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Monday, May 18

I can't believe this is my 400th Post !!

I have to say it again.....I can't believe this is my 400th post. I know I've been blogging since 2007 - but I hadn't been paying attention to the number of posts I've made for quite some time. I've never been the type of person that sticks to writing in a journal, and usually any attempt fails after a week or so - so this just makes me happy. I'm sure the reasons I've stuck to blogging are the fact that I can type my entry instead of hand write (which makes my wrist hurt and hand cramp up) and it's pretty fast to type a new journal entry. Plus, it's artsy and I've always considered hand written journals touchy feely express myself kinda things - and I'm just not good at getting my feelings out there. So, wahoo - 400!!

I don't have a TV in my studio (and really want one), and since I'm home alone most of the days - I move myself to the living room and work on assignments and projects from the coffee table. Here's what my coffee table looked like this morning. I picked up a new stamp (or three) last week and have been wanting to use this one the most, it's really been calling my name. So last night I stamped and painted up a storm and got a few images ready for a new batch of ATC's.

I was also working on a Halloween project even though Halloween is not even just around the corner.

Here's the new stamped image - all trimmed and watercolored.

I've been looking at the image all morning wondering how to add a little something extra to it...and I have a set of inchie stamps from InkaDinaDoo that has several Asian themed stamps that I thought would work nicely. I think I like the Asian lady best. I stamped her first and then used a 7/8" square punch from EK to punch it out. I think I'm going to color it in and then attach it to the ATC using red thread. Red because I coulnd't find my chop stamp (my hubby got me in Singapore) to stamp my name in red on this, which is what I really wanted to do.

Here they are all lined up on my really dirty messy stained painted work mat. I just love the way these came out.
Well, thanks for visiting.....hope you all have a great rest of your day!


  1. Great ATC's! I forced myself to clean up my work area yesterday. I hate dedicating time to clean up! Love the watercoloring! Hard to believe it has been a week since we loaded up Kelley's car and hit the road!

  2. These are gorgeous ATC's! Love the watercoloring and text background.

  3. Love those atcs soooo cool!!! And congrats on your post 400!

  4. Oh yea - Congrats on all those posts!!! And the addition of the ichie asian lady on the ATC is the perfect touch.

  5. I don't comment often enough, but I love your blog, Cat!!!!!

  6. As always I love your work! It causes me to catch my breath! I have missed checking your blog and have had fun reading about your adventures. Happy 400!

  7. love seeing you go from stamp purchase to making very cool ATC;s with it! Congrats on the 400th!!!

  8. Congrats on the number of posts! That's awesome. Love the little atc's, what a great stamp!

    yapping cat

  9. Congratulations!! blogland is great fun, love your ATC's nice theme. M

  10. congrats on making 400! your atcs are gorgeous, the watercoloring is beautiful and the red thread will be perfect jenxo


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