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Topic: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2013!  (Read 40525 times)
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« Reply #210 on: August 29, 2013 09:21:15 AM »

I LOVE the construction signs...definitely downloaded that barricade one in case I ever need it. I'm very lucky to have my own crafting space which my husband avoids so that he doesn't get scolded anymore for using the wrong scissors!

Before I learned about the sanctity of "fabric-only" shears I would use my mom's all the time (my sisters did this too). Finally she got fed up with them being used on other materials and also disappearing that she used a Sharpies to write "MOM'S DO NOT USE" on them!
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« Reply #211 on: August 30, 2013 05:27:57 AM »

Jess,
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Just wonderful!!!!
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« Reply #212 on: September 01, 2013 12:00:01 AM »

Hehe this is great!  I love the signs, WEL!  Husby pretty much doesn't touch things I've left around.  Even things like a random wrapper get saved, in case it exists for the sake of craftiness!
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« Reply #213 on: September 01, 2013 09:26:56 AM »

Organizer Note: I have a bit of a request for pm's regarding sent/rec'd. I know I have been a bit sluggish in posting the due dates, but when they are up, please match to the posted due date. I have three open ATC swaps and digging thru lists trying to match up, when it can be remedied with a quick check of the main thread is rather frustrating. I don't mean to be a crab, but I need ya'll to keep the dates in line too. I don't want to be that annoying organizer chasing you down when you already sent/rec'd properly!

Thanks guys!
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« Reply #214 on: September 02, 2013 11:58:31 AM »

... Even things like a random wrapper get saved, in case it exists for the sake of craftiness!

It's SO freaking good to hear I'm not the only one crazy like that!    Cheesy
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« Reply #215 on: September 05, 2013 05:53:13 AM »

Has anyone else noticed more cards getting lost? Is it just me? I feel like every month I have a card go missing. (We won't talk about the one I forgot to put a stamp on and came back to me later.) I know the woman at the post office hates me, but I doubt she's amassing a huge ATC collection from my cards.
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« Reply #216 on: September 05, 2013 10:08:38 AM »

I did notice it in the last few months. I feel lucky not to have had anything go missing, either coming or going. Even to/from Germany! It makes me wonder where on Earth that stuff gets away to.

And michelleandbean, I too have a mail lady who seems to "hate" me. I get a lecture every time from her: "This package is too square." "This envelope is too thick." "This envelope is too small, we have to hand cancel." "This used box had writing on it, you know we have free boxes don't you?" and then she gives me this really stern look, like I should just take my package and go home. Lady, just add the extra postage and let it go will ya? I swear, once I put extra postage on an ATC, and went in to make sure it was enough. She actually said "Oh yes, it's actually wayyyy too much." Stern look.  Huh LOL
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« Reply #217 on: September 05, 2013 01:09:59 PM »

...once I put extra postage on an ATC, and went in to make sure it was enough. She actually said "Oh yes, it's actually wayyyy too much." Stern look.  Huh LOL

*shakes head* They are all insane. The worst part is that they ALL give you different information, depending on which post office you go to. Best complain I got at the PO was "this envelope is too beautiful, some one might steal it" !!!!!!! (great going admitting to that happening!)
But all jokes aside; I'm not doing this that long, but I have the feeling things disappear waaaay more often than they should. I mean, we are all just sending stuff for fun, but imagine important stuff getting lost at the same rate...
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« Reply #218 on: September 06, 2013 05:54:21 PM »

I use the kiosk, but really it is a guessing game. I had one envelope require and additional .95 cents before they delivered it, for no good reason I could figure out. I'd sent thicker and odder shapes for the same price. Luckily the recipient paid it ( I sent her a thank you, a dollar and a bonus).

I really want to know where all the undeliverables get to!
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« Reply #219 on: September 06, 2013 05:56:22 PM »

On another note. As these awesome ATCs pile up. I'm thinking of repurposing them (with due credit) as cards to family and friends. I can see some of them making awesome get well cards. Kind of a cop out, I could make my own cards, but I want to share the fun.

What do you think?
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