View Full Version : INCHIES: Words Due July 31

06-03-2008, 05:11 PM
Swap Due Date - July 31
Sign up by/withdraw by date - until full
Number of Items - 9 for 9
Number of participants - 20 max

Let's swap inchies with words on them! Hand-drawn or collaged images/designs with at least one word, handwritten or cut from text.

Inchies = 1" square pieces of art!
Please use sturdy cardstock or chipboard for your base.
Squeeze (at least) your username on the back of your inchies.
Bulky embellishments = extra postage

Fun Links: Art Junk Girl's inchies (http://artjunk.typepad.com/art_junk/square_love/index.html) (Scroll towards the middle for a fun tutorial)
Kelli Perkins' inchies (http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/search/label/1%22%20squares)

Include a self-addressed envelope for returns.
Protecting your inchies in plastic baggies or sleeves is a good idea! So is taping or stapling to keep them from bunching up.

US participants: Put .42 cents on your return envie.

International participants: Please provide US postage (if you have it!) or a well-concealed dollar.
I can cover postage for up to five internationals.

Blue = arrived

1. adifferentstory
2. Bright-Spark*
3. PaperScraps
4. Robin
5. Elena
6. katilady
7. Joni Owens
8. JoyFlower
9. jonquil*
10. JAD
11. lola123
12. avidstampcarver*
13. Mandy*
14. busymom
15. Tweety
16. smokeysmom
17. SEMOkraftee
18. DotMatrixHero*
19. Pixeldog
20. Donna

*= international player, postage on me

06-03-2008, 05:49 PM
I would love to play katie.

06-03-2008, 06:04 PM
I think I am going to have to get some kind of parental guidance control for my use of this site....

I keep spotting such great ideas like this one, that I just have to sign up!

06-03-2008, 07:11 PM
May I join? :)

06-03-2008, 07:44 PM
Can I play?

06-03-2008, 07:53 PM
Can I join?

06-03-2008, 08:55 PM
I have never made an inchie, but I love words so I will give this one a go!

Joni Owens
06-03-2008, 10:06 PM
May I Join You?

06-04-2008, 12:13 AM
Hi, Katie :) Please add me - I love WORDS.

06-04-2008, 05:41 AM
Ohhhh can I play please

06-04-2008, 06:09 AM
Please sign me up :)

06-04-2008, 08:34 AM
me please:)

06-04-2008, 10:57 AM

I like inchies very much! May I please play?


06-04-2008, 11:04 AM
could i join up please? im in the uk

06-04-2008, 01:13 PM
please add me, thank you!

06-04-2008, 07:37 PM
Looks like there are a lot of inchie addicts! I added a list of players to the first post.

There's a star next to international players' names, meaning I'm covering postage. If you're going to send a stamp or a dollar, just let me know and I'll take away the star.

06-04-2008, 07:39 PM
Can I join in on the fun too. I love inchies.

06-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Is there room in this swap for me? If so, I'd like to join in:)

06-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Got you both!

06-04-2008, 11:04 PM
this may be an odd thing to ask... but can the inchies be a decorative background with the word or do you want an image of sorts and a word?

06-05-2008, 12:27 AM
Added you, SEMOkraftee!

GarageBandFan, not an odd question at all! These inchies should have a word (or more than one word) and at least one other drawn or collaged element. Does that make sense?

06-05-2008, 04:06 AM
I just cant resist this one! Sign me up please :)

06-05-2008, 07:55 AM
Katie V - my inchies went in the mail to you today. I am so sorry but I forgot to scan them and post them to the thread. With everything going on this week with my husband I am suprised I remembered to breath and eat.

Thanks for letting me play along~

06-05-2008, 02:38 PM
That's okay, Robin - I can scan them when they arrive.

DotMatrixHero - I've got you added. That's all the international postage-paid spots, so anyone else wanting to join from abroad will need to send postage or $1.

06-05-2008, 04:37 PM
Can I try this with you and the gang Katie. That is if you don't mind hand painted. I'll kick in a dollar as another International participant.

06-05-2008, 05:13 PM
Hand painted is great, Pixeldog! Thanks for signing up.

06-05-2008, 09:34 PM
LOL...I would never complain about handpainted anything from you Pixeldog. :) Everything I've seen is fabulous.

06-05-2008, 11:12 PM
I've finished and these are my 1st inchies ever! They were a lot of fun to make! It was kinda hard to scan them, but you can get the idea of what they are like. I used leafing pens on watercolor paper, then did an acrylic wash and then collaged!

06-06-2008, 01:04 AM
Awesome inchies, Kati!! Can't wait to see them in person ;)

06-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Hi all, Just a reminder that I will be out of town from June 7th until June 21st. I will complete my inchies on my return and have them in the mail in good time :)
See you when I return :)

06-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Can I sneak in and take the last spot? Happy to hide a dollar away in the envelope for postage!
Donna xx

06-06-2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks, Jeannie!

Welcome, Donna! And we're full! :cute:

06-09-2008, 04:50 PM
Robin's inchies arrived today. Here they are:

06-09-2008, 05:26 PM
My inchies just set sail for Indiana! I hope they are there by the end of the week!

06-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Will keep an eye out for them, Kati!

BTW - if you've got rubber stamps of letters or words, that would work, too! Tweety asked and I thought someone else might be wondering, too. I hadn't thought of that before since I don't have any letter stamps that teeny, lol! :laugh:

06-10-2008, 06:22 PM
Smokeysmom's inchies came in today - I'll try to get them scanned later. Thanks for the extra stamps, Maggie!! :cute:

06-11-2008, 02:37 AM
Mine are done, will get them posted off to you at the end of the week. Put them in the gallery if you want to see them a bit bigger!

06-11-2008, 03:40 AM
No problem! I will hide a dollar in my envelope :)

That's okay, Robin - I can scan them when they arrive.

DotMatrixHero - I've got you added. That's all the international postage-paid spots, so anyone else wanting to join from abroad will need to send postage or $1.

06-11-2008, 10:17 AM
Mine are done, will get them posted off to you at the end of the week. Put them in the gallery if you want to see them a bit bigger!

Those are awesome, I hope I get one!

06-11-2008, 12:02 PM
Those are awesome, I hope I get one!

Thanks:) Hope I get one of yours as well bacause they are excellent!

06-11-2008, 12:05 PM
OOoh, great inchies, Donna - thanks for posting them.

06-12-2008, 12:15 PM
I scanned smokeysmom's inchies, here they are:

06-13-2008, 11:58 AM
BTW -- I'm scanning the inchies that didn't get posted to the thread just so that everyone gets the chance to see them. If you don't want me to do that, just let me know!

06-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I'll post mines tomorrow.

06-13-2008, 12:36 PM
Thanks for posting them! I'll keep an eye out for them.

06-13-2008, 04:25 PM
Katilady, your inchies arrived today!

06-13-2008, 09:57 PM
Katilady, your inchies arrived today!

Yay, they made it! Thanks Katie.

06-17-2008, 05:41 PM
My inchies will be in the post tomorrow. Sorry but I forgot to scan them before packing them.

06-17-2008, 05:46 PM
No problem! I'll keep an eye out for them.

Elena's inchies came in today. Thanks for the extra!

06-19-2008, 05:45 PM
Joni's inchies came in today! Thanks for all the fun papers, wow!

06-23-2008, 05:26 PM
Mandy's inchies arrived today! Lots of early birds this go round :D

06-27-2008, 04:04 PM
Adifferentstory's inchies are here! Thanks for the stamp and the extra inchies, Lynne.

06-27-2008, 05:08 PM
I am so excited about this swap! It's my 1st inchies swap and because of it I have made 2 1:1 inchie trades. Can I ask how everyone displays or stores their mini pieces of art?

06-29-2008, 07:57 AM
Hi Katie, My inchies are done. I pm's you for your address :)

06-29-2008, 10:05 AM
I'll be on the lookout, Jeannie!

Kati, I'm going to mount a lot of my inchies on a big canvas. I think I'll frame a couple smaller groups of them.

06-29-2008, 10:13 AM
Donna - your inchies are here!

06-29-2008, 10:40 AM
Here are my inchies

06-29-2008, 02:01 PM
I scanned adifferentstory's inchies. Here they are:

06-29-2008, 02:11 PM
Wow, some awesome inchies!

07-04-2008, 12:45 PM
I finished my inchies last night, I just have to post them. They should be in the mail some time this weekend. Hope these are what you had in mind. PM me if there any issues around them. These are my first inchies so I'm little unsure about them. I'll be sending in 3 extras to be used as a hostess gift or as you see fit Katie.


L-R, Top (Nature, Thankful, Lonely, Hidden)
Middle (Tender, Love Notes, Lost, Vintage)
Bottom (Friendly, Faith, Pressure, Grace)

Digital and found photo collage, layered under varnish and alcohol inks. Some photo touch up pens applied and some rubber stamping

07-04-2008, 12:59 PM
Those are some awesome inchies, Pixeldog!

07-04-2008, 04:16 PM
Gorgeous inchies Pixeldog, I want! LOL!

07-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Mine are ready too. :)


07-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Those are gorgeous PaperScraps!

07-04-2008, 11:20 PM
More great inchies! I'll be sooooo happy to see these all in person.

07-05-2008, 02:15 AM
Wow, there are some great inchies in this swap...:0

07-06-2008, 10:48 AM
JAD, your inchies are here. Thanks for the awesome extras - you're spoiling me!! :D

07-08-2008, 05:21 PM
Paperscraps - your inchies came today. Thanks for the extra!

07-08-2008, 08:27 PM
I am so excited for returns on this!

07-09-2008, 01:25 PM
I got mine in the mail today...they'll be on their way now.

07-09-2008, 04:51 PM
Great, Pixeldog! I'll keep an eye out for them.

Lola, your inchies arrived today. Thanks for the extras!

07-10-2008, 01:03 AM
May i please have your address i am ready to send.Thank you!!

07-11-2008, 10:18 PM
Here are my inchies - they will go off in the post on Monday

07-11-2008, 11:27 PM
So cute Jonquil!

07-12-2008, 12:12 AM
PMed you, busymom.

Jonquil, your winged ladies are fantastic!

07-13-2008, 12:22 PM
Here are my inchies -- I did some extras for a PIF trade.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2663784909_c4c51f44c4.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/mixing-katie/2663784909/)

07-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Those are great, Katie!

I was looking at them then found myself wanting to rearrange them to make sentences:
"Very good meat the pigs in France."
"Good supportive friends."
"Where are the nuts in France?"
"Fun friends party."

I could go on....but I better not! I must need more sleep...

07-13-2008, 02:16 PM
I love 'French may be beneficial'! But they are all awesome!

07-13-2008, 03:21 PM
My favorite of the bunch is 'gastric irritation.' I think I might keep that one - not sure if anyone else would think it's funny :)

07-13-2008, 03:25 PM
I think it's hilarious! But then, I am a big weirdo! Wait, you must be a weirdo too if you think it's funny. Good, I'm not alone!

07-13-2008, 03:25 PM
No worries there...it's funny! :)

07-13-2008, 08:39 PM
My inchies went out in the mail yesterday.

07-13-2008, 08:44 PM
Great - will be looking for them.

07-14-2008, 04:46 PM
DotMatrixHero, your inchies arrived today! Thanks for the extras :)

07-15-2008, 09:22 AM
Woop glad theyve arrived! I look forward to the returns on this one :wubclub:

07-16-2008, 05:16 PM
Inchies in today from PixelDog (thanks for the extras! and the $!) and from Tweety (thanks for the extras and the playing card!).

I'm getting excited about swapping these out! It's going to look awesome having all of these teensy guys out at one time! :wub:

07-17-2008, 05:41 PM
Busymom - your inchies arrived today! Thanks for the fun papers :)

07-19-2008, 07:40 PM
Mine will be heading your way on Monday!

07-19-2008, 08:33 PM
Great inchies Bright-Spark (and I LOVE your signature!).

07-19-2008, 08:58 PM
Super awesome, Bright Spark! And I just noticed how the attachments open now, how cool!! :wub:

07-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Jonquil, your inchies are here! Thanks for the extras :)

07-21-2008, 12:08 PM
Ten days left! Can't wait to swap these out!

07-22-2008, 04:27 PM
SEMOkraftee, got your inchies today. Thanks so much for the extras! :wub:

Gaye used a super cool method of mailing - she put photo corners on a piece of paper and slid the inchies in them. How smart! Just thought I'd share.

07-22-2008, 07:02 PM
They were still in place till I took that paper out upside down, lol! But it kept them in there good while they were mailed -- nice and flat so no extra charges. Awesome!

07-22-2008, 07:10 PM
That's a great idea!

It's getting closer....:)

07-22-2008, 07:39 PM
Oh, clever! I will have to give that a try!....I'm thinking if you put the corners on an index card, to send, then the inchies could be swapped and returns sent on the same card...this could be a new system....

07-22-2008, 07:52 PM
Yeah, that's a good idea, Cheryl! I don't have any photo corners, or I'd do that for the returns on this one.

07-23-2008, 07:48 PM
I am so late. I know. :cry:

My inchies are ready, you can look at them in the gallery.


07-28-2008, 07:03 PM
There are just three sets that haven't arrived yet. I know two of them in the mail. JoyFlower, did you mail also?

07-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Didn't make it out to the PO today, but am going in the morning!! Promise!

07-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Great! Then it looks like all the inchies will be here on time. Excellent!!

07-29-2008, 12:34 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2714340914_e488df347b_m.jpgThey are on the way!

I am such a mailing procrastinator. :err:I swear I shouldn't sign up for swaps until I have already made and mailed my projects!

07-29-2008, 12:36 PM
You sound like me!

07-29-2008, 12:38 PM
LOl...the post office should love you too then, Kati! I am forever sending things priority or express!

I tell myself that I seldom splurge on anything else so art supplies and excessive postage are okay. ;)

07-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Yea, I have 'my lady' at the post office. her name is Helen. She gets upset if she sees me go to another postal clerk, lol! She'll make them take another customer so she can work with me!

07-29-2008, 03:01 PM
I've had my share of last-minute mailings, too. Lately I've been TRYING to only sign up for something when I've already started the cards. It's hard!! There are like five swaps that I really WANT to sign up for, but I'm waiting to see if I can get something done first.

07-29-2008, 07:03 PM
I wish I could do that Katie! Instead I sign up for everything that catches my eye and then freak out at the last minute! On occasion I get swaps done early, such as this one, but man it's hard!

07-30-2008, 12:37 AM
So, am I going to own up to everyone (Katie already knows) that I sent my inchies to the wrong person? :goofy: Idiot or what........
Luckily Vicki Z let me know at the weekend and is posting on for me! She deserves big hugs.
So sorry KatieV, and I hope I don't hold up the swap.

07-30-2008, 07:02 AM
I think they'll get here on time - no worries!! :)

07-30-2008, 05:17 PM
Wiebke's inchies are here! Just two more sets to come, then I can swap!

07-31-2008, 10:35 PM
No inchies today, but I bet they'll come tomorrow!

08-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Wooooot! Inchies came in today from Bright-Spark and JoyFlower! I'll swap them out over the weekend and post the returns as soon as possible. Will let you know when these babies are going in the mail :)

08-01-2008, 04:28 PM

08-01-2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks, Katie!!

08-02-2008, 10:49 AM
My inchies are arranged on a coffee table, with a piece of glass covering them. :)

08-02-2008, 12:27 PM
I have my inchies in a binder. You can buy plastic pages meant for slides that go into binders and inchies fit nicely.

08-02-2008, 02:21 PM
I just got back from the post office - the inchies are in the mail!

What great luck we've had with this swap -- all the inchies here in time, and today I had a fantastic trip to the post office. First off, there was NO line! Two counters were open! Second, the very nice man who helped me was super patient. He checked all 20 envies to make sure they had the right postage on. Plus, (not really related to the swap, but also nice) he didn't mind at all that I wanted to buy stamps, but only 'cute' ones :D I'm crossing my fingers that our luck holds, and that these inchies will make their ways to you quickly!

08-02-2008, 02:51 PM
Right on Katie! I love it when the posties behave!

08-02-2008, 09:13 PM
hmmm...does "Wally-World" sell these sleeves?

I dunno. No Walmart here. BUT Staples sells them!

08-04-2008, 11:39 AM
I think I forgot to say that there is a swap gallery up for us!

08-04-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks Katie V for a wonderfull swap! You are a great hostess.

I received beautifull Word Inchies from:
DotMatrixHero, Busymom, Tweety, Semokrafter, Elena, Smokeysmom, Jad, Joyflower
and 1 without a name on the back.

Thanks for letting me play along~

08-04-2008, 08:55 PM
So looking forward to mine!

Joni Owens
08-05-2008, 02:27 PM
My inchies are here! Love them all! Lots of talent, thanks Katie for hosting and thanks to Bright Spark, Lola123, Jonquil, Avidstamper, Dotmatrixhero, Katilady, Joyflower, JAD, and Smokeysmom for beautiful inchies.

08-05-2008, 08:24 PM
No inchies for me today! :sad:

08-05-2008, 11:22 PM
:sad: maybe tomorrow!

08-05-2008, 11:39 PM
Here's to hoping!

08-06-2008, 07:14 AM
Thank you katie for hosting such a wonderful swap. I loved my returns and would like to thank the following artists for sharing their art with me:

PaperScraps, Elena, DotMatrixHeron, Donna, Busymom, Jonquil, JoyFlower
Bright-Spark and last but not least JAD

08-06-2008, 07:28 AM
Wow, that was fast to the UK! Glad you like your returns :)

08-06-2008, 08:23 AM
I received my wonderful word inchies and I love them.
Thanks to: Busymom, Joni, Robin, Tweety, Lola, DotMatrixHero, smokeysmom, adifferentstory, and one without a name called "Goodtimes" (if this is your card, let me know for rep point)

A special thank you to our wonderful hostess who did an awesome job!!!!
Off to leave I-trader and rep points.

08-06-2008, 01:40 PM
I love my inchie returns!!

Thanks to KatieV, Joni Owens, pixeldog (I think we should crown him Inchie King), smokeysmom, adifferentstory, lola123, busymom, Robin, SEMOcraftee.

Off to finish reps. :)

08-06-2008, 03:19 PM
Nice to see that these are arriving!

08-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I received my great returns from: Robin, JAD, JoyFlower, Lola123, Jonquil, smokeysmom, Elena, SEMOKraftee and DotMatrixHero. A special thank you to Katie V for hosting this fun swap.

08-06-2008, 07:50 PM
I received mine too from Elena, Mandy, Donna, avidstampcarver, pixeldog, jonquil, adifferentstory, katiev and bright spark. Thanks for a fun swap!

08-06-2008, 08:11 PM
Yay! They are here! Thanks Katie for hosting and thank you to following fab artists: Mandy, PaperScraps, Pixeldog, KatieV, Bright-Spark, Donna, avidstampcarver, JoniOwens, and Elena!

They are all wonderful!

08-06-2008, 08:59 PM
I haven't made any inches (...yet), and it's been fun looking through this swap and seeing what people come up with!

**going back to lurking**

08-06-2008, 11:05 PM
Hooray for inchies making their way to you all!!

Ooh, looks like we've got a potential convert on our hands ;)

08-07-2008, 05:27 AM
I receievd my fab inchies today! Thanks to: adifferent story, semokraftee, JAD, Joni Owens, Lola 123, tweety, robin, smokeysmom and busymom!
And of course KatieV for hosting!!!
Off to leave rep points :)

08-07-2008, 09:00 AM
You're right! :)

Ooh, looks like we've got a potential convert on our hands ;)

08-07-2008, 12:07 PM
Katie when will you be hosting another inchie swap????? :D

08-07-2008, 12:43 PM
Heheheee -- I gotta wait till my current swap closes and I get full hosting 'power' :D So sometime in September I guess.

08-07-2008, 01:22 PM
I'll be looking for it!

08-08-2008, 02:21 PM
I received my swapped word inchies today. Many thanks KatieV:)

08-08-2008, 03:23 PM
and another cat hits the thread!

my inchies arrived yesterday, but I only sloped home in the early hours of this morning........So, only now posting, and fully appreciating my inchies.

Lovely, lovely inchies received from Paperscraps, Mandy, Donna, avidstampcarver, pixeldog, katilady, Elena, adifferentstory, Joni Owens, phew....

And of course big, big thanks to katieV for hosting such a great swap!

08-08-2008, 08:52 PM
Woot....I got my inchies today....thanks everyone...

I got incies from KatieV, Bright-Spark, Mandy, PaperScraps, Donna, Jonquil, Tweety, Kalilady and avidstampcarver

08-13-2008, 02:57 AM
Received my lovely inchies a couple of days ago from Katilady, Paperscraps, BrightSpark, KatieV, Pixeldog, Avidstampcarver, Mandy, Tweety and Jonquil.

08-13-2008, 03:24 PM
Well, they've made it across the ocean and all the way to Canada (which usually takes longer, lol!) Have all of them arrived?

08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Hi everyone! The inchies finally made it here!

I adore all the art I received from the following participants:

Elena, Bright-Spark; KatieV; Donna; pixeldog; Jonquil; katilady; Mandy and last but NOT least JoniOwens!!!

Superb miniatures, every single one of them will go straight in my inchie album--after I've made one, LOL! :P So far, I've been storing them in ATC protectors... but no more, thanks to that great tutorial I found here on AFA!

Off to leave you guys reps now. I enjoyed it immensely being a part of this swap, and hope we meet again in other swaps.

Katie: thank you so much for hosting! I've had so much fun!

08-15-2008, 08:57 PM
my inchies have landed - thank you to Donna, katilady, avidstampcarver, Mandy, Joni Owens, pixeldog, adifferentstory, PaperScraps & Elena for their lovely works of art and thanks also to KatieV for hosting a great swap

08-15-2008, 09:27 PM
Hooray! I think that's all of them!

08-15-2008, 10:18 PM
Swap moved to archive per host's request. :)