Sunday, March 1, 2009

Milwaukee Live ATC Trade-Sat. Feb. 28, 2009

Saturday finally arrived--I was so excited to drive up to Milwaukee again for the ATC Live Trade.
My friend Nina and I left Joliet at a bit after 7 am in order to arrive in plenty of time for the 10 am meeting. There was ZERO traffic on the Expressway so we made awesome time, thanks to my "lead foot". I do not know how to drive slow-sorry ;-(
The meet up this month was at the wonderful Artist and Display (more about that later) .
There were close to 30 people who attended the Trade this month. Not all people traded cards, one or two had only a few cards as they were new to ATC's --I think everyone had a really fun time. It is always great to meet up with the artists who attend the Trade, everyone is so warm and welcoming. A special thank you to my friend Mel, for the great card. Also a BIG thank you not only to Artist and Display for allowing us to meet there, but to Carolyn Brady for her excellent job of Moderator .
I made 26 swaps and got AWESOME cards !! Below are some pictures of the swap
These pictures are the "chat "time prior to the swap

Below are some of the cards that go into the Pot Luck swap at the opening of the trade. Each person introduces themselves, tells a bit about their card
and it goes into a "pot" which then gets passed around a second time and each person draws
a card out--Then the Trade begins

This is a picture of my binder that I brought my Theme cards
and my other cards in to trade. Our theme was Black White and Red/read all over( see my previous post)

ARTIST AND DISPLAY--Paradise. The store has sooo much in it. If you are in or near Milwaukee and do any kind of ART or CRAFT or want to--go there. They have everything under the sun and are so kind and helpful and knowledgeable.
I found a GiNORMous selection of Pens and Markers, paints of all sorts, chalk and pastels--Love the PanPastels set I got there last month--so much so I bought more colors this time-is that bad? I also bought some of the most beautiful papers--etc., etc., etc. CHECK OUT THE LINK ABOVE---IT IS A MUST VISIT!!


Shelly said...

The swap sounds like so much fun. Wanna see what you got for trade cards !!!
And, no, art supply stockpiling is not a bad thing. Stimulates the economy, remember? Ha ha.
Hope it is thawing out for you up there.
Take care.

Shelly said...

Thanks for your Flickr comments. The cards were really fun.
Stop by my blog when you have a minute. There is a little award for you there.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.