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"THANKFUL FOR" lottery

Artchix Sister-Site lottery
Lisa Robinson is the host
Theme "Thankful For"

Here is my atc. I picked
hope for my thankful for.


I found this hand make napkin holder at Goodwill
and thought I will make a love note holder out of it. I mean you can put your bills in it but love notes sound so much nicer, don't you think?


I found these paper mache houses at Micheals on sale last year. I decided to make them into bird houses. I had some hand made paper that I used to cover the house with Mod Podge. I used wire and wooden beads for a hanger. I draw a circle and painted black-added a branch painted brown. I used alcohol ink to a wooden bird- added the word dream. Put a hole to hang the bird from the handle. Found a cute saying placed on a piece of wood-added it on the roof. Sealed with a good sealer. I am putting them in the Holiday House. I sure hope they sale.


I found a set of wooden salad bowls and wondered what I could do with them. I decided to make a what not bowl. Something to catch anything and every thing. First I cleaned them really well. I used tissue paper to cover the bowls that had a cool design. I added words on the inside of the bowls. This one I used the word change. Some I added the word keys, junk even what not's. I sealed with a good sealer. I hope they sell at our Holiday House. I like how they look.

Bottom of the bowl.

CHUNKY ATC SWAP-The Sum Of All My Atcs

Here is my chunky atc from Danise Bower-the colors are rich and beautiful. The Sum of all my atcs hosted this swap and I was lucky to have received this one from Danise.
Front or back view-I plan on enjoying one side for a while and then change it to the other side. Both sides are beautiful.
Here is the top of Danise's chunky atc. I love angels and I think Danise must too.

THE SUM OF ALL MY ATCs-chunky ATC's swap

This was a fun swap. We used a 2 by 4 cut to atc size. Then we designed the five sides. This is the one Claudine Criner created for me. So pretty. I think Claudine must be a romantic at heart.
I love the art she made.
The top view. Just as pretty as the sides.
Here is the back and the other side view. Claudine made this so romantic and beautiful.


Denise Barger created this lovely tin. And take a look at the inside-it is so wonderful. Denise has a fantastic talent.

Love what Denise did-the goddess doll pin is beautiful hand beading. Love it.


These are some spoons I made into ornaments. I cut part of the handle off (I will use the top part of the handle for another project.) and bend back the remaining part of the handle to form a circle so I could hang them. Added an image and covered with diamond glaze. I also added a little glitter around the edge to add some sparkle. Added some velvet ribbon and a hook for hanging.


I made these glass pendants for the swap. I had these glass pendants with a flat back. I picked a background and added lovely vintage ladies from Artchix Studio collage papers. Then added a bail. I hope my swap partners like them.


The first book I receive is Lisa Robinson . Lisa's theme is "Celebrate". Lisa had a list of holidays she wanted used in her book. My choice was Birthdays. This is the first set of pages I did.

I made a pocket and filled it with some goodies.

Second set of pages for the round robin.

THE SUM OF ALL MY ATCs-chunky ATC's swap

I choose the seasons for my theme. We used a 2" by 4" cut to fit the size of an ATC. And we were to decorate the top and the four sides.


Altered Bottle For Artchix-Sister Site Swap

My swap partner is Lisa Robinson-One of her favorite colors is green so I used alcohol ink to tint the inside of the bottle green. Also she likes vintage buttons so I put a fairy in the bottle with some vintage buttons. I also used vintage buttons to make the flowers on top. I sure hope she like it.

Old Oak Tree

I love this old oak tree. Love how the branch twisted back and form a heart shape. I see this tree every day we walk the Ravine Gardens Park.

Paper Whimsy-Swap

The theme is "Day & Night" Gothis Arches. Using ""Begin the Day & When Night Comes". I choose to use the same image. I colored her dress with markers. I think I really like these young ladies.

Another Artchix Sister Site Lottery

This theme is "Spooklicious". Great theme and fun to do.


Artchix sister site lottery-"Colors of Fall" is the theme. I think I used some very bright fall colors. What do you think?


This swap was with "The Sum of all My ATCs" and Claudine Crimer is the host. We were to alter a tin and add a gift inside to our partner. It was a lot of fun and I choose the sea as my theme. I used bottle caps to make into magnets as the gift. I sure who ever my partner is they like them. I can't wait to see what I get.
magnets made with bottle caps

inside with the magnets
inside tin