Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lookie what my mailman brought!

This is the awesome ATC I got in the mail from my partner Miss Debbie! Thank you so much ...this is the first in my collection of what I hope will be many many more. Miss Debbie and her friend Miss Wendy created a blog where you can join and swap these little beauties with others. This month they decided the theme was to be orange. Which I have to admit was a challenge for me...I don't usually fool with the color orange until it's Halloween. An artist trading card (ATC for short) is also a small surface to work within...they are the size of a regular playing card (2 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch) my problem was how much is tooooo much and how little is tooo sparse. I hope Miss Debbie is happy with hers and as soon as I get confirmation from her I will post a pic of the one I made for her.

Can you all keep a secret???? I swear I can't keep a secret this big...I am so proud of my first ATC I will show you a small tease...but you all have to keep it to yourselves!!!!...No Peeking Miss Debbie! Honestly I didn't try to blur her but it's probably a good thing it did come out that way...I don't want to spoil the surprise for Debbie. Miss Debbie is an amazing lady and I highly suggest you go visit her...I love her altered bottles...they are the coolest thing I have ever seen. Run on over and tell her I said not to peek over here.....
If you want to join us in the fun of creating and collecting then join us over at the blog of theres still plenty of time to get in on September's swap...the theme is to go put my thinkin cap on for that!
I will be going this weekend to my oldest son's wedding in Pa. I was so hoping all my children and grands could be there but it's just not in the cards. It will be strange seeing him get married again. We had hoped his last marriage would have been his only one...we loved his ex so much. But, times change and people change and I guess they just grew apart. So I better run and get my granddaughters flower basket made for her and get things ready. Even getting this early a start on things...I am bound to forget something.... have fun...and enjoy each day!


  1. How much fun is that. Her card is great. I loved the sneak peek of yours. LOL

  2. Sound like a fun ATC group! Pretty card you received & the sneak peak of yours leaves me wanting to see more!

  3. Hi Beth,
    Oh my goodness your ATC that you received is wonderful. What a talent your partner is. And, yours to her, looks like it is going to be very special. With your extreme talent I know she will love it. Can't wait to see the whole card you made.
    Have fun at the wedding and Congrats to your son and new daughter in law. Best wishes to the happy couple for years of health and happiness.

    Thank you for stopping by sweet friend and your kind comments. You are such a dear and bless me with your visits more then you know.

    Hugs and blessings, Celestina Marie

  4. Hi Sis, I just love the one that ATC Debbie made for you! It's very pretty! This is so much fun! You've went and done it this've got me hooked on ATC'S! lol
    I know a secret everyone (hahahahaha) I've already seen Beth's ATC that she sent to Debbie and it's sooooo Awesome! Wait until you's see it! Hope you have a great evening.
    Giant hugs and much love to you...

  5. Beth, Debbie just posted your card. I think the butterfly could actually fly away; it looks so life like. This is very different and very pretty.

  6. Okay, now you said it was your first ATC. I am absolutly, over the moon, in love with the ATC you sent me. Beth, it is georgeous and all the work and time that went into it. The face is captivating, the body a double layer body, and that beaded hair! You truly have created such a beautiful ATC that I will treasure. Now I have to create a really great holder (for the challenge) to keep this in.
    Love to you,
    Have a wonderful time at the wedding. What you said about the ex-daughter-in-law was nice.

  7. Debbie's ATC is superb! I'm so impressed with all the Swappers' cards! I saw the one you made for Debbie and it is just awesome! I am amazed that the cards are so small yet so spectacular! I'm hooked...I've only done two so far!
    Take care,
    (Fellow Blissfull Swapper Sister)

  8. I'm just getting around to everyone's blogs to check out the "Orange" ATC's. Lovin' them :)

  9. have created a masterpiece on a small ATC card...I just love it..and never in my mind would this come creative and beautiful and for your first I cannot wait to see what follows....Please stay swapping with us...

    and the one you creative too... both so different from my style..

    thanks for sharing both..