Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scrapbooking My ATAA Card Exchanges

Oh what a dreary, rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest! My flower beds are flooded again. I just can't plant anything for awhile yet as this weather usually finds us in March! So, I decided to make a cup of tea and finish my St. Pat's scrapbook. You may remember that I got some very nice scrapbooks on clearance in January. I love keeping scrapbooks for my card exchanges. I have participated in three of them now with my wonderful tea group-ATAA- Afternoon Tea Across America.

The Victorians loved scrapbooking. Woman and children kept them and enjoyed saving all kinds of paper goodies. I have never been lucky enough to find a vintage one that I could afford, but I have purchased lots of ephemera from them at various sales over my many years of collecting. I just love to keep paper things and find it very fun to make simple pages to keep my cards and other paper goodies.

I chose this book for my St Pat's cards. I may use it for my spring ATAA card exchanges coming up.
Enjoy my pages and a little look at the cards and sweet tuck ins I received.

These are the card that I made for the St Patrick's card exchange this year. I like to make my cards when I have time or get inspired!

I didn't share my Valentine scrapbook earlier, so here it is! Being a quilter, I love the patchwork look of this album. I was able to slip one of my card on the front of this sweet book. Perfect!

One of the  pages had an envelop and worked just great for the recipes I received. I can easily take them out when I want to use them.

This is the beautiful title page of our ATAA page on Facebook. It belongs to our moderator, LaDonna Lateadah, who takes just lovely pictures, so I want to give her the credit! If you'd like to join our group, please contact LaDonna and she will sign you up.

LaDonna's beautiful photo!
A very big thank you to all who joined our last two exchanges! It really is so much fun. Our next one is for Easter. In an exchange, you send a card, a tea bag and some little flat tuck ins. I have all my treats for the Easter exchange, so I need to get them ready to mail.  We will be doing a very interesting and more challenging one in May....Queen Victoria Day! I have a few ideas, but haven't quite finished up on that one.

I do believe I see a bit of sunshine!!!


Bernideen said...

I am not a scrapbooker but what you have done is lovely!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Linda you make gorgeous scrapbooks - WOW! You put so much effort and talent into them. I absolutely loved your St. Patrick's pages. ♣

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, always so good to see you. : - )

mamasmercantile said...

Your scrapbook is beautiful and the pages you have done are adorable.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like your cards for St. Patrick's Day. Great job. Your collection is very cute. Fabulous scrapbook valentine. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Hi Linda...

What absolutely charming scrapbooks you are keeping. Oh my goodness!

You really have a knack for making them. Great job! Susan

p.s. Hope you had fun at pizza night. (I know you did!)

Annesphamily said...

I love your sweet teacup with the shamrocks. Such a pretty post with the tea theme. Love it!

Belinda Ch said...

So glad I found your blog due to being a new member of ATAA. We have so many things in common. LOVE all of your Tasha Tudor posts. I dream of being able to go on the tour of her gardens one day...LOL. Bucket list I am afraid. You have some lovely blog entries. THANK YOU!

Elizabeth Quigley said...

Oh I love this. I am new to the group and am looking forward to getting to know everyone better. This gives me a great ideal how to display the cards I receive. I love writing letters too.
Elizabeth Q