Monday, December 2, 2013

Tis the Season is the December ATC Kit of the Month

Tis the Season Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is the list of the products that can be found in this month's kit:
1 - 4 in. x 3 in. cut from the 12"x12"  Echo Park Tis the Season Collection Dashing Reindeer
1 - 4 in. x 3 in. cut from the 12"x12"Echo Park Tis the Season Collection Seasonal Ornaments (this is the piece of paper used to cut the ornaments out for your ATC)
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of glittery black cardstock (glue your ornaments onto this and then cut out leaving a border to make your ornaments stand out)
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in.piece of grey/black gemstone cardstock
1 - 3 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Echo Park's Red/Cream cardstock
2 - pieces of ribbon (1 vintage cream lace ribbon and 1 coordinating chevron ribbon)
1 - word phrase "Tis the Season"
a pinch of different colored sequins (layer and glue the different sizes and colors then decorate the ornaments that you have cut out from the Seasonal Ornaments paper piece)
 2 - red tiny gem stickers and 2 tiny clear beads (use these by gluing them onto your sequin layers)
1 - piece of verigated olive, red and white baker's twine (to make the strings for your ornaments)
1 - clear ATC sleeve to place your Tis the Season ATC inside

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 2013 Kit of the Month - Steampunk

Here is our November Artist Trading Card kit of the Month
Steampunk
 

Here is the list of contents for this month's kit:
2 - 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of double-sided cardstock from Prima Marketing's Craftsman Mechanic Collection. (This is great for Steampunk ATCs!)  3 different 12 in. x 12 in. cardstock papers have been chosen for this kit.  2 different ones will be included in this kit.
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. denim blue/mustard yellow artist trading card
1 - piece of 3/4 in. x 4 in. rust background paper with clear embossed gears
1 - piece of 1/2 in. x 4 in. clear embossed ruler paper
1 - vintage collage images of either a hats off lady or man, an image of gears and a steampunk eyeglasses
1 - "Steampunk" word phrase
2 - different mechanical brads from the Prima Marketing Metal Vintage Mechanical Mini Brads from the Sunrise Sunset Collection.  Brads in antique silver, antique brass and antique copper.
1 - Steampunk gear charm (4 to chose from; one will be included in this kit)
1 - clear ATC sleeve

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Masquerade Party ATC Kit of the Month October 2013

Here is the Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month for October 2013 "Masquerade Party", a Halloween themed ATC kit.



Here is a list of the kit contents for this month's ATC kit:
1 - 4 in. x 3 in. orange Bazzill cardstock paper
1 - 4 in. x 3 in. cardstock paper from the Teresa Collins Masquerade Party Collection - Trick or Treat
1 - 4 in. x 3 in. cardstock paper from the Teresa Collins Masquerade Party Collection - Invitations
1 - 4 in. x 1/2 in. sequins and glitter specialty paper
2 - cardstock Halloween raffle tickets cut from Teresa Collins Masquerade Party Collection - Admit One
1 - cardstock collage image of a vintage masquerade party (5 different ones have been chosen for this kit, one of the five will be included)
1 - small strip of orange, black and clear rhinestones to glue onto your ATC card
1 - transparency word phrase, "Masquerade Party"
2 - round cardstock clocks punched from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Witching Hour
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 5/8 in. piece of Halloween ribbon and 1 Boo! ribbon piece
1 - bronze masquerade mask charm
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" blank white artist trading card and an ATC clear sleeve

Here is my Halloween "Masquerade Party" Artist Trading Card.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Secret Garden Artist Trading Card



Here is the front of my ATC card, and when you open the gate you can see "My Secret Garden" inside.  I love fussy cutting and that is what I did to create the flowers on the gate and at the top of my card.  You can also see my little garden fairy sitting on one of the flowers.  I place glue just along the body of the black butterfly die cut so that you can bend the wings to give the butterfly a 3-D look.  Mini brads where used to secure the left side of my gate so that I could open the gate.  All products seen here are included in this month's kit.



September 2013 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month "My Secret Garden" Here are the kit contents



This is what is included in this month's kit as well as some extra instructions to explain how I used these items to create my Secret Garden Artist Trading Card

1 - gold and glitter embossed stamped gate on cream paper (cut this gate out leaving about a 1/4 inch extra on the left side of the gate.  Then score right at the edge of the gold gate so that your gate can open.  I glued a tiny strip of paper over the 1/4 in. extra paper.  Then use the 2 mini brads included in this kit to create your hinge as seen in the photo of my completed ATC.  I then glued the green gem to create my gate handle.
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Coming Up Roses paper (I used this to cover the back side of my gate; great flowers to use too)
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Posy Patch paper (this has lots of flowers and things to cut out and use)
1 - 2 in. x 4 in. coordinating Secret Garden Pretty Primrose paper (this has great flowers to cut out and use on your gate)
1 - collage image of a sweet little girl in her flower garden that matches the paper (this image is included to use on your card as the image inside of the gate)
1 - My Secret Garden printed phrase
3mm color flatback pearls to use to embellish some of the flower centers
1 - little brass garden fairy charm (I cut the loop off and glued her on the top of one of the flowers in the girl's garden)
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Secret Garden April Showers ATC card
1 - Black die cut butterfly (glue the body in the center and bent the wings to create a 3-D moving butterfly)
1 - ATC clear sleeve

Thursday, August 8, 2013

My second "Greetings from the Seaside" ATC


This is my second "Greetings from the Seaside" artist trading card that I created using this month's kit.   You can see how different this ATC is compared to my first one, but they were both created using the same kit.  Let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Here is my "Greetings from the Seaside" ATC that I made from our August ATC Kit


August 2013 Greetings from the Seaside Beach themed ATC Kit

"Greetings from the Seaside", is the titled for our August Free ATC Kit of the Month

Here is a listing of the items included in this month's kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided cardstock that has gold glitter polka dots on one side and pastel baby blue with white stripes on the other.
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from Core'Dinations Kraft Core Shattered No. 15
1 - 2 in. x 3 in. bingo card
1 - Kodak cardboard slide mount frame and film photo from the 1970's
1 - vintage beach themed collage image from our Greetings from the Seaside Collage Sheet as well as a "Greetings from the Seaside" word phrase
1 - collage image of 3 seashells for you to cut out and use on your ATC
1 - piece of white gauze to create a faux fish net
1 - piece of natural mesh burlap jute ribbon to also create faux beach rope
1 - sand dollar die cut either a metallic white or tan
1 - starfish die cut either a metallic white or tan
1 - white blank ATC and a clear ATC sleeve

Friday, July 5, 2013

My "Kiss the Cook" Kitchen/Cooking Themed ATC

Here are 2 different artist trading cards that I created using this month's free ATC kit.  I loved fussy cutting these ATCs!  I also used a black Sharpie marker and Distress Ink Walnut Stain.   Enjoy!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Kiss the Cook July Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is the July ATC kit that will be given with orders throughout the month of July 2013
It is titled, "Kiss the Cook"


1 - 4 in. x 3 in. piece of vintage-looking kitchen patterened paper
2 - 4 in. x 2 in. piece of coordinating vintage-looking kitchen patterned paper 1 - white cardstock piece that has 2 cooking phrases, as well as 3 other vintage utensil images using black Staz-on Ink      (great to cut apart and using on your ATC).
1 - collage image of a vintage lady cooking (2 different ones have been chosen for this kit, one of the two will be included)
1 - vintage color collage image of 3 different mini cookbooks
2 - 3 in. x 1 in. coordinating paper pieces cut from the 6 in. x 6 in. paper pad that is a miniature version of the 12 in. x 12 in. papers used in this kit.
1 - a "Kiss the Cook" phrase
1 - piece of Creative Impressions Cooking Twill Ribbon
1 - piece of red and white striped baking twine
1 - bronze plate charm with 3 silverware pieces on it
1 - bronze knife, fork or spoon charm (one of the three will also be included in your kit)
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" blank white artist trading card and an ATC clear sleeve

Here is a closeup of some of the items included in this month's kit

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Here is my "Tropical Bird" Artist Trading Card Kit

 I made this artist trading card with everything that was included in this month's free ATC kit.   I still had some items left over to for other projects.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

June's ATC Kit of the Month is themed, "Tropical Birds".

June Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month 2013
"Tropical Birds"
You will receive this kit free with every order during the month of June 2013.



This is the paper I have chosen from this month's ATC kit.  I've had it for quite some time, and created this kit around this paper.  It is from Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Collection - Botanica.  I have cut this paper into 12 separate 3 in. x 4 in. pieces, so one of them will be included in your kit.
                

Here is a list of the other kit contents:

2 - 4 in. x 1 1/2  in. pieces of Bazzill coordinating cardstock
1 - 4 in. x 1 in. piece of cream peacock feathers paper
1 - 3 1/4 in. x 1/2 in. piece of red leather-like textured paper
1 - 4 in. x 1/2 in. piece of hunter green Bazzill cardstock
Below are the 4 different tropical bird images matching the Graphic 45 Botanica paper.  One will be included in the kit.
1 - 10 in. piece of hemp and a 10 in. piece of varigated coordinating yarn
2 - narrow pieces of tan and brown felt
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3/4 in. piece of leaf and palm tree fabric ribbon
2 - green tropical leaf shaped sequins
1 - silver parrot charm
1 - ATC clear sleeve

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May "Color me Silly" Zetti Artist Trading Card Kit

Here is the "Color me Silly" Zetti themed ATC Kit of the Month
This ATC kit will be included free with orders for May 2013

First of all, let me explain what Zetti Art, AKA Zettiology, is.  It is a term created by artist Teesha Moore, to describe her folk art type genre.  In Zetti art you will find humans mixed with animals, striped legs, a lot of bright colors, black and white patterns, doodling and outlining.  There are  mismatched faces and body parts with wings, party hats or crowns, and usually a lyrical or poetic phrase.  Basically, turning the ordinary into something whimsical  to make a new Zetti creature; somethng normal to fantasy.  Just wait, soon you will be clipping apart your magazines to create your own quirky Zetti ATC.

This is what is included in this month's ATC kit:

5 - different 1 1/4 in. x 4 in. pieces of brightly colored coordinating cardstock
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of coordinating paper
1 - mini dress pattern (you will need to cut and trace the pattern onto your choice of paper)
2 - Collage paper pieces; 1 with legs and arms and 1 with eyes, lower face and crown (there are 4 different zetti faces and 2 types of striped legs that have been chosen for this kit.  One of the 4 sets will be included).
1 - zigzag yellow or peach ribbon to use on the dress or crown (one of the 2 colors will be included in your kit)
1 - a "Color me Silly" phrases that has been printed on red gemstone paper
1 - flat backed glass flower  button to make a Zetti flower on your ATC
2 - micro mini metallic brads (you can use these to make the arms or the legs move like a puppet)
2 - small googly eyes
1 - silver bow charms
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" cream canvas textured artist trading card and an ATC clear sleeve

Ok guys! Get your Zetti on!

Here is my Zetti girl ATC.  I will be making a few more using the different mismatched face pieces that are included in this kit.


Here is another Zetti Color me Silly ATC.  I didn't use the bow or the mini brads when creating this one.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This is my April ATC

Here is my "Colorful Spring" Artist Trading Card that I created using our April ATC kit of the month.  I painted and glittered the naked chipboard embossed bird, but everything else was created with the items in the kit.

Just a few photos from our Haiti trip.

Christan House of Tomorrow's Children Orphanage, Port-Au-prince, Haiti
They remembered us.

My two daughters and I with some of the children.  They love touching us, even our hair, and they are so loving.  We constantly had children on our laps and standing and sitting all around us.  It's the best feeling in the world!

We have them each children a gift bag of goodies.  The boys had never seen a toy Matchbox Car and didn't even know how to play with them.  I put a track together that was given to us, and I would make car and honking sounds.  They would cover their mouths and giggle at me.  Then I would point and say, "ou", which is you, and they would give the car a push on the track.   Even the 16 year olds were playing.  Something so simple brought so much joy for these boys

This is my 25 year old daughter Jenny and I with 4 of the orphans.   She has founded the Non-Profit Organization, Hearts Helping Haiti, which is to help the poor orphan children in Haiti.   I am so amazed and proud of her for what she is doing!
To see more photos and to find out more, please feel free to click on the link:   Hearts Helping Haiti

Friday, March 29, 2013

OFF TO HAITI FOR A WEEK LONG MISSION TRIP

To all of my amazing customers at yourATCstore,
I will be leaving on March 30th to fill all of our army duffle bags with things for our orphange in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, The Christian House of Tomorrow's Children Orphange.  We will be leaving for Haiti on March 31st and will return back to the states on April 9th.  All orders will be shipped in the order that they were received once I return home.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone!  Please pray for us and keep us in your prayers every day as we do God' will.  Have a blessed Easter!
Sending Smiles, Lisa
Owner of yourATCstore
Please check out the Facebook link below that tells all about the Non-profit Organization, Hearts Helping Haiti that my incredible 25 year old daughter has started.  2 mission trips per year to help the orphans in the country of Haiti.
Please follows us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HeartsHelpingHaiti


Here is the April 2013 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

COLORFUL SPRING
This is the free Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month of April 2013 which is themed, "Colorful Spring".  This will be given free with orders during the month of April 2013.


1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Kaisercraft Secret Admirer (3 different ones shown in the photo, but the entire 12 in. x 12 in. sheet is included below)
1 - decorative bare chipboard piece for you to paint or distress
1 - phrase "COLORFUL SPRING"
1 - 1/4 in. x 1/4 in. x 1/4 in. handmade paper red rose with green wire stem (NOT SHOWN IN PHOTO)
1 - colorful fiber piece, 1 thin white white ribbon, 3 colored waxed linen (pink, green and yellow)
1 -  1 in. x 4 in. coordinating paper strip
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. coordinating paper strip 1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" blank white artist trading card
1 - 1/2 of a newspaper die-cut flower to be inked in bright colors to match (if you want to do that)
1 - a wider/thicker 2 3/4 in. x 3 3/4 in. ATC clear sleeve

This is the Kaisercraft Secret Admirer 12 in. x 12 in.  There are 12 different 3 in. x 4 in. images that will be used for this kit.  One will be included in this kit.


Here is just a sample of some of the decorative chipboard pieces that will be in this kit.  There are so many beautifully embossed chipboard pieces.  These can be painted with acrylic paints, inked with a sponge in the color of your choice, sprayed with misters, glittered, and so much more. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Here is my second Marie Antoinette Artist Trading Card

Marie Antoinette ATC made from the March 2013 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month.  I didn't use the floral frame, the printed flowers, or the pearl ribbon.  I just wanted to come up with something different then my first Marie Antoinette that I posted earlier.  Just another example of what can be made from our ATC kit.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Here is the March ATC Kit of the Month - Marie Antoinette

This is the free Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month of March 2013 which is themed, "Marie Antoinette".  This will be given free with orders during the month of March 2013.
2 - 3 in. x 4 in. double-sided cardstock pieces.cut from the 12 in. x 12 in. Chanson and the Ballade paper from the NEW Prima Marketing Divine Collection.
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. coordinating piece of paper.
1 - Marie Antoinette image which also includes a floral ATC frame that I created, along with 3 different flower images to cut apart and glue to her hair.  I have made 3 different Marie Antoinette floral frames and images. 
1 - silver masquerade mask charm (I cut off the loop before gluing it to Marie's face)
1 - 2 1/2 in. piece of faux pearl plastic beads on a string and 5 mini pearls to use for a necklace or hair piece
1 - a small strip of German Dresden Silver Fleur Border
3 - different Prima Marketing Mulberry Paper Flowers (see the mix of flowers pictured separately below)
3 Iridescent gems, 1 large round self adhesive pearl gem, and a pinch of small pink/purple seed beads to glue to the center of one of your Prima flowers. 
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" blank artist trading card and clear ATC sleeve


Here is my Marie Antoinette Artist Trading Card.  It was made with everything that was included in the March kit, and I had additional paper pieces left too.


Here is a photo of the different types of the Prima Marketing Mulberry Paper Flowers that will be used with this kit.  I will make sure to pick 3 different colors and shapes to go with each ATC kit that I make.  There are 100's of colors and shapes in this huge mix of Prima flowers perfectly sized for Artist Trading Cards. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Photo Booth Artist Trading Card

"Photo Booth" February ATC Kit 2013

Here is my ATC that I made this afternoon with our current free artist trading card kit, "Photo Booth".  I created this by using only the items that were included in this month's ATC kit.  I came up with so many different ones using the double-sided Film Strip cardstock piece and the tickets, but this is my final creation.  I loved the teal and cream striped back of the Film Strip paper and had a hard time chosing whether to use it with a piece of the film strip, but decided on this.  I may just open up another kit, just to create one more, LOL!  I will post one here and on my facebook page if I do.  I even had some items and paper scraps left over to use on a future ATC.  I keep all my scraps because the small pieces are perfect for such a small canvas size.  Enjoy!

"Photo Booth" Artist Trading Card kit of the Month for February 2013

February's Free ATC Kit of the Month
I decided this February not to do a Valentine's Day kit like I have the last three years.  By the way, you can still purchase any, or all of our previous ATC kits of the month by visiting: http://youratcstore.com/atc-kits-c-97.html

Here is what is included in our free Artist Trading Card kit this month(free with any order placed at www.yourATCstore.com this month)

1 - white 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. blank ATC, and an ATC crystal clear sleeve (not shown in photo)
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Filmstrip cardstock
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'Dinations Gala Gold cardstock (Can be distressed and sanded to show core)
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. Core'Dinations Dalmatian cardstock (can also be distressed and sanded to show core)
2 - tickets from a 12 x 12 Jenni Bowlin Studio Label Sheet Perforated Paper
2 - vintage tickets cut from a 7gypsies 12 x 12 Camden Collection - Columbia
1 - a red "PHOTO BOOTH" image, as well as a black & white image of a pointing hand to cut apart
2 - different vintage photo booth photos will be included; 48 different photos all together being used for kits
1 - small chipboard arrow; 6 different neutral colors and shapes being used for kits
4 - Ruby Red shiney Candi Dots with 4 Candi fix foam pads to attach the dots

Monday, February 11, 2013

January's free Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month 2013

January's "Snow Fairy" ATC Kit of the Month
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. light blue snow-glittered (the white dots are raised and sparkly)
1 - Scalloped rectangular die-cut cardstock in sky blue 
1 - Snow Fairy Image
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. strip of holographic stars adhesive decal 
1 - piece of May Arts White Mini Pom Pom ribbon
1 - piece of silver glitter ribbon or a piece of baby blue snowflake glittered ribbon
1 - a small piece of ribbon with snowflakes
1 - white snowflake brad
2 - pop-dots to use behind your Snow Fairy
1 - "Snow Fairy" phrase printed on parchment paper (not shown in the photo, but included in the photo below)
3 - white snowflake sequins
1 - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" blank white artist trading card
1 - ATC clear sleeve

                    Here is my Snow Fairy Artist Trading Card that I made from the above kit.
I put glitter on her wings to make them sparkle.   

Here is my 2nd Home for the Holidays ATC

December 2012 Christmas ATC kit titled "Home for the Holidays"; a house shaped artist trading card. 
 ATC example #2 made from December's free kit.