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beeps
03-03-2011, 09:31 AM
Swap Due Date – May 15
Signup/withdraw date - None, this is a no sign up swap. Cards in by May 15 will be swapped. Late cards will be swapped together (if possible) or returned to sender
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 (Cards over 4 submitted will be entered into swap lotto)
Number of participants - Unlimited

For this swap, break out your inner imagination and colorful supplies to create face portraits in abstract, whimsy, or other non-realistic styles.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7186/small/1_FunSpikey.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_p_clowns0002.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4322/small/1_split_personality.jpg


examples by teale, joss

The Rules

1) First read how to make an ATC if you are unsure (see FAQ). Cards must be the right size.

2) This swap is hand drawn/painted only. Limited flat, nonbulky collage elements can be used (i.e. fancy papers, stamps) can be used to add texture or detail but should not constitute a bulk of your work.

3) Put your name and username on the backs of your cards. Please write so I can read it!

Mailing and Postage: Mailing and Postage is as follows:

-If you HAVE long/business envelopes, please send a self addressed one.
-If you don't have an envelope, no worries, send a LARGE address label or sheet with your address typed out. Don't send the little address labels stuck on an envelope because I will just have to write them out on a NEW one.
-I have my own labeling system for the back of return envelopes, so don't worry about writing your info on the back. Also, I have a TON of return address labels, so don't worry about that either.

Card protection: Please send cards in clear sleeves. I am totally cool with you sending your cards in a 3 card sleeve protector. I will return your cards in your sleeve protector.

US Players: Please include loose postage for the amount it costs to mail your cards to me, with a minimum of 44 cents. Extra postage is welcome to help me cover international players.

Outside the US: I will cover your return postage. However, if you have any US postage or US $1 that you can supply, it would be awesome.

Receipt and Swapping:

When you are ready to mail, PM me for my address. If you have a "sociology" address for me then you are ready to mail.

I update the first post and post to the thread when your cards come in.

Sub par cards and cards that do not follow the rules of the swap will be returned to the artist.

I swap using a pretty random method. I note cards that people comment on liking in the thread and try to get players at least one card they like. I note skill/effort and for players at either end of the spectrum. I try to create returns from similar or "neighboring" spectrum players. I make piles of 3 cards that give a good variety and semi-randomly stuff them into envies, checking to make sure players don't get their own cards back.

I also play "extra card lotto" - I make extra cards for the swap and give them away to random players (I will use a random list generator to see who "wins"). This is my way of saying "thanks for playing!"

Returns

Once you receive your cards, please remember to leave Rep Points (the "you rock!" button in the post) for members you received cards from and to post to the thread. We all like to know where our *** goes!

iTraders
If you have under 15 iTraders I will give you iT when your cards come in to help you establish yourself as a trusty player on the site. Otherwise, I will give iTrader to players to give me iTrader at the end of the swap. I will give neutrals to artists for cards that are late without communication (due to late mail date, not postal issues), cards that do not follow the swap rules, and whatever else the site rules says re: neutral iTraders.

Cards Received from

Bold = cards received (thread post or iTrader given to host)

Aime
andyaly
ArtistPoetGirl
baybird
Boekwrm
cardmama
ceejay
debs913
dewtee
donnacr
evalila
gerry
JBunny
Joni Owens
Joss
lafaver55
Lazyshadows
leslie52
Maineatc
Margiepoo
melanies
michelemergesmartens
miss
mrubyjean
Octoberlee
PAMI
Phoenix
raingirl
ruthe
seattlemeg
shellyrosebud
sierralush
starfish
Stephanie
studio blue
Suntrade
teale
Tiffany186
xanthacrom

beeps
03-03-2011, 12:20 PM
so who wants to play? :)

Joss
03-03-2011, 12:23 PM
Me, me, me , me!

beeps
03-03-2011, 12:33 PM
joss is in, oh course!!

mrubyjean
03-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Now these are faces I can draw...count me in, too!

Evalila
03-03-2011, 01:59 PM
meeeeee:spinny:

beeps
03-03-2011, 02:57 PM
yay! this will be a fun swap

Oney
03-03-2011, 03:17 PM
I like this kind of stuff!~ I'll play.

beeps
03-03-2011, 04:01 PM
yay oney! your first swap? this will be fun!

beeps
03-04-2011, 08:59 AM
heh heh, of course xanthacrom! you can make faces as you draw them too!

i started a couple last night. i like doing wacky face ATCs when i'm stressed out. it is fun to let the inner child come out and be like, ohh pretty colors! fun shapes!

AmericanHwyFlower
03-04-2011, 10:31 PM
oh goodie... love this!

andyaly
03-05-2011, 01:14 AM
Me, too....I love drawing odd/weird/strange/wacky/whimsical faces!

beeps
03-05-2011, 09:00 AM
yay! welcome MHF and andyaly!

teale
03-05-2011, 09:01 PM
FUN! Really looking forward to this swap! And I LOVE to use stickers, but when I do, usually feel I am 'cheating' somehow - so thanks for allowing that!
Also - sounds like you make your swaps very special!! Good for you!!

beeps
03-05-2011, 11:05 PM
what do you mean by stickers?

Phoenix
03-05-2011, 11:13 PM
I'm thinking about starting my own swap, but I don't think I can resist this one. I just did some whimsical drawing for the Draw-a-thon this weekend and it was soooo fun. I think I will do this! Thanks for hosting it!

beeps
03-06-2011, 12:54 AM
sounds good! i did one card today for the THON but never got to posting it. it will go into this swap - i like how it turned out!

PAMI
03-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Please add me to the list

duckduckgoose
03-08-2011, 01:38 AM
Oh yes, I'll play :)

beeps
03-08-2011, 12:18 PM
welcome aboard PAMI and michele! this will be a very fun swap

Maineatc
03-08-2011, 01:47 PM
My cards are ready to mail. Thanks

beeps
03-08-2011, 02:24 PM
awesome! i'll PM you my address

Donnacr
03-09-2011, 12:49 AM
This sounds like faces that I can draw and, even better, I don't have to put pressure on myself to get the cards done as it is a 'no sign up' swap - LOVE these swaps!!

Joss
03-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Okay, mine are done and will go off tomorrow. Thanks for this fabulous theme, I had fun beeps!

beeps
03-09-2011, 06:15 PM
very cool joss!

Cardmama
03-09-2011, 09:29 PM
I want to play too!

lafaver55
03-10-2011, 01:55 PM
This swap sounds fun

Stephanie
03-10-2011, 04:39 PM
I'll play! :)

beeps
03-10-2011, 05:05 PM
yay! we are getting a super group together. i can't wait to see some cards come in for this one. there are soo many ways these faces can be!

beeps
03-10-2011, 10:40 PM
i have my first two lotto cards done! yippie!

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/baypuppy/SCAN0029.jpg

BrianaShaeHall
03-10-2011, 10:52 PM
Love all the cards so far!

Boekwrm
03-11-2011, 09:08 AM
I'd love to play.
The faces I draw have the tendency to turn out strange enough to be abstract :jiggy:

One thing I wonder about: what do you mean by 'sociology' address??

beeps
03-11-2011, 09:25 AM
glad to have you boekwrm!

the mailing address i have has the word "sociology" in it - i add that in case people who have my address wonder if it is still the current one

Boekwrm
03-11-2011, 09:34 AM
:idea:

beeps
03-11-2011, 10:45 AM
lol, i feel the same way sometimes :)

i always worry that i have the wrong address for people and noticed other hosts adding comments like "if you have the Lea Hill address, you have the right one!"

beeps
03-14-2011, 11:26 AM
cards in from PAMI today! what neat cards!

beeps
03-15-2011, 11:17 AM
cards in today from Maineatc!!

Joni Owens
03-15-2011, 01:53 PM
This sounds like fun - is there room for me??

beeps
03-15-2011, 02:46 PM
there sure is!! welcome

ruthe
03-15-2011, 06:11 PM
I would like to play!
-Ruth

beeps
03-15-2011, 07:24 PM
super! welcome ruthe. let me know when you are ready to mail and i'll send you my addy!

Joni Owens
03-16-2011, 08:36 PM
Here are my cards:
66888 66889

66890 66891

66892

beeps
03-16-2011, 08:44 PM
super cool cards joni!

Joni Owens
03-17-2011, 11:49 AM
Thanks Beeps. I'm struggling right now - the light over my work area is out and despite the fact I have 3 electricians in my family (one living under my own roof) I can't get it looked at (it's not the bulb). It's been hard seeing the colors of my pencils clearly at night (lol) so these babies may really be whimsy when the light hits them (lol).

beeps
03-17-2011, 12:35 PM
oh dear! i hope that light gets looked at. but the good thing is maybe the lack of light will really make your work whimsy and fun!

on a side note, JOSS your cards are here :)

debs913
03-19-2011, 02:34 PM
I'd love to try this one

debs913

beeps
03-19-2011, 08:59 PM
super! can't wait to see everyones cards :) just send me a PM when you need my addy

andyaly
03-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Here are the faces I've been working on:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Pixie_Girl.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Orange_Earrings.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Green_Hairband.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Moon_Girl.jpg

beeps
03-21-2011, 10:03 AM
nice cards andyaly! those are some long long necks!!

andyaly
03-21-2011, 11:59 AM
Haha....for some reason I like giving my people long necks! :v_spin:

beeps
03-21-2011, 02:23 PM
i guess it is better than NOT having a neck!! lol. like some of the really beefy football players you see... it is all shoulder and head. !!! heh heh

dewtee
03-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Beeps, I want to join your swap! Looks like fun!

lazyshadows
03-21-2011, 03:28 PM
Can i join?:)

Saw some great cards here, but miss Andyaly, yours caught my eye!Great work Shelagh!

beeps
03-21-2011, 04:43 PM
cool cards jbunny! very fun faces and neat backgrounds

welcome lazyshadows!

beeps
03-22-2011, 10:47 AM
cards in from Stephanie today! look super awesome - nice and bright!

lazyshadows
03-22-2011, 11:08 AM
I am ready:)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_377.Abstract_and_Whimsy_Faces_swap3.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_376.Abstract_and_Whimsy_Faces_swap2.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_375.Abstract_and_Whimsy_Faces_swap1.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_378.Abstract_and_Whimsy_Faces_swap-host_card.JPG

mrubyjean
03-22-2011, 02:14 PM
Here are my first ones...I am still finishing a few, so these might not be the final ones...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface3.jpg

beeps
03-22-2011, 02:50 PM
wow!! you two have some awesome cards. i will have to step up my abstract and fun factor on my cards!

andyaly
03-22-2011, 05:16 PM
Lovely, lovely cards, lazyshadows and mrubyjean!! :jiggy:

mrubyjean
03-23-2011, 06:48 PM
Thanks, beeps and andyaly!

I'm having fun with these ~ here are two more ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_abstface6.jpg

beeps
03-23-2011, 08:06 PM
whoa martha! you are on a ROLL!! i like the zenny-ness of them!

Raingirl
03-24-2011, 12:26 AM
Please add me to this swap!

jaw
03-24-2011, 03:56 AM
are you still allowing lurkers? :mask:

dewtee
03-24-2011, 10:55 AM
There are some fantastic cards posted for this swap! Beeps, you are gonna love seeing them all before swaping them out . . .

beeps
03-24-2011, 11:51 AM
yup, they are gonna be fantastic. it will be fun mixing them up for returns!

Boekwrm
03-24-2011, 02:37 PM
I LOVE all the faces I see here, great work.
Here are mine
All quite different..
67741

beeps
03-24-2011, 03:27 PM
whoa boekwrm, nice work! you do have a lot of variety there :D

mrubyjean
03-24-2011, 05:22 PM
Love that last one, Boekwrm...reminds me of a jazzed-up Gumby!

andyaly
03-24-2011, 10:25 PM
I can't stop drawing whimsical faces! Here are two more:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Gold_Earrings.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Lady_and_Girl.jpg

mrubyjean
03-25-2011, 12:17 AM
So lovely, andyaly!

beeps
03-25-2011, 08:10 AM
whoa! you are all on a roll!

lazyshadows
03-26-2011, 11:21 AM
Andyaly more great cards!Should i draw some more?:P Heh!I guess we should thank Beeps for the great theme then:)

beeps
03-26-2011, 12:45 PM
heh heh! you all have fun making as many cards as you want! we can have a little side trading party :)

Joni Owens
03-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Beeps, pm me your addy please, I'm ready to put my cards in the mail.

beeps
03-26-2011, 03:32 PM
okay! will do

teale
03-27-2011, 01:40 AM
Love the cards I am seeing here!

beeps
03-28-2011, 12:25 PM
wonderful cards in from JBunny and Lazyshadows

i always love when my international envies get in - always cool stamps!

dewtee
03-28-2011, 02:31 PM
Andyaly, I love the mom and her daughter. Your cards are wonderful!

debs913
03-29-2011, 08:51 PM
Here are my cards. Going to do one more I think as I don't think I can give up Elroy!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/2_debs913_elroy_faces.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_mixed_breed_faces.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/2_debs913_dogfaceDanny_faces.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_taloula_faces.jpg

beeps
03-29-2011, 10:07 PM
funky cards deb!

ghillietoes42
03-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Ooh boy! I'm going to try to work on this one - sounds fun!

I've been a little slow on making ATCs for a few weeks - time to get my hands dirty again!

andyaly
03-29-2011, 11:37 PM
Andyaly, I love the mom and her daughter. Your cards are wonderful!
Thank you, dewtee! I appreciate the compliment!
I think I may make a few more before I decide which ones to send--they're just so much fun to make! Love this swap!:spinny:

estaticcarrot
03-30-2011, 05:19 AM
If creepy demented faces r allowed I'd love to join haha

beeps
03-30-2011, 08:10 AM
heh heh, as long as the creepy faces are abstract or whimsy i don't see a problem! maybe not too scary i don't want to get nightmares!

beeps
04-01-2011, 11:06 AM
cards in today from ArtistPoetGirl and Margiepoo

super cards too - it's good to see the start up of the next wave of cards coming in for the swap! I know some are in the mail and will be in next week :D

miss
04-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Got clued into this when I saw andaly's rockin' cards in the gallery. Hope to work on some of my own this weekend :)

Phoenix
04-03-2011, 01:38 PM
Here are three faces, I'm working on (at least) two others. This style really calms me down and gives me a bit of fun in my day. I too, am addicted and look forward to side trades!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Dots.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Heart_Lady.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Blood.jpg

More to come!

beeps, I'm ready for your address!

beeps
04-04-2011, 08:40 AM
cool cards phoenix! i'll send you my addy :D

these are fun - you can really just let my mind create as it wants!

beeps
04-04-2011, 11:31 AM
cards in today from debs913! super cool and funky faces!

beeps
04-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Joni Owens' cards came in today! wooooo!

Evalila
04-06-2011, 08:32 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_1251.jpg

beeps
04-06-2011, 09:48 AM
sweet cards evelyn!! i was hoping you would come out and play

Boekwrm
04-07-2011, 05:34 AM
My funny Faces begun their cross-ocean journey today :)

Terrorgirl
04-07-2011, 09:51 AM
This looks interesting i think i will try my hand x

mrubyjean
04-07-2011, 05:37 PM
Finally my cards are in the mail!!

beeps
04-07-2011, 10:23 PM
yay! i will keep an eye out for everyone's cards coming in!

beeps
04-08-2011, 12:58 PM
cards in today from lafaver55!!

Octoberlee
04-08-2011, 08:31 PM
this sounds like fun!!

MelanieS
04-10-2011, 03:26 PM
I would love to participate.
Please sign me up.
Thanks, Melanie

beeps
04-10-2011, 06:05 PM
welcome welcome!

thl
04-10-2011, 08:30 PM
I also would love to participate.

beeps
04-11-2011, 10:20 AM
welcome thl!

beeps
04-11-2011, 11:15 AM
big mail day! cards in from mrubyjean, evalila, and cardmama!

nice work everyone! this swap gets better with each set that comes in!

miss
04-11-2011, 04:38 PM
I mailed mine today.

beeps
04-11-2011, 06:32 PM
cool! i will keep on the lookout for them miss!

andyaly
04-11-2011, 11:36 PM
My cards are going in the mail tomorrow! :)

beeps
04-12-2011, 12:03 PM
cards in today from Boekwrm! look fantastic - love how you painted over some text pages for your backgrounds!

Maineatc
04-12-2011, 01:42 PM
I love your cards. All of them.

ruthe
04-12-2011, 07:34 PM
beeps,
My cards are ready-can I get your address?
-Ruth E.

teale
04-12-2011, 10:19 PM
well, here are a couple....for now.... :cute:

beeps
04-13-2011, 08:28 AM
looking good teale!! love the red one - very fun!

ruthe, i'll pm ya now :)

beeps
04-13-2011, 01:41 PM
cards in from miss today! i love that you do dudes on your cards! awesomesauce! thanks for playing :D

ruthe
04-13-2011, 04:07 PM
beeps,
Thank you for your address. My cards are in the mail.:)

beeps
04-13-2011, 04:25 PM
wow ruthe, cool cards! i like the texture in your pictures!

lazyshadows
04-14-2011, 01:28 AM
Ruthe, beautiful cards,especially the one with the flowers:) Well done! This swap has some amazing cards so far!!

duckduckgoose
04-14-2011, 01:47 PM
My apologies, I have to withdraw.

beeps
04-14-2011, 07:57 PM
no prob duckduckgoose!

Octoberlee
04-14-2011, 09:04 PM
i made a few cards this weekend ... hopefully i can get them to upload. :mask:

could you pM me your addy so I can mail off to you!!

beeps
04-14-2011, 09:13 PM
sounds good! PM'n ya now :D

andyaly
04-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Cool cards, Ruthe and Octoberlee! :cool:

Phoenix
04-14-2011, 11:02 PM
Here is one more face. I drew it and colored it, and put some stamped letters in the background...does that disqualify it as HandDrawn/HandPainted? Let me know.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_All_Ears.jpg

Also beeps, I am ready for your address to send my cards in. This swap has been one of my favorites of all time!

beeps
04-15-2011, 11:31 AM
hi Pheonix - great card! i'm totally cool with people using a little "something" to make their cards a little awesome. as long as the main parts of the card are hand drawn/painted it is fine to use stamps or a little something to add a little texture, interest or fun!

so far, most of the cards are HD/HP only but a couple have painted over text pages. one set has some little gems and things (light chunky stuff) added to their person for fun.

i'll PM you my addy!

mrubyjean
04-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Octoberlee ~ great cards! I think I'm in love with the green one...such a sad/sweet expression!

Elf
04-15-2011, 04:49 PM
I'd love to do this, I just moved, but I think I can pull it together....

beeps
04-15-2011, 05:01 PM
we'll be happy to have you elf if you can find the time!

Aime
04-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Sign me up please!!!! This sounds like fun.

SunTrade
04-17-2011, 10:18 PM
andyaly and lazyshadoes your cards are amazing!

Actually everyone's work here is so good. I am so intimidated ...

ruthe
04-18-2011, 12:42 AM
:)Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
-Ruth E.

beeps
04-18-2011, 09:54 AM
suntrade - don't be intimidated!! :) but i'm kind of intimidated too. i remember cats form the last swap and they were awesome!

lazyshadows
04-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Maria thank you!I think this swap has some amazing cards!And you will do great as you draw so well,so have no fear;)

beeps
04-19-2011, 11:35 AM
holy swapcards batman! I got an explosion in the mail today! thank you all for playing - love all the cards that came in (do i have to swap them all out? just kidding!)

studio blue
melanies
raingirl
Tiffany186
andyaly

beeps
04-19-2011, 11:42 AM
if you are a new player (iTrader is under 15) and your cards are posted as in and i missed giving you iTrader for your cards, please let me know! i just did a mess of iTraders for today's cards but dont' want to miss anyone with iTrader under 15

sierralush
04-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Im in! Working on my cards right now!

beeps
04-19-2011, 04:34 PM
cool! welcome mxer145 and sierralush! PM me when you are ready to mail :)

Aime
04-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Here are my cards.

mrubyjean
04-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Wonderful, Aime!

Leslie 52
04-20-2011, 09:32 PM
69628Mine are heading out tomorrow.

beeps
04-21-2011, 09:25 AM
super cards aime and leslie!

i have a couple new ones i did that i need to scan. one my gf said was "the best card ever" so lol we'll see!

ruthe
04-21-2011, 10:38 PM
Cool cards Aime!
-Ruth E.

beeps
04-22-2011, 01:01 PM
cards in from Phoenix today! cooool!

SunTrade
04-24-2011, 12:11 AM
I have never been good at abstract. I pretty much can sketch all I see, but my brain still have not jump to 5d, although I am trying to get there :wideeyed:. Hence I had a hard time making these cards...

I got inspired by our cute emoticons. I hope my cards are acceptable for the swap. Just let me know Peeps.

They are oil and markers on vellum.

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9843/whimsifaces.jpg

beeps
04-24-2011, 10:49 AM
those are cute SunTrade - very whimsy!

Gerry
04-26-2011, 02:15 AM
My cards are ready to post , sent a pm for your address. :)

beeps
04-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Baybird - awesome set!

margie - yup, there is still time! they just have to be in my hands by the due date for swapping. since your in BC, i would suggest mailing in before the 1st of May because canada can take a little bit of time.

On a side note, I will be out of town this weekend and early next week for an interview. I won't be on email during this time. If you think you will be mailing soon, request my adress this week! Otherwise you can hunt it down from someone else who has it (I don't mind sharing!) if you need to mail over the weekend.

beeps
04-26-2011, 10:39 AM
cards in from Octoberlee and Aime! wow! they all look awesomesauce.

i'll have more mail (maybe) in half an hour when mail comes today. i forgot i would have mail from yesterday since I wasn't here to check. lol.

beeps
04-26-2011, 11:58 AM
more cards in today from teale and leslie52

leslie - i noticed you wrote "hand cancel" and wanted to let you know that they machine cancelled it :( (esp. annoying since you PAID for hand cancel!) but everything made it and your cards are in great shape!

Octoberlee
04-27-2011, 02:47 PM
cards in from Octoberlee and Aime! wow! they all look awesomesauce.

i'll have more mail (maybe) in half an hour when mail comes today. i forgot i would have mail from yesterday since I wasn't here to check. lol.

Oh good .. glad they arrived safely!!

sierralush
04-27-2011, 10:28 PM
I just sent out my cards today!

beeps
04-28-2011, 08:30 AM
super cards sierralush! i love the chunks of colors

i decided to scan some of the lotto cards i have done for the swap

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/large/1_SCAN0035.JPG

beeps
04-28-2011, 11:10 AM
Suntrade, you're super cute cards came in today! thanks for sending in an extra one for the lotto!

mrubyjean
04-28-2011, 11:24 AM
Love your lotto cards, beeps!

beeps
04-29-2011, 11:29 AM
cards in today from sierralush!! wow, those mailed FAST !! helps that you are only a state away.

i love how cards look MORE AWESOME in real life - scans and pics of them never do justice to the colors and details!

ruthe
04-29-2011, 12:45 PM
beeps,
I think you should have recieved my cards already-do you mind double-checking whether or not you have them?
Thanks
Ruth E.

beeps
04-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Hey Ruthe,

I looked though all of the swap envies (return envies with each play's cards in them) AND all my discarded envelopes (the ones the cards come in) and didn't see anything from you in either pile. I also looked at your cards in the gallery and I don't recall seeing those cards as having came in yet. hopefully they just decided to take a detour and will be here soon!

ruthe
04-29-2011, 04:55 PM
beeps,
Thanks for checking. I guess I'll just give it a couple more days.
-Ruth E.

beeps
04-29-2011, 08:48 PM
i'll def be sure to post - usually Monday is a big mail day. I think sometimes my PO is slow with mail at times (not sure why).

the best part of sierra's envie today was that someone felt the need to write my department number on it REALLY BIG and put "tub" next to it. no idea what they mean by doing that but the address was mega nicely written in clear, big, block letters!

beeps
04-29-2011, 08:48 PM
i forgot too - now though tomorrow night is the LAST TIME i'll be able to do messages before i head out for my interview on the other side of the country. I'll be out SUN-TUES morning so if you wanna mail soon PM me or let me know you need my addy!

shellyrosebud
04-30-2011, 10:39 PM
Sign me up. Funky faces sound fun!

beeps
05-03-2011, 05:59 PM
okay I'm back! did the red eye and slept all day :) I'll be sending my addy out now to those who requested it and I'll update the received list in the morning when I get my booty to work.

interview went well so i'm crossing my fingers. i'll hear this week!

ruthe
05-04-2011, 01:31 AM
beeps,
I am just going to assume that my first set is lost somewhere in postal limbo and send you another set. This set is pretty much identical to the first one.
Thanks,
Ruth E.

beeps
05-04-2011, 09:19 AM
ruthe - here's hoping set 2 make it in! i've never had a set mailed from the US go missing and the only missing ones were returns going to AUS. here's hoping these ones show up - even better if they both make it!

over the weekend i received returns from gerry and baybird. sweet!

SeattleMeg
05-04-2011, 01:02 PM
I would like to join this one, please!
Meg:cool:

beeps
05-04-2011, 01:45 PM
cool! let me know when you are ready to mail and i'll send you my addy

Gerry
05-04-2011, 03:57 PM
yeah, pleased they arrived safely. thanks for letting me know.:)

shellyrosebud
05-04-2011, 05:49 PM
I love all your cards Andyaly and JBunny! I have pics of my cards but they wont load for some reason. I just mailed mine this morning. I love ATCs!

Donnacr
05-05-2011, 07:31 AM
I am not an artist and so put the emphasis on the 'abstract' part of the swap I hope these are all right (my scanner has done funny things with all the colours though). The first is made from triangles, 2nd from circles and squiggles, 3rd from squares and the last from the letters A, B, C, H, I, O, V, W
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0005.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0007.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0008.jpg
I hope these are all right, if so they will be in the mail in the morning

beeps
05-05-2011, 08:28 AM
lol donna you are an artist! just look at your awesome cards!!!

i might send them rush b/c they need to be here in 10 days and AUS--> USA mail seems to be the slowest of my international mails to show up

Donnacr
05-05-2011, 08:45 AM
If they don't arrive on time consider them a RAK and keep them all.

debs913
05-05-2011, 10:59 AM
Hey! If Donnacr's cards don't get them in time you can send them to me...I LOVE them :)

deb

beeps
05-05-2011, 12:26 PM
LOL debs.... i will hope they get here on time but i'll check the 90 days rule and i can hold your returns if you want to be in the late swap group :D

beeps
05-05-2011, 12:27 PM
cards in today from michelemergesmartens!

Gerry
05-05-2011, 05:13 PM
I am not an artist and so put the emphasis on the 'abstract' part of the swap I hope these are all right (my scanner has done funny things with all the colours though). The first is made from triangles, 2nd from circles and squiggles, 3rd from squares and the last from the letters A, B, C, H, I, O, V, W
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0005.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0007.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/13_scan0008.jpg
I hope these are all right, if so they will be in the mail in the morning

Donna love these cards especially the 2nd one, it reminds me of my daughter she has long tight curls..lol

thl
05-06-2011, 09:37 AM
I'm going to have to withdraw from this one. My muse refuses to show her face. All I seem to be getting is scary clown thingies. Next time though.

SeattleMeg
05-06-2011, 10:38 AM
Mine are ready and I will be putting them in the mail tomorrow or Monday. They're in my gallery, I'd post here but don't have quite 15 posts yet. Thanks, this was fun to do!
Meg

beeps
05-06-2011, 10:56 AM
thl, lol scary clowns? i'm sure many people are happy those won't be coming along. i like clowns of all sorts but i know many people have strange fears of clowns.

seattlemeg - gallery looks great! the middle one is super abstract and awesome! i'll let you know when i make it here :)

beeps
05-06-2011, 11:51 AM
cards in today from shellyrosebud

If you haven't mailed and want to play or have cards in the mail please read the following!

One week to go! I realize now that I have the due date set as a Sunday (ha ha) so I will be taking cards though the 16th (Monday mail). Since we are running in at the end, please PLEASE get your cards in the mail ASAP. My mail used to be very fast but the new dude sorting takes a little longer and I don't want anyone to have their cards held up due to that.

Post to the thread to confirm mailing so I can keep track of who has mailed. I'll be starting a "cards in the mail" slot on the first page to know who I'm waiting for. I have a little room to wiggle for the 90 day rule - cards postmarked by Monday from the US I will wait for if they take an extra day or two.However, I do check post marks and if your cards are late after the post mark they will be returned if they are not in my hands on the 16th. If you mail late and there are others who did too, I will swap with other late players but you will not be allowed in with the "on time" mailers. I plan to have returns out on the 16th or 17th.

Wow, that's a lot of text. I'm going to move this to ACTIVE swaps since the deadline is close. If you want to play and can make the deadline please do so! I just don't want people to think they have more time than they do!

dewtee
05-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Beeps, I will for sure be mailing mine beginning of next week, please forward to me your address . . . thanks!

beeps
05-06-2011, 05:17 PM
sweet! pm'd ya :D

SeattleMeg
05-07-2011, 02:48 PM
In the envelope and ready to go! I'll mail them Monday, as I can use the postage scale at work to know how much they are. :)
Meg

ceejay
05-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Hey, Beeps ... I made a few cards while I was out for 3 weeks ... here they are ... I will post them to you in the morning. Yay

beeps
05-09-2011, 03:07 PM
yay ceejay! i hope they get here quickly :)

dewtee
05-10-2011, 10:24 AM
Here's a tease . . . one of my cards . . . Whimsy Prim!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4460/medium/1_Whimsy_Prim_5-9-11_-small.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=226091)

lazyshadows
05-10-2011, 11:01 AM
Dewtee amazing card!

ruthe
05-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Cool card Dewtee!

beeps
05-10-2011, 12:03 PM
cards in from donnacr (wow! that was fast!) and ruthe today.

ruthe, these are postmarked may 4, so i think it is the second set you sent!

ruthe
05-10-2011, 04:42 PM
beeps,
:)Yay, I am glad they actually reached you this time.

dewtee
05-11-2011, 09:36 AM
Okay, Beeps, here are all my girls . . . going in mail today!
Whimsy Prim, Whimsy Gracie, and Whimsy Techno

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4460/small/1_Whimsy_Prim_5-9-11_-small.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=226091) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4460/small/1_whimsy_gracie_5-10-11_-small.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=226255) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4460/small/1_whimsy_techno_5-10-11-small.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=226254)

Aime
05-11-2011, 10:22 AM
Awesome set, Dewtee!

lazyshadows
05-11-2011, 11:51 AM
Dewtee the other two cards are just as fab!I love the blue haired girl!Great work:-)

msbarbara
05-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Beeps,
Here are my faces that are on their way to you.

ruthe
05-11-2011, 12:54 PM
msbarbara
I love your faces set!

mrubyjean
05-11-2011, 02:23 PM
I love your faces, dewtee and msbarbara!

beeps
05-11-2011, 04:52 PM
yes, yes, awesome work you two!

this is gonna be a fun swap to swap out! it is my biggest swap to date!

beeps
05-12-2011, 12:47 PM
cards in from SeattleMeg today!

beeps
05-13-2011, 12:29 PM
cards in from dewtee today!

dewtee
05-13-2011, 02:52 PM
WOO-HOO!!! That was quick!!!

beeps
05-13-2011, 03:40 PM
yeah it was! now just a couple more sets - i hope they come in monday!

SeattleMeg
05-13-2011, 03:40 PM
For some reason, mail from me seems to take less time going east than mail coming to me going west. Hmm.
Meg

beeps
05-16-2011, 10:49 AM
waiting for the mail today but i have everything swapped (that is the hard part!). i still have to write notes and do the lotto :D but imagine that returns can go out tomorrow since tonight i have nothing going on :D

beeps
05-16-2011, 11:50 AM
cards in today from xanthacrom

plan is to pack up for mailing hopefully tomorrow. Since i'll hit the PO after work (it is really rainy here so i don't want to drop them in the box) hopefully the last two envies will show up.

beeps
05-16-2011, 01:00 PM
HOLY COW! more mail came. I guess the new guy took sociology mail to a different department

cards in from ceejay and starfish

ceejay
05-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Yippee ... so glad they arrive ... doing my victory dance now ... LOL

dewtee
05-16-2011, 02:44 PM
LOL!!! Sociology, Biology, Psychology . . . someone's screwed up! LOL!

beeps
05-16-2011, 08:57 PM
yeah, the new mail dude isn't doing too good. i get these envies that clearly state my department building AND room and he will still write the address next to it on the envie. one envie even said "put in soc bin" -- really? i swear things take a couple extra days now to get to me. grrr.

i've started packing up returns. OMG. this is my biggest swap to date. i still have to do the lotto and finish about 30 return slips. i had plans to do that this afternoon but my hormones said to sleep instead :D

Donnacr
05-17-2011, 07:44 AM
When my body says 'sleep' I find that I either obey it or get nothing done anyway, we can wait another day.

beeps
05-17-2011, 10:57 AM
returns are packed (minus 3 sets) and ready to go! i'm hoping the last set comes in today so i can swap with my 3 open sets and then tonight these babies will be postal!

thanks everyone for playing. it was a lot of fun to see all of the interpretations of the theme in the cards! for everyone who sent extra postage, THANK YOU!! it really helps to cover international players :) also thank you to players who sent goodies and host cards. you'll find a note in your returns letting you know which one found a home with me :D

swap lotto also happened - 8 of you will have a bonus card in your returns! enjoy!

lazyshadows
05-17-2011, 11:24 AM
Can't wait!!Thank you for a great swap miss Beeps;D

dewtee
05-17-2011, 12:04 PM
Me too! I'm excited to get my returns!

mrubyjean
05-17-2011, 12:21 PM
Wonderful, beeps...thanks for a great swap!

SeattleMeg
05-17-2011, 03:48 PM
How exciting! This will be the first swap set I get! Anticipation... Thank you, this was great fun!
Meg

beeps
05-17-2011, 04:59 PM
i'm thinking about doing another face swap - maybe patterns or zentangly faces. msbarbara's cards didn't make it in time :( so i'm thinking of a swap that they will fit in so they can be played when they show up! we had 39 players in this swap so i think another fun faces swap is in order!

dewtee
05-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Those are so whacky good, zanthacrom!!! I would love another face swap, Beeps!

beeps
05-18-2011, 02:50 PM
cool! the plan is zentangle faces up next! anything with some pattern/zen action in them. i'm doing some edits on my diss this week and waiting for msbarbara's cards to come in. still waiting! i'm so mad they didn't get here yet. but her cards have a 'zen' feel and i thought, heck, this would be a lot of fun! so i want to get some demo cards up and whatnot but the swap will be the same rules/format i have been using (no sign up, 2.5 month open submission)

i'm also thinking of an "abstract animals" swap. that will be a lot of fun! i'm thinking about how to get that together. i'm going to wait a bit b/c my mail seems a little wonky now that the semester is over and i want to make sure things are working or get a PO box before starting too much stuff up.

beeps
05-19-2011, 01:33 PM
msbarbara your cards came in today. i'm soo mad. not only did it take them forever to get here but they delivered them to anthropology and not sociology. GRRRR. i'm gonna PM you the game plan.

dewtee
05-19-2011, 02:40 PM
I RECEIVED MY CARDS TODAY . . . OH MY GOD THEY ARE FANTASTIC! Thanks so much to Beeps for being such a wonderful hostess . . . I received AWESOME cards from margie poo, miss, and andyaly . . . and thanks for the lotto card Beeps, it's great!

beeps
05-19-2011, 02:54 PM
wow, that was super fast!!

SunTrade
05-19-2011, 08:00 PM
I received super amazing cards! Wow, I am so impressed.!

Thank you Evalia, LazyShadows, and TCole. Leaving you rocks and itrader!

debs913
05-19-2011, 09:47 PM
Beeps, you are a super hostess! I love that you keep us informed!

Now if only my mail person was as on top of things...waiting for cards with baited breath!

beeps
05-19-2011, 10:17 PM
lol i do what i can!

ruthe
05-20-2011, 11:11 AM
:cool: My cards have arrived! Thanks to:
1.)Phoenix for "All Ears"
2.)ShellyRosebud for "Funky Suit"
3.)Leslie 52 for "Tic Tac Toe". They are all awesome cards.

Thanks to beeps for hosting a great swap. This was alot of fun. Oh and beeps, my first set ended up back in my mailbox with an apology from the postal service. The cards were intact, but the envelope they were in was shredded?!?!-thanks USPS:mad:
...Oh well-I'm off to give I-trader and You Rocks.
-Ruth E.

beeps
05-20-2011, 12:02 PM
in slightly strange news, Ruthe's first mailing arrived today.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/baypuppy/ruthe.jpg

well, i should say that half of the front part of the envelope and none of the contents arrived today. it isn't even cancelled. thanks USPS!!

ruthe
05-20-2011, 12:53 PM
beeps,
I am somewhere between laughing:spinny: and being very annoyed:mad:-so much for efficiency...ha ha-grrr!
-Ruth E.

beeps
05-20-2011, 01:35 PM
yeah, that's about my feelings on it too. it isn't cancelled, so i'm like how did it get this far without its contents? my guess is it got stuck early in the sorting machine. after doing 300+ mail art transactions this is a first for me! i had one international return get lost but other than that everything has always come and gone in (close to) one piece.

in other news, i have a new face swap up - zentangled faces! link in my sig. it is open/no sign up and due aug 1 if anyone wants more funky face action.

SeattleMeg
05-20-2011, 04:35 PM
OK, I have to ask... What's a zentangle?
Meg

beeps
05-20-2011, 05:17 PM
seattlemeg - here you go :) http://www.zentangle.com/about-what-is--1.php

Aime
05-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Awesome cards arrived from Dewtee, Beeps, Evalila and Sierralush. Thank you all! Evalila, I could not give you your Urock points. Sorry! And a special thanks beeps for hosting and the extra card.

Raingirl
05-20-2011, 07:30 PM
My cards arrived today! Thanks Beep for hosting a great swap. Thanks Shellyrosebud, Margiepoo and Joss. Great work!

mrubyjean
05-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Fabulous faces delighted me upon opening my mailbox today!
Thanks to artists, MelanieS, Booekwrm and Joss...and to beeps, super swap host!

beeps
05-20-2011, 08:59 PM
yay! glad to see another slew of cards made it in -- even reports from the west coast!!

debs913
05-20-2011, 09:32 PM
I won the jackpot in receiving some fantastic faces today! First Tiffany186, a fellow Ohioan sent me wide-eyed Miss Prissy! Great colors and the expression...yowza :) Then all the way from Australia, Donnacr sent a funny, funky robotic fellow with many teeth. Love him. Must be my week for down under as I also received a way cool abstract from JBunny in New Zealand! Finally, I won a lotto card of a sweetly smiling girl. I'll be you rocking everyone and treasuring these additions to my collection.

OH and next week I take my cards to our local library to set up a display of ATCs in their display case. These cool faces are definitely coming along...making their debut in fabulous Glouster Ohio!

Stephanie
05-21-2011, 06:20 AM
Great cards arrived yesterday from Raingirl, Boekrm, and Sierralust. Fun swap!

Gerry
05-21-2011, 08:14 AM
Yea received my great faces today, thanks to Leslie52, Donnacr & maineatc also thanks to beeps for being a great host and picking this fun theme.

SeattleMeg
05-21-2011, 01:22 PM
Realized I didn't get the mail yesterday, so I ran out. Yes! Faces! :spinny:
Thank you, thank you, beeps, ArtistPoetGirl, LazyShadows, and Joni! I'm off to do some sweet ratings.
Meg

beeps
05-21-2011, 07:33 PM
woo hoo! they keep coming in. good to see the first international set come in - that was fast!

Evalila
05-22-2011, 12:24 AM
I received my cards yesterday! A big thank you to beeps for hosting and to Leslie52, Starfish and Studioblue for their fab cards! Off to leave points...

Boekwrm
05-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Back from a weekendcampingtrip I found some smiling faces on the doormat. Thanks for a great host and for card from Baybird, Joni Owens and Seattlemeg. Off to leave I-trader and reps.

ceejay
05-23-2011, 02:35 PM
Got mine ... Luv em ! Thanks to michelemargesmartens ... Stephanie ... and Starfish. And of course a hearty thank you to our great hostess ... go Beeps !!:wubclub:

beeps
05-23-2011, 02:47 PM
good to see more swaps coming in... no reports yet from Canada or Australia-region players so hopefully in the next few days!

Donnacr
05-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Just as I was reading the above comment our postie went by and left me a huge swag of mail and in the middle was this swap!
I am still thinking from the postage stamp-a-thon and my first thought was 'I need more of that 41c flower stamp', then I regained my senses and had a look at my cards. Wonderful cards received from: gerry, seattlemeg and artistpoetgirl.
Thanks for an amazing swap beeps, once again stretching what I thought that I could do.

off to leave points for all

Joni Owens
05-24-2011, 01:00 PM
WOOT!!! My faces have arrived and I have a lotto card!!! Thank you Beeps, you are an awesome host, great job on this swap!!! Thank you Lafaver55, Pami, and Suntrade for your fantastic cards!

starfish
05-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Great cards from CeeJay , Aime, Michelemerges and Beeps! Yay!!!!!

Thanks everyone! You all rock! :yes:

teale
05-24-2011, 06:16 PM
Did I come in last for posting here? hee heee
THANKS so much for hosting this FUN swap Beeps - you are a wonderful hostess/trader!!
And thanks for the great cards you picked for me from:
Xanthacrom, Gerry & Starfish - ALL very fun and .....whimsical!! Thanks to each one of you!

Leslie 52
05-24-2011, 10:13 PM
Thanks to Gerry, SunTrade and Boekwrm for neat cards and our hostess Beeps for the swap lotto card! It's great to get hand drawn cards.

Phoenix
05-25-2011, 04:16 AM
Faces to make me smile arrived today! Thank you mrubyjean for "Sweetheart", to Raingirl for the lovely freckle faced happy girl, and to Tiffany186 for "Drama Queen". And thank you beeps for a great swap; you are an awesome host! You will definitely be seeing cards from me in your zentangle faces swap.

Off to leave reps and i-trader!

beeps
05-25-2011, 01:47 PM
awesome! great to see another "bump" in the mail delivery!

phoenix, i'm happy you'll be playing in my new swap!

beeps
05-25-2011, 01:49 PM
anyone in canada with returns yet? i see a lot of the other internationals have come in but i'm worried about canada. i swear i put the right amount of postage on them!! (since it just changed - grr!)

andyaly
05-25-2011, 06:48 PM
Yes, my whimsy faces were waiting in my mailbox today!!!! Yay! Thank you so much to Lazyshadows, mrubyjean and Ruthe.....wonderful cards, all!! And a big thank you to beeps for organizing this fun fun swap....I'm off to leave reps and itrader!

Joss
05-26-2011, 06:55 AM
Yahooo got the BEST faces from:
mrubyjean, Jamie Lynn (artistpoetgirl),and lafaver55.
Your swaps rock -that's why I am doing the next one too.
Off to leave itrader and rocks.

MelanieS
05-27-2011, 01:03 AM
Got some awesome cards from Shellyrosebud, MargoPoo, and Octoberlee!
Thanks Erica for hosting such a fun swap!

beeps
05-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Glad to see that most of the returns have found their way home!

i'm going to archive the swap in a couple days. is anyone still waiting for returns?