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Topic: Altered Puzzle Pieces, Round 8; Sign ups to 3/10; Final Send out 04/14  (Read 8874 times)
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« on: February 23, 2014 02:18:38 PM »



GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432124.msg5170939#msg5170939

THE BASICS
Swap name: Altered Puzzle Pieces - Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: JillHogan
Sign-up date range: 02/23/14--03/10/14
Date to send item by: ASAP after partners for first mailing (no later than 03/14/14); 04/14/14 for altered pieces

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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



THE DETAILS
Time to finish up some pieces for your in-progress altered puzzles, or begin a new one!

For this swap, you repurpose or purchase a jigsaw puzzle (cardboard or wooden) and send two pieces to each of your partners.  You can choose the theme, or you can let your partners have an artists choice.  Totally up to you.

Ideally, we will be in groups of six, meaning you mail out and alter ten puzzle pieces.  (This is subject to change slightly, based on how many swappers sign up.)

This is open to international partners. Willingness to ship internationally is required for this swap, given the small size of what were sending.  

PIECES MUST BE ENCLOSED IN CARDSTOCK OR A GREETING CARD.  If you think it needs to be hand cancelled, please write that on the envelope.  Personally, Ill probably be sending mine in mailers, because it just seems safest.  But use your judgement based on the size and thickness of the pieces your mailing.  Remember how difficult it is when a pieces goes missing (it is a puzzle, after all!) Thanks.

While waiting for partners, you should:

1. Buy or choose a puzzle.

2. Assemble and number the backside of EACH piece.

3. Decide if you want the pieces facing the same way or all over the place. Add arrows to backs of pieces to indicate which direction. (On the questionnaire, I will ask if your pieces are one direction or any direction).

4. Choose your theme or themes.

5. Prepare your pieces.  Some people just mail them as they are; others sand them a bit and add some gesso to make a clean slate.  Its up to you.  

6. You can write a letter to include with your pieces and make your wishes known - glitter or no glitter, 3-D or no 3-D, words or no words, whatever guidelines you have for your finished pieces. You can also say "Artist's choice with an ocean theme" or "Artist's Choice" - this means each partner will decorate/alter the pieces in his/her own way and you will have a puzzle with a random look.

7. Remember, you will send out your pieces to each partner for altering. It's a good idea to copy or trace pieces before sending out if anything goes missing.  


INSPIRATION THAT MAKES YOU KNOW YOU JUST HAVE TO JOIN:

Here are some Craftster altered puzzle masters and mistresses:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411337.0#axzz2uBZqJgbG
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361510.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360625.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359769.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355620.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355110.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351118.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349476.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=340758.0#axzz2kBcP1mMf

And some galleries from previous rounds:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402222.msg4728413#msg4728413
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411738.0#axzz2uBa8Uxjx
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386111.0#axzz2uBa8Uxjx
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326587.0#axzz2uBa8Uxjx



THE QUESTIONNAIRE
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer, JillHogan:

QUESTIONNAIRE 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)

Can you take photos when you receive?
Will you take photos before sending?

List a theme or themes for your puzzle pieces:
Do you want partners to decorate/alter in one direction? (if so, make sure you arrow your pieces on the back)
Do you want/like 3-D embellishments? (This is relevant if you plan to frame your completed puzzle.)
Any allergens in your house? (pets, smoke)
Any allergies that you have?
Anything YOU DO NOT WANT TO receive (nudity, profanity, something else)?
Any other guidelines you'd like your partners to follow?


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.

Participants:
1. JillHogan
2. EmilyXOrange
3. stillatthetop
4. donniesgirl
5. IsikkahJai
6. vincentvanbuck
7. luvebuggy99
8. artmomto5
9. cmarion3
10. sushipanda
11. smittenheart
12: rscowtown
13. smmarrt
14. CDEeeek
15. sammylouise40
16. gala_apples
17. GoldenSunshine
18. seeuudee
19. zigg13pra
20. hazelly

Group 1
JillHogan
Luvebuggy99
smittenheart
donniesgirl
artmomto5
zigg13pra

Group 2
stillatthetop
sushipanda
cmarion3
IsikkahJai
gala_apples
zigg13pra

Group 3
smmarrt
EmilyXOrange
vincentvanbuck
GoldenSunshine
rscowtown
CDEeeek

Group 4
stillatthetop
seeuudee
vincentvanbuck
IsikkahJai
sammylouise40
hazelly
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014 08:53:39 AM by JillHogan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014 07:13:02 PM »

So excited for this swap!
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Swap 'til you drop!

I love swapping altered puzzle pieces! PM ME! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014 07:46:15 PM »

Huzzah!  Filling out questionnaire now.  Cheesy
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stillatthetop
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014 09:29:53 PM »

Filled mine out...I hope I get accepted  Grin

~T

He, hee, hee. 24 pieces...took me sort of 15 minutes to put together  Grin
I will definately be numbering the backs of my pieces, along with the arrow thing.
And tracing the puzzle...just in case we have a shipping error somewhere. Or I need help to get the darn thing back together when I receive. Or just in case members cover over my notes  Roll Eyes Just kidding...Feel free to add your signatures on the backs...I will figure it out! Ummm. I think that is the puzzle part?  Roll Eyes

Shessh. I used to be good at puzzles. But the one I plan to send is already a beast raw. I can't imagine what it will be when it comes back to me in rare form of individuality.  Cheesy This will be a fun challenge for sure.

As I stated in my sign-up...I have 24 pieces, so I might need to join extra groups...if accepted. I have plenty of supplies to make the same amount for lots of different themes. I love paper crafts.
My pieces are inchie size....-ish. So maybe we can balance that out somewhere.

It will look cool on my wall, where I also plan some hoopla art. And remind me of all my craftster friends.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2014 10:27:31 PM by stillatthetop » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wanting 6" x 6" I spy panels. For a quilt like this:
http://www.grammasbabystuff.com/I_Spy_-_Hill_3_Finished_Smaller.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014 10:15:45 PM »

I will have to see if my crafty mojo is up for altering ten pieces x.x Dat's a lot of ephemera and papers.....either way I'm excited for this swap since the galleries are always my fave, especially when we get to see puzzles all put together :>

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sushipanda
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014 01:46:12 AM »

I've been looking out for this swap since Christmas!  So glad it's finally here.  Planning to send in my questionnaire some time tomorrow. Cheesy  Thanks for organizing JillHogan!
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014 05:43:56 AM »

oh oh oh i want in but im maxed at the moment, but one is in transit and soon as it arrives, ill have feedback so hopefully i can hop in.

Jill you did a puzzle for me in a claim I believe and its adorable! I wanted to try this at our flower store for a craft night, I think the ladies would love it!

Laurel
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014 07:33:45 AM »

Woo hoo!  Finally!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014 10:17:22 AM »

 Grin alright...someone awesome convinced me to sign up. Sending in Q now since my other swap will be sent out soon-ish and I won't be breaking my "one swap at a time rule"  Lips sealed
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014 01:24:37 PM »

There are five or six PMs for this in my box already!
Woohoo!

I've got a cold so that either means I'll be super slow at updating things until I'm better, or that I stay home from work and update super quickly because there's nothing else to do.  But if I'm slow, don't worry. 

I love this swap SO.MUCH.
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