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02-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Swap Due Date - May 9
Signup Date - May 9
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 50 WE ARE NOW CLOSED.

- A - B - C -

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4364/small/1_lettera.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3647/small/1_believe-ATC-7th-front-web.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/small/1_C.jpg

Images by isabelchun, prospurring, bluesybreeze

You can match a letter with a subject(s) (e.g. A for Apple, B for Book)
or just do an illuminated letter;
however, the main letter must be at MINIMUM 1 inch high.

Send in a card for each letter (A, B and C) and you will receive each letter in return.

I will run a set of letters about every 5 weeks so hopefully we'll be done with the alphabet by the end of the year.

Originals only. Put each card in its OWN plastic sleeve. If it won't fit in a regular plastic sleeve, then it's too thick for this swap.

The following cards will be returned to the participants at their expense:
* Cards where the letter is less than 1 inch high.
* Cards that are off-theme
* Cards created with little to no thought (i.e. don't just color in a stamp or slap a sticker on a piece of paper)

I will be swapping like media for like media as much as possible. This means hand-drawn for hand-drawn, multi-media collage for multi-media collage and "scrapbook" collage for "scrapbook" collage. Obviously some media will not have many options to swap with such as fabric or digital. In that case or if there aren't enough of a certain media to swap within it or if effort level is very different within a media, I will swap like effort for like effort.


For US participants, please send a good sized return address label or piece of paper with your address written on it (NO envelopes) and enough LOOSE postage for your returns.

For International participants, please send a return address label or piece of paper with your address written on it. A US dollar or postage would be appreciated but is not required.

For all participants, if you have the ability and desire, an extra loose stamp or two will be greatly appreciated.

Your returns are sent in greeting cards with typed labels. I am unable to use stamped envelopes. Please send LOOSE postage.

I love hostess cards especially on theme (for this swap an A, B or C card would be lovely). Extra postage is also welcome. Please DO NOT SEND collage supplies or ephemera. As always, none of these are required.

I strongly encourage participants to tell me which cards they like as I do take that into consideration where possible.

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! I've linked the names below for ease of repping.

1. ferretgirl DONE
3. calmom89 DONE
4. kris10satcs DONE
5. ASchaum DONE
6. SuzanneSky DONE
7. WildGoose DONE
8. Kath DONE
9. craftADDchick DONE
10. ArtDuJunque DONE
11. Sophie's Mom DONE
13. owl-lady DONE
14. rebecca410 RCD
15. Evalila DONE
16. Boekwrm DONE
17. pixiecorpse DONE
18. jo.on.the.go DONE
19. wen nine DONE
20. ArtyD DONE
21. alanabannana DONE
22. magnapalka DONE
23. miloccpep DONE
24. jessann DONE
25. MarcieLee DONE
26. One Heart DONE
27. WendyK DONE
28. Idolores DONE
29. starfish DONE
30. CherylS DONE
31. morningmuse RCD
32. Maineatc DONE
33. MamaMallino RCD
34. jannyp DONE
35. julebear DONE
36. tjs DONE
37. xstitcher DONE
39. Cleopatra DONE
40. Simmo DONE
42. BlessedByArt DONE
43. YorokobiDONE
44. lilywaters DONE
45. artkitty DONE
46. hayhill62 DONE
48. katelnorth DONE
49. lenoralb DONE
50. autumnsensation DONE
52. Buterflijp2
53. artkeyologist DONE
54. tandi DONE
55. Fantasia DONE
56. creativemeemee
57. Sassynebrasky DONE
59. justfourtwoday DONE

02-24-2012, 07:55 PM
Norabear, I'd like to sign up!!

02-24-2012, 07:57 PM
...now I know my ABCs. I am signing up for this!

02-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Welcome, ferretgirl and Cherie!

02-24-2012, 09:07 PM
I'd like to join in if you can accept my newbie-ness.

02-24-2012, 09:09 PM
This sounds interesting; sign me up, please!

02-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Love the example for "C", Norabear!
Since I"ll likely be scrapbook/ collage style, could I use more than one image to represent my letter??
If so, Please sign me on....a May due date is do-able!

02-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun, please sign me up!

02-25-2012, 12:28 AM
I would love to have an alphabet set, sign me up!

02-25-2012, 07:33 AM
Welcome, calmom89, kris10satcs, ASchaum, SuzanneSky, WildGoose, Kath, craftADDchick, and ArtDuJunque!

calmom89, newbie-ness is welcome!

WildGoose, yes, you can use more than one image but the main letter has to be prominent, i.e. at least 1 inch tall.

craftADDchick, you can use as many techniques as you like. I will be doing the entire alphabet over the year and except for clarifications, there should be no rule changes. I'd suggest checking with me after you do the first three just to be absolutely sure the cards follow the rules before doing the rest.

Sophie's mom
02-25-2012, 08:48 AM
Please sign me up, this is a cool idea!

02-25-2012, 09:48 AM
please sign me up.................due to health reasons (cancer), if something somes up I will let you know if I need to drop out.......If that isn't OK, please let me know

02-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Can i please play :)

02-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Great Idea Norabear, please sign me up!

02-25-2012, 11:15 AM
I´d love to play, please!

02-25-2012, 12:50 PM
This is fun, can I join?

02-25-2012, 12:56 PM
I hope we can work something out for the postage, its not possible to get small dollar notes here.

02-25-2012, 12:57 PM
Yay! Me me me! Would be soooo cool to get a full set of alphabet! Sign me up captain! :D

02-25-2012, 01:17 PM
Welcome, Sophie's Mom, monarch, owl-lady, mariloupatch, Evalila, Boekwrm, and pixiecorpse.

monarch, that is just fine.

Boekwrm, don't worry if you can't send in money. Just be sure to send an address label.

02-25-2012, 01:30 PM
I've added this to the first post:

I strongly encourage participants to tell me which cards they like as I do take that into consideration where possible.

02-25-2012, 02:02 PM
Please include me

wen nine
02-25-2012, 04:47 PM
This is too good an idea to pass up, please add me to the list.

02-25-2012, 07:43 PM
Here are my cards. They will be going in the mail very soon. They are all based on my recent trip to Egypt.
"A" is for Anubus, the Egyptian god who watches over cemeteries
"B" is for Bat (or Bata), an old goddess of fertility in Upper Egypt, about 3100 BCE
"C" is for Camel

B and C aren't loading for me tonight. I will re-try tomorrow.

02-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Here is B is for Bat or Bata

02-25-2012, 08:04 PM
And here is C is for Camel

02-25-2012, 10:20 PM
I'd like to join

02-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Lurking for now, I will see if it fits loved doing the alphabet last time someone did it.

Nolabear are you going to continue with the rest of the alphabet?

02-26-2012, 09:08 AM
Welcome, jo.on.the.go, wen nine, ArtyD, and alanabannana.

jo.on.the.go, can't give you rep at the moment, thanks for posting your cards!

Mouseit, per my first post, "I will run a set of letters about every 5 weeks so hopefully we'll be done with the alphabet by the end of the year."

02-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Wow! Jo on the go that anubis card is fantastic! And your bat is so cute!!!
I've almost finished mine too :D

02-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Please add my name to the list. Thank you.

02-26-2012, 02:28 PM
I would really like to participate in this swap! If it is okay.

02-26-2012, 02:30 PM

02-26-2012, 03:40 PM
sounds like fun, may i join in?

One Heart
02-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Please add me to your list. This is a great idea! Thank you...

02-26-2012, 05:33 PM
I seem incapable of saying no to alphabet swaps, so please can I join in.

02-26-2012, 05:40 PM
I'd like to join.

02-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Sign me up, please :)

02-26-2012, 07:58 PM
I'd love to join in the fun.

02-27-2012, 03:48 AM
Please sign me up.

02-27-2012, 07:43 AM
Welcome, magnapalka, miloccpep, jessann, MarcieLee, One Heart, WendyK, Idolores, starfish, CherylS, morningmuse, and Maineatc!

My word, this theme is a lot more popular than I thought it would be. Guess I'll need to open up the number of slots!

02-27-2012, 11:28 AM
May I join please?

02-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Oooh! Fun! Please sign me up...

02-27-2012, 12:22 PM
Sign me up please!

I love alphabet collections!

Cat's Cradle
02-27-2012, 12:55 PM
I'd love to join, please.

02-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Hi Norabear,

May I join too?

02-28-2012, 07:50 AM
Welcome, MamaMallino, jannyp, redplantlady, tjs, xstitcher, Cat's Cradle, Cleopatra, and Simmo!

02-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Please sign me up, this sounds like fun. I've had an idea for a theme in my head for a while and this pops up! Fantastic!:yes:

02-28-2012, 11:05 AM
This looks fun, Norabear! I'm in!

02-28-2012, 12:31 PM
sign me up, pls

02-28-2012, 01:47 PM
please add me, thanks!

02-28-2012, 01:55 PM
Can I play too?? Please add me to list!

02-28-2012, 03:50 PM
mine are in my gallery...
a is for aeroplane, b is for blood and c is for crocodile :D

02-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Hey pix, I think the vampire swap has started infecting your other cards, lol.

02-28-2012, 05:48 PM
I think so too adj! I've even decided to do vamp teeth for v when we get up to that one lol
Even my fit for a queen cards got a little dark on 1 hehe I just can't turn it off :D

02-28-2012, 06:30 PM
This sounds fun to me - please sign me up!

02-28-2012, 11:58 PM
Always interested in creative alphabet. May I join too? :yes:

02-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Welcome, SMikell, BlessedByArt, Yorokobi, lilywaters, artkitty, hayhill62, debra, katelnorth, lenoralb!

lenoralb - that's my full name, too. Nice to see another Lenora. We are rare!

ETA: There is one slot left then this swap is full. Please sign up for the wait list if you are still interested. Remember that there will be several people dropping out especially in a swap of this size.

02-29-2012, 11:53 AM
I'd love to join this swap!

Sophie's mom
02-29-2012, 02:00 PM
My cards are ready, I will get them to the post office friday. Thanks for a fun swap!

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02-29-2012, 02:25 PM
@Sophie's mom: Your alphabet-cards are great!

02-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Fantastic cards sophies mom! Wish I was bendy like your C :D

02-29-2012, 03:20 PM
I would love to join this swap!!! Hope i made the cut off!!

02-29-2012, 07:27 PM
are you full?
would love to join.

Sophie's mom
02-29-2012, 07:39 PM
Thank you for all the nice comments and pixiecorpse I wish I was bendy like "C" also!

03-01-2012, 09:07 AM
Welcome, autumnsensation.

I've put rebecca410 and julebear on the waiting list. I'm sure I'll have at least 3 to 5 people dropping out so keep your eye out for a PM from me.

03-01-2012, 04:27 PM
A-B-C, 1-2-3! I think mine are ready to go postal.

03-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Norabear...I see that you are full, but I would love to be put on a waiting list for this great themed swap! :D Thanks.

03-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Simmo, You'll need to sign up for each three-letter swap. Check about every 5 weeks.

Fantasia, Will do.

03-02-2012, 08:48 AM
I received cards from jo.on.the.go. Thanks for the background!

03-02-2012, 11:36 AM
thanks for putting me on the waiting list.

03-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Put me on the waiting list, please!

03-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Sophie's Mom I love your cards! Idolores, love the color scheme!

03-03-2012, 09:15 AM
They are fantastic letters idolores!!!

03-03-2012, 09:46 AM
I've put bartev78, tandi, and Buterflijp2 on the waiting list!

One Heart
03-03-2012, 08:30 PM
My cards will be in the mail next week. You may see them in my gallery if you wish.

03-03-2012, 08:45 PM
A B C are done.

03-04-2012, 04:35 AM
Wow! Look at all these awesome letters!!!!

I've finished your hostie card so will pack them up ready to fly! I'll let you know once I've posted them :D

03-04-2012, 04:48 AM
Oh Alana, I LOOOOVE that B(ee) card :D

03-04-2012, 07:27 AM
Here are mine. They´ll go in the mail next week.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Letters002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Letters003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Letters004.jpg

03-04-2012, 08:37 AM
They are fantastic! And its great to see such amazing colour on such a rainy day!!!! :D

03-04-2012, 09:18 AM
morningmuse gets a cookie for making my hostess card not only fit the swap but also fit one of my favorite themes - books! :D

03-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Can I have a cookie too I made you one with sand dollars on it :D

03-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Oooh, pixiecorpse gets a cookie too! What type do you like?

03-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Yippee! I love them all! The gooey ones in the middle are the best!! :D

Sophie's mom
03-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Beautiful cards being posted by everyone, this is going to be exciting to collect the entire alphabet. What a clever idea!

03-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Evalila they are wonderful! Love the colors.

03-04-2012, 03:44 PM
thought you might like to see it :D

03-04-2012, 04:00 PM

03-04-2012, 04:03 PM
phew! thought i might have had to give the cookie back then :shocked:

03-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Idolores: love your cards, the colors and shapes.

03-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Evalila: wow your colors do rock! Love your C especially!

03-05-2012, 06:12 PM

my A card.

03-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Love the A card artkitty....me want.. :)

03-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Sorry Norabear, I have to withdraw. Due to family matters I am unable to finish the cards in time. Thank you for understanding.

03-06-2012, 10:38 AM
No problem, mariloupatch!

03-07-2012, 03:59 AM
Could I please be placed on the waitlist Nora? I been wanting to do make an alphabet of ATCs so this is just perfect. :)

03-07-2012, 06:33 AM
Fantastic A artkitty!!!!

03-07-2012, 07:17 AM
Sure thing, craftvox! I'm already getting cancellations, so shouldn't be terribly long.

03-07-2012, 08:04 AM
My cards are on their way :)

03-07-2012, 08:40 AM
Received cards from:

Sophie's Mom - Thanks for the "A" card!
MamaMallino -Thanks for the extra postage! Love the bonsai stamps. I may keep them for myself!

03-07-2012, 07:23 PM
I can't figure out how to put the image of my cards into this reply box (tried using the URL icon thingie and the "insert image" thingie to no avail) but here's a link to my cards which can be found in my gallery: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=289077

03-07-2012, 07:37 PM
I can't figure out how to put the image of my cards into this reply box (tried using the URL icon thingie and the "insert image" thingie to no avail) but here's a link to my cards which can be found in my gallery: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=289077

Trying using "Go advanced" rather than the other option (quick reply?); then you should be able to use the paperclip to insert attachments...

03-09-2012, 02:44 AM
Please add me to the waiting list. I would love to participate.

03-09-2012, 08:19 AM
I've added creativemeemee and Bamagirl to the wait list.

Received cards from:

One Heart - thank you for the extra card!

03-11-2012, 05:02 AM
Autumnsensation they are fantastic!
That's a wonderful butterfly artkitty!!!

03-12-2012, 07:18 AM
I received cards from:

Evalila - thank you for the extra card and postage! They are appreciated.


03-12-2012, 11:27 AM
went back to the drawing table on the "B". I like this one better than the colorful butterfly. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18939/small/1_DSC09160.JPG

03-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Artkitty, I LOVE your B atc! :)

03-13-2012, 07:35 AM
Currently the swap is full so I'll add you to the waiting list, Sassynebrasky.

03-13-2012, 10:10 AM
I am loving seeing the different cards and I can't wait for the other letter swaps. Now I have to narrow down what I'm going to do....so many choices :)

03-13-2012, 05:43 PM
Another great card artkitty

03-14-2012, 02:09 PM

03-14-2012, 03:30 PM
rainbowly wonderful, artkitty! good idea!

03-15-2012, 08:32 AM
I love your C Artkitty, colorful! ;)

03-16-2012, 09:04 AM
I received cards from:

Idolores - Thank you for the "C" hostess card.
Autumn Sensation - Thank you for the ephemera.

03-16-2012, 10:11 AM
Those are fantastic artkitty!!! I should get mine packaged up this weekend and get them in the mail beginning of next week :D

03-16-2012, 07:20 PM
I know the waitlist is long but could you add me just in case? Been doing calligraphy since I was 10 (I am much older now) so this is right up my alley. Thanks:v_spin:

03-17-2012, 08:12 AM
I'll add you to the list, artkeyologist.

03-18-2012, 08:54 AM
Mine are done. will mail off tomorrow. They are done with ink, markers and glitter pens

03-18-2012, 10:30 AM
They are fabulous Cheryl!!!
Mine have gone postal :D

03-18-2012, 06:55 PM

I love your "B" with the books!

03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
They are sooo cute craftADDchick!!!

03-22-2012, 06:02 PM
I just wanted to share what I've got done already. Great cards in the swap so far!

03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
They are great Cleopatra!!!!
I wonder how many full alphabet sets norabear will end up with :D

03-22-2012, 08:11 PM
So far I'm leaning heavily toward getting A's. I have one or two Bs and Cs, but it's mostly A's.

03-23-2012, 07:25 AM
Hehe you'll be able to write lots of words you only need an n and you'll have banana :D

03-25-2012, 06:40 AM
Had some serious fun with the first letters!
Layers, metal foil, paints, inks, stamps, collage, etc. etc.

03-25-2012, 07:27 AM
They look awesome boekwrm!!!

03-25-2012, 07:38 AM
So far I have seen some great work....Now I have to get moving on mine :wacko:!!

03-26-2012, 03:21 PM
Lots of mail this weekend!

I got cards from:

pixiecorpse - thanks for the hostess card
morningmuse - thanks for the hostess card
owl lady - thanks for the hostess card
Marcie Lee - thanks for the hostess card
lenoralb - thanks for the hostess card
craftADDchick - thanks for the hostess card
Rebecca410 - thanks for the hostess card

There is 1 A, 4 Bs and 1 C hostess card in this batch!

03-26-2012, 03:30 PM
Yay I'm so glad they arrived ok!

03-27-2012, 10:34 AM
So sorry but I will have to withdraw from this swap:(

03-27-2012, 01:40 PM
Thanks for letting me know, redplantlady.

03-28-2012, 03:44 AM
Origami A with Apples punches
Origami B with Balloons punches
Origami C with Cats punches.

Would you prefer B or C alphabet for host card Norabear?

03-28-2012, 07:29 AM
Origami A with Apples punches
Origami B with Balloons punches
Origami C with Cats punches.

Would you prefer B or C alphabet for host card Norabear?

Wow, those are really cool!

03-28-2012, 08:06 AM
You know, miloccpep, I need the C more but prefer the B. So let's go with the B for Balloons! Thanks so much!

03-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Wow those are cool!!! I'm always in awe of origami! I'm terrible at it lol

03-29-2012, 07:30 AM
I've decided to open up the swap to the people currently on the wait list then close the swap to any further sign-ups/wait lists.

Welcome to tandi, Fantasia, creativemeemee, Sassynebrasky, bartev78, artkeyologist, and Buterflijp2.

03-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Those are fantastic!!! Love that crab!!!! :D

04-02-2012, 06:49 AM
Welcome, Bamagirl!

04-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Nora and all, I am really sorry but from certain family reasons I have to withdraw from this swap. I am really sorry but I have no other chance.... Sorry.

04-02-2012, 08:15 PM
Here's my letters, hope y'all like 'em. Nora, what extra letter would you like?



04-02-2012, 08:35 PM
love the tree theme hayhill!!!!

04-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Thanks very much!

04-03-2012, 08:00 AM
Before I mail mine in. Please ok them.
I had help from my daughter who is the one that is very into ATCs.

04-03-2012, 08:21 AM
Thanks for letting me know, bartev78.

I think I'd like a C, hayhill62.

I really need to go back and check to see which letters I have for host cards. Another task for the to-do list. Argh!

04-03-2012, 01:52 PM
I think they're great, julebear. very cute!

04-03-2012, 06:24 PM
they are fantastic julebear! very cute!!!

04-03-2012, 07:56 PM
I received cards from:

SuzanneSky - thank you for the extra stamp

04-03-2012, 07:59 PM
The DEF swap is now open:

Open Media Alphabet Swap - DEF (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23001)

04-03-2012, 08:06 PM
For those of you who want to know which letter to send for a hostess card, I currently have twice as many B's as A's or C's. So an A or C would be nice.

As always, hostess cards are nice but optional.

04-06-2012, 06:18 PM
Thank you, BlessedByArt, I love drawing subjects from nature. I can't wait to see what you have done!

04-08-2012, 02:48 PM
I,m finally ready to send off my cards! As easy as the theme sounded they actually took more thought when it came to make them, they are my first Alphabet swap so I hope
to do more. I will post in the gallery.

wen nine
04-08-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm loving all the art styles and wasn't going to pick favourites cos I want them all!
I'm doing all mine different and really hope to get all different styles back. But ooohh!! love BlessedByArt's Baroque B ;-)

04-08-2012, 08:28 PM
I am also amazed at the great work I'm seeing... I'm really diggin Kath's "B" and BlessedByArt's "A":notworthy:

04-09-2012, 06:44 AM
My cards will go in the mail today. Praying they arrive safely.

04-09-2012, 03:02 PM
I received cards from:

Maineatc - thanks for the ephemera
Boekwrm - thanks for the hostess card

04-11-2012, 01:52 PM
Mine are almost all stitched and ready to go. Will try and remember to post them when I mail them.

04-11-2012, 09:47 PM
mailed my cards tonight. thanks!

04-11-2012, 11:24 PM
Norabear, an Origami 'B' for you. Either this or the other one.

Will definitely go postal today.

04-12-2012, 06:28 AM
BlessedByArt (love your name btw) great idea to take art-movements, can't wait what you come up with for X :)
Baroque is especially Beautiful...

04-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Hi All,

Here is my "C" card ~ now it's on to the next three. What fun!

Norabear, cards are in the mail today!

04-12-2012, 06:47 PM
I am sorry, but I need to withdraw from this swap...........

04-13-2012, 07:33 AM
No problem, monarch. Thanks for letting me know.

04-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Going postal..

04-13-2012, 12:38 PM
love your cards, tjs! very good use of materials, the B is my fav.

wen nine
04-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Here's mine- just an A, B for Bee, C for Christmas.

04-13-2012, 07:24 PM
Very creative, wen nine. Love them all!

04-14-2012, 11:52 AM
No problem, debra.

04-14-2012, 12:03 PM
Here are ABC, I found a set of vintage ABC flash cards copyright 1959. So I cut them down to ATC size and drew my own images over the top. I used graphite for the original sketches, India ink markers, water color pencils, and colored pencils. I am doing the whole alphabet this way. And as I got upper and lower case I am sending the lowercase set along with my ATC's as your hostie gift norabear!

04-14-2012, 05:15 PM
I received cards from:

hayhill62 - thank you for the hostess card
Kath - thank you for the extra postage
BlessedByArt - thank you for the hostess card
tandi - thank you for the hostess card
Cleopatra - thank you for the hostess card


Who are you? What username did you sign up under?

04-14-2012, 07:48 PM
For once I managed to use some of my evening telly time wisely, and made ATCs at the same time. I know you said you were shorter on "b"'s, Norabear, but two a's are what came out of my crafting, so I'm afraid it's another a... I hope to get them in the post early next week. Probably Tuesday.

Oh, I should say, they are

Counting Crows

04-15-2012, 08:38 AM
Actually, I'm about even now, so an A is fine!

04-15-2012, 01:45 PM
They sure will!

04-16-2012, 06:39 AM
Those are beautiful! simple and elegant and very well done. I guess I love watercolor 'cause I am not so good at it.:notworthy:

04-16-2012, 08:01 AM
I sure hope my cards arrive soon!

04-16-2012, 03:02 PM
Hi Norabear,

I will have drop out of your swap. I don't think I will have the time to devote to the whole alphabet. (Gotta collect them all!)

04-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Sure thing, SMikell.

04-18-2012, 07:40 PM

04-19-2012, 02:47 AM
Awesome cards!!!!!

04-19-2012, 11:15 AM
I've received cards from:

artkitty - thanks for the hostess card
ArtduJunque - thanks for the ephemera
miloccpep - thanks for the hostess card
kris10satcs - thanks for the hostess card

04-19-2012, 11:25 AM
For those making me hostess cards. Thanks so much!

FYI, I have twice as more B's than any other letter. So more A's and C's would be great.

04-19-2012, 11:44 AM
I will have to withdraw from the swap. We are in the process of moving and I just won't be able to complete my cards in time :*(

Cat's Cradle
04-19-2012, 01:29 PM
For those making me hostess cards. Thanks so much!

FYI, I have twice as more B's than any other letter. So more A's and C's would be great.
How about some punctuation?

04-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Sorry to see you go, Cherie. Thanks for letting me know.

Cat's Cradle, my preference is for one of the letters in that particular swap. In this instance, A, B or C. But since a hostess gift is voluntary, each participant is welcome to do whatever they like and it will be appreciated.

04-19-2012, 03:06 PM
I received cards from:

Found RandomAshleyness!

calmom89 - thanks for the ephemera

04-21-2012, 08:14 AM
The swap is closed for further sign-ups but since I forgot to change that on the first thread, I'll go ahead and sign you up, justfourtwoday.

However, from this point forward, this swap is closed. :cool:

04-21-2012, 12:01 PM
I received cards from:

katelnorth - thanks for the hostess card

04-22-2012, 03:52 PM
Hadn't realized until today, I haven't notified you that my cards have actually been sent, Norabear, sorry!
Mailed them out Tuesday/17th

What a great diversity of approaches in this swap!:cool:

04-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Here are my cards - ready to go off in the mail today. :)

04-24-2012, 06:37 AM
Mine are going postal today.

04-24-2012, 09:48 PM
I love your C fantasia, wendy, you are very good at lettering!

04-25-2012, 06:46 AM
They are fantastic Fantasia and Wendy!!!!

04-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Thanks ladies....this is going to be such a great swap adventure!!

04-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Here are ABC, I found a set of vintage ABC flash cards copyright 1959. So I cut them down to ATC size and drew my own images over the top. I used graphite for the original sketches, India ink markers, water color pencils, and colored pencils. I am doing the whole alphabet this way. And as I got upper and lower case I am sending the lowercase set along with my ATC's as your hostie gift norabear!

These are really neat!

04-25-2012, 01:25 PM
I finally have them all stitched, now I need to back them.

They should go in the mail this weekend.

I will try and post them.

04-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Cards on the way.

04-27-2012, 02:03 PM
I received cards from:

sassynebrasky - thank you for the hostess card
Fantasia - thank you for the postage
wen nine - thank you for the hostess card
ArtyD- thank you for the hostess card
Wild Goose - thank you for the dollar
tjs - thank you for the extra postage
magdapalka - thank you for the hostess card
julebear - thank you for the extra postage

04-27-2012, 02:24 PM
FYI, this isn't a complaint, just a comment. I've gotten a few notes from participants saying they aren't sending hostess cards because I "must be getting so many."

Actually, no. I'm running less than half. This is absolutely fine. Hostess cards are always voluntary. Just don't not send any in because of this reason!


04-27-2012, 07:15 PM
9 days for Canada Post to reach Minnesota is pretty good-glad they made it in time!
Here they be, Collages all/backed by handmade 'napkin paper'

(PS- the black cat's a family one, he goes by the name of "Ringo")

05-01-2012, 05:36 PM
I received cards from:

WendyK - thank you for the dollar
starfish - thank you for the hostess card

05-02-2012, 01:30 PM
i sent mine into the winds of mail yesterday and into the web ether at my gallery today.

05-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Norabear, Mine are going in the mail today. I am going to send them Priority just in case as I never know what the Post Office is doing with my mail=)

05-03-2012, 09:48 AM
No need, ferretgirl. As long as I know they are on the way, I'll wait for them.

05-03-2012, 07:38 PM
My cards went postal today!

05-04-2012, 03:51 PM
wow nora, that is really cool linking the names of the players for rep points. so thoughtful.

05-05-2012, 12:01 PM
It's a pain in the butt to set up in some ways but makes giving iTrader, rep and such much easier.

05-05-2012, 01:54 PM
I mailed my cards two weeks ago...are they still not in your hot little hands? I'm getting worried....:wideeyed:

05-05-2012, 02:33 PM
Mine will be going out today! Will post once I have a chance to upload my scans.

05-05-2012, 04:57 PM
I have a buttload of envelopes to open. Yours are in the pile, artkeyologist.

05-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Yeah! Thanks!

05-05-2012, 05:46 PM
I received cards from:

artkeyologist - thanks for all the extra postage!
xstitcher - thank you for the hostess card

05-08-2012, 03:44 PM
I received cards from:

lilywaters - thank you for the extra postage

05-14-2012, 04:18 PM
I received cards from:


05-19-2012, 02:37 PM
Cards are being swapped this weekend.

Returns will be mailed on Monday.

05-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Another reason to stalk my mail carrier!

05-19-2012, 02:55 PM
Yippee! And another reason for me to get the next set finished and mailed :D

05-19-2012, 11:56 PM
Woo Hoo GHI is next!

05-20-2012, 08:16 AM
Swapping complete.

Stuffing today.

05-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Returns are stuffed, stamped, and sealed.

Will go in the AM post.

05-21-2012, 10:08 AM
So excited to start my ABC collection!

05-23-2012, 03:11 PM
How cool! I'm looking forward to some great cards!

05-23-2012, 04:40 PM
I guess I'm the first to get returns. Lovely ABC's from jannyp, jo.on.the.go, and sassynebrasky. Many thanks to all and our host Norabear.

05-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Norabear, thanks so much for hosting this awesome, ongoing swap! Thank you so much ArtyD, Evalila, and lenoralb for sharing your ABC's with me!

05-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Mine arrived yesterday, too!

Big thanks to Norabear for hosting!

And thank you to Art Du Junque [A], lenoralb [B] and Maineatc [C]!

Sophie's mom
05-24-2012, 03:47 PM
Mine arrived in Virginia, Thank you Nora Bear and Rebecca 410, aschaum and Cleopatra...wonderful cards!!!

05-24-2012, 05:20 PM
Lovely ABC Cards arrived today! Thanks so much to Wildgoose (A); Magda Palka (B); Ferretgirl (C); and of course Norabear for hosting. So excited to start my alphabet collection. :D

05-24-2012, 06:13 PM
I received my awesome ATCs this morning in California!

Thank you Norabear for hosting!

05-24-2012, 07:32 PM
I'm SO happy! My cards arrived! A from Blessed by Art, B from WendyK, and C from alanabannana. They are all beautiful! Thank you to NoraBear for a great swap!

05-25-2012, 12:37 AM
Wowsers! I got some incredible ABCs in my mailbox today! Thanks to oneheart (A), ArtKitty (B), Boekwrm (C) for some beautiful cards. And of course huge thanks to Norabear for hosting such a great series of swaps.

05-25-2012, 01:19 AM
i received great cards from paula perrin, calmom89 and owl-lady. thank you all for doing such nice work.

05-25-2012, 08:34 AM
Thank you Lenora for hosting, and to the following for their great cards
B morningmuse
C MamaMallino

05-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Lovely cards from Jessann, Justfourtwoday and tjs :)
Norabear - it's been a pleasure, thank you!

05-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Please be aware that two people have reported damaged envelopes. Let me know if you receive one, too. I tried to save some money by getting cards to send returns from the dollar store and the quality is sorely lacking. I have certainly learned my lesson. Sorry, folks.

One Heart
05-25-2012, 02:02 PM
A great big thank you to Yorokobi (A), owl-lady (B), and jannyp (C) for the awesome cards. A big (bear) hug for Norabear for hosting this swap.

05-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Happy mail! Thank you Starfish (A), rebecca410 (B), & Aschaum (C) for some great cards. You Rock's to all & I trader to our great host Norabear. Looking forward to my alphabet collection!

05-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Yay! I think I lucked out as the whole bottom of the envelope was ripped but the ATCs were intact. Thanks to craftADDchick (a), owl-lady (b), Fantasia (c). Thanks for hosting this swap, Nora........

05-26-2012, 09:47 AM
Mine arrived today in plastic wrap from the postal service, but my cards are all good :D thanks norabear for hosting! And thank you maineatc for A,craftADDchick for B and wen nine for C they are all awesome! Thank you so much!!!

05-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Wow, I am thanking my lucky stars that while the envelopes are damaged that, so far, the ATCs are coming through okay. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

05-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Got mine earlier this week, just hadn't had time to post. Thanks so much norabear for hosting and thanks CherylS for a zentangled C, Boekwrm for a wallpaper B, and WendyK for an awesome A!

05-26-2012, 01:41 PM
My cards arrived today, in a slightly damaged envelope, but cards are okay, the greeting card was sturdy enough. Thanks so much for your great hosting, Norabear!
Idolores thanks for your great Artful A, ArtDuJunque for a Beautiful Bee and Artkitty for a Colorful C.
Off to give you-rocks and itraderpoint.

05-28-2012, 08:47 AM
my cards arrived a few days ago. I have a lovely A from sophie's mom, a B from evalila and C from hayhill 62 Thanks norabear for hosting

05-28-2012, 04:41 PM
My cards arrived earlier this week in an envelop torn on one side and the bottom, atc's sort of hanging out! But they were all in one piece -- yeah!

Thank you Norabear for hosting this great swap! And thank you Sophie'sMom for a quirky (love quirky) "A"; Simo for a lovely "B" and jule bear for a colorful "C". Can't wait to have a full alphabet of wonderful cards!

05-28-2012, 10:26 PM
Gonna ROCK craftADDchick for 'A' Australian Ghost Bat, Kath for 'b' for beauty, and Suzanne Sky for the 'C' for mother and baby chicks.
Thank you Nora for hosting this ongoing alphabets swap!

05-28-2012, 11:51 PM
Awesome returns! Thanks Nora bear for hosting!

05-29-2012, 12:15 AM
My envelope was split down the stamp side from top to bottom and a couple of places on the bottom but the cards were all there.

wen nine
05-29-2012, 02:57 AM
Very happy with cards, envelope still intact after it's long journey.
I have an awesome A from tandi, beautiful Baroque B from Blessed By Art, and a cool crocodile C from pixiecorpse. And many thanks Norabear.

05-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Wonderful cards received before the weekend. itrader and reps given.

05-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Sorry to Rita, lilywaters and calmom89 for sending you your rep points, I loved all your cards, Thanks, Kath.

05-31-2012, 02:48 AM
Received fab cards from ArtyD, alanabannana and kris10atcs. Thanks to you and to our wonderful hostess. iTrader and Rep have already been left.