View Full Version : Seven Deadly Vices, Due May 19

02-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Swap Due Date - May 12
Signup/withdraw date - April 25
Number of Cards - 7 for 7
Number of participants: 20


Thanks 4 Looking! This Swap is now FULL!

Seven Deadly Vices Swap

This swap will feature mixed-media/collage cards that are inspired by Dante's
Seven Deadly Vices (also known as the Seven Deadly Sins).


Check out these links for a little more:



Artists are free to interpret these vices in any manner they see fit—but each participant MUST create one card for EACH of the vices. That way, everyone will send in AND receive a full set of vice cards! Yay! I'll post a few as soon as I have a couple finished--or as soon as a player does!

No really bulky embellishments--if it fits in a penny sleeve, then you're good!
Take your time and create great art cards--no slapdash, last-minute stuff! I'd rather you withdraw than feel hurried or pressured here!
Please put your user name on the back of all your ATCs!
Please put your cards in plastic sleeves!

This is a 7 for 7 swap. I'll be making 7 cards, too. I made the due date in mid-May to give everyone enough time.

US players: Send a business-size SASE with your address and a 58-cent stamp!
(I would LOVE it if you'd include an extra 17-cent stamp, too--if you include it as a loose stamp, I'll return it if I don't need it!)

International players: Just send your address clearly printed out. I will cover postage.

Just pm me for my addy when your ready to send!

Who wants to play?

3. meow2000
4. grrrdjules *
5. organicmama

7. stoutberry
8. micromummy *
9. cookiemonsther
10. eggstudio
11. KatieV
12. JoyFlower
13. thoughtcrimes
14. art4mysanity
15. wudwooda
16. irma *
17. starweaver
18. cmarois *

20. me!

* international players

is your name red? a red name denotes that your art has arrived!
is your name blue? a blue name denotes you've said the cards are on their way!


02-21-2008, 11:25 AM
I've mastered 5/7 of these already.
Please sign me up, you sweet hunk of a swap hostess.

02-21-2008, 11:39 AM
you are in, BK! :D Barbcards just PM'ed me, too . . . so I'm adding her! Great to have you both!

I wanna know which two you're still workin' on! LOL!

(those new smiley faces remind me i need to pluck my eyebrows . . .)

02-21-2008, 11:51 AM
cool sounds like fun, i'll like to join

02-21-2008, 11:58 AM
I had to stop stuffing my face to drag my butt to the computer (which by the way is better than your's) to join this swap and I'll be so p*^#ed if my cards aren't the best! Whew, now how can I fit the lust part in here? :jiggy:

Sign me up baby!

02-21-2008, 12:05 PM
I want to play this - good idea, amyfaerie!!

02-21-2008, 12:10 PM
Me,me plzzzzzzz

02-21-2008, 12:25 PM
Maybe you can follow up with the 7 virtues (but it won't be nearly as much fun ;))

02-21-2008, 12:37 PM
I would like to play please. Joyce

02-21-2008, 12:58 PM
Hi amyfaerie, I fancy having a go at this one, it will make me think!! Please count me in.
Love kate x

02-21-2008, 01:00 PM
I'd like to play !

02-21-2008, 01:21 PM
OMG! Lots of people--I'm so excited that you're all willing to take on a 7-card swap!

I've added meow2000, grrrdjules, organicmama (hey taylorjane!), marlien, jzhanna, micromummy and slibee.

julietbowers--do you want to join, too, or are you just trying to make sure we don't fall victims to the vices? :D

02-21-2008, 01:26 PM
Mee mee meee!! Can I play too?

02-21-2008, 01:28 PM
yay, Katie! of course! :D

02-21-2008, 01:44 PM
Well I have to be in.. In 1994 the GA Assembly passed Bill 440 (SB400) also know as the " seven deadly sins"..
sorry that was the law attendant in me.:eek:

02-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Add me please! I hope it is an insignificant coincidence that the due date is my birthday....:eek:

02-21-2008, 03:16 PM
LOL, JoyFlower! :D Just a coincidence, I promise! (A wicked birthday present, though!)

eggs, you and JoyFlower are in--thanks, both of you, for signing up! :D

02-21-2008, 03:36 PM
julietbowers--do you want to join, too, or are you just trying to make sure we don't fall victims to the vices? :D

I'm just trying to cause some trouble. I think I'll sit this one out -- thanks for checking. I'm new at this and afraid to get over committed. This is a GREAT topic and I know you will easily fill your 20 spots. I'll enjoy watching.


02-21-2008, 03:46 PM
very cool . . . then continue heckling us at will! LOL! :goofy:

02-21-2008, 04:18 PM
LOL, JoyFlower! :D Just a coincidence, I promise! (A wicked birthday present, though!)

eggs, you and JoyFlower are in--thanks, both of you, for signing up! :D

Whew! I read this wrong the first time - sign up/withdraw by my birthday - due date is later. :rolleyes: I feel better now! Illiterate, but better!

02-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Oh, may I join please? I LOVE this theme.

02-21-2008, 05:50 PM
i'd love to have you in here, thoughtcrimes! :v_spin:

02-21-2008, 06:44 PM
Yay! I am SO excited. I will be starting this Saturday, I have an art day planned.

02-21-2008, 07:50 PM
I can handle seven deadly vices (maybe not all simultaneously). I'd love to join in the vice.

Eggstudio, please, please no more legal references -- this is where I come to escape all that stuff (just kidding - post away.)

02-21-2008, 08:02 PM
You know I wouldn't be able to pass this on up! God knows I know the subjects too well, lol.

02-21-2008, 08:04 PM
ah, fantastic! art4mysanity, you are in! and i just had a feeling i might be able to persuade you with this one, wudwooda! I'm glad you're both part of my first swap ever--and at our spankin' new site!

02-22-2008, 03:48 AM
I have gluttony and sloth down pat! Self portraits okay for this one?

02-22-2008, 06:05 AM
LOL! i think so . . . i have those two covered as well! i'm thinking, i usually have wrath covered, too, but i've been so giddy with the new home i haven't had time to be really angry about anything! ahhhh . . . art.

02-22-2008, 12:05 PM

I'd like to take part please

LG Angelika

02-22-2008, 12:09 PM
I'd like to join - I've been musing with the idea of doing a series of these for several years!

02-22-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm still working on mastering avarice & wrath. I'm close. Making progress everyday!

you are in, BK! :D Barbcards just PM'ed me, too . . . so I'm adding her! Great to have you both!

I wanna know which two you're still workin' on! LOL!

(those new smiley faces remind me i need to pluck my eyebrows . . .)

02-22-2008, 04:06 PM
well, i'm excited . . . it's looking like we're going to have a nice mix of delicious art to bicker over, from old friends and new! whee! irma & starweaver, you're in!

bk, it's probably the sloth that's keeping you down. that's my problem--too many vices, not enough time when you've already mastered sloth.

02-23-2008, 12:27 AM
LOL - you mastered the vices in the wrong order?!?!?

You're right - these smile guys :) do have crazy eyebrows. Nearly as crazy as mine, :twitcy:

02-23-2008, 02:27 AM
Sign me up for this please. I am in Canada


02-23-2008, 06:01 AM
fabulous, Cherylann! Glad to have you in!

02-23-2008, 12:30 PM

thank you for putting me onto your list. You have to put a star at my name because I'm from Germany.
LG Angelika

02-23-2008, 12:30 PM
I'd like to join if there is still a space for me.


02-23-2008, 03:15 PM
fabulous, pallascat! i have you down on the list . . . we have one more spot to fill, and we're officially full! i'm so tickled!

thanks, angelika . . . i put in an asterisk for you! :D

02-23-2008, 10:34 PM
oh man I'm so tempted by this. Cookiemonster and myself were debating it allthough you only have one spot left. ahhhhh what to do. . . What the hell. Sign me up!

02-24-2008, 09:18 AM
yay! stoutberry's on board! :D tell cookiemonster that if she wants in, just to pm me. :D

02-24-2008, 10:45 AM
eeeek... i planned on helping stout, dont tempt me! (i will think on it) (she will probably make me--she's good at that)

02-24-2008, 12:07 PM
lol! whatever way it works out is fine with me! :jiggy:

02-24-2008, 02:21 PM
oh man claire! you know I'm gonna push the heck out of you on this one. Join. . . .Join. . . .Join!

02-25-2008, 12:22 PM
Amyfaerie, I completed four of the seven vices this weekend! I mean the cards of course.

02-25-2008, 01:11 PM
sooo cool, art4mysanity! do you have them uploaded? post them to the thread? :D

02-28-2008, 04:02 PM
I'm going to move this to active swaps since you're full! :):)

02-28-2008, 04:08 PM
I wish I could! I'm one of those people that is having a hard time uploading images but I have left posts about it with the administrators so I'm certain that whatever can be done about it is being done.

Anyway, please go to the Flickr site listed in my signature and see them there if anyone is interested. So sorry.:sad:

02-28-2008, 06:44 PM
Very awesome cards A4MS! woohoo this swap excites me

02-28-2008, 09:45 PM
they are great, a4ms! i am so stoked!

03-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Please sign me up for this Amy!!
thanks, Sue

03-10-2008, 09:46 PM
oh well, guess i didn't make it. :(
thanks anyway, unsubscribbing.

03-11-2008, 09:46 PM
oh, foo . . . scrampersue! :cute:

i'm pm'ing you if someone pulls out!

03-17-2008, 01:45 AM
Amyfaerie, I completed four of the seven vices this weekend! I mean the cards of course.

I checked out your Flickr gallery - awesome work!

03-17-2008, 05:36 PM
Thanks so much Barbcards! I'm almost done with the other three vices and then I shall be completely foul...just kidding...I am of course, still referring to the cards.:laugh:

03-19-2008, 01:17 AM
Okay, I've only got sloth left to do - rage and lust can be seen in the Flickr site in my signature - I received the most simplified instructions from Katxena on how to transfer Flickr images to a thread and still I cannot do it. I'm decidedly a techno-moron.:confused:

03-19-2008, 08:48 PM
i am SO stoked to get them! i know about the thread thing . . . i just keep attaching images or directing people to my flickr account, too. lol!

great, great stuff!

03-20-2008, 11:02 PM
Thanks Amy. I'm going to finish sloth soon - as KatieV pointed out, isn't it ironic that sloth is the last card ...she's funny:laugh: Oh, btw, I've now gotten into the habit of typing "F-l-i-c-k-r" out very slowly and re-reading it several times before I post - when did this paranoia develop? Oh, yeah...someone mentioned it looks like some other word when read quickly.:biglaugh:

03-21-2008, 03:28 PM
Too funny art4mysanity; in my head I always call it that "other" word ;)

I have 3 vices down and 4 too go. I think I'll save lust for the finale! :twitcy:

03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
grrrdjules, those are so great!

I have to laugh about "the other word" - I can't say it... I just completely cringe when I even hear it...so if I type it you'll know it was a mistake! :laugh:

03-21-2008, 11:53 PM
Here are 4 cards i got done so far :cute: I'm not too sure if like the Wrath card yet so i my redue it :wideeyed:

03-26-2008, 08:49 PM
omg, jules! i love yours! and meow, those are fabulous . . . i'm glad that we'll have at least some hand-drawn included (i do collage, so i was afraid only mixed-media peeps would sign up!)

i rec'd micromummy's cards today--the first set rec'd!

i worked on lust and gluttony today . . . then took a nap. sloth should be next. lol!

03-27-2008, 09:12 AM
If I can do most of my cards hand-drawned may I sign up? I think this would be very interesting to do.:)

03-31-2008, 09:47 PM
Amy, I know this is premature, but are you planning on also hosting the seven virtues? At first I thought those wouldn't be as fun, but then I looked at the list of them and thought that they might be interesting, too.

03-31-2008, 10:03 PM
Oh, please! :yes" We might need the redemptive power of the virtues after this! :laugh:

04-01-2008, 10:19 AM
What are the 7 virtues?

04-01-2008, 04:53 PM
Ranked in ascending order of sanctity, the seven holy virtues are:

* Chastity (Latin, Castitas) (purity, opposes Lust, Latin Luxuria)
Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of body and thought through education and betterment.

* Temperance (Latin, Temperantia) (self-control, opposes Gluttony, Latin Gula)
Practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation.

* Charity (Latin, Liberalitas) (will, generosity, opposes Greed, Latin Avaritia)
Generosity. Willingness to give. A nobility of thought or actions.

* Diligence (Latin, Industria) (ethics, opposes Sloth, Latin Acedia)
A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness.

* Patience (Latin, Patientia) (peace, opposes Wrath, Latin Ira)
Forbearance and endurance through moderation. Resolving conflicts peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive; to show mercy to sinners.

* Kindness (Latin, Humanitas) (satisfaction, opposes Envy, Latin Invidia)
Charity, compassion, friendship, and sympathy without prejudice and for its own sake.

* Humility (Latin, Humilitas) (modesty, opposes Pride, Latin Superbia)
Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self.

It is a good thing we got off to an early start on the sins - right after I joined, they upped the list!

Round 2, perhaps?:idea:

04-01-2008, 05:04 PM
Lust but not least! My last card is in my flickr - see below - and I'll be sending soon Amy.

04-01-2008, 10:17 PM
Just checked out your cards on flickr, and they are wonderful. U have quite the imagination.

04-07-2008, 11:23 AM
grrrdjules love you couch potato .
I still two more cards to draw for this sawp . I hope to get thhem done this week :spinny:

04-08-2008, 07:31 PM
I'm starting to freak out because I'm no where near done with these cards. I know that I still have time but in my head the days are ticking away. . .

04-08-2008, 07:44 PM
Don't sweat it stoutberry, you have loads of time.

04-09-2008, 12:40 AM

Here are 7 dealy sine cards :elvis:

04-09-2008, 07:48 PM
I finished my first two last weekend!


04-11-2008, 11:19 AM
I love all the cards here! I can't wait to get my returns. Of course I still have to send mine in...it's the sloth card I can't seem to finish. I get so lazy and lethargic every time I think of it...sleepy and just want to lounge and relax.

04-11-2008, 04:58 PM
better get out of Sloth mode, or you will incur the Wrath of the swap host! Our group's Pride is at stake. While it is normal to feel both Avarice and Envy while viewing all the cards, we must not be Greedy.

04-12-2008, 12:39 AM
my cards will on there way tomorrow :cool:

04-12-2008, 09:46 AM
lol! you are all too funny! everyone's cards are just fantastic . . . i'm thrilled! i have two more of mine done . . . but i still have sloth to do, plus one other. I can't wait. Thoughtcrimes, THANK YOU for posting the virtues . . . I might have to go against type and host it!

I'll give everyone a little room to breathe first, since it's a 7 for 7 swap again. :D But, I might open it up more, to thirty participants.

I'll let you know, meow, when yours arrive!

04-12-2008, 09:47 AM
oh! my cards!

04-14-2008, 10:57 AM
Hi Amy. I finally was able to finish my "sloth" card and with that, all seven are complete and these are going out to you in today's post.

04-18-2008, 08:47 PM
hee hee! i'm starting to get vices! meow2000's appeared on Wednesday and art4mysanity's cards showed up today!

woo hoo! great job, you two!

04-19-2008, 11:01 AM
Mine are headed out in the mail on Monday.

04-20-2008, 08:45 PM
yay! cmarois, i'll let you know when they land on my doorstep!

04-21-2008, 03:21 PM
I'm working on my cards, and seven cards is a LOT ;) I've got all the bases done, and I made a little skull stamp that I think you'll like, Amy. I've got a rainbow of vices going on!

04-22-2008, 11:43 AM
I finished them! I'll get them in the mail today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2433553015_752131a16d.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/mixing-katie/2433553015/)

04-22-2008, 09:59 PM
Great cards Katie!

04-23-2008, 12:07 PM
these are AWESOME, katie! i know . . . seven cards is a bit much, even for me who thought up this idea. loL!

and i LOVE that skull stamp!

hey everyone, one member had to withdraw, so we're down to 20 (where we should be.) i'm impressed that everyone's sticking with us!

04-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Oh! Amy my cards have turned into demoms literally, and Beelzebub in being a royal pain in the butt I can't get past the gluttony card. Only three done, hopefully every one will mind their manners and get completed this weekend.

04-24-2008, 10:20 PM
uggghh, im struggling. i only have two done and an idea for a third. i have to get together with stoutberry and poke through her stuff for new ideas.

04-25-2008, 04:16 PM
Hey Amy:

I've had them finished for ages but finally got off my sloth butt and posted them today!

04-25-2008, 04:40 PM
I just came in for a lookieloo, and WOW, such incredibly wonderful cards! Thanks for the eye candy!!!

04-26-2008, 10:46 AM
The little monsters are done....
it's the demon equivalent of the vice

04-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Two more, which I did a week ago.

04-28-2008, 11:21 AM
ive done two more... and am feeling better about it all. except--in the title of the thread, it says "due May 19," but in the very first description it says due may 12. Which date is correct? rephrased as "how much do i have to bust my ass to get these in the mail?" lol

04-28-2008, 02:35 PM
Just got back from an overseas vacation, will be working to finish mine up over the next weekend. Hopefully I will not be overcome with sloth.

04-28-2008, 02:50 PM
OMG everyone! these are awesome stuff! juli, i'll let you know when yours touch down, and eggy & starweaver, yours are fantastic! and you have three weeks, everyone! we're all fine.

(i still have two to go myself . . . lol!)

04-28-2008, 02:53 PM
katie's cards arrived on Saturday--lovely! even better and more colorful up close. i know that not wanting to abscond with all of the cards posted so far is going to be rough! :D

04-28-2008, 04:57 PM
Hmmm, when do you move Amy?

04-30-2008, 02:47 PM
i don't move until end of July. Plenty of time . . . to make messes! :D

I rec'd your spectacular cards today, Jules! Great, great work!

04-30-2008, 02:47 PM
oooh! and i forgot! cmarois' cards came yesterday! i have you marked as "arrived," but i forgot to make note in the thread! lovely!

05-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Eggstudio, your great cards are here . . . thank you for the extra!

05-08-2008, 07:28 PM
i rec'd absolutely lovely cards from wudwooda AND irma yesterday! love them all!

these cards are rockin' out . . . i can't wait to swap them all out!

05-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Finished the final three today!

05-11-2008, 09:18 PM
Eggstudio, your cards are AMAZING!

05-12-2008, 10:08 AM
Grrrr....my printer is giving me hell...I can't a part of my cards to print. :arghh:

05-12-2008, 01:13 PM
I'm almost done. I'm busting my butt today to get them all done and in the mail. sigh

05-12-2008, 01:39 PM
Thanks CookieMonstHer. I like saying your name.:wub:

05-12-2008, 02:00 PM
ah, yes . . . the mad dash! i'll actually be out of town until the 20th, and i'll probably wait until saturday the 24 to send out swapped cards, so you have a few more days!

starweaver, those look fab!

05-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I am having trouble with Sloth. The card, that is. Well, perhaps the vice as well. I have finally figured out how to represent it, now I need to find the appropriate images.
I will be working this evening on this, I did a bit before work this morning and came in with red ink all over my fingers. I am sure my co-workers think I am crazy.

05-12-2008, 03:09 PM
So funny TC, the sloth card also gave me the most problems to do - it was the last of the cards I did too. :daydreaming:

05-12-2008, 04:22 PM
So funny TC, the sloth card also gave me the most problems to do - it was the last of the cards I did too. :daydreaming:

hmmmm, me too. Gluttony was the easiest! So easy in fact that I did two. I guess it's because we are ALL so UN-sloth like. :biglaugh:

05-12-2008, 11:41 PM
Oh, that must be it! We have no IDEA what sloth is all about, because we are all such industrious types.
Greed, on the other hand.... well, that is a different story.

05-13-2008, 10:03 AM
Mine will be in the mail today. Hopefully I will get pictures up here soon.

05-13-2008, 10:38 AM
I just put mine in my gallery - the extra "Vice" card is for the hostess. Funny thing - I used all the techniques I had wanted to use, but in ways that were different than I had imagined. As a result, the look and layout of these cards were a total surprise to me!

05-14-2008, 11:12 AM
these cards are great, taylor! i can't wait to see them in person!

again, it's my first swap, so i'm just elated at how cool it is to get these envies of cards day by day . . . i'll be having my hubs check the mail while i'm gone, so that i can update the thread.

i'll let you know when they get here, everyone!

05-16-2008, 11:03 PM
I am so effing swamped with work this week/weekend I have not been able to work on my last three cards--i'm kinda pissed about this. anyway, hopefully i'll have either monday or tuesday off and maybe some days where i get home BEFORE TEN-THIRTY AT NIGHT, so that i can actually get this done!

thanks so much for the extension! Without it, i would have been totally screwed.

05-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Sounds like your week was a lot like mine. Yesterday was my 'catch up' day - get to the dishes that had been waiting, put down hoses to water the seedlings, all the little tasks that didn't get done because we were out till 9 or 10 every night. My little guy woke up with a fever and I spent most of a 95 degree day sitting on the couch holding a 102 degree child. The dishes didn't get done. We are take out. Let's not even talk about things I WANTED to be doing - like making art. Blah.

On the other hand I got to cuddle my sweet boy all day. That's always special.

05-17-2008, 01:49 PM
this swap is killing me. I'm not happy with my cards and I don't know what to do to fix it. I keep thinking it will come to me but . . . nothing. I'm in such a creative slump. I think it's stress taking all the fun out of art.

05-18-2008, 11:43 AM
WOOOHOOO the creative bug bit me last night and I got them all done. I started from scratch and now I love the outcome. I'm so glad, I was really getting worried there for a min. They will be mailed out first thing tomorrow and on there way.

05-18-2008, 11:51 AM
My cards are now finished, too. Will be in Monday's mail. Pics are in my gallery if anyone wants to peek.

05-19-2008, 09:37 AM
I put mine in the 1970 mailbox yesterday - I hope you found them!

05-20-2008, 04:15 PM
awesome, ladies! i'm glad that worked, stoutberry! sometimes, it's all i can do to get the "right" feeling about cards, is to just start over. I'm then waiting for cookiemonsther, stoutberry, thoughtcrimes and joyflower!

taylor, yours are great! and thank you for the extra! :D I also rec'd starweaver's cards--fabulous hand-drawn cards! and thank you for the extras! WOOT!

I'm going to wait until Saturday to swap these out, so that the stragglers show up! And, I'll PM the last few peeps, see if they're in or if they're out.


05-21-2008, 01:05 AM
For the record, Stoutberry's cards are cool as all hell. seriously, I'm jealous that she pulled those out of thin air in the middle of the night.

Mine, on the other hand, aren't as great as i originally dreamed but I've found you win some, you lose some, and sometimes you just have a draw. But dammit, I finished, and sometimes thats the most important thing. They will be in the mail tomorrow!!

05-22-2008, 03:47 PM
The post office swears that my cards will be in Amyfaeries hands by noon on Friday, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive safely!
In the meantime, I posted most of them in the gallery. Give me some feedback if you have a chance- I am still relatively new at this, so suggestions and comments are helpful. For instance, I would have chosen a more noticeable background color for the Gluttony card if I were to do it again- It is actually a very subtle gray, but comes across too white. Like CookieMonstHer, I feel like some of them did not come out as well as the image in my head. I hope I at least got the overall idea across.
Looking forward to the eventual returns. This was tough but I enjoyed it very much.:wideeyed:

05-23-2008, 09:13 AM
thoughtcrimes...the post office made me the same promise! :) lol

Looking forward to returns - everyone made great cards!

05-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Like CookieMonstHer, I feel like some of them did not come out as well as the image in my head. I hope I at least got the overall idea across.
Looking forward to the eventual returns. This was tough but I enjoyed it very much.:wideeyed:

I know how you feel. I started out with my plan in my head...and even though I did most of the steps I had planned on, my cards were totally and completely different than I had pictured! I don't know what exactly happened, but it took me a while to decide I even liked them. Turns out that I do, despite the fact that they weren't at all what I had envisioned.

05-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Well I do collage, and dammit i could NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME, find an image that pleased me for "Sloth." It drove me freaking crazy.

05-23-2008, 10:16 AM
lol, CMH!

I'm waiting for today's mail as we speak! stoutberry, yours came yesterday--great stuff! so we'll wait, no problemo, on any stragglers. it's my first swap!

even if they come on saturday, my mail at the house comes in the morning--so i can still swap out and post them tomorrow if everything arrives. if not, we'll adjust!

05-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Sounds good Amy. I don't mind waiting and it's always nicer to have a larger swap pool because you get more variety and have a greater chance of getting art from different people.

05-23-2008, 12:28 PM
all right, everyone! everything else came today! woot! so, i'm swapping out today, as we speak! :D

I'll catch up on iTraders by this evening . . . I'm gonna try to catch today's mail with returns!


05-23-2008, 01:21 PM

05-23-2008, 01:44 PM
i'm REALLY cracking up! tom [starweaver] is going to think i'm completely nuts, but i DO have his cards.

LOL! i'm just stressed out because of being out of town, and waiting to hear about this job i'm trying to get in OR. anyhow, domestic returns went out tonight, and international returns will go out in the morning when the post office opens.

i did make sure that everyone received 7 cards from 7 different people, one for each of the vices. this made it hard to swap quality/medium for similar cards 100% of the time, because there were only 16 of us. regardless, i hope everyone's pleased with their returns--i tried really hard! however, if there are any problems [somehow i sent you one of your own cards, or two for the same vice], PLEASE PM ME. I double- and triple-checked, but there's always a chance i just overlooked an error.

Can you tell I'm nervous? I'm nervous! :chatterbox:

05-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Everyone, thanks for the extras! If you didn't send a card, you sent awesome ephemera or extra stamps! So cool! :D

And two of you spent a butt-load to send your returns express-mail! yowza! i woulda waited for you all . . .

I've never used microfiche on a collage card, CMH, so I'm stoked to try it!

05-23-2008, 07:36 PM
I had to send mine express - I felt like they were already behind schedule and couldn't stand the idea of holding everything up!!! :eek:

Returns are going to be MARVELOUS!

05-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Amy, i love that microfiche!! My mom works at a library so she always has a boat-load of that stuff. I'd be happy to mail you more if you like?

p.s. I always lightly score the back of the film before glueing--i'm always afraid it's too slick to hold.

05-23-2008, 10:27 PM
AF, I'm sure everything will fine! You've been an awesome hostess - always checking the thread, answering questions, etc. I'm sure we'll all be super happy with our returns!

So calm down.:twitcy:

05-24-2008, 12:08 AM
So, amyfaerie- now that we have all gotten our cards in, and you have sent them back out (can hardly wait for the returns!), are you ready to start the next swap for the Seven Heavenly Virtues? Come on, you know you want to!:twitcy:

Good luck with the job! You have been an awesome and most patient host.

05-24-2008, 08:40 AM
Amy you're awesome! I felt like I was back in school during this swap and it kicked my butt but I can't wait to see what I get in return.

05-24-2008, 01:27 PM
so great to set them all free . . . the international envies went out this morning at 9:30 am, so they should get at least to big pittsburgh postal distribution center before the holiday weekend.


i think i'm going to have to take a break before doing another 7 for 7 swap! :D

05-24-2008, 01:28 PM
i'm gonna try the microfiche, CMH, and i'll definitely beg some more off you if i like it! that's too cool that you have unlimited supplies. and that your mum works at a library . . . a heavenly job i would adore.

05-27-2008, 08:04 PM
I got my cards today they are great cards thank you all I have left you rock points for all my cards thnak Amyfearie for hosting

05-27-2008, 08:54 PM
My cards came today and I am just thrilled with all of them!!! I was like a kid at Christmas opening that envelope!! :jiggy:

Many thanks to our wicked little hostess and all you fab artists!

Off to leave rep and itrader! ;)

05-27-2008, 08:57 PM
i'm glad, joy & meow, that you liked your returns! i've been sweatin' it out! lol!

and, as you may have noticed . . . i more than likely included free cat hair and dog hair in everyone's envies. ha ha.

05-27-2008, 09:25 PM
Aaachooooo! :) Thanks! :laugh:

05-27-2008, 10:28 PM
Oooooh, this is so much fun! I joined a whack of swaps when the new site came to fruition and now they are all coming at once!!!! Amy - I'm sure you did an awesome job and if you didn't I'll let you know! Just joshing - I can't imagine how tough it must have been for you. I would have just kept them all!

05-27-2008, 11:35 PM
haha amy, i forgot to put stuff in the envelope to begin with, so i had to tear it open and use another one--but the funny thing is, the first time i sealed it all up, i put a piece of tape on the back flap, and i had one lone cat hair under the tape. darn animals!

also darn mail--Laura (who lives 20 minutes away from me) got her cards today and i did not!

05-28-2008, 07:35 AM
I got my cards in the mail yesterday. I loved my cards, but I am missing any trace of pet fur. I feel slighted. :-(

05-28-2008, 01:38 PM
I got my cards today!! Thanks so much for hosting, Amy! It was so fun to get seven cards in one envie -- but it must have been so difficult to swap them out :huh: Maybe after your big move you'll feel up to hosting another seven card swap ;)

05-28-2008, 04:51 PM
I have my cards - this has to be one of the best swap ideas ever! Thanks to amyfaerie (for the card and for hosting), cookiemonstHer, thoughtcrimes, Art4mysanity, JoyFlower, meow2000, and Wudwooda for the great cards. The toddler is needing some attention, so I will do rep and iTrader later.

05-29-2008, 01:39 PM
I got my cards the other day and they are awesome beyond awesome. Amy you did a great job and I'm stoked. I got cards for 3 different swaps all in the past 2 days it was great! I'd list the names of all the cards I got but my baby just knocked something very big over and I need to go see what it was.

05-29-2008, 09:48 PM
i was so excited to get my cards today!! thanks to everybody--off to leave rep points! thanks amy for being awesome as always!

05-29-2008, 09:59 PM
I've looked through the pages and maybe i missed it--I got a card from Kate Moss from the UK--her email is micromummy--Is her screenname katemoss@uk or what? :huh:

05-30-2008, 12:31 AM
I've looked through the pages and maybe i missed it--I got a card from Kate Moss from the UK--her email is micromummy--Is her screenname katemoss@uk or what? :huh:

micromummy is her user name - there is a post on the first page of the swap, when she signed up :)

05-30-2008, 03:21 AM
Thank you!! I looked on the first page but found someone else's i was looking for, so i suppose i just overlooked it.

05-30-2008, 05:55 PM
I got my cards today!! Thanks so much to Grrrdjules, Eggstudio, Starweaver,
OrganicMama, Micromummy, IRMA and most of all, our wonderful hostess, Amyfaerie!

06-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Hey I got some cards too. Amy you rock with this hostess stuff!
I received cards from grrdjules, stoutberry,art4mysanity, amyfaerie,starweaver,cookiemonsther,and irma, going to leave rep points... this may take awhile..

06-06-2008, 12:36 PM
Okay i know more than THREE people got my 7 vices cards--i dont feel like a swap is completely finished until i know who got my stuff!

06-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Did you get my rep point, CookieMonstHer? I got your Wrath card and am almost positive I left you a message, but can be scatter brained at times.

06-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Yes, thank you thoughtcrimes!

The image of the guy on that card is from an antique magazine. He was actually rearing from a cold? shower i think? it was some random funny ad.

06-07-2008, 11:41 AM
okay everyone . . . i'm SO glad everyone's pleased thusfar with their cards! you all were fabulous players--i'm going to check on a few players who haven't posted that they rec'd their packages yet, and then i'll archive this!

once i'm moved and settled i might try a big swap again, but gosh! i need a break from that! the artists aren't the problem--it's trying to give everone a variety of seven. LOL!