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BArox818
08-06-2020, 04:21 AM
Swap Due Date – October 18th
Withdrawal Deadline – None, just communicate
Number of ATCs –3:3 or 6:6
Number of Participants – Unlimited
Medium: –collage/mixed media

FUN AT THE FLEA MARKET SWAP: DUE OCTOBER 18, 2020

There's an old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure" and if you've ever been to a flea market or 2nd-hand shop you'll know exactly what they meant by it.

I love going shopping at flea markets. Its like a treasure hunt, weeding through people's "junk" to find a "hidden gem" They have so many unique finds, and it is such an adventure to seek them out!
I don't know about you, but I could certainly use an adventure...So, who would like to join me for a treasure hunt? (virtual of course)

For this swap, you will create 3 or 6 ATCs collage cards by "treasure hunting" through magazines, books, etc. Find images that make you think of flea markets, antique shops, thrift stores, swap meets, or even yards sales...anywhere you can find unique 2nd-hand goods. Show me what you would buy or what would catch your eye? Show me the old stuff that otherwise wouldn't be around anymore, the rare stuff that you'll probably never see ever again, and the really weird stuff that you didn't even know existed but now you have to have it! Perhaps you'd buy (clip) an item because it reminds you of someone or maybe you are adding to a collection (I, myself have a collection of 2nd hand clowns) Did the item make you laugh? Would it make a good prank gift? How about a conversation piece for your living room? Really, anything goes, as long as the item(s) or it's surroundings has a "thrifted" vibe and you tell the item(s) story through supporting imagery.

Card guidelines
Send 3 or 6 cards in standard ATC size (2.5” x 3.5”)
(if you want to include an extra for the hostess, it would be cherished but not required)
ensure all cards are in their protective plastic sleeves.
Put (at least) your name, user name and swap name on the backs of all cards.

Media
This is a collage swap which means you are collaging multiple images onto your cards. At least your item(s) and it's supporting imagery. You may choose to make your collage a mixed media by painting/accenting etc, as long as the imagery can still be clearly seen.

Mailing
PM me for my address when you are ready to mail

U.S. players: Please include a SASE with enough postage for your returns. Recommend 1 forever stamp for 3 cards and 2 stamps for 6 cards.
International players: Please include a large mailing label with your return address and $1 or global forever stamp per 3 cards.

That about sums it up... Please be mindful of deadlines and feel free to ask if you have any questions


Shoppers (players):
BArox818
RaineyDay
Jensaz
Essy
Elliejaybird
TrudiJ
dnewton972
dithespy
Lalka
cleopatra
Mushu
Monroy28
OrigamiGrace
valentina22
laffqueen
Ylimeyella
JenUrebel

RaineyDay
08-06-2020, 11:03 AM
I would like to join!

NancyL
08-06-2020, 11:39 AM
lurking....

jensaz
08-06-2020, 02:11 PM
I would like to join please..

Oneeyedwonder
08-06-2020, 02:45 PM
I love this. Lurking now due to time constraints.

Essy
08-06-2020, 04:36 PM
Great theme BArox818! I loved going and looking at all the neat stuff, no flea marts or thrift stores open as of yet :( hopefully soon... I have a few collections myself. I would love to join! :)

BArox818
08-06-2020, 05:14 PM
Welcome all shoppers (players)and browsers (lurkers)

BArox818
08-07-2020, 02:40 PM
Great theme BArox818! I loved going and looking at all the neat stuff, no flea marts or thrift stores open as of yet :( hopefully soon... I have a few collections myself. I would love to join! :)

Ugh same here. I was really missing going so I figured we could do it vicariously through art.

plumhill2001
08-07-2020, 07:30 PM
Sounds like fun!
I'm going to lurk for now. ;)

Elliejaybird
08-07-2020, 08:54 PM
I want to play!

BArox818
08-08-2020, 03:45 AM
Elliejaybird you’re in!
Plumhill2001 feel free to browse around.

Monroy28
08-08-2020, 08:04 PM
lurking for fun

Collagaint Ashley
08-08-2020, 11:48 PM
Great idea! Count me in.

BArox818
08-09-2020, 03:03 AM
Hi Dulce, have fun browsing
Collagaint Ashley, Welcome!

JenUrebel
08-09-2020, 02:27 PM
Lurking for now.

SpottedCrow
08-09-2020, 08:39 PM
Lurking ..

craftyvox
08-10-2020, 08:36 AM
Trying to get back into the swing if creating ATCs and joining a swap or two. Lurking for now, going to go treasurehunting in my hobby room and magazines before committing to signing up :-)

BArox818
08-11-2020, 08:04 PM
Browse on ladies. Happy to have you if you decide to join

Essy
08-12-2020, 01:55 AM
My set is done :) it was fun "rummaging" through my stuff to make them!
Top- Vintage Tea Cups & Dishes, Antique Photos of Children
Bottom- Speckled Egg Specimens collection, Vintage Sewing Notions

TrudiJ
08-12-2020, 04:34 AM
What a great theme! I would love to join!

dnewton972
08-12-2020, 06:39 AM
I would love to join your swap! Fabulous!!

dithespy
08-12-2020, 08:37 AM
Can I join the lurkers, please?

dithespy
08-13-2020, 09:01 AM
My cards are done - will you sign me up please?

All cards have backgrounds made with papers from Old French books and Magazines which I have bought at flea markets (vide graniers)

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Mushu
08-13-2020, 10:07 AM
I have a ton of vintage paper ephemera from the antique shops in Pennsylvania. I would love to join this swap.

TSMarie
08-13-2020, 10:14 AM
My cards are done - will you sign me up please?

All cards have backgrounds made with papers from Old French books and Magazines which I have bought at flea markets (vide graniers)

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Love the Books and Crockery especially! Great cards!

Lalka
08-13-2020, 11:10 AM
I love flea markets and yard sales, too, although I can’t get out to them often. Love hearing what folks find!!! I recently went to an estate sale from an elderly couple moving to a nursing home. It was a little sad to see their lifetime reduced to a collection of random bits and pieces in boxes. The husband was a Lutheran minister and his old dusty “library” was filled with such awesome stuff... old study guides for learning the ancient languages, etc. The little “Mrs.” must have been a skilled seamstress because her sewing room was stacked with sewing patterns, laces, and buttons, etc. So I walked away that afternoon with bags of treasures... I wonder if a small part of me wanted to “save” and preserve their little special things to keep their memory alive. Oh well, I digress. Soooooo... sign me up, please! I’ve got stuff that is begging to get be-ATC’d !!!!! :)

Pikkis
08-13-2020, 12:21 PM
I love this theme and flea-markets, but will have to lurk for now...

Dithespy, your cards are so awesome and inspiring :)!

jensaz
08-13-2020, 02:42 PM
Mine are done but I'm having trouble uploading pic.

BArox818
08-13-2020, 04:46 PM
Wow! I was gone for a day and the swap blew up! Welcome newcomers... adding you now.

BArox818
08-13-2020, 05:07 PM
Essy, Dithespy: thanks for sharing. So many cool ideas, sure to inspire other players :D
and Dithespy, I love the idea of using secondhand items as your backgrounds

BArox818
08-13-2020, 05:11 PM
I have a ton of vintage paper ephemera from the antique shops in Pennsylvania. I would love to join this swap.

I’m in PA too! Not sure what part you’re in but there are some great ones in historic Bristol Borough, and across the river in Burlington.

BArox818
08-13-2020, 05:14 PM
I love flea markets and yard sales, too, although I can’t get out to them often. Love hearing what folks find!!! I recently went to an estate sale from an elderly couple moving to a nursing home. It was a little sad to see their lifetime reduced to a collection of random bits and pieces in boxes. The husband was a Lutheran minister and his old dusty “library” was filled with such awesome stuff... old study guides for learning the ancient languages, etc. The little “Mrs.” must have been a skilled seamstress because her sewing room was stacked with sewing patterns, laces, and buttons, etc. So I walked away that afternoon with bags of treasures... I wonder if a small part of me wanted to “save” and preserve their little special things to keep their memory alive. Oh well, I digress. Soooooo... sign me up, please! I’ve got stuff that is begging to get be-ATC’d !!!!! :)

Yes!! I thought the same, many times...It’s like wanting to open a museum in their honor!

TrudiJ
08-16-2020, 09:58 PM
I will send my cards in tomorrow!

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This is such a fun idea!

BArox818
08-17-2020, 12:13 AM
great cards, I'll keep an eye out for them

Mushu
08-17-2020, 04:39 PM
I'm in northeastern Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg. We have some really great flea markets and antique malls in the area of Lewisburg, Pa. If anyone ever stops there for a visit you will need more than a day to visit the shops because they are huge. I go there at least a dozen times a year.

BArox818
08-17-2020, 09:28 PM
I'm in northeastern Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg. We have some really great flea markets and antique malls in the area of Lewisburg, Pa. If anyone ever stops there for a visit you will need more than a day to visit the shops because they are huge. I go there at least a dozen times a year.

Ahh you’re about 2 hours from me. I camp in your area (Nescopeck) for a music festival every summer... there’s another good antique shop in Berwick too

Cleopatra
08-19-2020, 06:26 PM
I miss going thrift shopping and to the antiques stores. I collect thimbles ( have over 300 ) and glass and other materials juicers ( over 100 ). I love the cards that have been done so far. They evoke the theme so well.
Please sign me up as I’d love to play!

BArox818
08-19-2020, 10:09 PM
welcome Cleopatra...cant wait to see what you come up with

BArox818
08-19-2020, 10:12 PM
Essy: your cards have arrived...thank you for the hostie :D

Marie
08-20-2020, 03:47 PM
Interesting idea! Let me see if I can come up with something...

BArox818
08-20-2020, 08:25 PM
Sounds good Marie. Would love to have you.

BArox818
08-20-2020, 08:26 PM
Trudi your cards have arrived. Thank you for the hostie

BArox818
08-26-2020, 04:37 PM
For those of you on Facebook, perhaps you’ll find this page (https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=409743162969220&ref=content_filter) full of ideas, or if nothing else, a lot of laughs

BArox818
08-27-2020, 12:53 AM
Elliejaybird: Your cards are here. They must have some cool Native American markets in NM as all of your card have a Native American vibe to them.
Coincidentally I've been tossing around the idea of hosting a Native American swap as well and you may have just solidified it :D I love them all and thanks for the hostie!

dnewton972
09-01-2020, 12:46 PM
My 'flea' cards are ready.
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BArox818
09-01-2020, 06:50 PM
My 'flea' cards are ready.
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Very cool cards. Thanks for playing

Cleopatra
09-02-2020, 03:46 PM
My cards went out today, Wednesday. I enjoyed this swap as I could highlight a couple of my collections: old glass juicers and thimbles. Also tea things -- when my mom was alive we'd "do" tea whenever we could.

OrigamiGrace
09-03-2020, 01:18 PM
I'm in!

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BArox818
09-04-2020, 12:10 AM
Great cards origamigrace: I have added you to the list....
Cleopatra I love yours as well so many fun details....cant wait to see them in person!

RaineyDay
09-04-2020, 05:00 PM
Hello. Here are the cards I made.

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Monroy28
09-04-2020, 10:45 PM
Can u add me? I just finished my 4.....will message

BArox818
09-05-2020, 12:03 AM
Jensaz your lovely cards have arrived... thanks so much for the hostie :D

BArox818
09-05-2020, 12:17 AM
Ooooo I love those cards RaineyDay. I think I’ll be claiming the cat one ;)

Monroy28: you have been added

Cleopatra
09-09-2020, 12:12 PM
Love your cards rainy day.!

valentina22
09-10-2020, 07:17 PM
love the idea! I am working on some cards! If they look ok I will send.

Collagaint Ashley
09-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Hi,
Between the fires and my own everyday challenges I doubt if I'll get my cards done... Sorry.

BArox818
09-11-2020, 03:08 PM
Hi,
Between the fires and my own everyday challenges I doubt if I'll get my cards done... Sorry.

Oh no! You’re in CA :( Been praying for you all out there...
Sorry to hear of your struggles. I will withdraw you. Hope things clear up for you soon.

BArox818
09-11-2020, 03:09 PM
love the idea! I am working on some cards! If they look ok I will send.

Awesome! Let me know when you are ready to sign up.

BArox818
09-11-2020, 03:37 PM
Mail Call: lots of card sets came toy! :jiggy:
Lovely cards from:
cleopatra
dithespy
Dnewton972
RaineyDay
Thank you all for the hosties :D

Monroy28
09-11-2020, 04:39 PM
Hopefully mine will be in soon :unsure::swoon:

BArox818
09-12-2020, 03:06 PM
Nothing yet. But mail has been weird since Covid started. I’ve noticed mail only comes 2 to 3 times a week now.
I will keep an eye out for them



Hopefully mine will be in soon :unsure::swoon:

BArox818
09-12-2020, 03:10 PM
valentina22: I received your private message and have added you to the swap. However I cannot reply with my address as your mailbox is full. Please let me know when you delete some messages and I will send again.

Monroy28
09-12-2020, 03:30 PM
It is funny you say that because we seem to only be getting mail 4 days a week too. what happen to "rain sleet and snow".. the mail will always be delivered... i guess they forgot through pandemic...LOL






Nothing yet. But mail has been weird since Covid started. Iíve noticed mail only comes 2 to 3 times a week now.
I will keep an eye out for them

BArox818
09-12-2020, 03:41 PM
It is funny you say that because we seem to only be getting mail 4 days a week too. what happen to "rain sleet and snow".. the mail will always be delivered... i guess they forgot through pandemic...LOL

Even more funny: At this late in the day, I assumed today would be another no-mail day. Mailman just left, and guess what he brought.... :biglaugh::biglaugh:

Monroy28
09-12-2020, 04:10 PM
That is Hilarious!!!!!!!!! :twitcy::biglaugh::biglaugh:




Even more funny: At this late in the day, I assumed today would be another no-mail day. Mailman just left, and guess what he brought.... :biglaugh::biglaugh:

ksj1717
09-13-2020, 11:30 AM
lurking

Laffqueen
09-14-2020, 12:34 PM
First 2 done. Please sign me up

Laffqueen
09-14-2020, 01:00 PM
Number #3 done

Cleopatra
09-14-2020, 02:29 PM
Great cards Laffqueen. My fav is the one with plants!

Laffqueen
09-14-2020, 04:03 PM
last one

BArox818
09-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Great cards laffqueen. I’m adding you now.

Hope you can join us ksj1717

ylimeyella
09-15-2020, 12:48 PM
Sign me up! Thanks!!

Laffqueen
09-15-2020, 02:15 PM
cards were mailed today

ThouArtDelyrias
09-16-2020, 10:02 PM
lurking

BArox818
09-17-2020, 11:33 PM
ylimeyella: welcome

Laffqueen: looking forward to seeing them!

Thouartdelyrious: lurk away

BArox818
09-20-2020, 04:43 AM
Awesome 3d cards from laffqueen arrived today, as well as some beautifully neon colored cards from Origami Grace.
Thank you both for the hosties

And in the process of laughing at the mailman I forgot to thank you as well Monroy28

valentina22
09-24-2020, 10:31 AM
My cards are ready! Can you send me your addy?

BArox818
09-24-2020, 02:00 PM
My cards are ready! Can you send me your addy?

I have been trying to message you my address but apparently your mailbox is full. Please let me know when you have cleared some space so that I can try again

valentina22
09-26-2020, 09:33 AM
I just cleared my mailbox. I did not realize it was full.

JenUrebel
09-26-2020, 05:34 PM
I'm in. I have cards ready to mail if you'll PM your address.
Jen

BArox818
09-27-2020, 11:28 AM
I'm in. I have cards ready to mail if you'll PM your address.
Jen

Awesome! Added and messaged you.

valentina22, you as well.

BArox818
10-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Ylimeyella : your lovely cards are here. I find the rabbit one so mysterious :D

A little over 2 weeks until swap date. I’ve heard from most of you already but if not, please consider sending within a few days from now. Mail has been so unpredictably timed since the start of covid and the deadline is creeping up. Crazy it’s October already!

JenUrebel
10-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Mailed mine Saturday:

BArox818
10-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Mailed mine Saturday:

Awesome cards! Can’t wait to see them in person... will let you know when they arrive

BArox818
10-05-2020, 03:47 PM
valentina22 your cards are here: a lovely 6pk

Lalka
10-09-2020, 10:39 AM
Hi Jami I need your addy info. Sent you a PM yesterday morning. Hoping to mail my cards out. Thanks.

Lalka
10-10-2020, 09:56 AM
Hello again Jami. Please send me your address.

Lalka
10-10-2020, 04:22 PM
Waiting to hear from you Jami...

BArox818
10-10-2020, 05:31 PM
Sorry ladies, I’ve had a very busy few days at work. But address has Ben sent Lalka
As for you Mushu, Your mailbox is full...( if you see this before your visitor messages) please clear some space in your mailbox so I can resend.

BArox818
10-19-2020, 03:28 PM
All cards have been received!
I will sort and redistribute by the end of the week.
This was such a fun swap. Thank you all for playing.

OrigamiGrace
11-02-2020, 01:27 PM
Got my returns - they are awesome! Thanks for hosting and thank you Essy, Laffqueen and Elliejaybird for the gorgeous cards. Itrader and reputation points posted!

Lalka
11-03-2020, 03:38 PM
Returns have landed here, too! Thank you!!! Leaving “you rock” comments for all...

dithespy
11-04-2020, 11:49 AM
My Flea Market cards are here! Thank yoy ylimeyella, laffqueen and monroy28. I love how different they all are. Thank you BArox818 for hosting this fun swap.

jensaz
11-04-2020, 10:14 PM
Received my returns!
Thank you: Cleopatra, Valentina22 and Lalka!

BArox818
11-05-2020, 09:26 PM
So glad everyone enjoyed themselves and have started receiving their cards!
I am getting everyone’s iTraders out now as well thanks again for playing

Cleopatra
11-07-2020, 05:30 PM
I got great returns from jensaz, Valentina22, and dithespy. Thanks so much! And thanks to BArox818 for hosting!

dnewton972
11-09-2020, 11:26 AM
Terrific card swap, received great cards from Valentina22, JenUrebel, and Raineyday! Thanks so much for hosting.

TrudiJ
11-09-2020, 04:55 PM
I received mine! Thank you so much for hosting, BArox818, and for the nice cards, EllieJayBird, LaffQueen, and Valentina22.

Monroy28
11-17-2020, 03:31 PM
i received all my cards a few days ago. they are all wonderful! of you give thank you's.