View Full Version : Earth Day Swap - Due March 30th

01-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Due March 30, 2011
Number of cards - 3 for 3
Number of US participants - unlimited
Number of International participants - I will pay for the first 5 (others may sign up if have return stamp or $1.00 US money)
Withdraw Date - Just let me know

Celebrate Mother Earth. Lets celebrate our wonderful world with Earth Day ATC's. They may be any media you wish, even think recycle!! Anything that inspires you to celebrate our wonderful planet that we live on. Think of water, oceans, wildlife, trees, birds, flowers, open meadows - you get the idea.

PLEASE - No heavy embelishments- they cause postal nightmares. Small brads, flat items ok just not anything super heavy or that stands up tall on your card.

-all finished work must be ATC size
-include your name,user name, date, swap name and location on the back of each card
-include a self addressed envelope with .61 cent postage If your cards are heavy - please include an extra .17 stamp for each card
-put your user name on the back of all envelopes
-internationals - please send an address label
-place all cards in a protective plastic sleeve

Please have your cards to me before the due date, do not mail on that date. I would like to have them all back to everyone before Earth Day. PM me if you need the address.

Who wants to come celebrate Earth Day with me???

Cards received

1. CynthiaSillitoe
2. cameo
3. arlie707 - international 1
4. Judy Lee
5. Wild Goose - international 2
6. Evalila - international 3
7. papersaga
8. loubie - 4th international - cards MIA
9. tekamarie
10. Pauline - 5th international
11. CraftyCat
12. Alizarin
13. katrnabean86
14. butterflygirl24
15. bridgetgethins - pm'd - cards taking the scenic route
16. knottyneedle
17. JenCreates
18. SunTrade
19. sammylouise40
20. lafaver55
21. msscrappyr
22. paulac440
23. thumbzink
24. threshold90
25. starfish
26. crystallized
27. kstyles
28. esew123
29. ICraft
30. TheArtistChick mailing 3/26, mailed later and never recieved
31. Maineatc
32. Vicious Poetry
33. CandyLynn
34. idphotography

Here are a couple of cards I made last year for the Earth Day art a thon

01-19-2011, 10:49 AM
lurk ... :mask: ... lurk

01-19-2011, 12:23 PM
I'm in!

01-19-2011, 02:25 PM
Please let me play!!!! This something I have been waiting for

01-19-2011, 07:00 PM
Welcome ladies. I added you to the list and lurkers are always welcome. Hope you decide to join us Jaw!

01-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Would love to join your swap! Like the idea of recycling!

01-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Please sign me up!!

01-20-2011, 01:28 AM
Recycling appeals as well !
Please sign me up, too!

01-20-2011, 04:55 AM
Id love to join, too :)

01-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Welcome everyone! Glad to have you.

01-21-2011, 06:14 AM
Just finished the first card for this swap:


01-21-2011, 09:22 AM
Oh, I love it Evalila! It is beautiful. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Welcome papersaga, glad to have you.

01-21-2011, 10:04 AM
please can i join in?

loubie UK

01-21-2011, 11:22 AM
You'll be the 4th international loubie. One more international spot left!!

01-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Heres my second, "Think Green"


01-21-2011, 03:52 PM
I would love to join this swap please!

01-21-2011, 06:06 PM
welcome tekamaire

Another great one Evalila - love your creative ideas!!

01-21-2011, 06:28 PM
This sounds wonderful, so I would like to be part of this swap

01-21-2011, 07:27 PM
You're the lucky 5th international Pauline! Welcome to the swap.

01-22-2011, 07:44 AM
Here are the last two of my cards, "Five Minutes to Twelve" and "Nature Protection Area"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_EarthDay003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_EarthDay004.jpg

01-22-2011, 04:12 PM
My favorite holiday! Count me in.

01-22-2011, 07:22 PM
Great idea. Please sign me up!

01-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Evalila, YOU ROCK!! Thank you so much for posting your cards so quickly and getting us all motivated.

CraftyCat and Alizarin, welcome. Glad you could join us.

01-23-2011, 02:52 PM
Sign me up please :) One of my best friends has a birthday on earth day (:D) so it's always been special to me.

01-23-2011, 04:59 PM
Can I play? I have cards made so PM me your address when you get a chance.

01-23-2011, 05:07 PM
My birthday is on earth day so I would love to join this swap!

01-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Welcome one and all!! Will pm you butterflygirl as well. Very quick - can't wait to see what you came up with

01-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Please count me in.

01-23-2011, 07:04 PM
you got it knottyneedle! Glad to have you join our group.

Leg7930 and knotty needle, Let me know if you have any questions since I see you are both new to our website.

01-23-2011, 07:20 PM
May I join please?

01-24-2011, 07:52 AM
welcom Jen

01-25-2011, 05:28 PM
I was just checking out the open swaps and noticed that this swap had a rating or vote I guess it is. I have no idea how that works but if one of you out there rated our swap and gave us our 4 star rating, I thank you very much. I'll have to check out how to do that for myself in the future if I want to give a hostess or swap a rating to let them and everyone else know how wonderful they are!!

01-25-2011, 07:16 PM
I need your addy so that I can get my cards out!! Love this challenge!


01-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Here are 2 of mine. One I borrowed on the idea for the Ransom Swap..

01-25-2011, 10:03 PM
Boy you ladies are quick. Love you ideas Jen and can't wait to see them in person. Will PM you cameo.

01-26-2011, 03:37 PM
Your cards came today butterflygirl. That was quick. I love the whimsy look of your cards with the trees, lettering and polka dots. Thanks bunches for the extra

01-26-2011, 05:54 PM
Please can I join>

Is this open media? Hand drawn, maybe?

01-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Yes Suntrade this is an open media swap. I will go back and make that clear for players. Welcome to our group

01-27-2011, 06:44 PM
Mailing this weekend:





01-27-2011, 07:25 PM
thanks for posting Cynthia and welcome to our swap.

01-30-2011, 12:00 AM
I would love to join this swap.

01-30-2011, 12:41 PM
I have added you to the list sammylouise. Welcome to our swap

01-30-2011, 08:38 PM
Wow that was quick papersaga. I will be on the lookout for them, but they may take an extra day or two to get here - more wintery weather expected Tue and Wed.

01-31-2011, 12:23 PM
My cards are on their way across the pond:)

01-31-2011, 05:57 PM
thanks for letting me know Evalila. I will be on the lookout

01-31-2011, 09:50 PM
Count me in please.

02-01-2011, 08:57 AM
you are present and accounted for lafaver55. Glad to have you.

02-01-2011, 11:23 PM
I finish my cards, but I am not sure I am happy with them, so I am thinking that maybe I should withdraw.

I never did a collage before, so I do not know how to judge them. And I also have the problem that they are curved and do not want to stay flat ... :wacko::mad::mad:

They do not show in the photo, but they are actually sparkle. I used a special product I have that when the card is tilted, you can see all the starts in the ?universe". :jiggy:

Let me know what you all think. They are also in my gallery for a closer look.


02-02-2011, 08:43 AM
I think they are stunning!!! I often put my cards face down on a book and then stack a bunch of my quilting books on top for a day to help flatten them. If they are tacky, wait a day or two first. Also I put wax paper against the collaged side to they will not stick to anything if didn't notice the tackiness.

02-02-2011, 09:59 AM
Jen Creates - your wonderful cards arrived yesterday. Love the ransom note style one

02-02-2011, 12:09 PM
I think they are stunning!!! I often put my cards face down on a book and then stack a bunch of my quilting books on top for a day to help flatten them. If they are tacky, wait a day or two first. Also I put wax paper against the collaged side to they will not stick to anything if didn't notice the tackiness.

Thank you you are so kind! And that is a great tip. I was afraid to put them against the books, but with wax paper it might just work!

02-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Glad to be of some help SunTrade.

PaperSaga - your amazing cards came today. Love the textures and color blendings. Also, thank you for your very generous donation of extra postage - it will come in handy with mailing returns.

02-02-2011, 11:19 PM
Oh great -- another one of your super swaps. I would like a spot please. Thanks.


02-03-2011, 07:52 AM
glad you think my swaps are super msscrappyr- have signed you up. Thanks for joining

02-03-2011, 08:36 PM
CythiaSillitoe, your lovely cards arrived. Love the paper - reminds me of batik fabrics. Thanks a bunch for the hostess card

02-04-2011, 10:43 AM
May I please join?? Thank you!

02-04-2011, 09:25 PM
you most certainly may join paulac440. Glad to have you on board!!

02-06-2011, 09:48 AM
sure thing thumbzink

02-07-2011, 12:20 AM
I would like to join please :)

02-07-2011, 07:11 AM
glad to have you on board threshold

02-08-2011, 12:09 AM
I'll celebrate :)

02-08-2011, 08:25 AM
welcome to the celebration starfish.

02-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Cards have arrived from Evalila and SunTrade. Thank you ladies for the extra card and for the great work you did for the swap. The cards are awesome!!

02-11-2011, 05:06 PM
Welcome Crystallized. I pm'd you the addy

02-12-2011, 07:48 PM
cards in from cameo. They look terrific, lots of recycle and go green ideas!! Thanks for the extra

02-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw from this swap. I recently moved and cards were misplaced :(

02-13-2011, 02:44 AM
O awesome, please sign me up for this swap.

02-13-2011, 09:50 AM
If they show up Leg7930, just let me know and I'll sign you back up.

Welcome bridgetgethins. Glad you could join us.

02-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Can I play?

02-14-2011, 07:14 PM
of course you can play ksyles. Glad you stopped by

02-15-2011, 03:02 AM
Great swap theme...lurking for now...will see what I can come up with.:idea:

02-15-2011, 07:18 AM
glad to have lurkers RoOskie. Hope you find time to join us

02-17-2011, 11:08 AM
I am finally posting my Earth Day Cards :)

02-17-2011, 02:10 PM
Nice ones Teka Marie!

02-17-2011, 08:30 PM
they are lovely tekamarie. Can't wait to see them in person.

02-17-2011, 10:06 PM
I would like to join please...:idea:

02-18-2011, 07:16 AM
welcome to our swap esew123. Glad to have you

02-18-2011, 02:57 PM
Started working on my cards last night so I'm ready to join - great topic alana - thanks so much for hosting!

02-18-2011, 05:52 PM
Glad you could join us ICraft, and you already started your cards! Yipee

02-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Okay - here's my cards - hope you like them! I tried to a wide variety of styles - hopefully there's a little something for everyone and of course a pick for the hostess!

02-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Icraft-nice cards :)

02-19-2011, 09:18 PM
fab card Dena! Love the soft, gentle look of them all

02-19-2011, 10:29 PM
This is a wonderful theme. Can I join please?

02-20-2011, 10:38 AM
We would love to have you join ArtistChick!

02-21-2011, 09:29 AM
Maineatc is going to join us.

02-21-2011, 07:58 PM
For the Earth Day swap:

plus one more, but the scan didn't come out.

02-21-2011, 08:14 PM

02-21-2011, 11:16 PM
WOW Alizarin I LOVE your cards!

02-22-2011, 01:36 AM
That lotus flower with the world may be one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen!! Beautiful work Alizarin.

02-22-2011, 09:14 AM
Amazing work Alizarin. Thanks for posting so we can all have eye candy to enjoy

02-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Tekamarie, your awesome cards arrived yesterday. Just love the packaging. Won't say anymore than that and give away your idea. Three lucky people will get them. Thanks so much for the extra goodies

02-24-2011, 06:58 PM
Maineatc, your glorious cards came today. Thanks for the extra card. Please make sure you post something to the thread so people will be able to find you when it is time to give rep points.

02-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Alana - where's your maple syrup pic for this swap girl - I mean your being all organic how Earth Day is that?

02-25-2011, 09:39 AM
ok Dena, I'll post it right now. It warmed up nicely here and I just collected about 15 gallons of sap in the rain. Will be boiling again tomorrow. for those of you not in Dena's tree swap, I posted pictures of yesterday's syrup production from the taps hubby and I tried out this year for the first time.

02-26-2011, 12:44 AM
Wow Alana that is awesome - you'll be eating sticky pancakes and waffles 3 meals a day. :jiggy:

02-26-2011, 05:21 AM
I got mine done! :jiggy:
Let me know what you think ;)
Thanks for having me,

02-26-2011, 11:04 AM
super cards threshold! I love the newspaper background one!! Sent you my addy

Dena - we did have homemade waffles one night last night. We will be giving away alot at Christmas. I collected about 35 gallons of sap yesterday and it is boiling now. Should end up with little under a gallon of syrup today hopefully

02-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Dena, your lovely cards came today. Just love them! thanks for all the extras

02-26-2011, 04:21 PM
Alanabannana- thank you yeah that my fav too. Awww i want some maple syrup, that shld b the only syrup in my book ( haha maybe a trade, 3 ATCs for 8 fl oz maple syrup lol, im on to somethin ;) haha :evil:)

02-26-2011, 06:30 PM
What?!!?!? Waffles with syrup and no invite? I'm crushed. :swoon:

02-26-2011, 07:10 PM
with blueberries from our yard this past summer!! they were yummy:jiggy:

Vicious Poetry
02-26-2011, 09:59 PM
I'm very interested in this swap, but if I join it will be my first one.
I've read the rules but I'm wondering is there's anything else a n00b should know before joining this swap?

02-27-2011, 09:23 AM
you may just jump in and join us Vicious Poetry. There are no requirements to join a swap like this. Just have fun!!

Vicious Poetry
02-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Sounds awesome!
I'll see what I can do! ^-^

02-27-2011, 11:51 PM
I am pleased to see my cards have been received.

02-28-2011, 04:03 AM
OOo OOo add me, please :jiggy:

02-28-2011, 07:05 AM
OOo OOo, you too CandeeLynn. Glad you are so excited to join in the fun

02-28-2011, 10:44 AM
Okay mine r out in todays mail fyi :P

02-28-2011, 09:55 PM
thanks for letting me know Threshold. Will look for them

03-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Here's my 4 Wild-life themed cards, alanabannana....
They're re-cycled from old calenders and magazines; with quotes printed
on tree-free Hemp paper
Will mail off to you by Friday

Zola's Cougar:
"The fate of animals is indissolubly connected with the fate of man."
Buber's Deer:
"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
Darwin's Owl:
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." and
Blake's Wolf:
"To the eyes of a man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself."

03-02-2011, 07:48 PM
Luv em WildGoose. will be on the look out for them.

03-02-2011, 09:34 PM
Wow what a nice display of your awesome cards WildGoose.

03-03-2011, 12:07 AM
Thanks for commenting, alanabannana and I-Craft!
Just looked at my AFA address list , alanabannana, and realized I don't yet have your address....please Pm it!

03-03-2011, 08:31 AM
All done with my EarthDay cards! In my gallery if anyone wants a peek!

03-03-2011, 10:37 AM
peeked in your gallery kstyles. Love the cards. So bright and fun

03-03-2011, 07:25 PM
Threshold, your cards came today. thanks for the extras.

03-04-2011, 04:21 AM
kstyles~ I like ur cards
alanabannana~Glad to hear they made it :D n yo welcome

03-04-2011, 06:18 AM
Threshold90 I love your Plant A Tree card - so awesome!

03-04-2011, 04:51 PM
Thank ya buddy :)

03-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Wildgoose love your owl and the saying! :)

Vicious Poetry
03-05-2011, 01:15 PM
I mailed out my cards today! I'm excited for my first swap!
If you're curious, I've posted a picture of them in my gallery. I'm still a n00b so I can't post a link here, other wise I would have done so.

03-05-2011, 06:57 PM
very cool cards vicious poetry. love the owl one, forgot all about that phrase! Look forward to seeing them in real life.

03-05-2011, 10:47 PM
Finally got around to making a detour over to kstyles gallery - beautiful cards not only for this swap but all around your gallery.:jiggy:

Then I stopped over to Vicious Poetry - just had to see what phrase Alana was talking about - you picked some great oldies but goodies - hope you are enjoying your first swap.

Vicious Poetry
03-06-2011, 12:30 AM
Thanks, alanabannana! I made 4 so keep which ever one you like as a host gift when they arrive. ^_^

And thank you, ICraft, for checking them out! I am enjoying my first swap!

03-06-2011, 11:40 AM
cards came in from Thumbzink. Great style and love the letters. Thanks for including an extra.

03-09-2011, 07:24 PM
I was busy yesterday and several cards came, along with several more today. So I now have amazing art from Wild Goose, esew123, Vicious Poetry, and Crystallized. Thank you everyone for submitting great trades, host cards and all the other wonderful extras you sent me.

Vicious Poetry
03-09-2011, 07:42 PM
I'm so glad my cards made it to you!
Thanks for letting me know!

03-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Dropping cards in the mail today.

03-10-2011, 07:12 PM
thanks for letting me know kstyles. Will look for them

03-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Finished my cards! I hope they get there to you in time. I'll send them out on Monday. Here's the preview. And, if you haven't moved, Alana, I have your addy.


03-13-2011, 08:46 AM
same addy and I LOVE the one with the pine tree stamps. How very cool and creative!!

03-13-2011, 07:12 PM
cards in from Pauline. Love the gold accents. Thanks for the host card!

03-15-2011, 01:33 AM
Katrinabean86_nice cards lol

03-15-2011, 02:07 AM
Thanks, girls :) I had a lot of fun making them. Wish I had time to make a host gift but I didn't want them to be late :(

03-15-2011, 05:52 PM
Awesome cards katrinabean86 - you did an awesome job on that tree with the stamps - I love it!!!!

03-16-2011, 04:20 PM
Just to let everyone know that I will be away for a long weekend this weekend - going to an AQS quilt show! - and will not have a computer - if needing address will let you know when I get back

03-17-2011, 03:32 AM
Oh, an AQS Quilt Show! This must be great, read a lot about these. Im so jealous!! Hope you have lots of fun there!

03-17-2011, 03:56 AM
Have fun 8)

03-20-2011, 03:33 PM
Back from the show. Enjoyed it very much and had fun driving around finding quilt shops. Made a purchase at each one I stopped in! While I was gone cards came from katrinabean, kstyles and Judy Lee. They all look wonderful and thank you for all the extras!

03-24-2011, 09:11 AM
The deadline for this swap is rapidly approaching. If you are still participating and getting ready to mail your cards, please let me know so I can keep track of who I should wait for. If you are not going to get your cards done, please just let me know so I can take you off the list and we are not waiting for no reason. I hate to give neutral ratings for not communicating - just let me know either way. I hope to swap out within a few days after the due date. I will wait a few more days if I know your cards are mailed.

03-25-2011, 02:08 PM
will you pm your address to me so i can get my cards out tomorrow asap? thanks!

03-26-2011, 04:51 PM
starfish - your cards arrived today. They are terrific. Just love the cute playful feel to them. thanks a bunch for the host card.

03-29-2011, 01:36 PM
I will need to withdraw. Have been ill so not able to make any cards lately. Sorry.

03-29-2011, 04:36 PM
not a problem sammylouise. thanks for letting me know

msscrappy- your cards came in today. Love the globes!

03-31-2011, 08:33 PM
ok the due date is here. I am waiting for a set of cards that has been mailed. We also have a set that have been sent to the wrong host by accident and they may be making their way to me. I will know in a day or two. If they are coming, I will swap out as soon as they arrive. Cards are spread out on my dining room table waiting to be swapped as soon as the last two envies arrive. I'll let everyone know as soon as I get them out.

04-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks, alanabannana!

04-04-2011, 02:18 AM
Cant wait :) it was a fun swap

04-04-2011, 07:31 AM
Due to dental emergency delays and mailing to wrong address, it will be a few more days before the last two sets come in. Waiting!!! But the cards look fantastic all spread out on my dining room table!

04-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Bridget, your cards arrived today after their tour of the midwest. Thanks for the extra. Still holding for one more set that was to have been mailed on Monday. I will swap and mail out on Monday even if I do not have those cards. I can't wait any longer - must swap and prepare envies this weekend. No time next week and I have to get them to you guys within my required time as well.

04-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Most cards went out in today's mail. I was still waiting for one more envie, sadly it did not come, so I have 5 more envelopes here that are swapped and sealed, ready to mail so they will be in Monday's mail. Remember to leave You Rock comments for the cards you receive and iTrader for me. I left all my iTraders as cards came in, if I missed you, please let me know.

04-11-2011, 07:13 PM
All cards are mailed!!!

04-12-2011, 04:00 AM
got my returns, TY to alanabannana for hostin, n TY to icraft, suntrade, and evalila for their grt cards~~very fun swap

04-12-2011, 03:32 PM
Yay! When I saw Thresh get his cards I knew mine would be on their merry way too :) I can't tell you how much I love them! Thank you so much wildgoose, Judy Lee, and Vicious Poetry! And thanks alana for hosting such an awesome swap! :)

04-13-2011, 08:43 AM
Received my wonderful Earth Day cards!! I LOVE them! Thanks to are wonderful hostess alanabannana. Also thank you katrinabean, wildgoose and Vicious Poetry for some amazing cards!!

04-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Great cards from Maineatc, Bridget and esew123. Thank you alanabananna, this was a lot of fun!

04-13-2011, 04:14 PM
Wonderful to hear that everyone is receiving their cards.

04-14-2011, 06:21 PM
My cards cam yesterday - Thanks to cameo, Cynthiasillitoe and Papersaga.

Great cards everyone. And thanks to the host.

Vicious Poetry
04-14-2011, 10:30 PM
I receieved 3 wonderful Earth Day cards today!
Thanks so much to Wildgoose, Katrinabean86, JudyLee, and our wonderful host Alanabannana!

04-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Received wonderful cards from ICraft, SunTrade and Threshold90! Thanks to you and to our great hostess Alana! Off to leave points...

04-15-2011, 11:01 AM
Received my cards and thanks for a great swap.


04-15-2011, 12:53 PM
They came, alanabannana, thank-you!
Thanks also to JudyLee, katrinabean86 and msscrappyr...Happy upcoming Earth Day,everyone!

04-15-2011, 02:01 PM
My cards are here! Thanks JenCreates, Cameo, PaperSaga, and, of course, alanabannana!

04-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Received my cards from CynthiaSillitoe, PaperSaga and Butterflygirl. Love them all, thanks so much!

04-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Happy Earth Day everyone! If you have not yet received your cards, let me know. If I don't hear from anyone, I will close out this thread in a few days. Thanks.