Monday, July 26, 2010

Blogger Timecapsule

I've been working on tagging my old posts. I've got 150 of 'em now, so I figure it's probably a good time to start... you know, before we're totally out of control. I came across a post that I started and never published from way back in the summer of 2008.  It was almost like a little time capsule from the time when I was on the design team for My Kits and Pieces, a scrapbook kit club that unfortunately is no longer in business. Reading through it made me feel like scrapbooking, which I havn't done in far too long.

So here we go, a post from August 2008:

The girls from Kits and Pieces recently had an ATC swap and I got to help coordinate it. What's that? You don't know what an ATC is? Well, neither did I when I signed up to do the swap. ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, and while I do not consider myself an artist, luckily that is not a prerequisite for making the cards. Basically, you make a card that measures 2.5x3.5 inches, and decorate it any old way you want, testing out techniques, showing off your personality, or designed for a specific theme. You then trade them (obviously) with other people. Our theme for the swap was "Who you are and where you're from" Here are mine:

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They are not all the same, simply because for the first three cards I still had no idea what I wanted to do and couldn't decide on a theme. I finally decided on this:

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I made it look like a postage stamp, because I absolutely adore getting mail. That's probably why I love shopping online so much, because it means that I then get to expect a package. The four rows of different patterned papers are supposed to represent the four seasons, which we definitely see distinctly in Idaho. I didn't photograph the back but I used a stamp set that made it look like a little postcard. They were lots of fun, once I figured out what I was doing.

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Here's the pile of 100 cards on my desk, ready to be sorted and sent out. It was so cool to randomly get these in the mail.
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These are my sister's cards. I just loved that each one was unique and represented a different fruit of the Spirit. I wish the picture was clearer, because she hand-drew the design on each one and they were just so neat. I kept the red one that represented "Love."
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And there they all are stuffed in my mailbox, ready to go. What a fun experience and I am so tickled to have a card made by each of my K&P friends, whom I've grown so close to over the last year.

~ So that was the post, and I'm glad I found it because I still have those ATC cards and every time I look at them they make me smile. Although I just noticed this post also has two comments on it already.... so now I'm confused. Maybe I posted it and took it down? Why would I do that? This is good stuff.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kira,

    Just wanted to let you know that I came by your blog!!! :-) your family is gorgeous and I LOVE your boy's names!!!

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  2. Hee, hee. I was so delighted to GET one of those. U R Awesome

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