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03-06-2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks for looking; this swap is full & past withdrawal times.

ATCs; Ahoy Mateys; due date 5/7

Ahoy Matey's Swap

Due Date: 5/7/2012
Sign Up/Withdraw Date: 4/20/2012
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: 20
Medium: Any/All

In this swap you will be depicting anything & everything to do with pirates. Think pirates (of course!!), gold bullion, treasure maps, peg legs, parrots; this will be for three different ATCs. Please do not use embellishments that will make your ATCs extra thick or bumpy. Will try to swap effort for effort.

Late cards will be returned to the artist. Please be sure to notify me (by 4/20) if you need to withdraw so that we can open up spots on the Waiting List. Lack of communication will result in Neutral I-Trader. US and Canadian swappers please send a self addressed, self stamped envelope. (Postage will be whatever it cost you to send to me.) I will cover postage for International participants, however, please remember to send a self addressed envelope for me to return your swaps in. Label all envelopes with your AFA name & Swap Name. Please also label your ATCs with your swap name. Place each ATC in a plastic sleeve. An extra ATC on the subject would be greatly appreciated but is not mandatory. Please feel free to post your ATCs to the thread. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a PM or ask in the thread. PM when you are ready for my address.

Players When you receive your return ATCs for the swap; please remember to leave I-Trader for the host (me) and You Rock points for the people you received cards from. I will leave I-Trader points for you as soon as I receive (on time) your swaps. Once again, please PM me with any questions you may have. It is better to be safe than sorry & I am looking forward to this swap as it is my second hosted swap=)

1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1197793&postcount=2/Kheelan Received
2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198108&postcount=4/kentuckydakota Received
3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198160&postcount=6/Mouseit (International) Received
4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1212727&postcount=85/Sarat Received
5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198249&postcount=11/kris10atcs Received
6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1198339&postcount=13/Vicki z Received
7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1199310&postcount=15/wolfwynd (international) Received
8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1200802&postcount=17/mikesatc Received
9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1200856&postcount=20/jaceslave Received
10 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1200988&postcount=22/SingBlueSilver (international) Received
11 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201395&postcount=24/LilacDragn Received
12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201414&postcount=25/catladybj Received
13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201561&postcount=27/MamaMillino Withdraw as of 5/8
14 Blanche http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1201884&postcount=32 Received
15 djl1050 Withdraw
16 katiekellburton Withdraw
17 SMikell http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1205628&postcount=54 Received
18 Irva http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1206685&postcount=62 Received
19 Threshold90 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1207222&postcount=65 Received
20 Claudzie http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1207306&postcount=68 Received
21 Turtlemountain http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1220087&postcount=101 Received
22. Ferretgirl http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1197835&postcount=3 Done

Waiting List


03-06-2012, 06:18 PM
Think I'm first....Woot! A Pirates life for me...Sign me up!

03-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Hey Kheelan!! Thanks for signing up. I think this is going to be a fun swap. I look forward to seeing your ATCs!!

03-07-2012, 03:37 AM
Oh gosh Pirates! Impossible to pass up! Comin' aboard Cap'n

03-07-2012, 06:55 AM
Welcome aboard kentuckydakota!!

03-07-2012, 08:16 AM
AHHH Me hearties.....ya best lets me play or I'll takes ya hands off with me sword and feed dem ta a shark!

03-07-2012, 08:57 AM
Heyyyy Mouseit, Well, I certainly don't want my hands cut off or I can't sail the ship; so you can play. Glad to have you aboard....

03-07-2012, 09:11 AM
What a fantastic idea! Am going to lurk for a little while...

03-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Hi Pixiecorpse, Lurk away; we'll be here=)

03-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Ooooops! I forgot to add myself....

03-07-2012, 11:41 AM
Arrgh! Sign me up, matey!

03-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Arrgh right back at you, kris10satcs. Look forward to having you aboard!!

Vicki Z
03-07-2012, 01:35 PM
I'd walk the plank to be in this swap, but since I don't have to, please sign me up.
Arrr Be Dar....... *What does that mean anyway?*

03-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Hi Vicki Z, We are pleased to have you aboard. You know, in my mind I can think of what that means but can't explain it on paper/computer. I think it is a man thing.... Ha Ha Ha

03-09-2012, 06:13 AM
Pirate swap! OMG. I love pirates. Please can I join?


03-09-2012, 06:47 AM
wolfwynd, we'd love to have you swap with us. Welcome aboard...

03-11-2012, 08:08 PM
my first pirate

03-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Well, Shiver Me Timbers, thanks, Mike, for signing up. Your first pirate looks rad!!

03-11-2012, 08:14 PM
Id love to join your swap

03-11-2012, 10:05 PM
Can I join the crew

03-12-2012, 03:08 AM
Absolutely, Jaceslave. Thrilled to have you join=)

03-12-2012, 06:22 AM
Great, SingBlueSilver, glad to have you in the swap=)

03-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Pass the rum and sign me booty up!

03-12-2012, 11:05 PM
please add me.

03-13-2012, 07:38 AM
Yo ho ho & a bottle of Diet Pepsi!! Very pleased to have LilacDragn & catladybj joining the swap. Look forward to seeing both of you in the mail=)

03-13-2012, 10:23 AM
MamaMallino, You get to be lucky #13 in this swap!! Am excited to have you in the swap=)

03-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Captain Pete

03-13-2012, 03:31 PM
Collette, I think you found something I can't draw! I suck at collage work too. Thank goodness the deadline is so far away....

....I think it would help if all your lovely players would post pics to inspire me. Yeah, that's the ticket!

03-13-2012, 04:37 PM
my pirates for the swap

03-13-2012, 07:44 PM
Ahoy me hearty, sign me up! :jimlad:

03-13-2012, 11:15 PM
Mike, Your ATCs came out awesome & thanks for putting them in the thread so that everyone can take a peek!!

03-13-2012, 11:18 PM
LilacDragn, Remember this is a swap depicting a pirate's life. You could do a map, gold bullion (in other words a treasure chest), even a parrot, a ship, a tropical island, anything that would be in a pirate's life. A plank coming off of a ship, a shark, a bottle of rum; just let your imagination run free.... Don' feel obligated that you have to do a pirate. Look at Mike's; he even did a sexy girl pirate. I know you can do it=)

03-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Oh, Blanche!! I am so excited to have you in the swap!! Thanks for signing up=)

03-13-2012, 11:21 PM
Not surprisingly, Hubby's favorite is Mike's big boobied lass. He wants me to draw a dozen of those. *sigh*


Oh....btw...the kidlets think I'm nuts for getting into a pirate swap when I swore off pirates after getting stuck in The Pirates of the Carribean ride at Disney for 20 minutes last July. We got stuck in the village fire scene....it was 10 solid minutes of "yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me" before they killed the sound. The people behind us knew very little English, but they knew that phrase...and sang it over and over and over and over. I was about to just wade out of there when the ride started up again. I still have nightmares. *shiver*


03-14-2012, 04:53 AM
You'll have to tell hubs that most of us are female & we'd rather see a dashing, good-looking, Johnny Dep like pirate=)

Hmm I didn't even know they had a Pirates of the Carribean ride. Can you tell I've never been to Disneyland before?

03-14-2012, 08:34 AM
When you visit Florida we'll go. :) :)

03-14-2012, 01:20 PM
Arrgh! Me be joinin' yer crew?

03-15-2012, 06:56 AM
Ahoy Matey, djl1050!! We'll be having you swab the decks!! Welcome aboard....

03-15-2012, 07:00 AM
LilacDragn, I'd like that!! Ever since hubs & I started watching "Dexter" we've been intrigued by the thought of visiting FL.

03-15-2012, 11:34 AM
I know of Dexter but haven't seen it because I don't have that channel. Knowing the subject matter though, the thought of it inspiring a trip to Florida scares me. A bit. :) I know one thing, I've been trying to get the heck out since, um, 1980 something....

03-16-2012, 08:32 AM
LilacDragn, Yes, the subject matter is for mature audiences only but I really like the scenery that I've seen on the show. Isn't it funny that a lot of people don't like where they live & want to move away!! I have never been particularly fond of living here; I have fibromyalgia & the winter weather just keeps me frozen up tight. Hopefully when my hubby retires we can move somewhere where it pretty much stays the same temp all year 'round.

03-16-2012, 08:34 AM
SingBlueSilver, I don't blame you for wanting to keep your own Jack Sparrow card. Ha Ha Ha You could always make one for you & then a slightly similar one for me, I mean the swap!!! I so admire those that can draw....

03-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Wow!! Got the first set of Ahoy Mateys Swap today from Mike. They look great & thanks for the awesome mermaid. I just love the loud, bright colors!! Thanks, again, for playing!!

03-19-2012, 12:24 AM
I vote you make nothing but Jack Sparrow cards so I can have one! :) I tried to draw him, but he ends up looking more like Sloth from the Goonies.

Collette, Florida doesn't look like it does on TV. At least not most of it....there are some decent spots. The summers here in my area are brutal. I mean seriously, horribly brutal. The air is so thick and humid that it's like trying to breathe underwater. The "winters" are about two months of 50 degree one day/88 degree the next day weather. We barely had a winter this year, so this summer is going to be harsh. When the winters are warmer we tend to have a lot more hurricanes and hot, hot days. That and I am not a beach person at all. Give me a mountain any day.

03-19-2012, 02:56 AM
katiekellburton, Welcome to the swap!! Look forward to having you here with us=)

03-19-2012, 03:04 AM
If I could draw I'd make us all a Jack Sparrow but alas it was not meant to be. I don't think I've ever seen "Goonie" before. That Sloth could make for an interesting pirate, too?

Wow, Rhonda, I never really thought about what REALLY goes on in FL!!! I guess that is why it would be a good idea to talk to someone first before a person made any big decisions, heh? I want to live some place where it is not too hot & not too cold & Goldilocks & the Three Bears aren't cutting it.....

03-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Oh, SingBlueSilver, I think a pirate map is just fine. I want you to make what comes to you.

03-19-2012, 09:21 AM
Could they be cat pirates? Saw them last night on American Dad...too funny and strangly cute. Would this be acceptable?

03-19-2012, 09:25 AM
Hey, why not? A pirate is a pirate is a pirate..... Go for it=) I have some monkey pirates I was thinking about doing, too. I have a friend that lives in Valdosta. Small world, hey?

03-19-2012, 09:38 AM
Awesome, well then, sign me up!

It is a small world. On a vacation to Orlando, met some people who knew some people that we knew. It was a crazy experience. There were staying in the motel room next to us. They heard our GA accents, heard us mention Valdosta and inquired if we knew so and so.

03-19-2012, 10:15 AM
I love cat pirates! That's a great idea!

03-19-2012, 10:32 AM
LilacDragn, Any type of pirate is acceptable so if you wanna do cats; go right ahead & do that. Try to make them look like Jack Sparrow, though=) Ha Ha Ha I don't think I've ever seen a cat with dreads & a pointy beard before. AS FOR EVERYONE ELSE; please don't think that you only "have" to make pirates, themselves. It is anything to do with pirates. Maybe a ship or a plank with a shark bite out of it, a dinghy, treasure map, parrot on someone's shoulder, etc., etc., etc. Don't let you imagination (or like me, lack of) hold you back=)

Vicki Z
03-20-2012, 06:23 AM
For some reason you have listed me two times on the first page.

Since you can only accept a limited number of participants, you may wish to remove the second listing of me as a player.
You have listed me as both number 6 and also as number 18.

I do wish to participate, but I only need to be listed one time.

03-20-2012, 07:20 AM
Sorry, Vicki Z!! You are way more on the ball than I am. I just got back from doc appointments in Seattle & I am just a bit stressed. Thanks for bringing the double enrollment up, I appreciate it. So I'll go fix that right now......

03-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Vicki makes nice cards...maybe we should keep her twice and have her make 6 cards. :)

03-20-2012, 09:40 PM
count me in! Irva:cool:

03-21-2012, 05:41 AM
Irva!!! Lovely that you've decided to join us!! Am happy to have you aboard....

03-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Aye mates! I am a lurking. So many things to catch up on but I might not be able to resist.

03-21-2012, 08:15 PM
please sign me up :)

03-21-2012, 11:07 PM
Thanks for looking in on us, Sarat!!

03-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Welcome, Threshold90. Nice to have another fellow in on the swap=)

03-21-2012, 11:29 PM
Can I snag that last spot? I love me some pirates!

03-22-2012, 07:35 AM
Hi Claudzie, Sure, you are more than welcome to grab the last spot. Happy to have you here=)

03-22-2012, 10:59 PM
BTW, I call dibs on Mike's Captain Pete!! Woot!! =) I love that card!

Collete, you have some great artists signing up in this swap...this is going to be awesome!

03-23-2012, 09:31 PM
I got an order in today for some pirate themed stamps, new embossing powder, and other crafty things to play with - hmmm, er, arrrgh! Off to go through papers now... :jimlad:

03-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Have some ideas brewing.

Please add me to the waiting list.:wideeyed:

03-24-2012, 08:18 PM
LilacDragn, I'll try to keep in mind that you like Capt Jack. I agree, there are some great players in this swap. My last swap was like that, too. Can't get any better than that!!

03-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Blanche, I am so envious!! I just love getting new crafty stuff; I've been so sick with a stomach virus this past few days that shopping hasn't even been an option but glad somebody else can enjoy their new "loot"......

03-24-2012, 08:21 PM
Sarat, I am going to give you my spot on the board. You seem excited about the swap & I think that is just awesome. If we do have any drop-outs then I can take their place. Works for me=)

03-24-2012, 08:24 PM
Vicki Z, I got your wonderful ATCs yesterday in the mail. I just love them especially the octopus one!! Thanks for being so prompt!!

Vicki Z
03-24-2012, 10:37 PM
Glad my cards arrived safely, and that you like them.

When you count your 20 participants, you can still participate as the host.
You, as host, do not count as one of the participants.
You can double check the hosting rules if you like, but you can participate even with your 20 players.

03-25-2012, 06:55 AM
Vicki Z, I didn't know that; thanks for letting me know. I guess that means I can get back to slinging ideas around=)

03-28-2012, 03:48 PM
First card done. Had 6 doctors appointments this week so I'm a bit behind. All is well and I'll be drawing some more ASAP! :)

Ack!! I forgot her golden hoop earring. So glad I posted this....didn't notice just by looking. :)

03-28-2012, 08:11 PM
She looks nice, Rhonda. You & I must have been in the same "Boat" as I am just now getting over the most nastiest stomach bug. Had to go to ER for IVs as I am a Type 1 diabetic & got too dehydrated. They wanted to admit me but I begged & pleased not because I had cataract surgery coming up yesterday. The surgery went okay but I am still a bit blurry right now. Anywho, your girl pirate & her parrot look great=) Can't wait to get so see more ATCs coming in....

03-28-2012, 11:04 PM
Goodness gracious girl! Get some sleep!! :)

03-30-2012, 08:24 AM
How is everyone coming along with their Piratey swaps? I am still pretty blurry in my right eye that I had cataract surgery in but the ideas are still brewing,,,,

03-31-2012, 06:38 PM
ferretgirl, hope you are feeling better!

Once I got started, I couldn't stop! Blimey!

Treasure Map
Pirates @ Dock
AllHands On Deck
Pirate Curse
Pirates Beware (real Henry Morgan stamp from Jamaica!)

Had me a Hearty good time!

04-01-2012, 06:16 AM
Blanche!! Quite impressive; thanks so much for posting & giving some others a few ideas here & there. When I think of pirates the very first thing I always think of is that map or walking the plank=) Anywho, great job on the ATCs!!

04-01-2012, 04:20 PM
I have a few ideas swirling in my head, so I might just make some art cards today.

04-02-2012, 05:04 AM
I am working on a Giraffe swap from another group & I was thinking how easy it would be to put an eye patch on my little ole giraffe.....Obviously, I need more sleep....

04-02-2012, 05:05 AM
Sarat & all other participants; please do post a scan of your ATCs if you know how. If you don't know how just ask!!

04-03-2012, 03:16 PM
mine are done :) can i have your address please

04-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Threshold90, Wow!! Awesome job on the Sea Captains!! I look foreward to getting them in the mail=) I think I just did send you my addy info but I'll do it again, just in case.....

04-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Mine went out in the mail today :)

04-05-2012, 09:27 PM
Threshold, Thanks, I'll be on the look out for them....

04-09-2012, 12:20 AM
Okay, I am going to try to see if I can link everyone's names up on the front page so when you go to leave ITrader & You Rock points you can just click on the ID of the person you are giving those points to. It may take me a while but I'll try my best=) I think that will be easier on everyone.

04-10-2012, 06:08 AM
It was a good mail day today. Got Threshold90's ATCs. Even better in real life!! Got some cool ATCs from Jaceslave. Thank you both for taking the time to participate. Oh, thanks, too, Threshold90 for the goodies & Jaceslave for the extra. Muchly appreciated by both=) Oh, I am still working on getting the linking done, too.

04-12-2012, 10:33 PM
I need to drop out of this swap. I just can't seem to get into the Pirate theme. Sigh. Sorry.

04-13-2012, 06:58 AM
djl1050, Awww. I am sorry to see you go but understand. Maybe another time?

04-13-2012, 07:15 AM
For my international players; just remember that it will take a couple of weeks for your ATCs to reach me. Making sure that everyone is watching the time as the swap is due May 7th. Thanks guys=)

04-13-2012, 07:18 AM
Aw Rats. I posted a post for Blanche & I think the computer ate it. Blanche, I received your awesome ATCs in the mail yesterday. Thanks so much for your generosity in sending the extra ATCs & extra postage. Muchly appreciated. Thanks, again, for playing!!

04-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Yay! I am glad they made it safe & sound - now I have to be patient to wait for returns!

04-14-2012, 07:40 AM
Today brought in lovely, colorful swaps from Irva. Your ATCs are just fantastic; you made it awfully hard to pick just one!! Thanks for the extra, Irva & of course, for playing in this swap!!

04-15-2012, 06:44 AM
Yay!!! I did it!!! I figured out how to link everyone up for You Rock points. Now, when you need to go leave You Rock points you can go right to the participant's original post & leave your comments. Believe me, it took me a while but I am so excited about it!! So, please don't forget to go leave points when you have received your ATCs from me. It would be greatly appreciated=)

04-15-2012, 10:40 AM
Woo Hoo!! Yay Turtlemountain!! Glad to have you aboard=) Thanks for signing up. I'll be looking forward to seeing you in the mail.....

04-15-2012, 01:00 PM
I have finally finished my cards. Challenging and fun too.

I'll post soon and send them off to you. Thanks for hosting.

04-16-2012, 04:37 AM
Thanks, Sarat, I am pm'ing you my addy info......

04-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Here's what I've done.

Will send out soon.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_On_the_high_seas.jpg On the high Seas: Watercolor
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Looking_for_treasures.jpgLooking for Treasure: Mixed Media
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Pirates_Rule.jpgPirates Rule--Watercolor
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_The_booty_is_ours.jpgThe Booty is Ours--Mixed Media

04-16-2012, 03:03 PM
I put my cards in the mail today. Arrrr!

04-17-2012, 02:41 AM
Just letting you know the following cards are in the post and on their way, hope they don't get waylaid by rough seas and ship wrecks!

04-17-2012, 06:11 AM
Sarat, Well done!! No walkin' the plank for you=) I look forward to getting them.

04-17-2012, 06:12 AM
SMikell, I will be watching the mail impatiently.....

04-17-2012, 06:13 AM
Mouseit, Great job; I love the Beware Of Pirates Singing. Too funny=) I love a little humor in the mix.... Have a great time on your trip to get your daughter married!!

04-19-2012, 08:37 PM
I got some wonderful ATCs for this swap yesterday from SMikell. They truly made me laugh. Wonderful job!! Thanks for taking the time out to play in this swap=)

04-19-2012, 08:43 PM
Just a friendly reminder that this swap is due in a few more weeks. Once ATCs have been traded & sent out I have set up the player's names so that you can easily click on their name in the sign up list to give I-Trader points & You Rock points. If you have any questions on how to do that; please let me know. Can't wait to see everyone else's ATCs!!

04-21-2012, 04:52 AM
Jay, I just PM'd you with my addy info.

04-22-2012, 04:48 AM
Don't forget; due date is May 7th. I have linked up all the participant's names on the front page so it is easier for everyone to leave I-Trader & You Rock points. All you have to do is click on the link of the person you received from & it will take you right to one of their posts. Easy peasy. If you have any questions; please feel free to ask.

04-22-2012, 12:12 PM
Mailed mine on Friday so hopefully you shall have it soon.

Thanks for a fun swap.:jimlad:

04-23-2012, 12:44 AM
Sarat, I look forward to receiving them. Thanks for playing=)

04-24-2012, 12:54 AM
Sent mine out today, they should be there soonly. :D

04-24-2012, 06:30 AM
Thanks, Claudzie, I totally look forward to seeing them=) Thanks for signing up for this swap.

04-24-2012, 06:31 AM
Sarat, Your wonderful ATCs came in the mail yesterday. Great to have you in this swap=)

04-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Mouseit, Your ATCs are even better in real life=) Lovely job. Thanks so much for taking part in this swap. Have a lovely time at the wedding....

04-24-2012, 06:56 PM
My cards went postal today. I hope they reach you soon. :)

04-25-2012, 06:11 AM
wolfwynd, I'll keep an eye out for them.

04-27-2012, 06:09 AM
Don't forget that when you receive your swaps back to give I-Trader for the host (that's me) & You Rock points to the artists that you have received ATCs from. Everyone loves a little positive feedback now & then, right?

04-28-2012, 07:51 PM
Got some wonderful ATCs in the mail today from SingBlueSilver. Great job=)

05-01-2012, 08:30 AM
Yeah!! It was a great mail day yesterday. Received some amazing ATCs from kentuckydakota & wolfwynd. Thank you, kentuckydakota, for the extra. It was difficult to pick just one=)

05-02-2012, 07:45 AM
Don't forget; due date is 5/7. Not much longer now. Have gotten some really nice ATCs for this swap; you guys have been great!!

05-03-2012, 05:39 PM
I mailed mine out on Monday, so you should be getting them soon!

05-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Yesterday I received some wonderful ATCs from a wonderful artist!! kris10satcs, thank you for the extra ATC. Once again, it was hard to pick just one. Awesome job on the ATCs...

05-04-2012, 08:13 AM
Another wonderful artist sailed in yesterday from UT. Claudzie your ATCs are also awesome. So fun to see how everyone interprets one theme. Thanks, again, for playing!!

05-04-2012, 08:16 AM
Turtlemountain; they look great. Thanks for playing in the swap; especially kind of at the last minute. You did good=)

05-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Just wondering if mine have arrived. They should have been there by now. :( The USPS is trying to give me a heart attack, I swear!

05-06-2012, 06:00 AM
LilacDragn, Sorry to keep you waiting. Your beautiful ATCs made it here yesterday. I don't usually check my mail until late in the evening. I just love them=) Another person sending an extra & making it so hard to make a decision!! I finally picked the one with the palm tree on it as I it makes me think of the islands. All of them are great, though. You were one of the very few artists that made an octopus. That kind of surprised me. Thought there would be more octopuses, monkeys & parrots!!

05-06-2012, 06:01 AM
Well, the time is almost upon us. I've heard from everyone that their swaps have not arrived yet except for one person so hopefully I'll be able to get these babies out in the mail sometime mid this week. Such a fun swap....

05-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Whew and yay! The card you picked was the last one I made! I couldn't decide on a fourth after making the octopus attacking the pirate ship. That one was my favorite! :) Once I made the palm tree, I really liked that one too. I'm glad you picked it! :)

05-08-2012, 07:11 AM
Turtlemountain, Your ATCs came in the mail yesterday. Even better in real life=) Great job & thanks for participating.

05-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Okay, due date is past. Will wait two more days for late swaps & then will start getting them swapped out. There are some really great ATCs in this swap; I hope that everyone will enjoy what they receive. You are all probably tired of hearing this; please don't forget to leave You Rock points for your fellow artists & if you are happy with the way the swap went; please send me an I-Trader. Let me know if you have any questions....

05-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Wow!! Got some very nifty ATCs from Kheelan yesterday. Did you draw those? I can't believe how nasty the look on those pirates' faces are!! You nailed that emotion!! Very cool & thank you for the extra. Much appreciated.

05-09-2012, 07:11 AM
Fantastic ATCs also came in the mail from catladybj. Very nice & thank you for the extra. So hard to choose=)

05-09-2012, 07:13 AM
Okay, all the swaps are in & I will have them done up & in the mail sometime this week. Not going to say definitely but probably will be in the mail on Friday or maybe even Saturday. Our mail gets stolen so we have to drive from the boonies to town to mail our mail. Thank you to everyone that gave blood, sweat & tears to get these done; there is so very awesome art work going on here!! See you in the mail shortly=)

05-10-2012, 06:13 AM
Yay!! Got the swaps done & they will be in the mail today (5/10). Please don't forget to leave You Rock points for your fellow artists & if you are happy with how the swap went ITrader points for moi: Ferretgirl. You can go right to the name & pull them up. Thanks guys!!

05-10-2012, 07:40 AM
You guys are probably getting sick & tired of hearing from me --- but one more thing!! I signed us up for the Swap Gallery & just wanted to let you all know that there is a possibility that not everyone will get their ATC on the template. I don't know if they make a template big enough for 20 ATCs. Please do not feel offended or left out if your ATC that I picked out did not make it on the Gallery. It is nothing personal; just not enough space!! Okay? Carry on......

05-10-2012, 10:50 AM
I need to remember to somehow scan all my ATCs when I join one of your swaps!! LOL!!

05-11-2012, 05:18 AM
Rhonda, If someone puts a scan of their ATCs in the thread then I don't scan them to my own personal files. If someone doesn't put their scans in the thread I just go ahead & scan them to my computer & then send the scans to Deb, who has been nice enough to do the templates up for us. Either way, most ATCs will get seen by her. Did that even make sense? Anywho, I make sure that she gets a scan of at least one ATC per artist. So if you forget to scan your ATCs in the thread; I'll catch them here at my computer.

05-11-2012, 07:39 AM
I'd really like a scan of the octopus card. ;) I miss it.

05-11-2012, 10:59 AM
Rhonda, Send me your email & I'll send you an attachment with the octopus ATC on it. I'll try to get it back to you sometime today after you've sent me the email addy. Vicki z had a cool octopus ATC, also.

05-14-2012, 07:36 PM
OMG!!!! Best returns ever!!! Holy wow! Collette, you are awesome! Mikesatc, kheelan and mouseit.....incredible cards!! No one is walking the plank over here! Leaving itrader and points now.

05-15-2012, 07:42 AM
Yay!!! The swaps are slowly drifting in=) Please don't forget to leave You Rock points for your fellow artists & if you think I did a good enough job; ITrader points for me. As far as I am concerned; everybody rocked!!

05-15-2012, 09:23 AM
Ohhh one of my cards got a new home....LOL will be seeking out the postman to see where my returns are... heehee

05-15-2012, 09:31 AM
So, Mouseit, how was the wedding? I thought the gangster theme was so awesome. Who came up with that idea; the bride or the groom? The bride looked just gorg-e-ous=)

05-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Thank you Ferretgirl for hosting this awesome swap! Thank you so much Mikesatc, Claudzie, and kheelan for your awesome pirates! I love, love them! Claudzie I love the bonus story you wrote about yours; it made it even more awesome!

05-15-2012, 12:57 PM
Our swap gallery is up! ;) Collette....how did you not keep all the cards?? They were great!

05-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Love the art that showed up at my doorstep. Thanks ferretgirl for a terrific swap.

Goodies from LilacDragn, Kris10satcs and mikesatc. Great creations.

05-15-2012, 07:35 PM
Pirates in my mailbox! Arrr! Thanks a bunch to Threshold90, Blanche, and Irva for the gorgeous pirate cards, and an especially big thanks to our host! Off to leave the credit where it's due!

05-16-2012, 07:01 AM
Has anyone been having any problems leaving You Rock points? This is my first time linking the artists name to their first post so I want to make sure it went through smoothly. If you don't understand a thing I just said; that is okay, too....

05-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks to our wonderful host n to irva, kentuckydakota, n wolfwynd for their awesome cards!

05-17-2012, 07:03 PM
ferretgirl, Thanks for a great swap! And yes, the links on your first post make giving You Rocks so much easier (and quicker!)
I left You Rocks for sarat, Mouseit, and SingBlueSilver for awesome cards!!!! :jiggy: :jimlad: :jiggy:

05-23-2012, 05:24 AM
AHHHOOOYYYYYYYYYYY LOL I have three lovely cards that arrived in the post today!

I have a lovely map from Singblue silver, a wonderful treasure chest being guarded by a monkey by Turtlemountain (Wouldn't be a turtle collector would you?) and a gorgeous parrot from catladybj...heehee bet if you are the cat lady you have cats and you had to smuggle that parrot out!

And of course a wonderful thank you for all my lovely treasurers to Ferritgirl....keep watching your post, not long now...LOL