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NancyL
05-01-2011, 05:08 PM
Torn Text Swap-Due July 1st

Number of cards-3/3 or 6/6

Media-Open but see note below

Number of players-unlimited BUT must sign up by June 3rd

Just went to the spring library sale and picked up books of different foreign texts and a big fat, gold edged English dictionary. Lots of text and so I'm doing a swap to use some of it.

Edges of your text MUST be torn. It may be the focal point of your ATC or the background. all your cards must be different.

Media NOTE-
You may use paint, ink, chalk, markers, stamped images, postage stamps, tissue, embossed images, thread, other papers, napkins....adhesives...wax if sealed....

You may NOT use decorative brads, fake flowers, fake (or real) jewels, stickers,
danglies, any scrapbooking 3D items....

Mailing directions-
*Protect all cards in sleeves. Use minimal tape to keep them from dancing in the envelope.
US players- Send along a business-size(long), self addressed stamped envelope
with at least 44 cents postage.
International players- Send along a large address label....and a dollar if possible. If
not, don't worry as I will cover.

Questions? ask in thread or PM me.

Who is ready to tear some text?

1. RedHeartStudio
2. Elena
3. ScrapPea
4. Art By Camilla
5. debra
6. Manda Makes Cards
7. CynthiaSillitoe
8. oddbreed
9. hrivas
10. tjs
11. Maineatc
12. Tambilina
13. loubie
14. Katelnorth
15. Jennie
16. lafaver55
17. Dilys
18. melfaye
19. Cherie
20. Lilthamel
21. Cecileb
22. Mouseit
23. cardgal
24. louisezee
25. Hazyoatie
26. sogrady
27. AtlantaShoegirl
28. trekaroo
29. michelemergesmartens
30. Joni Owens
31. gteendryad
32.Autumnsensation
33. LJ8677
34. TIFFANY186
35. callalily
36.theweavershand
37.cottonthistle___________________________
SIGN UPS CLOSED

RedHeartStudio
05-02-2011, 01:00 AM
NancyL....I love to tear paper and text!! I wanna play!!! :)

scwk0511
05-02-2011, 02:50 AM
add me to this swap please!

citykitten
05-02-2011, 04:53 AM
I would like to play - text is one of my fav emphemera

Elena
05-02-2011, 06:55 AM
Can I join?

Titrania
05-02-2011, 07:07 AM
Perfect! Been pondering making something with text. May I join?

Art By Camilla
05-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Oh, I'd love to play! Please sign me up?

Camilla

Wil Opio Oguta
05-02-2011, 10:44 AM
I love to join!

Manda Makes Cards
05-02-2011, 11:40 AM
Please add me to this swap :D

CynthiaSillitoe
05-02-2011, 11:50 AM
Count me in!

NancyL
05-02-2011, 12:57 PM
added and added.....mice way to greet the new day...with so many players!

oddbreed
05-02-2011, 01:06 PM
oh yeaaaaa sign me up too please!:)

duckduckgoose
05-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Sign me up too!

tjs
05-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Can you sign me up please... thanx!

goatgirl
05-02-2011, 03:20 PM
Could you explain what you mean when you say we can use wax "if sealed"?

NancyL
05-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Whatever you adhere with beeswax has a better chance of staying on if you seal the card. I use a floor finish by Pledge. i think mrubyjean mentions sealing beeswax cards in her tutorial on using beeswax asnd napkins. My thought is that you can be creative with your adhesive, but I want eyerything to stay stuck.
and I'm doing more adding. this is certainly my kind of math!

HollyBear
05-02-2011, 09:09 PM
Love this swap idea.. gonna wait a bit though before I sign up. Gotta finish up some previous commitments.

Maineatc
05-02-2011, 10:05 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you,

NancyL
05-02-2011, 10:08 PM
Adding you Maine.....I'm taking a break from swapping out READERS.....

NancyL
05-03-2011, 11:45 AM
Adding you, Tam.

loubie
05-03-2011, 02:08 PM
would love to join in please

NancyL
05-03-2011, 02:56 PM
adding you, lou....

katelnorth
05-03-2011, 05:09 PM
yes please - can't resist a swap with text based cards...

Jennie
05-03-2011, 07:26 PM
This sounds like a challenge. May I play please

lafaver55
05-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Love the sound of paper tearing. i am in on this one for sure.

mzspurslasso
05-04-2011, 11:01 AM
I'd love to play!

Elena
05-04-2011, 11:55 AM
By any chance does anyone have a sample of a 'torn text' atc they would share? This sounds wonderful but both times I've read the swap info I have a totally different idea of what this would be.
thanks!

Here are some from my gallery. I hope this is it.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=178255
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=124102
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=122797

Art By Camilla
05-04-2011, 12:42 PM
Here are some from my gallery. I hope this is it.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=178255
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=124102
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=122797

Great cards, Elena!

Nice work :)
Camilla

Art By Camilla
05-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Whatever you adhere with beeswax has a better chance of staying on if you seal the card. I use a floor finish by Pledge. i think mrubyjean mentions sealing beeswax cards in her tutorial on using beeswax asnd napkins. My thought is that you can be creative with your adhesive, but I want eyerything to stay stuck.
and I'm doing more adding. this is certainly my kind of math!

What is the name of the floor finish by Pledge that you use?

I've only done beeswax cards once before, and I didn't seal them. I'm thinking I should go back and do so, and continue to do so on future cards.

Camilla

NancyL
05-04-2011, 01:30 PM
Adding, adding adding.look for your name and complain if not there....

For sealing beeswax, I use pledge with future shine......floor finish. Its clear, comes in a plastic bottle with a blue top. If its available here, it has to be available there. I think I got it at Walmart.

NancyL
05-04-2011, 01:33 PM
melfaye, your card must have some text on it...meaning a bit of words torn from a page. You can use it as background and put interesting things on top, as long as you can still see the words, or it can be the star of your card. You can use English or French, or russian or whatever you want.....your words can make sense or not.
Elena has some good examples.
Thank you Elena for helping out.

Elena
05-04-2011, 03:26 PM
For sealing not only beeswax but most of my cards, I use Liquitex gel. I buy it at Michaels. It is by the acrylics paints.

Art By Camilla
05-04-2011, 04:57 PM
For sealing not only beeswax but most of my cards, I use Liquitex gel. I buy it at Michaels. It is by the acrylics paints.

Oh - great! I already have some of that. I'd prefer not to have to buy another product. It works on the beeswax too? Just brush it on and let dry? Mine is matte gel though, not glossy. Does that make a difference? Which do you use?

Thanks for the tip.

Camilla

oddbreed
05-04-2011, 07:56 PM
liqiutex ROCKS!

Cherie
05-04-2011, 11:29 PM
Oh yeah, I'm ready to tear it up! Whee!

Mouseit
05-05-2011, 05:13 AM
oohhhh May I lurk for a while and sign up when I get home on Sunday? LOL

Elena
05-05-2011, 07:25 AM
Oh - great! I already have some of that. I'd prefer not to have to buy another product. It works on the beeswax too? Just brush it on and let dry? Mine is matte gel though, not glossy. Does that make a difference? Which do you use?

Thanks for the tip.

Camilla

I have both. The matte is good for the beeswax. The wax is already glossy by nature.

Art By Camilla
05-05-2011, 08:53 AM
I have both. The matte is good for the beeswax. The wax is already glossy by nature.

Thanks, Elena. I already have the matte, and I like it. Didn't want to have to go and buy another art product!

Camilla

Jennie
05-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Ok I went to the good will yesterday. For $4.99 I bought a big bag of stamps. Some were really cool a couple weren't, I'll donate those back. I also bought a french and a chinese dictionary. Sheet music that's from the 40s, a chinese cookbook and an bible with gold along the edge. I'm going to use the bible in my junque journal. I also bought a scrapbooking book with all kinds of pages in it. I hope that it helps in my journalling. I got out of there for less than $15.

Lilthamel
05-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Just today I was thinking to myself... "Self, what are we going to do with all this text paper we have?" Well i guess i've found out!!!

Please sign me and my large folder of text paper up we'd love to join this swap!!

Art By Camilla
05-05-2011, 05:40 PM
Ok I went to the good will yesterday. For $4.99 I bought a big bag of stamps. Some were really cool a couple weren't, I'll donate those back. I also bought a french and a chinese dictionary. Sheet music that's from the 40s, a chinese cookbook and an bible with gold along the edge. I'm going to use the bible in my junque journal. I also bought a scrapbooking book with all kinds of pages in it. I hope that it helps in my journalling. I got out of there for less than $15.

SCORE!! I love thrift stores!

katelnorth
05-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Ok I went to the good will yesterday. For $4.99 I bought a big bag of stamps. Some were really cool a couple weren't, I'll donate those back. I also bought a french and a chinese dictionary. Sheet music that's from the 40s, a chinese cookbook and an bible with gold along the edge. I'm going to use the bible in my junque journal. I also bought a scrapbooking book with all kinds of pages in it. I hope that it helps in my journalling. I got out of there for less than $15.

Wow, I have Good Will envy. I wish I could find all that in my local charity shop - I do find good stuff sometimes, but never that much all at once!

Cecileb
05-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Please can I join? Sounds like fun.

Mouseit
05-08-2011, 05:25 PM
Ok Back and ready to create - Please change my status fro Lurking to playing...LOL.. then I will see what I can create!

RaineyDay
05-08-2011, 05:41 PM
I would like to sign up please. I have some great foreign texts I will love using. Thanks.

lafaver55
05-10-2011, 01:50 PM
Hope I get in under the wire.

NancyL
05-10-2011, 08:38 PM
The wire is still so high, you can walk under it and jump and not hit it! the cut off day is June 3rd. I like to do sign up bys as I don't like doing wait lists or limiting swap members.
anyway, added both of you.

theweavershand
05-11-2011, 02:44 AM
dang it...i knew i shouldnt have looked at the swap forum. i keep saying no more swaps but i love text! i just cant resist. please count me in!

cottonthistle
05-11-2011, 01:15 PM
Please sign me up!:)

ScrapPea
05-12-2011, 12:13 AM
Lurking, lurking. Of course, I DO have all that text paper from my library's used book store *monthly* book bag sale. Goodness; monthly. Didn't know that. beware...!

Art By Camilla
05-12-2011, 07:34 AM
ScrapPea, quit lurking and get in here! You've got lots of great material to use up! Just think, you need to use it before the next book sale!

RaineyDay
05-12-2011, 08:34 AM
I have my cards ready to send. Thanks for hosting this great swap! I still have a box full of the written word, so maybe we can do it again sometime.

71385

oddbreed
05-12-2011, 09:32 AM
such awesome cards posted~!

RaineyDay
05-13-2011, 09:04 AM
As I packed up my cards for mailing and read again the swap requirements I ended up removing the embellishments as the host specifically said not to add any. Card still looks good, just different. I didn't want hostess to think I was ignoring her requirements, though it is hard for me to not add something besides paper!:wacko:

sogrady
05-13-2011, 11:17 AM
love this idea....please sign me up.

NancyL
05-13-2011, 11:52 AM
Rain, I'm glad you did that and added last two.

Art By Camilla
05-13-2011, 12:47 PM
Mailed my cards today. Fun to look at text in new ways!

oddbreed
05-13-2011, 12:57 PM
camilla i love those cards! great job!

Fantasia
05-13-2011, 04:56 PM
well, I love using text in my art...but I'm going to wait a little longer before committing. I need to finish up cards for swaps I'm already in. But I'll keep my eyes on this one!

AtlantaShoegirl
05-13-2011, 08:38 PM
I want to tear up..... some text!! Sign me up please. :)

NancyL
05-14-2011, 05:15 PM
I will respond quicker to PMs than questions and requests in this thread. I tend to answer PM more frequently in a day than reading back through each of my swap threads. I read through the threads usually only once a day.
I also don't keep track of who I've responded to. After I send off an address Pm, I delete the request PM. As you age minimum effort is the big goal!

katelnorth
05-14-2011, 05:32 PM
As I packed up my cards for mailing and read again the swap requirements I ended up removing the embellishments as the host specifically said not to add any. Card still looks good, just different. I didn't want hostess to think I was ignoring her requirements, though it is hard for me to not add something besides paper!:wacko:

I have this problem too :) Sometimes I make the card anyway and just put it in my gallery for private swapping, then do something else with no embellishments for swapping. I do understand why it works better with no embellishments in a swap, but it doesn't stop me wanting to add them! lol

Joni Owens
05-15-2011, 12:18 PM
OH I wanna play!! May I please?? I LOVE to tear paper!!

Jennie
05-15-2011, 07:21 PM
I finally finished my cards. This is the first time that I've used torn papers. It was fun. Definetley an Art form that takes practice.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_038.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_037.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_036.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_033.jpg

Art By Camilla
05-16-2011, 07:07 AM
I finally finished my cards. This is the first time that I've used torn papers. It was fun. Definetley an Art form that takes practice.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_038.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_037.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_036.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8902/small/1_Jen_s_Pictures_033.jpg

Cool cards, Jennie. I especially like "Flower."

Nice work :)

Camilla

autumnsensation
05-16-2011, 08:50 AM
Would love to join this swap if it's not too late!

NYJunkie
05-16-2011, 09:02 AM
I'm just looking right now. I'm pretty sure I'll join, but want to try a few cards first.

HollyBear
05-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Please sign me up for this.

NancyL
05-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Picked up cards from the post office from Lilthamel, Art by Camilla and from Manda Makes Cards. Thanks so much for the host cards!
Will go add Holly/bear and /autumn..

arlie707
05-16-2011, 10:03 PM
I have to sign up - don't know how I missed it!

mzspurslasso
05-17-2011, 07:52 AM
NancyL...you have turned me into a huge torn paper fan! Unfortunately, I have a huge project on the burner right now and am afraid I will not be able to get any swap cards completed in time. Please withdraw me. (Love the theme!!!) Thanks!

oddbreed
05-17-2011, 10:06 AM
cards went postal....yesterday

NancyL
05-17-2011, 12:55 PM
Subtracted mzspurslasso and put arlie707 in that spot so I don't have to redo the numbers...yet.

Manda Makes Cards
05-17-2011, 07:34 PM
Yay! I'm glad you liked it :)

Joni Owens
05-18-2011, 07:33 PM
My cards are finished and ready to mail, Nancy, I thought I had your addy but I can't find it, can you pm it to me pls.? Thanks and here's 4 of my cards:72247 72248

72249 72250

Joni Owens
05-18-2011, 07:34 PM
And here's my other 4:
72251 72252

72253 72254

Joni Owens
05-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Love all the cards so far!! Tons of talent!!

NancyL
05-18-2011, 08:53 PM
Elena, your cards arrived.

LJ8677
05-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Is there still time to sign up? I love to play if there's room.

NancyL
05-25-2011, 12:01 AM
Lots of mail today. Cards afrom melfaye-thanks for the host card....Dilys-thanks for the hsot card....oddbreed-thanks for the host cards...and Jennie-thanks for the host card.

Titrania
05-25-2011, 08:45 AM
I'm sorry to say, but I have to withdraw from this swap :(

NancyL
05-26-2011, 12:03 PM
Okie dokie, you're gone ...and lurkers you have just about a week left to sign up.

ScrapPea
05-26-2011, 09:01 PM
Of course of course of course. ArtByCamilla guilted me into it. :) I was just about to sign up anyway. That Library Bag Book Sale gave me tons and tons of great stuff. And it's a *monthly* event. Yikes! Off I go to tear text. Please sign me up.

Art By Camilla
05-26-2011, 09:04 PM
HA! GOTCHA!

Camilla

NancyL
05-26-2011, 10:20 PM
some one dropped and ScrapPea, I put you in that spot. #5, I think.

People, be sure to tear the edges of your paper that has text on it. You can tear anyother papers if you like.
Alas, I am checking for torn edges and returning those cards with untorn text paper edges.

ScrapPea
05-27-2011, 12:18 PM
Yup, I'm #5.
I was so excited for an excuse to use my Gregg Shorthand paper that I slammed through them last night and will be in the mail this weekend. I have your address from a previous swap. I'll post pics when they arrive, but I made a few extras. Check out my gallery for a sneak peek. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?c=4&u=8971

duckduckgoose
05-27-2011, 02:38 PM
sorry, i need to withdraw.

NancyL
05-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Adding and subtracting.....and Maineatc, your cards arrived. Thanks for the sleeves and stamps.

Joni Owens
05-28-2011, 12:35 PM
Nancy, my cards went in the mail Thursday - I'm a little slow in letting you know, but they are on the way.

scwk0511
05-28-2011, 03:26 PM
I am going to have to pull out of this swap. Major family crisis going on here.

NancyL
05-28-2011, 05:19 PM
adding and subtracting again....scwk)5ii is gone and Strawberrychic, you are in spot number 2!

RaineyDay
05-28-2011, 06:18 PM
Oh, and yes, please give someone my spot. I don't think I can possibly meet the requirements for this swap.

cardgal
05-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Fun, fun include me,,, please..!

NancyL
05-31-2011, 12:38 AM
And you're in, in!

NancyL
06-01-2011, 03:08 AM
JoniOwnes, your cards are here, and thanks for the extra!

Mouseit
06-01-2011, 09:07 AM
Cool cards, Jennie. I especially like "Flower."

Nice work :)

Camilla

Camilla you and me must have the same taste! LOL I liked Jennie's Flower best too... heehee

oddbreed
06-01-2011, 10:10 AM
so many GREAT cards!

LJ8677
06-02-2011, 06:29 PM
Popping mine in the mail first thing tomorrow morning. Great swap. Cards in my gallery if you'd like a look at them.

AtlantaShoegirl
06-02-2011, 10:45 PM
I've completed my cards for the swap. Abstract collages with flowers and Greek text! Cool swap, thanks again Nancy for hosting!!

73553 Hyacinth

73554 Ivy

73555 Sunflower

73556 Tulip

AtlantaShoegirl
06-03-2011, 07:14 AM
Thanks Debra!

callalily
06-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Can I still join please!

AtlantaShoegirl
06-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Nancy~ I think I have your address...I will let you know if I don't.

My cards will be mailed out this week.
I had a great time creating these cards. I used a variety of foreign text and a small variety of colors. Accented with a rub-on.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6713/small/1_torn_text_swap_-_5_mph.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6713/small/1_torn_text_swap_-_snail.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6713/small/1_torn_text_swap_-_birdcage.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6713/small/1_torn_text_swap_-_text.jpg

Gorgeous Cards!!

NancyL
06-04-2011, 07:38 PM
Okay, sent the company off to Volcanoes Natl Park and we got to the post office. If you don't go for several days, you get lots and lots of mail!
Received cards from Loubie, ScrapPea and louiezee.....thanks for each sending host cards, too.

Mouseit
06-05-2011, 09:42 PM
Hi Nancy my cards are done,
I do have one concern, I used some of that lace plastic ribbon that has a sticky back...its on the green Personality card, can you have a look and see if that is acceptable, as I am not sure if you would include that as a sticker.
I will ask for your address in a PM but won't send until I get the ok from you.
here they are....

Cecileb
06-06-2011, 08:10 AM
My cards are on their way!

ScrapPea
06-06-2011, 10:10 AM
YAY!! These cards arrived! Here's now hoping the other swap's cards are just as prompt. Glad you like them.


@Louisezee - what wonderful cards! I love the quotes.

@AtlantaShoegirl - The subtle colors and text are great. Hyacinth is my fave.

@debra - Gotta love the snail!

@mouseit - Personality is a very cool card.

Jennie
06-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Love them mouseit,

NancyL
06-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Okay, company came and left. I am getting my art work space back together again.

My plan was to work on some personal art projects---bigger than an ATC and ones I can keep! Then a new swap just eked out and will appear later today.
Your life is so much easier when you don't have to go to the zoo, the beach, the macnut place, the cookie place, out to eat, the grocery store, the vanilla farm.....

Mouseit
06-06-2011, 09:31 PM
OOHHH But think of the adventure Nancy.., LOL and take your camera and look for interesting things to photograph... Letters, doorways, windows...churches.. LOL

tjs
06-07-2011, 02:02 PM
Postal manana...

NancyL
06-07-2011, 08:20 PM
Okay, received cards from LJ8677...thanks for the host card.....and from Tamblina. Tam, thanks for the host card and the text and the extra stamps! Yes, yes, yes!

Cherie
06-08-2011, 12:36 PM
My torn text cards. Love my old dictionary. They will be mailed today. Thanks!!!

CynthiaSillitoe
06-08-2011, 01:32 PM
Here are mine. They'll be in Thursday's mail. The poor dears have been done for weeks, but had to wait for me to get them scanned. Also, they look better in person. A couple of the backgrounds didn't scan as well as I would have liked....

ScrapPea
06-09-2011, 11:03 PM
Your life is so much easier when you don't have to go to the zoo, the beach, the macnut place, the cookie place, out to eat, the grocery store, the vanilla farm.....

I don't know...that sounds SO much fun! Cookies, vanilla, zoo...oh, the things you will see.

Isn't it great when you make stuff that you can KEEP!?!

ScrapPea
06-09-2011, 11:12 PM
tjs - your rabbit is adorable!
Cherie - Love the "Mate" card. I'm trading for feathered friend cards lately. Guess I've gotten in touch with my inner bird again.
CynthiaSillitoe - The butterfly is exquisite. Great use of the stamp in the butterfly!

Here are my cards. Love the Gregg Shorthand book I picked up. I took shorthand in high school and would trade secret notes with mom who also took shorthand in that same high school. The book is so sexist, talking about how women want to achieve success as a secretary, that being a secretary to an important busy male boss takes great skill. Wow. Can you imagine....

sogrady
06-10-2011, 11:32 AM
here are my first attempts at torn paper....

74482 74483
74484 74485

RedHeartStudio
06-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Sarah....those are fantastic!!! I love the flower and the rooster!!!! Awesome work!!

sogrady
06-10-2011, 10:51 PM
thanks....glad you enjoy the chicken/rooster.....one of our hens modeled for me....she
has a big comb and we worried at first that she would be a rooster.

NancyL
06-12-2011, 05:09 PM
Atlantashoegirl, your cards arrived. thanks your your generous host gifts---extra card, extra postage and some fun paper! You did forget one thing---artist info on the backs of your cards. Before I swap out, I will put on your user name.

NancyL
06-12-2011, 05:13 PM
Cecileb, your cards arrived. Thanks for the host card and dollar.Mouseit, your cards are also here. Thanks for the host card and stamp!

Mouseit
06-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Your welcome Nancy, Glad they got to you ok! Its always a worry with the big pond in the middle...LOL

NancyL
06-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Mailed off two swaps today and received mail....cars from CynthiaSillitoe, Cherie and callalily. Thanks all for the host cards! We took the dog along....she is not a joy to travel with.....barks at all motorcylces and bicycles. That's going....coming home, she is fine. Exhausted, but fine. I kept the dog and my husband stood in line to mail pocket returns and fabric returns and he got to fill out 2 customs forms.

katelnorth
06-13-2011, 07:00 PM
I keep thinking July is a long way off, but of course it's not - so here are my cards, they'll go off tomorrow and hopefully arrive in plenty of time!

AtlantaShoegirl
06-13-2011, 09:02 PM
Nancy,

Sorry about the artist info on backs of the cards. That's the first time I've done that. *embarassed* :eek:

ScrapPea
06-13-2011, 11:21 PM
awwww, thank you, debra. I feel all warm and fuzzy.

sogrady - what a great set of cards. I never thought to use text that way.

nancyL - ya got a great husband there!

katelnorth - wonderful cards. How long did it take you to tear that swirl?!?!!

theweavershand
06-14-2011, 02:59 PM
sarah and kate...wow! fabulous use of torn paper! youve really set the bar high on this one!!

NancyL
06-14-2011, 03:26 PM
Atlantashoegirl, I've had players who have played for a long time forget the artist info....I think you finish a card and then go on....I will put your user name on the backs.

katelnorth
06-14-2011, 03:27 PM
katelnorth - wonderful cards. How long did it take you to tear that swirl?!?!!

I was watching telly at the time, so I'm not totally sure, but I think at least 10-15 minutes to get it to a shape I was happy with. The key there was to tear slowly...

NancyL
06-14-2011, 06:12 PM
Encouraged by everyone posting cards, I made mine for this swap. they are posted in my gallery.
If you look, you will see that I used the text as background for printed objects. If the cards seem interesting, you could start playing with printing objects in preparation for an ATC swap that will appear sooner or later.
I'm currently making greeting cards and now some ATCs decorated with printed objects. Some of the wow items are a dice, pencil grips, furniture leg tips and cups. I'm also experimenting with corn cushions and adhesive foam as well as buttons which I mounted on a wooden block with foam mouting tape.

NancyL
06-15-2011, 07:29 PM
I found these cards today in my post office box.....ones from tjs, trekaroo and from Lafaver55. All of you sent host cards. Thanks very much!

NancyL
06-15-2011, 07:32 PM
there was an article in our morning paper about 7 voyaging canoes which left New Zealand in April and are arriving in Hilo this sunday. They navigate by stars and the sun but do have back up GPS equipment. Mostly they sail. They are representing the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji and one from several islands. I am hoping to see them arrive.

Wil Opio Oguta
06-17-2011, 10:12 AM
My inspiration is letting me down. I can't come up with anything that I like. Sorry, but I have to withdraw from this swap.

NancyL
06-17-2011, 11:03 AM
Sometimes inspiration just doesn't come....

NancyL
06-19-2011, 05:32 PM
Greendryad, your cards came. thanks for the goodies.

NancyL
06-19-2011, 08:21 PM
Just sent out 2 week reminders and discovered that my home records for the swap and my online records didn't match. Now I have to remind 2 more players and I colored in the ones that have actually arrived.

RedHeartStudio
06-19-2011, 09:28 PM
Here are my torn text cards....they will go out tomorrow!

HollyBear
06-19-2011, 09:37 PM
Mine are going in the mail in the am.

sogrady
06-22-2011, 11:24 AM
mailed my cards yesterday......

NancyL
06-22-2011, 11:58 AM
Going into town later this morning. Hoping that all sorts of mail art will be waiting. ...

NancyL
06-22-2011, 06:57 PM
Katelnorth, your cards arrived. thanks for the host and text and stamp!

theweavershand
06-23-2011, 03:18 AM
fabulous cards, Beth! i absolutely adore Less Carefree!!

theweavershand
06-23-2011, 03:37 AM
Here are mine. I'll have them in the mail to you on Friday.

theweavershand
06-23-2011, 11:39 AM
thanks, Debra! those are my favs too. really excited about how they turned out.

NancyL
06-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Today's the day the dog's friend comes to play. Kiko is also a heeler mix but with diffferent ancestors. Pepper, our dog, has some kind of hound in the mix. Kiko who is brown and white has definite pittbull. Kiko is deaf but her owner has taught her with hand signals. anyway, the dogs run on the slope, chasing and herding eachother around bushes and trees. then they collapse in the open garage. After awhile they get up and bite each other's ears. We feed them string cheese and lamb treats. Meanwhile we sit in the shade, drink diet cokes and talk story. Not a bad way to spend a morning in Hawaii!

sogrady
06-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Nancy, did you get to see the canoers, canoeists?? come by on their trek? Have
such a romantic idea of all of that but am sure the reality is very hard work. Love all
the cards being posted. RedHeartStudio, I love your beer drinking dog. am looking
forward to the returns!!

NancyL
06-24-2011, 12:14 PM
Yes, we got to see the 7 voyaging canoes last sunday. While we stood on the the black sand beach of Hilo Bay in a crowd of people, each canoe passed by and its crew either chanted or sang. There were drums on the shore near us. Each canoe had its fancy, illustrated sails up.... the Tahitian canoe had drums on board and there was some exchange of drum beats....it was what is called some chicken-skin moments!
the canoes have gon on to the other islands and in the fall will head out to San Francisco, Monterey and then San Diego for dry docking until they return home in January. It is an adventure and one much easier, (I'm sure) to read about than to partake! very interesting website is www.pacificvoyaers.com (or .org)

NancyL
06-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Lots of mail today and almost all for this swap!
Received cards from Red Heart Studio---thanks for the host card...from TIFFANY186---thank you for your host card.......from Debra---thanks for the host card and I like your card holder!....from HollyBear--thanks for your host card and extras....also love your textured envelopes...will do some kind of art on the one you sent me....from sogrady and thanks for your host card..... and from cardgal...thanks for the extra bits! If the other 3 sets arrive before the due date, i will swap out before. Otherwise I will swap out the 4th of July weekend.

NancyL
06-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Okay, my husband went into Hilo and got the mail. Cards arrived from the weavershand. what gorgeous flowers! thanks for the host card.
Also received cards from Michele M Martens. thank you for the paper bits as well as a host card.

NancyL
06-29-2011, 08:49 PM
Cottonthistle, your cards arrived...only 2 days...and thanks for the host card!

Planning to swap out at least some of the cards Friday afternoon. And get the returns in the mail Saturday morning.

NancyL
07-01-2011, 08:12 PM
All the cards are in! After I gather energyi will swap out.
Today is payday so we shopped at Safeway, CostULess and Foodland and got to the post office. when we got home, he unloads the car and I put every blessed thing away.
We buy about a month's worht of groceries. will stock on more fresh stuff through out....and have one more grocery store to get to tomorrow. Different groceries carry different things....Safeway is overall pricey but yogurt is always on sale. the store tomorrow has our favorite tortillas and naan and good produce.
the plan is to mail out returns tomorrow.

Jennie
07-05-2011, 09:59 PM
I received wonderful cards. Thank you to NancyL for being a wonderful host and to the artists who created these wonderful cards- Theweavershand sunflower, Tiffany186 oriental card and Oddbreed great cards everyone

tjs
07-05-2011, 11:00 PM
Awesome, awesome swap! Love my returns! Got great cards from
Cardgal, I just talked to the man who -
louisezee, The First Step
Red Heart Studio, Long Afternoon
LOVE THEM!! Nancy you are the best!! Thank you for the extra pages!! Leaving feedback for all!!

theweavershand
07-06-2011, 04:13 PM
my cards are here! thanks so much Nancy for hosting and for getting us all thinking about new and different ways to use text. i adore text and really appreciate the pages you sent. Thanks to TIFFANY186, debra and Manda Makes Cards for the wonderfully unique uses of text.

sogrady
07-06-2011, 11:37 PM
I am getting excited for my returns.....they made it to Texas before Oregon!? I
am jealous and impatient and going camping for 4 days!

NancyL
07-07-2011, 12:37 AM
I'm glad they are making their way....I mailed the last ones this morning.

HollyBear
07-07-2011, 09:12 PM
Received incredible ATCs today.
Elena- Heart
Trekaroo- Koala
louisezee- Imagination.
Love them all. Nancy thank you for hosting.

LJ8677
07-08-2011, 09:19 AM
Wonderful cards received from Museit (Dare to Dream) lafaver55-elephant, and Autumnsensation-house. Thanks to Nancy for hosting a wonderful swap--love the returns!

Joni Owens
07-09-2011, 10:05 PM
I really enjoyed doing this swap - tearing paper is a fav. past time for me. Thanks Nancy! This was a great idea. I have beautiful cards from Tiffany186, CSillitoe, Katelnorth, Michele M Martens, Debra, and Sogrady - great job everyone!

RedHeartStudio
07-10-2011, 11:35 AM
I got my torn text cards....love them!!! Thanks Nancy for a fun swap!! Also thanks to:
Hrivas - #2 / lovely card, love it!!
Loubie - Summer Fashion / Love it!!
maineatc - Boot in Red / Love it!!

THANKS EVERYONE!! :)

Art By Camilla
07-10-2011, 02:32 PM
I received my cards on 7/2/2011. Thanks Nancy for being a great host, as always!

Thanks to Cardgal, Dilys, Cecileb for your lovely cards :)

Thanks Nancy for the foreign language pages, I always need those! They are so unique to use :) Of course, for all I know, I could be swearing in another language!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Got cards today from Oddbreed, Joni Owens, and Hrivas. I love how different they all are. Nancy, thanks for hosting and for the text pages.

ScrapPea
07-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Got great cards from NancyL, cottonthistle (brighten day butterflies) and tjs (Ill Repute). I agree with Dilys that there was such a variety of text and techniques. Painting on, stamping on, collage of ... it's been so much fun to see the creativity! Thank you, NancyL, for creating a swap that forces us to use our stash that we keep adding to and never use because it's too special!! Thanks for the extra papers - I can't wait to use those!

katelnorth
07-12-2011, 06:19 PM
Got my cards today (so quick!) from Oddbreed, Tiffany186 and theweavershand - thanks so much ladies for a great variety of torn text cards. rep points and iTrader later this week when I have time to breathe again. And a big thank you to NancyL for another interesting swap challenge...

sogrady
07-15-2011, 12:07 PM
received my cards yesterday and they are wonderful...
thank you to Nancy for hosting.....and thank you to the creative talents of.....
The hostess Nancy L, Joni Owens, and Oddbreed.

Mouseit
07-16-2011, 12:38 AM
WHOOHOOO got my cards at last..LOL I think the postie was holding out on me.....
Thanks to NancyL for hosting a great swap...and to my card creators....Cherie, (nesting Couple).....LJ8677, (Time Travel) and NancyL (Dice)...Thanks ladies!

cardgal
07-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Sheeze Louise I forgot to post: Thanks Nancy for being such a wonderful hostess and thanks for the awesome gimme's of the xtra text pages.. I got very cool great cards from Maineatc, tjs, and louisezee.. Thanks girls wonderful JOB! Till next time.. ;-)