Thanksgiving 2010: We Gather Together

 ATC by The Paper Princess Happy Thanksgiving dear friends! As I reflect upon the many blessings of this past year – to numerous to count – I want you to know how appreciative I am of each and every one of you! Enjoy your day! Enjoy your meal! Enjoy Songs of Worship #10: Thanksgiving Medley, […]

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WOYWW 39: Flight Of The Butterfly

 ATC JAMS: Flight Of The ButterflyDesigners: Lynette Sprengel, Kathy Eddy, and Me Happy What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday! Your response to last week’s post on ATC JAMS was amazing, so I wanted to open today by sharing the completed cards. After considering several design options, I decided to add clear dewdrops to the card […]

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Robert Frost: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Autumn ATC: Brilliant Colors When I think about Autumn, Robert Frost’s classic poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay, always comes to mind. I first discovered this poetic gem as a young girl when Ponyboy recited the poem to Johnny during a particularly poignant scene from S.E. Hinton’s award-winning novel, The Outsiders:   Nature’s first green is gold, Her […]

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WOYWW 38: ATC JAMS

ATC JAMS – Work In Progress – Spots 1 & 2 Completed Last week, I received an exciting an unexpected surprise in the mail: an envelope filled with three ATC JAMS! For those of you unfamiliar with this term, ATC JAMS stands for Artist Trading Cards – Just Add More Stuff! It is a round robin ATC swap where three […]

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Shirl’s Name ATC & Challenge Card

I’ve wanted to experiment with non-traditional ATCs for quite some time, so for Shirl’s Name ATC – I cut a 3.5 x 5 inch cardstock base – folded the cardstock in half (so that the folded card equals the traditional 2.5 x 3.5 inch ATC dimensions) – then created a beautiful heart border using a Martha Stewart punch […]

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Sweet Margie’s Name ATC

I created Sweet Margie for one of my friends in the ATC Name Swap and thought this would be the perfect card to share with the Daring Cardmakers It’s A Girl Thing Dare in honor of Girlfriend’s Day on August 1st! The Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge: Markers (GC62) inspired me to pull out my Tombow Markers and sharpen […]

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Buried Treasure: House Of Treasure

Today, Seth at The Altered Page is hosting Buried Treasure 2010: an online, collaborative project that invites art bloggers to go into the depths of their blogs and dig for buried treasure. For this project, each participant was asked to repost one of their favorite posts from their own blog. As Seth says, “There are so […]

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Are You A Winner?

Last month, through the generosity of Jackie Garbarino of Altered Pages, I hosted a giveaway to celebrate several milestones at Create With Joy. These included writing my 150th post, surpassing 250 followers, and receiving over 8000 visitors from 78 countries in the past five months! I am humbled, amazed and blessed by how good the blogging […]

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Collage Sheet Giveaway: Time Collage Backgrounds & Week 1 Winners

When you think of creating an artistic ATC or a special card, what are some of the elements that come to mind? A beautiful background? Layer upon layer of fabulous images and elements? The perfect words to capture the essence of what you want your special project to convey? I chose this week’s Altered Pages […]

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