View Full Version : New Member Swap - Open Theme, Due May 15th

02-18-2008, 09:56 PM
*Open Theme
*3 for 3
*Sign up by March 31, 2008
*Cards due May 15, 2008
*40 participant limit. - WE'RE FULL!! THANKS!!! :)

This is for all you awesome new members!

Now to be fair...this swap is for anyone who considers themselves to be a newbie to swapping and trading! :jiggy: No rules or numbers...if you need a little confidence boost then this is the swap for you!

** Please put your username on the back of each card. Other things you could include are title, real name, e-mail address, location, date, media, and/or swap title. This helps others learn more about you and your art!

** When sending your cards in, please put each one in some form of protection. Preferably a plastic card sleeve, or you could use baggies or handmade paper envies (see our template). This protects them from damage in transit and the possibility of them sticking or smudging one another.

**For US participants - please include a SASE with your cards. Make sure you put either your address or mine as the return address. Remember the postage is going up to 42 cents in May!!
**For international participants - I will gladly pay your postage - but please include a SAE or an address label to make organizing easier -thanks!

**Please have your cards to me no later than May 15th! If you need to withdraw for any reason - just let me know, I don't mind at all - I know life happens! :)

Please note: I would prefer no bulky embellishments as they add considerably to the cost of returns. But if you would like to send them, please include (2) 17 cents stamps. If I don't use them I will return them - thanks!

Please feel free to ask any questions at all!! And most importantly - have fun!!!

1. Artedar
2. KristaKerosene - withdrawn?
3. Meow2000
4. Robin
5. Rhea
6. Shessocrafty
7. whinendine -withdrawn?
8. tamrantula
9. pinkcraftymama
10. WOClovers -withdrawn?
11. toni
12. springbreeze
13. dhawktx
14. ahicks -withdrawn
15. jzhanna
16. just ducky
17. Mrs. Ragbrutty
18. Sweetone -withdrawn?
19. lilbad
20. sniisk
21. JCarole
22. art4mysanity
23. PinkPearl
24. busymom
25. Tropicanahana
26. Cmarois
27. YellowDen
28. Lily Lemon
31. Cgasque
32. Gypsy
33. Newt
34. Gindeleo
36. trashley
37. Sprankie
38. JAD
39. JCarole
40. Sweetest-Sin
41. Ibus
42. Ruwbl
43. Logicon -withdrawn?

02-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Ain't I a new member? Yeah....but not really a *newbie* and I wanna make ATC's FOR ALL!
Ain't ain't a word?????
Can I play too?

02-20-2008, 05:40 PM
You sure can Dar!!!

02-21-2008, 02:45 AM
I would like to play seeing as I am new here :jiggy: this sounds like fun

02-21-2008, 08:54 AM
sine me up please i'm new .I was only on the old site for two weeks

02-21-2008, 08:58 AM
Welcome everyone!! :)

02-21-2008, 09:25 AM
I am not exactly a newbie but can I sign up for this one?

02-21-2008, 09:26 AM
Sure can Robin! Thanks!!

02-21-2008, 10:09 AM
i'm not a newbie but i'd love to join in...let me know please.

02-21-2008, 10:39 AM
I'm in! This should be fun!

02-21-2008, 12:15 PM
I'd like to participate in this one too. Thanks...

02-21-2008, 01:24 PM
I am a newbie! Very! And I would love to join this!

Thanks for a place for us newbies to learn, gain confidence, and play with the big kids!


02-21-2008, 01:34 PM
I wanna join!!! Count me in...........

02-21-2008, 03:16 PM
Great guys! Welcome, welcome!

02-21-2008, 03:24 PM
I would love to join!

02-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Great!! Welcome!

02-21-2008, 08:57 PM
Please sign me up; I love open theme swaps!

02-21-2008, 11:28 PM
I would love to join...please sign me up.

02-21-2008, 11:50 PM
Great you guys! Welcome!

02-22-2008, 12:36 AM
May I play???

02-22-2008, 02:23 PM
Certainly! Welcome!

02-22-2008, 08:22 PM
Merricat - I forgot to tell you that I put my ATC's for this swap in the mail today.

02-22-2008, 08:57 PM
sign me up!!!

02-23-2008, 08:45 PM
I would like to join. Joyce

02-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Great Robin - thanks for letting me know! :)

Ahicks and Jzhanna - welcome!!

Just Ducky
02-23-2008, 09:08 PM
may I join ? this newbie needs in and output..

02-23-2008, 09:11 PM
Great Just Ducky!

Mrs Ragbrutty
02-24-2008, 06:56 AM
I think that I am most deffinately a newbie. So, I consider that this swap is just perfect for me. I would like to join if you have any international spaces left as I am in England.

02-24-2008, 02:55 PM
Here are my cards.....one for the hostess too!
I like how the Iris or Owl turned out....what cha' think?
I drew pics of the art dolls I made with clay, wire, beads, charms and fibers for a swap.
Hugs, Dar

02-24-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm a total newbie (to the site & ATCs) and I'd love to join in!

02-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Semi-nude, I mean NEW. Can I, can I???

02-24-2008, 06:12 PM
Dar - those are fantastic!! GREAT job!! :)

Welcome to lilbad, sweetone, and Mrs. Ragbrutty - thanks for joining!

02-25-2008, 08:17 AM
Can I join?

I'll send you 3 ATCs (no matter what theme) and I include an envelope with my name and address? Is it enougt? I can't include stamps. How about the address? Will someone send me the hosts address? I really am so new here and this would be my first not 1 to 1 swap.

02-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Hi Sniisk! Yep, you've got it all right! And the addressed envelope is fine - I'm covering the return postage for international participants! I'll PM you my address - thanks for joining!

02-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Merricat I would love to join.

02-25-2008, 03:59 PM
Great! Thanks for joining!

02-25-2008, 04:11 PM
I'd love to join in. I'm very new to all of this and it's been so much fun so far.

02-25-2008, 04:19 PM
Great! Thanks ruwbl!

02-25-2008, 06:29 PM
I'd like to participate! This will be my first swap. :jiggy:

02-25-2008, 06:31 PM
Great Logicon - thanks for joining!

02-25-2008, 06:38 PM
No problem. ^^

But just to clarify: I make three cards, send them to you along with a SASE, and you send 3 cards (from other people) back to me?

02-25-2008, 06:44 PM
That's correct! :)

02-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Okay, cool!

I'm making the cards right now, and I'm borrowing my grandparents' typewriter. It's a lot of fun. XD

Cards have to be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, right?

02-25-2008, 07:39 PM
Right! :)

02-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Oh please sign me up. hehehe, so excited..... My first online trade

02-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Great PinkPearl! :)

02-26-2008, 04:35 PM
I'd like to sign up -- but I've never done it .... do I just send this little reply???

_ gizmo in Seattle

02-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Yep Gizmo! :) That's it! :) Thanks for signing up!

02-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Please PM me your addy. Sorry, no witty blurb here.

02-27-2008, 12:09 PM
Robin I received your wonderful cards - thanks for the extra! :)

Lilbad - thanks for signing up! :)

02-29-2008, 12:41 AM
May I join please.

02-29-2008, 12:46 AM
Certainly Cmarois! Thanks!

02-29-2008, 01:11 AM
Please, add me to the sign up list. Thanks, Tammy

02-29-2008, 10:44 AM
Great YellowDen!

Lily Lemon
02-29-2008, 01:41 PM
Can I join?

02-29-2008, 02:39 PM
Sure Lily Lemon!

03-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Hope I am doing this right. I am interested in joinging "New Member Swap". Thanks.

03-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Sure! :) Thanks for joining!

03-02-2008, 12:17 AM
I'm new to this site, but not to ATCs. Sounds like fun, so please sign me up.

03-02-2008, 10:14 AM
Great! Thanks Lois!

03-04-2008, 07:26 PM
Hi Merricat. My cards went out in today's mail.

P.S. Does your postman look at you like you're crazy too? Mine does, so I'm just checking, get a little reassurance.

03-04-2008, 09:23 PM
Haha! I know they probably think I'm crazy!! Thanks for letting me know!

03-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Hello!! Can I play??? Sounds fun, and I am still farely new to the whole ATC thing. Uhmmm how do I get the address of where to mail to?

03-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Hi, there, Merricat! My cards went out today!!!

03-06-2008, 02:44 AM
Have I told that my ATCs are also coming? Don't wait to get them soon. It takes about two weeks to get the mail from Finland.

03-06-2008, 12:22 PM
Sure Cgasque! :)

Thanks for letting me know PinkCrafty and Sniisk! I'll let you know when I get them!

03-06-2008, 02:04 PM
I'm new here, and new to ATCs, but I'd love to join in as a way of getting started.

03-06-2008, 02:59 PM
Great Gypsy!!

03-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Great Newt! Thanks for joining!

03-06-2008, 06:52 PM
I want to do this want, cause yes I am a NEWBIE;)

03-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Great gindeleo!

03-07-2008, 07:00 AM
I'm a newbie! May I join please?

03-07-2008, 10:49 AM
That's okay Newt!:) Thanks!

Dragonfly - welcome!

03-07-2008, 07:37 PM
Count me in, please.

03-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Great! Welcome trashley!

03-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Hello, just a FYI...my cards went postal today....thanks for hostessing and thanks for letting me play!!!

03-09-2008, 06:29 AM
I'm not really a newbie here on ATC, but can I play too? :unsure:

03-09-2008, 09:07 AM
Sure Sprankie! Thanks for joining!

Cgasque - Thanks! I'll let you know when I get them!

Art4mysanity - I received your wonderful cards yesterday! Thanks for the extra!

03-09-2008, 02:20 PM
Here ar my cards for the swap . I will clen up the string on one card befor i send them out. :jiggy:

03-09-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm ready to send my cards need an addy! Thanks!:wub:

03-09-2008, 05:20 PM
I'm new here but not new to ATCs, can i join?

03-09-2008, 05:41 PM
Those look great Meow2000!

Welcome Mojo! :):)

03-09-2008, 07:15 PM
I'm a member for 6 months now, but would love to join and support all the new ones :)

03-09-2008, 08:21 PM
Great Jeannie! THanks!

03-10-2008, 11:06 AM
OK--Now I am scared! lol

Those cards I see that have been posted on this swap look way to GOOD to be newbies! lol They are great! Mine are not up to those standards, for sure! Making me nervous to send mine in!

I was just coming on to say I need an address to send them to, but now am wondering if I need to re-do these poor pathetic cards of mine! (actually, they are not THAT bad--just in comparision to the great ones I see here! lol)

03-10-2008, 11:13 AM
Tamrantula - LOL! Don't worry!!!! I'm sure yours are wonderful! They'll be fine I promise! :):):)

03-10-2008, 11:22 AM
OK--Now I am scared! lol

Those cards I see that have been posted on this swap look way to GOOD to be newbies! lol They are great! Mine are not up to those standards, for sure! Making me nervous to send mine in!

I was just coming on to say I need an address to send them to, but now am wondering if I need to re-do these poor pathetic cards of mine! (actually, they are not THAT bad--just in comparision to the great ones I see here! lol)

Your cards are great!!!! Don't worry...hope I am lucky enough to receive one..

03-10-2008, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the encouragement.
My cards will be in the mail today!

03-12-2008, 03:15 PM
I'm afraid I will have to drop from this swap :( I'm disappointed because it would have been one of my first on this site, but I've just got TOO much going on at the moment!!

03-12-2008, 03:44 PM
No problem mojo! :) Thanks for letting me know! :)

03-13-2008, 07:19 PM
I am really excited to start my atc ards... thanks!!

03-13-2008, 08:11 PM
Great busymom!!

Meow2000, Lilbad, and Cgasque I've received your wonderful cards!!!

03-15-2008, 01:59 AM
Ohh is 25 still open?? I would like that spot ^__^

03-15-2008, 10:27 AM
Yes Tropicanahana! Thanks for joining! :):):):)

03-15-2008, 12:15 PM
please may i sign up
is it ok if i send six? pm me with answer and address please :)

03-15-2008, 12:27 PM
Sure thing Sweetest-sin! :):) Welcome!!

03-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Lily Lemon and Tamrantula I received your wonderful cards today!

03-16-2008, 11:52 PM
Just wanted you to know my cards will be mailed in the morning :)
I will post pics of them later

03-17-2008, 10:31 AM
Thanks Jeannie! I'll keep an eye out for them!

03-17-2008, 10:51 AM
Is this still open to participants? I'd like to join if I may.

03-17-2008, 10:54 AM
It's technically closed - but I can squeeze you in! :):)

03-21-2008, 10:50 AM
How's everyone coming along with your cards? I've been getting inspired with all this beautiful spring weather and hopefully can make some cards over the weekend!

03-21-2008, 12:27 PM
No spring weather here :(...windy and cold...Looking forward to spring :)

03-21-2008, 01:23 PM
Oh no JAD! When does spring start for you guys? It's still cool here, but the sun is warm and bright and a few flowers (mostly daffodils) are blooming. The birds are singing! :)

03-21-2008, 01:36 PM
Oh no JAD! When does spring start for you guys? It's still cool here, but the sun is warm and bright and a few flowers (mostly daffodils) are blooming. The birds are singing! :)

It is suppose to be warm..We are having some unusually weather here..Should change over the next few days..I hope;)

03-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Ooh those are great Newt! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Trashley I received your great cards!

03-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Newt, great cards :)

03-24-2008, 08:52 PM
I've updated the received list! :) Received lots of wonderful cards!!

03-25-2008, 07:21 PM
JAD I received your wonderful cards today! Thank you for the extra!

03-25-2008, 09:00 PM
I posted off my cards today. Thanks for this, it was the first swop I signed up to.

03-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Great Ibus! I'll keep an eye out for them!

03-31-2008, 03:01 PM
Shessocrafty I received your wonderful cards on Saturday!! Thansk!

04-01-2008, 11:37 AM
Can you please send the address, thanks

04-01-2008, 01:06 PM
More cards!! I received wonderful cards from : Newt, Ibus, and Sniisk!! Thanks!

04-01-2008, 01:06 PM
Gindeleo I PM'd you! :)

04-02-2008, 02:23 PM
I am reading that a lot of people have already mailed their cards. Am I correct in reading the original thread that they are only due by May 15? I haven't even begun to think about making the cards yet. LOL I need to get on the stick. Now I know what my dad meant when he used to say that there weren't enough hours in a day!

04-02-2008, 03:08 PM
LOL SB, this was the first swop I signed up to, so started making them straight away. Once they were done, it didn't seem much point in hanging on to them, so off they went!

04-02-2008, 03:14 PM
LOL! Don't worry about it Springbreeze! :):) Ibus is right - some people get started right away and others wait awhile to make and mail them.

There's no rush to get them in early if you're not inspired yet - no worries! :):) As long as they're here by the deadline that's all that counts - I'm notorious for waiting until the last minute sometimes to create my cards!

04-04-2008, 03:31 PM
i don't like to wait to the last minute but was just getting a bit nervous seeing that a lot of people were already mailing to you. I just get all :jiggy:


04-04-2008, 03:34 PM
LOL! Thanks for letting me know and I'll let you know when I get them!

04-08-2008, 10:55 AM
Just Ducky I received your wonderful cards yesterday!!! Thanks for the extra!

04-08-2008, 07:59 PM
Toni and Ruwbl I received your wonderful cards today! Thanks for the extras!

04-10-2008, 06:53 AM
May i please get your address so i can send my "new member" swap cards. Thank You!!:wubclub:

04-10-2008, 09:59 AM
Just finished my last card today.So can you me a pm with your adress. Thanks!

04-10-2008, 10:18 AM
Will PM you both! :)

04-11-2008, 01:36 PM
OOOoooooAaaawwwwww.....can't wait to see what I get......you're the BESTEST Merricat!
Hugs and Blessings, Dar oxoxox

04-11-2008, 01:52 PM
Thanks Dar! :) All the cards are great!!

04-16-2008, 07:40 AM
Mailed my cards out yesterday

04-16-2008, 09:51 AM
Great Sprankie!!!!

If I've overlooked anyone's rating - PLEASE give me a little poke! I like to give them immediately when I receive your cards...so just in case you haven't received one yet from me - please let me know! :) Thanks guys!!

04-17-2008, 11:09 AM
my cards went postal today...please let me know when they arrive.

04-17-2008, 11:10 AM
I sure will - thanks !! :)

04-18-2008, 07:43 PM
I'm going to put this out there to see what swap members think...
I really like the cards that I created for another swap and would like to make some more that are similar...is that a no-no?

04-18-2008, 07:47 PM
I don't think it's a no-no dragonflygal! Lots of people make "series" or "editions" of cards, so it's okay by me - what some people frown on is making copies (like color copies) of older artwork and swap it out. But what you're describing would be fine!

But we can also get the opinions of some more members :):)

04-18-2008, 09:20 PM
I've wondered about that too. As well as what is the 'etiquette' in regard of 1on1 swops? I've made cards for people and then had requests from others to make the same card. I've been doing similar, is this acceptable?

04-19-2008, 06:27 PM
I've wondered about that too. As well as what is the 'etiquette' in regard of 1on1 swops? I've made cards for people and then had requests from others to make the same card. I've been doing similar, is this acceptable?

Ibus, If you are drawing an entirely new card that is as close to the original as possible, that would be part of an Edition, and noted as such on the back of the card ("Edition: 1 of 5" or something like it).

If you did the original for a swap, you run into the expectation that a card will be unique unless stated otherwise. When I participated in a digital swap here that was an edition of 3, the swap-meister didn't want me to send her a separate set because that would violate the edition rules/expectations for the swap.

Sooo, if you are posting an edition or series of X 'original' cards for 1x1 trades, the expectation is that there will only be THAT many of the cards out there.

If you want to make digital prints available, you may have noticed that we have a new category for cards: ATC Prints: Available. Just make sure that the originals weren't presented as unique (ie "I will be offering ATC prints of this card" in the post) and there should be no room for complaint (though some people just don't approve of prints and will complain...). These would be noted as "Open Edition" on the back of the card. Or, if you want to limit just how many you offer, you can state that it is an edition of XX, and pick a number you are comfy with. Just be sure to number the prints sequentially and DON'T exceed that number!

I love that, in many ways, we are self policing here - so we can all rise to the expectation that we will maintain high standards of conduct.

Oops, this got long!

04-19-2008, 09:35 PM
Busymom I received your wonderful cards yesterday!

04-22-2008, 10:27 AM
Springbreeze and Sprankie I received both your wonderful sets of cards yesterday! Thanks for the extra!

04-30-2008, 10:39 PM
I should get my cards finished up this weekend and in the mail by 5/5.

05-06-2008, 02:04 PM
I can't find your address. If you sent it in a PM, I may have deleted it :-( Send me a PM and I'll get them in the mail.

05-06-2008, 07:02 PM
I pm'd you! :)

05-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Mrs. Ragbrutty I received your cards, thank you for the extra.

05-11-2008, 10:05 PM
YellowDen, Cmarois, and Gypsy I received your wonderful cards!! Thank you all for the extras!

05-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Hey guys! The deadline is tomorrow to have your cards to me. I'll swap them out this weekend and have them mailed out next week - yay!!

05-17-2008, 10:36 PM
Hello everyone! Thank you all for making this a wonderful swap!! I'm working on swapping the cards out and hope to have all the cards mailed by Tuesday!

05-17-2008, 10:58 PM
Wonderful. Can't wait. Thanks.

05-21-2008, 02:18 PM

05-21-2008, 08:30 PM
Yay! Hopefully they'll start arriving soon! :)

I forgot to include a little note - but Linda4ATC sent me some extra ATC's to send out to help y'all build your collections. She sent about 15 so there weren't enough for all the returns, but I tried to send them to the newest members. That was so thoughtful of her and so generous!!!!!!!!!!! Hope that's okay with everyone? :)

05-21-2008, 09:41 PM
Thanks for being such a wonderful and fun host :)

05-21-2008, 09:44 PM
That's so sweet of her.

05-21-2008, 10:07 PM
That's so sweet of her.

Yes she was so thoughtful to send them! :):)

05-22-2008, 01:08 AM
Linda4 rocks!:wubclub:

05-22-2008, 04:57 PM
That's really nice of her. Tried to give rep but can't find her in this thread.:wideeyed:

05-23-2008, 04:19 PM
Woohoo! I received my cards today! (I'm only a state away from Merricat.) I received some awesome cards with a wonderful variety. I received Lily Lemon's "Bronzed Wing", Lilbad's "Sandcrab" and our wonderful hostess Merricat's "Framed Zetti Girl."

Thank you and thanks to our hostess Merricat!

05-23-2008, 09:08 PM
Yay! The returns are making their way home! Robin also got hers - she's only about 45 minutes away ;).

Lily Lemon
05-24-2008, 06:49 PM
I got cards from (and left rep points for) dhawktx and springbreeze. I'm trying to leave rep points for jcarole but can't find her post here! Is there a way to leave rep points if there isn't a post?

05-24-2008, 07:04 PM
Lily Lemon - unfortunately not, but you could send her a quick PM :)

05-24-2008, 07:22 PM
I received awesome cards from
Rhea: "Friends Always"
Gypsy: "Artist Affirmation Cards"
Just Ducky: "Lenny"
I love all three of them!!!

A great big thank you to our wonderful host :)
Off to leave I-trader for host and rep. to all players :):spinny:

05-28-2008, 10:30 AM
My cards arrived today, thanks to
Just Ducky
Art 4mysanity
and Merricat for organising the swop.

05-28-2008, 11:26 AM
Amazing that they made it to Scotland before Texas--go figure.

05-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Amazing that they made it to Scotland before Texas--go figure.

One batch got sent out middle of last week and the other half were mailed on Saturday. With the post office closed on Monday... the remaining have started arriving today and then probably tomorrow and Friday.

05-29-2008, 08:12 AM
My, you are the attentive hostess! Thanks!

05-29-2008, 12:33 PM
Cards haven't found their way to Oregon yet. Waiting!!

05-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Well poo!:skeptical: I was really expecting them to all start pouring in these past few days!

05-30-2008, 08:28 AM
I bet most of us will have them by Saturday.

05-30-2008, 08:39 AM
My, you are the attentive hostess! Thanks!

LOL!! I try ;)

05-30-2008, 05:53 PM
I got my cards today thank Merricat for hosting love my cards , Left you rock points for my cards thanks so much for the great cards:wubclub:

Just Ducky
05-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Merricat.. the mail has hit Michigan... got em... love em.... now me and the
Duck are fighting over who, gets which.... lol... thanks a bunch... my first
swap... love it... big hugs to you for all your attention and work....I'm off to
give my thanks to everyone...

05-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Yay! They're arriving!!! :)

05-30-2008, 09:58 PM
YAHHHHH....I got cards today.....

TY TY TY....Awsome cards from TammyH.....very pretty and the 3d butterfly is sooooo kewl!
sniisk......Wonderful lil' collage and ol' timy lil girl that I just adore with hearts!
JustDucky....the cutiest dang lil' greenguy that just makes me smile...lil' Leo rocks!

THANK YOU Merricat....fine job well done.....you rock!

05-31-2008, 10:40 AM
I received my cards today!! Thanks so much for letting me play!

05-31-2008, 01:31 PM
cards arived in PA today from cgasque73,Trashley, and art4mysanity...off to leave itrader and rep points.

06-01-2008, 04:14 PM
I received mine yesterday - thanks a bunch :)

06-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Received lovely cards from Donna Hawk, Ibus, and art4mysanity. So nice to get to know u all and thanks, Merricat, for hosting a wonderful trade!

06-02-2008, 11:50 AM
Cards received and Reputation points sent.

06-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Recieved my cards yesterday, thanks

06-04-2008, 03:48 PM
Received wonderful cards yesterday from Busymom, Ginadeleo, Dhawktx and the very kind Linda4atc. Thanks to all and to Merricat for hosting!