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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Catching up on Some Projects

Happy Saturday,

Today I am catching upon some layouts and ATCs.

My first layout was of a Sunday afternoon wine tasting. I loved all the fall decorations and had to take some pictures. I did end up buying two bottles of wine to bring home. I really like the way the background came out on this layout. I used a patterned paper that had a very faint pattern and then stamped the pumpkin with orange ink, stamped the wine bottles with brown ink, glasses with a rose ink and grapes in a violet ink you can barely see them. After all was said and done I should have stamped with the papers together so partial image would be on both pages. Oh well, I'll know for next time.

My second layout was our first trip to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. My plan was to make a mini album of all the countries, their food and what we were tasting. That didn't happen. I only took a few photos, but I did mark down each of the foods we tried and from what country it came from.  When I got home I went to the website and copied the pictures of the food we tried from their country's food menu. Believe it or not the pictures are pretty much what the food actually looked like. I was a bit disappointed that we were not able to try something from each of the countries but even sharing the foods (you get one to two bites) you get pretty full fast. Plus we drank a lot of water cause it was pretty hot. We were there for about six hours stopping between the countries and watching people walk by.
My two favorite foods were from...
  • Poland - Kielbasa and potato pierogi with caramelized onions and sour cream (pic under the 3rd and 4th pic in 1st row)
  • Brazil - Crispy pork belly with black beans, tomato, and cilantro  (largest pic in center)
My two favorite drinks were from...
  • Canada - La Face Neige Apple Ice Wine (1st pic top row)
  • Belgium -  Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (bottom row 3rd pic)
These are the ATC JAMs I worked on. For those that do not know what an ATC is, it is an Artist Trading Card that measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. A JAM (just add more) is a set of 3 like ATCs that is worked on by three people. The first person makes the bases, the second person starts the theme and the third person finishes them off and mails one back to the first person and one to the second person and keeps one for themselves. You can add what ever you want to the ATCs. If you like to doodle you doodle, if you like mixed media you do that there are really no rules once they are in your hands, however, sometimes you may find a note not to use fibers or no international etc. We don't want someone to have an allergic reaction if they are allergic to a particular medium or can't get the card back home cause they can't ship internationally. The group I'm in has a list of names and address with their limitations so it seems to work out great.
On this ATC JAM I was the third person and added the broom.

On this ATC JAM I was also the third person and I added the penguin brad, blue crystal snowflake and the 3 blue dew drops.

I will be sending these home in Mondays mail.
Anyone here interested in doing a ATC JAM or just an ATC swap. Let me know. I'll be more than happy to organize.

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  1. Lo is super adorable TFS & ATC are cute too from BL group E&H

  2. Your LOs turned out very nice and some great photos. Never heard of the ATC swap like that before, fun idea. BL

  3. I just love the layout with the foods. Awesome idea! And the ATC cool! I'm a new follower now too! Scrappy hugs and bloggie love, Connie

  4. OH WOW!! Looks like you have a very productive time. The layouts seem to be highlighting such a great time. The ATC Swap cards are amazing. Really Awesome work.

    Tammy S.
    Bloggie Love

  5. Great layouts! The one with the food is making me hungry! :) Cute ATC cards! (BL)

  6. Love your layouts looks like lots of fun ans fabulous memories!
    ATCs are great also Never heard of a JAM looks like it is fun!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet (BL)

  7. These are great!!!!
    Miranda :) BL