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ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6 (CLOSED, Send by Mar 31) by underthemountain
Date started: January 10, 2015 01:45:21 AM, Replies: 560


Swap name:  Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: underthemountain
Sign-up date range:  Jan 10 - Jan 24, 2015
Date to send item by:  March 31, 2015

GALLERY

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement?  30 years old or older before Jan 2015

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 30 years old: YES/NO


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YE
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 30 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap: (thanks to Dulcinea and Sevsonlygirl!)
This is a swap for the geezers.  The idea here is that we've all been crafting for eons, and are pretty good at what we do.

This is also a swap where there is a sizeable commitment, both for time, and resources.  We are going to be crafting one really big, really nice item for our partner.  If you cannot commit to the time or resources, please consider carefully before signing up for this swap.

You'll make up a list of 5-10 large things that you would love if someone made for you.  You'll also make up a list of 5-10 things that you're really good at, that you'd love to make for your fellow geezers.  And if you can make it from your stash, and reduce the stash, making room for more, NEW stash, so much the better.  

What's a large item, you ask?  generally, we're talking something that takes 3 or more hours, is large in physical size, or costs $30 or more in materials (or any combination of those).

You need to post to this thread, so that it comes up as unread replies if I have something to tell y'all.

I will not tolerate flakers.  We all will have two months to craft and send out.  That should be enough time.  A DC or Customs number is required, if available.  If you do not have a DC or Customs number, you MUST send me a scan of your postal receipt, showing that the package was sent out.

If you are a week late sending (after the sendout date), you will receive a temporary negative.  This will be changed back to In Progress upon proof of sending.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that you are 30 years old or older before Jan 2015 (yes/no)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country (If so you MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks.) Are you willing?
Do you promise to take pictures of the goodies you send/receive?

Here are the things I would love to death if someone made for me (don't forget to include color and size preferences, and link if an example or the pattern is out there on the web)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Which one would you want the most? (that's right, you have to pick one):

Here are the things I'm really really good at, and would love to make for my fellow geezers (don't forget to include link if an example or the pattern is out there on the web):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

URL of my wist:
URL of my Pinterest:
URL of my blog:

Relevant sizes for the things I'd love to receive:

Colors you like:

Colors you don't like:

Symbols/patterns you like:

Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Anything you do not want to receive:

Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?

Do you have pets?  What kinds? (allergy reasons)

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

Any other information you want to pass along - allergies, strong preferences, etc.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide http://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Here are links to the previous rounds:
Discussion Threads:
round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217022.0 (Dulcinea)
round 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305081.0 (SevsOnlyGirl)
round 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=345358
round 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383646.0
round 5: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408008

Galleries:
round 1:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219680.0
round 2:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311538.0
round 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348957
round 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=387016.0
round 5:   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408009.0

Yay!  Can't wait to play with my old friends again!  Smiley  Please join us!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Use What You Have Swap R2 - SU CLOSED (FULL) - Send Out 3/30/15 by kwality570
Date started: February 18, 2015 06:20:57 AM, Replies: 199
Use What You Have Swap


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Kwality570
Sign-up date range: 3/18/15 - 3/1/15
Date to send item by: 3/30/15

GALLERY -http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438413.0

Limited to a certain number of people? 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No


Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap

Are you looking to use up some of your craft stash?  This swap will be for creating 1 Medium and 2 Small projects from the craft supplies you already own.  There is also no theme to this swap anything can be crafted as long as you already have the supplies. Please note this is not a supplies swap, items sent must be crafted. Please keep in mind that you must be quite open minded about the colors and projects you will receive because it all depends on what someone has in their supply stash.

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Use What You Have Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Do you agree to post on the swap board at least once a week?
What Type of Crafts can you make from your current supplies?
Types of crafts you would like to receive?
Anything you would not like to receive?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Please List Your 5 Favorite Themes (Masquerade, stripes etc)
Do you have a Pinterest? Please list here:
Is there anything else you want your partner to know?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO KWALITY570 VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Links to a few previous Use What You Have and Buy Nothing Swap galleries:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433090.0#axzz31Vbx7UbL
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356675.0



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Prayer Flag Swap R5: New Year, New Inspiration: Gallery of Goodies by stellato_escuro
Date started: February 02, 2015 09:02:08 PM, Replies: 217

**These flags were made by craftster Melissaurus. Check out her whole post about them here.**

Original thread

swapper name: # sent (who to) / # received (who from)
I used letters instead of full names to hopefully keep this easier to read.

red highlighted name: contact me a.s.a.p.
all flags sent by this person have been received

Group 1
A. ChameleonHound: all sent / 5 / own flag shared
B. holistic knitter: all sent  / 5
C. cabaute: all sent  /  all / own flag shared
D. rscowtown: all sent  /  all / own flag shared
E. stellato_escuro: all sent  /   5 / own flag shared
F. pioneer9: all sent / 5 / can't share own flag, so we are taking it on the honor system Smiley

Group 2
G. crazyda79: all sent / 5 / own flag shared
H. Renstar: all sent  / 5 / own flag shared
I. Abbeeroad: all sent / 5 / own flag shared
J. seeuudee: all sent / 5 / own flag shared
K. Smmarrt: all sent  / 5 / own flag shared
L. artsycandice: all sent  / 5 / own flag shared


Group 3
M. alwaysinmyroom: all sent / all / own flag shared
N. SonjaBoo: all sent / 4 (MQQR)
O. cmarion3: all sent / all / own flag shared
P. P_E_S_T: all sent / 3 (OQR)
Q. jenleahlynn: all sent / 4 (MNOR) / own flag shared
R. Wulf: all sent / 4 (MNOQ) / own flag shared


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 2015 Shop the Swap discussion thread by alteredmommy
Date started: February 11, 2015 03:39:05 PM, Replies: 214
The Spring 2015 STS round will be here in a month or two so lets talk about all the fabulous things we need or make!

What dates work for people?

STS Spring Market 2015
sign ups March 15 - April 5  Swapping open to May 11 (catch up week for over/under 3 points May 4-11)

Gallery



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap Round 110, 111 & 112 Gallery & Discussion by rscowtown
Date started: December 31, 2014 11:01:58 AM, Replies: 326





This is our gallery AND discussion board for Rounds 110 & 111 & 112 of OWS for January 2015.

To join in Round 112 of the Ongoing Wish Swap click
HERE


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Be AWESOME (Redux) GALLERY! (Sendout March 23) by rackycoo
Date started: March 09, 2015 05:30:18 PM, Replies: 265
Here's the AWESOME gallery to our Awesome Swap.


Swap records:
If your name is in red, you have sent. If it's struck through, your partner has received.  Grin means both you and your partner have received and you have feedback, green means sending late with communication. Thanks for playing!

rackycoo sent 3/16
<>TheMistressT sent 3/23  Smiley
cackle sent 3/20<>suereal sent 3/27  Grin
Ludi sent 3/13<>Thisbirdsabsurd sent 3/13  Grin
Whistley sent 3/23<>Lo{ve} sent 3/24  Grin
kittykill sent 3/21<>artsycandace sent 3/24  Grin
Chughes225 sent 3/23<>rantyhippie sent 3/9  Grin
Meleriffic sent 3/23 <>AugustBell sent 3/20  Grin
AlteredMommy sent 3/25<>Mistress Jennie sent 3/23
wendiek sent 3/27<>RedMenace sent 3/23
underthemountain sent 3/23<>Cmarion3 sent 3/23  Grin
lindyv321 sent 3/23<>luckdragon sent 3/25  Grin
sheepBlue sent 3/13<>sloth003 sent 3/20  Grin
pottermouth sent 3/16<>noodle-bug sent 3/23
edelc<>pinkmichk sent 3/23




ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Be AWESOME (Redux) CLOSED!! Sendout March 23 by rackycoo
Date started: February 26, 2015 11:59:26 AM, Replies: 397
Our Awesome Gallery is HERE!



The last two rounds of the Be Awesome swap, were, in fact awesome. Everyone really put their heart into the item they made for their partner. If you are prepared to make and send one amazing, thoughtful, and well made item to your partner, then maybe you should Be Awesome AGAIN. If you're not familiar with the swap, click here or here to take a look at our last galleries to see the kind of quality (and awesomeness!) we expect from everyone again this round.

You must post in this thread if you are participating in this swap.
This is a Craftster rule! If you don't post in the thread, we will not accept your signup information.

Swap name:  Be AWESOME (Redux)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  rackycoo & cackle
Sign-up date range:  2/26/15-3/5/15 or until full
Date to send item by: 3/23

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  Yes, 30.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO - No
If so, which country? - n/a

Additional Age requirement? - Nope.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This swap contains no swap point requirements, no size guidelines, no themes, and the only expectation we have is that you send something awesome to your partner.  You will need to discuss with your partner about the size of your package (if it's important to you), but you are only allowed to send ONE item to your partner.  Nothing more!  

Now that Craftster has the awesome "Show images by this member" feature, we will be doing our best to make some awesome partner matches.

If you want to participate, information to send to both organizers (cackle and rackycoo), and put "Be AWESOME (Redux)!" in the subject line. If you have a history of poor swap performance (late sending, poor communication, etc.), it's possible we will not allow you to join the swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Be Awesome (Redux)
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

-What do you do best? (What do you consider your most awesome craft(s) to be?)

-Choose 5 words to describe yourself.

-Is there anything you absolutely would not like to receive?

-Do you have any allergies that we need to be aware of? (Or, any allergens in your house [ie, smoking, dogs, cats, pollinating trees, etc]?)

-Odd or even?

-Functional or frivolous?

-Organized or chaotic?

-Anything else we need to know in order to give you an awesome partner?

Affirm this statement: I have sent my signup info to BOTH rackycoo and cackle. YES/NO
(If you don't send it to both of us, you can't play! Cheesy)

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. rackycoo *
2. cackle *
3. cmarion3
4. underthemountain
5. thisbirdsabsurd
6. Mistress Jennie
7. pottermouth
8. kittykill
9. sheepBlue
10. luckdragon
11. sloth003
12. noodle-bug
13. suereal
14. AugustBell
15. rantyhippie
16. Alittlemusthave
17. pinkmichk
18. RedMenace
19. lindyv321
20. Bexster
21. TheMistressT
22. edelC
23. Lo{ve}
24. wendiek
25. Ludi
26. alteredmommy
27. meleriffic
28. artsycandice
29. Whistley
30. chughes225



PARTNERS
Okay, everybody here you go! We are happy with our match making (it's our favorite part!  Cheesy ), even with a wee limitation about shipping issues.
Overall, we are delighted with our partnering and hope you are too! Looking forward to an awesome gallery!
Note; If everyone would please check their profiles and make sure the swap is listed, we'd appreciate it! Send us a pm if not and we'll fix it. Thanks.

rackycoo.....TheMistressT
cackle.........suereal
Ludi............Thisbirdsabsurd
Whistley......Lo{ve}
kittykill........artsycandace
Chughes225...rantyhippie
Meleriffic......AugustBell
AlteredMommy...Mistress Jennie
wendiek.......RedMenace
underthemountain...Cmarion3
lindyv321.....luckdragon
sheepBlue....sloth003
Bexster.......alittlemusthave
pottermouth....noodle-bug
edelc..........pinkmichk




ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Prayer Flag Swap R5: New Year, New Inspiration: SU 12/30-01/08 or full, SO 02/23 by stellato_escuro
Date started: December 30, 2014 04:51:49 PM, Replies: 274
GALLERY!


**These flags were made by craftster Melissaurus. Check out her whole post about them here.**

Swap name: Prayer Flag Swap Round 5: New Year, New Inspiration
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: stellato_escuro
Sign-up date range: 12/30/2014 to 01/08/2015 or until full
Date to send item by: 02/23/2015

Limited to a certain number of people? yes, 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


I have seen a few rounds of this come and go, and I figured I should jump in and get another round rolling. So here we are, a few minor edits from the last rounds, but pretty much the same thing. So lets get pumped for the new year with some inspirational prayer flags!!

For those who dont know, the concept is simple: decorate a rectangle of fabric or other material with words and/or images that convey a personal prayer. It can be all fabric, or a mixed-media piece, it's up to you. They all get strung up together and hung as a reminder of inspiration and prayers. The details of size and how to make them are below.

These will be small and easy to mail in an envelope. One difference from previous rounds is everyone will have multiple partners. Depending on how many people sign up, I will make groups of 4 to 6. Each person will get a word pulled from the surveys and make one flag for each group member themed on that word. In the survey, everyone will make a list of words. I will assign words in one of two ways. If all the group members are pretty like-minded in the words they chose, I will give each partner one word to put on every flag. If there is a really big variety (one person is focused on minimalist ideas, another on weight loss), I will give each person a specific word for each partner. There will be about a week of crafting time per flag, so everyone should have enough time either way.

Because this is a group swap, this is a NO EXTRAS SWAP. With so many partners, I would hate for someone to get unintentionally guilted into sending an extra if the rest of the group is on board and they are not. If you really love sending extras, go for it, but do not expect any in return.

Send out is Monday February 23. This will give everyone five weeks to get all the flags created. If you have any issues or delays, PLEASE communicate with me and all your partners right away. I dont want to have to give anyone negative feedback.

There is a cool blog called Prayer Flag Project that is dedicated to these flags where you can read more on the topic. The original idea is that the prayer flag is hung outdoors to slowly deteriorate and release your prayer into the world.  With that in mind, you can see that it is not expected to be a masterpiece of perfect stitching.  Rather, it is an art piece that is thoughtfully and prayerfully made.

Click Here for the galleries from rounds one, two, three and four.

We will use the article about them in Cloth Paper Scissors as our guide; the instructions below are taken from that link:

How to Make Prayer Flags

1. Cut pieces of fabric to 5" x 11". Use materials you already have on hand.
2. Fold the top down on each piece of fabric and stitch in place to create a 3" sleeve, making the flag surface 5" x 8".
3. Paint, stitch, embroider, appliqu, or collage the flags.
4. Add words, journaling, or symbols as desired. You can appliqu letters, add hand stitching, stencil with textile paint, or just write with a permanent marker.
5. Thread the flags onto a string or cord and hang them outdoors so the breeze will catch them and spread your intentions.

Details of swap:
--You will craft ONE prayer flag for each group member (yourself included), keeping your partners preferences in mind.  Extras are NOT allowed.  If you and your partner want to send anything other than the prayer flag, please do not post pictures of those items in the swap thread (but you may post pictures in the personal swap gallery, if you like.)
-- Because this swap involves multiple packages and partners, you must have successfully completed two swaps already.
--You will have a month of craft time, with the send out date being Monday, February 23.
-- Please post in this thread (or the gallery thread) at least once a week so we know you are still crafting with us.

*PLEASE READ THIS!*
- No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, don't sign up.
- You must get delivery confirmation if sending within the U.S., or a mailing receipt if sending elsewhere.
- If you must send late, let the organizers and your partner know ASAP.
- Good communication is very important. Please stay in touch by posting weekly in the swap thread.
- PM both organizers and your partners when you send and when you receive.
- Please post photos of the package you receive in the gallery, and take pictures of what you make before you send it.
- HAVE FUN!

Limited to a certain number of people? Yes, 20
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Craftster members who are organizing this swap: stellato_escuro
Sign-up date range: January 1 to January 8, 2015 at midnight Mountain time
Date to send item by: February 23, 2015

If you have any questions about this or anything else, please ask your organizer.
If you want to participate, send the questionnaire below to "stellato_escuro"


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 5 (SIGNUP 01/01/2015 - 01/16/2015 ; MAIL BY 02/23/2015)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country in correct shipping format:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? With multiple partners and the low expense of this swap, you need to be able to send outside of the country.
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)
Have you successfully complete two previous swaps?
1. Do you have any allergies that are strong enough to prevent you from being partnered with certain people and what are they?
2. Do you have any other allergies or things to avoid (such as nickel or animal products)?
3. Do you have any allergens (pets, smoke) in your house?
4.  Please list 4-6 different inspirational words you would like to see on your flag.
   1.
   2.
   3.
   4.
   5.
   6.
5.  Name some of your favorite images/themes that you would enjoy seeing on your flag:
6.  Are there any images/themes that your partner should avoid?
7.  What are your favorite colors, or color combinations?
8.  Are there any colors your partner should avoid?
9.  Please add a few more details about yourself and your tastes to help your partner get an idea of who you are. The more information you give, the better she/he can craft for you.  Feel free to add a link to your Pinterest or Wist, or to particular items that would give her/him an idea of your taste.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE TO "stellato_escuro VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE; DO NOT POST IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap. You can also check out Swap FAQs.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Curiosity Cabinet Gallery by artsycandice
Date started: January 15, 2015 07:47:28 AM, Replies: 248
Original Thread



artsycandice's group:

emilywilde  <---> Artmomto5
Artmomto5 <---> Cabaute - sent late
Cabaute sent late <---> WiccadWitch
underthemountain <---> LovelyMiss
missmuffcake - sent late <---> MommytheMaid - sent 2/21
MommytheMaid - sent 2/21<---> torimiko
Smmarrt<---> artsycandice - sent late
artsycandice - sent late <---> greybird
greybird <---> thisbirdsabsurd


Sent
Received
Sent and received
Sending late with communication
contact me immediately
feedback given


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Teeny Traveler in a Tin Swap (Sign-up closed, Send out by 2/16) by PerfectlyBohemian
Date started: January 03, 2015 03:24:26 PM, Replies: 223

Travel Bugs by mmmcrafts, on Flickr

Swap name: Teeny Traveler in a Tin Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: PerfectlyBohemian
Sign-up date range: 1/3/2015 - 1/17/2015
Date to send item by: 2/16/2015

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO
If so, which country? No.
Additional Age requirement? No.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Swap Description: In this swap, we will craft a teeny companion that can travel with their new friend in a small mint tin or similar container.

Swap Guidelines: This swap should be worth 3 points. You must craft a teeny traveler (approx. 2 pts) and make or decorate a traveling container (approx. 1 pt). Travelers can be made from any material within reason - clay, yarn, fabric, leather, wool, etc. You may also make accessories (i.e. camera, backpack, clothing), biography cards, maps, or other small items for the traveler you craft to fulfil part of the point requirements, but please make sure everything can fit in the single container.

By points:
Large = 3 points
Medium = 2 points
Small = 1 point

By time:
Large = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Small = 2 or less hours

Containers should be similar in dimension to a normal Altoid tin, and should be durable enough to carry in a pocket, purse, or backpack. Please use the following size ranges if you decide to use something different:
3.5" - 4 long
2.5" - 4 wide
0.75" - 1 deep

No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure you can complete the requirements of this swap, please don't sign up. If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let me know ASAP. Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post on the thread at least once before the swap begins and once a week during the swap. Tracking is required within the U.S. Send the tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. Keep your mailing receipt if you are sending internationally. PM both your partner and  organizer when you send and receive.

Take pictures of everything you make before sending in case items are lost or in case your partner cant take pictures. Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it, and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post pictures, please let your partner know right away.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

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QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Teeny Traveler in a Tin Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Confirm that you have posted in the swap thread:
Do you have any allergies?:
Do you have any allergens in your home?:

What kind of Teeny Traveler would you like? Please, list 5 or more options (animals, people, specific characters, monsters, etc.):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Please list 5 or more themes for your traveler and traveler container (cutesy, zombie, realistic, etc.):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

What kind of crafting techniques do you do? (crochet, needle-felting, etc.):
Do you have any favorite styles or techniques?:
What are your favorite colors?:
Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, specific creatures, themes, etc.):

What is the URL for your Pinterest, Etsy Favorites, or similar list of crafty crafts you love?
Can you post photos in the gallery?

Anything else you'd like to add?


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IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Curiosity Cabinet Swap CLOSED by artsycandice
Date started: December 28, 2014 07:43:40 PM, Replies: 433
GALLERY


(Image found on Pinterest.)

Swap name: Curiosity Cabinet Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: artsycandice & alteredmommy
Sign-up date range: 12/28/14-1/7/15
Date to send item by: 2/9/15

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? Crafster requirements

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


DETAILS OF SWAP

Swap Description:

A Cabinet of Curiosities is described by Wikipedia as:
"... encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities."
Read more on that entry here.

This swap is for two items. One medium and one small. You DO NOT need to have an actual cabinet to participate in this swap, and we are NOT swapping for an entire cabinet. This is for the the little interesting bits that one might find inside. Your interests don't need to be bizarre or disturbing to be a part of this swap. You could be into real preserved insect and animal parts as comfortably as someone else might want a little paper butterfly collection.

If you do have a cabinet that you would like something for please include the measurements of one of the compartments you would like filled. This is why this is a two-item swap. If you provide measurements your partner must craft at least one item for the dimensions you provide. For the second item your partner has the freedom to make something else that doesn't have to adhere to that size. Perhaps something for a shelf or your wall. If you would like to craft both items to fit your partner's cabinet it is your responsibility to contact them for the size of another opening (as some shelves contain different-sized spaces).


Swap size guidelines:

This swap will be for 1 Medium and 1 small. If measurements are provided by your partner you are required to make at least one item to fit those dimensions.

No one likes to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, PLEASE DON'T SIGN UP.
If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let me know ASAP.
Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post on the thread at least once before the swap begins.


Tracking (formerly called delivery confirmation) is required within the U.S., please send the tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. Please keep you mailing receipt if you are sending internationally.
PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post up please let your partner know as soon as you know. Make sure you take pictures of everything you send just in case.
*Although posting pictures is not a requirement to receive positive feedback.*

* If you want to participate, please send a PM with information below to the organizer - artsycandice & alteredmommy


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Curiosity Cabinet Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Would you like one or two partners?

Please list at least six themes/items that you would like your partner to be inspired by:


Do you want something crafted to fit your existing cabinet? Y/N
If yes, please provide the dimensions of the space (in inches): Height:      Width:      Depth:      
What kind of items would you like to receive?
What kind of crafty skills do you have?
Are there any specific crafty skills you especially admire?
Anything you don't want to receive? (gore, real animal parts, cutesy things,...)
Are there any materials your partner shouldn't use? (leather, feathers, wool,..)

Do you have any allergies?
Are there any allergens in your home (furry pets, smokers, etc.?)
Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?
Do you have an Etsy favorites or pinterest?

Is there any other information you would like your partner or the organizer to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER
artsycandice and CO-ORGANIZER alteredmommy VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Fiber/Mixed Media Jewelry Swap, SU Closed SO by 2/28 by sheepBlue
Date started: December 26, 2014 05:02:39 PM, Replies: 221
GALLERY




Swap name: Fabric/Mixed Media Jewelry Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sheepBlue
Co-organizer: N/A
Sign-up: Dec 26th Jan 11th
Date to send: Feb 28th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): N/A
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional Age requirement? Must be 16 years or older



Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant:YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES



Details of swap:

I love how jewelry can be a piece of art that you wear, and I love to find unique pieces that show that. We will be swapping 1 piece of beautiful jewelry with our partner(s) that can be made up of fiber/mixed media/sewing/felting/embroidery/etc techniques. This includes everything under the sun: beads, metal, fabric, thread, yarn, felt, buttons, clay, etc etc! You can choose between 1 partner or 2. All new swappers will be restricted to only 1 partner for their first swap. Please communicate with your partner(s) so that everyone ends up with beautiful jewelry that they can show off to all their friends and family.

Everyone needs to keep in contact both with the organizer and their partner; please try to post to the thread at least once a week to let us know how you're doing and please dont leave your partner or myself hanging if we PM you!


Please make sure you post in this thread for updates as soon as you sign-up/think about signing up.

Organizer's Note: I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of very late sending, ill-communication, incomplete packages, lack of DC#'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap.
 

...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: sheepBlue

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Fabric/Mixed Media Jewelry Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you want 1 or 2 partners?

Do you have any allergies, specifically in materials that may be used in jewelry and will be laying on your skin (i.e. metal, wool, etc)?

What styles do you enjoy (bohemian, ethnic, hippy, etc)?

What styles do you not enjoy?

What kind of jewelry do you like wearing (earrings, necklaces, etc)? Please include a description of your preferred lengths and other relevant details.

What kind of jewelry do you not like wearing?

Do you like flashy statement pieces, or something more subtle?

What are your favorite colors/color combinations?

What colors do you not like?

Are there any particular techniques you'd love to receive (i.e. knit, macrame, assemblage, sewn, etc)?

Are there any particular techniques you'd rather not receive?

Pinterest? Links? Stalking aids?

Want to go beyond the minimum requirement?

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Approved Swappers:
1. sheepBlue
2. stellato_escuro
3. P_E_S_T
4. Belladune
5. Ludi
6. alteredmommy
7. bookstorebabe
8. emilywilde
9. LeapFeetFirst
10. maxxev
11. goatgoddess
12. Abbeeroad
13. Artmomto5
14. petskin
15. SonjaBoo
16. gala_apples
17. RovingAnarchist
18. oddacity
19. jenleahlynn
20. artsycandice


Partners:

artsycandice - petskin
jenleahlynn - bookstorebabe
oddacity - Belladune
gala_apples - goatgoddess
sonjaboo - stellato_escuro
petskin - sheepBlue
Abbeeroad - P_E_S_T
artmomto5 - jenleahlynn
P_E_S_T - goatgoddess
maxxev - artsycandice
LeapFeetFirst - Abbeeroad
emilywilde - artmomto5
alteredmommy - Ludi
Belladune - RovingAnarchist
stellato_escuro - gala_apples


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Box of Color Round 2 Closed Send outs 02/06 by lindyv321
Date started: December 29, 2014 11:10:29 AM, Replies: 281

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Gallery
Swap name: Box of Color
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Lindyv321
Co-Org: Averia
Sign-up date range: 12/29-01/12
Date to send item by: 02/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of the swap:
What's your favorite color?  Favorite color combo?  How would you like to receive a box full of your favorite colors? This is the swap for you.  Pick your favorite color and your partner will craft a package bursting with it just for you!

Requirements:
1. You MUST post in the thread before getting approved for the swap.
2. You need to post in the thread at least once per week during the crafting period.
3. We will craft one medium item and three small items.  In term of extras please discuss with your partner if you would like to send more than the requirements.  
4. You must provide a tracking number if shipping within the US or a receipt/customs label number if outside the US.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite color combo?
What colors do you not want to see in your box?
What crafts do you do?
List 5 crafted items you would love to receive.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Is there anything you would not like to receive?

Do you have a Pinterest/Wist?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER Lindyv321  AND CO-ORGANIZER Averia




ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery by SevsOnlyGirl
Date started: December 01, 2014 05:56:46 PM, Replies: 200
Original thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435850.msg5246545#msg5246545


PARTNERS

Feedback Left
Averia SENT & RECEIVED <---> mandykaye SENT & RECEIVED
jaywesome SENT & RECEIVED<---> seeuudee  SENT & RECEIVED

artsycandice SENT 12 days late, RECEIVED<---> P_E_S_T SENT
fluffypants SENT & RECEIVED<---> dessadoll SENT &RECEIVED
Sylvan SENT & Received<---> RenStar  SENT & Received
Sylvan SENT<---> Summer6061 SENT & RECEIVED
Eclectic Dreamer SENT & Received<----> Homerof2 SENT & received

Ratfinkz SENT & RECEIVED<---> Mountains and Clouds SENT & Received
roler SENt<---> vincentvanbuck SENDING DEC 20th?? & received
sweetyetevil SENT & RECEIVED> littlefawnpug SENT & RECEIVED
beeker SENT & RECEIVED---> dharma_rebel SENT & RECEIVED ---> phoenixfiredesigns  SENT & RECEIVED> beeker
LovelyMiss SENT & received<---> BadWolf SENT & RECEIVED
Sharalee SENT & RECEIVED<---> quaggy SENT & RECEIVED
LadybugsAndBumblebees SENT & RECEIVED<---> cabaute SENT and RECEIVED

SheridanLA SENT & RECEIVED<---> chase_acow SENT & RECEIVED
SevsOnlyGirl SENT & RECEIVED<---> geekgirl1000100 SENT & RECEIVED
stacysews SENT & RECEIVED---> lindyv321 SENT & RECEIVED> kittykill SENT & RECEIVED----> stacysews

littlefawnpug SENT <---> mom2em SENT & RECEIVED


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mini 12 Days of Christmas - Gallery by CabinArts
Date started: November 08, 2014 02:52:04 PM, Replies: 221


Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2014 Gallery

Original Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434923.0


Senders

CabinArts' Group
alwaysinmyroom<-----> stellato_escuro
dinkime <-----> Helena Puck
gotgrey <-----> zigg13pra
holistic knitter <-----> Ratfinkz
LadybugsAndBumblebees <-----> rockmygypsysoul
Lindyv321 <-----> Thimbles71

lindyv321's Group
CabinArts <-----> Ffrogg526
gala_apples <-----> SHERIDANLA
Grab a Coffee <-----> Renstar
kbrison <-----> quaggy
madmommymia <-----> rantyhippie

Sent
Sending Late
Please contact me asap
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Received - Name in red if you have received


CabinArts' Group
alwaysinmyroom <-----> stellato_escurodinkime <-----> HelenaPuck
 <-----> zigg13pra
holistic knitter <-----> Ratfinkz
LadybugsAndBumblebees <-----> rockmygypsysoul
Lindyv321 <-----> Thimbles71

lindyv321's Group
CabinArts <-----> Ffrogg526
gala_apples <-----> SHERIDANLA
Grab a Coffee <-----> Renstar
kbrison <-----> quaggy
madmommymia <-----> rantyhippie

 






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