View Full Version : For the Birds Swap - Due March 7th

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)

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

02-21-2008, 09:35 AM
Checking in♥

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

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

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 :)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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. :)

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

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

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

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. :)

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

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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! :)

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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

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,

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).

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

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

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:)

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

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 :)

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.

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....

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

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!!!

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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. :)

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!

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!

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

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!

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

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!


03-18-2008, 09:38 AM
I have today received the very beautiful cards from:
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.

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

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.

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 :)

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!

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

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.....

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

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:

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

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

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

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 :)

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

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!

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

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