he has started to walk again.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter is coming....

Wow can you beleive that Easter is nearly here??  Where is the year going??  The day I promised the boys that I would help them to make Easter baskets.  Got to have somewhere to put all the Easter Eggs that that little while bunny leaves behind.

So today we took the boys to the shop and sat down and had a fantastic time making Easter Baskets.

They all worked so hard to decorate their baskets.

Charlie loved using all the heart shaped bling.

We even made little eggs for them to put in their baskets.  Will did a fantastic job decorating his eggs and basket

Joe did a fantastic job with his eggs and basket too.  He is so good at colouring in the eggs and making great patterns on them.

Here are their finished baskets and eggs.

Even Daddy got to make a basket.  He is just so clever!!

I hope that you all have a fantastic and safe Easter.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

I just love looking at other people's scrap spaces. I find it very interesting to see what cool ideas people have for the area they scrap in. This is my scrap space. YES I have taken over the dining room!!

We had this great cabinet made for our dining room. It is a fantastic storage unit for my scrap supplies now. One of my favourite storage ideas is the black and white fabric storage boxes from Ikea. They are perfect for storing embossing folders, stamps and dies.

This is one of the units that we sell in the shop. They are a great way to store my paper storage boxes (also sold in the shop). It is amazing just how much you can fit on top of it!!

What is your scrap space like?

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