Tuesday, March 31, 2009

going out of town of a few days

we will be gone from tomorrow until the 5th of next month , I I will get caught up on all my AQ and email then.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Inchies! They are so cool!

I have just discovered inches Swap-Bot and the are the coolest.They are like an LTC or Quisp but they do trades for them. This is the set I did for the Under the Sea Theme.

Monday, March 23, 2009

ATC - Pink Sweetheart

My latest ATC, What do you think? For those that are wondering, I do trade ATC's for LTC's.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

ATC- Lady of Yonder

I had a piece of clip art last night that wouldn't let me go to bed until I turned it into an ATC. Here are the results of that hurried endeavor.

Tell me what you think of her, I find the clip art so compelling.

I have made a bunch more of her decorated in different ways, they are on my flickr account which shows cards before they have been send to groups so if you don't want to worry about seeing things before they are send out don't go look other wise you can see all my LTC/ATC's here

Friday, March 20, 2009


When you pop by to look at the latest cards that I have posted I ask if you'll take a couple minutes to leave a comment or two. It really gives an ego boost to the people who are allowing me to put their cards up here. There are a lot of people who don't feel like their work is good enough to be on a blog and I need you to help me show these people that they are so wrong. If you have trouble with the anon. commenting take a minute and create a google account and it will make your commenting on this and other blogs much easier.



Thursday, March 19, 2009

Autumn Beauties LTC Ring

Here are some of the cards from our Autumn Leaves Ring. There are some really great cards here.

The first card up is by Larva Lady and is called "Sweet Gum Ball Tree".

It is too bad that the vibrancy of the colours don't come through as well as the could being scanned.

The second card I want to show you is from Alamocito and it is called Autumn Tag Sale.

Alamocito's work is as amazing as ever!

Next we have a card by Falling Leaves called" White Ash"

The colour and vibrancy of this card is outstanding!

The "Nebreaska Cottonwood" by Ona Journey is up next:

The colour and contrast are wonderful!

The card that I submited for this ring is called "Leafy Trio"

Giving you a taste of a variety of wonderful leaves that we see in the Autumn.

Next we have this beautiful card by Frasier 4

It shows a wonderful spectrum of Autumn Colours.

This next showing of vibrant colours is from Oceanwinds

This card is called "Oak Leaves"

We next have a lovely card by resQlou:
It is called "Oak and Acorn" aand has a wonderful layout.

Our next lovely card is from Dolphinwanderer:

It is called "Maple Leaf" and is a gorgeous looking card.

We next have a card from Romana that is on orange paper but scanned much differently:

Despite the fact that the paper didn't scan in the bright orange it was made with, the embossed leaves are still awesome looking.

We next have a colourful number from Blackberry Patch:

"Autumn's Berry Trees" is a wonderful card with fantastic colour.

We will finish our Autumn Showcase with a card from Sudoko Crazy:

These lovely Maple Leaves make a fitting end to our collection.

Please let the Artists know how much you liked their work but
telling them in the comments section.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Bunch of LTC/ATC's too cool to miss

Here are some ATC/LTC's from different groups or singles that are just too cool not to show the world.

Let's start with a cool drink from Marmalade Called " South Seas Adventures, Please may I have another"

Delicious isn't it? We can sit back and sip it as be we look over the other cards."

Well if we are going to have a nice refreshing drink we might as well have a snack too while we peruse the cards.

Here is a yummy Jello snack from Mah Jongg Queen that she created for my Abstract Ring.

So now that we have treats, let's look at some of the cards that are too cool to miss.

This card was carved by Esmerelda and it is called "Woodston Fishing Station, St, Cyrus, Scotland.

Esmerelda writes:

High on the cliffs overlooking the North Sea in Scotland, this Bed and Breakfast was a magical step back in time for me. Peaceful beyond words it was as though I had finally found the place I had been long been searching for.

Some Day I will return

This next ATC I made out of scraps from other LTC/ATC's. I call it Firefly.

She consists of a little bit of this and that but it still turn out a very pretty card.

I created this LTC for the 2009 Christmas ormament exchange. You will find here a picture of the card I made as well as the ornament that I made that the card based based on.

This is the ornament I made for the 2009 swap.

For part of the Egyptian ring NSFBeads created this masterpiece of Canonic Jars.These jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians to store the internal organs removed during the mummification .

This card is called "Scottish Thistle" and was created by by Capt.Raehawk. Sometimes it is the simplicity of a card that is what makes it so beautiful.

Our final card tonight is another masterpiece from mrstrwndl. He calls it " I go to sleep to dream."

Please let the Artists know how much you like their work by letting them
know in the comments


Saturday, March 14, 2009

New ATC - Butterflies and Bird

What I really like about ATC's is that when I have the urge to be creative RIGHT NOW I don't have to figure out a stamp to carve and then carve it, I can just play with the paper and embellishments and quickly come up with something pretty. I will always be an LTC'er at heart, there is something about carving that brings great peace, it just takes me a while. This little number I made when I got home from the craft store.

Please let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ATC - Heart of Red and White

This is another ATC that I made before getting sick.

The red paper is so incredible looking the scan just doesn't do it justice.

Please tell me what you think

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2nd ATC- Nature

I created this ATC before falling ill and I am very happy with it. LTC's
will always be my first love but ATC give you a different freedom and I enjoy
both! Have a look, they always look better in person of course.

Please tell what you think of this new creation

And the Winners are......

Well I think we all know where first prize is going to and that is Milagro. I know some of you had trouble voting and I am sorry about that, the only real way around that is to create an account so that you don't have to deal with the anon. pain in the rear. Just remember you don't have to create any blogs to join Blogger.

We also had a bit of trouble with with Woodwhittler thinking it was recording his name each vote after the first one and it was not. This is quite obvious as you can see the daily vote after the first one.
One of the reasons I wanted a name each day was so that I would not be spammed by anon. votes. I have to say that in my opinion the votes that did come up as as anon were mainly accidental. You were all very well behaved!

For this reason I have decided to award second place to both Shorty and Woodwhittler (who would have won if he knew how Blogger worked.)They were fairly close in votes any way and I feel good about doing it this way.

For all the other participants I am a little sad that you didn't get in there and vote for yourself each day as well as get your friends and family to help out as our top 3 participants did but I really appreciate you playing my game and maybe next time we will have even more of a race.


1. All our participants will get a special participation LTC.
2. Our first place winner will get an LTC for that plus a small gift.
3. And our 2 second place winners will get LTC's for that.

If I have missed any thing (still feeling under the weather) or made some mistake, please point it out to me ASAP.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back from the Dead, Almost!

Well I was finally released from the hospital yesterday, which makes 13 days in the hospital, 2 of those days in ICU with aspiration pneumonia and a severe lung infection. I went in for chronic pain! The medications made me sicker than when I started! I hope to have all the contest results up by the weekend as I am still pretty weak and have to keep resting.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Where is JennieGee?

JennieGee has been in hospital since Wednesday and is still there. She was even lucky enough to spend a night in ICU. My husband and I are stealing a wireless internet connection in order to let you know this so that you know that I haven't dropped off the face of the planet right after the contest ended. As soon as I am back home again I will announce all of the winners and what they have won. I just wanted to let you know how bad things are so that you didn't think I had disappeared. I will get everything sorted as soon as I get home. Please pass this message along to anyone who asks about me. I am very, very sick. Sicker than I have ever been before so it might be awhile before I am home. My love to you all.