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21  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / June ATC Swap ~ 1 Angel FOUND on: August 02, 2010 07:05:05 PM
FOUND one angel! Thanks noooitaremybirthday  Cheesy


I need an angel for the June 2010 Ongoing ATC Swap https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349317.0

3 ATCs have gone MIA and I'd prefer to have one angel cover all three.

The ATC's are all going to addresses in the USA. I'm listing the claims made and the full list of themes for each person if you wish to choose one of their other themes. Thank you in advance for angeling!  Smiley

to MargiePoo - Mermaids

I live in Michigan, USA

The Litte House on the Praire Books
The city/state the artist lives in
Sunflowers
Mermaids
Sailors
The Great Lakes
Your Choice
The Zoo
Animals acting like human
Fans
Harry Potter
Padme/Queen Amidala
Shiloette
Eco-friendly
Sand Dunes
Tiger Lillies
Watercolor


to MunLtStmpr - weird word

I live in New York State in the USA

ATC themes   (Dimensional is fine with me!)

artist's choice
books/reading
cats (tabby to Tiger)
celebrating diversity
celestial
crafting
David Bowie song
Labyrinth (the movie w/ Bowie)
local attraction
Minerva/Athena
moon
non-paper
ocean mammals
poetry
politics (middle of the road to leftish)
puns
quotes
Star Trek (not so much Next Gen or Enterprise)
strange fact/weird word
textures
wildlife


to ThreadOrYarn - Black and White

I'm in Massachusetts, US. Please nothing needing a 'mature' or NSFW tag, or religious, political, or holidays.  

- your favorite vacation place
- artist's choice
- Craftster's "cork man" logo
- a single flower
- fiber or needle arts (knitting, crochet, spinning, cross-stitch, weaving, tatting, etc...)
- Red Sox baseball team
- exotic fish
- microcalligraphy
- inspirational or funny quotes (not a mean/insulting kind of funny though)
- local attraction
- Books
- Monochromatic card in purple, blue, or green
- Black & white
- teddy bears/panda/polar bears
- Zentangle
- Alphabet (english or hebrew)
- Seasons - any 1 or a mix (no holidays please)  
- Trees
- poetry
- Hawaii
- 'The Secret Garden' or A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett (the original books, not the movies)
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Inchie Secrets (send by Sept 27) on: August 02, 2010 07:16:40 AM

Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:
1. kartiana
2. r.forslund ~ Welcome first time swapper!
3. Aidenromantic
4. Juliana13
5. NH822
6. blupaisan
7. MunLtStmpr
8. your.bestnightmare ~ Welcome first time swapper!
9. Ink_A_Dink ~ Welcome first time swapper!
10. missriss
11. Krafty_Karasu
12. llisaredd
13. xTabsx
14. McJulie-O
15. bananasandhair
16. librarylover
17. ehinders
18. Distant_Twilight
19. GlinkS1063
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap- June 2010 Gallery on: June 21, 2010 02:06:19 PM
Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349317.0

Can't wait to see 'em!  Cheesy
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ladybug Spoons ~ with mini tutorial (super easy) on: June 04, 2010 09:54:50 AM
I made these for a swap and just loved them so much I thought I'd share how I made them  Smiley

I found some old spoons at a swap meet (can also be found in second hand stores, they sell them for almost nothing!) and turned them into cute little ladybugs:


Hanging:


You could probably paint first and bend second, but this is how I did it:

1. Clean spoons and allow to dry
2. Bend handle forwards, toward the bowl side of the spoon. I used the edge of a table to start the bend, pushed them closer with my awesome strength, then set the handle on the top of the table and pushed down on the spoon to finish the bend. For the longest finished spoon I had to break out the pliers
3. Rest hands
4. Paint the back of the spoon 'bowl' with one coat of red acrylic paint. I stopped after one coat cause I liked how the spots from the spoon were showing through, but you could add more coats if you want an even toned red
5. Allow paint to dry. They were ok free standing but I didn't want to risk bumping the table and knocking them over so I propped them up a little while drying.
6. Paint a black line down the 'back' of your ladybug
7. Paint around the curve at the tip of the spoon to form the ladybugs head
8. Paint some black spots
9. Allow to dry
10. Hang them up or set them out to display!

I imagine this could be a fun summer craft to make with your little ones as well, if you do the bending I'm sure kids would love to paint their own bugs. If anyone makes these I'd love to see them! I think you could make a bunch of different bugs/designs with these  Smiley I'll probably be making some more for my home too now  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing ATC Swap - June 2010 (Signup - June 30) on: June 01, 2010 03:05:35 PM
Use this thread only for claims.
Please post any discussion in the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332799.0

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351421.0

Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap- June 2010
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Sign-up date range: 06/01/10-06/30/10
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO - YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SHIP INTERNATIONAL FOR THIS SWAP!
Additional Age requirement? NO

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 you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to kartiana:
Name of 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(YES/NO)
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you)

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 to find other rules about participating in a swap.

YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS YOU PM ME AND I ADD YOU TO THE LIST!

***PLEASE! Do not claim someone while waiting for approval!*** You may claim as soon as you get confirmation from me.

Do not sign up if you are currently late in sending in the previous Ongoing ATC Swap.

You can sign up at any time during the month.  Once all of your claims have been received you can request to be removed from the swap and I will issue feedback.


How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!

Try to imagine a chain.  The first link is the first person whose theme list is on page 1 (Person A) – (this will be the organizer as will the last wish closing out the swap)
Now, we want to put another link in the chain.  People will read that list and see if they want to make an ATC from that list.  To make a claim, you would post a reply to the thread with an introduction and a theme list of your own. Then, someone else in the swap will make a claim from your list! And they'll post the same introduction with their info, and their list of themes. And so the chain is built, link by link.
When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last theme list in the chain.  You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last list posted.

More about claiming:
The first part of your post is the claim you're making, and an introduction for whomever will later claim you. The introduction says
a) that you're claiming Person A (who has the most recent list);
b) what theme of ATC you're going to send them;
c) however many times you have picked someone;
d) how many of your ATCs are in transit to their destination;
e) how many of your ATCs have been received by the people you previously claimed; and
f) what country you live in.  
You may also want to note allergies or anything that you would not like to receive. The second part of your post is your list of themes.
Quote
EXAMPLE POST:
I claim Person A for a zombie ATC.  This is my 3rd claim, 2 sent, 1 received.
 I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.   My themes are:
1)   funny foods
2)   polka dots
3)   monster movies
4)   The letter E
5)   cats

 Be sure to PM the person you have claimed for their address.  Or you can PM the person who claimed you and send them your address.

Friends of Craftster are allowed 10 claims at one time, others are allowed 7.  If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one claim.  When that claim is received you can then claim the number of times you are allowed depending on your membership status.  (Become a Friend of Craftster!)

 If you already have one claim that will be sent out late, please don't claim again until that one is sent out.   You DO NOT need a DC# for this swap, but if your ATC is not received, you will need to resend.

If you are at your limit of claims, you can choose again once one of your partners receives, NOT when you send.
***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***
Let's keep the quality of work high!  Do your best, and send something you would like to receive if you were the recipient.

If the thread gets in a rut for a few days/hours, the person who made the last claim should add to their theme list if they can think of anything else, until someone decides to craft for them.

After receiving an ATC, be sure to post a picture of it in the gallery.  You will not receive feedback until you do. But if you lack a camera or scanner, or are having camera/scanner troubles, that won't affect your feedback but you'll need to tell the person who has claimed you right away so that they can take a picture before sending.

Communicate!  Post in the discussion thread! Send PMs whenever you send, receive, or have a question/comment. If you are having issues, please tell the organizer and the person you have claimed. When you send or receive, include both the organizer and the person who is receiving/sending in the PM.
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 Gallery! on: April 21, 2010 06:56:16 AM
Swap thread

Green = sent
Blue = received
Purple = received and pics posted
Strike through = feedback given
Orange = Sending late with communication
Red = Contact me ASAP

bladeburn Sending to:
            Blupaisan – Section 4
            Kayoubi – Section 3
            Ralph – Section 5
blupaisan (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            eukarya – Section 1
            eukarya – Section 5
            Kayoubi – Section 2   
            Ralph – Section 1   
            Ralph – Section 4   
christie.mcnabb (Wins the Super Early Sender Award for 1 out of 3 pages) Sending to:
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 5
            mvelusc – Section 1
            titaniumhip – Section 3
curiousfae (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            eukarya – Section 4
            oreomama – Section 1
            stellou – Section 5
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 1
            whoami7891 – Section 2
eukarya Sending to:
            blupaisan – Section 3
            oreomama – Section 3
            Ralph – Section 3   
            stellou – Section 3   
            titaniumhip – Section 4   
haroldlovesmaude Sending to:
            blupaisan – Section 2
            christie.mcnabb – Section 1
            kartiana – Section 4
            najaorama – Section 2
            whoami7891 – Section 1
hgddm (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
             sophieangele – Section 1
kartiana Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 3
            oreomama – Section 2
            sophieangele – Section 2
Kayoubi Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 2
            Myrdda – Section 1
            titaniumhip – Section 2
mvelusc (Wins the Super Early First Sender Award!) Sending to:
            christie.mcnabb – Section 3
Myrdda (Wins the Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 2
najaorama (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:   
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 3
            kartiana – Section 5
            titaniumhip – Section 1
oreomama Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 1
            eukarya – Section 3
            najaorama – Section 3
Ralph Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 1
            blupaisan – Section 1
            blupaisan – Section 5
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 2
            stellou – Section 4
sophieangele (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            hgddm – Section 1
            kartiana – Section 6
            stellou – Section 1
stellou (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 3
            curiousfae – Section 4
            Ralph – Section 2
            sophieangele – Section 3
            titaniumhip – Section 5
titaniumhip (Wins the Super Early Sender Award!) Sending to:
            christie.mcnabb – Section 2
            eukarya – Section 2
            Kayoubi – Section 1
            najaorama – Section 1
            stellou – Section 2
turtleslovecabbage Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 2
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 4   
            whoami7891 – Section 3
whoami7891 (Early Sender!) Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 5
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 1
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 3
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing ATC Swap - April/May 2010 (Signup - May 31) on: April 13, 2010 08:17:07 AM
Use this thread only for claims.
Please post any discussion in the discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332799.0

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343823.0

Swap Info
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap-April and May 2010
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kartiana
Sign-up date range: 04/13/10-05/31/10
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO - YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SHIP INTERNATIONAL FOR THIS SWAP!
Additional Age requirement? NO

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 you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

If you are currently signed up in the April only round and signup for this round then you will be counting the two swaps together! Example: if you claimed once in the April round add that claim to any you make this round (in my first claim I wrote "Claimed: 2" to cover April and April/May rounds). The swap will change in your profile from the April round to the April and May round (so it will not add an extra swap). You MUST signup with me again to be able to claim in the April and May swap!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to kartiana and rackycoo :
Name of 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(YES/NO)
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you)
Are you currently signed up the the April 2010 Ongoing ATC swap?
If so how many claims do you still have to send out and how many are in transit (You will be adding these numbers to this ATC round)?

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 to find other rules about participating in a swap.

YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS YOU PM ME AND I ADD YOU TO THE LIST!

***PLEASE! Do not claim someone while waiting for approval!*** You may claim as soon as you get confirmation from me.

Do not sign up if you are currently late in sending in the previous Ongoing ATC Swap.

You can sign up at any time during the month.  Once all of your claims have been received you can request to be removed from the swap and I will issue feedback.


How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!

Try to imagine a chain.  The first link is the first person whose theme list is on page 1 (Person A) – (this will be the organizer as will the last wish closing out the swap)
Now, we want to put another link in the chain.  People will read that list and see if they want to make an ATC from that list.  To make a claim, you would post a reply to the thread with an introduction and a theme list of your own. Then, someone else in the swap will make a claim from your list! And they'll post the same introduction with their info, and their list of themes. And so the chain is built, link by link.
When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last theme list in the chain.  You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last list posted.

More about claiming:
The first part of your post is the claim you're making, and an introduction for whomever will later claim you. The introduction says
a) that you're claiming Person A (who has the most recent list);
b) what theme of ATC you're going to send them;
c) however many times you have picked someone;
d) how many of your ATCs are in transit to their destination;
e) how many of your ATCs have been received by the people you previously claimed; and
f) what country you live in.  
You may also want to note allergies or anything that you would not like to receive. The second part of your post is your list of themes.
Quote
EXAMPLE POST:
I claim Person A for a zombie ATC.  This is my 3rd claim, 2 sent, 1 received.
 I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.   My themes are:
1)   funny foods
2)   polka dots
3)   monster movies
4)   The letter E
5)   cats

 Be sure to PM the person you have claimed for their address.  Or you can PM the person who claimed you and send them your address.

Friends of Craftster are allowed 10 claims at one time, others are allowed 7.  If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one claim.  When that claim is received you can then claim the number of times you are allowed depending on your membership status.  (Become a Friend of Craftster!)

 If you already have one claim that will be sent out late, please don't claim again until that one is sent out.   You DO NOT need a DC# for this swap, but if your ATC is not received, you will need to resend.

If you are at your limit of claims, you can choose again once one of your partners receives, NOT when you send.
***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***
Let's keep the quality of work high!  Do your best, and send something you would like to receive if you were the recipient.

If the thread gets in a rut for a few days/hours, the person who made the last claim should add to their theme list if they can think of anything else, until someone decides to craft for them.

After receiving an ATC, be sure to post a picture of it in the gallery.  You will not receive feedback until you do. But if you lack a camera or scanner, or are having camera/scanner troubles, that won't affect your feedback but you'll need to tell the person who has claimed you right away so that they can take a picture before sending.

Communicate!  Post in the discussion thread! Send PMs whenever you send, receive, or have a question/comment. If you are having issues, please tell the organizer and the person you have claimed. When you send or receive, include both the organizer and the person who is receiving/sending in the PM.
28  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Seed spacing... do I have to follow the package directions? :p on: March 29, 2010 02:38:45 PM
My husband and I are planting our first garden and it has gone from a few plants into half our backyard! We are planning everything on paper before we start planting and it is quite tricky fitting all the spacings into it... I am surprised with he herbs that need 18" between rows and I'm wondering how close I could put them without ruining everything.  Tongue Will they just grow less but still be good if I cut the spacing in half or take a few inches off? Are there some plants that I can ignore the package on and others that I should follow exactly? I'd appreciate any help!

Here is a list of some of the plants we will be planting that I'd like advice on:
Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Squash
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Green beans
Garden beans
Beets
Lettuce
Fennel
Cilantro
Parsley
Spearmint

We have a bunch of others, but they all fit with the package spacing  Smiley

Thanks!!!
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2 (Send by May 17) on: March 22, 2010 08:39:01 AM
Swap name: Illustrate My Favorite Story Swap Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Kartiana
Sign-up date range: March 22 – April 8
Date to send item by: May 17

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20–24 (depending on how groups work out)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? None



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/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
In this swap everyone will pick a favorite story, poem, myth, etc that they would like to have illustrated. The stories will be broken into sections and shared with your group. Each person in the group will craft one part from everyone’s story and will receive a different part of their story from each person. So everyone will end with an illustrated/decorated story with each page done by a different crafter.

You will be crafting one page per partner and can have 1, 3, or 5 partners:
~ First time swappers can sign up for 1
~ Other swappers can sign up for 1 or 3
~ FOC can sign up for 1, 3, or 5
 
For ideas/inspiration you can check out the round 1 gallery or craftster’s paper crafting board


Swap Rules:
~ Send your story to organizer on time (by end of signups) for approval
~ If your story is not approved you must be ready to pick another one quickly. If it is too long you can decide to only have part of it crafted (saving the rest for yourself or a future round of this swap)
~ Keep stories and art PG13, NO exceptions.
~ PM your partner and organizer when you send and receive. You must get a DC# for this swap, if you can’t get one due to size/weight then you must keep your receipt as proof of sending.
~ You will get feedback for this swap when all your pages have been sent & received, and when you post pictures of all the pages you receive in the gallery.

When it’s time to post pictures in the gallery please post your received story pages in chronological order so everyone can read it!


Page Requirements:
~ This is a craft swap, be creative! Each page needs to be illustrated in some way.
~ Put effort into your work; think about what you would like to receive. Each page should take you 15 minutes or more to craft.
~ For each page you craft you must include the text of your section (this can be done creatively or not, but should look nice. If you need to include it separate from the illustration you can print it on the same size paper with binding strip space and it does not need to be crafty, but you can add a border/little decoration anyway)
~ Do not alter the text of any section you are crafting unless you have approval from your partner (and let organizer know)
~ Include your artist information on a small card (think ATC size) for each page you create
~ Pages should only be crafted on one side (this is for binding reasons) if you want to craft on both sides ask your partner(s) if this will work for their book (or you could always craft an extra page if you want to spoil them Wink )

Be creative! Your pages can be done in a variety of ways; collages, comic book format, paint, 3-D popup, computer graphics, photographs, pictures done in cross stitch, etc

 


Page setup options, use this to describe how you want your pages to be and refer to this when you are crafting your partner(s) pages (you will only be decorating one side of the paper):
Traditional page – Longest sides of paper are the sides of the page, shortest sides are the top and bottom of the page
Sideways page – Longest sides of paper are the top and bottom of the page, shortest sides are the sides of the page
Folded page - Fold paper in half, fold will be between the short sides of the paper (this creates two “pages” on one side)
Binding strip – The amount of room on any given side that needs to be left blank for binding



 



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Illustrate My Favorite Story
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

OTHER SWAP SPECIFIC QUESTIONS:
Confirm you have read and understand the rules of this swap: (YES/NO)
What genre is your story (fantasy, sci-fi, historical…)?
What are some of your favorite colors, styles, and themes?
What size paper do you want your story pages to be (8 ½” x 11” or less)?

Page setup for your story(Refer to the page setup options above):
What page type (A,B,C)?
Binding strip info:

What genre(s) would you most like to work on?
Any genres/topics you do not want to work on?
Anything else you want to share with your partners?
Do you have any allergies/allergens in your home?
Will you be able to post pictures of the pages you receive (if not, you must communicate with your partner(s) and ask them to take pictures for you)?

How many partners do you want? (First time swappers can have 1, other swappers can have 1 or 3, and FOC can have 1, 3, or 5):
If your story breaks into too many sections would you like to pick an other one or use as many sections as you can (potentially saving the rest for another round)?

Include your story here (or send to organizer by end of sign ups), if you have any idea for section breaks please include those as well:

(if this is a story you are continuing from a previous round be sure to indicate any sections you do not want crafted)




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 to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1. kartiana ~ Finnish Creation Myth
2. Myrdda ~ Ode of Mulan (Welcome first time swapper!)
3. hgddm ~ Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare (Welcome first time swapper!)
4. stellou ~ The Boy Who Cried Wolf
5. titaniumhip ~ The Kings Breakfast by A.A. Milne
6. whoami7891 ~ Tik Tok by Ke$ha
7. curiousfae ~ The Frog Prince - By the Brothers Grimm
8. sophieangele ~ The Song of Songs
9. oreomama ~ A New Paradise on Earth, Revelation 21:3, 4; 5:9, 10; 14:1-3.
10. najaorama ~ Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
11. haroldlovesmaude ~ Blind Willie McTell by Bob Dylan
12. turtleslovecabbage ~ The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
13. blupaisan ~ Stupid, Stupid Alphabet by Meg Oceanna
14. eukarya ~ The Pied Piper of Hamelin
15. Ralph ~ East of the Sun, West of the Moon
16. bladeburn ~ Invictus by William Ernest Henley
17. Kayoubi ~ Stumbling Blocks
18. mvelusc ~ Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod by Eugene Field (Welcome first time swapper!)
19. christie.mcnabb ~ I carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings

Orange = Need to send story to organizer
Purple = Story approved, working on section breaks
Green = Story is ready to craft


Partners!!! Info on its way and section assignments to follow shortly after

bladeburn Sending to:
            Blupaisan – Section 4
            Kayoubi – Section 3
            Ralph – Section 5
blupaisan Sending to:
            eukarya – Section 1
            eukarya – Section 5
            Kayoubi – Section 2   
            Ralph – Section 1   
            Ralph – Section 4   
christie.mcnabb Sending to:
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 5
            mvelusc – Section 1
            titaniumhip – Section 3
curiousfae   Sending to:
            eukarya – Section 4
            oreomama – Section 1
            stellou – Section 5
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 1
            whoami7891 – Section 2
eukarya   Sending to:
            blupaisan – Section 3
            oreomama – Section 3
            Ralph – Section 3   
            stellou – Section 3   
            titaniumhip – Section 4   
haroldlovesmaude Sending to:
            blupaisan – Section 2
            christie.mcnabb – Section 1
            kartiana – Section 4
            najaorama – Section 2
            whoami7891 – Section 1
hgddm Sending to:
             sophieangele – Section 1
kartiana Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 3
            oreomama – Section 2
            sophieangele – Section 2
Kayoubi   Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 2
            Myrdda – Section 1
            titaniumhip – Section 2
mvelusc Sending to:
            christie.mcnabb – Section 3
Myrdda   Sending to:
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 2
najaorama Sending to:   
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 3
            kartiana – Section 5
            titaniumhip – Section 1
oreomama Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 1
            eukarya – Section 3
            najaorama – Section 3
Ralph Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 1
            blupaisan – Section 1
            blupaisan – Section 5
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 2
            stellou – Section 4
sophieangele Sending to:
            hgddm – Section 1
            kartiana – Section 6
            stellou – Section 1
stellou   Sending to:
            bladeburn – Section 3
            curiousfae – Section 4
            Ralph – Section 2
            sophieangele – Section 3
            titaniumhip – Section 5
titaniumhip   Sending to:
            christie.mcnabb – Section 2
            eukarya – Section 2
            Kayoubi – Section 1
            najaorama – Section 1
            stellou – Section 2
turtleslovecabbage   Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 2
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 4   
            whoami7891 – Section 3
whoami7891 Sending to:
            curiousfae – Section 5
            haroldlovesmaude – Section 1
            turtleslovecabbage – Section 3   

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30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mail Art ~ Mail as-is with no packaging so the world can see as it travels! on: March 18, 2010 11:31:10 AM
I've been on a paper crafting/swapping kick since it costs less to mail than a swap package  Smiley And I had the crazy idea that it would be fun to make a piece of art and send it on its way with no packaging, like a postcard. I know there have been similar swaps (postcard swap, post secrets) but I'm not sure if this has ever been done...

Basically everyone would craft a flat piece of art leaving the back blank for attaching the address and stamp(s), then send it.  Cheesy

I looked up the size limits for the USPS, so the art could be anywhere in that range!

http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/101.htm
"Dimensional Standards for Letters
Letter-size mail is:

a.
Not less than 5 inches long, 3-1/2 inches high, and 0.007-inch thick.
b.
Not more than 11-1/2 inches long, or more than 6-1/8 inches high, or more than 1/4-inch thick.
c.
Not more than 3.5 ounces (First-Class Mail letter-size pieces over 3.5 ounces pay flat-size prices).
d.
Rectangular, with four square corners and parallel opposite sides. Letter-size, card-type mailpieces made of cardstock may have finished corners that do not exceed a radius of 0.125 inch (1/8 inch)."
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