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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!

10 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

    -c
    yapping cat

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

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  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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