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4031  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Chunky Book Swap Rd 2? on: March 08, 2009 09:12:59 PM
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4032  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Chunky Pages Swap Rd 2 (SIGN UPS CLOSED send out 4/17) on: March 08, 2009 09:07:49 PM
SWAP GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297619.0


Swap name: Chunky Pages Swap Rd 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sheepBlue
Co-Organizer is TwiztidBlood
Sign-up date range: March 9th - 20th
Date to send item by: April 17th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 13+

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: 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 13 years old: YES


Details of swap:

We will be making 4x4 inch (10x10 cm) chunky pages following each swapper's theme choice. This means each swapper will decide a theme(s) for the chunky pages they wish to receive from each of their other partners. People will be grouped in groups of 5 and will be making one page for each of their partners. This equals 4 chunky pages made with 4 weeks of crafting time - there should be no excuses for sending late! It is up to each person whether they want to send each page as they are completed or as a group, as long as all are sent by the deadline. Swappers will also have the option of being in more than one group; first-time swappers will be limited to one group only for this round (sorry!).   

What makes a page chunky?  Two things:  the paper and the embellishments.  You should use a sturdy base for your page -- mat board is ideal.  Lightweight cardboard (think cereal boxes) also works well, as does heavy watercolor paper (140 lb/300 gsm) or multiple layers of cardstock glued *securely* together.  In addition, you can use all kinds of embellishments: buttons, fibers, glass, chunky chunks!  Keep embellishments to a maximum height of 1/4 inch (about 0.6 cm) off the page. Each page should be decorated on the front and the back.  Your major effort should be made on the front, and your artist information will go on the back (at a minimum: your Craftster UserID, the name of this swap, date -- but you can include other information too, as you like).  Please decorate your backs too, but it's not necessary to make them as detailed or elaborate as the front.

Binding Preferences

Left or None:  leave 1/2 an inch (1.25 cm) on the left edge of the page free of embellishments, but design and decorate it all over to your heart's content.

Corners:  leave all 4 corners free of embellishment.  The recipient can then attach the pages by the corners and make a wall-hanging out of them.

Top left corner:  leave the upper left corner free of embellishment, but all other corners and edges are fair game.  The recipient will be punching a hole in the upper left corner and using rings to bind them.

In your questionnaire, you will be asked to specify which type of binding you want, and everyone should follow their partner's preferences when making pages.

Posting: You must post in the swap thread if you join.  It will be our main means of participation, and it will help your partners get to know you.

Mailing:  DCNs and other proof of mailing will not be required.  However, if any of your partners do not receive your page, you must remake one and send it again. Please make sure you send all PMs for sending and receiving to TwiztidBlood. All participants will be required to ship internationally.

Communication:  Please don't hesitate to ask me or TwiztidBlood questions.  It's not possible to communicate with us too much! Make sure to PM TwiztidBlood and your partner when you send and when you receive.  If you are going to send late, make sure to let TwiztidBlood and your partner know.

Here is the link for the first round:

Discussion Thread
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222843.0

Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=224514.0


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Chunky Page Swap Rd 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (formatted for mailing please!):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES, as this is required.
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)?

What theme would you like for the chunky pages you will receive?
What kind of binding do you want for the pages you will receive?
How many groups (5 people to a group) would you like to be in (please remember that you will be obligated to complete 4 chunky pages for each group you are in by the deadline)?


You MUST post in the thread at least once per week. Are you willing to do this?
Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures or have your partner post pictures?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE. ALSO PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE "Chunky Page Swap Rd2" OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF ALL PMS.


*Welcome First-time Swappers!

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

1. sheepBlue
2. TwiztidBlood
3. WYOKrista
4. little green dragonfly
5. Wyked
6. sweetbettieleigh
7. Lmcbride
8. EOCrafter
9. slappersire
10. calluna
11. goatgoddess
12. PhoenixLlewelyn
13. middlebrook
14. heini
15. thanate
16. Samantha.Arch*
17. gamemom42
18. pocketwatch
19. tigrisgalaxy
20. panthermoon
21. Velvet Rose

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Group A: Lmcbride, heini, sheepBlue, thanate, panthermoon
Group B: WYOKrista, slappersire, velvet rose, Wyked, little green dragonfly
Group C: little green dragonfly, EOCrafter, PhoenixLlewelyn, middlebrook, Samantha.Arch
Group D: sweetbettieleigh, sheepBlue, TwiztidBlood, goatgoddess, calluna
Group E: EOCrafter, Wyked, pocketwatch, sweetbettieleigh, velvet rose
Group F: pocketwatch, tigrisgalaxy, WYOKrista, goatgoddess, gamemom42





4033  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 43 Gallery on: March 08, 2009 09:05:44 PM
Thanks! I modge podged a bunch of pages of hebrew text I had (awesome thrift store find) to an old board game board and then covered that with layers of acrylic paint. The tree itself is sharpie  Wink I love painting but really love the sharpie for crisp edges - still have a ways to go with the painting skillz.

4034  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 43 Gallery on: March 08, 2009 06:59:44 PM
Yay, I'm so happy you like it all.

Here's another picture of the tree before it got warped  Cry I thought the board I used would be thick enough...



I love the dino bones mold! It was such a random find, but I hope you have fun playing with soap in the near future  Grin
4035  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Favorite Quote Swap Gallery on: March 08, 2009 11:51:21 AM
Whoa! I love the book that turns into a hiding spot. I've always meant to do something like that but have never gotten around to it. And the shot glasses are oh so appropriate  Cheesy

What a great start to the gallery!
4036  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Quotes Swap (send outs 3/27) CLOSED on: March 08, 2009 10:53:22 AM
Looks like we have our first pictures in the gallery!  Grin

Just a friendly reminder for everyone, please make sure you PM me when you send AND receive. Thanks!
4037  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Alphabet ATC V,W,X Swap ( Sign Ups March 4 - March 10, Send Outs March 31 ) on: March 08, 2009 08:14:23 AM
I was ignoring this thread for a while now...and now I've just managed to convince myself to sign up  Roll Eyes

...I'm bracing myself for the impending addiction.

 Cheesy
4038  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Quotes Swap (send outs 3/27) CLOSED on: March 07, 2009 04:56:52 PM
Updates: I have one medium/large item all done and drying. A second in progress, and a third in the beginning stages. It feels good to get some stuff done finally! Grrr to daylight savings for taking an hour away from crafting tomorrow!
4039  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Card-issues: Why I am addicted to making cards...also chunky page fun! on: March 07, 2009 02:04:18 PM
these are awesome! do you sell your cards, because you certainly have made enough to do so!

also:
"Boy: You are the most beautiful girl in the world. Girl: You're just saying that. Boy: No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality."

squee little miss sunshine!! you're my hero for that. that quote always makes me laugh, every time i watch that movie.  Grin

I've been told I could sell them, but I haven't tried. I don't know how many people would actually buy my sketchings.

I love the quote too! I was going to make the two characters be a grandfather and kid, but out of the context of the movie it didn't seem quite...right. LOL.
4040  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Quotes Swap (send outs 3/27) CLOSED on: March 06, 2009 06:13:14 PM
I posted the swap gallery here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295669.0 so when you get your package be sure to share all the awesome swappy goodness  Cheesy
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