View Full Version : April BiZarreE HoLidAyS Swap! - Open Media due April 20.

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.


Above all have fun!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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02-24-2016, 10:49 AM

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

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

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

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."

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

03-13-2016, 08:08 PM

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


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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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

03-20-2016, 03:43 PM

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

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!

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

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

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. :)

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

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

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

Amazing works of art!

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


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

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

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

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

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

170941 170942
170943 170944

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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 !!!!

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.

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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:

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

And Just wanted to tell everyone!