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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Open ATC Swap, Due Feb. 18

    Due date: Feb. 18
    Signup/withdrawal date: Feb. 12
    Number of Players: Unlimited
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3
    Media: Open - Collage, Mixed Media, Hand-drawn/hand-painted

    Yes! It’s all about you! Please create 3 cards as follows:
    THE FIRST CARD should show a birthday cake. Make it any shape, and decorate it as you like, using whatever colors you wish (maybe your favorite colors, since this is all about you). Put candles on it, or just write Happy Birthday.
    THE SECOND CARD should illustrate your birthstone. It can be an image of a faceted gem, or can be mounted in a piece of jewelry, a necklace or ring, etc. (You can use real rhinestones, but they need to be small, under 1/8” high).
    THE THIRD CARD should depict the flower of your birthday month, as a single flower, or in a bouquet or vase. Birthstones and flowers for each month are listed for your reference.

    NOTE: I will be checking our AFA calendar, and please mention it here on the thread, if your actual birthday falls anywhere during the swap dates (when posted, up until the due date, 12/12 - 2/18) and you will receive a little surprise with your returns.

    JAN - Garnet; red carnation or snowdrop
    FEB - Amethyst; Violet
    MAR - Aquamarine; Daffodil
    APR - Diamond; Daisy or Sweet Pea
    MAY - Emerald; Lily or Lily-of-the-Valley
    JUNE - Pearl; Rose
    JULY - Ruby; Delphinium
    AUG - Peridot; Gladiolus or Poppy
    SEPT - Sapphire; Blue Aster
    OCT - Opal; Marigold or Morning Glory
    NOV - Topaz; Yellow Mum
    DEC - Turquoise; Holly or Poinsettia

    Guidelines and Mailing:
    - Please PM me for my address when ready to mail.
    - Each ATC should measure 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” and be placed in an individual sleeve.
    - Lightly tape together, slightly overlapping if necessary, using Painters tape or Washi tape. It needs to be a CARD, not a PAPER, be sure it isn’t flimsy.
    - Please include an address label and one Forever stamp for returns. INTERNATIONALS, please send a Global Forever stamp or a $1 bill, plus your clearly written address label.

    An extra host card is always appreciated but never necessary.

    Happy Celebrants:

    1. Pouringdiva - RECEIVED
    2. Donnacr (AUSTRALIA) - 1/10 - RECEIVED
    3. WITHDRAWN
    4. Miss Fame - RECEIVED
    5. An.M.Sudyka - RECEIVED
    6. Ancient Planter - 2/2 - RECEIVED
    7. Iidajenni (FINLAND) - 1/23
    Last edited by CiCiCreates; 02-18-2020 at 02:59 PM.
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    Here are sample cards (HD/HP) for my own birthday month (July).
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    Sorry, those pics loaded in reverse order.
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    Sounds like fun, but I have to lurk for now.

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    Welcome to lurk, Suzi. Still lots of time.
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    I am lurking, 2. So r u providing the envelopes then?

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    I will lurk for now. A great idea and my Birth Month is July also

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    Yes, Ferretgirl, I will provide envelopes for returns. All I need from you is the address label and a stamp. Welcome to lurk, and you as well, Terri F.
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    I never really liked my birth month flower. The birthstone yes, the flower no.

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    I love the idea!! I am so in.

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    Yay, Pouringdiva - You are Number One!
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    A fun swap idea! But I must lurk for now...

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    I'm very tempted since I have a Big One (60) falling on Feb. 2 and need something to celebrate... but I think I must lurk for now. Holidays and our anniversary require too much attention at the moment.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    AP, you are welcome to lurk. I’m glad you are subscribed now, so you can’t forget us, and I knew it would be rough so near the holidays. But I did try to give plenty of time for players to begin just after Christmas. Also, your birthday falls within the swap dates. You simply must indulge yourself....when you feel comfortable.
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    Lalka, Hi! I’m glad you found us, I was considering PMing you, your work is always wonderful.
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    Ancient Planter - I am also celebrating the big 60 this/next year but on Jan 10. Sign me up, this looks like fun!

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    Welcome, Donnacr!
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    My birthday is in November. I sure do like cards with birthday cake on them. BUT I really dont like cake. I prefer pie and cheesecake. But again love cupcake cards and cake cards. I am still lurking.

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    Hi CQ5! My husband’s birthday is in November also - the eighth. How funny, I’ve always preferred pie to cake too. But a cake sure can be decorated beautifully (especially a wedding cake). Wonder if we will have any players who do cake decorating?? Hope you follow along and join us at some point, CQ.
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    Lurking... returns are the week of my birthday, so maybe I ought to join

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    Yes, you ought to, Lynds, but you are certainly welcome to lurk until you feel ready.
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