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Katxena
05-02-2008, 09:57 AM
In the Garden Chunky Book Swap!

Swap Due Date - June 23, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - June 2, 2008
Returns mailed - June 30, 2008
Number of Pages - 4 for 4 OR 8 for 8
Number of participants - 35 maximum

This swap is closed! Thank you for your interest!


This is a 4 for 4 OR 8 for 8 swap for 4x4 inch (10 x10 cm) Chunky Book Pages. The theme is "In the garden" which you are can interpret freely. Veggie gardens, flower gardens, pond gardens, rock gardens, cactus gardens, formal gardens, wild gardens -- all are welcome! You will make and send 4 pages or 8 pages, and you will receive an equal number in return.

There is no iTrader requirement for this swap -- anyone can join! If you've never done a chunky page swap before, this would be an excellent way to try them out without a huge commitment.

Artwork: All media are welcome, however if you work with digital or photographic media, please alter them further with another media. Each page should be decorated on the front and the back. Your major effort will be made on the front, and your artist information will go on the back (at a minimum: your UserID, the name of this swap, date -- but you can include other information too, as you like). Decorated backs are required, but it's not necessary to make them as detailed or elaborate as the front -- just don't leave them plain!! No copies -- all pages must be original (but may be similar!).

Binding: Leave 1/2 an inch (1.3 cm) on the left side free of embellishments for binding. You will bind your own pages.

Base & Embellishments: Please use a sturdy base for your pages -- cardboard from food boxes, mat or mount board, or several layers of thick cardstock would be ideal. You want the page to stand up by itself without bending. Feel free to use any embellishments you choose -- fibers, chunky bits, beads, whatever! But please do not put any embellishments on the left edge, and use surface embellishments no more than 1/4 of an inch (.6 cm) thick. The page must still function as a page!

Shipping: Please include a large label with your address on it. DO NOT INCLUDE A SASE. I really, really don't want it. I will provide appropriate envelopes for all returns (often by recycling the one you used to send to me!).

Return Postage: ALL participants must pay for their own return postage. You may pay by sending US stamps, well concealed US dollars, or by paypal. Postage amounts for returns are below, and reflect the US postage rate increase that will go into effect on May 12, 2008 (the amount on the left is for 4 pages, the amount on the right is for 8 pages):

US participants: $2.00/$3.00

Canadian participants: $3.00/$4.50

All other participants: $5.00/$6.50

Paypal: If you are using paypal, please send payments to Kristie@papaya-palace.com, and make sure to include your userID and this swap name in the note area. If you use paypal send an extra $0.75 to cover their fee.

Multiple swaps: If you are in more than one swap I am hosting at the same time, you can combine your shipments to me. When I receive them, I will be separating them, so please group the swaps in your envelope some how (putting them in separate ziplock baggies or separate envelopes inside one outer envelope works great!). Don't forget to send a mailing label and postage for each swap. If I am able to combine shipments of your returns, I will send back or refund your postage, but I can't promise I will be able to combine your returns.


Participants

A (P) after a person's name indicates their postage has been sent, by whatever method.

1. Carole Cadek (P) -- received 8
2. PaperFairys (P) -- received 4
3. ElectaBlue (p) -- received 8
4. BlueBelle235 (p) -- received 4
5. Art4MySanity (p) -- received 8
6. Robin (P) -- received 4
7. Pennyquilter (p) -- received 4
8. Jonquil (p) -- received 4
9. dmnh (p) -- received 4
10. amyfaerie (p) -- Received 4
11. spunkygal (p) -- Received 4
12. Lyndah (p) -- Received 4
13. kneisi07 -- Received
14. MissKoolAid (p) -- Received 4
15. grrrjules (p) -- Received 4
16. Gezza (p) -- received 8
17. TherapyArtist (p) -- Received 8
18. JetLeg -- Received 8
19. Lise Bu (p) -- Received 8
20. stormarela (p) -- Received 8
21. Batraplume (p) -- Received 8
22. lildebi (p) -- received 8
23. Siena -- received 4
24. Heymaggie (p) -- received 8
25. JoyFlower (p) -- Received 4


Examples: Top row made by Grrrdjules, ElectaBlue. Middle row made by art4mysanity, Carol Cadek. Bottom row made by amyfaerie.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2009/2494162251_ac378e20cc.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13689&w=l

Carole Cadek
05-02-2008, 10:04 AM
I would like to join, please :)

Katxena
05-02-2008, 10:05 AM
Welcome Carole!

Paperfairys
05-02-2008, 10:31 AM
Can i join please ?

I will paypal you when i send my stuff off :)


elaine x

ElectaBlue
05-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Can I please join, also? This is one of my favorite themes.

Katxena
05-02-2008, 10:42 AM
Welcome PaperFairys and ElectaBlue!

(Electa, whenever I see a post from you, I still sing that Mountain Goats song to myself "Best ever death metal band outta Denton." It's a sad song.)

Bluebelle235
05-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Please may I join. Thank you !!

Katxena
05-02-2008, 10:47 AM
Welcome Bluebelle!!!

art4mysanity
05-02-2008, 11:05 AM
Oh, please count me in, pretty please.:yes:

Katxena
05-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Welcome art4mysanity! :)

OriginalYouth
05-02-2008, 11:46 AM
JERK. No more chunkies! I'm going to hold off on the temptation as long as possible. (runs and hides)

Katxena
05-02-2008, 12:08 PM
JERK. No more chunkies! I'm going to hold off on the temptation as long as possible. (runs and hides)

You can try to hide. But the chunkies will find you!

Robin
05-02-2008, 01:58 PM
I would love to try this! Sign Me Up?

Katxena
05-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Absolutely -- what garden would be complete without a Robin?

Katxena
05-02-2008, 04:21 PM
I will be doing a second round of this -- it will start in june. I hope you might be able to join that one!

Pennyquilter
05-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Me too, please!

Katxena
05-02-2008, 06:20 PM
Welcome Pennyquilter!

jonquil
05-02-2008, 06:32 PM
Can I play please

LuvLoz
05-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Oh, I really want to sign up but I think I'll have to come back later in May once I see how I go with Uni.

Paperfairys
05-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Thank you :)

I absalutley love the whimsy garden art ive seen recently and the cartoony pics.
As well as the beautiful watercolour garden scapes.

elaine x

Katxena
05-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Welcome Jonquil!

LuvLoz, I hope you can join us! :0

dmnh
05-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Sign me up for this one! My actual garden got put onhold for this year, so I would LOVE to create some pages for a garden book instead!
Donna

Katxena
05-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Bummer about your garden! I've been working in mine all day! Welcome to the swap!

amyfaerie
05-05-2008, 04:23 PM
mee! yay!

Katxena
05-05-2008, 10:02 PM
Awesome! Welcome to the garden Amy!

art4mysanity
05-06-2008, 12:37 PM
I love this theme so I started right away. Here's a few I've done so far.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2469450331_a9309233a4_t.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2470269968_4503ba5603_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2469448931_e04b5ce378_t.jpg

Katxena
05-06-2008, 01:13 PM
Oh pretty! I like the green one with the birds the best, but they are all perfect for this theme!

inkadinkado
05-06-2008, 11:20 PM
i'm really debating on this . . . i'm always afraid to do chunkies . . . i'll ponder some more and check back with you . . .

Katxena
05-07-2008, 11:50 AM
inkadinkado, this is a great way to try chunkies without a huge commitment. I hope you join us!

spunkygal
05-09-2008, 02:32 PM
i would like to join ... pretty please

Katxena
05-09-2008, 06:14 PM
Welcome spunkygal! Glad to have you with us.

Lyndah
05-09-2008, 06:20 PM
Hi,

I thought I had posted earlier that I'd like to join this one. Please....

Lynda

Katxena
05-09-2008, 08:28 PM
Welcome Lyndah! I can't wait to see what you make!

knesi07
05-09-2008, 09:46 PM
ok ok you twisted my arm....sign me up (she says with a huge grin eagerly)

Katxena
05-10-2008, 07:46 AM
I'm so glad you've become a chunker knesi! :) Welcome to the swap
(my garden is soggy today, so I can't work in the real one -- maybe I'll work on these instead!)

amyfaerie
05-12-2008, 08:59 AM
i worked on these over the weekend . . .

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13689&w=l

amyfaerie
05-12-2008, 08:59 AM
I love this theme so I started right away. Here's a few I've done so far.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2469450331_a9309233a4_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2469448931_e04b5ce378_t.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2470269968_4503ba5603_t.jpg

oooh, i love these! esp. the blackbirds!

Katxena
05-12-2008, 09:04 AM
Those are gorgeous Amy! I love those big pink flowers. :)

art4mysanity
05-12-2008, 10:26 AM
Oooooo, Amy, I love you flower pages! The chunkiness of it all. I think I've become a chunkaholic.

knesi07
05-12-2008, 12:19 PM
oh, these pages are all beautiful. i can't wait to start on mine, but that won't happen until the beginning of june.

MissKoolAid
05-12-2008, 01:52 PM
Amy's pages inspired me. Sign me up!

amyfaerie
05-12-2008, 01:55 PM
lol! thanks, guys!

i'm taking pictures this morning, thinking, "HELL! Kat's gonna yell at me for being TOO chunky!" lol! i got a little carried away, but i enjoyed making them more than i thought i would [i was a little afraid of the "garden" theme.]

Katxena
05-12-2008, 04:20 PM
Welcome MissKoolAid! Jump in and join the fun!



i'm taking pictures this morning, thinking, "HELL! Kat's gonna yell at me for being TOO chunky!" lol! i got a little carried away, but i enjoyed making them more than i thought i would [i was a little afraid of the "garden" theme.]

Ha! I'd never yell at you Amy dear. :) I'll admit that I did think "Wow, those pages would make a great *cover* for a chunky book." :) That's how I deal with the super chunked pages I get!!!!

ElectaBlue
05-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Art, I love that blackbird page!

Amy, I love the chunkiness of your pages.

I am also going to have to confess that several of my pages are super chunky, as well. This might end up being a book with several covers! The bloom one here may end up being a creative life one instead:

art4mysanity
05-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Electablue, I hope I get one of your "covers" - they're awesome. I love the layers and the chunkiness of your pages. Can't wait for these returns!

Katxena
05-13-2008, 12:15 PM
Gorgeous work ElectaBlue -- I love the red and green one with the fly! :)

ElectaBlue
05-13-2008, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the comments! They all actually have little insects hidden on them somewhere, just like a real garden. The fly on the red one is particularly lifelike, however.

Robin
05-14-2008, 09:38 PM
My pages are ready and will go out in the mail on Friday.
There is an extra for the hostess!

These were alot of fun, thanks for letting me join.

Katxena
05-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Cute pages Robin! I'll let you know when they have arrived safely.

LuvLoz
05-15-2008, 04:40 AM
Wow, everyone's pages for this are so beautiful!

Katxena
05-15-2008, 09:24 AM
Does that mean you're going to join us Luv?

grrrdjules
05-15-2008, 01:04 PM
Okay, I can't take it anymore - I am in chunky withdrawal - please sign me up!

Katxena
05-15-2008, 01:33 PM
Welcome to the garden Jules! :)

I was working in my real garden last night, shoving things around. I enjoy it, but I really wanted to go create imaginary gardens instead.

Gezza
05-15-2008, 01:56 PM
ArtformySanity says I have to get with the young ones and do chunky, so can you add me on PLEASE????

Katxena
05-16-2008, 08:43 AM
Absolutely. I'm always delighted to bring someone new over to OUR side! :) Welcome to the swap Gezza!

LuvLoz
05-16-2008, 09:22 AM
Does that mean you're going to join us Luv?

I'd love to, but Uni is taking up WAY too much time at the moment. :(

Katxena
05-16-2008, 11:45 AM
I'd love to, but Uni is taking up WAY too much time at the moment. :(

That's totally understandable! We'll miss you!

TherapyArtist
05-16-2008, 02:49 PM
OK, Katxena, I swore I wasn't going to sign up for anymore swaps. You had me at hello. sigh. I love gardening and the chunkies I've seen so far. OK. I'm in!

jetleg
05-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Ok, Katxena....I am in....Therapyartist is twisting my arm....I am in....yes, yes, yes!!!

Katxena
05-16-2008, 04:49 PM
Welcome TherapyArtist and Jetleg! I'm glad you are both joining! :)

art4mysanity
05-16-2008, 08:15 PM
I love it, peer pressure, LOL! Good going Therapyartist!

**off to recruit new chunky converts**

grrrdjules
05-17-2008, 01:45 PM
wooohooo, here we go!!!!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14392&w=o

ElectaBlue
05-17-2008, 03:01 PM
Jules, I LOVE that page!

Katxena
05-17-2008, 03:19 PM
Jules, that's great! Guess what I just did? I planted carrot and beet seeds! :)

grrrdjules
05-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Oooooooooooo Kat, if I could insert Twilight Zone theme here I would!

This is too much fun making these on my lazy long weekend crafty Saturday. And quite possibly Sunday. Perhaps Monday. :rolleyes:

Here is number two
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=14440

Katxena
05-17-2008, 10:38 PM
I just added a bunch of photos to page one as inspiration/examples for this swap! Go take a look! Thanks to all the great artists who let me showcase their work.

LuvLoz
05-20-2008, 01:37 AM
I'm loving all the next examples up on the first page. There is such a range of styles in this swap!

Robin
05-20-2008, 07:56 AM
Have my pages arrived yet?

Katxena
05-20-2008, 08:29 AM
No, not yet Robin! I'll be sure to let you know when they do. I hope they haven't gone astray.:wideeyed:

Carole Cadek
05-20-2008, 11:26 AM
My pages have gone postal! :D

Lise Bu
05-20-2008, 01:13 PM
May I join please (uk) x x

Katxena
05-20-2008, 01:22 PM
Welcome to the garden party Lise Bu!

MissKoolAid
05-20-2008, 07:35 PM
I put up pictures of my chunkies in my gallery tonight. I'll be adding another one to the package (which isn't finished yet) so our wonderful hostess can pick one for herself!

art4mysanity
05-20-2008, 09:49 PM
Great pages MissK!

Katxena
05-20-2008, 10:28 PM
Lovely work MissKoolAid! Gardens are certainly bringing out the *super* chunky side of all of us. :)

I'll let you know when your pages arrive.

stormarela
05-21-2008, 12:26 AM
ohhhh, I shouldn't be here, too many fantastic pages, my resistance is getting weak... I am going to see if I can finish up a few things and maybe I will be back... such good chunky pages in here. Wow!

Katxena
05-21-2008, 08:46 AM
I hope you make it back stormy! :)

MissKoolAid
05-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Ok, I made a 5th page so you can keep one for yourself Katxena (any one you want.) It's in my gallery with the others.

I'll be mailing them tomorrow. Just need to do the backs tonight.

Katxena
05-21-2008, 09:58 PM
Awesome MissKoolAid! Thanks!

I received pages today from Carole Cadek (amazing acrylic paintings!) and Robin (such a sunny, pretty garden!). We're off to a great start!

stormarela
05-22-2008, 12:52 AM
okay, because today I received the most excellent chunkies in the mail from the Creative Life Swap, and a street full of zombies surrounded me and pulled me in, I am here.

Please sign me up. I love chunkies!

art4mysanity
05-22-2008, 01:01 AM
Haha! Yes, those same zombies had been in Miami first and had dragged me in also. LOL. :laugh:

Katxena
05-22-2008, 04:14 AM
Welcome stormarela! It's a good thing these are the good kind of zombies! :)

MissKoolAid
05-22-2008, 09:21 AM
My pages went postal this morning and I just sent you postage via PayPal.

grrrdjules
05-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Here's another... I was going to do 4 but perhaps I'll do 8.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15279&w=o

MissKoolAid
05-22-2008, 10:06 PM
I love the garden gnome!!!

Lise Bu
05-23-2008, 06:56 AM
That is fab jules - i love it x

Katxena
05-23-2008, 08:17 AM
Wow! Awesome garden gnome! :)

Gezza
05-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Jules, that gnome has personality:cool:

Lise Bu
05-25-2008, 01:43 PM
These are my chunkies ready to be posted - 8 for the swap and 1 for our delightful host. I hope you like them x x

6125

MissKoolAid
05-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Fun pages Lise! I especially like the one with the snail.

Gezza
05-25-2008, 02:15 PM
Lovely pages Lisa, the geese one is my favourite.

I have 3 done so far, a long way to go yet!!!!!!!!!!:wubclub:

Gezza
05-25-2008, 03:43 PM
Here are my first 3, fronts and backs

Gezza
05-25-2008, 03:45 PM
and the last page

art4mysanity
05-25-2008, 04:50 PM
Gezza, those are fabulous and the backs are so pretty too!

grrrdjules
05-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Wow, great pages here!!!!!!!! I'm so excited - I took a road trip to Michaels today and got inkjet shrinkydinks sheets!!!!!!!

art4mysanity
05-25-2008, 05:14 PM
Ooooooh, 'can't wait to see what you create with those, Jules.

Katxena
05-26-2008, 07:54 AM
OOOO! Gardeny goodness! These pages all look great!

grrrdjules
05-26-2008, 05:47 PM
There's this Canadian poet whose work I just love http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/rosenblatt/index.html and he did a whole series on flowers and gardens with the one line I can never forget "Bees f*@k flowers". So this is in tribute to him!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15889&w=o

MissKoolAid
05-26-2008, 06:10 PM
There's this Canadian poet whose work I just love http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/rosenblatt/index.html and he did a whole series on flowers and gardens with the one line I can never forget "Bees f*@k flowers". So this is in tribute to him!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15889&w=o

That's hilarious!

Gezza
05-27-2008, 07:10 AM
Jules, You are one Class Act, Every time I see your work I laugh out loud, what a talent.

Here is my latest Garden Gnomehow.

Katxena
05-27-2008, 08:37 AM
Awesome page grrrdjules! And those gnomes are hilarious Gezza! You all are doing great work (as usual) for this swap!

art4mysanity
05-27-2008, 10:28 AM
Gezza, that garden gnome page is too funny! Love it.

ElectaBlue
05-27-2008, 11:14 AM
I just LOVE garden gnomes! Seeing all Grrrdjules and Gezza's pages makes me want a whole garden gnome book.

grrrdjules
05-27-2008, 11:41 AM
Gezza that is hilarious! I want it! Love the doggie too!

amyfaerie
05-27-2008, 11:52 AM
i saw gezza's gnomes in the gallery [sounds like a tongue-twister], and fell in love! it's TOO funny!

amyfaerie
05-27-2008, 11:53 AM
i know, electablue! i'm thinking garden gnome swap . . . lol!

and btw, juli . . . it's not a party until i've embarrassed myself by eating 2/3 of the shrimp ring by myself. :D

ElectaBlue
05-27-2008, 12:00 PM
i know, electablue! i'm thinking garden gnome swap . . . lol!



Maybe I will have to host garden gnomes as my next chunky book swap! Or maybe just gnomes in general would be better.:v_spin:

stormarela
05-27-2008, 01:31 PM
I think there would be an unlimited possibility with just garden gnomes! ... my head is spinning already! ... and today is the day I start working on my garden pages...

Lise Bu
05-27-2008, 03:16 PM
I would love to do a garden gnome chunky book x x let me know if anyone does it - i definately want a place x x x

knesi07
05-27-2008, 10:54 PM
These are my chunkies ready to be posted - 8 for the swap and 1 for our delightful host. I hope you like them x x

6125

nice pages lise bu!

knesi07
05-27-2008, 10:55 PM
Here are my first 3, fronts and backs

lovely pages gezza!

knesi07
05-27-2008, 10:56 PM
Wow, great pages here!!!!!!!! I'm so excited - I took a road trip to Michaels today and got inkjet shrinkydinks sheets!!!!!!!

oh, i bet those are going to be fun, juli!

stormarela
05-28-2008, 12:15 AM
you know I'll have to check out those injet shrinkydinks.. never noticed them before!

Katxena
05-28-2008, 05:13 AM
Yesterday I received pages for this swap from amyfaerie, TherapyArtist and MissKoolAid. What a great start to our swap! Thank you all for the nice extras. :)

grrrdjules
05-28-2008, 12:55 PM
Last but not least...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16115&w=o
Now I can mail these babies out!

MissKoolAid
05-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Glad they made it. Now to wait patiently (or not) for the returns!

stormarela
05-28-2008, 03:15 PM
My garden chunkies are in the envelope and going in the mail today!

art4mysanity
05-28-2008, 03:45 PM
Oh Susan, your pages are like beautiful bouquets!

Batraplume
05-29-2008, 07:13 AM
It's very tempting! Please can I join ? This will be my first chunky pages swap, I hope I'll cope! I'll pay the return postage by Paypall.

Katxena
05-29-2008, 08:21 AM
You are welcome Batraplume! And welcome to ATCsforAll. Please note that the swap deadline is the date when I must receive your pages.

Batraplume
05-29-2008, 10:45 AM
June 23, is that right?

Katxena
05-29-2008, 10:55 AM
Yep, the pages need to be in my hands by June 23. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about the swap or ATCsforAll.

lildebi
05-29-2008, 04:58 PM
please sign me up for this swap. Thanks:)

grrrdjules
05-29-2008, 05:21 PM
lildebi, that's great; I love the stuff in your gallery!!!

Katxena
05-30-2008, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the party lildebi!!!

dmnh
05-31-2008, 04:57 PM
I'll be starting on my pages this evening. All the pages shown thus are fabulous!

Siena
05-31-2008, 06:54 PM
Hi,
Would it be alright if I joined? I've already sketched the pages out... now I just need to make them! I love the garden theme... excitedly planting my own garden right now... By the way, this is my first chunky, but this seems to be a good one to begin with.
Thanks,
Siena

Katxena
05-31-2008, 07:42 PM
Of course you can join Siena! And please feel free to ask me any questions you have!

Jean
05-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Good grief, some seriously fabulous eyecandy here, y'all! I will have to subscribe to this thread - can't wait to see what y'all come up with next! *wiping drool off keyboard*

heymaggie
06-01-2008, 03:02 AM
I'd like to sign up for this swap. I will make 8 pages if you include me. Thanks!

Katxena
06-01-2008, 07:00 AM
Welcome aboard heymaggie! Glad to have you! :)

stormarela
06-01-2008, 03:24 PM
I'm really looking forward to these returns!

Pennyquilter
06-02-2008, 04:53 PM
I sent my chunkies out today (June 2). The postman asked what was in the package. He should have remembered I was doing "art work" and mailing it, however these are much larger than the normal ones I mail.
:cool:

Katxena
06-02-2008, 05:05 PM
I'll let you know when they arrive PennyQuilter!

lildebi
06-02-2008, 11:59 PM
here is my first page....I still have to chunk it up, but I wanted to post it now. I spent the last few hours on it and just couldn't wait to share it.

Batraplume
06-03-2008, 02:26 AM
I wish I could draw like you!! it's gorgeous!
I made a sunflower theme page too :)

stormarela
06-03-2008, 03:06 AM
yay for sunflowers, they are my weakness... I love em!

Katxena
06-03-2008, 05:51 AM
Gorgeous page lildebi! :)

Stormarela's pages arrived safe and sound yesterday. They are so great -- lovely details in these. Thank you for the extra page!

lildebi
06-03-2008, 07:10 AM
here is the 2nd one I finished last night...the white dots stand out alot on the words and make them a little hard to read. I am afraid to add any shading to the words right now just in case I make a mistake and ruin it. This also has to be chunked up.

JoyFlower
06-03-2008, 07:18 AM
I'm feeling flowery...can I still sneak in through the side garden gate??

Lise Bu
06-03-2008, 07:23 AM
I've just sent my payment by paypal hun - can you let me know when you get it please x x

knesi07
06-03-2008, 07:38 AM
lildebi-
i love your flower pages. i also wish i could draw like that! beauties!:)

Katxena
06-03-2008, 08:16 AM
Thank goodness I forgot to lock that gate! Welcome to the garden party JoyFlower!! :)

LiseBu, your payment just arrived!

LuvLoz
06-04-2008, 04:18 AM
Lildebi - those two pages are stunning, fantastic work!

grrrdjules
06-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Great pages lildebi!

amyfaerie
06-04-2008, 11:56 AM
great pages . . . and lucky joyflower squeezed in before the gate was latched!

Bluebelle235
06-05-2008, 01:42 AM
My pages will be in the mail tomorrow. I have uploaded pics into my gallery.

There are four plus 1 for the hostess.

Katxena
06-05-2008, 05:57 AM
Lovely romantic pages Bluebelle! Thank you for the extra.

I received pages yesterday from Pennyquilter and Paperfairys! Such great sunshiney gardens, both of you! Thank you for the extras.

knesi07
06-05-2008, 07:41 AM
bluebelle-
your pages are very nice, like kat said, romantic. starting mine today.

ElectaBlue
06-05-2008, 10:37 PM
I think I have mine finished. Here is a sneak peek at one, and you can see a few others in my gallery:

MissKoolAid
06-05-2008, 10:44 PM
I think I have mine finished. Here is a sneak peek at one, and you can see a few others in my gallery:
I love all the colours in your pages. The one with the ants made me laugh. ;)

grrrdjules
06-06-2008, 12:23 AM
Oh crap, I'd better get mailing!

Katxena
06-06-2008, 09:28 AM
Yes, if you are outside the US, think about mailing soon! I'll be sending out reminders next week!

ElectaBlue, that page is gorgeous! I'm off to peek in your gallery now!

Siena
06-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Hi all --

Checking in, so you know I'm still alive. These chunky pages (my first ever) are killing me! Anyway, I've finally completed the first one (the other three are partially done). Here it is, if I can make this attachment work... never tried it in a thread before.

Katxena
06-06-2008, 12:48 PM
Siena, that page is awesome! I can't wait to see all 4 of them!!!

Siena
06-06-2008, 01:25 PM
Ok, back with my second page. Sorry for uploading them one at a time, but it's keeping me motivated to finish them off!

Page number two: "Butterfly Garden"

Batraplume
06-06-2008, 02:04 PM
Siena, your work is gorgeous. I love the heart of the flowers on your 1st page! Well done!

spunkygal
06-06-2008, 07:29 PM
Hi, My garden creations will be in the mail tomorrow. posted a pic in my gallery.

spunkygal

Batraplume
06-07-2008, 06:53 AM
I love it!! I posted a comment on your gallery

knesi07
06-07-2008, 08:55 AM
nice pages siena and spunkygal!

Katxena
06-07-2008, 05:17 PM
I received pages yesterday from Lyndah. Lovely purple flowers!

LuvLoz
06-08-2008, 03:52 AM
Oh, those three pages just posted are so lovely! You all make me so jealous that I'm not able to take part in this one, the books will be so beautiful.

jonquil
06-08-2008, 06:04 AM
Here are my first three pages - have one more to go

Katxena
06-08-2008, 06:24 AM
I love the purple one, jonquil!

lildebi
06-08-2008, 10:28 AM
okay, I spent all day yesterday completing the chunky embellishments for my pages and finally they are all done and ready to mail. See my gallery for images.

Batraplume
06-08-2008, 01:33 PM
Wowww!!!! I have no words to tell how much I loooove your pages!! You're talented!! :notworthy:

I also spent the day finishing my pages, I'll probably send them on Tuesday. I'll post photos soon

grrrdjules
06-08-2008, 03:35 PM
Wicked pages lildebi!!! I'm going to see who I need to bribe to get that artichoke one:P:jiggy:

knesi07
06-08-2008, 08:40 PM
beauties lildebi! i love the purple coneflower w/the butterfly!

lildebi
06-08-2008, 09:51 PM
beauties lildebi! i love the purple coneflower w/the butterfly!

Thank you. That is my favorite one:)

Siena
06-08-2008, 10:49 PM
Hi, just wanted you to know that I'm finishing up my last one tonight and will put them in the mail tomorrow.

Thanks,
Siena

P.S. Stunning work, lildebi and jonquil :)

Katxena
06-09-2008, 05:12 AM
Beautiful lildebi! :)

heymaggie
06-09-2008, 08:51 AM
I've started my Garden Chunky pages. Here are the first two:

Katxena
06-09-2008, 09:35 AM
HeyMaggie, those are pretty. I like the green background a lot.

Siena
06-09-2008, 11:32 AM
Ok, last page is done! Now all I need to do is make sure the backs are done, and pop them in the mail. Katxena, would you pm me your address?

Here ya go, the third one which I forgot to post before, and the fourth... just finished this morning!

HHC
06-09-2008, 11:34 AM
I am so enjoying the chunky pages you all are creating! Now I wish I'd tried this, I've never done a chunky page before, and love this theme. Thanks for all the eye candy. :)

ElectaBlue
06-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Siena, I just love the one with the little blue flower dangling from it!

Lildebi, I love ALL of yours.

MissKoolAid
06-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Ok, last page is done! Now all I need to do is make sure the backs are done, and pop them in the mail. Katxena, would you pm me your address?

Here ya go, the third one which I forgot to post before, and the fourth... just finished this morning!

I love that last one with the stuffed flower hanging from it!

Batraplume
06-10-2008, 01:15 PM
Heymaggie, I like all these flowers on your pages!

Siena, my favorite is the first one!

Katxena, I mailed my 8 pages today, you should get them next week (I hope!)

Batraplume
06-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Here are my pages...

Siena
06-10-2008, 06:16 PM
Batraplume! Fantastic pages! I think my very favourite is the water garden, closely followed by the carrot and sunflower pages. Great job!

art4mysanity
06-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Oh man, I'm getting hyped! I love every page on this thread! Mine are going out in tomorrow's mail as I have to pack them up tonight. Here's some of mine:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2570160237_5d77f11297_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2570160231_54cbd53ef3_t.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2055/2566541966_493a1175db_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2566539726_4d3a2f8aac_t.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/2552073469_46b52aa1ea_t.jpg

stormarela
06-11-2008, 02:16 PM
WOW, I've just drooled over all the eye candy in here. LOVE the garden pages, so many variations! The books will be so pretty.

grrrdjules
06-11-2008, 03:21 PM
Mine are officially on the way.

Siena
06-11-2008, 07:06 PM
Beautiful work, art4mysanity!

Katxena, my parcel is officially on its way to you as of this afternoon. She said airmail should take about a week. Hope she's right :)

Heidi

Katxena
06-11-2008, 07:45 PM
I'm on high alert for everyone's pages! :)

I got pages from Lise Bu today -- pretty flowers! Thank you for the extra page.

knesi07
06-11-2008, 10:41 PM
mine will be on their way by Monday am. i'll probably express it to you.

Batraplume
06-12-2008, 07:01 AM
art4mysanity, your pages are gorgeous (I looked on your Flickr gallery)!! Maybe my two favorites are the "bloom" and "little flying friend" pages but they are all great! I like your style, you are talented!

Gezza
06-12-2008, 03:38 PM
My pages have all been sent today, hopefully they'll get there on time.:twitcy:

art4mysanity
06-12-2008, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the kind compliments Siena and Batraplume! I'm all giddy about getting these returns.

jonquil
06-12-2008, 04:58 PM
Mine will be in the mail today

Katxena
06-12-2008, 07:10 PM
I received pages today from Spunkygal! They are fabulously fabricy! :)

Katxena
06-16-2008, 07:49 PM
I got pages today from Electablue and lildebi. Awesome colors and chunky bits, both of you! Thank you for the extra pages.

Katxena
06-17-2008, 08:41 PM
Today was a big, big mail day. I received packages from jonquil (gorgeous colors!), grrdjules (so cute!), geeza (a flora explosion!), sienna (lots of texture!), and bluebelle (peachy goodness!). It is such a privilege to be able to see all this art in person. Thank you all for the extras you sent.

heymaggie
06-17-2008, 10:03 PM
Mine went out today Priority mail so they should get to you before the weekend.

jetleg
06-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Wow...everyones pages are wonderful...

jetleg
06-18-2008, 08:55 PM
Mine are all done...Here is all of them but one...I scanned it wrong, oops

jetleg
06-18-2008, 09:06 PM
Here is the last one...

grrrdjules
06-18-2008, 11:46 PM
Jeanette these are gorgeous - they look so rich and layered. This swap has such variety. I wonder how many here actually garden... me, I suck at it.

grrrdjules
06-18-2008, 11:48 PM
How crude of me. Allow me to rephrase: "I am horticulturally challenged".

jetleg
06-18-2008, 11:52 PM
Julie,

I have similar challenges, I think I once even killed fake flowers. I did however once upon a time have a little tiny postage stamp size vegetable garden, I loved it.

Katxena
06-19-2008, 05:19 AM
I garden! Mostly veggies, although I do have one flower bed.

I love those pages jetleg!

knesi07
06-19-2008, 08:18 AM
my gardening is left to my gardener (my landscaper)...when he comes to cut the grass he is always trying to talk me into putting this here and that there...forget it! i once put some flowers in and forgot to water! my best bet are perennials that i don't have to worry about, such as hosta! got a lot of those!

anyway...my pages are done, just have to scan...going postal this afternoon!

art4mysanity
06-19-2008, 01:28 PM
I used to garden avidly - flowers, foilage plants, orchids - then Hurricane Wilma blew it all away (or trashed it beyond repair.) I was so discouraged, I haven't done it since.

Jetleg's pages are so awesome!

MissKoolAid
06-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Beautiful pages.

As for gardening, I live in an apartment and don't have access to a real garden so I try to get a few plants growing in pots (my yellow pepper plant that I started from seeds is now blooming... here's hoping!)

knesi07
06-19-2008, 08:12 PM
ok ladies-
here are my pages...enjoy! i really enjoyed making these!

grrrdjules
06-19-2008, 08:16 PM
Oh wow, I love that blue!!!! Amazing job knesi07.

knesi07
06-19-2008, 08:58 PM
thank juli!

Katxena
06-19-2008, 08:58 PM
I love your bugs knesi07! :)

I received pages today from HeyMaggie and Art4MySanity. Great pages, both of you. Thank you for the extras.

knesi07
06-19-2008, 09:01 PM
thanks kristie! went postal this afternoon...priority

jetleg
06-19-2008, 09:38 PM
Chunkies are so nifty...I plan on binding my "In the Garden Pages' and sitting outside and looking at them while I daydream about a real "live" garden.

I am already haunting the post office box, I guess i am a bit early, eh???

knesi07
06-19-2008, 09:53 PM
ahhh jetlag....they will arrive soon, in the meantime, how are you going to bind your pages? i'm always curious...have you made a cover for your book, or will you just pick a random page to go 1st and serve as the cover?

Katxena
06-20-2008, 01:47 AM
I always make a page for my book, sometimes I use it as the cover, sometimes not. Every now and then I get a really awesome page in a swap that is super-chunked. It's just beyond any reasonable thing that could be a "page" -- I've found that these make awesome covers, because they are usually opulent expressions of whatever the theme for the swap is. If I get more than one super-chunked page, I flip one around backwards and use if as a back cover.

heymaggie
06-20-2008, 02:38 AM
I'm so glad to hear you got them on time!

Batraplume
06-20-2008, 02:50 AM
Katxena, still nothing from France?? I'm getting worried... :unsure:

knesi07
06-20-2008, 07:57 AM
great cover idea kat!

Katxena
06-20-2008, 09:01 AM
Nothing yet Batraplume. I'll let you know as soon as your pages arrive.

JoyFlower
06-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Mine will be out in today's mail, via whatever method gets them there on time. :)

Katxena
06-23-2008, 09:22 PM
I received pages today from JoyFlower and Batraplume. Thank you both for the extras. I love the way you both tackled these pages. This swap is awesome!

JoyFlower
06-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Oh, I am so glad they made it! I do hope there will be a sequal...I have already dreamed up totally different ideas for the next one!

Katxena
06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Speaking of sequels -- I promised that I would start a sequel to this swap soon after it was finished. Unfortunately, I'm not able to do that right now. I need a break from hosting.

I'm not sure how long my break will be. If anyone would like to take up the reigns and host a sequel, please feel free to do so.

Batraplume
06-24-2008, 07:04 AM
I'm glad and relieved that you received them!

MissKoolAid
06-24-2008, 11:09 AM
For those interested, there is a Garden Gnome Chunky Swap (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3615) going on that could be matched with pages from this swap.

ElectaBlue
06-24-2008, 12:00 PM
Yes, what Miss Koolaid said, come join my garden gnome swap! We have a lot of good players already and we could use a few more.

Katxena
06-24-2008, 03:02 PM
That would be so cool!

Katxena
06-25-2008, 07:35 PM
Dmnh's pages arrived just in time! Gorgeous chunkiness! I'm going to start working on the returns tonight.

Katxena
06-27-2008, 08:34 AM
I just realized that I never posted my pages. These are my very first fabric pages (or fabric cards), made using the tutorial that VintagePix put together on Flicker:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagepix/sets/72157601471472125/

Here's my favorite of the bunch:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=21040&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21040)

The others are in my gallery.

I have not been able to swap these out yet. My job is keeping me busy 12+ hours a day. But I won't have to work this weekend, so I will get these swapped out and mailed by Monday.

MissKoolAid
06-27-2008, 12:24 PM
I can't wait to see my returns!

Batraplume
06-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Your pages are beautiful !

"Bon courage" as we say in French for swapping these out! :wubclub:

Katxena
06-30-2008, 05:04 PM
These returns went postal today! Let's hope for fast mail! The pages people created for this swap were awesome, and I can't wait for you to see them. This is one of the best swaps I've had the privilege to host.

A note on postage: The postage for this swap seems to have confused some people. Many people sent me too much money or too many stamps. If that was the case for you, and if you did not directly instruct me to keep it to use for other returns, I refunded it. Also, there were 12 people who were in both this swap and the Creative Life swap. I was able to combine the returns for 9 of the 12. If you were one of the lucky 9, I refunded some of your postage. So for one reason or another, many of you in the US will find $1-2 in your returns. I will be issuing paypal refunds for some international participants tonight.

For US participants, you will get a refund if you sent me too much or if I combined your returns with the other swap. For non-US participants, you will get a refund if the actual cost of mailing to your country (averaged across all participants from your country) was way off from what I estimated (this was particularly true for Australia), or if you sent me too much money or if I combined your returns.

MissKoolAid
06-30-2008, 05:06 PM
I don't think I had payed too much by Paypal, but in case I did, keep the difference... for your trouble.
Can't wait to see my returns!

JoyFlower
06-30-2008, 05:20 PM
Hooray - pages in the post! Can't wait to see them.

Thanks for your work on this swap!!!

knesi07
07-02-2008, 04:56 PM
yippee...hooray...guess what i got today? yep, the mailman brought me an envelope full of goodies! beautiful blooming garden pages...thanks amyfaerie, elecablue, joyflower, and lildebi...i just love 'em all!

Lyndah
07-02-2008, 05:16 PM
Wow! Got my swaps today. Thanks to stormarela, Mary, art4mysanity and Heymaggie. They were great!

Thanks again to our hostess. Great job!

Lyndah

TherapyArtist
07-02-2008, 06:36 PM
Got two packages today - Creative life and in the Garden. Wow! Beautiful! Everyone really did outdo themselves!

Thanks will come in rep points tomorrow. In the meantime, Kristie, you rock!

Bluebelle235
07-02-2008, 07:27 PM
Kat - if I overpaid the postage, I don't want a refund - thanks!!

Katxena
07-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Thanks Bluebelle!

dmnh
07-02-2008, 08:06 PM
I got my pages today too! Thanks goes out to Kristie for hosting this swap and to jetleg, heymaggie, stormarela and TherapyArtist! Wonderful pages from all of you ladies! I'm off to give rep points for my gorgeous pages!

Pennyquilter
07-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Katxena couldn't have been a better hostess. Now go rest for a while.
Mine came this morning (July 3).
They are from: Mary (TherapyArtist) - ferns with Discover Life (I like the back too with the string beans, corn, etc.
HeyMaggie - "Find the Seed at the Bottom of your Heart and Bring Forth A Flower (Lots of chunky flowers including a button and crochreted flower)
Robin - Hand painted fence with flowers and lots of chunky ribbons.
Skunkygal - Fabric "A Perfect Garden" with dangling charms
Thank you all.
Mary Jean

Robin
07-03-2008, 11:39 AM
I received my beautifull Garden Chunkies Yesterday and I love them all they are just beautifull!

Thanks to Katxena for a wonderfull swap!

Katxena
07-03-2008, 11:44 AM
Yay! I'm glad these are all making it to their new homes. This was a fun swap!

ElectaBlue
07-03-2008, 12:07 PM
I received mine yesterday also! Thank you Katxena!

I am off to leave rep points to thank everyone personally.

Carole Cadek
07-03-2008, 05:27 PM
:yes:My PHENOMENAL returns arrived today!
Thank you for hosting Katxena, and to every one for these fantastic pages! :yes:

Katxena
07-03-2008, 06:47 PM
In the Creative Life Redux swap, some people are getting more than one page from the same artist. I hope I haven't made that same mistake with this swap, but if I did, please PM me about it. I will work with you to fix it.

JoyFlower
07-03-2008, 10:16 PM
Received FABULOUS pages today! What a treat they are all

Thanks again to our lovely hostess! Put your feet up, have a glass of something happy, and celebrate a successful summer swap!! :)

Katxena
07-03-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks joyflower! I'm drinking seltzer water -- I'm a fiend for seltzer water! -- so that counts as happy.

I'm delighted that people are enjoying their returns.

JoyFlower
07-03-2008, 10:40 PM
I love seltzer too... :) Yep...HAPPY WATER! And since it's HOT here, that sounds pretty good!

jetleg
07-04-2008, 12:32 AM
Thank you for the wonderful returns. I received pages from Lisa Bu, CaroleCadek, Electablue and Dmnh. Excellent pages ladies.

Kristie....you are an amazing hostess! Thank you for the fast, friendly hosting job...now rest!

Batraplume
07-04-2008, 07:33 AM
Just got my pages! Thank you for your amazing work, Katxena!
I don't have time to look at all the pages closely right now but I'll be back tonight!

MissKoolAid
07-04-2008, 04:09 PM
Wow! Quick returns! I got beautiful pages from Gezza, TherapyArtist, Siena and HeyMaggie! Thanks Kristie for a wonderful swap!

heymaggie
07-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Katxena, you are really fast at getting returns out! Thanks so much for all your hard work. Also thanks go out for beautiful pages to lisebu, therapyartist, pennyquilter, misskoolaid, dmnh, paperfairys, batraplume, and lyndah! What a beautiful book these will make!