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Bluevioletz
02-13-2021, 10:06 PM
Due Date: May 6, 2021
Withdraw by Date: April 29, 2021
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Open Media

Theme: Puppy Love
I absolutely love all dogs and have been a proud parent to all types of pups over time. I often call my dogs "puppy" and other endearing terms even when they have been well past the early years. It's so much fun to discover their personalities and see them grow into the family as a cherished member. This swap is to appreciate dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes and colors. Bring your favorite dog(s) to the swap and meet us at the dog park.

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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: each ATC must show at least one dog
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

Who's going to the doggie park?

bluevioletz
Monroy28
Donnacr
Cicicreates
Evalila
Trinald
gt0595c
aginghippychic
Essy
Karch
NancyL
An.M.Sudyka
CutesiePie
Cleopatra
Squidley
Leydab
Artchick501
Rhodora55
Robin
BlancoLobo
Mrubyjean

Withdrew: Shoreart, Dithespy, Dmkotcher

Monroy28
02-14-2021, 05:23 PM
I'm totally in...I am a dog person

Bluevioletz
02-14-2021, 06:16 PM
Yay, welcome Monroy28!

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 08:42 AM
Since this thread is all about dogs, please feel free to join us by posting pictures of your current or past dogs in the thread even if you don't join the swap. Of course, I hope you would still be tempted to join! :)

Donnacr
02-15-2021, 09:48 AM
I am actually a cat person but I have Tim Holtz's 'Mini cats and dogs' stamp set and some of those dogs are very cute. Can I join, please?

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 03:38 PM
Of course Donnacr! Cat people are invited too! :)

CiCiCreates
02-15-2021, 09:16 PM
Cheryl, as far as being a dog-lover, I am right there with you! Because I draw cats so often since they are fun and easy to draw, people assume I’m a cat person....shhh...actually a dog person. Please sign me up.

Bluevioletz
02-15-2021, 09:46 PM
Woop woop, welcome Cici! Your secret is safe with me! :D

Evalila
02-17-2021, 12:42 PM
Count me in, please :)

CiCiCreates
02-17-2021, 01:41 PM
Bluevioletz, is that your work on the example card? It’s just wonderful, lots of detail and movement!!

Bluevioletz
02-17-2021, 10:15 PM
Welcome Evalila!
Cici, that was an image I got from the web. I thought it did a great job of showing lots of different types of doggies:D

TrinaLD
02-18-2021, 07:28 PM
Hmmm, let me see what I can come up with. Maybe some portraits of my dog Jake (he's very much missed).

Bluevioletz
02-18-2021, 07:53 PM
Sounds great, i'm adding you in Trinald!

CiCiCreates
02-19-2021, 03:43 PM
Just thought I'd show this quilt I made several years ago. The dogs in the center are from a wonderful dog print fabric, and the dogs around the border are from pictures of all the dogs we have owned and their birth and death dates.

mrubyjean
02-19-2021, 05:44 PM
Oh, CiCi ~ how lovely!

Bluevioletz
02-20-2021, 11:20 AM
Wow Cici! that quilt is beautiful and so endearing, I love it!!! thank you for sharing!

dithespy
02-20-2021, 12:09 PM
Could I join, please?

Bluevioletz
02-20-2021, 02:43 PM
Welcome Dithespy! :D

CiCiCreates
02-20-2021, 03:18 PM
Bluevioletz, regarding that quilt, and our “mindset”, my Mom always used to say that if she believed in re-incarnation, she would want to come back as a “Carlton dog”!

Bluevioletz
02-20-2021, 04:40 PM
Cici, aw, that is funny! It's a common thing to say among my household friends that they would love to be a pet in our household because they are so much a part of the family and get the bestest treatment. We absolutely love our pets and always make them the center of the house. I know lots of people feel like that about their little ones too.

dmkotcher
02-20-2021, 10:54 PM
Sign me up!!! Im running off leash!

Bluevioletz
02-21-2021, 11:55 AM
woop woop, welcome dmkotcher!

zhouzhou
02-21-2021, 06:56 PM
Oh my goodness! Not another favorite theme swap! Dogs and horses are my very favorite people! I am going to lurk here til I can get some cards started! I'm trying to get back in 'the groove' with art...

Bluevioletz
02-21-2021, 07:06 PM
Yay, happy dance, so happy you like these themes too Zhouzhou! Yes, I hope you get your groove! ;)

gt0595c
02-22-2021, 10:22 PM
Hi! I'd like to join.

aginghippychic
02-23-2021, 05:12 PM
I'd like to join your swap please.

Essy
02-23-2021, 07:35 PM
This kept calling my name...but hesitated...I LOVE DOGS!! Then I didn't realize the due date was May 6...YAY! Please count me in:)

Bluevioletz
02-23-2021, 09:19 PM
Ooo, happy dance! Welcome gt0595c, aginghippychic & Essy!!!

NancyL
02-25-2021, 11:54 AM
lurking.... I want to see if I can replicate our puppy with cardstock. She is almost 11 months. So very different from the old dog that we had to have put to sleep last November. Might join.

Bluevioletz
02-25-2021, 11:56 AM
Aw, young or old, they are all such angels! Hope you will join us NancyL!

Karch
02-26-2021, 05:31 PM
Sign me up please!

aginghippychic
02-26-2021, 05:36 PM
here are my first two puppy cards:

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CiCiCreates
02-26-2021, 05:38 PM
Really love those, Joan!!

Bluevioletz
02-26-2021, 07:07 PM
Welcome Karch! & Lovely pups aginghippychic!

aginghippychic
02-27-2021, 11:03 AM
two more puppy cards:

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Bluevioletz
02-27-2021, 12:17 PM
they are so cute aginghippychic!!!

NancyL
02-27-2021, 08:45 PM
Please add me. My napkin collection has some with dogs.

Bluevioletz
02-27-2021, 11:38 PM
Fabulous, you're added NancyL!

shoreart
02-28-2021, 04:50 PM
Hi there, I would like to join in Puppy love!

Bluevioletz
02-28-2021, 06:59 PM
Excellent, welcome Shoreart!

Bluevioletz
03-02-2021, 09:01 PM
Mail call! The first set has arrived safe & sound and it's a lovely pack of pups from gt0595cf!

CiCiCreates
03-03-2021, 10:47 PM
Just thought I'd show my cute furbabies, Moose the Shitzu and Zoey the Cocker mix.

Bluevioletz
03-03-2021, 10:50 PM
Oh my, that are totally adorable Cici!!!

Evalila
03-06-2021, 07:34 AM
First one finished

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Bluevioletz
03-06-2021, 11:34 AM
fabulous doggy Evalila, love how you captured the shaggy hair!

Bluevioletz
03-06-2021, 02:50 PM
Ok, wanted to share my 2 rescues with you all as part of this swap. They are the inspiration for me to host this one. :D

I adopted these 2 rescues at the end of last July. I had just lost my two sweethearts back to back over a weekend in May, they left together and were the last of what I would consider a pack of 5 with occasional "guests" that stopped by the house over their time with me (other rescues that needed a temporary home until they could find their forever home). It was really hard to have an empty house without pups. I still miss them terribly. So at the time, I prayed to them that they would find me the right doggie (originally thinking only one) that needed a home so I could welcome a new one.

The answer came quite quickly and when I saw the faces of these two at a rescue shelter in Boca Raton (3 hrs aways from where I live), I reached out to the rescue to ask them to hold them for me. They originally said no. Then I called back (I'm persistent) and asked again. They were not sure and they said that one of the ones that I wanted was already adopted anyway. I started crying, lol. Then they realized that it was a mistake and that they thought I had asked for "Lily" instead of "Lala". When they realized the error, they said absolutely, YES! Little did I know that they were so excited that I had asked for both of these rescues together and especially for these two in particular.

The truth was that these two were rescues from Puerto Rico from a hoarding case and they were in really bad (dangerous) health and psychologically challenged (scared of everything, not socialized, not house trained, etc.). Plus, they had bonded as a pair through the experience. Never did they think someone would want either of these two and especially both of them together. But I felt compelled to have them and work through any challenges with them.

So, now it's been about a half a year later and Doxie (the dacsund) & Lala (the miniature poodle) have recovered their physical health completely. Doxie has made a lot of progress in adjusting and socializing. Lala is still working on her fears (she's scared of different rooms inside the house, the backyard in general, the tv, etc.) but she's overall feeling at home and happy, especially when it's time for a meal or snackies, lol.

Here are the pics of these two cuties, I just love them so much!
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CiCiCreates
03-06-2021, 02:56 PM
They are so precious! Bless you!

Evalila
03-07-2021, 08:40 AM
Second one:

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Bluevioletz
03-07-2021, 10:23 AM
he looks great Evalila!

An. M. Sudyka
03-07-2021, 02:34 PM
May I join? Love puppies.

Bluevioletz
03-07-2021, 06:57 PM
Of course, happy that you are joining us An.M.Sudyka!

CutesiePie
03-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Please sign me up.

Bluevioletz
03-08-2021, 09:06 AM
Fabulous, welcome CutesiePie!

Bluevioletz
03-08-2021, 08:54 PM
Mail Call! Karch & NancyL, your lovely set of pups have arrived!

gt0595c
03-09-2021, 09:37 PM
Here are my cards. I had fun with these collaged puppies. They're all from the local paper's animal calendar.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/52182/small/1_IMG_0617.JPG

Bluevioletz
03-09-2021, 10:40 PM
@Jen, they came out amazing!

Evalila
03-10-2021, 05:30 AM
And here are the last two cards:

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CiCiCreates
03-10-2021, 05:32 AM
Love all your doggies! So well done.

Bluevioletz
03-10-2021, 08:48 PM
Well done Evalila, your doggies are fabulous!

Evalila
03-10-2021, 09:39 PM
Thank you! They are already on their way to you :D

Bluevioletz
03-10-2021, 10:10 PM
Mail Call! AgingHippychic, your lovely set of pups has arrived!

Cleopatra
03-13-2021, 05:51 PM
I would like to join. I have my terrier chihuahua mix named Mandy I adopted 3 years ago and may be adopting a chug chihuahua pug around3 or 4 years old. Will need a play date to see if Mandy wants a sister!

Bluevioletz
03-13-2021, 10:11 PM
Welcome Cleopatra! aw, yes, the more the merrier, I say! I love a home full of doggies!

Squidley
03-13-2021, 10:13 PM
Hi! May i join? This will be my first swap on this site:D:duck:

Bluevioletz
03-13-2021, 11:38 PM
Welcome Squidley! You are signed up! We are happy to have you and you will make lots of art friends here!

leydab
03-20-2021, 11:28 AM
I'll take on the doggie challenge!

Bluevioletz
03-20-2021, 06:22 PM
Fabulous, you are in Leydab!

Bluevioletz
03-22-2021, 07:27 PM
Mail Call, Evalila, your fabulous doggies have arrived at the dog park!

artchick501
03-25-2021, 03:43 PM
Today I found some inspiring items for this swap.. I would love to join!

Cleopatra
03-25-2021, 03:47 PM
Here are my puppies. They should go out today. Yes, there is a doggie in the dog house. To see her lift up the front card and she'll "pop-up"! Fun swap!

Bluevioletz
03-25-2021, 08:31 PM
woop woop, welcome Artchick501!
Fabulous set Cleopatra, your cards are very creative & fun! :D

rhodora55
03-26-2021, 08:52 AM
please add me

Bluevioletz
03-26-2021, 09:54 AM
Welcome Rhodora55!

artchick501
03-28-2021, 11:35 AM
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Here are a couple!

Bluevioletz
03-28-2021, 12:51 PM
WOW! Artchick501, your style always amazes me, those are so cool!!!

Robin
03-28-2021, 05:56 PM
Can I join in?

Bluevioletz
03-28-2021, 06:15 PM
Of course, super happy you are joining Robin!

Cleopatra
03-28-2021, 07:16 PM
Love your cards artchick501!

Robin
03-29-2021, 11:36 AM
Mine will be in today's mail!

artchick501
03-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Gosh there are so many gorgeous cards!

Bluevioletz
03-29-2021, 05:52 PM
Robin, those are beautiful, such great designs!

Essy
03-31-2021, 05:01 PM
My cards are ready! :)
Top- Pug, Dachshund
Bottom -French Bulldog, Schnauzer

CiCiCreates
03-31-2021, 05:27 PM
Those are all adorable!! The Schnauzer reminds me of Tramp from Lady and the Tramp - maybe it's the ears.

Bluevioletz
03-31-2021, 08:07 PM
wow, Essy, those are so totally cute!

Bluevioletz
04-03-2021, 09:53 AM
Mail Call, Artchick, your gorgeous pupply love set has arrived!

Bluevioletz
04-05-2021, 10:34 AM
Mail Call! Cleopatra, Robin & Rhodora55, your lovely sets have arrived!

CiCiCreates
04-05-2021, 02:39 PM
Here is my set: Cocker Spaniel; German Shepherd; Bichon Frisse; Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Bluevioletz
04-05-2021, 06:00 PM
Cici, those pups are totally adorable!

CiCiCreates
04-08-2021, 08:10 PM
Just mailed my cards this morning.

Bluevioletz
04-09-2021, 05:40 PM
Awesome, will be on the lookout! :D

Donnacr
04-12-2021, 09:13 AM
My puppies will be on their way tomorrow

Bluevioletz
04-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Your puppies are fabulous Donnacr!

Bluevioletz
04-16-2021, 03:22 PM
Mail Call! Cici & An.M.Sudyka, your lovely puppy love sets have arrived!

BlancoLobo
04-18-2021, 03:51 PM
I would love to join everyone at the dog park, I have my cards done they just need to dry so I can get them in the mail by Tuesday at the latest. I think that is still enough time to reach you in Florida from here in Ohio so please add me and send me your address also. Thank you!

Bluevioletz
04-18-2021, 05:52 PM
Wonderful, welcome BlancoLobo!

BlancoLobo
04-19-2021, 12:18 PM
I still need your address so I can send my cards to you.

Bluevioletz
04-20-2021, 05:56 PM
Hi Blancolobo, I pm'd you my addy, please let me know that you got it!

TrinaLD
04-21-2021, 03:56 PM
I'm putting my cards in the mail tomorrow.

BlancoLobo
04-21-2021, 05:05 PM
these are going in the mail tomorrow

Bluevioletz
04-21-2021, 06:58 PM
Wonderful! I'll be on the lookout TrinaLd & BlancoLobo and great set BL!

Bluevioletz
04-24-2021, 05:45 PM
Mail Call! Leydab, your lovely puppy set has arrived!

Monroy28
04-24-2021, 08:41 PM
Mine just dropped off my puppies but probably wont be picked up until Monday am .LOL

shoreart
04-27-2021, 07:13 AM
I'm so sorry, but I'm swamped. I need to withdraw.

Bluevioletz
04-27-2021, 08:08 AM
ok, no worries Shoreart, hope to see you next time!

Bluevioletz
04-27-2021, 08:20 AM
Mail Call! BlancoLobo & TrinaLD, your lovely sets are here!

TrinaLD
04-27-2021, 08:48 AM
Woo hoo! I'm so glad that they arrived. I had 2 things go missing last month and 1 item took twice as long to travel within my own state about 300 miles. Go figure!

Oh dear, I just saw "Bunnies on Vacation" and may have to sign up for that swap.

dithespy
04-28-2021, 04:03 AM
I'm really sorry. My mojo is totally AWOL at the moment. Please withdraw me from the swap.

Bluevioletz
04-28-2021, 09:24 PM
Ok no worries, how to see you next time Dithespy!

Bluevioletz
04-29-2021, 05:41 PM
Mail Call! Monroy28, your lovely Puppies have arrived!

mrubyjean
04-29-2021, 05:54 PM
I"d like to join, please.
My cards should be ready to post pics and mail tomorrow.

Bluevioletz
04-29-2021, 06:21 PM
woop woop! welcome Mrubyjean!

mrubyjean
05-01-2021, 12:14 PM
Cards finished and in the mail today.
(And there are not purple and green stripes on the dog in the first card - just a quirk in the scan.)

Bluevioletz
05-03-2021, 08:13 PM
Mail Call! Donnacr, you lovely set of puppy love cards have arrived!

Bluevioletz
05-04-2021, 06:38 PM
Mail Call! Mrubyjean, your lovely Puppies have arrived!

mrubyjean
05-04-2021, 08:03 PM
So glad they arrived in time!

artchick501
05-10-2021, 02:08 PM
My swap returns have arrived! Thank you to mrubyjean, gt1595c and bluevioletz for wonderful cards! And thanks to our super hostess!

Bluevioletz
05-10-2021, 03:45 PM
Yay, the puppies are out and heading home! :D

Monroy28
05-10-2021, 08:55 PM
Got My Cards...thank you to our hostess,,,,,off to give thank yous.

Monroy28
05-10-2021, 09:20 PM
TrinaLD i tried sending you a private message but your box is full

aginghippychic
05-11-2021, 02:10 PM
I received my precious pups today!

mrubyjean
05-11-2021, 07:53 PM
My lovely puppies are here, thanks to Cleopatra, leydab and Monroy28!
A wonderful swap, Bluevioletz ~ thank you!

Bluevioletz
05-11-2021, 08:51 PM
The Puppy Love Swap Gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap696.php) is now up for your viewing pleasure!

NancyL
05-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Mine arrived yesterday...from Cleopatra, Karch and gt0595c . thanks for hosting bluevioletz.

Our blue heeler mix of 14 yrs was put to sleep last November. I waited about a week before I began looking online. Not many choices in the NW. I found a site in Texas. And made 3 choices. We discussed not getting a puppy, but that's what we ended up with. She came by van in December. She weighed 33 pounds in January and now she is 48.7 lbs. We are hoping she is done growing. For our heeler, she adjusted to our life. For our new Harley, we are adjusting to her life.

Cleopatra
05-13-2021, 05:44 PM
Got loads of puppies from rhodora55, Robin, and Monroy28 -- so, so cute! Thanks to Bluevioletz for hosting.

Bluevioletz
05-14-2021, 08:57 AM
@NancyL - oh my gosh, so happy you have made a home for your new huge puppy, lol. They do take over the house and our hearts, don't they? Mine are tiny but oh my do they have me wrapped around their furry little paws.