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Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Feb 13, 2019 4:46pm
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https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10097

It's not full... :-( I just carved up my stamps for this tracker and you are going to miss out.

;-)
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971417 by Linden Leaf
Feb 13, 2019 5:22pm
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I am not at that level of carving, but I can imagine that this is going to be a beautiful set of cards. Hopefully the tracker will fill soon!
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971418 by RDHG
Feb 13, 2019 5:28pm
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Oh. Well I am just teasing. ;-)

But on a side note, do not like your carvings?
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971417 by Linden Leaf
Feb 13, 2019 5:29pm
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Woman, you are killing me!
Must. have. self. control...
Must. have. self. control...
Re: Sad...Linden Leaf
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971419 by Linden Leaf
Feb 13, 2019 5:44pm
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Forgive me, but I could not decipher your side note. 😉
Re: Sad...Linden Leaf
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971422 by RDHG
Feb 13, 2019 5:57pm
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Ack!! Ok. Do you like your carvings?
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971420 by The Vs
Feb 13, 2019 5:59pm
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Ooh...the V's...I'm your facebook friend. I could entice you with a photograph....muhahahaha!!
Re: Sad...Linden Leaf
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971424 by Linden Leaf
Feb 13, 2019 6:02pm
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Aah. I am pleased with some of my carvings, and I feel like a novice with others. I have no confidence carving people, and I feel like I cannot find a gouge narrow enough for some details.
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971418 by RDHG
Feb 13, 2019 6:52pm
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Honestly, I feel intimidated sometimes, but it's something in me.
Words of encouragement. ... your art should make you happy. Find your joy not in comparison to others, but something you created that means something to you. I bet they are great!
This is the most helpful, encouraging group of people. Everyone is so supportive & shares tips & techniques.
Re: Sad...Linden Leaf
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971426 by RDHG
Feb 13, 2019 7:09pm
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Oh ok. I don't know if anyone is really ever satisfied with a their details. It seems it's a natural tendency to push ourselves at times to carve more detail than some of our previous stamps. But at least you are pleased with some of your stamps. Otherwise it would be discouraging!!
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971425 by Linden Leaf
Feb 13, 2019 7:57pm
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Nope. No. Not gonna look! I always think my cards look like a kindergartner made the compared to the amazing things you all create!!
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971429 by The Vs
Feb 13, 2019 8:06pm
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Well if that's what you think(which is totally not a true interpretation)...then I will tell you that I like kindergarten artwork and would love to see it in my queens swap.
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971429 by The Vs
Feb 14, 2019 6:21am
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I know I'm late to this party but I just wanted to say that often times I feel the same as you. I join LTC trackers because I enjoy the time I spend on them even when they look like juvenile art compared to others. I've learned not to compare myself to the LTC masters and just do what brings me joy.
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971417 by Linden Leaf
Feb 14, 2019 8:19am
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OK, I will join, and will try something new (to me). Will this be a wonderful card? Oh, dear ~ no promises!
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971417 by Linden Leaf
Feb 14, 2019 10:50am
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Don't tempt me like this! You know I always enjoy your trackers! Your cards are always wonderful!

::Must stay strong..::
::Already working on cards for another tracker::
::Must stay strong::
::But this tracker is due before the other one::
::Must stay strong..::
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971446 by Only Dreaming
Feb 14, 2019 10:56am
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No. You are weak. You have no self control.
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971429 by The Vs
Feb 15, 2019 5:42am
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Mrs V - Are you kidding me? I always look forward to your cards and I am always excited to be in a swap wth you! LOOK, LOOK!!!
Re: Sad...
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971417 by Linden Leaf
Feb 16, 2019 11:47am
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Jiffy, thank you for taking the last spot! I was on the fence about doing it. But I wasn't sure if I could fit it in time.
Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Feb 17, 2019 4:38pm
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I just wanted to remind people that when you join an LTC tracker, although not necessary, a host(ess) gift is always a nice touch.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971661 by LROSEM
Feb 17, 2019 7:10pm
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I look at it as a two-way thing. The host tends to host a theme that she/he likes. And the participants join because they either like the theme or they like the hosts and would like to support that host by filling the tracker. If it wasn't for the participants there would be no host. And likewise if there was no host there would be no participants. It's kind of like what came first, the chicken or egg?

So...a participant gift is always a nice touch... ;-)
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971661 by LROSEM
Feb 17, 2019 8:22pm
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a host(ess) gift is always a nice touch

Just to clarify for anyone new-ish to LTC trackers, hostess gifts do NOT include wine, homemade cakes or pastries, vases of flowers, or the like :-) Participants sometimes include 1 or 2 LTC’s, quisps, etc. from their own stash of extras, or maybe a few extra postage stamps for the host to use on future trackers. It’s a nice gesture used to thank the host, but is always optional.
In reverse, some hosts will include an extra LTC of their own, in the participants’ envelopes when they return the tracker cards. Again, it’s optional, a nice gesture to thank the participants in your tracker.
When I first started making cards, I didn’t have a “stash” to use for gifts, so I would send a few extra postage stamps and a “thank you for hosting” note. When I have hosted, I’ve made two cards in the theme, one for my tracker card, and a second as a bonus for my participants.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971661 by LROSEM
Feb 17, 2019 11:21pm
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An example please, of what would be an appropriate gift?
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971678 by Wise Wanderer
Feb 18, 2019 6:43am
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Just to clarify for anyone new-ish to LTC trackers, hostess gifts do NOT include wine, homemade cakes or pastries, vases of flowers, or the like

I won't turn those away though. ;)
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971682 by InkTap
Feb 18, 2019 6:56am
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An example please, of what would be an appropriate gift?

More LTCs or a quisp.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971678 by Wise Wanderer
Feb 18, 2019 6:57am
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When I first started making cards, I didn’t have a “stash” to use for gifts, so I would send a few extra postage stamps and a “thank you for hosting” note.

I always send one or more extra LTCs/quisps to the host as a thank you for hosting. However, there's one frequent host who is in pretty much every swap I'm in, so I rarely have any extra cards to send her. So she gets postage. :^)
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971682 by InkTap
Feb 18, 2019 6:57am
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An example please, of what would be an appropriate gift?

Speaking for myself, I’d say small denominations... nothing larger than, say, 20s.

😎😉

Kidding aside, we always appreciate quisps or past cards, inchies ot twinchies. Not obligatory of course but a nice bonus if it happens.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971673 by Linden Leaf
Feb 18, 2019 7:24am
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I was just thinking about this and how the last couple of swaps I did with you, I sent an extra card or two, but you did not log the extras. Do you add the extras to your gifts for newbie stash? Are you not interested in logging cards that aren’t in swaps for some reason? Do you not want extras??
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971705 by hartwolfzell
Feb 18, 2019 8:03am
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Which cards? Normally I log the cards that are Hostess gifts after the swap is sorted. And I guess there are times that I don't log the cards at all? I went looking at the cards that I have in my book that are yours that I might not have logged. There's the 3D one that was given to me last year I think? And then the cat Newk card is for a swap that has yet to be sorted. Are there more? Sigh...Because I tried to keep up on logging cards and I'm sorry to have missed more!!

But to answer your questions: I love extras. I try to log cards that have been given to me. I think leaving comments on cards is important. I don't normally add gifted cards or any cards that are given/swapped to me to the Newbie stash unless for some odd reason they aren't a subject matter that enjoy. If I add cards to the Newbie stash it's normally because I have an extra one.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971710 by Linden Leaf
Feb 18, 2019 8:26am
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OK, thanks! I guess it was just those two cards. I haven't done many swaps lately. I super appreciate that you leave such thoughtful comments for each card! I love getting extras when I host. Hopefully I can host another swap again soon. Thanks!!
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971699 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 8:36am
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and gift cards are flat and light weight...just sayin. ;)