Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa atc's

Merry Christmas to all!

Here are a couple santa atc's I recently made.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

License Plate Sign

I made this hanging sign back in May, using a license plate stamp on cardboard and connecting them together with chain. The background was colored using distress inks. The wording was a font I cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine. Heat embossed around the edges of each license plate. 

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Baby Onesies

I have some things I've created this past year that for whatever reason didn't make it onto my blog. I'm gonna try to catch it up...

I made these onesies back in March as gifts for my cousins baby shower. I used my Silhouette Cameo machine and cut the heat transfer vinyl and then heat pressed them on. 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Altered text ATC

These ATC's were done using book pages. You pick certain words or phrases to highlight and only use 1 color. Heat embossing is my favorite thing these days so I added it to these cards.

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Monday, December 9, 2013


This is a fun ATC I made. 
Everything was cut and paste from a magazine. 
I heat embossed around the edges.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gelli Print ATC's

I used a couple prints I made using my Gelli Plate for the background on these two ATC's. 
Finished them off with stamped images.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Altered Playing Cards

Here are the 2's of my playing cards I'm altering.

I used a lot of print and cuts made with the Cameo.
I love layers :)
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Create" ATC

A couple ATC's I recently made.
 I used lots of textures on these. 
The first one was my favorite of the two.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Another Artist Trading Card

Little birdie heart ATC. 
The heart with bird is a Silhouette file.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Butterfly Dream ATC

I had a lot of fun with this ATC. 
I used lots of embossing powder and a Gelli plate print for the background.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Altered Playing Cards - Aces

My first time altering playing cards. Similar to doing ATC's but you should leave at least one corner to show that it is indeed a playing card.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Encourage your hopes ATC's

Just a couple more ATC's I've made recently. 

Charlie Chaplin is from the Octopode Factory.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Quotes and ATC's

Here I used the spin and splash alcohol ink technique for the background. 
Added this fun quote and some skittles for a finished atc.

 This ATC was done using a technique I saw on youtube where you put alcohol ink in water then swipe your paper through it. I then used an embossing folder for the squares.
 Added the quote and other embellishments.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Alcohol Ink ATC's

These two ATC's were made using alcohol inks on glossy paper.
I have never played much with alcohol inks and found it to be kind of challenging.

I do like the end results and think I
 just need to experiment with them some more.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mail Art Postcards

Today is

All three postcards were made using the gelli plate for backgrounds. 
I added stamping and/or cut and paste pieces from magazines! 


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Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to Draw Really Good - ATC's

I made these two ATC's following a video on YouTube called "How to Draw Really Good" by Oliver Age 24. I found the videos really funny and have had several family members give it go as well! 
He has several characters that you can pick from to draw.
Check it out HERE 

I chose to draw (evil) Mario and then the Joker.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

More Gelli Print Postcards

Here are a few more postcards I made using my Gelli Plate!! 

The first one was done using a Tim Holtz - on the edge - Townscape die, I had cut out with acetate. It didn't come out perfect but I thought it was still kinda cool!

 This next one I used stencils for the background 
and then used paper cut outs from magazines to finish it off.

 Same with this one, 
stencils on the Gelli Plate for background, 
magazine cut outs on top with a little stamping too! 

So fun!!
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gelli print envelopes

I used my gelli plate to make the backgrounds on these envelopes I sent out for mail art. 
Just added some stamping on top! 
So fun!!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Gelli Print Postcards

I love my gelli plate! I made the background for these postcards with it. It's so fun and you just keep going and going and you have so much made in just a little bit of time. So fun playing. I then heat embossed some Tim Holtz stamps on top! Sent one to Russia and the other to Germany.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mail art postcards

Here are a couple more postcards I sent off for mail art.

The hot air balloon was heat embossed using WOW! embossing powder.
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Friday, October 4, 2013


Here are a couple postcards I recently made to send off as mail art. I painted the background then added several postcard themed stamps. I heat embossed the orange hot air balloon. Not liking the orange color embossing powder I used... but do like the background on that one better.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mail Art Envelopes

My newest thing is mail art! 

I signed up over at mailmesomeart.blogspot.com and received some mail art via snail mail right away.

These are what I have created to send off to those that I have already received from. They are my very first two mail art pieces I have ever made.  So much fun to do. The inspiration for these envelopes came from Renee Stein on youtube

Lots more mail art postings to come, as I already have several more envelopes and postcards in the works!
Send me an email or leave me your address in a comment if you also enjoy sending and receiving hand made mail art. We can mail to each other!
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Altered containers

These started off as just plain whitish plastic containers with black handles. 

They were decorated for gifts for 3 little girls each in their favorite color with their names.

 Inside they will store all their pretty hair bows!

Lace, flowers, a couple strings of pearls, a strip of decorative paper and alcohol ink were used on each one.
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