Saturday, April 28, 2012

So Who's the Winner?

Well I'd have to say that I am as all these
Fabulous ATC Artists who are sending me
their ATC's for the 
Have Gobsmacked me with their Talents!!!
But alas, we've come to the day that
Winner of the Gift Certificate
is to be chosen!
Using the 
Random Generator Website
as it's far too difficult to decide!
(Wish you all could Win!)

But first:) Ha Ha Ha!!!
I'd like you all to see all the Fabulous
Entries I've received from all these
Wonderful Artists!!

So for 
April 2012's 
1st Year Anniversary
ATC Swap
Here are the Artists and their Entry ATC's!!!

First up!
Eugenia Strange:)
Entry ATC #1
I thought this was lovely and the child's
graphic was adorable!

Entry ATC #2
Adore this! And so true! LOL!!
I'd just like to say, that Eugenia Strange
doesn't have a blog, but we're working on her!
And she's participating in these Swaps, 
which I so appreciate, all the way from Greece!
Woo Hoo!!!:)
Thanks Eugenia!!

Next Up!!!

Pat May:)

Entry ATC #1
This is Pat's first time participating in
Birdnuts Mixed Media's ATC Swap
and I'm thrilled to have her join us!
What a Fabulous Entry, and I'm sorry my
blog won't let me post it bigger, as the
details are Fabulous!

Entry ATC #2
Love it Pat!

Entry ATC #3
Who can resist an adorable child with a bear!!!
Pat May has both an Etsy Shop and a Blog
Please pop by both her shop and her blog!!
Thanks Pat!

And our next Entry is from....

Diana D. Darden
Entry ATC #1
Woo Hoo! Diana!!
Couldn't agree more with this ATC! LOL!

Entry ATC #2
And who would want to hide! LOL!

Entry ATC #3
Adorable Diana!!
I encourage you all to check out Diana's
Wonderful Website
Here shrines and other projects she make
are so full of whimsey and talent!
Thanks Diana!!!:)

Now lets see....who's next....

Woo Hoo!!! 
Mary Jane Chadbourne!!!

Entry ATC #1
As always my dear Mary Jane, Adorable!!!
And I can so relate!!! LOL!!!

Entry ATC #2
Don't you know it!!
I think we're probably both party girls! LOL!!!

Entry ATC #3
In my dreams Mary Jane, I usually land hard! LOL!

Listen up all, 
I so appreciate Mary Jane Chadbourne's
participation in 
Birdnuts Mixed Media' ATC Swap
as she is an Artist who has a 
Huge Plate of Projects!!
Teaching a Fabulous Class coming up on 
as well as recently being 
Honoured to be picked as a Local Artist in
Las Vegas to make a Heart Sculpture for
a Donation Project of a 
Large Heart Sculpture
to the St. Jude's Hospital Charity 
Fund Auction for Children! 
Please check out Mary Jane's Wonderful Works

Thanks Mary Jane!! :)

And look here!!! Another Newbie to our ATC Swap!!!

Sharon Borsavage!!!
Entry ATC #1
Woo Hoo! Sharon!!!
I was so thrilled when you contacted me and
inquired if you could join in! Heck Ya!!! LOL!
And what a great Entry!!!

Entry ATC #2
I and say it too!!!
Sharon has a bundle of energy and enthusiasm
that I wish I could bottle! LOL!

Entry ATC #3
And this special ATC Sharon told me was
of her and her grandmother:) The only picture:)
So sweet Sharon!

Now I ask you all!! Please go check out Sharon's 
Fabulous Jewelry that she makes!!!
Wait until you see her Wonderful Works!!!
Thanks so much Sharon!!! :)

And Woo Hoo!!!
My 'Home Girl'
Ms. Gigi Butterfly!!!
Entry ATC #1
This arrived in today's mail, and believe me,
the picture just doesn't do it justice!
Love your ATC's Gigi!!

Entry ATC #2
And what you all may not know, is this is only
the 2nd Time Gigi's made ATC's!!!!
Her First Time was for the previous Swap!!!
You Rock HomeGirl!!!

Gigi is one of B.C.'s Wonderful Fine Artists
and I encourage you all to please check out
her Gorgeous Print and Original Paintings
in her WebShop at
Is she ever Talented!!
Thanks Gigi!!! :)

And our next Fabulous Artist is....

Flutter BeforeYou
Entry ATC #1
I adore this Girl's way her mind works!!

Entry ATC #2
And I love how she incorporates vintage images
into her work:)

Entry ATC #3
This is a dilemma that isn't just in childhood!! LOL!

What a creative spirit you are Flutters BeforeYou
and please check out all of her links at

and lets see...who's up next....
well someone really Special:)

Julia Fritz!!!
Our very own Anitra Fritz's Daughter!!!

What I have to tell you, is that 
Julia Fritz a budding Fabulous Artist in her own right,
Daughter of Anitra Fritz who I am a big fan of,
and I was so pleased when Anitra asked me if
Julia could Swap ATC's with me, that
Julia is only 6 years old!!
Look at this darling work she's done!!!
She's Officially in the Drawing!!
Thanks Julia!! I love your ATC's!!!
And you can Swap ATC's with me anytime!! :)

And last but not least!!!
A Last Minute Entry From another Newbie
who I hope will join us in the Next ATC Swap!

Celina Anthony
Woo Hoo! Celina!!
I love 3D ATC's! And this one is Lovely!!!
You made it just in time to 
Officially be in the Drawing and I'm
looking forward to receiving your ATC and
I've sent yours off too!!
Please Check Out Celina's Lovely Blog
She does some beautiful leather work, 
journal pages and I encourage you to sign on
as a Follower on her Blog!!
Thanks so much Celina! I hope you'll Enter the
Next ATC Swap!!!

Well there ya go!!
Another Fabulous ATC Swap!!!
I'm gobsmacked at all the Talent and Willingness
to come Swap with me!!!
For those of you who didn't get in on the Swap and
who aren't on Facebook where all these are posted...
here's a few of the ATC's I made to Swap with these
Fabulous Artists:)
The Theme was Childhood:)

Can you imagine with the beadwork
and I have to make at least 10 or more of each 
ATC to swap....LOL!!!!

This was one of my Favourites to make:)

So was this one!!
(Boy Graphic from the Wonderful
Land of Nod!!)

My husband hears this often!! LOL!
Another Fabulous Graphic from Land of Nod!

So Let's put some
Lipstick on this Pig!

Using the Random Generator
to pick the 
Winner of the 
$25.00 Gift Certificate to
drum roll please!!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!
Sharon Borsavage!!!!

Big Congrats Sharon!!!
I'll be emailing the Certificate to you
in just a little while, have fun doing
some Internet Shopping!!!
You'll Love Melissa's Shop!
I certainly do!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!

I want to Thank All of the 
Fabulous Artists and all
the Wonderful Followers and
Facebook Friends who have 
shown so much interest in
participating in this
ATC Swap and Gift Certificate
I've been receiving tons of Emails and Inquiries from
all over the World in response to these 2 ATC Swaps
that I've had here on Birdnuts Mixed Media...
so I'm so please to say.....

Woo Hoo!!
May 2012
ATC Swap and $25 Gift Certificate
Giveaway Drawing for 
Melissa Samuels
will be happening!!!
Yup! I'm doing it again!!!
So head's up! Here's the 
Theme for May's ATC Swap!!!
And the Theme is 
it can be any kind of an Event!
Get those Creative Thinking Caps on!!!
And for a little push...LOL!
Here's an Example of the ATC's I'll be Swapping 
With you All:)
LOL!!! I love my Robots!!! LOL!!!

so you have lots of time to 
Enter the May 2012
ATC Swap as the 
Deadline isn't until May 26th!!!
You can make up to 3 ATC's
to Enter
Email the Picture of the ATC
to me to be Entered, and we'll
share mailing addresses by email
to Swap:)
A Blog Post will be done 
Highlighting all of the Fabulous
Entries and giving 'Shout Outs'
to all of the Entering Artists
and The Winner will be 
announced on
Saturday, May 27th!!!
So get to it!!! LOL!!
Hope you'll all give it a try, as
we're having a blast!!!
Thanks everyone!!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Anniversary Month 
1 Year 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!!!!

I am so Stoked!!! LOL!!!
One whole year has flown by!!
A ton of Art Projects, 
a Fabulous Assortment of 
Wonderful Shops
that have 
Graciously Co-Hosted Posts 
and Giveaways with me,
and all of 'You'!!!
I am Gobsmacked at what a 
I have here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media 
and on Facebook as well!!!
Thank you all so very much!

As you all know from the previous Post
Currently have our Monthly 
ATC Swap and Gift Certificat Giveaway
with The Wonderful!!!
The Deadline for the 
ATC Swap 
Gift Certificate Drawing
is Friday, April 27th!
So do check out the Details on the previous
Blog Post and get those Entry ATC's Made and
Emailed to me at!!!
But in the meantime......

The Anniversary Party
Woo Hoo!!!
My 'Deer' 
Absolutely Fabulous

Is Co-Hosting with me this

But Wait!!! There's More!!!
( GRIN )

In Honour of My 
1 Year Anniversary 
and the 
Wonderful Assortment of 
that Kristin has in
all of which I adore and use all the time,
I'm pleased to Highlight Kristin's 

Woo Hoo!!!
I've been busy! LOL!!!
Not Only Making Tons of ATC's but 
Check these Out!!!

As some of you Followers know,
in Past Blog Posts I have made
these Fabulous ATC Boxes
and Kristin has Honoured Me
by posting them in her shop!
So I figured since I adore these
I would make a few to show you all:)
I not only used the 

I also used 

I love making them so much that
I got a little carried away! 

Woo Hoo! LOL!
On this one I used

and the Wonderful

It works great and dries so fast
and leaves a great finish!!

And I just couldn't stop there!!! LOL!!

This one is using 
Fabulous Assortment of 
with which I figured out last
year make Fabulous Feet!!!

And Kristin's 

As you can see, they hold ATC's
(Artists Trading Cards)
and it's a great way to 
Creatively Display your Collection....

Kristin even has the 
at a great price on Sale to boot!!!

So What More can I say....

Oh yes....

Leave a Comment on this
Blog Post and 
Please Sign on as a 'Follower'
(if you aren't already:)
To Be Entered to 

but also.....
3 Winning Picks
to each receive 
One of my Altered
ATC Boxes!!!

That's Right!!!
I'm Giving Away
all Three of these!!

Deadline for Entry is
Friday May 11th!!!

So Woo Hoo!
Get those Comments Posted!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

ATC Swap Challenge!!!

I have been so excited as when we finished 
last month's 

So many of you that Entered and so
many New Followers and Facebook Friends
have been immediately asking when we'll
be doing this again and that you're
all ready to get to making more ATC's...

So Here We Go:) LOL!!!

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway
with our Lovely
Woo Hoo!!! LOL!

After the Success of Last Month's ATC Swap and
Gift Certificate Giveaway, I learned a few things
on how to streamline this post a little bit differently.
Being up in Canada, and with the slowness of 
mailings, the use of taking the pictures to be entered
worked really well!

And so many of the Entries into the last ATC Swap
have been filtering in through the post, but a few
still haven't arrived yet, even though you all
have confirmed they've been sent.

So here's the Details to be 
Entered for the
April 2012
$25 Gift Certificate to 
(Using the Random Generator Site:)
and to 
Participate in the Swap!

To Enter
Please leave a comment on this Post
that you're throwing your hat
in the ring! 
That way you're Entered into the
Drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate!
Email a picture of your completed
ATC Entry to me at
with your mailing information so 
you will be
 Entered in the Swap
for me to send the Swap ATC's
for each of your Entries:)
You may Enter up to 3
(I will email confirmation along
with my mailing address to you:)

That's 3 Chances to Win 
the $25 Gift Certificate 
Swap 3 ATC's!!

When I receive your email with
your picture attached and your
mailing information,
I will add your pictures to a post
here on my blog along with
any information you would like
me to help you promote 
your blog, Etsy Shop or your
own Website.

I will also daily be posting
the pictures of your 
ATC Entries on Facebook!
So do make sure you send 
me a 'Friends' Invite on
Facebook so you can
see your Entries posted 
there as well as here on
my blog!

What I'm doing a slight bit
differently this time is...
When you have Entered
and Emailed your ATC
Pictures to me, I'll ask
you to please mail them to
me then when
they are Entered

(last time it was at the Deadline
so this will hopefully expedite the Swap!)

as I will furnish you with
my mailing address, and I will
send out your Swap ATC's
when yours arrive. 
(This will also help me out, as I made 33 ATC's
for you all for the Swap and want to make sure
that only Entered ATC's are receiving the
Swap ATC's to be Fair:)

So lets see....
what other Details do we need.....
Oh Yes!!! 
The Theme 
for this months
Anniversary Swap!!! 

Your 'Inner Child' to Channel!!!
Your ATC Entries can be anything about
Favourite Childhood Things, Childhood Memories,
Childhood Friends, Favourite Toys, anything
you all might be prompted to do about Childhood:)

And in turn, I'll also be making the Swap ATC's
that I'll be sending out to you all for each
of your Entries!

Childhood Related! :)

The Deadline for all the
ATC Entries and for the
$25 Gift Certificate Drawing

will be 
Friday, April 27th, 2012
With the Winner
Announce on
Saturday, April 28th, 2012!!!

I will also be doing other posts
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media
between now and the Deadline
as there is much more
in the 'works' for my
1 Year Anniversary Month!!!

Woo Hoo!!!
Let the ATC Making Begin!!!

Thanks to you all for
such great fun the last
Swap and Giveaway, as
I'm looking so forward
to seeing all your Entries
for this one!!!
And don't be shy! If you haven't
made ATC's
(Artists Trading Cards)
before, email me and I'll
explain it all to you :)!!

Have Fun! 
And Good Luck on the Draw!!!