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blueskysunburn
02-18-2008, 11:56 PM
Signup Date - February 1st
Withdraw date - March 7th
Swap Due Date - March 7th
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited



All cards were posted 3/11. Thank you for participating!

Love 'em or hate 'em this swap is "For the Birds"!
Robins, bluejays, vultures or sparrows, any breed is welcome!


Creating Cards - All mediums are welcome granted the guidelines below are followed.
* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5” and well constructed.
* No heavy or bulky embellishments. PM me if you are unsure.
* No overly thick or bulky cards. If it can't easily fit into a standard sleeve, it's too thick!
* Please use a sealant if you use glitter! It tends to come off in transit.
* All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
* Please include username, real name, origin (country) and swap name on the back of all cards.
* All cards must be different and distinct. Originals only - no scanned copies or prints.
* Time, effort and attention to detail will be considered when swapping out the cards. Please send work you are proud of and demonstrate your best workmanship!


Mailing Cards - Please include username and swap name on all envelopes sent in.
* International participants – I will cover your postage and return envelope. Please pm your address when you pm for mine.

* US Participants – Please include a self addressed envelope with username and name of swap written on the back. Please include 58 cents minimum LOOSE postage. Unused postage will be returned.
* Please do not send bubble envelopes for returns!!!

Please PM for my address when you are ready to send your cards. I can't stress this enough as this is how I keep track of who is communicating and when to be concerned if cards have not arrived.


Fine Print - All cards are due in my hands by the due date. Late cards will be returned. Please be aware if your cards do not meet the guidelines they will be returned. This includes duplicates and poorly constructed/sloppy cards. I will update the thread when I receive your cards. Please allow 48 hours for trader ratings. The photo pool will be updated periodically throughout the swap. Please send me a PM if you need to withdraw. I will send one reminder PM (two weeks out for international, one week for local). Late arrivals or no withdraw communication/no cards will receive neutral feedback.



Thank you for participating in the swap! I look forward to seeing everyone’s artwork!
As always, an extra on-theme card would be appreciated but is never required.

**Click here to view all cards received in this swap!** (http://flickr.com/photos/blueskysunburn/sets/72157603518290852/)

*1. stormarela - Canada
*2. kysunflower - Kentucky
*3. bigkay - New Jersey
*4. marla412 - California
*5. marlien - Netherlands
*6. elena - New Jersey
*7. irma - Germany (ar)
*8. anney - Germany
*9. dooda - Washington
*10. lj8677 - New York
*11. paperscraps - Arizona
12. lini - Michigan sent pm 2/13 not member yet marked withdrawn
*13. hhc - Washington
*14. lemurkat - New Zealand (ar)
*15. maxie23 - Canada (ar)
*16. seekingforart - Maryland
*17. leanno - Ohio
*18. ripley42369 - Texas
*19. egrobeck - New York
*20. lavenderlizard - South Carolina
*21. catharinejo - Kansas
*22. littlebit - California
*23. crazy4homer - California
24. jenniferm - New Jersey sent reminder pm 2/14 not member yet marked withdrawn
*25. mynameisjenn - Virginia/Maryland
*26. moonfairy - Norway
27. pavonne - Minnesota
*28. talbona - Ohio
*29. lemay - New Jersey
*30. sometomato - Vermont
*31. scrampersue - New Jersey
*32. ginabee - Florida
*33. jklee -Guatemala (ar)
*34. lilbad - Oregon
*35. grandma chook - Australia (ar)
*36. musicgal - Pennsylvania
*37. fingers - Singapore (ar)
*38. origami grace - Virginia
*39. amyfaerie - Pennsylvania
*40. cmarois - Canada (ar)
41. cindyt - Tennessee not member yet
*42. jt29 - England
*43. woodfork - Florida
*44. doodlebug - Florida
*45. electablue - Texas
46. margot - United Kingdom not member yet
*47. manycolors - Australia
*48. slibee - Oregon
*49. natasha - Australia (ar)
*50. luvloz - Australia (ar)
*51. knesi07 - New York
*52. jan - Minnesota
*53. laura1159 - Massachusetts
*54. elle - Finland (ar)
*55. triskele - New York
*56. eggstudio - Georgia
*57. mtpaperplayer - Texas
*58. alisl (alislagter) - Netherlands (ar)
*59. fuzzynoodle - Minnesota
*60. minarri - Australia
61. sunvalleysadie - California not member yet owe itrader
*62. kimaoverstreet - Arkansas
*63. jcarole - Alaska
64. magmarock - Illinois sent reminder pm 2/14not member yet marked withdrawn

blue - received
gray - withdrew

International only
Address received via pm - (ar)

blueskysunburn
02-19-2008, 12:16 AM
I have extended the deadline due to several mia's. Please let me know once you make it to this site. Thanks!

seekingforart
02-19-2008, 08:18 PM
I am so happy! :biglaugh:

Elena
02-19-2008, 08:41 PM
I am here!

blueskysunburn
02-19-2008, 08:49 PM
Glad to see you two made it!

I received cards from knesi and triskele. I will leave ratings once things are up and running.

ElectaBlue
02-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Jennifer, I am here!

blueskysunburn
02-20-2008, 09:49 PM
Good to see you Lisa! I will make a note!

ginabee
02-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Checking in♥

knesi07
02-21-2008, 10:29 AM
i'm here and glad to hear you received my cards!

mtpaperplayer
02-21-2008, 10:51 AM
Count Me as Present and Accounted For!!;)

BlueTiger80
02-21-2008, 01:08 PM
Figured it'd be a good idea for me to take the time and let ya know I'm still with you :)

blueskysunburn
02-21-2008, 02:24 PM
Great! Got the four of you down!

stormarela
02-21-2008, 04:33 PM
here I am!

AnneY
02-21-2008, 05:37 PM
I hope my cards will arrive soon.

Anne

jklee
02-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Here! here!! I hope my cards make their way soon -thanks for the extra days!-

musicgal
02-21-2008, 08:18 PM
I didn't see my birdies. Did they make it to Texas? or should I panic!:twitcy:

Littlebit
02-21-2008, 09:09 PM
Hi, I made it! :D

LuvLoz
02-21-2008, 09:19 PM
Glad to hear this one is still going on. I'm looking forward to the returns.

catharinejo
02-21-2008, 09:58 PM
I'm here, glad the site is up and running!

blueskysunburn
02-21-2008, 11:50 PM
Got the seven of you accounted for!

I received cards today from jklee, natasha, jcarole and musicgal.

Anney - I'm sure your cards will arrive soon. We still have another two weeks so even with a delay there is plenty of time!

I am currently going through the thread list and making sure I have not made any mistakes on who/what's accounted for so you may see little notes here and there. :) I will also be working on giving out trader ratings to those owed.

I downloaded all my pms but it didn't save all of my info in the format I saved it in. I may need to ask some internationals for their address again. I will note it in the thread and send you a pm if that's the case. Sorry for any inconvenience!

jklee
02-22-2008, 12:31 AM
I'm glad they finally flew in!

mynameisJenn
02-22-2008, 12:30 PM
I noticed my cards were not in your set on flickr

triskele
02-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Hi, I'm here!
Glad my birds found their way to you!

blueskysunburn
02-22-2008, 09:23 PM
I noticed my cards were not in your set on flickr

Yes, I purposely have not uploaded them just yet to make sure I remembered who I owed ratings to. I should have them uploaded this weekend. :)

blueskysunburn
02-22-2008, 09:25 PM
I will mark you down triskele!

blueskysunburn
02-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Received cards from laura1159 today. Thank you for the extra!

LavenderLizard
02-25-2008, 12:19 PM
I made it to the new site, guys! Everything looks great!

mynameisJenn
02-25-2008, 03:59 PM
thanks for letting me know! :)


Yes, I purposely have not uploaded them just yet to make sure I remembered who I owed ratings to. I should have them uploaded this weekend. :)

blueskysunburn
02-25-2008, 09:47 PM
Hi lavender. Welcome

blueskysunburn
02-25-2008, 09:51 PM
I received cards today from sunvalleysadie but there is no contact information anywhere other than her address. Does anyone know if she signed up here with a different screenname or have her email?

blueskysunburn
02-26-2008, 10:39 PM
jt29 - Glad to see you made it to the site! I have problems downloading my emails and need you to resend your address please. I will also send you a pm. Thanks!

crazy4homer
02-26-2008, 10:41 PM
I mailed my feathered atc's off to you today, hon :)

blueskysunburn
02-26-2008, 11:35 PM
Sounds good. Thanks for letting me know!

blueskysunburn
02-28-2008, 09:47 PM
Received cards from crazy4homer today. Thank you for the extra!

blueskysunburn
03-02-2008, 11:04 AM
The photo pool has been updated.

stormarela
03-02-2008, 12:56 PM
:D I love all the cards in the photo pool. WOW what a terrific flock of birds.

blueskysunburn
03-03-2008, 05:34 PM
Received cards today from minarri. Thank you for the goodies!

Marla412
03-04-2008, 01:00 PM
My cards are in the mail!

blueskysunburn
03-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.

blueskysunburn
03-05-2008, 12:18 AM
The photo pool has been updated. I'm just waiting on cards from a couple more people! I plan to swap everything out this weekend.

knesi07
03-05-2008, 11:43 AM
oh yay! the birds are going to fly from the coop!

blueskysunburn
03-06-2008, 07:15 PM
Received the last two sets of cards for the swap today (for those I can account for anyway!) from marla412 and scrampersue. Thank you everyone for getting your cards in on time! :)

LuvLoz
03-06-2008, 07:51 PM
Yay! It feels like agea ago that I sent these cards in, I can't wait to see the returns.

triskele
03-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Have you seen the scans on the flickr site?
Everyone's cards are SO pretty!

blueskysunburn
03-08-2008, 12:12 PM
It's turned out to be a great bunch! I have just a couple more to scan in today.

lilbad
03-08-2008, 12:54 PM
Incredible selection on Flickr. Truely talented bird lovers!!! So excited to see them up close and personal.
lil

sometomato
03-09-2008, 01:13 AM
I am so excited! It also seems like ages ago that I sent my cards in, and I can't wait for the mail, now!

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 01:44 AM
Don't you hate that! I always feels like forever once I send my cards in. Of course the deadline extension didn't help too much with that!

blueskysunburn
03-09-2008, 11:44 PM
I got all the cards swapped out today but did not get a chance to get them packaged up. Today I received an "Oh honey, by the way, I need two cakes made to take to work tomorrow morning". So I made three. I want cake too darn it! lol

Anyway, I plan to package everything up tomorrow and mail them out on Tuesday morning. I will post a confirmation once they are at the post office.

blueskysunburn
03-11-2008, 03:27 PM
All the cards were dropped off at the post office today. You should be receiving your returns shortly!

ElectaBlue
03-13-2008, 12:52 PM
I received my cards in person from Bluesky on Sunday, but I didn't want to mention it earlier in case people got too jealous I got them so early! Thanks Jennifer for hosting! I also want to thank Jan for verdin, Bigkay for the ostrich and Leanno for the raven. They are all so wonderful and unique,

ginabee
03-13-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the fun swap, BlueSky. Also, thanks for the wonderful cards: ScramperSue (Cardinal, handdrawn), Grandma Chook (Cockatoo, collage), Musicgal (cockatoo's in the nest, collage).

blueskysunburn
03-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Yea, they are starting to arrive!

You guys are welcome! So glad you liked the swap.

kimaoverstreet
03-14-2008, 09:33 AM
My beautiful birds arrived in Arkansas today - the same day two new birds showed up at my bird feeder - a junco and a house finch! Thanks to jcarole, elena, and paperscraps for absolutely gorgeous birds! A big thanks to Blueskysunburn for hosting such an awesome theme:)

lemay
03-14-2008, 08:45 PM
I received beautiful cards today! Thanks to egrobeck, Elle, Lj8677, and to blueskysunburn for hosting!

ScramperSue
03-14-2008, 09:47 PM
BIG thanks to BSSB for this excellent swap :D
and big thanks to:
CMarois--swan...very pretty
Musicgal-- "Budgies"--parrot collage
GinaBee--"mates"--pretty cardinal ATC
MynameisJenn--"red robin" ( is actually a cardinal, but pretty)
Crazy4Homer--adorable Cardinal
screen name is smeared...Laura Torrenzano--"it was a busy year" pretty collage and stamped ATC.

Thanks everyone:D off to leave rep :)

ScramperSue
03-14-2008, 10:40 PM
ok crazy4homer, it won't let me leave rep for you just yet.

Laura T, I need to know your name so I can leave rep.
Sue

sometomato
03-15-2008, 10:28 AM
Got my wonderful cards yesterday! BIG thanks to Riply42369 for Birds of a feather,Catharnego for the bluebird, anLuvloz for the wonderful waterbird from Australia! (What IS that bird?) I will leave rep points later today....

blueskysunburn
03-15-2008, 10:48 AM
You are welcome guys! Glad you are happy withyour returns!

egrobeck
03-15-2008, 02:05 PM
yay! got my returns today - thank you!! for some awesome cards! thanks to paperscraps, Lemay, Laura~LJ8677 - great work ladies!! - and thanks to blueskysunburn for yet another awesome swap!!!

Jan
03-15-2008, 10:31 PM
New "feathered" visitors arrived here too. Thanks Lilbad a little "landing" bird into the nest, Moonfairy for Blakrake and lemukat for owllet. These are just wonderful, pure treasures. Thanks BlySky for a wonderful challenege and wonderful returns.

seekingforart
03-15-2008, 11:34 PM
Beautiful birds flew in! Thanks to Lilbal, Minarri and Marlien. Bluesky thank you for hosting!

blueskysunburn
03-15-2008, 11:35 PM
Ya'll are welcome. Thank you for participating!

OrigamiGrace
03-16-2008, 11:23 AM
Thanks Bluesky for hosting another fun swap! And thanks to Natasha, Crazy4homer, and Dooda for lovely cards!

triskele
03-16-2008, 12:00 PM
LOVE my cards!!
Thanks Elena for the cardinal - is that hand painted? wow!
Thanks Laura L18677 for Sing - pretty, muted colors!
Thanks Amyfaerie for the crane/woodpecker card - love the sparkly texture!

Thanks for a fun swap, Bluesky!

blueskysunburn
03-16-2008, 12:32 PM
More than welcome. Glad you liked your returns!

HHC
03-16-2008, 02:47 PM
My wonderful birds arrived Friday; Flight Plan from mtpaperplayer, karaoke tonight from CindyT and Joy rose from SunValleySadie. Thank you Jennifer for hosting this fun swap.

I've left itrader and rep for mtpaperplayer, however I'm unable to give rep to Cindyt (not a member) or Sunvalleysadie (hasn't posted) yet. Will as soon as I'm able. :)

knesi07
03-16-2008, 04:20 PM
my cards arrived yesterday! thanks to talbona...lilac breasted roller, fuzzynoodle...goldfinch, and eggstudio...for wonderful wren. i love each one of them and am awed at the work! thanks bluesky for hosting!
kathy

LuvLoz
03-17-2008, 08:24 AM
Sometomato - I'm not sure what kind of bird it is, I used my own photos for references, so they're in Australia somewhere but not even sure if they're native. Sorry. :(

I hope the birdies fly over here quickly!

Elle
03-17-2008, 01:35 PM
My cards arrived, thanks cookala, lemay, amyfaerie - and blueskysunburn for hosting!

stormarela
03-17-2008, 08:01 PM
Beautiful birds flew in to my mailbox today! Thank you blueskysunburn for hostessing, and thanks to woodfork, maxie23, doodlebug for great cards!

doodlebug
03-17-2008, 09:27 PM
Received wonderful birds from: stormarela, maxie23 and amyfaerie. Great swap!!
Thanks blueskysunburn!!

blueskysunburn
03-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Yea! Looks like they are starting to make it overseas! Glad they reached everyone safely and you are happy with your returns!

lemurkat
03-18-2008, 04:44 AM
Beautiful cards received:

From Lilbad, a lovely cardinal
From Moonfairy, a delightful kingfisher
And a beautiful encaustic (??) card from Alislagter

Thanks to Blueskyburn for hosting!

Kat

alisl
03-18-2008, 09:38 AM
I have today received the very beautiful cards from:
BigKay
Electrablue
Lemurkat.
Thanks all for this cards. I have put them on my piano.
And Lemurkat. My card is indead an encausticcard with birds on it.
I hope they are not flying away....
Blueskyburn, thank you for perfect hosting.

alisl
03-18-2008, 09:50 AM
How can I give reputation points?????

knesi07
03-18-2008, 10:02 AM
you just have to find a post by the person you want to give rep points to. then click the rep button in the bottom left hand corner of the post.

Moonfairy
03-18-2008, 10:22 AM
My birds came flying in today :D

A big thank you to:
Lemurkat: I love the crow honeyeater, I can never have too many of your cards :D
Alislagter: Beautiful card, I love the technique you have used. The bird had flied away, but I caught it before it went to far :D
Slibee: Lovely little robin, I just want to hug him :D

Blueskysunburn: Thank you so much for hosting this swap, I love my returns so much :)

LavenderLizard
03-18-2008, 09:02 PM
I got my pretty birdies! Thanks to goatgoddess for hosting, and Elena (a pretty robin), Elle (a bird with buttons) and Marla412 (I'll fly away). Off to leave my rep points!

blueskysunburn
03-18-2008, 09:54 PM
Everyone is welcome! I had a great time hosting and I am happy everyone likes their returns!

sometomato
03-20-2008, 11:46 PM
Please, friends! post here or give rep points.. It is really nice to know where a card ends up! I have only heard from one person.....

maxie23
03-23-2008, 05:41 AM
Thank you to our host and to Woodfork, doodlebug, and stormarela for wonderful Birds cards.

mtpaperplayer
03-24-2008, 11:35 PM
Very nice, artistic Cards Received in For the Birds Swap!! Big Thanks to Jennifer (blueskysunburn) for hosting!! Great Job! Also want to thank: Sun ValleySadie, HHC, and CPTrobaugh for the beautiful cards.:notworthy:

LuvLoz
03-28-2008, 01:49 AM
My birdies flew in too. I received cards from catharinejo, ripley42369 and sometomato. Thanks for blueskysunburn for hosting!

blueskysunburn
03-28-2008, 07:47 AM
Glad the last few are trickling in! I was beginning to worry about them!

jklee
03-28-2008, 01:39 PM
I'm still waiting for mine, but post has turned really slow since before easter...

Natasha
04-06-2008, 08:40 PM
Thank you MyNameisJen, scrampersue and Origami Grace. For your cards.

I'm sorry I have been slow in giving Rep points. I love my cards :)

blueskysunburn
04-06-2008, 09:07 PM
Glad to hear you've received them!

lilbad
04-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Thanks ladies, I am pleased my birdies found good homes. I received three lovely cards: lovely "Blackbird" from Silbee, leather "Blue Jay" from Jan Ziebol, and an "Emperor Penquin" from minarri. All different and unique forms of art. These birds have a good home here in Oregon. Thanks!

jklee
04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Yay, my birds flew in today. Thanks a million to Talbona, Seekingforart, and Blueskysunburn for being an amazing hostess and for extraordinary card. :D

blueskysunburn
04-07-2008, 08:32 PM
Woohoo! Glad to hear they made it and that you liked my card!