Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Fabric Postcard

Well, I guess the 10th time is the charm! This is a fabric postcard that I made using fabric for the background and a few fun cardstock stickers and really cool brads as embellishments. I stitched around the stickers to add a little more dimension and decoration, punched a few holes and added the brads, and it was ready for the backing and finishing off of the edges. The lady at the post office said it would cost a little extra to mail since they could not run it thru the machine with the brads. She even checked with me the next week to make sure it had been delivered. Which it had, safe and sound. You never know when you mail something a little different. We are doing a "message in a bottle swap on Treasure Art Trends this month. We will actually mail in the bottles. It will be fun to see how many are brave enough to actually mail in the bottle without putting them in a box and how many are received in good shape. Always something fun to do in altered art!

Not able to add pics

Well, I guess I'm not supposed to get caught up afterall. I have tried 2 different browsers and get kicked out each time I try to add a pic. I will have to give it another try later tonight. If it doesn't work then it will be the weekend before I will have time again. I think this is how I get so far behind.

Time to catch up

It has been a while. I tried cutting back on hosting swaps in hopes of having more time for other things, including blogging. I think I ended up with less time somehow. That is going to have to change. I have been busy creating, just not taking the time to scan and take pics and post. That too has to change. Over the next few weeks I am going to try to catch up on posting some of the projects I have been working on. I will have to see what all I actually have pics of. I did take pics of my October quilties for Fabric in Altered Art. They are up next. I also have a scan of 2 of the 3 quiltlets that I did for Elizabeth's swap on ABC. They are all pretty much the same and only 2 fit in the scanner so that's what I have to share. We just finished up a Halloween chunky book on Treasure Art Trends. I think I have pics of that. I also have a really fun Halloween fabric postcard that is probably one of my all time favorites. I'm not sure why, but I really liked it. I hope Kathie enjoyed receiving it as much as I did making. Maybe it was a favorite because it went together so easy. A few weeks ago I had to make several ATCs, some chunky pages, and the postcard. I challenged myself to use up some of the supplies I have instead of finding an image and using it as the center of each piece. Not having to work around an image and being able to use up whatever ended up on the table was a lot of fun. I'll try to post pics of the ATCs and chunky pages before they go in the mail in a few days.