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Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Swap due date - July 14th
Signup/withdraw date - July 4th
Number of cards - 3/3
Number of participants - limit 12

This swap is now full. Thanks for looking!


"What a man, what a man, what a man..."


What a Mighty Good Man Swap!

Some examples of great man cards:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bijaydi/leahfelicity.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=3915)http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bijaydi/justducky.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=4396)http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bijaydi/fidoart.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=4649)http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bijaydi/cairnlae.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=9584)

Cards by (left to right):
LeahFelicity, Just Ducky, fiDOart, cairnlae

Inspiration link: En Vogue - "Whatta Man" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=bg0FCwkd57k)

If you use PRINTED (rubber stamped, magazine images, photos, copied) material, please make sure it is UNDENIABLY altered by the the time you are done! Gesso and re-color, use machine stitching, etc. Cards should all look handmade, not a copy of something you printed off the internet.

CARD INFO:
--Swap 3 cards for 3.
--Cards are welcome in ANY medium! Fabric, papers, paints, go for it! (No digital ONLY or copies). Each card needs unique hand-added additions.
--Limit embellishments to THIN only, please. Nothing bulky or heavy or your cards will be returned to you at your own expense.
--Put your USERNAME on the backs of your cards (to make sure the other artist's know whose work they received and so I don't give you your OWN cards back!)
--Please put clear plastic sleeves on your cards!

PARTICIPANT INFO:
--Swap limited to 12 total participants.
--Post in the thread to sign up!
--Post in the thread with any questions.

SENDING INFO:
--US players, please send a SASE (self addressed, STAMPED envelope), with 59 cents on the envie. I will put my return address label on your return envelope.
--International participants, please send a self-addressed envelope (or self-stick label) and I will cover postage.
--Put your USERNAME on your return envelope please (on the back flap is perfect).
--I will post your feedback upon recieving your cards.
--Also, I will plan to mail ALL cards on time, by July 21st. Period.

Participants:

(color key: sent to host; received by host and assigned feedback; returns sent; returns received)

1) Bijaydi
2) OriginalYouth
3) ScramperSue
4) HHC
5) amyfaerie
6) Wigbag
7) lori.rn
8) Baleau
9) cairnlae
10) Asena
11) katilady
12) dmnh

OriginalYouth
04-28-2008, 03:02 PM
Of course I will play in your first swap! May I please?

ScramperSue
04-28-2008, 03:12 PM
oooh, this sounds fun...I'm in :D

Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 03:16 PM
Hooray! OY and SS, you're in!

HHC
04-28-2008, 03:27 PM
Oh dear, this sounds like fun. :D Please sign me up!

Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 03:27 PM
You got it, HHC!

Merricat
04-28-2008, 03:58 PM
I sooooooooooooooo can't draw men!! LOL! I'm going to play with some collage and I might be back! ;)

Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 04:05 PM
If we run out of spaces in the swap, Merricat, you will always have a space in my heart.

:P

Merricat
04-28-2008, 04:08 PM
Awwww....you're so sweet! :) I'll forever keep it a secret what happened to Little Foot and friends ;)

Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 04:15 PM
Lol - thank goodness for that! ;)

And make sure to view the "Inspiration Link" about 40 times while you're playing with collage. At LEAST.

amyfaerie
04-28-2008, 07:34 PM
me? that would be great!

Wigbag
04-28-2008, 07:55 PM
What a man! YES!!!! Please sign me up! YEAH!!!

Bijaydi
04-28-2008, 09:06 PM
Welcome amyfaerie and Wigbag!

(My husband just asked me why I was wiggling in my chair with excitement and I explained: "All these cool people are signing up for my swap!")

:jiggy:

Bijaydi
04-29-2008, 08:19 PM
Nothing of importance to this swap has occurred today and nothing has arrived in the mail today.

Just keeping y'all updated.

Aren't I a good host?

lol

OriginalYouth
04-29-2008, 11:34 PM
Nothing of importance to this swap has occurred...

Excuse me? Me and AmyFaerie joined and this is of no importance to you?

OriginalYouth
04-29-2008, 11:35 PM
I made my first card, but my husband thought it was Frida, so I guess I'll start over.

lori.rn
04-30-2008, 01:50 AM
Sounds interesting. Please sign me up.

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 01:53 AM
lori.rn, glad to have you!

OY, I meant nothing of importance had happened since everybody joined. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Welcome, Baleau!

amyfaerie
04-30-2008, 02:56 PM
hey! i have mine up . . . i'm not sure now, though. I might do a bit more to them. the one in the funky suspender pants is actually my Uncle Nick when he was a teenager.

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 03:10 PM
amyfaerie - you are master of the conceptual. :notworthy: Great cards!

cairnlae
04-30-2008, 04:41 PM
I'm actually being blackmailed into joining this swap...someone help!!:err:

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 04:42 PM
Remember about the host cardSssss cairnlae! :policeman: lol

Welcome! :)

Asena
04-30-2008, 05:55 PM
Oh, heck - I can't stand it. Sign me up, please! I have some neat idea with old family photos...

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 05:57 PM
You've got it, Asena! Can't wait to see your work!

cairnlae
04-30-2008, 06:47 PM
speaking of old family photos-I just hit the JACK POT(sings the words)...my grandmother let me take a HUGE box of old photos from her closet this weekend...as her mothers day gift I will be putting them into albums...she doesn't know this...ANYwhoo....while I've got them I'm going to scan them and post them to flicker as a free resource for vintage pics..you guys are gonna DIE...I'm still woozy...LOL...may take a couple of days to do, will let you know when done.

Asena
04-30-2008, 07:06 PM
I have a great old pick of my grandfather (Dad's dad) looking incredibly handsome in a suit and fedora. That was the image that came to mind first for this swap. I may have some more of Grandpa Charlie I can use...

Bijaydi
04-30-2008, 08:23 PM
Today's update:

- Some more awesome people joined the swap.

- OY made a man Frida.

- amyfaerie made Uncle Nick into a thing of beauty.

- cairnlae was overly dramatic about a teeeeensy little "persuasion" on my part for her to join the swap.

- Asena couldn't stand withholding her art from us any longer!

- cairnlae bragged, but also promised to share her found treasure with us, so we're okay with that.

- Asena invited her Grandpa Charlie to our swap, and we can't wait to see him!

- There are only two spots left in the swap!

- Grandpa Charlie is a cute name for a grandpa.

cairnlae
04-30-2008, 08:35 PM
[QUOTE=Bijaydi;95646]Today's update:

- cairnlae was overly dramatic

- cairnlae bragged

.................................................. ............sigh.:skeptical:

katilady
04-30-2008, 10:01 PM
The swap host has me peeing pants, that's how hard I am laughing. This must mean I must join! May I?

Jean
04-30-2008, 11:20 PM
*looking over rim of eyeglasses*
Ahem. Not only is it NOT good form for swap hosts to blackmail their friends into joining their swaps, it is also bad form to then tell their victi-excuse me, *participants* that they are being overly dramatic.

*severely* I can see I'll have to keep an eye on you Bijaydi. *making note on Official Moderator Clipboard* I"m afraid this will go on your permanent record.

dmnh
04-30-2008, 11:37 PM
How can I say NO to this swap?? Sign me up!
Donna

cairnlae
05-01-2008, 12:00 AM
*looking over rim of eyeglasses*

*severely* I can see I'll have to keep an eye on you Bijaydi. *making note on Official Moderator Clipboard* I"m afraid this will go on your permanent record.

neener neener...:rolleyes:

Bijaydi
05-01-2008, 01:15 AM
So glad you could join us, katilady and dmnh! You make us a baker's dozen (if we count Jean's mod clipboard) or a regular dozen (if we don't). :D

OriginalYouth
05-01-2008, 11:14 AM
*looking over rim of eyeglasses*
Ahem. Not only is it NOT good form for swap hosts to blackmail their friends into joining their swaps, it is also bad form to then tell their victi-excuse me, *participants* that they are being overly dramatic.

*severely* I can see I'll have to keep an eye on you Bijaydi. *making note on Official Moderator Clipboard* I"m afraid this will go on your permanent record.

Uh-oh, Drama-Queen-Jean is in the house! We'll shooooo her back out again.

Woohoo, full!

OriginalYouth
05-01-2008, 01:52 PM
Here is a MOM display of my mini mighty man:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2456687141_1847408c22.jpg

I taught him to 'show his muscles' just for you ladies!

Now, everyone SWOON!

Bijaydi
05-01-2008, 02:21 PM
LOL that's amazing. MIGHTY MAN! Looks like he might have a little potty-training treasure for you in the bottom of his underoos, too.

amyfaerie
05-01-2008, 02:26 PM
omg, OY! these are adorable!

Bijaydi, you are too awesome as a host, already!

dmnh & katilady, i'm SOO glad you two are rounding out our lil' group! :cute:

OriginalYouth
05-01-2008, 02:52 PM
LOL that's amazing. MIGHTY MAN! Looks like he might have a little potty-training treasure for you in the bottom of his underoos, too.

Nah, he's just a wee small for his britches. They are just saggy from him playing in the kiddy pool.

Don't ya just want to chase him and tickle him and give him candy? He's such a HOOT!

Asena
05-01-2008, 02:56 PM
:swoon: LOVE the Spidey pants! He's a doll! (But don't tell him I said so - last time I told a boy he was a doll, I got read the riot act: "Dolls are for GIRLS!")

Jean
05-01-2008, 05:46 PM
Uh-oh, Drama-Queen-Jean is in the house! We'll shooooo her back out again.

Better 'uns than you have tried, my friend! :laugh: Anyway, dahling, Queen Jean does not 'shoo' at all - dramatic entrances and grand exits are my specialty! *making note on clipboard* That, and keeping an eye on people who need to have an eye kept on them. *peering over glasses severely*

OriginalYouth
05-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Better 'uns than you have tried, my friend! :laugh: Anyway, dahling, Queen Jean does not 'shoo' at all - dramatic entrances and grand exits are my specialty! *making note on clipboard* That, and keeping an eye on people who need to have an eye kept on them. *peering over glasses severely*

-----hiding behind Bethany-----

cairnlae
05-01-2008, 06:59 PM
Here is a link to my flickr account...I am done with two folders so far-and not even close to getting down to the bottom of the box! Phew..back to work...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cairnlae/

Bijaydi
05-01-2008, 07:20 PM
The latest news:

- cairnlae probably tattled.

- katilady's bladder control issues persuaded her to join our swap!

- jean and OY duked it out, but ultimately jean proved herself to be the MODERMINATOR and she'll probably be back.

- OY's son is a mighty man - the jury is out on his "goodness" until he grows out of his poo-art stage.

- Asena inspired me to look up "riot act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_act)" on Wikipedia to see if I could tease her about her son.

- Having learned about the riot act, I'm now afraid to tease Asena since her son is in the habit of prohibiting riotous assemblies.

- cairnlae came through on her promise to share her goodies, and we all left this site for several hours of browsing through her awe-inspiring flickr treasury.

- We got a full swap!

Bijaydi
05-01-2008, 07:43 PM
And by, "Asena's son" I mean, "the boy Asena once knew".

:embarrassed:

OriginalYouth
05-01-2008, 07:52 PM
Woot woot for all the ACTION today!

katilady
05-01-2008, 10:16 PM
Wow! It's been an exciting day. I hope my bladder can handle this swap! :D

amyfaerie
05-01-2008, 10:39 PM
oh my, cairnlae! what AWESOME PHOTOS! :D

Jean
05-01-2008, 10:39 PM
*announcer voice* It's another exciting AFA swap, folks, and we're glad you came out. The weather is favourable, the course is dry and smooth, and we're expecting some mighty good men in this one. Some good artists in the line up, so there's sure to be exciting action. They're taking their places....and there's the starting gun! Mini-might takes the lead...oh, there's a problem. Mini-Might is losing his...what is that? Is he in need of a change? Maybe he's getting ready to streak the last lap...we'll have to wait and see...and it's Mini-Might in the lead....on into the second lap...

cairnlae
05-01-2008, 11:35 PM
:wacko::wacko::wacko:

OriginalYouth
05-02-2008, 12:37 PM
Okay, vote!

Man, or not-so-much-a-man?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2458985643_9039b15964_m.jpg

That's the one hubby thought was Frida at first glance. The spot by the mouth is something on my scanner.

cairnlae
05-02-2008, 12:44 PM
LOl..I think it looks like a man..and I LIKE the "mole"-you should add one! But you should also clean your scanner...LOL...

Bijaydi
05-02-2008, 01:41 PM
Hubby's interpretation is less a reflection on your art than it is on Frida's depiction of herself. LOL

I could tell it's a man right away, and a fab man at that.

OriginalYouth
05-02-2008, 01:43 PM
Hubby's interpretation is less a reflection on your art than it is on Frida's depiction of herself. LOL

I could tell it's a man right away, and a fab man at that.

Thanks! Okay, so he's my first card then. Whew!

Hubby said when he looked at it later it was clear, he said I just draw more Fridas than Men, so he assumed it was another her. The MAN brows were his clue. :P

Bijaydi
05-02-2008, 01:43 PM
BTW jean, I hope you're bringing muffins to accompany all this smack talk. :D

katilady
05-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Okay, vote!

Man, or not-so-much-a-man?

That's the one hubby thought was Frida at first glance. The spot by the mouth is something on my scanner.

Very much a man and he's kinda cute! Is he single? Cause I am lookin!

Bijaydi
05-02-2008, 01:48 PM
I hear Asena's non-existent son is available, katilady. lol

katilady
05-02-2008, 01:53 PM
I hear Asena's non-existent son is available, katilady. lol

lmao! how old? :goofy:

Asena
05-02-2008, 03:58 PM
The young man in question would probably be about 30 now, or thereabouts. He was the son of my boss, when I worked at a florist one summer. (Dislike roses to this day...)

Bijaydi
05-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Oooh Asena! Sounds like a good candidate, based on what we know about him so far. What do you think, katilady?

1. He's around 30.
2. He has entrepreneurial blood in his family.
3. He may have the ability to shower you with free flora, enabling him to buy you more jewelry, chocolate, etc.
4. At one point, Asena thought he was cute.
5. He does NOT play with dolls.

I'd say he sounds like a mighty good man!

Speaking of mighty good men, the host of the Mighty Good Man Swap! will be camping this weekend, and won't be available to answer questions, give daily updates, or force jean to bring snacks the next time she pokes her head in. :cute:

I'll be back Sunday. Don't do anything until then! :P

cairnlae
05-02-2008, 05:27 PM
ohhhhhh.....camping.......I miss that.:(

OriginalYouth
05-02-2008, 06:44 PM
I'll be back Sunday. Don't do anything until then! :P

Uh oh, think I'll get in trouble if I post my new cards then? I made these 3 manly man cards this afternoon. Middle dude is my fave of the lot.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2460517538_659b47f8e0.jpg

I had a cool Martin Luther King stamp I wanted to use, but I couldnt' part with him. Is that selfish? Probably. :P

amyfaerie
05-02-2008, 08:06 PM
mine are coming their way tomorrow morning! :D

amyfaerie
05-02-2008, 08:06 PM
i love your cards, OY! that middle man, i think, is my fave!

katilady
05-02-2008, 08:16 PM
Great cards OY!

OriginalYouth
05-03-2008, 10:07 AM
Thanks y'all! Amy, I like that middle dude too. I used some awesomely dirty with inks/paints punchinella that I glued down, it has so much character!

Bijaydi
05-04-2008, 04:25 PM
Beautiful cards, OY! So rich and intricate... so you!

amyfaerie, I'll mark your cards as "coming"... and I'll try to be patient! Good thing I was already pasted to the mailbox waiting for your RAK to arrive, or all this anticipation would be really inconvenient. :P

I have sand in my shorts from camping, so I'm going to take a shower now. Had to check in here first, of course.

:jimlad:

Bijaydi
05-05-2008, 12:05 PM
Since we last convened:

- katilady promised to try to stop peeing from excitement.

- Asena hooked katilady up with the perfect man. katilady peed... ? :unsure:

- jean is baking us muffins.

- It was determined that OY's man was not Frida, but Frida may in fact be a man.

- cairnlae likes moles.

- OY couldn't help but make art, despite the swap host's ominous warnings to remain immobilized in her absence.

- amyfaerie sent her cards!

- The other swap participants were quiet, possibly in fear of katilady's pee, jean's muffins, or Bijaydi's updates.

katilady
05-06-2008, 12:32 AM
I really, really promise to stop peeing IF you promise to stop being so funny! But then we'd have a boring swap! What's a girl to do???:unsure:

Bijaydi
05-07-2008, 10:50 AM
What a man, what a man, what a man...

amyfaerie's gorgeous cards arrived today! And I get to pick my favorite! Thanks for the extra, Amy!

OriginalYouth
05-07-2008, 02:39 PM
I lost my cards for this swap for a few days, then found them again...I'd put them on the mantle! Whew! I'll try to get all 4 out to you in a few.

katilady
05-11-2008, 02:31 AM
3 to go! So here is: Homoerotic German Man :D

Bijaydi
05-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Great textures, katilady! And remember, DOLLS ARE FOR GIRLS!!

katilady
05-18-2008, 02:42 PM
I have finished the last of my men, yippee! Can I get your address Bijaydi? Pretty please with sugar on top? I promise you'll like my guys...there's even an extra one for you! :jiggy:

Bijaydi
05-18-2008, 07:38 PM
Address granted. ;)

Hooray!

OriginalYouth
05-18-2008, 11:25 PM
Kati! No more naked men! That's an order.

Oh wait, this isn't my swap.

Carry on.

katilady
05-18-2008, 11:37 PM
That fella is a ballerina NOT a nudist! Jeez! Whaddya take me for...a pornographer?
But you never know what's hiding in the envie!

Bijaydi
05-19-2008, 10:20 AM
Haha, next swap will be a Mighty Clothed Men swap, OY. That means, get some overalls on your boy! :P

katilady, I await your envelope with glee (and possibly trepidation)! :D

OriginalYouth
05-22-2008, 10:52 AM
My cards went postal yesterday, 3+1 for you and a personal trade in there too. :)

Bijaydi
05-22-2008, 11:08 AM
Sah-WEET!

Bijaydi
05-23-2008, 11:47 AM
katilady's men are MIGHTY GOOD! They're behaving themselves, too. Thanks for the extra!

katilady
05-23-2008, 01:45 PM
YAY!!!

Bijaydi
05-29-2008, 11:14 AM
Got some mighty men up in the hawoose! OY's cards came in today! Thanks for the extra!

Bijaydi
05-30-2008, 11:58 PM
Heads up: I probably won't be online this next week, since my hubb and I are camping the first half of the week and then traveling some more the second half. Might check in Tuesday/Wednesdayish, and then we'll be home June 7th.

Savvy? :D

OriginalYouth
05-31-2008, 12:13 AM
Sounds good, Cap'n!

HHC
06-06-2008, 02:54 PM
My cards will be in tomorrows mail... I just missed the postman. (Yes, I have a post MAN today... some days it's post woman) There's an extra for our hostess.
I'm not sure how mighty they are, but they are men. :)

They are in my gallery... I cannot figure out how to link them to the thread.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=400

katilady
06-06-2008, 03:29 PM
HHC: I love your work!!!

Bijaydi
06-06-2008, 08:07 PM
HHC, hose men are indeed MIGHTY! Love them!

Bijaydi
06-11-2008, 05:37 PM
HHC's men have stolen their way into the heart of my mailbox. Meaning: they've arrived and are fantastic! Thanks for the extra!

Bijaydi
06-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Wigbag's men are mighty well hand-drawn! They've arrived and you ladies should see these beauties!

Speaking of seeing beauties, did you read the announcement (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4059) that we're going to have a swap gallery? I'm excited to scan and display your wonderful man cards there, so we can see them all in one place! I'll let you know when it's up and available so y'all can drool with me.

I'm very proud of how my first swap's turning out; can you tell? :cute:

Off to leave Wigbag an iTrader. Thanks for the extra!

Asena
06-23-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm finally done! Sorry ladies, Grandpa Charlie wasn't being cooperative, so I had to find other men to take his place: James Bond, the Red Baron, Lord Byron and Houdini. Pics are in my gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=20501)!

Bijaydi
06-23-2008, 04:51 PM
Wow, those are great! Love your man choice!

katilady
06-23-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm finally done! Sorry ladies, Grandpa Charlie wasn't being cooperative, so I had to find other men to take his place: James Bond, the Red Baron, Lord Byron and Houdini. Pics are in my gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=20501)!

Those are some goodlookin' fellas!

Asena
06-23-2008, 09:06 PM
I read Richthofen's bio (military propaganda, to be sure) when I was in college. Toward the end of the book, before his death obviously, he was getting very weary of the whole thing. But, for certain, he was a good looking man! Byron and Houdini both died far too young, and nothing needs be said about James Bond, right? (Other than Dalton sucked in that role...)

cairnlae
06-25-2008, 02:02 AM
FINALLY done!

Asena
06-25-2008, 07:50 AM
Those are AWESOME! :D

Bijaydi
06-25-2008, 10:18 AM
Love them, Karen!

I now have the goal of boasting an inordinate amount of handlebar mustaches in this swap. Crank out that facial hair, folks! :D

katilady
06-25-2008, 10:29 AM
Those are SWEET Karen!

Bijaydi
06-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Some new men arrived in town today - watch out boys! Thanks for the extra, Asena!

dmnh
06-29-2008, 08:55 PM
My men will be going postal in the morning!
You all have created some awesome men cards! Can't wait for the returns!
Wowza!!!

Bijaydi
06-30-2008, 03:33 AM
Hooray Donna! I can't wait to see yours!

OMG I'm so in love with this swap. :D

Bijaydi
07-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Hello. Cairnlae's hot little men are in my hot little fist. Thanks for the extra, Karen!

(I have to wait 24 hrs to give you your second rating for our personal trade.)

Bijaydi
07-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Baleau's mighty men have made it to my mailbox! Great job, Eric!

lori.rn
07-07-2008, 12:29 PM
My men have gone in the mail today. Here is a peek at them.

Bijaydi
07-07-2008, 12:30 PM
Those are so CUTE Lori! I just wanna hug grumpy George.

Bijaydi
07-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Here's one of my man cards, while the others dry.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22762&w=l (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=22762)

I've been having fun taking clean-cut male catalog models and turning them into rugged adventurers. :D

katilady
07-07-2008, 05:29 PM
Oh! I heart him Bijaydi!

Bijaydi
07-07-2008, 08:04 PM
dmnh's troops have reported for duty! Thank you for the extra card and the ephemera, Donna!

cairnlae
07-08-2008, 02:21 PM
lori.n. I really love those...they are funky FRESH:cool:

Bijaydi...really great!!You are so good at altering mag pics!!!!

Bijaydi
07-08-2008, 06:16 PM
Another manly man:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23000&w=l (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23000)

Bijaydi
07-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Grumpy George and the gang have arrived! Thanks for the extra card, lori.rn!

Bijaydi
07-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Here's my third card, depicting my ideal alternate ending for "2001: A Space Odyssey":

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23331&w=l (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23331)

cairnlae
07-10-2008, 01:36 PM
OMGoodness...I love it to death!!!!I'm not even a Dean fan...but something about those geek lenses....mmmmhmmm...LOL.And the background rocks too!!

katilady
07-10-2008, 07:48 PM
Mmmmmm! James! My heart goes *pitter patter*!

lori.rn
07-10-2008, 11:26 PM
Actually your cards inspired me!


lori.n. I really love those...they are funky FRESH:cool:

Bijaydi...really great!!You are so good at altering mag pics!!!!

cairnlae
07-10-2008, 11:36 PM
Wow...thanks!!!I just hugged myself...LOL...if I can inspire that kind of artwork, I may be missing my true calling!!!!:jiggy:

Bijaydi
07-11-2008, 01:10 AM
Aww... love-fest up in here!

:wubclub:

I've got these beautiful cards in front of me, and lemme just say, I'm all y'all's biggest fan!

I win! haha

ScramperSue
07-11-2008, 01:56 AM
here are mine, better late than never :(

top left going clockwise:

tony soprano on a shredded money Bkgd(courtesy of DMNH) then the entire card is covered in 4 coats of clear EP, and stamped with staz on ink "does money make the man"

Happy birthday babe--beeswax collage(image tinted first)

Boys in the sand--cork bkgd. (courtesy of DMNH) then beeswax and actual beach sand(image blue tinted)

Men in the making..painted Bkgd, collageed image with kaliedoscope EP over the entire card, stamped with staz on ink "men in the making"

Bijaydi
07-11-2008, 10:33 AM
Cool cards, Sue! I'll be watching for them! :jiggy:

OriginalYouth
07-12-2008, 01:17 AM
Bethy, youse as sweet as ice cream.

Bijaydi
07-12-2008, 02:29 AM
But I'm smart, too, right? And funny? And beautiful? Tell me more.

:P

OriginalYouth
07-14-2008, 12:59 PM
Yes, definitely smart. And Sassy!

Bijaydi
07-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Sassy me just finished a tentative swapping out of man cards today! We're waiting for one more set of cards to come in before I can wrap things up and send your returns on Monday. I've submitted a gallery to Adriayna so keep an eye on the "Swap Gallery" to see some of our pretties posted soon!

:jiggy:

Bijaydi
07-18-2008, 07:06 PM
Hooray! The last batch of men arrived in my mail today! Sue, thank you for the extra card, background papers, and extra postage money! :D

Okay, I think I've got all the cards sorted well - I'll double-check and then hopefully send them tomorrow!

I think y'all are gonna love the fab cards I'm sending your way! :wubclub:

katilady
07-18-2008, 08:01 PM
Yippee! Thanks Bijaydi!

Bijaydi
07-21-2008, 04:56 PM
Just got back from the post office, and man cards are headed your way everyone! :jiggy:

katilady
07-21-2008, 04:58 PM
Woot! Thank you Bijaydi!

cairnlae
07-21-2008, 06:52 PM
humina humina..I need a mighty good man in my mailbox right about now(I just growled that in a southern trucker voice-it was really funny on MY end..LOL)

ScramperSue
07-22-2008, 01:55 AM
I'm sorry i was the hold up everyone...my brain just hasn't been with me much in the past couple of weeks :(

Bijaydi
07-22-2008, 10:21 AM
Don't worry about it, Sue - it all worked out fine! The returns got sent out on time, and we all got to appreciate your art... bonus. :)

ScramperSue
07-24-2008, 01:17 PM
cards rec'd!!!

Big thanks to Bijaydi for hosting! :D
and special thanks to:
dmnh, Asena and katilady :)
thanks all...off to do my duty!!

Bijaydi
07-24-2008, 01:22 PM
Oh wow! That was fast! I'm so excited... our first happy swap participant! :jiggy:

Well, second if you count me.

:jiggy: <-me

katilady
07-24-2008, 01:22 PM
Woot! Hope mine are here today!

katilady
07-24-2008, 07:20 PM
WOOT! Great cards from: ScramperSue, AmyFaerie, and Baleau! I love all of them! Many thanks to Bijaydi for being the most awesome-ist hostess!



Gotta get over this 'woot' thing!

cairnlae
07-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Got mah menfolk today...whoowhoo!!You did such a good job BJD!!!!And I love our 2 fer 2 cards as well!!I'll leave seperate FB for them(but I think I'll have to wait 24 hrs to do the second one..)> I got SUPERB cards from bijaydi herself,amyfaerie, and lori.rn!!!

Bijaydi
07-25-2008, 01:46 AM
WOOT!

cairnlae
07-25-2008, 12:56 PM
awkward. :wub:

Bijaydi
07-25-2008, 01:50 PM
Haha Karen - that's going to be the theme of my next swap. AWKWARD! :embarrassed:

katilady
07-25-2008, 01:56 PM
WOOT!

LMAO!

OriginalYouth
07-25-2008, 02:48 PM
WOOT for men from Cairnlae, Lori.rn and HHC! Great work, ladies, and kudos to Bethanannananannniebananie on her first hosting gig!

HHC
07-25-2008, 08:52 PM
Woohoo...my men have arrived! Great cards from dmnh, asena and original youth! I love them all! Thanks to our wonderful hostess!!!! You rock! I'm off to leave i-trader and rep points. :)

Bijaydi
07-26-2008, 12:29 PM
Check out the swap gallery to see your MAN ART! :D

dmnh
07-27-2008, 08:38 PM
My men arrived a few days ago...not sure exactly which day as I was gone all week. The poor fellas sat in my mailbox in the blazing sun for at least two days... they seem to all be fine though for the ordeal!
Special thanks to Bethany for hosting this wonderful swap and thanks also to Asena for The Red Baron--love him! Thanks to Katilady for The Good Doc Has Quite The Ego! --Very nice fellow! And Thanks also to Wigbag for Pretty Boy--excellent ATC! I love them all!
I am off now to leave iTrader and rep points.
Thanks for sending such great cards my way!

OriginalYouth
07-28-2008, 03:36 PM
Beffaninny! Great job on your 1st swap! :D

Asena
07-29-2008, 12:56 PM
I'm not sure when mine arrived, either. I was probably basking in the sun, watching surfer boys... ;)

Huge thanks to Bijaydi for a most excellent swap, and to HHC, dmnh and Wigbag for their wonderful men!

Bijaydi
07-29-2008, 01:28 PM
I'm so glad these are all finding their new homes! Thanks for the warm fuzzies, my pretties (and one manny). All of you made this swap so fun for me, too. You set the bar high for my future swap participants. :D

Bijaydi
08-06-2008, 04:43 PM
I've heard back from most everybody... has anyone NOT received their returns yet? I'll wait to hear back for another couple days and then wrap this baby up.

Success! Thanks for making this a great first swap, everybody!