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06-15-2008, 09:56 AM
Bizarre Holidays AUGUST Swap - Due AUG 15th
Due Date: AUG 15th
Sign Up /Withdraw By: July 19th
# Cards: 3 for 3 OR 6 for 6
# Participants: unlimited

This will be a three (3) for three (3) swap or (6) six for (6) six card swap.

You will go to this site:

Choose up to three holidays to create your ATCs for. They can be all the same holiday or three different ones. (We are going to do all 12 months ) All mediums are welcome.

1.) IrishRose ~RECEIVED~
2.) GarageBandFan ~RECEIVED~
3. ) Joni Owens ~RECEIVED~
4.) Crazycat ~HAD TO DROP~
5.) Ellie~RECEIVED~
6.) rockstargirl~ RECEIVED~
7.) neca84 ~RECEIVED~
8.) ScramperSue ~RECEIVED~
9.) OrganicMama ~RECEIVED~
10.) lannoe
11.) woopseydais ~RECEIVED~
12.) nitemare420me
13.) mrubyjean ~RECEIVED~
14.) Nermalski

Due Date:
Cards are due in my hands by AUGUEST 15th. This will be an on time swap. I will mail your return cards on the due date! NOTE: Late-arriving cards will be held for 1 week past the due date, swapped with other late cards, and then sent back out. (If there are not enough late arrivals, late folks may get some or all of their own cards back!)

USA participants, please enclose 58-cents postage on your return envelope. If your envelope contains only 41-cents postage, I will be limited to sending you back very simple cards with no embellishments. Our new postal rates require 58-cents if the envelope is slightly thicker, slightly heavier, or requires hand cancelling (and if it’s both thicker AND heavier, it costs 75-cents). So affix your return postage accordingly.

International participants, I will pay return postage. An extra ATC of the swap theme would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.

I will update THIS post (the first post in this thread) to inform you of the status of our swap. So check back HERE for updates. (You won’t have to read through pages and pages of posts or scroll to the end to get current information!)

Swap Rules:

1. Send your BEST cards – cards that demonstrate your best workmanship, and that you are proud to share with others.

2. Clearly write your USERNAME and SWAP NAME in these 3 places:
* On the back of all your cards
* On the front of your mailing envelope
* On the front of your return envelope

3. Enclose a return label or self-addressed envelope. Inside the USA, include 58-cents postage. Outside the USA, I’ll pay return postage.

4. If you’re mailing from outside the USA, please mark “AIRMAIL” and mail early to allow extra time for delivery to the USA (I recommend allowing 3 extra weeks for delivery from outside the USA).

5. An extra ATC for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated, but not required.

6. 3-D embellishments are fine, as long as the completed cards slide into standard 9-pocket pages, and as long as the embellishments are securely mounted so they don’t fall off during shipping. (Keep in mind that thick cards may require a padded mailing envelope and additional postage).

7. When you sign up for this swap, I will PM you my address and a reminder of the swap details.

8. I will give iTrader feedback the same day I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return, I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and Reputation Points for the artists whose cards you receive.

Who wants to play?

06-16-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm addicted. Sign me up please.

06-16-2008, 11:58 PM
What an Amazing Idea! I told my self I wouldnt sign up for anymore swaps until before the wedding but I cant help myself! Sign me up PLEASE!!

Joni Owens
06-17-2008, 02:15 PM
Hey put me on the list!!!

06-17-2008, 09:58 PM
WHHHHoooooooOOOOOT! Count this kitty in!:goofy:

06-20-2008, 07:55 PM
I'd love to play please.

06-21-2008, 04:18 AM
ok.....I went to the website and now I hafta join. Please. But, come one, really, does that website have to be that heard to read?

06-21-2008, 04:22 AM
like this one. I think they're the same (at least I noticed a couple that were).
months (http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html)

ok....it does have a lot of cutesy bears around it so...you know....be warned:biglaugh:

it has at least 3 things for everyday. ok. i'm getting a little crazy now. I'll go sit in the corner

06-21-2008, 06:03 AM
Please add me, I need to join this one!!!

06-22-2008, 12:04 PM
I have decided to drop out of this swap... too much to do before the wedding.. I am sorry guys.. I will jump in the next one!

06-22-2008, 12:10 PM
me, me, me please :)

06-23-2008, 10:51 AM
Scratch that I dont want to drop out... I am still in... I forgot they werent due until Aug 15... I have plenty of time! :)

Spiced Coffee
06-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Sign me up please! Sounds like fun!

06-30-2008, 12:19 PM
I would love to sign up. I'll do 6 for 6. Do we choose any Holiday??


06-30-2008, 09:16 PM
Please send me your address to post these to, thank you

07-02-2008, 12:24 PM
Have sent you a private message.


07-10-2008, 08:46 PM
Oh how fun! May I join please my wheels are turning......

07-13-2008, 12:19 PM
Sorry ladies! Elderly mom taking up a lot of my time but I will be on now and keep up! WELCOME everyone! And THANK YOU for joining!!
I will post addy here so everyone gets it right away.
Danette Devlin
618 Thayer Street
Little Rock

07-13-2008, 12:51 PM
Oh I must have missed this one.. I would like to be including in this one two... gonna have to keep an eye out for when you post when we're going to do each month..

07-13-2008, 01:19 PM
PLEASE NOTE: I corrected the link for AUGUST, not July...sigh...

WELCOME everyone and thank you for joining my swap!!!

07-17-2008, 02:10 PM
Sorry lannoe, yes...you choose any holiday you like or a combination of holidays :)

07-17-2008, 07:09 PM
OK...I think I will be able to join this swap and finished my cards before going on vacation July 31....please sign me up!

07-18-2008, 12:00 PM
Yippee mrubyjean! Gotcha :)

Spiced Coffee
07-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Finished mine...and they are VERY silly!! Who knew April 27th is "Pigs in a Blanket Day"?!


07-19-2008, 11:07 AM
Spiced Coffee, while your cards are VERY, VERY cute :) The month you were supposed to make for is August :) (I really love your cute cards though! :) )

07-19-2008, 04:07 PM
Add me in.

Spiced Coffee
07-19-2008, 07:31 PM
Big OOPS!! I think the "We are going to do all 12 months" is what led me astray!! I'm going to drop out for this time, as I just don't have time to start over. If anyone would like to do a one-on-one swap for the silly pigs, I'm up for it! (Chimaera, I'm sending you your extra pig anyway!)

Spiced Coffee, while your cards are VERY, VERY cute :) The month you were supposed to make for is August :) (I really love your cute cards though! :) )

07-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Aww, Spiced Coffee, so sorry for the confusion!! But a HUGE thank you for a piggy card! They are adorable!! If you don't have a taker for the rest of your cards in trade let me know....dont want anyone to miss out :)

07-22-2008, 02:36 PM
I am back ladies and I am excited for this swap!

07-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Hey I just wanted to let you know you have me listed twice... but I am only one person! :)

07-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Oops, my bad....fixed it GBF :) thanks for letting me know

07-24-2008, 10:43 PM
I have two out of the three close to be completed but I'm stumped on what I should do for my third card!! G'oh!

07-25-2008, 12:32 PM
Sending mine out Monday!

07-25-2008, 08:41 PM
Two down and two to go...

07-25-2008, 11:47 PM
Aww I want to do National Failures Day but I have a feeling my card would be returned to me. :(

07-26-2008, 09:17 PM
my cards will be postal on monday :) YIPPEE!!

07-28-2008, 05:54 AM
Aww I want to do National Failures Day but I have a feeling my card would be returned to me. :(

:laugh: Good one, nitemare!

Okay, coming in with card #3 (I noticed I have been highly attracted to the food holidays :D so tried to veer a bit here)...and one more to go.

07-28-2008, 10:24 AM
MY daughter has those same pajamas! lol... cute card

07-30-2008, 02:27 PM
My cards are done and in the mail today ~ as I head off for a week's vacation in northern Michigan ~ here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27229&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27230&w=m

07-30-2008, 03:21 PM
I love your take on twins day!!

07-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Thanks, Nicole ~ when I found the bird image, I couldn't resist!

07-30-2008, 07:13 PM
Have a great vacation, mrubyjean!

08-02-2008, 10:35 AM
Mine went out with yesterday's mail.

08-04-2008, 04:00 AM
Here are my 4. 3 for the swap and 1 for our hostess.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27870&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27871&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27872&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=27873&w=m

08-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Wow, wonderful cards!! I received great cards from: neca84,woopsydaisy,mrubyjean(have a great vacation!) and ScramperSue!!!!

08-04-2008, 04:55 PM
My cards are done and in my gallery they went off in todays mail

08-05-2008, 02:26 AM
Great cards, Nicole!

Here's my last card. My August offerings will go out in the mail tomorrow! <---- That was a fib. They went out today - August 7.

08-08-2008, 12:54 PM
Received fabulous cards from GarageBandFan, OrganicMamma and Joni Owens!!

08-09-2008, 05:49 PM
Wow.. I'm cutting this close but my atcs for this swap are in my gallery

08-14-2008, 04:52 PM
More super cards received!! :)

08-15-2008, 12:36 AM
I think I forgot to put the swap name on my envelopes.. :(

08-20-2008, 03:39 PM
I received my returns today... thank you to RSG, neca84, and Irish Rose for their great cards

08-20-2008, 09:16 PM
Nice returns today from scrampersue, neca84 and Irish Rose. And thanks to Chimaera.Muse for continuing to host these fun holiday swaps!

08-20-2008, 11:40 PM
I received my cards today. They are so wonderful! Thanks Chimaera.Muse for hosting the swap and Neca84, woopsydaisy and organicmama! Off to leave reps and itrader!

Joni Owens
08-21-2008, 02:15 PM
I received my cards today, this swap turns out some of the neatest cards!! Thanks Chimaera.Muse for hosting these every month. Thank you Nermalski, Neca84, and Ellie - great cards!!

08-21-2008, 02:22 PM
I'm hoping to find a surprise in my mailbox today...:skeptical:

08-21-2008, 05:44 PM
I got great cards today from woopsydaisy, ellie, and rockstargirl. And thanks to Chimera for this really good series! I'm so looking forward to leafing through my complete set!

08-21-2008, 06:30 PM
Ah yes, the mailman came bearing some fabulous cards!!!

Thanks go to:
Joni Owens for Bad Poetry Day
Neca84 for National Watermelon Day
MRubyJean for Twins Day

(I love this part of the swap too...feels like Academy Award announcement...LOL)

Lastly, thank you to Danette for yet another fun round of Bizarres. Off to reward!

08-21-2008, 11:11 PM
YaY!! I got my cards today!!! *Does Happy Monkey Dance Backwards*

Thank you..
ScramperSue for Sea Serpent Day
Nermalski for National Eye Exam Day
Rockstarsgirl for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

And a most gracious thank you to our hostess!