Friday, May 12, 2006

An Indulgence From Me to You

Cloud Gate - Chicago 2006

If you are already checking in here, you know that I love words, phrases, quotes, and fonts. In addition to collecting these things, I collect creative supplies. Dining room looks like a bomb went off. (sorry - no photo - I am completely unwilling to expose that to the world) We do not eat there because we can't get in there.

When the USE WHAT YOU HAVE group formed in April - I jumped in and had a blast. I pulled out old stuff I had forgotten, mixed it different ways and was completely successful in not purchasing a single craft supply during April.

This is a crazy committment to the blog world but I am jumping in. This will also take me a while but if you are interested, I will make a set of 3 ATC for the first 50 people who leave a comment on my blog. The ATC will be of my own design with one commonality - each will use a word, phrase, or quote - AND I WILL USE ONLY WHAT I HAVE IN MY STASH TODAY MAY 12,2006 FOR THIS PROJECT. The ATC will be mailed to you regular US mail.

If you have inspirational quotes, words, or phrases to share with the blog world, please include them in your comment.

I will respond with emails and once I am working on your set I will send you an update on the project. I will also post regularly here.

I expect nothing in return for this, so even if you are just a friend who checks in with me just "cause, please leave a comment and you will be included.


jen b said...

teresa - you are so kind to consider me. I would love to receive 3 atcs from you. my favorite quote is by einstein : Creativity is more important than knowledge. Good luck in your project!

lisa said...

hi teresa! how I love the ATCs you had sent me in the swap so am super excited to get more from you!! Hmmm, I don't really have any favorite quotes (although I do like that einstein one, I'll have to remember that!) but here is a good one to go with the 'use what you have' theme:

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

Dawn said...

Wow, what a great surprise in my email today. I'd love to receive 3 ATC's from you. Thank you for the offer. :)

Anonymous said...

Great stuff T,
Here's a quote for you, it's kind of fitting for "using what you have":
"We are but birds of passage and must build our nests out of what materials we can find." ~Lady Wilson 1889
Hope you enjoy it.
Your swap-bot friend
Holly (groovyholly)

lalheg said...

Would you consider UK? - I will happily send 3 of my own to you

Current quote that speaks to meis an initial paragraph from Tristine
Rainer's book The New Diary:

"Paul Gauguin, the painter, began his intimate journal with the
phrase, "This is not a book". He repeated the line frequently
throughout the journal to remind himself that writing a diary is not
like writing a book or any other form of literature. Gauguin wanted
to write his diary as he painted his pictures, dabbing a few
experimental colours at first, adding more as his intuition told him,
following his fancy, "following the moon", discovering the pattern
from what had occurred by chance."

I'm going to follow the moon!

Katie said...

I love ATC's Thank you for he e-mail, I really appreciate it.

KooKa said...

=) Thank you for e-mail.

My favorite quote is from Forrest Gump, and everyone knows that...but even so, it is always on my mind, because it really makes all the sense...

"life is like a box of never know what you gonna get"

[I even named my blog - the personal one, not the crafty - after that quote...lame, hun? lol]

Well, it makes all the sense to me...


MaryAnn said...

Sign me up! And I like Holly's quote - seems so appropriate since you're using what you have!!!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Hello, Thank you for coming by my blog and introducing me to yours! I am honored at the thought to receive something from you, but as I live in France you might not want to add me, I understand that.
Nevertheless, I look forward to seeing what you create and the updates!!
Good Luck with your generous undertaking!!

lalheg said...

Teresa - I got your comment but am stumped as how to get an email addy for you or to provide you with mine without putting it on here. I'm on swap-bot with you if that is any use.....

Lesly said...

Thanks for introducing me to your blog... I'm honored to be considered for your ATC project! I've been dabbling with paper crafts for awhile, and I've been really considering jumping into the ATC world myself. Can't wait to hear from you!

swapmeetsally said...

Thank you for your oh so generous offer..
3 ATC's by fun!
I love so many quotes but the one that has recently helped bring peace to my whirlwind of a life is:
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can't wait to see your work~ :-)
Warm spring wishes & heartfelt hugs being sent your way,
Karen C. (from swap-bot)

maggiegracecreates said...

lalheg - go to view entire profile - then go to the email link on the left of the screen. sorry i should have that on the front and i will fix that.

mamadobbs said...

a phrase that i have used a lot lately, i stole from one of the girls' teachers...

if you don't like something,
change it
if you can't change it,
change the way you think about it

i am having to do a lot of rethinking these days

anni said...

Thanks for the invitation. This will be my first ATC experience. Would you kindly explain a bit about it? I am new to the Swap-Bot world. I have certainly encountered a grand adventure. And that's what Life is about.

"Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness." - Saint Augustine

I look forward to sharing more...

While your here, you're welcome to visit "Life's a Banquet", my blog of life's adventures...



Anonymous said...

Teresa...I would love to receive atc's. They are so fun to create and receive. I can't think of a favorite quote this sec so you can surprise me :0)

kristin said...

what a lovely idea Teresa...thank you for including me. i would love three more of your ATC's for my collection. there are so many quotes i love...hmmmm...

from Francis of Assisi-
"For it is in giving that we receive."

from a greeting card-
"Dreams are not made to put us to sleep, but to awaken us."

Chinese proverb-
"(S)he who knows patience knows peace."

looking forward to watching your progress :)

Heather said...

Well how cool are you? I'd love to receive some ATCs for you and even swap!

Hmm, fav quotes?
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous; it is to decide to have your heart go walking around outside your body" -Elizabeth Stone

Tammie said...

"Now that I'm older, I thought it was great that I seemed to have more patience. Turns out that I just don't give a shit." Okay, so it may not be what you expected, but hey, it's me! Surely you are not surprised!
Hey T-thanks for including me. I'm slow to catch on, but will have my own blog set up shortly.
Take care!

Carolyn said...

Hello-- Thanks for a welccome visit. I'll carve out some time later to take a good look. I'm up for an ATC.

Shelley J. said...

Hey Teresa!
I love your work, and would definitely be interested in receiving an ATC! You've got my info! Email me and I'll come up with quotes! :)
Thanks again dearie!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Great blog - I'd love to sign up for an ATC!
There are so many quotes I love, but my favorite has to be this:
"Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." -- Henry Van Dyke

Have a great day!

Gracey said...

that's so cool.. i have just decided to commit to using what i have untill i can lessen my stash quite a bit... my words for you are "nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" -Ralph waldo emerson

Raesha D said...

You are so awesome! What a fabulous deed of cyber goodness. My words of wisdom to you are from my favorite group (The Beatles) - all you need is love - so simple yet so fabulous.

Julie said...

Wow, i have a great quote that I use on my blog - "It helps the happiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things" - William Morris.

Metallyptica said...

I assume you're just doing this wonderful ideia to American people, right?

Anyway, it's a lovely ideia!!

And let me share a quote with you... "Careful what you wish you just might get it" it's taken from a Metallica song and I really like it... :)

Have fun with your "funtastic" ideia!!

Metallyptica said...

Still... can you do the atc cards for me too?? I'm from Portugal... but yet... I guess the fantastic ideia is worth a try asking you... :)

Contessa Kris said...

This is a huge commitment on your part. I'm an paper ATC maker myself and know how it can take awhile to create so many. I love collecting ATCs and would love some of yours!

Favorite Quotes:

"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not thinking one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows." -- Emily Carr

"Live in the Present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau

Meghan said...

I would love to receive handmade ANYTHING from you! I love trading little handmade curiosities and treasures...
My favorite quote, from a movie:
"I would have missed you even if we would have never met"
Very swoony.

maggiegracecreates said...

This indulgence sign up is closed. Don't worry - there will be other things to come. I will compile my list this weekend and post the completion plan on Monday.

Thank you so much for supporting this project and my blog.

Have a beautiful day