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KatieV
06-10-2008, 06:53 PM
Swap Due Date - August 22
Signup/withdraw date - August 15
Number of Cards - 4 for 4
Number of participants - 30 max

Let's build a house with ATCs! This swap is for three window cards and one door card. You'll have to make your own roof, they don't fit in standard envies ;) If you'd like to do three windows that are similar, that's fine, but no photocopies. Use paint, markers, collage, transfers, fabric -- make it interesting!

Mailing:
Include a self-addressed envelope for returns.
Please protect your ATCs in sleeves or baggies.

US participants: Put .42 cents on your return envie.

International participants: I can cover postage for up to five internationals. Other internationals, please provide US postage or a well-concealed dollar. When you sign up to this thread, please let me know if you'll cover your own postage.



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2568152325_c98aeb38ec.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/mixing-katie/2568152325/)


Who wants to play house?
PURPLE = arrived
GRAY = withdrawn
1. addicted2shoppn
2. Jitterbug
3. katilady
4. jklee*
5. kynara
6. Gingersnap
7. Patti
8. rockstarsgirl
9. xstitcher
10. lori.rn
11. Donna*
12. neca84
13. Elena
14. lovepugs1
15. goatgoddess
16. nuttynanner
17. Joni Owens
18. lemay
19. frogwings
20. amyfaerie
21. realturtlesoup -- NO COMMUNICATION
22. grammysammy437
23. Bijaydi
24. redplantlady
25. Lizz -- NO COMMUNICATION
26. IrishRose
27. GarageBandFan
28. sweetest-sin
29. PurpleRealm
30. Thraisha
31. Els
32. Zhenechka

Bijaydi
06-10-2008, 07:09 PM
I've got my eye on this one!

Jitterbug
06-10-2008, 07:18 PM
How fun! Please add me.:wubclub:

katilady
06-10-2008, 07:28 PM
I am so in!!!!

KatieV
06-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Awesome! I've got you added, Jitterbug and katilady.

And Bijaydi - I've got my eye on you ;)

jklee
06-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Yay, I want an ATC house too!

KatieV
06-10-2008, 08:55 PM
Ok, got you jklee! Who else needs a house??

Kynara
06-10-2008, 09:09 PM
This sounds too cool! can I play? :D

Gingersnap
06-10-2008, 09:10 PM
What a cute idea, Katie. Please sign me up. Yes, I did two house swaps at the old site and each one had about 67 people sign up. I was going to do a third, but that is when the site closed down. I never would have thought of doing it the way you are and I love the idea. Way to go!

JoyFlower
06-10-2008, 09:16 PM
What a clever idea!! I WANT to sign up, but better take care of what I'm already committed to first...:dull: I don't think it's fair that there isn't enough time to do everything!

But I'll be watching....

Patti
06-10-2008, 10:30 PM
Do you have room for one more? I'd like t o play.

Zhenechka
06-10-2008, 10:50 PM
What a great idea but I need to lurk for a bit.

katilady
06-10-2008, 11:10 PM
What a great idea but I need to lurk for a bit.

Join us! You know you want too! :D

rockstarsgirl
06-11-2008, 12:01 AM
Me too. Me too. I need a house. (please)

xstitcher
06-11-2008, 12:05 AM
This sounds like fun! Please sign me up!

KatieV
06-11-2008, 12:27 AM
Nice to see lots of interest! Keep lurking ladies, hope you'll be able to join later.

Welcome kynara, Gingersnap, Patti, rockstarsgirl, and xstitcher!!

Also - I got this idea from an issue of Somerset Studio, but I can't remember which issue! I've gone through all the issues I have and can't find it again. If anyone knows which one it is, please post in the thread. It was a bit different - people got three nearly identical windows from one person and a door from someone else. But I think it would be more fun to get windows from different people. I tried to simulate that in my sample :cute:

lori.rn
06-11-2008, 01:09 AM
I wasn't going to look at this section, but I did and I want to join.

KatieV
06-11-2008, 01:12 AM
Well, I'm glad you did! Got you on the list :D

Donna
06-11-2008, 02:54 AM
This looks interesting so can I add my name as well please? :)

neca84
06-11-2008, 06:33 AM
Hi KatieV, can I please jloin, this sounds like great fun.

I can send you US postage

Elena
06-11-2008, 07:13 AM
Can I join?

LuvLoz
06-11-2008, 07:24 AM
What a fantastic idea for a swap! I'm always suprised by how creative the people on this site are. Sorry I don't have time to take part.

lovepugs1
06-11-2008, 09:20 AM
I'd love to join please :)

goatgoddess
06-11-2008, 09:25 AM
I love this idea - I don't have anything in Aug yet - trying reallllly hard to keep my swaps waaayyyy down but this is just too interesting to pass up.

Please sign me up :)

KatieV
06-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Welcome to Donna, neca84, Elena, lovepugs1, and goatgoddess!

LuvLoz, thanks for checking us out!

nanner
06-11-2008, 11:59 AM
Katie...now THIS is a fabulous idea!

Please add me to the neighborhood.

Joni Owens
06-11-2008, 06:24 PM
May I join your construction party?

lemay
06-11-2008, 06:31 PM
I would like to join please

KatieV
06-11-2008, 06:37 PM
Great!! Three more houses on our block :D Welcome nuttynanner, Joni Owens, and lemay!

mynameisJenn
06-11-2008, 07:37 PM
awesome idea, but i also have to lurk for a bit!

frogwings
06-12-2008, 12:48 AM
I'd love to be a part of this 'block party'! Please sign me up!

KatieV
06-12-2008, 01:50 AM
Oooh, another lurker ;)

Welcome frogwings!

amyfaerie
06-12-2008, 09:48 AM
methinks i can't resist. don't tell anyone . . . shh! sign me up!

KatieV
06-12-2008, 11:52 AM
Hehehhe...okay...welcome Amy!!

realturtlesoup
06-12-2008, 11:56 AM
May I please join? This looks like a fun one! I can provide US postage for sure.

KatieV
06-12-2008, 11:59 AM
Sure! Interesting screen name, realturtlesoup :D

KatieV
06-12-2008, 12:02 PM
Is there any interest in having an all age group? I didn't realize that there was a children's game like this - maybe the kiddos would also like to play? I could make a separate list of children who want to play - we'd need at least 3 I guess.

Bijaydi
06-12-2008, 12:06 PM
Ooooh getting close to the limit... I better sign up before I get left behind!

redplantlady
06-12-2008, 12:18 PM
May I join in please - love this theme! :)I am international but can include stamp as my son is off to see his fiancee in USA on 26th June and is bringing me stamps back What value shall I get him to get?:unsure:!

KatieV
06-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Great!! Welcome Bijaydi and redplantlady!!

Redplantlady, international postage for regular envies one ounce or less is .94.

Lizz
06-12-2008, 12:52 PM
may i please join too?

IrishRose
06-12-2008, 01:57 PM
May I join, please?

amyfaerie
06-12-2008, 09:45 PM
when i was in eugene, i bought a rubberstamp of a paned window . . . i've not used it yet, but i might try making a window that opens. i'm really excited to get a crazy little house.

and BTW, no one in Oregon wants to rent to a person who currently lives 2600 miles away. so, we might end up living in this crazy little paper house. i don't think it's gonna work.

KatieV
06-13-2008, 12:11 AM
Welcome Lizz and IrishRose!

A window that opens would be awesome Amy! Good luck finding a place to live -- I'm SURE that all your stuff won't fit in the paper one that you'll get :D

GarageBandFan
06-13-2008, 12:14 AM
I better sign up too before all the spots are filled! :)

KatieV
06-13-2008, 01:20 AM
Great!! Thanks for joining, GarageBandFan!

sweetest-sin
06-13-2008, 02:16 AM
i currently live in a cardboard box , so i think i need to join in

PurpleRealm
06-13-2008, 02:26 AM
What a fun swap idea Katie! And here I was NOT going to sign up for any swaps until I made cards for them! LOL
But like Amyfaerie....... I cant resist....shhhhhh...
Can I join in the fun, please?
(BTW - I can send you a $1 for postage!)

Thraisha
06-13-2008, 08:12 AM
May I please join?

KatieV
06-13-2008, 10:03 AM
Welcome to sweetest-sin, PurpleRealm, and Thraisha! We've got a full house now ;) I think I'm out of silly puns!

KatieV
06-13-2008, 10:19 AM
When you're ready to send, please send a PM and I'll give you my address. Also, please post your cards to the thread so that we can all drool over them ;) If you don't have a scanner or camera, or whatever, I can post them to the thread when they get here. Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!

Els
06-13-2008, 08:10 PM
As I just completed a doorway swap, my mind is prepared to join this one, so sign me up if you've a mind to!

KatieV
06-13-2008, 09:20 PM
We've got room for one more!

amyfaerie
06-14-2008, 11:10 PM
katie, my windows & door are going out on Monday . . . i already have them envie'd up! they're scanned--i'll upload them tomorrow. [i'm hoping to weasel out of father's day festivities.] LOL!

i tried making opening windows, but i just got pissed off . . . so, they just have some peekaboo panes. the door opens, though. :cute:

KatieV
06-14-2008, 11:39 PM
Great, Amy!! Thanks for letting me know! Peekaboo panes sound really fun. Looking forward to seeing them.

katilady
06-15-2008, 12:37 AM
katie, my windows & door are going out on Monday . . . i already have them envie'd up! they're scanned--i'll upload them tomorrow. [i'm hoping to weasel out of father's day festivities.] LOL!

i tried making opening windows, but i just got pissed off . . . so, they just have some peekaboo panes. the door opens, though. :cute:

Ooooh! Those sound neat-o!

amyfaerie
06-15-2008, 06:38 PM
okay . . . so they are all in my gallery. i have no idea why i was inspired to stamp giant flies on my windows . . . but there you go. i forgot i had the stamp, then came across it while working on these. lol.

KatieV
06-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Those are great, Amy! I like the flies ;) Thanks for posting.

neca84
06-17-2008, 12:32 AM
Mine are going in the mail tomorrow, here is a sneak preview but they didnt photograph very well, the windows all have see thru panes and one even opens, the door is locked firmly shut :)

KatieV
06-17-2008, 12:39 AM
Oooh, thanks so much for posting! Those are great - can't wait to see them in person.

GarageBandFan
06-17-2008, 08:34 AM
Those look amazing! :) My cards are all drawn out... just waiting to detail and color! :)

KatieV
06-17-2008, 12:03 PM
Cool! Looking forward to seeing them :D

rockstarsgirl
06-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Things are looking so great. I can't wait to have a house!

KatieV
06-19-2008, 05:31 PM
Yeah, it is hard to wait!!

Amyfaerie -- your cards arrived today! The envie was slit open, but everything was inside -- kinda suspicious, no??

rockstarsgirl
06-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Yeah, it is hard to wait!!

Amyfaerie -- your cards arrived today! The envie was slit open, but everything was inside -- kinda suspicious, no??

ugh...this seems to be happening more and more

nanner
06-19-2008, 07:26 PM
What the heck?!

Though I did have to slit my OWN envie open for another swap because I forgot to add something into it.

Maybe all this fabulous art has put AFA on the "watch list"...the "wish I had it" list!

Elena
06-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Here are mine. Fun swap!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19966&w=l

KatieV
06-20-2008, 05:33 PM
Those are gorgeous, Elena!

nanner
06-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Yes...Elena...I have been the next "Elena...that's wonderful!" poster more than once lately.

Because...Elena...That's WONDERFUL!

KatieV
06-21-2008, 11:27 AM
Have you seen the thread about creating swap galleries? http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4059

I'd love to do this for our swap and show off our beautiful houses!! :jiggy:

There are just two issues:
1. Permission from everyone to post their cards in the swap gallery.
2. I'll need some roofs to put in with the windows and doors. Since you're making your own roofs, I'll need you to scan the roof for it to be included.

What do you think?

nanner
06-21-2008, 11:32 AM
YES, Katie...count me in. LOVE this new aspect of AFA.

I'm about done with construction of my windows and door. I could build the roof next.

Would we need to set the house up and scan it as a whole?

KatieV
06-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Hmm...that's a good question. I had thought of mixing up the windows and doors from different players - then the roof scans could be separate and I'd just match them up.

Donna
06-21-2008, 11:53 AM
Have you seen the thread about creating swap galleries? http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4059

I'd love to do this for our swap and show off our beautiful houses!! :jiggy:

There are just two issues:
1. Permission from everyone to post their cards in the swap gallery.
2. I'll need some roofs to put in with the windows and doors. Since you're making your own roofs, I'll need you to scan the roof for it to be included.

What do you think?

Sounds like a great idea to me.

jklee
06-21-2008, 06:32 PM
Elena: lovely windows and door!
Katie: awesome idea, I love the Swap galleries!!

katilady
06-21-2008, 09:41 PM
Awesome idea Katie!

rockstarsgirl
06-21-2008, 10:30 PM
very cool. I'm fine with it.....you don't have my house yet, but I'd love to do it.

KatieV
06-22-2008, 10:27 AM
Great! I'll need a few roof scans then. If the files are too big to post as attachments, you can send them to me in an email. I'll need to check to see how many houses will fit on a gallery page. Have you seen the swap galleries that are up?? They look great!

nanner
06-22-2008, 05:26 PM
Katie...I just made a shake shingle roof out of actual birch peelings. Looks pretty cool when set atop the other house parts. I'll post it when it's dry and see if you can grab it off the site.

KatieV
06-22-2008, 05:28 PM
Oooooh, that sounds great!

GarageBandFan
06-22-2008, 10:00 PM
Here is my door... I am working on my windows tonight!

KatieV
06-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Interesting people must live behind that door! :cute:

nanner
06-22-2008, 11:49 PM
This is the house that Nanner built:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20434&w=m
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20433&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20432&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20431&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20430&w=s

KatieV
06-23-2008, 07:43 AM
Excellent!! Thanks for posting it!

katilady
06-23-2008, 10:21 AM
Love your house nanner! That door is especially hawt!

KatieV
06-23-2008, 03:58 PM
Neca84's cards arrived today -- they're fun and you can see through the windows! :jiggy: Thanks so much for the extra card, and for the stamp!

rockstarsgirl
06-23-2008, 05:49 PM
I love the eyeball door. very cool technique.

nanner
06-24-2008, 03:58 PM
Katie Dear...are you in love?

Dish!

And my household is ready to travel...need your addy...

KatieV
06-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Will PM you now!

No big story with "in love" mood, just was feeling happy towards my husband :wub:

KatieV
06-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Elena's beautiful house cards arrived today. Thanks so much for the extra window!

KatieV
06-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Nanner's cards got here today! Thanks for the fun papers :cute:

Els
06-29-2008, 11:31 PM
My cards are finished and posted in my gallery...they fly outta here tomorrow, winging their way East....

KatieV
06-30-2008, 07:05 AM
Oooh, I had a peek in your gallery and your cards are lovely! MMmmm...that cherry pie one made me hungry! :D

Els
06-30-2008, 02:47 PM
I have been fortunate in that my sweetheart is Danish, born and raised, so some summers we travel to his lovely house there with thatched roof, and double, red doors, surrounded by apple and cherry trees...and this is my interpretation of the fairytale cottage called "Tofte," in Melby, DK. Here's a picture (I sized it down, so I hope it doesn't appear full size...

http://www.lorienshaw.net/tofte.jpg

KatieV
06-30-2008, 04:38 PM
Oh, what a great house!! Looks like it would be a fun place to visit.

lovepugs1
06-30-2008, 05:08 PM
:jiggy:Got my house finished and a little house for the hostess

lovepugs1
06-30-2008, 05:09 PM
Oh, I need your address :)

KatieV
06-30-2008, 05:15 PM
Wow! Those look great! Thanks so much for the hostess house!! :D

rockstarsgirl
06-30-2008, 06:33 PM
I love the face on the door. that's just awesome.

jklee
06-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Lovely windows!

lovepugs1
07-01-2008, 12:54 AM
Thank you guys !!

KatieV
07-02-2008, 08:45 PM
Els, your cards arrived! Thanks for the fun extras!

lovepugs1
07-04-2008, 12:30 AM
My house is on it's way to you, mailed it today.

KatieV
07-04-2008, 09:43 AM
Thanks for letting me know - I'll be watching!

Patti
07-07-2008, 05:04 PM
My home is my castle.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=22765&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=22765 target=)

Ready to mail. Need your snail mail addy KatieV please.

KatieV
07-07-2008, 06:13 PM
Sending you a PM, Patti!

Lovepugs1 - your cards arrived today! Thanks for the extra house card, it's fantastic!!

katilady
07-08-2008, 12:08 AM
I have finished 2 windows! This one is slow going for me, but I am happy with my start. It's hard building a house, I am glad I am not a contractor, lol. Anyway, just checking in!

Patti
07-10-2008, 05:15 PM
My house went out on the trucky the other day. You should be seeing it soon. These prefabs really go together fast, don't they?

KatieV
07-10-2008, 05:27 PM
Ha, ha :laugh: I'll keep an eye out for it, Patti!

Thanks for the update, Kati :)

KatieV
07-11-2008, 07:03 PM
Patti, your house is here! Thanks for the extra kitty card! :)

KatieV
07-15-2008, 05:39 PM
Lemay, your cards arrived today! The postmark says June 18, and there's no note anywhere to explain why it took so long -- it's a mystery. I sure am glad that these turned up at last -- they're beautiful :) Thanks for the house shaped card!!

lemay
07-15-2008, 05:44 PM
Wow! I thought they were lost ! I am glad they finally arrived!

addicted2shoppn
07-17-2008, 01:50 PM
I finally finished my house! I will be sending it out in the mail soon!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2676978705_f09ccd896a_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/2676978705/)

KatieV
07-17-2008, 04:48 PM
Ooooh, that looks awesome! You've got some lovely ladies living in your house ;)

GarageBandFan
07-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Hey laides I am finally home and I should be getting my cards out in the mail very shortly!


Magen

KatieV
07-22-2008, 04:26 PM
Great! Will be watching for them.

KatieV
07-24-2008, 02:36 PM
Dee, your house is here!

I hadn't planned on swapping roofs - but I've received two of them. For those who sent them in, did you do it because you wanted them swapped? If so, I can do that.

addicted2shoppn
07-24-2008, 08:18 PM
:confused: hehe.... didn't realize I wasn't supposed to send in my roof! I don't mind either way. I love my roof, but I wouldn't mind getting a new one in return.

katilady
07-24-2008, 08:32 PM
I'd rather make a roof for the cards I get...something to pull them all together so to speak. Is that OK?

KatieV
07-24-2008, 09:17 PM
Yeah, that's fine Kati -- that's what I had expected anyway!

KatieV
07-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Joni, your cards are here! Thanks for the way cool papers!

KatieV
07-27-2008, 07:03 PM
We had someone withdraw and Zhenechka's taken that spot. Welcome Zhenia! :)

katilady
07-27-2008, 07:14 PM
Yay! :D

Zhenechka
08-01-2008, 10:16 PM
:wub:

My ATCs are fini! You can see them in my gallery or on my blog (link is in signature).

I'll mail them on Tuesday because 1. my wife will want to see them in person and I won't see her until we meet up in Toronto on Sunday and 2. Monday's a holiday.

I really enjoyed making my cards. I can't wait to see the returns!

katilady
08-02-2008, 12:13 AM
Zhenia! Freaking cool! I love your cards! And so sweet you want your wife to see them before mailing!

Donna
08-04-2008, 02:45 AM
My grungy house will be going postal today.

Donna xx

Mandy
08-04-2008, 03:58 AM
wow donna fantastic

rockstarsgirl
08-04-2008, 03:58 AM
love your house!

KatieV
08-04-2008, 07:20 AM
Oooh, thanks for posting your cards ladies!

nanner
08-04-2008, 10:45 AM
Great work, donna...love the attention to detail!

GarageBandFan
08-04-2008, 04:56 PM
My house is in my gallery and will hopefully be arriving at Katie's house any day now!

goatgoddess
08-06-2008, 10:54 AM
my cards are done (had them done this past weekend) just got too busy and haven't packaged them up yet - will do that tonight after work and get them off to you Thurs morning!

KatieV
08-06-2008, 03:17 PM
Yay! Looking forward to these houses arriving!

goatgoddess
08-07-2008, 06:14 AM
Will pop in the mail this morning. Thanks for hosting a such a fun swap

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=28401&w=l

KatieV
08-07-2008, 08:26 AM
Ooh, thanks for posting your house, GG! Love those colors!

nanner
08-07-2008, 10:46 AM
What a fabulous house! Great work GG!

rockstarsgirl
08-07-2008, 04:05 PM
such an awesome touch adding those birdies.

jklee
08-07-2008, 08:02 PM
Those are gorgeous!

KatieV
08-07-2008, 08:08 PM
I got two houses in today's mail - Donna's and Garagebandfan's. I can't believe Donna's house got here from the UK so quickly!!

katilady
08-08-2008, 12:00 AM
Here is my house! I had started totally different cards and then gotten stuck after making only 2--inspiration hit today with 4 brand new cards--no roof yet! Will mail out tomorrow.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=28521&w=l

nanner
08-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Cool take on the construction!

katilady
08-08-2008, 12:30 AM
Thanks Nanner! It took me awhile but I finally found the right materials!

rockstarsgirl
08-08-2008, 03:59 AM
Here's my house! It will be going out tomorrow. The door opens, the window in the top left has panes made of a transparency. Besides the door, they were all done with prisma markers.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=28537&w=l

KatieV
08-08-2008, 08:22 AM
Two more beautiful houses! These returns are going to be great :)

katilady
08-08-2008, 12:24 PM
I love that window with the transparency Shotgun!

nanner
08-08-2008, 12:47 PM
That is a FUNHOUSE! Who doesn't love a red door?

goatgoddess
08-08-2008, 01:25 PM
katilady - very cool! :)
rockstarsgirl - nicely done! :)

katilady
08-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Thanks GG!

My house has become a mobile home as of today Katie! It'll hopefully get to you by early next week!

nanner
08-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Mobile home...nicely crafted.

rockstarsgirl
08-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Thanks everybody! Glad y'all like them!

IrishRose
08-09-2008, 04:03 PM
My house is done!!!!!!

katilady
08-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Those are gorgeous IrishRose!

KatieV
08-09-2008, 06:58 PM
My house has become a mobile home as of today Katie!

:laugh: Hahaha! I love bad jokes like that! Will be watching for the house, Kati. And for yours too, IrishRose. Thanks for posting your cards to the thread!

jklee
08-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Katie, I'm sorry, but I'll have to withdraw. I ran into a couple of rough weeks at work and this has really cut into my art time, whatever I finish won't be able to make it to you by the swap date.

KatieV
08-09-2008, 07:10 PM
Sorry to see you go, Jk. Thanks for letting me know.

redplantlady
08-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Here they are ! I wasn't sure if you wanted a roof, but have done one anyway:) the windows and doors open up. Hope you like them, they are flying tomorrow!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=28876&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=28877&w=s

Zhenechka
08-10-2008, 04:03 PM
My cards were mailed on Friday. I carried them around Toronto with me for a week before remembering to put them in a mailbox. Oops!

KatieV
08-11-2008, 09:32 AM
Hehehhe, how nice of you to show your cards the big city, Zhenia!

Thanks for posting your cards to the thread, Shirley! I won't be swapping out the roofs, but I can use the scans of them to do our swap gallery page.

KatieV
08-11-2008, 09:36 AM
This is a heads up -- I'm going camping, so I'll be offline from this afternoon until Wednesday afternoon. If you want to send your cards before then, try PMing someone who already mailed their cards to get my address. Otherwise, I'll answer any PMs on Wednesday.

IrishRose
08-11-2008, 08:53 PM
My cards were maile to you today (8/11) Katie.

Bijaydi
08-13-2008, 11:54 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/bijaydi/HOUSEroof2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29309&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=29309) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29308&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=29308)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29307&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=29307) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29306&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=29306)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=29310&w=m (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=29310)

nanner
08-13-2008, 12:04 PM
A HOUSEBOAT...BRILLIANT!

Absolutely ROCKING!

Zhenechka
08-13-2008, 01:51 PM
Those cards are awesome. I love the houseboat thing you've rocked.

GarageBandFan
08-13-2008, 07:57 PM
great cards... I have always wanted to live in a house boat! :)

KatieV
08-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Neat houseboat! I'll be watching my mailbox for it.

I'm back from our camping 'adventure' and there were two houses waiting for me! Goatgoddess and Katilady - your cards are here. Thanks for the extras!

goatgoddess
08-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Great houseboat! love it!

thanks for the update KatieV - hope your camping was Fun! sometimes adventures are less than fun <g>

KatieV
08-14-2008, 10:06 AM
It was fun -- I just scared myself silly at night!

nanner
08-14-2008, 10:18 AM
Yes, being out in nature can be very humbling! In here, you are a talented, fun artist...and out there....you might be dinner!

katilady
08-14-2008, 10:29 AM
Thanks for letting me know Katie!

rockstarsgirl
08-14-2008, 03:28 PM
The houseboat is such a neat idea!

KatieV
08-14-2008, 07:55 PM
Today I received another house -- from Irish Rose. Thanks for the mini-book, how sweet of you!!

GarageBandFan
08-15-2008, 01:38 AM
Hey hun just wondering if you have received my house yet or not!

KatieV
08-15-2008, 10:59 AM
Yeah, I did! They arrived on the 7th - I left you iTrader already :)

GarageBandFan
08-15-2008, 11:23 AM
oh. haha

xstitcher
08-15-2008, 08:40 PM
The plan is to stop by the post office on my way out of town tonight and put my house cards in the mail drop that is taken care of 1st thing in the morning.

If plans change I will let you know.

KatieV
08-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Great! Thanks :)

Gingersnap
08-17-2008, 06:35 PM
My cards will be mailed Monday, August 18th. I thought I was going to be able to bring them to the Indy Group, but I didn't attend.

Here is my work before being cut up into five pieces.

KatieV
08-17-2008, 06:42 PM
What a lovely house Judy! I'll keep an eye out for it. We missed you today.

lovepugs1
08-18-2008, 12:51 AM
beautiful gingersnap :jiggy:

redplantlady
08-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Love it gingersnap!

Gingersnap
08-18-2008, 07:46 PM
Thanks, ladies. I missed the Indy Group get together too, but I just needed to stay home and stay focused so I wouldn't be late on my house cards. It was very relaxing too.

KatieV
08-19-2008, 01:29 PM
Today was a great mail day! Houses in from Rockstarsgirl (thanks for the fun paper!) and Zhenechka (thanks for the stamps and the hearts!).

The box that I'm keeping the envies in is getting nice and full! :wub:

Jitterbug
08-19-2008, 05:21 PM
Hi Katie,

I finished my house up and it will be in the mail to you tomorrow morning! Such a fun idea!

KatieV
08-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Great! I'll be looking for it!

Any ideas on displaying these houses once we get them? I'm thinking about putting in eyelets in the corners, and hanging them together.

KatieV
08-21-2008, 02:22 PM
More houses are in! Yesterday I got cards from xstitcher, Bijaydi, and Gingersnap. Today I received cards from grammysammy437 and redplantlady. Nearly time to swap these out!

frogwings
08-22-2008, 12:29 AM
Hey, Katie...my 'house' is on the way; it went out (I think) the day before yesterday...hope you'll get it soon! There's an extra window for you; you can start planning an addition to your house ;) !

katilady
08-22-2008, 01:00 AM
I cannot wait!

KatieV
08-22-2008, 01:06 PM
I finally found the magazine where I got (stole??) this idea! It was in the first issue of Sew Somerset, on page 84, "Playing House." The article features fabric cards - check it out if you have that magazine!

KatieV
08-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Frogwings, your cards are here! Thanks for the extra window :)

Just one set of cards to go -- hopefully they'll get here tomorrow!

KatieV
08-23-2008, 12:19 PM
No cards today -- crossing my fingers for Monday!

KatieV
08-26-2008, 08:41 PM
Update: Jitterbug's cards haven't arrived yet - I'm going to give it till Friday. Will mail out by Saturday either way.

katilady
08-26-2008, 09:10 PM
Thanks Katie!

Zhenechka
08-27-2008, 01:25 PM
C'mon, mail!

KatieV
08-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Unfortunately, Jitterbug's cards are not coming :sad: They got returned to her. Maybe some folks are interested in one-on-one trades?

I swapped the cards and all the envies are on their way as of today!

rockstarsgirl
08-28-2008, 11:36 PM
Can't wait for the returns!

Jitterbug
08-30-2008, 02:16 PM
What a fun swap. I'm so sad :cry: my cards got returned to me. Like Katie says, they would like a good home. I am posting the pic here. If anyone is interested, please let me know. The roof is for our outstanding hostess!

GarageBandFan
08-30-2008, 03:22 PM
I would be happy to swap a window or door with you... let me know and I can make a new one

I received my returns today! Thanks Katie for the great house! :) I will post later on who I received cards from

KatieV
08-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Hooray! The returns are arriving! Excellent :jiggy:

nanner
09-01-2008, 10:44 AM
The delivery truck showed up and unloaded one SWEET house here:

Treasured construction from: lovepugs1, patti, neca84 and elena!

Thanks, KatieV...this was a truly original and super fun swap! Kudos to our host!

KatieV
09-01-2008, 10:52 AM
Yay, another house arrived!

xstitcher
09-02-2008, 12:05 PM
My house got here this weekend while I was gone!

A big THANK YOU to KatieV for hosting.

And THANK YOU for the lovely house parts from frogwings, Gingersnap, goatgoddess and lemay.

Now to make a roof and get them on display............

But first off to pm and you rock everyone........

lemay
09-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Received my cards! Thanks to: xstitcher, Goatgoddess, redplantlady, katilady and to KatieV for hosting!

KatieV
09-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Excellent!! They're getting to their destinations :D

Els
09-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Cards received today. Thanks!

Els
09-02-2008, 07:28 PM
my cards can be included in the gallery...if you need scans of them, plz let me know

Bijaydi
09-02-2008, 07:37 PM
I'm not homeless anymore! Thanks so much to addicted2shoppn, amyfaerie, irish rose, and zhenechka for beautiful cards. And of course a big thank you to Katie for hosting a fun swap! Off to post iTrader and reps (and not because I have to :P).

KatieV
09-02-2008, 08:29 PM
Hooray!! :jiggy:

katilady
09-02-2008, 09:02 PM
Received my wonderful house today! Windows came from: goatgoddess, Donna, and LeMay! My awesome door came from Nanner! Thanks so much ya'll and a special thanks to Katie! You are awesome!

Joni Owens
09-02-2008, 09:53 PM
I have a new house!!! Thanks KatieV - great job hosting! I think, once I decide on the kind of roof, I will frame these! Thank you Rockstargirl for my beautiful red door, Grammysammy for my girl/radio window, and thanks to Garagebandfan for my window with a window box, and thanks to Nuttynanner I can see my cow herd! Wonderful cards everyone.

redplantlady
09-03-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks katieV for thisgreat swap! I am now gloating over Windows 1 from Irish Rose, and garagebandfan, Grumpy Fairy window from Lemay, And a great door from Els!! I have been collecting old frames from charity shops so this might be a perfect thing to use as I want my house up for all to see - AND I have my roof back, thanks to KatieV - so it's all complete and ready to go!

frogwings
09-03-2008, 01:05 PM
Another house has found a home! I recieved lovely windows from xstitcher (white clapboards and green shutters, mmmmmm!), gingersnap (handpainted, multi-paned, and vines growing 'round; ooooooh!), and goatgoddess (collaged, with a sweet bird on the silll; aaaaah!) and from katilady, a 'dear old home' door (collaged and silvery....yeaaah!) As you can guess, I'm very happpy with my returns!! Thanks, KatieV, for a fabulous swap!

Jitterbug, I'd love one of your 'people' windows...I'll pm you to see if we can swap. I wand to build an addition onto my house!

KatieV
09-03-2008, 02:20 PM
Glad to see these are arriving! I sent the roofs back to their owners, since we only had a few people send them in. I think I did scan the roofs for the swap gallery, though. That's not up right now, but I think it will be soon.

IrishRose
09-03-2008, 03:09 PM
My house arrived a couple of days ago! My very lovely and cheerful pink front door comes from Patti; a window with a kitty looking out and a bird's nest tucked on top of a ledge (so cute!) from Gingersnap; window #2 has a very curious black kitty sitting on the outside ledge, looking in (wonder what he sees?) from RedPlantLady; and window #3 (titled "Window 2") is from Bijaydi's awesome houseboat!

Thanks for the fun swap, Katie!!

KatieV
09-03-2008, 03:45 PM
Uh-oh, you ended up with two cats?! Hope you like kitties!

Patti
09-03-2008, 10:27 PM
My fantastic cards arrived yesterday, I'll acknowledge them tomorrow.



(my baby dragon eggs need clicks to hatch. Will you help them?)

neca84
09-03-2008, 11:06 PM
Received door from lovepugs1, window (eye window) from nuttynanna,window (1 of 4) from patti and windowChiles from Els, thank you all and thanks also to our great host, off not to leave iTrader AND rep points :)

IrishRose
09-04-2008, 04:06 AM
Uh-oh, you ended up with two cats?! Hope you like kitties!

No problem with me. I love kitties!

KatieV
09-04-2008, 07:54 AM
Oh, they've made it to Australia already! Excellent!

Zhenechka
09-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Oh, they've made it to Australia already! Excellent!

...before Canada. CanadaPost...grrrrrrr..... :realmad:

lovepugs1
09-04-2008, 10:19 AM
My house is here !!! Thank you Els for "Dublin" window, Elena's yellow curtain window, nuttynanner's " cherry window" and neca's door. Fun swap KatieV :spinny: Thank you everyone !!

Zhenechka
09-04-2008, 12:51 PM
My house arrived this morning. Thanks go to Amy, Katie, addicted2shoppn, and Biyadi.

Patti
09-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Just want to thank the four delightful artists for their wonderful rendering of my new home, Grammysammy437,Irish Rose, Joni Owens and Rockstarsgirl and our graceous hostess KatieV for an outstanding role as landlord.

All "you rock" rep points and Itrader points have been given.

goatgoddess
09-04-2008, 11:36 PM
got mine the other day - very cool - thinking I will frame them but still thinking about the color to mount them on :)
top left - frogwings
top right - katilady
bottom left - Elaine
bottom right - xstitcher
thanks for hosting - off to leave rep points :)

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katilady
09-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Oh your house with the roof looks so neat gg!

KatieV
09-05-2008, 07:49 AM
Yeah, it does!!

GarageBandFan
09-05-2008, 02:20 PM
here are the cards I received... sorry for not posting sooner!

window form Joni Owens (with two kitties looking back at me)
window from redplantlady (with glass bottles in front of it)
window from rockstarsgirl (window with curtains)
and an awesome door from someone in Olympia WA

nanner
09-05-2008, 02:27 PM
Just wanted to say thanks again...to the whole swap crew. And Katie!

It's rare to hear back from all the folks who get your cards...but I did on this swap. I love to know where the art lands. Thanks for that. :)

redplantlady
09-06-2008, 03:21 AM
Oh I forgot to put "open me" on the cards I sent in for this - hope you found the insides!!

KatieV
09-06-2008, 08:42 AM
Oh, your cards opened?? I didn't see that!

IrishRose
09-06-2008, 05:58 PM
Oh...aha! RedPlantLady!!!! That is so clever of you to have cards that open! Remember I wondered what the kitty was looking at through the window? Well, now I know. He was seeing a bunch of other kittes gathered round a gold fish bowl. So danged cute! Lovely saying included as well. This card rocks!!

P.S. I would like to echo NuttyNanner on what she said about the feedback from this swap. I, too, heard back from everyone who received one of my cards. Applause for this group of swappers!

KatieV
09-06-2008, 06:05 PM
Dang it, I missed the fishies! :laugh: I thought your cards were thick, redplantlady, but I had no idea that they opened!

KatieV
09-06-2008, 06:05 PM
PS -- how cool that people are finding out where their cards ended up! That is a really fun part of swapping for me :D

KatieV
09-07-2008, 05:54 PM
Hey!! Our swap gallery is up! You can see it here (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap28.php).

IrishRose
09-07-2008, 09:48 PM
Hey!! Our swap gallery is up! You can see it here (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap28.php).

Adorable!! Love all of them!

addicted2shoppn
09-07-2008, 10:18 PM
I love the gallery too!

This reminds me that I am behind on my mail! Got mine a little while ago, but was hoping to have pics of my display ready, but haven't had the time yet. I promise to post eventually!!!

And the thank yous go to....
... Katie for hosting such a cool swap!
...Zhenechka, Amyfaerie, and Irish Rose for your cool windows!
...last but not least, Bijaydi for your awesome door!

xstitcher
09-07-2008, 11:46 PM
Great cards in the swap gallery. Can't wait to get my roof finished.

Just want to add I know where all my cards went also.

KatieV
09-09-2008, 03:21 PM
So have all of the cards arrived? I want to keep the thread open a while longer so that we can post pictures of our houses on display :)

lovepugs1
09-09-2008, 09:40 PM
I'll try to get mine "built" tomorrow and get it uploaded :D

GarageBandFan
09-09-2008, 11:55 PM
I dont know where my cards went :(

I know two winds went too Joni Owens and redplantlady... but I dont know about the other window or door....

I also still have NO idea who's wonderful door I got!!

xstitcher
09-10-2008, 09:41 AM
I dont know where my cards went :(

I know two winds went too Joni Owens and redplantlady... but I dont know about the other window or door....

I also still have NO idea who's wonderful door I got!!


Could it be grammysammy437, she is from Olympia, Wa ?

addicted2shoppn
09-10-2008, 01:47 PM
As promised, here is the pic of my display:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/2846427898_6b3735b115_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/2846427898/)

KatieV
09-10-2008, 01:48 PM
Wow, how nice!! (I might try to steal it next time I visit. Watch out!!)

nanner
09-10-2008, 02:17 PM
WOWZA...can we pay you to construct our houses? That is FABULOUS!

Zhenechka
09-11-2008, 07:38 AM
Great display!

lovepugs1
09-11-2008, 12:43 PM
Love your display !!!!! Here is my constructed house, I love it !!!

KatieV
09-11-2008, 01:54 PM
Oh, how cool!!

I am working on my display - I got a background put together, but I can't decide which windows go where :wub:

KatieV
09-13-2008, 01:21 PM
Here it is!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2852998405_10cda5e51f_m.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/mixing-katie/2852998405/)

IrishRose
09-13-2008, 09:59 PM
These framed houses are so adorable! I'm going to look for a frame for mine and do this too. Just too cute!

nanner
09-13-2008, 10:14 PM
Wow...Katie...that is fabulous. The bar has been raised.

katilady
09-13-2008, 10:31 PM
These houses are awesome! I am jealous!

Zhenechka
09-14-2008, 06:01 AM
Fantastic displays, everyone! I'm hoping to get started on mine soon.