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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP!

ONLY HIGH END CARDS PLEASE!!

Welcome to the September ATC Swap. The swap is a 3/3 swap (you make three/you get three). You must make at least three for each theme you sign up for. Cards are due to me by September 31.

The Basics:
- Each card must be 2 ½ x 3 ½
- Each card must be sturdy. Please back them with a heavy piece of cardstock or thin chipboard/cardboard. (I make "backers" from cereal boxes, pasta boxes, tissue boxes,etc. I cut them up to 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 and store them in a box so I always have them ready to use.) One sheet of cardstock is not sturdy enough! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH --- PLEASE NO FLIMSY CARDS!![/u]
- Please include the following information on the back of your cards:
Your Name
Your sb.com screen name
The state/country they’re from (I’m aiming to collect ATCs from every state!)
Title of your card
Number/edition of your card (1/3, 2/3, etc.)
Date Made

THE NITTY GRITTY:
PLEASE DO YOUR BEST WORK -- ONLY SEND IN CARDS THAT YOU WOULD BE HAPPY TO RECEIVE IN RETURN. We all want to receive only high-end, good quality cards, so please be sure to send only what you would like to receive!! As much as possible, I try to swap like for like -- if you tend to be more minimalistic and clean, then that's what you'll ideally get in return; if you tend to elaborately embellish, that's ideally what you'll get in return. It is not always possible but I try my best to swap like for like -- both in style and in effort. Bottom line: Send cards that you are proud to put your name on and that you'd like to get in return!


I know sometimes life gets in the way, and if you find that you can't follow through with the swap, please just let me know. If you cannot complete the swap I would prefer you tell me instead of just throwing something together at the last minute to get it done -- it'll show in your cards!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT JUST SLAP A STICKER ON A PIECE OF CARDSTOCK AND SEND IT!! THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND YOUR CARDS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU!

Mailing:

- When your cards are done, please mail them to me (I’ll PM you my address). Please be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so I can mail your cards back to you. Please put the same amount of postage on your return envelope as you do on the mailing envelope. If you’re in doubt, please add an extra loose stamp. If I don’t use it, I’ll return it to you! If your envelope is in good condition, you only need to send a return label -- I'll reuse your envelope!If you don't send postage, I won't be able to return cards to you.
- Please enclose a return envelope that is big enough to hold all the cards you'll be receiving. If your envelope is in good condition I will reuse it, in which case, just send me a mailing label with your name on it.
- Please be sure all your embellies are securely glued down.
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Please – NO FLAKERS! Please check in at least once a week so we know you’re still with us. If you need to drop out please let me know so we’re not waiting for you . . .


Please post a picture of your cards here so we can all enjoy them!

Above all – have fun creating!!


September's Themes:

Back to School (any level, Elementary, Middle, High, College)
Anna
Ms. Pebbles
Keri
Yvonne
Henva
Amy
LaTarris
Phyllis

Apples (card must have an apple on it somehow -- no stickers; make it dimensional!)
Anna
Terri
KarenM.
Melanie

Buttons (your card should have some buttons on it; the more the better!)
Anna
Ms. Pebbles
Melanie
Keri (1)
Keri (2)
Yvonne
Terri
Lunar
Ren
Karen M.
Amy
LaTarris
Phyllis

Septemer Birthdays: Let us know if you have a birthday during the month of August, and if possible, the ladies will make you a special birthday ATC!

Birthdays:
Terri
Ren


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Hey Anna!
Can you put me down for Buttons and Back to school....got think on the apples....thanks! :)


 
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Hurray!

I'll take a spot in buttons....

Not sure I have anything back to school or apple related!
let me look thru my stuff and get back to you!


 
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Please add me to Buttons and Back to School.

Thanks !


 
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Got you added -- thanks for playing!


 
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Can I join in too? If I am allowed to join in, I would need to make a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch card with buttons on it? I use cardstock and glue the cardstock to a cardboard or cereal box? I just want to make sure I understand everything. This will be the first time trying to do this if I am allowed to. Can someone post an example of what one is supposed to look like so I can have an idea. I really want to do my best to make something that others will like.
One more question; What are these little cards used for? Do you glue them in your scrapbook?


Edited by Lunareclipse on 08-31-12 11:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Anna Please add me to
*back to school and
*buttons.... thx!



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  • Lunareclipse Said:
Can I join in too? If I am allowed to join in, I would need to make a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch card with buttons on it? I use cardstock and glue the cardstock to a cardboard or cereal box? I just want to make sure I understand everything. This will be the first time trying to do this if I am allowed to. Can someone post an example of what one is supposed to look like so I can have an idea. I really want to do my best to make something that others will like.
One more question; What are these little cards used for? Do you glue them in your scrapbook?



Hi Lunar. Welcome to our swap. You certainly are welcome to join. When you sign up for a category, you have to make three cards for that category, and then you get three different ones back. You can make all three of your cards the same or you can make them all different. The cards are basically little works of art on a small scale. I have an album in my gallery that has all of my ATCs in them; please stop by and check them out. Also if you do a gallery search for ATC you'll see loads of examples. You can use the cards on your layouts or you can just collect them or display them.


The only criteria is that they must be 2 1/2 x 3 1/2; they must be backed on either chipboard or something similar (like cereal boxes); they must be made nicely and be something that you would like to receive in return. The should be high end card! I do try to swap effort for effort so the more elaborate it is (if that's you style) the more elaborate the cards you will receive; if you are more of a clean and simple artist, then you will receive clean and simple in return.

If you join the button category, your card should incorporate buttons into its design -- not just simply have a button on it. You could use the button as part of a flower or part of a border or in any other way.

Please be sure to browse the gallery and my album to get a feel for ideas and inspiration.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Here are two examples of cards that I did with buttons (one button card in each picture):

For my SS - 6 By Provinca

ATC - August Swap - Travel Series By Provinca

and here are some that I found in the gallery that have buttons on them. Most of them didn't have public embedding, so you'll have to click on them to see:

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=369991...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=365354...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=353004...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=352999...

Wishing You Entertaining Halloween By Berry71bleu

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=322096...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=322097...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=298906...

Provinca August ATC Swap By Crafty Lefty



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I am in for buttons and apples
I was hoping you might do football!
I m a birthday girl in September and would love something from you wonderful artists!


 
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  • provinca Said:
  • Lunareclipse Said:
Can I join in too? If I am allowed to join in, I would need to make a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch card with buttons on it? I use cardstock and glue the cardstock to a cardboard or cereal box? I just want to make sure I understand everything. This will be the first time trying to do this if I am allowed to. Can someone post an example of what one is supposed to look like so I can have an idea. I really want to do my best to make something that others will like.
One more question; What are these little cards used for? Do you glue them in your scrapbook?



Hi Lunar. Welcome to our swap. You certainly are welcome to join. When you sign up for a category, you have to make three cards for that category, and then you get three different ones back. You can make all three of your cards the same or you can make them all different. The cards are basically little works of art on a small scale. I have an album in my gallery that has all of my ATCs in them; please stop by and check them out. Also if you do a gallery search for ATC you'll see loads of examples. You can use the cards on your layouts or you can just collect them or display them.


The only criteria is that they must be 2 1/2 x 3 1/2; they must be backed on either chipboard or something similar (like cereal boxes); they must be made nicely and be something that you would like to receive in return. The should be high end card! I do try to swap effort for effort so the more elaborate it is (if that's you style) the more elaborate the cards you will receive; if you are more of a clean and simple artist, then you will receive clean and simple in return.

If you join the button category, your card should incorporate buttons into its design -- not just simply have a button on it. You could use the button as part of a flower or part of a border or in any other way.

Please be sure to browse the gallery and my album to get a feel for ideas and inspiration.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Here are two examples of cards that I did with buttons (one button card in each picture):

For my SS - 6 By Provinca

ATC - August Swap - Travel Series By Provinca

and here are some that I found in the gallery that have buttons on them. Most of them didn't have public embedding, so you'll have to click on them to see:

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=369991...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=365354...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=353004...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=352999...

Wishing You Entertaining Halloween By Berry71bleu

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=322096...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=322097...

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image& id=298906...

Provinca August ATC Swap By Crafty Lefty




I will sign up for the buttons one, if that's ok. I don't have apples or back to school stuff. But I have a ton of buttons.


 
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I have another question...I know...I'm full of questions...but, When we send you the tiny cards, do you swap them for others that sent cards and send them back or do you keep them all and make tiny cards for everyone that sent you cards and send them the cards that you made?


 
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Ok, I got one mostly done. I'm missing something on it, but I don't know what. I hope this is what you guys are looking for.


 
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Lunar, your button snowman is just adorable!!

LOL - you can never ask too many questions!! The swap works like this: everyone in the group, including myself, makes three cards and sends them to me. Then I put all the cards together and send each of the ladies three cards that the other ladies and I have made and I keep three cards for myself. You will get three different cards back from (one from three different ladies).

Welcome to the (addictive) world of ATCs!!


 
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I am in for buttons and apples
I was hoping you might do football!
I m a birthday girl in September and would love something from you wonderful artists!



LOL - we'll do football next month -- PROMISE! I can't wait for the season to begin!!! Do you do fantasy football? If you do, we have a fun group here at sb.com that has a league if you're interested. . .


 
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Hi!

Anna, I will take a spot in buttons, I will let you know about the others...got to see if I can find some inspiration on those...

I do have a birthday this month, it's Tuesday the 4th (pretty close...whew)

I am looking forward to October's themes (I am assuming Halloween will be one of them) I just picked up some new Halloween stamps, plus I am thinking of revisiting some of the ones I made last year and recreating more like them...

Ren


 
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I will sign up for buttons. How do I sign up?


 
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sign me up for buttons and apples



 
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Lunar, your button snowman is just adorable!!

LOL - you can never ask too many questions!! The swap works like this: everyone in the group, including myself, makes three cards and sends them to me. Then I put all the cards together and send each of the ladies three cards that the other ladies and I have made and I keep three cards for myself. You will get three different cards back from (one from three different ladies).

Welcome to the (addictive) world of ATCs!!


Thank you. I figured out what it's missing, words. I don't know how to make those cute little words that on your cards though.


 
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Lunar, you're all signed up for buttons.

I don't know which particular cards you mean but some of the words are pre-bought tickets with the words on them; some of the phrases are stamps; and some of the individual words are just printed in your word processing program and then cut apart and inked up. If you tell me which particular card you're talking about, I can give you more specifics.


 
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Lunar, you're all signed up for buttons.

I don't know which particular cards you mean but some of the words are pre-bought tickets with the words on them; some of the phrases are stamps; and some of the individual words are just printed in your word processing program and then cut apart and inked up. If you tell me which particular card you're talking about, I can give you more specifics.


Stamps are cool! Probably not the best for this snowman, though. There isn't room on there to stamp anything. I do know how to use a stamp though. All of the rest though, I am clueless. Where is my word processing center? I don't think I have one. If it comes with one one of those cutty machines (Cricute?) I know I don't have of of those. And I don't know what inked up is. At least not in scrapbooking. Where I am from, it means you have a lot of tattoos. Maybe you put tattoos on your scrapbooks. I don't know. I like all of your cards, and except for the stamp part, I don't know how to make any of the other words you have.


 
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I finished it! I think I got the hang of it. Maybe. I still don't know where my word processor is and I don't know how to ink anything up, yet, but I did mange to find letters that looked great with my snowman. I like my snowman and I want to keep him now. It will be sad sending him away.


 
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I am in for buttons and apples
I was hoping you might do football!
I m a birthday girl in September and would love something from you wonderful artists!



LOL - we'll do football next month -- PROMISE! I can't wait for the season to begin!!! Do you do fantasy football? If you do, we have a fun group here at sb.com that has a league if you're interested. . .


DH and I used to do fantasy fb but we don't anymore BUT we ARE tried and true Aggies and LOVE college football! Wehave season tickets to the Texas A and M games (DH and DS are both former students).


 
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Lunar, the word processing program is on your computer or laptop. It probably came with the computer -- Microsoft Word or Works -- the program you use to type papers, letters and stuff.

"Inking" is just using an inkpad to kind of outline the edges of the paper. Here is a tutorial from youtube. If you don't have the inking tool, you can use a makeup sponge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxGEFbG_APc



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Lunar, the word processing program is on your computer or laptop. It probably came with the computer -- Microsoft Word or Works -- the program you use to type papers, letters and stuff.

"Inking" is just using an inkpad to kind of outline the edges of the paper. Here is a tutorial from youtube. If you don't have the inking tool, you can use a makeup sponge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxGEFbG_APc




Thank you! You are fabulous! I can't wait to master this new thing.


 
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Have fun Lunar! Looking forward to seeing your creations!


 
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Ugh no catagorys id use *sigh* maybe next month!! Have a great time ladus


 
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I hope I'm not stepping on any toes or anything, but can I suggest something? What if everyone also sends 1 embellishment along with their cards? The person who who you felt had the best tiny little card would get the embellishments. Just an idea to make sure that everyone tries their best. I guessed by reading your opening post that some people either didn't care or didn't take the time you thought they should have.


 
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Add me to the apple group too..I found an awesome apple stamp that I didn't know i had.

Look what happens when you clean stuff up.


 
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Melanie, a couple of weekends ago I clean and reorganized my scrap space and stuff and I couldn't believe the stuff I found. I was in such total shock that I've put myself on a shopping freeze until I go to CKC next spring!


 
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Until next spring? you are a brave women! I couldn't do that! lol

We are moving (hubby in the navy) in december...so I go thru the whole house and anything that hasn't been used in 2 years get donated. so i'm slowly starting on my scrap room.


 
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Happy Labor Day!

Can I have 2 spots in Buttons? I had a very productive afternoon.

Speaking of CKC......I'm going the first weekend in October. I can't wait!


 
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Passing again this month. We are hoping/planning to be in our new house by the end of the month. Hope to be settled in and ready to join again in November.


 
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Add me to the apple group too..I found an awesome apple stamp that I didn't know i had.

Look what happens when you clean stuff up.



I go through my stuff now and then just for that reason!


 
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Just peeking in.


 
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Happy, happy birthday Ren!!!


 
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Happy Birthday, Ren !


 
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Happy birthday Ren


 
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I've been eating cereal like crazy to get to the box to cut up for these ATC's!



 
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jci....Happy Birthday Ren!


 
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I've been eating cereal like crazy to get to the box to cut up for these ATC's!







 
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I've been eating cereal like crazy to get to the box to cut up for these ATC's!









LOL...I also use playing cards. No cutting required!


 
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I've been eating cereal like crazy to get to the box to cut up for these ATC's!









LOL...I also use playing cards. No cutting required!



Oh..that's a great idea! thanks. Now I just gotta find some that my husband doesn't use to card nights


 
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Happy belated bday Ren hope u had a great day


 
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Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes!! I had a fabulous day filled with friends and love and laughter!!


 
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I'm mailing my junk tomorrow. Is that ok?


 
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I'm mailing my junk tomorrow. Is that ok?



Absolutely!


 
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almost weekend....


 
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I will take a spot in Back to School for now...thinking about buttons. :-)


 
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Anna, I'm thinking about making cards for each spot...I'll let you know what I come up with though.


 
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OK, I got a set of back to school cards done...put me down for that one.


 
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Ok, I got a set for the button group too. I used a banana button. Take a look...

ATCs for September swap By Crafty Mom Of 5


 
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Ok, I got a set for the button group too. I used a banana button. Take a look...

ATCs for September swap By Crafty Mom Of 5


Please do not send me the banana one. I am terrified of bananas. They don't even have a name for that phobia, but I react the same as most women do to spiders and snakes.


 
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Ok, I got a set for the button group too. I used a banana button. Take a look...

ATCs for September swap By Crafty Mom Of 5



Amy, these are too cute!


 
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Ok, I got a set for the button group too. I used a banana button. Take a look...

ATCs for September swap By Crafty Mom Of 5


Please do not send me the banana one. I am terrified of bananas. They don't even have a name for that phobia, but I react the same as most women do to spiders and snakes.




I'll make myself a note. That's an interesting phobia!!


 
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Adorable cards, Amy!


 
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those cards are adorable!


 
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Thanks ladies! I was worried because I seem to have no mojo lately. I think these kind of set off a spark! I've had those buttons for a while, but I just got the Cheekee Monkey paper stack and it was perfect for these cards! I just love that monkey...he makes me giggle every time that I see him!


 
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  • crafty mom of 5 Said:
Thanks ladies! I was worried because I seem to have no mojo lately. I think these kind of set off a spark! I've had those buttons for a while, but I just got the Cheekee Monkey paper stack and it was perfect for these cards! I just love that monkey...he makes me giggle every time that I see him!


I love the monkey too. He's cute. I just couldn't do the bananas.


 
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  • Lunareclipse Said:
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Ok, I got a set for the button group too. I used a banana button. Take a look...

ATCs for September swap By Crafty Mom Of 5


Please do not send me the banana one. I am terrified of bananas. They don't even have a name for that phobia, but I react the same as most women do to spiders and snakes.




I'll make myself a note. That's an interesting phobia!!


It's not really all that interesting, at least for me. I was terrified to go to the store for years because I might see a banana. I'm better now, I just avoid the fruit section altogether.


 
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Here is my "Back to School" ATC, made them all the same. They are made as an old school book.

"BACK TO SCHOOL" ATC - COVER! By Euroalien
"BACK TO SCHOOL" ATC - INSIDE! By Euroalien


 
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Here is my "Buttons" ATC. Made the all the same.

"BUTTONS" ATC By Euroalien


 
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Here are my Birthday ATCs.

BIRTHDAY ATCs! By Euroalien

Anna I guess I'm postal as of last night, my DH came and told me that he mailed out all the mail I had ready to go out....


 
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All of your cards are too cute and gorgeous!!!


 
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Lovely cards Yvonne!!


 
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I missed a lot over the weekend !

love all the pictures of cards ! So so cute.

When I buy bananas at the store, I have to carry them out myself. No sack! If they get the least little bit brown, we throw them out. At our local little grocery store, it's almost part of their new employee training. " And 4tgrfans doesn't like her bananas bagged..."


 
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I missed a lot over the weekend !

love all the pictures of cards ! So so cute.

When I buy bananas at the store, I have to carry them out myself. No sack! If they get the least little bit brown, we throw them out. At our local little grocery store, it's almost part of their new employee training. " And 4tgrfans doesn't like her bananas bagged..."


I would be cowering in a corner...


 
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CUTE cards...I LOVE the school one and that monkey one...GENIUS! :-)


 
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Good morning ladies!


 
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finally have free time so sign me up for back to school and buttons. will work on this weekend at a crop Im attending.


 
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jci


 
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finally have free time so sign me up for back to school and buttons. will work on this weekend at a crop Im attending.


What's a crop? Where I'm from, it's a feild of corn or beans.


 
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Please give me a spot for back to school and buttons. May do apples, let me think some more on it.


 
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Lunar: A crop is a "get together" , usually for a couple of hours or for a weekend. Everyone brings their scrapbooking stuff to work on. The host person/place has tables and chairs for everyone and sometimes snacks and door prizes.


Edited by 4tgrfans on 09-11-12 02:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Lunar: A crop is a "get together" , usually for a couple of hours or for a weekend. Everyone brings their scrapbooking stuff to work on. The host person/place has tables and chairs for everyone and sometimes snacks and door prizes.


Thank you. It's like a group of friends that get together and work on scrapbooking like dudes get together to play cards?


 
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Thanks for the comments ladies


 
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Lunar: A crop is a "get together" , usually for a couple of hours or for a weekend. Everyone brings their scrapbooking stuff to work on. The host person/place has tables and chairs for everyone and sometimes snacks and door prizes.


Thank you. It's like a group of friends that get together and work on scrapbooking like dudes get together to play cards?



Yup - that's what it is. Lots of fun!


 
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Lunar: A crop is a "get together" , usually for a couple of hours or for a weekend. Everyone brings their scrapbooking stuff to work on. The host person/place has tables and chairs for everyone and sometimes snacks and door prizes.


Thank you. It's like a group of friends that get together and work on scrapbooking like dudes get together to play cards?



Oh my goodness...that made me giggle! I have never thought of it that way before! LOL!


 
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Here's one of my birthday ATC's

Birthday ATC By Ms_Pebbles


 
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Good morning ladies!

Here's a very gentle reminder -- I just swapped out last month's cards and ask that you please, please, please back your cards with something sturdy. A piece or two of thin paper is not enough. Thin chipboard words great -- cut up those cereal, pasta, and tissue boxes! Also, pelase be sure all your embellishments are secure on your cards!


 
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Happy Wednesday!


 
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Just checking in.
I hope everyone is well.
Off to run errands and treat myself to some Starbucks My husband discovered a Starbucks card in his wallet and gave it to me; he didn't know if there was anything available on it or not...turns out it's for $20.00!!! Whoooooo!!!! Happy Belated Birthday Treat for me!!!
Have a wonderful day Everyone!!
~Ren


 
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Hi ladies! I have to get some birthday cards made and then I will be postal.


 
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Good morning ladies!

Here's a very gentle reminder -- I just swapped out last month's cards and ask that you please, please, please back your cards with something sturdy. A piece or two of thin paper is not enough. Thin chipboard words great -- cut up those cereal, pasta, and tissue boxes! Also, pelase be sure all your embellishments are secure on your cards!


Did mine arrive ok and in one piece?


 
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Lunar, they didn't get here yet. I'll let you know when they do.


 
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Lunar, they didn't get here yet. I'll let you know when they do.



I hope they get there soon. The post office said that they would be there on Monday and Monday has come and gone.


 
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The post office has been so slow lately!! I am still waiting on packages that I ordered 2 weeks ago and they should have been here on Monday!


 
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I mailed ALOT of letters for our booster club. I was sorting the "out of town" and "local" before I handed them to the postman. He told me that wasn't necessary anymore because EVERYTHING went to Kansas City now first.

So......the letters went two hours to KC......sorted....then back 2 hours to our post office....sorted again.....and delivered to each address here in town. Who planned that ?!?!

Ok..rant over, continue with your day.


 
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While we're talking about the post office, let me tell you this. For a few months now, some of your ATCs have been coming to me without the postage being cancelled. So I used the same envelope (with a new label of course LOL) and returned your postage to you and mailed the ATCs back at no additional cost. As a matter of fact, one of you ladies have been using the same envelope and postage for a couple of months without the post office ever cancelling the postage on it! No wonder the post office is losing money.

However, because I am a civic minded person, on one of my trips to the post office, I mentioned this to the clerk and asked if there was a reason the packages were not having their postage cancelled. She said "Sure is . . . laziness!" then she told me to just go ahead and reuse the envelope -- "no use letting good postage go to waste." Hmmmmmmm . . . .


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While we're talking about the post office, let me tell you this. For a few months now, some of your ATCs have been coming to me without the postage being cancelled. So I used the same envelope (with a new label of course LOL) and returned your postage to you and mailed the ATCs back at no additional cost. As a matter of fact, one of you ladies have been using the same envelope and postage for a couple of months without the post office ever cancelling the postage on it! No wonder the post office is losing money.

However, because I am a civic minded person, on one of my trips to the post office, I mentioned this to the clerk and asked if there was a reason the packages were not having their postage cancelled. She said "Sure is . . . laziness!" then she told me to just go ahead and reuse the envelope -- "no use letting good postage go to waste." Hmmmmmmm . . . .


I noticed it on a letter I got yesterday! The postage never got cancelled on it. This is the second time this month I have seen it.


 
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Oh my goodness, Anna! That is surely part of the reason that the postal system is going broke!!


 
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Good morning ladies. I'm off for a weekend mini-vacation to Maine with dh for our 21st anniversary. Have a great weekend!


 
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Enjoy your mini-vacation!


 
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happy anniversary! 21 years is awesome! I hope to get these finished up this weekend..


 
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happy anniversary!!



 
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Happy anniversary!


 
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jci...my cards will be going out tomorrow.


 
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Thanks ladies. I'm back and a bit tired but ready to tackle these cards!!


 
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Lunar, your cards arrived today. I just absolutely love that cross stitched card!!!


 
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Back from my anniversery trip too, tired!!!
Had a great time in WI and northern Chicago....

Anna did you ever get my ATCs for Sep?????


 
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