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    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

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ATC#1: You’ve Got Mail

Inspiration: Think Monday – Think ATC Weekly Challenge – “You’ve Got Mail”

This is my first ever Artist Trading Card.  It’s basically two playing cards glued together with a “door” cut out
to make a little mailbox. Inside I glued a picture of some mountains
and a highway that I cut out of a state map, made a tiny envelope out of some scrap paper and stuck a stamp inside.  The tab to pull the stamp out of the envelope is actually a tiny scrap I cut off an envelop from the day’s mail! I used
acrylic paints and watercolors to color the piece.

You've Got Mail

I’ll post more pictures to do with the making of this card – but right now my computer’s bein’ an SOB when it comes to uploading pictures, and I’ve done lost my patience!  LOL

If you’re really dying to see how this ATC was made, you can visit here.  I’ve been cross-posting since I started this blog – trying to figure out which format I like better: WordPress or Blogger.  They both have their ups and downs…  If you have any insight, please be sure to share!

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One Response

  1. Comments on this project can be found here:
    http://mycreativeyear.blogspot.com/2009/02/atc1-you-have-mail.html#comments

    Thanks for checking in!

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