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Vicki Z
06-05-2008, 03:39 PM
Monsters Annual Picnic - Due August 2nd
Swap Due Date: August 2nd
Signup/Withdraw Date: July 16
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

You know how much YOU enjoy Summer Picnics. Friends and Family. Beer and Burgers. Cotton Candy, Cake Walks, and Sodas. Wheelbarrow Races, Water Balloons, and Fireworks. Races, competitions, challenges, and oppositions.

Did you ever stop to consider how Monsters might celebrate their summer picnics? The Werewolves would wage a Wild Wolf Howling Wrangle. Frankenstein, wife, and relatives could have Bolt Polishing Competitions or Lightning Rod Disputes. Witches might have flying broom races or a black cat challenge or perhaps poison potion battles. Everyone else can fight over who is the Meanest, the Greenest, the Ugliest!

Think of a Monster Picnic, serving an assortment of finger sandwiches, Bloody Mary's, spaghetti and eyeballs with Marinara sauce, ghoul-ash casserole, pickled pigs feet, and blood orange crepes flambe followed by scared silly jiggling jello.

Frankenstein is always popular at the Monsters Annual Summer Picnic. They put a Solar Panel in his head, and start him spinning, and he keeps on going until the sun goes down. Just grab a hand, and hang on. He's better than a Merry Go Round! Then, after dark, he is the regular Disk Jocky. His music is ELECTRIFYING! Unfortunately, he keeps playing "The Monster Mash".

Send in your cards. I will have an escape-proof box, and extra duct tape, ready to keep them safe (or ME safe) until I swap them out again.

I just completed a card with Frankie and the Drac Dude and Nosferatu drinking Coors in the Colorado Mountains, and it turned out sooooo cool! I should have samples up soon!


* 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 styles are welcome. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) SASE (Self Addressed Stamped LEGAL SIZE Envelope 4 by 9 1/4), or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps. If you like to make ATCs using postage stamps, why not take this as an opportunity to use a stamp on your return envelope that you want to later use on an ATC. You fufill my request for a SASE, and you get to choose the stamp that will come back to you. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) addressed LEGAL SIZE envelope 4 by 9 1/4, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by August 02, 2008. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

RETURNS MAILED OUT AUGUST 4TH

Current Participants:

1. dolores4fun-it Received cards 8/01
2. Andreananda-it Received cards 7/29
3. kylieluvsart * AUSTRALIA -it Received cards 6/21
4. Thecoffeeshopgirl * CANADA - it Received cards 6/16
5. Wudwooda--it Received cards 8/02
6. OrganicMama - it Received cards 7/30
7. Vicki Z - Received cards

* INTERNATIONAL

miss
06-05-2008, 06:22 PM
lol, this is hilarious! Can't commit now, but congrats on a great swap theme :)

Andreananda
06-05-2008, 11:36 PM
I am intrigued...let me think about it for a while...

dolores4fun
06-06-2008, 02:08 AM
Okay, now I'd love to do this! I already have ideas going through my head. Please sign me up. :wub:

Vicki Z
06-06-2008, 07:22 AM
Well, miss, you will just miss out on all hilarity if you don't come back.
Andreananda, if you are thinking about it, you might as will just give in and sign up.

dorores4fun,
yeh, my first victim. Welcome to the Monstrous FUN

Andreananda
06-06-2008, 09:23 AM
Alright Vicki....you got me!! LOL!!

Vicki Z
06-06-2008, 12:09 PM
Oh, Boy, intimidation always works!!! Welcome Andreananda

kylieluvsart
06-08-2008, 10:28 PM
vicki I 'll join too!

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 07:38 AM
Welcome kylieluvsart. Glad to have you in my swap.

Vicki Z
06-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Frankenstein is always popular at the Monsters Annual Summer Picnic. They put a Solar Panel in his head, and start him spinning, and he keeps on going until the sun goes down. Just grab a hand, and hang on. He's better than a Merry Go Round!

Thecoffeeshopgirl
06-10-2008, 10:59 AM
Count me in, this sounds like too much fun not to give it a try!

Vicki Z
06-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Welcome Thecoffeeshipgirl. Glad to have you join us.

kylieluvsart
06-12-2008, 05:45 AM
vicki, I will be posting my cards off tomorrow.

Vicki Z
06-15-2008, 10:14 AM
Anyone else interested in signing up for som MONSTROUS FUN????

Wudwooda
06-15-2008, 11:31 AM
You sooooo know I am up for this!

Vicki Z
06-15-2008, 02:39 PM
YEH, Wudwooda. Welcome.

kylieluvsart
06-15-2008, 08:38 PM
They are now postal. hopefully you will get them in the next week.

Vicki Z
06-16-2008, 03:04 PM
Hey, folks, this is not a difficult theme.

Think of a Monster Picnic, serving an assortment of finger sandwiches, Bloody Mary's, spaghetti and eyeballs with Marinara sauce, ghoul-ash casserole, pickled pigs feet, and blood orange crepes flambe followed by scared silly jiggling jello.

Anyone want to join up and sample my cooking?

Siena
06-16-2008, 05:00 PM
I'm thinking about it, but will have to see how my other commitments/desires go...

Vicki Z
06-17-2008, 07:33 AM
Great cards received from Thecoffeeshopgirl.
These are some really creative cards! I LOVE them.

Vicki Z
06-18-2008, 01:05 PM
We all need to find out where the Monsters are holding their picnic this summer. I understand it is going to be ELECTRIFYING, probably because Frankenstein is this years Disk Jocky.

Any other werewolves want to HOWL with us?

Vicki Z
06-24-2008, 07:50 AM
Now, how can you not be thinking about picnics and BarBQ and potato sack races this time of year? Just convert the games and festivities to Monster participants.
Any other brave souls want to sign up?

OrganicMama
06-28-2008, 10:46 AM
Can I draw Little Creepies for this one? Here's what I mean by that:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13858&w=s

If the answer is yes, then sign me up!!

Vicki Z
06-28-2008, 11:30 AM
Big Frankie, and Big Mummies don't bother me, but Little Creepies? Oh, that is going to give me the CREEPS! LOL

Sure, send them in. I will have an escape-proof box, and extra duct tape, ready to keep them safe (or ME safe) until I swap them out again.

You are definitely signed up. Thanks for participating.

nowzem
06-29-2008, 01:38 AM
I LOVE your little creepies, OMama :D

Vicki Z
06-29-2008, 09:25 AM
Yes, her little creepies do "get under your skin"
"SCRATCH!! scratch!"

Vicki Z
07-21-2008, 11:13 AM
Less than 2 weeks before your cards are due in my hands.
I have sent everyone (who has not yet sent in their cards) a PM, so please get your cards completed and mailed out.

OrganicMama
07-21-2008, 03:59 PM
I am doing mine this week, to send out ASAP.

Vicki Z
07-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Thanks for letting me know, OrganicMama.
I will watch for your cards.

Andreananda
07-26-2008, 02:54 PM
My monsters are on their way!

Vicki Z
07-27-2008, 05:09 AM
Thanks Andreananda
I will let you know when they arrive.

dolores4fun
07-28-2008, 02:54 PM
I just dropped mine in the mail slot at work and then found out that pick up was at 10:30am. I'm crossing my fingers that they make it in time. I was up until the wee hours finishing. I've scanned them and will upload them to the gallery tonight when I get home.

Vicki Z
07-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I am sure they will get here by due date. Most mail from TX gets to me pretty quickly.

OrganicMama
07-28-2008, 03:25 PM
Mine will go out today - probably in the evening pick up. I will upload pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Vicki Z
07-28-2008, 03:28 PM
Thanks for letting me know.
It looks like everyong is getting their cards mailed this week, but we should still be on time with returns.
I will let everyone know as cards come in.

dolores4fun
07-28-2008, 03:36 PM
It's all the tempting swaps. :jiggy: I'm very tempted to join your Joker swap, but I want to get caught up first.

Vicki Z
07-28-2008, 05:27 PM
LOL! The Joker swap isn't due for 6 weeks. You have plenty of time!!
No problem, come back if and when you can.

OrganicMama
07-29-2008, 01:43 AM
Here are my Creepies.

Vicki Z
07-29-2008, 07:13 AM
GREAT CARDS!!

dolores4fun
07-29-2008, 09:46 AM
I had jury duty all week last week on an aggravated robbery case. Last night I woke up dreaming that someone was pointing a gun and trying to take my ATCs. It's been a stressful couple of weeks. Last week, I also lost an entire stack of stamped envelopes containing ATCs. Hopefully they'll turn up. Anyways, I remembered to upload the pictures to my gallery in the wee hours of the morning and now I'm posting them here.

OrganicMama
07-29-2008, 10:49 AM
Those are great! I particularly love Charlie. Really a LOT.

Vicki Z
07-29-2008, 11:16 AM
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME cards.
All I can say is that they are so wonderful, that is probably the reason you were dreaming that someone wanted to steal them. Try drinking some catnip tea. It has a calming effect, and you sound like you could use it.


So, OM has a crush on Charlie. Is that a hint??

OrganicMama
07-29-2008, 11:26 AM
No, it's not a hint. It's more like a suggestion. I saw him and a story line for a picture book started playing in my head...:laugh:

dolores4fun
07-29-2008, 11:57 AM
They were fun to make. :jiggy: It's fun playing around with different themes.

dolores4fun
07-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot. I have an extra card for the host, but it's not finished yet. I'll finish up and send this weekend. It's not with the theme, but on your collection list. :)

Vicki Z
07-29-2008, 02:30 PM
WOW. Thanks.
I have a surprise to look forward to.

Vicki Z
07-30-2008, 07:36 AM
Wonderful cards received from Andreananda. Thanks for the extra.
Your monsters are great.

Vicki Z
07-31-2008, 08:22 AM
Wonderful cards received from OrganicMama. Thanks for the extra.
Your creepies are great.

Andreananda
08-01-2008, 09:30 AM
These cards are looking very nice!! Can't wait to see the returns!

Vicki Z
08-01-2008, 11:32 AM
I just received cards from Dolores4fun.
They are even more colorful and detailed IRL than in her scan.
These are all awesome cards, folks.
Only one person left, and I will start swapping out.
You are going to LOVE your returns!!!!

Vicki Z
08-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Received cards from Wudwooda today. More great cards!
That makes all cards in, so I will start sorting and send them out early next week.

Everyone did a MONSTROUS fine job.

Andreananda
08-03-2008, 11:16 PM
Can't wait to see them in person!

Vicki Z
08-04-2008, 05:35 PM
All returns were mailed out today.

Please remember to give iTrader (to me) and Rep / You Rock points (to the players whose cards you receive) when the cards arrive so that everyone knows where their creations ended up. Thanks so much for playing, everyone. This was a great swap, with great cards. I know you'll all be pleased.

kylieluvsart
08-05-2008, 01:49 AM
I can't wait either. thanks vicki!

dolores4fun
08-06-2008, 01:07 PM
Wow that was superfast! I just received my cards. Here's the extra I just finished for our fabulous hostess. I'll have her in the mail tomorrow.

Vicki Z
08-06-2008, 01:22 PM
OMG:D
I LOVE her!!!!!!:notworthy:
I am so looking forward to getting her in person. And it is so awesome that she is topless!!. I never could understand how mermaids had time to hunt around for seashell brassaires!
Thanks

P.S.
Pls remember to rep your Swap mates whose cards you received!

Andreananda
08-06-2008, 10:33 PM
Mine have rrived and I am about to leave rep points. Thank you to Vicki for hostessing and the cool "Don't lift the lid" card!

Thank you to OrganicMama, The Coffee Shop Girl and Wudwooda! This was a fun swap!

Vicki Z
08-07-2008, 07:10 AM
I am glad to see the cards arriving at their new homes. Everyone showed some real creativity with their creations. You are right, this was a FUN Swap!

dolores4fun
08-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Thanks andreananda, thecoffeeshopgirl, and OrganicMama. I love the cards. I think all of your rep points went through. My router is giving me issues and stopped while I was doing them. Let me know if you didn't receive them. The cards were a lot of fun! My kiddo (he's 5) was drawing Monster Picnics last night after looking at my cards. H:jiggy:e made a pie with a human foot sticking out. Ha! I'll have to use that next time around.

OrganicMama
08-08-2008, 12:48 AM
I love my cards - from kylieluvsart, Andreananda, VickiZ, and dolores4fun. Too cool Vicki, thanks for hosting a great swap! So creative!!!

Vicki Z
08-08-2008, 09:25 AM
Glad cards are arriving and folks are pleased.
Dolores4fun, if your kiddo is learning ART from you, he is going to be AWESOME! (Assuming he isn't already - great idea - foot in the pie)

OM, glad you like your returns. Hope Charlie likes his new home. I wanted to adopt him, so you had better treat him well, or I might adopt him yet. LOL

Anyone who has not yet received their returns, they are coming. They may even arrive in your mailbox today!!

kylieluvsart
08-12-2008, 04:50 AM
Vicki my cards have arrived and thanks again for being the host. thanks to Vicki Z Wudwooda, thecoffeeshopgirl, for their cards I love them all.

Vicki Z
08-12-2008, 07:20 AM
All but one person has indicated that they have received their cards. I will be Archiving this Thread shortly, if anyone has anything else they wish to post, please do so soon.

kylieluvsart
08-12-2008, 06:22 PM
Just thanks for the swap

Vicki Z
08-18-2008, 10:40 AM
I still have not heard from Thecoffeeshopgirl as to whether she received her cards or not, but everyone else has gotten back to me and confirmed receipt so I am archiving this thread.
I apologize if some of you don't know where your cards ended up. Thecoffeeshopgirl may have them, and I will keep messaging her to post and give you all rep points.

Thanks again for playing. This was a fun swap.