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Elena
03-31-2008, 06:55 PM
RETURNS POSTED MAY 21


Due date: May 15th
Sign up: May 10
Number of inchies: 9 for 9 (only one set)
Number of players: 50

I haven't been making a lot of inchies since we move here from the OS. This swap is to get back on the game!
Any theme, any medium. Send your best!!

US: Send a SASE. Remember the rate increase. If you don't have a forever stamp, don't worry. I'll take care of the extra cent.
International: Send a SAE.

1. JAD
2. teri
3. jonquil
4. adifferentstory
5. Robin
6. tweety
native killette- withdraw
7. lola123
wackystuff- withdraw
8. Ariaya- withdraw
9. dmnh
10. LavenderLizard
11. Patti M
12. mtforester
13. KESagers
14. babbetto
15. Wigbag
16. grammysammy437
17. SharonS
18. Codesmom
19. Veri
20. juliejewL- withdraw
21. cairnlae
22. smokesmom
23. Lia
24. busymom
25. Paperfairys

Meow2000
03-31-2008, 07:15 PM
what are inchies swaps?

Elena
03-31-2008, 07:20 PM
Meow2000, inchies are 1" X 1" pieces of art. I have some in my gallery on "Other Art", and you can also browse through the other inchies swaps going on. Try it!

JAD
03-31-2008, 07:28 PM
OK...Here I go again...Sign me up....That Robin really has me hooked :)
Jeannie

Elena
03-31-2008, 07:29 PM
Welcome JAD! Let's all get hooked again!

teri
03-31-2008, 07:52 PM
Sign me up! I need an inchie fix... :)

Elena
03-31-2008, 08:01 PM
Welcome teri!

jonquil
03-31-2008, 09:22 PM
Would love to play please

Elena
04-01-2008, 07:16 AM
Welcome jonquil!

adifferentstory
04-01-2008, 07:25 AM
I've got to sign up for this one.

Elena
04-01-2008, 07:26 AM
Welcome to the fun adiffeentstory!

Robin
04-01-2008, 07:55 AM
You can sign me up for this one!

Elena
04-01-2008, 08:03 AM
Welcome Robin!

JAD
04-01-2008, 08:30 AM
You can sign me up for this one!

Hey Robin, If you didn't sign up for this after getting me hooked...I would have come after you :rolleyes:
Jeannie

Tweety
04-01-2008, 09:56 AM
I would love to join in on this one too.

Elena
04-01-2008, 11:43 AM
Welcome Tweety!

native killette
04-01-2008, 06:29 PM
Sign me up for this one. =]

YAY FOR INCHIES AGAIN!

Elena
04-01-2008, 06:46 PM
Welcome native killette!

Robin
04-01-2008, 07:57 PM
Elena - I will be sending my inchies out to you in tommorows mail.

Elena
04-02-2008, 07:03 AM
Great! Thanks for letting me know.

lola123
04-02-2008, 07:38 AM
my favorite, may I

Elena
04-02-2008, 08:16 AM
welcome lola123!

wackystuff
04-02-2008, 11:14 AM
I'd like to play!

Elena
04-02-2008, 11:23 AM
Welcome wackystuff, glad you join us!

Elena
04-03-2008, 08:03 PM
Looking for inchies artists...

Ariaya
04-03-2008, 08:30 PM
oh! Can I sign up please?

Elena
04-04-2008, 07:26 AM
Welcome Ariaya!

dmnh
04-04-2008, 07:30 AM
I'd like to join Elena!

Elena
04-04-2008, 07:36 AM
Welcome to the swap dmnh!

LavenderLizard
04-04-2008, 11:52 AM
I'd like to try some polymer clay or friendly plastic inchies! May I join in on this?

Patti M
04-04-2008, 12:04 PM
I would like to give this a try- My first Inchie Swap-

Elena
04-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Welcome LavenderLizard and Patti M, glad to have you on the swap!

mtforester
04-05-2008, 01:19 AM
hey, I'd love to join if there's still room :)

Elena
04-05-2008, 07:24 AM
There is plenty of room mtforester, welcome!

Elena
04-05-2008, 01:09 PM
Robin, your inchies are here, thanks for the extra :D

KESagers
04-05-2008, 05:04 PM
I'm new to inchies. If newbies are allowed may I please join?

Elena
04-05-2008, 05:45 PM
Newbies are very welcome KESagers, welcome!

JAD
04-05-2008, 09:15 PM
I'm new to inchies. If newbies are allowed may I please join?
KESangers does nice work..I just did a 1:1 trade with her...Glad you are in this swap :)
jeannie

babbetto
04-05-2008, 10:56 PM
4 weeks to do 9 inchies? I think I might be able to pull that timetable off.
May I please join in on the inchie fun?

Wigbag
04-06-2008, 01:08 AM
Have never done inchies, but I'm really interested in trying. Can I join?

adifferentstory
04-06-2008, 02:44 AM
These are my inchies. I'll let you know when they get posted.

Elena
04-06-2008, 07:31 AM
Welcome babbetto and Wigbag!
I can make three inchies in the time it takes me to make 1 atc :)

Elena
04-06-2008, 07:34 AM
These are my inchies. I'll let you know when they get posted.

They are great! I'll let you know when they get here.

babbetto
04-06-2008, 09:51 AM
Hehe, I do know what you mean. I plan on trying to work on mine today.


Welcome babbetto and Wigbag!
I can make three inchies in the time it takes me to make 1 atc :)

Elena
04-06-2008, 04:51 PM
Welcome to th swap and to the site grammysammy437!

KESagers
04-06-2008, 05:02 PM
JAD thanks for the vote of confidence!

SharonS
04-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Can I sign up for this one please. I haven't done inchies before and fancy having a go!

Sharon x

KESagers
04-06-2008, 05:24 PM
I just realized I should have asked this sooner. Since this is a swap - is 9 of the same ok or do they need to be different? (I'm doing digital inchies.)

Elena
04-06-2008, 05:43 PM
Welcome SharonS!
KESagers, all the inchies can be the same, but if they are digital, I would prefer some variations :)

Codesmom
04-07-2008, 06:51 AM
I need more inchies,may I join ?

Elena
04-07-2008, 07:23 AM
Sure codesmom, welcome to the swap!

Elena
04-07-2008, 12:44 PM
thank you for letting me know, grammysammy437!

KESagers
04-07-2008, 01:11 PM
Got it! I'll hand embellish each one a little differently. This is so much fun!

Elena
04-07-2008, 02:21 PM
I can't wait to see them KESagers! Never had seen a digital inchies, what an idea!

LavenderLizard
04-07-2008, 03:31 PM
Since these are my first inchies, can anyone tell me how to package them properly for mailing? Sleeves are probably out, since they are so large!

Elena
04-07-2008, 04:45 PM
LavenderLizard, I put them all in one sleeves if they are of material that won't stick together. Then just tape the top.
When they are sticky, I put them 6 in a sleeve, and I separate them with a staple in between, to the sides and top of each one.
Other people tape them to a carton or paper. You have to make sure it is a kind of tape that will not stick. It has a name but I don't know it.

SharonS
04-08-2008, 04:29 PM
What do I do re: putting my details on the back of inchies? Or do I just do a label with the details and attach that to the sleeve?

Sharon x

Elena
04-08-2008, 04:45 PM
SharonS, on the back of each inchie, put at least your user name. I also put the city and date.

KESagers
04-08-2008, 07:50 PM
My inchies went out in the mail today. We live so close you should get them soon!:)

Elena
04-08-2008, 09:26 PM
Thank you for letting me know, KESagers.

Codesmom
04-09-2008, 06:40 AM
Putting my inchies in the mail today

Elena
04-09-2008, 07:09 AM
thank you for letting me know Codesmom.

Veri
04-09-2008, 07:54 AM
hi Elena,
I would like to trade. Can I send two sets or is only one set allowed? :yes:

Elena
04-09-2008, 08:01 AM
Welcome Veri! Only one set, please :)

Elena
04-09-2008, 01:22 PM
KESagers, your inchies are here, thanks for the extra :yes:

KESagers
04-09-2008, 01:51 PM
Glad to know they arrived safe and sound. Digital photography is a hobby my father and I share. We also share our files but Busy Bee is one of mine. The bees and butterflies were very active that day and I got some fun pictures. Can't wait to see the returns.:D

Veri
04-09-2008, 03:37 PM
hello again,
I sewed the inchies today and they are in the envelope for the long way to NJ :) Hope you like them. I will send out tomorrow.
If you want to have a preview - look here! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/11919764@N06/2400920889/)
Good night now :)
Veri

Elena
04-09-2008, 05:01 PM
veri, they are gorgeous! thanks, I'll let you know when they get here.

Elena
04-10-2008, 01:10 PM
grammysammy437 your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras and the blanks :)

juliejewl
04-10-2008, 02:53 PM
I would like to join in, please.

Elena
04-10-2008, 03:29 PM
Welcome to the swap juliejewL!

cairnlae
04-11-2008, 03:10 AM
Hey, I haven't done inchies yet...sounds cool...may I play?

Elena
04-11-2008, 07:24 AM
Welcome cairnlae!

Elena
04-11-2008, 12:51 PM
Wigbag, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras ;)

Elena
04-12-2008, 02:00 PM
Codesmon, your inchies are here!

LavenderLizard
04-12-2008, 02:50 PM
Random question, since this is my first inchie swap. I always include and extra ATC as a host/ess gifts with my swaps--how many inchies is it customary to add as a thank you? (I know it's not required--I do it anyway, since it isn't always easy to keep up with a swap!)

adifferentstory
04-12-2008, 02:53 PM
Can't remember if I said or not but my inches are on their way to you.

smokeysmom
04-12-2008, 03:16 PM
Got room left for me to join? I have never made inchies before, are they 1-inch square? Because I've seen them in larger sizes. Anyway, sign me up please:)

Elena
04-12-2008, 04:50 PM
LavenderLizard, it is up to you :), nothing is required. I personally have sent 1, sometimes two or three depending on what I come up with.

adifferentstory, I'll let you know when your inchies are here!

Elena
04-12-2008, 04:52 PM
Welcome smokesmon! You got it, 1" X 1" :)

JAD
04-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Elena, here are my inchies....Any nine are for you :)..Thanks for doing such a fun swap..I just love doing inchies...
Jeannie
38963897

Elena
04-14-2008, 07:17 AM
Thank you JAD! I'll let you know when they get here!

smokeysmom
04-14-2008, 08:24 AM
Elena - I didn't upload my inchies but did finish them and will mail them tomorrow. I LOVED making them. My first inchies. I hope to do more:) Maggie

Elena
04-14-2008, 08:41 AM
I'll be looking for them smokeymom!

Elena
04-14-2008, 12:28 PM
Veri, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras! :v_spin:

Lia
04-14-2008, 04:17 PM
Can I join in? I have a jar full of finished inchies which didn't quite fit the color-themed swaps.

(Okay, it's a small jar. But still.)

Elena
04-14-2008, 05:42 PM
Welcome Lia, send them in!

jonquil
04-15-2008, 02:29 AM
Here are my inchies - I got to try out my new rubber stamps that are specificaly designed for these little works of art

Elena
04-15-2008, 06:49 AM
Great inchies jonquil!

Elena
04-15-2008, 12:41 PM
dmnh your cards are here, thanks for the extras :)

Elena
04-17-2008, 12:16 PM
JAD, your inchies are here!

Elena
04-19-2008, 03:08 PM
smokeysmom, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras :)

JAD
04-21-2008, 01:47 AM
JAD, your inchies are here!

Thanks for letting me know :)

Elena
04-21-2008, 12:18 PM
jonquil, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras! :jiggy:

native killette
04-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Could you please withdraw me from this swap, I need to focus on my chunky book pages. Ahh, sorry.:no:

Elena
04-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Sorry to see you go native killette. You are welcome back if you find the time :)

babbetto
04-22-2008, 12:24 AM
My inchies are finally done and will go into the mail system tomorrow!

They are in my gallery...
Yeah, even after following directions I guess this is as close as I can come to inserting thumbnails, hehe. ;)

Elena
04-22-2008, 06:58 AM
Great inchies babbetto! I'll let you know when they get here!

Elena
04-22-2008, 12:26 PM
adifferenstory, your inchies arrived safely!

SharonS
04-23-2008, 07:35 AM
Elena, I sent my inchies to you yesterday so they should be with you soon.

Sharon x

Elena
04-23-2008, 07:41 AM
Thank you for letting me know SharonS.

Tweety
04-23-2008, 03:36 PM
Elena, my inchies went out in the mail today.

Elena
04-23-2008, 03:42 PM
Thank you for letting me know Tweety.

Elena
04-25-2008, 11:52 AM
SharonS, your inchies are here!

busymom
04-28-2008, 10:54 AM
This will be my first time doing inchies, i would really like to try, please sign me up!!;)

Elena
04-28-2008, 11:05 AM
Sure busymom, welcome!

busymom
04-28-2008, 09:19 PM
My inchies are on the way.This was my first time doing inchies, it was fun!!

Elena
04-29-2008, 06:45 AM
thank you for letting me know busymom.

Who else want to play, we still have room!

cairnlae
04-29-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm done with my inchies...my first set..YAY!!Can't stop now....LOL..posted them to my gallery if ya wanna take a peekyweek...will put them in mail tomorrow!! Which reminds me-elena..can you pm me your address?

Elena
04-30-2008, 06:39 AM
Thank you for letting me know carnlae. Great inchies, lots of texture!

Elena
05-01-2008, 11:48 AM
Tweety your inchies are here!

Elena
05-02-2008, 01:11 PM
Babbetto, your inchies are here!

Paperfairys
05-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Can i sign up please elena ... i know im leaving it a little late but if i do them over the wk end and post monday should reach you in plenty of time.

Oops it will be tuesday as its bank hols monday.

elaine x

babbetto
05-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Yay! Thanks for letting me know!

Elena
05-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Sure Paperfairys, welcome!

Elena
05-03-2008, 01:30 PM
lola123, busymom, and cairnlae, your inchies are here!

LavenderLizard
05-05-2008, 12:25 PM
My inchies went out this morning!

Elena
05-05-2008, 02:44 PM
Thank you for letting me know LavenderLizard!

Elena
05-07-2008, 07:11 PM
Note: I'll be out of town May 8th to May 10th. I'll have limited intenet access.

There is still time to join!

teri
05-08-2008, 08:33 PM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow. Hope you like!

Elena
05-09-2008, 07:32 AM
Thank you for letting me know, teri

Elena
05-11-2008, 04:07 PM
LavenderLizard, your inchies are here. Thanks for the extras and the paper! I really appreciate them :notworthy:

Elena
05-12-2008, 01:00 PM
teri, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras, and the paper, and the stamps :notworthy:

mtforester
05-12-2008, 10:06 PM
Howdy...mine are off and running to you :) I hope they get there in time.
~mtforester~

Elena
05-13-2008, 06:37 AM
thank you for letting me know mtforester.

Lia
05-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Hi, sorry I haven't been on the site in a while. My inchies went in the mail late last week so hopefully you'll get them soon.

Elena
05-13-2008, 12:54 PM
Your inchies arrived today, Lia, thanks for the extra, and the extra stamps :notworthy:

Elena
05-15-2008, 11:48 AM
mtforester, your inchies arrived today!

Today is due date. I plan to swap on the weekend and mail the returns on Monday.

Elena
05-17-2008, 01:26 PM
paper fairys your inchies are here! In a plastic bag courtesy of the ""We Care" postal service!

teri
05-17-2008, 01:48 PM
If they really cared they would have delivered that plastic bag to you on time! LOL

Elena
05-19-2008, 12:57 PM
I am waiting for Patti M inchies. She mailed them last Wednesday and she living next door to me they should had arrived by now....hopefully they are not lost. I won't hold the swap more than a week.

teri
05-19-2008, 04:32 PM
I'm okay with waiting for the post office to drop off Patti's. I'd hate for her to miss out on these great inchies I'm seeing! :)

Elena
05-19-2008, 05:12 PM
Thank you teri.

cairnlae
05-19-2008, 11:46 PM
i'm chill.always.:D

Elena
05-20-2008, 06:34 AM
thank you cairnlae.

Elena
05-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Patti M cards arrived today! Ready to swap.

Elena
05-21-2008, 08:06 AM
I posted the returns today. Thanks everyone for being such great players! :notworthy:

JAD
05-21-2008, 11:05 AM
Thanks for letting us know...This has been a fun swap :)

adifferentstory
05-24-2008, 02:59 PM
Wow. Am I the first to get them and i'm in the UK. A big thank you to our wonderful host and to the artists who have shared their wonderful inches with me. I'll leave rep points soon.

teri
05-24-2008, 03:27 PM
My inchies arrived today! Yeah! Thank you to: lavenderlizard, cairnlae, mtforester, paperfrairys, jonquil, adifferentstory, dmnh, kesagers, and PattiM. My postie must have been tossing them around because tiny dk green bow fell off of one. :( I don't know which one to put it back on so if you think it was yours, let me know. :)

Thank you ms elena! :D

JAD
05-24-2008, 08:24 PM
I received wonderful, cute little inchies from, Teri, SharonS, Veri, LaverderLizard, Robin, Patti, jonquil,, dmnh, mtforester,
A big thank you to our wonderful host!!!
Off to leave rep points for players and I-trader for host..:)
Jeannie

Robin
05-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Thanks Elena for always being a wonderfull hostess!

I received my inchies today from:
Teri, Lavenderlizard, JAD, Kesagers, Codesmom, Sharon S, Smokeysmom, Veri and Cairnlae.

Lia
05-25-2008, 07:40 PM
Just received my package of inchies!

Thanks to Patti M, Busymom, Jonquil, KESagers, Smokeysmom, JAD, Wigbag, dmnh and someone else (it says xelle.org on the back?) for your art! And thanks of course to Elena for being a wonderful hostess.

Just gave rep points to everyone I could find (except that nineth person - PM me if it's you!)

KESagers
05-25-2008, 08:31 PM
Thanks to a wonderful host for a fun swap. All of my inchies are such amazing pieces of miniture art! Thanks to Jad, Grammysammy437, Wigbag, SharonS, Teri, Cairnlae, Veri, Jonquil, and Tweety. I'm off to give rep points.

babbetto
05-26-2008, 11:02 AM
I received inchies from Veri, MtForester, PattiM, SharonS, dmnh, Jonquil, Jad, Teri and Lavender Lizard.
Thanks for such a fun swap. I'm also off to leave rep points.

cairnlae
05-26-2008, 12:50 PM
I got mine on Saturday...I JUST got back into town...lets see...I got inchies from:jad, codesmom, a differentstory, elena, jonquil, tweety, busymom, smokeysmom, and grammysammy. And thanks again for hosting this Elena, my first inchie swap!

Tweety
05-26-2008, 04:50 PM
I received my inchies from: Robin, adifferentstory, lavenderLizard, JAD, grammysammy437, jonquil, Wigbag, paperfairys and Veri. A special thanks to Elena for hosting this fun swap.

dmnh
05-28-2008, 01:01 PM
Thank you to Elena for hosting the swap!
I recieved inchies from:
veri, paperfairy, Robin, lavendar lizard, Patti M, lia, mtforester, codesmom and teri.
Thanks all for the beautiful little art!
donna

LavenderLizard
05-28-2008, 01:14 PM
I received my inchies, but left my list at home. I'll give rep points soon. Thanks for hosting, Elena!

Okay, I have my list of inchies now! Thanks to KESagers, JAD, adifferentstory, wigbag, paperfairys, dmnh, cairnlae, and mtforester. Off to leave rep...

Veri
05-30-2008, 12:34 AM
I received my little inchies. Many thanks for this wonderful swap!

jonquil
06-06-2008, 05:43 PM
my wonderful inchies have arrived - thanks to all and to our great host.