View Full Version : Photography Swap, Due May 25, 2008

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04-01-2008, 07:30 PM
Sign up by: April 26, 2008
Withdraw by: May 17, 2008
Cards due by: May 25, 2008
Cards: 3 (or more) for 3 (or more) – you will receive the same number of cards you send in
Participants: Unlimited

Submitted cards have been posted to Flikr (for those who gave me permission to do so!).

The saying is a photograph is worth a thousand words. Your ATC can speak volumes – with just a simple photograph. Your cards should be original photographs (yours please!). Please do not use images from the internet, magazines, etc. Your photography can be from prints (those received from your local photo center) or printed on a photo quality printer. Please use photo paper (and not regular copy paper) when printing your own photos.

I have several prints that did not make it into a scrapbook or photo album, they are all 4” x 6” in size. I will be using parts of these photos for this swap. You can do the same, or have smaller sizes of favorite photos printed at your local photo center. I have used several local super center stores to have photos developed, and know they will print ‘wallet’ size photos.

Your photograph should be the center of attention, so no bulky embellishments unless they are really flat. All cards must fit into a plastic sleeve – it is not required that cards be mailed to me in plastic sleeves but they do need to fit into one.

US Participants: Please include a SASE with a $0.59 stamp to cover the cost of mailing out all the cards at the end of the swap.

International Participants: Please include a self-addressed envelope. I will cover postage for international participants.

Please include your username and swap name
• On all cards submitted for the swap
• On the outside of the envelope sent to me
• On the outside of the self-addressed envelope included with your cards

Please make sure your cards are in my mailbox by the due date (May 25, 2008). Late cards will be swapped with other late cards and/or returned to the artist at my discretion. No exceptions! I will have all cards sorted and mailed out within 7 days of the end of the swap!

When you are ready to mail your cards, PM me for my address.

Please feel free to ask any questions. Have fun!

1. cars4cows - completed 4/6/08
2. Rooskie - received 8 cards on 4/21/08
3. kristinized - received 6 cards on 4/7/08
4. kat - received 4 cards on 4/7/08
5. binka - received 3 cards on 5/8/08
6. meow2000 - received 4/8/08
7. galzart - received 8 cards on 4/19/08
8. wudwooda - recived 3 cards on 5/8/08
9. bright-spark - recieved 3 cards on 5/2/08
10. cindyru - received 5 cards on 4/7/08
11. corrie04 - received 3 cards on 5/2/08
12. rturnland - withdrew on 5/6/08
13. kandm17
14. asena - received 6 cards on 4/5/08
15. maxie23 - received 7 cards on 5/17/08
16. rockstargirl - received 5 cards on 5/9/08
17. queenofthenight - received 10 cards on 5/13/08
18. springbreeze - received 3 cards on 4/24/08
19. citykitten - received 4 cards on 4/11/08
20. stoutberry - received 3 cards on 5/12/08
21. triskele - received 4 cards on 5/16/08
22. ginabee - withdrew 5/18/08
23. aswojo received 14 cards on 5/14/08
24. luvloz - received 5 cards on 5/9/08
25. justducky - received 9 cards on 5/12/08
26. mandys
27. kesagers - received 6 cards on 4/14/08
28. mrs ragbrutty - received 8 cards on 4/18/08
29. therosecottage - received 8 cards on 5/22/08
30. ariaya - received 6 cards on 5/9/08
31. detephoto - received 6 cards on 4/25/08
32. lyndashobby - received 3 cards on 4/28/08
33. kahed - received 6 cards on 4/21/08
34. kbutts - received 6 cards on 5/7/08
35. talbona - received 6 cards on 4/19/08
36. xraypinky - received 4 cards on 5/3/08
37. busymom - received 3 cards on 5/8/08
38. miss - received 8 cards on 4/25/08
39. mtforester
40. nomnom - received 8 cards on 5/14/08
41. green glam - received 10 cards on 5/9/08
42. conniemarie - withdrew 5/24/08
43. chatty - received 3 cards on 5/2/08
44. dragonflygal987
45. buffalos - received 3 cards on 4/25/08
46. schaefme - received 3 cards on 5/2/08
47. moony - received 3 cards on 5/2/08
48. kylloh - received 3 cards on 5/23/08
49. mtpaperplayer - received 4 cards on 5/10/08
50. soniclibra
51. stellacometa - received 9 cards on 4/28/08

04-01-2008, 08:21 PM
What size do you want the final photo to be? I'm new and not quite sure. Regular ATC size??? I'm thinking of joining this. Is there a theme other than it must be a photograph?

04-02-2008, 12:20 AM
The photos should be ATC size (2 1/2" x 3 1/2"). Use portions of regular 4" x 6" photos or have your photos developed at the smaller size. And no theme for the photographs - they can be whatever you would like.

04-02-2008, 02:51 AM
Sounds good! Please sign me up. Thanks. I'll let you know when I'm ready to mail them.

04-02-2008, 08:01 AM
I've been waiting for a swap like this! Please sign me up, thanks!

04-02-2008, 08:21 AM
Sounds like fun. Please sign me up.

04-02-2008, 09:19 AM
me me of course, please

04-02-2008, 09:57 AM
rooskie, kristinized, kat and binka - you've been added. Thanks for joinging. Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

04-02-2008, 10:16 AM
i love to play please

04-02-2008, 11:19 AM
Sign me up please.

04-02-2008, 11:34 AM
meow2000 (love the screen name!) and galzart - you've been added. Welcome - and have fun!

04-02-2008, 12:42 PM
This is so up my alley! Sign me up!

04-02-2008, 05:31 PM
I love my photography, so want to join too!

May sound daft, but do you want three (or more) cards with the same photograph (seems a bit lazy...) or with different photos?

04-02-2008, 06:41 PM
I would love to join. Thanks!

04-02-2008, 07:46 PM
wudwooda, bright-spark and cindyru - you've been added to the list. Cindyru - I'll pm you with my address. You are quick!

04-02-2008, 08:24 PM
I wasn't going to join any swaps for a bit, but since I already have the photos ready... Sign me up!!!

04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
corrie04 - you're in. Glad to have you.

04-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Bright-Spark - you can use three of the same if you want. Or you can use different photos. If you already have stacks of photos around, it might be easier than having three of the same photo printed up. You can make the decision - I am not requesting different photos for each card.

04-02-2008, 10:15 PM
Could you add me, please? Would love to play. :)

Do you have a specific max limit on how many we are allowed to send? Just curious. Also, at Walgreens (in my area anyways) the wallets print out 4 on one 4x6. Incase anyone didn't know.

04-02-2008, 10:27 PM
I love photography. Please let me play.

04-02-2008, 10:44 PM
rturnland and kandm17 - you're on the list. thanks for signing up!

04-02-2008, 10:48 PM
rturnland - you can send as many as you would like. I am not placing any limits on how many can be sent in. I have used Wal-Mart's online services for printing before, and they do wallet size prints. I believe they do 2 wallets (on one sheet). I believe Target's online photo service is the same way.

04-02-2008, 11:09 PM
Sign me up, please!

04-03-2008, 05:03 AM
Will play if included.

04-03-2008, 09:35 AM
asena and maxie23 - welcome, enjoy and have fun.

04-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Whee! I actually had some of my fave photos printed, but not backed. My six will go out today. I have your address from a trade, so I'm all set!


They were all taken in Maui, Hawai'i last summer. *sigh* I really miss Maui...

04-03-2008, 05:18 PM
Asena - I'll let you know when they get here. Looks great!

04-03-2008, 09:39 PM
I believe you get 4 wallets per page at Walgreens. That's who I use to order photos online because I can't get 1 hour or 1 day service when ordering online at Walmart.

04-03-2008, 09:52 PM
kristinized - thanks for the info. There's a Walgreens right next door to my work.

04-03-2008, 10:54 PM
Hiya, I'm new here, but this one sounds like a good way to get my feet wet. I'd like to join, please.


04-03-2008, 11:03 PM
This sounds like so much fun ... can I join please???

04-04-2008, 12:55 AM
I hope there not too many. I had a hard time picking out my photos :err: Now i Just need address please


04-04-2008, 12:55 AM
Asena great photos

04-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Thanks, Meow! :cute: Yours are wonderful, too - where'd you take them?

04-04-2008, 08:05 AM
All animals were taken from houston zoo with a zoom leans. flowers were taken in parks

04-04-2008, 09:55 AM
rockstargirl and queenofthenight - welcome, have fun!

04-04-2008, 11:16 AM
I have posted some examples of my work into my gallery. Cards that I will be submitting for this swap have been purposefully left out of my gallery as to not spoil the surprise for the traders who might receive them. I found I had so many photos on hand for ATCs that I did make some available for individual trades outside this swap. Please feel free to take a look, trade 1:1, use the photos as inspiration and take your photography to a new level.

04-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Would love to join this swap if there is room.

04-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Mine are on their way! Thanks, I enjoyed being able to use some of my photos.

04-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Can I please sign up? You're gallery has inspired me to use some of my own photography Cars4Cows!

04-04-2008, 04:43 PM
Sign me up Please, woohoo!

04-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Please sign me up!

04-04-2008, 07:24 PM
springbreeze, citycitten, stoutberry, triskele - you are all added. Thanks for joining! We're getting to be a good sized group. Looking forward to seeing what you can do.

04-04-2008, 07:26 PM
cindyru - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

04-04-2008, 09:12 PM
Sign me up, too, please!

04-04-2008, 11:00 PM
ginabee - you're in. glad to see you in this swap. we meet again.

04-04-2008, 11:36 PM
I would love to join, have wonderful pictures from vacation last year.



04-05-2008, 12:09 AM
Asena - your photos are lovely.

Meow2000 - I really like the little meerkat one.

Oh, please sign me up too. I just recently got back into my photography, so this will be a great chance to show off. :)

Just Ducky
04-05-2008, 12:59 AM
me and the duck would love to join the show and tell please .

04-05-2008, 02:55 AM
Please can I join in?

04-05-2008, 10:40 AM
aswojo, luvloz, justducky (and duck) and mandys - welcome! I've added you to the list. Thanks for joining.

04-05-2008, 10:44 AM
We've got a good group so far - lots of photographers out there. And the photographs I've seen so far have been fabulous! Looking forward to seeing everyone's work at the end of the swap. I know all the cards will be so great when we're done, we could hold a showing at a gallery!

04-05-2008, 02:38 PM
If it's not too late may I please join?

04-05-2008, 03:04 PM
My cards were mailed yesterday! :)

Mrs Ragbrutty
04-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Yes please, me too LOL.

I love photo's / digital art etc.
pm your addy and they'll be in the post. I'm in the UK.

Questions - can I digitally edit my photo's and if so to what extent?
I have tons of digital photos on my pc, most I do simple editing on - eg cropping, hsl, contrast etc. Some I just play with. I enjoy disintergrating images.

Meow - where do you live to get those photo's? the wild life around here consists of magpies and seagulls.

04-05-2008, 05:24 PM
kesagers and mrs ragbrutty - you are both added to the list. thanks for signing up. Have fun.

04-05-2008, 05:25 PM
mrs ragbrutty - you can edit photos if you'd like. I wouldn't mind minor editing as long as the end results still have the look of a photograph.

04-05-2008, 05:25 PM
kristinized - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

04-05-2008, 05:54 PM
asena - your cards arrived in todays mail. thanks for participating - you are so quick!

04-06-2008, 01:01 PM
I would like to join...THANKS.

04-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Here are my cards:


I'm curious as to how everyone labels their cards, do you only make one atc per photo or would you make a certain number of cards out of a particular photo and number them as a series? I tend to crop each 4x6 photo differently for the atcs I make, so each is one of a kind but I don't know whether I should be numbering them as series or not.

04-06-2008, 03:41 PM
kristinized - your cards look great. Labeling cards like this can be difficult - I will usually label mine 1 of whatever, 2 of whatever, etc. if I have a photo that was done specificially as a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" photo. For this swap, I cut up 4" x 6" photos - and each ATC would be slightly different with each cut. And since I could print up multiple large photos, and cut similar atcs, I don't label them as a series because they are all slightly different. I do make an effort in making each one a tad different in the event I'm cutting from the same photo as to make each one original. Does this make sense?

04-06-2008, 03:42 PM
therosecottage - welcome! I've added you to the list.

04-06-2008, 03:57 PM
Yes, cars4cows, that makes complete sense! I'll just keep on what I've been doing then and not worry about numbering etc. :)

04-06-2008, 05:58 PM
I did a trade for a Photo ATC....the artist marked it "Limited Edition" 1/4.
Sounds like a good way to do it.

04-06-2008, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the input galzart - always wondered how others did it myself.

04-06-2008, 06:45 PM
ohh .. can I play please?

04-07-2008, 10:49 AM
ariaya - thanks for joining.

04-08-2008, 09:19 AM
I'd like to join too :)

04-08-2008, 10:11 AM
stellacometa - welcome! Have fun.

04-08-2008, 10:13 AM
received cards from kat, cindyru, and kristinized in yestarday's mail. All the cards look great! Thanks for sending them out early - I get to enjoy seeing them until I swap everything out at the end.

04-08-2008, 11:53 PM
received cards from meow2000 today - they look great.

04-09-2008, 10:57 AM
I was asked about due dates - the dates posted are the due dates. I will not accept late cards - it is not fair to those who get their cards to me on time. Please keep in mind that you should allow time for the post office to get the cards to me by the due date. Any late cards that are received will be held and swapped out with other late cards received and/or returned to the participant at my discretion. If all cards have been received (from all the participants) before the due date, I will swap them out and get them out to everyone sooner. Otherwise, I will not do anything different than what is posted. Any questions?

04-09-2008, 02:47 PM
Can I please be added to this swap? Please, please... I won't ask any more questions!

04-09-2008, 03:56 PM
Sign me up, please! This gave me a wonderful opportunity to look through some of my CDs of past hikes and find some nifty pix!

04-09-2008, 04:11 PM
sign me up please! :)
amanda (detephoto)

04-09-2008, 06:47 PM
detephoto, lyndashobby and kahed - you're all in. Thanks for joining!

04-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Wow - this is getting to be quite a large group! You're going to have a wonderful pile of photo ATCs to sort and play with! ;)

04-10-2008, 10:37 AM
yes, it has become a good sized group. And with the cards I've seen so far, all the cards will be great - I wish I could say that I would keep them all but it would be a shame not to swap them out and pass them around so everyone else could see them too.

04-11-2008, 07:42 PM
received cards today from citykitten - they look great! Thanks for participating.

04-11-2008, 08:12 PM
I would like to participate if you are still accepting new players.

04-11-2008, 10:31 PM
kbutts - welcome! You're on the list.

04-12-2008, 03:34 PM
If you're still taking participants, I'd love to join.

04-12-2008, 04:23 PM
HI There. I am a newbie to the ATC scene, but I have been scrapbooking for close to 15 years. This will be my 1st Swap with Photos - and I am new to the site, but looking forward to this. I have done swaps on other sites, so I know how it runs. So please sign me up!

04-12-2008, 04:49 PM
talbona and xraypinky - you are both welcome to join. I'll add you to the list.

04-12-2008, 07:38 PM
I'll join!

04-12-2008, 08:51 PM
It took me a few hours but I went through my most recent photography I've been doing. All but two of these were taken in the last couple of weeks, the other two were from late February. I prefer doing nature photography, especially of birds and waterfowl. With luck I'll be increasing my current collection in the coming weeks.

04-12-2008, 11:17 PM
talbona - I look forward to seeing your cards. Thanks for participating.

04-13-2008, 01:45 PM
I would like to sign up for this swap 3 cards ....

04-13-2008, 02:51 PM
volomortuus - welcome. I'll add you to the list.

04-13-2008, 03:02 PM
Hi - before i sign up i'd like to ask - should the photos be matt or glossy? and do they have to be glued to cardstock or something like that? what is the maximum number of cards i can send? thanks :)

04-13-2008, 03:59 PM
I would like to join, please.

04-13-2008, 05:32 PM
nomnom - the cards can be a matte finish or a glossy finish. Your choice. You can send whatever number of cards you'd like. If you send more cards than we have participants, we might have a problem! LOL - but send whatever number you'd like. With the back, you don't have to attach cardstock - although it's a nice touch to keep the photo paper stiff. And you'll need somewhere to put your contact info.

04-13-2008, 05:34 PM
miss - I'll add you to the list. thanks for joining us.

04-13-2008, 07:15 PM
howdy...I'd really like to join this swap...:)

04-13-2008, 08:22 PM
mtforester - welcome. I'll add you to the list.

04-14-2008, 11:14 AM
OK then - now that all my questions were answered i have no choice but to join this swap - isn't it? :D:yes:

04-14-2008, 11:49 AM
nomnom - you're in. I'll add you to the list.

04-14-2008, 08:17 PM
please sign me up, sounds fun!

04-14-2008, 08:48 PM
busymom - thanks for signing up. You're on the list.

04-14-2008, 08:51 PM
KESagers - your cards arrived today. They are beautiful! Thanks for the extra card.

04-14-2008, 09:42 PM
Glad to know they got there safe and sound!

04-15-2008, 11:14 AM
I'm ready to send my photos. I have eight of them. Is that too many?? I need your addy. Thanks.

Green Glam
04-15-2008, 04:33 PM
I would love to join, have lots of great pics. Just to be clear, only pic on front with regular ATC info on back?

04-15-2008, 08:59 PM
green glam - welcome! I'll add you to the list.

04-15-2008, 09:00 PM
rooskie - eight cards are just fine. I can't wait to see them!

04-15-2008, 09:02 PM
Rooksie, your cards are awesome! I especially like the Astrological Clock one.

04-16-2008, 08:41 AM
My cards are in the mail today.
8 cards for Swap---1 for you (your choice) and a few extra stamps to use as needed.
Thank you for having this swap.

04-16-2008, 09:50 AM
galzart - I look foward to seeing your cards; I'll let you know when they get here.

04-16-2008, 10:18 AM
My cards are now in my gallery. I don't have a scanner and re-photographing doesn't really work that well....but they are there.

04-16-2008, 11:16 AM
galzart - your cards look great

04-17-2008, 12:04 PM
These are my first ATC's and I have a specific question for this swap, so I apologize for the basic question ... do I just send in the photo cropped to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" or should I mount the cropped photo on cardboard or chipboard or some other type of backing before sending it in? Thanks!

04-17-2008, 02:24 PM
Hi there, Queen!

Mine are printed on photo paper and mounted on cardstock. That way you can add all your information to the backing really easily - you're not stamping or writing on the back of your photo, potentially damaging it. It also makes the resultant ATC sturdier. Does that help?

04-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I also mount them on thin cardstock, so they are sturdy but not too thick. I think cardboard would make them really hard to insert in a 9-slots page (that's what I use to hold my collection) :)

04-17-2008, 09:25 PM
I also mounted my photos on cardstock. Most cardstock is not too thick and adds a sturdiness that is lacking in photo paper (whether printed at home or at a photo center). I tried to use mat board once, and it was really difficult to put into the 9 pocket page. I use cardstock as the base for all my ATC. And I found that once done on cardstock, my ATC are usually sturdy enough to be handled, mishandled and abused by the post office - I haven't heard of any of my cards coming out worse for wear upon arrival at their final destination.

My local craft store puts their cardstock on sale about every 2 to 3 weeks, and when I'm low I'll purchase a pack and cut it into the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" size. My craft store will usually put a pack of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock on sale for about $3 to $3.50 and I can usually get about 10 ATC blanks per page - so I end up with quite a few blanks all ready for my ATC. I have found that I purchase cardstock specifically for my ATC about every six months or so. I end up with lots of blanks for very little money.

04-18-2008, 01:52 AM
Thanks for all the great advice ... it seems cardstock it the backing of choice and least expensive too! Can't wait to get started!

04-18-2008, 03:30 PM
My photos are on their way. I only made 2 web-size to show here, but they are all shots I've taken while on hikes in New England over the years. The finals are all ATC size, but the parent and young beaver here looks off.

04-18-2008, 04:46 PM
I would so love to join this swap if I may! :D

04-18-2008, 05:22 PM
kahed - I'll let you know when your cards arrive. The ones you posted look great.

04-18-2008, 05:22 PM
ConnieMarie - I'll add you to the list. Welcome!

04-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Mrsragbrutty - your cards arrived! They look great. Thanks for participating - looks like you had fun with this one.

04-18-2008, 05:35 PM
I would like to join this, please add me.

04-18-2008, 05:40 PM
chatty - I'll add you to the list right now. Thanks for participating.

04-19-2008, 09:07 AM
Please sign me up...thanks!

04-19-2008, 10:10 AM
dragonflygal987 - welcome. I'll add you to the list.

04-19-2008, 10:12 AM
We have a good group so far - and there's a week left for sign-ups. All the cards I've seen so far have been great! I look forward to seeing what else everyone else does.

04-19-2008, 05:21 PM
received cards from Galzart and Talbona today - great photographs! Love them.

04-19-2008, 07:44 PM
Sign me up please, these should be fun!!!

04-19-2008, 09:27 PM
buffalos - you're in. Welcome!

04-20-2008, 03:57 PM
Mine went in the mail today.

04-20-2008, 08:43 PM
miss - I'll let you know when your cards arrive. Can't wait to see them!

04-21-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm sending my cards tomorrow. They'll look like this:

04-21-2008, 09:50 AM
stellacometa - great shots!

04-21-2008, 02:16 PM
They are ready to ship, address please :)

04-21-2008, 11:33 PM
buffalos - I've pm'd you with my address.

04-21-2008, 11:33 PM
rooskie & kahed - your cards arrived today!

04-22-2008, 12:05 PM
Great cards, Elisa! I'm loving this swap. Looking at different photos, hard to pick.

04-22-2008, 01:10 PM
Is it too late to sign up? I have a couple great photos I've been wanting to use

04-22-2008, 08:04 PM
schaefme - it's not too late to sign up. I'll add you to the list.

04-22-2008, 08:07 PM
I will be adding names of participants through Saturday - we have a great group going and I'm hoping to add even more names before the last day of sign-ups. We still have a few weeks before the cards are expected in my mailbox. I want my mailman to be grumbling about how many envelopes he has to put in my mailbox every day. My local post office already knows me by sight because I'm always there. Hopefully we can encourage my mailman to recognize my face too!

04-22-2008, 08:09 PM
ginabee - you should be on my end! I want to keep ALL the cards. Everything that has come in for this swap so far has been incredible. I can't imagine that everyone would want to come visit their cards at my house though! I know I'll have to send them out at the end of the swap - but I am enjoying having them while I can. I have a basket for all the cards that have come in so far on my coffee table. Even company gets to enjoy the cards that have come in so far.

04-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Can I play, I thought I had posted already. Oh well.

04-23-2008, 03:39 PM
I'm done, can you PM your address?

04-23-2008, 07:33 PM
I'd like to dive in here for my first swap. Please sign me up.:D

04-23-2008, 08:30 PM
moony & kylloh - I'll add you both to the list. Thanks for signing up!

04-24-2008, 06:28 PM
how creative can we get? I was thinking of cutting up a contact sheet. Thats an 8x10 print of your negatives. You use them when your printing your own film so you can see all you photos on one sheet. I love the look it makes for the cards but I'm not sure anyone else will. I don't want someone to be disappointed that they did not get a full photo. Does this make sense.

04-24-2008, 07:41 PM
Could I still join??

04-24-2008, 07:43 PM
mtpaperplayer - your in time to sign up. I'll add you to the list.

04-24-2008, 07:44 PM
received cards from Springbreeze today - great cards!

04-24-2008, 07:46 PM
stoutberry - as long as your own photographs are the primary focus of the cards, I don't think contact sheets would be a problem. I know when I print up contact sheets, mine are fairly large for being contact prints. I've used them in projects as well.

04-25-2008, 12:21 AM
My cards were mailed today. Thanks for hosting an interesting, fun swap.

04-25-2008, 12:24 AM
Hi - I am working on these - added some to my gallery- take a look...

04-25-2008, 12:41 AM
lyndashobby - I'll let you know when your cards arrive. Can't wait to see them.

04-25-2008, 12:41 AM
xraypinky - saw your gallery. You have some great photos!

04-25-2008, 12:46 AM
We have 49 participants for this swap! What a great group. I'm hoping we can have at least 50 to make a nice number for trading out! If we go over 50, that would be even better. I'm taking sign ups through Saturday night - hoping to have a few more wanting to sign up before then. I've seen some great photography coming in - and the basket holding submissions is starting to fill up. This has been great fun, and I'm so impressed with everyone's photography. What a talented group of photographers we have!

04-25-2008, 03:04 AM
I would love to participate in your swap! I am new to your forums and ready to start swapping :)

04-25-2008, 01:15 PM
soniclibra - you're in! Yeah! We have 50 participants so far!

04-25-2008, 01:50 PM
received cards from miss, buffalos, & detephoto today. All beautiful cards!

04-26-2008, 01:27 AM
cars4cows please pm me your address. Mine are ready to go.

04-26-2008, 05:47 AM
Yeah! We have 50 participants so far!

make that 51 -I'm in the swap but not in the list ;)

04-26-2008, 08:28 AM
received cards from Galzart and Talbona today - great photographs! Love them.

Just a follow up: Neither of us are marked off on the list as being "received"...just don't want to show up as a "no show" at the end.
Must be terribly confusing to keep all of this straight...Thanks for checking.
Can't wait to receive great cards.

04-26-2008, 12:19 PM
make that 51 -I'm in the swap but not in the list ;)

Yes, you are on the list! I added you to the list here, and you were already on my log at home. Sorry for the confusion! :wacko: I've been known to have moments!

04-26-2008, 12:21 PM
Just a follow up: Neither of us are marked off on the list as being "received"...just don't want to show up as a "no show" at the end.
Must be terribly confusing to keep all of this straight...Thanks for checking.
Can't wait to receive great cards.

Galzart and Talbona - yes, your cards were received on 4/19/08. I immediately updated you on my master list but not here. I have you both down as received, have your cards in my hands right now (okay - my lap because my hands are typing). You are good!

04-26-2008, 12:33 PM
We have a great group with 51 participants so far! Yeah! Today is the last day I'm accepting sign-ups, and I'll be having one of the moderators move the swap to active tomorrow morning. I will be setting aside time on tomorrow (Sunday) to update the official master list with any last sign-ups, and more info on what I've received so far. Please continue to post comments, questions, concerns, etc. here so that we can have everything cleared up before the due date for the cards. I can also be pm'd as well. I've been known to have 'moments' where my brain doesn't function - so please let me know if I have any more here. Thanks!

04-26-2008, 01:12 PM
Thank you for the update...I tend to stress unnecesarily.

04-26-2008, 01:56 PM
Thank you for the update...I tend to stress unnecesarily.

Take a deep breath! Breath in - breath out. You put a lot of work into your cards - it's natural to be concerned that they arrived safely. Yours are here, safe and sound.

04-27-2008, 10:29 AM
Okay - I've had the swap moved to the active swap part of the forum. We have a few weeks to get those cards in - looking foward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

04-28-2008, 05:52 PM
Here are the 4 photos that I'm sending in. (Includes hostess card - your choice). The last one looks a bit blurry b/c how it saved over, but the actual print is crisp.

04-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Wow-- the last one is especially breathtaking!

04-28-2008, 08:08 PM
I *love* the falling leaves -awesome!

04-28-2008, 08:32 PM
They're all lovely - but I LOVE the bird's nest! :D

04-28-2008, 09:43 PM
these are all great photos!

04-29-2008, 05:48 AM
My cards are done! And I know you pm ed your address, but I deleted it...:err: So can you pm me your address again?
I'll post them friday, because today there is a postal strike and tomorrow and thursday are hollidays...

4704 4705 4706 4707

04-29-2008, 08:35 PM
Binka - I pm'd you with my address. I'll let you know when your cards get here!

04-29-2008, 08:36 PM
I received cards from Stellacometa and Lyndashobby - all safe and sound. Great shots you two.

04-30-2008, 10:15 PM
I am mailing my cards in the morning! :)
Binka - your cards are absolutely fantastic - love the sheep I used to have them and show them at the fair

04-30-2008, 10:37 PM
xraypinky - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

04-30-2008, 11:19 PM
You should be receiving my cards any day now, I mailed them out Monday.

05-01-2008, 06:52 AM
Here are the cards I will be sending tomorrow. One is for the host.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11850&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=11850)

05-01-2008, 09:36 AM
chatty & luvloz - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

05-01-2008, 10:01 AM
Binka, I just love your red tulip close-up!

05-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Binka, I just love your red tulip close-up!

Binka - your cards are absolutely fantastic - love the sheep I used to have them and show them at the fair

Thank you both :) You can go to my flickr to see them big:)
My flickr site (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrizzie1979)

05-02-2008, 02:45 PM
Binka - your flickr photos r stunning - absolutely stunning - thanks for sharing :yes:

Green Glam
05-02-2008, 11:16 PM
MIne went postal today.

05-03-2008, 12:07 AM
green glam - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

05-03-2008, 12:08 AM
received lots of cards! I have cards for:
* Bright-spark
* Corrie04
* Chatty
* Schaefme
* Moony

Great cards, all of you!

05-03-2008, 12:37 AM
We have about 3 weeks left to have all cards in my mailbox. So far I've received almost half of the cards promised for the swap. My basket is filling up quick - it's great! Everyone's work is fabulous. And with all the cards coming in, I may need a bigger basket to hold everything. Looking foward to seeing what everyone else does.

05-03-2008, 01:49 PM
I sent six cards with these images. Here are the first three.

05-03-2008, 01:50 PM
Here are the other three.

05-03-2008, 04:50 PM
oooh kbutts, I love your butterfly pics!
nomnom; thank you for the compliment

05-04-2008, 01:19 PM
received cards from xraypinky yesterday - great cards!

05-04-2008, 05:27 PM
my cards went on their long way this morning - i sent 9 cards - one card for lovely host - will post some tomorrow - good night :sleep:

05-04-2008, 06:45 PM
nomnom - I'll let you know when your cards arrive. I can't wait to see them!

05-05-2008, 05:11 PM
as promised - my cards

05-05-2008, 05:17 PM
and here r 3 more - i sent 9 - but i can't find the last pic in my files now - so this will do for now - enjoy :)

05-05-2008, 10:57 PM
nomnom - you have some great shots!

05-06-2008, 01:29 PM
nomnom - love your photos - the first one of the wall & flowers behind the fence really caught my eye in particular. Really great work!

05-06-2008, 10:41 PM
nomnom, your picture of the tulip with the bug inside is awesome!

05-07-2008, 12:56 PM
my cards are going out today!

05-07-2008, 01:12 PM
stoutberry - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

05-07-2008, 06:27 PM
kbutts - your cards have arrived. The packaging was great! My husband thought it was Christmas morning with all the paper flying around! The photos look great.

Just Ducky
05-07-2008, 09:47 PM
Hi Carol... will be putting my 10 cards in the morning mail (thursday) was going to
show a few here but guess I did something wrong.. so they are in my gallery..
thanks so much for this neat swap.. nancy

05-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Just Ducky - I'll let you know when your cards have arrived. I'll take a look at your gallery now.

05-08-2008, 03:34 PM
mine are on there way. i really just want to hand them to you....i know the PO will take more time to deliver them than i would if i walked them over. LOL! so funny having you so close

05-08-2008, 08:30 PM
rockstargirl - your cards are going to be the last ones I pull from my mailbox. You live way too close for your cards to arrive quickly. I'll let you know when they get here.

05-08-2008, 09:30 PM
received cards from Binka and Wudwooda today - they look great!

05-09-2008, 08:14 PM
My mailbox is filling up fast! I have so many envelopes coming now - it's great to see my mailman being put to work. I received cards from:

* rockstargirl
* luvloz
* ariaya
* green glam

All the cards look fabulous! I wish I could keep them all.

05-09-2008, 08:19 PM
green glam is in the lead for the most cards submitted! Yeah! She sent in a total of 10 cards - all great photos! Thanks for your hard work!

05-09-2008, 08:28 PM
okay people - I goofed! I sent out a reminder last week for those of you who haven't sent in your cards. In the reminder I put the due date as Saturday 5/24/08 when the swap says Sunday 5/25/08. Since there is no mail on Sunday, I'm hoping to have cards in my mailbox by Saturday 5/24/08. If I get a few on Monday 5/26/08, I will let it slip. I'm hoping to have all the cards by Saturday 5/24/08 so I can swap everything out on Sunday 5/25/08 and have everything to the post office on Monday 5/26/08.

05-10-2008, 12:14 PM
Hello everyone! I have had the pleasure of looking at everyone's cards as they've arrived. I think everyone would appreciate looking at all the cards submitted for the swap, not just the cards they will receive at the end. I would love to be able to scan cards and put them on my Flickr account for viewing for about a month at the end of the swap. I don't want to scan anyone's cards without their permission. I would like all participants to PM me and let me know if I have their permission to include their cards in the viewing. If you are interested, please PM me by the swap deadline (May 25th). Thanks! Some people have already responded and let me know I can use their cards. If you've already responded, please don't respond again.


05-10-2008, 05:16 PM
received cards from mtpaperplayer today. great shots!

05-10-2008, 09:49 PM
I've heard from about half of the participants so far - and the response is overwhelmingly yes! Sounds like everyone likes the idea of having the cards posted to Flikr. There were a couple of questions that I thought I'd answer here:

* I will post all the cards on Flikr when I have swapped everything out - that way there will be enough time for me to get everything onto the Flikr website.
* I will not be leaving the cards on Flikr forever - I will leave them up until I know that everyone has received the returned/swapped cards.
* There are a number of cards that are similar/duplicates - and I am posting ALL cards received (approved by the artists of course!). That way everyone can see ALL of the cards received for the swap.

Let me know if there are other questions!


05-12-2008, 03:18 AM
so glad my cards got to you sooner than we both expected:jiggy:

05-12-2008, 09:10 PM
I received cards from Stoutberry and Just Ducky today - great cards you too!

05-13-2008, 12:24 AM
mailed my cards out today ... I think I could have frisbee'd them to you, you live so close!!:jiggy:

05-13-2008, 09:18 AM
queenofthenight - I'll stand outside my front door and wait for the frisbee to arrive! I'll let you know when it gets here.

05-13-2008, 03:54 PM
since mine got there quickly, you know you're gonna have to wait forever for mom's (queenofthenight). lol!:goofy:

05-14-2008, 06:36 PM
Queenofthenight - your cards arrived yesteray! That took waaaay toooo looong! A whole day! You hold the record for the shortest mailing time!

05-14-2008, 06:38 PM
If anyone is keeping track, we're down to the last week and a half before the swap is over, and the majority of you have your cards in already! This has been a great group and some of the best work I've seen, if not the best!

05-15-2008, 12:35 PM
Whew!! Glad to hear they arrived!! I was beginning to worry!!!:biglaugh:

05-15-2008, 07:20 PM
queenofthenight - I know! You mailed them so long ago! It took way to long to get from Brea to Fullerton. What is our postal system coming too?

05-15-2008, 07:21 PM
received cards from aswojo and nomnom today. Great cards!

05-16-2008, 08:40 PM
received cards from triskele today - great shots!

05-18-2008, 09:51 AM
received cards from Maxie23 yesterday - some great black & white shots!

05-18-2008, 11:03 PM
Mine are being mailed tomorrow.

05-19-2008, 09:11 PM
kandm17 - I'll let you know when your cards arrive.

05-20-2008, 03:04 AM
My cards are in the mail 5-20....They should make it, as I live only 1 state over...(so sorry about sending them the last minute...my daughter is graduating in 2 days and I got just a little behind).

8 cards to swap and 1 for you

05-20-2008, 10:29 PM
therosecottage - I'm sure they'll get here soon. My mailman seems to be pretty speedy these days. He probably doesn't want the mail coming to my house to pile up - he'd be in trouble if he did!

05-22-2008, 08:07 PM
received cards today from therosecottage - love your cards!

05-23-2008, 07:40 PM
received 3 cards from kylloh today.

05-24-2008, 12:22 PM
Several announcements for the Photography Swap:

• Today is the day I should have all the cards in my mailbox. Tomorrow I will start trading out cards in preparation for mailing. If your cards are not in my box today when the mailman comes, I will hang on to them to either trade with any other late cards or return them to you. If you cards have arrived by today, you’re in luck because I think I can have them traded out and in the mail back to you by Monday.
• I’ve been busy scanning cards in preparation for showing submitted cards in my Flikr account. As of this morning, cards that have been submitted for the swap and that I have permission to post are now on my Flikr account. They will remain up on the Flikr site until June 29th to allow everyone time to go to the site and view them.
• All cards posted on the Flikr site are ‘public’ and can be edited to a certain extent by you (the participants). Please feel free to make any edits/changes/etc. – there were so many cards to scan and post to the site I didn’t have time to do a lot of commenting, adding titles, etc.
• Please post comments about cards on the Flikr site so everyone viewing the cards can see them, but please do post comments in the swap thread at AFA site as well. It’s a little more work, but I think everyone will appreciate it!
Thanks to everyone who participated. The cards are all fabulous – there are some very talented photographers on this site.

05-24-2008, 02:31 PM
Great cards everyone! :)

05-24-2008, 02:58 PM
I received a PM about the Memorial Day holiday on Monday (US holiday). For those of us in the US, we have a three day weekend with no mail service on Monday. I will be at the post office on Monday - my post office has an automated machine that will allow me to double check postage before I mail envelopes. The US postal system won't do anything with the envelopes until Tuesday when they reopen.

05-24-2008, 04:03 PM
The cards all look great...looking forward to seeing which ones I receive.
Thanks for hosting this swap.

05-24-2008, 05:51 PM
Thank you to everyone that got their cards to me by today. I was able to swap out cards this morning and get the envelopes off to the post office by the 3PM deadline. The cards have now gone postal! Please post in the thread when you receive your cards - that way I'll know that they've arrived safely. If there are any problems when you receive your cards, please PM me and let me know. Thanks! And all cards received thus far are posted in my Flikr account. If you mailed cards and the thread does not show that they've arrived, they will be swapped with other late cards and/or returned to you. PM me if you think your cards should have already arrived and I'm not showing that they have.

05-24-2008, 10:08 PM
The cards have been posted to Flikr - and the response so far has been generally positive. There were 50 participants - and over 250 cards submitted for the swap. I have never seen a host post all the cards for a swap before. I chose to do so that all participants could have a chance to see what was submitted because I felt the work was too good to not share. I have had one complaint about how I scanned a participant's card. If anyone feels that I did not do a card justice in it was scanned, edited, or presented on Flikr, let me know and I will remove it. I know my scan job was not perfect, and I did not remove cards from their sleeves nor accurately crop cards. This was something I did as an extra for those who participated - it took several hours of my time in addition to tracking cards, swapping and mailing out the returns. Again, if anyone else has an issue with how I scanned their cards - let me know and I can have the card removed from Flikr. And thanks to those of you who have provided positive feedback on the extra work it took to scan the cards - I appreciate the positive feedback.

05-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Some participants have been identifying their cards on Flikr by posting comments about their cards. I didn't identify who created what cards when I uploaded them to Flikr. If you do identify your cards through comments, I will add additional information as I see the comments. Please have patience with me as I go through the cards and add additional information - I will work as fast as I can.

05-25-2008, 12:38 AM
Dang, girl...power scanner extraordinaire!!! The photos are great! I think my fav is the one of the statue with the poem about all was silent.

05-25-2008, 08:06 AM
Help...would post comments to flickr but don't see how?????????
Anyway, the cards are GREAT, the photographys is AWESOME and you, my friend, (our wonderful hostess), went above and beyond the call of duty to do all the scanning and posting for all of us. THANK YOU so much, no complaints here!

05-25-2008, 11:20 AM
springbreeze - when you are looking through the cards, you can click on any image and there is a spot at the bottom of the image for comments. Let me know if you have any other problems leaving comments.

05-25-2008, 05:02 PM
great job - this huge photos upload - thanks a lot - really great work - and great photos :yes:

05-25-2008, 05:27 PM
I think it's amazing you took the time to scan them all..no complaints from me..great work.

05-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Oh wow! What a great swap! Thanks so much for uploading all of those photos! It was so nice to see everyone's work.

05-26-2008, 02:25 AM
it's so awesome to see all the cards. Can't wait to have them back in my hot little hands. Hopefully it won't take as long to get them back LOL!!:jiggy:

05-27-2008, 12:41 PM
I just received my cards...what a fast return! I'm very pleased with all of the cards:
stellacometa--Tulip closeup
kristinized--Purple and white flower
kylloh--Zarah and fire fans
Talbona--Mallard Duck Hen
maxie23--Crooked Trees
KaHeD--Little Beaver Munching
cars4cows--Hydrant #1
Thanks to all--Reps are on the way.
Special thanks to Carole for hosting such a fantastic swap.

05-27-2008, 12:45 PM
oh my gosh. that was super fast!! hope mine will be here today, too

05-27-2008, 01:09 PM
oh my gosh. that was super fast!! hope mine will be here today, too

:yes:It is truly unreal to receive mail that fast from anywhere...it usually gets stuck here in Florida for a few days before it's actually delivered.

05-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Thank you's go to our host cars4cows, TheRoseCottage, QueenoftheNight, kbutts, Sherry S., Detephoto, and Asena. I am off to leave rep points. All of the photos were lovely and intriguing!

05-27-2008, 06:03 PM
Man... Chicago mail sucks boulders. How come Massachusetts and Florida arrives before Illinois? Phooey. *grumble* I'll have to pounce on my mailman tomorrow. Poor Carlton! :rolleyes:

05-27-2008, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the interesting swap & wonderful cards from mrs_ragbrutty, nomnom, sherry sund, & GreenGlam. kat