The first ATC was created for a swap here to coincide with the release of a new supplement for one of our local stamp manufacturers here in Australia. The company is Stamp It and these were a couple I had purchased at a show when the stamps were released!
One thing I love about swaps is that it gives you the opportunity to use some stamps you might not have used in a long time if ever. I purchased this bear stamp & verse a number of years ago as I used to participate in a bear swap and I thought it was different and sometimes I just like different
This USA atc was created for an international theme ATC swap. As I had already created ATC's using French & Oriental themes I wanted to do something different so decided on the USA. This also gave me the opportunity to use some of my USA themed stamps I own.
I created this one for a "Red, Black & Gold" theme someone hosted. I even got out my gold embossing powder and embossed the mesh on the top left corner and the word happy. I don't often do much embossing these days.
Here another, hope you aren't sick of them yet! This one I did for a calendar swap I hosted last year and that I will be hosting again here in Australia. We each were given a month and had to include that somehow on our atc - this is what I came up with. As I had May I also include Mothers day in mine. I also had a calendar stamp for May which I was given a few years back which also worked for 2007 so I knew I wanted to use it - I don't think it suits again for a long time now so glad I got the opportunity. I guess I could still use the calendars but I would have to omit the month and replace it for one that suited the year. I found a perpetual calendar online a few years back which I find handy so I can reuse calendar grids I have created in the past without the need to create a new one.
Here is the last one for today, I have heaps more I have created but it makes for a long post. This one I made for a Christmas theme last year. I love the little angel which is by alota rubber stamps. It may be hard to tell but after I stamped and colored the angel image, I covered the piece with versamark ink and covered it with iridescent Ice embossing powder to give it a glittery look.