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401  Re: IYP 20 Winter Chillin Cotillion Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: April 07, 2012 09:09:03 AM
I received from BOTH of my partner's thursday night!  Woot!!! 

I will start with redstar13's wonderful package!

Here is the whole package together:



Super cute peacock feather earrings!  I, unfortunately, don't have pierced ears, so I think I will take 'em off the hoops and put them onto hair clips so that I can have dangly feathers in my hair!  ^_^  YAY YAY!


And to match, a peacock feather headband!  Redstar said she wanted to keep this, she liked it so much.  I can tell why!  I'm also a huge fan of feathers, but I honestly don't really have anything with feathers.  So yay feathers!!!  Its a really comfortable headband, too!


Irredescent pearl bobby pins.  Can I tell you how much I love these?  I wear bobby pins in my hair almost every day.  I hate having hair in my face.  I wore these to work yesterday, and they worked perfectly!  So cute!!


And, omg, a shirt for me?!?!?!  hehe!  Yay!!!  Its from the Princess Bride, one of my favorite movies!  And the shirt fits perfectly, too!  Not too tight, not too loose, which for me and clothes, is like amazing.  My body is so dumb to dress.  I wore my shirt around all night after I got it.

And here's a couple action shots.  I couldn't get a good picture of myself in the shirt.


Thank so much Alyssa!  I absolutely love everything you send me!  <3


And now, my package from Teachart!

Here's the whole package together:

Since I didn't take another picture of the extras, I will tell you about those first.  In the bottom right is a really cute notepad, that has a magnet enclosure.  And candy!!  My husband tried to walk away with the reeces eggs.  When I scolded him, he said "aw man, I never get swap candy."  Which is a complete and total lie, so don't feel sorry for him.  hehe!  The jelly beans are cocktail flavored!  Ooooo!


My first hoop EVER!  And OMG look at this hoop!  Its AMAZING!  She chose my love of forest critters . . . and of steak and made it into a sampler!  I love the squirrel with the steak!!!  It makes this hoop not only cute, but quirky and fun and totally me!  I love random bits of silly amongst normal life!  Oh it and it was wrapped in a supremely lovely embroidered cloth.  Is it vintage?  It feels vintage!  Its so pretty!!!


Hi steak loving squirrely!  Her stitches are amazing!  She used so many different techniques!!!  I'm reeling with the new possibilities of stitches!


A hedgie and a deer!


And a boat load of vintage emphimera!!!  She said she has a whole bunch of vintage magazines and emphimera.  She wasn't kidding!  There is so much here to play with, I'm so excited!  My brain was designing new ATCs as I pulled out each item.  I was surprised my husband was so interested, because he too stood and looked at each sheet with me.


And then at the end I realized that she had sent me a little elephant friend as an extra and it didn't make it into the group shot, so its gets its own picture.  ^_^

Thank you so much, Emily!  I now have a hoopla wall!  ^_^
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402  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: April 06, 2012 07:48:30 AM
I received a super awesome ATC from lilusa this week for my fancy animals theme:


I absolutely love this!  He is quite the proper fish, with his monical and top hat!  hehe  I love the background, too.  The tissue paper over the book page, and its sparklie, too, event though it doesn't show on the picture.

Thanks lilusa, I love it!
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403  Ongoing ATC Swap - April 2012's Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: April 05, 2012 09:26:23 AM



Show off the ever fantastic ATC's you've received in this month's swap here!
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404  ONGOING ATC SWAP - APRIL 2012 (CLOSED!) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by jillybeans on: March 30, 2012 12:58:46 PM



ONGOING ATC SWAP--APRIL 2012
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

YAY YAY!  Up and running again, here is 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!  (giggle)

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.
 
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 - April 2012
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until April 30th, 2012
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 (gozer)
- 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 18 years old: YES



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to jillybeans, and include the words "April Ongoing ATC swap--request to join" in the email title.

*Name of swap  Ongoing ATC Swap - April 2012
*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)
*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 send/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.* 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, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

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., how many 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 you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:

Quote
I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper 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)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats

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 to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  March ATC Swap--Sent[/i] or March ATC Swap--Received (or some variant of that, lol)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to whom(4), in each email to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!) Easy as pie!

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

Send by 12/16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> YowzaSwapper = fantasmic theme

Send by 12/17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> WowwieSwapper = stupendous theme
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 = 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 gallery (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 gallery!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, jillybeans, or co-organizer, gozer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.    
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405  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 27, 2012 12:55:24 PM
I received from Witchhippie this weekend for my mythical creatures theme (she also sent me an extra!)



She says she is new to drawing, but I think they are fantastic!  I love 'em both!  Thanks so much, Witchhippie!
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406  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 22, 2012 03:06:48 PM
I received this week from IsikkahJai for my Non-Curse Words theme (she even sent me an extra!)


My husband really loved the Sword and the Stone reference, he is a fan of that movie.  I actually use "fudge cicles" a lot, too.  hehe  Thanks IsikkahJai!  They are awesome!
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407  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2012 in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 22, 2012 02:49:31 PM
Are you guys tired of me posting personal swaps for bookmarks yet?  Well too bad, because here's another!  This time from kimchery! 



She sent me a lovely metal one with really cool glass beads.  And the tatted bookmark, how cool is that?!  And she chose the perfect colors, I loooove blue!  Thank you so much, kimchery!  My new bookmarks rock!
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408  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 19, 2012 02:46:20 PM
Time to add yet another awesome card to this awesome gallery we have here!

I received this weekend from the ever amazing, gozer for my fancy animals theme!


This cat is indeed ready for the fancy feast!  Yay!  Thanks gozer!  He's awesome!
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409  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 15, 2012 11:48:02 AM
Hi there!  I sent this to Fenore, and she received it and its high time that I posted a picture of it!  ^_^


Yay sugar skull!  Its done in acrylic paint on a fabric canvas background.
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410  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap March 2012 - GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 15, 2012 10:51:32 AM
jmiller, that is an awesome HP card!  What a cool idea!  I especially love my HP "M" as well (for Moaning Murtle)

so pretty, simplyshereena!  The veil effect is really cool!

what an awesome and beautiful zentange, jennden!  I think I need to add zentangles to my list of themes because always love all the ones that get posted.  I'm a huge fan of moons, too!

I received from Mountains and Clouds (earlier this week, geez I'm a slacker!) for my tree theme and she sent me an extra as well (because she's so super awesome!)


A really pretty swirly tree and another entitled "eucalyptus" that has such pretty colors!  Someday I'm gonna have to frame all my trees together because I've gotten really pretty ones for that theme.  Thank M&C!  I love 'em!
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