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Title: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 10, 2008 08:03:23 PM
Swap name: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: crafty_dame
Sign-up date range: March 10-21, 2008
Date to send item by: April 4, 2008

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? over 13, as per swap guideslines

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:

You'll make 3 different ATCs -- A, B and C -- for this round.  Each one will be sent to a different swapper.   ATCs must measure 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.  There will be a new swap round every month or so as we progress through the alphabet so you can join in at any time. Twitzidblood and I will be alternating organizing the rounds.

Since ATCs are small DC# is not required but if your cards are not recieved after 3 weeks you will need to resend. For this swap, you must be willing to ship to an address outside your own country. Since ATCs are small, this shouldn't be a large financial strain on anyone, and it will allow more variety in partners than in previous rounds. You also must agree to post pictures in the gallery, because that's the fun part!


ALSO: i'm currently organizing another ATC swap, so please put "Alphabet swap" or something like it in the subject line of all PMs to help me keep them straight! Thank you!

See previous galleries for examples of ATCs:
A, B, C: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88762.0
D, E, F: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=97648.0
G, H, I: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109099.0
J, K, L: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=121227.0
M, N, O: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134862.0
P, Q, R:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156556.0
S, T, U:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173716.0
Y, Z = https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=198125.0


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country: (please write it the way it needs to be on the envelope!)
I am willing to ship to an address outside my own country as required for this swap (YES/NO)
I am at least 13 years old: (YES/NO)
I have a camera or a scanner: (YES/NO)
I do not have a camera or a scanner, so my partner needs to do that for me: (YES, i need help/NO, i can do it myself)
I promise to post pictures/scans in the gallery of the cards i receive if able: (YES/NO)



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

...
1. crafty_dame
2. WYOKrista
3. goodnorevil
4. boogirl1984
5. tristitia
6. Lunanne
7. SilentMynerva
8. juliusmunki
9. coryjo
10. whatzudoin
11. Teeisme
12. PaperBag
13. hardyswanton01
14. twiztidblood
15. sajona
16. SewHelpMe (yaaay! first swap!!)
17. kishcrafts
18. Radegund
19. squirrelgirl
20. mamaedgar
21. FicklePegasus
22. crescentfresh
23. vinnie451
24. karin_ (yaaay! first swap!)
25. Tygir
26. esmecraftin
27. addicted2knitting


SWAP IS CLOSED!!!!



GALLERY =  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234386.new#new


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 10, 2008 08:03:49 PM
PARTNERS!

Group 1 = crafty_dame, lunanne, mamaedgar, PaperBag

crafty_dame send a to lunanne, b to mamaedgar, c to PaperBag
lunanne sends a to mamaedgar, b to PaperBag, c to crafty_dame
mamaedgar sends a to Paperbag, b to crafty_dame, c to lunanne
PaperBag sends a to crafty_dame, b to lunanne, c to mamaedgar
 
Group 2 = twiztidblood, WYOKrista, coryjo, whatzudoin

twitzidblood sends a to WYOKrista, b to coryjo, c to whatzudoin
WYOKrista sends a to coryjo, b to whatzudoin, c to twitzidblood
coryjo sends a to whatzudoin, b to twitzidblood, c to WYOKrista
whatzydoin sends a to twitzidblood, b to WYOKrista, c to coryjo

Group 3 = karin_, sajona, esmecraftin, vinnie451

karin_ sends a to sajona, b to esmecraftin, c to vinnie451
sajona sends a to esmecraftin, b to vinnie451, c to karin_
esmecraftin sends a to vinnie451, b to karin_, c to sajona
vinnie451 sends a to karin_, b to sajona, c to esmecraftin
 
Group 4 = SilentMynerva, juliusmunki, hardyswanton01, SewHelpMe

SilentMynerva sends a to juliusmunki, b to hardyswanton01, c to SewHelpMe
juliusmunki sends a to hardyswanton01, b to SewHelpMe, c to SilentMynernva
hardyswanton01 send a to SewHelpMe, b to SilentMynerva, c to juliusmunki
SewHelpMe send a to SilentMynerva, b to juliusmunki, c to hardyswanton01
 
Group 5 = goodnorevil, boogirl1984, Teeisme, kishcrafts

goodnorevil sends a to boogirl1984, b to Teeisme, c to kishcrafts
boogirl1984 sends a to Teeisme, b to kishcrafts and c to goodnorevil
Teeisme sends a to kishcrafts, b to goodnorevil, c to boogirl1984
kishcrafts sends a to goodnorevil, b to boogirl1984, c to Teeisme

Group 6 = Radegund, squirrelgirl, FicklePegasus, crescentfresh

Radegund sends a to squirrelgirl, b to FicklePegasus, c to crescentfresh
squirrelgirl sends a to FicklePegasus, b to crescentfresh, c to Radegund
FicklePegasus sends a to crescentfresh, b to Radegund, c to squirrelgirl
crescentfresh sends a to Radegund, b to squirrelgirl, c to FicklePegasus
     
Group 7 = tristita, Tygir, addicted2knitting, EOcrafter

tristita sends a to Tygir, b to addicted2knitting, c to EOcrafter
Tygir sends a to addicted2knitting, b to ECcrafter, c to tristita
Addicted2knitting sends a to EOcrafter, b to tristita, c to Tygir
EOcrafter sends a to tristia, b to Tygir, c to addicted2knitting



SENDsAND RECIEVES WILL BE UPDATED ON THE GALLERY THREAD!!



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 10, 2008 08:33:14 PM
yay for crafty_dame!! I am going to go find my thesaurus  :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 10, 2008 09:00:32 PM
sent my info


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 10, 2008 09:01:43 PM
i know! i ned to dig out all my vintage dictionaries!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 10, 2008 09:31:16 PM
i wasn't going to do any more swaps, but atcs are soo quick and easy and i need to complete my alphabet--started last time at stu


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: PaperBag on March 10, 2008 10:41:49 PM
I started at S,T,U, too lol

It's been a long time since I've made ATCs. I can't wait to get back into it :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: whatzudoin on March 11, 2008 07:31:56 AM
Haha at least I don't feel like the only one having catching up to do. I also started with S, T, U. Anyways I sent in my info and can't wait to see what others come up with.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: coryjo on March 11, 2008 08:08:06 AM
I sent in my info and I'm a little nervous.  This is my first ATC swap, but I've been playing with practice ATCs for about a month so it's all good.  Right?  :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: juliusmunki on March 11, 2008 08:46:36 AM
HA! coryjo I was thinking the same thing!  I have just started my ATC experience and although I am totally in love with them I am very nervous about joining the ranks of all of you professional crafsters and your beautiful work !   :-\  still haven't sent in my info - but think I will just go for it now...


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 11, 2008 09:06:42 AM
yay! i'm excited about this swap!

i'm running out the door in a few minutes, so i haven't updated the list yet, but i will later today, i promise!


newbies are totally welcome! i think this is a great swap for atc newbies, because you have a set theme to work from, so it's not as vague as just a general swap. totally check out the past galleries though, because some of the cards that were received were damn inspiring!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: crescentfresh on March 11, 2008 12:02:36 PM
I don't know why i haven't signed up for atc swaps sooner, but abc seems like a perfect time to start eh? I hope doing more of these will get me back into my daily art routine. good times everyone!
-kablam


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 11, 2008 02:31:28 PM
I'm an ATC newbie as well, but I'd love to join this swap!
I have a quick ATC-related question though: what kind of cardboard/cardstock is normally used for ATC's? How sturdy is the average ATC? I was just wondering because I wouldn't want to send anything that my partner would find flimsy/floppy/whatever... Sorry for the thread hijack, I'll stop now!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 11, 2008 03:46:58 PM
I've just sent in my info, this is going to be fun!  :)

I wanted to ask, can we make the cards using words in other languages than english or is it english only?


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: goodnorevil on March 11, 2008 06:17:27 PM
Ooo, I'm glad I caught the alphabet at the beginning - gonna send in my info right away!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 11, 2008 07:06:26 PM
what kind of cardboard/cardstock is normally used for ATC's? How sturdy is the average ATC?
They are all different, some I have received are all fabric, some are card stock, some are playing cards on the back, some are card board....I think anything sturdier than plain paper are ok....


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: whatzudoin on March 11, 2008 07:46:49 PM
I've just sent in my info, this is going to be fun!  :)

I wanted to ask, can we make the cards using words in other languages than english or is it english only?

You can use anything your mind comes up with. I personally stick with English, but you could try another language. I'd translate it on the back in case the partner doesn't speak or know the language. ;)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 12, 2008 03:03:50 AM
the front page is now updated! sorry for the delay everyone!



as for materials, i'd just make sure that your card can stand up if it's leaned against something (ie, it wo'nt bend in half!). i usually use recycled cracker and cereal boxes, with paper glued on both sides, and i know a lot of others do as well.

i think languages would be great! and yes, i think a translation would be nice if it's important to the card. if you randomly use paper with a different language written on it as a background just for artistic purposes, you don't need to translate it, but if it's a major part of the car, it'd be a good idea!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 12, 2008 08:39:53 AM
Thanks for the answers!  :)

French is my first language and I live in the province of Québec, a mostly francophone province. So I have access to everything possible in french, magazines, books... I'm glad I'll be able to incorporate that in my ATCs. And I was thinking of adding a translation in the back of the card too.  :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 12, 2008 08:48:46 AM
Thanks for the answers!  :)

French is my first language and I live in the province of Québec, a mostly francophone province. So I have access to everything possible in french, magazines, books... I'm glad I'll be able to incorporate that in my ATCs. And I was thinking of adding a translation in the back of the card too.  :)

not only do you have access to everything possible in french, you also have POUTINE!!! mmmm.... poutine!!!   


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 12, 2008 09:56:22 AM
oh i have to join this swap!  i'm currently doing an ABC poster project for my son..... so this may fit right in!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 12, 2008 10:34:30 AM
my favourite food is poutine, I eat it alllll the time.
Which is funny since im lactose intolerant and it kills me later.
I live about 2 hours from Quebec on the st.lawrence river


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: whatzudoin on March 12, 2008 11:07:55 AM
I'm currently coming up with ideas for my cards. I'm going to start it this week since it's my Spring break and I have loads of time to work on it. :) I can't wait to send them out and see everyones ideas when we get partners.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Corwin on March 12, 2008 11:57:10 AM
Oh I so want to do this swap but I have my first swap send out tomorrow.  Hopefully I will still be able to join before it fills up!!!! :'(


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: EOcrafter on March 12, 2008 12:14:06 PM
oooh this is so tempting, I think I will use this swap as inspiriation to finish up my yarnies one this weekend and get it out.  I've always wanted an alphabet book, what better place to start that "A,B,C?!"  ;D

Does this swap fill up real quick?


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: SewHelpMe on March 12, 2008 12:36:43 PM
Yeeeeaaayyy!  I just got in!  I'm a newbie to both ATCs and to swaps, but I swear I won't be a flake!  This is too much fun!  I hope I can do ALL of the alphabet.

What goes on the back of the cards?  I know it's the artist's info, but what, exactly?



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 12, 2008 12:52:10 PM
Yep, poutine is awesome. And now I want some!  ;)

SewHelpMe, for my first swap, I did an ATCs swap, I think it's the perfect way to start swapping. Of course then you'll get addicted to swaps...  :P Maybe there should be a disclaimer on the swap forum about how swapping is addictive!  ;)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 12, 2008 03:09:36 PM
i don't know how fast this swap will fill up... it's been open for 2 days, and we're already at half. if it does fill up, and there are still lots of people who want to join, i might raise the number of swappers.... i feel bad turning anyone away!

for the newbie ATCers, here's a good post with links (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136601.0) to all sort of info about ATCs.

as for the back specifically, i know some people have a format they use, just print it out and fill it in, but i'm not a big fan of those. i usually write the title, the specific swap, the date, and sign with my username and my real name. i take pictures of my backs quite often, and there are a bunch of them posted in my atc gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156083.0;all) if you'd like to see.




i MUST find cheese curds.... the only place to get good poutine here is at least a 45minute drive away, i want to make my own! vanillaxlight and i went for poutine last week while she was here visiting, and i've been craving more ever since!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: FicklePegasus on March 12, 2008 03:16:44 PM
I sent my info in, YAY!  I've only done one ATC, but it was fun. 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 12, 2008 03:39:07 PM
i MUST find cheese curds.... the only place to get good poutine here is at least a 45minute drive away, i want to make my own! vanillaxlight and i went for poutine last week while she was here visiting, and i've been craving more ever since!

I live in Wisconsin, cheese capital of the world.  i could swap some cheese curds for quelle que choses interresantes . . . .


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: boogirl1984 on March 12, 2008 04:15:29 PM
Really looking forward to this swap!  I haven't made any new ATCs in ages, and even when I did I was still very much a newbie.  Should be fun!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: squirrelgirl on March 12, 2008 05:24:45 PM
I signed up! I haven't swapped atcs in a LONG time. Hopefully I'm not to rusty.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Radegund on March 12, 2008 06:16:39 PM
I'm another person who started late in the alphabet in a previous round. In fact I already made my C card back when I did XYZ, because I got on a roll!  ;D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 12, 2008 06:52:45 PM
I am excited that my good buddy coryjo is doing her first ATC swap!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 12, 2008 10:17:34 PM
i just sent in my info!!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 12, 2008 10:33:33 PM
I am so glad I was browsing the craft swaps board and came across this swap. It will be my 1st ATC swap :) I am SO excited!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 13, 2008 01:41:59 AM
wahooo!! the front page is updated!!

if you've sent me a PM, and you're not on the list, PLEASE let me know! thanks!

this swap has had so much interest so fast! that makes me so happy! i've missed doing atc swaps, and it sounds like i'm not the only one! now that i've started again, i have so many ideas! when the fabric atc swap is done, i have another one planned that i want to do if there's enough interest...



hardyswanton, i appreciate the offer, but the thought of cheese coming in the mail really grosses me out! canada post is so sloooow, i can just imagine the condition it would be in when it arrived! :P


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: sajona on March 13, 2008 08:03:44 AM
I signed up and I've done a 'B' card already - only because I came across a photo of my DD as a Bald, Beautiful Baby and had to use it somehow!



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 13, 2008 08:23:35 AM
YAY, I just sent my information! This is my first swap ever, I'm so excited! :) Inspiration hit me, so I've already started making the C card  ;)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: EOcrafter on March 13, 2008 08:26:23 AM
I just sent my info in, hopefully I will squeak in.  I stared ATCs with the Happy 100 themes, and I really enjoyed it!  I'm looking foward to getting my alphabet book started now :-)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 13, 2008 08:47:43 AM
hardyswanton, i appreciate the offer, but the thought of cheese coming in the mail really grosses me out! canada post is so sloooow, i can just imagine the condition it would be in when it arrived! :P

Yeah, that's true.  I wonder what food companies do when they ship cheese?  I'd be more than happy to send some, but i'd feel horrible if it ended up a funky blue mess.

Ooh, a poly clay atc from kish, that'd be super cute ;)  I am making at least one my cards more 3d than usual.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: crescentfresh on March 13, 2008 09:15:32 AM
i'm number 22 to sign up, day of my birth, and in the same month for this happy swap =) joyous


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: coryjo on March 13, 2008 09:52:47 AM
Ooh, a poly clay atc from kish, that'd be super cute ;)  I am making at least one my cards more 3d than usual.

Be jealous, I already have some of kish's ATCs from the 12 days of Christmas Swap.  Ha!  And to WYOKrista - it's your fault I'm interested in ATC stuff at all.  Now I only hope mine look half as good as yours  ;)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 13, 2008 10:23:03 AM
[quote author=hardyswanton01 link=topic=233056.msg2551229#msg2551229
Ooh, a poly clay atc from kish, that'd be super cute ;)  I am making at least one my cards more 3d than usual.
[/quote]

I am so looking forward to making some more 3D ATC's, the ATC challenge really wet my ATC whistle! haha!

Be jealous, I already have some of kish's ATCs from the 12 days of Christmas Swap.  Ha!  And to WYOKrista - it's your fault I'm interested in ATC stuff at all.  Now I only hope mine look half as good as yours  ;)

Glad you are still enjoying them coryjo! they wer emy first attempts at ATC making and I am happy they have a loving home! :P And, yes, I too blame WYO for my interest in ATC making!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 13, 2008 11:19:15 AM
wow, I had no idea I was so influential! I promise I will continue to use that power for good, not evil  ;D  I am hoping that I can collect the whole alphabet, that would be so fun :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 13, 2008 01:13:53 PM
hi everyone!

once again, i'm just running out the door (i'm home all day, so apparently i'm the family errand boy!). but i've got a bunch of PMs, and we're already over the limit of 25,  but that's okay!

any PMs that come while i'm gone will be as accepted as well, so send your questionnaire in quick! i'll end sign ups later today.
 



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: EOcrafter on March 13, 2008 01:46:42 PM
hi everyone!

once again, i'm just running out the door (i'm home all day, so apparently i'm the family errand boy!). but i've got a bunch of PMs, and we're already over the limit of 25,  but that's okay!

any PMs that come while i'm gone will be as accepted as well, so send your questionnaire in quick! i'll end sign ups later today.
 




Yay!! How nice!  Everything time I try to squeak in a participant limited swap, I'm always like number 26 or 27  ::)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 13, 2008 02:09:33 PM
i just hope everyone gets their cards out and we have no slackers.  this filled up so fast!  i like atcs because they're small, and the amazing stuff that everyone else can do with them pushes me to try more.  i think i'll make some this weekend, now if i can only find the ones i pre cut . . . .


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: juliusmunki on March 13, 2008 03:38:42 PM
so as recently stated - I am pretty new to this ATC thing - I have already started my cards for this swap and some are turning out pretty cool, if I do say so myself...

Don't get me wrong - I am totally geeked about getting all the other cards but a part of me is having a hard time giving up my new creations...  My question is this...

Does anyone else feel deprived sending away their new creations?  DO you keep some kind of photo log on the ones you have made and sent to new homes?


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 13, 2008 04:10:51 PM
I always take photos of each thing I create before I send them anywhere, and even when I keep them.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS MARCH 10-21, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on March 13, 2008 05:16:26 PM
I hope I snuck in before the buzzer.  :P If not, I'm still going to make a set of ABCs for myself. They past galeries are so beautiful. :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 13, 2008 08:29:36 PM
SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED!

we're at 28, which is perfect for groups of 4! yayy!


i'll work on partners now, but it might take me a little bit, i promise they'll be out by morning!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: esmecraftin on March 14, 2008 02:52:43 AM
Whee! I'm in!
Thanks - I'm really looking forward to doing this! :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 14, 2008 03:25:04 AM
PARTNERS HAVE ALL BEEN SENT!

please please let me know if you see any problems, or if you didn't get your PM or something!


i know some of you have already been crafting, such eager beavers you all are! ;D just don't forget to PM me when you send and receive, posting in the thread WILL NOT count as communication!


juliusmunki, i scan or photograph everything i do as well... i actually printed out my scans of the ones i made for previous alphabet rounds in the correct size, so that i could show them all to friend who doesn't have internet access. 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on March 14, 2008 03:32:14 AM
OOOOOOh. Group 3 is so international. I can't wait to get stuff from all over the world!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 14, 2008 05:19:56 AM
Woot, people in my group are folks I haven't swapped with before.  I always like "meeting" new craftsters :)  (not that the old ones are bad, of course, it's fun to collect new styles)

I need to get crafting, I have some great ideas in my head for this one :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 14, 2008 10:45:26 AM
ooooh i was happy to find out my partners!! Now to start crafting!!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 14, 2008 11:03:59 AM
Yay! I'm so excited about this! :) I'm glad to be in the "international" group as well :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 14, 2008 11:39:06 AM
I made my cards last night, so I was happy to have my partners this morning.
My cards are all sealed up and ready to go out, just need to go to the post office for stamps


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: goodnorevil on March 14, 2008 01:49:09 PM
Holy shmoses, you're already done?!? I've got three finals on tuesday, so I can't start for a couple days. Though I did plan out what I wanted to do for each partner this morning. Then I went to the art supply store. I should be studying right now, but .... I'm not. Craftster is taking over my life!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 14, 2008 02:35:03 PM
Holy shmoses, you're already done?!? I've got three finals on tuesday, so I can't start for a couple days. Though I did plan out what I wanted to do for each partner this morning. Then I went to the art supply store. I should be studying right now, but .... I'm not. Craftster is taking over my life!

I blame insomnia
I made them at 2am


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 15, 2008 03:13:47 AM
Twiztid, you are so quick! I've finished C, and B is in the works... But I keep looking at them and thinking they're not good enough! I'm just nervous that my cards are going to look newbish next to all of yours... I'm probably going to make like three of each letter before I'm satisfied!  :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on March 15, 2008 04:15:59 AM
I love geting card from all differant levels of experiance. It would be boring to have a bagillion cards that all look the same. So, don't stress too much ok.  ;D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: esmecraftin on March 15, 2008 04:52:33 AM
Hi vinnie451, I'm one of your partners and I have never made ATC's before, so I'm very excited to get started :)
 I have them all sketched out and planned, just have to finish a few bits for another swap and I'm ready to go.
Hi to karin_ and sajona, too - I can't wait to start swapping :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 15, 2008 01:56:03 PM
I can't wait to start, I got all my words chosen. I just have to get my supplies out and start crafting.  :)

I also have a request for the other people in Group 1. If you could wrap your card in plastic before sending it to me I'd really appreciate it. A ziploc bag would do fine. It's just that apparently some snow managed to get in my mail box.  >:( All my mail has been wet this week, thankfully it was mostly junk mail. I'd hate that your fabulous got wet. I'll be sending mine in plastic too, just in case. Thank you!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 15, 2008 02:16:51 PM
Hi esmecraftin, I'm so glad I'm not the only ATC newbie in our group! :) I'll do my best not to stress too much... ;) Just so you know, I'll be away from my computer until Tuesday, I'm going on a weekend trip with my family... Have a good weekend everyone! 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: squirrelgirl on March 15, 2008 03:42:45 PM
I finished "b" & "c" last night & this morning I made good progress on "a"
I'll probably send on Monday!
Which is so nice because I never seem to send early!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 15, 2008 03:50:05 PM
I finished "b" & "c" last night & this morning I made good progress on "a"
I'll probably send on Monday!
Which is so nice because I never seem to send early!

me neither
I was beyond impressed when i had something done and ready the same day as partners.
Thats never ever happened.

I have completed d,e,f and h now as well


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: sajona on March 15, 2008 04:31:28 PM
I'm a bit stuck on A at the moment - and have all the ideas for C - it will be italian!
but A..hmmmm..will need to go through all my photos for inspiration! Don't have any of aardvarks! May have to get my DH to help - but it will end up fairly surreal (he has a weird sense of humour!)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: megan+mary on March 15, 2008 04:42:10 PM
How did I miss this???? I joined in the last one with DEF... so all I need is ABC *cries*  :'(


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 15, 2008 05:50:11 PM
Im sure someone is willing to do a atc trade to get you the only alphabet ones you need.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 15, 2008 07:00:29 PM
I'm done! I should be sending tomorrow or at the beginning of the week. Yay!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: goodnorevil on March 16, 2008 10:29:08 AM
I did that annoying thing last night: y'know, where right as you fall asleep you get a great idea for something? I thought of the perfect 'a' card! It was great! But I was too tired to write it down, and now I forgot it. I do that all the time!

I need to hang a clipboard and a pen next to my bed. Maybe a flashlight, too.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: FicklePegasus on March 16, 2008 10:51:20 AM
Most of my craft stuff is right beside the bed lol   

I've tried my A card 2x, and I'm really happy with my 2nd one.  ;D  I have part of C done and the idea and a sketch done for B.  I just need to pick up supplies on Tuesday!  (I've just gotten into papercraft and don't have much laying around)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Lunanne on March 16, 2008 11:30:11 AM
I always have a pad and a pen next to my bed. I have to write down everything or else I forget.

And I have sent my cards this morning, yay!  :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: boogirl1984 on March 16, 2008 02:15:07 PM
I used to keep post-its beside my bed for last minute ideas.  And also one in the bathroom drawer since I get my best thinking done in the shower.  :-)

I'm trying to get started on my now.  I'm in the middle of reading (The Other Boleyn Girl) and don't want to do anything else. 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 16, 2008 03:18:40 PM
I'm in the middle of reading (The Other Boleyn Girl) and don't want to do anything else. 

I read that book!! that would be an awesome B card.....hmmmmm  :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 16, 2008 06:16:36 PM
i'm done, my cards are going out tomorrow, just need to buy stamps :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: goodnorevil on March 16, 2008 07:13:38 PM
I just need to pick up supplies on Tuesday!  (I've just gotten into papercraft and don't have much laying around)

Yeah, me too. But it's pretty amazing that I always buy more supplies when I have sooo much stuff already. But I need papercraft stuff, not yarn or felt or hot glue! I just like having a huge stash o' goodies, I guess.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: FicklePegasus on March 17, 2008 06:18:42 AM
I should start using my yarn stash in my non-crochet crafting.  I have an obnoxious amount of novelty yarn!  Hmmm...may have to rethink a card or just get a headstart on the rest of the alphabet! lol


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 17, 2008 05:41:20 PM
wahoo! people have started sending!!

here's the gallery link!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234386.new#new
(i put it in the first post as well, in case you lose it!) 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: sajona on March 18, 2008 04:42:47 PM
Just finished mine.They are all totally different - but very personal to me, maybe reflecting my many different characters!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 18, 2008 04:58:23 PM
yIKES!  i've got all my ideas figured out and started one of them,  maybe mine are too complex!  I can't believe people have sent already!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: sajona on March 18, 2008 05:08:10 PM
yIKES!  i've got all my ideas figured out and started one of them,  maybe mine are too complex!  I can't believe people have sent already!

They are all collage and I happened to get some time free this evening and also had some collage to do for another swap - so could have a mass glueing session! I am now waiting for the last to dry.



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: A2K on March 18, 2008 07:11:42 PM
This is all new to me and I'm feeling quite insecure.  Put knitting needles in my hand, and I don't have a problem -- I love the idea of ATC's and I love the things I have seen people do, but I'm more of a "coloring" kind of person.  I have "B" done.  I like it.  I THINK I can send it to my B person without too much anxiety, but I'm not sure about A and C.  How much time do I have left?   :o  What's the penalty for sending stuff people hate? :'( 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 18, 2008 07:22:26 PM
wow addicted2knitting!!  Its ok, you have plenty of time, you are going to do fine, that is one thing that is great about ATCs, they are an artistic expression, and there is no right or wrong.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 18, 2008 07:31:54 PM
I feel for you addicted. I am VERY nervous about participating in this swap. I have perused the galleries from all the past ATC ABC, etc swaps and I must say there are some fabulous cards in those galleries.

On a side note, I have decided that I am going to participate in each of the ATC alphabet swaps this year, because I REALLY want to amass the entire alphabet in ATC's. I am going to go with one theme for the entire alphabet. :) You will all see what I mean when you see my A B and C cards.... :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 18, 2008 10:14:14 PM
yay!! i'm done!  Just waiting for the glaze to dry, then they'll be in the mail tomorrow!  Once I got going on my cards I realized they weren't as complex as I first thought!  I'll PM when I send.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: goodnorevil on March 18, 2008 11:27:27 PM
okay, everyone just imagine me dancing and singing...

"I'm done, I'm done, I'm done with my finals, yay yay yay!"

Okay, enough of that. I'm obviously excited because I'm now done with this term of school, and I now have time to make the atc's that I've been dying to make.

Yay!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 18, 2008 11:34:54 PM
CONGRATS! Now the REAL fun begins!

ATC crafting we go.....


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 18, 2008 11:50:13 PM
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's nervous about this swap... But I'm going to go with what WYOKrista said, there's no right or wrong! Thanks for those encouraging words :)

ALSO: I have a glue related question. I'm thinking about making a collage ATC, but I'm not sure what kind of glue to use... I could just use a glue stick I suppose, but I'm afraid that it might not be strong enough. Or would it be better to coat the whole thing with some sort of decoupage glue? I wish I lived in the US so I could pick up some of this Mod Podge that I hear about all the time on Craftster... Sucks living in my little corner of the world sometimes  :-\ Any advice for me?


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: sajona on March 19, 2008 02:43:44 AM
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who's nervous about this swap... But I'm going to go with what WYOKrista said, there's no right or wrong! Thanks for those encouraging words :)

ALSO: I have a glue related question. I'm thinking about making a collage ATC, but I'm not sure what kind of glue to use... I could just use a glue stick I suppose, but I'm afraid that it might not be strong enough. Or would it be better to coat the whole thing with some sort of decoupage glue? I wish I lived in the US so I could pick up some of this Mod Podge that I hear about all the time on Craftster... Sucks living in my little corner of the world sometimes  :-\ Any advice for me?

I've used PVA (the white glue used for schools/kids) and it seems to hold up ok - I really coat the whole back of each piece being stuck and then firm it down with a dry brush. It does tend to make the paper warp a bit so I need to put a weight on it after it is dried to flatten it!



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 19, 2008 08:41:18 AM
i normally use hot glue for my atcs


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 19, 2008 09:13:47 AM
I think I have used just about every adhesive at one time  or another.... When I do collage style, I will sometimes stick things down with rubber cement but then I like to seal the card with gel medium. Or I use gel medium for the whole thing. Sometimes I just use double stick tape if I don't intend to seal it.  Yay for adhesives :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: hardyswanton01 on March 19, 2008 07:13:55 PM
it depends on what i am gluing.  if i print out pictures/text, i find mod podge makes things bleed or smear, so i glue those down with school glue sticks.  but if you want a cool collaged look that is sealed, mod pogdge is good.  i use hot glue for ribbons, 3d stuff.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Radegund on March 19, 2008 08:13:39 PM
if i print out pictures/text, i find mod podge makes things bleed or smear

I found a solution for that. I spray my inkjet printout lightly with matte acrylic spray. Once it dries, you can't see the spray coating, and it's resistant to the mod podge.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 19, 2008 08:41:08 PM
I have had problems with printouts and mod podge. I read somewhere that if you print something out, to let it air dry for a few hours (overnight preferred) and then mod podge it.
I think it sets the ink more. I have used this method ever since and have not had problems with mod podge bleeding the ink anymore. :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: WYOKrista on March 19, 2008 08:52:22 PM
sometimes I like the smeared look, too  ::)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 19, 2008 08:55:22 PM
well, sure, if THAT is the look you are going for.... :P

But I don't like it when my pic ends up having that "pink" look cause the red was a bleedy!  ::)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: juliusmunki on March 20, 2008 11:01:03 AM
Yea - I'm done!  All I need to do is get a few stamps - Its kinda crazy how they all turned out so different - I plan on doing this thru the whole alphabet - and already made my list of a-z and each letter is a new technique to try with corresponding letter... ie Q for quilling etc... I have almost all of the letters filled - even q and z there are a few I haven't quite figured out yet - maybe I am trying to over-achieve a bit here but I have been laid off indefinitely - so I have PLENTY of time on my hands right now-

I took some pictures but I haven't got a picture I am happy with for posting my ATC's maybe I will expirement with that until I get to the post office tomorrow...

oh and I am so looking forward to getting hardyswanton atc that is on the way!!  Yea!! :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: SewHelpMe on March 20, 2008 01:06:30 PM
juliusmunki!  I did the same thing:  I hope to go through the whole alphabet so I wrote down all the letters, and am trying to come up with ideas for each one.

I've got my first three IN THE ENVELOPES!  I'm just too chicken to mail them yet.  I haven't done ATCs before, and I'm afraid they're too simple.  I'll sit on them over the weekend, and decided if I should re-do them or not! 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 20, 2008 01:47:37 PM
alright the first ATC is up in the gallery!  It rocks!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 20, 2008 01:49:17 PM
juliusmunki!  I did the same thing:  I hope to go through the whole alphabet so I wrote down all the letters, and am trying to come up with ideas for each one.

I've got my first three IN THE ENVELOPES!  I'm just too chicken to mail them yet.  I haven't done ATCs before, and I'm afraid they're too simple.  I'll sit on them over the weekend, and decided if I should re-do them or not! 

i'm sure they're great!  i've never done ATC's before either!  I had to keep checking the size .... didn't realize how small they are!  Some people get a lot of detail on such a small canvas!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 20, 2008 02:40:45 PM
hi everybody!

i just wanted to let you all know that all sends and receives will be updated on the gallery thread, just FYI!



SewHelpMe,  please don't stress! this should be a fun swap! if you look at previous galleries, there are so many different styles and skill levels that participated, and it was awesome! i'm sure your cards rock!

and for glue, i love my UHU glue stick (sit on the card for a bit to press it down well! ;)), my xyron machine (<3 my xyron), and recently i've rediscovered my love for acrylic medium from the art store. that stuff is SOOOO cool!!  i've found that the PVA glue smears inkjet as well.... i try to avoid the PVA glue, i only use it for things like rhinestones, though i've found that my glossy accents works better for them anyway. (i <3 glossy accents too!!) 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on March 21, 2008 06:16:12 AM
I'm a little behind the craft supply loop but I just heard about a glue called Diamond Clear. I guess it will glue darn near anything and you can also use it like resin. Has anybody used this? I'm going to order a bottle the next time I need yarn from Joanns.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 21, 2008 03:31:10 PM
nooo... i haven't heard of it, but it sounds intriguing.....


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 21, 2008 03:38:38 PM
diamond glaze rocks! I have used it in faux mosaics to make plain paper look like pieces of clay/glass. it gives a raised finish. hard to explain but here is a bit of info on it:

http://www.diamondglaze.com/



Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: crescentfresh on March 21, 2008 04:06:43 PM
I've already made 3 B's I just don't know which one to send, and they're all rather different. Do you ever feel the desire to send more than one? does anyone plan on it so far?


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: SewHelpMe on March 22, 2008 11:27:58 AM
I've already made 3 B's I just don't know which one to send, and they're all rather different. Do you ever feel the desire to send more than one? does anyone plan on it so far?

I made 3 As, 2 Bs and 2 Cs, and I was so wishy-washy about all of them that I was tempted to send the extras to my swap partners and let THEM choose their favorite.  I eventually let my husband pick what he thought was best, and those are the ones I mailed.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: juliusmunki on March 22, 2008 01:03:34 PM
I got my C - is for corset ! - from hardyswanton01 just now !!  its awesome ! I love getting great art in the mail !   thankyouthankyouthankyou !!  I will post a pic in the gallery later tonight when I get home !!   


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: A2K on March 22, 2008 03:09:41 PM
After much dawdling, I have finished my A, B, and C cards and I am happy to report that, once I let myself just enjoy the experience and do my own thing (I'm an avid doodler), I enjoyed myself immensely.  Thank you all for your encouraging words earlier in this thread.  I will send to my ABC partners on Monday! 


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: whatzudoin on March 28, 2008 04:38:58 PM
I mailed out my atcs. :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 29, 2008 10:59:19 PM
I finished my ATC's and I will package them up tomorrow and pop them in the mail on monday. I feel so accomplished. :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 30, 2008 03:33:02 AM
i know! mine are going out tommorrow too, and i feel the same way!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: esmecraftin on March 30, 2008 04:28:23 AM
A quick progress report:
My "A" card is finished - "C" is half done and drying, and I'm working on "B" :D
With a bit of luck they should be ready to send out tomorrow ;)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: squirrelgirl on March 30, 2008 11:44:31 AM
All my cards made it! This is the first time in my 40+ swaps that I sent out before the due date and the first time I have totally completed a swap before the due date! I don't really see that happening again.  :D I'm just not that type of crafter.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: Radegund on March 30, 2008 02:37:29 PM
Whew!  I just finished mine, AND I remembered to take pictures before putting them into their envelopes!   ::)  I'll take them to the post office tomorrow (along with my tax paperwork, the other thing I got finished this weekend).


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on March 30, 2008 03:31:37 PM
My A and C are 80% done each. My C isn't quite what I planed but I still like it. B is in my head but I still have to werk it out in real life.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on March 30, 2008 09:42:42 PM
Even though my cards have been done since before partners, Im finally sending in the morning, They have been sitting a huge pile of mail I need to send out and Ive just been waiting for it to gather up and take it all at once.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: karin_ on March 30, 2008 10:55:55 PM
my cards are on the way too! i feel excited :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on March 30, 2008 11:00:18 PM
Even though my cards have been done since before partners, Im finally sending in the morning, They have been sitting a huge pile of mail I need to send out and Ive just been waiting for it to gather up and take it all at once.

i know the feeling, you should have seen my pile at the post office today!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: coryjo on March 31, 2008 11:03:35 AM
I sent off my cards today!  i'm so nervous, my first 3 ATCs ever!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on April 02, 2008 02:41:56 AM
just a reminder that FRIDAY is SEND DAY!!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: esmecraftin on April 04, 2008 07:38:06 AM
All my cards are sent! Yay!

I have received two, just waiting for "C".

It's been a lot of fun making my first ever ATC's and now I hope to carry on and do the whole alphabet.

Thanks to my swap partners and the organiser for a great swap :D


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: vinnie451 on April 04, 2008 07:48:28 AM
Whew... In the mail today. The guy at the window now knows me as the person with alot of friends in other countries. "ooooh, Swenden. Thats a new one," he said. I got a little over zelous on my technique and the cards are a little fatter than I had planned. I hope they survive shipping.


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on April 04, 2008 10:17:34 PM
just a reminder, TODAY IS SEND DAY!!! there are still a few people i haven't heard from!  


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 08, 2008 07:52:45 PM
I had so much fun doing this swap. I cannot wait for the next round.... D, E and F here I come!! :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on April 08, 2008 08:03:34 PM
I'll be starting it soon! As soon as everyone gets positive for this round :)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 09, 2008 07:33:36 AM
I've already come up with ideas for D E F!


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: TwiztidBlood on April 22, 2008 06:26:08 PM
I went ahead and started the next round

Join below :)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241836.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241836.0)


Title: Re: Alphabet ATC A,B,C Swap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SEND BY APRIL 4)
Post by: craftydame on June 03, 2008 12:13:54 AM
sign ups for G, H, I have started!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249566.0