View Full Version : His & Her Swap Due June 20th

04-01-2008, 12:19 AM
Swap Due Date - June 20th
Signup/withdraw date - June 13th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited


Swap returns were sent out on the due date (6/20/08).

Believe it or not, I’m hosting this swap in celebration of my upcoming divorce! I can’t think of a better way to mark this transition time, than to host a swap and invite all my ATC friends to join me!

Everyone is welcome to join this swap, whether single, married, or divorced. To participate, your objective will be to create 3 cards that are either distinctly masculine ("his" cards) or distinctly feminine ("her" cards). Your 3 cards can feature the same gender (for example, you can do all "his" cards or all "her" cards) – or you can do 2 of one gender and 1 of the other. But please make each card distinctly masculine or feminine. Any medium is welcome.

Due Date:
Cards are due in my hands by June 20th. This will be an on time swap. I will mail your return cards on the due date! NOTE: Late-arriving cards will be held for 1 week past the due date, swapped with other late cards, and then sent back out. (If there are not enough late arrivals, late folks may get some or all of their own cards back!)

USA participants, please enclose at least 59-cents postage on your return envelope. The new postal rates will be in affect by the time this swap is due, and so postage will be at least 59-cents if the envelope has any lumps in it, is slightly heavier, or requires hand cancelling. (Note: if you only affix 42-cents postage, I will be very limited in what cards I can send you in return, so please include enough postage).

International participants, I will pay return postage.

I will update THIS post (the first post in this thread) to inform you of the status of our swap. So check back HERE for updates. (You won’t have to read through pages and pages of posts or scroll to the end to get current information!)

Swap Rules:

1. Send your BEST cards – cards that demonstrate your best workmanship, and that you are proud to share with others.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and SWAP NAME in these 3 places:
* On the back of all your cards
* On the front of your mailing envelope
* On the front of your return envelope

3. Enclose a self-addressed envelope. Inside the USA, include 59-cents postage or more. Outside the USA, I’ll pay return postage.

4. If you’re mailing from outside the USA, please mark "AIRMAIL" and mail early to allow extra time for delivery to the USA (I recommend allowing 3 extra weeks for delivery from outside the USA).

5. An extra ATC for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated, but not required.

6. 3-D embellishments are fine, as long as the completed cards slide into standard 9-pocket pages, and as long as the embellishments are securely mounted so they don’t fall off during shipping. (Keep in mind that thick cards may require a padded mailing envelope and additional postage).

7. When you sign up for this swap, I will PM you my address and a reminder of the swap details.

8. I will give iTrader feedback the same day I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return, I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Reputation Points for the artists whose cards you receive. (If you need instructions on how to leave iTrader or Reputation Points, Click Here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1721))

9. With most of my swaps, I hand make a custom card for each swap participant, so I can trade one of your cards with one of mine. (I will give you a "Reputation Point" for the card I keep). If you would rather that I NOT trade one of yours for one of mine, please let me know that when you send your cards, and then I will make sure that your 3 cards go to others, and that your 3 returns come from others.

Swap Members:
1. Maxie23
2. Stormarela – ARRIVED!
3. Jonquil – ARRIVED!
4. J4mi3 – ARRIVED!
5. Katilady – ARRIVED!
6. Micromummy – ARRIVED!
7. Sue W – ARRIVED!
8. Jetleg – ARRIVED!
9. Springbreeze - withdrew
10. Ibus – ARRIVED!
11. Sniisk – ARRIVED!
12. Akkhima – ARRIVED!
13. IceQueen07 – ARRIVED!
14. Musicgal – ARRIVED!
15. KrzyKitty – ARRIVED!
16. Wulfcwen – ARRIVED!
17. PaperScraps – ARRIVED!
18. Sweetest-Sin – ARRIVED!
19. DragonFlyGal1987 - withdrew
20. Schaefme – ARRIVED!
21. Neca84 – ARRIVED!
22. Tinka – ARRIVED!
23. Kaisaj – ARRIVED!
24. Marla412 – ARRIVED!
25. Scrappyboy – ARRIVED!
26. Michelle32855
27. Trashley – ARRIVED!
28. Busymom – ARRIVED!

04-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Sorry to hear about the divorce, a difficult time I can imagine, but perhaps a good move for you?? Sign me up and hugs going out to one who needs them right now, Take care and keep smiling. Take it one day at a time.

Carole Cadek
04-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Janis, could you please fill out the Swap Info Header at the top of the first post? :)

04-01-2008, 12:53 AM
Maxie23 - thank you for the well wishes. This is actually a really GOOD move for me, and I'm the one who initiated it (for my own mental health and well being). It's still an adjustment, of course. But I know I did the right thing. (Long story!)

At any rate, welcome aboard! :D You're first on the list!

04-01-2008, 12:56 AM
Carol - done. ;)

04-01-2008, 01:05 AM
sign me up. I don't celebrate the end of a marriage, but I do celebrate the beginning of a better life. Congratulations. :) (I'm happily and greatfully divorced myself)

04-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Stormarela - welcome aboard! :D

04-01-2008, 06:57 AM
count me in for this one!

04-01-2008, 10:17 AM
I would like to join this one if I may!

04-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Welcome aboard - Jonquil, J4mi3, and Katilady!! I'll send each of you the confirmation.

04-01-2008, 06:44 PM
Hi Janis, I'd like to have a go at this one. I too am divorced and have been for about 14 years and happy. But recently I have begun to think I would like to share my life with someone again. Not sure if that's a good idea but life's very short and it's nice to share things. Anyway, I hope life improves for you and you enjoy some freedom to be yourself.
Kate X

04-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Micromummy - glad to have you join this swap! And I'm glad you've been happy divorced, and also that you're thinking of opening your life to someone special. I hope that just the right person will come along for you. You deserve it! :D

Sue W
04-01-2008, 08:53 PM
Could I play please? Glad to read you are being so positive ... remember great things happen when you least expect them. They did for me and I've been married to a wonderful man for the past five years. Though I believe I got the last one available in Australia!! :swoon:

04-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Sue W - welcome!! And I'm glad you've got a good hubby! I believe things are going to get WAY better for me, and that this divorce is going to bring about many positive changes in my life. :D

04-02-2008, 12:52 AM
I would like to play...I separated from my verbally abusive husband 1 yr after my amputation, it was the best thing for me. I wish you all the best as you start your new life.

04-02-2008, 02:51 AM
Jetleg - welcome aboard! And thank you for your well wishes in my new life. :D

04-02-2008, 01:36 PM
May I please join your swap?
Stay positive Janis...good things will happen and there is a colorful journey waiting for your adventure!

04-02-2008, 01:45 PM
Can I join too please.

04-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Springbreeze and Ibus - welcome aboard! :D

04-04-2008, 10:17 PM
Just found out my divorce will be finalized the last few days of June, or more likely the first few days of July. On the 4th of July, I'll really have something to celebrate: my independence! :D

04-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Just found out my divorce will be finalized the last few days of June, or more likely the first few days of July. On the 4th of July, I'll really have something to celebrate: my independence! :D

That's wonderful!

04-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Yes, I'm looking forward to having things finalized. :D

04-06-2008, 09:11 AM
I'm not sure if I understood correct but is this for all mediums? Because I can do only collage :err:. If it is, I'd love to join.

04-06-2008, 01:20 PM
I would like to join this swap, please!

04-06-2008, 02:58 PM
I'm not sure if I understood correct but is this for all mediums? Because I can do only collage :err:. If it is, I'd love to join.

Collage is my medium too!

04-06-2008, 04:00 PM
thanks for the swap, please sign me up.

04-06-2008, 05:06 PM
Welcome aboard to Sniisk, Akkhima and IceQueen!!

Collages are welcome, by the way. (In fact, for this swap, I think collage will be a favorite medium). :D

04-06-2008, 06:26 PM
Sounds fun, I am seperated so i know what u mean!!;)

04-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Please add me
Welcome (almost) to the club

04-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Musicgal - welcome aboard! :D

04-09-2008, 10:52 AM
Please sign me up for this it sounds like fun.

04-09-2008, 11:21 AM
Welcome Krzykitty and Wulfcwen! :D

04-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Newt - welcome!

04-10-2008, 02:43 PM
Cards sent off yesterday!

04-10-2008, 04:46 PM
Akkhima - way to go! I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

04-10-2008, 10:11 PM
Newt - awwww, I'm sorry you can't do it afterall. If you change your mind, holler. You're welcome back. ;)

04-12-2008, 09:30 PM
May I join? :)

04-12-2008, 11:25 PM
PaperScraps - welcome! :D

04-14-2008, 11:45 AM
I'll send the cards to you tomorrow. Hopefully they will be there in a month :goofy:.

04-14-2008, 07:43 PM
Sniisk - sounds good! I'll let you know the moment your envelope arrives. :D

04-15-2008, 11:21 PM
So far, I've received GREAT cards from Micromummy and Akkhima! (This is going to be a fun swap!)

04-16-2008, 01:42 AM
Hi everyone...I am going to try to collage how my leg lose showed me what a stong woman I am and what a weak...well, you know the rest. Good luck to everyone...I am excited to be part of this swap.

04-16-2008, 03:29 AM
Jetleg - I think that sounds like a wonderful idea! I am excited to see your cards. :D

04-16-2008, 01:14 PM
can i join please

04-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Sweetest-Sin, Welcome aboard!! :D

04-19-2008, 05:54 PM
I just got my divorce decree yesterday, so I'm sending all the well wishes and prayers that I can your way!
Please sign me up--I'd love to join in the celebration of your independence!!!

04-19-2008, 10:42 PM
dragonflygal - welcome aboard! And congratulations on getting your divorce decree, as well! I hope that this new phase of your life goes well for you. :D

04-20-2008, 04:44 PM
I am sooo happy with how these cards came out. I did all 'hers' with an extra for our lovely hostess! I will mail out tomorrow.

04-20-2008, 05:01 PM
Kati - those are great!!! I can't wait to see them up close and personal. :D I'll let you know the moment they arrive.

04-21-2008, 09:17 AM
We'll be filing in a week or so, so I'd like to "celebrate" with you if I may! :)

04-21-2008, 02:25 PM
Michelle32855 - welcome aboard!! And I'm glad you can "celebrate" your divorce with me. :D

04-22-2008, 01:05 PM
Janis-I think you have exactly the right attitude! i've survived 2 divorces and am at the best possible place in my life...the hardest part of breaking up is having the courage to say "this (whatever) is not acceptable in my life".

Sign me up-I'm in! and mine will be feminine~women are so much more interesting than men anyway!

04-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Schaefme - glad you can join us!! And thank you for your words of wisdom. I think you're EXACTLY right that the hardest part is saying "I've had enough -- I'm going to take charge and make a change". After 18 years of marriage, that was VERY hard to do. But I'm already glad I did! :D

04-23-2008, 11:11 AM
I am so excited! I got my cards done the other night. :yes:
All I have to do is scan them and upload them to the site. Then MAIL them!!!!!

04-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Musicgal - sounds great! I can't wait to see them! (I'll let you know the moment they arrive).

04-24-2008, 03:21 AM
My cards are ready to be posted and will be on their way to you Friday (Tomorrow)

04-24-2008, 07:18 AM
May I join please, I also have been through the divorce wringer and yes better times are ahead even though it can be a dark time, thoughts are with you.

04-24-2008, 11:58 AM
I forgot to show my cards to this swap here.


04-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Wulfcwen - I'll be on the lookout for your cards, and will let you know the moment they arrive.

Neca84 - welcome!! :D I'll send you a confirmation message.

Sniisk - those are pretty!! I'll le tyou know as soon as they get here. :D

04-25-2008, 03:07 AM
Hi Janis, I would love to join your swap please ...

04-25-2008, 11:00 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your divorce But I can tell you after I got mine (I'm remarried now), it was the best thing I could have done.

And this is way too interesting a swap to pass up, so count me in, please!

04-25-2008, 03:53 PM
Tinka -- welcome!! I'm so glad you can join us!!

Kaisaj -- I'm glad to hear that your divorce turned out to be a really good thing. I can already tell that this is going to be good for me, too. It's amazing the peace I already feel in my own home, now that my husband is gone. I didn't realize how much stress I was under on a daily basis, until now. Glad you can join us in this swap!!

04-27-2008, 01:41 AM
I will be making a one-of-a-kind collage card for each participant in this swap. Here are my first three:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11198&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11199&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11200&w=s

Stay tuned for the rest of them . . . ;)

04-27-2008, 09:18 AM
I would love to get in on this one. Can you squeeze me in???

04-27-2008, 06:49 PM
Here are three more cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11335&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11334&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11333&w=s

04-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Scrappyboy - welcome!!

04-28-2008, 04:27 PM
And a few more new cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11479&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11477&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11476&w=s

04-28-2008, 08:48 PM
Janis your cards are awesome! I look forward to getting one!

04-28-2008, 09:21 PM
Katilady - glad you're enjoying them! I'll be making more (one for each participant) and will continue to upload them as I can, so that you can see them.

04-29-2008, 02:06 PM
I've been busy again! Here are some more cards I made for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11658&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11657&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11655&w=s

04-30-2008, 07:10 PM
Here are some more cards for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11809&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11810&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11811&w=s

05-01-2008, 04:16 PM
LOL - are you getting tired of seeing my cards yet? :biglaugh:

Here are 3 more for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11975&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11974&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11973&w=s

05-02-2008, 01:10 AM
Janis, all your cards are so lovely!

05-03-2008, 08:47 PM
My cards are ready.

05-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Sign me up, please? Thanks!!

05-04-2008, 07:57 PM
Paperscraps - those are GREAT! Can't wait to see them in person! (I'll let you know the moment they arrive).

Marla412- welcome!! I'll PM you a confirmation. :D

05-05-2008, 08:07 PM
HI just letting you know I posted my cards today, coming from Australia

05-06-2008, 02:46 AM
Carol (Neca84) - thanks for the heads up! I'll mark them as "on their way" and will let you know the moment they arrive. :D

05-08-2008, 10:06 AM
Hi Janis, my cards are in the mail! here is a peek:


05-08-2008, 10:08 AM
and 2 more...5366

05-08-2008, 10:09 AM
and the final 3:


05-08-2008, 10:09 AM
I LOVE your cards Tinka!

05-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Tinka, they are gorgeous!! :D I'll let you know the moment they arrive.

05-10-2008, 06:50 AM
cant wait too see my returns

05-11-2008, 11:31 PM
Wow Tinka, they're great .... mine look very boring now :unsure:

05-12-2008, 06:08 PM
It's so fun to see your beautiful cards arrived!! So far, I've received cards from Katilady, Micromummy, Sniisk, Akkhima, Wulfcwen, PaperScraps, Neca84 Kaisaj, and Scrappyboy -- with more on the way from others.

Great job everyone! :D

Sue W
05-16-2008, 11:40 PM
My cards are finished and will be in the post on Monday ... I loved working on this swap I hope you like them!!!

05-17-2008, 10:33 PM
Sue - I can't wait to see them!! I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

05-18-2008, 03:25 AM
here are mine... I am not sure what I was thinking, other than I wanted some colour!

05-18-2008, 12:09 PM
Mine are packed up ready to go tomorrow. BTW just wondering, if we send in her cards do we get hers back, or are you going to mix them up?

05-18-2008, 12:15 PM
Mine are packed up ready to go tomorrow. BTW just wondering, if we send in her cards do we get hers back, or are you going to mix them up?

I was gonna ask the same question! I would love a mix even though I sent all 'hers', but I would be happy with whatever too!

05-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Stormarela & Ibus - I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

Great question about whether you get back the same gender you sent in -- I plan to mix them up, but will try to make sure everyone gets a mixture of his and her cards, if possible. (Of course, that will depend on how many of each I get in).

05-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Received cards today from Musicgal. :D

05-24-2008, 03:07 PM
Received beautiful cards today from Sue W and Stormarela! Thanks, ladies! :D

05-27-2008, 05:41 PM
Beautiful cards arrived today from Ibus! :D

05-27-2008, 10:48 PM
Janis...i am getting caught up on the thread. I will be focusing on these cards this week.
Your cards are all so amazing, everyones cards are so amazing. I can't wait for late June, right after the 20th....when I get my fabulous returns. Absolutely fabulous...what a great swap.

05-27-2008, 11:27 PM
Jeanette, yes we're getting some really nice cards for this swap! :D I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.

05-28-2008, 07:23 AM
Here is my 'Her' card - the background is one I made using different pearl ex colours - but the shimmer doesn't really show up

05-28-2008, 10:05 AM
I really like that Lisa!

05-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Jonquil - that's beautiful!! I can't wait to see it in person!

05-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Wow Jonquil, those are great!

06-01-2008, 05:03 PM
I'm late to the party, but can I still sign up?

06-01-2008, 05:51 PM
my cards are going postal today

06-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Trashley - welcome!! I'll add you to the list and send you the confirmation.

Jonquil - I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

06-02-2008, 09:45 PM
Hi Janis...I sent you a PM for your address. Here are my cards for the swap...I hope they work okay.

06-02-2008, 09:55 PM
Nice cards Jeanette!

06-03-2008, 02:06 PM
Jetleg - those are great!!! :D I'll let you know the moment they arrive.

06-05-2008, 01:56 PM
Krzykitty - sounds good! I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

06-10-2008, 07:51 PM
I sent my cards out today.

06-10-2008, 11:49 PM
Trashley - perfect! :D I'll be on the lookout and will let you know when they get here.

06-16-2008, 09:27 PM
Just letting you know that my atcs were mailed on June 13, but I forgot there was a weekend in between so hope they make June 20. I only looked at dates, then panic! as I realized they could be late. Tried, if not making it, Sorry! Crazy time of year, so much happening, beyond control..no excuse though.

06-16-2008, 10:11 PM
Maxie - I'll let you know the moment they arrive. :D

06-17-2008, 02:41 PM
j4mi3 - sounds good! Due date is Friday, so hopefully they'll get here by Friday. I'll let you know when they arrive. :D

06-17-2008, 04:44 PM
janis,my cards went out yesterday,should arrive by friday from california. thanks have a great time sorting all the great cards

06-19-2008, 11:20 PM
Lots of great cards posted! Janis my cards went out the 17th. Should be there by tomorrow from here from what I've seen in things I've sent you in the past. Hope so! Glad to hear things are moving forward for finalization!!

06-19-2008, 11:25 PM
Icequeen - they're here! :D

Marla - I'll let you know if they arrive Friday. :D

06-20-2008, 09:37 PM
Today was the due date for this swap, and I packaged your returns and dropped them off at the post office this afternoon -- so they're on their way!

Thank you so much for participating in this swap! :D

06-21-2008, 06:36 AM
Thanks, Janis, can't wait to see my new cards!

06-21-2008, 09:34 PM
I received my wonderful returns today. Thank you to Sue W, Ibus and our hostess Janiselain.

I would like to also give a very public and heartfelt thank you to Janis for being such a terrific hostess.

06-21-2008, 09:45 PM
Jetleg - glad your cards arrived safely! (The postal system was FAST!)

06-23-2008, 08:04 PM
I received FABULOUS returns today!! Thanks to Janiselain, Tinka and jonquil for the GREAT ATCs! And thanks to Janis, as always, for being the hostess with the mostess!!

06-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Thank you Janis, Marla412, and Tinka for their wonderful cards!

06-25-2008, 02:44 AM
My His and Hers cards arrived today! Thanks Janice for such a wonderful swap, and thanks also to Tinka, Janice, and Akkhima for great cards!

06-25-2008, 04:11 AM
I'm so glad the cards are arriving safely! :D (Wasn't this a fun swap!)

06-25-2008, 07:32 AM
Thank you my cards arrived today this was fun.

06-26-2008, 09:19 PM
My cards arrived today. Thanks for organising the swop Janis and congrats on the name change! You rock!

06-27-2008, 05:51 PM
My wonderful cards arrived in the post yesterday - thank you to Janiselain, Tinka & Paper Scraps for your works of art and thanks to Janis for hosting a great swap

06-30-2008, 12:49 AM
Thank you for the great cards I received today from Janiselain, sue w and krzy kitty.. all wonderful,,, have done I trader and rep points. Also Congrats on the name change and the new "you " that goes with it.. cheers :)

Sue W
06-30-2008, 03:02 AM
I received my cards in the mail this afternoon, a big thank you to Katilady, Janiselain and Ibus. They are all wonderful. Thank you for hosting such a fun swap!!! :)

06-30-2008, 08:14 AM
I received my cards from janiselain, stormarela and tinka. Thanks ladies! :)

06-30-2008, 11:56 AM
My cards arrived today! Thanks a bunch to: Stormarela, Marla412, PaperScraps, jonquil, Janis and Akkhima for their great cards and a big thank you to our lovely host Janiselain!

07-01-2008, 09:24 AM
Hi Just a question Janis,
as a newbie,
is it an expected practice to give Itrader and rep points when cards are received. I have done it when I have gotten mine but it seems I am not getting them from each swap I have been in. Maybe people only give them if they really really like the cards, I kinda thought that even if I didnt really like a card I received (which happened to me) I shlould still give rep points because of the time and effort that plainly went into the card.

Am I right?
thanks neca

07-01-2008, 10:54 PM
Great question, Neca. We're supposed to give iTrader to the swap host, and rep points to the people whose cards you received. But not everyone does that. They're supposed to (and I even put a reminder in with the return cards, so people will remember to do it). But you are correct: even if you're not wild about the cards you receive, it's nice to acknowledge that you received them by giving a rep point to the person who made the card.