Thursday, 22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving with my first ATC!

Happy Thanksgiving wishes for all my friends to the south...and to everybody else, as well!
Here in Canada, we celebrated our Thanksgiving in October. I consider EVERY day a Thanksgiving, so I'm celebrating along with you! God is so good, and He blesses us beyond measure!
A short time ago I found a 7gypsies ATC card holder on clearance for a fabulous price...I just had to get it! It's been on my "to do" list forever to make an ATC, and I thought having the holder would be great motivation. Then I started my hunt for the 7gypsies accessories for my holder. I couldn't find them anywhere! When my sweet friend Sue (from Creative Inspirations) heard about my search, she gifted me with a fabulous assortment of cards and the ATC punch too! Thank you, Sue! I was so excited! :o)
Then I heard that my other sweet friend, Anne-Marie, was going to be starting a new challenge on her blog. It's called "Faith Challenge" and there will be a new challenge every month. I thought it would be wonderful fun to participate by creating an ATC  for each new challenge. For the month of November the challenge is "Thankful". You must create a project, of any kind, and include any of the following words on it: Thanks, Thankful or Thanksgiving. You are also encouraged to include a Scripture verse on your project. How wonderful is that? :o)
Here is my first ATC. It's been gloomy and snowing ever since I finished it, so please excuse the quality of the photos. This is the front:

This is the back:

It was lots of fun to make this project! The size is so much fun to work with, and as you know...I love to use Scripture in my work! I'm really looking forward to the next challenge. Thank you, Anne-Marie! :o)
Here is my card on my ATC stand. Woohoo!! I'm well on my way to filling it! Okay, maybe not "well" but I'm on my way! lol

Materials Used:
Papers: Making Memories - Autumn Splendor;
Base: 7gypsies - ATC card (gift from Sue)
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Pursuit of Happiness;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown;
Punches:  Stampin' Up - Decorative Label,
7gypsies - ATC punch (gift from Sue);
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations - Autumn Gatherings;
Glitter: Ranger Stickles - Gold, Spiced Marmalade;
Pearls: Basic Grey.

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Linking Up To:

Faith Challenge - November - Thankful - HERE
Word Art Wednesday #55 - Anything Goes - HERE

What is an ATC? ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. They are defined as "little pieces of art measuring 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches." Do a Google search if you're interested. These cards have a very interesting history! :o)


Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty projects Nancy~ You are well deserved to get that sweet gift from your friend... All those cards are gorgeous and love the saying on them.. Yes, here in Hawaii we are going to celebrate our festive meal with family and friends..
Enjoy your lovely day and upcoming weekend!

Ilonka said...

Hi Nancy Oh my your Atc Card looks fabulous. The colours are so beautiful. The card stand is stunning.
and perfect for your little cards. Great job !! My creative friend.

Hugs Ilonka

Friday said...

Congrats on a fabulous ATC and a first time at that. Awesome job, Nancy. I wish you and your family a Very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving day. Hugs!! Friday

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job, Nancy. I love all the rich textures and layers. It's dimension gives it a real heart-warming touch. Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. We are blessed to have you play along with us, and I just LOVE seeing your beautiful art!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ATC Nancy and a great start for your ATC holder :) Love those darling little acorn die cuts !
Love and hugs
Lynn xx

Dunja Dücker said...

Wow Nancy, your creation is marvelous. I love the style of your great ATC, love love love it. The colors are amazing and your work too.

I wish you a great weekend my gorgeous friend.
Blessings and biggest hugs

Faye said...

Congratulations on creating such beautiful work on your first ATC. I love that scripture from Chronicles and have used it in various situations: teaching, prayers, etc. Beautiful work.

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is wonderful! I love the punch and the scripture you've shared! Enjoy the day!

Geri said...

I love this, Nancy! We've had a great day with family here today...and beautiful weather! I've thought of you and several other blogging friends that I've never met, but am so thankful to have in my life! I do appreciate you and your bold faith...and your eagerness to share it through your beautiful artwork! Thanks so much for your friendship! Just think of the inspiration your beautiful stand will be when it is full of sweet little pieces like today's!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My! YOu are off to an amazing start my Friend!
Your ATC is delighful!
Look at that harmony of colors and yummy texture!
Bravo and Thank YOU!!

HolyScrap said...

👍Vert pretty...I'm sure that holder will get full soon. Happy Thanksgiving ✨

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Nancy, I really like those rich colors and all the lovely shapes. Pearls and falling leaves, who could believe they go with more than the little black dress?
We so appreciate you sharing your projects with us at WAW.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Cindy Haffner said...


Holly said...

Oh, yes!! I think that you should continue with the ATC's. Did you have fun making it? I do like ATC's. Have you ever gone to the website Roses on your table (something like that). They have swap groups and I used to belong to an ATC one. Yep, I can do those.
I did not get to wear my "invisible" pink furry coat. I do have a furry pink vest though. Does that count? It has been in the 70's here and with my personal hot summers appearing unannounced, I tend to dress lightly. =0)
Blessings to you, my friend!

Trish and Treasure said...

Wow, great ATC front and back!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Gemiel said...

Nancy, your ATC is fabulous!! Can't believe that it's your first. Such pretty autumn colors and I love all the die cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Can't wait to see your next creation for your holder.

Geri said...

Nancy...thank you so much for supporting me over at the Precious Remembrance blog...I appreciate that so much!!! Have a great day!!!

Susan M said...

This is beautiful Nancy! It's a fantastic idea ,your stand is going to be wonderful when it's full.I love the way you always use the perfect scripture for your projects.Will have to join in this one too !

Hannah said...

very pretty...look forward to seeing your finished stand!

Anonymous said...

I've seen one of those stands before and could not figure out what it was for. It is to hold awesomeness is what it is for!

I love your first creation. Bright fall colors and leaves. Eye catching little gem that it is.

Love you - Leslie

Jonia said...

Oh Nancy, I love this little card and it is so beautiful and the stand is just wonderful. I have also thought about doing this. You may have inspired me.

A-M said...

Nancy, I am sorry I had not discovered this sooner.... my life has been on a little roller coaster lately.
Your ATC is a wonderful small piece of artwork. Thank you so much for taking part in my challenge... bless you dear sister-in-Christ.