Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Swap Time: September ATC "Leaves"

Jan's "Leaves" ATC

Jan's handmade card

Wow!  Only in the midwest can it be sunny and 90 degrees one day and a cold, rainy 62 degrees the next.  I guess it really is fall...I was sort of hoping September would not pass so quickly.  Not because I don't like fall...I just HATE winter!  I mean I HATE winter!  With fall arriving out of nowhere, this just means winter will be here all too soon!  YUK! 

Ok, enough bellyaching..on to the good stuff!  I received my ATC in the mail from my Blissfull ATC Swap partner, Jan, from Fursdonhouse.  The theme for September is Leaves.  Jan did an awesome job.  I just love it.  This is only the second ATC she has made...can you believe it?  Can you see the metal leaves hanging from the bottom of the card? They are beautiful.  Jan sent the ATC inside another card that I believe she handmade.  She is very talented.  Thanks so much, Jan!

Jan should be receiving the card I made for the swap any day.  Be sure to stop by Fursdonhouse and have a look at mine.  I've put a bit of a different spin on the Leaves theme!  Also, be sure to check out all the ATC holders at Blissfull ATC Swap.  All the participants are making holders for their cards.  This contest ends on the 20th!  Here is a sneak peek at mine:

Without giving anything away, this is the beginnings (stress: beginnings) of a dress made from scraps which will be sewn onto my card holder.  I have never made anything like this before.  It has been a lot of fun!  I can't wait to see all the participants' holders and cards!

Oh, what do you think of this header?  I appreciate the comments regarding the last header.  I think I'll keep this one up for a few days and see how this one does.  I really like the frame, but I think the picture looks a bit stretched.  I might play with it some more and see if I can fix it better.  Like the last, this frame is a cluster from Raspberry Road Designs.  Their work is great!

Toodles for now!


Veronica said...

Gorgeous ATC and card holder, I agree. I love your header. Here's a tip of what I do when enlarging/shrinking pictures: (If done in Photoshop, tho' maybe other programs have a similar function). As you drag the corner of the picture in or out, hold down the SHIFT key. Only release the shift key AFTER releasing your mouse button. Your picture will remain in proportion- no stretching. Easy peasy.

antmee said...

Your header is fantastic! I can honestly say it is heaps better than mine! I have been too lazy to make one lol. I have a theme and idea in my mind of how I want mine, just too lazy/busy to do the work. Will one day.

Those ATC's are great. If I had the time to do more crafts then atc's would be it!

BLISS angels said...

Angela I love the new header. and can't wait to see your ATC holder finished... Hugs Wendy

Fursdon House said...

Hi Angela! What a lovely write-up you did for the ATC I created for you. Thank you so much! And I love this header MUCH better than the previous one. I'm very intrigued about your ATC; the "dress" is lovely and I'm very anxious to get it in the mail. Perhaps tomorrow? Thanks again for your kind words! May God Bless, Jan

Cyndi said...

Hey Angela! The ATC card and holder you received from Jan are fantastic! She did a beautiful job. But I absolutely LOVE that fabric from which you're making your holder. You are so creative, girlfriend!

I like the header...the photo does look just a wee bit stretched, but it's lovely anyway!



theodora said...

Hi Angela ,I love the header I wish I could make something like that ,maybe you can point me the right direction,the fabric is so pretty for the card you are making I don't know how to make cards I just haven't got the bug yet,happy crafting.

theodora said...

Hi Angela ,I love the header I wish I could make something like that ,maybe you can point me the right direction,the fabric is so pretty for the card you are making I don't know how to make cards I just haven't got the bug yet,happy crafting.

debbie said...


Cortney Lyon said...

I love that color on the fabric you are using, it's beautiful-I can't wait to see it when it's all done.

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