Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Gecko Galz are also having a blog hop!!  All kinds of prizes are being offered, but best of all, the Design Team has some very inspirational cards, layouts, and altered projects on the websites.  Go check it out.

I Love Gecko Galz Ephemera

Check out thier Blog at  Leanne, the owner, is very inspirational.  I saw her at CKC- Houston and just love her bubbly personality.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Oct ATC Swap

My Swap Partner was Donna Liljegren from Florida.  She totally blew me out of the water, or maybe it was a pain meds induced fog, lol, with her ATC.  It is soooooo creative and inspirational,  Its just something I would have never thought of.  The theme was Movie/TV Monsters and she chose the movie "The Mummy". I think her version on the ATC is perfect all the way down to the scarab.  Donna not only creates awesome ATC cards, she also creates awesome hand sewn items for your home.  If you are intrerested in checking out her blog the link is here.  I suggest you go check out all her items from her ATC's she has made for swapping to her hand crafted items.  Thanks Donna for being such an awesome swap partner, it was a pleasure. 

Here is the card I send to Donna.   My take was to try to represent a bit about Louisiana as well as Monsters.  So what better than a Swamp Monster.  I almost went with the blob, but couldn't figure out how to hold that goop on the card, lol..  Anyway here is my ATC that Donna got.

All I can say is the backtround and the tree were made before my surgery and the moss and monster were added later, so don't judge me to harshly. 

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ATC Trades

Well since I last posted a lot has happened in my life.  The short story is I was admitted to the hospital on 9-19 with leg pains,  I was diagnosed with a pinched nerve at L5 S1 which after a failed nerve block I was scheduled for surgery.  So on 9-23 I had a Lami/fusion and spend a total of 16 days in the hospital with 5 of those being in therapy rehab,  But I'm home now still having nerve pain because the nerve was that pinched.  But before all this happened I was able to finish the September themed ATC swap and get it mailed out.  Mine went to a nice lady in Michigan,  I haven't received mine yet because she had bladder surgery recently.  So I though I would post mine.  The theme was industrial and the first thing that came to my mind was the Industrial Revolution, steel mills and clothing factories.  I first glued some gears down on the card then covered the entire card with medal tape,  Next I added more gears on top added a picture of a factory, added some watch springs and the title.  This is the one I kept for myself.  Ms Fran hasn't been able to post the one she got but it was very simila to this one, 

Next Again before my surgery, I signed up for the Oct. Swap wich was tv monsters.  How fun is that???  S0 this month my partner is Donna.  I have already received my ATC from Donna,  Thank goodness for me I had already started my card prior to my hospital stay,  I informed Donna I wqs going to be late and she graciously understood.  Well as of Yesterday her card was shipped.  So in the meantime I'll Post Donna's fabulous card.  I just love it. 
Isn't this the coolest card!! I love it!!!

I will post my Atc in a few days, after I know that Donna has gotten her package/