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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: The Laboratory of the Nefarious Dr. Hedwith (gobs and gobs of pics) on: Today at 09:05:12 AM
Wow! Thanks!!  Tongue
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Woodland creature and enchanted forest swap2017 s/u 3/3 to 3/15 s/o 4/27 on: Today at 09:01:23 AM
I've had my projects decided on for a few days now, but haven't had time to start anything yet. I'm anxious to get started though!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- March 2017 Gallery! on: March 22, 2017 07:16:57 PM
CLM I'm glad they arrived safely, and I'm glad that you like them!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 17 on: March 22, 2017 09:39:24 AM
Im a little confused, you craft your commonality, but you don't need to find your commonality?

Yes, you find your commonality, and when you post in the gallery, you share what commonalities were the focus of the items you received. This is why the q'naire is a bit more involved than the norm, and of course, lots of communication between partners is strongly encouraged. The idea is to actually get to know a little about our fellow craftsters, especially outside of our mutual crafting hobbies (if possible- in the past, we've had partners who've had very little in common but their love of crafting, and that's ok too. At least there's always a fallback.  Grin). Check out the past galleries for some ideas of how this has worked in the past.  Smiley
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 2017 (Sign-ups open all month) on: March 21, 2017 03:30:04 PM
I claim curiousfae for artist's choice

3/2/3

Hi, I'm Deanna from Sunny AZ!  I'm a mom of 4 but most are grown. My little "surprise" baby is still in elementary school though, and he loves to browse my collection, so please keep it family friendly! And I like creepy/scary, but for his sake please don't get too over the top.

Some themes I'd love to see:

Tell me a story (depict an experience you had and tell me about it. I'll share your story in the gallery when I post)
It's not easy being green
Victorian Style
Black/red/teal
There's a skull in there somewhere
Snake oil label inspired
Unlikely classified ads
Your favorite.... (color, food, book, movie- whatever!)
Animals wearing costumes
Alien landscape
Out dated inventions
Mythology
Fairy Tales (esp. dark or twisted)
Cryptozoology
Unsolved Mysteries
Artist's choice

Thank you for claiming me!


6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: The Laboratory of the Nefarious Dr. Hedwith (gobs and gobs of pics) on: March 20, 2017 05:44:20 PM
cool! That's pretty flattering!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: March 20, 2017 04:36:42 PM
Shameless plug!

Anyone who might be interested in this round of the Common Grounds swap, it's open now:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451901.0
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: March 20, 2017 04:34:41 PM
Shameless promotion for the Common Grounds swap!

Check it out here, fellow Nerdlings:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451901.0
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 17 on: March 20, 2017 04:27:32 PM
Joining the Party:

bunny1kenobi
Chr1stChan
MissingWillow
BigBangMomma
gozer


Partners:

gozer <--> MissingWillow (by request)

Sent my package
My package was Recieved
I Sent and Received a package
I'm running behind (and I let b1k and my partner know)
I need to PM b1k right away!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Common Ground round 5 S/U March 20-April 1, S/O April 17 on: March 20, 2017 04:25:27 PM


Would you like to get to know some of your fellow craftsters?  Here's a great way to find out what you have in common with other crafters in our community!

Swap name: Common Ground Swap Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range:March 20/17 - April 1/17
Date to send item by: April 17/17

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

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

Additional Age requirement? no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: yes
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO no
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO yes
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions: yes
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO yes

Details of swap:

Your mission will be to find something you have in common with your partner and craft to that. Maybe you dig the same TV show, or types of books.  Maybe your hair is the same color, maybe you both just love Mexican food, or you have the same number of kids.  Perhaps you both play an instrument, or both love to run.  Whatever it is, you can craft something that has to do with your commonalities.  

This swap is for 2 small items and 1 medium item -OR- 2 mediums (whichever works best for whatever inspiration strikes you) that apply to your commonality.  Give your partner as much information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing! You and your partner DO NOT have to find the same commonality! This will be a great way to "meet" new people and make some new crafty friends. Please post in the thread at least once per week, and when you post your pics, make sure to tell us what you and your partner had in common!

Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423857.0#axzz2uT8j8N00
Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432316.0
Round 3 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438730.0
Round 4 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449762.0

Shipments within the US will require Delivery Confirmation.  If you are shipping internationally, you'll need your shipping receipt.  


If you are not sure what I mean by small or medium, here's a rough guideline you can follow:


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

SIGNUPS WILL CLOSE AT 10 PM MOUNTAIN TIME ON 4/1!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer - please write Common Ground questionnaire in the subject line:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Common Ground Swap Round 5
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)


Favorite color(s):
Color(s) you dislike:
Favorite book(s):
Favorite movie(s) and/or tv show(s):
Favorite themes- be as specific as possible!  For example, if you like video games, say which; if you like fairy tales, specify. If you have favorite animal(s), let your partner know which one(s).
Hobbies/activities besides crafting:
Anything in particular you'd like to receive?
Anything you'd rather NOT get?
What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you admire or wish you could do?
Do you have any allergies?
Are there any allergens in your home?
Do you have a wist or pinterest that you'd like your partner to see?
Any other info you'd like to share? (Help your partner out- they are trying to learn as much about you as possible!  Some ideas to get you started- do you play an instrument? Color schemes/themes in your home? Do you have kids/grandkids? Do you work and if so what do you do? Fave foods? Do you collect anything?.... and so on...)


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.

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