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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Game Night" ATC swap

Hello everyone!  I've taken another of my creative breaks, and have been trying to organize my craft room.  Now that I've started I can't think of any cards to make.  But I do have an ATC that I haven't posted yet.  It was done for the October Stampin' Up party at the home of fellow Giggler Mary Ann.  We had an ATC swap for our group and I wish you could see them all.  The Gigglers are all so talented.  You can see a couple of them at Lou Ann's blog, and Diane's blog.  PLEASE take a look at these pint sized treasures.  They are incredible. 
This little 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 card came to me when I found a bag of 54 mini playing cards and a bag of mini puzzle pieces.  One day I decided to separate the cards by suite, only to find out that it was a complete deck.  That was the start.  I have several game stamp sets, by the pieces are too big for an ATC.  Enter Shrinky Dinks.  A plastic that you stamp, color and bake to have an image that's about 1/3 of the size.  That's what I did for the Cowboy Poker chip, Sorry game pieces, dice, and Chess Knight.  The Game Night arrow was die cut with a cute little Verve die that I had just gotten in the mail.  Love that Verve.  The checkerboard was pretty tough.  I searched for paper, material, stamps, anything with a red and black checkerboard, and nothing.  So my DH said  "Did you check the internet for a picture you could copy and reduce."   DUH!  I covered it with UTEE for a nice shine.  Last, but not least, the puzzle. 

When I poured them out of the bag I notice a couple were contacted, just like a regular puzzle.  I thought it would be nice to put a few pieces together.  Have you ever tried to put together teeny tiny puzzle pieces of a 500 piece puzzle?  It is a challenge.  But I liked it.  Hopefully you will too.  Thanks for looking.
Stamps:  SU "Game Night"; Inkadinkado "Games"
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, Real Red, Basic Black,Handsome Hunter, Jackpot dsp
Ink:  Stazon Forest Green, Azure, Blazing Red, Cotton White; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Mini Playing Cards; Mini Puzzle, checkerboard
Tools:  Shrinky Dinks; Dies Spellbinders, Verve; UTEE; glue dots


  1. What a fun card! I would have never thought to make such a card. I am a solitaire freak, lol. Love your idea.
    Hugs, Dangina

  2. This was such a cute idea! I can't believe you put the tiny pieces in that puzzle together and the shrinky dinks were a fabulous idea! I'm so glad I was in the swap!

  3. I can't believe you put the puzzle pieces together! lol. fun atc!