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Izzycat

Izzycat
Date Joined: July 5, 2011
Last Online: March 20, 2016

Country: United States

About Me

Hi Everyone, I am excited to join swapbot. I became interested in ATC's a few years ago when a fellow art teacher shared this idea at an Art Teacher get together. I hosted an ATC making party with 9 local art teachers at my house and on a rainy summer day we spent many hours in my kitchen creating cards and chatting the day away. If you think creating cards by yourself is fun, try gathering friends for this sort of get together and see how the creative sparks fly!

I taught elementary art in my home town for 16 years, and last year taught Middle School Art. This year I am teaching High School art and have moved to a really nice art room. I am very excited! I also teach UConn Drawing, which is an Early College Experience class through UConn University here in Connecticut in the US. This is a great class where High School seniors take a college level drawing class and recieve both High School Credit and College credit. Fun class to teach!

Two years ago my elementary kids traded ATC's with two schools in Mexico, you should have felt the excitement in our building when the box of cards from Mexico arrived!

I hope you like my cards and I sure look forward to trading!

Creative cards

I am a person who wont' register for wedding gifts or shower gifts at stores online. It seems odd to me to pick out what I like and have someone buy that for me. No put down to my many friends who do that, it's just not for me. I would rather have surprizes that people really like themeselves and just are sure someone will love.

I love the unlimmited options that ATC's allow. I enjoy the variety of cards people make, and the unique ideas each represents. So, I won't say I like this or that, because sometimes let's face it, we don't know what we like till we see it! If you are looking here to see what I like, just think, "What do I like making when I design my cards....." and send that. I love the themes when they are subjects to swap as they ramp up creative thoughts to a high key, but again, if you are looking to create something I will enjoy, just use all the creativity you that you have and I will love it. I never trade the cards sent to me, I keep them all in a very special binder collection. Thanks to all who put a bit of themeselves in their cards, I try very hard to do the same! Here's to creativity to the max!

Ratings

RWB411 rated for Under the Sea ATC #1: Seahorse on Aug 27, 2011
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Comment: oooooh, this card is very beautiful Suzanne, thank you!!! Thanks for the letter too - my sister is an art teacher too - she just retired from 30 years (mostly elementary). My family in general is chock full of teachers!
Response: Thanks, glad you liked it! I have been teaching for 20 years, but took 10 home with my kids in between so your sister and I must be the same ilk. I now have 10 more years of teaching, but am looking forward to every one!
carterj rated for QUICK ATC swap #32 on Aug 22, 2011
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Comment: Thank you Suzanne for the wonderful ATC, I love it! I also love the fabulous card that you sent along of the Wheeler Library. Your work is beautiful! I will have to frame that one and find a place for it. :) Shouldn't be hard!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC and Card, You are a sweetie!
NicHahn rated for Art Teacher ATC (quick trade) on Aug 16, 2011
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Comment: I knew swap'n with art teachers would get me some GREAT cards! Thanks a ton, so glad you joined the group and the swap!
Response: Thanks for startting all of us teacher types on this site! I plan to share this with all the other teachers in my area at the next PD day!
smarshall rated for Art Teacher ATC on Aug 15, 2011
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Comment: Two ATCs!! Lucky me! Thanks for all the work you put into both of them. I'm looking forward to connecting with you in the fall for some classroom exchanges.
FROGGY42 rated for Halloween year round and round ATC on Aug 15, 2011
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Comment: What a wonderful ATC!! You did such a great job and I truly love it. Thanks so very much! ~Gail
jj9jj rated for Colour Themed ATC #5- Blue on Aug 12, 2011
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Comment: I love both ATCs you sent...especially the music one, though the abstract one is great, too! I also enjoyed your note. Sounds like we should teach together!
kinzerclan rated for Tea Lovers ATC on Aug 12, 2011
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Comment: beautiful.. thank you so much for the beautiful atc's the teapot is gorgous. i love the drawing you made of the buildings too. the tea and books is great too. i would never have thought to put a real tea bag on it.. i am really still quite new to atc's
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Comment: I love my atc. I loved your note as well. I took art all through high school and it was always my favorite, I am sure your kids love having you as a teacher! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them! I enjoyed making the ones for this theme, isn't Halloween just the best!You are so sweet. Take Care!
ladymel rated for ATCs by YOU! series #1 on Aug 9, 2011
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Comment: Your ATC's and your notecard were beautiful!!!
chouchou rated for QUICK ATC swap #29 on Aug 8, 2011
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATC that you made just for me! Hearts to you :)
craftyozgirl rated for QUICK ATC swap #31 on Aug 8, 2011
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Comment: Simply lovely ATC and notecard :) Thanks so much!
jpride rated for QUICK ATC swap #30 on Aug 5, 2011
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! The note card as well. Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the kind words, enjoy the rest of the summer!
kathiec rated for QUICK ATC swap #28 on Jul 30, 2011
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Comment: Wonderful,,,simply wonderful....and your note card is so nice...you do great work.....♥♥♥♥♥
Response: Thanks! Hope we trade again some time! The Quick Swaps are really fun.
TamiLynne rated for For Newbies #2-Button ATC on Jul 30, 2011
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Comment: I love Button inspired ATC and the wonderful card you designed
Marryth rated for QUICK ATC swap #27 on Jul 25, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and your wonderful note - I really appreciate the time you put into both! :) You do wonderful work! ♥ I hope that you and your grandbaby have a lot of fun at the beach! :)
Response: Thanks! Gl;ad you enjoyed the card. It is nice to share art! And yes, the beach has been wonderful!

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Comments

takaratown on Jul 26, 2011:

I just saw your name listed on a swap, and I just had to say hello. I have a cat named Izzy ( I did not name her, it was her name at the time of adoption), and we call her IzzyCat all the time!

Anyway I like the name! ;)

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