n*Studio 2011 Recap – ATC Frame

When I was teaching at the Scrapbook Island in California this January, I was shown these amazing ATC Frames which are manufactured by the Japanese company Memory Palette.

You can have them standing on display or hang them too- and I love how the sliding glass protects your inside- but still makes it possible to work dimensional. Such a clever and awesome idea.

I’m so thankful that Emi and Ken were so sweet to get one from Japan and presented it to me at CHA. That was so wonderful of them!

And I took it to good use – as there is space for 12 ATC’s or of course you can just scrap mini layouts in that size – I thought of recaping my n*Studio year.

For those of you who don’t know I quit my paralegal job last year in January to do what I love full time…getting my hands inky and painty :) . It was an amazing year- but somehow I was so busy with always the next project, that I forgot to look back and celebrate some of the highlights that this first year of my n*Studio brought.

And so I finally did so by creating this ATC Frame. It was so much fun looking and thinking about the things that happened, the up- and -downs. It made me stop and say “wowsers” – especially when looking at April: Teaching Mixed Media in Norway, Greece and Australia -how did I do this? LOL – good thing that the worst of that ….nights of packing class kits, are vanishing memories. What stays is the good memory ;) This frame will definitely get a nice spot in my n*Studio.

Supplies: Memory Palette ATC Frame, White Cardstock, Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paints, Derwent Inktense Blocks, Ranger Distress Stains and Color Wash, Heidi Swapp Color Magic Banners, 7Gypsies Tags, Hambly Screen Prints Rub Ons, Canvas, Typewriter, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L MyStik Permanent

I hope those frames will make their way into some European Stores soon. What would you do with it, if you had one?

Have a gorgeous and creative day!


Comments (7)

  • Vicki Chrisman




  • Catherine Matthews Scanlon


    love this, and a GREAT way to display your favorite ATC’s — or anything! Your’s is so colorful and beautiful, love it!


  • Sue Clarke


    Love what you did with this frame…hope they come to my area soon…great way to keep the ATC’s dust free as well while displaying!
    Congrats on your past year and here’s to many more successes Nat.


  • Diana


    love your project!!
    for me, honestly, i would probably let it sit in my ‘to do pile” for quite some time til i could figure out the perfect way to use it… maybe a fun way to show case my son’s 12 years of school mixed media style of course!!!


  • creativmamaMarion


    Coole Sache. Und so schön bunt und mit so vielen Girlanden … gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    LG Marion


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Danke Marion :) Ich wünsche Dir ebenfalls ein wunderschönes Wochenende! Nat


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