Book Club – Creative is a Verb

24 Apr
Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh

Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh

We had our book club today to start our discussion of the book Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh. We are just starting with the first 3 chapters this month and then will continue on with 3 chapters next month and then the final 4 chapters the month after that. This way we can work through the book and do the exercises and spend some time on the creativity aspect of the book, instead of just reading it. :)

It was an interesting discussion today as there were several teachers here and we spent a considerable amount of time discussing the education system and how it has changed over the years. One of the issues seems to be a lack of art and creativity in the schools, which we are all opposed to. As creative people, we would like to see more encouragement of creativity across all subjects. But we also want to see more art classes and music classes and dance classes! Studies show that the arts help with learning other subjects, as well as making us more well-rounded people! Plus people are just happier when they have some creative outlet in their lives.

Patti Digh starts out the book by stating “if you are alive, you are creative”. We tend to dismiss our own creative adventures, or pretend that we aren’t good enough, or that what we are doing isn’t ‘real’ art. Blah blah blah!  We are all creative. We are all artistic. We are all inspiring to others. Every one of us has a story. Every one of us has a passion. Every one of us has a creative urge.

This book is about recognizing how creative we are and fully embracing that idea. At whatever level we are and at whatever creative endeavor we might pursue.

Don’t apologize for who you are or the art you create. ~ CJ Rider

Chapter 1 talks about who the book is for. She lists these 3 categories:

  • I don’t have a creative bone in my body.
  • I’m just a dabbler.
  • I’m an artist.

I think that covers just about everybody! So go get your copy of the book and read along with us!

Chapter 2 talks about using the book. There is no right way to read it. Skim it. Skip around. Read the last chapter first. Write in the margins. Take notes. Keep a journal. Whatever works for you – do it!!!!!!  She suggest using index cards (cheap and small) and black pens in different sizes, some scissors and glue stick and magazines to cut up, and maybe a couple of crayons to do the exercises. Her intention is to keep it simple and basic so it is easy to do, easy to carry with you, and easy to complete. However, there are no rules – so go all crazy with markers and glitter and paint and whatever else makes you happy to use. If you are not happy with what you are using, you probably won’t do much of it – and this book is all about actually doing something creative.

Chapter 3 talks about embracing the creativity killers. There are 6 of them. How many of these ‘excuses’ have you used as to why you aren’t being creative or doing more of what you love?

  • I work full time.
  • I don’t have a good space in which to work.
  • I don’t have the right materials.
  • I have no ideas.
  • I don’t have any skill.
  • They won’t like it.

These are just stories we tell ourselves. The world is full of creative and artistic people who live with each of these excuses and still manage to embrace their creativity. If you look at your life as being an either/or proposition (I can be a good mother or I can be a painter), you will constantly be placing your creative life on hold. Patti says you can choose both/and instead. I like that!

Stop making excuses and start flinging words on a page or paint on a canvas. Don’t separate “real” life from “creative” life. Pay attention to your excuses. You are always in choice.

The book is full of stories that she then uses as inspiration. You are encouraged to do the same. Use your index cards for the 10-minutes prompts after each story. It’s just a short exercise in reflection and observation and creativity. Surely you can find 10 minutes to spare! Then there is also a longer 37-day commitment to more fully explore the lessons from the story. This is a chance for you to connect on a deeper and more permanent level with what has inspired you from the stories, and make it part of your every day life.

I encourage you to join the discussion and to follow along with the exercises over the next couple of months. I know it will change your perception of your own creative self. And have fun with it!!!! Having fun is an important component of being creative, and sometimes we forget that it is OK to enjoy ourselves.

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art. ~ Maya Angelou

Our next book club meeting is May 22nd. See you then!

~Deb

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week 16 – 365 days of art

23 Apr

I love all my postcards that I’ve been making. So much fun. I hope you enjoy seeing them too.

Here is week 16 of my postcard a day challenge.

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Are you participating in the 365 days of art challenge? What are you creating? I love to hear about everyone else’s projects.

#bts365days

~Deb

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Weeks 14 & 15 – 365 days of Art

17 Apr

Due to my crazy schedule, I am posting 2 weeks worth of postcards today. I’m still doing them every day, I just didn’t get the blog post done last week. I’m sure you don’t mind. :)

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Lots of variety again – paper mostly, but some fabric and cardboard and lots of paint and layers. It’s all fun for me. Are you participating? Are you staying on task and getting your daily dose of art done? It’s OK if you don’t, just start again now.

#bts365days

~deb

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Using DecoArt products

16 Apr

Guest Blog Post by Design Team member Lynnita Knoch

Comments in italics from Deb

 

Blue Twig Studio – March Product Review and Projects

 

I had fun with the products from Blue Twig Studio for March. As a design team member, I review various products and create a project(s) with them.  The products I’m reviewing this month are:

 

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  •  Deco Art Media 
    • Black Gesso
    • Transparent Crackle Glaze
    • White Crackle Paste
    • White Modeling Paste

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  • Other products added to create projects (these additional products can all be found at Blue Twig Studio too)
    • Matte medium
    • Acrylic paint
    • Dylusions Ink Sprays
    • Paper ephemera (magazines, music)
    • Tim Holtz Distress Paints
    • Luninarte Silks Acrylic Glazes
    • Palette knife
    • Stencil brush

Projects:  I created two pieces of art using these products. I started both on 8″ x 10″ canvas boards.

 

Collage Project:

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I layered various pictures from magazines, music, and words in a pleasing arrangement and glued them down using matte medium.

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Next, I spritzed the board with yellows, pinks and purple Dylusion Ink sprays. (I love the Dylusions Inks and they come in lots of colors)

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I spread the white modeling paste through the tread stencil with a palette knife to various areas of the collage. (I love using modeling paste with stencils – it adds lots of texture and dimension)

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I painted the dried white modeling paste with blue, maroon, and gold Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glazes.  I chose the Silk glazes, as they have a sparkle to them when dry. I added a light purple acrylic paint to the white crackle paste and spread that with the palette knife through the alphabet stencil.

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Finally, after the paint and crackle paste had dried, I added the transparent crackle glaze over the eye, flowers in the vase, and cheetah heads. Unfortunately, in the photo, the crackle effect from both the purple crackle paste and the transparent crackle glaze do not show up. However, the transparent crackle glaze adds a wonderful sparkle to the collage.

 

 

Stenciled ZIA Project:

 

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Initially, I covered the canvas board with the black gesso and let it dry. Next I spritzed copper, gold, blue, and lime green Dylusion Ink sprays using papers to mark off broad lines to spray.

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Next, I painted various metallic acrylic paints and a few Tim Holtz distress paints in blue, copper, pink and purple through the Tread Carefully stencil with a stencil brush diagonally across the stripes. I painted a 2nd Tread Carefully diagonal in light blue, fern green, and pinks in the opposite direction.

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Next, I spread the white modeling paste with a palette knife through various 6″ x 6″ stencils that reminded me of Zentangle tangle patterns. Note: the lime green Dylusions ink bled through the white modeling paste even though it had cured for 24 hours.

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Finally, I painted the modeling paste with white acrylic paint where the lime green Dylusion ink had bled through.  Unfortunately, in the photo, the Dylusion ink stripes do not show up very well through the modeling paste like they actually appear. I decided this project was complete, as it reminded me of a Zentangle, but done with stencils, paint, and modeling paste!

 

Product Review:

I enjoyed working with this month’s products. The stencils are fun and will be used frequently. I can see the Tread Carefully, not only as a tread, but as animal skin, dragon skin, stones, landscape, and so on. The Alphabet stencil will come in handy for many mixed-media projects.

Black gesso will be wonderful for making colors pop or to just do something different than using white gesso for a base. (we forget that starting with a black gesso gives us a completely different look)

The modeling paste spreads very easily with a palette knife through the stencils – even in small openings. It dries semi-transparent, as I could read some of the letters and music after it had dried in the collage project. However, I did find that the lime green Dylusions ink bled completely through the modeling paste in the ZIA project. A bit of the yellow Dylusion ink bled through the modeling paste in the collage paste, but not as dramatically as the lime green bled. None of the other Dylusions ink colors bled at all.

The white crackle paste worked wonderfully. It mixed easily with paint, so color can be added to the paste. It spread easily with the palette knife through the stencil. Although, once I added paint, it bled a bit under some of the thinner lines in the stencil. I was able to remove the paste with a small paintbrush or toothpick where it had bled under the stencil in many cases.

The transparent crackle glaze adds a nice sparkle. It is self-leveling, so it does not work under stencils. I tried it with the Tread Carefully stencil and it spread terribly, so I scraped it off with the palette knife before it dried. Therefore, only use the transparent crackle glaze on open areas. Also, I used a toothpick to pop any bubbles. One comment: it was hard to see if I had the areas I wanted covered coated evenly. I wasn’t able to tell until it had dried. I did not try to add another layer in thinner areas.

 

Thank you for joining me this month. The projects can be seen at Blue Twig Studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I hope you will consider trying some of these products.

 

Keep creating.

Lynnita

 

Thanks so much for another great tutorial and product review Lynnita. It is always fun to see how products can be used in different ways. It inspires us to try something new. 

~Deb

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How to use Ice Resin

12 Apr

Guest Blog Post from Design Team Member Deborah Pace

Comments in italics from Deb 

Supplies:  Ice Resin Kit

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Additional Supplies:  Collage Sheets, Paper Napkins, Charms, Tiles, Tracing Paper, Glue, Scissors

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Optional Supplies:  1″ round punch, Brads, Copy Paper, Craft Felt, Toothpick or orange stick

This month I received the “Ice Resin” Kit from Blue Twig Studio.  The kit comes with the Ice Resin, Ice Resin Hardner, two pour tips for each bottle, measuring cups, stir sticks, and directions.
How to use the Ice Resin:
1.  Choose a variety of different items for your projects or just use one to start with.  I chose some collage papers, paper napkins, bezels, ceramic tiles, and copies of photos.  I wanted to experiment with different items.
2.  Once you have chosen what you want to use, mix the Resin according to the directions.  You have about a 30-45 minute window before the Resin starts to cure.
3.  For my first project, I worked with the Bezels.
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4.  I covered my images with packing tape and punched them out using a 1″ circle punch.  You could also cut them out with scissors..  I glued my images to the Bezels using glue stick. You don’t need very much, just a bit so they don’t move around.
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5.  I used the stir stick to help pour some of he Resin onto each of the Bezels, very carefully and set aside to dry on a flat surface.  Once dried, I added key rings to my Bezels.  You could also use cording or a chain to make a charm to wear.
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Paper Napkins:

I used two different techniques using the paper napkins.
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1.  For the first napkin, I used the little square ones and used the whole napkin.  I glued the layers together so the layers would not move when using the Resin.
2.  Pour some of the Resin onto the napkin and smooth it out using a sponge.  Once that side is coated, turn it over and do the same thing to the back side.  Set aside to dry.  When finished, you have a paper coaster.  I wanted to see if doing this would work on the napkin  to make a paper coaster and it did.  The picture for this one did not come out very good. Using the Resin on paper makes it translucent and so everything underneath shows through.
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For the second Napkin I wanted to try making book covers.
1.  Open up your napkin and decide how large you want to make your covers and cut them to size.  DO NOT separate any of the layers.  You will be using all of the layers on the napkin.
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2.  As with first napkin, pour your Resin onto the first cover and smooth it out with a sponge.  Once it is completely coated turn it over and do the same for the back side.  Repeat for the second half.  Set aside and let dry.
3.  Once your covers are dry, punch holes on both of the covers.  Cut paper to the size of your covers and matching up the holes, punch through the papers as well.  I used brads for my binding, but you could use any method you want to bind your book together.  This is what the inside cover looks like.  The Resin gives the paper a translucent quality and the paper comes out feeling like plastic.
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4.  Here is the back of the book.
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At this point, you may be running out of Resin or your Resin might be starting to cure.  If you run out or the Resin is starting to cure, throw everything out and start over with a new batch. DO NOT mix a new batch with any leftover Resin.  You will contaminate your new batch.  Use a another cup and stirrers.
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1. I bought two white ceramic tiles from the hardware store.  You don’t need anything fancy, just the smooth cheap ones.  Choose images you want to use on your tiles.  You can use several different images or a single image for all your tiles.  When you print your image, reverse the image before you print it, especially if there are words.  You are going to flip the image over and glue the printed side onto the tile.
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2.  Cut your images slightly smaller than your tile.  Using a glue stick, apply the glue to one of the tiles, making sure you go all the way to the edge.  Carefully place your image printed side down onto the tile and smooth it out using either your hands or a bone folder.  Repeat for your other tile(s).
3.  Carefully pour the Resin over one of the tiles and smooth the Resin with a sponge.  The Resin is self leveling, so you can also use the stir stick to help move the Resin to the edges, being careful not to drip over the side.  Repeat for the other tile(s).  You can see how shiny the tiles came out.  I did not get the Resin as smooth as it could have been, but it still works. Depending on how many tiles you have, you may need to make up another batch of the Resin.
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4. Glue a square piece of craft felt the size of your tile(s), and you are done.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  The Ice Resin can be used on almost anything.  I hope you will try it out, experiment and find other uses to use with the Resin.
Deborah A. Pace, CZT 11
Multi/Mixed Media & Fiber Artist

 

You really can use it on anything! Just start experimenting with it to see what you like! And now I need to find my Ice Resin and start playing – I know I have some somewhere! :)

Thanks Deborah for another great tutorial. You always come up with lots of good ideas. The Ice Resin is really pretty easy to use!  

Deborah’s samples are at the shop if you want to see them up close. 

~Deb

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Fun ideas for projects!

9 Apr

Guest Blog Post from Design Team member Kristin Peterson

comments in italics by Deb

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I really liked the new stamp pad and stamps. The stamps are from Finnabair and are wonderful background stamps to really be used on any project that you may want to add some details to. (the stamps are the perfect size for ATCs)
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The stamp pad is a Staz-On ink in black and is very nice true black. I found that I wanted to soften the image and not have the image draw so much attention, so I stamped it off once on scrap paper and used the next image on my work. (StazOn comes in lots of yummy colors)
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The other product I tried was the Viva gold stamp-paint which at first I was not totally sure how to incorporate and use in my work; however, it only took one swipe with a finger-full of the gold to realize its’ potential! I loved adding the gold to my art journal page. The gold added a nice glitz to the page without being too overwhelming. (you can use it as a paint or as a rub)
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I have made several mixed media projects that included bookmarks and art journal pages with the products and loved how the products lent themselves to each piece and how I work.
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~Kristin
Thanks for some fun ideas again Kristin. I always enjoy your style!
~Deb
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Fairy Tale ATCs

8 Apr

The Fairy Tale ATCs are wonderful, of course. I always appreciate everyone who makes one (or more) and sends them in for the monthly challenge. I’m always amazed at the talent my readers have! Lots of hand-drawn ATCs this month – very cool!!!!

Enjoy the show!

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Sorry, the photos are not very good this month. I apologize but I hope you can still see them well enough to appreciate them.

And now to the winner of the ATCs. I use random.org to select the winner every month. Of course, if you send in more than one, you get more than one entry and that helps your odds of winning. And even though I participate every month – I am not eligible to win. And the winner is Linda Logan…….congrats and I will get your ATCs to you right away.

Here is a bonus digital ATC from a blog follower. :)

Thanks again everyone. For the April challenge – the theme is Architecture. I really hope you can join the fun. And invite your friends. The more the merrier. Plus with more ATCs, we have more winners.

~Deb

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Book Club Review – Show Your Work

5 Apr

At the March book club we discussed the book “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon. Since we had read his first book “Steal Like an Artist” awhile back, I wanted to read this one too. It’s not necessarily a sequel, as each book can stand alone. But he does refer to the first book a few times and I think it helps to have read it prior to reading this one.

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His chapters are easy to read and full of common sense ideas. This book talks a lot about sharing what you do, finding an audience, acknowledging your inspiration, and just doing the work. It really does continue the theme that we all have ideas to share and that art is all about using what is available and finding ways to collaborate with each other and be OK with that.

good work isn’t created in a vacuum, and creativity is always, in some sense, a collaboration, the result of a mind connected to other minds

We are all part of a connection (and connect is my word of the year – funny how it always shows up) – with the social networks out there now, we can’t help but be connected with each other. Take advantage of that. Find your inspiration and your muse. Find those artists you like. Give credit when it is due. Don’t be stingy. Find the audience that likes you. Share what you are doing. Share your love of art and creativity. Teach others what you know. Pay it forward. Be a source of inspiration yourself!

make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff – it’s that simple

He also talks about money. Money is not the enemy. You need money to pay the bills and put food on the table (and for more art supplies of course!). It’s OK to sell your work and make money. There is no need to be a starving artist. You can make great art and sell it and still be a great artist. Of course you may never sell your art, but you still need money to pay the bills. Which is why a lot of artists also have another job. Which is OK. Don’t feel guilty about working and don’t feel guilty about selling your work. Don’t listen to the people who are telling you otherwise.

I enjoy Austin Kleon’s style of writing and his straight-forward way of thinking. His books are easy to read and I intend to read them again. Sometimes you just need somebody to tell you the real story and not sugar-coat it. :)

The main thing I took away from the book was to keep working and to share what I am doing. Which I have been doing on a small scale, but which I need to be doing more often.

Please share your thoughts about the book. I’d like to know what you liked or didn’t like about it.

You can visit Austin at his website if you are interested in knowing more about him.

 

Our next book will be “Creative is a Verb” by Patti Digh. We are going to spread it out over several months as there are a lot of exercises in the book that I’d like us to work though. For the next book club, which meets on April 24th at 1pm, just read Part 1, which is the first 3 chapters of the book. I hope you will join us.

~Deb

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Week 13 – 365 days of art

2 Apr

Week 13 of the 365 days of art challenge is now complete. I try to keep the postcards between 4×6 and 5×7 inches, but occasionally one will be a bit bigger or smaller. I don’t think it matters. It is all fun! I will mail a few out, but most will eventually be hung in the shop classroom.

Enjoy the show.

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~Deb

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April ATC Challenge – Architecture

1 Apr

We are ready for the April ATC challenge. For April the theme is Architecture. I have always loved looking at beautiful architecture and building planning and seeing the ways that creative people interpret architecture and how they use their designs in context with surroundings or with themes or maybe something completely out of this world.  (The photos of the March ATC theme of Fairy Tales will be posted soon.)

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How can you interpret the theme of Architecture? Can you use existing architecture? Can you create your own architecture? Can you combine architectural styles?

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Perhaps you will look at a specific aspect – like windows?

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Or maybe bridges?

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Or clock towers?

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Will you use your local architecture or perhaps something famous and well-known?

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I know you will be creative and inspiring.

 

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 There are so many ideas to choose from? (so maybe you will have to make more than 1 ATC?)

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The idea with doing the monthly ATC challenge is that you can interpret the theme any way you like and explore the various ways the theme can be used. It’s a great way to try out some new technique or product and play with new ideas. I find it very exciting to see how people choose to portray the theme.

I’d love to see what you create for this theme. Remember, you only need to send in one ATC (of course you can send in as many as you like), but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Artist Trading Cards: A little bitty piece of art created by you. Here are the rules guidelines for the challenge.

  • your ATC needs to be 2.5″ x 3.5″
  • you can use any medium you like (paper, fabric, metal, clay, etc)
  • you can use any technique you like (a great way to try something new)
  • art work is on the front
  • your personal info is on the back (name, location, contact info, date, title)
  • all skill levels welcome
  • this is a WTA – winner take all – so one person will ‘win’ all of the ATCs submitted (if we get more than 20 entries, there will be 2 winners – if we get more than 30 entries, there will be 3 winners, and so on)
  • submit one ATC (you get one chance to win with each ATC submitted – if you submit more than one you get extra chances – but make them different since one person might win all of them)
  • you can’t win if you don’t enter :)
  • deadline is April 30th – you can drop it off if you are local or mail it to the address below

I’d like it if you could include your city, state and country on the back side of your ATC.  We have several Int’l participants as well as people from all over the USA, and I know they would love it if they knew where you were from. We don’t all know each other personally, so the info you provide is greatly appreciated. Another idea is to include your email or blog address as well. It’s not necessary, but nice for the winner to have in case they would like to contact you.

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I look forward to seeing what you create for the Architecture theme.  Turn your ATCs in by the end of the month to be included. Thanks to everyone who participates and sends in your ATCs each month. Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun. This is definitely the type of challenge that is better with more entries.

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© Jxpfeer | Dreamstime Stock Photos

I’ll be posting the March entries in a few days.

For those of you wanting to plan ahead, the May theme is Tea Party.

~Deb

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