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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Notecard Set Swap SU- 4/29-5/11, SO- 5/26 on: April 29, 2017 11:42:06 AM
Swap name: Notecard Set Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gala_apples
Sign-up date range: April 29- May 11
Date to send item by: May 26

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

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

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 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:
For this swap, you'll have two partners, and make two sets of 8 cards, or 16 total. Unlike previous notecard swaps I've done, this time you'll make a distinct SET. Whether that's making eight of the same layout with different papers, or using the same collection of papers with different designs, or a repeating motif, it's up to you. The point is making a obvious group of cards.

Cards must be at least 4x5 inches, or equivalent dimensions. They should definitely be note/birthday card sized, not miniatures. They also need to have envelopes, which can be crafted or premade.

This swap is oriented more towards the maker than the receiver. You don't need to tailor your cards to your partners wishes. In fact, feel free to make them during the sign-up period. That said, please avoid commonly controversial themes; religion, nudity, swearing, etc.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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: (YES/NO)

Can you take pictures? If not, please tell your partners to take them before sending out.
Will you avoid potentially offensive themes?
What techniques are you likely to use?
If your partner is inclined to customize cards (not required) what are some themes and colours you like?


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. gala_apples
2. bec99
3. dharma_rebel
4. CraftyMamaBee
5. wendiek
6. geekgirl1000100
7. mlsocci74
8. onyxnox
9. smileyyogini

Group One
Smileyyogini
craftymamabee
dharma_rebel

Group Two
gala-apples
bec99
wendiek

Group Three
onyxnox
geekgirl1000100
mlsocci74
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / One Tiny Easter/Spring Thing SU 3/16 to 3/27, SO 4/10 on: April 08, 2017 11:29:11 AM
Sent
Recieved

gala_apples -- bec99
jenleahlynn -- thimbles71
chr1stChan -- Allons-y
monkey_girl --craftylittlemonkey
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / One Tiny Easter/Spring Thing SU 3/16 to 3/27, SO 4/10 on: March 16, 2017 02:43:44 PM

Swap name: One Tiny Easter/Spring Thing
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: gala_apples
Sign-up date range: March 16 to March 27
Date to send item by: April 10

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

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

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 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:
A classic One Tiny Thing swap! You'll be making one thing, and that thing will fit in a metaphorical box with 4x4x4 inch dimensions. Please make something you have a high skill level at, the metaphorical box should be full of something ~awesome~. It should also be full of something to chase the winter away. Flowers, baby animals, chocolate bunnies, eggs, pastels and bold bright colours: if it screams spring that's good enough for me.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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: (YES/NO)

Do you have any allergies?
Are there any allergens around you?
What items might you want?
What crafty skills do you have?
Are there any Easter and Spring symbols you particularly like?
Are there any Easter and Spring symbols you really don't like?


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.

Participants:
1. gala_apples
2. bec99
3. jenleahlynn
4. Chr1stChan
5. Allons-y
6. Thimbles71
7. monkey_girl
8. craftylittlemonkey

gala_apples -- bec99
jenleahlynn -- thimbles71
chr1stChan -- Allons-y
monkey_girl --craftylittlemonkey
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Valentine's Day Tote on: March 14, 2017 04:31:17 PM
I wanted something iconically coloured, but with no actual hearts or Valentine's images, so it could be used more than one day a year.

The first thing I decided on was cool handles. This is a really thick (three inches) embroidered trim. I sewed it inside out in a loop, then topstitched it for more stability. It took about a million years to wiggle it right side out again, but the look is worth it.



The outside fabric has wave shaped pink lines:



The inside has three compartments, it's basically sewn like a W:
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First Quilt on: December 29, 2016 10:14:17 PM
I made Thimbles a quilt for the 12 days of Christmas swap. It took much longer than I thought it would. Even cutting everything out was a chore. I didn't have any actual quilting supplies, so I made a 6x6 square pattern piece and cut it out 81 times. There were definitely a few times where I wanted to throw the whole thing into the garbage. Pinning on the extra wide bias tape was especially awful, it didn't catch the bottom a few times on the first sew, so I had to go over the whole thing a second time.

In the end though, I used up some of my miles and miles of Christmas cotton, and made something I'm proud of. Also, I got a board and a ruler and a cutter for Christmas, so the next one should hopefully be easier.



The back is the same white plaid fabric with the bells that's the fourth square in.
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / 3 fandom t-shirts on: December 29, 2016 09:56:07 PM
This Christmas I made my girlfriend of five years a shirt based on her favourite Youtube personality-- GTLive/MatPat. He does analysis of films and video games, as well as streaming gameplay. He ends every theory with this statement:



I also made my best friend a shirt for her favourite fandom. There's a musical show called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and one of the songs is called Face Your Fears. It's a song about insanely dangerous things you should do to show the world you're tough and not scared of anything. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrytvZc5Tew
I wrote out the lyrics in bullet format:


Lastly, for the multi-theme swap, I made Ryn a semi-subtle Playstation shirt:
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork Scarf on: December 05, 2016 04:44:28 PM
I made this scarf for the aliens and robots swap. I used nine different fabrics, then stencilled the triangle fabric with aliens.



The backside of the scarf is flannel, so it has good neck-feel.



It's the first time I've ever made patchwork anything, but I think it turned out really nicely.
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Cute Monster Tags on: October 17, 2016 09:28:56 PM
A few swaps ago, Glamis sent me an extra of stickers. I decided to make a bunch of tags out of them.









19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Notecard SET swap on: September 18, 2016 04:20:39 PM
Usually when I run a notecard swap, I encourage participants to tailor to their partner's colours and themes, and make a bunch of different ones. But I was thinking this time about everyone making a set of eight that are identical or close (same stamp pattern different colours, same colours different layered papers, etc).

In this one, hosted by someone else:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410473.0

it was a Sweat Shoppe style one, where you made your cards and took pics, and people made pick-lists. We could do it that way, or just assign partners and have it still slightly catered to your colour and theme likes. What would you rather?
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nature Inspired Pendants on: September 08, 2016 08:30:54 PM
Based on a pin of a swap partner's, I made this thread covered twig necklace:



I also used many layers of nail polish and floral pebbles to make these galaxy pendants:



This is a crystal inside a rock that was found in Colorado by my friend:



And then these are less reconstructed, but they also went with the nature theme... a decopauge pendant and a polyclay pendant imprinted with a leaf from a tree in my yard.
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