View Full Version : Flower People Swap - Due July 18th

06-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Sign up date - July 3rd
Withdraw date - July 18th
Swap Due Date - July 18th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited

All cards were mailed 7/21. Thank you for participating!

This swap is for flower people!

Happy, sad, smug or sinister -
Turn your flowers into their own individual characters!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=5623&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7763&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7770&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14430&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10030&w=s http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14440&w=s

Example artwork by painted rose, cairnlae, cairnlae, monarch, dhawktx and grrrdjules. Ok, so the last one is a chunky book page but I really like it. :P

Creating Cards - All mediums are welcome granted the guidelines below are followed.
Please note: Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards.

* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.

* Heavier or bulkier embellishments are allowed
IF the postage requirements are met
AND they still somehow fit into a standard plastic sleeve.

* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies.

* If you use preprinted images (rubber stamped, magazine images, photos, copied material), please make sure it is altered in some form or fashion!

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 send US postage for returns if you have it). 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. If sending heavy or bulky cards - see below. Unused postage will be returned.

If using heavy or bulky embellishments please include one 17 cent stamp for EACH card to be used when sending your cards to other players. I will be strict with this requirement.

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

General Info - All cards are due in my hands by the due date and will be swapped out the weekend of July 19th. Late cards will be returned and neutral feedback will be given. I will update the thread when I receive your cards but please allow a few days for trader ratings.

Please send a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local) to those whose cards I have not received at that time.

Photo pools are created in all my swaps for the enjoyment of the participants. Out of the photo pool I will be creating a swap gallery at the end of this swap for the swap gallery section of this site. Keep your eyes peeled, yours just might get chosen!

Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!

**Click here to view all cards received!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157605856591600/)

1. nowzem - Virginia*
2. sweetest sin - United Kingdom*
3. jonquil - Australia*
4. frogwings - Massachusetts*
5. cazfun - Australia*
6. tinka - Belgium*
7. dolores4fun - Texas*
8. jitterbug - Washington*
9. lemay - New Jersey*
10. kysunflower - Kentucky*
11. thecoffeeshopgirl - Canada*
12. rachel - Ohio*
13. neca84 - Australia*
14. craftygirl34 - United Kingdom*
15. mandy - United Kingdom*
16. elena - New Jersey*
17. egrobeck - New Jersey*
18. karen597 - Illinois*
19. robin - Alabama*
20. lovepugs1 - Texas*
21. alisl - Netherlands*
22. sashibala - Georgia*
23. juany - Nebraska*
24. tamrantula - Washington*

blue = received
grey = withdrawn

06-14-2008, 12:32 AM
sign me up please!!

06-14-2008, 01:57 AM
ohhh iu have a good idea for this swap, sign me up aswell :) can you pm me your address please:)

06-14-2008, 02:01 AM
would love to play in this one please

06-14-2008, 08:17 AM
welcome nowzem, sweetest sin and jonquil!

06-14-2008, 08:49 AM
May I play, please?

06-14-2008, 09:24 AM
welcome frogwings. are you local or international?

06-14-2008, 09:24 AM
I would love to play in this one too...


06-14-2008, 09:25 AM
welcome cazfun

06-14-2008, 11:39 AM
I would love to join please, but I don't have US postage to send you - would it be allright to send you foreign bookpages ( I saw in your profile you would like them) and an extra hostess card?

06-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Welcome tinka! Of course I would love any of those items but please don't think you are required to send anything. The US postage is just a note that if you have it it's appreciated. :)

06-14-2008, 11:45 PM
I would love to play!

06-14-2008, 11:49 PM
welcome dolores4fun!

06-15-2008, 08:15 AM
Hi! My cards are ready to be send, I had a lot of fun making them! ( the face on the first card looks normal in real!)


06-15-2008, 03:35 PM
Sounds like fun. Please add me!

06-15-2008, 03:40 PM
I am lurking! this looks fun, but I have other commitments to clear 1st! Great cards Tinka....very inspiring!

06-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Great cards Tinka!

welcome jitterbug.

katilady if you decide you want in just let me know. :)

06-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Just wanted to let you know that I have frogwongs details she lives in the state of MA USA sorry I don't knoe which one that is.....

Now you can update your first page :)


06-16-2008, 12:55 PM
Awesome, thanks cazfun!

06-16-2008, 03:28 PM
I would like to join please

06-16-2008, 04:20 PM
I would love to join this one.

06-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Welcome lemay and kysunflower

06-16-2008, 09:29 PM
Okay I can't pass this swap up. Please count me in!

06-16-2008, 10:09 PM
I'd love to join!:yes:

06-17-2008, 12:18 AM
Please can I join? Thank You

06-17-2008, 07:25 AM
welcome thecoffeeshopgirl, rachel and neca!

06-17-2008, 09:59 AM
I posted pics of my flower people in the gallery

06-17-2008, 04:20 PM
OOOh can i join please if there is room?

06-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Those are too cute lemay!

welcome craftygirl

06-18-2008, 12:38 AM
Hi Bluesky, I just made some cards tonight. Here is one of them. (my scanner makes it fuzzy). Want to know what people think before I send them in.

06-18-2008, 04:25 AM
ooohhh i missed this one... can i join up please??

06-18-2008, 06:53 AM
Here's my first little one for this swap

I called it Zetti Baby Flower


What do you think??


06-18-2008, 07:13 AM
Those are great cards guys! Keep 'em coming. :)

welcome mandy

06-18-2008, 07:16 PM
Can I join?

06-18-2008, 08:46 PM
Sure! Welcome, Elena.

06-18-2008, 10:16 PM
Here they are. I worked on them before signing up. I needed to make sure I could create four of them. I had fun with them :jiggy:

06-18-2008, 10:20 PM
Great flower people Elena!

06-18-2008, 10:50 PM
Oh, I like how you gave them human bodies!

06-18-2008, 11:12 PM
I guess I started with "people" and then added the "flower" to get the "Flower People" :huh:

06-18-2008, 11:56 PM
Are there rating requirements?

06-19-2008, 01:50 AM
Hi, Here are my Flower Ladies all ready to take the trip to America from Australia, posted today :)

06-19-2008, 07:41 AM
Nope, you are welcome to join if you'd like. Just let me know.

If there are rating requirements to join a swap it has to be posted in the first thread just fyi. :)

06-19-2008, 07:42 AM
You've been busy neca! I like how you have one of them coming out of a boot. :) I'll keep and eye out for your cards.

06-20-2008, 01:44 PM
Heres mine. These were a little difficult, I've never done this before, it caused me to have to think out of the box.

06-20-2008, 01:55 PM
Thinking outside the box is a good thing! It's always fun seeing what you get. THe one with the mouht looks really cool.

06-22-2008, 12:57 AM
what a great idea for a swap! please count me in! thanks!

06-22-2008, 07:04 AM
welcome egrobeck

06-22-2008, 08:25 AM
...I'd love to play! I have a great idea!

06-22-2008, 09:29 AM
welcome karen597

06-22-2008, 02:37 PM
I had some time and was inspired so I made my cards already - here they are. will be mailing on Monday. (and there's an extra for blueskysunburn)


06-22-2008, 03:13 PM
Great cards egrobeck! I will keep an eye out for them.

06-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Love your cards too egrobeck...

06-22-2008, 11:00 PM
thank you!!

06-23-2008, 06:36 PM
I would love to join!

06-23-2008, 08:39 PM
welcome robin

06-23-2008, 10:53 PM
I received three sets of cards today from elena, tinka and sweetest-sin!

06-24-2008, 12:26 AM
I'd love to join in on the fun :D

06-24-2008, 08:14 AM
YOu are fast lovepugs! I'll send you a pm with my info.

06-24-2008, 10:44 PM
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.

06-25-2008, 01:57 AM
O that'swhat I like.
Can I play with you?You have my adress??

06-25-2008, 02:02 AM
These were so much fun to make, great swap idea blueskysunburn:D

06-25-2008, 08:03 AM
Welcome alsil.

Your cards came out really cute lovepugs!

06-25-2008, 08:20 AM
Wonderful cards lovepugs!

06-25-2008, 08:42 AM
My ATC's will be going out in tommorows mail!

There is an extra for our wonderfull hostess~

06-25-2008, 10:26 AM
I have finished my cards and they are going on their way tomorrow!!
Thanks for playing.
I don't know how I must place an image of the cards here in this forum.

06-25-2008, 02:42 PM
Cute cards, robin! I will watch for the both of yours. I post all the cards in a photo pool when they are received alisl.

06-26-2008, 08:30 AM
(*jumps up and down excitedly*) Can I join this one, please?

I have about 60 little dolls that I have dressed up like flowers so my brain is already overflowing with ideas for doing this in ATC form!

06-26-2008, 12:56 PM
welcome sashibala

06-27-2008, 08:41 AM
I couldn't wait to make these so I finished them up way, way too late last night. :) They'll be in today's mail.

The pictures do not do these justice, though. My scanner just isn't used to scanning real objects, I guess. ;)

06-27-2008, 01:06 PM
They turned out really cute! I will watch for them.

06-28-2008, 06:46 AM
I received cards yesterday from thecoffeeshopgirl, jitterbug, egrobeck and lemay.

I have made the link active (in the first post of the swap) for the photo pool and will be updating it with the rest of the cards this weekend.

06-29-2008, 12:07 AM
I mailed my cards Fri. 6- 27 :D

06-29-2008, 07:11 AM
awesome. I will watch for them next week.

06-30-2008, 04:46 AM
have done mine... they are winging their way to you as well as being on show in the gallery!

06-30-2008, 06:05 AM
THey turned out great! I will watch for them.

06-30-2008, 06:06 AM
Only a few more days for sign-ups. Anyone else want to play?

06-30-2008, 07:22 AM
Here are my flower people....hope you all like them...I had fun making them!

06-30-2008, 07:23 AM
....forgot to say.....they're in the mail today!karenscraftyworld.blogspot.com

06-30-2008, 04:39 PM
Hello i mailed my cards today.

06-30-2008, 08:25 PM
The face on the bottom right one is too cute!

I will watch for both your cards.

I received cards today from lovepugs and robin.

06-30-2008, 11:03 PM
My flower girls are going postal in the morning. :jiggy:

07-01-2008, 08:19 AM
Thanks for letting me know dolores4fun.

The photo pool has been updated. We are getting quite a diverse bunch this swap!

07-01-2008, 04:59 PM
I please sign up for this swap? My English is bad so daughter inlaw is help me. (rooskie) I will get address from her to mail cards. Thanks you. I have 3 cards.

07-01-2008, 05:39 PM
Sure! Welcome juany.

07-02-2008, 07:03 AM
Here is my first one - the others will be finished tonight so they will head off in the post tomorrow

07-02-2008, 08:08 AM
He's cute! I like his little feet.

07-02-2008, 06:10 PM
I received cards today from delores4fun.

One more day for sign-ups. Anyone else?

07-02-2008, 06:40 PM

I just saw this swap, and it sure looks fun! Much like an idea I had for a different swap!
Where are you located? I want to be sure there is time for me to both make the ATCs and to get them mailed to you.


07-02-2008, 07:48 PM
I am located in Texas. You would have a little over two weeks to get the cards to me. Just let me know if you want to join for sure.

07-02-2008, 08:26 PM
I think I would like to try this! Two weeks should be plenty of time!

Looks like a fun one! Thanks for letting me participate!

07-02-2008, 08:51 PM
Welcome to the swap tamrantula

07-05-2008, 02:42 PM
I received cards today from karen597, mandy and craftygirl34!

07-05-2008, 02:45 PM
We are about two weeks out. International reminders are going out today to those I have not heard from.

07-06-2008, 01:43 AM
Just letting you know that I finished my cards and I am putting them in the mail Monday! Check them out in my gallery if you're interested!:v_spin:

07-06-2008, 01:58 AM
Those turned out great! I will keep an eye out for them.

07-08-2008, 08:15 PM
I received cards today from jonquil.

07-09-2008, 06:53 PM
Received cards today from nowzem

07-11-2008, 09:15 AM
Deadline is a week away! Reminder pm's are going out today to those that have not confirmed their cards have been mailed.

07-11-2008, 08:47 PM
I received cards today from kysunflower.

07-13-2008, 07:32 AM
I received cards yesterday from Juany.

07-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Hi Bluesky,

I'm starting to get worried since I sent my cards a week ago today :unsure: and I REALLY wanted to be in this swap.

I (hopefully) attached thumbnails of the cards. Do they ring any bells?


07-14-2008, 01:46 PM
Hmmm...they should have reached me by now. Maybe there was a delay since Monday was right after the 4th.

Nope, it's my first time seeing those so it's not a case of misidentifying them.

Let's just hope its a delay and I will received them in the next couple of days. Usually that's all it is. I've only had two sets lost. Worst case you could make another set and send those too in case they don't make it.

07-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Rachel I picked your cards up today at the post office. They are safe and sound. :)

I also received cards today from tamrantula.

07-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Okay guys - They are all swapped out an ready to mail! I will post a confirmation when I drop them off at the post office. Sometimes it can take me a couple days to be able to get there. The photo pool has been updated with all the cards received. If I missed giving anyone itraders please let me know.

Thank you for participating in the swap!

07-20-2008, 05:39 PM
Thanks, I can't wait to see mine. Those are some awesome photos, thanks for the gallery images.

07-21-2008, 01:12 PM
They are on their way to you! All cards were dropped off at the post office about thirty minutes ago. It was a great swap - Thank you all for participating. :)

07-23-2008, 10:34 PM
rec'd some very cool flower people cards :D !! Thank you Rachel, Tinka, and egrobeck. Love all of them. Thank you blueskysunburn for hosting, great swap !!

07-24-2008, 11:09 AM
Oh.... (*dances back and forth excitedly*) I can't wait until mine get here!

07-24-2008, 01:06 PM
o I hope mine come soon, love all the flower people I've been seeing.

07-24-2008, 01:52 PM
Yep, lovepug has the advantage of being in the same state - early returns!

07-24-2008, 05:14 PM
I received my cards today! Thanks so much to: Mandy, jonquil, Rachel and to blueskysunburn for hosting!

07-24-2008, 05:19 PM
I didn't have to wait long... I got mine today, too! :jiggy:

I got wonderful little flower people from Kysunflower, sweetest sin, and karen597. Thank you for hosting this, blueskysunburn!

07-24-2008, 06:55 PM
Blueskysunburn - thanks for hosting such a great swap~

I received beautifull ATC's from:
Neca84, Juany and Tamrantula

07-24-2008, 06:57 PM
wow, I got some awesome returns!!! fabulous work girls - thanks to Tinka (:-)) yay!), lovepugs1 (how cool!) and Elena (in NJ) - and also huge thanks to Jennifer for being such a wonderful host!! ok, off to do ratings now!

07-24-2008, 08:36 PM
Thank you to blueskysunburn, and karen, craftygirl, and one unknown board name

07-24-2008, 10:45 PM
Woohoo! Glad they are getting there!

Oh! I forgot to tell you guys. I had a forever stamp drop out of someones returns but for the life of me could not figure out who's. So if it's yours I owe you a stamp.

07-25-2008, 06:04 PM
Received cards from Dolores4fun, nowzem and coffeeshopgirl. Thank you to all & our hostess too. ;)

07-28-2008, 06:29 AM
This morning I received 3 FANTASTIC cards from: egrobeck ( yeah!!), lovepugs and Elena. Thank you all for your beautifull cards and thanks to our lovely host also!

Elena and Egrobeck I tried to leave you rep points but the system didn't allow me - I will try it later again ( I leave on holiday till 20 August - if I should fail to remember , please remind me, your cards are fantastic and they sure deserve a rep point!)

07-28-2008, 08:09 AM
Glad everyone is enjoying their returns!

07-28-2008, 01:34 PM
got my cards on Friday! Thanks to Sashibala, Dolores4fun, and TheCoffeeShopGirl for great cards! Thanks for hosting BSSB!

07-30-2008, 12:49 AM
received great cards today from Robin, kysunflower and Tamarantula, thanks to Blueskysunburn for being a great host, iTrader and rep points have been left, thanks all for a great swap

07-30-2008, 06:25 AM
I got my flower people! They're beautiful! Thanks!

Rec'd cards from tamrantula,juany and robin......thanks!

07-31-2008, 05:30 AM
My flower people arrived safe and sound. Thank you to lovepugs1 ( I was covetting this card when you posted it), jitterbug & LeMay for their wonderful and colourful cards. Thanks also to BSSB for hosting yet another great swap