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Suzi
05-26-2021, 09:14 PM
Swap Due Date: July 21, 2021
Signup/Withdraw: July 7, 2021
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: unlimited
Media: Any Media, but please try to limit the use of stickers.


LOVABLE CATS & KITTENS Due July 21, 2021

My Mother loved cats, and she gave me my own love of cats! June 3, would have been her 94th birthday, but she passed away several weeks ago. I’ve decided to dedicate the next few swaps that I host in her honor. I have several wonderful ideas, but her love of cats has drawn me to host this one as the first one.

Just a bit about my ATC creating, and how she always helped me. She was always the one who fussy cut all of the images that I use for my cards. She did a far better job at it than I ever would be able to do! She was my biggest fan and cheerleader! When I doubted my work, she always lifted my spirits. She delighted in seeing all of the cards that I made, and traded for. When I did my swaps, she helped pick with card I should keep for the hostess gift, and she marveled at how I did the actual card swapping. She admired all of the talented artists, and she knew what all of the quirky ATC terms meant! She would be as excited as I would be when I’d bring home my supplies from the craft shops. I will certainly miss her, we had such a wonderful time together, enjoying everything ATC related.

So, for this swap, your ATCs will feature cats, in all their glory. You can feature one cat, or several cats. Kittens too! The possibilities are endless for this swap. Be creative, and please, no plain white backgrounds.

Cards are to be standard ATC size, 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" and the cards should be straight and sturdy and in an individual plastic sleeve. Please include swap name, user name, your real name, date and location on the back of all cards.

US participants, please send a large address label and a forever stamp. I will provide the envelopes!

International participants, Please enclose a large address label and a well concealed US Dollar bill. I will supply the envelopes. Any questions?? PM me.

When your cards are ready to mail, send me a PM for my address. If you have my address from previous swaps, it has not changed. Please try to mail your cards early!! I like to be prompt in sending back your returns.

When you do receive your returns, please be kind enough to leave "you rock" points for the artist whose cards you received, and if you feel that I have done a good job as a host, please leave an iTrader for me.

Who would like to play?


SpottedCrow ~received 6/4
CynthiaSillitoe ~received 6/15
Evalila ~received 6/21
Robin ~received 6/1
Blueangel ~received 6/28
Donnacr ~received 7/13
mrubyjean ~received 7/13
CiCiCreates received 7/22
CastleQueen5 ~received 7/12
plumhill2001 ~received 6/4
middleearthtraveller ~received 6/12
aginghippychic ~received 6/15
Seascape131 ~received 6/17
EatSleepWriteABook ~received 6/25
RaineyDay ~received 6/24
jo.on.the.go ~received 6/21
3moffday2 ~received 7/1
Miss Fame ~received 7/9
Monroy28 ~received 7/6
dbuffum ~received 7/19
Deb2015 ~received 7/13

SpottedCrow
05-27-2021, 09:19 AM
What a wonderful way to honor your Mom!

Please sign me up :cat::cat:

CynthiaSillitoe
05-27-2021, 10:40 AM
I'd love to play!

Suzi
05-27-2021, 11:12 AM
Welcome SpottedCrow and CynthiaSillitoe! I will add both of you now.

Evalila
05-27-2021, 11:14 AM
Count me in :D

Robin
05-27-2021, 11:15 AM
I would love to join!

BekahStargazing
05-27-2021, 11:20 AM
Lurking for if I find the time!

Suzi
05-27-2021, 05:39 PM
Welcome Evalila & Robin!

Suzi
05-27-2021, 05:39 PM
I hope you have time to join us, BekahStargazing.

Blueangel
05-27-2021, 07:18 PM
I'd like to join, please.

Suzi
05-27-2021, 08:08 PM
Welcome, Blueangel.

catladybj
05-28-2021, 01:09 AM
Lurking, need to get my cards done 1st.

Donnacr
05-28-2021, 04:38 AM
My Mum also gave me my love of cats - please sign me up.

Suzi
05-28-2021, 06:10 PM
Welcome, Donnacr.

plumhill2001
05-30-2021, 10:46 AM
I love how you're honoring your mom!
I'm going to lurk for now, but hope to get some cards done in time. :wubclub:

mrubyjean
05-30-2021, 02:20 PM
What a wonderful idea ~ I would love to join!

CiCiCreates
05-30-2021, 04:35 PM
While Iíve always been a dog person, and probably always will, I now live with 3 cats (because I also live with my son and daughter in law). I find them fascinating in so many ways, and really fun to draw, so Iíd love to sign up please. What a great idea to honor your Mom in this way!

Suzi
05-30-2021, 06:33 PM
Welcome mrubyjean and CiCiCreates! I will sign you up!

I hope you are able to join us, plumhill2001.

SpottedCrow
05-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Had a blast making these. Hope that you like them.

Forever- magazine images, nail charm foil stars, magazine text

Lucky- stencils, archival ink, washi tape, sticky text, magazine image

Outfit- acrylic inks, washi tape, magazine text, newspaper image, nail charm flower

Train- decorative paper, collage book woman, and chair, magazine image

CastleQueen5
05-31-2021, 01:28 PM
MEOW! please add me.

CastleQueen5
05-31-2021, 01:29 PM
Had a blast making these. Hope that you like them.

Forever- magazine images, nail charm foil stars, magazine text

Lucky- stencils, archival ink, washi tape, sticky text, magazine image

Outfit- acrylic inks, washi tape, magazine text, newspaper image, nail charm flower

Train- decorative paper, collage book woman, and chair, magazine image

DO you have any idea, the amount of pet hair, I have on my clothes, ALL THE TIME? I keep lint rollers handy on days I have to venture out and see people.

CiCiCreates
05-31-2021, 01:44 PM
SpottedCrow, each of your cards is fantastic- I love them!

plumhill2001
05-31-2021, 07:00 PM
Suzi, I'm ready to sign up, please! :cute:
I decided to break out the watercolors this time. Seems like a long time since I've painted!
I'll mail these tomorrow. :)

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mrubyjean
05-31-2021, 07:46 PM
How adorable, plumhill!

SpottedCrow
05-31-2021, 07:59 PM
Love your water color kitties plumhill!

Suzi
05-31-2021, 10:00 PM
Welcome CastleQueen5 and plumhill2001!

SpottedCrow
06-01-2021, 10:27 AM
Kitties are in the mail ..

plumhill2001
06-01-2021, 11:08 AM
I bought a bag full of assorted cards at the thrift store the other day. This was in it. :laugh:
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middleearthtraveller
06-02-2021, 09:27 AM
Hello! I would like to participate!

aginghippychic
06-02-2021, 11:35 AM
Suzi, how wonderful that you got to share your love of art (and cats) with your Mom! Your Mom and I share a birthday! I would love to join your swap please.

Suzi
06-02-2021, 04:18 PM
Welcome middleearthtraveler and aginghippychic, I will add both of you now!

Suzi
06-02-2021, 04:22 PM
Robin, your cards arrived yesterday afternoon!

Seascape131
06-04-2021, 08:03 AM
I want to join your swap....sorry you lost your mom, I lost my mom a few years ago, she was my best friend too and also 94 years young. And, we both loved the kitties.

Suzi
06-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Welcome Seascape131! I will add you now. Thank you for you kind words.

Suzi
06-04-2021, 08:52 PM
Cards arrived today from plumhill2001 & SpottedCrow!

Suzi
06-06-2021, 08:06 AM
Anyone else?

middleearthtraveller
06-07-2021, 02:37 PM
Ready to go!

plumhill2001
06-07-2021, 06:13 PM
Ready to go!

Those are so great! I especially love the cat climbing the building! :)

Suzi
06-07-2021, 09:31 PM
Great set middleearthtraveller!

aginghippychic
06-10-2021, 10:40 AM
Here are my first 2 cards. The first features the newest addition to our family - Lucky (6 mo old).

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CynthiaSillitoe
06-10-2021, 01:08 PM
Mailing these tomorrow.

aginghippychic
06-10-2021, 03:13 PM
Here is my second set. The little tuxedo is my Evan when he was 7 mo. old (he's now the "big brother" and is 11 months old)
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Suzi
06-10-2021, 06:58 PM
aginghippychic, I love your cards! Very pretty!

Suzi
06-10-2021, 06:59 PM
Great set, CynthiaSillitoe! The cat stamps look great against those backgrounds!

Evalila
06-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Here are my cards. I'll let you know when they are in the mail :D

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CiCiCreates
06-12-2021, 05:28 PM
Beautiful set, Evelyn!

Suzi
06-12-2021, 09:01 PM
Wonderful cards, Evalila!

Suzi
06-12-2021, 09:05 PM
Cards arrived today from middleearthtraveller!

Evalila
06-13-2021, 09:52 AM
My cards are in the mail :)

Seascape131
06-14-2021, 08:24 AM
My cats have been mailed

EatSleepWriteABook
06-14-2021, 12:10 PM
My condolences on your mom's passing. What a lovely way to honour her. I'd like to sign up, please. Thanks.

Suzi
06-14-2021, 10:08 PM
Welcome EatSleepWriteABook! And thank you for your kind words.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 10:11 PM
Here are my first 2 cards. The first features the newest addition to our family - Lucky (6 mo old).

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I love these.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 10:11 PM
Mailing these tomorrow.

Great style and lines.

CastleQueen5
06-14-2021, 10:12 PM
Here is my second set. The little tuxedo is my Evan when he was 7 mo. old (he's now the "big brother" and is 11 months old)
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And loving these too.

Suzi
06-15-2021, 08:52 PM
Lovely cards arrived today from aginghippychic and CynthiaSillitoe!

Suzi
06-17-2021, 08:07 PM
Seascape131, your pretty kitties arrived today!

RaineyDay
06-18-2021, 07:56 AM
I would like to join please. I have been working on my cards. Thanks

Suzi
06-18-2021, 08:35 AM
Welcome RaineyDay! I’ll add you now.

RaineyDay
06-19-2021, 01:22 PM
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Iíll mail my cards on Monday.

jo.on.the.go
06-19-2021, 04:55 PM
I would like to join. Here are my kitties.

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Suzi
06-19-2021, 09:18 PM
Great sets, RaineyDay and jo.on.the.go!

TrinaLD
06-21-2021, 08:18 PM
I'm a cat person, but right now I'll be a lurkey turkey. Thanks for sharing your story!

Suzi
06-21-2021, 09:05 PM
Evalila, your lovely kitties arrived today!

3moffday2
06-21-2021, 11:47 PM
Meow! I joined it prrrrr please :)

Donnacr
06-22-2021, 03:05 AM
My cats have started their journey to you - on the last card the little cat is removable (I have shown you in his little position and then the reverse view of the cat.)
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Suzi
06-22-2021, 09:15 PM
They are cute, Donnacr!

Welcome 3moffday2!

Suzi
06-22-2021, 09:16 PM
jo.on.the.go, your cards arrived today!

Blueangel
06-23-2021, 11:14 AM
My cards are going out in today's mail.

Suzi
06-23-2021, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Blueangel. I’ll be watching for them!

Suzi
06-24-2021, 09:49 PM
RaineyDay, your cards arrived this afternoon.

CastleQueen5
06-25-2021, 11:53 AM
My cats have started their journey to you - on the last card the little cat is removable (I have shown you in his little position and then the reverse view of the cat.)
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I must say I resemble that first cat with the coffee cup. I made me laugh. I am drinking cup 2 of the miracle liquid that make me almost human.

Suzi
06-25-2021, 10:06 PM
EatSleepWriteABook, your kitties arrived this afternoon!

3moffday2
06-26-2021, 05:44 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I already mail the atc cards on Saturday June 26 , 2021 ok :)223922

Suzi
06-26-2021, 09:20 PM
Cute cards, 3moffday2! I’ll let you know when they arrive!

Suzi
06-28-2021, 09:49 PM
BlueAngel, your cards arrived today!

Miss Fame
06-28-2021, 10:13 PM
Hi there! I would love to join this purrrfect swap! Please sign me up :wubclub:

Suzi
06-29-2021, 08:42 AM
Welcome Miss Fame!

Monroy28
06-30-2021, 01:16 PM
I made some kittys. Can you add me to the list pleaze

Suzi
06-30-2021, 04:54 PM
Sure Monroy28! Welcome!

Suzi
07-01-2021, 08:52 PM
3moffday2, your cute cats arrived today!

dbuffum
07-02-2021, 04:56 PM
I'd like to join!

Suzi
07-02-2021, 07:38 PM
Welcome dbuffum ! I will sign you up now!

Deb2015
07-03-2021, 05:02 PM
I would love to play ,can mail out Tuesday.thanks

Suzi
07-03-2021, 06:07 PM
Welcome Deb2015. I will add you now.

Suzi
07-05-2021, 11:31 PM
There are just a couple more days to sign up!

Suzi
07-06-2021, 08:30 PM
Monroy28, your cards arrived today!

Miss Fame
07-07-2021, 11:13 AM
My cards have been mailed. Should arrive by this Saturday. :cute:

Suzi
07-07-2021, 12:07 PM
Thanks Miss Fame! I’ll be watching for them!

CastleQueen5
07-08-2021, 05:46 PM
I mailed today, I have photos and will load them later.

CastleQueen5
07-09-2021, 01:12 AM
cards I mailed today.

Suzi
07-09-2021, 09:05 AM
I really like those, CastleQueen5. The background colors are particularly eye catching!

dbuffum
07-09-2021, 03:05 PM
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My finished cards!

CiCiCreates
07-09-2021, 03:08 PM
Love your kitties! They look like vintage greeting cards from the ‘50s.

CastleQueen5
07-09-2021, 06:10 PM
I really like those, CastleQueen5. The background colors are particularly eye catching!

Thanks the purple and blue ones are acrylic paints on a phone book page. The Pink and yellow are on water safe paper. It has paint and gold paint pens and then even some gold modeling paste on the top. I was playing around with a few stencils.

CastleQueen5
07-09-2021, 06:11 PM
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My finished cards!

Those are super cute. What great images.

Suzi
07-09-2021, 08:36 PM
Miss Fame, your cats arrived today!

Miss Fame
07-09-2021, 10:55 PM
Thank you for letting me know! :cute:

Suzi
07-09-2021, 11:53 PM
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My finished cards!

Great set, dbuffum!

CiCiCreates
07-10-2021, 12:03 AM
Here is my set: Hand-painted, with kittens cut and collaged onto floral backgrounds.

CastleQueen5
07-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Here is my set: Hand-painted, with kittens cut and collaged onto floral backgrounds.

THOSE ARE SO CUTE!!!!! jumping up and down shouting!

mrubyjean
07-11-2021, 10:25 PM
My cards are ready - will mail tomorrow (Monday).

Suzi
07-12-2021, 02:20 PM
Oh, they are adorable, mrubyjean! I will let you know when they get here.

Suzi
07-12-2021, 02:22 PM
Here is my set: Hand-painted, with kittens cut and collaged onto floral backgrounds.

Oh my gosh, they are so sweet, CiCiCreates!

Suzi
07-12-2021, 08:31 PM
CastleQueen5, your cards arrived this afternoon!

Suzi
07-13-2021, 07:28 PM
Donnacr, and Deb2015, your cards arrived this afternoon.

Deb2015
07-13-2021, 09:04 PM
I really thought they were lost . Happy you have them now . Thanks

catladybj
07-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Is it possible for me to jump in? Thought I signed up, butt I see I didn't. I have cards made. But I know it's past the date so that's okay if not possible. There is always my gallery! : )

CiCiCreates
07-15-2021, 07:09 PM
Suzi, have you moved in the last 4 years? Ready to mail my kitties.

Suzi
07-15-2021, 08:06 PM
CiCiCreates, my address is still the same! Been here pretty much my entire life ;)

wildholly
07-16-2021, 09:26 AM
Great swap. I was away on a vaca but this one is so great. Enjoying looking.

CiCiCreates
07-18-2021, 06:20 PM
Cards are in the mail.

Suzi
07-19-2021, 02:29 PM
Thanks for letting me know, CiCiCreates. I will let you know when they get here.

Suzi
07-19-2021, 08:31 PM
dbuffum, your cards arrived today!

Suzi
07-22-2021, 09:44 PM
CiCiCreates, your cards arrived this afternoon!

Suzi
07-24-2021, 09:08 AM
All of the cards are swapped, and I will be putting them in the mail this morning. Everyone made such lovely cards, it was a pleasure to be able to view them all together. I hope that everyone will be pleased with their returns!

aginghippychic
07-27-2021, 05:27 PM
I got my cuddly cat returns today! Thanks Suzi and Robin Donna and Judy!

mrubyjean
07-29-2021, 12:38 PM
My sweeties arrived , too ~ love them all!
Thanks to CynthiaSillitoe, plumhill2001 and RaineyDay...and to Suzi, our wonderful host!

plumhill2001
07-29-2021, 01:40 PM
Got some lovely and cute kitties today! Thanks to CiCiCreates (White Kitten in Violets), Miss Fame (Calm Kitty) and middleearthtraveler (kitty climbing building)! Good work! Thanks, Suzi, for being a wonderful host! :)

CynthiaSillitoe
07-29-2021, 04:16 PM
Meow! Wonderful cards in my mailbox! Thanks to Suzi for hosting, and to 3MoffDay2, Deb2015, and CastleQueen5 for art!

Monroy28
07-29-2021, 10:30 PM
I received the most adorable cards ..so well done! thank you and thank you to our host.

SpottedCrow
07-30-2021, 10:55 AM
Purrrrfect cats arrived safely.

you rocks and itrader on the way.

jo.on.the.go
07-31-2021, 10:35 AM
I received some wonderful cards. Thanks go to
Monroy28 - blue kitty with a bow
Miss Fame - Kitty Daydreams
Kitten with red bow - Blueangel
And a special thanks to our hostess for a fun swap. Thanks, Suzi

Blueangel
08-01-2021, 12:50 PM
Thank you for a wonderful swap! I've received my wonderful returns and am leaving feedback now. :)

CastleQueen5
08-08-2021, 01:28 PM
I am doing my thanks yous. I have to wait 2 hours to itrader the host, but doing you rocks now.