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02-27-2009, 11:42 PM
Chunky book swap: Found Poetry in mixed media collage
Due date IN MY HANDS: May 23, 2009
Signup by: Until full
withdraw date: May 15
Number of participants: 35 max
Number of pages: 4 for 4 or 8 for 8
Size of Pages: 4x4"

a journal page spread i made in rachel's accordion moleskine

This swap is for Found Poetry with mixed media collage! I was inspired when I was working on Rachel’s accordion moleskine journal which was themed found poetry.

Think of combining layers of collage and paint and whatever else suits your fancy, with carefully arranged words cut from old books, magazines, catalogs.

Definition from wikipedia: Found poetry is created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions.

Chunky Book Swap Guidelines:
1) Each player who joins can send 4/4 or 8/8 pages, 4x4" in size. Whatever you send, that is what you will get back in this swap. Please send your best work!

2) All players must pay for their own postage, including international participants. You can weigh your package and include the same amount of postage. The last swap cost about $3 in postage for 8 pages. International shipping runs about $5. Please send it as loose stamps or well concealed cash. I can also take paypal but please include an extra .50 cents (send to seasecrets @ gmail.com )

3) Bubble mailers—I will reuse the bubble mailer you send your chunkies in. Please be sure to include your address label.

4) All pages should be IN MY HANDS by May 23, 2009. PM me for my address when you are ready to send.

5) Backs should be decorated nicely, maybe some scrapbook paper layers or a stamp, with your artist info. Make them look good since they are seen in the book. Please use sturdy cardstock or watercolor paper. Cardboard from cereal boxes also work too.

6. feel free to add danglies: colorful fibers, beads, charms, found objects to top it off!

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!

the poet-artists:
1. curbsidetreasure
2. originalyouth
3. withdrawn
4. tmfmom
5. coffeelatte
6. katilady
7. joyflower
8. withdrawn
9. egrobeck
10. okwiccan
11. suew
12. amyfaerie
13. janice
14. vickie
15. shoreart
16. marla412
17. withdrawn
18. xraypinky
19. doodlebug
20. al fresco gal
21. withdrawn
22. redplantlady
23. withdrawn
24. kristib
25. avaelizabeth

02-27-2009, 11:52 PM
1) you are a punk for adding another swap
2) I must join
3) I am going to try to use other found things (other than just the poetry) on my pages.
4) let's get this party started!
5) I'll stop talking now.

02-27-2009, 11:58 PM
1. oy is a punk for being the first to sign up!
2. oy is signed up :)
3. found objects = super awesome
4. c'mon in ladies and gents!
5. i'll stop talking too

02-28-2009, 04:45 AM
1. Can I join please
2. Have to go and finish my houses!!!!!

Terri F
02-28-2009, 08:40 AM
Would love to join this swap if you will have me.

02-28-2009, 12:46 PM
I'd like to join this one!

02-28-2009, 01:31 PM


02-28-2009, 01:56 PM
I can't resist this - please sign me up! :)

02-28-2009, 02:16 PM
yay!! welcome jonquil, tmfmom, coffeelatte, katilady and joyflower :)

02-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Well, I'm definitely in!!!!!

02-28-2009, 03:04 PM
LOL rachel is in the house!!

02-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Really? Where? I didn't notice.... :P

02-28-2009, 03:43 PM
i didnt see rachel at first either.... :P

02-28-2009, 04:01 PM
lurking....maybe if I can get my other swaps done quick...oh, wth, sign me up, what's one more? loL!

Terri F
02-28-2009, 04:28 PM
I was wondering if you could post an example or two...or three :)
of found poetry. Could it be short like a quote??

02-28-2009, 05:13 PM
it should probably be a couple of lines i think.
i scanned up the pages i did for rachel's moleskine here and you can find the found poem i made. it's bigger than 4x4" but try and be really creative in using words and phrases.


the most important thing is to clip words out - and arrange them in an interesting, fun and creative way.

02-28-2009, 05:14 PM
yay egrobeck! thanks for signing up :)

03-01-2009, 02:51 AM
can i come play here? please

03-01-2009, 03:01 AM
welcome okwiccan!

Sue W
03-01-2009, 06:00 PM
This looks like fun ... sign me up please. :cool:

03-02-2009, 12:10 AM
welcome sue :)

03-02-2009, 01:26 AM
annie, i'm trying SO hard to dig myself outta swaps . . . but i NEED to be in this one.

03-02-2009, 01:33 AM
i know what you mean amy! theres too many awesome swaps out there. i'm glad you want to join!

03-02-2009, 01:33 PM
please stop coming up with good new ideas - I am supposed tio be cutting down on swaps:wacko::nah:- but please can I join!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-02-2009, 01:35 PM
I would love to join in on the fun. :wideeyed:

03-02-2009, 05:08 PM
I've been working on these all morning. They are
1) hard
2) fun!

I think I need a book that is on a lighter subject, as a few of mine are kind of depressing.... I'll post when the glue dries!

03-02-2009, 05:26 PM
I've got my eye on this swap because it sounds like a heckuva lotta fun.

03-02-2009, 05:52 PM
hard & fun sounds right. i like to limit myself sometimes by using only one or two sheets of text. otherwise i get overwhelmed with too many words.

welcome janice & vickie :)
zhenechka - i hope you can join in!

03-02-2009, 05:55 PM
I'm using about 6 pages now. I started with 4, and cut out phrases and words that had a cool ring, then put them all on the table. When I found some that sounded good together, I kept mixing and rearranging til I felt like I had a cohesive thought or verse, then pasted them down. The backgrounds are layered pieces I did awhile ago, with lots of textured papers in various colors, and hole punches and tulle mixed in. I think they are a sophisticated enough backdrop to support, but not overwhelm, my poems.
4 pages done so far!

03-02-2009, 06:10 PM
sounds like fun sarah :)

have you guys ever looked at the humument? a lot of people see that book as a great example of an altered book as well as found poetry. it's basically an altered book with pages and pages of found poetry he composed.

03-02-2009, 06:25 PM
What a great idea! Can I do Japanese Haiku? Oh, please sign me up.!!

03-02-2009, 06:33 PM
I love that site, Annie

03-02-2009, 06:37 PM
thats a great idea shoreart! you are signed up.

yeah it's a great site. i've borrowed a copy of the humument at the library, it sounds like the artist keeps revising because there are new editions.

03-02-2009, 08:40 PM
That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing Curby!

03-03-2009, 12:30 AM
Can I play, please???? Pretty please????

03-03-2009, 01:38 AM
of course marla :)

03-03-2009, 02:00 AM

I sneezed on my poems, for the 2nd time in an hour, and sent them all flying across the desk. Dang it! It's hard to put them all back together.

Dont' do these if you are sneezy.

03-03-2009, 02:37 AM
oh my gosh sarah! i can just imagine you at the table sneezing away at the words and they get scattered all over the room and next you're on your hands and knees trying to pick them all up.

definitely a good idea not to be sneezy when cutting out words.

03-03-2009, 02:41 AM
Seriously, try to find the word 'follow'. Just ONE word, it escaped and never returned.

follow is a jerk.

03-03-2009, 08:54 AM
How many players are you taking for this swap ?....I"m very tempted...have done found poetry ..but never made a chunky.....

03-03-2009, 09:11 AM
OMG, this sounds so interesting. I wish I didn't suck so bad at collage. I'll just watch this thread and drool all over the eye candy.

03-03-2009, 11:17 AM
Ok, Iīll give it a try... I know where I can find books in English. You donīt want me to write in Swedish, do you?

03-03-2009, 11:36 AM
Mary you can do it! For the collage part just rip up random pretty paper and glue it to your base. Smear a little paint on top, add your words and call it good!

I heard fellow is more of a jerk than follow!:eek:

03-03-2009, 12:41 PM
Here are 4 of my pages, in progress:


to view larger, click here: http://flickr.com/photos/originalyouth/3326233858/sizes/l/

03-03-2009, 01:35 PM
malin - if you do a poem in swedish it'd be helpful to have a translation on the back side :) welcome to the swap!
rkolig - i hope you will join us!

03-03-2009, 01:36 PM
sarah i love the 4th page! 'it led to lovely correspondence' reminds me of letters of course but also correspondence in relation to similar shapes

03-03-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks Annie!

03-03-2009, 03:06 PM
I LOVE the upper right one Sarah. Simply gorgeous!

03-03-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks Kati! Likesaid, a few are sort of gloomy, hopefully my poems arent' depressing! I'm going to add stamps, tulle, and hanging fibers to them next.

03-04-2009, 06:36 AM
Holy guacamole, OY! Stunning!

03-04-2009, 11:02 AM
Thanks Rachel! I LOVE guacamole!

03-04-2009, 11:09 AM
(lurking) OY, I LOVE your poems!

03-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Iīve done my first two pages, and it was so much harder than I had expected. I think I have to settle for four pages, instead of eight, as I first had planned. Collage arenīt my thing, I guess... Also - are there too many words? Is the background showing enough?


03-07-2009, 11:27 AM
What are you talking about? Those are perfect!

03-07-2009, 12:51 PM
I agree, those are great!

03-07-2009, 01:19 PM
What a great group...I hadn't been on the swap thread in a few days, and I am so excited to see who has signed up!

03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
malin - they look fantastic!
just be careful of hitting the left side of the page. some people bind them into books and you dont want your words being cut off.

03-08-2009, 11:29 AM
A good reminder, curbsidetreasure, I hadnīt thought of that... Thank you for all of your encouraging words about my pages! But - Iīm really struggeling with these pages, and itīs not any fun at all. So Iīm dropping out of this swap - chunkies are all about fun, right? My pages are available for trade. If anyoneīs interested, Iīve added some ball fringe on the bottom of the pages. PM me if you want them!

03-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Those are great pages, malin!

I will agree, these pages are difficult to make. I'm still working on my first test page. If I ever finish it, I may just sign up. :)

03-09-2009, 09:07 PM
I hope you do Z!

03-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Hey if you are still taking sign ups, I would love to join. I am permitting myself to join swaps again since I just finished a couple of them. Found poetry rocks (fingers in rock on position)

03-09-2009, 10:58 PM
welcome xraypinky! i'm glad you can join!

03-09-2009, 11:27 PM

03-12-2009, 03:38 PM
OH WOW...this swap looks awesome. I've just joined a couple others, so going to get those done first....but I may be baaaaack!

OY - Your pages are really something special!

03-12-2009, 04:09 PM

OY - Your pages are really something special!

Lovely compliment, thanks!

03-12-2009, 06:17 PM
i hope you can join us fantasia :)

03-14-2009, 08:39 AM
Thank you for letting me play. These are fun to make. ;)

03-18-2009, 02:01 PM
I'm intrigued! Please count me in!!

03-18-2009, 03:31 PM
welcome doodlebug :)

al fresco gal
03-21-2009, 12:38 AM
This sounds like a wonderful swap! I know I just cancelled out of the House Shaped swap but I am caught up now and I love chunky books. Please sign me up. Cheers, Margaret

03-21-2009, 07:41 PM
welcome cherbearvx and al fresco gal

03-22-2009, 07:38 PM
I would love to join this one please? :)

03-22-2009, 10:21 PM
well, these were really a challenge!! (for the poetry part) - I did 2 yesterday and 2 today, spending most of my time trying to get 4 decent found poems! it was harder than I thought it would be, but they're finally done so they'll go in the mail tomorrow, Monday. here's a peek


03-22-2009, 10:38 PM
I really love the first 2, Eileen!

P.S. I TOLD you guys they were way harder than they looked!

03-22-2009, 10:45 PM
sarah is the 'i told you so' lady :P

they are beautiful pages eileen, really love your backgrounds too. your found poems are really fun to read.

redplantlady - welcome to the swap!

03-23-2009, 06:25 AM
These are beautiful!

03-23-2009, 08:21 AM
WOW! I covet all of them! And kudos to you from a language arts teacher for adding commas to the last one! LMAO!!!

03-23-2009, 09:07 AM
I LOVE #2 egrobeck!

03-23-2009, 12:39 PM
thanks so much you guys! and Rachel, that's the poet in me - those commas do count!

03-23-2009, 01:36 PM
I didn't add commas, I know some of my punctuation is w r o n g. Oh well!

My 6 pages are postal today, I'll upload pics later.

03-23-2009, 05:31 PM
Okay, I'd like to join even though my trial pages are taking forever. :)

03-24-2009, 12:15 AM
yay, zhen! :)

mine are being sent out tomorrow morning, btw!

03-24-2009, 01:42 AM
yay! thanks for letting me know OY and amy
welcome zhenechka :)

03-24-2009, 01:37 PM
Oh, they are all wonderful!!!

03-25-2009, 02:19 AM
Here are my pages. I just need to put my info on the backs. I'll try to get them out in the mail in the next couple of days.

03-25-2009, 02:23 AM
Here are some more. I'm sending 8 for the swap + one for our wonderful hostess, and that leaves one for me.

03-25-2009, 02:24 AM
Here are the backs:

03-25-2009, 07:30 AM
Wow! I LOVE all the different layers on your base.:D

03-25-2009, 09:21 AM
Marla yours are grand!!

03-25-2009, 08:49 PM
WONDERFUL pages Ms. Marla :)

03-25-2009, 09:35 PM
awesome layers Marla!

03-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Thank you all! I had a blast with these and really like how they turned out. They look better in person - sometimes scans don't convey things just right.

They are going out in the mail tomorrow - need curbsidetreasure's addy.

03-25-2009, 10:00 PM
absolutely wonderful pages marla!

amy - your pages are here! great work - i love the transparencies you used as another layer. thank you so much for the extra page!

03-26-2009, 02:58 PM
never done chunkies, but I love the subject. Would love to see an ATC one!

Though, I'm on self-prescribed swap probation until June...:skeptical:

03-26-2009, 08:50 PM
a found poetry atc swap would be fun :)
i am too busy to host another swap, maybe someone else will step up to the plate?

OY your wonderful pages are here, i will leave you an itrader tomorrow.

03-26-2009, 08:56 PM
OY your wonderful pages are here, i will leave you an itrader tomorrow.

Thanks. Let me know If I forgot anything, I'll work it out.

03-30-2009, 03:42 PM
egrobeck your pages are here :)
beautiful work!

03-30-2009, 11:01 PM
I put all of mine in my Flickr if you want to see!

03-31-2009, 08:54 AM
Please sign me up!!!!

Terri F
03-31-2009, 09:39 AM
I wanted to let you know that I mailed the chunkies Mon. the 23rd
March. Let me know when they get to you safe and sound.
thanks :)

04-02-2009, 12:43 PM
tmfmom your pages are here :) great work!

Sue W
04-04-2009, 05:15 PM
I've finished my first page ... I'm really enjoying the concept of this swap!


04-07-2009, 10:05 AM
Love the color scheme on that page, Sue!

04-07-2009, 09:48 PM
marla412 - your pages are here :) thank you for the extra and your pages look wonderful!

04-08-2009, 04:29 AM
wow! They got there fast. I did't get them mailed when I first mentioned it. Oh well, plenty of time - can't wait for returns!

04-08-2009, 08:03 PM
okwiccan your pages are here :)
great work!

Sue W
04-10-2009, 10:55 PM
I've finished my pages and I'm just putting the finishing touches on my hostess page ... whew, I'll be dreaming of words again this evening!



Sue W
04-11-2009, 05:44 PM
Last two pages ... 24551

04-11-2009, 07:28 PM
I love the crackle effect Sue!

04-11-2009, 08:12 PM
great pages sue :)

04-12-2009, 11:19 PM
Great great great, sign me up!

04-13-2009, 12:52 AM
yay! thanks for signing up avaelizabeth!

04-14-2009, 01:07 PM
These are HARD!! I finished my first one, and am happy with it. Where is everyone getting their words from? Are you enlarging them from a book, or did you just find books with big print? Most of the print in my old books is rather small and would get lost on the chunky card. Ideas please??

04-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Mine are from a regular book, and they are small and kinda hard to work with. You could probably enlarge pages and print them though, then cut out.

04-24-2009, 09:06 AM
I've been using magazine words for mine, I've been able to find different colors, fonts and sizes.

04-24-2009, 04:17 PM
suew your pages are here, thank you for the extra :)

04-25-2009, 02:15 PM
I'm done! Will be mailing next week! You can go to my gallery to read what they say better:





Sue W
04-26-2009, 06:48 PM
very cool pages katilady!

04-27-2009, 01:02 PM
Why thanks!

04-27-2009, 05:38 PM
Super stuff! I love the way you blend the text into the pages.

04-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Super stuff! I love the way you blend the text into the pages.

Thanks Zhenia, gesso is my friend!

04-29-2009, 12:01 AM
Wow, Kati, those are deep and dark. Such a melancholy artsy soul you have.

04-29-2009, 03:52 PM
Is that sarcasm OY? :P LOL!

I have a bag of cut out headlines that I use--never know what's gonna end up in there!

05-01-2009, 04:07 PM
Mine will be in the mail to you on Monday.

05-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Hey Kati! No Fair!! I wanna bag of cut up stuff too! :D

05-01-2009, 06:53 PM
Hey Kati! No Fair!! I wanna bag of cut up stuff too! :D

Next time I make a stash I will send you some!

05-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Hi - mine are done and will be in the post tomorrow

05-07-2009, 12:57 PM
we just have a 2 weeks until the deadline! i've been working on mine - the backgrounds are done, i need to start finding words :)

05-08-2009, 03:03 AM
i am struggling with my words - I just can't find the right ones - if it doesn't come together over the weekend that's it for me - keep you posted

05-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Doing my best to try and wrap these up before I leave for California for my journal workshop. I'll keep you posted, but they will definitely be in your hands by the due date. And I'll try to get some pics posted this weekend of what I've already done.

Don't you love this theme? It's super challenging, but in such a good way!

Sue W
05-08-2009, 06:51 PM
I also found putting the words togther very challenging ... hang in there, a break through will happen! :wub:

05-09-2009, 09:12 AM
I am putting the finishing touches on mine..(read layer of colored pencil), and they will be in the mail on Monday!

05-09-2009, 09:52 AM
This is only one of the four!

05-09-2009, 11:08 AM
Ooooh! I love that poem!

05-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Fabulous page doodlebug!

05-10-2009, 02:19 PM
ok thanks for letting me know cherbearvx

05-11-2009, 02:27 AM
I tried but I couldn't even get a haiku working:eek: will have to withdraw:sad:

05-11-2009, 03:41 PM
Mailed off my pages today!

05-11-2009, 04:48 PM
sorry your muse wasn't working jonquil.

that's great kati, i'll be on the look out for them :)

al fresco gal
05-11-2009, 07:31 PM
I have just finished gluing my pages together and will put the fibers on tonight. With any luck my pages should be heading to the mail tomorrow. This was a great challenge. Don't know that my poetry is terribly wonderful but I really like the way they turned out. Hope you like what I've done. Margaret

al fresco gal
05-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Pages went to the mail early yesterday! Margaret

05-14-2009, 07:10 AM
Mine are in the mail today!!

05-14-2009, 07:59 PM
I hate to do this but I need to withdraw.

I was planning on finishing my pages this week but everything that could go wrong at work, has gone wrong at work, and I'm putting in 12-hour days. At least it's time and a half. :)

There's no way my pages will be able to reach San Fran by the deadline.

I'm really, really sorry.

I will be finishing my pages, though, so if anyone would like to do a 1:1 trade, please send me a PM.

05-14-2009, 08:06 PM
sorry to see you go zhenechka
i might be able to trade you 1:1 after i finish out the swap.

05-15-2009, 01:59 PM
Hi. I haven't checked in for a while, but I wanted to let you know I will be finishing these this weekend and mailing to you Monday!

05-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Here are mine, 4 plus a hostess one of your choice. Hope they are OK..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/3_1r.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/3_2r.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_5r.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/3_3r.jpg

05-16-2009, 02:40 PM
al fresco gal and vickie your pages are here :)

nice pages redplantlady!

05-16-2009, 02:53 PM

here are my four pages. i used watercolors to make the backgrounds, text from an old book, and lace papers and doilies

05-16-2009, 03:01 PM
Annie can I get that link again you gave me for lace papers? I lost it and I just love what you do with them. And there are no places selling them here, alas.

05-16-2009, 11:35 PM
your found poetry is so vivid, cst! I love the mermaid one.

05-17-2009, 01:05 PM
Beautiful! I really love the green and red pages...wonderful imagery!

05-17-2009, 02:56 PM
thank you :)

05-18-2009, 06:50 PM
Annie, these are awesome! Now I see what you mean by seeing the transformation from start to finish.

05-18-2009, 09:46 PM
Here's my chunkies, they didn't scan the greatest - more sparkly IRL. I wrote out all of the poetry lines in my gallery. Check it out if you're bored.:sleep:

05-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Excellent work there, Mrs. Smith! :) I love the Naked page. :D

05-19-2009, 10:48 AM
Mine were sent out May 9th. I hope they get there soon!!

05-19-2009, 03:12 PM
redplantlady your pages are here :)
thanks for the extra

05-20-2009, 10:03 PM
Mailng mine tomorrow.....

05-20-2009, 10:17 PM
OMG Kristi! I so hope I get one of yours, they are to die for!

05-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Really terrific pages, Kristi!

05-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Me too, meeeee too! I want a KristiB page too! I adore the first 3!

05-21-2009, 03:12 AM
Me 4!! That takes care of KristiB's pages. Isnt' it soooooooooo nice of us to help Annie out when it comes time to swap????;)

05-21-2009, 08:42 AM
I can't believe mine are still not there! I sent them to work with my husband. For all I know, they are still in the bottom of his bag.:(

Sorry for the inconvenience. If they ever show up, please feel free to keep them for yourself.

05-21-2009, 10:02 AM
OOOPs!! I went looking for something in my studio, and found the chunkies in a puffed envelope, ready to send. MY BAD. Blaming it on the husband. Again..so sorry!!! I guess I won't make the deadline, so I'll save them for AFA2009.

05-21-2009, 05:46 PM
Thanks!!!! :) I got them in the mail today - hope they make it! I had them do a 2 day delivery. At the latest they should arrive on Sat.
Kristi B

05-21-2009, 10:53 PM
that sounds fine kristi :)

shoreart - if you get them in the mail by tomorrow that will work just fine for me.

05-21-2009, 11:42 PM
xraypinky your pages are here :)

05-22-2009, 10:24 AM
excelllent! I'm glad they made it on time too.

05-23-2009, 09:07 PM
kristib your pages are here, beautiful work :)
thank you for the extra goodies!

05-24-2009, 12:11 AM
Can I blame my husband too?? Mine rode around in my car with me until I realized it was too late. I'm so sorry!

05-24-2009, 07:38 PM
nearly everyone's pages are here. i am expecting 3 people's pages by this week. after that i will swap out. :)

05-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Mine will be there this week. How much postage is everyone else putting on their packages?

05-25-2009, 11:58 AM
I only did 4 so I put in $2. If I had done 8 I would have put in $3.

05-28-2009, 02:19 PM
Oh crap I hope mine don't come back with postage due.

05-28-2009, 04:21 PM
I hand delivered them to the post office...priority mail. They are in the system!!

05-31-2009, 02:22 PM
shoreart and avaelizabeth your pages are here :)

05-31-2009, 08:46 PM
since everyone's pages are here i can swap them out and send them out by this week.
i'll let you all know when i have mailed them out, probably by tuesday.

05-31-2009, 08:51 PM
thanks annie! i can't wait to see the returns!

Sue W
05-31-2009, 09:58 PM
Sounds great ... I'm really looking forward to my returns on this one! ;)

05-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Thanks Annie! These were so fun to make - and now they will be fun to collect! :D

05-31-2009, 10:36 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooohohhhhoooooooooooooooooo ooooooooo!

Terri F
06-02-2009, 03:22 PM
oh boy oh boy oh boy (rubbing hands together)

can't wait.......:jiggy:

06-02-2009, 07:30 PM
i mailed out the returns today :)

06-02-2009, 08:30 PM

06-02-2009, 11:18 PM

06-03-2009, 02:11 AM
Yipee!!! Goodies for the end of the week!!

06-04-2009, 01:09 AM
Woohoooooo!!!!! Am I the first?? I never get to be first, but so HAPPY I am for this! My FANTASTIC pages arrived today!! Thank you Annie or hosting and thanks for the stunning pages received from curbsidetreasure, amyfaerie, tmfmom, KristiB, al fresco gal, xraypinky, Shoreart, and Sue W. I've got them bound, but need to add ribbon to the binding (I'll control myself and do that AFTER I leave iTrader and rep)!!

06-04-2009, 01:11 AM
OOPS! Sorry to make the ENTIRE message so BIG!! Umm...maybe I was a wee bit excited??

06-04-2009, 02:25 AM
good to know you got your pages & love them!

Terri F
06-04-2009, 02:00 PM
Wow, I received my awesome pages also. I AM MORE THAN PLEASED!!:jiggy:

alfresco gal~~~marla412~~~originalyouth~~~shoreart~~~ your pages are GRRRREAT!!!
love them all I could go for a Found Poetry 2

thank you curbsidetreasure~annie ~ for hosting this REALLY cool and fun swap. It got the artistic juices flowing in more ways than one.

06-04-2009, 02:23 PM
Got mine today!! I am totally impressed with the returns on this swap!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you to: al fresco gal, egrobeck,kati barrett, an, of course, curbside treasure!!

06-04-2009, 03:25 PM
wow, oh wow, got my cards today. love them all. thanks curbsidetreasure for hosting,
i received great cards from janice, joyflower, vickie & redplantlady. thanks all. loved this swap. blessings

06-04-2009, 08:26 PM
I received my wonderful return today. Thanks curbside for your great swap!

06-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Got my pages today love them all and thanks to - Katib, Amyfaerie,original youth, and Marla 412!!!

06-05-2009, 11:09 AM
I got my pages yesterday! Thanks goes out to:
OY - Blind
Janice - world losers
Marla412 - see just to look
okwiccan - river woman

06-05-2009, 02:15 PM
please don't forget to leave an itrader for me, your host and rep points to the participants who you received pages from.

yay a bunch of you are getting your returns :)

06-05-2009, 03:08 PM
i got my pages and the art work was quite wonderful. i would like to point out 2 technical difficulties: i got 1 page where there was embellishments on the left, making it really difficult to hole punch. also, i got another page that was too thick to punch at all! please be mindful when choosing your substrates that some people want to bind them and not make them too thick. thanks!

06-05-2009, 03:08 PM
i keep seeing katib mentioned--that's me, katilady.

al fresco gal
06-08-2009, 01:00 AM
I see a few people have their pages already! The returns sound terrific! I can hardly wait! Margaret

06-10-2009, 08:57 PM
I got my pages! thanks to OY, curbside treasures (love that compass!! awesome!) al fresco gal and shoreart - I love them all, ladies - awesome work!!! thanks to Annie, for being (as usual) a fab host!!

06-11-2009, 07:24 PM
I've left rep and I trader - this was a fun swap, Annie!

Double thanks to al fresco gal, Marla412, Sue W, and OY for the great pages!!

06-12-2009, 09:25 AM
my pages are here - they are beautiful thank you so much Annie - and thanks to okwiccan,redplant lady, xray pinkyand Vickie - I just love them all to bits - they are just WOW

Sue W
06-15-2009, 03:39 AM
I received my pages in the post this afternoon ... many thanks to joyflower, amyfaerie, tmfmom and Marla412. A special thanks to Annie for such a wonderful swap, I hope you do another one! :jiggy:

al fresco gal
06-17-2009, 01:13 AM
Received my pages today and they are wonderful!! Many thanks to Katilady, Joyflower,
Marla 412, Doodlebug, Ergobeck, tmfmom, AvaElizabeth and Amyfaerie. I would also like to see another Found Poetry swap. Thanks Annie for a terrific swap idea. Cheers, Margaret

06-17-2009, 05:36 AM
Great cards and great hosting!
Super cards from Okwiccan, AvaElizabeth, Vickie and Janice, thanks so much! :)