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Mrs.Alderman
12-29-2011, 11:03 PM
Swap Due Date - February 21
Sign Up Date - no later than February 14
Number of Cards - 3:3,6:6,9:9
Number of Participants - unlimited
(International participants welcome, I will pay for the first 3 international postage. after that please send your country's postage)
Medium: Hand Drawn/Painted or Mixed Media(heads and faces must be hand drawn.)
No copies allowed for this swap. (must be original work) digital is ok.

for this theme be inspired to make Dryads!! people-like figures and plants merged together to make beautiful creatures, you are not limited to trees or even real plants for inspiration!!
please read carefully~
Making and sending your cards:
1] They need to be received by me before Febuary 21
2] Cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
3] send something you'd want to keep for yourself, but you wont because your nice.
4] Protect all of your cards separately in plastic sleeves.
5] if you embellish your cards please make sure they are protected very very very well!! i would hate for cards to become confetti when they go through the postal machines.
6] Send your address on a printed label or piece of paper, if hand written it must be legible. also send amount of stamps it took to make it to me.(64 is the norm for 4/6 cards, 88 for 9, always check with the post office) SASE is ok, i also have envelopes if you dont have many.
7] International participants, please include a large address label.
8] Please get your cards to me before the deadline or I will trade late's with late's for a small while and neutrals will be given. any cards 3 late days will be sent back.(communication may change this)
9] Write your name, user name ,swap name & location on the back of your cards.please put user name and swap on envelopes.(or i might mistake them for a gift XD)
10] Please PM me when your cards are ready to mail for my address.Tell me the day they are mailed so i can time them.
11] A Host/Hostess card is not required but always appreciated and will be treasured forever!

Players - when you receive
your cards from me for the swap don't forget to leave iTrader rating for the Host (me) and Rep Points( you rock) for the people you received cards for.this allows me to know you received your cards!!!

above all, have tons of fun!!
who wants to play? (please state your favorite plants when signing up!)
recieved
0. me{9} passion fruit, vines, oaks (much much more)
1.onaki{9} Cacti/Cactus, Venus fly trap, snap dragons, cherry blossoms, and weeping willows
2.Claudzie{3} cacti,orchids,and willow trees
3.Kavka {9} cherry blossoms and bleeding hearts
4.TFBalding{9} ivy plants, morning glories, and roses
5.Loladeer{9} rhododendron, the weeping willow and the bird of paradise
6.Krystenr {3}orchids, morning glories & pansies
7.Iridescent888 {6}lilacs, baby's breath, snapdragons and bittersweet
8.Evalila {6}birch, olive and willow trees
9.Mikesatc{6}
10.Pandacookie {3}Bonzai tree's, roses w/ the different petal tips, venus fly traps,lilies,tulips,willow
11.Phrixy{6} lilacs, hyacinths, raspberries, ginko leaves, ferns, magnolia flowers
12. Heidi 2323 {3}Antherium, nandina, and hibiscus
13.Chronata{3} roses, ivy, oak, willow, maple, apple, lily
14.1110sandra{3} flytrap, orchid
15. Artsylola{3}
16. suntrade{3}

Onaki
12-30-2011, 12:58 AM
**Throws hand up** DUH! ME!

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 01:34 AM
but of course!! >) your permanently signed up for my swaps XD

Claudzie
12-30-2011, 01:39 AM
Me please!

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 01:54 AM
welcome Claudzie!!! =D what are your favorite plants?

Kavka
12-30-2011, 01:55 AM
Me~
(also 9:9 is crazzzzzy...but maybe I will if enough people jump in)

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 01:58 AM
Welcome Kavka!! what are your favorite plants?
and yes 9 is alot, but it can be really fun XD! and that is perfectly reasonable to wait and see how many there are. X3 would be wacky if only 7 people joined and you made 9 cards!!

Claudzie
12-30-2011, 02:14 AM
I like cacti, and orchids, and... willow trees. X]

Kavka
12-30-2011, 02:23 AM
Not quite sure what my favorite plant is but I do like cherry blossoms and bleeding hearts.

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 02:24 AM
awesome! i love orchids and willows too~

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 02:32 AM
oooh kavka! bleeding hearts and cherry trees are awesome, i also like the bleeding heart vine, it has white flowers that turn burgundy with age~

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 02:35 AM
http://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=694 are pics of the vine one

TF Balding
12-30-2011, 02:59 AM
Yepyep, add me babe! :)

And my favs are ivy plants, morning glories, and roses.

krystenr
12-30-2011, 09:08 AM
i'm in! (orchids, morning glories & pansies)

Iridescent888
12-30-2011, 11:18 AM
Sounds cooolll...I'll give it a try. I love lilacs, baby's breath, snapdragons and bittersweet.


Fun!

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Welcome Tanya, lola, krystenr and iridecent888!! and all of those are beautiful favorite plants!!

debs913
12-30-2011, 06:31 PM
Lurking

Mrs.Alderman
12-30-2011, 10:31 PM
:P the vines reach for you to join debs!!!

MelanieS
12-30-2011, 11:33 PM
Hmm, not sure, but def intrigued! Are we just saying what your fave plants are or are we supposed to used those plants in the cards?

Mrs.Alderman
12-31-2011, 05:56 AM
your favorite plants are to quench my curiosity nothing more ^U^

Evalila
12-31-2011, 06:42 AM
Great theme! IŽd love to play, too.

My fave plants are birch, olive and willow trees.

debs913
12-31-2011, 12:53 PM
Ack! I'm being entwined! Guess you better sign me up Lyndsey!

Favorite plants--sunflowers, rhubarb, white oak, sugar maple, Christmas cactus, old fashioned rose

Mrs.Alderman
12-31-2011, 05:33 PM
welcome Evalila and debs!! so glad my minions worked >D

Mikesatc
12-31-2011, 05:36 PM
i'm goin to make 6:6

Mrs.Alderman
12-31-2011, 09:23 PM
hooray!! welcome ^U^ what are your fave plants mike?

Onaki
01-01-2012, 01:06 AM
I love Cacti/Cactus, Venus fly trap, snap dragons, cherry blossoms, and weeping willows.

Iridescent888
01-01-2012, 01:50 AM
Wow...fab artists in this group!

Mrs.Alderman
01-01-2012, 03:42 PM
those are all awesome onaki! hehe i had a venus flytrap once but it didint last long, they need more humidity and food than my house can offer...
Iridecent i couldn't agree more!

PandaCookie
01-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Sign me up ;-; I love Bonzai tree's, roses w/ the different petal tips, venus fly traps, (Mine died cause my friends mom smokes and it killed it so fast... **sadface**) Lillies, Tulips, annnnd willow tree's. :3

Mrs.Alderman
01-02-2012, 02:16 PM
welcome pandacookie!~ those fly traps are picky anyhow XD.

PandaCookie
01-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Oh don't I know it lol My idea's are brewin!

PandaCookie
01-06-2012, 03:29 PM
Ive drawn 2 of my dryads >3 this swap was a great idea Lyn! XD

Mrs.Alderman
01-06-2012, 10:00 PM
shweet! and thank you ^U^ i like to think i have them every now and then lol.

Mrs.Alderman
01-07-2012, 07:05 PM
mike your lovely cards have arrived!!

Iridescent888
01-08-2012, 02:17 AM
Got into the dryad world mood late. Wellll here are the first two for the cacti and snapdragon likers.

Mrs.Alderman
01-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Very nice iridescent!!! i love that snap dragon!!

TF Balding
01-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Wowza Iridescent! That snapdragon is crazy awesome! :)

Iridescent888
01-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Thanks guys...
Home from breakfast and ready to delve more into the viney depths...

I drew a dryad on the napkin a Bob Evans this morning and all I had was a red and green crayon.
Thanks Mrs Alderman ha

Mrs.Alderman
01-08-2012, 04:46 PM
XD thats awesome! you should share your napkin creation. and your welcome! most of my swap ideas come from things i doodle frequently lol

Phrixy
01-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Okay, I bite. Please sign me up. I like lilacs, hyacinths, raspberries, ginko leaves, ferns, magnolia flowers...plants are so beautiful.

Iridescent888
01-09-2012, 12:38 PM
will probably try a few more. I got a Morning Glory and Bleeding Heart in my gallery..couldn't post to attachment for some crazy reason

debs913
01-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Like the bleeding heart one, Irid. Very nice set!

Kavka
01-09-2012, 06:33 PM
Oh, Irid those are so nice! I like the Morning glory best :)

BryaAmirault
01-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Can I play?

Iridescent888
01-09-2012, 07:12 PM
You r tooooo kind

Mrs.Alderman
01-09-2012, 09:16 PM
welcome phrixy and bryaAmirault!! wow iridescent!! those are awesome!! i love your vibrancy~

PandaCookie
01-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Finished my Dryad's! :3

TF Balding
01-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Ooo, pretties. Me likey, Panda :wub:

PandaCookie
01-10-2012, 06:53 PM
XD Thankies TF! I had so much fun making them :cute:

Iridescent888
01-10-2012, 11:22 PM
Love those ladies too!

Kavka
01-11-2012, 02:44 AM
I have 6 (plus one host card) of mine done so far. I think I'll upload them tomorrow after my ~lovely~ trip to the dentist. All of my dryad gals have been clothed thus far but I might end up doing 3 more as nudes to make it and epic 9:9.

If there end up being fewer than 9 players due to withdraws I'll be okay with getting a few cards from the same artist :)

debs913
01-11-2012, 10:50 AM
Wow Kavka! You are the dryad queen :)

Kavka
01-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Alllll the dryads can be found here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=276805).

Each one of them is based off of a real plant (many of them favorites of the players) :)

And attached is the host card! Mrs. Alderman's Hviske character with vines~
(You need to make more OCs - I'm starting to run low on choices!!)

Iridescent888
01-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Wow...I just love seeing them all lined up like that. Yep I do want them all.

But....


I better start working on a few more here ...sunflower and lupine yeassssss

TF Balding
01-11-2012, 10:29 PM
OMG i <3 those SO much!!! Lyndsey-Doll, ima need bout half of those cause Kavka totally rocked em! :wubclub: :wub: :notworthy:

Mrs.Alderman
01-11-2012, 10:54 PM
wow alot happened while i was offline XD. lovley panda!! and Kavka my word!!! @u@ those are beautiful!! and i will most certainly go to work on making characters XD. actually i just need time to make my comic then you will have a plethora lol. you spoil me so~ XD tf you have to share with everyone!! i know its hard, really i do!!!!

PandaCookie
01-11-2012, 11:33 PM
I sent mine today! :D Hope they arrive safely!

Kavka
01-12-2012, 01:50 AM
Ahhh, so many compliments *_*
I hope that the people who receive my cards will enjoy them :)

Srsly, Lyndsey you gotta get on that comic
I am practically dying to read it

Mrs.Alderman
01-12-2012, 02:58 AM
XD the suspense is exhilarating no? what will happen next?

TF Balding
01-12-2012, 04:30 AM
tf you have to share with everyone!! i know its hard, really i do!!!!

*pouts* weeell, only if i haaaave to...

:laugh:

Evalila
01-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Here are my cards. Loved working on them, so I might make some more;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad001.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad003.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad004.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad002.jpg)

Iridescent888
01-12-2012, 11:56 AM
They are great Evalia...I love green lips...I can imagine happening upon her around a winding path deep in the woods...so cool

TF Balding
01-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Beautiful!!!

Mrs.Alderman
01-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Wow Evalila those are very pretty!!

Evalila
01-13-2012, 08:48 AM
Thank you :D

Here are some more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad005.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad005.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad006.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad006.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad007.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad007.jpg)

Iridescent888
01-13-2012, 11:50 AM
LOVE the Redhead but all are inspiring...


got into the woods a little also

Mrs.Alderman
01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
beautiful! i love them all!! >w< your all so inspiring!! i am hoping to make my dryads come out of the woodworks soon as well

TF Balding
01-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Omg that redhead!!! Everything is so awesome, i can't wait to get to work on minee soon!

Mrs.Alderman
01-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Welcome Heidi!! =D
Received lovelies from Kavka and panda cookie!!! thank you both very much for the beauties~

Chronata
01-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Hopefully it's not too late to sign up?
I love this idea!

My favs include roses, ivy, oak, willow, maple, apple, lily

Mrs.Alderman
01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Welcome chronata!!

debs913
01-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Mrs. Alderman--I am defeated by the dryads. Please withdraw me as I'm going out to get them with some Round-up now. :(

Chronata
01-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Ok...greatly inspired last night...I made some Dryads

They are in my gallery if you want a peek!

Kavka
01-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Lovely cards, Chronata. I like the ivy and weeping willow :)

Iridescent888
01-18-2012, 03:05 PM
Great colours and I love the lily!

Claudzie
01-18-2012, 04:31 PM
Mine are in the mail and pictures have been posted in my gallery :3

Mrs.Alderman
01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
=o not the roundup!!! sorry to see you go debs~

Mrs.Alderman
01-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Wow Chronata and Claudzie!! those are so awesome!. i love the innovation and cleverness of all these dryads!!

TF Balding
01-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Oooo, Chronata & Claudzie!!! <3 <3 <3s! (Psssst, Lyndsey, my collection is SERIOUSLY missing things from these 2! I thinks we needsta fix that) ;) :)

Mrs.Alderman
01-18-2012, 09:37 PM
XD tf i might be able to help. but only if it happens randomly ;)

1110sandra
01-19-2012, 04:30 PM
please sign me up. I love fly-traps, and orchids.

Mrs.Alderman
01-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Welcome 1110sandra!

Mrs.Alderman
01-20-2012, 06:56 PM
does anyone have problems with receiving nudes? if so please tell me before the swap ends so i can assure your dryads have "clothing"

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 07:04 PM
... please tell me so i can make a few WITH clothing, lol...
5 done so far, still scheming though... i figure i gotta make about 100 to have enough for bribery and the ones i want, too lol... unless Lyndsey accepts paypal ;)

Mrs.Alderman
01-20-2012, 07:14 PM
XD i would rather have that 100 set ;)

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 07:55 PM
:laugh:
i'll see what i can come up with ;)

Mrs.Alderman
01-20-2012, 08:40 PM
awe your so kind, but seriously dont over exert yourself lol.

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Lol, i'm actually having alot of fun with these. I've got 2 more drawn this evening. I may not be able to take em all home with me, but i'm shootin for the max # so i can get lotsa dryads in return (and who knows, maybe they'll spread a lil magic on my garden this Spring& Summer) :wub:
Gonna have to work on gettin some pics posted asap.

Mrs.Alderman
01-20-2012, 09:26 PM
XD awesome!! i've been sketching away and so far they are highly addictive @u@

Evalila
01-21-2012, 04:07 AM
My cards finally went in the mail today :D

Mrs.Alderman
01-22-2012, 02:14 PM
claudzies cards arrived!! (yesterday but i wasent home) there lovley!! thank you Evalila for letting me know ^U^!!

Iridescent888
01-23-2012, 12:01 PM
I'm done this is my first 6:6 and I love this swap.

Fern and Ivy.

Mrs.Alderman
01-23-2012, 01:10 PM
amazing Iridescent!! i'm very glad you chose the dryads as your fist 6:6 and are enjoying it!!

Mrs.Alderman
01-24-2012, 12:21 AM
Chronatas cards have arrived!!

Mrs.Alderman
01-24-2012, 07:50 PM
my cards are in my gallery if anyone wants to see X3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=279504

Iridescent888
01-24-2012, 11:37 PM
My fingers crossed on getting one!

Mrs.Alderman
01-25-2012, 12:31 AM
thank you!! *notes crossed fingers ^U^*

TF Balding
01-25-2012, 12:48 AM
My cards are done! I'll get pics up and get em postal asap! :)

TF Balding
01-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Ok, mine are in my gallery and hit this PO earlier today. I mailed a few things together so keep an eye out for a bigger envy Lynds (also, let me know if i 4got anything_. :)

artsylola
01-25-2012, 05:30 PM
May I join?

Mrs.Alderman
01-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Wow TF!! those are beautiful and more stuff too!?!

Welcome artsylola!!!

artsylola
01-25-2012, 09:12 PM
There are some REALLY amazing cards in this swap!

Iridescent888
01-26-2012, 08:58 AM
they indeed are beautiful Tea.

TF Balding
01-26-2012, 02:03 PM
Thanks y'all! :)
It was alot of fun making them, and being able to do so many meant I didn't feel trapped working in just one style. It's fun to play around.

Mrs.Alderman
01-26-2012, 03:19 PM
>3 indeed!!! i love playing with styles.

Mrs.Alderman
01-27-2012, 09:11 PM
TF's lovelies came today!!! thank you for the extra too ^U^

TF Balding
01-28-2012, 12:32 AM
Thanks for letting me know & glad u likey :)

Phrixy
01-29-2012, 12:42 AM
Here's a couple dryads I've been working on...more on the way!

Iridescent888
01-29-2012, 01:19 PM
I love these Phrixy...!!!!!!

Mrs.Alderman
01-29-2012, 01:26 PM
cute Phrixy!!

Nikkiarts
01-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Lurking gonna try to make some cards first

Mrs.Alderman
01-29-2012, 06:14 PM
i hope you join Nikkiarts ^U^, but lurk away!

SunTrade
02-01-2012, 01:11 PM
How could I have missed this? Please sign me up! I will make them this weekend!

Mrs.Alderman
02-01-2012, 05:52 PM
welcome suntrade!!

SunTrade
02-01-2012, 10:48 PM
OK. Here they are, hope you like them! They go postal tomorrow, so they should be there on time!

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5379/dryadsd.jpg

SunTrade
02-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Mrs.Alderman I just looked at your cards, I am so in love with the rose one! They are all beautiful. I have not have the chance to go through the whole thread. I am betting all cards are awesome!

Mrs.Alderman
02-02-2012, 12:16 AM
wow suntrade they look great ^U^. thank you! yes its quite the gallery in here~

Mrs.Alderman
02-04-2012, 03:41 PM
Evalila's cards are here ^U^!

krystenr
02-05-2012, 01:37 PM
finished my cards! it's not often i mess around with watercolor but i think it was appropriate for this swap

Mrs.Alderman
02-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Wow Krystenr! those look great! only 16 more days!!!!

Iridescent888
02-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Mailed this morning.

Mrs.Alderman
02-06-2012, 01:08 PM
thank you iridescent ^U^!! i'll be on the lookout~

Mrs.Alderman
02-08-2012, 10:57 PM
suntrade and irridecent your cards are here!!

Iridescent888
02-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Well that was fast! Good to hear.

Phrixy
02-11-2012, 05:20 AM
Mine went flying your way yesterday. :)

Mrs.Alderman
02-11-2012, 02:36 PM
thank you Heidi and Phrixy for letting me know!! i cant wait to see them!!

1110sandra
02-11-2012, 03:27 PM
I FINISH MY DRYADS, PLEASE LET ME HAVE YOUR ADDRESS SO I CAN MAIL THEM TO YOU. THANK YOU, GREAT THEME

Phrixy
02-12-2012, 02:29 PM
Mine just blossomed in the gallery. :)

Onaki
02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Mine went into the air this morning. <3
Thank you for hosting such a lovely swap. ^^;

Green Apple, Green Onions, Bloody Cherry Blossoms, Two wild red mushroom girls, Snap Dragon, Wood, Strawberries, and mixed fruit.

TF Balding
02-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Gorgeousness Onaki!!! :wub:

Iridescent888
02-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Wow...what a lineup love it!

Mrs.Alderman
02-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Onaki those are adorable!!! i cant wait to see them!! Heidi your cards arrived!

Mrs.Alderman
02-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Phrixy your cards arrived!! only 5 more days until the dryads and mixed about and sent to all of you!~

TF Balding
02-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Yippeeeee!!!! :)

Iridescent888
02-17-2012, 07:49 AM
dreaming of dryads filling my mailbox....yes!

krystenr
02-17-2012, 09:18 AM
the post office thought it would be a good idea to return my dryads back to me :arghh: i'll mail them back out today

Mrs.Alderman
02-18-2012, 12:29 AM
sandra your lovlies came in today, thankyou
Kristen: thank you for letting me know, i will wait for them ^U^

Mrs.Alderman
02-18-2012, 11:48 PM
Onaki your cards arrived!!!!

krystenr
02-20-2012, 09:09 PM
thanks mrs. alderman, sorry for the delay!

Mrs.Alderman
02-23-2012, 02:20 AM
Krystenrs cards arrived! only waiting on one more set and i think they will be here tommorow~

Mrs.Alderman
02-23-2012, 03:39 PM
artsyLola's cards are here!! the swapping shall commence!! will be mailed out by Saturday ^U^

Iridescent888
02-23-2012, 04:51 PM
I can't wait!

TF Balding
02-23-2012, 05:22 PM
Weeeeeeee!!!! :D

artsylola
02-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Yay! These were so much fun!

Mrs.Alderman
02-25-2012, 04:51 PM
i am sorry to announce the mailing is being delayed. there is a blizzard outside and my car wont go in the snow. i am very sorry. i should be able to mail by Monday though

Mrs.Alderman
02-25-2012, 08:35 PM
there was a break in the snow so i got them to the post, but not in time for them to leave today. so they are for sure going home to all of you on monday!

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 02:44 AM
No worries Lynds! You be careful & stay warm in all that nasty white stuff! :wub:

Iridescent888
02-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Plants don't go out in the snow either...stay warm.

Mrs.Alderman
02-26-2012, 03:08 PM
XD funny story i actually drive a plant. thus its refusal to go in the snow ;) and thank you, i have my blanket and the heater up so i think i'm set! any fun plans for the spring time anyone?

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Spring time means planting the garden (veggies n flowers) and cook outs and blowin bubbles and remembering how much we missed the sunshine at our house. :) 9it also means tornados, but we ignore that til they come a knockin, lol)

Iridescent888
02-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Ahhh yes I cook out a lot in fact I am buying myself a new grill for Fathers day.

Mrs.Alderman
02-26-2012, 10:23 PM
sorry solaris!
nice tf! once we live on the ground level i will have a nice garden and hopefully some cookouts. lol my dad uses his grill until its to cold to go outside

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 11:59 PM
I made da hubby grill burgers for my birthday one year... in December :laugh:

Claudzie
02-27-2012, 02:43 AM
I feel so sorry for all of you that have to deal with the snow right now! X] It hasn't snowed once here, all winter! Just a couple rainstorms. We've been having lovely weather for a few weeks now.

SunTrade
02-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Ha it has been between 70 and 80 here!

I got my cards today. Love them all! Tanks to PandaCookie, Heidi, and MikeATc!

Mrs.Alderman
02-27-2012, 09:06 PM
hooray!! that was very quick~ the seeds are a mix blend of "garden favorites" lol. so its a surprise!! calendula, soapwort, scarlet flax, pheasants eye, malope, wallflower, chinese houses, calliopsis, california poppy, annyual babys breath, globe candyfruit, lupine,love in a mist, winged everlasting, baby blue eyes, sweet alyssum, amaranth and possibly bishops flower!! (i just read off the back of the package.) the back says to plant in a sunny location. plant seeds 4x as deep as their width, large seeds deeper than small. remove spent flowers to encourage more bloom. and not to plant until danger of frost has past.

TF Balding
02-27-2012, 10:19 PM
Awww Lynds, you always think of the koolest stuff!

Mrs.Alderman
02-27-2012, 11:24 PM
XD thanks tanya~ i just thought mixed seeds were fitting.

TF Balding
02-28-2012, 01:45 AM
I got mine, too! Weeee! Thanks to Iridescent888 (Fern), Phrixy (Monkshood), Kavka (Cherry Blossom & Sunflower), Onaki (Red string of Fate Tree), Evalila (Acacia), Sandra (#1), and of course to our kickass hostess Lyndsey (Morning Glory & Roses) & for hosting such a fun and original swap! You rock chicky!!! :wubclub: :wub:

Iridescent888
02-28-2012, 08:10 AM
Now I am going to be out looking at seeds and this year gonna amend this clay soil more.
Tons of work but I bet it will be worth it.
Here's hoping I will get some already bloomed seeds in my mailbox today!

Onaki
02-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Ohh yay! Everyone is getting cards back.~ I hope I get mine today. :D
TF you got my Red string of fate girl? XD Awesome!

Mrs.Alderman
02-28-2012, 06:19 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75479727@N07/sets/72157629112774328/ pics off all the cards together! what a lovely garden i had XD. sorry for poor quality photos. didint have alot of lighting.

krystenr
02-28-2012, 07:00 PM
I received my oh-so amazing cards today from 1110sandra, pandacookie and onaki and they're all really beautiful! love love love the idea of the seeds mrs. alderman, i love to garden, i can't wait to plant them!

Phrixy
02-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Love the spread, Mrs. A! Such a pretty garden!

Onaki
02-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Received cards from Phrixy (Peony), Krysten (Morning Glory), Loladeer (Mushrooms), Kavka (Rhodedendron & Morning Glory), TF Balding (#2 & Eyes of nature), and Mrs.Alderman (Cherry Tree & Salix/Willow).

itrader (for Hostess) and you rock! left for everyone. :)

Iridescent888
02-28-2012, 10:39 PM
A bouquet of cards here and I keep looking and arranging them!

Evalia, loladeer, phrixy, mikesatc, Tf Balding, and Chronata. Thanks to all of you for the fantastic cards!
Mrs. Alderman thanks for this FUN swap!

Claudzie
03-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Dryads in my mailbox! Thanks a ton to Kavka (Orchid), Loladeer (Tree Moss horse and Lilac Dryad) and Mrs. Alderman (Venus Flytrap)! Thanks a ton for such an awesome swap! Off to leave credit where credit is due!

Phrixy
03-02-2012, 08:52 PM
My garden is sprouting up all over! Thank you to our lovely Hostess with the green thumbs and Kavka (Pansy), TFBalding (#5), Onaki (#9), Evalila (Tilia), Iridscent888 (Ary), and Mikesatc (Green Dryad)!