Needed a (little) push...

So awhile ago (like the beginning of the year) I created a list of ATC themes for myself. More like I had all these fantastic ideas and thought a ATC challenge would be awesome... 

But...looking after a toddler, helping my sister with her wedding planning and invitations, house hold duties and participating in other swaps I haven't had the time or energy to put these ideas to paper. 

So with the help of facebook, I sent out a message to one of my swap group pages hopeful that someone would want to do a one on one swap. 

The theme I wanted to tackle was House/Home. I saw some great mixed media ideas using book paper and a collage like technique. So I was really excited that someone responded to my message. 

I set a time frame which was the end of next month (October) But...the next day she private messaged me and said hers was ready to post!!!! Just what I needed to hear to get my creative gears in full swing!

So Jan, thank you so much for saying yes, my house themed ATC has been posted and I do hope you enjoy it. It was a little difficult to decide which one to send you, I kind of wanted to keep them both! 

I hope I can create a few more like these as I really enjoy the 'collage' type technique and I think I'd like to participate in a few more one on one swaps too! 

Here are my ATC:

If you would like some inspiration check out my mixed media pinterest board here. There are quite a few ideas on how to use book paper in your art! 

ATC (house) has been entered into Anything but a Card #27 Challenge - Hit the books
ATC (house & tree) has been entered into ARTastic Challenge - Quirky and fun! 

Happy Crafting! 



  1. Well, Samantha, your atc's are fantastic, love them both.

  2. Samantha these are adorable and I don't think you could get more quirky and fun! They are perfect for our challenge on ARTastic and I thank you for sharing them with us.

  3. Yes, quirky & fun Samantha, I love your ATC's! Gorgeous colours & textures...excellent!
    Thank you for playing along at ARTastic with us!

  4. Absolutely ADORE these. They are cute, pretty and brilliantly done. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  5. Samantha these are so sweet! Sometimes we do need a little push to get going after a break. Now I am wearing two hats tonight so I am able to say - thank you, thank you from Anything But A Card and also from ARTastic.
    That's a first for me!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your whimsical designs.

  6. These are totally quirky & TOTALLY've done a really professional job on them.....& good on you getting them done:):):)

  7. This is deffinitly quirky, fun and whimsical. Love the colours and choise of paper you have used. Thank you for playing along with our challeng at ARTtastic :)

  8. Would love to do a one on one swap with you! My email is, you can pick the theme... I am just getting into atcs and am addicted!

  9. Beautiful =) Thanks for playing along at ARTastic.


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