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Little Cards: December

17 Jan

As soon as I have all of the Little Cards per January’s Legendary theme, I have a slightly different way I’m planning to blog about the ATCs I receive on this adventure. The cards from the Clothing/Accessories theme from last month, though, are still from last year so I’m not changing things up like they’ve gone out of style quite yet, haha.

Vikki recently suggested that we should do this fashion-friendly swap, by the way, and in December we were 2 of the 5 people who participated in it. These were the 5 ATCs I personally acquired:

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My contribution, for the record, is the one that says “Get your merry on,” and Vikki’s is the purple one on the top left! In hindsight my ugly sweater might have been too odd of an idea compared to some of the others, but overall the cards are all fun in their own ways– I still can’t believe Heleen knit teeny tiny sweaters!

I’d just like to take a moment, by the way, to thank the members who have been as reliable as a favorite sweater over the past couple years. I thought my recent post drummed up some new interest, but it wound up being as frustrating for me as it was fleeting for them. Their loss, right?

I, for one, love all of the Little Cards I have received on this adventure, and I know the ones to come this year will be loved a lot, too.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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A Little Interested in Little Cards?

21 Dec

If you like making ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), or have been wanting to give them a try, why not make joining ATCs: Little Cards on Big Adventures one of your resolutions? 😉

A little taste of each of our active members’ work.

If you are, in fact, a little interested in Little Cards, here is what you need to know as we move into 2018:

-To participate, you must be a member of our Facebook group.

-On the first day of each month, I will post a theme. I do this as an event that only members are invited to.

-If you’re interested in making ATCS per the respective theme, you have a 48-hour window to click that you’re attending the event. This isn’t an in-person event, for the record, but an online one.

-If you don’t care for a certain theme, or there are months you just don’t have the time to make anything, you’re under no obligation to participate. Close out the event window and that’ll be that!

-When the sign up period is over, the number of people attending the event is the number of ATCs each participant will make. For example, the 5 of us who signed up for the current Clothing/Accessories theme are each making 5 ATCs.

-ATCs are 3.5 x 2.5 inches. We don’t require your cards to be identical each month, but we do want them to be of similar quality to keep things fair.

-Once your ATCs are made, they are all to be sent to me so I have them by the end of each month. My address will be available via the events.

-As soon as I receive all of the batches, I make sets so each person will receive an ATC from all of the participants, including one of their own.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t always get all of the batches by the end of the month, so please be patient. I will continue to send the sets as soon as possible!

And in case you’re wondering, the most ATCs we make per theme is usually around 7. The record is 12, but that was a long time ago and has since become a fluke.

Well, I think that is everything, but if you have any questions, you’re more than welcome to ask. Here is the link one more time for our Facebook headquarters. Hope to see you in there in the New Year, and to maybe find your Little Cards among the others in rotation.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Little Cards: November

19 Dec

Last time here on Sincerely Kate, I shared with you the mail I received during the first chunk of December, and now it’s time to share November’s Little Cards as the last two batches were among everything.

November’s theme? Woodland Critters!

I might not be one for hunting, but it’s hard to think about November without thinking of animals like deer and squirrels considering how many we’ve seen from our windows. This set did these woodland critters justice, and was even cuter than I expected it to be. Despite everything being so different from one ATC to the next, the 7 cards really came together–so much so I think I’ll have to feature more animals in future themes. For now, though, there are 5 of us participating in the Clothing/Accessories theme for December. When I had the members suggest themes for October, Vikki nominated it, and I think we’re both hoping that set will do her suggestion justice, too.

Tune in next time for even more details about Little Cards on Big Adventures. A new year is a great time for some new blood after all! 😉

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Little Cards: October

10 Nov

It was in October of 2015 that I started the adventure that is Little Cards— a group where monthly themes are announced for willing participants to make ATCs for. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since our first two themes, Orange and Halloween Movies, but the proof is in the 331 ATCs I personally have acquired.

In honor of the 2nd anniversary, I decided to let the members of our Facebook group have a say in what October’s theme should be using the following steps:

  • Step 1: Provide each member with the chance to nominate a theme
  • Step 2: Choose my three favorites from the nominees and create a poll
  • Step 3: Using the poll, let them vote for the ultimate winner

I’d just like to add quick that I’ll be using all of the nominations at some point, so no one participated in this process in vain 🙂

Anyway, it was no surprise when a third of the members, myself included, thought that Ashley’s Tricks &/or Treats theme was a great choice for October. 6 of us then participated in said theme, resulting in these 6 ATCs– the “I got a rock” one was my contribution, hehe:

I’d like to thank Ashley for nominating such a fun theme, and all the members who have made this group what it is over the past two years (especially Jenn, my former cohost). 7 of us are now participating in my Woodland Critters theme. I look forward to sharing that leg of our adventure with you, and the whole next year, too.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Little Cards: September

18 Oct

Admittedly this post is more of a whimper than a bang. Whether there were three ATCs featuring the American Horror Story theme or 30, though, I still wanted to show you this set now that I have all of the components! If you’re not familiar with American Horror Story, it is an anthology series where each season features a different horror story. I made the card on the left in honor of season 3, Coven; Sarah made the right one utilizing a quote from season 5, Hotel; and Jenn made the middle one for the current season, Cult!

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6 of my fellow adventurers and I are now working on Little Cards featuring Tricks and/or Treats per Ashley’s October-friendly suggestion. I only have two batches so far, but I’m looking forward to the others and being able to share them all with you– bang or otherwise 😉

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Little Cards: August

10 Sep

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I recently received all of these ATCs per August’s Adventures:

Fairs and Festivals:

Disney Sidekicks:

The bad news? August was Jenn’s last month being my cohost via Little Cards on Big Adventures. She still has every intention of participating in my swaps, like the American Horror Story one currently in progress, but the more time she spends off of Facebook, the more sense it made for her to step down. Eventually I may recruit someone to host a second swap each month, but for now we’ll just have my monthly one as we all find our footing on this leg of our adventure.

And it is because of this adjustment period that now is a good time to join us on this trip if you enjoy making ATCs! In our Facebook group, I’m encouraging each member to nominate what theme they’d like to do in October, and putting my favorites to a vote when the month gets closer. Every vote counts– even yours *wink, wink; nudge nudge*

Well, whether you join Little Cards on Big Adventures, or just join me here next time, take care and stay lovely!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Little Cards: June and July

21 Aug

A silly little fact? I actually had all of July’s Little Cards before I had all of them from June. Granted, last month we solely revisited the Summer Blockbusters theme, and there were only three of us who participated, but still 😉 I imagine I would have actually gotten both month’s Little Cards around the same time had someone’s Wizard of Oz ones not gotten lost somewhere over the rainbow or something, but new ATCs were made, and so now this blog post has been made!

June:

Summer:

The Wizard of Oz:

July:

Summer Blockbusters:

With any luck it won’t be another two months before I have 4 Fair & Festival and 6 Disney Sidekicks cards to show you, but just like the Wizard of Oz set– and happy mail in general, better late than never!

Ciao for now!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~