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291  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Trick or Treat Halloween Altoid Tin! Signups closed; send by Oct. 4 on: September 05, 2008 11:07:13 AM
Here's our gallery!

If your name is in red, you have sent. If your name is struck through, your partner has received. Green means you have communicated you will be sending late.

rackycoo (sent 9/22)<> Knickertwist (sent 9/24)  Smiley
amaryllisroze (sent 10/4) <> crafty_dame (sent 10/9)  Smiley
lobsterchicky (sent 10/3)  <> dustmite75 (sent 10/6)  Smiley
Phizzychick (sent 10/4) <> LunaKitten (sent 9/25) Smiley
macreede (sent 10/6) <> darkladymajesta (sent 10/5)  Smiley
alteredmommy (sent 10/4) <> squirrelgirl (sent 10/6)  Smiley
babalina58 (sent 9/23) <> Silly (sent 9/23)  Smiley
goatgoddess (sent 10/2) <> Linda P (sent 9/22)  Smiley
Eveamlizya (sent 10/6) <> Strutter (sent 10/4)  Smiley
qazicat (sent 9/29) <> SunflowerSmiles (sent 9/22)  Smiley
Phoenixfiredesigns (sent 9/29) <> Lindyv321 (sent 9/19)  Smiley
echo_brook (sent 10/4) <> FadingHippie (sent 10/2)  Smiley

Details of swap: Here's a quick and fun swap for Halloween lovers. Decorate an Altoid tin inside and out to suit your partner's Halloween taste. Then fill it with tiny tricks or treats (or BOTH!) and send it to your partner. No extras here; all that is allowed is the decorated tin itself, and whatever tiny goodies you can fit inside. Be creative!

Please be aware that I reserve the right to refuse anyone based on a sketchy swap history (several late sends, poor communication, etc.) Good communication is essential. If you are planning on joining, you

MUST post in this thread so you don't miss out on any of the fun.

Swap name: Trick or Treat Halloween Altoid Tin
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rackycoo
Sign-up date range: September 5 through September 14, or until full
Date to send item by: October 4

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? None, but if you are too young to drive, make sure you have a parent's permission and a ride to the post office!

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: N/A

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


If you want to participate, make sure you post in this thread, and send the following information to rackycoo. I get a ton of PMs, so please put "Trick or Treat Altoid Tin" in the subject line of your pm so it doesn't get missed.

Name of swap: Trick or Treat Altoid Tin
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country as it should appear on the package
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Do you have any favorite Halloween themes (vintage, pumpkins, witches, ghosts, etc)?
Do you prefer standard Halloween colors? How do you feel about purple?
Any other information you'd like to share with your partner?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


1. rackycoo
2. Knickertwist
3. lindyv321
4. Phoenixfiredesigns
5. amaryllisroze
6. LunaKitten
7. FadingHippie
8. Linda P
9. macreede
10. qazicat
11. SunflowerSmiles
12. darkladymajesta
13. squirrelgirl
14. dustmite75
15. alteredmommy
16. goatgoddess
17. crafty_dame
18. Eveamlizya
19. Silly
20. Phizzychick
21. babalina58
22. lobsterchicky
23. Strutter
24. echo_brook

292  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Trick or treat Halloween altoid tin NOW IN SIGNUP STAGE! on: September 04, 2008 08:08:23 AM
I love vintage Halloween and I love altoid tins, so I thought: why not combine the two? How about a fun little swap where you decorate a Halloween altoid tin for your partner, and fill it with either tricks or treats (or better yet, BOTH!)

Anyone interested?
293  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Organizers and Swappers: old "in progress" feedback cleanup! on: September 03, 2008 02:13:14 PM
We're doing a little spring cleaning on the database, and we have set for ourselves the lofty goal of updating hundreds of old "in progress" feedbacks. If you are an organizer and know that you have a incomplete swap that's at least three months old, please go back and update feedback for all participants.

If you are a swapper with an old swap that still reads in progress, consider opening a help desk ticket about that swap. Include a link to the gallery where your partner received and we will update you!

Meanwhile, we will work steadily away to resolve all these old incomplete swaps. Don't be surprised or alarmed if you are contacted by one of your friendly neighborhood swap mods about this. We just like things tidy.  Grin
294  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Little Alice in Wonderland book on: August 11, 2008 06:43:07 AM
Alpha Stamps just came out with a line of Alice in Wonderland stamps and collage sheets, so I thought I'd make a little book using some of them.


The charms on the ribbons were made by stamping with StayzOn ink onto shrinky dinks. Thanks to Crafty_dame for this great idea!

Page one. Alice is stamped on acetate...

...so that she can go visit the White Rabbit!

Page two. Alice goes to a mad tea party. The background pages are from a copy of the actual book, reduced to size. I like having a bit of the story show behind the images.

And, the last page: the Queen of Hearts.

So, there you have it. I loved having another excuse to use my Bind It All.  Cheesy
295  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Supernatural swap angel FOUND! on: July 22, 2008 07:20:49 AM
marcusandila organized the Supernatural swap, but unfortunately, her partner flaked on her. I'm looking for an angel to send 1 large (or 2 medium) items and 2-3 small items. marcusandila is in the US.

If you're interested, please pm me and I'll forward her info on to you.

Thanks, angels!  Smiley

Found! Thanks dbear!!
296  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Clown box on: June 22, 2008 10:36:01 AM
I love a scary clown. I don't know why, but I do have a fondness for them.

I found the perfect little jewelry cabinet for a dollar at the thrift store, and thought it would be fun to make a little shrine, or "clown box". It's about 4" by 7 1/2", so it's a great size.

I removed the drawers, took out the wood partition in the middle, and painted the box with a few layers of paint. I collaged some fun papers on it, and then sanded parts of it down to show some of the paint layers. The clown images are from a collage sheet from Alpha Stamps. The ones in the back wall are set up a little with some sticky foam squares. The clown in the front is glued down just at his foot, and then suspended with gold threads. I know lots of people will think it's creepy, but I'm pretty happy with it.  Cheesy

Here's the clown box in its former life:

Sorry, kitties, you just had to go!
297  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Kawaii swap angel FOUND! on: June 17, 2008 12:15:29 PM
cupcakeaccessories is in need of an angel for the [img=http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=241096.0]http://Kawaii too cute for Asia only to have swap.[/img]

The angel would need to make one large, one medium, and two small items. cupcakeaccessories is in the UK.

Please pm me if you are interested in being an angel! Thanks.  Smiley

FOUND: Thanks, MissDisney!!
298  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Featured projects, Summer 2008 on: June 16, 2008 06:11:33 PM
Here's what's making headlines on the papercrafts board this summer! These are the projects that have received the most "This rocks!" votes on our board. Congratulations, everyone. I love the variety of projects that were chosen!

Handwritten and illustrated Storybook by eukarya

Rainbow Lucky Stars by Dust of Enchantment

Quilled Cherry Blossoms by summertimerolls

Clash of the Titans and Zombie Apocalypse by BananaAmbush

Altered Journal by Phizzychick

A Book of Hope by alteredmommy

Gift bows by Miss American Pie

Japanese 3D Paper Dolls by Dust of Enchantment

299  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / SUMMER of 2008 GALLERY! on: June 08, 2008 07:32:37 AM
Sorry I'm late this month. Time just gets away from me sometimes. Post your summer cards here.  Smiley
300  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Summer inchies on: May 24, 2008 01:13:06 PM
It's summer! Time for some hot weather inchies.  Smiley

These were done with painted and inked backgrounds, a collage sheet from Alpha Stamps, some typed words, and little confetti stars. Surf's up!
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