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kristinized
06-14-2008, 06:40 PM
Photography: Pink Flowers, Due July 9, 2008
Sign up by: June 25, 2008
Withdraw by: June 30, 2008
Cards due by: July 9, 2008
Cards: 3 for 3
Participants: 12 (it’s my first swap!) :)

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING - THE SWAP IS NOW FULL

Photography ATC Swap: PINK FLOWERS


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/2389732897_6eb8f97949_m.jpg



I love photography and flowers and thought it would be fun to combine the two for the theme of my first swap, so get out your cameras and start shooting! Capture the flowers in your garden, in the wild, or at your local arboretum – as long as the flowers are real, alive and PINK they’re welcome!

Guidelines:
*Photos should be original and taken by you, and printed on photo paper (not regular copy paper). Be sure to matte or give the photos a sturdy backing.
*The theme is pink flowers, multicolored flowers or other colors in the background are okay as long as at least 75% of the card is focused on pink petals. Same goes for any bees or butterflies in the photo - keep the focus on the flower.
*Slight digital manipulation is okay (cropping, adjusting brightness, etc), but don't color a white flower pink!
*Cards should be the standard ATC size of 2.5”x3.5”, and each stored in a plastic sleeve for protection.
*No bulky embellishments.
*Please be sure to include your username and real name on the backs of all cards along with any other information you would like to provide.

US Participants: Please include a self-addressed mailing label and $0.59 loose postage to cover the cost of mailing out all the cards at the end of the swap. Do not send a return envelope, I will provide it.

International Participants: Please include a self-addressed label and loose postage in the same amount as it cost you to mail your cards to me. Do not send a return envelope, I will provide it.

Please make sure your cards are in my mailbox by the due date (July 9, 2008).

Photo Pool: It's fun to see everyones' entries, so I'll create a photo pool of everyones' cards. Credit will be given to each participant and the pool will be deleted one week after the swap deadline. By signing up for this swap you are are agreeing to have your cards displayed in this pool.

1. Meow2000*
2. Pennyquilter*
3. Ibus*
4. shoreart*
5. Rooskie*
6. delores4fun*
7. kbutts*
8. maxie23
9. Cazfun*
10. inhabitingtrees
11. lori.rn*
12. Janjo33*

RECEIVED
WITHDRAWN

Meow2000
06-14-2008, 07:20 PM
I love to play in swap. I have lots of pink flower photos that will love a home :jiggy:

kristinized
06-14-2008, 08:58 PM
Yay, got you down Meow2000 - my first sign up! :)

Pennyquilter
06-14-2008, 10:06 PM
I'm game! Time is short so I'll start taking photos tomorrow.

kristinized
06-14-2008, 10:07 PM
Great to have you on board Pennyquilter!

Ibus
06-14-2008, 10:14 PM
Sign me up please

shoreart
06-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I'll be happy to join!

RoOskie
06-14-2008, 11:03 PM
May I join too please! Love the theme - RoOskie

dolores4fun
06-14-2008, 11:14 PM
I would love to join too.

kristinized
06-14-2008, 11:27 PM
Got you down Ibus, shoreart, Rooskie & delores4fun. Thanks for joining! :yes:

Ibus
06-15-2008, 11:36 AM
Thanks for letting me join. I thought this would be an easy swop to do, after all, basically all I need to do is take some photos, right? However, in my part of Glasgow nobody seems to like pink flowers! We had to go into town and I saw one bush, so made HMT turn round so I could take some photos! We then returned via the supermarket and that's where I had a brainwave .... I went around the cut flower/plant stand taking photos of all the pink flowers! HMT distanced himself from the 'mad woman' very smartly. Now all I have to hope is there's at least 3 good shots in there.

kristinized
06-15-2008, 02:39 PM
Great thinking outside the box Ibus! I bet they'll turn out beautifully!

Ibus
06-15-2008, 07:59 PM
They did work, I've got 8 fairly decent shots, so now it's choosing which ones to send in. The first one is from the bush I stopped at and the second is my favourite of them all.

7834 7835

Pennyquilter
06-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Good thinking - flower shops, etc. My colored ribbon just ran out of my computer, so I will have to wait for more to come so I can print some pink flowers. The first one I printed (pink peony) looks red in the photo. Yikes. The easy part is mounting them on ATC size cards, the hard part is finding them and printing them off. More challenging than I thought...............

Meow2000
06-15-2008, 08:28 PM
here are my flowers . All Ready to go .

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

:cute:

kristinized
06-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Great job Ibus and Meow2000! Such pretty flowers!

Pennyquilter
06-15-2008, 09:49 PM
Ohhhhhhh - Meow2000 how inspiring and fast you were!

Meow2000
06-15-2008, 10:30 PM
lol i take a lot of pictures I love Photography as much as love art :laugh:

kbutts
06-16-2008, 01:35 AM
I would love to play too. I just went through all my photos and made a pink flower file.

kristinized
06-16-2008, 08:44 AM
Gotcha down kbutts! Thanks for playing! :)

stellacometa
06-16-2008, 03:12 PM
I would have loved to play, but.... it's the worst timing. :(

kristinized
06-16-2008, 04:18 PM
Aw, sorry to hear that. I love photography so I'll probably host a similar swap somewhere down the line though! :)

maxie23
06-17-2008, 03:03 AM
May I join the swap?

kristinized
06-17-2008, 08:27 AM
glad to have you aboard maxie23! :)

Cazfun
06-17-2008, 09:03 AM
I'd love to join your first swap

inhabitingtrees
06-17-2008, 09:47 AM
May I join? I had these 3 photos in mind:

http://i30.tinypic.com/r0uidd.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/24defpt.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/308z441.jpg

kristinized
06-17-2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks for joining Cazfun and inhabitingtrees (love your flower photos, such vibrant color!). Looks like we're almost full, just 2 more spots left!

RoOskie
06-17-2008, 12:59 PM
inhabitingtrees - love the photos! Especially the bleeding hearts - one of my favorite! - RoOskie

lori.rn
06-17-2008, 11:41 PM
I am just seeing this swap......please add me! I have some pretty pink flowers in my garden.

kristinized
06-18-2008, 08:59 AM
Of course lori.rn! Thanks for joining!

Janjo33
06-18-2008, 12:12 PM
Me - me - I want to be number 12! Thanks, Janet

kristinized
06-18-2008, 12:50 PM
You got it Janet!

I'm excited the swap is now full! :)

inhabitingtrees
06-21-2008, 02:28 AM
My cards will be on their way when I know where to send them!

Janjo33
06-21-2008, 03:59 PM
I've posted my cards to the gallery. kristinized can you PM me your address? Janet

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20073&w=m Crabapple
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20072&w=m Pink Tulips
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=20071&w=m Flowering Almond

Ibus
06-21-2008, 05:32 PM
Mine are on the way, but postage is bizarre! I took the envie down with everything in it, plus a bit extra to be safe. Had it weighed, bought the stamps ....81p. Took out extra, put in stamp, sealed envelope, put on sellotape, went back to P.O, different woman, weighs a wee bit less, now 1.22! I give up :rolleyes: But that is why there is less in stamps than what it says on envelope.

kristinized
06-21-2008, 06:07 PM
Received fantastic photo atcs from meow2000 yesterday! And thank you for the extra :)

Meow2000
06-21-2008, 06:14 PM
i'm glad to see they made there ;)

kbutts
06-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Okay, I just finished up the backs of my cards and will have them in the mail to you tomorrow. I sure hope you all like them. Here's a sneak peek.

kbutts
06-23-2008, 12:04 AM
I have other pink flower photos that I am planning to use to make ATCs too if anyone is interested in trading one on one for the others just let me know. I will post them in my gallery when I have them done.

Cazfun
06-23-2008, 06:06 PM
Here are my photos... still deciding which ones to send

8289 8290 8291

8292 8293

Cheers

kristinized
06-24-2008, 08:38 AM
kbutts and Cazfun, you both have some great photos there! I can't wait to see your cards :)

Ibus
06-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Cazfun, I love frangipani, I used to have a tree in my garden when we lived in Durban. Lovely scent too.

shoreart
06-24-2008, 09:39 PM
I have decided that I like one picture better than all the others, so I'm going to use just one picture for this trade times 3. Here it is for a preview.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonniebird/2609446348
Let's see if this loads..

Cazfun
06-25-2008, 07:08 AM
Cazfun, I love frangipani, I used to have a tree in my garden when we lived in Durban. Lovely scent too.

I bought 4 small trees about 6 months ago... that pink flower was the only flower that bloomed ... hopefully this year I might get a few more flowers !!

Caz

kristinized
06-26-2008, 10:19 AM
I have decided that I like one picture better than all the others, so I'm going to use just one picture for this trade times 3.


Beautiful orchids! Are they yours?

kristinized
06-26-2008, 10:22 AM
I had a happy and filled mail box yesterday! Received great cards from: kbutts, Pennyquilter, Janjo33, and Ibus! I'll get them scanned tonight so that everyone can see.

Janjo33
06-26-2008, 12:11 PM
Very cool! Always glad when my swaps make it through the mail intact!
There's a new a Swap Gallery here at AFA to post swap pictures, too, but it looks like you can only upload a certain number of photos. But maybe you could do one from each of us to showcase our swap?
Janet

kristinized
06-26-2008, 01:14 PM
I thought I would when everyone's cards are in, I love the swap gallery - it's so cool to see all the cards from swaps I wasn't able to join in on.

maxie23
06-26-2008, 01:52 PM
I'd love to mail you my atcs. They are packaged up and ready for the post office, but I still don't have a mailing address from you to put on the envelope. Could you please provide one. Did you forget me?

kristinized
06-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Glad to hear you have your cards ready maxie23 - just sent you my address! :)

shoreart
06-26-2008, 11:34 PM
Hey, I need your address too. Those orchids are just waiting to be sent!

kristinized
06-27-2008, 08:29 AM
Just pm'd you shoreart!

kristinized
06-27-2008, 08:45 AM
Click here to see all cards received so far! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristinized/sets/72157605755645974/detail/). Like I said in the swap description, I'll delete this flickr set a week after the swap deadline.

I'll be putting together a sample of everyone's work in the AFA Swap Gallery once all cards are in, so if you have a certain card you want showcased let me know! :)

Also, if you're ready to send your cards and still need my address please let me know. I think I've been having a problem with my pms not reaching their destination so check back if you haven't gotten a reply.

kbutts
06-27-2008, 08:03 PM
I think, of my photos, I would like to have the waterlily showcased. Thanks.

Ibus
06-27-2008, 10:55 PM
I'm not fussed which photo of mine you choose, I liked them all!

kristinized
06-28-2008, 07:53 PM
Got inhabitingtrees's cards in today's mail - beautiful! Bleeding hearts are one of my favorites, I still remember the huge bush my grandmother had in her yard from when I was little.

shoreart
06-30-2008, 05:28 PM
I passed by the most beautiful bush of pink flowers the other day...but the lighting was wrong...not that I had my camera!! I am going to go back this weekend and see if they are still in bloom.

inhabitingtrees
06-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Bleeding hearts have always been my favourites but unfortunately not always for the right reasons... when I was very little I really enjoyed the popping feeling of squishing them (kinda like bubble wrap) I know I'm wierd........ :wacko: kristinized - do you think you could showcase the bleeding hearts in the swap gallery? Thanks!

dolores4fun
06-30-2008, 11:04 PM
My flowers will be going postal in the morning. :yes:

kristinized
07-01-2008, 08:31 AM
Thanks for letting me know dolores! :)

RoOskie
07-01-2008, 07:10 PM
I'm ready to mail, may I please have your addy Kristinized??? Thanks - RoOskie

kristinized
07-02-2008, 08:21 AM
just pm'd you Rooskie!

kristinized
07-02-2008, 08:22 AM
Received cards from shoreart yesterday, I LOVE your orchids!And thank you for the extras!! :)

kristinized
07-02-2008, 08:25 AM
The deadline is now one week away. If you haven't done so, now's the time to get your cards in the mail!

I'm very pleased at how this swap is turning out, all the cards are beautiful!

kristinized
07-08-2008, 08:50 AM
Received wonderful cards from dolores4fun and Rooskie!!

Cazfun
07-08-2008, 06:24 PM
AHHH hopefully mine arrive today for you... I did post them early last week!!

Caz

lori.rn
07-08-2008, 09:31 PM
My cards were in the mail Sunday......hope they make it to you by tomorrow.

kristinized
07-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Thanks for letting me know, I'll keep an eye out for them!


My cards were in the mail Sunday......hope they make it to you by tomorrow.

kristinized
07-09-2008, 08:11 AM
They arrived yesterday - great pink flowers! :)


AHHH hopefully mine arrive today for you... I did post them early last week!!

Caz

kristinized
07-11-2008, 05:54 PM
I don't think I'll make it to the post office tomorrow with the AFA meet up in the morning so I'll be mailing everyone's cards on Monday. This will give the last sets to arrive.

kristinized
07-13-2008, 06:15 PM
Received great cards from lori.rn! :)

kristinized
07-14-2008, 08:44 AM
Received pretty pink rose atcs from maxie23!

kristinized
07-15-2008, 02:13 PM
The cards went out yesterday - the postal clerk at the counter was very curious about what was in all those envelopes! Hopefully they reach you soon!

kbutts
07-15-2008, 03:58 PM
Thanks for hosting Kristin. I'm looking forward to seeing my wonderful returns.

Meow2000
07-16-2008, 08:08 PM
My beautiful pink flowers bloomed today :yes: Thanks to Kristinized for hosting .

Thanks to Pennyquilter for her pink rose card , thanks to shoreart 2 /4 card . thanks to JanJo33 for the flowering Almond card. i'm off to leave you rock points

Janjo33
07-16-2008, 08:45 PM
How exciting - the pink flowers are starrting to pop up all over! Hope mine come tomorrow. Janet

kbutts
07-17-2008, 12:30 AM
I got my wonderful pink flowers today.

Thanks to Kristin for hosting and for the beautiful extra card.
Thanks to:
Shoreart for "Striped Orchids"
Ibus for "Petunia Perfection" and...
inhabitingtrees for "Bleeding Heart"

Nice work ladies!

Pennyquilter
07-17-2008, 01:35 PM
My pink flowers bloomed today. Thanks Kristin for hostessing and for the extra card. Also, thanks to Kbutts, Cazfun2, and meow2000. All very lovely flowers.
By the way - I labeled one or maybe two as pink tulips, which at the time they appeared to me to look like tulips, well I guess they were very closed rose buds. I thought they were lovely anyhow.

Janjo33
07-19-2008, 08:21 PM
My flowers have arrived too! Thanks dolores4fun, Pennyquilter; and Shoreart. Each one is different from any pink flowers that I have - lovely art! Janet

Janjo33
07-19-2008, 08:23 PM
Kristin - this was a lovely swap - thanks for hosting and the great extra!

kristinized
07-19-2008, 10:44 PM
You're very welcome! I had a blast looking at everyone's flowers! :)

kristinized
07-26-2008, 04:21 PM
It looks like about half the returns have made it, hopefully everyone receives their cards this week. I'm going to work on making a collection for the swap gallery, and will post again once it's ready. :)