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CiCiCreates
03-05-2021, 08:55 PM
Due Date: May 9
Signup/Withdrawal Date: May 3
Number of Cards: 3/3
Number of Players: Unlimited
Media: Open - Collage, Mixed Media, or Hand-drawn/Hand-painted

The state(s) you choose to illustrate can be the one you were born in or lived in as a child, the one you currently live in, or a state you really enjoyed visiting. Each state has its own state flower, state bird, and state flag. Those would be great subjects for a card, or you could choose a National or State Park, famous tourist site, monument, or statue. You may send in three cards illustrating the same state , or three different states. Please write the state you chose on the back of your card. PLEASE, NO POLITICS!

I don’t want to be “exclusive” here! International players are certainly welcome, maybe you lived in the States at some point, or just visited a state you really liked. Depending on the cardsI receive from all players, I will try to include one card in your returns portraying one of your chosen states. Each of your returns will be a different state, if this is possible. It is Open Media, but try to keep any embellishments relatively flat to prevent destruction in the postal machines. Have fun with this theme, and post pics of your finished cards if you can.

GUIDELINES & MAILING:

- Please PM me for my address when cards are ready to mail.
- Place each 2 1/2 x 3 1/2” card in its own plastic sleeve for protection.
- Be sure it qualifies as a “card”, and doesn’t easily bend into a U-shape.
- Please spread evenly within the envelope, using Washi or Painters tape (Scotch tape can tear the sleeves).
- Please write your username, real name, and swap title on the back of each card.
- USA players, please include a large address label plus one Forever stamp. I will provide envelopes.
- INTERNATIONAL players, please enclose your address label plus $1 USA or a Global Forever stamp. I will provide envelopes.
- An extra “host card” is always appreciated, but never necessary in order to play.
- When returns are received, please be sure to leave iTrader for your host, and “you Rock” points for those who created your returns.

PARTICIPANTS:

1. Elliejaybird - RECEIVED
2. dbuffum - RECEIVED
3. Karch - RECEIVED
4. An. M. Sudyka - RECEIVED
5. Blueangel - RECEIVED
6. LeonardaDaArtsi - RECEIVED
7. gt0595c - RECEIVED
8. Catharinejo - RECEIVED
9. Vicki Z - RECEIVED
10. WITHDRAWN
11. Plumhill2001 - RECEIVED
12. CherylS - RECEIVED
13. AliasKateLiza - RECEIVED
14. zCatLady - RECEIVED
15. Rhodora55 - RECEIVED
16. WITHDRAWN
17. Spice&Nice - RECEIVED
18. BlancoLobo- RECEIVED
19. Sarat - RECEIVED
20. TrinaLD - RECEIVED
21. Luckycat479 - RECEIVED
22. CraftyRaffe - RECEIVED

CiCiCreates
03-05-2021, 09:54 PM
These example cards are by me, Arizona (where I live now), and California (where I was born and raised).

ferretgirl
03-06-2021, 05:11 AM
Lurking

Elliejaybird
03-06-2021, 11:24 AM
This is very interesting to me, especially since I've been working my way through old vermont life magazines from the 60's. Sign me up. I'd love to collage with them!

dbuffum
03-06-2021, 02:02 PM
please sign me up!

CiCiCreates
03-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Welcome, dbuffum and Elliejaybird! Most welcome to lurk, Ferretgirl, hope to see you back soon.

Karch
03-07-2021, 01:03 AM
I’m in

CiCiCreates
03-07-2021, 01:07 AM
Welcome, Karch!

An. M. Sudyka
03-07-2021, 02:44 PM
Please may I join? Very interesting.

CiCiCreates
03-07-2021, 03:28 PM
Welcome!

Blueangel
03-08-2021, 06:48 PM
I would like to join, please.

CiCiCreates
03-08-2021, 07:06 PM
Welcome, Blueangel!

Elliejaybird
03-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Cards mailed today!

LeonardaDaArtsi
03-10-2021, 06:57 PM
Will you be trading similar media for the same ? If so, sign me up!

CiCiCreates
03-10-2021, 07:02 PM
I will be happy to make a note of that preference for you, welcome!

gt0595c
03-11-2021, 09:26 PM
I'd like to join. Thank you!

CiCiCreates
03-11-2021, 09:39 PM
Welcome!

plumhill2001
03-12-2021, 10:26 AM
Sounds like fun! I've lived in three states, so that makes it easy!
I'm going to lurk for now. ;)

CiCiCreates
03-12-2021, 07:05 PM
Your three different states sound great, Lisa. Hope you can sign up soon.

CiCiCreates
03-12-2021, 07:06 PM
The first set has already arrived, from Karch, thanks for the host card!

gt0595c
03-12-2021, 11:38 PM
These are my cards that went in the mail today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/52182/small/1_IMG_0657.JPG

Catharinejo
03-13-2021, 05:46 PM
Please sign me up!

CiCiCreates
03-13-2021, 09:51 PM
Jen, those chilies in the hot air balloons are so cute and clever to represent your state!

CiCiCreates
03-13-2021, 09:52 PM
Welcome, Catharinejo!

Vicki Z
03-13-2021, 11:45 PM
Please sign me up.
Please also send me your address, my cards are ready to go.

CiCiCreates
03-13-2021, 11:50 PM
Fast and exciting, Vicki Z! I will sign you up and PM my address now.

Amapola
03-15-2021, 08:07 AM
What an inspiring theme! I live in Finland but have visited the U.S. And this might be a little cure to my travel fever. Not sure yet if I will have time, though, since the overseas mail takes can take so very long now. I'll lurk a while and see if I come up with something.

CiCiCreates
03-15-2021, 11:20 AM
Happy to have you lurking, Amapola!

katiea707
03-15-2021, 02:50 PM
I would like to join!

CiCiCreates
03-15-2021, 05:49 PM
Welcome!

CiCiCreates
03-16-2021, 04:40 PM
Cards have already arrived from gt0595c and Elliejaybird! Thanks to both for the host card!

plumhill2001
03-16-2021, 05:58 PM
Still lurking, but I've finished 2 cards, sketched out the third and have a plan for the hostie! :)

CiCiCreates
03-16-2021, 06:52 PM
Cool! I’m happy to sign you up when you tell me you’re ready!

plumhill2001
03-17-2021, 07:51 PM
In case anyone is interested there is going to be a Sketchbook Revival going on starting tomorrow! It's part of Sketchbook Skool and it's free! It lasts from March 18th to April 18th. When you sign up you'll receive a daily email with links to 2 class videos. You can watch them at any time, but they will only be available until April 18th. Go at your own pace and do as few or as many as you like. Hopefully, my link will work!
www.karenabend.com/sketchbook-revival-2021/
Feel free to share this! :jiggy:

plumhill2001
03-17-2021, 10:02 PM
Okay, Cici, I'm ready to sign up! :jiggy:
I'll PM for your addy. :)
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CiCiCreates
03-18-2021, 12:04 AM
Wow, I do believe I see a special host card there, I love it! All your cards look great, thanks for sharing, and I will sign you up now.

plumhill2001
03-18-2021, 06:47 PM
Yes, I hope you like the hostie! I mailed these today! :)

CherylS
03-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Please sign me up. Iíll do Rhode Island where I grew up, Massachusetts where I live now and Connecticut where my motherís family originally settled.

CiCiCreates
03-19-2021, 03:29 PM
Sounds great, CherylS! Happy to sign you up.

luckycat479
03-20-2021, 04:39 PM
LURKING VIRGINIAN, HERE....

AliasKateLiza
03-20-2021, 05:09 PM
This sounds fun! I'd like to join :)

CiCiCreates
03-20-2021, 05:20 PM
Welcome!

zCatLady
03-20-2021, 07:10 PM
I like this! I'll join! Thanks for hosting!

CiCiCreates
03-20-2021, 07:48 PM
Welcome, zCatLady!

CiCiCreates
03-20-2021, 08:06 PM
VickiZ, your cards are here. Love your holographic images of state’s sports teams!

Vicki Z
03-22-2021, 12:32 AM
VickiZ, your cards are here. Love your holographic images of state’s sports teams!

Thanks for letting me know they arrived safely.
Mail has been so weird!

CiCiCreates
03-22-2021, 10:09 PM
Wonderful cards just received from plumhill2001, thanks for the special host card!

TrinaLD
03-23-2021, 09:13 PM
Hmmm, I'm going to lurk but I have some ideas.

CiCiCreates
03-23-2021, 10:44 PM
Great to see you here, Trina - hope you can join us soon!

rhodora55
03-26-2021, 01:29 PM
I would like to join please

CiCiCreates
03-26-2021, 01:34 PM
Welcome!

RTDME2020
03-26-2021, 02:12 PM
Please sign me up!!

CiCiCreates
03-26-2021, 02:15 PM
Welcome to the swap!

BlancoLobo
03-29-2021, 06:55 PM
I got my cards done so I would like to join in this swap! Also I will need your address so I can get them in the mail to you. Thank You!

CiCiCreates
03-29-2021, 09:18 PM
Welcome, BlancoLobo! I will PM my address.

CherylS
03-31-2021, 01:32 PM
Iíve finished my cards! I havenít done a swap in a long time. Too many other projects I guess.
I did Massachusetts: Mayflower2 crossing the Cape Cod canal, Rhode Island: Watch Hill lighthouse and Maine coast.
I said I would do CT but I spend more time painting in Maine.
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CiCiCreates
03-31-2021, 05:23 PM
Beautiful scenes, Cheryl! I just PMd you my address.

Spice&Nice
04-05-2021, 06:15 PM
May I please join?

CiCiCreates
04-05-2021, 06:45 PM
Welcome Spice&Nice!

CiCiCreates
04-05-2021, 09:27 PM
Sets have arrived from AliasKateLiza, An.M.Sudyka, and Rhodora55. Great cards, thank you all!

LeonardaDaArtsi
04-06-2021, 08:48 AM
On their way!

Blueangel
04-06-2021, 10:18 AM
My cards are going out in today's mail.

Catharinejo
04-07-2021, 07:11 PM
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Kansas cards finished up today!

CiCiCreates
04-07-2021, 07:53 PM
Those cards are great, Catherinejo! Love the meadowlark! Does every state have a state reptile and a state insect? I was not aware of that!

CiCiCreates
04-07-2021, 07:54 PM
CherylS, your beautifully drawn cards have arrived!

CiCiCreates
04-07-2021, 10:43 PM
Received wonderful cards from BlancoLobo today!

plumhill2001
04-08-2021, 10:40 AM
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Kansas cards finished up today!

Love those, Catherinejo! I also love meadowlarks, and the turtle is fantastic! Love your style!

CiCiCreates
04-13-2021, 08:32 PM
Received great cards today from Blueangel, LeonardaDaArtsi, and Catherinejo.

sarat
04-16-2021, 07:41 PM
If I can do this over the weekend, I'll jump in

CiCiCreates
04-16-2021, 07:44 PM
Great, Sarat! I will wait to sign you up till you tell me for sure.

Catharinejo
04-17-2021, 08:50 PM
CiCiCreates, I think every state does! I know we have the following state “things”: bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, flower, tree, fish (new a couple years ago), and even a state soil! There was a lively debate on polka vs square dance for the state dance and I don’t think They ended up voting on it!

Catharinejo
04-17-2021, 08:51 PM
Thanks!

sarat
04-17-2021, 09:00 PM
Great, Sarat! I will wait to sign you up till you tell me for sure.
I had a lovely Saturday doing art and created cards for my home state of California. So please, sign me up

CiCiCreates
04-17-2021, 10:06 PM
Signing you up now Sarat, and I have messaged my address.

Thanks for the information, Catherinejo, so interesting. I had no idea!

sarat
04-18-2021, 12:29 PM
SO much fun.
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CiCiCreates
04-18-2021, 01:30 PM
GREAT job, Sarat!! Love them.

TrinaLD
04-21-2021, 07:31 PM
My cards are finished and are going in the mail tomorrow!

CiCiCreates
04-21-2021, 08:28 PM
Welcome TrinaLD! I just signed you up.

sarat
04-21-2021, 10:55 PM
My art cards are on their way to you

CiCiCreates
04-22-2021, 12:56 AM
Great, I will be watching for them.

CiCiCreates
04-25-2021, 05:27 PM
Sarat, your wonderful California cards have arrived, thanks so much for the extra!

Spice&Nice
04-26-2021, 08:09 PM
They will go out in the mail tomorrow!!

CiCiCreates
04-27-2021, 12:36 PM
Great cards Spice&Nice! Until hosting this swap, I really had no idea there were so many official state “things”! Such an education. Now I want to look up the state insect for Arizona - probably something awful....

CiCiCreates
04-27-2021, 12:53 PM
No, not awful! It’s the beautiful yellow swallowtail butterfly! I was just sure it would be a scorpion.

plumhill2001
04-27-2021, 06:18 PM
No, not awful! Itís the beautiful yellow swallowtail butterfly! I was just sure it would be a scorpion.

:laugh: Hey, mine is the monarch butterfly! I was expecting a pine borer or something like that! :) (Or the woodtick?!?)

Spice&Nice
04-27-2021, 06:22 PM
Great cards Spice&Nice! Until hosting this swap, I really had no idea there were so many official state “things”! Such an education. Now I want to look up the state insect for Arizona - probably something awful.... Thank you! I had no idea there was a State insect! I do like the fact that my State’s is the ladybug!

dbuffum
04-28-2021, 05:55 PM
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My finished cards! Such a fun swap!!

CiCiCreates
04-28-2021, 06:23 PM
Love your cards! The colors are so great, and who doesn’t love the Tulip Festival!

sarat
04-28-2021, 08:22 PM
:laugh: Hey, mine is the monarch butterfly! I was expecting a pine borer or something like that! :) (Or the woodtick?!?)

I love monarchs!

CraftyRaffe
04-29-2021, 11:06 AM
Ready to join and sent you a PM for your address! I had fun with my Texas themed cards!

CiCiCreates
04-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Welcome, CraftyRaffe! I am happy to sign you up, and I did message you my address.

TrinaLD
04-29-2021, 04:50 PM
Well, I had hoped the cards would be there by now since they only travelled from CA to AZ and my cards that landed in PA arrived 2 days ago. I guess it's just faster to mail cross country these days. Gahh.

CiCiCreates
04-29-2021, 06:58 PM
No worries TrinaLD, your wonderful California illustrations have arrived safely!

CiCiCreates
04-29-2021, 07:02 PM
We have 3 days till signup or withdrawal. We have about a week and a half until the due date, May 9. Please be aware
and get your cards ready to go. Wonderful art showing up!

luckycat479
04-29-2021, 09:10 PM
Hi! Thought �� I had signed up- could I please still join- and I've made my cards. They go in the mail tomorrow!

CiCiCreates
04-29-2021, 10:35 PM
Sure! If cards are ready, I think we have enough time. Welcome Luckycat479!

katiea707
05-01-2021, 09:09 PM
Sadly I will have to withdraw from the swap. Sorry :(

CiCiCreates
05-01-2021, 09:42 PM
Thanks for letting me know, no problem.

CiCiCreates
05-04-2021, 03:57 PM
Luckycat479, and CraftyRaffe, your beautiful cards have arrived! I think we are in good shape for our due date. Will keep everyone posted.

TrinaLD
05-05-2021, 12:15 PM
I'm so glad that my cards finally arrived. Still waiting on a set mailed from here in CA to NV - 2 weeks and counting at this point. Go figure.

CiCiCreates
05-07-2021, 08:54 PM
Dbuffum, your wonderful cards have arrived (disregard my message). Thanks for the extra card!

CraftyRaffe
05-08-2021, 12:03 PM
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Just now figuring out how to post images from my computer.

Here are my cards!

SunTrade
05-10-2021, 04:54 PM
Oh No! How did I miss this swap? :(

CiCiCreates
05-10-2021, 06:33 PM
So sorry SunTrade! Maybe next time? (Hint....butterflies).

CiCiCreates
05-10-2021, 07:41 PM
All cards have now arrived, so I will be swapping out soon, will post when I do.

CiCiCreates
05-12-2021, 09:23 PM
All returns are now packaged up in their envelopes ready for tomorrow’s mail. The art on this swap was skilled and varied. I was able to give each player three different states, but not always a state where the player is from. I also tried to include at least one return in the player’s own media. I hope everyone enjoyed playing and will be pleased with returns!

CiCiCreates
05-13-2021, 05:26 PM
All returns are now in the mail traveling to new homes! Please let me know when you receive yours, and thanks so much for playing.

plumhill2001
05-17-2021, 07:22 PM
Got some lovely and creative cards today! Thanks to AliasKateLiza (Maryland), CherylS (Maine) and An.M.Sudyka (Texas)!
Thanks CiCi, for hosting! :wubclub:

CherylS
05-18-2021, 09:06 AM
i received my state cards.Thanks to all.

rhodora55
05-18-2021, 11:04 AM
got my cards yesterday. thank you all 223117

CiCiCreates
05-18-2021, 02:17 PM
So glad they are arriving! Keep letting me know, I do appreciate it!

Blueangel
05-20-2021, 08:43 AM
Thanks for a fun swap! I've received my beautiful returns and have left feedback.

Vicki Z
05-21-2021, 02:05 PM
Thanks for hosting a fun swap.
Returns received

sarat
05-23-2021, 05:59 PM
CiCICreates: Thanks for hosting this fun swap. So glad I joined in :wub: and love my returns from Plumhill2001,LuckyCat479 and gt0595c

CiCiCreates
06-01-2021, 06:09 PM
I only need to hear from about 6 players, that returns have been received. I plan to archive this swap by the end of the week. Thanks to all who played, really fun and creative art!

Spice&Nice
06-01-2021, 07:48 PM
Hi! Sorry, was away last week on vacation... I received great cards from AliasKateLiza, sarat & zCatLady and I'm in the process of leaving iTrader Feedback & You Rocks! Thanks for hosting CiCiCreates!