House of Dreams, House of Hope

I have always loved house-shaped ATCs, so I recently jumped at the chance to join a Shaped ATC swap just to explore this concept! My first card, “House of Dreams, House of Hope”, features a beautiful image from the Altered Pages Mini Images Collage Sheet, as well as a few Just Rite Pre-Inked Stamps.  These stamps are […]

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Tim Holtz – Dreams

I don’t consider myself a technique junkie, but I recently jumped at the chance to try something new when ATCs Are Us sponsored a Tim Holtz swap. I went to Tim Holtz’s website, browsed through his video demos, and decided to learn more about Distress Inks since I have a lot of those in my stash. The lesson […]

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I made this card for Anne in Australia for a black and red ATC swap sponsored by Card Workshop.  Black and red is one of my favorite color combos – it’s so dramatic and sophisticated!  I knew from the start that I wanted to use this vintage rose image for the card – I distressed […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash – Scrapbook Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash - Scrapbook Recipe Layout at Create With Joy

Happy November! To start the month off, I thought I’d share my November entree from the Seasonal Recipe Swap – Stuffed Acorn Squash.  This dish makes an amazingly filling, economical, and healthy meal and has an extremely tasty stuffing!  Give it a try – yum! More Scrapbook Recipe Ideas Green Beans With Garlic And Basil Seasoned Pork Chops […]

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Falling Leaves

I once had a Keeshond named Dutch who loved to bark at the falling leaves.  Every time the wind blew the leaves off the trees, he would happily chase them around the yard, barking with glee. This card is in memory of Dutch and the simple joys in life!

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Turn A New Leaf

As students, the beginning of each school year brings the gift of possibilities – it is a time for new growth, new friendships, new opportunities.  As adults, Autumn is a season of introspection, a time to look within, a time to set a new course in those areas of our lives that need transforming before the new year begins. Autumn is […]

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Fall Foliage

When I lived on the East Coast, Autumn was always my favorite season.  I looked forward to spending long weekends hiking and horseback riding in the woods, inhaling the cool crisp air, crunching the colorful leaves beneath my feet.  Even my daily commute became bearable as I basked in the beauty of Fall’s Foliage on the wooded back roads that […]

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Autumn 2009 ATC

Autumn ATC

The arrival of October 2009 has finally brought our triple digit heat wave to an end – so, to celebrate, I spent Friday making Autumn-themed ATCs! My first card, Autumn 2009, features an image from the CTMH stamp set Ticket For All Seasons and Colorbok vellum. While digging through my supplies, I came across two bags of fall-themed buttons […]

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A Is For ATCs

Friendship ATC

I am currently hosting a series of games and creative challenges at Scrapbook Place.  In our first challenge, “A Is For ATCs”, I asked the group to create Artist Trading Cards.  It was exciting to see so many members participate – particularly those who had never made an ATC before!  I created two ATCs for the challenge – […]

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