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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: Smeddley on June 30, 2014 03:28:29 PM



Title: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on June 30, 2014 03:28:29 PM


(The picture used on the interest thread, and used again for continuity, by the fabulous Knickertwist - I hope this is okay, if not, let me know and I will take it down!)

THE BASICS:

Swap name:   Whimsical Shrine
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smeddley
Sign-up date range:  June 30th to July 11th
Date to send item by:  August 11th

Limited to a certain number of people? No.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No.
Additional Age requirement? No.

THE DETAILS:

What is a whimsical shirne?  I'm glad you asked!  The Craftster Blog recently did a feature on it, and if you haven't seen it, one, you should totally be following the Craftster Blog because it is awesome, and two, it's right here! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=shrine#axzz35qMXKlZS)

In this swap, we will be making a shrine based on our partner's tastes, at least the size of a regular-sized tin but it can be larger or oddly shaped - no need to stick with rectangles or squares, though there's nothing wrong with either of those options!

No one like to be flaked on, so if you aren't sure if you can do this swap, please donít sign up.

If you know you will be late or unable to complete the swap please let us know ASAP.
Communication is a must. Everyone is required to post up on the thread at least once a week to let us know they are still involved with the swap. If you do not post up it will be noted in your feedback. If you are going on vacation or will be away from the internet just let us know.

Delivery Confirmation is required within the U.S., please send tracking number to both your partner and organizer when you send. A mailing receipt need to be kept if sending elsewhere.

PM both your Partner and your team organizer when you send and receive.

Please post pictures of what you receive. Your partner worked hard on it and we would all love to see it! If you cannot post up please let your partner know as soon as you know. Make sure you take pictures of everything you send just in case.

THE FINE PRINT:

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



THE QUESTIONNAIRE:

(If you want to participate, please remember to send your info to the organizer - that's me! - via private message and don't reply with it here, but do say something in the thread because you have to have posted in this thread to be accepted into the swap!  It's a rule!)

Name of swap: Whimsical Shrine Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval:

At least five themes you'd like for your shrine (more is fine, but you need at least 5!) :
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


What style do you like? (Examples of styles: cartoon, gothic/dark, creepy/haunted, realistic, modern, retro... etc.  It also helps to have a pinboard!  And yes, I do think a whimsical shrine can have a gothic slant!)

Do you want a hanging or sitting shrine, or either?  
Do you want to make a hanging or sitting shrine, or either?

Favorite colors?
Least favorite colors?

Favorite patterns or designs?
Least favorite pattern or design?

Any allergies?
Any allergens in your home (include smokers)?

Is there any material you would not want used (fur, feather, bone, leather, etc)?

Are you able to post pictures in the gallery?

Do you have an Etsy favorites, wist, or pinterest?  

Is there any other information your partner or the organizer should know?



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

THE PARTICIPANTS:

01. Smeddley (organizer)
19. Cryssoleil (co-organizer)
02. .:dollface:.
03. Luvebuggy99
04. Im Sew Silly
05. aada
06. ChameleonHound
07. Hoppy
08. ShannonMB
09. cabaute
10. kwality570
11. blupaisan
12. adrienne_bowers
13. Ludi
14. Onyxnox
15. lovesclutter
16. dontneedaclassroom
17. Ramona Q
18. PerfectlyBohemian
20. Jen Sews
21. wdicwg
22. cackle
23. grasshopper
24. stellato_escuro


THE PARTNERS:

Smeddley's group
Cryssoleil (co-organizer) <> Ludi
cackle <> PerfectlyBohemian
lovesclutter <> blupaisan
.:dollface:. <> ChameleonHound
ShannonMB <> adrienne_bowers
Hoppy <> Ramona Q

Cryssoleil's group
Smeddley (organizer) <> Onyxnox
Im Sew Silly <> aada
cabaute <> stellato_escuro
kwality570 <> Jen Sews
wdicwg <>  grasshopper
Luvebuggy99 <> dontneedaclassroom


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on June 30, 2014 03:53:19 PM
Ah! I will plan to swing by here later tonight to sign up!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: .:dollface:. on June 30, 2014 03:55:14 PM
Horray!!!!  *in best superhero voice* To the Questionnaire!!  ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on June 30, 2014 03:56:34 PM
Horray!!!!  *in best superhero voice* To the Questionnaire!!  ;D

Hahaha, that made me crack up!  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on June 30, 2014 04:32:31 PM
Sent in questionnaire! This should be a fun swap! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on June 30, 2014 06:14:17 PM
Oh my - this could be a fun challenge... but I have to think about it... there are so many personal unfinished projects I should get on with...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 01, 2014 05:44:24 AM
Oh, I know about unfinished objects... *stares around at mess*  I completely understand.... but... it's just one little bitty teeny weenie thing... *tempts*  :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 01, 2014 06:27:34 AM
I'll be filling out my questionnaire later!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: adrienne_bowers on July 01, 2014 02:35:37 PM
Dumb question: what is a regular size tin?   


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 01, 2014 03:04:05 PM
Dumb question: what is a regular size tin?   

Not at all a dumb question, I was going by the typical "altered tins" that people make (usually using Altoids tins) that are... lemme measure... let's say roughly 2-1/2" by 3-1/4". 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 01, 2014 07:37:03 PM
OKie dokie, so it needs to be regular sized altoids tin size or larger (which I was planning larger). I keep working on questionnaire but am a tad nervous cause if I end up with a partner who says scifi stuff lol I will be in the dark as I think I must be the only one around here who doesn't do dr who etc! haha


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 01, 2014 08:04:00 PM
Don't be nervous!  I will try to match people up with similar tastes (shipping and allergies allowing) but also please remember that everyone's giving at least 5 different themes.  For instance: yes, I love Dr Who, but I also love fairies and forests and rubber duckies.  So even though steampunk or sci-fi might be *one* of my themes, you certainly don't have to pick that one!

Granted, I've only gotten a few Qs so far, but the themes on those were as varied as mine, I think everyone would be able to find something they were comfortable with!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 01, 2014 08:23:10 PM
okie dokie....ya talked me into it! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: vincentvanbuck on July 01, 2014 08:26:36 PM
I know I don't really have room for this swap, but just for future reference, I have a question:

I wasn't following the thread too closely on the "Swap Ideas" Board, but I was interpreting "whimsical" to cleave pretty closely to a "fairies in the woods" kind of theme.  However, it seems like as long as the theme is fantastical in nature, then it's kosher?  Or Smeddley, you mentioned rubber duckies in your previous post -- is pretty much anything open game?


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 01, 2014 08:33:22 PM
I know I don't really have room for this swap, but just for future reference, I have a question:

I wasn't following the thread too closely on the "Swap Ideas" Board, but I was interpreting "whimsical" to cleave pretty closely to a "fairies in the woods" kind of theme.  However, it seems like as long as the theme is fantastical in nature, then it's kosher?  Or Smeddley, you mentioned rubber duckies in your previous post -- is pretty much anything open game?

I'm pretty much going with anything, though I think you can do anything slightly whimsically (which has two similar definitions, I think, cute and cartoony or actually more along the "fantastic" side of fairies and unicorns and such).  Still, I didn't want to put much of a limit on it since I'm trying to get people in a very competitive swap market...  ;)

I was going to change the name slightly but... I wanted to stick with the recognition from the swap idea board and to be honest I didn't really have any other good ideas?


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 01, 2014 09:42:02 PM
Yes! Working on a questionnaire now...

Questionnaire sent! And my whimsical themes were not related to fairies, but to things I like (like books! and gardening! and dogs! and the ocean! and pirates!)
I took whimsy to mean not serious, like an actual religious shrine might be.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: aada on July 01, 2014 10:11:41 PM
I did the same thing, ChameleonHound!

I also came up with about 500 shrines I want to make for myself...  ::)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 02, 2014 03:44:44 AM
Oh, I know about unfinished objects... *stares around at mess*  I completely understand.... but... it's just one little bitty teeny weenie thing... *tempts*  :)


Erghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!  I need some whimsy in my life.  Let me sleep on it - I had a particularly rough, hot, sweaty, and quite frankly a bit tearful shift... I will decide in the light of peace and sanity tonight.  Right now I am rather burnt crispy.

... and I am not so much into fairies as my whimsy as animals, dogs, steampunk, etc.  BUT on saying that, I don't mind being matched with someone who may not share my tastes, because it never hurts to stretch a bit creatively and learn something new!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 02, 2014 05:02:33 AM
I took whimsy to mean not serious, like an actual religious shrine might be.

That is a GREAT explanation, and it makes so much sense.  Yes, this.  This is what I meant!

Awwww, Onyxnox , I'm sorry you had a rough time!  :(  Bad days are the pits.  And you still have well over a week to think about it, anyway, no pressure (well, no real pressure, I'll still whisper softly "you know you want to join..." every now and then...  ;) )

I'll get all the fabulous new people added when I get home from work, I need to run now (I'm late! I'm late! For a very important... okay, not a date, and probably not that important, but... work).


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: artsycandice on July 02, 2014 08:10:36 AM
Oh Onyxnox... I am sorry thigs have been rough lately. Hang in there. Rest, drink something pleasant, watch nature. I hope that you get to feeling better!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 02, 2014 03:55:56 PM
If you've sent in your questionnaire you should have received a reply AND have the swap on your profile AND be listed on the first page.

I'm getting excited, my first trial shrine wasn't great (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434316.0#axzz36M1nB7iY), but I'm learning, and by swap time I should have something presentable to send!

Everyone has had amazing theme ideas, I want to MAKE ALL THE SHRINES!!!! now.  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 02, 2014 04:01:41 PM
Thanks - I slept.  Had a bit of dog therapy and vented to a co-worker friend.  I feel balanced again, and I think I will join up.  There seems to be a little voice by my ear telling me to join and it just won't stop whispering at me  ;)

I am going to slowly contemplate the questionnaire and will send it in over the next couple of days.... or sooner...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 02, 2014 04:19:20 PM
Hahaha!  Subtle works!

Dog therapy is the best!  I'm glad friends (furry and otherwise) were there to make you feel better.  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 02, 2014 08:19:32 PM
Questionnaire has been sent in....I am so excited to do this one.   ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 02, 2014 08:39:43 PM
Glad you're feeling better Onyxnox. Dogs are my favorite form of therapy, followed by chocolate and gardening.

ShannonMB, I just learned that I'm partnered with your DH in the 13 days of halloween swap; it would be hilarious if I sent a shrine to the same house. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 02, 2014 08:54:39 PM
ShannonMB, I just learned that I'm partnered with your DH in the 13 days of halloween swap; it would be hilarious if I sent a shrine to the same house. :)

lol  That would be funny...though it would save you on shipping.  How did you know that was my DH?  I'm gonna guess his has my name somewhere on his profile?  lol


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: cabaute on July 03, 2014 10:12:12 AM
Hi everyone!

I took some time off of swapping and when I saw this swap I knew it was time to come back.  I missed the fun of making and sending out something special that you hope your partner will like, and receiving fun packages in return! 

I seem to go in ebb and flow, where I swap like crazy for a few months or a year and then take a break, then come back, etc.  Anybody else do that?

I'm super excited to swap with ya'll, and be back "in the game".  Looking forward to trying my hand with shrines!!!

Cynthia


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 03, 2014 10:23:23 AM
Meeeee! *waving hand* I just recently came back to swapping after a really long break. So glad to be back! Oh how I had missed the swappy goodness!

I think this is going to be great fun. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 03, 2014 02:17:38 PM
I keep trying to take a break from swapping... but I just can't.  It's an addiction... but crafting is not crack at least!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: artsycandice on July 03, 2014 02:39:55 PM
I keep trying to take a break from swapping... but I just can't.  It's an addiction... but crafting is not crack at least!

It's a special kind of crack. ;D I would sign up but I have to leave my last spot open for the IYP swap. Next time, next time my pretty... muahaha!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 03, 2014 04:40:57 PM
I keep trying to take a break from swapping... but I just can't.  It's an addiction... but crafting is not crack at least!

It's a special kind of crack. ;D I would sign up but I have to leave my last spot open for the IYP swap. Next time, next time my pretty... muahaha!

Yes, yes you do!  I'm sorry it doesn't work out time-wise, but by the looks of it, there's enough interest to have a round 2 for sure!  And you never know, that IYP might yield a shrine... it might not, but it might!  ;)


We're up to double digits, and everyone who sent a Q in should have it on their profile and I'm going back to send the rest of the "welcome to the swap" messages now! 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 04, 2014 07:34:19 AM
Now the Worst Part.....The Waiting For The Swap To Start Do I Can Get To Crafting!   ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 04, 2014 07:36:51 AM
ShannonMB, I just learned that I'm partnered with your DH in the 13 days of halloween swap; it would be hilarious if I sent a shrine to the same house. :)

lol  That would be funny...though it would save you on shipping.  How did you know that was my DH?  I'm gonna guess his has my name somewhere on his profile?  lol

I actually found your name in one of his posts from previous years' Halloween swap. I'm sneaky like that. ;D

I can't wait for partners in this swap so I can do some more stalking! And crafting!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 04, 2014 11:05:52 AM
just sent in my Q


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: adrienne_bowers on July 04, 2014 04:02:27 PM
I'm filling out my questionnaire right now!  I've been dying to do an altoid tin swap!   Yay!!!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 04, 2014 04:43:45 PM
I'm filling out my questionnaire right now!  I've been dying to do an altoid tin swap!   Yay!!!

Me too!  I just finished off a regular sized tin of altoid mints and its aching to be turned into something awesome!  :)

Oh I am loving these Independence Day smilies :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 04, 2014 05:19:51 PM
I resisted as long as I could, but ultimately I gave in, and sent my questionnaire...  ::)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 04, 2014 07:31:49 PM
Yay for resiting and giving in!  Yay for more people signing up!

I've added all the people I have Qs for, it should be on your profile and your name should be in the first post!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 04, 2014 07:41:48 PM
Big ooops, forgot to post up on the thread after sending in my questionaire. :-[

Looking forward to this one big time!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 04, 2014 08:04:45 PM
I wanted to share this artist with everyone...not shrine related, but whimsical indeed.

http://makihino.org/?page_id=44


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 05, 2014 05:24:50 AM
Oh those are lovely! 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 05, 2014 09:10:28 AM
I can do this one. Thanks. Going to do the questionnaire before I leave for work.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 05, 2014 09:19:25 AM
I wanted to share this artist with everyone...not shrine related, but whimsical indeed.

http://makihino.org/?page_id=44

Love those! I adore the one where her hair looks like it becomes part of the trees branches and of course the ones with birds. All are lovely though and I can see how pieces like these could easily be incorporated into a shrine.
Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 05, 2014 10:18:15 AM
Those are lovely paper dolls, and I totally see how they would fit in with a lot of people's themes!

And I know it's tough waiting for partners, it's also tough waiting to do partners!  I always want to start organizing early, but then more people sign up (which is great!) and you have to start all over again...

But please keep sharing cool pinboards/link/etc to keep the inspiration going!  I started a pinboard, but it was hard knowing what to search for ("shrine" brings up just religious shrines) and I ended up finding one and then hitting the "also on this pinboard" link and got completely lost in Pinterest land...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 05, 2014 11:52:18 AM
Pinterest land is a dangerous and wonderful place!

Lots of nice things on these two boards (not mine):

http://www.pinterest.com/lala40/shrine/

http://www.pinterest.com/ajr51594/inspiration-shadow-box-shrine/


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 05, 2014 02:48:29 PM
Was hitting some tag sales today and, as always, on the lookout for things I can use for crafting.   every little frame-like object received the query from me..." do you have shrine potential?" 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 05, 2014 03:09:02 PM
Ha ha I am doing the same thing  :) Everything is either SHrine/diorama or Underwater sea creature on the brain! (the two swaps I am currently or will be crafting for)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 06, 2014 10:01:59 AM
I'm in.... FYI though, my laptop power supply is acting up.  I am going to have to take it in to be fixed (I hope it is fixable!), but will still have my tablet so I can check in, but my communication may be limited somewhat.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 07, 2014 10:42:30 AM
Oh! I want to do this swap :D I was in the Shrine Swap that lindyv321 organized last year (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423702.0#axzz2TZ2OnxXU), and it was super amazing. I'll have to look at the questionnaire and catch up on the talk when I get home tonight (although it might have to wait until tomorrow night because I've got stuff going on after work :( ).


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 07, 2014 11:35:06 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your computer, Onyxnox!  I hope it is fixable, too!

PerfectlyBohemian, no rush! We're open until Friday, glad to hear you want to join!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on July 07, 2014 03:45:19 PM
I do love tiny things... and there is a lot of cool stuff in that gallery for the shring swap last year... Yeah, okay, you win! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 07, 2014 04:55:25 PM
That took a lot of arm-twisting, apparently!  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ramona Q on July 07, 2014 06:41:49 PM
I've been stocking this board waiting until I finished my current swaps before I started this one.  Now I'm done and ready for a new challenge! Sending in my questionnaire tonight!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 08, 2014 05:56:35 AM
Yay for more people signing up, I'll get everyone entered tonight!  I want to say it's getting close, but it's still 4 days... matching is going to be tricky, lots of allergies and lots of cats...  so please bear with me and hopefully I'll get it right, and be sure to say something right away if I don't!

I'm keeping my eye out for possible shrine containers, I'm seeing a lot of potential outside the square....  might need to do a few quick mock-ups to see what will work...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 08, 2014 07:33:25 AM
I'm excited about this swap!   :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 08, 2014 07:56:40 AM
I am too Ludi. I want to stalk everyone but they aren't links (hint hint) ;-)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 08, 2014 08:08:02 AM
I am too Ludi. I want to stalk everyone but they aren't links (hint hint) ;-)

It's my way of making everyone read through the entire thread to find everyone's names!  Actually, I can make the sign-up list clickable, but not on my phone (highlighting is difficult and brackets are a pain).  I will do that when I get home, but in the meantime, everyone is welcome to post links to their pinboards!

Mine is here: http://www.pinterest.com/smeddley/whimsical-shrines/ (http://www.pinterest.com/smeddley/whimsical-shrines/)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 08, 2014 09:10:50 AM
You're a doll.   Pinterest.com/lovesclutter I added a board named whimsical to collect ideas and stuff I like.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on July 08, 2014 10:57:45 AM
I caved, I'm in! So excited!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on July 08, 2014 10:59:20 AM
I put up a couple of new boards on my pinterest - one for shrines I like and separate ones for some of my themes (spoiler alert???).

pinterest.com/dontneedaclassr


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 08, 2014 11:02:21 AM
I sent my questionnaire in :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Jen Sews on July 08, 2014 12:12:48 PM
i can't wait for this.  time to go on a pin binge. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 08, 2014 03:28:07 PM
And we are up to 20 swappers!

Sorry, still 3 more days, but I'm playing with partnering so it should go pretty quick once I close the swap.  I... don't know if I have plans Friday night or not, but you will certainly have partners by noon on Saturday, I promise!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 08, 2014 03:37:46 PM
I don't have a pinterest or anything so I am bookmarking loads of shrines/dioramas that I like so when I get my partner I can help a bit by sending those links.
Cant wait to see what all my partner is into as well!
This swap is going to be so much fun! :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 08, 2014 03:42:47 PM
I don't have a pinterest or anything so I am bookmarking loads of shrines/dioramas that I like so when I get my partner I can help a bit by sending those links.
Cant wait to see what all my partner is into as well!
This swap is going to be so much fun! :D


It is a deep, dark abyss, you are smart to stay away... but also awesome for getting links for your partner!  I'm hoping the themes will be the main inspiration, and the pins are more for style... except in cases like mine, where my style is all over the place.  I love everything!  Well, no, not everything.  But a lot!  My mix CDs* tend to have heavy metal next to Disney songs...  :D

*my car is ancient and does not have an mp3 input, in fact, it has a tape player!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 08, 2014 03:59:55 PM
I don't have a pinterest or anything so I am bookmarking loads of shrines/dioramas that I like so when I get my partner I can help a bit by sending those links.
Cant wait to see what all my partner is into as well!
This swap is going to be so much fun! :D


It is a deep, dark abyss, you are smart to stay away... but also awesome for getting links for your partner!  I'm hoping the themes will be the main inspiration, and the pins are more for style... except in cases like mine, where my style is all over the place.  I love everything!  Well, no, not everything.  But a lot!  My mix CDs* tend to have heavy metal next to Disney songs...  :D

*my car is ancient and does not have an mp3 input, in fact, it has a tape player!

Bahahaha I love it. My music is all over the place as are the books I read. I love opera to Alice in Chains, Laura Ingalls Wilder to S. King...and well my 8 year old is in love with David Bowie (as am I) and has been since the age of 4. haha So I hear ya!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 09, 2014 12:30:58 PM
I can't wait for partners, but I'm going to be camping on the 11th, 12th and 13th without access to any internet!  I guess I'll have to wait to see who I get on Sunday after we get home!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 09, 2014 01:12:08 PM
Happy birthday Jen Sews   ;)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 09, 2014 02:56:01 PM
I can't wait for partners, but I'm going to be camping on the 11th, 12th and 13th without access to any internet!  I guess I'll have to wait to see who I get on Sunday after we get home!

Oh, yeah. I just remembered I am going camping August 9-12. Shouldn't be hard to send early for this swap though. I'll just be quiet for a few days at the end of the swap.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 09, 2014 04:23:02 PM
I can't wait for partners, but I'm going to be camping on the 11th, 12th and 13th without access to any internet!  I guess I'll have to wait to see who I get on Sunday after we get home!

Oh, yeah. I just remembered I am going camping August 9-12. Shouldn't be hard to send early for this swap though. I'll just be quiet for a few days at the end of the swap.

Yeah, me too. I'm not sure how long I'll be gone music festing, but it will be at least the first weekend in August. But I'll be sure to send early, and I'll be back probably before sendouts end anyway. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: cabaute on July 09, 2014 05:30:30 PM
Eeeep... I am getting SO EXCITED for this swap!!!  Now I'm stalking everyone's pinboards  ;D

My pins are at http://www.pinterest.com/cabaute/ (http://www.pinterest.com/cabaute/) and I have a shrines board and also a "whimsy" board out there (though, admittedly there is not a lot on the whimsy board yet)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: wdicwg on July 09, 2014 11:52:25 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire...yep I know super last minute!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 10, 2014 07:07:00 AM
I love the sharing of the pinterest boards while we're waiting for this one.  The only bad thing is that I've followed a ton of you and multiple boards.  Now my Pinterest "feed" way longer than usual. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 10, 2014 08:38:06 AM
just sent my Q in. Hope it's not too late!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 10, 2014 09:17:52 AM
Yay Cackle! I was hoping you would join. I'm always in awe of your skills! (still love the house with feet! )  :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 10, 2014 09:24:41 AM
You all still had all of tomorrow, no worries! Cutting it close close would have been tomorrow afternoon... :)

I'll get the new people added tonight when I get home, welcome to the swap! :)

And we're not quite at 24, but Cryssoleil has agreed to co-organize with me!  I dragged her to Craftster, then to swapping... next step... organizing! :)

I'll probably close the swap tomorrow at 6pm CDT (which is, I think, GMT +5).  I have no plans tomorrow night so partners should be out a few hours, at most, after that.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 10, 2014 09:25:58 AM
Yay Cackle! I was hoping you would join. I'm always in awe of your skills! (still love the house with feet! )  :)

 :-*


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 10, 2014 04:28:00 PM
Okay, we're up-to-date with 22 swappers and just under 24 hours to go!  I'm too tired to do anything else (and if I go to sleep now I'll be up at 3 am...) so I think I'll go poke around Pinterest...  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 10, 2014 06:49:45 PM
woohoo - partners soon!  I am sitting here staring at my latest emptied Sucrets tin and waiting to be struck by inspiration.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: grasshopper on July 10, 2014 08:39:26 PM
Me, me!  Pick me, pick me!  I sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 11, 2014 05:19:38 AM
.... a few hours to go....


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 11, 2014 06:03:28 AM
This is gonna be fun! :) Looks like we are about to have a full house, too.

As for odd tins, in the last shrine swap I did, I used one of those circular tins from Trader Joe's that has a window in the lid. I saved those tins for a while for a special crafty cause. I might have some more hiding in a box somewhere that I haven't unpacked (from moving back in April :P ) You can see the shrine I made here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434532.new#new


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 11, 2014 06:15:54 AM
We're up to 23 swappers (I'll get you added, grasshopper, tonight!) and in the event we end on an odd number, anyone want two partners?  I'll do it if no one else wants to (since as organizer I can't finish this swap early, anyway!), but I thought I'd give everyone else the chance to have extra fun!

I did some pre-partnering last night, once I got past shipping and allergies it was pretty random... I'll fine-tune it tonight!  Or I'll just draw people at random.  Either way... :)

Oh, and I do love the round shrines! Maybe a trip over to Trader Joe's is in order... :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 11, 2014 06:17:27 AM
Eeee!  I can barely wait for partners!   :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on July 11, 2014 07:22:32 AM
Survey in! Doing my first swap in a looooong time. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 11, 2014 07:41:24 AM
I am so excited to have partners when I get home from work this evening. If you do have an odd number you can also do a round robin. LOL, I'd do that.


Title: Re:
Post by: Jen Sews on July 11, 2014 09:33:03 AM
Thanks for the happy birthday wish!  I gad a grea t day with my mom and sis and kids galore.   We had some car trouble and
 ended up at a random camoground.   It was crazy!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 11, 2014 10:11:51 AM
So close! And I could probably do 2, if necessary.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: grasshopper on July 11, 2014 10:30:40 AM
Life has calmed down sooo much for me!  I would LOVE to have 2 partners!  And, thank you all that sent me good vibes while times were rough!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 11, 2014 10:35:00 AM
I'll hop in line for double partners if it is necessary :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on July 11, 2014 11:22:57 AM
:D :D so excited for this swap!!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: wdicwg on July 11, 2014 12:23:40 PM
Looking forward to partners!  Its getting close and I'm glad I got into this swap!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 11, 2014 01:16:31 PM
Roughly three hours left! And I want you all to know that there is nothing I want to more right now than curl up and take a nap the second I get home (why sooooo tired?!) but I won't, because I promised you guys 6pm closing and partners shortly after, and that is what you shall have!

But I am really really inexplicably sleepy, so please check carefully when you get your partners to make sure I haven't messed up!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 11, 2014 03:22:04 PM
I've started sending out a few of the partners, there are some that are tightly constrained due to allergies, so even if anyone else wants to sign up (you still have 40 minutes!) it wouldn't effect those.

We have a lot of cat owners and a few cat allergies...  O.o  I'm checking as carefully as I can, please let me know ASAP if one slips through...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU 6/30-7/11 UNTIL 6PM CDT, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 11, 2014 04:12:27 PM
Aaaaaaand, we are partnered!  I hope.  Let me know if there are any issues with shipping/allergies/etc.

If you really are feeling the love for this swap and wanted to swap with more people, I might mention there will be an Invite Your Partner swap opening soon, and there are always private swaps!  I'm pretty sure I'm not going to stop at just one shrine, I can probably shoe-horn them into some of the other swaps I'm doing... :D

Oh, and please check the first post and make sure the partnering and your PMs match up, and make a note of the group you're in!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 11, 2014 04:18:39 PM
Woo!  I love my partner's themes and already have a couple ideas.... :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on July 11, 2014 04:39:16 PM
Eeeee! Ludi <3 so excited!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 11, 2014 05:23:02 PM
And I did manage to mess up, please check your allergies and allergens!  Trying to get it straightened out now...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 11, 2014 09:41:24 PM
Hi PerfectlyBohemian! Glad to have you as my partner! :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 12, 2014 03:52:17 PM
... sorry - stupid bout of nasty bronchitis when I was 22 made me sensitive to cat fur and it's been getting worse since - but unless someone crafts something with the craft fur and I breathe it in or rub myself with it, it should have been OK :(

Regardless, I am happy to be crafting for either partner - I just hope I am worthy!



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 12, 2014 04:10:23 PM
Bought my first major supply today. woo hooo. can't wait to begin the Craft!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on July 12, 2014 04:53:28 PM
Checking in - bought some supplies today. Planning on working on my shrine next weekend during my monthly craft day with my friends :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 12, 2014 05:24:20 PM
I've been having fun looking at my partners likes on pinterest. I think I already have my ' wooden box' to create the shrine out of...so now just to see how to transform it into total awesomeness. 8)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 12, 2014 05:27:08 PM
I am so excited to have bluepaison as my partner. Thank so much. Two crazy cat ladies.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 12, 2014 06:27:50 PM
I've already got an idea in the works, and I haven't even had a chance to browse pinterest yet! Gonna start crafting soon. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 12, 2014 08:06:14 PM
Hi PerfectlyBohemian! Glad to have you as my partner! :D

I'm really looking forward to this swap! I hope I can craft to something amazing enough to match your awesomeness!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 13, 2014 04:55:38 AM
My awesomeness just tripped on a rug and spilled coffee all over herself.
 :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 13, 2014 06:42:55 AM
My awesomeness just tripped on a rug and spilled coffee all over herself.
 :D

Yup. That's awesome.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 13, 2014 07:05:22 AM
My awesomeness just tripped on a rug and spilled coffee all over herself.
 :D
Whoops! I hope it was iced coffee and not hot! :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 13, 2014 07:35:11 AM
I am excited to craft for Ramona Q...went to the consignment store yesterday for treasure seeking purposes.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: aada on July 13, 2014 08:37:20 AM
I have one really strong idea, but other themes keep bouncing into my head! I am going to sketch out a bunch of ideas, then see which one I want. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 13, 2014 10:19:09 AM
My original idea might be too elaborate to finish in time, so I think I'd better have a backup plan - but I'm still going to try for the ambitious thing!   :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 13, 2014 12:58:30 PM
Squee.....partners!
I am lucky enough to live a couple of blocks from several thrift stores... so I went out yesterday to look for a shine "venue" lol.  I found the perfect thing....I am soooo excited.  Fingers crossed it turns out how I imagine it.   ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on July 13, 2014 09:36:29 PM
Eeep! Ludi!
Lol I hear you on coming up with grandiose ideas then going... Um wait a minute I live in the real world. Most of the time grandiose nags and nags and I give in. xD


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 14, 2014 12:06:01 AM
I think I have an idea... but I was wondering if there is a size limit?


Title: Re:
Post by: Jen Sews on July 14, 2014 06:36:41 AM
I am so excited for this swap!  Still thinking about what to make...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 14, 2014 06:50:41 AM
I think I have an idea... but I was wondering if there is a size limit?

I was wondering the same thing?


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 14, 2014 10:43:03 AM
I started thinking yesterday.  My partner has a great list to choose from, but that's what's dangerous - I want to make something from all of the themes!  Great and quick matching, Smeddley.  Thank you!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 14, 2014 11:06:45 AM
Size limit wise I had a minimum (so no mini tins or matchbooks) but there is no upper limit - just remember, what you get might be on the smaller side, as long as you're okay with sending bigger (and it's mail-able, I don't think anyone would go that crazy but I did learn the hard way that different countries have different maximum mailing sizes!  It wasn't for Craftster, but it was... an experience), go for it!  I figure there will be a variety of shapes and sizes, if my current idea pans out (my current favorite, I have three semi-planned themes!) I'll build my box based on what the inside turns out needing!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ramona Q on July 14, 2014 06:28:32 PM
I am excited to craft for Ramona Q...went to the consignment store yesterday for treasure seeking purposes.

Hello Hoppy! Looking forward to crafting for you  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on July 15, 2014 09:28:17 AM
I went through my ephemera last night and I think I found some quality stuff - so glad I did that ephemera swap a couple months back. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 16, 2014 02:48:31 PM
I have a shadowbox that has compartments that I want to use - I have an idea that could use compartments - but then again, it doesn't have the depth I want.  I may have to modify my idea, or make some changes.  I am working on the concept sketches now. 



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 16, 2014 05:43:20 PM
I went to Target today to look for something I had in mind as a base, but I didn't find exactly what I want. I'll probably have to do a little shopping this weekend.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 17, 2014 12:09:58 AM
Oh this is gonna be a good one!  I haven't been at my craft table for some time... oh how I have missed making prizes for partners.   :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 17, 2014 06:45:14 AM
abandoned my first idea.  i think...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 17, 2014 07:39:17 AM
I have gotten the materials I need and hope to assemble next Tues and Wed. Hope it looks like I see it in my head. :-)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on July 17, 2014 10:00:38 AM
I have materials gathered as well! Lucky for me, a few weeks ago I came across a box of cool tins I had stashed. Now I have something to use them for. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 17, 2014 11:56:38 AM
I'm torn between my original idea and a completely different approach to the same theme.... ???


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 17, 2014 12:07:33 PM
I have a few ideas bouncing around and I keep going back and forth between them. I think I have the object that the actual shrine will be held by, which I really like a lot,...just having issues trying to decide how to transform it....hummmmm ::)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 17, 2014 03:26:48 PM
I think I've finally settled (mostly) on an idea, I've started (but then, I started a different one, soooooooo) and we'll have to see if I can pull it off! 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cabaute on July 17, 2014 05:13:27 PM
Eep... I have stalked, and ideated, and haven't had much time to DO yet (big re-org at work... *sigh*).  I'm planning on having a craftapalooza of a weekend and I'm hoping I can put all my ideas together and they come out as amazing as they are in my head!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 18, 2014 07:42:11 PM
I *think* I am finished...well, waiting on the glue to dry and then make sure it all looks okay after it dries to prepare to send. :)
SO, it may be in the mail tomorrow if all goes well with the ole glue...

 :) and as I couldn't decide upon just one of the themes that were listed...I have combined several.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: aada on July 18, 2014 09:39:28 PM
EEP! I am still very very much in the planning and starting to acquire stages!  :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 19, 2014 04:26:31 AM
I have found some of my natural elements and cut them down to size.  Sculpted some of the other elements.  Happy with one.  Not so happy with the others, so may redo them, or find alternates.  Added one background (the main) panel, and decorated the outsides.  Overall, am happy with progress.  I am going out to get some supplies.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 19, 2014 12:55:43 PM
Well the glue set well and I love how its turned out yet I managed to miss getting to the post office before they closed (they are only open for like an hour here on Saturday mornings) so I will be sending out next week for sure! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 19, 2014 03:05:51 PM
I found a new technique that I have to try!   :D  All excited! 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 19, 2014 04:16:44 PM
I'm going to go shopping around to see if I can find something I like tomorrow for my base. I have some backup ideas, but I would like to make sure they are long-lasting. I had planned to shop today, but I hosted an afternoon tea that lasted twice as long as I had planned for :P


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on July 19, 2014 06:05:17 PM
Worked hard on my shrine today. I had to make many little things out of poly-clay and they came out very well I think :) Hopefully I'll be finishing up next week as long as all continues to go well :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: .:dollface:. on July 19, 2014 06:07:37 PM
I'm still lurking around... My work schedule is calming down so hoping to get started and finished this week...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 20, 2014 08:14:57 AM
I decided on a whim last evening to go a a completely different direction and I am very happy about it. Still working out the interior, however.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 20, 2014 09:14:27 AM
I am thrilled to say that I am finished - including the last minute embellishments I decided to add. 

It helps that it is my long weekend off (yay to 12 hour shifts and shift work - it gives me the added benefit of 4-5 day weekends at times).  Also, DH went away this weekend with the dogs, to help his family reno a vacation property they bought up north - yay for no distractions.  Also that I found elements I wanted right away - yay for well stocked stores and coupons!  Also I neglected some of the housework (yay for slovenliness - ok, maybe not so much - but then again, I did do a major overhaul and mega clean of the kitchen a couple of days ago and a good scrub down of all the bathrooms.  I will never ever win the fight against the battalions of dog fur soldiers).

So yay - I am done - including my note, and the fact that my colleagues help enable my crafting and one saved a box for me months ago which is the PERFECT size for this shrine. 

However, I learned long ago that sometimes a lack of patience is my downfall... so I literally glued on the last piece 15 minutes ago and I am going to let it sit for the next couple of days so all elements cure fully and dry well before I wrap and ship.  I will ship Wednesday...

... but I can't help it... here is a teaser....



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 20, 2014 11:51:02 AM
Oh that is cruel! I haven't done any more work on mine, but I did get a supply I needed, so as soon as I finish the last thing for my science swap, I'll be back on it... as soon as I figure out exactly how I'm going to the one piece...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 20, 2014 01:49:59 PM
I found my base today! It is exactly what I was looking for except a little bigger.... okay, twice as big. I hope Cackle doesn't mind. I just started prepping the base, and I'll start working on the innards tonight at my craft group's meetup. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 20, 2014 04:16:40 PM
I realized I need to buy some supplies before I can proceed, though I made a start.   :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on July 20, 2014 06:45:31 PM
Eeeee!!! I need to get on the stick! I think I may be able to get some time in tonight. After poking all over my partner's Pinterest, I have a ton of ideas.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 21, 2014 06:58:48 AM
I'm going to start tonight!  I have my stuff all picked out.  Here's to hoping it all goes as planned!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 21, 2014 07:03:39 AM
I get Tomorrow to start and work on mine, and got the supplies. I see a lot of drying time in my future.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on July 21, 2014 07:27:22 AM
I'm pretty excited about my shrine. I was unsure at first but the more I work on it the more I love it. I worked on it last night and its really coming together nicely. I have more work to do, more tiny things to make from poly clay, some painting, etc. But I'm really happy with it so far. :) I hope my partner will love it the way I do ;)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on July 21, 2014 12:20:16 PM
I started in on construction last night and realized there are some technical restrictions on the kind of paper the ephemera is printed on... still possible, but will definitely require some additional time and/or techniques!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on July 21, 2014 01:35:09 PM
I sent part A today! Ludi! Part B will be when I return from 3 weeks in Canada!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 21, 2014 01:54:41 PM
I will send near the deadline - have fun on your trip!   :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: adrienne_bowers on July 21, 2014 02:47:40 PM
Still planning what I want to do exactly.   Thinking, thinking....


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 21, 2014 05:15:30 PM
I'm trying not to bite off more than I can chew, but I want to try some new things!   :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 21, 2014 07:19:43 PM
Well, even though I am finished, i have had a few unexpected things to occur so i may have to wait till the first to send out. (cash flow or lack there of!) hum...maybe i need to go through my closet and see if i have left any cash in old purses  :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 21, 2014 09:55:31 PM
I think I know what I'm going to make, but I still haven't found the perfect vessel for the shrine. I'm working on emptying my house, so I'm sure I'll find one soon.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 21, 2014 11:06:32 PM
Things are coming along quite nicely.  I'm really excited about this little shrine.  In fact....I really want to keep it.  lol  But those are the best things to send.   ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 22, 2014 05:46:50 AM
I made some small progress on my shrine for Cackle in the last couple days. I made a miniature something to go on the back panel and made the background for the shrine also. Some other tidbits also started coming together for inside once I start making more progress on the "focus" piece. I'm probably going a whee bit overboard, but I'm having fun :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ramona Q on July 22, 2014 05:29:43 PM
Just checking in. Made some things out of paper clay today, they might make it into the shrine...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on July 23, 2014 10:18:21 AM
In case you hadn't seen it, I should mention we do have a gallery set up, and at least one person should be receiving this week (hopefully!).

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434691.0#axzz38JQtUOxt (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434691.0#axzz38JQtUOxt)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on July 23, 2014 10:54:37 AM
YAY - I think this will be a fantabulous gallery.  I was going to send this morning, but my day rather got away from me (darn that fascinating time killer, the internet).  I have it all ready to ship off, so I am going to do it tomorrow, when the weather is nicer and cooler.  I swear!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 23, 2014 11:02:26 AM
I can't believe there is already going to be a gallery! I'm not even half done with my shrine.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: grasshopper on July 23, 2014 02:00:42 PM
How goes the crafting?  A gallery ALREADY?  We got overachievers!  I am still working on mine.  This shrine is gonna rock!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: wdicwg on July 23, 2014 09:27:39 PM
So I have all of my planned elements done and it looks good, but it doesn't seem "right" yet.  So I'm going to hang on to it a bit, since I still have some time before send outs to see if I can find what it needs to be "right.".

Does anyone else have that happen...or is it just me?


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 24, 2014 08:52:54 AM
I've been working on PB's shrine and it's coming along really well!
I took inspiration from her Pinterest and it's been surprisingly smooth sailing......
(knock on wood)  ;D


I made some small progress on my shrine for Cackle in the last couple days. I made a miniature something to go on the back panel and made the background for the shrine also. Some other tidbits also started coming together for inside once I start making more progress on the "focus" piece. I'm probably going a whee bit overboard, but I'm having fun :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 24, 2014 08:56:03 AM
I've gone and changed themes again!   ::)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 24, 2014 10:42:52 AM
I'm knocking on wood!! Last night I switched from the focus element of your shrine to all the "supporting" elements to make sure I have time for the extras in case the focus piece doesn't come up well and I can sub in something else but still have all the cool stuff around it. I'm having a lot of fun with everything! Pretty much every element has been inspired by something from someone on Craftster or on Cackle's pinterest. I'm glad I have the option of dropping it off at your house while I'm in town because it might be a whee bit delicate when all the pieces are assembled.

On another note, Everyone time someone uses my username initials, it makes me want some peanut butter ;) Maybe I should change my name.

I've been working on PB's shrine and it's coming along really well!
I took inspiration from her Pinterest and it's been surprisingly smooth sailing......
(knock on wood)  ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 24, 2014 10:53:22 AM
I could call you PerBo.......
 ;D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: aada on July 25, 2014 10:40:25 AM
I am behind my own schedule! I should be dedicating some time to supply-gathering and shrine base-building this weekend!  ;D

*grumbles about work*


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Im Sew Silly on July 25, 2014 10:04:58 PM
I am behind my own schedule! I should be dedicating some time to supply-gathering and shrine base-building this weekend!  ;D

*grumbles about work*
I am behind, or still working anyway on a different swap than this one, just waiting a few more days to send yours which is finished ($$). I planned on doing some mad crafting this weekend but alas the other half got a wild hair in his head and decided that we needed to paint a couple of rooms in our house NOW. Soooo I will be painting, but not the fun kind...


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: .:dollface:. on July 26, 2014 04:03:51 AM
I have not vanished off the face of the earth.  I'm still here.. collecting things.. and ideas


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 26, 2014 07:48:49 AM
Oh my gosh, I can't express how thrilled I am with what Cryssoliel sent me!   :D :D :D Pics as soon as I can!



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 26, 2014 09:39:29 AM
yeah, wanna see those  pics!!!  working on mine at the job when my patient is napping.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on July 27, 2014 02:27:23 PM
Been working hard all weekend, and I'm almost done with my shrine :) I have one more thing to do to it and I'll be ready to send :) Hopefully I'll send thursday


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 27, 2014 03:22:08 PM
Finally beginning assembly of some components....


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on July 28, 2014 04:57:34 AM
I began this weekend.  This whole enjoying summer thing and working 3 jobs has me pretty busy, but I'm making progress!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: dontneedaclassroom on July 28, 2014 03:30:24 PM
Phase 1 of 3ish is complete! But Phase 2 is presenting some unexpected technical difficulties. I thought I owned enough kinds of glue and tape to attach any two surfaces, but none of them are sufficient for my mighty purpose. Maybe my opponents have a weakness to some hitherto unknown adhesive? Or... nails?

Adventure!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 28, 2014 03:44:10 PM
I am also facing technical challenges - I've had to redo one part three times so far... :P


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on July 29, 2014 11:46:24 AM
things are......progressing?  lol  As always, my plans are so huge in the beginning....lights, action, trained monkeys....I've had to tone it down a bit to work within my skill set.   :D

But I think it will be well received.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 29, 2014 12:55:05 PM
I made a teensy amount of progress last night. My husband interrupted my "craft time" because he wanted me to watch a movie with him. At least tomorrow night he will be out with friends, so if I don't make much progress tonight, I'll have at least one good chunk of crafting time this week.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 29, 2014 01:48:19 PM
I made a teensy amount of progress last night. My husband interrupted my "craft time" because he wanted me to watch a movie with him. At least tomorrow night he will be out with friends, so if I don't make much progress tonight, I'll have at least one good chunk of crafting time this week.

Those pesky husbands!  :D
I've hit a snag and have been staring at the shrine for two days. Nothing new for me.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on July 29, 2014 02:00:59 PM
I am making progress...slow but steady! Now it's back downstairs to work before the kids wake up.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on July 29, 2014 02:31:00 PM
This has definitely entered Stupnormous territory..... :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on July 29, 2014 11:45:13 PM
Still here! Met some life difficulties this month, taking a bit of a break this weekend, but I'll finish up crafting as soon as I return.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on July 30, 2014 07:38:02 AM
Still staring.....


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on July 30, 2014 08:53:45 AM
Had an accident with the main piece falling out, so an alternate option is in the works. Sigh......


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on July 30, 2014 09:07:09 AM
I knocked out a couple more small components last night. The part I'm putting on the back needs more something... I haven't figured out what though (glitter?? ;D). I still haven't gotten back to the focus element in case I run out of time and want to do something simpler for it.

I need to figure out how to assemble everything securely also so I don't have to worry about damage during travel.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on July 30, 2014 07:21:11 PM
l pick up this project daily and do about half an hour at a time. Can't wait to see the parts come together.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on July 30, 2014 07:42:55 PM
I keep second guessing things and re-doing them...and then thinking I should have stuck with the original plan. MUST get done this weekend so I can send out!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: wdicwg on July 31, 2014 05:35:22 PM
Today In an effort to make my shrine look right to me, I poked holes in the already completely decorated tin.  That was very nerve wracking, but thankfully it went well and I will hopefully be able to mail out on Tuesday or Wednesday.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on July 31, 2014 07:09:17 PM
I'm just about done, I've packed up some parts of it tonight, I have one part left to finish and it should be in the mail soon! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on August 01, 2014 10:16:32 AM
Working on mine this weekend. Should be making excellent progress.  I have the most of the pieces, just have to start the nervewracking assembly. :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 02, 2014 12:38:21 AM
Checking in.  I'm a lot behind... but still thinking happy thoughts about sending on time :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on August 02, 2014 04:50:18 PM
Tried a thing and it failed.  Trying another thing.  An important supply arrived!  Panicking a bit anyway!   :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Luvebuggy99 on August 02, 2014 07:53:19 PM
Shrine is all done, packed up and ready to go. I'll be mailing it out on Monday :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on August 03, 2014 07:15:48 AM
Actually have a day off today! Wonder of wonders. Will spend a lot of that time on my shrine. I am glad I was forced to not work on it for a while. It made me take the time to consider things and I believe I have hit upon the best plan yet.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on August 03, 2014 07:49:52 PM
Made some actual progress this weekend!

Please remember send-outs are a week from tomorrow, let us know if you're going to be late. Gi go shriney goodness! :D


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on August 04, 2014 10:32:42 AM
Eeeeee!!! Making progress, but need to make more. To the craft room!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on August 04, 2014 06:08:01 PM
I am sad that I am done with the crafting part of it :(


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on August 05, 2014 07:51:18 AM
I have the next two days off so I'm hoping to finish today!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on August 05, 2014 09:42:00 AM
Heading into the home stretch!   :o


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 05, 2014 10:43:17 AM
I finished a handful of teeny to smallish components for Cackle's shrine over the last couple nights. Still very slowly working on the main piece for the shrine. I am sadly unskilled at the method I'm using, so I'm taking a million baby steps to get through it.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ramona Q on August 05, 2014 08:03:09 PM
Have the shrine painted, just need to commit the components with glue!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: adrienne_bowers on August 06, 2014 04:02:42 PM
I'm here!  Should be finished up by Friday I hope!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on August 06, 2014 04:06:57 PM
Mostly finished; should send on Friday.  :)



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on August 06, 2014 05:00:32 PM
I'll... almost certainly be sending on Monday, because I still have a lot to do, but I'm really happy with how it's (finally) coming together!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: lovesclutter on August 06, 2014 08:12:50 PM
Finished and hope to post tomorrow on the way to work.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 06, 2014 09:05:56 PM
Just realized that the piece I've been working on from the start of this swap doesn't really fit in my shrine base :( I've got a craft date with a friend tomorrow night, so hopefully we can scheme something up to replace it or figure out what else to sacrifice to make it fit.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: aada on August 08, 2014 07:22:09 AM
Sending on Monday! This weekend will be dedicated to glue-drying and hoping all the pieces fit together as perfectly as they do in the mock-up!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on August 08, 2014 08:58:06 AM
Heading into the last weekend!  Hope everyone is doing well!

I have some gluing to do and then need to figure out a box... I really hope it makes it without getting destroyed... 


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on August 08, 2014 01:42:29 PM
Sent!   :)  I'm a little nervous about this one because I tried a lot of new things all in one piece....


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on August 08, 2014 04:42:08 PM
Almost have the shrine complete! I could probably wrap it up tonight. Hooray!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: .:dollface:. on August 08, 2014 10:40:27 PM
Checking in.  I might be sending late  :-[


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 09, 2014 07:12:13 AM
Finished! I'm going to hand deliver my shrine to Cackle on Tuesday! I'll be disconnected until Tuesday night probably though.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: blupaisan on August 09, 2014 10:16:29 AM
My very last piece is drying!!   So excited!  Sure wish the PO was open tomorrow... will be mailing out Monday.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: wdicwg on August 09, 2014 10:44:00 PM
I'm finished and will be mailing on Monday.  I got behind so may times with this one it was ridiculous!  Now to go visit the gallery!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: grasshopper on August 10, 2014 06:27:07 AM
Almost ready to go!!  Wheeeeee!!!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: cackle on August 10, 2014 07:22:23 AM
Perfectly Bohemian and i are going to meet up and swap in person Tuesday. Fun!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ChameleonHound on August 10, 2014 01:03:36 PM
Checking in... got some work to do, but I will hopefully have it done in time to go Monday. Things got super busy all of a sudden; I can't wait to not be packing up a house soon, and to have more time for the important things like crafting!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: hoppy on August 10, 2014 04:32:58 PM
Just have a teensy bit of painting to do and I'll be ready to send out on Monday. I really let myself get behind on this one. Hope my partners likes it!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on August 11, 2014 05:35:56 AM
SEND-OUTS ARE TODAY!

Please let me (or Cryssoleil) and your partner know if you're going to be sending late!  If no one has heard from you by tomorrow I'm going to have to hunt you down with my viscous pack of killer dust bunnies, you don't want to see what they'll do when they catch you... ;)

My box is packed up and ready to go, I'll run to the post office at lunch!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: stellato_escuro on August 11, 2014 10:16:47 AM
I sent, my partner sent...all is right with the world.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: kwality570 on August 11, 2014 06:33:39 PM
I sent on Saturday.  I sure hope Jen Sews likes the shrine I made for her.  :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on August 11, 2014 06:58:51 PM
I've been trying to keep the list on the gallery as up-to-date as possible, as has Cryssoleil, so if you see your name doesn't show the right status let us know!  Technology isn't infallible, and PMs could get lost!

Tomorrow the sharp pokes with sticks come out if we haven't gotten a pm - late is fine, as long as you're in communication!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: ShannonMB on August 11, 2014 10:07:19 PM
Shrine is done and winging it's way to my partner.  Email with DC# has been sent to all peoples....please no vicious dust bunnies or sharp sticks.  lol

I'm off to stalk the gallery!!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Ludi on August 12, 2014 08:55:02 AM
My partner returns from her trip today and my package should be waiting for her.  :)



Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on August 12, 2014 09:29:36 AM
I am packing up getting ready for a long plane ride! Going home to swap packages!!! ^_^ eases the sting of saying good bye to my family.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on August 27, 2014 06:54:54 AM
I've started planning my angel package for kwality570! I've got an idea that I really want to run with inspired by a diorama on her Pinterest. I've already got the perfect "base" also, so I shouldn't need to buy any supplies. I'm going to start working on it this weekend or early next week since I'm finishing up the IYP swap right now. There's a chance I might get started during lunch one day this week depending on what comes up at work.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 02, 2014 05:05:01 PM
I started kwality's shrine over the weekend! I'm really happy with how it is going! It's going to be one of those "hard to send" items ;)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on September 03, 2014 11:46:56 AM
Ahhh the hard send items are the best/worst!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 07, 2014 07:21:38 PM
Almost done! Should be able to send in a couple days! :)


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on September 07, 2014 07:58:59 PM
Yay!!!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on September 08, 2014 07:14:24 PM
My shrine for kwality is done! It passed the shake test, too ;) I'll take pictures in the morning and try to go to the post office at lunch.


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on September 08, 2014 07:28:08 PM
Awesome!  Thank you so much for angeling!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Cryssoleil on September 09, 2014 06:24:50 PM
I can't wait to see it!!! &#128516;


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Smeddley on September 14, 2014 10:27:29 AM
And, we're all sent and received, moving this thread to the archive board!  Thanks for the great swap, everyone!


Title: Re: Whimsical Shrine Swap (SU CLOSED, SO 8/11)
Post by: Onyxnox on September 15, 2014 03:11:11 PM
Thanks for a great theme for the swap and organizing it!