About Me

I'm married to a sweet and wonderful guy. Finally finished college but can't seem to find a job in a lab, I'm a Microbiology major. Hope to get a good job and be able to start a family. I love to craft, especially with paper products. I've recently started an etsy store, dreamer633.etsy.com. I like to try new products and techniques.

Friday, November 19, 2010

New ATC Back!!!!

I'm excited, I've been looking on ebay for a stamp that I liked for the back of my ATCs and finally found one. It is actually a lot of 2, but I really like one, the other is ok. I received them in the middle of doing my vintage ATCs and started using them for the last 2 groups. Here is a picture of what they will look like, I used Tim Holtz's Fire Brick Distress ink for this one. It is so pretty, with a fairy woman and flowers!

Groups 2 and 6 of the Vintage Xmas ATC Swap

Here are my next 2 atcs for the Christmas Vintage ATC Swap on the cricut MB. The first one is for group 2, I chose the song "Winter Wonderland" which coincendantly is also the name of the ATC! I used a light blue glitter paper for my border and printed a vintage photo of birds (maybe robins?) on an icy wooden fence. The picture is bordered with holly and mistletoe and the phrase "A Merry Christmas" is on the photo. I added red microbeads to the bottom bunch of holly berries and clear microbeads to the fence post, to simulate ice. It is hard to see in the picture but it really glistens like ice! I also added a dark ribbon and a silver button that I also decorated with red microbeads.\
The second ATC is for group 6 and I used the song "Let it Snow". This ATC is titled, "Winter's Child". I embossed some black cardstock with the snowflake cuttlebug folder and popped a vintage image of a beautiful girl in the snow. I then added some I-rock heat set embellishments in pink, green and blue around the picture.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vintage Christmas ATCs

I've joined GrammaP's Vintage Christmas ATC swap on the Cricut MB. Each group has 2 christmas songs, and you have to create an atc based on words from the song, a memory, etc.
For group one I chose the song "Jolly Old St Nick" and tried a new technique. I bought one of Ranger's watermark resist ink pads and a pretty stamp I had seen at HL of a vintage santa. I stamped the vintage santa on white, glossy cardstock and then sprayed Olive Green glimmermist onto the stamped image. The stamped image resisted the ink and I was left with a green atc with the white santa showing through. This was not as easy as it sounds because I tried 3 different ways to make the resist work with various inks and had little luck until I tried the glimmer mist. I added the red, gold and green beads because their colors and shape made me think of vintage christmas ornaments. I called this ATC "Kris Kringle".

For group 5 I chose the song "Mistletoe and Holly" and printed a vintage picture of a bell with mistletoe and berries that has "A Merry Christmas" printed on it. For the background paper, I again tried a new technique. I read in an idea book that you can take paint sample chips from Home Depot or Lowes and use them for ATCs. So, I went shopping, lol. I found some really pretty 3 tiered red paint chips and cut them so that the lines were diagonal, I wanted the suggestion of candy canes. I cut out the bell image and popped it on the background with foam dots. I also added a gold ribbon at the top of the bell for some pizzazz. Then I added some bottle green skittles at the top for an accent. This ATC was named "Mistletoe Christmas".