On the only Yahoo group I'm really active in, ARTHavenCreations_Friendships, I signed up for a few swaps. Not because I think my work is that great- but kind of for a selfish reason.... well, 2 selfish reasons, actually! 1 was it seemed like fun getting someone else's art work in the mail!! (Anything but bills, right?!?!) And 2 was for the challenge of teaching myself to try something new. It seems like I work much better with deadlines. Like, besides the things I put on Etsy, I usually start a piece close to a birthday or shower or some other kind of due date and then I'm focused on getting it done!! But it is harder for me to get a lot of things going for the store maybe because I don't have anyone specific in mind.
But anyway, I am getting off topic! Somehow I ended up in a Vintage ATC swap!! Lol! I think it was because I commented on someone's post about seeing Penny's ATC and signing up for the swap in hopes of getting it!! I commented that I had had thoughts about doing the same thing, but I didn't actually mean to sign up! However, fate had this in store for me, so I have been working on finishing that by the end of this month!
And I have gone through 2 different design ideas, and at least 5 ATCs. hahahhaha.
But it's not right yet, so I can't post pics!!
But yesterday, The Graphics Fairy blessed me with this gorgeous Marie Antoinette digital image sheet!!!!! Please click here if you are interested.
So last night, I almost made the perfect ATC! (Perfect for the theme of the swap, I mean!!)
Yeah....until I forgot to stamp the background before I laid the picture over it....
And before glitter somehow got ALL over the place.
So, I have to print out another sheet at work today (shhhhhh- I don't have a laser printer.... But work does!!) and fix these two things. I think it looks ok... but honestly, I would feel bad, almost guilty, if I sent out something I didn't think was my 100% best effort! Do you do that too?
Oh, and another wacky thing about me.... The more things sit around, like jewelry boxes or other things I've made, the more I want to add things to them!! Like, I will look at that light blue jewelry box I just made and think, hmm, maybe I should outline the flower jewel with glitter! Does this happen to you, too??
Ok, I am off to get ready for work! Hopefully I will have some updates later tonight!! :)