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JavaZarf
08-08-2020, 07:30 PM
Due Date October 23, 2020.
Sign up until full.
No Withdrawal & No Late Tags – Withdrawal or Late Tags will receive a neutral iTrader.
Player Limit 16.

TAG You’re IT! – A Mixed Media Trash/Stash Tag Swap.

Due Date October 23, 2020. THIS SWAP IS CLOSED TO NEW PLAYERS

Three for Three Tag Swap.

If you have withdrawn from any of the previous Trash or similar swaps, you are not eligible to join this swap.

ABOUT THE SWAP AND THE ENVELOPE OF TRASH/STASH

This is a no withdrawal Trash/Stash Swap.
This swap is a mixed media collage challenge to create tags from stash items.
Each envelope will have a variety of items.
Some items will be the same type but slightly different.

Once you have signed up and have been sent your envelope of trash/stash, you are committed to finish the swap. Late returns or no returns will receive a neutral iTrader.

Limit 16 players.

Tags can be size 5 (4 3/4 by 2 3/8 or size 8 (6 1/4 by 3 1/8), or sizes around that size.
Each tag you make can be a different size.
You can make your own tags with cardstock.
If you make your own tag, it must have a hole at the top.
You do not have to put a string or ribbon through the top hole.

This is a 3 for 3 swap – all mixed media and collage, no hand drawn, no zentangles.

Two items you receive in your Trash/Stash envelope must be used as part of your tag, but you must provide your own image focal point. The focal point can be any animal or person.

The trash/stash items are not appropriate for a focal point and are sent to be inspiration with color or texture for your creation - they are meant to be used for background to a focal point like an image or picture. No abstract Tags. Be sure to your Tags are sturdy.

You must use TWO pieces of trash/stash on each Tag. You can use the same piece of trash/stash on every Tag. You can alter, color, cut, paint, turn over, ink, use as a tool, make little bits of any piece of trash/stash included in your envelope. Every envelope will have a variety of items of various sizes.

Tags do not need to be in a sleeve, but please protect them some way before putting them in the mail.

TO SIGN UP

Post in the tread to sign up that you have read all the requirements and are aware that this is a no withdrawal swap and that any withdrawal or late cards will receive a neutral iTrader.

Send me your address and I will send you an envelope of miscellaneous trash/stash items.

All envelopes of trash/stash will be sent to you FREE.

POSTING TO THE THREAD

Please post to the thread when you have received your trash/stash items.

Once you have completed your Tags, post the Tags in the thread listing which trash/stash item you have used.

MAILING YOUR TAGS

On the back of your Tag, include your AFA username, real name and the trash/stash items you have used.

Send me a SASE with return postage equal to the amount of postage it cost you to send your Tags to me. Please write your AFA user name and the swap name on the outside of your envelope.

I live in Florida. It is up to you to be aware of the mailing time from your location to me and to mail your Tags in time for me to receive them by the due date. Late Tags will be returned to sender and a neutral iTrader given.

Please post to the thread when you mail your Tags.

AFTER YOUR RETURN TAGS ARE RECEIVED

When you receive your returns, please post in the swap thread that you have received them. Don’t forget to leave an iTrader for me and You Rock!s to the other artists.

If you have withdrawn from any of the previous Trash or similar swaps, you are not eligible to join this swap.


PLAYERS:

1. Bluesky

2. CastleQueen5

3. Prex Tags Received

4. aznfg Tags Received


5. huddlestonmollie

6. TruDeeG Tags Received


7. NancyL Tags Received

8. kehlenn

9. Carol Tags Received

10. Arc2dreams Tags Received

11. Fandanie

12. ucallmekat Tags Received








Example

217545 218262

Bluesky
08-09-2020, 06:02 PM
Add me please

JavaZarf
08-09-2020, 06:41 PM
Welcome Bluesky.
I am organizing envelopes tonight and plan to get them in the mail tonight

CastleQueen5
08-09-2020, 07:02 PM
I want one! I realize I cant withdraw and we are making tags!

I have read all the requirements and are aware that this is a no withdrawal swap and that any withdrawal or late cards will receive a neutral iTrader.

prex
08-09-2020, 07:58 PM
Please, may I join? I know this is a no-withdrawal swap, and I won't procrastinate because the mail system is completely out of whack and I have to expect LONG mailing times :skeptical: :eek:

JavaZarf
08-09-2020, 08:50 PM
Welcome CastleQueen5 and Prex.
It took longer than I thought to put together envelopes.
They will be in the mail Tuesday.

CastleQueen5
08-09-2020, 10:24 PM
Welcome CastleQueen5 and Prex.
It took longer than I thought to put together envelopes.
They will be in the mail Tuesday.



But dont. you love that you have less clutter in your house and are mailng it off to us? I love that feeling too.

aznfg
08-10-2020, 11:06 PM
I would like to join. I still have a lot of the prior stash I received.

JavaZarf
08-11-2020, 07:07 AM
welcome, aznfg.

huddlestonmollie
08-11-2020, 01:30 PM
I'd like to sign up for this swap. I understand the requirements and that this is a no-withdrawal swap. I'll PM you my address. Thanks!

JavaZarf
08-11-2020, 03:15 PM
Welcome HuddlestonMollie!

Just a reminder to those who haven't signed up for my other swap. Asian Themed Tags. The trash/stash is different.

prex
08-13-2020, 05:34 PM
I received my envelope today :jiggy:

JavaZarf
08-13-2020, 08:54 PM
thanks for posting

Bluesky
08-14-2020, 10:09 PM
Received my envie today. Ohh I'm so happy ..there was a layerimg stencil I don't have. Fun time ahead

CastleQueen5
08-15-2020, 12:23 AM
I just love the contents of my envelope so much that I dont even want to use them I just want to stare at them and go MY PRECIOUS!

JavaZarf
08-15-2020, 08:31 AM
you are so funny............

i felt the collection was odd
but also was hoping it would be fun stuff

everyone received a stencil
most are used, and whatever you got was random
they were destined for the thrift store
but i thought - why not make it part of the trash

keep in mind you don't have to use them
and if you want to cut them up or use them in a different way
that is ok too

those first three envelopes were mailed monday
pretty good travel time imo.

CastleQueen5
08-15-2020, 06:33 PM
I am going to play around with the stencil and see what becomes of my art.

JavaZarf
08-17-2020, 05:41 PM
I posted an example in the first post.
This is a size 8 tag.

huddlestonmollie
08-18-2020, 06:27 PM
JavaZarf - I received my trash today and it's WONDERFUL!! Love the stencil! Thanks!

huddlestonmollie
08-18-2020, 06:28 PM
CastleQueen - When I read "and go MY PRECIOUS!" it made me truly LOL. I felt the same when I got my envelope!

JavaZarf
08-18-2020, 08:53 PM
envelopes arriving
People liking
Yay!

CastleQueen5
08-19-2020, 12:20 AM
Not that I have even started or anything but just to clarify we have a choice of 2 sizes not a range

Tags can be size 5 (4 3/4 by 2 3/8

or size 8 (6 1/4 by 3 1/8).

JavaZarf
08-19-2020, 07:09 AM
I actually meant that any size close to that would be ok, but forgot to say that exactly.
The dimensions give the size for if you want to make your own.
I just listed tags 5 and 8 because they are pretty easy to find if you buy them.

There will be no ruler police measuring tags.

If you have some Graphic 45 tags, they are a different size ratio altogether, but they would be fine as well.
I will edit the first post.

TruDeeG
08-19-2020, 01:18 PM
I am ready for the challenge, have read your directions, and will get the tags to you before the deadline. May I please join?!

NancyL
08-19-2020, 02:20 PM
I have read all of the directions, promise to follow all the rules and I promise not to drop out. Please add me. Will send my mailing address.

JavaZarf
08-19-2020, 02:47 PM
Welcome TruDeeG and NancyL.
Your trash envelopes will be in the mail tomorrow.

kehlenn
08-20-2020, 11:43 AM
Please sign me up for this swap. I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

JavaZarf
08-20-2020, 12:05 PM
Welcome kehlenn.
I will mail your envelope tomorrow.

Carol
08-21-2020, 05:38 AM
Sign me up! I have read there is no withdrawal!

JavaZarf
08-21-2020, 07:00 AM
OK! Welcome.

Arc2dreams
08-23-2020, 08:33 AM
I'd love to play!

JavaZarf
08-23-2020, 09:27 AM
welcome
i will mail your envelope tomorrow

valerie416
08-24-2020, 04:21 PM
I would like to play! I understand this is a no withdrawal swap.

valerie416

Fandanie
08-24-2020, 05:22 PM
Please sign me up. I understand this is a non withdrawal swap.

Carol
08-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Got my stash today! Really excited! Great stuff! Sent out Asian tags today!

JavaZarf
08-24-2020, 05:57 PM
Thanks for posting.

JavaZarf
08-24-2020, 06:10 PM
Welcome Fandanie. I will mail your envelope tomorrow.

ucallmekat
08-25-2020, 08:27 PM
I'd like to sign up for this swap. I understand the requirements and that this is a no-withdrawal swap. I'll PM you my address. Thank you!
Kate

JavaZarf
08-26-2020, 06:55 AM
welcome ucallmekat.
i will mail your envelope today

TruDeeG
08-26-2020, 12:50 PM
I received my envelope of goodies to work with....definitely NOT trash!!!! Thank you so much for responding so quickly!

JavaZarf
08-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Thank you for posting.

Yes was perhaps a little heavy on the stash vs trash.
But i actually did dig some of that out of my go-to-the-thrift-store-bag.

NancyL
08-27-2020, 12:19 PM
I got my envelope yesterday. You have great trash. And I looked in my stash of tags andI have the big size, 8s, I guess. I recently got some new rubber stamps from RubberMoon and so they might be the focal point. I'll see how each card evolves. So generous to give out stencils.

JavaZarf
08-27-2020, 12:25 PM
Thanks for posting. I hope your ideas come together.

JavaZarf
08-27-2020, 12:29 PM
I got a lot of used stencils from ScrapTime. I only used a few and decided to purge.

ucallmekat
08-29-2020, 03:30 PM
I received my stash/trash today. Fun times! Thank you.

JavaZarf
08-29-2020, 04:28 PM
Great! Thanks for posting.

kehlenn
08-29-2020, 04:32 PM
Got the goodies!

JavaZarf
08-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Yay! Thanks for posting.

NancyL
09-01-2020, 09:11 AM
Mine went out in the mail yesterday. I was worried about the envelope being too thick. So I sent you 2 envelopes. One has 2 tags and the other has 2 tags and the SASE. And each tag has its own acrylic sleeve.

JavaZarf
09-01-2020, 11:39 AM
OK
Hope they arrive ok.
I will let you know.

JavaZarf
09-01-2020, 11:46 AM
This is information for everyone:

Please do not draw or write extra stuff on the front of the envelope.
I recently received mail where the person drew colorful crayon flowers all over the front of the envelope.
Plus she put a little triangle of dots before and after the zip code.
It had gone through 8 machines and almost four weeks before it got to me.
Save your artwork for the inside of the envelope and reserve the front of the envelope to be read easily by machines.

TruDeeG
09-01-2020, 03:34 PM
My tags are going out in the mail today. The supplies I used are the stencil, patterned paper, the map scrap, and the aged receipt....which was my favorite! I'd love to download photos, but I need to figure out how to make the jpg smaller.
Thanks for a great swap!

JavaZarf
09-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Thanks for posting. I will post pictures of your tags when they get here.

JavaZarf
09-01-2020, 04:02 PM
I used to use a scanner for my projects. But now I take a pic with my phone and mail it to myself.
Then I open it with Paint and resize to 25% and trim off the background down to the tag or ATC. It is a fast way to get something I can upload.

Arc2dreams
09-01-2020, 05:51 PM
I received my papers. Thank you!

JavaZarf
09-02-2020, 06:15 AM
Thanks for posting.

JavaZarf
09-02-2020, 07:40 PM
Here is some eye candy from Carol.

217975

217976

217977

217978

Fandanie
09-03-2020, 10:02 AM
Sign me up please

Fandanie
09-03-2020, 10:05 AM
Oops. Sorry, I realize this is a non withdrawal swap.

JavaZarf
09-03-2020, 10:50 AM
Fandanie , my list shows that I mailed you an envelope 8/25. However, I forgot to add your name to the list of players and have now put you on the list.

Your envelope should have arrived by now or in a few days. It is a manila envelope.

JavaZarf
09-05-2020, 10:11 AM
Creative and colorful tags arrived from NancyL.

217998

217999

218000

218001

JavaZarf
09-05-2020, 11:51 AM
More colorful tags (in two sizes) arrived today. These are from TruDeeG

218013

218014

218015

218016

JavaZarf
09-05-2020, 11:54 AM
Three things:

I will be posting pictures of all tags that have not previously been posted to the thread.

If I post photos of your tags, you are welcome to download the pictures to post in your gallery.

Also, If you see something you like that has been posted, please make a comment or tag with a "like." It will help me try to give people things that float their boat.

CastleQueen5
09-05-2020, 10:44 PM
Floating my boat

Carols tags, Lets see I tend to like Zebra so of course my top boat floating tag, but I do. have to also mention how much I admire the texture on the hair of last one Orange circles very fun.

NancL, my favorite is the house card.

TRUdeeG, your tags all have that fun vintage vibe. I liked the last one with the man. I could not get #2 to open, so my loss.

JavaZarf
09-06-2020, 09:00 AM
Thank you for the comments CQ5, your comments are duly noted and appreciated!

JavaZarf
09-06-2020, 09:09 AM
i tested the photos - they all open for me.
are you doing "next" or opening each one individually?

prex
09-07-2020, 10:04 AM
Finished my tags:
218040 stencil, scrapbook paper
218041 stencil, receipt, orange ribbon, scrapbook paper, black fabric (as a stamp)
218042 stencil, scrapbook paper, receipt
218043 Stencil, scrapbook paper

prex
09-07-2020, 11:37 AM
I’ll be mailing tomorrow

CastleQueen5
09-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Prex you always do the artsy work, that I do aspire emulate. I like the butterfly the most.

JavaZarf
09-07-2020, 02:22 PM
those are great prex.
thanks for posting.

JavaZarf
09-07-2020, 02:27 PM
Prex's tags are a good example of using images you have saved but were too big for an ATC.

NancyL
09-12-2020, 10:31 AM
Once upon a time, I could post ATCs in my gallery or in a thread. Then we changed computers and systems. I relearned how to do it. But somewhere along the changing of programs, I gave up on relearning how to do it. Its a flaw I live with.

So I am always thankful when the host posts the mail art she/he receives.

JavaZarf
09-12-2020, 11:17 AM
you can load the pictures i posted to your gallery
right click the picture
on the drop down menu select - save as
they are already named
save them to your desktop
then use the upload feature in your gallery and upload them from your desktop
the upload feature is on the black bar on the upper left when you go to your gallery

Fandanie
09-12-2020, 05:20 PM
Finally received my envie today.

JavaZarf
09-13-2020, 08:24 AM
GREAT!
Thanks for posting.

JavaZarf
09-13-2020, 08:26 AM
Lovely tags received from Prex.

Bluesky
09-14-2020, 09:54 AM
Prex love your magic, dreams and truth

TruDeeG
09-14-2020, 02:00 PM
Thank you, so kind!

JavaZarf
09-17-2020, 09:05 AM
aznfg's tags have arrived:

218181

218182

218183

218184

CastleQueen5
09-17-2020, 01:31 PM
aznfg's tags have arrived:

I like the out of the blue, and could see using that in a journal or something. I also like the vintage look of the last one and could see that being a nice addition to a journal page.

JavaZarf
09-18-2020, 08:41 AM
Tags have arrived from ucallmekat:

218209

218210

218211

Bluesky
09-18-2020, 08:47 AM
Love her little girl and gentleman

JavaZarf
09-20-2020, 01:01 PM
another example

218263

Fandanie
09-21-2020, 11:57 PM
Just finished my tags today. I’ll put them in the mail tomorrow

JavaZarf
09-22-2020, 06:38 AM
thanks for posting

JavaZarf
09-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Received tags from Arc2dreams.

JavaZarf
09-26-2020, 10:04 AM
Less than a month to this swap due date.

Everyone please remember the requests regarding mailing your tags to me. Those requirements are in the first post.

Please mail your tags on time.

I have closed this swap to new players.


Also I would like to reiterate that the post office can not read my address properly if you have written, stamped, colored, drawn, put washi tape and/or written notes on the front of the envelope. Mail is handled by machines.
Envelopes are read by a computer and sorted by a sorting machine to go to the proper location.