Sunday, August 19, 2007

New Stamps

I ordered some stamps this week from Time To Stamp and they arrived yesterday. I ordered 2 sheets and two individual stamps. I had one in mind for the Fantasy Fat Book swap I signed up for but it's smaller than it looked online so I may have to rethink that. But I love the stamp and I'm sure I'll use it for something else! I love the bird know how I love birds! These are perfect...just the style I love. So, I've been playing around with them this afternoon and made a simple ATC with a stippled colors background. Take a look...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Art in the Mail

I had to show you the little package of goodies I received today! I was lucky enough to actually win these by leaving a comment on a blog. I's hard to believe seeing that I never win things...but it's true! The other night I happened to stumble into the artful blogger party held by ArtsyMama to celebrate the new magazine Artful Blogging. She had links to various other sites where people were sharing their art and offering tutorials and basically celebrating. I followed a link to the site of Jennalee who was offering a nice little tutorial on making mixed media collage atc's. She has a wonderful, whimsical style and I loved the faces she drew. Not only did she share the tutorial but she offered to send a little collage package and one of her atc's to a random name picked from those who wanted to leave a comment on her blog. Well, lo and behold...she drew the name linda. But here's the fun part...there were actually TWO lindas. She was generous enough to send a package to each of us!! I had to laugh about this because just the other day I was sharing Catholic school memories with Jean at work. I was telling her how back in 1st grade Sister Marilyn had told me that my name was the most common one in the school. I remember feeling sad then about having such a common name. But look what it's done for me now! Thank you made my day!

Monday, August 13, 2007

August already

I can't believe how fast this month is going by already! I don't know where the time goes. I've been working on a few things but nothing too much to show yet. I made a microscope slide pin for the August BBB on the PWA site and another bird collage card. I signed up for the 6 x 6 All Year Flipbook swap and chose April. I plan to do a variation on this bird collage for my month. I need to get started...I have to make 13 identical pages due by 9/30. I've sold a few things on Ebay lately to fund my new stamp habit. I ordered several stamps today from Time To Stamp...I can't wait to get them so I can play around. I've also had fun trying out some of the techniques in the Technique Junkies newsletter. I'll post some of those soon. In the mean time here's the pin and collage card. I think I may send the card to lambie...