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1  Re: Spell My Name Round 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kayrun on: November 22, 2015 02:00:13 PM
whew!
finally got pics uploaded & ready to post!

a big, big thank you to my amazing partner!!!
puzzled-penguin is multi-talented, and so thoughtful!  If you ever get the chance
to be her partner, GRAB her!!  LOL

She sent the sweetest postcard and covered up the letters so I could guess what each was
before actually discovering her "key"  Smiley

First, everything was wrapped in colorful tissue:

my name is Karen, plus she did the initial of my last name = G

Here are my pitiful pics (Louise, if you have any better ones, feel free to post -- I am one of
the worst photographers  Tongue)
and the letters stand for:
K= knotted neutrals neckscarf    (modeled by my doorknob)
A = azure avian applique  (amazing!)
R = refillable refreshments  (mmm...can't wait to try this loose tea w/ cloth bags)
E = environmentally unlikely tree  Smiley  (another amazing hoop)
N = not very wild animals  (these darling puppets will make an entertaining gift, but I may keep the zippered bear pouch just for ME  Smiley
G = Gus & Shawn's favorite pineapples  (from one of my favorite TV shows, Psych)

plus some lovely extras....had a cup of the Twinings tea as soon as I opened the pkg & it's very nice!
the soap smells just wonderful!!

I love love love it all, and I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to see each item! 
She did such a good job of stalking me, and her craftsmanship is outstanding!!
Thank you just doesn't express my gratitude, dear partner!!
I feel totally spoiled!!
(and of course the swap pkg anxiety has kicked in.... hopefully yours will arrive in a week or so!)









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2  Re: 2015 Shop the Swap discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by kayrun on: November 01, 2015 12:35:25 PM
no worries, Smeddley!  I'm sure it'll be wonderful when it arrives~

in shop news, I've whipped up a little crown for dress up play


and added some more yarn to my shop~
plus a cute lil Tupperware bowl that might be useful as a crafty storage container~
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3  Re: 2015 Shop the Swap discussion thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by kayrun on: October 11, 2015 06:05:40 PM
tried my hand (ahem, arm!  Roll Eyes at arm knitting last night,
and came up with a cowl (not sure whether to finish it off with a twist
in it or not....)  



I have some gray yarn as well, if anyone is interested in a gray cowl....
these will be 1/2 point, as they are so FAST!! (and I got the yarn on sale  Smiley
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4  Re: September 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by kayrun on: October 06, 2015 03:28:03 PM
I rec'd a great pkg from anna.w
and here's a mediocre photo.....
she even included an extra of some stitch markers -- what a nice surprise!
(I also love your enclosure cards....very elegant!)
thanks so much for a great pkg!!
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5  Re: Bookmark Swap Rd 7 in The Swap Gallery by kayrun on: September 29, 2015 02:43:52 PM
so my bookmark arrived yesterday, and I could hardly believe how quickly it made
the trek all the way from Canada to South Carolina!

and I was surprised & pleased to receive such a lovely sewn & embroidered bookmark!!
(my photo is kinda sorry, so you can't really see my name at the bottom of it, but it's
really nice in person!!) oh, and the fabric has a birdie on the back, so she nailed
my likes of trees, birds, nature, etc  Smiley
thanks bunches, dfabbric!!! (and I hope you like yours whenever it arrives  Smiley

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6  Re: STS Winter Market 2015 **Shops ONLY** in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kayrun on: September 27, 2015 03:42:30 PM
Shop is Open
~~Kayrun's Shop~~


I am Karen G from GA / now in SC, and am almost exclusively a knitter (I am trying to crochet a bit, and sometimes do papercrafts or hand sewing).  I have a lot of yarn, so feel free to ask about custom colors for any items displayed, and I'll see if I can accommodate you!
Thanks for shopping with me  Smiley
(non-smoking home with dogs)

Handcrafted items:

custom shrug (for RaraAvis) = 2 points

knitted crown -- 1/2 point  claimed by artsycandice
fun for dressing up or make believe games!
this is knit from 100% wool, and is approx 14" long (will stretch a couple of
inches to fit larger head) -- I haven't seamed it yet, so could add inches if needed...


facial scrubbies -- 1/2 point for the pair  (can add a small bar of handmade oatmeal soap for an extra 1/2 point)
crocheted by me in white cotton yarn
large = 4 in. across; small = 3 in.




armknit cowl-- 1/2 point  (claimed by kwality)
soft acrylic/wool blend, could join with a twist for infinity scarf style-- just LMK


Market bag = 1 point reduced to 1/2 point
100% cotton
dimensions:  approx. 10 in. by 12 in., not including strap (can measure if needed)


Foliage Hat = 1 point   reduced to 1/2 point claimed by kwality570
hand knitted by me of Cascade 220 superwash, adult size, ribbed band = approx. 9 in. laid flat


Knit bookmarks = 1/4 point each
choose either lace or bow tie




knit hat ornament
= 1/2 point (can make more in your choice of colors)



Washcloths -- 1/4 point each
100% cotton yarn; these are examples & may not all be available,
but I will match your request as closely as possible & knit to your specifics





OR I am happy to custom make cloths for you --
samples of my work:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kayrun?set=washcloths&view=thumbnail


SUPPLIES :::
pumpkin cookie cutter set = 1 point....reduced to 1/2 point
metal; range from 4.5 inches down to 2.25 inches


set of 5 take out cartons = 1 point....reduced to 1/2 point
approx 4 in. tall, hold 26 oz
(think I got these anticipating using for birthday party favor boxes, perhaps?
instead they got lost in craft stash purgatory  Tongue )
they have FoldPak 26 stamped on the bottom, and are like these:
http://www.webstaurantstore.com/fold-pak-26whwhitem-26-oz-white-chinese-asian-take-out-container-with-wire-handle-100-pack/99926WHWHITE.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CJuRzanPysgCFdgBgQod_AUOgA


FREE with any purchase:
Minion coloring book
  claimed by spikefan


another freebie with purchase:
3 small hearts I've knitted -- good for appliques or attaching to notecards
largest is approx 3 inches across
(plz excuse loose ends...I'll finish them off before sending)


Needle Felting Mold == FREE with any purchase  claimed by Smeddley

knitting book = 1/2 point
bought 2 of these by accident!



YARN ~~

1/2 point per skein, unless otherwise labeled:

Go Team yarn
acrylic worsted, colorway = Champion (gray + blue stripe)
1 available

claimed by kwality
Vanna's Choice yarn   
acrylic worsted, colorway = colonial blue
1 available

Berroco Vintage yarn

acrylic/wool blend, worsted, colorway = 5164
1 available




Lion Brand Bonbons yarn  claimed by kwality
pack of 8 mini skeins, cotton, sport weight (ea. skein is 28 yd)
colorway = nature


Mitten Spun yarn
color = candy stripe pink, made in Michigan
~ 163 yd, worsted handspun (Romney + Merino)

Heartland yarn
acrylic, 251 yd, color = Denali


green silky cashmere yarn  claimed by spikefan
bought at Stitches South this past April -- the vendor was demonstrating a machine that twists various yarns into one strand...this is made up of 4 strands of cashmere/silk
200 yd -- judging by wpi, looks like about fingering to sport wt


Keppi yarn  claimed by spikefan
worsted wt acrylic, one ball makes hat (pompon included in center of ball)
color = Rose Garden


Cascade 220 wool, claimed by L2E
worsted weight, 220 yds per skein
purple/dark blue shade (label missing, not sure of exact color #)
2 available:  one skein + one rolled into a ball (small swatch has been knitted up -- will include that to make the ball to its orig weight)



Skeinz DKwool
3 available -- random pink print;
according to Ravelry page, this has 110 yds per skein (100% wool)


Jeany Denim yarn = 1/2 point for the pair  claimed by artsycandice
by Loops & Threads -- 76 yd (acrylic/cotton blend)
bulky weight


Mirasol Kutama // claimed by LxM
color = russet; alpaca & wool blend; bulky (67 yds per skein)
2 skeins available (may have more upstairs -- just ask if interested)

Debbie Bliss alpaca/silk DK  claimed by L2E
one is blue, one brown
alpaca & silk blend; DK (105 m per skein)


mystery multicolor yarn claimed by Smeddley
rainbow
I believe this is wool, and I think it's hand dyed
looks like worsted wt (weighs 88 gm)

Noro Taiyo sock yarn = 2 points claimed by kwality570
1 available:  color S8, lot A
fingering weight, 420 meters, cotton/wool/nylon/silk

Red Heart Soft claimed by kwality570
yarn in fuchsia
worsted weight to aran wt acrylic, 256 yd

mini bowl = 1/2 point
Tupperware tiny Preludio bowl in Amethyst....good for storing beads or other small craft items
approx 4 inches wide (lid) and 2 inches tall



halloween stickers (1/2 point for all)


halloween stamps = 1/2 point for the set
rec'd in a swap....made by patty o furniture -- never used & I should let 'em go to a home where they'll be used and loved


Orange Fleece Fabric == 1 point reduced to 1/2 point
claimed by Smeddley
1 yard (still in plastic from when I ordered it)


Claims I have made:
loves2experiment to kayrun:  kokeshi pouch (2 pt)
underthemountain to kayrun:  custom address labels - 3 sheets/1point
jillybeans to kayrun:  balsamic pumpkin seeds (1 pt)
iota1617 to kayrun:  bunny puppet + carrot puppet = 1 point (plus fabric tape as  a bonus)
RaraAvis to kayrun:  necklace + bee pouch = 1 point
UtM to kayrun:  raspberry jelly = 2 points
MissingWillow to kayrun:  Pottery Ring Dish (white), 1/2 point + Monkey Farts soap, 1/2 point
                  Peppermint Bark - 1 point  (total = 2 points)
spikefan to kayrun:  Embroidered Twinchies - .5pt each x 2 = 1 point (dandelion + red mix)
Smeddley to kayrun:  "Strawberry Quilt" squares = 1 pt + bonus free claim = Flannel Fat            Quarters - 0.25 pts each x 2 = .5 pt (if my math is correct)....I'd like the first one in each row


Claims made from me:
kayrun to Smeddley:  multicolor yarn (.5) + orange fleece (.5) + free needle felting mold
= 1 point
kayrun to kwality570:  folaige hat (.5) + red heart yarn(.5) + Noro yarn (2) = 3 points
kayrun To LxM: Mirasol.5 x 2 = 1 point
kayrun to spikefan:  green silky cashmere yarn (.5) + Keppi yarn (.5) + minion coloring bk (freebie) = 1 pt
kayrun to artsycandice - knitted crown -- 1/2 point; Jeany Denim yarn = 1/2 point for the pair (1 pt)
kayrun to loves2experiment - debbie bliss alpaca/silk dk blue + brown - (1) & 2 skeins of Cascade 220 x .5 = 1pt (total = 2)
Kayrun to Kwality570:  Vanna's Choice Yarn .5 + Berroco Vintage Yarn .5 + bonbons yarn .5 + armknit Cowl .5 (2 points total)
RaraAvis to kayrun:  Leather strawberry coin purse (1 pt)


Current: 1  (started with 3, spent 13,  collected 11 & add pending for grand total) 
spent: 13
Pending:2
Total (current + pending ) = 3
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7  Re: August 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap Gallery & Discussion in The Swap Gallery by kayrun on: September 21, 2015 12:40:25 PM
received a very nice pkg from sarasmile --
(sorry for the crappy photos....I realize now that I should have taken everything
out of the ziplocks  Tongue

anyway, she sent some goodies for me, but best of all, she is supporting a cause dear
to my heart -- the American Indians on Pine Ridge reservation.

so we have:
bookmarks + double point needle holders: (love the fabrics used!)


(the bigger bag has a BUNCH of rice hand warmers, which the folks in SD can definitely use
this winter!!)

and
lots of tote bags, which will also be useful on the rez (plus I may hang onto one for my
own use -- am trying to be a bit more "green" oriented recently)


thanks so much, buddy!!  this was a FANTASTIC pkg!!
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8  Givers and Needers Swap Round 13 (su Aug5-12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kayrun on: August 05, 2015 09:41:26 AM


GALLERY!!! 
   http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440401.0

Swap name:  Givers and Needers Swap Round 13
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  kayrun
Sign-up date range:  Aug 5-12, 2015
Date to send item by:  Aug 23, 2015 (givers);
                                 Sept 2, 2015 (needers)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

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

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: correct
- 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: 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
(newbies must pinkie promise that they'll follow through with their thank you pkg!!)
- 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:
Welcome to the Givers and Needers swap! This is round 13!

Is your stash invading your craft space, over flowing your drawers, and pouring out of the closets? If so, this swap is for you!

OR

Do you need supplies to be able to try new crafts, complete those pinterest projects, or refill your empty craft room? If so, this swap is for you too!


WELCOME GIVERS!

If you have an overabundance of craft supplies and are feeling the need to purge, here are the details you need to read!

Givers will send a box of craft supplies to a needer so they can continue their love for crafting.
In return, you will receive a small crafted item as a "thank you" made with love from your needer.
The giver can choose the size and amount of supplies they send, just make sure to send enough to help the needer without breaking your budget. Send something you'd be happy to receive.

This is a great way to destash and help a fellow crafter who may for various reasons need some supply help.

WELCOME NEEDERS!

If you have more cobwebs than craft supplies in your closets, here are the details you need to read!

Needers will receive a box of supplies from a very generous giver.  In return, you will send a thank you gift that is the equivalent of a small. The thank you gift does not need to be crafted from the supplies the giver sends. The minimum is a small, but feel free to spoil your giver!

At this time, I prefer to only take applications for Givers OR Needers (no signups for both groups,
until I see just how involved the matching is going to be!  I may put out a call if I have room for
more of one than the other, so stay tuned  Smiley )

Other IMPORTANT Info:

^Please put G&N 13 in all PM subjects.
^Please mark all PM's with Approval, Sent, Received
^I reserve the right to refuse ANYONE based on late sending, history of incomplete packages, etc, etc.
^You must have swapped at least once before to join this swap as a needer.

Should your needs be something that no givers are offering, you may be contacted about changing your questionnaire.
Should you be offering something that no needers need, you will contacted to change your questionnaire.

Please be sure to take pictures and post items that you receive. If you do not have a camera, please PM your partner and ask them to take pics for you!
DC# are needed for ALL packages! If you are sending from or to someone outside of the USA please keep your receipt. I will need a copy of it once you send!

Please go through your stash or your needs well before filling out the questionnaire, this way, you know exactly what you have to give and what it is you need, it’ll be a great help when partnering time comes.

No one likes to be flaked on, so please only sign up if you can complete this swap.
Communication is important! You must communicate once a week; and don't forget to post in the thread before sending your signup form (per Craftster rules).

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Givers and Needers Swap Round 13
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)
I understand that a tracking # (within US) or a copy of my postal receipt (international mailing)
is required for this swap:  YES/NO
I have posted in the swap thread:  YES/NO
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Givers:
How many packages would you like to send (this isn't guaranteed, please put the maximum number you are able to send):
What types of supplies do you have to give? Please be as specific as possible!
1. Fabric/sewing supplies (including patterns, trim, stuffing, buttons):
2. Beads/Jewelry supplies:
3. Crochet/knit supplies (books, yarn, hooks, needles, etc):
4. Art supplies(paint brushes, etc):
5. Pottery/clay supplies:
6. Paper/scrapbook supplies:
7. Needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, etc):
8. Soap/Candle supplies:
9. Image reproduction supplies (silk screening kit, stamp carving materials, etc):
10. Other (please describe):

Please list any Pinterest or wists you may have to help your partner to design an awesome thank you gift:

Anything else you’d like your partner to know?

Needers:
What types of supplies would you like to receive? Please be as specific as possible!
1. Fabric/sewing supplies (including patterns, trim, stuffing, buttons):
2. Beads/Jewelry supplies:
3. Crochet/knit supplies (books, yarn, hooks, needles, etc):
4. Art supplies(paint brushes, etc):
5. Pottery/clay supplies:
6. Paper/scrapbook supplies:
7. Needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, etc):
8. Soap/Candle supplies:
9. Image reproduction supplies (silk screening kit, stamp carving materials, etc):
10.  Other (please describe):

Anything else you’d like your partner to know?


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.

*Copied and pasted from rounds 11 & 12!! With the appropriate edits made*
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418590.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428074.0

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428074.0#ixzz3hxVqh3qQ


AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Givers:
name/ supplies
1.  Smmarrt == cowboy-themed fabrics - mostly reds, blue and a mix of cotton and flannel, food novelty fabrics, trims, rickrack and zippers, some beads, mixed paper, rubber stamps,  box of random crafty things, kits (parent & child)

2.  quaggy == fabric (cotton), buttons, zippers, patterns, trim, some charms and other odds and ends, paintbrushes, watercolors, oven bake clay, paper, stickers, odds and ends like tins for altering, felt, pompoms, chenille stems, craft magazines, wooden shapes to paint, felt

3. kbrison == Cricut machine, mats, tools; some stamps, embellishments, lots of paper

4.  mom2em == some fabric scraps, buttons, ribbon, wire, beads, tools, paper & embellishments, rubber stamps, things to alter, wicks, scents, molds, other candle making supplies


Needers:
name/wishes
1. sdelnegro514 == included items from all 10 areas, (open to many crafts)

2. darkangelwingz == Paper/scrapbook supplies, Beads/Jewelry supplies, art supplies, or soap/candle supplies

3. sheepBlue == fabric bigger than 4" x 4", cotton fabric (FQ size) for screen printing, especially looking for orange fabric, can't say no to pretty beads, findings, charms, also yarn for baby type projects (not pastels).

4.  underthemountain == beads large enough for stringing onto memory wire (glass, plastic, wood, all welcome, memory wire, beading thread/needles, clasps), have a yudu so any supplies for that would be appreciated, also stamp carving erasers or pink carving rubber, love rubber stamps, craft books

5.  Grannie Lois == Paper/scrapbook supplies:
Cricut machine and cartriges, mats, embellishments, scrapbook paper, scrapbook supplies,  charms,  rubber stamps, stickers

6. bookstorebabe == Beads, findings, embellishments, any unwanted costume jewelry, broken chains, odd earrings,wristwatches,acrylic paints, brushes, E6000, Ailene's clear jewelry sealer, and mod podge.


R = Received
strikethrough = feedback given
Partners:
Givers ----------> Needers
R < kbrison ---> Grannie Lois>> R ^
R < quaggy  ---> sheepBlue >> R ^
R < quaggy  ---> sdelnegro514 >> R ^
R < Smmarrt ---> darkangelwingz >>R *
R < mom2em ---> underthemountain >> R ^
mom2em ---> bookstorebabe >> R *

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9  July 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kayrun on: July 02, 2015 01:32:26 PM


Swap name:  July 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  kayrun
Co-organizer:  rscowtown
Sign-up date range:  July 2nd through 31st (2015)
Date to send item by:  2 weeks after claim

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

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

Additional Age requirement? No

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: affirmed
- 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: 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: correct
- 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 a Pinterest swap, meaning that your fellow Craftsters will claim you for something you have pinned on your Pinterest site.  If you don't have a Pinterest but are interested, go here www.pinterest.com to request one.  We recommend having at least 50 pins before you start a Pinterest Swap (so that others can get an idea of your likes & style wants)

(strikethrough doesn't apply to this round, since it's been a year since last round)
If you are late in a previous Pinterest swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted. If you still have outstanding claims in any previous round, however, you can still join as long as you are not already late in sending. Also, these swaps are totally independent of each other so if you have maxed out your unreceived but not late claims in last month's swap, you can still make that number this month. Also, the swap organizer reserves the right to refuse participation to those C-sters that she does not feel can meet the requirements or that do not jive well with the group.

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer (+ co-organizer).  Please send a PM (including the month of the swap) when you claim, when you send, and when you receive.  People who consistently fail to communicate will be asked to take a break from the Pinterest swap and maybe try again in two months.
** for the July 2015 round, PLEASE be sure to include both kayrun & rscowtown on all communication

Please do not post in this thread until you have been approved by the organizer. This thread is for lists only. Only post once. If you need to change/add something, simply "Modify" your post. The discussion/gallery thread is located here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439845.0


FAQ: Please READ

How does this swap work?
You may choose from anyone's Pinterest board once they have posted a link and bio in this thread.  This is not a chain list swap; its more of a free for all swap.  However, when possible it is nice to claim from those who haven't been claimed or who have claimed more than they have been claimed for. You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your item on its way to the lucky recipient.  Remember to PM the organizer ( & co-organizer) and the recipient when you claim, send, and receive.
Please include the swap name and month in your subject line! Please make sure to include who you are claiming, sending to, or receiving from. You may have up to 2 outstanding (not received) claims. If you are FOC you may have up to 3 outstanding claims.  Everyone MUST make at least one claim.

What should my bio and link look like?

Once you have been approved, you may post in the list thread.  There is no one way to do this but please be sure your bio includes the following:
         - your location and a brief bio (include allergies in red please)
         - your Pinterest link
         - list of boards that are to be used for this swap, or simply say something like "all my boards are game"
         - whether you are okay with supply claims
if you'd like to see a sample, please check a previous round:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434910.0

What do I need to send?

This swap is for either one medium or 2-3 small items for each claim.  A medium item is one that takes 2 or more hours, $10 - $30, some examples are a single necklace or bracelet or a scarf.  A small item is one that takes 2 or less hours, $10 or less, some examples are earrings/wallets/pouches/bookmarks.

How do the organizers ensure that claims are even?
We don't. But we do try.  One way is that we highlight your name when you have claimed more times than you have been claimed.  We ask that people claim from those that haven't been claimed yet or who have claimed more often than they have been claimed, but there is no guarantee that if you send 5 times that you will receive 5 items.  In fact, theoretically it is quite possible to not get claimed at all.  If this is a major concern for you and you know you would miserable if things were not always even, this may not be the swap for you.  However, I will say that for the most part this is not a big problem in this swap so far.


How closely does the item I send need to resemble the item pinned?
It depends on who you are claiming.  Read the bios carefully.  Read the pins carefully.  Some of us pin items for inspiration and are fine with items that are simply inspired by our pins. Others would like the item to look as close to the pin as possible.

What happens if I am flaked on?
If you are flaked on, you will only receive an angel for as many packages as you have sent.  If you were claimed for 3 packages and you sent 2 packages and one package was flaked on - you will not receive a swap angel.

What do I do if I'm not being claimed?
If you are not being claimed, it might be time to consider your pins.  Do you have enough variety?  Are there enough small and medium items?  Do you have items pinned that require a variety of crafty mediums (ex: knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery, etc...)?  Are your pins realistically craftable?  You should shoot for at least 20-30 pins (this includes only those pins you want to be claimed); maybe more if most of your items are on the large side or primarily in one crafty medium.  We have some talented folks on here... but not everyone can do all crafts.  If you find you aren't being claimed...try adding more pins. Annchen posted a great reply about this in the December swap that I highly encourage reading if you are not being claimed.


I hear a rumor that there is a giveaway; is this true?
YES!  It is true.  Each month, there is a giveaway.  You get one entry into the random drawing for each claim you make.  At the end of the month, we'll use a random number generator and that lucky person will receive a crafted item or crafty supply.  We cannot tell you what the item might be upfront because we like to cater it to the winner's interests and needs.  Also randomly but not necessarily every month, there might be additional giveaways so make sure to stay up to date on the discussion thread so you don't miss out!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer + co-organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  July 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
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?
Do you understand that a tracking # (within US) or copy of your postal
receipt (when sending from abroad to US) is required as proof of mailing?  YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Your Pinterest link:  
Have you posted in the discussion thread?  (required in order to join swap)  YES/NO


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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10  Re: Spell My Name Round 11 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kayrun on: April 20, 2015 09:26:15 AM
my pkg arrived!!!

Whistley did a wonderful job of spoiling me   Grin

everything was wrapped in my favorite design (chevrons)


and then, she did my favorite trick of including CANDY for each letter, with a cute
tag attached that explained all of the items she crafted!!


so I got Kit Kat + Almond Joy + Reese's PB Egg + Eggs (bubble gum) + a Nest (coconut)

and on to the surprises!!
letter K = a lovely Knot Bag, which will be great for my knitting projects
(love this fabric)


letter A = Avian stitch markers (adorable, and I love this type!)


letter R = a Rug for my mug (adorable fabric, and check out the stitching on it!  impressive!!
definitely a labor of love~)




letter E = Embroidered minion hoop  (cannot tell you how much this made me smile  Smiley


and letter N = Needlebook with balloon from UP on it (another favorite movie!!) & now that
I'm doing more hooplas, I need this to keep track of my needles!


I cannot thank you enough, Emily -- a huge amt of work went into this pkg & is MUCH appreciated!!
I hope others can get a small sense of this pkg from my pics -- enjoy!!
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