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sarat
03-10-2012, 10:49 PM
Sharpies, Pens and Pencil Swap--Due April 27, 2012

Get out your tools and draw whatever you can imagine---Landscapes, zentangles, abstracts, faces, animals...


Swap due date: April 27, 2012
Withdraw Date: April 10, 2012
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 25

This is a swap using Sharpies, Pens or Pencils. You can use one of these or combine them. Images can be realistic or imaginary. Lots of options: birds, airplanes, hot air balloons, sunsets and sunrises, flying objects, planets, and so many more ideas I haven't thought of. Make three different cards although the theme and medium can be the same.

Medium: Sharpies, pens and or pencil

Use your artistic skills and feel free to use your imagination and unique style. All cards must be original ie no prints or copies.
Most of all---Have Fun!!!

Requirements:
*All card should be standard 3.5" X 2.5" and at least one layer of card stock
*Cards should be flat
* Send cards in plastic sleeves
*Withdraw early if you can't do the swap, late cards may be returned if they can't be swapped out.

Mailing and Postage:
*PM me for my address when you are ready to send cards.
*Make sure your user name, location and swap name appear on the back of all ATCs.
*Include you username on your SASE.
*International participants: Please include an address label. I will pay for postage. .
*US Participants--include a stamped (45 cents), self-addressed envelope.

Returns: When you receive your returns, please leave itrader for me and rep points for the artists.

An extra card for the host is always appreciated but is not required.

Anyone want to play?

1. Jewels--USA--Received
2. Rebecca410-South Africa--Received
3. Lazyshadows--Greece--Received
4. Shoughton--USA--Received
5. ArtyD--USA--Received
6. Mikeatc--USA--Received
7. Lithamel--USA--Received
8. Therapeuticart--USA--Received
9. Nikkiarts--USA---Withdrew
10 Shawnicaitlin--USA--Received
11. Jiliyan--Canada--Received
12. MamaMallino--USA--Received
13, Lafaver55--USA--Received
14. Sophierock--USA
15. Sassynebrasky--USA-Received
16. Melanie S.--USA--Received
17. jo.on.the.jo--USA--Received
18. sg1septima--USA--Received
19. Maggiebloom--Canada--Received
20. Lilacdragn---USA--Received
21. The girl with starry eyes--USA--Received
22. Babynavyblue--USA--Received
23. Rogaloca--USA--Received
24. JBob--USA--Received
25. Artkitty--USA--Received
26. Suntrade--USA--Received

Waiting List

1.dkbrunk--USA--Received
2. HGoodbrad--USA
3. Son in aquarius--USA
4, Kwalin777

Jewels
03-11-2012, 03:02 AM
Sign me up please.

sarat
03-11-2012, 03:12 AM
Welcome Jewels! You are the first to sign up.

rebecca410
03-11-2012, 06:33 AM
Sign me up.

lazyshadows
03-11-2012, 08:11 AM
Sign me up as well.Great opportunity to use my new coloured pencils!;)

shoughton
03-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Please sign me up for this swap!
Thanks,shoughton (Sally)

sarat
03-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Wowee! Just got on my computer and saw all of the new players.

Welcome welcome--ArtyD, Shoughton, Lazyshadows, and Rebecca410.

We are going to have some fun.

Lazyshadows--colored pencils sound delightful.

We have newbies and international players...love it.

pixiecorpse
03-11-2012, 04:21 PM
I'm going to lurk and see what I can come up with before I commit

sarat
03-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Pixiecorpse--Would love to have to join in:)

Mikesatc
03-11-2012, 04:37 PM
can i join sara

Lilthamel
03-11-2012, 06:09 PM
count me in :)

sarat
03-11-2012, 06:22 PM
Welcome Mikeatc and Lithamel.

I may have to get out my Micron pens and get the creative juices flowing.:yes:

TherapeuticArt
03-11-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm so there!! Please add me to the list, I am psyched!!!
Marilyn

Nikkiarts
03-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Sign me up please

sarat
03-11-2012, 08:43 PM
Therapeuticart--You found it! So glad you joined.

Nikkiarts--Welcome to the swap. And to the atcsforall--I see you are pretty new. Ha! Your signature is funny:)

Terri F
03-11-2012, 09:19 PM
Oh boy please sign me up.

sarat
03-11-2012, 11:13 PM
More players! Welcome Shawnicaitlin and Jiliyan.

sarat
03-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Welcome MamaMallino--Not only to my swap but to atcsforalll. Hope you are enjoying yourself.:) Newbies are always encouraged and welcome.

sarat
03-12-2012, 11:47 AM
Rebecca410 has finished her set of cards. Wow! That was quick.

I encouraged her and all of you to post some of your cards as you complete them. It is always fun to see what players are doing.

If you don't know how to post, I can help.

rebecca410
03-12-2012, 11:57 AM
My cards go in the mail tomorrow.

lafaver55
03-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Sure sign me up!

sarat
03-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Rebecca410--Love your designs. So varied. Zens are one of my favs.:cool:

sarat
03-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Welcome Sophierock and lafaver55.

SO glad you decided to play along.

We'll be having lots of fun and creativity.

sarat
03-12-2012, 04:54 PM
Sassynebrasky--OMG! I'm honored to host your first swap. (Great name)

Love newbies and

Welcome to atcsforall.

If you need help posting your pics, let me know.

Wow--this swap is filling up fast.

MelanieS
03-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Please sign me up too!

Nikkiarts
03-12-2012, 06:37 PM
I have to withdrawl sorry

sarat
03-12-2012, 07:30 PM
Welcome MelanieS--glad you see you playing:rolleyes:

Sorry you had to withdraw Nikkiarts--we'll miss you.

jo.on.the.go
03-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Me, me, me...this is my medium

sg1septima
03-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Sign me up too.

sarat
03-12-2012, 08:55 PM
oh goody jo--so glad you can't resist. Can't wait to see what you create.

sg1septima--Welcome Welcome. Love new artists in my swaps.

maggiebloom
03-12-2012, 09:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up! Sure I'll play.

sarat
03-13-2012, 01:20 AM
Welcome Maggiebloom--Always glad to include someone who wants to have fun.

LilacDragn
03-13-2012, 02:14 AM
Great artists are signing up! Did I make the cut? If so, please sign me up! Thank you!! :)

sarat
03-13-2012, 10:10 AM
LilacDragn--Ha! You more than made the cut. Welcome and happy to have you join in the fun and creativity.:wideeyed:

Mikesatc
03-13-2012, 06:07 PM
my atcs for the swap

babynavyblue
03-13-2012, 11:36 PM
May I join?? This sounds like fun!

rogalaca
03-14-2012, 10:55 AM
I just moved; but I can find a pen. Is there still room???
thanks

sarat
03-14-2012, 01:11 PM
OMG! I was gone yesterday afternoon and didn't get to check the computer til this morning. New pics posted and new players. So excited.

Mikesatc--I really like the girl with the blue hair.

sarat
03-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Here's a big welcome to the new players :notworthy:

Girl with starry eyes--Gel pens are wonderful. Look forward to seeing your creations

Babynavyblue--oh yea--having fun is required in my swaps so welcome

Rogalaca--Ha! Glad you have time to play even though you just moved.

sarat
03-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Sassynebrasky--Thanks for posting. Love Ms. Cat with the martini:cool:

artkitty
03-14-2012, 06:21 PM
i'd like to join, if there's room.

sarat
03-14-2012, 08:09 PM
Two more players, JBob and artkitty--welcome newbies:To my swap and to atcsforall.

I am very excited to have such a range of players from old timers to new people and from many places in the USA and around the world.

Keep posting your cards, do your best and have fun:yes:

sarat
03-14-2012, 08:10 PM
Only1 more spot left since we had one person withdraw.

sarat
03-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Just thought I would check in and see how everyone is doing?

I have picked up my pens and pencils. Even though I will probably just host and not play I did make a black pen and pencil zen on a watercolor background:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Seascape2.jpg Seascape

SunTrade
03-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Put me on the waiting list! :mask:

sarat
03-18-2012, 12:24 AM
Suntrade--Since someone had to withdraw, you are the 25th player. No waiting list or anything for you!! So glad to have you playing with us.:cool:

sarat
03-18-2012, 12:25 AM
sending my cards off tomorrow! :) sarat, hope you like the extra goodies!

Yippee---More art cards on the way. Goodies? Did you say goodies?!? Love those too.:swoon:

lazyshadows
03-18-2012, 02:24 PM
My cards will go on the mail tomorrow;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_2012-03-18_19.37.03.jpg

sarat
03-18-2012, 08:41 PM
My cards will go on the mail tomorrow;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5596/small/1_2012-03-18_19.37.03.jpg

These are fantastic!! Can't wait to see them up close and personal:)

LilacDragn
03-19-2012, 12:09 AM
I couldn't stop...I have 9 cards!! I guess I'll finally have something to show as "for trade" in my gallery. Woot! :)

I have to pick out the ones I want to send in and out a back on them, but I'll be ready to mail tomorrow. PMing for address now. :)

torqueNUT
03-19-2012, 12:32 PM
If there's still room, please add me!

I have 3 sharpie cards all ready. :)

sarat
03-19-2012, 01:06 PM
Would love to have you join in.

You're first on the waiting list.

Don't give up just yet--sometimes life happens and someone has to withdraw.

Sara



If there's still room, please add me!

I have 3 sharpie cards all ready. :)

sarat
03-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Swap cards are arriving!! Love seeing your creations in person:cool:

Mikesatc--Thanks for the host card. Cool cards

Jiliyan--Interesting designs. Great zentangle card. Thanks for the extra card.

sarat
03-20-2012, 01:25 PM
I would love to join if you have the space

I have added you to the waiting list.

Everyone--We now have 2 people who want to play and are on the waiting list so---please make sure to stay on top of this swap and if you have to withdraw, give added players enough time to join in too.:yes:

LilacDragn
03-20-2012, 08:33 PM
I let Hubby choose the four I send in. He picked Among Us, Bluebird of Happiness, Daizy and Pink Kitty. My scanner is crap. just so you know. :) Mailing in the morning.

sarat
03-20-2012, 08:53 PM
I let Hubby chose the four I sent in. He picked Among Us, Bluebird of Happiness, Daizy and Pink Kitty. My scanner is crap. just so you know. :) Mailing in the morning.

Your Hubby has excellent taste:yes: They are fabulous cards. Great colors and designs.

rogalaca
03-21-2012, 09:55 AM
Okey Dokey here are my cards - hope you all like them
Cherry Pie - sharpie and colored pencil
Chick Chick Goose - micron and prismacolor pens
In the Tub - micron on ink stained paper
New World - micron on ink stained paper

sarat
03-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Rogalaca---Love your art cards. The splash of color in New World and In the Tub is wonderful. Thanks for posting them.

rogalaca
03-21-2012, 11:47 AM
thanks. The purple and blue one are ink stained much like you would do with watercolor..

SunTrade
03-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Cards here are fantastic! Here are mine. I wanted to join a fairy swap but was full, so decided to ake some fairies in color pencil. They are on Mi Tienes paper. Hope you like them!


http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9824/fairiesincolorpencil.jpg

sarat
03-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Suntrade---Lucky us that the fairy swap was full. I love these! Great movement. Thanks for posting. :jiggy:

sarat
03-22-2012, 09:07 PM
My wonderful postman brought me lots of eye candy today--3 swap envelopes are in my hot little hands.:wideeyed:

Shawnicaitlin--Gorgeous. I am drooling. Thanks for the goodies

The_girl_with_ starry_eyes ---Love the cards especially Puzzle Beach. Very Creative. Fun extras.

Rebecca410--A long ride from South Africa and they are safe and sound in my care. :). Always appreciate international players. Love the colors and especially the zens. It will be hard to pick one for my host card. Lots of thanks.

What awesome players we have. Hope everyone is having a good time.

babynavyblue
03-24-2012, 02:30 AM
I made series of cards cause I got so inspired but I hope they are ok

Hope you all like them!!

son_in_aquarius
03-24-2012, 07:42 AM
Can I be added to the waitlist for this one, please? Thanks!

SunTrade
03-24-2012, 01:10 PM
babynavyblue I absolutely LOVE your cards!

LilacDragn
03-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Oh my word, Carol! I love New World! Love love love!! BabyNavyBlue, I love your style!! And faeries!!! Love things with wings! Such great cards in this swap! The end of April is too far away!!!

sarat
03-24-2012, 10:59 PM
Can I be added to the wait list for this one, please? Thanks!

Oh yea--I have added you to the wait list.:wideeyed:

sarat
03-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Oh my--my mailbox was filled with artist delights.:cool:

LilacDragon--Love your art in person. Great colors and images. Thanks for the host card. It will be hard to pick one.

Rogala--Wowee. Great ones too. Such detail and imagination. Hmmm....I have my eye on one for the host card.

Suntrade--oh those fairies are wonderful. I always find it challenging to make faces. Yours are delightful. Thanks for the host card.

All very much appreciated.

What awesome art.

Thanks for the inspiration.:notworthy:

babynavyblue
03-25-2012, 02:40 AM
babynavyblue I absolutely LOVE your cards!
Thank you so much!!!


Oh my word, Carol! I love New World! Love love love!! BabyNavyBlue, I love your style!! And faeries!!! Love things with wings! Such great cards in this swap! The end of April is too far away!!!

Thank you :cute: The cards are great in this swap from what I have seen. There is so much talent!!

sarat
03-28-2012, 02:32 AM
Finally finished up with final touches and my last card. I will get these in the mail end of this week. :spinny:

Perfect for the swap. I love the different themes. Can't wait to see them in person.:yes:

SunTrade
03-28-2012, 01:39 PM
Good to know they are there! Nice cards Sassy, love the cat!

jo.on.the.go
03-29-2012, 01:17 PM
I figured that everybody seems to like lighthouses, so that is what I drew. Please let me know if this is not what you had in mind, and I can go back to the drawingboard. I did all of these using a fine tip micron pen and a graphite pencil for extra shading when the micron pen didn't seem to be enough.

Assatague Island Lighthouse, Viriginia
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
Cape May Lighthouse, New Jersey
Okracoke Island Lighthouse, North Carolina

babynavyblue
03-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Jo those lighthouses are great!!!!! Wonderful work!

sarat
03-29-2012, 10:37 PM
jo--you knocked my socks off with those lighthouses. :notworthy: One of my favorite themes and they are glorious.

sarat
03-30-2012, 07:51 PM
I love seeing my postman these days.:cute:

Babynavyblue--Love your cards. So intriguing. Thanks for the host card and extra stamp.

Lazyshadows--Amazing cards. I have my eye on one for the host card. And so many extras--Thanks.


Another awesome swap--I am enjoying hosting and getting to see the first cards in person.

sarat
04-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Happy April Fools Day. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

But it ain't no joke that this swaps ends soon---less than 4 weeks to go.

sarat
04-02-2012, 03:36 PM
ArtyD--I sure hope that was an April Fool's joke cause some of us may have to quit soon (and I don't mean because we aren't 21 yet:wacko:).

Sassy--hmmm so hard to decide. Of course you could sent them all teehee...

sarat
04-03-2012, 11:57 PM
MamaMallino's colorful and bold cards arrived today. They are each beautiful but if you put the four cards together they form a mural!! How amazing. Did you post them? I think it is worth seeing. Thanks for the host card.

Jewels
04-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Here's mine. If they're alright, I'll get them on their way.

sarat
04-05-2012, 11:43 AM
jewels--Love them. Can't wait to see them in person.

sarat
04-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Yahoo--TherapeuticArt--Your cards have arrived. Very cool. Love the colors and designs. Thanks for the hostie card.

SunTrade
04-05-2012, 12:35 PM
Jewels those are so cute!

sarat
04-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Sg1Septima--Your colorful and dramatic cards arrived yesterday. YumYum.

kwailin777
04-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Are you still excepting participants for your waiting list? If so, do we wait until we have the green light, or send in by due date? (Sharpie, pen, pencil swap)

lafaver55
04-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Hi. I am sending my cards in tomorrow.

sarat
04-12-2012, 09:41 PM
Kwailin777-I have added you to the waiting list but so far there are 3 others ahead of you :cry:

I am going to try to reach some of the people in the swap who I have not heard from to make sure they are still in.

I really appreciate your interest. I will let you know if your name comes up and you can decide if you want to be in this swap.

I have 2 ideas for the next swap so maybe you can join in then.

I always like to have a mixture of newbies and those of us who have been around awhile.





Are you still excepting participants for your waiting list? If so, do we wait until we have the green light, or send in by due date? (Sharpie, pen, pencil swap)

sarat
04-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Jewels--Your fantastic cards arrived. Love them in person and thanks for the host card.:cool:

sarat
04-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks for the update--pm me if you need my address.




Hi. I am sending my cards in tomorrow.

kwailin777
04-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Okay thanks, If I don't make it in this time, I'll keep an eye out for any future swaps that you host. :)

sarat
04-15-2012, 12:57 PM
ArtyD--I am so glad you posted your cards. They arrived on Friday and are so gorgeous. They just pop in person. Thanks for the host card. It will really be hard to choose just one:jiggy:

jo.on.the.go
04-17-2012, 03:06 PM
I just mailed my cards, though the images were posted more than a week ago. I used them as a model to make sets of framed drawings for my kids, so I kept them here longer than usual.

sarat
04-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Yummy--More eye candy arrived in the mail today.

Lafaver55--Great colors and designs. So bright and dazzling. Which one shall I keep for myself? Thanks

Maggie Bloom--Amazing faces. Love them. Thanks for the host card--too hard to choose.

So many variations in what each of you all have created. Awesome swap. Thanks again.

Thanks for the update jo.

MelanieS
04-20-2012, 02:45 AM
Here are mine, going in the mail tomorrow!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/medium/1_img463.jpg

SunTrade
04-20-2012, 11:56 AM
Those are cool Melanie!

sarat
04-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Melanie--Stunning! Can't wait to see them in person.

sarat
04-20-2012, 02:11 PM
I couldn't beleive my mailbox treasures!!

Three envelopes arrived:

1. jo--Your amazing lighthouses arrived. Do I have to pick just one for a host card? I am thinking of a new swap. I love your idea " I left my hear in San Francisco". That just might be the next one :)

2.ArtKitty--Love them!! My fav right now is the "Sharpie" card. Thanks for the host card.

3. Lilthamel--Fantastic! And soo many goodies plus a host card!?! Too awesome.

sarat
04-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Shoughton--Your awesome cards arrived yesterday. Love zens and these are quite special. oh my--which host card will it be:wideeyed: Thanks for the extras too.


Only 5 more days to go and then I get to spread out all the art work and enjoy this swap all over again.

sarat
04-24-2012, 03:34 PM
MelanieS--Wowee!! Your beautiful cards arrived yesterday. I love copic markers and will have to try them. Pen, ink and sharpie colors are so brilliant. Thanks for the host card.

sarat
04-26-2012, 07:15 PM
DKBrunk--Got your cards yesterday. So glad you were able to get into the swap. Thanks for the hostie card and the cool art.

sarat
04-26-2012, 07:19 PM
Sassy--Mailman delivered those cards mighty quick. Thanks for getting them here on time. Love them! Thanks for the host card and for playing in the swap.

JBob--Another special delivery. Fabulous art. Such variety. Thanks for the host card--it will be hard to pick.


So we are almost ready to swap out. I will do that over the weekend and have them out to you by Monday.

sarat
04-30-2012, 07:36 PM
Wowee--I had fun looking at everyone's art cards on Sunday. It took longer to swap them all out but now they are finished and in envelopes. Ready to mail out tomorrow morning.:wacko:

I have sent out itrader comments to all of you. Don't think I missed anyone but let me know if I did.

When you get your cards please leave itrader for me and you rock for players.


Thanks again to all of you for playing, commenting on the thread and making wonderful art.

Stayed tuned---another swap is coming soon :yes:

sarat
05-02-2012, 01:35 PM
All envelopes were mailed yesterday at the Post Office. So your goodies will be arriving soon (I hope).

Please leave itrader for me and You rock! for the artists you receive.:cool:

jo.on.the.go
05-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Thanks Sara, for hosting this swap. And thanks artists:
JBob - An Apple a Day
rogalaca - New World
ArtyD - Lilacs

Great swap. Great cards.

Terri F
05-04-2012, 03:06 PM
Yay,
cards arrived from sarat,artyd,shoughton

beautiful cards thanks so much
Thanks to Sarat for hosting :)

LilacDragn
05-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Received wonderful cards from Sassynebrasky, Lilthamel and babynavyblue today! Thank you so much for hosting such a fun and inspiring swap, sarat! I had a lot of extras! When my scanner starts working I'll have a full gallery for trade. :)

babynavyblue
05-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Waiting for mine still ^_^ but Im so excited!!

rogalaca
05-05-2012, 08:06 AM
received great cards from JBob, maggiebloom, and babynavyblue. thansk to our hostesss

sarat
05-05-2012, 10:33 AM
Art is arriving and I couldn't be happier that you all seem to be enjoying your returns. That part is always a bit of a nail biter. Trying to figure out what each person might like, how to be equitable and fair can be challenging.

Thanks for those of you who have already left itrader for me.

Reminder to leave itrader and you rock for players.

You have all been really awesome.

Stayed tuned for the next swap: Labels, Labels Labels--Make your own.

MelanieS
05-06-2012, 01:55 AM
Got my cards too! Thanks to Sarat for hosting such a fun swap!
And thanks for the awesome cards from: ArtyD, Shawnincaitlin, lazyshadows!

Jewels
05-06-2012, 11:14 AM
Got some wonderful cards from Lilacdragon, Suntrade and the Girl with Starry Eyes. Thanks everyone.

lazyshadows
05-08-2012, 09:10 AM
My lovely returns came it today,thank you so much guys for your beautiful art!And Sara for a great swap!

maggiebloom
05-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Renewed my faith in swaps!! Everyone created little masterpieces. Great cards form lafaver55,lazyshadows, and rogalca. Thanks, Sara, you did a fine job hosting and I am looking forward to playing in your next swap. Keep me posted!