Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spring Blooms....

Well friends, for the second time in my life -- I made an ATC! There's a swap going on over in the Flourishes Forum on SCS (HERE). I saw the thread and while I am not an expert on ATCs- I said, "Oh, what the heck! I'll give 'er the old college try!"


So.... here goes!

I used the Spring Ephemerals set and colored it with a mix of ink pads and markers. I basically inked up the green stems and then went back over the flowers with a blue marker. You see that sparkle at the center? That's just a pop of shimmer with the help of a Gelly Roll Stardust pen. Add a vellum tag thanks to a Spellbinders tag die and... you're almost done! Grab some Memory Box and Basic Grey papers, a fancy corner punch, some ribbon and bling and -- now you're done! I thought this was fun -- who knows maybe more ATCs are in store!

Before I go, I have to share a funny story thanks to my little girl Ellie. I was working a bit today, tapping away on the computer and I hear this clickety clackety coming down the hall. I look up and start to giggle at the sight of my 5 year old in my high heel boots. OH MY!! I said, 'Ellie girl - what are you doing?' She looks at me very seriously and says, "My teacher told us we needed to learn how to walk in someone elses' shoes." Now, I am trying to keep a straight face. "Really? Was this part of a lesson today?" And she says, "Yep. She was trying to teach us about epiphany." Now I giggle. "You mean empathy?" "No mom.. epiphany." I gave up --we'll review that lesson again later! I have to admit-- it was cute!!

Have a great day everyone!

15 comments:

Janine said...

Hi Julie!!! Great ATC! They are fun to make huh!!?

Kim said...

Your ATC is gorgeous Julie! I never did get the ATC bug, but I do enjoy looking at them! lol Oh my, your story about your daughter is so sweet! She sounds adorable!

retiredheather said...

Great ATC...not something I have tried. Love the story of empathy. You should send it in to Readers Digest.
Hugs
Heather

denise g. said...

That Ellie! I really enjoy ATCs. I trade them with a few members of my calligraphy guild. Yours is lovely and you even managed to bling the little thing up - good job!

Velta said...

Love the ATC...your daughter sounds quite mature :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely card Julie. Such a cute story, she was taking the teacher for what they said. I love that children do that, keeps us humble. :0)

ReneeK said...

Hi Julie!

I love the card and your Ellie story is too precious. Thanks for sharing!

Renée in Great Falls

Nancy said...

Oh gosh...what a cute ATC! Love the Flourishes stamp on there!

Tanya said...

hee hee, sounds like a cutie!
This creation is lovely!

Norine said...

love your card very pretty but really love the story about your 5 yr walking in someone else shoes too funny
Hugs
Norine

Diane said...

Lol! Your daughter's story is hilarious!!! Love your card Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

OH MY what a cute story Julie! Seriously that's a keeper. I'm thinking Readers' Digest too!

And you've made ATC's at least 2 times as many as I have! LOL. It's totally great!

Elena said...

Loved the cute story!!!
Gorgeous card you made, Julie!

Jan Castle said...

Kids can be sooooo funny and cute without even trying! Thanks for making the ATC...the next swap at our Ink'll Do card club is "ATC" and since I don't do ATC's, this really inspires me!
Thanks,
Jan

Etha said...

Ohhhh I love love love this!! You should make ATCs more often :) shall we do another swap? LOL