Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Are you ready?

Here we are, 
September and October's
ATC Swaps all done,
Halloween is almost
and the Holidays are
just around the corner!

I put the question to you
here on the Blog
and on Facebook
about another 
ATC Swap 
to Finish up this
Years ATC Swaps
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media...
and I heard the yells!!!

It has been a 
Year of ATC Swaps 
and what an
Incredible Variety
of Talented Artists
You all are!!
I Thank You all 
for a Wonderful turnout
each and every month!!!

So I thought I would switch things 
up a bit
to make this Year's 
Last ATC Swap
a little different:)

As you all know
there have been chronic
mailing issues here locally,
and seems regionally, which
I've taken into consideration
with this Swap.
Also being the Holiday Season,
we all have little funds for extras
with the 
Holiday Shopping Season
about to start:)

Starting now, 
October 23rd, 2012
( and yes, Halloween
in next week, my Fav!)
with a 
Deadline for Mailing
to me of 
November 15th, 
the Postal Service here, 
States that 
November 15th, 
will make
sure for delivery 
before Christmas!
(can you believe that!!!)

November and December's
ATC Swap

'Seasons Greetings'

1 ATC Made and Mailed
out before November 15th, 2012!

As in previous ATC Swaps
here on Birdnuts Mixed Media,
Email a picture of your ATC
to me to be Entered:)

In your Email, make sure you
send with the picture any
Links for a Shout Out
Blog Post to help Promote
all of your Shops and Web Sites!
And your Mailing address for
me to send you an ATC Made
by me:)

And as you can see,
I've already started!!! HA!!!

I'm hoping that having 
just 1 ATC to mail out
back and forth might
keep the mail costs 
down for all of us:)

Now Wait!
There's more!!!

As you all know,
I've Opened in August
my First Ever 
Etsy Shop

So this time round
Prize for this 
ATC Swap is...

$25.00 Etsy Gift Card!!!
That's right!
A $25 Gift Card to Any Shop
on Etsy!!!
( and I won't mind if you use
it to shop in any of the
Fabulous Shops on Etsy!!!)

Just think! You could use it
for a Treat for Yourself!!!
Or put it towards a Gift for
someone else!

Thank You's 
My Wonderful
Co-Hostess's this Year!!!!




Crowabout Studios

I Love you all and
so Appreciate Your
Support and Joining 
me with this Year's Swaps!!!
Thank You so Much!!!! 

So there ya go!!!

Qty 1 
'Seasons Greetings'
ATC to Make...

Mail it out to me before
November 15th, 2012....

Email the Picture of Your
ATC and Mailing Address
Info and Links to be Entered
in the Swap...

And a Chance to Win
the $25 Gift Card!!

Woo Hoo!!!

I'm still putting together some 
other fun Giveaways 
before Years End
But this is the Last 
ATC Swap for this Year:)

I'll be doing the big
Shout Out Blog Post
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
and will Email
the $25 Etsy Gift Card
to the Winner!!

Woo Hoo!!!! 
Can't wait to see your Entries!!!
Now go get started!

And in the meantime...
Have a
Happy and Safe 
to you all!!!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

And the Winner's Are....

Woo Hoo!!!
Well here we are about to
Announce the Winners
of the
September 2012
ATC Swap and Giveaway 
with my
Wonderful Co-Hostess


Big Thank You's
to Kristin for her
Donating the 
$25 Gift Certificate

and the
ATC Halloween
Mini Shrine Kit 

for the Prizes!!!

Always Appreciate your
Joining in with my
Ms. Hubick:) xx

Ok then.......

before I Announce the Winners,
a Question to you all....

This September's ATC Swap
was met with some challenges
and frustrations with both
the Canadian Postal Service
and the U.S. Postal Service
in sending our ATC's back and forth,
and even getting them to accept
our Altered Envelopes.
I felt so bad that some of you,
( and lets face it, limited funds,
and limited time), made the
experience for some of us
a bit of a hassle.
For this I am sorry, as I am
continually having issues
with the Postal Service in 
my area.

Now that it's already mid-October,
and with the Holiday Season coming,
with many of you preparing for the 
Holiday Season, and limited funds,
and getting generally busier preparing
for the Holidays, but also the delays
and late mailing coming and going 
as I feel it is going to get worse by
mid-November, are you all still 
interested in doing another 
ATC Swap this year?

Leave your Comments and Ideas
on this Blog Post and let me know
what you all think.

I'm kind of thinking of a 
Christmas Theme ATC Swap
but only 1 ATC that can be
tucked into an envelope
to keep the costs down with
the Holidays coming...any ideas?

I'll leave the option open until 
Friday, October 26th, 2012
where I'll make a decision on
whether or not to Host another 
Swap for this year.

So lets get on with the 
September's ATC Swap
and Giveaway!!!

Using the Random Generator
of the

Wonderful Halloween
ATC Shrine Kit is.....

Virginia Smith!!!!!
Congrats Virginia!!
Woo Hoo!!!

And the 
of the
$25 Gift Certificate
to the 

Woo Hoo!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan!!

Big Congrats Kirsten!!

I'll pass on both the
Winner's email address
to Kristin Hubick
Retro Cafe Art 
to arrange getting
your Prizes to you!!!!

So Huge Thank You's 
to all of 
Fabulous ATC Artists!!!!

Remember to 
Leave those Comments
and Ideas on this Blog Post!!



Monday, October 8, 2012

September ATC Swap
and Giveaway
Shout Out Part 2!

Hi All:)
After yesterdays Blog Post, I was so
pooped that I decided to wait until
this morning to Post Part 2!!!
You Fabulous ATC Artists
Entered so many Wonderful ATC's!!
I'm Thrilled!!!!

And you will be too next Friday, 
October 12, 2012
When I use the 
Random Generator 
to pick 2 Winners 
of the Fabulous Prizes!
a $25 Gift Certificate
and a
Mini Halloween Shrine Kit!
2 Great Prizes 2 Winners!
Donated by 


Woo Hoo!!
Thanks so much Kristin!!

So just like yesterdays Post,
this is all about YOU!!!
You Wonderful 
ATC Artists 
who so graciously
participate in my ATC Swaps
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media:)

So lets get going!!!

First up!
Retta Fox Skiff!!!

Woo Hoo!!! Retta's Wonderful Entry #1
Lovely Mixed Media ATC
( Even better in person!)
Thanks so much Retta for Joining in!!!
You can find Retta on Facebook

And our Next ATC Artist is....

Michelle Oliver!
Michelle's Entry #1
( Which is adorable in person!!!)

And Michelle's Entry #2

I call all my Canadian Followers
my Home Girls, with which Michelle
is one!!
Happy Thanksgiving Day Michelle!!!
Thanks for Joining in!!!!
Check out Michelle's Blog at

Woo Hoo!
Who's next???

Virginia Smith!!
Oh My!!! What a Fabulous Presentation
of her Wonderful ATC's when they arrived!!!
So clever!!!

Virginia's Entry #1!

And Virginia's Entry #2!!

Love them Virginia and Love the Tags/Envelopes
for them too!!!
You can find Virginia's Fabulous
Talents and Interests on her Blog at
Thank you for Joining in!!!

And then we have.....
Kirsten Sheridan!!
Woo Hoo!!!
Kirsten's Entry #1!!

And Kirsten's Entry #2!!!
( I recognize the Dylusions Stamp!!!)
Well done!!

You can find more of Kirsten's Fabulous
Art's and Interests on her Blog at
Thank you so much Kirsten for Joining in!!!
Really appreciate it!!!

And there's even more!!!!

Flutter BeforeYou
Susan Dietz!!
Woo Hoo! 
Susan's Entry #1!!!

(And this one is soooo me! HA!)
Susan's Entry #2!!

But wait! Susan brought a Newbie along
to come join in with us! Her young Niece!!!

Chevaya Weaver!!

Chevaya's Entry #1 !!!
Great Job Kiddo!!!

And Chevaya's Entry #2!!!

Thank you so much Chevaya for Joining in
with us all!!! You're welcome to come Join in
again anytime!!!

And don't forget Susan Dietz's
Flutter BeforeYou
Check out her Etsy Shop at

and her Blog at
Thanks Susan!!!! xx

And our next ATC Artist is......
Carolyn Huber!
Carolyn's Entries #1 and #2!!!!

Thanks so much for Joining in Carolyn!!
Great ATC's!!! Please Join us again!!!! xx

And our last ATC Artist 
for the September ATC Swap
but certainly not least!

A 'Deer' Friend:)
 and Wonderful Artist
Sherry Westfall Mathews!!
Woo Hoo!!! Sherry's Entry #1!!

I love Sherry's Work and you can
see her work in her Etsy Shop at

Thank you so much Sherry!!! 
(and you know what else for, Thank you!!:)

So there ya go!!!
September 2012's ATC Swap 
ATC Artist Entries!!!!
Woo Hoo!!!

Another Totally Fabulous
ATC Swap 
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media

And through to Tonight Only
Don't forget the 20% off Sale
in my Etsy Shop 
and use the Discount Coupon Code
to get 20% off at Checkout!!

And a Very 
Happy Thanksgiving 
to all of my 
Canadian Home Girls!!!

Woo Hoo!!!
So See you all next Friday
October 12th, 2012
for the Prize Drawings!!!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

September ATC
Swap and Giveaway
Shout Out Post!!

Woo Hoo!!!

Wow! Those 5 weeks just flew!!!!
And soon it'll be Halloween
and believe me all these Fabulous
Halloween ATC's that have arrived 
have us in the mood in my home
for Halloween!!!
Even Oliver Howard 
is ready!!! HA!!!!

My Co-Hostess

is Ready and Standing by
for Next Weeks
Drawing of the
$25.00 Gift Certificate to
Retro Cafe Art
the 2nd Drawing 
for the totally fun
ATC Size Halloween
Cupboard Kit!!

So 2 Chances to Win!!
Drawing Winners
will be Announced next
Friday October 12th, 2012!

But this Post is all about 
Fabulous ATC Artists
who have participated!!!

(And Thank you all for dealing with
all the rotten Postal Issues along
with me!! Really appreciated
your patience!!!)

So lets get to it!!! 
Woo Hoo!

First up....

Tina Wittmer!!

Tina's Entry #1

And Tina's Entry #2!!

You can see more of Tina's Wonderful
works on her Flicker Site
Thank you Tina!!!

Lets see.....who's next....

Woo Hoo!!!
Diana D. Darden!!
Diana's Entry #1!! Scary Girlie:) HA!

And Diana's Entry #2
Thank you my Girlie!!!

And to see more of Diana's Wonderful
Creations you can find her Website at
Check it out!!!
Thanks Diana!!! oxox

Now, who could be next......

The Fabulous
Fiona Randall!!
Woo Hoo:)
Fiona's Entry #1

And Fiona's Entry #2!!!

I always appreciate Fiona's participating
in my ATC Swaps all the way
from England:)
Check out her Blog to see more of her
Fabulous Art and get a load of
Halloween Eye Candy!!

And another Fabulous ATC Artist
who Entered is.....
Wendy Aspinall!!!
Wendy's Wonderful Entry #1

And Wendy's Entry #2!!!

Thank you so much Wendy for joining in!!!
And you can find Wendy's Fabulous
ATC's and Artwork and her 
Own ATC Swaps and Giveaways
to boot at
One of these months Wendy I'll have to Enter
your ATC Swap!!! Thanks so much!!

Well, When you talk about
Halloween Eye Candy....
you have to be 
referring to the 
Halloween Loving
Mary Jane Chadbourne!!!
Mary Jane's Entry #1
(Love the mixed media:)

And Mary Jane's Entry #2!!

And if you all don't mind, I'd love to shout out and share
Mary Jane's Latest Mixed Media Artwork 
that she's been working on as a 
Donation to the 
 ALS Society Auction!

You can find information and read all
about this Fabulous Piece and the 
Charity that it's being Donated to at
Mary Jane's Blog
and her Etsy Shop at

Thank you so much Mary Jane! Always appreciate
you joining in!!!

And who's next.....
My Wonderful Greek Girlie!!!!
Eugenia Strange!!!
Woo Hoo!!!
Eugenia's Wonderful Entry #1:)

And Oh man!! Eugenia's Entry #2!!!

I always appreciate Eugenia's joining in with us
all the way from Greece, and her wonderful
PenPal Emails we share! Always fun and 
a learning experience, and I'm encouraging
her to start her own Blog as the Girlie doesn't have one!!!
Thank you Eugenia!! xoxo:)

And Even More 
Halloween Eye Candy from....
Andi Atwater Easterly!!!
Andi's Entry #1
( The picture won't load any bigger, but when
it arrived it was absolutely adorable!!!:)

And Oh man!! Andi's Adorable Entry #2!!

I'm so please that Andi has been participating 
in my ATC Swaps here on Birdnuts Mixed Media
and now her Husband is too!!!!

Monte Easterly!!!
A Wonderful Spirited ATC
Monte's Entry #1

And Monte's Entry #2!!!
Wow! I'm so pleased to have you come join
us Monte!!! Please do so again!!!!

You can see more of Andi's Fabulous Art
( and you have to get Monte to start his own blog too! GRIN)
Thanks you two:)

Now.....More.....Oh My!!!
Deanna Jinjoe!!!
( My Canadian Homegirl!!)
Deanna's Entry #1!!

And Deanna's Entry #2!!!
Oh man!! Deanna has exciting News of her own
soon to be Announced with the Opening of
her own Internet Shop!
Check out Deanna's Blog
and find out about her New Venture soon!
and you can find her 
Fabulous Hand Made Journals 
in her Etsy Shop at
Thanks so much Deanna:)

And our Next ATC Artist is......
Tracey Stockman!!!
Woo Hoo!!! Tracy's Entry #1!!!

And of course I'm partial to Crows!
Tracey's Entry #2!!!

Always love it when Tracey joins in with us,
she's been a long time Follower of
Birdnuts Mixed Media and she's an
adopted Auntie to Oliver Howard as
she sent him a Fabulous Hand Made Dog Quilt
just for him when he was ill earlier this year:)
I will always be appreciative of her kindness:)
But she has no Blog!!! HA!!!
Thanks Tracey for Entering your ATC's!!! xx

And Wait!!!!
We aren't done yet!!!!
Oh man, and I've eaten 4 mini cinnamon buns
so far while posting this! HA!!!

And speaking of Cinnamon Buns....
Woo Hoo!!!
Pat May!!!
( my early morning Facebook Coffee Buddy:)
Pat's Entry #1 
(which I adored when it arrived, 
this is a beautiful watercolour in person!!)

And her Fabulous Entry #2!!!

You can find Pat's Wonderful Arts 
and Interests
on her Blog
and check out her Etsy Shop 
Oh my the Goodies in there!!!
Thank you Pat!!! Coffee later?? GRIN:)

Ok, so I've grabbed more 
coffee and cinnamon buns...
Who's next?
Monica Downing!!!
Woo Hoo!
Monica's Entry #1!!
( Oliver Howard loves this one! HA!!!)

Talk about Eye Candy!
Monica's Entry #2!!!
( How many Teddy Bears did you dismantle
to make this! HA!!!!)

Check out Monica's Blog and her Talents at 

And another Fabulous ATC Artist!!!
Casey Nelson!!!
Woo Hoo!!!
Casey puts so much detail and layers into
her ATC's that I totally appreciate
that she only Entered 1 this time round!
It's Fabulous Casey!!! Thank you so much for Entering!!!
You can find more of Casey's Fabulous Work 
and Tutorials and Fun Stuff 
on her Blog

And next is the 
Jan DeBellis!!!
Jan's Entry #1!!
( Now, Jan kept saying that she only had time
to do one Entry....but then.....)

Jan's Fabulous Entry #2!!!
Using one of 

Woo Hoo 
Thank you Jan!!!
You can find more of Jan's 
Wonderful Art and Interests 
on her Blog

Now! Ha!
It's been nearly 
3 hours and
5 Cinnamon Buns
2 pots of coffee
to do this blog post.....
and still 
Of ATC's to SHARE!!!

So I'm going to stop at this
point, and do another
Big Shout Out
Blog Post later on this

Here in Canada 
it's our own
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!!!
Woo Hoo!!!
So Happy Thanksgiving
to all of my 
Canadian Followers
here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!!

And in my
Etsy Shop!!
Monday Night
October 8th, 2012
I have a Big Sale!!!
Use Coupon Code
at Check Out

Lots of New Goodies

Just Listed for the Sale!!!

Everything in the Shop
with the Coupon....

20% off!!!
So hope you'll stop by!!!
and don't forget the Coupon Code!!

See you all the next 
Shout Out Blog Post
over this weekend!!!
Woo Hoo!! 
Lots more Fabulous ATC Artists
still to Shout About!!! 

Thank You so much!!!