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02-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Due Date: April 20
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Withdrawals OK anytime, just please tell me!
# Cards: 3 for 3
# Participants: unlimited

Sunflower Swap

Sunflowers are so bright and pretty! I love to see fields of them blowing in the wind. Single flowers can be so pretty as well. Put as many or as few as you want on a card. I just want to collect them and spread them around.

All mediums welcome! If you want to receive a particular medium back send me a pm and we can talk about it.

Stickers when used wisely are fine but please make sure it is not just a sticker on a card.

Please send me cards you are proud of and would trade face to face. In return you will receive cards someone else is proud of and would trade face to face.

I will try my best to send back a variety to everyone.


USA folks please enclose a self-addressed envelope and postage (a single .45 or Forever stamp seems to work for 3 cards. I personally add an extra .20 stamp for that additional ounce.)

INTERNATIONAL folks please enclose an address label or your address printed clearly on a piece of paper I can tape to an envelope. Iíll pay the return postage. (If you have a dollar bill or US stamps they will be appreciated, but if you donít have either please donít let that stop you from joining fun)

An extra Sunflower Card will put such a big smile on my face you cannot imagine it and would be greatly appreciated, but not required for joining.

**** I appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to cross stitching so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I donít mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do

Who wants to play?

cards are here
new cards are home

SuzanneSky (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1193897&postcount=2)
ferretgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194123&postcount=3)
Simmo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194125&postcount=4)
Jewels (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194142&postcount=5)
esew123 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194166&postcount=6)
Shawnicaitlin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194245&postcount=8)
rebecca410 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194291&postcount=9)
Wil Opio Oguta (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194362&postcount=11)
CynthiaSillitoe (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194448&postcount=14)
Maineatc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194572&postcount=15)
goatgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194608&postcount=16)
miloccpep (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194678&postcount=17)
Skyelance (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194689&postcount=18)
slashdog1 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1194697&postcount=19)
Joss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195035&postcount=21)
jaw (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195050&postcount=22)
lindalaelm (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195073&postcount=23)
dardarbinx (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195182&postcount=25)
bartev78 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195200&postcount=26)
jiliyan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195245&postcount=27)
lenoralb (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195309&postcount=28)
arlie707 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195328&postcount=29)
lafaver55 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195664&postcount=31)
JenniferC (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195667&postcount=32)
scwk0511 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195834&postcount=34)
Dilys (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1195992&postcount=35)
HiddenTreasure2010 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196004&postcount=36)
flmgo33 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196348&postcount=40)
TxCat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196621&postcount=41)
Snickleme (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196654&postcount=42)
dsign49 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196685&postcount=43)
Evalila (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1197505&postcount=53)
Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198726&postcount=61)
artkitty (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1199206&postcount=63)
sunshineshadow (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1199911&postcount=72)
Jean (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201072&postcount=77)
Yorokobi (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201435&postcount=79)
MamaMallino (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201564&postcount=82)
LizCupcake (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201970&postcount=87)
DenaCottrell (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1202063&postcount=88)
Dogeyes (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1204087&postcount=93)
margoartist (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1204725&postcount=94)
julebear (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1205198&postcount=97)
MarcieLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1208579&postcount=112)
Kay Milam (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1208585&postcount=113)
Starshine (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1208691&postcount=116)
TF Balding (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1209267&postcount=120)
MsAllison (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1210858&postcount=124)
therapeuticart (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212139&postcount=130)
julyschild (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212902&postcount=132)
thecharmedlife (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1213230&postcount=139)
Lois (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1216619&postcount=155)
mek634 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1216658&postcount=156)
catladybj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1221107&postcount=172)

03-01-2012, 12:40 AM
Xstitcher, I'd like to join up, please.

03-01-2012, 01:12 AM
Me too.

03-01-2012, 02:26 AM
Sign me up please:laugh:

03-01-2012, 07:49 AM

Terri F
03-01-2012, 09:18 AM
OMG so many neat swaps poppin up. I can't resist this one. Sign me up please

03-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Sign me up!!

03-01-2012, 11:58 AM
Welcome SuzanneSky, ferretgirl, Simmo, Jewels, esew123, Shawnicaitlin, and rebecca410!

Lurk all you want mariloupatch, and come join us when you can!

Wil Opio Oguta
03-01-2012, 01:33 PM
Please sign me up

03-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Welcome Wil Opio Oguta!

03-01-2012, 03:49 PM

03-01-2012, 04:02 PM
I'd love to play, thanks!

03-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you

03-01-2012, 07:07 PM
Me, too, please!

03-01-2012, 08:53 PM
me, please!

03-02-2012, 11:50 AM
Gotta get me a burst of sunflowers too.

03-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Please sign me up! :jiggy: I wanna dance in the sunflowers!!

03-02-2012, 05:14 PM

03-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Favorite flower to draw. Please sign me up. :yes:

03-02-2012, 08:31 PM
I love sunflowers and love your swaps! Sign me up please!

03-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Sorry about the delay.....I spent yesterday away from home keeping an eye on grndchildren.

Welcome CynthiaSillitoe, Maineatc, goatgirl, miloccpep, Skyelance, slashdog1, Joss, jaw, lindalaelm, dardarbinx, bartev78, jiliyan, lenoralb and arlie707!

More lurkers...........debs913 and mzspurslasso. We will be here when you are ready to come back and play!

03-03-2012, 01:28 PM
gotta love those sunflowers.....count me in!

03-03-2012, 01:32 PM
I love sunflowers!! Please can i join in? Thanks Jen

03-03-2012, 01:57 PM
Welcome lafaver55 and JenniferC!

03-03-2012, 04:51 PM
please add my name to the list. love sunflowers!

03-03-2012, 10:26 PM
I would love to join!

03-04-2012, 09:14 AM
I'm going to lurk a bit. If I can get to them in the next couple of weeks, I'll sign up.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-04-2012, 09:47 AM
My cards are done and will go into the mail tomorrow. Here are the pictures:

03-04-2012, 12:17 PM
Wil Opio Oguta, love your cards..

03-04-2012, 01:31 PM
I also love sunflowers. May I join?
thanks! :)

03-04-2012, 09:04 PM
I'm a Leo and sunflowers are my favorite flower. Please count me in?

03-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Can't resist the Sunflower. Can I play? Thanks!

03-04-2012, 11:01 PM
I si need to do some sunflowers.
Sign me up

03-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Here are my cards:

03-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Gorgeous cards--great dramatic color contrasts!

03-05-2012, 03:46 PM
Welcome scwk0511, Dilys, HiddenTreasure2010, flmgo33, TxCat, Snickleme and dsign49!

Norabear, you know I love lurkers.............

03-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Loving the cards I am seeing posted so far!

Looking forward to having them in person!

Terri F
03-05-2012, 04:03 PM
I will be mailing my cards on Tuesday the 6th. They are in my gallery if anyone wants a peeky:err:

03-05-2012, 10:06 PM

03-06-2012, 07:55 AM
Thank you Skyelance and goatgirl. I am telling you, I had a hard time not drawing anymore. :yes: I think I will do more just for the gallery when I finish all of the other swaps. :D

03-06-2012, 11:05 AM
May I play, please?

03-06-2012, 02:13 PM
Mine are done, and will go off later this week. Thanks for hosting xs, I did enjoy doing these. I used acrylics and a small brush, the backgrounds were gesso, paper and yellow gouache.

03-06-2012, 02:32 PM
Awesome cards Joss!

03-06-2012, 06:01 PM
I've been in an art funk for a while now. This one makes me want to paint again, sign me up!

03-07-2012, 11:59 AM
Welcome Evalila and Serikiyo!

Lurk as long as you like AnnaAardvark!

03-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Here are mine:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Sunflowers001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Sunflowers001.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Sunflowers002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Sunflowers002.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Sunflowers003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Sunflowers003.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Sunflowers004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Sunflowers004.jpg)

03-07-2012, 03:39 PM
Fantabulous sunflowers Evie!

03-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Gorgeous--love the big close-up on #3.

03-08-2012, 03:01 AM
I would love to play, please sign me up.

Terri F
03-08-2012, 03:51 PM
actually cards to be mailed Friday the 9th.:daydreaming:

03-08-2012, 11:32 PM
may I join?

03-09-2012, 03:57 PM
Here are mine i've loved drawing and painting them sunflowers are so cheery!!!

03-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Card 1 - Stamp, touched up w glitterpen. Text background with 2 tiny ladybugs.
Card 2 - Stamp, mask-technique, touched up w glitterpen, & cut and paste caterpillar.
Card 3 - Origami Sunflower.
Card 4 - Night visitors. Mask-technique.

Ready to go postal!

03-10-2012, 10:26 AM
miloccpep- i love how you played with different media. :yes:

03-10-2012, 10:28 AM
Jennifer- your cards are so cheery- love them! what paper did you use? watercolor pencil??

03-10-2012, 10:44 AM
Sorry i have been missing for the last few days. I have had computer issues. Still not all settled but things are looking up. I hope one last call to my inernet provider today will take care of the last issue. Keeping fingers crossed.

Now to catch up with everything happening here!

03-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Welcome Donnacr and artkitty!

03-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Evalila and Serikiyo I must apologize.

I was on a different computer when I welcomed you and for some reason my attempt to add you both to the list did not work. I have corrected that error now!

03-10-2012, 11:12 AM
Skyelance your lovely sunflowers have arrived! Thank you so much for the extra one!

03-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Id like to be in on this swap. Sunflowers make beautiful pictures.

03-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Welcome sunshineshadow!

03-10-2012, 11:43 AM
And one last post to get me all caught up..................

I love seeing all the sunflowers everyone is posting!

I hope all of you are looking forward to adding some new lovely sunflowers to your collection! I know I am.

Thank you all or joining.

I think I have everyone on the list now. If you should be and are not please let me know. For some reason I forget to hit the save button sometimes and a gentle reminder gets me back on track!

03-12-2012, 01:21 AM
mine will be mailed tomorrow. hope you like them.

03-12-2012, 10:16 AM
My cards go in the mail tomorrow!!

03-12-2012, 11:00 AM
I can't resist any longer....lol. Please sign me up!

03-12-2012, 11:58 PM
xstitcher, totally sign me up for this!!!

03-13-2012, 04:21 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

03-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Welcome Jean, Yorokobi, and Mamamallino!

03-13-2012, 01:23 PM
So many beautiful Sunflowers being posted!

I have 3 more sets here!

JenniferC, thank you for the postage and extra card!
Wil Opio Oguta, thank you for the postage and extra card!

03-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Wil Opio Oguta I am sorry I just discovered today I didn't get you added to the list when you signed up.

I am wondering if I forgot to hit the save button.

Whatever the problem was you are there now.

If I have forgotten anyone else, please let me know.

03-13-2012, 09:59 PM
I would like to join

03-14-2012, 01:07 AM
I would like to play

03-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Welcome LizCupcake and DenaCottrell!

03-15-2012, 01:23 PM
Mailed my cards to you last night..Hope they arrive safe and sound.
Here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_SSwap__xstitcher__Sunflower_Blitz.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_SSwap__xstitcher__Garden_Gazing.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_SSwap__xstitcher__Blossom.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Sunflower_Swap__xstitcher__Sunshine.jpg

03-15-2012, 05:37 PM
I hope so, too!

Pretty cards, can't wait to see them in person!

lafaver55, your cards have arrived! Thank you for the extra one!

03-16-2012, 11:40 PM
I get to work on these soon. I'm thinking *gasp* about drawing them. I need more practice and this might be a good topic for that. :)

03-17-2012, 02:42 AM

03-18-2012, 10:19 AM
Here are my sunflowers. I'll get them in the mail on Monday.

03-18-2012, 04:10 PM
may I join please?
I made some sunflowers last night. If ok, would you please pm your address and I will get them in the mail.

03-18-2012, 11:25 PM
Welcome Dogeyes, margoartist and julebear!

I will be back tomorrow, I hope, to get you on the list and to let everyone know what cards have come in.

Off to bed now as I have a really early morning..............

03-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Here are my Sunflowers:

03-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Sorry I did not get here today to my new players taken care of. To much to do and not enough hours in the day to do it.

Also I have cards from Evalila, dardarbinx, HiddenTreasure2010, jaw, Joss, lindalaelm, Maineatc and Simmo

Tomorrow I will find time to give proper postings with thank yous and iTraders. Tonights post is just to let you know they are here in case you are a worrier like I am!

03-20-2012, 12:07 PM
My cards are going in the mail. . .

03-21-2012, 12:55 PM
Time for proper postings and thank yous! There is one that I didn't have the other day.

dardarbinx, thank you for the postage and extra card!
Evalila, thank you for the postage and extra card!
HiddenTreasure2010, thank you for the postage and extra card!
jaw, thank you for the extra card!
Joss, thank you for the postage and extra card!
lindalaelm, thank you for the extra card!
Maineatc, thank you for the gold floss!
Simmo, thank you for the postage!

03-23-2012, 10:38 AM
My cards will go postal tomorrow. Pg 4 #65 - final touch-up done.

03-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Dogeyes, margoartist and julebear I am so sorry I didn't get you added to the list.

Not sure where my brain is sometimes!

Going to take care of it now.

03-23-2012, 11:54 AM
More pretty flowers are here!

julebear, thank you for the extra card!
Jewels, thank you for the extra card!
lenoralb, thank you for the extra card!

03-23-2012, 02:07 PM
My cards are ready to go:spinny:

03-23-2012, 02:08 PM
Love the flowers with the sunglasses :-)

03-23-2012, 02:53 PM
My cards went in the mail today.

03-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks all. Some really pretty stuff being posted and sent to me!

I hope everyone will be pleased with their returns.

TF Balding
03-23-2012, 09:29 PM
Mmm... idk how i missed this one... i <3 sunflowers.... gonna lurk and see if i can get some cards made in the next couple of days... :)

03-24-2012, 09:28 AM
We would love to have you! Hope you can make it.

03-24-2012, 12:46 PM
please include me, pretty please :)

03-24-2012, 03:31 PM
Mine are done. I'll get them scanned and in the mail Monday. :)

03-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Welcome MarcieLee and Kay Milam!

CynthiaSillitoe I will let you know when I have them, thanks.

03-24-2012, 04:48 PM
can i please join! i love sunflowers :)

03-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Welcome Starshine!

03-25-2012, 03:15 PM
Ok, here are the scans. I really had fun with these!





03-25-2012, 05:35 PM

playing with some block printing...fun!

TF Balding
03-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Gorgeous artkitty!
i have 2/4 finished & #3 started, so sign me up please. :)

03-25-2012, 08:11 PM

I love sunflowers so hopefully I'll get inspired.

03-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Welcome TF Balding!

I hope so, too, rkolig!

03-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Welcome MsAllison!

03-29-2012, 10:31 AM
I have more sunflowers!

dsign49, thank you for the extra card!

esew123, thank you for the extra card!

goatgirl, thank you for the extra card!

03-30-2012, 12:44 PM
More sunflowers arrived yesterday!

CynthiaSillitoe, thank you for the extra card!

03-31-2012, 07:56 PM
Here are my Sunflowers. They were fun to do. Will go into the mail on Monday.:)

03-31-2012, 08:34 PM
I would love to join!!!

04-01-2012, 08:51 PM
The flowers are done- I will get them ready and post and send them out. Very happy how they turned out. I will have to scan them and get them in my gallery. happy card dance!

04-01-2012, 08:54 PM
sign me up please.

04-02-2012, 12:09 AM
my cards are ready, I just need to know where to send them.

04-02-2012, 08:24 AM
So many super cards! flmgo, love your blue background pot of sunflowers esp - kudos! I'd better get moving!

04-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Welcome therapeuticart and julyschild!

TF Balding
04-02-2012, 01:47 PM
The colors are better IRL, but here are my cards:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7039350043_de5cdd2dd0_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7039350043/) Sunflower Swap (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7039350043/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

They hit the mail today! :)

TF Balding
04-02-2012, 01:58 PM
TY :)

04-05-2012, 12:07 AM
Welcome thecharmedlife!

04-05-2012, 02:10 PM
I've been blithely admiring eye candy here, not realizing that my cards were still in my atc box!!!!! They're going out today, which will give them 15 days to get to you....If they get there late, just keep 'em for yourself, Mary Ann!

04-05-2012, 11:52 PM
Thanks Jean!

I would love to have all your cards for myself but I am sure they will make it. If not I will wait for them.

04-06-2012, 03:37 AM
My cards aren't there yet?

04-06-2012, 07:23 PM
I have several envelopes that I have not looked at in the last 2 or 3 days. My plan is to look at them later this evening and at least post what I have.

04-06-2012, 08:32 PM
my sunflowers "went postal" today !!

04-06-2012, 09:21 PM
Ah heck TF!!! Your cards make me want to start over! LOL ... AWESOME!! :)

TF Balding
04-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Aww, thanks Julie, but i always LOVE your work, too!!! :wubclub:

04-06-2012, 10:42 PM
I have envelopes from flmgo33, MamaMallino, miloccpep, MsAllison and TF Balding.

I will be back tomorrow for proper thank yous and iTraders.

04-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Phew! Thanks!

04-07-2012, 07:51 AM
My flowers are on their way (it took me longer than expected to make 4 cards that I was proud of)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0005.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0007.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0008.jpg

04-07-2012, 12:48 PM
Mine went into the mail today!

04-07-2012, 08:16 PM
So many lovely sunflowers have filled my mail box!

I think it is going to be fantastic when I have them all spread out to trade!

Flowers now fill my house from.....................

flmgo33, thank you for the extra card!
MamaMillino, thank you for the extra card and postage!
miloccpep, thank you for the extra card!
MsAllison, thank you for the extra card!
Snickleme, thank you for the extra card!
TF Balding, thank you for the extra card and postage!

04-07-2012, 09:55 PM
My cards are done and will be mailed Monday.
Happy Easter everyone!

04-08-2012, 08:42 PM
I have some digital ATCs that fit this theme. Would these be okay?

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6127/5928802379_b8ee5087e6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loisrichter/5928802379/)
Line-Art made from sunflower photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loisrichter/5928802379/)

04-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Mary Ann, My ATCs for this swap are going in the mail on Tuesday. Thanks for hosting!!

04-09-2012, 04:45 PM
last one...finally!

TF Balding
04-09-2012, 05:36 PM
I would love to be a part of this and starting with my oil pastels right now! My good friend passed away in a ski accident and sunflowers were her thing. Her father asked for us all to live out her spirit by celebrating her life through sunflowers in some way. Buy them, give them, enjoy them, draw them, watch them, grow them. Thanks for allowing me the space to express her positive spirit in my art and sharing.

That is so awesome and sweet. Sunflowers make me think of special people who've passed on, too. :wubclub:

04-10-2012, 11:41 PM
artkitty - I love your last card. How did you make the speckled background?

04-11-2012, 01:03 PM
I have some digital ATCs that fit this theme. Would these be okay?

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6127/5928802379_b8ee5087e6_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loisrichter/5928802379/)
Line-Art made from sunflower photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/loisrichter/5928802379/)

I love them! They will be great for the swap!

I will sign you up!

04-11-2012, 01:04 PM
I would love to be a part of this and starting with my oil pastels right now! My good friend passed away in a ski accident and sunflowers were her thing. Her father asked for us all to live out her spirit by celebrating her life through sunflowers in some way. Buy them, give them, enjoy them, draw them, watch them, grow them. Thanks for allowing me the space to express her positive spirit in my art and sharing.

What a wonderful way to remember your friend. I am glad we can be a part of it.

04-11-2012, 01:06 PM
Welcome Lois and mek634!

04-11-2012, 02:14 PM
I have more cards!

julyschild, thank you for the extra card!

therapeuticart, thank you for the extra card!

04-11-2012, 04:59 PM
artkitty - I love your last card. How did you make the speckled background?

I start with a good size piece of watercolor paper then use little spray bottles filled with liquid watercolor. It takes a bit of experimentation to get it to work right. Then I cut them up and use them for different backgrounds. On some of my other sunflower cards (in gallery), I painted over the speckled card to get a different look- the specks filter through in spots.

04-12-2012, 05:56 AM
artkitty - thanks for the info (and another reason to experiment with mess:D) I will have to try this.

04-15-2012, 08:25 PM
I have lots of cards I need to look at and deal with.

I am sure some of them belong here!

I hope to do it tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest. Lately there is to much to do and not enough of me to do it....................:no::arghh:

04-15-2012, 10:57 PM
My cards are going in the mail tomorrow.

04-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Finished up the last one last night and will go out in the mail today! I will post them as soon as I scan them in.

04-17-2012, 05:25 AM
I have cards ready, to mail wed. May I join in? and get your addy? thanky.

04-17-2012, 07:47 PM
Welcome catladybj!

04-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Many many beautiful sunflowers are here! Sorry to make you all wait so long...........

arlie707, thank you for the extra card and postage!
artkitty, thank you for the extra card!
Dilys, thank you for the extra card!
Donnacr, thank you for the postage and extra card!
ferretgirl, thank you for the extra card!
MarcieLee, thank you for the extra card!
margoartist, thank you for the extra card!
mek634, thank you for the extra card!
sunshineshadow, thank you for the extra card!
thecharmedlife, thank you for the extra card!
TxCat, thank you for the extra card and postage!

04-17-2012, 09:45 PM
My cards are not there yet???

04-18-2012, 10:56 AM
miloccpep I have had yours since April 4th.

This list is just the latest to come in.

04-18-2012, 11:11 AM
Oops! Thank you.

04-18-2012, 11:15 AM
You're welcome!

I understand your concern, I am a worrier, too.

04-24-2012, 11:02 AM
I suppose there is no sign of my cards yet.


04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Here are the cards that have come in the last few days!

catladybj, thank you for the extra card and papers!
Dogeyes, thank you for the extra card!
Jean, thank you for the extra cards!
scwk0511, thak you for the postage!
Yorokobi, thank you for the extra goodies!

I will be back later to give iTrader and update the list on page 1.

Waiting on a couple who have mailed but not here yet.

Going to PM the rest.

Will try and trade them out this weekend if not before!

04-24-2012, 08:19 PM
I mailed my cards 9 days ago and your only 1 state away from me. You should have received them by now. I hate this. Unfortunately this happens to me ALL the time. I don't understand why it takes so long to mail these cards. I used to mail business envelopes that were great big and they would get there in a couple days. Please don't wait on my account, but feel free to keep them as a gift or swap out with other late entries if they ever arrive. I did take pictures so I'll post them tomorrow.

04-25-2012, 10:26 AM
Stupid Postal System!

I really hate it when that happens. With our mail carrier lately it could be happening on my end. In the last week I have gotten 2 pieces of mail that were not mine. One had my house number and a similar street name but the other was no where close to mine.

If there are no objections I will wait the full 2 weeks to mail in the hopes they find their way here. If you want to try again that shoudl be enough time.

Again I say STUPID POSTAL SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!

04-25-2012, 10:32 AM
I am fine with waiting for another two weeks.

04-25-2012, 11:04 AM
I am fine with waiting for another two weeks.

Thank you.

04-25-2012, 02:13 PM
I don't have a probelem waiting, either. Let's hope the cards show up!


04-25-2012, 02:45 PM
I don't have a probelem waiting, either. Let's hope the cards show up!


Thank you!

I hope so, too.

04-25-2012, 07:59 PM
2 weeks is ok with me!!

04-25-2012, 08:24 PM
2 weeks is ok with me!!

Thank you!

04-27-2012, 06:58 PM
You guys are so awesome!!! I actually have a pretty good relationship with my mail lady (I let her use my bathroom :P). We found out this year that they're closing our local 'sorting facility' due to budget cuts and a lot of people just don't care about their job any more. Our closest facility when it closes will be 2 hours away. I could've driven them there in less than a day! I'll start on another set and plan to priority mail these. Please let me know if/when you recieve them.


04-28-2012, 06:15 PM
Dena good news!

I don't know where they have been but your cards finally found their way to my mail box!

I also have jiliyan's!

I will be back later tonight or tomorrow to post official thank yous and iTraders!

04-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Oh that's great news!! I'm so glad to hear it. I will still post them. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get my laptop out (if only I could do it from my iPhone...).

05-01-2012, 01:19 PM
As you can see I didn't make it back when Ii thought I would. I am here now and going to try and catch up............ you should see all the cards I have for the purple swap.............

I have received the last 2 sets I know I need to wait on:

DenaCottrell, thank you for the extra card and goodies!
jiliyan, thank you for the extra card!

Off to give you ladies iTraders then going to bury myself in purple.

And find time to swap and trader, and mail out some fantastic sunflowers!

I will keep you posted!

05-02-2012, 09:34 AM
iTraders will be coming later unless you need now. If you do please pm me.

I have a couple of swaps I am in to finish up today and this one to swap out and get ready to mail so my ATC play time will be mainly devoted to that.

Thanks for understanding.

05-05-2012, 01:37 AM
Thought I would share mine.

I used vintage die-cut and cut outs as well as scrapbooking elements. The book pages in the background belong to an antique book I have about Leo sun sign astrology. It had sunflower vines and flowers decorating the edges but I didn't want to cut it up. Luckily my scanner and printer are capable of producing reasonable facsimilies or the original material.

This is my favorite flower, and I was born under that sun sign. Enjoy!

05-05-2012, 01:42 AM
Hey TxCat, those ROCK!

05-06-2012, 02:19 PM
Guess I should say the sunflowers have been mailed and should be arriving any day now to points in the USA! Sorry you overseas and Canada players have to wait a bit longer.

With 50 players there were lots and lots of lovely sunflowers to be seen when I had them all spread out! Almost 200!

And there were none I would not have been thrilled to have in my collection which made choosing host cards a time consuming, but fun task. I hope everyone is as happy with their new cards as I am.

The only thing that could make it better would be for my mama to be here so she could see them.

Anyway PLEASE remember to hit the ole "You Rock" button and let your fellow players know you got their cards. All you need do is pull up page 1 and click the the name. Takes you to a screen where you can rock em! I took some extra time to make it easy for all of you.

And if you are so inclined an iTrader for me would really make me feel good.

If you are not so inclined, maybe a post that they were received and a private pm letting me know what I did to not deserve one would be appreciated. After all I can not learn from my mistakes unless I know what they are..................

Thank you all for playing.

05-06-2012, 02:48 PM
Kay Milam thank you so much for the lovely sunflower host card that came yesterday!

TF Balding
05-09-2012, 06:32 PM
Got my sunflowers! :) Many thanks to Jewels (WC Sunflower), Dogeyes (kool spiral styleized sunflower), aaand... Lisa in Seattle, Wa (pretty lady in a sunflower hat but i can't read the username very well so please claim it if ya want your reps, lol),. ALL gorgeous work! And thanks sooo much to our always awesome hostess xstitcher for another fun swap! :wub:

05-09-2012, 09:45 PM
yay! i received beautiful sunflower cards today from flmgo33, donnacr and cynthia sillitoe. thank you for doing such nice work.

05-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Got my cards from Miloccpep, Dsign49 and Flmgo33. Thanks everyone.

05-10-2012, 06:37 PM
I got cards from JAW, TxCat, and Snickleme. Thanks all!

05-10-2012, 08:21 PM
I got my cards from Sunshineshadow, Hiddentreasure2010, and Mek634-all very nice cards with great wishes on them. Thanks all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wil Opio Oguta
05-11-2012, 11:16 AM
My sunflowers arrived today. Thanks to Maineatc, Brenda Thomas and Dilys for their flowers. And thanks to Mary Ann for hosting this swap. Now off to leave reps and Itrader.

05-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Got my returns--thanks for hosting, xstitcher!

05-12-2012, 05:21 AM
Got my cards today from yorokobi,Maineatc and Dena Cottrell. Thanks to xstitcher for hosting another great theme.

05-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Thanks so much for hosting such a great swap!
I received beautiful cards from Kay Milam, lenoralb, and MamaMallino.

05-12-2012, 01:53 PM
Many thanks to thecharmedlife, TFBalding, and MarcieLee for the beautiful sunflowers! And another thanks to xstitcher for another great swap!

05-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Sorry TF, that's me :) I'm glad you like it!

Got my sunflowers! :) Many thanks to Jewels (WC Sunflower), Dogeyes (kool spiral styleized sunflower), aaand... Lisa in Seattle, Wa (pretty lady in a sunflower hat but i can't read the username very well so please claim it if ya want your reps, lol),. ALL gorgeous work! And thanks sooo much to our always awesome hostess xstitcher for another fun swap! :wub:

05-13-2012, 09:50 PM
I was out of town and came home to some awesome sunflowers in my mailbox. Thanks to JenniferC, thecharmedlife, and goatgirl. and BIG THANKS to our host! :)

05-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Got my returns--thanks for hosting, xstitcher!

05-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Oh my I need to acknowledge my swap buddies!! Thank you so much to our host and to my fellow swap artists for the pretty cards: Julyschild, Lafaver 55, and Bartev 78.:v_spin:

05-15-2012, 01:46 AM
So glad the cards are making it to new homes.

I will be here as soon as I can to update things.

To late to try and do it tonight. Pretty sure something would go wrong as I am typing most of what I type now twice.

05-15-2012, 07:07 PM
I received such gorgeous sunflowers today from: Rebecca 410, Dardarbinx and Maineatc! Thanks so much!
Thanks too to Xstitcher for another great swap!

05-16-2012, 12:36 PM
rec'd-have been out of town-will rate tonite-I gottoa go crop&such!!

05-17-2012, 06:37 AM
I have received my beautiful sunflowers from: jule bear, flmgo33 and simmo

thanks for a wonderful swap xstitcher

off to leave points for all

05-19-2012, 02:02 PM
Beautiful sunflowers were waiting for me when I returned home from Spain! A big Thank you to arlie707, ESEW123 and TxCat - and of course to our wonderful hostess!

05-22-2012, 10:55 PM
Cards fromDena Cottrell - Teal Sky Sunflower, Shawnicaitlin - Warmed by the Sun, and Marjorie Grace-Sayers - no title.
Thank you Xstitcher for hosting.

05-25-2012, 08:19 AM
Forgot to post! Received my sunflowers. They are beautiful!!
Thank you so much for hosting this swap!
And thank you to Kay M, Sara P and Bonnie A!!! Beautiful!!

06-10-2012, 01:13 PM
oh my ... I just found my envelope ...
thank you shawnicaitlin, scwk0511, esew123 and our hostess.
so sorry for the lack of response! yikes ...

06-11-2012, 03:03 PM
I am sorry, folks, it's taken me so long to leave feedback. As I mentioned in the Vacation thread, I had some health problems which resulted in hospitalization and a lot of specialist consults for most of May and the first part of June. I didn't even feel like finding out if my computer had access!

Anyhow, I have lovely sunflowers from snickleme,catladyBJ, and rebecca410. Thanks a bunch for these pretty cards!

06-12-2012, 06:41 AM
TxCat - Hope some results were found and that you are feeling better now

06-13-2012, 12:19 AM
Yes, TxCat hope you are much better now.

07-08-2012, 06:54 PM
There are several players who have not let us know they received cards.

If anyone wants to post here they need to do it soon as I am going to try and remember to send this to archives by the end of the week.