View Full Version : Games, Toys and Hobbies swap Due May 17th

Juanita Rojas
03-24-2011, 01:20 PM
Hosted by Juanita Rojas
Swap due date – May 17, 2011
Sign up any time
Number of players – unlimited
Number of cards – 3 for 3

Are you a gamer? A Scrabble whiz, a comic book collector, a hobby photographer, a Teddy collector, a Bingo fan, a Barbie and Ken re-purposer? The world is full of games, toys and hobbies, and we can make some really great cards for this theme. Use your favorite medium, and have fun with it. There are no rules to this game, so live it up!

*I will pay the postage for the first three international players. Any other international players please include $1 U.S. for return postage.
*All cards should be 3.5” by 2.5”, horizontal or vertical.
*Please, no heavy, thick or bulky embellishments or loose glitter. No stickers with white borders as the main image.
*Cards should be on a sturdy base, like cardstock or cardboard or watercolor paper.
*Please include your user name, real name and state or country, plus the swap name on the back of your cards.
*Please include your user name and swap name on the back of your envelope to me and enclose 44 cents in loose postage (for U.S. players). I’ll supply the return envelopes.
*Send work that is your best and that you are proud of. I will try to swap cards that match similar quality and effort.
*I’m not shy – I love host cards! But they’re not mandatory…
*PM me for my address when you are ready to mail your cards. All cards are due in my hands by May 17. Late cards will be returned. Please mail early so they arrive on time. *Don’t forget to leave iTrader for me and rep points for the other players that you get cards from.

Who would like to play? You can withdraw any time, but please let me know.

Cynthia Sillitoe - RECEIVED
Maineatc - RECEIVED
Threshold 90 - RECEIVED
Barbara F - First International-CANADA - RECEIVED
debs 913 - RECEIVED
Gigglefairy - Second International-AUSTRALIA - RECEIVED
jaeseals - RECEIVED
magicjessnrach - Third International-AUSTRALIA - RECEIVED
louisezee - Fourth International-CANADA - RECEIVED
Hazyoatie - Fifth International - UK - RECEIVED
Jesimal - Sixth International - Australia - RECEIVED
scwk0511 - Seventh International - UK - RECEIVED
kentuckydakota - RECEIVED
Artful7 - RECEIVED
dsign49 - RECEIVED
Juanita Rojas - RECEIVED
sammylouise40 - RECEIVED
duckduckgoose - RECEIVED
ruthe - RECEIVED
maggiebloom - RECEIVED
weatheredhalo - RECEIVED
xyleus - RECEIVED
hrivas - RECEIVED
big toe studio - RECEIVED
HolleyRae - RECEIVED

03-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Me, please!

03-24-2011, 03:25 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you.

03-24-2011, 07:29 PM
I will lurk for now

03-25-2011, 04:20 AM
Im a man of many hobbies n collectables, please sign me up ;)

03-25-2011, 10:20 AM
I'm in!


Juanita Rojas
03-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Welcome CynthiaSillitoe (great to see you again!), Maineatc, Threshold 90, Barbara F and debs 913. Gerry - hope you join in!
Please post your cards in this theme (scroll down to "attach files - manage attachments") - it's fun to see what we're coming up with, and they don't necessarily have to be the cards you actually end up sending in for the swap, just as examples of the theme.

03-25-2011, 06:15 PM
I would love to join this swap!!:jiggy:

Juanita Rojas
03-26-2011, 10:09 AM
Great! Welcome, Gigglefairy!

03-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Here are some I've done for a different games swap.

03-26-2011, 12:57 PM
O.OO pick me to play OOO please pick me

Juanita Rojas
03-26-2011, 04:07 PM
Welcome, Jennie!

03-26-2011, 04:10 PM
I'd like to join!

Juanita Rojas
03-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Welcome, jaeseals!

03-26-2011, 07:19 PM
I'd love to join :)

03-26-2011, 08:30 PM
Sign me up too please!

Juanita Rojas
03-27-2011, 10:18 AM
Welcome to magicjessnrach and duckduckgoose!

Juanita Rojas
03-27-2011, 10:19 AM
Here are some I've done for a different games swap.
Go, debs! Let the games begin!

Juanita Rojas
03-27-2011, 08:34 PM
Great! Welcome, louisezee!

Juanita Rojas
03-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Great, Hazyoatie - welcome!

03-30-2011, 08:05 AM
would love to join in :P

Juanita Rojas
03-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Welcome, Jesimal!

I'm working on my cards - one is a toy (heh heh), one a game, and one a hobby! Fun!

Juanita Rojas
03-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Here's a toy I'm sure we all want hanging around the house....

03-31-2011, 02:21 PM
count me in!

Juanita Rojas
03-31-2011, 03:39 PM
OK, welcome scwk0511!

03-31-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm interested in joining, but I'm still deciding.
I'll see what I think up, and what I can get done, what's on my plate and such...


Juanita Rojas
03-31-2011, 06:06 PM
Great - I'm thinking of making a card for "hobbies." One of my "hobbies" is sketching the tombstones of famous people.......

Juanita Rojas
04-01-2011, 01:38 PM
My hobby: sketching in graveyards - here's Emma Goldman's tomb in "the Communist plot" in Forest Park, Illinois:

04-02-2011, 12:24 PM
There are so many cool swaps out right now, but somehow this one brings out the kid in me- please sign me up!

Juanita Rojas
04-02-2011, 02:22 PM
You're on - there are a lot of options here.....Welcome!

Juanita Rojas
04-02-2011, 02:30 PM
Ancient basketball for girls! Got their game threads on.... Post your cards, it's fun to see what your games, toys and hobbies are.

04-03-2011, 01:08 AM
Hmmm. Lurking...but I have all this cool scrapbook game paper and game book pages I just bought...so...hmmmm.

Juanita Rojas
04-03-2011, 02:34 PM
Hope you can join soon - new papers are so fun! I went to a yard sale last fall at our big scrapbooking store and got tons of stuff for $2!!

04-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Please sign me up!

Juanita Rojas
04-03-2011, 05:39 PM
Welcome, SunTrade!

Juanita Rojas
04-05-2011, 08:54 AM
You're in - welcome!

Juanita Rojas
04-08-2011, 10:41 AM
I peeked - they're very fun!

04-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Here's a toy I'm sure we all want hanging around the house....

Yikes! That is creepy!

04-08-2011, 04:32 PM
Welcome, SunTrade!

Thank you!

04-08-2011, 06:51 PM
Okay I finished mine. I put them in my gallery. I used photgraphy and collage. This 1 was fun. Need an addy please

04-08-2011, 11:29 PM
I want to join Please

Juanita Rojas
04-09-2011, 10:35 AM
Welcome, dsign49! Let the playing begin!

04-11-2011, 02:54 PM
Ok, I had so much fun with this that I made a few extra, which will be in my gallery. The whole series spins off the fact that one of my first phrases was "my doll." Needless to say, I had many, not to mention wonderful doll blankets, clothes, dishes...and, yes, I still have many of them. :)

04-11-2011, 03:46 PM
I would like to join!

04-11-2011, 05:53 PM
AW those are so cute and a great story. I love Raggedy Ann!

Juanita Rojas
04-12-2011, 10:06 AM
Welcome, ruthe!

Juanita Rojas
04-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Cynthia, love your doll cards! Would any of them like to meet my little Chucky?

04-13-2011, 12:59 PM
When I first got in this swap, I thought about drawing some chess pieces. When I went to find my chess board, my son was watching toy story 3, and I thought that would be a perfect idea ... since I love Disney! :)

So I chose to draw Jessie, Woody, and Bullseye, since I am a Texan! Hope you all like them!


04-13-2011, 01:33 PM
Suntrade, Well Howdy, I love your cards. especially horse the face is pricless

04-13-2011, 05:48 PM
Great cards SunTrade!

04-13-2011, 10:01 PM
I'd like to join this swap. Please sign me up.

Juanita Rojas
04-14-2011, 10:45 AM
Welcome, sammylouise40! Time for fun and games!

04-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Unfortunately I'm going to have
to withdraw, please accept my apologies.

Juanita Rojas
04-14-2011, 08:09 PM
OK, DDG - see you later!

04-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Here are my cards.
Need your address please.

Juanita Rojas
04-15-2011, 10:57 AM
Nice game cards, Jill!

04-15-2011, 11:02 AM
Would love to join! Sign me up please! I have a great idea and going to work on it now! I'm still a big kid at heart and love toys and games!

Juanita Rojas
04-15-2011, 03:33 PM
Welcome, KMUsATCs - have fun!

04-15-2011, 04:10 PM
I like to play. Count me in!

Juanita Rojas
04-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Welcome, maggiebloom - play away!

04-17-2011, 02:27 AM
i am not that good at actually drawing so i was wondering if i could do something else like with prinited pictures or magazine pictures

Juanita Rojas
04-17-2011, 10:42 AM
Collages are also welcome, as are digitally enhanced cards. Any medium is fine.

Juanita Rojas
04-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Here's one of Jennie's cards:

04-18-2011, 05:09 PM
I'm perfecting my Scrabble game with

My hubbie loves robots, so here's one in the sandbox:

Okay, sometimes I get weird. Here are my weirdling toys:

Outsider Barbie


The Jeffrey Dahmer Playset (TM)



04-18-2011, 10:33 PM
Mine went in the mail today.

04-19-2011, 03:19 AM
Posted mine to you today!!....:)

Juanita Rojas
04-20-2011, 10:19 AM
Sure you can, who can resist someone with a name like weatheredhalo??!

04-20-2011, 10:08 PM
Cards are on their way! Here's a preview..... Maggie

04-20-2011, 11:11 PM
great cards maggiebloom

04-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Hey sounds wicked can I join???

Juanita Rojas
04-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Sure - you're in!

04-21-2011, 04:06 PM
Cheers i'll get straight on it

I'm really into Monopoly so expect some rather cool themed cards

Cobalt Blue
04-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Sounds like fun! Sign me up please~!

Juanita Rojas
04-22-2011, 10:32 AM
You're in, CobaltBlue! Welcome to the games.

big toe studio
04-23-2011, 12:24 PM
me too.

debs-your point of view on the
"ball" and tile are so fun

big toe studio
04-23-2011, 12:36 PM
debs, again--your barbie is outragous , outragious, outrageous .
(boy,i actually had to look that one up--dont know how to access spellcheck on this site)

anyway fun,fun,fun

Juanita Rojas
04-23-2011, 03:43 PM
I like that decrepit old Barbie. Back in the day, I made clothes for her.....when she had that tall skinny figger. Here's a hobby card recalling those days....I call it "sewing frocks"

04-25-2011, 11:11 PM
my atc's are going in the mail tomorrow :)

Juanita Rojas
04-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Welcome - I didn't realize Scrabble was so popular - we have "playgroup" clubs forming in the area where I live! Sort of like AA, you're right!

04-27-2011, 11:53 PM
Hi! My cards are done; please PM me your address.

These were so much fun that I made extras. Heck, I'll be making extras for some time to come! Thanks, Juanita!

@dsign49 - Cool game boards. I actually had (have?) a mousepad with the ouiji board design on it.

@maggiebloom - I love your darts card! My dad used to play darts, all except the beer. He won a few awards darting, too.

big toe studio
04-28-2011, 09:18 AM
my entries

04-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Those are terrific! Love the crossword puzzle books. My family spends hours on those.

Juanita Rojas
04-28-2011, 10:25 AM
Great cards, big toe - What kind of paper is that? I really like the texture.

04-28-2011, 11:44 AM
Great cards big toe studio!

04-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Big toe what great cards. They are all so cool. If you haven't posted yours toss them in your gallery. I'm a curious soul

Cobalt Blue
04-28-2011, 05:25 PM
Big toe, I love your cards! The Mahjong one is really cool :)
Working on mine now. Uh...I was a bit of a boring kid, just warning you...

04-28-2011, 09:48 PM
Great cards. I forgot all about Mahjong. I love that game.

04-28-2011, 09:49 PM
I don't know how I missed this one! Sign me up!

04-29-2011, 07:50 AM
my cards went postal yesterday...

04-29-2011, 07:52 AM
oops, meant to say they will go postal tomorrow...lol. I will PM you for your address...

Juanita Rojas
04-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Welcome, Laura B !

04-30-2011, 04:04 PM
The Sorry card is a hoot!

05-01-2011, 06:20 AM
Mine were sent a couple of days ago but I have only just uploaded the photos. Hope you like them :)





05-01-2011, 10:10 AM
OO Lovin the Bingo babies!

big toe studio
05-01-2011, 10:39 AM
#1 need your addy please

#2 juanita: love your "sewing frocks" I did that ,too--in the day

#3 the texture on my cards is rough 140# watercolor paper. I love to work with it --very sturdy

#4 jennie--I would love to post these to my gallery,but havent figured out how to do that yet--computer newbie

#5 magic--your bingo babies are terrific -I love the current and vintage mix

05-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Hey Big toe I'll send you how to do it and I''ve figured out how to post them to a thread watch...

05-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Wooo got my three done eventually :P I kinda under estimated how long it would take me to paint the prisoner...

Juanita Rojas
05-01-2011, 02:32 PM
Very cool, xyleus!

05-01-2011, 07:00 PM
Oh my gosh I love your prisoner with his get out of jail free card and all your other creative takes on Monopoly! Fantastic!

05-02-2011, 11:43 AM
Okay, I have dibs on Xyleus' walking the dog card!!!!! I collect walking the dog stuff--art and jewelry especially :) LOVE it.


05-02-2011, 06:55 PM
Can I get your address? My cards are ready.

05-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Hey can I get your address I'm ready to post my cards out :D

05-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Is it too late to join? I'd love to make cards for this theme! I can send them out before the end of the week to ensure enough travel time. :)

Juanita Rojas
05-03-2011, 03:57 PM
There's still time, HolleyRae - welcome!

Cobalt Blue
05-04-2011, 01:03 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw, I'm afraid. I was trying a new technique using varnish on my cards, but I must have used the wrong stuff because all the paint has run and smeared on them :(

Maybe next time will be better. You guys have fun though!

05-04-2011, 01:33 PM
Oh Horrors! What a bummer!

Juanita Rojas
05-04-2011, 02:58 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw, I'm afraid. I was trying a new technique using varnish on my cards, but I must have used the wrong stuff because all the paint has run and smeared on them :(

Maybe next time will be better. You guys have fun though!
The one art medium that really irks me is the various sealers and varnishes. I have used many different kinds, and so many of them aren't what they are supposed to be. I've also ruined a lot of stuff. My sympathies!!

05-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks for your address. My cards are iin the mail.
Ruth E.

05-06-2011, 02:42 PM
The one art medium that really irks me is the various sealers and varnishes. I have used many different kinds, and so many of them aren't what they are supposed to be. I've also ruined a lot of stuff. My sympathies!!
Boy if anyone could ever figure out which spray to use for which project I'd Love to know. And gel sealers leave streaks and get too thick.

Juanita Rojas
05-07-2011, 10:40 AM
...and don't get me started on UTEE!

05-07-2011, 12:33 PM
OO, someone get her started on UTEE. I have no idea what that is and now I'm struck with the curious bug!

05-07-2011, 12:36 PM
I looked it up Kentucky it stands for Ultra thick embosing enamel. Now someone tell me what you do with it.

05-07-2011, 12:40 PM
OOO I found this about it too- http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Techniques/Embossing/967.php Sounds fun, interesting and messy all at once.

05-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Sounds a bit dangerous. Anytime something warns me not to burn myself I'm in trouble especially given the holding it over heat without tipping it.

05-07-2011, 11:03 PM
Goodness, I'm cutting it close! I just finished my cards. I'll send them out on Monday :) Great swap idea!

05-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Terrific cards! I laughed out loud at that Monopoly one. What a hoot!

05-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Game night always seems to end in a flurry of sarcasm and practical jokes... oi! Come to think of it, I don't we have seen a game all the way threw to the end in a good long while...

05-08-2011, 12:11 AM
Fabulous cards HolleyRae

05-11-2011, 05:22 AM
I posted these on the 30 of last month. Hope they arrive soon!

Juanita Rojas
05-11-2011, 10:37 AM
I posted these on the 30 of last month. Hope they arrive soon!
I hope so, too - sometimes it does take this long, sometimes not!

05-11-2011, 10:39 AM
the mail is so slow these days...

Juanita Rojas
05-11-2011, 04:47 PM
YAY!! Got it today - glad the postal service came through!

05-11-2011, 08:07 PM
I just lost THE GAME!!!

05-12-2011, 01:22 PM
That monopoly ATC is sweet :D

05-13-2011, 05:30 AM
alright mine r mailing out today ;)

05-16-2011, 01:31 PM
OOOOO I can't wait!!!! It6's finally the day

Juanita Rojas
05-16-2011, 09:05 PM
It will be fun to see them all at once! I'm awaiting one more set that I expect to get in a day or two, then swappo!!! I hope everyone likes their cards, I'm hoping to mail them out the end of this week. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!!

05-17-2011, 05:46 AM
Yay!!....cant wait...:)

05-18-2011, 02:01 PM
@Xyleus - I love your take on Monopoly pieces!

@Jennie - Your Twister card is delightful!

@Ruthe - I forget what that colored-ring toy is, but I loved it as a kid! (Heck, if I had one right now, I bet'cha I'd be playing it!)

05-19-2011, 08:10 AM
OOO can't wait to get some cards back it's like Christmas

Juanita Rojas
05-19-2011, 07:26 PM
YAY - We're all in, and I'll swap them out on Friday and mail them ASAP -could be Monday, since I always take them to the P.O. to verify weight). I hope we all like our cards!

05-25-2011, 04:01 PM
I feel so late with this, but here are my cards. (What can I say--it's been a fun-busy month.)

05-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Love my cards. First thank you Juanita for hosting this swap. And thank you to artists Holleyrae, Cynthia Sillitoe, and Hazyoatie. Great cards

05-25-2011, 10:48 PM
My cards came today. Love them. I received cards from Artful7, duckduckgoose and maggiebloom. thanks so much for the lovely cards everyone. A Big THANK YOU TO JUANITA FOR HOSTING THIS FUN SWAP>

05-25-2011, 10:56 PM
Woah! My post from 2 hours ago completely disappeared! Well, here goes again. Awesome cards from threshold90 (Stamp collecting), hrivas (Autism is a puzzle 1 of 3), and maggiebloom (Luck...Skill...Beer). Last but not least, a great big shout out to a wonderful host!

05-26-2011, 07:51 PM
:) Great cards arrived today! Thanks to:
1.)Big Toe Studio-"My favorite Games"
2.)Xyleus-"Awww Man!"
3.)Scwk0511-"Games and Toys"
Also, thanks to Juanita for hosting a fun swap.

05-27-2011, 02:04 AM
Love my cards! Thank you Juanita. Thank you artists- Suntrade, debs913, scwk0511.

05-27-2011, 03:11 AM
thanks to Juanita Rojas for hosting n to maineatc, gigglefairy, & scrappea for their wonderful cards :)

05-27-2011, 02:34 PM
My cards have arrived. Big thanks to Hazyoatie, Jesimal, and hrivas, and also to Juanita for hosting. :)

05-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Got my cards! Left itrader and you rocks. thank you to kentuchydakota, louisezee, and weatherhalo!

Thanks Juanita for hosting!

05-27-2011, 10:28 PM
Got my cards. Thanks to threshold90, artful7, gigglefairy and of course juanita rojas for hosting!

05-28-2011, 03:38 AM
got great cards today from KentuckyDakota, Sammylouise40 and Ruthee. Thanks ladies for some great art and to the hostess many thanks for a great theme and swap!

Itraders and rep points left, except for Kentuckydakota. I need to spread the rep points around, but I will come back to you for sure.

05-28-2011, 06:56 AM
Got my cards today!!! Wooo

Artful 7 - sweet :)

Big toe studio - I've got a friend whos going to be jellious of this card ;)

and Juanita - What can I say I love chucky :D

06-09-2011, 04:49 AM
Mine arrived today! Thanks to our great host and louisezee, jaeseals and cynthiasillitoe!

Juanita Rojas
06-12-2011, 04:32 PM
What a gracious and talented bunch of players - thank you all for playing!!