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Marie
09-23-2019, 04:24 PM
Swap Due Date – December 15, 2019
Number of Cards - 4:4
Number of participants - 20 We are FULL
Media- mixed media collage, plus any other

Fourteen!! Can you believe it?!?!? I’ve been loving these ‘trashy’ swaps so much, and hope this one will be as fun as the last few have been.

Swap Requirements:

• For this swap I will send each player an envelope of several random, but identical items. This is a no withdrawal swap, while you won’t know what is in the envelope until you receive it, if you request and receive an envelope you are required to complete the swap. No cards, no communication may result in neutral iTrader.

• PM me with your mailing address, so I can send out your trash items.

• Swap is 4:4 cards. Host cards are not required, but will trashily treasured if you should choose to send one.

• Each card must be 2.5" x 3.5" inches and on a sturdy base. You may have curved edges or shaped corners if you wish, but no coins or other unusual shapes. Cards must be protected in sleeves. If you cannot obtain sleeves a cut up card page or small baggie is acceptable.

• You must use at least two trash items per card. As always, use can be more than attaching the item, you can alter any item. You may shred it, singe it, or glue it mosaic style if you like. You can rip it, paint it, turn it around backwards, modify it. But you must *use it somehow. All cards that manage to use 10 items or more will be put into a drawing for a special prize.

• We all have different skills so please send work you are proud of. While I can’t guarantee media, I will do my best to swap effort for effort.

• All cards need to be labeled with your real name, and your AFA username, so others can leave you their thanks via you rocks. Also, you must list on the back what trash items you used.

Mailing info USA players
Please send send $1.42 in postage. (That’s 2 forever and 2 extra ounce stamps.) This will cover my initial mailing to you and your returns mailing. Please add an extra 21 cents in postage for each card that is chunky. Chunky is brads, gems, eyelets, metal items, thick items.

Mailing INFO International Players
I request $2.30 US for postage both ways, total. If it costs more than that I will pay the difference. I can accept PayPal if that is more convenient. I can also provide the envelopes if you like as long as you provide the large sticker address label.

ABOUT RETURNS
When you receive your returns, please post in the swap thread that your cards arrived, Also please, leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists.


Who wants to play?

1. Suzi - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048513#post2048513) ~*” Received
2. MrsMixedMedia - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048517#post2048517) ~*” Received
3. AmySi - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048518#post2048518) ~*” Received
4. prex - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048541#post2048541) ~*” Received
5. Mushu - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048542#post2048542) ~*” Received
6. Haagmm- link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048545#post2048545) ~*” Received
7. hem18 - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048579#post2048579) ~*” Received
8. Amychelle - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048582#post2048582) ~*” Received
9. JavaZarf - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048585#post2048585) ~*” Received
10. AngelJoy - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048601#post2048601) ~*” Received
11. dnewton972 - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048666#post2048666) ~*” Received
12. Elle - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048708#post2048708) ~*” Received
13. valerie416 - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048788#post2048788) ~*” Received
14. CastleQueen5 - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048804#post2048804) ~*” Received
15. CiCiCreates - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048813#post2048813) ~*” Received
16. pouringdiva - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048823#post2048823) ~*” Received
17. redlionspride- link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048881#post2048881) ~*” Received
18. catladybj - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048896#post2048896) ~*” Received
19. JudyLee - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048925#post2048925) ~*” Received
20.dithespy - link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36682-Trash-to-Treasure-14-Due-December-15&p=2048963#post2048963) ~*” Received

Suzi
09-23-2019, 09:51 PM
I would like to sign up! I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

MrsMixedMedia
09-23-2019, 10:18 PM
Please sign me up! :D
I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

AmySi
09-23-2019, 10:32 PM
Yes please! I'd never withdraw :)

Also loving the 10 items or more card idea!

Marie
09-24-2019, 06:16 AM
Welcome Suzi, MrsMixedMedia and AmySi! So glad to see you all here. I’ll get your names on the list right away and will send out your envelopes today. Yay!

prex
09-24-2019, 06:56 AM
May I join? I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

Mushu
09-24-2019, 07:38 AM
I would love to join. I know it is a no withdrawal swap.

Marie
09-24-2019, 08:33 AM
Welcome prex and Mushu! I’ll gladly add your names to the list now, and will get your envelope out today. :)

Haagmm
09-24-2019, 09:13 AM
Please sign me up! :jiggy: I understand that this is a no withdrawal swap

Marie
09-24-2019, 10:03 AM
Sure thing Melissa! Welcome!

hem18
09-24-2019, 11:50 AM
I would love to join. I know it is a no withdrawal swap.:)

Marie
09-24-2019, 11:53 AM
Wonderful hem18! I’ll add you now. So glad you’re here. :)

Amychelle
09-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Hello, I would like to join too! I was going to take a break from trash to treasure swaps
but I got on here and there it was!
I understand this is no withdrawal.

JavaZarf
09-24-2019, 12:43 PM
I would like to join. I know this is a no withdrawal swap.

Marie
09-24-2019, 01:18 PM
Welcome Amychelle and JavaZarf! I’ll get busy and add you to the list right away. I’m addressing envelopes now. :)

AngelJoy
09-24-2019, 02:08 PM
Count me in, please, I don't want to miss one of these!!! :D I know it is a no withdrawal swap.

Marie
09-24-2019, 07:01 PM
Glad to see you AngelJoy! I’ll add you now. I’ve already mailed today’s envelopes so I’ll send yours out tomorrow. What fun!

dnewton972
09-24-2019, 07:45 PM
Sign me up please! No withdrawal understood.

Marie
09-24-2019, 08:24 PM
Sure thing dnewton972! I’m glad you’re joining us. I’ll add your name to the list. :)

Elle
09-25-2019, 04:41 AM
Please sign me up, I understand this is a no withdrawal swap

Marie
09-25-2019, 07:36 AM
Welcome Elle! I’ll put your name on the list and mail out your envelope today. :)

valerie416
09-25-2019, 07:16 PM
Sign me up! These are so fun.

Valerie416

CastleQueen5
09-25-2019, 08:59 PM
I would like to sign up! I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

CiCiCreates
09-25-2019, 09:47 PM
Hi Marie! Haven’t done one of these for a while now, so I am ready to sign on for this one. I understand that there are no withdrawals. Do you need my address?

Marie
09-25-2019, 10:25 PM
Welcome Valerie416, castlequeen5 and CiCiCreates! So glad you’re all here. This swap keeps getting better and better! Yay! I’ll add you all to the list now and mail your envelopes tomorrow!

pouringdiva
09-26-2019, 02:50 AM
I understand this is a no withdrawal swap! Please sign me up.

Marie
09-26-2019, 07:55 AM
Hi pouringdiva, and welcome! So glad you are here! Adding you now; envelope is addressed and will go out today. :)

redlionspride
09-26-2019, 04:38 PM
I would like to sign up! I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

Marie
09-26-2019, 04:39 PM
Welcome redlionspride! I’ve already mailed envelopes for today, but PM me your address and I’ll get yours out tomorrow. So glad you’ve joined us! :)

hem18
09-26-2019, 05:54 PM
received my trash today, its definitely going to make me think haha!! Thank you!

catladybj
09-26-2019, 06:23 PM
I'm in. No getting rid of me!

Marie
09-26-2019, 07:06 PM
Cool hem18! You’re the first!


Welcome catladybj! We haven’t done the swap together for a while :-) It’s nice to see you again I’ll get your name on the list and mail your envelope tomorrow :-) Please PM me your address?

JudyLee
09-26-2019, 07:35 PM
Hi!! Sounds like fun. Please sign me up!

Marie
09-26-2019, 08:16 PM
You’ve got it JudyLee. Are you aware that this is a no-withdrawal Swap? If you are, and you still want to play, please PM me your address and I’ll mail you an envelope tomorrow. :)

Marie
09-26-2019, 10:17 PM
Only one spot left!

Suzi
09-26-2019, 10:27 PM
My trash arrived today! Now to put my thinking cap on!

Marie
09-26-2019, 11:48 PM
Yay Suzi! Glad to hear it!

AmySi
09-27-2019, 05:33 AM
Got my trash & started playing last night :)

Marie
09-27-2019, 07:34 AM
That’s great news AmySi! Thanks for letting me know!

dithespy
09-27-2019, 08:24 AM
Am I in time for the final spot? I won't withdraw.

Marie
09-27-2019, 09:19 AM
You ARE, dithespy! Welcome to the swap! And we are FULL! Please PM me your address and I’ll mail you an envelope right away. (Waiting on addresses from two other players as well...)

hem18
09-27-2019, 01:39 PM
I couldn't stop myself last night!!! This really challenged me - and I loved it!
Here are my cards with the items I used listed beneath each one (if I counted right, I was able to use 10+ on each of them - yay!)
210110

....thought it would be fun to show the stash
210111

...and what I was left with as well:)
210112

Marie
09-27-2019, 03:13 PM
Wow Haley! You rocked it!!! Great cards!!! I especially love the first and last cards pictured, and they are ALL wonderful! Thanks for sharing photos!!!

CiCiCreates
09-27-2019, 03:31 PM
I especially love the first, second and third ones! I can’t believe you were able to use all ten items!

JavaZarf
09-28-2019, 09:18 AM
My stash o trash arrived yesterday.
Fun stuff to alter!
210123

CastleQueen5
09-28-2019, 11:20 AM
I couldn't stop myself last night!!! This really challenged me - and I loved it!
Here are my cards with the items I used listed beneath each one (if I counted right, I was able to use 10+ on each of them - yay!)
210110

....thought it would be fun to show the stash
210111

...and what I was left with as well:)
210112

You are amazing, I love. your cards. I wish I could see the print below, but the visuals of the cards speak volumes of the art.

I really like the color combos.

BTW save your trash, because I am eventually going to host a swap with the leftover trash pieces from all the trash to treasure swaps we have been doing.

CastleQueen5
09-28-2019, 11:22 AM
I really am interested on how you all use BOB Ross and his hair.

JavaZarf
09-28-2019, 12:40 PM
I had to give the Bob card to my son who is a fan and wants a whole Bob deck. If I used that card it would probably be a tool for paint. Also there are nice words on the back of the card.

hem18
09-28-2019, 02:47 PM
I couldn't figure out to use Bob - I couldn't cut him up hahaha

AngelJoy
09-28-2019, 06:05 PM
I received my trash today, too. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with it.

Marie
09-28-2019, 07:52 PM
I love the Bob cards! I had a whole deck... for a while. It would be fun to do a whole Bob swap. :)

prex
09-28-2019, 08:32 PM
I received my trash today. I haven't looked through it yet, but wanted to let you know it arrived. :)

MrsMixedMedia
09-28-2019, 09:23 PM
I received my trash today!
Whoweeee this gonna be a challenge! Lol :jiggy:

MrsMixedMedia
09-28-2019, 09:26 PM
Wow awesome job hem18!!!!!

Marie
09-28-2019, 10:14 PM
Thanks for letting me know prex and MrsMixedMedia! The last envelopes went out today! So we are in business. :)

Haagmm
09-28-2019, 11:04 PM
I received my trash today! I love the Bob Ross card - we bought a deck for my son to take to college (art major).

Marie
09-29-2019, 09:53 AM
Isn’t Bob just the best?!?! Thanks for letting me know your trash arrived. Those envelopes are traveling quickly!

dnewton972
09-29-2019, 12:55 PM
Envelope received! So many goodies to choose from!

Marie
09-29-2019, 01:55 PM
Yay! Thanks for letting me know! I really had fun gathering things this time round. :)

LauraM540
09-30-2019, 10:32 AM
Can I join?

Marie
09-30-2019, 11:13 AM
I’m sorry Laura, but we’re full and I don’t have the supplies to make up any more envelopes. I’ve put in to have this swap moved to the ‘active’ list... probably will change sometime today. There will be another Trash to Treasure starting up in a few months though, so do keep a watch for it. Again, sorry for the confusion and I hope to be in a swap with you soon.

CiCiCreates
09-30-2019, 12:51 PM
Marie, just checking - I hope you used my current address in Surprise, AZ, and not the Glendale one.

Marie
09-30-2019, 12:58 PM
I did CiCi. :)

CiCiCreates
09-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Cool, thanks! I guess I’m excited to get my envelope, which is a good sign , if a bit impatient!

CastleQueen5
09-30-2019, 03:54 PM
I got my trash, thank you.

Marie
09-30-2019, 04:01 PM
Yay Heather! Thanks for the update!

Marie
09-30-2019, 04:57 PM
Haley, your cards arrived today. I have been examining them with delight! I love your use of the pipe cleaner fluff, and am VERY impressed with how much mileage you got from the trivia answer sheet and the New Yorker blow in card. All 5 cards are all going into the prize drawing as well! Thank you for making an extra for me!

redlionspride
09-30-2019, 05:24 PM
I got my trash today and am excited to get started!

Marie
09-30-2019, 07:40 PM
Yay redlionspride! Thanks for letting me know! I’m very happy with how quickly the envelopes are traveling. I hope you really enjoy the process!

CiCiCreates
09-30-2019, 09:00 PM
I got my envelope of trashy treasures today!

Marie
09-30-2019, 11:30 PM
That’s great carol! That’s for letting me know!

JudyLee
10-01-2019, 08:25 AM
Received my envelope full of fun yesterday! Thank you!! Can't wait to get started!!

Marie
10-01-2019, 08:51 AM
Yahoo! Thanks for letting me know JudyLee. :) I’m glad you got it and I really hope you have a lot of fun!

hem18
10-01-2019, 02:49 PM
Haley, your cards arrived today. I have been examining them with delight! I love your use of the pipe cleaner fluff, and am VERY impressed with how much mileage you got from the trivia answer sheet and the New Yorker blow in card. All 5 cards are all going into the prize drawing as well! Thank you for making an extra for me!

so excited you received them - and I love prize drawings! yay!

Mushu
10-02-2019, 02:35 PM
Got my envelope about 4 days ago. Already made 1 card. Great items!

Marie
10-02-2019, 08:02 PM
Thanks Mushu! I’m so glad you find them inspiring. Thanks for letting me know your envelope has arrived. :)

catladybj
10-02-2019, 11:54 PM
Rec'd my delightful trash! There was a 'wear'hole in the bottom, &2 bitty stars escaped! Just so you know.
Fun,fun,fun!

dithespy
10-03-2019, 08:05 AM
An envelope full off good things arrived today. Fabulous trash, Marie!

Marie
10-03-2019, 12:40 PM
That’s great to hear catladybj and dithespy! Thanks for the update and I’m glad you’re inspired by the trash!
Catladybj, would you like me to send you a couple more stars?

Mushu
10-03-2019, 07:14 PM
Just finished my cards up.

Marie
10-03-2019, 08:25 PM
Mushu these cards are great!!!! I especially love Lawrence and his pumpkins! Close second is Dreams are for chasing. What a great message! The dapper fellow in Paris... all right I love them all! Well done! Yay!!!

Haagmm
10-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Mushu - your cards are fantastic! I especially like the cat with the music in the background!

Marie
10-09-2019, 11:44 PM
Mushu your cards have safely arrived and they’re every bit as lovely as I knew they would be! Still admiring them!

AmySi
10-12-2019, 09:09 AM
I just finished up my set! It was tough ó I did 2 cards using the lovely princess cards as focal points :). My next 2 used 10 layers & found it much harder to find the focus... fun challenge though! What do yíall think? Maybe I shouldíve used paint/gesso to cover the complicated background...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/2_3541F7D7-D73D-4B8C-88B8-37E1F92B8CEC.jpeg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/2_960E82B5-61AD-47DA-A58B-EB337569A6D1.jpeg

Marie
10-12-2019, 11:16 PM
Nice cards AmySi! I do agree it’s hard to pick the subject on busy cards... and your color choices are so spot on... maybe just a thin layer of diluted (transparent) white/pale gray to ‘cloud’ the background and push your subject forward? I sure wouldn’t do anything that changes the color scheme though... or the balance. Very pretty!

Marie
10-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Its been so quiet here this last couple of days... But now I have exciting news! MrsMixedMedia your cards have safely arrived to my home and my hands. I'm busily admiring them and just took a short break to type this quick message. I absolutely love what you did with the sparkly pipe cleaner and your Bob Ross card is so spot on it made me laugh out loud! Your Suess style card drew a grin as well.... the whole set really is well done! Thanks for including a hostess card for me. PMing you today as well.

AmySi
10-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Thanks for the input! I made a halo of matching paint around the focal point & border -- much improved :)

My cards are in the mail.

MrsMixedMedia
10-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Thanks so much Marie! :)
They were so fun to make!

Marie
10-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the input! I made a halo of matching paint around the focal point & border -- much improved :)

My cards are in the mail.

That's great Amy! I'll be watching for them!

Marie
10-16-2019, 10:12 PM
Elle, your cards have safely arrived and they’re lovely! Your layered backgrounds add such a complex touch! Thanks for the foreign text pages too. I can’t wait to play with them. :) That was so sweet of you!

Marie
10-17-2019, 05:55 PM
AmySi, your cards have safely arrived, and thank you for the extra! I love all the layer work you did, and three of your collage cards qualify for the prize drawing! Woot! That extra layer around the princess made a HUGE difference! And I love what you did with Jasmine... so sweet!

pouringdiva
10-17-2019, 11:07 PM
I excited to start working on this set.

valerie416
10-22-2019, 03:29 AM
I got my trash today. Gosh otherpeople have sent in cards already! I better get busy.

Marie
10-22-2019, 09:07 AM
I excited to start working on this set.

I’m glad pouringdiva! These trashy swaps really get a person thinking and looking at everything in a whole new way. :)

Marie
10-22-2019, 09:10 AM
I got my trash today. Gosh otherpeople have sent in cards already! I better get busy.


That’s great to hear Valerie416! There’s scads of time left. It’s my fault you got your trash just now... I mailed it to another player first!!! HUGE THANKS to Amychelle for getting us back on track. Phew!
It’s good to know everyone has their envelopes now. :)

CiCiCreates
10-22-2019, 07:55 PM
Here are the first three: "Christmas Bunny" - 5 small metallic stars; red & white string; Trivia night answer sheet (painted green and red); Rabbit sticker; Paper dot strip (ornamens). "Black & White Art Gallery" - 1/2 New Yorker magazine blow-in; 2 bar codes; Card alphabet letter (back); Letter B sticker; Zebra duct tape; Monopoly-esque ad. "Apple Harvest" - 2 apple stamps; Fall napkin

CiCiCreates
10-22-2019, 07:57 PM
And the last two: "Autumn Pumpkins" - Fall napkin, Yellow ticket (cut and painted orange for pumpkin, upper Right). "Butterflies" - Zebra duct tape, Butterfly die cut, Card alphabet letter, 1/2 New Yorker Magazine blow-in

Marie
10-22-2019, 11:49 PM
Carol, those are brilliant! I especially love the Christmas scene using the red and white string for candy canes on the tree And the silver pipe cleaner as Garland. The black and white art gallery is very clever as well :-) you are so good at this trash thing and your whole set is super fun!

Haagmm
10-24-2019, 12:44 PM
CiCiCreates - great set!! I do love the pumpkin card.

Marie
10-31-2019, 11:41 PM
It’s been quiet here for a bit... hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. :)

Marie
11-07-2019, 12:58 AM
RedLionsPride your cards have arrived! They are safe in my hands and I’ve just been admiring them. :) Looks like 3 of the 4 qualify for the 10+ item prize drawing too! Yay! Great set!

catladybj
11-11-2019, 03:27 PM
I know you know what you sent us, Marie, but I'm wondering if we need to list what we've used on our cards?

catladybj
11-11-2019, 03:39 PM
Oh thank you for offering, Marie, but I don't need more stars- I'll just use the ones I have. Can we add any of our own trash?

Marie
11-11-2019, 05:30 PM
Catladybj yes you do need to list what you’ve used. Cards that use 10 or more items go into a prize drawing! And add as much of your own trash stash as you like. It makes things more fun!

Suzi
11-11-2019, 11:58 PM
I forgot to mention, I mailed my cards off on Sat. 11/9. Hopefully they will arrive soon.

Marie
11-12-2019, 03:12 AM
Great Suzi, I’ll be sure to watch for them. :) I hope you had fun!

Marie
11-12-2019, 07:09 PM
Well that was fast Suzi! Your cards arrived today and they’re great! Love your color and texture combinations! They give each card a really nice depth. Thanks for the hostie too! :)

Suzi
11-12-2019, 07:16 PM
Well that was fast Suzi! Your cards arrived today and they’re great! Love your color and texture combinations! They give each card a really nice depth. Thanks for the hostie too! :)

Wow! That was record time for mail delivery!

CastleQueen5
11-12-2019, 09:33 PM
I made my cards today. I will post one by one. I aimed to use 10 or more items, then I realized that the tickets though different colors are one item,

AND

The dot, the words "a place like no other, and the green paper that is black on one side are also one item on the list.

Feast your eyes on my creations.

Lets start with the card with less items used

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_belll_collage.jpg

I used the yellow ticket, and turned over the other ticket because I liked the dots. The bell was from the Christmas tag.

I had some border left over from the napkin, This was the last card I made.

1/2 of the card catalog card, one star, and the back side of the teal paper is black. I used all pipe cleaner on all the cards to add ink to the cards.


I THINK I NEED TO ADD A WORD LIKE JOY!

CastleQueen5
11-12-2019, 09:39 PM
This is the first one I made. So my most ambitious attempt to use 10 items.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_Naplkin_collage_1_.jpg

1. I used the trivia card behind the napkin to prevent bleeding through.

2. napkin

3. ticket

4. star

5. butterfly

6. Ups code

7. red and white string

8. letter A

9. shrinky dink flower

10. DOT/circle

11. inked card with pipe cleaner. I did expect more from this idea, but it was just MEH!

CastleQueen5
11-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Then I worked on this one with similar results

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_naplin_collage_sunflower.jpg

1. apple postage stamp

2. napkin

3. ticket

4. star

5. butterfly

6. Ups code

7. red and white string

8. letter A card backside

9. shrinky dink flower

10. DOT/circle yellow plus teal side of this paper

11. inked card with pipe cleaner.

CastleQueen5
11-12-2019, 09:56 PM
This one I played around with the bunny stickers and fish tail.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_like_no_other_1_.jpg


1. Bunny sticker

2. DR Suess fish tail

3. Back side of pink/red ticket and look closely I used the red and yellow edge of the yellow ticket on top.

4. star

5. #1 from the Christmas tag

6. back side of A letter card

7. I used this item 3 times. circle, and black paper and the words were all one item on the list

8. 1/2 the card catalog card

9. zebra duct tape on bottom corner. Yep I got a heart

10. Inked with the pipe cleaner

CastleQueen5
11-12-2019, 10:01 PM
I really wanted to use the Apples from the napkin so created this one

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_napkin_collage_3.jpg


1. I used the trivia card one the right side

2. napkin

3. ticket x 2

4. star

5. monopoly arrow

6. UpC code

7. Fish eyelashes are the lines coming off the A

8. letter A card x 2 once for the A and then the backside on the right.

9. shrinky dink flower

10. inked card with pipe cleaner.

JavaZarf
11-13-2019, 08:05 AM
i have a question about the shrinky dink flower. is that something we can put in an oven to shrink?

Marie
11-13-2019, 02:01 PM
JavaJarf, yes it is. It’s a real Shrinky Dink. :)

Marie
11-13-2019, 02:06 PM
Suzi, it really was!!!

Marie
11-13-2019, 02:08 PM
Do I count 8 items on this one?!? ( post 109) Sooo close!!! What can still fit on?

Marie
11-13-2019, 02:12 PM
Heather, the one with the fish tail looks like the bunny is about to be eaten Pac-Man style!! I wish I’d added google eyes!!! I love it!!! And A is for Autumn is so very sweet! Love your whole set! You are the collage Queen!

CiCiCreates
11-13-2019, 02:58 PM
Marie, I just put my set in the mail to you. I am not the Collage Queen like someone else we know, and I never came close to using 10 items, but hey, I did have fun with it!

Marie
11-13-2019, 04:01 PM
Being a collage queen is hard… ;-) I’m not really good at it yet but I’m improving :-) Thanks for letting me know that your set is on the way. I’ll keep an eye out for them and will let you know when they arrive. :-)

CastleQueen5
11-13-2019, 07:26 PM
Do I count 8 items on this one?!? ( post 109) Sooo close!!! What can still fit on?

I was only counting the two tickets as one item. They were different colored tickets yes, but that was how I was counting.

I did add the word JOY to the bell.

I used both tickets on a few cards, but only counted it once, and then also only counted the dots, the blue type paper and the words as one item, even if I used it twice on the card.

CastleQueen5
11-14-2019, 01:04 AM
My envelope is going out in Thursday Mail.

Marie
11-14-2019, 01:59 AM
Good counting Heather. I’ll be watching for them!

AngelJoy
11-15-2019, 12:19 AM
I finally found time to finish these cards: 211141

A Place Like No Other: catalog card, Christmas tag, NY magazine blow-in, silver pipe cleaner, rabbit stickers, red and white string, paper strip, banana sticker, C sticker, barcode (10)

Wild Fish: duct tape, C card, fish, ticket, banana sticker, princess sticker (6)

Beauty Is Everwhere: napkin, Bob Ross card, apple stamp, princess stickers, butterfly die cut, banana sticker (6)

Look Around: Christmas tag, trivia answer sheet, Monopoly-esque ad, Bob Ross card, banana sticker, ticket, Shrinky Dink, apple stamp, bar code, metallic star (the only one that made it through the initial mailing...) (10)

Go To Market Day: napkin, Bob Ross card, Monoploy-esque ad, banana sticker, paper strip dots, rabbit stickers, Shrinky Dink, ticket (8)

Great challenge! Thank you, Marie, for hosting! I'm looking forward to hosting the next one! I've got the envelopes already stuffed full of fun bits and pieces!!!

JavaZarf
11-15-2019, 07:31 AM
I finally started a card this week but I don't like how it is coming together so I am most likely not finish it and go a different direction.

Marie
11-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Great cards AngelJoy! I especially like Mickey Mouse riding on the fishes nose! Captain Mickey! A place like no other made me laugh! I really like them all very much! Looking forward to signing up for your upcoming T2T!

Marie
11-15-2019, 01:49 PM
I feel you JavaZarf! I’ve had that happen. Then maybe my favorite piece is glued on a card I now do t like, and I have to try to get it off without damaging it.... oh boy do I feel you!

JavaZarf
11-15-2019, 04:21 PM
Well this kind of swap is supposed to stretch your creativity.
I think I have enough other scraps to make my idea in a different way. Everything I cut up, I put the scraps in an envelope of scraps.

Marie
11-15-2019, 07:48 PM
Smart!!!! :)

JavaZarf
11-16-2019, 05:36 PM
This was difficult.
Card one.
Shrinky dink flower and duck tape
211167

Card Two
Mini stars & duck tape
211168

Card three
Ticket, back side of Christmas tag, back side of Seuss fish and inside of napkin
211169



Card four
Tickets, back side of Christmas tag, edge of Seuss fish, playing card, blow-in, the red part of the red and white string
211170

CiCiCreates
11-16-2019, 06:22 PM
I LOVE Raggedy Ann and Andy!

Marie
11-16-2019, 07:04 PM
JavaZarf I love raggedy Ann and Andy too! How clever! I also love the shrinky dink flower. :) So far you’re the only one who has actually shrunk it! You did great! Kitty is sweet too... with stars in his eyes. He must be looking at that huge fish!

JavaZarf
11-16-2019, 08:32 PM
the shrinky dink didn't get flat and didnt want to stick to the tape. i resorted to zots.

CastleQueen5
11-17-2019, 01:13 AM
the shrinky dink didn't get flat and didnt want to stick to the tape. i resorted to zots.

I love Zots! My new best friend, Zots!

Marie
11-17-2019, 02:26 AM
I love zots too! Sometimes you have to press a shrinky flat a bit while it’s still warm... ?

CastleQueen5
11-18-2019, 11:03 AM
I love zots too! Sometimes you have to press a shrinky flat a bit while it’s still warm... ?

That is good to remember. I haven't done shrink dinks in decades.

CastleQueen5
11-18-2019, 11:05 AM
I have ANGELJOY down to do Trash 15, and prex79 to do Trash 16. Is that correct? Anyone else want take a turn. I am hosting a leftover swap, where I dont send out any envelopes you just use the leftovers from past trash swaps. See signature.

Marie
11-18-2019, 10:32 PM
CiCi, your cards have arrived. :)

CiCiCreates
11-18-2019, 10:45 PM
Yay, thanks for telling me!

dithespy
11-19-2019, 06:51 AM
Any sign of my cards?

JavaZarf
11-19-2019, 11:53 AM
My cards are in the mail today.

Marie
11-19-2019, 01:54 PM
Yes Diane! Turns out hubby was admiring your stamps so I didnít see your envelope at first. Smh.... yours arrived as well. :-) Iím admiring your backgrounds as well as your trash usage. These are really quite detailed.

Marie
11-19-2019, 01:55 PM
My cards are in the mail today.

Yay Java! I’ll be watching for them!

Haagmm
11-19-2019, 03:46 PM
Yes Diane! Turns out hubby was admiring your stamps so I didn’t see your envelope at first. Smh.... yours arrived as well. :-) I’m admiring your backgrounds as well as your trash usage. These are really quite detailed.

Diane always has the BEST stamps!!

Marie
11-19-2019, 06:01 PM
Right?!?! These were awesome too! Special Olymics .... they really catch your eye!

AngelJoy
11-19-2019, 09:13 PM
I have ANGELJOY down to do Trash 15, and prex79 to do Trash 16. Is that correct? Anyone else want take a turn. I am hosting a leftover swap, where I dont send out any envelopes you just use the leftovers from past trash swaps. See signature.

Yes, I have envelopes all ready for 15. Just let me know when you want me to post the swap. :)

CastleQueen5
11-19-2019, 11:56 PM
Yes, I have envelopes all ready for 15. Just let me know when you want me to post the swap. :)

Lets see, this swap closes dec 15th. It looks like 1/2 of the swap have arrived, and most of us will be bored by DEC, so I think DEC is a good time to post the swap, and then you can get them in the mail before the Christmas rush.

Does that sound good?

AND only 15? We will be fighting and clawing for a place in the swap, angel joy.

I am hosting a left over swap, if you all get bored.

Haagmm
11-20-2019, 11:50 AM
Lets see, this swap closes dec 15th. It looks like 1/2 of the swap have arrived, and most of us will be bored by DEC, so I think DEC is a good time to post the swap, and then you can get them in the mail before the Christmas rush.

Does that sound good?

AND only 15? We will be fighting and clawing for a place in the swap, angel joy.

I am hosting a left over swap, if you all get bored.

Does she mean for 15 people or for T2T15?

prex
11-20-2019, 07:07 PM
I really liked the challenge of trying to use 10 items. I didn’t succeed, but ended up really pleased with my cards. Here they are:
211238
211239
211240
211241
211242

JavaZarf
11-20-2019, 07:45 PM
Excellent cards. Just to prove that you don't need 10 items!

CastleQueen5
11-20-2019, 09:13 PM
OMG she probably did mean swap 15 not 15 players!!! Sorry to panic anyone.

CastleQueen5
11-20-2019, 09:15 PM
I really liked the challenge of trying to use 10 items. I didn’t succeed, but ended up really pleased with my cards. Here they are:
211238
211239
211240
211241
211242

Just proves less is more. Question! Do you have a die cut for that last card with the red atom like design? I like that.

prex
11-20-2019, 10:45 PM
I do ~ and I got it on CLEARANCE at hobby lobby! Would you like me to send some cuts your way?

Marie
11-21-2019, 02:09 AM
Great cards Prex! I especially liked Like No Other, but they’re all really good! Using 10 items really is a challenge. I’m guessing at what you used. :) I think that’s the catalog card behind the Victorian lady?

JudyLee
11-21-2019, 12:52 PM
My cards are in the mail!!

AngelJoy
11-21-2019, 01:50 PM
Lets see, this swap closes dec 15th. It looks like 1/2 of the swap have arrived, and most of us will be bored by DEC, so I think DEC is a good time to post the swap, and then you can get them in the mail before the Christmas rush.

Does that sound good?

AND only 15? We will be fighting and clawing for a place in the swap, angel joy.

I am hosting a left over swap, if you all get bored.

No, the 15 referred to the T2T number, as in Trash to Treasure #15. I have 20 envelopes made up (in addition to my own). I will post the swap info by Dec. 15 then and start sending out envelopes as people sign up. Thanks for keeping this all coordinated!

AngelJoy
11-21-2019, 02:15 PM
OMG she probably did mean swap 15 not 15 players!!! Sorry to panic anyone.

:jiggy: ha, ha, yes that is what I meant!!! :jiggy: Sorry if I was confusing!

Marie
11-21-2019, 03:00 PM
phew!

prex
11-21-2019, 05:54 PM
I mailed my trashy cards today :) Look at me getting stuff in all early and such :wub:

Marie
11-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Color me impressed Prex! Heather your cards arrived today. :) Haven’t got them open yet but I’m sure they’re fine.

CastleQueen5
11-22-2019, 12:02 PM
I do ~ and I got it on CLEARANCE at hobby lobby! Would you like me to send some cuts your way?


OH yes PLEASE!!!!

Marie
11-22-2019, 11:02 PM
I heart hobby lobby...

Marie
11-23-2019, 06:48 PM
JavaZarf your cards have arrived. :) That was fast!

JavaZarf
11-23-2019, 06:59 PM
YAY!
Thanks for letting me know.

Marie
11-26-2019, 12:54 AM
Wow! Massive mail day! JudyLee, AngelJoy and Prex all of your cards have safely arrived in excellent condition. Thank each of you for the hostie ... :) It’s going to be tough choosing! What fun I’ve had today pouring over this mini-gallery! Great cards ladies.

CastleQueen5
11-27-2019, 12:03 PM
Like I promised (or threatened). I did post the Leftovers swap for all of us, if anyone wants to play. You can use the leftovers from the trash swaps.

AND There is a fun Art a thon coming up, DEC 5th to 8th. I am not hosting this, SNiisk is, this is always fun.

AngelJoy
11-28-2019, 07:36 PM
Wow! Massive mail day! JudyLee, AngelJoy and Prex all of your cards have safely arrived in excellent condition. Thank each of you for the hostie ... :) Itís going to be tough choosing! What fun Iíve had today pouring over this mini-gallery! Great cards ladies.

Thanks for letting me know.

Marie
12-02-2019, 06:53 PM
We have 2 weeks left till the end of the swap. How is everyone coming along on their cards?

Haagmm
12-03-2019, 12:43 PM
:eek: They are next on my to-do list. We've had an insane November and I have done almost zero art. :sad:

Marie
12-03-2019, 05:13 PM
I hear you Melissa! Every day I get a LOT done.... but rarely the lot that I intended!

Amychelle
12-06-2019, 10:04 AM
Mine are going in the mail today, so sorry for the delay, I’ve been sick with something or another for two months now.

211498211499
211500211501
211502

CastleQueen5
12-06-2019, 10:18 AM
Your postage stamp card is beautiful. I am so impressed with your use of the Disney Princess stickers, I could not think of a way to use them. Now I could, and even in the leftover swap I am hosing. I also think your black and white card is stunning. I would be thrilled to get any of your cards.

Amychelle
12-06-2019, 01:15 PM
Thanks so much CQ5, I have extras of the backgrounds I made and used for the princess cards if you’d like some.

Marie
12-06-2019, 06:02 PM
So pretty Amychelle! Your Christmas tag is almost an ornament! I love the princesses too. Well done!

CastleQueen5
12-06-2019, 07:39 PM
Thanks so much CQ5, I have extras of the backgrounds I made and used for the princess cards if you’d like some.

WHY yes, I DO!!! Thanks. Are you in my leftover swap? you could save on postage

I am also doing the art a thon right now. and yes you can all join us if you want. No fees at all.

SOOO I will have stuff in my gallery if you want to trade. Which was the point of mentioning the art athon.

Amychelle
12-06-2019, 08:09 PM
Lol, ok I’ll be happy to send you those.
No, I’m not signed up for any swaps right now, been too hard to get out to my room lately.
I don’t even know how the art athon works, I know, I should by now.

Marie
12-06-2019, 10:19 PM
I’m wanting too... but I’m not sure how it works either?

CastleQueen5
12-06-2019, 11:18 PM
Oh you just show up, look at some of the suggestions for art. Create something and post the photos and trade. Nothing scary. Look at my gallery, I posted what I made and the tasks I completed.

pouringdiva
12-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Putting finishing touches on these today so they can be mailed tomorrow.

dnewton972
12-08-2019, 06:24 PM
Cards are in the mail!
211579
211580
211581
211582
211583

Marie
12-08-2019, 08:30 PM
Great Sandra! Can’t wait to see what you’ve created. :)

Marie
12-08-2019, 08:33 PM
Great cards dnewton972! I really love the travel card! The Christmas themed one is so sweet too... And the farmers market. I’m not sure which is my favorite! Squee!

CastleQueen5
12-09-2019, 12:32 AM
Cards are in the mail!
211579
211580
211581
211582
211583

I really dont collect Christmas cards very often, but I love yours, it is more like WINTER with trees, I also love your use of the odd numbers phrase and the princess stickers. Great pumpkin cards, but I am alway a sucker of a pumpkin card.

The Travel Often just seems to go together so seamlessly Great work.

Now get them in the mail so I can have one :twitcy:

Marie
12-12-2019, 01:53 PM
There are only a few days left! I know 3 sets are en route. How are the rest of you coming along?

AngelJoy
12-12-2019, 01:59 PM
The next one Trash To Treasure 15 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36890-Trash-To-Treasure-15-due-March-15-2020) is posted!

Marie
12-12-2019, 03:24 PM
And I’m in! Yippie!

Marie
12-12-2019, 05:53 PM
Dnewton972 your cards arrived safely today! Thank you so much for the hostie! :)

CastleQueen5
12-13-2019, 02:35 PM
Is the next moo swap posted yet?

Haagmm
12-13-2019, 05:02 PM
CQ- yes it is!!! I’d love to have you join.

Marie
12-14-2019, 12:49 AM
Mail call! Amychelle, Pouring Diva and Valerie416, all of your cards arrived today. Yay!!!

catladybj
12-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Mine are in route, as of thurs. My gallon size ziploc bbag of trash&cards went AWOL on me last week, by the time I found it I was busy gett8ng ready to fly out to Tx to be with family . Finally able to finish them&mailed from thr road. My mom surprised me with a road trip to Graceland! I'd nevdr been, & she needed a break. It was Wonderful!

Marie
12-15-2019, 10:43 PM
I’m so glad you had such a good time! Making memories, right?!?! *happy*

Marie
12-16-2019, 09:31 PM
Catladybj your cards are here! Looks like you have several entries for the prize drawing. :) Great cards!

There is only one set remaining and I know it’s on the way, so I’m going to start sorting, pulling entries for the prize drawing, and leaving rep points so I’ll be ready to swap out as soon as the final set arrives. This will probably take me a couple days, so we are right on track. Yay!

catladybj
12-18-2019, 05:27 AM
Thank goodness they finally arr'd,what with holiday mail&all.
Thanks, Marie!

Marie
12-18-2019, 10:55 AM
Pretty cool, right?!?
All cards are here now and I can get moving on this hopefully today!

Marie
12-18-2019, 07:41 PM
Update: all cards have been sorted for item count and 21 cards were entered into the drawing. I had hubby randomly choose 2 numbers, and two of you will be receiving something extra in your returns. I won’t post it here because I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but feel free to post once you’ve received them. :-)

Now to swap out!

Marie
12-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Update: Cards have been swapped and dropped at the post office this morning. Now the waiting can begin. ;)

Suzi
12-22-2019, 12:00 AM
My cards have arrived!! I am off to leave feedback now.

Marie
12-22-2019, 02:02 AM
That’s awesome! I was afraid the Christmas mail would slow them down, but I guess not! Yay!

JavaZarf
12-23-2019, 02:15 PM
My returns have arrived. Thanks to Redlionspride, Prex, Dithespy and Hem18.
Thank you all and thanks for hosting.

Marie
12-23-2019, 02:24 PM
I’m glad to see them arriving so quickly! Props to the postal workers!

CastleQueen5
12-23-2019, 07:18 PM
I got my returns today too. Cicicreates, apple harvest, Amy Si, a 10 item card, Dithespy, Halloween with snoopy, and Elle purple vintage men.

Thank you Marie for hosting.

AngelJoy
12-23-2019, 11:16 PM
Thank you, Marie, for hosting and for the great returns from CiCiCreates, JudyLee, dithespy, and catladybj!

Marie
12-23-2019, 11:50 PM
I’m so glad the returns are arriving so quickly! There were so many great cards too!

Haagmm
12-24-2019, 12:52 AM
I received my cards— that was fast!!

dnewton972
12-24-2019, 08:46 AM
Received my returns today! Thanks for hosting! Love there trades.

Marie
12-24-2019, 09:07 AM
Glad to hear it everyone! The Christmas mailing rush doesn’t seem to be effecting us at all. :)

Marie
12-24-2019, 03:24 PM
So I can announce the winner of the 10-item contest was AmySi! Second chance draw was Catladybj. Prizes have been mailed to both winners, and I want to thank the creators of the 21 cards that went into the drawing. Using 10 items and still creating a cohesive card is a challenge and you all managed it very well. :-)

AmySi
12-29-2019, 07:26 PM
Yay! I got my cards when I got home & the prize was such a fun bonus!!
Thanks for the inspiration to use more layers :)

JudyLee
12-31-2019, 06:37 PM
Hello! Received my cards awhile ago- sorry I didn't post sooner. Thanks for a fun swap and fun returns. I'll leave itraders and you rocks later.

Marie
12-31-2019, 10:54 PM
Glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know. :)

catladybj
01-05-2020, 12:58 AM
got my returns, FANTASTIC!!!
Thank you very much for the darling stenciis, Marie!!!
hate I missed Bob Ross - I 'saw'him this past month!!!
sorry this is late-been busy sorting thru my
dad's things, tons of pix,lots of stuff!

Marie
01-05-2020, 10:19 AM
So glad you liked it! No apologies necessary! I’m glad you came by today. :)

Marie
01-08-2020, 09:44 PM
I've heard back from several of you .... and a few left to go. Will probably archive this swap in a week. :0)