i have decided to organize our first craftster deco swap. because of the nature of decos, they work best with small groups, so i'm limiting this one to 6 participants. i will be participating in this one, so we need 5 more people.
it's first come, first served, so PM me your info quick!
craftster user name
snail mail address
the proposed time line is as follows:
1 week to sign up/select and post your theme (or post that your book is theme-less) = deadline 3-17-04
1 week to get blank book ready and sent out by 3-24-04
1 week to work on each book = mail out deadlines 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
everyone should have their completed book back in their possesion by may 12. photos of the completed books will be posted in this thread.
participants PM info to me, and i will PM complete address list to all participants in the order you will be sending.
please do not deviate from this order or everything will go kablooey.
this is a moderately long term commitment, so please don't sign up if you cannot see it through to the end.
now the specs:
each book should measure between 2" and 5" (ie 2"x2" or 3"x5" or 3.5"x4", etc.) this will keep postage costs down, and be a small enough format to enable everyone to work quickly.
the artwork you do in the books should include email address, craftster name, 3 to 7 interests, snail mail address and real name are optional.
you will do the cover artwork for the book you initially send out, either before sending it or after. the book you initially send out is the one you will ultimately get back.
participants will post their chosen theme in this thread by 3/17/04 in order to give everyone time to think about what their artwork will be. this should make the one week turn around time easier to deal with because you will have an idea of what you're doing ahead of time.
if you have any questions or if anything is unclear, just drop me a PM and i'll get back to you asap.
if there is enough interest in this first swap i would be willing to run up to 3 simultaneously. we'll see how it goes...
for some good info on decos, check out these sites:http://www.grrl.com/decos.htmlhttp://www.moderngypsy.com/green/alostart/ala-decowhat.html
and here's to craftster's first deco swap!