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blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 10:39 AM
Sign up date - July 18th or when full
Withdraw date - Once theme is chosen you cannot withdraw
Swap Due Date - August 1st
Number of Cards - 4 for 4 (per group)
Number of participants - 6 groups of 5 up to 8 groups of 5




Welcome to the Mid-June Pick-A-Theme!

General Info
* All players must have a 15+ Itrader rating to participate
* This swap will have 6 groups of 5 participants. Will go up to 8 groups if there is demand
* You may sign up for no more than two groups
* Since this is a PAT, once you have chosen a theme you CANNOT withdraw. Please have a theme chosen within three days of signing up. Many participants begin immediately. Do not over commit yourself!!
* The most important information is highlighted in blue.


Instructions
* Make one card for each member of your group (in their chosen theme) and receive 4 cards (of your chosen theme) in return.
* Provide a link for any possible unknown themes. Please nothing extremely difficult or obscure!
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* Ensure your user name, group number and who you made the card for is on the back of each card.
* Please no heavy or bulky embellishments. Mediums are specified per group.


Mailing Cards - All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves. Please include username and swap name on all envelopes.

* International participants – Please keep in mind it can take up to two weeks for me to receive international mail. I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your mailing address to me. I create printed mailing labels for all international participants.

* US Participants – Please include a (clearly written) self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Do not send small return address labels in lieu of a clearly written address. Please include 62 cents minimum loose postage. Unused postage will be returned, if possible.

* Please do not send bubble envelopes for returns!!!

Please post to the thread when cards have been mailed.

General Info - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. As this is a Pick-A-Theme swap I will be forced to leave NEGATIVE trader ratings for no shows! Late cards will receive neutral feedback. I will update the thread when I receive your cards but please allow 72 hours for trader ratings. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local) to those who have not confirmed their cards have been mailed.

Photo pools are created in all my swaps for the enjoyment of the participants. By signing up for the swap you are agreeing to have your cards displayed in the photo pool.

I will also be creating a swap gallery at the end of this swap to go into the swap gallery section of this site. This was decided after everyone had signed up for the swap. If for any reason you DO NOT wish to have your cards included, please pm me. Thanks!



Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!
As always, an extra card would be appreciated but is never required

**Click here to view all the cards received!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157605784440493/)


Group 1 - Easy/Generic Themes (Open Medium) FULL
1. rooskie - yin yang
2. mrubyjean - trees
3. neca84 - cats
4. paulinet - sunflowers
5. elena - dragonflies

Group 2 - Easy/Generic Themes (Collage only) FULL
1. chardonnay1965 - cats
2. mysia - roses
3. meow2000 - birds
4. upwiththesun - circus
5. beckster - bright colors and bling

Group 3 - Easy/Generic Themes (Hand Drawn/Painted only) FULL
1. mynameisjenn - crabs
2. lily lemon - owls
3. elena - fish
4. cazfun - zetti panda
5. originalyouth - red poppy flowers

Group 4 - Regular Theme (Open Medium) FULL
1. bijaydi - person with red bird on the head Example 1 (http://flickr.com/photos/10371072@N04/2402548720/) and Example 2 (http://flickr.com/photos/leahfelicity/2277398542/)
2. grrdjules - vintage/retro cocktails
3. amyfaerie - blackbirds, ravens or crows
4. miss - girl power
5. midnitecreations - peacocks

Group 5 - Regular Theme (Collage Only) FULL
1. cazfun - oriental/asian
2. kynara - dragons
3. originalyouth - peacocks
4. kysunflower - vintage women
5. paulinet - fairies

Group 6 - Regular Theme (Hand Drawn/Painted Only) FULL
1. jitterbug - Characters from the Chronicles of Narnia Example link 1 (http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusiv..._photo_gallery) and Example Link 2 (http://www.narniaweb.com/narnia-character-profiles.asp)
2. meow2000 - dragons
3. upwiththesun - elephants
4. lagaz - colorful butterflies
5. loralou - Barbara Streisand

Group 7 - Regular Theme (Digitals - Printed at 300 dpi minimum) FULL
1. jonquil - oriental
2. lise bu - alice in wonderland
3. loralou - Barbara Streisand
4. binka - spooky castles
5. seekingforart - Billie Holiday "Lady sing the blues"

Group 8 - Regular Theme (Mixed Media) FULL
1. paperfairys - spooky trees
2. grrrdjules - 1950's
3. bijaydi - emo art Example Link 1 (http://www.kurthalsey.com/work.html) and Example Link 2 (http://www.ponandzi.com/image.php?img=1)
4. doodlebug - children
5. corrie04 - numbers

blue - received

RoOskie
06-07-2008, 10:58 AM
May I play please??? Group number 1 and my theme will be "Yin Yang" Does that qualify me for the easy/generic or is that too specific? Let me know. Perhaps group #4?

mynameisJenn
06-07-2008, 12:05 PM
can i please sign up for an easy group (hand drawn/painted), my theme will be crabs

blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Welcome rooskie and mynameisjenn!

Lily Lemon
06-07-2008, 12:34 PM
I'd like to give easy handdrawn (group 3) a try! I hope people really do choose easy themes, though! I choose owls! Thanks!

blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 01:22 PM
welcome lily lemon!

Jitterbug
06-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Yay! Can I sign up in group 6 (hand drawn/painted) with Characters from the Chronicles of Narnia?

blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 04:18 PM
Sure Jitterbug. Can you provide a link incase some aren't familiar with the movie? Thanks!

Chardonnay1965
06-07-2008, 05:39 PM
mmm can I play in easy collage...with kitty cats??? pretty please..
do you need my addy???

Elena
06-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Can I join group 3? My theme will be fish.

blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 09:35 PM
Welcome chardonnay and elena!

jonquil
06-07-2008, 09:55 PM
Would love to join the digital group with an oriental theme - if it's too broad I can narrow it down

blueskysunburn
06-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Welcome jonquil. Oriental theme should be fine. :)

Jitterbug
06-08-2008, 01:07 AM
Here are a couple of Narnia Character links for people:

http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusive_the_chronicles_of_narnia/character_photo_gallery

http://www.narniaweb.com/narnia-character-profiles.asp

Cazfun
06-08-2008, 04:12 AM
Hi...

Can I please be in group 3 with Zetti Panda and group 5 with Oriental/Asian.

Thank you

Caz

blueskysunburn
06-08-2008, 08:38 AM
Thanks for the links Jitterbug.

Welcome Cazfun!

Mysia
06-08-2008, 11:05 AM
I would love to join in the fun. Can I be in the Group 2? And I would like to have roses as a theme.

blueskysunburn
06-08-2008, 11:08 AM
Welcome mysia

RoOskie
06-08-2008, 10:48 PM
Blueskysunburn, If you need to move me to the collage group that would be fine. I know it does take time to fill up but wouldn't mind if you need to move me. -- Rooskie

blueskysunburn
06-08-2008, 11:05 PM
Thanks rooskie! I will keep that in mind but I think I will wait a bit first. Things usually slow down here on the weekends so there will probably be more sign ups once people get back to work.

OriginalYouth
06-08-2008, 11:08 PM
May I please complete group 3 with theme TBD....?

blueskysunburn
06-08-2008, 11:13 PM
Sure OY. Just let me know.

Lily Lemon
06-10-2008, 12:34 PM
CAn't wait to see what OY chooses! :)

Meow2000
06-10-2008, 01:17 PM
I like to play in group 2 birds and group 6 dragons please :wubclub:

blueskysunburn
06-10-2008, 01:55 PM
Welcome Meow2000!

OriginalYouth
06-10-2008, 04:16 PM
I would like my theme for group 3 to be RED POPPY FLOWERS. Thanks! :D

blueskysunburn
06-10-2008, 04:55 PM
sure thing!

Kynara
06-10-2008, 09:04 PM
can I be in group 5 with my theme as dragons, please? thanks!

blueskysunburn
06-10-2008, 09:23 PM
sure! welcome kynara

mrubyjean
06-11-2008, 12:01 AM
Could I please join in Easy (Open Medium) with the theme of trees?

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 06:49 AM
May I jump into group 5 with PEACOCKS? :D

upwiththesun
06-11-2008, 08:43 AM
may I have a spot in Group Two with my theme CIRCUS and Group 6 with my theme ELEPHANTS? Thanks! I'm all caught up and ready to get busy again!

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 08:44 AM
welcome mrubyjean

you're in group 5 original youth

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 10:13 AM
I got my 1st group of cards inked and began painting them, here is a preview of the WIP:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2570641956_bf54834e53.jpg

kysunflower
06-11-2008, 11:09 AM
I'd like to join group 5, vintage women please.

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 11:20 AM
upwiththesun it looks like we posted right at the same time this morning. I completely missed you. :)

welcome kysunflower

your picture won't come up on my work computer oy. :(

kysunflower
06-11-2008, 12:23 PM
blueskysunburn, can I be put in group 5 please, I've already stared gathering my stuff and working on that group. Plus I'm not doing well in hand drawing right now, still get jittery hands, don't know if this is left over from surgery or what, hoping it gets better soon though.

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Oops! I meant to put you in group five. Sorry about that! I'll fix it now.

Bijaydi
06-11-2008, 01:54 PM
May I join group 4 with the theme "person with red bird on the head"? LOL funky theme, I know. Here are a couple cards from my collection as examples: My feathery friend Harriet (http://flickr.com/photos/10371072@N04/2402548720/) and Uncle Jeb and the Cardinal (http://flickr.com/photos/leahfelicity/2277398542/).

Hoping I don't scare away other potential group 4 participants... :unsure:

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 01:55 PM
heehee - Those should make for some interesting cards! welcome bijaydi

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 02:54 PM
I had a question about my cards, I'll try to do a little video of me making one soon. I just use india ink (Daler-Rowney and Winsor & Newton are the 2 most recent varieties) and whatever brush is lying around. I got some cool sleek black handled 'Royal Majestic' brushes last week on super clearance at Hobby Lobby, I used a 3/0 and a 3 for these. HTH!

kysunflower
06-11-2008, 03:35 PM
Oops! I meant to put you in group five. Sorry about that! I'll fix it now.

THANK YOU!

grrrdjules
06-11-2008, 03:35 PM
Can I join group 4 with "vintage/retro cocktails" puh-leez?

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 03:36 PM
I'd like group 4, with Willy Wonka theme (book or movie characters or themes)

DANG! I just noticed I can only be in 2 groups. If you open it to 3 groups/person, I'll jump in then.

Bijaydi
06-11-2008, 04:33 PM
I had a question about my cards, I'll try to do a little video of me making one soon. I just use india ink (Daler-Rowney and Winsor & Newton are the 2 most recent varieties) and whatever brush is lying around. I got some cool sleek black handled 'Royal Majestic' brushes last week on super clearance at Hobby Lobby, I used a 3/0 and a 3 for these. HTH!

Thanks for the info, Sarah! Have you found it matters whether you use natural or synthetic brushes?

amyfaerie
06-11-2008, 04:43 PM
oh sweet lordy . . . let's all make it as hard as possible for amy to keep her ass out of another swap, why don't we? LOL!

i would like to be in Group Four please . . . blackbirds as my theme. this could be plain old blackbirds, or ravens or crows.

Bijaydi
06-11-2008, 04:55 PM
Do any of you ever get theme-envy? Like, where someone else picks their theme and you think to yourself, "Dagnabbit, why didn't I think of that?" And then you wish it was a "Pick everybody else's theme" swap?

Uh... me neither.

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Thanks for the info, Sarah! Have you found it matters whether you use natural or synthetic brushes?

Nope! I dont' pay attention much, I'll paint with anything! Most of mine are totally cheap and cracked and such, even falling apart. I was really excited to find that set (4 or 5 brushes, normally $9, was around $2.50).

OriginalYouth
06-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Do any of you ever get theme-envy? Like, where someone else picks their theme and you think to yourself, "Dagnabbit, why didn't I think of that?" And then you wish it was a "Pick everybody else's theme" swap?

Uh... me neither.

Yes, actually, sometimes I do! Which theme are you coveting?

miss
06-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Can I nab the last spot in group 4? (I think there's one spot left.) Back in a minute with my theme.

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 07:22 PM
welcome grrrdjules, amyfaerie and miss.

sorry originalyouth it will only be for up to two groups for this swap. :)

Bijaydi
06-11-2008, 07:36 PM
Which theme are you coveting?

Zetti pandas sound pretty awesome, for one. lol

amyfaerie
06-11-2008, 07:37 PM
bijaydi, i already have your red-bird-on-head started . . . an acrylic painting of a little black-haired girl, red bird in her hair. oh yes.

amyfaerie
06-11-2008, 07:38 PM
i really like red poppies as a theme . . . that's a good one! and, it makes me think of listening to The Alarm in the 1980s. [that probably dates me as WAY older than the rest of you, though.]

grrrdjules
06-11-2008, 08:53 PM
OMGosh Amy - the album cover was a big poppy? I have clothes older than some of the people here! Not that there's anything wrong with that. I saw the Stranglers, The Clash, XTC, The Smiths, Talking Heads a gazillion times, and so many more - it's a wonder I'm still alive!

amyfaerie
06-11-2008, 09:12 PM
gasp! juli! LMAO! i never got to see the smiths, and it's one of those things that haunts me to this day . . . i've seen the stranglers, too! plus the ramones, squeeze, love & rockets, echo & the bunnymen . . . etc., etc.

i saw bauhaus last summer on a reunion tour (!) when they opened for trent reznor. i think i was one of three people at the pavilion who actually bought a ticket to see bauhaus. i think i was also older than some of the parents who had dropped their teenagers off at the gate.

ah, yes. i forgot--you 'n me are pretty close in age AND in goofiness! LOL!

miss
06-11-2008, 09:33 PM
Can I nab the last spot in group 4? (I think there's one spot left.) Back in a minute with my theme.


OK, so it was the second-to-last spot, and I took more than a minute, but my theme is girl power.

midnitecreations
06-11-2008, 09:58 PM
could I sign up for group 4 with peacocks?

Lagaz
06-11-2008, 09:59 PM
BlueSkySunburn, I'd like to join to please!

Group 6 theme to be anounced :)

Kynara
06-11-2008, 09:59 PM
gasp! juli! LMAO! i never got to see the smiths, and it's one of those things that haunts me to this day . . . i've seen the stranglers, too! plus the ramones, squeeze, love & rockets, echo & the bunnymen . . . etc., etc.

i saw bauhaus last summer on a reunion tour (!) when they opened for trent reznor. i think i was one of three people at the pavilion who actually bought a ticket to see bauhaus. i think i was also older than some of the parents who had dropped their teenagers off at the gate.

ah, yes. i forgot--you 'n me are pretty close in age AND in goofiness! LOL!

hey, quit that 'old' talk! You've only got me by two years! lol!

I've finally got my teenager listening to the ramones. hehe had to get her away from some of this newer sappy pop teen stuff. ;) That way when she blasts her stereo, i don't feel like gagging :cool:

blueskysunburn
06-11-2008, 11:12 PM
Girl power it is, miss!

Welcome midnitecreations and legaz

OriginalYouth
06-12-2008, 12:09 AM
welcome grrrdjules, amyfaerie and miss.

sorry originalyouth it will only be for up to two groups for this swap. :)

Oh man, okay. :( bummed....I would've happily swapped groups and jumped into the other, I'm digging on the themes there.

Lise Bu
06-12-2008, 04:24 AM
Can I go into the digital group please with Alice in Wonderland x x

blueskysunburn
06-12-2008, 07:28 AM
welcome lise bu

amyfaerie
06-13-2008, 12:31 PM
i have a little red bird in some hair . . .

Bijaydi
06-13-2008, 12:53 PM
Oh, she's sweet! :cute:

amyfaerie
06-13-2008, 01:12 PM
she still needs a little something . . . so she'll be jazzed up a bit before she's done.

grrrdjules
06-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Maybe a smoke, a tattoo and her middle finger sticking up? Oh, wait, is this not for Big Kay!?

amyfaerie
06-13-2008, 03:27 PM
i know! LOL! but, if i added those things, it would be amy winehouse with a bird stuck in her hair. :cute:

Mysia
06-13-2008, 03:48 PM
Oh Amy, that card is so pretty!!

Loralou
06-13-2008, 04:59 PM
Can I finish group 6 please?

blueskysunburn
06-13-2008, 07:43 PM
welcome loralou

neca84
06-13-2008, 08:39 PM
Hello, can I please join group 1, with my theme CATS.

Thank you

blueskysunburn
06-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Hey, hey 15pts today! welcome neca!

PaulineT
06-13-2008, 10:02 PM
Could I have a spot in Group 1 Easy/Generic Themes - subject Sunflowers

and a spot in Group 5 Regular Theme (Collage Only) - subject Fairies?

PaulineT

blueskysunburn
06-13-2008, 10:19 PM
welcome paulinet

grrrdjules
06-14-2008, 12:13 AM
OOh cool, this is only my second PAT, they fill up quite nicely don't they? Sorry, that noise is my brain ticking away thinking of joining a second group :err:

neca84
06-14-2008, 12:49 AM
Hey, hey 15pts today! welcome neca!

I WAS HOPING I'D MAKE THE 15 BEFORE YOUR SWAP FILLED UP.. THANX FOR HAVING ME

Beckster
06-14-2008, 01:31 AM
If there's room; I'd like to be in group 2
Theme: Bright Colors and Bling!

Loralou
06-14-2008, 03:43 AM
Brilliant, can I have a theme of Barbra Streisand please! (and before anyone comments it is only the second time I have picked it as my theme in a PAT lol)

jonquil
06-14-2008, 05:06 AM
Can I go into the digital group please with Alice in Wonderland x x

Another digital player - thought I was going to have to make cards for myself:laugh:

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 07:51 AM
If you want in on another group grrrdjules just let me know...No problem neca

Welcome beckster.

Do you expect some heckling loralou? ;)

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 07:51 AM
I know! Digital was quick to fill up last time. It's a little slow going this go-round.

Loralou
06-14-2008, 03:18 PM
I'll play in the digital group.... same theme!

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 03:58 PM
You're in digital, loralou.

We need one more player for open medium and two more for digital. Any takers?

Elena
06-14-2008, 04:10 PM
Can I also have the last spot on group 1? My theme will be dragonflies.

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 04:14 PM
Sure!

Paperfairys
06-14-2008, 08:46 PM
Oh no! missed it :( PATs are my fave ... ah well serves me right for not checking in for a few days.
HAVE FUN GUYS ... xx :)

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 08:47 PM
There is room for one more group paperfairys if you would like to join. Which medium would you prefer?

Paperfairys
06-14-2008, 08:49 PM
hand drawn or mixed media please hun ?

You are a star xx

theme : spooky trees please ?

elaine x :D

blueskysunburn
06-14-2008, 08:58 PM
Ooooh. Lets do mixed media. We don't have that medium!

Lise Bu
06-15-2008, 06:57 AM
This is my very first ever attempt at digital atc's this one is for Jonquil x x

7736


What a wally this is for Jonquil not Joni Owens

blueskysunburn
06-15-2008, 09:56 AM
That turned out really cool. Great work for your first attempt!

RoOskie
06-16-2008, 02:29 AM
Way awesome Lise Bu!!! Cool affect! - RoOskie

RoOskie
06-16-2008, 05:27 PM
HERE ARE MY CARDS FOR GROUP 1. HOPE YOU ALL LIKE THEM. LOTS OF FUN AND THANKS - ROOSKIKE (THE PIGGY IS FOR THE HOST. I SAW ON YOUR PROFILE THAT YOU WERE COLLECTING PIGS. HOPE YOU LIKE HIM)

7897 7898 7899 7900 7901

grrrdjules
06-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Can I join group 8 as well please? Theme is 1950s.

Thanks!

mrubyjean
06-16-2008, 05:45 PM
Rooksie ~ You are a fast worker ~ I love my graceful tree!! They are all so cute ~ really clever dragonfly!

RoOskie
06-16-2008, 06:29 PM
Jen, they are on their way! Take good card of my babie! - RoOskie

blueskysunburn
06-16-2008, 06:50 PM
Great cards rooskie! I love my piggy, thank you for making him for me! I will watch out for your cards.

You're in group 8 grrrdjules.

Cazfun
06-17-2008, 05:34 AM
Here are 2 that I have done so far...

7931 7932

Hope you like so far - The orange isn't in them just what I sat them on to take the piccys

Caz

Lise Bu
06-17-2008, 06:21 AM
Babs for LoraLou

7935

Loralou
06-17-2008, 06:40 AM
Oh WOW I love it!

edited for bad language lol

Lise Bu
06-17-2008, 06:52 AM
Oh WOW I love it!

edited for bad language lol

great - i'm so pleased you like it - I wanted to get it perfect for you x x

This one is for me:

7936

Loralou
06-17-2008, 07:01 AM
You know you don't have to make cards for yourself in your groups :p lol

blueskysunburn
06-17-2008, 07:24 AM
Cool peacock card, cazfun. Are those real peacock feathers?

Looking good lise bu!

blueskysunburn
06-17-2008, 07:24 AM
We need a couple more for digital and four for mixed media. Any takers?

Lise Bu
06-17-2008, 07:45 AM
You know you don't have to make cards for yourself in your groups :p lol

I know lol - but I just fancied doing it lol - seen as no one else has signed up for our group boo hoo:unsure::unsure::unsure:

Loralou
06-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Here are my first 3 cards
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19507&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19508&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19509&w=l

Meow2000 - Dragon, Upwiththesun - elephant, Jitterbug - Narnia

Cazfun
06-17-2008, 09:12 AM
Cool peacock card, cazfun. Are those real peacock feathers?

Looking good lise bu!

Definately not real..... dont think they are ever that small LOL

Just some fibre wool and a found image cut & gelled on !!

Caz

Bijaydi
06-17-2008, 02:29 PM
Please sign me up in group 8 with the theme "emo art". Here are links:
Kurt Halsey: http://www.kurthalsey.com/work.html
Pon and Zi, by Jeff Thomas: http://www.ponandzi.com/image.php?img=1

Lagaz
06-17-2008, 05:35 PM
I've been thinking of joining the digital group, but am not sure. Is it digital collage? I do drawings, then colour them digitally, would that count still?

Loralou
06-17-2008, 06:13 PM
Of course it would! Thats what I plan to do for mine I think.

blueskysunburn
06-17-2008, 08:05 PM
Great cards loralou! I really like the snow on the dragon card.

got you down bijaydi.

I think it counts too lagaz. Just let me know if you decide you want to join it.

amyfaerie
06-18-2008, 02:23 PM
OMG, Loralou! I love that Narnia card!

Jennifer, mine will be in tomorrow morning's mail pickup--i dunked them in a blue mailbox this afternoon. :D
All of mine for Group Four are below, plus I made you a little winged piglet!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19620&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19621&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19622&w=l http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19624&w=o http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19623&w=o

kysunflower
06-18-2008, 03:19 PM
mine are in the mail

miss
06-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Absolutely love mine, amyfaerie! :) Lol, I haven't even started yet... but I'm planning some major ATC time this weekend.

Bijaydi
06-18-2008, 05:59 PM
Wow Amy! I love how you developed mine! It's so you, but with the new handpainted main element which I love! Thank you!

amyfaerie
06-18-2008, 06:45 PM
oh, good! i'm glad you two [miss & bijaydi] like yours! miss, after i started putting that collage girl together, she just looked so sassy with that wagging finger--so it was a happy accident that it came together on first try! bethany, i just kept looking at her and thinking she needed jazzed up. LOL!

blueskysunburn
06-18-2008, 08:45 PM
Great cards Amy! I like how you are starting to incorporate painted things into your work. I love my little piggy - Thank you for making it for me!

I keep an eye out for both your cards amy and donna. :)

neca84
06-19-2008, 01:56 AM
These are my cards for group 1, Plus I have sent you a little suprise Jen, not in the photo, hope you like it.

grrrdjules
06-19-2008, 07:27 AM
Wicked cards Amy - I love mine!

blueskysunburn
06-19-2008, 07:43 AM
Oh, I love surprises! I really like how you did that dragonfly.

I'll keep an eye out for your cards.

Binka
06-19-2008, 10:22 AM
Oooh a digital group. How come I missed that????
Like to play please :)
My theme: spooky castles

Loralou
06-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Here's the first of my digitals, bigger versions in my gallery.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19772&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19643&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19637&w=s

Lise Bu
06-19-2008, 04:55 PM
Great cards Lora

Here is my spooky castle:

8039

Loralou
06-19-2008, 05:30 PM
oooh spooky!

grrrdjules
06-19-2008, 05:43 PM
great cards Loralou... I'm off to check your gallery!
here are 3 of mine for group #4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19815&w=o
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19812&w=o
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19813&w=o

Bijaydi
06-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Those are fabulous Juli! And I just want to hug my card in person, because it's SO HUGGABLE!

Paperfairys
06-19-2008, 06:15 PM
Oh bijaydi ! I love the art on that link you posted. Im going to enjoy doing that :D

elaine x

seekingforart
06-19-2008, 06:35 PM
May I join in group 7! my theme would be Billie Holiday "Lady sing the blues"

blueskysunburn
06-19-2008, 08:19 PM
welcome binka and sekingforart!


awesome cards guys! everyone is producing seomg great work.

blueskysunburn
06-20-2008, 10:01 PM
I received cards today from rooskie and kysunflower. :)

Lise Bu
06-21-2008, 01:06 PM
Billie for Seekingforart

8135

Thats me done now so I will send off on tuesday x x

blueskysunburn
06-21-2008, 05:23 PM
Received cards today from elena and amyfaerie!

We need two more players for the mixed media group. Any takers?

grrrdjules
06-21-2008, 05:55 PM
I'm already there! I'll add a bit to my sig file and see if I can round up 2 more people.

Mysia
06-22-2008, 05:34 PM
Great cards everyone!

Lily Lemon
06-22-2008, 09:28 PM
mynameis jenn's crab

cazfun's zetti panda

seekingforart
06-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Love my card! Thanks Lise Bu!
Cute cards Lily Lemon!

Lily Lemon
06-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Here are my cards for Elena and Original Youth:

Cazfun
06-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Whata lovely Zetti Panda Lily Lemon... Love him XX

blueskysunburn
06-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Cute cards Lily Lemon. I like the fishy one best. :)

doodlebug
06-23-2008, 08:40 PM
I'll go for Group 8, my theme: children.

blueskysunburn
06-23-2008, 08:41 PM
Welcome, doodlebug

blueskysunburn
06-23-2008, 10:38 PM
Okay, the photo pool is up and running. Just click on the link on the first post to view what has been received so far. :)

mynameisJenn
06-24-2008, 06:41 PM
my cards are being mailed tomorrow morning! :)

blueskysunburn
06-24-2008, 10:43 PM
I'll keep an eye out for them jen.

Okay guys, I'm a goober. I forgot that additional postage went up to 20 with the postage increase. I've changed the postage requirement in the first post for US particpants to 62 minimum. Those that have already sent your cards I will comp any additional postage needed since I boo-boo'd.

blueskysunburn
06-25-2008, 07:57 AM
We need one more player for mixed media and then we are full up. Any takers??

Loralou
06-26-2008, 03:34 PM
Here is my Billie card
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20994&w=o

blueskysunburn
06-26-2008, 10:29 PM
Great card loralou!

I received cards today from lily lemon.

seekingforart
06-28-2008, 12:37 PM
Loralou, I love my Billie card! thanks so much!

Lise Bu
07-01-2008, 02:20 AM
My cards are on their way to you hun x x x

blueskysunburn
07-01-2008, 06:19 AM
Sounds good! I'll keep an eye out. Thanks for letting me know.

blueskysunburn
07-02-2008, 08:25 AM
Still looking for one player to take the last place in the mixed media group...Anyone interested?

miss
07-02-2008, 01:19 PM
I mailed my group 4 cards today.

blueskysunburn
07-02-2008, 04:56 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep an eye out.

Kynara
07-02-2008, 05:15 PM
My cards went postal today, too :D

blueskysunburn
07-02-2008, 06:08 PM
I'll keep an eye out for yours too then. :)

seekingforart
07-03-2008, 08:18 AM
I finished my cards for group 7!

blueskysunburn
07-03-2008, 08:39 AM
Cool cards! I really like the castle one.

Loralou
07-03-2008, 04:06 PM
I like the Barbra one :D Hehe SOOO looking forward to getting my mitts on these!

seekingforart
07-03-2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks! Digital was a little out of my comfort zone!

Mysia
07-04-2008, 02:50 AM
Got a little carried away with these.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2636024968_f102351e5c.jpg?v=0

blueskysunburn
07-04-2008, 08:08 AM
Thanks! Digital was a little out of my comfort zone!

That's my favorite thing about PATs, they tend to stretch you sometimes with the themes and mediums.

Great cards mysia! I like how you pieced them together with the tape and staples. It give a great feel to them.

Bijaydi
07-04-2008, 02:22 PM
Renu's peacock is done:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22271&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=22271)

blueskysunburn
07-04-2008, 06:37 PM
He's cute!

jonquil
07-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Here is Billie

seekingforart
07-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Jonquil thanks! I love it.

Lily Lemon
07-04-2008, 11:22 PM
I mailed these cards last week. let me know when they arrive :)

ETA : Actually, i see them in your flickr gallery so I guess you got them! My name isn't in blue so i was worried!

blueskysunburn
07-05-2008, 12:23 AM
Oops! I gave you a trader rating but missed the first post. I'll update the post now. :)

corrie04
07-05-2008, 07:37 AM
blueskysunburn - If you still need another player for the Mixed Media group, I'll play. I would like my theme to be "numbers"

blueskysunburn
07-05-2008, 08:39 AM
Yep, we're still short one player. Glad you decided to join and fill us up. Numbers it is.

midnitecreations
07-05-2008, 01:55 PM
Renu's peacock is done:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22271&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=22271)

I love him. Never seen one sitting like that!

blueskysunburn
07-05-2008, 11:53 PM
Received cards today from miss.

Chardonnay1965
07-07-2008, 08:59 AM
I have finished my cards for group 2..:D
8946 for Mysia

8947 for Meow2000

8948 forUpwiththesun

8949 for Beckster

I will mail them out tomorrow..:D:D

grrrdjules
07-07-2008, 12:16 PM
Nice cards Chardonnay! Here are mine for group 8.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22724&w=o

Bijaydi
07-07-2008, 12:27 PM
LOL Juli - are you a closet emo? I think you might be. ;)

Awesome cards!

blueskysunburn
07-07-2008, 01:12 PM
Great cards guys! I will keep an eye out for both sets.

Chardonnay1965
07-07-2008, 04:27 PM
there are sure some fab cards showing up in the thread for this swap..:D

upwiththesun
07-07-2008, 05:43 PM
My cards are in the post box waiting to be picked up at 5:00 tomorrow morning. Be on the lookout!

Meow2000
07-07-2008, 06:21 PM
Here are my cards for group 2 i still have to do group 6 cards

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x171/meow2000/pickathemecollages.jpg

blueskysunburn
07-07-2008, 11:31 PM
I received cards today from kynara.

PaulineT
07-08-2008, 10:27 PM
My cards for groups 1 and 5 will be mailed this Thursday.

Pauline

blueskysunburn
07-08-2008, 10:43 PM
Thanks for letting me know paulinet. I'll keep an eye out.

mrubyjean
07-09-2008, 01:40 PM
My cards for Group 1 are finished ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23106&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23105&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23104&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23103&w=s

Rooksie ~ Glad you like your yin/yang card...it's a different kind of interpretation!

blueskysunburn
07-09-2008, 02:38 PM
I like that interpretation mrubyjean! You don't usually see people putting too much of a spin on yin/yang

blueskysunburn
07-09-2008, 07:36 PM
Received cards today from seekingforart.

seekingforart
07-09-2008, 08:08 PM
That was fast...

midnitecreations
07-09-2008, 09:28 PM
mrubyjean cool cards. Love your ying/yang card

PaulineT
07-10-2008, 08:36 PM
Hope you all enjoy them.

Pauline

PaulineT
07-10-2008, 08:38 PM
Hope you like.

PaulineT

corrie04
07-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Here is what I have done so far for Group 8. I'll be doing the last card this weekend (grrr's 1950)
1. paperfairys - spooky trees http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23388&w=s
3. bijaydi - emo art - (This one is VERY personal to me.) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23389&w=s
4. doodlebug - children http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=23390&w=s

blueskysunburn
07-10-2008, 11:49 PM
Great cards corrie. I really like the emo one.

Bijaydi
07-11-2008, 01:11 AM
Wow - that is so great, Corrie! I love my card! :jiggy:

corrie04
07-11-2008, 05:26 PM
I love my "8" is great card! Thank you.


Nice cards Chardonnay! Here are mine for group 8.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22724&w=o

jonquil
07-12-2008, 03:49 AM
my cards will be heading off in the mail on Monday

blueskysunburn
07-12-2008, 07:12 AM
Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out. Thank for letting me know jonquil.

Binka
07-12-2008, 09:54 AM
My Billiecard for seekingforart
9295

seekingforart
07-12-2008, 10:08 AM
Binka, Billie looks wonderful thank you!

Binka
07-12-2008, 10:51 AM
Chinese Dragon for Jonquil and No matter what happens for Loralou
9300 9301

jonquil
07-12-2008, 09:09 PM
Awesome cards Binka

Mysia
07-12-2008, 09:17 PM
Here are my cards for group 2 i still have to do group 6 cards

Ah, my rose card is so pretty! Thank you! I love pink roses!

corrie04
07-12-2008, 10:29 PM
Here is my last card for grrrdjules / Grp 8. The card is cut out in the dress form but still measures 3.5" x 2.5" at the top and sides. (Approved by the hostess and grrdjules)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24017&w=s

My cards will be in Monday's mail.

blueskysunburn
07-12-2008, 10:47 PM
I like the black and white cards binka. Very straight forward.

blueskysunburn
07-12-2008, 10:48 PM
That one turned out really cute corrie! I like the side being cut out. I'll keep an eye out for your cards.

blueskysunburn
07-13-2008, 07:36 AM
I received cards yesterday from mysia and paulinet (both sets).

Bijaydi
07-13-2008, 08:51 PM
A cocktail for grrdjules:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24388&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24388)

OriginalYouth
07-13-2008, 09:23 PM
Here are my 4 collages for Group 5:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2665372749_80b31c1356.jpg
I handed them to Bluesky today.

blueskysunburn
07-14-2008, 06:06 AM
Awesome cards guys!

blueskysunburn
07-14-2008, 09:14 PM
I received cards today from Upwiththesun and Chardonnay1965.

grrrdjules
07-14-2008, 10:20 PM
Mine are on the way - bijaydi, I love my card!!!

blueskysunburn
07-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Awesome - I will watch for them.

mrubyjean
07-14-2008, 11:20 PM
My cards were finally mailed today!

blueskysunburn
07-14-2008, 11:30 PM
I will watch for them. Thanks for letting me know!

Lagaz
07-15-2008, 02:04 AM
Here's one for Upwiththesun!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24604&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24604)

OriginalYouth
07-15-2008, 07:40 AM
WOW Melissa! Amazing Elephant!

blueskysunburn
07-15-2008, 08:38 AM
Oh wow! That's wonderful!

mynameisJenn
07-15-2008, 08:54 AM
wow beautiful Elephant Lagaz.
OY love your collage cards.
Corrie, interesting card!
Bijaydi those are great cards from you too!

Fantastic work everyone.

Lise Bu
07-16-2008, 07:15 AM
no cards yet??? I am beginning to think the postman has got it in for me? I posted these cards and some chunkies about 2 weeks ago and neither envie has turned up yet.

blueskysunburn
07-16-2008, 07:19 AM
Nope, sorry. I will let you know as soon as I receive them.

blueskysunburn
07-16-2008, 03:57 PM
I received cards today from paperfairys and mrubyjean

Lagaz
07-16-2008, 08:18 PM
Okay here's my last ones :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24825&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24825)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24827&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24827)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24830&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24830)

midnitecreations
07-16-2008, 10:13 PM
Wow Melissa, your cards are just stunning. The mail on Prince C. or the expression on the dragon and barbara's face. Just perfectly done!

Lagaz
07-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Thanks :embarrassed:
Barbra's face was the hardest though. Took me forever!! I still think it doesn't look quite like her, but that's as good as it's gonna get :)

midnitecreations
07-16-2008, 10:30 PM
You're too critical on yourself. You can so tell that's Barbara.

Lagaz
07-16-2008, 10:34 PM
It was her nose, and her chin that I had the troubles with. She's got this slight upturn on her nose that is so hard to capture just right. ARGHGHHH!!!! :arghh: I was almost ripping out my hair. ;)

blueskysunburn
07-16-2008, 11:37 PM
Oh my lagaz! Wonderful work! I got your pm they are being mailed out. I will watch for them.

Mysia
07-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Lagaz, your cards look wonderful!!

Meow2000
07-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Okay here's my last ones :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24825&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24825)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24827&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24827)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=24830&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24830)

those are beautiful :yes:

Jitterbug
07-17-2008, 01:43 AM
Lagaz - Love your work! I am looking forward to my Narnia card. You are awesome - thanks!

mynameisJenn
07-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Lagaz, those are beautiful cards! wow!

Loralou
07-17-2008, 03:18 PM
OH MY GOD!!! STUNNING Barbra card!!!

Binka
07-17-2008, 04:16 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=24951
Card for Lise Bu.
My cards are in the mail today!

OriginalYouth
07-17-2008, 09:31 PM
Lagaz, I knew it was Barbra before I saw the words.

Lagaz
07-17-2008, 10:02 PM
Thanks you guys :) Well I am glad I came close enough that people recognize her, and that's what counts!

blueskysunburn
07-17-2008, 11:51 PM
I like how you did the teeth for the Cheshire Cat binka. I'll keep an eye out for your cards.

blueskysunburn
07-18-2008, 07:27 AM
I received cards yesterday from Corrie04

Lagaz
07-19-2008, 03:00 AM
BlueSky...I mailed them out Friday. They should reach you before the 1st...hopefully!

blueskysunburn
07-19-2008, 07:11 AM
Thanks for letting me know. They should...it normally takes a week to a week and a half to get mail from Canada.

blueskysunburn
07-19-2008, 07:13 AM
I'm missing LOTS of sets guys! Only two weeks out until deadline. Reminders are going out to internationals today.

Loralou
07-19-2008, 08:44 AM
I have them all done except one.. shall I send you the rest today and the last one directly to that person, or get my ass in gear and do the last card? 2 weeks should still be time to get there.

blueskysunburn
07-19-2008, 09:53 AM
If you can send them on Monday they should arrive here in plenty of time. So I guess the latter ;)

Loralou
07-19-2008, 11:17 AM
Here is for Lagaz, a colourful butterfly, painted in wax.
Hope she likes it as much as I adore the card she has made me
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=25266&w=o

blueskysunburn
07-19-2008, 12:00 PM
You've gotten really good at the wax! Great butterfly

Lagaz
07-19-2008, 12:13 PM
WOW!!:swoon: I love it Laura! And it's in wax? Amazing detail!

Lise Bu
07-20-2008, 05:53 AM
still no show on my cards yet hun? should i make and send them again do you think?? I am getting very concerned now xx

blueskysunburn
07-20-2008, 06:13 AM
No sign of them. They should have been here by two weeks tops...I probably would I'm sorry to say. If you can mail them out Monday/Tuesday at the latest I should receive them in plenty of time. This is the second set from overseas I have had that has gone MIA. It's frustrating.

blueskysunburn
07-20-2008, 06:31 AM
Jonquil - I have received your cards.

Lise Bu
07-20-2008, 07:03 AM
No sign of them. They should have been here by two weeks tops...I probably would I'm sorry to say. If you can mail them out Monday/Tuesday at the latest I should receive them in plenty of time. This is the second set from overseas I have had that has gone MIA. It's frustrating.


ok I will do them again today and get them sent out tomorrow to you - I am so sorry about this - I feel awful, I don't want you thinking that I am a flake.

I am so upset - both this envie and my gnome chunkies have gone missing in action. :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:: arghh::arghh:

blueskysunburn
07-20-2008, 07:12 AM
I don't think you're a flake. You've been in several of my swaps. :)

Hmmm....I wonder if it's the processing plant (or however USPS does it) over here. Both your PAT cards and your gnome chunkies have to come to the same area.

Loralou
07-20-2008, 02:04 PM
Poor Lise, just as well digital can be printed again quite easily. hugs