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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / HAPPY MAIL #3 - BRING the HAPPY GALLERY on: October 27, 2017 03:33:29 PM




Post your happy goodies here!

veghorsegirl 11/06/17 >><< loves2experiment
lovestoexperiment 11/02/17 >><< veghorsegirl
Onyxnox 11/03/17 >><< mandykaye
mandykaye 11/06/17 >><< Onyxnox
StudioANF 11/03/17 >><< calixita
calixita 11/03/17 >><< StudioANF
SonjaBoo 11/08/17 >><< curiousfae
curiousfae 11/04/17 >><< SonjaBoo
irid3sc3nt 11/06/17 >><< elliot_anne
elliot_anne 10/27/17 >><< irid3sc3nt

tapestrymlp 11/04/17 >><< cabaute, Wulf
cabaute 11/06/17 >><< tapestrymlp, Wulf
Wulf 11/07/17 >><< cabaute, tapestrymlp
Smmarrt 11/04/17 >><< SunnyDawn, thanate
SunnyDawn 11/06/17 >><< Smmarrt, thanate
thanate 11/06/17 >><< SunnyDawn, Smmarrt
Withchhippie 11/06/17 >><< geekgirl1000100, Mlsocci74
Mlsocci74 >><< Witchhippie, geekgirl1000100
geekgirl1000100 11/06/17>><< Witchhippie, Mlsocci74
greybird  sent 10/27/17>> kbrison & alwaysinmyroom
kbrison >> greybird & alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom 11/10/17 >> greybird & kbrison

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - feedback received
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY! Send out Monday 11/06/17 on: October 06, 2017 02:44:22 PM
GALLERY is here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453574.0




Swap name: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 10/06/17 - 10/19/17
Date to send item by: 11/06/17

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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*

*This is a paper swap so no tracking is required. However, you do agree that if your mail art goes missing, you will need to resend.

Details of swap:
(copied from SonjaBoo with her permission)

Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps so lets bring another one to Craftster! For this swap, youll beautifully decorate an envelope (something around a 6x9ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Remember, whatever you do, you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!) Then, youll include FIVE small but handmade (or hand altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.

This is a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along five hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask? Here are some ideas!
Handmade stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc. (And many other ideas not even mentioned here! Use your imagination, as long as someone can craft with it and you made it.)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

Erin Reed on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oct9ZLbOI3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQdHiN45g94

InkieQuill on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hpVWjLvN4

And of course, our previous galleries! Check out the eye candy!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450734.0


...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer/Smmarrt:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap #3 - BRING the HAPPY
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: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree.)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree.)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:


ONE more reminder that tracking is not required for this swap. HOWEVER, if your happy mail goes missing, you agree to resend another happy mail and doo-dads package. You can use tracking of course, but the stickers mess up the vibe of the happy, capiche?

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.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 GALLERY on: July 31, 2017 04:33:47 PM


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

Discussion thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452713.0

audio >><< Ludi
craftylittlemonkey IS AN ANGEL!!! >><< Ludi
Ludi 08/10/17  >><< audio
cmarion3 08/14/17 >><< pottermouth
pottermouth 08/08/17 >><< cmarion3
JS 08/18/17 >><< Sharalee
Sharalee 08/18/17 >><< JS
Sarasmile 08/02/17 >><< whatthepuck
whatthepuck 08/18/17 >><< Sarasmile
TheArtsyRaven 07/29/17 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt 08/21/17 >><< TheArtsyRaven

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / More Junk Journals made from Nancy Drew books on: July 24, 2017 03:49:17 PM
The first in a series of 5 or 6 junk journals I'm making and giving away (some are surprises and some are requests) using Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. I do collect these but I like the non-shiny covers - 1965 I think? Anyway, these were free or about to be recycled so I rescued them.




For a friend, Jana, who is going through some stuff....



The inside is covered in fabric after I reinforced the spine with sticky-back canvas.

And the pages are the usual - security envelopes, scrapbook scraps, card stock, vintage book pages, et cetera.









5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Flow-ish Journal on: July 24, 2017 03:45:01 PM
Another journal, another post and as always, starring my left pointer finger. Seriously, can a sister get a binder clip?

This is a Flow-ish journal - inspired by Flow magazine. It is a Dutch magazine (printed in English, too!) that is crafty, house-y, and life-style-y. They also print a Flow for Paper Lovers - a thick book with all kinds of goodies that you are encouraged to rip out and use in your own projects. This has inspired folks to make these for their crafty friends so here is the first one I have made.

The cover should be a repurposed item - I used a a cookie box. I painted the plain side of the box and kept the printed side as is.





The pages are not bound in - I used file bands - aka giant rubber bands. You fill it with everything we use in the junk journals - all kinds of paper. The receiver can pull out stuff to use. Similar to the paper destash swaps - this is just a different delivery system.



Some random pages:



6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Junker Jane Style Dolls - July 2017 ***Sendout Aug. 16 on: July 06, 2017 01:01:09 PM


Junker Jane Style Doll made for me by sullengal in 2013

GALLERY - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452861.0

Swap name:Junker Jane-syle Dolls - July 2017
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 07/06/17 - 07/16/17
Date to send item by: 08/16/17

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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: This is the fourth (I think) Junker Jane-style doll swap. Who is Junker Jane? She is a Portland-based artist - more info here:
http://junkerjane.com

You make a doll based on your partner's preferences - the fun thing about these dolls is that the wide range of fabrics and embellishments you can use. In past swaps, swappers made cats, snakes, an octopus and other creatures and critters with many types of fabric and lace, stain, painting and found objects. Some folks prefer the grungy look while others have used bright and colorful fabrics. It is artist's choice ultimately but there is so much freedom to making these dolls.

Not a doll maker? That's okay, too. The limbs are often attached externally and the sewing can be sketchy and uneven, which adds to the charm of these creations.

For international partners (if we have some) - It is okay to send doll UNSTUFFED to save on postage. I know that postal rates in the US are high so this will help with postage.

Look here for some more ideas:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Tatadolls
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewZany

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417704.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418797.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=417445.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423981.0#axzz2ZBBTDwX8

...

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Junker Jane-style Dolls - July 2017
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: (YES/NO)

Can you take digital photos and post them?
Will you try to check in/on the discussion thread once a week?
Do you include extras?
Do you like to receive extras?
Will you communicate with your partner about extra dolls/supplies before sending?

List 5 - 8 themes for your doll:

Do you prefer bright & bold fabrics or a more grungy style?

Any colors you prefer?
Any colors that shouldn't be used?
Any elements/fabric that should not be used in your doll? (fur/fake fur/leather/feathers)
Any allergies? (pets/smoke/fur)
Any allergens in your house? (pets/smoke/fur)

Links to Pinterest or other site:

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


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
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craftster Trading Card Swap #2 - GALLERY on: April 17, 2017 09:38:35 PM



1. Smmarrt 05/20/17
2. craftylittlemonkey 05/12/17
3. BigBangMomma 05/01/17
4. calluna 05/03/17
5. alwaysinmyroom 05/23/17
6. noooitaremybirthday 05/04/17
7. mandykaye 05/16/17
8. roler 06/02/17
9. jellybean89 05/10/17
10. bec99 05/10/17
11. Abbeeroad 05/15/17
12. emilywilde - 05/14/19
13. Sharalee 05/09/17
14. underthemountain 05/17/17
15. curiousfae 04/29/17
16. fluffypants 05/19/17
17. craftADDchick 05/20/17
18. LovelyMiss 05/08/17
19. phoenixfiredesigns 05/17/17
20. Onyxnox 05/20/17
21. seeuudee 05/20/17
22. alteredmommy 05/17/17

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
NAME - Feedback received

8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Craftster Trading Cards #2 SEND OUT May 20 on: April 02, 2017 04:08:48 PM
 


Here is the Gallery to Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452179.0

(BTW - I did ask underthemountain and alteredmommy if it was okay to host the second round - they both said yes!)

CRAFTSTER TRADING CARD SWAP #2
This is the second (and hopefully not the last) Crafster Card Swap. This swap was inspired by the What do you look like thread on the Crafster Off-Topic Chit Chat and the awesome Crafster Canada Meetup in July 2016. The idea is to make a card all about you, kinda like a baseball card, but even more awesome. You can reproduce your card or create new ones for each of your partners. You can craft it from any material, but make sure that it is sturdy and that it will fit into a card sleeve if you are using different materials. Please use both the front and backsides of your card to tell us all about you!

BASIC CARD REQUIREMENTS
There are some basic requirements that should be on your card:
Size of the card: Should be the standard ATC 2.5" x3.5"
Front side: should include your image (can be done as a photo, drawing, painting, digitally altered, completely up to you!) and your Crafster name
Back side: can include your interests, your real name, address, etc. ..whatever you are comfortable with; you can even write a poem.  Completely open!

INFO
The Swap FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229624.0
The ATC FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136601.0

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Craftster Trading Card Swap #2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: Sunday April 2 - Monday April 17, 2017
Date to send item by: Saturday May 20, 2017
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO

*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*
*Please send all your cards on the same day to make it easier on me. Thanks!*

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

***************************

GALLERY from ROUND #1:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449838.0

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Please send to Smmarrt with Craftsters Trading Card Swap #2 - signup" as the subject.

*Name of Swap:  Craftsters Trading Card Swap #2
*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? (In the first round, we swapped with all of the participants. This is a requirement for this swap.)
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO):

***It was discussed in the New Swap Themes thread that everyone wants to swap with everyone else. This might seem overwhelming if this is your first time swapping trading cards. And yes the postage will add up if this is a group of 20 or more swappers. If requested, I can set up a smaller swap group of 5 or 10.

Do you want to swap with everyone who signs up?
Do you want to swap with 5 people?
Do you want to swap with 10 people?

If you are joining the for the second time, would you be willing to swap in one of the smaller groups to help out novice trading card makers? This means you would make an additional 4 or 9 cards to send out.

*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Will you post a photo of the card(s) when you receive?
*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?
*Will you send sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer?
*Will you send all of your cards out on the same date to help the swap organizer?

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.

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the co-organizers, Smmarrt and xxx
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craftster Card Swap Round 2 on: February 22, 2017 09:35:38 PM
I know there is interest in this. I need to go back and read the discussions in the gallery and original thread because I know that we had discussed using baby pictures, pet photos and something else.

The concept is that you make a trading card of yourself to trade with your Craftster friends. One side has an image or photo (or stamp or stencil) of your beautiful Craftster face. The back of the card has fun facts about you - anything you are happy to share. The cards are 2.5" by 3.5" - standard ATC or playing card size.

Okay, discuss.

(I'm thinking April and May for this - I'd like a bit more crafting time than the first time. 3 or 4 weeks maybe.)
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / 4 x 6 Art Swap February 2017 GALLERY on: February 21, 2017 01:17:17 PM


Show us the 4 x 6 inch LOVE.

geekgirl1000100 02/27/17 - Onyxnox and audio
audio 03/15/17 - Smmarrt and geekgirl1000100
Onyxnox 02/23/17 - geekgirl1000100 and jenleahlynn
BigBangMomma 02/22/17 - pioneer9 and whatthepuck  
emilywilde 02/22/17 - kwality570
craftylittlemonkey 02/22/17 - pioneer9 and rockingbearranch
whatthepuck 03/07/17 ockingbearranch and BigBangMomma
StudioANF 02/25/17 - mandykaye and Smmarrt
rockingbearranch 02/27/17 - craftylittlemonkey and whatthepuck
jenleahlynn - mandykaye and Onyxnox
Smmarrt 02/28/17 - StudioANF and audio
mandykaye 02/22/17 - jenleahlynn and StudioANF
amnesia - gozer
pioneer9 02/24/17 - BigBangMomma and craftylittlemonkey
gozer 02/22/17 - amnesia
kwality570 02/24/17 - emilywilde

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback given
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