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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2014! on: November 01, 2014 08:22:19 AM
November's Swap is posted!  Go sign up here.
12  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Ongoing ATC SWAP - NOVEMBER 2014 (Signup November 1 - November 30) on: November 01, 2014 08:09:44 AM
CLAIMS: (Total # of Claims - Total # of Sent - Total # of YOUR cards received)

Totals updated: 12/21/14

10 Claims
Mountains and Clouds (2-0-2)
psyche (2-0-2)
ChameleonHound (7-0-7)
rockingbearranch (7-2-5)
gozer (1-0-1)
rockmygypsysoul (2-0-2)
kwality570 (3-0-3)

7 Claims
vincentvanbuck (0-0-0)
kosmicgirl (4-0-4)
Allegrae (2-0-2)
jillybeans (1-0-1)
whatthepuck (2-0-2)

1 Claim

contact organizer ASAP

kosmicgirl --> psyche (girly art)

rockingbearranch --> kosmicgirl (movables)
ChameleonHound --> rockingbearranch (artist's choice)

rockingbearranch --> ChameleonHound (movables)
Allegrae --> rockingbearranch (winter holidays)
ChameleonHound --> Allegrae (sewing with buttons)

gozer --> ChameleonHound (movie posters)
rockmygypsysoul --> gozer (mermaids) sent 12-8
ChameleonHound --> rockmygypsysoul (flower)

kwality570 --> ChameleonHound (movables)
rockingbearranch --> kwality570 (artist's choice)
rockmygypsysoul --> rockingbearranch (selfie) sent 12-8
kwality570 --> rockmygypsysoul (Hope)

rockingbearranch --> kwality570 (movables)
psyche --> rockingbearranch (Christmas)
ChameleonHound --> psyche (the letter Y)

kwality570 --> ChameleonHound (Joss Whedon)
Allegrae --> kwality570 (your favorite food)
Mountains and Clouds --> Allegrae (eggnog with rum)
psyche --> Mountains and Clouds (moon on a string)
ChameleonHound --> psyche (fish jokes)

kosmicgirl --> ChameleonHound (Joss Whedon)
rockingbearranch --> kosmicgirl (ice queen)
jillybeans --> rockingbearranch (Christmas)

ChameleonHound --> jillybeans (artist's choice)

whatthepuck --> ChameleonHound (pirate animals)
rockingbearranch --> whatthepuck (minion)
whatthepuck --> rockingbearranch (winter holidays)

rockingbearranch --> whatthepuck (famous works of art)

kosmicgirl --> rockingbearranch (Weihnachten)
ChameleonHound --> kosmicgirl (mixed media)
Mountains and Clouds --> ChameleonHound (Joss Whedon)

kosmicgirl --> Mountains and Clouds (artist's choice)

13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / ONGOING ATC SWAP - NOVEMBER 2014 - Gallery on: November 01, 2014 07:55:49 AM
Post your amazing cards from November here!

Claiming thread
Discussion Thread
14  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Ongoing ATC SWAP - NOVEMBER 2014 (Signup November 1 - November 30) on: November 01, 2014 07:42:54 AM
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

Welcome to the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible Ongoing ATC Swap! (You know you want to join!)
So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!
This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.

Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  Remember, it's a craftster requirement to post at least once in your swap's discussion area!
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.


Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - NOVEMBER 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: vincentvanbuck
Sign-up date range: November 1 until November 30, 2014
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

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
- Is at least 16 years old: YES

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 18 years old: YES

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to vincentvanbuck, and include the words "November ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title.

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2014
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?:
*What is the exact size of an ATC?:
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive?
(if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending):
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?:
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?:
*When sending sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?
(Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.):

*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims. **Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.** This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  


Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few, as little as 1) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap.


1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., the number of cards not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people to whom you've sent them.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   New Years Baby
2)   Resolutions
3)   Food w/ Faces
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  

1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.
    (It's also good form to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  
2.  Please include one of these at the title of the message: October ATC Swap--Sent or October ATC Swap--Received
     Be sure to include the month!
3.Be sure and include the following in each pm to the organizer:
  • (1)"send by" date
  • (2)theme
  • (3)sender
  • (4)receiver

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!  

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper (yet another fascinating theme)


This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the swap (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the swap!

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, vincentvanbuck.  This thread is specifically for claims only.
15  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing ATC SWAP - OCTOBER 2014 (Signup October 1 - October 31) on: November 01, 2014 07:37:21 AM
And.... the October Swap is closed.
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: October 31, 2014 03:30:32 PM
Prompt: October Flash Mob - Trick or Treat
Team: Multimedia
Project Name: South Texas Wolpertinger Ninni
Brief Description: I was fortunate enough to be partnered up with the esteemed Ludi in the Fall/Character Ninni Swap.  Ludi listed Cryptids as one of her themes, with the wolpertinger being a particular favorite, so I knew right away that was what I wanted to go with.  Little did I suspect how "trick"y it would be to get this little monster to do what I wanted him to do!  I had to switch materials twice (at first I bought a "craft fur" that shed EVERYWHERE as soon as I cut into it, then struggled to get my new sewing machine to do what I wanted to do, ultimately leading me to switch from machine-sewing fabric to hand-sewing felt), and start over about three or four times.  Somehow I finally managed to trick him into being captured (in crafty homage), and let's just say that I was quite happy to get him shipped off to Ludi.  Wink
Project Picture:

His backside is made up of craft feathers:

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ on: October 25, 2014 09:51:14 PM
And I survived homecoming. Senior year in Texas demands a huge hoco mum. Which I never heard of. And it has to be all white.....

Ohhh and just have to show off a picture of my mum. It was huge...it hung around her neck and was dragging on the floor behind her and it still wasnt bigger than average. LOL Crazy.

The craft stores around here have a whole section devoted to mum supplies in all the school colors come Homecoming Season... maybe that's part of the reason it takes us so long to get Halloween supplies up.

I am so, so, so happy to be the recipient of Ludi's awesome Ursula ninni!  Grin

gozer, your skirt is so cute.  (And I have that same fabric in my stash!)  Wink  Joann had an AWESOME new skull fabric when I went this week.  A lady ahead of me in line had it, and when they put it in the to-be-filed bin after cutting it for her, I asked for some too.  And then the lady getting fabric cut next to me asked if she could have a yard of it after I was done, lol.  The girl at the counter said they can't keep it in stock.
18  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd 10 (SU to Oct 3/14;SO Dec 1/14) on: October 25, 2014 09:37:34 PM
Still here.  Finished Prior Swap #1 and sent out this morning; Prior Swap #2 is due at the beginning of November.  Then all steam ahead on this guy!
19  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R3! SU:CLOSED; SO: Nov. 3, 2014 on: October 25, 2014 09:07:26 PM
I'm still here.... barely got on Craftster at all this week (I got sick on Wednesday).  Anywho, I've finished my previous swap, and sourced all my fabrics, so time to get to work.  I know what I want to do for both patches for Partner 1... Partner 2's will require a little more thinking.
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Fall/Character Ninni Swap: Send out Thursday October 23rd on: October 25, 2014 08:59:07 PM
I sent out today.  I was not anticipating this one being so hard, but it really threw me for a loop.  I started over about 3 or 4 times, and changed materials twice.  I know that my partner will like the subject matter I chose, I just hope the execution is up to snuff.
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