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ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!-SU End 7/21/18; SO-9/1/18 by craftADDchick
Date started: July 07, 2018 10:42:34 AM, Replies: 29

Patch made by craftADDchick




Swap Name:Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Inselaeffchen & craftADDchick
Sign-up date range: July 7, 2018- July 21, 2018
Date to send item by: Saturday, September 1, 2018

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

 Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
 Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
 - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
 - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
 - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: 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:
 Do you love making Teesha Moore-style patches? Have you always admired them but haven't yet caught the TM bug? Well, this could be the swap for you!

In this round of the TM Patch Swap, you will be crafting for 1 or 2 partners (first time swappers will be limited to 1 partner) and from 1-3 patches (you and your partner should agree on the exact number).

Also, you will have the option of exchanging a TM Patch Supply kit with your partner (contents of kit may include: floss, fabric, embellishments {buttons, beads, ribbons, charms, etc}, poly-fil, etc.).

Let's keep this swap simple and limit it to the sending of patches and kits (if you love sending extra things, consider adding those as part of a kit Smiley ).

10th Round Celebration Challenge!- Because this is the 10th (and probably final round**) of the "Yet Another..." version of the TM Patch Swap, we thought it would be fun to celebrate in some way. So, here's your challenge- in at least one of your patches, you must incorporate the number 10 somehow. That doesn't mean that the actual number has to appear... you could use 10 colors, 10 beads, do something with the border, or anything else that you can do to commemorate the 10th round!

** Don't worry! Future TM Patch Swaps will be the "Return of the TM Patch Swap" version. Wink

There are lots of inspirational patches from previous swaps, so check out some of the galleries here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454730.0 (Return of the TM Patch Swap- Rd 1)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452654.0 (Round 9)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451858.0 (Round 8 )

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=448165.0 (Round 7)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=445370.0 (Round 6)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439296.0 (Round 5)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437989.0 (Round 4)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436180.0 (Round 3)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434712.0 (Round 2)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432695.0 (Round 1)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407645.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402089.0#axzz2UxtFzswN

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426480.0#axzz2bcdxNvuF

IF your are new to making patches, here are some links to Teesha Moore's own video tutorials showing you her techniques. You won't want to miss these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cm4RoEsgl0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt49UgGzy6k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=246iSNnS8So
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd3J7ttslQ

And, here's a thread right here on Craftster that has some additional tips by your fellow Craftsters!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451936.0


If you want to participate, information to send to organizers, Inselaeffchen & craftADDchick:

 QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
 Name of swap: Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country (please put it in the proper format for mailing to your country):
 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
 Do you want one or two partners?
How many patches would you like to make for each partner (Organizer will attempt to match partners based on this information as much as possible)?
Do you also want to exchange a kit with your partner(s), in addition to the patches?
List at least four themes to inspire your partner: (Some themes from previous swaps were the beach, peace and love, buttons, rainbows, DOTD, trees and nature, literature, stripes and polkadots, craftster's choice.)
List preferred size range, if you have one:
Preferred colors, if any:
Are there any colors or themes you really don't want to receive?
Are odd shapes desirable, such as round or triangular patches?
Do you have a Pinterest, website, or another site that your partner can peruse for inspiration?
Do you have any allergies that could be a problem (please list)?
Do you have any allergens in your home (please list)?
Are you aware of the 10th Round Celebration Challenge (it's in the swap description above)?: Yes/No
Do you acknowledge that ALL communications (including the questionnaire) need to be sent to both Inselaeffchen and craftADDchick? Yes/No
 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:
{**commented in thread}

1. craftADDchick**
2. LadybugsAndBumblebees**
3. curiousfae**
4. Quasior**
5. quaggy**
6. TAOJ**
7. veghorsegirl**
8. ale0059**
9. jenleahlynn**
10. endymion**
11. Inselaeffchen
12. crafty-becky**

PARTNERS:




CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Craft Challenge #124 - Craftster Rocks! - Entries Due Aug 1 - 8 - BONUS PRIZE! by sweets4ever
Date started: July 02, 2018 12:54:52 PM, Replies: 41
Craft Challenge #124 - Craftster Rocks! - Entries Due August 1 - 8

Have you ever been the recipient of a RAOK (random act of kindness), or perhaps stumbled upon a painted rock along your journeys?  Didn't that one little moment just feel amazing?  Let's spread more of those moments!  This month, we are rockin' it out Cheesy and challenging YOU to paint and hide a rock!  We're going to be spreading creativity and joy all throughout our communities and travels. Kiss

The challenge is simple, really!  Find a rock.  Paint it.  Label it with #CraftsterRocks.  Hide it. Cheesy  If you create a set of [obviously] themed rocks, you may enter the entire set as one entry.  The minimum requirement is just to paint and hide one rock, though! Smiley  Your entry must contain a photo of your painted rock.  If you want, you can include in progress photos or even a photo where you've hidden it, too!


Here are some basic guidelines and best practices for rock painting:

1. Always be mindful of the environment and respectful of the community guidelines that already exist.
2. Seal each rock thoroughly.  Do not add or attach anything other than a securely-adhered label, as trinkets and attachments can pose littering and choking risks for animals.  Many use Mod Podge for attaching the labels to the back, followed by spray sealing the entire rock with at least two coats.
3. Do not hide rocks in national parks, state parks, or on private property.
4. Craftster, Pinterest and Facebook are great places to find inspiration for colorful creations and creative messages.

Printable Labels
We've created some printable sheets of itty bitty labels, if you need one for the bottom of your rock.  You can always just paint or use paint marker on the bottom of your rock instead of attaching a label, too.  Totally up to you!  These PDFs print on standard 8.5x11 printer paper.  Print which size you need, cut out a label and attach it to your rock.  Most people use Mod Podge or craft glue to adhere it prior to sealing the entire rock.

Facebook Group (optional fun!)
Sometimes when people find rocks "out in the wild," they take a photo and share it on Facebook with the rock's hashtag or group.  If you want to join a group for #craftsterrocks, we've just created it here!  Craftster Rocks #craftsterrocks group on Facebook.  Just request to join and myself, kittykill or rackycoo will get you added! Smiley

Rules:
  • Craft your project during this challenge period (July 2 - August 8, 2018) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project (Although your entry can have multiple components to it).
  • Post your craft during the period of August 1 - August 8 2018. No sooner.  No later.  On August 2, there will be a special folder created for entries.  We will reply with the folder/board link here on this thread.
  • Voting will happen from August 9 - 16 2018.
  • The winner will be officially announced on our first business Monday of the next month, in our monthly newsletter, on this thread, and on the Craftster blog!  We will contact you via Private Message, after the announcement, to get your prize package information.
  • If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.

Originality:
It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project.

Prizes:
Bonus Prize This Month!
At the end, we'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...
(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) this Craftster prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):  Their choice of any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

(4) This month's bonus prize is a set of permanent metallic markers!  Water-based, quick-dry, acid-free and non-toxic ink.  They're perfect for painting rocks, art mugs, designing ATCs, scrapbooking and more.



ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mermay, Unicorns, and Pals Swap - Gallery by rockingbearranch
Date started: July 03, 2018 10:41:51 AM, Replies: 29

Here is the Discussion Thread...
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455009.0

Post your goodies below....


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap -- July 2018 Gallery! by rockingbearranch
Date started: July 03, 2018 09:41:40 AM, Replies: 30

Artists: emilywilde, craftylittlemonkey, loca4crafts


The Discussion Thread is HERE.

The Claiming Thread is HERE.



Post pictures of the ATCs you receive for July below.

Helpful comments are welcome!


~-~-~


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Spell My Name Swap -- Initials Edition 3 (signup July 4-10, send by July 28) by kayrun
Date started: July 04, 2018 06:57:11 AM, Replies: 43
Swap name: Spell My Name Swap -- Initials Edition 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kayrun
Sign-up date range: July 4-10, 2018
Date to send item by: July 28, 2018

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country? n/a
Additional Age requirement? none

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: true
- 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
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a name swap, where you take your partner's 3 initials and include an item starting with each letter.
ex:
S ~ A package of orange stationery
A ~ A handmade angel wall hanging
R ~ A handmade bookmark in the color red

Minimum of 3 small items, with something to represent each letter of a person's name.
Extras are fine, but be aware that they are a bonus, and your partner may or may not
reciprocate.

Please include a note to explain which item goes with which letter~
Come join in the fun!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Spell My Name Swap -- the Initials Edition
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Your 3 initials (all capitals, please)
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
I understand that Delivery Confirmation number or a copy of receipt is required for this swap:(YES/NO)
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
Have you posted in the discussion thread, (per Craftster swap rules)?

What are your top 3 favorite colors?
Any favorite color combos?
What themes or designs appeal to you?
Do you collect anything?
Please list any online wishlists you have:
Any allergies or aversions that your partner should know about?
Any allergens in your household that might cause issues for a partner?
Anything else your partner might want to know before crafting for you?

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:
https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html 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:
green = sent
purple = sending late with communication

SWAPPERS!
1. kayrun
2. dharma_rebel
3. Homerof2
4. quaggy
5. edelC
6. endymion
7. TAOJ
8. gala_apples

....

PARTNERS!
kayrun == TAOJ
dharma_rebel == quaggy
Homerof2 == gala_apples
edelC == endymion

blue = received
strikethrough = feedback left


ORGANIZED SWAPS / Craft Swaps / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- July 2018 (Sign-ups open all month) by rockingbearranch
Date started: July 01, 2018 11:15:27 AM, Replies: 36

Artists: emilywilde, craftylittlemonkey, loca4crafts

The Gallery is HERE!

This is a fun 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 - July 2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rockingbearranch
Sign-up date range: July 1st to July 31st, 2018
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 rockingbearranch with July Ongoing ATC Swap - Join" as the subject. Hint: Some answers are Red.

*Name of swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - July 2018
*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 Fabtwinkleper for gargling gargoyles.  

3 claims, 2 glittered, 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 clothes
Bunnies with wings
Bunicorns

Never been picked:
Fluffy fluffiness
Obscure obscurity


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: July Ongoing ATC Swap--Sent

I mailed some cards today!  

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

DUE July 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 swapbut it's fun.  Smiley

The 2018 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, rockingbearranch.  This thread is specifically for claims only.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap Gallery by calluna
Date started: June 25, 2018 04:48:43 PM, Replies: 143

Presents received from Secret Santas will be here soon!
(Click here to visit the swap itself)


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Paper Destash Swap - July 2018 SEND OUT 7/27/18 by Smmarrt
Date started: June 23, 2018 10:46:53 PM, Replies: 29
Swap name: PAPER Destash Swap - July 2018
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 6/23/18 - 7/03/18
Date to send item by: 07/27/18

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

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

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

SWAP DETAILS:

Got junk? Paper junk? This is your swap. We will swap boxes of paper and other book-making/junk journal supplies. Grab a bag or box now and start adding paper and other embellishments that you can use in your art journal, card-making and paper crafts.

What kinds of things?

PAPER - scrapbook, painted, Gelli-printed, book text, maps and atlas pages, wall paper, textured paper, wrapping paper, magazine pages, paper bags/gift bags, card stock, envelopes, ledger and graph paper, blueprints, vellum, calendar pages, greeting cards, postcards, sheet music, index cards, scraps that are usable

OTHER: tickets, handmade embellishments*, stickers, ribbons, washi tape, flash cards, playing cards, library pockets, die cuts & punches, stamped images

* Look at the Happy Mail swap galleries:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450734.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0

You will swap like for like as far as size of box/envelope - I will match up small, medium and large preferences.
Outside of USA - I will list size of standard US Postal boxes and envelopes and you will send a similar size.
You can choose one or two partners.

Small box 5-3/8 x 8-5/8 x 1-5/8"
Small envelope
Medium box 11 x 8.5 x 5.5" or 11-7/8 x 3-3/8 x 13-5/8"
Medium envelope
Large box 12 x 12 x 5.5"
Large envelope
...

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Paper Destash Swap - July 2018
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If you choose two partners, one may be outside of the USA)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
One or two partners?
What size box or envelope do you want to swap?

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your house? (pets, smoke)

Anything you are hoping for?
Anything else you would like your partner to know?

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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

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

1. Smmarrt
2. SonjaBoo
3. geekgirl1000100
4. Witchhippie
5. Rosie1981
6. ChameleonHound
7. Wulf

Partners - Mostly Medium-sized boxes (except sending small to Canada and Wulf can send small also)

Smmarrt sends to Wulf and ChameleonHound
Wulf sends to Smmarrt and geekgirl1000100
geekgirl1000100 sends to Wulf and SonjaBoo
SonjaBoo sends to geekgirl1000100 and ChameleonHound
ChameleonHound sends to Smmarrt and SonjaBoo
Rosie1981 sends to Witchhippie
Withchippie sends to Rosie1981


MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Summer Nerd Games 2018: June 1 - August 31, 2018 ~*Join Anytime*~ by LovelyMiss
Date started: May 30, 2018 02:18:11 AM, Replies: 56


Welcome to the Summer Nerd Games Arena!
I, LovelyMiss, shall be your host and Head Gamemaker.

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

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




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



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

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


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

For the Summer 2018 round there are TWO Teams:

The Heroes.
The Anti-Heroes.

Choose your Team based on the types of characters you usually like best, or connect with the most.




---How To Turn in a Project---
Spend at least 30 minutes crafting a project that fits the requirements of a posted prompt.  Take a photo of your finished project.  Post your project photo(s), along with the Completed Project Header, in this thread.

--COMPLETED PROJECT HEADER--
Use this header for each project you submit. Research Projects have a special header, which can be found in the Research Project Lab.

Prompt:  (please include month & category)
Team:
Bonus Points: (include which bonus points you think you've earned, e.g., Giver, Engineering, Community, WIP It, Swaptastic, Brain Power, EPIC!)
Project Name:
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description: (how it fits the requirements, pattern/techniques/recipe used, any fun tips, etc.)
Project Picture:

You may add more than one project to your post, but a Completed Project Header must be used for each project you submit.

For the Research Project Proposal and Submission Headers, visit the Research Project Lab.



---Point System---
Challenges, Battles, UFOs, and Red Alerts will earn 20 points unless otherwise noted.  Challenges, Battles, UFOs, and Red Alerts are eligible for additional Bonus Points.  All projects submitted under these prompts must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.

Brownie Points Projects will earn 20 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Brownie Points Projects are items crafted for charity during the season that are NOT turned in as a prompt or Research Project.  Brownie Points Projects must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  There is no limit on the number of Brownie Points projects you may submit during a season.  Be sure to claim Giver Bonus Points on any Projects (including Brownie Points) you complete!

Random Acts projects will earn 25 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Random Acts projects can be anything that you don't turn in under another prompt that would be considered a random act of kindness/craftiness.  This might be things like abandoned art or public art/crafting.  You must submit photos of both the completed project AND an "action" shot of the act being conducted.  Random Acts projects must involve at least a two hour time commitment (crafting+action combined).  You may submit up to TWO Random Acts projects per season.  

Free-Range Crafting projects will earn 20 points, and ARE eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Free-Range Crafting projects can be anything that you don't turn in under another prompt.  Free-Range projects must meet the 30 minute crafting time requirement.  You may submit up to two Free-Range Crafting projects per season.  

Big Time projects will earn 50 points, and ARE  eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Big Time projects are anything that takes at least five hours of crafting time, and that you do not turn in under another prompt or crafting opportunity.  You may turn in up to three Big Time projects per season.

Zaps will earn 5 points, and ARE  eligible for additional Bonus Points.  Zaps are any projects that take fewer than 30 minutes to complete.  You may turn in up to five Zaps per season.

Research Projects will earn 200 points.  Research Projects are projects that take at least three weeks OR 20 hours to complete.  You must submit a proposal for a Research Project to count.  Research Projects are separate from the normal Challenge/Battle/UFO/Alert prompts.  In most cases it is not permissible to "double dip" on individual Research Project elements, so anything included in a Research Project cannot also be turned in for a Nerd Games Challenge/Battle/UFO/Alert prompt, or as a Non-Prompt Crafting Opportunity.  Research Projects are eligible for additional Bonus Points.
Visit the Research Project Lab for more information on completing a Research Project.




You can earn 10 Bonus Points for...
--Engineering: Turning in a project that includes a new tutorial, pattern, or recipe;
--Giver:  Crafting a project for charity;
--Community:  Creating a post for your project on the appropriate Craftster board and including at least one clear, good-quality photo;
--WIP It:  Completing a WIP/UFO (Work-In-Progress/Unfinished Object);
--Brain Power: Completing a project that required you to learn a new skill or technique;
--Swaptastic: Completing a project for a swap, or that will be donated to the Nerd Games Raffle;
--EPIC!:  Completing an item that takes more than 45 hours of crafting time, and creating a post for the project in the appropriate Craftster board;
--Prompt specific:  Some prompts may include the opportunity for special bonus points.  This information will be included in the text for the prompt.
You may earn more than one set of bonus points for your project.







At the End Game, there will be Winners (but really no losers)
--Team Winners: average taken from number of players & point scored
--Special Awards: given by gamemakers
Winnings will include bragging rights, badges, and possible prizes.



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


Team Captains


Official Nerd Games Pinterest Board


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


Previous seasons:
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2013-2014
Spring 2014
Summer 2014
Fall 2014
Winter 2014-2015
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Winter 2015-2016
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016
Winter 2016-2017
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Winter 2017-2018
Spring 2018



---This is the home for Completed Projects, Research Project Declarations, and "Oooos & Ahhhs."  For discussions, chatting, and progress pics, head over to the Nerd Discussion thread.  Posts will be moved to appropriate location when necessary.  Thanks for your help in keeping the Nerd Games tidy.---


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap - Sendouts by 8/1/18 by calluna
Date started: June 15, 2018 06:42:39 PM, Replies: 172
Swap name: Secret Santa-in-July Wishlist Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: calluna
Co-organizer: TBD
Sign-up date range: June 15-July 11
Claiming date range: June 15-July 31
Date to send item by: August 1, 2018

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no, the more the merrier!
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Heck 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:
Do you
- have at least as much fun giving as receiving?
- need small gifts for family, friends or coworkers?
- delight in sneaky, anonymous acts of kindness?
- collect handmade goods to donate to a charity?
- miss getting together online with your Craftster swap pals?

If any of these sound like you, then JOIN THE SECRET SANTA-IN-JULY SWAP!!

In this swap, you dont know who is sending to you. What makes it extra fun is that theres practically no limit to how many people you might receive from, and you can send to multiple people. And only the organizer (plus co-organizer if needed) knows the true identities of all these crafty elves!!

The minimum package to each person is 2 small items, or 1 medium.
Small and medium refer to time/effort or price, not actual physical size of item. What qualifies as a small item?
By time: About an hour (this is my own definition, not the usual one, because I can rarely finish ANYTHING in an hour!)
By size: Earrings, pendant, wallet, pouch, bookmarks, magnets, headband, simple hand-carved stamp, toy for pets
By price: $10 or less

If you want to participate, here is the information to send to calluna (please put Secret Santa in July signup as the subject):

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 you are at least 18 years old (yes/no)
Have you read and understand all the rules and details?
Do you have a camera to take pictures of your presents?
Can you list at least 5 crafted items and/or supplies on your wishlist? (If you dont have 5 for yourself, you can also list things for your loved ones, things to be abandoned as random acts of kindness, things to donate to charitable causes, etc.)
If there are clothing items on your list, what are the measurements and or sizes?
Is there anything else you would like your Secret Santa to know, which you dont want to publicize to the world on your wishlist? (Ill pass the info along only to the people who claim you)


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Planner/Journal Supply Swap Gallery Rnd 2 (SU May 14-24;SO June 15) by gozer
Date started: June 12, 2018 07:33:51 AM, Replies: 31
 
Gallery! Add all your wonderful goodies here.
 
 Details of Swap:
 This will be the same as the first round so I copied Noooitaremybirthdays wonderful details an used her questionnaire since the last round looked like it turned out so well. Why mess with perfection. Wink
 Go ahead, jot it down in your planner, put it on your to-do-list, write it on a sticky note! The Planner/Journal Supplies swap is here. Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of fun papery goodness to use in our planners and journals. If you dont work in a planner, but like to journal or just love stationary, stickers, office supplies, etc, youre welcome to join! Some of the items can be ready-made supplies, but at least half of the items must be crafted or fixed up in some way.

 Some ideas would be perhaps inchies or other sized tiny art to be used as stickers, dividers, etc. Gelliprinted dividers, pouches or pages. Altered paperclips, page markers, handmade stickers, washi tape and washi samples, fun pens, flags, tags, tabs, closure elastic bands, protective sleeves, post-its, handmade dashboards, zippered pouches to organize supplies. etc.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Well be swapping a 6x9 envelope or similar full of planner goodies, at least half of which are crafted/altered/spruced up by you. Please put in a good effort to create a package that youd be happy to receive yourself! Include things that will make your partner smile by doing some stalking and careful reading of her questionnaire. Extras and desired level of complexity can be decided between partners. Tracking will be required.

 Original thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454942.0


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Halloween in June Swap 2018 Gallery by kittykill
Date started: June 13, 2018 01:42:27 PM, Replies: 79
Post your goodies!


ORGANIZED SWAPS / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Jurassic Swap SU 06/23-06/30, SO 07/30 by lindyv321
Date started: June 23, 2018 11:09:44 AM, Replies: 39
Lets go visit Jurassic Park and swap some Dino-Mite stuff! This will be a Jurassic Park themed swap not a general dinosaur swap.

Swap name: Jurassic Park Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lindyv321
Sign-up date range: June 23, 2018 to July 1, 2018
Date to send item by: July 30, 2018
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
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Welcome to Jurassic Park! We will be using dino DNA to create a package based on the books and movies.  

Swap Details
Requirements:
1. One medium crafted item
2. One small crafted item
3. Extra package fillers (OPTIONAL)
4. Posting to the discussion thread or PMing organizers is required once a week!
5. Have fun!!



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

Questionnaire to Answer:
Name of swap: Jurassic Park Swap
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 fillers and other extras in your package? (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home (cats, smoke, etc)?
What is your favorite Jurassic Park movie?
What is your favorite Dinosaur from the movies/books?
Who is your favorite character?
Do you have a favorite scene?
Do you have a favorite line?
 
Please list some crafts that you do:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
 
Please list some ideas for items you'd be happy to receive:
1.
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3.
4.
5.
Please do not send me:
Please list any relevant sizes, shirt, wrist, necklace, etc.:
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.


ORGANIZED SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Pocket Letter Swap #6 Gallery by curiousfae
Date started: May 31, 2018 04:39:01 PM, Replies: 47
Pocket Letter Swap #6 Gallery

Michigan Pocket Letter by curiousfae

discussion thread-->https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454810.0


NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My First Cross Stitch - It's A Poop Joke, Of Course by TheMistressT
Date started: June 02, 2018 04:10:09 PM, Replies: 30


I was finally inspired to try cross stitch... inspired by a poop joke. Cuz I am a grown ass woman.  Roll Eyes



I have had this frame in my stash for ages and will finally put it to use with this project. I might refinish it and I want to get glass cut first, since this is going to eventually be hung in... the bathroom. Of course.  Tongue






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