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Title: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 16, 2007 11:30:09 AM
Swap name: The Gothic Swap!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: superhooker
Sign-up date range: March 16-26, or until full
Date to send item by: May 4th

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

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

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  16+, and please make sure that you can get to a post office!

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

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

Details of swap:
Hello there ladies and gents of darkness!  Here is a Gothic Swap for your morbid pleasure!  We will be swapping at least one large, one medium, and one small item.  I have allotted an extra long crafting time, so please understand that we are sending out excellent items in this swap.  Please discuss with your partner to decide if you want to send more than the required amount of stuff. 



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

What is your favorite band?
favorite movie?
favorite non-black colors?
Any colors you hate?
favorite book/comic/magazines?
Favorite tv show?
Any symbols/icons you really like? (stars, crosses, darth vader, the crow...)
What crafts do you do?
Is there anything in particular you would really like?
Anything you really don't want?
Do you have a wist?
Do you have a blog?
If you are interested in clothing items, what is your size?
Do you like a specific type of gothiness? (like cyber, or victorian)
Any allergies?
Anything else you want 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 (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

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

People who are signed up!
1.ghostgirl
2.hotty_blond2000
3.danger0usangel03
4.superhooker
5.orange_sunset
6.lunascura
7.Miss_westenra
8.smashergrl
9.psyche
10.reese52
11.dreamergirl
12.Rowdy Vamp Raquel
13.mamamoonie
14. zkitten
15.cosmic_girl
16.zero cool
17.thewench
18.spiderbite
19.soccermom61
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.

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Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 16, 2007 11:30:43 AM
PARTNERS!!!!!


zkitten---smashergrl
Reese52---RowdyVampRaquel
Soccermom61---thewench
superhooker---Spiderbite
Ghostgirl---mommamoonie
dreamergirl---psyche
danger0usangel03---miss_westenra
lunascura---superhooker
zero cool---cosmic_girl
hotty_blonde2000---orange---sunset


hurray!  break out the black yarn and black paint!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 16, 2007 12:01:44 PM
I just signed up  :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 16, 2007 12:43:43 PM
me too


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ruwena on March 16, 2007 01:13:13 PM
Even though send outs are the week of Final Exams I still really want to join...let me think for an hour or 2.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: orange_sunset on March 16, 2007 03:43:41 PM
Woo sign ups!

So... Do you think it would be ok for us to send a bit early if we got done early? Just curious :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 16, 2007 11:45:29 PM
Yeah!  Totally send early, if you get done!  I just made a long crafting period because people requested it.  We want to make really good stuff, and some things seriously take longer to make.


Up to 6 people already! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: racehorse87 on March 17, 2007 01:24:47 AM
Oooo, my! This seems like a thrilling swap. And the send date is even after my exams! I am tempted, very tempted.  :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: dancingzira on March 17, 2007 01:43:10 AM
Okay, so I am doing my first swap now...hoping and praying that I will get my swap done and get feedback before signups are over. If I don't...Do you think there will be another gothic swap?
pleeeeeeeeeeaaase?


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Miss_westenra on March 17, 2007 10:26:55 AM
Oh my gosh, I am so thrilled for this swap! I am such a little goth girl it's ridiculous.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: danger0usangel03 on March 17, 2007 12:01:25 PM
yay 6 ppl already! ^_^


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on March 18, 2007 08:28:52 AM
I just sent in my info!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 18, 2007 01:06:36 PM
Welcome aboard!  Come on!  I know there are more crafty-goths out there!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: psyche on March 20, 2007 08:58:18 AM
Yay! I just signed up.... after taking 3 days to write the longest questionnaire ever... haha...  Hopefully it's more of a help than a hindrance to my future partner ;)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 20, 2007 10:13:06 AM
Yay psyche! I'm glad you signed up! Your questionaire was great. Be as specific as you'd like!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 20, 2007 12:48:31 PM
I'm very excited about this swap.  This will be my second one.  I always get performance anxiety wondering if my swap partner will like it.  Luckily, the first one I did went smoothly. 

Is this the first Gothic Swap?  I guess I should look around at other posts and see if this has been done before. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 20, 2007 01:57:14 PM
Yes this is the first Gothic Swap.

But I've found some great inspiration on and off craftster. Now I will share.

Gothic Inspiration

On craftster:
 Favorite Vampire Swap Gallery  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137353.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=137353.0)
 Girly Girl Goth Girl Swap  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85009.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85009.0)
 Skeleton/Bones/Skull Swap I Gallery  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119195.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119195.0)
 Vampire/Vampyre Swap Gallery  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101297.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101297.0)
 A gothy jewelry box https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=158172.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=158172.0)
 Goth up your computer! (With tute) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21514.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21514.0)
 
Picture searches
 I did searches in Yahoo images, Photobucket, allposters.com. Found some good inspiration there.
 Also doing a search for goth "cartoon dolls" give some nice outfit ideas too.
 You might even try some artwork links depnding on what you plan to make.

I also did a search for goth on Wists.com and found Excellent inspiration there.

Links to Gothic Stores
 A Long listing of links (a few dont work) http://www.goth.net/links/clothing/clothes-ai.html (http://www.goth.net/links/clothing/clothes-ai.html)
 http://www.artofadornment.ca/main.htm (http://www.artofadornment.ca/main.htm)
 http://www.blackrose.co.uk/ (http://www.blackrose.co.uk/)
 http://www.amphigory.com/ (http://www.amphigory.com/)
 http://www.goodgoth.com/garb.htm (http://www.goodgoth.com/garb.htm)
 http://www.wickedsmileys.com/ (http://www.wickedsmileys.com/)
 http://www.azacdesign.com/ (http://www.azacdesign.com/)
 http://www.sinistercandy.com/ (http://www.sinistercandy.com/)
 http://www.badattitude.com/ (http://www.badattitude.com/)
 http://heavyred.com/index.php (http://heavyred.com/index.php)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 20, 2007 02:22:20 PM
Awesome links!

(and thanks for including my box!  tee hee hee)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 21, 2007 12:42:06 PM
Thanks for compiling the list of links.  That was a big help.  I can hardly wait to start on this project!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 21, 2007 05:11:50 PM
I was extremely compelled to join this swap, especially after seeing the links of all those beautiful stores, I wanted so many things! I signed up!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: mamamoonie on March 21, 2007 07:41:54 PM
Squee!  My first organized swap!  I can't wait!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 21, 2007 07:58:52 PM
Ok, everybody that has PMed me should have "in progress" feedback, and should be listed on the first page of this thread.  Can everybody check, and make sure you are set up?

Thanks!
Heather


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 21, 2007 08:01:38 PM
I have the feedback and I'm all set and I'm excited and...Yay!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: mamamoonie on March 21, 2007 08:06:50 PM
 ;D Yay! have feed back, all set! YAY


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: orange_sunset on March 22, 2007 01:06:28 AM
Have in progress feedback, all set! :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 22, 2007 01:26:16 AM
Where's ghostgirl   ???

she said she signed up on the first page but she isnt listed?


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 22, 2007 02:07:10 AM
Thanks hotty_blonde!  I totally missed her PM!  You should be all set now, ghostgirl, sorry about that!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 22, 2007 05:54:53 AM
no problem- thanks  :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on March 22, 2007 05:58:56 AM
yup.  i'm on the first page and have feedback in progress!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: danger0usangel03 on March 22, 2007 08:39:33 AM
im on the list and have feedback allset yay! i cant wait heehee


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on March 22, 2007 01:37:36 PM
i know i probably shouldn't,
but its a nice extra long time,
and i'm sure i can craft some gothy goodness! 
;D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Cosmic_Girl on March 22, 2007 11:35:59 PM
This sounds like the perfect swap for me to do as my first. Just signed up.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on March 24, 2007 12:09:07 PM
I just sent in my PM/questionare. I think I'm going to enjoy this swap. :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 24, 2007 08:11:21 PM
JOIN JOIN JOIN JOIN!!!! you know you wanna! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on March 24, 2007 11:07:42 PM
oh god! i stopped dressing in all black 5odd (or more) years ago!
today i wore a green T and some red corduroys!
black is great as an accent color, or as a base for other colors,
but for me, i cant do all black all the time, id get bored!! :P ;D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: mamamoonie on March 25, 2007 06:17:15 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaa.....I can't wait to start!!!  Is it tomorrow yet?   :P


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Spiderbite on March 25, 2007 07:03:02 AM
Sent out a PM to ya. Hope there are still spots left!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 25, 2007 07:55:08 AM
Ok, guys, just so no one is waiting around or being sad, I'll tell you that I think I'll keep the thread open until midnight on Monday, because, lets face it, a lot of us are up late!  This will hopefully allow more people to sign up.  I'll be matching people tentatively, though, so hopefully partners will be out not long after midnight. 

Unless we have a rush today and all the spots fill up.  Then I'll close a bit early.

Thanks
Heather


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: danger0usangel03 on March 25, 2007 09:44:52 AM
only a few more spots left to fill, im sure there are many ppl out there that would join! XD they just gotta find us all here lol


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 26, 2007 07:12:00 AM
oh god! i stopped dressing in all black 5odd (or more) years ago!
today i wore a green T and some red corduroys!
black is great as an accent color, or as a base for other colors,
but for me, i cant do all black all the time, id get bored!! :P ;D

I have to agree, although I still gravitate on wearing black w/ some color.  I still drive a black car since I feel the most comfortable in that color.  I had a red car and it didn't feel the same.  I think I will always drive a black car.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 26, 2007 07:39:11 AM
hehe  :D almost all of my clothes are black. I wear a lot of black because I own a ghost tour and I want to look appropriate when I'm doing tour related business  :) 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: danger0usangel03 on March 26, 2007 07:50:08 AM
i wear a decent amount of black, i don have too many black clothing iems so i have to mak due with what i do have lol
.
hehe  :D almost all of my clothes are black. I wear a lot of black because I own a ghost tour and I want to look appropriate when I'm doing tour related business  :) 
woah! you own a ghost tour?! so neat!! id like to visit a ghost tour one day. ^_^


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 26, 2007 07:51:15 AM
hehe  :D almost all of my clothes are black. I wear a lot of black because I own a ghost tour and I want to look appropriate when I'm doing tour related business  :) 

Where is the ghost tour?  I live in Savannah, GA and our town has a lot of those.  I should try the tour and see if it's any good.  I've been to Bonaventure where the famous bird girl was located (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil).  It's really nice.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on March 26, 2007 08:45:39 AM
I'm more of a weekend splash of color  :D  I wear black mostly at work so that when I have to mess around with copiers and printers, I'm not ruining good work pants with loose toner. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 26, 2007 10:32:04 AM
I've been on the tour in Savannah (i'm from GA originally)! It's pretty cool, but my favorite is the New Orleans one. Mine is in Baltimore- there's a link in my signature. It seems like every city has one nowadays  :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 26, 2007 11:02:29 AM
I'm in Detroit, and I don't think we have a ghost tour at all.....of course the whole city is sort of like a ghost anymore...a really sad ghost with a lot of guns...


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: orange_sunset on March 26, 2007 11:08:24 AM
I wonder if Denver has one... I'm sure it does.
I actually went on a New Orleans tour when I was there years back. They're fun.

Oooh I really really really want to get started on this swap! :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: dreamergirl on March 26, 2007 12:12:06 PM
Is a "ghost tour" like a tour of the city with the guide telling you about what creepy thing happened somewhere or other in the town? Or am I mistaken? Sorry, but I've just been wondering about it.  :-[


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 26, 2007 12:14:07 PM
I think that's awesome to have your own business.  I have thought about it , but never took the plunge.  I do have a great job now.  I am currently employed at SCAD (for those of you who doesn't know it is Savannah College of Art and Design).  I love being around artistic people and downtown is a great place to work. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: mamamoonie on March 26, 2007 12:22:19 PM
Well, I must confess that I wear too much black, if only for the reason that I'm big, and well...lumpy.  and have you ever SEEN some of the clothes they want to put on fat chicks???  Half this craptastic crapulence would make me look...upholstered.  like Aunt Mabel's ugly flowered couch.   >:(  But I digress. 



Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on March 26, 2007 12:31:27 PM
which i why for the longest time i made my own clothes,
my mom would buy me those flowery things (LARGE patterns) which looked hidious on me,
shes finally accepted how i look (even my hair!)

i tried my hand at sewing again (after like 5+ years of not doing anything) i was going to try seling cool clothes for the larger girl..(not enough people do) but unfortunatly, i jsut cant seem to find my inner semstress agian..
i've managed to kill way to many yards of awesomely cute spooky fabrics,
so i'm sticking to what i'm good at (making little spooky accessorys)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 26, 2007 01:15:36 PM
I, in fact, wear almost all black....and I love it....I have tried wearing other colors, and I just don't like them.  As little accents, they are fine. 

I love making accessories.  Clothes I can do if they are the one-size-fits-a-whole-bunch-of-people kind of clothes....
Stuff that actually has to fit is kind of a bummer.  Especially if you are making it for someone else.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 26, 2007 01:32:05 PM
Is a "ghost tour" like a tour of the city with the guide telling you about what creepy thing happened somewhere or other in the town? Or am I mistaken? Sorry, but I've just been wondering about it.  :-[
On our tour our guides stand in front of the building where the ghost story has occured and tell you about it.

Believe me, I didn't quit my day job to do the tour (i'm a medical ilustrator), it's not that lucrative. The ghost tour is more a labor of love  ;)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 26, 2007 02:26:24 PM
Wait, you do illustrations for medical stuff?  Like those cool anatomy pictures?  You are the coolest person ever!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 26, 2007 09:11:45 PM
Ok, partners are up!  I'll be sending out the info sheets in a sec!

Ok, everybody should have partner info...
I tried to pair up people by the crafts they can do---the crafts people want.  This means you may get a person that likes different bands/movies than you, but hopefully they will be able to make things you like...I hope this is okay!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on March 26, 2007 10:41:41 PM
 :D :D

*yay*
now for the plotting and planning  ;D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on March 27, 2007 06:12:51 AM
Wait, you do illustrations for medical stuff?  Like those cool anatomy pictures?  You are the coolest person ever!

yes, that's what I do- it sounds more glamorous that it actually is  :D

yay! Can't wait to get started w/ this swap. This is going to be so much fun.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 27, 2007 04:29:38 PM
Cool I have my partner. Reese52! Hey reese, you work at SCAD? I was actually thinking about going there after I graduate, but decided it was to far. But I love that school, its fabulous! I can't wait to start crafting up your gothy stuff.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on March 27, 2007 05:28:41 PM
I startedon the large project last night. Woo hoo! The best part was I was about to give away the items needed to make the project but luckily the person didn't want it. Which....at the time really pissed me off (espically since they arn't really my colors and were for her...but anyway) but I added them to my stash. Then BOOM! [Insert perfect partner here-aka soccermom61] and now I know what to do with it all!

Your the best Soccermom61!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 27, 2007 10:40:10 PM
OOOhhhh!  I bought supplies today, and now I am even more excited about this swap!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Spiderbite on March 27, 2007 10:44:05 PM
I've begun sketchin out my ideas. Shopping tomorrow! ;)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on March 28, 2007 10:02:50 AM
Cool I have my partner. Reese52! Hey reese, you work at SCAD? I was actually thinking about going there after I graduate, but decided it was to far. But I love that school, its fabulous! I can't wait to start crafting up your gothy stuff.

I love working here at SCAD!  I'm sure I will get stressed around fall quarter.  I can't wait 'til I start taking classes myself.  This swap should be a lot of fun, after I get over the initial performance anxiety.  Your wist is really helpful.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on March 28, 2007 09:46:33 PM
OK, so after somewhere between 5-8 hours (I lost track somewhere around 3) I finished the big project! I have no idea how I got it all done other than sheer excited motivation and random chunks of free time. It looks super nifty and I think Soccermom61 will dig it....of course...now I have nothing to do for the rest of the night. All the stores are closed now and I don't have anything for the next 2 projects. Boo. :(  I guess I could, I dunno, work on something else?  Bah humbug.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on March 29, 2007 12:08:03 PM
I get to go supply shopping on Sunday!

I've planned a bunch of things to make.
 Now to do it all.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on March 29, 2007 02:28:56 PM
Hey guys, has everybody heard something from their partners?  Did I do an ok job matching people?  It seemed like we had a really good, diverse group of crafters in this swap.  I love how "goth" means such different things to different people.


And we got a whole bunch of first timers in this swap.  i hope its a good experience!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on March 29, 2007 07:03:58 PM
already contacted my partner
looking forward to creativly crafting some gothy goodness  :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Zero Cool on March 30, 2007 02:31:02 AM
Hi, I heard from my partner and I think you did a great job matching up. I am glad you pout us first timers together :)
Been thinking of ideas and plan to begin crafting over the weekend.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on March 30, 2007 07:50:11 AM
yar, I've heard from my partner. :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: orange_sunset on March 30, 2007 12:35:23 PM
Heard from my partner. Still brainstorming.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 02, 2007 05:36:56 PM
I'm almost done with 2 of my other swaps, so I can start on this swap in a hardcore way pretty soon!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on April 02, 2007 06:24:14 PM
I just finished one item. Took awile to decide how I wanted it to look.  I may seal it, Im not sure yet. Its made for display purposes so maybe not?

still brainstorming other things, too. This is so much fun.

Oh, poo I ran out of Pepsi! gotta get a refill before I can do anymore work.  ;)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 02, 2007 08:39:46 PM
Hehehe, that's funny....coffee is my crafting crutch of choice....


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: orange_sunset on April 02, 2007 09:09:20 PM
Major crafting won't start until after tomorrow- I'm taking my boyfriend for a massive surgery (that was sprung on us). I'm quite terrified and preoccupied. But after I get him home safe I can finally throw myself into crafting.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on April 02, 2007 09:29:10 PM
i've *just* got done with a vending event thingy,
i'm finaly able to get started working my ideas out
 ;D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 02, 2007 11:35:11 PM
Orange_sunset...I hope your boy is ok! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 03, 2007 04:26:38 AM

Oh, poo I ran out of Pepsi! gotta get a refill before I can do anymore work.  ;)

I try not to have a cup around when I'm crafting.  Last time I did, I stuck my sharpies in my coffee!   :P


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on April 03, 2007 09:43:56 AM

Oh, poo I ran out of Pepsi! gotta get a refill before I can do anymore work.  ;)

I try not to have a cup around when I'm crafting.  Last time I did, I stuck my sharpies in my coffee!   :P

i've done that with paintbrushes!
dr pepper can really clean paintbrushes good!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 03, 2007 11:37:22 AM

Oh, poo I ran out of Pepsi! gotta get a refill before I can do anymore work.  ;)

I try not to have a cup around when I'm crafting.  Last time I did, I stuck my sharpies in my coffee!   :P

i've done that with paintbrushes!
dr pepper can really clean paintbrushes good!

the things you learn.....    :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on April 03, 2007 12:01:40 PM
While working on the 2nd project I was drinking tea and almost put my ginger scissors in the cup. I nearly had a heart attack.  However I managed  to stop myself and now my tea sits on the counter where I have to physically get up and walk over to (an excellent form of exercise)  said cup for a drink. :)

I have 2 more things to make. Woo hoo. Can I just say I love how productive you can be on Spring Break? I've gotten a ton of things done. :D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Spiderbite on April 03, 2007 09:15:35 PM
I can not drink coffee without being sick. I've had it about 2 times and both times I did the technicolor yawn. The first time because of a broken bone, the second time was due to an excessive amount of alcohol.

I do, however, need copious amounts of coke to get anything done. That is COCA cola... not the kind you snort.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 03, 2007 09:26:23 PM
I cannot even imagine how much it would cost if I had to do a lot of (snorty) coke before I could craft.  I would bankrupt the family!  I can't drink sodas at all.  They make me feel yucky.  Coffee and tea are for me.  I drink at least 3 pots of coffee a day, or I will die.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Spiderbite on April 03, 2007 09:31:26 PM
Did you know that when coca cola came out originally it had a little bit of cocaine in it?

I'm so addicted that I have doubts that they stopped adding it.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on April 04, 2007 12:01:45 AM
I cannot even imagine how much it would cost if I had to do a lot of (snorty) coke before I could craft.  I would bankrupt the family!  I can't drink sodas at all.  They make me feel yucky.  Coffee and tea are for me.  I drink at least 3 pots of coffee a day, or I will die.

you know...we are doing a coffee/tea and cocoa swap atm signups juuust started....Just sayin... from one addict to another...


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 04, 2007 11:44:04 AM
yeah, I know....the thing is that I am at the swappy limit right now! 

Plus I think I have to back off of swapping a tad....we're trying to buy a house, and money comes in handy for that.  Last month my swap-shipping cost me more than $100. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on April 04, 2007 11:57:08 AM
Oh my god! lol I see what you mean. :P


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 07, 2007 06:47:22 PM
Hey guys,
I've been thinking about it, and because this is a pretty long swap, I think I'll have 2 check ins before the sendout date, just to make sure everybody is still together, ok?  I'll send a checkin PM around the 15th of April, and then the usual one a week before the sendout date.  Please just PM me back to check in when you get these, ok? this can help us to weed out flaker-y people before anybody sends out.


Ok, I am done typing now....
Heather


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Spiderbite on April 07, 2007 09:47:03 PM
Sounds good to me.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on April 08, 2007 04:29:06 PM
Well, I finished one thing. I really like how it turned out. Except for it has a couple of creases. But once its hung up no one will really notice.

Im in the process of doing 2 large items (large= time and wieght in this case).

Planning a few other stuff.

===
Q: How does a check in work? Ive never done that.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 08, 2007 04:46:10 PM
A check in will go like this:

I'll PM you and ask you to PM me back, so that I know you aren't dead or anything. It just helps the organizer to keep track of everybody.  If I don't hear from you at a check in, I'll tell your partner not to send until i do hear from you.  That way there is less of a chance of having somebody send to a person who is flaking. 

Does that make sense?

Organizers are supposed to do one about a week before the end of every swap, but since this is a loooong swap, I don't want to wait until April 28 to see if somebody is flakey. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 08, 2007 06:15:11 PM
I am working on one item, and have planned the other items, but everytime  I go to the craft store I forget something.  (Like I really need a reason to go there!   ;D)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 20, 2007 01:48:33 AM
Thanks everybody for checking in!  I have heard from all of you, so it seems like we are doing well. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Zero Cool on April 20, 2007 07:24:52 AM
I've finished my small and medium items, just working on the large one. I'm curious about what everyone else is making, do we show the items once we've traded them? If I make good progress I might be ready before May 4th, do we send as soon as we've finished or do we send on the specified day? I'm overseas so don't want my partner to be waiting too long to receive everything.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: TheCraftyCat on April 20, 2007 07:41:12 AM
I wasn't able to sign up for this swap, but I've been keeping half an eye on it.  <hopes for another round>  I wear a lot of black and listen to Evanescence, do I count as goth?


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 20, 2007 08:16:14 AM
I've finished my small and medium items, just working on the large one. I'm curious about what everyone else is making, do we show the items once we've traded them? If I make good progress I might be ready before May 4th, do we send as soon as we've finished or do we send on the specified day? I'm overseas so don't want my partner to be waiting too long to receive everything.

  • You should take pictures of the items you make, just in case your partner doesn't have some way to get pics posted in the Gallery.  (do we have one yet?)
  • Swappers generally wait until they receive to post pics of their loot (I believe the swap guide says you should get permission from your partner to post pics)
  • If you finish your items early, you can send early.  Just be sure to get a receipt (I guess they don't have DC [delivery confirmation] numbers overseas)



Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 20, 2007 09:24:20 AM
Yeah, you can send early, just don't forget to PM me and your partner to let us know that you have sent.  After the first person sends out, I'll start a gallery for this swap, and that is where we will be posting pics.  Please don't post any until after your partner has recieved. 

Remember, everyone in USA    MUST get delivery confirmation on your packages.  Everyone sending overseas, to or from, must get and save your reciept! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 20, 2007 06:54:47 PM
sorry superhooker, didn't mean to jump in on ya!   ;)  I just got excited (too much caffeine today)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on April 21, 2007 09:29:08 PM
So far, so good with all of my things. Everything is not completely done but I'm getting there.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 22, 2007 08:11:20 AM
I have two items done.  I am still working on the first item I started, and hope to have that done either today or next weekend. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on April 23, 2007 08:09:04 AM
I wasn't able to sign up for this swap, but I've been keeping half an eye on it.  <hopes for another round>  I wear a lot of black and listen to Evanescence, do I count as goth?

I love Evanescence!  If you happen to have a myspace page, let me know and I'll add you.  My page has Evanescence all over it.  I don't really consider myself "goth", but I do gravitate towards black clothing and find myself comfortable in it.  I try to put more color into my wardrobe, but black is fundamentally in most of my clothing.  I still love Hot Topic, but I have a job in corporate America and it dictates what I can wear.  I guess it helps that I work for an Art College.  A bit more liberal on their dress code.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on April 23, 2007 08:39:07 AM
i'm partwayish done, i've finaly just about caught up with work (THAT was a pain!),

so i now have time for the fun! makin stuff!   ;D


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 23, 2007 10:00:36 AM
I got one more item done!  YAY!   I've tried a few new crafts with this swap.  I'm really happy with the way they turned out (gonna make some for me!!)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 23, 2007 06:18:22 PM
Oh, guys, I think I am being carried away by this swap!  I can't even help it!  I love gothy stuff so much! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Zero Cool on April 24, 2007 12:49:37 AM
thanks for the answers, there is so much to learn on craftster!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 26, 2007 07:35:16 AM
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=166803.0

GALLERY!!!!!

we've got a sender, so here it is! 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on April 30, 2007 01:35:54 PM
Hey, is anybody going to have to send late? 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on April 30, 2007 07:11:36 PM
No, but I might send in two parts.  This last item is not turning out the way I want it to (miscalculations on my part).  I will start it over tomorrow or Wednesday. 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on April 30, 2007 07:38:33 PM
i shouldnt hafta send late, though i do need to get something from the craft store!
(i hate it when i run outta stuff last mient!)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on May 01, 2007 04:44:42 AM
Not sure yet, but I may need to.  I hope thats ok.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on May 01, 2007 06:28:59 PM
I won't have to send late. I'm totally done with everything. Don't worry reese52, i don't mind.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on May 01, 2007 07:50:49 PM
I may send a day late, i finaly made it to the craft store today (the closest is a 25+min drive)
just in time for the doors to close.  ::)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on May 02, 2007 04:37:10 AM
I won't have to send late. I'm totally done with everything. Don't worry reese52, i don't mind.

I'm hoping I don't have to send late.  I'll try my best to finish on time.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on May 02, 2007 10:47:52 AM
School deadlines are fastly getting in my way. So while I won't be sending late, I'm grumpy that I can't work on the last items today. Bleh.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: hotty_blond2000 on May 02, 2007 12:55:00 PM
I finally finished my last project!

I like how the back came out. But i didnt realize until after it dried that some paint bled through to the front.  :'(

Now, I'm just waiting for payday to send out.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on May 03, 2007 06:42:36 AM
my partner and I are both running a little late and will ship on Mon!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on May 03, 2007 08:07:14 AM
Looks like I will need that extension.  I will also mail out on Monday.
 


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on May 03, 2007 01:46:42 PM
Ok guys, I'm going to go ahead and extend the send out date to Monday, so that everybody can have the extra weekend to finish up.  If anybody is going to send after that, you MUST let me know.  (please!)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: smashergrl on May 03, 2007 01:53:08 PM
cool.  i think i will take advantage of that, cuz I am taking a day off work (and now I'm gonna use it to finish up for Z)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: zkitten on May 03, 2007 01:53:22 PM
thankyousomuch!
i was worring i wasnt going to be able to make it!
*whew*  8)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: dreamergirl on May 03, 2007 11:57:05 PM
Ok guys, I'm going to go ahead and extend the send out date to Monday, so that everybody can have the extra weekend to finish up.  If anybody is going to send after that, you MUST let me know.  (please!)

 :-* Thank you!!! I've been having a couple of technical problems (aka "The Paint Smeared!!!  :o  :'( ) and was going to ask for an extension as well.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: thewench on May 04, 2007 12:33:06 AM
I love you superhooker! Hehe, I could have gotten it done by tomorrow but now I don't have to stress, and can work on it tomorrow evening. Woo hoo.


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on May 04, 2007 07:09:54 AM
That is great (send date extension)- thank you!!  :)


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on May 04, 2007 07:16:40 AM
Thanks for the extension superhooker. I've been extremely sick the past couple of days so I have not been able to get up and prepare the package to be shipped off. What's even worse is that I might have to get my tonsils taken out! Why me?


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on May 04, 2007 10:41:19 AM
Thanks for the extension superhooker. I've been extremely sick the past couple of days so I have not been able to get up and prepare the package to be shipped off. What's even worse is that I might have to get my tonsils taken out! Why me?

Sorry to hear that you have been sick.  I hope you feel better soon.  Maybe you won't have to get your tonsils out. 

Superhooker, thanks for the extension!  The weekend will definitely help to wrap things up w/ out stressing too much.   


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on May 04, 2007 11:50:22 PM
I think it must be the spring-sick time.  Superkid has had a cold all week, and now Superhubby is getting a sore throat. 

I'm so excited!  we had a few more senders today!  Our gallery is looking bare right now, due to camera problems!  We need to fill it with dark and scary things.....and cute stuff.....so I can wist everything.....


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: ghostgirl on May 07, 2007 06:25:14 AM
I have everything packed up and ready to go- I'll be sending today at noon!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: superhooker on May 07, 2007 02:45:37 PM
Yay!  Lots more senders today!  Everybody's status should be updated on the first page of the gallery....


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: reese52 on May 08, 2007 12:45:18 PM
I was able to send out yesterday.  I can't wait to see everyone's stuff!


Title: Re: The Gothic Swap! sign ups March 16-March 26, send out by May 4
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on May 08, 2007 04:13:54 PM
I sent to Reese52 today. I can't wait till she receives!