View Full Version : Variety is the Spice of Life, Due June 1

03-11-2008, 08:51 PM
Swap Due Date - June 1
Signup/withdraw date - May 15
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12

Variety is the Spice of Life

Thanks for looking ~ This swap is now full

Do you find yourself set in your ways when it comes to choosing a medium? Do you find yourself always painting, or always using collage, or stamping? Now is your chance to try something new! This is an excellent chance for Newbies, but everyone is welcome to play.

The object is to use at least three different mediums in the creation of your cards. You can use more than one medium on a card, but not on more than one card. For instance, if you want to stamp pictures and then paste them in a collage on one card, you wouldn't be able to use stamping or collage on your other two cards. There are several options to use: painting, collage, stamping, computer art, photography, stenciling, pencils, pen and ink, threading, cutting, quilling, fabric, origami,many I haven't mentioned probably...the possibilities are endless.

As for the themes, 1 card should represent "person", 1 card should represent "plant", and the other card should represent "animal". Please write on the back of the cards the medium(s) used and which card is represented.

Finally, Please add a small something used for creating art...a piece of paper, a stamped image, ephemera for collage...something to pass on to another player to enjoy and possibly use in the future. This is all about trying something new and/or inspiring others.

Please PM me with any questions. Standard swap rules apply: USA traders send a SASE and I will cover International postage. Please include an envelope or a label with your name/user name on it. Be creative and have fun!

1. Stormarela Received
2. lilbad Received
3. jonquil Received
4. Vicki Z Received
5. Tropicanahana
6. mrubyjean Received
7. maxie23 Received
8. lois Received
9. fingers Received
10. Pennyquilter Received
11. NYJunkie Received
12. musicgal Received

03-12-2008, 03:26 PM
sign me up please!

03-12-2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks for signing up Stormarela! I will PM my address.

03-13-2008, 08:07 PM
Scarey!!! Out of my safety zone----oh no!!! Should I try---or should I go on with my eyes averted?
Welllllll, sign me up, she says tremblling in her slippers.

03-13-2008, 10:42 PM
I'll have a go - sounds like fun

Vicki Z
03-14-2008, 08:36 AM
:twitcy: Is your mood "Amused" today because you are watching all us POTENTIAL signer-uppers going NUTS??? Scary, and lots of rules, and so many things to think about.

Do I draw a queen? Then I can't draw an animal. Do I stamp a plant? Then I can't stamp a cat. If I paint one, then I have to not paint another. (My head hurts already!) :swoon:

Please sign me up, I already have 2 pages of potential combinations, mostly with stuff already crossed out because of duplication. You're tough, but this sounds fun, or at least challenging.

03-14-2008, 06:47 PM
I think I got this one!! Could I sign up for this as my first swap?


03-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Ok, Ill be brave...please sign me up!

03-16-2008, 02:08 AM
Would love to join in if you'll have me.

03-16-2008, 04:08 AM
Me, too, please.

03-16-2008, 12:50 PM
sign me up pls?

03-16-2008, 10:31 PM
I'm so proud of all of you brave artists...even at least one newbie, I see! Welcome to my swap and have some great fun! I'm signing up lilbad, jonquil, Vicki Z, Tropicanahana, mrubyjean, maxie23, lois, and fingers. I can't wait to see what inspires you!

03-16-2008, 10:56 PM
OK! I'm caught up for now, so sign me up please and I'll try different media.

03-18-2008, 03:24 PM
Is there still room for me to join??? This sounds like fun.

03-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Oh this sounds like fun!
Please add me

03-18-2008, 05:48 PM
Welcome to Pennyquilter, NYJunkie, and musicgal. I'll PM my address. We are now full! :D

03-24-2008, 03:40 PM
Vicki Z, I have received your 3 wonderfully creative cards today. Thanks for joining my swap! Can't wait for more! :D

03-25-2008, 08:04 PM
You guys are fast!

Pennyquilter's cool cards were in the box today!

04-08-2008, 09:35 PM
I got your cards today lilbad! Great work!

04-29-2008, 02:25 AM
I'm working on my cards... a zetti girl, some seaweed, and not sure which animal yet... I'll show some pics tomorrow.

04-29-2008, 04:57 PM
oops, in the envelope ready to go without pictures!... well, it will be a surprise. I was really challenged with this swap, LOVED it, and ended up with some interesting combinations, that I will have to do more of. Great theme!
My cards are in today's mail.

05-07-2008, 05:27 PM
My cards are heading off in the mail today - it was fun

05-09-2008, 09:50 AM
Stormarela, I received your lovely cards today. Great techniques!

I'll keep a lookout for yours jonquil.

thanks a bunch guys!

05-14-2008, 01:36 PM
I have received your cards...awesome techniques! I wish that I could keep all of these cards I'm getting, but I promise to trade them as required. Everyone will be so happy with their returns, I believe.

05-14-2008, 06:06 PM
I haven't forgotten this swap. I have one card started and the other two are planned in my head. I hope to get them done this weekend and mail them on Monday. Please be patient.

05-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Put my cards in the mail to you this morning! I ended up trying some new techniques ~ thanks!

05-18-2008, 11:22 PM
I haven't forgotten this swap. I have one card started and the other two are planned in my head. I hope to get them done this weekend and mail them on Monday. Please be patient.

You still have some time. I'll be on the lookout for new cards arriving! :)

05-24-2008, 02:37 PM
I'm surprised my cards haven't reached you yet! Well, I'll try to be patient and hope they make it right after the holiday weekend.:v_spin:

05-25-2008, 11:09 PM
Here are the three ATCs I'm submitting for this challenge.

First is a simple line drawing of my Katie Kat.

Second is a computer design made completely with triangles.

Third is photo of myself -- printed from a roll of film I found 35 years later!

05-26-2008, 12:49 AM
I have updated the post with all received cards. If your name is not marked as received, but you have already sent your cards, please let me know. I'm excited about the returns and hope that you all will be as well. Thanks for the extras.

05-26-2008, 07:42 PM
Glad my cards arrived.:)

05-31-2008, 02:55 PM
Maxie23 your cards came today. I think the holiday held up the last of the cards so I will give them until Tuesday to come in and then send them out on Wednesday.

Everyone will be quite pleased I believe.

06-04-2008, 04:41 PM
First post updated with received cards.

06-11-2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks for playing everybody! I am now requesting that this swap be moved to the Archived Swaps threads. Have fun creating! :wubclub:

Vicki Z
06-12-2008, 07:17 AM
You may want to leave this swap in Active, rather than Archiveing it quite yet.
No one can post to an Archived Swap, and people often like to post comments when they receive their returns.:embarrassed:
Just a thought??

06-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Thanks for the information. I was PM'd with some as well. I'm still learning the rules about hosting so it's good to have you all keeping me on my toes. Most cards went out on June 4th, but there were a few envelopes held until the 7th. Thanks for keeping us updated as you get your cards.

06-13-2008, 02:14 PM
I understand that some cards may have been damaged as a result of how I packaged the return cards for mailing. If anyone has issues, feel free to PM your address and what I owe to you. I am chalking this up to experience and making my share of mistakes so it won't happen again, but I'd like the chance to make things right by you all. I appreciate your offering up your experience and not holding a permanent grudge (although I understand why you were quite upset to begin with). My offer stands, though, to anyone who feels that I need to make amends. I take full responsiblity as a host and wish for everyone to have a good experience from this. I will hold no grudges to anyone who wants to take me up on this offer. It's just a matter of customer service.


06-17-2008, 10:03 AM
I'm absolutely thrilled with the cards I received in this swap from - our host Kandm17, Stormarela, and Lois! What a great Variety -- it spiced up my life on a dull day.
Wow! tons of extra papers from Kandm17 -- too nice!!!!

06-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Received three cards today: Self Portrait by Lois, Dragon Kangi by Kandm, and Nature's Beauty by Musigal. Thanks! Kandm, thanks for hosting and for all the goodies.

06-19-2008, 04:55 PM

Your envelope was returned to me because the front of the envelope got ripped up. I will repackage and send out to you. There was no damage inside.

Vicki Z
06-20-2008, 10:24 AM
I received my cards, and my envelope was very ripped up as well.
I think it is the way you are packaging your returns. PLEASE tape them down!
No damage on my cards, though. The goodies you included seemed to protect them.
THANKS for the goodies!!!!

06-23-2008, 01:37 AM
my cards and all the goodies arrived safely, thank you so much Kimberly for such a great theme for a swap! Thanks also to Jonquil, Mrubyjean, and Maxie23 for very cool cards!

06-25-2008, 05:16 AM
Thank you to our host and to fingers, stormarela, and Viicki Z. for very nice atcs.