Saturday, January 30, 2010

The above are collaged bird ATCs that I made for a swap on the yahoo group I belong to. I really enjoyed making these cards. I love birds, that is to look at, but not flying around me. When I first married we used to play cards with my parents every Friday night. My mom had found a baby cardinal that had been injured and she was raising it in their house. It was free to fly around. One night playing cards I clucked at the bird, and it came flying at me. The next thing I knew I was screaming and under the table. LOL That's when I realized I only like to look at birds. My OR daughter still reminds me of the time her nursery school went to a farm. When we got to the chicken coop I let her walk in by herself, hoping she wouldn't be afraid of the chickens. All I can say is she didn't like it one bit.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is the ATC that I made for the winner of the January Winner Take All from the yahoo group The Sum of All ATC's. I was fortunate to win in November which was great. I never knew what to expect at the mail box. Most people know that I LOVE mail, be it junk, letters or even bills. When I was a little girl I used to send away for free things all the time. My girlhood friend Carol introduced me to the "pocketbook" that listed things that you could get free. (Companies were more generous in the fifties.) I remember that she called me on the phone about this great pocketbook, and for the life of me I couldn't understand what it was. Low and behold it was a paperback book. I guess we called them pocketbooks "in those days."


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