View Full Version : Bizarre MAY Holidays Swap - Due May 10th

02-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Due Date: May 10th
Sign Up /Withdraw By: April 20th
# Cards: 3 for 3 OR 6 for 6
# Participants: unlimited

This will be a three (3) for three (3) swap or (6) six for (6) six card swap.

You will go to this site:

Chose up to three holidays to create your ATCs for. They can be all the same holiday or three different ones. (If this goes well I would like to continue with the rest of the months) All mediums are welcome.

1.) Shelly ~ had to withdraw
2.) upwiththesun ~ RECEIVED
3.) kynara ~RECEIVED
4.) Chimaera.Muse
5.) IrishRose ~ RECEIVED
6.) VickyZ ~ RECEIVED
7.) Meow2000 ~ RECEIVED
8.) Nermalski ~RECEIVED
9.) mrubyjean ~ RECEIVED
10.) OrganicMama ~ RECEIVED
11.) stellacometa~ RECEIVED
12.) stlbarb

Due Date:
Cards are due in my hands by May 10th. This will be an on time swap. I will mail your return cards on the due date! NOTE: Late-arriving cards will be held for 1 week past the due date, swapped with other late cards, and then sent back out. (If there are not enough late arrivals, late folks may get some or all of their own cards back!)

USA participants, please enclose 58-cents postage on your return envelope. If your envelope contains only 41-cents postage, I will be limited to sending you back very simple cards with no embellishments. Our new postal rates require 58-cents if the envelope is slightly thicker, slightly heavier, or requires hand cancelling (and if it’s both thicker AND heavier, it costs 75-cents). So affix your return postage accordingly.

International participants, I will pay return postage. An extra ATC of the swap theme would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.

I will update THIS post (the first post in this thread) to inform you of the status of our swap. So check back HERE for updates. (You won’t have to read through pages and pages of posts or scroll to the end to get current information!)

Swap Rules:

1. Send your BEST cards – cards that demonstrate your best workmanship, and that you are proud to share with others.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and SWAP NAME in these 3 places:
* On the back of all your cards
* On the front of your mailing envelope
* On the front of your return envelope

3. Enclose a return label or self-addressed envelope. Inside the USA, include 58-cents postage. Outside the USA, I’ll pay return postage.

4. If you’re mailing from outside the USA, please mark “AIRMAIL” and mail early to allow extra time for delivery to the USA (I recommend allowing 3 extra weeks for delivery from outside the USA).

5. An extra ATC for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated, but not required.

6. 3-D embellishments are fine, as long as the completed cards slide into standard 9-pocket pages, and as long as the embellishments are securely mounted so they don’t fall off during shipping. (Keep in mind that thick cards may require a padded mailing envelope and additional postage).

7. When you sign up for this swap, I will PM you my address and a reminder of the swap details.

8. I will give iTrader feedback the same day I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return, I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Reputation Points for the artists whose cards you receive.

Who wants to play?

02-25-2008, 03:14 PM
Sign me up please and pm an address. Thanks!

02-25-2008, 05:54 PM
I'm game. I love bizarre holidays! Will you pm me your address please! Thanks!

04-06-2008, 01:15 PM
Wow, welcome Shelly and upwiththesun, thanks for joining!!

04-06-2008, 01:32 PM
oh my... i saw a 'holiday' i just can't resist!! hehehe can i join?


04-07-2008, 01:38 AM
This is my kind o' fun! Sign me up, please!

04-07-2008, 12:29 PM
Welcome IrishRose! Pming you address :)

Vicki Z
04-09-2008, 02:47 PM
Please sign me up.
I participated in the April Bizzarre Holiday Swap that you hosted, and not only was it TONS of fun, but the returns were grand, wonderful, and sooooo FUNNY!!!!
Hey folks, more of you should sign on. This is a GREAT Swap.

04-09-2008, 04:58 PM
i love to play . The holiday's look pritty funny

04-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Thanks VickyZ and I am SO glad to have you here too!!!
Welcome to Meow2000 as well!!
Nermalski says she is going to join in too :)

04-10-2008, 06:13 PM
Here are my "holiday" cards. I've had so much fun with these, I think I'll go backwards through January so I'll have a full set by Christmas! Great swap!!

04-10-2008, 07:51 PM
ooooohh this is too fun to pass.
Please sign me up!

04-11-2008, 08:35 AM
The mailman has my cards! Be looking for them.

04-11-2008, 11:07 PM
Here is my first card



More Holidays


04-17-2008, 11:29 AM
Okay, that's fun. Sign me up.

04-17-2008, 07:24 PM
My ATCs are on the finish line.
I will need your address, Chimera-Muse -can you please PM it to me?

Here are my cards (plus one for me and one for the hostess...)

04-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Ok, I've been eavesdropping long enough ~ i'd like to join, please?

Vicki Z
04-18-2008, 07:30 AM
My cards were mailed a few days ago. You should have them shortly. Pls let me know when they arrive. This was FUN! I didn't know there were so many bizarre holidays!

04-18-2008, 02:36 PM
Hi everyone,
Quick note to let you know that the bad weather we have been having here has messed up my internet connection, I am at the library right now to let you know...I am told my connection will be fixed next week....upwiththesun, I DID receive your cards they are lovely!!!! I will keep you updated on the sad state of my internet. LOL. I will be back at the library on Wed the 23rd if my connection is not fixed by then!
Vicky, will let you know as soon as I receive them! :) I will post your itrader next week as I only have 15 minutes on this computer :)

04-21-2008, 09:40 PM
My cards are in the mail

04-25-2008, 11:39 AM
meow2000, your lovely cards have arrived!! :)

04-25-2008, 11:46 AM
Hi, I don't see my name on the participant list...I asked to join right when you were having internet problems and you might have missed me. Just checking before I make my cards ~ thanks!

04-25-2008, 11:53 AM
So sorry, please join in!! :)

04-25-2008, 11:58 AM
Lovely cards stella, welcome to everyone, I hope I have all your names listed now. The not having internet messed with my head...lol

04-28-2008, 10:08 AM
Where are you located - I want to make sure I mail on time!

04-28-2008, 11:23 AM
OM I am PMing you , anyone else need my address? So sorry this one is going so slowly, my first storms, my mom broke her wrist and my daughter has been in a very rough car accident...my god when it rains it pours!!!

04-29-2008, 10:53 AM
I have received lovely cards from stellacometa and nermalski :)

05-02-2008, 12:06 AM
Here are mine. There is one as a thank you to Chimera. I had to do the chicken (we just got chicks today!), and my husband is way into homebrew...


They will be in the mail tomorrow (5/2).

05-02-2008, 11:13 AM
They are great OrganicMama.
We are having tornado weather AGAIN, so if I don't get on for another day or two I AM here!! It just messes up my internet. Several tornadoes have already hit around me...

05-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Here are my cards ~ they were alot of fun to make:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2227/2459869055_82e379bc92_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2460704342_ec83616b74_m.jpg

I will get them out in tomorrow's (5/3) mail.
Hope you are OK, Chimaera M, with all that wild and destructive weather where you live!

05-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Thanks mRubyJean, it was AWFUL here yesterday and though I can say I have had enough at least I am alive, seven lives were lost......enough already...
One week from today I will be sending out the swaps, yippee! I will let you know when I get your cards :)
Thanks to everyone who joined and has made this SUCH a fun experience (x's two now)

05-04-2008, 12:12 AM
Chimaera, my cards will go out in the mail on Monday. I will check back in on Monday and confirm that.

05-05-2008, 05:19 PM
Back to confirm...cards went out in the mail today, Chimaera!

05-05-2008, 05:45 PM
mrubyjean and OrganicMama ~ received your lovely, lovely cards today! I am so glad you are enjoying this swap and YES, I am going to do all the months of the year :)
Let you know when they get her IrishRose :)

05-05-2008, 05:57 PM
I have set up the thread for the June Bizarre holidays swap as soon as it is approved we can get started :)

05-06-2008, 08:01 PM
Mine went postal yesterday! I hope they make it in time. I hope y'all like em as much as I did making them... I kept giggling while I was making them. ;)

05-09-2008, 11:23 AM
IrishRose and kynara....RECEIVED :) Lovely cards :)

05-09-2008, 12:13 PM
It happens Barb. I did it myself once this year....the due date is tomorrow so we will just skip this one for you okay? Everyone else, i have all the cards and I will be swapping them this weekend and mailing on Monday :)

05-12-2008, 10:40 AM
Returns are in the mail today :) I hope you enjoy them and I forgot to enclose my Thank you for being a wonderful part of my swap note, I hope you like the thank you gifts I did remember to enclose! :)

05-12-2008, 07:50 PM
lol i put my thanks in wrong holiday swap first . that to the host and too Irish rose, vicki Z , and also stellacometa for there great cards

05-12-2008, 11:23 PM
I received my card Bizarre May Holiday cards today --three fabulous cards from OrganicMama, Meow2000, and UpWithTheSun. Thank you everyone and thanks Chimaera for a most enjoyable swap -- oh and for the goodies too! i-Trader has been left for you Chimaera and rep points have been left for OrganicMama, Meow2000 and UpWithTheSun.

05-12-2008, 11:37 PM
Thanks to kynara, stellacometa and nermalski for fun holiday cards! And special thanks for Chimaera for being an excellent host for this creative swap!

Vicki Z
05-13-2008, 07:38 AM
I received my cards today. Thanks to Chimaera for another fun swap. Thanks also to Chimaera for the great goodies you sent.

05-13-2008, 01:20 PM
I got rad cards from: mrubyjean (Limerick Day), upwiththesun (Wear Purple for Peace Day), and IrishRose (National Escargot Day). AWESOME!!! What a good idea for a swap!

05-15-2008, 11:32 AM
I am so very glad everyone had so much fun and loves their returns!

05-16-2008, 05:59 PM
Got mine too! Love em! Got cards from Nermalski (Clean Up Your Room Day), mrubyjean (International Tuba Day), and stellacometa (Eat What You Want Day). Thanks everyone and thanks Chimaera.Muse for hosting such a fun swap! Can't wait to check out the other months!