View Full Version : Luck O The Irish / Think Green Swap DUE March 10

02-20-2008, 09:39 PM
Swap Card Due March 10
Sign up/Withdraw by February 29
No. of Cards: 3:3 / 6:6
No. of Participants: US No Limit / Int'l 13

With March 17 just around the corner, it seemed like time for us ATCers to start thinking. Green Beer, Shamrocks, U2, James Joyce, even recycling. This swap is about whatever comes to mind when you Think Green.

Swap Guidelines

1. Using the medium and method of your choice create 3 or 6 Green ATCs
2.Cards are Due March 10, 2008. THIS WILL BE AN ON TIME SWAP. Cards will be mailed [on March 10 in order for players to receive cards by March 17.
3. Please write your Screenname and the swap name clearly on the back of your cards and your screenname on somewhere on both envelopes.
3. PM me for my address when you are ready to mail your cards.
4. If you're going to post your cards to your gallery, why not post them to the thread as well. It's always fun to see what cards people create and get inspired by each other.
5. If you need to withdraw for any reason, please let me know.
6. I'll provide iTrader feedback when your cards are recieved.
7. Any questions, just ask. If I forgot anything, please let me know and most importantly, Have fun with this!

Please include a SASE for US participants and self-addressed envelope for foreign participants. Please include a loose $.17 stamp for bulky returns. If it is not needed the stamp will be returned with your new cards. If you are sending a padded envelope, please remember postage on these are $1.13

I will take care of postage for anyone outside the US. An additional ATC or ATC materials in lieu of postage is not necessary but would be appreciated in exchange.

US Players
3. mrubyjean
4. gatos53
5. Mishay38
6. dmnh
8. MTpaperplayer RECEIVED
9. platinumhoney21
10. IrishRose RECEIVED
11. mammerlea WITHDREW
12. Tattogirl RECEIVED
13. Lanipearl WITHDREW
14. belaymonkey
15. Asena
16. Stephie
17. Janislain Received 1st 2/6/08
18. MommaFreeBear
19. Elena RECEIVED
20. triskele
21. Marla412
22. Lilbad RECEIVED
23. artpup

1. chardonnay1965 - AU RECEIVED
2. stormarela - CAN
3. paperfairys - UK
4. jt29 - UK RECEIVED
5. maxie23 - CAN
6. kylieluvsart - AU
7. Margot - UK RECEIVED
8. Howiewonderstud - CAN WITHDREW
9. Irma - GR
10. cmarois - CAN
11. Naveretai - CAN
12. thilly - NTL RECEIVED

02-20-2008, 09:45 PM
FYI, For swap players in this swap, if you sent in your cards or sign up or anything like that in the next few days, I'm probably not going to post anything until Tuesday because midterms are Monday. Gonna have to be the slacker swap host for a few days.

02-21-2008, 12:38 AM
i will need your address again as mine came back to me. It said not the right address or something like that. Kymberlee

02-21-2008, 12:43 AM
FYI, For swap players in this swap, if you sent in your cards or sign up or anything like that in the next few days, I'm probably not going to post anything until Tuesday because midterms are Monday. Gonna have to be the slacker swap host for a few days.

hi I just wanted to ck if you had me down for this swap.. I pm you right before atcards went bye bye

02-21-2008, 03:11 AM
I am here and my cards shouls be there soon I sent them on the 13th Feb

02-21-2008, 09:31 AM
I mailed my cards around the closing of the other site.

02-21-2008, 10:59 AM
My cards are out to you!!!:D

02-21-2008, 12:41 PM
I'm mailing my cards today!

02-21-2008, 07:18 PM
Got out the green and started working madly on my cards today.
Good luck with midterms!

02-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Mine have been sent.

02-21-2008, 11:45 PM
I'm just checking in . . .

02-22-2008, 09:56 AM
My cards are ready to be sent!

02-22-2008, 10:08 AM
I've sent you a PM for your address. My cards are ready to be sent.

02-24-2008, 03:26 PM
I put my cards in the mail yesterday (2/24).

02-24-2008, 06:21 PM
Curious to see if my cards arrived.

02-25-2008, 09:57 PM
Just checking in...I know you received my cards already.
Good luck with your mid terms :)

02-25-2008, 11:06 PM
Have my cards arrived?

02-26-2008, 02:10 AM
I'm not one for posting life's happenings on an open board but just so you know why iTrader ratings haven't been given and 'Received' isn't next to your name. We all know about the craziness with atcards.com, at the same time that happened, my 9 month old kitten took a turn for the worse. He was given doxycycline at 1.6 lbs so he's had teeth issues for a while. He was on his 2nd round of antibiotics (after one round of steroids) and literally the same day as the website craziness started to lose his fur. The vet said he had FIV or FeLV of FIP or basically any other horrible disease a pet could have, but he wasn't put on any new medication and strangely enough has been doing better. Still anemic, so eating kitty litter but we don't know what's wrong with him. The morning the website went down, some drunk idiot drove his truck through the brick wall surrounding my apartment complex at 4:30a, which was a fun and exciting way to start the week and about 3 hours ago, I just finished my midterms so everything that I fell behind out with the car and the cat and the craziness HAD to be caught up by today. I think one of the midterms went really well and some questions on the other, caught me off guard.

So envelopes for the swap haven't been opened yet. Getting caught up for the swap, is on my list for tomorrow and I will have received and trader ratings up to date. The hobby just had to go on hold for a while in order to take care of other things in life but it's all good now. :sleep:

02-26-2008, 02:33 AM
Wow...sorry you've been through all that!
Glad you are back -- hope things remain calmer now and your kitty gets better.
My cards are ready and will be in the mail tomorrow (Tuesday).

02-27-2008, 02:40 AM
I've updated cards received for this swap and processed the trader ratings. Hope everyone is doing well.


02-27-2008, 03:15 AM
so pleased to see my cards have arrived..and I hope your life is back on an even keel..:D

03-01-2008, 12:46 PM
My cards will be in the mail tomorrow! Hope all is calming down in your world!:cute:

03-01-2008, 10:57 PM
I'm going to move this to Active Swaps since your sign-up date has passed. Thanks! :)

03-04-2008, 06:46 PM
My cards are in the mail!

03-05-2008, 01:49 PM
Could someone PM me Staci's mailing address?
I would like to mail my cards in today to make the deadline, but Staci hasn't answered my PM yet.

03-05-2008, 04:36 PM
ok got it - thanks! They're on the way!

I posted the cards in my gallery if anyone would like to see them.
I was very happy with how they turned out. :-)

03-06-2008, 05:10 PM
Just wondering if my cards arrived ~ I expected them to be there by now!

03-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Have mine showed up yet??

03-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Hellllllo anybody here???

03-16-2008, 03:14 PM
We're looking into it. Stacy was las online March 7, I think it was.

03-17-2008, 09:05 PM
Just checking in to see if my cards were received? Thanks!

03-17-2008, 09:19 PM
My cards should have arrived by now, have they?

03-20-2008, 03:28 PM
Staci hasn't been online since March 7th and we have sent her an e-mail about her swaps. Keep an eye on the thread and we'll keep you posted if we find out any information. :)

03-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks for working on this. Hope nothing is amiss.

03-22-2008, 10:21 PM
Looks like this swap isn't sp lucky after all. :(

03-22-2008, 11:35 PM
Just checking in...Hope all is OK.

03-23-2008, 11:42 AM
Any news on this swop?

03-23-2008, 12:03 PM
Not yet, we sent an e-mail to the address she has registered with the site but haven't heard anything so far.

03-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Just checking into the thread...

03-25-2008, 09:56 PM
I'm sending Staci a letter (via US mail system) offering to take over this swap, if she'll send me the cards and return envelopes. I'll let you know if I hear back from her.

03-25-2008, 10:00 PM
Thanks Janis - that's very kind of you! Let us know if you hear anything!

03-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Staci also has the Shagadelic swap going: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1112. Janis, if you can't/don't want to take on both swaps, I can do the other (not been involved a full year, could I get special Moderator permission to do that?). I'm actually participating in both of those (Irish/Shag) - Merricat, will you let me know?

03-26-2008, 01:10 AM
Thanks Janis,
I know from her last post that she was overwhelmed with midterms.

03-26-2008, 01:33 AM
Asena - if she wants to send me both, I'll do both. Otherwise, I'll keep you in mind as a "backup plan". I'll post here as soon as I hear back from Staci. I gave her my phone phone, my email address, and my mailing address, so she'll have several ways to reach me if she chooses to follow up to my mailing.

03-28-2008, 09:33 PM
so sad already mailed these too :(

03-31-2008, 05:00 PM
I mailed her my cards when the old sight closed down (in between actually). Ah well

03-31-2008, 05:10 PM
Guys, don't worry too much...Janiselain is working on it :)

03-31-2008, 06:17 PM
I still haven't heard back from her, but am not giving up hope yet. :D I'll keep you all posted.

04-02-2008, 03:27 AM
I am sorry I didn't mean to put pressure on janis at all I just wanted to say that even though it's not recorded I have sent my cards. How ever it turns out. it's ok with me. Janis thank you ! for trying to solve all of this, you are a gem!

04-03-2008, 11:49 PM
You are very welcome. I still haven't heard from Staci, but I hope she'll respond soon. My plan is to wait until the 10th (a month past the due date) and if I still haven't heard from her, report her again to the site leaders. I will also leave negative feedback for her, too. But hopefully, she'll resurface and none of that will be needed.

04-04-2008, 04:15 AM
ok thanks Janis, Hopefully she will resurface before that.

04-04-2008, 09:44 AM
Janis - we're keeping an eye on it so you won't have to report it again, but thank you so much for helping out with this! :) I hope you hear something!

04-07-2008, 10:31 PM
Just checking in. I mailed my cards for this swap on March 4th. Don't know if Staci ever received them or not, but they have not come back in the mail. Hopefully she'll pull through.

04-10-2008, 02:35 PM
I received the following email from Staci today:

Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:45:47 AM

Hi Janis,

I owe everyone at atcard and the people who participated in my two swaps an apology. We had a family emergency and I have not been at home except to do laundry for the past several weeks. My father is 84 with alzheimer's and my mom was having a rough time, so I needed to be there to help. The only things I've been doing outside of their house is going to school and going to work. My roommate put everything from everyone in a box and I'm going to get both swaps swapped out this weekend. If anyone submitted any extras, I'm going to include them in with the other players swaps. I don't deserve to keep the extras after people have been waiting for so long. I don't have time to log onto the website and give everyone their ratings. I haven't even opened most of the envelopes. I feel really bad and am going to not necessarily make it up but square things out this weekend. It'll be my first opportunity.

I also realize that I don't have time right now to do anything outside of my direct commitments at home, work and school so after this I'm probably not going to be able to participate in any swaps for several months.

I'm sorry to bother you with this but can you please pass the information along.


04-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Janis, thanks so much for passing this along! Sounds like Staci could use a hug more than a smack just now. :(

04-10-2008, 10:04 PM
Yeah I agree, big hugs to Staci and Janis for working it all out!!

04-12-2008, 06:12 PM
Janis, thanks for the up date :)....I will email Staci myself...sounds like she could use some RAK's or hugs...Sometimes things happen that are out of our control, yet we wish we could change things....

04-13-2008, 09:59 PM
Glad for the news, but so sad for Staci!! Hugs from lil, too.

04-18-2008, 10:03 PM
Did anyone receive return cards yet? (I am trying to figure out whether Staci mailed the cards last weekend, as she stated she would). If your cards arrive, please post something on this thread so the rest of us will know there is hope. ;)

04-18-2008, 10:20 PM
I haven't received any but I'll keep my eye out for them.... thanks for the notice Janis

04-18-2008, 10:43 PM
I haven't gotten anything, either.

04-19-2008, 07:03 AM
NO cards here yet...I email staci, but did not receive an answer..

04-20-2008, 12:11 PM
Nothing here, Janis.

04-20-2008, 04:55 PM
like wise....

04-20-2008, 05:10 PM
My personal plan is to wait another week, and then if nothing arrives, I'll leave negative feedback. (Remember: we ONLY leave negative feedback for a host who disappears without sending returns).

If the cards DO arrive this week (and I hope they do!), I'll leave NEUTRAL feedback (neuatral feedback is for when a swap host is very late with the returns, but eventually does send them out).

At any rate, hopefully the cards will arrive soon. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

04-21-2008, 04:14 AM
thank you once again Janis for following this one up.

04-21-2008, 02:30 PM
You're welcome! :D

04-21-2008, 02:35 PM
Yes! Thanks for tackling this Janis! :)

04-22-2008, 10:24 PM
I totally understand what Staci is going through, as my mother has been seriously ill for sometime as well. You really can't believe how something like that takes all your energy. I wish her family strength and healing during this rough time.

04-27-2008, 07:40 PM
I just left negative feedback for Staci. (Remember: the only time we are supposed to leave negative feedback for a host is when he/she fails to send out the swap returns). More than two weeks ago, Staci emailed me and said she would have our returns out that weekend. It's been 2 weeks, and no returns.

I understand that things have been crazy in Staci's life -- and I feel badly for her about that, and wish her well. That's why I offered to finish off the swap for her (to help her out), but she ignored my offer.

I've hosted over 30 swaps, so I know swap hosting is a big responsibility. But I also understand that COMMUNICATION only takes a few moments. To "disappear" with zero communication is simply wrong in my book.

So if you're reading this, Staci, I wish you well. Honestly, I do. I hope things in your private life improve. I'm not angry at you. But I'm very disappointed that you failed to follow through on your promise to us. Also, I hope you will at least send us back our own cards (so we can put them up for trade, if nothing else). To keep our cards and return postage is wrong.

04-27-2008, 08:06 PM
I totally agree. She had a way out and more than enough time...I doubt that we will see anything from that swap.

04-27-2008, 08:51 PM
My name was the first one on the list "MJB" however since then I changed to "pennyquilter". Should we all leave neg. feedback or what? Everyone should accept help when they are down and out. She left all of us in the lurch!

04-27-2008, 09:05 PM
Everyone who signed up for the swap and sent in cards should leave negative feedback.

And Pennyquilter - you're right. She could have accepted help, and this could have worked out just fine. Or she could have communicated. But to "disappear" and do neither -- well, that's just not right.

I do wish the best for her, though, in her personal situation. I'm sure it's a rough time for her.

04-27-2008, 09:35 PM

Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to trying to remedy this situation. It is very much appreciated.

04-27-2008, 11:00 PM
You are very welcome! I'm just sorry I couldn't finish this swap off for Staci, so we could all get return cards. :( Hopefully, she'll still come through at some later date.

04-29-2008, 11:14 AM
I am so sad. Those Ireland cards were my favorites, and I would love to have them back.

04-29-2008, 02:11 PM
Lilbad - hopefully she will at least send us our own cards back. The site leaders are working with her, trying to get her to do at least that.

04-29-2008, 02:52 PM
I e-mailed her yesterday and told her we understood she was having difficulties and would love to help her with the returns. I suggested just boxing them up and we could send a call-tag (UPS/FedEx) and pick them up, but I haven't heard anything yet.

04-29-2008, 04:05 PM
Thank you, Merricat. Hopefully she'll respond. I have her mailing address, if you want to send her a note via snail mail.

05-04-2008, 04:58 PM
I also e-mailed her a few days ago and said that, if it would be helpful and, of course, if the moderators approve -- I'd be willing to take over her other swap (Shagadelic)--I'd even be willing to pay the postage to get the cards back. Haven't heard anything back, though.