PDA

View Full Version : JANUARY WEIRD HOLIDAYS SWAP: Due February 20, 2021



Allegrae
12-23-2020, 08:29 AM
Swap Due Date – February 20, 2021
Sign-up-by date – None
Withdraw-by date – None; just communicate
Number of Items – 3 for 3
Number of participants: Unlimited
Media: Open (except for digital and photography)


Theme

Who knew January could be so weird?

Perhaps you’ve neglected to celebrate Measure Your Feet Day or forgotten to open a jar of Skippy on National Peanut Butter Day. Have plans for National Hobby Month, National Science Fiction Day or Blame Somebody Else Day?

Check out the list of bizarre January holidays here (http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/JanuaryCalendar.html) and here (https://www.checkiday.com/). If you have another reference source, feel free to use it. Choose any 3 holidays or commemorative weeks/months, and create 3 different ATCs that celebrate the weirdness.

Requirements




Send 3 different cards.
Standard ATC size (2.5” x 3.5”)
Enclose cards in plastic sleeves.
Your name, user name, swap name, location on the back of each card
Cards must be ATCs (not APCs).



Media

All media are welcome, except for digital or photography. Please keep cards flat. No bulky embellishments!

Mailing





[*=1]Do not send envelopes. I will provide them.
[*=1]Include a large self-addressed label.
[*=1]PM me for my address when you are ready to mail. My North Babylon, NY, address is correct.



Postage

U.S. players: Please include one forever stamp.
International players: Please include one U.S. global forever stamp or $1. I can also accept PayPal; please contact me for my email address.

Deadlines/iTrader





[*=1]Cards must be received by February 20, 2021. Please allow sufficient transit time, as late cards will be returned.
[*=1]A host card is appreciated, but in no way required. If I’ve missed anything here, please PM me.




Players

0. Allegrae
1. Marie
2. EatSleepWriteABook
3. LuAnnP
4. Ikcimerk
5. Sunkissedjellybaby
6. Amandawas
7. Arc2dreams
8. jessiblack

ferretgirl
12-24-2020, 04:10 AM
Well; I don't know if I can meet that deadline but I will give it a try:twitcy: lurking for now....

Monroy28
12-24-2020, 02:00 PM
lurking for now. time is short on this one. i will have to think about it.

Haagmm
12-31-2020, 05:15 PM
I love this theme - do you think you'll do it every month? I'm not sure I can get something made in time but I'm thinking about it!

Allegrae
01-01-2021, 07:37 AM
I'd like to host this monthly. Will message admin about changing deadline to Feb. 20. Will also post a Feb. swap, due Feb. 20. Each month will then follow, due on the 20th. Thanks for everyone's interest!

Marie
01-01-2021, 01:46 PM
Oh boy! I've missed these!! I'd *like* to play, but do we have to stick to only holidays from that ONE website? We've done that site for so long I have many cards for the same holidays... Can we branch out a bit? Include the app or the calendars too? Many cool holidays just aren't listed on that site.

Allegrae
01-01-2021, 04:46 PM
I'm very open to using other sites, Marie. I agree with you. Do you have some good links to share?

Marie
01-01-2021, 05:26 PM
There is an app in the App Store that I think is actually associated with the site.
220206

also, I used to buy this calendar every year at the ACMoore. From papercraftproducts.com Hopefully other stores will also carry it this year since ACMoore is gone.....
220207

Sorry the image is sideways... :-/

Marie
01-01-2021, 05:36 PM
And there are several listed on Amazon:


220214

Marie
01-01-2021, 05:37 PM
The app is free and lists several holidays for every day. :)

And there’s checkiday. LOTS of ads but they do list Bizarre holidays if you scroll past them.

https://www.checkiday.com/

Marie
01-01-2021, 05:40 PM
Hope some of this helps!

luckycat479
01-02-2021, 12:10 AM
Lurking

Allegrae
01-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the great resources, everyone! I've amended the swap description to include any resources you have. This will definitely keep it interesting!

CastleQueen5
01-02-2021, 09:19 AM
I used to love to make cards every month for this swap. I think I could come up with something soon.

Marie
01-02-2021, 11:59 AM
THANK YOU ALLEGRAE! I’m pretty sure that making everyone stick to that one website is what ended this swap thread before. It was just picked dry, right? Please sign me up. :)

Allegrae
01-02-2021, 02:02 PM
So glad you're in, Marie!

SunkissedJellybaby
01-02-2021, 05:56 PM
lurking. I've downloaded the app. If I'm inspired by the holidays I'll join :D

CastleQueen5
01-03-2021, 12:43 AM
THANK YOU ALLEGRAE! I’m pretty sure that making everyone stick to that one website is what ended this swap thread before. It was just picked dry, right? Please sign me up. :)

I struggled with coming up with new ideas every year, that was my issue. But It has been so long, I think I could come up some new themes and cards.

Marie
01-03-2021, 02:48 AM
Yay Heather! I think I’ve got my holidays chosen. Are you feeling well enough to play?

CastleQueen5
01-03-2021, 10:42 AM
Yay Heather! I think I’ve got my holidays chosen. Are you feeling well enough to play?

Well today I feel fine, but I need to work on other things. I have a snow swap that is due Jan 7th, but right here in the same state, Mail usually gets to her fast.

I guess I feel well enough to host not sure if I am well enough to use my hands. I am typing though and today it seems fine.

Marie
01-03-2021, 07:26 PM
I sure hope you can still host and play. You need happy things to help you through this.

Catharinejo
01-04-2021, 10:27 PM
Id like to join!

CastleQueen5
01-04-2021, 10:30 PM
not to brag or anything but I made these for the art a thon. They got snagged right away (traded), But I thought I would share. I punched WAY TOOO many of these cats from scrap papers while I was watching a movie one night.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/small/1_happy_MEW_year_pink_polka_dot_kitty.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/small/1_happy_MEW_year_glitter_kitty.jpg

Marie
01-05-2021, 12:16 AM
So cute Heather. Perfect for January 2nd! ‘Happy Mew Year For Cats Day’...

EatSleepWriteABook
01-05-2021, 10:31 PM
This sounds like fun. I'd like to join, please. Thanks.

LuAnnP
01-06-2021, 12:05 AM
Yes! Yes! I would like to join.

Allegrae
01-06-2021, 08:14 AM
Welcome, EatSleepWriteaBook and LuAnnP!

samaranavi
01-06-2021, 08:18 AM
Just looked at the links you provided. What a great site! Hilarous and informative re calendar. Thinking about this one....hmmm. Perhaps.

Ikcimerk
01-09-2021, 04:47 AM
Oh, I SO want in on this one!!! Please may I play? Thx!

Allegrae
01-09-2021, 09:12 AM
Welcome, Ikcimerk! Glad you've joined the weirdness.

Lurkers also welcome.

SunkissedJellybaby
01-09-2021, 02:22 PM
I'd like to sign up. I have 2 cards completed so far.

Allegrae
01-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Welcome, Sunkissedjellybaby!

EatSleepWriteABook
01-10-2021, 02:24 AM
My cards are done and ready to be mailed. I tried posting a photo but I'm having trouble uploading it. My "weird holidays" are: Science Fiction Day (Jan 2), Popcorn Day (Jan 19, although in my house every day is Popcorn Day), Compliment Day (Jan 24) and Chocolate Cake Day (Jan 27).

Amandawas
01-11-2021, 01:12 PM
Can join please?

Allegrae
01-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Welcome, Amandawas!

Marie
01-12-2021, 01:38 AM
220534

My cards are done. Can you please PM me your address?

Bobblehead Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
Cheesy Socks Day
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day

Allegrae
01-12-2021, 04:53 AM
Wonderful cards, Marie!

Allegrae
01-12-2021, 10:35 AM
Amandawas, tried to PM you with my address, but your storage is full. If you can clear some messages, I'll retry.

CastleQueen5
01-12-2021, 01:27 PM
220534

My cards are done. Can you please PM me your address?

Bobblehead Day
Winnie the Pooh Day
Cheesy Socks Day
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day


Back in like 3rd or 4th grade my son won an art contest. He drew the cowboy scene from inside the bunk house looking out. I never forgot the praise he got from the judges, about perspective.

So having said all that Marie, you are a true artist. Your perspective on the the SOCKS card, just screams your artfulness. Great use of perspective on the pan handler too. Of course all your cards are great, but it is perspective that adds to each one. Oh and yes, I want one of them.

Marie
01-12-2021, 02:50 PM
Thanks Heather! I’m really glad you like them. :) I hope you get one. I’m so glad this swap is up again!

Arc2dreams
01-18-2021, 06:32 PM
I'd like to play along :)

LuAnnP
01-18-2021, 10:52 PM
I have my cards ready!

National Hat Day: January 15 (With two removable nesting hats)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm661.JPG

Winnie the Pooh Day January 18 (Sorry it is so tiny. I just can't get this file to reduce correctly. It's quite cute in person...)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm662.png

Squirrel Appreciation Day January 21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm663.png

Scotch Tape Day January 31

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm664.jpeg

P.S. ...
Does anyone have any recommendations for getting those pictures small enough to meet the file limit... consistently?

I usually use the tools on my Mac, but this time they all came out different, even though I followed the same steps for each image. Perhaps I need to invest in a photo imaging program.

I am adding a blog URL. The pictures look SO much better here:

https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/january-weird-holidays/

Marie
01-18-2021, 11:50 PM
Gah!!! I LOVE your Pooh card!!!

I’ve been emailing them to myself size medium, then opening the email with my phone, saving the reduced image to my iPhone and loading from there. Works for me... but kinda clunky. :-/

Allegrae
01-19-2021, 08:38 AM
Fantastic cards, LuAnnP!

Welcome, Arc2dreams!

SunkissedJellybaby
01-19-2021, 09:40 AM
My cards went in the mail today. :-) They might take a while to arrive - mail is really slow right now

Allegrae
01-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Marie, your fabulous cards have arrived! Thanks for the host card!

Marie
01-19-2021, 12:39 PM
You’re welcome! Thanks for letting me know. I’m glad you like them. :)

LuAnnP
01-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Gah!!! I LOVE your Pooh card!!!

I’ve been emailing them to myself size medium, then opening the email with my phone, saving the reduced image to my iPhone and loading from there. Works for me... but kinda clunky. :-/

Marie, THANK YOU. I never even THOUGHT of using my phone. (still a little tech-challenged with phones... didn't get one of my own until two years ago...) And thanks for the comment about Pooh. I thought a bit before cutting into the OLD book, but decided it would bring me more joy as the source for many more ATCs.

Marie
01-19-2021, 11:10 PM
You made the right choice LuAnnP! That card is perfectly joy bringing. :)

EatSleepWriteABook
01-20-2021, 05:28 PM
I have my cards ready!

National Hat Day: January 15 (With two removable nesting hats)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm661.JPG

Winnie the Pooh Day January 18 (Sorry it is so tiny. I just can't get this file to reduce correctly. It's quite cute in person...)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm662.png

Squirrel Appreciation Day January 21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm663.png

Scotch Tape Day January 31

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm664.jpeg

P.S. ...
Does anyone have any recommendations for getting those pictures small enough to meet the file limit... consistently?

I usually use the tools on my Mac, but this time they all came out different, even though I followed the same steps for each image. Perhaps I need to invest in a photo imaging program.

I am adding a blog URL. The pictures look SO much better here:

https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/january-weird-holidays/

Your cards are fabulous!

CastleQueen5
01-20-2021, 11:41 PM
I take a photo with my iphone. I Edit it sometimes, to mainly crop off edges. I then send it from my iphone to my flickr.com account. I have that option, so instead of email or texting an image, choice #5 is flickr.com. Flickr.com is free for about the first 700-1000 images.

Ok then I go to flickr.com using my mac computer, and find the image I sent. I download it to my computer. I use MEDIUM as a choice, vs small or large. I RENAME the image so it is NOT alkdjalsjdlkjdlkj121 or whatever.

Once I have downloaded images to my computer. It is easy to upload to my gallery here. The loading program will ask me to pick a download. I use RECENT to find The most recent images, and since I just renamed them I can find them pretty easy.


That doesnt seem all that clunky to me. I have to use my phone anyway.

BTW< I can plug in my phone to my computer too, but I dont want to download all the photos on my phone to my computer. I want to pick and choose the ones I want to load.

Allegrae
01-23-2021, 11:25 AM
LuAnnP and EatSleepWriteaBook, your wonderful cards have arrived! Thank you both for the host card!

jessiblack
01-23-2021, 12:40 PM
Please sign me up!

Thanks.

Allegrae
01-24-2021, 07:15 AM
Welcome, jessiblack!

Allegrae
02-07-2021, 05:25 AM
Beautiful cards have arrived from Sunkissedjellybaby and Amandawas! Thank you both for the host cards!

Arc2dreams
02-09-2021, 12:04 AM
Mailed my cards out :)

EatSleepWriteABook
02-10-2021, 01:07 AM
I have my cards ready!

National Hat Day: January 15 (With two removable nesting hats)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm661.JPG

Winnie the Pooh Day January 18 (Sorry it is so tiny. I just can't get this file to reduce correctly. It's quite cute in person...)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm662.png

Squirrel Appreciation Day January 21

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm663.png

Scotch Tape Day January 31

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm664.jpeg

P.S. ...
Does anyone have any recommendations for getting those pictures small enough to meet the file limit... consistently?

I usually use the tools on my Mac, but this time they all came out different, even though I followed the same steps for each image. Perhaps I need to invest in a photo imaging program.

I am adding a blog URL. The pictures look SO much better here:

https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2021/01/19/january-weird-holidays/

These are great cards!

Allegrae
02-13-2021, 08:11 PM
Wonderful cards have arrived from jessiblack! Thanks for the extra postage and paper!

Allegrae
02-22-2021, 06:38 AM
Just waiting on 2 sets, and we'll be ready to go!

Marie
02-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Anticipation!

Allegrae
02-23-2021, 11:50 AM
Fabulous cards received from Arc2dreams! Thanks for the host card!

Just waiting for one set...

Allegrae
03-01-2021, 12:29 PM
Ikcimerk, your wonderful cards have arrived. Thanks for the hosties!

All cards are here. Will swap them by tomorrow and mail returns in the afternoon. Thanks for playing, everyone!

Marie
03-01-2021, 03:46 PM
Now the fun of waiting can begin! So glad you revived this swap Allegrea!

Marie
03-10-2021, 11:53 PM
My returns are here! Super cards from Arc2dreams, ikcimerk and sunkissedjellybaby. Thank you all and thanks to our host! Off to leave rocks! :)

jessiblack
03-21-2021, 04:12 PM
Hey Sunkissed - I referenced the wrong card for your reputation points - I really appreciated your drinking straw and cup. It was very nicely done.