Thursday, November 28, 2013

Silver & Gold ATC

I created a new ATC this afternoon for another swap. This swap was a bit of a treasure hunt and you had to choose 4 from a list of items to make the card.
I chose something red, textured paper, rubber-stamped image and something silver.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vintage Pastel Button Fairy

I made this cute little button fairy for a swap. I'd never made one before, so I had to do a search to see just what they were! Very easy to make with a little jewelry wire, some vintage buttons (I used shell buttons) some wings and a face. It was fun to make and I will definitely make more of these in the future!

Monday, November 4, 2013

I'm Baroque Postcard

I made this postcard for a swap. The theme was junk mail. I used an image from a catalog and a couple of advertising postcards. The letters were also cut out of the catalog. It was fun!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rainbow ATC

I haven't made anything to post here in a while. But, I made a cute ATC for the Rise challenge at the We-R-Soto forum, so here it is!
It's based on a song from the Disney film, Chimpanzee. So, I found a cute little pic of Oscar to use, too.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Plastic Canvas Kite Magnet

This piece was a little tough to do, as it is so small and I'd never done any shapes like this one. I'm not really happy with the edges, but it will do. I backed it with a solid material and then a round magnet. It will look cute on a fridge.

Plastic Canvas Bacon Bookmark

This was a very simple craft to get back into plastic canvas. At first I was just doing some easy stripes and then my mind took a weird turn toward bacon! Haha! It's the coloring that got me there ... It would make a fun bookmark for a cookbook!
I backed it with a solid fabric with hot glue.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Brownie ATC

I made this ATC for a swap that had to include a camera image. So, I took a picture of one of my old Brownie cameras. Then, I did a search to find the history of my model. It was a 'No. 2' model made between 1929 - 1931. You can tell by the color of the case (dark brown - although it looks black in the image) and that it has a wind-up key. My grandfather bought it new, probably in 1929. I also found an ad with a similar model. I put both images together in PSP, then printed it out.
I really like how this one turned out. I love working with vintage images and items.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vintage Stamp 'Liberty' ATC

Another artist trading card I made last week. This one with used postage stamps and rubber stamping.

Vintage Bicycle 'Ride A Bike' ATCs

I made this set for a swap last week. Sort of a collage. Two of them have a suede-like paper as the background.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Spring Postcard

I made a set of four of these postcards this morning. Just with rubber stamps and different colored inks. Mailed three of them out today. Fun and quick. I need to do more stamping. I've got tons of rubber stamps. I just need more ink and some embossing powders, etc.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mail Art Postcard

This postcard is for another swap. I love doing those because they kind of challenge me and give me ideas on other things to make! This one is going to Washington.
I think I need to get one of those cheap little battery-run fans from the dollar store to help me get the glue to dry more quickly! The glitter glue took quite a while to dry!
Oh! I just won one on Listia!!
I just won this for free, PERSONAL FAN

Monday, March 4, 2013

Two ATCs

I made two ATCs the other day and forgot to share them. They were for a couple of swaps I was in.
 Elephant Walk
Apple Delight

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do Not Disturb ATC

I had some extra images that were similar to the Do Not Disturb postcard I made a few weeks ago, so decided to make an ATC version. I am auctioning this one on Listia:

Do Not Disturb - Original Collage ATC/ACEO. Check it out -

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fancy Jewelled Hat Pins

I've made these in the past for some swaps and decided to join a few more swaps recently since they are fun and easy to make. I also made a few extras to sell. I'll probably put them up on Listia. If they do well there, I'll make more and put in my Bonanza shop.

Several are unmatched as I didn't have more than one of some types of beads. But, I think they turned out well!
You can find my Fancy Jewelled Hat Pins on Listia!

Destination First Class Postcard

I really like how this postcard turned out. I'm really getting in the mood to ride my bike more, so this postcard is a reflection of that. This was made for a swap.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Grocery Box Postcard

I've joined quite a few swaps on swap-bot recently for trading handmade postcards.
This one is to use part of a box or carton, such as a cereal box, etc. I don't eat processed faux food, but there are some real foods that come in containers of some sort. So, I adapted the little cardboard 'wraps' that go around the tubs from cream cheese, etc. I think they worked quite well. I mounted them on thin posterboard with Scotch Permanent Glue Stick and coated the front and edges with one thin coat of Plaid Royal Coat Découpage Finish.

This one is going to The Netherlands. My scanner cut the right edge off the image - both sides match, so it should look like the left edge with the cow's head and the text intact. It is 3 pieces of the package cut to fit the 4x6 inch postcard.
This one is going to Canada. This one was a little tricky as the 'box' was so small, but it worked out with a couple of little extra pieces to fill in the slot where the plastic lid came through (bottom left, above the Meyenberg name.)

I have several more postcard swaps coming up in the future. But, tomorrow I will be making several sets of beaded hat pins. I've made a few of these in the past year & they are kind of fun to do. I try to make them look a bit vintage, so we'll see if I succeed again. I'll share my results here tomorrow night.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mail Art Postcard

I just made my first postcard! I made it for a swap. I really like how it turned out!

I used some poster board, cut to 6 x 4.25 inches. I made the graphic for the back of the postcard in PSP.
Then, I used some images that came in on today's junkmail and a little text sticker for the collage.
I used Scotch Permanent Glue Stick to adhere the graphics to each side of the poster board. Then I covered the front and edges with one thin coat of Plaid Royal Coat Découpage Finish.

I like how it turned out! I will be making more of these in the future. They are just a larger version of an ATC (Artist Trading Card)!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Paper Beads

I've been making paper beads lately. It's relaxing. I have a tool that rolls the beads with a crank handle. Very nifty! I do have to measure and cut out the paper myself. I mainly use glossy paper from magazines and weekly ad inserts. I coat each bead twice with Royal Coat Decoupage Finish.
Check out my first batch of 100 on Listia!
I'm giving away: Handmade Paper Beads - 100. Check it out -
I will be making some jewelry and other things with the paper beads in the future.