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    Smile FEBRUARY Canvas Board Mail Art Trade 5x7

    Deadline to sign up: February 7 We are closed to new signups this month. Catch us next month.
    Mail out (try to mail by this date): February 22
    Deadline: February 28
    Open Theme
    Open Medium on 5x7 canvas board

    New-ish wording is in blue.

    This is a quick turnaround paired partner swap! But, since this a monthly activity, you could plan ahead in your mind or even create some canvases up for the future to then chose from. Just a thought.

    Rules, rules, everyone likes rules....Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I'd like to play". If you participated in the previous month's canvas board trade, you will not be allowed to sign up for this months trade until you have mailed your canvas for the previous month. Once the partners list is posted, there is no withdrawing. In order to participate you must have no negative iTraders in the past 6 months, and no neutral iTrader in the past 3 months.

    Partners will be posted on February 7th just after midnight (going into early AM the 8th my time). It’ll be your responsibility to PM your partner for their address. Theme will be up to the artist but I suggest looking at your partners profile to try to avoid themes they don't like.

    Due Dates: Your canvas should be received by your assigned partner by February 28.
    I strongly suggest that you PM your partner, or post in this thread, the date that you mail your canvas. That way, any delay from that point on will be considered the fault of the postal service and will not be attributed to you. If something unexpected happens and you are unable to meet this deadline then you must communicate through private message to you partner, explain the delay and arrange a new postal deadline. If your partner does not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not communicated to them your mail out date then you will receive a negative iTrader.


    *When you receive your canvas please post a picture here in the thread so we all can admire it.* (this is very important ) But don't post a pic of your canvas until your partner receives it.

    The canvas board: Your art must be created on a 5x7 Canvas Art Board. You can find these at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Dick Blick, etc. Coat your finished canvas with a clear protective coating designed for artwork to protect it during it's journey through the mail. I suggest more than one coat. I personally, for example, use several coats of Golden brand Polymer Varnish with UVLS (UltraViolet Light Stabilizers) or the comparable Liquitex brand.

    Mailing: The canvases may be mailed out "Naked" or in an envelope. Some of the canvases have been getting scratched in the mail. Some like the thrill or the economy of mailing their canvas naked and they may still do so. Others who decide they would prefer to mail their canvas in an envelope may do so. That decision will be left to the players. If you are an international player or your partner is an international player it is advisable to send it in an envelope or box.

    Postal Costs: In mailing these canvases within the U.S. I have always put $2.45 worth of postage on the envelope and dropped it in a mailbox. To my knowledge my canvases have all arrived successfully with no issues. From my interpretation of the postal rates buried in the info at the U.S. postal services website documents, $2.45 is the proper rate for the weight and shape of these canvases. Be aware that the cost for postage to mail one of these canvases from the U.S. to another country will be higher. Think in the range of $7 up to even $15 depending on the country and even the postal worker that waits on you.


    iTrader: Please leave iTrader points.
    Canvas received by the last day of the month = positive iTrader point.
    If you do not receive your canvas by the last day of the month and you have not been notified by your partner of their mail out date or agreed to an alternate mail out date, please leave a negative iTrader point.

    And remember, please, leave iTrader points ONLY for your trading partner, not for me the host.

    Who's in:

    1. Kynara
    2. debs913
    3. OldsLady1992
    4. aginghippychic
    5. ruthe
    6. CiCiCreates
    7. Barkesm
    8. themuppet

    People willing to do a second board (be assigned to two partners) in case of an odd number of participants:


    The partner pairings:
    (r)=canvas received by participant
    (m)= participant has indicated in the thread that they have mailed their canvas For the sake of clarity and being mindful of the unexpected, I will only update you with an "m" if you say that you have mailed, but not when you say that you plan to mail (i.e. "I plan to mail tomorrow" etc)

    OldsLady1992 (r) - aginghippychic (r)
    Kynara (r) - debs913 (r)
    Barkesm (r) - themuppet (r)
    ruthe (r) - CiCiCreates (r)
    Last edited by nightowl_too; 03-05-2018 at 12:02 AM.

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    I’m going to sit this month out. I’ll be in California visiting my daughter and her family.

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    I'm in this month :-)

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    Sign me up please!

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    Please sign me up. I got laid off from my job very unexpectedly on Monday, so I guess I'll have some time on my hands for a while...
    I'm always up for a trade; let me know if you're interested!

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    Please sign me up for February.

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    I can commit for this month, please sign me up!
    Now Hosting: 1:1 Trading - Doll-Shaped "Dolls of the World" Cards

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    Looks like it may be a small group this month. Anyone else going to join?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl_too View Post
    Looks like it may be a small group this month. Anyone else going to join?
    I'll see if I can get a canvas in town tomorrow! If so, I'll sign up.
    "Whatever is not of faith is sin; it is a stream cut off--a stream that cuts itself off from its source and thinks to run on without it." George Macdonald

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    Couldn't find a canvas around my little town. The gal at Ben Franklin's had said she would restock the 5x7's, but I think she got stretched canvases instead of canvas boards. Anyway, think I'll be skipping it this month. Sorry! I hope some folks come out of the woodwork!
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    ok plumhill. Feel free to lurk.

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    I have to skip this month nightowl. I am still in the process of purging my stuff, packing and moving to another town. Then it's back to Children'ts Hospital for my granddaughter's second heart surgery. It's going to be a tough month.
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    Please sign me up!! Yay!
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    Nightowl, it appears you will have an odd number of participants this month. So if it's not too late sign me up. I am sure I can finish my canvas on time if I just do a bit every day.
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    I haven't done anything on here in YEARS (just got the "sign in or you'll lose your account" email.. haha!), and I love this idea! Can I play even though I haven't had an itrader in a million years?

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    Welcome Barkesm and themuppet!

    I'm not sure whether to add you or not at this point vikinglady, plumhill may be getting gifted a 5x7 canvas, so I don't know whether she will be in or not. We will be even numbered with you two or without. So...hummmm....

    I'm signed up for the EAU valentine postcard swap this month so I hesitate to want to join the canvas board swap this month. After making 15 or so valentines I doubt I'd have time to do a canvas.
    Last edited by nightowl_too; 02-07-2018 at 11:24 PM.

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    Keep with your even numbers. I'll jump in next month Nightowl!
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    Ok. I hope everything goes well with your granddaughters surgery.

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    Alrighty. I've got the list

    OldsLady1992 - aginghippychic
    Kynara - debs913
    Barkesm - themuppet
    ruthe - CiCiCreates

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