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Vicki Z
04-03-2011, 11:32 AM
Litha/Summer Solstice - Due June 17, 2011
Swap Due Date: June 17
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 17
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited


RETURNS MAILED 6/21


This Swap is about the Summer Solstice, or the Pagan Festival of Midsummer, also known as Litha, and sometimes called St Swithun's Day. It is the longest day of the year, and marks the beginning of summer.
It is often associated with Solstice Bonfires and fireworks.
In some parts of the world, it heralds the rainly season, so is associated with rainstorms, and water.
Midsummer is a magical time of year, a time to harvest next year's supply of herbs (which are believed to be fully potent with miraculous healing powers on this Special Day)
It is a time to create magical wands.

* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* All mediums and styles are welcome. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches,
plus 44 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards,
OR 64 cents postage or two "Forever" stamps if trading 6 cards, or if your cards are extra heavy.
(The 64 cents reflects the increase in postage rates effective last April 17).
Please put the Swap name and your Username on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards.
And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed LEGAL SIZE envelope 4 by 9 1/4, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by June 18, 2010. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username, swap name, and title on the back of each card!

* An extra ATC in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

* Here is some additional information on the Summer Solstice


Wheel of the Year
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_the_year

Summer Solstice - Midsummer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummerhttp://www.circlesanctuary.org/pholi...ersolstice.htm

Feil Sheahain, St. Swithun's Day
http://www.brenna.co.uk/Seasons.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swithun

Magical Wands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wand


Litha/Summer Solstice -
Due June 17, 2011


*1. papersaga
*/. loubie - WITHDREW * ENGLAND
*2. Tambilina - it - Cards received 6/11
*3. Phoenix - it - Cards Received 6/17
*4. CynthiaSillitoe - it - Cards Received 5/10
*/. sammylouise40 - WITHDREW
rn5. cameo - it - Cards received 6/11
*6. Blanche - it - Cards received 6/11
*7. Vicki Z - Cards Received 6/13
*8. MelanieS - it - Cards Received 6/15


* INTERNATIONAL

Vicki Z
04-03-2011, 07:58 PM
you, You, YOU!!!!
You are the FIRST.
Welcome!

loubie
04-04-2011, 10:52 AM
another great theme - would love to join in
england

Vicki Z
04-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Welcome loubie.
I have signed you up.

Vicki Z
04-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Welcome Tambilina.
I have signed you up.

Vicki Z
04-13-2011, 08:27 AM
It was 45 degrees overnight, and it was 72 degrees yesterday.
Now that is almost "summer" weather.

Come on, SUMMER!!!!

Phoenix
04-19-2011, 12:14 AM
:cool:

I know it will come as a shock, but I'd like to sign up (you might as well just automatically put me on the list for all pagan swaps...LOL).

Seriously though, I'm two swaps away from having done every pagan holiday for a year. That's very special to me!

Blessed Be

Vicki Z
04-19-2011, 08:52 AM
Thanks for letting me know your cards are coming, papersaga.
I will watch for them.

Vicki Z
04-19-2011, 08:54 AM
Welcome Phoenix.
Glad to see you signing up.
I was just wondering if you had missed this one.
Yes, having all the cards for the full Wheel of the Year is wonderful.
B.B.

CynthiaSillitoe
04-19-2011, 12:21 PM
How did I miss this? I'm in....off to check the stash for something summery...

Vicki Z
04-19-2011, 12:53 PM
Welcome CynthiaSillitoe.
Glad to have you join us.
I have signed you up.

sammylouise40
04-22-2011, 01:23 PM
I would like to join please. :)

Vicki Z
04-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Welcome sammylouise40.
I have signed you up.

Vicki Z
04-26-2011, 01:20 PM
Oh dear, it is 32 degrees today, and back to winter.
No wonder no one is signing up for a Summer Swap.

CynthiaSillitoe
05-03-2011, 03:19 PM
Mailing my cards Wednesday, 5/4. It was fun to work with warm colors!

Vicki Z
05-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Beautiful cards!!!
Yes, Nature has been teasing us with warm weather, then throwing us back into winter.
These simply make one feel warm.
Thank you for posting.

cameo
05-03-2011, 06:35 PM
Would love to play... Thanks for the links again so that. I can be inspired!

Vicki Z
05-04-2011, 08:38 AM
Welcome cameo.
I have signed you up.

Blanche
05-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Summer Solstice is an amazing act of nature! I would love to join in on the Celebration!

Vicki Z
05-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Welcome Blanche.
I have signed you up.

Vicki Z
05-11-2011, 09:59 AM
First cards received.
Thank you CynthiaSillitoe, for being so FAST.
Thank you also for the hostie card.

MelanieS
05-11-2011, 09:32 PM
I would like to join this swap please!
Thanks! Melanie:cute:

Vicki Z
05-19-2011, 11:38 AM
Welcome MelanieS.
I have signed you up.

Vicki Z
06-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Yeh for SUMMER!
Let's celebrate sunshine and warmth!!!

Blanche
06-07-2011, 07:49 PM
It's already full speed ahead with Summer down here! Temps in the 90's everyday. I actually prefer that to being cold!

My cards went in the msil today.

Vicki Z
06-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Thanks for letting me know.
I will watch for your cards.

Blanche
06-07-2011, 10:03 PM
You are welcome! This was fun & a bit challenging too! Does any one know when the actual Summer Solstice is this year? It's usually around June 21-ish, but I noticed the full moon is on the 16th. Do they usually correspond?

Vicki Z
06-08-2011, 07:17 AM
FAB cards, Tambilina.
Can't wait to meet them in person.
I will let you know when they arrive.

Vicki Z
06-08-2011, 01:38 PM
You are welcome! This was fun & a bit challenging too! Does any one know when the actual Summer Solstice is this year? It's usually around June 21-ish, but I noticed the full moon is on the 16th. Do they usually correspond?


According to my calendar, the Summer Solstice for 2011 is June 21st
Of course, to be totally accurate, the "longest day" is really several days together, not just one day.
The longest days this year run from June 17 through June 25th, all being the longest, and of the same length of daylight. June 21st is right in the middle of that run of longest days.

cameo
06-10-2011, 12:01 AM
Hi Vicki

My cards went out yesterday. Hope they get there on time!

Thanks
Cameo

Vicki Z
06-10-2011, 07:15 AM
Thanks for the heads up.
I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

Phoenix
06-11-2011, 02:30 AM
Tamblina, I love, love, love your cards!!

Vicki, my cards will be done tomorrow, but probably won't get in the mail til monday; do you think they will make it?? I hope so!!

Vicki Z
06-11-2011, 09:15 AM
Phoenix,
Your cards should get here in time.
I will watch for them.

MelanieS
06-11-2011, 01:38 PM
Mine are postal today!

Vicki Z
06-13-2011, 07:51 AM
AWESOME cards received from Tambilina, Blanche, and Cameo.
Such BEA-U-TIFUL art.

Phoenix
06-15-2011, 03:15 AM
I forgot to post my scans of the cards that I sent!

Here is a peek:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Midsummer_Bonfire.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=234418) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Midsummer_Magic.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=234419) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Sun_Glory.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=234420)

Vicki Z
06-15-2011, 08:24 AM
Gorgeous cards, Phoenix.
Can't wait to see them IRL.
Thank you for posting so we can all be inspired.

Vicki Z
06-16-2011, 08:42 AM
AWESOME cards received from MelanieS.
Thank you so much for the hostie card.

sammylouise40
06-16-2011, 12:29 PM
I'm going to need to withdraw.

Vicki Z
06-16-2011, 02:10 PM
No problem.
Thanks for letting me know.
I will withdraw you.

Blanche
06-21-2011, 10:04 AM
May the Summer Solstice bring you joy and a renewal of spirit all summer long!!

Vicki Z
06-21-2011, 12:50 PM
What a wonderful Blessing, Blanche.
Thank you!

Vicki Z
06-21-2011, 12:51 PM
I just got back from the post office, and returns have been mailed.
US participants should have their cards by the end of this week.
International, unfortunately, will have to wait a bit longer.

When your cards arrive, please remember to give iTrader (to me) and "You Rock" rep points (to the players whose cards you receive in your returns). This is a great way to say thank you for the card, and also then everyone knows where their creations ended up.

Thank you all for participating.

Blanche
06-25-2011, 02:05 PM
Loved this swap, thank you Vicki for hosting!
Received awesome cards from Cameo, CynthiaSillitoe, and Vicki Z!

CynthiaSillitoe
06-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Yay! I got mine! Thanks to Blanche, Phoenix, and VickiZ. :)

Phoenix
06-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Ah, CythithaSiltoe, aren't we just the swap buddies! I got your wonderful Solstice Scentics! And it sounds like you got one of mine!

Thank you MelanieS for the LOVELY Spritel; so much heart and talent in one little card!

Thank you, Tambilina. I'm soooo excited to have gotten one of your lovely pieces. I've told you how much I love your work!

And as always, :notworthy: the bestest hostess around...love you and your swaps!!

Off to leave reps and i-traders now. What great returns!!!!

Phoenix
06-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Tambilina, the system won't let me give you a rep yet....surprise surprise, I guess I have been complimenting you a lot...lol....I owe you one!!!

Vicki Z
07-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Everyone has acknowledged receipt of their cards, so I am closing down this thread.
If anyone has forgotten itrades or You Rock! points, you can still give these out, even after the Thread is closed.

Thanks again for participating.