Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Welcome New Members and More Swaps!

We are so happy to welcome so many new members this week! All very talented artists and we are really looking forward to swapping  with everyone. We have two new swaps in the database, an art doll swap and a recycled charm swap....and Wendy is hosting a steampunk tin swap that is going to be so much fun!

We are still accepting applications for membership. If you are interested in joining the group, please look for the yahoo 'join' button on the sidebar and please tell us who referred you to the group. If you were not referred by a current member, please be sure to fill out the questionnaire you will receive by email that will help us get to know you better. We screen all members to ensure our group is a safe fun place to swap.

Thank you and Happy Swapping! xo

Monday, March 26, 2012

So excited about new group!

Wendy and I are so very excited about the new group! Look for a post about a couple of new swaps hosted by me later in the week. Hugs!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Swaps, swaps so much to choose from

I added two swaps to the database for you .... I hope you will enjoy them 

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The SPOONfull of sugar swap 
There a lots of very vintage spoons waiting out there to be shown some love , Please take a tablespoon or desert spoon not a small teaspoon and altered it into a piece of art …. You can add images to the bowl of the spoon and the handle.. Dye it with inks, wrap it, add charms you are only limited by you imagination
This is a 1/1 partnered swap you will be mailing your altered vintage spoon directly to your swap partner. Your spoon must be packaged well and the use of delivery confirmation is strongly encouraged. Create spoon and mail it to your swap partner by June 30th. Sign up will be open until May 1st Thank you! Open to international swappers. Please state if you don’t want to mail outside the USA …. Please sign up in the database 
and if you have any questions please email Wendy at

“Where’s my crown” ATC swap
Everyone should wear a crown, from faeries to royalty… lots of sparkle and glitter to this swap  
Feel free to interpret as you like. . Please make sure your ATCs fit the 2.5" x 3.5" size and are made from firm matt or illustration board. This is a 3/3 or 6/6 swap and ATCs are due by May 1st. Please include a self-addressed mailing label and $2.00 for return postage. For international swappers, just include an extra ATC and I will cover the return postage. I will mail all returns out in bubble envelopes. Please sign up in the database and if you have any questions please email Wendy at

Each piece of art should be protected (ATCs should be sent in ATC sleeves rather than loose). 
All swap return postage, is a flat rate of $2 regardless if you are sending in 3/3 or 6/6, unless
 otherwise specified by the swap hostess. 
Postage must be sent as cash. 
Please be kind and make sure you are providing $2 cash for your returns. 
All swaps are to be packaged to be mailed in a bubble envelope that is large enough to allow your art to fit comfortably. Please protect your art with a cardboard insert or other wrapping that will secure them during their trip thru the postal service system. ATCs may be sent in a 9 pocket vinyl page but please keep in mind that not all ATCs will fit in these pockets for the returns. The swap hostess will do her best to re-use your envelope for the returns. Tape your package securely, put a return address on the envelope and please be sure to put enough postage on your envelope so that it does not arrive 'postage due' to your hostess.

International swappers please include an extra atc or ephemera instead of postage and be sure to package your art securely so that it arrives safe and sound.

Following these guidelines will make your swap hostess's job much easier and will help to ensure that your art and the art of your fellow swappers arrives in good condition.

Thank you and if you have any questions or concerns, please ask!

Hugs Wendy and Kim