Thursday, January 12, 2006

ATC 10

ATC 10
Originally uploaded by cookala.
Here's a few samples of what's been keeping me busy lately in my spare time. These are the first one's I've made. (I wonder how Julie and her mom are doing with theirs??) Anywho, I've signed up for about a dozen swaps so I've got lots of cards to get to making. These are really fun to do, and totally addictive.


Blogger Julie Carter said...

I don't know about Mom, but I haven't started yet. I'm all fluttery about it. I can't decide what to do and can't seem to get started. I'm a-twitter!

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Blogger Cookala said...

Heya, Julie. Just do it. Get your paperscraps and glue and scissors and coloring pens and paint and ephemera together and sit down and do it. Pick a theme and go from there.

Or, another great way to get into it is to join an ATC group - there's lots of them on the web.

I've joined about 10 swaps already, and mailed two sets of cards out.

Yahoo has two goodies - ATC_World and artiststradingcards (google them or google artist trading cards to get a list of web groups)

After you join a group, they should have a swap database or an area/forum where you can browse for current swap offerings. All the details of what to make, how many to make, the deadline,etc is included.

I find having a deadline really gets me motivated! and the theme helps me come up with ideas for what to make.

Both of the groups I joined are busy busy busy - lots of emails flying about in the message forum and lots of swaps to choose from.

I've already mailed out cards for 2 Valentine's swaps and am now working on the Wizard of Oz and Corny CLiches (heh, at last, a useful place for cliches!).

Figure what kind of cards you'd like to put into an album and do those swaps.

Another group I just joined is called nervousness. I haven't been active there yet (still lurking and getting the feel of the board) but it looks very promising.

(and yes, I generally bite off more than I can chew when I'm excited and interested in something. heh, as if I have more than 24 hours in a day!)


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