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CritterPortraits
12-10-2015, 06:30 AM
This is the annual swap where you choose a theme and all the others in the swap each month sends you your theme...AND.....you send each of the others one ATC of their theme!



Guidelines:
Sign up by 7th of each month once you have mailed current month you are free to choose the next
Mail to each person by last day of each month
Cannot sign up until all of your previous art has been mailed
ATCs are 2.5x3.5 please measure
Stamps are appreciated...but due to the nature of the subjects, you may use any art form
Please use an embellishment of some kind.
Put YOUR NAME, RSC NAME AND THEME on the back.
Please post as you receive your art.

DEC
critter chooses DEER
gamegirl chooses CHRISTMAS TREE

NOV
critter chooses THANKS
gamegirl chooses POSTAGE STAMPS
traciemvp chooses TREE
Yankee chooses SNOWMAN
alsmouse chooses AMUSING DOGS

OCTOBER
critter chooses WEATHER
elayne chooses APPLES
Gamesgirl chooses KEY
Yankee chooses HALLOWEEN
Lady kestrel chooses OWLS
Alsmouse chooses FRIENDSHIP
Traciemvp chooses PUMPKINS

SEPT
critter chooses FALL
Gamegirl chooses EYEGLASSES
Yankee chooses TREES
Elayne chooses FALL PUMPKINS (non-jack o'lanterns)

AUG
critter chooses THE SEA
Gamegirlaz d chooses TIME
Traciemvp choose ARTIST'S FAVORITE COLOR
Yankee chooses CHILDREN OR BACK TO SCHOOL

JULY
critter chooses HOT OR HEAT
elayne chooses BEVERAGES
Gamegirlaz d chooses SUNSET
Yankee choose FLOWERS
LadyKestrel chooses WATER
Alsmouse chooses POPPIES

JUNE

critter chooses RED WHITE AND BLUE
LadyKestrel chooses TRAVEL
Gamegirl chooses BLACK AND WHITE
Elayne chooses SILHOUETTE
Yankee chooses STEAMPUNK OR VINTAGE

MAY

Critter chooses MEMORIES....anything goes
Gamegirl chooses NEWSPRINT
Alsmouse chooses KITES
traciemvp chooses TIME
Elayne chooses CANDLES

APRIL
critter chooses BLOOMIN'
Jaimie chooses LAVENDER AND BROWN
gamegirl azd.chooses STAMPED BACKGROUND
traciemvp chooses UMBRELLAS
Alsmouse chooses DESSERTS
Paulaf chooses MUSIC

MArCH
critterportraits chooses ST PAT'S DAY
Elayne chooses CROSSES
gamesgirl chooses EASTER
alsmouse chooses RATS or MICE
Purpleladybug chooses CHICKS OR DUCKS

FEB
critter chooses KITTIES
Gamegirlazd chooses KITES
elayne chooses RAINBOW
traciemvp chooses FURNITURE
purpleladybug chooses CUPID
alsmouse chooses SURPRISE ME ARTIST CHOICE
Yankee chooses EASTER


JAN
critter chooses WHITE AND BLUE
Alsmouse chooses WARM WEATHER VACATION
jaimie chooses DRESS-UP
elayne chooses HEARTS
Purpleladybug chooses ARTIC OR ANTARTIC ANIMALS
Carole chooses SNOWFLAKES
Traciemvp chooses SNOW
Gamegiraz d chooses OPPOSITES

alsmouse
12-10-2015, 08:04 PM
I would like to play for 2016. For January, I would like Warm Weather Vacations.
~C8>

jaimie sander
12-11-2015, 05:08 AM
I am in for January, Dress Up will be my theme.

Elayne
12-11-2015, 07:02 AM
I'm back....for Jan I choose 'hearts', yep getting ready for Valentines day.

jaimie sander
12-11-2015, 07:45 AM
November ATC's

Elayne
12-11-2015, 07:47 AM
Nice work again, thanks for posting them.

purpleladybug
12-11-2015, 05:54 PM
I would like Arctic or Antarctic animals.

Carole
12-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Pat, THANK YOU for hosting this swap again for 2016. For January I choose the theme Snowflakes.

Traciemvp
12-13-2015, 06:43 PM
I would like to come back for 2016! This has been really inspirational! I would like snow for January.

GameGirlAZ D
12-16-2015, 02:42 PM
HELLO!!! I'm back! May I have ATCs that show Opposites ?

CritterPortraits
12-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Good crafty day today! Hope you all had some joyful times this holiday.

These are my new line of mini fairy gardens....largest (on left) is 5 inches.

Yesterday it flooded here...Dog yard became a river and the stream at the end of my drive overflowed the bank and bridge...so I stayed home and did laundry....found I needed to clean my dryer vent and spent a very profitable day re organizing the laundry room....actally had fun listening to John Denver holiday albums!

So a hoppy new ear to all....make it wonderful!

Elayne
12-26-2015, 10:36 AM
Absolutely darling fairy gardens, I especially like the green pots.

Well, in spite of the flooding you ended up having a productive day. I received two plastic storage bins for my crafts so ended up cleaning up the craft room.
Visited my grandchildren and ate my way thru the day.

GameGirlAZ D
12-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Very nice work on those projects CritterPortraits. All the flooding sounds bad but I am glad you had pleasant things to do while you were in your home.

Elayne, I also ate my way through the day with my children and grands. I loved it. My daughter did a wonderful job preparing the dinner and it was enjoyed by all.

CritterPortraits
01-04-2016, 03:56 PM
Just a few more days to sign up!

Yankee
01-05-2016, 12:56 PM
I am going to pass on January. I hate being late on projects, I have 3 family birthdays, and I am working on a baby quilt.
Looks like you have lots playing.

CritterPortraits
01-05-2016, 03:24 PM
Mine are in the mail....still time for more to join us!

CritterPortraits
01-09-2016, 04:00 AM
Has everyone read the post about RSC most likely closing?....

Elayne
01-09-2016, 05:10 AM
Has everyone read the post about RSC most likely closing?....

Oh no, where did you hear that?

CritterPortraits
01-09-2016, 06:18 AM
http://www.rubberstampchat.net/showthread.php?t=6054

Or click new posts

Or search...
Forum news important information

GameGirlAZ D
01-09-2016, 06:42 AM
I sincerely hope it does not close but if it does, can we continue the swaps and talk via e-mail?

Elayne
01-09-2016, 11:00 AM
I sincerely hope it does not close but if it does, can we continue the swaps and talk via e-mail?

I would sure hope so!!

Elayne
01-09-2016, 12:11 PM
Critter, thank you for my beautiful card and ATC!

GameGirlAZ D
01-09-2016, 12:59 PM
Thank You for the beautiful artwork that I received today from CritterPortraits and Elayne!!!
I so appreciate all this beautiful art. Thank you so very much!!!

CritterPortraits
01-09-2016, 01:21 PM
I sincerely hope it does not close but if it does, can we continue the swaps and talk via e-mail?

Email might work....are we all on Facebook?

It would be easier to post photos and make sure the group sees them...we could have a closed group...just thinking...

alsmouse
01-09-2016, 02:01 PM
If it does happen & we use Facebook, I know some people are cautious about joining. I was too. What I did was set up a free email account on Google ( you can also use Yahoo). I used an avatar that is not my real name, I used past pet's names for the email account. Once I had that set up, I joined Facebook using the avatar's name. I now have 5 FB accounts, each with a different name. I've done this for over 6 years & haven't had a problem.
HTH
~C8>

GameGirlAZ D
01-12-2016, 10:33 AM
I am not crazy about FB but if someone knows how this craft group can continue talking, sharing, swapping, etc., I would like to just follow the directions of how to link up, so that we don't all lose track of each other.

Carole
01-13-2016, 07:49 AM
Thank you Pat & Elayne for the lovely snowflake cards/ATCs. That's the only snow I want to see this Winter LOL.:noway:

purpleladybug
01-17-2016, 11:14 AM
I have received an Arctic wolf and an Arctic fox from Pat and Elaine. Thank you ladies.

Elayne
01-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Thanks Gamegirl, I received my beautiful card and valentine ATC. nice!

CritterPortraits
01-19-2016, 05:37 PM
Love mine too!

I Brake For Stamps
01-19-2016, 05:40 PM
Continue your swaps here. We are staying put. Will post details later.
Della

CritterPortraits
01-19-2016, 05:43 PM
Hooorrrrray! Thanks!

alsmouse
01-19-2016, 10:43 PM
Continue your swaps here. We are staying put. Will post details later.
Della

Ratty Happy Dance!!!!!

jaimie sander
01-20-2016, 04:50 AM
Thank you Elayne, Glenda,and Pat for some great fashion forward ATC's ! I will post pics once I have them all.

GameGirlAZ D
01-20-2016, 06:52 AM
Continue your swaps here. We are staying put. Will post details later.
Della

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!

Elayne
01-20-2016, 03:36 PM
Thanks Della for taking it on again, we appreciate you.

purpleladybug
01-24-2016, 11:19 AM
Glenda, Thank you for the cute penguin ATC.

GameGirlAZ D
01-24-2016, 11:32 AM
:) :) :)

GameGirlAZ D
01-27-2016, 10:47 AM
Alsmouse, I did not forget you. This one is kicking me and having searched my materials, I am still blank. Forgive me, but I did not forget you. I can't even blame my tardiness on all of this snow!!!

alsmouse
01-27-2016, 05:07 PM
Alsmouse, I did not forget you. This one is kicking me and having searched my materials, I am still blank. Forgive me, but I did not forget you. I can't even blame my tardiness on all of this snow!!!

Don't stress on it. Photos, stickers, magazine ads, all of those work if you don't have the stamps. Take your time, mine are getting out this week.

Carole
01-29-2016, 11:44 AM
I must apologize for being so late. My creative muse has left me and I am having a hard time getting these done. I hope to have all in the mail by Monday.:o

GameGirlAZ D
01-31-2016, 07:29 AM
Hi Carole! I hope all is well. I think we, as a group
have been busy with life. I have 2 ATCs depicting
OPPOSITES. I know that the other 5 are in the mail.
It's okay. Gives me something for which to look forward.

I hope everyone is okay. Maybe the excitement with
thinking this site might shut its doors, saddened us and
momentarily zapped our mojo.

For February, may I have KITES.

Elayne
01-31-2016, 11:18 AM
For Feb, I choose 'rainbows'

Traciemvp
01-31-2016, 12:44 PM
Here are my January Themes for all of you. Hopefully now that the snow is melting, the postman will be timely! For February I would likr anything furniture. Thanks!

purpleladybug
01-31-2016, 07:17 PM
Mine are finally out too. For Feb. I would like Cupid or something similar like cherubs.

jaimie sander
02-01-2016, 10:19 AM
Most of mine are going postal today,I have two more going out tomorrow! I am going to sit out for February! See you again in March!

CritterPortraits
02-01-2016, 03:34 PM
Oh myyy....I have been off on a fairy garden crafting orgy.....maybe orgy is not the right word.....but my mind, body, and craft room have been overtaken with micro villages!

I choose KITTIES for Feb.....anyone else follow Cole and Marmalde on Facebook?

GameGirlAZ D
02-04-2016, 10:57 AM
Alsmouse, Hi!
Did you get both of them and didn't the vacation get a little better? I am sitting here laughing but it wasn't funny while I was trying to make a warm weather vacation work on a 2.5" X 3.5" piece of paper. I hope you have both of them by now because they were sent off a while ago.

Jaimie, OMG, I LOVE IT!!!

PurpleLadyBug, How creative are YOU!?!?! I could have thought for years to come and would not have thought of this beautifully designed ATC.

Traciemvp, You are so on target. Yes, life does have many ups and downs, lefts and rights, ... , Opposites!

You all made my day. Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!

Elayne
02-04-2016, 03:49 PM
Thank you Jaimie, Purpleladybuyg and Traciemvp, received my sweet heart ATC;'s today, that was a fun mail day.

purpleladybug
02-04-2016, 06:59 PM
Thank you Jaimie and Traciemvp. I received you arctic animals today.

And here are the ATCs that I sent out:

jaimie sander
02-05-2016, 09:12 AM
Great dress ups! Thank you Elayne,Koren,Pat,Glenda and Tracie.

CritterPortraits
02-07-2016, 06:07 AM
Last call for Feb CHOICE! please reply by Feb 8 at 8am. Thanks.

alsmouse
02-07-2016, 08:04 AM
Mine are mailed, finally.....
Artist's choice. Suprise me.

Yankee
02-07-2016, 08:13 AM
This month how about something Easter

CritterPortraits
02-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Got sweet art mail today!
Thanks alsmouse for blue flower art.
And a a cool reading kitty arrived from gsd.


Only missing one from Jan...then I will post photo!

Elayne
02-09-2016, 03:53 PM
Wow, talk about a good mail day, 4 cards/atc's.
Thank you gamegirl for my rainbows, loved them, so sweet, mopz, love that fence and ann the water colored heart was nice! good work!

jaimie sander
02-10-2016, 06:30 AM
Thank you Ann,got your dress up mice ! Very cute!

GameGirlAZ D
02-10-2016, 06:40 PM
Alsmouse, I thank you so much. I got it today.

purpleladybug
02-14-2016, 10:36 AM
Here are the ATCs that I received for January. I think that I neglected to thank Ann for hers. Thank you Ann.

Traciemvp
02-14-2016, 04:15 PM
I received wonderful snow atcs from Alsmouse, I love the scarf on the mouse, Koren, I love the layers, Jaimie, your snowman was picturesque and Gamegirlaz, your snowflakes brought me peace. I am so inspired by you guys to try and do better!

CritterPortraits
02-15-2016, 10:50 AM
Mine were mailed on Friday afternoon. Enjoy!

CritterPortraits
02-16-2016, 10:34 AM
Mischievous kitty arrived from Elayne....love it!

GameGirlAZ D
02-17-2016, 03:39 PM
ELAYNE!!! WOW, Thank you!!! I love my kite.

Yankee
02-18-2016, 09:32 AM
Thank you Critter for my wonderful Easter bunny.

Yankee
02-18-2016, 09:35 AM
Thank you Elayne for the great card, and super ATC.

Elayne
02-19-2016, 07:22 PM
thank you Yankee, love my watercolored rainbow atc/card, nice work!

Elayne
02-20-2016, 06:07 PM
Some of my lovely hearts and rainbows, all made me smile.


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/elaynemac/000_0007_zpsrl92hijy.jpg (http://s174.photobucket.com/user/elaynemac/media/000_0007_zpsrl92hijy.jpg.html)

purpleladybug
02-21-2016, 11:12 AM
I have received Cupids from Yankee, CritterPortraits, Elayne, and Gamesgirlaz d. Thanks to each of you. I'm still working on mine. I'm always so slow.

GameGirlAZ D
02-21-2016, 02:45 PM
Hi Everyone!

CritterPortraits! Thank you so much for the cards and the beautiful kite!!! I am wearing a great big grin!!!!!!!

Traciemvp
02-21-2016, 04:34 PM
I received the BEST furniture specifically chairs EVER! Thanks to Gamegirlaz, Elayne, Critterportrait. Elayne I HAVE to find the die, thanks for the extra!

Elayne
02-22-2016, 08:33 PM
Alsmouse, really love my rainbow hot air balloon atc/card, great work. thank you.

Yankee
02-23-2016, 05:31 AM
Happy mail, I received some adorable bunnies from Alsmouse !
Thank you so much.

Yankee
02-24-2016, 07:45 AM
Thank you Gamegirl, I really love my old rugged cross!

GameGirlAZ D
02-24-2016, 09:09 AM
WOW, that took almost two weeks to reach you. I don't understand what is happening with our postal system. Glad you like it, I did too.

GameGirlAZ D
02-24-2016, 10:31 AM
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU to Alsmouse and Yankee for the really pretty kites. I love them!!!

CritterPortraits
02-28-2016, 11:28 AM
Elayne....When I clicked... it said they were moved :(

CritterPortraits
02-28-2016, 11:29 AM
If you have mailed...please choose for March....critterportraits chooses st PAT's day!

Two more to get and I will post photos.

Elayne
02-28-2016, 12:48 PM
Elayne....When I clicked... it said they were moved :(

I don't know. been having problems with computer since I switched to firefox browser. strange.

Elayne
02-28-2016, 12:54 PM
For March I choose 'crosses'

GameGirlAZ D
02-28-2016, 01:52 PM
Hi Everyone! For March I would like Easter.

alsmouse
02-28-2016, 04:08 PM
I adore all my artist choice ATCs. Lots of creativity, thank you.
For March I would like Rats or Mice.
~C8>

purpleladybug
02-29-2016, 06:43 PM
Mine are in the mail. I would like chicks or ducklings for March.

Yankee
03-01-2016, 12:41 PM
I am swamped, going to have to skip March.

Yankee
03-03-2016, 07:38 AM
Received wonderful Easter from Koren (Purpleladybug ). Thank you.

Elayne
03-03-2016, 11:03 AM
Thanks purpleladybug for my really nice rainbow hot air balloon.

CritterPortraits
03-05-2016, 05:31 AM
Here are my sent and received for Jan

CritterPortraits
03-05-2016, 05:33 AM
Here are my sent and received February

GameGirlAZ D
03-05-2016, 10:55 AM
PurpleLadyBug, Thank you for the Happiness Kite. I like what you did with this.

purpleladybug
03-06-2016, 03:51 PM
Here are the ATCs that I sent out for February:

purpleladybug
03-06-2016, 03:53 PM
And here are the ATCs that I received for February:

Elayne
03-12-2016, 12:11 PM
Critter, thanks for the beautiful cross card/atc. so nice!

Yankee
03-12-2016, 01:59 PM
I forgot to post February received

Elayne
03-16-2016, 08:40 AM
Gamegirl, thank you for the card and really nice atc, that cross is beautiful and I like what you did with it.

GameGirlAZ D
03-16-2016, 08:40 PM
The pleasure was mine, Elayne.

Thank you Critter, I like your card and ATC. Thank you.

Thank you PurpleLadyBug, I don't recall acknowledging your cute Kite ATC. I abologize and I sincerely thank you.

Traciemvp, no problem. Life happens. Thank you for the Kite and Easter ATCs.

Elayne
03-17-2016, 03:11 PM
Traciemep, thank you for my serene cross and atc, very nice!

jaimie sander
03-18-2016, 05:15 AM
Hello Ladies! Sorry I missed out in March,I just knew I had too much on my plate! I would love to jump back in for April,and I will choose a color combo I particularly love:lavender and brown. Your choice of subject.

GameGirlAZ D
03-18-2016, 07:41 PM
Hi Everyone. I sincerely hope everyone is doing okay.
For April, may I have any stamped background.

Traciemvp
03-19-2016, 05:38 AM
Since I finally got all of mine done and mailed last week, could I have umbrellas for April. Thank you !

alsmouse
03-19-2016, 05:45 AM
Mine are in transit for March.
For April I would like Desserts. Thank you.

CritterPortraits
03-19-2016, 08:13 AM
So nice to get lovely art in the mail! Thanks to Alsmouse, gamesgirl and traciemvp for 3 March and one Feb ATC! NICE JOB!

Elayne
03-19-2016, 01:17 PM
Alsmouse thank you for my beautiful stained glass atc/card.

Yankee
03-21-2016, 04:39 PM
Thank you for my Easter Atcs, love them.

Yankee
03-21-2016, 04:41 PM
I hit send too quickly. Thank you Traciemvp for my Easter Atcs!

Elayne
03-23-2016, 03:16 PM
Sorry I have to pass on April, too many work hrs. Hopefully I can get back soon.

Elayne
03-23-2016, 03:51 PM
Here are my crosses, each one nicer than the other. thanks again


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/elaynemac/000_0004_zpslvnjsrde.jpg (http://s174.photobucket.com/user/elaynemac/media/000_0004_zpslvnjsrde.jpg.html)

PaulaF
03-30-2016, 07:57 AM
Ohh, this is such a cool idea! Can I sign up for April? If you'll allow me to, the theme I would choose is MUSIC!

CritterPortraits
03-30-2016, 05:46 PM
Ohh, this is such a cool idea! Can I sign up for April? If you'll allow me to, the theme I would choose is MUSIC!
Sure! You are in my neck of the world....I am "just up the street" in Murphy NC!

You will need to look under each name to get mailing info....if not there then private message that person.

Welcome!

PaulaF
03-30-2016, 05:55 PM
Sure! You are in my neck of the world....I am "just up the street" in Murphy NC!

You will need to look under each name to get mailing info....if not there then private message that person.

Welcome!

Thanks, Critter! [waving]

purpleladybug
03-31-2016, 07:55 PM
I'm sorry, but my March ATCs will be a little late and I won't be participating in April.

Thanks everyone for the chicks and ducks. I will post them when I get a chance.

PaulaF
04-04-2016, 09:07 AM
Sure! You are in my neck of the world....I am "just up the street" in Murphy NC!

You will need to look under each name to get mailing info....if not there then private message that person.

Welcome!

Critter, how does this swap work? Is there an official notification that the signup period is closed and we should begin creating/sending cards to our partners?

Looking forward--I love this idea! <3

CritterPortraits
04-04-2016, 09:51 AM
Hey there Paula...if you go to the first post in this thread....I list all who choose....the cut off is the 7th of each month and the mail date is any time before the last day of the month. You send one ATC to each one in the current month's list....and they will each send you one.

PaulaF
04-04-2016, 10:18 AM
Hey there Paula...if you go to the first post in this thread....I list all who choose....the cut off is the 7th of each month and the mail date is any time before the last day of the month. You send one ATC to each one in the current month's list....and they will each send you one.

OK, so I take that to mean that as of the 8th, we know who our swap partners are, and can just take it from there as long as we send before the last day of the month? :)

CritterPortraits
04-04-2016, 11:36 AM
OK, so I take that to mean that as of the 8th, we know who our swap partners are, and can just take it from there as long as we send before the last day of the month? :)
yep!

purpleladybug
04-04-2016, 08:16 PM
Here are the March ATCs that I received:

PaulaF
04-11-2016, 01:37 PM
Shoutout to gamegirl azd for the fun ATC that arrived today on the theme of music! Great texture on this one. Do we all share photos after the swap is complete?

Thanks, GSD! :)

CritterPortraits
04-11-2016, 01:44 PM
You have many options....I post from my smart phone and like to wait til I get a whole months worth. I also post what I send....or copies of them...or post photos as you go...there are directions in how to post...and you need to have posted about 50 times before your acct has permission to post photos. Some are not able to post images...so written thanks are enough.

GameGirlAZ D
04-11-2016, 02:22 PM
PaulaF, The pleasure was mine. I am glad that one was
okay with you.
About posting, I would love to post the ATCs I receive but
posting has been a challenge for me.

PaulaF
04-12-2016, 05:09 PM
PaulaF, The pleasure was mine. I am glad that one was
okay with you.
About posting, I would love to post the ATCs I receive but
posting has been a challenge for me.

Game Girl, by "any stamped background" did you mean that you want just a card stamped with only a background design that you yourself can later build on/add to (sort of like the start of an ATC jam?), or do you want an entire finished card whose background is stamped?

I'm happy to do either! We aim to please. :)

Paula

GameGirlAZ D
04-12-2016, 08:32 PM
WOW, either would be fine but I think I would like to see what other crafters have/use as background images whether they choose to do more is up to the crafter. I am relatively new to crafting so, I love all the art I have been sent throughout the time I have been part of this forum. Whatever you do, I will love. :)

PaulaF
04-13-2016, 08:16 AM
Girls, I just mailed your cards off to all five of you...I'm so excited for this swap! I absolutely love the "choose your theme" idea. It will be fun to have a little themed collection from all of you. :)

CritterPortraits
04-13-2016, 06:19 PM
The April ATCs have gone postal....hope you like them.

Elayne
04-14-2016, 08:46 AM
Koran, thank you for my lovely cross.

PaulaF
04-15-2016, 09:59 AM
Whee! Critter's pretty ATC just arrived! She, just like Gamergirl, also enclosed her card in a nice handmade notecard. Thank you both for the ATCs as well as the wonderful extra touch of the notecard! I love that you took the time to do that.

I'm excited to see my little RSC collection on the theme of music building up. :) Will find a way to post photos at the end!

GameGirlAZ D
04-16-2016, 09:16 PM
Thank You sooooooooooooooooooooooo much to PaulaF and CritterPortraits for the great ATCs that reached me today. I love them!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

PaulaF
04-17-2016, 01:27 PM
I'm happy to hear they got there quickly!

CritterPortraits
04-17-2016, 04:22 PM
Had a craft show this weekend...and had friends take me out for my birthday ...so am exhausted. ...Will post tomorrow all the cool art that has arrived....thanks so much!

CritterPortraits
04-18-2016, 06:56 AM
Sweet art is here from gamegirl and paulaf....very nice....very bloomin...photos when the other 3 arrive.

jaimie sander
04-21-2016, 07:51 AM
Belated thank you's to Glenda(love the mixed media extra!) ,Paula,and Critter! Love all the lavender and browns! I will post pics once they all arrive.Mine will all be postal next week.

PaulaF
04-21-2016, 10:05 AM
I am going out of town for a bit, but when I get back I will post photos of all the cards from the swap too if they've all arrived! This is fun, ladies!

CritterPortraits
04-28-2016, 04:42 PM
Hi! If you have mailed up to date....be prepared to choose for May! I choose MEMORIES!

GameGirlAZ D
04-28-2016, 05:45 PM
HELLO Everyone,
For May, may I please have anything that contains newsprint? :)

jaimie sander
04-29-2016, 04:31 AM
As usual mine will be going out last minute! I am going to skip for May.Be back for June!

PaulaF
05-03-2016, 02:02 PM
Thanks to ALS Mouse for a pretty ATC and handmade notecard! <3

GameGirlAZ D
05-04-2016, 09:16 AM
Thank you so very much Traciemvp, Jaimie, and Alsmouse. I got lots of "Happy Mail" today and I am smiling all over my face. :) Thank you soooooooooo much.

alsmouse
05-04-2016, 10:30 AM
Love my ATCs, Thank you Ladies.
For this month I would like to see your take on KITES

CritterPortraits
05-04-2016, 12:59 PM
So far I have received artful art from Paula, gamegirl and alsmouse for my April theme...BLOOMIN.

Traciemvp
05-04-2016, 07:05 PM
Could I have anything with time? Please. Thanks!

PaulaF
05-05-2016, 10:09 AM
I got Jaimie's and TracieMVP's pretty music cards in today's mail, so my April swap is complete! Thank you, ladies!

Here is a pic of my five music-themed cards from you lovely ladies. So fun to have this little collection. :)

https://museofmixedmedia.wordpress.com/received-from-rsc-april-2016-swap/

PaulaF
05-05-2016, 10:19 AM
And if anyone wants to see the cards I sent out for this swap, you can find them here!

https://museofmixedmedia.wordpress.com/made-for-april-rsc-choose-your-own-theme-swap/

PaulaF
05-05-2016, 04:06 PM
Hmm...just read there might be an easier way to show you the pix than linking to them...

PaulaF
05-05-2016, 04:08 PM
From L-R: “Anita with Braided String” for Jaimie’s Lavender & Brown theme;

“Tulip No. 2” for CritterPortrait’s Bloomin’ theme;

“Macarons” for ALSmouse’s Desserts theme;

“Le Parasol de Marie” for TracieMVP’s Umbrellas theme.

(The fifth person in the swap, Gamegirl, asked for stamped backgrounds, so I just sent her several ATC-sized cards that had stamps on them that she can use to make her own ATCs. I hope that I understood her correctly and that was what she wanted!!)

Elayne
05-05-2016, 06:03 PM
Oh thanks for posting those, they are amazing. Can';t wait until I can get back into the swaps. Sure miss those works of art.

CritterPortraits
05-06-2016, 09:03 AM
Ohhh.....more cool art in the mail today! Thanks to Tracie and jaimie for great bloomin' art! Photos soon!

Elayne
05-07-2016, 05:20 AM
I'm back for May, I choose 'candles'.

CritterPortraits
05-07-2016, 05:25 AM
Let us know today...the 7th if you want to join for May!

CritterPortraits
05-07-2016, 01:03 PM
Here are my BLOOMIN' ATCs and copies of the ones I mailed for April! Thanks for another great month! Just a few more hours to sign up for May.

PaulaF
05-09-2016, 05:51 AM
Thanks for posting these! So fun to see what you made and what you got, Critter. Swapping is awesome!

I'm out for May--I've got quite a bit of travel coming up in the next few weeks, and am already overcommitted to other swaps. It's hard to say no. :noway:

CritterPortraits
05-12-2016, 12:27 PM
Mailed my May art!

Elayne
05-14-2016, 02:53 PM
Critter, you are fast, I received my really nice Candle ATC. thank you.

Elayne
05-18-2016, 09:14 AM
Gamegirl, thank you for the really nice candle ATC and card, I love the paper you used too.

CritterPortraits
05-18-2016, 01:12 PM
Thanks so much Glenda, for the double take on memories!......I can honestly say I did get to use one of those old phones when I was very young visiting my grandparents! Not too many can say that anymore!

GameGirlAZ D
05-23-2016, 05:58 AM
I hope I haven't forgotten to thank anyone!!! I have Elayne and CritterPortraits' newsprint.
OMG, AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!!

Lady Kestrel
05-24-2016, 09:47 AM
Well, I finally finished moving my craft room to my spare bedroom and have everything sorted, so I'd like to join in for the June swap with travel as my theme.

GameGirlAZ D
05-24-2016, 10:06 AM
Hello My Crafty Buddies!!!
For June, I would like to have
anything BLACK AND WHITE.

Elayne
05-24-2016, 03:22 PM
For June I choose.....sihoutettes

Yankee
05-24-2016, 04:25 PM
For June I choose steampunk or vintage, your choice.

alsmouse
05-27-2016, 06:41 AM
Sorry mine are tardy. My ratty, Jewel, had surgery last week to find out what a lump on her jaw was. She has a tumor growingon her lower jaw bone. She is in pain & having problems eating & drinking. The vet will do a follow up mid June. Needless to say, lots of worrying, driving back & forth to the vets & contacting 2 exotic vets in the UK.
No, they are done. Just need to pop them & my other swaps in the post.

alsmouse
05-31-2016, 09:21 PM
All but Elayne's are in transit. Elayne yours should go out tomorrow.
~C8>

alsmouse
06-01-2016, 09:16 AM
Thank you all for being patient with me. Jewel is adapting to having limited jaw movement. She is getting soft foods & her favorite flavor of Ensure. She is even getting some weight back on. Thank you for your positive thoughts & well wishes.
For June i would like VEGGIE GARDEN. Thank you in advance.

Lady Kestrel
06-01-2016, 03:29 PM
I'm glad Jewel is improving, Ann!

Elayne,
Whoosh! You gave me whiplash getting my travel ATC to me so fast. I like your design and the saying very much!

Elayne
06-01-2016, 03:36 PM
I'm glad Jewel is improving, Ann!

Elayne,
Whoosh! You gave me whiplash getting my travel ATC to me so fast. I like your design and the saying very much!

Ha ha, hope you're recovered, glad you like it.

Yankee
06-02-2016, 07:21 AM
Elayne, thank you very much for my lovely lady's. Both were beautiful!

GameGirlAZ D
06-02-2016, 03:47 PM
Elayne, Elayne, Thank you, Thank you!!! I love them.

CritterPortraits
06-05-2016, 07:24 AM
Sweet art arrived from Elayne and Alsmouse! Thank you both....photos soon!

Sign up for June ends midnight the 7th!

Lady Kestrel
06-07-2016, 01:57 PM
Yankee,
Your cute travel card arrived. I love the colors and the embellishments! Thank you!

CritterPortraits
06-07-2016, 02:27 PM
Glenda and yankee...love your adaptations of the RedWhiteBlue theme! Thanks so much!

Elayne
06-07-2016, 03:28 PM
Yankee, thanks for my pretty silhouette atc and the card is so pretty, did you use alcohol inks?

Yankee
06-07-2016, 05:48 PM
No Elayne, I just used distress inks.

GameGirlAZ D
06-08-2016, 08:56 AM
Hello Everyone! I hope you all are well!!!

Alsmouse your ATC with newsprint, came today. Thank you so very much.

Yankee, I like the cats and I am not sure if I like the black or the white. I know I like the stamped image on the front of the card with the cats in the tree. Very, very nice demonstration of Black and White. Nice touch, putting the bling on the cat's eyes. And, I agree that embossing dark seems easier/more successful than embossing light. Well done. Thank you.

Elayne
06-10-2016, 05:33 PM
Thank you Alsmouse for my cute candle card, the sentiment made me laugh, love the card too....also so glad your neighbor found it under the car..lol

Elayne
06-11-2016, 03:33 PM
Thank you gamegirl for my silhouette and those umbrellas are the cutest.

Lady Kestrel
06-11-2016, 07:50 PM
GameGirl,
I love the pile of luggage! It looks as if the tourist is planning a very long vacation. :)

Yankee
06-13-2016, 05:02 PM
Thank you Gamegirl for my lovely strolling vintage couple.

GameGirlAZ D
06-13-2016, 05:33 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am not an artist, just someone who enjoys playing with stamps, paint, ink and paper. Just about everything I try is something I just work with until I would like to receive it. When you say that you like something I have sent to you, I think it would surprise you how happy you make me. Thank you so much.

Lady Kestrel
06-14-2016, 01:54 PM
Critter,
The little train is adorable, and I love the way you did the puffs of smoke. Thank you!

I'm still working on mine but hope to get them out early next week.

Yankee
06-14-2016, 05:29 PM
Thank you Critter for my steampunk art!

Elayne
06-18-2016, 02:05 PM
Here are my lovely silhouettes and candle Atc's. thank you again.


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/elaynemac/000_0004_zpsooexphwr.jpg (http://s174.photobucket.com/user/elaynemac/media/000_0004_zpsooexphwr.jpg.html)

CritterPortraits
06-23-2016, 07:26 PM
If you have mailed.....time to choose for July.....

I choose HEAT OR HOT....what can you think of for this one?

Elayne
06-23-2016, 08:04 PM
For July I choose 'beverages' to go with Critters heat.

GameGirlAZ D
06-24-2016, 06:11 AM
Hello! For July, may I have a SUNSET.

Yankee
06-24-2016, 06:31 AM
I choose flowers.

Lady Kestrel
07-01-2016, 09:25 AM
All my cards have been sent. For July I choose water (in any form).

Elayne
07-02-2016, 02:05 PM
LadyK, thanks for my nice nice silhouette ATC, I love how you made the girl swing, neat!

Lady Kestrel
07-02-2016, 03:36 PM
You're welcome, Elayne!

GameGirlAZ D
07-02-2016, 08:13 PM
Lady Kestrel, WOW! I love my black and white ATC and card. Thank you so much. I will use the note card. I hope you don't mind.

Lady Kestrel
07-03-2016, 03:58 PM
I'm glad you like it, GameGirl, and, of course, the card is yours to use as you see fit. I had tried to make the elephant on the ATC white, but the pearl embossing powder I used came out silver instead. I figured it would make a decent card, since I also had that sheet of India postage marks.

Yankee
07-05-2016, 07:26 PM
Thank you Lady Kestrel for my vintage ATC and card.
Great stamp, I need to get one too.

CritterPortraits
07-07-2016, 06:37 AM
LadyK thanks very much for the cute June red,white,and blue!

CritterPortraits
07-07-2016, 06:39 AM
Last day to sign up! My art has gone postal for the early sign-ups. Fun themes always enjoyed!

alsmouse
07-07-2016, 07:43 AM
I would like poppies for July, please.

CritterPortraits
07-07-2016, 01:11 PM
Sweet.....♡

Yankee
07-07-2016, 05:51 PM
Thank you Critter for my flowers, very pretty!

Lady Kestrel
07-08-2016, 02:58 PM
My water cards arrived from Critter and Yankee today, and what a lovely contrast of ideas there is between them. Critter went for a pretty and serene landscape scene, and Yankee chose funny denizens of the deep. Thank you both for your creative interpretations and for the extra cards.

Elayne
07-08-2016, 06:05 PM
Yankee thank you for my lovely card and ATC. they were both labors of love, you always do great work on your distress inks, I do tend to like watercolor the best. Ironically enough the atc I made for you is my attempt at water coloring, it should be in the mail soon. I hope you like it as much as I like yours.

Elayne
07-08-2016, 06:06 PM
Critter, thanks so much for my really nice beverage ATC, I do like my coffee and the card was very very pretty.

GameGirlAZ D
07-09-2016, 02:37 PM
Yankee, I so enjoyed your note. My sunset is amazing!!! Thank you.

GameGirlAZ D
07-09-2016, 02:39 PM
CritterPortraits, You never fail to leave me speechless. Thank you for my sunset.

Elayne
07-11-2016, 03:24 PM
Gamegirl, thank you for my tea ATC, its perfect for me, I do drink tea.

Yankee
07-11-2016, 05:15 PM
Thank you Gamegirl for my flowers. You did a super job coloring!

Lady Kestrel
07-13-2016, 09:41 AM
Gamegirl,
Your rainy-day umbrella arrived two days after we had a good soaking rain. I love the brightly colored stripes, and the clear raindrop beads are a nice touch. <3

Yankee
07-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Thank you Elayne, for my pretty purple watercolored flowers and the cool card.

CritterPortraits
07-16-2016, 08:57 AM
Whewwww weeee...HOT card and atc arrived from Elayne today! Thanks!

Lady Kestrel
07-16-2016, 10:46 AM
I got your lovely ATC and card today, Elayne. I love the soft colors and the little sandpipers along the shore.

CritterPortraits
07-20-2016, 03:59 PM
Hooootttt I'm even hotter looking at the very heated ATC from gamegirl....wow what a great hot scene! Love it!

Love the heat you all are sending!

CritterPortraits
07-21-2016, 05:47 AM
Here are the ATCs I sent (top) and the art received for MAY...my choice was Memories.

CritterPortraits
07-21-2016, 05:49 AM
And here are my sent (top) and received.for June ..my theme was red white blue

CritterPortraits
07-21-2016, 05:51 AM
Have to post the HOT so far.....they are so "cool"

Still waiting for 2 more.

I think I will choose THE SEA for Aug.

Elayne
07-21-2016, 06:05 AM
All of them are awesome, thanks for posting.

GameGirlAZ D
07-24-2016, 02:19 PM
For August, may I please have TIME.

Traciemvp
07-25-2016, 08:26 AM
I have tried in good faith to be current. Here are May, June and July's coming to a post office near you this week!

Lady Kestrel
07-28-2016, 08:30 AM
I've been rowing against the tide these past couple of weeks because of house renovations, but I'm working hard to make the deadline. I'll post pics as soon as I can.

Traciemvp
07-28-2016, 12:38 PM
Could I have anything that has to do with your favorite color? My favorite color is black, but I would enjoy seeing how you use your favorite color!

Lady Kestrel
07-31-2016, 09:40 PM
The rest of mine are going out today, but I will have to skip the August swap.

Here are the July ATCs I received:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Lady_Kestrel/July2016_zpsj6ucksqf.jpg

I forgot to scan all but one of the cards I sent. :eyeroll:

GameGirlAZ D
08-03-2016, 07:49 PM
Lady Kestrel, Thank you for the beautiful sunset!!! I love it.

Lady Kestrel
08-03-2016, 09:04 PM
You're welcome, GameGirl!

Yankee
08-04-2016, 07:12 AM
For Aug. I pick children, or back to school!

CritterPortraits
08-04-2016, 07:27 AM
3 more days to sign up for Aug.

Received a "cool" HOT art from Lady K....thanks so much!

Elayne
08-04-2016, 05:23 PM
Thanks LadyK for my really nice lady drinking lemonade.

Lady Kestrel
08-04-2016, 10:20 PM
You're welcome, Pat and Elayne!

Yankee
08-05-2016, 02:59 PM
Thank you TracieMVP for my June Steampunk and my July flowers!
Wow you worked hard catching up!
Thank you for the goodies too!

Traciemvp
08-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Yankee, you are do welcome! I had to catch up. It would not have been fair of me since all of you have so kind! Glad you liked them!

CritterPortraits
08-06-2016, 05:03 PM
Yippeee....tracie's art arrived....very nice take on all the themes! Thanks so much!

Elayne
08-06-2016, 05:22 PM
Thank you Tracie, your ATC's and card arrived and I loved them all. Whew...you were a bz bee catching up

CritterPortraits
08-06-2016, 05:24 PM
Last day...7th ....to sign up for August!

Elayne
08-06-2016, 07:02 PM
Have to skip Aug...boo hoo be back next month.

alsmouse
08-07-2016, 10:19 PM
Hi Ladies, Please accept my heartfelt apologies. I am exceedingly sorry that I am so late on my swaps.
I have been having a hard time with migraines that have been lasting up to 7 days at a time. I have been to urgent care, seen a different PA, been shot in the bum & a handful of new drugs. Trying to control the migranes has been a challenge & we believe I may have a bit of control. When I can, I have worked on my swaps. If you will allow me to send out my back log of swaps, I would like to continue participating in these swaps.
Thank you for your patience* and understanding. Ratty Hugs

CritterPortraits
08-08-2016, 06:21 AM
I don't know how you can do anything with a migrain! Just keep us posted....I can wait. Sending bunny kisses!

Yankee
08-08-2016, 08:03 PM
Thank you Lady Kestrel for my beautiful yellow flower..

Lady Kestrel
08-11-2016, 10:22 PM
You're welcome, Yankee! That stamp is a big one, so the hardest thing was deciding which part to use. I finally embossed the whole thing and cut out the part I liked best.

Alsmouse,
I'm so sorry you've had those migraines. I hope you'll be able to get a handle on them with the meds.

GameGirlAZ D
08-13-2016, 09:53 AM
Tracie, I am not sure why I got all these ATCs and goodies but they are great. Thank you so much.

GameGirlAZ D
08-13-2016, 09:54 AM
CritterPortraits, I LOVE the way you express time!!! Thank you soooooooooo much.

Yankee
08-14-2016, 06:59 PM
Critter, I love my little girl and her pet. Reminds me of my red headed grand daughter who would have a pet like that if she could!

Yankee
08-16-2016, 04:20 PM
Thank you Gamegirl for my cute kids. Love the look!

GameGirlAZ D
08-16-2016, 09:01 PM
Hi Yankee, I am so glad you were okay with that because I did it over so many times, I was thinking of going to PLAN B. :)

CritterPortraits
08-17-2016, 11:09 AM
By the sea wonderful art has arrived from gamegirl! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Traciemvp
08-17-2016, 12:13 PM
I am sending a BIG STAMPING shout out thank you to CritterPortrait and Gamegirlaz for their really special ATCs I received!

GameGirlAZ D
08-17-2016, 03:07 PM
You are so welcome, CritterPortrait. I am very pleased that you are okay with that. I was somewhat stumped. :)

Traciemvp, My favorite color is also black because it goes with just about everything. I am so glad you like that ATC.

Yankee
08-20-2016, 04:13 PM
Tracie, thank you for my books and pencils ATC, that was what I had in mind when I said back to school! But knowing not everyone would have those stamps I also said kids!

Elayne
08-20-2016, 07:28 PM
Here are some of the latest ATCs I've received, thanks again.


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/elaynemac/000_0001_zpskusfn33n.jpg (http://s174.photobucket.com/user/elaynemac/media/000_0001_zpskusfn33n.jpg.html)

CritterPortraits
08-23-2016, 06:21 AM
The three August art cards have arrived! Photos soon. Now choose is open for Sept.

I choose FALL...boy am I ready!

GameGirlAZ D
08-24-2016, 03:44 PM
Thank you Yankee. I wish it were possible
for you to have seen my reaction to seeing
your card and ATC. Beautiful crafty work!!!
Thank you.

GameGirlAZ D
08-24-2016, 04:01 PM
For September, my request is eye glasses.

Yankee
08-29-2016, 05:26 PM
I choose trees.

CritterPortraits
09-01-2016, 05:01 AM
7 days to choose date cut off! Wanting for the weather to change....SOON!

Elayne
09-01-2016, 02:46 PM
7 days to choose date cut off! Wanting for the weather to change....SOON!

Me too! we're under a hurricane watch, rain non stop for over 48 hrs, some counties have major flooding, roads closed, schools closed.

For September I choose 'pumpkins' not jack o lanterns, just fall pumpkins.

GameGirlAZ D
09-03-2016, 02:59 PM
Elayne, I pray you are okay.
Thinking of everyone in the path
of this storm.

Elayne
09-03-2016, 03:11 PM
Elayne, I pray you are okay.
Thinking of everyone in the path
of this storm.

Thank you, everything is okay with me, my back yard is a little lake and I had some water come in my front door, other than that, all is well. 10 Miles away from is sitting in 4' of water and to the north of me they are having many evacuations. The serious problem of sewage being dumped into the streets due to over flowing of the sewage systems is a big concern.

CritterPortraits
09-03-2016, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the update....keep dry.

GameGirlAZ D
09-03-2016, 08:20 PM
Elayne, Keep your chin up. I know you
and all those experiencing the extreme
weather and resulting damages are in
the thoughts and prayers of many. I wish
I could do more to help even if I were
closer to help with the clean up. I know
what losing power and flooding feels like.

CritterPortraits
09-05-2016, 05:00 AM
Anyone want to join us? I am having a crafty Labor Day.....how about you?