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Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« on: January 09, 2016, 01:27:32 AM »
This year's exchanges are going to be AWESOME! This is a general overview of the Exchanges for the year. Each exchange will have a separate post announcing the opening for sign ups. This is a heads up of what is to come and explains each exchange. A list of the exchanges and dates is attached for download.

Love Letters Share your favorite quote about love, a valentine, or a love letter in honor of Saint Valentine
Count Me In All about Numbers
The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees  Botanical & Insect: flowers, trees, leaves, dragonflies, butterflies, birds, etc.
Flight of the Feathers Draw one, include one, paint one, calligraph one, write with one!
Color Palette Warms | Cools | Pastels | Bolds each group will be assigned a color
Catch a Wave Ocean, Sea, River, Lake and all the accessories: mermaids, fish, sailboats, anchors, or pirates Show us what you love about the water
Halloween | Day of the Dead Spooky or Fun, a hit with everyone!
Holiday | Winter - Share your season's greetings or new year's wishes

ADVANCED EXCHANGES

There will be 3 advanced exchanges this year. While you do not have to be an advanced calligrapher, these topics require a bit more design and/or time to execute. Please feel free to join in even if you don't consider yourself an expert but want to try your hand at a more advanced challenge.

Dear Diary Share your favorite literary passage from a famous diary, letter, or monologue. Or write your own!
North, South, East, West Real, imaginary, or literary maps
Yummy Yum Yum Share your favorite recipe, 5x7 size

The sign up period for each exchange averages about 2 weeks and the turn around time from sign up deadline to post mark deadline is roughly three weeks for each exchange. The Advanced Exchanges are much longer and have allow approximately 2 months to complete.

The only requirements are:

1. Although the exchanges do not have to be handmade, some kind of calligraphy should be used on either the inside or envelope.
2. You will send an exchange to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your exchange after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline. No late sign ups. (No early sign ups either. You can only sign up for the current open sign up.)
7. HAVE FUN!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2017, 12:18:31 AM by Erica McPhee »
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 03:26:10 AM »
Ooooooh, It's a very good list this year!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 05:06:48 AM »
Love the list! So excited!
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 09:56:49 AM »
I'm sooo excited! These are great themes! Thanks Erica  ;D
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 12:11:44 PM »
Oh I am so excited! There are so many exchanges I'm looking forward to.
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 08:08:00 PM »
Awesome list!!! So excited for this year exchanges! Love them all!
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 08:13:45 PM »
These look awesome, Erica!!! I can't wait to jump in the fun :)

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 09:14:33 PM »
I'm looking forward to participating in my first exchange this year. What fun!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2016, 05:07:29 AM »
Oooohhh what an interesting lineup! Can't wait for the color palette one!!!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 06:50:21 AM »
I am super excited about the dear diary and yummy yum yum ones!
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 10:57:36 AM »
So excited about this list, it looks so fun!! (But so nervous to participate in my first exchange!!)
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 02:26:04 PM »
I can Hardly WAIT to be involved this year!!! Fabulous List For SURE!!! Super Excited!!!!!!  :) :) :)

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 09:58:27 AM »
This will be my first exchange AAAAHHHHHHHH!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 04:15:49 AM »
Wow! Love the list! Can't wait to sign up and see what postage stamps I'll be using, the USPS has some pretty ones coming out this year! Stamp nerd alert  ;D

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 10:28:31 PM »
My first exchange! so Excited!! :P
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