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2321  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / ONGOING ATC SWAP - DECEMBER 2011 - CLOSED! on: November 29, 2011 10:06:11 AM

(A sampling of Brackish Potato's collection of ATCs from her Countdown to Christmas theme!  Aren't they lovely!  Great job, craftsters!)

ONGOING ATC SWAP--DECEMBER 2011
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

YAY YAY!  Up and running again, here is the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible ongoing ATC swap! (You know you want to join!)

So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!  (giggle)

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.


Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  This is a new thread for a new year, everyone, so update your bookmarks!  
 
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.


-Please post pictures of your cards here.


Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - December 2011
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until December 31st, 2011
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

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 18 years old: YES



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to jillybeans, and include the words "Ongoing December ATC swap--request to join" in the email title.

*Name of swap  Ongoing ATC Swap - December 2011
*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?
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*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, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?  
*When sending send/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.   )


*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.  Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps.* This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting of received ATCs is required for this swap.  

CLAIMING

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:

Quote
I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats

ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  

ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  December ATC Swap--Sent[/i] or December ATC Swap--Received (or some variant of that, lol)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to whom(4), in each email to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!) Easy as pie!

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!  

Send by 12/16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> YowzaSwapper = fantasmic theme

Send by 12/17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> WowwieSwapper = stupendous theme
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 = yet another fascinating theme

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the gallery!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.    
2322  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery on: November 28, 2011 09:20:45 PM
ThreadOrYarn asked me to post a picture of the card I sent her, and I kept forgetting!  But I remembered!!!  So, here it is, for her magazine strip theme.



And here are the two ATCs that I sent to imera for her Obscure Fairy Tale theme and Legend Theme.  She's and her family's been super sick, so I'm posting pictures for her.


Its the legendary Excalibur!  Its acrylic paint on a real leaf that I sealed with Mod Podge.


The Red Dancing Shoes.  The story goes that a selfish and vain young girl wore her fancy red shoes to church.  They were curses and she was forced to dance and dance in them.  It is done in shimmery watercolors.
2323  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery on: November 28, 2011 09:01:16 PM
I got a host of wonderful cards today!

From coryjo for my mustache/beard theme:

She said she was inspired by those dress up paper dolls.  She said that once she added the facial hair to the magazine model that he now looks like Val Kilmer.  I must agree.  Too funny!

From TwistedTruth for my mustache/beard theme:

Oooo sparklie mustaches!  So cute!!

From JillHogan for my Compogno theme:

Ms. O!  Hehehe!  I'm getting such different letters! 

From c*lientje for my Compogno theme:

What an awesome zentangle C!  She even cut and glued all the pieces onto the background.  Crazy!!!  I love it!


And all the lovely little shiny envelope it came in a Chinese money! 

Thanks ladies!
2324  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP--NOVEMBER 2011 - SWAPPING IS OPEN! on: November 28, 2011 03:30:46 PM
I claim coryjo for Christmas Countdown #3

14 claimed
11 sent
7 received

Hiya everyone! I'm Jill, I'm 28 and I live in Washington State, USA. I'm good with nudity and profanity, but please nothing political or religious. My favorite things to do are reading (mainly fantasy/sci-fi), cooking/baking, playing video games with my husband, and crafting (duh!).

MY THEMES:
-A letter each for my last name COMPOGNO (Available: N,O) (I'd prefer these to all be verticle with the letter being larger on the card)
-the Letter J
-the Letter E (for my husband, Ethan)
-Trees
-Wine
-Mythical creatures
-Vikings
-Wings
-Fireworks (my hubby is studying to get his pyrotechnics license)
-Your Location
-Mustaches/beards
-Anything from my book list on pinterest:    http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/2011-book-conquests/
-Artist's Choice
2325  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery on: November 27, 2011 02:50:22 PM
Also was wondering if anyone knew if there will be a dec Atc swap?

There will be, don't worry!  It will either be me or redstar13 (if she wants to snag back the swap from me ^_^).  We generally get it up within a few days of the next month.  So it will be up sometime this week.  And, as always, claiming doesn't start until the first of the month.

Hi Eamea!  I certainly miss your lovely ATCs (well, more like little works of stained glass art!)  I can't wait for you get more time and join us again!  <3

Such lovely cards coming into the gallery!

Oh, and personally, I love hand drawn ones, especially since its something I'm not good at.  I've been trying to do more watercolor ones then my normal scrapbooky style.  ^_^
2326  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC swap discussion thread--3.0 on: November 24, 2011 04:18:01 PM
Will this swap run for December? I really want to join Smiley could join for November if I'm quick?
Yup!  There is a new one each month.  But sign-ups are all long each month, so there is still time.  ^_^  We still have a full week of claiming until December!  (wow, this month went by fast!)
2327  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP--NOVEMBER 2011 - SWAPPING IS OPEN! on: November 23, 2011 09:09:43 AM
I claim mintdawn for Stephen.

13 claimed
8 sent
5 received

Hiya everyone! I'm Jill, I'm 28 and I live in Washington State, USA. I'm good with nudity and profanity, but please nothing political or religious. My favorite things to do are reading (mainly fantasy/sci-fi), cooking/baking, playing video games with my husband, and crafting (duh!).

MY THEMES:
-A letter each for my last name COMPOGNO (Available: N,O) (I'd prefer these to all be verticle with the letter being larger on the card)
-the Letter J
-the Letter E (for my husband, Ethan)
-Trees
-Wine
-Mythical creatures
-Vikings
-Wings
-Fireworks (my hubby is studying to get his pyrotechnics license)
-Your Location
-Mustaches/beards
-Anything from my book list on pinterest:    http://pinterest.com/jkingcompogno/2011-book-conquests/
-Artist's Choice
2328  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery on: November 23, 2011 07:20:14 AM
Brackish Potato--I just adored your idea for your countdown calendar and wanted to be a part of it! Grin

I have a feeling that after the holidays, I will be doing more ATC's and maybe putting a countdown of my own as a theme, if you don't mind me stealing that idea!

what a lovely way to remember the holidays and your fellow craftsters...

Yay!  You should join us again!  ^_^

I know, I love her countdown theme!  But how she is displaying them really makes it!  They are so much fun to make, too! 
2329  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - November 2011 Gallery on: November 22, 2011 05:02:36 PM
Oooooo that is nice, Brackish!  alwaysinmyroom is so sweet!  <3  she also makes wonderful tiny stuffies.  ^_^

And I love those mushrooms that mintdawn made!!!  I absolute love her style!  It makes me want to start a mushroom theme!
2330  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fancy new wreath on: November 22, 2011 01:26:44 PM
So pretty!  I love it!
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