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OrganicMama
03-11-2008, 10:56 AM
Returns were posted on 5/20 - Enjoy them!!

Faith is an incredible thing and we all have it. Some of us have faith in home cooking, some have faith in Jesus, some have faith in humor... This swap is about that diversity. I got the idea from someone here (and wouldn't you know I've forgotten who!) and then it was sent home when I listened to "This I Believe" on NPR. "This I Believe" (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4538138) is a segment on NPR every other week in which listeners can send in essays on what they believe. Go listen to one. It's awesome.

DO SIGN UP IF you want to share the things/people/religions/habits/whatever shows your faith and you want to see what inspires other peoples' faith.

DON'T SIGN UP IF you might be offended by other religious images in your mailbox. Please don't send any proselytizing images - we want to show others our faith, not convert them!

If you are in this swap, please consider the following;

Due Date! Please have the cards in my mailbox by May 16th. I will to do this on time!

Some Rules

1) Send in cards that you are proud of and would like to receive - cards that you have a hard time parting with...you know what I mean.

2) Please put your user name and the swap name on:
*the back of each and every card you send.
*the envelope that you mail to me.
*your return envelope.

3) Keep the cards light and thin to keep everyone's postage costs to a minimum! Nothing heavy or too thick. It's nice when the cards fit in sleeves.

4) Include a SASE with 59 cents in postage if you are mailing from the USA. Remember that the postage rates are going up!!

5) International players - I will take 4 in this swap and pay the postage for the 4 of you.

6) This is a 3 for 3 swap. Send me three cards and you will get three back. Host cards are not required, but would certainly be enjoyed.

7) When you are ready to send your cards, let me know and I will PM you my address.

8) I will leave you iTrader feedback as soon as I receive your cards. I hope that you will do the same for me when you receive your returns, as well as leaving reputations for the artists who made your returns. We all like to know where our babies end up!

I believe we are ready to go!

1. Bralina (MI)....Received 5/8
2. j4mi3 (CO)....Received 5/15
3. LavenderLizard (SC)....Received 5/12
4. cindyru (NV)....Received 4/2
5. Paperfairys (UK - Int'l 1)....Received 4/17
6. thoughtcrimes (NJ)....Received 5/16
7. elizabethn (MA)....Received 5/2
8. alisl (Netherlands - Int'l 2)....Received 3/31
9. fingers (Singapore - Int'l 3)....Received 5/17
10. mrubyjean (WA)....Received 5/7
11. Kandm17 (TN)....Received 4/8
Withdrew - aliastriona (NC)
12. BadBirdDesign (MI)....Received 5/3
13. sweetest-sin (UK - Int'l 4)....Received 4/21
14. musicgal (PA)....Received 5/15
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and ME!

Merricat
03-11-2008, 11:01 AM
Taylor - you've got May 12th in the body as the dute date, did you mean it to be May 16th? :):) Just checking. :)

OrganicMama
03-11-2008, 11:18 AM
Whoops. I fixed it. May 12th is my little sister's birthday. :twitcy:

Merricat
03-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Heehee! No problem! :)

corrie04
03-12-2008, 11:24 AM
I'm thinking about this one. I need to see get my other commitments out first.

OrganicMama
03-13-2008, 12:37 AM
You're the first! Where are you located? Welcome to you.

mrubyjean
03-13-2008, 11:56 AM
I love "This I Believe" on NPR and this swap sounds really interesting. I need to think about whether I can put my faith into artistic images before I join this swap.

Katxena
03-13-2008, 11:58 AM
Was this the thread that you found inspiring?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1242&highlight=religion+politics

I'm thinking of signing up, but I need to see if I can finish some other things first.

LavenderLizard
03-13-2008, 12:18 PM
I'd like to join this one! Sharing beliefs can be so powerful when people reserve judgement.

OrganicMama
03-13-2008, 12:57 PM
Welcome to j4mi3 and LavenderLizard. We' re rolling now!

mrubyjean - I hope you do sign up. You always make such lovely things.

Katxena - that is exactly what I was thinking about it. I hope you join up, since you were my original inspiration!!

cindyru
03-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Please count me in! Thanks!

OrganicMama
03-17-2008, 11:29 AM
Welcome to cindyru!

OrganicMama
03-17-2008, 06:48 PM
Paperfairys, I have added you as per. your PM! Welcome and have fun!

thoughtcrimes
03-17-2008, 09:40 PM
Oooh, can I join? For some reason, I now have the George Michael song running through my head.

elizabethn
03-18-2008, 02:01 AM
Would you take a risk on a newbie and allow me to participate?

alisl
03-18-2008, 07:07 AM
Hi,I like this theme but I'm Dutch and maybe you will pm me . I can sent an example and you can se if this is what you mean??
Thanks.

OrganicMama
03-18-2008, 11:50 AM
I have added thoughtcrimes, elizabethn, and alisl. Welcome to this swap!!

Paperfairys
03-18-2008, 06:22 PM
Thank you for adding me ... :)

fingers
03-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Let me join please?

mrubyjean
03-19-2008, 03:23 PM
Ok, I think I can do this...please may I join?

OrganicMama
03-20-2008, 12:25 PM
Welcome to fingers and mrubyjean. I can't wait to see what you create!!

alisl
03-22-2008, 06:36 AM
Hi Taylor,
I have finished my cards and after Easter I put them in the mail.
I don't know how I must show them here in the topic,sorry.Maybe you can do that for me when they arrived:)

OrganicMama
03-22-2008, 01:05 PM
I will let you know as soon as they get here!

ksj1717
03-29-2008, 01:57 PM
How about adding a girl from Tennessee? May I join, please?

ksj1717
03-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Three of these cards will be in the mail tomorrow:

3271 3272 3273 3275 3276

OrganicMama
03-31-2008, 04:36 PM
Those are some beautiful cards. I especially like the passages on the first two - I wasn't familiar with them. Thank you for sharing.

OrganicMama
04-01-2008, 10:14 AM
Welcome to aliastriona! I will send you my address and look forward to seeing what you create!

Some things I have faith in:

The power of community
The body's ability to heal
Dandelions
The calming effects of a cup of tea
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.
I'm sure more will come to me.

LavenderLizard
04-02-2008, 04:44 PM
As someone who's been struggling with illness for a long time and is NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP, I love that idea about a card about the body's ability to heal!

OrganicMama
04-03-2008, 10:00 AM
I received cards from alisl and Cindyru. Thank you for playing and for the extra goodies you sent for me!

OrganicMama
04-10-2008, 07:12 PM
Oh ho! I just remembered that postage rates are going up right around the time that I do the swap and send out returns!! So...59 cents instead of 58 cents, please! If you have already sent yours, don't fuss it. It's my fault for not tracking that.:rolleyes: But the rest of you, please double check and make sure you put 59 cents in postage on your return envelope.

BadBirdDesign
04-14-2008, 12:32 PM
Hi! This is a really neat idea, and I would love to be signed up if you don't mind newbies=)

OrganicMama
04-15-2008, 09:34 AM
I'm fine with newbies. I'm adding you now. PM me for my address when you are ready to send your cards.

OrganicMama
04-16-2008, 09:50 AM
I added sweetest-sin as per a PM request. Welcome!

ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be off line for the week of April 21-29. Please bear that in mind if it looks like I haven't updated any info (received cards, etc.). And thank you for your patience!

OrganicMama
04-17-2008, 07:47 PM
Paperfairys - your lovely cards arrived safe and sound today. Nice work, and thank you for the extra!

OrganicMama
04-20-2008, 09:14 PM
TV Turn Off week starts tomorrow and I will be going "screen-free" for the duration. I will be back online to give iTraders, updates, etc. on April 30th.

Hopefully the lack of computer will give me extra time to do art and garden stuff. See you in a week!

Paperfairys
04-21-2008, 04:38 AM
Paperfairys - your lovely cards arrived safe and sound today. Nice work, and thank you for the extra!

Just noticed i wasnt on the recieved list ( page one of this thread ) and so thought OH NO :( its been a while since i sent.

Thankfully this proves you have them :cute:

thank you x and your welcome :)

OrganicMama
04-28-2008, 10:50 AM
sweetest-sin, I received your cards. Thank you for playing!

musicgal
04-29-2008, 09:00 AM
Is it too late to sign up?
I made some cards last night for the art of it and I think they fit this swap. :D

OrganicMama
04-29-2008, 07:11 PM
Welcome to musicgal! I can't wait to see what you did. I love your stuff.

elizabethn
04-30-2008, 01:19 AM
My cards are FINALLY in the mail as of today :-).

OrganicMama
04-30-2008, 10:06 AM
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

OrganicMama
05-02-2008, 07:02 PM
I received cards from elizabethn today. What a nice quote!

mrubyjean
05-02-2008, 09:12 PM
Here are my cards:
I believe in 1) the magic of nature; 2) positive action; 3) the golden rule; 4) the interconnected web of life ~

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2460708698_9df367269d_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2459873139_de2a62e31b_m.jpg

They will be in the mail tomorrow, Saturday (5/3).
Thanks, Organic Mama, for hosting a good, challenging swap!

OrganicMama
05-03-2008, 09:38 AM
Those are gorgeous!

OrganicMama
05-04-2008, 10:46 AM
BadBirdDesign - I received your cards in the mail yesterday! Awesome.

mrubyjean
05-07-2008, 09:34 PM
Surprised my cards didn't show up yet...but I'll be patient!

OrganicMama
05-07-2008, 10:57 PM
They came today. They are just beautiful. Thanks for the extra!

OrganicMama
05-08-2008, 09:39 PM
I got cards from Bralina today. Lovely! Thank you for playing.

LavenderLizard
05-10-2008, 01:38 PM
My cards are in the mail as of yesterday...

musicgal
05-12-2008, 02:04 PM
I mailed mine today.

OrganicMama
05-13-2008, 09:45 AM
I'll let you know as soon as they get here!

OrganicMama
05-13-2008, 01:12 PM
Received awesome cards from LavenderLizard! Thanks for the goodies and the extra card!

thoughtcrimes
05-15-2008, 12:29 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14109&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14108&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14112&w=s

I just posted my ATC's in the gallery, and will have them in an overnight delivery envelope tomorrow morning. Sorry to be the last one in the mail, but they should arrive just in the nick of time!:embarrassed:

OrganicMama
05-15-2008, 09:39 AM
Yay! They're all in the mail!

To keep everyone up to date: I was planning on swapping on Saturday morning and sending your returns with the Saturday mail. However, our chickens are growing faster than we expected them to, so we have to put up their fence and dis-infect the coop this weekend - so I won't get near my swap box until Sunday night at the earliest.

So, my current plan is to swap on Sunday/Monday and mail out on Monday/Tuesday (depending on how early the mail person comes on Monday). I will get the international returns in the mail on Tuesday when I go to the post office.

OrganicMama
05-15-2008, 05:51 PM
I got lovely cards today from j4mi3 and musicgal. Thanks for the pretty artwork!

OrganicMama
05-19-2008, 07:19 PM
I got all the returns in, and the cards are swapped and waiting to hit the mailbox. They missed today's mail, so will go out tomorrow (5/20). Wonderful work everyone!

An extra thank you goes out to those of you that remembered that postage rates were going up, and anyone who included some extra postage! There is just enough to go around.

OrganicMama
05-21-2008, 10:49 AM
I took all the returns to the post office yesterday, so they should be coming home soon. I hope everyone enjoys their returns. It was a challenging swap - and lots of fun.

mrubyjean
05-22-2008, 08:59 PM
My returns arrived ~ many thanks to BadBirdDesign, kandm17 and LavenderLizard for the intriguing ideas and images! And thanks also to OrganicMama for hosting this thought-provoking swap.

OrganicMama
05-23-2008, 10:02 AM
I like provoking thoughts. I'm glad you like your returns!

BadBirdDesign
05-23-2008, 12:32 PM
So I left my iTrader ratings but accidentally chose trader instead of player. Is there any way to edit this? <=== total newb.

OrganicMama
05-23-2008, 07:02 PM
So I left my iTrader ratings but accidentally chose trader instead of player. Is there any way to edit this? <=== total newb.

If you need an iTrader changed, click the little red/black triangle (under Options) and write a note about why you need it changed. Also, you leave iTrader only for me (your hostess), and reputation points (click the "you rock" button in a post left by the artist in question) for the artists who made your returns.

Also, check out this link that will explain to you the SECRETS OF THE iTRADER (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/faq.php?faq=itrader).

Have fun and thank you for playing!!

thoughtcrimes
05-24-2008, 12:22 AM
I got my returns today and they are all wonderful. I got cards from Bralina, musicgal, and alisl.
alisl, may I post a scan of yours? I saw you were not sure how to do it, I would love for everyone to be able to see it.

alisl
05-26-2008, 04:26 PM
I have today my returncards received. Lovely all those cards.
I got them from:Kimberly/Musicgal/GeorgieThanks for hosting this swap Organicmama!!!!Very nice!!
Ali

thoughtcrimes
05-26-2008, 08:41 PM
Ali agreed to let me post her card in the gallery.
Does anyone else have gallery images to share?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15914&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=15914

LavenderLizard
05-29-2008, 01:42 PM
I'm late! I'm late! I got my cards last week and forgot to post! I feel like the white rabbit...

Thanks to our lovely host, and to paperfairys for "God is Good", j4mi3 for "the best way out is always through" and sweetestsin for "Amen." Off to leave rep points...