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ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Color in a Box 2019 Gallery by kittykill
Date started: February 25, 2019 08:25:28 AM, Replies: 97



Post your goodies!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED-Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4 (Sign ups 2/2-2/16, send outs 3/20) by Averia
Date started: February 01, 2019 08:01:23 PM, Replies: 65

Do you have a stash of fat quarters that youve been waiting to cut into? Do you enjoy making quick projects and receiving fun crafts? Why not join the Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4?!

Swap name: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4
Craftster members who are organizing this swap:  Averia and anna.wahnsinn
Sign-up date range: February 1 to February 16
Date to send item by: March 20, 2019
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? N/A


In this swap well be using 2 Fat Quarters* to create crafted items for our partners! We will also be sending 2 Fat Quarters with our packages.  (Remember, a fat quarter is 18 x 21 inches, sometimes 18 x 22 inches)

- You can make as many or as few projects as youd like with your 2 FQs
- Try your best to use as much of the material as you can
- For example, you could make 1 lined purse, or you could make a stuffie + a tissue holder or you could make a key chain + a luggage tag + a pot holder
- Items such as zippers, snaps, beads, ribbon, etc. are allowed but your FQ should be the main material you use
- This is a no extras swap. Please only send your crafted item(s) + 2 new FQs
- The Fat Quarters you use to craft with and send need to be nice quality fabrics, preferable quilt shop quality.


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



QUESTIONNAIRE TO SEND TO ORGANIZERS:

Name of swap: Craft with a Fat Quarter Swap Round 4
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:
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 have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?  

Do you have specific ideas or inspirations that would help your partner personalize your piece?
Do you have a Etsy favorites, Pinterest etc?

Colors youd like to receive?
Colors youd prefer not to receive?

Are there certain types of fabrics/styles you especially like or dislike? (modern, batik, calico, small prints, big florals, etc)

Anything else youd like your partner to know?

Send your completed questionnaire to your organizers, Averia and anna.wahnsinn
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizers and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizers and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#)


Links to crafts you can make with a FQ:
FQ Projects from Sew Mama, Sew
Pinterest board for FQ crafts
30 FQ Projects
25 Things to do with FQs
FQ Fun: 35+ Projects
100+ FQ Tutorials



Galleries from past rounds:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440814.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377276.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426178.0


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED -Positive Affirmations Swap round 2 (send outs March 18) by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: February 20, 2019 10:39:03 AM, Replies: 150

Swap name: Positive Affirmations R-2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftylittlemonkey
Sign-up date range (day of the month in red): 2/20/19-2/28/19
Date to send item by: Thurs, March 14, 2019
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: 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:
This swap is for one small item (small = roughly 2 hours crafting time). Extras to be negotiated between partners, no pressure if you want to keep this one quick and easy Smiley.

We are deep into February blah territory, how about crafting a little something positive to ring in March?  
Gentle reminders that life is good, you are a beautiful human, it's good to make time for self-care, that it's ok just to sit and day dream with a cup of tea now and then, that you CAN relax and read a book, and that creativity is never a waste of time.
It could be a painted rock, fridge magnet, pin-back button, Teesha Moore type patch, an ATC or 4X6 piece of art, a change purse, keychain, pendant, merit badge, a little hoopla or a painting, anything really. If you felt like releasing that energy into the universe you could even request an abandonable piece of art.
There is a 2 week crafting time to keep things easy and low-stress, extras are not required but sending a card or note is always very nice.
If you are on the fence, take a look at round 1.
It was such lovely good fun, I think even looking at the round 1 gallery will put a smile on your face Smiley.
Here's a Pinterest board I started with purely positive affirmations. Share yours if you've got one Smiley.

Swap Rules:
~You may choose to have 1 or 2 partners if you have previously swapped successfully.
~I will post a couple of questions in the discussion threads that I ask you to participate in answering so we can all keep in touch with each other while we craft our positive items.
~Please keep a copy of your mailing receipt as confirmation of sending.
~NOT A RULE: last round part of the swap was to make a positive item for yourself along with the one for your partner. Surprisingly, many found this to be a challenging prospect. I ask that you consider doing this kindness for yourself so long as it is not upsetting in any way, this is meant to be an uplifting project after all. If you do make something lovely just for you, or even to abandon in your community, please feel free to share it in the gallery along with your thoughts and feelings. It was really inspiring to see those crafts last time. A bonus note in feed back for anybody who does this part Smiley.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Positive Affirmations R-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: (YES/NO)
Would you like 1 or 2 partners (indicate if you are flexible about this)?
What kind of crafts do you make?
What sort of craft would you like to receive?
Anything you would not want to receive?
Favourite and least favourite colours?
Specific affirmations you like?
Any allergies or allergens in your home?
Anything else you want to tell your partner?
Do you have a Pinterest board to share?

Please read the swap info guide so you understand swap rules.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE.

To help me with organization kindly include "Positive Affirmations R-2" (sign up, sent, received, question, etc) in the subject line of all messages relating to this swap. Thanks!


Participants:
1 craftylittlemonkey
2 kittykill
3 StainedMushroom
4 Rosie1981
5 Lmcbride
6 thanate
7 Artmomto5
8 BigBangMomma
9 kartiana
10 Smmarrt
11 kwality570
12 audio
13 crafty-becky
14 Mellius01
15 zcrafter
16 Acadian Driftwood
17 PerfectlyBohemian
18 jemimah
19 fatewineroses

Partners:
Acadian Driftwood --> PerfectlyBohemian
1 Artmomto5 --> Rosie1981
2 Artmomto5 --> Smmarrt
audio --> Mellius01
BigBangMomma --> Lmcbride
1 crafty-becky --> StainedMushroom
2 crafty-becky --> zcrafter
craftylittlemonkey --> fatewineroses
fatewineroses --> craftylittlemonkey
1 jemimah --> kartiana
2 jemimah --> Smmarrt
kartiana --> jemimah
kittykill --> PerfectlyBohemian
kwality570 --> thanate
1 Lmcbride --> BigBangMomma
2 Lmcbride --> thanate
Mellius01 --> audio
1 PerfectlyBohemian --> Acadian Driftwood
2 PerfectlyBohemian --> kittykill
Rosie1981  --> Artmomto5
1 Smmarrt --> jemimah
2 Smmarrt --> Artmomto5
StainedMushroom --> crafty-becky
1 thanate --> kwality570
2 thanate --> Lmcbride
zcrafter --> crafty-becky


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED -Dotee Swap (SIGN UPS 1/31/19-2/11/19; MAIL BY 3/11/19) by The Raging Sloth
Date started: January 31, 2019 10:27:17 AM, Replies: 66


(I used some examples of dotees I've done in the past since I dont want to use anyone's pics without permission)


Link to Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457621.0


Swap name: Dotee Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: The Raging Sloth
Sign-up date range: 1/31/19-2/11/19
Date to send item by: 3/11/19

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

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: 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
- 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:
What is a dotee?

A dotee is a mini art doll, meant to be traded or swapped. The dolls 6" tall or smaller, but the hanger or tail can exceed that measurement. They have a face, but do not require arms or legs (unless that's part of your design). Dotees have a loop for hanging, and some come with tails (tails are fibers, ribbon, charms or other string-y things that add to the theme of the doll), and can be made from a variety of materials - fabric, felt, paperclay, yarn, beads, gourds or any other material/media that you can make a doll from. Most dotee makers add buttons, beads, sequins, embroidery, or charms to embellish the doll.

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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Any allergies we should be aware of?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Pop quiz! What is the maximum size for a dotee?
List five or more themes you would like for your dotee:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
(Add more if you like)
What material(s) do you plan to use?

Is there anything you do not want to receive? (materials, themes, etc.)

Anything you would like to add? (Can put link to pinterest, wish, etc...)


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.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

Crafters:

The Raging Sloth
LadybugsAndBumblebees
cmarion3
PerfectlyBohemian
Bugaboo1
Rosie1981
crafty-becky
craftylittlemonkey


Swap Buddies:

LadybugsAndBumblebees - Bugaboo1
Rosie1981 - crafty-becky
cmarion3 - PerfectlyBohemian
The Raging Sloth - Craftylittlemonkey


Partners:
Sent
Partner received
Late with communication
MIA
Feedback given


LadybugsAndBumblebees - Bugaboo1
Rosie1981 - crafty-becky
cmarion3 - PerfectlyBohemian
The Raging Sloth - craftylittlemonkey


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED -Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 29 (SO 3/18 and 8/26) by Wildfyre
Date started: March 08, 2019 07:01:06 PM, Replies: 39
This is a LONG swap.

This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have swap feedback that shows a history of incomplete swaps, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!





Swap name: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 29
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer -
Sign-up date range:   March 8 -  15
Date to send out Little Visitor: March 18
Send Visitor Back Home: August 26
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21
Note: You MUST have a valid, reliable mailing address.

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 months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swap 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 21 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand 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
Chile accounts for more than half of the western coastline of South America

 PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by March 18th.  You can send an optional biography (likes/dislikes/personality traits) if you would like to.

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the send-outs are about a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in the gallery frequently and communicate with your partner regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community.

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. Shutterfly (or similar) scrapbooks are great but please plan ahead so they arrive in time.

You are also required to send at least 4 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!

Send your LV home by August 26th. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many excursions as possible!

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! And we require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so we can verify the date that you sent, and that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner.


To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by March 18
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights!
* Keep your LV clean and undamaged - if something happens please check with your LV's "parent" before repairing or running them through the washing machine
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery once every 2 weeks minimum
* Communicate with your partner often
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by August 26th
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.

There are about 169 volcanoes in the United States that scientists consider active. Most of these (about 130) are located in Alaska, where eruptions occur virtually every year.



Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let us (organizers) know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat eats to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV must be a stuffed animal

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 29- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 29

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?

Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?

Is your LV from a home where people smoke?

Is your LV from a home with pets?

Name of LV:

Does your LV have a religious affiliation?

Does your LV have a political affiliation?

Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Senders within the USA shouldn't have any problems)

Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?

Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?

Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)

Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:   NOTE - You MUST list ALL previous locations if you wish to avoid being partnered with a previous partner. If you don't mind repeats, don't worry about it.

Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?

What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?

What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?

Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)

Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?

What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?

What size is your LV?

Any type of LV you would not like to host?

List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)

Do you have/have access to a camera?

Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?

Can you send the 4 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or store-bought.)

Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?

Anything else you would like to let your partner know?

Do you have a pinterest?
Blog/website?
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter,etc?

The following questions are to prove youve read the entire sign-up post-
What country accounts for more than half of the western coastline of South America?
Which U.S. state has the most active volcanoes?


*************************************************************************************

Approved Participants

wildfyre - Alaska and Washington USA
Inselaeffchen - Scotland UK
BigBangMomma - Ohio USA
jellybean89 - Michigan USA
Smeddley - Kansas USA
Eamea - Missouri USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
zcrafter- Pennsylvania USA
Rosie1981 - Florida USA
Audania1 - California USA
whatthepuck - North Carolina USA
WingsoftheWind - North Carolina USA

Partners


wildfyre- Eamea
Inselaeffchen - BigBangMomma
jellybean89 - Audania1
Smeddley - Rosie1981
phoenixfiredesigns - whatthepuck
zcrafter- WingsoftheWind


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- March 2019 by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: March 01, 2019 07:08:43 AM, Replies: 48

Artist: Beautifulsoul

The Gallery is HERE!

This is a thankful 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 - March 2019
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftylittlemonkey
Sign-up date range: March 1st to March 31th, 2019
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 magic: 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 craftylittlemonkey with March Ongoing ATC Swap - Join" as the subject. Hint: Some answers are Red.

*Name of swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2019
*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 2018?
*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/received messages to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each swap.  What are they?

CLAIMING
Begin claiming when the organizer replies to your questionnaire or the swap appears in your profile in the list of active swaps. 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 claiming 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. You may be considered a new swapper if you have not been swapping or active for over a year.

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 Wowwieparadesper for gargling gargoyles.

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, religious, or with spiders.

My themes are:
Bunnies in clothes
Bunnies with wings
Bunicorns

Never been picked:
Fluffy turkeys
Happy travels


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 sentcards 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 RECEIVED PM
Quote
Subject: February 2019 Ongoing ATC Swap--Sent

I mailed some cards today!

DUE Feb 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Yowzaparadeper (dancing theme)

DUE Feb 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Wowwieparadesper (some sorta theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawparadeper (theme-ee theme)

STEP 6:
POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
The most important step!
Posting pictures of received cards 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!

Our Pinterest Pinner is curiousfae! Contact her if you would like to be added to the board. Pinteresting is not a mandatory part of the swap but it's fun.  Smiley

The 2019 Pinterest 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, craftylittlemonkey.  This thread is specifically for claims only.



MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: March 01, 2019 10:08:14 AM, Replies: 49
50 PROJECTS 2019

In the ongoing tradition, here's where everybody is invited to share their projects for the year. Make a list of things you intend to do (it could be 5, 50, 100, however many you wish), add to it with new ideas, strike things off the list as they get finished or dropped. Sign ups are open all year. Share your challenges and triumphs, chat about crafting, comment on each other's work, post your projects including links to topics if you've made one. There will be contests and challenges through out the year, feel free to pitch ideas and offer to send out prizes if you're so inclined. Happy to have you here Smiley.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- February 2019 Gallery by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: February 01, 2019 07:17:59 PM, Replies: 54

Artist: greybird


The Discussion Thread is HERE.

The Claiming Thread is HERE.



Post pictures of the ATCs you receive for the February swap below.

Encouraging comments are welcome!


~-~-~


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mug Rug and Mug Swap GALLERY! by WhistleFish
Date started: February 14, 2019 05:49:32 PM, Replies: 51

Photocred

Here's the original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457199.0

Partners:
1. Whistlefish <> Acadian Driftwood
2. Bugaboo1 <> Annchen
3. LadybugsAndBumblebees<> FiberAlchemist
4. Amfkinney <> Quaggy
5. Koreena <> Averia
6. Thimbles71 <> Rosie1981
7. Calabaza <> Zalphinian
8. waterbaby <> Thimbles71

Sent
Received
Received & Sent
Late with communication
Late with no communication

Sending, Receiving, and Feedback
SENDING: Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM organizers and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM organizers and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. (Please take quality pictures, like ones you would take of your work.) Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#)


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED-Color in a Box 2019 (SU Feb 1-8;SO March 9) by kittykill
Date started: February 01, 2019 09:49:25 AM, Replies: 203


This swap is so much fun! Pick your favorite color (or it can be rainbow or a color scheme, if you can't pick just one) and your partner will craft some awesomeness for you.

Swap name: Color in a Box Swap 2019
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kittykill
Sign-up date range: February 1-February 8th
Date to send item by: March  9th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No limit.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?N/A
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
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In the Color in a Box swap, we'll be sending our partners a color inspired package filled with bright and cheery crafted goodness!

Swap Details
Requirements:
1. One medium crafted item
2. Color specific (As chosen by your partner) 4 or more happy package fillers ( candies, journals, small crafted items)
3. Posting to the discussion thread or PMing organizers is required once a week!
4. Have fun!!


This swap has been done several times before as a sunshine in a box and color in a box. Here are some ideas from the past that people have crafted.  (This was specific to the sunshine swap, but you get the idea)


- Picnic tray decorated with yellow and orange designs
- Pillow cover quilted with yellow fabrics
- Journal cover with an embroidered sunshine
- Stenciled beach towel with a summer inspired saying
- Painting or wall hanging of a sunset
- Yellow fizzy bath bombs and soap set

If you want to fill your colorful box with more than 4 fillers  you can indicate so in the questionnaire and be partnered with someone else that wants the same.

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

Questionnaire to Answer:
Name of swap: Color in a Box 2019
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Mailing address including the country (as would need to appear for mailing)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Would you like to send and receive more than 4 fillers (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?
What is your favorite color (or color scheme)?
Please list some ideas for colorful goodness you'd be happy to receive:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Please do not send me:
Do you have any inspirations that would help your partner personalize your package (Pinterest, Wists, Etsy Favorites, Flickr, etc)?
Anything else youd 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.

Participants:
kittykill
lindyv321
LadybugsAndBumblebees
endymion
quaggy
Onyxnox
audio
silentblair
Witty_Child
jemimah
Whistley
The Raging Sloth
Bugaboo1
Mlsocci74
Amfkinney
TAOJ
SonjaBoo
TheSapphireMoon
FiberAlchemist
thanate
zcrafter
geekgirl1000100
kartiana


Partners:
Sent
Partner received
Late with communication
MIA
Feedback given

kittykill-geekgirl1000100
Bugaboo1-Quaggy
AMfKinney-Ladybugsandbumblebees
Whistley-FiberAlchemist
Kartiana-thanate
endymion-The Raging Sloth
zcrafter-The Sapphire Moon
TAOJ-Witty_Child
jemimah-Onyxnox
audio-Slientblair
lindyv321 will send to Sonjaboo. Sonjaboo will send to Mlsocci74. Mlscocci74 to lindvy321


Gallery:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457606.0


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Book Binding craftalong by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: February 11, 2019 10:41:36 AM, Replies: 86
Hey friends, a few of us have been chatting about book binding techniques lately and thought we could share inspiration and projects to encourage each other in what can be an intimidating craft to pursue. There are already some terrific topics posted on Paper and Mixed Media and making Junk Journals (which contains lots of info on bookbinding) but this would be entirely about the building of an actual volume from start to finish, all the elements of creating a whole entire book from scratch. It is certainly an intensive art on it's own. Here is a collection of tutorials that have been posted here, I am going to try out as many as I can.

Here's one I made recently with a link to some in-progress images:
Hard cover with sewn patchwork


TUTORIALS

madcrafter's accordion spine with hidden image.
Hidden Spine.
Hot glue spine
Sloppybrown bag journal.
Another hidden spine binding, plus fabric covering with fusible web.
Sea Lemon video tutorials of all kinds!

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Alisa Golden


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / OWS 151 Gallery and Discussion by kittykill
Date started: February 01, 2019 08:44:27 AM, Replies: 49



Another round! We are starting with Psyche's list.


https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457339.0


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / CLOSED -ONGOING ATC SWAP -- February 2019 by craftylittlemonkey
Date started: February 01, 2019 07:18:23 PM, Replies: 45

Artist: greybird

The Gallery is HERE!

This is a thankful 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 - February 2019
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: craftylittlemonkey
Sign-up date range: February 1st to February 28th, 2019
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 magic: 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 craftylittlemonkey with February Ongoing ATC Swap - Join" as the subject. Hint: Some answers are Red.

*Name of swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2019
*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 2018?
*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/received messages to the swap organizer, there are four pieces of information that must be included about each swap.  What are they?

CLAIMING
Begin claiming when the organizer replies to your questionnaire or the swap appears in your profile in the list of active swaps. 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 claiming 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. You may be considered a new swapper if you have not been swapping or active for over a year.

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 Wowwieparadesper for gargling gargoyles.

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, religious, or with spiders.

My themes are:
Bunnies in clothes
Bunnies with wings
Bunicorns

Never been picked:
Fluffy turkeys
Happy travels


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 sentcards 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 RECEIVED PM
Quote
Subject: February 2019 Ongoing ATC Swap--Sent

I mailed some cards today!

DUE Feb 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Yowzaparadeper (dancing theme)

DUE Feb 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> Wowwieparadesper (some sorta theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawparadeper (theme-ee theme)

STEP 6:
POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
The most important step!
Posting pictures of received cards 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!

Our Pinterest Pinner is curiousfae! Contact her if you would like to be added to the board. Pinteresting is not a mandatory part of the swap but it's fun.  Smiley

The 2019 Pinterest 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, craftylittlemonkey.  This thread is specifically for claims only.



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Embroidery Hoopla RD 15 (Mail by 02/12/2019) by JoyfulClover
Date started: February 01, 2019 02:28:16 PM, Replies: 36

(stitched by PaleAngelLex for Megzy818, R6 - 2011)



Original swap thread

SHIP STATUS KEY:
Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Sending late with communication
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Crossed through = Feedback given


Partners:
TAOJ <> Bugaboo1
thanate<>The Raging Sloth
ChamelonHound<> geekgirl1000100
crafty-becky <> kittykill


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mixed Media Valentine Swap: Third Time Gallery by SonjaBoo
Date started: February 04, 2019 04:34:54 AM, Replies: 44

Here's the original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457107.0

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

Sent
Received
Received & Sent
Late with communication
Late with no communication

Let's see your hearts! Cheesy






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