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blueskysunburn
03-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Signup Date - April 11th
Withdraw date - May 2nd
Swap Due Date - May 2nd
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of participants - Unlimited


All cards were mailed 5/3. Thank you for participating!


"...the feeling of devine excess was infectious" - Lynne Perrella/Somerset Studio

Known for her extravagance Marie Antoinette was admired by many.
This swap is all about her and her lavish lifestyle!


Creating Cards - All mediums are welcome granted the guidelines below are followed.
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* No heavy or bulky embellishments. PM me if you are unsure.
* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies or prints.
* Please no direct cut and pastes of images. All printed images must be altered in some way.
* Please send work you are proud of and demonstrate your best workmanship! Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards.



Mailing Cards - All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves. Please include username and swap name on all envelopes.

* International participants – Please keep in mind it can take up to two weeks for me to receive international mail. I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your address when you pm for mine.

* US Participants – Please include a (clearly written) self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Do not send small return address labels in lieu of a clearly written address. Please include 62 cents minimum LOOSE postage. Unused postage will be returned.

* Please do not send bubble envelopes or for returns!!!



General Info - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. I will update the thread when I receive your cards but please allow 48 hours for trader ratings. Please send a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local).

Photo pools are created for all my swaps for the enjoyment of the participants. It is updated periodically thoughout the swap and of course, credit is given to each participant. By signing up for the swap you are agreeing to have your cards displayed in the photo pool.


Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!
As always, an extra on-theme card would be appreciated but is never required.

**Click here to view all cards created for this swap!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157604295221935/)


1. egrobeck - New York (3)
2. merricat - Alabama
3. stellacometa - Italy
4. knesi07 - New York
5. goatgoddess - Texas
6. woclovers - District of Columbia
7. electablue - Texas
8. purplecat - United Kingdom
9. irishrose - California
10. citykitten - Australia
11. cairnlae - South Carolina
12. stormarela - Canada

blue - received
gray - withdrew

Merricat
03-04-2008, 09:13 PM
*grumble, grumble* I had sworn off swaps....but this is SOOOO tempting!!


psssttt....postage is going up before your returns are due - you may want to up your SASE postage requirement. :)

blueskysunburn
03-04-2008, 09:15 PM
Oh! I didn't think about that! Thanks merricat! I will do that now.

Let me know if you can't resist the temptation!

Merricat
03-04-2008, 09:18 PM
Oh wait May 2nd, I think it's going up the 12th....but it might be a good idea just in case! :):) And I'll probably cave at some point so I'll let you know!

egrobeck
03-05-2008, 07:49 AM
well, I have materials from the chunky book swap going on - so why not? go ahead, sign me up! thanks!

blueskysunburn
03-05-2008, 09:41 AM
Welcome egrobeck!

blueskysunburn
03-08-2008, 03:15 PM
bumping to the top. I guess if the is no more interest soon I will have to cancel. :(

Merricat
03-09-2008, 12:38 AM
I'll join!!! It's too good to pass up! Admin's going to update the front page soon and I had recommended your swap for the front page - maybe more people will sign up then! :):)

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 12:54 AM
You've been added.

Cool deal! Thanks!! I don't have any pics for it in the first post. Do I need to add some in order to be able to have it there?

Merricat
03-09-2008, 12:59 AM
OY grabbed one from the gallery - I think it was Purplecat's.

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 01:02 AM
Oh good! Hopefully we will get some participants. Thanks again!

stellacometa
03-09-2008, 07:33 AM
I'd like to join this one too :)
Thanks

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 09:18 AM
welcome stellacometa!

ElectaBlue
03-09-2008, 09:52 AM
I keep thinking about joining, but I am supposed to be doing other things! I may be back.

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Okay, just let me know. :)

knesi07
03-09-2008, 04:28 PM
put me down for this one. i wanted to do the chunky book, but not enough itrader...this will be a good sub.
thanks

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 06:19 PM
Your on the list knesi07!

goatgoddess
03-09-2008, 07:10 PM
Ohhh I didn't see this earlier - wanted to sign up for the chunky book one but already had two others going at that the time so this is perfect.

please sign me up :)

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 07:12 PM
Welcome to the swap goatgoddess!

WOClovers
03-11-2008, 01:25 PM
I would like to join if you will have me, I love love love M.A.!

blueskysunburn
03-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Welcome Woclovers!

ElectaBlue
03-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Jennifer,

Can I join? I hope so as I already made my cards!

blueskysunburn
03-11-2008, 03:43 PM
Sure! Welcome!

blueskysunburn
03-18-2008, 09:09 AM
Just checking in. How is everyone coming on their cards?

Plenty of room if anyone else would like to join.

purplecat
03-18-2008, 09:31 AM
OK put me on the list, I was waiting until I had caught up a bit, but in truth, as soon as that happens along comes more! Anyways as my card is on the front page for this I guess I had better join in! lol.

knesi07
03-18-2008, 10:04 AM
blusky-
haven't started mine yet, but have my ideas in my head. going on vacation this week, so i'm busy getting caught up on "real" work and getting packed. will make mine as soon as i'm back.

blueskysunburn
03-18-2008, 11:40 AM
Welcome purplecat!

Thanks for the update knesi!

IrishRose
03-23-2008, 12:29 AM
I took a stab at at a "Marie Antoinette" card last night (well, er....not literally) and I just have to sign up for this one!

egrobeck
03-23-2008, 03:34 PM
ok, my cards are done and going postal tomorrow, here's a sneaky peeky

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2354583835_720d639139.jpg

blueskysunburn
03-23-2008, 06:34 PM
welcome irishrose!

Great cards egrobeck! I like how you did the dress in the middle one.

purplecat
03-26-2008, 04:57 PM
I finally got my cards for the swap done, I was going to hand draw/paint them but have ended up doing collage!

3060 3061

stellacometa
03-28-2008, 10:36 AM
My cards are ready to go!
Here they are:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2368156197_1d88576666_m.jpg

purplecat
03-28-2008, 02:43 PM
great cards stellacometa!

blueskysunburn
03-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Great cards guys!

blueskysunburn
03-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Received the first set of cards for the swap! I will upload them sometime this weekend to start the photo pool.

blueskysunburn
03-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Okay the link to the photo pool is now active. I will be adding new cards when I get them as time permits!

citykitten
03-29-2008, 02:09 AM
Hello - I'm a newbie but I would love to take part in this swap if possible please?
M.A is such a fabulous theme!

blueskysunburn
03-29-2008, 08:31 AM
welcome citykitten!

cairnlae
03-31-2008, 12:26 AM
Just got thru watching the Kirsten Dunst "Mairie Antoinette" and saw this swap..I am super motivated...is there still room?

blueskysunburn
03-31-2008, 12:28 AM
you bet! welcome cairnlae

ElectaBlue
03-31-2008, 10:31 AM
I have my cards done and I will try to scan them over the next few days. I think I am going to just hold onto them and give them to you in person at our next meeting. I have decided that my least favorite part of ATCs is the packaging of them for mailing.:err:

blueskysunburn
03-31-2008, 12:32 PM
I look forward to seeing them! I figured that was what you planned on doing. Seems a waste to send them through the mail if we see each other before a deadline.

ElectaBlue
03-31-2008, 01:07 PM
That's what I think, but I usually don't like to wait. It makes me nervous to have the cards done and not mail them. I don't know why.

cairnlae
04-01-2008, 09:22 PM
I finished my cards tonight.I scanned them and added them to my blog. So if you want a spoiler you can click on the link. If not, you can wait until bluesky posts them to flickr.I still have to fill out the backs and get them prepared for mailing.

http://www.cairnlae.blogspot.com

Merricat
04-03-2008, 10:28 AM
I'm a goober with no patience - so I peeked! They're awesome cairnlae!

I've drawn 3, 1 more to go, and then I need to paint them!

stormarela
04-03-2008, 10:30 AM
please sign me up

blueskysunburn
04-03-2008, 10:46 AM
I'm trying to resist looking cairnlae!

eager to see what you come up with merricat.

Welcome stormarela!

ElectaBlue
04-03-2008, 11:11 AM
Cairnlae, I am never able to resist looking as soon as possible. I love your cards! They are such a different style, but still definitely Marie Antoinette.

knesi07
04-03-2008, 12:15 PM
finished my cards today: they will go postal tomorrow.
extra for you, bluesky!

purplecat
04-03-2008, 12:50 PM
I think your cards are great knesi07!

cairnlae
04-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Ok I just met knesi07(on here) and already I'm a big fan of hers. Girl you hit the nail on the head as far as the style you were going for!!!

knesi07
04-03-2008, 01:05 PM
thanks karen! i could use more practice drawing faces that small! especially with that background...it was a little bumpy! all in all i was happy with them

knesi07
04-03-2008, 01:06 PM
thank you too, purplecat!

Merricat
04-03-2008, 04:03 PM
Those are great knesi!

blueskysunburn
04-03-2008, 04:16 PM
great cards kneisi!

Ok, I couldn't resist and I peeked! They are great - I love the feathers.

knesi07
04-03-2008, 05:03 PM
thanks merricat and bluesky
I must confess...i peeked too...aren't they cool?

IrishRose
04-03-2008, 08:48 PM
My Maries are ready to roll, Jennifer. I will put them in the mail to you tomorrow!

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/th_DSCN1402-1.jpg (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/DSCN1402-1.jpg)http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/th_DSCN1376-1.jpg (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/DSCN1376-1.jpg)http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/th_DSCN1373-1.jpg (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/DSCN1373-1.jpg)http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/th_DSCN1368-1.jpg (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r70/charcan/images/DSCN1368-1.jpg)

blueskysunburn
04-03-2008, 09:02 PM
I will watch for them. Thanks for letting me know.

cairnlae
04-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Oh my llok at the hair on that second one-whoowow!!!! I like the fan too..wish I had incorporated that element as well...that really finishes off the opulence of that time!!!!

knesi07
04-03-2008, 10:54 PM
i agree about the fan...nice touch. love your cards irishrose

citykitten
04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Hi - just wanted to let you know my cards are going out today.

blueskysunburn
04-07-2008, 08:35 PM
Thanks for letting me know!

knesi07
04-07-2008, 10:05 PM
my cards went out this morning...

blueskysunburn
04-07-2008, 11:36 PM
thanks for letting me know, knesi!

blueskysunburn
04-08-2008, 07:43 AM
Received some lovelies yesterday from irish rose and stella cometa. I may be a little hit and miss today and tomorrow. I caught an icky stomach bug yesterday and at the same time I'm having to deal with painters that have done a horrible job on my house (no they aren't one and the same ;)).

blueskysunburn
04-08-2008, 11:54 PM
Feeling much better but need to play catch up. I will update the first post and give out trader ratings tomorrow after work. Thank you to those that gave me well wishings!

blueskysunburn
04-09-2008, 09:37 PM
Received some wonderful cards in the mail today from purplecat!

blueskysunburn
04-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Couple of days left before signups close. Anyone else want to join?

cairnlae
04-10-2008, 08:26 PM
My Maries flew out the window today and landed in the mailtruck!

blueskysunburn
04-10-2008, 09:29 PM
Sounds good, I will watch out for them!

stormarela
04-11-2008, 03:53 PM
My cards are going out today, all 7 of them.

blueskysunburn
04-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Received cards today from knesi! I plan to update the photo pool tomorrow. I usually do it Saturday mornings but had to work today. I'll let everyone know when it's done.

blueskysunburn
04-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Received cards today from cairnlae and yesterday from goatgoddess and electablue.

blueskysunburn
04-14-2008, 11:11 PM
The photo pool is updated!

blueskysunburn
04-19-2008, 08:58 AM
Received cards from citykitten yesterday. We are getting in a great bunch of cards! I went ahead and updated the photo pool too.

blueskysunburn
04-23-2008, 08:00 AM
Received cards from stormarela!

blueskysunburn
04-25-2008, 08:07 AM
We're at the one week mark! Reminders emails are going out today to those I have not received cards from.

Merricat
04-25-2008, 03:17 PM
I mailed mine this afternoon! :):)

blueskysunburn
04-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know.

blueskysunburn
04-28-2008, 08:46 PM
Received cards today from merricat. It's almost time to swap out! :jiggy:

Electa and goatgoddess - I will give you your returns on Sunday.

ElectaBlue
04-29-2008, 11:46 AM
Yeah! I can't wait!

goatgoddess
04-29-2008, 11:52 AM
oh cool - can't wait to see them :)

blueskysunburn
05-02-2008, 10:46 PM
The photo pool is all done and I will be swapping cards out tomorrow morning. If I get it done in time I will see if I can catch the Saturday mail run. If not, I will mail them next week. I will post a confirmation once they have been dropped off.

blueskysunburn
05-03-2008, 02:53 PM
All of the cards were dropped off at the post office late this morning. Thank you everyone for playing!

IrishRose
05-05-2008, 01:33 AM
All those Maries are so danged adorable!! Can't wait....:v_spin:

ElectaBlue
05-06-2008, 10:11 AM
I was able to get my cards in person on Sunday from Bluesky! Thank you to Cairnlae, Egrobeck, Irish Rose, Stellacometa, Stormarela, and Purplecat for all my wonderful Maries, and Bluesky, of course, for hosting!

goatgoddess
05-06-2008, 10:29 AM
I got mine on Sunday too but with my headache (my thinking isn't so clear when I have a headache) I didn't find them till this morning! they are wonderful - thanks so much for hosting blueskysunburn! off to leave rep points for Electrablue, Stormarela and Irish Rose :)

Merricat
05-06-2008, 07:18 PM
Yay! I received my wonderful Maries today!!! I got wonderful cards from knesi07, citykitten, and cairnlae!! And a super thanks to Jennifer for a wonderful swap!!!

cairnlae
05-06-2008, 11:53 PM
I got MY maries today too!!Thanks so much for hosting, I'm of to leave reps and fb...night all!

IrishRose
05-07-2008, 04:30 AM
I received my Maries in the mail on Tuesday! I am the proud owner of three fabulous cards from Merricat (Marie #1), Knesi (Lavish), and Cairnlae. Thanks to all for these lovelies and to Jennifer for yet, another fabulous swap experience!

stormarela
05-08-2008, 11:29 AM
My wonderful returns came. I love each card, they are all excellent Marie Antoinettes. Thanks to BSSB for hostessing, and thanks to Stellacometa, Electablue, Goatgoddess, Citykitten, Egrobeck, and Purplecat!

purplecat
05-09-2008, 09:05 AM
Wow such lovely returns- well it was a great swap!
Big thanks to Electrablue, stellacomtea and Stormarela, and of course thanks to our host!

egrobeck
05-11-2008, 04:27 PM
got my cards - thanks everyone!

knesi07
05-11-2008, 07:51 PM
got my cards yesterday! big thanks yous to merricat, citykitten, and irish rose. off to leave itrader and reps.

citykitten
05-12-2008, 04:58 AM
Hello - I got my cards today. They are beautiful! Thanks to Electrablue, Ergobeck, Stormarela and of course to Bluesky for hosting!

blueskysunburn
05-12-2008, 09:15 AM
Glad they are all arriving! I think there is one set still in transit. Thank you all for participating!