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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / M&M Minis Tube Swap Gallery! on: April 13, 2011 07:41:26 PM

Discussion thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376183.0

Post away with your fabulous pictures!!  Cheesy
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / M&M Minis Tube Swap (Send-Outs May 2nd) on: March 22, 2011 07:50:16 AM

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=378258.0

Swap name: M&M Minis Tube Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lilacprint
Sign-up date range: 3/22/11-4/5/11
Date to send item by: 5/2/11

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

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: 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: 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 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


Swap Details:

Purchase 1 tube of M&M Minis (http://mms.com/us/about/wheretobuy/) Each participant will have one partner. (Slightly larger 'mega' tubes are also allowed.)
Eat contents!
Alter and decorate the complete outside of the tube to your partner's liking, and FILL to the brim with all the crafting goodies you can! Ribbon, buttons, beads, scrapbooking embellishments and stickers, tiny crafting tools, fibers, ephemera, etc. Small crafts can also be included.
If it does not fit into the tube, don't send it! This is a low-stress, budget-friendly swap. Wink No point values to worry about!
If you and your partner do agree to do a personal swap of extras on the side, that is completely fine, and we would love to see!


Shipping Info:
Delivery confirmation numbers required for all US swappers. International swappers must obtain a shipping receipt to scan or photograph if needed. Bubble padded envelopes recommended for shipping!

Be sure to send your partner as well as the organizer a PM when you have sent and received!

Questionarre to Answer:

Name of 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?:
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):
What would you like your partner to know? List your favorite colors, themes, motifs, etc.:

All swappers must have access to a camera and be able to upload photos in a timely manner after receiving. Taking photos of swap contents prior to shipping is also encouraged in the event that photos are otherwise not available.


If you want to participate, send your info to lilacprint via PM!

For any other questions, please refer to the swap info guide. (http://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html)

Color Codes:

Sent
Recieved
Sent & Recieved


Partners:

lilacprint --- EnginerdLisa

tearE --- SunflowerSmiles

flower --- ChristieAnn

bobbinalong --- aethelberga

astrangeone --- SilverMoon

lindyv321 --- snazzlecraft

Belladune --- cabaute

x_maggief --- Tree27

MeganCrafts --- MaxParadise

amymarie78 --- crazyalien8

knuckleheadsmom --- najaorama

Laura_Lynn125 --- crystallized_art
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / M&M Minis Tube Swap? on: March 21, 2011 04:27:42 PM

A mix between the Pringles can swap and the matchbox swap! Decorate an M&M Minis tube (which will require eating them, yum!), and fill with crafting goodies!! I'd love to host this as my first swap. Tell me what you think! Wink
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / My First Diaper Cake! on: March 19, 2011 06:49:13 AM

Here's a diaper cake I made for my sister's baby shower last week.

The inside is make from Luvs newborn diapers wrapped around a bottle of baby powder. The tiers are wrapped with sports themed receiving blankets, and the bottom tier was then covered in baby clothes and bibs of the same theme. Add some ribbon and toys, voila!

PS: Scored the adorable sparkly blue wire ribbon from the Dollar Tree Easter section. Even baby boys need some sparkle! Ha ha ha.


5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Wanted: Supplies for Breast Cancer fundraising! on: March 16, 2009 08:23:07 AM
As a participant in the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, I have committed to raising a considerably large of funds for the cause. Aside from personal donations, I will be teaming up with my sister (a fellow walker) to collect smaller donations through cookie and t-shirt sales, as well as passing out $1.00 awareness ribbons.

Here's where you can help...

I know a lot of us craftsters tend to 'hoard' our supplies, and I'm always willing to spread the wealth of a good cause! If you have any of the following, and are interested in making a contribution, please let me know!! Here's what I need:

- Pink ribbon
- Safety pins
- Cellophane bags
- Cardstock, tags
- Containers for donations (small buckets, etc)

... and any other 'pink' supplies you'd be interested in donating! (these don't have to be brand new!)

I know these supplies are relatively cheap, but every little bit counts-- and if someone has any extra just lying around, I'd love to see that go to use before going out to spend on new supplies!

P.s. Here's a link to my personal fundraising page, if you'd like to take a look:
http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/Walk/TampaBayEvent?px=3192324&pg=personal&fr_id=1301
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Magnetic Poetry Swap? on: January 12, 2009 06:44:33 AM
Okay, so I have a thing for magnetic poetry (http://flickr.com/search/?q=magnetic+poetry). I see it on someones fridge, and I just can't resist. Not only does it provide endless amusement (I joke), but it's super fun, cheap & easy to make a set. It's also very easy to tailor the words to fit someones interests/personality, so we suggest themes to our partner.

A couple of how-tos, even though it's awfully self explanatory:

http://crafts.suite101.com/article.cfm/magnetic_poetry
http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/649-Avery-Labels-Magnetic-strike-Poetry-strike-Words

I'd like to organize, anyone interested?
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