Thursday, July 7, 2011

K is for.... Kangaroo King

Collage ATC

ATC for the K is for ....ATC Swap in swap-bot

J is for...Jacket

Collage ATC

I made this ATC for the J is for ....ATC Swap in swap-bot

USA ATC #16 Kansas Swap

USA ATC #16 Kansas Swap

Collage ATC

For the USA ATC #16 Kansas Swap at swap-bot

USA ATC #15 Iowa Swap

USA ATC #15 Iowa Swap
Collage ATC

For the USA ATC #15 Iowa Swap at swap-bot

Sunday, June 19, 2011

USA ATC #14 Indiana

USA ATC #14 Indiana
Collaged ATC for the "USA ATC #14 Indiana" series swap at swap-bot

Arms of the Angel

Collage ATC

I so love the Zetti style that I decided to use it for this atc. I designed this ATC for trading with the ladies of my local ATC group. The theme was "Song Lyrics" and for my song I chose the theme song from City of Angels, "Arms Of The Angel" by Sarah McLachlan.

I is for... Iced Tea

Collage ATC made for the "I is for... " swap at swap-bot.

I created the iced text and reflection in PS using a tutorial found HERE. I used clear embossing powder to give it and the glass a shinny/wet look and white embossing powder to accent the frost on top of the letters. I cut all the pieces and attached them to the background with mounting tape to give the image a 3D look.

Vintage Series #1 - The Lady ATC

Collage ATC for the "Vintage Series #1 - The Lady" swap at swap-bot

Happy 4th of July

Collage ATC

I designed this ATC for trade with the ladies in my local ATC group. I also made two additional copies for trade.

USA ATC #13 Illinois

USA ATC #13 Illinois
Collage ATC for the USA ATC #13 Illinois swap at swapbot

H is for...Hair

Collage ATC for the "H is for..." swap at swap-bot

Monday, May 30, 2011

Busy ATCing weekend!

After loosing all my files when my storage drive pooped I had to redo a lot of the work. This put be behind on my ATC swaps so I just spend the last four days getting back on track. Here are all the ATCs I worked on....

Zetti ATC Swap at

Zetti ATCs

April PAT (Pick A Theme) Swap at

April PAT Swap

Romance and Vintage France Swap at

Romance and Vintage France

Since I didn't have too much to do, I made an extra card! lol

G is for...

I forgot I had already made this card (before the mishap) so I did the origami ATC I posted a few days back but I will send this one for the G is for... Swap at

G is for... Geisha

F is for... Swap at

F is for...

USA ATC #12 Idaho at

USA ATC #12 Idaho

And finally here are two cards I made for a private swap. I totally missed the deadline to sign up for the USA ATC #11 Hawaii swap. The gracious hostess generously offered to send me a copy of the card she made for this swap. For her sweetness, I offered to send her a card in exchange. Although she said it was not necessary, I want to send her something in return and since I knew I would be making all this cards I told her I would make an extra for her....well I made two...she definitely deserves them!

Zetti Pink Flamingo and Geisha
hope she enjoys them =)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

G is for... Geisha

G is for.... Swap at swap-bot
Trying my hand at origami =)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pliers / Tools Holder

"Necessity, who is the mother of invention" ~Plato~

The other day I was looking for something to hold/organize my jewelry pliers and tools. I first searched the internet to see what I could find. I found different ones ranging from $9-$25 (+ shipping).

Pliers Racks
These are some pliers holders I found.  Besides the cost, I also had to deal with having to wait....and wait...and wait...for it to arrive *big sigh*. Have I ever told you that I am impatient specially when I an on a mission? Well, this day I was in one of my "organizing missions" and I did NOT want to siree bob!
Sooooooo... I looked around my craft room for something I could use for this purpose. In the recycled containers area, I found this large margarine tub and ding ding ding...*IDEA*!!!! this is the pliers holder I came up with. In case you want to make your own, here is a quickie set of instructions below.

- Recycled large plastic tub/container shape and materials are up to you. I used an "I can't believe is not butter" margarine tub. I prefer a round plastic container because I want to place it on a Lazy Susan on my work table. And, the plastic in this tub was very easy to cut with the scissors.
- Recycled small glass jar that fits inside the tub and lets you close the lid. (the one I used holds mushrooms)
- A circular object/template. Approximately 1" (2.5cm)
- Sharpie or maker
- Small scissors
- Hot glue gun (not shown)
Pliers/Tools Holder

1. Remove the lid from the tub and draw small circles around the edge. Leave 1/2 - 3/4" space between each circle.
2. Draw a larger circle in the center of the lid. Use the lid from the glass jar or the jar itself (the lid will not be used in this project).
3. If you choose to, paint the outside of your container and lid now. Wait for it to be completely dry.
4. Hot glue the glass jar inside the tub, in the center.
5. Place the lid back on the tub and VOILA! you have a pliers/tool holder....Enjoy!
Cost: $0 or if you choose to paint your container and don't already have some on hand (I did), the cost would be that of the spray paint.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Turtles ATC Swap

Hand drawn watercolor set for the above swap at Swap-bot

Life is a Hoot

hand drawn/painted with watercolors and micro pens

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bizzare Holidays - May

Set of atcs made for the above swap at

Mediums: Hand drawn, watercolors, collage images printed on cardstock, embossed, ink distressed.

May 6 - Beverage Day - Bottle and cocktail glass are embossed with clear embossing powder for a glass effect.
May 8 - No Socks Day - Hand drawn feet and decorated in zentangle style with different with black micro markers
May 16 - Wear Purple for Peace Day - hand drawn and digitally colorized dress and hanger. Dress hem line decorated with lace paper punch
May 19 - Frog Jumping Jubilee Day - Hand drawn watercolor

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vintage Photos-Collage & Mixed Media ATC's

ATC set made for the above swap at AFA.
Collage ATCs. peeling paint technique, distressed with ink.

I found a tutorial for the peeling paint technique HERE and HERE

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let It Rain!

I made this set of ATCs for the "April Showers Bring May Flowers" swap at

Digital image of girl with umbrella printed on watercolor paper. Background is watercolor. Flowers were cut with flower punches of different sizes and shapes and adorned with mini rhinestones. Stems and grass were painted with markers.


USA ATC #2 Alaska
Collage ATC for a private make-up swap for the "US ATC Swap at swap-bot.

Background was created by layering the map of Alaska over the state's flag. I created a brush for the seal and added the collage items that were printed on cardstock.


Collage ATC made for the US ATC #10 - Georgia! swap at swap-bot


Collage ATC created for the US ATC Swap at swap-bot. This is a private make-up trade

Monday, April 4, 2011

Marie Antoinette and French Gentlemen - AVAILABLE

Inspired by the Sweet Marie Antoinette Swap at

Available for trade. For availability please visit my AFA gallery HERE and read the comments section.
AFA User name = flowerlily64