Bee-themed ATC Swap

Hi there friends and fellow stampers (and ATC lovers)!

I’m still trading ATC’s on Swap-Bot and ATC’s for All.  I was recently in a “bee-themed” swap and these are 2 of 5 cards I made for the swap.

SU stamp in was used on the background as well as the bee SU set, which I love dearly.  The corrugated paper is actually Kraft paper that was run through a corrugated dry embossing folder.  For this project the handmade corrugated paper is light and mailable over the heavier paper we use from boxes.

For the summer I stopped swapping ATC’s because I do spend less time in the stamp room.  I’m sure you do too.

Have a sweet day (pun intended).  Thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Aug 11 2022
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Sunflower ATC

Hi friends!  Today I’m sharing with you a Sunflower-themed ATC that I made for a swap at ATCs For All.  I love trading ATC’s.  Aside from North America, I’ve traded with people in Germany and Japan.  If you would like to trade, please leave a message below in the comments, and I’ll be in touch.

Can you spot that I used Tina Zinck’s background again?  LOL.

I had a week of vacation and felt accomplished getting some spring cleaning done as well as entertaining friends, stamping and knitting.  Now reality kicked in and I’m working this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Sunflower stamp set is no longer in business, and was from Mark’s Finest Papers

Bee and Dragonfly brad are from Stampin’ Up!

Posted on : May 28 2022
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Glitter is my Favourite Colour

Hi friends.  Another Artist Trading Card (ATC) for you.  I just love to work in small spaces (ATC’s are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) because it’s a nice challenge.

My background was created with Distress Oxides on a Zoom call with a stamping group I’m in.  April always teaches me new techniques and card folds.

I had a great week.  Went shopping with my girlfriend to a yarn shop just a little bit out into the country, and oh boy what a store it is!  The personal service was exceptional.  The owner made sure we knew what was on sale, and of course I found enough yarn for two projects.  I’ll  be sure to post a photo of my finished knitted pieces.

Have a fantastic weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Apr 30 2022
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Hippie on a Journey

Wow, it’s been three weeks since I have blogged and boy does it feel great to be back.  I’ve been so busy knitting, making Mother’s Day cards (3 for me and 7 to sell), purging my stamp room, and generally just doing nothing.  My mojo is waxing and waning these days.

This Artist Trading Card (ATC) was done for a swap.  The theme was “what I do with my Oxides.”  My Oxide background was taught to me through a Zoom call in a stamp group I belong too.

This weekend is bringing hot summer weather so I’m going to sit outside with ice tea (sweet tea for my American readers), my new SU catalogue and a good book.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging in there for me.

Stamp:  Little Hippie-AALLANDCREATE; Fancy Pants, Dollar store



Posted on : Apr 26 2022
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Fantastical Feathered Friends ATC Swap

Hello stampers!  Oh my!  It’s been almost a month since I posted.  I’ve been so busy with Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps where I have to make 5 baseball-sized card fronts, making 10 Mother’s Day cards to send and sell at work, and just generally having alot of fun!

My ATC’s are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  I stamped out Tim Holtz’s  “Crazy Birds” and die cut them after colouring with Prismacolor pencil crayons, blended with odorless mineral spirits.  Flowers were stamped onto the background and feathers added.  Birds were pop dotted and a sentiment was added.

I recently purchased Waffle Flower’s ATC die set, which is how I have such tiny scalloped edges.

Thank you for stopping by!


Posted on : Mar 30 2022
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ATC Swap-Bee Theme

Hello friends!  How are you enjoying your weekend so far?  I worked today and had a great day.  I was off yesterday, and worked on another ATC swap I’m in.  You see, Design Team work for Technique Junkies, shooting videos, looking after custom card orders, preparing Christmas calendars, and working full time doesn’t keep me busy enough, so I just had to sign up not for just one ATC swap, but four.  Poor Al always asks the same question: “why do you do that to yourself?”  All I do is laugh and say, “but you know, I get so excited with doing new things.”  How many are the same way?

This Artist Trading Card (ATC) is 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  I used Stampin’ Ups! Honey Bee stamp set for the theme “Bee.”  Each host describes what we are to add to our ATC.  This one was easy because it only had to be bee related.

In another trade (card below) we were to design a summer card and use the word “summer.”  I made five of these:  one for myself, three to trade, and one for the hostess of the Summer ATC swap.  In this swap I watercoloured the sky and water.  I chose to keep my masked sun white because my boat was white and I wanted a good balance of colour.  I love to add charms to my ATCs as well, so I added a Stampin’ Up! sailing wheel.

More about ATC’s:

  1. Must be 2 1/2 x 3 1/2′
  2. Must fit into a sleeve for protection (sport trading card holders are perfect)
  3. Use any medium you like (stamps, hand drawing, paintings, etc.)
  4. ATC’s are for TRADE only.  Original pieces that are sold are called Art Card Additions
  5. Can be an original piece for trade or mass produced by hand
  6. Each card should have their ATC numbered ie 2/5 two out of five; as well as the name of the artist, date, and trade name theme or a title

Where I trade my ATC’s:

ATC’s for All

Swap Bot

I’ve been known to host a trade with blogging friends, or have been asked by a member of my trading groups for a personal trade.

If you sign up to trade, you can find me under the name of sunflowersanddragonflies.


Thanks for stopping by!


Posted on : Jun 12 2021
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House ATC

Hello there!  As many of you know by now, I love to make, and swap Artist Trading Cards (ATC).  My card is on the left, and my partner’s card is on the right.  I think it is pretty cool how close they look to each other.  Do you make ATC’s?

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted on : Jun 27 2020
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ATC swap

I recently swapped ATC’s with a few of my friends.  They are all so beautiful.  Today I am showcasing the open-ended theme ATC’s with you.


Tina Zinck

Video Tutorial on how Tina made her ATC

Heidi Macy

Patti Gilliam

Aimeslee Winans

Thank you for stopping by.   Stay safe!

Posted on : May 09 2020
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Technique Junkies March New Release

Whoop Whoop, it’s new release time!  I hope to inspire you.

New release stamps are 15% off until March 8th, and if you use my code you get an additional 10% off.  Thats 25% off.  Everyone loves a deal, right?!  Anything that is in your cart is 10% off if you use my code TJ10Beth (clearance items are not included in this discount).  In this post, you will find links to the Design Teams blogs for more inspiration. If you want to start at the first blog, please visit Technique Junkies blog.

This month, I have created ATC’s using this month’s new release called Bandana Background.  It is a large background stamp which I placed in my Misti, and used a brayer to add colour from Caribbean Sea Kaleidacolor ink pad.  Next, I used my Blending Brushes to get a flawless blended background in pink and purple.  For the life of me, I cannot recall what ink pads I used.  Using a die, I cut out a variety of shapes so my blended background would shine through, and then added a wild flower die in gold cardstock for added dimension.

Typically, I go to Things I want to do for quotes on my ATC’s and inspirational cards.  It’s a well-used stamp set that has 16 sentiments and I used “Do something wild” to coordinate with the wild flowers.

This is the Bandana background stamp I used.


Beth Norman-Roberts (me)?

Posted on : Mar 01 2020
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Yummy Cupcake Artist Trading Coin

Hello folks.  Cupcakes have been around for years and still I never tire of them.  From my winnings from Impression Obsessions challenge, I purchased a package of six cupcakes called Yummy Cupcakes.  I have such a sweet tooth I could eat many of them.  I ordered cupcakes for my August wedding.  It is a nautical themed reception (I’m getting married in Niagara Falls the week prior), and am having cupcakes made into the shape of an anchor.  I’ll share photos of my cupcakes after the August 25th reception.

I am entering my Trading Coin in the Impression Obsession’s Happy Colour’s challenge.  This beautiful cupcake can’t be any happier.

Thanks for stopping by!



Posted on : Jul 19 2018
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