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Christmas ATCs

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I recently created a set of seven ATCs like this one:

Products used: Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Embossing Folder, Sizzix Snowflake Mover & Shapers Die, Ranger Snowflake Embossing Powder, Ranger Archival Ink True Blue, Adam Prescott Stamp

I hosted a Christmas ATC swap at the RangerInkLink Yahoo Group and I created them for the swap.  The other six, along with the wonderful ATCs created by other members of the group are winging their way home.  If you love Ranger products and enjoy the occasional swap or challenge, you should consider joining this fun group.

I recently came across a fun, new blog called ATCs with Attitude and I decided to enter my ATC in their challenge.  Be sure and check it out and their sister blog, Fat Pages with Attitude.

These are the ATCs from the swap that are now part of my collection:

Gerda (l) & Elaine (r)

Jaimie (l) & Lori (r)

Kathy N. (l) & Nancy (r)

Kathy P. (l) & Cher (r)

As always, thanks so much for visiting.  I enjoy reading your comments.


Ornament Time

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My grandson just loves to do craft projects with me.  (He thinks every kid does art with their Grandma!)  We’ve made Christmas ornaments with his picture on them nearly every year and this year we included his little brother in the fun!

We cut matboard houses with Tim Holtz' Dwellings Die. The houses were colored with Distress Stains.

Tristan wrote his name on the back and then stamped the year with black Archival Ink.

I glued the houses together with Tristan’s first grade picture peeking out the front door (Tim Holtz’ Mini Ticket).  Then we were ready for a bit of embellishing.  For Jacob’s ornaments, I sandwiched a ribbon loop beween two vintage poker chips and added his picture on one side and his name/year on the other.

I added a bit of Glossy Accents around the picture and Jacob sprinkled on the glitter.

Jacob didn't like his picture being covered up so, before I could stop him - he blew it off! Glitter was everywhere! I gathered him up and had Tristan open the door so I could take him outside and brush him off. Minor "disaster" and he learned not to do that again!

We moved on to adding chunkier, icicle-like glitter to Tristan's rooftops.

Time to clean up and wait for the glue to dry.

The ornaments turned out so cute and they were very proud of them!

Here’s a close up:

I stamped some cards and they colored them, too.

Tristan's cards

Jacob's cards

They were so happy to take the cards and ornaments home and show their Mom.  I hope the recipients will enjoy them.

Last week Tristan fell on the playground at school and ended up at the emergency room with a bleeding head.  He thought it was very cool that they used super glue on it!

Small cut, big bruise and tough guy!!

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