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Mystery items challenge #2 USA OVERFLOW

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Mystery items challenge #2  USA OVERFLOW
Group:All about ATC
Swap Coordinator:AZmom875 (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 15, 2016
Date items must be sent by:October 31, 2016
Number of swap partners:2

The first swap filled up real fast, so I opening a second USA swap. You can not join this if you joined the other, as the mystery items are the same.

I hosted this swap SEPT of 2015, It turned out great.

We have over 500 people in this swap GROUP. The first 10 that sign up for this swap get to play. This is USA only. If you Join the USA only swap you may not, join the International swap, since the items may be the same for both swaps. If you participated in the last mystery image swap and did not send me the host a return card you also may not participate this round.

Here is how it works. All ten players will get an envelope from me with some mystery items inside. You will get enough to create 3 cards. One for me the host/coordinator, as a thank you gift for mailing out the envelope. blah blah blah, I will enclose a return address label for your convenience

Plus you will make ONE card each for 2 partners. The reason you are getting 2 partners is so that you can see how 2 different artists approached the mystery item.

But there is a glitch, IF you get me as a partner, you need to make me a card as the host and a card as the partner, and they can not be the same cards. You need a second idea. If you do get me as a partner you find I gave you a different colored item to help you.

The items I am sending are upcycled items, and they are all the same. You must be able to create from an outside the box kind of thinking to participate. You wont be getting some scrapbooking embellishments to work with.

Use these items on your cards so that it is visible in some way, yes, you may color it or rip it, or paint it, but leave some of it to be seen somehow. Abstract, zentagles, collage, and hand drawn/painted cards are all acceptable. The goal is to be challenged and think outside the crayon box.

Put some contact info on the back of your cards.

Make sure your cards are have even edges, and measure 2.5 x.3.5, with a sturdy backing.

When I mail the mystery images, I will have made my 2 cards for my partners, and they will be sealed/not visible. Do not open my cards until your work is complete, I dont want to influence your artwork, in any way. No cheating.

You will have a long time to complete these cards. This allows for mailing time to you from me, and time to create.

I will close this swap when I get 10 USA players. This will not change the send by date. But I will mail 2 days after, I close the swap.

Please post in the comments when your mystery items arrives. Please contact me if you dont get the mystery item within a week of when I state I mailed it.

I will angel this swap, after you have contacted your sender 2 times and have rated them a 1. I will also of course, remove that person from our group.


AZmom875 09/16/2016 #

ALL the mystery items will be in the mail Saturday. Please post here when you get them. but dont say what you got till it looks like the majority of the players also got their envelopes.

Luvslife3 09/19/2016 #

mystery items received this morning Heather. Just to clarify....we can only use what you sent, right?? Brain is spinning ....this is going to be fun!!!

AZmom875 09/19/2016 #

Very good question. No you can use other things, but you MUST use the things I sent. I sent 4 images, and two pages and one textured item. Make 3 cards. I sent an extra image just in case. Put one image on each card, use the pages somehow on each card, and that textured item, use it somehow too. I ripped up the textured item. I also found it works well on a die cut machine.

Marsha907 09/20/2016 #

I got mine. I had been waiting for a couple of ATCs for a different swap and thought the swapper forgot to put the ATC in and just sent extras. Ok, now to get creative.

moM 09/20/2016 #

I received mine today! This is going to be so much fun!

Luvslife3 09/20/2016 #

Awesome...thanks for the clarification Heather...and the tip!!

sherba31 09/20/2016 #

I received mine today. Thanks for the inspiration!

KarenLaneWV 09/20/2016 #

Mine came today, too. Funny thing, it was ripped open when the post office got it. However, it has all the things you said you were sending.

dancingDog 09/20/2016 #

I also received the envelope with the things today.

KarenLaneWV 09/20/2016 #

No, it didn't have an ATC in it... bummer... just 2 pages, 4 items, a corrugated item and your address label, Heather. I think the postal center that sorts mail has a thief as someone who got a trade from me complained it was ripped open and the contents were dirty. I know darn well it was taped closed (a small flat rate box) and nothing in it was dirty... I know it's not my local post office as I know the lady who runs it and she would never do anything to someone's mail!

AZmom875 09/21/2016 #

Karen, I am sorry and concerned that yours arrived ripped. 5 of the 12 players have checked in so far. If I need to resend, I will.

The mystery items envelope would not contain an atc, so you are not missing anything Karen, you got it all. 4 images, book pages, and the texture item.

Plus each player would have received a return address label for me. That is to make it easier to send me a hostess card.

AZmom875 09/21/2016 #

BTW, I did write on the left side of the envelope in purple Mystery item swap. And I count 6 of the 12 who got the envelope, not 5.

Thanks for playing.

joybells2426 09/21/2016 #

I got my envelope today! Excited to start!

tristitia 09/22/2016 #

My items arrived today, too - I'm ready to get busy!

KarenLaneWV 09/23/2016 #

OK, glad everything was in the torn envelope. I think the post office needs to be more careful with stuff!! This is going to be fun!

mamajoy 09/24/2016 #

Got mine while I was out of town. Interesting........I'm glad we can add embellishments.

AZmom875 09/24/2016 #

It looks like everyon got their mystery images so now you can chat about them. You have til the end of the month to make 3 cards.

AZmom875 09/26/2016 #

I got 2 hosts cards from 80sgirl and from Marsha907. I loaded photos to my flickr account link in my profile.

AZmom875 09/28/2016 #

Today, I got Tristitia, host's card. So unique, and can be seen on flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/29992642935

AZmom875 10/ 4/2016 #

Aliprice and joybells2436, I got your card and posted it to flickr

AZmom875 10/ 6/2016 #

moM, I got your super creative Card, and I loaded it to my flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/30163722075/

AZmom875 10/ 8/2016 #

KareninWV, I got your hostess card and the card for being my partner. Your cards have been loaded to flickr.

AZmom875 10/15/2016 #

@sherba31 your host card arrived, and I am wanting coffee now. Thanks, You can see your card in my flickr album

AZmom875 10/19/2016 #

@valentina22 Your hosty card and has been loaded to the flickr account. Thanks so much. I love the saying on the card.

AZmom875 10/20/2016 #

@dancingdog I got both cards. and loved them. If the rest of you get time, go see the album. She added a zebra to one.

AZmom875 10/20/2016 #

Well, lets see who is paying attention. I could email you all but I dont read my email so it seems pointless. I go clean it out about once a month.

Ok Question is are you ready for round 2? Good, cause now someone else needs to host a mystery item swap. It can be a stamped image, or a die cut, it doesnt have to be an upcycled item.

Person should host a usa only swap and another person should do an international. Please post in the comments if you feel like you could be the host.

AZmom875 10/24/2016 #

@mamajoy I got your card today, and I posted photos of the card and the other 2 to the flickr album

AZmom875 11/ 2/2016 #

@luvslife3 I got your card today. See flickr album

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