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Vicki Z
11-17-2019, 06:42 PM
Swap Due Date: February 1, 2020
Signup/Withdraw Date: February 1, 2020
Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
Snarky Valentines, Snarky Sayings or Comments: Due February 1, 2020



Did your birthday get over-looked? Was your anniversary AWESOMELY AWFUL? Did Santa NOT bring you what you desired?
Last year, did your Special Someone NOT get your message? Was Valentine Day a Disaster?

Now-a-Days termed "Vinegar Valentines", or "Snarky Valentines", or "Unhappy Valentine Gift Payback",
you can make ATCs to get your bloody heart pumping with this whimsical take on the lovelorn or the love-torn or the thoroughly disappointed.

I love Valentine’s Day and all that sentimental mush, but, sometimes, I'm just not in the mood.
Often the broken hearts, dark art, found poetry, cranky comments, and general jabs, can be much more interesting. Particularly if my own Valentine Day was problematic!

Not to mention that I was hoping for some SNARK in our recent Valentine Day ATART ATHON, and there was nothing, zero, zip, nada, so I am having a major withdrawal crisis.

This is a Snarky Valentine Swap!

Make your Snarky Valentines with a twist on happy, cheery, and bright. Make fun of your one time boyfriend/girlfriend.
Get back at the jerk who forgot about you, and bought himself a new, custom made, rifle; with a super, duper, pricey, long range, scope; and a raw wool, lanolin drenched, self lubricating rifle sleeve;, but didn’t have enough funds remaining to buy you a valentine card. Tell your ex how much you “miss” him/her.
Your ATCs don’t have to be morbid or bitter...but they certainly can be. If in doubt, you can use your "Bah Humbug" moments left over from Christmas.....

You can stay with the Valentine colors and use red or pink cardstock, and add a heart, or you can use any colors BUT red, pink, white. You can give your cards a VALENTINE spin, but this is not mandatory.

This is an open style swap. Do mixed media, hand drawn, hand painted or some combination. Go wild. Have fun. Be creative. Use your sass!



* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

* ALL mediums and techniques are welcome.
Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take a magazine image, cut it into a square, glue it onto some colored paper, and call it done. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask that you send in your best work --- something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

*Please sign up by posting to this thread.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve. This is for their protection!
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If your ATC is drawn or otherwise created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, such as a cereal box. Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
* Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
.....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
* Please confirm there is enough postage on the envelope.
.....Please check both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
* If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 15 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

* Canadian and other International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. Please send $1.00 or 2 "Forever" stamps. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.
* I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

* Cards are due to me by February 1, 2020. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Late cards will be returned, as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

* Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed. If you are new, or have misplaced my address, please send me a PM.

* Above all ~Have fun!!!


Current Participants
Snarky Valentines, Due February 1, 2020

1. AngelJoy -- Cards Received 12/20
2. StitchinWitch -- Cards Received 1/21
3. Fandanie -- Cards Received 1/16
4. Carriesmith84 -- Cards Received 1/13
5. Rachel -- Cards Received 1/21
6. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 1/13
7. An. M. Sudyka -- Cards Received 12/20
8. mcgillisj -- Cards Received 1/01 * CANADA
9. Boots -- Cards Received 12/13
10. Joamosatcharterdotnet -- Cards Received 1/21
11. Imbrium -- Cards Received 12/13
12. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 1/21
13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 12/13
14. HatchetPie
15. pattisscrappin
16. locatray -- Cards Received 1/07
17. grrrdjules * CANADA
18. jjhere -- Cards Received 1/13
19. Analise-lafrinier
20. Laffqueen -- Cards Received 1/13
21. Bluevioletz -- Cards Received 1/21
22. Deb2015 -- Cards Received 1/21
23. miss


* INTERNATIONAL

Vicki Z
11-18-2019, 07:56 AM
Where are all you snarky, sassy, people who have been asking about this swap?

AngelJoy
11-18-2019, 01:05 PM
I enjoyed the last one, I'll play again this time!

StitchinWitch
11-19-2019, 01:18 AM
I can be snarky, just ask my DH. Sign me up!

Vicki Z
11-19-2019, 02:01 AM
Welcome AngelJoy and StitchinWitch.
I signed you up.

Fandanie
11-20-2019, 06:49 PM
I'm in. Can't wait. Love this swap!

Vicki Z
11-20-2019, 10:14 PM
Welcome Fandanie.
I signed you up.

catladybj
11-21-2019, 06:18 AM
Lurking

Vicki Z
11-21-2019, 02:35 PM
Lurkers welcome.

Marie
11-21-2019, 03:02 PM
I'm lurking too!

Carriesmith84
11-21-2019, 03:40 PM
I'm interested, please sign me up!

Vicki Z
11-21-2019, 08:35 PM
Welcome to the lurker's couch, Marie.
Hope you decide to join.

Vicki Z
11-21-2019, 08:35 PM
Welcome to the Party, Carriesmith84.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
11-23-2019, 06:34 AM
Snarky people have more FUN.

Boots
11-23-2019, 06:37 AM
I LOVE Snarky.
Please sign me up.

Vicki Z
11-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Welcome Boots.
I signed you up.

Rachel
11-23-2019, 08:55 PM
OMG! I love snark!!! I"ll pm you for your addy when I'm done!!! This is great!

Vicki Z
11-24-2019, 01:06 PM
OMG! I love snark!!! I"ll pm you for your addy when I'm done!!! This is great!


I assume this means I should sign you up.
Welcome.

dithespy
11-24-2019, 01:29 PM
Lurking for now. I love this theme!

Ancient Planter
11-24-2019, 02:25 PM
Who doesn't love some good ol' snarkasm! Count me in, please!!

Joamosatcharterdotnet
11-24-2019, 07:51 PM
lurking

An. M. Sudyka
11-24-2019, 10:51 PM
Feeling snarky, sign me up.

Vicki Z
11-25-2019, 12:19 AM
Lurkers welcome, dithespy.
Hope you can join us.

Vicki Z
11-25-2019, 12:19 AM
Welcome Ancient Planter.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
11-25-2019, 12:20 AM
Lurkers welcome Joamosatcharterdotnet.

Vicki Z
11-25-2019, 12:22 AM
Welcome An. M. Sudyka.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
11-29-2019, 09:42 AM
NINE inches of snow received yesterday.
Just got plowed out, and did some Black Friday shopping.
Got back just as the roads are getting icy, and we have another 6-10 inches of snow predicted for today, along with rain, sleet, freezing drizzle, and "Thunder Snow", which translates to rain, and thunderstorms, as the temperature drops and the rain turns to snow.
I think I will stay inside, and cook, and create.

Happy Black Friday
Happy Shopping

mcgillisj
11-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Please sign me up :)

Vicki Z
11-30-2019, 01:18 PM
Welcome mcgillisj.

I just noticed your AWESOME (snarky) ATCs in your gallery.:jiggy:
They are PERFECT for this swap. hint, hint

I signed you up

TrinaLD
11-30-2019, 05:04 PM
I'm going to lurk here a bit and see if I can get in touch with my snark.

Vicki Z
11-30-2019, 10:58 PM
I'm going to lurk here a bit and see if I can get in touch with my snark.

Lurkers always welcome.
Hope you can come back.

Vicki Z
12-02-2019, 11:27 AM
We've already had cold temperatures in October and November, and our "first" snowfall arrived before Thanksgiving, but it was only a quarter inch, and it all melted.

Then the "other shoe dropped"
Saturday we got 9 inches of new snow, followed by 5 inches on Sunday, followed by 3 inches additional snow overnight last night.
And we are "lucky".
North of us they got 21.7 inches.

Looking out the window is like looking at a picture postcard, with snow on the ground and setting majestically on the top side of every horizontal tree branch.
The cardinals lend a spot of red here and there.
The chickadees, being white with black markings, are difficult to find until they fly, and one realizes they are not a blob of snow.

Happy December!
Christmas is almost here, and February is just around the corner.

Joamosatcharterdotnet
12-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Please place me on the list. I would like to participate in the fun swap.

Vicki Z
12-02-2019, 05:51 PM
Please place me on the list. I would like to participate in the fun swap.


Welcome Joamosatcharterdotnet.
I signed you up.

Imbrium
12-05-2019, 12:27 AM
I did one of these a few years back and it was so much fun! Please sign me up!

Imbrium
12-05-2019, 02:50 AM
211463211464211465

Here's mine :D

Vicki Z
12-05-2019, 03:14 PM
211463211464211465

Here's mine :D


Great cards, Imbrium.
Thanks for posting.

I like your snarkiness. In particular, I LOVE your first card.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so this card really speaks to me.

I sent you my address so you can mail in your creations.

Trtlman
12-05-2019, 04:49 PM
Are there any censorship rules to this one?

Vicki Z
12-05-2019, 06:48 PM
Are there any censorship rules to this one?



The short answer is, the site has censorship rules that apply to ALL swaps.
That includes swear words, nudity, child nudity, eroticism.
Complete details on censorship can be found in the FAQ's associated with this site.
Check out the top toolbar, and click on "FAQ".

A more complete answer is that, if you choose to create cards including swearing and/or nudity, you would have to post them in the "adult section" of the gallery. You cannot post them in the regular site gallery, or in your regular personal gallery. And if you create these types of cards, and submit them for the swap, and if I have difficulty trading them out, I will have to return them to you.

This is a fun swap.
Just be sure to read the rules under the "FAQ" heading.
If you have questions, after reading the FAQ", the moderators would have the best and most complete answers for you,
plus I will also try to help.

Trtlman
12-05-2019, 07:09 PM
I’ll think about it. As an anti-Valentine person this looks like it could be a fun one.

mcgillisj
12-07-2019, 12:29 AM
Just finished some more cards:

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Vicki Z
12-07-2019, 04:25 AM
More FAB cards!
LOVE them!

SpottedCrow
12-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Any day is a good day for snark ! Please sign me up !

Vicki Z
12-12-2019, 04:20 AM
Welcome SpottedCrow.
I signed you up.

AngelJoy
12-12-2019, 02:08 PM
Mine are done and will go out in tomorrow's mail:

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I have to laugh about these... my hubby came into my craft room and said "whatcha workin' on?" and I said "Snarky Valentines" and proceeded to read them to him... he said "Wow, those are mean!" and I just laughed and said "They are supposed to be. Just be glad I'm not sending one to you!" (yet) hahaha. :jiggy:

I also thought it would be funny to use Disney characters for Snarky Valentines for some reason... hmmm, maybe my hubby SHOULD be worried. :laugh:

Vicki Z
12-12-2019, 03:04 PM
These are all AWESOME cards.
Thanks for posting such spectacular inspiration.
LOVE the Disney characters!

Vicki Z
12-13-2019, 01:07 PM
First cards have been received.
Thanks so much, Imbrium, for being so FAST.
Thanks also for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
12-17-2019, 11:56 AM
Great cards being posted.
I need to get some of my snarky cards on here.

Vicki Z
12-18-2019, 02:16 PM
211730
I still Miss my girlfriend


211731
Sorry if I look interested......

SpottedCrow
12-18-2019, 02:49 PM
LOL ! great cards Vicki ! I Like "Sorry if I looked Interested"

Vicki Z
12-19-2019, 04:39 PM
LOL ! great cards Vicki ! I Like "Sorry if I looked Interested"


Glad you like the cards.
That one (Sorry if I looked Interested) was really fun to make
I used left over lace, and left over fabric, and a bent (left-over) safety pin.
I thought it was appropriate for "snarky"

Vicki Z
12-20-2019, 05:41 PM
FAB cards received from AngelJoy.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
12-20-2019, 05:42 PM
FAB cards received from An. M. Sudyka.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
12-23-2019, 12:22 PM
Snarky Valentines arrived in today's mail.
itrades coming shortly.

Vicki Z
12-25-2019, 12:18 PM
Merry Christmas everyone, or Happy Holidays if you prefer.
If you are shopping, or entertaining, or getting together with relatives, you may find some GREAT CHRISTMAS SNARK that would translate into Snarky Valentines.
TAKE NOTES!!!!!

HatchetPie
12-25-2019, 12:21 PM
I'll play!

Vicki Z
12-25-2019, 01:12 PM
Welcome HatchetPie.
I signed you up.

pattisscrappin
12-27-2019, 06:14 PM
sign me up please!

Vicki Z
12-28-2019, 09:51 PM
Welcome pattisscrappin.
I signed you up.

SpottedCrow
12-29-2019, 02:24 PM
Should Be- magazine image, book roses, magazine text, glitter pen, nail charm

OCD- decorative paper, washi tape, book image, nail charms, printed text

Never- napkin background, washi tape, book image, glitter pen, nail charms, magazine text

Bad Idea- book image, gelato, glitter pen, magazine knife, magazine text

Vicki Z
12-29-2019, 02:35 PM
Should Be- magazine image, book roses, magazine text, glitter pen, nail charm

OCD- decorative paper, washi tape, book image, nail charms, printed text

Never- napkin background, washi tape, book image, glitter pen, nail charms, magazine text

Bad Idea- book image, gelato, glitter pen, magazine knife, magazine text


AWESOME cards, SpottedCrow.
LOVE the napkin background.
Cool nail charms!!!! They are really nice.

I think I like the first one -- Bad Idea -- best.
Very "MacBeth-ian"

locatray
12-29-2019, 08:04 PM
I have played in this swap in the past. I'm happy to see it again, Vicki Z. May I please join?

SpottedCrow
12-29-2019, 08:15 PM
Thanks Vicki!.
You know I love creating some snark! 😎

Vicki Z
12-29-2019, 10:26 PM
Welcome locatray.
I signed you up.

grrrdjules
12-31-2019, 07:50 AM
Oh oh oh!!!!! Please sign me up - first swap in ages and one of my all time faves!

Vicki Z
12-31-2019, 11:54 AM
Welcome grrrdjules.
Long time no see.
Good to have you back creating.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
01-01-2020, 03:21 PM
FAB cards received from mcgillisj.
Thanks for including a hostie card.

locatray
01-02-2020, 04:51 PM
Here are my cards, flying your way today, Vicky Z!

jjhere
01-03-2020, 08:55 AM
Is there room for another trader? I love me some snark! ;)

Vicki Z
01-03-2020, 04:15 PM
There is ALWAYS room for more snark.
Welcome jjhere.
I signed you up.

Analise-lafrinier
01-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Hello! I would like to join this trade please! This is my first time doing a swap so let me know if there's anything else I need to do! Thanks!

Vicki Z
01-03-2020, 10:34 PM
Hello! I would like to join this trade please! This is my first time doing a swap so let me know if there's anything else I need to do! Thanks!

I have signed you up for this swap.
Please read the first post on the first page for everything you need to know and need to do.
If you have further questions after reading the rules, please let me know.

Then, create your ATCs and mail them to me. Your ATCs must be IN MY HANDS by swap deadline, which is February 1. Mail usually takes 4-5 business days to reach me, so create and mail your trade cards accordingly.

Ancient Planter
01-05-2020, 12:39 AM
Mine are done and will go out on Monday or Tuesday.

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Vicki Z
01-05-2020, 01:43 AM
LOVE your cards, Ancient Planter
Thanks for including a hostie card.
I will let you know when they arrive.

jjhere
01-05-2020, 12:59 PM
This is such a fun swap! Mine are all done and will be postal tomorrow.
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Vicki Z
01-05-2020, 01:09 PM
FANTASTIC cards.
I cannot wait to see them in person.
I will let you know as soon as they arrive.

Laffqueen
01-05-2020, 04:49 PM
My SNARK is on. Please sign me up and Ancient Planter, those are fab

Wolf_Moon
01-05-2020, 05:36 PM
One question could you use swear words?

Laffqueen
01-05-2020, 06:04 PM
First 2 done

Vicki Z
01-05-2020, 06:36 PM
One question could you use swear words?


As you are aware, the site has rules concerning swear words.
Please review the rules in the FAQ area.
You may also need to post your cards in the adult section of the gallery.

Vicki Z
01-05-2020, 06:38 PM
My SNARK is on. Please sign me up and Ancient Planter, those are fab

Welcome Laffqueen.
I signed you up.
LOVE your first two cards.

Laffqueen
01-05-2020, 07:27 PM
Last 2
Will mail tomorrow

Vicki Z
01-05-2020, 08:54 PM
WOW
Two more fab cards.
Thanks for posting such GREAT inspiration.

grrrdjules
01-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Canít remember how to upload lol!

Vicki Z
01-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Can’t remember how to upload lol!

So the cards are sideways.
I can tip my head and read them just fine.
I sent you my addy so you can send them in.
I will watch for their arrival.

TrinaLD
01-06-2020, 10:31 PM
Hmmm, I'd better try to find my inner snark. I think I have a snark living there somewhere. These cards are all fabulous!

Vicki Z
01-08-2020, 12:25 AM
Hope you can find your inner snark and join us.

Vicki Z
01-09-2020, 12:10 PM
FAB cards received from locatray.

Rachel
01-10-2020, 05:10 PM
My 6 snarky cards will go through USPS on Monday : ) I also put a little something special for you in my return envie : )

Vicki Z
01-10-2020, 06:16 PM
My 6 snarky cards will go through USPS on Monday : ) I also put a little something special for you in my return envie : )

I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.
Thanks for the extra something.
Can't wait to be surprised.

Bluevioletz
01-10-2020, 09:07 PM
There are so many great cards in this thread, I can't resist!!! Sign me up please.

Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Welcome Bluevioletz.
I signed you up.
I also just sent you my addy via PM so you can mail in your creations as soon as they are completed.

Bluevioletz
01-11-2020, 10:40 AM
the three that I have made so far, one more to go:

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Vicki Z
01-11-2020, 10:53 AM
the three that I have made so far, one more to go:

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LOVE them all.
I'm not sure I can choose a favorite........

Bluevioletz
01-11-2020, 12:53 PM
last one in the set!

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TrinaLD
01-11-2020, 11:05 PM
Great cards, Bluevioletz!

Vicki Z, I just do not have any snark in me. I'm going to hang out here, though, because these cards are absolutely fabulous!

Vicki Z
01-12-2020, 01:40 AM
Great cards, Bluevioletz!

Vicki Z, I just do not have any snark in me. I'm going to hang out here, though, because these cards are absolutely fabulous!


That is all right.
And feel free to hang out and enjoy the eye candy.

Fandanie
01-12-2020, 12:45 PM
The cards are really clever. Great job everyone. Mine are in the mail.

Vicki Z
01-12-2020, 03:01 PM
The cards are really clever. Great job everyone. Mine are in the mail.

I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

Vicki Z
01-13-2020, 02:46 PM
FAB cards received from Laffqueen, CarrieSmith84, jjhere, and Ancient Planter

Laffqueen
01-13-2020, 06:34 PM
Bluevioletz..you speak excellent snark. Love 'em

Vicki Z
01-13-2020, 09:59 PM
Everyone is in such a SPECTACULAR SNARK!

Joamosatcharterdotnet
01-14-2020, 07:49 PM
Zombie Unloved
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We Love Cows
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Upgrade
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Looking For Love
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Sorry for the bad pics but the cards look a lot better in person. haha
Mailed in my cards today Thanks Everyone for a fun swap.

StitchinWitch
01-14-2020, 07:56 PM
My cards go out in tomorrow morning's mail

Deb2015
01-15-2020, 05:50 PM
I would love to join now ,since mine are finished and in mail.

Vicki Z
01-15-2020, 07:38 PM
FAB cards joamosatcharter.net.

Thanks for letting me know your cards are going out, StitchinWitch.
I will watch for them and let you know when they arrive.

Welcome Deb2015.
I signed you up.

SpottedCrow
01-16-2020, 04:23 PM
Snark is mailing tomorrow ! :)

Vicki Z
01-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up, SpottedCrow.
I will watch for your cards and let you know when they arrive.

Vicki Z
01-16-2020, 05:39 PM
Cards received from Fandanie.
Thanks for including a hostie.

miss
01-19-2020, 05:04 PM
Can I play? My cards are nearly done, and I can get them in the mail by Wednesday.

Vicki Z
01-19-2020, 05:30 PM
Of course you can play.
Due date is February 1, that is almost two weeks out, so your cards should arrive in plenty of time.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
01-21-2020, 02:25 PM
It appears that Sunday (no mail delivery) and the Monday Martin Luther King National Holiday (No Mail Delivery) slowed down mail delivery a bit, because there was a lot of catch-up mail today. YIPPEEEEEE

Cards received from bluevioletz, stitchinwitch, spottedcrow, Rachael, joamosatcharterdotnet, and Deb2015

miss
01-21-2020, 07:34 PM
Mailed mine today :)

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SpottedCrow
01-21-2020, 09:31 PM
Sounds like the best mail day ever!
Thanks for letting me know that cards arrived.