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State Fair Photo Postcards

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State Fair Photo Postcards
Swap Homepage:http://findingjimmy.blogspot.com/2008/08/state-fair-photo-postcard-swap.html
Swap Coordinator:mercmom41 (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Photography  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:5
Last day to signup/drop:September 10, 2008
Date items must be sent by:September 29, 2008
Number of swap partners:4

Ah, my favorite time of year, State Fair time. Let's commemorate our favorite things about our own state (or county, whatever) fairs by capturing their neon, greasy, arty, homey glory on film and sharing our own images with other like-minded State Fair lovers.

For this swap you will have 4 partners and send one photo postcard to each partner. The photo has to be one you've taken, although it might be from previous years' fairs; that's okay. Or you might want to photoshop a photo for special effects. You can send all partners the same photo or all different photos, that's up to you. Have fun with it! The State Fair is a wonderful showcase of American ingenuity. Accordingly, this swap will be for U.S. participants only. Sorry! Maybe I'll do an international one later if I hear from people that they have fairs over yonder, too.

I WILL ban swappers with more than 1 no send in the last 9 months, because I know how much it sucks to get "stood up" on your swap. That being said, let me know if you want to angel. I can angel also, as I have oodles of fair pics to share.

Making a photo into a postcard is pretty easy. The photo should be 4x6 inches, standard postcard size. Then just glue cardstock on the back. Use a dry glue (Uhu glue stick is my fave), or spray mount, or one of those scrapbook dot glue roller thingies.

Any questions? PM me. Thanks for joining my swap!


lace 08/22/2008 #

I LOVE THE mn state fair too bad i'm out of state now

twobluecrows 08/25/2008 #

In Connecticut we don't have a particular State Fair as such, but many, many Agricultural Fairs, Like Brooklyn Fair, Durham Fair, Hebron Fair, Woodstock, Fair, etc. All local fairs in different towns all through the late summer and Fall. LOTS of opportunity in such a small state for some great photos!


mercmom41 08/27/2008 #

These are all fine for the swap, I didn't mean to be exclusive about what kinda fair, I just love my State Fair. So if you have a fair you love and you wanna take pics and use those for this swap, by all means, do so.


twobluecrows 09/ 6/2008 #

My cards are ready--as soon as we have partners in a few days, I'll get them in the mail! This was fun, and gave me a good excuse to go to the Fair! Cyn

nikirniemeier 09/ 9/2008 #

This is a random question .. but I guess if it doesn't get answered by tomorrow then I can't join. Do the pics have to be pictures 'I' took? I only ask this, because we don't have state fairs close to me really .. however I love fair images. Like can we print up a high quality photo and turn it into a nice postcard? If not .. that's completely okay too.

mercmom41 09/10/2008 #


this swap doesn't close until end of day today, so you can still join. But yes, I did mean this to be photos you personally took. -Merc

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