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Title: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 02, 2010 07:16:40 AM

Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357760.0)

Swap name: Inchie Secrets
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Swap co-organizer:
Sign-up date range: August 2 August 20, 2010
Date to send item by: September 27, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 54

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
 
Additional Age requirement? Nope

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

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

Details of swap:
Post Secrets meet Inchies!
In this swap we will be writing and/or drawing our secrets and then cutting them up and turning them into inchies. Your partners will know who the inchie secret is from, the twist is they will not know what the secret is  ;) Everyone will be receiving pieces of a secret puzzle. It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes. Give yourself some crafty therapy and be creative!

We will be in groups of 9. You will be crafting 10 inchie secrets for each of your partners for a total of 80 inchie secrets.

Because most inchies can be sent in an envelope for no extra postage we will not be requiring DC #s for this swap. Instead you will be required to resend if your inchies go missing.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Inchie Secrets
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Do you agree to resend if your inchies go MIA? (required for this swap)
Do you have a camera/scanner and agree to post pics of all inchies you receive? (If not then you must communicate with your partners so they can post pics for you)
Are there any words/images you do not want to receive on your inchies?
Do you have any allergies/allergens in your home?   


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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
1. kartiana
2. r.forslund ~ Welcome first time swapper!
3. Aidenromantic
4. Juliana13
5. NH822
6. blupaisan
7. MunLtStmpr
8. your.bestnightmare ~ Welcome first time swapper!
9. Ink_A_Dink ~ Welcome first time swapper!
10. missriss
11. Krafty_Karasu
12. llisaredd
13. xTabsx
14. McJulie-O
15. bananasandhair
16. librarylover
17. ehinders
18. Distant_Twilight
19. GlinkS1063
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 02, 2010 07:17:11 AM
Group Hideout
Distant_Twilight
ehinders
GlinkS1063
Juliana13
llisaredd
McJulie-O
MunLtStmpr
NH822
xTabsx

Group Undercover
Aidenromantic
bananasandhair
blupaisan
Ink_A_Dink
kartiana
Krafty_Karasu
librarylover
missriss
r.forslund
your.bestnightmare
Distant_Twilight (Angeling for bananasandhair, blupaisan, Ink_A_Dink, kartiana, Krafty_Karasu, librarylover, missriss, r.forslund, and your.bestnightmare)
thelastkodama (Angeling for missriss)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 02, 2010 07:23:08 AM
If you need some ideas you can check out the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337551.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337551.0) or our brainstorm list (I will be adding to it when more ideas come up)  :)

Brainstorm of ideas:
~ Type or hand-write your secret
~ Practice calligraphy
~ Write your secret in a foreign language
~ Write a letter to someone that has hurt you
~ Fill a page with one secret, or many
~ Send each partner pieces of the same secret, or mix them up between partners
~ Use index cards as a base
~ Draw/color over your secret before cutting it
~ Cut your secret into inch squares
~ Cut your secret into interesting shapes to put on your ichies
~ Cut single words/small phrases out of your secret
~ Embellish your inchies with items/images that relate to your secret or the words shown


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: trebleclef on August 02, 2010 07:39:26 AM
I'm here and very excited!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: NH822 on August 02, 2010 06:34:37 PM
was just wishing for another inchie swap and here it is!!!   YAY!  Sent in my questionnaire too!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 02, 2010 11:10:41 PM
Excited. And the signups end the day after my birthday.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: r.forslund on August 03, 2010 03:47:55 AM
yay! im in. and excited for my first swap., thanks for the welcome.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 03, 2010 08:44:10 PM
Woo Hoo! We have signed up 8 swappers in 2 days!

I have been secretly inching  ;) and I'm liking how they are turning out


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: NH822 on August 04, 2010 05:55:31 AM
I am trying to hold off on my inchies...for now :) 
I think it will be hard for me to think of secrets...I am a pretty blunt and open person.  So I am working on that.   Slowly :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Maimun on August 04, 2010 08:46:12 AM
NH822, I'm having the same challenge.  So far, I can only think of one.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 04, 2010 04:30:29 PM
I'd like to join(: I've never swapped before, and this one seems like an easy one to start with.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: trebleclef on August 04, 2010 04:49:34 PM
Please do! We'd love to have you.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 04, 2010 05:47:31 PM
I sent in my questionnaire. Now to think of some secrets. Hmmm.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 07, 2010 11:49:48 AM
We are slowly filling up. 10 swappers in so far  :) But we can get some more... can't we  ;) C'mon and join us!!!  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Ink_A_Dink on August 07, 2010 11:51:20 AM
I'm so excited! this seems like the perfect first swap for me. I'll probably start today! Since school starts soon.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: missriss on August 07, 2010 05:06:11 PM
SWEET!!  I was just looking for a simple craft to do while I'm visiting my parents.  I think I'll get started! 


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 07, 2010 08:41:09 PM
I've got almost 2 sets done already(: Inchie/secret making is very therapeutic. You get to do something that keeps your hands busy, but you can still reflect on whats going on. I like it.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 08, 2010 07:19:33 PM
I broke down and signed up.  ::)  I think I can be a little more creative this time around.  I think I was the same way when I started ATCs; my cards were pretty simple, and I was afraid that my partners wouldn't like them.  but after making a few more, I really got into it.  I think inchies will be the same way.  plus, we're looking at 16 inchies less than the last swap I was in.  :D  a little less pressure on me there.  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: McJulie-O on August 09, 2010 01:24:41 PM
I love me some inchies, but I would have to invent some secrets!!!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Rainbow_Teardrop on August 09, 2010 03:49:03 PM
 ??? I don't get it!!!! Inchies? Huh? Sorry, I'm very clueless.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 09, 2010 04:08:47 PM
??? I don't get it!!!! Inchies? Huh? Sorry, I'm very clueless.

What is an Inchie, and How Do I Make One? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303188.0)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 09, 2010 04:55:06 PM
I love me some inchies, but I would have to invent some secrets!!!

Your secret could be that you don't have a secret  ;)


??? I don't get it!!!! Inchies? Huh? Sorry, I'm very clueless.

What is an Inchie, and How Do I Make One? (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303188.0)

Thank you Krafty!  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 09, 2010 05:09:14 PM
always happy to help.  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: AKAmber on August 10, 2010 12:21:17 AM
 :( Aww... I am totally bummed now. I already signed up for my first swap and it has a looooonnnggg time before the sign-ups are even done but this one sounds so great. I wish I came across this one sooner.
I love inchies! I have tons from swaps I did on another site and they are so fun to make.
I love the twist of there being a secret with this one too. So fun!!

I will be bookmarking this one anyway to see the end results. Hope you all have fun with this one.  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: llisaredd on August 11, 2010 06:16:21 AM
I signed up. Now to think of some secrets. It's kind of funny how several of us are having that issue :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Maimun on August 11, 2010 09:59:06 AM
just a tip... don't work on the very start of your inchies while you're at lunch at your desk at work.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: xTabsx on August 11, 2010 12:31:39 PM
I've just sent in my questionnaire hopefully I make it.. I've not crafted inchie's before but have drooled over the beautiful creations people create!! Hope I make it... Just wanted to clarify do I send one secret per person or can I mix up all the bits of my secrets so everyone gets a bit of each secret?


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 11, 2010 02:22:21 PM
I signed up. Now to think of some secrets. It's kind of funny how several of us are having that issue :D

Any type of secret will work, we will be cutting them up... and the secret part is really just an excuse to make inchies anyway  ;)


I've just sent in my questionnaire hopefully I make it.. I've not crafted inchie's before but have drooled over the beautiful creations people create!! Hope I make it... Just wanted to clarify do I send one secret per person or can I mix up all the bits of my secrets so everyone gets a bit of each secret?

You can do whatever you want! I am personally going to mix mine up so that no one can easily put the pieces back together again  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: xTabsx on August 11, 2010 03:14:01 PM
yay I'm in so excited... now to blank out the calender to make inchies :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 11, 2010 03:17:58 PM
I am personally going to mix mine up so that no one can easily put the pieces back together again  :)

that's what I thought I'd do too.  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 11, 2010 04:06:52 PM
So far what I've done is make my inchies on index cards, and then cut them into pieces. Then I selected 10 from each secret/set and put them into an envelope, and the rest I've stashed away for later. Not only is this my first swap, but my first inchies too, so I'm still playing with the process.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: llisaredd on August 11, 2010 06:29:00 PM
I thought of what my secret will be today. It's actually a whine/vent with some of my secret thoughts about the issue. I know how I'm going to conceal the secret too :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 12, 2010 07:10:09 AM
oh my--how tempting! We could have a lot of fun with this!

 ha ha Maybe more people would pay attention to who sent what and try to put the "puzzle" of your secret together!

That would be so fun...secrets don't have to be bad...it can be silly, like "I can eat a whole bag of oreos while watching The Big Bang Theory!" ha ha

oops--guess that is no longer one of my secrets! :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 12, 2010 08:28:43 AM
 :'(   :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

you said Oreos.  I want some Oreos.  :'(  :'(  :'(  either double stuff, Christmas red creme (I don't know what it is about that red creme but I LOVE it so much), mint, or peanut butter.

Oreos.  oh how I miss you!!!!!!!  :'(


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 12, 2010 08:39:56 AM
mmmmmmm... peanut butter oreos  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 12, 2010 10:51:29 AM
That would have made a cool secret inchies set...but now I need to think of some other secret :D

I need to check out my work schedule (tax extension time soon approaching!)...to see if I can sneak this one in!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 12, 2010 10:59:03 AM
That would have made a cool secret inchies set...but now I need to think of some other secret :D

I need to check out my work schedule (tax extension time soon approaching!)...to see if I can sneak this one in!

You can do it ! There's always room for inchies!  ;) (you know you want to)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 13, 2010 12:56:28 PM
I would love to participate in this swap, but 80 inchies seems like a lot....


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 13, 2010 07:27:32 PM
I would love to participate in this swap, but 80 inchies seems like a lot....

Once you get started 80 inchies isn't enough  :) They can go by very quickly, and I like to give long crafting time when I organize swaps just in case. If you're not sure I suggest making a few and see how quickly they go.

Everyone, I might need to have one smaller/larger group depending on final numbers. I really thought this swap would fill up fast and now I'm wondering if I should extend sign ups an other week or until we can have all groups of 9. What do you guys think? Is it ok if we have one wonky group? (If I extend sign ups I will also extend the send by date) Thanks in advance for your input!  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 14, 2010 04:35:28 AM
I would love to participate in this swap, but 80 inchies seems like a lot....

that's what I thought at first but I already have 32 done!

Everyone, I might need to have one smaller/larger group depending on final numbers. I really thought this swap would fill up fast and now I'm wondering if I should extend sign ups an other week or until we can have all groups of 9. What do you guys think? Is it ok if we have one wonky group? (If I extend sign ups I will also extend the send by date) Thanks in advance for your input!  :)


sorry i haven't been on yet, i had a surprise cottage trip by the hubby. Personally i tink either way would be cool, so whatever you choose is fine with me.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 14, 2010 09:50:22 AM
I say extend it one week, and if it doesn't fill up, then have the weird group. I'm sure we're all pretty flexible. And for those who think that 80 inchies are too intimidating, they can have the chance to go in a smaller group.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: r.forslund on August 14, 2010 02:04:57 PM

Everyone, I might need to have one smaller/larger group depending on final numbers. I really thought this swap would fill up fast and now I'm wondering if I should extend sign ups an other week or until we can have all groups of 9. What do you guys think? Is it ok if we have one wonky group? (If I extend sign ups I will also extend the send by date) Thanks in advance for your input!  :)



im cool with what ever is decided., extending sign ups and send outs.. or having wonky group numbers. some people might like having a smaller group size and less inchies to make. personally, bigger numbers and more inchies are worth waiting for.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 14, 2010 02:09:45 PM
I too am ok with whatever needs to be done.  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 14, 2010 02:29:52 PM
personally, bigger numbers and more inchies are worth waiting for.  ;D

I completely agree with this. I'm so excited to see all the different things people come up with.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: NH822 on August 14, 2010 06:37:41 PM
Had a great secret today, but forgot it  >:( darn!  Will keep trying to remember.

I am fine with a wonky swap, mostly cuz I like the word wonky


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: Maimun on August 14, 2010 07:18:12 PM
I like the word wonky too.  And the more inchies the better.  I'm fine either way.  Two secrets are already done and I'm debating capturing them before the snip-snip.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: xTabsx on August 15, 2010 05:21:18 AM
I'm not fussy either way, whatever works for everyone suits me :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 15, 2010 08:41:36 AM
We're a decisive bunch. :P


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 15, 2010 11:41:11 AM
heh heh... hooray for indecisiveness!

ok, I think I will extend sign ups until Friday and that will give me the weekend to send out partner infos. I will do my best at grouping with whatever number we end up with. As it is we have 16 people signed up and if no one else joins I think I will put us into two groups of 8. If we get more swappers (crossing fingers) then we might have a larger group. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. If you have a strong desire to be in a smaller/larger group please let me know!

Thanks!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 16, 2010 06:20:24 AM
Two groups of eight sounds good to me. I'm new at inchies so I would rather be in the smaller group please if you don't mind.
By the way, just for future refernce, yes the word wonky...rocks! lol


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: blupaisan on August 16, 2010 06:45:23 AM
I cant wait to get started! I am being 'good' and waiting for my partnering before crafting. I have way too many secrets to spill...


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 16, 2010 09:16:54 PM
I'm trying to think up secrets. I've started crafting on one secret though.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 17, 2010 03:45:09 AM
wow. lol. i got so excited about this swap that i started crafting before sign-ups.   :D
i had to put all my supplies away so i would have something to finish later., i have three more sets to finish.
but i made ten in each set just in case. so if there ends up being a "bigger" group id love to be part of that one.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on August 17, 2010 12:02:33 PM
Oo...rushing to fill out the questionnaire...this one looks like so much fun! I've been wanting to do some inchies for awhile now and this swap is the perfect excuse.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 17, 2010 02:58:17 PM
I'd prefer to be in a bigger group. I'm really getting addicted to them, and I need something to do with them all.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 17, 2010 03:58:37 PM
I am thrilled that we are getting some more swappers!

Welcome and thanks for joining us  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: Distant_Twilight on August 17, 2010 04:12:06 PM
So psyched! I would love to be in a larger group if that's possible. These are totally decorating my res room.
So many great ideas, and some good secrets to craft!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 17, 2010 07:23:27 PM
So I've stopped making inchies for now until we get partners. Does there ever come a time when making inchies that you run out of ideas?


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on August 18, 2010 07:24:27 AM
I have all my inchies hung up in my crafting room in various ways...so just when I think I have no idea what to do, I just look around and find a new technique, new materials, etc....personally, I think it is endless...I also take a break now and then from ANY crafts because you can get burned out!

I thought I would never make another ATC, but I took a couple of months off, and now, I am back in full swing with ideas! :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on August 18, 2010 08:15:08 AM
My brother in law is getting married this weekend, so lots to do for the wedding this week. But next week I'm going to start on the inchies right away! I've got a least one idea for a secret and am thinking about some others. Now I just have to decide if i'm going to draw the secrets or write them out. :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: bananasandhair on August 18, 2010 08:41:08 AM
I'm full of secrets right now, hope I can squeeze into the group :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: Distant_Twilight on August 18, 2010 09:37:03 AM
So my only question is, is do we use one secret for each person, do we use ten secrets and give each person a piece of it, or do we have a choice between the two?


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: McJulie-O on August 18, 2010 10:05:15 AM
I was wondering if I could use different facet or part of a secret for my partners...

for example, putting the secret on a page and then cutting it up into inchies and sending them in different directions. This what I'm aiming at.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 18, 2010 03:22:41 PM
It is completely up to you on how you divide your secrets  :) You can write one secret for each partner, one secret for all inchies you make, or 80 secrets! My original plan was to make 8 secrets and divide them into 10 pieces and send one piece of each secret to each partner, but my secrets aren't all breaking into 10 so some partners will miss one of my secrets while they might get two from the same secret... make sense? Basically, have fun and do whatever you want!  :) And please keep it crafty! Embellish, embellish, embellish!  :D

It is up to you how much of your inchies shows your secret, maybe each inchie has one word cut out of a page, maybe it shows more? As long as your secret is used to create your inchies anything goes.

If you need some ideas you can check out the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337551.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337551.0) or our brainstorm list (I will be adding to it when more ideas come up)  :)

Brainstorm of ideas:
~ Type or hand-write your secret
~ Practice calligraphy
~ Write your secret in a foreign language
~ Write a letter to someone that has hurt you
~ Fill a page with one secret, or many
~ Send each partner pieces of the same secret, or mix them up between partners
~ Use index cards as a base
~ Draw/color over your secret before cutting it
~ Cut your secret into inch squares
~ Cut your secret into interesting shapes to put on your ichies
~ Cut single words/small phrases out of your secret
~ Embellish your inchies with items/images that relate to your secret or the words shown


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: GlinkS1063 on August 19, 2010 06:17:05 PM
I'm in!!!! Maybe part of the secret can be that I don't tell my husband I'm doing yet another swap ;)  Excited to be grouped and get working!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup Extended - Aug 20, send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 20, 2010 04:23:58 PM
Last Day to Sign Up!!!!!!!

I will keep it open a few more hours, and tomorrow morning I will send out group info


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP, send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 20, 2010 06:13:40 PM
Closing Signups!

The groups work out to 9 and 10, so I am closing signups now  :) Keep and eye out for your group info, if you don't see it in the next few minutes let me know! I have it all ready and just need to share it with you  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Maimun on August 20, 2010 06:17:25 PM
I just read Kartiana's post and my computer clock says it's 9:14.

resisting repeatedly hitting the refresh button over and over.

And after the day at work today, I discovered a few more secrets.

refresh... refresh... refresh...


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 20, 2010 06:22:07 PM
lol...

you can stop hitting refresh now  :) all group info has been sent  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (Signup - Aug 16, send by Sept 20)
Post by: kartiana on August 20, 2010 06:29:22 PM
Please double check that you received all info for your group and that the swap is in your profile  :) If anything is missing please let me know!

I don't require checkins for my swaps, but I do highly recommend you post in the thread or PM me at least once after I send out partner info just so I know you are still with us and that you received all the info needed. If you notice someone in your group not communicating please let me know asap.

Happy inching!




Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Maimun on August 20, 2010 07:13:02 PM
Checking in from the Hideout.

Which is kinda weird since I've taken to calling my office that in the last few weeks.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 21, 2010 06:22:06 AM
So, correct me if I'm wrong. Group Undercover will be making and receiving 90 inchies, and Group Hideout will me making and receiving 80?


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: xTabsx on August 21, 2010 06:54:04 AM
information received.. and thats my evening planned :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 21, 2010 08:01:15 AM
So, correct me if I'm wrong. Group Undercover will be making and receiving 90 inchies, and Group Hideout will me making and receiving 80?

You are correct  :)

And if the extra inchies for Group Undercover are a problem for anyone please let me know through private PM, I am willing to receive less or send you a 44 cent stamp if needed.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 21, 2010 02:46:41 PM
beyond excited about receiving my group info. cant wait to see what every one has come up with.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: bananasandhair on August 21, 2010 10:26:35 PM
I already got started on my inchies before groups were sent out :) Glad I got into the larger group because once I started, now I don't want to stop !!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 22, 2010 12:38:51 AM
Pretty excited to be in the bigger group.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: missriss on August 22, 2010 07:22:15 PM
I've made a few and have some ideas rolling around in my head, now i just have to implement them...


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on August 23, 2010 07:16:51 AM
Yay! My BIL is now married off! I am all done with wedding stuff and can move on to the inchie making. Can't wait to get started!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 23, 2010 12:25:24 PM
group "hideout" LOVE IT!!!  I was thinking that my little crafting space needed a name...this is so perfect! btw..32 made and counting! does anyone know, will white glue stick seedbeads to paper? Or should I just stick (lol) with the hot glue?


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: xTabsx on August 23, 2010 12:40:15 PM
ack couldn't tell you but give it a go see what happens :) if it doesn't work send it to me I wont mind :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 23, 2010 03:17:42 PM
yay!

I came home to partners!  how exciting!  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Aidenromantic on August 23, 2010 07:53:33 PM
group "hideout" LOVE IT!!!  I was thinking that my little crafting space needed a name...this is so perfect! btw..32 made and counting! does anyone know, will white glue stick seedbeads to paper? Or should I just stick (lol) with the hot glue?

It will hold it. lol The girls and I glue beads to paper all the time. We use Elmer's glue because I don't trust them with any other glue.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: blupaisan on August 24, 2010 06:53:49 AM
done!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 24, 2010 07:17:41 AM
done!

Done? as in..... done??

I still need to find some alone time to write my secrets  :P


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 24, 2010 07:58:50 AM
workin' on more today  :D hubby and son are going camping, what else am I going to do but craft lol


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on August 24, 2010 02:53:33 PM
I am going to start and maybe finish tonight! (well..probably not finish, but at least get started)  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: NH822 on August 25, 2010 05:59:14 AM
Just realized I have 56 complete!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Now I am stumped on secrets but I know if I am patient they will come to me :)  I guess I could consider all of those things I think but would never say out loud as secrets right??


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 25, 2010 07:01:58 AM
Just realized I have 56 complete!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Now I am stumped on secrets but I know if I am patient they will come to me :)  I guess I could consider all of those things I think but would never say out loud as secrets right??

56! yesturday i made 3.  :(  as to never say out loud..yes! I would concider that a secret. ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: McJulie-O on August 25, 2010 11:44:23 AM
DONE??!!??!!

Oh, good grief!!

I haven't even started! I'm still trying to get some secrets!!



Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 25, 2010 05:16:41 PM
I just made the coolest inchie!!  you have to open it up before you see it :) it was such a cool idea i tought i'd run with it.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 26, 2010 05:48:52 AM
1 more set of 5 and i'm DONE. Yay!!  ;D
this has been soo much fun.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 26, 2010 07:37:14 AM
ug!  :-[  you people being done already...now i feel so slow! i had sucha great start!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 26, 2010 10:10:19 AM
ug!  :-[  you people being done already...now i feel so slow! i had sucha great start!

youre not slow. im not sure about every one else but i started way before sign ups were finished. i just got excited bc its my first swap. lol.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Ink_A_Dink on August 26, 2010 10:28:43 AM
So I went out to get the mail a few minutes ago and taa-daa I have a card filled with some pretty neat inchie secrets from Blupaisan. What an awesome surprise.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 26, 2010 10:50:48 AM
holy crap! not only are people done but people are already recieving!!!! okay now i have to kick my butt in gear!!!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 26, 2010 11:16:28 AM
Yikes! I need to set up the gallery


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 26, 2010 11:41:25 AM
o. wow. i didnt know we could send this early?! yay!   :D

group undercover- it may take me a while longer to receive your inchies. i will post them in the gallery as soon as i can but if it takes too long., and you would like to show off your work you are more than welcome to post the photos you take of them. it may also take mine a little longer to get to yall but im gonna try and get them out next week. so you wont have to wait to very long.  ;D sorry about the inconvenience. i just wanted to give yall a heads up.   


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: librarylover on August 26, 2010 01:02:57 PM
WooHoo! I'm ready to post a picture whenever you have the gallery set up.
I received some wonderful inchies from blupaisan today. She was so sweet to send some flower and musical themed ones, remembering from the last swap that I liked flowers and music.
Again, blupaisan has set the bar pretty high!
I gotta get crafting!
librarylover


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 26, 2010 02:00:03 PM
We have a Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357760.0)  :D

And remember to PM me and your partners when you send and receive  :) Can't wait to see them!!!  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: McJulie-O on August 26, 2010 02:16:11 PM
Notice to Team Hideout:

I will not, I repeat, will not, be sending anytime soon....

I WILL be SAVORING the creative experience!
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! ::) ;D ::) ;D ::)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on August 26, 2010 05:32:21 PM
Holy moley. I feel behind. Hopefully Saturday I can get a big batch done.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 26, 2010 05:38:24 PM
I spent some time at least making the bases today.  I also set up the secret so it can be printed out and cut up.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on August 28, 2010 02:57:14 AM
we were all the way back on page 2 so i figured id bump us back up. lol.
hope every ones having a great time crafting.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on August 28, 2010 08:03:53 AM
gallery looks awesome!! great start  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on August 31, 2010 08:13:53 AM
I have 27 done so far  :D and hope to get to 35 by the end of the day. I spent a few hours last night on one "big" secret and it felt so good to write it out (and then cut it up)  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 31, 2010 08:16:53 AM
I've made one so far.  :D

I started late last night after finishing up some ATCs that I sent out today, but by that time, it was so hot in my room that I needed to put fans on me.  and with 2 fans blowing at me, there was no way I was going to be able to work with paper.  :-\  but I plan on starting up again today while it's still cool-ish.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: GlinkS1063 on August 31, 2010 06:05:50 PM
inchies are so addicting, i've never made them before so i gave myself an extra few for mistakes but they are all turning out so great i will want to keep them for myself ;)  i should probably be finishing up sometime this weekend and sending early next week, i have left no secret stone unturned!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on August 31, 2010 06:11:35 PM
I now have about 20 or so.  I needed to take a break from assembly to remove a few layers of excess glue from my work surface, and went through magazines looking for stuff to use.  so far I've found enough for possibly another 20.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: missriss on August 31, 2010 08:34:59 PM
I've gotten about 6 secrets done!  Whoo!  I now need to take a break to think of some more secrets/ creative ideas.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: NH822 on September 01, 2010 05:08:56 AM
I have one set left to create and one secret yet to discover.  Hoping to send by Friday.  With school and football (my son's) starting next week I want to have these off my plate :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 01, 2010 06:52:55 AM
51 done! I was on a roll yesturday but then a silly thing called dinner got in the way! lol


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 01, 2010 11:38:58 AM
I have 33 done now.  that's a little over 1/3 of what I need to make.  doubling up on secrets is ok, as long as I can find things that will make them different from each other and similar inchies don't go to the same person.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on September 01, 2010 02:56:18 PM
I've been busy with going back to school, and cheerleading, and a few other things. But I have 3 sets of 10 done. Plus I got my hands on some paper that I think will be AWESOME.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: GlinkS1063 on September 02, 2010 11:37:54 AM
just curious...who is sending 1 large secret split into many pieces, 8 or 9 individual secrets to each partner, or many secrets split in many different directions...I'm having a hard time deciding if i should break up the secrets or send them all together?!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 02, 2010 12:20:21 PM
thanks to an ex, I was able to finish a few more.  I now have around 50 done.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on September 02, 2010 12:26:37 PM
I need to get cracking! I've started the background for several, but that's as far as I've gotten so far.  I'm hoping to get somewhere this weekend.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 02, 2010 06:31:41 PM
just curious...who is sending 1 large secret split into many pieces, 8 or 9 individual secrets to each partner, or many secrets split in many different directions...I'm having a hard time deciding if i should break up the secrets or send them all together?!

I wrote mine on a piece of watercolour paper and the cut it all up. Now embellishing with paper and bits and boobs


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 02, 2010 06:40:14 PM
You're embellishing with BOOBS?? :o
 ;D :P


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 02, 2010 06:46:20 PM
lol.

I saw that too.  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 03, 2010 05:39:17 AM
ahhh typo, typo!!!!  :P "bobs" bits and bobs!  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: bananasandhair on September 03, 2010 01:38:38 PM
Finished and Sent!!! Phew...very early, and very proud  ;D of myself for completing a whopping 90 inchies in a matter of about a week (when you put the random days I've been working on them off and on!)!!!!

Hope everyone enjoys, and I can't wait to start receiving them in a couple of weeks!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on September 04, 2010 01:12:42 PM
just curious...who is sending 1 large secret split into many pieces, 8 or 9 individual secrets to each partner, or many secrets split in many different directions...I'm having a hard time deciding if i should break up the secrets or send them all together?!

I am sending several secrets and spiting them up among my group.

Last night I took one secret and cut individual words out and put them on inchies I made a while ago just for fun  :) and today I used an other secret and slit the lines up then rearranged parts of them on inchies and they have made the secret take on a new meaning! This is great fun and taking longer than I thought it would, but I am having a great time getting the secrets out! I think at last count I had 78 done  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 05, 2010 02:06:12 PM
17 left to do!! ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: r.forslund on September 05, 2010 03:31:37 PM
Group Undercover: your inchies are done and i will be sending tomorrow.  ;D

however i had a family emergency come up back home and i have to leave the country oct 1st til sometime after jan. i will post any inchies i receive before then. my husband is also deployed at the moment but he is returning in nov and will keep me posted as to what inchies have arrived so i can post. if yall would like to post pics of your work im perfectly fine with that. im looking forward to seeing every ones work and im sorry about all the fuss. thank you, rebecca.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 08, 2010 12:01:29 PM
i'm done, i'm done! but won't be sending until payday  :(
starting to think i thought too hard about this. i did try to make them even for everyone, you'll see what i mean when you get them. problem is i think that i tried too hard. oh well i still like them so hopefully you will too!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 08, 2010 12:36:39 PM
I haven't worked on mine in a while, but I don't really have all that many to do anyway.  I plan on having them done before the sendout date.  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on September 09, 2010 12:39:57 PM
Hey guys! A couple organizy things:

Please remember to PM me and your partners when you send and receive! A few of you are letting partners know before you send and that is perfectly fine, but please send me a quick PM once the inchies are officially in the mail.

Keep an eye on the first post in the gallery and if you notice any mistakes on the sent/received statuses please send me a PM to let me know. I try to keep everything updated, but I'm bound to miss something eventually (already have once  :P )

You will be eligible for positive feedback once all your inchies have been sent and received. I would like to hold off on giving feedback until you have received all/most of your inchies (this is great incentive for everyone to remember to PM me  ;) ) but if you need the feedback so you can join another swap let me know, just remember I can go back and edit your feedback to reflect any communication issues and/or picture posting if that becomes an issue later on.

and remember, send outs are September 27  :D

aaaaaand if you haven't seen it yet, go check out our awesome gallery! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357760.0)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 15, 2010 10:51:02 AM
ok.  I peeled myself away from Gaia Online for the first time in 3 days.  :D  I'm getting the last of my inchies done in the next couple of days and I'll probably be sending next week.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on September 20, 2010 02:12:23 PM
ONE WEEK WARNING!


There is one week left before the send out deadline!

If you think you will be sending late please PM me and your partners.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 20, 2010 02:36:06 PM
i recieved from glinks1063 last week but i've been working on a wedding deadline so haven't posted pics yet. will hopefully have them up before bedtime tonight!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on September 28, 2010 11:25:08 AM
Bad partner! Bad!  >:( Sorry I've been so absent everyone! I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and it is an hour commute one way. Blech!  :P I'm still adjusting to the drive and two hours less in my day to do things. I am sending today (finally!). Sorry everyone!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 28, 2010 01:39:06 PM
Bad partner! Bad!  >:( Sorry I've been so absent everyone! I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and it is an hour commute one way. Blech!  :P I'm still adjusting to the drive and two hours less in my day to do things. I am sending today (finally!). Sorry everyone!

no worries, you're not that late, we won't hold it against you lol congrats on your new job!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 29, 2010 12:06:28 PM
I have to tell everyone this;  this swap has actually helped me a lot.  between this swap and my therapist's help, I have actually overcome one of my secrets (it has to do with being single) and I no longer feel as depressed over not having a boyfriend.  it still kinda hurts, but I don't want to sit and cry about it everyday.  in fact, it's been somewhere around a week since the last time I was on a dating site, and I've only been on dating sites maybe 5 times this month.  before it was an everyday thing.

another good thing has come from this as well.  since I'm not so focused on having a relationship, I have finally chosen to "go back to school".  I put quotes around it because I'm not actually going anywhere, I'm studying from home on the computer.  :D  but last Tuesday (the 21st), I went to a seminar about what I'm going to school for, and the fact that I could do this job in an office (not really my idea of a fun job for me) OR from the comfort of my own home (which is actually more common), I knew I wanted to do this.  I ended up going through my last online college since I could do it for $794 rather than $2500 through the seminar's school.  I am going to become a medical transcriptionist.  :)

so thank you kartiana for setting up this swap.  :-*  :-*  :-*  this has actually made a difference in my life.  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on September 29, 2010 12:12:43 PM
so thank you kartiana for setting up this swap.  :-*  :-*  :-*  this has actually made a difference in my life.  ;D

Awwww, I had no idea this swap would be that therapeutic! Thank you for sharing your story Krafty, you are an inspiration  :)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 29, 2010 12:48:37 PM
aww shucks... *^_^*


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on September 29, 2010 01:21:47 PM
Krafty, congratz. I am really happy for you!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 29, 2010 02:32:35 PM
thank you!  ;D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on September 29, 2010 05:10:24 PM
Krafty_Karasu ~ so glad this swap has helped you! good luck to you on your path in life!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Maimun on September 29, 2010 05:19:42 PM
Good job, Krafty!  I'm glad the swap inspired you to do the work you needed to do!  Keep up the good work.  Good luck with the new career direction.

This swap helped me realize just how much something has been bothering me and that it's been really going on my whole working life.  And for the first time in my life, starting at the end of work today, I'm doing something
about it.

Thank you, everyone!


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on September 29, 2010 05:31:38 PM
yay!  kartiana you have done an amazing job!  I'm not the only one who was really helped by this swap!  ;D

and thank you everyone for your support!  I knew I loved this site for some reason or another.  :D  ;)


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: your.bestnightmare on September 29, 2010 05:46:47 PM
I do agree that this swap helped me reflect a lot. To the point where 2 of my secrets aren't even true anymore. And thats a good thing.(:


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: kartiana on September 30, 2010 10:18:12 AM
I am beyond thrilled that this swap is helping you guys! I had no idea it would be so therapeutic  :) I kinda figured it'd be a fun way to vent, but the idea that it is actually helping some of you solve problems in your lives is amazing  :D


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: llisaredd on September 30, 2010 01:27:18 PM
It's also helped me. I did a lot of venting while making my inchies. I realized I was being petty about some things. I also realized that other things needed to be handled and I started on that.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Distant_Twilight on October 04, 2010 05:31:58 AM
This swap was a crafting therapy for me, and an outlet for some of my most inner conflicts, though I made one, and changed it so there wasn't the possibility of inappropriate themes/images.


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: Juliana13 on October 04, 2010 02:10:30 PM
this swap has been fun for me too! I have never made inchies before this swap and I swear it seems like some of my partners did research to see what I like and include it on their secrets, either that or we share some of the same (sinful)  ;)  secrets lol


Title: Re: Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27)
Post by: ehinders on October 04, 2010 06:57:31 PM
I concur with everyone that this has been a great way to vent. I'm so glad everyone is feeling better because of it. :)