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« Reply #330 on: August 10, 2011 10:21:15 AM »

I plan on opening the swap up on Sunday for the theme swap!

Ooo yay yay!  I can't wait!  I will have to diligently think on what theme I want to start.  I have some possibilities roaming around my head.
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« Reply #331 on: August 10, 2011 03:02:11 PM »

Well, now that I have shared an open date for the theme swap, scratch that!

I opened up the swap for signups today as I am heading out on travel tomorrow and through the weekend. No rush to signup, there should be plenty of time, but I do hope a lot of people will join!

And please message me with any feedback on how to improve the swap!


And please don't forget the ongoing swap! Hopefully they will not interfere.
« Reply #332 on: August 16, 2011 01:11:43 AM »

I am really impressed that jmiller614 can handle the claims, sent and received records so well. Even keeping my own record is hard for me! How many I have claimed, how many claims I have in total, how many I have sent, how many are on their way to the new owner, how many have been received... Every time I claim I have to think hundred times if I have them the necessary information correct.

Do any of you have any tips for this? How to make it easier? I'd really love to know what's your secret. Wink

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« Reply #333 on: August 16, 2011 04:47:45 AM »

After my first month of swaps and stressing over trying to keep things straight, I made a table in a word document and put in number of claim (1st, 2nd...), theme, Craftster name, real name, address, date to send out, sent on date, and if they received or not. I put in a similar table of those who claimed me with their craftster name, theme, date to send out and whether I received. It wasn't too hard to remember to update it every time I sent or received. I kept the document on my desktop so I could check it quickly at any time. Smiley
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« Reply #334 on: August 16, 2011 05:29:09 AM »

That's a good idea, tynwia! I might try that. Smiley At the moment it just feels like I get all confused with the numbers. I didn't notice any problem last month but at that time I was on my vacation and I didn't have anything to worry about. Now with all the work stress it seems sometimes impossible for me to even remember which day it is!

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« Reply #335 on: August 16, 2011 06:48:00 AM »

I write everything down in a notebook, since I'm not always at home when I make claims.  I write the claim number, the person's name, and the theme idea and underneath all of that I put down their address.  I put the sent date and received date and then its easy to count how many active claims I have and where I am at.  Its a smaller notebook so it fits in my purse.  I usually doodle ideas in it as well.


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« Reply #336 on: August 16, 2011 09:38:29 AM »

Nice info!  Part of the reason I haven't joined in a few months is I'm dyslexic enough that trying to keep track of the cards is kinda ruff.  I'll have to check out some of those options Grin

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« Reply #337 on: August 16, 2011 05:29:51 PM »

I keep a document on my desktop. I write who it goes to, theme, and date due. I do the same thing for the cards I'm going to receive. I swear if it wasn't for this I'd have missed at least a dozen cards or sent them to the wrong person.  Cheesy

« Reply #338 on: August 16, 2011 07:51:46 PM »

Ok, I definitely have to start writing this info down! Sometimes I'm also worried if I have sent the card to the wrong person. But these hints that you are sharing are really good and I'm sure it makes everything much easier.
I'd also need a small notebook for that like jillybeans because I'm also not at home everytime I claim. I have to check where I can find a perfect notebook for this.

Thanks, everyone!  Cheesy

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« Reply #339 on: August 17, 2011 09:24:57 AM »

I keep track of my claims in a notebook, too. Another thing I do to help out the person receiving my cards is to write down all the pertinent info they need to send to the swap organizer  and put it in the note I include with the ATC.

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