View Full Version : Outside the Box - Due July 15th

05-21-2011, 05:10 PM
Swap Due Date - July 15, 2011
Singup/withdraw date - None, please just communicate
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of Participants - 20 (Swap #2!)
Medium - Open

Are you ready to think outside the box? Any medium or interpretation welcome, but the card must include a square, that has a purpose. Please don't just put a square in the middle of a card and call it a day.
US Players: please send legal/business SASE
International Players: Limited to first 3. Please send return address label and i'll cover the postage.

Please include the following information:
* username on back of all cards and envelopes
* swap name on back of all cards and envelopes
* real name and location is optional but always nice

Embellishments are okay if they are well secured. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to pm me. Are you in?

1. (withdrew)
2. MelanieS
3. Mouseit
4. Callalily
5. Wil Opio Oguta
6. Donnacr
7. ceejay
8. (withdrew)
9. RaineyDay
10. dogeyes
11. kim miles
12. 7tattoos
13. katelnorth
14. TIFFANY186
15. PAMI
16. rogalaca
17. jewels
18. esew123
19. (withdrew)
20. o4aclaireism

Cat's Cradle
05-21-2011, 06:59 PM
I gotta do this one since I'm hip in PD's inchie swap!! Sign me up!

05-21-2011, 08:28 PM
Welcome, catscradle, you are contestant #1! :)

05-22-2011, 02:51 AM
I'm SQUARE alright, so this swap's for me!
Please sign me up!

05-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Hi Jen, I always think outside the square heehee count me in!

05-22-2011, 08:10 AM
May I join Please?

05-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Welcome MelanieS, Mouseit, and callalily!

Wil Opio Oguta
05-22-2011, 10:04 AM
Can I play?

05-22-2011, 10:23 AM
This sounds wonderful - please sign me up!

05-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Hi Wil and Donnacr, I have signed you both up!

05-25-2011, 02:34 PM
Yup, I've been called "square" too ... please count me in.

05-25-2011, 05:32 PM
Sign me up please!

05-25-2011, 08:37 PM
Welcome ceejay and Aime!

05-25-2011, 08:57 PM
Yes, YES, I believe I can come up with a purpose for some squares. I would love to play!

05-25-2011, 10:16 PM
Glad to have you RaineyDay!

05-27-2011, 10:12 PM
Wishing everybody a Happy Memorial Weekend!

05-27-2011, 10:46 PM
May I join Please

kim miles
05-28-2011, 09:51 AM
I'm ready to start thinking outside the box after schoolgets out....I'm a teacher ready to get out of the box by june 9th. Can I join in the fun to keep my end of the school blues wits....don't know what I will do..but sure will do something. Kim miles

05-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Welcome Dogeyes and kim miles! Glad to have you both.

05-30-2011, 11:43 AM
It's nice to see new names I don't recognize in this swap :cute:

05-31-2011, 12:36 AM
I'd like to play

05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
Welcome 7tattoos!

06-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Ooo, may I play?

06-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Yes, SeattleMeg, welcome!

06-01-2011, 05:21 PM
I really like the idea of this - please sign me up. Have to start thinking what the purpose of a square might be... :)

06-01-2011, 05:33 PM
Glad to have you kate!

06-02-2011, 09:23 AM
Please sign me up for this swap

06-02-2011, 06:28 PM
Welcome Tiffany186 and PAMI!

06-03-2011, 11:23 AM
sign me up please :jiggy:

06-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Glad to have you, rockinrobin!

06-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Just 3 more slots available if you know anyone who might be interested in playing!!

Ruby Opaltones
06-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Do you still have a spot open for a real square hahah
I'd like to give it a try.

I will prepare the cards, but we are having a mail strike here in Canada, so if it looks like I won't be able to mail them to you in time, I'll let you know by PM and maybe we can work something out if that's OK with you?

Am I too late to be one of your three International players?

Ruby Opaltones

06-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Hi Ruby,
You are in! You have plenty of time for the cards to get to me.

06-07-2011, 05:47 PM
I would like to join please!

06-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Is there a spot left for me?

06-07-2011, 07:46 PM
esew123 and cardmama, you have taken the last 2 spots! Welcome!

06-07-2011, 07:47 PM
dogeyes, your wonderful cards arrived today!

06-11-2011, 03:19 PM
I'm sorry, Jen, I'm going to have to withdraw. I'm just drawing an utter blank for this topic and I want someone else to have the time to contribute in my slot.
Thank you, though!

06-11-2011, 10:51 PM
could you put me on your waiting list

06-12-2011, 04:00 PM
momoruth, you are a player.. I just had a withdrawal.
SeattleMeg, thanks for letting me know. Best wishes!

06-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Getting ready to send...

06-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Callalily, your cards have arrived... love em!

06-15-2011, 08:40 PM
Getting ready to send...

Love your cards esew123

06-16-2011, 04:17 PM
I'm going to have to withdraw. There is no inspiration coming. :( Sorry

06-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Cardmama, I have removed you.

Wil Opio Oguta
06-17-2011, 10:27 AM
My cards are ready to go into the mail. Here are the pictures:

06-18-2011, 05:52 AM
Ok Here you go - Show and tell time.. heehee

06-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Wil Opio Oguta and Mouseit, your cards are wonderful!!

esew123, love the cards that arrived in my mailbox yesterday!!

kim miles
06-20-2011, 09:52 AM
I'm ready for the address please. Thanks for organizing this. Love the theme. Kim miles

kim miles
06-20-2011, 02:24 PM
I am ready to send my cards. I need a address please...kim

06-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Kim, I will pm you with my address.

Some great cards received today from PAMI.. thank you!

06-20-2011, 04:31 PM
I will be away until Thursday for business... any cards received until then I will post Thursday night. Have a great couple days my creative friends!

06-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Wil Opio Oguta, your cards have arrived! Thanks for the extra!

06-27-2011, 10:07 AM
Cards are added to the gallery and ready to be mailed. I hope whoever receives them, enjoys them.

06-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Hey can I play?

06-27-2011, 10:00 PM
Claire, you sure can! Welcome.
7tattoos, thanks for posting your cards. I'm sure all will enjoy!

06-28-2011, 09:11 AM
What great fun. Count me in.

Ruby Opaltones
06-28-2011, 01:02 PM
I am very sorry - but I am no longer going to be able to get cards to you in time for the swap. I apologize - I hope someone else can take my space!

06-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Sorry to lose you Jess.

Jewels, you are in! Welcome.

06-29-2011, 11:37 PM
I've finished my cards, could you PM the addy i should send them to. Claire

06-30-2011, 12:48 PM
I've posted my cards on my blog. Claire

07-02-2011, 03:41 PM
Mail Call...
Some fantabulous cards received from Mouseit, kim miles, and 7tattoos. They made me so excited! And thanks all for the extra goodies inside!

07-02-2011, 06:19 PM
I have really been struggling with inspiration for this one, but I think I finally know what I'm going to do, so I hope to have the cards ready to go on Monday... I hope!

07-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Everyone has done such clever cards I hope that my simple ones fit the requirements. When the original title was 'Hip to be square' I immediately thought of a square, mullioned window so that there were LOTS of squares. These will be in the mail today if they are acceptable.

07-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Donna, they are great! I'll pm my addy in case you don't still have it. :D

07-03-2011, 01:29 AM
thanks (I didn't have your address, much to my surprise). My cards are now on their way to you

07-03-2011, 07:57 AM
are you taking a wait list? I forgot to sign up; but cards are ready. sigh!

07-03-2011, 11:11 AM
rogalaca, I will put you on a wait list, and contact the administrator to see if I can squeeze one more in, since cards are ready! ;)

07-03-2011, 11:32 AM
thanks. as you can see I am a rookie. i will get it right.

rogalaca, I will put you on a wait list, and contact the administrator to see if I can squeeze one more in, since cards are ready! ;)

07-03-2011, 11:53 AM
No worries. I often make the cards first to see if I can do the theme, and then there's a waiting list!

07-03-2011, 05:38 PM
Finally managed to get my cards made. I ended up with two similar cards due to lack of inspiration, but I think they're ok.... They'll go in the post tomorrow.

07-04-2011, 07:37 AM
Kate, they are fabulous! Can't choose which is my fav! Can't wait to see them in person. Have a great day!

07-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Kate, they are fabulous! Can't choose which is my fav! Can't wait to see them in person. Have a great day!

They went off in the post to you this afternoon, so I hope they'll be with you by the end of the week or early next week!

07-05-2011, 11:49 AM
Hi, Jen ... my cards are IN THE MAIL TODAY ... I guess I went with an altogether different (artist's interpretation) of your NEW theme name. Hope they're acceptable.

07-05-2011, 08:38 PM
ceejay, i LOVE the interpretation!!!!!! They are great!

Cat's Cradle
07-06-2011, 09:46 AM
Jen, I'm sorry, but I need to withdraw.

07-06-2011, 06:03 PM
No worries, catscradle, I will remove you. :)

@ rogalaca, you are now player 20!

07-07-2011, 04:04 PM
I sent mine out today. Claire

07-07-2011, 06:27 PM
Claire, I'll keep my eyes out!
Received cards from katelnorth and donnacr today. Thanks for the extras! kate, my son is going to be so jazzed about the elephant napkin! So thoughtful!

07-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Mines are in the mail today!:D

07-08-2011, 11:48 AM
I must drop out. The cards I made are not up to par. Sorry!

07-08-2011, 06:30 PM
Sorry to lose you Aime.
Melanie, I'll keep my eyes out for your cards.
CeeJay & RaineyDay, your cards have arrived. Thanks for the extras!

07-09-2011, 09:28 AM
thanks for letting me know my cards arrived.
I'll post them here because I love seeing what others are making!





07-10-2011, 11:27 PM
Hi all,
I am going away for a few days Monday-Thursday. I know a few of you have cards enroute, but I won't be able to post about them until Thursday.
Have a great couple days!

07-13-2011, 02:44 PM
So we came home from vaca a day early... and I have cards from Tiffany186, Jewels, Rogalaca and MelanieS. Thanks for the extras, gals, love em all! Waiting on one more and I'll get them right out :jiggy:

07-13-2011, 05:05 PM
Woo Hoo... all cards have been received, will begin swapping tonight and tomorrow! Thanks all... I love all of the returns, great ideas! You will all be happy with your returns!

07-14-2011, 02:16 PM
All cards are enroute to their new owners. I left iTrader last night, please pm me if I accidently left you out!

07-14-2011, 05:56 PM
Yippee ... watching my mailbox intently. :jiggy:

07-18-2011, 05:03 AM
Got my cards! Wonderful cards from katelnorth, donnacr, and mouseit! Thanks!
And more thanks to Jennifer for hosting such a fun swap!
:) melanie

07-21-2011, 05:10 PM
Just a reminder for all of you to leave you rock points for your fellow artists..

Wil Opio Oguta
07-23-2011, 05:58 AM
My lovely cards arrived today. Thanks to Dogeyes, Esew123 and 7tattoos and of course a big thank you for our hostess Jen. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

07-23-2011, 06:22 PM
Hi all - my cards arrived - actually a couple of day ago, but it's been insanely busy here and I haven't had a chance to do my iTrader and rep points. Thank goodness it's now summer holidays!! Anyway, thanks to JenCreates for hosting and thanks to MelanieS (Funky Square), Esew123 (BalletBox) and Tiffany186 ("sweet") for the cards!

Hmm, Tiffany, I may have to wait to rep you - I must have done it recently in another swap as I was told I had to spread it around first :)

07-24-2011, 07:59 PM
I think I am doing the ITrader thing wrong.
do I just do rep points for the cards I receive and an ITrader for the host?
I think ITrader everyone. How do I do rep points

07-24-2011, 09:00 PM
The rep points are given to the cards that you received. Find each person in this thread, and in one of their posts, hit "you rock" on the bottom right corner. Then you can just thank them and let them know you received one of their cards.
The iTrader is for the host. Click on my name, and I think it gives you the option to leave iTrader. If not, go to my public profile, and from there you can follow the link. ;)
Hopefully this helps... if not, let me know! You'll catch on!

07-24-2011, 10:28 PM
The rep points are given to the cards that you received. Find each person in this thread, and in one of their posts, hit "you rock" on the bottom right corner. Then you can just thank them and let them know you received one of their cards.
The iTrader is for the host. Click on my name, and I think it gives you the option to leave iTrader. If not, go to my public profile, and from there you can follow the link. ;)
Hopefully this helps... if not, let me know! You'll catch on!

LOL this really helps since I have been doing it all wrong. :twitcy:
I will go back and do it right.

07-25-2011, 10:51 PM
My cards arrived on Friday but this weekend was crazy - sorry for the delay. Beautiful cards received from:esew123, callalily and o4aclaireism. JenCreates - thanks for a challenging swap that was a lot of fun.

off to leave points for all

07-26-2011, 03:58 AM
My cards arrived today - YEAH!! Thanks Jencreates for a great swap!
I have great cards from Kimmie9, Rainyday, and MelanieS... what wonderful cards! Thanks!

07-31-2011, 12:41 AM
Thank you so much to my swap partners:melanies, Katelnorth, and 04adaireism. Thank you to our host also. It was a fun swap!
(I hope the last iD was correct...)

kim miles
08-03-2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks to tiffany 186 jewels and callalilly all the outside of the box cards were fun to get. Each one was totally different and they quickly became my favorites. Kim miles thanks jenn for hosting.