Thursday, December 01, 2011

Easing Back Into Blogland

It's me again....remember? I've been gone a long time but it's good to be back. I've missed everyone. Thanks for all the emails asking when I would return. That made me happy to know I was missed, too.

AEDM is officially over but I said I would share with you the things I did while I was gone. For several days, actually over a week, I worked on ATCs. I haven't done any in such a long time but it was fun to get out all my things and create some little cards.

Let me back up a little bit....part of the reason why I took a blog break was because my studio was in shambles! I could barely move in there and I knew it needed some serious attention. For the first three or four days of my break I did nothing but sort papers and magazine images! I threw out a ton of stuff and I still have way too much but at least it was a start.

So with very little time to create, ATCs came to mind. I made big sheets of paper and then cut the ATCs. Some of the papers were painted and some I used small paper scraps and just collaged them onto a base paper and then cut them to the appropriate size. That's why it took me so long to do them.

Here's just some of the ATCs I created for AEDM....

First group....

Second group....

Third group....

Some of these ATCs have backgrounds that I did quite some time ago but most of them are newer. I added stamps and words and other embellishments to finish them off.

One day I played around with ATC envelopes and made a few of those but quickly realized I didn't want to make too many of them....too much work!

So that's a little bit of what I did on my blog break. More to come. And now I'm going to get busy with some Christmas things. It's good to be back!


  1. You have been busy!
    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are ready for the lead up to Christmas. Don't you love this time of year..?
    We even had a little snow yesterday!

  2. wow its time to have an atc exchnge after christmas, i thinks these are all fantastic

  3. Hi, nice to see you back! You sure didn't rest much during your break. Your cards are beautiful, and that whole lot! Didn't you sleep at all? Sounds good to have done your studio, my tiny one needs a hand too.

  4. Have missed your lovely colourful posts! Your ATCs are super

  5. Welcome back, I have missed seeing your updates. You have been busy though with all these lovely ACEO cards.

  6. you've accomplished so much! the ATCs are beautiful.

  7. Your ATCs are gorgeous, Janet!! They look so good together. It sounds like you were quite busy and productive during your blog break. WTG!

    I'm glad you're were missed ~ xo

  8. Hi Janet,

    What a productive break. Kudos to you.

    I just received your Christmas card in the mail today along with a sweet little surprise tucked inside.

    I had just finished my list for this year when it arrived. Can you see me smiling?

  9. Welcome back! Do you have any ATC swaps in mind for all those cards? I'd love to swap, if you are interested! Oh, and you shouldn't throw *anything* away; I'm sure there are lots of us who would be happy to make a new home for some wayward art supplies (even...or perhaps especially...paper scraps!).

  10. I cant beleive how productive youve been with all those atc's they are just wonderful! I love their title words!

  11. Glad to see you back. Missed you. I knew you were busy creating, all those cards are just lovely.

  12. Wow, you've been busy. Look at all those cool ATCs! I seriously need to get back into making something (other tan sewing or cooking - and I don't really count journaling, either, since that's just for myself). Maybe something small like an ATC...
    So glad you're back! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Glad you are back in blogland,you were missed. Purge away girl, it always feels good to lighten up a bit. Love all the ATC cards you are working on.

  14. "Welcome Back! My you were busy as a bee with your ATC. Beautiful work too.

    Again glad you are back :)

  15. Wow these would make a terrific deck of Tarot cards.....or angel cards with sage advice!I'd buy them for sure....Ever considered it? Nice to see you back...I only blog once a week, (if that), now!

    Hugs Giggles

  16. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Wow! Janet! You have been very busy! You made some great ATC's! I don't which one is my favorite...they are all good. It's wonderful to see you back and find out what you've been doing during your break...welcome back!

  17. WOW Janet those ATC"S are awesome. They would be fabulous Christmas Gifts. They look so fabulous all lined up together. Glad to have you back.


  18. i love them all my favorites are the one with the black bird, sre they stamps? do you mind if i click to see closer?
    you are saying yes, right?
    oh thank you!

  19. Hi Janet! I just love all your ATC's! I've been gone so long I hardly realized you were gone too! lol! Glad you took some time to tidy your studio.
    Jessi xox

  20. Welcome back! Your cards are lovely -- and talk about a studio in shambles -- heavens, if I stopped because of that, well, I'd be perpetually stopped. I suspect you are FAR more organized than I! Productive time, and good for you!

  21. Oh Wow Janet, your ATC's are fantastic!! I just love the colours and all the lovely layers you have done on them. The stamps, the papers, the text - just love the lot. You are so creative!

  22. Anonymous6:08 AM

    Catching up on posts in my reader and found this I'd missed. Wow, you have been busy! Such lovely work!


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