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1  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JULY 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: July 18, 2014 03:07:30 PM
I received th BEST birthday ATC ever! You ROCK my world rockingbearranch!

Behold the birthday bonanza:



There was an amazing mixed media card (the text reads: "A little bird told me it's your birthday... please don't tell anyone I talk to birds") It has a special place on the shelf over my crafting space! I love it!
And then a movable, openable Cake ATC. Perfect! Very sweet.
There were plenty of cool extras, and awesome circus stamps that got plenty of ooooh's and aaaah's around here Smiley

Thanks a million, you're the best!  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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2  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: July 03, 2014 01:15:27 PM
I love the original Grimm stories - so different from the Disney-fied versions!

Here are the last two cards I received in June - Love them both!

A Tree Squeek from blupaisan - I got my own wooden card Smiley


Real bark and real whiskers make this a ooak card. Thanks , blu!

Second card is fantastic. It's completely flat, but has so many layers to it:



It's from Senator Organa for my "mysterious women" theme. She said it's not really what she wanted to make so she might just have to claim me a second time for it. I'd be more than happy about that! Smiley

Thanks for a lovely month, everybody!
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3  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2014! in New Swap Theme Ideas by kosmicgirl on: June 30, 2014 12:32:56 PM
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Check out some of the amazing work done in the June swap!
We have art by Oath Keeper, Kosmicgirl, CDEeeek, Senator Organa and vincentvanbuck


Put the swap up for tomorrow - don't forget to join Smiley

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Since I'm on holiday a few weeks end of July, vincentvanbuck has been kind enough to co-org with me this month. He will take over mid-July until I return. Hopefully I'll be able to come online and forward messages to him if anyone forgets to send the information his way. If there are a few hold ups or snatches along the way, I hope you'll all forgive us!

Anna
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4  ONGOING ATC SWAP - JULY 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 30, 2014 12:29:42 PM
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Check out some of the amazing work done in the June swap!
We have art by Oath Keeper, Kosmicgirl, CDEeeek, Senator Organa and vincentvanbuck




Post pictures of your cards here!



Claiming thread
Discussion Thread

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5  Ongoing ATC SWAP - JULY 2014 (Signup July 1 - July 31) in Craft Swaps by kosmicgirl on: June 30, 2014 12:27:20 PM
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Check out some of the amazing work done in the June swap!
We have art by Oath Keeper, Kosmicgirl, CDEeeek, Senator Organa and vincentvanbuck




ONGOING ATC SWAP - JULY 2014
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

Welcome to the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible Ongoing ATC Swap! (You know you want to join!)
So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!
This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.



Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  Remember, its a craftster requirement to post at least once in your swap's discussion area!
 
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.

-Please post pictures of your cards here!

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - JULY 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kosmicgirl, co-organizer vincentvanbuck
Sign-up date range: July 1 until July 31, 2014
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*


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 16 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 18 years old: YES



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to kosmicgirl, and include the words "July ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title. After July 15, please send everything to vincentvanbuck

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - July 2014
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*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):
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?:
*What is the exact size of an ATC?:
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive?
(if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending):
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?:
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?:
*When sending sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?
(Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.):


*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims. **Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.** This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few, as little as 1) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap.

CLAIMING

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., the number of cards not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people to whom you've sent them.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:


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I claim GenericFabulosaSwap per for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   New Years Baby
2)   Resolutions
3)   Food w/ Faces
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium
ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  


ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.
    (It's also good form to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  
2.  Please include one of these at the title of the message: May ATC Swap--Sent or May ATC Swap--Received
     Be sure to include the month!
3.Be sure and include the following in each pm to the organizer:
  • (1)"send by" date
  • (2)theme
  • (3)sender
  • (4)receiver

For example, you could use this format:
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I sent some ATCs today!  

DUE DEC 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

DUE DEC 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper (yet another fascinating theme)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the swap (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the swap!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, kosmicgirl.  This thread is specifically for claims only.


THIS MONTH WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN ME AND VINCENTVANBUCK!!!!
I'm going away on holiday for a few weeks end of July, and I don't know what kind of internet access I will have. Vincentvanbuck has agreed to coorganize the swap with me, taking over  in Mid-July until I return.
BE NICE TO HIM, GIRLS! Smiley
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6  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 29, 2014 05:45:18 AM
Great stuff! I love the alphabet cards - just right for kids Smiley

Here's a cool steampunk teddy I received earlier this week from Amaranth. It's so cool - only after taking the photo did I realize it's slightly sparkly Smiley



He looks so mean and annoyed. Fits me perfect atm. Wink I'm having the mother of a month, and I'm sorry for not being around too much. Sadly it looks like it won't calm down around here until mid-July... Sad
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7  Re: Woodland Creature & Enchanted Forest Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 25, 2014 11:48:01 AM
Thanks everybody Smiley

I made the unicorn out of wire and air drying clay. Big no-no, since it dried faster than I could form it! lol It was a hassle, but it turned out ok after a thousand layers of paint. I tried making him magical... but somehow he looks more like a work horse or a donkeyhorn as hubby called him.. *^_^*
It was the first time doing sculpting on a wire frame for me, and I learned a lot. Will definately have to experiment more!



The bear hug cards I made with an adorable stamp I picked up in the UK this spring Smiley
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8  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP MAY 2014 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 22, 2014 05:09:43 AM
Here's the card I sent blupaisan for her theme "little old ladies"
The first card got lost, so this is the replacement card. ( It's always the ones we forget to take pictures of that get lost, isn't it? Sad )

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9  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 22, 2014 05:02:19 AM
I received a cute Matroschka card from vincentvanbuck for my Ghibli theme:


First it's Kaonashi, opening up to the cutest Calcifer I ever saw. Under him there's a mini totoro, and at last a mini soot spirit Smiley

I love it, thanks a million! Smiley
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10  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kosmicgirl on: June 19, 2014 12:20:43 PM
This is the card I sent pioneer9 on her bicycle theme:


It looks really reflecting in this picture, but all I did was powder the stamped bike with a little bit of mica. Smiley
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