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blueskysunburn
03-22-2008, 01:20 AM
Signup Date - May 2nd
Withdraw date - May 16th
Swap Due Date - May 16th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited


All cards were mailed 5/22. Thank you for participating!

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Flying through the air, going to the market or rolling in the mud,
this swap is all about pigs!


Artwork by dmnh, xstitcher, electablue, lemurkat and jean.

Creating Cards - All mediums are welcome granted the guidelines below are followed.
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* No heavy or bulky embellishments. PM me if you are unsure.
* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies.
* Please send work you are proud of and demonstrate your best workmanship! Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards.


Mailing Cards - All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves. Please include username and swap name on all envelopes.

* International participants – Please keep in mind it can take up to two weeks for me to receive international mail. I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your mailing address to me. I create printed mailing labels for all international participants.

* US Participants – Please include a (clearly written) self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Do not send small return address labels in lieu of a clearly written address. Please include 62 cents minimum loose postage. Unused postage will be returned.

* Please do not send bubble envelopes or for returns!!!


General Info - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. I will update the thread when I receive your cards but please allow 48 hours for trader ratings.

Please send a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local).

Photo pools are created in all my swaps for the enjoyment of the participants. Credit is given to each participant and photos are used for this one time only. The photo pool is updated periodically thoughout the swap. By signing up for the swap you are agreeing to have your cards displayed in the photo pool.



Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!


**Click here to view to view all cards received so far!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157604392920023/)

1. miss - New Jersey
2. xstitcher - Missouri
3. elena - New Jersey
4. patti m - New Jersey
5. pennyquilter - Michigan
6. origami grace - Virginia
7. dmnh - Kansas
8. kristinized - Minnesota
9. heymaggie - Texas
10. howiewonderstud (ar) - Canada
11. kat - North Carolina
12. lori.rn - South Carolina
13. frog princess - United Kingdom
14. j4mi3 - Colorado
15. ibus - Scotland (ar)
16. irishrose - California
17. paperfairys - United Kingdom
18. kstyles - Florida
19. jac - Australia
20. pavonne - Minnesota
21. kaggs - Pennsylvania
22. conniemarie - Pennsylvania


blue - received
gray - withdrawn

miss
03-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Sign me up, please!

blueskysunburn
03-22-2008, 03:16 PM
Sure deal. Welcome miss!

xstitcher
03-22-2008, 04:04 PM
Please add me too!

blueskysunburn
03-22-2008, 04:29 PM
welcome xstitcher!

Elena
03-23-2008, 01:39 PM
Can I join?

Patti M
03-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Ooooh! Piggies! I love and collect them- so I would love some ATC's of them. Can I please join here. Patti m

blueskysunburn
03-23-2008, 06:32 PM
Welcome elena and patti m!

Pennyquilter
03-23-2008, 08:09 PM
Yes, pigs! I have a small collection of pigs and would love to do this swap.
pennyquilter

OrigamiGrace
03-23-2008, 09:28 PM
Please count me in, thank you! Got a very cute origami pattern for pigs:)

dmnh
03-23-2008, 10:14 PM
I would like to join this swap please. thanks

blueskysunburn
03-23-2008, 11:21 PM
welcome to the swap pennyquilter, origamigrace and dmnh!

kristinized
03-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Sign me up please! :)

blueskysunburn
03-26-2008, 11:50 PM
welcome kristinized!

heymaggie
03-27-2008, 08:44 PM
I'd like to join this piggy swap!
:v_spin:

blueskysunburn
03-27-2008, 09:23 PM
welcome heymaggie!

howiewonderstud
03-29-2008, 11:53 PM
hey... I love pigs... can I join in, too?

blueskysunburn
03-30-2008, 12:11 AM
of course, howiewonderstud!

kat
03-30-2008, 08:27 AM
Sign me up!
Kat

blueskysunburn
03-30-2008, 09:29 AM
Welcome Kat!

lori.rn
03-30-2008, 10:26 AM
I have been looking at this, please add my name.

blueskysunburn
03-30-2008, 11:09 AM
welcome lori.rn!

Frog Princess
03-30-2008, 04:05 PM
My hubby collects pigs- they live next to my frog collection! I've come to love the little critters. I'd like to play too, please!

blueskysunburn
03-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Welcome Frog Princess!

kat
03-31-2008, 04:08 PM
Back when we lived in Kansas and watched the weather nightly, my husband coined the phrase "pig-sized hail." I decided to give that image a try for my first card.
Kat

blueskysunburn
03-31-2008, 09:06 PM
That's too cute kat!

blueskysunburn
03-31-2008, 09:27 PM
Received some really cute cards in today from elena! I will scan them in sometime this week so we can get the photo pool started!

Ibus
04-01-2008, 01:05 PM
Can I join too please?

blueskysunburn
04-01-2008, 01:25 PM
welcome j4mi3 and ibus!

heymaggie
04-02-2008, 03:58 AM
Back when we lived in Kansas and watched the weather nightly, my husband coined the phrase "pig-sized hail." I decided to give that image a try for my first card.
Kat

Great card, Kat! So cute and unique!

kat
04-02-2008, 10:34 AM
Thanks, heymaggie.
Since we were to make each card different, I decided to go with a weather theme.
Here are the other two. The last is titled "mentally at the beach."
kat

blueskysunburn
04-02-2008, 01:53 PM
I love your cards kat!

Ibus
04-02-2008, 02:00 PM
They're brilliant!

Patti M
04-02-2008, 08:35 PM
Such cute cards already. I thought I was ready to mail when I realized that they all had to be different! Of course for the first time in ages I actually made mine all the same- so back to the drawing board (oooh fun!). I loved my original idea so I'll post that one for now- it's a paper patchwork piggy in a foldover ATC
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7315

Patti M
04-02-2008, 08:39 PM
I am trying to upload a pic from the gallery- so far no luck- not sure what I'm doing wrong- but I did post it in the gallery. It is my Paper Patchwork Piggy that I made so far. Here s the gallery link.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7315
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7317&w=o

blueskysunburn
04-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Ah! I love the little behind!

Patti M
04-03-2008, 09:15 PM
I thought it was a cute tush as well! haha!

heymaggie
04-04-2008, 01:23 PM
My Piggy Littles are on their way to you now!!! I posted them in my gallery if you want to take a look at them.

heymaggie
04-04-2008, 01:26 PM
I made mine all the same too, then reread the instructions and made some more different ones. Later, I will post the extra piggies in my gallery and trade them.

xstitcher
04-04-2008, 02:26 PM
I need to start looking for pigs this weekend.

I hope I can remember what I made for the last one so I don't make them again. I think I took a picture of them, will have to check my computer.

blueskysunburn
04-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Great cards heymaggie! I like the wire used for the pig tails.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with xstitcher.

blueskysunburn
04-05-2008, 12:26 AM
The photo pool is now active for those that want to take a peek through out the swap!

IrishRose
04-05-2008, 02:48 AM
I just can't seem to resist your swaps, Jennifer! May I join in the pig-o-rama?

blueskysunburn
04-05-2008, 07:11 AM
Of course irishrose, always glad to have a return participant!

blueskysunburn
04-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Received some cute little porkers today from heymaggie. The photo pool is already updated. :)

kristinized
04-05-2008, 04:25 PM
my cars went in the mail yesterday!

blueskysunburn
04-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Wow, you didn't have to mail me a car! :P

Thanks for letting me know! I will keep an eye out for them.

Paperfairys
04-05-2008, 06:11 PM
can i join in please hun ?

elaine x

:)

blueskysunburn
04-05-2008, 06:14 PM
of course! welcome paperfairys!

Paperfairys
04-05-2008, 07:49 PM
thank you :)


:wub:

heymaggie
04-06-2008, 10:01 AM
Received some cute little porkers today from heymaggie. The photo pool is already updated. :)


Wow! That was fast mail delivery! It pays to live near the host. I love your photo pool idea and will use it on my own swaps! You rock!

blueskysunburn
04-06-2008, 10:07 AM
Thanks! I loved it when the host did it for one of my first swaps so I do it for all of mine. Just be sure to put a disclaimer on your first thread so people know their artwork will be posted if they sign up. Although I have yet to have one person complain, it helps avoid the dreaded copyright issue.

kstyles
04-07-2008, 02:30 PM
May I join please. Sounds fun!

blueskysunburn
04-07-2008, 08:33 PM
welcome kstyles!

blueskysunburn
04-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Received some lovelies yesterday from penny quilter and kat. I may be a little hit and miss today and tomorrow. I caught an icky stomach bug yesterday and at the same time I'm having to deal with painters that have done a horrible job on my house (no they aren't one and the same ;)).

blueskysunburn
04-08-2008, 11:52 PM
Received cards today from kristinized. I will update the first post and give trader ratings tomorrow after work.

ConnieMarie
04-09-2008, 05:05 PM
I would love to sign up for this swap please!

blueskysunburn
04-09-2008, 09:36 PM
welcome connie marie!

Received some darling piggies from origami grace today!

kstyles
04-10-2008, 07:26 AM
Here are my cards for the swap. I had fun with these!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=8506&w=o

blueskysunburn
04-10-2008, 07:54 AM
Those are cute! I love the one in the middle!

miss
04-10-2008, 04:48 PM
The last one is my favorite. Great job, kstyles!

kstyles
04-11-2008, 07:18 AM
Thank you.

blueskysunburn
04-13-2008, 12:24 AM
The photo pool has been updated!

Ibus
04-15-2008, 05:59 PM
I started off today to do my Piggy cards. I now have four water colour cards, that while related to the rhyme 'This little Piggy went to market ...' don't actually have any piggies in them! Each one I drew looked daft, so I erased them. :nah: I had fun though. :)

blueskysunburn
04-15-2008, 08:53 PM
Sometimes the process makes it worth while. I have mine sketched out just need to add color. The last pig swap I was in I drew I don't know how many cards before I was happy.

Ibus
04-16-2008, 10:25 PM
Today I managed one! :)
4129

blueskysunburn
04-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Cute card Ibus!

Jac
04-16-2008, 10:36 PM
I would love to join this swap.I have just found this forum.I live in Australia

blueskysunburn
04-16-2008, 10:41 PM
Sure. Welcome Jac!

blueskysunburn
04-18-2008, 02:00 PM
heehee of course!

Kaggs
04-19-2008, 01:58 PM
May I join this swap?
Kaggs

blueskysunburn
04-19-2008, 02:01 PM
Sure, welcome kaggs.

miss
04-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Mine went in the mail today.

blueskysunburn
04-20-2008, 04:47 PM
I'll watch out for them. Thanks for letting me know!

Kaggs
04-20-2008, 04:53 PM
I finished mine and posted them to my gallery if anybody wants to take a peek. They should probably get in the mail later this week.

Ibus
04-21-2008, 09:00 PM
I've finished mine, at last. Not my usual kind of card. My first attempts are in my gallery. Photos aren't great ... I thought I'd use HMTs new camera, but will in future stick with mine. I'll replace them tomorrow.
These are packed up ready to go tomorrow.
4375

blueskysunburn
04-23-2008, 07:58 AM
Received cards from paperfairys!

Patti M
04-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Mine are in the mail today! Patti M

heymaggie
04-23-2008, 11:05 PM
I love all the pigs! They are so cute. Everyone is making cards that I want!

kstyles
04-24-2008, 09:29 AM
I dropped my pigs in the mail yesterday!

blueskysunburn
04-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Sounds good! Thank yall for letting me know. I received cards today from miss.

ConnieMarie
04-25-2008, 03:12 AM
welcome connie marie!

I'm not on the list! :(

blueskysunburn
04-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Oops! You're on there now. :)

ConnieMarie
04-25-2008, 06:54 PM
Yay! :D

blueskysunburn
04-25-2008, 07:50 PM
received cards today from kstyles.

Jac
04-26-2008, 05:32 PM
Sorry ladies I have to withdraw from this swap.Visitors have arrived unexpectedly and will be here for a few weeks.

blueskysunburn
04-26-2008, 08:19 PM
Sorry to see you go. Hope things go smoothly with your visitors. :)

Kaggs
04-28-2008, 08:11 AM
My cards are going out in the mail today! They're in my gallery if anybody wants to take a peek.

blueskysunburn
04-28-2008, 03:55 PM
I will watch out for them. Thanks for letting me know!

blueskysunburn
04-28-2008, 08:50 PM
Received cards today from patti m!

Patti M
04-28-2008, 10:21 PM
good to know they arrived. I am trying to send most of my swaps out before the postage increase in May!

blueskysunburn
05-02-2008, 07:45 PM
received cards today from kaggs!

blueskysunburn
05-02-2008, 11:12 PM
Two weeks out until deadline. Reminder emails are going out to any international participants I have not received cards from.

xstitcher
05-03-2008, 08:07 AM
My plan is to finish mine this weekend and get them mailed Monday.

I will post once they are in the mail.

blueskysunburn
05-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Sounds good. If I don't have them by next Friday I will send you a reminder email with the others to check in.

IrishRose
05-05-2008, 05:24 PM
Jennifer, my cards went out in the mail today!

blueskysunburn
05-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Sounds good Irishrose!

Received cards today from dmnh!

Kaggs
05-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks for the iTrader! I really enjoyed making the cards and seeing what everyone else has made on the photo pool. That was a great idea.

blueskysunburn
05-06-2008, 07:40 PM
Glad you like it! I planned on updating it again last weekend but didn't have time. Hopefully I will be able to later this week.

Jerri Sue
05-07-2008, 11:24 AM
A friend just told me about this group and I just joined today. Is it too late to sign up for this swap, please say no. I LOVE pigs this swap is perfect for me.
Jerri Sue

blueskysunburn
05-07-2008, 03:09 PM
Jerri Sue the sign-ups closed May 2nd. If you are local (within the US) I will turn a blind eye to the date and let you in. I'm afraid I would be pushing it if you are international. I wouldn't want you to have to produce anything rushed to try to meet the deadline. Where are you located?

Please take a moment to fill in your profile so we can know a little more about you. Thanks!

xstitcher
05-09-2008, 10:17 AM
My pigs are in the mail.

Ibus
05-10-2008, 11:19 PM
My pigs appear to be swimming the pond, cos I posted them long before the funky cats, but they've arrived and the pigs haven't. :(

blueskysunburn
05-10-2008, 11:32 PM
thanks for letting me know xstitcher.

Oh no, Ibus! I will double check my swap bin make sure they did not arrive. If I find them I will let you know!

Pennyquilter
05-12-2008, 01:11 PM
Pavonne, I love your dancing pigs - really funny and Super Pig is good too. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

blueskysunburn
05-12-2008, 02:43 PM
Cute cards pavonne!

blueskysunburn
05-12-2008, 08:10 PM
Received cards today from xstitcher. I'm sending a reminder pm to any locals I have not heard from tonight. To ensure I get them they need to be mailed NO LATER than Wednesday. If I don't get your cards by the Saturday mail run you'll miss out on the swap.

blueskysunburn
05-14-2008, 08:41 PM
Received cards today from j4mi3!

Ibus
05-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Wish I knew where mine are :sad:

blueskysunburn
05-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Chin up ibus. Maybe they will show in my mailbox tomorrow, you never know. :)

blueskysunburn
05-16-2008, 12:28 AM
Received cards today from pavonne!

heymaggie
05-16-2008, 12:37 AM
My cards are ready to mail, just need to know where to send them.

Love your dreaming pigs, pavonne! They has a corm!

ConnieMarie
05-17-2008, 04:49 PM
Did my cards make it to you?!?!?! ::on edge!::

blueskysunburn
05-17-2008, 05:16 PM
Sorry conniemarie they did not. I only received cards today from frog princess.

I would offer to hold the swap for a few days since I am missing cards from three people at the moment but I am leaving out of town Thursday morning. The swap will go on as scheduled. All cards received after today will be returned.

Ibus
05-17-2008, 06:47 PM
The swap will go on as scheduled. All cards received after today will be returned.
Fabulous :rolleyes: Thanks GPO, I really appreciate the part you played in this!

blueskysunburn
05-19-2008, 10:42 PM
Received cards today from Conniemarie. You lucked out girl! I planned on swapping cards out this weekend but didn't get to. Good thing since yours are here. :)

I am swapping out tonight. I will have your cards in the mail by Thursday morning at the latest! It depends on if I get lunch breaks at work. I will post a confirmation once it's done. I know I owe trader ratings to frog princess and conniemarie but I believe I got everyone else. If I have missed you please let me know!!

miss
05-20-2008, 06:39 PM
I never got i-trader, either.

Can't wait to see the returns-- so many cute cards!

blueskysunburn
05-20-2008, 08:17 PM
I've left one for you. :)

blueskysunburn
05-22-2008, 10:06 AM
All cards ere dropped off at the post office this morning. Thank you for participating!

I am leaving shortly and will not have access to internet. I will check back when I return.

heymaggie
05-23-2008, 06:36 PM
I got my wonderful little piggies in the mail today! They are so cute. Thanks blueskysunburn for hosting this fun swap. Also thanks to these artists for their great ATCs: j4mi3 - love the flying pig in "Just For Fun!"... a great movable ATC, and miss for "Hog"...excellent drawing and really cute pig, and Origami Grace for "Oink!"... I've never seen an origami pig before, a most original and wonderful card!

kat
05-24-2008, 10:55 AM
A delightful, diverse collection of piggies just arrived. Each one shows great imagination & care: "Pinky Pig" (a painting by dmnh), "The Pig of Hearts" (cross stitch by xsticher), & "Patchwork Piggy" (collage by PattiM). Thanks to you and blueskysunburn. This was a fun swap.

blueskysunburn
05-24-2008, 11:53 PM
Oh, yea! They are starting to reach their destinations. GLad you ladies like your returns!

Pennyquilter
05-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Thanks Blueskysunburn for hosting the Piggy Little Swap. Mine arrived today here in Michigan (5/27/08)
Thanks to Kaggs for "How Much is that Piggy in the Window" - to Irish Rose for the Three little blind mice and to Conniemarie for "Oink".

Kaggs
05-27-2008, 03:44 PM
I recieved mine today too! I received pennyquilter's "Learning to Fly, conniemarie's To Market, and irishrose's Three Musketeers. They all look great and I'm leaving rep for everyone and iTrader for our host.

OrigamiGrace
05-27-2008, 08:14 PM
BSB - Thanx for hosting another fun swap! And thanx to Kristinized, PattiM and Irish Rose (SB wouldn't let me leave you a rep point:(

blueskysunburn
05-27-2008, 09:08 PM
Glad the little piggies are finding their way to happy homes!

Frog Princess
05-28-2008, 05:13 AM
Mine arrived this morning- and they're gorgeous! Love them all. Thanks to kstyles, xstitcher and Kat. Wonderful cards. Thanks for hosting this great swap, blueskysunburn.

blueskysunburn
05-28-2008, 08:08 AM
Glad you liked them! Sounds like they are making their way overseas now.

kristinized
05-28-2008, 08:32 AM
Received my piggies yesterday, thanks for hosting blueskysunburn! Also thank you: Origami Grace, heymaggie, and Patti M for your cute cards. Off to leave IT and reps now! :)

Patti M
05-28-2008, 04:11 PM
My adorable piggies arrived yesterday and I have been admiring them since- Thanks to Origami Grace, Kristinized, and Miss- they are great! A special thank you to Blueskysunburn for hosting- great job of course!

ConnieMarie
05-28-2008, 05:01 PM
My Piggy Returns arrived yesterday! I got some awesome cards from IrishRose, Kaggs, and Pennyquilter! Thanks to blueskysunburn for being a wonderful host!

blueskysunburn
05-28-2008, 09:18 PM
Ya'll are welcome. Glad you liked your returns!

xstitcher
05-29-2008, 12:47 PM
My cards have arrived too.

Thank you so much for hosting blueskysunburn.

Thanks to dmnh, j4mi3, kristinized, miss, Paper Fairys, and pavonne the the wonderful cards.

Off to leave rep points.

blueskysunburn
05-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Wow, this was a quick swap to wrap up. I'm only waiting for one more set to arrive at their destination. Thanks for making this such a smooth swap!