View Full Version : Don't forget your Umbrella Swap - Due July 11

05-14-2008, 03:36 AM
Don't forget your Umbrella - due date July 11th
sign- up/ withdraw date - June 25th
swap due date July 11th
number of cards -3 for 3 or 6 for 6
number of participants - unlimited

Don't Forget Your UMBRELLA

I've have an umbrella fetish, I admit it, and now I want a collection of umbrella ATCs. Bright colourful fun umbrellas, somber black dripping wet ones, little friendly kids ones. All kinds of umbrellas, all kinds of scenarios.

Each card in this swap must contain an umbrella. The rest is up to you!

Due Date:
Cards are due in my hands by July 11 . Please note, I am in Canada and the mail takes an extra week at least to get here, so mail early! This will be an on time swap. I will mail your return cards on July 15.
NOTE: Late-arriving cards will be held for 1 week past the due date, swapped with other late cards, and then sent back out. (If there are not enough late arrivals, you may get some or all of your own cards back!)

Canadian participants, please enclose a SASE envelope.

USA participants, please enclose a LOOSE stamp for the same amount that it takes to send your cards to me. I can’t use it on your returns, but I can use it on future swaps I participate in with US hosts. I’ll put the appropriate amount of Canadian postage on your SAE.

All other International participants, send a self addressed envelope or large address label. I will cover your return postage. An extra ATC for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated, but not required.

1. Send your BEST cards – cards that demonstrate your best workmanship, and that you are proud to share with others. Each card must be your own work, with unique hand applied additions. All mediums are welcome. (no digital only or multiple copies)

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and SWAP NAME in these 3 places:
* On the back of all your cards
* On the front of your mailing envelope
* On the front of your return envelope

3. When you sign up for this swap, I will PM you my address and a reminder of the swap details.

4. Post in the thread to sign up, and to have fun.

5. I will give iTrader feedback the same day I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return, I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Reputation Points for the artists whose cards you receive.


Umbrellas by Bubblecup, PaperFairys, and Nuttynanner


1. lilbad received
2. nowzem received
3. Craftygirl34 received
4. jean received
5. jonquil received
6. lola123 received
7. Elena received
8. mrubyjean received
9. Cheeky received
10. Cheeky's daughter received
11. neca84 received
12. Wendy received
13. ConnieMarie withdrew
14. Joni Owens withdrew
15. DotMatrixHero received
16. stellacometa received
17. bsvab received
18. maxie23 received
19. kylieluvsart received
20. Veri received
21. euphoria - received
22. Mandy received
23. Thraisha received
24. JoyFlower - received
25. Rooskie received
26. thecoffeeshopgirl received
27. Pennyquilter received
28. Ilmsykma received
29. Fingers - received
30. Siena received
31. Karen597 received
32. Nuttynanner received
33. Lini received

05-14-2008, 10:45 AM
This is new and different. Count me in!!

05-14-2008, 11:02 AM
sign me up dear!!!! :D

05-14-2008, 01:31 PM
lilbad and nowzem, you are both on the umbrella list! Thanks for joining.

05-14-2008, 02:51 PM
Hello...can i join the swap please?:cool:

05-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Did someone say UMBRELLA? I love umbrellas!
Count me in, please!!

05-14-2008, 03:42 PM
craftygirl34 and jean, you are both in the umbrella swap. Thank you for joining the fun!

05-15-2008, 05:37 AM
can i play please?

05-15-2008, 08:39 AM
I would love to play

05-15-2008, 11:12 AM
jonquil and lola123, welcome to the Umbrella Swap!

05-15-2008, 01:49 PM
Can I play?

05-15-2008, 04:06 PM
you are in Elena!

05-15-2008, 04:56 PM
Oh, yes...I love umbrellas, too...and I just missed the "Rain" Swap on the OS.
Please sign me up!

05-15-2008, 05:06 PM
you are in, mrubyjean, welcome to the umbrella swap!

05-16-2008, 02:10 AM
Let me in.... Let me in...Can my daughter who is 13 HAHA swap as well?

05-16-2008, 03:08 AM
sure Cheeky, you are in the swap, and your daughter too... lil Cheeky!

05-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Here is my first one. The final product was nothing like what I had on mind to begin with...but fixing some mistakes I ended up with this :spinny:

05-16-2008, 04:28 PM
Here is my first one. The final product was nothing like what I had on mind to begin with...but fixing some mistakes I ended up with this :spinny:

Elena, I just love that umbrella card. Its like Umbrella Mania!!!!

05-17-2008, 06:52 AM
Hello, can I join this one please, its nearly winter here so I have plenty of rain to look at for inspiration :)
Carol from Aussie

05-17-2008, 10:26 AM
welcome to the swap, neca84. I am looking forward to seeing your umbrellas!

05-17-2008, 11:53 AM
Can I join too?!

05-17-2008, 02:28 PM
Thanks for joining the swap, Wendy!!

05-17-2008, 03:09 PM
Oooo...i have bought some lovely stamps for this swap can't wait to try them out. Any excuse to buy something new, lol.:yes:

05-17-2008, 03:18 PM
Thanks for joining the swap, Craftygirl34! I am looking forward to seeing the 'new stamps' .. I have quite an addiction to stamps!

05-17-2008, 05:20 PM
Had so much umbrella-'drive' (before and) after I signed up for this swap ... made two cards ...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14439&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=14439" target="blank) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14438&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=14438" target="blank)

05-17-2008, 07:17 PM
More umbrella mania! Cool cards!

05-17-2008, 07:54 PM
I would like to participate in the umbrella-ness! :D

05-17-2008, 08:43 PM
Wonderful cards Wendy, my two passions, Owls and Umbrellas... hmmm, sounds like a good name for something.....

Welcome to the swap, ConnieMarie! thanks for joining up!

Joni Owens
05-17-2008, 08:48 PM
Is there room for me??

05-17-2008, 09:19 PM
there is lots of room! Welcome to the umbrella swap, Joni!

05-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Eh ... I was just in an umbrella-mood this weekend ...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14602&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=14602" target="blank) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14601&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=14601" target="blank)

05-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Id love to join this swap! Ive got a few ideas up my sleeve with this one!

05-18-2008, 06:30 PM
Wendy, love your cards!!!! I can't wait to see them in person!

DotMatrixHero, welcome to the swap... oh ideas up your sleeve - sounds very intriguing!

05-18-2008, 06:39 PM
woop! Thanks for letting me join!

05-18-2008, 06:54 PM
May I join? :)

05-18-2008, 08:25 PM
yes, you are in stellacometa! thanks for joining!!

05-18-2008, 08:56 PM

I would like to join in too


05-18-2008, 10:17 PM
Welcome to the umbrella swap, bsvab, you are in!!!!

05-20-2008, 03:25 AM
Will play if you'll have me.

05-20-2008, 03:58 AM
hi stormarela, can I please join? I just finished another swap so that makes room for this one.

05-20-2008, 04:37 AM
welcome to umbrella swap maxie23 and kylieluvsart!!!!

05-20-2008, 06:35 AM
Susan, my cards have been posted yesterday!

05-20-2008, 09:45 AM
I will tell you as soon as they arrive, Wendy. I am looking forward to them!

05-21-2008, 04:10 AM
Wendy they are Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:spinny:

05-22-2008, 11:54 PM
this is my umbrella mania piece (inspired by Wendy), its 9 x 12, and I will cut it into ATCs for the swap.

05-23-2008, 10:33 AM
Already saw your umbrella mania in the gallery and it's gorgeous ... but the idea you're going to cut it in four pieces ... :sad: It's great like this!

And eh ... I'm very flattered by your remark that I inspired you! Me ... inspiring someone! Wow! :embarrassed:

05-23-2008, 11:54 AM
my page is 9 x 12, it will make 10 ATCs, that I want to trade. I am thinking of getting it colour copied and reduced into ATC sized prints, just for fun before I cut it up.

05-23-2008, 01:59 PM
my page is 9 x 12, it will make 10 ATCs, that I want to trade. I am thinking of getting it colour copied and reduced into ATC sized prints, just for fun before I cut it up.

:wideeyed: Oops ... 10 ATC's! Great idea to make ATC sized prints!!

05-23-2008, 04:16 PM
can I join please`? I saw all these wonderful umbrella atc's and can't resist :D

05-23-2008, 04:18 PM
yes Veri, you are IN! Welcome to the umbrella frenzy.

05-23-2008, 05:36 PM
I'd so love to join! (Love me a bumbershoot!)

05-23-2008, 06:31 PM
Euphoria, welcome to the swap. and your bumbershoot too!.. lol

05-24-2008, 12:47 AM
Elena's umbrella cards have arrived already. This is going to be a fantastic swap!! Thanks for the extra Elena!

05-24-2008, 06:57 PM
golly Elena was quick. well done. heh stormarela I love your avatar ..cool:wubclub:

05-25-2008, 10:48 AM
thanks kylie! it has been raining here for the last 4 days.. I've got umbrellas on the mind!!

05-25-2008, 09:00 PM
nice ... nothing like a bright umbrella..........
oh .....yeah......... I'm finished I really enjoyed do this swap.
thanks stormrela;)

05-26-2008, 07:21 PM
I received umbrella's today from Wendy. Wow, the colours are so vibrant. Thank you so much for the extra!

05-27-2008, 06:36 PM
today is the first day in a week that it hasn't rained all day... I don't think its rained at all today.. so far! This is a bit unusual weather for Calgary,, I didn't even see alot of colourful umbrellas... ( I don't think most people think they need one here)... so keep your colourful umbrella cards coming. Its great to see them posted to the thread!

05-28-2008, 04:16 AM
can i join this swap please

05-28-2008, 01:10 PM
Welcome Mandy, you are in the swap!

05-29-2008, 12:05 PM
My umbrellas are in my gallery if u want to see them. Will get them in the mail asap!

05-29-2008, 12:17 PM
I love your brellas, lilbad. They are so clever, and so pretty.... and, I couldn't help thinking they all rhyme with stormarella!
I will be waiting for them!

05-29-2008, 12:21 PM
Why, yes they do.....lol

05-30-2008, 09:56 AM
I've made and posted my 'brellas in my gallery! Please take a look!!!

05-30-2008, 10:44 AM
I love your owl brellas! So cute. I love their expressions!

06-01-2008, 06:51 AM
nowzem them look great. stormarela I sent mine off too you yesterday.

06-02-2008, 04:09 PM
can i please join

06-02-2008, 10:36 PM
I will be watching for them kylie!

Welcome to the swap, Thraisha!

06-03-2008, 05:11 PM
My umbrellas are done.


They'll be in the mail tomorrow!

06-03-2008, 06:17 PM
Elisa, I love your umbrella! I'll let you know as soon as I get them.

06-03-2008, 07:00 PM
What a fun swap theme, Susan. :) May I join the fun?

06-03-2008, 09:00 PM
yes, you are in the Umbrella Swap, Cheryl, thanks for joining!

06-05-2008, 07:53 PM
I received wonderful umbrellas today from lilbad and Neca84. Thanks for the extras!

06-07-2008, 04:03 PM
Here are my ATCs for this swap! They will be sent by the end of this week :)

06-08-2008, 05:07 AM
May i please still sign up! I've been eyeing this for a while now. It finally got the better of me. Thanks - Rooskie

06-08-2008, 05:38 AM
good for you rooksie! I have thoroughly enjoyed this swap the research was fun too!

06-08-2008, 01:28 PM
Yay Rooskie, you are IN the umbrella zone. ... it seems since I started this swap, it has rained more and more than ever before here.... I think my next swap will be for lottery winnings,, and maybe the money will start pouring in!

06-08-2008, 01:29 PM
I love your umbrellas, DOT, nice warm colours, and a penny (?) too! very cool.

06-09-2008, 05:38 PM
kylie's umbrellas have arrived! thank you for the extras.

I know everyone is going to be so pleased with the returns in this swap, so many fantastic cards are arriving already!

06-09-2008, 09:06 PM
If there is still room count me in!

06-09-2008, 09:46 PM
You are in, Coffee Shop Girl, welcome to the umbrella swap!

06-10-2008, 01:08 AM
Here is my first card - Hope you like it!!! - RoOskie

06-10-2008, 01:10 AM
wow, Rooskie, thats beautiful, it looks like stained glass! How did you make it?

06-10-2008, 01:17 AM
I used a tool called a 'Kistka" A tool used in Ukranian Egg Decorating. Since I have an electric one, I plug it it and it gets hot enough to melt wax. So, I use my crayola crayons and basically just color in my drawing!!! It is really fun and easy! I am addicted to this. I will probably do lots more cards with this technique!!! Thanks for the comment! - RoOskie

06-10-2008, 01:18 AM
DOTMATRIXHERO, I just noticed you cards. They are really awesome! I love the color scheme. Ohhh so yummy - RoOskie

06-10-2008, 01:28 AM
Stormarela, since I usually send a card for the host and have only made one, is there a specific colors scheme you would like on your umbrella? They will all be the same pattern just different colors! Let me know!!! - RoOskie

06-10-2008, 01:29 AM
hmmm, My Grandma had a blue and purple umbrella, at least one anyway! How about some blues, violets and purples? I feel spoiled, Rooskie! Thank you.

06-10-2008, 01:38 AM
Blues, violets, and purples it is!!! I'll make it tomorrow evening after work!!! - RoOskie

06-10-2008, 01:59 PM
Rooksie, your card is so beautiful ~ incredible colors ~ I am kind of a wax nut! Thanks for the info about the "Kistka"!

Here are my beeswax and napkin images umbrella cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=17981&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=17982&w=m

I'll let you know when I've mailed my cards ~ it might take me a couple of days.

06-10-2008, 02:28 PM
Wow ... great cards Rooskie and mrubyjean!!!!

06-10-2008, 02:42 PM
Oh wow mrubyjean, those umbrellas are spectacular. I've been dying to see your beeswax cards in person!

06-10-2008, 03:58 PM
So many lovely and clever umbrellas---yum, yum!!

06-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Hummmm - one month to go - is there still room to enter? I'll work on them this week-end.

06-11-2008, 10:46 PM
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06-11-2008, 10:47 PM

06-12-2008, 12:36 AM
Welcome to the swap, Pennyquilter, I am sure you have time to make your umbrella's!

06-12-2008, 12:39 AM

Those umbrella cards are great, Rooskie, I know everyone will love them, just like I do!

06-13-2008, 06:01 PM
I recieved Stellacometa's super gorgeous umbrella's today. Thanks for the extras, its like Christmas here!

06-14-2008, 08:21 PM
id like to join please

06-14-2008, 08:25 PM
welcome to the umbrella swap, lauren!

06-15-2008, 12:28 AM
Thanks for joining the swap, Fingers!

06-16-2008, 06:07 PM
finally there have been a few days of SUNSHINE here, and today I received umbrellas in the mail. I hope that doesn't change the weather!
I have umbrellas today from Cheeky, and TheCoffeeShopGirl. Great cards, I know everyone will like them!

06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
mine are done, i just need to get to the post office to buy stamps. they'll be out by the end of the week.

06-17-2008, 01:17 PM
Hi Stormarela,
May I join your swap? I have three cards done already...

06-17-2008, 01:36 PM
Yes, of course Siena, you may join!

I'm looking forward to seeing them, ilmsykma!

06-18-2008, 10:10 PM
My Umbrella cards were mailed today (along with your CAT card, Stormy!) ~ keep an eye peeled!

06-19-2008, 12:57 AM
I'll keep both eyes peeled, mrubyjean!!...LOL

Today, Umbrellas arrived from Thraisha... lots of pretty umbrellas!

06-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Here is my first card - the umbrellas are fabric

06-19-2008, 04:51 PM
Lovely, Jonquil!

06-19-2008, 05:16 PM
those are really Jonquil, is that waterproof fabric? :)

06-19-2008, 05:41 PM
not waterproof - they are probably more like parasols

06-20-2008, 07:01 AM
It's done now and I send out on monday :) Hope you like them. A picture you can find here (http://flickr.com/photos/11919764@N06/2594313671/)or in my gallery

06-20-2008, 07:53 AM
...I'd love to play....this would be my first swap. Can I play?

06-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Welcome to the umbrella swap, Karen597, and welcome to the website too!

Veri, your umbrella cards are lovely, especially the lucky ladybug! I will let you know as soon as they arrive!

06-20-2008, 11:12 AM
...thanks for letting me in! I won't disappoint!

06-20-2008, 10:51 PM
Here are my cards, going out next week!

06-21-2008, 02:54 AM
lovely umbrellas, Jean, very cool perspective with the flowers in the upside down one.

06-21-2008, 06:02 AM
Oh jean.... they are gorgeous well done. I love the upside down one ....so cool
Veri I love your cards too...
stormarela you are going to have a hard job sorting who gets what. wow there are all so awesome(or maybe that will be easy)

06-21-2008, 10:57 AM
Jean, I love your umbrellas. I wouldn't mind having any and all of them. LOL! Stay dry.

06-21-2008, 11:39 AM
STORMY! Last minute as I am...Jean put the icing on the umbrella cake with that upside-down bouquet umbrella.

Sign me up if there's room.

Beautiful umbrellas, every last one of them.

06-21-2008, 11:50 AM
.....just wondering....since I'm such a newbie! Do all the cards need to be different like Jean's are or can they be the same. I was kinda under the impression that they could be the same or different....artists choice.

06-21-2008, 04:32 PM
Hi, Karen597! I often do cards that are very similar with only minor differences for swaps...I agree with you, they can be similar or different, unless the hostess specifies otherwise.

Stormarela specified no multiple copies or only digital, so you may want to pm her to get the specifics.

06-22-2008, 01:19 PM
I would like to join if it's not too late! My cards are ready.

06-22-2008, 06:19 PM
lini and nuttynanner, you are both added to the swap. Welcome.
karen597 they can certainly be the same, as long as they are not just photo copies of eachother.
I am starting to wonder just how I will swap them all out, everything I have seen so far has been beautiful!

06-22-2008, 06:42 PM
Hi Susan

My umbrellas will be jetting off today. This is my first time attaching thumbnails, there is actually another card but I can only have a max of 5 piccies attached. They are all in my gallery.


06-22-2008, 07:10 PM
Vicki! Those are fabulous...really each and every one. Love all the little details...lettered raindrops, fancy handles...beautiful colors.

06-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Come stand under my umbrella...ella...ella...eh...eh. (That song's been stuck in my head all the while.)

Rainbow umbrella:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20436&w=s

Yes...this is a DIRECT copy of Jean's that I loved SO much (highest form of flattery, right?):

Asian umbrella (ella...ella...eh...eh...can't stop the music!!!):

06-23-2008, 12:29 AM
mouth watering umbrellaellas in here.. wow, bsvab I think I have to HAVE the duck handles... and nanner, I will never be able to resist the rainbowrella..
This is turning out to be some kind of torture for ME, all the beautiful eye candy coming my way, and I have to SHARE.

06-23-2008, 02:00 AM
DotMartixHero, you super umbrella cards have arrived! Thanks for the hostess card too, I love it!

06-23-2008, 02:24 PM
My cards are ready, I will be mailing them at the weekend.

06-23-2008, 02:44 PM
My cards are all done and will be mailed out soon... I loved doing them! And here they are:

06-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Craftygirl and Siena,
Your umbrella's are all so clever. Love them all and glad I'm not the hostess and have to decide who gets which umbrellas! Great work, gals.

06-23-2008, 03:37 PM
Nanner, hon, that's no way a direct copy of mine, it's a fabulous demonstration of what mine should have looked like! Brava!! Love those umbrellas, everyone....What a great swap!!! Thanks, Stormy!

06-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Jean...now you're just being nice...PAH-lease...just accept the fact that your umbrella art was my muse. I already feel like a stinker getting complimented on my plagiarized umbrella!

Gorgeous (and orignial) umbrellas, folks. We gotta get our umbrellas into a swap gallery, Stormy...they are just so pretty!

06-23-2008, 04:28 PM
Everyones umbrellas are GREAT!!! Im glad mine arrived safely :)

06-23-2008, 05:12 PM
I am drooling at all the lovely umbrellas! Craftygirl and Siena, they are lovely. All that I have seen so far are wonderful.
How am I going to swap them out? How am I going to choose what goes into a gallery? Oh the stress, the stress, the stress....

on the other hand, my daughter just washed all the windows in the house, inside and out ( she wants me to buy her a new iPod )... of course once you wash windows, the rain clouds start rolling in... so I will be NEEDING an UMBRELLA!

06-23-2008, 05:15 PM
tonight, I will investigate what I have to do to set up the gallery, or even a gallery at flicker. these are looking way to good to not show off.... and, if everyone who signed up sends just 3 cards, thats a hundred right there...

is there such thing as an umbrella overdose?

06-23-2008, 06:15 PM
....unsure about how to post thumbnail pic with my message....I'll figure it out eventually. Anyway, I posted one of my umbrella cards in the gallery. Everyone else's are looking so great!

06-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Wow, everyone - what stunning UMBRELLIES you are all creating!! Yep, our hostess is right, there should be an umbrella gallery...

Maybe these could be added to the swap gallery...(you know, the one you can link to from the top of the screen, that's probably been there awhile, but I just noticed and investigated today....) It's a very cool feature. :)

06-24-2008, 12:20 AM
The swap gallery is limited for space, so all the cards won't get in. In my swaps, I'll be letting participants know to post theirs to the thread or their regular gallery and if they can't, I'll put them into the thread.

Karen597, to post a thumbnail:
1. Click Post Reply, at left under last post on page.
2. Above the text box that opens, look for the paperclip (beside smily). Click it.
3. From that point, it's like putting an image in the gallery: browse, select, upload, voila!
Hope this helps!

06-24-2008, 05:50 AM
....thanks, Jean, for the info....here's another of my umbrella cards.

06-24-2008, 09:47 AM
love it karen, and want to be there!

06-24-2008, 12:42 PM
Stormy...my umbrellas got caught up in a sweet high wind that is carrying them to Canada...left today.

06-25-2008, 02:00 AM
I've recieved really cool umbrellas today from ilmsykma and mrubyjean. Thank you both for the postage and the extras!

06-25-2008, 10:18 PM
My umbrellas left rainy Michigan today. Hopefully they will find dry weather in Calgary! Thanks for hosting!

06-26-2008, 01:50 AM
Rooskie, your umbrellas have arrived safely!!!! Thank you so much for the extra!

06-26-2008, 04:09 PM
.....I'll be popping them into the mail tomorrow!

06-26-2008, 09:56 PM
Maxie23's super umbrella cards arrived today! No sign of rain *thankfully*.

06-27-2008, 11:52 AM
I mailed my little brellas on the 26 (yesterday) Hope they make it on time! :err:

06-28-2008, 01:22 PM
Pennyquilter's pretty umbrella's have arrived!

06-28-2008, 01:40 PM
There is about 2 weeks left till the deadline on the Umbrella Swap. I hope everyone has either mailed or is about to mail your umbrellas! I am looking forward to spreading them all and admiring them en masse!

06-30-2008, 04:42 PM
Hello i mailed my umbrella's today.

06-30-2008, 07:39 PM
I'll let you know when they arrive, Carftygirl34.

Today, I received umbrellas from:
Nuttynanner - very vibrant, the photo's didn't do them justice!
Lola123 - very charming - my favourite says "Rain rain go away"
Jonquil - very cool fabric brellas, and I love the backgrounds!

Its so funny, the sky is dark, some lightening and thunder, but still not raining. ... go figure.

07-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Mine are en route, btw...as of either Friday or yesterday, not sure which.

07-01-2008, 12:22 PM
I'll be on the look out Jean, I am sure they will be here before the end of this week!

07-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Mine are ready and will begin their journey in the morning. :)


07-02-2008, 01:52 AM
Your umbrellas are pretty, Cheryl, I love the bold colours!

07-02-2008, 06:35 PM
I am under umbrella attack! Today I received umbrellas from:
Veri - beautiful fabric cards
Mandy - lovely vintage children
Karen - super cool beach umbrellas
Lini - gorgeous fabric umbrellas
Everyone will love getting these cards! Thanks for the extras!

07-02-2008, 11:16 PM
My umbrellies are floating your way as of this morning!

07-03-2008, 09:33 AM
I mailed cards to Australia the same day as I mailed these brellas and the ones for Australia have already landed! SO SILLY! The post office is crazy! :arghh:

07-04-2008, 04:24 AM
umbrella mail:
Nowzems owlbrellas have arrived!
Bsvabs pretty umbrellas have arrived!

My umbrella box is getting quite full of super cards. I am going to try to scan some and put them in a swap gallery.

07-05-2008, 05:02 AM
umbrella mail:
Craftygirl34, your pretty umbrellas made it safely!
Jean, your pretty umbrellas made it safely too!

07-07-2008, 08:17 PM
My cards are on the way as of this morning, and I do apologize for sending at the last minute! My muse had fled so I didn't get them done until late last week, then due to 4th of July and having to work Saturday I couldn't mail until today. I do hope they get there on time and I'm really sorry if they don't. :( I hate being late!

07-07-2008, 09:01 PM
I'll watch for them, Euphoria! Thanks for letting me know they are on their way.

07-07-2008, 09:03 PM
I received Siena's pretty umbrella cards today!! Not too much longer, and all the cards will be here. And then the swapping. I will post to the swap gallery, so we can all have an idea of the variety of cards I've been receiving. (This is fun)

07-10-2008, 01:09 AM
Joyflower's bright brellas have arrived! Thanks for the extra!

07-10-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm glad they floated in on time. :) Returns for this swap will be so sweet! There have been a bunch of beautiful cards!!

07-12-2008, 03:04 AM
Euphoria's super umbrella's have arrived! Thanks for the extra.
Finger's are in the mail, so I will wait for them.
I will start scanning for the swap gallery!

07-15-2008, 02:24 AM
I just looked at ALL the umbrella cards tonight, scanning one from each player for a swap gallery.
I am so sure everyone will be pleased with their soon to be returns. I am just waiting for one more envie to arrive, and then i'll swap these all out.

Thanks everyone for the extra cards, the postage, the 'goodies' and for all your super creative umbrella cards. :)

07-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Ooooh, eye candy galore! Such lovely umbrellies everywhere! Can't wait to see which ones land on my doorstep. :)

07-16-2008, 09:03 AM
The Swap Gallery Umbrella's are really wonderful. I feel honored because one of mine made it in the Gallery! Thanks so much.

07-16-2008, 10:36 AM
Arteeests! We never looked so good. Exciting.

I give us a (what was it, Stormy?) 31 umbrella salute!

07-16-2008, 11:17 AM
not quite all of the umbrellas made it into the gallery, there wasn't a 31 umbrella sized option... however, I can hear all 31 umbrellas saluting!...
Hopefully the last envelope will arrive today, and the swapping out can begin!

07-16-2008, 11:56 AM
U are doing a wonderful job with the details of this swap!! U do rock!

07-20-2008, 11:00 PM
hello umbrella makers! I've swapped all the cards and have them in the envelopes, but not sealed shut. I am still waiting for Fingers cards, hopefully they will be in Monday's mail. If not, and you cannot wait anylonger, I'll send your envelopes out. Just let me know. The cards are so beautiful, I know you will all love them.

I want to thank everyone for the extra goodies, the hostess cards, the postage, the nice notes, all of it makes hostessing alot of fun. The only hard part is not keeping all of the cards. I did cut up my umbrella watercolour painting to trade. I got 12 cards out of it, kept one, and traded 11 with you...(yes, I was umbrella greedy) :biglaugh: I'll be showing my friends here all of the pretty umbrellas!
Thank you so much.

07-21-2008, 05:43 PM
No umbrella's in the mail today, so I have decided to go ahead and mail out your returns. When Finger's cards arrive, I'll swap her cards with some of the ones I've kept and my own.

07-21-2008, 06:13 PM
I love the Umbrellas in the swap gallery. they are all bright and cheerful

07-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Fingers, your umbrella's have arrived! I'll swap them out with some of the cards I kept. Your cards so lovely, and now, all of the cards are accounted for.

07-25-2008, 06:06 PM

Brellas are here! And I have gusted up to Cloud 9 on the following ones:
ROOKSIE: The pink and orange brella was one I lusted after...and now IT'S MINE!
CHEEKY: Perfect Friday night, and I have #4, in a tini glass. How did you KNOW?
STORMY: You are a fabulous hostess! And I love my watercolor brellas!

Thanks everyone for a fabulous swap!

07-26-2008, 11:06 AM

I got three wonderful cards from three wonderful people...

mrubyjean, Wendy, and nuttynanner!!! (nanner, i will leave reps when i can for you, just gave you one a day or two ago)

Thank you all for wonderful work done on your cards! I will cherish them!!!


07-26-2008, 12:33 PM
The cards are arriving, and so funny that the some of the US ones are first. This was an excellent swap with wonderful cards. I had another look at them last night. yum.

07-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Wonderful cards arrived from Rooksie, stellacometa and nowzem ~ terrific variety and I love them all! Thanks to the artists and thanks to Stomarela for a delightful swap!

07-28-2008, 11:41 AM
Oh! My umbrella's came while I was on vacation. Great selection from Kylieluvsart of Australia, Lini of Michigan and bsvab.

07-28-2008, 06:07 PM
My delightful card arrived today!! :jiggy: I love them ALL, and have left rockin' points!

Thanks again to our hostess, and to:
Wendy: "It's Raining Umbrellas" - lovely color and detail :yes:
Mandy: Sweetest Little April Showers card...vintage girls and even sparkles, and my birth month...this was meant to be it's home. ;)
Veri: Bright cheerful "Rainy Day" fabric card with embroidered accents...VERY nice. :)

07-28-2008, 06:43 PM
My lovely little brellies arrived today... many thanks to Stormarela, Craftygirl34, and neca84. :) Off to leave reps...

07-28-2008, 10:17 PM
My 'brellies are here! Yippeee! Many, many thanks to DotMatrixHero, Stellacometa and Vicki D for your beautiful cards! Each is so special and unique; love them all. :jiggy:

07-29-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks Susan for wonderful umbrellas from Karen Bachman, Jean, and Stellacometa. I love them!

07-29-2008, 04:37 PM
Received great cards from Joy Flower, nowzem and Rooskie! Thanks, ladies! And Susan, thanks again for being such a wonderful superrrr-hostess!

Rooskie ... 'they' won't let me give you "You Rock"-points yet, but they (the points) are on their way ...

07-30-2008, 06:17 AM
I got my umbrellies! They're beautiful! Thanks!

PS I'm SUPER busy with planning my Aug. 31st wedding....I hope nobody minds if I wait til after the honeymoon to post points, etc.......let me know if thats a problem....thanks!

07-30-2008, 10:33 AM
Karen...could you at least let us know whose 'brellas you got? The anticipation might break us!

Congrats on your upcoming nuptials. You're getting married on my birthday, so I'll always remember your anniversary! But will HE?!?!?!? Congrats, girl!

07-30-2008, 12:44 PM
Hi Karen.
I'm glad you got your umbrella cards. And, congrats on your coming wedding.
I am sure you didn't mean your post to sound bad, but in a way, I think it will put people off. It gives the impression that the people you traded with are not worth a few seconds of your time to acknowledge, in the next month and a half.

I think you will see a difference in the amount of good trades you receive if you make the effort to post the rep points, to acknowledge the traders who's cards you received.Susan

Hey all....Susan sent me the above email, I want to apologize...since I'm so new at this, I didn't know it was a huge deal to post points and such right away. Sorry if I upset anyone...I'll get to the posting of points ASAP! Thanks for your understanding!

07-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks Karen, I am sure everyone understands.

07-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Rec'd cards from: stormarela, jonquil, stellacometa, cheeky, lilbad,and thraisha. Thanks! i love them all!

07-30-2008, 06:48 PM
my wonderful cards have arrived. thank you to stellacometa, Pennyquilter & Karen for their bright and delightful works of art. Thanks also to stormarela for hosting a fun swap

07-30-2008, 07:05 PM
Received cards from Elena, Siena and maxie23, i love them all thank you , and thanks to a great host, iTrader and rep points have been left.

08-01-2008, 04:52 AM
Super thanks to a wonderful host and to neca84, Elena, and bsvab for great Umbrella atcs.

08-01-2008, 06:43 PM
I'm glad the umbrella's are arriving!

08-02-2008, 04:47 AM
Hi...my cards arrived yesterday and are gorgeous!

Thanks for being a great hostess.

Thanks for my brill cards...Siena for Pocket Frog, Cheeky for Rihanna and Thraisha for the inside out umbrella.

Off to leave rep points.

08-03-2008, 03:11 AM
Woop! I arrived back from my holiday last night and had my umbrella returns welcoming me home! Theyre great! Ive left rep for stormarela and euphoria - such great cards! But I cant read the writing on the back of the other one to leave rep - whoevers it is it is lovely! Thanks everyone for making this a fab swap :)

08-03-2008, 03:27 PM
I received my umbrella atcs and they are so cute. many thanks for hosting and many thanks to the other player. I will gave a rating tomorrow. Which atc I got, you can see here (http://veriswinkel.blogspot.com/)

08-04-2008, 10:06 PM
I got my umbrellas today and they are all great.thank to lola123, pennyquilter and thraisha

and of course stormarela

08-10-2008, 05:42 PM
Many thanks for a fab swap to Stormarela, and thanks to Lilbad, dotmatrixhero, and ilmsykma for my wonderful cards!

08-23-2008, 01:22 PM
Thanks for hosting this swap Stormarela!
Thanks to Lini, craftygirl34 & veri for
my beautiful returns.

08-23-2008, 02:18 PM
I am glad the umbrelllas are making their way across the globe! Is anyone still waiting for their returns?