Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Georgia Insect LTC

This is the first in a series I am making about Georgia's official state animals. The next installment will feature a stamp carved by Kirbert. It will be in the I'll Fly Away ring.

You can't see it here, but the honeybees' wings are glittery, and the dark grey stripes are glittery as well.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Think Pink LTC

Since I have two boys, I really want to have a girl next. I am currently in my first trimester of pregancy, and I created Think Pink to reflect my hopes for a daughter of Eve. BTW, if you would like to see the names I am considering for this child, check out

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My First LTC!

I'm officially addicted to Letterboxing Trading Cards (LTCs). My first LTC, River Dance, was created on December 1, 2007. Before I created it, I tried finding some examples of LTCs on the internet. I came up with only one. A couple of kind souls had mercy on me, however, and sent me LTCs "on credit". . . thanks Mososo Kruppe and Nitrocat. Now that River Dance is retired, I am posting an image here. I plan on posting the images of all of my LTCs here after they retire.
This is what I like about LTCs:
1. I get to share my artwork with lots of people at minimal cost. A postal ring with 20 participants would cost me $40 on average. It costs $8.20 maximum to send (and receive) 20 LTCs.
2. There's no logbook hassle with LTCs. I love receiving postals, but I sometimes dread logging in to them.
3. I can display LTCs neatly. If you don't have the 9-pocket display pages yet, you simply must get some.
4. I like the artistic aspect of LTCs, and I really enjoy creating them.
5. I don't run the risk of losing my stamps with LTCs, and I don't have to wait months for my stamps to come home.
6. I get lots of updates immediately. I love updates!
I'm not putting down postals in any way, and I will certainly continue sending and receiving postals. I feel like my involvement in postals, however, will slow as I become more involved in LTCs.