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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!) :)


Photography ATC Swap: PINK FLOWERS


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!

*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*


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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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...............

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



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

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

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

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.

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

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

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! :)

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

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

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

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


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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.
Let's see if this loads..

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 !!


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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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


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

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.

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!!


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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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. :)