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03-27-2011, 11:10 AM
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Due Date: May 14. 2011
Sign-up Date: None as long as cards are on time
Withdraw Date: None as long as you communicate
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 30 (International Welcome)
Medium: Hand Drawn/ Hand Painted, Fabric, Mixed Media, Collage (collage must also include mixed media or hand-rendered elements, no stickers please).

April Showers Bring May Flowers
Flowers are the focus of this swap – real or imaginary! After a long, gray winter, it will be nice to see some bright, vibrant colors or maybe some delicate pastels. You decide what your flowers will consist of.

Please do…
·Include your username on back of all cards and envelopes
·Include your swap name on back of all cards and envelopes
·Real name and location is optional but always nice
·Consider posting your finished cards to the thread. Everyone loves eye candy!
·Do your best work. Make cards you would like to get in return. To the best of my ability, I will be trading effort for effort.
·Have fun!!

Mailing Instructions:
US Players: please send legal/business SASE
International Players: please send return address label and i'll cover the postage (if you have a US dollar to contribute to the cause it would be greatly appreciated, but if not I'll be more than happy to provide return postage.)

Hostess cards are always appreciated but never required! :wubclub:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to PM me!

So… who wants to play?
0. Me!
1. Jean
2. arlie707
3. BarbaraF
4. Jennie
5. RachelMarie
6. KittyNL
7. Maineatc
9. NancyL
10. Catey
11. novasmem
12. alanabannana
13. Gerry - withdrew
13b. shayNOLA
14. Soto
15. Elena
16. Donnacr
17. Wil Opio Oguta
18. flowerlily64
19. blueachors3
20. miloccpep
21. itti
22. LadyKristiana - withdrew
23. hgsv1549 - withdrew
24. B_anne
25. StudioBlue
26. Pennyquilter
27. mrubyjean
28. Threshold90
29. Pochadiva
30. Margiepoo

Waiting List:

03-27-2011, 11:22 AM
I do! Now that the snow is melting, I'm ready for some flowers!

03-27-2011, 11:25 AM
I am so wanting spring to show her face! We still have snow!
Would love to be a part of your flower swap!

03-27-2011, 12:01 PM
WOW! this got approved fast! :eek:

I am so glad you decided to join, Jean!

Welcome arlie707! Happy to have you!

03-27-2011, 01:13 PM
Please may I be on the list. All my iris and jonquils are blooming, the citrus trees are in bloom, leaves are popping out all over, and it's going to be in the 80's this week and then go up to the 90's by next week.

I love Arizona

03-27-2011, 01:28 PM
sign me up please! :)

03-27-2011, 03:16 PM
I have been working in my garden all day. It was such a beautiful sunny Spring day. I am ready for some flowers!

I would love to join.

03-27-2011, 04:37 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you.

03-27-2011, 04:37 PM
Please add me to the list

03-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Please sign me up.

03-27-2011, 05:59 PM
I would love to play please

03-27-2011, 06:05 PM
I would like to play too....

03-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you.

03-27-2011, 07:54 PM
looks like I better sign up now and not lurk. I'd love to play

03-27-2011, 08:00 PM
WOW!!! I am so happy to return today to such a response! Such enthusiasm should make for an awesome swap!

Welcome Everyone! I am updating the list now. :D

03-27-2011, 08:06 PM
... AND may I add a special welcome to the new members of AFA signing up! I hope you enjoy the swap! :)

03-27-2011, 10:26 PM
I would love to play...please sign me up!

03-28-2011, 01:01 AM
I wanna play :D

Wil Opio Oguta
03-28-2011, 02:01 AM
I love flowers. Please sign me up:rolleyes:

03-28-2011, 02:28 AM
My flowers are going into hibernation for Winter but this will be a lovely way to remember the beauty they had when alive - sign me up please

03-28-2011, 07:28 AM
I would like to play.

03-28-2011, 07:34 AM
:sad: oh oh looks like I have been missed in the rush...or else you dont want me in your swap :sad:

03-28-2011, 09:23 AM

03-28-2011, 09:30 AM
First, let me aplologize, Gerry!! :eek: You bet I want you in the swap!!!! :yes: I am so sorry for the oversight. Adding you now.

03-28-2011, 09:33 AM
I wake up and we have a whole new group to add!! I am very excited that all of you are so excited! :jiggy:
You all make me want to get my paints out and start painting right now! ... but I will go add you so none of you suffer the fate of poor Gerry! ;)

03-28-2011, 11:21 AM
Include me please.

03-28-2011, 12:30 PM
Happy to, Rita! :)

03-28-2011, 12:42 PM
Can i play too, please?

03-28-2011, 02:38 PM
Delighted to have you, itti!! :yes:

03-28-2011, 02:40 PM
I was in a painting mood and got one card done. Thought I would share so it is attached below. :)

03-28-2011, 02:49 PM
Absolutely, LadyKristianna! Love your work!

03-28-2011, 03:46 PM
I have been doing collage and mixed media lately, but this was the challenge to start painting again! I took some pictures last year of some beautiful red poppies in my garden. I love poppies .... and painting :jiggy: !

03-28-2011, 04:10 PM
Gorgeous, Kitty!! So vibrant!

03-28-2011, 04:26 PM
I would love to join in this one please?

03-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Well, I would love to have you -- both of you! :)
Signing you up now.

03-28-2011, 05:45 PM
Can I have the last spot, or are you full?

03-28-2011, 06:04 PM
There is room and I am happy to add both of you. :v_spin:

03-28-2011, 06:24 PM
If imaginary flowers are OK, I'd love to join!

03-28-2011, 09:59 PM
imaginary, whimsical, realistic... you decide!
You are on the list, mrubyjean. :)

03-29-2011, 03:56 AM
ohh love the cards shown so far, cant wait to get my paints out again, I have been neglecting them lately.
I know you really wanted me in your swap AnnaAardvark, you was just testing me to see if I was paying attention.;)

03-29-2011, 04:02 AM
Id like to play did I make it??? :chatterbox:

03-29-2011, 06:10 AM
ohh love the cards shown so far, cant wait to get my paints out again, I have been neglecting them lately.
I know you really wanted me in your swap AnnaAardvark, you was just testing me to see if I was paying attention.;)

Yes... You caught me... that's what I was doing! lol! It had nothing to do with my absent-mindedness or anything like that. Just keep swimming... lalalala :twitcy:

03-29-2011, 06:12 AM
I got you all signed up, Tresh. Thanks for playing with us!

03-29-2011, 06:54 AM
Oooo... some fabulouse artist and art in here (love them Anna and Kitty)

03-29-2011, 04:33 PM
I will play...looks like I just made it!

03-29-2011, 05:29 PM
There is room for both of you and that takes us to full! :)

Any further interest and I will start a waiting list.

03-30-2011, 03:12 AM
here are my cards :D

03-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Mine will go in the mail today.

03-30-2011, 12:47 PM
blueanchors3: Thank you for posting to the thread and sharing your lovely flowers with us!

NancyL: Great! I will be watching for them.

03-30-2011, 03:28 PM
One down, one card being **scrubbed** down, lol. I hope I'll be able to reuse it when it dries. My rose turned out looking like...well, 'blob' would be kind. I like my sweet pea, though! That was Dad's nickname for me, so I felt close to him painting it. *s*

03-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Lovely sweet pea, Jean. :)
I have had blobby roses before. LOL!

03-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Here are two for the swap I'm posting.

03-30-2011, 08:59 PM
Jean love the sweet pea. Pochadiva I love your cards too. I'm thinking of doing mine in cross stitch.

03-31-2011, 10:15 AM
I finished another card yesterday. They started out as one thing and ended up as another. Oh well.

Ok..I'm adding my last card.

03-31-2011, 10:38 AM
I finished another card yesterday. They started out as one thing and ended up as another. Oh well.

Some of my best cards happen that way! :laugh:
Very pretty flowers!

03-31-2011, 11:15 AM
Some of my best cards happen that way! :laugh:
Very pretty flowers!

Thanks Tracey. Hope to finish my last card today.

04-01-2011, 10:09 PM
AkkkK!!! I can't believe I missed this!! Why, oh why, didn't you message me???:cry:

04-01-2011, 11:07 PM
Aw, Rebecca, I'm sorry. :(
I would be happy to put you on the waiting list. In my last swap, I had several people drop before the end and it had less openings than this so you never know. :wubclub:

04-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Yes please put me on the waiting list!!

04-02-2011, 11:22 AM
Yes please put me on the waiting list!!

Will do! :yes:

04-02-2011, 03:01 PM
PAMI - I received your beautiful cards in the mail today. Thanks for the extra! I am going to have a hard time choosing - they are all so lovely.

04-04-2011, 12:45 PM
NancyL - Your fabulous cards arrived today! Thank you for the extra! They are beautiful.

04-05-2011, 05:00 PM
blueanchors3: Colleen, I wanted to let you know that your pretty flowers arrived today. :)

04-05-2011, 05:36 PM
Ya I'm glad u got them.

04-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Geez... this is what I get when I try to limit the amount of time on the computer!! I missed your swap!!! :(
May I get on your waiting list?

04-05-2011, 09:25 PM
I would love nothing better, Shay! ... well, other than you actually being in the swap that is... :unsure: LOL!
adding you to the list!

04-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Roses: 3 collage roses on rose background of same.
Do I have to 'improve' on this one? I am using the background as 'the other media'.

Using the branches from the background card, collaged Punch flowers,cutout leaves, sharpies colors. Petals are NOT glued down. They can be folded up to give a 3D effect.
2 more to go.

04-06-2011, 07:35 AM
Those are so pretty, Rita!
As for the mixed media, each card has to have some kind of stamping, painting, drawing, inking, altering, etc. I am not sure if you have that in your background or not but if you do, then yes, they are fine. If not, then they will need you to add some kind of additional hand-rendered elements.
I really like how you have the leaves on the second card as a 3-D effect! very cool!

04-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Thank you. The 'Rose' does not have any of the mixed media mentioned. I'll see to it the rest of the cards follow these instructions.

Okay, this is the new Rose card. I drew a few ants on the rose petals. Mixed media collage and hand drawn. Hope this is acceptable?

04-06-2011, 09:37 PM
My gardens are all done and will be on their way as soon ass I get an address...please =)

Here is a peek

04-06-2011, 09:55 PM
How pretty, flowerlily!

04-07-2011, 01:11 AM
I'v edited post 76 with an upload of the new rose.

04-07-2011, 09:56 AM
LOL! That is a very cool addition, Rita! :laugh:
I am excited to see your cards in real life.

04-07-2011, 06:27 PM
Ha! Ha! I LOVE how the ant on the bottom has its butt sticking out of the rose! Very cute!

04-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Today was a good mail day! :D

I received returns from... Elena (LOVE your cards and thanks so much for the extra!), KittyNL (gorgeous poppies and thank you for the extra card!), and Margiepoo (Your sparkly cards are so pretty!) I am off to update the list.

04-07-2011, 11:56 PM
Stamped and collage.

Stamped sunflower with white inkpad stamp on black stockcard, collage with cutout sunflower. Sunflowers are masked stamped.

One more to go.

04-08-2011, 05:53 AM
Ooooh, I like the white on black effect, Rita!

04-08-2011, 09:29 AM
I can't wait until my flowers pop up in the spring! Please sign me up. I'm new but eager!
Hi to Everyone

04-08-2011, 11:00 AM
Hi Cambria! Welcome to ATCs for All!

This swap is currently full but more often than not, life comes up and players have to drop for various reasons. We keep a waiting list for just such an occasion. I would be happy to add you to it. :)

04-08-2011, 01:01 PM
Thanks Mrubyjean :)

04-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Oh heck! I just sealed my envelop and forgot to scan my flowers!
I made lilics, tulips, Jonquil, and Iris.
Guess you'll have to just wait to see them. :notworthy:

04-08-2011, 04:46 PM
They sound very pretty and I love surprises!! :D

04-10-2011, 11:15 AM
miloccpep, I love those dramatic sunflowers!

04-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks Martha. We can arrange something... soon.

04-10-2011, 04:04 PM
Ok, finally got four done - two sweet peas, a camellia and Japanese magnolias. Bleechy allergies or a bug acting up the past while..yuk!

04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
Jean, those are wonderful! :D

04-10-2011, 08:37 PM
SOTO, your lovely cards have arrived safe and sound. Thank you so much for the extra. I love the colors.

04-11-2011, 11:30 PM
My final card!

Simple as it may looked, it took 3 flower-stamps to accomplish that! The lady bug is also stamped. Both are touched up with brush markers. I am experimenting with chalk background, using cotton buds to smudge.

I have your addy Tracey. You'v not moved house have you?

04-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Such a cute card, Rita! and no, I haven't moved. I will keep an eye out for your cards. :)

04-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Happy Mail Day!! Cards have arrived from Pochadiva, Pennyquilter, and Flowerlily. Thank you very much for the extra cards!! :jiggy:

04-16-2011, 07:08 AM
Cards came from StudioBlue today. They are so colorful and vibrant - a nice contrast to the gray skies we have.
Thank you for the extra!

04-18-2011, 09:21 AM
tried a new idea. Drew flowers on tissue paper and gel medium over a watercolor background then used colored pencil to color in. The flower pot is just watercolor pencil

04-18-2011, 09:26 AM
What a cool technique! These are lovely!

04-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Here are mine ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_FLSwap1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_FLSwap2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_FLSwap3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_FLSwap4.jpg

04-19-2011, 03:48 AM
Wonderful cards, mrubyjean!! I love how the red one seems to glow and the one to the left of that is magnificent!

04-21-2011, 05:31 PM
I finished my cards! I will be sending them out first thing tomorrow morning!

04-21-2011, 06:19 PM
My flowers are in my gallery, All are flowers that grow in the Arizona Desert where I live.
I need and addy please.

04-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Everyone has been so diligent in this swap! :D

PMing you now, Jennie.

04-22-2011, 12:10 PM
Catey, your cards have arrived and thank you so much for the extra. A special thank you for the watercolor paper!! You are a sweetheart! :wubclub:

Wil Opio Oguta
04-23-2011, 01:48 PM
My cards are done and will go into the mail later this week. Here are the pictures:

04-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Sorry AnnaArdvark my muse has deserted me on this swap, so I will drop out in time for someone on the waiting list to join in my place.

04-23-2011, 08:57 PM
No problem, Gerry. I understand completely and I hope she finds you again soon. :)

04-25-2011, 01:15 PM
mrubyjean, your beautiful, vibrant cards have arrived! Thank you so very much for the hostess card!! :wubclub:

Rachelmarie, your lovely cards have also arrived safe and sound. :)

04-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Oops, missed and envelope...

miloccpep, your cards have also arrived! Love your funny little ants on the roses. That is too cute! Thank you very much for the extra card!

04-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Since Gerry had to leave us, a spot has opened up to the waiting list. I will PM momoeight and see if she is still interested.

Sorry AnnaArdvark my muse has deserted me on this swap, so I will drop out in time for someone on the waiting list to join in my place.

04-25-2011, 08:26 PM
Glad to know my cards arrived safe and sound!

04-25-2011, 09:03 PM
Since Gerry had to leave us, a spot has opened up to the waiting list. I will PM momoeight and see if she is still interested.

I'm still waiting patiently, too! :cool:

04-26-2011, 07:02 AM
I'm still waiting patiently, too! :cool:

Well, guess who has to wait no more!! :jiggy:
I am officially adding you to the list now!

04-26-2011, 09:37 PM
Well, guess who has to wait no more!! :jiggy:
I am officially adding you to the list now!

YAY!! I've got my ATCs ready to go. Here are three of them but I'll be sending a surprise fourth in the oil pastel and ink wash technique. :wubclub:

04-26-2011, 11:11 PM
WOW! that was fast!!! :laugh:
I can't wait to see your surprise card! These are terrific! :D

04-27-2011, 12:17 AM
Wow shayNOLA those r grt :)

04-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Thanks, Threshold90!:)
:laugh: Tracey, that's why I was waiting so patiently... I had them done as soon as I saw your swap and got on your waiting list! I had my fingers crossed that you would have room for me the whole time!! :laugh:

04-27-2011, 05:03 PM
shayNOLA, those are great cards! Love the colors of each one! awesome. I tried to give you a you rock point, but it said i couldn't because I already gave you one. Haha

04-28-2011, 06:24 AM
I'd love to be added to the waiting list as well (though I realize that there most likely won't be 2 people dropping out within the next few days heh, and since I am in EU I do need some extra time for my cards to reach the US.. but we'll see!! :))

04-29-2011, 10:43 AM
I'd love to be added to the waiting list as well (though I realize that there most likely won't be 2 people dropping out within the next few days heh, and since I am in EU I do need some extra time for my cards to reach the US.. but we'll see!! :))

It can't hurt to be on the waiting list. ;)
I had several people drop out at the last minute of my last swap so who knows? I will be happy to add you!

04-29-2011, 08:57 PM
Jennie, I opened my mailbox to find your beautiful flowers blooming there! :)

04-30-2011, 06:14 AM
My first two are ready.

04-30-2011, 07:22 AM
Oh my Itti..they are incredible

04-30-2011, 08:55 AM
itti, They are gorgeous. What fabulous technique and talent

04-30-2011, 10:13 AM
itti- i agree wit all them above me, beautiful cards

04-30-2011, 10:29 AM
itti - Really pretty! The golden tones behind the morning glory are gorgeous.

Jean - I received your beautiful watercolor cards today. Thank you so much for the extras!! As always, you are so very generous and I am delighted to be the recipient of your lovely art. I thoroughly enjoyed your correspondence and understand exactly what you mean about the waist deep snow. My in-laws live in Northern New Jersey. I, on the other hand, live in southern New Jersey and it is quite a bit milder here. They usually get double the snow that we do. That is not to say, however, that we don't get our fair share! ;) I certainly wouldn't want any more! :laugh:

05-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Re: the waist-deep snow: when I was in NJ, I went out onto the back stoop to feed the birds and stepped right off it - it was just a raised cement stoop, no railing, clearly! lol - into snow up to my waist! That was bad, but I was wearing a SKIRT! Brr. I'll never forget looking around me in surprise at my skirt floating on the top of the snow around me. LOL Talk about a surprise!

I'm watching the large magnolia across the street with anticipation. The buds are showing colour and soon the tree will be a mass of purply-pink blossoms.

I sure do miss azaleas, though...Mama had huge ones that looked like great scoops of strawberry ice cream on the lawn when they flowered.

05-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Ok yeah I learned to post my pictures

05-02-2011, 11:03 AM
My cards are on their way!

05-02-2011, 01:34 PM
I feel guilty laughing but that is so funny, Jean!! :biglaugh: Sounds just like something I would do!

05-02-2011, 01:36 PM
I will be watching for you lovely flowers, itti.

05-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Wil Opio Oguta - Your cards have arrived and are stunning! The contrast of colors is wonderful! :D Thank you very much for the hostess card too!!

05-04-2011, 07:49 AM
I was sure that I had your address but I don't - my cards will be in the mail as soon as I get that address, thanks

05-04-2011, 02:53 PM
not going to be able to make the mail by date on this sorry....have to drop out:mad:

05-04-2011, 10:33 PM
I understand, Sabina. Those due dates can sneak up on you sometimes. Sorry to lose you.

05-05-2011, 07:44 PM
Oh, how lovely, B anne!

05-07-2011, 12:16 AM
Happy Mail Day! I received cards from B_anne and shayNOLA and what beauties they are!! Thanks a bunch for the extras! I will treasure them!

05-08-2011, 09:20 AM
cards are going in the mail tomorrow...will post pic later..happy mother's day all

05-08-2011, 09:14 PM
Novasmem - those are gorgeous!

Thanks...used a variety of media...Twinkling h2o's, alcohol inks, prismacolor pencil and markers

05-09-2011, 09:43 AM
Mine r going out today :D

05-09-2011, 02:27 PM
Beautiful flowers, novasmem!

05-09-2011, 02:30 PM
Beautiful flowers, novasmem!! Great colors too and I love your interpretive approach! :yes:

05-09-2011, 02:32 PM
itti - I have received your enchanting flowers and thank you for the extra! Thank you also for the postage. :)

Threshlold90 - I will keep a lookout for them. :radar:

05-09-2011, 06:45 PM
I have mailed my cards this weekend - hope you get them in time.

05-13-2011, 07:37 AM
Threshold90: Your cards have arrived safe and sound. :)

arlie707: No worries! They will get here. ;)

05-13-2011, 01:13 PM
Oh, my, what a gorgeous thread this is. Thanks for posting so much wonderful eye candy, everybody!

05-14-2011, 01:00 PM
HAPPY NEWS!! Cards arrived from Barbara F and arlie707!

That means EVERYONE'S cards are here and I can commence swapping. I will try to have the returns in the mail by Monday so look for flowers blooming in your mailboxes soon!

As you receive your returns, please remember to leave rep points for the artists' whose cards your receive and iTrader for your hostess -- me! ;)

05-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Glad mine made it, cant wait to c what i get back ;)

05-14-2011, 04:01 PM
great job everyone for being on time players...looking forward to returns

05-14-2011, 07:32 PM
*happy dancing* Ok, not dancing but swaying! ;)

05-14-2011, 08:47 PM
Novasmem that 3rd one in is so beautiful, well done

05-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Cards are swapped! Phew! :swoon:

I hope everyone likes what they got in returns. Enjoy those flowers. I have to go out and water my gardens now. :)

05-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Can't wait to see whose cards coming my way! Thank you wonderful host!

05-16-2011, 01:27 PM
OOOO I can't wait!!!

05-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Hurry, Postal Service! We don't have to water the gardens here, we're in the midst of a week or so of rain...lovely!

05-18-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm happy to report that I received my awesome returns. Thanks for the gorgeous cards from Elena, Shaynola and PAMI. I can't wait to put them on display.

05-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Got mine!!! Itti - Bright -n- Yello (lovely card... I've always loved your art but it seems the only way I'm able to have you in my collection is through swaps!)
Rachel Marie - Pink Tulip (yay... you know I love your flowers... I have so many of them!! I love this one, too).
mrubyjean - Purple-Golden Blossom - Awesome!! I hope this is the beginning of an extensive collection of your art. :)
Tracey, thanks for hosting such an awesome swap!

05-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Yay! I am so happy the returns are starting to roll in! :yes:

05-18-2011, 08:27 PM
I got my cards. EEEEEE... They are gorgeous. First thank you Anna Aardvark for being such a wonderful host, BarbaraF, I got one of your wonderful roses, Rachelmarie, beautiful flower, I love the name "Stolen from my neighbors yard" the flower is great the name is hysterical. Blueanchors3, what a wonderful tiger lily. Great job everyone.

05-19-2011, 02:49 AM
thanks to annaardvark for hosting, n to miloccpep, blueanchors, & margipoo for their grt ATCs

05-19-2011, 07:28 AM
thanks annaardvark for hosting a great swap and for my lovely returns from yourself, Jennie and arlie707

Wil Opio Oguta
05-19-2011, 05:52 PM
My cards arrived today as well. Thanks to Miloccpep, Jonquilt and Margiepoo. And of course a big thank you to our hostess. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

05-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Mine arrived today too! I love them all! I was so excited to see then in my mailbox.
Thanks so much for hosting this swap Annaardvark! I'm very happy with my returns!
BarbaraF- I got your "Rose" card! Very cool!
Studio Blue- got your colorful flowers with the blue background! Love it!
AlanaBannana- Got your "Golden Coreopsis"! Its beautiful!

BarbaraF- I just tried giving you a "you Rock!" but it won't let me, because I just gave you one the other day for a different swap. Lame.

05-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Mine came today also.
Thanks annaardvark for hosting this fun swap.
Great flowers from arlie707, Studio Blue and blueanchors. I don't believe I have ever received cards from any of you before.

05-20-2011, 08:24 PM
I love the gorgeous flowers that bloomed in my mailbox from Pochadiva, Elena and Catey!
AnnaAardvark ~ thanks for the lovely returns and a wonderful swap to welcome the Spring!

05-20-2011, 09:06 PM
I'd be really dingy if I didn't publicly thank Tracey for hosting a fabulous swap. Glad I was able to join in time!

05-21-2011, 01:54 PM
Thanks so much to those from whom I just received cards for this swap : NancyL, Jean, and FlowerLily 64, and a special thanks to our host, AnnAardvark! Great job, all!


05-21-2011, 04:39 PM
I'm so happy that everyone had fun and are now enjoying their returns. It was a pleasure to host this swap. :)

05-22-2011, 10:36 PM
I received my returns from SOTO, NancyL and alanabannana...thank you ladies for the great cards and thank you to our great hostess!

05-23-2011, 11:35 AM
I received beautiful flowers from Maineatc, Novasmem and B_Anne! Thanks so much Tracey for hosting !!

05-23-2011, 10:10 PM
Today I received my gorgeous spring flowers from: jean, barbara F and alanabannana.

Thanks for a wonderful swap Anna

off to leave points for all

05-24-2011, 01:21 AM
Cards from Threshold1290 for Spring has sprung, Margie Poo for Kaleidescope flower 3, and from Wil Opio- fabric flower. Thank you all. Now to leave REP and itrader!

05-24-2011, 11:52 PM
Mine finally arrived....collaged flowers from flowerlily64, a bird of paradise from mrubyjean, and bleeding hearts from Shaynola. thanks anna for hosting!

05-26-2011, 06:04 PM
I received such lovely cards today from: Pochadiva, Donnacr and Maineatc! Thanks so much to AnnaAardvark for a fun swap!

05-26-2011, 07:14 PM
I received such lovely cards today! Thank you so much to our charming hostess whom I personally believe is a goodwitch and the artists -
from Donnacr I received the beautiful orange xstitch flower - orange is one of my very favourite colours and I can't wear it so have a lot of orange stuff to enjoy, lol
and from Pami for the oh-so-pretty pink tulips (I like tulips a lot but I *love* pink ones)
and from itti, pink Ranunculus!!!! NOBODY knows ranunculus, it seems, and I LOVELOVELOVE them!

Does anyone else hear the Twilight Zone theme, or is it me? lol
off to leave rep!

05-27-2011, 05:21 PM
Thanks for my fabulous returns from Catey,Kittynl,Mrubyjean and an extra from AnnaA...

Simply amazing hosting job too...