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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Trio of ATCs

Hi all - it's been awhile since I posted!  Last weekend I participated in a Regional Sweet Adelines' singing contest.  We had a wonderful time and my chorus City of Lakes won the chorus contest.  This qualifies us to go to the International contest level in 2012.  So, the next 17 months will be full of preparations - rehearsals, special coaching, costume fittings, etc.

But, there's always time for crafting!  Last night I went to a 6hr crop at Archiver's with some friends - the 7 of us were the only ones there!  We had a great evening and I managed to make 3 ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for the current Hero Arts contest.  All stamps used came from Hero Arts - I think I had about 15 sets with me at the crop and managed to use 7 of them to create these three little cards!
CG303 Luscious Bold Flowers Set
CG250 Small Solid Flower
CG298 Life Of The Party Dots - a fave
CG307 Sweet Threads Spirals - stamped this twice in different colors and directions - love the yellow!
CL520 Live And Laugh - a great sentiment set
CL491 Made with Love - another wonderful sentiment set
CL184 Thoughtful Messages - used the butterfly and bitty flower from this set which also has lovely sentiments.

Besides stamping with various Distress Inks, I used some watercolor pencils and embossing.  Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Wow, congrats on winning your regional contest and good luck for the International one!
I can't think of anything more fun than getting together with friends to do something creative, you definitely do that, my friend! Singing and stamping, and you are so good at both.
Love these ATCs! I like how each is a unique mini work of art.
have a great week!

Judy1223 said...

Great news...congratulations and good luck in the International contest! What fun!

I love all three ATCs...especially the "You Make Me Smile" version. All wonderful!

Barb said...

Big congrats, Linda! Wow, regional winners. . .how exciting! Love these ATC's! They are all so beautiful! Sounds like a fun night at Archiver's!

Dawn said...

Great work for your singing group Linda. Love these ATCs. Great work on the backgrounds.

AnitaRex said...

So great that your group did so well! I am so happy for you! And what great ATC's! Going on a 7 hour crop with friends sounds like heaven! :>

ivy said...

congrats! so happy for you!

love the 'you make me smile' ATC!