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« on: April 07, 2009 08:25:35 AM »

GALLERY HAS BEEN MADE! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301959.0

*most of this was copied from a previous swap, which was copied from one before, so I give credit to ALL craftsters who have organized this swap!  Wink)

Swap name: PostSecret Swap Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: rockmygypsysoul
Co-organizer: none
Sign-up date range: 4/7/09 - 4/17/09 or until full
Date to send item by: 5/1/09

Limited to a certain number of people? 25
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Age requirement? 13 (as per swap rules - parent permission under 18 though please!)

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 (N/A)

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 13 years old: YES

Details of swap

PostSecret is a website located at http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com
The idea behind it is to create a postcard, using images, illustrations, paintings, etc., and write or type a secret on it that you want to anonymously share with the world.

The Craftster twist is that your cards need to be creative in addition to being sent to members of our little group. Remember there is no way to guarantee this is 100% anonymous because some people may be able to trace a card back (if they are super super sleuthy!), if youd like to protect yourself as much as possible, you can remove your location from your Craftster profile and temporarily removing your links as well (etsy, Myspace, blogs, etc.). Of course you dont have to do this!

You will be sending 10 cards with 10 different secrets!

See more at:
Round 1 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=201332.0)
Round 2 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209347.0)
Round 3 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225688.0)
Round 4 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235400.0)
Round 5 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247388.0)
Round 6 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271469.0)
Round 7 Gallery (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282936.0)

The Anatomy of a Postcard

Your postcard should include at least one image and your secret, which should be written/typed out on the front of the card. Make your cards however you like-- photographs, collage, drawing, painting--or buy postcards and embellish them with your secrets.

You can write a note to the recipient on the back of the card, but that's optional.

Your postcards can all be based around the same secret, or all different. If you use the same secret for multiple cards, the visual part of the card must be different and you must phrase your secret differently. Ideally, you should really use 10 different secrets.

Questionable Content?

Some secrets are not G-rated. I don't want to restrict anyone's freedom of expression, but please realize some people may not want to be exposed to content they may find offensive.

There are many members under 18 on Craftster, and I wouldn't want anyone getting inappropriate content (sexual, violent, etc.) their parents would not approve of.

In the swap questionnaire, I have given you the opportunity to state what themes and images you would prefer not to receive. Please use this space to specify what you do NOT want to receive, the information will be given to those sending to you so they will know what not to send you.

SENDING ANY KIND OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. This is a rule set for all swaps on Craftster. Basically, if you would need ID to buy it, don't put it on your postcard.


This swap is anonymous; you won't know which postcard is coming from which Craftster member. However, the system isn't perfect. In this swap you will receive a code (like G6, for example and it may be different once your code is assigned) and you will put that assigned code on the bottom left-hand corner of the backside of your postcard (where you would put the address). Please put this on the back of your card, even if it's in an envelope.

If it would ruin your life (or someone else's life) if a fellow Craftster did some Internet detective work and figured out which secret was yours, you probably shouldn't be putting it on a postcard for the world to see. This isn't the place to admit you committed a felony or anything.

And if you are one of those people who can't possibly live without doing the detective work, please keep that information to yourself and don't ruin a fun swap for the rest of us.

If you're really worried about someone matching up the postmark on the card with your name, you could send your postcards from a town near yours, from your work, etc.

Or if you feel like being super-sneaky, you can have your cards postmarked at the North Pole:
North Pole Postmarks


There are no DC numbers for this swap, since they cannot be put on a postcard. When you send your cards, you MUST get a receipt from the post office and you MUST e-mail a scan or photo of the receipt to the organizer. Therefore, if you don't have access to a scanner or digital camera, you cannot join this swap.

You must be willing to ship internationally.

You may mail your cards in envelopes if you want them to be a little more protected.

Absolutely do not forget your code!

***UPDATE***  If you prefer to ship from your home or drop them in a mailbox anonymously, you can do so as long as you: 1. take a picture of the back of all 10 cards together with postage affixed on them and 2. you must be willing to resend any card that does not make it to its destination.  Thanks!


Half of the fun of this swap is looking over the gallery daily to see all the secrets that have been sent. Please make sure that you have access to a scanner or camera so that you can share the postcards with the rest of us. Pictures absolutely must be posted in a timely manner!! We need to be able to see postcards that have been received.

As soon as you do receive you need to PM me and tell me the code on the back of the card so I can mark appropriate members accordingly.


Positive feedback will be assigned when you have

    * PMd proof of sending your cards
    * Have PMd the codes from ALL the cards you have received
    * Have posted ALL of the cards you have received in the gallery

Sending Late

If something happens that prevents you from sending your cards on time, that's OK--life happens! Just PM me before the deadline, and e-mail your receipt when you send. If you don't ship by the deadline and I haven't heard from you, I will be forced to assume you're not sending and will have to leave negative feedback until you've sent (and can prove it).  Also, if you are running late, even if you HAVE notified me, you will not have more than 2 weeks from the send date; otherwise you will receive negative feedback.


Of course we don't want flakers! We can (and will!) be keeping track of all secrets sent by the codes you will be putting on them. If you forget a code, we cannot just accept your word for it. You absolutely must remember to put your code on it or have a picture of your secret before you sent so we can match to the rec'd secret.

Please take pictures of your secrets so that if someone flakes, they can still be posted (anonymously).


When posting your received secrets in photos, you must photograph each one individually - so that means no "group shots." A group shot has 2 or more cards in the photo. Because trying to fit 2+ cards into the picture is hard, it makes it near impossible to get a good representation of the cards. Remember, this is first and foremost a craft forum and a craft based swap. Your cards should be 100% crafty with effort noticeable and the pictures should show the hard work the secret-sender put into it (as well as their secret) since they are not able to post their pictures themselves.

Comments in the Gallery

Comments will be allowed.
However, when posting the pictures of the secrets you receive you have to hold your comments for a separate post. So that means: No comments in any posts with pictures. This is to make it easier for members not wishing to read any comments to search with the "View Images Only" option. Yes, you can post your pictures and immediately post again with your comments to your own post.

*Note: You will not receive Negative feedback for not following the above rules, however it will be reflected in the comments of your feedback that you did not follow the directions of the swap when asked.

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

Name of swap: PostSecret Swap Round 8
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (as how it should be formatted on the envelop/postcard):
Would you rather not receive secrets involving (please X):
( ) Drugs
( ) Alcohol
( ) Swear words
( ) Religious Themes
( ) Political Issues
( ) Violence
( ) Sexual Themes
( ) Nudity (Remember, nothing pornographic is allowed!)
( ) Other (please explain)

Is there anything else you would prefer not to receive?
Do you need your secrets sent to you in an envelope?

POP QUIZ! To make sure you read the rules:
a) Are comments allowed in the gallery? Where?
b) How are pictures of the secrets to be posted?
c) What must you do to get positive feedback?
d) Do you have a camera or scanner?
e) Where do you put your code?

Anything else you need to tell the organizer?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

**Please remember, this is your organizer's first time organizing, so be patient if I have to figure stuff out!**
« Last Edit: April 21, 2009 06:25:29 AM by rockmygypsysoul » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Swapping up a storm here!  Totally open to personal swaps - I am always in need of awesome stuff Wink

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009 08:26:08 AM »


1.  rockmygypsysoul
2.  purevitality
3.  sewenthusiastic
4.  edwards1
5.  sg1psychopath
6.  darkladymajesta
7.  gala_apples
8.  songs4drowning
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11. sorbetsurprise
12. pinkmichk
13. helenheels
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16. grimmlynn
17. karmellah
18. TerraBella01
19. shadeweaver
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« Last Edit: April 21, 2009 06:55:46 AM by rockmygypsysoul » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Swapping up a storm here!  Totally open to personal swaps - I am always in need of awesome stuff Wink

Blog: www.alwaysbeenastorm.com
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/alwaysbeenastorm
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009 08:47:59 AM »

sending info in now

Am always up for personal swaps -send me a message

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009 08:50:47 AM »

Info sent! This should be great!
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009 03:24:34 PM »

this may be a terribly dumb questions so I apologize ahead of time but...where do we send them to? address wise?


Deathly Hallows Pt. 2!

Top Wishlist (at the moment):
Bella's gloves, La Push hat, Weasley Sweater, and Eclipse hat. Also, a yarn bowl!

Going to Wizarding World soon, and in need of some swag! A bag to carry stuff that is HP while there would be AMAZING
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009 08:51:14 PM »

I love post secrets and I want to join this swap but I'm a broke college student. Can anyone give ma an estimate for shipping overseas? I'm going out on a limb here and assuming that the UK and down under will be the most likely for overseas shipping?

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009 10:19:38 PM »

In the last round, I had two postcards that went overseas, and all told my shipping for all then post cards was less than 15 bucks. I even sent a few in envelopes to protect them, too.

« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009 11:46:10 PM »

I've sent my info.  Grin
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009 10:21:12 AM »

I'm wondering about the 'get the receipt' from the postoffice thing, I don't want them see my cards! How to do this?

*I'm up for personal swaps!*
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009 10:30:54 AM »

You can enclose them in an envelope!  A few swappers need them sent in envelopes anyway for various reasons, so some will have to be like that anyway!  I plan to put all of mine in envelopes just for the added privacy

Swapping up a storm here!  Totally open to personal swaps - I am always in need of awesome stuff Wink

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