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Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jun 30, 2017 2:39pm
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I'm carving something right now that is really pushing my limits and is making me just about loose it. I didn't think it would be this difficult and it's starting to own me. So I decided to take a break and look at my book of LTCs. It is full of beautiful little works of art. I can't even begin to tell you how much joy all these LTCs bring me. But they do. So many people refer to them as "just paper" but to me they are so much more. They are little pieces of each of you...time you have invested...little gifts... There are so many times that as I color/create each of my LTCs I bring up the list of participants and think of each participant as I create "their" card. Weird I know...maybe creepy...but it's true. So as I looked at my book today I just want to tell you that I appreciate the effort and time all of you invest in making cards. They are truly a mirror of you. :)
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 3:11pm
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They are little pieces of each of you...time you have invested...little gifts...

I agree. :^)

Thanks for this wonderful post, Linden Leaf!
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 3:42pm
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I agree that art mirrors their maker. I understand the sentiment that you think of the person that the card is for as you make it too. I feel that way about quilts. When I sew for someone, I think of the person while making the quilt. Then, when someone uses their quilt, it's like wearing a hug.

My "just paper" comments are usually for people who are struggling to fulfill a commitment due to things happening in their life. Ultimately, they are "just paper". That doesn't mean they aren't REALLY AWESOME paper.
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jun 30, 2017 4:25pm
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That's good to know, because when I join or list a tracker I choose my image from what calls to my deepest depths. A lot of times there's personal emotion or memory/experiences in my image choices.
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 1:50am
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I think most people that stick around in doing LTCs feel similarly. I do the same thing, I start to create the card, then change things based on how I think people would like it. It's been a while since I've done any, but maybe this fall, I'll make another set.
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 5:41am
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I love seeing everyone's skill levels change as they get better with each contribution! LTC's are a lot of fun!
Re: PO has me po'ed
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Reply to: #947356 by Raven
Jul 1, 2017 6:25pm
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I was going to ignore this thread and chalk it up to random-ness. But, I'm sitting here next to a package I just got today. It was mailed out back on 4/24/17.
Re: PO has me po'ed
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #947736 by Teeker
Jul 1, 2017 8:45pm
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Have you tried brand new envelopes with clear tape and printed labels? Maybe that's an experiment you can do?
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
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Reply to: #947674 by Linden Leaf
Jul 1, 2017 9:25pm
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I had one ltc that was made for a tribute to a letterboxer who had passed. It reminded me how brave she was and I actually put it on my bedside table while I recovered from a difficult surgery. Some ltc's are fun, some are cute and some are awe inspiring....something for everyone. I wish my life had room for them, but it is not in the cards right now.
Re: Alright. It's time to get sappy.
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Reply to: #947742 by storm rider
Jul 1, 2017 9:40pm
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I really enjoy your post. Thank you. <3
Re: New "Animal Silhouettes" LTC tracker
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Reply to: #947659 by Rocklun
Jul 2, 2017 10:14am
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:( One of my favorite subjects and it filled up so fast!
Re: New "Animal Silhouettes" LTC tracker
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Reply to: #947759 by Peachfaced
Jul 2, 2017 6:46pm
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I'll add you to the waiting list, if you'd like! Just let me know.
Re: New "Animal Silhouettes" LTC tracker
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Reply to: #947786 by Rocklun
Jul 2, 2017 7:20pm
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Please do!
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Reply to: #947791 by Peachfaced
Jul 3, 2017 3:07pm
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Done! :^)
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Reply to: #947826 by Rocklun
Jul 3, 2017 3:36pm
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I am going to duck out of this one so Peachfaced can join.

Thank you.
New tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jul 7, 2017 8:23am
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Okay folks, I'm hosting my first LTC swap, in anticipation of co-hosting my first LB event! Wish me luck!

If you like video games, carving for events, and making LTC's, then please join my tracker! Woo-hoo!
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?trackerId=9486
Re: New tracker
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Reply to: #948024 by Rebiccola
Jul 8, 2017 5:42am
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lol, this sounds like a fun event. will there be annoying music to follow us around while we hunt for the boxes?! will have to see if I can send a stamp with LTC's
Re: New tracker
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Reply to: #948061 by Sea Maid
Jul 8, 2017 9:10pm
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It should be a very fun event! Now I can't give away our secrets, but I do realize that music is an important element in video games. ;)
I hope you can participate in one way or another!
Stalker Qualities...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jul 25, 2017 4:22pm
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So I notice the smell of the envelopes people send me for LTCs...it must smell like you...
Re: Stalker Qualities...
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Reply to: #949062 by Linden Leaf
Jul 25, 2017 5:22pm
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Or maybe they smell like your mailman??
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Reply to: #949064 by Wise Wanderer
Jul 25, 2017 5:23pm
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They dont all smell the same.
Re: Stalker Qualities...
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Reply to: #949062 by Linden Leaf
Jul 25, 2017 5:52pm
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So I notice the smell of the envelopes people send me for LTCs...it must smell like you...

Then I guess you think I smell like the kitty litter my cats use, since they like walking all over my LTC envelopes. Or maybe you think I smell like what's buried in the kitty litter.
Re: Stalker Qualities...
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Reply to: #949062 by Linden Leaf
Jul 25, 2017 6:02pm
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Oh no- you've been sniffing bubble mailers? ...I had no idea your LTC addiction was this out of hand! You know I'm always here if you need to talk!
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Reply to: #949068 by kudichan
Jul 25, 2017 6:42pm
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https://youtu.be/zSZaR64I8z4

Superstar sniffer with bubble mailers
Re: Stalker Qualities...
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Reply to: #949067 by Rocklun
Jul 25, 2017 6:43pm
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And here l thought it was the smell of your potty mouth.
Re: Stalker Qualities...
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Reply to: #949062 by Linden Leaf
Jul 25, 2017 6:44pm
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I don't want to know what mine smell like! Lol
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Reply to: #949071 by twofreetimers
Jul 25, 2017 6:51pm
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I'll sniff it and come up with a mental image that I will tell you when we share a hotel room...
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Reply to: #949072 by Linden Leaf
Jul 25, 2017 7:44pm
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The first step is to admit you have a problem. ;)
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Reply to: #949073 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Jul 25, 2017 8:16pm
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The first step is to admit you have a problem. ;)

Are you suggesting that sniffing envelopes of LTCs to decide what the sender smells like . . . is considered a "problem"??? Doesn't everyone do that??
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Reply to: #949075 by Wise Wanderer
Jul 25, 2017 8:26pm
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Oh sweetie, we need to talk about this. ;)