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miss
08-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Swap Due Date - October 9, 2020
Signup/withdraw date - Sept. 30
Number of twinchies - 3 for 3 or 6:6
Number of participants: 25 or so

The last ATHON rekindled my love of twinchies, so I thought a swap was in order!

The guidelines are pretty wide open, but your twinchies must be hand drawn or painted, and must be whimsical in some way. I know some people struggle with the definition of "whimsical," but to me it just means a fun/ playful style and/ or not uber-realistic. So that can be interpreted in any number of ways, whether you're drawing something in a stylized way, or combining elements that wouldn't normally go together, or using colors that wouldn't be typical of the thing you're drawing, or... whatever! If you have doubts about what qualifies, just ask :)

What you draw is up to you! Animals, people, landscapes, and flowers are always popular, but feel free to get whimsical with your subject matter as well as your style. I just respectfully ask that you avoid anything overtly gruesome, pornographic, political, or religious. Also no plain white backgrounds, please!

The nuts and bolts:
- All twinchies should be a standard 2” square, and at least one layer of card stock/ heavy watercolor paper. Do not make your cards super flimsy (i.e. a single layer of regular paper) or super thick (i.e. chipboard).
- Remember this is a hand drawn swaps-- no embellishments! That includes glitter/ glitter glue. (Glittery pens are fine.)
- All twinchies should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- Please include your username and the swap name on the back of all twinchies.
- Please only send work you are proud of. I do my best to swap effort for effort, though that is open to my interpretation and dependent on what I receive.

Mailing:
- Include your username on your SASE. Please also include your number of twinchies (3 or 6).
- US Participants – Include a stamped, self addressed envelope with one forever stamp (.55).
- International participants – Please include a label with your name and address, and either one US dollar, a global forever stamp, or unused postage from the UK, Canada, or Australia. If you don't have any of those, I can cover postage if need be.

Please note the October 9 due date. I tend to mail out returns fairly promptly, so plan to be on time.

Who would like to play?

1. Robin-- RECEIVED!
2. IrishRose--RECEIVED!
3. Essy-- RECEIVED!
4. aginghippychic-- RECEIVED!
5. acalla
6. Spirit Soul-- RECEIVED!
7. CiCiCreates-- RECEIVED!
8. Mushu-- RECEIVED!
9. grrrdjules
10. Heathermae77-- RECEIVED!
11. Terri F-- RECEIVED!
12. Blueangel-- RECEIVED!
13. aznfg-- RECEIVED!
14. lazyshadows
15. Bluevioletz-- RECEIVED!
16. plumhill2001-- RECEIVED!
17. SunTrade-- RECEIVED!
18. zhouzhou-- RECEIVED!
19. Beverley-- RECEIVED!
20. catPratt
21. bluebird
22. mrubyjean

CiCiCreates
08-10-2020, 01:34 PM
Lurking so I will be subscribed. Fun idea, are you sure you don’t want to offer a 6/6 option?

miss
08-10-2020, 01:46 PM
Yay, my first lurker! Hope you'll end up playing.

Hmmm, I'm open to input on a 6:6 option if a lot of people are interested... and assuming I get a decent number of sign-ups? I think the only time I offered a bigger option, I ended up with a small number of players and it was a nightmare to swap out. But that was an ATC swap with a niche theme, so...

Robin
08-10-2020, 08:02 PM
I will join, I love doing these!

miss
08-10-2020, 09:26 PM
Welcome, Robin!

IrishRose
08-11-2020, 12:57 AM
Count me in! I’ve been on a hiatus and this sounds like a fun way to get back to creating! Also, I would be fine with a 6:6 swap if you decide to go with that! Thank you for the invitation to this swap!

Essy
08-11-2020, 01:01 AM
Count me in! ;) I'm up for a 6:6 if you decide to do so.

aginghippychic
08-11-2020, 06:15 AM
Hi! Thanks for the invite. I’ll give this a try. Never made twinchies before but I love whimsy!

acalla
08-11-2020, 08:08 AM
I would love to join!
A 6:6 swap sound great to me :)

Spirit Soul
08-11-2020, 08:43 AM
I'll play too. I made my first twinchie in the last Athon and then joined the MMH thread. I like the size! I'm OK with either 3 or 6.

miss
08-11-2020, 09:34 AM
Yay! Welcome, IrishRose, Essy, aginghippychic, acalla, and Spirit Soul!

I will add 6:6 as an option.

CiCiCreates
08-11-2020, 09:58 AM
Ok, glad I asked about a 6/6 option. Please sign me up. Inchies are just too tiny for me, but twinchies are fun, and I’ve done a few of those.

miss
08-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Welcome, CiCiCreates!

Mushu
08-11-2020, 10:37 AM
I would love to join!!

miss
08-11-2020, 11:35 AM
Welcome, Mushu!

grrrdjules
08-11-2020, 04:23 PM
I’m in!

miss
08-11-2020, 06:30 PM
Welcome, grrrdjules!

acalla
08-11-2020, 07:48 PM
Here is my 1st one

CiCiCreates
08-11-2020, 08:15 PM
That is too cute!

miss
08-11-2020, 09:53 PM
I love it, acalla! Thanks for posting :)

Heathermae77
08-12-2020, 12:31 AM
this shall be my first twinchie...i am excited to do a set.

prayer_at_night
08-12-2020, 06:50 AM
Thanks for the invitation - count me in! I love twinchies, and I utterly adore working in a whimsical style, so this is MY swap. ;D

miss
08-12-2020, 09:43 AM
Welcome, Heathermae77 and prayer_at_night!

Terri F
08-12-2020, 01:12 PM
Hi miss

Count me in. Just finished some "whimsical" raindrops.
They will be mailed to you soon. Thanks for inviting me :)

CiCiCreates
08-12-2020, 01:59 PM
Having fun making my whimsical twinchies! I don’t think I’ve made a twinchie since I hosted “Teacup Twinchies” in 2017, I guess I was really ready for this!

miss
08-12-2020, 02:19 PM
Welcome, TerriF!

Bluevioletz
08-12-2020, 08:36 PM
ooo, I'm feeling this one...lurking for now so I can catch up on other commitments but I already have a stash of twinchie-sized paper ready to go so likelihood is very high!

miss
08-12-2020, 09:31 PM
Yay! Hope you'll join us :)

Blueangel
08-13-2020, 09:29 AM
I'd like to join, please.

acalla
08-13-2020, 09:32 AM
I have another one done :)

prayer_at_night
08-13-2020, 10:17 AM
That's so sweet - I adore mushrooms! <3

miss
08-13-2020, 10:22 AM
Welcome, Blueangel!

Awesome mushroom, acalla!

Terri F
08-13-2020, 01:24 PM
mailed today

aznfg
08-13-2020, 11:28 PM
I've got my twinchies done. I need to join the swap and get the mailing address.

miss
08-14-2020, 09:47 AM
Welcome, aznfg!

miss
08-15-2020, 11:35 AM
Received whimsical twinchies from Robin today!

aginghippychic
08-15-2020, 02:58 PM
Here are my whimsical twinchies:

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miss
08-15-2020, 03:50 PM
Love them, aginghippychic!

Spirit Soul
08-15-2020, 06:01 PM
Awesome twinchies, Acalla and Aginghippychick! Got mine done and will mail out this week, Valerie. Thanks!

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miss
08-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Awesome job, Spirit Soul!

I appreciate all the lovely eye candy in the thread so far :)

miss
08-17-2020, 12:03 PM
Received twinchies from Terri F today!

acalla
08-18-2020, 08:02 AM
Wonderful art is being posted...yippee!

Essy
08-18-2020, 06:05 PM
Here are my Twinchies...an extra for the hostess :) I still have your address from the Sloth swap so I will get them in the mail.

miss
08-18-2020, 06:43 PM
So adorable, Essy!

prayer_at_night
08-19-2020, 03:05 AM
Very sweet! I love the cat and mouse dance party, so adorable!

Blueangel
08-20-2020, 06:40 PM
My twinchies went out in yesterday's mail. This was fun! I've never done twinchies before, but I really enjoyed making them.

miss
08-20-2020, 08:17 PM
Can't wait to see them, Blueangel!

miss
08-21-2020, 12:55 PM
Received twinchies from Spirit Soul, aginghippychic, and aznfg today!

miss
08-22-2020, 12:43 PM
Received Blueangel's twinchies today!

CiCiCreates
08-22-2020, 02:44 PM
Here are mine:

miss
08-22-2020, 03:19 PM
Lovely twinchies, CiCiCreates!

lazyshadows
08-25-2020, 01:24 AM
I would love to join! Haven't tried Twinchies before!

prayer_at_night
08-25-2020, 08:49 AM
Super sorry to do this, but I'm going to have to bow out. To be sure the twinchies arrive on time, I'd have to send soon-ish, and I haven't managed to draw a single line. So sorry! ;____;

miss
08-25-2020, 09:17 AM
Welcome, lazyshadows!

Sorry to lose you, prayer_at_night...

plumhill2001
08-25-2020, 09:54 PM
Lurking for now!
Going through cataract surgery, so we'll see how long before my vision is "normal" again! :)
It's been ages since I've done twinchies!

miss
08-25-2020, 10:34 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, plumhill2001! I'd love to have you play.

Heathermae77
08-27-2020, 04:51 AM
in the mail tomorrow

Mushu
08-27-2020, 11:49 AM
This is my first set of twinchies. I will be doing another set today.

miss
08-27-2020, 12:49 PM
Those are lovely, Mushu!

Bluevioletz
09-04-2020, 09:15 AM
Please sign me up for 6 and pm me your addy please! :D

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Mushu
09-04-2020, 09:32 AM
Those little animals are so cute Bluevioletz.

miss
09-04-2020, 10:06 AM
Oh my gosh, so adorable, Bluevioletz!

plumhill2001
09-04-2020, 11:14 AM
Please add me to the list! :)
I've been doing so much collage lately.
Gotta get back into HD/HP mode! ;)

miss
09-04-2020, 11:24 AM
Welcome, plumhill2001!

CiCiCreates
09-04-2020, 11:40 AM
Every one of those is just so cute! Love them all!

mrubyjean
09-04-2020, 11:45 AM
So sweet, bluevioletz!
They are all adorable but I particularly love your giraffe!

Seriously lurking...

miss
09-04-2020, 01:01 PM
I'd love to have you play, mrubyjean (but, no pressure... :))!

CiCiCreates
09-04-2020, 01:26 PM
Miss, just wanted to let you know that I dropped my twinchies in the mail this morning.

miss
09-04-2020, 01:37 PM
I'll keep an eye out :)

Mushu
09-05-2020, 10:34 AM
My last four twinchies I made. I will be putting them in the mail this weekend.

miss
09-05-2020, 02:01 PM
So lovely and bright, Mushu!

plumhill2001
09-05-2020, 02:14 PM
Miss, I'm almost finished with my twinchies. Could you please send your address? Thanks! :)

miss
09-05-2020, 03:22 PM
Sure!

Spirit Soul
09-05-2020, 06:47 PM
Really cute, Bluevioletz and Mushu!

plumhill2001
09-06-2020, 02:46 PM
These will be going in the mail by Tuesday. ;)
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As I always say, whimsical isn't my forte, but I keep trying. I borrowed some ideas from Simms Taback (Joseph Had a Little Overcoat) and Geninne Zlatkis (Birds in Watercolor, Collage and Ink). The mushrooms are from my imagination and the owl I tried to whimsify from a nature guide picture, ha ha. Hope they're okay.

miss
09-06-2020, 06:49 PM
They look lovely and whimsical, plumhill2001! I love the bright colors :)

zhouzhou
09-08-2020, 01:05 PM
Lurking!!!

SunTrade
09-08-2020, 03:46 PM
Me please, is I may?

miss
09-08-2020, 04:30 PM
Welcome, SunTrade!

Hope you'll join us as well, zhouzhou!

Received twinchies today from Essy, CiCiCreates, Bluevioletz, and Heathermae77!

miss
09-11-2020, 04:20 PM
Received plumhill2001's twinchies today!

lazyshadows
09-13-2020, 10:05 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=558042

Hope they are okay! I will mail them tomorrow:)

miss
09-13-2020, 11:41 AM
lazyshadows, they're lovely!

Spirit Soul
09-13-2020, 02:06 PM
Everyone's twinchies are so GOOD!

SunTrade
09-14-2020, 12:34 AM
well I made some whimsy ladies, although I think they all look as tired as I am! :twitcy:

Hope you like them.

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CiCiCreates
09-14-2020, 12:55 AM
They are all pretty cute, SunTrade!

miss
09-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Those are adorable, SunTrade!

Received twinchies from Mushu today!

miss
09-15-2020, 04:56 PM
Received twinchies from IrishRose today... this swap has been providing a lot of "good mail" days lately :)

Spirit Soul
09-16-2020, 01:35 PM
Just a plug for the MMH twinchie thread in case you are all discovering your inner twinchies and want to make/receive more! Twinchies are a new size for me and I'm surprised at how much I like them.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?3566-MMH-Make-me-Happy-Twinchies

zhouzhou
09-16-2020, 05:32 PM
Okay, I have 6 ready to color...sign me up, please!

miss
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Welcome, zhouzhou!

grrrdjules
09-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Holy guac where did the time go?! Will do tonight

miss
09-17-2020, 06:40 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with, Jules :)

grrrdjules
09-18-2020, 11:31 AM
Here we go! 218212For some reason my phone rotates, grrr.

Beverley
09-18-2020, 03:48 PM
Lurking... let me see what I can get done, this weekend, before I sign up ;)

miss
09-18-2020, 04:32 PM
Awesome, grrrdjules!

I really hope you'll join us, Beverley. I think these are going to be some epic returns :)

miss
09-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Received twinchies from SunTrade today!

I need to get going on mine... the start of school has been kind of all-consuming, but I'm hoping to have some art time tonight :)

Beverley
09-19-2020, 04:10 PM
Okie Dokie! Sign me up please for 6:6 :)
My Twichies are ready to go... photo isn't very good, sorry!
I hope they are okay?
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miss
09-19-2020, 04:12 PM
They are awesome, Beverley! So glad you're playing :)

CiCiCreates
09-19-2020, 04:36 PM
Wow Beverley, I love them all! Can’t even decide on a favorite.

plumhill2001
09-20-2020, 12:22 PM
Those are adorable, Beverley! Hard to choose a favorite, but I'll go with the cat first, then the owl in the tree. But they're all fantastic!

Beverley
09-20-2020, 01:39 PM
Thank you. I'm glad you like them :)
They went in the mail box this morning; hope they arrive quickly! xx

Spirit Soul
09-20-2020, 07:04 PM
Way to rock it, Jules and Beverly! Great cards!

catPratt
09-24-2020, 11:45 AM
Please sign me up. I'll send a pm to get your mailing address Miss. Here are mine. Hope they're ok:)

catPratt
09-24-2020, 11:47 AM
My last two since I can only upload 5 at once.

plumhill2001
09-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Please sign me up. I'll send a pm to get your mailing address Miss. Here are mine. Hope they're ok:)

More than OK! :)
For some mysterious reason I'm drawn to the giant eyeball! :laugh:

miss
09-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Those look great, catPratt! Thanks for playing.

Beverley
09-25-2020, 08:39 AM
Great stuff catPratt!! Love those kitties :)

bluebird
09-25-2020, 02:55 PM
Sign me up, please! I've got my twinchies ready! :cute:

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miss
09-25-2020, 04:26 PM
Those are gorgeous, bluebird! Welcome!

Received twinchies from zhouzhou today!

Just a reminder that we are two weeks from the deadline (yikes!).

bluebird
09-25-2020, 08:52 PM
Thank you! :cute: I sent out my twinchies! Hope they get there soon!

Beverley
09-26-2020, 09:25 AM
Those are so sweet, bluebird!

plumhill2001
09-26-2020, 09:29 AM
Sign me up, please! I've got my twinchies ready! :cute:

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Those are DARLIN', bluebird! :)

miss
09-26-2020, 10:39 AM
Received twinchies today from Beverley! (Impressively fast for Canada/ US mail, no?)

Beverley
09-26-2020, 12:01 PM
Received twinchies today from Beverley! (Impressively fast for Canada/ US mail, no?)

That is amazing!! Our mail is as slow as molasses in January, right now!!
Happy to hear they made it so quickly... this time!! :)

bluebird
09-26-2020, 02:08 PM
Thank you, Beverley and plumhill! :cute:

mrubyjean
09-27-2020, 04:45 PM
If my twinchies are okay, I'd love to join.

CiCiCreates
09-27-2020, 04:51 PM
They are all cheerful and colorful, but I predict that cat might be everyone’s favorite!

miss
09-27-2020, 06:20 PM
Those look great, mrubyjean! Welcome aboard!

mrubyjean
09-28-2020, 03:53 PM
My twinchies are in the mail.

plumhill2001
09-28-2020, 07:50 PM
If my twinchies are okay, I'd love to join.

My faves would be the fish and the whale! :)