Today was the Online Stampers Luncheon held at Cafe 88 at Parramatta Leagues Club, NSW. This year marked the third year I attended this luncheon and it's so nice to catch up with other creative ladies, participate in an ATC swap and look at the wonderful projects created.
Here's the ATC I made for the luncheon today ...
It's made from using the patterned inside of security envelopes. Using recycled materials is not only a good way to be “green” for the environment, it’s also a great way to save money. So often I come across objects and imagine a new and creative use for it ... but it took my friend Pam to introduce me to using the insides of security envelopes.
Below is the first ATC I made using security envelopes and the last two pictures are cards created by Pam.
Maybe you'll apply this to your own crafting projects ... I can already see the piles of those envelopes! Oh, and if you absolutely adore these patterns and want more, check out this Flickr group dedicated to envelope security patterns. Enjoy!
A couple more layouts completed, slowly bringing down the pile of unfinished scrapping. The first layout I believe was designed by Susan Couzens in a Copy Cat class at Scrapbooks Etc, the other designed by Lyndal Grant in a January 2010 Sketched Class.
I used to put so much pressure on myself to make my layouts perfect ... which meant they never seemed to get finished. I am finding the art of scrapbooking again quite therapeutic by using the stash of supplies I have available, my own handwriting and not overthinking it ... ease and grace!
standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff
-- it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel."
I love the paper arts / crafts and trying out new techniques. I live with my beautiful husband and gorgeous dog in a surburb of Sydney, Australia. I work full-time so don't spend as much time creating as I'd like ... but life's pretty good all the same.