Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I have been so inspired by so many people lately that my head is spinning.

I am a member of ZNE and recently joined the ATC Swappers Group. This is the my first ATC for the swap.

I also thought of a way to use the wonderful Toile Fabric I received from Susan at Black Berry Creek . This is a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" Note Card. I put the fabric on the front and then did a collage with it and trimmed it with the cutest butterfly ric rac. I am pretty proud of the way it turned out.

I was also inspired by an image of my friend Jann over at A Vintage Heart's Great Grandmother, Rose. Jann gave her permission to take the image if we so desired and create with it and I did. It is such a cute image and I plan to use it often. In fact I have used it twice here on two different cards. The first one I used transparencies and the second one I used stamps from Inka Stamps and a line from an old Laura Ingles Little House on the Prairie Book. I know you are all gasping...the book is trashed, it is stained and torn and so I will put some of it to good use. I have a very nice copy of the book whick will stay in one piece.

Then I found this really bright colored fabric looking Mat Stack and an image from Victorian Trading Co and a little decor with a gold pen.

These and more will be listed in my Etsy Shop.

I am working on some clay pieces that I am really excited about also. I will probably be finished with them next week. My husband and I are almost complete with the new porch, sidewalk and gutters. We are doing the landscaping around the new porch and the front of the house. Should be finished by Sunday at which time I will post pictures.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Wow, Patti, you've really been busy. I love your collage work. And the one you did using some of the toile fabric from my giveaway is awesome. You are very talented, kid. --Susan

Jeannene said...

That's what it's all about, to be inspired!! I am so glad you are on a "roll" with these, they are fabulous Patti! Keep doing what your doing, it's lovely to see what you come up with.


Jann said...

Oh, Patti, I LOVE what you did with my great-grandmother's picture! These are just absolutely beautiful! You are very talented, and I am honored that you wanted to use the image--I'll have to get busy with it myself one of these days! Hugs and Big Smiles, Jann

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. I think your talent just shines more and more all the time! I really like the one with the little girl that has the domino and the blue and green. That one is my favorite!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the Little One ATC.. You are doing wonderful.
xoxo Nita

Mam said...

Hi, Patti. I got tagged for a mini-meme and am passing it on to you.

Debbie said...

Patti, these are beautiful and I can see your heart and love in every one of them...