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    Through The Window, Due June 26, 2020

    Swap Due Date: June 26, 2020
    Signup/Withdraw Date: June 26, 2020
    Number of ATCs: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome

    Through The Window, Due June 26, 2020




    This Window Swap will be a very open-ended. This is a swap that involves "Looking through a Window" to see whatever is on the other side of the window during this unprecedented period where many of us are staying at home, by choice or by restrictions, and if under a Stay-At-Home Order, our only view of the outside is through a window.

    When we think about looking "through" a window, we usually think of looking OUT a window.
    You can also look IN a window. What do you see OUT your window? What are you doing inside today, if someone looks IN your window?

    If you are looking OUT your window, there are the refreshing Spring days and cool evenings....... from the changing shades of green, to the different flowers and plants popping up here and there, to the splendid blue skies. Don't forget the silvery full moons, and the swelling buds on the lilacs, maples and oak trees.

    If you are looking IN a window, you may see food being prepared, and you can almost smell the wonderful aroma of home cooking, or delivered foods. Do you have holiday memories of the candles flickering beyond the windows, usually reserved for holidays, but in many windows these days? Do you see other indoor activity such as cleaning, creating, reading, streaming, sewing? Do you see posters with hand-made hearts and other signs of hope adorning street-facing windows?

    If you can get out, there are solo walks, dogs to run, and short trips to make. If you cannot get out, you can see others outside. And be sure to notice the wind gently blowing through bare branches soon to be festooned with new leaves,

    If you are inside looking out, or outside looking in, change the kind of window...Big windows or little windows; square, round, or oval windows; hand drawn or painted windows; Or experiment with the many size and shapes of Die cut windows. Draw plain windows, or use Diamond Glaze, or vellum, or acetate to make your window look more like a window, by having "glass" as part of the window. Add curtains....paper or fabric.

    Windows can be realistic, stylized or whimsical. The scene through the window can show any season, winter, summer, or fall, not just Spring, when this swap is starting, or summer, when this swap ends.
    Sunny days, cloudy nights, rain or snow.

    Windows do not have to be windows from houses, or shops, or barns. They can be an airplane window, a bird’s eye view from a birdhouse window, or a scene inside a window viewed from outside – all are fine. Let your Muse run free.
    *****Just make sure there is some kind of window in your card design, with a view of a scene on the other side of the window.




    * This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive the same number back.

    * ALL mediums and techniques are welcome. Please make sure you add some depth to your cards, whatever style you choose. Your mediums can include, but are not limited to: paper, tissue paper, crayon, acrylic, watercolor, gel pens, colored pencil, rubber stamping, ink, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, etc. Please do not take an image, cut it out, glue it to a card, and call it done. Color the background. Add some texture. Add more than one image. Make the ATC YOUR CREATION! I do ask that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

    *Please sign up by posting to this thread.
    * ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
    * All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve. This is for their protection!
    * All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
    * Please put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything! We can't give You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
    * All cards need to be sturdy enough to earn the name “card” (no floppy or flimsy paper). If it is created on a single sheet of paper, and "flimsy", please back your ATC with something stiffer, or more firm, such as a cereal box. Just as important, check for cards that are too thick. Each card must still be capable of fitting into the standard ATC sleeve. If your ATC will not fit into an ATC sleeve, it is too bulky.
    * Please confirm there is enough postage on both the envelope you send to me, and the envelope I need to send back to you.
    * If you are unsure about mailing ATCs, or just may want to pick up some good tips for shipping, here is a great link.
    http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909

    * If you are inside the U.S., please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches, with 55 cents postage, or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one extra ounce stamp if trading 6 cards, OR if your cards are extra heavy or extra bulky (or 2 forever stamps if that is easier).

    * International participants, if you have U.S. funds, or U.S. postage, it is greatly appreciated. However, since many of you do not have access to U.S. stamps, I will cover your postage. Please include a self addressed envelope 4 by 9 1/2 inches (10 x 28 cm), or if you do not have the correct size envelope, please include a large mailing label with your address and I will provide the envelope.

    * I apologize for being so demanding about the envelope size, but the postal rates in the US charge extra for thickness. When cards are stacked, or overlapped, in (a smaller) envelope, it almost always costs more to mail. If you send me a small envy, the cards get stacked. When I use the 4 inch by 9 1/2 inch business size envelopes, I can spread the cards over the area, making a THIN package, and only pay for basic (minimum) postage.

    * Cards are due IN MY HANDS by June 26, 2020. Returns will be mailed promptly.

    * A hostie card in this theme is appreciated but not at all expected!

    * Thank you for considering this swap! If you have my address from previous swaps, it hasn't changed.

    * Above all ~Have fun!!!


    Participants for Through The Window
    Due June 26, 2020

    1. TrinaLD
    2. AngelJoy
    3. SheTurtle15 -- Cards Received 5/05
    4. Ancient Planter -- Cards Received 5/15
    5. Allegrae
    6. Carol -- Cards Received 5/30
    7. An. M. Sudyka -- Cards Received 5/05
    8; chimerix -- Cards Received 5/05
    9. Boots -- Cards Received 5/13
    10. Elliejaybird -- Cards Received 5/30
    11. artbyme -- Cards Received 5/23
    12. Cleopatra -- Cards Received 5/23
    13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 5/13
    14. MissRich -- Cards Received 5/30
    15. Untamed Squid
    16. Jodi
    17. sigma
    18. Sandy
    19. Bishopsmate * ENGLAND


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    Last edited by Vicki Z; 06-01-2020 at 02:30 PM. Reason: Add/Update Participants

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    What is out your window today?

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    What are you doing inside today, if someone peeks into your window?
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 04-18-2020 at 12:43 AM. Reason: spell check didn't save me from this error, I went back and fixed it manually

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    Good grief, Vicki Z, I surely hope no one pees into my window! Please do sign me up for this swap, though, and I'll consider making a card to illustrate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinaLD View Post
    Good grief, Vicki Z, I surely hope no one pees into my window! Please do sign me up for this swap, though, and I'll consider making a card to illustrate that.

    so glad you caught that!!!!
    So much for spell check
    I will fix that spelling mistake right now.

    I also signed you up.

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    Hahaha!!! That last exchange really cracked me up! I could just envision a card for that, but I will refrain! 😁 Thank you for the invite, I accept!
    I love to trade -- just ask: Availabe for Trade

    Open swaps I'm currently hosting: Alphabetic Zentangle Adventure (M,N,O) -- due June 18, 2020, Alphabetic Zentangle Adventure (P,Q,R) -- due July 16, 2020 , and Trash and Stash Bookmarks Swap 2.0 -- due July 27, 2020

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    I would love to join the swap!

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    Welcome AngelJoy.
    I signed you up.

    Glad you enjoyed the exchange.
    I didn't know I had "made a joke" until it was pointed out by TrinaLD.
    (Best kinds of joke, really)

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    Welcome SheTurtle15, both to my swap and to this site.

    I tried to answer everything in the first post, but if anything isn't clear, ask.
    We were all new once and are eager to help others.
    I signed you up.

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    Thank you for the invite, I will see what I can do.... I saved some 'windows ' from packaging in anticipation....
    I hope the post will be back to normal by then, I had heard that US Postal service was not receiving foreign mail ATM.
    God Bless, Christine ..... www.atcwannabee.blogspot.co.uk

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    Hello Christine.
    I hope you are feeling better these days.
    See what you can do, and we will see how the world situation continues to evolve.
    Thanks for checking in.

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    So, you can choose the view? Meaning your view could be of something inside your house OR outside your house?

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    You KNOW I’m signing up for this! A favorite theme of mine and I always look forward to your Through the Window swaps! Good twist on it! I know that lots of homes around the world are putting up stuffed bears in windows, or rainbows, or hearts, for children to see on their family walks. At Easter there were Easter Eggs colored on paper. Lots of new things to see through windows during this once in a lifetime experience (at least it better be). And as someone who originally wanted to teach history, and now my nephew does teach high school history, I really like the idea of chronicling it in all sorts of ways (ATCs!) for future generations - “Billy, these are your great-great-grandma’s art cards she made of life during the great pandemic of 2020. Treat them well!” Or maybe they’ll make it to a future museum history exhibit!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    I'll play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    You KNOW I’m signing up for this! A favorite theme of mine and I always look forward to your Through the Window swaps! Good twist on it! I know that lots of homes around the world are putting up stuffed bears in windows, or rainbows, or hearts, for children to see on their family walks. At Easter there were Easter Eggs colored on paper. Lots of new things to see through windows during this once in a lifetime experience (at least it better be). And as someone who originally wanted to teach history, and now my nephew does teach high school history, I really like the idea of chronicling it in all sorts of ways (ATCs!) for future generations - “Billy, these are your great-great-grandma’s art cards she made of life during the great pandemic of 2020. Treat them well!” Or maybe they’ll make it to a future museum history exhibit!

    Welcome Ancient Planter.
    What great things are happening in the world.
    Rainbows, hearts, Easter Eggs, teddy bears, all positive symbols of love and hope.

    Yes, ATCs as a way to chronicle life.

    Whether it is
    Princess Bride, re-quoted
    or classic art, re-imagined
    or 6 Word Stories re-told
    or unique boredom busters to keep us sane
    or new food created when one is out of flour, sugar, russet potatoes, or whatever is currently being rationed

    We are making history!

    I signed you up

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    Welcome Boots and Allegrae.
    I signed you up.

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    Lurkers welcome.

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    I've had three people tell me cauliflower is a good sub for potatoes, in mashed potatoes
    and to sub for flour in pasta
    and as a chameleon ingredient to thicken soup

    I know cauliflower is good for a person,
    but it has such a "sulfur" smell and such a distinctive taste, I have not used it much.

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