Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx


 In addition to reading I enjoy Stamp Art which is also called Bath-Art, dubbed by Becky W  at work.   This is a piece I call At the Parade.    Isn't he cute?   My filag boy is from Stampa Rosa!    I love his chubby rosy cheeks and those bare feet!!
When I used to work, before my retirement, I would make maybe 25 of the same ATC and give them out a work to cheer my Customer Service cohorts.     Artist Trading Cards, (ATCs) usually measure 2 and 1/4" by 3 and 1/4".

Stamps in this card are from Stampin Up.

 I cutout the tree tops and then outlined much of the trees and winter ground with a white gel pen.   I was pleased with how this turned out and again, Stampin Up stamps and paper were used.
 This was one of the first ATCs I created, just in time for Thanksgiving....Thank you Stampin Up for the resources to create my babies.
 Erik, my son in law, inspired this card.   I used the colored bands technique from http://www.techniquejunkies.com/
This is a wonderful site to learn many new techniques and processes to learn and really put pzazz into your art work.
Stamps and paper are from Stampin Up; the guitar brad was purchased through ebay and I don't recall the maker.
 In Everything Give Thanks was created as a result of the Faux Painting Technique from http://www.techniquejunkies.com/     
I enjoyed making a dozen of these pretty little cards.
(Stampin Up Resources used)
 Jolly Snowman ATC used  a stamp from Art Impressions!   He was so much fun to color and then distribute at Christmas time!   Seemed like my whole unit smiled that day!
 Nectar of the Bees was a colored pencil ATC and made use of my Stampin Up resources.    Yes, at one time I was a representative of that company and I do lo9ve their product!!
 Noel was a very quick and easy card to put together.   Stamps were from Hero Arts; after all, you can't totally discriminate, can you?
 Sailing was another ATC using the http://www.techniquejunkies.com/
technique, Bands of Color.    I liked how it turned out and I'm looking for a tiny stamp that says, Sailing, take me away--as in the Christopher Cross song.   (Stampin Up Resources)
 Although I can not center anything correctly on my scanner, this little gem was crated using Silver paper for layering and silver Heat embossing Powder. all Compliments of Stampin Up.
 This is colored pencil and I call it Spring Explosion.  My best medium is colored pencil so far, but I'm working on my marker skills.   Maybe I will graduate from first grade someday---LOL!
Think Spring used a watercolor technique featured by http://www.techniquejunkies.com/
I did it all wrong.    When I located my water color crayons, I only had "natural colors" from beige and white to gray, black and a brown.    None of the beautiful colors others used in their design.   And I had no water color paper on hand so I used whisper white.    I wasn't exactlya happy camper, but I decided the background paper could be stamped in hunter green vines and swirls and hearts.   Then I created a spring theme on light green cardstock using Art Impressions stamps and a Think Spring stamp from A Muse Arts.   adding flower brads accented the piece perfectly.   The background reminds me that I've suffered through many dismal days to arrive at a beautiful hope for spring!

I love making ATC cards.  They are small and fun.   Hope you have enjoyed my Beth Art!   Thanks for letting me share!

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