I have not participated in a swap for a while, so after Dede's show on Wednesday( http://www.ustream.tv/channel/inkwell ) a few of us got the bug to do some ATC swapping.
Guidelines are: 1) ATC's will be 2.5x 3.5 inches. Hang overs are OK, but must be bendable. Many of us use the sport card sleeves to store our ATC's, so NOT TOO DIMENSIONAL and NOT TOO MUCH HANG OVER.
2) I'll be participating in the swap too, so you don't have to send an "extra" one for the host, but you'll send in as many as has signed up, including yourself. I know it seems odd that you'd include one for yourself, just to get it back, but it helps when sorting them, and I've forgotten to make one for myself in the past. Whatever the final count is, that's how many you'll send in.
3) Mail the finished ATC's to me, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) if you live in USA. For our overseas and Canadian friends, sometimes a little goodies bag, some of your extra artwork, or postcard can be sent to the hostess in lieu of postage, but it is not entirely necessary, your decision. I will e-mail, to each participant, my snail mail address here in Indiana.
4) Most of you have mentioned that you enjoy working with a theme in mind when making ATC's. I find this also helps focus ideas better, too. But with this swap, having a lot of newbies (and DON'T be intimidated ladies, we ALL are newbies in some areas of creating) I will give you a very broad theme. WORDS! Somewhere on the card, there should be a word(s).
5) You can mail them to me at anytime, but I'm thinking of putting a deadline around August 26th. Then I could mail them out before I go on vacation. If not then it will have to be after Labor Day holidays. I'm flexible let me know what ya think!
So if you have not as yet notified me and still would like to join the swap, leave a message here with contact info (I won't publish it). Or twitter me @grafxkat. Will be closing the swap on Sunday, 17th.
Participants so far: Date Received
Jamie(ArtistPoetGirl) rec'd 8/16/11
Sandi-jones rec'd 9/22/11
PackerDi rec'd 9/12/11
Katie(Scrappykat) rec'd 8/6/11
Julie(TopazPearleGirl) rec'd 8/29/11
Kimberiginal rec'd 8/27/11
pSandi rec'd 8/26/11
Heather(greenscrapinmachine) (lost in mail ?)
Bren47 rec'd 8/2/11
Coleen(Scrapchic) rec'd 8/18/11
Marymacilvain rec'd 8/6/11
Kep(Karen) rec'd 8/24/11
DarcieGlam rec'd 9/10/11
Kare(Karen) rec'd 8/27/11
Felicia(fs_72) rec'd 8/3/11
Melissa(godsgirl4you) rec'd 8/1/11
Dale Ann(dpquilts) dropped out(lost in mail)
Pavla H rec'd 8/12/11
Jo(jo946) rec'd 7/27/11
SusanKoop (lost in mail ?)
Jessica(KinderStampO) (lost in mail ?)
Julia(StrayDreams) rec'd 9/10/11
Kathy(grafxkat) rec'd 8/26/11
Thanks again ladies and let's have some fun creating!