Wednesday, June 20, 2012


...what else can I say but wow - it has been a loooong time since I have posted!  Life has been fun and crazy busy in ways that I could not have foreseen since my last post and as a result my crafting time has fallen by the wayside.  Ach! - if you're lucky life is like find other fun and captivating things to do and for a bit they replace the time spent crafting.  At least me for they do.  Very spur of the moment  my husband and I woke up one morning and decided since our 17 year old was in Costa Rica on a school trip and our middle, college aged daughter was home for the summer and could take care of our house and dogs then we would take off on an adventure.  And we did.  We packed up our bikes and just sorta left!  Took some play clothes and drove to a bike trail.  Then we found an adorable place to stay and the next day canoed down the Wisconsin River.  And then the next day went to some Devil's Lake Bluffs and went on an all day hike around the lake and through the bluffs!  What a nice little mini getaway.  I will post pics another day....we totally scored BIG on the weather.  Yesterday however, I finally had a bit of time to get to my favie blogs (for  a look around....unfortunately no time for commenting ;-( ) , and I happened to see  the ATC swap thread on the HA Blog.....YIKES!  Totally forgot about the fact that I had entered this  swap....I contacted "Karen" in Canada who so sweetly told me that yes, I could still get the ATC's to her...I was so glad too as ATC's aren't something that I do very often but really, it is fun to work with such a small canvas!  So, I got down to business and these are the ATC's that I came up with.  The rules were to make 8 ATC's and that they could all be different from one another.....but all using Hero Art's stamps.  I liked this as sometimes it gets boring making the same image over and over again.  So, I used Ha Newspaper Background and either Elegant Weeds or Two Birds (the roses) on my ATC's.  I also used some Tim Holtz medallions that I had in stash too.  These will show my lack of photography skills so....I have added several pics.

I really had fun making these....I used copics to color the images and then distressed and stamped the background text.  I love the little size and can see why people make these up and store them for future card use.  Really fun and so quick and easy to do.  Thanks for stopping by.....I hope you all have been enjoying your summer as much as I have been enjoying mine!  Take care and although I haven't been able to comment I have been trying to blog around as much as possible in the past few weeks.  I envy you all your amazing creativity!

Be well,


Sasha said...

WOW! What a fabulous time you had! And your ATC's are really beautiful, Sheila xx

Barb said...

See?! There really are good things that come with having grown children! (I'm telling myself that, more than you.) :) LOVE that you and your hubby just "took off!" Sounds wonderful, Sheila!

Your ATC's are amazing - gorgeous work, my friend!

Robin K. said...

Sounds like you and your hubby had an amazing time! I'm jealous - due to my husband's surgery we won't be doing much gallavanting this summer :( Enjoy it when you can! Your ATC's are really beautiful!!

Dawn said...

your mini vacation sounds wonderful. Your ATCs are wonderful. I hope one of them makes it's way to my place! I've done some too so maybe I'll be lucky. They are just gorgeous.

Maureen Morton said...

So happy that you had such a spontaneous and wonderful trip, Sheila! Puts a big old grin on my face! Welcome home and back to crafting - these cards are such vintage delights!