Saturday, January 31, 2009

Making New Friends ...

A few of us locals got together yesterday for an ATC Meet, Greet, Create & Swap at Scrapbooks Etc, along with the lovely Sheree Rose who we got to know through a couple of overseas Yahoo Groups - ATC_World (where she is a moderator) and Advanced Artist Trading Cards UK . Sheree is Australian but spends half her time living in the US with her husband and the other half in Australia. It was so wonderful to put a face to a name and she patiently showed us all a few ATC tricks and some wonderful techniques.
The ATC Meet, Greet, Create & Swap Group

Back Row L to R: Diana (Me), Sheree Rose, Pam Prosser
Front Row L to R: Kyla De Ruiter, Mercia Poree & Sarah Walker

After saying our hellos and checking out each other's collections we all placed a bag of supplies to make one ATC in the basket and chose one each. We then got our heads down and started creating an ATC out of someone else's bits and pieces. A couple of hours later, we were all emerged with one completed ATC (I think that was the fastest ATC I ever made) and then we swapped that ATC as well.

I ended up with this lovely ATC by Pam using Sarah's supplies.
I had a great time creating and chatting with everyone, as well as getting to know Sheree a little better.

"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."
~Thomas Dreier, Author~


lyn said...

Hey hun, wow sounds like you chickee dees had a great day :) oh btw left a challenge at my blog for you lol. oh love the journal book you won, how cute.
belynda xo

Shelly said...

Ohhhh, you guys had soooo much fun !! What a creative idea for the cards !! Sheree is such a talent . . . hope to meet her one day, too.