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Title: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 10, 2008 05:26:55 PM
The Important Info:

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (Summer Edition)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: Bugaboo1
Co-Organizer #2: Tanzie
Co-Organizer #3: SilentMynerva
Co-Organizer #4: Babiestarlite13
Sign-up date range: Saturday, May 10th through Friday, May 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

The Rules:

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie. Don’t worry, odds are I will be doing a Round 3.
2. Like in Round 1, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizer’s group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. If you were in Round 1 and were dropped, only sent the 1st package and were dropped, You may not join round 2. I have a list, so do not try to sign up if you know you were dropped last time. If you received negative feedback and want to make up for it, PM me and we will discuss it.
4. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partner’s approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
5. After the one week deadline, you may not be dropped from the swap unless it is for an extreme emergency! I will no longer be giving out positive feedback for only sending 1 or 2 of the 3 packages unless you have AN EMERGENCY! By emergency I mean a death in the family or an illness.
6. If your partner goes missing, doesn’t respond to your messages, and/or hasn’t sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY! If you wait til package 2 to let them know your partner has sent you one pm in the past two months, we may not take you seriously.
7. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say “Yes” without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless it’s a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
8. If you are on a tight budget, or foresee your budget being small for this swap, DO NOT say you can ship internationally and choose the LITE version of the packages. If you choose the full version, unless you suddenly got laid off or something to that extent we may not take you seriously if you say you cannot afford this swap after the first package.
9. If you decide to split each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week, You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package.
10. For this round, I am requiring that you have a third form of communication besides your primary email address and craftster.
Acceptable forms of communication: an instant messaging screen name, a secondary email address, ravelry, myspace, or facebook.
Notes: The questionnaire will have a space where you can tell your partner what is your preferred form of communication.
You must also have a valid e-mail address. The first round of check-ins will be done via e-mail.
11. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.

The Packages:

For this round, to make it more flexible for those on a budget, there will be a “Full” and a “Lite” version of the packages. You must state in your questionnaire which package type you think you will be able to fulfill and we will pair you up accordingly.
 
Package NumberSend Out DateFull VersionLite Version
1Monday, July 7th Friday, July 11tha Letter introducing yourself and explaining what’s in your first package.

Who you are (choice):
A photo album/photo scrapbook containing at least 4 photos (does not have to be of yourself, can be photos taken by you of objects or places)
Or
One artistic item to express yourself (i.e. an atc, a small painting, a drawing, digital art, collage)

Where you are from (choice):
Postcards/Photos of your city/town/state at least 3
Or
Local items at least 3 (i.e. local gifts like mugs with your town on it, local confections, local artwork, local crafts, local craft supplies, local soaps, candles, etc.)

What you like:
At least 3 items that represent your favorite of something (I.e your favorite candy bar, your favorite movie, your favorite yarn, etc.)

What you do best:
At least 3 small (or one medium) crafted items. If you do three items, try to make each one a different type. (i.e. crochet, paper craft, sewing)
One letter
Pick one thing from each category: “who you are”, “where you are from”, and “What you like”. (i.e. one artistic item, one postcard, one favorite thing)
And do all of “What you do best”
2Friday, August 8th Wednesday, August 13thOne letter

Your Hobbies (choice):
Make a starter kit for a not so “crafty” hobby (i.e. all collections like stamps, cooking, painting, drawing, atcs)
Or
Make a starter kit for a craft your partner does not know or has had little experience with

Your Partner’s crafts (choice):
Based on what you’ve learned from package 1…
Make a medium sized set for one of your partners crafts (I.e. if they crochet, make a WIP bag, a crochet hook roll, and a measuring tape cozy)
Or
Add to your partner’s stash at least 5 items (I.e. if they sew, at least 5 fat quarters of fabric, if they knit at least 5 skeins of yarn)
One letter
Pick either “Your Partner’s Crafts”, or “Your Hobbies” to do.
3Friday, September 5th Wednesday, September 10thOne Letter

F.Y.I.(choice):
Create an ATC or “Post Secret” expressing one thing your partner might not know about you
Or
Include at least 3 more “favorite” items that were not included in package 1.

What you’ve learned (choice):
From what you’ve learned about your partner….
One large item (3+ hours crafted)
Or
3 Medium items (1+ hour each crafted)
One Letter
Complete “FYI”
What You’ve learned: 5 small items (1 hour or less, crafted)

The Questionnaire:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Instant Messanger Screen name or Other form of contact (i.e. myspace, ravelry, secondary email, etc):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, myspace, etc.):
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 13:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Will you be doing the “Full” or “Lite” set of packages?
If you will be doing “Full”, would you prefer someone who is also doing “Full” or a “Lite”?

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Location
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I don’t want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Favorites
Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Sizes (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner)
tshirt:
finger:
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
socks/shoes:
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?

Any Questions, comments, concerns, feel free to pm me.
Happy Crafting!


Title: Participants and Partners list
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 10, 2008 05:28:18 PM
Participants:
1. DesignVigilante
2. Bugaboo1
3. Tanzie
4. SilentMynerva
5. love2teach
6. seetulane
7. pinksparklystars
8. CeruleanEyes
9. DIY ho
10. Oxynitrate 
11. suinoko
12. Razberryjam
13. Slingmomma
14. mcook72677
15. rossana9041
16. Haylie
17. Mcbenno
18. tattooedcrafter
19. Kimberly_star
20. Therisa
21. samj
22. calluna
23. bigfatroses
24. sin esperanza
25. silverlining86
26. ckchan
27. ademareej
28. polaritygirl
29. LilFiney
30. cynlynn
31. sasserdesas
32. Longtimegeek
33. dittybop
34. tcha345
35. ruledbyvenus
36. minderkin
37. the franz
38. Dawn Octopus
39. TAOJ
40. sonjabegonia
41. cuppiecakes83
42. babiestarlite13
43. gkswife
44. mserocks
45. palicious
46. kathleenalice
47. craftgirl_sampson
48. crescentfresh
49. devotedplanet

50. loobie

49 of 50 feedback left. 1 to go.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 10, 2008 05:28:36 PM
Group Listings coming soon

Official MAF Chatrooms:
MAF Round 1 (you can still find me and the co-organizers here most often)
http://www.chatzy.com/382143803682
password: crafter
MAF Round 2
http://www.chatzy.com/434697796982
password: crafter

MAF Round 1:
Original Thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=217153.0)
Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225521.0)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on May 10, 2008 06:10:55 PM
I've been keeping an eye on this swap.  I am going to join up as soon as I get feedback from the swap I just finished.  I'm not a newbie anymore!!!! HoooHoooooo!!  LOL   

This sounds like soooo much fun!!  Can't wait!  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: love2teach on May 10, 2008 06:15:21 PM
I just sent in my info.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 10, 2008 06:59:12 PM
I will be diligently working on the questionnaire tomorrow and monday, it might take me both days! LOL
thanks for organizing this DV and all co organizers!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: ckchan on May 10, 2008 08:33:20 PM
I'll work on my info too.  It's going to take a while to go through this questionnaire.  I think it'll be worth it though.   


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: princesspepper on May 11, 2008 08:23:47 AM
What does F.Y.I. mean?   ???
I've missed the first round, so I'm happy there's a second one.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Jessica.Marie on May 11, 2008 10:16:24 AM
for your information = fyi


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: MEshelltakeone on May 11, 2008 02:27:48 PM
I can't believe I have bookmarked this thread and am considering joining round 2!!!

BUT round 1 was AWESOME and i adore my partner and its awesome....did i say that?? ;D.

WOW. the "full" and "lite" versions is a brilliant idea!! "full" is DEF. FULL, huh??!! wow!!!!

great tweaks on an already awesome swap idea, DV and all co-organizers!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: tcha345 on May 11, 2008 05:29:41 PM
Hey,

Once I get some feedback from my other swaps I'll definitely be joining this one! :) I love making friends.  I know I have 2 officially active swaps and 2 I'm just waiting feedback on.  :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Jessica.Marie on May 11, 2008 06:00:43 PM
howdy partner!^^^^^^

i was also thinking of joining this swap, "unreal" friends are amazing


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Linnybelle on May 11, 2008 06:54:17 PM
I would love to do the second round.  The first one was lots of fun, but I will be at my favorite summer camp again and won't have time for me, much less a swap.  I'm heartily jealous of all those who will be participating though.  Have lots of fun!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 12, 2008 05:30:32 AM
I would love to join this swap but I promised my bf and myself that I would not join anymore swaps until fall. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on May 12, 2008 10:31:42 AM
I have sent the questionnaire in.  It took a surprisingly long time to finish.   Now I have to be patient and wait for sign-ups to close and we get partnered up.  Patience is not a virtue I posses!  LOL


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 12, 2008 12:38:15 PM
No worries, ladies. If you can't make it this round there will be a round 3 in the fall. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 12, 2008 01:02:47 PM
I think I am going to consider this swap, and talk it over with the b/f! I told him after the swap I am in now I would hold off for a while but I really wanted to join the first round.... and this one is longer and well spaced out... Lets hope he will be all for it!!

One question first, are we allowed to say that we would like to ship within our own country? and if so, what are the odds of (or are there any) Canadians joining?? I would like to keep withing my country but all the swaps I have been interested in, have no Canadians in them.... not that i dont like other countries, I am just not fully comfortable sending somewhere else..... I know way to much info here lol ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 12, 2008 01:07:17 PM
Last round we had quite a few canadians. You can note in your questionnaire that you would prefer another canadian, but if we can't find you one we'll get you someone in the states. It'd be cheaper than making you send to someone in like australia. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 12, 2008 01:18:06 PM
Thank you!! I will talk it over and hopefully (crossing fingers) sign up soon!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: seetulane on May 12, 2008 06:02:50 PM
I've sent in my information.  This should be awesome fun.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: oxynitrate on May 12, 2008 06:12:10 PM
I'm a Canadian!!!  I'm going to sign up.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: DIY ho on May 12, 2008 06:54:55 PM
I just sent my questionnaire! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 13, 2008 10:29:05 AM
I'm a Canadian!!!  I'm going to sign up.

Yay!! I'm just going to right out the questionaire then sign up tonight!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: razberryjam on May 13, 2008 01:49:51 PM
My friend just showed me this swap, and I can't help but join. My boyfriend is going away for the summer to work on his thesis, and this looks like it'll keep me busy on those lonely nights.
<3


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 13, 2008 05:31:33 PM
Permission granted.  I have been given the ok from the bf to join this swap.  Yay!
I'll be sending in my info later.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: oxynitrate on May 13, 2008 06:31:46 PM
I'm stoked!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Tanzie on May 13, 2008 06:42:11 PM
its great to see we have alot of interest for the 2nd round!i hope it will be as great as the first one!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 14, 2008 04:26:37 AM
I sent in my info last night!! I can't wait to get started!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Haylie on May 14, 2008 11:03:06 AM
Just sent in my questionnaire- I'm so excited! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 14, 2008 11:18:53 AM
Just wanted to let you all know i will be updating the lists tonight. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: MEshelltakeone on May 14, 2008 11:27:07 AM
oh i have a question:

so...if we sign up for the "lite"version, does that mean we cant send to out of the country?? or did i read it wrong??


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: princesspepper on May 14, 2008 12:10:16 PM
I also have a question:
what is a significant other? someone like my boyfriend?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 14, 2008 12:39:20 PM
oh i have a question:

so...if we sign up for the "lite"version, does that mean we cant send to out of the country?? or did i read it wrong??

Well..you can but it doesnt make sense at all to me. If you can't afford doing the full version, i dont see how you could afford paying $50 for shipping. The only exception would be if you live in canada and ship to the US or vise versa. Shipping to Canada isnt half as bad as trying to ship to the UK or Australia.
I also have a question:
what is a significant other? someone like my boyfriend?

Yes. Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, Wife, Partner, etc.



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: rossana9041 on May 14, 2008 12:53:46 PM
I finished my first swap and sent my questionnaire in! 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 14, 2008 12:56:23 PM
I think offering the lite version was a great idea! It helps people who maybe wanted to join but couldn't justify the shipping costs or the crafting time the chance to join in the fun.

I'll just say for shipping....

In round 1 my friend is in Australia. I sent 2 US Flat rate boxes and then the 3rd box was larger. The shipping was $38 a piece for the flat rates and $56 for the last box because the USPS shipping rules, it could have been much heavier then I made it, its a girth rate shipping that costs that much.

So $132 in shipping alone for those boxes. If I had in my opinion skimp on what I was going to send for package 3 my shipping would have only been $18 less. So International shipping you are looking at paying over $100 to ship the items.

However, I was in the 12 days swap this past winter and sent within the  US. Shipping was still over $100 for the items I chose to make. So you can chose to make smaller, lighter items and such, but, you also want to keep in mind what your partner would like and love to receive.

I don't think anyone has to make a quilt, an afghan or send some bronze sculpture, but if you don't feel you can afford shipping, it's not fair to make say a piece of paper with a drawing if it's not what your partner is into, so you can save on shipping all around.

So I'd just keep in mind that shipping for the full will be over $100 internationally and could be that high within your own country based on what you make. It could be as low as $30 or so within your own country only but you may really find that last package costs more to ship and I would budget probably at least $50 for that last package. If it ends up being less then you either have funds to spoil your new friend, or a few bucks to go get yourself something :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: razberryjam on May 14, 2008 01:00:33 PM
Thanks for the info, Bugaboo! That's really good to know.
I'm so excited for this swap!
<3


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on May 14, 2008 03:54:51 PM
YAY... I'm a co-organizer... :)

Hopefully it will be just as good as last time... I loved my partner from round 1 and hope i'll keep in contact with her... :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: suinoko on May 14, 2008 05:29:38 PM
Well..you can but it doesnt make sense at all to me. If you can't afford doing the full version, i dont see how you could afford paying $50 for shipping.

[[Hrm, I don't think the 'lite' people should be restricted to their own country if they didn't want to be - I think the 'no international shipping' should stay a separate option. (Edit: I see it's not restricted, just went to re-read the rules. :)) I was considering signing up for the lite version not because I couldn't afford it monetarily but because I didn't have the time to do a larger package and so in that case I could and would have still shipped abroad, and would have preferred to as well. Also, the lite version could be the case that it would cost less and make shipping abroad affordable. It makes perfect sense to me not to restrict 'lite' packages to non international.

As for me, my total shipping costs came to about £35 for all three packages in total (that's $70 USD) to Australia from the UK, not as much as Bugaboo suggested. My packages weren't exactly light either, my first two were I think 2kg but my third was actually a lot less in weight. I think it's better value if you don't go for flat rate shipping (unless you make particularly heavy items). For those in the UK who are interested, I just used Royal Mail Airmail services. No special courier service needed. You can get it with recorded delivery for a couple of £ extra.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on May 14, 2008 05:34:06 PM
Well... what Bugaboo was talking about was going from the US to Austrailia... shipping overseas from the US or to the US costs a bit... it might be completely different going from the UK to Austrailia... :)

not trying to undermine you or anything... but it cost me 20 dollars to send to the UK from the US and it was VERY light... so yeah..... it's just slightly different from different places. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: suinoko on May 14, 2008 05:42:27 PM
it might be completely different going from the UK to Austrailia... :)
...
not trying to undermine you or anything... but it cost me 20 dollars to send to the UK from the US and it was VERY light...

I guess we just have a better postal service, then. ;) My most expensive package cost about £17 (<$40) and my cheapest only £4 ($8) O_o; (I swear they must have mis-calculated, that seemed way too little). $50 seems pretty extortionate for one package, you can send way over 2kg for that price. Just info for the people from UK wanting to join.

Oh, and our postal prices are the same for anywhere outside of Europe - be it the US, Australia, Japan or Brazil. Within Europe it's slightly cheaper.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on May 14, 2008 05:49:50 PM
yeah... US tends to go crazy with shipping costs... that's why flat-rate boxes are good... i use them alot... :)



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: buckeyebeadgirl on May 14, 2008 07:25:24 PM
Oooo, I want to join in so badly!  I start a new job on July 1st with a big move across the country before that...BUT since the first package is stuff that represents me, I could probably get most of it tackled early! 

...ponder...  8)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: oxynitrate on May 14, 2008 08:51:13 PM
I've got Tons of ideas already for the first package.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 14, 2008 09:16:11 PM

As for me, my total shipping costs came to about £35 for all three packages in total (that's $70 USD) to Australia from the UK, not as much as Bugaboo suggested. My packages weren't exactly light either, my first two were I think 2kg but my third was actually a lot less in weight

I would say you were still close to about the $100 mark and to budget $100 I don't think is ridiculous when you consider shipping international. My 3rd package for this swap was about 5kg, my first was about that as well and my 2nd was about 3kg.  So even had I been n the UK my shipping would have cost me about as much if not more.

I think it's just something to point out because shipping costs no matter where you are and I know I personally don't craft to fit it in the cheapest box I can ship, I craft then figure out what box will hold all this lol.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 14, 2008 10:17:15 PM
Just wanted to reiterate that I am not restricting international shipping if you want to do the lite version. Rule number 8 is only for those on a budget. If you don't have the time to craft a lot but have the money to ship, that's fine. But most people who choose to do "lite" are on a budget. And even if you do have the money to ship overseas, some people just don't realize how much shipping costs anywhere.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 15, 2008 05:52:13 AM
I don't know if you recieved my questionaire for this swap DesignVigilante.  I have no participation status and there is no participants list.  Or is there and I am just not seeing it?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 15, 2008 07:59:17 AM
I don't know if you recieved my questionaire for this swap DesignVigilante.  I have no participation status and there is no participants list.  Or is there and I am just not seeing it?

No one has it at the moment, so don't worry. I'm updating everything right now and i will post an announcement here when im done. if you're still not on the list, let me know. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on May 15, 2008 03:40:39 PM
I am so excited there is already a second round and I will be signing up for this one as soon as I have an open space which will be really soon


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: violette28 on May 15, 2008 04:36:51 PM
I'm working on the questionaire right now, I might send it in tonight but probably tomorrow. :)

I can't wait! I was so dissapointed to have missed the 1st round.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: sulkycat on May 17, 2008 06:55:47 AM
will have a think about time constraints (as in life getting in the way of crafting, how dare it) - would like to join this...


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Tanzie on May 17, 2008 08:27:43 AM
i only use flat rate boxes inside the US outside the US i use my own boxes it is cheaper that way not that it is ever really cheap,my partner in round 1 was in austrailia and the first cost $70 and the second was also $70...if i had used a flat rate box for those packages they said it would have been well over 100-200.so make sure you get all the right information from your post office because before i used flat rate boxes i was under the impression they were the cheapest way to go no matter where......anyway thats just my 2 cents!

lets get this show on the road people!

DV-your ass better be doing something and not just sitting in front of the computer! ;D *smooches*


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 17, 2008 10:06:46 AM

lets get this show on the road people!


haha as if some of us haven't already started crafting! Too bad ya thang isn't car portable I could have brought it. Oh well having fun crashing race events today!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on May 17, 2008 10:54:32 AM
i only use flat rate boxes inside the US outside the US i use my own boxes it is cheaper that way not that it is ever really cheap,my partner in round 1 was in austrailia and the first cost $70 and the second was also $70...if i had used a flat rate box for those packages they said it would have been well over 100-200.so make sure you get all the right information from your post office because before i used flat rate boxes i was under the impression they were the cheapest way to go no matter where......anyway thats just my 2 cents!


Here are the price quotes from the USPS website for Priority Flat Rate International shipping:

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Options
                                                          Canada / Mexico  All other countries
Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope (up to 4 pounds)    $9.95         $11.95    
Priority Mail Flat-Rate Boxes (up to 20 pounds)    $23.95         $38.95    
Large Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box (up to 20 pounds)    $29.95        $49.95    


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: rossana9041 on May 17, 2008 03:07:35 PM
oooh for my partner to be....hope you like sweets, we have some great local shoppes that I can't wait to have a reason to go in!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to May 30th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 23, 2008 12:30:42 PM
ATTENTION!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!

We are back up and running! YAY! Sorry for the delay, everyone!

Ok i will update this on the first post of this thread but i want to make sure everyone sees this.
Here is the NEW timeline for this swap

New Timeline:
Signups end: Friday, June 6th
Package 1 due: Friday, July 11th
Package 2 due: Wednesday, August 13th
Package 3 due: Wednesday, September 10th

Round 3: To be announced in September.

Also, because of this delay I have fallen behind a little bit. If you are not on the participants list but sent me your questionnaire, PLEASE PM ME IMMEDIATELY!

Thanks everyone for being patient with me!



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on May 23, 2008 12:35:43 PM
Yay!  I've been watching this thread like a hawk, waiting for the sign-ups to reopen!  I'm so excited.  I already have a box of stuff hidden in the bottom of my craft cabinet for this swap.  (Sending in my PM in a bit.)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 23, 2008 02:43:27 PM
woohoo it's open again! Good thing cause I've already started amassing and crafting since I know my partner way ahead of time this round!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 23, 2008 03:18:18 PM
I just updated the participants list to include links to everyone's profiles ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RCKFELLA on May 24, 2008 12:51:19 PM
 i need to stop coming on here! im being crazy enough to consider it. but what the hey, i think i'll join


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 24, 2008 01:04:58 PM
i need to stop coming on here! im being crazy enough to consider it. but what the hey, i think i'll join

Oh you should you should!!!

I'll say even though this is a large swap the time line makes it pretty nice to fit within your life. I was in the 12 days of Christmas swap which was also large and it was a blast but it was time consuming. This one is spread out enough that even though time wise you are in it for a while and you get to meet an awesome new friend, the crafting involved isn't stressful unless you do put it off till the very last minute.

I personally started my large last package before package 2 was even due because I had stalked and chatted up my new friend so much I found something perfect by then for her.  It's all about making a new friend and due to circumstances I got 2 in the last round and love them to death and still chat with them!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RCKFELLA on May 24, 2008 01:43:37 PM
i need to stop coming on here! im being crazy enough to consider it. but what the hey, i think i'll join

Oh you should you should!!!

I'll say even though this is a large swap the time line makes it pretty nice to fit within your life. I was in the 12 days of Christmas swap which was also large and it was a blast but it was time consuming. This one is spread out enough that even though time wise you are in it for a while and you get to meet an awesome new friend, the crafting involved isn't stressful unless you do put it off till the very last minute.

I personally started my large last package before package 2 was even due because I had stalked and chatted up my new friend so much I found something perfect by then for her.  It's all about making a new friend and due to circumstances I got 2 in the last round and love them to death and still chat with them!

alright alright you convinced me  :P i really should i mean i'm out of school for the summer and have nothing better to do. off to fill out the questionaire!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on May 24, 2008 02:17:37 PM
Me personally ... it took me awhile to find the perfect large for the final package.....

:)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 26, 2008 07:21:59 AM
Happy Birthday DesignVigilante!!!  Ahhhhhh to be 21 again


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: sasserdesas on May 26, 2008 07:25:34 AM
Hey, i would like to participate in this swap, but is there someon in who's from Europe who wants to be my partner? Cuz otherwise it's going to be a expensive swap...


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: SamJ on May 26, 2008 11:03:50 AM
is the swap still open ....im a little confused :-[



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: suinoko on May 26, 2008 11:27:30 AM
is the swap still open ....im a little confused :-[

Yup, you can still sign up. There was a little delay so DV extended the signup date 'til June 6th :)

Hey, i would like to participate in this swap, but is there someon in who's from Europe who wants to be my partner? Cuz otherwise it's going to be a expensive swap...

If you sign up and put that you're only willing to ship within Europe I'm sure the organisers will do a good job of pairing you with someone from Europe, there should be a fair few from Europe. As a last resort, I'm from Europe but I don't want to pick my partner - I want to be surprised when the organisers pair us. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 26, 2008 11:59:13 AM

Hey, i would like to participate in this swap, but is there someon in who's from Europe who wants to be my partner? Cuz otherwise it's going to be a expensive swap...

If you sign up and put that you're only willing to ship within Europe I'm sure the organisers will do a good job of pairing you with someone from Europe, there should be a fair few from Europe. As a last resort, I'm from Europe but I don't want to pick my partner - I want to be surprised when the organisers pair us. :)

Last round there were a few from Europe as well...if I recall Finland, The UK, one in Russia etc.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: SamJ on May 26, 2008 12:04:06 PM
great ill just be sending my questionnaire in now then.....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Tanzie on May 26, 2008 12:47:54 PM
i love your new avatar bug thats is so funny.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Tanzie on May 26, 2008 12:49:43 PM
oh happy birthday bimbo! *smooches* and i have the paddle ready for your spanking!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 26, 2008 12:51:57 PM
oh happy birthday bimbo! *smooches* and i have the paddle ready for your spanking!

THANKS!...i think...haha ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: silverlining86 on May 26, 2008 08:55:27 PM
I sent my questionnaire in. I hope I get in! This swap seems like  a lot of fun!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 26, 2008 09:25:54 PM
Added 8 more people to the list, please check the list and your profile before messaging me. If you are still not added and you have sent me a questionnaire, please let me know.

Btw signups will close kind of early on June 6th because I will be going on vacation on the 7th, 8th, and will be back the 9th. So I want to close early and give myself enough time to give my group their info and give the organizers their groups. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: mcbenno on May 26, 2008 09:35:01 PM
Hey, i would like to participate in this swap, but is there someon in who's from Europe who wants to be my partner? Cuz otherwise it's going to be a expensive swap...

just had to add that i LOVE the yip-yips in your avitar :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: mcbenno on May 26, 2008 09:44:03 PM
AAH! I'm never going to be able to wait 2 whole weeks for partners! :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: tcha345 on May 27, 2008 10:27:24 AM
I've been watching this swap for awhile now and I'll be sending in the q'aire soon! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: dittybop on May 27, 2008 04:53:02 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire-- whew!! thanks so much for heading this up, DV!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: calluna on May 27, 2008 09:19:30 PM
Now that I'm officially in, I'll post and say hello.  ;D

The awesome sin esperanza invited me! You can't imagine how excited I was about that; she's long been one of my main Craftster (s)heroes; what some people refer to as "craftster-crushes"  :D
I was planning not to join the 2nd round of this swap because I greatly value and adore my partner from the 1st round (the equally awesome Fabric!) and somehow it seemed like I would be leaving her in the dust.  :'( Then when sin esperanza invited me, I suddenly realized "Hey, I can have more than one friend at a time!" (In spite of being an intelligent person, I can be dense about social matters sometimes...Partial arrested development, I suppose)
So yes, with Fabric and sin esperanza as Craftster friends (not to mention other Craftster pals who also rock), I feel giddy and life is good!  ;D
Thanks in advance to all the organizers!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: SamJ on May 28, 2008 05:01:07 AM
im in ..... ;D.......i dont think i can realy wait two weeks either so im gonna start on building up my 1st package photos and the things i can include in my first letter..... i have to make drafts of my letter or i will end up talking about anything, about everything and about nothing all at the same time :-[ 

oooooooooooo im getting excited this is gonna be my first swap after a few months break anf im really reaLLY REALLY EXCITED      :-X    perhaps i should stop typing now ............. :D....   


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 28, 2008 06:17:08 AM
Whoo-hoo!  So excited about this one!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 28, 2008 06:22:38 AM
I'm super stoked about this swap too.   I can't wait to see who my partner will be.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on May 28, 2008 07:15:51 AM
i have to make drafts of my letter or i will end up talking about anything, about everything and about nothing all at the same time

I'm doing that exact thing!  My letter so far looks like a very poorly written term paper with x's over things, additions, revisions.  I don't know why, but I want my letter to be just perfect!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: sasserdesas on May 28, 2008 08:11:10 AM
I'm in!! I'm excited about this swap!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: cynlynn on May 28, 2008 08:47:58 AM
after much deliberation i have decided to join again! the last one was so much fun!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on May 28, 2008 12:04:14 PM
its great to see everyone so excited!!  I hope I get a great group!  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: LilFiney on May 28, 2008 12:50:50 PM
Super excited!!   :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on May 28, 2008 01:06:52 PM
I can't wait to find out who my partner is, I'm already getting things gathered for the first package.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 28, 2008 06:02:35 PM
Added 7 more people to the list! Please check the list and your profiles. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: razberryjam on May 29, 2008 07:34:04 AM
wow! this swap is huge! i'm getting really excited and have already started my first package.
i do have a question though - what's up with the official chatroom? i've never been in a swap that has used on before.

looking forward to meeting my future friend!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on May 29, 2008 10:22:12 AM
We use the official chatroom because this swap is so big that we want to keep off topic chatter off this thread.... most swaps don't have it but since this is a make a friend and mostly the partners that are paired and are gonna be paired up will like to chat.... if
 it's not craft related we can get in trouble on the thread... :)

You don't have to go into the chatrooms... it's your choice... but i went in for the Make A Friend Round 1 and I ended up making more friends than just the one who I was paired with. :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 29, 2008 11:16:47 AM
wow! this swap is huge! i'm getting really excited and have already started my first package.
i do have a question though - what's up with the official chatroom? i've never been in a swap that has used on before.

looking forward to meeting my future friend!

It's not really huge yet lol It's still less than half the size of the last round.

And yeah, what Mynerva said is about the jist of it. Also it's fun if you can meet some people in the chat before signups end and find someone you might want to be friends with for the swap.
Most of the time, you can find me in the first chatroom. I'll occasionally stop by the second one to see if there's anyone there.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: razberryjam on May 29, 2008 11:47:27 AM
Thanks for the explanation! I will definitely check it out. I'm looking forward to making some new crafty friends so it sounds like fun.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on May 29, 2008 12:47:34 PM
You don't have to go into the chatrooms... it's your choice... but i went in for the Make A Friend Round 1 and I ended up making more friends than just the one who I was paired with. :D

I'm in there too a lot. The chat rooms great to get to know others, we all made more friends then just the one during round 1. If you pop in please chat chat chat! It can be intimidating because we have all been chatting in there since the beginning of round 1 and many of us have really gotten to know one another, but, we don't exclude people from the convo's (theres always several at a time) so hop in, say hi, start a topic, throw a thought out even if it seems unrelated, we kinda like adhd chatting like that ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: ProngsBaby on May 29, 2008 09:11:39 PM
I wish I wasn't a sawp newbie. I had better get involved in a swap so I can join round 3 ^^!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: TAOJ on May 30, 2008 08:40:52 AM
I've been debating whether I should join and since I have several weeks of vacation in the summer I think I will. Last round was great and my partner Cynlynn is here again too  :) 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: the franz on May 30, 2008 02:36:28 PM
Okay, so I also debated for awhile on whether or not I should sign up for this swap (even though I really wanted to) only because for the past three months I've been slammed at worked at work.  However, the summer months are the one of the slowest times of the year in my occupation, so I reason that I will have plenty of time to craft and make a new friend! So, long story short, I just sent in my questionnaire. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on May 30, 2008 07:31:23 PM
I spent 1/2 a day at work filling in my questionnaire! I kept getting interrupted with stupid stuff like... Actual work!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: minderkin on May 30, 2008 10:47:30 PM
Ok, I finally finished my questionnaire and sent it in. :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on May 31, 2008 09:37:12 AM
Added 6 more people. Please check the list and your profiles. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Slingmomma on May 31, 2008 09:58:28 AM
Wow so many more have joined!! I am "impatiently" waiting for my partner... also I think i might just check out the chatroom some time!! OOOO can't wait, it still seems so far away til partners!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: the franz on May 31, 2008 10:48:55 AM
Woot!  I'm in.  I've already got a few ideas for the first package.  Now off to check out the chatroom.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: mcook72677 on May 31, 2008 05:37:36 PM
Hey MK!! 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: the franz on June 01, 2008 12:30:29 PM
Hey MK!! 
Hey! How are you?  I guess there are some of us that have already made friends! ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: DIY ho on June 01, 2008 05:28:11 PM
Just out of curiosity I was wondering two things... First, what do you guys plan to put in your letters for the first package? (And/or what did you write about in the first round.) Second, for those of you who were in the first round, how long were your letters in your first package? I haven't started my letter, but I have a tendency to ramble. And I keep thinking of random things to tell my partner about myself, but I also don't want to blather on and on about myself like she's my new shrink or something! ;D

I'm wanting to start it soon. I'm already paired up, and I'll be sending early since I want Therisa to receive the first package before she leaves the country. ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 01, 2008 05:49:36 PM
I wrote my letter about everything.  kinda like a life story. i asked questions and tried to give her a summary about me.  it was like 6 pages front and back so 12?

i know other people did alot less but i wanted to share


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: DIY ho on June 01, 2008 05:57:53 PM
Thank you!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: minderkin on June 01, 2008 06:09:07 PM
Cool, now I don't feel so weird about how much I've written. :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 01, 2008 06:19:35 PM
your welcome


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on June 01, 2008 09:21:52 PM
Yea! I'm in! I cant wait to get started. I already have lots of ideas floating around my head!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (May 10th to EXTENDED to June 6th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 02, 2008 05:49:58 AM
I've written about 5 pages so far to my 'mystery partner' ... I figured I would get my life story out of the way first :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: mcbenno on June 02, 2008 12:15:55 PM
ooh, let the stalking begin ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: gkswife on June 02, 2008 01:45:33 PM
Oh boy - just saw my name on the list! Yay!! I guess I'd better start writing a letter....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: loobie on June 02, 2008 02:03:57 PM
I've just sent in my questionnaire  :D

Hopefully I'll get added to the to the list and I can start getting the things about me together!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: ademareej on June 02, 2008 02:44:09 PM
I am feeling a little intimidated by these crazy long letters people are talking about...I guess I'd better get started writing!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 02, 2008 03:02:31 PM
dont be intimidated, its a person preference.  If you like to write, WRITE!!! but you could also type the letters


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: the franz on June 02, 2008 03:22:39 PM
I think mine might be typed only because my handwriting can be less than legible at times. :-[


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 02, 2008 05:16:18 PM
I think mine might be typed only because my handwriting can be less than legible at times. :-[

I think the second sentence of my letter is "Sorry my handwriting is so messy :)"


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: Tanzie on June 02, 2008 05:32:57 PM
wow i leave for 3 days and people join up like crazy!

hehehe come on into chat i swear we'll be good! ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: violette28 on June 02, 2008 11:06:57 PM
I really hope my latest swap package arrives in time to join! Why can't the postal system be a teeny bit faster?
If not I guess theres always round 3.   ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: devotedplanet on June 03, 2008 11:38:35 AM
I've been peeking at this thread foreeeever and now I've finally got the courage to join. =P Sending my PM now!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 03, 2008 11:57:19 AM
YaY... more people!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: crescentfresh on June 03, 2008 05:52:19 PM
ok! i know that swapping is one of the best ways to keep my creative juices flowing, and I can't say no to making new crafty friends, so I shall join. by the way you all seem like a lovely bunch =)
-CrescentFresh


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 03, 2008 06:04:11 PM
It is driving me crazy waiting for my partner, I can't wait to see what awesomeness new friend I will be making, urrrggg how I hate to wait ::)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: mcbenno on June 04, 2008 05:39:09 AM
ok! i know that swapping is one of the best ways to keep my creative juices flowing, and I can't say no to making new crafty friends, so I shall join. by the way you all seem like a lovely bunch =)
-CrescentFresh

hells yes we are! ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: TAOJ on June 04, 2008 09:41:29 AM
Only 2 more days until I find out who my new friend is  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: mserocks on June 05, 2008 06:04:57 AM
I sent my form in! Now that school is over, I can do swaps! Yay! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 05, 2008 07:31:08 AM
Just wanted to let you all know, if you sent your questionnaires this week I will be going through them today. I will also start sorting everyone out in preparation for tomorrow, so unless you absolutely fell in love with someone...try not to partner yourself anymore lol  I just don't want to have to move too many people around once ive got you all in your groups. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: LilFiney on June 05, 2008 08:57:28 AM
EXCITING!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: mcbenno on June 05, 2008 10:11:10 AM
^ ooh! moving words!  :D oh, wait, there's a button to do that - haha shows how much i pay attention ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 05, 2008 11:45:12 AM
I'm going to start typing/writing my memoirs now! 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: tcha345 on June 05, 2008 01:21:21 PM
I will start preparing the letter tonight. I already have one local thing out of the way.  :)  OOOOOOOOOOOH! So Exciting! (the audience will stop and cheer!)

Sorry, had a Moulin Rouge moment...  ::)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSES THIS FRIDAY June 6th)
Post by: palicious on June 05, 2008 07:18:09 PM
I'm super excited! Can't wait to find out more about my partner :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on June 06, 2008 07:57:45 AM
waiting, waiting, waiting   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 06, 2008 10:40:42 AM
can it be partner time now please?  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 06, 2008 12:30:04 PM
I am so glad that I have a partner already.
Waiting sucks!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 06, 2008 02:08:08 PM
Waiting does suck but I know it'll be worth it in the end. So have you all with partners already started crafting?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 06, 2008 02:20:47 PM
i havent started crafting with mine just because i have been so busy!!!!

also everyone in my group should have gotten partners by now!   Happy stalking!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 06, 2008 02:26:49 PM
I'm SO excited!  :o

My partner and I look like we have TONS in common! YAY!

I've started my "about me" scrapbook, and my letter so far.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on June 06, 2008 03:17:02 PM
Yea!  Great pairing job . . . and I'm so glad that all was revealed before the end of my work week, so I can print everything out and comtemplate over the weekend. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: rossana9041 on June 06, 2008 03:35:36 PM
I just read my partners questionnaire, off to stalk now!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: minderkin on June 06, 2008 03:39:27 PM
Me too. :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 06, 2008 03:45:31 PM
haha I started crafting and accumulating for my partner a while ago! To make everyone a bit nervous I actually am about 50% done with her 3rd package, about 40% done with her second package and am starting her first package!


My group should all have their fabulous partners! Happy stalking!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 06, 2008 04:17:57 PM
i just sent everyone in my group a PM i think everyone had their partners before we started so this is gonna make life for me hella easy!if there are any problems though shoot me an email!

BUG!i had a dream about you lastnight!
 ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 06, 2008 04:19:44 PM
BUG!i had a dream about you lastnight!
 ;D


Ooooo??? what were we eating?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 06, 2008 04:21:29 PM
is booze solid?can we eat that?hahaha


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 06, 2008 04:44:12 PM
I have sent everyone 2 PM's

Everyone should have their partner... if I gave you your own questionaire please let me know... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 06, 2008 04:48:05 PM
is booze solid?can we eat that?hahaha

if slim fast is a diet then patron works too!....course you items may need to be viewed while drinking patron if i craft while under the influance


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 06, 2008 04:51:27 PM
My partner is awesomeness, we are really different so it is going to be fun!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 06, 2008 04:53:35 PM
seetulane              >   ckchan
ckchan                 >   seetulane
CeruleanEyes         >   haylie
Haylie                   >   CeruleanEyes
tattooedcrafter      >   ruledbyvenus
ruledbyvenus         >   tattooedcrafter
silverlining86          >   pinksparklystars
pinksparklystars      >   silverlining86
samj                     >   suinoko
suinoko                 >   samj

this is my group.... if i gave you the wrong questionaire lemme know....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on June 06, 2008 04:54:35 PM
I just got home from a workshop and my package from the DIY swap was here and I got my partner for this swap.  Very exciting evening for me.  Off to stack and email my partner.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: palicious on June 06, 2008 05:20:13 PM
my partner and i have so much things in common!!!!!!!!!! I stalked her (gkswife) today and behold....she's an AWESOME craftster and she bakes cakes! I'd been wanting to do that forever!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: silverlining86 on June 06, 2008 10:21:33 PM
Yay for partners. My partner and I have a few things in common which will be fun!  I am probably one of the few that hasn't started crafting/writing yet.  Work kicked my ass tonight and I downed two energy drinks in the last half hour so I am on a caffine buzz now and ready to craft until I crash tonight. Bring on the music, snacks and crafty goodies.  I am going to be dead tired tomorrow when it comes time to go to work but I am excited to finally have time to craft.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 07, 2008 04:23:53 AM
Thanx for my partner Bugaboo1!! Can't wait to start crafting! Just going to send her a message to see how its going then off to shopping to get some things....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ruledbyvenus on June 07, 2008 07:15:36 AM
Wow, me and my partner are so different! I was planning to mainly use stash items but I don't think I have anything on hand that'll suit her. Thank goodness I'm getting a bonus next week! So I can go out on a supply binge.  ;D Until then, I'm gonna work on my "about me/where I'm from" scrapbook.  Lots to see in the seven cities!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on June 07, 2008 08:28:31 AM
ive already finished my letter ;D, i now have to do some shopping on monday 

im so excited 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 07, 2008 08:54:54 AM
I haven't started anything yet myself, but that was because I was waiting for my partners info.  I'm a stickler for directing everything towards my partners likes/dislikes.  (it's a habit of old and growing up in the theater "always know your audience").
After yesterday, coming home from the hospital (those chairs are not comfortable to sleep in)(my boyfriend is a tad accident prone), the great assigning was so welcome.  I'm very very happy with who I'm paired with.  Maybe she can teach me a thing or two about knitting (I can't for the life of me manage to knit a row without somehow casting on three more times in the middle of a row.  Everything because wonky shaped).  I'm off to the local Farmers Market to find some inspiration and supplies.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on June 07, 2008 10:36:26 AM
my partner and i have so much things in common!!!!!!!!!! I stalked her (gkswife) today and behold....she's an AWESOME craftster and she bakes cakes! I'd been wanting to do that forever!


I'm off to bake a cake now! I am so excited about getting to know you too we do have a lot in common! I picked you up a couple things yesterday!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 07, 2008 02:23:01 PM
Yey!! me and my partner (DawnOctopus) have tonnes in common, tis very exciting!!

Brain isn't going to let me sleep now because I wanna make stuff (its about 10.30pm over here now and I'm soooo tired - went to see the Foo Fighters last night  ;D ;D and have not long got back home from London!)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 07, 2008 03:49:27 PM
I've never done this kind of craft before but I just made part of my photo scrapbook and I really like it. I wish I could keep it for myself! XD


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on June 07, 2008 05:10:25 PM
Very happy with my partner! good times ahead!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: palicious on June 07, 2008 07:49:12 PM
 ;D crafting away...............!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: minderkin on June 07, 2008 10:09:01 PM
My partner is awesome! She even sent me an ecard today because it's my birthday. :D It made me so happy to see it. Thank you so very much rossana9041. You rock!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 08, 2008 06:49:28 AM
It's supposed to be super stupid hot here today so I plan on spending the day inside in the AC crafting away.  My partner and I have quite a bit in common and my creative juices have been flowing all morning as to what to make!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on June 08, 2008 07:30:52 AM
I can't wait to get to know my partner better, but we are alike in that we were waiting to start our projects until we met  ;)  I have some ideas down, but nothing for certain yet.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: devotedplanet on June 08, 2008 11:37:34 AM
So excited that we have our partners now.


*stalk*


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 08, 2008 12:07:35 PM
Okay swappers...  SilentMynerva, Babiestarlite and I have fixed all problems with pairing partners... everyone should have a partner!!! Please contact your organizer if you have problems with your partner or anything... and please remember to e-mail your organizer by this Friday, June 13th to validate your e-mail address.  Thanks!

Happy Stalking!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 08, 2008 02:14:52 PM
After much stalking i've pretty much decided on everything for package one now, I just need to go on a supplies shopping mission now!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 08, 2008 04:18:52 PM
please remember to e-mail your organizer by this Friday, June 13th

Scary, Friday 13th :( /offtopic


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 08, 2008 05:51:35 PM
Just a helpful hint to all of you trying to talk in the chatroom.

If you post in this thread when you are on something like

im in the chatroom!! anyone want to join?!
password   crafter


it helps alot, then ppl know that they arent going to an empty room! 
btw, a few of us are in room number one right now!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 08, 2008 06:32:18 PM
Partners! Squee! :) Can't wait to finish this letter and get some crafting done!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 08, 2008 06:43:44 PM
After much stalking i've pretty much decided on everything for package one now, I just need to go on a supplies shopping mission now!

I thought that I felt someone watching me :P ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: razberryjam on June 09, 2008 07:14:26 AM
I was one of the lucky peeps who needed to switch partners around! My first partner seemed cool, but there was an allergy conflict. *sad face* My new partner seems just as cool and I think we have a lot in common. And she already friended me on Facebook! Whee!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: palicious on June 11, 2008 07:44:33 PM
I'm working on my "who i am" part. Are you :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 11, 2008 07:55:26 PM
I was just thinking about how (comparatively) quiet this thread has been so far, when a new post pops up! I have a good amount of "alone-time" this week, so I'll be focusing on this project, too. I don't get to do much actual "scrapbooking" anymore, since all my old photos are already in their respective scrapbooks, so it will be fun.  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 11, 2008 08:20:46 PM
I don't know what pictures I am going to use for the scrapbook.  I did find a local item today and I have 2 of my favorite things already in the box. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 11, 2008 08:49:02 PM
So far i have a bunch of stuff that doesn't really fall into any of the categories but i know she'll love and some postcards from my vegas vacation ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 11, 2008 09:13:05 PM
of course i will... :D

although i've been to vegas multiple times....
:D
family lives only and hour and a half away...

but i'll love it anyways!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 11, 2008 09:16:23 PM
of course i will... :D

although i've been to vegas multiple times....
:D
family lives only and hour and a half away...

but i'll love it anyways!!!!!!

well not everything is vegas related, just the postcards and a keychain. The rest is coca cola themed. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 11, 2008 09:19:30 PM
mmmmmmmmm love coca cola!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 12, 2008 07:50:42 AM
I'm think I'm done with th letter and I have a ton of pictures of reno from a swap I just finished, I think I might take some more of down town and maybe of some of the whore houses and roller derby!!!!!! I think I'm going to start on the what I do best this weekend.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 12, 2008 09:37:30 AM
How "in depth" are we supposed to get on the letter?   :D  I'm not the greatest writer, but I tend to tell it like it is, and sometimes that means saying too much!  LOL! 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 12, 2008 09:39:07 AM
How "in depth" are we supposed to get on the letter?   :D  I'm not the greatest writer, but I tend to tell it like it is, and sometimes that means saying too much!  LOL! 
My letter is just kind of a big 4 page rambling mess, I am a really bad writer


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 12, 2008 12:04:26 PM
you can say what ever you would like to in the letter, it is just a way of introducing yourself!  So tell your partner what you want them to know about you so you can make your new friend!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 12, 2008 03:29:32 PM
I started my letter and I'm waiting til June 20th to get the local stuff.  I'm stumped on what I do best, and what to give as my favorite things.  I'm sure it'll come to me.  I have some ideas on what to send for package 2 though. ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 12, 2008 04:03:34 PM
I'm getting lots sorted for my first package to Dawn Octopus  ;D

Everything I needed extra for the crafty items have been bought, and I have made a good start - just need to get the local items sorted and get on some more with my letter!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 12, 2008 05:01:36 PM
I found something else for my partner today and plan to pick up another local.  I started on my letter today.  Hope it isn't chocked full of corn.  Now I need to get off my a** and start crafting.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 12, 2008 10:00:16 PM
i found something pretty awesome for my buggy moomoo today!

hope everyone is doing well if anyone in my group needs anything feel free to shoot me an email at anytime!
 :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on June 13, 2008 12:53:51 AM
I have all my local items and all my favourites.  I feel organised!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cynlynn on June 13, 2008 08:33:15 AM
All I have left to do is get a couple more local items! woot.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 13, 2008 09:18:09 AM
i found something pretty awesome for my buggy moomoo today!

hope everyone is doing well if anyone in my group needs anything feel free to shoot me an email at anytime!
 :D

YAY!! Update on my Tanzies stuff....so I moved your items! Now that I have a guest room again and the closets empty in there it's now Tanzies Closet! I have everything sorted for each package in there AND I bought you some things yesterday as well while I was on the field trip woohoo! Now to compile package one and finish a few things off and I can send!

No one panic I'm not sending uber early


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 13, 2008 09:59:42 AM
wwwwwWHAT!my own closet? HELL YEAH!   ;D

wow thats really impressive!i thought i was doing good with your stuff cause it almost filled a laundry basket...guess i was wrong! hahahaha


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 13, 2008 11:01:22 AM
wwwwwWHAT!my own closet? HELL YEAH!   ;D

wow thats really impressive!i thought i was doing good with your stuff cause it almost filled a laundry basket...guess i was wrong! hahahaha

LOL You're stuffs been in a closet but it was sharing with my stash of hand spun and I was running out of room. So now its got it's own closet! Laundry baskets are good, your large third package may fit in a large laundry basket when all done and put together and stuff. Sometimes supplies take up soo much room! I'm having fun though!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 13, 2008 11:47:59 AM
I'm moving right along with loobie's first package. I have everything collected that can be bought, and I'll be doing the crafty items this weekend... Hopefully. As long as my Father-in-Law doesn't keep us all day Sunday on Father's Day!



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 13, 2008 01:08:38 PM
I got a postcard from my partner today!!  It totally made my crummy "I've got a headache from Hell" day a little bit better!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on June 13, 2008 01:24:27 PM
I finally had a few minutes to sit and organize a little today - hopefully this weekend I'll be able to accomplish something! We've had Vacation Bible School all week so I've been helping with that and I am totally exhausted! I'm looking forward to crafting for my new friend!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 13, 2008 07:52:29 PM
I have started my crafting tonight.  I know now why I was procrastinating.  My house is a mess and I just made a bigger mess.  AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
 I just had to freak out for a minute.  I'm okay now.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 13, 2008 11:14:02 PM
I finally started buying some of "my favorite" things to send since i keep buying "her favorite" things lol I also started a  medium sized item for "what i do best". Then im sending some las vegas stuff for "local" even though it's not local, its just one of my fave vacation spots lol then i just need to send her some pics and im good to go. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on June 14, 2008 06:21:37 AM
My photo scrapbook is done, my local items done and my favorite things in the box.  I am in the middle of the what I do best items.  I have not started my letter yet.  I'm still not sure how I want to approach the letter.  Any suggestions from those who have done this before?  I can't wait until I have it done and mailed out to my new friend.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 14, 2008 09:19:23 AM
i found some really yummy stuff i am going to pick up for my local closer to time to ship.and i started on sometihng for the 2nd package last night.wokring steady with this one i think it will turn out like i see it in my head....this could be scary! :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on June 14, 2008 10:55:43 AM
This swap has been occupying way too much of my thinking time.  I love the way it is making me think and be creative.

Who you are: I have the album and a bunch of pictures picked out - I just have to figure out how to put it together.  Al lot of them are going to be from the photo swap I did but since it was a disposable swap, I wasn't able to see them before the swap and now I get to do something specifically with the images I like best.

Where you are: about halfway done gathering - but know what all the things are that I need.  I have one really killer idea I am really excited about but it requires a small road trip.

What you like: halfway done - but again know the shopping list for the others since this is the easy one about ME ME ME

What you do best: one small done, one small have all the materials - plan to do it this weekend, one small left to do.

Letter ---- haven't even started, I am saving that for last like dessert :)

sonjabegonia I thought you would be a real challenge since you have almost no stalking potential :) but something you had in your questionnaire sent me back to some crafting I haven't done in a long time.  I am really hoping for more juicy details in your letter.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 14, 2008 01:54:03 PM
Yay!  I picked up another local.  I'm so excited to send my package!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 14, 2008 02:53:32 PM
Is anyone in the swap from Wisconsin? I would love to see someone receive a cheese-hat as a "local" item!  :D That's one of those things that would make people outside the U.S. sigh and shake their heads and say, "Ay, those wacky Americans..."


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on June 14, 2008 03:06:24 PM
i found some really yummy stuff i am going to pick up for my local closer to time to ship.and i started on sometihng for the 2nd package last night.wokring steady with this one i think it will turn out like i see it in my head....this could be scary! :D

I found some AWESOME wine today! You just need to come to visit for the local stuff!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 14, 2008 06:44:53 PM
Yay!  Back from Myrtle Beach!  Had a blast, got a tan, bought tons of new clothes at the outlet mall - perfect vacation for me!

I'll be doing a little snooping and finish my planning for package one tomorrow and will be working on the craftiness next week.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 14, 2008 07:13:56 PM
I had my mom send me one of my favorites.... It's going to take everything I have to not eat it!  LOL! 

I'm glad you had a good time on vacay!  Myrtle Beach is such a wonderful place!!!  I think you are talking about the Tanger Outlet, and in that case, I MAY live there eventually!  LOL!   :D  Did you get a chance to go to the Gay Dolphin?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 14, 2008 09:42:26 PM
i found some really yummy stuff i am going to pick up for my local closer to time to ship.and i started on sometihng for the 2nd package last night.wokring steady with this one i think it will turn out like i see it in my head....this could be scary! :D

I found some AWESOME wine today! You just need to come to visit for the local stuff!

packing my bags now...tell the penis to be on guard the crazy hillbilly is comming! :D
have a glass or 5 for me...


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 15, 2008 06:29:29 AM
  I think you are talking about the Tanger Outlet, and in that case, I MAY live there eventually!  LOL!   :D  Did you get a chance to go to the Gay Dolphin?

Yes, we went to the Tanger Outlet - wish we could have spent more time there.   :D  We didn't make it to the Gay Dolphin.   :(  It was on our list, but we ran out of time.  We did stop at one of the millions of Eagles they had so my mom could get some souvenirs for her nephews.  Have you been to Brook Green Gardens?  SO much fun and the gift shop is beyond awesome.  We'll definitely do Myrtle Beach again.

Oh yeah!  My lil sis and I were in the water and there was a shark about 10 feet in front of us.  We went to the pool after that.  Crazy!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 15, 2008 07:35:30 AM
I got all my local items yesterday. Living in a tourist town, acquiring really cool and/or cheesy local items was a snap.  I'm hoping to start my photo album scrapbook thingy tomorrow.  I've never done any scrapbooking but it looks really fun. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 15, 2008 02:28:13 PM
Some of my favorite items can also pass for the where I'm from category so I'll just have to decide.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 15, 2008 02:59:39 PM
I'm worried that my favorites I'm sending are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there!  LOL!  I suppose I could do my "favorite CD" but what fun would that be?!?   :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 15, 2008 03:07:22 PM
I'm worried that my favorites I'm sending are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there!  LOL!  I suppose I could do my "favorite CD" but what fun would that be?!?   :D

I'm sending a miniature bottle of my favorite type of mustard ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 15, 2008 03:12:49 PM
I'm worried that my favorites I'm sending are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there!  LOL!  I suppose I could do my "favorite CD" but what fun would that be?!?   :D

I'm sending a miniature bottle of my favorite type of mustard ;D

Niiiiiiiiiice!!   ;D  I've been discovering that my real favorite items are perishable, so those won't work!  Plus, I'm sure my partner can get tacos anywhere!   :D :D :D  My life revolves around my tummy being happy!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 15, 2008 03:15:27 PM
How about a little clay or felt taco?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 15, 2008 03:20:26 PM
How about a little clay or felt taco?

LOL!  That's a cute idea!  Hmmm...  I'd have to make 2 if I do this because I'd need one for myself!   :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 15, 2008 03:21:03 PM
I'm worried that my favorites I'm sending are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there!  LOL!  I suppose I could do my "favorite CD" but what fun would that be?!?   :D

I'm sending a miniature bottle of my favorite type of mustard ;D

Niiiiiiiiiice!!   ;D  I've been discovering that my real favorite items are perishable, so those won't work!  Plus, I'm sure my partner can get tacos anywhere!   :D :D :D  My life revolves around my tummy being happy!

I've been really into cooking lately, so some of my favorites are going to reflect that too. ;D Although I'm kind of lucky, my partner is going to come visit me and stay for a few days so she'll get to experience my cooking first hand anyway!


BTW- is anyone doing the artistic item or is everyone doing photos?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 15, 2008 03:24:51 PM
I'm doing both the artistic and the photos, although my artistic project is being painted to look like the best pic of me EVER!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 15, 2008 03:29:58 PM
So I've started crafting.  It's a medium item of something I do best, but not the craft I do best.... hmmm....  ::) It should be interesting because this is the like, second time I've tried to do this said craft.  What should I put in my favorite things? I do not know...

Local items, I have one.  Need two more.  Have the photos all picked out and the book all ready, just gotta put that together! :)

Progress: I think going well so far considering I haven't had a day off from work in like... a week. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 15, 2008 03:34:13 PM
i dont know if im gonna do the artistic item or not, i mean i probably should since ill be done with my package soon. I have a few canvases lying around... ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 15, 2008 03:52:27 PM

BTW- is anyone doing the artistic item or is everyone doing photos?

Doing both! Sending some shrunken scans of some of my SoulCollage cards which was no extra work since they were already done; i did this in the 1st round as well, and I hope I can find my notes from then because I wrote a lot about them in that package. (SoulCollage is an intuitive art-making process that involved making a collage for each of the different aspects of oneself and the influences on one's life, honoring them and their perspectives, and sorting out some of the complex and conflicting messages in one's mind. www.kaleidosoul.com for more info)

Don't forget video, too, if you have the equipment! You could make a "Day in the Life of Me" video and burn it to a dvd-r. That's not a good option for me personally because my life primarily takes place in my head; it would just be a lot of sleeping and following my dog around the house.  :D

I wish I could go visit my partner, or vice versa! I actually had a dream that she did come here! Well, she was actually participating in some kind of reality-television competition in the dream and we didn't get to talk for more than a few minutes, but I was so happy!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on June 16, 2008 06:20:19 AM
I've picked up a couple of items and have a few ideas, but I go on vacation starting June 27 so then I'll seriously get to work on it.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 16, 2008 07:52:23 AM
I'm going to check out our local farmer's market this weekend to see if I can't find my last local item.  I'm really stumped on this one.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on June 16, 2008 08:40:06 AM
sonjabegonia I thought you would be a real challenge since you have almost no stalking potential :) but something you had in your questionnaire sent me back to some crafting I haven't done in a long time.  I am really hoping for more juicy details in your letter.
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longtimegeek - sorry about not being too stalkable!  I tried to start a wist, but it only has about 4 items on it because I found it a bit tedious.  I promise to sent juicy details in my letter.  Also, if it helps, I do think I've told some stories/revealed some stuff about myself in various posts here on craftster. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on June 16, 2008 08:45:25 AM

BTW- is anyone doing the artistic item or is everyone doing photos?
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I'm planning to do the artistic item . . . it's all in my head and I have the supplies.  I've just been procrastinating a bit because I'll be disappointed if it doesn't turn out the way I see it in my head  :)

I like that there's the option on this one, especially since I've never been a big picture taker.  My family always gets upset w/me when I visit another country and don't come back w/loads of pics -- even when I tell them that one of my traveling companions took some great pics so they can look at those!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on June 16, 2008 08:55:43 AM
OK - so a progress report.

Like everyone else, this swap is making me think quite a bit.  I finally had to tell myself to stop thinking and start doing!

This weekend, I finished my 3 smalls for what I do best.  It remains to be seen whether all 3 make it into the package because I really, really like all of them. 

I have my list of faves to send and am slowly accumulating them.  The who I am is the project that's in my head and looks great in my dreams.  I'm going to start on it tonight and see if it's really going to happen.  It should also show a bit about where I'm from.

Where I'm from is the fuzziest right now . . . I need to go windowshopping some evening for ideas.

I'm saving the letter for last because I know I'll have some explaining to do about the package, but can't explain until the package is all put together! 

Finally, I have been playing around with something that could be the large project for the final package.  I started this one early because I thought of a potentially good idea but want to have time to changes courses if things don't go as planned. 



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 16, 2008 09:49:11 AM
I've spent the morning snooping on my partner.  She's going to be a lot of fun to craft and shop for!  I've got package one planned out and the necessary online purchases ordered.  The crafting for package one should be fairly easy and not too time-consuming, but will be a lot of fun and challenge me a bit.  The shopping for stuff has been the most fun.

Package two will be put together fairly quickly as I'm on top of everything for it already.  It will probably be ready within a week of sending package one.

I already have great ideas for the craftiness that will turn into her large item, but I want to get to know her a little bit better to make sure that I'm on the right track.

This is turning out to be just as fun to plan as it will be to craft!!



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 16, 2008 10:00:09 AM
I'm planning everything right now, I'm having issues with some of the projects because I tend to craft useless things and my partner only likes useful things  :P but I think I have some good ideas.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 16, 2008 12:18:57 PM
I'm having issues with the last local item as well.  My boyfriend has joked that I should send a jar of oil.  The exploitation of the beautiful landscape in my province is not something I'm particularly proud of, so I'm going to go with no on that one.... that and it's a jar of oil.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 16, 2008 01:54:39 PM
I'm having issues with the last local item as well.  My boyfriend has joked that I should send a jar of oil.  The exploitation of the beautiful landscape in my province is not something I'm particularly proud of, so I'm going to go with no on that one.... that and it's a jar of oil.

Lol yeah I'd be a little disturbed if i received a jar of oil. Also wouldn't that be considered a flammable substance?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 16, 2008 02:21:21 PM
I'm in an oil town too...There's even a section of the city called Oildale, which is famous for its rednecks/hillbillies.

I thought about sending some of the bumper stickers I've seen that represent the local pro-oil/beef/guns mentality...But the local mentality is COMPLETELY opposite of my own, and I don't want to spend money on it or spread its message! So I'll spare you all as well...Except one, which I just can't get over:

"Diesel fumes make me horny!"

XD Seriously, I've seen this on people's cars pickup trucks.

No, I don't claim this as my town; I'm just staying with family here til I can get settled elsewhere!  :)



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 16, 2008 06:16:23 PM
wow, go me - i just assumed everyone was talking about olive oil for the first minute or two...

(is slow today)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 16, 2008 06:21:43 PM
wow, go me - i just assumed everyone was talking about olive oil for the first minute or two...

(is slow today)

LOL Now I wouldn't mind getting OLIVE oil in the mail, especially since I've been really into cooking lately.

Btw- at least you didn't think we were talking about Popeye. That'd be a little awkward ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 16, 2008 06:35:19 PM
i really have'nt made up my mind on that on yet,maybe i will do a combo of the two!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 16, 2008 06:47:22 PM
i really have'nt made up my mind on that on yet,maybe i will do a combo of the two!

olive oil and motor oil? eew!

;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 16, 2008 07:07:58 PM
lol sure thats what i ment......... ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 16, 2008 10:35:29 PM
I had a guy call the other day (for those of you who don't know I'm a 411/0 operator) from Alberta, he assumed I was from elsewhere and stated that if I had been to Alberta I'd know that we were all rednecks who have a nationalistic pride for our province.  I said that not all Albertans are rednecks, and he told me that obviously I've never been.  I was born and raised in Alberta.  I'd like to think I'm not a redneck.  I'm too allergic to horses and right wing politics to be a redneck. Not that riding/owning horses makes you a redneck, but it follows suit with the cowboy mentality.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 17, 2008 05:43:55 AM
(for those of you who don't know I'm a 411/0 operator)

That job sounds really difficult! Occasionally I will help out and answer the phones at my work, and 1/2 of the time I can't understand what people are saying because they are either on cell phones with bad service or have these hard to understand accents. How do you deal with it?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on June 17, 2008 08:01:23 AM
Oxynitrate you may need to send oil if the price keeps going up  :D  I know its cheap in Ab, but its not here! I was trying to figure out when you said you were an operator what you do, our 411 is all automated.

Nothing new on the crafting front, but that was expected  ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 17, 2008 08:13:26 AM
(for those of you who don't know I'm a 411/0 operator)

That job sounds really difficult! Occasionally I will help out and answer the phones at my work, and 1/2 of the time I can't understand what people are saying because they are either on cell phones with bad service or have these hard to understand accents. How do you deal with it?

Reminds me of a comedy sketch show here in the UK called 'fonejacker', it's basically a guy who can do 4850980687 different accents and records loads of prank calls. He often pretends to be a technologically challenged old Arabian man (or something to that extent) and calls games/video/sound stores asking for 'puusp' (PSP), 'doovduh' (DVD) and 'vuuhs' (VHS) - speaking them exactly how they're spelt rather than as acronyms, and the people on the other end are like, "huh? Sorry, I don't know what you mean. Oh, P-S-P!" "yes, puusp" "No, its P-S-P!" :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjH9cEoEup8 (doovdé)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on June 17, 2008 04:35:06 PM
I am bursting to share, I have one most amazing thing done which I can't talk about cause it be secret.  And I have a semi-perfect idea for the second package!

oxynitrate - I feel your pain.  I get that a lot in my community cause my Indian friends assume that because I'm not a crazy nationalist right winger I can't possibly know the 'truth' about india and am too westernized.  Ironic considering I was born, bred and lived in India until I was freaking 22!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 17, 2008 04:46:03 PM
I am bursting to share, I have one most amazing thing done which I can't talk about cause it be secret.  And I have a semi-perfect idea for the second package!

Eeeeeee, how exciting! Lucky me!  ;D
I got a lot done over the past couple days, since it was the only time I could spread my supplies out everywhere and turn the whole house into my mad-scientist workspace...Now it's all put away again.  :-[ Tidiness and creativity do not mix for me!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 17, 2008 10:51:27 PM
I don't actually deal well with my job. I swear like a sailor when people who have been rude get off the phone with me.  I generally play WoW and take out my anger on a boar, or something.  Or I talk on msn/ chat about the ridiculous things I'm asked.

Oil isn't actually any cheaper here than it is elsewhere, not really anyways.  America seems to have cheaper prices than us, but thats because our politicians wanted to get it out of the ground as fast as possible and to do that they had to sell it cheap to big American companies. 
Did you know that Shell bought this wetland Whooping Cranes nest on.  The Albertan government realizing the folly of that has tried to buy it back but because it's rich in oil shell has said no.  They have claimed that they will be as environmentally conscious as possible when extracting that oil.  This is a ridiculous notion, knowing that the cranes are very sensitive to human presence.  Essentially Shell has basically stated they don't care if they're the reasons an entire species goes extinct.  I'm pretty anti them.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sasserdesas on June 18, 2008 12:48:37 AM
I'm checking in! I was busy with my high school exams, but i passed them!!!!So for me it's college next year! I'm so happy!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 18, 2008 07:38:05 AM
I generally play WoW and take out my anger on a boar, or something. 

offtopic: hooray! WoW! <3 lv 70 mage/lock here :D EU servers though :(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on June 18, 2008 04:25:55 PM
There's no way around those EU servers (I sent my cousin in England a brand new game but it didn't work). 
I'm a lvl 70 undead warlock.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 18, 2008 05:52:24 PM
I generally play WoW and take out my anger on a boar, or something. 

offtopic: hooray! WoW! <3 lv 70 mage/lock here :D EU servers though :(

I like to slaughter murlocs when I'm angry. :) 70 shadow priest on Argent Dawn.  I actually just participated in the WoW craft swap on here.  It was a BLAST! Highly recommended if they do a round 3. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 18, 2008 06:06:39 PM
Oh yes I would soo be into a WoW swap! XD I've been playing since August 2005 (a couple months after the EU release) and dressed up for the TBC launch in London and was featured on TV and in magazines - I figure that makes me officially addicted, I can't wait for WotLK.

Edit: I am glad for the EU servers though, there is a lot of diversity because of the Dutch, Swedish, etc. that come onto the English language realms, and the timezone is Paris time which is usually only an hour or two different from the rest of Europe (UK is one hour behind Paris) which means raids go smoothly because everyone's usually on at around the same times, and the servers are closer so everything's super speedy too. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: polaritygirl on June 18, 2008 06:11:51 PM
Just checking in... I am having a blast with this swap. I unfortunately had to put my cat down last week and have burried my sorrows into working on my new friend... she will be quite spoiled! I am done my letter, almost done my scrapbook, have the local and most of the fav items now I just have to get crafting! Still not sure what I want to do in that area but hopefully the items will be light as shipping is going to kill me!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 18, 2008 07:41:54 PM
Checking in.

Life has been happening, but hopefully I will be able to really bunker down and get package 1 mostly complete this weekend.

 :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 18, 2008 07:48:00 PM
Sorry about your cat, polaritygirl.  :'( Keep creating and make something for yourself, too!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: minderkin on June 18, 2008 08:12:03 PM
Just checking in. I've been very busy, but I should have some time to myself this weekend to really get crafting.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ckchan on June 19, 2008 06:01:28 AM
Checking in also!  I've been pretty busy lately, but hopefully I can get started this weekend. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 19, 2008 07:06:41 AM
Wow!  Sounds like some of you craftsters are really on the ball!  I've got several parts of my package being shipped to me from different places - my town has VERY limited craft supplies.  I'm hoping that everything will be here by tomorrow so that I can really get to work this weekend.  DH's best friend is coming to visit, so I'm hoping they'll be off in their man world so that I can ignore them and craft.   ;D  I may buy them an extra case of beer just to keep 'em in the back yard a little longer.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 19, 2008 07:50:11 AM
Wow!  Sounds like some of you craftsters are really on the ball!  I've got several parts of my package being shipped to me from different places - my town has VERY limited craft supplies.  I'm hoping that everything will be here by tomorrow so that I can really get to work this weekend.  DH's best friend is coming to visit, so I'm hoping they'll be off in their man world so that I can ignore them and craft.   ;D  I may buy them an extra case of beer just to keep 'em in the back yard a little longer.

HAHA ;D

good plan! ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 19, 2008 01:13:17 PM
Wow!  Sounds like some of you craftsters are really on the ball!  I've got several parts of my package being shipped to me from different places - my town has VERY limited craft supplies.  I'm hoping that everything will be here by tomorrow so that I can really get to work this weekend.  DH's best friend is coming to visit, so I'm hoping they'll be off in their man world so that I can ignore them and craft.   ;D  I may buy them an extra case of beer just to keep 'em in the back yard a little longer.


I love it!!! That is hilarious!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: kathleenalice on June 19, 2008 01:24:21 PM
I'm relying on some shopping this weekend - i'm off to visit my mum and my hometown. not been home since um...christmas maybe!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Haylie on June 19, 2008 03:02:19 PM
I got my second item today!  My partner's been talking to me on instant messager, which sends it to my phone, so I was able to ask her questions right from the store!  This is so fun. :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 19, 2008 04:39:05 PM
Wow!  Sounds like some of you craftsters are really on the ball!  I've got several parts of my package being shipped to me from different places - my town has VERY limited craft supplies.  I'm hoping that everything will be here by tomorrow so that I can really get to work this weekend.  DH's best friend is coming to visit, so I'm hoping they'll be off in their man world so that I can ignore them and craft.   ;D  I may buy them an extra case of beer just to keep 'em in the back yard a little longer.

Too funny!  I'm just happy that my significant other has gigs out of town tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.  I can get crafting done without being nagged about dinner or when dinner is going to be served.  Anyway, my letter is pretty much written except for explanations of the things in my first package.  I'm hoping to get the "what you are best at" pretty much done this weekend. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: rossana9041 on June 19, 2008 04:49:17 PM
That's where I'm at too....the last part.  But I have had so much fun getting to that part, I can't wait!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 19, 2008 04:53:05 PM
I'm getting some supplies for my what I do best things this weekend and now I am off to go pick my dad up from work.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on June 21, 2008 10:52:55 PM
I'm still here.  Chatting up my good friend Haylie. :)  *waves to Haylie*

I haven't started yet.  Well, I've gotten a couple of things from the store to give her but the crafting- no.  I'm busy w/ 4 kids out of school and making me insane.  Plus swaps that are due (overdue) to be mailed out. I'll probably start working on her stuff in the next week.  Since we don't have to make any major big projects, I'm not stressed about this package. 

I'm enjoying this swap process.  Getting to really chat with a partner is cool.  I have some fun ideas too and I look forward to starting them.  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: minderkin on June 22, 2008 09:42:36 AM
I have been super busy so I'm only partially done with most of my projects. I haven't really chatted too much with my partner, I hope we both get a  chance soon. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 22, 2008 06:52:19 PM
http://www.chatzy.com/434697796982


someone like to join me in the craft room? 

password
crafter


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on June 22, 2008 06:57:34 PM
I went there and you were gone  :(    I'm still logged into the chat room.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 23, 2008 06:30:47 AM
Just me checking in.  I'm experimenting with a new medium for both this swap and the other one I'm in.  While my experimenting didn't yield perfect results, I'm fairly certain that I can tweak it enough so that I will be happy sending them out.  I'm very excited as the "crafty" portion of package one should be ready by the end of the weekend!  Yay!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 23, 2008 08:07:43 AM
I love my partner!

I am *almost* ready to send out her first package, I just have
to do some last minute stuff, and take some pics.

I have not even thought about the second package yet, though!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on June 23, 2008 08:15:04 AM
i dont seem to be getting anywhere :-[      ive got a big table covered in aLl the things i want to send .......but its way to much ......it kind of exceeds those 'little extra treats' we put in ::) and i really need to pull it back to basics HELP!!!!!!! :P..............or its gonna cost me a small fortune :o


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 23, 2008 08:18:33 AM
Just checking in. I promised myself that I wouldn't sign up for any other swaps until the I completed the first package for this one.  With that in mind, I'm hoping to have everything completed and packed up by early next week.  So far, I've really enjoyed creating for my new friend!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 23, 2008 08:35:11 AM
I have almost everything done- still working on that letter though...  I am going about it in a different way.  Hopefully my partner will enjoy it!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2008 12:06:37 PM
i dont seem to be getting anywhere :-[      ive got a big table covered in aLl the things i want to send .......but its way to much ......it kind of exceeds those 'little extra treats' we put in ::) and i really need to pull it back to basics HELP!!!!!!! :P..............or its gonna cost me a small fortune :o

Find the size box you want to send and limit yourself to that. Then whatever doesn't fit put in the next package.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 23, 2008 12:18:55 PM
i dont seem to be getting anywhere :-[      ive got a big table covered in aLl the things i want to send .......but its way to much ......it kind of exceeds those 'little extra treats' we put in ::) and i really need to pull it back to basics HELP!!!!!!! :P..............or its gonna cost me a small fortune :o

Find the size box you want to send and limit yourself to that. Then whatever doesn't fit put in the next package.
Thats may plan for this swap and a couple others too.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2008 12:28:27 PM
I try not to restrict myself by a box, but i am fond of my flat rate boxes lol


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 23, 2008 12:30:11 PM
I try not to restrict myself by a box, but i am fond of my flat rate boxes lol

I have mastered the art of shoving a lot of stuff into a small box.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 23, 2008 12:33:46 PM
I bow to the swap queens... haha


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 23, 2008 06:18:06 PM
This is the one time that "thinking outside the box" is not necessarily a good idea ;)

Well, this and doing your taxes, I suppose.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 23, 2008 06:34:09 PM
LOL tramp!!  u can think outside it as long as you can cram it in!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 23, 2008 07:12:36 PM
I bow to the swap queens... haha



bow to you myn i've seen what you can cram in a small box.....PRETTY DARN AMAZING!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 23, 2008 07:13:44 PM
hahahahahahaha..... i don't do as well as D can.... i don't think anyways....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 23, 2008 07:14:49 PM
I bow to the swap queens... haha



bow to you myn i've seen what you can cram in a small box.....PRETTY DARN AMAZING!

She is pretty awesome at it!! ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 23, 2008 07:16:05 PM
I'm not that great at it... but then again yarn can be squeezed in small places... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 23, 2008 07:19:01 PM
The amazing part is SilentMynerva is going to stuff HERSELF into a flat rate box and mail it to me! Now THAT'S talent!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 23, 2008 07:20:59 PM
hey!you got to she her once its my turn now i will intercept the package THEN we will come see you!  ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 23, 2008 08:34:00 PM
And stop in NC on the way    ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 23, 2008 09:23:43 PM
VA is just one more state from NC ya know...  :-*


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 23, 2008 09:37:47 PM
i better find a bigger box!

 ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on June 24, 2008 02:47:42 PM
Checking in . . .

the first box is looking good.  I took the plunge and completed the "who you are" ATCish project.  It turned out close to what was in my head, so I say it's a success. 

Now, I just need to purchase the stuff for where you're from and then tackle the letter.  I have a feeling it's going to be a very long letter because everything seems to need explanation.

Hope everyone's having a great week!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 24, 2008 02:50:41 PM
I don't know what to send for local and favorites yet.  I bought a few things though and the crafted item is working out so far.  The pictures I still have to take to target,.... I keep forgetting! Letter really can't be finished until I finish getting all the stuff put together so......

I have the weekend off so hopefully I'll get a'crackin' on the package! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 24, 2008 02:59:17 PM
I'm getting there with my first package  ;D

Its almost 11pm here in the UK now, and I'm still crafting away - I worry about myself sometimes  ::)

Just finishing my little scrapbook, and have most of the remainder of Dawn Octopus' first all sorted, just got to finish the last crafty item and get local items which will be this weekend!!

I loving this swap, and I love my partner, she's brilliant!! :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 24, 2008 08:16:32 PM
Hey! I have a question :)

For package 2 (which I so shouldn't be worrying about yet because I'm no where near done package 1...) when you say: "Add to your partner’s stash at least 5 items (I.e. if they sew, at least 5 fat quarters of fabric, if they knit at least 5 skeins of yarn)" do all 5 items need to be the same type of thing, or can they be different? For example, if my partner knits can it be a set of needles, 2 skiens of yarn, some stitch markers and a book or something like that?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 24, 2008 08:24:34 PM
Hey! I have a question :)

For package 2 (which I so shouldn't be worrying about yet because I'm no where near done package 1...) when you say: "Add to your partner’s stash at least 5 items (I.e. if they sew, at least 5 fat quarters of fabric, if they knit at least 5 skeins of yarn)" do all 5 items need to be the same type of thing, or can they be different? For example, if my partner knits can it be a set of needles, 2 skiens of yarn, some stitch markers and a book or something like that?


That's fine B. It's just when i think of stash, i think of fabric and yarn lol but any kind of supplies for their favorite crafts would work. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 25, 2008 05:26:27 AM
I have 2 of the three crafted items finished, all of the local and favorites but I have yet to start the scrapbook and the letter.  I'm starting to panic because I haven't even taken the pictures. 

Off topic.  I voted for your bathing suit DV.  It looks amazing!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 07:44:16 AM
I have 2 of the three crafted items finished, all of the local and favorites but I have yet to start the scrapbook and the letter.  I'm starting to panic because I haven't even taken the pictures. 

Off topic.  I voted for your bathing suit DV.  It looks amazing!

Thanks so much! I can use all the support I can get, haha.
I'm actually lagging a bit behind on my crafted item for SM because I'm making the second version of that bathing suit (and writing down a proper pattern while im at it)

Sad note, the bathing suit you see in the challenge got ruined in the wash once it got to Tanzie. :(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on June 25, 2008 07:45:35 AM
Sad note, the bathing suit you see in the challenge got ruined in the wash once it got to Tanzie. :(

That's too bad :( At least you were able to get it on camera before it got trashed.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 07:51:00 AM
Sad note, the bathing suit you see in the challenge got ruined in the wash once it got to Tanzie. :(

That's too bad :( At least you were able to get it on camera before it got trashed.

Yeah, but I was really REALLY hoping to get some action shots because my mannequin does not have the butt for that bathing suit lol I'll probably make a third bathing suit and send it to Tanzie to get some modeled shots finally. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 25, 2008 08:00:59 AM
how did it get messed up?   ???   That makes me so sad!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 08:02:16 AM
how did it get messed up?   ???   That makes me so sad!

It accidentally got washed without a laundry bag, so the ties got massively tangled on the agitator in the washer.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 25, 2008 08:03:44 AM
u cant just make some more ties?  and what are you doing on so early?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 25, 2008 08:04:12 AM
I finished two of the smalls and I'm hoping to start the scrapbook within the next couple of days, my partner might see a reoccurring them with the smalls.  ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 08:06:31 AM
u cant just make some more ties?  and what are you doing on so early?

I dont know, Tanzie said she spent an hour trying to get it out of the washer which sounds pretty bad. I'm on early because I had to make James breakfast so i ate a little bit so that i can go back to sleep soon. I can't sleep if im hungry.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 25, 2008 08:22:06 AM
when the ties got tangled up it streched the rest of the suit so bad and it got torn and i had to cut to get it out.........it was a nightmare...
dang star where were you during that conversation?

 ;D
DV where the hell is my breakfast???


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 08:37:02 AM
;D
DV where the hell is my breakfast???

I'll make you breakfast when you bake me a cake ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on June 25, 2008 09:04:03 AM
Mmmmmmm Cake!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on June 25, 2008 10:16:49 AM
This conversation is making me very hungry!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 12:18:59 PM
This conversation is making me very hungry!

but cake is always a good thing to talk about!! ;D

i guess ill bring it back to something crafty lol joanns.com has yarn on sale 30% off on all yarn, online only ends tonight!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on June 25, 2008 12:20:19 PM
I went shopping and got a few things for my partner today - local items and favourite items. :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on June 25, 2008 05:08:37 PM
On a sad note.... my uncle is in the hospital and i am currently 2 states away from Texas... (where i live) .... I am at my Nana's house and she only has dial up internet... i won't be checking very often... but if you have any problems you need to report to me you can PM DesignVigilante and she can call me :D

    I wish I could have been able to get my first package out already... but i don't know when i'll be home.... so i might be MIA for awhile... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 25, 2008 05:27:25 PM
Tanzie - good job ruining the bathing suit!  :P

Myn - sorry to hear about your Uncle :( hope he's doing better soon!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 25, 2008 05:35:43 PM
    I wish I could have been able to get my first package out already... but i don't know when i'll be home.... so i might be MIA for awhile... :D

Take your time, SM. I know you need to be with ur family right now. Plus i know you're good for it. <3


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 25, 2008 05:40:42 PM
I hope all turns out well with your uncle.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on June 26, 2008 05:00:47 AM
Just checking in! My brain exploded with ideas last night when I went to bed and I was up all night thinking of things to make!! Can't wait to get some of my supplies today to get started!!

I hope your uncle gets better SilentMynerva!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 26, 2008 09:22:34 AM
I have the best idea for the large project that'll be part of the 3rd package, but am nervous about starting it so soon...  It'll actually be an XXL (I think), so I need lots of time, but I don't know...  I don't want to get overly ambitious and then it be something that I won't even be able to send...  Grr.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 26, 2008 09:49:23 AM
Oh my.  Well, for your partner's sake, I hope it works out.   ;)  Either way, I think she's going to be quite spoiled and needs to bring her A game.   :D

I'm so curious to know what it is....it's going to kill me waiting until Sep!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 26, 2008 10:57:26 AM
Oh my.  Well, for your partner's sake, I hope it works out.   ;)  Either way, I think she's going to be quite spoiled and needs to bring her A game.   :D

I'm so curious to know what it is....it's going to kill me waiting until Sep!!!

 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: polaritygirl on June 26, 2008 12:35:24 PM
I can't stop buying things!!  I think I have a problem. I am still just working on package one... I want to wait to see what I learn as my partner is being quite secretive! Before I start on 2 or 3 but my partners birthday falls around package one deadline so she gets to be extra spoiled!!! I have spent so much time buying I havent done any crafting... I should proably get on that lol!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 26, 2008 12:36:17 PM
I going to buy some supplies this weekend, I was going to go today but I'm going to wait, hopefully the smoke will clear out some by then, The smoke from all the California fires is in Reno, where I live right now, it is so bad. Until then I'm working on everything else, I'm starting the scrapbook tonight I think.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 26, 2008 01:09:44 PM
I bought another local, I think it will be perfect for my partner as it reminds me of her a whole bunch! :) I'm also waiting for letter 1 to start the other packages, but I should be ready to mail once I get a few more things sorted out!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 26, 2008 02:56:09 PM
I going to buy some supplies this weekend, I was going to go today but I'm going to wait, hopefully the smoke will clear out some by then, The smoke from all the California fires is in Reno, where I live right now, it is so bad. Until then I'm working on everything else, I'm starting the scrapbook tonight I think.

Oops I hit the wrong button!  Anyway, the smoke from the fires burning the Great Dismal Swamp has been making my life miserable too.  It blows in through my window unit AC and makes it hard for me to sleep. 

In crafting news, I finished a really awesome small today that I think my partner will love and I'm pretty impressed with if I do say so myself.   ;)



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 26, 2008 03:26:31 PM
I think I'm the first person to receive!  ;D sin esperanza seriously rocks.
Go take a look: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on June 26, 2008 04:06:35 PM
I can't stop buying things!!  I think I have a problem. I am still just working on package one... I want to wait to see what I learn as my partner is being quite secretive! Before I start on 2 or 3 but my partners birthday falls around package one deadline so she gets to be extra spoiled!!! I have spent so much time buying I havent done any crafting... I should proably get on that lol!!

Yes, I am quite the secretive one.   You will find out a lot about me in package one.  I hope to have most of it finished this weekend.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on June 26, 2008 10:27:59 PM
I think I'm the first person to receive!  ;D sin esperanza seriously rocks.
Go take a look: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086)

OOH, everything is so great! that's an impressive first attempt at crochet :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 27, 2008 04:30:03 AM
I think I'm the first person to receive!  ;D sin esperanza seriously rocks.
Go take a look: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810086#msg2810086)

OOH, everything is so great! that's an impressive first attempt at crochet :D

Everything it beautiful  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Haylie on June 27, 2008 05:07:37 AM
Love that skirt!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on June 27, 2008 04:26:52 PM
thanks guys!  I'm glad you liked it calluna... i had fun making the skirt.  was just petrified it wouldn't fit and didn't want to give the surprise away by asking additional questions.  sending super early also meant that i had heaps of time to think about the next two packages.  hah!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 27, 2008 04:43:05 PM
WOW, you made that skirt without measurements/sizing info!  I'm highly impressed! That was a really cool idea for the accordion style scrapbook too!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 27, 2008 06:39:42 PM
Ok, hey, I have a question....

We aren't supposed to send burned/mixed CD's because of the copywrite issue, but is it ok to send one that is made by using Walmart's custom CD service?

 ???


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 27, 2008 06:52:01 PM
Ok, hey, I have a question....

We aren't supposed to send burned/mixed CD's because of the copywrite issue, but is it ok to send one that is made by using Walmart's custom CD service?

 ???


Is it pictures you took or is it something else?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 27, 2008 06:59:06 PM
Ok, hey, I have a question....

We aren't supposed to send burned/mixed CD's because of the copywrite issue, but is it ok to send one that is made by using Walmart's custom CD service?

 ???


Is it pictures you took or is it something else?

It's music that you pay for and Walmart puts it on a disc.  So, there's no music stealing or anything...  (I'm a weirdo like that).


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 27, 2008 07:08:36 PM
The current ruling on sending burnt CDs is in the "Swap No-Nos" at the top of the "Organized Swaps" page:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247013.msg2735105#msg2735105 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247013.msg2735105#msg2735105)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 27, 2008 07:15:32 PM
The current ruling on sending burnt CDs is in the "Swap No-Nos" at the top of the "Organized Swaps" page:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247013.msg2735105#msg2735105 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247013.msg2735105#msg2735105)

Yes, I've read that, thank you.

Nevermind on the CD.  I guess I'll just have to "write" some of the lyrics out for my partner so she understands what I'm talking about  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: palicious on June 27, 2008 07:20:27 PM
it's been a while since i posted in here due to a major interstate move :) seems like i missed out on a lot lol. and somebody has already received! GOOD for you! lol....now i just need to unpack my crafting supplies to finish the package :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 27, 2008 08:29:43 PM
I'm  really not 100% sure because i think it says somewhere that you shouldnt send discs at all, but like u said its not burnt and its paid for so its like going to walmart and buying a brand new cd from the music department. Want me to ask a mod and double check for u?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 28, 2008 08:03:44 AM
Okay, so a perfect idea for one of "my favorites" came to me last night when I woke up to relieve myself.  ;D Just now, I got all ready to go out shopping to acquire the goods for this "favorite" and my car wouldn't start. >:( So now I'm stuck at home all day until my boyfriend gets off work and can work on it.  I'm too mad to clean my house right now so I guess I'll have to take out my frustration through crafting some cool stuff for my new friend.  Thank you all for allowing me to vent. ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 28, 2008 11:05:37 AM
awww Franz that sux!  I hope the BF can fix it!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: razberryjam on June 28, 2008 11:24:53 AM
I am home all afternoon, and am in the middle of a crafting binge! Besides my current two swaps that I'm in, I'm also finishing some belated birthday presents AND figuring out what to make my mom for her 50th birthday. I'm almost done with my three small items. I'll have to send this swap out early, as I'll be in Mexico (for work, but still! Woot!) from July 8th until the 14th.

Back to the sewing machine! ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on June 28, 2008 11:55:42 AM
hope my buggy moomoo don't mind that most of her stuff is food related!
 ;D
i am going to sleep all day tomorrow cause for once in like 8 years i just don't have anywhere i need to be or anything i HAVE to be doing and even better NO ONE at home to get on my nerves!after that its back to crafting!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 28, 2008 04:35:39 PM
Hey everyone! Crafting/buying/final preps, tomorrow and the next day. :) I hope to mail by next Monday to get to work on package #2!


P.S. DV, what was the answer on that 'CD' thing a few posts back? :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on June 28, 2008 08:07:33 PM
Sounds like it's a crafty weekend! My plan is to get mine done by Tuesday and get it sent as my youngest and I are flying out the next week.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 28, 2008 08:45:27 PM
P.S. DV, what was the answer on that 'CD' thing a few posts back? :)

I'll have to ask a mod, ive been gone all day. I'll go do that right now and get back to u. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on June 29, 2008 08:16:12 AM
Down to the final steps too -- I finished the photo album last night.  Now I am just down to writing the letter, packaging everything up.  I expect to make the deadline with time to spare. 

On to the second package... I actually had a mini-brainstorm on what to do.  I was bugging me but I think I have something but now I have to test out some construction details to see if I can make it work the way it seems to in my head. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on June 29, 2008 12:09:58 PM
I've been on a mission this weekend and got loads of stuff done!

All I've got to do is finish the last crafted thing which I'm doing tonight  :) Then I'm ready to take pics, pack up and send  :) Soooo by mid-week Dawn Octopus' package will be in its way - Yey!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 29, 2008 06:24:45 PM
Someone join me in the chat!!!!!!!!!!!





http://www.chatzy.com/382143803682



password:  crafter



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sasserdesas on June 30, 2008 09:54:49 AM
I;m still here! Had some busy times (wow, how did that happen in my vacation?). I'm busy making and thinking my package :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on June 30, 2008 11:21:15 AM
Craftiness took a back seat this week as there was MIL drama to deal with, but it's over now and I'm back to normal.  I'll be in the "big city" this week and will pick up the last of the needed supplies and will also have time to craft while my sister is at work.  I'm planning on sending pkg. 1 off a week from tomorrow.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on June 30, 2008 05:05:48 PM
Got the last of my stuff for the package.  Just gotta finish crafting my medium item and finish writing the letter! Oooooh how exciting! :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on June 30, 2008 05:09:44 PM
I'm still slowly working on my crafted items, its been quite hot and my hands have been swollen so not much crafting has been going on  :'( but I'm getting things gathered.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on June 30, 2008 05:25:28 PM
i sent today!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on June 30, 2008 05:36:49 PM
I'm going to be combining my package 1 with package 2 since SilentMynerva is still with her family in Arizona so she hasn't had time to work on mine. We agreed to combine the packages so hopefully she'll be home soon.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on June 30, 2008 05:43:56 PM
Awww, Thanks babiestarlite13!  My car isn't fixed yet but it shall be sometime tomorrow. In crafting news, I wasn't able to get much accomplished this weekend but I hope to finish up soon. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on June 30, 2008 05:46:55 PM
I sent because a) it's going to take a long time for the package to reach New Zealand, and b) I'm moving tomorrow! So I won't be on Craftster regularly during the next couple weeks. But I might get to meet up with some craftster gals who have a weekly craft-day near where I'm moving, so that will be fun.  :) I'll have a lot to catch up on when I get back online!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 30, 2008 05:47:29 PM
I'm still working on the crafted items.  I will be shipping on time, and will be able to get my partner some silly extras on our mini-vacay next week!  YAY!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Haylie on June 30, 2008 06:29:27 PM
Got a good start on the crafting today!  My partner and I have been talking a LOT; it makes this swap so enjoyable!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on June 30, 2008 06:43:22 PM
I'm almost done with the crafted items and only the letter left...then I will be sending.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on June 30, 2008 08:07:24 PM
I am very impressed...I am such a last minute crafter!  I think I have everything planned out, and I do at least have a couple of things started...but NOTHING is totally done and I am definitely not ready to send anytime this week. Good thing I've got a little bit (not much, I know!) until the deadline!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 01, 2008 05:38:27 AM
My partner and I have been talking a LOT; it makes this swap so enjoyable!

You're right! My work days have been going a little faster since this swap started, it's great to get an email from my partner to break up the monotony(spelling??) of work!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 01, 2008 06:59:50 AM
HELLO EVERYONE IN MY GROUP,I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW I WILL UPDATE ALL OF OUR GROUP INFO TONIGHT,IT HAS BEEN A SUPER BUSY WEEK!THANKS  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 01, 2008 11:23:09 AM
I only have a little bit more to go on the first package.  This should work out well.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 03, 2008 03:40:24 AM
I still need to work on the scrapbook.  I'll try to start it this weekend.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 03, 2008 08:47:58 AM
fun stuff from babiestarlite13 in the gallery!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 03, 2008 12:26:39 PM
Yey - package recieved from Dawn! piccy's on my gallery!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.40 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.40)

I'm not sure how to get it to link directly to my post - its the second one down on this page tho  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on July 03, 2008 12:42:30 PM
I'm not sure how to get it to link directly to my post - its the second one down on this page tho  :)

click on the subject line in YOUR post and the URL that pops up is the direct link to your post.

the direct link to your post in the gallery is: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811444#msg2811444


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 03, 2008 03:35:05 PM
I started my scrapbook today, it is looking great the only problem is I don't have pictures yet so I'm working on that. I think I pick out the ones I want for it. I'm going through a small personal crisis but I'm trying to just ignore that for now and finish all the swaps I'm in before I melt down  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 03, 2008 04:32:39 PM
I'm pretty much done with crafting I just need to buy a few more things.  Life has thrown me a slight curveball though, I'm moving.  A house opened up this week that's really awesome and I took it.  The great thing about the house is that is out in the middle of no-where aka BFE, so I'll have plenty of time to craft and get creative (it'll just be a two hour drive to the craft store).  Anyway, happy almost independence day ladies and I hope that everybody in the US has great 4th full of fireworks!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on July 03, 2008 04:35:56 PM
Congratulations!  I'm a little jealous, I'll admit - I can't wait to get out of the city.  Though, I suppose a 2 hour drive to the craft store is not very nice.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 04, 2008 12:40:59 PM
Congratulations!  I'm a little jealous, I'll admit - I can't wait to get out of the city.  Though, I suppose a 2 hour drive to the craft store is not very nice.

That's what the internet is for!  If anybody has any great craftstore websites I'm WAY open to suggestions!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on July 04, 2008 01:25:14 PM
I received my wonderful first package from calluna... have a look

My gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810129#msg2810129)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 04, 2008 09:29:35 PM
Tonight I finally got up the nerve and filed a noise/smoking complaint against my neighbours.  Yay me!  Now maybe I can hear my own thoughts to write that letter.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 05, 2008 08:17:13 AM
Tonight I finally got up the nerve and filed a noise/smoking complaint against my neighbours.  Yay me!  Now maybe I can hear my own thoughts to write that letter.

I wish I had the nerve to do the same to our neighbours somedays! Apparently the fact that we have a baby doesn't matter to them, and they have this need to crank the bass on their stereo conviently at nap and bedtime...

On another note, great packages so far!! Everything is so creative, I love it! I just have to do my scrapbook, sew 2 buttonholes on something, and write my letter! (I know sounds like lots I have the whole scrapbook ready I just need to decide on pictures!)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 05, 2008 08:20:02 AM
Good for you oxynitrate - I know it is tough - both putting up with the situation and having to do something to deal with it.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on July 05, 2008 10:09:04 AM
Hey guys... sorry... long time not post....  My Uncle is out of ICU and in Isolation for some lung disease he has.... So we should be heading home sometime next week.... the bad thing though.... My cousin is coming home with us.... so instead of only 3 people and a kid in the car there will be 4 people and a kid in the car for 18.5 HOURS!!!!!!

And said cousin is loud and obnoxious.....

getting home to my crafty solitude will be sooooo glorious... ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 05, 2008 10:15:14 AM
awww :( I'm sorry Myn.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on July 05, 2008 10:24:52 AM
Ack!  I haven't checked in here in ages!  I am still around and crafting my fingers off.  I have made quite a few goodies for my partner and I'm working on the non-crafted items now.  I haven't written the letter yet either.  But that shouldn't be too tough.  I like to talk.   LOL
Hopefully I'll be ready to send by Monday or Tuesday.  Heeheeeee


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on July 05, 2008 11:33:24 AM
SilentMynerva -- I'm so sorry about your uncle - and the long ride home!


Well I have to go pick up some pics I just ordered at Walgreens for my photo album, a little more crafting and a little more writing. Since I'm going out of town on Tuesday I have to mail Monday, and since I work better under pressure I'll get lots done this weekend!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 05, 2008 05:57:43 PM
Just a note- If any of you are still wondering about the walmart cd thing, pm me personally.

Thanks!
-Diana


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 06, 2008 04:34:22 AM
Just taking a break from packing to check in.  I hope your road trip went well SilentMynerva.  I just packed up three huge boxes of crafty stuff (one of which was completely full of yarn) and hope to be back in crafty action by mid week. 

Everyone's stuff in the gallery is really awesome so far!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 06, 2008 08:47:58 AM
Hey guys... sorry... long time not post....  My Uncle is out of ICU and in Isolation for some lung disease he has.... So we should be heading home sometime next week.... the bad thing though.... My cousin is coming home with us.... so instead of only 3 people and a kid in the car there will be 4 people and a kid in the car for 18.5 HOURS!!!!!!

And said cousin is loud and obnoxious.....

getting home to my crafty solitude will be sooooo glorious... ;D


aww myn we cant wait to have you back full time!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on July 06, 2008 01:23:01 PM
Hope that trip wasn't too awful, SilentMynerva!

in other news, I have one little thing to finish up and a letter to write and then i will be ready to send! yay!  i'm excited.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 06, 2008 07:59:21 PM
I'm hoping to send Friday but it should be Saturday at the latest. I still have quite a bit to do and no money for a few days to do it with but I'm pretty sure I can get it done.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 07, 2008 01:50:14 AM
I'm ready to send today  ;D

Hopefully I can get away from work at lunch time and go to the post office!! Eeep - I'm so excited about sending out I hope the Dawn Octopus likes everything!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 07, 2008 04:50:26 AM
I have finished the scrapbook part of my package so I am ready to send.  Yay!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 07, 2008 07:53:01 AM
I'm still working hard - it will definitely be down to the wire for me.  I was able to get a lot done this weekend, but I still need to go pick up 2 more local items and finish some crafting.  I will send out on Thursday for sure.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on July 07, 2008 07:59:45 AM
Well it's all boxed up and ready to ship, the hubster is going to send it from work for me (gotta love FedEx discounts!) I am so excited!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cynlynn on July 07, 2008 08:37:18 AM
I am going to be sending tomorrow! woot!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 07, 2008 10:58:32 AM
I have to finish the letter, finish my craftiness part, and do the pictures/scrapbook part.  Not really a whole lot to do...  Just with company and preparing for vacay, it seems a bit daunting...  :-\ 

I'll be shipping on Friday, probably right as the post office closes!  LOL!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 07, 2008 11:08:10 AM
Just got back from the post office -- package away !!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ckchan on July 07, 2008 12:56:09 PM
Had a great chat with my partner yesterday!  Got to know her a bit through aim.  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sasserdesas on July 07, 2008 01:09:00 PM
checking in; sending out tomorrow, because today i was to tired to get to the PO....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 07, 2008 01:27:00 PM
Will hopefully be shipping tomorrow.  Gotta put the final touches on my crafted item. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on July 07, 2008 01:31:21 PM
Hey guys... update... :D

I'm going home tomorrow..... so today we are doing alot of packing and cleaning.... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sasserdesas on July 08, 2008 06:55:08 AM
Oops, wrote down the wrong send-out date, so I'm sending out Friday, as I should be :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 08, 2008 08:36:46 AM
I have everything packed up and will be sending on thursday.  WEEEEEEEEEE!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 08, 2008 10:09:48 AM
I got a message that my partner has sent! YAY! I am going to have to go wait by the mailbox for the next week or two :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 08, 2008 10:43:38 AM
I'm heading to the Post office right now to send! I shall return! :)

And my package is shipped and on it's way to Texas!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 08, 2008 12:16:45 PM
I got a message that my partner has sent! YAY! I am going to have to go wait by the mailbox for the next week or two :)

Yey!!! I hope that everything gets to you quickly and in one piece!!! I'm excited and anxious at the same time, I hope you like everything  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 08, 2008 03:48:12 PM
looks like almost everyone in my group is going to be sending right on time!

WAY TO GO HOTTIES!!!  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on July 08, 2008 05:41:04 PM
I am just finishing up the last of my package, so I will be sending Thursday (no time to send tomorrow  :(  )


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on July 08, 2008 07:16:25 PM
Package is all done and I will be sending on Friday.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 09, 2008 07:14:52 AM
I've got one more craft to do and fine-tuning on my letter and then I'll be done.  I'm hoping to send tomorrow, but Friday for sure.  I made one of my crafty items on a whim last night (was struggling for inspiration for item #3) and it's gorgeous.  Two people have asked to buy it at work already.  Awesome.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: suinoko on July 09, 2008 10:11:42 AM
I have a fair amount to do, but I know what I'm doing, here's hoping I can get it done in time for Friday sendouts. XD


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on July 09, 2008 10:49:54 AM
ive still got a few (i mean quite a bit) bits to do. i had planned to go out today and get some more supplies but its raining........alot!!!!   and my son dont like rain, hes still to young to be in nursery, so i didnt want to go dragging him about behind me, hes also not fussed on walking!!!!!!

but ive still got a solid 24-36 hours left so i will be working straight through (except when i actually need sleep  ;D)



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on July 09, 2008 12:13:02 PM
Just got back from the post office - package shipped!!

And just in the nick of time . . . I'm on an early morning flight to Denver tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 09, 2008 08:16:11 PM
i've got a meeting all day tomorrow and i work 9:30-6 on friday, so looks like i'm gonna be down to the wire on this one. luckily our post office is open until midnight :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on July 09, 2008 08:21:35 PM
that is insane!!! ours closes the package office at 430.  it makes me crazy!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 09, 2008 08:22:56 PM
Just got back from the post office - package shipped!!

And just in the nick of time . . . I'm on an early morning flight to Denver tomorrow morning.


sonjabegonia --- DENVER? DENVER? Did you just say Denver? 

You should have saved shipping and just brought it with you. We could have just gone to some of those local item places and picked the stuff up together. 

I hope you will be back home to receive your goodnesses on Saturday.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 09, 2008 08:27:19 PM
it's a regional post office, so they have weird hours.

mon-fri 8-midnight, sat 8-8 and sunday 9-5


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 10, 2008 07:52:39 PM
Yeah package! :) I'll have to post pictures tomorrow because I've seemed to misplace my camera for the time being....  :-\ I'll also have to send an additional letter after the book of a letter (quite literally!) razberryjam sent me! :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on July 10, 2008 09:35:03 PM
(I am sorry for being so late saying this.)  I received today!!!!  Aaaah!  ;D ;D

I got the most awesome package from my most awesome partner today.  *waves* Hey Haylie!! 

I have taken pics but I need to get them off my camera and then upload them. 

Haylie was so generous and she made something for everyone in my family.  And she did an amazing job.  We are all so happy and I am so touched with all the thought she put into everything.  And the time and effort.  I love this swap. And I am so happy with my swap partner.  She and I get on so well.  :D 

Pics coming soon!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on July 10, 2008 10:18:25 PM
GRRR!!  >:(
I was going to send today, but instead of making it out to the post office, I got to go to my daughter's doctor instead.  :(
She's fine, just a nasty rash. But, I didn't get to send my package. Thank goodness the deadline is tomorrow, so I am not officially late! :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 11, 2008 03:47:01 AM
I sent on wednesday so hopefully my partner will be recieving today or tomorrow. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 11, 2008 05:38:44 AM
Checking in!  I'm going to be sending on Monday because I'm currently in the process of a move but I'll send priority so hopefully Crescent Fresh will get it by next Wednesday.  You gotta love the USPS click n ship, it just makes life easier.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on July 11, 2008 06:17:22 AM
Just a reminder that today is Send out number one! Please check in with your organizer with your status!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ckchan on July 11, 2008 07:37:12 AM
Going to post office this afternoon!  Will check in with DC as soon as I get it!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: LilFiney on July 11, 2008 09:59:54 AM
Yeah!! Packages!!!  I am dropping mine off today after work.  It's sittin on my desk and I am pleased with it!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 11, 2008 10:21:53 AM
I super stoked.  In spite of things being kind of explodey around here lately, everything is done and ready to be shipped.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 11, 2008 10:41:21 AM
Found the camera, lost the memory card. >.< I'll get pics posted eventually.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on July 11, 2008 03:28:41 PM
I sent my package this afternoon.  I can't wait for polaritygirl to receive it.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 11, 2008 05:49:58 PM
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CHECKED IN WITH ME SO QUICKLY! ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 11, 2008 07:57:44 PM
ooooooo,  I have received and everything is wonderful.

I have posted in my gallery so that you all can see for yourselves: Go to my gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810436#msg2810436)

Thanks so much sonjabegonia -- such a wonderful job, I hope you enjoy your package half as much as I have enjoyed yours. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 11, 2008 08:31:07 PM
Awesome package longtimegeek!  I thought the shoe erasers were really cute and I loved that flower!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on July 11, 2008 09:10:01 PM
!!!ATTENTION!!!
I'd like to remind everyone that you MUST pm your status to your organizer! DO NOT just post in this thread about ur status and not pm your status to your organizer. Myself and the organizers are busy people and we don't always have time to keep up with this thread so please remember to message them when you send/receive/are sending late.

I'd also like to note, if you do not pm your status to your organizers by monday July 14th, you might receive a message from me. So don't forget!

Thanks and happy crafting!
-DV


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 12, 2008 08:47:07 AM
Yay!  I can't wait for my partner to get her goodies!  Hopefully she will enjoy everything- cheesiness and all!   :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on July 12, 2008 08:01:44 PM
Package sent yesterday afternoon.  I hope my partner enjoys.  love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 13, 2008 07:06:04 AM
Yay!  I can't wait for my partner to get her goodies!  Hopefully she will enjoy everything- cheesiness and all!   :D


I forgot to tell you how happy cheesiness makes me!   :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 13, 2008 07:21:34 AM
Yay!  I can't wait for my partner to get her goodies!  Hopefully she will enjoy everything- cheesiness and all!   :D


I forgot to tell you how happy cheesiness makes me!   :D

Good to know  ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 14, 2008 11:50:45 AM
I received from my fantabulous partner today!!  Will post pictures later on this evening!!!

Whee-hoo!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 14, 2008 01:37:55 PM
I received today as well!  It's kismet! 

Will post the wonderful loot when I get home from work!  Yahoo!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on July 14, 2008 02:01:20 PM
I also received today and will try to post yet today - I have to figure out how to get the pics from my camera to my parents computer. I am so so happy I got the partner I got!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 14, 2008 03:05:50 PM
I sent today (yeah a few days late due to my idiot mistakes) and I'm full of swap anxiety now hoping Tanzie loves it all!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 14, 2008 06:47:42 PM
oh you know i will!i am so exctied about it though!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 14, 2008 07:05:11 PM
Yay!  My pics are now posted!  Y'all should go check them out!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809571#msg2809571

 ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 14, 2008 07:22:10 PM
wow you sure got spoiled! what a great package! I can't wait to see what my partner has sent!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 14, 2008 07:35:20 PM
My pics are up as well!  Check them out!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810580#msg2810580


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 14, 2008 08:53:27 PM
So cool to see both of your packages back to back.  Posted within 35 minutes of one another - now that is a swap match :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 15, 2008 05:45:16 AM
I received part of my package yesterday! I'm waiting to post pics until I get the other part, but I have to say that my dear Loobie combined my love of sea life with my love of paper!!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on July 15, 2008 07:41:33 AM
Come be jealous of the awesomeness of what I received!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809452#msg2809452


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 15, 2008 07:46:12 AM
So cool to see both of your packages back to back.  Posted within 35 minutes of one another - now that is a swap match :)

Isn't it awesome?!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 15, 2008 07:51:14 AM
I just saw the Texas ice cub tray that razberryjam sent to tcha345!  It's too cute.  I'm going to have to go find one!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 15, 2008 09:05:51 AM
Yay!  I sent my sis links to my swap loot on this and the Favorite Movie Swap and it convinced her to join craftster!  She helped me brainstorm craft projects for both swaps.  I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 15, 2008 11:52:58 AM
I love the pic of the smiling dog that razberryjam sent -- my dog smiles too, but only if he is getting yelled at :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on July 15, 2008 05:05:21 PM
Awesome packages!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 15, 2008 07:54:24 PM
The packages all look great.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 16, 2008 12:30:30 AM
Everything looks so good.  I'm now scared what I sent doesn't measure up. :( I'm sure I'm just jittery.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on July 16, 2008 05:56:35 AM
Everything looks so good.  I'm now scared what I sent doesn't measure up. :( I'm sure I'm just jittery.

I'm sure I'll love it all  :)  and even if I didn't I have an 11 year old that loves to steal my swap items that I get  ::)  plus a 14 year old that likes to pick through things and take some stuff. I've never received anything in a swap that wasn't loved by someone in my house  :D  I just hope you like your stuff!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on July 16, 2008 11:36:00 AM
I have been so excite to get my package that  have been checking the DC# every night! As of this morning, it was in my town's post office, so I should be getting it today! Unfortunately, i will be on campus taking a math test during mail time, so I have to hurry up and finish my test before I get to come home and open it!   :'(
I cant wait!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 16, 2008 12:29:14 PM
I have been so excite to get my package that  have been checking the DC# every night! As of this morning, it was in my town's post office, so I should be getting it today! Unfortunately, i will be on campus taking a math test during mail time, so I have to hurry up and finish my test before I get to come home and open it!   :'(
I cant wait!!
I would be doing the same thing had I recieved a DC# from my partner.  I'm super impatient when I am excited about something.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: LilFiney on July 16, 2008 01:21:17 PM
CuppieCake!! UPS says your's comes tomorrow... I am VERY excited too!!  ;D I really, really, hope you like mine!! If not, more presents will have to be sent.. Ha Ha!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on July 16, 2008 03:08:29 PM
I received today from dittybop!  woot!  pictures will be up tomorrow, as I still have to unpack my camera and cord from when I moved.  Oops.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on July 16, 2008 04:03:39 PM
........ If not, more presents will have to be sent.. Ha Ha!

 ive been thinking the same thing  :D im hoping my partner likes mine too ....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: dittybop on July 16, 2008 04:06:17 PM
I recieved!!! everything is amazing. :) I will try to post tonight, as soon as I can unearth the camera cord...oy.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 16, 2008 11:08:35 PM
I just get performance anxiety everytime.  But I know that everything should be claimed by someone in the package I sent.

Canada Post says it was processed at 11:45 on the 16th which could mean anything.  But it's there! it's there! I'm excited.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on July 17, 2008 09:30:58 AM
It is here! I put my pictures up in the gallery and my little story  :D  As you will read everything is definately loved, even the packaging  ::)  I think I'm on page 5 of the gallery.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 17, 2008 11:06:56 AM
Awesome!! I'm happy everything made it there okay.  I giggled at the angel food cake thing.  It was the only thing I could find that would keep everything safe.  I hope the chocolates weren't too melty.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 17, 2008 12:04:42 PM
Just been catching up with the gallery pics  :) Everything is amazing!!! I love all the packages!

I'm getting a bit panic-y that Dawn Octopus hasn't received one of her packages yet (I had to split package one into 2 parcels!!!) I hope it hurries up...


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 17, 2008 12:44:33 PM
Maybe it will be there today! I won't be home for another hour, it could be there waiting patiently for me :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 17, 2008 01:27:11 PM
All I have to buy now is one more favorite and one more local thing and I'm hoping to send soon.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 18, 2008 06:17:53 AM
Everything you ladies have sent is awesome so far!  I tracked my package to crescentfresh just now and it looks like it will be arriving today! (Squeals with excitement! :P)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 18, 2008 01:48:10 PM
USPS.com says my package is at Tanzies house YAY hopefully it made it in one piece....can't wait to see what you think T


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on July 18, 2008 04:29:55 PM
Pictures finally up in my gallery! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809605#msg2809605)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 18, 2008 05:19:47 PM
Love the stuff in the gallery so far! :) Went out shopping today for my partner and I got a lot of stuff to send her, ...hopefully it'll all fit in the box i have! I just gotta write a letter now and ship, ship, ship!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 18, 2008 06:33:36 PM
everything looks so sooo awesome.
I really enjoy seeing what peoples favorites are. It's such a wide open subject.  Initially I was going to craft something for my favorite book, but it failed.

Speaking of favorites.  Right now I'm going to go in search of my favorite nose ring, which seems to have disappeared.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 18, 2008 07:44:09 PM
I love that kitty doll :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 18, 2008 08:07:03 PM
I GOT MY PACKAGE FROM BUGABOO1!!!PICS ARE IN MY GALLERY

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809419#msg2809419

WOOT  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 18, 2008 09:49:51 PM
YAY! I'm glad it got there! I had to send food pfft like you thought i wouldn't send edible stuff? and ofcourse coffee although I had a hard time parting with it I love that stuff!

LOL I love the name for the bunny though have fun with him!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on July 19, 2008 06:12:16 AM
 yeay ive recieved ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on July 21, 2008 06:57:32 AM
I'm working on package #2. Its hard to decide what to include, what not to include, just include it all  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 21, 2008 08:58:12 AM
I'm working on package #2. Its hard to decide what to include, what not to include, just include it all  :D

I feel you!  I had so much fun putting together the first package that its hard not to go crazy on the second one. ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 21, 2008 09:13:36 AM
I stayed up until 2 this morning working on my package (which is absolutely crazy being that we usually go to sleep around 10:30 every night).  Well, from about 10 to 12am, I was dealing with Aunt Flow (she's being a real bi*** this time around, TMI, I know) and working on the package, but still.  It was a feat for me.  Anywho, the awesomeness that is letter #2 is typed and ready for inserting some fun stuff and then off to the printer.  I also planned out the goodies that will be in package two and will go buy them next week.  I may be sending way early on this one!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 21, 2008 09:22:12 AM
I had everything bought for my first package, I ate the candy and I have to sew one thing, I'll be sending it this week.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 21, 2008 09:52:00 AM
I FINALLY Received my package from Tanzie today after my @#$* mail lady wouldn't deliver it on Saturday

I was so excited I tore right in

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809428#msg2809428


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on July 22, 2008 06:01:20 PM
YAY!!! I received my package from Loobie! Here is https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621) my gallery with a few pictures. I took a LOT of pictures, so if you want to see a slideshow of all of them, please visit my blog http://dawnoctopus.blogspot.com/ (http://dawnoctopus.blogspot.com/) - It was a wonderful package, thanks Loobie :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 23, 2008 04:53:05 AM
Part way through package 2 -- should be able to make it on time - or maybe early. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 23, 2008 07:40:11 AM
My partner for this swap has disappeared.  She hasn't been online since the 9th and as far as I know never sent her package.  I just wanted to share with everyone what I sent her.
Favorites:Interweave Knits,Nylon and Paper magazines(i'm a magazine whore),Sally Hansen nail polish, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Local:1 skein of crazy quilt yarn from my LYS, 3 vintage postcards and a shot glass from Saugatuck,MI(like 1 1/2 hours from where I live)
Crafted:1 bar of lemon lavender soap, 6 greeting cards(some were decoupaged with tattoo fabric), and a microwavable heating pad made with western fabric.
And of course I sent the letter and the scrapbook.  I wish I had taken pictures of everything but I did not.  The times I don't take pictures are usually always the times I have a partner who doesn't post.
I hope cynlynn is ok and nothing bad has happened to her. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Tanzie on July 23, 2008 09:14:35 AM
wow mcook that sounds like a pretty badass package!i really hate this situation
 >:(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 23, 2008 09:54:39 AM
Yey!!! I'm so pleased everything got there in one piece and that Dawn Octopus  liked it all  ;D I was worried about the detour via France!

I've got everything planned for package two now, so just gotta get going with it all!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 23, 2008 09:59:44 AM
I sent!!!!!!! finally.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on July 23, 2008 12:19:11 PM
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

My mom and dad have been reading the Odd Thomas series. My mom keeps telling me how good they are and that I should read them. I think I will sometime, now.
Sorry about the situations, though. This is such a fun swap. I hope it gets resolved soon!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 23, 2008 12:20:24 PM
It's really sucky that people are getting flaked on already in this swap. :'(  I volunteered to be minderkin's replacement partner because the more friends the merrier in my opinion.  In other news, my bf says my package from crescentfresh arrived today and that it smells really good.  Hmmmm, wonder what's inside?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcook72677 on July 23, 2008 02:02:54 PM
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

My mom and dad have been reading the Odd Thomas series. My mom keeps telling me how good they are and that I should read them. I think I will sometime, now.
Sorry about the situations, though. This is such a fun swap. I hope it gets resolved soon!
I read the first Odd Thomas and that is as far as I have gotten.  I lent it to my mother and she is hooked.  I think she has read all of them and there is a new book that just came out. 
I will sign up for round 3 of this swap.  Things will hopefully turn out better.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 23, 2008 02:08:25 PM
It's really sucky that people are getting flaked on already in this swap. :'(  I volunteered to be minderkin's replacement partner because the more friends the merrier in my opinion.  In other news, my bf says my package from crescentfresh arrived today and that it smells really good.  Hmmmm, wonder what's inside?

I too have picked up another friend in the form of Slingmomma (Stoked!) It's said that people are flaking.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on July 24, 2008 06:04:58 AM
You are NOT allowed to flake on a friend, at least that's what the rule book says  ;) 

I hope that Cynlynn is okay, she was my partner last time and is a great person.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 24, 2008 06:51:25 AM
It's really sucky that people are getting flaked on already in this swap. :'(  I volunteered to be minderkin's replacement partner because the more friends the merrier in my opinion.  In other news, my bf says my package from crescentfresh arrived today and that it smells really good.  Hmmmm, wonder what's inside?

I too have picked up another friend in the form of Slingmomma (Stoked!) It's said that people are flaking.

And thank you so much for doing so! I already have a ton of ideas for what I want to make!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 24, 2008 11:50:34 AM
I just posted pics of the hella cool goodies I received from crescentfresh!  Check them out:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811840#msg2811840


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 24, 2008 07:42:02 PM
I've been so sick the past week, I haven't even worked on the second package.  Sorry pardner  :'(  However, I had MOST of the non-crafted parts done before I even had the first package done, so I guess I'm not that behind... 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: devotedplanet on July 25, 2008 04:56:45 AM
I am so sad! The mail is being really slow about my package (I guess customs?) and we leave town tonight. I have to wait a week now. :( Booooooo.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on July 25, 2008 08:20:52 AM
Franz! thanks for posting such flattering pictures of thine goodies, glad you liked everything-
so, is it legit to discuss on the gallery board yet? or is posting there still off limits?


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on July 25, 2008 08:23:51 AM
let me go check and see everyone has a link, brb.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on July 25, 2008 08:27:26 AM
ok, everyone has a link to their gallery page, the only thing that they may be waiting on is the angels to post.  I will check with Design today when she gets on and get back to you guys  8)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 25, 2008 07:25:01 PM
ok, everyone has a link to their gallery page, the only thing that they may be waiting on is the angels to post.  I will check with Design today when she gets on and get back to you guys  8)

oxynitrate is still going to post a gallery yet since shes now partnered up with slingmomma so I know thats a pending gallery still


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on July 26, 2008 04:06:19 PM
ok, everyone has a link to their gallery page, the only thing that they may be waiting on is the angels to post.  I will check with Design today when she gets on and get back to you guys  8)

oxynitrate is still going to post a gallery yet since shes now partnered up with slingmomma so I know thats a pending gallery still

I'm getting on that right at this moment!!!  And Here we go!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.50



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 27, 2008 03:44:25 PM
I've been so sick the past week, I haven't even worked on the second package.  Sorry pardner  :'(  However, I had MOST of the non-crafted parts done before I even had the first package done, so I guess I'm not that behind... 

Don't you worry about it!  I know package #2 will be awesome no matter how much time you spend on it!

Well, we're back from camping.  It was SO much fun...don't know why I was dreading it so much.  Although, I could do without this horrendous sunburn.  (SPF 50 MY A$%!!)  Anywho.  I was able to craft most of one of my friend's items while we were there and will finish it tonight and tomorrow night.  This package is going to rock!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 27, 2008 05:41:41 PM
I had to order larger flat rate boxes from usps.com! My package will be insane.  Hope my friend likes it!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on July 27, 2008 09:14:21 PM
I totally scored a great little something for my friends next package at the used bookstore yesterday!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 28, 2008 05:01:59 AM
.. I'm doing crafting, and I'm still alive....

Just a check-in.  Lost time for crafting because the house was filled with family all weekend -- they are gone home now so I should make good time this week.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on July 28, 2008 09:12:11 AM
I'm in a similar boat as my partner (longtimegeek) . . . have lost some crafting time due to life, but this week's looking good.  Very happy to not be traveling anywhere this week!



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: love2teach on July 28, 2008 11:14:10 AM
Just checking in.  I am enjoying a well deserved 2 weeks vacation in California visiting my two lovely nieces.

love2teach


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: CeruleanEyes on July 28, 2008 07:45:57 PM
I have been horrible about checking in here!  I am still around and I chat with my partner constantly but for some reason, never think to say howdy here.  Not sure what is up with that....

So- Hello!!!  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Haylie on July 29, 2008 05:07:38 AM
Tehe, me as well...we've been talking so much I keep forgetting to post!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on July 29, 2008 05:14:50 AM
Just checking in.  I'm almost completely done with the move from hell >:(, so I should be able to get cracking on crafting this weekend.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on July 29, 2008 08:19:25 AM
Yay!  An order for my partner came in yesterday.  I'm so close to being done with this swap.  I'm really only needing one more crafted item and some stuff I'll buy this weekend.  Bigfatroses may receive early this time!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 29, 2008 09:37:05 AM
Yay!  An order for my partner came in yesterday.  I'm so close to being done with this swap.  I'm really only needing one more crafted item and some stuff I'll buy this weekend.  Bigfatroses may receive early this time!!!

Whoo-hoo!!! ;D  I am still working on the crafted item...  Kind of taking awhile to finish, as I've had a bad couple of days, but I think it's going to be nice once it's done!  And the non-crafted hobby goodies are ready to go, and I'm quite excited to share my other hobby, besides crafting and sleeping, with you!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on July 29, 2008 11:25:26 AM
just a check in .....i also keep forgetting to post here  ;D  getting carried away with planning and packing

im no where near being done but i know ill get there  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on July 29, 2008 02:05:28 PM
Hey guys... I am back home.... so hopefully i can do my partners package... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on July 29, 2008 02:38:27 PM
Just checking in with where I'm up to  :)

I've got everything planned for package number two, and everything I need is ordered :)

Just waiting for things to arrive off the internet then I get the package sorted!

oh no!!! we've just had a power outage and we have no lights or tv or radio! and gues who works for the power company responsible for our electricity supply  ::) we have a wind up torch for reading (bagged by my boyfriend!) and I've claimed the laptop for the limited span of its battery life! hurrah!!!  ;D glad I'd just put my craft stuff away (its 10:30pm over here in the uk btw, he he!)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on July 29, 2008 03:10:59 PM
I finally decided what to do for the hobby part, so I can get to it! Other than that, I am finished with the rest!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on July 29, 2008 04:50:23 PM
I will be starting my crafting part after this weekend. This month (this weekend actually) is a busy birthday month in my family! One on the 2nd one the 5th and one the 15th so I have been super busy crafting for them!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on July 29, 2008 04:53:00 PM
I started a few little extras for my partner, they are pretty random but fun and interesting. I hope to start more of it soon and send out on or before the send out date this time.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: razberryjam on July 30, 2008 09:58:46 AM
everyone is checking in! i guess i should too.

i really like my partner and have been plotting and planning for my second package. i have a craft night with my local crafting buddies this weekend, so i'm going to start some things then.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on July 30, 2008 02:53:23 PM
Yay! Glad to know I'm liked!  ;D lol I have most of your package done, gotta figure out how much I can shove into this bigger box which will be the deciding factor if you get any more spoiled!  :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 30, 2008 07:00:46 PM
Finally have the plan all together for package 2 - a couple of details fell in place today in my head so that I can have a couple of themes and not just a bunch of random stuff - I am weird that way. 

Now I can go full steam ahead and know when I am finished.  I am confident now that I will make it in time for send out.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 30, 2008 09:21:36 PM
I sent package 1 today (lots of crap happening in my life...)

here's some teasers for babiestarlite13:







happy guessing :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on July 31, 2008 05:30:11 AM
haha those just make me want to scream!  :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on July 31, 2008 04:13:25 PM
just checking in for package 2.  all under control... in a last minute kind of way! 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on July 31, 2008 04:15:59 PM
longtime I always craft like that and call my theme eclectic!

I'm working away on Tanzies package! She's soooo easy to craft for you overwhelm yourself with all the things you could send.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on July 31, 2008 07:01:12 PM
longtime I always craft like that and call my theme eclectic!

I'm working away on Tanzies package! She's soooo easy to craft for you overwhelm yourself with all the things you could send.

Ha - eclectic - I like that one.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on July 31, 2008 07:42:33 PM
p.s. longtimegeek - i LOVE cooking mama :D

and no screaming babiestarlite ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 01, 2008 06:58:58 AM
So just an update on me and lil REAL babie starlite.

I am 8 weeks and 2 days along  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on August 01, 2008 07:07:59 AM
Congratulations babiestarlite! and happy more 7 months  ;D

I'll probably be able to finish package #2 and mail on Tuesday, Monday is a holiday here, yipee  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 01, 2008 07:16:22 AM
So just an update on me and lil REAL babie starlite.

I am 8 weeks and 2 days along  :D

EEEEE! YAY! :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 01, 2008 07:40:14 AM
AAH! babiestarlite's package is IN HER CITY!  ;D

super excited - is that really lame? ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 01, 2008 10:39:57 AM
Nope, cuz I'm excited too!!!!!    8)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 01, 2008 11:02:16 AM
Congratulations babiestarlite! and happy more 7 months  ;D

I'll probably be able to finish package #2 and mail on Tuesday, Monday is a holiday here, yipee  ;D

Wow That's fast I really have to get on this package.  I've been a little poor due to things breaking here and needing to be replaced, but now that I have money again everything will be a-ok.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 01, 2008 11:46:16 AM
I should be done by Sunday night.  I'm going out tomorrow to pick up the last of the purchased items for the package.  I'll have to come in to work Sunday to print out the letter so it's ready to go, but I hope to mail on Monday.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 01, 2008 06:47:04 PM
I recieved my package!!!!

And you will all be jealous!!  It's amazing!   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 01, 2008 07:29:29 PM
I need to hit up Hobby Lobby on Monday, and then one more day of crafting, and a sendin' I'll be!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 02, 2008 10:17:23 AM
I just posted the pictures of my package from McBenno  ;D
Everyone go look and be jealous!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809414#msg2809414 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809414#msg2809414)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 02, 2008 09:27:05 PM
babiestarlite13! I love your Hello Kitty!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 02, 2008 09:30:47 PM
she even has wings!!  how amazing is that?!  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 02, 2008 10:54:27 PM
i love hello kitty and babiestarlite loves fairies, so combined we get a fairy hello kitty ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on August 03, 2008 12:48:15 PM
Almost ready with package two --- waiting for something to come in the mail, and have to write the letter but other than that, I am finished :) so should probably be able to send by the end of the week. 

It is a big lucky break for Sonjabegonia that I took the time to draft a pattern of the stunning idea (if I may say so ) that came to me.  It came out exactly as I saw it in my mind and without the pattern I would have been tempted to keep it for myself --- well, I still was tempted but am able to resist it because I now know I can duplicate it. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on August 04, 2008 11:53:46 AM
I'm really enjoying crafting for my two new friends, the only challenge has been trying to make each package different from one another :P!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on August 04, 2008 12:37:22 PM
I've been debating hard this go round on what to do and I finally figured it out last night! Yay! Now to just get all our school stuff organized so I can get back to crafting!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on August 04, 2008 01:05:40 PM
Whew!  2 big reliefs --

1.  longtimegeek made a pattern so she's not keeping something . . . ooh, I am so looking forward to the reveal!!
2.  I went to Dick Blick art supplies on Saturday and they had a whole dept dedicated to stuff I needed for one of my projects.

So . . . as a teaser, there will be one starter kit of something longtimegeek doesn't do (or doesn't say she does) and I do, one kit of something neither one of us do, but she wants to learn (and now I want to as well, just because of my purchases), and an item that I've never made before, but is coming along very nicely.

This swap is stretching some crafting boundaries - in a good way, of course!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 04, 2008 01:52:30 PM
I've been putting off working on package 2 since I can't get a hold of my partner and she is combining package 1 and 2 so i also haven't received anything and she won't post pictures of what I sent her, I sent her an awesome package. a great book a great movie yummy candy and lots of extras  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on August 04, 2008 04:51:42 PM

This swap is stretching some crafting boundaries - in a good way, of course!


haha thats what I love about these swaps though sometimes you start trying things ou of your comfort zone and discovering you find a new craft you love and have to do (or one you just really shouldn't try again like me and polymer clay lol) and even for those kits of things you don't do, buying a book and just looking at the supply lists given can help one make an awesome kit  and then again you go "OHHH I could do that!"


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 04, 2008 05:20:00 PM
Bugaboo, I have always wanted to tell you --- Your avatar makes me giggle every time I see it :P ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 04, 2008 06:49:37 PM
I'm still working on everything.  Had a bad pain day, plus I had to be on the road since my sister came out to visit...  I'm looking forward to bed, and tomorrow will be my "focus on everything crafty" day... 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 04, 2008 07:12:13 PM
I'm still working on everything.  Had a bad pain day, plus I had to be on the road since my sister came out to visit...  I'm looking forward to bed, and tomorrow will be my "focus on everything crafty" day... 

So your sister made it okay?  Yay!!

I didn't get to send out today.  I'm shooting for Wednesday.  One project is drying, one has to have the finishing touches done and one has to be started (small one, two hours tops!)  I also need to proofread my letter, print it out and find some craft-y way to present it.  I will be sending out Friday (my birthday, yay!!) at the absolute latest as next week I'll be in Austin for training.  Bleh.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 04, 2008 07:51:49 PM
I'm waiting for my large flat rate boxes to come so hopefully I can ship soon.  I just gotta add a few more things.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on August 04, 2008 10:58:21 PM
Bugaboo, I have always wanted to tell you --- Your avatar makes me giggle every time I see it :P ;D
LOL Thanks...if any online area I can get away with it, this is the place ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 05, 2008 08:25:37 AM
My partner has officially flaked so my new awesome partner is silentmynerva so here is what I sent to my flaked partner and she never even posted pictures.
Faves, corpse bride movie, bag of bones by stephen king, chocolate covered raspberry gel candy, lotion and bath fizzies
Local, a reno tank, magnet, pressed flowers
The coolest scrapbook ever
my best, a crochet clutch with cherry blossoms, a mini knitted shopping bag, and cute sewn flowers, plastic bottle beads, origami star jewelry
and lots of extras, candy ect. I think thats everything but I might have left some out, I really spoiled her I guess I'll have to spoil silentmynerva even more  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 05, 2008 10:37:11 AM
chocolate covered raspberry gel candy?!

where do i find such a thing? :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 05, 2008 11:09:24 AM
chocolate covered raspberry gel candy?!

where do i find such a thing? :)
I buy it at walmart, its made by Sweets
they are the best


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 05, 2008 11:20:13 AM
walmart is magic. possibly evil magic, but still magic :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on August 05, 2008 12:07:42 PM
Hi, just checking in since I've been away so much. I'll be mailing in the next day or 2 (just have to write the letter), but I can't get the kit done for this package; it has to go in the 3rd package.  I know what I want to do for it, but I'm going through some vicious detox/withdrawals this week and can't manage much of anything...Fortunately I bought my partner a boxload of supplies a couple weeks ago so all is not lost!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 05, 2008 12:13:52 PM
Hi, just checking in since I've been away so much. I'll be mailing in the next day or 2 (just have to write the letter), but I can't get the kit done for this package; it has to go in the 3rd package.  I know what I want to do for it, but I'm going through some vicious detox/withdrawals this week and can't manage much of anything...Fortunately I bought my partner a boxload of supplies a couple weeks ago so all is not lost!

I just had a friend quit Lexapro cold-turkey and it took a few weeks to get it entirely out of her system. We found caffeine helped somewhat with the vertigo and electric shocks (if you're experiencing those). Good luck! :(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 05, 2008 12:30:06 PM
Hi, just checking in since I've been away so much. I'll be mailing in the next day or 2 (just have to write the letter), but I can't get the kit done for this package; it has to go in the 3rd package.  I know what I want to do for it, but I'm going through some vicious detox/withdrawals this week and can't manage much of anything...Fortunately I bought my partner a boxload of supplies a couple weeks ago so all is not lost!

I just had a friend quit Lexapro cold-turkey and it took a few weeks to get it entirely out of her system. We found caffeine helped somewhat with the vertigo and electric shocks (if you're experiencing those). Good luck! :(
when i went off it cold turkey i drank lots of soda and ate a lot of fruit


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on August 06, 2008 07:54:03 AM
I've been putting my partners stuff in a box so now I have to sit down and make sure I have everything, write the letter and send out  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 06, 2008 02:37:59 PM
Wow I really have to get on the packages I'm making.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Bugaboo1 on August 07, 2008 04:50:14 PM
Ok everyone in my group who is suppose to be sending by August 13th should have received a check in pm! It's getting so close to focusing solely on package 3...where has the time gone?

I'm so excited about what I'm sending my partner so far and need to stop stalking her, coming up with 500 ideas and just finish off package 2 and be all set and solid that yep thats it thats what I'm sending...yeah that only happens here on the day I'm sending and what fits in the box (usually theres room for more and I have a strict policy of not sending a box with room to breath!)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 07, 2008 09:04:54 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kimberly_star!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 07, 2008 09:07:10 PM
You're the first person to "say" it!!  Thank you, bigfatroses!  Now I can go to bed!   ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 07, 2008 09:09:29 PM
You're the first person to "say" it!!  Thank you, bigfatroses!  Now I can go to bed!   ;)

hehehe!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 07, 2008 09:18:32 PM
You're the first person to "say" it!!  Thank you, bigfatroses!  Now I can go to bed!   ;)

hehehe!

 ;D ;D

BTW, your package is packed up and sitting under my purse.  I will be mailing tomorrow!  YAY!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on August 07, 2008 09:20:50 PM
After a very traumatic experience and on top of it, being pregnant....
I am out of my funk

I made something for my partner tonight that I am in love with and very proud of!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 07, 2008 09:22:33 PM
BTW, your package is packed up and sitting under my purse.  I will be mailing tomorrow!  YAY!!

Whoo-hoo!!!  I wish I could say the same...  I'll be shipping on the send out day.  I'm almost finished getting everything together, just need one more item that I will get on Saturday.  I've been feeling poopy the past couple of days.  Looks like I may have gotten excited over feeling better a little too soon.    :'(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 08, 2008 01:38:24 PM
Well my package is coming along nicely. I just have to pick up a few more supplies to finish up my partners starter kit! Oh and miss organizers my computer has crashed and money isnt great so I won't be able to check in regularily only every few days until we get it sent in!! I will be sending on time though!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 08, 2008 01:44:55 PM
YAY Ruledbyvenus didn't flake ;D ;D ;D She post pictures of what I sent her on page 2 of the gallery.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ruledbyvenus on August 08, 2008 01:57:13 PM
Albeit they're not very good pics. Totally don't do your package justice.

Ah, flaking never crossed my mind. It's just insanely hard to get a good wifi connection in a nursing home, so I couldn't keep in contact. And I couldn't use my computer at home- considering I work 16 hours a day with about 2 hours commuting time, so my free 6 hours are spent conked out asleep.  :(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on August 09, 2008 05:12:59 AM
I'm almost done with my second Package for Dawn Octopus  :D yey!

I've a couple more supplies to get from a craft show that I'm going tomorrow, then I'll be ready to post  :)

I've been loving this swap a lot!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 09, 2008 11:31:46 AM
I picked up more things for Taoj's package, I have many an idea for Slingmomma's but currently am a little strapped for cash to get them yet.  However I will be done on time I am sure!

Now to go to work!

Slingmomma,  I hope your computer doesn't cause too much trouble.  I know how much a pain these things can be.   


Really I should be getting ready and heading over to my "nephew's" first birthday. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on August 09, 2008 11:39:31 AM
Really I should be getting ready and heading over to my "nephew's" first birthday. 

That's so funny! I am just about to head out for my nephew's 1st birthday, also!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 09, 2008 06:29:41 PM

Slingmomma,  I hope your computer doesn't cause too much trouble.  I know how much a pain these things can be.  

 

Well as far as we know we fixed it ourselves today, thanks to my computer wiz stepdad! Hopefully it won't crash again!!

Going to pick up a few more supplies tomorrow so I can actually put together what I am planning on making!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 09, 2008 07:34:03 PM
Hiya everyone!  Just checking in!  Bigfatroses' package went to the post office yesterday, so it should be on her doorstep early next week, I hope!  I'm leaving town in the morning for a course in Austin until late next Friday, so I'll be MIA from the thread for a while.  I know that there are tons of Wi-Fi spots in Austin, but I should probably spend all or most of my free time studying.  Well, adios!  Hope everyone has a great week!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 10, 2008 01:21:57 AM
I sometimes forget what my "sister's" (they're not really my relatives I just grew up next to them and have been through everything with them since I was 4) family is like.  So after going from there to a friend's I am thoroughly drunk.  As a policy too myself I cannot go to bed until thinks stop spinning because then I wake up sick and that never works out well.




Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sasserdesas on August 10, 2008 07:48:33 AM
checking in! I was so busy these days! And wednesday i have to send the next package :O that's so fast! Hope i will make it....


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 10, 2008 03:14:41 PM
I'm hopefully going to have everything together in time  :D  I've been so frazzled, running around like a chicken without a head... 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 10, 2008 04:48:38 PM
I'm hopefully going to have everything together in time  :D  I've been so frazzled, running around like a chicken without a head... 

ditto ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on August 10, 2008 07:15:27 PM
I have everything in the box - sealed even - ready to go to the post office tomorrow.

(Visualize hands up in the air like the cooks in Food Network Baking Challenges ---- I am finished with all work, I just need to move it to the table without breaking it :) )


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 10, 2008 08:17:42 PM
I'll have everything done in time but I think I'll have to wait until Thursday to send due to lack of cash :(  I'm paid on Thursday though.... this does all depend on cost of the package.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 11, 2008 01:07:00 AM
I will be sending on Friday, also due to lack of cash.  Everything is done though.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 11, 2008 10:01:40 AM
I have just finished stickering and stamping Loobie's package, and it will be speeding it's way to the post office after work today, YAY!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on August 11, 2008 11:04:11 AM
wee, i should be sending tomorrowish


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on August 11, 2008 05:16:18 PM
I received package one and 2 from ruledbyvenus pictures in the gallery on page 2

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809533#msg2809533 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809533#msg2809533)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 11, 2008 07:38:21 PM
I received package #2 today, and wowzas!! My partner made sure I have enough poly clay to last a long time!!

Pics will go up tomorrow! 

 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sin esperanza on August 11, 2008 08:13:59 PM
alive, crafting, sending tomorrow and seriously impressed by what others are getting.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on August 13, 2008 07:58:16 AM
I'm dropping off crescentfresh's package at the PO this afternoon!  I'm actually kinda proud of how well my crafty kit turned out, I hope she likes it!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on August 13, 2008 08:57:27 AM
I sent yesterdays =) to the franz. too bad i wont be at home to get her package until the 26th! unnnf too long to wait


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on August 13, 2008 10:13:13 AM
Yey - posted my 2nd Package to Dawn Octopus today  ;D

Her last package went on a detour to France! so I'm hoping that this one won't do the same!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on August 13, 2008 02:07:07 PM
All packaged and ready to go!! Just have to wait till the hubby gets home so I can go to the post office!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 13, 2008 10:24:03 PM
 :'(  There was a Telus ad on the craftsters page.... my work is infiltrating EVERYWHERE!!  I hate my job... and am on the verge of quitting.

Sorry I just wanted to moan.

The consolation, the meerkats are cute!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on August 14, 2008 09:48:27 AM
Pics of package #2 are up in my gallery now!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809571#msg2809571

This was such a fun package to make and receive!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on August 14, 2008 10:03:22 AM
Received package #2 from longtimegeek and is was so wonderful!  Everything was just perfect.  A highlight is a book of crochet swatches for me to refer to as I attempt to learn how to crochet.  Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 14, 2008 10:29:52 AM
All these packages are so great... I'm starting to doubt my package to Taoj :( (I couldn't really afford to make a starter kit for the crafts she wants to learn because they are on the more expensive side for supplies... so I went with a none crafty hobby... I wish I had loads of cash laying around to make her  a super extraordinary package).


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 14, 2008 11:38:17 AM
All these packages are so great... I'm starting to doubt my package to Taoj :( (I couldn't really afford to make a starter kit for the crafts she wants to learn because they are on the more expensive side for supplies... so I went with a none crafty hobby... I wish I had loads of cash laying around to make her  a super extraordinary package).


you do what you can. i don't know about everyone else, but i joined craftster to have fun, and going broke because of it wouldn't be any fun! :D

i'm sure she'll love whatever you sent her!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 15, 2008 07:50:47 AM
To the post office I go!  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on August 16, 2008 09:22:36 AM
 ;D Check out the awesome second package I received from crescentfresh ;D:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811840#msg2811840


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 16, 2008 11:54:15 AM
Woot! I got my package #2! :) I'll be posting pictures soon.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on August 17, 2008 01:56:12 PM
Everyones second packages are looking great on the gallery!!!

I've checked the tracking on my package that I sent to Dawn Octopus and it's been sent the the US on the first attempt!!! yey!! I was worried that it was gonna go on a detour to France like package one did!!  :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 17, 2008 03:05:19 PM
It's it crazy to be super excited to have my partner get her package?!? I just finished sewing up a couple things today and I am soooooo excited for oxynitrate to get her package!! (mines late due to getting a new partner in case anyone is confused why it hasn't been mailed yet ;) )

Definitly some cool 2nd packages!! I can't wait to see more!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 17, 2008 07:40:04 PM
Everyones second packages are looking great on the gallery!!!

I've checked the tracking on my package that I sent to Dawn Octopus and it's been sent the the US on the first attempt!!! yey!! I was worried that it was gonna go on a detour to France like package one did!!  :D
Well that's good to know!!! I hope that it doesn't rain on the day it arrives, my mailman seems to enjoy tossing my packages into puddles :( I'm excited!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on August 18, 2008 10:10:12 AM
All these packages are so great... I'm starting to doubt my package to Taoj :( (I couldn't really afford to make a starter kit for the crafts she wants to learn because they are on the more expensive side for supplies... so I went with a none crafty hobby... I wish I had loads of cash laying around to make her  a super extraordinary package).



I'm sure it will be fun and I'm excited to get it  ;D I think we all wish we had oodles of cash laying around! I always just do what I can and try to match things that my partner would like so please don't worry about it. Although I have a good job now, I was once in university, and now I have 3 kids  ::)  Will I ever have money?

Keep an eye out, the tracking # shows your package is out for delivery today  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 18, 2008 12:20:54 PM
I saw that!!  Yay!!
I'm glad you understand about the being a student thing.  After looking at some of the other packages I also realize that I haven't skimped out at all (which it almost felt like for a bit there) There are two things I bought on impulse as well because I saw them and was reminded of you (Taoj).  (I hope to be at that point with slingmomma after the first package as well).


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: devotedplanet on August 18, 2008 12:50:01 PM
I finally got my first package because the Norwegian post does not like me. This is the second time they've kept a package without notifying us. Grrr.


But behold! It is awesome!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2864844#msg2864844


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on August 21, 2008 07:28:24 AM
I received my second package yesterday, and forgot to post the link here -- oops!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809452#msg2809452


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 21, 2008 09:58:11 AM
  I got back from my 28 hour trip to Vancouver.  I want to move there ridiculously badly now... well to B.C.   I love  British Columbia.  Anyways, this means I'll post pictures of the awesome package from Taoj tonight.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SilentMynerva on August 21, 2008 11:31:22 AM
hey guys... i got my package from DesignVigilante... now i will need to take pics to post... :D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on August 21, 2008 11:59:27 AM
Yey!!! I received the most amazing package from Dawn Octopus  ;D

my updated gallery post with tonnes of pictures!!! yey!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811444#msg2811444 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811444#msg2811444)



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 22, 2008 10:07:29 AM
Great second packages!!

My package of goodies is now on its way to oxynitrate! We combined 1&2 together so it will be a full one!! I can't wait for her to get it!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on August 23, 2008 10:03:04 AM
The post office finally got around to delivering package 2 from sonjabegonia -- is it great and I have posted photos

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810436#msg2810436


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 25, 2008 12:22:26 PM
I got my second swap package from Loobie over the weekend!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621)

I was so happy to get it, it made the weekend good  ;D

Thank you Loobie
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Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: ademareej on August 26, 2008 06:08:09 AM
I recieved an awesome package from dittybop! Will post pics as soon as I find my camera cord (isn't it amazing how no one ever seems to know where that pesky little cords gets to?  I know I can never keep track of mine...)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on August 26, 2008 07:03:09 AM
I will be working on my last package today as we are moving on the send out week and I have a TON of work to do with packing and all - blech. Hopefully all will work out as planned the first time on the things I'm making!

Loving everybody's second packages!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on August 26, 2008 07:06:32 AM
ARGH!  So frustrated with the darn post office right now!  My package should be here, but its been between here and the "big city" since Sunday.  I'm SO anxious!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 27, 2008 01:29:38 PM
 :-[  I'm a bad craft partner.  Sending late for both the second packages.  However everything is going to be sent within the next hour.  (Stoked). 

Plus I will put up the pictures (this time for sure) of what Slingmomma and Taoj sent.  Let's just say I am spoiled, and I no longer have any excuses of not knowing how to crochet (I am so excited about getting started).   I have to thank both my partners for their incredible patience with me and my shipping late and taking forever to post photos.  It's been a crazy week. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on August 27, 2008 01:43:51 PM
I received my combo 1&2 from SilentMynerva today! I already took pics i just need to upload and post, so I'll have those up tonight! ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on August 27, 2008 06:43:27 PM
:-[  I'm a bad craft partner.  Sending late for both the second packages.  However everything is going to be sent within the next hour.  (Stoked). 

Plus I will put up the pictures (this time for sure) of what Slingmomma and Taoj sent.  Let's just say I am spoiled, and I no longer have any excuses of not knowing how to crochet (I am so excited about getting started).   I have to thank both my partners for their incredible patience with me and my shipping late and taking forever to post photos.  It's been a crazy week. 


No your not you are an awesome partner ;D, by the way...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on August 27, 2008 10:59:42 PM
Aw thanks Slingmomma!!  I shipped today and opened the package I got yesterday because I wanted to save it for a gift since I knew I wasn't getting anything from my folks in openable gift format this year. (My folks got me and my boyfriend fear for my birthday... aka plane tickets to Vancouver for the Radiohead concert last week)(they did give me a gift certificate for Chapters so  that's cool!). 

Slingmomma I have to say, I started to think you were stalking me with how dead on you were with everything.  I have this odd panda obsession (it stems off my boyfriend giving me the nickname of Panda Boo, which led to the taking in of Panda Yu, a bear we got at Ikea who we take out with us once and a while, people totally talk to him like he's human, it's great.  This waitress gave him water one day then patted him on the head and walked off).  Also hedgehogs!  I used to get hedgies for Christmas and my Birthday because I asked for a pet one at the age of ten and every subsequent year until I was 21 or 22 when I got my own.  Alas he had a brain tumor so I medicated him and took him to the vet once a week but it started attacking his nervous system so he had to be euthanized. Hardest thing I ever had to do.  I held him until he took his last breath. And then bawled on my dad's shoulder (he rushed there after work, my brother lost his job to rush me to the vet in the first place).  Grief does weird things, I have his ashes in a little urn.  I'm thinking I might bury them in my folk's yard.  Anyways... after all that, I was totally charmed by everything and amazed.  I love it all.

Taoj (Who I embarrassingly spelt her name wrong in the letter, which I knew I did right after I sealed it in the envelope and box and shipped it :( I'm sorry)) and Slingmomma are incredible and both spoiled me and I can only hope they like their packages half as much as I do. 

I'm posting the pics now.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 28, 2008 07:25:12 AM
I have possibly a dumb question but what is a "post secret"?  ???


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on August 28, 2008 08:58:55 AM
I have possibly a dumb question but what is a "post secret"?  ???

It's basically a postcard you make that reveals a secret about you and you mail it to someone.
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on August 28, 2008 09:12:58 AM
Happy Birthday oxynitrate  ;D  Hope its a great one.

I love the stuff you've sent so far, so no worries here! I haven't yet gotten to the pictures due to a tempermental camera  ::)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: SamJ on August 28, 2008 09:58:52 AM
 ;D

i have recieved my package ill be putting up pics later tonight!!!!!!
 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on August 28, 2008 06:09:38 PM
finally back from california with a wonderful package from the franz, check it out!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2820547#msg2820547


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on August 29, 2008 02:44:30 PM
I posted pictures of the package I received from Babiestarlite13!

behold it's awesomeness:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809736#msg2809736


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on August 31, 2008 08:36:50 PM
Hello from CA! :) Enjoying my vacation and took a project for me that i'm working on on the plane! (i haven't really made anything for myself in ages so it's a nice little break!) got my partner's crafted item out of the way before I left so now it's just 'favorite' things, which will probably be from my vacation.  Also! I'm getting a shot-gun wedding in Vegas!  ;D WOO WOO!

Kay, enjoy the week everyone!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on August 31, 2008 10:06:15 PM
Hello from CA! :) Enjoying my vacation and took a project for me that i'm working on on the plane! (i haven't really made anything for myself in ages so it's a nice little break!) got my partner's crafted item out of the way before I left so now it's just 'favorite' things, which will probably be from my vacation.  Also! I'm getting a shot-gun wedding in Vegas!  ;D WOO WOO!

Kay, enjoy the week everyone!

Really? Congrats! I got married in Vegas last year :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on September 01, 2008 12:13:02 AM
Hello from CA! :) Enjoying my vacation and took a project for me that i'm working on on the plane! (i haven't really made anything for myself in ages so it's a nice little break!) got my partner's crafted item out of the way before I left so now it's just 'favorite' things, which will probably be from my vacation.  Also! I'm getting a shot-gun wedding in Vegas!  ;D WOO WOO!

Kay, enjoy the week everyone!

OOH! how exciting! congratulations!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on September 01, 2008 12:48:27 PM
Heh my boyfriend and I were going to shot gun wedding here at one point, but it hasn't happened yet.
Congrats!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 01, 2008 02:59:54 PM
Hello from CA! :) Enjoying my vacation and took a project for me that i'm working on on the plane! (i haven't really made anything for myself in ages so it's a nice little break!) got my partner's crafted item out of the way before I left so now it's just 'favorite' things, which will probably be from my vacation.  Also! I'm getting a shot-gun wedding in Vegas!  ;D WOO WOO!

Kay, enjoy the week everyone!

Congrats and enjoy the vacation!!

on a crafty note, my package from oxynitrate will be here tomorrow hopefully! It would have been here today I think, but because of the darn holiday I have to wait still.... going crazy, holidays should make exceptions for swaps ;)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 01, 2008 07:37:01 PM
I'm half done crafting for package one and 2 for silentmynerva


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on September 02, 2008 07:21:56 AM
My wonderful Package #2 from bigfatroses came in last Wednesday!  I was packing to go out of town and just got back last night, but I will post the pics of its awesomeness tonight.

I got the favorites and craft-y supplies for package #3 this weekend.  It'll be a new craft venture for me, so I'm brainstorming some back-up plans just in case.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on September 02, 2008 08:48:49 AM
I have finished up my other swap and now can go full steam ahead on finishing package three.  I have all of the 'favorites', and all of the supplies for the final item so it should be smooth sailing (albeit a lot of work still) from now till sendout day.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 02, 2008 09:37:01 AM
I was a stitching maniac this weekend so my final project is done.  Ta da!!!

I have my favorites collected, so now I need to write the letter and it's off to the post office.  Based on prior experiences with letter procrastination, I'd say the package will be in the mail on Friday.

Whew!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 02, 2008 11:26:49 AM
I just got my awesome package from Oxynitrate today!! She totally nailed everything I like and want to learn! I will get pictures up later today!!

Thanks again Oxynitrate!!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 02, 2008 11:54:11 AM
!!!!!ANNOUNCEMENT PLEASE READ!!!!!
As our final package deadline approaches and round 2 comes to a close, I am starting preparations for round 3. PLEASE even if you are not interested in round 3, check out the thread in new ideas and fill out the participant feedback form and private message your answers to me. I am constantly trying to improve this swap and cannot successfully improve it without your help.

Information and updates on Make-a-Friend Swap Round 3 (Winter Edition) can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=266775.0


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on September 02, 2008 07:59:00 PM
I finally posted my pics of package 2 from bigfatroses!  She is the most awesome partner!

Check it out:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810580#msg2810580


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on September 03, 2008 10:21:40 AM
I just got my awesome package from Oxynitrate today!! She totally nailed everything I like and want to learn! I will get pictures up later today!!

Thanks again Oxynitrate!!!!

Isn't she a great partner  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 03, 2008 10:45:43 AM
She definitly is! I think we are awfully lucky to have her!! ;D

Oh by the way here are some pictures of what she sent me:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2826515#msg2826515


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on September 03, 2008 07:52:30 PM
 :-[ :) aw thanks guys I'm only as good as you guys are!!  You're awesome partners as well!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on September 08, 2008 06:38:37 AM
Whew, I finished all of the crafting for Sonjabegonia's third package this weekend.  Now I just have to pack it up and get it off in the mail. 

I love it so much that I am going to have to make one for myself.  Even my husband said it came out really cute -- that is heaps of praise from 'he who simply raises his eyebrows'.  He is even concerned enough to be giving me advice on how to pack it so that it will arrive safely. 
 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on September 08, 2008 08:22:16 AM
Hey everyone, just checking in!  I've been scrolling through the gallery a lot and have gotten some great ideas for future crafts!

I've been keeping up with bigfatroses via MySpace, but she's having problems connecting to Craftster right now.  Her whole family has actually been extremely sick, so your kind thoughts would be, I'm sure, greatly appreciated!!

Since she's down with her illness and I've been having my own scheduling disasters lately, we've agreed to send our 3 favorites and our final letter ASAP and we'll just focus on the crafty item(s) when we're both 100% back to normal.  Hope that's okay.  I'll PM our awesome organizers later. 

BTW, had anyone heard from Tanzie at all?  I do hope that she is okay.

~Kim


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on September 08, 2008 09:19:30 AM
Oh my gosh. I can't believe that this swap is almost over! I have everything for my partner Loobie...But it's scattered in different places :) I'll be sure to collect it and send it by Wednesday! Ack!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on September 08, 2008 10:29:43 AM
Back from Vegas and vacation.  No shotgun wedding after all.  Who knew it would be costly! Anyway, I'll be mailing on Wednesday! :) Gotta gather up all the stuffs. 


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: sonjabegonia on September 08, 2008 04:35:40 PM
I sent my 3rd package to longtimegeek on Saturday -- a minor miracle in my life since I'm one of those people who live by deadlines (enjoy procrastination a bit too much, but haven't been burned yet  :)).

Anyway, I loved what I was working on and hope she likes it too.  I think I'm going to have to make at least one more set (for my mom) and maybe two (for me, too).

Longtimegeek -- I'm super excited to receive the package that you're sending!  High praise from the hubby!!!

sonjabegonia


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on September 08, 2008 05:42:18 PM
all packed up and ready to go to the P.O. tomorrow! This swap has been fun. I hope Lilfiney likes the last package!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: razberryjam on September 08, 2008 07:16:35 PM
Wow! I have not checked in in a long time. Sorry about that! Package three should be ready to go by Wednesday. I finished one item on Saturday and another one tonight. Now I'm just brainstorming some little extras and I'll be working on my letter tomorrow. I might craft one more small item if I can find a vital supply (fingers crossed!). Happy crafting!

Chrissy


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: calluna on September 09, 2008 09:52:50 PM
Checking in...I'm ready to send, BUT the place where I've been staying has an insect problem--so I am leaving the box in a non-buggy area until the 11th, so I don't send any insects to my partner on the other side of the world (hopefully  :-\). I'm moving  tomorrow, which is another reason I won't be mailing til Thursday.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on September 09, 2008 10:03:57 PM
I sent!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on September 10, 2008 06:33:50 AM
I sent yesterday. I'm so sad that this swap is almost over :(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on September 10, 2008 10:19:46 AM
Just got back from the post office -- I have sent off package three to sonjabegonia.  I finally got good pictures in the daylight so that I can bear to let it go.

I agree Dawn Octopus - it feels so sad that this is ending - especially since this is my last one wrapping up and I have made a committment to no more swaps until after Christmas.  I had three running at one point and now there are none -- I don't know what I will do with all that time (oh, no, now I will probably have to clean my house :) )

sb - here is a teaser for you



Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on September 10, 2008 02:31:35 PM
I got mine in the mail today also and I am so excited for it to get there!!  I know I won't be getting mine until after we've moved but it gives me something to look forward too!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on September 10, 2008 03:50:58 PM
I sent! I'll be real sad when this swap is over.  :'(


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on September 10, 2008 04:15:03 PM
My partners and I are all sending to each other a little bit later (as we previously agreed upon), I will miss this swap though.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on September 11, 2008 05:47:12 AM
My partners and I are all sending to each other a little bit later (as we previously agreed upon), I will miss this swap though.

Me too! I am really going to miss having something specific to craft every month! I am going to have to start really thinking now! Well after the chocolate swap that is, then I have a million things to have done for Christmas..... gotta love huge families!!

On another note, I have the most amazing thing started for my partner! I really hope you like it!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tattooedcrafter on September 11, 2008 07:47:56 AM
I have something awesome for silentmynerva  I think I need to go buy my self some too  ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on September 11, 2008 11:22:28 AM
On another note, I have the most amazing thing started for my partner! I really hope you like it!!


I am most sure I will!  You guys are brilliant!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on September 12, 2008 12:19:29 PM
A dreadfully boring work conference interfered with my ability to craft from my partner. The only good thing was the meals and shopping  ;)  Plus my employeer picks up the tab for meals, accomodations and travel.

But I will be busy this weekend crafting.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: longtimegeek on September 12, 2008 08:00:05 PM
OH OH OH,  I received from sonjabegonia

You must go look!!!!  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810436#msg2810436

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  What a GREAT package.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on September 14, 2008 08:10:00 PM
Everyone go see what I got for package two!!!!



https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809414#msg2809414 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809414#msg2809414)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on September 14, 2008 09:49:42 PM
Everyone's packages looks awesome, this has been a great swap. my final package will be well worth the wait, i've been happily crafting all week and sending out tomorrow =) keep an eye out, hooray!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on September 15, 2008 05:44:05 AM
Woohoo!  I can't wait.  I'm sending crescentfresh her package today too! ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on September 19, 2008 05:25:34 AM
Although we may never meet in real life, I just checked the DC's for crescentfresh and I's packages and it seems that they may have crossed paths in the same USPS shipping facility.  Now I have this whole scenario of what the  packages might have said to each other when and if they met rolling around in my head... :P


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on September 19, 2008 08:40:47 AM
They may have met, and fallen instantly in love and ran away together, but for our sake I hope not. I hope they both make it to their new homes unharmed, So excite!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: babiestarlite13 on September 19, 2008 10:26:01 AM
Haha!  you guys crack me up!  This swap has been so much fun   ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: loobie on September 19, 2008 11:58:49 AM
Oh my goodness I have recieved the most amazing package from Dawn Octopus today, its wonderful!!!!

I'll be posting pictures tomorrow for everyone to see!!!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Dawn Octopus on September 19, 2008 07:58:00 PM
I got my package from Loobie today, too! And I also took pictures... But can't get them on my computer for some reason :( I have a wireless digital camera, and it won't transmit the pics over to my laptop tonight ??? I'll get hubby to fix it tomorrow.

Thanks Loobie! Even hubby said he liked your packge!

I got my wireless working! Here is my last package:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2810621#msg2810621)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: cuppiecakes83 on September 19, 2008 08:00:59 PM
I got my last package from lilfiney! I will get pics up asap!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: crescentfresh on September 20, 2008 01:29:33 PM
Just posted pictures of my final package from the franz(turns out it didn't run away with her's)
enjoy!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2820547#msg2820547


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on September 26, 2008 05:41:36 AM
I received my last package from crescentfresh yesterday and it is hella cool!  Got a busy weekend ahead of me though so y'all will have to wait with bated breath until Monday for pics.


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: oxynitrate on September 26, 2008 07:38:51 AM
I received my last two packages a few days ago (I've been so busy it's been hard to find time to make posts... I'm in a lecture right now it's gotten that bad). I'll try to finally put the pics up tonight.  Everything is incredible!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on September 26, 2008 11:37:09 AM
Announcement:
Just so everyone knows, I will begin giving out feedback on October 1st. A lot of you are sending your last packages late which is totally fine but because of that i wont start giving out feedback until the 1st.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful swap and don't forget to look out for Round 3. ;D


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: tcha345 on September 26, 2008 01:16:56 PM
Whew! I haven't had time to breathe with this halloween swap deadline looming and me still having 14 items to make but I promise that I'll post pics of my package 3 as soon as I can!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: TAOJ on September 28, 2008 09:56:49 AM
I posted my pictures of my last package in the gallery, page 5  :)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Kimberly_Star on September 29, 2008 12:22:48 PM
My partner and I have yet to send package 3, but we have an understanding.   ;)  Actually, I plan to send it by the end of this week. 

I need to get to the gallery to see what I've been missing!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: the franz on September 30, 2008 05:20:38 PM
Everybody come look at the coolness of package 3 from crescentfresh!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2811840#msg2811840


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: mcbenno on October 09, 2008 06:12:22 PM
Posted pics of my FAB-TABULOUS pacakge #3 from babiestarlite13

come see! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809736#msg2809736)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on October 10, 2008 05:58:28 AM
I have recieved my last package from oxynitrate! I just have to wait until my sister brings over her camera, my camera says the batteries are dead even though I just charged them!


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: gkswife on October 10, 2008 06:13:35 AM
I finally found my camera cord amongst all the boxes and got my pictures posted of package 3 - check out the goods!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252400.msg2809452#msg2809452


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: Slingmomma on October 15, 2008 12:26:39 PM
I have updated my gallery to add pictures of my last package!! (oops forgot to copy link I am on page 5 near the end!)


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on October 24, 2008 09:14:06 PM
Ok everyone, I really want to be finished with this swap before i start Round 3. I've been catching up with feedback but i still have only given out 28 out of 50.
If you are one of the 22 that still need feedback, a. if you feel that you have completed the swap but do not have feedback PM ME IMMEDIATELY b. you will be receiving a pm from me this weekend. if you have not completed this swap please be prepared to have a solid for sure send out date for your last package(s) otherwise I will come up with one for you. c. if you have not completed the swap and will not be able to, please come forward with this as we may be able to work something out without giving you a negative.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful swap!
-DV aka Diana


Title: Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (CLOSED!!!)
Post by: RebelTrendsetter on November 21, 2008 04:16:16 PM
Round 3 is officially open for anyone interested! ;D
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=279538.0