Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My very first ATC swap

I've been so busy with work and my mom lately that I haven't had much time for stamping let alone blogging. I hate going so long between postings so I thought I would share something I did about three weeks ago. It is my very first ATC card that I did for a swap with some of my SBS2 sisters. They've all recieved their card, so it's now safe to post a picture of it here.
I love doing these! They go together so quickly and they can be easily converted into a card or you can just leave them as they are and use them for tags. So many possibilities!
I used mine for this weeks sketch challenge but you'll have to check back tomorrow to see that one. Aren't I a stinker?

I used my bird stamp (good thing, cause that was the theme, lol) from Inkadinkado and stamped it twice In Close To Cocoa on white textured CS. I cut out one and popped it up on dimentionals and I colored in random flowers with my red marker (SU) and added stickles. I then sponged the edges in cocoa using my sponge dauber. I added a mat in red and cocoa. I also added ribbon and brads along with the stamped circle. Very simple and quick but oh so cute. I hope you like it. I know you're gonna like what I did with it for the sketch challenge.

On a personal and sad note. My mom has taken a turn for the worse and her health is declining quickly. She was in quite a lot of pain last week and the doctor upped her pain meds so thankfully the pain is now under control but the down side to that is she is pretty much out of it and can't stay awake for very long. We are on our last options for treatment and they are blood tranfusions and Procrit. Her hemoglobin keeps dropping in spite of the transfusions so if the Procrit doesn't work then we are out of options. It is very hard to watch my mother go through this and we sure could use your prayers. Thanks so much!

Talk to you later. TTFN

tggrfriend out!


Jennifer said...

These are wonderful! And I have been seeing this bird everywhere lately! lol

Catherine said...

Hi Becky,
Loved receiving this!

Sending you and your mom big hugs, and keeping you in my thoughts.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Becky, and I love the color choices.

I am very sorry abour your mom, I will pray for her and get a card out today as well. Big hugs honey.... Tell her I said hi and hugs..

Lori said...

So very sorry to hear your mom has taken a turn for the worse. I'll pray for the Lord's comfort for your mom and for you and your family at this difficult time.


Miss Crystal said...

These are wonderful. For your first go, you did a fabulous job. I have never done ATC's before. Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hugs and thoughts going her way.

Shirley said...

What a really pretty card, ATC or not! I love that image and what you did with the whole card. Lovely

~Michelle~ said...

Cute ATC' the images you chose and the color choices.

AnnMarie said...

Awwww Becky. I am so sorry to hear about your mom! I will be thining about you both! Hang in there! BIg hug.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous ATCs. Makes me want to make my first ones too. Love the way you did the ribbon & the round sentiment; it's like a mini card! :O)

paulssandy said...

Where are the SCS2 meeting? I had not hear about this fun swap :(

On the other hand, yours came out wonderful! I love the glitter and ribbon. So fun!!!

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I will definately be keeping her and the family in my prayers.
Sandy O


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