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mzspurslasso
02-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Swap Due Date: Cards need to be in my hands no later than April 20th
Signup/Withdrawal Date: none...just have the cards to be by the due date
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any

IMPORTANT: Since all swaps/hosts have different guidelines and requests, I respectfully ask that you take a moment to completely read my guidelines for this swap below. Thank you!


Dolphins

I have been fascinated with dolphins for many years. They are amazing creatures with such gentle souls and fabulous spirits. For this swap, create your cards with a dolphin, or dolphins, as the focus. You may use any medium you like. Please keep the cards flat...no raised embellishments of any kind. Your dolphins may be natural, whimsical, symbolic, or somewhere in between. The choice is yours.

This is a "no signup" swap which means as long as you get your cards to me on or before April 20th, you are in. No need to signup or withdraw.



Creative Plan:
Please submit only your very best efforts.
Card size must be ATC standard - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
All cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeves or some sort of protection.
Originals only, no prints of previous work.
Please keep your embellishments flat. All cards must be flat.
Feel free to post your cards to the thread, we'd love to see them!
If you have questions about your cards, please send me a pm or ask in the thread.
PM me when you are ready for my address.

Awesome Returns:
All players: Please do not send return envelopes. I will provide them. Please do send a label/paper with your name and address clearly printed on it.

US players: Please send loose postage to cover your returns. If you would like to help cover the postage for international players, an extra stamp would be greatly appreciated, but not expected or required.

International players: I'll cover the postage for your returns.

Gracious Gratitude:
Please make sure your real name, swap title, and screen name are on the back of your cards so others can leave you rep points.

Once you receive your return cards, please remember to leave iTrader for me and Rep points for the folks whose cards you were honored to receive. I will leave iTrader for each of you as soon as I receive your cards.

Thank you so much for participating in my swap!

Cards Received:

1. Cathy1returns received
2. SunTradereturns received
3. Jossreturns received
4. djl1050returns received
5. Wil Opio Oguta
6. AtlantaShoegirl returns received
7. Barbara F
8. ScrapPeareturns received
9. Darkblissreturns received
10. Tilas
11. CeeJayreturns received
12. The Elegant Faeriereturns received

Wil Opio Oguta
02-16-2011, 04:04 PM
Lurking for the moment. Still working on some other commitments which I want out of the way first

Deblit
02-16-2011, 04:05 PM
Sign me up please.

mzspurslasso
02-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Awesome! No worries...no signups needed. Just have the cards to me by the due date to play.

Deblit
02-16-2011, 04:54 PM
Cool beans. I guess I got so excited I didn't read. Bad me.

mzspurslasso
02-16-2011, 05:02 PM
No worries! I am still getting used to the no signup swaps myself. At first it was odd not seeing who signed up. But I think I am having larger swaps with the no signup thing. It takes to the pressure off folks...you can send in or not without worrying about letting me know.

duckduckgoose
02-17-2011, 03:02 AM
Sign me up please!

Cathy1
02-18-2011, 03:02 AM
I love Dolphins. I sometimes see them out my office window which overlooks our beautiful Wellington Harbour. About two or three times a year they come into the harbour and spend the day. Of course not much work gets done that day and I am sure the building tips slightly towards the ocean with everyone on the one side LOL.

Anyway I will be sending in some cards when I am happy with what I have made. Thanks for hosting this great topic.

Joss
02-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Oh Yes me too, I adore these creatures. My husband has swum with them (he's a scuba diver).

a123andpoof
02-18-2011, 08:18 AM
aH! way to many good swaps! I will have to lurk for now...would like to finish a few swaps first...I really hope I can find time to play!

mzspurslasso
02-18-2011, 09:00 AM
Yay! I knew there had to be a bunch of dolphin lovers out there. I am hoping to swim with them for my 45th (next year) or 50th birthday.

Ruebli-Cupcake
02-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Great swap, I adore dolphins! Just one question:

Does this topic include all species of the dolphin family (such as killer whales, see Wikipedia --> Delphinidae --> Taxonomy/List of dolphins for all the dolphin species) or only the "typical" dolphins like Common dolphin or Bottlenose dolphin etc.?

mzspurslasso
02-19-2011, 01:45 PM
I am guessing most folk will be thinking of common dolphins and bottlenose. Thanks for asking though!

Ruebli-Cupcake
02-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Ok, thanks for answering ^^

Cathy1
02-25-2011, 06:40 AM
I have made some cards and will be posting them on the weekend.

I have included a couple of very rare dolphins on my cards - Hector's Dolphin and Maui Dolphin. The Hector's Dolphin only has about 7000 left in the world and the Maui Dolphin has only about 150. Maui Dolphin is the smallest Dolphin in the world and is only found on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand so it is fitting that I have it on one of my cards. I have never seen either of these dolphins in the 'flesh' but pray for their continued safe keeping.

mzspurslasso
02-25-2011, 08:44 AM
Wow!! Thank you for sharing Cathy1!! I love any kind of dolphin. They are magnificent creatures. Beautiful cards.

AtlantaShoegirl
02-26-2011, 09:03 PM
I'm playing!!

mzspurslasso
02-26-2011, 11:47 PM
Awesome!

SunTrade
02-27-2011, 01:17 AM
I am playing in this swap! :wub:

Just yesterday I was listening to a radio show that was talking about dolphins. Not that I agree with everything she was saying, but thought I share the link. Of course, the lady was selling her book, but her theories were interesting ...
http://www.patriciacori.com/

mzspurslasso
02-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Very cool SunTrade...I'll check out that link a bit later today.

The Elegant Faerie
03-02-2011, 01:04 PM
sounds like a fun swap

Deblit
03-04-2011, 02:26 AM
Sometimes when I do an animal swap I do research. Looking at different species and breeds. I am now going to show my ignorance about dolphins. I did not know that the killer whale "Orca" was a species of dolphin. I knew there were fresh water dolphins and regular salt water dolphins. I knew there were several different kinds of dolphins but never knew that some whales are actually dolphins.

mzspurslasso
03-04-2011, 08:53 AM
I didn't either djl1050. I did just watch another dolphin show. It showed the dolphin Jojo and the naturalist that has been swimming with him for over 15 years. Love it!

lilywaters
03-04-2011, 11:47 AM
please don't sign me up. oh, that's right you aren't....can i just get returns w/o sending anything? i'm a little backed up right now, but i'd love some dolphins in my mailbox(if this were only possible...shoot, i'd be in every "swap".)

mzspurslasso
03-04-2011, 12:26 PM
Ha! If I find any loose dolphins floating around, I'll send them your way. Oh wait...I don't have your address. I bet the dolphins know how to find you. ;)

mzspurslasso
03-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Cathy1! Thank you!!

SunTrade
03-11-2011, 12:08 AM
My dolphins are done!

They are ink, watercolors. and oil. Hope you all like them!

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/76/dolphins.jpg

Cathy1
03-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Sun Trade - they're perfect - I would love them all swimming in the Bay near me. Great art gal.

mzspurslasso
03-11-2011, 10:27 AM
Great cards!

Joss
03-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Mine will be posted tomorrow or Monday. Thanks for hosting another fabulous swap mzpurs.

mzspurslasso
03-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Love them!

SunTrade
03-11-2011, 01:46 PM
Thank you ladies!

mzspurslasso
03-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from SunTrade! Thank you!!

SunTrade
03-16-2011, 12:13 AM
Glad to know they arrived safely!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-17-2011, 02:59 PM
My dolphins will go into the mail coming Monday. Lately I have been working a lot with transparency sheets so it will not be a surprise that I used them for this swap too;). Here are the pictures:

Cathy1
03-17-2011, 03:06 PM
Wil, these are lovely.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Thanks Cathy!

mzspurslasso
03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Awesome cards Wil!

mzspurslasso
03-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Awesome! Let me know when your cards are ready and I'll send my address to you.

Deblit
03-22-2011, 11:07 PM
I have dolphins that would love to swim your way mzspurslasso.

mzspurslasso
03-22-2011, 11:32 PM
Beautiful!!

SunTrade
03-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Love your dolphins DJ!

Cathy1
03-22-2011, 11:38 PM
Gorgeous dolphins DJL

Deblit
03-23-2011, 12:24 AM
Awe! Thanks everyone. I had fun doing them.

mzspurslasso
03-23-2011, 07:36 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Joss! Thank you!!

Deblit
03-23-2011, 03:31 PM
Mailed my cards today!

mzspurslasso
03-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Fabulous! Thank you!

AtlantaShoegirl
03-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Gorgeous Cards DJL.

AtlantaShoegirl
03-25-2011, 06:38 PM
I finished my cards today. Loaded them to my gallery.

They will be in the mail tomorrow!

Shoe

mzspurslasso
03-25-2011, 06:43 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from djl1050! Thank you!!

ScrapPea
03-29-2011, 01:48 AM
...And then out of nowhere, coming down the back stretch...I have made cards for this swap! It's the first time in too long a time that I've taken colored pencil to paper to actually DRAW. What fun. They'll be out by the end of the week. Right now it's bedtime. Way past bedtime. but when the artist muse strikes, you must answer her call. Goodnite.

mzspurslasso
03-29-2011, 03:48 AM
Three cheers for your muse!! Can't wait to see them. :)

mzspurslasso
03-29-2011, 08:14 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from AtlantaShoegirl and Wil Opio Oguta! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Barbara F and ScrapPea! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-02-2011, 06:27 PM
I have to tell ya'll...I am in dolphin heaven with all your cards. They have all been just amazing. Thank you for putting such awesome effort into making great art...it shows! I appreciate each of you!

Tilas
04-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Here's mine, I'll mail em tomorrow, so they *should* arrive in time. ^_^;

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6563/small/1_atcdolphins3.jpg

mzspurslasso
04-03-2011, 07:52 PM
Gorgeous!

ScrapPea
04-03-2011, 11:41 PM
I pulled out my colored pencils for this one and used scraps of some very cool plastic paper.

mzspurslasso
04-04-2011, 01:28 AM
The photos of the dolphins received don't begin to do them justice. In person, all the cards have been even better than you can see online. Awesomeness!!!

ceejay
04-07-2011, 11:42 AM
I've lurked long enough ... finally got some muse for dolphins ...mzpurslasso, I will drop my cards in the mail today. What beautiful artwork showing up here, excited and happy to join in.

mzspurslasso
04-07-2011, 12:13 PM
Yes!! Awesome cards!

ScrapPea
04-07-2011, 01:02 PM
@ceejay - Really cooooool dolphin cards!

ceejay
04-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Thanx, mzspurslasso and ScrapPea

Cathy1
04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Wow Ceejay, they are terrific

mzspurslasso
04-08-2011, 09:55 AM
Reminder: We have just under two weeks left for this swap. :)

The Elegant Faerie
04-08-2011, 10:52 PM
my cards are done could i get your address and i will send them out right away

mzspurslasso
04-09-2011, 09:23 AM
Sent you a pm, The Elegant Faerie. :)

The Elegant Faerie
04-10-2011, 09:32 PM
here are my cards hope you like them

mzspurslasso
04-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Lovely!!

Cathy1
04-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Love the cards Elegant Faerie - they are terrific - love the muted colours.

ScrapPea
04-11-2011, 07:43 PM
@The Elegant Faerie - Wow! Love the cards. So soft and delicate looking. Such happy dolphins!

Darkbliss
04-12-2011, 12:50 AM
There are some great cards posted in here! Count me in!
69020

mzspurslasso
04-12-2011, 07:49 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Darkbliss! Thank you!! (perfect timing!)
The cards are beautiful!

mzspurslasso
04-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from Tilas! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Just a reminder...we are one week from the due date for this swap. :)

mzspurslasso
04-15-2011, 09:06 AM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from CeeJay! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-15-2011, 09:10 AM
This swap is small enough that I'll get returns back out to you right away. The swap closes on 4/20. I'm planning to have the cards headed back your way on 4/21 or 4/22 at the very latest.

I use 9 card collector pages in a binder to organize my swaps. That lets me oooh and ahhh at all the fabulous art that comes in every time I open the book. I can assure you your dolphins have been ooooh'd and ahhhh'd over many, many times during the course of this swap! The cards are all fantastic...and that is not an exaggeration!

mzspurslasso
04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Fabulous dolphins arrived from The Elegant Faerie! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-21-2011, 10:10 AM
Dolphins are swimming back to you! I dropped the returns off at the post office first thing this morning. I hope you enjoy the returns. I thought all the cards were fantastic!!

Thank you all for taking the time to play in this swap and to share such fabulous creations! You rock!!!!

ScrapPea
04-22-2011, 11:43 PM
Oh, I love it when I forget when a swap ends and *surprise* follows. :) Anxiously awaiting....

ScrapPea
04-26-2011, 12:05 PM
I received my awesome, awesome cards yesterday. (Your swap cards always seem to arrive on a crappy day when I need cheering up.) Thanks to:
AtlantaShoegirl for Moonlight Surfing
Cathy1
Barbara F for Jump Dolphin
What a fun swap. Cool to see everyone's art!

Joss
04-28-2011, 06:34 AM
Mine plopped in the door today and I simply adore them all. Thanls soo much for hosting yet another wonderful swap mzspurs, and reps go to:
SunTrade,
djl1050
CeeJay

AtlantaShoegirl
04-28-2011, 03:57 PM
I had an envelop in the mail Monday. Opening it on the plane to NJ. Great to find cards from Suntrade, Wil Opio Oguta, and ScrapPea. Wonderful cards. Thanks Tracy for hosting another fabulous swap!!

Deblit
04-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Received my cards today! Thanks go out to our host for a fun swap! Also thanks to darkbliss, Ceejay, and Tilas. Love my dolphins!

The Elegant Faerie
05-01-2011, 10:34 AM
love my cards from tilas joss and barbara f and thank you for hosting mzspurslasso