Friday, March 11, 2011

RRR Challenge and Book is Done!

 First I have to share that my book is at the publishers! I'm exhausted and happy. Belonging to the group Arts in the Cards was a godsend for me. It allowed me to be creative in a different way than writing and to be a part of a group since I spend most of my days the last five months alone in front of my computer. The last challenge was Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. Here are my ATCs (artist trading cards, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches). Enjoy!

Every project allows us to learn something about ourselves. When I got out my box of saved items, I began to see a theme to my obsessions.

Here is a list of items used:

Tissue paper, Trick or Treat bag, dye catcher cloth, envelope, catalog pieces. Korean dog treat label and a part from a gift bag

Spice flier, postcard, Starbucks coffee sleeve, dye catcher cloth, gift bag and a stamp

Atlas page (sent to me as gift wrap), tissue paper, postcard piece, flash card, apricot label (plastic), Trick or Treat bag, stamp and catalog piece

Tissue paper, Trick or Treat bag, JC Penny's shopping bag and catalog parts

Atlas page, wrapping paper, ribbon, airline menu, candy wrapper, envelope part and a stamp

Atlas page, ribbon, airline menu, candy wrapper, gift box part and a stamp

Dye catchers cloth, postcard, placemat, flash card and the inside of an envelope

Trick or Treat bag, tissue paper, envelopes, dye catcher cloth, Korean dog treat label and a part of a placemat

Bookmark, gift tag, flash card, catalog part and two different envelopes

I think I was successful with recycling and reusing. Didn't reduce my box of saved treasures by much, but I sure had fun.


  1. I love mine! Fingers crossed that the publisher gives you two thumbs up :-)

  2. I am so happy to be a part of the group. You all are helping to keep me sane. Not much from the publisher yet. He did promise to pay me which I take as a good sign. Hugs.

  3. Karen-- these cards are really beautiful! What becomes of them? Do group members swap? I look forward to reading your new book-- do you have a pub date yet?
    xx, Meg

  4. Meg, Nice to hear from you! Each month our group has a member who decides on a theme. Then we decide whether we want to participate. We make a ATC for each person who signs up and swap. It's an amazingly talented group. Certainly making me step up.

    Book is due to be out January 2012 which will be here before we know it. Hugs, Karen


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