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Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 02:08 AM
Thread is ready close ...
Mid May Pick a Theme Due July 14, 2008
Swap Due Date - July 14th, in my hand Good job, All cards recieved on 15th
Sign up/withdraw date - When full/No withdrawals
Number of Cards - 4 for 4
Number of participants - 30

Mid May PAT


You must have an established positive trader rating of +15 in order to join this swap.
PLEASE read all the instructions and ask questions BEFORE signing up.

This swap contains 6 groups of 5 members.
3 Groups are for easy themes ONLY.
2 Groups are for regular themes~please supply a link for any unknown themes.
1 Groups for challenging themes~please supply a link for any unknown themes.
Sign ups end when all spots are filled.
To make things fair please do not join more than 2 groups.
You must be willing to work on all the other themes in your group!

CARDS are to be in my hands on/before July 14th
Please do not over commit yourself and contact me asap if there is a problem.

Instructions:
1. Sign up for no more than 2 groups and choose a theme for each one.
2. Once you sign up you can’t withdraw, as some artist start their cards immediately.
3. Make a card for each of the members of your group in their chosen theme; you then receive 4 cards of your chosen theme in return.
4. Make sure that your AFA user name, who you made the card for and the group number are on the back of each card.
5. All mediums are welcome, just PLEASE NO heavy and bulky embellishments!
6. I will supply envelopes. Please include loose stamps for your returns.
US participants should send a minimum of 59 cents postage.
International members, I will cover the postage.
7. PM your address to me when you Sign Up.

As this is a swap where you make cards for each person please ensure you DO NOT over-commit yourself.

These are my cards for group one. ;)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14761&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14808&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14756&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14759&w=o


Group 1 Easy
1. Linda4atc ... mermaids
2. Luvloz ... landscapes
3. adifferentstory ... butterflies
4. chardonnay1965 ... clowns
5. paperfairys ... whimsical trees

Group 2 Easy
1. paperfairys ... modern cute fairies
2. jonquil ... sunsets
3. katilady ... skulls
4. lynn101 ... landscapes
5. LilyLemon ... owls

Group 3 Easy
1. j Klee ... Hearts
2. Lily Lemon ... whimsical fairies
3. Trini70 ... flamingos
4. Maxie23 ... birds or birdhouses
5. citykitten ... cats

Group 4 Regular
1. Luvloz ... fairy tales
2. ilmsykma ... Alice in Wonderland
3. lynn101 ... horses
4. Ria ... vintage children
5. miss ... reading

Group 5 Regular
1. PaulineT ... funky lizards
2. Maxie23 ... unicorns
3. Elena ... lightouses
4. mynameisJenn ... sealions
5. VickiZ ... fauns

Group 6 Changed to EASY
1. Seekingforart ... sunflowers
2. Midnightcreations ... circus
3. Icequeen07 ... moons
4. Vickiz ... mermen
5. Linda4atc ... birds

LuvLoz
05-03-2008, 06:44 AM
Yay! I love PAT's. Can I please go in an easy group with landscapes, and a regular grup with fairy-tales? Thanks.

adifferentstory
05-03-2008, 06:49 AM
Can I go in an easy group with butterflies please?

Chardonnay1965
05-03-2008, 07:23 AM
oh can I play too please..???
I wanna be in an easy group please..not sure of my theme yet though..:D

jonquil
05-03-2008, 07:40 AM
Can I be in an easy group with sunsets please

Paperfairys
05-03-2008, 12:37 PM
can i be in 2 groups please ?

id love : whimsical trees eg : http://www.bullseyecalendars.com/images/products/1178133506Trees%20copy.jpg


and modern cute fairies eg :
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/1616817361_b9d67d43ee.jpg


elaine :wubclub:

Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 01:27 PM
Wow this is awsome!!! I've never hosted a PAT and this is filling fast. Welcome Luvloz, adifferentstory, chardonnay, jonquil, and paperfairys!!!

adifferentstory
05-03-2008, 01:36 PM
This is any medium isn't it Linda?

katilady
05-03-2008, 01:48 PM
I would like to sign up for group 2. can I come back with a theme?

Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 01:57 PM
This is any medium isn't it Linda?

Yes since it's my first time hosting a PAT, I decided to keep it really simple. so any medium works.

welcome katilady!

adifferentstory
05-03-2008, 02:07 PM
Phew I started to worry LOL

lynn101
05-03-2008, 03:42 PM
I would love to play! Please add me to an easy group with Landscapes and a regular group with Horses as my theme.

Thanks!

Lynn

Ria
05-03-2008, 03:59 PM
I would like regular group please - theme Vintage Children

ilmsykma
05-03-2008, 04:57 PM
i'd like to be in group 4-regular with an alice in wonderland theme please

Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 05:05 PM
LOL no worries adifferentstory

WELCOME lynn101, Ria, and ilmsykma

LuvLoz
05-03-2008, 05:47 PM
I like the way my two groups are shaping up. It's always a bit scary being the first to sign up, never know what else you'll get to try making. Yay, so excited. :)

Chardonnay1965
05-03-2008, 06:06 PM
mmm..can I have clowns as my theme please..:D..thanks Linda..

miss
05-03-2008, 08:13 PM
Group 4, please... my theme is reading

Lily Lemon
05-03-2008, 08:13 PM
CAn I be in an easy group? My choice would be owls. Thanks!

Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 09:13 PM
I like the way my two groups are shaping up. It's always a bit scary being the first to sign up, never know what else you'll get to try making. Yay, so excited. :)

I know what you mean it makes me nervous to. Glad the group pleases you Luv.

WELCOME Miss and LilyLemon

PaulineT
05-03-2008, 10:35 PM
I'd like a spot in group 5 - Regular please.

Theme: Funky lizards
Pauline

Linda4atc
05-03-2008, 10:53 PM
WELCOME PaulineT

Paperfairys
05-04-2008, 10:22 AM
Thank you for adding me :)


elaine x

jklee
05-04-2008, 04:18 PM
I'd like to be in group 3 please, my theme is hearts; I'd love to receive cards in mixed media, but with no stickers please.

katilady
05-04-2008, 05:02 PM
I have decided on a theme: SKULLS!
YAY for creepy! :jiggy:

Linda4atc
05-04-2008, 05:14 PM
LOL, ok hun skulls it is.

maxie23
05-04-2008, 05:23 PM
Sign me up for group 4 with birds and/ or birdhouses and regular group 5 with unicorns,please.

trini70
05-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Okay, I'll take a spot in group #3. My theme is.....oh I can't decide. I'll let you know asap.

Lily Lemon
05-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Linda, pmed you about joining another group. let me know! :)

Lily Lemon
05-05-2008, 11:44 AM
Thanks, Linda! Don't forget to add Trini to our group #3! :)

Linda4atc
05-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Oooops was so busy with the Collage a thon yesterday I didn't get around to checking for updates.

Welcome LilyLemon, Trini70 and Maxie23 !!! Maxie group 4 is full I put you in group 3 with the other girls, let me know if this does not work for you.

Elena
05-05-2008, 04:00 PM
I would like to join group 5. My theme will be lighthouses.

Linda4atc
05-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Welcome Elena, I've added you. I'm amazed at how fast this is filling up.

trini70
05-05-2008, 07:19 PM
I decided. My theme will be flamingos.

mynameisJenn
05-05-2008, 08:28 PM
I would love to join group 5, my theme being sealions.

Linda4atc
05-05-2008, 09:27 PM
Updated for trini

Welcome Jenn

Vicki Z
05-06-2008, 07:19 AM
I would love to join Group 5, my theme is fauns.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faun

citykitten
05-06-2008, 08:46 AM
Hello - I have finally got 15 iTrader points, so I am now able to join a PAT! yay
Anyway my I please joing group 3? My theme is cats.

Linda4atc
05-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Wow everything except the challenging theme is full already.

Citykitten congratulations on your itrader points and WELCOME to you and Vicki.

To all the people new to Pick a theme swaps remember that there is no withdrawing from this type of swap. Th reason is that people may have already made a card just for you. Have fun everyone and don't wait till the last minute to get them mailed out. hugs, Linda

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 07:40 AM
Linda,
would you mind putting my "faun" link on the first page with my theme.
I have already been asked what "faun" is, and I am not talking about a baby deer.
Thanks, hun!

Linda4atc
05-07-2008, 12:45 PM
I'm so sorry Vicki honey, and anyone who already started on an atc for you. I did not notice the link when you sighned up. my bad ... forgive me please ....

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Don't fret so, hun, I have run into the faun/fawn confusion before which is why I always include a link.
Thanks so much for adding it in!!!:)

ilmsykma
05-17-2008, 06:55 PM
this one's for miss!

Linda4atc
05-17-2008, 10:02 PM
ilmsykma that is a cool card one of those that makes you want to reach out and touch it.

Linda4atc
05-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Elena you beautiful watercards came today. I love my mermaid she is so cute!

adifferentstory
05-18-2008, 02:28 AM
What a brilliant card ilmsykma. As Linda says it makes you want to touch it and of course read it.

Just checking in. Not made a start on my group yet. I have some ideas floating amongs my 2 brain cells LOL I have some personal trade to finish up first this week and then hopefully by the following week i'll be able to start tackling my group. Not been in a PAT for ages so looking forward to this one.

Vicki Z
05-18-2008, 09:32 AM
GREAT book card ilmsykma

Linda4atc
05-18-2008, 01:41 PM
Just a note folks ... This is really early to say this but I thought I'd let you know. I plan on sending out returns on time and will most likely send out groups early if all cards are recived ahead of time .... :yes:

adifferentstory
05-18-2008, 01:45 PM
I'll make sure mine are in, in plenty of time.

Linda4atc
05-18-2008, 01:49 PM
... as I open mouth and remove foot .... ADS hun I didn't mean to put presure on you or anyone ...LOL ... not for another month anyways ... hugs ...

adifferentstory
05-18-2008, 01:51 PM
I know that Linda. I like to get swaps in early and I don't think swaps should be held up for anyone. That is one rule I stick to in my swaps.

katilady
05-18-2008, 05:57 PM
Here is Paperfairy's 'Modern Cute Fairy', I hope you like her:

Lily Lemon
05-20-2008, 12:41 PM
I'm kinda stuck on a few for now. I hope I come to understand better the difference between "easy" and "regular" themes as I'm finding a few of the "easy" themes to be a little challenging! I've had a few false starts but I'm hopeful!:)

seekingforart
05-21-2008, 07:20 PM
If you consider to change group 6 from Challenging to Regular please let me know!

midnitecreations
05-22-2008, 09:27 AM
If you consider to change group 6 from Challenging to Regular please let me know!

Yeah, me too. I'm not up to a challenging theme, but I'd sign up for a regular or easy theme.

Linda4atc
05-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Ok I made the last group an Easy one and I just need the themes for you two.

midnitecreations
05-22-2008, 12:52 PM
Thanks for changing the category. My theme is circus

seekingforart
05-22-2008, 12:57 PM
I would like sunflowers as my theme. Thanks again for letting me play:jiggy:

midnitecreations
05-22-2008, 01:09 PM
I would like sunflowers as my theme. Thanks again for letting me play:jiggy:

man, I almost picked that theme!

Linda4atc
05-22-2008, 01:20 PM
Cool I have it updated thank you both for joining. I'm thinking about tking a spot but I want to leave it open for others for awhile.

icequeen07
05-23-2008, 02:07 AM
hi can i join the last easy group and do moons, please

Vicki Z
05-23-2008, 07:47 AM
May I sign up for the last easy group. My theme is Mermen.

Linda4atc
05-23-2008, 02:44 PM
Hi welcome Icequuen and Vicki. I think I'll take the last spot, lol, so groups are full.

adifferentstory
05-24-2008, 02:57 PM
I still haven't made a start on mine. My good intentions did not work out. I found a few more pressing things LOL

Linda4atc
05-24-2008, 08:59 PM
LOL well the due date on your swap is like a month before mine and I just mailed yours out (it is kind of late me), LOL I don't think you have to worry for awhile hun.

adifferentstory
05-25-2008, 03:35 PM
Yer I know I have plenty of time but i'm such an early bird usually LOL

seekingforart
05-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Good thing group 6 was changed from Challenging to Easy LOL! Here are my cards I hope everyone likes what I came up with!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15716&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15717&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15718&w=ohttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=15719&w=o

katilady
05-26-2008, 12:24 AM
Those are awesome!

midnitecreations
05-26-2008, 12:41 AM
oh wow, these are really great seekingforart. Love my circus card.

Ria
05-26-2008, 05:42 AM
I will be mailing my cards our tomorrow.

Piccieshttp://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL491/9084300/18779051/318803858.jpg

As a couple of cards have embellishments, and one has a heavy embellishment, I have also inc $1 and stamps to help with post.

adifferentstory
05-26-2008, 07:31 AM
Here are my first two, done with alcohol inks. Sunset over the hills for luvloz and Whimsical tree for papaerfairys.

Vicki Z
05-26-2008, 10:54 AM
seekingforart,
GREAT cards. That is a very cool clown! also, LOVE my AWESOME merman. He is SPECTACULAR.

adifferentstory
05-26-2008, 11:24 AM
Great cards Ria.

Linda4atc
05-26-2008, 12:51 PM
Wow these are some fantastic cards!!! I am so lucky because I get to see them all up close!

ilmsykma
05-26-2008, 05:35 PM
ria, those are great!

katilady
05-26-2008, 07:17 PM
Everyone here is so talented!

Lily Lemon
05-26-2008, 08:40 PM
I'm done with my group 2 ATCs; now for group 3!

katilady
05-26-2008, 11:54 PM
I'm done with my group 2 ATCs; now for group 3!

Can we get a sneak peak? :D

Lily Lemon
05-27-2008, 09:10 AM
They're in my gallery. I thought I'd do it that way in case anyone *didn't* want to peek!

adifferentstory
05-27-2008, 09:33 AM
They are really lovely LL

katilady
05-27-2008, 01:23 PM
They're in my gallery. I thought I'd do it that way in case anyone *didn't* want to peek!

You did a great job! I love my girlie skull!

PaulineT
05-27-2008, 06:14 PM
My cards went postal today for group 5. Hope you all like.

PaulineT

adifferentstory
05-27-2008, 06:21 PM
They are fantastic Pauline.

Linda4atc
05-27-2008, 08:08 PM
My cards went postal today for group 5. Hope you all like.

PaulineT

Well if they don't, they can speak up and I'll keep them :yes:.

Linda4atc
05-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Paperfairys Your cards arrived today, thank you for all the extra cards!

midnitecreations
05-27-2008, 08:51 PM
PaulineT, those are beautiful. Can't imagine anyone not liking them.

Vicki Z
05-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Well, I LOVE mine, and no one else can have it!! HRUMPH!

Great work on all the cards, PaulineT!

seekingforart
05-28-2008, 07:09 AM
PaulineT, I love your cards lucky group 5!

PaulineT
05-28-2008, 05:11 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. They were a lot of fun, challenging too!

PaulineT

miss
05-28-2008, 06:17 PM
I mailed mine today! (I feel so virtuous-- I'm never this early!)

Linda4atc
05-28-2008, 07:01 PM
Well, I LOVE mine, and no one else can have it!! HRUMPH!

Great work on all the cards, PaulineT!

Wellllll ok ..... :wubclub:

katilady
05-28-2008, 11:17 PM
I have Jonquil's sunset drying as I type this! I will post when I can scan it in without damaging it. 2 down 2 to go!

katilady
05-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Thanks to Lily Lemon for her inspiration! I LOVE this card and want to keep it, but I am happy that it's going to Jonquil too. I am not sure if you can notice but it has Perfect Pearls gold all over it, so it's super shimmery!

lynn101
06-01-2008, 11:06 AM
They're in my gallery. I thought I'd do it that way in case anyone *didn't* want to peek!


I love my landscape card! happy dance*

lynn101
06-01-2008, 08:42 PM
I finished my cards for Group 4, I hope they are okay.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16669&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16672&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16670&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=16673&w=s

Well, I'm off to start on group 2! :jiggy:

Linda4atc
06-02-2008, 06:19 PM
Wow to sets of beautiful Goup 5 cards arrived today, mynameisJenn and PaulineT! Thats three in this group already, I may get to send these returns out early if this keeps up.

katilady
06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
I am going to try and have mine done by this weekend when I come over Linda. Keep your fingers crossed I get them all done, although 2 are already finished!

Linda4atc
06-03-2008, 08:55 PM
Awsome Kati I'm really looking foward to it!!

Miss your cards are here and I think my mermaid hostess card is very cute. Thanks hun!!!

jonquil
06-06-2008, 11:53 PM
Here is my first card for group Two - skulls for katilady - i made a digital stamp for it and then used a variety of colours in thee background

katilady
06-06-2008, 11:55 PM
Here is my first card for group Two - skulls for katilady - i made a digital stamp for it and then used a variety of colours in thee background

OMG! I love it Jonquil! Super cool!

jonquil
06-07-2008, 01:42 AM
Here are LilyLemon's Owls - as you can tell I am in quite a colourful mood at the moment - off to think about fairys now

Linda4atc
06-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Thats sweet jonquil

Vicki Z
06-08-2008, 07:08 PM
My cards got mailed today. Please let me know when they arrive safely.

Linda4atc
06-08-2008, 10:56 PM
I sure will hun, Thanks for letting me know ...:rolleyes:

seekingforart
06-09-2008, 11:54 AM
I sent mine last friday!

Linda4atc
06-09-2008, 03:49 PM
Thanks hun, I should go out and get the mail today ... kind of vegging instead ...

trini70
06-10-2008, 04:56 PM
I've got one and a half done so far. I'm a little stumped on the whimsical fairy. If anyone's already done theirs, could you please share. My worry is that it won't be "whimsical" enough. There're so many styles and I'm not into fairies so I don't pay any attention to the differences when I'm looking in the gallery. Any help appreciated.

adifferentstory
06-11-2008, 05:11 AM
I have finished my last two and will be mailing out a week today.

The first one is for you Linda, collage image, metallic acrylic paints and glitter glue
The second one is for Chardonnay1965.
I hope you both like them

katilady
06-11-2008, 10:03 AM
I've got one and a half done so far. I'm a little stumped on the whimsical fairy. If anyone's already done theirs, could you please share. My worry is that it won't be "whimsical" enough. There're so many styles and I'm not into fairies so I don't pay any attention to the differences when I'm looking in the gallery. Any help appreciated.

I posted mine a page or so back!

Linda4atc
06-11-2008, 03:07 PM
I've got one and a half done so far. I'm a little stumped on the whimsical fairy. If anyone's already done theirs, could you please share. My worry is that it won't be "whimsical" enough. There're so many styles and I'm not into fairies so I don't pay any attention to the differences when I'm looking in the gallery. Any help appreciated.

LilyLemon maybe you could help trini with a couple more links to the type of fairies you like???

Linda4atc
06-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Awsome cards Ads I love my mermaid! You are all doing great!

trini70
06-11-2008, 06:22 PM
No, mine is for Lily Lemon in group 3. Thanks though.

Lily Lemon
06-12-2008, 12:26 AM
I just mean cute and cartoony and doodly as opposed to those sexy, scantily clad fairies you sometimes see! Don't worry -- jut have fun!:)

Linda4atc
06-12-2008, 12:29 PM
SeekingforArt your beautiful cards arrived on monday ... My desk was such a mess I didn't want to sort through my mail and just got around to it today. :embarrassed:

Linda4atc
06-12-2008, 12:35 PM
Ria your cards came Monday as well, thank you for adding the ephemra and dollar for the postage, that was sweet.

Lily Lemon
06-12-2008, 01:07 PM
I just posted citykitten's cat, Maxie23's birdhouse and jklee's heart in my gallery if anyone wants to peek. Trini, your flamingo is happenin' today I hope! :)

Lily Lemon
06-12-2008, 03:23 PM
ok! Mr Flamingo is done and is in my gallery!

trini70
06-12-2008, 05:59 PM
I just mean cute and cartoony and doodly as opposed to those sexy, scantily clad fairies you sometimes see! Don't worry -- jut have fun!:)


Oh, okay. That kind I'm sure I can do. Thanks for helping me out.

Lily Lemon
06-12-2008, 06:20 PM
You can even look in my gallery since I do a few whimsical fairies myself!

seekingforart
06-12-2008, 06:32 PM
SeekingforArt your beautiful cards arrived on monday ... My desk was such a mess I didn't want to sort through my mail and just got around to it today. :embarrassed:

Thanks for letting me know!

jklee
06-12-2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks for my gorgeous heart! Love it!!

Chardonnay1965
06-14-2008, 04:56 AM
I have made my first card..It's for Luvloz
Moments 7497

Linda4atc
06-14-2008, 12:20 PM
There are some really lovely cards being made. I hope all of you are having fun with this.:radar:

Vicki Z
06-14-2008, 12:56 PM
Have you received my cards yet? I mailed them almost a week ago, and I am getting worried.

trini70
06-14-2008, 04:57 PM
I have two done. Hearts for jklee and birds for maxie23. Two down two to go!:goofy:

jklee
06-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Love my card Trini!! and the birds are really cute as well!

Linda4atc
06-15-2008, 12:17 AM
Vicki you cards arrived safely, I'm sorry I made you worry.

Sometimes I may skip going to get my mail for a couple days. I promise I will check it more often as we get close to the deadline. I get my mail at a postal store and everything is very safe there till it is picked up. The apartment I live in has awful mailboxes so I do not feel safe getting mail here.

Lily Lemon
06-16-2008, 03:20 PM
Linda -- I mailed both my sets to you already but I just opened my scanner and found Trini's Flamingo! I'll pop it in the mail ASAP! Sorry! Hope it's not confusing. I'll label it clearly.

trini70
06-16-2008, 05:42 PM
Ahhh!:shocked: I guess he just doesn't want to leave you Hilary. Don't worry, I'll give him a good home.;)

Linda4atc
06-17-2008, 01:27 AM
Linda -- I mailed both my sets to you already but I just opened my scanner and found Trini's Flamingo! I'll pop it in the mail ASAP! Sorry! Hope it's not confusing. I'll label it clearly.

No Problem sweetie I just opened your envie, I'll add that rogue Flamingo when he arrives. And thank you for the generouse postage. LOL right now I have 36 not necessarly flat envies from the last 11 days includeing the two collage a thons to mail out. I wonder if bringing chocolate to the post office will help with total ... :err: ...:geek: quess not but it may put the postal workers in a good mood, :laugh:

Linda4atc
06-19-2008, 11:45 PM
How's it going everyone?? It's just a little over three weeks till do dates so anyone not in the USA should probably try to get their cards in the mail this week. I am facing plans to move and told my husband I will have this wrapped up on time. I do not want to be stressing over late arrivals since I will be 160 miles from my mailbox for extended periods of time. Thanks everybody. :radar:

Lily Lemon
06-19-2008, 11:54 PM
I didn't get to the p.o. yet but it's on the top of my list for tomorrow! Sorry!:(

jklee
06-21-2008, 12:19 AM
The PAT cards are first on my to do list for this weekend!

jonquil
06-21-2008, 04:04 AM
Here are my final two cards - Uluru Landscape for Lynn101 & Sea Siren for our hostess

jonquil
06-21-2008, 04:13 AM
the landscape one is a digital stamp I made from a photo I took and then i have used mica pigments behind it to give it colour - the shimmer doesn't really show up in the scan.

they will all be in the post on Monday

jklee
06-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Love the mermaid Lisa!

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 12:18 AM
Great cards the Sea Siren is perfect thank you! I also like your little fireman hat (avatar) jonquil.

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 12:19 AM
Lilly Lemon no need to be sorry yet, you should still get here in plenty of time. hugs ...

Chardonnay1965
06-22-2008, 03:33 AM
I have finished the rest of my cards for group 1
for Adifferentstory 8153

for Linda4ATC 8154

for Linda4ATC 8155

for Paperfairys 8156

hope u all like your cards..I will mail them out tomorrow..
Lorraine

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 04:47 PM
No hun can't bring myself to say I like them.

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 04:47 PM
But I can say they are soooo cute I love them!

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 04:49 PM
you all rock !!! I am getting so many beautifu;l mermaids and other atc's to add to my collection. Also I get to pretend some of these other cards are mine at least for a little longer ... LOL:v_spin:

Chardonnay1965
06-22-2008, 05:07 PM
adifferentstory's one didn't photograph very well..the paper I used is metallic..:D..looks way better in real life..

katilady
06-22-2008, 05:31 PM
Last one's done:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20362&w=l

Linda4atc
06-22-2008, 10:18 PM
Cool card Kati You can send me a pm or call to arrange to get together and give it to me.

katilady
06-22-2008, 11:16 PM
Cool card Kati You can send me a pm or call to arrange to get together and give it to me.

Awesome! Lemme see what my schedule looks like this week...I also have your CAT card! :)

jklee
06-23-2008, 12:18 AM
I'm almost finished, I just need to finish Trini's card...who knew Flamingos would be so difficult to draw :twitcy: The Chubby King for Citykitten, Music Fairy for Lilylemon, and Musical Birdhouse for Maxie23
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20444&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=20444)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20445&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=20445)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20446&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=20446)

Lily Lemon
06-23-2008, 02:03 AM
Cute fairy!

trini70
06-24-2008, 06:46 PM
I got cittykittens card done. Now I just have to get that fairy made.

jklee, thanks for sharing your cards. It helps me to get some inspiration seeing your fairy. I do have an idea though. Now it's just a matter of getting it onto paper. I have confidence in you for my flamingo. It doesn't have to be "realistic" or even drawn. I'm okay w/ collage or whatever.

Linda4atc
06-30-2008, 11:28 PM
Chardonnay and Maxie's cards arrived today ... I'm so excited All cards are here for group 5 so I am going to scan them and I can mail returns to PaulineT, Elena, and MynameisJenn. Maxie and Vicki are in two groups so I will hold onto those for a bit.

Linda4atc
07-01-2008, 12:43 AM
OK Here is Group 5, You all did Great! LOOK AT THESE ....:D
Sea lions for MynameisJenn (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21725) *** Lighthouses for Elena (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21722) *** fauns for VickiZ (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21721) *** Unicorns for Maxie23 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21720) *** funky lizards for PaulineT (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=21719)

Vicki Z
07-01-2008, 07:18 AM
They are all wonderful cards!

trini70
07-01-2008, 05:24 PM
Great cards everyone!

mynameisJenn
07-01-2008, 07:24 PM
Thanks for scanning them Linda, it's really cool to see each artist's rendition of theme next to each other :)

And I can't wait to get my sea lion cards! ;)

Linda4atc
07-02-2008, 02:43 AM
We are just 13 days to the do date are all the international cards mailed yet?

jklee
07-02-2008, 02:53 PM
Mine are on the way!

LuvLoz
07-03-2008, 01:26 AM
My cards went in the mail yesterday, along with your skinny page and collaged bird card.

If anyone wants to check them out, they are all in my gallery.

lynn101
07-03-2008, 06:01 AM
My cards are going postal today :)....who knew it would be so hard to decide on how to do the fairy! Geez...and I'm still not pleased with her...*sigh*...but I ran out of time...*lol*
Thanks so much for hosting!

seekingforart
07-03-2008, 06:33 AM
Luvloz your cards are great! Some lucky people I tell you!

Elena
07-05-2008, 01:44 PM
I received my card today. Thank to everybody in group 5: Maxi23, mynameisjenn, VickyZ, and PaulineT for such beautiful lighthouses. I couldn't be happier :jiggy:

LuvLoz
07-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Elena - aren't you a lucky thing, getting your returns back before the due date has even passed! :)

Linda4atc
07-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Elena - aren't you a lucky thing, getting your returns back before the due date has even passed! :)

:laugh: Well I didn't see any reason to hold cards when they all are in for a person.:yes:

trini70
07-08-2008, 07:02 PM
Whew!! I finally got that fairy done.:err: My cards will be in the mail as soon as I get an address to send to.

jklee
07-08-2008, 08:38 PM
She looks cool Trini!

Linda4atc
07-08-2008, 08:41 PM
Good job Trini anyone else still need my address???

Lily Lemon
07-08-2008, 09:20 PM
That's adorable! Now, why was that so troublesome!? Piece o' cake, right?:yes:


Whew!! I finally got that fairy done.:err: My cards will be in the mail as soon as I get an address to send to.

PaulineT
07-08-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks to all in Group 5 for the funky lizards and thanks to Linda for hosting!

Linda4atc
07-08-2008, 11:51 PM
Oh don't forget that Pick-a-themes are the only swaps where you give itrader to the people who made your cards not just the hostess.

Linda4atc
07-09-2008, 12:42 AM
I know some of the cards are already in the mail but nothing has showed up the last two days ....

Linda4atc
07-09-2008, 06:07 PM
Wooohoooo all cards for group one are in now. Luvloz and Paperfairys will have to wait on the rest of their second group to get returns but ADS and Char I will be mailing your returns out in a day or two. I will scan the groups later tonight or tomorrow as I did for group 5. This is so exciting! I love my mermaids!!!!

ilmsykma
07-09-2008, 06:46 PM
trini that is such a cute card!

Linda4atc
07-09-2008, 07:13 PM
:radar:Just 5 days to due date is there anyone who has not mailed their cards yet????:swoon:

Linda4atc
07-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Ok here is group ones returns ....
whimsical trees for Paperfairys (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23380)
landscapes for Luvloz (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23379)
clowns for Chardonnay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23378)
butterflies for adifferentstory (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23377)
Mermaids for Linda4atc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=23376) Thank you all I love my mermaids! :wubclub:

midnitecreations
07-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Here's a sneak peek at what I sent you, Linda. Sorry, I was so late in sending them out. These are all hand drawn and done in acrylics, except for the moon. That's done in watercolors.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23756&w=mhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23755&w=mhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23754&w=mhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23757&w=m

seekingforart
07-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Beautiful cards midnite!

midnitecreations
07-12-2008, 10:44 AM
Thanks seekingforart. Hope you like your sunflower!

Linda4atc
07-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Ohhh Beautiful!!!! I love the Jay, thanks Hun. It is going to be soo hard to part with Vicki's Mermen!!!!

jklee
07-12-2008, 09:04 PM
Amazing cards! I think I'll have to distract Martha so I can snatch that gorgeous sunflower :P

seekingforart
07-12-2008, 10:03 PM
Not a chance Missy!::no:

jklee
07-12-2008, 10:09 PM
Hey Martha look! 100 bucks!
http://order.jamster.com/storage/view/335/0/hu/Hundred_Dollar_Roll.gif
*sneaking towards the sunflower ATC*

Linda4atc
07-12-2008, 10:11 PM
:biglaugh: jklee you can help me get those mermen too ....

jklee
07-12-2008, 10:13 PM
Sure, I think we can find some chocolate to distract Vicki...!!

seekingforart
07-12-2008, 10:17 PM
Midnite would be a little upset with me if I go for the money, she knows where I live:skeptical:

jklee
07-12-2008, 10:19 PM
LOL, ok, I guess I'll have to let you have it *sigh* Why must I always be the bigger woman? :biglaugh:

seekingforart
07-12-2008, 10:22 PM
LOL, ok, I guess I'll have to let you have it *sigh* Why must I always be the bigger woman? :biglaugh:

You said it....not me "Bigger" :laugh:

midnitecreations
07-12-2008, 10:47 PM
lol, you guys crack me up!

lynn101
07-13-2008, 11:02 AM
Okay, I'm starting to get really concerned here. My cards went out 2 weeks ago and they are still not there? *biting nails* geez, this is not good for my heart! *lol* I will keep my fingers crossed and think happy thoughts! :)

Linda4atc
07-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Okay, I'm starting to get really concerned here. My cards went out 2 weeks ago and they are still not there? *biting nails* geez, this is not good for my heart! *lol* I will keep my fingers crossed and think happy thoughts! :)

I did not drag myself away from the collage-a-thon yesterday to check my mailbox. I'll go out in a couple hours and pick it up. The mailbox store will be closed so I can only get the things that fit in the mailbox. I hope it is there so you won't worry. I'm not going out of town this week so, or if I do it will only be for two days, so I am not as stressed about deadlines.

Vicki Z
07-13-2008, 11:21 AM
I LOVE my merman. You can't have him.

You can distract me with chocolate, but only as long as it takes to eat it. LOL
Then, I still am taking my merman. :)

(grumble Grumble) who needs enemies with helpful friends like this????
But I understand your lust. He is a handsome dude. Great job midnite:notworthy:

Linda4atc
07-13-2008, 12:36 PM
He??? I ment all of them! :D

Linda4atc
07-13-2008, 04:08 PM
lynn sweetie your cards were not here. Don't panic there is still some time left. Icequeen I got your cards. There are only a couple of you left I'm sure they will get here. hugs....

katilady
07-13-2008, 04:21 PM
You guys made me laugh out loud! I hope your cards show soon Lynn! I know how anxious I get when my cards take forever to get somewhere, especially in the US!

lynn101
07-14-2008, 12:13 PM
*pacing back and forth...biting nails* *lol* sorry, I hate being late! :arghh:

trini70
07-14-2008, 04:59 PM
Should I start biting my nails too?:unsure: I sure hope mine're in the next batch you pick up Linda.

Linda4atc
07-14-2008, 06:45 PM
Lynn sweetie They are here!!!!!! Also jklee's lovely cards arrived today!

Trini and Midnight I'm sure you cards will arrive in the naxt day or two. I have a bit of work to get all the complete groups scanned and mailed so it's not a problem.

katilady
07-14-2008, 06:51 PM
Does that mean group 2 is all in??? :D

Linda4atc
07-15-2008, 12:37 AM
Yes Katie .... group 3 and 6 are still waiting all others will be scanned tommorrow. I'm just going through a little burn out now after making 38 cards in the collage-a-thon this weekend and another 11 cards today for the live meeting. But I did good I traded all except 3 or 4 and actually got them to the post today.

Tomorrow will be devoted to you all!

trini70
07-15-2008, 06:07 PM
Sounds to me like you need a day off.:swoon:

Linda4atc
07-15-2008, 08:02 PM
:rolleyes:Awsome all cards are here I'm scanning them in theme groups and will post them all here in the thread tonight and then on the way to you tomorrow.


Sounds to me like you need a day off.:swoon:

:yes:I do plan to slow down after all these wonderful cards are on their way home to each of you, except the mermen, they decided they like it here with my large mermaid collection. ;) I should be able to relax a little until the collage-a-thon starts this weekend that is!:D

Linda4atc
07-15-2008, 10:07 PM
Group 4
Alice in Wonderland for ilmysykma (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24699)
Horses for Lynn101 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24698)
Reading for Miss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24697)
Fairytales for Luvloz (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24696)
Vintage Children for Ria (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24695)

Linda4atc
07-15-2008, 10:13 PM
Group 2
Skulls for KatiLady (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24685)
Owls for LilyLemon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24684)
Landscapes for Lynn101 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24683)
Sunsets for jonquil (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24682)
cute modern fairys for paperfairys (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24681)

Linda4atc
07-15-2008, 11:15 PM
Group 3
Cats for Citykitten (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24717)
Whimsy Fairys for LilyLemon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24718)
Hearts for jklee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24719)
Birds & birdhouses for Maxie23 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24720)
Flamingos for Trini70 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24721)

Lily Lemon
07-16-2008, 12:19 AM
I love my owls and my fairies! :)

Linda4atc
07-16-2008, 12:47 AM
Group 6
Moons for Icequeen07 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24727)
Sunflowers for Seekingforart (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24728)
Circus for Midnightcreations (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24735)
Birds for Linda4atc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24737) Beautiful Birds thank you all.
Mermen for Me :skeptical: I mean VickiZ (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24738&page=1#comment34557)

Linda4atc
07-16-2008, 01:09 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=259

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24743&w=lhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24741&w=lI may have accidently put some of gifts away when when the arrived, if so I am sorry I didn't post it here but it is safe in my collection and I thank you.:notworthy:

midnitecreations
07-16-2008, 12:09 PM
Wow Linda, that's a lot of work posting the pics in the gallery for each person. There's a lot of great art in those sets. Thanks.

Vicki Z
07-16-2008, 01:06 PM
Yes, Linda, thanks for posting the pics. That is very cool.:D

Thanks, also, for catching the "TYPO" in post #204 regards the mermen!:biglaugh:

Linda4atc
07-16-2008, 01:47 PM
hugs for Vicki .... :)

I always enjoy seeing the swaps I join. and by posting this way people do not have to look at their cards if they wish to be surprised. Also they are able to leave or read comments on a set

Linda4atc
07-16-2008, 09:10 PM
OK I have a friend who is a graveyard shift waitress. Last night I grabbed my Swap binder full of all the envelopes and goodies, My box of envelopes, labels, and tape and worked on organizing the returns from about 11 till 3am last night. I had a couple more to finnish up today and they all went in the mail today with two exceptions.... Icequeen honey, I got to the post office with the stack and did not have an address on yours!!! I do have your address in my roledex and it is ready to mail tomorrow. I'm so sorry.

And Midnightcreations I'll get our trade stuff together and mail yours asap.

I loved being able to touch and see all these beautiful cards upclose. You all rock! Thank you. Don't forget in a Pick-a-theme swap you will be leaving itraders for each artist in your group.

midnitecreations
07-16-2008, 09:43 PM
No problem Linda. I look forward to all the returns.

Chardonnay1965
07-17-2008, 05:20 AM
woohoo,,My clowns came today..:D:D many thanks to Luvloz, Linda4ATC, adifferentstory andPaperfairy's for my fab cards...and a big Hug and thanks to our wonderful Hostess.....your the Best..:D:D

trini70
07-18-2008, 09:23 AM
I love that you share all the cards for us to see. It's fun.

My flamingos are wonderful and I can't wait to add them to my collection.

lynn101
07-18-2008, 11:01 AM
Oooooo my horses and landscapes are wonderful! I can hardly wait to see em in person! *happy dance*

Linda4atc
07-18-2008, 11:19 AM
I love that you share all the cards for us to see. It's fun.

My flamingos are wonderful and I can't wait to add them to my collection.

Thank you, yes I have always liked it when another host does this in a swap so I wanted to do it too.

mynameisJenn
07-19-2008, 10:45 AM
such fabulous cards everyone!! wow!

katilady
07-19-2008, 03:35 PM
Picked up my cards today! Thanks Linda for hosting! And a big bow to: Paperfairys for 'Blue Skull', LilyLemon for 'Girly Skull', Jonquil for 'Colorful Skulls', and Lynn101 for Skull Girl'! These cards rock! Off to leave iTraders!

ilmsykma
07-19-2008, 04:49 PM
got my cards today! Thanks to everyone for such a great swap! Especially you, Linda!

Linda4atc
07-19-2008, 05:10 PM
You are both welcome!

Ria
07-21-2008, 11:48 AM
My cards have arrived and WOW I love each and every one!!!!!!
Thanks to Luvloz,Miss,Lyn101 and ilmskyma for their beautiful creations!!!!!!
Off now to leave feedback for you all!

Thanks Lyn for hosting and organising this swap!

Linda4atc
07-21-2008, 11:53 AM
So glad they are finding their homes.

seekingforart
07-21-2008, 05:06 PM
My lovely sunflowers arrived safely, Thanks to all the players in Group 6, Midnitecreations, VickyZ, icequeen07 and Linda4atc for the card and hosting this wonderful swap!

trini70
07-22-2008, 07:04 PM
Got my cards yesterday! Love my flamingos! Thanks all for making them so wonderfully.

LuvLoz
07-26-2008, 07:33 AM
I have received my fantastic cards. Thanks to everyone in both my groups!

Linda4atc
07-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Awsome hun, I'm glad people are getting their treasures. I have been marking all returns recieved in RED is there anyone that I missed? Remember itraders for everyone, the artist who made your cards get an itrade in a P-A-T because the card is made for each individule unlike normal swaps where the artist only gets a "You Rock" reputation point.

Lily Lemon
07-26-2008, 01:59 PM
You missed me! I received returns and left iTrader for all. Thanks for the great fun!

Linda4atc
07-26-2008, 05:34 PM
ooopps so sorry Lily lemon honey! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

There are probably more I'm just to lazy today to sort through all my itraders since I have the swap and athon trades all comming in at the same time.

jklee
07-28-2008, 12:40 AM
No sign of my cards yet...

Linda4atc
07-28-2008, 02:38 AM
ohh hun I'm sure they'll get there ... I'm sorry you have to wait ....

midnitecreations
07-28-2008, 07:57 PM
I got all my cards. Thank you so much. Off to leave itraders for everyone!

jonquil
07-31-2008, 05:52 AM
My fabulous sunsets arrived - I misplaced my envie so aplogies for being a little late acknowledging. THey are all just gorgeous!!!!! thank you also to our fabulous hostess

Linda4atc
07-31-2008, 01:06 PM
Well it looks to me like we still have 6 people waiting on returns. It's been two weeks I'm starting to feel uncomfortable ...

midnitecreations
07-31-2008, 02:07 PM
Linda, I've gotten itrader ratings from everyone in my group, including Icequeen07 and VickiZ. Perhaps, they just didn't post that they received their cards here.

Linda4atc
07-31-2008, 08:13 PM
Thanks hun It was probably me! I have been flaking on way to many things lately. I think I just had to many transactions going on all about the same time.

Vicki Z
07-31-2008, 08:42 PM
I received my cards. I also left itrades as midnitecreations has pointed out. I could have sworn I posted here. Sorry about that

Linda4atc
07-31-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks Vicki and jklee, That leaves Lynn, Maxie and CityKitten

jklee
07-31-2008, 11:44 PM
I got my returns today! They are all fantastic, thanks a bunch!

maxie23
08-01-2008, 04:10 AM
Received my atcs today. Thanks to our host and all in my two groups!

trini70
08-01-2008, 05:36 PM
I just checked my i-trader and citykitten was the first one I rcvd a rating from for my group.

Linda4atc
08-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Thank you trini honey, I do not have an itrader from her but it's good to know that she did get her cards. That just leaves Lynn. You all were wonderful thank you so much.

Linda4atc
08-06-2008, 10:59 PM
Ok everyones cards have reached their new homes. Thank you each and everyone for participating in this Pick-a-theme swap! YOU ROCK!!!!