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Offline MamieV

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2016, 01:32:24 AM »
Thus will be my first exchange in the Flourished Forum.  Where do I begin, and what do I do to sign up please?

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2016, 02:50:08 PM »

I am sure she would be posting a new exchange soon!
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Thanks for the clarification @Inked botanicals. Waiting for the signups.

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2016, 03:47:08 PM »
@MamieV, when it comes time for the sign-ups, Erica will post here in the Forum.  She does a very good job of making it noticeable, so if you visit the forum regularly, you will see it!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2016, 07:54:35 PM »
I had the same question as @MamieV. I was afraid I was too late.
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2016, 09:36:48 AM »
I am really champing at the bit to sign up for the Halloween exchange! (my first ever!) Been on every day checking to see if sign ups are open... Bought myself some super cool spooky stamps months ago lol (stamp nerd alert) and am just dying to use them... ;-)

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2016, 11:58:40 AM »
Yes, we fell a bit behind with exchanges this year. I think it is safe to say summer is just too busy for calligraphers! Rather than have a low number or worse, people bail out like they did in previous exchanges, I decided to hold off.

We will be starting the Halloween sign ups momentarily. I will push the Color Palette and Catch a Wave exchanges to next year's calendar. Once we pass Halloween, the holiday exchange starts up and people get busy so there isn't any time for another.

So stay tuned!  :)

P.S. Love your enthusiasm @claire lander;D
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2016, 06:21:51 AM »
Yay! Thank you @Erica
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2016, 02:19:13 PM »
Wooop, yay, thank you Erica :-) x
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2016, 03:40:22 PM »
I did the love letter exhange I think last year?!   I never even knew if anyone received my "love letter."  I'm not on the forum often enough, but would love to know if my love letters made it.   I shared my love letter treasures with a picture after I got them.  It's nice to share as we put so much thought and effort into these:)

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2016, 09:34:42 AM »
Hi @jafix ! I was on your list for Love letter exchange 2016!
I received all the letter (on time! super team! ) and yours was super lovely!
I really enjoyed the wonderful spencerian addressing, it was the first time that I get something in that style, real appreciated!
I'm afraid of mine was quite messed up and not that nice  :-[

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2016, 02:48:32 PM »
Katerina - Thanks!  Good to hear, much appreciated!

I saved all the letters and will go back and look for yours.  I know I loved them all!

All the best!

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 12:29:54 AM »
Hi, I'm a newbie, this is my first challenge. I'm really happy that can join! :) But I'm still a little bit lost.
Do you have any preference about what kind of paper should I be using, the content itself, and any preparations should be done?
Thanks  :D :D

Cheers,
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 04:58:28 AM »
Hi @inggridkoe,

Ditto. But as Star and Erica mentioned, don't kill yourself worrying. Enjoy the process. To start with, you can get lots of references on google. And surely you will come up with some theme of yours. Content you will also find on net. Paper you can choose according to the theme you decide. Keep it scary :D and these are some links for 2014 http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5089.0 & 2015 http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=5090.0

Hope this would help you in some way. Other senior members will anyways share their thoughts.

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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 06:22:57 AM »
Do not worry that much @inggridkoe the only mandatory thing is calligraphy (but that why we all are here!) and be related to the theme (halloween now). Paper choice, contents, color, decoration, etc are entirely up to you! Enjoy that process! Last year I went for a vintage look, with ivory torn paper, walnut ink and wax seal and made up an old magical letter and a spell from a which. But I also received lots of black, orange, pumpkins, black cats, spiders... The only expectation for these exchanges is getting pretty (or scary in this case!) mail!  ;D
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Re: Flourish Forum Exchanges 2016
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2016, 07:03:27 AM »
Thank you @ash0kgiri and @Inked botanicals for the references, it would help me  ;)
Let's face the upcoming Halloween!
Cheers.