Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More ATC's

I have created another set of Artist Trading Cards to swap out. They are going postal this morning. The theme was "something unique about me". I chose a cute little stamp of a sassy girl drinking coffee and added the word "Bonjour". How is this me? I'm a coffee drinker, who lives in south Louisiana (Cajun Country) where our language is filled with a lot of french phrases. I also work at a French Immersion school where French is spoken about 75% of the student's day.

The other one is a one of a kind I made for Julie H who was kind enough to swap Cricut cartridges with me. I love the colors on this one.
The rest are the cards I received in my swap to date. There were eight of us swapping. Won't these little cards look great in my ATC Star Album?

This one is from Shelley P.

This one is from Debbey T.

This one is from Liz F.

I will post the remaining cards when they all come in.

Happy Scrappin to you!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Embossing Petaloo Flowers

While working on my buddy page for The Acadiana Cropper's, Cropping in the 60's crop I discovered that you can emboss the foam flowers by Petaloo. I was adding them to my page and the flowers were curling up. I figured if I hit the flowers with my heat gun for a few seconds they would unfold and lay flat. Well I guess I heated one up a bit too much and it started to curl up the other way. I immediately removed the heat and placed my hand on the flower with a bit of pressure to flatten it back out again. When I removed my hand I had my fingerprints embossed into the flower. This made me think I could possibly emboss these little flowers. So I reheated the same flower for about 30 seconds or until it started to curl upwards, placed it in one of the Cuttlebug embossing folders and just pressed down on the folder with my hand and.... voila.... it was embossed. Wanna see the pictures??