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ATC CHALLENGE – LET’S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

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Swap Coordinator:user5409 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:June 6, 2007
Date items must be sent by:July 3, 2007
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

EDITED FOR CLARITY ON 6/4/07

Up front:
4.7 rating or higher. No new swappers – I like to keep it safe. This is a USA only swap to avoid the postage cost.

NOTE: In this description all caps is emphasis not YELLING! LOL

When sign up closes you will be assigned 3 partners. NOTE: DO NOT SEND ATCs to these 3 partners. Instead, here is what you will send your assigned partners:

Collect 9 backgrounds mounted on playing cards or coverstock and also collect 9 unattached focal points. Then put 3 mounted backgrounds and 3 unattached focal points in 3 envelopes that will go to your assigned partners. They are going to make you ATC's from what you send them.

When you get your partner assignments mail the 3 envelopes to your partners no later than June 13. If you gathered your items and put them in envelopes before hand you will be able to a just write the address on the envelope and mail the envelopes the next day.

Once you receive 3 envelopes (+++ KEEP THEIR ADDRESSES +++) containing 6 items each, from the people who got you as a partner, you will use the items in each enve to make 3 ATCs for the person who sent the items to you. BE SURE NOT TO MIX ONE PERSONS ITEMS WITH ANOTHER PERSONS ITEMS – KEEP THEM SEPARATE SO THE PERSON GETS BACK WHAT THEY SENT TO YOU. When you make the ATCs you can, of course, add more to the ATC using your own discretion but, please be sure to make sure the background and focal point on the final ATCs are obvious and not all covered up.

So now you’ve made 9 ATCs (3 groups of 3). Mail each group of 3 back to the person who sent you the original 6 items. AGAIN, DO NOT MIX THEM UP.

See the trick here is that if you don’t send you won’t get anything back. Now that is how it should work. Ya think? So if you aren’t going to send don’t bother signing up you won’t get anything back.

SUMMARY: - you will be assigned 3 partners - send each partner an envelopes containing 3 mounted backgrounds and 3 unattached focal points you like - no later than 6/13/07. - you will receive 3 other envelopes that will contain 3 mounted backgrounds and 3 unattached focal points - save these addresses - make 9 ATCs using the items in each of the 3 envelopes you receive (do not mix them). - mail 3 ATC to the 3 people who sent you items 7/3/07

Any questions email me directly or ask below in the comments area. YIKES

Discussion

user5409 05/25/2007 #

Please be sure to invite your friends to join this swap. Should be fun and interesting.

user5409 05/28/2007 #

Glad to see you in the swap Lawrence. That is a good sign I'm thinking.

Susi 06/ 3/2007 #

I am a bit confused about this swap, due to yhe way it is written in the description. Let me see if I understand what you want us to do.... so I am exactly sure.

  1. we are to gather 9 items in total; 3 backgrounds, and three focal images for each of the 3 partners we are assigned to, correct?
  2. we then send these 3 envelopes out to our 3 partners the very next day (in the description you said no LESS than 1 week, did you mean no MORE than week?)
  3. when we get the envelopes from our 3 partners, we are to make 3 atcs, using the backgrounds and the focal points, making a total of 9 ATC for the swap, correct?
  4. after making the 3 ATCs for each partner, we send them back to each individual partner, correct?
  5. So in total, we will be making and recieving 9 ATCs, correct?

This swap sound very interesting, but the instructions are a bit unclear, that is why I am asking. I want to know EXACTLY what is expected of me, before I commit to the swap.

I will PM this to you as well as post it here, so that it is sure to reach you, and I can have an answer before the 6th.

Please don't take this comment wrong, or my questions, I just am a bit confused as to what you want us to do.

Susi

PS: I have not received email notifications from Swap Bot about due dates and partner assignments for quite awhile, is anyone else having this problem?

user5409 06/ 4/2007 #

Susi: I reworked it. Between our two write ups I think it should be clearer now. I hope so anyway. Thanks.

user5409 06/ 4/2007 #

I tried to do a summary. Hope that helps.

Susi 06/ 4/2007 #

it helped, and it's much clearer now. You did good! susi

user5409 06/ 4/2007 #

Tanx

Lawrence 06/ 9/2007 #

My spackages are on the way hope I did this right. Lawrence

user5409 06/11/2007 #

Well Lawrence, I'll tell you, I have had the hardest time wording this swap clearly. Hopefully it will work out. If you sent 3 envelopes containing 3 mounted backgrounds and 3 focal points each. You've done the first step right.

cmhatcstamper 06/11/2007 #

Lawrence, I received your supplies for the ATC's today. Thanks for being so prompt. Chris H.

Susi 06/13/2007 #

Cat, You sneak!!! All this time you knew you have been my partner! You sure did give me some tough backgrounds and images to work with!Tthey are gorgeous. I hope to give them justice! I received my envy from janet burns yesterday, thanks. my envies are on their way, please let me know when they arrive! thanks, susi

user5409 06/15/2007 #

Dana pointed out a bit of a problem. But not really a problem. Plain and simple you rate the people who send you the 3 backgrounds and 3 focal points. And if you receive them, they get a 5. I guess if they send extra goodies that gets a heart. You just do not rate the people for the ATCs they make and send back to you. Why? Because there is not way to. Right? Right!. Swap bot is only set up to rate the people who send to you. We are just doing an extra "send back" of the final ATCs. Right? Do we all agree that this is OK? Anyone have any different ideas. I'm OK with this.

user5409 06/15/2007 #

Janet I received your enve. I've already made one. And I know what the other 2 are going to be, just have to put them together. This IS fun.

Susi 06/16/2007 #

I was just told by someone i sent another swap to that I mistakenly sent them the materials for this swap as well. My partners are Suzielucie, Lawrence and Dana. I will ask that they forward the envelopes on to you. I am sorry for all the confusion. How i made this mistake is beyond me!!! susi

user5409 06/16/2007 #

I got background/focal pt enve's from Janet Burns (MA), Chris Hoffman (WI) and Beth Hardrick (IL). Now to start putting the ATC's together. Each of you will get a 5 rating by me because I received the requirements of the swap.

user5409 06/21/2007 #

Cmhatcstamper (Chris) and Mikkary (Beth): Tomorrow I am sending you back your ATCs as I see them in the form of ATCs. I really wonder what you will think of them. Please send me a personal email or message and let me know if they are at all how you saw them when you sent the bits off to me. It was really interesting fun and yes a challenge.

mik 06/25/2007 #

Lawrence - I'm just finishing your ATCs. I hope you like them. Dana and suzylucy - I'm about half

mik 06/25/2007 #

Ahh. It cut off my message. What I meant was:
Dana and suzylucy - I'm about half done with yours.

user5409 06/26/2007 #

I haven't received my ATCs back from anyone. Can you tell I am pacing the floor. I thought this was fun and I can't wait to see what my partners did with what I sent out. But the mailbox just keeps echoing when I open it. LOL I know there is time left, but I'm still holding my breath.

user5409 06/29/2007 #

Yea, I got my ATCs back designed by Dana. I love them. You do "beautiful" work. If I could rate you you'd get a 5 and one heart per card. Thank you, thank you.

Maryellen

mik 07/ 1/2007 #

I wish I could rate the people who sent me cards. Everything is gorgeous! (I've received all three sets. Wow, everybody sends so early!)

user5409 07/ 3/2007 #

Today is the last day to send these ATCs back to the person who sent the items to you. I hope you all are going to meet the deadline. Personally I have only received one set. Hope to see the other 2 soon. Sigh! If you are having any problems please let the person you are supposed to send to know what is going on. Just because you can't be rated doesn't mean it is OK not to send. Right? Right!

mik 07/ 3/2007 #

As of today, ATCs are in the mail to Lawrence, Dana, and SuzyLucy. If anyone's curious, I posted pictures on my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikkary/tags/letsdosomethingdifferent/

CattyCat- Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!

user5409 07/ 6/2007 #

Thanks for the thanks Mikkary. And thank you Susan for the three great ATC's you made from the backgrounds and focal points I sent you. They are absolutely beautiful. This was a fun swap.

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