Thursday, September 25, 2008

black and white

I shipped off a whole package of these ATC's to England today. I don't do many swaps these days, but this one really caught my eye. The host of the swap, Lisa, is a member of the Stamp Shack and has really been blowing me away with her ATC artwork. When she decided to host her first swap with a black and white theme, I just had to join. I love the way a whole page of color coordinated ATC's looks. I also love to hold artwork in my hands. ATC's are such a nice way to do that.

Things around here have been a little nuts, so I haven't been posting much. After Mabel got kennel cough, then Shelly got it. As soon as they started getting better my hubby got sick. He's recovering from a pretty good case of bronchitis. It takes alot to keep him home from work and he's been home for about a week and a half. I think Kyle and I dodged the bullet and are still well.

My alcohol inks class was an absolute joy to teach. Some of the ladies are already signed up for another class with me. I have two more scheduled this year including a second installment of alcohol inks since they enjoyed it so much. We will be working on transparencies and metal next time. I need to get my samples finished up soon.

My anniversary sale was a great success. Thanks so much to all who stopped by. Be on the lookout for lots of additions in my etsy shop this weekend. I've been busy treasure hunting and have lots of ephemera and vintage patterns to list. A couple of other vintage surprises, too.


Kim H. said...

So glad to hear that everyone is on the mend at your house too! SMILE!

Your bird ATC's are gorgeous! I am digging your black and white blog theme too!

Oh goodie more treasures to be listed on ETSY!

Ethel Amutan said...

When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? Sorry to hear your creatures got sick; and then your hubby got sick. I'm glad your classes were a hit, though. Isn't it so gratifying to see the lightbulb 'turn on' in your students' heads? That a-ha! moment is the icing on the cake! Your ATC's are so dramatic. I love the edging you've added to the bird panels.

susieclayton said...

I love your B&W bird cards -- really striking -- I just noticed you teach in Redlands... Crackerjack was my first ever scrapbook store when I lived there in 1995-2000 -- I miss Redlands! Take care!

Susie in MN

purplepaint said...

Tami - these are awesome! Thank you for your comments on my arches. :D Marva