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Norabear
05-14-2008, 02:10 PM
Swap Due Date - July 15th
Signup/withdraw date - July 1st
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12 (no more than 4 international, please)

WE ARE FULL AND THE SWAP CLOSED. THANKS!


Bears. Bears. Bears.

Polar Bears. Teddy Bears. Grizzlies. Black Bears. Sun Bears. Panda Bears. Winnie the Pooh. Berenstein Bears. Ursa Major. Smokey Bear. Bear Hugs. Baloo. Paddington. Care Bears. Gummi Bears. Yogi Bear. Coca-Cola Bears.

All sorts of bears.

You know the rules.

Send in your best work. Cards that are unacceptable because they are falling apart, off-theme, extremely slap-together, etc. will be returned at player's expense. If you put care and consideration into creating your cards, it will show and you'll have nothing to worry about.

In the US, send a SASE. (Remember, stamps are .42 cents now.) I'll cover for International but still send a SAE or address label. Put your username on your card and the outside of your envelope.

If you have the ability and desire, an extra loose stamp or two will be greatly appreciated.

All mediums welcome. Originals only. Don't attach large, clunky items that will bust up post office machines or cost me many dollars to mail. Put cards in a plastic sleeve.

All cards will be sent out on July 17th. Any cards received after July 15th will be returned at the player's expense.

I'm looking forward to my first swap!

1. Ibus (Intl) RCD 7/16
2. YellowDen COMPLETE
3. Meow2000 COMPLETE
4. miss COMPLETE
5. Cazfun (Intl) COMPLETE
6. IrishRose COMPLETE
7. citykitten (Intl) Withdrawn
8. Chardonnay (Intl) COMPLETE
9. Elena COMPLETE
10. JAD COMPLETE
11. xstitcher COMPLETE
12. lola123 COMPLETE
13. kristinized COMPLETE

Ibus
05-14-2008, 07:10 PM
I have to sign up for this one!

YellowDen
05-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Please sign me up too!

Meow2000
05-14-2008, 08:09 PM
me please love those bears :yes:

miss
05-14-2008, 09:05 PM
me, please!

Cazfun
05-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Yep I in for this one too please!!!:wub:

Cheers

IrishRose
05-15-2008, 02:21 AM
You would have to do this, Norabear....sigh. I simply can't resist. Sign me up!

citykitten
05-15-2008, 02:33 AM
I love bears! Better get in quick for this as I am international. Can I please join?

Chardonnay1965
05-15-2008, 04:17 AM
you of course already know that i adore bears..:D....so can I play too??:D:D

Frog Princess
05-15-2008, 04:26 AM
Great theme. Chards has nabbed the last international place, so I'll play next time if you do this again, Norabear

Elena
05-15-2008, 07:11 AM
Can I join?

JAD
05-15-2008, 07:14 AM
me, me, me, me , me
I love bears..I'm in :) Pleaseeee
Jeannie

Norabear
05-15-2008, 07:32 AM
Welcome to my first swap Ibus, YellowDen, Meow2000, miss, Cazfun, IrishRose, citykitten, Chardonnay, Elena and JAD!

:D

xstitcher
05-15-2008, 08:36 AM
I would like to play too, please.

lola123
05-15-2008, 08:36 AM
love my bears, may I?

kristinized
05-15-2008, 08:40 AM
looks like I just missed getting a spot, aw shucks! :)

Chardonnay1965
05-15-2008, 04:25 PM
thanks for letting me play..I just love them bears..:D:D

Chardonnay1965
05-16-2008, 11:40 PM
finished my first card..:D
Live for the momment 5779

Norabear
05-17-2008, 11:42 AM
You know, I'm going to have a hard time with this. I'm going to want to keep all the cards for myself! :D

Norabear
05-21-2008, 09:31 AM
I've sent my address via PM to all participants. Thanks, Elena, for reminding me!

VBR
05-21-2008, 07:03 PM
NoraBear!!!! I missed this!!! Oh Phooey!!! I can bearly bear it!!!!

Norabear
05-24-2008, 02:39 PM
Elena, your cards have arrived! I love my polar bear hostess card. Thank you so much!

Norabear
05-28-2008, 06:58 AM
Due to being laid off and the likelihood of me going on disability, I thought about withdrawing as host. Instead, I'm going to ask, if you have the ability and desire, to please send an extra stamp or two to help with the international cards. Thanks.

JAD
06-06-2008, 11:15 AM
Hi All,
Just a reminder that I will be out of town from June7th until June 21st. I will complete my cards on return from trip :) I did the back grounds and one card is completed, but just didn't have the time to finish them
Hugs,
Jeannie

Norabear
06-06-2008, 11:22 AM
Have a fabulous trip! My BFF's daughter is going to China mid-June.

Meow2000
06-08-2008, 08:42 PM
here are my bears :wubclub: I'll send them out monday

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/meow2000/Bearswap.jpg

Norabear
06-08-2008, 09:17 PM
I'll be keeping an eye out!

Chardonnay1965
06-10-2008, 08:41 AM
I have finished my last 3 bear cards..:D
7161 smile often

7162 Graduation

7163 Love

so that is 3 cards for the swap and 1 for our lovely host..my cards will go out in tomorrow's mail..:D

Norabear
06-10-2008, 11:38 AM
Awesome! I can't wait to get them.

Cazfun
06-13-2008, 04:06 AM
All my cards are ready... will post them out on Monday !!

7343734473457346

Cheers

Caz

Norabear
06-18-2008, 08:29 AM
I received your cards, Chardonnay. Thanks for the extra. I don't know which I'll pick!

Decisions... decisions...

miss
06-18-2008, 04:16 PM
I mailed mine on... Monday, I think? I meant to post, but forgot till now.

Norabear
06-22-2008, 12:09 PM
I received your cards Cazfun. I love the bear/butterfly one. Thanks for the extra!

Meow2000, looks like I remembered your iTrader, but forgot to mention here that I received your cards. Thanks for the extra, I think I'm going to take the "Loyal" card!

Chardonnay, I remembered to mention here that I received your cards, but forgot iTrader. Oof, this hosting is tricky!

miss, got your cards and did iTrader. Thanks for the extra card. I like "Teddy: A Good Bear" the most!

And thank you to those that have sent in dollars for postage. It is greatly appreciated!

Chardonnay1965
06-22-2008, 04:20 PM
lol..no probs..:D

Norabear
07-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Less than two weeks until the due date! Be sure to get your cards mailed in the next day or two if outside the US or within the week if in the US!

JAD
07-04-2008, 02:03 AM
My card are finished. There is one for the lovely hostess as well. You may pick any one for yourself :) I made 4, but silly me only posted 3
Hugs,
Jeannie
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Norabear
07-04-2008, 08:29 AM
Adorable! I look forward to getting them.

IrishRose
07-04-2008, 02:21 PM
Guess what I'm doing this weekend? Here's my first bear...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22270&w=l

Norabear
07-06-2008, 11:26 AM
lola123, Your cards are here. Thanks!

IrishRose
07-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Here are my last three. Mailing them to you today, Norabear!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22571&w=s;http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22570&w=s:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22726&w=s

Ibus
07-07-2008, 01:02 PM
My cards are in the mail, can't remember if they went on Friday or today.

xstitcher
07-08-2008, 09:42 AM
Norabear my cards left my house headed for yours this morning.

Norabear
07-09-2008, 07:59 AM
I look forward to getting all the packages on the way!

Norabear
07-12-2008, 10:30 PM
I've gotten the cards from xstitcher, YellowDen and JAD. Thank you for the extras and the dollars!

All I'm waiting for now are Ibus (on way), IrishRose (on way) and kristinized.

kristinized
07-13-2008, 09:55 AM
Mine went out yesterday!

IrishRose
07-21-2008, 12:39 PM
Did my cards arrive, Norabear? According to my notes, I mailed them on July 7. I fear they have gone missing...:-(

JAD
07-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Irishrose, I'm sure your cards arrived..Norabear was in the hospital..and she will be mailing out the cards...
here is the thread for it :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4610

IrishRose
07-21-2008, 02:51 PM
Thank you so much for alerting me, JAD. I had no idea although it did seem that Nora had "gone missing" too. Mystery solved and I hope Nora is on the road to a speedy recovery.

Norabear
07-24-2008, 08:53 PM
I deeply apologize for "going missing." I had an unexpected hospital visit and just got back. My new mailing date will be no later than July 31st, if not before.

Again, I'm so sorry and will get the swap out as soon as I can. I have received everyone's cards. The extras and dollars are greatly appreciated.

Meow2000
07-24-2008, 09:06 PM
glad to see you back;)

JAD
07-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Glad you are OK and back with us..
Hugs :)
Jeannie

IrishRose
07-24-2008, 10:16 PM
No need to apologize, Nora!! It's great to see you back with us! Hope you are feeling better.

xstitcher
07-25-2008, 10:15 AM
No apology needed. Life happens and we have to deal with it. Glad you are back home. Hope everything is OK.

Norabear
07-31-2008, 10:29 AM
I need another day or two. This is harder than I thought it would be! Thanks for your patience, folks.

Elena
07-31-2008, 02:54 PM
Take it easy :wubclub:

Norabear
08-08-2008, 05:11 PM
Alrightie then...

All my cards are made. All cards have been swapped. Everyone has gotten a range of cards. I've double checked to make sure no one got their own cards back. :eek: Card board backing and an info card inserted. Envelopes closed, taped and return address labeled. Tomorrow a friend will bring them over to the post office.

Whew!

Between it being my first swap, my hospitalization and then the side effects of my new meds, this has been a longer process than it should have been. Thank you so much for being patient with me. I think it will be awhile before I try this again, as much as I enjoyed looking over everyone's cards!

:swoon:

xstitcher
08-08-2008, 06:55 PM
Glad you are doing better.

Hope you get your meds adjusted soon.

JAD
08-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Alrightie then...

All my cards are made. All cards have been swapped. Everyone has gotten a range of cards. I've double checked to make sure no one got their own cards back. :eek: Card board backing and an info card inserted. Envelopes closed, taped and return address labeled. Tomorrow a friend will bring them over to the post office.

Whew!

Between it being my first swap, my hospitalization and then the side effects of my new meds, this has been a longer process than it should have been. Thank you so much for being patient with me. I think it will be awhile before I try this again, as much as I enjoyed looking over everyone's cards!

:swoon:

Just take care of yourself..You posted to let us know...we care :)

Norabear
08-10-2008, 10:22 AM
Everything was mailed yesterday.

xstitcher
08-12-2008, 08:56 AM
My Lovely Bears have arrived.

Thank you so much to Norabear for hosting.

And thank you to Elena, lola123 and Norabear for the wonderful cards.

kristinized
08-12-2008, 10:06 AM
Received my cards yesterday! Thank you so much for hosting Nora!!!


I received beautiful bears from Ibus, miss, and xstitcher! Thank you all! :)

JAD
08-13-2008, 08:07 AM
I received my bear cards from Ibus, meow2000, and Norabear...Thanks a bunch!!! :)

A special thank you our host who held in there and was able to finish off her swap. Great returns.. :)
Jeannie

IrishRose
08-13-2008, 02:56 PM
My bears are here!!!

Thanks go to the following:
Chardonnay for "Smile Often"
YellowDen for "Find Time to PLAY!"
JAD for "Picnic Bear"

All so absolutely adorable!!

And to you, Ms. Norabear, for hosting a fun swap. I really enjoyed this swap.

Cazfun
08-14-2008, 08:47 AM
Just a note to say my cards arrived here is Aus today thanks to our hostess and also to
Elena, Irish Rose & kristinized

Off to leave itrader & rep points

Cheers

Norabear
08-16-2008, 12:36 PM
I want to thank everyone for the positive iTraders I've been given, especially considering I got them out late!

*hugs*

Elena
08-16-2008, 12:38 PM
Being late is OK as long as there is communication :D Life gets in the way sometimes....

Meow2000
08-19-2008, 10:30 PM
I got my bears this week. there awesome. Thanks to Norabear for hosting. Lola123 for Bearly-thanks to cazfun for Sweet Love- And thanks to Miss for Blue. I'm off to leave your rock points

Chardonnay1965
08-20-2008, 05:26 AM
My cute little bears wandered in today...:D amny thanks to Cazfun and Miss for my lovely Bears..and a Big thankyou to Nora bearfor not only hosting ths fun swap but for my gorgeous teddy as well..:D..all the bears are very happy in their new home..:D

Norabear
09-02-2008, 07:47 PM
When do I start worrying about a swap not getting to the participant? It's been over three weeks between the US and Scotland.

Meow2000
09-02-2008, 07:51 PM
I'll give it another week ,some time they can take month to get there.

Norabear
09-14-2008, 09:01 AM
Okay, it's been 6 weeks now. What do I do? Ibus still hasn't gotten her cards.

Should I take three hostess cards and send them? Should I make three myself to send her? I'm not sure how this is handled.

:(

Norabear
09-15-2008, 04:16 PM
xstitcher has kindly volunteered to do an extra card. I'll also either create another card or take one from my hostess pile. Can one other person volunteer to create a card to send to Ibus?

Norabear
09-16-2008, 02:48 PM
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

:D

kristinized
09-16-2008, 04:49 PM
Nora I pm'd you yesterday, did you get it?

Norabear
09-17-2008, 07:42 AM
Yeah, I just don't want you to give up any of yours. I'll add two and xstitcher will do one and we'll get them out to Ibus.

xstitcher
09-17-2008, 08:27 AM
Nora I can make 2 different ones if you need me to. It will just take a while longer.

Norabear
09-17-2008, 04:59 PM
Nah, just one, I'll take care of the rest.

Norabear
10-02-2008, 11:32 AM
I mailed two bear cards to Ibus on Monday to make up for the ones she didn't receive. Also, xstitcher made a card and sent it to Ibus. Hopefully, they will all show up and she'll have 6 bear cards! Meanwhile, I'll close the swap. Thanks for playing!