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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!!!

*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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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:

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:

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


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


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

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. :)

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

I have 3 sharpie cards all ready. :)

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.


If there's still room, please add me!

I have 3 sharpie cards all ready. :)

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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!


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

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.

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!!

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

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

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!!!

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:

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:

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!!

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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.

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. :)

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:

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.

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.

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


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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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:

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
cards arrived from sarat,artyd,shoughton

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

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. :)

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

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

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.

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!

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

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!

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!