View Full Version : A Piggy Little Swap - Due May 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

Great card, Kat! So cute and unique!

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."

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

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

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.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

elaine x


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

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


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!

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.

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

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

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 ;)).

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

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

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

Received some darling piggies from origami grace today!

04-10-2008, 07:26 AM
Here are my cards for the swap. I had fun with these!

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

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

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

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

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. :)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

I'm not on the list! :(

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Received cards today from dmnh!

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.

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

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!

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

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. :(

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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!

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!!

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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".

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.

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:(

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.

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

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!

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!

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

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.

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!