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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: DogGrrl on May 16, 2006 04:00:18 PM



Title: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 16, 2006 04:00:18 PM
Swap name: Retro Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DogGrrl
Sign-up date range: 5/16 – 5/30
Date to send item by: 7/11

Partners!

jamiemarieblue<-------------->kittykill
RaeAmazon <------------------> casslyra
Velour <-------------------->pollen
catsprefermarlie -------------->douglasa
douglasa --------------------->doggrrl
doggrrl -------------------->catsprefermarlie

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20   

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Sorry guys, since this is my first time as an organizer I need to limit participants to US residents only (I am soooo sorry about this  :'()

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages allowed

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:  

This is the Wild Cool and Swingin’ Retro swap!  Come and express your love for all things retro whether it is the Rat Pack or disco balls! This swap will focuse on the decades of the 1920’s through the 1970’s and swappers will be matched up as closely as possible to others with the same favorite era.  This swap will require a send out of 1 big item and 2 smaller items (in terms of crafting time).  

Come and show us what ya know Daddio!


There will be a longer than normal craft time due to a vacation planned in early June, Fourth of July weekend and also because this is my first time as an organizer!

Okay, now for the rules (shamelessly stolen from Pink Mafia!):

1. If this is your first swap please read: (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

2. You must post on this thread. A simple I'm in! or whatever will suffice. This is so I'm certain you get all messages.

3. Please put "Retro Swap" in the title of all PMs so it doesn’t get too confusing!

4. Please make an item that you would like to receive. Do some research and communicate with your partner.

5.Delivery Confirmation Numbers will be required for all packages

6.  It is important to communicate with your partners and the organizer.  When you have received, please remember to inform your partner and the organizer!  If you are late, you need to pm your partner and the swap organizer ASAP.

8. I will send reminder PMs to check on your progress, this will help people avoid flaking. If you have any concerns or questions, pm me rather than just dropping out. If you and your partner have problems let me know so we can organize something.  Lets make this a flake free and fun swap!


Please do not sign up if you can't fulfill the requirements of this swap

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

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

What era of retro goodness would you LIKE to receive from
Specifically?
Generally?
What era of retro would you NOT like to receive from?
Specifically?
Generally?
What are your favorite colors?
What are your least favorite colors?
What retro crafty goodies would you like to receive?
What would you not like to receive?
What else would you like to tell your partner?  (Please be sure to include any restrictions, such as no animal byproducts, religious symbol preferences, allergies, etc.)

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


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

STATUS:

jamiemarieblue
kittykill
casslyra
catsprefermarlie
doggrrl

RaeAmazon
Velour
pollen
douglassa


sent

late but communicating




Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: JamieInTheAK on May 17, 2006 10:34:52 AM
This looks awesome!!!!!!  I think I might be in!  ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: PinkMafia on May 17, 2006 06:58:10 PM
I may join as well. I'll keep an eye on it!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 18, 2006 02:39:56 PM
Oh, please do! I only have one sign-up so far.  Maybe there just isn't any interest?  :'(


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: casslyra on May 18, 2006 04:49:19 PM
really only one sign up? that would be mine right? there seemed like there was tons of interest on the idea forum. come on people sign up it will be so much fun. please please please.


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: kittykill on May 18, 2006 06:15:34 PM
ohh.... I think the timing is just right. Okay. I'll fill out the paper work...I'm in!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: redpopsicles on May 18, 2006 07:57:02 PM
There is defintely interest!!!  I am just trying to decide whether to take my boyfriend's advice and cut down on my swapping or to go ahead and do it. (He thinks I am overstressed/overworked from crafting, as if that could be possible ;D  It's the other things in life - work and whatnot - that make me stressed).  Actually, my one stress reliever is crafting.  I probably won't take his advice, hee hee! ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: ILoveGummyWorms on May 18, 2006 09:01:17 PM
I am finishing up my first swap...It should be done in the next coupla days, and then I would so love this! ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: humblestumble on May 18, 2006 11:35:30 PM
If sign ups remain slow, I will probably join ;)


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 19, 2006 08:25:05 AM
Yay! Thanks guys!  Well, we have three sign-ups including myself, so worst case scenario - we can have a mini-swap!  ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: kittykill on May 19, 2006 09:41:01 AM
There is defintely interest!!!  I am just trying to decide whether to take my boyfriend's advice and cut down on my swapping or to go ahead and do it. (He thinks I am overstressed/overworked from crafting, as if that could be possible ;D  It's the other things in life - work and whatnot - that make me stressed).  Actually, my one stress reliever is crafting.  I probably won't take his advice, hee hee! ;D

C'mon....ya know you want to........


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: PinkMafia on May 19, 2006 10:50:22 AM
I plan on it, I just want to send my Invite your partner swap packages out first. The sendout is 5-23 so it should be soon!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: RaeAmazon on May 19, 2006 01:54:23 PM
Count me IN!

I am getting swap-happy again. . .  watch out boyfriend!  Crafty messes shall commence!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 19, 2006 09:00:39 PM
Thanks guys! I was sooo worried I was going to get “Peter Brady’d” on this swap! 

We now have four swappers (including myself)!  Yeah, I know I’m a complete dork, for getting excited about three sign-ups, but what can ya do?

I did find a really cool link today with tons of retro pulp/book art and the copied images printed out great with both Photoshop and my cheapo copy of Printshop – here it is:

http://www.goodgirlart.com/gallery.html (http://www.goodgirlart.com/gallery.html)


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 24, 2006 07:20:33 PM
I'm not sure why sign-ups have been slow  :'(  No other retro fans out there?


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: kittykill on May 24, 2006 07:23:08 PM
yeah-there was a lot of buzz when we were talking about it. Hey, at least all the cool kids are in this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: PinkMafia on May 24, 2006 09:26:08 PM
Who is in so far? If I can get my color swap package sent out I will definately join. I gave myself a 2 swap limit and I'm maxed out now.


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: grannystylee on May 24, 2006 10:31:15 PM
I was in on the buzz but have just completed 4 swaps in a row and some overlapping, one still in progress... I just want to make sure I can really commit and give it my all.  If I don't join I'll be watching jealously!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: Velour on May 26, 2006 01:09:42 PM
Ooo! Ooo! Me Me! I'm definetly signing up for this one :)


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: marlie2 on May 26, 2006 11:04:55 PM
I've been watching this thread for so long and just counting the days until the 30th when I will have been a craftster.org member for a month! You have my word that on Tuesday at 12:01 am I'm gonna swoop down and pm you. I've been very excited about this swap for a while!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: Velour on May 27, 2006 04:33:04 PM
Oh btw, I thought of this only after sending the app.. If there isn't a good match for me I'll be happy to craft for just about any decade, even if I'm a little picky about what I want to receive :).


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 27, 2006 05:29:59 PM
I think we're good. Everyone has posted either the thirties, forties or fifties as their favorite decade  ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: pollen on May 28, 2006 01:21:58 PM
This sounds fun.  :D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: marlie2 on May 29, 2006 09:53:44 PM
Count me in too! Last minute!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on May 30, 2006 07:30:58 AM
Woo - hoo! Partners will be posted tomorrow!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: Velour on May 30, 2006 01:19:24 PM
Yay!  :)


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: douglasa on May 30, 2006 09:06:04 PM
Hopefully I made it in, I sent it in at 12:04 which is technically the 31st...
ashley


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: JamieInTheAK on May 30, 2006 09:16:31 PM
Talk about cutting it close!  Sent my info in :)


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: marlie2 on June 26, 2006 01:08:29 PM
How are you guys's projects going?
You ought to see my livingroom right now! It's a flurry of beads fabric yarn and cotton! This is too fun!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: JamieInTheAK on June 26, 2006 01:23:27 PM
I am sending today.  I got done pretty early -- so why not send :)  I will PM the DCN tonight  ;D


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on June 26, 2006 07:24:27 PM
Hey all! Sorry I haven't been in touch - my laptop died (major hard drive crash)  :P

How is everyone's crafting going?


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: casslyra on June 27, 2006 09:49:54 AM
everything is going ok, here


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on June 30, 2006 08:23:44 AM
People are starting to receive!  Post all of your retro goodness here:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16744182.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16744182.0)

I can't wait to see what everyone's come up with!


Title: Re: RETRO SWAP! (Sign-ups 5/16 thru 5/30, Send-out by 7/11)
Post by: DogGrrl on July 19, 2006 10:11:48 PM
Heya!
I am so excited to see what everyone came up with!! Please remember to post pics when you receive!!

Also, for those that are late please pm me and let me know when you anticipate sending.  In addition, please remember to pm your partner with your send out status - or let me know if you want me to pm them.

Thanks guys!