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LuAnnP

LuAnnP
Date Joined: July 1, 2020
Last Online: February 26, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I think of myself as an ATC artist. After painting with acrylics for about a year, I started wondering what to DO with all those paintings. Attempting to sell my art would remove all the joy. When I discovered ATCs I felt that I had found my niche.

I'm a retired grandmother of six, living in the state of Kansas, USA. My husband golfs. I make art. Life is good.

Media

I work in all media and I love to try new techniques.

My most original-looking work right now is alcohol marker on Yupo. I think my AI/Y cards have a distinctive look.

Likes

I like ATCs that have something unique, original, or different.

I like to receive an ATC that is done with the sender's "signature look." If mixed media is something you do really well and you are proud of your work, that's the kind of card I like to receive.

But I also like to receive an ATC in which the artist is trying something new. Tell me what you did and didn't like about the new medium or technique.

I like "background information." I love it when the artist puts extra information on the back, such as what media was used and/or what inspired the card.

I LOVE reading profiles before I make an ATCs for a swap. It is really nice to know what colors and subject appeal to someone before making the ATC.

Some topics that have their own "special pages" in my ATC album: * cats * cows * owls * toads and frogs * dragons * bees * castles * word play or puns

I like just about ANY color scheme, from subtle subdued colors to vibrant colors. I'm not really attracted to "bling," but I have received a few fun bling cards so it that is your thing, great! When asked my favorite color, I usually answer that it depends on what day it is! Blue. Green. Purple. It changes.

Dislikes

"Fan Art" does not really appeal to me. I'd rather see an amateurish original image than a perfectly-rendered COPY of a character designed by someone else.

HOWEVER.... if someone is really into a character and it fits the swap, I will draw a licensed character. (I recently had a lot of fun drawing Hell Boy!)

I love animals, but I do not usually like to do pet-portraits.

HOWEVER....... I have been inspired by photos, and when a pet is really cute.... it is fun to draw something special to surprise some one!

Why did I Join Swap-bot?

I joined Swap-bot in July 2020, when I saw a "Halloween in July" swap announced on the "ATC Artist Trading Cards" Facebook Group board. Since I dearly love Halloween, I thought I would give Swap-bot a try. (Thanks, Cora!)

What do I Like about Swap-bot?

I am intrigued by all the possibilities here on Swap-bot. I joined an electronic Scavenger hunt as my second event. It was really FUN and such a simple, no-cost, low-pressure way to swap.

I am grateful to all the people who have sent helpful messages to this newbie.

I just joined a few groups and it looks as if they will be a LOT of fun. Thanks for the invites!!!

And...

I finally have enough point that I can join most swaps. That was probably the hardest thing about getting started on Swap-bot.

Trading ATCs...

I used to trade ATCs through Facebook groups, but in October I decided that I need to spend LESS time there.

I love the website ATCs for All. The swaps often challenge me to try new things and I love trading for 3 or 6 cards at a time. Very efficient use of postage.

I also love to post my cards on Instagram. I think it is great to have a place where people can easily see all of the cards I have posted. (Facebook "albums" stink! Instagram pages are lovely.) My Instagram name is LuAnn_Pepperwood. If you see something you like... contact me!

Ratings

BLUR rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #1 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Got it! Love the painted and drawn cards! I was stuck on the calendar for this one too, but I like your solution a lot! <3
Response: Thank you for the heart and for letting me know the cards arrived. I'm glad the second attempt at mailing was fairly quick. I have learned my lesson. Weigh. Every. Envelope. (Yours WAS 1.1 ounce. . . )
CraftyTara rated for ATC 3 for 3: ANIMALS on Feb 2, 2021
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Comment: I'm IN LOVE with all 4 ATCs you sent!!! You may think you don't "know dogs" very well as you said but I think they were all amazing!! Thanks for the extra too, gorgeous! Checked out your blog and instagram too and am following you, I love your art a lot!
Response: Thank you SO much for the kind comment and the 5 and the heart. You definitely made my day! I'm a little behind on my blog and this is a good reminder to get it caught up!
Poeprincess rated for E is for Elephant on Jan 23, 2021
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Comment: Your elephant is great, and I like your extra Zentangle ATC. Thank you for creating them for me.
sleepingrover2010 rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: BIRDS on Dec 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi LuAnn, Happy New Year!(a little early) YOU are an unbelievable artist and YOU should seek out the swaps that allow you to express yourself through all the mediums you are capable of using. I don't mean that YOU do only art medium pieces. I want to encourage you to try as many different kinds of swaps as you want, but encourage you to use YOUR talents as well. I hope that you continue to experience wonderful swaps and that you HAVE FUN! I thoroughly enjoyed your note to me. I am like you, I write a very nice, long note when I do swaps too. Thank you for the bird stickers, too. I have been with Swap-bot since 2007. I have taken a break once. I have left a couple of times due to issues with overseas mailing, communication, and even in the USA mailing.. I hope we cross paths many more times while we are both still participating in Swap-bot. Overall, it is a Great Swapping Site.I have had more positive experiences than negative ones. In February, I am going to Host a another Swap. I will let you know if I get it going in February or later. Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Poftoffel rated for ATCs - Profile Surprise on Dec 29, 2020
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Comment: Oh my, such beautiful work!! I adore the Forest Cat and the dragon both, you are so talented! Thank you for this beauty and the fun and kind note!
magicinker rated for USATC: Rainbow ATC Series- RED on Dec 12, 2020
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Comment: Merry Christmas LuAnn.Got yhr RED ATC you made fir our swap..I so loved it! Thanks so much..Have a creative holiday! Seasonal Smiles... Patt / magicinker
Response: Thank you for the heart and the kind comments. I hope your holidays are great, too!
ChristineMartinez rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - USA Only on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: Loved the Bulldog card!! Thank you for the extra card too! Both are gorgeous!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and heart. This is SO much fun! See you in future swaps! (We've already been matched, one way or the other, twice. We must have similar preferences for swaps!)
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Comment: Love all my extras and the ATC’s. Thank you
Response: Thanks for the kind comment and heart. The senders choice swaps are fun because I love to read the profiles and pick something I hope will be liked.
Jess1016 rated for HD/HP ATC Swap - USA Only on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC! I love dodo birds <3
Response: Oh, I am so glad the dodo was a hit. It was really fun to pick that particular topic from your profile. (And I apologize for the lateness of these "Thanks." I just recently figured out why I sometimes see a "Respond" button.... I'm a little challenged sometimes...)
mlbillups rated for ATC SWAP 3 for 3: WINTER on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: Hi, LuAnn! I absolutely love the snowmen playing different instruments! They are PERFECT!! And the dolphins are an adorable extra! Thank you so much! :D
Response: I am so glad you like them! I think it is really fun to look at the profiles and find something to incorporate into the cards. Once I saw "music" I knew which way to go. Thanks for the lovely comment.
dyp rated for Sugar Skull ATC (HD/HP) on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Squeeee tytytytyty I adore your hennad skull and your ghost card is so so cool. ( my daughter loved it and could not wait to see them glow.) Tytyty happy swappy!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comment. I love to hear about family members enjoying our swaps, too.
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Comment: TYSM for the wonderful Swap! Sorry was delayed in Rating, been crazy on this end :)
Response: Thank YOU for the comment and heart. As for delayed.... I have just now figured out how to make the "Respond" button appear so my thanks are REALLY delayed!!! <-8
banjobraids rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: These are SOOO great! Thank you for the extra too! I love glow in the dark paint. I love the pointalism moon on the one, too. THANK YOU! The card with the spider is hilarious and fun too. Happy Halloween! :):):)
Response: Thank you for such a fun comment. You made my day! Happy Halloween right back! <-8
RNRISLOVE rated for ATC int #10 - Spooky on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and wonderful Atc's. Loved them.
Response: And thank you (Belated) for the heart! I just now figured out why I sometimes see a "Respond" button and sometimes don't. I guess I should have asked...
ddoherty6138 rated for ATC Swap 3 for 3: Holidays on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: LuAnn - I am so impressed with these three houses. A little neighbourhood. You are a talented artist. I really am taken in by all the little details. Thanks- Denise
Response: Thank you so much for the kind comment, Denise. I had a lot of fun making the cards!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous ATCs, I love love love them. Cute spider card too. Happy Halloween!!
Response: After TOO MANY swap-bot swaps I finally understand how to get the "Respond" button to appear. So I am belatedly sending THANK YOU messages to all those who kindly gave me a heart. Glad you liked the sider card. It was quick and fun and I was proud of the design! 8->
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Comment: Thank you so much for your extremely FUN approach to writing the letter!! It was so enjoyable to read!
Response: After TOO MANY swap-bot swaps I finally understand how to get the "Respond" button to appear. So I am belatedly sending THANK YOU messages to all those who kindly gave me a heart. It was so nice of you to accept my rather unusual style of doing a "letter!"
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Comment: I adore adore adore your witch! Tytyty so much! Happy swapping :)
Response: After TOO MANY swap-bot swaps I finally understand how to get the "Respond" button to appear. So I am belatedly sending THANK YOU messages to all those who kindly gave me a heart. Witchy thanks!
user4532 rated for Halloween ATC on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Love the bat! I like the texture. Nice to make an ATC on canvas. Thank you 😊!
Response: After TOO MANY swap-bot swaps I finally understand how to get the "Respond" button to appear. So I am belatedly sending THANK YOU messages to all those who kindly gave me a heart. I also appreciate specific comments about things like the texture and the canvas. It helps me make better cards in the future.
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Comment: You did great on the Pumpkin!!! 😍 love him :). I love hand drawings over ephemera anytime! Thank you!
Response: After TOO MANY swap-bot swaps I finally understand how to get the "Respond" button to appear. So I am belatedly sending THANK YOU messages to all those who kindly gave me a heart. Thank you so much for letting me know that an extra ATC works fine instead of ephemera.

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