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be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap--US ONLY

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be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap--US ONLY
Swap Coordinator:firstborn (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:40
Location:Regional - US only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 28, 2010
Date items must be sent by:February 12, 2011
Number of swap partners:20
Description:

Since some have expressed interest in a us only version, i have decided to host this... well, because i <3 valentine's day and if you <3 the idea of getting a bunch of valentine love from all over the US in your mailbox, then consider my be my VALENTINE MEGA ATC Swap--US only version.

no worries, int'l swappers, i am hosting an int'l version here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/75518 ... act fast, because there is only a couple days left to sign up there!

FYI: this is a HUGE swap and so please think long & hard before you commit to this swap. please do not sign-up if you cannot meet swap requirements.

here's the scoop:

  1. make 1 valentine theme-related ATC for 20 partners each (total # of cards is 20)...can be any style, medium & yes, sender's choice. just a note...i like stickers just as much as the next person, but please try to create sticker-free work if at all possible. please do your best work & most of all, be creative & come up with something fabulous that you yourself would love to receive!

  2. standard ATC size applies: 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. please make your atcs sturdy, perhaps use chipboard or heavy cardstock as your base layer? & please make sure you include your name, swap-bot alias, "VALENTINE MEGA atc swap" & date/yr on the backs of your cards. add'l info is optional.

  3. sending extras, while nice & generous of you, are entirely optional and thus, not required. if you do, however, send extras (& I know that some of you may do, perhaps out of habit or random kindness), please be sure to check your partners' profile pages so that you send something s/he may like.

  4. anyone w/ a good swap record (4.9 or higher) and newbies (both rated & unrated alike) with well-filled out profiles are welcomed. but pls. no recent 1s or 3s. flakers need not apply. i will check profiles & reserve the right to weed out any questionable swappers.

  5. also, please remember to RATE your partners in a timely fashion. & keep in mind that you are rating the ART traded & not whether or not extras have been included. this is an ATC swap, not a wishlist-type swap.

that's basically it. not too bad, right?

since this will be "sender's choice", you can go ahead and make your atcs right away!

thanks for checking this swap out & hope you can join me!

happy creating!!

:) mary ann

Discussion

MissPaula 11/28/2010 #

I'm in! Thanks Mary Ann!!

firstborn 11/28/2010 #

@misspaula you're so welcome! glad you said something :) mary ann

luleemik 11/28/2010 #

Me too!

firstborn 11/28/2010 #

yay @luleemik glad you can join in! next to xmas, v-day is a huge fave for me :) mary ann

SimplySage 11/30/2010 #

I do enjoy Valentines. Hearts are a fave!

rodwickl 11/30/2010 #

this will be my first ever atc swap but i consider myself pretty crafty so i will try to make this a good one:)

firstborn 12/ 1/2010 #

yay @simplysage (aka mahala)... glad to see you here!!! xo

& welcome @rodwickl we all had to start somewhere :) have fun creating! :) mary ann

scrapbooky74 12/ 1/2010 #

Can't wait to do this one. Thanks for hosting. Sonya

firstborn 12/ 5/2010 #

@scrapbooky74 welcome aboard! happy creating!! :) mary ann

SevenSins 12/ 7/2010 #

I love these mega swaps! Thanks for this one!

gbgirl 12/13/2010 #

I'm in! This sounds like it is going to be really fun. I usually do altered books, but I am thrilled to give this try. Can't wait to send and receive.

samjowers 12/16/2010 #

I'm actually going to display my as a journal. Each one will have hand made photo mounts and it's own page. Like a "book of valentine!" Im already having so much fun making them!

firstborn 12/22/2010 #

welcome @seven sins @gbgirl & @samjowers pretty soon, partners will be assigned & the swapping fun can begin! yay!

what a great idea @samjowers that's a fun way to display and keep them all together :)

happy holidays to you all!!

anbai 12/27/2010 #

This sounds really exciting! My first mega swap!

roxymf 12/27/2010 #

So I am guessing all 20 have to be different right. I am new to making ATC's and some people I have traded with have made them all alike to trade with other people. SO I am just checking.

firstborn 12/28/2010 #

welcome @anbai & @roxymf :)

@roxymf .. all the same or all different atcs, that's totally your choice :)

as soon as midnite tonite rolls around, i'm going let swapbot do its thing & randomly partner us all up!

happy swapping!!

samjowers 12/28/2010 #

HEY! you made it into the top ten!!!! congratulations! very cool!

unvlmom 12/28/2010 #

Printing vintage valentines for bases. I love the look of the vintage cards especially the children. Time to dig out the fun ribbon, lace, and bling to add to them...

ShandaPanda 12/29/2010 #

This is my first mega swap~sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to get started on my ATC's and then wait for the fun to start pouring into my mailbox!

firstborn 12/30/2010 #

hope you will have a bunch of fun in this swap @shandapanda !

i have sent all of mine out today...they were kinda bulky so the postal clerk said i needed to put 20 more cents on each of my cards... oh well, c'est la vie :) luckily, i had the foresight to make these cards at the same time i made my other cards for the int'l version of this swap. i am pretty glad to have this under my belt before the new year bec. when i go back to work next week, i know that i will be super busy!

anyway, have fun creating and swapping!! & a very happy new year to all of you!! cheers, mary ann :)

samjowers 12/30/2010 #

OH! I am so glad to see that you are sending yours out already! I felt a little weird sending them out before the new year even started! I will put mine in the mail. I had a lot of fun doing these! cant wait to see what comes in!

Sunflower4Mowse 12/31/2010 #

What a wonderful Swap idea. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful cards that will be coming in. Will have mine ready to go out shortly !

Sunflower4Mowse 12/31/2010 #

What a wonderful Swap idea. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful cards that will be coming in. Will have mine ready to go out shortly !

Sunflower4Mowse 12/31/2010 #

What a wonderful Swap idea. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful cards that will be coming in. Will have mine ready to go out shortly !

Crazipurplelady 01/ 2/2011 #

Mine are going in the mail tomorrow, I hope y'all like them! I know, really early!

Crazipurplelady 01/ 2/2011 #

Mine are going in the mail tomorrow, I hope y'all like them! I know, really early!

gbgirl 01/ 3/2011 #

All set. Ready to go to the post office tomorrow! Hope they are well liked.

ShandaPanda 01/ 4/2011 #

11 down, 9 to go! These are a lot of fun to make. :-)

firstborn 01/ 5/2011 #

it tickles me to read your comments!! this makes me very happy that i created this swap... & that many of you are having a ton of fun! yay!! so far i have rec'd a couple of really sweet ones... i just <3 valentine's day.... next to xmas, it really is a close second, hee! xo mary ann

roxymf 01/11/2011 #

I just finished mine tonight. Cant get to post office though. May be weekend before I send them out. I dont like snow lol... But it let me make all my ATC's for this swap and a few others since I had no work today or tomorrow.

samjowers 01/19/2011 #

I sent mine out over two weeks ago and still have not been rated for 7 of them! I need to know if they were received or not. Please, would everyone just rate when they get them! I know that its snowing somewhere and the mail gets delayed, but...7 is a lot not to have gotten there yet.

samjowers 01/19/2011 #

OK, so, I just found out that one of the unrated ones is holding it to open for valentines. That's cool. You could just rate to show it received and then put comments in later or change the rating later. It would help to know it did not get lost in the mail.

Mistyinltown 02/12/2011 #

I sent mine today, I would like to apologize to my partners for sending them at the last minute. I hope you all like them. Again my apologies for sending on the deadline.

samjowers 02/14/2011 #

Hey! you made the deadline! That's better than some! :D

roxymf 02/24/2011 #

I am only awaiting 2. I will check around see if I misplaced them with other mail. I have enjoyed this swap as it was my first mega and I received some wonderful ATC's.

unvlmom 02/26/2011 #

I sent mine but found out that at least 1 did not arrive... If you have not received one from me PLEASE message me and I will put another one in the mail..

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