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    Valentine Mail Art PAT (pick a theme) - Due Feb 1, 2019

    Swap Due Date – February 1, 2019 (to hopefully get returns back by Valentine's Day)
    Swap Sign up Date - closed to new signups
    Withdraw Date - None (once you choose your theme there is no changing groups, themes or withdrawing)
    Number of Players - 8 groups of 5 players each

    ~ A Note on Choosing Themes – Since Valentine is the main "theme" of everything, you should choose a secondary theme. Whatever theme is chosen it should be combined with Valentine. If you choose Cats, the theme is Valentine Cats. If you choose Vintage it will be Valentine Vintage. make sense?
    Valentine = anything with hearts, love, etc...
    (to keep things spicy, you can alternatively choose ANTI-valentine or SNARKY-valentine if you'd like. You will need to specify tho because I will make it regular Valentine otherwise.)


    To participate, you need to have a +15 itrader, no negatives in the past 6 months, no neutrals in the past 3 months.

    The Important Basics:
    - Please measure your paper carefully and cut your sides even. I will not accept anything that's more than and eighth of an inch off the correct size.
    - Please make them sturdy. At least 2 layers.
    - If you use thick embellishments on your cards, please include a .21 stamp for each card to cover “non-machinable” to it’s new home. (please consider NOT using thick or bumpy embellishments for cards that I will have to mail internationally!! It can add a whole dollar or more to the postage!)
    - Originals only - no copies or prints (prints meaning duplicates of original artwork).
    - Please only send work you are proud of.
    - Please write on the back of each card who the card is for and group number.
    - Late cards (regardless of the reason: health, personal tragedy, job demands, etc.) may result in a neutral iTrader from the hostess. (envelopes postmarked Feb 1st or after WILL receive a neutral iTrader from me). No cards will result in a negative from the hostess and each group member. The only exception to these would be if the postal system is at fault. This is why you need to post your pictures (either here or in your gallery ON SITE) and let me know you've mailed.
    *Please do not mail 2-3 days before the due date and expect them to be on time, this is inconsiderate to your fellow group players.

    Postage Requirements:

    US - clearly write or type your address in black or blue (not a pastel blue...) on a mailing label or piece of paper, your address should be at least 1" x 2" - please do not send SASEs! I prefer using my own envelopes.
    (no return address labels, they're too small)
    1 group - .50 (forever) or .71 (recommended for collage)
    2 groups - two forever stamps

    International - clearly write or type your address on a mailing label or piece of paper - I will provide envelopes
    1 group - $1 USD or US Global Stamp, Paypal or your own country's postage equivalent for that weight
    2 groups - $2 USD or US Global Stamp, Paypal or your own country's postage equivalent for that weight
    (I love international postage and can sometimes use them for international swaps )

    Please PM me for my address when you are ready to mail. If you post your request for my addy in the thread, I can almost guarantee that I will not see it right away. I'm still in Dix, IL if you have my addy from a previous swap, but please let me know that you've mailed!

    When you receive your returns for the swap, please remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) so I know you're returns have arrived and iTraders for each member of your group. (not rep points)

    Please choose your theme within 48 hours (2 days) of signing up or you may lose your spot
    Last edited by Kynara; 01-10-2019 at 03:08 AM.
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    Clicking on a person's name will take you to their iTrader pages to make it easier to give iTraders (not you rock points) when you receive your cards

    Reminder: All themes should be 'Easy' themes. If you have any questions about themes or groups please let me know.

    Group 1 - Inchies (1" x 1") - HD/HP or MM/Collage (3 for each group member)
    1. Donnacr - heart with an arrow
    2. Robin - Cupcake With A Heart - returns received
    3. Smidgen - Hearts dangling on strings - returns received
    4. Rosecake - dealer’s choice, whatever your ♥️ desires - returns received
    closed

    Group 2 - Twinchies (2" x 2") - HD/HP or MM/Collage (2 for each group member)
    1. Donnacr - broken heart
    2. Robin - Mushroom With A Heart - returns received
    closed

    FULL Group 3 - ATcoins (2 1/2" diameter) - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. ali - steampunk with a red heart somewhere on it - returns received
    2. Carol - dog(s) with hearts
    3. Terri F - Hens with hearts - returns received
    4. smallgirl - donkey or donkeys and hearts - returns received
    5. Allegrae - sailors

    FULL Group 4 - ATCoins (2 1/2" diameter) - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. Allegrae - Bacon & egg love
    2. Foxglove - colorful and grungy with a deep red or bright red heart - returns received
    3. pouringdiva - pink valentine with at least 2 pink hearts
    4. huddlestonmollie - valentine cats - returns received
    5. dithespy - Steampunk

    Group 5 - Rolos (2 1/4 x 4) - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. Foxglove - geeky valentine - returns received
    2. Sorxia - Steampunk Valentine
    closed

    Group 6 - Hearts (flat hearts, not like the dimensional heart swaps we've had lately: at least 2" x 2" but no more than 3" x 3") - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. CiCiCreatess - pink flower valentines - returns received
    2. ali - snarky/anti-valentine - returns received
    3. Vegan4animals - monochrome red Zentangle
    4. sweetgypsy - vintage romance
    closed

    FULL Group 7 - ATCoins (2 1/2" diameter) - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. Vegan4animals - vintage
    2. Sorxia - Valentine Birthday Celebration, with a red heart somewhere
    3. miss - anatomical hearts
    4. sweetgypsy - Snarky Valentine's
    5. katelnorth - Valentines with a bird

    Group 8 - Postcard (4" x 6") - HD/HP or MM/Collage
    1. pouringdiva - pink valentine with at least 2 pink hearts
    2. Terri F - Dappled Black and Tan Dachshund with Red Heart - returns received
    3. mwilding - a heart in hand -folk art theme - returns received
    4. stephiedee - artist's choice - returns received
    closed
    Last edited by Kynara; 02-20-2019 at 01:43 AM.
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    Group 4, please! Theme TBA.

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    I'm in, I'm in!! Man....I want to join all of them! However, could you please sign me up for the rolo (group 5) and the ATCoins/Circles (group 4)?

    Rolos - Geeky valentine in any medium. (As in Geek TV, like Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek.) I will update my profile, but I welcome any interpretation of 'geeky'.

    Coins/Circles. Colorful and grungy, with a deep red or bright red heart. I like the 52-card pick-up style, if anyone wants to google that, but defintely would like a deep red or bright red heart.

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    Sign me up for snarky post cards (group 8) and snarky rolos (group 5)

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    sign me up for Gp 1 with heart with an arrow through it and Gp 2 with broken heart. Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    I'm in, I'm in!! Man....I want to join all of them! However, could you please sign me up for the rolo (group 5) and the ATCoins/Circles (group 4)?

    Rolos - Geeky valentine in any medium. (As in Geek TV, like Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek.) I will update my profile, but I welcome any interpretation of 'geeky'.

    Coins/Circles. Colorful and grungy, with a deep red or bright red heart. I like the 52-card pick-up style, if anyone wants to google that, but defintely would like a deep red or bright red heart.
    Just a reminder, it's only "easy" themes. I can put geeky valentine if you want but you can't request TV shows (if they choose to use a tv show that's fine)

    same with the 52 card pickup style. a little too specific.

    this is what I can put your themes as:

    rolos - geeky valentine
    coins - colorful and grungy with a deep red or bright red heart

    will that work ok for you?
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    welcome everyone!! I was kinda worried the theme and mail art choices wouldn't go over well but it looks like it will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kynara View Post
    Just a reminder, it's only "easy" themes. I can put geeky valentine if you want but you can't request TV shows (if they choose to use a tv show that's fine)
    rolos - geeky valentine
    coins - colorful and grungy with a deep red or bright red heart
    will that work ok for you?
    Yeah - I figured those were easy themes - geeky, and I listed examples for anyone reading the thread. Same with the coin descriptions, with example of the 52-card pickup style for anyone reading the thread.
    Last edited by Foxglove; 11-27-2018 at 10:26 PM.

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    Me please. I would like to join Group 4 and Group 8- Theme for both -Pink Valentine with at least 2 Pink hearts on ATCoin and postcard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    Yeah - I figured those were easy themes - geeky, and I listed examples for anyone reading the thread. Same with the coin descriptions, with example of the 52-card pickup style for anyone reading the thread.
    yessss but giving challenging examples to your easy themes is not necessary. an easy theme should not need an example. lol

    I just don't want anyone to feel pressured to use your challenging examples.
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    welcome pouringdiva!
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    Theme for Group 4: Bacon & egg love

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    Kynara - will you please sign me up for Group 4. My subject will be cats. Thanks! Mollie (huddlestonmollie)

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    gotcha down Allegrae (cool theme!)

    welcome huddlestonmollie!
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    Can I start Group 6 (Hearts) with theme as pink flower valentines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CiCiCreates View Post
    Can I start Group 6 (Hearts) with theme as pink flower valentines?
    welcome! (i was hoping someone would try that group )
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    I’m thinking about this. Could a theme be “ your style” or “dealer’s choice,” meaning the artist could do their own style and subject for you? If not, I have some other ideas lined up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosecake View Post
    I’m thinking about this. Could a theme be “ your style” or “dealer’s choice,” meaning the artist could do their own style and subject for you? If not, I have some other ideas lined up.
    yup, i'm cool with that

    which group(s) do you want?
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    Could I have Group 4 - Steampunk, please?

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