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a young blog

once upon a time
in a land not far away
a redhead picked up a camera
not fancy, professional or monumental
just photos of everyday life shared with you
that was one year ago this week, over 300 posts
artists met, friends gathered, new discoveries relished
from a friend
to celebrate your visits
I want to share with you the
"Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap"
it is easy, often interesting and creative
first choose any medium... photos, poems, collage, painting etc.
then create six ATCs using only standard ATC size 2.5 x 3.5 inches
you may create them all the same, use a theme or each a "one of a kind" card
when complete
put all six in an envelope addressed to ELK
along with a self addressed stamped envelope
I will gather them together when they all arrive
divide them up between participants
then return to you six miniature
works of art to enjoy

artist trading card
if you would care to participate let me know in your comment on this post by Friday 6-12
also please leave a way to be contacted by e-mail
for more ATC how-to info this is a good LINK
I will send out an email to all swappers
with my mailing address
send completed ATC's
no later than July 1
so happy to share
a very special


Jeana Marie said...

happy blog birthday to you, ELK!

Bridge said...

happy blog birthday. I think i just may take a stab at making a few.
email me at: korcepaul@bresnan.net

Memories Of Mine said...

I would love to take part in this but your deadline doesn't give me anywhere near enough time to create cards and send them in the post to your all the way from OZ.

margie said...

haha, all the good blogs started the same week!! congrats.

Mrs. E said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I am celebrating a different kind of anniversary this week. I'll be posting about it in a few days. I like the idea of the ATC, but I have no idea what that is. I am going to be doing some reading to see if I have time to join in the fun.

Unknown said...

I'll swap :)

Happy blog-o-versary :)

Lori ann said...

hi Elk, I love this idea, i only wish i had read about it sooner. Will you be doing it again?

and happy bloganniversary!

Sue said...

Happy Blog-o-versary. Your sharing idea sounds wonderful, but *sigh* I think I'll have to pass this time. I'm off to babysit the grandchildren for a couple of days which means not too much creative time for me.

georgia b. said...

oh, what a wonderful idea! congrats on one year of posting—such wonderful photos in a year's time. i'm so glad i discovered your blog! truly!

i have to go back and reread this so i know what to do, 'cause i want to participate.

georgia b. said...

oh, i get it. my e-mail link is on my profile page. i want to do this for sure! thanks, elk!

Chris said...

What a great idea! And happy blog birthday!

Ascender Rises Above said...

enjoyed todays post, very different style, a year of growth and change right here!

Char said...

beautiful cards

Gayle said...

Happy blog birthday! ATC sounds wonderful, but I'm not creative enough to do it! I love your images today.

Jewels said...

Happy Blogaversary and congrats!!! Always a pleasure to come here and to read your comments. I love how you did this post!

christina said...

Happy anniversary, my dear friend.

July 1st? I could manage, six. I'm not the craftiest, but oh they will be made with such love.

Shh...I'm addicted to atc's. ; )


Susan Tuttle said...

Happy blog anniversary!

This swap is a wonderful idea -- thank you for asking me -- I just finished a major project and am enjoying being fancy free at the moment:) Have fun with the swap!


laurel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the invite. I would love to join in on the swap.

spread your wings said...

Happy Blog anniversary! i would love to join in on your swap. i have my idea already. thanks!!

sherri said...

It's a wonderful idea and I'll be watching and waiting. (No time to participate:-(

SE'LAH... said...

Happy blog anniversary!!! So happy to have found you.

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Sounds really fun Elk! OK, Can I send mine as printed images from the greeting card line I have?
Also, I wanted to say, Happy Blogoversary/blogbirthday!

Meadowlark Days said...

happy anniversary!

i'll join in the swap - i think you have my email, but if not, let me know! fun!

meandering pearl said...

Hi! this sounds wooonderful!!! im not sure if id have time to send some from Australia, by next week? my email is gowithwisdom@hotmail.com if its a possibility :)

spectacular wishes!

Toni said...

Happy blogiversary, ELK. It sounds like a fun way to celebrate.