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wackystuff
02-21-2008, 12:01 PM
ALL CARDS SWAPPED AND MAILED ON April 19th


Postmark Date - April 7th
Signup/withdraw date -April 7th
Swap date - April 21st
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 30 max


Calling all Space Cadets!
This theme is as wide open as the cosmos.
What does science fiction mean to you?

1734 1735

Send in 3 cards and get 3 back.
Newbies Welcome!
All media are welcome, but please no bulky embellishments.

Please send your cards by the postmark date of April 7th.
Im in Canada, so it can take the mail three weeks to show up.
They need to be in my hands by April 28th, when I will do the swaping out.

Please show your ATCsforALL username on the back of your cards

I will provide the return envelope and postage, just include your clearly written address.
You can send an extra Sci-Fi card if youre feeling prolific, but its not necessary.

Ill PM you my address and swap guide when you sign up.

THE PLAYERS

gatos53..........mynameisJenn
wackystuff..........amyfaerie.........goatgoddess
lemay........... stormarela
Elena........... JoyFlower...........terryart
Betsi...........mtpaperplayer
dastardlyboo..........Wudwooda..........dina54
poppiesinjuly..........fingers
monster..........stellacometa..........kat
grrrdjules..........Baleau
rockstargirl

Green = cards received
I grew up reading science fiction. It really helped stretch my imagination.

gatos53
02-21-2008, 01:16 PM
Oh let me be the 1st to join Sir wacky! BTW did you know they have a smilie with your name on it??

mynameisJenn
02-21-2008, 01:21 PM
Yes! I loved the last one so please sign me up for this one wacky!

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 01:24 PM
You are numero uno gatos53. I hope we don't have any epileptic members. Those flashing smilies could trigger a fit.

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 01:26 PM
Welcome mynameisJenn. Yes, I hosted this swap last year. I don't usually repeat my swaps, but this theme generated some amazing cards.

amyfaerie
02-21-2008, 01:35 PM
omg, wackystuff! wait til bigkay sees this! she'll be in, too!

(OH! SIGN ME UP!)

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 01:48 PM
The Future is here amyfaerie. Nice to see you.

goatgoddess
02-21-2008, 02:03 PM
I just can't pass this one up - love sci fi :)

lemay
02-21-2008, 02:29 PM
sign me up please!

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 02:32 PM
Welcome goatgoddess! It is so nice to be back in action.

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 02:35 PM
And welcome to lemay too! Glad to see some new players.

stormarela
02-21-2008, 04:23 PM
sign me up, beam me up, etc etc

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 04:26 PM
Consider yourself beamed up stormarela.

Elena
02-21-2008, 04:37 PM
Can I join, please?

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 04:41 PM
Welcome Elena, you're signed up.

Betsi
02-21-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm all over this. Sign me up, please!

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Oh good, another Newb! Welcome Betsi

JoyFlower
02-21-2008, 07:00 PM
Oh! Please include me, your Wackyness! What a fun swap this will be!
...I can't believe BigKay hasn't found this yet...she makes delightful robotic friends!

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Wecome aboard JoyFlower.

amyfaerie
02-21-2008, 08:51 PM
exactly, JoyFlower . . . where is that big hunka K? i'm so glad YOU'RE here, though!

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 09:09 PM
I did send BigKay an invite since she has such a fan club here.

terryart
02-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Why quit on a winner?? I'm in for the second flight into the great black abyss...

wackystuff
02-21-2008, 10:53 PM
Welcome terryart! It's great to be playing with old friends again.

mtpaperplayer
02-22-2008, 01:19 AM
OK WackyStuff, I'd like in on This One. Sounds like a "Blast from The Past"!!!:idea:

wackystuff
02-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Onward mtpaperplayer! to the Future! and beyond!

BigKay
02-22-2008, 12:31 PM
I saw the swap and my fear of commitment stopped me from joining sooner.
But, I've drank enough booze to lower my inhibitions. I'm ready now. Please sign me up. Live long and ... Zzzzzzzzz

wackystuff
02-22-2008, 01:30 PM
12 stepping your way into the future, BigKay? Welcome to the club.

wackystuff
02-23-2008, 12:37 PM
Welcome to the swap dastardlyboo. Great screen name you got there :)

Wudwooda
02-23-2008, 02:11 PM
I'll sign up for any swap you do!

wackystuff
02-23-2008, 02:14 PM
woodya? welcome Wudwooda.

dina54
02-23-2008, 02:41 PM
Count me in! I definitely qualify for space-cadetship.....:eek:

wackystuff
02-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Eskimo Pie Is Not Pie And Contains Very Little Eskimo

Welcome dina54

amyfaerie
02-23-2008, 07:46 PM
i was thinking the same thing, dastardlyboo! Very cool!

poppiesinjuly
02-26-2008, 02:46 AM
Can I join too please?

wackystuff
02-26-2008, 09:24 AM
Welcome poppiesinjuly.
Bill Shatner Speaks Esperanto, Do You?

fingers
02-26-2008, 12:02 PM
can i play too?

wackystuff
02-26-2008, 12:38 PM
Sure thing, fingers. Welcome!

Elena
02-27-2008, 12:02 PM
Here are my cards. Fun theme!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=2540

wackystuff
02-27-2008, 01:14 PM
Thanks for showing us your cool ATCs, Elena. It's interesting the way you incorporated those postage stamps. The USPS produces way better stamps than Canada Post!

JoyFlower
02-27-2008, 03:51 PM
Fun cards, Elena - and FAST too!!

FuzzyNoodle
02-27-2008, 05:23 PM
O. M. G. This is so up my alley. I cut some linoleum robots the other day! Count me in!

wackystuff
02-27-2008, 05:28 PM
O. M. G. Welcome FuzzyNoodle!

stellacometa
02-27-2008, 07:31 PM
This theme is really intriguing.
Can I play too?! :)

wackystuff
02-27-2008, 07:47 PM
I have signed you up stellacometa. Welcome :)

kat
03-01-2008, 02:40 PM
Hi

Please sign me up

Kathy (Kat)

wackystuff
03-01-2008, 03:19 PM
Welcome kat.

wackystuff
03-04-2008, 08:48 PM
We received our first envelope of cards today from Elena.
You can see her Aliens here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=2540). They seem pretty friendly.

stellacometa
03-07-2008, 06:38 AM
My cards are done.
They'll be in the mail tomorrow :)

They look like this:

JoyFlower
03-07-2008, 09:45 AM
What an adorable robot stellacometa! :) He looks so happy.

wackystuff
03-07-2008, 09:55 AM
Thanks for showing us your spaceman, stellacometa.
Sorry if I've been a bit quiet lately. I've been busy setting up my new iMac and Time Capsule. Talk about Science Fiction. Wow. This contraption backs up any new files on my computer every hour. Now I need to create some.

wackystuff
03-08-2008, 09:39 AM
Very impressive cards there dastardlyboo.
Now we know what's cookin' at your house.

wackystuff
03-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Here are a couple of my one-of-a-kind sci-fi cards....... 2264 ....... 2265

poppiesinjuly
03-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Cool cards Wacky!

JoyFlower
03-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Great cards, wackystuff!! - Love your cards too, dastardlyboo!

amyfaerie
03-09-2008, 10:51 AM
very cool cards, everyone! :cute:

mine are going postal on Monday morning, wacky! i tried robots, and ended up throwing the whole lot in the garbage . . . so i tried aliens instead. lol!

wackystuff
03-09-2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks for showing us your celestial beings, amyfaerie.
If we ever meet the aliens, we can only hope they are as nice as yours.

grrrdjules
03-09-2008, 11:07 AM
Hi wackystuff:

I was addicted to "Dodo the kid from Outer space" and the Jetsons, can I play?

wackystuff
03-09-2008, 11:09 AM
Welcome grrrdjules. What the heck is Dodo the kid from Outer space?

grrrdjules
03-09-2008, 12:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1CxOKYMbrc It was the best!

dina54
03-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Here are my cards, 3 for trade one for our host:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=4672
I drew them with my new prismacolor grayscale markers and added clear "bubble" stickers to eyes and such.
These are my very favorite sci-fi movies EVER!

wackystuff
03-09-2008, 04:25 PM
I love the grayscale palette, dina54. Good choice in favorite films too.

mtpaperplayer
03-10-2008, 04:26 PM
Got Mine Done! Will be Beaming Them Up to you at Warp Speed.;) Could you PM your address, please? Thanks!!

dina54
03-10-2008, 04:41 PM
My Creatures are winging their way to Canada as we speak! Be afraid, be very afraid....

amyfaerie
03-10-2008, 09:18 PM
yay, jules! :wub:

(we should have a smiley with antennae!)

gatos53
03-11-2008, 12:15 PM
I never heard of DODO from outerspace. When was it on TV?

grrrdjules
03-11-2008, 03:27 PM
gatos53, it was on between 1965-1970. My first cartoon memory.

wackystuff
03-11-2008, 05:43 PM
We received ATCs today from Kat, which show that there are aliens among us.
Nice work!

stormarela
03-12-2008, 04:57 AM
my robots are on their way...

wackystuff
03-12-2008, 01:18 PM
Some very cool aliens (and a robot) just arrived from lemay.
I particularly like the abduction card. :eek:

grrrdjules
03-18-2008, 09:57 AM
They're on the way. Lock your doors!

wackystuff
03-18-2008, 10:07 AM
Love your cards grrrdjules. To me they look like snapshots from the album of some happy family of aliens.

wackystuff
03-20-2008, 02:42 PM
Strange times are upon us.
A high concentration of robots and aliens were located in wackystuff's mailbox today.
Out of this world ATCs landed from amyfaerie, dina54, stormarela and stellacometa.
Nice work everyone. I'm planning a special surprise for all you creative players. Stay tuned :idea:

gatos53
03-20-2008, 08:54 PM
They didn't make you a pod person did they wacky?? You are wacky aren't you?

wackystuff
03-20-2008, 09:30 PM
You Gotta Tame The Beast Before You Let It Out Of It's Cage

goatgoddess
03-24-2008, 12:18 AM
2957

Sending mine off in the morning - thanks for hosting :)

wackystuff
03-24-2008, 01:08 AM
Those are hilarious, goatgoddess. Did you refine your sense of humor while visiting the inside of a flying saucer?

wackystuff
03-24-2008, 05:22 PM
We received some super whimsical aliens from terryart.

This theme is inspiring such fun ATCs!

wackystuff
03-25-2008, 01:40 AM
You're not too late. Welcome Baleau!

wackystuff
03-26-2008, 11:40 AM
We received OUT OF THIS WORLD cards yesterday from grrrdjules and dastardlyboo. Thanks for being so creative.

BigKay
03-26-2008, 12:14 PM
Please remove me from the swap. I have to withdraw. Thanks.

wackystuff
03-26-2008, 12:23 PM
OK BigKay. We'll miss ya.

poppiesinjuly
03-26-2008, 04:40 PM
My cards are going in the mail today.

They are here:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=5751
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=5738
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=5748

Plus a host card that I didn't have a chance to scan. :)

wackystuff
03-26-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks for showing us your designs, poppiesinjuly. Who knew aliens could be so cuddly? Nice work!

wackystuff
03-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Only a week and a half left to sign-up and make your cards for the Rockets, Robots and Alien Creatures.
:idea:
We have been getting many out of this world ATCs made for this swap. Join us!

wackystuff
03-29-2008, 02:22 PM
We received some fine collages from mtpaperplayer, including a dog in outer space! Wowza.

gatos53
03-30-2008, 02:26 PM
Im sending mine today wacky! Ill be sure to scan them before I do....

wackystuff
03-30-2008, 10:42 PM
Your not too late. Welcome monster! I'll send you more info.

wackystuff
03-31-2008, 01:52 PM
We received some hilarious day-glo aliens today from goatgoddess.
Great work!

FuzzyNoodle
04-03-2008, 11:31 AM
Hello! Unfortunately, I am going to have to withdraw...I came back from vacation on Tuesday with strep throat, and am totally spent. I'm sad though...this was going to be a fun one! :)

wackystuff
04-03-2008, 11:53 AM
No problem FuzzyNoodle. Take care of yourself :)

wackystuff
04-03-2008, 12:27 PM
Heads up if you haven't finished your cards yet. Monday (4/7) is the mailing deadline. We are getting a lot of really cool ATCs in response to this theme. Plus, I'm working on a special surprise for all the players so you don't wanna miss this one.

rockstarsgirl
04-04-2008, 06:51 PM
i know i am a little late to the game, but would it be possible for me to still sign up for this one.....PLEASE? I already have ideas!!

Thanks!
Nicole

wackystuff
04-04-2008, 07:26 PM
Your not too late rockstargirl, but you'll need to make your cards ASAP. I've signed you up.

mynameisJenn
04-05-2008, 09:02 PM
cards got put in today's mail!

wackystuff
04-07-2008, 10:48 AM
Here is a friendly reminder.
:cry:
If you haven't sent in your cards yet, today is the mailing deadline
for the Rockets, Robots and Alien Creatures swap.

wackystuff
04-07-2008, 01:30 PM
Whoa, some way cool cards arrived from gatos53 today. Nice job Cathy!

rockstarsgirl
04-07-2008, 07:40 PM
mine are on there way to you right now ... I'm so excited ... these are the first ATC's I have made and it was all kinds of fun!!

Nicole

wackystuff
04-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Yeehaw indeed. I look forward to seeing what you created!

JoyFlower
04-07-2008, 09:46 PM
Dropped my cards at the Post Office today, but didn't manage to scan them...I did take photos with my cell phone, if I can figure out how to transfer them to my computer...bright little rocket ships!

wackystuff
04-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Nice to hear your cards are on the way, mynameisJenn, Betsi and JoyFlower.

fingers
04-07-2008, 10:53 PM
my cards are going into the mailbox today,
sorry i am late, I was attacked by flu bugs and migraines kept me away from reality.

wackystuff
04-07-2008, 10:56 PM
Welcome back to reality fingers. You're not late. Today is the mailing deadline.

Any stragglers out there? If you are going to be mailing late please let me know.

fingers
04-09-2008, 03:14 PM
hi i've mailed my 100% aliens cards and they are in my gallery too, just in case any curious earthlings wish to visit them.

wackystuff
04-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Those are some cuddly looking aliens, fingers.
:)
Kinda like otherworldly teddy bears.

fingers
04-09-2008, 09:55 PM
oh no, don be enchanted by their colourful outlooks. they are strictly not for hugging. Touch them carelessly, skin stings and fingers sore.

wackystuff
04-12-2008, 07:59 PM
We received some very creative cards today from a couple of our new members, monster and rockstargirl. Thanks for joining us! It's always fun to see how differently folks interpret a theme.

rockstarsgirl
04-14-2008, 04:41 PM
glad you got them. i've been in vegas for a few days and haven't checked the board. i'm so excited to see everyone's work. i took a bunch of pictures, but i'll post them to the gallery after they've been sent out. i like the element of surprise. :jiggy:

wackystuff
04-15-2008, 02:44 PM
We received some otherworldly ATCs from mynameisJenn,
Betsi and Baleau. Only three more envelopes to go and I'll be swappin'.

wackystuff
04-16-2008, 02:03 PM
We received the last 3 envelopes today, so wackystuff will have to get crackin'.
I should be able to swap everything out in the next few days. I'll keep you posted.

gatos53
04-17-2008, 12:09 AM
Yeah! Thanks wacky! Put some jet thrusters on those envys!

rockstarsgirl
04-18-2008, 06:18 AM
whoo hoo! can't wait to see the wonderful atc's from my first swap!!!!

wackystuff
04-19-2008, 03:25 PM
I have swapped out all the cards and am going to the Post Office now.
I was really impressed by the quality of work we received.
It made my job a lot easier. :twitcy:
Thanks for playing folks!

rockstarsgirl
04-21-2008, 05:19 PM
i'm so excited. i just can't wait for my first swap to come back....and early too! thanks so much for hosting this.

wackystuff
04-21-2008, 05:22 PM
You are welcome, dastardlyboo and rockstarsgirl. It's in the good hands of the postal folk now.

stormarela
04-24-2008, 07:31 PM
alien alert, alien alert! I have recieved my cards, and a very COOL surprise. Thank you Wackystuff, I was truly surprised, and extremely tickled! (and I am not going to give any details... gotta make everyone else wait)... Thanks for such a fun swap. I now have an alien/robot collection,, from Wudwooda, Poppiesinjuly, and Rockstarsgirl.

wackystuff
04-24-2008, 07:43 PM
Thanks for not spilling the beans, stormarela. How often do us Canadians get the first returns on a swap?

stormarela
04-24-2008, 08:02 PM
no kidding. I could barely sit still enough to type it out,, and then had to run up and down the street shouting out the news....

rockstarsgirl
04-24-2008, 09:32 PM
i got mine too!!! I'm so excited. they turned out do wonderfully. i got one from wackystuff, stormarela, and joyflower. i've also loaded the cards i sent in to the gallery if anyone wants to peak! Thanks again!

JoyFlower
04-24-2008, 09:46 PM
The spaceship has landed, and it contained out of this world cards from Poppiesinjuly, stellacometa, and charles platt(who I can't find on this site??).

And a very cool gift from our clever host!! Thank you to everyone!

JoyFlower
04-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Oh! Charles is Monster...mystery solved - I just needed to read the big print on the back of the card instead of the fine print :laugh: ...please excuse me, it has been a rough day.

wackystuff
04-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Charles Platt's user name is monster. I'm happy that the cards are arriving!

dina54
04-26-2008, 02:55 PM
OMG!!! You have really outdone yourself this time wacky-one!
Great swap, great theme, great goodies and great returns from:
goatgoddess,dastardlyboo and baleau.

mynameisJenn
04-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks to Amyfaerie, JoyFlower, and Dina54....awesome cards ladies!!!
and A BIG BIG BIG thank you to wackystuff as well!

lemay
04-27-2008, 03:18 PM
I received my cards! Thanks so much to Elena, wackystuff, grrrdjules! Thanks to wackystuff for the great surprise and for hosting!

fingers
04-28-2008, 03:34 PM
thanks for the lovely Surprise! Wackystuff
OMG You made me very happy!
A round of applause for Gatos53, babes in space
Thank YOU to Wudwooda for Rockets,robots & aliens atc 4 of 4
A big cyber hug to (((((((wackystuff)))))) for "TV-9" or was it "strange"?

Betsi
04-29-2008, 01:07 PM
Got mine yesterday! Got cards from wackystuff, gatos53, and mynameisjenn. These are great, guys! When are we doing round THREE? :huh::D

goatgoddess
04-30-2008, 10:47 AM
OMG - Wackystuff has the best swaps and this was yet another outstanding swap :)
Thanks for hosting and the surprise - love it!

off to leave rep points mtpaperplayer, terryart, grrrdjules and a bonus card from Wacky hisself! just too cool!

wackystuff
05-14-2008, 09:50 AM
I somehow missed giving feedback to a few players in this swap.
I think I got everyone now, but please let me know if I missed you.

I really enjoyed seeing everyone's amazing creations inspired by this theme!

If you want to try your hand at making stamps,
I have a current mail-art call happening here: ARTISTAMP 2008 (http://artistamp2008.blogspot.com/)

wackystuff
05-21-2008, 05:35 PM
A number of the players inquired about how I made the stamps which were included in everyone's returns.

I scanned the ATC images into my computer, resized and cleaned them up in Photoshop, and printed them with an Epson inkjet printer. The only really tricky part is printing on paper that already has the perforations. Getting everything lined up takes a few wasted sheets.
By trial and error, I figured out I could lick just the very edge of the gummed paper and attach a backing sheet of paper. This allows it to travel through my printer easier.

Here is my source for the pre-perforated, dry-gummed paper. You can print, draw, rubber stamp or whatever and have "real" stamps. The Olathe Poste (http://www.wcp-nm.com/osc/catalog/index.php?cPath=26)

I currently have a mail-art call for artist stamps. You can see what other artists are sending in here: ARTISTAMP 2008 (http://artistamp2008.blogspot.com/)

If you have never participated in a "real" mail-art call before, here is an interesting and challenging theme to try it out.

rockstarsgirl
05-21-2008, 05:48 PM
thanks! that was a wonderful addition and surprise and a really wonderful way to see everyones work. thanks for making my first swap such a great experience.