Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kelly Charters Choir Boy Christmas themed ATC

Here is Kelly Charters YouTube video, another one of our Design Team Members.  Watch as she shows you this month's ATC kit, and shows you how she created her Christmas Choir Boy Artist Trading Card.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Melissa Lambert's Christmas Choir Boy ATC and YouTube Video

Here is Melissa Lambert, one of our Design Team Members, and also known for her popular Dollipop Productions YouTube videos.  Watch as Melissa shows you what is included in this month's ATC kit.  She also walks you through her creation of her Christmas Choir Boy ATC that she made from this month's kit.

Here is her Christmas Choir Boy ATC.  Isn't he adorable!  I think she did a fantastic job!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Christmas Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is the 2014 December ATC Kit of the Month - Christmas Choir Boy
Here is what is included in this month's ATC kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of double-sided Flurry, from Bo Bunny's Christmas Collage Collection (looks like falling snow)
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from the double-sided Bo Bunny Christmas Collage paper
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Elf Magic Chorus, a different collection, but a great coordinating piece
1 - 2 in. x 3 in. vintage piece of sheet music cut from a 1955 Christmas music book titled A Treasury of Christmas Songs and Carols.  This is great to use as a mat for the collage image
1 - vintage collage image of a little choir boy singing that has been created by Lisa
1 - mini ephemera piece with glitter on the back side. There are 3 different pieces chosen for this kit.  There is a mini post card, a cardinal bird and a Santa.  One of these will be included in the kit.
2 - piece of foiled ribbon.  Four has been chosen for this kit, as shown in the photo.  2 different pieces will be included in the kit.
1 - 7 inch long piece of gold or silver 1/16 in. ribbon cording.  One will be included in the kit.
1 - Silver music note charm
And lastly, a clear ATC sleeve.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Melissa Lamberts ATC for November's ATC kit of the Month

Melissa shows her ATC and shows you what is in the November's ATC kit of the Month


Here is Design Team Member, Melissa's November Paris ATC

Here is Design Team Member, Marlene's November Paris ATC

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November Paris Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is the November ATC Kit of the Month

This is a Paris themed ATC kit that was a lot of fun to put together for you.  Here is a listing of the kit contents:
2 - 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of cardstock, one with Fleur-de-lis and the other looks like distressed music paper.
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of cream cardstock with cursive writing
1 - 3/4 in. x 4 in. piece of cardstock with real red roses
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1\2 in. ATC cut from black Bazzill cardstock to use as your background if you choose
1 - Eiffel Tower image and Paris word that has been stamped onto white glossy paper with Staz-on Black Ink.  These are great to cut out and include on your ATC.
1 - a piece of red and black plaid checkered ribbon
1 - a narrow piece of cream and black chevron ribbon
1 - bronze Eiffel Tower Charm 
1 - bronze flourish charm that can also be used to decorate your ATC
1 - a red flower that has been punched from red paper to match the kit.  It has a black faceted rhinestone that has been glued in the center.
And lastly, a clear ATC sleeve.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OFF TO HAITI FOR OUR WEEK LONG MISSION TRIP Oct. 30th - Nov. 10th




We will be leaving for Haiti on Oct. 30th to visit the orphanage that my daughter's organization helps in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, The DamabiahOrphanage.  We will return back to the states on Nov. 10th.  All orders will be shipped in the order that they were received once I return to work.  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's Will. 
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 27 year old daughter has started.  2 mission trips per year to help the orphans in the country of Haiti.  100% of all donations go to help the 78 orphan children at Damabiah.  Photos will be uploaded everyday during our visit, so please follows us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HeartsHelpingHaiti

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kelly Charters October Halloween ATC

Here is Kelly's ATC that she made from this month's kit of the month.  Her ATC is so adorable and created just for you!

I tried to post her YouTube video here, but I couldn't get the link to work, so please click on the link below to view her YouTube video to see how she created her Halloween ATC.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Melissa Lambert's Halloween ATC

Here is Melissa's YouTube video where she creates her ATCs from this month's ATC Kit of the Month

Here is Melissa's first ATC

 Here is Melissa's second ATC


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Marlene's Halloween Artist Trading Card created from this month's ATC kit

Here is Marlene's Halloween ATC made from this month's ATC kit of the Month

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month - Gothic Halloween

Gothic Arch Halloween Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month for October 2014
Come by and place your order during the month of October and receive this kit for free.


Here is what is included in this month's free kit:
2 - 3 in. x 4 in. pieces of Heidi Grace Designs Halloween Double sided cardstock papers
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC that has been cut from Core'Dinations Kraft with Velvet Dots paper
1 - rectangular Jack O Lantern cut from a piece of Creative Imaginations Harvest Moon Jack O Lantern
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of Paper Pizazz Halloween Stripes
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Purple Heart Bazzill paper
1 - 1/4 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'Dinations Glitter paper Ball Gown
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Junkitz Whimsical Halloween with Halloween Spooky Word Phrases
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Gothic Arch Template to cut out your ATC into the shape of a Gothic Arch. You decide which paper you want to use as your arch background piece.
1 - a Halloween witch girl collage image that has been created for this kit by Lisa.  PLEASE NOTE:  THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT COLLAGE IMAGES IN THE PHOTO; ONLY ONE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE KIT.
1 - a small glitter piece of silver ribbon that says, "Boo!" and has a bat next to it.
1 - a purple flat back resin circle to use on the top peak of the arch.
1 - clear artist trading card sleeve
1 - a piece of ribbon to glue to the curved top of your Gothic arch if you choose to use it for that.  5 different ribbons have been chosen to go with this kit.  Only one of the ribbon pieces below will be included in the kit.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

YouTube Video from design team member - Sept. 2014

Here is Kelly Charters YouTube vidoe as she describes the current Wizard of Oz kit as well as talk about their Artist Trading Card that she creating using this month's kit.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

An ATC from another new design team member!

This Wizard of Oz ATC was created by our talented design team member, Kelly Charters.  I love how she added the glitter to the background paper, and made the Yellow Brick Road from the yellow glitter paper that is included in the kit.   She also cut out the words from the L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz page piece that was also included in the kit.  Thanks Kelly for your unique Wizard of Oz ATC!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Another Wizard of Oz Artist Trading Card for you!

This was created by Marlene Plasencia, one of our design team members.  She made her ATC using this month's free ATC kit of the month, The Wizard of Oz.  I love how she added glitter to her ATC and the creative way she came up with making the Yellow Brick Road by using the yellow ATC included in the kit. 

Artist Trading Card by Marlene Plasencia



Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Design Team Member!

I would like to introduce Melissa Lambert as another one of our new design team members.  I am so happy to have this amazing artist on our team.  She has a wonderful talent for filming YouTube videos.  You can find her YouTube channel at Dollipop Productions


Just look at Melissa's Wizard of Oz ATC.  Check out her video as she creates her Artist Trading Card from this month's ATC kit.

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is this month's themed Artist Trading Card kit

*Here are the 3 different collage images used for these kits, as well as the coordinating silver charm for each image.  One will be included in the kit.

Here are the kit contents for this month's kit:
2 - different 3 in. x 4 in. Wizard of Oz Paper pieces that have been cut 6 different papers from the Paper House Productions Wizard of Oz paper collection.  Papers shown below.
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. yellow ATC card
1 - 1/4 in. 4 in. piece of yellow glitter paper
*1 - collage image of either the Wicked Witch of the West, Glenda the Good Witch, or the characters walking towards the Emerald City.  One will be included in the kit
1 - collage small collage image of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin man and the Cowardly Lion on the Yellow Brick Road.  Also included is a royal blue cardstock piece to use as a matte for this image.  There is also an image of a pair of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers which includes a red cardstock piece to use as a matte for this image, and an image with the words "The Wizard of Oz".  All five of these images and papers are included in the kit.
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. paper piece of a page taken from the L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  This has so many quotes for you to cut apart and use on your ATC. and for use on future Wizard of Oz ATCs that you might create.  
1 - silver charm (3 different silver charms, a fairy wand, a scarecrow and a witch on a broom. One of these charms will be included in the kit)
4 - 3mm emerald green flat back gems
and lastly an ATC sleeve for your completed Wizard of Oz ATC.

Here are the 6 different papers that were used to create this month's kit.
 Glenda the Good Witch

Poppy Field

The Emerald City 2
   
Scarecrow

Wicked Witch

Dorothy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Enchanted Garden ATC from Marlene Plasencia

Here is an Enchanted Fairy ATC that has been created by our new design team member, Marlene Plasencia. 


Friday, August 1, 2014

Enchanted Fairy Artist Trading Card kit of the Month

Here is August's Artist Trading Card kit of the Month for 2014
"Enchanted Fairy" based on the papers from the Bo Bunny Paper Collection, Enchanted Garden.  This ATC kit will be given free with orders for the month of August 2014.
Here is what is included in this kit:
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided paper from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Enchanted Garden
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided paper from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Fairies
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC cut from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Spellbound
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided paper from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Imagine
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided paper from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Pathway
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided paper from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden - Romance
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of sequin covered paper in coordinating colors
1 - piece of sequin circles ribbon
1 - piece of lavendar ribbon
1 - collage image that has been created by Lisa to match with this kit's colors. This image has been professional printed and cut from the collage sheet.
1 - Enchanted Fairy word phrase
1 - Junkitz corner anchor and 1 Junkitz long brad.  There are 3 different colors of brads and corner anchors - lavendar, turquoise blue and lime green.  You will receive 1 corner anchor and 1 brad in 2 different colors.
Lastly, you will receive a clear ATC sleeve for your completed ATC card.

Our first design team member!

I am proud to announce Marlene Plasencia as our first design team member.  She joined us last month and has created 2 amazing ATCs from our monthly Artist Trading Card Kits that are given free with purchases made from our online store.  Her shabby chic style and love for vintage things are expressed in her artwork.  I truly admire her techniques and talents every time I see her new creations.  They are truly beautiful and one of a kind!

 Her is Marlene's ATC that she created using our June 2014 Artist Trading Card kit of the Month


 This is her ATC that she created using our July 2014 Artist Trading Card kit of the Month


We are looking for a few more design team members.  If you are interested in becoming one of our design team members, then please email me at yourATCstore@comcast.net  Please send along a few photos of your Artist Trading Card creations that best represent YOU as an ATC artist, as well as any links to online galleries, videos, pinterest, blogs, etc. so we can view your ATC artwork.   If chosen you will receive free Artist Trading Card kits of the month and will need to come up with a one of a kind ATC using the kits contents.  You will need to post your projects on your active blog, Facebook or Pinterest etc.  Your photos will also be shared on our blog and Facebook Page too.  Looking forward to hearing from you!  
Always Sending Smiles,
Lisa

Lisa Dawson, Owner
www.yourATCstore.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Here is my "By the Sea" Artist Trading Card

This Artist Trading Card was created with the contents of this month's ATC kit of the Month.  What a great kit to get in the mood for the 4th of July and the summer beach weather.  The only other 2 items that I used to create this ATC was a pair of scissors and some glue.  This "By the Sea" ATC will be given free with every order placed during the month of July 2014.  Head over to the store at www.yourATCstore.com

By the Sea Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month - July 2014

Here is this month's ATC kit of the Month
"By the Sea" based on the papers from the Graphic 45 Paper Collection

Here is a list of what you will find in this month's ATC kit"
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. double-sided piece of Graphic 45 By the Sea - Beachcomber
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. double-sided piece of Graphic 45 By the Sea - Pier 45
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. double-sided piece of Graphic 45 By the Sea - Splash
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC sized card cut from the double-sided Graphic 45 By the Sea - Set Sail
1 - image sheet with 7 different beachy stamped images using Staz On Black Ink and stamped onto cream colored heavy cardstock.  Images include a frame that you can cut out, as well as a piece of nautical rope, a sea shell, a seahorse, a compass, large anchor and small anchor.  All these can be cut out and used to create your By the Sea Artist Trading Card.
1 - nautical red and white ribbon piece
1 - twisted burlap ribbon piece
1 - small silver starfish charm (you can easily cut the loop off with a pair of sharp scissors)
1 - retro nautical beach beauty collage image (I have chosen 2 different retro beach beauties for this kit.  The images have been professional printed.  One of the two images will be included in each kit).  If you are placing an order and would like a specific one, then just leave a note in the comment section when you check out. (either the one on the boat or the beach side image)
2 - tiny star shaped brads.  These can be used to attach your image of use in the center of the compass.  I used them at the end of the rope image in my ATC.
and of course, lastly a clear Artist Trading Card sleeve for your completed "By the Sea" ATC.
This kit should be a lot of fun with 3 great double sided papers from the By the Sea Collection.

Below are the 4 different papers that I chose for this kit.  This way you can see all 8sides.

 Set Sail
Beachcomber
Splash
Pier 45

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month for June 2014
"Love, Peace, Beauty"
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Heidi Swapp Fixed Floral
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'dinations Lemonade yellow paper
1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Little Yellow Bicycle Paisley magenta floral paper
1 - 1 in. x 3 1/2 in. piece of Core'dinations Leapfrog green testured paper
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of Core'dination CoreCouture lime green glitter paper
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC from Little Yellow Bicycle's Flocked Kiss (magenta with flocked grey polka dots)
1 - 8 in. piece of Irish Waxed Linen in light green.  You can use this to string your charm to your ATC.
1 - Brass metal charm tag that in engraved with the word "Believe"
1 - Collage image of a floral beauty that coordinates with the paper in this kit, as well as 3 separate words Love, Peace and Beauty.  Cut these 3 words apart and glue them to your ATC.  Use one, two or all three.
7 - flat back gems.  1 iridescent gem, 2 pearl yellow gems and 4 smaller light green pearl gems
and one ATC sleeve

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month with a coffee theme


Here is a list of what will be included in this month's kit:
3 - 4 in. x 3 in. pieces from Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because paper collection.  This paper is double sided paper meaning that you will have 6 different designs to choose from. 
1 - 3 2/3 in. x 5/8 in. Bazzill Wedgewood Blue Paper
1 - 4 in. x 1/4 in. Bazzill NavyBlue Paper
1 - 1/4 of a paper doily that has been cut from a round paper doily
1 - 2 3/4 in. piece of white crocheted ribbon
1 - Coffee drinking girl image that has been professionally printed (2 are pictured in the photo; one image will be included in this kit.)
1 - KEEP CALM and MAKE COFFEE advertisement that has been professionally printed
1 - double-sided coffee pot silver charm
1 - wedgewood blue brad to be used to attach the charm to your ATC. 
1 - White 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Artist Trading Card
and lastly, an artist trading card sleeve

 Below you can find the 3 papers used for this kit so you can see all 6 sides
Just Because - Full Bloom

 Just Because - Linen & Lace

Just Because - Let's Do Coffee

Below is a photo of my ATC that I created using this month's ATC kit.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Welcome Spring ATCs

Here are two different ATCs that I made from this month's kit, "Welcome Spring"


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

OFF TO HAITI FOR OUR WEEK LONG MISSION TRIP April 4th - 11th


We will be leaving for Haiti on April 3rd to visit the orphanage that my daughter's organization helps in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, The Damabiah Orphanage.  We will return back to the states on April 11th.  All orders will be shipped in the order that they were received once I return to work.  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's Will. 
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 26 year old daughter has started.  2 mission trips per year to help the orphans in the country of Haiti.  100% of all donations go to help the 78 orphan children at Damabiah.  Photos will be uploaded everyday during our visit, so please follows us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HeartsHelpingHaiti

Photo taken November 2013 at the Damabaih Orphanage.  My daughter is at the bottom left and I am on the far right side.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month April 2014 "Welcome Spring!"

April 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month
Welcome Spring! 

If you are like me, you have had enough of this winter.  This winter has been so cold and snowy in Indiana that I needed a kit to at least welcome Spring even though we are still experiencing cold weather.  Hopefully, the nice warmer weather will appear now that it is April 1st.  So here is my "Welcome Spring!" ATC kit for this month.  Receive this kit with all orders throughout the month of April.  

Here is a list of what will be included in this month's kit:
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ATC side double sided paper from Kaisercraft's Secret Bird Society Collection, Conceal
1 - playing card cut from the same collection, Classified (solid peach color on the opposite size)
1 - 1 in. x 4 in. piece from the same Kaisercraft collection, Undercover
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. double sided coordinating paper piece cut from Cosmo Cricket Something Borrowed Collection
1 - 8" piece of seafoam green and cream twisted baker's twine
1 - an adorable collage image of 2 birds on their nest in the soft seaform green color; it has been professional printed on glossy paper
1 - stamped image, birds on the limb, welcome spring! stamped on white paper with brown ink
1 - brown Bazzill cardstock piece to use as a mat for the bird collage image that is in this kit or use it for something else
1 - silver bird charm
1 - wood veneer bird, 8 different wooden birds of whcih one will chosen for each kit
1 - a beautiful guinea hen feather dyed in the seafoam green color
and lastly, an artist trading card sleeve (not pictured)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

my two "Luck of the Irish" St. Patty's Day ATCs

Here are my 2 ATCs using this month's St. Patrick's Day ATC kit.  See how they are totally different ATCs, but were made from the same exact kit.  I love the 3 different paper pieces that come in this kit.  They are double-sided which makes it fun when creating the ATC, because you have 6 different designs to choose from, plus the solid green can also used.

March Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month

Here is the March 2014 Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month
St. Patrick's Day
Luck of the Irish
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

Here is a list of what will be included in this month's kit:
3 - 4 in. x 3 in. pieces from Little Yellow Bicycle St. Patrick's Day paper collection.  This paper is double sided paper meaning that you will have 6 different designs to choose from.
1 - 3 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. Coordinations Green cardstock.  This paper can be sanded to reveal a lighter shade of green.
1 - printed piece of St. Patrick Day themed ribbon piece (I chose 5 different patterned ribbons as shown in the photo, of which 1 will be included in the kit)
1 - glittered piece of ribbon (2 different shades shown in photo, of which 1 will be included in the kit)
1 - St. Patrick's Day girl that has been professional printed
1 - word phrase, "Luck of the Irish" and an Irish blessing phrase, "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow."
1 - large shamrock sequin that is gold on one side and green on the other side.
a pinch of different St. Patrick's Day themed sequins
a St. Patrick's Day sticker (30 different stickers will be used for this kit; one is shown for you).
a piece of green foil dresdan paper
and lastly, an artist trading card sleeve

This is just a closer look at the image and words used for this month's kit.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Here is my "Love Birds" Artist Trading Card


Here is the February Valentine Artist Trading Card Kit of the Month, "Love Birds"


February's free ATC kit titled, "Love Birds" a Valentine themed kit


Here is a list of the items found in this month's Artist Trading Card Kit titled, "Love Birds": 
I have chosen to use one of Basic Grey's older paper collection, Kissing Booth.  I fell in love with the birds as well as the colorful coordinating papers in this collection.  Here is what you will find in this kit:

1 - 3 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Kissing Booth paper
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Dozen Roses paper
1 - 1 1/2 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Pucker Up paper
1 - 3/4 in. x 4 in. piece of double-sided Better Half paper
1 - 1/2 in. x 4 in. coordinating brown glitter cardstock
2 - hearts cut from their Heartbreaker paper (shown below)
 

3 - birds cut from their Oh Darling paper (shown below)



1 - scalloped vellum die-cut with a rose in the middle
1 - small silver princess crown charm
2 - small foam pop dots
1 - red heart sequin
1 - 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. pink pearl paper ATC card                                                             
1 - ATC clear sleeve