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Bluevioletz
02-13-2021, 07:51 PM
Due Date: April 29, 2021
Withdraw by Date: April 22, 2021
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Open Media

Theme: When Pigs Fly
Pigs can be fun, whimsical and carefree which makes them such a joy to look at. For this swap, the only requirement is to include at least one pig per card. The rest is up to you. Feel free to take this theme where your creativity leads you and enjoy the process.

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Details

Send 3 original designed artist trading cards (measuring 2.5” x 3.5”)
A 4th “hostie” artist trading card would be greatly appreciated but is not required
Add on the back of each card: your real name, username, date, city/state or country, swap name
YES: include at least 1 pig per ATC
NO: prints, digital, white backgrounds
Upon receiving your cards, leave an iTrader for me, your host, and Reputation Points via this thread for the artists of the cards you receive

Mailing

PM me for my address (if you mailed to me in the past, it is the same)
Send each card in individual sleeves
USA players: include 1 Forever stamp
International players: Send $1
Include an address label
I will provide envelopes

Artists taking flight

Bluevioletz
Eatsleepwriteabook
Ikcimerk
Monroy28
Allegrae
Carnival
Raineyday
Dezineliz
Crossfirekitty
Dithespy
SpottedCrow
Castlequeen
LuAnnP
OrigamiGrace
Jenurebel
Bramble
CatLadybj


withdrew: Evalila, Donnacr, Art_junkie, MeOwnDesigns

EatSleepWriteABook
02-14-2021, 12:29 AM
This sounds like fun. I would like to join, please.

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 09:11 AM
Welcome Eatsleepwriteabook!

Ikcimerk
02-14-2021, 10:07 AM
What are the odds? 2 days ago, I bought a 4-sided stamp with flying pigs on all sides. I am so in on this one !!

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 10:13 AM
@Ikcimerk: OMG, I GOT THE SAME STAMP, lol....which is why I created this swap. :twitcy:

Welcome to the swap, it's going to be a blast! :D

Monroy28
02-14-2021, 02:19 PM
I am so happy you are doing this one. It was on my list(50 swaps) of swaps to do.
I love love the whole when pigs fly!
I am in!

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 06:16 PM
Awesome, you're added Monroy28!

Allegrae
02-15-2021, 05:43 AM
Would love the join!

carnival
02-15-2021, 08:10 AM
I’ve not been on here for a while so what better way to start again by joining in a When Pigs Fly swap, if that’s ok ��

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 08:38 AM
Allegrae, welcome, welcome!

Carnival, welcome back and so happy you want to join us, this is a fun one so a great way to get back into atcs!

Donnacr
02-15-2021, 08:57 AM
So my pig doesn't have to fly, as long as he is a pig? Love pigs - sign me up, please.

RaineyDay
02-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Please sign me up! thanks

dezineliz
02-15-2021, 01:21 PM
Can I join?

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 03:42 PM
Welcome Donnacr, Raineyday, and Dezineliz!

Donnacr, that's correct, the pigs don't have to fly. Your house on how to show them. :D

JenUrebel
02-15-2021, 05:42 PM
Lurking. I have pigs to play with. Maybe I can make them fly :)

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 06:15 PM
I know you can Jenurebel! Can't wait for you to join us! ;)

CrossFireKitty
02-17-2021, 07:55 PM
I'd love to join this swap, my first in many years :)

Bluevioletz
02-17-2021, 10:16 PM
Fabulous, welcome back and welcome to the swap Crossfirekitty!

Evalila
02-18-2021, 09:07 AM
I´d like to join, please :)

carnival
02-18-2021, 10:32 AM
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Two of my cards done, hope they’re ok

dithespy
02-18-2021, 11:27 AM
Me too, please! I love pigs.

SpottedCrow
02-18-2021, 01:55 PM
Please sign me up ! :)

This will be fun . Does a wild boar count as a pig?

TrinaLD
02-18-2021, 07:26 PM
I'm intrigued and will lurk here a bit to see what I come up with.

Bluevioletz
02-18-2021, 08:32 PM
Carnival, what a great way to get us started, your cards are wonderful! :D

Bluevioletz
02-18-2021, 08:33 PM
Welcome Dithespy & SpottedCrow!!!

TrinaLD, we hope to entice you to join! ;)

CastleQueen5
02-19-2021, 08:59 PM
I adopted The whole " when pigs fly" as a motto for battling cancer. Like a statement of HOPE and determination. My husband was facing some dire statistic for his cancer battle. He was victorious btw and beat the odds. So it continues to be my status symbol for hope or faith in the face of some dire statistics with my ovarian cancer, which I am beating.

I even added Flying pigs to a few Wish lists over on Swap-bot. I got some too, One person added lace to a pig shaped paper clip. It is so ding dang cute.

I do have a flying pig stamp and other pig stamps. I wasnt a HOG wild about pigs before this, honest.

So add me to the list please.

Bluevioletz
02-20-2021, 11:17 AM
Wow, Castlequeen, I'm so happy this theme resonates with you and encourages you to feel hope and be determined to win this battle. I really believe in serendipity and the idea of the universe giving you signs to encourage you. I hope that is how you are feeling about this swap! Adding you to the list! :D

dithespy
02-21-2021, 08:52 AM
My pigs are ready to fly to Phoenix!

221269 Flower Power 221270 I'm ready for my close up
221271 The Donald Pig 221272 Sashay Away

Bluevioletz
02-21-2021, 11:32 AM
those piggies are awesome Dithespy!

zhouzhou
02-21-2021, 11:53 AM
Lurking with interest...

Bluevioletz
02-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Yay, I hope you join us Zhouzhou!

catladybj
02-22-2021, 01:34 AM
Lurking

SpottedCrow
02-22-2021, 12:30 PM
Some piggy's are in the house! This is what I came up with. I hope they are ok ?

CastleQueen5
02-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Oh Prex the tiny pig with the propeller hat is so adorable. All you cards are super unique the Steampunk pig,comes to mind as very unique.

LuAnnP
02-22-2021, 05:40 PM
This looks like fun. Please sign me up!

Bluevioletz
02-22-2021, 08:36 PM
Those are fabulous SpottedCrow! So many great ideas and how do you find just the perfect image!?

Yay, welcome LuAnnP!

OrigamiGrace
02-23-2021, 09:10 AM
Sign me up please!

Bluevioletz
02-23-2021, 09:21 PM
Yay, welcome OrigamiGrace!

Monroy28
02-24-2021, 12:19 AM
My pigs are ready to fly to you.

Bluevioletz
02-24-2021, 09:07 AM
Excellent Monroy28, I will be on the lookout!

Bluevioletz
02-25-2021, 07:09 PM
Mail Call! Dezineliz, your fabulous flying pigs have flown in!

art_junkie
02-25-2021, 09:51 PM
me please

Bluevioletz
02-25-2021, 10:19 PM
Woop woop, welcome Art_junkie! :D

RaineyDay
02-26-2021, 09:51 PM
My cards were mailed today!


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Bluevioletz
02-26-2021, 10:54 PM
Awesome set Raineyday!

Bluevioletz
02-28-2021, 07:24 PM
Mail Call! Lovely set has landed from Monroy28!

SpottedCrow
03-01-2021, 04:30 PM
Little pigs are finding their way to you Bluevioletz. :)

CrossFireKitty
03-02-2021, 11:29 AM
I'm not sure if it's just my computer, but I can't get to Bluvioletzs page, I just get a blank screen. I can't get to the gallery page, just a blank screen as well. Is the site not working or is it my computer? I wanted to show the cards I'm making but I can't find where to even upload them.

Bluevioletz
03-02-2021, 06:59 PM
@CrossFireKitty, looks like the pages are loading for me without any issue but I'm checking from desktop. Maybe it's the internet connection?

CrossFireKitty
03-03-2021, 01:01 AM
Sorry didn't realized you'd replied. I found out that firefox is the thing that's now working for some reason. It's working fine on Edge and on my phone. And I was able to upload to the gallery even. Oh well, computers, what can you do?..Now I need to figure how to post art to the boards ;)

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maybe this will work.

Bluevioletz
03-03-2021, 10:53 PM
Fabulous flying pig Crossfirekitty! So happy to hear you found the right combo finally that works.

CastleQueen5
03-04-2021, 10:59 AM
There is an art a thon starting today and the first theme suggested is winged creatures. So I am going to work on the flying pigs today for this swap and make some things with butterfly wings too. You can join us in the art a thon. Free, no pressure, really just an online group of creating and chatting.


Spring 2021 ATART Thread March 5-March8 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37864-Spring-2021-ATART-Thread-March-5-March8)
I do realize today is the 4th in the USA but in some parts of the world it is already March 5th

Bluevioletz
03-04-2021, 07:32 PM
Mail call! Spottedcrow, your awesome set has arrived!

MeOwnDesigns
03-07-2021, 04:27 PM
I would love to participate.

I need to get on to quickly as mail from Australia seems to take a long time..

Kind regards,

Karen

JenUrebel
03-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Sign me up please.

Bluevioletz
03-07-2021, 06:55 PM
Yay, welcome MeOwnDesigns & Jenurebel!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-07-2021, 11:21 PM
My cards are ready to mail in. Having trouble uploading a photo of the ATCs.

Bluevioletz
03-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Ok wonderful EatSleepWriteaBook, can't wait to see them, wishing them safe travels!

Bluevioletz
03-08-2021, 08:49 PM
Mail Call! RaineyDay, your fabulous set has arrived!

CrossFireKitty
03-09-2021, 04:39 PM
2nd card done. I've been a little slow but now that my craft room is clean I'll get things going faster. I have the others drawn, just need to paint them. Here is pig in clouds...

Bluevioletz
03-09-2021, 07:58 PM
@CrossFireKitty, wow, what a wonderful card! I agree completely that I also art faster and with more joy when my art space is recently cleaned and/or organized. It makes it all feel new & exciting again which makes crafting and arting so much fun. Loving your designs.

EatSleepWriteABook
03-09-2021, 11:01 PM
I'm not sure if it's just my computer, but I can't get to Bluvioletzs page, I just get a blank screen. I can't get to the gallery page, just a blank screen as well. Is the site not working or is it my computer? I wanted to show the cards I'm making but I can't find where to even upload them.

I haven't been able to post any photos of my cards, on this thread or on other swap threads either.

LuAnnP
03-10-2021, 09:41 AM
I just can't resist word play.

Presenting....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm_725.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... Kites

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm726.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... First Class

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm727.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... Fighter Planes

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm728.JPG

...and
Pigs. Fly Fishing.

LuAnnP
03-10-2021, 09:43 AM
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Two of my cards done, hope they’re ok

These are PRECIOUS!

Bluevioletz
03-10-2021, 08:46 PM
Wow Luannp,
Your cards are so much fun!

CrossFireKitty
03-11-2021, 05:26 PM
so, here are my last cards for the swap...:)

Bluevioletz
03-11-2021, 10:48 PM
ooo, those are just fabulous @CrossFireKitty!!!

Also, Mail Call! OrigamiGrace, your lovely origami piggies have arrived!!!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:14 PM
I just can't resist word play.

Presenting....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_sm_725.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... Kites

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm726.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... First Class

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm727.JPG

When Pigs Fly.... Fighter Planes

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/1_sm728.JPG

...and
Pigs. Fly Fishing.

These are adorable! Well done!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:15 PM
My cards were mailed today!


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Super cute!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:15 PM
so, here are my last cards for the swap...:)

The detail in your cards are fabulous!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:17 PM
2nd card done. I've been a little slow but now that my craft room is clean I'll get things going faster. I have the others drawn, just need to paint them. Here is pig in clouds...

Lovely! Are you using pastels?

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:17 PM
My pigs are ready to fly to Phoenix!

221269 Flower Power 221270 I'm ready for my close up
221271 The Donald Pig 221272 Sashay Away

These are awesome!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:18 PM
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Two of my cards done, hope they’re ok

Fabulous!

EatSleepWriteABook
03-11-2021, 11:19 PM
Looking at all these wonderful cards.....makes me wish I had made different ones. Everyone's are so marvelous!

carnival
03-12-2021, 02:47 AM
There's some great looking piggies on here, mine will be winging their way over to you in the next few hours. They've only just learnt how to fly so watch out for a crash landing ;)

Bluevioletz
03-12-2021, 10:29 AM
Yay, super exciting @carnival! Can't wait to see them!

CrossFireKitty
03-13-2021, 09:43 AM
I am putting info on back off cards right now. I just got my card sleeves in the mail :P I forgot I needed some but the came in one day. I will take them to the post office this morning :)And I have my return addresses too. Of course I need to get some stamps ;) But I'll be all ready in the future. Now I'll be ready to make more art and draw for my next swap too. :)

I found out that the sleeves I ordered are "Inside sleeves." and so a tiny bit tight. I ordered slightly bigger ones but since I don't want to wait to send these, I stretched the plastic just a little. The sleeve is exactly the size of the card so...annoying. I'll have the others tomorrow so this shouldn't be a problem after this. I had no idea there were inner sleeve card sizes.

Bluevioletz
03-13-2021, 09:51 AM
That's wonderful CrossFireKitty, welcome to the club!

CastleQueen5
03-13-2021, 10:49 AM
I have been buying US postage via their website and the mail. Before I was feeling indignant that the USPS.com would charge me a deliver fee or postage to deliver stamps to my mail box. It sure seemed like I was paying twice for the postage. Can you see what I mean?

But after seeing the 6 feet apart lines at the PO, and the spread of covid at the PO in general; I paid the whopping $1.85 for delivery to my mailbox. I could see the effort that goes into sending me postage. Each sheet of stamps was protected on a piece cardboard to prevent damage, and was wrapped in a sealed plastic. wrapper, like some microwavable food come in.

It the cardboard is re-usable. You can make postcards or atcs or what have you.

Bluevioletz
03-13-2021, 01:02 PM
I totally know what you mean @CastleQueen5! I too have purchased the stamps on their website and then thought, why would they charge shipping? when they arrived, I was thinking, ok, I guess since it's packaged well. But still, lol! I just checked their site and saw the super cute cappucino stamps that are coming out next month, I must get those, lol!

JenUrebel
03-13-2021, 03:06 PM
My pigs will be flying your way soon.

CastleQueen5
03-13-2021, 08:07 PM
I totally know what you mean @CastleQueen5! I too have purchased the stamps on their website and then thought, why would they charge shipping? when they arrived, I was thinking, ok, I guess since it's packaged well. But still, lol! I just checked their site and saw the super cute cappucino stamps that are coming out next month, I must get those, lol!

Next month? I have to go look, I am just waiting for the New BUTTERFLY extra ounce to come out.

CastleQueen5
03-13-2021, 08:13 PM
April 9th, and those stamps are super super cute. I am going to buy a ton.

http://virtualstampclub.com/lloydblog/?p=11275

Bluevioletz
03-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Jenurebel, your cards are so adorable, what a lovely set!

Also Mail Call, LuannP & EatSleepWriteaBook, your awesome sets have arrived!

carnival
03-16-2021, 03:21 PM
Question........I keep seeing “Forever Stamp” on posts but I have no idea what it means. Can someone explain what it is please?

Bluevioletz
03-16-2021, 05:10 PM
Hi Carnival! That is the term used by the united states postal office ("USPS") for stamps that can be used "forever" regardless of the price you paid when you originally bought the stamp vs the current price of stamps. That gave buyers confidence that they could buy stamps to send domestic or international letters using their stamps and did not have to buy extra smaller priced stamps to make up any difference if prices went up. You will see that stamps will have "forever" written on them instead of a price when that is the case.

Bluevioletz
03-16-2021, 07:40 PM
Mail Call! Fabulous little piggies have flown in from CrossFireKitty!

carnival
03-17-2021, 08:30 AM
Ah! Ok thanks for the explanation ��

Bluevioletz
03-22-2021, 07:30 PM
Mail Call! Jenurebel, your lovely piggies have flown in!

Allegrae
03-24-2021, 07:54 AM
Mailed my cards yesterday

Bluevioletz
03-24-2021, 05:30 PM
Awesome, can't wait to see them!

Evalila
03-25-2021, 06:41 AM
I´m sorry, but I have to withdraw. My muse just doesn´t cooperate :(

Bramble
03-25-2021, 05:50 PM
Ok, got some pigs done. Will need your address.

Bluevioletz
03-25-2021, 08:29 PM
Sorry to see you go Evalila. Bramble, I sent you my addy via pm.

Bluevioletz
03-27-2021, 02:43 PM
Mail Call! Allegrae, your lovely set has arrived!

Bramble
03-30-2021, 10:23 AM
I notice my name is not on the list yet but I have mailed my cards.

Bluevioletz
03-31-2021, 08:33 AM
Oops, that's been corrected Bramble, thanks for letting me know. I'll be on the lookout for your cards! :D

Bluevioletz
04-05-2021, 10:41 AM
Mail Call! Carnival, your lovely flying piggy set has arrived, they are so awesome!

CastleQueen5
04-07-2021, 09:27 PM
I do a free art class on zoom, on behalf of the Cancer Support community.

Today we did Henri MATISSE – Cut Out Art. I did not know that later in life he was confined to a wheel chair, but that never stopped him from creating art. He moved on to some cutting out art.

So today I cut out 5 pink pigs from some textured paper that I had, and glued on Glittery wings. I am pretty impressed.

They need to marinate, I tried adding more and nothing came together.

Bluevioletz
04-07-2021, 09:47 PM
ooo, can't wait to see them Castlequeen5!

Bluevioletz
04-08-2021, 07:18 PM
Mail Call! Bramble, your lovely set of flying piggies have arrived!

Donnacr
04-09-2021, 03:09 AM
I am so sorry but instead of pigs flying my Muse flew out of the window :( I have been unable to come up with cards that I am happy to send to you - please withdraw me.

CastleQueen5
04-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Adding words today to my cards. Mailing Saturday.

Bluevioletz
04-09-2021, 05:33 PM
Mail Call! Dithespy, your lovely set has arrived! Castlequeen, sounds great, can't wait to see the final set!

Sorry the muse was not with you this time Donnacr, hopefully next time!

CastleQueen5
04-11-2021, 09:29 PM
This is what I made, I am going to add my info to the back, and get the envelope ready to put in the mail Monday.

Bluevioletz
04-16-2021, 03:18 PM
Mail Call! CastleQueen5, your flying piggie set has arrived safe & sound!

art_junkie
04-20-2021, 09:40 PM
I must drop, my muse has not been playing well with flying pigs.

Bluevioletz
04-21-2021, 12:40 PM
Ok, no worries, thanks for letting me know Art_Junkie. Hope to see you next time!

catladybj
04-25-2021, 12:00 PM
My pigs took off Sat! Please add me to thy list!

Bluevioletz
04-26-2021, 07:45 AM
ok, great, you're added CatLadybj!

Bluevioletz
04-27-2021, 01:13 PM
Catladybj, your fabulous piggies flew in and just in time! Thanks!

Bluevioletz
05-06-2021, 09:32 PM
Hi Everyone, the piggies have taken flight and should be landing very soon. Can't wait for you to get your returns. We had a very talented group here with gorgeous art all around. Hope you love your returns!!!

Monroy28
05-07-2021, 01:03 PM
I got my pigs yesterday.. cute pigs. Love the envelope super cute..i cut it up right away to start using it in my collages....

LuAnnP
05-07-2021, 03:08 PM
THe flying pigs have arrived!!!

AND what an absolutely PRECIOUS envelope!

I am off to leave well-deserved "You Rocks" and iTrader....

SpottedCrow
05-07-2021, 05:15 PM
Piggies flew in! Faun envelope and great cards ! You Rocks and iTrader on the way .

Allegrae
05-08-2021, 11:24 AM
My lovely piggies have arrived! Thanks to our fabulous hostess and the artists whose cards I've received (bramble, Monroy28 and JenUrebel). Off to leave iTrader/you rocks!

EatSleepWriteABook
05-10-2021, 04:13 PM
My returns arrived! They're all wonderful.

I'm trying to give "You Rock" points to OrigamiGrace but the system keeps telling me I have to spread other points around before I can give to OrigamiGrace. Sorry, I'm trying! I've given out 3 others but apparently it's not enough?

Bluevioletz
05-11-2021, 08:53 PM
The When Pigs Fly Swap Gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap695.php) is now up for your viewing pleasure!

CastleQueen5
05-13-2021, 10:34 PM
I got my cute pigs in the mail. Origami Grace, Spottedcrow, and Catladybj. Thanks for hosting.

dithespy
05-16-2021, 06:17 AM
My returns are here! Thanks to LuAnn,Carnival and CrossFireKitty for your amazing art work. And a huge thank you to Bluevioletz for hosting.

catladybj
05-22-2021, 02:04 PM
The piggies have arrived!
Thx for a cool swap! I'm not in the same room with my card so I can't say to whose cards I got but I will try to do my urocks today.

carnival
05-26-2021, 01:30 PM
My little flying beauties arrived today and I absolutely love them, thank you Bluevioletz for hosting such a great swap and also to Dithespy, Crossfirekitty and Bluevioletz for my fabulous swaps, off to leave itrader and you rocks now.

EatSleepWriteABook
05-29-2021, 11:48 PM
The When Pigs Fly Swap Gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap695.php) is now up for your viewing pleasure!

All of the cards in the gallery are fabulous!