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ScramperSue
04-22-2008, 01:21 PM
Sign up/withdraw - June 1, 2008 ...now closed to sign-ups
Swap Due Date - July 7, 2008
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 Number of participants - 12 total including 4 international

I got permission from LJ8677(Laura) to repeat this awesome idea for a swap :D

Ever wish you had a supply of great ATC backgrounds all ready to inspire you? If so, this swap is for you!

No embellishments for this swap! Send your backgrounds in a standard ATC sleeve.

Backgrounds only on a standard 3.5 x 2.5 ATC card. Please don't slap a piece of paper on the card and call it a background--get out your gesso, paints, stamps and ink, embossers, gel pens and create backgrounds almost too good to cover up!:P

This swap is open to all US and international swappers. US players, please send a self
addressed and stamped envelope with your cards. International, I would appreciate an INTERNATIONAL REPLY COUPON and an addressed return envelope.

**If any of you would like to send an extra background I'll happily take it, but it is NOT REQUIRED.
3 for 3

I like to send out returns promptly. If you run into a real life snag, no problems, just let me know.

I'll pm my address as you sign up.

Please put your name and user name on the back of your cards. If you want to add your technique, great!:spinny:

Players:
1. Adifferentstory...UK ...REC'D 5/3
2. AnitaM...UK ...REC'D 5/13
3. SueW...AUS ...REC'D 6/16
4. Stormarela...CAN ...REC'D 5/3
5. Bright-Spark...Scotland ...REC'D 6/28
6. Jonquil...AUS ...REC'D 6/27
7. mrubyjean...WA,USA ...REC'D 6/26
8. NYjunkie...NY,USA ...REC'D 5/13
9. Frogwings...MA,USA ...REC'D 6/19
10. ginabee...FL,USA ...withdrew 6/27
11. Asena...IL, USA ...REC'D 5/2
12. Katilady...CA,USA ...REC'D 5/6

adifferentstory
04-22-2008, 01:33 PM
I would like to sign up for this please. Is it ok to send you US postage stamps or a couple of dollars?

ScramperSue
04-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Yes that's great :) Thanks for joining :)

AnitaM
04-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Please could you sign me up? I can pay via paypal if you have an account with them.

ScramperSue
04-22-2008, 05:25 PM
yes I do Anita...I'll PM u my info.
thanks for joining,
Sue

Sue W
04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
Count me in please !!! ;)

Sue W
04-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Could you send me your PAYPAL details so I can also pay you that way please. :)

stormarela
04-22-2008, 07:31 PM
please sign me up, I have US postage stamps for my returns.

ScramperSue
04-22-2008, 09:41 PM
PMs sent with all my info :)
thanks to all for signing-up so far :)

katilady
04-22-2008, 10:45 PM
May I play?

ScramperSue
04-22-2008, 10:54 PM
yes katilady!! :)

mrubyjean
04-23-2008, 12:44 AM
I'd like to play as well, please!

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 01:34 AM
YEAH!!! mrubyjean :D

AnitaM
04-23-2008, 01:36 AM
Thank you for the pm. Could you give me some idea on how much it costs to send to the UK?

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 01:49 AM
in any envelope:
up to 1 oz... $0.90

from 1 oz. to 2 oz....$1.80

from 2 oz. to 3 oz....$2.70

I hope that helps :)

frogwings
04-23-2008, 10:13 AM
I'd like to play! Sounds like you've got some really generous international players here! I'll happily send a few stamps, so you can open it up to more international folks!

NYJunkie
04-23-2008, 10:54 AM
I'll play if you let me.....it will be good to try out some new backgrounds on unsuspecting folks.....

AnitaM
04-23-2008, 12:00 PM
thanks for the prices. I'll just round up the prices - will pm you when I have made payment hope this is ok- this should leave an open space for another international.

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 02:21 PM
Thanks for joining frogwings and NYjunkie :D

ginabee
04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
I would like to join!

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Gotcha GinaB :)

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Asena has joined us via PM :D WOOT!

Bright-Spark
04-23-2008, 04:29 PM
Hi,

I would love to join. I think you still have an international spot? I am in Scotland, and happy to pay postage via paypal.

Thanks

ScramperSue
04-23-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks for joining Bright-Spark

Asena
04-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for adding me, Sue!

Sue W
04-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Could you give me an indication of the postal rates so I know how much to send via PAYPAL please? :goofy:

ScramperSue
04-24-2008, 12:56 AM
up to 1 oz. in a letter size envelope $0.90
from 1oz. to 2 oz. in a letter envelope $1.80
from 2 oz. to 3 oz. in a large or puffy envelope $2.70

hope that helps :D

AnitaM
04-24-2008, 01:49 AM
just a suggestion please ignore if you I'm butting in where I shouldn't - re the postage prices if you put that in your first post everyone will be able to see it rather than repeat the question :idea:

ScramperSue
04-24-2008, 01:51 AM
yea, I thought that also...but since she is in AUS I went and recalculated them just in case they would be different, but it looks like they are the same. ;)

I always recommend the IRC cause it is a set amount of money. I send them, when I do international swaps :)

jonquil
04-24-2008, 02:29 AM
Would love to play in this again

ScramperSue
04-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Gotcha Jonquil!! thanks to almost all the GENEROUS international players for sending either stamps or using paypal :cool:, I am able to let you play, we have 6 international players now. :D

ok we are now FULL!:elvis: thank you, thank you very much!

Christina
04-25-2008, 07:59 AM
I would love to give this another try. Please sign me up, Thanks, Christina

ScramperSue
04-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Christina, i'll put you on a "waitlist"...as my official first swap HERE, I'm only allowed 12 players. sorry

stormarela
04-26-2008, 02:53 AM
My cards are ready and going in the mail in the morning. :)

AnitaM
04-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Ok here are my backgrounds - hope they are ok.

katilady
04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Ok here are my backgrounds - hope they are ok.

Your backgrounds look like a lot of fun!

ScramperSue
04-27-2008, 02:21 PM
Anita I LOVE these!! :) thanks for sharing them with us

Asena
04-27-2008, 06:11 PM
Mine will be in Monday's mail:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11329&w=l

adifferentstory
04-29-2008, 02:26 PM
My backgrounds will be in the mail to you tomorrow. Thanks for hosting.

katilady
04-30-2008, 09:09 PM
Here are mine!

Asena
04-30-2008, 09:18 PM
katilady, those look really fun! I love the Braille paper. :cute:

ScramperSue
04-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Kati and Wendy LOVE the bkgds. :D

Lynne, thanks for letting me know--I'll be watching for them.
S

AnitaM
05-01-2008, 03:45 AM
lovely cards Katilady. Love the darker blue

katilady
05-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Thanks ya'll! I had a lot of fun creating them. it was kind of weird not to take it any further though, and just letting them remain backgrounds. I started thinking "Oh this image would look great with that one" etc. I hope someone else can put them to good use as well!

ScramperSue
05-02-2008, 01:38 PM
Asena's awesome Bkgds. arrived today!! :)

katilady
05-02-2008, 01:45 PM
My cards went out inthe mail today!

Asena
05-02-2008, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the update, Susan!!

ScramperSue
05-04-2008, 12:56 AM
Adifferentstory's and Stormarela's Bkgds. arrived today FABULOUS!! :D

we keep up at this pace, we might swap out early :)

NYJunkie
05-06-2008, 03:22 PM
What great cards, AnitaM, Asena, and Katilady!! Thanks for posting them.
I've been working on mine and will probably post them in a day or two.

AnitaM
05-06-2008, 03:39 PM
I was going to send mine off this weekend but I have been ill and not been out of the house - hopefully they will be sent by Friday.

ScramperSue
05-06-2008, 05:09 PM
you have plenty of time Anita, no worries :)
soorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, hope you are better real soon.
My "intestines" are acting up big time today, spend most of the day in bed...probably heading back there. :(

ScramperSue
05-06-2008, 05:09 PM
Kati's great Bkgds. arrived today!

NYJunkie
05-07-2008, 10:20 AM
I got my cards done and will mail them out tomorrow or Friday.

Here are my backgrounds:

katilady
05-07-2008, 08:22 PM
Kati's great Bkgds. arrived today!

YAY! Thanks for letting me know!

katilady
05-07-2008, 08:23 PM
I got my cards done and will mail them out tomorrow or Friday.

Here are my backgrounds:

Incredible cards NYJunkie! Care to share your techniques??

AnitaM
05-08-2008, 10:24 AM
my cards are on their way to you - mailed them today have pm'd you about payment

NYJunkie
05-08-2008, 10:48 AM
I put the techniques on the back of each card.
#1 is layered paper and tissue paper with glitter.
#2 is a stenciled/spray painted layer with threads and glitter glued on top and then sealed.
#3 is paper embossed, colored with chalk, painted with copper paint, stamped, then inked with a stamp pad around the edges.
#4 is a paper background, stamped, drawing with spica sparkle pens to enhance the stamping, ink edging and sealed. The sparkle of the pen ink was covered when I sealed the whole thing.

mrubyjean
05-08-2008, 07:28 PM
NYJunkie,
Thanks for describing your techniques!
What do you use for a sealer?

Asena
05-09-2008, 09:37 AM
I put the techniques on the back of each card.

Those are gorgeous!

ScramperSue
05-11-2008, 02:34 AM
WONDERFUL NYJunkie!! :)
can't wait to see them in person

ScramperSue
05-15-2008, 05:26 AM
NYJunkie's AWESOME bkgds. arrived yesterday!!


and...


so did Anita's :D WOWZA!!!

AnitaM
05-15-2008, 09:16 AM
Oh good they arrived safely. Thanks for letting me know

NYJunkie
05-15-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm sure glad my cards arrived. Thanks for letting me know. :spinny:

ScramperSue
05-22-2008, 06:02 PM
bringing to the top, as a reminder :)

ScramperSue
05-27-2008, 09:18 AM
BTTT :)

Sue W
06-06-2008, 06:28 AM
I'll be posting my backgrounds on Tuesday ... :yes:

ScramperSue
06-18-2008, 09:16 AM
Sue W's lovely Bkgds have arrived :)

ScramperSue
06-19-2008, 01:18 PM
frogwing's Bkgds. arrived today :)

mrubyjean
06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Got two made ~ will finish the others this weekend and post!

jonquil
06-21-2008, 10:32 PM
Mine are done and going postal tomorrow (Monday):jiggy:

ScramperSue
06-21-2008, 10:41 PM
Great!! thanks mrubyjean and jonquil for letting me know :)

mrubyjean
06-23-2008, 01:39 AM
Here are my backgrounds:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20454&w=l

The metallics in all four don't show up well in the scan.
They will be in the mail on Monday.

Bright-Spark
06-23-2008, 03:36 PM
I am ready to post! I will PM re paypal.

Don't think these will show up all that well in the post, but I have uploaded anyway.

ScramperSue
06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
great bkgds mrubyjean!!

ScramperSue
06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Likewise bright-spark, and I'll keep an eye out for them :)

katilady
06-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Wow! Some great bkgrd's ya'll!

ScramperSue
06-26-2008, 04:48 PM
mrubyjean's great bkgds. arrived today

ScramperSue
06-27-2008, 11:37 AM
WOOT! jonquil's bkgds. arrived today...thanks for the stamps :)

ScramperSue
06-27-2008, 11:51 AM
OK peeps! I am just waiting on Bright-Sparks's which are on their way I believe.

(and Ginabee's--but I haven't heard from her)

Bright-Spark
06-27-2008, 12:51 PM
They are! But they are winging their way from the Netherlands. Hope it doesn't take longer to get to you because of that, but should still get there before July 7th.

ScramperSue
06-27-2008, 08:47 PM
it's cool Margaux...no worries!

ScramperSue
06-28-2008, 11:20 PM
Whoomp, dare it is!! Bright-Sparks cards have arrived :)
I'll be swapping these out tomorrow.
Sue

ScramperSue
06-29-2008, 03:00 PM
swapping out!

ScramperSue
06-29-2008, 09:29 PM
here's all the bkgds. :)

ScramperSue
06-29-2008, 09:34 PM
swapped and going postal tomorrow---they all went today!!

stormarela
06-29-2008, 09:55 PM
very nice backgrounds! I can't wait to get some!

mrubyjean
06-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Very cool ~ thanks for posting them all!

ScramperSue
06-30-2008, 09:37 PM
you're welcome, and they are all on their way!

katilady
06-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Awesome Sue! Thanks!

ScramperSue
07-01-2008, 02:40 PM
can't wait til you all get yours :)

frogwings
07-02-2008, 03:28 PM
Mine are here, just that quickly!! Thanks, Sue, and thank you for the extra card...thanks also go to Bright-Spark, Asena, and jonquil for their lovely lovely backgrounds...I can hardly wait to begin creating!

Asena
07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Mine arrived today, too! Thanks, Sue, for hosting and the extra-cool extra you included! Thanks also to SueW, mrubyjean and NYJunkie for the fabbo backgrounds (that are almost too nice to cover). Decisions, decisions... :huh:

NYJunkie
07-02-2008, 09:07 PM
I got my great backgrounds today, too. Sue, you did a great job of hosting - and thanks for mailing them out early! I was so pleasantly surprised with the extra card! My three cards were made by adifferentstory (gorgeous Twinkling H20's & glimmer), Sue W (beautiful watercolour & stamping), and ScramperSue (vibrant acrylic Paint with Tar Gel - whatever that is). Thank you for the ideas -- don't think I'll use them -- just keep them for reference.

adifferentstory
07-04-2008, 08:43 AM
Thank you so much for hosting this Sue.

Wonderful backgrounds whih are works of aer on their ow.
NYJunkie - Background 2. Love the texture and the gold highlights
AnitaM - Another wonderfully textured background. Love the muted colours
Stormerla - Lovely muted coloured ink and water on gloss card. Looks very much like alcohol ink.
ScramperSue - Lovely bright and cheerful colours.

AnitaM
07-04-2008, 09:14 AM
Yipee I got my backgrounds today as well. Sue thank you for hosting.

Thanks to -
Asena for her phone book collage, gel medium and paint background a technique I will have to have a go at.
Stormarela for her ink and water on glossy card.
mrubyjean for her crayon, acrylic metalic ink and rubber stamped card.
Scramper Sue for her shaving foam background - I had reall fun when I tried that technique - my mum thought I was crackers - no she doesn't understand that we use everything possible to make art.

katilady
07-04-2008, 03:30 PM
They've made it across the pond but not across the US?? *Pouting* I want my cards! *Stomps feet* Will have to give my postal person a talking to, lol!

AnitaM
07-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Hey ADDS love the new avatar

Bright-Spark
07-05-2008, 12:15 PM
I got my backgrounds!!

Many thanks to ScramperSue for hosting, and including an extra card in the returns - very generous.

I love my backgrounds from ScramperSue, katilady and mrubyjean.

katilady
07-05-2008, 08:58 PM
Many thanks to Sue for hosting and for her extra way cool card! Thanks as well to the following fab artists:
Bright-Spark
AnitaM
Stormarela
All my cards came from other countries, yippee!

Now a question. Who is actually gonna use these as backgrounds and add to them? And how are you gonna handle putting info on the back? Just add your info to their info or re-cover back and put what you normally put and give credit to the background maker? Would love to know what others think!

ScramperSue
07-05-2008, 09:10 PM
this swap was held before, and I proudly used all my rec'd backgrounds.

If the person wrote on them (I didn't cover it up, unless it was flimsy) then I wrote my info on the back...if I did have to cover it up, then I wrote my info like I always do, and added the Original bkgd. of this card was created by:_____________ and the month/year that it was made by them :)

If the person didn't write on them, I tried to add their info to the best of my ability.
Hope that helps.

katilady
07-05-2008, 11:07 PM
That does help, thanks Sue!

jonquil
07-07-2008, 03:34 AM
my wonderful backgrounds arrived in today's mail - thank you to katilady, frogwings & stormarela for the inspiration. thanks also to Sue for hosting a great swap and for the extra background

stormarela
07-07-2008, 11:34 PM
wow! great backgrounds! thanks ScramperSue for hostessing an excellent swap. I love my returns.

ScramperSue
07-07-2008, 11:48 PM
i am so glad they arriving, and that everyone is pleased!!

Sue W
07-08-2008, 02:39 AM
My backgrounds arrived in the mail this afternoon ... thank you to Asena, Jonquil and Frogwings for my wonderful backgrounds. A huge thank you to Susan for hosting such a terrific swap and sending an additional lovely !!! :yes:

ScramperSue
07-22-2008, 01:58 AM
OK, I am guessing everyone is done leaving rep and iTRADERS etc. so i am gonna move this to the archives :)


thanks for playing :)