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Vicki Z
07-26-2020, 01:59 PM
Swap Due Date: Due October 16, 2020
Signup/Withdraw Date: Due October 16, 2020
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome
HAUNTED HOUSES - House Shaped ATC Swap, Due October 16, 2020


RETURNS MAILED 10/19



This ATC SWAP is for a HOUSE SHAPE with a HALLOWEEN or HAUNTED theme.
This means Haunted Houses, Creepy Condominiums, Ghostly Houses, Spooky Skyscrapers, Witches' Warrens, All Scary Houses. But you need a house-shaped design, and a 2 1/2"x 3 1/2" ATC size.

As you create your little HOUSES, use your imagination and be creative! You can use any combination of colors, and inhabitants. Draw or paint. If you wish, add postage stamps, rubber stamping, magazine images, scrapbook papers. You decide!





* 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 an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. 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. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list below.
* ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
* All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
* All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
* All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, 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 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).

* International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. 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 IN MY HANDS by October 16, 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 not been in one of my swaps for a while, I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!


Current Participants
HAUNTED HOUSES - House Shaped ATC Swap, Due October 16, 2020

*1; majanga -- Cards Received 10/16
2. Hearthermae77 -- Cards Received 8/17
*3. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 9/09
*/. KittyCat93 -- NO CARDS, NO COMMUNICATION
4. Elliejaybird -- Cards Received 8/25
*5. RaineyDay -- Cards Received 8/28
*6. Monroy28 -- Cards Received 8/17
*/. AnnRC -- NO CARDS, NO COMMUNICATION
*. Cleopatra -- Cards Received 8/28
*8. katelnorth -- -- Cards Received 10/06 * LONDON
*/. ArbitraryStar -- WITHDREW
*9. Boots -- Cards Received 8/13
*10. Linda4atc -- Cards Received 8/28
*//. UntamedSquid -- WITHDREW
*11. NancyL -- Cards Received 9/18
*12. LucyMc -- Cards Received 10/10 * UNITED KINGDOM
*13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 8/13
*15. mrubyjean -- Cards Received 9/18
*16. Laffqueen -- Cards Received 10/16
17. TrinaLD -- Cards Received 10/10
*18. jo.on.the.go -- Cards Received 10/16



* INTERNATIONAL

majanga
07-27-2020, 12:57 AM
Please sign me up!

Bluesky
07-27-2020, 07:39 AM
Lurking

Vicki Z
07-27-2020, 07:57 AM
Welcome majanga.
I signed you up.

Lurkers welcome Bluesky.
Hope to have you join us.

Heathermae77
07-27-2020, 09:24 AM
sign my up to create my haunted dwelling.

Ancient Planter
07-27-2020, 10:21 AM
You know to put me down for this one!!

Vicki Z
07-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Welcome Heathermae77 and Ancient Planter.
I signed up both of you.

KittyCat93
07-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Sign me up please!!:)

Elliejaybird
07-28-2020, 06:29 PM
I want to make some creepy houses please!

Vicki Z
07-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Welcome KittyCat93 and Elliejaybird.
I signed you up.

Monroy28
07-29-2020, 01:47 AM
LurKing for fun

Vicki Z
07-29-2020, 05:36 AM
Lurkers welcome Monroy28.
Hope you come back and join us.

Vicki Z
07-29-2020, 11:37 PM
The moon is big and bright tonight.
A great night for making spooky ATCs

RaineyDay
07-30-2020, 12:54 PM
I would love to join this swap. Thanks!

Vicki Z
07-30-2020, 12:59 PM
Welcome RaineyDay.
I signed you up.

Cleopatra
07-30-2020, 07:25 PM
Lurking for now.

Vicki Z
08-01-2020, 09:24 AM
Lurkers welcome Cleopatra.
Hope you can come on back.

TrinaLD
08-01-2020, 11:42 AM
I want to make some haunted houses this year, but I'll lurk until I get them finished. Thanks for all of the new swaps!!!!

Vicki Z
08-02-2020, 12:43 PM
Lurkers welcome TrinaLD.
Hope to see you joining.

Monroy28
08-03-2020, 12:21 PM
Hi Vicki! I just worked on 4 haunted houses.can i join please. I wil pm u for your addie.

Vicki Z
08-03-2020, 01:44 PM
Hi Vicki! I just worked on 4 haunted houses.can i join please. I wil pm u for your addie.


I signed you up.
I also just sent you my addy via PM.
Welcome!!

LucyMc
08-03-2020, 08:08 PM
Lurking

Vicki Z
08-05-2020, 09:43 AM
Lurkers welcome LucyMc.
Hope you can join us.

Joamosatcharterdotnet
08-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Let me lurk for now.

Vicki Z
08-06-2020, 10:18 AM
Lurkers welcome Joamosatcharterdotnet.
Hope you can join us.

Heathermae77
08-09-2020, 06:52 PM
Cards are one their way...

AnnRC
08-09-2020, 09:03 PM
Thank you, this looks fun. Can you sign me up? Thanks, Ann

Ancient Planter
08-10-2020, 12:28 PM
I have one set done, another in the works. They are house-shaped; that's our glass patio table they're sitting on.

217326 217327
217329 217330 (Beckoning House closed/open)

217328 - Sachs Bridge in Gettysburg PA. After their defeat, the Confederates retreated across this bridge on July 4, 1863. Many wounded soldiers died there, their bodies left near the bridge. Many had crawled to the river to drink, but the rain started and they were too weak to crawl out, drowning. I had my own ghost experiences at this bridge, and the house-shaped ATC is based on a photo I took exactly 150 years to the day after the retreat.

Cleopatra
08-10-2020, 04:05 PM
Sooo, I still have a lot of time on my hands so I'm off the lurkers couch and would like to play.
When you say atc's shaped like houses that means we can cut a house shape out so long as it meets the size dimensions?

katelnorth
08-11-2020, 06:35 AM
Oh yay, one of my favourite annual swaps - please sign me up. :)

Vicki Z
08-11-2020, 10:38 AM
Welcome AnnRC.
I signed you up.
I also sent you my address so you are all set to mail your cards in, as soon as they are complete.

Vicki Z
08-11-2020, 10:39 AM
AWESOME ATCs, Ancient Planter.
All of them are SPOOK-TACULAR!
THANKS for posting such great inspiration.

Vicki Z
08-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Sooo, I still have a lot of time on my hands so I'm off the lurkers couch and would like to play.
When you say atc's shaped like houses that means we can cut a house shape out so long as it meets the size dimensions?


Welcome Cleopatra.
I signed you up.

Yes, you must cut out a house shape, as long as some part of the house (tip of the roof, base width of the walls) meets the size dimensions.

Vicki Z
08-13-2020, 01:22 PM
Welcome katelnorth.
I signed you up.

Monroy28
08-13-2020, 08:01 PM
Have you received my cards? They should be in by now..yikes?

Vicki Z
08-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Have you received my cards? They should be in by now..yikes?

As of this morning, I have not received your cards.
I will let you know as soon as they show up.

katelnorth
08-14-2020, 12:28 PM
And just so you know, I have no problem with American postage/funds, so I'll send some along. It's great of you to offer to cover though, as it's not always easy!


Welcome katelnorth.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
08-14-2020, 12:33 PM
And just so you know, I have no problem with American postage/funds, so I'll send some along. It's great of you to offer to cover though, as it's not always easy!


That sounds terrific.
I look forward to seeing what you create.
I assume you still have my address.....I haven't moved.
But if not, please let me know.

Monroy28
08-14-2020, 10:38 PM
Vicki-i am concerned because I sent it around the 4th or 5th. Yikes. I have pictures of it . I can send your phone. Too big to post here.

Vicki Z
08-15-2020, 05:27 AM
Vicki-i am concerned because I sent it around the 4th or 5th. Yikes. I have pictures of it . I can send your phone. Too big to post here.


I am sorry you are concerned, but I check my mail and I post as soon as I receive mail.
As of yesterday your cards were not in my hands, and it is far too early to get mail today.
Again, I will let you know as soon as your cards show up.
Please try to not worry too much.

ArbitraryStar
08-16-2020, 11:40 PM
I'm ready. Sign me up!

Ancient Planter
08-17-2020, 12:24 AM
My last set is finished...

217535 217536 217537 - haunted Ft. Worden

Vicki Z
08-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Welcome ArbitraryStar.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
08-17-2020, 12:04 PM
Cards received from Monroy28 and Heathermae77.

Vicki Z
08-17-2020, 12:05 PM
More AWESOME cards, Ancient Planter.
They are particularly SPOOK-TACULAR.
Thanks for posting!

Cleopatra
08-22-2020, 01:41 PM
My cards should go out Monday or Tuesday. Haunted houses are always fun to do!

Vicki Z
08-23-2020, 02:56 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Cleopatra.
I will watch for your cards.

RaineyDay
08-23-2020, 03:42 PM
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I had a blast making cards for this swap!

Vicki Z
08-23-2020, 04:13 PM
FAB houses.
I will wet you know when your cards arrive.

Linda4atc
08-24-2020, 05:02 PM
Vicki may I join? I even have a special house made, but you can pick any one you prefer.:D
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_08-24-2020_Haunted_house_swap.jpg . "Something Wicked"(closed), "Nightmare House", "Bad Witch" and "Good Witch"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_08-24-2020__haunted_house_swap.jpg "Something Wicked"(opened), "Ghostly", "Raven's Roost Coven" and "Hello Neighbor"

Linda4atc
08-24-2020, 05:35 PM
RaineyDay love those cards especially the first two.

Untamed Squid
08-25-2020, 01:21 PM
I would like to join! This sounds like fun!

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 03:47 PM
Welcome Linda4atcs.
So glad you could join us.
LOVE your houses.
The one that opens is AWESOME!!!!
All the others are SPECTACULAR!!!!!

I signed you up.

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 03:47 PM
Welcome Untamed Squid.
I signed you up.

Linda4atc
08-25-2020, 04:45 PM
Thank you Vicki They were mailed out yesterday.

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Linda.
I will let you know when your cards arrive.

Vicki Z
08-25-2020, 05:02 PM
Cards received from Elliejaybird.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

Vicki Z
08-28-2020, 10:11 AM
MAIL CALL:

AWESOME cards received from RaineyDay, Linda4atc, and Cleopatra.
SPOOK-TACULAR ART!!!
Thanks for including a hostie card.

Cleopatra
08-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Thanks for letting me know my cards made it okay. RaineyDay and Linda4atcs love your cards!

NancyL
08-30-2020, 10:40 AM
Please add me.

Vicki Z
08-30-2020, 10:42 AM
Welcome NancyL.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
08-31-2020, 03:14 PM
There is a full moon tomorrow night into Wednesday morning.
What a perfect time to create spooky Haunted Houses.
I hope your Muse is with you.

Vicki Z
09-07-2020, 10:16 AM
The Halloween Stuff is already out!!!!!!!

There was a news item a few days ago, that due to COID-19, candy venders thought trick or treating might be down, so they were sending their Halloween candy to grocery stores early.
But, yesterday, I found a bunch of stores with not only Halloween candy, but also HUGE Halloween displays of other items from nic-nacs to yard inflatables.
Some of the skeletons were wearing face masks, which looked pretty funny.

Vicki Z
09-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Hauntingly Beautiful House Shaped Haunted Houses Received from Ancient Planter.
WOW.....Cool cards and AWESOME variety.
Thanks so much for including a hostie card.

NancyL
09-11-2020, 12:03 PM
I finished mine yesterday and will pack them for mailing.

We are having smokey days , perfect for making art, reading novels, watching tv, or even taking naps.

Vicki Z
09-11-2020, 01:33 PM
I finished mine yesterday and will pack them for mailing.

We are having smokey days , perfect for making art, reading novels, watching tv, or even taking naps.


Thanks for letting me know.
I will watch for them.

Stay safe

Linda4atc
09-11-2020, 03:18 PM
I finished mine yesterday and will pack them for mailing.

We are having smokey days , perfect for making art, reading novels, watching tv, or even taking naps.
Stay safe, we are not in danger but getting a lot of smoke sky too. We have had amber glow to daytime sky turning a deep red around 4:00, which makes it dark in the house. Last couple of days have just been gloomy. I'm not taking naps but the dark in the house makes me feel it's bedtime way too early. I am also having trouble getting motivated to do my art, but today the sky looks better.

Boots
09-12-2020, 06:40 AM
Got my hammer and 2 x 4's.
Please sign me up.

LucyMc
09-15-2020, 11:41 AM
I have made some haunted houses ...

218149

Vicki Z ... please may I have your address so I can mail them out to you!

Vicki Z
09-15-2020, 01:27 PM
I have made some haunted houses ...

218149

Vicki Z ... please may I have your address so I can mail them out to you!


AWESOME Haunted Houses!!!
LOVE them.
I just sent you my address.

katelnorth
09-16-2020, 10:06 AM
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Got mine finished today (there is a door on the first card that opens, behind where the sweetie is) - I really noticed how few Hallowe'en bits and pieces I have at the moment - obviously need to invest in some more! Will pm for your address, Vicki, and get them in the post tomorrow or Friday.

Vicki Z
09-16-2020, 04:32 PM
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Got mine finished today (there is a door on the first card that opens, behind where the sweetie is) - I really noticed how few Hallowe'en bits and pieces I have at the moment - obviously need to invest in some more! Will pm for your address, Vicki, and get them in the post tomorrow or Friday.


Thanks for the heads up.
Unfortunately, mail is currently extremely unpredictable.....
one batch of cards takes 3 days to reach me, and another takes 3 weeks.
I will let you know when your cards arrive

Thanks for posting
That is a lovely assortment.
Particularly LOVE your second card.
COOL eyes!!!

Vicki Z
09-17-2020, 11:56 AM
It is dank, damp and dreary.
It is also very smoky and dark.
The electricity went out, so the house is dark inside and out.
I am working by candle light in my haunted house.

Hurricane Sally has so much humidity in the air, it feels like San Francisco.
The California fires are sending smoke and smell everywhere.
I feel for all of you who are close to the actual hurricanes and fires.
Even those of us far away can feel many of the effects.
It is amazing how far the Jet Stream can carry the smoke and smoke smell, as well as the heavy humidity.
I closed all the windows and made ATCs.

Be safe everyone.

Vicki Z
09-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Haunted Houses received from NancyL.

Vicki Z
09-25-2020, 12:57 PM
I just read a press release stating that the post office is not able to meet their own mailing deadlines......
This means delayed mail.

I just received (today) cards mailed on the 15th and on the 17th.
This translates to a 10 day, and an 8 day, mail transit time (for items mailed within the U.S.) as versus an earlier 3-5 day mail transit time.

Please mail early to meet swap deadlines.
Mail is taking longer these days.

mrubyjean
10-01-2020, 02:45 PM
I would like to join - from not being sure I could make 3 cards, I got carried away and made 7 (inc. the host card).
Three of them have open/close parts, so I included pics of both.
I will try to get them to the PO this afternoon.

Vicki Z
10-01-2020, 05:04 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!
LOVE the ones that move.
That ghost with the RIP door that opens is adorable.

I signed you up, mrubyjean.
I will let you know as soon as your houses arrive.

mrubyjean
10-01-2020, 05:18 PM
Thanks, Vicki!
Was able to make it to the PO so my houses are in the mail.

Vicki Z
10-02-2020, 06:43 AM
Mail has been moving sloooow, taking 8-10 days.
I will let you know as soon as your cards arrive, but don't panic if it takes more than a week.

The wings on the skeleton, and the cut outs on the sugar skull are very creative.
Can't wait to see them IRL.

Laffqueen
10-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Please sign me up
First 2 open and closed

Laffqueen
10-03-2020, 12:22 PM
Number # 3 Open and Closed

Linda4atc
10-03-2020, 12:53 PM
I like that Bats in the Belfry one Laffqueen. LucyMc
I miised your cards the First one with the chair and the one with the floating woman are Hauntinly wonderful. katelnorth your colorful little house are cute. And mrubyjean, There is just something about the second house with the stacked pumpkins that calls out to me, but the third one catches my "eyes" too. LOL Well done ladies.

Laffqueen
10-03-2020, 01:16 PM
some great and creepy houses here
katelnorth, lucym, mrubyjean...such goodies

Laffqueen
10-03-2020, 01:18 PM
I don't want to miss anyone I love them all Linda, RaineyDay and Ancient Planter

Laffqueen
10-03-2020, 01:19 PM
Last one

Vicki Z
10-04-2020, 05:05 PM
GREAT cards, Laffqueen.
I signed you up.

TrinaLD
10-06-2020, 02:59 PM
Please add me to the swap. I've been inspired and have 1 complete, and 2 others near completion. I'll be able to mail by Wednesday (Oct 7).

Vicki Z
10-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Please add me to the swap. I've been inspired and have 1 complete, and 2 others near completion. I'll be able to mail by Wednesday (Oct 7).

I am glad you were inspired.
I signed you up.

Vicki Z
10-06-2020, 03:50 PM
AWESOME haunted houses received from mrubyjean and katelnorth.
Thanks to each of you for including a hostie card.

ArbitraryStar
10-07-2020, 08:21 AM
I am sorry to say I'm going to have to pull out of this swap :(

TrinaLD
10-07-2020, 10:09 AM
Thanks, Vicki. They're being scanned and will be dropped off at the USPS today.

Vicki Z
10-07-2020, 12:21 PM
I am sorry to say I'm going to have to pull out of this swap :(

I have withdrawn you. Thanks for letting me know.

Vicki Z
10-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Thanks, Vicki. They're being scanned and will be dropped off at the USPS today.

Thanks for the heads up.
I will let you know when your cards arrive.

majanga
10-08-2020, 04:23 PM
Dropped my houses in the mail this morning.

Laffqueen
10-08-2020, 04:25 PM
Mailed today

Vicki Z
10-08-2020, 10:32 PM
Thanks for the heads up.
I will let you know as soon as your envelopes arrive.

jo.on.the.go
10-09-2020, 11:08 AM
I would like to join. I know - I am a late comer. I will run these over to the PO as soon as I pack them, and hopefully they will arrive in time.


218689 The House with the Mansard Roof

218688 Ghost in the Attic

218690 Monster in the Front Yard

218691 Spooks in the Yard

Vicki Z
10-09-2020, 01:51 PM
LOVE your cards, jo.on.the.go.
My FAVE is the BAT in the Front Yard.....but then, I have a thing for bats.
My bats in my attic are pretty quiet, but it has been chilly.
We are supposed to get up to 83 degrees by Friday....(We have just had 3 frosts and one hard freeze, but now we are getting "Indian Summer", and I had to dig my shorts out again (NOOOOO complaints)
I will have to see if they are still here, or if they have flown to Cancun for the winter.

I signed you up.
Your cards should be here in plenty of time.
I will let you know when they arrive.

mrubyjean
10-09-2020, 03:12 PM
Especially like your Spooks in the Yard card, jo!

LucyMc
10-10-2020, 12:32 PM
I love your Ghost in the Attic card best jo-on-the-go!

Vicki Z
10-12-2020, 12:30 AM
AWESOME haunted houses received form LucyMc and TrinaLD.
Thanks to each of you for including a hostie card.

I have been tracking my mail, and it is interesting that of all the many folks who mailed out their ATCs on the 7th, and I have been watching for them, these are the only two envelopes that have arrived.
I guess the mail is still slow, and weird! And transit times are still unpredictable.
Don't wait too long to mail your ATCs.

Untamed Squid
10-14-2020, 02:48 PM
Due to a series of plumbing and family medical emergencies in the last 2 weeks, I was not able to finish these before today. I worry that even if sent today they will not make it. I am so disappointed to have to drop out, especially this late, but I do not want to be the reason for a hold up. This was one I was looking forward to.

Laffqueen
10-15-2020, 08:34 AM
Yikes. Mailed over a week ago. Sure hope they show up in the next 2 days!

Vicki Z
10-15-2020, 09:03 AM
Yikes. Mailed over a week ago. Sure hope they show up in the next 2 days!

Some mail has been taking 8-10 days to reach me. Plus, Sunday and Monday were both non-mail-delivery days, and National Holidays (Monday, Columbus Day) almost always slow mail down by an additional 2-3 days.
If you mailed over a week ago, your envy in transit almost "on time".
Please don't panic!~
It is too early for mail to be sorted out this morning, but I will check later, and let you know as soon as your cards arrive.

Vicki Z
10-15-2020, 09:07 AM
Due to a series of plumbing and family medical emergencies in the last 2 weeks, I was not able to finish these before today. I worry that even if sent today they will not make it. I am so disappointed to have to drop out, especially this late, but I do not want to be the reason for a hold up. This was one I was looking forward to.


Family emergencies must always come first, and plumbing issues can be waaaaay more problematic and time consuming than one would think.
Thanks for letting me know.
I will withdraw you.

Further:
If your cards are completed, I would be happy to do a personal trade with you.
You can also display them in your gallery as available to trade.
Plus, there is a Halloween Athon coming up next week, you can post them, AND TRADE THEM, there.
So you still have tons of trade options.

Linda4atc
10-15-2020, 12:42 PM
Due to a series of plumbing and family medical emergencies in the last 2 weeks, I was not able to finish these before today. I worry that even if sent today they will not make it. I am so disappointed to have to drop out, especially this late, but I do not want to be the reason for a hold up. This was one I was looking forward to.

I was playing with some journal leftovers one day and made a few more house shaped cards that I will scan and put in my gallery when I find them LOL

Vicki Z
10-16-2020, 11:13 AM
Haunted Houses received from majanga, Laffqueen, and jo.on.the.go.

jo.on.the.go
10-16-2020, 01:47 PM
So glad that the cards arrived on time....that was cutting it close!

Vicki Z
10-16-2020, 01:54 PM
As long as they got here!
And they are SPOOK-tacular houses.
Most of them have already been specifically requested!
That is popularity!

Vicki Z
10-19-2020, 06:32 PM
All cards have been received.
Everyone built some Hauntingly Beautiful Buildings.
The Haunted Houses sent in were absolutely SPOOK-TACULAR.

Returns were mailed this morning.
Thanks to everyone for playing.

NancyL
10-22-2020, 08:08 PM
I got my returns yesterday. I guess mail from Minnesota to Oregon is on some fast track.

Recd cards from boots, Katelnorth and Cleopatra. thanks for hosting this. something fun to think about while a lot of unfun stuff is going on.

Vicki Z
10-22-2020, 08:29 PM
Glad to see at least one set of returns on the fast track!

Ancient Planter
10-22-2020, 11:21 PM
Yep, mine arrived in Oregon today! Fantastic Haunted Houses from Cleopatra, TrinaLD, RaineyDay, HeatherMae77, Dulce, and our terrific host, Vicki herself! I love them all! Off the leave You Rocks.

Cleopatra
10-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Got my returns yesterday. Thanks Vicki for hosting. Thanks to Ancient Planter, Elliejaybird, and NancyL for wonderful haunted houses! Off to leave points.

Monroy28
10-23-2020, 03:51 PM
I got the most wonderful returns. so creative and spooky...love it!!!! of to give thank you's

And

Vicky You are awesome!

Vicki Z
10-23-2020, 04:11 PM
I am delighted you are happy with your returns, and that they arrived so quickly.
Mail from me to you seems to travel much faster than mail from you to me.
Sorry, but I have no control over the mail transit times.

Monroy28
10-23-2020, 09:40 PM
Yes it seems to be a guessing game. I actually got it Thursday.

Vicki Z
10-24-2020, 12:46 PM
Yes it seems to be a guessing game. I actually got it Thursday.


So it appears you received your returns Thursday, instead of Friday.
That makes mail transit even FAAAAAster

mrubyjean
10-25-2020, 08:19 AM
My wonderful haunted houses have arrived and I love them all ~ thanks to NancyL, katelnorth, Laffqueen, jo.on.the.go, RaineyDay and VickiZ! And more thanks to VickiZ for hosting this terrific swap!

katelnorth
10-28-2020, 05:29 AM
My returns are here as well, so that's super speedy. They flew in yesterday. Thanks for hosting, Vicki, and thanks to boots, mrubyjean and cleopatra for their great houses.

Vicki Z
10-28-2020, 06:33 AM
About half of you have received your returns, and that is wonderful.
To those of you who have not yet received your returns, do not worry.
Mail is slooooow, and extremely unpredictable.

I wish I had more control over the mail, but I don't.
Mail is fast to some areas, and mail is taking 2-3 times longer transit time in other areas.
I sent out a mass memo to all the ghosts, goblins, and witches to hurry your returns to you for Halloween.
Please be patient, and don't panic. It is coming.

majanga
10-28-2020, 07:47 PM
I got my returns yesterday. Leaving feedback now!

Vicki Z
10-28-2020, 07:48 PM
Thanks for letting me know, majanga.

jo.on.the.go
10-29-2020, 10:01 AM
Thanks for hosting Vicki Z. And thanks to these artists:

Heathermae77 - Fabric house
mrubyjean - The Duplex is Alive
Linda4atc - Girl with a witch hat

Vicki Z
11-02-2020, 12:03 AM
How was everyone's Halloween?
This year a Full Moon fell on Halloween, making it the second Full Moon of 2 full moons in a single calendar month, and making it a Blue Moon, and the Full Moon/Blue Moon fell exactly on Halloween.
This hasn't happened for 44 years.
Do you live in a haunted house?
Were your ghosts active this year?
I hope everyone had a SPOOK-TACULAR Halloween!

jo.on.the.go
11-02-2020, 06:36 AM
The full moon on Halloween was beautiful. I hope you didn’t miss Mars which was above and to the right of the moon. It was a brilliant, unmistakable red.