PDA

View Full Version : ATCs: The Same, Only Different-Coloring-Due July 16



AngelJoy
05-13-2016, 12:52 PM
Swap Due Date - July 16
Sign up by Date - July 2 or with sufficient time for them to reach me in New York, USA
Withdraw by date - July 2
Number of ATCs - 3:3 ONLY
Number of participants: UNLIMITED
ATCs: The Same, Only Different - Coloring, due July 16

“The Same, Only Different” you say? Yes, and by that I mean, we will all be coloring the same coloring page, which I have attached to this post. It is a .pdf file -- you will need Adobe Reader to open it. You can then print it out and it will be the proper size. I have printed one out and it works great. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can search online for a free download.

The object is to print out the attachment on full size paper or cardstock, or whatever you want to print it on, then color it! Use whatever you’d like to color – markers, pens, crayons, colored pencils, glitter, even paints if you so desire. Then once you have colored it to your satisfaction, then cut it into 2.5" x 3.5" sizes however you would like. You are allowed to add further detail if you are so moved – such as zentangle designs in blank spaces. But no embellishments, stickers, stamps, or other “bumpy” stuff, please.

If you print it directly from the PDF it should print on an 8.5" x 11" page with a 1" border at top, right, and bottom and about 1.5" border on the left. So the actual image is about 6" x 8 3/4". You can either cut the ATCs from just the printed portion, or you can color or decorate the borders so your complete 8 1/2" x 11" page is covered, and then cut the ATCs from that. Your choice.

I really want to see how different we can all make the same page look. If you would like, please post a picture of your full page once you have it colored, and then post pictures of your cut up cards.

Be sure and do your best work – make something that you would want to receive yourself! I will do my best to swap effort for effort.

=> All ATCs must be the proper size: 2” x 3” with straight edges, and should be sturdy enough that they do not bend in the mailing process. If they do not meet this criteria, they will be returned at your expense.

=> Please include your User Name and the Swap name on the back of each card. We can’t leave iTrader or You Rock!s if we don’t know who you are. (Please write clearly!)

=> Each card MUST be in an individual protective plastic sleeve (often called Penny Sleeves).

=> Please package your cards securely so they reach me undamaged. If you have any questions regarding mailing, please PM me.

=> Please sign up by posting to this thread ONLY - no private messages to sign up.

=> If you need to withdraw before the withdrawal date, please let me know. No withdrawal notification and no cards sent to me will result in a neutral iTrader. I don’t want to do this, but it is only fair to those who do turn in cards on time.

=> When you are ready to send in your cards, send me a PM for my address. I am currently in New York, so DO NOT USE my Alabama address... it will be forwarded from there, but probably not on time.

=> US participants, please send a large address label and the correct amount of postage to mail back your returns. Do not send an SASE as I will provide the envelopes. Please write your User Name and the Swap Name and the number of cards enclosed on the back of your mailing envelope. (such as: AngelJoy, The Same, Only Different - Coloring Swap, 3 cards (+ host card*)) This will let me know if anything is missing if your envelope does not make it safely through the mail machines.

=> INTERNATIONAL participants, please send a large address label and include a well hidden $1 or an international postage stamp. Do not send a SASE as I will provide the return envelopes.

=> Cards are due to me ON July 16. Please allow sufficient time for them to reach me (I am in New York, USA), especially if you are an international participant – I WILL swap ON TIME. Late cards will be returned using your postage and mailing label, as it is unfair to make those who are early or on time wait.

=> I will give iTrader as I receive the cards, as well as list below here when your cards are received. It would greatly assist me if you would post in the thread when you have sent your cards as it will help me to stay organized.

=> * A host card is not expected, but would be greatly treasured if received!

MOST IMPORTANT RULE:

=> => => => HAVE FUN!!!! <= <= <=

raven (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1811248&postcount=38) -- RECEIVED
Grebricar (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1810036&postcount=11) -- RECEIVED
SEMOkraftee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1810084&postcount=15) -- RECEIVED
catb (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1810137&postcount=17) -- RECEIVED
bobbie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1810695&postcount=26) -- RECEIVED
Colormetheworld (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1810719&postcount=27) -- RECEIVED
outofdarkness (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1815489&postcount=80) -- RECEIVED
kr904 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1811910&postcount=43) -- RECEIVED
Clarinell (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1812869&postcount=56) -- RECEIVED
Rosa (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1820253&postcount=134) -- RECEIVED
redlionspride (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1813662&postcount=62) -- RECEIVED
DragonBoo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1818198&postcount=112) -- RECEIVED
Mushu (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1814371&postcount=71) -- RECEIVED
Seralyn (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1815276&postcount=76) -- RECEIVED
DmyTLadybug (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817556&postcount=104) -- RECEIVED
camprose (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1815854&postcount=84) -- RECEIVED
rapgardenpainter (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1815969&postcount=86) -- RECEIVED
Daphne75 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1816634&postcount=91) -- RECEIVED
Daphne's Mom (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1816370&postcount=89) -- RECEIVED
CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817005&postcount=99) -- RECEIVED
corinnescreations (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1817785&postcount=108) --Sent PM reminder on July 9, got no reply, has not signed on to site since June 11 when she joined this swap... :(
jjhere (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1819957&postcount=128) -- RECEIVED
Cleopatra (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1820070&postcount=131) -- RECEIVED
crfarywngs (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1820292&postcount=139) -- RECEIVED
ThouArtDelyrias (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1821423&postcount=165) -- RECEIVED
donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1821244&postcount=155) -- RECEIVED
Marie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1822101&postcount=176) -- RECEIVED
ErsatzEpiphany (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1822222&postcount=182) -- RECEIVED
Bea3 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1822989&postcount=193) -- RECEIVED

WITHDRAWN:
Meborn

GALZART
05-13-2016, 05:59 PM
This looks like fun, but how do you enlarge it to the correct size. The largest print I can get is about 6.5" x 9". I scanned it and enlarged it in Paint. Any suggestions? Thank you.

AngelJoy
05-13-2016, 06:26 PM
Hmmm.... I use WordPerfect and I can just enlarge it to full page size. Can you use enlarge on your print when you make a copy? Maybe this won't work after all. Let me see if I can save it at the proper size and reattach it. Stay tuned.

LucyMc
05-13-2016, 06:38 PM
Lurking

AngelJoy
05-13-2016, 06:50 PM
This looks like fun, but how do you enlarge it to the correct size. The largest print I can get is about 6.5" x 9". I scanned it and enlarged it in Paint. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Galzart, I think I have it solved now. Thank you so much for pointing this out (I guess I didn't think it all the way through!)

I have a new attachment which is a .pdf file -- you will need Adobe Reader to open it. You can then print it out and it will be the proper size. I have printed one out and it works great. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can search online for a free download.

Let me know if it works (or doesn't!) for you!

GALZART
05-13-2016, 11:26 PM
Galzart, I think I have it solved now. Thank you so much for pointing this out (I guess I didn't think it all the way through!)

I have a new attachment which is a .pdf file -- you will need Adobe Reader to open it. You can then print it out and it will be the proper size. I have printed one out and it works great. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can search online for a free download.

Let me know if it works (or doesn't!) for you!

Thank you for the help and information. It may be a printer issue because I still can't enlarge it any more...even though I can view it larger.

But, unfortunately, it appears that I won't be doing any art work for a while. I just got a notice today that I have to have surgery on my arm...and will find out on Monday if I have to have surgery for a Sinus problem. So, not making any plans right now.

Again, thank you for your help. Good luck with your Swap, it's a great idea!

catb
05-14-2016, 07:55 AM
Should this PDF print out to a full 8.5x11?

GALZART
05-14-2016, 08:47 AM
Should this PDF print out to a full 8.5x11?

Although I'm not going to be doing the Swap after all, I'm still playing with it to try and get a full size print.
I finally got a 7" x 9.5" image by printing the PDF, importing into a WORD program and printed it from there.

raven
05-14-2016, 08:47 AM
I want to play,,,what fun this will be

AngelJoy
05-14-2016, 10:56 AM
Should this PDF print out to a full 8.5x11?

If you print it directly from the PDF it should print on an 8.5 x 11 with a 1" border at top, right, and bottom and about 1.5" border on the left. So the actual image is about 6 x 8 3/4". You can either cut the ATCs from just the printed portion, or you can color or decorate the borders so your complete 8 1/2 x 11 page is covered, and then cut the ATCs from that. Your choice. Does that help?

Grebricar
05-14-2016, 07:11 PM
Ooh I want to play this one! I'm in.

AngelJoy
05-14-2016, 09:21 PM
Lurking

Lurkers are welcome.

Kynara
05-14-2016, 09:42 PM
lurky lurky, I finally got some more printer ink today so I may have to play around with this, love the image!

AngelJoy
05-14-2016, 10:04 PM
lurk away!

AngelJoy
05-14-2016, 11:27 PM
Welcome!

catb
05-15-2016, 06:35 AM
Thanks, AngelJoy! That answers my question. Please sign me up :jiggy:

AngelJoy
05-15-2016, 08:07 AM
Welcome!

MarcieLee
05-15-2016, 12:36 PM
lurking

missxkay
05-15-2016, 01:13 PM
Lurking, with intent.

AngelJoy
05-15-2016, 03:22 PM
lurkers are always welcome! :)

Rosa
05-16-2016, 11:07 AM
lurking ~ don't have a working printer right now, but I think I can get a friend to print if for me!

AngelJoy
05-16-2016, 11:32 AM
hope you can join us, Rosa!

DragonBoo
05-17-2016, 12:00 AM
This seems like fun, but my printer isn't quite working. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon and join in! :-)

AngelJoy
05-17-2016, 12:14 AM
I hope you can, too, DragonBoo!

Colormetheworld
05-17-2016, 07:55 AM
sign me up, please.

AngelJoy
05-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Wow! Welcome, bobbie, Colormetheworld, and Meborn! Glad you are joining us!

AngelJoy
05-17-2016, 09:30 PM
Way to go, Meborn! Always find a way!

AngelJoy
05-17-2016, 11:44 PM
I printed mine on paper and am going to attach it to card stock. I don't seal mine because I always send them in plastic sleeves and I guess I just expect them to stay in the sleeves. When I color for my own pleasure, I always laminate the page afterward. But for swaps I just put them in the sleeves. Not sure what everyone else does? :unsure: Anyone? :unsure:

AngelJoy
05-18-2016, 10:37 AM
Welcome, outofdarkness! I will definitely post here when your cards arrive! Thanks for playing. :)

AngelJoy
05-18-2016, 04:36 PM
Okay, here is my full page colored. I used black and white scrapbook paper on all the blank borders and then colored them in as well. I haven't decided how I will cut it up into ATCs yet, but I thought I would post this to give you some inspiration! I used gel pens, metallic pens, and glitter pens on the design and alcohol markers on the borders.

raven
05-19-2016, 06:15 AM
mine are on the way,,http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/33577/large/1_same_for_all.jpg

AngelJoy
05-19-2016, 01:50 PM
Beautiful, raven!!! That should give everyone a lot of inspiration! I love the way you shaded things, too. Thanks for playing. I will be on the lookout for these lovelies! :)

kr904
05-21-2016, 04:21 PM
My ATCs are ready to send. I guess that means I'd like to sign up! lol Is your address the same as a year ago? Also, I've never had to give a URL for an image before to post on a site. Obviously I haven't included a picture on this group. It's in my picture files on my home computer. How would I find out the necessary info.?

kr904
05-21-2016, 04:31 PM
I just noticed that your location is listed as both NY and AL. I have an AL address. Is that the location we're sending to? If it's NY, I still need an address. Thanks.

AngelJoy
05-21-2016, 04:32 PM
Welcome, kr904! I will PM you my address as I am not sure if you have my NY or my AL one. I am in NY now (until October). The easiest way to post your images is as attachments. Here are the instructions. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/faq.php?faq=faq_gallery#faq_faq_link_post) Also there are instructions on that same FAQ page for posting to your gallery and for linking pictures from your galleries if you want to go that route. If you have any other questions, please ask, everyone on this site is very helpful!!!

kr904
05-21-2016, 04:48 PM
Thanks for giving me the info. I needed to post a picture (and for your address).

AngelJoy
05-21-2016, 05:02 PM
very nice, kr409!

Clarinell
05-23-2016, 03:29 PM
Sign me up please!

AngelJoy
05-23-2016, 03:33 PM
Welcome, Clarinell! The more, the merrier! :)

Donnacr
05-24-2016, 08:51 AM
I have printed the page but will wait till after I colour it before I sign up. Off to the lurkers' couch I go. . .

AngelJoy
05-24-2016, 09:14 AM
Hope you decide to join us, Donnacr!

Rosa
05-24-2016, 10:52 AM
I have the page printed ~ I'll join ;)

AngelJoy
05-24-2016, 11:02 AM
Welcome to the party, Rosa! :)

TrinaLD
05-24-2016, 12:37 PM
looks fun, but I'm not signing up for anything new right now.

AngelJoy
05-24-2016, 05:36 PM
Thanks for stopping by to check it out, TrinaLD!

Cleopatra
05-24-2016, 05:52 PM
Lurking for now, if I may.

AngelJoy
05-24-2016, 06:05 PM
You certainly may, Cleopatra... I believe there is still room on the lurkers couch! :)

Rosa
05-24-2016, 07:46 PM
now I have to color! I really didn't mean to do all this, but believe it or not, I was on the phone with the insurance company... takes a while I guess!

Clarinell
05-24-2016, 11:13 PM
Here are my cards (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=477030)! I just need your address :)

AngelJoy
05-25-2016, 12:45 AM
now I have to color! I really didn't mean to do all this, but believe it or not, I was on the phone with the insurance company... takes a while I guess!

Great extension of the design, Rosa!

AngelJoy
05-25-2016, 12:46 AM
Here are my cards (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=477030)! I just need your address :)

Gorgeous cards! I love your color choices! I will PM my address.

CastleQueen5
05-26-2016, 06:42 PM
I have printed the page but will wait till after I colour it before I sign up. Off to the lurkers' couch I go. . .

Donnacr, the first step is to admit you have a problem. I mean the first step is to print out the page. I also took the first step with Donnacr, just now. I printed.
Now I need to go color, and create a masterpiece. Still on the lurkers couch. But I am getting up soon I promise.

DragonBoo
05-26-2016, 11:42 PM
I printed mine, but it's grey instead of black. I'm going to wait to see if I can get a better printout, but I'm anxious to color! :-)

AngelJoy
05-27-2016, 12:01 PM
I printed mine, but it's grey instead of black. I'm going to wait to see if I can get a better printout, but I'm anxious to color! :-)

I know how you feel, DragonBoo... I am waiting for my printer ink to be delivered so I can print out things for a swap I am in. :( Sigh. It's so difficult to wait when you just want to get to creating!!!!

redlionspride
05-27-2016, 02:34 PM
I would like to be signed up. I'm loving this idea!

AngelJoy
05-27-2016, 02:47 PM
Welcome, redlionspride, I like your enthusiasm!!

DragonBoo
05-28-2016, 02:30 AM
It's time to officially sign up!

The good news - I have a printout that is actually black and white. The bad news - it wasn't from my printer, which obviously has a problem.

AngelJoy
05-28-2016, 11:42 AM
Welcome, DragonBoo -- glad to hear you got it printed okay, but bummer about your printer! :(

AngelJoy
05-28-2016, 05:19 PM
raven, your gorgeously bright cards came in today! Thank you so much for the host card and the postage money!

Daphne75
05-29-2016, 01:57 AM
Lurking with intent

Would it be ok as a team effort ? I think it would be fun to work on the page with my mom and daughter.

Mushu
05-29-2016, 11:16 AM
I would like to join in too please. I printed and started coloring a page. I just have to take a picture and add some finishing touches.

AngelJoy
05-29-2016, 08:38 PM
Lurking with intent

Would it be ok as a team effort ? I think it would be fun to work on the page with my mom and daughter.

I don't have a problem with it. The point is to see how different we all interpret the same things... so if none of the players have an objection, I don't either. If other players aren't comfortable with this, PM me and I will post in the thread that it is not acceptable. But until then, lurk away, and have fun!!!

AngelJoy
05-29-2016, 08:39 PM
I would like to join in too please. I printed and started coloring a page. I just have to take a picture and add some finishing touches.

Mushu, LOVE to have you -- can hardly wait to see what bright and glorious colors you choose! :D

Mushu
05-30-2016, 08:14 AM
Here is my whole page I did with extra doodle borders.

AngelJoy
05-30-2016, 08:44 AM
Fantastic job, Mushu!!! I knew I would love it!!!

Daphne75
05-30-2016, 08:57 AM
Wauw Mushu !!

Mushu
05-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Thank you. I added glaze pen and lots of sparkle pen. I picked the four best for the swap. I also had 6 extras for my gallery. The ones for my gallery had really tiny gems that my daughter gave me.

AngelJoy
05-31-2016, 04:56 PM
Received beautiful bright and shiny cards from Clarinell -- thanks for the host card!!

CastleQueen5
06-01-2016, 10:27 PM
I'd love to play! This looks like a great swap to help me get back in the swing of trading! I just finished my page today and cut it up. Can anyone recommend where I can find the plastic sleeves? When I was younger I was RAK'd a bunch and never had to buy my own.


They are baseball protective sleeves so you dont live in near a walmart or target, you might live near a baseball card store. ( I live near all 3). I see you are in ND do well you might not live near anything at all.

AngelJoy
06-02-2016, 10:48 AM
Welcome, Seralyn.

Thanks, CastleQueen5 for answering the questions! If all else fails, amazon sells them, too.

DmyTLadybug
06-02-2016, 04:13 PM
Mushu, you badass! And all this time I should've known!

My stupid printer printed the pattern TWICE in burgundy! Even after I specified grayscale. I'm just going to do some line drawing!
Oh, please sign me up. Coloring relieves my stress!!

AngelJoy
06-02-2016, 04:53 PM
outofdarkness -- they are both so beautiful! Nice work!

DmyTLadybug -- welcome!! I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

CastleQueen5
06-03-2016, 02:15 AM
Originally Posted by CastleQueen5 View Post
They are baseball protective sleeves so if you dont live in near a walmart or target, you might live near a baseball card store. ( I live near all 3). I see you are in ND so well you might not live near anything at all.


Thanks CastleQueen! And yeah it's about an hour and a half to the nearest Target but we have a Walmart in town now! And we are actually traveling for a car show in Devil's Lake this weekend and they have more stores I can check into! I moved here from Philly so it's been a big culture shock! Haha.



Welcome, Seralyn.

Thanks, CastleQueen5 for answering the questions! If all else fails, amazon sells them, too.

Oh I totally forgot about Amazon, I bet Etsy and Ebay have them too.

camprose
06-03-2016, 09:38 PM
I have a couple of pages printed and would like to join in the fun please!

AngelJoy
06-04-2016, 08:55 AM
welcome, camprose! Glad to have you join us!

rapgardenpainter
06-04-2016, 12:05 PM
Sign me up, please.

AngelJoy
06-04-2016, 08:29 PM
You got it, rapgardenpainter! Welcome!

Daphne75
06-05-2016, 05:06 PM
Ok.. I ended up coloring the page by myself, and my mom did one aswell.

I'm not used to coloring so it took me 2 days... (!) Was fun to do though and I enjoyed the proces. I chose 9 colors to start with and had them in a particular order while coloring.

Here's my full page.

Daphne75
06-05-2016, 05:12 PM
And because AngelJoy asked for full pages... and perhaps for some inspiration, here's my mom's full page

AngelJoy
06-05-2016, 06:58 PM
They are both beautiful, Daphne75... and Mom!

Daphne75
06-06-2016, 05:13 PM
Sign me up plz. Or us, if that's allowed...

Let me know if you'd like to receive 3 cards from me or 3 cards from me and 3 cards from mom ;)
I carefully cut the pages up tonight with the help of my trusty bigshot and atc die.
Managed to get 5 out of each page (!)

Is it ok to put spares up for personal trades ?

(Sorry, many questions I'm afraid;) )

kr904
06-07-2016, 05:34 AM
My swap is on the way. Please let me know when it arrives. Thanks!

AngelJoy
06-07-2016, 08:20 PM
Sign me up plz. Or us, if that's allowed...

Let me know if you'd like to receive 3 cards from me or 3 cards from me and 3 cards from mom ;)
I carefully cut the pages up tonight with the help of my trusty bigshot and atc die.
Managed to get 5 out of each page (!)

Is it ok to put spares up for personal trades ?

(Sorry, many questions I'm afraid;) )

Sorry it took so long to reply -- my internet was down all day!!! YIKES!!! :eek: I am LOST without the internet!!!

Anyway... many questions, therefore, many answers:

I would love to have 3 cards from you, as well as your Mom, if she is an AFA member (we need to be able to give her You Rocks! for her returns.) If she is a member, just let me know her user name and I will add her to the list. I will add you to the list right now, and wait on your answer for your Mom.

And, yes, of course use your extra ones for personal trades! After all, they are yours!

And welcome! (and hopefully welcome to your Mom, too, once I know her "name.")

AngelJoy
06-07-2016, 08:21 PM
sent today. I would appreciate it if you would let me know when they arrive. I am trying a new post office. my old one was messing me up.

Thanks

I will post in the thread when I receive your cards! I hope your new PO does you better than your old one!

AngelJoy
06-07-2016, 08:23 PM
My swap is on the way. Please let me know when it arrives. Thanks!

I will post in this thread when your cards arrive! Thanks for letting me know they are on the way.

AngelJoy
06-07-2016, 09:29 PM
Mail call:

DragonBoo your lovely cards have arrived! Very vibrant. Thanks for playing!

Daphne75
06-08-2016, 12:24 AM
Mom is not a member...she has asked me to trade on her behalf 'cause maintaining a profile here and trading online is too complicated for her.

I'll send in my cards only.

CastleQueen5
06-08-2016, 01:53 AM
I just realized I never got off the lurkers couch!!!!

AngelJoy
06-08-2016, 09:41 AM
Mom is not a member...she has asked me to trade on her behalf 'cause maintaining a profile here and trading online is too complicated for her.

I'll send in my cards only.

I hope you haven't mailed yours yet!!! I found out that it is okay for non-member cards to be sent in with your cards.

So, please, send in your Mom's cards, too!!! I should have thought to search for that information before I answered you before.

I have added your mom as Daphne's Mom in the first post of this thread and linked it so people can leave her separate You Rocks! and you can leave the You Rocks! for those people your Mom receives her cards from.

AngelJoy
06-08-2016, 09:43 AM
I just realized I never got off the lurkers couch!!!!

We will fix that oversight right now! Welcome CastleQueen5, glad to have you join us!

AngelJoy
06-08-2016, 01:54 PM
Mushu, your lovely, vibrantly colorful cards arrived today!!! Thank you so much for the host card and all the other little goodies stuck in there. You are very generous!

AngelJoy
06-09-2016, 02:19 PM
Received cards today from:

kr904: gorgeous! I love the shading you did on them, and the sparkle. Thanks for the host card!

Outofdarkness: beautiful! I love the use of metallic throughout. Thanks for the host card!

DmyTLadybug
06-09-2016, 11:48 PM
I finished mine! It was so much fun!

AngelJoy
06-10-2016, 09:12 AM
They are beautiful, DmyTLadybug, I like the way you highlighted the hearts on the one at the bottom left. I can hardly wait to see them in person!

DmyTLadybug
06-10-2016, 04:19 PM
Well, you should soon. I'm mailing them today. ;)

AngelJoy
06-10-2016, 06:19 PM
I will be on the lookout then!

AngelJoy
06-11-2016, 12:38 AM
Welcome, corinnescreations! Glad you are joining us!

CastleQueen5
06-12-2016, 01:19 AM
I looked at my blank page again today. I just thought, HOW DO THEY get from this to the wow, I am seeing? And how can anyone suck at coloring? Yet, I feel like I might suck at coloring. I did not flunk coloring in Kindergarten. Honest

I check the withdrawal date and I still have time to be myself and not anyone else when it comes to coloring, but right now it is escaping me.

AngelJoy
06-12-2016, 08:51 AM
I looked at my blank page again today. I just thought, HOW DO THEY get from this to the wow, I am seeing? And how can anyone suck at coloring? Yet, I feel like I might suck at coloring. I did not flunk coloring in Kindergarten. Honest

I check the withdrawal date and I still have time to be myself and not anyone else when it comes to coloring, but right now it is escaping me.

Be fearless. Be you. And all will be well!!! :D

DragonBoo
06-12-2016, 10:25 PM
CastleQueen5, just let yourself go and enjoy the experience. :-)

These are the cards I colored and sent in. I enjoyed playing with my markers again and stuck with mainly bold colors.

Daphne75
06-13-2016, 03:08 PM
CastleQueen5, pick some colors you love and just start hun !
You CAN do it!!

AngelJoy
06-13-2016, 04:03 PM
Sometimes I will just grab a bunch of colors, put them in random order, and then just pull them out one by one and fill in spots in the picture.... it's incredible how satisfied I can be with the results!!!

There really is no WRONG way to do this one!!! The object is to see all the different interpretations of the same picture we can have. And I can hardly wait until we have the gallery up after the swap just to see how many different ways people did it. :D

HAVE FUN!!!

AngelJoy
06-13-2016, 08:42 PM
I just love this group!!! So supportive!!!

Daphne75
06-14-2016, 02:21 PM
Ladybug awesome cards !!

AngelJoy
06-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Received cards today from Redlionspride! Beautifully vibrant colors!! Thank you for the host card! :D

CastleQueen5
06-15-2016, 10:28 PM
I colored today and it sucked. The markers were too fat. I only had one set with me at the time. I reprinted the page, and I will try, try again.

AngelJoy
06-15-2016, 10:31 PM
Keep at it, CastleQueen5, I know you can do it!!!

beth
06-15-2016, 11:12 PM
I used my new Koh-I-Noor tritone pencils but I may do another page with markers to get brighter colors (looks even more washed out in photo). Work in progress.

Daphne75
06-17-2016, 04:10 AM
mom and mine are going postal today !

AngelJoy
06-17-2016, 10:30 AM
Keep at it, beth! It's coming along.

Daphne75 -- looking forward to seeing them in person! :)

jjhere
06-17-2016, 01:00 PM
What a cool idea! Can I still join in the fun?

AngelJoy
06-17-2016, 01:58 PM
You absolutely may, jjhere! Welcome!

beth
06-17-2016, 10:26 PM
Better paper makes a big difference and that 60# scrapbook paper from Michael's ran through my printer with no problem and the markers are much more vibrant, but having to be so neat and precise takes all the fun of coloring out of it for me! I'd better keep coloring for myself.

Plus my bifocals aren't cooperating and to do the tiny bits on this sheet I have to take my glasses off and get my nose down on the page! lol

Have fun everybody!

--Beth


Keep at it, beth! It's coming along.

Daphne75 -- looking forward to seeing them in person! :)

AngelJoy
06-18-2016, 12:05 PM
Sorry to see you go, beth!

jjhere
06-20-2016, 11:45 AM
This was SO fun! I thought my page was a hot mess when I finished but it ended up looking pretty cool when cut up. Nice to have extra pieces for later projects too.

AngelJoy
06-20-2016, 12:22 PM
They are glorious, jjhere!! Thanks for persevering! :D

Daphne75
06-20-2016, 02:07 PM
Ooooh very pretty jjhere ! Bottom 2 are my favorites, specially the left one, such depth you achieved in it !

Cleopatra
06-20-2016, 08:22 PM
Hi, I was lurking but am ready to jump in! Here is my completed page. I'll work on cutting out the cards next. Thanks!

AngelJoy
06-20-2016, 08:48 PM
Wow, bright and beautiful! Welcome, Cleopatra!

jjhere
06-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Oohhh...love the colors,Cleopatra!

Rosa
06-21-2016, 01:17 PM
If these are acceptable ( I wasn't too happy with the paper & my colored pencils, but it was fun to color...) I'll need your address!

AngelJoy
06-21-2016, 01:41 PM
Yes, they are acceptable! I PM'd my address to you.

AngelJoy
06-21-2016, 01:57 PM
Received lovely cards from Daphne75 and Daphne's Mom! Thank you both for the host cards, the language pages (lorrie!) and the embellishment. So very kind of you both!!! Thank you for playing!

Daphne75
06-21-2016, 02:56 PM
Glad they all made it !!

Daphne75
06-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Loving the rainbows ! :)

AngelJoy
06-21-2016, 03:48 PM
OK, here they are cut apart. I like how there are rainbows on each one!

They are on cardstock - not super flimsy. Should I glue them on to anything else, or are they ok as is?

I'll PM you for address soon.

They are beautiful! I can't believe they are watercolor! Nicely done.

If the cards can be easily bent into a "U" shape, then I would say please attach them to something a little sturdier, then they have a better chance of making it to me without getting bent.

I will PM you my address. Thanks for playing! (and thank you daughter and her friend, too!)

AngelJoy
06-24-2016, 04:50 PM
DMyTLadybug sent in some gloriously colorful cards! Thanks for the hostie!
jjhere sent in some gorgeous cards, too! Thank you for the hostie as well.

I'm a little out of sorts right now because my hubby and I were on our way to Waterbury VT to judge a BBQ contest (we are Certified Master Judges through KCBS - Kansas City Barbecue Society) and while traveling on the interstate (about 80 miles away from home already) a deer jumped up over a bank from down below us and we hit it. I was snoozing as I often do when riding in a car, so I heard the thumping sounds and opened my eyes to see bits of our car flying overhead. Praise God neither of us were hurt, although the deer will no longer jump in front of anyone ever again. We called 911, got our car towed, got a rental car and came back home. So bummed that we won't be judging this weekend, but so grateful that God was with us (we ALWAYS pray before we go on trips!) and that we were not hurt. Just very inconvenienced and stressed out.

I will need to do some serious "arting" to calm down, right??!?! :twitcy:

AngelJoy
06-24-2016, 05:25 PM
Oh NO! I'm so sorry to hear that, AngelJoy! Glad you are OK! Hope your car is able to get fixed, and RIP to the deer! There are a lot of dear around where I live too. Thankfully- I haven't hit one yet! I've had some close calls though.

Yes! take a breather & do some relaxing art.

Thanks! Our car is fixable, thank God. Just have to wait is all. The insurance company has been outstanding, though, which is a definite help to our mental health! :)

ThouArtDelyrias
06-25-2016, 02:27 AM
I just found this and I am printing it out! Going to see what I can do with it before I commit...Going on vacation and would like to take with and color.... :)

rapgardenpainter
06-25-2016, 08:49 AM
I sent 4 cards yesterday. You should receive them soon.

AngelJoy
06-25-2016, 08:51 AM
AngelJoy ~

I'm so glad you guys are okay!!! Those deer collisions can be deadly!!

My cards are done, so please PM your addy when you are up to it ~

Thank you! I PM'd my address.

AngelJoy
06-25-2016, 08:57 AM
Welcome, ThouArtDelyrias!

Thanks for letting me know, rapgardenpainter, I will be on the lookout for them.

jjhere
06-25-2016, 01:05 PM
AngelJoy, that sounds so scary! So glad you are both okay and the insurance company is being helpful.

AngelJoy
06-25-2016, 01:44 PM
Thanks! We are hopeful that the car repairs won't take long. :)

Daphne75
06-25-2016, 03:13 PM
Glad you are both ok, AJ !!

AngelJoy
06-25-2016, 03:29 PM
Thanks!

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 12:06 AM
About three weeks until the due date... how is everyone coming with their creations??? The cards I have already received are all fantastic! Am looking forward to seeing the rest of them!

Donnacr
06-26-2016, 02:47 AM
I was just looking at everyone's gorgeous creations - only to discover that I forgot to get off the lurkers' couch.:shocked::swoon:
I have 3 cards finished and should be mailing the 4 of them tomorrow so I guess I need to be signed up, please. I have your address.

In Australia we don't have deer but we do have kangaroos which do the same sort of thing. If you hit a big red kangaroo your car definitely does not survive, but neither does the 'roo.
So glad that you and your husband are okay and that your car is repairable.

ThouArtDelyrias
06-26-2016, 05:21 PM
I have been working on these steadily so I think you can sign me up! I did hurt my hand on Friday evening...ugh! Thought it was broken but might not be...is my right hand but I am still able to color if I don't wear the splint..The most embarrassing part is that I injured it on a pogo stick!!! I saw it and thought, "I used to be really good at this! let me try!" at my age, this was not a good move....:eek:

Cleopatra
06-26-2016, 06:32 PM
Here is my page cut up and mounted on card stock. They should go out mid-week. This was very fun to do. I just used Sharpies but I think it worked out ok.

Cleopatra
06-26-2016, 06:37 PM
AngelJoy I just paged up and read about your encounter with the deer! That happened to my nephew and it was quite upsetting, not to mention the damage to the car. But cars can be fixed. I'm so glad you are ok.

camprose
06-26-2016, 08:36 PM
Mine are in the mail! these are so much prettier in person!

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 08:57 PM
I was just looking at everyone's gorgeous creations - only to discover that I forgot to get off the lurkers' couch.:shocked::swoon:
I have 3 cards finished and should be mailing the 4 of them tomorrow so I guess I need to be signed up, please. I have your address.

In Australia we don't have deer but we do have kangaroos which do the same sort of thing. If you hit a big red kangaroo your car definitely does not survive, but neither does the 'roo.
So glad that you and your husband are okay and that your car is repairable.

donnacr, you are all signed up officially!

I think I would rather take my chances with our deer than your kangaroos!! That sounds really frightening!

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 08:58 PM
I have been working on these steadily so I think you can sign me up! I did hurt my hand on Friday evening...ugh! Thought it was broken but might not be...is my right hand but I am still able to color if I don't wear the splint..The most embarrassing part is that I injured it on a pogo stick!!! I saw it and thought, "I used to be really good at this! let me try!" at my age, this was not a good move....:eek:

haha! sounds like something I would do... and instantly regret!! I'm glad your hand was not broken. I have you all signed up! Thanks for joining in the fun!

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 09:00 PM
Here is my page cut up and mounted on card stock. They should go out mid-week. This was very fun to do. I just used Sharpies but I think it worked out ok.

Cleopatra, these are really nice. I often use just Sharpies as well, I like their color intensity. Thanks for your kind thought on my deer encounter. We are glad we are okay, too, but are really wanting our Dodge Durango back -- the rental Toyota Carolla just doesn't do it for us! But the insurance is paying for the rental, so we really can't complain too much! :)

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 09:01 PM
Mine are in the mail! these are so much prettier in person!

Thanks for letting me know they are on the way, camprose! And if they are prettier in person, I am really looking forward to seeing them because they sure are beautiful here!

AngelJoy
06-26-2016, 09:04 PM
Received lovely cards from Rosa yesterday. Thank you for the host card. I like the way you have the self-created border piece on each of the cards. Nice work!

ThouArtDelyrias
06-27-2016, 03:00 AM
As long as you are still in NY, I am sending these off on Tuesday.

Rosa
06-27-2016, 08:28 AM
Thanks, glad they made it ;)

AngelJoy
06-27-2016, 08:38 AM
Yes, ThouArtDelyrias, my NY address is the correct one for now. :) You cards are brilliantly beautiful!

AngelJoy
06-27-2016, 04:13 PM
Received cards from rapgardenpainter -- like the metallic look. Thanks for the host card!

and from crfarywngs -- beautifully done, love the color choices! Thanks for the host card!

Donnacr
06-27-2016, 06:47 PM
I went a lot more muted in my colour choices, in fact, my 2nd card is deliberately greys and neutrals. I hope that is all right. They are in the mail today.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_img388.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_img390.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_img389.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_img391.jpg

AngelJoy
06-27-2016, 08:36 PM
Very nice, donnacr! I love to see different color choices!

camprose
06-27-2016, 10:36 PM
I just couldn't throw away the little bits and pieces!

AngelJoy
06-27-2016, 10:47 PM
nicely done, camprose!

Cleopatra
06-29-2016, 10:45 PM
AngelJoy my cards are winging their way to you today, just so ya know. And I really love the variety of colors we're all doing, from bright and vibrant to soft and muted. Can't wait to get my returns!

AngelJoy
06-29-2016, 11:23 PM
Thanks, Cleopatra! I will keep an eye out for them. Yes, I am very happy with the wonderful cards people are doing for this swap! It's even better than I had dreamed it could be. :D

Marie
06-30-2016, 09:53 AM
Me please! I'm finished except for the cutting...

AngelJoy
06-30-2016, 10:34 AM
Welcome, Marie!! Glad you could join us!

Marie
06-30-2016, 11:20 AM
Thanks!!! I have a question about preferences. Is anyone putting a border around the completed card? Or let the design go all the way to the sides of the card?

AngelJoy
06-30-2016, 11:37 AM
Thanks!!! I have a question about preferences. Is anyone putting a border around the completed card? Or let the design go all the way to the sides of the card?

Both. Some people have added borders and colored them in and then included the borders in the cut cards. Others have just done the main picture and cut off the white borders and then cut up the cards. Whatever YOUR preference is, is what you should do.. That's why it's The Same, Only Different! :jiggy: If you scroll through the thread, you will see examples of both. Thanks for checking.

Daphne75
06-30-2016, 02:36 PM
Awesome swap this :)

AngelJoy
06-30-2016, 02:42 PM
Awesome swap this :)

thank you! I am quite impressed with everyone's offerings!!!

ErsatzEpiphany
06-30-2016, 06:04 PM
Ooooh, I love this! Sign me up, please. Thank you :)

AngelJoy
06-30-2016, 06:12 PM
camprose, your wonderful shiny cards have arrived! Thank you for the host card!

ErsatzEpiphany, you are all signed up! Welcome!

Marie
07-01-2016, 09:34 AM
This was a fun idea Lorrie!

AngelJoy
07-01-2016, 11:09 AM
Your cards are beautiful, Marie! I'm glad you enjoyed the theme!

AngelJoy
07-01-2016, 02:55 PM
Received very pretty cards from bobbie today! Thanks for the host card!

AngelJoy
07-02-2016, 06:36 PM
Received brightly colored cards from ThouArtDelyrias today! Thank you for the host card!

AngelJoy
07-02-2016, 09:33 PM
REMINDER: Only two weeks left until the cards need to be in my hands for trading! :jiggy:

ErsatzEpiphany
07-03-2016, 12:01 PM
I will be mailing my cards on Monday :)

AngelJoy
07-03-2016, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the heads up, ErsatzEphiphany!

ErsatzEpiphany
07-03-2016, 12:10 PM
Oops, I mean, Tuesday. No mail Monday!

Bea3
07-04-2016, 12:24 AM
My cards are ready to mail. Please sign me up and pm address. Thank you.

AngelJoy
07-04-2016, 09:59 AM
Welcome Bea3! I have PMed my address to you.

AngelJoy
07-05-2016, 03:41 PM
Received cards today from

Grebricar - nice and shiny! Thanks for the host card!

Cleopatra -- nice bold colors! Thanks for the host card!

Marie -- nice metallics! Thanks for the host card and for the comics! :biglaugh:

catb
07-06-2016, 08:32 AM
Mailing tomorrow. Sharpie and colored pencils.

AngelJoy
07-06-2016, 09:17 AM
Beautiful, catb! I am looking forward to seeing them in person.

Daphne75
07-06-2016, 01:45 PM
Great colors !

CastleQueen5
07-06-2016, 05:30 PM
I'm mailing today

AngelJoy
07-07-2016, 12:01 PM
Sorry to see you go, Meborn! but I can SOOO relate to misplacing it! I sometimes think I spend half my life looking for things that I put in a "safe place" so I would remember right where to find it. HA! :twitcy:

CastleQueen5
07-07-2016, 06:01 PM
I will edit and post photos soon .

Bea3
07-09-2016, 08:56 AM
On their way. Thanks again.

CastleQueen5
07-09-2016, 08:40 PM
I loaded my cards to flickr. It was faster cause my phone has a bunch of vacation photos too.

2 cards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38366050@N07/28186468465/in/dateposted-public/)

2 more cards (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38366050@N07/28186468385/in/dateposted-public/)

AngelJoy
07-09-2016, 09:40 PM
Bea3, I will keep an eye out for them!
CastleQueen5, thanks for posting your pictures!

I received cards from ErsatzEpiphany yesterday. beautifully done with gel pens!

CastleQueen5, your cards arrived today! Thank you for the host card!

Only one week left to have the cards in my hands for swapping!!!

CastleQueen5
07-09-2016, 10:13 PM
Oh yeah, I am glad they arrived. That seemed fast. I had 122 vacation photos and like 5 cards mixed in with the vacation photos.

AngelJoy
07-12-2016, 02:22 PM
Yesterday I received cards from:

Donnacr -- lovely soothing colors. thanks for the host card!
catb -- vibrant and bright. thanks for the host card!
SEMOKraftee -- very neat and pretty. thanks for the host card!

received today:

Bea3 -- bright and nice. thanks for the host card!

Only 4 more days for cards from three more people to arrive!

AngelJoy
07-15-2016, 10:51 AM
I received cards yesterday from Seralyn. Thanks for the host card! Hopefully the rest of cards come today and tomorrow so I can start swapping them out!

AngelJoy
07-16-2016, 12:16 PM
I received cards from colormetheworld yesterday. Thank you for the host card!

Hopefully the last set of cards will come today... :) Then I will start swapping. Thanks, everyone, for playing!

Daphne75
07-16-2016, 02:34 PM
Thank you for an interesting and fun swap !

AngelJoy
07-16-2016, 05:38 PM
You are quite welcome! Well, today's mail came and nothing from corinnescreations. I sent out a reminder PM on July 9 and got no reply. I see she hasn't been signed on the site since June 11. So, I am going to swap out without her. I will let you all know when the envelopes hit the mail (hopefully Monday!!) :D

AngelJoy
07-17-2016, 10:12 PM
Got all the cards swapped out -- they will be in the mail tomorrow! Please remember to leave iTrader for me, and You Rock! for those you receive cards from. You can go to the first post (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1809634&postcount=1) and scroll down through the players names, click on the name of someone you received cards from, and it will launch one of their posts where you can easily leave You Rock! comments for them.

THANKS FOR PLAYING!!! I hope everyone enjoys their returns! :D

DragonBoo
07-17-2016, 11:29 PM
I'm excited to see the returns! Thank you very much for hosting such a fun swap! :-)

AngelJoy
07-18-2016, 07:59 PM
I'm glad you both enjoyed it. I was very impressed with all the beautiful cards! I will try to get the swap cards in the gallery sometime this week.

Mushu
07-21-2016, 08:59 AM
I received beautiful cards from camprose, DmyTLadybug, and raven!! Thank you for hosting Lorrie!!

AngelJoy
07-21-2016, 10:07 AM
It was my pleasure!!

Check out the gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap595.php) that Carol Cadek created for me. You guys did a fantastic job on your cards and it's awesome to see them all together!

Daphne75
07-21-2016, 02:15 PM
Great result, awesome to see them all together in the swap gallery ! Love it :)

CastleQueen5
07-21-2016, 06:01 PM
My returns arrived today. Thanks rapgardenpainter, Bea3, Daphne's mom

ThouArtDelyrias
07-21-2016, 10:53 PM
got mine today as well! :)

rapgardenpainter
07-22-2016, 07:46 AM
I received cards from:

CastleQueen5
outofdarkness
bobbie

Thanks to all and to our hostess AngelJoy!

Marie
07-22-2016, 09:47 AM
My returns are here! I got beautiful cards from CatB, Saralyn and colormetheworld. Many thanks to our splendiferous host! And thanks for the extra card! :-)

catb
07-22-2016, 02:07 PM
Got great returns yesterday from donnacr, Marie and SEMOkraftee. Thanks to AngelJoy for hosting and the RAK!

Cleopatra
07-22-2016, 11:59 PM
Thank you AngelJoy for hosting and for the RAK! I got cards from Dragon Boo; kr 904; and Thou Art Delyrias. Lovely cards all! Will leave iTrader and You Rock points a bit later.

jjhere
07-23-2016, 11:35 AM
Epic ATCs received from Clarinell, Camprose, Rosa & Unadilla. Thank you!

Daphne75
07-23-2016, 03:04 PM
Cards received today for me and mom ! Thank you for Hosting !

camprose
07-24-2016, 10:21 PM
Thanks so much angeljoy, great swap! Terrific cards received from jjhere, ersatzepiphany, and mushu!

AngelJoy
07-25-2016, 03:59 PM
Glad everyone enjoyed the swap -- I thought it was fun, too! :jiggy:

DragonBoo
07-25-2016, 09:15 PM
Great cards received today! Thank you kr904, Cleopatra, and crfarywngs! And, of course, thank you, AngelJoy for being such a great swap host!

Grebricar
07-31-2016, 12:07 AM
I'm a bit late posting, been vacationing. I have received lovely cards from Clarinell, Daphne75 and Seralyn. Thank you for hosting AngelJoy and also for the extra card! Such a fun swap.

AngelJoy
07-31-2016, 12:15 AM
I enjoyed it, too, seeing everyone's interpretation of the same picture! :D

Donnacr
08-14-2016, 10:57 PM
I'm so sorry, I thought that I had already mentioned my returns had arrived but I have just found your envelope hidden on my desk. :embarrassed:

I received gorgeous cards from: colormetheworld, catb, SEMOKraftee and a surprise from our Host.
Thanks for a wonderful swap idea, thinking WAY out of the box, to our Host

off to leave points for all