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rhodora55
06-17-2021, 02:27 PM
Due Date: August 30
Signup/Withdrawal Date: none, but please notify me by PM if you need to withdraw
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Players: 12
Media: Open, but please keep them relatively flat to cut down on postage.

One of my favorite studies in school was botany and my love for plants has continued to grow (see what I did there?). Please create 3 cards featuring plants. Could be houseplants, wild plants, trees, cactus, but make sure it's not just the flowers (otherwise this would be called a floral swap), any media, any style. no white backgrounds please. Will trade equal efforts as much as possible. Please share your art in the thread if you can.

GUIDELINES and MAILING:

- Please PM for my address when cards are ready to mail.
- Place each 2 1/2 x 3 1/2” card in its own plastic sleeve for protection.
- Be sure it qualifies as a “card”, and doesn’t easily bend into a U-shape.
- Please spread evenly within a business size envelope, using Washi or Painters tape (Scotch tape can tear the sleeves).
- Please write your username, real name, state/country, and swap title on the back of each card.
- Please include a self addressed and stamped envelope (SASE) for returns. I am in the US so players in other countries please be sure you include the correct postage.
- Host cards are always appreciated, but never required.
- When returns are received, please be sure to leave iTrader for your host, and “You Rock” points for those who created your returns.

Participants:
1.Suzi received
2.CherylS received
3.KatieV received
4.jo.on.the.go received
5.CardinalHouse received
6.luckycat479 received
7.majanga received
8.rhodora55 received
9.plumbhill2001 received
10.Somnia received
11.CastleQueen5 received
12.Vicki Z received

Suzi
06-17-2021, 06:33 PM
I would like to sign up, please!

CherylS
06-17-2021, 07:17 PM
Please sign me up.

KatieV
06-17-2021, 07:29 PM
Me please!!

Maybe if I turn my attention to drawing my houseplants I will feel less need to keep buying more :wubclub:

jo.on.the.go
06-17-2021, 07:43 PM
Please add me to the list.

CardinalHouse
06-18-2021, 09:19 AM
Please count me in..

rhodora55
06-18-2021, 10:17 AM
Wonderful. you are all added

luckycat479
06-18-2021, 07:50 PM
Please don't LEAF me out of this swap!
I'll join!

majanga
06-18-2021, 09:42 PM
Please sign me up as well!

CiCiCreates
06-18-2021, 11:32 PM
Me too! Before we know it, this swap might be full.

plumhill2001
06-19-2021, 11:19 AM
Jumping in before it fills up! :)

jo.on.the.go
06-19-2021, 12:01 PM
Here are mine!

223724 Saguaro Morning

223723 Lapidaria margaretae

223725 String of Pearls

223722 Coleus

CiCiCreates
06-19-2021, 01:35 PM
Wonderful cards Jo! Can you guess which one I’m doing as well?

jo.on.the.go
06-19-2021, 01:51 PM
I'm guessing Saguaro, CiCiCreates

CiCiCreates
06-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Right on, very perceptive of you!

jo.on.the.go
06-19-2021, 02:27 PM
CiCi - not perceptive....I made the saguaro first because it was the easiest. The rock plant and string of pearls are less common and a coleus is tricky to color because of all the colors!

CiCiCreates
06-19-2021, 02:58 PM
LOVE the coleus!

rhodora55
06-20-2021, 12:16 PM
thanks for joining luckycat479, majanga, CiCiCreates, and plumbhill2001. Three more spots left. Who's next?

somnia
06-20-2021, 12:21 PM
I’d like to participate! Please sign me up.

CastleQueen5
06-20-2021, 02:53 PM
please add me to the list.

BekahStargazing
06-20-2021, 08:35 PM
Lurking for now.

rhodora55
06-21-2021, 08:26 AM
@BekahStargazing hope you decide to play. @Somnia and @CastleQueen5 you are added

Vicki Z
06-21-2021, 09:29 AM
I would like the last place, please.

CherylS
06-21-2021, 10:18 AM
I thought Iíd share a photo for all you plant lovers. My astilbes are gorgeous. Last year the turkeys stomped on them and broke my gazing globe. Iíll do some ferns and other plants for the swap.
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KatieV
06-21-2021, 11:58 AM
That's beautiful, Cheryl! Bad turkeys!!

I haven't decided yet which plants to do -- so many choices!!

CastleQueen5
06-21-2021, 12:48 PM
I thought I’d share a photo for all you plant lovers. My astilbes are gorgeous. Last year the turkeys stomped on them and broke my gazing globe. I’ll do some ferns and other plants for the swap.
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Dont let the turkeys get you down. :huh: Those are so pretty.

rhodora55
06-21-2021, 04:40 PM
you got it. thanks.

rhodora55
06-21-2021, 04:42 PM
We have our 12 players so I am going to move the thread to Active. Please be sure to go there to share your art.

CherylS
06-24-2021, 01:21 PM
Here are mine. Aloe, sage, Jade and a fern.
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CiCiCreates
06-24-2021, 01:30 PM
Great selections and depictions, Cheryl. I especially like the jade plant, looks great!

rhodora55
06-24-2021, 03:11 PM
Oh, so pretty!

plumhill2001
06-24-2021, 03:38 PM
For the last two summers I've picked ferns and pressed them. Then I put them in frames on the wall. That's the full extent of my decorating skills, lol, but I like them. :cute:

CherylS
06-24-2021, 03:56 PM
I love ferns but itís hard to draw a bunch of them. Thus the single.

plumhill2001
06-24-2021, 03:57 PM
Yeah, they're challenging.

plumhill2001
06-25-2021, 11:05 PM
My cards are finished and ready to mail. I'll mail them as soon as I get your address. I PMd you. :)

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plumhill2001
06-28-2021, 09:22 PM
Mailed mine today! :)

CardinalHouse
06-29-2021, 09:42 AM
Going out in the mail today!!

rhodora55
06-30-2021, 04:28 PM
wonderful. thanks all.

Suzi
07-08-2021, 09:10 AM
My cards are in the mail!

rhodora55
07-12-2021, 09:00 AM
thank you all for playing I keep getting more cards each week. It's so exciting and wonderful to see all your lovely work.

CastleQueen5
07-12-2021, 08:23 PM
Dear Hostess, did person 8 drop out? Do you have a back up or a lurker who wants to join?

I havent even started my cards, but hey I have time.

plant_happy_life
07-12-2021, 11:07 PM
I am definitely lurking. If anyone decides that they dont want to play or withdraws with enough time for.me to get some done and join then im totally in. I love flowers and plants. I should've joined sooner lol

rhodora55
07-13-2021, 08:10 AM
We did have someone drop so I will add you. Welcome to the party.

rhodora55
07-26-2021, 08:26 AM
Hope you are all doing well this fine summer. I have received cards from 6 players, waiting on 6 more. Can't wait to get them all and send them out.

KatieV
08-01-2021, 06:17 PM
Mine are ready for the mail! I drew my favorite snake plants.

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Suzi
08-02-2021, 09:10 AM
Your snake plants look awesome, KatieV

CastleQueen5
08-02-2021, 10:21 AM
I am going to need to withdraw. I am packing up and moving.

Vicki Z
08-02-2021, 12:13 PM
Mine are ready for the mail! I drew my favorite snake plants.

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GREAT Plants, KatieV.
I think one might be a Sansevieria.
But, what are the others?

KatieV
08-02-2021, 02:25 PM
GREAT Plants, KatieV.
I think one might be a Sansevieria.
But, what are the others?

Thanks! They are all different Sansevieria types -- Zelaynica, Whitney, Sayuri, and Laurentii.

I have a hard time resisting when I find a type at the store that I don't have yet :-)

somnia
08-05-2021, 09:29 PM
I did hostas. I like the leaves on hostas better than the flowers!

The lighter ones are all in my garden, but the darker one with blue in it is too shade loving for the spaces I have so I have to admire it at a friend's house.

All watercolor, watercolor pencil, plus some gelly roll pen.

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I have your address, so I will mail these tomorrow :)

rhodora55
08-09-2021, 08:15 AM
Thanks everyone, getting very excited to send cards back out to everyone.

rhodora55
08-09-2021, 08:18 AM
We had one spot open up, Hope someone can join. I am moving the thread back to open until we can fill that opening.

CastleQueen5
08-09-2021, 10:39 AM
The carpet is in. I have stuff back in my craft room. The house is up for sale.

CastleQueen5
08-09-2021, 11:04 AM
I would like to take my spot back if possible, I am working on some cacti cards. I might need your address again, as I tend to not save the Pms, so I dont get confused and dont go over the limit with the Inbox.

Oh the only thing is, I am not sure what my address will be come SEPT.

CastleQueen5
08-09-2021, 08:00 PM
I hope you all like the cacti cards.
Advice from a cactus:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/large/1_cacti_cards_2.jpg

Vicki Z
08-10-2021, 10:30 AM
LOVE your cards, CQ.
I recognize the two saguaro cactus, and the one in bud, but What is the top left cactus?

Have a FANCACTUS DAY!

CastleQueen5
08-10-2021, 10:41 AM
LOVE your cards, CQ.
I recognize the two saguaro cactus, and the one in bud, but What is the top left cactus?

Have a FANCACTUS DAY!

It is an organ pipe cactus, and the image comes from the Metro transit bus pass. They put cacti on the bus passes. My son saves the used cards for me.

plumhill2001
08-10-2021, 02:54 PM
Those are great, CQ5! I'm a sucker for anything with a map background, so I especially like that one! :)

CastleQueen5
08-11-2021, 11:38 AM
Those are great, CQ5! I'm a sucker for anything with a map background, so I especially like that one! :)

Thanks the map piece was chosen because it has New Mexico and Arizona, places cacti grow.

rhodora55
08-11-2021, 03:11 PM
Welcome back CastleQueen5

CastleQueen5
08-11-2021, 04:43 PM
I got the envelope addressed, it will go out Thursday, as the mail came today, already.

I have 2 extra cards not mailed in my gallery. I tend to make more than needed then pick the best to mail.

I thought You might like the eye candy. Still based on advice from a Cactus

Get plenty of sunshine.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_plenty_of_sunshine.jpg

Bloom in your own time
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21118/medium/1_cactus_advice.jpg

plant_happy_life
08-17-2021, 08:46 PM
Will get to work tomorrow!!!

luckycat479
08-23-2021, 11:00 PM
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majanga
08-24-2021, 12:03 PM
My cards are in the mail.

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CastleQueen5
08-24-2021, 04:50 PM
My cards are in the mail.

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Is that a birch tree? I like it.

majanga
08-24-2021, 11:12 PM
Is that a birch tree? I like it.

It's an aspen tree, so pretty similar.

CastleQueen5
08-25-2021, 11:06 AM
It's an aspen tree, so pretty similar.


Back in the day, (before 2003) I was a pre K teacher. I had a girl named Aspen. She would be about 23 now. I cant see naming a girl Birch, but Aspen is unique.

rhodora55
08-27-2021, 09:36 AM
So, we had one player drop, but I forgot to list myself as a player so I can fill in that spot. Can't wait to swap these and send you all your returns. Thank you all for participating in my first swap. Also thanks to all who sent in hostess cards, I am overwhelmed by all your creative works, such talent :)

CastleQueen5
08-27-2021, 09:57 AM
So, we had one player drop, but I forgot to list myself as a player so I can fill in that spot. Can't wait to swap these and send you all your returns. Thank you all for participating in my first swap. Also thanks to all who sent in hostess cards, I am overwhelmed by all your creative works, such talent :)

Just so you know, for your next swap, when you can host 20; You do not have to count yourself.

I am excited to see our returns.

What do you think you will host next?

rhodora55
08-30-2021, 08:17 AM
There is still one set of cards in the mail to me. Will wait just a couple more days then will send out returns. Sorry for the delay.

rhodora55
08-30-2021, 08:20 AM
@CastleQueen5 not sure what I will host next... got to get my thinking cap on. I have started art journaling and working on bigger pieces so I have been neglecting my cards lately. I think if I do host again I will make the due date sooner, I think this one went on a little too long, but hey, it's a learning process, right.

KatieV
08-30-2021, 11:10 AM
Yeah the 90 days is pretty long if you use the whole thing! It's tough to decide -- keeping it long allows for international mailing time. But then you can end up holding onto a lot of cards for a while.

Are you doing certain supplies or techniques in your journal? Technique swaps can be really fun!

rhodora55
08-30-2021, 02:50 PM
Just checked the mail and I have everyone's cards. Will send out tomorrow

rhodora55
08-31-2021, 07:43 AM
Thank you all so much for playing, and thanks to those who sent host cards, I will treasure them forever. Returns are out in the mail today.

plumhill2001
09-03-2021, 02:15 PM
Got great plant cards today! :) Thanks to jo.on.the.go (coleus), luckycat479 (green plant with red veins) and rhodora55 (cacti)! And thanks to rhodora55 for hosting! :)

CherylS
09-04-2021, 08:29 AM
I received my lovely cards.

KatieV
09-04-2021, 11:43 AM
Beautiful returns arrived for me! Thanks so much!! Lovely theme.

CastleQueen5
09-04-2021, 03:19 PM
I got my returns, I love my cards. Foilage from Somnia, Laurentii KatieV and Shasta daisy from VickiZ.

jo.on.the.go
09-05-2021, 09:25 AM
I received my cards yesterday. What a garden of nice plants. Thanks to rhodora55 for hosting.
And thanks to these artists:
KatieV - Sayuri Snake Plant
somnia - Hosta 2
CastleQueen5 - Wait for your time to bloom

somnia
09-07-2021, 12:37 PM
My cards arrived today!

Thank you rhodora55 for hosting.

I love my cards from KatieV, VickiZ, and CardinalHouse.

Suzi
09-07-2021, 09:35 PM
My cards have arrived! Off to leave points now.

majanga
09-11-2021, 03:47 PM
Received my cards a few days ago. I left feedback just now. Thanks again to rhodora55 for hosting!