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I SEE YOU-Googly eye photo postcards

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Swap Coordinator:FarStarr (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Photography  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:22
Last day to signup/drop:October 15, 2007
Date items must be sent by:November 8, 2007
Number of swap partners:3

I just bought a huge bag of googly eyes (y'know the plastic eyes that wiggle..) at the thrift store and we've been playing with them at work. Then I just found this great flickr pool that uses googly eyes on food...so cute!


For this swap you will need to:

1) Procure some googly eyes...your choice on size. (if you don't have any in your stash and really can't find any, let me know and I'll get you some)

2) Go around and apply your googly eyes to various items to make faces. We put googly eyes on a funky-shaped tomato at work.

3) Take pictures of your wierd faces.

4) Make 3 postcards out of your favorites.

5) Write a nice note on the back about your adventures.

6) Mail them to your partners. One postcard per partner-3 partners = 3 postcards total

Of course this is International!

Red Tape* I am very serious about ratings! (Serious, but not crazy!) In order to participate you must have at least a 4.7 rating. Newbies are welcome, but please email me to let me know you are serious and fill out your profile. It's not fair to do the work and not get anything in return. I also expect everyone to be kind. Please message your partner if you are going to be late (the send by date is a requirement). Also, please message your partner first if they have marked sent but you haven't received your cards, in a reasonable amount of time, before rating a "1".

It's also really nice to note here when you send and receive your postcards.

Most of all...Have Fun!


FarStarr 09/22/2007 #

I'm excited to go play with my googly eyes! Please let me know if you have any questions!

alicepalace 09/22/2007 #

If anyone has a Paperchase near them (I think they have concessions in a lot of Borders bookstores? In the UK at least they have their own shops too), they do googly eyes in different colours! :)

AngelFaeryKathleen 09/22/2007 #

Hi, I'm just wondering how they will stand up to the riggers of the postal system? I know they can squash when just in an envelope with no padding over them :-)

TerryF 09/22/2007 #

I don't think we are being asked to make the PCs themselves with the eyes...the PCs are supposed to be photos of the weird things with googly eyes on them.

yowell 09/23/2007 #

ok....this is different, i can do different!

AngelFaeryKathleen 09/23/2007 #

Oh TerryF, I can be sooooo dense, 'v reread it and see I had the wrong end of the stick, so this is going to be so much fun, I will get my care children to help me. Pitty it is now Spring and no toadstools about now just lots of daffodils. Hugs :-)))

FarStarr 09/23/2007 #

Thanks Terry. Yup, PHOTOS of things with googly eyes. Now I'm seeing everything with googly eyes..hee hee..:)

pahasiga 09/24/2007 #

4) How do you make a postcard out of a photo? Just glue it to an empty postcard? 6) Should they be sent in an envelope or naked?

FarStarr 09/24/2007 #

Hi paha siga,

I just back my photos with cardstock cut to size and write "postcard" across the top. Then put a line down the middle and write the address on the right and your note on the left. I know that they do sell postcard backs, but I've never used them. These postcards will be sent naked.;0)

pahasiga 09/25/2007 #

Thanks, I was wondering what exactly is meant by postcard. :)

FarStarr 09/25/2007 #

Are you all set now, paha?

pahasiga 09/26/2007 #

I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by all set.. I have now 4 empty postcards and 15 pairs of googly eyes of 3 different colors and a free afternoon. ;)

FarStarr 09/27/2007 #

I'm sorry, I meant..did I answer your question?

pahasiga 09/27/2007 #

Yes, you did. :)

Moominbrooke 10/ 5/2007 #

I am powerless to resist...........!

FarStarr 10/ 5/2007 #

muwahaha..my evil plan is working....you are in my power...

sillywickle 10/ 6/2007 #

OK....I took the bait! There is more entertainment here than meets the "eye" Yuk Yuk. Sorry FarStarr, couldn't control myself. I'm in.

pahasiga 10/ 6/2007 #

I feel like being in FarStarr's power, too... Every free moment I spend walking around in forest with camera, trying to find objects who would be worth shooting. But sure that's good for my children, as otherwise I'd be too lazy to go for long walks with them every day.

pahasiga 10/15/2007 #

I have really only two questions:

1) Why, oh why did I sign up for this swap?


2) Will I ever be able to go to a walk WITHOUT taking along a camera and at least one pair of googly eyes?

FarStarr 10/15/2007 #

Excellent questions, pahasiga. The answers are....

1) There was no way you could resist...you were powerless..

2) NO!

FarStarr 10/16/2007 #

Partners are assigned!

FarStarr 10/16/2007 #

Partners are assigned! It is great to see some new names in our midst..:)

yowell 10/16/2007 #

I'm sorry, there are just some things i won't do.. even for swap -bot..I can't send these postcards naked, i'll be laughed at, maybe even arrested! The neighbours will move, my husband might lose his job and the kids will be ridiculed at school for years..please, at least let me were a coat to the post office..it's cold here!;)

FarStarr 10/16/2007 #

Well then, you'll just have to deal with the poor ratings for not following the rules, yowell! :p

Oh no....now I'm picturing googly eye pasties! ughh

AngelFaeryKathleen 10/16/2007 #

Oh Yowell, you always give me a good lough first thing in the morning, thank you :-)))

FarStarr 10/21/2007 #

Googly eyed postcards are on their way to jewelzybug,chappycat, and kimycate...I SEE YOU...

dandelion 10/23/2007 #

More googley eyed postcards are on their way! Mine have been posted to Aerochick, athensowl, and kiki! :D

earthnk 10/24/2007 #

AngelfaeryK, Silliwickle & Christina-your postcards were mailed today! Please shout out when you get them. Thanks

pahasiga 10/25/2007 #

My postcards curved heavily when I glued ohtots on them. :( Will they accept these at PO??

pahasiga 10/25/2007 #

photos, that word had to be...

AngelFaeryKathleen 10/28/2007 #

Hi Sillywickle, Christina & Amypie33 there are lots and lots of eyes on their way to watch you. Gee this was lots and lots of fun to do. DH and my care children and I loved it. hugs FarStarr for thinking of it.

FarStarr 10/30/2007 #

Sometimes putting glued things under heavy books overnight will help flatten them. Also, less glue will keep the paper from wrinkling. I use double stick tape for my postcards an photo ATC's....solves both problems ;)

pahasiga 10/30/2007 #

Got my first postcard today - a turnip, white onions and balls who all SEE ME - from ILoveMVY!

I must say, it looks much better than mine (and not only because it hasn't been messed with glue). Is there some known best way when printing postcards?

And what do you think of it that if one sees his/her postcards have got to partners one will put one's photos into gallery for everyone to see? (Quality will probably be better if original photos end up there, not photos taken of photos.)

earthnk 11/ 2/2007 #

Pahasiga- I created created my googlys, took photographs, then took my SD card to one of those photo centers where I was able to manipulate the photo, choose borders, add text and print. Once home I attached postcard backs with double sided sticky tape, used a postcard stamp, addressed them and sent them on their way. A time consuming but major fun creative outlet.

One of my googlys is in the gallery up top.

So far I've rec'd a cool blue googly eyed mushroom and a cute googly eyed pumpkin. Thanks swappers for a super fun swap!

pahasiga 11/ 2/2007 #

How wide is your double-sided tape? Mine is about 1-2 cm I think. Do you put several stripes of it or do you have 2,5" wide tape?

earthnk 11/ 2/2007 #

For this project I used the Scotch brand .5" wide tape. I've found it in .75" wide strip size also. I placed strips of tape just inside the perimeter of the card. Then I carefully matched the 4X6 picture to the 4X6 white card and smoothed gently.

Hope this helps. Kaye

kiki 11/ 5/2007 #

BlueLeaf, athenasowl, and zigg13pra....googly eyed fun is on its way to you from California! Hope you enjoy them! :D

FarStarr 11/ 7/2007 #

I'm so glad everyone had fun with this swap! If you haven't sent yet, tomorrow is the day. Please contact your partners if you won't be able to send on time.

Maybe we'll do it again sometime!

yowell 11/ 8/2007 #

cards on their way...NAKED!! ;)

pahasiga 11/ 9/2007 #

Silverfishstudio took it very seriously that postcards must be naked and sent ma a photo of a naked hula dancer! Shame, shame!

FarStarr 11/ 9/2007 #

It was just a wardrobe malfunction!! :)

pahasiga 11/10/2007 #

And what more, I suspect that it was this hula dancer who met a postcard with cute puppies going to Mexico and took these puppies to me! I wrote about it in forums, too.

pahasiga 11/15/2007 #

Now I have got all my three cards but where are those I sent? :(

ILoveMVY 11/15/2007 #

I got my first post card and it was awesome. Very clever Indian Corn Maiden. She is currently enjoying a prominent place on my refrigerator. Well done! Thanks, Jenny.

ILoveMVY 11/18/2007 #

Cath Your card was very beautiful and artistic. I never would have had the courage to put googly eyes on an orchid! I really enjoyed it.

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