Friday, June 5, 2009

It's a good day! My sister-in-law and I made it to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, and we found some good things. Jan had never been to one of the conventions, and she had a blast. We found some 12x12 metallic CS for 25 cents a sheet. Yep! What woman can pass up a bargain?
We didn't stay as long as we would have liked, but we still had a good time. I found a set of the scalloped Nestabilities that works with the plain set I already have. There were loads of Nestabilities in that booth, and I could have bought a whole lot more. I did restrain my retail instincts, though, against my baser "gottahave" instincts.
This scan today is an ATC I made recently ... simple and quick. The base is a scrap of black CS covered with two types of patterned paper. I don't remember who makes the paper on the top, but I found the striped paper on the bottom in a package at Walmart. The solid blue strips were more CS scraps, and the buckle is a tab top from a can of CocaCola. The black "stamp" stamp is from the Firecracker USA stamp set from Elemental Doodles. After stamping it, I masked it and stamped the face of one of the Forest Fairies in the center. She is colored with Copic markers and Twinkling H2Os and mounted on the ATC using foam tape.
This post is short today because I feel a great responsibility to my purchases this week. In other words, I have to go play!


  1. What a neat ATC, love the stamp this way, wonderful idea :)
    Glad you had a few great finds at your convention!

  2. I love this ATC....and you've inspired me to collect the pop tops from our cans. LOL I never would have thought to use them as embellishments on ATCs or cards. LOL