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« on: March 05, 2013 07:40:15 AM »



PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE NOT POSTING A LIST (WITH APPROVAL). THERE IS A SEPARATE THREAD FOR DISCUSSION; THIS THREAD IS FOR BIRTHDAY LISTS ONLY.

I reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who has a history of late sending or poor communication. This is a BIRTHDAY swap. No one should be flaked on on their birthday.

PLEASE READ ALL RULES BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR INFO. THERE WILL BE A QUIZ. NO,REALLY!

PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR LIST UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A PM SAYING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED. YOU WILL NOT BE APPROVED UNTIL YOU POST IN THE DISCUSSION/GALLERY...JUST LIKE IT SAYS IN THE SIGN-UP FORM.

Questions? Please post in the discussion/gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421176.0#axzz2Mg9axGuB

Swap name: March 2013 Birthday Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lindyv321
Craftster member who is coorganizing:
Sign-up date range: March 5-31
DATE TO SEND ITEMS BY:  2 weeks after you make a claim

Limited to a certain number of people?: No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
You must be 16 years old to swap.

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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:  This swap was organized so everyone can get something crafty for their birthday!  Please read the guidelines carefully.

**You have ONE WEEK after being approved for this swap in which to make your first claim!**

1. This swap is list style, like the Ongoing Wishlist Swap.  However, it is NOT chain style. You can choose any birthday Craftsters list that is posted, rather than only being able to pick from the last one posted like in the OWS.

2. This is a medium item swap. A medium item is defined as a craft or recon, etc that takes you two hours to complete OR $20 worth of store bought items. (If bought from a thrift store, estimate what it would have cost new.) However, you may also substitute a few small items for a medium.

3. If your birthday is in swap's current month, you can post your birthday wish list for this month. To do that, you must first PM me with the swap questionnaire filled out and wait for approval. While you're waiting, be sure to post in the discussion/gallery thread:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419872.0

4. Once you have been approved, you may post your list of things that you would like to receive. This is the format for your lists: First post your location and a short bio of yourself, then a list of crafted items you would like, then craft supplies (if any) and lastly you can put a few extras that arent crafted, things like candy or tea. Remember, the more items on your list, the more likely you are to be chosen. The minimum of items to post is five.  Also including your wists, etsy favorites, etc. is a good way for people to get the idea of your likes and style.  If you have any allergies please type them in red in your bio section. Please see "Tips to Creating a Good List" below.

5. Please post lists only in this thread. Discussion can be done here in the combined discussion/gallery thread which is linked up top

Please be sure to post here so that you can be part of the discussion and receive. You will not be approved until you have posted in the discussion thread.

 6. Every birthday participant must make at least one claim. You may have up to two claims at a time, unless you are an FOC or a first time swapper, and then you can claim again once your items are received (not when you mail out). New swappers may only have one outstanding claim; they may claim again after their first claim is received. FOC's may have 3 outstanding claims at a time. Claims need to be made from the "crafted" and "craft supplies" sections of a person's list. The "extras" are just that--extra items you may want to throw in if you are feeling generous, but claims cannot be solely extras. Keep it crafty :-) (I'm asking that if you are sending mostly supplies, that you craft a little something for the bday babe, even if it's a handmade card.)

7. You may get claimed more than once, but your minimum amount to claim is one.  It is possible you may not get claimed at all. In this case you will not be provided a swap angel; angels are only if you get flaked on. However I do my best to make sure everyone gets claimed by keeping track of how many times each person is claimed. If possible try to pick someone who has been claimed 0 times versus someone who has been claimed 3 times.

8. If it is not your birthday but you would like to send a birthday present out you may do so.  Fill out the non-birthday swapper questionnaire and send it to me for approval.  Birthday swappers who receive a present from a non-birthday swapper must send a snail mail thank you card.  You will not receive feedback until I hear from the other swapper that they have received a thank you card.

9. When you choose to fulfill a birthday wish, PM both the organizer AND the chosen Craftster.  At that time, please request the address from the receiver for where to send it.  After that, you have 2 weeks to get the item out the door.

10. It is super important for everyone to keep good communication.  It is REQUIRED that you PM me when you've sent and of course, don't forget the DC#.  It is REQUIRED that when you receive, you PM me and publicly announce in the gallery (even if you don't have pictures).  If you do not send the appropriate PMs, you will receive poor communication feedback.

11. When one of your items is chosen, please cross it out so that it is easier for others to see what has been chosen. (It wouldn't hurt to thank the person at this time either.)

12. If you are sending late you must PM lindyv321 by your send-out date.  If your send-out date comes and goes and you dont PM me, you will receive poor communication feedback.  It should not be my job to hunt you down and find out what is going on.

13. If you are flaked on in this swap you will receive an angel, but only in the amount of packages to which you also sent out. For instance, if you send out 2 packages, and are claimed for 3 packages but are flaked on once, you will not receive an angel because you already received 2 packages, which is equal to what you sent. If you send 1 package and are claimed for 1 package and you are flaked on, you will receive 1 angel.

Please make sure to put "March Birthday Swap or something equivalent in the subject line on all communications. The most important thing to me is communication. Please PM me (Lindyv321) when you send and receive, and please reply to my PM's to you in a timely manner.  

If you format your PMs like this:  
Format for PMs:
Proper label:
"March Bday Swap" and either "Sign-up," "Claim," "Sent," "Received," or "Question"

When sending sent and received PMs include the send-by date, listed in the second post of the main thread, your user name, their user name and the item. Just copy and past the info from the second post if you want!:
example:
Send by March. 14
craftster to craftster -- pretty purse

Outstanding claims allowed:
FOCs: 3 at a time
First time swappers: 1 at a time
Everyone else: 2 at a time

Become an FOC~
http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

TIPS TO CREATING A GOOD LIST
It seems that every month there is someone whose list languishes for a while. I want everyone to get picked so here are some tips for a well-round list:

--Make sure your items are actually mediums and smalls. Quilts are not mediums. Large painted portraits are not mediums. Hand knit sweaters are not mediums. This isnt to say that you cant have any large items on your list (some generous soul may have the time and the inclination to choose one of those!), but the majority of the list should be smaller items

--Listing A surprise plus a well filled out Craftster profile and a link to your wists (with a decent amount of items on it) is always helpful in getting chosen

--Make sure to post a variety of crafting techniques. If you list appliqud t-shirts in five various themes and count that as your required five items, that is more like one item for someone to choose, not five. Having various crafting methods (sewn, knit, crocheted, paper crafted, jewelry, etc.) is going to make it easier for people to choose you.

--Check out other lists in past Bday swaps and the Ongoing Wishlist Swap for ideas for things you never knew you wanted!

If you want to SIGN UP TO POST YOUR BIRTHDAY LIST:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER (BIRTHDAY SWAPPERS):
Name of swap: March 2013 Birthday Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name & Address (formatted for mailing):
When is your birthday?
Have you read and understand all of the rules to this swap?
Are you willing to send at least a medium item per claim?
(If not then you will not be approved.)
Are you at least 16 years old?  Yes/No
Who and what do you claim for crafting? If you do not know yet/it's the beginning of the swap, you have 1 week after being approved to claim someone:
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt.  Yes/No
Have you posted in the discussion thread already? If you say yes and haven't I will not approve you. If you say no I will not approve you. Discussion thread found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419872.0 Yes/No
Quiz: What do you have to do if someone who is a non-bday swapper sends you a gift?
Quiz 2: How long do you have to send out after making your claim?

If it is NOT your birthday and you want to SEND TO A BIRTHDAY CRAFTSTER:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap- March 2013 Birthday Swap (Non-Bday Craftster)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Real name:
Mailing address, including country and properly formatted for shipping:
Chosen craftster and item (if you know):
If shipping within the US, I agree to obtain a DC#: Yes/No
If shipping from outside of US, I agree to provide a copy/scan of my mailing receipt. Yes/No
I understand that I will be getting a thank you card and not a package for this swap.  Yes/No

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZERS VIA PM AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
Please make sure to post in the combined Gallery/Discussion Thread to keep up with updates: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419872.0


PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE NOT POSTING A LIST (WITH APPROVAL). THERE IS A SEPARATE THREAD FOR DISCUSSION; THIS THREAD IS FOR BIRTHDAY LISTS ONLY.

I reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who has a history of late sending or poor communication. This is a BIRTHDAY swap. No one should be flaked on on their birthday.

« Last Edit: March 06, 2013 11:19:55 AM by lindyv321 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013 07:41:16 AM »

Participants:  (claims/claimed/sent)

lindyv321 (2/2/0)

Alchamy513 (1/1/0)

amalgam (1/1/0)

Endymion (non-birthday swapper) (0/0/0)

Claims:
Blue Sent
Green Received
Red Contact me ASAP

Due March 26

Lindyv321--->amalgam a hoop from her pinterest

Due March 27th

amalgam ---->lindyv321 for a 'L' hoopla and some jewelry beads.

Due March 28th

lindyv321 to Alchemy513 --->supplies and jewelry/accesories

Alchemy513 to lindyv321 ----> Vest/wrap

« Last Edit: April 05, 2013 10:26:04 AM by lindyv321 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013 07:53:33 AM »

Hi I am Lindy and will be 32 on March 21st.  I live in Arizona with my boyfriend and my two kids who are 12 and 8.   We are a pretty laid back household who enjoys spending time together.   Some things that I especially enjoy are crafting (obviously!), reading, watching movies, and listening to music.  I am excited to be planning our first trip to Disneyland later in the year but shhhh dont tell my kiddos, its a surprise!  Some themes and things that I really like are tattoos, cats, cupcakes, Harry Potter, turtles, Day of the Dead, jewelry, and hooplas.  We have no allergies in my house so anyone can feel free to craft for me.
I have a rather extensive Pinterest http://pinterest.com/lindyv321/ that has a ton of ideas of things I would love to receive.  Here are some specific wishes:
Crafted:
Harry Potter themed ATCs that can be framed
Harry Potter themed Teesha Moore style patches for a wall hanging
Platform 9 hoop or sign
Harry Potter Shrine
A womens XL shirt that says Its My Unbirthday to wear at Disney.  (please no white shirts) http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503304859083/
Womens XL Peeps shirt for Easter http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503302751258/
A seasonal Welcome Sign like this http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303036811/
A windchime made from silverware
Altered tea/tablespoons.  Can be beaded, painted, wire wrapped.  Anything really
A hoopla for my wall.  Any hoops or designs off my Hoopla board would be great but anything in my above mentioned themes would be especially loved!
A cute fabric envelope that can wrap around my Nook cover to hold my headphones and iPod http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503304955041/
An Ironing Mat that goes on my dryer like this http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503304499603/
This couch pin cushion http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303647435/
Art of any medium for my craft room
Art featuring the letter L for my craft room
Jewelry from my Jewelry pin board.
A Day of the Dead shrine
Painted Sugar Skull
Display like this done with random whimsies, cupcakes, Harry Potter, or Day of the Dead http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503304068758/
I am also up for a Pinterest surprise!  

Supplies:
Embroidery thread
Hoops of all sizes
Washi Tape
Beads or charms
Wool blend felt
Jewelry findings, beads, charms, etc.
20 Metal Tins like this  http://pinterest.com/pin/186336503303893034/
Blank Shrine Kits from Retro Art Gallery or Alpha Stamps

Extras:
Books!  I would love books from my book wants board.  This includes the crafty books to the non crafty books.  Used is A-Ok with me!
Sweets are always welcome
Spicy stuff!  Salsa, peanuts, etc



« Last Edit: April 05, 2013 10:26:25 AM by lindyv321 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013 08:09:12 AM »

Hi! I'm Jessica and I'll be 27 on the 23rd. Right now I'm renting a house in upstate New York with my boyfriend and my cat. I recently taught him to crochet and he's slowly getting better at it than me (shh, don't tell him I said that, or that I'm a little jealous...). We like zombies (especially cheesy zombie movies and Left4Dead), the game Portal (which is going to be my party theme this year!), tea, Doctor Who, Futurama, Invader Zim, Avengers, steampunk, the Renaissance Festival, and really just dressing up in general. Lately we've been obsessed with Just Dance and we play it a few nights a week. We also love card and board games and he's a bit of a role playing nerd. Oh, and we're also starting a container garden this year... even though neither of us can keep plants alive very long... I know this is supposed to be a birthday post for me, but we really just spend too much time together to separate anything specific out... oh, and my favorite colors are black and red and I love anything striped or polka dotted. I like silver, bronze, and copper as well.

I don't have any severe allergies, but I'm fairly sensitive to smoke.

Ok, on to things I'd like. I have a huge pinterest (pinterest.com/Alchamy513) and I'd pretty much love anything off of it.

Crafted:

I wear xl/xxl womans and I can give more specific measurements if needed.

I love accessories like scarves, maybe something like this:
http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923394590/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481920807559/,


A cape or capelet... this one is really cool but not in green: http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923496169/

Slouchy hats

Painted/ stamped leggings like this:
http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923366786/

Apothecary jars
http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923037490/

Signs for our photobooth (that my wonderful boyfriend made), like this:
http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923456684/

Soap dispenser, something like this:
http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481923627219/ or http://pinterest.com/pin/67061481922446102/

Pillows (or pillow covers)

Anything off of my stuffed animal board:
http://pinterest.com/alchamy513/stuffed-with-love/

Supplies:

-Bottle caps
-Pop tabs (I just started making chain maile with it, so much fun!)
-Old light bulbs (this is something I haven't played with yet!)
-Wine corks (actual corks, not the plastic kind)
-Yarn! Even just little scraps, and I love hand dyed too!
-Gears and other watch parts
-Watch faces
-Watch cases
-Skeleton keys
-Anything steampunky


Extras:
-Socks. I love socks...
-Dark chocolate
-Anything chocolate/peanut butter
-Tea! Loose leaf or bags, anything is good but I love black teas and blends.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013 01:16:28 PM by Alchamy513 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013 07:24:52 PM »

Hello! I'm amalgam and I live in Missouri. I'm living the single life in my little apartmartment as I try to declutter from the past 15 years of my life. I work for a government contractor,but I have a Bachelor's in Theatre and Video which I haven't gotten to use yet and I plan on trying my hand at accounting in the near future. In the meantime, I'm really trying to hurry up and figure out what I'm going to do with my life.

Here's the link to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/liko_2000
The only board off-limits is the Fitness Motivation board. You can either replicate something or use my boards as inspiration. I like bright colors, but please no pink. Neutrals are ok if they are being used for contrast. I don't really like country themes or overly cutesy. Please, no nudity, foul language, or creepy/gory stuff.

My Craftster profile gives a pretty good overview of my likes and dislikes, but here's a list of likes to get you started: Steampunk, animation, Japanese pop music, and musicals. Unless it can be hanged on a wall or put on a couch or bed, I prefer things that are functional rather than just decorative (that whole decluttering my life thing Tongue). I have no allergies.

Crafted:
A hoopla based on Craftster's "Justifying Your Hoarding Instincts"
A hoopla of Super Fancy Pusheen http://laughingsquid.com/pusheen-the-adorable-bouncy-cat-from-everyday-cute/
I know better than to ask for a quilt, so how about just some quilt blocks? Whatever size you want to do is fine with me. Smiley
Bookmarks
Reusable produce bags


Supplies:
Cotton fabric or muslin
Batting Scraps
Thread
Bias Tape

Extras:
I like chocolate, especially ones with nuts or dried fruit in it
Fruity, chewy candies
Empty thread spools
If you have any tea that is naturally sweet, I would love try to it. (I'm tired of having to add sugar)
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