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Norabear
03-17-2010, 08:01 AM
I'm working on collecting ATC's from all 50 US States and am looking for one to one trades for the states listed below.

I am looking for hand-drawn/painted, fabric or multimedia collage and will make a cross-stitched, multimedia collage or hand-drawn/painted (my weakness, but I'll try) in return.

I will request that cards (both yours and mine) are posted to our galleries so that there will be satisfaction on both ends before cards are mailed.

Preferred themes:

* The name "Nora"
* I like seashells, dunes, beach grasses, those white-slatted chairs you often see at the beach, sea green, sky blue, white sand, sea glass, beach cottages, especially the porch, nautical rope, starfish, beach umbrellas.
* Books/Reading
* Celestial, especially stars
* Butterflies, especially blue ones
* Horses, anything not cutsey (no collage)

The states I need:

Massachusetts
Mississippi
New Hampshire
Vermont
Washington, DC
Wyoming

I'm going to restrict to five at a time.

1. dina54 - Rhode Island - DONE!
2. KatieV - Delaware - Sent
3.
4. shahe05 - Utah - DONE!
5.

Let's trade! :D

dina54
03-17-2010, 08:35 AM
I'll make you a beach/sea themed hand drawn card from Rhode Island in exchange for a cross-stitched card (any theme)
Below are a couple of beach-y cards (traded) that I have made in the past

Norabear
03-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Those are awesome. I especially like the dune one.

I'll start looking for a pattern for you. I doubt I'll find anything "gothic" but I can do cats, something 'botanical' or maybe even Mardi Gras-ish.

dina54
03-17-2010, 11:08 AM
I can do dunes :D I'll get started this w/e. Botanical would be fine. I'm sure that's the easiest to find patterns for.

Norabear
03-17-2010, 11:33 AM
There was a star fruit one I thought you might like and a cool Persian type cat. But I'm still looking over patterns. I have tons of them.

dina54
03-17-2010, 11:35 AM
I LOVE cross-stitch so anything will be fine :D

Norabear
03-17-2010, 07:53 PM
Hey, guess what I found? A gargoyle pattern! That good for you, dina?

dina54
03-18-2010, 12:56 AM
OMG! a cross-stitched gargoyle?...that's cool!

Norabear
03-18-2010, 07:02 AM
You got it!

katilady
03-19-2010, 03:43 PM
just lurking here, but i hope you post the gargoyle norabear, i bet it's awesome!

Norabear
03-24-2010, 09:42 AM
KatieV,

Ooooh, I found a nifty cross-stitch pattern for you based on Russian nesting dolls. :)

dina54
03-28-2010, 02:54 AM
I have finished a card of "The Towers", in Narragansett, R.I., which I am posting for your approval. If you like it, I'll need your address. The original building was built in the late 1800's and at one time was a casino. Most of the building was destroyed in a fire in 1905 leaving only the stone archway intact. The re-built building is now a restaurant and entertainment venue. It is right on the ocean with a gorgeous view!

Norabear
04-04-2010, 10:39 AM
It's even prettier in person, dina. Thank you! The gargoyle should be on it's way mid-week or so. I finished stitching it yesterday and now just need to back it with a blank ATC and maybe add a flourish or two.

Norabear
04-28-2010, 12:18 PM
Gargoyle card for dina mailing out tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/416/small/1_20100426_Gargoyle-md.jpg

adriayna
04-28-2010, 12:33 PM
That is too awesome!

dina54
04-28-2010, 02:03 PM
*doin' the happy dance*:v_spin::jiggy::notworthy:

xstitcher
04-29-2010, 02:55 PM
Great card Nora!

Must keep hubby away from this thread. If he sees it he will want me to make him one.

BekahStargazing
05-12-2010, 12:46 PM
I am currently living in VT but I grew up in NH and sometimes go back there.
If I were to send a card, I would be counted as Vermont, correct?

I'd love to send you a card on one of those themes. I do hand-drawn cards mostly these days. Sometimes I break out the watercolors... Haven't in a while, though.

I love your cross-stitch cards. I would love to trade for something of that nature! I've never gotten fiber arts cards really before.

I would like to draw/paint a card for you of the books/reading theme. Is that all right? Can I ask about what your favorite type of books are? :)

Norabear
05-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Yep, it would count as Vermont. Books/reading would be awesome. Just to let you know, I'm about a month out on getting cards done. Maybe a bit less. My favorite books are urban fantasy, but I also like all fantasy, regular fiction, classics, science fiction, non-fiction, historical romance.

BekahStargazing
05-12-2010, 10:45 PM
Awesome! I'm glad you're up for this.
I'm fine with a wait. A month is no problem. :)
I am kind of slow lately, too, with getting my stuff mailed out...

Urban fantasy? Like modern-day but with fantasy stuff? "So You Want to be a Wizard"-esque?

Norabear
05-13-2010, 07:15 AM
Traditional fantasy = elves in woods
Urban fantasy = elves in malls

I've never read "So You Want to be a Wizard" but if there is magic or elves or werewolves or vampires or shamans or witches, etc. in "our" world, that's urban fantasy.

BekahStargazing
05-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Yeah, that's what that book is basically about.
It's pretty coooool. :D

shahe05
05-17-2010, 10:30 PM
Hi! I'm from Utah.... I make fabric cards usually embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals. I would trade you a butterfly for a butterfly. I have a pink one in my gallery... so easy just to make a blue one. Your month out would be no problem.

Best wishes,
Denise

Norabear
05-18-2010, 07:26 AM
I would love one of your blue butterflies. They are fabulous! I'll get you on the list.

shahe05
05-18-2010, 11:56 PM
Great.... I guess I just message you when I'm ready to send it for your address? It will either be on Friday or one day next week. Thanks... Denise

Norabear
05-19-2010, 07:23 AM
Please realize that I'm running about a month behind at this point. I have a PAT and some RAK's to finish first and I'm a slow stitcher.

sometomato
05-23-2010, 01:52 AM
Nora: I just saw this thread. You have a VT. card from our trade several years ago in Minneapolis, cause I am from VT. Let me know if you want another one, my friend!

Norabear
05-25-2010, 09:01 PM
I wasn't at that trade!

Norabear
05-29-2010, 09:46 AM
I got your card shahe05. Thanks!

moonsplash
06-01-2010, 09:47 AM
Hi there! I'm in CT and would love to help you out. Would a mixed media celestial card be fun to have? Please let me know! :)

Norabear
06-01-2010, 10:00 AM
Sure thing, just be aware it will be AT LEAST a month before I can get to it.

moonsplash
06-01-2010, 10:04 AM
That's certainly fine with me! Let me see what I can create for you.

bluesybreeze
07-23-2010, 03:00 PM
Would you like a card form Arkansas? I don't think I saw that state listed. I'm not sure what you are wanting, but I do have some stuff in my gallery, brenda

Norabear
07-23-2010, 05:58 PM
I have Arkansas covered, but thanks!

Norabear
07-26-2010, 09:07 PM
The card for shahe05 is sent!

Norabear
08-01-2010, 10:00 AM
Still looking for the following:

DC, MA, MS, NH, VT, WY