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ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / 2019 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: December 31, 2018 07:04:42 PM, Replies: 23
Welcome to the Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread.

Please post your updates, discussions, comments, and questions below.


Join the january swap HERE!



ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Asheville Adventure - The Swap! (Signups CLOSED; Sendouts 1/26 AND 2/16/19) by Mistress Jennie
Date started: January 09, 2019 01:45:28 PM, Replies: 51

THE SWAP!

SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED!

Swap name: Asheville Adventure - The Swap!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mistress Jennie
Sign-up date range: January 9 - 19th, 2019
Date to send Letter by: January 26th, 2019
Date to send Package by:  February 16th, 2019

Limited to a certain number of people? YES, this swap is limited to the people attending the 2019 Craftster Meetup in Asheville, NC!  (So far, that is 23 people.)

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: 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


Details of swap:
It's officially 2019 and the 2019 Craftster Meetup, aka the Asheville Adventure, is coming up in just a few months!  This swap is intended to help folks who will meet for for the first time in Asheville, to get to know a new friend ahead of time.  It is limited to just those attending the 2019 Meetup.*** This 'get-to-know-you-swap' is set up in 2 parts, with 2 different send dates.  (Don't worry, one of them just requires a stamp for postage!)  

***Before we dive further into the details... For those of you saying, "I want to participate, but I'm not going to the Meetup!", please feel free to host a separate swap with a similar format!  Craftster can always use more fantastic swaps, bringing more of us makers together.  Remember, great swaps don't just happen.  They happen because YOU make them happen!

Part 1: Write your partner a letter or greeting card, telling them a bit about yourself; where you live, some of your favorite crafts to make, and something you are currently working on, AND include a new blank postcard from your locale, to help your partner learn about where you're from.  You are welcome to make your card, but it is not required.  Store bought are just fine.  The send date for this portion nice flat item is January 26th, 2019.  

Part 2:  Now that you've learned a bit more about your partner, it's time for the second component of this swap!  You will make 1 Medium crafted item, based on the things you learned about them in their letter, as well as any normal swap stalking via their Craftster profile and Pinterest boards.  The package must also include 1 craft supply for your partner, based on their favorite crafts (and preferences like favorite colors), and 1 treat from your area, such as a locally made candy or tea.  The send date for this package is February 16th.

Completing those two parts is all you need to complete the swap for positive feedback.  Cheesy  However, for anyone who wishes, you may complete an optional Part 3, which will not be counted in your swap feedback, and is completely voluntary...

Optional Part 3:  Craft 1 Small final item for your partner, to give to them in person in Asheville at the Meetup!  Perhaps even using some of the supply they sent to you!  As stated above, this is completely optional, and must be decided individually between partners.  If someone forgets to bring their optional Part 3 item, nothing will be noted on swap feedback or anything like that.  If you and your partner choose not to do this, no worries!  The Meetup is supposed to be fun, not work.  Do whatever works best for you & your partner.



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Asheville Adventure - The 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? (Please consider this. I believe there are only 3 international participants, and I may not be able to partner you with folks you don't know well, if you never swap outside your own country.)

Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Please list the Craftster members attending the Meetup you feel you already know well.  This could be someone you've swapped with multiple times, or even met up with.  My goal is to partner you with folks you don't know well, YET!  The list of folks attending is in the first post of the Asheville Adventure thread.

Please list any Craftster members attending the Meetup that you WISH TO KNOW BETTER.  (No guarantees you'll be paired with them, but I will take it into account.)

Have you met up with any other Craftsters in real life before?

Have you attended any of the previous Craftster Meetups?

What are you most excited about seeing or doing in Asheville?

What crafts do you like to do?

What craft have you always wanted to learn?

How long have you been a member of Craftster?

How long have you been crafting?

Do you have any allergies that would pertain to this swap?  

Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke?

Do you have any allergens in your home, such as pets?

What are some of your favorite foods & flavors?

Are there any foods or flavors you dislike or have allergies/aversions to?

Do you drink tea, coffee, cocoa, etc?

Please list your Pinterest and anything else that might help your partner here:


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.






ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap 150 January 2019 Discussion and Gallery by kittykill
Date started: January 03, 2019 03:05:59 PM, Replies: 77



It's back!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457029.0


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! by gaudiknight
Date started: December 31, 2018 04:12:18 PM, Replies: 130
2019 DeStash Along


Sewing Circle of the Warwick River Church in Denbigh, Virginia.  Pictured Are Anna Hertzler, Alta Yoder, Phebe F. Krause, and Amanda Shenk by Mennonite Church USA Archives, on Flickr

Stashes.  Everyone has one, whether it consists of a single shoe-box full of beads tucked on a shelf or enough yarn and fabric to fill an entire room.  We add to them with thoughts of glorious projects to be, but occasionally these supplies get neglected once we get them home.  This CraftAlong, or DeStash-Along if you will, is here to provide motivation and inspiration to dig through what we have on hand and create marvelous things.  The purpose isn't to be ashamed of our stashes, but to celebrate them.  Let those great materials see the light of day again! Show off the great things you can make without going to the shops!

We'd love to have you along for the 11th year of the DeStash-Along.  There will be themes and challenges each month to provide a starting point if you are in need of  some extra inspiration, but feel free to ignore them if they don't mesh with your current crafty urges.  Whether you stumble upon this thread in January or June, join in the discussions, share projects and pictures, ask questions when you're stumped, and keep on crafting!

Previous Years' DeStash-Alongs can be found here
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED - Embroidery Hoopla RD 15 (Mail by 02/12/2019) by JoyfulClover
Date started: January 03, 2019 08:02:06 PM, Replies: 33

(stitched by PaleAngelLex for Megzy818, R6 - 2011)

The last embroidery hoopla round seems to have been RD14 - "Summer Activities" in 2015.

Link with gallery in first post:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439080.0

Embroidery Hoopla RD 15 (Sign up 01/03/2019 01/13/2019); Mail by 02/12/2019)


Swap name: Embroidery Hoopla RD 15
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  JoyfulClover
Sign-up date range:  01/03/2019 - 01/13/2019
Date to send item by:  02-12-2019

Limited to a certain number of people? 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: No, I am not
- 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/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:
Do you long to start off 2019 by getting your hoopla on? Well, prepare to whip out your needle, thread your floss, and potentially arm yourself with a bandaid (or two)!

We will be signing up for one 6-8" hoop.

Extras are not required, but if desired, please speak with your partner.  All exchanges should be fair, and clearly discussed.  

Please be considerate and post at least once a week.  I typically try to post an engagement question at some point over the weekend if you find yourself stumped for commentary.

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

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: (YES/NO)

What size hoop shape do you prefer? (Circle, oval, square, any)
Do you prefer hand embroidery, machine embroidery, or cross stitch?
What are your preferred colors?
Any colors or themes you do NOT want?
Do you mind words/phrases included in your piece?
Would you be interested in receiving a dimensional item? (3D, or perhaps something that overhangs)

List 3-5 topics/themes for your partner to choose from:
     1.
     2.
     3.
     4.
     5.

[Space for more]


Do you have a pinterest, wist, or website so your partner can learn more about you and your preferences?
Do you have any relevant allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Is there anything else you would 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.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED - Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 ; Sendout Feb 7 by geekgirl1000100
Date started: December 11, 2018 04:51:42 PM, Replies: 82
Swap name: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2




Craftster member who is organizing this swap: geekgirl1000100
Sign-up date range: Dec 11 - Jan 9
Date to send item by: Feb 7

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? Must be 16 years old or older.
*Tracking #s are not required since these will be flat and possibly mailed for a single 1 or 2 ounce stamp, but you will have to resend if the card is not received*
* You can opt out of any International shipping but I would like to encourage people not to, an International stamp from the US is only $1.15.  This would be a good cheap swap to send internationally if you don't normally.

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 a Tracking 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:

What is an ATCoin?  It's like an ATC but instead of a 2.5"x3" rectangle, you work on a 2.5" circle.
If you don't have a 2.5" punch and want to buy blanks that are pre-cut, I found at least one etsy shop that sells them:

Previous Gallery:
Round 1

Examples of ATCoins:
http://somewheretobeme.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-new-thingartist-trading-coins.html
https://inkyfingeredcat.me/2018/05/26/artist-trading-coins-a-new-swap-group/
https://uglybugplans.com/2018/06/20/artist-trading-coins/
https://www.joggles.com/blog/getting-creative-with-artist-trading-coins/

You can also check out youtube and pinterest.

You will:
* make 3 ATCoins for your partner using the themes they list on their questionnaire
* choose 1, 2, or 3 partners
* use sturdy backgrounds. ATCoin backgrounds, like ATCs should be fairly sturdy. For example, printer paper would not be a good background, but cardstock or light cardboard is.


Please Note:
1. PMs should be labeled "Artist Trading Coins" with the appropriate action - Signup, send, receive.
2. Make ATCoins that you would like to receive. Do your best work.
3. I reserve the right to refuse anyone who has a history of poor communication, late sending, or not meeting swap requirements in any other ways.
4. Please post in the thread regularly so we know you're still around; also please communicate upfront with your partner and organizer if there may be/are any issues with late sending. Communication will be noted in feedback.


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: ATCoins
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? (if your ATCoins are flat without raise embellishments, an internation stamp from the Us is only $1.15!)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)


Any allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies?

Do you want 1, 2, or 3 partners?
What are your favorite colors?
Any colors/themes/mediums that you absolutely dislike?

Please list 10 themes, fandoms, general ideas of ATCoins you'd like to receive.  10 is a lot but it's nice to give your partner options!
If you are new to ATCs or ATCoins and need ideas, you could check out the monthly ATC swap and see what people list as themes.  you can be very specific ("cats walking on tightropes" or very generic ("woodland animals").

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Pinterest (or other link) to give your partner an idea of what you like:
Anything else you would like your partner to know:

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO geekgirl1000100 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. geekgirl1000100
2. gozer
3. kwality570
4. Onyxnox
5. madcrafter
6. curiousfae
7. Smmarrt
8. quaggy
9. MunLtStmpr
10. SonjaBoo
11. thanate
12. jenleahlynn
13. pioneer9
14. Nooo
15. audio
16. greybird

Partners

gozer sends to jenleahlynn

geekgirl sends to MunLtStmpr

audio sends to pioneer9

madcrafter sends to greybird

kwality570 sends to Oynxnox
kwality570 sends to jenleahlynn

Oynxnox sends to kwality570
Oynxnox sends to thanate

Smmarrt   sends to MunLtStmpr
Smmarrt   sends to SonjaBoo

Jenleahlynn sends to gozer
Jenleahlynn sends to kwality570

pioneer9 sends to audio
pioneer9 sends to Nooo
pioneer9 sends to SonjaBoo

Nooo sends to thanate
Nooo sends to curiousfae
Nooo sends to pioneer9

greybird sends to madcrafter
greybird sends to curiousfae
greybird sends to thanate

curiousfae sends to greybird
curiousfae sends to quaggy
curiousfae sends to Nooo

quaggy sends to SonjaBoo
quaggy sends to curiousfae
quaggy sends to MunLtStmpr

MunLtStmpr sends to Smmart
MunLtStmpr sends to quaggy
MunLtStmpr sends to geekgirl1000100

SonjaBoo sends to Smmart
SonjaBoo sends to quaggy
SonjaBoo sends to pioneer9

thanate sends to Oynxnox
thanate sends to greybird
thanate sends to Nooo


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 2019 Nerd Battles: January 1 - December 31, 2019 ~*Join Anytime!*~ by LovelyMiss
Date started: December 31, 2018 12:24:10 PM, Replies: 47


Welcome to the 2019 Nerd Battles Arena!

The Nerd Games welcome all players from the Nerdyverse to join! The games are to inspire, encourage, and motivate your crafting adventure.  Players can join anytime during the season.

Are you wondering if you are part of the Nerdyverse?  John Green describes it quite well...
Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff  Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-cant-control-yourself love it.  ...When people call people nerds, mostly what theyre saying is you like stuff.  Which is just not a good insult at all.  Like, You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.




Rules of Engagement
--Players must craft to the best of their abilities and have a minimum of 30 minutes of crafting time per submission, unless otherwise noted.  
--A project can only be submitted for one prompt or crafting opportunity.
--A project does NOT have to be "nerdy, it only has to fulfill the prompt as you see it.
--Submitted projects must be started and completed during the current season, unless otherwise noted.
--There is SO MUCH to do in the Nerd Games.  Do not feel like you have to craft everything.  Do what inspires you.
--We welcome all players from the Nerdyverse, no matter their Geekdom.  
--We are never mean.  
--We never exclude someone.
--We will keep it clean-ish (PG-13).  
--We will follow all Craftster guidelines, this includes staying on-topic (serious OT goes in FOC OT boards).  
--Never hesitate in contacting the Gamemakers with your questions, concerns, or ideas.


Nerd Battles Staff
--Head Gamemaker: LovelyMiss
--Deputy Gamemaker: storerboughtcreations
--Badge Creator: bunny1kenobi
--Pinterest Pinner: rockingbearranch
--Nerdy News Newt: Smeddley


--How to Join the Nerd Games--
It is easy to join in the Nerd Games craftalong!  Simply craft an item that fits one of the posted prompts and take photos of your finished project.  Post your project photos in the official Nerd Games thread (that's where you are now!).  Make sure to include the Completed Project Header (see How to turn in a project) with each project you post.  In the Header of your first completed project you will declare your team. (You do not need to choose a team before you post your first project.)  You officially join a team when your first project is submitted.

About Teams
There are five teams:
Team Textbook: Geekdom of Logic, Knowledge, Science, and Math;
Team Multimedia: Geekdom of Movies, TV, Music, and Gamers;
Team Wordy: Geekdom of Readers, Books, and Wondrous Words;
Team Fandom: Geekdom of Fanfics, Conventions, Midnight Openings, and Beacons of the Nerdyverse;
Team Randomizer: Geekdom of OOAKs, Oddballs, and Marchers to Different Drummers.

--Teams are where like-minded players join to work together.
--There is no limit to the number of people in a team.
--Though you may feel at home on more than one team, pick the one that draws you the most.
--You may choose a new team at the beginning of each season, but you cannot change teams during a season.


Have feedback or ideas for the Nerd Games?
Click here for the ongoing Nerd Games suggestion collector.
Note: Submissions using the above link are anonymous unless you submit your username with the survey.


Official Nerd Games Pinterest Board




---This thread is for submitting and commenting on Completed Projects, and making Research Project declarations.  Check out the Discussion Thread to chat with fellow Nerds, keep up with Nerd Battles news, and view/post progress pictures.---


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Ongoing Wish Swap 150 January 2019 Sign up 1/3/19-1/31/19 (send outs 1/3-1/31) by kittykill
Date started: January 03, 2019 03:02:23 PM, Replies: 23


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill
Sign-up date range:1/3/2019-1/31/2019
Claim date range 1/3/2019-1/31/2019 (some claims made near the end of the month will have a ship by date in the following month)
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after the date of the claim

Limited to a certain number of people? Nope! Bring it on!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Everyone is welcome!

Swap Organizer 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 comments: 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:

This is an ongoing swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the first person to post a list at the beginning of the next month.

The size of the claim should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours (this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.


ABOUT SENDING AND RECEIVING...
1) When you send to the person you have claimed, you MUST PM the organizer with the delivery confirmation # or if you are outside the US, you need to either PM the customs number on your receipt from the post office or upload a copy of your post office receipt.

2) When you receive a claim, you MUST PM the organizer so she can update the main list.

3) We are asking that everyone post once a week in the discussion/gallery board--so that we know you're still here with us.  Obviously, if you join mid month, you would only need to post for the weeks you are in the swap (the last 2 weeks cuz you weren't in the swap during the first 2 weeks).

4) Feedback will be given once all of your packages have been received.

5) Please include craft, supplies and misc items on your list-just in case the swap slows down. The more on the list, the more the swap will keep going.

6) For claims: 1st time swapper 1 claim (until package is in transit with proof). Regular Swapper 2 claims (until package is in transit with proof)Friend of Craftster 3 claims (until package is in transit with proof)

If you want to participate, information to send to: kittykill
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Round 150 (January 2019)
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If not, please read carefully to be sure you do not claim someone outside your country)

2. Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

3. Do you understand that you are claiming for at least a medium sized item? For this swap a medium sized item means 2 or more crafting hours or over $20 worth of supplies.

4. Are you a Friend of Craftster?

5. How many claims are you allowed? (New swappers--this would be your very first swap ever--1 claim; those who have been in swappers before--2 claims; Friends of Craftster--3 claims) Please type 1, 2 or 3--->

6. Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and if sending, PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?

7. Do you understand that you should post once a week in the discussion thread?
 
8. Tell me anything you want (I am the only person who sees this)
)
Any questions?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER (kittykill) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Do not post in this thread until you are ready to make a claim. All discussion needs to be kept in the discussion/gallery thread. Please post at least once a week in the discussion thread.

When you PM the organizer for sending and receiving please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim.  
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

Please pay close attention to your partners hope list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc. Make sure your own allergy information and your country are prominently displayed in your post.

Do not claim someone while waiting for approval. You may claim as soon as you get approval confirmation.

Have your list including  10 medium crafted items AND 10 supply items ready before making your swap claim (the more you have, the better your chance of getting claimed quickly).  Add misc items such as tea, candy....

Please include your claims status: How many claims you have made in total, how many are in transit and how many have been received by their intended recipients. i.e/ 4 claims/1 in transit/2 received.

Ongoing Wish Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First time swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

If you are a friend of craftster you can have 3 ongoing claims open at a time and no more than 6 total claims open (open meaning in transit as well as not yet received) no matter how many have been posted. As an example, You claim 3 times, send all 3 claims out, then claim 3 more times. Even when you send any or even all of those 3 claims, you can not claim again until a claim has been received. So a person can be 6 claims/3 in transit/0 received. Or 6/6/0 or 8/5/2 or 7/5/1.

If you are not a friend of craftster, you can have at most 2 claims ongoing and 4 claims total between ongoing and in transit. So 4/2/0 is okay or 5/3/1 or 6/4/2

If this is your first swap, You can have at most one claim in transit and one claim ongoing. 2/1/0, 2/2/0, 3/1/1

Please keep in mind that DC#'s are required for all US to US claims and receipts are required for all international claims. If you can not provide a receipt and the item does not arrive you will need to resend the claim.

If you have questions, please PM kittykill.

Previous rounds
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454851.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454683.0


Gallery and Discussion Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457030.0

We are starting fresh. I will not be using the last person from the last round. This is a new year and a new organizer, so everything is started clean.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED- Mixed Media Valentine Swap: Third Time's the Charm! Sendout February 4 by SonjaBoo
Date started: January 10, 2019 08:57:00 AM, Replies: 30
Who loves a good heart? We do -- especially if they are made from mixed media!


 

(as seen on CraftyCupid.com)

Swap name: Mixed Media Valentine Swap: Third Time's the Charm!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SonjaBoo
Sign-up date range: 1/10/18-1/14/18
Date to send item by: Monday, February 4, 2019

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

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, I'm not
- 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

Details of swap:
Let's show some love for mixed media! In this swap, we'll each be creating ONE mixed media heart that is no larger than 6" or so in size. (You can cheat a little, just check with your partner.) Just big enough to look amazing, but small enough to create in a short turn around -- and hopefully keep postage costs at a minimum! This swap has three weeks for crafting so participants can receive their heart in time for Valentine's Day.

Again, this swap is for ONE heart -- but if you and your partner decide on extras, that is fine!

What can I use to create my heart?
You can use paper, fabric, wood, wool, canvas, paper clay, paper mache, glass... whatever inspires you!

What should my heart look like?
Follow your heart! Maybe yours is an altered canvas, or a mini shrine. It might be a tiny quilt, a gorgeous stuffie or a lovely needle felted creation. Or maybe you make a metal or glass piece to wow your partner. The possibilities are endless!

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mixed Media Valentine 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?
Are you aware that this swap will allow three weeks for crafting?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies/allergens in your home?
Would you like one or two partners?
What sorts of mixed media materials would you be likely to use?
Any favorite colors?
Any themes that you love?
Would you prefer a heart that is hangable, or something you put on a shelf, etc.?
Do you have a pinterest profile, etc. that you'd like to share with your partner?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?

Swappers:
SonjaBoo
cmarion3
whatthepuck
kwality570
zcrafter
quaggy
Smmarrt
pioneer9
lindyv321
madcrafter

Partners:
whatthepuck -- quaggy
whatthepuck -- mad crafter
quaggy -- Kwality570
cmarion3 -- SonjaBoo
Lindyv321 -- Smmarrt
Pioneer9 -- zcrafter


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED - Winter Tin Swap (SU 01/04 to 01/12; SO 01/28/19) by lindyv321
Date started: January 05, 2019 07:28:58 AM, Replies: 21
Swap name: Winter Tin Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lindyv321
Co-organizer:

Sign-up date range: from 01/04 to 01/12
Date to send items by: 01/28/2019
Limited to a certain number of people: 24 (if more people join, I will need a co-organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
All ages allowed? 16 and over, regardless of your age make sure you have a way to the PO and the means to participate in this swap.
  
I reserve the right to deny any Craftster's entrance into this swap for any reason including the following...
-ANY "negative" feedback and/or comments
-poor communication in past swaps
-consistently sending late in past swaps
Note: I will also leave feedback reflecting your actual participation in the swap (good/poor communication, early/late sending, etc)

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
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps.  YES
- Does not have any negative feedback.  YES
- Has participated and received positive feedback in at least 1 other swap.  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:

The idea of this swap is to alter one Altoid sized tin and fill it with goodies in a winter theme. If you are unable to find an actual Altoid tin, you may use a substitute, provided you keep the size to anything smaller than 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm), and not thicker than 1" (3 cm). They don't have to be square or rectangular, I've seen some cool round tins. After the tin is decorated, you will fill the tin with tiny objects that also relate to the theme. The catch is that you can only send the decorated tin and whatever fits into it. Nothing else! The goodies do not have to be shipped inside the tin but should all have fit in it before you altered it!

Also:
You MUST post in this thread so we can communicate with you easily.  A simple "I'm in" will suffice.

2.  You MUST get a tracking number (US only), or it will be noted in your feedback.  If you are shipping internationally please keep your receipt and take note of the customs number.

3.  You MUST send on time and pm me and your partner with the DC number, OR communicate with me that you will be late. Do not make me have to ask you whether or not you have shipped. Poor communication will also be noted in your feedback.

4.  All PMs MUST have Winter tin swap in the subject line (I get a lot of PMs  and it gets confusing)

5.  Last but not least...NO FLAKING! Make sure you have the time to commit and do a good job for your partner.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap Winter Tin Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
 

What are your:
Favorite Winter Themes?
Least Favorite Themes?
Favorite Colors?
Least Favorite Colors?
 
Are there any little items you would NOT want? (i.e. if you don't have pierced ears, you
probably dont want post earrings)
Do you have a Pinterest?

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.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Ongoing Wish Swap by kittykill
Date started: December 19, 2018 02:22:00 PM, Replies: 20
This was a fun swap. I might be willing to organize if people are interested again.


NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Site functionality issues? (feedback, PM outboxes, etc) by thanate
Date started: December 09, 2018 05:53:47 PM, Replies: 47
A few of us on the swap boards have been noticing some site functionality issues recently, and I know a bunch of helpdesk tickets have been opened, but there doesn't seem to be anywhere official to check in on the status of what's going on.  

Things I know that aren't loading/working properly include:  
*Feedback system
*PM outboxes
*Image rotation
*adding buddies (not actually a problem)
*Moving threads to new boards (thanks, geekgirl1000100)

Are there more of these?  Are they related?  What do I do about the swap I'm starting at the end of the week if I can't officially sign up half the participants, not to mention everyone waiting on feedback from finished swaps?

Any updates greatly appreciated!

Administrator Comment
Official site updates posted here as we have them available https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456791.0
Reply on that thread or click Notify to receive thread updates.  Thank you!! --sweets4ever


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / HP Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2 GALLERY by Mistress Jennie
Date started: December 06, 2018 08:51:15 AM, Replies: 32
Harry Potter Holiday Ornament & Stocking Stuffer Swap - Round 2

ornament by lyndseynicole


Partners:
Mistress Jennie  ---> Lindyv321
Lindyv321 ---> Mistress Jennie

teag ---> tapestrymlp  
tapestrymlp ---> teag  

Audania1  ---> PhoenixWolf
PhoenixWolf (sent 12/15/18) ---> Audania1

Ashes7727  ---> Elenorasweet
Elenorasweet ---> Ashes7727

Inselaeffchen ---> edelC
edelC ---> Inselaeffchen

jillybeans ---> jenleahlynn
jenleahlynn ---> jillybeans

mariak ---> patty_o_furniture
patty_o_furniture ---> mariak



Status Colors
SENDING:
Green = Sent
Orange = Sending Late with Communication
Red = LATE, NO COMMUNICATION, CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY!

RECEIVING:
Blue = Received (but haven't POSTED pictures yet)
Purple = Received & Posted Pictures

Strikethrough = Feedback Given
GLOWING RED=NEGATIVE FEEDBACK GIVEN


OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Giraffe themed bday prank party for mom's 70th! by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: December 15, 2018 07:11:51 PM, Replies: 22
Oh my goodness, what fun was had! We collected giraffe items, many of them sent to me from you gals here, and wrapped up 70 numbered boxes for mom to open at her surprise party, hahaha, it was GREAT! Just look at the actual giraffe we built out of some of the boxes.


Friends came over to help print giraffe patterned wrapping paper when none could be found for sale anywhere.


I couldn't find sticky-backed foam sheets so we used double sided tape and some sheet cork that was cut up into blobby shapes and stuck to the bottom of the largest flat-bottomed pan in the house. It nearly ruined that pan, so hard getting the sticky off afterwards. And there was paint all over the kitchen by the time we'd printed 2 rolls of the stuff, oh boy.


I found gold coloured table cloth, plates, napkins, cutlery, giraffe dessert forks, giraffe patterned straws, gold, brown and tan streamers, ribbons and balloons as well as giraffe patterned balloons, and made a giraffe themed card for everybody who came to give to her. My daughter made the cake topper.


It took nearly 2 hours for her to open all the boxes, it was HYSTERICAL! Everything from a giraffe toilet brush and toilet paper (YES! Really!) to slippers, a scarf, so many decorations, rings, etc etc. Everybody was laughing their brains out all night.
Here's all the loot collected on the dining room table the next day.


So many of you generously sent gifts for my mama, I can't tell you how much she appreciated it every single time she opened something and I said "Oh, that was handmade by so-and-so in my online crafting group". She felt SO special, thank you all very, very much for participating in such a fun day. You are all amazing.

Thimbles71

and Smmarrt

kbrison and somebody else sent the darling keychains, forgive me for forgetting who sent those, please let me know! It was so early on that I've forgotten, I feel terrible about that Tongue.

calluna

thanate and TheMistressT

Belladune and geekgirl1000100

JS and quaggy

jemima

rockingbearranch sent stickers, ephemera and a digital photo file that were used for cards.

You are all wonderful, thank you so much for helping to make mom's day a riot. She had a great time and felt very loved from all over the continent. You guys rock Smiley.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery /  One Tiny Stuffie Round 11 Gallery by gerbilgal
Date started: December 05, 2018 08:55:24 AM, Replies: 25
Post them when you get them!

Original Post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=456364.0

Blue - Sent
Green - Received
Orange - Sent and Received
Feedback Given

gerbilgal - madcrafter
whatthepuck - cmarion3
veghorsegirl - crafylittlemonkey






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