View Full Version : Audrey Hepburn Swap - Due July 17th

05-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Cards Due By: July 17th, 2008
Sign up or Withdraw by: June 28, 2008
Number of Cards: 4 for 4
Number of Players: 35

Audrey Hepburn Swap

She was (and still is, in my estimation) the loveliest of the loveliest. She was a great actress, a good person, and has one heck of a life story. She was gorgeous as a young woman and that beauty continued throughout Her life. Really, is there anyone that doesn't love Her?

So let's share that love, grace, beauty, and simplicity that make Audrey Hepburn fabulous.

1) Send in cards that you are proud of and would like to receive - cards that you put some solid effort into and will have a hard time parting with...you know what I mean...

2) Please put your user name and the swap name on:
*the back of each and every card you send.
*the envelope that you mail to me.
*your return envelope.

3) Keep the cards light and thin to keep everyone's postage costs to a minimum! Nothing heavy or too thick. It's nice when the cards fit in sleeves.

4) Include a SASE with 59 cents in postage if you are mailing from the USA. Remember that the postage rates are going up!!

5) International players - I can pay for the postage for 5 international players. Other international folk are welcome if you can cover the cost of postage yourself.

6) This is a 4 for 4 swap. Send me four cards and you will get four back. Host cards are not required, but would certainly be enjoyed.

7) When you are ready to send your cards, let me know and I will PM you my address.

8) I will leave you iTrader feedback as soon as I receive your cards. I hope that you will do the same for me when you receive your returns, as well as leaving reputations for the artists who made your returns. We all like to know where our babies end up!

9) Cards can be any media - collage, hand drawn, digital (make a nice print, please), or other. Just keep them within the Audrey Hepburn Theme

If you need information or inspiration, check out;

Audrey Hepburn.com (http://www.audreyhepburn.com/)
The Wiki Article on Ms. Hepburn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_Hepburn)
...or just Google her. Lots comes up!

Have fun, be kind, inspire beauty.


1. PamPie (CO)
2. bookviper (CA)....received 5/22
3. stormarela (Canada - paying own postage)....received 5/28
4. jonquil (Australia - Int'l 1)....received 7/1
5. Joni Owens (SC)....received 5/30
6. musicgal (PA)
7. Poodle Pup (Australia - paying own postage)....received 6/2
8. sweetest-sin (UK - Int'l 2)....received 6/3
9. Arbriel (OR)....received 6/7
10. slrandom (OR)
11. stampingsandy (??)

and Me!!

05-07-2008, 12:41 PM
Me! Me me me! Luuuv Audrey...

05-07-2008, 12:47 PM
You're in Pam. It's gonna be fun.

05-07-2008, 01:04 PM
:notworthy: This sounds really fun. Huge fan of Audrey's.

05-07-2008, 01:16 PM
I love Audrey... sign me up, and I can pay for postage.

05-07-2008, 02:37 PM
I've added bookviper and stormarela. Welcome!

05-07-2008, 11:34 PM
would love to play in this one please

05-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Yay! Jonquil is playing!

Joni Owens
05-13-2008, 01:40 AM
Hey put my name on the list please

05-13-2008, 09:51 AM
I've added you, Joni. (Funny - that's my midwife's first name. It feels odd to type it in this context. I can't imagine her doing mail art.)

Anyone else? Any media, all Audrey...it's going to be so awesome!

05-15-2008, 10:08 PM
I think this will be a great swap, Audrey is so classy, so beautiful.

05-15-2008, 10:52 PM
Roman Holiday is one of my all-time favorite movies...
Any other favorites? My Fair Lady is another for me.
What else?

05-16-2008, 11:13 AM
Oh you know I have to do this one!
PLease add me

05-16-2008, 11:34 AM

05-17-2008, 08:44 PM
My cards are ready. Just pm me your addy and I'll send them out asap.

05-19-2008, 11:38 AM
I have read this many times. It is a wonderful poem that Audrey Hepburn wrote
when asked to share her "beauty tips." I think it really says a lot about how She tried to live her life - I hope I can continue to remember to put these words into practice.

For attractive lips ,
Speak words of kindness...
For lovely eyes ,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure ,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair ,
Llet a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise ,
Walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone...
People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.

If you ever need a helping hand,
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.

05-19-2008, 03:54 PM
This is a beautiful poem - thanks for sharing - Audry was really something special - and yes we all should try to put these words into practice :)

05-19-2008, 10:28 PM
I read a biography of her no that long ago - it was really good learning about her life from her early dance career, to actress, to motherhood and humanitarian...she was beautiful inside and out...

05-23-2008, 03:44 AM
Here are my cards... there are 4 similar to one the right. the one on the left is my hostess card - it has the new Audrey stamp it only came yesterday!

05-23-2008, 08:47 AM
Oh my - I love the Audrey stamp! Must look into gettng sme of those...

05-23-2008, 09:57 AM
Those are really nice! I can't wait to see them in person.

05-23-2008, 11:11 AM
Bookviper - your cards are here! Nice work!!

05-26-2008, 07:04 PM
I can't believe that no one else wants to play this one.

05-26-2008, 07:39 PM
I agree!

05-26-2008, 11:53 PM
Yah, no kidding...this isn't just any Audrey Hepburn, it's THE Audrey Hepburn!

05-27-2008, 01:38 AM
can i join in please , im international

05-27-2008, 10:03 AM
sweetest-sin, I signed you up...welcome!

05-27-2008, 10:48 AM
I'm going to sign up once my cards are done. :)

05-28-2008, 06:00 PM
stormarela - your wonderful cards came today! Thanks for the extra!!

05-31-2008, 05:36 PM
Joni - I got your lovely cards yesterday. Thanks for the extra!

06-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Received cards from Poodle Pup today. Nice work - thanks for the postage!

06-02-2008, 11:07 PM
I would love to join this swap s'il vous plait...Audrey H is one of my heros!

06-03-2008, 10:29 AM
I am adding you now, Arbriel. Looks like you and I are neighbors. We (Orgonians) should have an ATC Day sometime.

06-03-2008, 03:41 PM
I received lovely cards today from Sweetest-Sin - at first I was scared because they came in a "we're so sorry" postal service envelope. But it was only that the envelope got opened. Thank goodness they got here safely!

06-09-2008, 12:17 AM
We've added slrandom and stampingsandy to the swap! The joint is jumping!!

06-09-2008, 05:45 PM
I had a nice talk with my daughter about Audrey Hepburn today. Erin noticed the postage stamp featuring Audrey and said "Wow, she is really beautiful". I am SO looking forward to these returns.

06-09-2008, 06:19 PM
My 21 month old son can recognize her picture and say her name. He doesn't know who Elmo or Nemo are though...

06-13-2008, 05:49 PM
I will be off to the wild wilderness for some camping and Summer Solstice celebration. There is no internet where I am going, so you all will have to fend for yourselves for a little while. I will be off-line from Wednesday, June 18th through Monday, June 23rd. I will catch up with iTrader, etc. when I get back.

06-18-2008, 10:05 AM
I'm outta here! Have a good weekend and a Happy Solstice! I'll be back on Monday.

06-28-2008, 12:43 PM
I am back!
Things are looking up and I need my art.

06-28-2008, 08:40 PM
Oh good. I love the things you make! You are back in the official list!

06-28-2008, 09:25 PM
It looks like I won't be joining this swap :( - no time to make my cards for it yet! Have fun everybody!

07-02-2008, 10:53 AM
Awesome cards in the mail yesterday from jonquil!

07-07-2008, 10:36 AM
I'm going to be out of town and off line for 5 days. I'm leaving on Wednesday (7/9) for The Oregon Country Fair (http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/) and will be back on Monday (7/14). I will update iTrader, answer questions, and be generally available again on Tuesday (7/15).

Just to note - this is my FAVORITE thing I do all year long. It is the point upon which my calender revolves. I'll be out there in approximately 54 hours (but who's counting?) and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

Your cards are due by next Thursday (7/17), so keep that on your calender and get those cards in the mail soon!

07-07-2008, 09:30 PM
I got beautiful cards today from Arbriel. Nice work!

07-13-2008, 11:07 PM
Mine have been mailed - sure hope they make it in time...

07-15-2008, 04:36 PM
I got back and immediately got the flu - the husband is down with it also and the active toddler is NOT. So the deadline might get extended a little. I have to unpack but I'm still pretty woozy.

07-16-2008, 01:40 AM
Oh no! Feel better quick!!

07-17-2008, 04:32 PM
I am feeling better now. And the husband is back at work. Now to do all the laundry from being sick AND camping.....

I got cards from stampingsandy, PamPie & musicgal. I will do iTrader as soon as I get a minute.

The next game? Surprise out of town company this weekend. A friend from Nicaragua that I haven't seen in about a year. I'm wondering when I will ever do any art???

07-19-2008, 04:13 PM
Wooo hooo! I have everyone's cards (except slrandom...but she's my mom and will drop them by soon). So I can put them together, swap, post and have Audrey back to you all in the next couple of days! I'll keep you posted on my progress.

07-22-2008, 12:59 AM
They are all packed up and ready to go. I will take them to the post office tomorrow (7/22). This was a very beautiful set of cards. Of course, there really wasn't an option there.

07-25-2008, 11:20 PM
How lovely to arrive home and find an Audrey envie in my mailbox! Thank yous go out to OrganicMama, jonquil, Stormarela and Georgie (sweetest-sin)!

Joni Owens
07-27-2008, 09:14 PM
I got my cards today! They are all beautiful! Great work everyone! Thanks to you, Taylor for hosting and thanks to Bookviper, Musicgal, Slrandom and Stampingsandy for your cards!
I can't give rep pts to Slrandom or Stampingsandy - don't see them in the thread, I'll keep watching for the chance to rep pt them.

07-28-2008, 12:03 AM
I have my cards, but have only now been able to reply and post reputation point for all. Everyone of the cards I got is lovely as Audrey. Sorry for the delay. Sheri

07-30-2008, 06:01 PM
My wonderful cards have arrived. thank you to stampingsandy, PamPie, stormarela &
slrandom for their great works of art and to OrganicMama for hosting a fun swap

07-30-2008, 09:38 PM
Beautiful Audrey arrived today! Thanks OrganicMama for such a great swap. Thanks also to Jonquil, Sandy Shufelt, JoniOwens, and GeorgieFreestone.

08-12-2008, 10:11 AM
I want to make sure that bookviper, stampingsandy, and Arbriel have their cards. Then I can archive this thread and call it a very successful swap.

08-18-2008, 11:04 AM
I've heard from everyone except bookviper. I checked her page and she hasn't been online for almost a month, so I'm asking to archive this thread. I will PM her and remind her to give rep when she shows up again!

This was a really wonderful swap and I LOVE having added a bunch of new Audrey faces to my collection. Thank you all SO MUCH for playing!!:cute: