View Full Version : Rainbow-Mania - All Ages Swap!, Due May 15th

03-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Rainbow Mania - All Ages, Due May 15, 2008

Thanks for playing, hope you enjoy the returns!

Swap Due Date - May 15, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - May 1, 2008
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - US unlimited, 10 international

Make three cards, any media, but each card must feature one or more rainbows or rainbow colored items.
Open to all ages that can hold a crayon:) Please no thick embellishments!
US Senders: please send legal/business size envelope SASE with $.58 postage
Intl Senders: please send return address label, postage is on me.

Make sure your username is on the back - you may want to include your real name, swap name and location as well. Please send all cards in plastic sleeves or baggies to protect them.

Any questions, please pm me!

Players: (purple = cards received)
1. OrigamiGrace + Lani (age 10)
2. Frogwings...................withdrew
3. Tweety + Gabes (age 14)
4. Sweetest-sin (INTL #1).................withdrew
5. Mrubyjean
6. dmnh + Allison (age 11)
7. Rooskie
8. Elena
9. lori.rn
10. JAD
11. IndigoChicken's Mouse (8) and Sweet Pea (11) and Art Angel
12. PolarArt (Intl#1)
13. Ilah B
14. Newt
15. KESagers
16. Pshafe1 + Madison (age 8)
17. OrganicMama
18. Kat + Miss Bug
19. Esther + Dominic (age 4) (Intl#2)
20. Michelle32855
21. Nowzem
pm'd mailing addy

03-23-2008, 03:29 PM
I'd like to play...

03-23-2008, 06:18 PM
Welcome frogwings - are you US or int'l?

03-23-2008, 08:19 PM
Sign Gabes age 14 and I up.. This should be so much fun.

03-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Yay, welcome Tweety & Gabes!

03-24-2008, 02:17 AM
I'm in Massachusetts...and just me, alas...happy to trade with younger artists, though:cool:

03-24-2008, 04:59 AM
may i join - uk please pm me with your address

03-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Would love to join...just me.
My teen-aged son isn't really excited about making art, but some of my favorite cards are from younger artists!
And rainbows is such a lovely theme.

03-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Welcome mrubyjean! Always enjoy having your in a swap:)

03-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Allison (age 11) and I would like to join this swap, please.

03-25-2008, 12:02 AM
I would like to join this swap please. Thanks - Rooskie (Amanda)

03-25-2008, 08:10 AM
Yah more fun players!! Welcome!

03-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Can I join?

03-25-2008, 10:49 PM
please add my name.

Are you near Lake Ridge/Woodbridge? I went to WSHS.

03-25-2008, 11:01 PM
While on the phone tonight, I started cutting tiny little square pieces of card stock..Hundreds of them...Why I'm not sure...Now what to do with them..I started gluing them on ATC cards in rainbow colors...Then I used Mod Podge...
So, if you want rainbow colors..you have them..I even added a 1" by 1" inchie to them with a rainbow on it..
Soooo, can I join..I will post one of the cards :)

03-26-2008, 09:22 AM
JAD, lol, sounds very cool! Can't wait to see 'em:)
Lori - I'm pretty near, I'm in Herndon!
Welcome all rainbow lovers!

03-26-2008, 03:45 PM

Here is one of them:spinny: I will make more

03-27-2008, 10:56 AM
Very very cool! Can't wait to see it in person:)

03-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Orgami Grace,
Being new at this, where do I send the cards to? Thanks

03-28-2008, 12:15 PM
Welcome Rooskie! I will pm everyone my mailing addy starting this weekend, instead of doing my taxes, lol! Thanks much for playing!

03-28-2008, 05:06 PM
I have a kaleidoscope with a real rainbow in it. If three of the same are OK may I please join?

03-28-2008, 09:46 PM
Of course and welcome KESagers!
Elena your cards are here already! Wow, I haven't even pm'd my addy:) Thank you! They are lovely!!

03-30-2008, 07:30 PM
Welcome Polar Art! The kids art is always fun/amazing/delighful/entertaining and I know my daughter loves to make em - what's not to like, they are fun and easy to make, small so its quick, and inexpensive:) I really enjoy seeing all the cards come thru when I host!

Ilah Barnes
04-02-2008, 08:29 AM
I am thinking about joining. I have some ideas for cards, but I am not sure if they would fit the theme or not.

I was wondering if the cards have to a regular rainbow or if I could do things like rainbow colored flowers or rainbow striped animals.

04-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Rainbow themed items are welcome and so are you Ilah:)

Ilah Barnes
04-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Rainbow themed items are welcome and so are you Ilah:)

Thanks, you can add me to the list

04-04-2008, 02:07 PM
I have mailed my card already. You should be getting them real soon. My husband is helping me get them downloaden on the site. Thanks. This was fun. Rooskie

04-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Welcome Newt - it's all ages: if you can operate a crayon, marker or glue stick, you're in:)

04-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Mine went in the mail today. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

04-07-2008, 07:43 AM
Please sign me and Madison, age 8, up for this swap.

04-07-2008, 10:24 AM
Please add me and Miranda (9) to this game!

04-07-2008, 07:35 PM
Welcome everyone! Thanks for playing! I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's cards!

04-08-2008, 06:53 PM
Please sign me up.

04-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Glad to know mine got there safe and sound. Can't wait to see the returns!

04-09-2008, 07:33 PM
Yippee! The more the merrier:)

04-16-2008, 03:08 PM
No worries, Newt, but please send me your new address!

04-20-2008, 01:02 PM
Welcome Esther + son!

04-21-2008, 09:18 AM
Rainbows fascinate me! May I play too?

04-21-2008, 11:12 PM
Welcome Michelle32855!

04-23-2008, 09:12 AM
Oooh, can I join, puhleeeze? :)))

04-23-2008, 02:08 PM
Welcome Nowzem! If you could take some time to fill out your profile, that'd be helpful. Are you US or International? Thx!

04-24-2008, 08:32 AM
I'm US and sorry--I'm totally new :D but just to this website. I will fill out a profile right away!!! ;)

04-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Got my cards ready. Will be mailing out later today or early tomorrow.

04-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Awwwww how cute! Can't wait to see 'em in person!

05-02-2008, 09:04 PM
Here are my cards ~ they were fun to make:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2191/2459869109_7730299066_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2459869003_80f739c8c6_m.jpg

Wil get them in the mail tomorrow, Saturday (5/3)!

05-02-2008, 10:38 PM
How lovely!!

05-04-2008, 11:19 AM
Our cards were mailed on Friday. Hope they get there safely.
Pat & Madison

Ilah Barnes
05-04-2008, 02:35 PM
I have finished my cards and plan on mailing them out Monday.

One of the cards is a new idea I am trying. I call it mock stained glass. It is done on cardstock vellum so it is kind of translucent. I put my information on a tag attached to the card so it doesn't spoil the effect.

It looks nice when you hold it up to the light. I tried to show that in the second picture but it is hard to show the effect in photos.

05-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Ilah, great cards...love the stain glass effect..I have that , but never tried it

05-06-2008, 07:47 PM
Grace.. our cards went out in the mail this morning. Gabes and Tweety.

05-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Can't wait to see everyone's goodies up close and personal! That is really one of the best parts about hosting - you get to enjoy a nice big personal gallery of art for a few weeks before sending the lovelies on to their new homes! Really inspiring!!

05-07-2008, 11:52 PM
My cards went postal :)The colors are much brighter..My batteries were low :)

05-08-2008, 09:07 AM
Ilah your cards made it here and they are lovely! I left itrader ratings as well.

If anyone did NOT get itrader ratings when I marked your cards rec'd, please pm me so I can do that right away!

05-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Wow, those are beauties! Can't wait to see em in person!!
Tweety, you & Gabes cards arrived today - awesome as always:)

05-10-2008, 02:23 AM
just finished all my cards (the last one took the longest and it was the easiest to make!) and they'll go in the mail saturday--hope I'm not late :embarrassed: anyways, here are my cards!!!

05-10-2008, 07:14 AM
Awesome cards! Can't wait to see em in person!! If you mail em Sat I'll prolly have em by Mon/Tues at the latest - I'm right by Dulles Airport which is a huge mail hub for the entire east coast and I get mail usually within 2 days:) Talk about spoiled!

05-10-2008, 10:29 AM
I'll be dropping mine in the mail today (Saturday). I waited to mail them so I could include Miranda's cards - unfortunately she has had too much school stuff to have time for something as trivial as art. She apologizes and hopes to catch the next one. Is it sad to anyone else that a nine-year old is too swamped with school to do a little art?

05-10-2008, 03:04 PM
Ok, they've gone postal! Let me know when you get them Grace!!!
Thanks, Rebekah!:wub:

05-11-2008, 11:17 AM

Mine did, indeed, make it into the mail yesterday. Hopefully they make it there on time!

05-12-2008, 11:34 PM
Too cute! Can't wait to see em! Cards in today from Nowzem and Polar Art!

05-13-2008, 04:32 PM
Mine will be mailed this afternoon. I am at the moment getting them ready in the envelope. My partner lost the first set of cards she made, so she made another set (and then promptly found the other set as well.) Hopefully two days will be enough to get them there on time!
Thanks for letting us play along!

05-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Too cute! Can't wait to see em! Cards in today from Nowzem and Polar Art!
so glad they got there so quickly...wonder if its because of your location or because i'm in va too....? :D

05-16-2008, 10:24 PM
Dmnh your cards arrived! Just need one more set - will wait til the Sat mail then swap on Sunday, mail returns on Monday! Thanks everyone for some really great work!

05-19-2008, 03:00 PM
I received my first set of cards from a hosted swap today! Those lovely little gems are from the Rainbow Swap! Thanks soooo much to Gabes (Tweety's niece), PolarArt, and pschafe1 for the beautiful rainbow-cards!:jiggy: Also thanks to our wonderful hostess for being quick, courteous, and for coming up with this great idea!

05-19-2008, 05:09 PM
I received my cards today..Left rep points to tweety..thanks!!
My other two cards are from children so I do not know how to give credit.

Thank you to Origamigrace for hosting

05-19-2008, 05:10 PM

Mine did, indeed, make it into the mail yesterday. Hopefully they make it there on time!
I love your frogs..great colors and nicely done :)

05-19-2008, 06:25 PM
Glad to see returns making it to everyone so quickly! JAD, if ya pm the names on the back of your cards I'll see if I remember which adult they belong to!:) Hope everyone enjoys their goodies!

05-20-2008, 06:33 AM
We received our cards yesterday! Thanks to everyone- they are great: nowzem; polar art; elena; mouse (indigochicken); turtlemoves(ilah); and dominic(esther).
Madison and I love these cards thank you so much. We are going to try to leave rep points. Madison's dad's in service and back from training, the family will be moving to Fort Drum at end of school year.

05-20-2008, 05:30 PM
Thanks to everyone for your wonderful creative cards! I'm leaving you rep points right now!

05-21-2008, 09:34 AM
I received my wonderful returns from: JAD, Art Angel (Indigo Chicken)and Kat. A special think you to Origami Grace for hosting this fun swap. I am off to leave rep points now.

05-22-2008, 09:57 AM
I got awesome cards from lori.rn, dmnh, and Elena. Thanks! And thanks to Grace for hosting! iTrader and reps coming right up!

05-23-2008, 07:02 AM
Thank you, Grace for hosting this wonderful swap!
I recieved cards from Rooksie, Kat, and Orgainic Mama. Wonderful cards!!!
Allison recieved cards from Indigo Chicken's two little ones, Mouse and Sweet Pea and also one from JAD. Thanks so much for making Allison happy with the returns!
This was a wonderful, wonderful swap for so many reasons!

05-23-2008, 08:22 AM
Grace, I agree; this swap was a wonderful idea and beautifully organized. Miss Bug lives in VA, so her cards had to make an extra trip. I know she'll love them all. Likewise, I am delighted with my cards too.

06-01-2008, 09:12 PM
I'm glad to hear everyone's returns are making their way safely and that your cards made ya smile! Thank you all for participating, as always, it was a treat to host!