Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My first ATC 's

I have been a scrapbooker for many years. I was really heavily involved in the industry when my kids were babies and scrapbooking their lives was of great importance to me. I used to contribute to magazines, work on design teams, and teach scrapbooking classes. As the kids have gotten older, and my life has gotten more and more busy, scrapbooking has kind of been on the side burner. Right as I was sort of "getting out of it" something called ATC's were becoming popular. To my understanding they are baseball size cards you decorate in like an altered art sort of way. You can trade them, swap them, whatever you want! I have some holders and things for them that I got "back in the day.."but this is the first time I have ever made any.
Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff ( her blog here ) posted that she was having a 5 for 5 swap I thought it sounded like fun and that is why I decided to make my first ATC's. So these are going in the mail today and I hope that whoever receives them, likes them! They are surpose to be Valentine themed..and though I am not that traditional about colors and stuff with holidays these represent Valentines day to me!

So, being new at this I hope these are "worthy" of the swap. I think it would be so fun to hang across a ribbon from little clothes pins or something. Fun, cute, little altered art!

I got a new little camera...a few months ago my "purse camera' as I call it, fell out of my purse and shattered the lens. Now I have the new improved version of the camera. I really felt I need it to be able to post things on my blog that I want too. My other camera is HUGE. I love it , but I don't want to have to replace it so I don't like to take it places (if I dropped it, I would not be a happy camper!). This new camera has so many settings, as soon as I learn more about it I'll share it with everybody. I'm really excited about it!

Chantel took this picture of herself in the bathroom with my new purse camera.

Words to live by

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Anonymous said...

Sandy, your blog is like a breath of fresh air! It's lovely! I love your cards or ACT's! The person who gets these will be awestruck! They're gorgeous!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Sandy,
Your ATCs are beautiful! I am thrilled that you chose to join my swap for your first turn at ATCs.
enJOY a lovely week,

PattieJ said...

Those are beautiful!! I want to learn how to make stuff like that so bad!!! I looked for some tutorials online but didn't find much info that was helpful, especially about how everyone is transferring the vintage photo's onto fabric.... I'm sure they are not using the old fashioned "iron on" way... Anyway, yours turned out beautiful!

Heirloom treasures said...

Your cards are lovely, I'm sure someone would be very happy to receive them. Love the photo of your daughter in the mirror.
xx jeanetteann

farmhouse-story said...

such pretty atc's, sandy! great pic of your daughter:)

Olivia said...

OH sweetie, these ATC cards are just gorgeous! I am hooked on your blog, and I adore your daughters blog too! Thank you for keeping up with me!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love your "words to live by".

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Sandy, I love your ATC cards, so cute! My daughter did a little scrapbooking during her senior year and while preparing for her wedding, and made a cute album :) The picture of your daughter is adorable :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

P.S. Thanks for entering my Valentine's Giveaway ~ Good luck!!

Lady Pamela said...

Fabulous ATC's! I really should get back into making more of those. I haven't made those in years.
What kind of 'purse' camera do you have? I got one, but am not happy with the photos at all. I am going to have to replace it.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Yayi said...

¡Son preciosas!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Sandy, Your cards are just lovely and the lucky recipient will be delighted. Thanks for stopping over and leaving the sweet comment on my page.


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sandy,
Very Pretty! What a wonderful gift someone is going to receive. I have always wanted to scrapbook, but just never found the time. I have a old trunk full of photo's I keep telling myself "when you retire" then I'll though all the photo's. LOL
I enjoyed your post today and also enjoyed reading some of your previous posts.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never done ATC's, I think yours are gorgeous! I'm sure they will be a huge hit!


Blessings from Cindy said...

Your ATC's are absolutely lovely! I can't tell you haven't made hundreds!! Your daughter is a cutie!!

Unknown said...

these are beautiful..(so is your daughter) if my scrap book stuff was not so buried I might enjoy doing a few myself. If I only had a empty room to set all supplies in..I'm sure whoever is the lucky person to get these is going to be very happy!

Latane Barton said...

That looks like a great idea. It just amazes me when someone (not me, evidently) comes up with wonderful, new ideas. Now, why did I not think of that kind of thing.

Sandy Ang said...

wonderful ATCs ! Absolutely swapworthy