Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Art Swap

Good gracious it's been a long time since I've posted!  My kids started school this past Friday (my daughter had her first day of middle school - *gasp*!) and we've been on an endless hunt for the stuff on their class supply lists.  Wouldn't it be great if the schools could give you a little hint as to where to find some of this specialty stuff? Like a zippered D-ring binder that has a six pocket accordion file on one side, with a briefcase-style handle.... huh?  A USB flash drive... (how big?).  Anyway, I digress....

These are my ATCs for Gingersnap Creations' latest art swap, which is ATCs with the theme "Soar".  I used mainly Artistic Outpost and Oxford Impressions stamps, and added some dictionary and thesaurus pages, glimmer mists, distress inks, and some brads and tags here and there.

I've been working on a few things that I can't share just yet, and mourning the closing of Cornish Heritage Farms.  It's so sad to see a company with such quality stamps close its doors, but Liz and Richard Pomeroy (the owners) are on an exciting adventure to a new location, moving the family and farm and switching life up a bit.  I wish them all the best.  They are still taking new stamp orders until July 15th, then they will stop making new stamps and liquidate the stock on hand starting July 16th.  So if there's anything on your wishlist, this is the last chance......

A few pictures from life in our household... here is a picture of the sun setting over Lake Erie, taken on our recent family reunion with my husband's family.
And a picture of our new "outside pets."  They have taken up residence in my bougainvillea that hangs on the balcony off our master bedroom.  These are two of the three baby cardinals that temporarily call our plant their home.  Makes watering the plant devilishly hard, LOL!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  I'm determined to get some more crafting in this week!

12 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Jean, Wonderful Soar ATC's!

ScrappySuzanne said...

Super ATCs. I may be luckly :)
What lovely photos you have shown us, thank you!

Terry said...

Really loving your gorgeous ATC's! When I went to school, you just brought yourself! When my kids went to school, it was pencils and paper you had to provide a some spiral notebooks. I feel for the parents today and that notebook you had to hunt down, WOW! Great pictures! Now I want to move to Lake Erie!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Jean! I love these, where on earth did you find that fab hot air balloon stamp, I must get it, these are stunning. I'm surprised your kids are back at school already, we don't go back until September in Maine, I must admit I'm a bit jealous LOL! Just kidding, I'm squeezing as many easy breazy beach days with the kids I can get, next priority is stamping and last (and least) is the housework;)

Shar said...

Fab ATCs, Jean! Good luck with the school supplies...we are still waiting for our lists here. I am living in dread of the day they arrive.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful ATC's, beautiful photos!

Linda Robinson said...

Your ATC's look wonderful.. And so do your photos... The only birds around here latly are pigeons.. I think the rest flew off to cooler weather...

stampdiva said...

Good to have you back! What a busy time. Your ATCs are mouth watering, gorgeous colours and beautiful take on the theme. Just so beautiful. TFS the lovely photographs. Lynne M

Lori said...

Hi Jean - I just found your blog from "a vintage chic" - I also emailed you a long email - love your blog!! I live in Cary, NC as well... looking forward to school supplies too (fun, fun)- and great ATC's

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous ATC's love the collage feel of them.

Jacqueline said...

These are so so gorgeous, excellent work!

Jacqueline said...

These are so so gorgeous, excellent work!