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notinkansas
01-16-2012, 08:21 PM
Found poetry.... Love Poems


Swap Due Date - March 31st
Signup/Withdraw Date - none ...but please communicate
Number of cards - 3 for 3
Number of Participants - 40 (I will pay for the 1st 3 international) international paid spots are full

This swap is all about love.... puppy love, unrequited love, unconditional love, a mother's love, lost love, romantic love.

*** For those of you unfamiliar with found poetry...it's sort of a treasure hunt for words on a page or pages of prose that can be strung together to form a "poem". Below are just a couple of examples...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_adored__FPAT.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_at_last___FPAT.jpg


- All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
- Please keep all cards relatively flat.
- All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- Please include username on the back of cards.
- Write the swap name on the back of your envelopes.
- Submit only cards you yourself would be pleased to receive.
- International participants – I will pay for the 1st 3 players. All others must be able to include $1 or US stamps. Please include a self addressed envelope with your AFA name on the back or a large mailing label. Please no bubble envelopes.
- US Participants – Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope with .64 cents postage and your AFA name on the back. If your cards are heavy or thick please include enough extra postage to cover.
- Please do not mail your cards ON the due date. Mail them early so they arrive by the due date.
- Please add my address in the upper left corner of your return envelope.
- If you need to withdraw let me know. I will have a waiting list and someone may be willing to take your spot. I will leave neutral I-traders for those who do not communicate.
-A host card is not necessary to play but would be truly cherished.


PM me when/if you need my address.

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from.

Who wants to start snipping pages and composing poems of love?

1. rebecca410 ~ 1st international
2. ArtDuJunque
3. CynthiaSillitoe
4. KathyD
5. jensaz
6.
7. alanabannana
8. owl-lady ~ 2nd international
9. locatray
10.
11. hayhill62
12. Shawnicaitlin
13. mariloupatch ~ 3rd international
14. goatgirl
15. Joss
16. missmegm
17.
18. minnkel
19. ScrapPea
20. lady
21. Idolores
22.
23. Sophie's mom
24. Picky Pie
25.
26. Pikkis
27. miss
28. kelleylo
29. Elena
30. studio39designs
31. artkitty
32. MCPants
33. RaineyDay
34. katelnorth
35. therapeuticart
36. Nikkiarts
37. Bamagirl
38.
39. Connie Powell
40.
41.
42. MelanieS
43. suzyq
44. justfourtwoday

rebecca410
01-17-2012, 05:43 AM
Sign me up!!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 07:49 AM
welcome rebecca410!

ArtDuJunque
01-17-2012, 12:32 PM
I love me some poetry!
Heh, see what I did there? *snicker*
Sign me up please!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Me, too, please!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 03:22 PM
welcome to the swap ArtDuJunque and CynthiaSillitoe! commence snipping!

KathyD
01-17-2012, 04:32 PM
I'd like to take join!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Happy to add you KathyD...welcome!

jensaz
01-17-2012, 08:06 PM
I'm in, thanks for the invite!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 08:24 PM
wonderful jensaz! welcome!

theweavershand
01-17-2012, 08:27 PM
you know i cant miss this one! thanks for the invite!

RobbyGirl
01-17-2012, 08:47 PM
Lurking :jimlad:

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 08:49 PM
happy you're playing Amy! Hope we'll be able to entice...or maybe bribe...you to join Robby :D

alanabannana
01-17-2012, 08:52 PM
ahhh, the temptation of love and all it entails, ok I'm in!!!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 09:01 PM
glad we could tempt you! welcome alana!

HHC
01-17-2012, 09:07 PM
I'm lurking for now... :)

owl-lady
01-17-2012, 09:18 PM
I would love to play please :) I am From Australia! thanks

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 09:33 PM
lurk away HHC...hope you'll decide to play

welcome owl-lady...you are the second international player...

locatray
01-17-2012, 09:47 PM
LoVe this idea! Pls sign me up. Thanks-- really looking fwd to this one! xoxo

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 10:15 PM
glad you could join us Laura...adding your name to the list!

notinkansas
01-17-2012, 10:22 PM
just noticed that the monthly contest theme for March is...wait for it...FOUND POETRY!!!! so keep your best card a secret (don't post to the gallery or thread) and enter it in the contest! it would be so cool to see a winner from the group!!!

cRude hArt
01-17-2012, 11:35 PM
I've never done found poetry. Guess it's time to give it a try! Thanks for the invite.

notinkansas
01-18-2012, 07:44 AM
glad you're up to the challenge Shannon.....it can be addictive! welcome!

hayhill62
01-18-2012, 08:43 AM
Sounds like fun, add me to your list:D

Terri F
01-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Would love to be in this one please

marilou
01-18-2012, 08:59 AM
Fell in love with found poetry, hunting for the perfect words!
Please add me to the list.

notinkansas
01-18-2012, 09:14 AM
welcome hayhill62, Shawnicaitlin and mariloupatch!

goatgirl
01-18-2012, 02:05 PM
I'll play!

notinkansas
01-18-2012, 03:18 PM
terrific goatgirl! welcome to the swap!

Joss
01-18-2012, 03:28 PM
Cool, I'm IN! (Thanks for the invite nik).

notinkansas
01-18-2012, 03:46 PM
so glad you're in Joss...adding you to the list of poets!

missmegm
01-18-2012, 07:24 PM
May I play?
I am having neck surgery next week but I want to set up some goals for my recovery!

notinkansas
01-18-2012, 07:28 PM
of course you may missmegm! wishes for a speedy recovery!

AtlantaShoegirl
01-19-2012, 05:07 AM
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
This AtlantaShoegirl
Wants to Play Too!! :laugh:

Evalila
01-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Thanks for the invite! But I have to lurk for now...:)

notinkansas
01-19-2012, 07:58 AM
:laugh: Welcome AtlantaShoegirl...you're a poet who knows it!

happy you're at least lurking Evalila...

minnkel
01-19-2012, 12:55 PM
Ummmm let me think about it.........YES!!! I've gotten really picky about the swaps I do but this one sounds like a ton of fun and I have FOUND that I love this kind of POETRY!!

notinkansas
01-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Ummmm let me think about it.........YES!!! I've gotten really picky about the swaps I do but this one sounds like a ton of fun and I have FOUND that I love this kind of POETRY!!

if you're gettin' picky about the swaps you join we are soooo very lucky to have you aboard!!! welcome....get snippin' :D

KathyD
01-19-2012, 06:00 PM
You guys, this is horrible. Since I started working on this swap, I've been trying to read my text book for continuing teacher education. But all I can think is, "oooh, that word would be lovely in a poem. I could snip here. . . and here." I can't really snip the book because it belongs to our principal, but I have FOUND some lovely poems . . . even if I"m the only one who will ever see them, and they distract me from getting my work done. :P

notinkansas
01-19-2012, 06:29 PM
all I can say is that I have found that found poetry is so addictive....hide the scissors until you can get to a thrift store and get a book you won't feel guilty about (or get in trouble for)
cutting up! :laugh:

alanabannana
01-19-2012, 09:17 PM
Here are my first two for the swap.

notinkansas
01-19-2012, 09:48 PM
love your cards alana!

KathyD
01-19-2012, 10:16 PM
Beautiful Alanabannana!

marilou
01-20-2012, 12:10 AM
LOVE your poetry Alana

alanabannana
01-20-2012, 07:07 AM
thanks everyone:D

ScrapPea
01-20-2012, 08:02 PM
I've found that I have a love for poetry art.
Please add me, and I will start.

lady
01-21-2012, 02:08 AM
I'd like to join.

ICraft
01-21-2012, 02:53 AM
I've never done a found poetry swap but my curiosity is certainly getting the best of me - I'll research the technique a bit and hopefully be back to play - it looks like it is going to be a good one.

Idolores
01-21-2012, 02:57 AM
Me, me, me! Love found poetry!

notinkansas
01-21-2012, 08:14 AM
welcome ScrapPea, lady and Idolores!!! ICraft I know you'll be back...found poetry is sooo much fun!

alanabannana
01-21-2012, 05:36 PM
One more done

notinkansas
01-21-2012, 06:04 PM
Such great inspiration alana!

scwk0511
01-23-2012, 04:42 AM
ok, jumping in here, if I may!

marilou
01-23-2012, 05:03 AM
Wonderful Alana!!!!!

notinkansas
01-23-2012, 08:01 AM
welcome scwk0511!

hayhill62
01-23-2012, 08:28 AM
Since this is my first effort on collaging, please be gentle:geek:91789 91790 91791 91792

ArtDuJunque
01-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Are you kidding me hayhill! I'm in love!

KathyD
01-23-2012, 12:09 PM
Wow, Hayhill! What a great first effort! I love them!

hayhill62
01-23-2012, 02:03 PM
Thanks you guys, I'm so flattered!

Terri F
01-23-2012, 02:19 PM
Mailed today. Monday the 21st. :)

missmegm
01-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Loving ALL the cards so far!

notinkansas
01-23-2012, 07:11 PM
love the cards hayhill62! hard to believe this is your first found poetry collage attempt...

Will be watching for them Shawnicaitlin....

ScrapPea
01-24-2012, 03:31 AM
@hayhill62 - Your first attempt at collage? Naaaahhh, stop it with that teasing. Those cards are awesome! And I thought *I* was the only one who had shorthand pages to use! I've got a fondness for birds, but your first "Love" one is my fave.

hayhill62
01-24-2012, 07:32 AM
@ScrapPea Thanks, I got the shorthand background with some extras from another trade. I figured I'd have to try collaging at some point.

ArtDuJunque
01-24-2012, 09:15 AM
I bought an old instructional book on shorthand, I love the look.

Sophie's mom
01-24-2012, 04:06 PM
This sounds like loads of fun, please count me in!

KathyD
01-24-2012, 04:09 PM
Mine are done. It's my first attempt at found poetry and I'm afraid I was a bit wordy. But here they are . . .

Family
Admittance
Viaticum
and She'll Take What She Can Get

notinkansas
01-24-2012, 06:41 PM
great cards KathyD!

notinkansas
01-24-2012, 06:42 PM
welcome to the swap Sophie's mom!

alanabannana
01-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Here is my last one, now our wonderful host will have one to choose. Had so much fun with these, may just do a few more when we have the Valentines Day Athon!

notinkansas
01-24-2012, 10:13 PM
you all are rockin' this theme!!!

hayhill62
01-25-2012, 07:20 AM
KathyD - I think your cards are awesome, my fav is the most "wordy".
I suppose one could over do the words (i'm new at this too) but you do need to express something. It's gotta make some sense, right?

Joss
01-25-2012, 07:42 AM
And here are mine- never too 'wordy', but such FUN to do. Thanks for hosting another great and successful swap nik.

KathyD
01-25-2012, 10:24 AM
Thanks guys!

hayhill62
01-25-2012, 12:12 PM
My cards go in the mail today!

notinkansas
01-25-2012, 02:09 PM
wonderful cards Joss!

will be watching my mailbox hayhill62!

marilou
01-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Joss, wonderful cards, especially the second one........:yes:

minnkel
01-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Got to do a couple today. Both are watercolor backgrounds.

It's Delicious
Fleeting Love

hayhill62
01-25-2012, 06:49 PM
fab cards, minnkel!

alanabannana
01-25-2012, 07:20 PM
I just love to see how people put pictures together with their found words. So cool everyone!!!

notinkansas
01-25-2012, 10:18 PM
everyone's cards are just wonderful!!!

Elena
01-26-2012, 12:36 PM
I would like to sign up, please.

minnkel
01-26-2012, 02:01 PM
Just finished two more. Again - hand painted, stamped backgrounds

Dance the Night Away
Tell Me Again

notinkansas
01-26-2012, 03:25 PM
love them minnkel!!!

notinkansas
01-26-2012, 08:56 PM
with pleasure Picky Pie! ;)

ScrapPea
01-27-2012, 10:18 PM
@KathyD - I love your Family card. Too wordy? Never!

@alanabannana - Too funny!

@Joss - I think your "hold your hands instead" card is my fave.

@minnkel - Delightful cards; love the pink. My first real boyfriend was "David." We're still friends and that sounds like him (he was puppy-dog-ish, which is good and bad).

You artists have set a high bar for the rest of us.... :)

notinkansas
01-28-2012, 08:56 AM
the first poems of love have arrived! wonderfully worded cards from Shawnicaitlin and hayhill62 are here! thanks hayhill62 for the host card and shawnicaitlin I love the vintage images!

notinkansas
01-28-2012, 09:28 AM
of course you may! welcome AKUA!! ;)

KathyD
01-28-2012, 11:08 AM
I sent my cards off today. This site is the best. You can really branch out and try new things without worrying about what people will say, because everyone is so supportive.

Pikkis
01-28-2012, 11:47 AM
I love all the cards posted here this far and as I love also found poetry, I think I better sign up before IŽll be left outside... So will you count me in, notinkansas :)!

notinkansas
01-28-2012, 12:30 PM
yea! So glad you're playing Pikkis!

miss
01-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Can I play?

notinkansas
01-28-2012, 07:17 PM
welcome miss! I will add you to the list!

ScrapPea
01-29-2012, 01:29 AM
Question: is found poetry *just* words cut out OR can it be words of poetry found and circled on a whole page of paper? I made a bookmark using a book page, outlining each word in marker and added a collaged image to finish it off. I received an ATC like that, so that's what I think of "found poetry." I can do either way; I have some fabulous books with larger print that are so interesting.

I'll have a page posted in my gallery sometime next week from my Sketchbook 2012 where I am doing whole-page idea. Does it matter either way?

notinkansas
01-29-2012, 01:56 AM
either way is fine....can't wait to see what you come up with!

ArtDuJunque
01-29-2012, 02:12 AM
I did a page using was resist. I painted the whole book page of an altered book but painted wax on the words I wanted to show through then scratched it off after the paint dried and collaged on top.

kelleylo
01-29-2012, 02:19 AM
I am addicted to ATC's! I make them almost daily now!!!!

Sophie's mom
01-29-2012, 11:17 AM
My cards are finished. I haven't done anything like this in a long time, it was really fun to string these together!

92343 92344

92345 92346 92347

Sophie's mom
01-29-2012, 11:18 AM
and the last one...
92348

notinkansas
01-29-2012, 06:18 PM
welcome to the swap kelleylo!

Terrific cards Sophie's mom....

Elena
01-29-2012, 06:20 PM
I think you didn't see my request to join (post #82).

notinkansas
01-29-2012, 06:22 PM
I think you didn't see my request to join (post #82).

I apologize... I did miss it....so happy to add you Elena!

Pikkis
01-30-2012, 12:11 PM
Cool cards sophieŽs mom :)!

hayhill62
01-30-2012, 02:04 PM
Sophie's Mom did some really great cards!

Sophie's mom
01-30-2012, 03:46 PM
Thank you all for the compliments. These cards practically created themselves! The returns on this swap should be WONDERFUL, I'm enjoying the posts.

Hazartist1
01-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Is there room for me?

Elena
01-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Here are mine.

notinkansas
01-30-2012, 08:28 PM
fun cards Elena!

studio39designs
01-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Please sign me up! I tried one of these a couple of months ago, and had such fun, I think I'll try it again. :yes:

notinkansas
01-30-2012, 08:34 PM
welcome to the fun studio39designs!

ScrapPea
01-30-2012, 11:19 PM
@ Sophie's mom - Great cards. Are those real photographs?

@Elana - Ditto notinkansas: fun cards!

marilou
01-31-2012, 03:41 AM
Wonderful cards so far....need to get started on mine:D

marilou
02-01-2012, 06:52 AM
And here they are, will be in the mail tomorrow.
92565925669256792568

notinkansas
02-01-2012, 07:20 AM
great cards marilou! have PM'd my address.

KathyD your cards have arrived safely! thanks so much for the extra card!

KathyD
02-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Great!

goatgirl
02-03-2012, 09:08 PM
My cards went in the mail today!

artkitty
02-04-2012, 10:19 AM
I would love to join! thank you.

notinkansas
02-04-2012, 11:04 AM
and I would love to add you...welcome artkitty!

notinkansas
02-04-2012, 11:51 AM
full mailbox today! great cards from Joss, Sophie's mom and Elena! thanks so much for the extra cards!

Pikkis
02-05-2012, 09:35 AM
My cards are ready and I already have your address, notinkansas, so now I only have to finish the backs... They will go into mail during the week :)!

notinkansas
02-05-2012, 12:02 PM
those are lovely Pikkis! thanks for posting the inspiration!

locatray
02-06-2012, 07:19 PM
I mailed my cards today. I really enjoyed this swap- Thanks for the chance to play. I will upload photos to the thread soon.
:)

notinkansas
02-06-2012, 08:36 PM
I'll be watching locatray!

poems of love in my mailbox today from mariloupatch...thank you for the extra card!

ScrapPea
02-07-2012, 01:56 AM
@Pikkis - Great cards!

notinkansas
02-07-2012, 08:17 PM
lovely cards in from goatgirl...thanks so much for the extra card!

artkitty
02-07-2012, 09:58 PM
a little different take on the subject.

notinkansas
02-07-2012, 10:58 PM
great interpretation ...love them!

artkitty
02-07-2012, 11:38 PM
thank you.

Pikkis
02-08-2012, 02:44 AM
Wow, wonderful cards :)!

MCPants
02-08-2012, 04:05 AM
I would love to get in on this swap! Let me know if it is too full.

hayhill62
02-08-2012, 07:36 AM
Great Cards, artkitty! the words and pictures go together just right!

artkitty
02-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Thank you, two photos are originals :0)

notinkansas
02-08-2012, 08:21 AM
signing you up MCPants! welcome!

RaineyDay
02-08-2012, 11:04 AM
May I join! I love found poetry! thanks.

notinkansas
02-08-2012, 03:23 PM
welcome RaineyDay!

katelnorth
02-08-2012, 07:46 PM
I'd like in, please notinkansas (I can pay my way) - I was wondering if there would be another found poetry swap soon - glad to see there is one :) (I know it's been posted for ages, but I've been resisting looking in the open swaps until I had time to finish a few outstanding ones...)

notinkansas
02-08-2012, 08:39 PM
great to see yet another lover of found poetry...welcome katelnorth

TherapeuticArt
02-08-2012, 09:19 PM
If there is still room, I would love to play!!!
Marilyn

Nikkiarts
02-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Sign me up please

notinkansas
02-09-2012, 12:05 AM
welcome threapeuticart and Nikkiarts!

notinkansas
02-09-2012, 12:10 AM
awesome love poems in today from locatray! thanks for the extra card and for adding to my "stash".... :D

alanabannana
02-09-2012, 08:03 AM
my cards are going postal today

notinkansas
02-09-2012, 08:08 AM
will be watching for them !!!

Bamagirl
02-09-2012, 09:02 PM
I would love to participate! Sign me up

spineofafish
02-11-2012, 01:40 AM
Looks like you have quite a crew on this Found Poetry swap. Any chance there might be room for one more? (True confession: I'm a poet.)

notinkansas
02-11-2012, 07:21 AM
welcome to our newest poets...Bamagirl and spineofafish!

Connie Powell
02-12-2012, 08:50 AM
I'd love to join this swap. Sounds like fun.

notinkansas
02-12-2012, 09:05 AM
it is fun...you can become addicted!!! Welcome Connie Powell!

notinkansas
02-12-2012, 09:09 AM
your wonderful cards arrived yesterday Alana...thanks for the extra and the goodies!

ArtDuJunque
02-12-2012, 10:20 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=283646

Here are my cards, working on one more fore our super cool hostie!

notinkansas
02-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Hi, I would love to be in this swap if there is still a space! Thanks!

You're claiming the last regular spot! Welcome!!!

TherapeuticArt
02-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Here are my cards, which will "go postal" tomorrow.

notinkansas
02-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Here are my cards, which will "go postal" tomorrow.

great cards!!!

TherapeuticArt
02-12-2012, 09:08 PM
thanks so much! great idea that inspired me!!

hayhill62
02-13-2012, 07:57 AM
I just have to say the cards I'm seeing are so great, I can hardly wait to see what I get!:D

ArtDuJunque
02-13-2012, 01:04 PM
Notinkansas can I get your addu? My cards are GTG

notinkansas
02-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Notinkansas can I get your addu? My cards are GTG

sent you a PM

notinkansas
02-13-2012, 08:04 PM
lovely cards in today from Pikkis! thank you so much for the extra card!

I know it's a little early but I wanted to wish all my poets a love filled Valentine's Day!!! Enjoy!!! :wub:

Idolores
02-16-2012, 02:57 PM
my poems....going postal

notinkansas
02-16-2012, 03:25 PM
lovely cards Idolores!

hayhill62
02-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Very nice set, Idolores. :D

Idolores
02-17-2012, 01:48 AM
Thanks!

notinkansas
02-17-2012, 07:57 AM
great cards in from ArtDuJunque and TherapeuticArt....thanks for the extra cards!

katelnorth
02-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Had a chance to make some cards tonight -yes, I know there are 5, but the words were right... One will just have to go up for trade in my general gallery!

notinkansas, if you could PM me your postal address, I'll get the cards mailed early next week.

notinkansas
02-17-2012, 09:09 PM
lovely cards katelnorth!!! address sent!

TherapeuticArt
02-17-2012, 09:29 PM
wow Katelnorth- FABULOUS cards!!

Pikkis
02-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Katelnorth, your cards are gorgeous :)! Especially love your women!

ZebearLove
02-19-2012, 11:40 AM
I'd love to join! I have so many love books (: Better get to work!

notinkansas
02-19-2012, 11:59 AM
I'd love to join! I have so many love books (: Better get to work!

the swap is full right now but I can put you on the waiting list.... someone may need to drop out before the due date if you'd like to get started on your cards.

cRude hArt
02-19-2012, 12:46 PM
ZbearLove,
Would you like my stop? I just found out thta I have to travel for the next few weeks for work so I was going to be stressed to get this done. If you want my spot, I'll be happy to drop. If not, I'll follow through with my commitment.

notinkansas
02-19-2012, 01:09 PM
ZbearLove,
Would you like my stop? I just found out thta I have to travel for the next few weeks for work so I was going to be stressed to get this done. If you want my spot, I'll be happy to drop. If not, I'll follow through with my commitment.

Either way don't let it stress you...you can drop if you like, I totally understand! :yes:

ZebearLove
02-19-2012, 01:22 PM
Thank you so much! I would love to especially if it takes stress off. I know how stressful things can be.

cRude hArt
02-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Okay. Glad you are able to take my place! Thanks Zebearlove and Notinkansas!

notinkansas
02-19-2012, 05:28 PM
glad it worked out ! ZebearLove you are officailly in!

ZebearLove
02-19-2012, 08:18 PM
Yay (:

ScrapPea
02-20-2012, 01:38 AM
@Idolores - I love the "Love" carrying thru all the cards!

Idolores
02-20-2012, 03:02 PM
@Idolores - I love the "Love" carrying thru all the cards!

Thank you! :)

theweavershand
02-21-2012, 10:08 PM
so sorry to say this but im going to have to withdraw. with everything going on im having trouble keeping up with deadlines. i just need a break from swapping for a while. sorry to miss out but i just need to step back for a while.

notinkansas
02-21-2012, 11:12 PM
so sorry to say this but im going to have to withdraw. with everything going on im having trouble keeping up with deadlines. i just need a break from swapping for a while. sorry to miss out but i just need to step back for a while.

totally understand....take care of yourself Amy...(((hugs)))

notinkansas
02-22-2012, 10:30 PM
wonderful cards in today from Idolores (thank you for the host card) and Rebecca410

notinkansas
02-23-2012, 06:35 AM
terrific cards Picky Pie!

minnkel
02-23-2012, 02:05 PM
These were loads of fun! Please send me your address, notinkansas, and I'll send them on their way.

C L O C K S!!!!!! ooooooo I LOVE clocks!!!

ZebearLove
02-24-2012, 08:14 PM
hey guys. . . I wont be able to do this swayp... i wanted to so badly but I have school work and now i'm going to virginia for a week due to a passing in the family. I just can't find the time. I'm sorry :/

notinkansas
02-24-2012, 08:46 PM
thanks for letting me know ZebearLove...another time ...so sorry for your loss

ZebearLove
02-24-2012, 08:47 PM
thank you

notinkansas
02-24-2012, 08:48 PM
received great cards today from Nikkiarts and Bamagirl!

notinkansas
02-25-2012, 09:38 PM
wonderful poems flew in today from katelnorth! thanks for the extra and the goodies!

miss
02-27-2012, 07:00 PM
Mailed my cards today!

notinkansas
02-27-2012, 07:48 PM
will be watching for them!

notinkansas
02-27-2012, 07:54 PM
great cards in today from minnkel and Picky Pie...thanks so much for the extra cards!!

CynthiaSillitoe
02-28-2012, 04:13 PM
I start on these next. I'm very psyched as I've got some great words for them. :)

ScrapPea
02-29-2012, 05:50 PM
I haven't had time to dabble in this yet; that is what this weekend is for. A general question: Where is everyone pulling text from? A book (what kind)? Magazines? Newspaper ads? I have a whole bunch of everything to dive into.

notinkansas
02-29-2012, 06:43 PM
I haven't had time to dabble in this yet; that is what this weekend is for. A general question: Where is everyone pulling text from? A book (what kind)? Magazines? Newspaper ads? I have a whole bunch of everything to dive into.

I use books I get at garage sales or Goodwill.

missmegm
03-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Just waiting on more plastic sleeves to arrive!

notinkansas
03-01-2012, 07:31 AM
great cards received from miss! thanks for the extra!

jensaz
03-01-2012, 11:24 AM
I haven't had time to dabble in this yet; that is what this weekend is for. A general question: Where is everyone pulling text from? A book (what kind)? Magazines? Newspaper ads? I have a whole bunch of everything to dive into.

I typically pull a page from my stash and use one page per ATC, sometimes I can get several ATCs from the same page if it's from a novel or something..

CynthiaSillitoe
03-01-2012, 04:07 PM
I haven't had time to dabble in this yet; that is what this weekend is for. A general question: Where is everyone pulling text from? A book (what kind)? Magazines? Newspaper ads? I have a whole bunch of everything to dive into.

I use books as I prefer the weight of the paper. I try to get ones with kind of a big font so I don't need tweezers. Once I scored some great old readers for grade school kids that was just the right size. For this swap, I'm using a really bad romance novel I picked up somewhere for $1. I figured this was it's chance to become something wonderful, because as a book, it's just sad.

ScrapPea
03-01-2012, 08:51 PM
@ CynthiaSillitoes - That was my thought, too, which is why so many ideas are flitting in my head. Tweezers...not! Good for you to recycle bad romance into awesome ATCs. Can't wait to see what. Be sure to post cards!

Thanks everyone for your comments. Still love to learn more about how others approach this.

notinkansas
03-01-2012, 09:31 PM
I have seen some, braver and more talented souls than I, use one page, highlight the words and arrange their images around the words. I will have to try that some day....maybe... :skeptical:

katelnorth
03-02-2012, 09:18 PM
For this swap, I'm using a really bad romance novel I picked up somewhere for $1. I figured this was it's chance to become something wonderful, because as a book, it's just sad.

You sound like me, Cynthia - I have been using an old book called Son of the Turk. The word voluptuous appeared a lot... :)

CynthiaSillitoe
03-02-2012, 09:50 PM
Hee hee! This one is a Christian romance so it isn't too bad that way, but....well, one of the lines I cut out was "and a come-hither smile." I was like, seriously? It is a large print romance, though which is why I picked it.

I've used a racier novel in the manner NotinKansas mentioned. The print was small, so I highlighted and blocked out phrases. I also made a mental note never to send pages from it in a random "stuff" swap. In fact, a few of the pages made me blush and I'm not easily shocked.

One more card and I'm done, and I will definitely post scans.

notinkansas
03-02-2012, 10:04 PM
LOL...can't wait to see your cards! let me know when you're ready for my address.

CynthiaSillitoe
03-03-2012, 04:34 PM
Ok, here they are. "Come-hither Smile" wound up in my gallery rather than the swap just because the flowers are 3-D enough that they might need more postage. Hope everyone likes them. I had so much fun!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_shelovedhimagain.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_hestrokedhercheek.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_untilthemoment.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_evenif.jpg

studio39designs
03-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Here are my ATCs! I've PM'd you, Kelly, for your address so I can get them off to you. Hope whoever gets them enjoys them - just fyi - the one called young love is a photo of my parents when they were very young and, I think, newly engaged!

ArtDuJunque
03-03-2012, 07:01 PM
I prefer grade school readers and children's books that have been "overloved". You can find them at thrift stores but my favourite places are garage sale free boxes.

CynthiaSillitoe
03-03-2012, 07:13 PM
I love grade school readers, too, and it's amazing the poems you can get out of them. We have a lot of homeschoolers in Utah, though, so there's some competition for them. Luckily, I can push and shove when I need to. :)

minnkel
03-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Here are my ATCs! I've PM'd you, Kelly, for your address so I can get them off to you. Hope whoever gets them enjoys them - just fyi - the one called young love is a photo of my parents when they were very young and, I think, newly engaged!

LOL!! I read that and for just a second thought they were all coming to me!!!!!!!! Oh well.....guess not.....:sad:

notinkansas
03-03-2012, 08:43 PM
LOL...the other Kel :laugh:

Beautiful cards CynthiaSillitoe and studio39designs!!! sent you both my address.

notinkansas
03-04-2012, 12:16 PM
thanks for letting me know AKUA.

Fantasia
03-04-2012, 06:45 PM
Hi...I see you've had a couple withdrawals, so if there is room I would love to participate in this swap! Or if I could be on the waiting list.

notinkansas
03-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Welcome Fantasia...glad you found us!

RaineyDay
03-06-2012, 11:11 AM
My cards are being mailed today.

95535

95536

95537

notinkansas
03-06-2012, 03:21 PM
great cards RaineyDay! I'll be watching for them!

missmegm
03-06-2012, 11:54 PM
Mine went postal!
Feel free to keep o as a hostess gift.
Thanks for hosting such a fun swap !
Meg
Missmegm

notinkansas
03-06-2012, 11:58 PM
Mine went postal!
Feel free to keep o as a hostess gift.
Thanks for hosting such a fun swap !
Meg
Missmegm

Looks like I'll be stalking my postman!

minnkel
03-07-2012, 01:36 AM
LOL...the other Kel :laugh:

Beautiful cards CynthiaSillitoe and studio39designs!!! sent you both my address.

Gee wouldn't it be AWFUL if you mistakenly sent them THIS Kelly's address....I'm just sayin'........:cute:

ScrapPea
03-07-2012, 11:28 PM
oooooooooh, RaineyDay, what delight-full cards!!

notinkansas
03-09-2012, 08:46 PM
my mailbox was brimming today with cards in from Cynthia Sillitoe, RaineyDay, Studio 39 Designs and missmegm....thanks you all for the extra cards and/or goodies!!!

jensaz
03-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Great cards everyone!

Mine are ready to go

95904 95905

95906 95907

notinkansas
03-11-2012, 07:54 PM
wonderful cards Jen! sent you my address. will be watching for them.

ScrapPea
03-13-2012, 12:52 AM
There has been a death in my family and I'm leaving out of town Tuesday. I expect to be back in a few days with plenty of time to complete this swap, but a Heads-up in case I have to withdraw before the month's end. Thanks.

notinkansas
03-13-2012, 06:47 AM
So sorry for your loss ScrapPea. Take care.

jensaz
03-13-2012, 09:32 PM
Mailed Monday!

notinkansas
03-13-2012, 09:51 PM
Will be watching!

notinkansas
03-14-2012, 08:02 PM
jensaz your lovely cards have arrived! thanks so much for the extra!

MelanieS
03-18-2012, 04:06 AM
Still room for me to sneak in?
I can get them out early this coming week?

notinkansas
03-18-2012, 09:08 AM
sure MelanieS......welcome!

scwk0511
03-19-2012, 04:59 AM
going to have to drop out. not enough ideas or time to get this one done.

notinkansas
03-19-2012, 07:18 AM
thanks for letting me know scwk0511.

Fantasia
03-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Well, my poetry muse seems to have run off with my background muse...and I'm too busy to spend much time chasing them. So, unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw. :( Makes me sad because I do luv found poetry.

notinkansas
03-19-2012, 02:15 PM
my muse has gone MIA too from time to time...thanks for the heads up Fantasia.

Connie Powell
03-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Awesome cards!

Connie Powell
03-24-2012, 08:37 AM
I am mailing my cards today. Can't wait for returns! Thanks for hosting.

suzyq
03-25-2012, 09:18 PM
I'm taking a chance and putting mine in the mail tomorrow - put me on the list!

notinkansas
03-25-2012, 10:16 PM
Sorry...I was MIA this weekend. Had the flu and it took a toll.
justfourtwoday and suzyq I am adding you both.

spineofafish
03-26-2012, 03:56 PM
Greetings. I have my cards 98% done and would like your address to get them out to you tomorrow (Tuesday).
Thanks much for this funny swap.
Spineofafish

spineofafish
03-26-2012, 03:58 PM
Uh, oh. I just realized, mine are not at all love poetry. Should I recuse myself and hold on to my cards for another more appropriate swap? I am so sorry that I didn't pay close enough attention to the directions. Poop on my head!- Spineofafish

notinkansas
03-26-2012, 07:22 PM
I know there is another found poetry swap running now...I believe it is open theme.

I think we must stay on theme here...the other players are expecting "love" poems.

notinkansas
03-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Connie Powell and owl-lady your poems have arrived. Lovely cards! thank you owl-lady for the extra card!

three more days til the deadline. please let me know if you have to withdraw! I know there are cards on the way and I may be able to wait an additional day or two but I am hoping to swap and mail by April 7th. So I need to have them in hand Tuesday by the VERY latest.

katelnorth
03-29-2012, 05:07 PM
I know there is another found poetry swap running now...I believe it is open theme.

I think we must stay on theme here...the other players are expecting "love" poems.

I am currently running a Found Poetry swap which is indeed open theme - I'm sure your non-love poetry would be a welcome addition if you are interested.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22783

Thanks for thinking of me, notinkansas!

Connie Powell
03-30-2012, 01:08 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=293288
I'm trying to figure out how to insert a pic here. Pardon me if it isn't working. Sorry

AtlantaShoegirl
03-30-2012, 05:35 PM
I apologize but I will need to withdraw. My real life job has kept me on the road traveling for business, and I have been unable to get art complete the short time I'm home on weekends. I'm looking forward to an improved schedule over the next few weeks.

There are terrific cards and poetry being posted. I'm so sorry I missed playing along.

Take care,

Shoe

ScrapPea
03-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Hi. I'm back. My cards were mailed Tuesday...or was it Wednesday...? I lost track of days already! If I find the time, I'll post my cards. That always seems to be the hardest part of swaps.... :)

notinkansas
04-01-2012, 07:52 AM
Is it too late to join? I wanna play!

The swap actually ended yesterday. Sorry.

Connie Powell
04-02-2012, 02:23 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/15861/large/1_Love_Poems.jpg

Just testing to see if I know how to post pics. And I do! Three of these are my cards in this swap.

locatray
04-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Woo Hoo! Swap time! Excited for returns~ Thanks in advance for your hard work, Kelly!

notinkansas
04-03-2012, 02:28 PM
I have envies here from suzyq, ScrapPea and justfourtwoday....will update the list tonight...
and hopefully get swappin in the next couple of days!

notinkansas
04-07-2012, 03:54 PM
Cards were all put in the mail this morning! I had a lot of fun reading the cards...and seeing all the lovely art....you all made this a terrific swap! Don't forget to leave Rep and iTrade when you get your cards...and please post a note to the thread so I know the cards are getting to their new homes.

ScrapPea
04-09-2012, 01:29 PM
Glad my cards arrived in time. 'Tis a bit late but I'm posting my cards...just because I like 'em. :) I used full-page texts for this swap. (All of my larger-print books somehow ran away from me and are hiding.) Books are either a Star Trek novel or Artemis Fowl book; I marked which on the backs of the cards.

My husband's faves were the truffles (his #1) and the fish (because he thought they were cute). I ended up making a few extras which I'll put in my gallery.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/large/1_2012-LoveFoundPoetry-All.jpg

hayhill62
04-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Yay!! I received fab cards from missmegm, studio39designs, and KathyD.
Thanks to notinkansas for an awesome swap!