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« on: June 30, 2014 12:27:20 PM »

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Check out some of the amazing work done in the June swap!
We have art by Oath Keeper, Kosmicgirl, CDEeeek, Senator Organa and vincentvanbuck




ONGOING ATC SWAP - JULY 2014
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, its 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.

-Please post pictures of your cards here!

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - JULY 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kosmicgirl, co-organizer vincentvanbuck
Sign-up date range: July 1 until July 31, 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 kosmicgirl, and include the words "July ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title. After July 15, please send everything to vincentvanbuck

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - July 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!  



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

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.

CLAIMING

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


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:


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I claim GenericFabulosaSwap per 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
ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

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.  


ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
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: May ATC Swap--Sent or May 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:
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I sent some ATCs today!  

DUE DEC 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

DUE DEC 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBl oop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper (yet another fascinating theme)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

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

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
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).

FEEDBACK
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!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, kosmicgirl.  This thread is specifically for claims only.


THIS MONTH WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN ME AND VINCENTVANBUCK!!!!
I'm going away on holiday for a few weeks end of July, and I don't know what kind of internet access I will have. Vincentvanbuck has agreed to coorganize the swap with me, taking over  in Mid-July until I return.
BE NICE TO HIM, GIRLS! Smiley
« Last Edit: July 15, 2014 12:05:15 PM by kosmicgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014 12:27:29 PM »


The claims thread is found here: JULY ATC SWAP CLAIMS

Please remember to notify vincentvanbuck when you send and receive cards!

Thanks everyone. I'm sorry if this month is a little bit more confusing than you're used to!



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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014 12:27:40 PM »

Last out in June was CDEeeek, so she gets to start this month Smiley

I claim Rockingbearranch for bubbles

8/6/2

7/6/2

Hello, I am Cynthia, I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two cats. I prefer no leather or real fur or anything racist or hateful. Otherwise, go wild.

Themes for the month:

Halloween
Haunted Mansion
Design a Book Cover for a favorite book(yours or mine, anyone's)
Ghostbusters quotes
Vintage Board Game
Harvest Moon
Wacky Packages(a reproduction or make your own!)
The word June
In a perfect world.....
Honey and Bees
Pinball
and anything inspired by my Pinterest or a previous swap list!!!



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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014 01:09:46 PM »

No takers..?
I claim CDEeeek for a honey and bees card
1-0-0

Hi, Anna here. Looking forward to a long, never-ending July. (Going travelling again, and I don't want it to end Cheesy ) Turning 40 this month as well... not realy looking forward to that part, to be honest.
Still in Germany, and I enjoy all kinds of cards Smiley

Themes this month:
Odd greeting cards (thanks Blu for this one!)
Birthday
Cake
Depression

Have fun!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014 02:09:26 PM »

I claim kosmicgirl for birthday.

1 claims, 0 sent, 0 received.  Due 7-16

I live in Texas, USA with my other half and various fuzzy butts. Let my suggestions inspire but not restrain you!

My themes are:
Chagall
made up website
caligraphy
craftastic
sock monkey
Davinci drawing
feathers
penny arcade
dandelions
graphic design
sewing machines
Mystery Science Theater 3000
your magic carpet ride
the 12 steps of ATCs Anonymous (all steps are available)
a Jehovah's pizza guy selling girl scout magazines
plein air
fiber or fabric
movables
figure study or any other nude/adult theme
combine 2 themes, mine & yours
artist's choice
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014 11:01:12 AM »

 I claim rockingbearranch for the 12 steps of ATCs Anonymous  and I will begin at Step One.  (first things first, after all...)

1st, 0, 0


Hi I am Meg in upstate NY, usa.  I have been away from ATC swaps and am sooo glad to be back. I live in temporary housing where there is no mail but am getting any mail at my old apartment where I swing by several times a week. I love cats, Nature, miracles, meditation, the sun, raucous laughter, wildflowers, organic gardening, and crafting.
Stuff I do not wish to have on a card - nudity/sexuality, religion, gore, leather.

My list

Anything in turquoise
cats, be they wild or domestic
Natural elements
seed beads
embroidery
The ocean - anything about it
antique nautical
Maine
moveables
peek-a-boo, hidden stuff, etc
wildflowers
Gandhi
peace and how to achieve it
little old ladies
what is the mourning dove mourning?
ooooh soooo retro


thanks for swapping!!



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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2014 01:53:08 PM »


I claim blupaisan for a surprise (ie haven't made my mind up Wink )
2-0-0

Hi, Anna here. Looking forward to a long, never-ending July. (Going travelling again, and I don't want it to end Cheesy ) Turning 40 this month as well... not realy looking forward to that part, to be honest.
Still in Germany, and I enjoy all kinds of cards Smiley

Themes this month:
Odd greeting cards (thanks Blu for this one!)
Birthday
Cake
Depression

Have fun!
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014 02:20:59 PM »

I claim KosmicGirl for a depression ATC. 

1 claims, 0 sent, 0 received

I live in Illinois, USA. I would prefer no "big 3" religion themed cards.  Smiley

My themes are:

Tardis
Space
Sci-Fi
Villains (Disney, comics, Star Wars, etc.)
Woodland animals
Silhouette
Popular children's books
Hipster animals/animals with glasses and/or mustaches
Vintage tarot cards
Dreamcatcher
Your own short story
Tattoos
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2014 02:45:52 PM »

I claim LollipopStitches for hipster animals

1/0/0

Hi! My name is Michelle and I live in North Carolina.   I'm up for any style of ATC; however, please no nudity, risque, gore, religious or vulgarity please. Profanity and a little blood okay though.  I'm a bit of a movie/tv fanatic so most of my themes are related to those. You can check out my profile here for favorite characters and also my pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/spikefan/ for favorite quotes/scenes/etc.

My themes:

seahorse, octopus, or humpback whale  (more realistic than cute)
elephant or mammoth (more realistic than cute)
40s/50s diner, ice cream parlor or malt shop scene
outdoor cafe scene
candy shop or bakery
The Walking Dead (TV) - Daryl, Michonne, Merle (no zombies)
The Boondock Saints
Supernatural (TV)
Lord of the Ring/The Hobbit (movie)
Pirates of the Caribbean - (especially Will Turner, Tia Dalma related)
Vampire Diaries/The Originals (TV)
Revolution (TV)
Thor (movie version)
Loki (movie version)
Dexter (TV) - blood is okay but nothing violent or gorey, character based preferred
Being Human (UK)
Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes (UK)
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2014 03:30:22 PM »



I claim spikefan for elephant.

2nd, 0, 0


Hi I am Meg in upstate NY, usa.  I have been away from ATC swaps and am sooo glad to be back. I live in temporary housing where there is no mail but am getting any mail at my old apartment where I swing by several times a week. I love cats, Nature, miracles, meditation, the sun, raucous laughter, wildflowers, organic gardening, and crafting.

Stuff I do not wish to have on a card - nudity/sexuality, religion, gore, leather.

My list

Anything in turquoise
cats, be they wild or domestic
Natural elements
seed beads
embroidery
The ocean - anything about it
antique nautical
Maine
moveables
peek-a-boo, hidden stuff, etc
wildflowers
Gandhi
peace and how to achieve it
little old ladies
what is the mourning dove mourning?
ooooh soooo retro
strange inventions


thanks!!
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