Friday, September 25, 2009

This and That....

Good Morning! Lest you think I've been completely lazy lately, I assure you that isn't the case. In fact, I've been up to my eyeballs in projects and this and that and the next thing. One thing that I have been working on finishing up is a bunch of ATCs for swaps I'd joined. It gets a bit addictive and once you start joining swaps it is hard to stop.

This first ATC is for a swap using Maryse Carrier stamps. I have a huge collection of Maryse Carrier stamps and was tickled to see this swap posted. It has been ages since I've pulled out these whimsical stamps. I'm eager to see which stamps the other participants will use.

This next ATC is for an ATC swap in which we are to create ATCs using a Christmas Song as the theme. My "Deck the Halls" ATC uses the Stampin' Up! set by the same name.

This last creation is a 6" X 6" recipe card for a recipe card swap titled "Sweets for Santa". The recipe is one from my Grandma Inman's recipe box and I just loved these bars. They are sort of like a shortbread with a chocolate bar melted on top. DELISH!! For the plate of cookies on the recipe I used Stampin' Up! set called "A Merry Little Christmas".

I have over commited myself to things lately. I'll follow through with my commitments to swaps and design teams but I think my resolution for 2010 is going to be to remember to make more time for personal projects. I haven't made a card for myself or family in ages. And my sewing machine seems to only sew on cardstock lately. YIKES!

Do you ever do this too?

Fall has definitely arrived in the Ottawa valley. It is a gorgeous crisp, chilly and sunny morning. You need a jacket but it is beautiful. I think it is time to go search for pumpkins.



  1. Jennifer, your atc's and recipe card are beautiful! I haven't made an atc for the longest time. I too am feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with my commitments, and have promised myself to make some time to do some just for fun stamping! I miss it alot! I know you will find the time too Jennifer! You have had such a busy summer...maybe the fall will settle down a bit for you!

  2. These are wonderful. Your first one she is so sweet and I like the soft coloring. Your ornament and the sparkles are perfect. I just love the recipe page with the papers. Wonderful. It is always good to make time for ourselves and most never do it enough. I hope you do get sometime for just you. :0)

  3. Jennifer both ATCs are fabulous. I love the recipe card, the swap recipients are going to be love it.

    It's always good to make time to do those things for ourselves. Did you get much riding in this summer and what about your Cello... did you lessons start again?

    Have a great weekend. Jovi

  4. Beautiful work with the ATC's. I love the detail you added to the gingerbread man on your recipe card. I know what it's like to over-commit. It's a good resolution to slow down a little, and take time for yourself. Good for you!

  5. Jennifer as always so cute!! Love that stamp. I have a beautiful card from you using that stamp. It's one of my favorites! Yes, take time for yourself. For 2008 and 2009 my resolution was to say NO more often. It's working!!


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