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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: Today at 10:30:35 AM
Howdy, craft along friends!

I just opened round 4 of the Common Grounds swap!  It's a great way to get to know fellow crafters, so jump aboard if you're inclined!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448177.msg5393862#msg5393862
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: Today at 10:28:51 AM
Hellooooo, fellow nerdlings!

I just opened round 4 of the Common Grounds Swap! 

Come early for the best seats!  LOL!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448177.msg5393862#msg5393862
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Common Ground Round 4!! on: Today at 10:20:58 AM
Swap's open, guys!

Come on in, the water's fine!!  Grin

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448177.0
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Common Ground Round 4 sign ups 6/24-7/5, send outs 7/30 on: Today at 10:17:30 AM
Participants:

Bunny1kenobi
Gozer
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Common Ground Round 4 sign ups 6/24-7/5, send outs 7/30 on: Today at 10:16:04 AM


Swap name: Common Ground Round 4
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bunny1kenobi
Sign-up date range: 6/24 - 7/5
Date to send item by: 7/30

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope

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

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: yes
- 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 18 years old: sadly, 18 waved bye-bye long ago.

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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

This has been a really fun swap in the past.  It gives participants a chance to get to know more about other members of our crafty community.

The idea is to find something that 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.  

And we wanna hear what you have in common!  So make sure when you post your goodies in the gallery, that you share what your commonality is!  Grin

Also, don't forget that you need to post in the thread when you sign up, and drop in at least once a week, let us know you're crafting away merrily.

This swap will have a more in-depth q'naire than you might be used to, just to help get some juices flowing regarding what to share with your partner.  I realize that we are going to be sharing a lot of ourselves with total strangers, so be intelligent about what you tell them, but share as much as you feel comfortable with. The questions are mainly for guidelines, so if you feel uncomfortable answering any of them, feel free to skip those ones.

This swap will be for one medium and 2 smalls --OR-- 2 mediums.  Spoiling is allowed if agreed upon by partners.  (Of course spoiling is allowed!)  A handy dandy guide to sizes:

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

Send outs will be expected by July 30.  Tracking number will be required if shipping within the US.  If shipping internationally, PM me info from your receipt.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Common Ground Round 4
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)

Ok, here comes the good stuff... brace yourselves, folks!

Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Favorite patterns:
Least favorite patterns:

Favorite themes:
Favorite books:
Favorite movies:
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite music:

Favorite foods:
Least favorite foods:

Do you collect anything?
Do you play an instrument?
What do you do for fun (besides crafting)?
What do you do for a living?
Do you have kids/grandkids? If so, how many?

Does your home have any decorating themes/colors?
Where have you traveled (if you've traveled)?
Favorite holidays:
Least favorite holidays:
What's on your bucket list?

What crafts do you do?
What crafts do you wish you could do?

Is there anything in particular that you would like to receive?
Anything you'd rather NOT see in your package?

Do you have a pinterest or amazon wish list you'd like to share?  If so, include a link here:

What allergies do you have?
What allergens do you have in your home?

Please include sizes pertaining to items you might like to receive:

T-shirt:
Shoes:
Wrist measurement:
Pierced ears?
Preferred necklace length:
Hips:
Inseam:
Head (where you would wear a headband):
Ring size:

Is there anything else you'd like your partner or the organizer to know?

What is the meaning of life?  Just kidding-- making sure you aren't comatose after filling out all that info! Ha!


Alright, let's party!!

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: Today at 09:08:46 AM
Ok, I had a swap package received by my Book Swap partner, so I can post a few things!  Yay!

Travel mug:


Mug rug (quote is from the book The City of Bones):

"Unfortunately, we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing"

Amelia Peabody (LOOOVE that series) art on a notepad:


Double sided pendant, Amelia Peabody themed (luckily my partner's name also begins with A)-- side 1:

side 2: (I did send it with a chain attached, I promise!  LOL)


City of Bones t-shirt:

(I like the shirt so much that I'm going to make one for me, too!)

And the photo dump continues with a few other projects:

Desert colored infinity scarf:


Cotton candy infinity scarf #2:


Pub sign ATC:

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: June 23, 2016 08:37:12 PM
Them instead are adorable!!! I need to do some RAKs too... I wonder if I could paint eyes and teeth onto a tissue cover rather than the embroidery... Magnets would also be a great RAK item!  See how inspiring you guys are?
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: My Favorite Book Swap Gallery! on: June 23, 2016 08:22:32 PM
Thanks, Smiley! You are so sweet! The patchwork is a mug rug with a City of Bones quote on it, it says, " unfortunately, we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing. " And yes the symbols are also from City of Bones.

And it's so easy to fall in love with Amelia.  I think everyone should read those books, they rock!

I'm glad you like your shirt, ale0059! I'm going to make one like that for me, too. I really liked how it came out.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: My Favorite Book Swap Gallery! on: June 23, 2016 05:04:25 PM
Oh my goodness, how can you go wrong with Aslan and Sherlock?  The fact that there is a book about Moriarty is just too delicious....!  Beautiful bookmarks, lovely earrings (someday I'm going to learn to do that beading), and dig that t-shirt!!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1 - August 31, 2016 ~*Join Anytime*~ on: June 23, 2016 07:05:20 AM
And I'm still getting the rhythm of all this posting and going back and viewing and learning everyone's usernames, but there hasn't been something posted yet that isn't amazing;) I'd love to swap something with someone... so I'm off to go see if I can find a way to do that;)

The Common Grounds swap will be opening next week-- it's loads of fun!  In fact, all of our nerdy friends should check it out on the swap ideas board!  LOL!
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