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ferretgirl
01-13-2021, 04:22 AM
Due Date: March 15, 2021


Number of ATCs: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: All/Any

FINISH IT UP 9!!

This swap is a little different than most & it is totally random in the selection of ATCs that you will be receiving back. You will be making three ATCs.

The first ATC that you make will be using a randomly selected image from my stash. You can use it any way you like just as long as most of the image is recognizable. For this particular swap I will not be taking requests. You could get anything from an elephant to a refrigerator to a flower. Like I said above, you are welcome to do about anything you'd like to your image. You can color them, rip them, collage them, etc. This will be your first ATC.

The second ATC that you make will have either a sentiment, quote, poetry or possibly even just one word for you to use on your second ATC. This, too, will be totally random from my stash of stuff. I will provide this for you. Like your first ATC you can do anything you like with your word(s) be that collaging, coloring, ripping, etc. This will be your second ATC.

The third ATC will be a light-weight embellishment to use on your third ATC. It could be a few used postage stamps, word cut outs, small brads, tag, etc. Once again, you can use these anyway that you'd like to. This will also be randomly picked for you from my stash. This will be your third ATC.

To receive these items you will need to send me an envelope that has your name & addy on it & is stamped so that I can send you your items back to you. I will be sending you these three items in the mail & you'll be able to work on them after you have received them. RETURNS WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED so if you don't like the element of surprise then this is probably not a good swap for you. When you are all done with your items/ATCs then you will send them back to me the regular way & enclose a self addressed & stamped envelope for me to send your returns back in.

YOU CAN ADD LOTS OF LAYERS & EMBELLISHMENTS IF YOU'D LIKE BUT BE SURE TO SEND AN EXTRA 15 CENT FOR EACH ATC that you send in for the swap to cover for your ATCs going to the other artists. Please package well. I am going to be really firm about this because the postal machines love to "eat" thick/bulky mail.

ATCs need to arrive on or before March 15th. Late cards will be returned to the artist unswapped and neutral I-Trader given. Lack of communication and lack of ATCs will result in Neutral I-Trader given. Please, please communicate. US SWAPPERS, please send a SASE. Postage will be whatever it cost you to send it to me. International participants will need to send either US $2 or I have set up a Pay Pal account also. ALL INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO SEND A SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE OR LABEL TO GET THEIR RETURNS IN. Please label all your envelopes with your user name & swap name. Place each ATC in a plastic sleeve. An extra ATC on the subject would be greatly appreciated but is not mandatory. Please feel free to post your ATCs to the thread. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me a PM or ask in the thread. Please PM when you are ready for my address. Most international mail will take anywhere from one to two weeks to arrive in WA. Please plan accordingly. On that same note; most mail here in the US can take anywhere from two days up to 10 days so please don't wait until the last minute to send your ATCS.

Players, when you have received your return ATCs for the swap; please remember to leave I-Trader for the host (me, ferretgirl) & You Rock points for your fellow artists that you received cards from. I will have all players linked to their first post so that leaving You Rock points will be a breeze. I will leave I-Trader points for you as soon as I receive (on time) your swaps. Once again, please PM me with any questions you may have.

So don't forget: Bulky or heavily embellished swaps need to include an extra 15 cents for each ATC that is heavy or bulky. You will also be receiving RANDOMLY PICKED ATCs; if you don't like the element of surprise then this will not be a fun swap for you. This is meant to be a fun, challenging kind of swap & I hope that we will see some really phenomenal artwork. Let's do this!!

Fierce Armadillo RECEIVED
Monroy28 RECEIVED
Elliejaybird RECEIVED
kehlenn RECEIVED
JavaZarf RECEIVED
Ikcimerk RECEIVED
BluSkyHare RECEIVED
LauraM540 RECEIVED
NancyL RECEIVED
CiCiCreates RECEIVED
AngelJoy RECEIVED

Fierce Armadillo
01-13-2021, 02:55 PM
I like this idea and I'd like to join.

Monroy28
01-13-2021, 05:43 PM
Love it..I am in

Elliejaybird
01-13-2021, 07:50 PM
This sounds awesome. I'll message you for your address.

ferretgirl
01-13-2021, 08:07 PM
Sounds goo, ladies. Welcome to the swap. Address being sent now....

kehlenn
01-14-2021, 12:25 AM
I like what happened last time I did this swap so sign me up please.

ferretgirl
01-14-2021, 02:57 AM
Sure thing, kehlenn!!

JavaZarf
01-14-2021, 07:19 AM
Sign me up!
This is always a fun challenge!!

ferretgirl
01-14-2021, 04:58 PM
Welcome JavaZarf!

Ikcimerk
01-14-2021, 05:23 PM
Would love to be included in this one. Only concern is USPS timing. If you give me your address, I'll get my sase to you in the mail immediately. Thanks so much!!

ferretgirl
01-15-2021, 03:15 AM
Actually, mail times have been doing better lately. I will get you signed up, Ikcimerk & wait for your envelope.....

BluSkyHare
01-15-2021, 08:33 AM
I am very interested, ferretgirl. I understand that we send you a SASE to get the items (so that's two times postage), then we mail back the finished cards with a SASE for traded returns (that another two times the postage), but I don't understand "BE SURE TO SEND AN EXTRA 15 CENT FOR EACH ATC that you send in for the swap to cover for your ATCs going to the other artists".
Does that mean if I send 1 heavily embellished finished card I need to enclose a 15cent stamp in my return envelope to you?

CiCiCreates
01-15-2021, 08:15 PM
Ferretgirl, if your address hasn’t changed in 4 years, then I have it. Please sign me up and I will mail my envelope ASAP.

ferretgirl
01-16-2021, 05:24 AM
I am very interested, ferretgirl. I understand that we send you a SASE to get the items (so that's two times postage), then we mail back the finished cards with a SASE for traded returns (that another two times the postage), but I don't understand "BE SURE TO SEND AN EXTRA 15 CENT FOR EACH ATC that you send in for the swap to cover for your ATCs going to the other artists".
Does that mean if I send 1 heavily embellished finished card I need to enclose a 15cent stamp in my return envelope to you?

BluSkyHare, You send me a SASE & I send it back to you with your items to use. You then send me your finished ATCs with a SASE so I can send you your returns. The extra 15 cent stamp is if you have heavy/thick ATCs to help send to your partners. When I first started doing this swap I paid for everything & it ended up being a pretty good chunk of money for me. We just don't have that kind of money anymore for me to do that.

ferretgirl
01-16-2021, 05:25 AM
Hi CiCiCreates! Yep same address forever until I can move next to a tropical beach:twitcy:

BluSkyHare
01-16-2021, 07:08 AM
Got it, ferretgirl. I'll PM you for your address (I think I have it but want to be sure).

LauraM540
01-16-2021, 09:40 AM
This sounds super fun! I'd love to sign up for it.. I will get that self addressed stamped envelope out on monday!

NancyL
01-16-2021, 12:05 PM
Please add me. I think I have your address, so my envelope to you could go out today.

CiCiCreates
01-16-2021, 03:30 PM
Ferretgirl, I just mailed my stamped envelope to you. I’m just posting here so I will have a record of the date.

Elliejaybird
01-16-2021, 04:55 PM
Sent you my stamped envelope

ferretgirl
01-17-2021, 05:31 AM
Boy, I better get my drawing hat ready. I've got all kinds of cool stuff to add to this swap for everyone....

BluSkyHare
01-18-2021, 04:00 PM
Mailing my SASE tomorrow. :)

ferretgirl
01-20-2021, 05:19 AM
Yay!! Yesterday's mail brought in a bunch of envelopes!!:jiggy: Will get them back out in the mail either today or tomorrow!! Received from:

JavaZarf
FierceArmadillo
mrubyjean
Monroy

And someone I have no idea who they are as they didn't list their AFA name: Elisabeth Mazzilli

ferretgirl
01-21-2021, 04:24 AM
Bumping us up....

ferretgirl
01-23-2021, 05:33 AM
Got envelopes from CiCiCreates & NancyL.

AngelJoy
01-23-2021, 05:27 PM
Oooo, I LOVE these swaps! I will get my envelope on its way to you on Monday!

ferretgirl
01-23-2021, 09:46 PM
Got an envelope from BluSkyHare!!

ferretgirl
01-23-2021, 09:47 PM
Oooo, I LOVE these swaps! I will get my envelope on its way to you on Monday!

Sounds good, AngelJoy!

Monroy28
01-25-2021, 06:26 PM
I GOT MY ENVELOPE...... COLLETTE YOU ARE REALLY CHALLENGING ME WITH 3 ITEMS...lol

BUT I KNOW THE LESS YOU HAVE THE MORE CREATIVE PEOPLE BECOME...WORKINGON IT TONIGHT.

ferretgirl
01-26-2021, 03:55 AM
I GOT MY ENVELOPE...... COLLETTE YOU ARE REALLY CHALLENGING ME WITH 3 ITEMS...lol

BUT I KNOW THE LESS YOU HAVE THE MORE CREATIVE PEOPLE BECOME...WORKINGON IT TONIGHT.

Wow that was super duper fast!!

JavaZarf
01-26-2021, 07:03 AM
I got my envelope yesterday.
Now to get ideas from those fun goodies!

Elliejaybird
01-26-2021, 01:18 PM
I just got my envelope. Sorry, I was the mysterious guest who forgot to include my name💙

Elliejaybird
01-27-2021, 09:25 AM
Received my envelope. I was the mysterious guest. 😐

CiCiCreates
01-28-2021, 06:15 PM
My envelope of three great “prompts” arrived today. Already have some fun ideas!

kehlenn
01-29-2021, 10:09 PM
My envelope of goodies arrived yesterday (Thursday).

JavaZarf
01-30-2021, 03:48 PM
I was really glad at the items i got. They almost look like art by themselves.

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BluSkyHare
01-31-2021, 08:54 AM
My wonderful items arrived yesterday. Ready to start the challenge!!

Monroy28
02-01-2021, 02:10 AM
you got me ferret girl! i am stumped....i am going to put it aside again and go back to it.

Fierce Armadillo
02-02-2021, 05:47 PM
Address to send completed cards is the same as the address for the envelope, right? :D

Monroy28
02-03-2021, 01:23 PM
FerretGirl day 4....those crazy velvet ribbons you gave me are driving me bananas..... what to do with them are plagueING me.

Elliejaybird
02-03-2021, 09:46 PM
Dropping my finished cards in the mail tomorrow!

pithier
02-04-2021, 03:03 PM
Hey FG! I was excited to see one of these swaps. Do you think I'll still have time to play if I get my envelope out to you tomorrow?

NancyL
02-04-2021, 05:49 PM
I've made 2 of my cards.

AngelJoy
02-04-2021, 06:09 PM
I'm still waiting for my envelope of goodies to come.

Fierce Armadillo
02-05-2021, 06:55 AM
Cards are in the mail!

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Monroy28
02-05-2021, 03:49 PM
I can not believe this . I am done. I wish I can show you pictures...I really did magic with thsee cards. I will be dropping then in the post office today.

BluSkyHare
02-05-2021, 04:44 PM
Love your cards Fierce Armadillo, especially the one with the heron.

My cards are done. I'll post pics shortly.

BluSkyHare
02-07-2021, 11:26 AM
Here's a link to my cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=563006

AngelJoy
02-07-2021, 12:20 PM
Here's a link to my cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=563006

Gorgeously colorful cards! I love them all!

Arc2dreams
02-09-2021, 12:07 AM
Hi there. I thought I signed up for this already but I see I haven't. Did I happen to send you cards?

AngelJoy
02-09-2021, 12:09 AM
Still no envelope. :(

ferretgirl
02-09-2021, 03:14 AM
Hey FG! I was excited to see one of these swaps. Do you think I'll still have time to play if I get my envelope out to you tomorrow?

Yep, that should be fine;)

ferretgirl
02-09-2021, 03:16 AM
I'm still waiting for my envelope of goodies to come.

Nothing from you yet but mail is still running a bit slow. Let's give it another day or so.....
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ferretgirl
02-09-2021, 03:18 AM
Hi there. I thought I signed up for this already but I see I haven't. Did I happen to send you cards?

I haven't gotten anything, no.

ferretgirl
02-09-2021, 03:20 AM
I can't remember if I told you guys or not but you need to write on the back what you used on each ATC. Or at least number them 1 for the image, 2 for the words/sentiment & 3 for the embellishment.

Fierce Armadillo
02-09-2021, 10:42 AM
I can't remember if I told you guys or not but you need to write on the back what you used on each ATC. Or at least number them 1 for the image, 2 for the words/sentiment & 3 for the embellishment.

Oh no! I did not do this.
(I did not get a "words or sentiment" in my goodies, I think my #2 item was numbers?)

ferretgirl
02-10-2021, 04:55 AM
All righty then; got some ATCs in the mail yesterday:

Fierce Armadillo (What was your third item? The background paper?) Thank you for the host ATC!!

LauraM540

elliejaybird (What were your items? I recognized the KFC one but not the rest) Appreciate the host ATC!!

Monroy28 Thanks for the host ATC, too!!

Good job, ladies......

ferretgirl
02-11-2021, 03:11 AM
Yay! More ATCs arriving.

kehlenn Your ATCs are in & I love the fox host ATC; thank you!!

NancyL Your ATCs also arrived & thank you for the extra book pages!!

ferretgirl
02-11-2021, 03:17 AM
AngelJoy, guess what came in the mail today? It is dated from January 26th!! Also your return envelope got sealed shut in the process of sending it to me so it had to be taped up pretty good to send your items back to you. Just a head's up...

JavaZarf
02-13-2021, 04:44 PM
I finally finished it up:

Item one: Image - (seahorse - I got 2 so made 2 cards)

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Item two: Word (clothing tag)

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Item three: Embellishment (origami paper)

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AngelJoy
02-13-2021, 05:38 PM
AngelJoy, guess what came in the mail today? It is dated from January 26th!! Also your return envelope got sealed shut in the process of sending it to me so it had to be taped up pretty good to send your items back to you. Just a head's up...

Thank goodness it finally made it! I will take it in whatever condition it comes in at this point... :) USPS has been challenging for me lately. I'm relieved it finally got there.

ferretgirl
02-16-2021, 04:36 AM
How is everyone doing? We have quite a few ATCs in; may swap out early if no one else signs up....

CiCiCreates
02-16-2021, 05:38 AM
I just finished my set and will post pictures soon. This was a fun challenge!

JavaZarf
02-16-2021, 10:56 AM
mailing my cards today

AngelJoy
02-16-2021, 11:05 AM
How is everyone doing? We have quite a few ATCs in; may swap out early if no one else signs up....

I haven't received my goodies yet. Maybe today, hopefully. I will work on them and get them to you ASAP.

ferretgirl
02-17-2021, 04:09 AM
AngelJoy, No rush; you've got until March 15th to get them sent.

ferretgirl
02-17-2021, 04:10 AM
Maiil call

BluSkyHare your ATCs have arrived:wub:

CiCiCreates
02-18-2021, 08:31 PM
My image was this cute stamped girl. I gave her a new blue collaged gown and fairy wings.

CiCiCreates
02-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Second challenge was to illustrate a word, and mine was "favorite".

CiCiCreates
02-18-2021, 08:34 PM
Third challenge was to use a provided embellishment. Mine was the baker's twine which I made into a braided rug. The rest of the room is hand-drawn with colored pencils (and brighter than this picture!)

CiCiCreates
02-18-2021, 08:35 PM
This is my host card for Ferretgirl. Colors are so much brighter in real life, sorry!

AngelJoy
02-18-2021, 10:19 PM
Third challenge was to use a provided embellishment. Mine was the baker's twine which I made into a braided rug. The rest of the room is hand-drawn with colored pencils (and brighter than this picture!)

Very clever!

ferretgirl
02-19-2021, 06:02 AM
This is my host card for Ferretgirl. Colors are so much brighter in real life, sorry!

Thank you so much!! I love him & I love what you did with your pieces....

CiCiCreates
02-23-2021, 04:52 PM
Just a heads up - my cards were mailed this morning.

ferretgirl
02-28-2021, 05:36 AM
JavaZarf, Your swaps are in; thank you for the host ATC;)

AngelJoy
02-28-2021, 09:52 AM
I still haven't received my envelope of goodies. I hope it comes soon so I have time to get them done!

ferretgirl
03-01-2021, 04:57 AM
I still haven't received my envelope of goodies. I hope it comes soon so I have time to get them done!

You still haven't got it? I sent that ages ago....

AngelJoy
03-01-2021, 09:57 AM
You still haven't got it? I sent that ages ago....

I know!!! It took forever for my SASE to make it to you originally, too. I'm praying it gets here today so it can make it back to you by deadline... sigh. USPS has truly been snail mail for me for months!

AngelJoy
03-02-2021, 09:14 PM
FINALLY! I received the envelope of goodies! I will start on my cards tomorrow and get them out ASAP.

AngelJoy
03-04-2021, 01:58 PM
These are going in the mail today, hopefully they will make it by deadline!

1 item - cherub
2 sentiment - scripted heart
3 embellishment - doily

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I am also sending a special host goodie.

dbuffum
03-05-2021, 04:39 PM
I'd like to join!

dbuffum
03-05-2021, 04:49 PM
I just joined but is it too late?

ferretgirl
03-09-2021, 04:08 AM
CiCiCreates - Your ATCs are here!!

ferretgirl
03-10-2021, 03:48 AM
Ikcimerk, Your ATCs arrived yesterday!!

ferretgirl
03-16-2021, 03:04 AM
AngelJoy your ATCs came in on Saturday. So I'll get these swapped out this week & returns sent before Monday. Thanks to everyone that participated:jiggy:

AngelJoy
03-16-2021, 11:24 AM
So glad they made it! Looking forward to the returns!

ferretgirl
03-22-2021, 04:01 AM
Is there anyone here that would not mind getting a religious ATC? Thought I'd better ask first....

CiCiCreates
03-22-2021, 06:10 AM
I’m fine with it.

BluSkyHare
03-22-2021, 07:29 AM
I'm good with it, too, ferretgirl.

AngelJoy
03-22-2021, 09:35 AM
Ok by me.

AngelJoy
03-30-2021, 06:17 PM
Thank you, ferretgirl, for hosting and for the great returns from Fierce Armadillo, Ikcimerk, and CiCiCreates.

LauraM540
04-01-2021, 04:29 PM
This was a cute swap, thanks for hosting Colleen! Got great cards from Dulee- love the Mermaid! Kitty card from Fierce Armadillo and Nature Scene from Blue Sky Hare

BluSkyHare
04-02-2021, 07:19 AM
Great cards received from JavaZarf, Fierce Armadillo and CiCiCreates. Fun swap, ferretgirl!

JavaZarf
04-04-2021, 09:24 AM
I received my interesting assortment of finished up cards.
Thank you ferretgirl for such an interesting swap.
And thanks to the players Monroy28, CiCiCreeates and Elliejaybird for their colorful cards.

Monroy28
04-19-2021, 05:38 PM
I am now just getting around to giving thanks to everyone. After 30 days with out a studio and limited computer time, things are getting back to normal for me. Thank you to blueskyhare, java Zarf, Nancy L and our wonderful hostess.