View Full Version : Goodies From My Stash II ~ Open Media ~ Due July 25

Collagaint Ashley
05-29-2020, 08:14 PM
Swap Due Date: July 25
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 20
Open media

The cream of my infinite stash is just waiting for YOU!

This will be played a bit like “Finish It Up.” I will send out 3 items to each player: 1) an image to be used as part of your background, 2) a fragment from one of my paintings, and 3) a letter, word or words. ***NO initial SASE is required of you.***

The items will be complementary, so you can use them all on card or one on each, as you choose. Just for fun, you might want to tie the 3 cards together in some way: by color, theme, etc. But all that is required is to use the 3 items and your own imagination. Alteration of the items is fine.

With your returns, you will use the usual SASE with a forever stamp + a 21 cent stamp, as ATC’s are always “non-machinable.” You will also send me an additional forever stamp to cover the initial mailing of the items to you. International participants, please do the same with global forever stamps.

Your ATCs: - should be 3.5 by 2.5 - should have your 'real' world name, user name, swap name and location on the back. - should arrive by the due date. If they are not received by then, and you don't withdraw via the forum, alas, I must return them and leave neutral ITrader.

Host cards, as always, are optional, but I LUVVVVV getting them!

International players, please note: it costs me **$1.36** to return your cards. Please send me that amount in cash, U.S. stamps or Paypal it to me. Include a large self-addressed label or envelope with your name and address on it. If you'd rather use PayPal, just ask for my email. Once you receive your returns, please leave me an ITrader and 'you rocks' for your fellow players.

Let the fun begin!!!

1. Carol received
2. dnewton972 received
3. Elliejaybird; received
4. DisneyMom received
5.Joamosatcharterdotnet, received
6. TurquoisePineapple received
7. chimerix received
8. Cleopatra received
9. Katiea707 received
10. nanvan received
11. artbymee received
12. monroy28 received

05-30-2020, 11:33 AM
I am in, hopefully you will get my cards. Having problems as 2 swaps are outstanding.

Collagaint Ashley
05-30-2020, 04:07 PM
Hi Carol, welcome! You might consider lurking until you're sure you can do the swap. If you're sure, please private message me your physical address so I can send you the goodies. Thanks.

05-31-2020, 04:42 AM
.i am in!

05-31-2020, 09:48 AM

05-31-2020, 03:47 PM
We want to join up!

Some of our favorite swaps have been these collage type efforts

05-31-2020, 05:15 PM

05-31-2020, 06:05 PM
I’m interested in this.

Collagaint Ashley
05-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Welcome Carol and dnewton972! Glad you decided to join us.

Collagaint Ashley
05-31-2020, 08:18 PM
And welcome to the Lurkers' Couch, ferretgirl and NancyL. I hope you'll join us.

Collagaint Ashley
05-31-2020, 08:20 PM
And last but not least, a big welcome to Elliejaybird and DisneyMom!

Goodies are going out tomorrow.

06-01-2020, 02:55 PM
I will play.

Collagaint Ashley
06-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Welcome joamos! First batch of goodies mailed.

06-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Please add me to this swap, I love the concept!

Collagaint Ashley
06-02-2020, 10:59 AM
Welcome TurquoisePineapple! A batch of goodies is coming to you this week.

06-02-2020, 01:00 PM
I'd love to join in this swap. Aloha

06-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Please sign me up! Thanks!

Collagaint Ashley
06-03-2020, 03:18 PM
Welcome Chimerix and Cleopatra!

Three batches of goodies sent yesterday.

06-04-2020, 01:07 AM
Sounds like fun! Count me in!

Collagaint Ashley
06-04-2020, 03:50 PM
You got it! Welcome Katie!

Has anyone gotten their goodies yet?

06-05-2020, 06:11 PM
Collagaint~ I received my goodies today...

Collagaint Ashley
06-05-2020, 07:21 PM

06-05-2020, 11:23 PM
Collagiant - I received my envelope. Can't wait to work over the weekend.


Collagaint Ashley
06-06-2020, 12:14 PM
Yay! Love this swap.

06-06-2020, 07:42 PM
I'd like to sign up, please. I'll PM you my mailing address. Thanks!

Collagaint Ashley
06-07-2020, 08:41 PM
Welcome nanvan!

06-08-2020, 08:40 AM
Cards are complete and in the mail!

Material received was background print paper, background gold paper and a small piece behind the words.

Collagaint Ashley
06-08-2020, 01:46 PM
Lovely, dnewton!

06-08-2020, 02:35 PM
I love trash to treasure, may I join please?

06-08-2020, 04:52 PM
Beautiful cards, dnewton - I love vintage and love these!

06-09-2020, 12:12 AM
Beautiful cards dnewton!

I got my goodies in the mail today.

Collagaint Ashley
06-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Welcome Loladog! Please PM me your addy!

06-13-2020, 04:11 PM
Here are my cards. They should go out next week. I enjoyed the challenge of this swap!

06-13-2020, 04:26 PM
Very cool cards, Cleopatra! I'm wondering what 3 items everyone is using in their cards ... ?

Collagaint Ashley
06-13-2020, 10:21 PM
Fun cards Cleopatra!

dnewton, yours arrived today.

06-14-2020, 04:36 AM
Edited my post- background materials plus what is under words.

06-14-2020, 01:53 PM
Re: items used on cards: 1st card -- water colored paper and printed rainbow paper; 2nd card -- water colored paper for "buttons"; 3rd card -- cut outs from magazine page; "Hem" word, and last card -- pieces of magazine paper. I used bits and pieces from everything that was sent to me. Again, a challenging swap as well as fun!

06-14-2020, 03:00 PM
Re: items used on cards: 1st card -- water colored paper and printed rainbow paper; 2nd card -- water colored paper for "buttons"; 3rd card -- cut outs from magazine page; "Hem" word, and last card -- pieces of magazine paper. I used bits and pieces from everything that was sent to me. Again, a challenging swap as well as fun!

I definitely dig the route you took with your challenge. All of your cards are fun and I love the vibe of addons in your cards since this is a bits and pieces challenge.

Collagaint Ashley
06-16-2020, 02:41 PM
Glad y'all are enjoying this challenge. It's super fun for me too.

06-17-2020, 03:36 PM
Mine are done and in the mail.



06-17-2020, 04:09 PM
Mine are in the mail!

06-17-2020, 06:12 PM
Great cards, Chimerix - love how you went with an animal theme throughout!

06-18-2020, 06:35 AM
I've never done one of these before, but I'm going to jump in. Sign me up please.

Collagaint Ashley
06-19-2020, 02:32 AM
Welcome artbymee! I'm eagerly awaiting the post.

Collagaint Ashley
06-19-2020, 02:39 AM
Chimerix, love your cards!

06-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Collagaint Ashley, I had a great time putting together your bits and pieces and this is what I came up with. Also I mailed my cards yesterday.
Blue Lady I
Blue Lady II
Take Note
Stonehead Island

06-19-2020, 01:22 PM
Love them all, joamos!

06-19-2020, 01:31 PM
Nan, thank you so much for all of the kind and encouraging words. I really appreciate it and makes me smile.

Collagaint Ashley
06-20-2020, 10:19 PM
Great job joamos!

Collagaint Ashley
06-21-2020, 12:59 AM
Mail call! Chimerix and Cleopatra's cards arrived! Goodies sent to artbymee.

Collagaint Ashley
06-21-2020, 11:25 AM
Turquoise Pineapple, your awesome cards have arrived!

06-24-2020, 09:05 PM
This is my favorite type of trade...please add me. i will send you my address.

Collagaint Ashley
06-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Welcome monroy!--------------------------------------------

CORRECTION / POSSIBLE REPEATED INFO / I have now received 7 sets.

I received DisneyMom and joamos' cards today.

i also received Turquoise Pineapple and Carol's cards.

Thanks to all who sent a host card! I love them.

Woo hoo!

06-25-2020, 05:32 PM
Cool cards chimerix. Really like the blue whale! Joamos love your blue ladies! Hmmm, do I see a theme here?

06-28-2020, 04:10 PM
I think I signed up before but I donít remember getting my stash. About when would you have mailed it out? I wouldnít be surprised if itís somewhere in my studio. Thanks
Be encouraged,

06-30-2020, 03:55 PM
Received my goodies today. Thanks!

Collagaint Ashley
06-30-2020, 08:56 PM
artbymee, I've receved your lovely cards.

nanvan, glad you like them.

Loladog, you signed up and then dropped out. :-)

07-02-2020, 06:39 AM
I'm attaching scans of my "trash" in this post and my cards for the swap in the next post.

07-02-2020, 06:41 AM
My cards. The colour in the 3rd card didn't scan very well. It's actually much more vibrant in person.

Collagaint Ashley
07-02-2020, 08:10 PM
Nice work, nanvan!

07-02-2020, 08:23 PM
Nan--really cool cards. I love your patch quilt fishy card. I like how you pieced your cards together with your trash goodies.

Collagaint Ashley
07-03-2020, 01:31 PM
elliejaybird, I received your nice hand drawn cards!

07-03-2020, 01:33 PM
I mailed my cards yesterday - thought I had already posted this, but it seems to have disappeared today ... so re-posting so you can be on the look out.

07-03-2020, 01:35 PM
Elizabeth M is Elliejaybird - I checked her profile...

07-04-2020, 01:52 PM
I am done and will be mailed to address on envelope. Boy this was like a puzzle getting such a small stash on 4 cards. Just goes to show -we do not need much to create art. Thank Ashley. You will get them soon

Collagaint Ashley
07-04-2020, 11:14 PM
I'll watch out for them!

Collagaint Ashley
07-11-2020, 12:03 PM
Monroy, I've received your lovely cards! Thanks for the extra!

Just a reminder, there are two weeks left to get your cards to me.

Collagaint Ashley
07-14-2020, 05:56 PM
Nanvan, I received your cards! Thanks for the extra.

07-14-2020, 07:39 PM
Glad they arrived safely!

07-15-2020, 07:38 PM
I mailed mine out today. Collagaint, you live near by so I figured it wonít take very long to get to you.

Collagaint Ashley
07-16-2020, 08:46 PM
Cool! I'll keep an eye out for them.

Thank you all for participating in the swap!

Collagaint Ashley
07-21-2020, 11:48 AM
Katiea707, your cards have arrived! And that's everybody.

Thank you all for participating, returns will be sent soon!

08-02-2020, 07:10 PM
Thank you so much for the fun swap and trades. I received my cards from ARTBYME (Finest Craftsman) so cool, Cleopatra (fabulous abstract card) and DNEWTON (be Original, vintagy card) THANKS everyone.

Collagaint Ashley
08-03-2020, 05:09 PM
Remaining returns will go out today! Thanks for playing.

08-03-2020, 06:17 PM
Wonderful returns from turquoise pineapple, joeamosatcharterdotnet, and nanvan! You rocks coming! Nathan's for hosting! Let's do it again!

08-04-2020, 02:49 PM
Got my very cool cards from Turquoise Pineapple, Elliejaybird, and Joamosatcharterdotnet.Thanks to Collagaint Ashley for hosting!

08-09-2020, 12:01 AM
I received my returns. What fun! Thanks everyone.

08-10-2020, 06:07 PM
Got my cards. Thank u

08-14-2020, 01:32 AM
Received great cards from Carol, dnewton972 and Turquoise Pineapple - thank you all for beautiful art! And thanks to our fab hostess, Collagaint Ashley! Off to leave Itrader and YouRocks.