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11  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 133 (January 2017) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: February 11, 2017 07:34:42 AM
whooohoo! loving the goodies you are receiving and posting pix of Smiley

Just ordered Melissa some goodies from Etsy for my claim on her.

And am finishing up my claim for JS in the next round. If you haven't joined 134, please do so, even tho its a short month, we still gots lots of room for YOU, yes YOU over there!

Here is a pic of the tote bag kittykill got for me Smiley

E-bear (my stuffed bear that hubby got me when we were dating) likes her, and wonders how she eats Smiley

Thanks Pam!!
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12  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 133 (January 2017) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: January 31, 2017 10:19:57 PM
I received this lovely coffee necklace from Momof2! Its been on my Etsy wish list for a while, thanks so much Melody!! I love it Smiley

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13  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 132 (November 2016) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: December 08, 2016 10:59:08 AM

Here is what Averia sent me from my pinterest wish list Smiley (the aluminum finish below it is my laptop, not the pin)

love love love it! thanks Ave!!!
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14  Re: Summer Ninni Swap 2016 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: August 19, 2016 08:45:18 PM
I'm glad you like the ocean ninni and painting. The ninni fabric is hand painted, here's a pic of the whole piece, and a close up...

and here is the pattern being applied to the fabric...

I could use some cool water too, its hot here.
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15  Re: Summer Ninni Swap 2016 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: August 17, 2016 08:34:40 AM
Here is my big bikini clad patriotic ninni from mamarose22...

she is showing off her lovely ruffled skirt and bikini top infront of my sewing machine.

Thanks so much Rose!! she is a fantastic addition to my ninni collection Smiley
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16  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 128 (July 2016) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: August 04, 2016 10:08:22 AM
OOOH looky looky what I got in the mail today from Mlsccoli74 Smiley

and the coloring pages are tots adorbs!!!!

Thanks so much Mls!!!
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17  Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery and Discussion Round 129 (August 2016) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: July 29, 2016 09:13:40 AM
[part of a wooden sewing notions holder I painted with Dylusions paints and StencilGirl stencils]

click here to join the August 2016 round of OWS
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18  Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 (August 2016) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by rscowtown on: July 29, 2016 09:10:58 AM
[part of a wooden sewing notions holder I painted with Dylusions paints and StencilGirl stencils]
Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 August 2016

Click here for the Gallery/Discussion for round 129

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rscowtown
Sign-up date range: 8/1/2016---8/31/2016
Claim date range 8/1/2016---8/31/2016 (some claims made near the end of the month will have a ship by date in the following month)
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after the date of the claim

Limited to a certain number of people? No, heck no! when the wall are starting to bow and the ceiling looks like its gonna cave in, we will just get a bigger room!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO--everyone is warmly welcomed! Hey Tell us about where YOU live! share some pix, slap some up on a new pinterest board, let us stalk you from afar....and long to visit you!

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 you betcha, and I got a great co-organizer all lined up
- Is at least 18 years old: YES im gonna be 54 this year wheeeee!

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 comments: 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:

This is an ongoing swap: Claim an item from the list of the last person who posted and post your own list in response. It makes a chain. When we get to the end of the month, the very last person to post a list will be the gelatin person to post a list at the beginning of the next month.

The size of the can should be a medium item. This means 2 or more crafting hours (this is not cooking time, drying time, etc.. waiting around for something to set up.......it is craft time for the average crafter) or supplies worth at least $20.

1) When you send to the person you have claimed, you MUST PM the organizer with the delivery confirmation # or if you are outside the US, you need to either PM the customs number on your receipt from the post office or upload a copy of your post office receipt.

2) When you receive a claim, you MUST PM the organizer so she can update the main list.

3) NEW!!!! We are asking that everyone post once a week in the discussion/gallery board--so that we know you're still here with us Smiley  Obviously, if you join mid month, you would only need to post for the weeks you are in the swap (the last 2 weeks cuz you weren't in the swap during the gelatin 2 weeks).

If you post:  "I'm still here but swamped with work!" that's ok! If you want to post a big rambling note about what you did during the week, that's ok too. Don't forget to comment on the awesome items folks are receiving from their claims!

Did you make something that you'd just eat to make again? Post it in the discussion and suggest that mebby someone add it to their wish list so you mebby could claim them! I had lots of paint and brushes left over from when I taught One Stroke Painting classes (am a certified One Stroke Painting Instructor). Some of those brushes and paints were sent to a new home(s) cuz they don't like sitting in my storage rooms down in the store. Do you have extra stuff that needs a new home? list it in a post, and give us a nudge to add it to our wish lists!

Go ahead, check out your excess or duplicate things, mention them in this swap's discussion board and perhaps they too will soon be winging their way to a new home where they will be used!

Let's keep the discussions going and maybe growing--ideas for some games we can do in the discussion/gallery board? I would be more than happy to supply some prizes!

These 2 required PM's are part of communication and are used when giving feedback for participating in this swap.

If you want to participate, information to send to the organizer: rscowtown
Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 129 {August 2016}
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:

1. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (If not, please read carefully to be sure you do not claim someone outside your country)

2. Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

3. Do you understand that you are claiming for at least a medium sized item? For this swap a medium sized item means 2 or more crafting hours or over $20 worth of supplies.

4. Are you a Friend of Craftster?

5. How many claims are you allowed? (New swappers--this would be your very first swap ever--1 claim; those who have been in swaps before--2 claims; Friends of Craftster--3 claims) Please type 1, 2 or 3--->

6. Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and if sending, PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?

7. Do you understand that you should post at once a week in the discussion thread?
8. Share an August memory:

9. What is YOUR favorite color?

Any questions?


Do not post in this thread until you are ready to make a claim. All discussion needs to be kept in the discussion/gallery thread. Please post at least once in the discussion thread.

When you PM the organizer for sending and receiving please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim.  
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

Please pay close attention to your partners wish list and allergies, likes, dislikes etc. Make sure your own allergy information and your country are prominently displayed in your post.

Do not claim someone while waiting for approval. You may claim as soon as you get approval confirmation.

Have your list including both 15 medium crafted items AND 15 supply items ready before making your first claim (the more you have, the better your chance of getting claimed quickly).

Please include your claims status: How many claims you have made in total, how many are in transit and how many have been received by their intended recipients. i.e/ 4 claims/1 in transit/2 received.

Unsent Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First-Time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two

You may claim again once you have shipped a claim but you can not have more than twice your Unsent Claim Limit outstanding at any one time.

If you are a friend of craftster you can have 3 unsent claims open at a time and no more than 6 total claims open (open meaning in transit as well as not yet sent) no matter how many have been posted. As an example, You claim 3 times, send all 3 cans, then claim 3 more times. Even when you send any or even all of those 3 claims, you can not claim again until a claim has been received. So a person can be 6 claims/3 in transit/0 received. Or 6/6/0 or 8/5/2 or 7/5/1.

If you are not a friend of craftster, you can have at most 2 claims unsent and 4 claims total between unsent and in transit. So 4/2/0 is okay or 5/3/1 or 6/4/2

If this is your first swap, You can have at most one claim in transit and one claim unsent. 2/1/0, 2/2/0, 3/1/1

Please keep in mind that DC#'s are required for all US to US cans and receipts are required for all international clains. If you can not provide a receipt and the can does not arrive you will need to resend the claim.

If you have questions, please PM me! Welcome to the August 2016 Round 129 of the OWS!
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19  Re: Mini Junk Journals in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: July 25, 2016 03:36:59 PM

i couldn't resist putting up a teaser pic for geekgirl  Grin
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20  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 128 (July 2016) in The Swap Gallery by rscowtown on: July 16, 2016 07:22:49 AM
i would love to do clay on a wheel. i have tons of poly clay stuff, but have not made time to get into it. partially cuz the current crafts are all over the kitchen table. im working on 2 quilts one i started 30 years ago, one i started 2 years ago for grandson, its very small, and an online the art of whimscial stitching by joanne sharpe. so far made a pillow and started my swatch book. we fabric painted and then free motion quilted around the painted images. its self paced so i can take my time.

recently bought a light box the 11x17 ish size

in hopes of furthering a dream of mine in creating specific arts and selling them. its really massive and im wondering now if i got one thats too big, but its here and ill figure it all out. i need to find some kind of storage for it that really protects it.

i would also love to use my serger but dont want to jump into that too right now, the craft room is way too crowded as im all over the 14 foot dining room table with sewing and some painting stuff.
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