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Norabear
03-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Swap Due Date - May 18
Signup Date - May 18
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 30


Postage Stamp on
Hand Drawn/Painted Background

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5327/small/1_Winter_Pond.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2394/small/1_atc056stamppolishmanorhouse.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5327/small/1_Grand_Tetons.jpg

Images by minnkel, kasia, minnkel

One postage stamp on a hand-painted or hand-drawn background

I saw the card by kasia and loved the concept. So even though I don't typically run two swaps at once, I HAD to put this one out there. Please restrict yourself to one postage stamp (new or used) on a hand-drawn or hand-painted background. No embellishments or other collage elements.

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 missing an actual postage stamp.
* Cards with other collage elements.
* Cards with something other than a hand-painted or hand-drawn background.
* Cards that are off-theme
* Cards created with little to no thought

I will swap like effort for like effort.

*** DO NOT SEND RETURN ENVELOPES ***

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. Extra postage is also welcome. Please DO NOT SEND collage supples 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. minnkel (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196316&postcount=2) DONE
2. artkeyologist (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203748&postcount=47)DONE
3. pixiecorpse (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196328&postcount=4) DONE
4.
5. Evalila (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196384&postcount=7) DONE
6. butterflygirl24 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196460&postcount=8) DONE
7. Simmo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196464&postcount=9) DONE
8. Jewels (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196616&postcount=11) DONE
9.
10. MarcieLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196692&postcount=13) DONE
11. ceejay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1196837&postcount=15) DONE
12. jiliyan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1197109&postcount=18) DONE
13.
14. CherylS (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1197443&postcount=21) DONE
15.
16.
17. shellyrosebud (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198492&postcount=24) DONE
18. maggiebloom (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198632&postcount=25) DONE
19. Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198716&postcount=26) DONE
20. creativemeemee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198842&postcount=28) RCD
21.
22. Poodle Pup (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1200971&postcount=33) DONE
23.
24. Sassynebrasky (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201221&postcount=40) DONE
25. miloccpep (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203873&postcount=54) DONE
26. sarat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1204773&postcount=59) DONE
27. Maineatc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1206189&postcount=72) DONE
28.
29. Kay Milam (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1208595&postcount=82) DONE
30. *SunTrade (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1208601&postcount=83) DONE

Waiting List
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minnkel
03-04-2012, 12:36 PM
ME ME ME....Pick ME!!!!!!! I think this is the first time I've been first in line!:yes:

jaw
03-04-2012, 12:38 PM
ooooo === sign me up too please!

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Yay! Me too! And hubby thought I'm mad keeping used postage! I'll show him!!!! :D

Norabear
03-04-2012, 02:16 PM
Welcome, minnkel, jaw, pixiecorpse, and ArtyD!

Evalila
03-04-2012, 02:23 PM
Can I play, too?

butterflygirl24
03-04-2012, 04:15 PM
I would like to join please

pixiecorpse
03-04-2012, 05:54 PM
If its ok with you norabear I'll send both these and my a.b.cs in the same envelope :D

Jewels
03-04-2012, 08:57 PM
I'd like to play.

spineofafish
03-04-2012, 10:57 PM
As an avid philatelist, I am all in for this one. May I join you?

MarcieLee
03-04-2012, 11:12 PM
this sounds very interesting, count me in please.

Norabear
03-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Welcome, Evalila, butterflygirl24, Simmo, Jewels, spineofafish, and MarcieLee!

pixiecorpse, that would be fine. Just be sure to put in postage for both and that they get to me in time for the earliest swap.

ceejay
03-05-2012, 08:41 AM
Put me down for this challenging theme.

pixiecorpse
03-05-2012, 09:04 AM
Will do! :D

minnkel
03-05-2012, 11:34 AM
oooooo just received mail from NZ with an awesome stamp for this swap!!

rebecca410
03-06-2012, 01:47 AM
Awesome idea!! sign me up!!

Norabear
03-06-2012, 08:05 AM
Welcome, ceejay, jiliyan, and rebecca410!

CherylS
03-06-2012, 08:52 AM
Love this idea. please sign me up.

katrinabean86
03-06-2012, 10:21 AM
For now I'll sign up but May 11th is the Comprehensive exam so it might be a bit sticky around that time :p I'll try to get them out early.

Aime
03-06-2012, 10:34 AM
I have to sign up for this. I was'nt going to sign up for any more swaps, but i love this idea for a theme. Put me on the list please!

shellyrosebud
03-07-2012, 04:42 PM
This swap looks super unique, creative, and exciting. Now I have to go rummage through my stamp collection!!! Sign me up!!!

maggiebloom
03-07-2012, 09:56 PM
Count me in, please!!!

Donnacr
03-08-2012, 01:46 AM
The HD/HP part will be a challenge but that is what I need just now - please sign me up.

Norabear
03-08-2012, 08:36 AM
Welcome, CherylS, katrinabean86, Aime, shellyrosebud, maggiebloom, and Donnacr!

MadLou23
03-08-2012, 01:03 PM
I would love to sign up for this, if I'm not too late?

Norabear
03-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Welcome, creativemeemee and MadLou23.

jaw
03-09-2012, 01:50 PM
oh my ... this is not as easy as I thought it would be! LOL!
Love the challenge of it ... and now I have a lot of cards that I'll be covering with collagey stuff to use on other projects! :laugh:

pixiecorpse
03-11-2012, 05:34 AM
I was sorting through my stamps and almost picked the usa one with trees like your third example hehe
But I've done 2 just 2 more to go and then they can be on their way :D

Evalila
03-12-2012, 05:17 AM
Here are my cards, done with colored pencils. Hope you like them:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_StampHDBG004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_StampHDBG004.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_StampHDBG003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_StampHDBG003.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_StampHDBG002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_StampHDBG002.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_StampHDBG001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_StampHDBG001.jpg)

Norabear
03-12-2012, 07:09 AM
Welcome, Poodle Pup!

Thanks for posting your cards, Evalila. My favorite is the cheetah!

BekahStargazing
03-12-2012, 11:17 AM
-lurking-

jaw
03-12-2012, 11:27 AM
wow Evalila! awesome cards .... I'm trying again today ... think I'll get out my colored pencils, maybe that's been my trouble - using the wrong medium!

ceejay
03-12-2012, 01:40 PM
Great set of cards, Evalila !

Hazartist1
03-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Norabear, I think I'd like to try this, please!

Evalila
03-13-2012, 04:25 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

Norabear
03-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Welcome, Hazartist1 and Sassynebrasky!

minnkel
03-13-2012, 12:28 PM
Here are my cards, done with colored pencils. Hope you like them:


OOOOO those are awesome!!

minnkel
03-13-2012, 12:31 PM
I really hesitated posting these to the thread. Especially on Solitary Barn - the scanner didn't get the colors right at all. I even tried 4 different photo software and 3 different scanners!!! Just know.....the colors of the painted field match those on the stamp in the real piece. And the sky on Flowering Prairie is really cool. It just didn't pick up. I've never had such a time on scanning cards before. Even postage stamps on watercolor!

Butterfly on Pastel Flowers
Solitary Barn
Flying High
Flowering Prairie

ceejay
03-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Great cards, Minnkel !

jaw
03-13-2012, 01:33 PM
omg Minnkel!!! Flying High is AWESOME!!! They are all great, but that one is especially cool!! :)

artkeyologist
03-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Pleeeeeeze add me to your list. This looks like soooo much fun!!!
:spinny:

pixiecorpse
03-16-2012, 04:28 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=290700
my four are here!
wil get them in the mail next week sometime for you...will let you know when theyre on their way :D

pixiecorpse
03-16-2012, 04:30 PM
wow evalila those are beautiful!!!

Maineatc
03-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Please sign me up.

pixiecorpse
03-16-2012, 05:06 PM
And minnikel! Those cards are fantastic! I have a similar problem with. My scanner they always look brighter hehe, my liberty statue card isn't as neon in RL as it appears in my gallery :D

artkeyologist
03-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Pixie, your cards are amazing!!! Wowza!:wideeyed:

pixiecorpse
03-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Thank you artkeyologist :D

miloccpep
03-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Could you add my name please. I want to have a go at this! Obviously I will pick a postage stamp I feel I can expand on! So far, the show and tell are inspiring!

Norabear
03-17-2012, 08:14 AM
Adding you to the list, miloccpep.

pixiecorpse
03-17-2012, 06:28 PM
They are fantastic! Love how you put the painting above the mantle! I would never have thought of it!

sarat
03-18-2012, 12:58 AM
Please sign me up--love the concept.

sarat
03-18-2012, 01:00 AM
Mine are postal. Here's pics of a couple (no idea where pics of the others went :wacko:)
96508 96509

Les Cabines is awesome! Am inspired to start on one tonight:idea:

pixiecorpse
03-18-2012, 06:58 AM
They are fab Simmo! It took me a while to realise there was a stamp on the beach one :D

Norabear
03-18-2012, 08:05 AM
Welcome, sarat.

Norabear
03-18-2012, 08:14 AM
I received cards from:

Evalila - Thanks for the hostess card!

pixiecorpse
03-18-2012, 10:22 AM
My cards are in the mail :D

sarat
03-19-2012, 12:11 AM
Here's one I've finished:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/large/1_Navajo_Art.jpgNavajo Art

I did another one but I realize since it has music sheet background I may have to leave it out of this swap.

pixiecorpse
03-19-2012, 07:20 AM
Ooh that looks fantastic sarat!!!!

Norabear
03-19-2012, 08:02 AM
Sarat, yes, the background must be hand-painted or hand-drawn, not collaged.

Jewels
03-19-2012, 11:19 AM
Here's mine. I'll be needing your address to send them.

sarat
03-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Here's mine. I'll be needing your address to send them.

So creative. Love the flycatcher.

ceejay
03-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Great job, Jewels ... mine are almost finished.

pixiecorpse
03-19-2012, 01:46 PM
They are gorgeous jewels! The purple one looks so relaxing!!! I could do with that on my wall to look at after a day with my little monsters :D

Maineatc
03-19-2012, 10:35 PM
I thought I had signed up. Maybe not. Please sign me up. Thanks

Norabear
03-20-2012, 06:17 AM
You did. I missed it. You are signed up now. Sorry! :embarrassed:

ceejay
03-20-2012, 08:17 AM
OKAY, mine are finished ... will post today or tomorrow.

sarat
03-20-2012, 03:26 PM
OKAY, mine are finished ... will post today or tomorrow.

These are magnificent!! My fav are the waterfalls.:notworthy:

sarat
03-20-2012, 03:29 PM
One of my most favorite swaps ever!!

Here are 3 of mine: (There's a 4th that will be a surprise)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Nippon.jpgNippon

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Navajo_Art.jpgNavajo Art

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Spring_s_Arrival.jpgSpring's Arrival

pixiecorpse
03-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Wow! Ceejay and Sarat! Fantastic cards! How will you be able to pick a host card from all the fabulous cards on show I'll never know Norabear!
And I know no ones going to be disappointed with their returns!
Its the waiting for due date :goofy: :wacko:

ceejay
03-20-2012, 04:20 PM
Wonderful cards, Sarat ... this is such a great theme ... we'll have to do it again, sometime.

PinkZombie
03-20-2012, 11:41 PM
Everyone has made such nice cards! I like looking at them, not sure if I could make ones I'd be happy enough with sending out so I'm not joining but I liked looking at everyone's cards :)

SunTrade
03-24-2012, 01:28 PM
I would love to join this challenge!

Norabear
03-24-2012, 06:44 PM
Welcome, Tiffany186, Kay Milam and SunTrade!

Norabear
03-26-2012, 03:34 PM
Lots of mail this weekend.

I received cards from:

pixiecorpse - thanks for the hostess card
shellyrosebud
Marcie Lee - thanks for the hostess card
Jewels - thanks for the hostess card
Simmo - thanks for the hostess card
CeeJay - thanks for the hostess card
sarat - thanks for the hostess card

and Carolyn Minto, I need your user name - thanks for the hostess card.

pixiecorpse
03-26-2012, 03:43 PM
yippee! So glad they arrived ok!!!!

SunTrade
03-29-2012, 12:17 AM
Here are mine ... hope you like them!

pixiecorpse
03-29-2012, 11:34 AM
They are fantastic suntrade!!!! Love that little caterpillar!! So cute!

SunTrade
03-30-2012, 07:29 PM
Thank you!

rebecca410
04-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Here are 3 cards I made. They go in the post tomorrow.

ceejay
04-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Nice work, rebecca410 ... esp like the dinosaurs.

SunTrade
04-03-2012, 12:16 PM
I want the dinosaurs one ! LOVE IT!

Norabear
04-03-2012, 07:48 PM
I received cards from:

Poodle Pup - thanks for the hostess card
SunTrade - thanks for the hostess card and ATC blanks

sarat
04-03-2012, 11:52 PM
Here are 3 cards I made. They go in the post tomorrow.

How fun. Love the dinos.

miloccpep
04-07-2012, 07:28 AM
Completed two cards today after failing so many times!
Looking out my Window - Hand-drawn background with pencil, window-panes cut out to accommodate the Postage stamp, touched up with water-color crayons.
3 Fleur in a Vase - Hand-drawn flowers and background with water-color crayons, and Postage stamp of vase.

ceejay
04-07-2012, 08:39 AM
Way too exciting millocpep ... nice work !

pixiecorpse
04-07-2012, 09:14 AM
Wow! Look at all this eye candy!!!! :D

miloccpep
04-07-2012, 09:21 AM
Thank you ceejay! I still have 2 more cards to create...! Muse playing hide-n-seek!

SunTrade
04-07-2012, 09:44 PM
All cards here are really good! I found this to be a difficult challenge , but a very cool idea!

jaw
04-07-2012, 09:49 PM
I am still struggling to get two more done ...
Maybe a glass of wine will help!

ceejay
04-07-2012, 10:09 PM
I know ... I know ... just what you need ... a LEMON DROP .... lol

jaw
04-07-2012, 11:13 PM
THAT'S IT!!!! :jiggy:
*runs off to kitchen cabinet for lemon drop fixin's*

Norabear
04-08-2012, 06:26 AM
Hey, no drinking on the job!

:P

ceejay
04-08-2012, 08:36 AM
What a hoot ... our hostess is watching ! :wacko:

jaw
04-08-2012, 10:30 AM
but I'm "off the clock" .... can't I just have a ... a ..... um .... wee nip? :cute:

pixiecorpse
04-08-2012, 10:55 AM
If you were here jaw you'd have been off the clock from thurs to tuesday this weekend :wacko:

jaw
04-08-2012, 11:24 AM
Loving that idea!!!

miloccpep
04-09-2012, 11:57 PM
Card 3 - Young Fashion.
My attempt at drawing a figure, LOL!, but I am quite pleased with it. Yeah, yeah, I know, 'self-praise no praise'. Touched up w watercolor crayon. This is pencil drawn, all black and white. Even the jacket is watercolor white crayon. Jacket was slit to accommodate the bling bling.

Norabear
04-10-2012, 06:56 AM
Is the "bling bling" a stamp? It's hard to tell.

ceejay
04-10-2012, 08:00 AM
Looks like the 2 cent stamp to me.

miloccpep
04-10-2012, 10:10 AM
ceejay is right. It is a US 2 cent stamp - Navajo Jewelery.

ceejay
04-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Yay ... what's my prize ??? LOL

miloccpep
04-10-2012, 10:15 AM
What would you like? anything origami is fine with me. LOL! 2 cent postage stamp not common in US? How come Norabear not familiar with it? Norabear?

Norabear
04-10-2012, 12:04 PM
I'm familiar with it but the picture looked black and white, as if the actual stamp wasn't used. I just needed to check.

ceejay
04-10-2012, 12:10 PM
I was just kidding ... no prize please. I just love it when the hostess pays attention. I quite agree ... the photo looks b&w ... but I just recognized the design.

miloccpep
04-11-2012, 10:03 AM
Cruising Along: watercolor crayon, hand/drawn seashells, seaweeds, postage stamp of Fish

Going postal tomorrow.

CherylS
04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Mine are done. They'll be in the mail tomorrow.
All are pastel.

ceejay
04-11-2012, 06:26 PM
Nice set of cards, Cheryl ... that dog is soooo cute !

Norabear
04-14-2012, 05:23 PM
I received cards from:

CherylS - thanks for the hostess card
maggiebloom - thanks for the hostess card

Norabear
04-15-2012, 10:35 AM
Certainly, craftADDchick!

sarat
04-15-2012, 01:03 PM
Lovely Lovely

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=98441&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1334175880

Donnacr
04-18-2012, 08:14 AM
I hope that these cards are acceptable - the snail has a 'snail trail' of glitter.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0025.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0026.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0027.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0028.jpg

When they have your tick of approval they will be in the mail to you.

ceejay
04-18-2012, 09:00 AM
Great job, Donna !

pixiecorpse
04-18-2012, 10:41 AM
Wow!!! They are awesome Donna! I LOVE that snail!!!!

SunTrade
04-18-2012, 12:48 PM
Donna those are GREAT! I agree the snail is my favorite!

Donnacr
04-18-2012, 07:52 PM
I guess that the snail has approval :D(adding all those dots to his shell and body just about drove me crazy - can I claim RSI from making cards?:)). My cards will be in the mail today.

Norabear
04-19-2012, 11:25 AM
I received cards from:

miloccpep - thanks for the hostess card

butterflygirl24
04-23-2012, 12:04 PM
Attached are my cards - Are they okay?

Can you pm me your address.

Thanks.
Sarah

pixiecorpse
04-24-2012, 05:01 AM
They are great butterflygirl!!!! :D

complicious
04-24-2012, 09:50 AM
I just happened upon this thread. First, great concept for a swap, Nora! What clever and beautiful cards have been posted. This is inspiring me to try this technique, maybe for an art-athon some time.

pixiecorpse
04-24-2012, 10:09 AM
That's a cool idea complicious! I have soooo many more stamps :D

Norabear
04-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Use any postage stamp you like, new or used, US or International.

Jewels
04-27-2012, 01:00 AM
Wow. Great cards ArtyD. I especially like the kangaroo.

pixiecorpse
04-27-2012, 04:04 AM
awesome ArtyD!!!!

SunTrade
04-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Ohh And I love the bird one!

Norabear, hereby I declare myself the owner of all the cards for this swap!


Send them my way!


http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=2818760&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/2818760/hypnosis.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

Norabear
04-27-2012, 02:38 PM
I've received cards from:

donnacr - thank you for the hostess card
Minnkel - thank you for the hostess card
sassynebrasky - thank you for the hostess card

pixiecorpse
04-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Hehe if that worked you'd not be able to move in your house for atcs hehe

Norabear
05-01-2012, 05:48 PM
I received cards from:

Butterflygirl24 - thank you for the hostess card
jiliyan - thank you for the hostess card

artkeyologist
05-01-2012, 08:13 PM
Here's pics of my cards. You can tell I was very inspired by the tangerine stamp. The valley where I live is covered with tangerine orchards which are blooming right now and smell like heaven. So, the landscapes are of the mountains of the Ojai Valley with tangerine trees in the foregrounds. The pink one is at sunset when our mountains turn a bright pink with the setting sun.
They will be zooming out tomorrow! One question though...I cannot find clear envies in my entire county! May I send them in the mail w/ ATC envies this time and I will try to mail order some clear envies for next time? :wideeyed:

Norabear
05-01-2012, 08:56 PM
May I send them in the mail w/ ATC envies this time and I will try to mail order some clear envies for next time?

That would be fine.

pixiecorpse
05-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Love those oranges artkeyologist!!!!

jaw
05-03-2012, 01:47 AM
I am so sorry ... but I am NOT happy with the cards that I have made and just cannot submit them.
With just two weeks to go, I apologize, I simply must withdraw. I thought I could pull this out, and I just am unable to at this point ... art should be fun ... and my frustration surprises me.
:( sorry.

Norabear
05-03-2012, 09:49 AM
Sorry to see you go, jaw.

craftyvox
05-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Awesome artwork posted in this thread folks!! Was a treat to browse through it :)

Norabear
05-05-2012, 06:00 PM
I received cards from:

artkeyologist - thank you for the hostess card
Maineatc - thank you for the hostess card

minnkel
05-06-2012, 05:58 PM
I think, however, that I'm going to have to have to go with unused stamps because I don't know how to easily get the used stamps off of the envelopes!

Oh don't let that stop you if you have some awesome stamps on envelopes. It is so easy. Just cut/tear off that corner of the envelope, dunk it submerged in water, wait a bit and a lot of them just slip off and i have to find them on the bottom of the container. Others are a bit more challenging but still not a huge problem. It's at least worth a try with a couple.

Donnacr
05-07-2012, 06:07 AM
craftADDchick - I like to soak the stamps off the envelopes but if you can't wait (or don't trust yourself) just cut round the stamp close to the 'frilly' edge (I actually have a pair of fancy edge scissors which gives an edge like a fresh stamp).

pixiecorpse
05-07-2012, 08:29 AM
And for your other problem of too many cool stamps you can either
a) do them all then pick 4 face down to send in and put the rest in your gallery or
B) pick out a stamp at random and do them 1 at a time until you've done the 4
:D

Norabear
05-08-2012, 03:59 PM
I received cards from:

Kay Milam - thank you for the hostess card and extra postage

pixiecorpse
05-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Glad I could help craftAddchick!
I'm glad I got mine out a while ago or I'd be doing the same keep getting awesome stamps through the mail :D

MadLou23
05-15-2012, 05:23 PM
I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to withdraw from this one. My laptop died a couple of weeks ago and this is the first tiome I've been able to catch up. The cards won't get to you on time now, but the work I've seen on this thread has been awesome! I'm so sorry I won't be a part of it!

Aime
05-15-2012, 06:45 PM
Nora I need to withdraw from this. I just ran out of time, sorry!

Norabear
05-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Sorry to see you both go!

katrinabean86
05-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Sorry I've been away and didn't realize the date was so close :( I'll have to drop.

Norabear
05-17-2012, 07:21 AM
No problem, katrina.

Norabear
05-22-2012, 11:05 AM
I received cards from:

creativemeemee

SunTrade
05-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Hasn't the due date pass?

Norabear
05-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Yes, but I haven't traded out yet. I'll start swapping on Thursday or so.

Norabear
05-27-2012, 06:44 PM
The returns are all swapped and packed up and ready to be mailed out on Tuesday (tomorrow is a US holiday.)

I wanted to let you all know this is one of the best swaps I've ever hosted. The cards are fabulous and just about everyone sent in a hostess card. I showed the cards to my husband and even he was impressed (hard to do!) Each of you did a wonderful job.

Kudos!

:notworthy:

ceejay
05-27-2012, 07:52 PM
Thanks, Nora ... looking forward to returns ... what I saw in eye candy ... I know they're gonna be great. Glad to hear you have your own little collection ... hats off to a fantastic hostess !

MarcieLee
06-01-2012, 12:49 AM
received wonderful cards today from poodlepup, artkeyologist and shellyrosebud. you all did beautiful work, thank you!!! :) and thank you to our hostess, norabear!

CherylS
06-01-2012, 06:05 PM
I got mine too. Lovely cards from CeeJay, maggiebloom, and miloccpep. Thanks to all and our host Norabear.

Jewels
06-01-2012, 09:08 PM
Me too. Thanks to our Hostess. and to Donnacr, Suntrade and Evalila for the great cards.

artkeyologist
06-02-2012, 05:11 PM
I just received amazing cards from Minnkel,Pixiecorpse, and Sheelyrosebud. Thanks Nora for another amazing swap! :notworthy:

sarat
06-03-2012, 01:34 PM
Nora--great hostess. One of my favorite swaps ever. I keep making postage stamp cards.

Love my returns from Butterflygirl24, Simmo, and Kay Milam.

butterflygirl24
06-06-2012, 05:28 AM
Thanks so mcuh for a great swap. I received my cards over the weekend!

pixiecorpse
06-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Yippee mine are here! Thanks Nora for hosting!
Wonderful cards from artkeyologist,sassynebrasky and maineatc! Thank you soooo much!!!!!

Donnacr
06-06-2012, 09:30 AM
I am blown away by the cards I received today from: ceejay, jewels and suntrade - what skill!! :notworthy:

thanks for a wonderful swap norabear

off to leave points for all

miloccpep
06-07-2012, 09:06 AM
Cards from CherylS for Ronald Reagan, Pixiecorpse for Baby Jesus, and MarieLee for an American Holly.
Thank you for hosting this swap Norabear!

Norabear
06-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Could I get some swap angels to make a set of cards? I just found someone's cards in another swap's pile. I would do them myself since it's my mistake but I'm not a very good hand artist. :(

sarat
06-26-2012, 01:25 PM
I think I have a card or 2 I could send you. Do you still need them?

Norabear
06-26-2012, 05:06 PM
Yes, please, sarat. Do you still have my address?

sarat
06-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Please pm it to me again :)

Norabear
07-07-2012, 10:56 AM
Thank you sarat for sending in angel cards. They are greatly appreciated! I can't give you rep at the moment but know you are a rock star!