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ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap -- August 2017 Gallery! by rockingbearranch
Date started: August 01, 2017 07:19:00 AM, Replies: 28

Artists: mandykaye, emilywilde, bunny1kenobi

The Discussion Thread is HERE.

The Claiming Thread is HERE.



Post pictures of the ATCs you receive for August below.

Helpful comments are welcome! Non-swappers too!


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ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Inchie House, Fairy Style Swap SU July18-Aug 1;SO Sept 12 by curiousfae
Date started: July 18, 2017 06:34:12 PM, Replies: 37
Inchie House Fairy Style Swap




Gallery


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: curiousfae
Sign-up date range: July 18, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017
Date to send item by: Sept 12, 2017

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No and since these are small and flat and can be put in a regular envelope I hope everyone will consider sending internationally. But of course we will understand if you can't. For the same reason, no tracking numbers are required.

Additional Age requirement? 16+

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
- Has posted at least 15 times
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps
- Does not have any negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old



Details of swap:
You will make (1) Fairy Style Inchie House for each of your (4) partners. (Keep in mind, if you decide not to send internationally you may have less than (4) partners.)

INCHIE HOUSE TEMPLATES

Again your houses will be shipped flat! DC numbers and mailing receipt copies are not required.  HOWEVER, if for some reason your house does not arrive at its destination you will be required to re-send.  

When you receive your houses, you will assemble them using your own adhesives before posting photos in the gallery.


Communication is important.  Failure to communicate will be reflected in your feedback.
It is your responsibility to:
-PM all of your partners and the organizer as soon as you have sent
-PM all of your partners and the organizer as soon as you have received
-post in this thread!
-post photos of your received houses in the gallery (unless you have agreed with your partners to have them post)


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Inchie House Fairy Style Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Name and address including country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
- List any fairy style themes that interest you:

- colors you like? colors you don't like?

- allergens in your home (pets, smoke, etc.)?

- allergies or aversions (smoke, animal products, scents, etc.)?

- link to your Pinterest boards or other ideas to help your partner?

If you want to participate, please send your information to organizer curiousfae via Private Message titled "Inchie House Fairy Style" and not to reply with it here:
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap

swappers:

curiousfae ----> sarasmile, blupaisan, geekgirl1000100, sammylouise40

cmarion3 ----> sammylouise40, sarasmile, blupaisan, curiousfae

sammylouise40 ---->sarasmile, curiousfae, cmarion3, geekgirl1000100

geekgirl1000100 ---->curiousfae, blupaisan, sarasmile, cmarion3

sarasmile ----> geekgirl1000100, sammylouise40, cmarion3, blupaisan

blupaisan ----> geekgirl1000100, cmarion3, curiousfae, sammylouise40


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Necklace Swap 2017 GALLERY (Sendouts Aug. 14) by gozer
Date started: August 08, 2017 09:59:13 AM, Replies: 31
Swap name: Necklace Swap 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gozer
Sign-up date range: July 6 - July 21
Date to send item by: August 14



Post your goodies here!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Back to Hogwarts Round 7 (Signups CLOSED - Sendouts Sept 18th) by Mistress Jennie
Date started: August 13, 2017 10:40:12 AM, Replies: 37


Swap name: Back to Hogwarts Round 7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mistress Jennie
Craftster memeber who is co-organizing this swap:
Sign-up date range: August 13-August 20, 2017
Date to send item by: September 18, 2017


Limited to a certain number of people? no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no


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 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 Decree: All swappers MUST post at least once in the swap signup thread.

I reserve the right to refuse anyone.  If you have feedback that shows a history of very late sending, ill-communication, incomplete packages, lack of DC#'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.[/i][/color][/size]


In this Round of Back to Hogwarts, we will craft 1 Medium and 2 Smalls.  Please note this is a change from previous rounds!   If you are unclear on what constitutes various sizes, please check this post on the Swap FAQ's.

And to stretch your crafty muscles and to keep with our theme, you can choose to craft any three of the following six options...
~* an item based on your partner's House preference
~* an item based on your partner's favorite Shop
~* an item based on your partner's favorite Class
~* an item based on your partner's favorite Spell, Curse, or Potion
~* an item based on your partner's favorite Character or Magical Creature
~* an item based on your partner's favorite Quote or Magical Object[/b][/size]


PACKAGE EXAMPLES:
Your partner's House is Ravenclaw, fave shop is Ollivander's, fave class is Potions, fave Spell is Expecto Patronum, fave Character is Luna, and fave Quote is "It does not due to dwell on dreams and forget to live".

You could make....
a MEDIUM Ravenclaw Tote Bag, a SMALL wooden wand, and a SMALL Pair of Luna's Raddish Earrings.  
OR
a MEDIUM embroidered Expecto Patronum Hoopla, a SMALL Cauldron Candle, and a SMALL bookmark with Dumbledore's quote.


You can self-partner aka IYP for this swap, if both people wish to be swap partners.  If you do this, both people must PM the organizer before the close of signups to request being paired.  If you don't wish to IYP, don't worry!  I'll be happy to find you a fantastic partner.  Cheesy

If you want to participate, fill out the below questionnaire and send to organizer.
(Remember to send your info to the organizer via Private Message (PM) and not to reply with it here)
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Back to Hogwarts 7
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (as it should appear for shipping please):
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 are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
Do you want useful or decorative items?
Any special wishes? (no guarantees)
Anything you really DON'T want to receive? (i.e. animal products, religious, adult", HP items you already have)
 
What house do you belong to/support?
What is your favorite magical shop?
What class would you be most interested in taking at Hogwarts?


Who/What is your favorite HP...
Spell/Charm/Curse/Potion?

Character?
Magical Creature?

Quote?
Magical Item?

Book?
Movie?
Actor?


Do you or anyone in your home smoke?
Do you have pets?
Are you allergic to anything?

What is your...
(answer only those you are interested in receiving)
shirt/tee size?
head measurement?
hand measurement (wrist to tip of mid finger)?
foot measurement? (shoe size & measurement in inches)
hips (where you would wear a belt):
preferred bracelet length?
preferred necklace length?
preferred bag/tote/purse size? (small, medium, large)

Are your ears pierced?

LIKES:
Colors:
Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:

DISLIKES
Colors:
Patterns/Symbols/Motifs:
Materials:

Anything else to tell your partner? (A great place to list your blog, Facebook, pinterest,  etc.)

Remember to read the Swap Info Guide and Swap FAQs before participating in a swap.

Note about Personal Messages (PMs) to Organizer: Please label PMs to organizer with title of "Back to Hogwarts".

Note about Communication: For a wonderful swap experience, communication is the key.  Please keep in touch with your partner.  Further, it would be nice if you would post in this thread at least once a week (you could just stop in for a quick hello.....or if on holiday or will be without internet access or anything of the such, just post a message....it gives your partner and organizer warm fuzzy feelings to know you are still around).



ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / 13 Days of Halloween swap (Sign Up 7/22-7/28, Send Outs 10/4-10/11) by calixita
Date started: July 21, 2017 05:09:42 PM, Replies: 113
Swap name: 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Calixita
Sign-up date range: July 22-28 5pm
Date to send item by: International:  October 4th
                              Domestic: October 11th

* This swap will not be taking first time swappers, sorry
* You must have completed 1 swap with positive feedback.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 16+(if your under 18 yrs old, make sure you have your parents permission)

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 USPS 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:
Do you love Halloween? Do you think about Halloween throughout the year, not just in October?  Do you love opening presents?  If you answered yes to any of those questions then this may be the swap for you! This swap is a Mini 13 days of Halloween swap. Instead of opening all your presents at once like in other swaps, we count down the days to Halloween starting with 10/17. You will open day 13 on October the 18th, day 12 on October the 19th and so on until 10/30.  (This is a flexible time schedule however.  Please communicate with your partner.  If you or they need to adhere to a different schedule, that is, of course, okay as long as youve both worked it out beforehand.)
 
Requirements:
-You must post in this thread before signing up
-A minimum of 13 items, one for each day.
-At least 6 crafted items must be sent, equal to 5 small (Under $10 or under two hours to craft) and 1 medium (Medium = 2 or more hours to craft or $10-$30 dollars)
-Spoiling is okay but do not expect the same in return. If you would like to spoil, please discuss it with your partner!
-You must post in the thread at least once a week (or communicate reason you cannot)
-You must PM both your partner and organizer when you send and receive
-You must post photos in the gallery and if you cant please ask your partner to do so.  We all want to oooh and aaah over the goodies!

Some things to think about:
*THIS SWAP IS LARGE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THINK CAREFULLY ON JOINING AND IF YOU DOUBT YOU CAN DO IT PLEASE DONT JOIN.  WE WANT THIS SWAP TO BE TOTALLY FLAKE FREE!!!!

* I STRONGLY recommend that you have a Pinterest board for this swap, as it helps out your partner greatly. Please keep this updated and have at least 20 items on it. If you do not have a Pinterest board, please have another way to show items to your partner that you like (Etsy favorites, flickr, etc...)

*If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you live in the same country as your partner. We do not need to tempt customs people to keep your package after you have worked so hard on it! Also, if you are sending baked goods you should make this the package that is opened on day 1!

*I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Things can get wet from rain and/or snow OR things can melt in hot temperatures.


If you want to participate, fill in information and send to organizer calixita
DO NOT POST INFO HERE

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mini 13 Days of Halloween Swap Round 8
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):
Are you willing, if asked by the orgainser or co-organiser, to confirm that you have send your parcel(by either having a dc number or taking a photo of the receipt): YES/NO
Did you post in the topic thread?

Are you allergic to anything (skin/food)?
Do you have any allergens in your house?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Would you be interested in spoiling?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
(add more if necessary)

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT  _______________(fill in the blank)!

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

Your hobbies:

Do you like miniature things?

Colors you like:

Colors you don't like:

Do you wear jewelry/other accessories (be specific...necklaces, bracelets, barrettes...)?

Favorite scents/smells:

Scents/ smells which you do not like:

Do you have a Significant Other(wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc?
      Do you have children?
      Do you have any pets?
      Would you like your SO, children and/or pets to be included in the gift receiving?

SIZES (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner. If there is a particular thing listed you are NOT interested in getting, like a shirt or a headband, for example, just erase that line or make a note.)
tee shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

Do you have a Pinterest, blog, or any other stalking site? List link here:

Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?

**HALLOWEEN RELATED**

Please list 5 wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Anything Halloween related you do not want to receive:

Symbols/patterns you like (for example vampires, zombies, witches, black cats, ghosts, ect.):
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear Halloween themed clothing/accessories?

Halloween Favorites:
Favorite Halloween/Scary movie(s):
Favorite Halloween Creatures (like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, zombies, etc):
Favorite Halloween Candy:
Favorite Halloween Symbols:
Favorite Halloween/supernatural (or other) TV shows/ series:
Favorite scary books:
Favorite spooky music:
Favorite animal(s) as they relate to Halloween (black cats, crows, owls, rats, ect):

Will you be having a Halloween Party this year?
Would you like your partner to help make your invitations or decorations (not guaranteed)?

Have you decided on your costume yet for this year?
    If yes, what will you be?
    

What rooms do you decorate with Halloween decorations:
    General Halloween decorations or themed?
    Specific Colors used in decorating?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts for day 13? (cookies, candy, ect.) YES OR NO

Anything else you would like your partner to know?


Previous galleries:
 Round 8 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448196.0
 Round 7 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440445.0
 Round 6 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435460.0
 Round 5 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=427196.0
 Round 4 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410905.0


participating:
calixita
rantyhippie
MissingWillow
cadet120433
Audania1
Thimbles71
PerfectlyBohemian
Sarasmile
Chr1stChan
Smileyyogini
quaggy
monkey_girl
gala_apples
Whistley
thanate
KarenLouiseM
Alchamy513
kittykill

PARTNERS
MissingWillow<=>PerfectlyBohemian
gala_apples<=>Alchamy513
Smileyyogini<=>kittykill
Chr1stChan<=>cadet120433
Thimbles71<=>Sarasmile
rantyhippie<=>quaggy
Audania1<=>Whistley
thanate<=>KarenLouiseM
calixita<=>monkey_girl


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Adult Merit Badge Swap (SU 8/11-8/21, SO 9/9) by fatewineroses
Date started: August 11, 2017 12:19:19 PM, Replies: 40
Swap name:  Adult Merit Badge Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: fatewineroses
Sign-up date range: August 11-21, 2017
Date to send item by: September 9, 2017

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

You don't need to be a Girl Scout to earn a merit badge! Let's make the merit badges that we have always thought we deserved!
The world is your oyster when listing things you deserve a merit badge for. Some ideas to consider:
Did you adult today?
Put on your bra?
Settled your toddler in bed in less than an HOUR?
Are you a Master Sewist?
An awesome Stitcher?
Fell asleep in less than a half hour?
Slept for more than five hours?
Finished a Netflix binge of [fill in show here]?
Completed level 434 in Candy Crush?
You didn't cry today?
You made someone laugh today?
List something you are proud of, list something funny, list something serious, list something everyone always says you deserve a badge for!
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!

THIS SWAP IS FOR MINIMUM TWO BADGES PER PARTNER! Any deviations from this should be clearly communicated between swap partners.

See below for some examples of what I have seen; but I have also seen some done in the style of a military medal or brooch.

https://blog.etsy.com/en/how-tuesday-make-a-merit-badge/

http://www.urbanthreads.com/categories.aspx?category=crafty%20-%20general%20arts%20and%20crafts

https://www.instagram.com/fools.and.mortals/

https://www.instagram.com/little_bitch_club/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUb4rvWjSlA/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUt0dXlhmX9/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUFIUueg6LY/


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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Adult Merit Badge 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)
Will you provide a tracking number if mailing from the USA or within your own country, or a postal receipt if mailing from another country?
Can you take and post photos of what you receive in the gallery?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

Would you like one or two partners?
What do you think you deserve a merit badge for? Please provide a minimum of FIVE possibilities.
Any themes that you like? (vintage, modern, cartoon, HP, military, etc)
Any themes you DON'T like? Or maybe you don't want any themes at all!
Favorite colors?
Colors to avoid?
Preferred size? (Recommended size would be 2-3 inches.)
What is your preferred medium to create with?
What would be your preferred medium to receive?
How would you like your badge finished? (i.e. with a pin, raw so you can sew it to a jacket/bag, etc)
Link to your pinterest/website, if you have one:
Anything else you'd like to tell your partner or the organizer?

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


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Vintage Halloween Swap 2017 Sign up: 7/31/17-8/7/17. Send out: 9/11/17 by kittykill
Date started: July 31, 2017 08:26:46 AM, Replies: 143


Swap name:Vintage Halloween Swap 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill
Sign-up date range:7/31/2017-8/7/2017
Date to send item by:9/11/2017

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

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

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

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.


***********************************************************************************
Details of swap:

Are you dreaming of ghosts and goblins? Does sunlight make you shriek in horror? Well then, this swap is for you! The Vintage Halloween swap is back like a bad B horror movie sequel!


You will need to craft ONE MEDIUM ITEM ( if you and  your partner want to spoil each other, go for it-but it is not required)


If you want 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?:
What are your favorite Halloween things? (pumpkins,trick or treaters,cats,bats,colors,etc.)
What year vintage Halloween do you like? Victorian? 1940s? 1980s?
What types of things are you interested in making?
I would love to have this.
I would scream in fear if I got this, so please dont send it to me
Extras are the best! Let's go overboard!: YES/NO
Allergies:
Favorite colors:
Least favorite colors:
Do you like cute, creepy or scary Halloween?
Are you willing to check in every week and thank you partner in the gallery?
Let your partner know a little bit about yourself! Style, favorite things, are you a vintage collector, pinterest or blog links.

Participants:
kittykill
amigurl55
rackycoo
BadWolf
lindyv321
Nodsu
Ludi
bywilma
Mistress Jennie
pottermouth
SonjaBoo
KarenLouiseM
monkey_girl
bunny1kenobi
Witty_Child
FiberAlchemist
ilovesnails
rockingbearranch
Audania1
JoyfulClover

Sent
Partner received
Late with communication
Late, eaten by an angry monster

Partners:
Mistress Jennie-FiberAlchemist
Lindyv321-pottermouth
rockingbearranch-SonjaBoo
Nodsu-Ludi
rackycoo-KarenLouiseM
bywilma-monkey_girl
ilovesnails-Witty_Child
amigurl55-Audania1
JoyfulClover-bunny1kenobi
badworlf-kittykill


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2 (SU 7/26-8/9 SO 9/5) by sheepBlue
Date started: July 26, 2017 06:19:46 AM, Replies: 92


Swap name: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sheepBlue
Sign-up date range: 7/26/17 - 8/9/17
Date to send item by: 9/5/17

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? 16

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 THE SWAP:

Who doesn't like to make art? And who wouldn't LOVE to randomly discover a bit of art in their local library or park?

Each swapper will create 5 small pieces of art to send to their partner to abandon, with a note attached if desired, outlining the purpose of art abandonment (see more below). After taking pictures of the pieces of art (so we can see detail! Cheesy), the receiving partner will place these items around their local hometown in the hopes of inspiring others and bringing a smile - they should also attempt, if possible, to take a picture of the abandoned art in its abandoned location. Additionally, each person will include 1 small item for their partner. Again, this could be the same as what you made to be abandoned or something different along the swap theme.

As art is received and abandoned, the swapper should post pictures in the gallery.

The swap is open to each person's creativity so make this your own! Great ideas for abandoned art would be things like ATCs, twinchies, mini shrines, embroidery, amigurumi, painted rocks, etc etc! The sky is the limit.

REGARDING THE ATTACHED NOTE:

In the last round, most swappers chose to attach a note to help anyone who might stumble upon their art understand the purpose. Even cooler, some of the swappers got a response from the people that ended up finding their pieces! An example of a note that was included is this:
"Abandoned Art encourages artists and crafters to leave art in various locations around the globe for a lucky, unsuspecting person to find - like YOU!  Use it, give it as a gift or share with someone that you care about.  If this piece of art is not your taste, leave it for someone else to find.  In joy, Enjoy!  If you adopt this piece of artwork, please consider letting us know where you found your art by emailing xxxx@gmail.com."

Here is a link to the last round's discussion and gallery for more inspiration...
Discussion: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412246.0
Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=414075.0

Please Note:

1. PMs should be labeled "Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2" with the appropriate action - Signup, send, receive.

2. 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.

3. Please post in the thread regularly so we know you're still around and kicking; 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: sheepBlue

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Abandoned Art Swap Rd 2
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 type of art do you like to make? Wearable? Waterproof? Paper? Etc.
Do you have a specific location you would like your art abandoned?
Do you have a specific location you would like to abandon the art you receive?
Anything your partner should know about your location? Rainy? Hot? No library or good inside locations nearby?
Do you have a camera/camera phone to take pictures when you receive and abandon?
Anything else your partner should know?

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

Approved Swappers:
1. sheepBlue
2. underthemountain
3. Abbeeroad
4. gigglygirl
5. loves2experiment
6. alteredmommy
7. calluna
8. Nodsu
9. WiccadWitch
10. Onyxnox
11. stefaniegk
12. Alexampersandra


PARTNERS

Onyxnox :: calluna
stefaniegk :: WiccadWitch
underthemountain :: Nodsu
Gigglygirl :: Alexampersandra
sheepBlue :: loves2experiment
alteredmommy :: Abbeeroad


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2017 (sign up 7/18 to 8/4/17; s/o 11-25-17) by Helena Puck
Date started: July 18, 2017 08:59:15 PM, Replies: 172


It's that time of year again!  Time to sign up for the MINI 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWAP!!!!  It may seem a bit early to some, but I love knowing theres a long crafting time.  Especially since this swap is on the bigger side and the holidays can be hectic so, starting early just makes things easier and stress free.  

This is a swap for all you Craftsters out there who would like to do a Christmas/Holiday swap but, feel that the original 12 Days Of Christmas swap is too big for them.  Be sure to read everything through and that you understand it all. If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread or send me a pm.


Swap name: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Helena Puck
Co-organizer: lindyv321

Sign-up date range: from 7/18 to 8/4/17
Date to send items by: 11/20 for international packages and 11/25 for US packages.  Please note the change!
Limited to a certain number of people: 30 (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 craft for your partner 12 items based on their interests, going along with the idea of the 12 Days Of Christmas song. The items that you make DO NOT have to be the items in the 12 days of Christmas song. The items sent/received can be BOTH everyday items and Christmas/Winter themed goodies. You will make 6 small items for days 1-6, for days 7-10 you will make medium items and days 11 & 12 will be large items. So that is 2 large, 4 medium and 6 smalls for a total of 12 days.

So, the break down will be:
DAYS BREAKDOWN:
Days 1-6 small
Days 7-10 medium
days 11-12 large

In the past round it was 75% crafted items & 25% store bought.
(extras are optional and are solely up to you.)

Below are Craftster guidelines for size requirements to help everyone. If you are having troubles with a certain size feel free to make an equivalent to the particular size. For instance, instead of a medium, you could look at the guidelines and substitute the 1 medium for perhaps 2 or 3 smalls. Just be sure to look at the guidelines and use your best judgment. Put yourself in your partners shoes and ask yourself if you think you would be happy with the equivalent of the items they choose. And, if in doubt, you can always send a pm to me and get a second opinion, and if youre still in doubt, ask another person in this swap. Here are the guidelines:

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse, DIY kits, blankets, bags, totes, cable knitted items, place mat sets, cable leg warmers, pretty knit socks, kitchen set of potholders/apron, set of embellished dish towels.
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf, wrist warmers, thread catcher, note card set, hats, magic yarn ball, embroidered pillow case, apron, stencil shirts.
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks, hand carved stamps, coasters, pot holder, key chain, dish clothes, decorated frames, journals, head bands, pincushion, heat packs.

Please note-these are just ideas of crafts to make.  I have potholders in the small category.  However, if you make an intricate one with lots of pieces or an embroidered one, it could also count as a medium, or if you make a set of 4 that could be considered medium too.  I just put it in the small category because I was thinking of one simple potholder.  So, please use your best judgment with sizes.  You can always ask my opinion or another swappers opinion if you want.  I think the most important thing is to put yourself in the receivers shoes Would you be happy receiving a simple potholder as a small item?  Would you be happy if your large item was a cabled scarf?  Anyways..

And the links to galleries for more ideas:
2016: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449869.0
2015: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441855.0
2014: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436673.0
2013 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429258.0#axzz395hlBFIq
2012 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415601.0#axzz2Z3XTukvO
2011 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395229.0                                              
2010 - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364414.0#axzz2Z3lXMBx4

Note: In the past there has been slight confusion on how to label packages.  So just to make it clear the first package you want your partner to open, you label as #1.  Then for the 2nd package you want them to open youd label #2 the second and so on.  So, #12 package would be the last package opened.  You can also label them by dates, as in put 'DEC 1' on the first gift your partner will open then the last gift would be labeled DEC 12th.  Either way you want to label them is fine.  Just make sure that the small gifts are opened first and the last gifts opened are the large.

The RULES:
1. You must send ALL PM's to Helena Puck and all PM's must have the subject line: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2017.   Note: I am in Alaska, so the timezone will be different. If I am ignoring you, it is probably because it is in the middle of the night for me.

2. You must post in the original thread at least once a week! This starts once partners are assigned. That is only about 10 posts.

3.PM's must be sent to Helena Puck and your partner when you send and receive. If you are sending within the USA or Canada you must get a DC# / tracking # and send it to Helena Puck and your partner. If you are sending outside of your country, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping, it will be requested if there are any problems! This is mandatory!

4. When you open each days package, you will then need to post in the gallery. I ask that you post pictures within a reasonable amount of time. I know that the Holiday season can be quite hectic, but please get them posted within 5 days of opening. Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you don't have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send.

5. The following items are NOT allowed in swap packages:
- Anything that is illegal in the U.S. or wherever you are sending your package to or from.
- Any items that have a legal age requirement to consume in the U.S. such as tobacco, alcohol, pornography etc.
- Mixed CDs containing copyrighted music or similar, including copied software, CDs, DVDs, etc
If you are uncertain please check Craftsters guidelines as well as your local post office

6. If you are sending BAKED GOODS, please only send them if you and your partner live in the same country. I don't want anyone's package to go MIA with the lovely customs officials. Also, if you are sending baked goods, you may leave them out of your package and send them individually so they arrive in a timely manner and don't spoil or go stale.

7. I highly recommend that you wrap your items in a plastic bag/trash bag/ or some other protective wrapping INSIDE the box you are sending. Because of the time of the year packages can get WET due to the post office/ups/etc. leaving them on the doorstep AND some swappers have suggested that you also do this with anything you might send to a hot climate that might melt on your swap goodies.

8. Also, if you will be shipping to a partner that is in a HOT climate during the swap send outs, please do not include anything that might melt on their swap goodies. Think about wrapping them in a plastic baggie or something similar.

9. Here is some info from the USPS on the Flat Rate Boxes: these can be used for Domestic and International but the rates differ for International shipments. And if you purchase your postage online at usps.com or by paypal, com you get a small discount on the postage price. The Flat Rate boxes themselves are FREE (you still have to pay for postage ) from your local post office and also FREE if you get them online from the website usps.com, they will deliver them to you free of charge too!! Canada has some shipping envelopes that can be used within the country or region and prices will vary, but if you are sending something heavy they are a good choice.

10. I highly recommend that each of you put together a WIST or a PINTEREST. These are a huge help for your swap partner. They get to look through all the things you have put into it to get a feel for what you like.  

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your packages and other details about participating in a swap.

AND AS A REMINDER:
Please remember to keep in the holiday spirit.  Extras are optional-but quality is NOT optional.  I want everyone to receive nice items that were crafted/bought with them in mind.  So, in other words Please read their questionnaire over and over and make sure you are sending them something they will like, and not just random things thrown in a box.  Its never fun to receive a thought-less package, especially when they worked hard to make you crafty wonderful-ness from the heart.

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Questionnaire to PM to Helena Puck:

Name of swap: MINI 12 Days Of Christmas Swap 2017
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address: (Please take into consideration where you will be during the "opening of gift" time frame. Do you need the gifts shipped to an address other than your home address?)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old.
Any allergies?
Any pets/smokers/allergens in your home?
Do you have a camera and can post pictures in the gallery?
Posting once a week in the thread is REQUIRED are you willing to do this?
Would you prefer to RECEIVE: ONLY Christmas/Holiday themed items, or a MIX of both Christmas/Holiday and everyday items, or ONLY everyday items?

Crafts I already know how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Crafts I would really like to learn how to do:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I have tried and absolutely CANNOT _______________(fill in the blank)!

DIY Kits you would like to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Supplies you NEVER have enough of:

Supplies you ALWAYS have enough of:

What types of crafting methods would you like for your items to be made from?

If you had 1 (or 2) BIG WISH for something that can be crafted, what you would REALLY like to receive, what would it be??

Please list 7 smaller wishlist things you would enjoy receiving:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Anything you absolutely do NOT want to receive:

What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Colors you like:
Colors you don't like:
Symbols/patterns you like:
Symbols/patterns you don't like:

Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

Favorite scents/smells:
Ones you do not like:

If your wanting holiday themed items please answer the following questions.  If dont want holiday items please skip to the next set of questions.
Are religious symbols/items OK with you:
Is the Religious/Christian aspect of Christmas (nativity, church activities, etc...) a part of your Holiday celebration(s)?
Which Holiday Celebration(s) do you participate in? (Hanukkah, Yule, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, etc....)
What rooms do you decorate with Christmas decorations:
Favorite Holiday Motif (like angels, Santa's, stars, etc..):
General Christmas decorations or themed?
Specific Colors used in decorating?
Do you like miniature things?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, please list some of your favorites:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Do you have wrapping preferences or guidelines: ***For example, I prefer low maintenance wrapping and recycled wrapping (like comics or brown paper grocery bags that are decorated) without bows, etc...

*SIZES.  If youd like any clothing/jewelry items please list your sizes below.  If you dont want any of these items, you can skip this section.
t-shirt:
wrist:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips/waist (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:

*To help your partner be more intune to your likes/dislikes as well as particular items you would be thrilled to receive please post links to following below.
*Wist?
*Pinterest?
*any other wish lists & etc.?

*For the following questions, if you would like any of the people/pets to be in on the gift receiving please give as much information as possible so your partner doesn't have to ruin any surprises by asking you questions.
*Would you like your Significant Other to be included: (wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc.)?
*Would you like your children to be included?
*Would you like to have your pets included?
*Any other friend or family member to be included?

Anything else you would like for your partner to know about you...


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY by Smmarrt
Date started: July 31, 2017 04:33:47 PM, Replies: 30


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452713.0

audio >><< Ludi
Ludi 08/10/17  >><< audio
cmarion3 08/14/17 >><< pottermouth
pottermouth 08/08/17 >><< cmarion3
JS >><< Sharalee
Sharalee >><< JS
Sarasmile 08/02/17 >><< whatthepuck
whatthepuck 08/18/17 >><< Sarasmile
TheArtsyRaven 07/29/17 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt >><< TheArtsyRaven

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given



FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle felted hoops by Nodsu
Date started: August 02, 2017 05:23:52 PM, Replies: 20
Love making these pictures -

A llama


A chick


Nora- my sister's doggie's memorial pic


Hoping to felt more pics, once kids go back to school and I will have more time again.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 4x6 Mid-Summer Art 2017 GALLERY by BigBangMomma
Date started: August 03, 2017 11:35:52 AM, Replies: 32
~Post your art below when you receive!!~
Sent
Feedback Given

Art Swappers:

BigBangMomma   rec'd from: jenleahlynn and smmarrt
pioneer9 rec'd from greybird and onyxnox
greybird from whatthepuck
justpretend rec'd from: BigBangMomma
whatthepuck rec'd from BigBangMomma and geekgirl1000100
Onyxnox rec'd from whatthepuck and dfabbric
loves2experiment rec'd from justpretend
dfabbric rec' from kwality570
Kwality570 from pioneer9 and Smmarrt
Smmarrt rec'd from pioneer9 and geekgirl1000100
jenleahlynn rec'd from Kwality570 and Onyxnox
geekgirl1000100 rec'd from jenleahlynn and loves2experiment


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / 4x6 Art Swap Mid-Summer 2017 (SU 7/22/17 to 8/2/17 SO 8/5/17 Sign Ups Closed by BigBangMomma
Date started: July 22, 2017 12:19:48 PM, Replies: 48
GALLERY

Swap name: 4 x 6 Art Swap Mid-Summer 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: BigBangMomma
Sign-up date range: July 22 through Aug 2nd, 2017
Date to send item by: August 5, 2017

**Check in date: I am changing the parameters of the swap this round. There will be NO REQUIRED CHECK-IN. However, you will only have 3 days after you receive your partner's address to send out. Please do not sign up if you will not be ready to send**


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

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

Details of swap:

The 4x6 Art swap runs like this:  You make a piece of art, in your style, in your medium, how you want.  The only parameters are that you keep it flat(ish), and 4 inches by 6 inches in size. You will have no idea who your partner is, until "Address time", which will be at the end of the crafting period.
You also have to "check in" with me, the organizer approximately a week after the sign ups close - this lets me know that you are ready to send. If you do not check in, you will be removed from the swap(Because the turn around is so quick with this swap, I am NOT going to require the check in this round.)

When partners are assigned, you will only know their address and proper name. You will have approximately 3 days after check in period to ship your personal art off! You may choose to include your Craftster name on your art when you send. Also, please send pm ONLY to me, BigBangMomma when you SEND your piece. When you RECEIVE your piece, send to me, and your partner(s).

Here is the time line broken down:
~ Sign ups: July 22 to August 2, 2017
~ Crafting period: Starts NOW through August 2nd, 2017
These are old rules we are not using this round.
~ You are required to check in with the organizer via pm between the dates of Feb. 16 - Feb 20. Anyone who has not checked in will be dropped from the swap and will not receive an address to send to.

~ Addresses will be distributed no later than August 3, 2017
~ You must ship between August 3 and August 5, 2017.

Swap Rules:  
~You must post in thread at least once before being accepted into the swap.
~ Please continue to communicate within the thread at least once per week.  
~ No extras please!  Since the only communication will be through this thread, and there will be no discussion among partners, we don't want anyone feeling upset they didn't send an extra!

(This description and swap ideas were freely borrowed from Belladune and alteredmommy, with their permission and then re-borrowed from Smmarrt and BigBangMomma.)

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 4 x 6 Art Swap February 2017
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)

Do you want one partner or two?
**You may have to send one piece internationally if you choose 2 partners.
Do you have allergies/sensitivities?
Do you have allergens in your home (dog, cat, smoke, etc)
Will you be creating something that someone might find offensive (graphic, nudity, religious, gory etc.)?  
What are some themes that you would find offensive?
What materials would you be using?
What materials would you prefer not to receive?

Do you have a digital camera?
Can you post photos?

**If your art is mainly paper, then no tracking is required. If you are sending an art piece that is fabric, mixed media, felt/knit/crochet or other, then it is the Craftster rules that you use tracking in the USA.
Will you add tracking to your package if necessary?

Round One Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406523.0
Round Two Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=408619.0
Round Three Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410191.0
Round Four Gallery --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411947.0
Fall 2012 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=413137.0
Fall 2014 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436593.0
Winter 2015 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438203.0
January 2016--> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442790.0
June 2016 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448162.0
Fall 2016 --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450564.0


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




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 / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- August 2017 (Sign-ups open all month) by rockingbearranch
Date started: August 01, 2017 07:05:42 AM, Replies: 25

Artists: mandykaye, emilywilde, bunny1kenobi

The Gallery is HERE!

This is a fun and friendly swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you, with a minimum of one card for the month. People of all levels of card making are welcome. Sign ups are open all month. Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.

Artist trading cards can be made by anyone, from any material, with any method. The official card is the size of a rectangular baseball card, 2.5 by 3.5 inches done in a cardstock weight paper. This swap tends to openly interpret what that means. We have seen cards made from nature, sewn, woven, and knitted, pop ups, movables, mini books, stained glass, clay, and even a 4-d dollhouse room. Preferences can be mentioned when you make a claim.

INFO

The Swap FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
The ATC FAQs are HERE! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.


~~~ Common lingo ~~~

ATC: artist trading card.

ac: artist's choice, in claiming the creator chooses any theme but sticks to requests like flat cards only or handdrawn only.

tbd: to be determined, in claiming the artist will pick from the theme list later.

kid card or card made by kiddos: only allowed where the theme list specifically mentions that they would like a kid card. Kid cards are always welcome as extras and should be posted in the gallery.

bulky: are cards that will not fit in a plastic baseball card sleeve

~~~~~~



Swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - August 31st 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rockingbearranch
Sign-up date range: Today until August 31st, 2017
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim (look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO. You must be 18.
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the card 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 18 years old: YES

Participant Conditions:
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

STEP 1:
The Discussion Thread is HERE! - Announcements, questions and discussion are posted here so bookmark it! Craftster requires that you post in the Discussion Thread when joining. Do this once per calendar year.


STEP 2:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to rockingbearranch with August Ongoing ATC Swap - Join" as the subject. Hint: Some answers are Red.

*Name of swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - August 2017
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
Name
Addy
City/State/Province
Country
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
*Are you at least 18 years old?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*Have you met the Participant Conditions?
*Have you bookmarked and posted in the Discussion Thread in the year 2017?
*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?
*Are you aware that if a card is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*How soon should you post pictures of the cards you receive?
*When sending sent/receive messages to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each swap.  What are they?

CLAIMING
Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim. Look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down.

You can make one claim or as many 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. Remember that you must make one claim!

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.
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, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

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
*New swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been received, and its new owner has reported it received, the new swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

STEP 3:
How to make a claim:
After being approved, make a claim like this! You are only claiming the person who was the last to post, for one card. You are allowed to send whatever extras you desire.

SAMPLE CLAIMS POST
Quote
I claim FabSwapper for heffalumps.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, religious, or with clowns.

My themes are:
Bunnies in hats
Bunnies with wings
Bunicorns

Never been picked:
Double Fluffy bunnies
Gardens of carrots as far as the eye can see


STEP 4:
Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.

STEP 5:
Make the card and mail it. PM the organizer and partner when you send or receive a card. (This was in the original rules. I don't actually need the sent cards message if you find it hard to remember. It helps if cards get lost in the mail.)

Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to (4)whom, in each message to the swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received cards.  

SAMPLE SENT OR RECIEVED PM
Quote
Subject: August Ongoing ATC Swap--SENT

I mailed some ATCs today!  

DUE Aug 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Yowzaparadeper (fantasmic theme)

DUE Aug 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Wowwieparadesper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawparadeper 07 (yet another fascinating theme)

STEP 6:
POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
The most important step!
Posting pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap. Please post pictures within 3 days or notify your partner that you cannot so they can share their work.

We like to keep things friendly and encouraging. Thank you's and helpful comments about the artwork can be posted in the gallery!


The Gallery is HERE!


Feedback
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you claimed have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

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


ORGANIZED SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Any quick kid swaps before school? by Nodsu
Date started: August 08, 2017 10:42:41 PM, Replies: 21
My 12 yo has been wanting to make one for a while and i bet my 9 yo would love to as well- there's enough tim before school!
Even personal swap would be great Wink

Anyone else interested?






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