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« on: July 31, 2011 09:02:56 AM »

An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

Yee-HAW!  Up and running again, here is the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible ongoing ATC swap! (You know you want to join!)

So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!  (giggle)

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome. Cheesy

Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  This is a new thread for a new year, everyone, so update your bookmarks!  Wink
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.

Gallery  -Please post pictures of your cards here.  

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap- August 2011
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jmiller614
Sign-up date range: today-8/31/11
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

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 18 years old: YES

Please send to jmiller614, and include the words "Ongoing August ATC swap--request to join" in the email title.

*Name of swap  Ongoing ATC Swap-August 2011
*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)
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?  Roll Eyes
*When sending send/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.  Shocked )

*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.  Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps.* This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!   Grin


Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting of received ATCs is required for this swap.  Smiley


1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
  • Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
  • Sent = anything currently in the mail.
  • Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats


1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  Smiley

1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)
2.  Label the message as August ATC Swap--Sent or August ATC Swap--Received (or some variant of that, lol)
3.  Be sure and include (1)the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme ]and (3)who sent it to whom(4), in each email to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!   Grin Easy as pie!

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!   Grin

Send by 12/16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> YowzaSwapper = fantasmic theme

Send by 12/17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> WowwieSwapper = stupendous theme
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --->WooHooYeeHawSwapper07 = yet another fascinating theme


This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.   Smiley

It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!   Grin

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the gallery!

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.  Smiley  
« Last Edit: September 07, 2011 09:05:21 AM by jmiller614 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 09:04:24 AM »

10 Claims:
blupaisan (8/8/8)
knitpurl (8/8/8)
kwality570 (11/11/11)
muddy21 (4/4/4)
Mod35tBabe (6/6/6)
gozer (2/2/2)
RaeRaggs (3/3/3)
crazyda79 (13/13/13)
WideEyedLife (0/0/0)
Kitiza (12/12/12)
Robinpich (3/3/3)

7 Claims:
jmiller614 (8/8/8)
tynwia (1/1/1)
indigo_roses (16/16/16)
Mountains and Clouds (17/17/17)
MargiePoo (7/7/7)
Brackish Potato (1/1/1)
LolaandBean (6/6/6)
cinnamon teal (5/5/3)
kartiana (4/4/4)
Prophecy Draig (1/1/1)
mintdawn (6/6/6)
ragstostitches (7/7/7)
mantisbh (7/7/7)
mandykaye (4/4/4)

1 Claim:

Sending late with communication
Please contact organizer

Send by 08/15:
knitpurl -> jmiller614 (Sin)
Kitiza -> knitpurl (Autumn)
blupaisan -> Kitiza (Friend)
indigo_roses -> blupaisan (ABCs)
Mountains and Clouds -> indigo_roses (place)
indigo_roses -> Mountains and Clouds (origami)
LolaandBean -> indigo_roses (ABCs)

Send by 08/16:
Kitiza -> LolaandBean (cats)
LolaandBean -> Kitiza (personality)
kwality570 -> LolaandBean (texture)
Mountains and Clouds -> kwality570 (black and white)
LolaandBean -> Mountains and Clouds (choice)
indigo_roses -> LolaandBean (country)
Kitiza -> indigo_roses (wizards)

Send by 08/17:
kwality570 -> Kitiza (night)
indigo_roses -> kwality570 (sewn)
cinnamon teal -> indigo_roses (blue and brown)
Mountains and Clouds -> cinnamon teal (manuscript)

Send by 08/18:
blupaisan -> Mountains and Clouds (unicycle)
Mod35tBabe -> blupaisan (beaches)
indigo_roses -> Mod35tBabe (quotes)
Kitiza -> indigo_roses (mermaids)

Send by 08/19:
kwality570 -> Kitiza (card)
kartiana -> kwality570 (mixed media)
kwality570 -> kartiana (quotation)
MargiePoo -> kwality570 (abstract)
cinnamon teal -> MargiePoo (choice)
jmiller614 -> cinnamon teal (plants)
kwality570 -> jmiller614 (weather)
jmiller614 -> kwality570 (airplanes)
muddy21 -> jmiller614 (bridges)

Send by 08/20:
LolaandBean -> muddy21 (trains)
kartiana -> LolaandBean (pole dancers)
Kitiza -> kartiana (finland)
knitpurl -> Kitiza (ravens)
Prophecy Draig -> knitpurl (cats)

Send by 08/21:
Kitiza -> Prophecy Draig (reading)
crazyda79 -> Kitiza (dragons)
mountains and clouds -> crazyda79 (daisies)
blupaisan -> mountains and clouds (tarot)
Mountains and Clouds -> blupaisan (nautical)
MargiePoo -> Mountains and Clouds (Choice)
Mountains and Clouds -> MargiePoo (rapunzel)
crazyda79 -> Mountains and Clouds (hooloovoo)
blupaisan -> crazyda79 (halloween)

Send by 08/22:
ragstostitches -> blupaisan (ABCs)
Mountains and Clouds -> ragstostiches (red, black, white)
kwality570 -> Mountains and Clouds (juggling)
mintdawn -> kwality570 (monochrom)
blupaisan -> mintdawn (symbols)
kwality570 -> blupaisan (maps)
blupaisan -> kwality570 (monsters)
RaeRaggs -> blupaisan (pirates)
kwality570 -> RaeRaggs (alphabet)
jmiller614 -> kwality570 (monsters)
Mountains and Clouds -> jmiller614 (wonder)
indigo_roses -> Mountains and Clouds (yoga)
MargiePoo -> indigo_roses (brown, blue)
crazyda79 -> MargiePoo (yellow, black)

Send by 08/23:
Mod35tBabe -> crazyda79 (butterflies)
blupaisan -> Mod35tBabe (crafting)
cinnamon teal -> blupaisan (maps)
crazyda79 -> cinnamon teal (anatomy)
indigo_roses -> crazyda79 (sea creatures)
jmiller614 -> indigo_roses (classic book)
blupaisan -> jmiller614 (wonder)
indigo_roses -> blupaisan (shirley temple)
knitpurl -> indigo_roses (abcs)
MargiePoo -> knitpurl (portraits)
crazyda79 -> MargiePoo (aquaman)
jmiller614 -> crazyda9 (dexter)

Send by 08/24:
Brackish Potato -> jmiller614 (space)
Mountains and Clouds -> Brackish Potato (hometown)
knitpurl -> Mountains and Clouds (juggling)
muddy21 -> knitpurl (fairy tales)
crazyda79 -> muddy21 (fact)

Send by 08/25:
muddy21 -> crazyda79 (infertility)
mintdawn -> muddy21 (doorways)

Send by 08/26:
knitpurl -> mintdawn (ABCs)
Mountains and Clouds -> knitpurl (handdrawn)
mintdawn -> Mountains and Clouds (underdetermined)
mantisbh -> mintdawn (dark tower)
mintdawn -> mantisbh (mazes)
indigo_roses -> mintdawn (zentangles)
mantisbh -> indigo_roses (magical)
kartiana -> mantisbh (surprise)
Mod35tBabe -> kartiana (ABCs)
knitpurl -> Mod35tBabe (1950s)
crazyda79 -> knitpurl (autumn)

Send by 08/27:
kartiana -> crazyda79 (killers)
indigo_roses -> kartiana (ABCs)
crazyda79 -> indigo_roses (pirates)

Send by 08/28:
Kitiza -> crazyda79 (tarantino)
mantisbh -> Kitiza (undecided)
Mountains and Clouds -> mantisbh (candy)
muddy21 -> Mountains and Clouds (barnacles)
jmiller614 -> muddy21 (celestial)
mantisbh -> jmiller614 (sin)
crazyda79 -> mantisbh (mazes)

Send by 08/29:
Mod35tBabe -> crazyda79 (infant loss)
crazyda79 -> Mod35tBabe (penguins)
knitpurl -> crazyda79 (shakespeare)
MargiePoo -> knitpurl (handdrawn)
indigo_roses -> MargiePoo (ABCs)
mintdawn -> indigo_roses (kitchen)

Send by 08/30:
Kitiza -> mintdawn (turtles)
mintdawn -> Kitiza (egypt)

Send by 08/31:
crazyda79 -> mintdawn (ABCs)
RaeRaggs -> crazyda79 (dogs)
Mountains and Clouds -> RaeRaggs (wisconsin)
Kitiza -> Mountains and Clouds (choice)

Send by 09/01:
Mountains and Clouds -> Kitiza (geisha)
gozer -> Mountains and Clouds (tarot)
mantisbh -> gozer (monsters)
gozer -> mantisbh (tears)
Mod35tBabe -> gozer (bunnies)

Send by 09/03:
crazyda79 -> Mod35tBabe (quilting)
ragstostitches -> crazyda79 (arctic)
knitpurl -> ragstostitches (owls)

Send by 09/04:
ragstostitches -> knitpurl (kittens)
tynwia -> ragstostitches (red, black, white)
Robinpich -> tynwia (owls)
Kitiza -> Robinpich (owls)
ragstostitches -> Kitiza (africa)

Send by 09/06:
mandykaye -> ragstostitches (red, black, white)
Robinpich -> mandykaye (zentangle)
LolaandBean -> Robinpich (pumpkin)
crazyda79 -> LolaandBean (halloween)
LolaandBean -> crazyda79 (halloween)
Mountains and Clouds -> LolaandBean (choice)
ragstostitches -> Mountains and Clouds (barnacles)

Send by 09/07:
Kitiza -> ragstostitches (red, black, white)
RaeRaggs -> Kitiza (animal)
mantisbh -> RaeRaggs (instruments)
jmiller614 -> mantisbh (tears)
indigo_roses -> jmiller614 (bridges)

Send by 09/08:
Mod35tBabe -> indigo_roses (england)
ragstostitches -> Mod35tBabe (animal)
mandykaye -> ragstostitches (red, black, white)
Kitiza -> mandykaye (mythical)

Send by 09/09:
kwality570 -> Kitiza (witches)
indigo_roses -> kwality570 (dots)
kwality570 -> indigo_roses (blue, brown)
ragstostitches -> kwality570 (dots)
cinnamon teal -> ragstostitches (red, black, white)
indigo_roses -> cinnamon teal (tales)
kwality570 -> indigo_roses (quotes)
indigo_roses -> kwality570 (monochrom)

Send by 09/10:
mandykaye -> indigo_roses (watercolor)

Send by 09/11:
MargiePoo -> mandykaye (random)

Send by 09/12:
Mountains and Clouds -> MargiePoo (choice)
mandykaye -> Mountains and Clouds (tarot)
MargiePoo -> mandykaye (zentangles)
Robinpich -> MargiePoo (choice)

Send by 09/13:
mantisbh -> Robinpich (zentangles)
cinnamon teal -> mantisbh (snakes)
Mountains and Clouds -> cinnamon teal (photography)
indigo_roses -> Mountains and Clouds (juggling)

Send by 09/14:
Mountains and Clouds -> indigo_roses (trees)
jmiller614 -> Mountains and Clouds (choice)
« Last Edit: October 25, 2011 11:41:40 PM by jmiller614 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 09:13:53 PM »

Another month!

0 claims/0 sent/0 received

I currently live in Los Angeles and love the outdoors. I cannot think of much I would be unhappy to receive but I suppose I could add that my color palette does not tend to include many bright colors! Please take any creative liberties!

My themes:
Green/Alternative Energy
Thoughts/Ideas on/of Depression
Dark Themes
Severe Weather
1 of the 7 natural or manmade wonders of the world (Pyramids taken)
1 of the 7 deadly sins (Wrath and greed taken)
New Hampshire
Mount Washington
Major League Ballpark in your state! (Fenway taken)
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011 02:38:25 AM »

Hi, I claim jmiller614 for 7 deadly sins (Envy).

Claims: 1
In transit: 0
Received: 0

I'm 29 and live in Melbourne, Australia. My favourite colour is green and I love old stuff, especially old books and ephemera - but the best thing about ATCs is seeing what others come up with! Cheesy

My themes:
-monochrome in any colour
-old type/fonts
-art nouveau
-trees, plants
-old buildings
-the ocean/sea creatures
-japenese paper and art
-Frida Kahlo
-obscure fairy tales/myths (the more obscure the better)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011 03:10:12 AM »

I claim knitpurl for autumn.

Claims: 1
Sent: 0
Received: 0

Hi everyone! My name is Katriina and I live in Turku, Finland.
Watercolour and hand drawn are my favourites but you can amaze me with your talent in another way also! I prefer not to receive anything political or gory. And please, no hurting animals!

Here are my themes:

- 7 Deadly Sins (Greed and Gluttony taken)
- Africa
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Rome
- Asian bride
- Baby animals
- Dragons
- Fairies
- Fairy tale in modern life (place any of your favourite fairy tale character(s) in to a modern life situation)
- Imaginary friends
- Large lady and proud of it
- Lord of the Rings
- Mermaids
- Modified playing card
- Night
- Norse mythology
- Parrots
- Polymer clay
- Ravens
- Split personality
- Vampires
- Warrior women
- Witches
- Wolves
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011 04:00:00 AM by Kitiza » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011 05:35:38 AM »

I claim kitiza for imaginary friends


Hi!  I'm Meg, living in Vermont in the States...  I love Nature, Cats, My daugher, owls, foxes, chipmunks.
We have a skunk living in our garage. I get to see him every night. I leave fruit for him. I have been sprayed once by him when he accidentally went into one of my feral cat traps, but I have forgiven him.

My list

owls wearing aprons
summer toys
stuff from the 1970s
Shirley Temple
Jimmy Stewart
Kitty Cat ABCs ( w is for whiskers, c is for can opener, etc)
watercolor of anything
Scotland or Scottish things

There are the Redcoats. And they are ours! Or tonight Becky Thatcher sleeps a widow!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011 10:39:00 AM »

I claim bluepaisan for Kitty Cat ABCs - letter S


I live in Pennsylvania in the states. I love Harry Potter, books, and cats. I work with 2-year-olds for a living. Please nothing gory or religious.

My themes:
Harry Potter ABCs
kitchen in red and/or yellow
your favorite place
magical creatures
scene from a classic book (ex. Pride and Prejudice, 1981, Count of Monte Cristo)
blue and brown
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011 10:41:05 AM by indigo_roses » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Taking a break from swapping to focus on crafting for myself, friends, and charity
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011 11:44:13 AM »

I claim indigo_roses for my favorite place!

1st claim
0 sent
0 received

I'm Sara from Rochester, NY, USA.  I've tried to simplify my list for this month, mostly because I am not picky at all and I'd love for you guys to make something you love or try something new without trying to close yourself into a theme!  So don't be afraid to do artist's choice!  However, I have included a list of things I think would be fun and insteresting, or inspiring!

Here's my list of themes:

-Balinese Gamelan
-yoga poses
-ATC-sized tarot card
-artist's choice : )
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011 11:48:16 AM by Mountains and Clouds » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011 12:21:55 PM »

I claim Mountains and Clouds for origami!


I live in Pennsylvania in the States. I love Harry Potter, books, and cats. I work with 2-year-olds for a living. Please nothing gory or religious.

My themes:
Harry Potter ABCs
kitchen in red and/or yellow
your favorite place
magical creatures
scene from a classic book (ex. Pride and Prejudice, 1981, Count of Monte Cristo)
blue and brown

My Pinterest
50 in 2013 18/50

Taking a break from swapping to focus on crafting for myself, friends, and charity
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011 01:00:10 PM »

I claim indigo_Roses for Harry Potter ABC's Letter A


I'm Michelle. I live in NC with Mr. Bean, Little Bean, and 3 cats. My favorite color is purple. I'd prefer no nudes.

A country that starts with the letter B
Inspirational quotes
Thomas Jefferson
Alabama (the state)
New York City
Ava Peron
Dump Trucks
I hate summer.....
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Famous Landmark
Pirates of the Carribbean
Cowboys (or the football team)
Sea/sea animals
Polar Bears
Care Bears
Two Head Turtle (we have one at our Natural Science Center)
Black Cats
Halloween Count Down (I have 1-13, 21, & 24)
Artist Choice
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011 08:08:55 PM by LolaandBean » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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