Monday, March 30, 2009
I just love the image Cheryl chose for her ATC. I can seriously see my friends and I sitting in a garden, spending our time just as these ladies are.
Here is the back of Cherly's. She even included her own "written word" in the form of a teeny tiny letter to me, tucked into that little envelope. It's so sweet... made me tear up!
And the little bird's nest, she made also. Very clever, our Cheryl is.
I love the embossing and aging that Nina did with the paint here.
And I thought it was brilliant the way she literally tied the ATC into her packaging card.
I think the entire concept of Nina's card is fantastic and I just adore her style!
Donna has just amazed me this month. You see, since the beginning of the year, she's been having to work non-stop. And this month has been the worst. She has been working like a mad woman... getting up at the crack of dawn to go into the office and then staying until sometimes after 11PM. She's even been working on weekends. So how in the world she ever managed to do her ATCs without dropping into an exhausted heap, I'll never be able to figure out.
Donna went with a March theme... Mardi Gras/Lent. This never would have occured to me, but then I'm not a Louisiana girl, like she is. Along with her beautiful, jewel toned ATC, she gave us each a King Cake (in the form of a cupcake) and hid a little baby Jesus in one of the boxes. This was a fun little surprise. Nina was the one to find it, by the way.
I would have shown you the cupcake, however, some Farmboy got to it before I did with my camera.
I created little mini books. And as you can probably tell from the "Read Me", there is a specific "written word" here.
I took an image from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, from "A Mad Tea-Party" chapter, where they are sitting around the tea table on the March Hare's front lawn. I added a little color to it and made it into a pop-up.
I chose a different nonsensical quote from the chapter for each little book.
I have to admit, that I'm quite tickled with myself at how I tied everything together... the written word and the book of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, March and the March Hare, the tea party and us three actually meeting at a tea room to do the swap. And to top it all off, I had a tart for dessert! But quite honestly, I had that simply because I LOVE lemon tarts.
After our several-hours long lunch, we walked over to my absolute favorite shop in our area... Smitten (it doesn't have a blog, but here is the blog of two of the ladies involved with Smitten.) And whom should we run into there, but Ann-Denise Anderson of Whim and Fancy Designs. It's funny, because all four of us are taking her crepe class at Paper Cowgirl this summer. So it was really nice to meet and chat with her a bit before hand.
Alright, I'm off to hopefully get something done. My "to do" list is a mile and a half long! Have a beautiful Monday!