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Sharing and Caring Exchanges => Completed/Past Exchanges => Topic started by: Erica McPhee on July 14, 2017, 07:00:39 PM

Title: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Erica McPhee on July 14, 2017, 07:00:39 PM
I just can't wait until October for another exchange! Who's with me?! I was inspired by the cute new pet stamps at the US Post Office and thought it would be a great theme. So ... announcing the Precious Pet Exchange 2017! Whether it be your ode to your puppy, your ink tracking cat, or your color changing reptile ... let's see some calligraphy about the lovable creature you call your pet!

Sign ups are now closed.


Postmark Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2017

PLEASE, Please, please do NOT sign up for an exchange if you cannot honor your commitment. I know things happen we can't control but it is not fair to those who spend the time to create and mail their exchanges to not receive them back.

As always, the following guidelines apply:

1. Although the cards do not have to be individually handmade, some kind of calligraphy should be used.
2. You will send a card 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 cards 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.
7. You may want to take a photograph of your finished envelopes prior to mailing.
8. HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: passionforwriting on July 14, 2017, 09:15:38 PM
Woohoo, I'm SO excited about this one! I have 3 mini dachshunds and already have a doxie mailer in mind. I agree, I can't wait til the Fall. I love these exchanges! Thanks Erica!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: AnasaziWrites on July 14, 2017, 10:28:14 PM
I'm so in. Yes.
Beware the nose.
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Elizgadus59 on July 15, 2017, 01:48:03 AM
Yes, I am In....So glad to be a part! - Eliz
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Moya on July 15, 2017, 11:20:35 AM
I'm in!  I've taken a break from exchanges while life got busy ... but I adopted a kitten in June and oh my GOD he's SO CUTE, I absolutely have to share!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Bianca M on July 17, 2017, 12:19:14 PM
Moya, your kitten is SO cute.

Time for me to jump back on the exchange train!  Great idea, Erica!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Inked botanicals on July 18, 2017, 05:24:00 AM
yeeeesssss!!!

I NEED a new exchange!!

At the moment I do not have any pets, but I have had some in my life. And my sister has two cutie cats. I hope memorials and furry nieces are welcome too!!!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Inkysloth on July 27, 2017, 11:53:00 AM
I'm in!

I'm glad you posted this, each time I remembered to checked in over the last few months I've just missed an exchange date >_<

*gets doodling*
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Erica McPhee on August 06, 2017, 12:08:56 AM
The lists have been emailed. Please let me know ASAP if you think you signed up but did not receive an email. Thanks! I hope you will post a photo of your exchange so we can all see!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Inkysloth on August 25, 2017, 06:06:22 PM
Hi List 2!

I've let time get away with me so will be posting a bit late... sorry for this.

Best wishes

Robin
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on August 30, 2017, 08:26:44 AM
@Inkysloth

Easily done  ;D Especially with the nice weather. I posted mine this morning, so I'm a bit late too. Sorry, List 2!!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: ChristenAllocco on August 30, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
@Inkysloth @Scarlet Blue you should receive yours soon! I sent them sometime last week, so hopefully it will arrive soon! Can't wait to see what I receive from you both :).
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on August 31, 2017, 05:58:18 AM
I made some peculiar 'design' decisions with mine.... I think it's because I'm a lady of a certain age. Yes, I seem to have gone colour blind...as well as simply blind  ;D
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 02, 2017, 08:02:54 AM
List 2

Many thanks to @Inkysloth @ChristenAllocco and @Natalie419 !! Your cards have arrived safely! All gorgeous!! Kind of stunned that Natalie's was post marked 28th August and it's here already!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Natalie419 on September 02, 2017, 03:37:52 PM
@Scarlet Blue That is fairly amazing! I was expecting it to take at least ten days!   :)
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 02, 2017, 03:42:05 PM
Hopefully you'll get mine within 2 weeks... I don't think it's going to be as quick! Thank you! So good to do an exchange again  :)
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Natalie419 on September 04, 2017, 07:18:08 PM
@Scarlet Blue I'll let you know when it arrives.:)
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: ChristenAllocco on September 05, 2017, 12:08:12 PM
@Scarlet Blue That is fairly amazing! I was expecting it to take at least ten days!   :)

I received Natalie's too! If only I could get Italian Hand mail every day....sigh... just beautiful!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 06, 2017, 08:31:59 AM
Yay! I've received a lovely pet portrait card from @eawilliamson17 Thank you so much Liz! And I hope you are safe from the storm?
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Natalie419 on September 08, 2017, 07:36:58 PM
Today I had beautiful letters  in my mailbox from @Scarlet Blue , @Inkysloth and @tinytyper.
Have also received lovely mail from @sheila247, @ChristenAllocco and @eawilliamson17 this week.

What a creative group of artists/calligraphers! You all are so inspiring! :)
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 09, 2017, 03:05:52 AM
Yay, pleased mine are getting through.... and I have received one from Thary Chhom, too! Thank you!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 11, 2017, 09:46:32 AM
Thank you Sheila @sheila247 Your card, and highly appropriate quote ;D has arrived safely!
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: sheila247 on September 15, 2017, 09:39:31 AM
So glad you liked it.    I received yours - what a precious puppy.  (All dogs are puppies - but not all cats are kittens)   
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: eawilliamson17 on September 19, 2017, 03:56:51 PM
@sheila247 @Scarlet Blue @Natalie419 @ChristenAllocco @Inkysloth @TinyTyper

I received all of your lovely mail, thank you so much. It's been a pleasure! @Scarlet Blue Thanks for your concern about my wellbeing during Irma. Luckily, my area wasn't hit too hard and we weren't without power for very long at all! My husband and I happened to be in Chicago for a wedding and ended up having a slightly extended vacation. Hope to exchange with you all again in the future! <3  :-* ;D
Title: Re: Precious Pet Exchange 2017!
Post by: Scarlet Blue on September 19, 2017, 05:33:53 PM
@eawilliamson17 I'm so pleased it arrived, and pleased you are safe! I really enjoyed this exchange - for sending and receiving  :)