Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spring has sprung


Well, don't know who is off on Spring Break because I've been such a bad blog reader lately. I've been working so hard and while I read I craft and create art, such as it is, lol. It's literally boiled down to taking each day as it comes in terms of getting things done and some days it's a singular thing done and no more.

It's times like these when the cruel realization that I probably can't hold down a full time job hits me in the most sober way. I am still too scattered brained to multi-task well enough. My blessed Hubster has gotten to where he knows these times and just kicks it up a notch and picks up my slack where he can. That took 20 years, folks. So, never say never, lol. Okay, seriously, he's a sweetheart.

So, anyway, I did a couple of atc's with this week's Bringing It Back challenge in mind. We're supposed to use punchies in our creations, and I wanted to use my frog punch and a Spring theme:



Then, I needed to make my teenaged nephew a birthday card and I was not feeling the guy-card thing at all, so I opted for simplicity and using a vellum phrase and a diecut frame from my giganta-scrap stash:


Then, I got one of those wild hairs up my butt to attempt an atc with Asian mood, but without using typical Asian elements. Whatdya think, was I close at all?:


I'm currently working on some wrapped atc background bases that are alphabet soup made with my oldest KI Memories rub-ons, and I actually have used one color completely up so far. I have six more partially-used sets to go....ho hum, lol. Next time I'll show the ones I have finished.

15 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love that guy card ... perfect for a teenager.

Colleen said...

Love the ATCs and the Asian inspired one is awesome! Good for you for being so creative lately!

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Lida said...

Love your ATC´s and yes it looks totally Asian to me, I so want to try ATC´s but don´t have the nerve yet, I don´t know why.
Looks like you´ve been a very busy gal, your card for your nephew is very cool I love it, hope you are having a great week!

Deb Neerman said...

Wow! Just love your blog ... not to mention your projects!

I'll be adding you and your 'antics' to my reader!

Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

~Hugs, Deb

Rachael said...

what a gorgeous picture and fabulous ATC's!! Looks Asian to me!!

Benita said...

Love the card & ATC's. What kind of flower is that....it's so pretty!

Noelia said...

You're really rocking that challenge! And as usual your ATC's are very cool. Love the Asian feel to the last one, I think you nailed it!

Sarah C. said...

Love the ATCs and card! The Asian themed ATC is really cool. :)

Lida said...

I left you something on my blog!

Linda said...

Great looking ATC's! And I like your birthday card. I've been a bad blogger too.

Lynn said...

Love the ATC's, boy you are on a roll girl. The Asian inspired one is perfect.

Great idea with the card. Thats a hard group to scrap for, but you did an awesome job.

Hope you are feeling well. Keep on creating.

Kim said...

I am enjoying your art!

cookievf said...

Happy to see your really pretty ATCs here today! LOVE the bottled nature - has a very asian feel. And the frogs are PERFECT!

I love the way you write, Ame. You lift me up (CRACK me up) and I hope my "renewed habit" of stopping by, lifts YOU up today. Cuz that's what friends are for! And I support you in your journey of discovery 1000%

love ya,
- vick xo

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Hello Miss Aimes!!! Missed ya, but am back from Spring Break, and loving your eye candy, as always. Those frogs are too cute for words. And yes - that Bottled Natured ATC has a totally Asian feel. Gorgeous! Sayonara. (OK let me slink off here before I get really annoying.)