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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 7:22am

Is anyone here involved in an Artist Trading Card Swap Group of any kind?  I've been doing a little research on them in the last few hours (bonfire .... Cowboy taking girls home ... then going somewhere to eat (?) ... yeah ... see Idle Chit Chat later), and I was wondering about us doing swaps here.  It sounds kind of fun, and a lot like the books we did when we met last year.

 

http://www.altered-art.net/make-artist-trading-cards-2.html

http://www.altered-art.net/make-artist-trading-cards-3.html

 

Interested?


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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 6:43pm
I saw that when I was researching it. That whole coordinator business. I wasn't sure why that was the case, but your comments make sense. Though ... I kind of like those happy little envelopes, myself. LOL I think you're right ... for a few of us ... and we number less than ten if all of us who are posting do, in fact, participate ... sending them ourselves works. But if we grow significantly, that coordinator thing is probably wise.

And you may be right about the join in when you can thing. I'd just hate for one person to choose the theme on a month when everyone else is busy and only a couple people participate. We might want to watch out for that if we adopt that plan.

&nb
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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 6:08pm
I think this is something she could work on when she is heeeeeerrrre, if she wants to join in right away! But I also don't see a problem if someone needs to not do a month.

If there were 4 of us, but Missy knows October is too busy (except for bein' here in Iowa) and Karen knows January would be crazy, then we know we just make/swap out 3 ATCs instead of 4. We get out of it what we put in.

A question, as I think about the swapping. I assume we are just going to mail each other? In some of the more elaborate/well participated swaps we used to do all items would be mailed to a central person. ie: one package per participant to mail, coordinator would make sure everything arrived, repackage, and mail each person one package. We'd have to include postage for our return package, of course... But with our smaller numbers my preference would be just that I mail out 3, 4, 5 little envelopes to whoever is participating, and then I get all those happy little envelopes coming back to me.

Just something to keep in mind if we hit 10 participants at some point, but in that case then we only have to be the mail coordinator once in 10 months, so not a big deal.
Michelle
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In reply to: melissasue777
Mon, 09-24-2012 - 2:40pm
maybe...I need a month, some of my commitments are ending soon.
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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 9:41am
ROFLOL I'm assuming that means you'll bite. :smileywink: You crack me up! I <3 you!

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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 9:41am
I'm thinking we sign up for one round, and then decide whether or not we opt in for the next one. One round = one month per person participating w/ December not counting. So ... right now it's you and MJ and Karen and me. If we started in October, one round would be October, November, December, January, and February. That way, each of us would get to choose one theme, and December could either be a generic Christmas theme or a skip. We would decide that together. In February, we could post a sign up for the next round to start in March, assuming this goes well, and we enjoy it. :smileyhappy:

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In reply to: scrapperstacy
Mon, 09-24-2012 - 9:36am
Karen this literally made me LOL
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In reply to: georapper
Mon, 09-24-2012 - 9:28am

nibble nibble

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In reply to: scrapperstacy
Sun, 09-23-2012 - 4:46pm
Geo I would totally be up for this!! :smileyhappy: sounds fun and something new for the board :smileyhappy:

would we each sign up each time or is it a one time sign up and then we do it for a full year?

Lovely idea. :smileyhappy:
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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 2:46pm
YEA!!!! :smileyhappy:

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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 2:15pm
I love the idea. The girls were involved in an ATC swap once, a few years ago.

We used to do all sorts of swaps here, when there were more people (which did lend to flakers, etc.) but I think we can trust those of us who are here now, and perhaps we might pull someone else out of the woodwork.

Initially I thought "OMG not until after November" but ATC's I could do. MAKE me be creative, and I love that they don't have to be identical. More like paintings in a series similar. Something that can emerge over time, a little at a time. Me likely. I'm on board!
Michelle

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