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Topic: Dia de los Muertos / Mexican Folk Art Swap (signups thru 4/30; send outs 5/30)  (Read 49377 times)
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« on: April 15, 2011 07:24:22 AM »

GALLERY!!! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380603.0

If you love Mexican folk art in general and Dia de los Muertos more specifically, then this is the
swap for you! do you find that no skull or skeleton is complete without swirlies and flowers? That
any type of home decor can use a few more candles? that any empty surface in your home seems a
tempting place to build a shrine? do you catch yourself drawing skeletons on your dollies?? are you
currently wearing a flower bigger than your head in your hair?!?!?!?!? then this is the place for you!!!

a little about day of the dead:

Swap name:Dia de los Muertos / Mexican folk art swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:erica_tattoos
Sign-up date range:4/15-4/30
Date to send item by:5/30

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES/NO no

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO no
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO yes
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

This swap is to make some awesome day of the dead themed awesomeness for your partner!
This will be a 4 point swap. Feel free to use any combination, so long as it adds up to
four points or more. You can feel free to spoil your partner, but it isn't required. You
may want to discuss it with your partner however if you want to do more than a 4 point swap,
unless you just plan on spoiling them.

By Point
-Large = 3 points
-Medium = 2 points
-Small = 1 point

By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Use whatever methods you want to make some dia de los muertos fabulousness for your partner!

Since this is a longer swap I want everyone to know that they need to keep in contact both with
the organizer, co-organizer, and their partner. try to post to the thread at least once a
week and please dont leave your partner or myself hanging if we pm you!  

Please make sure you post in this thread for updates as soon as you sign-up/think about signing up.  

*I will leave accurate feedback regarding sending on time, meeting swap requirements, and having
good communication with organizer and partner. My definition of good communication is sending pm's
to both organizer, co-organizer, and partner when BOTH sending AND receiving, answering pm's from
organizer, co-organizer, and partner in a timely manner (within 2 days), and letting organizer and
partner know if you will be out of town or if you know you will be unable to communicate for a set
amount of time.

To keep this easy for me, since this is my first organized swap, please send PMs to me as followed.
DDM Swap - Questionnaire
DDM Swap - Question
DDM Swap - Sent
DDM Swap - Received

You get the idea in case I missed anything...

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

Name of swap: DDM 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 or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

Do you live in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, do you understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, do you understand that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Would you describe your crafting skills as beginner, intermediate, or advanced?
(there's no wrong answer here, i'm just trying to ensure that swappers are paired with partners
of approximately the same skill level)

Please list crafts that you particularly do like to do / do well  or particularly don't like to do / don't know how to do?

What are your favorite colors:

What colors do you dislike:

What patterns/shapes/objects do you like:

What patterns/shapes/objects do you dislike:

Please list at least 5 themes/ideas to help your partner know the kinds of things you might like.
these can be types of things (i.e. a shrine, jewelry, embroidery, wall art, a stuffy, a purse, etc)
or favorite themes you might like mixed in (i.e. star wars, frida kahlo, steampunk, pinups, etc)

Are you someone that really wants to have one of these themes crafted for you, or are you ok if your
partner does a little stalking to come up with other themes you might like?

Are you someone that is really helped by having a set list to craft from, or do you prefer to be a
little freer and do some research/stalking?

Do you have any allergies severe enough to prevent you from being partnered with someone?
(ie, if you are only a tiny bit allergic to cats like me, dont put it down, but if someone
sending something from a house with a cat will make you sick, please list it)

Do you have allergens like pets (list specific animal please) or smoking in your house?

If we end up with an odd number of swappers, would you be willing to participate in a
round robin?

do you have a wists or some other weblist?

is there anything else you'd like your partner to know?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide
to find other rules about participating in a swap.

1.  erica_tattoos
2.  humboldtcherry
3.  sheriffkarli
4.  RetroGypsy welcome first time swapper!
5.  ZombriNation
6.  kyerinn
7.  missmlissa
8.  DeeDee5555 welcome first time swapper!
9.  H00lie
10. wax51
11. ChristieAnn
12. fabricfriend
13. KatFish welcome first time swapper!
14. smushisweetbaboo
15. nmcakemom07
16. mamaedgar
17. fairygoodthings welcome first time swapper!
18. deathrocker15
19. mezcraft
20. honeyd
21. kristl welcome first time swapper!
22. cassettetape
23. Missing_Muse
24. VegasZombie
25. noooitaremybirthday
26. NessaMcTastic
27. Whitterp
28. aisy
29. lanikins
30. Miss Barbara
31. Pixiefirefly
32. Jpea
33. Kiwi-Chickie
34. hgddm
35. Anya Kase
36. ivoryh1632
37. HootHootHope
38. Yarn Nymph
39. FoxyMama
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011 06:14:07 PM by erica_tattoos » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011 07:25:34 AM »

 Grin PARTNERS! Grin

erica_tattoos 's group
nmcakemom <> H00lie
RetroGypsy <> ChristieAnn
Kyerinn <> Kristl
DeeDee5555 <>smushisweetbabboo
mamaedgar <> JPea
honeyd <> aisy
NessaMcTastic <> Ivoryh1632
hgddm <> Kiwi-Chickie
Yarn Nymph <> HootHootHope
Anya Kase <> FoxyMama

nmcakemom07 's group
erica_tattoos <> lanikins
lanikins <> noooitaremybirthday
sheriffkarli <> wax51
ZombriNation <> fairygoodthings
missmlissa <> KatFish
fabricfriend <> mezcraft
deathrocker15 <> Miss Barbara
erica_tattoos > cassettetape > Missing_Muse
VegasZombie <> humboldtcherry
Pixiefirefly <> whitterp

I hope everyone's stoked about their partners! if anyone has any questions or if i've overlooked a shipping or allergy issue or something, please contact me ASAP so i can remedy it!!

« Last Edit: May 24, 2011 11:32:09 AM by erica_tattoos » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011 07:40:26 AM »

Yippee! I'm in!

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011 08:15:15 AM »

I am SO in!!!  I'll send my questionnaire in later today.  BTW my largest tattoo is based on the picture you picked Smiley
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011 08:41:49 AM »

I shouldn't do this but I don't think there is any way for me to not do this. I'll send in my questionaire a little later

I would absolutely love to have a personal swap! I'm interested in jewelry, soap, and anything that inspires you on my Pinterest
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011 08:47:39 AM »

I'll be signing up later tonight! I'm still using the pot holders Humboltcherry sent me!! Need more stuff for my kitchen! lol

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011 09:33:04 AM »

I'll be signing up later tonight! I'm still using the pot holders Humboltcherry sent me!! Need more stuff for my kitchen! lol

That makes me happy Grin

« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011 09:51:12 AM »

oh this is so so tempting. has there been a swap like this before? I'd love to browse a gallery Smiley

« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011 10:04:56 AM »

hmmm.... i'll have to look and see what i can find....

« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011 10:13:30 AM »

Yay, just sent in my info!

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