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adriayna
02-20-2008, 08:05 AM
Swap Due Date - May 1st
Signup/withdraw date - Month day
Number of Cards -11 for 11
Number of participants - SWAP IS FULL!


This swap is for a 3x3" butterfly themed chunky book.

The media is similar to my layers, textures, glazes line of swaps which focuses on layers of paint, stamps, papers, and collage. Please use a mix of medias, layers, textures, and glazes. Butterfly pages should be CHUNKY too! This means hanging stuff, adding beads, etc. Try to keep the left sides free of chunk - many people will bind them into books.

Colors: Blues, greens, and purples.
Theme: Butterflies
Media: Layers, textures, glazes(mixed media)
Backs: Should be presentable and look nice!
Size: 3x3"


I expect everyone's best work for this swap. Card backs should be decorated and visually pleasing as well and should include info about the artist: username, real name, location, and swap.

3x3 Book Guidelines:
1) Each player who joins must send in 11 pages that are 3" x 3" (12 if they want one for themselves; but you can keep the 12th!).

2) All players must pay for their own postage, including international participants. The last swap cost about $2.50 - $3 in postage for 10 chunky book pages. International shipping runs about $4 or so. Please send it as loose stamps or well concealed cash.

3) International participants - All participants are REQUIRED to send postage, including international participants. My post office, in fact, does accept International Reply Coupons. You can send me an IRC if you'd like or else you can send me postage via paypal or US stamps if you have them. International shipping should be about $4 USD.

4) Bubble mailers-- PLEASE send me a bubble mailer to mail your pages back in (I will reuse bubble mailers that you send if you send an address label). The bubble mailer should have your complete return address on it. On the back, put your userID and swap name.

5) All pages should be IN MY HANDS by May 1st, 2008. This gives us over three months to work on our pages! PM me for my address when you are ready to send.

-1) Adriayna - checked in!
-2) Electablue - checked in!
3) Pippin - checked in!
-4) Seekingforart- checked in!
-5) Altermyworld - checked in!
-6) Egrobeck - checked in!
-7) Goatgoddess - checked in!
-8) Jonquil - checked in
-9) Bluebelle235 - checked in!
-10) paperfairys - checked in!
-11) pumpkin12pm - checked in!
-12) artworm - checked in!

FULL FULL FULL!

PLEASE check in on this thread so that I know you made it here safely. If I don't hear from you in two weeks of the site opening, I'll drop you from the swap and offer the spot to someone else who was on the waiting list.

adriayna
02-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Sweet! Thank you so much. That solves that little problem! :)

altermyworld
02-20-2008, 11:16 AM
oh i am here. I "heart" flutterbyes" i live very close to a conservatory.
The butters land on you, practically cover your body. its a gorgeous place.
Ang

adriayna
02-20-2008, 11:41 AM
Thanks for checking in, Ang!

Pippin
02-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Here I am!

adriayna
02-20-2008, 09:24 PM
Yay! Great!

ElectaBlue
02-20-2008, 09:55 PM
I'm here! I thought I checked in earlier, but it must have been before I was properly set up.

My son has been sick at home so I have started working on these, but I have lost the butterfly stamp I bought to use for this! I think I put all the things I was going to use in a very safe place. Now if I just knew where the safe place was...

jonquil
02-20-2008, 11:45 PM
I'm here ready to go

jonquil
02-20-2008, 11:46 PM
I am having very zen oriental butterfly ideas - is this okay - just checking because it's my first chunky book and i want to get it right:unsure:

adriayna
02-21-2008, 07:37 AM
Anything goes as long as you stick to the size, media, and theme(butterflies!).

adriayna
02-21-2008, 08:53 AM
Well, I've had quite a few enveies lost in the mail- some cards I sent, some returns I sent, and it hasn't stopped me from continuing. Really, less than 1% are lost in my experience. Maybe .5%...?

seekingforart
02-21-2008, 06:50 PM
I am here sorry I forgot to check in!

egrobeck
02-21-2008, 08:26 PM
I'm here - check me in!

adriayna
02-21-2008, 08:45 PM
Glad to see you both! :)

Pippin
02-22-2008, 10:10 AM
Hey Dana, you are supposed to be resting young lady!!!! Get back in bed!!

adriayna
02-23-2008, 09:51 AM
Well, I was SO sick that I couldn't get on most of yesterday; but today I brought my computer INTO bed :)

ElectaBlue
02-26-2008, 01:22 AM
I have finished all my pages and I am going to mail them in with all the swaps that I have for Adriayna. I am happy with how most of them turned out, even though I tried to spray inks through stencils and they looked great until I glued them onto the backgrounds and all the colors ran. I ended up having a deep purple/green background for some of them rather than the bright colors I was hoping for.

You can see an example of several in my gallery. The colors don't look right at all in the scans, either. The backs are spraypainted through stencils of different patterns and then butterflies over all. I almost like the backs better than the fronts!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=239v

adriayna
02-26-2008, 09:06 AM
Yes, great work! :)

artworm
02-26-2008, 04:15 PM
Oh, I'm here Dana. I made it. Looking forward to this swap!

Deborah
(artworm)

adriayna
02-26-2008, 06:30 PM
Yeah, I saw you around. Great!

artworm
02-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Electablue, beautiful cards. Love them.

adriayna
02-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Here are mine!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=2852

ElectaBlue
02-29-2008, 12:39 PM
Bluebelle, Adriayna, and Artworm thanks for the comments on my pages!

Adriayna, yours are gorgeous. This book is going to look so great when it is finished and all the pages use the same palette.

adriayna
02-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Yeah, i really like the idea of using a similar palatte! I can't wait!

Pippin
03-02-2008, 11:21 AM
I had a brainwave yesterday when I was picking up two framed prints, I bought three off cuts of mattboard and had them cut into 3x3 and 4x4 so now I am all ready and NO warping!!

altermyworld
03-02-2008, 12:21 PM
WOW you guys are rocking this swap, gorgeous pages. I have one more chunky book to finish before i can even get started on this and i have massive amount of inspiration.
ang

ElectaBlue
03-02-2008, 12:28 PM
I had a brainwave yesterday when I was picking up two framed prints, I bought three off cuts of mattboard and had them cut into 3x3 and 4x4 so now I am all ready and NO warping!!

I think using matboard is the best for the chunky books! I bought a bunch of it really cheap, but I am almost out. I need to find more at a bargain price. It is really nice to get it cut for you. I haven't had much trouble cutting mine because I have access to a giant cutter at work and that works really well.

egrobeck
03-02-2008, 04:21 PM
ok, mine are just about done - I just have to do the backs and then they're in the mail - here's a sneak peak (photo's aren't the best though) I can't wait for the returns on these - they're going to make such a wonderful chunky book!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2303239377_5c2fab517c_m.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2303239015_a61ff091fc_m.jpg

adriayna
03-02-2008, 04:23 PM
Those are AWESOME!

egrobeck
03-02-2008, 04:27 PM
thanks! the watercolors blended into the pinks just a little - though what looks pink in the photos are a bit more on the lavender side - you'll see when you get them.

OriginalYouth
03-02-2008, 04:29 PM
This is such a cool swap, I can't wait to see your bitty butterfly books when it's all done! :D

Pippin
03-02-2008, 06:42 PM
I think using matboard is the best for the chunky books! I bought a bunch of it really cheap, but I am almost out. I need to find more at a bargain price. It is really nice to get it cut for you. I haven't had much trouble cutting mine because I have access to a giant cutter at work and that works really well.

I am so relieved to hear you say that as I did panic last night and think OMG what if they are too thick!!

egrobeck
03-02-2008, 08:31 PM
hey, Dana, good to see you up and about again!

adriayna
03-02-2008, 10:15 PM
Yeah, I'm feeling much better now :).

altermyworld
03-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Here is my 1st i have 4 like this.
Paper weaving,watercolour,stamping,marker,embossing,gold leafing,beads, ribbon
Whew!
ANg

ElectaBlue
03-04-2008, 12:40 PM
Ang, I LOVE it!

Pippin
03-04-2008, 01:31 PM
Gorgoeus ! It almost looks like glass. Must have taken you ages! ( I have that stamp too!!!!!LOL)

adriayna
03-05-2008, 06:05 PM
Ang, that is AWESOME! Wow, I can't wait to see all of these in person!

altermyworld
03-05-2008, 08:00 PM
awww thanks. it did take me quite a long time, i am doing 4 at a time, each 4 different. i have an idea for the next four, i really like the size. its going to a cute overload book.
Ang
PS Gorgeous cute that is.

adriayna
03-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Yeah, I'm digging the size too. I wanted to try something different!

goatgoddess
03-05-2008, 08:53 PM
ohhhh that is pretty! I have my backgrounds done - now I just have to make up my mind on butterflies - so many styles and types of butterflies and size - one large or several little ones......

adriayna
03-05-2008, 10:27 PM
Great! I am so looking forward to your cards, GG.

ElectaBlue
03-06-2008, 12:16 AM
awww thanks. it did take me quite a long time, i am doing 4 at a time, each 4 different. i have an idea for the next four, i really like the size. its going to a cute overload book.
Ang
PS Gorgeous cute that is.

Yes, I think this book will definitely be cute overload! I usually work my pages in batches of 4 for some reason, also, so I end up with groups of 4 in similar styles. I am not sure why that is.

egrobeck
03-10-2008, 09:20 PM
finally got to the post office today - you should have my cards soon now!

adriayna
03-10-2008, 09:23 PM
Great! it will be the first set in other than mine :)

ElectaBlue
03-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Dana, I am holding onto all the things I am sending in for your swaps and sending them in at once so it will be a few weeks on these pages. I need to finish up my tiny books and then I will be ready (unless you post some other swap I can't resist, like you usually do).

adriayna
03-11-2008, 01:53 PM
No problem! :)

adriayna
03-14-2008, 08:37 AM
great! Thanks!:)

adriayna
03-19-2008, 09:51 PM
Egrobeck - your AWESOME butterfly pages have arrived today! They are just stunning!

adriayna
03-24-2008, 09:12 PM
Goatgoddess - your wonderful butterfly pages arrived today. Wowow! Thank you for sending me an extra page! I will cherish it, hehe.

Paperfairys- your pages are here too! I love the dimensional butterflies :). Thank you for the wonderful bag of goodies!!!

adriayna
03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Electablue - wonderful butterfly pages are here! Beautiful work!

adriayna
03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Ladies..I want to add that this book is going to be AWESOME! Oh my, wait till you see the returns!

artworm
03-28-2008, 03:39 PM
I finally got my pages finished. Whew! I don't know which side took me the longest--the front or back. OH NO! I just remembered I have one more thing to add to the back of all them--an embellishment. Well pooh.

I had hoped to mail them today, but it looks like it will be Monday, Dana. I have collaged, embossed, cut, writ, ribboned, grommetted, ribboned more, glued, and stuck. I will scan over the weekend so you guys can have a sneak peak. I'm excited about this little book. More so now that I *almost* have them finished. Got the envelopes ready and everything.

Off to find some little jewels.

adriayna
03-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Hehehe, no problem artworm! They take time but they are so worth it, imho!~

egrobeck
03-28-2008, 06:56 PM
Ladies..I want to add that this book is going to be AWESOME! Oh my, wait till you see the returns!

oooh, I'm getting so excited!!! maybe we should send to Stampington and see if they'll publish it - how cool would that be?!??!

altermyworld
03-30-2008, 02:45 PM
i have two more to do. :) my last set of 6. hmmmm twinlking h20 white embossed resist, stamping, pop dots, cut out, shrinky dinks, edging, ageing. LOL all for three inches. busted out laughing. ok. thats enought i won't go there.
Ang

adriayna
03-30-2008, 03:05 PM
Egrobeck, I'm totally on board with submitting it to stampington! Anyone else?

ElectaBlue
03-31-2008, 10:51 AM
Stampington sounds good to me!

jonquil
04-04-2008, 06:54 AM
Here is the link to my 'butterflies' the embossed butterfly actually sits up from the page but got 'flattened' by the scanner.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7511

I went down to my local framing place and got given a whole lot of mat board 4"x11" (about 50 pieces) & about 15 pieces 8"x11" plus a stack just over ATC size - all for free!!!:D

jonquil
04-04-2008, 06:54 AM
Stampington sounds good to me too

adriayna
04-07-2008, 09:22 AM
Oh, lovely work Jonquil!

I have several packages here--as you know I just got back from my trip and things are crazy! I will update here later tonight once I have a chance to do some running, go through the mail, etc. :)

adriayna
04-07-2008, 09:55 PM
Ok, time for opening the mail! I've been running around like crazy for 24 hours since I got back, lol.

Book pages have arrived from....drumroll please...

Artworm - absolutely love the dimension on these! They are so intersting you can look at them forever!

Ok...apparently my other envies are all for other swaps!

seekingforart
04-10-2008, 09:11 AM
I am working on mine still, should be done soon!

adriayna
04-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Bluebelle- wonderful work! :)

Pippin
04-10-2008, 10:58 AM
Mine are coming along!!

adriayna
04-11-2008, 02:28 PM
Yay! Excellent news!

artworm
04-13-2008, 04:28 PM
Have been off for a few weeks. Hope to get back to posting and working on things. Have been dealing with several family crisis. You know when they hit, they hit all at once. Yikes!

Anywho...A, glad you got my pages and they are appropriate. I kicked around a lot of things for the front and back. Finally figured I better just do something or April 25th would come and I'd still be analyzing everything. Ha! So glad they got there, too. Was worried about how they would hold up too with our beloved mail transportation. I received a box the other day that looked like it had been run over by a diesel. Thank goodness contents inside was okay.

Now, what is this about Stampington? I missed something along the way. Can't find the original post. Are our little butterfly books possibly being looked at for publication? Kewl beaners.

Okay, okay. Even if they're not, it's a nice thought.

Deborah
(artworm)

adriayna
04-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Well, we've been kicking around the idea of submitting them to Stampington :). I am all for it and would be happy to submit my set.

adriayna
04-13-2008, 07:02 PM
Altermyworld- your wonderful pages are here! Great work--I love them!

altermyworld
04-13-2008, 07:39 PM
Woo-hoo.
ANg

jonquil
04-14-2008, 05:37 PM
Mine are going postal today

adriayna
04-14-2008, 08:05 PM
Great! :)

seekingforart
04-20-2008, 12:17 AM
In the process to finish my cards here is a sneak peek! Adriayna I need your addy please!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=9930

adriayna
04-20-2008, 08:13 AM
Great work! Seekingforart--will PM you now :)

adriayna
04-24-2008, 04:45 PM
Butterfly pages are HERE! Two sets!


Pumpkin12pm - I love the texture and hand-stitching on these :)

Jonquil - Beautiful! I love them too!

adriayna
04-24-2008, 04:46 PM
How are our last groups of participants doing? :)

adriayna
04-26-2008, 12:29 PM
Bluebelle - your pages are here! beautiful work!

adriayna
04-29-2008, 07:03 PM
Pippin! I hope you mailed :). I haven't heard from you, but yours are all we are waiting on now :)

Pippin
04-29-2008, 07:13 PM
Mine are coming with Mr FedEx, I know I posted somewhere but they are all traveling together!! Butterflies, Altered Chunky book pages and mixed media cards!! I will check the delivery date tomorrow when I get to work, it is either tomorrow if they got in todays pile or Thursday if they are going tomorrow, Canada to the US is overnight!! Saves my derriere when things got to pot like the technology gremlins in the sewing machine!!

adriayna
04-29-2008, 07:14 PM
Oh hun, that is going to cost you so much! :(.

Pippin
04-29-2008, 11:25 PM
Well as I am sending all the packages together it is not really that bad!! We get a discount at work and then I just have to pay work back when the bill comes in! We are on first name terms with our FedEx guy, his name is Ed, so we call him Ed the Fed!!! I has so many flippin' problems last week!! The computer would not talk to the sewing machine (still refuses!) the sewing machine took a sulk and had tension issues, and then i sliced my thumb on the rotary cutter (yes there is a reason those blades have guards for when they are not in use!!!) This week is turning out to be much more productive! I will post pics shortly ( of the cards not my thumb!!!)

adriayna
04-30-2008, 08:34 AM
Ok. Did you get an expected delivery date? I'll be here today in the morning but not tomorrow, so if it comes today I should get it.

Pippin
04-30-2008, 09:06 AM
Argh ,it will be tomorrow morning as I think I missed a bit of the address, Can you PM me your addy please to see what I missed off!

adriayna
04-30-2008, 09:30 AM
crap. Can you tell them to leave it for me on the porch? I won't be in all day tomorrow, and then they'll keep it on the truck for 3 days and I won't get it in time to mail these on Saturday.

Pippin
04-30-2008, 10:14 AM
I'll tell them no sig required, that should do it. Or is there somwhere else I could send it, to work or somthing?

Confirmed that No Sig Required is fine, they should leave it in the mail box or porch!

Pippin
04-30-2008, 08:51 PM
here is a preview!!

adriayna
04-30-2008, 09:08 PM
They usually leave stuff for me on the porch. I live out in the edge of town and I don't really worry about anyone taking anything :).

Pippin
05-01-2008, 03:03 PM
The package is sitting on your front porch right now!!! Mr FedEx said so!!! Fingers crossed!!!!!

adriayna
05-01-2008, 09:43 PM
Reuben came home before me and got it. yay! Its here!

Now I have THREE swaps to swap out this weekend! :)

Pippin
05-01-2008, 11:03 PM
Excellent!! Well not the fact that you have three swaps to swap, forgot to mention that all of mine can go in the one envelope!!

I also have a feeling that I sen all 12 butterflies!! Duh one is mine!!

adriayna
05-02-2008, 09:47 AM
I'll send you back one, no worries :)

adriayna
05-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Everyone, I'm swapping these out this weekend. I hope to have them in the mail by Monday or Tuesday. Will keep you posted! :)

adriayna
05-03-2008, 02:15 PM
The returns have been mailed! Please let me know when they arrive.

Do we definately want to submit our set to Stampington? I don't get the magazine, but if someone gives me directions and an address, I will send my own set in. Just let me know :)

seekingforart
05-03-2008, 02:59 PM
here is the link to somerset studio and guidelines to submit art work

http://www.somersetstudio.com/html/wanna_get_published.html

Pippin
05-03-2008, 06:30 PM
Go for it!!

adriayna
05-03-2008, 11:13 PM
Sweet. I will read it and send out this week. Keep your fingers crossed everyoone!

adriayna
05-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Everyone, I've left itraders for you--please let me know if I missed you!

seekingforart
05-04-2008, 08:57 PM
I got mine thanks!

artworm
05-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Got my itrade. Now, can't wait for pages. Yippeeee!!!!

ElectaBlue
05-06-2008, 10:08 AM
I got mine yesterday! I was so surprised and didn't expect them since I had forgotten I had sent a priority mail SASE! They are all so wonderful. I can't wait to bind them in a book.

Thank you to everyone in the swap and Adriayna for hosting!

adriayna
05-06-2008, 03:24 PM
Yeah, they are a great set! :)

Pippin
05-08-2008, 06:35 PM
I think we have established a record in speedy mail delivery, mine are here already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes this is amazing!!!

These are just gorgeous, I keep picking them up and looking at them all!! great work everyone! Off to do the rep thing!!

egrobeck
05-08-2008, 09:28 PM
wowser! got my returns today and all the cards are so gorgeous! thanks everyone for such wonderful cards - and thanks Dana for hosting. what a fabulous swap this has been!! OK, off to do trader ratings!

adriayna
05-08-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow! That is fast, Pippin. Its a really great set of pages!

altermyworld
05-09-2008, 07:05 AM
Great pages rec'd yesterday thank you to everyone for a gorgeous book.
ANg

adriayna
05-09-2008, 07:37 AM
Wow! Those arrived fast for you, Ang :)

seekingforart
05-10-2008, 08:39 PM
Great art rec'd today thanks everyone, all the butterflies are lovely!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

altermyworld
05-10-2008, 11:24 PM
I know Dana it wrecked my mind, i usually have to wait two to three weeks, its just crazy.
ANg

egrobeck
05-11-2008, 04:20 PM
I assembled my pages into a book by punching holes along the left side and then bound them together with lavender fibers - I gotta say, everyone in this swap has done such fantastic work! my finished chunky book is just awesome! thank you all again for all the time and effort you put into your cards!

adriayna
05-11-2008, 07:09 PM
Egrobeck- can you take a picture?

goatgoddess
05-13-2008, 04:13 PM
Paperfairys - that looks soooo cool - need to do that to my pages that I got in the mail :)

love them - thanks everyone for such beautiful pages - off to leave rep points!

adriayna - thanks so much for hosting!

adriayna
05-14-2008, 12:26 AM
Cool work paperfairys!!! I absolutely love what you did with it.