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    Ghosts Among Us, Due October 09, 2021

    Swap Due Date: Due October 09, 2021
    Signup/Withdraw Date: Due October 09, 2021
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
    Number of Participants: Unlimited
    Medium: Any and all media and techniques are welcome




    As days get shorter and night comes sooner, shadows appear earlier and are more noticeable.

    Ghosts go by many names -- spirits, spooks, apparitions, haunts
    We may think of Helpers, Guardians, Protectors, or dearly departed relatives, that we may "see" or only "feel", but who may often council us, protect us, or in general, help us.
    Also known as "Cold Spots", "Aural Emanations"
    Specialized ghosts have specialized names, usually based on their personalities and/or activities

    Do you believe in ghosts?
    Have you ever seen a ghost, heard or felt a ghost, been helped by one, been frightened by one?
    Call them spirits, or call them ghosts, be they helpful, frightening, quiet
    Whatever form spirits or ghosts arrive in, 1 in 3 Americans believe in them. Do you?

    My Maternal Grandmother is my Guardian Ghost, and I cannot tell you how may times she has helped me, as well as created a Miracle on my behalf. I see her passing through the kitchen. I smell her backing Banana nut loaf or date bread. I smell her distinctive "White Roses" cologne when she comes to help, or when she is just "passing through". I am comforted by her presence and her continued interest and care.
    I have been told by others that they can smell their late father's aftershave, so we can "smell" ghosts as well as sense them and see them.

    Ghosts may be tied to a physical object or to a particular location.
    Ghosts may arrive with one of their personal possessions or with a piece of furniture (of theirs) you may have acquired.
    You may be surprised to know that even a "New" House can harbor "Old Spirits" if built on the footprint of an "Old Site". An "Old" House may still house the earlier inhabitants - living as ghosts, even if the "Old" house has been removed or destroyed. Have you seen the 1935 movie "The Ghost Goes West", a comedy in which a Scottish castle and its ghost are moved to Florida, a perfect example of ghosts tied to a location.

    Ghosts can often be seen or sensed by pets, and some young children, even when their owner is unaware of their presence.
    Spirits often gather around the hospital bed of a dying person, perhaps to guide them beyond death's door.
    Spirits may remain on this plane, rather than moving on, particularly if they have unfinished business, or if they died violently or unexpectedly.

    Ghosts may be naughty children, for children are the most numerous of all ghost sightings.
    .....It is theorized that perhaps they do not know they are dead, and continue to "live" and play
    They may be playful pirates, or serious battle hardened soldiers, who died in battle, or died violently
    They may be screaming Banshees, who, according to Scottish tradition, can foretell an impending death

    MIRRORS
    In the 19th Century, Victorian funeral customs demanded that mirrors be covered with crepe or veiling to prevent the deceased spirit from getting trapped in the mirror and becoming a resident ghost in that house, consequently not being able to move on to the afterlife.
    It is said that viewing a mirror by candlelight will not only show you your own reflection, but will also show you all the ghosts (and any other entities) that inhabit the place where the mirror is hung.
    Sometimes family photos would be placed face down to avoid the ghost of the dead possessing the living.

    OUIJA BOARD, SEANCES
    It is thought that ghosts and spirits may be summoned and/or communicated with through the Ouija board or during a Seance.

    AUTOMATIC WRITING
    Sometimes when a loved one passes on, they may have information they want to/need to share with those left behind.
    They may wish to grant assistance in finding lost or misplaced objects.
    For those who cannot, or don't wish to, SEE ghosts, many people have had good results with "Automatic Writing", also called "The Moving Hand".
    One takes in hand a writing instrument, poises the pen over blank paper, asks a question, clears their mind, closes their eyes, and lets their hand do the work.
    One doesn't have to believe in ghosts, or see anything spooky, one just needs to be seeking an answer.
    Of course, if the (correct) answer shows up in (dead) Mom's distinctive handwriting, it can be very spooky.

    SHE STILL WATCHES
    Do you smell her lilac cologne on a cool fall day when all the lilacs have stopped blooming? Do you see her in the morning mist, doing those things she used to do to please you, perhaps making you breakfast? Do you feel her presence at momentous events? Does she comfort you when you need her most? Can you sense she is with you?
    You should know, she loves you still.
    (This also applies to men, and the smell of Dad's aftershave.)

    CLOTHING
    Ghosts, when seen, are often wearing the same clothes worn then last alive.
    This means they may be wearing the clothing of the time period in which they lived and died, which may be much different from today’s clothing. Or they may be wearing the same clothes worn the last time you saw him/her.

    ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF GHOSTS
    Photographs have been taken of ghosts, looking like a double exposure with the outlines of trees and buildings fully visible through the body of the apparition. Make a card depicting this, use a real photograph if you have one. Also consider photographs of ghosts in haunted houses, if you visit any.....

    Try to explore other aspects of ghosts rather than just the "standard" Halloween ghost.
    Make ATCs that depict ghosts in their many forms and appearances.
    Helpful ghosts, Nasty ghosts, guardian ghosts, poltergeists......



    * 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! Please 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. I will acknowledge you and add your user name to the participant list.
    * ONLY ATCs allowed. No APCs accepted.
    * All cards need to be sent each in their own plastic sleeve.
    * All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”
    * 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 put the Swap name and your Username on the back of all cards. And please write clearly on everything!
    .....We can't give you itrades and/or You Rock! points if we don't know who you are.
    * 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 58 cents postage (Letter rates increase August 2021 from 55 cents to 58 cents for 1 ounce), or one "Forever" stamp if trading 3 cards; or one forever and one 20 cent stamp (additional ounce postage) 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/money, 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 October 09, 2021. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. Returns will be mailed promptly. Please leave iTrader for your host ONLY (me) when you receive your returns, and please take the time to leave Reputation/You Rock points for your fellow players from whom you receive cards.

    * 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. If you are new, or have not been in one of my swaps for a while, please PM me for my address when you sign up or when you are ready to mail.

    * Above all ~Have fun!!!


    Apparently I have used all my space for this post.
    Please see following post for list of participants.
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 09-11-2021 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Add/Update Participants

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    Current Participants:
    Ghosts Among Us, Due October 09, 2021

    1. Ancient Planter -- MAILED 9/13
    2. RaineyDay -- Cards Received 8/30
    3. BArox818
    4. SpottedCrow -- Cards Received 8/25
    5. RebecaG -- Cards Received 8/18
    6. Cheezyblasters
    7. Redplantlady -- Cards Received 9/17 * U.K.
    8. akunzel
    9. Boots -- Cards Received 8/13
    10. Monroy28 -- Cards Received 8/30
    11. acalla
    12. leydab -- Cards Received 9/15
    13. Vicki Z -- Cards Received 8/13
    14. John K -- Cards Received 9/21
    15. KatieV -- Cards Received 9/15
    16. CollagaintAshley
    17. TrinaLD -- MAILED 9/22


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    Last edited by Vicki Z; Yesterday at 12:35 PM. Reason: add/update participants

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    I am, of course! I almost missed seeing this one - but thank goodness I did. Please put my name on the list!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - E. Burke I have a new address as of 6/2020 so be sure to ask for it!

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    Welcome Ancient Planter.
    Happy to have you on task.
    I am delighted the ghosts pointed out this swap to you.
    I signed you upl

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    I always enjoy this one!!! Gonna lurk and hope to be back
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...hp?u=22646&c=4

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    Lurkers welcome.
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    The veil is thin. Please sign me up.
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    Welcome RaineyDay.
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    Iím in!

    I’m in, and have made my first card
    The ghost is an apparition on transparency sheet. Really subtle until light hits it a certain way
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    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...hp?u=22646&c=4

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    Welcome BArox818.
    LOVE your card.
    Really, really cool, and subtle!!

    I signed you up.

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    Lurking for now.

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    One of my favorite swaps! Please sign me up !
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    Lurkers Welcome, TrinaLD.

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    Welcome SpottedCrow.
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    Welcome RebeccaG.
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    Welcome Cheezylasters.
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    I would like to sign up please. I've had some odd experiences - when I was waiting on a trolley for an endoscopy and others had come back from the theatre saying how awful it had been - I was really scared, but I could swear I felt my dead mother's hand. I have also seen her in dreams - young again and full of personality, free from the dementia which had stolen her away long before she died...
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