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A Rose For Norway ATC EDITED!

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A Rose For Norway ATC EDITED!
Swap Coordinator:RenVonH (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:75
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 8, 2011
Date items must be sent by:August 22, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Every major city here in Norway is covered with roses today, after the rose parades held last night, to show respect, support and love to everyone who has been touched by this enormous tragedy in our very small country which took place July 22nd 2011.

This inspired me to make a Rose ATC, which again inspired me to create this swap. Make a pretty ATC with a rose, or several roses on it, and send it to your partner. One partner - One ATC.

Measures are as always 2.5" x 3.5", use sturdy cardstock and please make something with are proud to send out!

Newbees welcome! Flakers not welcome!

EDIT: This comment posted at the swap made me think a little: jj9jj 07/26/2011 # [delete] It is heartbreaking to hear every day about what your country is dealing with. I would love to send you another 1 or 2 Rose ATCs to give to someone there who would be cheered up by it. Would you mind posting your address in the swap so we can send you extras?

If anyone wants to make an extra ATC or two, please feel free to send them directly to me: Renate Harligen * Kapellveien 53 * N-1555 Son * Norway. It would be AMAZING if we could get one card for each victim, which will be passed on. Please tell your swap-friends and spread the word! Thank you!!!!!


pynart2 07/26/2011 #

What a wonderful thing to do.

jj9jj 07/26/2011 #

It is heartbreaking to hear every day about what your country is dealing with. I would love to send you another 1 or 2 Rose ATCs to give to someone there who would be cheered up by it. Would you mind posting your address in the swap so we can send you extras?

RenVonH 07/26/2011 #

Thank you so much for wanting to be part of this! One of my closest friends had her daughter at Utoya, hearing her story from what she experienced out there is so heartbreaking there are no words. But like the rest of Norway, also she is getting through this, fighting hate with love. My address is: Renate Harligen Kapellveien 53 N-1555 Son Norway Thank you SO much to jj9jj, and anyone else who wants to share some extra cards. They will be passed out to people who will be very gratefull! :o)

Garrent 07/26/2011 #

I would be honored to make extras as well, Renate. Thanks jj9jj for the idea that I'm sure will be passed on.

elidjellat 07/27/2011 #

great idea, i will make an extra one we are all saddened by this trajedy, all over the world.

cherrybombgirl 07/27/2011 #

Excellent idea. Count me in for extras as well.

mysticalmistyful 07/27/2011 #

i am not joining this swap but i am going to send some rose atc's directly to you.

lukeyduke 07/27/2011 #

I am sending what I can make directly to Norway. I don't believe a swap is needed

Bluebird1981 07/27/2011 #

I will make an extra ATC for you AND I started another project to get a slide-show of roses for the vitims. You can read it here: http://teachermotherandwife.blogspot.com/2011/07/artistic-roses-for-norway-please.html please scan your ATC's and post them in the flickr group (you can read in the post) so I can make an awesome slide-show with artistic roses for Norway to post on YouTube!

salex 07/27/2011 #

If we send you enough extras would you be able to get them to the families for us? I don't know how big the town is, but it would be nice if the families who suffered a loss could rach have one of our roses.

AynE 07/30/2011 #

this is making me cry. I will sign up and send an extra ATC. Hugs and prayers from Alaska to Norway.

LizzyJo 07/30/2011 #

It's making me cry, too. Not joining the swap, but will send some rose ATCs to you.

RenVonH 07/30/2011 #

I've been crying for 8 days, crying for all the wonderfull children who was ripped away from us, crying for all the families who lost their loved ones, I've even cried for the lost soul of the man who in his insanety did this. Now I am crying because I am so tuched by all you generous swappers here at swap-bot. Thank you SO VERY much to you all! :o) :o) :o)

mandymo 07/31/2011 #

I will send some extras too. What a wonderful idea.

Aussiemate 07/31/2011 #

I haven't made an ATC before, so won't join in this swap but commend your lovely thought and really hope you reach the target number of "spare"cards. Best wishes to all who join in this one.

ladeiraven 07/31/2011 #

Count me in. I will make as many as I can before the send deadline. I would love to brighten someone's day.

ladeiraven 07/31/2011 #

I should include so that when I send to my partner I can send you the other ATC's.

RenVonH 07/31/2011 #

Thank you SO much ladeiraven!!! I am very gratefull!!! :o) :o) :o)

clebeans 08/ 1/2011 #

I'm in and will do my best to add more for those who have lost dear ones in this sad tragedy.

clebeans 08/ 1/2011 #

@http //www.swap-bot.com/user:Aussiemate, I was in that boat when I made my first one so I looked up on the internet how to make them. So if you feel confident after looking it up don't be afraid to give it a go. ATC's are the crafters on unique work of art.

cherrybombgirl 08/ 1/2011 #

My BF and my daughter each made two to send, along with my two "extras", so there's six more!

cherrybombgirl 08/ 1/2011 #

Aussiemate, if you feel up to it, I'm sure they are not expecting professional work, if there is such a thing. My own ATCs are at a sophomore level at best. It's the meaning and love behind the cards that matters most.

papercaper 08/ 1/2011 #

@Aussiemate , I'm a fellow Aussie who has never made an ATC before. I am making my first ATCs for this swap, because wild horses couldn't drag me away from sending some extras to Norway. (I'm planning to make 10 extras....) Don't let the brumbies stop you either! Empathy and heart are so much more valuable than 'talent' or skill, so have a go. :)

If it's any help to you, or any other metric folk, 2.5 x 3.5" = 6.4 x 8.9cm.

Thank you very much, @RenVonH for giving us an opportunity to express and share our feelings, and to lend whatever small amount of support we can. xx

RenVonH 08/ 1/2011 #

This is beyond anything I ever hoped for! I know I'm just repeating myself, but I just can't find the words. So thank you again for all your enormous generosety!!! <3 :o)

ladeiraven 08/ 1/2011 #

My granddaughters each want to make one to send to you. Will that be okay?

trekaroo 08/ 1/2011 #

I have made several ATC cards for Renate but I am having trouble with her address. Is her last name Harligen and for the second line of the address is it Kapellvien 53 N-1555 and is the name of the town Son?????

RenVonH 08/ 1/2011 #

@trekaroo : LOL!!!! Yes the name of my hometown is SON! :o) We do have some strange names on our towns here in Norway. Did you know you can also visit Hell here? ;o) My name is RENATE HARLIGEN Street adress: KAPELLVEIEN 53 Zip : N-1555 Town : SON Country : NORWAY @ladeiraven : Of course it is okay! PLEASE thank them SO much from me!!!! :o)

trekaroo 08/ 1/2011 #

Thank you RonVonH. I will try and get them out sometime this week. God bless Norway.

fairyduster53 08/ 1/2011 #

you know, change in the world begins one person at a time..It begins with me and how I treat people. Thank you Renate, for allowing us to do something! At times like these we feel helpless, but a kind heart and hand goes a long way. Blessing and prayers to all of you in Norway. Smiles, Beth

janeblogs 08/ 2/2011 #

I've made one for the swap and one for you Renate, and I'm hoping to make a few more for you before the mailout date (health permitting). Thank you for giving us all this chance to share our love with those who are suffering in Norway. My heart goes out to everyone there. :)

Izzycat 08/ 2/2011 #

I'm not joining the swap either as I am at my limit for signed up swaps, but will send some cards along to you Renate to pass on. What a loving idea. Love to you and everyone there at this time and always.

inthewild 08/ 2/2011 #

My daughter and grandson from Cape Town are visiting for a few days since we're having a 4-day long weekend; she's an artist and I'm sure she'll also make a few too that we shall forward Renate, You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

RenVonH 08/ 2/2011 #

The first cards arrived today! :o) Huge thanks to Anita and Cathrine!!!! Also a huge thanks to all you others who wants to make cards for this!!!! :o) :o) :o)

flowerimpressions 08/ 2/2011 #

RenVonH , I was highly touched with this swap . I am a member of the World Wide Pressed Fower Guild.org and Blogging group for Peace . for these 2 reasons I could not pass up looking at this swap. The comments caring and sharing has been SO SO touching , I felt I needed to sign up too. But after reading BLUEBIRD1981 saying "started another project to get a slide-show of roses for the vitims. You can read it here: http://teachermotherandwife.blogspot.com/2011/07/artistic-roses-for-norway-please.html please scan your ATC's and post them in the flickr group (you can read in the post) so I can make an awesome slide-show with artistic roses for Norway to post on YouTube!" WELL I had to do something too. I am going to post a Rose picture that I named "Let there be Peace" to the flickr site and blog about this all tomorrow . May I add your address to the blog for more ATC's and cards ?

RenVonH 08/ 2/2011 #

@flowerimpressions : Thank you so vey much for taking part in this! Of course you can post my address on your blog, I would be honored if you did! Again thank you! :o) :o) :o)

flowerimpressions 08/ 2/2011 #

Thank You Renate ,when I get it finished I will add a link here too , peace

Magickspirit51 08/ 2/2011 #

@RenVonH I amso sorry for the tragedy your country is undergoing right now. I have made three extra Rose's I will send directly to you. I do hope all the Roses helps restore some beauty in these family's lives.

Magickspirit51 08/ 3/2011 #

@RenVonH I actually have made four ATC's in all. The fourth one I felt appropriate to all of this. It is a Dove flying through the clouds holding a Rose that it is taking to Norway. The Dove is the Universal sign of Peace. I hope everyone will like what I have done and it brings peace to them as well.

RenVonH 08/ 3/2011 #

@Magickspirit51 : Thank you so very much for taking part in this! Your dove and rose ATC sounds lovely! I am just so humble and gratefull that so many of you want to send extra ATC's for this!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!!! :o) :o) :o) :o) :o)

Magickspirit51 08/ 3/2011 #

@RenVonH Thanks, I have mailed them this morning.

flowerimpressions 08/ 3/2011 #

Hi all , i just posted my blog about this , Peace http://flowersbyterica.blogspot.com/2011/08/92-of-my-reasons-i-blog4peace-roses-for.html

Magickspirit51 08/ 3/2011 #

I will definitely have to read it @flowerimpressions

Snoskimouse 08/ 4/2011 #

@RenVonH I haven't joined this swap but yesterday I sent out 3 rose ATCs off for you to pass on. Hope they get there soon :D

ladeiraven 08/ 4/2011 #

Hi Renate; I just wanted you to know that I mailed my cards today. When I was making them I was thinking of how wonderful you are for doing this swap. How you are a very caring person. So in the envelope with the cards I made, I have included an ATC card for you to keep for yourself. I wanted to show how much I (all of us) really appreciate what you are doing and allowing us to be a part of it. Also I have included a card made by my grand -daughter who has also written a short note to the family who will get her card and she asked me if it was okay, and would the be able to get the note. I told her I would ask you.

RenVonH 08/ 4/2011 #

@Snoskimouse : Thank you SO VERY much hun!!! :o) @ladeiraven : Your words are so heartwarming and moves me to tears, but I really can't take full credit for this, it was jj9jj who gave me the idea to start a collection like this. OF COURSE it is okay that your grand-daughter want to include a note!!! Please thank her so very much from me!!! :o)

RenVonH 08/ 6/2011 #

A big warm thank you to Aubrey and Sami! Your beautifull cards arrived safely today! Thank you so much for being so generous!!! This is very heartwarming! :o)

Magickspirit51 08/ 7/2011 #

Renate- This tragedy has been on my mind so much that a poem has come to my mind I want to share, it's called, Take a Moment:

Take a minute to realize who you are, Where you are.

Take a moment to appreciate the found moments in your life.

Take a second to be kind or unwind, with who or whatever means the most to you.

They are there-then they are not.

Take A Moment.

By Rose Self/Created 8/3/11

ChelseaLake 08/ 8/2011 #

Still thinking about everyone. Warm wishes and big hugs to Norway from Indiana, US.

RenVonH 08/ 8/2011 #

@Magickspirit51 : What a beautifull poem!!!! :o) Thank you so much! I can't belive you took your time to write us a poem! That is just amazing! Thank you again! :o) :o) :o) @ChelseaLake : Thank you so much! All your support means so very much to us all!!!

A huge and heartwarm thanks to JOANN and SAL!!!! Your beautifull cards arrived today! You are all amazing!!! Thank you again!!! :o) :o) :o)

inthewild 08/ 9/2011 #

ATC's and messages from our family in the mail Renate; I hope my envelope arrives there soon. Best wishes from Garden Route,South Africa.

RenVonH 08/10/2011 #

@inthewild : Thank you so very much!!!! I can't belive you follow us here in little Norway as far away as South Africa!

Here is a link to a picture of the cards I've gotten so far: http://pinglemor.blogspot.com/2011/08/roses-for-norway.html

RenVonH 08/18/2011 #

I don't know if anyone is in on this one anymore, but I just have to say I am stunned by all the spectacular cards you have made and sent. It is just unbelivable!!!!! It takes a lot to shut me up, but right now I don't know what to say.... You are all angels! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!!!!!! Pictures of all the fantastic cards can be seen here: http://pinglemor.blogspot.com/2011/08/roses-for-norway.html

Gofeen 08/19/2011 #

Mine are on their way now.

PJ 08/21/2011 #

Hi Renate, mine are just going in the mail tomorrow . . . coming from Canada! Thinking of all of you in Norway still!

cottonthistle 08/22/2011 #

Renate - there are 2 extra in the mail to you.

Lizardbeth 08/22/2011 #

I sent something a little bit bigger than an ATC to the Norway address, I hope that's ok. :)

flowerimpressions 08/23/2011 #

Hello dear friends just wanted to let you know I did get the ATC's sent off yesterday from the PO . but forgot to sign off here. I did blog about this too yesterday so go by and check http://blogging-4peace.blogspot.com/2011/08/73100-reasons-i-blog4peace-roses-for.html

Carolgirl 09/ 9/2011 #

I keep getting e-mails sayijg I did not send, and I did! How do I fix this???

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