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stormarela
03-03-2008, 03:18 AM
Swap Due Date – 5/2/08
Signup/withdraw date - 4/15/08
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12

This swap is all about Good Luck Charms.
Some ideas are Lucky Penny, Rabbits Foot, Wish bone, Shooting Star, Four Leaf Clover, Horse Shoe, Lucky numbers and on and on. This website has some ideas to get you going: http://www.luckymojo.com/luckyw.html
You may use any medium or style you like. (Hand drawn, painted, college, fabric, stamped, multi-media, wire, etc etc)

Due Date:
Cards are due in my hands by May 2nd. Please note, I am in Canada and the mail takes an extra week at least to get here, so mail early! This will be an on time swap. I will mail your return cards on May 5th. 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!)


Postage:
Canadian participants, please enclose a SASE envelope.

USA participants, please enclose a LOOSE stamp for the same amount that it takes to send your cards to me. I can’t use it on your returns, but I can use it on future swaps I participate in with US hosts. I’ll put the appropriate amount of Canadian postage on your SAE.

All other International participants, send a self addressed envelope or large address label. I will cover your return postage. An extra ATC for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated, but not required.

Rules:
1. Send your BEST cards – cards that demonstrate your best workmanship, and that you are proud to share with others. Each card must be your own work, with unique hand applied additions. (no digital only or multiple copies)

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. 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).

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

5. 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.


GOOD LUCK!

for you and me both - its my first time hostessing!

Lucky Players:
1. Vicki Z rec
2. sniisk rec
3. dmnh * on the way
4. crazy4homer
5. Rhea rec
6. Maxie23 rec
7. withdrawn
8. WOClovers
9. withdrawn
10. lovepugs1 rec
11. cheeky rec
12. casssita * on the way
and me.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4355&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4354&w=l
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4353&w=l

Vicki Z
03-03-2008, 08:50 AM
May I please be the first sign up on your first Swap.
Happy Hosting!

stormarela
03-03-2008, 09:17 AM
welcome aboard, Vicki, you are the first!

sniisk
03-03-2008, 10:54 AM
May I join? Sounds so great theme.

stormarela
03-03-2008, 11:39 AM
welcome to the swap, sniisk!

dmnh
03-03-2008, 01:24 PM
I would like to join this swap please.
Thanks!

stormarela
03-03-2008, 04:14 PM
you are in, dmnh !

crazy4homer
03-03-2008, 05:06 PM
me too, please. my first swap in our new home :D

stormarela
03-03-2008, 05:19 PM
you are in, crazy4homer, welcome to the swap!

stormarela
03-04-2008, 09:08 PM
I am having some fun reading about all the various good luck symbols. I didn't realize there were so many!

This website lists some good luck symbols with descriptions. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/good-luck-symbol.html

This website lists Chinese Lucky Symbols http://chineseculture.about.com/library/picks/aatp_luckysymbols.htm

This website also lists various, and some surprising symbols of good luck
http://newsblaze.com/story/20061217145737nnnn.nb/topstory.html

Rhea
03-06-2008, 12:54 PM
can i join in please

stormarela
03-06-2008, 01:55 PM
can i join in please

welcome the swap Rhea, have fun and good luck!

crazy4homer
03-07-2008, 02:01 AM
I am having some fun reading about all the various good luck symbols. I didn't realize there were so many!

This website lists some good luck symbols with descriptions. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/good-luck-symbol.html

This website lists Chinese Lucky Symbols http://chineseculture.about.com/library/picks/aatp_luckysymbols.htm

This website also lists various, and some surprising symbols of good luck
http://newsblaze.com/story/20061217145737nnnn.nb/topstory.html


Cool, thanks for the links.. I'm gonna have to check them out and see if I can find something "different". :D

maxie23
03-07-2008, 05:03 AM
Would love to play.

stormarela
03-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Maxie23, you are our next LUCKY WINNER, have fun with this!

XxpinupmommyxX
03-08-2008, 03:24 AM
I would like to join

stormarela
03-08-2008, 03:37 AM
You are in for good luck, Pin up Mommy!! Welcome to the swap.

WOClovers
03-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Lol my nickname forces me to join this swap please!

stormarela
03-08-2008, 01:25 PM
yes it does! Welcome, and good luck, WOClovers! Your avatar is perfect too!

eepy
03-08-2008, 03:42 PM
I can't resist, can I play too?

stormarela
03-08-2008, 03:49 PM
You are in, eepy, good luck and have fun!!

stormarela
03-08-2008, 04:07 PM
I've made a few more Good Luck Cards (I hope they rub off on me!)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4516&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=4515&w=l

stormarela
03-09-2008, 04:57 PM
anyone else wth good luck to share, or in need of some good luck?

lovepugs1
03-09-2008, 05:03 PM
I'd like to join please :D

stormarela
03-09-2008, 05:42 PM
you are in, lovepugs1!

stormarela
03-12-2008, 02:29 PM
There are 2 spots left in this Good Luck swap, an takers?

Cheeky
03-13-2008, 02:14 PM
ok stormy HAHA now where

stormarela
03-13-2008, 03:36 PM
welcome to the swap cheeky!

stormarela
03-17-2008, 09:18 PM
Rhea's fabulous cards arrived today! Thanks so much for the extra one!!

I am feeling lucky already, Good luck charm cards arriving with shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day. What could be better? :cute:

There is still one open spot, .....

Casssita
03-21-2008, 02:09 AM
Stormarela, is there a minimum itrader rating to join the swap? I am relatively new to the site, just starting out, and I understand if you would rather have people with more experience for sake of reliability, but if not, I'd like to give it a go :)

stormarela
03-21-2008, 02:12 AM
I would love to have you in this swap Casssita! Welcome aboard, and good luck!!!

Now we have a full dozen swappers. :)

lovepugs1
03-31-2008, 11:23 AM
I have my cards ready to mail to you, need your address. I'll upload them later today when I have more time :jiggy: Thanks, Judy

stormarela
03-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Oh yes, upload them - upload them!!

dmnh
04-02-2008, 08:54 AM
This is the first of my good luck charm cards completed. Haven't even started the others yet.... better get busy on that soon!

stormarela
04-02-2008, 09:11 AM
I really like your 4 leaf clover, dmnh. I can't wait to see it in person!

stormarela
04-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Vicki Z's lucky cards arrived. I think the lucky spirder web is my favourite. I had forgotten about spiders being good luck charms, but when I was little, my grandmother used to tell me stories about them.

Vicki Z
04-03-2008, 08:51 AM
The spider web is my favorite as well! LOL

In Victorian times spider webs used to frequently show up on valentines. The theory was that one became entangled in the web of love, so spider webs were equated with fidelity and long, happy marriages.

My grandmother had a marquesite spider web broach, with an onyx spider, that she always wore, and her marriage lasted over 50 years, so perhaps there is truth in old legends.

lovepugs1
04-03-2008, 02:22 PM
I mailed my cards to you 4-2 :chatterbox: They are alot more sparkly than the picture shows.

stormarela
04-03-2008, 03:53 PM
What a lucky set of cards, lovepugs! I can't wait to see them in person!

stormarela
04-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Yay! Lovepugs1, your cards have arrived. They are lovely and very sparkly!!

stormarela
04-10-2008, 02:39 AM
Sniisk, your cards have arrived, and I feel very lucky!

sniisk
04-10-2008, 04:29 AM
Great that you receoved it. Some of my envelopes have traveled over a month but this one was quick.

stormarela
04-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Just checking on everyone, how are your cards coming? I love looking at the cards that have already arrived.

stormarela
04-21-2008, 06:30 PM
I have cards today from Maxie23 and Cheeky! Such lucky cards!

Cheeky
04-22-2008, 02:22 AM
First swap,..... Done and Deliveried;)

stormarela
04-22-2008, 02:24 AM
fast delivery, eh cheeky?

sniisk
04-25-2008, 06:46 AM
I forgot to post my cards to this thread but here they are now.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10956&w=o

lovepugs1
04-28-2008, 11:35 AM
Hi stormarela, glad my cards got to you. Been so busy with life and haven't gotten to check in for a while. Really have missed it !! Dying to have time to make some cards !!!!!!!!! sniisk, love your cards, the green is my favorite !!

stormarela
05-01-2008, 10:28 AM
Its almost time to swap these lucky charms, and I am still missing several people's cards. If you have sent them, and I haven't marked them as received, please let me know!

Casssita
05-03-2008, 03:40 AM
I hope you've received mine stormarela. They had to go out rush-mail, but they should be there. Here they are for those who would like to see. And a special thank you for my boyfriend who helped scan them and get them in the mail with my tight schedule :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/casssita/ATCs/bellsATC.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/casssita/ATCs/candlesATC.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/casssita/ATCs/cricketsATC.jpg

Apologies for large images. I'm not sure how to shrink them to a manageable size.

stormarela
05-03-2008, 04:04 AM
those cards are beautiful, Cassita. They have not arrived yet, but I will wait a few days next week. There are a few more I am expecting too!
I'll let everyone know when cards have arrived, and when I swap them out. :)

stormarela
05-08-2008, 05:50 PM
dmnh's beautiful lucky charm cards arrived today. Thanksf or the extras!
I am waiting on one more set to arrive, and then I'll swap these out.

stormarela
05-12-2008, 05:53 PM
I am still waiting for Cassita's cards.... but have to mail this swap out within 2 weeks of the closing date, which was May 2. The last possible deadline is this Friday. Does anyone mind if I continue to wait till Friday May 16th to mail out the returns? Of course, if Cassita's cards arrive before then, I'll swap out right away.

lovepugs1
05-13-2008, 08:18 AM
I don't mind:)

sniisk
05-13-2008, 10:52 AM
It takes over a week to get the cards here and I have wait so long that one extra week is not a problem. It would be better to wait to get all the cards if they are already sent. I can wait.

Casssita
05-13-2008, 05:42 PM
I must have chosen the wrong mailing option. Bleh. I was under the impression they were to arrive in days, not weeks. Granted, I was tired. Perhaps I misheard. I apologize for the wait everyone!

stormarela
05-13-2008, 08:20 PM
the wait is OVER,,, Cassita's beautiful lucky cards have arrived! I will be swapping them all out tonight, and mailing them tomorrow morning. :)

stormarela
05-14-2008, 02:57 AM
the cards are in the mail!

sniisk
05-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Ooooh, now I can't wait anymore because I know they are already coming :cool:.

sniisk
05-19-2008, 07:51 AM
I already got my cards! How is it possible that they came so fast! Thanks for the host and all the players, these were my first cards from a swap.

stormarela
05-19-2008, 12:37 PM
wow, fastest delivery to Finland, I don't think my friend in Calgary even got hers yet!

sniisk
05-19-2008, 01:03 PM
I think it helps that I live very near by the "incoming mail center". It takes under a day to get the mail to me when it has arrived to Finland.

Casssita
05-21-2008, 10:55 PM
I got mine today, and I am so excited! Thank you everyone!

lovepugs1
05-22-2008, 12:02 AM
rec'd my cards !!!:yes: I love them all !! Thank you casssita, rhea, and stormarela. You were a wonderful hostess stormarela !!

stormarela
05-22-2008, 12:54 AM
I'm glad the cards are arriving. I loved having them, but it's only fair to send them out!