Thursday, November 5, 2009

October ATCs

Hi! Sorry, it's been awhile, hasn't it?

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

I'm in full swing preparations for Silver Bella right now... still have a gazillion things to finish up! But, I wanted to pop in and show you what I created for my October ATCs. I only have photos of what I made right now, but if I get a chance I'll try to get some of the ones I received... they are so darling!

So, the theme this time was black, cream and orange. Here are my cards.

When Ranjini shared this image on her blog, I knew it was the one I wanted to use for these cards. I altered the color just a bit in Photoshop... changed the original red to orange. I used some french journal pages, a bit of lace from Wanda and some of the crepe I ruffled and dyed.

And now for the "peice de resistance"... my packaging.

When I saw this tutorial, I knew exactly how I wanted to package these. I couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out. Now I wish I had made one for myself! I used some of the gorgeous antique ledger paper that I got from Art-e-ology, of which I'm almost out of... ughhh! And I searched and searched for some black tinsel pipe cleaners, but couldn't find any anywhere. So my solution was to take gold tinsel ones and pat them with a black Staz-on ink pad. Worked like a charm and I think I like the two-toned color more than if they had been solid black.

I still have so much to share... some journal pages, what I have received so far in the Art Exchange, some goodies I've made for some friends and my last two Silver Bella swaps, which are one on one. Hopefully I will have time to pop back in before I leave next week. I don't know... things are about to get super crazy around here. I have a pre-op appointment next week and the day after I fly to Omaha and then three days after I get back I have surgery!

Yep, "a master planner"... that's me! LOL


TinyBear said...

ooohhhh - I LOVE those boxes Alisa. They are so cool and the cards is perfect too.

Sandy Michelle said...

You sure are a Master planner! Love the altered boxes!!


Charlene said...

Love how these turned out! Thank you for sharing. Check out Alice W for some cute pipe cleaners for Halloween... Hope this helps

Have fun at Silver Bellas. I wish I was going with you guys.

The Feathered Nest said...

Alisa!! These are BEAUTIFUL!! I love your atc as gorgeous! xxoo, Dawn


All absolutely amazing! Have a super time at Silver Bella! ~ Angela

Tiedupmemories said...

Those boxes are adorable! Just perfect!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Those boxes are absolutely adorable! You ooze creativity...a tad jealous over here!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Angela writes: have a super time at Silver Bella.

Of course you will... you'll be with me! LOL I need to write one Filigree Moon & tell her. :)

Cute stuff. Love the lil' pumpkin boxes. gotta run... still got swaps to finish. eek! xoxo, Joanna

Lori said...

Alisa, your boxes are SO cute!!! Jamie is not selling that ledger paper anymore...SO sad...i used up the last piece of mine on wednesday...have lots of fun at SB!!!

Stephanie said...

OMG those altered boxes are so adorable, you must make one for yourself!!

Have a great time at S.B. and be safe.

Dorthe said...

Hi Alisa, I`m happy you resieved my little card, and that you likes it.thanks for writing.

I love your boxes and the wonderfull card.

Allie said...

Those boxes are FANTASTIC!!! Your ATCs are great, too! Hope you have a blast at Silver Bella. Take lots of photos to bring back to share. Take care. Thoughts and prayers that the surgery goes well. Hugs......

Karin said...

LOVE the boxes!!!! Those are so adorable!!

Elly said...

Your ATC's are adorable, but the packages.... wow.... gorgeous!!!!!!
Have fun Alisa!
Hugs, Elly

Mary Wadsworth said...

Wow I love the boxes so fun and festive:) You did a great job!