Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Bad Girls

This past Thursday, I joined a group of ladies who swap ATC's locally. I've joined many on-line swaps for cards & ATCs and other stuff, but this is the first time I've actually met face-to-face with my swap partners! It was so much fun!

I found out about the swap (and was invited to join) at the last minute. Luckily, the theme was "Spring has Sprung", and I had tons of spring-time ATCs in my stash! So, I had plenty for the 10-card swap! I would have been devastated if I hadn't been able to participate.


This was such a good time. We met in the store we all frequent (SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT STAMPING/SCRAPBOOKING RETAILER), and laughed, swapped stories and design secrets - and of course oohhed and aaahhhed over each other's ATCs. Oh, and swapped them!

The photo here is one of the ones that I received in trade. I couldn't decide on a favorite, so I just decided to post the one that was easiest to scan. Many of the others had flowers and 3-d embellishments that would reveal better in photos - maybe I'll take some of them today.

Anyway, this little lovely is by Melanie Joy. She told me it is paper towel died with re-inkers and edged with silver pen. The quote is embossed, and the butterfly gal swings aside on her little brad to reveal the rest of Tallulah Bankhead's quote: "It's the Good Girls who keep the diaries. The Bad Girls never have the time." I love it!

5 comments:

Judi said...

So??? Do you have a diary?? I don't! LOL

Rosie said...

Wow!! I second that - I have no diary either!! What a great time you had and such a pretty ATC!

Michelle said...

What a terrific ATC - love the sentiment! It's so very true!!

Cindy Roland said...

Nope, no diary here! Love love love it and YOU too!
Hugs...........

Anonymous said...

I know Melanie. She used to work at the Ben Franklin in Prescott. Do say hi for me when you next see her: Elaine Smith. She is such a talented lady.