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xstitcher
02-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Due Date: April 20
Sign Up in Time to Mail
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.

Mailing.............

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?

players
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)

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

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

esew123
03-01-2012, 02:26 AM
Sign me up please:laugh:

marilou
03-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Lurking.....:D

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

rebecca410
03-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Sign me up!!

xstitcher
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

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

debs913
03-01-2012, 03:49 PM
lurking

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

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

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

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

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

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

mzspurslasso
03-02-2012, 05:14 PM
lurking....

dardarbinx
03-02-2012, 05:23 PM
Hi there xstitcher how are you? May I play in this one please?

bartev78
03-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Iīm in!

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

arlie707
03-02-2012, 08:31 PM
I love sunflowers and love your swaps! Sign me up please!

xstitcher
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!

lafaver55
03-03-2012, 01:28 PM
gotta love those sunflowers.....count me in!

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

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

scwk0511
03-03-2012, 04:51 PM
please add my name to the list. love sunflowers!

HiddenTreasure2010
03-03-2012, 10:26 PM
I would love to join!

Norabear
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:

HiddenTreasure2010
03-04-2012, 12:17 PM
Wil Opio Oguta, love your cards..

flmgo33
03-04-2012, 01:31 PM
I also love sunflowers. May I join?
thanks! :)

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

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

dsign49
03-04-2012, 11:01 PM
I si need to do some sunflowers.
Sign me up

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

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

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



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

xstitcher
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:

AnnaAardvark
03-05-2012, 10:06 PM
lurking

lenoralb
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

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

Joss
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.

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

Serikiyo
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!

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


Lurk as long as you like AnnaAardvark!

Evalila
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)

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

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

Donnacr
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:

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

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

miloccpep
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!

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

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

xstitcher
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!

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

xstitcher
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!

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

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

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

xstitcher
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!

jaw
03-12-2012, 01:21 AM
mine will be mailed tomorrow. hope you like them.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_sunflower_swap_001.jpg

rebecca410
03-12-2012, 10:16 AM
My cards go in the mail tomorrow!!

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

dardarbinx
03-12-2012, 03:33 PM
I hope I get this upload right!

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

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

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

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

xstitcher
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.

bartev78
03-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Here are mine...
http://img.fler.cz/g/d1/1/1/111604/5/54872/full_f7e844cbb11b01a.jpg

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

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

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

HiddenTreasure2010
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

xstitcher
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!

CynthiaSillitoe
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. :)

Dogeyes
03-17-2012, 02:42 AM
SIGN ME UP PLEASE

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

bartev78
03-18-2012, 03:26 PM
secret agents are cool ;o))

julebear
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.
thanks!

xstitcher
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..............

dsign49
03-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Here are my Sunflowers:

xstitcher
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!

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

xstitcher
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!

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

xstitcher
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.

xstitcher
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!
rebecca410

esew123
03-23-2012, 02:07 PM
My cards are ready to go:spinny:

esew123
03-23-2012, 02:08 PM
Love the flowers with the sunglasses :-)

dsign49
03-23-2012, 02:53 PM
My cards went in the mail today.

xstitcher
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... :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

artkitty
03-25-2012, 05:35 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18939/small/1_sunflowers-3.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18939/small/1_sunflowers-1.jpg

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. :)

rkolig
03-25-2012, 08:11 PM
Lurking....lurking.....

I love sunflowers so hopefully I'll get inspired.

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

I hope so, too, rkolig!

MsAllison
03-28-2012, 11:45 PM
I'd love to join this swap please.

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

xstitcher
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!

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

CynthiaSillitoe, thank you for the extra card!

MsAllison
03-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Well mine are done. I'll upload them when I get off work... my phone doesn't want to cooperate. I hope to mail my cards out Monday or Tuesday. I just gotta figure out clear envelopes...

Oh and have to say the cards that I've seen so far are great!

Okay so now my computer wont load my camera or my SD card GRRR. I guess I will have to save these pics for a later time.

flmgo33
03-31-2012, 07:56 PM
Here are my Sunflowers. They were fun to do. Will go into the mail on Monday.:)

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

Snickleme
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!

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

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

Jean
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!

xstitcher
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! :)

MsAllison
04-02-2012, 01:51 PM
Wow TF those look amazing!

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

thecharmedlife
04-02-2012, 02:13 PM
May I join? I could use some bright color as winter refuses to go away!

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

Jean
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!

xstitcher
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.

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

xstitcher
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.

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

jaw
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:

xstitcher
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.

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

Donnacr
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

MsAllison
04-07-2012, 11:49 AM
Yay! I'm glad mine made it. This is my very first swap and I'm so excited. I have to say I love all the cards I have seen so far.

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

xstitcher
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!
KayMilam
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!

arlie707
04-07-2012, 09:55 PM
My cards are done and will be mailed Monday.
Happy Easter everyone!

Lois
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/)

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

artkitty
04-09-2012, 04:45 PM
last one...finally!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18939/small/1_sunflower_4-1.jpg

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.
M


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

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

xstitcher
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!

xstitcher
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.
M

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

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

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

julyschild, thank you for the extra card!

therapeuticart, thank you for the extra card!

artkitty
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.

Donnacr
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.

xstitcher
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:

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

Yorokobi
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.

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

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

xstitcher
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!

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

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

This list is just the latest to come in.

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

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

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

scwk0511
04-24-2012, 11:02 AM
I suppose there is no sign of my cards yet.

Hope

xstitcher
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!

DenaCottrell
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.

xstitcher
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!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

Thank you.

scwk0511
04-25-2012, 02:13 PM
I don't have a probelem waiting, either. Let's hope the cards show up!

Hope

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

Hope



Thank you!

I hope so, too.

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

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

Thank you!

DenaCottrell
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.

Thanks

xstitcher
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!

DenaCottrell
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...).
Thanks!

xstitcher
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!

xstitcher
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.

TxCat
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!

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

bartev78
05-05-2012, 03:03 AM
They are superb, TxCat!

xstitcher
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.

xstitcher
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:

MarcieLee
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.

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

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

TherapeuticArt
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.

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

MsAllison
05-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Just got my cards! Thanks lenoralb, donnacr and therapeutic art! And thanks Mary Ann for hosting!

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

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

Yorokobi
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!

Yorokobi
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:

Snickleme
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! :)

HiddenTreasure2010
05-14-2012, 11:49 AM
Got my returns--thanks for hosting, xstitcher!

esew123
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:

xstitcher
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.

arlie707
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!

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

Donnacr
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

Evalila
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!

miloccpep
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.

julebear
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!!

jaw
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 ...

TxCat
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!

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

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

xstitcher
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.