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Marie
06-29-2018, 12:27 PM
Build a House with ATCs - Due August 31
Swap Due Date - August 31, 2018
Signup/withdraw date - August 15
Number of Cards – 6 for 6
Number of participants - 25

Let's build a house with ATCs! This swap is for three window cards, one door card, and one roof card PAIR. If you'd like to do three windows that are similar, that's fine, but no exact copies. Use paint, markers, collage, transfers, embossing, layers, fabric, etc… -- make it interesting! Your house can be a cottage, a castle, a Victorian mansion, a brownstone, anything that’s two stories high. You will receive in return *6 cards that create a ‘crazy quilt’ style house... entire roof will come from one player.

I will also be hosting a complementary swap (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35565-Curb-Appeal-Stack-a-Scene-Due-Oct-18&p=1985316#post1985316) that will consist of a 3:3 swap (one land, one horizon and one sky) which I HOPE will work out nicely for those who would like to form their returns from both swaps together as a pocket letter.


Details


Roof cards may be shaped if you like but all other cards need to be straight-edged.
Roof cards MUST pair to compose both sides of one roof.
(*You do NOT have to split the roof. You may send ONE 5 inch wide roof if you prefer.)
All other cards must be in an upright orientation.
In order to meld this house somewhat, PLEASE no ‘One Brief Season Only’ cards… ie no Christmas trees, snow, Jack-O-Lanterns etc… and DAYTIME is preferred. (We can do a night-time swap later).
Feel free to add interest by including people, pets, activities etc… what would you like to see?
No bulky/heavy embellishments.
Hostess cards are not required but would be cherished if sent, and ANY part of the house would be welcomed.
Have fun! ;)



Mailing:
Include a self-addressed envelope or large mailing label for returns.
Please protect your ATCs in sleeves. Roof cards do not need sleeves.

US participants: One Forever stamp plus one ‘extra ounce’

International participants: I will cover postage for the first international player to sign up. All others please send $2 US well concealed or contact me for PayPal information.

Sample images from a Swap Gallery circa 2008:

196852 196854 196855

Who would like to build a whole new community?

Construction Crew:

1. CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979255#post1979255)Open House!
2. Carol (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?39280-Carol) Open House!
3. pouringdiva (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979340#post1979340) Open House!
4. Bluesky (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979386#post1979386) Open House!
5. RaineyDay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979404#post1979404) Open House!
6. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979676#post1979676) Open House!
7. Monica (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979915#post1979915) Open House!
8. Lysankya (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1979915#post1979915) Open House!
9. Greenpengirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980011#post1980011) Open House!
10. plumhill2001 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980059#post1980059) Open House!
11. redplantlady (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980069#post1980069) Open House!
12. aaeshelman (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980118#post1980118) Open House!
13. KaHeD (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980289#post1980289) Open House!
14. Yonawrites (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1980336#post1980336) Open House!
15. nanvan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981171#post1981171) Open House!
16. Ali (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981227#post1981227) Open House!
17. Dee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981486#post1981486) withdrawn
18. bastcrystal (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981720#post1981720) withdrawn
19. BeautyHidesPain (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981810#post1981810)
20. jjhere (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981871#post1981871) Open House!
21. tsmarie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1981989#post1981989) Open House!
22. roadbike831 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1982024#post1982024) Open House!
23. mrubyjean (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1982034#post1982034) Open House!
24. CastleQueen5 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1982382#post1982382) Open House!
25. katelnorth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1982439#post1982439) Open House!
26. catladybj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35451-Build-a-House-With-ATC-s-Due-August-31&p=1987250#post1987250) Open House!

CiCiCreates
06-29-2018, 06:16 PM
What a cute idea! Leave it to you, Marie. The sample pictures helped me imagine just what you wanted - so please sign me up.

ferretgirl
06-29-2018, 08:02 PM
Cool idea....

Marie
06-29-2018, 09:54 PM
I’ll do just that CiCi. So glad you’re here! I’m really excited about this one! It combines so many fun things!! :-)

Thanks ferretgirl! I hope you decide to join us!

pouringdiva
06-30-2018, 12:46 PM
I am so in. Great idea!!!

CiCiCreates
06-30-2018, 02:23 PM
I have a rather silly question, maybe just a little clarification. Are the sample cards what one might have sent you, or rather an example of what swapped out returns would look like? In other words, if they're going to be switched up anyway, do we make our initial cards more uniform, or do they even start out all mixed up? Hope my question is clear.

Marie
06-30-2018, 04:13 PM
Welcome pouringdiva :-) I’ll add you to the list.

CiCi that’s entirely up to you ;-) The only ‘requirement’ is that if you do the roof as 2 atc’s ( as opposed to one 5 x 3.5 roof) both ATC ‘s must go together to form one cohesive roof. :-)

Foxglove
06-30-2018, 04:21 PM
Wow, this is a neat idea. Think I'll lurk a bit. All of a sudden people are having some awesome, interesting swaps...I need more time!

CiCiCreates
06-30-2018, 04:23 PM
Thank-you! I'm sure this will be so fun (once I take care of some earlier obligations...)

Bluesky
06-30-2018, 05:05 PM
I'm in.

Marie
06-30-2018, 06:02 PM
Welcome Bluesky. :-) I’ll add you straight away. ;)

You’re welcome to a seat on the lurkers couch foxgloves. Enjoy your visit. :-)

RaineyDay
06-30-2018, 07:22 PM
This looks fun. I would like to join!

Marie
06-30-2018, 07:24 PM
Welcome RaineyDay. I’ll add you to the list now. :)

nanvan
06-30-2018, 10:24 PM
Lurking for now.

Marie
07-01-2018, 08:23 AM
Welcome to lurkers corner Nanvan! Enjoy your visit. I hope you decide to join us. :-)

CastleQueen5
07-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Marie, as you know I must clean up my craft room before I can join any more swaps.


Did you adjust the rules? One post stated the roof should be 2 pieces
the rules say on big one is ok. Not that I am joining anyway. (haha you know I will but need to stick to the letter of the law: No new swaps until I get that room clean or at least cleaner)

AngelJoy
07-02-2018, 12:13 PM
Count me in, this looks like a fun project!

Marie
07-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Whew Heather... you scared me! AFA without you playing just would NOT be the same. :twitcy: The roof can be done either way, as 2 ATC’s or as one larger card. (If you do it as one large card it counts as 2 of your 6 cards).

Roof cards MUST pair to compose both sides of one roof.
(*You do NOT have to split the roof. You may send ONE 5 inch wide roof if you prefer.)

Are you referring to post #7?

Marie
07-02-2018, 12:59 PM
I’ll add you right now AngelJoy! Glad you’re joining us. :-)

CastleQueen5
07-03-2018, 01:45 AM
I will be working hard on cleaning up my craft room.

Marie
07-03-2018, 08:31 AM
Good luck CQ!! Craft rooms are hard .... you’ll get there!!

prex79
07-03-2018, 09:30 AM
CQ5, will you clean up mine while you're at it? I have such a disaster that I actually can't create until I clean. I've now lost the last few inches of desk space that I had available to work on....

Marie
07-03-2018, 09:50 AM
That was my 2 inches!!!

AngelJoy
07-03-2018, 11:24 AM
First time I have ever done a swap like this. It was fun. Hopefully my cards are like what you are looking for. I did the roof in one long piece.
196986

And I have been "forced" to clean up my craft room. We are moving from NY to AL so I have done a lot of sorting and purging (probably not as much as my hubby would like me to!) of craft supplies. Fortunately, we have a Youth For Christ group who takes donations, so they got a lot of it. Hopefully our closing will be by the end of this month, then at the end of August we will be heading down with all our belongings we are keeping. My hubby's Mom is 93 so we are hanging around (in a rented home) for about a month after our closing so she doesn't get so stressed about us leaving right away. And as long as she is still living, we will rent a house in NY for June - August when it's probably too hot for me in AL anyway. Right now it's been too hot for me in NY! Oh well. Praise God for air conditioning! :jiggy:

Marie
07-03-2018, 02:27 PM
Wow AngelJoy! You’ve got a LOT going on!!! May everything go well with you and yours!

LOVE your house!!! It’s awesome!!!

Monica
07-03-2018, 05:09 PM
What a neat idea, sign me up for this one please.

Lysankya
07-03-2018, 05:39 PM
I love this. I would like to join!

Marie
07-03-2018, 06:35 PM
Welcome Monica and Lysankya! So glad you’ve joined our construction crew.
:-) I’ll add you now.

nanvan
07-03-2018, 10:13 PM
Great cards, AngelJoy! Good luck on your packing. Try to stay cool!

catladybj
07-04-2018, 06:24 AM
Okay to clarify, we are building a flat house not a 3-dimensional house- correct?
I have to lurk for the moment, I've got some stuff to catch up on. I don't know how I missed seeing this -I check the open forum-and mail art(sadly nothing new for 😿awhile now!)every couple of days for new swaps!

catladybj
07-04-2018, 06:32 AM
Whew Heather... you scared me! AFA without you playing just would NOT be the same. :twitcy: The roof can be done either way, as 2 ATCís or as one larger card. (If you do it as one large card it counts as 2 of your 6 cards).

Roof cards MUST pair to compose both sides of one roof.
(*You do NOT have to split the roof. You may send ONE 5 inch wide roof if you prefer.)

Are you referring to post #7?

Ha,Marie, if somebody puts Geico geckos in their windows, CQ5 will Have to join in. And hopefully someone will put some cats in their windows too! Looks like I'm leaning closer to joining!

Marie
07-04-2018, 08:25 AM
You’re welcome to lurk catladybj, enjoy your visit and I hope you join in! Geico geckos and cats you say? Whirrrr... whirrrr..... wheels in my head are turning...

Yes a flat house... can you imagine mailing 3-D? Oh my! Whirrrr.... whirrrr....

Greenpengirl
07-04-2018, 08:30 AM
Sign me up please.

Marie
07-04-2018, 09:27 AM
Welcome Greenpengirl... so glad to have a new architect. I’ll add you to the list now. :cute:

plumhill2001
07-04-2018, 01:36 PM
I'm going to sign up right away since you have a limit! :)
This is such a great idea! I love AngelJoy's house!

Marie
07-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Glad to welcome you plumhill2001. I’ll add you to the list right now. :)

redplantlady
07-04-2018, 04:16 PM
Oh yes please - I did one years ago and had it in a frame:D

Marie
07-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Welcome redplantlady! I hadn’t thought of framing. That’s a great idea!

katelnorth
07-04-2018, 06:42 PM
Hmm, very tempting. Lurking for the moment, as I'm going to be really really busy in the next few weeks, and then in August I'll actually be in the US, but without most of my craft supplies. But I would love to join, so... Lurking :)

Marie
07-04-2018, 06:56 PM
Enjoy your lurking visit katelnorth. If opportunity allows we’d love to have you join us.
:-)

aaeshelman
07-04-2018, 09:33 PM
I will give this a try. It looks challenging. Sign me up!!:jiggy:

aaeshelman
07-04-2018, 09:53 PM
What medium are you looking for?

Marie
07-05-2018, 01:48 AM
Welcome aaeshelman! Glad you’re here! Open medium, just nothing too bulky or heavy. I’ve already seen paper collage, some metallics... this would be a good opportunity for digital. I’m mixing HD/HP watercolors with paper collage. I’m done but for the roof. I’m thinking of adding words there. Some kind of ‘home’ quote. What are you thinking of? :-)
I’ll go get you on the list.

aaeshelman
07-05-2018, 08:44 AM
no ideas right now. It will probably be my vacation project.

Rosecake
07-05-2018, 09:24 AM
Lurking. I love your idea.

Marie
07-05-2018, 09:28 AM
Welcome to the lurkers corner Rosecake. I hope you get inspired to join in! :-) It’s been really fun so far.

CastleQueen5
07-05-2018, 10:19 PM
I cant believe you are tempting me with a teaser of a possible Geigo Gecko.
I do have some super good new. NO NOT THAT!
Part of my cleaning up yesterday, involved me gluing down some windows and doors to some atc cards.

No promises that those cards will make the cut for this swap, but it looks promising.

Marie
07-05-2018, 11:58 PM
Yay! I hope they make the cut. Your gecko is waiting... ;)

KaHeD
07-06-2018, 07:32 AM
Love this idea! May I join?

Marie
07-06-2018, 09:08 AM
You certainly may! I’ll add you right now. Welcome to our construction crew. :wubclub:

Marie
07-06-2018, 11:45 AM
197062
That was fun!

Marie
07-06-2018, 12:06 PM
I think it will be fun to post photos of our returns cottages too. :-)

plumhill2001
07-06-2018, 12:44 PM
Marie, I love that house! I'm thinking I'll go hand-drawn. Maybe. Ya never know 'til it happens! ;)

Marie
07-06-2018, 01:25 PM
Right?!? You really don’t. Thank you!! :-)

CiCiCreates
07-06-2018, 01:49 PM
Wonderful cards, Marie! Really looks like so much fun. Love the people in the windows and the gecko as well!!

yonawrites
07-06-2018, 02:30 PM
Oh wow...Marie, I absolutely love your house and how you incorporated some of the player's request.

I'd like to join the construction crew. Sign me up please.

Marie
07-06-2018, 03:42 PM
Thank you CiCi. :-) I’m happy with it. I’m intrigued to see how it’s parts will meld with others into a new house. :-)

Yay Yona!!! Thank you, and welcome! I’ll add your name to the construction crew right now.

notinkansas
07-06-2018, 09:27 PM
Lurking

ali
07-06-2018, 09:38 PM
Wow, I LOVE this idea... I'm lurking with intention (dunno if that's a thing?), aka as soon as I finish current pending cards, I'm going to try to snag a spot!

Marie
07-06-2018, 10:42 PM
Welcome to lurkers corner notinkansas and ali. Enjoy your lurk and do join us if you can. :-) There’s still plenty of time.

CastleQueen5
07-06-2018, 10:43 PM
Oh that Geigo Gecko needs me. I can tell.
Still cleaning my craft room, and making super progress.

CiCiCreates
07-06-2018, 11:35 PM
I applaud you, CQ, for that daunting job. The only time I really cleaned mine out (clearing stuff and throwing away) is when I moved and didn't have a choice.

Marie
07-07-2018, 12:31 AM
Oh that Geigo Gecko needs me. I can tell.
Still cleaning my craft room, and making super progress.

He really does appear to be looking for someone.... ;-)

Marie
07-07-2018, 12:33 AM
MAIL CALL: AngelJoy congratulations, your lovely set has flown in first! Thank you for the extra postage as well.
:D

Marie
07-09-2018, 11:54 PM
MAIL CALL: Carol your gorgeous house has arrived today! Thank you so much for your gifts!!!

CastleQueen5
07-10-2018, 01:42 AM
I got my hutch that was a clutter catcher cleaned off. I would say I am 1/2 way done. I am proud of me. and need to do a better job of putting things away.

Marie
07-10-2018, 07:13 AM
Go you heather!!! Craft rooms are hard to clean up because it’s hard to know what you will have a use for in the future and what you want. It’s hard to not play with the things as your cleaning… ;-)

Carol
07-10-2018, 02:49 PM
Happy you liked my house(s), it was such fun, I'm going to make more. So I'm not the only one with a hoarder-like craft room (which is what mine looks like to be honest). They are impossible; we need so many different items to do a project. My hubby just shakes his head; once he mentioned an aside that perhaps a little organizing would help!!?? What that's word lol!!!

Marie
07-10-2018, 05:53 PM
Hey Carol! Glad you stopped in! I’ll head upstairs in a few minutes and get pictures. :-)

Marie
07-10-2018, 05:57 PM
Organizing is not my favorite ... but I love when it’s all done. It’s hard to work on only 1 project at a time so then the stacks begin... :huh:

Marie
07-10-2018, 06:17 PM
Carol has been super creative (and generous) and built two lovely houses near the shore! Letís have a look... :-)

197184 and 197185

nanvan
07-10-2018, 10:16 PM
Carol - fabulous houses!!

plumhill2001
07-11-2018, 09:34 AM
Great houses, Carol! You guys are all so creative!

nanvan
07-11-2018, 10:46 AM
I'd like to sign up, please. :-)

nanvan
07-11-2018, 10:52 AM
197062
That was fun!

Great house, Marie - CQ5 must join now!

Carol
07-11-2018, 11:09 AM
Thanks for pics on my houses and to those of you who sent positive comments! I so enjoy ACTs and the exchanges.

Marie
07-11-2018, 01:24 PM
Your houses are lovely Carol!

Nanvan, I agree, CQ must take that Geico Gecko home. ;-)
So glad you decided to join in. :-) Welcome! I’ll add you right now. :yes:

ali
07-11-2018, 04:58 PM
Can you sign me up, Marie? I have ideas and I've decided that life is just too short to wait until I'm caught up on everything, cause let's be real that will just never happen.

Bluesky
07-11-2018, 05:38 PM
I have been inspired...the whole house I'm creating will be one theme...since I live in Florida....we had parrot jungle( now jungle island).... A colorful parrot house!!!

Marie
07-11-2018, 06:46 PM
Ali, I hear that! But ... as I tell myself about a hundred times a day... every little bit done is a little bit done. And it IS! So as long as I have items in both columns... ;)

And WELCOME! I’ll sign you up now.

Bluesky, a parrot house sounds fun! Will they be inside looking out or outside flying by?

Bluesky
07-11-2018, 10:51 PM
Both .... I'm going to have humans and birds living together.

CiCiCreates
07-11-2018, 11:04 PM
Can't wait to see that, Bluesky! Sounds colorful and happy.

Marie
07-12-2018, 12:18 AM
I like that idea Bluesky! What fun!

CastleQueen5
07-13-2018, 01:15 AM
Can you sign me up, Marie? I have ideas and I've decided that life is just too short to wait until I'm caught up on everything, cause let's be real that will just never happen.

Tsk ! Tsk! I am easily influenced, dont corrupt me. I am a woman with a mission.

Marie
07-13-2018, 03:27 AM
LOL! How is the craft room project coming CQ?

nanvan
07-13-2018, 04:04 AM
Finished construction on my house...

Marie
07-13-2018, 06:01 AM
Nanvan I LOVE it!!! Love the old lady in the attic, and the girl knitting on the stoop such sweet details!

nanvan
07-13-2018, 06:14 AM
Thanks, Marie!

nanvan
07-13-2018, 06:17 AM
Right?!? You really donít. Thank you!! :-)

Love your house!!

Dee
07-13-2018, 07:34 AM
This is just too amazing to miss. Can you sign me up please?

CastleQueen5
07-13-2018, 10:50 AM
LOL! How is the craft room project coming CQ?

WEll, it is close to done. I started at the work table, and have worked clockwise, and some areas dont even need to be cleaned.

CiCiCreates
07-13-2018, 02:34 PM
Here is my house. Windows are all architecturally different, with unity in the colors. All hd/hp, it looks very different than some posted here - I hope it is OK.

nanvan
07-13-2018, 02:42 PM
I love your house, CiciCreates! Every part is beautiful and will look lovely in any house!

CiCiCreates
07-13-2018, 02:44 PM
Thanks so much nanvan! I was a little worried about the colors, but I do love a barn red house (especially for whimsy).

Marie
07-13-2018, 03:34 PM
This is just too amazing to miss. Can you sign me up please?

Welcome Dee... I’m glad you’re excited about this swap. It’s been really fun! I’ll add you to the construction crew right now. :)

Marie
07-13-2018, 03:48 PM
CiCi I love your house!!! So cheery red! Love the flowers over the door :wubclub:and the sweet kitty :cat:. Does it have a name? Love the little golden sonbird! The little details really charm me on these tiny homes!

CiCiCreates
07-13-2018, 03:59 PM
Thanks so much, Marie! I'm surprised you saw the little goldfinch on the roof. There is also a package waiting on the porch step. Ok, the kitty just got a name - Smokey (because he's gray).

CiCiCreates
07-13-2018, 04:15 PM
I forgot to mention, there is also a hostess card in the works. Marie, shall I post a picture when finished, or would you rather be surprised?

Marie
07-13-2018, 05:09 PM
There IS a package waiting!!! How perfect! And thank you for making a hostess gift. Do post it here please so we can all enjoy it. :-)

nanvan
07-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Like CiciCreates, I am doing a hostess card and will share it on the thread when it's done, then will mail my cards!

Marie
07-13-2018, 05:19 PM
Awesome and thank you Nanvan! I love be seeing what everyone creates!!! :)

bastcrystal
07-14-2018, 12:36 PM
This sounded really hard until I saw your pics. I think this could be fun. May I play?

bastcrystal
07-14-2018, 12:49 PM
197062
That was fun!

Thats adorable Marie! I love the Gecko in the window....

bastcrystal
07-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Here is my house. Windows are all architecturally different, with unity in the colors. All hd/hp, it looks very different than some posted here - I hope it is OK.

Beautiful house CiCi. The colors are so vibrant!

nanvan
07-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Marie, here is your hostess card - I opted to make you a house-shaped ATC. Hope you like it!

RaineyDay
07-14-2018, 01:21 PM
197307

Here is my house. I hope it's okay. This project challenged me. That's a good thing!

nanvan
07-14-2018, 01:34 PM
Fantastic house, RaineyDay!!

CiCiCreates
07-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Beautiful, RaineyDay!

RaineyDay
07-14-2018, 06:31 PM
aw, thanks so much. You are very kind!

Marie
07-14-2018, 06:50 PM
You’re welcome to play bastcrystal! Of course! I’m glad the photos helped. Haven’t we had some lovely art? I’ll add you now. :)

Marie
07-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Nanvan what a sweet idea! I love it! Thank you! :cute:

Marie
07-14-2018, 06:57 PM
RaineyDay I love your house!!! That front door is especially charming me and I love that it’s so occupied! I love that it has a house number too. Makes it so real. :)

nanvan
07-14-2018, 07:27 PM
I mailed my cards today - fingers crossed that they make their way to you safely and on time!

ali
07-14-2018, 07:38 PM
(at least they're not going to Arizona, nanvan ;~) )

Beauty Hides Pain (BHP)
07-14-2018, 09:37 PM
May I join please? I love building stuff and this sounds like a great challenge.

Marie
07-14-2018, 09:59 PM
Welcome BHP! Glad to see you again! I’ll add you to our construction crew right away. :)

Marie
07-14-2018, 10:03 PM
Thanks for letting me know nanvan. I’ll keep a watch for them. Hoping they have an uneventful trip! :eek:

jjhere
07-15-2018, 09:58 AM
What a brilliant swap idea! Is there room for one more swapper?

Marie
07-15-2018, 11:54 AM
Hi jjhere, there certainly is room for you on our crew! I’ll add you right now, and welcome. :-) I already have an idea for you! :)

TSMarie
07-16-2018, 12:09 AM
Finished construction on my house...

Oh my gosh! Love your roof so much!!

TSMarie
07-16-2018, 12:10 AM
OK, I think I'm ready to commit. Please sign me up!

roadbike831
07-16-2018, 09:15 AM
May I join the Construction Crew?

mrubyjean
07-16-2018, 10:11 AM
I was a bit intimated at first, but I think I can do this...please sign me up!

Marie
07-16-2018, 02:31 PM
Wow! It’s a party! Welcome tsmarie, roadbike831 and mrubyjean! So happy to see everyone here and expand our construction crew! I’ll add you all right away. I will smile while I do this. :)

Marie
07-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Only two slots left and our crew will be full!

CiCiCreates
07-17-2018, 04:43 PM
Marie, here's your hostess card. Done with pens and security envie liners. Little mischief is about to knock over that vase!

Marie
07-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Oh my word CiCi!!!! I LOVE it!!!!! Thank you!! :-) Security Liner is one of my FAVS!!!!

CastleQueen5
07-17-2018, 05:35 PM
My craft room isnt cleaned YET!! and only 2 spots left. ARGHHH! Ok sticking to guns. Going to clean now.

Marie
07-17-2018, 09:11 PM
Youíve got this Heather! Baby steps!

CiCiCreates
07-17-2018, 10:31 PM
Lysankya, your house posted in the gallery is wonderful! Everyone should go see it. Love the roof, the stained glass in the door, the kitty, and the blinds! I guess I've peaked everyone's curiosity now....

nanvan
07-17-2018, 10:33 PM
Love your hostess card, CiCiCreates!

CQ5 - How about joining the swap, but don't start making your cards until you've finished your cleaning?

Marie
07-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Lysankya great house!!! I’m so glad CiCi mentioned you’d put it in the gallery as I almost missed it! It’s charming! I really love the brickwork and I want to let the kitty in. :)

nanvan
07-17-2018, 10:57 PM
Wonderful house, Lysankya!

CastleQueen5
07-18-2018, 03:24 AM
Sign me up. And thanks.

nanvan
07-18-2018, 04:37 AM
Yay, CQ5!

Carol
07-18-2018, 11:33 AM
What is a security liner?

katelnorth
07-18-2018, 12:05 PM
OK, ok. I think I have to join. Can't bear to miss out on this one!

CiCiCreates
07-18-2018, 02:09 PM
Carol, it is the inside portion of certain envelopes for privacy reasons. There are many patterns and colors, some more common than others.

Marie
07-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Yay CQ, you made it! Good going!! And welcome. :-)
Welcome to katelnorth as well! Construction crew is full and our new neighborhood is already beautiful!

Bluesky
07-18-2018, 09:17 PM
Here's my parrot house.

ali
07-18-2018, 09:22 PM
I love those incredibly bright colors, Bluesky... that is a house I'd want to live in!

Bluesky
07-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Now I was going to make just a hostess door card( I like making door cards that open) then I thought it looked lonely so I would make a window card too. Well that needs a roof, so then I made that....I just kept going and made two more windows. so my lovely hostess you now have a Fish House of your own. The tourquise paint used is called Key West. All the fish are from theater of the sea in key West.

Bluesky
07-18-2018, 09:26 PM
Sorry...inside of fish House door won't load...so it's a fishy mystery. Thanks Ali, I love love color!

nanvan
07-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Bluesky - I absolutely adore your house! So vibrant and happy!!

Marie
07-18-2018, 09:56 PM
Oh my goodness Bluesky! Itís absolutely marvelous! Wonderful!!! Itís sassy and sweet, hysterical and heart-warming all at once!
ďI know that I am home!!!Ē Hilarious!!! Well done!

CiCiCreates
07-18-2018, 10:04 PM
Bluesky, what a wonderfully happy home! Beautiful!

nanvan
07-19-2018, 02:16 AM
Bluesky - your Fishy House is so beautiful - what an amazing hostess gift!

Marie
07-19-2018, 07:58 AM
I love those incredibly bright colors, Bluesky... that is a house I'd want to live in!

Right?!?! :)

Marie
07-19-2018, 08:04 AM
What?!?! A whole fishy house for me?!?! It’s wonderful!!!! And refreshing! I’m so excited!!! Thank you Bluesky!
I feel like I just took a submarine tour! Sooo dreamy!

plumhill2001
07-19-2018, 03:20 PM
Here's my house...in pieces. Sorry about the less than clear focus. I decided to do one floor at a time so you could see them better. :) I'll mail it today.

Marie
07-19-2018, 06:03 PM
I love it plumhill! Love peeking through the window to the kitty and room inside, love how you added some of the setting to the roof, the super fancy front door, darling teapot, shutters and curtains... just wow!! I’m really loving this level of detail!

nanvan
07-19-2018, 09:54 PM
I love your house, too, Plumhill! I really like the use of a map in one of the window cards!

Bluesky
07-19-2018, 10:30 PM
The roof is very tounge in cheek...the patchwork cottage! Your door makes me think I'm in Europe ready to enter some very old historic place.

Marie
07-19-2018, 11:10 PM
Oh I see it now!!! I didn’t even NOTICE the words PATCHWORK COTTAGE on the roof!!! Perfect!!!!

plumhill2001
07-19-2018, 11:14 PM
Thanks, everyone! My favorite is the one with the cat and dog. The little framed picture and polka dot wallpaper were from the back of a Mary Engelbreit greeting card. I knew I would find a use for that someday! The black and red window frame was a quilt border out of a magazine. I used a lot of stuff from the quilt magazine! :)

ali
07-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Wow, I wasn't expecting to get as absorbed into this project as I was! After some initial struggle, I ended up measuring/creating the whole and then cutting them down into ATC size at the end, but it ended up being a blast. I just finished up and will send it down to you Monday morning, Marie :~)

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CiCiCreates
07-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Ali, I just adore your house! Every card!

CiCiCreates
07-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Marie, won't this be so fun to swap out?? I would probably spend way too much time just oohing and ahhing!

Marie
07-21-2018, 07:21 PM
Stunning ali!!! I love it!!!! I love the girl peeking out over the flower box and the little snail peeking in… So precious, every card is wonderful :-)
Oh CiCi, yes!!! I plan to take my time and really enjoy it!

TSMarie
07-21-2018, 11:54 PM
ali, that is spectacular! I love the snail, too, and the hamsa on the door. Fabulous!

nanvan
07-22-2018, 04:46 AM
Love every card of your house, Ali!

Bluesky
07-22-2018, 10:35 AM
Very cool Ali.

Greenpengirl
07-23-2018, 09:29 AM
Thatís my house finished. Great fun. Clever idea for a swap.
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CiCiCreates
07-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Love that house! It's all brick, but the brick is different on each card. Love the ornate front door and the wonderful tile roof too!

Marie
07-23-2018, 01:56 PM
I agree! Love Love Love all the detail on the roof! And all the brick work, the kitty and the kettle... I remember using those old TV antennas! Great house!!!

pouringdiva
07-23-2018, 04:23 PM
Really!! Will you be anywhere close to Texas while you are in the States?


Hmm, very tempting. Lurking for the moment, as I'm going to be really really busy in the next few weeks, and then in August I'll actually be in the US, but without most of my craft supplies. But I would love to join, so... Lurking :)

Marie
07-23-2018, 04:39 PM
Hubby says a return arrived today, but didn’t say whose.... will update later!

nanvan
07-23-2018, 09:27 PM
Love your house, Greenpengirl! - The roof is amazing, love the door and the windows too!

CiCiCreates
07-23-2018, 09:32 PM
My house (and its components) were sent to you today, Marie.

ali
07-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Amazing work on all the stones, greenpengirl... all different and yet so realistic!

Marie
07-23-2018, 10:41 PM
Thanks for letting me know CiCi, I’ll be watching for it. :-)

MAIL CALL: Not one, but THREE lovely houses arrived to me today! plumbhill2001, RaineyDay and Lysankya, all of your wonderful homes are safely here.

katelnorth
07-25-2018, 06:17 AM
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Here's my house - I had fun with this, though it was quite hard in some ways.


I also made an extra window, so you can choose one of the window cards (whichever one you like best) as a hostie gift. I only scanned them this way because the tiger one was the last one I made and I'd already scanned the rest together!

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Marie
07-25-2018, 06:49 AM
Lovely katelnorth! I’m grinning at the big bow tie on the visitor at the front door! The peek-through windows are so fun too and I love the butterfly on the roof as well! Such a fun house!

nanvan
07-25-2018, 09:55 AM
katelnorth, I love your house - fabulous door especially! And love the playful roof and all the activity to be seen in the windows - you are so imaginative!

Marie
07-25-2018, 11:05 AM
Right?!?! I LOVE the tiny tea party!

katelnorth
07-25-2018, 11:24 AM
That's from a classic English children's book - The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eob3MtLkgK0


Right?!?! I LOVE the tiny tea party!

Marie
07-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Aww... just watched it with my grandson. Charming!! Thanks for sharing katelnorth!

katelnorth
07-25-2018, 12:50 PM
Didn't realise it was an Australian video when I gave the link, made me laugh to hear it in an Aussie accent. Doesn't matter, it's still a cute story.

Marie
07-25-2018, 02:10 PM
It is, and as an American I find the Aussie accent ADDED to the charm. :)

Marie
07-25-2018, 07:15 PM
MAIL CALL: Bluesky and Nanvan your houses have safely arrived! Our neighborhood is growing!

CastleQueen5
07-25-2018, 09:19 PM
That's from a classic English children's book - The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eob3MtLkgK0

I am very disappointed in that tiger's table manners. Aren't you?

nanvan
07-25-2018, 10:28 PM
So glad my cards arrived safely!

Marie
07-25-2018, 11:05 PM
CQ... sometimes a tigers got to do what a tigers got to do... I wished he’d come again and eat the tiger food they bought for him. Nicely. Everyone getting their proper food... and a proper visit. ;)

Marie
07-25-2018, 11:20 PM
So glad my cards arrived safely!

Me too nanvan! You’ve had so much stress with the mails lately! I knew you’d be pleased and probably more than a little relieved too...

nanvan
07-26-2018, 12:09 AM
Me too nanvan! You’ve had so much stress with the mails lately! I knew you’d be pleased and probably more than a little relieved too...


So, so relieved!

Marie
07-26-2018, 06:40 AM
Yay! :cute:

Marie
07-26-2018, 07:57 PM
MAIL CALL: CiCiCreates your lovely home was placed in our community today. :-) Thank you for the lovely hostie!!! Those shutters!!! Every detail is exactly me... :)

CiCiCreates
07-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Cool, so glad to hear it!

Marie
07-28-2018, 01:44 AM
MAIL CALL: Ali, your beautiful, well constructed home is in the neighborhood! Thank you so much for the security liner window!!! Puppy really seems to be longing for that tree! He’s on the inside looking out... which is my plan for my next house swap. :-) Is it okay if I post a photo so everyone can enjoy it??:dog:

I’m heading over to put up your Open House sign!

ali
07-28-2018, 04:50 PM
Yay!!! Absolutely... I think I forgot to take a picture of that little guy! Woof, woof!

Marie
07-30-2018, 11:25 AM
Here he is! I love how he is looking so longingly at that baby tree that his family has planted just for him and wishing it would grow faster… :dog:

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*sorry about the glare from the sleeve... Love this!!

Marie
08-01-2018, 06:40 AM
Nothing new arrived yesterday, but I’m still keeping watch. :-)

CastleQueen5
08-01-2018, 10:18 PM
I will have two windows to show and tell soon.

Marie
08-02-2018, 12:26 AM
Oh yay!!! I just started my side yard. :-)

Marie
08-02-2018, 05:39 PM
MAIL CALL: Greenpengirl, your house is safely in the community. It’s even prettier in person. Thanks so much for the hostie! You are ABSOLUTELY correct! Love it!!!!

jjhere
08-03-2018, 01:39 PM
I am blown away by all of the amazing creations. What a brilliant swap!

Marie
08-03-2018, 02:30 PM
Thank you jjhere! I have to agree! The art sent in so far has been amazing! AND our complementary swap (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35565-Curb-Appeal-Stack-a-Scene-Due-Oct-18) is up and running as of today!

Marie
08-06-2018, 02:13 PM
I’m pondering a frat house... what do you guys think?

KaHeD
08-06-2018, 03:10 PM
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This posting system seems a bit different than I remember. I hope it will look ok!

nanvan
08-06-2018, 03:42 PM
Great house, KaHeD! Love the birds in the attic and especially love the library!

KaHeD
08-06-2018, 04:07 PM
Thank you!

ali
08-06-2018, 04:46 PM
That library looks like it is straight out of a game of clue!! Mrs White with the candlestick in the library?

TSMarie
08-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Ooh! I adore the library.

AngelJoy
08-06-2018, 09:05 PM
Marie, I think a frat house would be a fun idea! Go for it!

CiCiCreates
08-06-2018, 09:10 PM
My goodness, the images that come to mind! Togas, anyone??

Marie
08-06-2018, 10:33 PM
KaHeD that House is wonderful! Love the kitties everywhere! And I agree that library is fab!!! That front door is also so detailed and elegant!

CastleQueen5
08-07-2018, 12:52 AM
Iím pondering a frat house... what do you guys think?

So will it smell like beer and stinky socks?

Marie
08-07-2018, 07:42 AM
Possibly...

Marie
08-07-2018, 09:48 PM
MAIL CALL: katelnorth your wonderful house set arrived today! It’s safely settled into the community and I thank you for the extra card for me. It’s perfect!!!

CastleQueen5
08-08-2018, 01:32 AM
I will take a smelly beer sock frat house card.

Marie
08-08-2018, 06:34 AM
Hehe... you just might get one!

Marie
08-09-2018, 03:44 PM
Mail Call: Monica, your lovely house has arrived safely. Heading over to put up your ‘open house’ sign!

katelnorth
08-09-2018, 05:00 PM
Glad it got there safely. You haven't marked me "open house" yet, though :)


MAIL CALL: katelnorth your wonderful house set arrived today! It’s safely settled into the community and I thank you for the extra card for me. It’s perfect!!!

aaeshelman
08-09-2018, 05:06 PM
My house is finally finished. Hopefully off to the post office tomorrow.

Marie
08-09-2018, 07:02 PM
Glad it got there safely. You haven't marked me "open house" yet, though :)

I guess I’ll do that right away then! ;)

Marie
08-09-2018, 07:25 PM
Nice aaeshelman! I love the lady looking out! And that front door is charming!

nanvan
08-09-2018, 09:23 PM
My house is finally finished. Hopefully off to the post office tomorrow.

Nice house - I love the windows that open out to a view of the water and the colours are lovely!

Marie
08-10-2018, 09:55 PM
Mail call: KaHeD your adorable house full of kittens is safely here! Not in the community yet because I have to give all those kittens a good snuggle first... :cat: :cat: :cat:... open house!!!

CastleQueen5
08-11-2018, 01:38 AM
If you recall I had to clean up my craft room before I joined this swap. I listen to audios while I craft. Two nights ago, wednesday night I started sorting and posting audio sets I didnt want.

I think I posted 10 to paperbackswap, I got rid of 6 at the used bookstore, and bought more rubber stamps.

It feels great to let some things go.

Marie
08-11-2018, 07:24 AM
Brilliant! That’s a three-fer! You got ride of what you didn’t want, got more of what you do want AND gat some of your ‘real-estate’ Back at home! Plus you got something off of the tired old shelf of retirement and back out there where someone can enjoy it again! I’m calling that a QUAD! Go Heather! I’m mailing out a DVD from my swapaDVD account this morning.... that’s not much ‘real estate’ gained. It’s a start though! We BOTH win!

CastleQueen5
08-11-2018, 11:11 AM
I havent been very active on swap a dvd. I am 8izenuff there.

Marie
08-12-2018, 12:24 AM
I like that name!! I’m not too active either anymore. Got a request and mailed same day though... so that felt good.

catladybj
08-15-2018, 07:23 AM
Geez I thot I sugned up fir this! : (
I was getting ready to start my cards!
I see this is your cut off date, if anyone drops out today could you please put my name in?
Oh and I'm almost ready to send you those hearts!

Marie
08-15-2018, 08:30 AM
No worries catladybj! We can handle one more. :-) I’ll add you now, to both swaps so your page will be complete. I love filling in the whole scene! I’m ready when you are!

redplantlady
08-16-2018, 11:10 AM
Here they are - my house cards, open and closed.
I have loved this and would love to do the horizon swap as well.
The two boys in the opening window swivel :)

Marie
08-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Shirley I love it!!! Love the opening front door and upstairs window, the movement, the faces peeking out of the attic garret! Awesome house!! I can’t wait to play with it... I mean see it... up close. ;)

Here’s the link to the horizon swap so you can join in:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?35565-Curb-Appeal-Stack-a-Scene-Due-Oct-18

redplantlady
08-16-2018, 03:19 PM
So pleased you like it, I have had such fun!

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 06:30 PM
I am struggling with this swap. I want to show you what I got so far.

All three of these cards need more. Still working on the roof and one more window. I also never to my window die cuts in the mail.

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 06:33 PM
For the hostess, you can have either card. I like the dragonfly better, but maybe you prefer the more unobstructed view THRU the window.

TSMarie
08-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Ooh! I love the lady! She's perfect! She's done! :) (Actually, the others all look done to me, as well!)

nanvan
08-16-2018, 10:09 PM
Now that's clever, redplantlady! Great house!

Marie
08-16-2018, 10:09 PM
I agree CQ, the lady by the window is perfect as is. And THANK YOU for making me a window! I too prefer the dragonfly. Window boxes maybe? IDK... I think they look good. I love the wood grain on your door! :-) Now all you need is a roof.
I’m planning another build a house swap from the inside of the house later. Some of these could go either way. How cool is that?!?!

nanvan
08-16-2018, 10:11 PM
CQ5 - you may be struggling but you've made amazing cards - I love them all and agree that they look finished to me. They're all wonderful!

CastleQueen5
08-16-2018, 10:40 PM
I might adds some flowers, to the president one. And maybe even the lady at bottom.

Maybe a cat to the step on the door.

Marie
08-16-2018, 11:48 PM
Oh good idea!!!

KaHeD
08-17-2018, 06:37 AM
Thank you all for so many nice comments about my cards. Everyone is turning out such creative cards, and all so different from each other!

redplantlady
08-17-2018, 07:18 AM
Marie oops just saw you would like another atc house card - I was going to send hostess goodies - but now there is another bob around window instead! So your choice from all the cards :)

Marie
08-17-2018, 07:50 AM
That’s crazy awesome and thank you redplantlady! I love it and I choose it! Woot!

aaeshelman
08-17-2018, 08:15 AM
House card in the mail today.

mrubyjean
08-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Here is my house...I hope the theme is not too specific.
I adore lighthouses...and I hope there are are others who would enjoy a lighthouse roof.

CiCiCreates
08-17-2018, 08:27 PM
Wow, that is so cool, and cheerful! That front door! The window shelves, the spiral staircase, and the lighthouse roof - love it!!

nanvan
08-17-2018, 09:02 PM
Beautiful lighthouse, mrubyjean!

Marie
08-17-2018, 09:20 PM
Oh my mrubyjean! I’ve been admiring this all day! What a great idea!!! Love the porthole window with the gulls and the spiral stairs! The lighthouse top WITH light and railing is so calming... isn’t that odd... but it is. Like a day at the beach!! Love the brickwork too! Is that the shredded wheat character looking out the upstairs window? Love the rainbows on the windows... the book titles, all those details!! Just lovely!!! Wow!

mrubyjean
08-17-2018, 09:34 PM
Thanks, CICi, nanvan and Marie!
(Shredded wheat character? Um, no...just my primitive drawing skills, I guess...it's a fish picture over a fireplace.)

Marie
08-17-2018, 10:25 PM
Sooo sorry!!!! The image wonít blow up clearly on my iPhone,so itís blurry... and my eyes are too! I thought I saw this guy... 198318 peeping out the lower half of a window with a stained glass top!! Iíve been looking at stained glass windows most of the day...

*Blush*

Now that you explain it makes perfect sense!
I still canít see it very well on this old phone....

What was I thinking? Iím sorry mrubyjean! A fireplace is a much better idea too...

CastleQueen5
08-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Here is my house...I hope the theme is not too specific.
I adore lighthouses...and I hope there are are others who would enjoy a lighthouse roof.

OH I adore every part of this house.

Marie
08-17-2018, 10:58 PM
Right?!?!? :-)

CastleQueen5
08-17-2018, 11:56 PM
I bought a window die cut today and gave up on the one I ordered on ebay. I will work on making my last window this week.

redplantlady
08-18-2018, 03:26 PM
My cards flew out yesterday...

Marie
08-18-2018, 05:43 PM
Awesome RPL!