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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 128 (July 2016) on: Today at 09:21:47 AM
Mlsocci74 your package tracking says out for delivery!!!!!!!!!!! whoooooot!! i cant wait to see it!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 128 (July 2016) on: Today at 09:19:37 AM
Round 129 for August is now open for signups; stalk all you want now as folks sign up, claims will begin on the 1st!

Clicketh Here to joineth!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 (August 2016) on: Today at 09:17:49 AM
reserved for the last person to lay claim in round 128, cuz they will be up for grabs first in this new round for August Smiley
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 (August 2016) on: Today at 09:17:06 AM
August is sneaking up on us!!!! Sign up for Round 129--We have room for YOU craft!:

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(3 claims is a Friend of Craftster or FOC; 2 claims is someone who has been in swapss previously; 1 claim is for newbies)
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sent to person they claimed
Person has received the lovely items crafted especially for them
PP=pictures in gallery for us to drool over
Late with communication; things happen, just drop a PM to your hostess please
MIA Please contact hostess ASAP "We miss you!!"
feedback given=you sent, you received=whooohoooo!!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 129 (August 2016) on: Today at 09:13:40 AM
click here to join the August 2016 round of OWS
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 (August 2016) on: Today at 09:10:58 AM
Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 August 2016

Click here for the Gallery/Discussion for round 129

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rscowtown
Sign-up date range: 8/1/2016---8/31/2016
Claim date range 8/1/2016---8/31/2016 (some claims made near the end of the month will have a ship by date in the following month)
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after the date of the claim

Limited to a certain number of people? No, heck no! when the wall are starting to bow and the ceiling looks like its gonna cave in, we will just get a bigger room!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO--everyone is warmly welcomed! Hey Tell us about where YOU live! share some pix, slap some up on a new pinterest board, let us stalk you from afar....and long to visit you!

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 you betcha, and I got a great co-organizer all lined up
- Is at least 18 years old: YES im gonna be 54 this year wheeeee!

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 comments: 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 is an ongoing swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the gelatin person to post a list at the beginning of the next month.

The size of the can should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours (this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.

ABOUT SENDING AND RECEIVING...
1) When you send to the person you have claimed, you MUST PM the organizer with the delivery confirmation # or if you are outside the US, you need to either PM the customs number on your receipt from the post office or upload a copy of your post office receipt.

2) When you receive a claim, you MUST PM the organizer so she can update the main list.

3) NEW!!!! We are asking that everyone post once a week in the discussion/gallery board--so that we know you're still here with us Smiley  Obviously, if you join mid month, you would only need to post for the weeks you are in the swap (the last 2 weeks cuz you weren't in the swap during the gelatin 2 weeks).

If you post:  "I'm still here but swamped with work!" that's ok! If you want to post a big rambling note about what you did during the week, that's ok too. Don't forget to comment on the awesome items folks are receiving from their claims!

Did you make something that you'd just eat to make again? Post it in the discussion and suggest that mebby someone add it to their wish list so you mebby could claim them! I had lots of paint and brushes left over from when I taught One Stroke Painting classes (am a certified One Stroke Painting Instructor). Some of those brushes and paints were sent to a new home(s) cuz they don't like sitting in my storage rooms down in the store. Do you have extra stuff that needs a new home? list it in a post, and give us a nudge to add it to our wish lists!

Go ahead, check out your excess or duplicate things, mention them in this swap's discussion board and perhaps they too will soon be winging their way to a new home where they will be used!

Let's keep the discussions going and maybe growing--ideas for some games we can do in the discussion/gallery board? I would be more than happy to supply some prizes!

These 2 required PM's are part of communication and are used when giving feedback for participating in this swap.

If you want to participate, information to send to the organizer: rscowtown
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QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 {August 2016}
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If not, please read carefully to be sure you do not claim someone outside your country)

2. Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

3. Do you understand that you are claiming for at least a medium sized item? For this swap a medium sized item means 2 or more crafting hours or over $20 worth of supplies.

4. Are you a Friend of Craftster?

5. How many claims are you allowed? (New swappers--this would be your very first swap ever--1 claim; those who have been in swaps before--2 claims; Friends of Craftster--3 claims) Please type 1, 2 or 3--->

6. Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and if sending, PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?

7. Do you understand that you should post at once a week in the discussion thread?
 
8. Share an August memory:

9. What is YOUR favorite color?

Any questions?
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IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER (rscowtown) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Do not post in this thread until you are ready to make a claim. All discussion needs to be kept in the discussion/gallery thread. Please post at least once in the discussion thread.

When you PM the organizer for sending and receiving please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim.  
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

Please pay close attention to your partners wish list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc. Make sure your own allergy information and your country are prominently displayed in your post.

Do not claim someone while waiting for approval. You may claim as soon as you get approval confirmation.

Have your list including both 15 medium crafted items AND 15 supply items ready before making your first claim (the more you have, the better your chance of getting claimed quickly).

Please include your claims status: How many claims you have made in total, how many are in transit and how many have been received by their intended recipients. i.e/ 4 claims/1 in transit/2 received.

Unsent Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First-Time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two


You may claim again once you have shipped a claim but you can not have more than twice your Unsent Claim Limit outstanding at any one time.

If you are a friend of craftster you can have 3 unsent claims open at a time and no more than 6 total claims open (open meaning in transit as well as not yet sent) no matter how many have been posted. As an example, You claim 3 times, send all 3 cans, then claim 3 more times. Even when you send any or even all of those 3 claims, you can not claim again until a claim has been received. So a person can be 6 claims/3 in transit/0 received. Or 6/6/0 or 8/5/2 or 7/5/1.

If you are not a friend of craftster, you can have at most 2 claims unsent and 4 claims total between unsent and in transit. So 4/2/0 is okay or 5/3/1 or 6/4/2

If this is your first swap, You can have at most one claim in transit and one claim unsent. 2/1/0, 2/2/0, 3/1/1

Please keep in mind that DC#'s are required for all US to US cans and receipts are required for all international clains. If you can not provide a receipt and the can does not arrive you will need to resend the claim.

If you have questions, please PM me! Welcome to the August 2016 Round 129 of the OWS!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Mini Junk Journals on: July 25, 2016 03:36:59 PM
teeny-tiny-sneaky-peeky.......



i couldn't resist putting up a teaser pic for geekgirl  Grin
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini Junk Journals - SU 6/13-6/27 SO 8/3 on: July 25, 2016 03:00:37 PM
i have been stockpiling "junk" envelopes I've received and emptied of their treasures, even labels off ketchup bottles last nite at work, it was sooo hot at work, in the air conditioned dining room, the labels were sweating off the ketchup so I got 2 sets, bags from fast food places we go to, stickers, candy boxes to use to firm up the spine, parts of packagings.

When I am done with mine for geekgirl, I will make a video of it as well. gonna work on pages today as the cover and spine are done but not finished being decorated.
9  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Summer Ninni 2016 - Send out 8/15 on: July 25, 2016 09:33:14 AM
oh that pair of ninni are adorable!!!
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Mini Junk Journals - SU 6/13-6/27 SO 8/3 on: July 21, 2016 04:49:16 PM
I received from Geekgirl and posted a video of a flip thru. I hope it shows ok.

And I also started hers! lol and put in a hidden pocket that i kind of stumbled across. the whole idea came from one of those campaign mailers we got recently that I tore in half and put into my junk journal box.

it's about 8-1/2" tall but I have a fun idea for utilizing that height. ok thats all im gonna tell you, back to working on it!
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