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    Cool Envie Addicts Unite! April

    I'm an Envie Addict! Hopefully, there are more of you out there! What? You're a newb? What's an Envie you say? If you don't already know, Envies are altered envelopes. They can be drawn on, painted on, upcycled, collage and mix media up! Sky's the limit. Getting personal mail is nice, but getting a mini traveling museum is the best! We also allow postcards!
    So here's what I propose, let's get a good sized group going for a monthly swap. It would be a nice way to get our fix of envies on a regular basis. Let's share our ideas, links to inspiration, and get to know each other as artist.

    How the NEW sign up works:

    First, I will post a new thread like normal. For the first week I will be accepting players. Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I wanna play." Once you join, there is no withdrawing.

    Next, I will make up a partner's list and post it on the 8th or the 9th of the month. Once I have the player's list up, I will send everyone my usual monthly update via PM.

    My suggested mail out date would be the 15th, but for the most part your Envie needs to be in the hands of your partner by the last day of the month. If anything is late, there is a little forgiveness if you are communicating with your partner.

    In the past, we've had a lot of peeps that flaked on their trade. Itrader points will now play a big part in who plays in E.A.U. If you had a wonderful experience, fabulous! Leave positive points. If you had a hiccup, but your not too bent outta shape about it, leave a neutral point. If you had a total "flaker" and your experience was horrible...well then you might want to think about a negative point. (Consider yourself warned.)

    How will the points help us? I figure it this way. If you had a neutral point as a result of playing in EAU, you will be given a second chance, but a second one in a row will be considered a negative point. If you've had a negative point within 3 months no matter where you were playing, you cannot participate.


    On a lighter note, we celebrate birthdays! When you sign up and it happens to be your birthday month say, "I wanna play and I'm celebrating a birthday!" Other player's just might send ya some happy mail. ...just be sure to leave a YouRock point to those that RAK you.
    *Birthday addresses can be obtained through Kwailin777.

    Naked! Is how we send our Envies...as is. However, there has been times that mail has gone missing. If you feel that your Envie might find the same fate, you can send it, within a plain envelope. But! ... your art has to be dressed up with faux postage and addresses.

    Stuff, your Envie's with something sturdy like cereal boxes or junk mail. Send it out, but don't post a pic at AFA until you hear that your partner has received it. Save the surprise for them. Once, you get word that they have it, share it all over the place. We're nosey! We wanna see too!

    Size Rules: Your Envie has to be a minimum of 3 5/8 X 6 1/2 inches. (Small Business Envelope) ...and up...

    Celebrating an April birthday! None?
    *Birthday addresses an be obtained through Kwailin777.


    April Partner's List

    Gemininorn - Meraki
    Nicky - Pouringdiva
    Whisperingnan - Lindylu
    Tandy - Suntrade
    Jazzie - Kwailin777







    Examples/Inspiration:
    Envie Addicts Unite! Pinterest Board
    Good Mail Day
    Mail Me Art
    Mail Me Art Video
    For more ideas Google "Mail Art" and set it to images.
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    Need another hit? Try these threads to get your fix! Some of our own are waiting for you...

    MMH: Postcards by Idolores

    HD/HP/Collage Postcards by Suntrade

    PIF: Postcard Madness by Sweetest-sin

    PIF: Artcard 5x7 HD/HP by Oksana

    PIF: Plain Envie Are Overrated by Thatgeekyartgirl
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    Who's in for April?
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    I have a nice share for today, I am trying to show you a nice variety of mixed media things to do, and I think I might reactivate my Pinterest account soon...

    Altered Bottle

    And I also found this tut for a

    Hot Glue Relief Card
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    Our players so far...

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    Add me to the list... going to be a busy month but with Easter weekend I am sure to find some time for an envie
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    Welcome to EAU Meraki
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    Todays share is a basic envelope beautification tutorial, unfortunately the blog entry is not in english. I am not sure which language it is (maybe dutch?), all I can tell is it is close enough to german for me to be able to guess the words Anyway, the pictures kinda say it all...

    How To Embellish Envelopes

    And I can’t believe what I just found on Pinterest...(you might have to scroll up)

    EAU

    I think I did that just after I had my Thyroidectomy done in Germany. I was so knackered and tired and fled my inlaws I was staying with just to have some peace and quitet for an hour so I could art my envie.
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    A beautiful postcard (for March) has arrived from Tandy.

    That's a great envelope Gemininorn

    Please add me for this month
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    Has anyone try these markers? They called my attention the other day at the store. They are a little pricey, though. Dick Blick has them too.

    https://www.chameleonartproducts.com/


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    I will check out your shares when I have done my morning chores SunTrade, I hope you decide to join us this month

    I just quickly wanted to check in and announce that I received a golden card for EAU March from my partner pouringdiva, I have just left her iTrader. I just hope my envie makes it to her and doesn’t get lost on the way
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    received a wonderful Japanese envie from Bluelotusflower in last month's trade...
    Off to leave iTrader now!
    Seeya , Nicky
    ps. Hosting a Moley swap, starting January 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
    received a wonderful Japanese envie from Bluelotusflower in last month's trade...
    Off to leave iTrader now!
    So happy your envelope arrived safely, Nicky!

    D10A8040-821E-45EE-8893-4A263A187277.jpg 58E6ACAC-D32F-40BB-B402-780ABD0AC1AF.jpg
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    Gem, reactivate Pinterest?!!!! I love Pinterest! LOL! ...besides don't you wanna run into your art some more there?

    Sun, those pend look super cool. I did see them in the stores...but hmmm...now it has my attention.

    Blue, that's a mighty fine Envie! I'll get 'er pinned up!
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    Mel I must admit it was great finding my own art on Pinterest, especially the first time being on it after several months Pinterest and Facebook and also whatsapp are platforms I understand have a use, but every time I am on them they make me feel terrible and lacking. So I tend to avoid them, I guess I just dont do changing times very well...

    Bluelotusflower I love the japanese envie you made for Nicky, she is one lucky girl
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