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SunTrade
02-21-2016, 08:27 PM
Swap Due Date –April 20, 2016
Number of Cards - 3:3
Numbered of participants: 13
Medium: Open.


Welcome to the ongoing crazy world of Bizarre Holidays! Choose up to 3 holidays to create your ATCs. They can be the same holiday or 3 different ones. All mediums are welcome. All cards should be made from holidays from this site: Gone-ta-pott (http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/weird_april_holidays.html), or the food (http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/Aprilfoodcalendar.html#.VtNs6hv2Y5u) holidays.


You can now plan ahead - all future bizarre holiday swaps will be due on the 20th of the month that you are making. Make it pretty, be creative, and finish the background ….please keep embellishments as flat as possible!

Things to remember …
• Shipping: Please send a SASE envelope (business size please) with a minimum of .49 cents or a forever stamp for US residents. I will mail the cards the amount of postage you send. Internationals please send a stamp from your country for the same amount it cost you to ship your cards that I can use to send in another swap in your country, or $1 dollar via PayPal, or cash.
• Make sure your cards are the standard 3.5 x 2.5 size and properly secured in individual sleeves. I prefer you do not tape your cards, but if you must, please use very little.
• Please remember to clearly write your username and the swap name on the back of all your cards, so you can get you rock points, and on the back of your mailing envelope. Please remember to do the back of the envelope, as I have entered many swaps, and I am constantly receiving returns.
• An extra card for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated but is not required.

I will give trader feedback when I receive your cards, and will also update the thread telling you your cards have arrived. In return I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and you rock points for the artists whose cards you receive.


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Above all have fun!!

Participants:

1. Geonek (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1784927&postcount=2) - Received.
2. Yonawrites (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1784947&postcount=3)- Received.
3. CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1784950&postcount=4) - Received.
4. Marie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1784958&postcount=5) - Received.
5. Heidiwork (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1784966&postcount=6) - Received.
6. Maryfreeman0622 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1785419&postcount=9) - Received.
7. daisy_daisy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1785507&postcount=10)- Received.
8. Allegra (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1786568&postcount=14) - Received.
9. tellurien - withdraw
10. outofdarkness (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1788111&postcount=18) - Received.
11. sarat (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1792656&postcount=31) - Received.
12. Rosa (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1791624&postcount=23) - Received
13. Imbrium - withdraw

Geonek
02-22-2016, 10:58 PM
I would like to join

yonawrites
02-22-2016, 11:16 PM
Please add me to the list.

CastleQueen5
02-22-2016, 11:20 PM
Wow APRIL! Yes, I am in.

Marie
02-22-2016, 11:39 PM
I'm joining in please :-)

heidiwork
02-23-2016, 12:12 AM
I'm all in!!

SunTrade
02-23-2016, 12:43 AM
Welcome everybody! :jiggy:

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Rosa
02-24-2016, 10:49 AM
lurking

maryfreeman0622
02-24-2016, 11:25 AM
Sign me up!!

daisy_daisy
02-24-2016, 02:22 PM
I'm in! My March cards are in the mail, so bring it on!

SunTrade
02-24-2016, 03:31 PM
Welcome players and lurkers!!!!!

CastleQueen5
02-25-2016, 07:25 AM
I reference to Scoop the poop week - April

I thought the DNA testing listed below might give you a chuckle

Health concerns:
"Dog droppings are one of the leading sources of E. coli (fecal coliforms) bacterial pollution: One gram of dog feces contains over 20,000,000 E. coli cells. While an individual animal's deposit of feces will not measurably affect the environment, the cumulative effect of thousands of dogs and cats in a metropolitan area can create serious problems due to contamination of soil and water supplies. The runoff from neglected pet waste contaminates water, creating health hazards for people, fish, ducks, etc."

"The situation is particularly dire in Germany, where an estimated 1400 tonnes of feces are deposited daily on public property. A citizen commission (2005) overwhelmingly recommended a plan that would break even at about seven months. DNA samples would be required when pet licenses come up for renewal. Within a year, a database of some 12,500 registration-required canine residents would be available to sanitation workers with sample-test kits. Evidence would be submitted to a forensics laboratory where technicians could readily match the waste to its dog. The prospect of a prompt fine equivalent to $600 US (at 2005 exchange rate) would help assure preventive compliance, as well as cover costs."

SunTrade
02-25-2016, 06:22 PM
CastleQueen EEEEWWW!!!! And that is insane. LOL

Allegrae
02-28-2016, 07:00 AM
Count me in!

SunTrade
02-28-2016, 05:42 PM
Welcome Allegra, I always love your yummy cards!!!!!!!

I have been battling an ear infection the last couple of days, and do not feel very good. So I might be really slow at answering. Do not think I am lost! LOL I am taking antibiotics, so hopefully I will feel better soon.

tellurien
02-29-2016, 04:55 PM
Count me in

SunTrade
03-01-2016, 12:04 AM
welcome tellurien, so happy to have you!

SunTrade
03-05-2016, 02:22 AM
Welcome outofdarkness!!!!!!

SunTrade
03-06-2016, 01:25 AM
I have a family issue I need to take care of, and will have to travel the next two weeks. You can go ahead and send your cards. My husband will be home to check the mail, but I will not be able to give traders or acknowledge your cards until I get back. This is something I had not planned, and I must do. I am so sorry.

If you need my address any of my swap buddies can give it to you. Or if you ask for it before tomorrow night I will send it. Hopefully I will have internet connection on and off and check on the swap.

SunTrade
03-10-2016, 11:50 PM
Hi everyone! I finally have internet, so let me know if you need anything!

SunTrade
03-13-2016, 08:08 PM
http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv39/fullersstuff/gifs/Bump25252520Smiley.gif

Rosa
03-14-2016, 01:26 PM
Well, here goes..!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21281/large/1_100_8343.JPG

Hope to mail by next week when I can get out of road...

SunTrade
03-14-2016, 09:39 PM
Just a heads up that As I go back home I will not have internet access until Wednesday!

CastleQueen5
03-14-2016, 11:35 PM
Rosa, I sure like your Rat card. and It isnt like I collect rat cards or even like rats, but love that card!!! Great job there. I might become a rat card fan. I am not also afraid of rats, I am sure I would scream if one ran across the floor but I sure would not be paranoid or nothing, just saying.

Rosa
03-15-2016, 09:44 AM
Thanks CastleQueen5! he's my version of a rat coloring page I saw :)

Rosa
03-16-2016, 04:56 PM
cards are in the mail...

Imbrium
03-16-2016, 07:59 PM
I'd love to do this! May I join?

CastleQueen5
03-16-2016, 09:14 PM
I think I am doing Bulldogs are beautiful day. That sucks day, Blah, blah blah day, and Pets parents day.

SunTrade
03-17-2016, 07:09 PM
Yay! Just got home from my trip!

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sarat
03-17-2016, 08:49 PM
Looks like fun. Please sign me up.

SunTrade
03-19-2016, 11:21 PM
Rosa you fantastic cards are here!

sarat
03-20-2016, 01:09 PM
Rosa, love your Red Hat gal. ��

Rosa
03-20-2016, 03:43 PM
Thanks!

Imbrium
03-20-2016, 04:46 PM
Never got an answer...may I join?

SunTrade
03-20-2016, 07:44 PM
Sorry, Imbrium! My deepest apologies, I must have missed your post!

Glad you are joining!!!! Welcome to the swap!

Imbrium
03-23-2016, 12:39 PM
Ok awesome! Just saw this, stuck in a snow day, so I'll work on these today!

SunTrade
03-25-2016, 10:35 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with!

sarat
03-28-2016, 09:18 PM
Getting ready to package mine up and send off. I did Day of the Mushroom -April16 and Look up at the Sky April 12 (2 cards of each). Fun swap.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/large/1_Mushroom_Day_and_Look_up_in_the_sky.jpg

SunTrade
03-28-2016, 10:52 PM
OMG Sarat those are AMAZING!

SunTrade
03-28-2016, 11:05 PM
Tomorrow is my birthday!!!!

CastleQueen5
03-29-2016, 01:05 AM
Oh happy birthday.

SunTrade
03-29-2016, 01:18 AM
Thank you!

Rosa
03-29-2016, 01:03 PM
Happy happy birthday SunTrade!!!

Marie
03-29-2016, 01:47 PM
Woot! So fun!! Happy birthday!!! I'm a march baby too. I think we have such a pretty birthstone and flower. Don't you? :-) Don't forget to make a wish!

CastleQueen5
03-29-2016, 09:26 PM
I always wanted a child born in May so I could name her Emerald. Alas I had 2 Dec, and a July baby. I did not name the July baby Ruby BTW, I named him Garrett.

SunTrade
03-30-2016, 07:20 PM
Thank you all! I had a great day. My sons had a school function, so they went together, which gave me a private dinner with hubby. He spoiled me so!

CastleQueen5
03-30-2016, 10:46 PM
I am mailing off April and May cards together, with 2 address labels and 2 sets of stamps.

Here are my cards, BLAH BLAH BLAH day, National Parents pets day, bulldogs are beautiful, and That sucks days. I am thrilled I could pull of the Thats sucks day.

SunTrade
03-30-2016, 11:09 PM
Fantastic cards Castle Queen! I really like that 15 sucks day. Is so true, all I can think about is tax day that day!

Geonek
04-03-2016, 06:32 PM
Here are my ATC's for this swap

SunTrade
04-03-2016, 10:52 PM
Great cards! The bulldog is adorable pop art!

Imbrium
04-04-2016, 01:17 AM
I'm going to go ahead and back out. I've gotten caught up in other things so maybe next time around. :)

SunTrade
04-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Imbrium so sorry to see you go!

out of darkness, yes my address is the same :)

SunTrade
04-04-2016, 10:02 PM
cards are here from Castle Queen and Sarat!

Amazing works of art!

Allegrae
04-06-2016, 09:55 AM
Mailing my cards today.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/aprilbizhol2016.jpg

SunTrade
04-06-2016, 07:30 PM
Allegrae those are awesome! Yo have such a way of putting these together. Amazing!

Allegrae
04-07-2016, 05:14 AM
Glad you like them!

SunTrade
04-07-2016, 11:35 PM
Heidiwork your beautiful cards are here!

heidiwork
04-08-2016, 08:02 AM
Yay cool!

maryfreeman0622
04-08-2016, 09:32 PM
I went outside of my comfort zone and drew two cards this month!!!

170941 170942
170943 170944

SunTrade
04-08-2016, 10:16 PM
out of darkness your cards are here!

Marie
04-08-2016, 11:04 PM
Mary Freeman those cards are awesome!that eraser is perfect!

maryfreeman0622
04-08-2016, 11:16 PM
Wow - thanks Marie! I don't usually draw (or watercolor in the case of the eraser) but I pushed myself this month. I drew the Charlie the Tuna card too.

CastleQueen5
04-08-2016, 11:21 PM
Wow - thanks Marie! I don't usually draw (or watercolor in the case of the eraser) but I pushed myself this month. I drew the Charlie the Tuna card too.


Great cards. hey I always felt real sad for Charlie the TUNA when I was a kid. I mean I was a kid, but didnt understand why he was always rejected. Ok maybe that says way too much about me even as a child.

maryfreeman0622
04-09-2016, 07:12 AM
Sounds like you were a sweet child!

Did you feel bad for the Trix rabbit? I always thought the kids could spare one bowl for him!

CastleQueen5
04-09-2016, 06:51 PM
Yes, I wondered why they could not just share with that cool rabbit.

CastleQueen5
04-09-2016, 06:52 PM
I felt bad for the coyote, and wondered why the road runner was so cocky. I hated watching that cartoon. I also hated the 3 stooges.

maryfreeman0622
04-09-2016, 08:08 PM
The Stooges are the WORST! It seems like every man loves them and I just don't get it!!

The road runner was a bit of a jerk.

SunTrade
04-09-2016, 08:33 PM
Geonek your cards are here!

Marie
04-10-2016, 01:52 AM
Mary and Heather, I agree with both of you! Just SHARE guys.... You've got a whole BOX, right?

CastleQueen5
04-10-2016, 02:55 PM
Great cards Marie. I can feel the wind on the first one!!! Maybe we should all pitch in and buy the rabbit a box of Trix. I wonder if he EVER gets some Trix. I have to google that.

Ok yes, he did get them in 1991.

SunTrade
04-12-2016, 12:39 AM
Allegrae, your cards are here ! Yummy!

SunTrade
04-13-2016, 01:10 AM
Amazing cards are here from Maryfreeman!:jiggy:

I had no idea you could draw. You did so great and should do it more often !!!!

CastleQueen5
04-13-2016, 02:56 AM
Haha, medical Marijuana day, we all know it isnt for medical but recreational use. Why do we fool ourselves? But then again chocolate is medical too. I dont inhale either.

CastleQueen5
04-13-2016, 02:59 AM
BTW if you not sure who to give those medical Marijuana card to, dont hesitate to give me one. I promise to love it and keep it and proudly display it in my Bizarre holiday card collection. (no not an user, and dont think I will ever be, even when it becomes decriminalized, but I am for the decrimalization of this plant)

Marie
04-13-2016, 03:31 PM
Mailed today!

SunTrade
04-14-2016, 08:46 PM
Marie, those are great! Love the lady specially! I will be on the lookout for them!

yonawrites
04-16-2016, 05:45 PM
Love your cards, maryfreeman0622!

Marie, Big Wind Day is sooooo cool!

Mine are already in the mail.
I went with American Circus Day, Pet Owners Day, and two National Bird Days.

Marie
04-16-2016, 06:44 PM
Thanks Yonawrites! Love yours too! My favorite is pet owners, but they're all really good!

daisy_daisy
04-16-2016, 09:27 PM
Under the wire I hope! Mailed today, but forgot to take a pic.

SunTrade
04-17-2016, 12:05 AM
Marie, your cards are here!

Marie
04-17-2016, 12:46 AM
Thanks for letting me know. :-)

SunTrade
04-18-2016, 03:54 PM
yonawrites as always WOW

daisy daisy I am sure they will be here on time!!

tellurien
04-18-2016, 03:58 PM
Sorry but life (sickness) has been plaguing me.... I cannot make it this month on this.

SunTrade
04-18-2016, 04:19 PM
Oh No tellurien! Hope is nothing serious! Just take care of yourself :)

daisy_daisy
04-20-2016, 06:44 AM
Question - I was going to do Passover, but thought the religious aspect might bother some people. Would doing it as a holiday have been okay?

SunTrade
04-21-2016, 12:56 AM
Question - I was going to do Passover, but thought the religious aspect might bother some people. Would doing it as a holiday have been okay?

I personally do not mind. There is only one religion I find questionable, and I will leave it at that..., but I did make a note on the next swap for no religious, political, or drug related cards. Mainly because everyone is different and have different opinions, and you never know when someone can get offended. I want everyone in my swaps to be super duper happy!!!!

However, the holiday has to be on the list of the site. I have not check, so I do not remember if the Passover celebration is on the list!

One time I hosted a swap and a member, who I really love, and she is an amazing artist, sent me a card me a political figure that I cannot really even stand to look at .... :swoon:

Allegrae
04-21-2016, 06:04 AM
Passover is a wonderful Jewish holiday. It's not a bizarre/wacky holiday, but it is on the site's list!

CastleQueen5
04-21-2016, 08:25 PM
Passover is a wonderful Jewish holiday. It's not a bizarre/wacky holiday, but it is on the site's list!

That was a very concise way to put that. I kept wanting to pipe up, but my messages got too lengthy, and I deleted it twice.

I am sure Passover might seem very weird to someone who wasnt Jewish, but lots of holidays seem weird to other cultures and countries.

I dont think Passover is Bizarre.

SunTrade
04-21-2016, 09:25 PM
Cards are swapped and go tomorrow in the mail! This months cards were amazing!

Marie
04-25-2016, 09:53 PM
My returns are here already!! Lightening fast!! Many thanks to yonawrites, outofdarkness, heidiwork and our wonderful host Suntrade!

maryfreeman0622
04-26-2016, 07:44 PM
Beautiful returns arrived today. Thanks to our host for the super fast returns and for the extra!

CastleQueen5
04-26-2016, 08:43 PM
I got my returns today too. I will go thanks everyone. THANKS,

daisy_daisy
04-27-2016, 08:29 PM
I got such wonderful cards - I have honestly spent a day looking at them in awe!

SunTrade
04-27-2016, 09:52 PM
Glad returns are arriving!

Allegrae
05-07-2016, 06:10 AM
Received wonderful returns from daisy_daisy, maryfreeman0622 and geonek, as well as the cool extra from our host! Thanks for another great month! Off to leave iTrader/you rocks...

SunTrade
05-08-2016, 02:14 AM
Glad to know they made it!

And Just wanted to tell everyone!

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