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01-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Book: Gothic Arch Book Page Swap - due April 6, 2009
Due Date: April 6, 2009.
Signup By: March 30, 2009
Number of Participants: unlimited
Number of Pages: 4 or 6
Size of Pages: 4" wide by 6" High
Media: all styles - but please send only your best - see this thread for what was sent in the first round

I was clicking thru blogs and ran across this page


Just love the look of the book - so of course I couldn't wait to post a swap :)
this one is larger than the one I'm thinking of - 4" wide by 6" high would make a nice book or wall hanging

* Pages need to be in my hands by April 6, 2009

* last sign up/or drop date: March 30, 2009

* This will be a 4 or 6 page for 4 or 6 pages in return

* Please include your name and screenname on the backs of your pages and please make the backs look pretty too

* Those in the USA - Please include a self addressed Envie with postage (send what it took to mail them)

* International - include a self addressed label - I will take care of return postage and envies.

* Please Contact me if you can not make the mail by deadline.

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*Theme - Gothic Arches!!!

*Media - all styles - but please send only your best.

*Size - 4" x 6"

Click here for templet - 15821
when you print - set your printer at 113% size to get the correct size on the templet

just added it to my flickr site - download it and print full size page and you get the correct size too.

*Base - please use something sturdy - such as watercolor paper or chipboard from cereal boxes - mat board would be a bit too thick for this - Please keep chunkies off the left edge so that these can be bound

* And please post pics of your beauties to the thread - that's part of the fun - seeing all the wonderful pages everyone makes :)

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from!

so who wants to make some of these beautiful pages?

1. goatgoddess
2. OriginalYouth - Rec
3. kysunflower - Rec
4. goodmorningstarshine - Rec
5. NancyL - Rec first
6. jonquil - Rec
7. HHC - Rec
8. Janice - Rec
9. tmfmom - Rec
10. messmaker - Rec
11. Terrorgirl - Rec
12. JoyFlower - Rec
13. egrobeck
14. amyfaerie - Rec
15. curbsidetreasure - Rec
16. Mandy - Rec
17. Amerasu - Rec
18. Anne - Rec
19. PaperScraps - Rec
20. Gezza - Rec
21. Purpleart - Rec
22. TotolyOzSome - Rec
23. shoreart - Rec
24. cherbearvx - Rec
25. seekingforart - Rec
26. Peth - Rec
27. Sue W - Rec
28. redplantlady - Rec
29. 0Juxtapozed0fetus0 - Rec
30. artyIAgirl - Rec
31. adifferentstory - Rec
32. Smokeysmom - Rec
33. Marla412 - Rec
34. Dottlebug - Rec

adriayna - another time
bastcrystal - another time
Artcards - another time
katilady - another time
poshscot - another time
Turquoise - another time
betzzz - another time
2. crftyscrapper - another time

01-21-2009, 04:45 PM
Loved the first round, I am SO in for the second!!!!

01-21-2009, 04:54 PM
Woohoo, party! Count me in, please!

01-21-2009, 04:59 PM
Sign me up!

01-21-2009, 05:03 PM
crftyscrapper, OriginalYouth and katilady - so glad you joining up again :jiggy:

01-21-2009, 06:09 PM
Me please, these were fun.

01-21-2009, 11:25 PM
kysunflower - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining again :jiggy:

01-22-2009, 12:53 AM
I need more arches!

01-22-2009, 01:27 AM
Please add me to this swap. I love the shape of the pages. I did look through the previous swap to see if there is some sort of common theme. Lots of vintage. but some without people.Seems to be whatever you want. Of does there have to be some connection with the gothiness of the page?

01-22-2009, 02:30 AM
ooohhhh yes pleeeeeeaaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee

01-22-2009, 02:45 AM
Yay! *excitedly jumps up and down* Sign me up please! :D

01-22-2009, 06:47 AM
yes please - loved doing the first lot

01-22-2009, 07:40 AM
Go on then.......I just can't resist playing!! :wacko:

Terri F
01-22-2009, 10:29 AM
Yahooeee, I need more arches also. Sign me up please.

01-22-2009, 10:35 AM
goodmorningstarshine, NancyL, jonquil, HHC, Janice, poshscot, and tmfmom - so glad you are joining the swap! :jiggy:

NancyL - gothic is more the shape of the page - theme is wide open - we had beautiful trees, wonderful vintage ladies and gents, very cool dark elfs, beautiful stained glass look angels, too many wonderful pages to list them all :)

01-22-2009, 10:53 AM
i'd like to join in as well

01-22-2009, 02:25 PM
please i want in !!!!

01-22-2009, 02:29 PM
messmaker and Terrorgirl - welcome to the swap! pm me if you need my address when you are ready - so glad you are joining! :jiggy:

01-22-2009, 05:02 PM
Hooray! I want to play! :)

01-22-2009, 08:41 PM
gosh, I wanna sign up but I have so many swap commitments right now, plus other things. well, if I can get some done quick, I'll be back to sign up. the 1st arches swap was awesome!

01-22-2009, 08:56 PM
oh, please add me! i love my returns from the first one!

01-22-2009, 10:04 PM
sign me up :D

01-22-2009, 10:49 PM
I want to play tooo...can i?:notworthy:

01-23-2009, 11:33 AM
I would love to be a part of this if possible?

01-23-2009, 11:38 AM
me please! i'll remember its 4 this time!

01-23-2009, 02:34 PM
I shouldn't because I'm always running behind but this just seems like too much fun to pass on. Please include me :)

01-23-2009, 02:47 PM
JoyFlower, egrobeck, amyfaerie, curbsidetreasure, betzzz, Turquoise, Mandy and Amerasu - welcome to the swap! so glad you are all joining - pm when you are ready for my address :jiggy:

01-24-2009, 03:18 AM
Can i join Please!!!!

01-24-2009, 09:04 AM
Me please! :)

01-24-2009, 09:22 AM
Anne and PaperScraps - so happy you are joining the swap - pm me if you need my address when you are ready :jiggy:

01-24-2009, 09:38 AM
Can I join in the fun PLEASE!!!!!

01-24-2009, 11:10 AM
I made my first arch last night. I know it's a little dark but I figured there are a couple of people in this group who like their gothic arches gothic, lol. I'll make some lighter ones too.

Tons of fun. Wish I had joined the first swap.


01-24-2009, 01:28 PM
Oh Sal! It's great! Note to host: I LOVE dark arches! :D

01-24-2009, 03:01 PM
Gezza - welcome to the swap! so glad you are joining :jiggy:

Wonderful Arch Amerasu! love the feet - too cool. katilady I think you will be fighting some others for this one after everyone see's it <g>

01-24-2009, 04:18 PM
That's way fun, Sal!~

01-24-2009, 09:01 PM
What a great mixture of dark and sweetness/humor. :)

01-27-2009, 01:10 AM
I can't resist!!! :)

01-28-2009, 09:52 PM
can i join please?

01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
I was away and I missed this. Please sign me up!!

01-28-2009, 10:54 PM
Purpleart, TotolyOzSome and shoreart - so glad you are joining :jiggy:
pm me when you are ready for my address

01-29-2009, 05:16 PM
May I join please? :yes:

01-30-2009, 10:18 AM
bastcrystal - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address :)

I'm out of town till Sunday evening for daughters wedding - hubby will get the mail - he's home for the goats****


01-30-2009, 11:12 AM
Congrats on the wedding!!

01-30-2009, 07:48 PM
I can imagine it's hard to find someone to weekend goat-sit for 30 goats, lol.

Have a wonderful weekend, hope all goes smoothly!

01-31-2009, 02:19 AM
I got 6 of these done tonight at a Scrapbook party!

02-01-2009, 12:56 AM
go ahead in sign me up!

02-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Here are some of mine:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/small/1_gothic_green_sun.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/small/1_gothic_creative_child.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/small/1_gothic_ballerina_fairy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/small/1_gothic_-_hearts.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/179/small/1_gothic_-_bw_girly.jpg

pics in my gallery too if you want to see better.

02-02-2009, 11:34 AM
cherbearvx and seekingforart - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining :)
pm me when you are ready for my address

OY those are wonderful - very nice!

02-02-2009, 12:36 PM
*lurking* There have been some unique and interesting arches coming from this swap. Beautiful work guys! April deadline huh?

02-02-2009, 12:55 PM
April - easy peasy :)

02-02-2009, 06:54 PM
ok, just to be sure.... would these be like chunkies?

02-02-2009, 07:37 PM
From what I understand they are like chunkies with minimal chunkiness (flattish bits with little to no fibers).

Somebody please correct me if I am wrong!

02-03-2009, 12:35 PM
crftyscrapper has stated it correctly - thanks! :)

need to post some from the last swap - hope to have enough time this weekend to get alllll the way caught up again :)

02-03-2009, 01:35 PM
Not officially signing up yet but lurking and gonna give it a shot and see what I can come up with...really loving the idea of this chunky swap.

02-03-2009, 05:30 PM
My arches are in my gallery and will be in the mail either today or Thursday, depending on when we get to the post office.

02-03-2009, 06:50 PM
i love the elephants one nancyl!

02-07-2009, 06:34 AM
I am so sorry but I shall have to withdraw from this swap!!! I took a bit too much on this month lol! :s Maybe next time!

02-09-2009, 01:24 AM
Here are mine. I went a bit mad and made 12. Don't know which I will be sending yet

02-09-2009, 01:25 AM
My last 2

02-09-2009, 01:29 AM
Turquoise - thanks for letting me know - I can sure understand that.

Wow Anne - those are Fab! thanks for posting them the thread.

NancyL - saw yours in the gallery - very cooL!

02-09-2009, 10:49 AM
I want to join!!! :)

02-09-2009, 03:13 PM
adriayna - so glad you are joining :jiggy: welcome to the swap!

02-10-2009, 12:04 AM
NancyL - your wonderful arches are here. :)

02-10-2009, 09:07 AM
I like this one can i sign in? :v_spin:

02-10-2009, 10:13 AM
Peth - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining :jiggy:

02-11-2009, 10:02 AM
Those are fab Anne!

Sue W
02-12-2009, 03:32 PM
This swap looks to cool to miss out on ... could I join please? :yes:

02-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Sue W - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining :)
pm me when you are ready for my address

02-12-2009, 06:00 PM
Wow how did I miss this!!!!
Sign me up Please!

02-13-2009, 09:40 AM
Artcards - so glad you are joining - welcome to the swap - pm me if you need my address :)

02-13-2009, 05:54 PM
I would love to play again if you'll have me!!

02-13-2009, 06:18 PM
ohboyohboyohboy! count me in! this will be fun!

02-14-2009, 04:03 PM
redplantlady and 0Juxtapozed0fetus0 - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address :)

02-16-2009, 09:38 AM
Hi GoatGoddess,
Can I join in? This format looks like great fun!

02-16-2009, 10:42 AM
artyIAgirl - welcome to the swap - so glad you are joining - pm me when you are ready for my address :jiggy:

02-16-2009, 12:33 PM
hey GoatGodess! I'm ready for your address! all done with mine!
(hope the attachment worked!)

02-16-2009, 12:43 PM
will send you a pm - thanks for posting your cool arches to the thread :)

02-16-2009, 09:19 PM
i need your address too, please!

02-17-2009, 09:43 AM
I'm all done my 8 arches. They're still drying so I will have to post later. I'll get them out in the mail to you this week :)

What a great swap! I loved this idea!

02-17-2009, 09:44 AM
lol, looks like I made too many! I will be sending 7 and will keep one of my own for the book then. Doh! I do this all the time.

02-17-2009, 11:10 AM
TotolyOzSome - sent you a pm

Amerasu - will be watching for them :)

02-17-2009, 09:00 PM
sent mine out today!

edit- forgot to say, the post office guy said they should be there in about 3 days!

Terri F
02-18-2009, 07:21 AM
arches are on the way. mailed out yesterday the 17th
thanks so much goatgoddess

02-18-2009, 08:16 AM
Can I join this swap please?

02-18-2009, 02:44 PM
I have a question too. Can we put ribbons, fibers and dangly bits on these?

02-18-2009, 02:48 PM
0Juxtapozed0fetus0 and tmfmom - will be watching for them - thanks!

adifferentstory - welcome to the swap - we aren't hanging as much on these so that if you want to set them on a table hooked together you can. most of the ones I got didn't have anything hanging off and just a bit of chunky on the face of the arch.

02-18-2009, 03:24 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I've made a start on them and didn't want to go any further before I found out.

02-18-2009, 04:10 PM
Could you please sign me up for this swap? I'm really excited about it! Thanks

02-20-2009, 03:07 AM
Here are my chunkie Pages.

Encaustic wax background on watercolour stock, collage images, glimmer mist, stazon ink pad, metal leaf and sealed with acrylic Matt gel medium. The backs have encaustic wax, a collage image and my details and sealed with acrylic matt gel medium.

02-20-2009, 08:34 AM
Great Arches on show here, I better get my act together and get started!!!!

02-21-2009, 01:00 AM
Back from my daughters wedding reception - got up at 5:00am and did nothing but wedding cake allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day and the grooms cake - they turned out good thankfully - forgot how much work that was.

smokeysmom - welcome to the swap so glad you are joining the swap!

adifferentstory - Those are FAb! love them. thanks for posting to the thread :)

02-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Hey, ADS, I'm doing Zetti Arch pages too! We may end up with a Zetti book! Yeah!!

Sue W
02-21-2009, 05:19 PM
I've finished my first page, I thought I would do variations on this theme. I'm having a lot of fun with this swap!


02-21-2009, 11:14 PM
congrats on the wedding, debra . . . what a really cool thing for your daughter, to have her mum make the cakes. :cute: that's a wonderful gift!

02-21-2009, 11:20 PM
That IS a wonderful gift! Lots of hard work and patience, but all the tastier for the love involved!! :)

My daughter is always telling me that she wants me to make her wedding cake someday, and I tell her it's too much pressure!

02-22-2009, 12:03 AM
tmfmom - your beautiful arches are here - thanks for the extra bits :)

0Juxtapozed0fetus0 - your beautiful arches are here - thanks for the extra bits :)

02-22-2009, 06:07 PM
I've got a couple of them done. :)

02-22-2009, 06:32 PM
very cool, pscraps!

mine are going out tomorrow . . . i cut them out on friday, and i just whipped them up on saturday! woot! i love when that happens, and there are art supplies everywhere . . .

02-23-2009, 05:12 PM
those are cool in a major way! thanks for posting them :)

02-27-2009, 10:20 AM
Amerasu - your most wonderful arches got here yesterday - thanks so much for the extra arch :)

02-27-2009, 12:40 PM
My arches were almost done...now have gone into hiding. Anyone seen them? Dangit! Good thing the deadline is far out.

02-27-2009, 01:40 PM
I hate when that happens - they always turn up where you least expect to find them <G>

Sue W
02-27-2009, 07:27 PM
My pages will be posted at lunchtime on Monday ... I had a lot of fun with these pages! Thanks for a great swap goatgoddess. :jiggy:

02-28-2009, 12:54 AM
I found them, they were partying it up in a cubby with Curbside's houses. Silly rascals.

Sue W
03-01-2009, 10:28 PM
I left your address at home goatgoddess could you please send, hopefully I can still get my pages in the mail today.

03-02-2009, 01:13 PM
I have just finished my arches and posted them to my Gallery, 4 for swap 1 for our hostess.
Goatgoddess I will need your addy!!!!! PLEASE

03-02-2009, 01:17 PM
Gezza and Sue W - just pm'd you both my address
Gezza very cool arch!

OY glad they showed up <G>

03-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Got it Debra, Thank You!!! They will be in mail tomarrow.

03-02-2009, 11:41 PM
Artylagirl - your very cool gothic arches are here - thanks so much for the extra arch! :)

amyfaerie - your funky cool gothic arches are here - thanks so much for the extra arch! :)

03-02-2009, 11:49 PM
awesome! i'm glad they've arrived!

03-03-2009, 12:21 AM
Please, oh please, oh please!! I wanna play too!

03-03-2009, 12:28 AM
I noticed most are doing a girl/woman/child theme. Did I miss something? IS that the theme we're going with here? The pages I've seen so far are AWESOME!! This is going to be a great swap.

And what about CHUNK?? A little or medium or oodles???

03-03-2009, 01:24 AM
Here are some of mine:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3322818423_05cb290383_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3323649364_98c6dd5726_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3619/3323647456_f08f7d9c37_m.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3322808261_82f35205b2_m.jpg

03-03-2009, 08:58 AM
I love that green heart and the trees with the button moon, OY! They're especially lovely!

03-03-2009, 12:04 PM
my arches went postal today:jiggy:

03-04-2009, 09:03 AM
GREAT pages, OY! I want them all! :laugh:

03-04-2009, 10:01 AM
Marla412 - welcome to the swap :) glad you are joining - the chunk factor is little to medium - mostly on the face of the page - that way if you want to hing them to set on a shelf they will work that way but will also work for a book.

as for theme - it's wide open - I've gotten trees, flowers, girls, zettie - a little bit of everything. :)

03-04-2009, 12:24 PM
So nice arches...i want too!

03-04-2009, 04:45 PM
i'm mailing mine today :)

03-04-2009, 10:59 PM
mine are drying as i type. might make it into tomorrows mail if not then by friday.

03-05-2009, 04:35 PM
I have 4 so far, and out of ideas, going to try for 6 though.

03-05-2009, 04:58 PM
I am so sorry but I need to drop this swap. I will be headed on an intense therpeutic retreat when these are due and I don't have the energy to get them done early. Thanks for understanding!

03-07-2009, 11:08 PM
Dear Ms. Goddess of Goats,

I made too many pages. I don't know what I was thinking. I made 1 for me, 1 for you, and 8 for trading. I would like to ask you to please examine your heart and ask yourself, Is this really a 6 for 6 swap? Or lurking down deep in it's soul, does this swap really want to be more? Two more?

Thank you for your consideration.
Crystal, spokeswoman for the institute for the betterment of mail art

03-08-2009, 12:21 AM
got more arches :)

curbsidetreasure - your wonderful arches are here :)

adifferentstory - your beatiful arches are here - thanks so much for the book pages and arch backgrounds :)

Janice - your way cool arches are here - thanks for the lace :)

Gezza - your wonderful arches are here - thanks so much for the extra arch and bits :)

03-08-2009, 12:42 AM
katilady - I understand life gets in the way sometimes :)

goodmorningstarshine - I guess it's ok - this is a large swap

03-08-2009, 01:06 AM
oh gee, I can't come up with more ideas to get 6, and you've got 8 already! no fair, stop that.

03-08-2009, 02:50 AM
Dear Ms Goddess of Goats,

You are a goddess. I am very pleased with your concern for the plight of mail art. The society will henceforth display a plaque in your honor.

Thank you,
Crystal, spokeswoman for the institute for the betterment of mail art

03-08-2009, 03:02 AM
kysunflower, Unlike atcs, I usually make duplicates of the same page. I rarely do collage in chunky swaps, so they're easy to duplicate. The last gothic arch swap I made angel stained glass windows using black cardstock, transparencies, and alchohol inks. This time I made trees with magazine background, gesso, acryllics and glitter. It takes a lot of stress out of the process. My house chunkies were all different, and I know what you mean; it took me for friggin ever and stressed me out to no ends!

03-08-2009, 07:39 PM
Ooooh, goodmorningstarshine is a cheater! I'm telling! :P

Well, if GG is going to be such a pushover, I think I'm pretty sure I mean I accidentally made 14, so I should send all of mine in too, right?

03-08-2009, 08:34 PM
I wouldn't refer to it as cheating. I believe it is efficient utilization of time to create the maximum output of artistic splendor. You have no idea how long it took my to cut out detailed stained glass windows; if I have to think up 10 different ideas for pages, you might wind up with stick figures. ;)

And as far as your 14 pages OY, I think any of us would be happy to know there are more pieces of your work to spread around. :D

03-09-2009, 05:31 AM
well ladies i think this talk is just unfair on use little people who are museless at the moment ; so please can i have mine back lol xx

03-09-2009, 06:16 AM
OY when you get in a groove you could do chunkies for everyone <g> but let's keep this down to a dull roar on the extras a few here and there is cool but postage rates aren't cheap as we all know <g>

looking forward to trading these out - everyone has sent in such nice work :jiggy:

03-09-2009, 12:54 PM
Debra, I'm totally kidding. Are you in town for the meetup this weekend? I'll be sure to bring them to you.

03-09-2009, 01:36 PM
<g> I thought so - I plan on it - that will work.

03-10-2009, 04:51 PM
They should - you still have time :)

03-12-2009, 01:51 AM
mine will be finished this weekend and in the post on Monday

03-12-2009, 11:36 AM
YES! Finally finished mine. I will mail out on the 31st, I've been warned about postage lately, so I was supose to wait until the 1st. the 31st is close, isn't it?
The little girl page has a poem I took from a vintage child's book and didn't want to fully cover the poem up, so I worked around it.

03-12-2009, 12:13 PM
Those look great Donna. :)

03-13-2009, 05:37 AM
i've done mine.... one is on my blog http://mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.com/2009/03/art-creations-friday_13.html

03-13-2009, 06:27 AM
kysunflower - those are beautiful! thanks for posting to the thread.

Mandy - very cool arch - thanks for posting.

Got more arches - these came in Wed

Totolyozsome - your wonderful arches are here - thanks so much for the extra one! :)

Purpleart - your beautiful arches are here - thanks so much for the two asian envies! :)

and Thurs mail brought Sue W's very cool arches - thanks for the extra bits.

03-13-2009, 07:48 PM
My pages are basically done. Just want to chunk them up a little. Will be in the mail next week for sure.

03-13-2009, 09:19 PM
I'm sorry I am going to have withdraw from this swap because I broke my wrist. :-(

03-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Oh bastcrystal...feel better!

03-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Bastcrystal I'm sorry about your wrist, I hope you feel better soon.

03-15-2009, 09:15 AM
well i finally started mine but no where near finished so back to work !

03-15-2009, 10:51 AM


well ladies and gents will these do for (i hope so) woohoo means i am half way there !

03-15-2009, 10:53 AM
another question ladies

what do people do with the backs of the pages (other than our details) is fancy paper ok

03-15-2009, 11:50 AM
I usually write my info on scrapbook paper on the backs. If I have a stamp that matches the them, I might also stamp that one and color it in...

03-15-2009, 01:02 PM
I usually do the same background papers on front and back... fancy paper is a cool way to decorate them.

03-16-2009, 05:10 AM
ok will have to be creative here then as the bases are inks and will soak through the watercolour paper and damage the front image so collage i think will also strenghten the pages.

03-16-2009, 06:33 AM
bastcrystal - sorry about your wrist - hope you heal quickly

Terrorgirl - cool arches - thanks for posting :) and on the backs - what they said - sometimes I use paint and rubberstamps sometimes paper - depends on what I used on the front.

03-16-2009, 03:26 PM
My pages will be out in tomorrow's mail!

03-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Here are mine

03-16-2009, 03:39 PM
they will in the post today

03-16-2009, 05:12 PM
Jonquil thos arches are brilliant, I love them!!

03-18-2009, 03:18 PM
jonquil - beautiful arches - thanks for posting them to the thread :)

shoreart - will be watching for them.

03-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Please when sending arches use wax paper or a bag per arch
I've gotten two sets stuck together - the damage is minor and I belive I can touch them up ok but it's such a shame to see your beautiful work spoiled even just a little bit.

03-18-2009, 07:14 PM
Mine's already in the bags, fearless leader! Will mail on Fri!

03-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Anne - your wonderful arches got here yesterday - thanks so much for the extra arches :)

paperscraps - your beautiful arches are here - thanks so much for the extra arch :)

03-19-2009, 12:59 PM
Jonquil, those girls are ADORABLE!! Hint hint..

03-20-2009, 02:40 AM
Here are my arches. 4 are for the swap. 1 for goatgoddess (your choice), 1 to keep (Beware Beware! Menacing Humans) and 1 that my daughter abducted (independent).

Wish I'd had time to make more. I wanted to send in 8 for the swap. Trying to finish all my swap projects as I'm having carpal tunnel release surgery April 7th.

03-20-2009, 07:59 AM
I love them!

03-20-2009, 09:28 AM
Marla412 - those are beautiful arches - thanks for posting them to the thread :)

hope you heal quickly after your surgury!

03-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Those are fabulous Marla! Good luck with the surgery!

03-20-2009, 12:30 PM
I mailed my arches today!

03-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Will be watching for them goodmorningstarshine - thanks!

03-20-2009, 04:37 PM
still only got two done but working on it

03-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Here are two of my arch pages (fronts), backs are decorated, too:

03-21-2009, 10:45 AM
Awesome smokeysmom! I love that first page. :)

03-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Here are the last 4 Arch pages (finally done!):

03-22-2009, 11:39 PM
Oops, here are the last 2 arch pages:

03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Hostess Gift (Gothic Arch booklet):

03-23-2009, 12:35 AM
Okay, mine are done and will be in tomorrows mail... inserted into special bags to keep them safe. :)

03-23-2009, 11:37 PM
cherbearvx, I love that guy with the fishing pole! Great arches!

03-23-2009, 11:43 PM
smokeysmom - wonderful arches!

HHC - lovely arches!

cherbearvx - great arches!

thanks for posting them to the thread - love them - always so fun to see everyones work :)

03-24-2009, 01:53 PM
cherbearvx - those are great! I really like the red page with the cute girl. :)

BTW, "Cher Bear" was one of my family's many pet names for me when I was young. :laugh:

03-24-2009, 02:16 PM
I'm sending my 6 pages, with $3 postage and some ATCs and extra ATC blanks for you.

03-24-2009, 11:24 PM
WoW! All the arches are coming along wonderfully!! Can't wait to see the returns on this!! Mine went out in the mail today. Thanks to all for the good surgery wishes.

03-25-2009, 07:11 PM
I would like to do this! (I already started them....so you can email me your addy also!!)

03-26-2009, 04:42 PM
doodlebug would a pm work? let me know I can e-mail when I get home but can't from work.

03-26-2009, 04:55 PM
got more beautiful arches yesterday :jiggy:

HHC - Got your wonderful arches are here - thanks so much for the Text pages! :)

Smokeysmom- your beautiful arches are here - thanks so much for the extra :)

goodmorningstarshine - your way cool arches are here - thanks so much for the extra one :)

03-26-2009, 04:57 PM
Marla and OY - will be watching for them :)

03-27-2009, 05:42 PM
I am starting to get worried. They were sent out on the 13th. Please let me know when they arrive. Thanks.

03-27-2009, 10:22 PM
shoreart - not to worry - your beautiful arches got here today - thanks so much for the extra arch :)

Marla412 - your wonderful arches got her today also - thanks so much for the extra arch :)

Jonquil - your most cool arches are here today too :)

Peth - your wonderful arches are here - thanks so much for the extra arch :)

03-27-2009, 10:28 PM
will get all the itraders done in the morning :)

03-27-2009, 11:07 PM
*sigh of relief*

03-27-2009, 11:59 PM
I decided I couldn't just send 5 when I had the option to send 6, so I made another, and did a photo walk through too! I used a photo I took of a stained glass window in Printemps in Paris for the main image. I'll try to scan and post tomorrow, then ship these out!

03-28-2009, 09:54 PM
you still have lot's of time OY :)

everyone that is marked Rec should have a itrader now - if you don't please let me know :)

03-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Here is one let's see if I can finish them tonight this one took me forever! :)

03-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Wow seekingforart! that is so fab! love it - thanks for posting it.

03-30-2009, 02:55 AM
oh my god , oh my god, i just heard of your swap and am afraid its to late to join and get thm in ontime :( but i so love the arches and really want to do an arch swap or trade, i couldnt get the template to upload though, will you be hosting another one or should i do my own swap, my current one is ending on the 31st of march, let me know, and if anybody has any extras up for grabs, id love to trade with you !!! love michelle

03-30-2009, 01:32 PM
i started working on my yesterday and i'm hoping to have them ready to go out tomorrow. so could you please pm me your address? thanks!

03-30-2009, 05:16 PM
Here is my last arch:


original photo from Printemps store in Paris

03-31-2009, 12:07 PM
Wow, fabulous work!!
Thanks for fab hosting GG and I hope the wedding was great!!
My arches are airborne, here they are; 4 plus a hostess choice, the first 2 of them open up...Hope they are OK:)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_ga_001cropr.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_ga_001cropopenr.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_gothic_arch_5r.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_gothic_arch_5_insider.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_gothic_arch_2crr.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_gothic_arch_3r.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_gothic_arch_4r.jpg

03-31-2009, 12:50 PM
OY wonderful arch!

messmaker just pm'd you.

Redplantlady - those are fab! will be watching for them.

03-31-2009, 01:14 PM
ah thank you very muuuch :elvis:

03-31-2009, 09:18 PM
My arches are in my gallery! Should be able to post them tomorrow evening!

04-01-2009, 06:19 AM
Great arches seekingforart! :)

04-01-2009, 06:20 AM
ty :)

04-01-2009, 12:52 PM
I have attached pics of my arches.

Can't wait to see the returns!!!!:jiggy:

04-01-2009, 06:11 PM
Those are great dodlebug!

04-01-2009, 08:56 PM
I have attached pics of my arches.

Can't wait to see the returns!!!!:jiggy:

I like the 2nd one with the spooky face and eyelets on top!

04-02-2009, 11:17 AM
mine went in yesterdays mail

04-02-2009, 11:34 AM
will be watching for them - fab arches everyone!

04-03-2009, 08:36 AM
mine went postal yesterday. should get to you within the next few days since you're not too far away.

04-03-2009, 10:04 AM
That will work messmaker - I'll be watching for them.

won't be trading till April 11 - :)

04-03-2009, 11:00 PM
I'd appreciate if you would recieve my arches, GG. I guess it would first be helpful for me to MAIL them. I'll send them out tomorrow. :D

04-05-2009, 06:39 AM
ok mine are in the post fast one i could buy !!

04-05-2009, 02:21 PM
Ok lot's of wonderful Arches are here! :jiggy:


OY - your wonderful arches are here! thanks for the fibers :)

Mandy - your beauitful arches are here - thanks for the cool atc :)


doodlebug - your wonderful arches are here - thanks for the cute atc :)

Seekingforart - your beauitful arches are here - Thanks for the beautiful paper and music page :)


Messmaker - your wonderful arches are here! :)

Redplantlady - your very cool arches are here - thanks for the extra arch! :)

04-06-2009, 11:18 PM
cherbearvx - your wonderful arches are here - thanks for the skinny page :)

kysunflower - your beautiful arches are here - thanks for the extra bits :)

04-11-2009, 06:01 PM
Joyflower - your wonderful arches are here :) Thanks so much for the extra arch!

04-13-2009, 12:33 AM
Still waiting on one set - so going to give them one more day - monday is nearly always a good mail day - then we will swap out tues evening - got everything set to swap so will mailing these back out Wed.

Terri F
04-14-2009, 08:06 AM
thanks so much goatgoddess. can't wait to see these cool arches :)

04-14-2009, 07:11 PM
I'm sorry guys - I have some family drama that has come up tonight I promise we will get these swapped out in the next few days and we will still be under the 2 weeks but my kids need some of my time tonight - nothing major but I need to be there for my son.

04-14-2009, 08:24 PM
Thanks for the update, gg. Hope all turns out well with the family. :wubclub: Once a mom, ALWAYS a mom. :)

04-14-2009, 11:41 PM
Debra, dont' fret one bit! Take your time, the arches will be there when the dust settles.

04-14-2009, 11:58 PM
Thanks everyone - was on the phone most of the evening after being on the phone most of the afternoon.

my Son's ex wife is his sisters good friend and the his sisters (twins) and his ex are married to 3 brothers - it's all very intermigled but they are all one big family - my son has a daughter with his ex who is now 12 going on 13 - she has always wanted to move in with her Dad and has really been pushing it - her mom (my son's ex) blew up and is reacting way over the top and everyone is reacting to to her actions - anyways drama a plenty - hoping after everyone calms down there is a good solution to this issue - I'm hoping everyone will do what is best for the kid and it may be the best for her to move in with her Dad at least for the summer and she would still see her mom all the time as the families do everything together (my son's daughter and her step dad do not get along at all and never have - her sister is his child and he makes that clear) so it's pretty mixed up

any who - thanks and hopefully the over the top drama will stop soon.

04-15-2009, 01:40 PM
don't fret - debs you are always miss efficiency so we know this must be serious - get it done when things have calmed down

04-15-2009, 06:25 PM
I hope things are improving, please dont worry about arches, family always come first.

04-18-2009, 08:43 PM
family stuff still going on and in some ways is more worrisome but at least eveyone is talking

got arches on the table to swap - going to swap them now :)

04-18-2009, 10:11 PM
ok - swapped out - still have to put a note in and seal them up but that will have to wait till later - ran out of time - but will do that first thing in the morning. :)

Terri F
04-19-2009, 10:19 AM
hugs to you gg with everything going on
thanks for all you do

04-19-2009, 04:21 PM
Hope all is well! Can't wait to see the returns. I'll be in your neck of the woods soon. My daughter and I are flying to Texas this Wed (22nd) and will be there through the 27th. Fly back home to CA early on the 28th. Maybe we can get together while I'm there? I won't have a car though, so we'll see how things go.

Sue W
04-19-2009, 06:36 PM
I'm also looking forward to seeing the returns ... I've loved seeing everyone’s interruptions. :jiggy:

04-19-2009, 10:10 PM
Hope all is well! Can't wait to see the returns. I'll be in your neck of the woods soon. My daughter and I are flying to Texas this Wed (22nd) and will be there through the 27th. Fly back home to CA early on the 28th. Maybe we can get together while I'm there? I won't have a car though, so we'll see how things go.

Are you in DFW? I wanna see you too!

04-19-2009, 11:46 PM
Yeah you need to let us know Marla! Teri, Electrablue, Blueskysunburn - there is a bunch of us here <G>
Are you flying into Dallas?

everything is sealed up - off with my twin daughters for their birthday today but got the envies done first <G> so off to the post office tomorrown :jiggy:

04-20-2009, 12:06 AM
Have a marvelous time with your daughters on their birthday, GG!

04-20-2009, 12:18 AM
I'll be in Austin. Sorry GG I got mixed up and confused you with someone else that lives in Elgin, a little town outside Austin. You're in Joshua, right?

I'd love to be able to meet up with all you DFW-ites, but don't know how I could arrange it. Maybe we can put our heads together and figure something out??

04-20-2009, 11:30 AM
yeah Joshua, you will be south and I guess a bit east of us - more than a few members down that way too - have fun! - if you are ever here for a weekend let us know - it's a bit of drive but not bad for a weekend.

Terri F
04-22-2009, 02:33 PM
I got my arches todat from
~Sue W.
Thank you
and thanks to GG for hosting :)

04-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Received my wonderful arches today!! Thanks to: Marla412, Totoly Oz Some, OY, and Purpleart. Special thanks to Goatgoddess for hosting!! Itrader and rep points have been left. Great swap!!

04-22-2009, 10:24 PM
thanks to gg for hosting :)
i got pages from goodmorningstarshine, artyiagirl, hhc, gezza, 0juxtapozed0fetus0 and adifferentstory! thank you for your lovely pages!

04-22-2009, 10:35 PM
What a sweet swap! :) Thanks again Debra!

Thanks to goodmorningstarshine, artiagirl, hhc, shoreart, cherbearvx, and messmaker for the wonderful art I received!

04-22-2009, 11:06 PM
quite a few found their homes :)
I mailed off the international ones today - had to fill out a bunch of coustom forms.

04-23-2009, 12:15 AM
I LOOoooooove mine! I'll post reps tomorrow! I got several from new (to me) artists, which is always fun!

04-23-2009, 11:12 AM
I'm stalking the postman... :radar:

04-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Great Arch pages received in the mail today! My thanks to Sue W (love the cat person), redplantlady (lovely renaissance ladies with the eye cut-outs), kysunflower (love the oriental themed arch), jonquil (for the Gothic Fairy 1, very cool), and Nancy L (I love the stacked elephants & great colors) - all of you made wonderful Arch pages. I love them:)

04-23-2009, 06:27 PM
My wonderful returns arrived today. Wowzzers! These are really fantastic.

My glorious envie featured:
Fish Melody from SeekingForArt
CurbsideTreasure from Annie
grim and frostbitten by Marla
Mitzi Jo's Fun Center by AmyFaerie
Untitled by Terrorgirl (it has a gold embossed butterflys and text and a translucentflower)
Daisy by JoyFlower

What fun to see how everyone created such diverse themes. i love everyone's techniques. There must be about 30 things that I can learn just from studying everyone's work -- wonderful!

Thanks for a wonderful swap to all you artist and our hostess!!

04-24-2009, 10:51 PM
I received my pages today....from smokeysmom, Anne, Totoly Oz some, Janice, Goodmorningstarshine and Kysunflower. thanks, Goatgoddess, for an interesting themed swap.
After I picked up the mail, I went to the zoo and met Lemurkat and her boyfriend. We toured the zoo and they came to my house for lunch! I am excited to have actually met another AFA-er in person. and my ATC collection grew by three Lemurkat cards.

04-24-2009, 11:40 PM
My arches have arrived! Thank you to curbsidetreasure, joyflower, shoreart, and peth for wonderful arches! And thank you goatgoddess for a fun, fun swap! :D

04-25-2009, 06:10 PM
Wonderful Art arrived! Thanks to messmaker, Purpleart, Anne and artyIAgirl, and thanks to our wonderful hostess for another amazing swap! :)

04-27-2009, 10:21 AM
Thanks everyone for posting your returns to the thread :)

NancyL that must have been fun to meet Lemurkat - very cool!

04-27-2009, 07:14 PM
got mine today and left trader points for all!

04-28-2009, 05:21 AM
I received my wonderful gothic arches today. Thanks GG for hosting.

A big thank you to the following artists for sharing their art with me:

Redplantlady - B&W butterflies
Amerasu - Knife flavoured bubblegum
kysunflower - 5 years old

04-28-2009, 09:12 AM
i received mine, but they're at home :( so i'll have to leave rep points later.

04-28-2009, 03:38 PM
Received mine today they are wonderful.........
Thanks too
Sue Wureker
and many thanks to our host.

Sue W
04-28-2009, 04:24 PM
I received my terrific pages in the mail yesterday afternoon, thank you amyfaerie,redplantlady, peth, jonquil, 0Juxtapozed0fetus0 and smokeymom. An even bigger thank you to goatgoddess for organising sich a wonderful swap!

04-29-2009, 06:27 AM
my super arches arrived today - ijust love them - thanks toAnne, nancy, goodmorningstarshine and totly and of course to GG for a great swap

04-29-2009, 04:16 PM
My beeeautiful arches arrived today and I thank original youth, messmaker, doodlebug, seekingforart for their lovely art pieces and to the wonderful host!!!

04-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Purpleart, I loved getting one of yours, it's so fun to find new trading friends!