Friday, August 27, 2010

End of August Free Artist Trading Card Kit

This is the FREE Artist Trading Card kit for the remainder of the month of August. This kit will also be given for orders in September until the "Elementary School" ATC kit is ready. We ordered new release papers for this kit at the Craft and Hobby Show in July. They haven't arrived at the store yet, but as soon as they do, the September "Elementary School" Artist Trading Card kits will be put together, photos uploaded to this store blog, and then placed with the September orders for the remainder of that month. The photo below shows the front and back of the 2 - 3" x 4" pieces of travel cardstock that you will receive in this kit. You will also receive a vellum sticker cut from the travel sticker collection sheet below the kit photo. A vintage postcard image, a strip of FabRips from Studio Calico to match the papers (you can cut into the FabRips piece determining how wide you would like it, and then just hold the sticker strip down and rip, creating a fringed piece of fabric ribbon). Also included is 3 small maps die-cut circles, a strip of brown fiber, and of course, a blank ATC card and sleeve for your ATC after it is created. You will also receive a silver sun charm that is not included in the photo below.

This is the travel sticker collection sheet. You will receive one of these with your kit.

Here is my Artist trading card using the kit. The arrows were cut out of the backside of the camera paper. I will demonstrate the map flower in my next newsletter.

Here is the same ATC, but with a pleated paper flower in the center. I will also demonstrate how to make this one in the newsletter too. So if you are not registered for our newsletter, go sign up for an account at and place a check in the newsletter box.
If you would like to purchase the "Documentary" papers from Studio Calico, then you can click on the links below to be directed to them at the store.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Photos from the Summer Craft & Hobby Show

Hey guys! Just thought you all would enjoy seeing some photos that were taken at the Summer CHA Show that took place July 27-29th, 2010. It was held in Chicago, IL. It was 4 great days of fun, great conversations, crafting and sore feet.

This is the famous ATC artist, Bernie Berlin, author of Artist Trading Card Workshop. She was at the Art-C Booth at the show, a new brand from the C-Thru Ruler Co. The Art-C line is dedicated to mixed media artists and the of course, the ATC sensation. These great Artist Trading Card products that will be shipping in October. I can't wait to get these in amazing products in the store. You can see some of the new products behind us in the photo.

Here is a photo of some Artist Trading Cards that she created.

Hum, wonder who this is, LOL?! The incredible Tim Holtz. Oh, and me of course! This was early morning, so I don't look too awake yet. He was autographing his Sizzix, Texture Fades Embossing Folders which I was fortunate to receive; one of which will be given away to one lucky winner in the first yourATCstore October ATC swap/contest. Watch our blog and newsletter for details later.

Here is the beautiful Teresa Collins and I in front of her new scrapbooking line. She also has a new jewelry line full of sparkle and bling~ It was fun doiing the make and takes with her new product lines at her booth.

Here is a photo of with Suze Weinberg, one of the Signature Artists at Ranger Industries. Her demos were so neat to watch. She's amazing and fun!

Of course, I had to get my photo taken with Tim again. He also autographed my art apron for the second time; first time was in 2008. Tim's demos were great to watch! I also enjoyed his product samples that he created, as well as seeing and touching all of the new Idea-ology and Ranger products that will be released this Fall.

Friday, August 13, 2010

August FREE Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

August FREE Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month
Here is one of my artist trading cards that I made from the kit~

Here is another artist trading card that I made from the kit.

August ATC Kit of the Month
Here is the August Artist Trading Card kit of the month. This kit is given free with every order placed in the month of August. A Travel ATC Kit will be created soon for the end of this month. This will be posted when available, but for now the "All That Glitters" will be the kit you will receive. This month's theme is, "All That Glitters" full of glam, glitter and sparkle. You will receive 1 of the 3 in. x 4 in. glittery patterned pieces of cardstock (shown on the far left), plus one of the other 3 in. x 4 in. pieces. (Either the light blue or yellow). You will also be receiving both of the ribbon pieces shown, some lime green round sequins, a baby blue gem or pearl, 2 round yellow glitter balls and a square gold brad that has been dipped in orange glitter to match the cardstock. Also in this kit is an image are cut from the yourATCstore Actress Beauties from the 30's, 40's & 50's Collage Sheet and the word phrase ALL THAT GLITTERS. Of course, there will be a blank ATC, and an ATC sleeve to place your masterpiece in once you have created your ATC.