Friday, February 3, 2012

ATC Swap

When this year started, I thought I would choose a word for the year instead of making a list of resolutions that I would never keep. The idea of picking a word to embrace in the new year has become popular within the scrapbooking community and I thought I would give it a try.

As 2012 approached and I started to consider which word I would pick, the word Hope came to my mind. I wasn't sure if that was the word I wanted, but for the next couple of days I seemed to see the word Hope everywhere I looked. While it was not a word that I would have chosen for myself, I felt that the word was meant for me. So Hope and I will travel through this year together.

I knew that many other people would be choosing a word for themselves and I had the idea of doing an ATC Swap that would revolve around our special word. So I initiated an ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum and 11 lovely ladies decided to join in! We had the month of January to design and create our cards that would include our word and then this past week we had our swap.

This is what I created...

... and here is my box of 12 all ready for the swap!

The cards I received are all incredibly beautiful and I plan to put them into a frame to display in my home. A frame filled with inspiration and meaning will be my special blessing throughout this year! Thank you to each of the ladies that I did the swap with! Thank you for sharing your words and for creating such pretty cards.

As soon as my frame is finished, I will take a picture and share it with you. In the meantime, I Hope you have a new year filled with the best of the best!


  1. Your ATC is beautiful Joanne, as are all of them. I surprised how well they all look togeher.

  2. JOanne, This was lovely. I saw it in person and I really love the dew drop and the sentiment especially!

  3. Love your ATC. The sentiment is perfect!

  4. Your ATC is beautiful. Thanks for organizing this swap and helping me participate.


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