about a month ago i happened to visit Nina, a very creative blogger who was experimenting and having fun putting some atc's together. i hadn't been involved with an atc trade for quite a while and she was making it look so tempting that i wanted in on the fun. Nina very graciously agreed to trade with me and i immediately began to create mine. if you want to see the cards that i sent to her then pop over for a visit to Mrs. Moen; The Not So Secret Life of a Quilter.
these are the fun cards that she sent to me. i love what she's done using textures, layers and just minimal accents.
love this creative use of the orange paper clips
another simple and fun idea
this one's my favorite~!
love that nest of thread bits.
i have been inspired to use more creative textures within my own work.
sometimes it's good to just spontaneously jump in and PLAY a little bit~!!~ thank you so much Nina for the opportunity to enjoy both the creating, sharing, and (best of all~!!~) the receiving of a few more atc's.
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recent gifts include:
- the enjoyment of acting on a playful impulse and sharing in creative experimentation
- walking on the sun warmed soil in bare feet to pick (and eat) snow peas from the garden
- seeing the summer flowers colorfully burst into bloom
- watching a couple of orange kittens romp in the field; so fierce and funny with fur standing out in excitement as they clumsily play their "gotcha" games with each other.