View Full Version : GHI Coins Swap (Alphabet Series) ~ Due September 16, 2020

07-24-2020, 01:38 PM
Due Date: September 16, 2020
Withdraw by Date: Anytime - just please communicate
Number of Cards: 3/3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Media: Any (just make sure they fit into a penny sleeve)

GHI Coins Swap~ Alphabet Series

For this round of coins, you will be making one "G", one "H", and one "I" coin. In return, you will get one of each. The theme of each coin is one letter of the alphabet. You can have one image that represents that letter or a collage of different items for that letter. Each coin should have the letter visible as a focal point. I hope that makes sense. See below for my examples from the first round of this series.




Swap Requirements:

Coins need to have a diameter of 2.5 inches. If you do not have a 2.5 circle die or punch, please make sure you cut your circles neatly. They do not have to be perfect, but they should not look sloppy.
Original artwork only
3:3 (hostess cards are never a requirement, but would be treasured) ~ one of each letter (A,B,C)
Good craftsmanship: send in something that you would be excited to see in your return envelope. I am going to do my best to swap effort for effort.
Please make sure your coins are sturdy. They need to be thicker than just one sheet of card stock.
Each coin needs to be in its own protective sleeve.
Please include swap name, your username, real name, and location on the back of each coin.


US Participants – Please include a legible SASE.
International Participants - Please include a mailing label with your address clearly written or typed. I will provide an envelope for returns for all international players. Please include a well concealed US dollar bill or US global forever stamp.
Please make sure to package your coins securely. We don't want these wonderful works of art to get banged up in the mail.
When you are ready to send in your coins, please send me a private message for my mailing address (if you need it ~ I'm at the same address that I've been at since joining AFA). Also, please post in the thread when you send in your coins, so I can be on the lookout.
Make sure your coins are mailed in time to be in my hands on or before the due date.

It is always fun and inspiring when artists share their artwork in the thread, so feel free to do so!

When you receive your coins, please leave itrader for your hostess (that would be me) and "you rock" points to the players you received artwork from.

Who's ready for the next swap in the alphabet series?
1. prex
2. Heathermae77 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084021#post2084021) RECEIVED
3. nanvan (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084077#post2084077) RECEIVED
4. Beverley (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084107#post2084107) RECEIVED
5. Spirit Soul (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084186#post2084186) RECEIVED
7. Karr3ll (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084189#post2084189) RECEIVED
8. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084212#post2084212) RECEIVED
9. lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084290#post2084290)
10. Laffqueen (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084399#post2084399) RECEIVED
12. huddlestonmollie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2084558#post2084558) RECEIVED
13. Seascape131 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2085537#post2085537) RECEIVED
14. Donnacr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2085624#post2085624) RECEIVED
15. Carol RECEIVED
16. MaryBeth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37414-GHI-Coins-Swap-(Alphabet-Series)-Due-September-16-2020&p=2089493#post2089493) RECEIVED

07-24-2020, 10:22 PM
Yay. I'm ready to play;)

07-25-2020, 09:45 AM
Please add me to the list!

07-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Signing in with my GHI's :)

G = Gnome
H = Hedgehog
I = Island
GHI - Gecko, Hotdog, Icecream

07-25-2020, 03:30 PM
Beverley, your coins are great! I wish I had your talent!

Spirit Soul
07-25-2020, 05:54 PM
I'm ready for G, H, I, so sign me up! Thanks.

07-25-2020, 05:57 PM
Please sign me up, I mailed them with the D,E,F set, the end of last week (with separate return envelopes) :)

07-25-2020, 08:15 PM
Sign me up, please! :)

07-26-2020, 11:47 AM
I would love to join!

07-26-2020, 02:18 PM
Welcome all! I’ll add you later when I’m on my computer rather than my phone.

07-26-2020, 05:34 PM
Please sign me up cuz here is my first coin
G=groom, grapes, goblet( a kind of shell) goose and a green background

07-26-2020, 05:46 PM
Great job Beverly. I'm partial to Gnome and Island

07-26-2020, 06:09 PM
Please sign me up cuz here is my first coin
G=groom, grapes, goblet( a kind of shell) goose and a green background

Nice, Laffqueen! I love how you put your elements together!

07-27-2020, 09:07 AM
H=horse, Hat in Hand, hummingbird, handwriting and horn

07-27-2020, 01:09 PM
Please sign me up too!

07-27-2020, 03:14 PM
H= handwriting, hat, haughty look, heel, horse and horn

07-27-2020, 04:44 PM
Hi prex! Please add me to the list. Thanks!

07-27-2020, 07:07 PM
I think I have everyone added up to here.
Karr3ll's coins have arrived!

07-27-2020, 07:12 PM
Beautifully drawn set, Beverley!
Clever set of collaged coins, Laffqueen!
Thank you for sharing in the thread!

07-27-2020, 10:21 PM
Love your selections, Laffqueen! ("haughty look" is very clever!)

07-29-2020, 04:34 PM
I=igloo, illustration, iris, ibis and India

07-29-2020, 04:57 PM
Mailing tomorrow

07-29-2020, 08:33 PM
I=igloo, illustration, iris, ibis and India

Love it! I have one of those little red bird images - I didn't know it was an Ibis - learned something new!

07-30-2020, 07:29 PM
Another great coin, Laffqueen!

Beverley's coins are here :)

08-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Laffqueen, I havenít opened them yet, but wanted to let you know your coins arrived today

Spirit Soul
08-03-2020, 09:00 AM
I've got my coins done so I'll send them out soon.
Here they are.
217223 G is for gnome, grass, grapes and growing garlic.

217224 H is for hands, hearts, hashtags or hippo, hat, heart and hexagons

217225 I is for ibis, inchworm, inch and ink drips

08-03-2020, 09:17 AM
love that Gnome Spirit Soul

08-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Wonderful coins, Spirit Soul - love how seamlessly you have combined the elements!

08-03-2020, 01:06 PM
Oh my gosh, Spirit Soul... just love your little Gnome!! <3

08-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Hi Prex...I would love to join your swap.

08-04-2020, 10:05 PM
Nearly missed this - I just have to make an 'I' coin and they will be in the mail. Please sign me up.

08-05-2020, 11:07 AM
Here are 4 coins for the swap

08-05-2020, 08:26 PM
Seascape, your coins are so lovely - great work!

08-05-2020, 09:50 PM
Mine are done.


G: Gold (background), Gaillardia (flower), and giraffe
H: Handwriting (background) and horses
I: Index card (background), iced tea, and ice cream

I will drop them in the mail tomorrow.

08-06-2020, 12:45 PM
Hello Jen...my GHI Coins have been mailed. Thank you for having this Swap. Stay safe and well.

08-06-2020, 04:37 PM
Thanks for letting me know:)

I’ll update the first post with new sign ups when I’m on the computer. It’s too annoying to do it on my phone

08-06-2020, 09:57 PM
Great coins, AngelJoy - I especially love "H" with the handwriting and horses!

08-08-2020, 02:28 AM
My coins are in the mail today
'G' - Grinning Green Geisha with Green and Gold Geckos, a Gold vellum 'G' and Gold edging
'H' - 'Hello' and Hedgehog on a Heliotrope background, all wearing Hats
'I' - Italics on an Incline above an Iris eyeing an 'I' on Ivory above an Inch with Indigo edging
'g' - Gumnut baby on Gum leaves with Gold vellum 'g'

08-09-2020, 06:51 PM
Cards are one their way...

08-09-2020, 07:27 PM
I have coins from Spirit Soul and Carol

08-09-2020, 07:45 PM
My coins:
G is for Green, Gladiola, and Goose

H is for Hydrangea, Horse in a Hat, Hand, Hearts, and Hello

I is for Ink, Insect, Iris, and Impala

08-09-2020, 10:43 PM
Wow, prex, your coins are genius! Love them all, but especially the green one (like you, I love green cards/coins)!

08-10-2020, 09:56 AM
Carol, did you post in this thread at all yet? I can't find a post to link to.

08-10-2020, 09:57 AM
Wow, prex, your coins are genius! Love them all, but especially the green one (like you, I love green cards/coins)!

Thank you!

08-10-2020, 05:41 PM
Seascapeís coins arrived today :)

08-18-2020, 04:16 AM
Here are my coins - I will mail them tomorrow. I hope they get there in time (U.S. mail slow down has me worried).
G is for Green, Gypsy, Giraffe, Goldfish
G is for Green, Giraffe, Goose, Gnome
H is for Howdy Doody in a Hat, Hotdog, Horse
I is for Icon, Iguana and Illuminated Letter "I"

08-20-2020, 09:21 AM
Here are my coins - I will mail them tomorrow. I hope they get there in time (U.S. mail slow down has me worried).

You and me both... but probably for different reasons.

If I know cards were mailed within a timely manner, I will hold off as much as AFA allows to swap.

08-20-2020, 09:22 AM
JKL has been submitted, so keep your peepers open!

08-25-2020, 01:22 AM
Coins on their way !

08-25-2020, 01:27 AM

Have a look! ;)

08-25-2020, 02:14 AM
Great coins, lazyshadows - especially love "H is for hair" - love those flowing locks!

08-31-2020, 07:03 PM
nanvan, your coins arrived today. Customs opened it up again. I'm kind of annoyed with them because they tore the cool postage stamp on your envelope. Everything seems to be in there, though.

08-31-2020, 08:07 PM
What the heck is going on with the post office? In all the years that I've been swapping, I've never had customs open my envelopes. Sorry they tore the stamp - which one was it - if I have another one, I'll tuck it inside the envelope for the next swap.

09-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Hi! Please add me to the list. I have all of my coins done. I just need to pop them in the mail. Thank you!

09-08-2020, 12:39 PM
Prex - I put my coins in the mail today. Love these swaps!

09-08-2020, 09:48 PM
I have to drop out, sorry! Just couldn't get my stuff together this time. I'm hoping to pick up for the next three letters.

09-10-2020, 06:14 PM
I put my coins in the mail a few days ago. I just wanted to make sure you saw that I'd like to join and that my coins should be there any day.

09-11-2020, 05:45 PM
They arrived today :)
I’m going to update swaps tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, everyone. It’s been an exhausting start of the school year :eek:

09-12-2020, 06:35 PM
Oh phew, I'll try not to be so close to the deadline next month. School starts Monday. I'm NOT looking forward to it.

09-15-2020, 12:36 PM
Prex - I was just wondering if my coins were there. I'm getting a little nervous since the deadline is tomorrow. Thanks!

09-16-2020, 05:50 PM
Yes, they are here... Sorry!
I've just been SO exhausted when I get home. This is the second week of school with students, and it is kicking my A$$!

09-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Mine are marked as received but I have seen nothing in the thread, nor received iTrader.

I am very glad to be an EX-teacher this year - look after yourself, prex!

09-18-2020, 12:22 PM
I didn’t post in the thread, just updated the first post. I am still catching up on itraders.:eek:

09-26-2020, 08:54 AM
I was hoping that lazyshadow's would make it, if I waited a bit. Mail delivery has been so off lately. However, they are still not here. I'll be swapping this weekend and mailing on Monday. There's a chance they could arrive with today's mail and still make it in time to be swapped out.

09-26-2020, 11:17 AM
I am sorry for having kept everyone waiting for so long. I mailed them early and everything i mailed on that day has arrived on its destination. I think i can't trust the post services anymore and that is sad as i have no idea if i should take part in swaps any more. I am sorry everyone and dear Prex:)

09-26-2020, 12:01 PM
So sorry your cards didn't arrive yet, lazyshadows! It's not your fault - it's the new Postmaster General's fault for trying to destroy the USPS. I've been waiting for an envelope for another swap for more than 6 weeks and the hostess mailed me a 2nd envelope about 12 days ago - hoping it will get to me in time for me to participate in the swap. We can only hope our cards will make it to their destinations on time, if at all.

09-26-2020, 02:29 PM
Nanvan's correct, lazyshadows. Things in the US are not okay right now, and the USPS sabotage is just one of the many problems. Your envelope has probably been sitting at some sorting facility for days. It's probably at one of the facilities that USED to have speedy sorting machines. It's infuriating :mad:

10-02-2020, 08:32 AM
Coins are here. Off to leave YouRocks! Thanks for another Great, Huge, IndescribableSWAP

10-02-2020, 08:36 AM
So frustrating, not letting me leave comments on YOU ROCKS They say I have to spread some more around so thanks you Karr311, nanvan and Carol Many thanks

10-05-2020, 06:50 PM
Prex - I received my wonderful coins. Thanks to AngelJoy (G); Mary Beth (H); and Seascape131 (I). They are all beautiful!! Thanks so much for hosting these fun swaps! Off to leave iTrader and yourocks. Thanks everyone!

10-05-2020, 07:18 PM
I've had that problem too Laffqueen. I just tried to leave you rocks for AngelJoy and I got the same message.

10-12-2020, 07:43 PM
Received really terrific coins from Laffqueen ("I"), Donnacr ("H") and Heathermae77 ("G") - thank you ladies! And huge thanks to prex for hanging in there and hosting these fab alphabet swaps! Off to leave YouRocks and ITrader now.

10-12-2020, 07:56 PM
Heathermae77 - I couldn't leave you a YouRock - not until I spread the love around. But I will leave one for you as soon as I can. Thank you so much for the lovely "Gilliver"!

10-17-2020, 10:37 AM
I'll be archiving this soon, if you need to delete attachments.

I created a poll on the JKL swap as to whether or not I should hold off on posting more swaps for now. I'd appreciate feedback from all of you :)

Thank you all!