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3271  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: BUY NOTHING SWAP (signups 10/23-10/30 by NOON; mail by 11/14) on: November 14, 2007 01:01:59 PM
Finances dictated that I had to send mine Parcel Post...very slow-moving.  Angry
3272  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Buy Nothing Swap Gallery on: November 13, 2007 06:15:25 PM
Wow, I'm amazed at the quantity of things people are making/sending! This is the first swap I've been in where the swap anxiety was about how much I was sending...I'm pretty happy with the quality of the things I made, except for one thing I threw in because I already had it on hand, and I'm a little embarassed about my medium-sized project, even though it's good for a beginner like myself.  Roll Eyes
3273  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Sword of Truth? Oh the possibilities! on: November 13, 2007 05:44:32 PM
JessaLyn - you need to post at least 15 times in craftster boards before you can sign up for a swap, and to organize you need to have already completed two organized swaps as a participant, with positive feedback. Also, you can only sign up for one swap when you do your first swap.

I think we should start off as a craft-along; that would give you some extra time and more people could find out and look into the different ideas. Back in a few minutes with a link...  ETA:
On second thought, I don't have the motivation to stick with a craftalong, and it looks like not many other people do, either.
Let's wait til Thanksgiving to see if more people will post; I'm hoping we can generate a little more interest (and that I can get further along in my current swaps!) before opening up for sign-ups. I'll go alert the D'Harans...
3274  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Sword of Truth? Oh the possibilities! on: November 13, 2007 04:15:38 PM
I say mid January for send-outs. Maybe right after MLK Jr. Day, since most people (in the U.S., at least) have the day off of work and school for last-minute crafting.

I see two sides of having a long crafting period for this particular theme:
On the positive side, it would give everyone time to go back and read up on some of the stuff, and maybe even buy and finish reading "Confessor", which incidentally goes on sale in the U.S. *TODAY.*
On the down side, the endless variety of crafting possibilities could get really overwhelming if given a lot of time to discuss and think about them! What to do first, and how to narrow it down?

Here's what I lobby for: A lengthy sign-up period (up to a month?), to get started on re-reading, spreading the word and gathering supplies/ideas, then maybe a 2 week crafting period once partners are assigned? This could also be an ongoing "Craft Challenge", instead of a swap, or there could be both if we brainstormed enough ideas to keep everyone overly busy.  Smiley

BTW, I checked the fan websites about a month ago to see if something like this had already happened, or to see a gallery of people's artsy creations based on the books, and I found NOTHING of either.
3275  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2008 Handmade Calendar Swap (Sign Ups 10/6/07-10/19/07, Send Out 11/26/07) on: November 13, 2007 11:02:54 AM
8 pages  finished, no, wait! 7 finished.  I was feeling pretty good there...until I slopped a cup of coffee over one of the pages.   Cry Cry

grrrrrrrr.

What about dipping the *entire page* in coffee or tea to give it a brown antiqued tint? That way you can make it look like it wasn't an accident. nudge nudge, wink wink. I firmly believe in transforming mistakes so you can say, "I MEANT to do that..."  Grin
3276  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: BUY NOTHING SWAP (signups 10/23-10/30 by NOON; mail by 11/14) on: November 12, 2007 08:49:29 PM
Done! Just have to load it up in a box and go to the automated post office tonight!
3277  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2008 Handmade Calendar Swap (Sign Ups 10/6/07-10/19/07, Send Out 11/26/07) on: November 12, 2007 06:15:46 PM
....although I have just realized I've left no place for the name of the month. D'oh!

Use stick-on index tabs (one for each letter) or write it on a transparency sheet!

Don't feel bad--I had to shuffle and reassign some of my pages today (including yours) after a mental lapse, making a cat-themed page without any of the cat-themed materials I'd set aside to use...Good thing there's more than one cat-lover in the group! Cat page #2 is underway.
3278  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: 2008 Handmade Calendar Swap (Sign Ups 10/6/07-10/19/07, Send Out 11/26/07) on: November 12, 2007 03:46:29 PM
My mindset keeps flip-flopping between "Wow, I've done SO much!" and "Wow, there is SO much left to do!" Both points are true.

Lots of fun with crackle paint and cat images today...
3279  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Historical Figures swap Gallery on: November 12, 2007 12:07:02 PM
Lovely! Thanks again cigarettesandvalentines. And thanks to all swappers for participating in our little piece of history (that sounds so cheesy!)

Late though this may be (its complicated), if anyone would be interested in being a Swap Angel for omg_word, please PM her and let me know as well. Or if you're in a swap together in the future, send her something extra even if she's not your partner!
3280  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Paper/Ephemera Hoarders Thread, to encourage our addiction! on: November 11, 2007 08:38:12 PM
Here's a spot to say, "Look at this fabulous load of images I just got out of some vintage magazine!" and have your fellow paper-hoarders say "Ooo! Nice stuff!", or vent about the significant other who does not appreciate your stash or all the little specks of paper that get stuck everywhere after you've done some cropping. And so on.

 Grin

Personally, I got spoiled in the Ongoing Wishlist Swap, with a variety of REALLY good handmade/artist paper...The things I drool over but never actually buy for myself:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201039.msg2228940#msg2228940
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