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January Hybrid ATC Swap

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It's Back! The Hybrid ATC Swap is back and the first theme of the new year is "Alice in Wonderland". Use the book or any of the movies for inspiration to create your atcs.

Now that you know the theme, what in the world is a hybrid atc swap? ATCs are Artist Trading Cards, 3.5 inches x 2.5 inches (either orientation is fine). Hybrid is combining traditional paper crafting with digital crafting. How much of each medium you use is up to you! On the back of the atc, the artist signs the card, and can add any other info they want (date, location, title of swap, title of card, etc.) You can also number them (1 of 10, 2 of 10, etc).  Once your cards are ready to go, you will snail mail them to me and when I have them all, I will sort them and mail them back.

The best way to do this seems to be to buy the 9 slot baseball trading card holders. They are designed to fit into a standard 3 ring binder. You can fold the sheets in thirds and fit them into a business sized envelope. Please include return postage in one of the slots, allowing for an extra ounce in case participants are especially exuberant with their bling. If it's not needed, I will return it with your goodies. Also please include a self-addressed envelope. We've found that the larger 6x9 envelopes work better than business sized envelopes but the postage rate is the same. When you mail the envelope to me, the post office people will tell you if there's a non-machinable surcharge. A great hint is to use your own address as the return address in case it gets "returned" for any reason.

Sign up in this thread by Thursday, January 25th. On Friday, January 26th, I'll PM everyone and let you know how many to make and my address. Please have them in my hands by March 2nd. I'll get them distributed and back in the mail as soon as I can. If all the cards are received before that, then I'll send them back out earlier.

If you are interested in participating, just leave a comment in this thread. I'm looking forward to it!

Lei
Lauren (this is her favorite movie!)
Dianne
Mikelle
Andrea
Kelly
Ann
Brooke
Carla

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ME ME ME ME ME .... sound like the flowers warming up to sing their little ditty to Alice :D

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I'm in, for what it's worth, and hopefully I don't have the printing issues I've had in the past so mine will actually be hybrid. When's the "mail-by" date? 

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The deadline to have them to me is March 2nd. Lots of time to get them done!

I've added both Lei and Dianne to the list!

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Okie Dokie I haven't a clue what to do and my mojo and confidence are MIA but count me in. Hoping this will spark things again because I do sure miss the creativity in my life.....

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19 minutes ago, ladyscrapalot said:

Okie Dokie I haven't a clue what to do and my mojo and confidence are MIA but count me in. Hoping this will spark things again because I do sure miss the creativity in my life.....

Oh Kelly, your cards are always creative and beautiful! I'm sure it will return once you starting thinking of all the silly fun of Alice in Wonderland!

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1 hour ago, ladyscrapalot said:

Okie Dokie I haven't a clue what to do and my mojo and confidence are MIA but count me in. Hoping this will spark things again because I do sure miss the creativity in my life.....

Our mojos must have gone on vacation together. I have created a few layouts lately, but it wasn't easy to do. Hopefully this will jump start the creativity. At least we have an excuse to read the books or watch the movies!

Updated the first post.

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I started planning mine... it’s going to be quite a job if i can work it out.....may e I should change plans. Lol.

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Well, I have been off in LaLa land, trying to work through the hard memories of this time last year. That will go on and on, but I want to join in on this challenge if there is still space.

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23 hours ago, Bride said:

Oh Kelly, your cards are always creative and beautiful! I'm sure it will return once you starting thinking of all the silly fun of Alice in Wonderland!

 

21 hours ago, CRS said:

Our mojos must have gone on vacation together. I have created a few layouts lately, but it wasn't easy to do. Hopefully this will jump start the creativity. At least we have an excuse to read the books or watch the movies!

Thank you for the encouragement ladies. Not really sure what my problem is. It's like I'm afraid to start or something. My S-I-L gave me a $25 give card to Michaels for doing a layout for her. I prefer Hobby Lobby but I'm not complaining. I perused Pinterest for inspiration. I'm sure I'll come up with something.

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8 hours ago, AnnBK said:

Well, I have been off in LaLa land, trying to work through the hard memories of this time last year. That will go on and on, but I want to join in on this challenge if there is still space.

I was just thinking of you Ann. I'm sure it's been a difficult time for you. Glad to see you joining the challenge.

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12 hours ago, AnnBK said:

Well, I have been off in LaLa land, trying to work through the hard memories of this time last year. That will go on and on, but I want to join in on this challenge if there is still space.

Added you to the list. I would have sent you a message if you didn't see it before the sign ups. Hugs!

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