Thursday, October 27, 2011


The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  
~John E. Southard

 For some very special people working 11 North at UMH.

You don't always have to make a card or gift to say "Thank You", but I believe taking a minute to find a way to acknowledge someone's kindness is always the right thing to do - its impact can mean more than you know.  A note is often enough, and more than most people end up doing.  Make someone smile.  :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween and ATC's

As promised, I'm posting pictures of my finished ATCs. (It's a miracle!) I love how they turned out, but am still struggling a little with feeling like they look too plain, but since I ended up making them in the wrong order, there's not much I can do. I started them at the store, but probably should have waited and started at home where I could have done my stamping and sewing first. But, if you've ever taken a class of mine and know my cheesy saying: "there's no such thing as mistakes in art, only happy accidents", I guess it wasn't really "wrong". :) The biggest happy accident was doing my embossing *after* adhering my sequin strip. It definitely needed an embossed image close the the ribbons on the bottom, but the heat gun melted the sequins a bit. It actually gave it even more texture, as the sequins curled up a bit.

I'm really excited about doing ATCs. I've been doing so much with fabric lately, and I've neglected my paper stash. Doing the ATCs will allow me to use the things in my stash I have lots of - you know, how you buy a whole box of chipboard embellishments just for one card? Finally all my repetitive supplies will be put to good use. AND, it's a good reason to break out my stamps and embossing supplies. I get a little lazy about stamping (even though I love it) because I make one card at a time - I don't want to break out the stamp binders, inks, blocks and embossing goodies just to stamp one "Happy Birthday" sentiment and image. Now, ATCs are the perfect reason to bust out the stamps.

Also, just in time for Halloween, Gine found my Halloween cards I made last year for a class I didn't end up teaching. Perfect! Halloween cards = Done! Still love these cute images. (They're a little "cutsy" for me, but I like "cutsy" for Halloween)

I've got lots to catch up on for the blog - more posts to come.

Happy Halloween Y'all!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finally Joining the ATC Club!

I know, I know - an actual post! Thanks to Mindy for pointing out that I could actually download the Blogger app for my iTouch and blog live from the Niche!

So, the girls talked me into it & I'm going to join the ATC Club! I confess, I've never actually made an ATC before! But I am going for it tonight & am happy with my "base". I'll post a picture of the completed ones.

Hope everyone is doing well! :)