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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: LiquidScissors on June 18, 2005 05:17:54 PM



Title: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on June 18, 2005 05:17:54 PM
Swap name: Golden Girls Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: LiquidScissors
Sign-up date range: June 18 - July 1
Date to send item by: August 1st
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All Ages
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

DETAILS OF SWAP:
Golden Girls!  Think Gaudy 80's accesories, or perhaps a Bea Arthur Hand Bag, anything that is Golden Girly goes, from the show itself themed, to accesories and junk that remind you of the show, maybe a rose nylon recipe book! hehe.  anyway, I'll shut up now...

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
favorite character?:


Yay!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/1 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: KerriedAway on June 19, 2005 12:47:14 AM
Now we all know that im SO in!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/1 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: MerLeigh on June 19, 2005 09:28:36 AM
Yay!  I'm excited that my first swap will be a Golden Girls one!  ;D


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/1 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: shoegirl on June 19, 2005 01:00:20 PM
YAY! I heart the Golden Girls. :)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: hankpiece on June 19, 2005 04:54:57 PM
I'm in like Flynn.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: amyshrugged on June 19, 2005 04:59:14 PM
Sign up by 7/1 or 7/12? 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on June 19, 2005 05:02:35 PM
by 7/12, i changed it.  I like to have longer sign ups anyway. 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: amyshrugged on June 19, 2005 05:08:51 PM
great, thanks!  I'll sign up when my current swap is finished.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: bbonnn on June 20, 2005 05:39:26 PM
Oh, man! When the show was in first-run (mid-80s), my mom wanted a Sophia purse with all her heart. You know the one: looks like a miniature wicker picnic basket, light in color, pearl handles.

You can kind of see it here:



That being said, sadly I won't have time to do a swap of this nature. What a great idea for a swap!

My mom never found such a purse, by the way. And, believe me, she scoured estate sales every weekend looking.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: KerriedAway on June 20, 2005 09:16:53 PM
What a sad tale, bbonnn    :(


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: Violet on June 21, 2005 01:42:24 PM
i'm in!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: miss_cute_boots on June 24, 2005 04:43:20 PM
hooray, the sign up lasts long enough that I will be able to sign up :)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on June 25, 2005 08:59:41 AM
I signed up! Hopefully this wil be my first swap!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: cindykelly on June 30, 2005 07:39:32 PM
I can't wait to do this.  :) 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: redpopsicles on July 09, 2005 11:35:28 AM
I'm thinking about signing up.  I just finished my first swap, and I have signed up for a second, but I'm sure I'd be able to handle it.  Sweet!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP: 6/18 - 7/12 SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on July 10, 2005 08:43:28 PM
one more day to sign up!!! 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on July 12, 2005 01:55:17 PM
well i have all the partner paired up and ready to go!  I did a circle pair insted of 1 to 1 (if that makes sense) because of the 9 of us. 

I paired us all up, or rather assigned partners based on favorite character, because we all are from the US and dont need to worry about international shipping and all that.  So I did it so that everyone would get a partner that has a different character listed as their favorites then what you have, ex. dorothys got blanches and sophias and one lucky one got stanley!  woo!  and vise versa!  Hope thats okay! i though of it as crafting from your favorite characters perspective!  which should be fun, because they all get a long *and dont get along* with each other in there own special ways.  So enough babbling here is how the partners are:

LiquidScissors -> KerriedAway
KerriedAway -> Hankpeice
Hankpeice -> Merleigh
Merleigh -> Shoegirl
Shoegirl -> Violet
Violet -> Miss_cute_boots
Miss_cute_boots -> Everybabyweeps
Everybabyweeps -> cindykelly
Cindykelly -> LiquidScissors

did I forget anyone?  Let me know!  I will now send out everyones info!

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: hankpiece on July 18, 2005 08:33:42 AM
Now, I have a question. This is my first swap, and while I'm teeming over with ideas for stuff to do I was wondering: How many items are expected of us?


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on July 18, 2005 11:06:58 AM
I dunno, maybe like 3 or 5 small ones, or one big one witha couple small ones.  Its up to you and your partner really.  I judge it by how much time i put into each craft and not size, but whatever.  hehe

Now, do you think I should extend the due date?  I just realized its coming up really fast.  Let me know.

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: KerriedAway on July 18, 2005 03:26:10 PM
Im in favor of an extension... i need more time for my hectic life to subside at least a little

...Viva las golden girls!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: KerriedAway on July 22, 2005 10:20:34 PM
So what's the verdict with the extension?  I think August 15th would be better, then hank would be more likely to get some sweet SWEET stan wares. 



Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on July 23, 2005 08:41:49 PM
yes Aug 15th is a great date, I am so overwhelmed, because I am moving a week from tomarrow and NOTHINGS READDDYYYY! haha.  SO yeah.  AUg 15!!!!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: cindykelly on July 24, 2005 11:03:41 AM
This is actually great for me, too.  I've got a couple things done, but I was running into some time management issues here, and the extension will make my gifts all that much better!  :)

THANKS


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/1/05
Post by: Violet on July 24, 2005 04:03:46 PM
yes! i'm so glad we're extending to the 15th, that gives me the time i need to stock up on supplies!  ;)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on July 26, 2005 01:03:42 PM
I extended the send out date to the 20th!  I am moving this weekend and figured an extra EXTRA 5 days would rule! 

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: pamplemousse on August 16, 2005 08:23:46 PM
I am so sad that I missed this swap, but I'll be lurking to see what everyone made.

Shady Pines Ma!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on August 20, 2005 04:08:58 AM
I think i'm going to be a day late on this one! :( i won't be able to send until monday! Sorry!!!! :-[


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: miss_cute_boots on August 20, 2005 07:44:01 PM
Oh good, now I don't feel bad that I'm running a day late...I'm not the only one  :)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on August 21, 2005 08:13:04 AM
yeah, i was on vacation, and was immobile from the jet lag for a few days, but today i will finish everything up and send out by monday!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: KerriedAway on August 21, 2005 08:25:20 AM
Goodness... im a day late as well.  I wonder if our like for the golden girls somehow corresponds with our lateness/busyness/procrastinationness?

Hmmmm... deep thoughts, deep thoughts...


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: hankpiece on August 22, 2005 09:01:55 AM
I contacted my peeps about what was happening with me. Things have almost settled down.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: Violet on August 22, 2005 06:22:21 PM
okay, my package is going out first thing tomorrow. saturday the P.O. was closed and today was my hectic first day of college, so i couldn't get there. but tomorrow, i promise! sorry.  :-\


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: cindykelly on August 22, 2005 06:31:04 PM
okay, my package is going out first thing tomorrow. saturday the P.O. was closed and today was my hectic first day of college, so i couldn't get there. but tomorrow, i promise! sorry.  :-\

I'm in two swaps right now, and both of them I'm late on!  Argh!  It seems like it's always hectic around send-out time.  I've done a couple through LiveJournal as well, and I'm always at the last possible minute.

But then again, i'd rather be late than send out sub-par craftiness. 

I'm planning on getting to the post office between classes tomorrow, but if that doesn't happen for whatever reason, i'm just going to drive up to the city to the 24 hour post office tomorrow night.  AAAaah.  :)



Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on August 22, 2005 06:34:40 PM
ha, has anyone sent out on time? ::)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: KerriedAway on August 23, 2005 04:57:05 PM
I've sent! ..not on time... but I've sent! Hankpiece's goldenly delicious items are officially on their way


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on August 25, 2005 06:15:09 AM
I sent! Cindy Kelly, you should be getting your package soon!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on August 26, 2005 11:06:21 AM
hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I will be updating the pos/neg feedback tonight (possibly) or tomarrow.

I have been so busy latley with moving and a new puppy that something else had to happen like getting horendously ill, so for the past week I have been slightly un-motivated.  =(  But my health is slowly returning (fingers crossed) so I will be getting back to buisness here soon. 

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on August 26, 2005 01:09:29 PM
hope you get better soon!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: cindykelly on August 30, 2005 02:19:51 PM
I received my package today!

Miami is nice tote bag, and a wooden box with a cameoed golden girl.

Pictures to come later.  :)

Thanks, everybabyweeps!




Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: MerLeigh on September 01, 2005 10:06:19 AM
Has anyone started a gallery yet?  I didn't see one.  I know my partner's received, and I'm sure others have.  I'd love to see what people came up with!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on September 01, 2005 12:00:21 PM
i got mine! i haven't posted a picture yet :(


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: Violet on September 01, 2005 08:09:37 PM
i got mine as well! i'll post a pic as soon as the gallery is up.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on September 02, 2005 05:54:58 AM
can anyone make a gallery? Or does the swap organizer have to do it?


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: amyshrugged on September 02, 2005 12:43:15 PM
anyone can!  and someone should... i can't wait to see what you guys made for each other  8)
 I know i missed out but I got way too busy. 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on September 04, 2005 04:46:31 PM
Ok, I started a gallery! I love my stuff so much and wanted to show it off!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51828.0



Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on September 12, 2005 11:03:03 PM
I updated everyones feedback! If yours is wrong let me know, there was only 2 people I wasn't sure about.

Thanks for the great swap guys! sorry I was a bit slackerish on the organizer side, alot of crap has been going on for me, so I have been a little side tracked, but no worries! 

The gallery looks great guys!  cant wait to see everyone else loot!

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: KerriedAway on September 24, 2005 09:11:26 AM
So... I'm rather disappointed in this swap.  I was SO excited about it.  But, my partner that i sent to hasn't responded one way or another about even receiving my package, even though according to usps it was received on about the 3rd of Sept.  And I haven't received a package from my partner yet either. It's been over a month since the send out date.  I know shit comes up, but c'mon now.   

This is my very last attempt at swaps.  I'm sick of feeling jipped by strangers.  People never post about the bad side.  You always see all the cool shit that the reliable folks send.  Not this time, my friends, not this time. 


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on September 24, 2005 02:32:49 PM
that stinks kerried :( I'm sorry to hear this..


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: MerLeigh on September 25, 2005 07:44:23 AM
KerriedAway, I haven't gotten mine either.  This was my first swap--I don't think I'll do any more.  :(


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: everybabyweeps on September 25, 2005 03:24:51 PM
Merleigh and Kerried, there are some really great swaps/swappers out there! I hope this one bad one doesn't let this discourage you all together, i don't know what happened here! Swap Organizer, got any inspirational words?!??!


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on September 25, 2005 09:01:27 PM
I know things are going shitty but I am trying so hard to fulfill my swap obligations.  So hard.  Things really have come up for me, I cant even begin to explain what a difficult time i am going through at the moment, and which was so totally unexpected.  At the same time I feel an obligation to send things out, and yes I am very late and yes that sucks.  Yes this swap hasnt gone well and I know that I am to blame in ways. I am trying my best tho.  I really truley am.  I dont want to just give up and flake. I am trying to finish out the rest of the swaps I started, Its just so hard when you have a million worries on your mind.  I wish that you guys knew my sincerty in what I am saying.  I know it means close to nothing coming over the internet.  I know.  I just cant really say anything other then I am trying.

Things just keep getting worse and worse and everything I try to do latley just keeps getting screwed up and screwed up some more.  I have no energy, no patients, I am tired and weak, I can barley stand to get out of bed, but It stresses me more and more everyday knowing that I cant do something so simple as something I used to love to do so much. 

I am truley sorry to everyone.  I really am.  But I am not a flake and i will come through.

-Beth


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: MerLeigh on September 27, 2005 07:58:00 AM
Thanks, everybabyweeps, I know that most people are reliable and all that, it's just rather disappointing.  KerriedAway, were you sending to Hankpiece?  He's the one I haven't received from--told me he was moving so he'd be late sending, but that was a while ago.


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on September 27, 2005 10:54:51 AM
Hankpeice hasn't responded to any of my pms latley.  So I am assuming he did flake.  Dont worry tho, Merleigh, I have it covered. 

I have been flaked on many times, and it does suck.  I did the Let me make your craft swap one time and made all these cool things for someone who never said if she recieved it and never sent to her partner and dissapeared.  Yeah it sucks.  Putting time and effort in to something and then not being able to even know if it was recieved or even know if they liked it.  It sucks.  But that is the chance you take with things like these, and the majority of the time people do come through with some pretty awesome things!!  even if you do get flaked on, there are so many honost craftsters who are willing and wanting to make you something to make up for it.

I wouldn't let this one bad swap discourage you, because honostly for the most part this swap went rather well.  Only 1 flaker and 1 extremely late person (me).

I hope you guys will try new swaps, they can be a lot of fun.  really. 

Sorry to everyone who is upset. 

KerriedAway, you should be getting your package soon, princess_me is going to send it to you for me. 

-Liquid


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: MerLeigh on September 27, 2005 11:59:26 AM
Thanks, LiquidScissors.  Sorry you're having a tough time.  And I'm not really all that upset, just a little annoyed.  I'm sure I won't let this drive me away from swaps forever.   ;)


Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: KerriedAway on September 27, 2005 08:30:50 PM
MerLeigh-Yup he's the one who I havent heard hide nor hair of.  I just stalked him down on AIM too... though of course, no response as of yet.  Dude, just say you got it and give me a thank you for cryin out loud!
Liquid-Don't be so hard on yourself.  Sorry if i sounded so disgruntled.  I've just been burned in the past.  But thank you for coming through.  I'm excited to see your craftiness.  I hope things start looking up for you, even if its just one day at a time.



Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: LiquidScissors on September 29, 2005 09:45:44 PM
sorry I didn't mean to go so crazy. I just had a little swap induced breakdown I think. ergh.
Hopefully you get your stuff soon Kerriedaway. I tryed in make a cool theme.  I am sure things will be ok with me, i just get scared. Life is so crazy, one minute things are looking up and your having a good time and the next everything just turns inside out.  Blah

We would all love to hear what you made for hankpeice since hes too "busy" to let us know himself. I am sure it was great!

MerLeigh - I am gonna start working on some stuff for you.  I have finally finished swap overloadness and have some free craft time.   

-Liquid



Title: Re: Golden Girls Swap!!! SIGN UP:CLOSED. SEND OUT BY: 8/20/05
Post by: MerLeigh on September 30, 2005 05:29:00 AM
Aw, thanks!  No rush.  :)