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ATC swap! thread - sign up here

This is a branch off of the artist trading cards thread

If you have questions about what to do and what this is about, please see the thread posted above.

This is a SIGN UP for our first round of swaps!  DUE MAY 10 in my HOT LITTLE HANDS

The themes are (you can pick 1 or more)

--People
--Animals
--Surprise (anything you want to make - it will be a surprise)

For each theme you want to do, you will send 3 cards and get 3 back. Hopefully there will be enough so I can swap you within theme but, if not, then you'll get a mix.

Cards need to be 2.5x3.5 inches. You can use any medium you wish. Please avoid heavy embellishments/thick cards (like 1/4 inch, not like cardstock). Please send stuff you are proud of. Most of us are not "artist" but the fun of doing ATCs is that we can share our unique artistic ways of doing things. Cards that are not to size will be returned to you.

Let us know in the thread which themes you are gonna make and send for. I set the due date in a little over a month.

ON THE BACK

On the back, please label the card with your name, user name (vegweb or ATCs or both), and the name of your card if you have one. You can also label it "vegweb swap" and the date so people can remember where the card was from.

If you have an account on atcsforall, let me know and i'll give you itrader feedback since you mailed to me.

MAILING
Once ready, MESSAGE ME for my address and send me your cards (see other thread for links).

Everyone: please send a LABEL with your address on it. I'll supply envelopes

US: please send postage equal to the cost to mail your envelop. 3 cards are 1 stamp, more cards might cost more. If you feel lazy or want to help with international postage, you can send me a $1 to cover your postage.

International: if you are outside the US, I'll pay to ship your stuff back.

Shortly after the deadline, I will swap around the cards and mail out the packages to people.

Quickie Reminders

-Everyone is welcome to play! Even if your work is "stick figures", if you put time and care into your work that's fine!
-If you have questions, check out the link above or send me a PM.

So who wants to play? I'll update this list as people sign up. i'm going to do a general list, no theme lists. but theme away!

Players
HH - GOT
faunablues - GOT
L2A - GOT
L2A's noah - GOT
algae -GOT
permanentgrin - GOT

Newshoes

HH: it arrived safely! those ARE hardcore sleeve. I likem.
Someday I will send you some postage $ for all the stuffs you have sent me!
Missing: ants on my package.
lovely little note inside (j/k)

BP: THANK you for suggesting this idea. I rarely get to create things myself anymore and I'm having so much fun doing it. I like my cards! I may get in on the ACT site perhaps. I have to study it more because I don't get how it works exactly.

Why aren't more people doing this?!!!!

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BP: THANK you for suggesting this idea. I rarely get to create things myself anymore and I'm having so much fun doing it. I like my cards! I may get in on the ACT site perhaps. I have to study it more because I don't get how it works exactly.

Yes!  Totally.  I bought canvases last spring and then couldn't afford paint.  They're still in my closet, but I'm going to try to sell them on craigslist so clear up space.  I'm pretty bummed about it, but these small cards are a total fix.  It's so much fun and it doesn't take me more than an hour a card, conception to finish.

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Glad they arrived safely.  I showed the cards I made to my co-workers and he said that the cards will transfer and stick to the hard sleeves after about a year and to put a card in a soft "penny" sleeve first, like a liner, and then in the hard sleeve.  I was going to mail them today, but decided to get some of the penny sleeves tomorrow and send them right.  I'll send you some of those, too.

Ha!  You know why I didn't draw anything on the envelope?  Because I was addressing my gift exchange package and was being paranoid about transferring the address correctly.  I think I actually developed stress sweat while in the post office.  Yes, I'm Type A+.

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L2A - what don't you understand about the art site? i have a good knack for it and can answer questions you have.

noah can even trade via you if you wanted to make cards together. they have a "jamming with the kiddos" swap going on now for parent-kid creations.

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so far, i have cards from HH.

L2A and Algae are working on mailing.

who else is sending in cards? just want to confirm the head counts :)

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our cards are done!
just need to label them and put my envelope together.
this week 4 sho

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i, uh, need to get working on mine...

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I love looking at all of them on fb. (not on faunablues)

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I really like this!  But I am not going to committ myself since I'll be moving soon and I have a feeling the next 3 months are going to be crazy.  I hope this is something that continues on for a while! :)

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I love looking at all of them on fb. (not on faunablues)

oh, i'm soooo egocentric that i would assuuume you're talking about meeee.

also, i try not to look at them on fb! i feel inferior about my doodles :/

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We were going to talk to you about that, fb.  We'd like to post small art on you.  It'd be very cool.  We could take a picture of art cards on fb on fb.  It'd be like that picture we've all taken looking in a mirror with multiple reflections.  You know you want to.

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We were going to talk to you about that, fb.  We'd like to post small art on you.  It'd be very cool.  We could take a picture of art cards on fb on fb.  It'd be like that picture we've all taken looking in a mirror with multiple reflections.  You know you want to.

That would be amazing. All ATCs posted onto fb' body. Do it.

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I'm still planning on it.  I have one card done...gotta get working on the others.

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We were going to talk to you about that, fb.  We'd like to post small art on you.  It'd be very cool.  We could take a picture of art cards on fb on fb.  It'd be like that picture we've all taken looking in a mirror with multiple reflections.  You know you want to.

how bout... i change my profile pic back to my cat, and *she* can wear the cards. eh? eh?

(but they might come back slightly chewed and furry...)

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i, uh, need to get working on mine...

Me toooooo....

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Furry and cat chewed is the best kind of anything.

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Mailed!

Phew....*crosses this off the huge to do list*

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L2A - got your cards in the mail.

i'm going into final here so my internet play time has decreased some. if people need mee send me an email. i'm not good about checking the facebook like normal

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Sorry but I have to bow out of the ATC swap. Too much going on between work and home right now. I hope everyone has a great time tho!

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I hope that my cards get there in time! I don't want to be left out!

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got cards from faunablues today! sweet.

algae - if you mailed and it's okay with everyone, i'll hold up for your cards. how many did you send because i can prepare everything using "dummies" for your cards and swap them out. mail from europe usually takes 1 week (i usually mail to london, so.... but i got stuff from germany pretty quick)

T4T - no problem! thanks for letting us know.

things are mega nuts for me - finals, life. oye.

i updated the first post so you can see your status. PG - you are mailing soon right? i know you have my addy cause you asked for it :)

newshoes - what are your plans?

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