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TSMarie
08-01-2020, 01:24 AM
Swap Due Date – Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Sign-up Deadline – Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Withdrawal Deadline – None; no withdrawals allowed
Number of Cards – 1 card per person per group (total of 4 cards per group)
Number of Participants – 6 groups of 5 players per group
Theme – Chosen by players

PAT Guidelines/Rules:
1. In order to participate in this PAT, you must:
Have an established iTrader rating of +15.
Have received no negatives within the past 6 months.
Have received no neutrals within the past 3 months.
2. Themes must be chosen within 48 hours of joining the swap.
3. Chosen themes must fall into the stated group category of either “Regular” or “Open.”
“Regular” themes include generic themes that are easy to reference and/or find images for collage (ex. cats, castles, roses, cottage, etc.).
“Open” themes may be regular or challenging, and includes those that need research and/or are specific (ex. Irish castles, Alice in Wonderland, Medieval beasts, etc.)
4. You may only join up to 2 groups.
5. Each card must be the standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
6. Each card must be original and unique.
7. You must follow the themes requested by your group participants EXACTLY. Theme is the main focus of a PAT, so no deviations from theme requests are allowed. If a player requests a green cat and a blue one is submitted, it will be returned.
8. Embellishments must be relatively flat and lightweight; no bulky embellishments.
9. Cards must have a sturdy background and earn the name “card.”
10. Each card must be in an individual plastic sleeve (please no connecting photo album sleeves without also including individual sleeves).
11. Each card should be labeled with the swap name, your username, your real name, date of creation, your location, group number, and recipient name.

Mailing Guidelines:
1. Please mail cards in a business-sized envelope, spreading the cards over the space of the envelope.
2. Please protect your cards from damage in the mail by including a cardstock background or folder, or by placing individual cards within sturdy sleeve protectors.
3. If you tape your cards onto a sturdy background when mailing, please use an easy-release tape such as painter’s tape or washi tape. I don’t want anyone’s beautiful artwork to be damaged by tape.
4. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return cards.
5. If you are mailing from the U.S., one Forever stamp should cover the cost of returns if you are in just one group. Include a stamp for an additional ounce if you are in two groups.
6. If you are mailing internationally, please provide one of the following for your returns:
a. One Global U.S. Forever stamp per group.
b. One well-concealed $1 bill per group.

Make Note:
I am an on-time hostess! I will not wait for your cards! Do not over-commit yourself. Late cards--regardless of the reason (health, personal tragedy, job demands, etc.)--will result in a negative iTrader from me, and possibly from each of the other participants in your group. The only exception to this rule will be if you both show proof of finished cards (shared in the thread or messaged to me privately) AND notify me that they have been mailed (at the same time) at least 4 weeks in advance for international mail, and 2 weeks in advance for U.S. mail. I apologize if this seems harsh, but I view iTrader simply as a statement of fact, not as any sort of punishment or judgement of the artist.
*I know that the mail is funky right now due to the pandemic, but it is easy to avoid a negative iTrader by following the directions above regarding completion, notification, and mailing. I have made the sign-up date 5 weeks before the cards are due specifically to allow our international players the full four weeks for mailing.
*When you are ready to mail your cards, please just private message me for my address.
*iTraders will be given when cards are received by me and appropriate theme material is verified.
*Please note that cards must be received by the due date.
*A host card would be greatly appreciated and loved, but is never required. :)
*Please make sure to leave an iTrader for your host (me) and for each participant in your group.

To Join This Swap:
You must verify that you have read the above by joining with the statement:
“I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

Who would like to play?

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 11:59 AM
Group 1 – HD/HP – Regular Themes
1. Ancient Planter (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085243#post2085243) - black cat(s)
2. CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085262#post2085262) - whimsical owl(s)
3. ceejay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085264#post2085264) - raccoons
4. aginghippychic (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085294#post2085294) - sunflower(s)
5. artbymee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085855#post2085855) - goat

Group 2 – HD/HP – Open Themes
1. Terri F (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085207#post2085207) - Great Pyrenees puppy with black patches around her eyes
2. karenr (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085248#post2085248) - Frida Kahlo
3. Monroy28 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085377#post2085377) - Marie Antoinette
4. josiesuelupin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085383#post2085383) - character from the original Stargate (Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal’c)
5. miss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085409#post2085409) - character from the TV show The Umbrella Academy

Group 3 – Collage – Regular Themes
1. TSMarie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085200#post2085200) - nighttime garden
2. chimerix (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085222#post2085222) - non-cutsie octopus
3. ferretgirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085396#post2085396) - a wolf
4. Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085312#post2085312) - extreme weather (thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados)
5. Fierce Armadillo (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085420#post2085420) - a cute or fancy rat

Group 4 – Collage – Open Themes
1. TSMarie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085200#post2085200) - Old Time Radio Show(s) (favorites include Burns and Allen, A Day in the Life of Dennis Day, Our Miss Brooks, The Life of Riley, Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show)
2. chimerix (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085222#post2085222) - The Emerald City
3. Allegrae (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085312#post2085312) - a social issue in sports (click here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii3yy1m2hpt1oga/Social%20issues%20in%20sports.jpg?dl=0) for ideas)
4. LucyMc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085484#post2085484) - Outlander
5. Closed

Group 5 – Altered Playing Cards (APCs) – Regular Themes
1. karr3ll (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085282#post2085282) - cow(s) (P2:A❤; P3:2❤; P4:3❤; P5:4❤)
2. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085709#post2085709) - turtle(s) (P1:A❤; P3:A♦; P4:A♠; P5:A♣)
3. LucyMc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085484#post2085484) - owl(s) (P1:2❤; P2:4♣; P4:2♦; P5:2♠)
4. katelnorth (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2087258#post2087258) - dark and creepy Halloween (P1:A♣; P2:2♣; P3:3♣; P5:5♣)
5. JudyLee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2087325#post2087325) - Vintage Halloween (love text on cards) (P1:A❤; P2:A♦; P3:A♠; P4:A♣)

Group 6 – Altered Playing Cards (APCs) – Open Themes
1. karr3ll (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085282#post2085282) - vintage Christmas (P2:4❤; P3:6❤; P4:8❤; P5:2♦)
2. AngelJoy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37435-August-PAT-open-theme-due-Oct-8th-2020&p=2085709#post2085709) - Minion(s) (P1:A❤; P3:A♦; P4:A♠; P5:A♣)
3. Closed
4. Closed
5. Closed

Ancient Planter
08-01-2020, 12:04 PM
Please put me down for group one with a theme of black cats. Thanks!

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 12:14 PM
Please put me down for group one with a theme of black cats. Thanks!

Hello Ancient Planter! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. :) Looking forward to adding you!

Terri F
08-01-2020, 01:00 PM
I would love to be in Group One.

Theme being Great Pyrenees Puppy with black patches around her eyes.

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 01:19 PM
I would love to be in Group One.

Theme being Great Pyrenees Puppy with black patches around her eyes.

Hello Terri F! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. (Also, a specific breed would be Open Theme, so group 2.) :)

Terri F
08-01-2020, 02:26 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

TSMarie Ok...I was wondering that it may be Group Number Two.

Thanks

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 02:26 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

TSMarie Ok...I was wondering that it may be Group Number Two.

Thanks

Thanks Terri! Will add you! :)

chimerix
08-01-2020, 04:16 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

I'd love to be in groups 3 & 4
Group 3 - The Emerald City
Group 4 - Cthulhu

Ancient Planter
08-01-2020, 06:19 PM
“I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

Group 1, black cats. Thanks.

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 06:47 PM
“I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

Group 1, black cats. Thanks.

Thank you, Ancient Planter! Adding you now! :)

Also, is one black cat O.K. or does it need to be black cats, plural?

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 06:50 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

I'd love to be in groups 3 & 4
Group 3 - The Emerald City
Group 4 - Cthulhu

Thank you, chimerix! For Group 3, it is just "regular" themes, which can't be something specific like The Emerald City. Would you like something else? And if you can only have The Emerald City or Cthulhu for Group 4, which would you prefer?

karenr
08-01-2020, 06:51 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.
May I please join Group 1 with the theme Frida Kahlo. (Or Group 2 if you think it belongs there).

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 06:53 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.
May I please join Group 1 with the theme Frida Kahlo. (Or Group 2 if you think it belongs there).

Haha! I think I need to modify my definition of "Regular" and "Open." I would actually prefer to broaden "Regular," but am always afraid that the folks who want an easy theme would be scared away by more specific requests. Next time, perhaps! For this one, it would be Group 2. :)

ferretgirl
08-01-2020, 08:23 PM
I have read & understand the swap guidelines & rules.

Group three please & I will be back with a theme.

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 09:15 PM
I have read & understand the swap guidelines & rules.

Group three please & I will be back with a theme.

Wonderful! Glad to see you, ferretgirl! ;)

CiCiCreates
08-01-2020, 09:31 PM
I have read and understood the swap rules. May I join group 1 with a theme of “whimsical owls” please?

ceejay
08-01-2020, 09:53 PM
I have read and understand the guidelines and rules for this swap.
I'd like to join ... Group one - HD/HP - theme: Raccoons

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 10:31 PM
I have read and understood the swap rules. May I join group 1 with a theme of “whimsical owls” please?

Absolutely, CiCi! Happy to see you! :) And is just one whimsical owl ok, or does it need to be owls, plural? I always like to make sure!

TSMarie
08-01-2020, 10:34 PM
I have read and understand the guidelines and rules for this swap.
I'd like to join ... Group one - HD/HP - theme: Raccoons

Welcome, ceejay! Adding you now! And same question: does your theme need to be raccoons plural, or is one raccoon also ok? Thanks!

Karr3ll
08-02-2020, 12:29 AM
Hi please sign me up, I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

Group 5 theme COW(s)
HEARTS: P2-ACE, P3-2, P4-3, P5-4

Groups 6 theme VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
P2-4 hearts, P3-6 hearts, P4-8 hearts, P5-2 diamonds

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 01:46 AM
Hi please sign me up, I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

Group 5 theme COW(s)
HEARTS: P2-ACE, P3-2, P4-3, P5-4

Groups 6 theme VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
P2-4 hearts, P3-6 hearts, P4-8 hearts, P5-2 diamonds

Absolutely, Karr3ll! Thanks for joining! :)

chimerix
08-02-2020, 02:56 AM
Thank you, chimerix! For Group 3, it is just "regular" themes, which can't be something specific like The Emerald City. Would you like something else? And if you can only have The Emerald City or Cthulhu for Group 4, which would you prefer?

Okie-dokie. Thanks so much.

For Group 3 - non cutesie Octopus
For Group 4 - The Emerald City

ferretgirl
08-02-2020, 04:06 AM
TSMarie, Can I do Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz?

aginghippychic
08-02-2020, 06:43 AM
I’d like to join group 1 please. Sunflowers. I’ve read and understand the rules.

CiCiCreates
08-02-2020, 09:17 AM
TSMarie, just one owl on the card is fine! I guess my plural referred to the 4 player/partners that would be doing my owl(s).

Allegrae
08-02-2020, 11:20 AM
Groups 3 & 4, please -- themes to follow

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 01:15 PM
TSMarie, Can I do Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz?

Hello ferretgirl. That would be group 4. Shall I go ahead and switch you?

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 01:16 PM
I’d like to join group 1 please. Sunflowers. I’ve read and understand the rules.

Welcome, aginghippychic! So glad you could join is!

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 01:17 PM
TSMarie, just one owl on the card is fine! I guess my plural referred to the 4 player/partners that would be doing my owl(s).

Thanks for clarifying, CiCi! :)

aginghippychic
08-02-2020, 01:48 PM
Hi TSMarie, for my sunflower cards, one or multiple would be great! :)

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 02:09 PM
Hi TSMarie, for my sunflower cards, one or multiple would be great! :)

Great! Thanks, aginghippychic! :)

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 03:44 PM
Okie-dokie. Thanks so much.

For Group 3 - non cutesie Octopus
For Group 4 - The Emerald City

Will update! Thanks, chimerix! :)

Monroy28
08-02-2020, 11:10 PM
I have read and understand swap guidelines and rules. Can I play please ... group 2 -marie Antoinette

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 11:34 PM
Groups 3 & 4, please -- themes to follow

I have your spots reserved, Allegrae, but please review the full swap guidelines to join. Thanks!

TSMarie
08-02-2020, 11:34 PM
I have read and understand swap guidelines and rules. Can I play please ... group 2 -marie Antoinette

Absolutely, Monroy28! Welcome to the fun! :)

Fandanie
08-03-2020, 12:13 AM
Group one please. Coleus leaf

josiesuelupin
08-03-2020, 12:54 AM
Hi! Can I join group 2 with a theme of “stargate characters”

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 12:58 AM
Group one please. Coleus leaf

Hello Fandanie. Please review the full swap guidelines to join. :) Also, a specific leaf would be group 2.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 12:58 AM
Hi! Can I join group 2 with a theme of “stargate characters”

Hello josiesuelupin. Please review the full swap guidelines to join. :)

josiesuelupin
08-03-2020, 01:01 AM
Watch me being too focused on my theme haha.

Group two with the theme of stargate characters :)

I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 01:01 AM
Watch me being too focused on my theme haha.

Group two with the theme of stargate characters :)

I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

Thank you, josiesuelupin! Welcome to the fun! :)

ferretgirl
08-03-2020, 04:11 AM
Okay, I'll take Group 3 with Wizard Of Oz...

Allegrae
08-03-2020, 05:17 AM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

miss
08-03-2020, 09:51 AM
Can I get the last spot in group 2, please, with characters from the TV show The Umbrella Academy?

I have read and understand the swap rules.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 10:28 AM
Okay, I'll take Group 3 with Wizard Of Oz...

Hello ferretgirl. The Wizard of Oz would still be group 4. The theme breakdown is as follows:

“Regular” themes include generic themes that are easy to reference and/or find images for collage (ex. cats, castles, roses, cottage, etc.).
“Open” themes may be regular or challenging, and includes those that need research and/or are specific (ex. Irish castles, Alice in Wonderland, Medieval beasts, etc.)

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 10:29 AM
Can I get the last spot in group 2, please, with characters from the TV show The Umbrella Academy?

I have read and understand the swap rules.

Absolutely! Welcome to the swap, miss! :)

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 10:37 AM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.

Thanks, Allegrae! You're good to choose themes. :)

Fandanie
08-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Group 1. Plant leaf

Fierce Armadillo
08-03-2020, 11:06 AM
I would like to join this swap.
I read and re-read the rules and I think I finally understand what a PAT swap is after so many years of trading. I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.
If I qualify, I would like to join one of the "regular" or simple swaps, whichever spot is not taken by someone else.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 12:10 PM
I would like to join this swap.
I read and re-read the rules and I think I finally understand what a PAT swap is after so many years of trading. I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.
If I qualify, I would like to join one of the "regular" or simple swaps, whichever spot is not taken by someone else.

Welcome, Fierce Armadillo. Is group 3, collage with generic/regular themes good for you? If so, please just let me know what your own chosen theme will be. And we are here to help if you have any questions. :)

Fierce Armadillo
08-03-2020, 12:51 PM
Group 3 is great! I like the theme choices I see there so far.
Put me down as yet another TBD for now, and I will give my choice a little thinking...

ferretgirl
08-03-2020, 05:19 PM
Well, beings that I really don't want to have to think too hard about any themes I will stay with Group 3 & pick a wolf as my theme. Just one wolf.

LucyMc
08-03-2020, 08:06 PM
Can I take the last spot in Group 4 please with Outlander? And play in Group 5 APCs with the theme of Owls (will come back with cards) please!

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 08:42 PM
Well, beings that I really don't want to have to think too hard about any themes I will stay with Group 3 & pick a wolf as my theme. Just one wolf.

Sure thing, ferretgirl! Will update!

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 08:45 PM
Can I take the last spot in Group 4 please with Outlander? And play in Group 5 APCs with the theme of Owls (will come back with cards) please!

Hello LucyMc! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. Thanks! :)

CiCiCreates
08-03-2020, 09:06 PM
TSMarie, did you catch Fandanie’s post #49 where she suggests “plant leaf” instead of “coleus leaf”? I only noticed because she would be in Group 1 and isn’t listed yet.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 10:17 PM
TSMarie, did you catch Fandanie’s post #49 where she suggests “plant leaf” instead of “coleus leaf”? I only noticed because she would be in Group 1 and isn’t listed yet.

Yes, thank you, CiCi. I PMed her to let her know that would be good for group 1, but she has not yet confirmed that she has read the full swap guidelines. Thanks for the heads-up, though! :)

Fierce Armadillo
08-03-2020, 11:20 PM
Could I choose the Blessed Virgin Mary? It's usually pretty easy to find collage-able images of her.
But if that's too complex I can choose something else.

TSMarie
08-03-2020, 11:46 PM
Could I choose the Blessed Virgin Mary? It's usually pretty easy to find collage-able images of her.
But if that's too complex I can choose something else.

Unfortunately, for group 3 it has to be a "generic" theme, so it could not be Mary. Alternatively, you could try group 4, if you're up for the challenge. :)

Fierce Armadillo
08-04-2020, 11:04 AM
OK. I think I need help here! My main consideration is, choosing something which will be easy to find collageable images of. I keep thinking, "will this be easy to find? How easy?" I know some people might not be able to source new stuff at this time, but it's impossible to guess what might already be in everyone's stash.

To me, Mary seemed far easier to find than my other choice: a cute or appealing rat. The Virgin Mary appears on postage stamps at least, and I didn't want to request a cute rat because I doubt many people collect images of rats! (Most people hate them!) Am I over-thinking this? :)

Allegrae
08-04-2020, 11:19 AM
My themes:

Group 3: Extreme weather (thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes)
Group 4: A social issue in sports (click here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii3yy1m2hpt1oga/Social%20issues%20in%20sports.jpg?dl=0) for ideas)

TSMarie
08-04-2020, 12:58 PM
OK. I think I need help here! My main consideration is, choosing something which will be easy to find collageable images of. I keep thinking, "will this be easy to find? How easy?" I know some people might not be able to source new stuff at this time, but it's impossible to guess what might already be in everyone's stash.

To me, Mary seemed far easier to find than my other choice: a cute or appealing rat. The Virgin Mary appears on postage stamps at least, and I didn't want to request a cute rat because I doubt many people collect images of rats! (Most people hate them!) Am I over-thinking this? :)

No worries, Fierce Armadillo! I think a cute rat would be a great theme for group 3, and it does qualify as "generic!" Shall we just go with that? :)

TSMarie
08-04-2020, 12:59 PM
My themes:

Group 3: Extreme weather (thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes)
Group 4: A social issue in sports (click here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ii3yy1m2hpt1oga/Social%20issues%20in%20sports.jpg?dl=0) for ideas)

Thanks, Allegrae! Will update when I get to a PC.

Fierce Armadillo
08-04-2020, 02:10 PM
Yes! A cute or fancy rat! <3

TSMarie
08-04-2020, 08:40 PM
Yes! A cute or fancy rat! <3

Perfect! Will go ahead and update. And I just did a search for a cute rat and there are soooo many good choices! :)

TSMarie
08-04-2020, 08:44 PM
Please sign me up for group 5 and group 6

Theme for gr5 is Cats-
Player1- 9 hearts
Player3- 7 hearts
Player4- 10 hearts
Player5- 10 spades

Theme for gr6 is Cactus
Player 1- A diamonds
Player 3- Q hearts
Player 4- K diamonds
Player 5- Q diamonds

Hello Suzi! Good to see you! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. :)

Suzi
08-05-2020, 10:09 AM
Hello Suzi! Good to see you! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. :)

Sorry, I’ve changed my mind. Please disregard my request to join.

Terri F
08-05-2020, 01:29 PM
Ready to Mail. I saw that I already have your addy. :)

AngelJoy
08-05-2020, 05:04 PM
“I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

I would love to join:

Group 5 for turtles
P1: A of hearts
P3: A of diamonds
P4: A of spades
P5: A of clubs

Group 6 for Minions
P1: A of hearts
P3: A of diamonds
P4: A of spades
P5: A of clubs

TSMarie
08-05-2020, 08:57 PM
Sorry, I’ve changed my mind. Please disregard my request to join.

Thanks for letting me know, Suzi. If you find that your time frees up in the near future, come and check us out again! :)

TSMarie
08-05-2020, 08:58 PM
“I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules.”

I would love to join:

Group 5 for turtles
P1: A of hearts
P3: A of diamonds
P4: A of spades
P5: A of clubs

Group 6 for Minions
P1: A of hearts
P3: A of diamonds
P4: A of spades
P5: A of clubs

Welcome, AngelJoy! So glad to have you! :)

Monroy28
08-06-2020, 12:14 AM
I am almost done with group 2... worked real hard... I think and hope group 2 will like it. If no one takes the last spot in group 1 before u close it. I will grab it. If that is possible? But I would like to leave it to some one who has not visited the trade yet.. still early.

TSMarie
08-06-2020, 01:06 AM
I am almost done with group 2... worked real hard... I think and hope group 2 will like it. If no one takes the last spot in group 1 before u close it. I will grab it. If that is possible? But I would like to leave it to some one who has not visited the trade yet.. still early.

Group 2 is rockin' it! :) Monroy, I can certainly offer you the spot just before closing if no one else has picked it up first.

LucyMc
08-06-2020, 05:21 PM
Hello LucyMc! Please review the full swap guidelines to join. Thanks! :)

I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules

artbymee
08-06-2020, 09:50 PM
I have read and understand the swap rules and guidelines.
Sign me up please
Group 1, player 5, word goat

TSMarie
08-06-2020, 10:52 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules

Thank you, LucyMc! Welcome aboard! :)

TSMarie
08-06-2020, 10:56 PM
I have read and understand the swap rules and guidelines.
Sign me up please
Group 1, player 5, word goat

Welcome, artbymee! So glad you could join us! :)

Ancient Planter
08-09-2020, 11:12 PM
My group 1 ATCs are all done and ready to mail. Will pm you for your address, and will post photos in the PAT gallery in the morning. :jiggy:

TSMarie
08-12-2020, 01:02 AM
~Mail Call!~
Terri F, your fabulous cards have arrived!

artbymee
08-12-2020, 12:13 PM
These are my cards for Group 1
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CiCiCreates
08-12-2020, 12:20 PM
Love my cute owl - he looks curious about something.

artbymee
08-12-2020, 03:04 PM
I'm glad you like your White owl. He does look curious doesn't he. He's probably anxiously awaiting his new home.

TSMarie
08-13-2020, 12:52 AM
~Mail Call!~
Monroy28, your wonderful cards have arrived!

catladybj
08-13-2020, 04:55 AM
Here for eye candy

TSMarie
08-17-2020, 11:53 PM
~Mail Call!~
artbymee, your gorgeous cards have landed!

miss
08-18-2020, 11:47 AM
My cards went in the mail today!

TSMarie
08-18-2020, 11:17 PM
My cards went in the mail today!

Thanks for letting me know, miss! :)

katelnorth
08-19-2020, 10:06 AM
TS Marie - are you still taking players for the groups which aren't full? Finally got to a point where I have caught up with life enough to join some swaps, and I wouldn't mind a space in one of those APC groups if you are willing to add me!

If so, I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules

and I would like to join Group 5 with a theme of Hallowe'en (artists' choice but if you want some guidance, I prefer dark and creepy to cute)

P1: Aclubs, P2 2 Clubs, P3 3 Clubs, p4 me, P5 5 clubs

TSMarie
08-19-2020, 10:14 AM
TS Marie - are you still taking players for the groups which aren't full? Finally got to a point where I have caught up with life enough to join some swaps, and I wouldn't mind a space in one of those APC groups if you are willing to add me!

If so, I have read and understand the swap guidelines and rules

and I would like to join Group 5 with a theme of Hallowe'en (artists' choice but if you want some guidance, I prefer dark and creepy to cute)

P1: Aclubs, P2 2 Clubs, P3 3 Clubs, p4 me, P5 5 clubs

Yay, katelnorth! We would love to have you! Welcome to the swap. :)

JudyLee
08-19-2020, 11:25 PM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines. Please sign me up for group 5. I’ll be back in the morning with my theme and cards. Thank you!

TSMarie
08-20-2020, 10:08 AM
I have read and understand the swap guidelines. Please sign me up for group 5. I’ll be back in the morning with my theme and cards. Thank you!

Fantastic, JudyLee! Your fellow APCers will be so glad to be full! :)

TSMarie
08-21-2020, 10:01 PM
~Mail Call!~
miss, your wonderful cards have arrived!

JudyLee
08-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Sorry for the delay! Here are my theme and cards.
Theme- Vintage Halloween ( I love text on my cards)
Player 1 ace of hearts
Player 2 ace of diamonds
Player 3 ace of spades
Player 4 ace of clubs

Thank you!!

TSMarie
08-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Sorry for the delay! Here are my theme and cards.
Theme- Vintage Halloween ( I love text on my cards)
Player 1 ace of hearts
Player 2 ace of diamonds
Player 3 ace of spades
Player 4 ace of clubs

Thank you!!

Thanks so much, JudyLee! :)

CiCiCreates
08-22-2020, 02:47 PM
Here is my set for my Group 1 partners:

TSMarie
08-22-2020, 03:41 PM
Here is my set for my Group 1 partners:

These are wonderful! Super cute!

TSMarie
08-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Just four more spots to fill: one in mixed media collage, and three in APCs! :)

CiCiCreates
08-26-2020, 01:29 PM
TSMarie, just letting you know that my cards were mailed this morning.

AngelJoy
08-28-2020, 05:39 PM
My APCs for Group 5 and Group 6. I will hold off mailing as long as I can to see if Group 6 fills in.

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Group 5
karr3ll - cow
LucyMc - owl
katelnorth - dark and creepy Halloween
JudyLee - Vintage Halloween

Group 6
karr3ll - vintage Christmas

TSMarie
08-28-2020, 11:51 PM
My APCs for Group 5 and Group 6. I will hold off mailing as long as I can to see if Group 6 fills in.

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Group 5
karr3ll - cow
LucyMc - owl
katelnorth - dark and creepy Halloween
JudyLee - Vintage Halloween

Group 6
karr3ll - vintage Christmas

Those are lovely, AngelJoy! Thanks for sharing! :)

TSMarie
08-28-2020, 11:57 PM
~Mail Call!~
CiCiCreates, your beautiful cards have arrived!

TSMarie
08-28-2020, 11:58 PM
Hello Folks! Wanted to give you all a heads-up that the swap sign-ups will close next Thursday in order to allow our international players enough time to get their cards in on time. So if you know of anyone that might be thinking of filling in our few open spots, give them a nudge!

*This also means that our mailing deadline for international cards is just under two weeks away on Sept. 10th, which gives the cards four full weeks to travel.* :)

CiCiCreates
08-29-2020, 12:11 AM
~Mail Call!~
CiCiCreates, your beautiful cards have arrived!

That’s fantastic! I mailed them on the 26th!

aginghippychic
08-29-2020, 09:08 AM
Here are my Group 1 cards:
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Ancient Planter
08-29-2020, 10:44 AM
I LOVE my black cat, aginghippychic!

TSMarie
08-29-2020, 12:22 PM
Here are my Group 1 cards:
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These are so adorable! :)

CiCiCreates
08-29-2020, 12:53 PM
Love my owl, Aginghippychic!!

karenr
09-03-2020, 06:27 PM
These are the Group 2 cards, and host card, that I mailed on August 21. I really hope they arrive in time.

TSMarie
09-03-2020, 10:14 PM
These are the Group 2 cards, and host card, that I mailed on August 21. I really hope they arrive in time.

Thanks so much, karenr. Fingers crossed for a timely arrival. And love my gorgeous lady! Many thanks! :)

TSMarie
09-03-2020, 10:15 PM
~Mail Call!~
aginghippychic, your beautiful creations have arrived!

katelnorth
09-05-2020, 11:21 AM
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Here are my cards for Group 5 - these are going in the mail on Monday (well, they might go in a postbox tomorrow, if I go for a walk, but they won't get picked up until Monday).

3 of hearts with cows for Karr3ll; A of spades with turtle for AngelJoy; 2 of diamonds with owls for LucyMc; Vintage Hallowe'en A of clubs for JudyLee (this one nearly didn't make it out of the house, Judy!) and a hostie for TSMarie.

If anyone in Group 5 hasn't done my Hallowe'en card yet, just wanted to say, something like this would be fine - doesn't have to be really dark and creepy, I'm just not a big fan of really cutesie stuff. On the other hand, if that's all you have, I'll still cherish the card!

TSMarie
09-05-2020, 11:47 AM
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Here are my cards for Group 5 - these are going in the mail on Monday (well, they might go in a postbox tomorrow, if I go for a walk, but they won't get picked up until Monday).

3 of hearts with cows for Karr3ll; A of spades with turtle for AngelJoy; 2 of diamonds with owls for LucyMc; Vintage Hallowe'en A of clubs for JudyLee (this one nearly didn't make it out of the house, Judy!) and a hostie for TSMarie.

If anyone in Group 5 hasn't done my Hallowe'en card yet, just wanted to say, something like this would be fine - doesn't have to be really dark and creepy, I'm just not a big fan of really cutesie stuff. On the other hand, if that's all you have, I'll still cherish the card!

Such a great collection, and I love that hostie! What a cool mosaic lady. Do you know where she's from?

AngelJoy
09-05-2020, 11:57 AM
Love my turtle, katelnorth, thanks!

katelnorth
09-05-2020, 01:28 PM
Such a great collection, and I love that hostie! What a cool mosaic lady. Do you know where she's from?

Sorry, I don't remember exactly - it was from a little guide booklet from a museum exhibition, I'm pretty sure, but I'm not sure where (or when) from. But it says in your profile that you like religious iconography, so I thought it might appeal.

katelnorth
09-05-2020, 01:32 PM
Ooh, hang on - just remembered I have part of a page I cut it from! Still not sure precisely where it's from, but the page is headed "Theodora, Justinian's Wife". I'm thinking it might have been from an exhibit at the Barber Institute in Birmingham (http://barber.org.uk/the-last-roman/) That exhibit was mostly coins, so I could be wrong, and I don't seem to have enough of the page to tell for sure (but I definitely went to see the exhbit, so it's possible)!

Originally I think I thought it might be a saint because of the gold halo. But maybe not - anyway, she's still cool.

(OK, I googled a bit more, and it's definitely her - you can see the full mosaic here https://virily.com/culture/empress-theodora-saved-emperor-justinian/)

AngelJoy
09-05-2020, 03:08 PM
My cards will go out in Tuesday's mail. Fun swap!

katelnorth
09-09-2020, 12:42 PM
Just wanted to confirm that my cards DID go in the post on Monday (7th Sept). As that's a month before the deadline, they will probably take 4 days to get to you, lol.

TSMarie
09-10-2020, 12:49 AM
Ooh, hang on - just remembered I have part of a page I cut it from! Still not sure precisely where it's from, but the page is headed "Theodora, Justinian's Wife". I'm thinking it might have been from an exhibit at the Barber Institute in Birmingham (http://barber.org.uk/the-last-roman/) That exhibit was mostly coins, so I could be wrong, and I don't seem to have enough of the page to tell for sure (but I definitely went to see the exhbit, so it's possible)!

Originally I think I thought it might be a saint because of the gold halo. But maybe not - anyway, she's still cool.

(OK, I googled a bit more, and it's definitely her - you can see the full mosaic here https://virily.com/culture/empress-theodora-saved-emperor-justinian/)

Thanks so much for checking! Mosaics show up quite a bit in my "Archaeology" magazines and I just love them. I will have to add a little note to her card so I remember where she is from.

And thanks also for letting me know you've mailed. You're so right about the travel time for your envelope! It will probably be speedy since we've given it so much time. :)

TSMarie
09-10-2020, 12:50 AM
My cards will go out in Tuesday's mail. Fun swap!

Thanks for letting me know, AngelJoy! :)

TSMarie
09-11-2020, 09:48 PM
~Mail Call!~
AngelJoy and karenr, your fabulous cards have landed!

AngelJoy
09-11-2020, 10:45 PM
Wow, they got there fast! I'm impressed -- and rather surprised! :)

karenr
09-11-2020, 10:55 PM
YAY!!! I can't tell you how happy I am that they have arrived! :jiggy:

LucyMc
09-14-2020, 12:36 PM
Mail call ....

my cards are in the mail and have a tracking number of : RN501637251GB which can be checked at www.royalmail.com

and here are my cards just so's you know what's a-coming your way!


Group 4

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And a hostess card ... 218130

LucyMc
09-14-2020, 12:38 PM
And Group 5

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TSMarie
09-14-2020, 10:09 PM
And Group 5

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218132

218133

218134

What wonderful sets, Lucy! And good to know your cards have a tracker. Hopefully, we'll see them fly quickly to AZ! :)

TSMarie
09-16-2020, 09:17 PM
~Mail Call!~
katelnorth, your cards have crossed the pond and made it my house!

TSMarie
09-19-2020, 12:43 PM
Hello Folks! Just a quick reminder that next Thursday, Sept. 24th, is the recommended mailing deadline for U.S. players. The mail has been very funky lately so don't leave a timely arrival to chance! Please remember that you need to both post pictures of your cards and let me know that you have mailed by the recommended deadline in order to ensure a positive iTrader regardless of the USPS. Thank you all! :)

chimerix
09-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Mine are out in today's mail. Aloha

TSMarie
09-21-2020, 09:59 PM
Mine are out in today's mail. Aloha

Thanks for letting me know, chimerix! :)

TSMarie
09-21-2020, 10:00 PM
~Mail Call!~
LucyMc, your wonderful cards have arrived safe and sound!

josiesuelupin
09-24-2020, 05:55 AM
https://imgur.com/gallery/hctuxavMine are finished and I will be mailing today! Images at link!

LucyMc
09-24-2020, 07:30 AM
~Mail Call!~
LucyMc, your wonderful cards have arrived safe and sound!

Yay! Thanks for letting me know! :jiggy:

Karr3ll
09-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Cards will go out in the morning:)

TSMarie
09-25-2020, 09:33 PM
~Mail Call!~
Fierce Armadillo, your wonderful cards have arrived!

ceejay
09-28-2020, 11:10 AM
TSMarie ... I've been trying to reach you by PM, since Friday, my messages don't seem to be going thru. I believe, if I get them in the mail today, they can still arrive before the October 8th due date. Please PM me your addy so I can get them out to you. I don't care about a negative itrader, only want to do my part for my fellow players in group l. Thanks ... here are my finished cards.218536218535218543218542

TSMarie
09-28-2020, 09:49 PM
TSMarie ... I've been trying to reach you by PM, since Friday, my messages don't seem to be going thru. I believe, if I get them in the mail today, they can still arrive before the October 8th due date. Please PM me your addy so I can get them out to you. I don't care about a negative itrader, only want to do my part for my fellow players in group l. Thanks ... here are my finished cards.218536218535218543218542

Hello ceejay! My inbox is not full so I'm not sure what the issue would be? I've PMed my address. Please let me know if you get it.

TSMarie
09-28-2020, 10:07 PM
~Mail Call!~
chimerix and joseisuelupin, your beauties have arrived!

TSMarie
09-30-2020, 09:26 PM
~Mail Call!~
Karr3ll, your lovely cards have arrived!

Allegrae
10-02-2020, 09:56 AM
My cards have mailed!

TSMarie
10-02-2020, 10:12 PM
~Mail Call!~
JudyLee and ceejay, your wonderful cards have arrived!

ceejay
10-02-2020, 11:17 PM
Thanks, so glad they made it in time ... and thanks for the positive I'trader.

Terri F
10-03-2020, 09:12 AM
Wonderful cards arrived from my Group 2 players. Love them all. Thank you!

Monroy28
10-04-2020, 12:44 PM
WOW such talented artist here. I received my group 2 cards. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my cards. My Marie Antionette are all different but you can still tell it is her. Thank you Josiesuelupin, Terri F, Miss and karenr........such talent. thank you ...and to our hostessTSMarie . Pat are a lot of hard work but well worth it.

Allegrae
10-06-2020, 08:28 AM
Checking to see if you have my cards. According to USPS, they were delivered yesterday.

TSMarie
10-06-2020, 11:03 AM
Checking to see if you have my cards. According to USPS, they were delivered yesterday.

Hello Allegrae! Yes, your cards have arrived. So sorry I didn't get a chance to check them in. I will do so after I get the mail today.

TSMarie
10-06-2020, 06:55 PM
~Mail Call!~
Allegrae, your cards have arrived and have been officially checked in! :)

TSMarie
10-08-2020, 11:57 PM
~Mail Call!~
Woo-hoo! ferretgirl, your beauties have arrived!

aginghippychic
10-09-2020, 02:31 PM
I received my wonderful Group 1 Sunflower cards today. I-traders have been left. Thanks for our host and all the Group 1 players!!

CiCiCreates
10-09-2020, 02:46 PM
I also have received my whimsical owls from Group 1, love them! ITraders coming soon.

AngelJoy
10-14-2020, 08:42 PM
Received my cards! Thanks, TSMarie, for hosting! Off to leave iTraders.

katelnorth
10-18-2020, 08:39 AM
Received my cards safely - will leave iTraders a bit later. Thanks everyone!

JudyLee
10-18-2020, 01:02 PM
Received my super cute Halloween cards last week! Thank you!!!!

karenr
10-20-2020, 04:31 AM
Received my Group 2 cards today, thank you so much!

TSMarie
10-27-2020, 02:41 PM
Hello Folks, I believe that all players should have their cards by now. If you have not yet done so, please make sure to leave iTraders for me as your host, and for your fellow group-mates. I will be archiving this thread in a couple of days. Thanks so much for playing, and best wishes to you all! :)