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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: February 01, 2016 07:05:19 PM
I get easily confused, no joke...is it ok to list it the way I do?

Thank you for clarifying.

Also, I just finished blupaisan's and curiousfae's ATC's and will hopefully be mailing them out today.

Its totally fine to keep a running total like that in your post, but I would suggest putting your old claims at the bottom of the post.  It takes me longer to figure out which is the new claim when I'm looking at your post than normal.

Thanks for answering those questions, rockingbearranch!  Smiley
42  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- FEBRUARY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 2/1/16) on: February 01, 2016 05:50:43 AM

Blupaisan was the last to claim in January's swap, so she will be starting us off this month.  Here is her list:

Hi, I am Meg in upstate NY. Uber addicted to making ATCs. And anyone interested in doing a moveable ATC swap, it is in the new themes thread.

No nudity, sexuality, or politics please.

My list...
Typical old-world pub sign, but weird. Like The Winking Oyster or the Crushed Pie


some unlikely creature using a rodent exercise wheel

vintage wallpaper

signs of spring

Harry Potter cuckoo clock (what would pop out instead of cuckoo, how would it be decorated?)

scrollwork or filigree

non paper


misbehaving kitten

anything Scottish

your favorite Calvin and Hobbes scene

love makes the world go 'round

combo of white, turquoise, and schoolbus yellow

funny ransom note

unlikely greeting card
43  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- FEBRUARY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 2/1/16) on: February 01, 2016 05:48:05 AM
CLAIMS: (Total # of Claims/Total # of Sent/Total # of Received)

Totals Updated: March 18th at 7:25

10 Claims
blupaisan 9/9/9
La Chapa 2/2/2
LadybugsAndBumblebees 8/8/8
spikefan 0/0/0
MunLtStmpr 3/3/3
curiousfae 5/5/5

7 Claims
kwality570 5/5/5
WideEyedLife 0/0/0
DearBluebird 2/2/2
chasing_cars 9/9/9
YennaMuffin 1/1/1
Mod35tBabe 1/1/1
sammylouise40 7/7/7

1 Claim

Pictures posted
contact organizer ASAP

kwality570 --> blupaisan (Color Combo White, Turquoise, School Bus Yellow)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> kwality570 (Watercolor)
kwality570 --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Orange)
La Chapa --> kwality570 (Monochromatic)

blupaisan --> La Chapa (Fungi)

chasing_cars --> blupaisan (Harry Potter Cuckoo Clock)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> chasing_cars (Powerful Women)
DearBluebird --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Orange or Cupcakes)
curiousfae --> DearBluebird (Zombies)
YennaMuffin --> curiousfae (Fairies)

chasing_cars --> YennaMuffin (Monochromatic)
curiousfae --> chasing_cars (Van Gogh)
blupaisan --> curiuosfae (Fictional Album Cover)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> blupaisan (Signs of Spring)
blupaisan --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Mrs. Beasley)
MunLtStmpr --> blupaisan (Non-Paper)

blupaisan --> MunLtStmpr (Faith in Humanity)

sammylouise40 --> blupaisan (Unlikely Greeting Card)
MunLtStmpr --> sammylouise40 (Zentangle Letter S)
curiousfae --> MunLtStmpr (Altered Photograph)

chasing_cars --> curiousfae (Fairy Tales)
kwality570 --> chasing_cars (Artist's Choice)
blupaisan --> kwality570 (Robots)
La Chapa --> blupaisan (Signs of Spring)
sammylouise40 --> La Chapa (Princess Mononoke)

chasing_cars --> sammylouise40 (Doctor Who)
blupaisan --> chasing_cars (Octopi)

sammylouise40 --> blupaisan (Non-Paper)
chasing_cars --> sammylouise40 (Zentangle K)
sammylouise40 --> chasing_cars (Pagan Wheel of the Year)
DearBluebird --> sammylouise40 (West Virginia)
Mod35tBabe --> DearBluebird (Owls)

chasing_cars --> Mod35tBabe (Mini Work of Art)

LadybugsAndBumblebees --> chasing_cars (Owl)

blupaisan --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (LGBT)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> blupaisan (White/Turquoise/Schoolbus Yellow)

kwality570 --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Bumblebees)
chasing_cars --> kwality570 (Woodland Animals)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> chasing_cars (ATC that Describes my Day)

blupaisan --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Pizza)

chasing_cars --> blupaisan (Signs of Spring)
sammylouise40 --> chasing_cars (Reading/Literature)

kwality570 --> sammylouise40 (Nautical)
MunLtStmpr --> kwality570 (Metallic)
LadybugsAndBumblebees --> MunLtStmpr (Hope/Inspirational)
chasing_cars --> LadybugsAndBubmlebees (LGBT/Affirmations)

blupaisan --> chasing_cars (Powerful Women)

curiousfae --> blupaisan (Signs of Spring)

LadybugsAndBumblebees --> curiousfae (Mushrooms)
sammylouise40 --> LadybugsAndBumblebees (Dragonfly)
curiousfae --> sammylouise40 (Chinese Zodiac - Rooster)
sammylouise40 --> curiousfae (My Favorite Band)
44  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP -- JANUARY 2016 (Sign-ups open, claiming starts 1/1/16) on: February 01, 2016 05:46:32 AM
January's ATC Swap is now CLOSED!

Head on over to February's swap and get signed up for another month of ATC swapping!
45  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: January 28, 2016 03:24:42 PM
February's ATC Swap is open for sign-ups!  Huzzah!

Also, I am looking for a replacement organizer to take over the ATC swap for me indefinitely starting in April.  I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with Baby Bean #2 and I don't think I can juggle a newborn, a 2 year old, AND the ATC swap at the same time.  Let me know if you are interested via personal message!  Thanks!  Smiley
46  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / ONGOING ATC SWAP -- FEBRUARY 2016 (Closed to sign-ups and claiming) on: January 28, 2016 03:19:13 PM

Check out the beautiful ATCs from our January swap by artsycandice, calluna, curiousfae, YennaMuffin, blupaisan, and rockingbearranch.

An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

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

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

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.  Remember, its a craftster requirement to post at least once in your swap's discussion area!  So please keep us up to date on your status there, and get notifications in case I have announcements.
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 - February 2016
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until February 29th, 2016
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim (look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down)
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 16 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 swords "February ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title.

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2016
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*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 sent/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, and that you have good communication.** This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  


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, as little as 1) 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 pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap.


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


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)   Giving Thanks
2)   Leaves w/ Faces
3)   Naughty Spoons
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium

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.  

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.)  
2.  Please include one of these at the title of the message: February ATC Swap--Sent or February ATC Swap--Received (Be sure to include the month, since I generally run multiple months at a time)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to (4)whom, in each message 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!  

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 (yet another fascinating theme)


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

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 swap gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

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 swap gallery!

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, jillybeans.  This thread is specifically for claims only.
47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap -- January 2016 Gallery! on: January 10, 2016 06:06:26 AM

Welcome to January 2016's ATC gallery!  Post your pictures here!

Claiming thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442321.0
48  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Sorting Hat Ornament on: January 04, 2016 03:26:51 PM
I participated in this year's Harry Potter Holiday swap!  My partners were awesome and sent me some pretty amazing ornaments!  Pretty lucky girl!  Here is what I made for my partner Augustbell!

I found a paper mache witch hat ornament at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  On the body of the hat I added clay to make the face of the sorting hat.  I baked it and painted it.  I got the little wood signs from Retro Cafe.  I painted each with a different house.  My partner said that the sorting hat would have a hard time sorting her, so that's why I added all the houses coming out the bottom.  Each was attached together with jump rings and then a chain that attached to the string that comes out the top of the hat.  It was a lot of fun to make and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking!

49  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap discussion thread 2015 on: January 04, 2016 02:48:05 PM
Does anyone know if spikefan is ok?

Sent from my VS810PP using Tapatalk

I've heard from her recently.  She was behind on things.  She has all her December claims out now and has joined the January swap.

In other news, make sure to update your bookmarks with the new discussion thread for 2016:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442337.0
50  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: 2016 Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread on: January 03, 2016 08:34:40 PM
Looks like January is going to be a hopping month! Fall was slow claiming but it's only the 3rd and we are on the second page for claims! Woohoo!!

Oh I am in need of an angel for November's swap. You wouldn't get FoC status, just good juju for volunteering. PM me if anyone is willing help out!
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