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stormarela
05-28-2008, 08:43 PM
Swap Due Date - August 8 2008
Signup/withdraw date - July 20, 2008
Returns mailed - August 13, 2008
Number of Pages - 4 for 4 OR 8 for 8
Number of participants - 50 maximum

MAGIC CHUNKY PAGES


This is a 4 for 4 OR 8 for 8 swap for 4x4 inch (10 x10 cm) Chunky Book Pages. The theme is "MAGIC" -- think Magicians, Magic Shows, Slight of Hand, Houdini, Wizards, Super Natural Powers, Potions, Spells, Dark Arts, Alchemy all kinds of Magic. You will make and send 4 pages or 8 pages, and you will receive an equal number in return.

Pages: All media are welcome. Each page should be decorated on the front and the back. Your major effort should be made on the front, and your artist information will go on the back (at a minimum: your UserID, the name of this swap, date -- but you can include other information too, as you like). Please decorate your backs too, but it's not necessary to make them as detailed or elaborate as the front -- just don't leave them plain!! No copies -- all pages must be original (but may be similar!).

Binding: Leave 1/2 an inch (1.3 cm) on the left side free of embellishments for binding. You will bind your own pages.

Base & Embellishments: Please use a sturdy base for your pages -- cardboard from food boxes, mat or mount board, or several layers of thick cardstock would be ideal. You want the page to stand up by itself without bending. Feel free to use any embellishments you choose -- fibers, chunky bits, beads, whatever! But please do not put any embellishments on the left edge, and use surface embellishments no more than 1/8 of an inch (.3 cm) thick.

Shipping: Please include a Self Addressed Envelope or a large label with your address on it. I will most likely be reusing the envelopes you sent to me!


Return Postage: ALL participants must pay for their own return postage. You may pay by sending Canadian postage stamps, well concealed US dollars, or by paypal. ( I am going to double check these rates at the post office this week)

US participants: UPDATED pricing: under 250 grams will be $6.45, up to 500 grams is $8.55 and over 500 grams $10.70.. I think even 8 pages will be less than 250 grams.


Canadian participants: $1.15/$3.60
All other participants: $5.00/$6.50

Paypal: If you want to use paypal, please PM me for details.




Magicians:



1. stormarela ready to go
2. art4mysanity received
3. amyfaerie received
4. egrobeck received
5. detephoto received
6. Lise Bu received
7. MissKoolAid received
8. Meow2000 received
9. liverson received
10. withdrawn
11. Cheeka received
12. withdrawn
13. Redplantlady received
14. Mysia received
15. Christina received
16. Beautiful Garbage received
17. Goodmorningstarshine received
18.
19.
20.

art4mysanity
05-29-2008, 03:13 AM
Oh, I'd like to participate Susan. I'm gonna PM you about sending you extra $ to get mine through Fedex or similar if it's not too much trouble - I'll totally understand if it's gonna put you out - don't want that either. :cute: It's just that the Canadian postman does not like me.:(

stormarela
05-29-2008, 03:47 AM
Thanks for joining up, I am totally cool with your message, its all good. I wonder if the Postman is delivering to you in person... Miami is a favourite destination from here!

amyfaerie
05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
oooh, me! i'd love to join! :D

I told myself i'd not join any more swaps until after my move, but i can't say no to chunkies!

stormarela
05-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Amy, we share the same addiction. They really are irresistible. Thanks for joining.

:spinny:

egrobeck
05-29-2008, 12:23 PM
oooh - way cool idea for a cb! please sign me up - thanks!

stormarela
05-29-2008, 02:01 PM
Thanks for joining us, egrobeck! you are in!

detephoto
05-29-2008, 03:42 PM
oooh! can i play?

stormarela
05-29-2008, 04:55 PM
of course you can play! Welcome to the swap, detephoto!

Lise Bu
05-29-2008, 05:54 PM
well - i'm in all the others - so I might as well join this one too x x x

stormarela
05-29-2008, 06:00 PM
welcome to the gang, Lise!

MissKoolAid
05-30-2008, 01:22 PM
Ok, sign me up! I'm already doing the garden gnome chunky so I'll just have to double my bases!:wacko:

stormarela
05-30-2008, 02:35 PM
you are signed up, MissKoolAid, welcome to the magic !

stormarela
05-30-2008, 11:49 PM
I've decided on some specifics for my cards... So far I am going to do a Magic Lantern and Genie, A Magicians Wand and Black Hat, a Witch's Book of Spells, and a Wizard with the Hat and Cape. I love glitter and will be using lots of glitter!

art4mysanity
05-31-2008, 06:16 AM
Sounds really cool Stormarela. I think this theme lends itself to a great deal of variety. The returns will certainly be spectacular.

amyfaerie
05-31-2008, 09:07 AM
yay for glitter!

i wanted to share this link . . . this is where i've found some great images of vintage magicians/magic shows to use in my pages . . . it's a circus museum, and all of the images are save-able and printable!

now, of course, i don't want us to all have pages that are exactly the same, but heck. this is too cool not to share!

http://www.circusmuseum.nl/eng/

stormarela
05-31-2008, 09:31 AM
Wow Amy, that site is fantastic! I just spent way too much time looking at the clowns! Think of how many different themes can use these posters. I can see a Circus Chunky in the future now!
Thanks for sharing the treasure!!!

amyfaerie
05-31-2008, 11:01 AM
no problem! you know, i do image searches online ALL the time, and none of those images EVER come up in specialized searches through google . . . and i stumbled on the site completely by accident one day when i was looking for rubber stamp stores or something unrelated.

there IS so much there . . . . i love it! hee hee!

Meow2000
05-31-2008, 12:32 PM
I love to play please love magic of all kinds

stormarela
05-31-2008, 04:28 PM
you are magically included in the swap, Meow! Thanks for joining.

liverson
06-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Oh, It will be my first chunky book. I love the theme. Can I join as well?

stormarela
06-02-2008, 10:47 PM
welcome to the Magic, liverson! I am already so excited about all the cool work soon to be coming my way!

lildebi
06-03-2008, 12:17 PM
I must join this swap...Please sign me up!:jiggy:

stormarela
06-03-2008, 04:36 PM
Welcome to the Magic Swap, lildebi, I'm glad you have joined us!

egrobeck
06-04-2008, 12:07 PM
amyfaerie - thanks so much for that link - what a treasure trove of images!

amyfaerie
06-04-2008, 10:40 PM
i've gotten the basic parts of my pages started . . . i have to embellish and stamp and paint, etc. BUT these are SO much fun! :D

Cheeka
06-04-2008, 10:56 PM
I would like to join this one if i may - it sounds magickally delicious! And i have lots of cereal boxes and some brand-spanking new lumiere paints! Life is good...

stormarela
06-05-2008, 01:29 AM
welcome to the Magic Chunky book, Cheeka! I am looking forward to your pages!

stormarela
06-05-2008, 01:29 AM
thats so funny Amy, I haven't started my magic pages, because I am working on my Words of Wisdom pages! ( and loving them!)

MissKoolAid
06-05-2008, 10:35 AM
Two of my pages are done. They're in my gallery. I went more with wicca magic (witchcraft) but nothing too "out there." I was thinking my next page could be about voodoo... too controversial or should I still do it?

liverson
06-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Well I finished my pages.... Sad... it went to quick... kinda like an ______. I did eight just so I could have a nice fat book. Ill send a picture soon. That was fun. Give me more chunkies please...

stormarela
06-05-2008, 01:19 PM
Two of my pages are done. They're in my gallery. I went more with wicca magic (witchcraft) but nothing too "out there." I was thinking my next page could be about voodoo... too controversial or should I still do it?

I think voodoo is great for this swap, go for it! Its definitely magic. I love the pages you've done already!

stormarela
06-05-2008, 01:20 PM
Well I finished my pages.... Sad... it went to quick... kinda like an ______. I did eight just so I could have a nice fat book. Ill send a picture soon. That was fun. Give me more chunkies please...

I can't wait to see them! Chunkies are addictive!

amyfaerie
06-05-2008, 05:12 PM
the bad news is i don't feel well today . . . the good news is that i worked on my magic chunkies. lol!
:err:

i have two that are magicians, one that is an escape artist, and one that is a hypnotist.

stormarela
06-05-2008, 05:39 PM
I hope you are feeling better soon Amy, although it sure looks like you make awesome magic pages when you dont! I love those pages!

MissKoolAid
06-05-2008, 06:06 PM
Great pages Amy. They'd also be good for the Circus chunky!

amyfaerie
06-05-2008, 06:40 PM
thanks, sophie!

i know! i'm so glad i can turn around and make some more for juli's circus swap! i am anxious to see this voodoo page . . .

stormarela
06-08-2008, 04:17 PM
I finally got a chance to make the Genie page I have been thinking about. Its the first one I have done with a moving part. The Smoke "Your wish is my command" line is embossed on vellum, and can move to cover or expose different parts of the card.

MissKoolAid
06-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Love it! I'm working on my Voodoo page...

Meow2000
06-08-2008, 09:13 PM
very ones pages look so great so far :jiggy:

MissKoolAid
06-09-2008, 09:52 PM
I finished my Voodoo page and made a Magic 8 Ball page. Go see them in my gallery. I'm going to make 2 more pages: one for our great hostess (though she can pick any she likes of those I'll send) and one for myself!

stormarela
06-10-2008, 12:58 AM
Those are wonderful pages, the Voodoo and Magic 8 ball made me giggle. I can't wait to see what else is coming!

katilady
06-10-2008, 10:46 AM
I sooo want to do this now that Amyfaerie has me hooked on chunkies, and the due date is my bday! Let me see if I can clear up some swaps 1st and I may be back!

stormarela
06-10-2008, 02:44 PM
clear up some swaps, katilady, you know you can't resist, you are going deeper and deeper under our magical powers!

amyfaerie
06-10-2008, 09:50 PM
that genie is fabulous! i love all the pages so far . . . what a great bunch of art! kati, git yer buns in here!

stormarela
06-10-2008, 10:08 PM
I added some gold doodling to the genie,,, couldnt help it. Yes we need more chunky players in here, lots more. There is lots of magic still to be tapped.

amyfaerie
06-12-2008, 09:45 AM
i LOVE that magic 8 ball shaker page! wow! :D very cool idea!

mine flew the coop yesterday, susan . . . woot!

liverson
06-12-2008, 12:51 PM
I need an adress and oh here a picture....the magic of what is in the crystal ball will not show in the photo though. YOu will have to wait to get one to see the MAgic!!! He!HEh!
7306

MissKoolAid
06-12-2008, 01:37 PM
That's gorgeous Liverson!

stormarela
06-12-2008, 02:14 PM
I need an adress and oh here a picture....the magic of what is in the crystal ball will not show in the photo though. YOu will have to wait to get one to see the MAgic!!! He!HEh!
7306

ohhh, I hadn't even thought about a crystal ball! very magic indeed. I love that page!.....

Cheeka
06-16-2008, 01:26 AM
these are all so great - now that i have the collage-a-thon out of the way, I will start on my chunkies! I'm excited - everyone is so talented!

stormarela
06-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I am back to work on my Magic Chunky pages, and hope to post something soon. I hope everyone is also inspired! I'm thinking of how cool the books will be!

MissKoolAid
06-18-2008, 08:20 PM
I finished my last pages (the extras) but can't post pictures right now. One is about Wish Magic and the other, I didn't know what to do so I made a magician's hat with a rabbit that comes out of it. Since that last one doesn't quite fit with the others I made, that's the one I'll be keeping (but I'll post the picture to inspire others when I get home later.)

stormarela
06-18-2008, 09:47 PM
ah, Sophie, I have on my to make list, a magicians hat and rabbit... great minds think alike!

bsvab
06-19-2008, 09:26 PM
I haven't done chunkies before - but I would like to join in. Is there anything I should know besides what you have written in the rules?

Thanks
Vicki

Cheeka
06-19-2008, 09:38 PM
I haven't made any either - but I'm excited! It's like a big ATC! And you can have STUFF on it. I made some backgrounds last night and should finish my first one tonight - I will upload too with my snappy new scanner.

stormarela
06-19-2008, 10:10 PM
Here is a really good thread by Original Youth all about Chunkies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1294&highlight=how+to+make+chunky+pages) I am sure it will inspire and intregue you!

stormarela
06-19-2008, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the Magic chunky book swap, bsvab!

MissKoolAid
06-20-2008, 12:17 AM
I uploaded my last pages in my gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=726&c=5)

Like I said, I'm keeping the Abracadabra one and sending all the others (though the Voodoo one is my favourite... will have to recreate it for myself.) They will be mailed sometime this weekend for sure. These were lots of fun to make and I can't wait to see what others will come up with!

stormarela
06-20-2008, 12:21 AM
Your chunkies are wonderful, Sophie, I think they will be very popular!!

redplantlady
06-21-2008, 08:50 AM
Hello, I love the subject and format, is there a space for me please?:unsure:

Cheeka
06-21-2008, 09:12 AM
Yay new playahs!

So this is so not going well for me! I did 2 pages the other night and one just came out crappy - I used vellum but it kind of sank into the background and the other actually came out good but I'd forgotten the caveat about not doing stuff on the outtermost left side for binding - grumble. I'll keep that one for myself and make another one!


Hello, I love the subject and format, is there a space for me please?:unsure:

MissKoolAid
06-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Yay new playahs!

So this is so not going well for me! I did 2 pages the other night and one just came out crappy - I used vellum but it kind of sank into the background and the other actually came out good but I'd forgotten the caveat about not doing stuff on the outtermost left side for binding - grumble. I'll keep that one for myself and make another one!

Hang in there! I struggled for my last two but in the end, it all worked out.

egrobeck
06-22-2008, 12:49 AM
well, I finished 8 pages today, here's one

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/2599134752_2f5243d247_m.jpg

for a sneak peek of the rest here's a link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookala

Lise Bu
06-22-2008, 05:57 AM
finished 8 pages - OMG - I havent even started mine yet. gulp!!

egrobeck
06-22-2008, 02:43 PM
lol! ..

MissKoolAid
06-22-2008, 02:46 PM
My pages went postal today. Susan, I put a bunch of stamps in the envelop so you should have more than enough. (Unfortunately, the clerk wasn't really good and I think he overcharged me. Oh well...)

stormarela
06-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Yummy pages Egrobeck, I am looking forward to them!
Hang in there Cheeka, once you get your 'chi' going you won't be able to stop!
I'll be watching for your pages, MissKoolAid!

Cheeka
06-22-2008, 08:06 PM
I know, I know - the one that turned outawful was so disheartening - but the other one turned out really good! Just too much goop on all sides! So at least I know I can get there if I'll just pay attention to the "rules" I will be fine!:wideeyed:


Hang in there Cheeka, once you get your 'chi' going you won't be able to stop!

stormarela
06-23-2008, 11:19 AM
Welcome Redplantlady, I am so glad you are joining the swap, and sorry that I had missed your post earlier.
I am looking forward to your Magic!

stormarela
06-23-2008, 02:17 PM
I have been having some fun double checking the rates on the packages to the USA. this is the webpage with the options http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/tools/pg/prices/CPusa-e.asp#1407287 its AWFUL.
However, I prefer to use Small Package Air, which is about $6.45 for this size.
To make this fair, I am going to refund any extra postage that is sent in, and cover any shortages. As long as most of the postage is covered by the participants, I am super happy.

Cheeka
06-23-2008, 02:28 PM
Hang in there Cheeka, once you get your 'chi' going you won't be able to stop!


My chi is here! Musta been hiding! I was up till 3 last night - got 3 done! And ideas for lots more!:laugh:

MissKoolAid
06-24-2008, 11:15 AM
That's great Cheeka! Can't wait to see what you did.

stormarela
06-26-2008, 01:35 AM
Amyfaerie's superdooper magic chunkies have arrived! I spent about half an hour soaking them all in, so many little details to absorb! Wow!

Mysia
06-26-2008, 03:19 AM
Aah, I would love to be in this one. :) Just recently started making chunky books and it's so much fun.

stormarela
06-26-2008, 03:53 AM
you are now in this one, Mysia, thanks for signing up!

Cheeka
06-27-2008, 03:33 AM
Okay I scanned two of them - horrid scans! I am too much of a shiny magpie freak ya know, so all the shiny stuff bounced off the scanner and blurred the spells - sigh. But I'm getting there!

stormarela
06-27-2008, 04:43 AM
I like them Cheeka! and can't wait to see them in person! I love all the stones on the Moonstone spell.

Cheeka
06-27-2008, 08:28 AM
Thanks! That was not so hard to do as I thought, sewing on the sones, once I got in a rhythm! Now what do i do with the backs of the pages?

stormarela
06-27-2008, 01:27 PM
The backs of the pages need your info, name, date, ID, and anything else you want to add. They need to be decorated (at least not just white), but do not need to be as much as the fronts. I often use scapbooking paper to cover the backs. I've seen some beautiful pages where the back is almost as fantastic as the fronts!

Cheeka
06-27-2008, 02:15 PM
Okay - I can handle that!

Meow2000
06-30-2008, 04:26 PM
here are three of my pages. I still need to chunk the sides :yes:

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

MissKoolAid
06-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Meow, those are very cool!

stormarela
06-30-2008, 07:29 PM
yes Meow, your pages are super magical!
I recieved MissKoolAids magic pages today. Wow, they are even better in person! Thanks for the extra one, (having to pick is going to the be hard part!)

MissKoolAid
06-30-2008, 07:30 PM
So glad they made it!

Christina
07-04-2008, 03:20 AM
I would love to join in the magical fun. Christina

stormarela
07-04-2008, 03:47 AM
Welcome to the Magic swap, Christina! I'm looking forward to your pages.

egrobeck
07-05-2008, 10:56 PM
stormarela - will be posting my pages Monday. you should have them in 7-10 days if all goes well!

stormarela
07-05-2008, 11:14 PM
I'll be watching for them!!

beautifulgarbage
07-07-2008, 07:48 PM
I'd love to join, I think I've got all the instructions, hope that newbies are ok with you...

stormarela
07-07-2008, 08:58 PM
Welcome to the magic swap, BeatifulGarbage!

beautifulgarbage
07-12-2008, 07:43 PM
I had some fun this weekend and worked on 4 pages. I'll hope to get 4 more done, just to have a bigger book!!!

Wish I could post the pic, but I seem to need to make more posts... so, hey come check out my gallery for the photos... unless I've missed something, please let me know.

stormarela
07-12-2008, 08:57 PM
I love your Magic pages, beautifulgarbage! The colour combination just grabs my attention right away. I can't wait to get my hands on those spells!

Lise Bu
07-15-2008, 09:05 AM
stormy - my cards have gone postal today - just need to pay for my postage - can you please let me know your paypal addy - thanks hunx x x

Meow2000
07-15-2008, 05:33 PM
I will sending my pages out tomorrow :jiggy:

stormarela
07-15-2008, 06:55 PM
yay, more pages coming, :) and super magical pages arrived today from egrobeck! My 'bucket' where I store the fat envelopes is starting to get full. Full of deliciously fun pages!

stormarela
07-17-2008, 01:24 AM
I'll be working on my Magic Chunky pages this week, I am loving what I have seen so far from everyone, and want to get mine finished up so I can spend my time drooling over the rest of them! How is everyone else doing?

redplantlady
07-17-2008, 04:48 AM
RE Binding: Leave 1/2 an inch (1.3 cm) on the left side free of embellishments for binding. You will bind your own pages.

Does this need to be scored - so it bends?

stormarela
07-17-2008, 08:43 AM
no, the pages don't bend. they are square, 4 x 4 with no scoring. we just leave the left edge free to make it easy to bind.
I'm excited to see your pages, RPLady!

redplantlady
07-19-2008, 06:27 AM
Right, thanks, that's a relief as I often score things so well that they fall off!
Hope to show something this weekend! :D
By the way - I am still keen on my little red medieval lady being persecuted by the dragon :idea:- (they have popped up a few times so far in my gallery, but it would be new work using the existing characters) - is that OK?

Cheeka
07-19-2008, 07:56 AM
actually I finished my 4 long ago - I thought I would do 8 but now I'm thinking 4 good ones rather than 8 mediocre one - grin. Or I might re-do the 4 I've done! I just need to finish the chunking and I am done! Gonna do it this weekend and send them on their way! I even BOUGHT some ribbon - okay that was no hardship believe me! Please, God, let me get a handle on my addictions! I don't need another one. But it is dang pretty!

stormarela
07-19-2008, 04:10 PM
RPL,
is it a magic dragon? hehehe,,,
of course, use your favourites!

Cheeka,
the ribbons thing gets very addicting,, or atleast thats how I explain the big box of ribbons in my house...

redplantlady
07-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Certainly is!! He is conspiring with a wizard as I speak to catch the little red princess!!
From a very gluey redplantlady!

Cheeka
07-19-2008, 05:16 PM
Crap! I bought more ribbon today - that is not cool! Okay it is way cool. This store had some very expensive ribbons! Some was a much as $8 a yard! Well that is expensive to me!

goodmorningstarshine
07-19-2008, 08:03 PM
I have finished! I will mail them out this week!

goodmorningstarshine
07-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Here they are! I got them imaged in!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25360&w=l

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25359&w=l

I hope you all like them!
Crystal

stormarela
07-19-2008, 08:28 PM
I see them in your gallery, starshine, those are super cool magic bunnies!

Cheeka
07-19-2008, 10:03 PM
How did you do that? Magic!

goodmorningstarshine
07-19-2008, 10:37 PM
Thank you. It took me a few hours to figure out how to do it, too! :)

redplantlady
07-20-2008, 05:00 PM
Have got one done, others will continue the story!;)
Here is page one and back (back will be the same for all 4); hope you like it!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25578&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25579&w=s
Yours covered in glue:jiggy:

stormarela
07-20-2008, 06:09 PM
those are very cool, RPL, I love the dragon!

bsvab
07-21-2008, 12:34 AM
Hi Stormarela

I have been working on my chunkies all day and I have to say that I am not up to the challenge, it's just too hard for me, they look like rubbish. So, I would like to withdraw from the swap if that is O.K

Sorry
Vicki

stormarela
07-21-2008, 01:13 PM
I'm sorry they aren't working out for you Vicki, and I understand how you are feeling. I'll take you off the list, but, if you change your mind...... you can always get added back on!

Mysia
07-21-2008, 04:06 PM
I'm almost done with these but I have no inspiration to make the backs look pretty. x) Where did my creativity go?

Lise Bu
07-22-2008, 03:38 PM
I just sent my postage via paypal - please can u let me know when u receive it hun x x x

stormarela
07-22-2008, 05:00 PM
Lise, I have the notification, its there now! Thank you!

Mysia
07-22-2008, 05:34 PM
At last! Here are my pages. I will mail them tomorrow on my way to work.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25934&w=l

stormarela
07-23-2008, 02:16 AM
Mysia, your pages are beautiful! I can't wait to see them in person!!

goodmorningstarshine
07-24-2008, 07:29 AM
These went in the mail yesterday morning!

stormarela
07-28-2008, 04:19 AM
There is only about 2 weeks left till the due date for the Magic Chunky Pages. I hope everyone has or is almost ready to mail off your Magic. Everything I have seen so far has been wonderful!

redplantlady
07-29-2008, 06:46 AM
EEK! They are flying today. Here are the other three.
Hope they are OK? :unsure: First time I have done chunkies!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27067&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27068&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27069&w=s

Meow2000
07-29-2008, 11:33 AM
I hope my pages show up soon I sent them on the 15 th so they should be there any day now

stormarela
07-30-2008, 02:50 PM
Lise Bu, your super magical pages have arrived!

goodmorningstarshine
07-31-2008, 05:36 PM
Has anyone seen my bunnies? My bunnies went out in the big wide world a week ago, and I haven't heard from them since! They never call, they never write...

It's scary being a Mommy.

stormarela
07-31-2008, 07:07 PM
They are still coming... it takes about 2 weeks to get here, so not to worry yet. I am stalking the mailman already!

stormarela
08-03-2008, 01:07 PM
I have Magic pages now from Mysia and BeautifulGarbage! Everyone is going to love these pages!

detephoto
08-03-2008, 08:07 PM
hey there --
pages will be on their way (priority) tomorrow, monday -- they're pretty much headed due north, so should be there by friday no problem. can't wait to see what everybody did!

stormarela
08-03-2008, 11:34 PM
I'll be watching for them, detephoto!

Mysia
08-04-2008, 05:03 AM
I'm glad my pages arrived. :)

Cheeka
08-04-2008, 06:20 PM
these flew out today! I hope they make it SOON. Sorry for the delay - it's been a CRAZY month!

stormarela
08-04-2008, 06:37 PM
I'm looking forward to lots of Magic Chunkies,, (and I still have to finish mine! )

art4mysanity
08-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Mine went out today via priority international - had a mix-up in my head with the due date for this and another swap :eek: - I was assured (for the hefty amount the post office charged me - you'd think I was mailing these to Antartica :P) that my pages would arrive timely.

Meow2000
08-04-2008, 09:10 PM
oh no , no pages for me there yet, I wounder if customs has them :twitcy: or the magical took a ride some were different . I hope they come to you soon

stormarela
08-05-2008, 02:11 AM
Tomorrow should be a big mail day.. Monday is/was a holiday, so mail since last Friday. my fingers are crossed Meow.

I'll let you know as soon as they arrive, art4mysanity!!!

goodmorningstarshine
08-05-2008, 07:55 AM
Please cross your fingers for my bunnies, too!

beautifulgarbage
08-05-2008, 11:54 AM
I'm so glad they got there on time, sometimes you never know! Thanks!!!

Meow2000
08-05-2008, 12:33 PM
Please cross your fingers for my bunnies, too!

Maybe are pages are together some were having a party lol . I hope both are pages get there soon

stormarela
08-05-2008, 05:31 PM
Meow's supercool magic pages have arrived. :)

stormarela
08-07-2008, 06:33 PM
I have wonderful medieval magical chunky pages from TheRedPlantLandy.

I am still working on my pages.. eeek.. I don't want to be the last one for my own swap!!!!

Cheeka
08-07-2008, 09:09 PM
That's funny, stormy! You may well be the last one!

MissKoolAid
08-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Susan, don't tell us and we won't know. ;)

Mysia
08-08-2008, 05:37 AM
Ah, it's gonna be fun having the returns. This was my first Chunky Page swap and now I'm addicted.

goodmorningstarshine
08-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Bunnies? :(

stormarela
08-08-2008, 07:53 PM
YES!! today we have bunny pages!!! Goodmorningstarhine, you can breath again! (thanks for the owl page, he is wonderful!)

I also received Liverson's magical mouth watering pages. WOW ladies, everytime I get the mail, I am astounded by such wonderful pages. :) :)

art4mysanity
08-10-2008, 11:09 AM
Okay, despite assurances that my package with the chunkies for this swap would arrive by Friday, they have not.

This is the message I've been getting since Friday.

"Label/Receipt Number: EH27 5528 485U S
Status: Into Foreign Customs

Your item is being processed by customs in CANADA. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."

So sorry Susan. I don't want to hold up the swap so don't worry about my pages which seem to be held up in customs right now. Again, my sincerest apologies.

stormarela
08-10-2008, 01:01 PM
Not to worry at all. I am going to wait, and I am sure everyone will agree with me (if not, let me know) There are a few sent packages that are on the way. I don't mind waiting for them ( for a week anyway).

stormarela
08-13-2008, 11:35 PM
the good news is I finished my magic pages and love them (the finishing touch is a layer of glittery netting, and a piece of golden raw silk.) I haven't been able to get a good scan .. yet... but will try again.

the bad news is we are still waiting on some MAGIC! I'm happy to continue waiting a bit longer. If anyone can't wait, let me know, and I will swap your pages and get yours in the mail.

MissKoolAid
08-13-2008, 11:40 PM
I don't mind waiting .

Cheeka
08-14-2008, 12:00 AM
Mine went out LAST MONDAY (the 4th) so should be there any day now!

stormarela
08-14-2008, 06:41 PM
I've got chunky pages! Art4mysanity and Christina, your wonderful pages have arrived! Thank you for the extras. I feel very spoiled!
Mireya, your came yesterday actually, but I wasn't home so had to go and sign for them today. They were waiting for me at the post office.
I've almost got everyone's now, maybe another day or two and I can swap them out. Last night, I looked at each and every page, and WOW, such an impressive bunch of pages. ( you will see soon enough!) tease tease tease

art4mysanity
08-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Okay, I'm relieved - and I embarassed you guys had to wait for my pages but I am also very grateful that you did - I wonder what Canada customs thought was in the package so that they held on to it for a week? Hehehe.....

stormarela
08-15-2008, 07:47 PM
Detephoto's fabulous Book of Shadows chunky pages have arrived. WOW, they are incredible. Each is its own little 3 page book! I love them.

I can't wait for everyone to see the returns, they are all so amazing, and all so different!

Cheeka
08-15-2008, 09:32 PM
Still no cheeka pages? Dangit!

stormarela
08-15-2008, 10:06 PM
I'm waiting for them Cheeka... besides, I get to drool over all the pages longer, this way. Maybe they will be here on Monday.

MissKoolAid
08-15-2008, 10:36 PM
Ewww... our pages are gonna be sticky with drool!:P

Cheeka
08-15-2008, 11:02 PM
With my rotties I always carry around a drool towel - I'm used to it. I had one who was on meds that made him drool MORE and he would get these long drool strings hanging out of his mouth, but he knew how to whip his head to the side and slurrrrrrrrrrrp 'em up! giggle.

no worries stormy - you can drool on my pages anytime!

stormarela
08-15-2008, 11:40 PM
no no.. I promise to monitor the slobber... keep the pages clean and dry.. ha ha ha ha
but, is it okay if I fondle them then?

MissKoolAid
08-15-2008, 11:55 PM
fondle away! ;)

stormarela
08-18-2008, 09:05 PM
yay! Cheeka's magic pages arrived today. I have them all, and will be swapping them out tonight, and mailing them tomorrow. I'll also be tucking into the envelopes any extra postage (well, to the nearest dollar bill, anyway)... as I am going to be my very most charming at the post office, and see about getting the 'lucky day' mailing rate.
Each of the different post offices have their own favourite rules to follow. My favourite one goes by thickness of package,, not by size or weight.. so, artists, I will be using the biggest envelopes, and spreading the pages in a single layer inside..
(I think it will work!)

Cheeka
08-18-2008, 09:31 PM
yay! Cheeka's magic pages arrived today.

Well praise the lord and pass the mashed potatoes! I was thinking they hocus pocused themselves someplace else! I will learn from this experience and next time drive there myself - it would have been faster!

Stormy, if there's any extra postage - keep it! It's all good! :notworthy:

goodmorningstarshine
08-18-2008, 10:41 PM
you are so good to us, stormarela! Those Australian post offices must not have very stringent rules! :cute:

stormarela
08-18-2008, 10:54 PM
well, that I don't know, starshine... I'm here in Canada, and well, we have complicated rules, but the posties are friendly. wink wink

goodmorningstarshine
08-18-2008, 11:21 PM
Canada? Oh yeah! Thanks for reminding me *again*! :huh:

stormarela
08-19-2008, 06:25 PM
the pages are in the mail.... and the postage ran from 2 to 4 bucks, so refunds are in order... ( which i stuffed into the envelopes, somewhat haphazardly, as I just calculated/estimated them in my mind while taping the envelopes shut in the post office...) Now, hopefully they wont take too long to arrive!

I love my pages. I traded 8 pages (made 11 so I had 3 left over), and some people had made an extra one for me as a gift, so I have a really fantastic fat magic book.

I hope everyone loves the pages they receive, I know they are all very nice and very magical.

Thank you all for being in my first chunky book swap.

I am about to post my next one.........

goodmorningstarshine
08-19-2008, 08:12 PM
About to when? I want in!

Mysia
08-19-2008, 09:19 PM
Ah, yes, we want more chunky book swaps! :D

Cheeka
08-19-2008, 09:21 PM
I was scared I wouldn't do them right, so I only did 4 -BUT i've joined amyfaerie's halloween chunky swap, so these should go together nicely! And I can't wait to join your next swap, stormy - I'm sure my next pages will be better now that I'm getting the hang of this!

stormarela
08-20-2008, 02:14 AM
I've submitted my next chunky swap, its not yet showing in the forums, but it will be. "Merry Christmas Chunky Book Page Swap"....
I just couldn't wait on more minute for a Christmas Chunky.... :goofy:

Cheeka
08-20-2008, 02:29 AM
awww! Santa! I love Santa! And snowmen! Santa! And hot chocolate & cookies1 And Santa! AND PRESSIES! LOTS!

Cheeka
08-23-2008, 07:37 PM
Hey I got my pages today! I can't believe how quickly I got my returns compared to how long it took to get them to Stormy! These are awesome! I was so scared about how mine would stack up! I think I did okay, now! But they give me so many ideas, too. Now I can buy FABRIC and have a use for it! Thanks to stormy, meow, beautiful garbage and art4mysanity! Off to leave itrader & rep points NOW before I forget!

Thanks again everyone!

stormarela
08-23-2008, 08:36 PM
Yay, the first to recieve her cards! Go Cheeka Go!

egrobeck
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
I got my pages, too! yay! thanks to MissKoolAid, redplantlady, Amanda Determan, stormarela, Crystal Meaux, LeAnne Everson-Wilson, Art4mysanity, Mysia and special thanks to stormarela for hosting - and the pages are all just awesome! Wow, fabulous work evetyone!! ok, off to do ratings...

Mysia
08-24-2008, 03:38 AM
Aah, one of my pages found a new home. :yes: Good to know that you like it, egrobeck.

goodmorningstarshine
08-24-2008, 01:04 PM
I'm so glad you have one of my bunnies! Please make sure he doesn't have any other bunnies in the book next to his page...the next thing you know, you'll have a whole bunny book overflowing with them!

stormarela
08-24-2008, 02:45 PM
ha ha ha,,, thats how it gets started, isn't it! one plus one equals 500 bunnies!

amyfaerie
08-25-2008, 11:58 AM
oooooh, i'm so excited! :)

art4mysanity
08-26-2008, 01:08 AM
I got my returns today! I am shocked at how soon they got here. Stormy must have bribed the postie. Heehee. I got wonderful pages from Detephoto, Christina, Egrobeck and from Trish Doran. (I need Trish's username so I can give her reps.) Thanks Susan for hosting this fun swap!

Cheeka
08-26-2008, 01:23 AM
I got my returns today! I am shocked at how soon they got here. Stormy must have bribed the postie. Heehee. I got wonderful pages from Detephoto, Mojo, Egrobeck and from Trish Doran. (I need Trish's username so I can give her reps.) Thanks Susan for hosting this fun swap! That's me! Cheeka aka Trish Doran!

art4mysanity
08-26-2008, 01:47 AM
Aha! I'm going to give you reps right now. :wubclub:

MissKoolAid
08-26-2008, 05:47 PM
I got my pages too! Woohoo!

Thanks to Susan for a great swap and to Lise Bu (Magic Mirror), Amyfaerie/fairy (pg 4 of 5), Egrobeck (5 of 8) and Liverson.

stormarela
08-26-2008, 11:23 PM
I'm glad you didn't have to wait too long, Sophie!!

Mysia
08-27-2008, 04:25 PM
Ok, I received some amazing chunky pages today from Goodmorningstarshine, Lise Bu, Egrobeck and Liverson! Thank you all! :D

Christina
08-29-2008, 08:24 AM
Just wanted to thank Susan, AmyFaery, art4mysanity, and Crystal (goodmorningstarshine). The pages are great and really made my day.
Cheers, Christina

redplantlady
08-29-2008, 12:24 PM
Yay I have fab pages! Thanks for hosting such a great swap Susan, this was my first go at chunky pages and I am hooked! Lovely cards received from stormarela, egrobeck, Trish Doran (user name is??) and meow2000 -:jiggy:

stormarela
08-29-2008, 12:28 PM
Chunkies are so much fun, and yes, very addictive!

Meow2000
08-29-2008, 04:43 PM
some cool magic page's came today. Thanks to stormarela for hosting. Thanks to goodmorningstarshine for cool rabbit in hat page,rapartlady for very cool page, Amanda d for her book of shadows page, and thanks to well the last one i can't seem to find the a name on it thats i love them , off to leave points

Cheeka
08-29-2008, 07:28 PM
I can't believe I forgot to put my user name on ALL of them! Arrrrgh!

stormarela
08-29-2008, 08:08 PM
Cheeka, we need to get you a sticker: hello, my name is:

you might get invited to some conventions, as a side bonus!

Cheeka
08-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Seriously! Total brain fart! Sorry all! The only one left that nobody has yet is Gypsy Wisdom - if you get it, it's me. Also, whoever gets it, if you would please scan it for me I'd appreciate it because I forgot to do that too! Arrrgh!

amyfaerie
09-03-2008, 12:42 AM
Mine are here! Yay! I adore my returns! Liverson, Miss KoolAid, Christina and detephoto . . . thank you!

Stormarela--thank YOU most of all! :)