Monday, December 15, 2008

My, My December already?!

Wow, I can't believe that Christmas time is upon us already! It's that time of year when we send to loved ones and old friends, those annual Christmas cards. This year, why not send along a Christmas Artist Trading Card that you've made, or perhaps one that might be suitable for that one special person that you made a few months back. Share of bit of yourself this year; send an ATC to a loved one or that lost friend. You never know, you might just get one in return. One thing's for sure, it will bring a smile to someones face. As I always say, Sending Smiles!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Boy that's a mouth full!! Hey guys, I just had to let everyone know that Tim Holtz has created some last minute Christmas ATC stamps. There are 4 new ones available that are just amazing!! (Again, I use my favorite word, LOL). So check them out at the store site.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving to all! My Thanksgiving ATC using Inkssentials Crackle. Here is a special just for you.
I decided to add some goodies to the NEW 7 Gypsies ATC Tins. I am putting together a special ATC kit for those who purchase any of the new 7 Gypsies Artist Trading Card Tins; one kit for every tin that you buy. For example, if you purchase 3 tins, you will receive 3 special ATC kits, if you purchase 5 tins, you will receive 5 ATC kits and so on. The kit will features baseball cards; these are great to use for a sturdy background; I just cover them with cardstock, and then start creating my ATC. There will also be blank ATCs papers, ATC sleeves, foreign language ephemera and other misc. ephemera, fancy fibers, silver charms, waxed linen, misc. paper pieces, an assortment of embellishments, and whatever else I decided to stick in the kit. Each kit will be different. That way you can get a great assortment of things to help you create your artist trading cards, or other altered art projects. Special lasts until November 30, 2008.

Here is the link to the tins:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


One of my Halloween ATCs using the 7 Gypsies ATC Holder Color Photo Transparencies.

Here are the *NEW* ATC Tins from 7 Gypsies. They measure 4 inches tall, 3 inches across and 2 inches wide. A great storage tin or what?!
Here is the link to the 7 Gypsies Bluebird ATC Tin:

Here is the link to the 7 Gypsies Alterable Naked Silver ATC Tin:

Here is the link to the 7 Gypsies Measurement ATC Tin:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

NEW Prima Marketing Products

Wonderful products from Prima Marketing - they make more than flowers! ATC Clear Stamp Frames, Artful Collage Flowers (printed with foreign languages, music, vintage clip art and more) Collage Leaves, Prima Essential 5 Flowers Halloween & Christmas, 4 Seasons Velvet Leaves in Greens & Rust/Orange, 8 1/2" x 11" Collage Sheets on Mullberry Paper that comes in an amazing vintage print packaging (great for ATCs!!), Vintage 12" x 12" Transparency Collage Sheets designed by Tim Holtz and Prima Acrylic Pebbles in Time Gone By, Wanderust and Butterflies (Gorgeous!) and more. Come by the store and take a look! Their Mulberry Collage Sheets & Clear Stamps are a must have for ATC artists!
Prima Artful Pieces Mulberry Paper Collage Sheets

Prima Artful Pieces Mullberry Collage Sheets

Prima 12 x 12 Collage Sheet Transparencies - Book Pages

Prima 12 x 12 Collage Sheet Transparencies - Vintage Ads

Here is the link to the store to find these and many more new Prima Marketing products:

Friday, September 12, 2008



Some many of us are thinking about our fall/halloween ATCs and craft projects. I created a "Halloween/Fall" category so you won't have to hunt around the site for all of the different products. I have everything from the *New Making Memories Spellbound products, to Halloween collage sheets, orange and black Halloween fiber collections, festive fall colored paints, etc., etc. I will be continually ordering to keep products in stock as well as adding new things to.
Please email me if you are looking for any particular Halloween/Fall items and I will put a special order in just for you.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

15% OFF Stampers Anonymous' Tim Holtz & Teresa Collins ATC Stamps

I thought I would put these stamps on sale for you! Their stamps are cling mounted rubber stamps with the red rubber and grey foam padding already attached. They are ready to place on an acrylic block. You can also stamp by just holding onto the sides of the thick clear transparency card that the stamp comes on. I've tried this, and it does work. There are a total of 43 of their different stamps to choose from, so have fun.

Friday, September 5, 2008

ATC Folding Technique using goodie bag freebie

Hi Guys,
You know I am always give you a free clear bag of ATC goodies with every order that you place. It is usually enough collage type items to create at least 2 ATCs. So today I decided to see what I could come up with using my current "School Days" ATC giveaway pack. (papers to vary) The only other item that I used was the NEW 7 Gypsies ATC Naked Chipboard: File Folder. These are the exact size of an ATC, 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in., but the tab makes the back side measure 3 5/8". I also forgot to use the metal anchor. This is what the outside of the file folder looks like:

Here I creased, bent and glued down the 2 outer edges of the matted school teacher. By folding these edges this way you are able to competely close the ATC file folder, and this technique will also keep your ATC file folder from falling over when openned. This is a great folding technique that can be used with any theme that you are working on. If you are interested in the 7 Gypies File Folders they are only $1.93. Here is the link to that product at the store:
I hope you all are enjoying your freebie kits. Fall and Halloween kits will be coming out within the next few weeks. Happy ATC Making!!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh another thing....New products on the way!

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be receiving my order from Prima sometime this week. I will post some of the new products here once I have received that order. ie. Collage Flowers, Tim Holtz Transparencies, ATC stamps and more. I will also be adding new ephemera collage packets. I finally have put together packs of foreign language books, old newspapers, other aged books, antique playing cards, antique bingo cards and bingo pieces, ATC colored and texture paper sets, old and aged maps and pamphlets, tiny colored shells and antique music sheets.

You have to try these!!

I purchased these are the Craft and Hobby Show this summer and this adhesive is so wonderful, that I had to share with you. The glueRings are tiny double-sided adhesive diamonds that come on a roll, and you put it on your finger or thumb. Just slide a ring of glue onto your finger and roll it out. Then peel back the liner and press your embellishment, or paper etc. into place. It's so easy and an awesome tool!! I love it because it is so wide, and so much wider than my regular tape runner and it's half the price. It's the perfect tape to tape those hard to reach corners on your ATCs and those small die-cuts and embellishments. It is easily transferable, but also a permanent adhesive. There is also over 25 feet per roll, so this roll will last you a while. Do I sound excited, or what!?! If you purchase one of these and are not happy with it, you can send it back at my expense and receive a full refund. So what do you have to lose?
If you would like to order one of these, here is the link to that product. I also carry their vellum tape strips which are totally invisible when used with vellum.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tim Holtz July & August Challenge products are in stock!

We have Tim Holtz's July challenge products in stock. Here is the link to the Adirondack Color Wash products:

Below is a photo taken from Tim's blog showing him using the Color Wash. Here is the link for Tim's July Challenge:

We also have Tim's August Challenge products in stock. Here is a link to all the products at yourATCstore : His stamps are also available at the store, so don't miss those.

Below is another photo taken from Tim's Blog showing his August Challenge. Here is the link for his August Challenge:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Amazing Jewelry!

This photo was taken at Tim's Idea-ology Booth at the CHA Show, Chicago, IL. These beautiful necklaces were on display. So you see, his embellishments make beautiful unique pieces of art!

Here are the ones I made. I made a different one at his booth each day I was there. Looking for these products? Here is the link to them at the store. I'll try and keep them in stock for you. They would make amazing gifts.
Here's the link:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Just a quick post to let you all know that the NEW Stampers Anonymous' Tim Holtz ATC Background Stamps are here and ready to ship. These are the single stamps. They are also available in sets of 4 NEW* Stampers Anonymous' Creative Collages ATC Stamp Set & Stampers Anonymous' Eclectic Collages ATC Stamp Set. Here are just a few photos of the new ones:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I just thought I would put a quick note here to let you all know that I am putting on some of the NEW 2008 SUMMER RELEASE stamps. The new single Tim Holtz ATC stamps are currently on order, but I do have the set of 4 ATC stamps together. I also have new Teresa Collins Cling Mount Rubber Stamps. Great for ATCs and for the 7 Gypsies ATC Revolving Holder products. These are perfect for us ATC artists. There is another company that has ATC stamps that I ordered at the CHA Show, but I won't let that cat out of the bag until I have them in my hands. Come by and check them out. It may take me a while to get all of the stamps and things on, so just check out the "What's New" link on the left side of the homepage.

Here's a free copyright free image for you to use in your artwork. Just copy and save it. Enjoy!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Technique Challenge

Mosaic Background ATCs

Here is a new technique you can try. I call it Mosaic Background ATCs. I started with some colorful cardstock. This is a great technique to use up those paper scraps you have laying around. I cut the cardstock into 1 inch strips and then cut the strips into 1 inch squares. Now take a 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. blank ATC; this can be an old playing card or another piece of cut scrap. You will need to spread craft glue, glue stick, crafting medium etc. onto the whole card. I do it this way so I'm not gluing on one square at a time which takes a lot of time. I put my ATC into my Xyron 500 Create A Sticker (Let me know if you want me to order you one of these sticker makers; they fit a trading card perfectly.), then peel it off the paper. The sticker maker has now added sticker adhesive to one whole side. Now with glue on your whole card.......

Start at the top corner and arrange your cut 1 in. squares onto the ATC. Let the first one hang over a bit. Arrange the rest of them into the color scheme that you want, but remember this is your background, so just have fun placing them in any color order. Once you have placed your last square, turn your ATC over. Next, take your scissors and trim off the paper that is hanging over the edge of your ATC card. You can now stamp on an image, add some doodles or rub-ons. I just stamped on the words, "Live, Laugh, Love"

Now that you have an amazing mosaic background, you can now create your ATC. I added some stacked Prima Flowers and attached it with a white brad. I then cut and attached some poke-a-dot sheer green ribbon under the flower. I stamped the butterfly (stamp by Whipper Snapper) with Stazon ink, colored it with colorful markers to match my background, cut it out, and added a touch of glitter to make it sparkle. I then put a Pop-dot under the butterfly to make it stand out.

I drew my doodles on after I had attached my flower and butterfly. It was an afterthought, and it should have been done before I added the other things. Well, it shows I'm not perfect.

There you go. Give it a try. Post the ATC that you made using the Mosaic Background Technique into the store gallery, or send it to me by email ( - mark the email "Mosaic Background", along with your snail mail addy. I will then send you a bunch of the mosaic 1 in. squares that I used in creating this artist trading card. I'll even post a copy of it into the blog; with your permission, of course.

Here's the last of the pictures from CHA

Here is the photo of my crafting apron signed by altered artists Tim Holtz and Claudine Hellmuth:

Here is a new product by Karen Foster. This blank calendar was altered into an Advent Calendar.

This is the new Distress Crackle Paint shades. Now available in Silver, Gold, Copper, and Pearl. I have these on order and I can't wait until they come in.

Here are some photos from the Stampers Anonymous and Ranger Booths:

ATC Acrylic Album
Now is this cool, or what?? Picture this ATC's acrylic album with the protective film taken off. Can you imagine how amazing this would be if it was clear and altered with your ATCs inside. I was a little leary to order this, since it would be a special request. If you're interested, please comment on this post or email me and let me know. If I get enough interest in this ATC acrylic album, I can see about carrying these.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Guess Who?? Tim Holtz at CHA

Here is Tim Holtz at the Ranger Booth. He created all afternoon, giving demos of all of his products. He can do this with his eye closed, he is so good! His artistic ability just shines through whenever he is creating art. Simply incredible!

Here I am talking to Tim about his new ATC stamps. I asked if he could do a monthly challenge with his ATC Stamps for us ATC addicts. He said he would see what he could do. I have my fingers crossed!Here is a picture of Tim and I at his Idea-ology booth. We created necklaces with his embellishment line. After making a few of these I placed an order for his necklaces, rings etc. Once I have them in stock I will post the photos of the necklaces I made, as well as other samples of what you can make with this product line. You will be able to make your own jewelry, or make them to give to friends and family as gifts or Christmas presents.
Here is an ATC that was made with one of Tim's new ATC stamps. And here they are......his 8 NEW ATC STAMPS!!! They are still being made, but as soon as are available I will have them in stock. I'll post the blog once I have them at the store for purchase.

More Maya Road Samples from the Summer CHA Show

Once you see these, you'll want them. Maya Road has created some beautiful chipboard albums. I can't wait for my order to be delivered! I'm not sure when they will be available, so keep checking back. Remember my prices are below retail, so you always save money when you shop at yourATCstore.