Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swaps At Sea

I mentioned swapping.  It went on all over.  We swapped at the hotel, we swapped at the welcome reception, we swapped in class, at dinner, just about everywhere.
Actually some of my fondest moments were about the encounters I had with people who were not a part of our group, who knew nothing about ATCs, but who were fascinated and happy to receive mine.  From the woman in the gift shop who sold me a lipstick, to my waiter, a bartender, a cop from L.A. and two brothers from San Francisco, my ATCs of the Statue of Liberty hoisting a martini and wearing a sombrero are now all over the world.  Cool!
I don't know how they found the time, but even Tim,  Wendy, and Mario made enough cards to swap with everyone.  Here's Tim's:  (Remember, you can click on each photo to get a closer look.)

And Wendy's:


Marios's cracked me up.  Since he was in charge of all the packing and shipping of supplies, he did an ATC of the shipping label he used:


Here are some of my favorites:




























Now, I really loved them all, but this one that I received from Sherry just tickled me so much I have to give it a place of honor:


My next post will get into our classes and the fabulous projects we did.  Til then.....

13 comments:

Elena said...

What wonderful cards!! I LOVED the last one!!! It is SOOOOOOOO inspiring! LOL!!

Hugs.

Elena

lee said...

I spotted an Aussie one among them!
All fabulousd and what great momentos of a great time!
More more..........
Lee

bloubell said...

What a great trip, looks like you had a blast. Sooooo many cards and I love the last one too. Can't wait to hear more. Looks like you wert with a celebrity( in our world ) Tim is a celebrity.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

You did a wonderful job recapturing the fun of trading the ACT's! It was a blast, wasn't it?

Penny Duncan Creations said...

ROFL....Love that one too!!! I know you're enjoying ALL those ATC's!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Love all of your photos - of the cruise & the ATC's! Everyone's blogs are so great - what fun sharing our memories.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOW what a FABULOUS ATC collection!! Thanks for sharing!!

craftyM said...

My goodness.... how many ATC's did you make for swaps before you went?

So many neat ATC's!!Thanks for sharing! Marita

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hey Eileen - what a sweetie you are to give the atc I traded with you a place of honor! I have to say that your "Lady Liberty" was a favorite of MINE as WELL *smiles*.

Patzee said...

These ATCs are so cool--lots of variety and creativity. Thanks so much for giving us a taste of paradise. (Love that you had an opportunity to spread the joy of ATCs with non-crafters!)

Sarah said...

What fun seeing the ATCs you received since there were so many different ones swapped! Great post, Eileen!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

what a nice collection of ATC's ! A great source of inspiration.

If I see this I want to swap too...:)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Eileen!!! Look at all those ATC's!!!!! What a wonderful treat :) Thanks for sharing them all with us!