Saturday, August 2, 2008


One of my great passions is making ATC' card size works of art to trade. The set above are my summer at the beach collection. I have two very talented friends in my homeland of Germany who I am lucky enough to swap ATC's with. What would summer be without a trip to the beach? So their ATC's arrived on the SAME day from northern Germany which is famous for it's dunes and beaches along the North See! They brought along a breath of home I could almost smell.... Sit back and enjoy all of the wonderful art and treasures from the seashore beginning with Birgit's ATC's and her clever holder below.
Watch out for all the sand between your toes!Birgit sent the cute shelf sitter that looks sweet next to the birdhouse. The lighthouse candle and rubber stamp could not be more perfect. She made the nostalgic heart hanging below. I love Dresden scrap and wish stores sold it here!
Birgit's beautiful vintage style heart.
Birgit's pretty vintage RAK ATC and card holder.

Birgit, where is the other shoe? I think they would fit! I feel like Cinderella! Oh no...but oh how cute, mommy will use this bubble bath for me next time she gives me a bath!

If I say I felt like opening a birthday gift, I would be right! Birgit knows how to stuff a package full of treasure!

Birgit sent these pretty German postage stamps. I love them!!! There is a complete set of Seasons!

Stefanie's nautical treasure chest! Look, she used Lighthouse postage stamps on her packet too! The pretty napkins she sends each month just amaze me!

Stefanie's ATC's
Miss Peach enjoyed the fish garland. I love that it is made of all natural things. Cork, wood, jute, rawhide and shells!
June is the month of ROSES and Stefanie sent a garden of fun things that I also want you to see. Pretty papers and napkins, recipes and rose scrap!
She surprised me with a theme of roses in all of her gifts!
All these tiny little charms and buttons!
I used Stefanie's beautiful rose folder she made for me as a postage stamp organizer!!

With the golden Autumn season coming soon, I look forward to another ATC swap with you both and thank you for making summer so much fun for me this year!