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Bluellen
02-18-2008, 11:30 PM
Swap Due Date - March 31st
Signup/withdraw date - March 21st
Number of Cards - 2 for 2
Number of participants - 30

Just in time for Easter!

You know 'em (or if you're out of the US, you might not), you either love 'em or you hate 'em, fresh or stale or microwaved, this swap is all about
PEEPS

I looovvvveee marshmallow peeps! Send in your best cards about our "just born" friends. Any medium acceptable, you may even use the actual peeps themselves on your cards if you so choose. Zetti peep, Mona Lisa peep, or famous person peep encouraged. Please send a card, not an actual altered peep. lol Maybe I'll host that next time.

Here's the card by kbutts that inspired me!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=1662&w=o


Check out these websites dedicated to peeps:
http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/
http://www.justborn.com/products/peeps.html
http://www.peepresearch.org/
http://geekbabe.com/peeps/
http://www.peepsshow.com/mainframe.html

Good luck and I can't wait to see the cards! PM me with questions and when you are ready for my address.

Please put your real name and user name on the back of your cards.
This is a 2 for 2 swap. Cards should be in my hands by March 31st (one week after easter)!

US participants - please send a self adressed $0.41 stamped envelope. For overseas players I will cover the postage but please send a self addressed envelope, and you are welcome to send an extra atc in lieu of the postage, but it is not necessary. Please note the deadline. If cards do not make it in on time they will be returned.



1) Stormarela -- received
2) JoyFlower -- en route
3) PallasCat
4) Amyfaerie -- received
5) TotolyOzSome -- received
6) Kbutts -- received
7) Asena -- received
8) Christina -- received
9) Barbcards -- received
10) SallyAnn -- received
11) Terryart -- received

OriginalYouth
02-20-2008, 04:26 PM
Psssst....ELLEN!

Bluellen
02-20-2008, 04:36 PM
lol...thanks hon! I must be an idiot...lol

amyfaerie
02-20-2008, 06:52 PM
hey blue. :D i'm here, and still in the swap!

JoyFlower
02-21-2008, 10:28 AM
Hello. :) Just checking in....Have a delightful day!

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 12:19 PM
Great! Thanks for checking in you two! Can everyone else check in please? Thank you! Asena and TotolyOzSome, check in so I can easily leave you some iTraders (that's your incentive!)

Thanks guys. Carry on!

Asena
02-21-2008, 12:32 PM
Present!

My cards are in my gallery, but I am having issues with posting them to the thread...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=573&w=o http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=574&w=o

HA! got it!

BTW: The 2nd card's bunny is a "stick" because it's a side view, and the Just BornŽ Bunnies are flat, of course.

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 12:40 PM
No rush Asena, take your time figuring it out. Thanks for checking in. Off to leave your iTrader!

Christina
02-21-2008, 03:51 PM
Just checking in... Great peep cards-thanks for sharing with us.

terryart
02-21-2008, 03:56 PM
Would love to sign up for this...I thought I did on the old site, but maybe not!

stormarela
02-21-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm here, and still in :)

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 04:33 PM
oh goody...welcome terryart! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

grrrdjules
02-21-2008, 07:10 PM
Um, I don't get it (ducking now). We make them out of marshmallows? Is this a part of popular culture I missed out on? peeps = people?

amyfaerie
02-21-2008, 08:10 PM
LOL! Jules, you're in Canada--not stranded on a desert island, right? :D

they are little colored, sugared marshmallow thingies. "Peeps" because the originals were yellow baby chicks. But, you can get pink bunnies,too--and black cats at halloween, snowmen & Christmas trees in December . . .

they are SOOOO good. marshmallow soft, but gritty from granulated sugar. even better if you open the cellophane and let them get stale first. don't ask me why. Really awesome to take a fresh peep and float it on a cup of hot chocolate.

oh yes. there will be peeps.

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 10:27 PM
heh...sorry grrrjules. I don't have the description there yet. I have links and everything. Let me see if I can go find it on my other computer. It's clearly an american thing. Those over seas don't understand what they are either. It's quite a phenomenon here around Easter! I don't even celebrate Easter, but boy do I love peeps! lol

JoyFlower
02-21-2008, 11:01 PM
mmm...Peeps...I've had an attachment since childhood...tasty and cute!!!

kbutts
02-21-2008, 11:08 PM
Hi Ellen,
I'm here and looking forward to our peeps swap. Happy trading!

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 11:42 PM
Excellent Khuttsbutts! Glad to see you. Thanks for checking in! Can you post here the card you did that inspired me to do this swap? Thanks!

Bluellen
02-21-2008, 11:50 PM
Okay, the description and links I had before are up. Grrrjules, take a peek at the peeps (a peep peek?) to see what the fuss is all about.

barbcards
02-22-2008, 03:41 AM
I'm here Bluellen! My local newspaper is holding another Peeps contest this year!

Bluellen
02-22-2008, 09:19 AM
Heya Barb! Cool! It's nice to know I'm not alone in my affection for peeps. lol

grrrdjules
02-22-2008, 06:42 PM
wow, never heard of them and I have candy-scarfing kids. Must be one of those US-Canada things like your Smarties are weird and we have ketchup chips! So, uh, I won't join lol. Just thinking about it makes my teeth hurt!

kbutts
02-24-2008, 01:59 AM
I'll try to get it into my gallery. Will you be able to use it that way?

Kimberly

Lagaz
02-24-2008, 02:41 AM
OMG!! I love torturing those little beggars!!
My fave website: Bunny Survival Tests (http://www.keypad.org/bunnies/)
and the sequel, The Bunnies Strike Back! (http://www.keypad.org/peeps/main.html) (this is where the peeps get it)

I gotta watch this thread and see what you guys come up with! LOL!

Bluellen
02-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Lagaz, you don't want to join? We'd love to have you!

stormarela
03-05-2008, 04:01 PM
my peeps are going in the mail today!... and now, I really have to go see if they are in the store, I have this unexplained craving!

Bluellen
03-06-2008, 11:54 AM
lol.me too. I keep wanting to buy all things peep! Well, I always did that, but now it's worse! I found some peep rubber stamps on the bins up front at AC Moore for $1!

Storm, I'll let you know when they arrive.

Any newcomers?

barbcards
03-09-2008, 01:19 AM
Oh wow! Peeps rubber stamps! I gotta have 'em! I finished doing watercolors of peeps yesterday, the shading is tricky cuz they are such monochromatic little buggers. Except their little carnauba wax eyes, of course. Now that's an interesting ingredient! For a great little riff on Peeps, check out this link:

www.nobhillgazette.com/peeps.html

Now - - off to finish up some quirky collage cards with my delicate little creations!

Bluellen
03-09-2008, 12:50 PM
oh, bc, they sound absolutely wonderful. I am so psyched to be doing this swap! lol

Lagaz
03-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Lagaz, you don't want to join? We'd love to have you!

Thank you for asking, but I'll have to say no to this one.Although i still wanna see your cards LOL!

barbcards
03-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Okay - here are my Peeps! Yum! So Bluellen, I've been meaning to make a rolo for you for some time now, and I have one watercolored Peep Portrait left...any interest in a Peep Rolo?

Bluellen
03-09-2008, 09:35 PM
o Bluellen, I've been meaning to make a rolo for you for some time now, and I have one watercolored Peep Portrait left...any interest in a Peep Rolo?

OM GOSH! yes please! I'm currently stalled in rololand, so I'd love to add you to my list as people I owe, if you don't mind waiting a bit.

Love those cards too! :)

Bluellen
03-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Stormarela and BArbcards, your peep cards are here!! Love them! This WAS a fun swap. Storm, thanks for the extra card and papers! Delightful! And Barbcards, thanks for your kind words. I feel so loved, you guys!

barbcards
03-18-2008, 01:50 AM
Peeps are such fun - - A couple more links from the local Seattle paper that has an annual Peeps contest:

from 2007:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/photogalleries/living2003652932/1.html

and this year - be sure tto check out the link to the gallery:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2004280064_peeps16.html

Christina
03-18-2008, 07:13 AM
Ellen, my peeps went in the mail on Monday. Hope they make it to you safely!

Bluellen
03-18-2008, 02:16 PM
Okidoke, Christina! I will let you know when they get here!

JoyFlower
03-25-2008, 10:35 AM
Hi, I need Bluellen's addy please. :)

SallyAnn
03-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Peeps flew out of here today! They are in my gallery and on Flickr

Bluellen
03-29-2008, 12:59 PM
ok, I got peep cards from Terry, Christina, and SallyAnn. Let me check and see who we are waiting for.

JoyFlower
03-29-2008, 01:06 PM
Mine are in the mail! I will post pics later today.

Bluellen
03-29-2008, 01:10 PM
okidoke. I just changed you to received cause I thought I had them at home (I'm at a meet up now) Ok I will let you know when they arrive. No worries. I willl check with Pallascat and see where she is with her cards.

Great swap everyone. The cards are great. I will see if I can post them all together on flickr.

terryart
03-29-2008, 02:51 PM
Here are my peeps!

terryart
03-29-2008, 02:52 PM
Oops...forgot the names:
Peep a' Trois
Peep Show
and, Peeps in the Deep

Bluellen
03-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Yeah, Terry! Loved those. Very funny!! :)

Bluellen
04-03-2008, 12:31 AM
Here are my peeps! I will be away for the next few days and I will complete the swap upon my return!!!

Bluellen
04-09-2008, 09:01 AM
JoyFlower! I got your cards just before I left on the sleepover trip! Very cute. Thanks for the extra!

Ok, I've gone thru them all and they are ready to be swapped! Actually, there are some pretty funny cards here! Great job, all! Hopefully I will get to the swapping tonight or tomorrow!

:D

JoyFlower
04-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the update! That sleepover sure looked like a fun time. :)

Bluellen
04-14-2008, 03:49 PM
Peeps are sorted and going into the mail today! thanks for playing, all you peep peeps!

SallyAnn
04-16-2008, 02:51 PM
:jiggy:Hi,
My cards came today! Thank you JoyFlower and Amyfaerie--your cards are great! Thank you Bluellen for hosting a fun swap. I already left reps so.....I am off to see if there are any marshmallow peeps left in the cupboard! :jiggy:

Asena
04-17-2008, 11:20 AM
PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPS! I have PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPS!

Thanks terribly to Bluellen for hosting, and to barbcards and Christina for their fun cards! :cute:

JoyFlower
04-17-2008, 09:53 PM
WooooHooo! I have PEEPS too!! Thanks to TotolyOzSome Tracy and Dear Terryart for their happy cards, and sugary thanks to our hostess too. :)