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« on: January 01, 2013 01:45:17 PM »

Swap name: January 2013 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 January 2012 to 31 January 2012
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? NO

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: NO
- 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: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a Pinterest swap, meaning that your fellow Craftsters will claim you for something you have pinned on your Pinterest site.  If you don't have a Pinterest but are interested, go here www.pinterest.com to request one or PM the organizer your email address to request an invite.

If you are late in the December swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted. If you still have outstanding claims in the December swap, however, you can still join as long as you are not already late in sending.

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer.  Please send a PM when you claim, when you send, and when you receive.  People who consistently fail to communicate will be asked to take a break from the Pinterest swap and maybe try again in two months.

Please do not post in the thread until you have been approved by the organizer. This thread is for lists only. Only post once. If you need to change/add something, simply "Modify" your post. The discussion/gallery thread is located here. Post as soon as possible after signing up so we know you have found the thread and that you are getting updates.

FAQ: Please READ

How does this swap work?
You may choose from anyone's Pinterest board once they have posted a link and bio in this thread.  This is not a chain list swap; its more of a free for all swap.  However, when possible it is nice to claim from those who haven't been claimed or who have claimed more than they have been claimed for. You have two weeks from the date you claim to send your item on its way to the lucky recipient.  Remember to PM the organizer and the recipient when you claim, send, and receive. Please include the swap name and month in your subject line! Please make sure to tell me who you are claiming, sending to, or receiving from. You may have up to 2 outstanding (not received) claims. If you are FOC you may have up to 3 outstanding claims.  Everyone MUST make at least one claim.
What should my bio and link look like?
Once you have been approved, you may post in the list thread.  There is no one way to do this but please be sure your bio includes the following:
         - your location and a brief bio (include allergies in red please)
         - your Pinterest link
         - list of boards that are to be used for this swap, or simply say something like "all my boards are game"
         - whether you are okay with supply claims

What do I need to send?
This swap is for either one medium or 2-3 small items for each claim.  A medium item is one that takes 2 or more hours, $10 - $30, some examples are a single necklace or bracelet or a scarf.  A small item is one that takes 2 or less hours, $10 or less, some examples are earrings/wallets/pouches/bookmarks.

How do the organizers ensure that claims are even?
We don't. But we do try.  One way is that we highlight your name when you have claimed more times than you have been claimed.  We ask that people claim from those that haven't been claimed yet or who have claimed more often than they have been claimed, but there is no guarantee that if you send 5 times that you will receive 5 items.  In fact, theoretically it is quite possible to not get claimed at all.  If this is a major concern for you and you know you would miserable if things were not always even, this may not be the swap for you.  However, I will say that for the most part this is not a big problem in this swap so far.

How closely does the item I send need to resemble the item pinned?
It depends on who you are claiming.  Read the bios carefully.  Read the pins carefully.  Some of us pin items for inspiration and are fine with items that are simply inspired by our pins.  Others would like the item to look as close to the pin as possible.

What happens if I am flaked on?
If you are flaked on, you will only receive an angel for as many packages as you have sent.  If you were claimed for 3 packages and you sent 2 packages and one package was flaked on - you will not receive a swap angel.

What do I do if I'm not being claimed?
If you are not being claimed, it might be time to consider your pins.  Do you have enough variety?  Are there enough small and medium items?  Do you have items pinned that require a variety of crafty mediums (ex: knitting, crocheting, sewing, beading, embroidery, etc...)?  Are your pins realistically craftable?  You should shoot for at least 20-30 pins (this includes only those pins you want to be claimed); maybe more if most of your items are on the large side or primarily in one crafty medium.  We have some talented folks on here... but not everyone can do all crafts.  If you find you aren't being claimed...try adding more pins. Annchen posted a great reply about this in the December swap that I highly encourage reading if you are not being claimed.

I hear a rumor that there is a giveaway; is this true?
YES!  It is true.  Each month, there is a giveaway.  You get one entry into the random drawing for each claim you make.  At the end of the month, we'll use a random number generator and that lucky person will receive a crafted item or crafty supply.  We cannot tell you what the item might be upfront because we like to cater it to the winner's interests and needs.  Also randomly but not necessarily every month, there might be additional giveaways so make sure to stay up to date on the discussion thread so you don't miss out!


Name of swap: January 2013 Pinterest
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
Your Pinterest link:  

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013 01:50:28 PM by jexxican » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013 01:47:20 PM »

Discussion and Gallery

Swappers Name links to Bio
Bold and Blue = give love = claiming more than claimed
(w) swapper x/y/z
w = times claimed, x = claims made, y = claims in transit to recipients, z = claims received by recipient
(2) kittyvettech 2/0/2
(1) redstar13 1/0/1
(1) elyxandra 2/0/2
(2) DesignVigilante/RebelTrendsetter 1/0/1
(2) jexxican 2/0/2
(1) szuzu1969 1/0/1
(1) texscrapper 1/0/1

(2) gamemom42 2/0/2
(2) Annchen 2/0/2
(2) lillyanka 2/0/2
(1) smashu 1/0/1
(1) stellato_escuro 1/0/1
(3) dessadoll 2/0/2
(1) Sinellia 1/0/1
(2) amalgam 3/0/3
(1) Koreena 1/0/1
(1) Zadok 1/0/1
(1) AmandaBL 1/0/1

Due Jan 17
*1/18redstar13 --> DesignVigilante for a floor pillow 1/19 --> 1/28

Due Jan 19
*1/16, 1/26 D.Vigilante --> jexxican for a hoop for my wall 1/31 --> 2/4
*1/18, 1/26 jexxican --> kittyvettech for a crocheted cat bed 1/30 --> 2/5
*1/18gamemom42 --> redstar for a sugar skull hoopla 1/23 --> 1/25

Due Jan 20
Annchen --> elyxandra for some nature inspired crocheted bits and bobs 1/19 --> 1/27
*1/19lillyanka --> Annchen for a knitted mug cozy and a set of stitch markers 1/21 --> 2/20
*1/19lillyanka --> gamemom42 for a Sprout Hat 1/21 --> 1/29
jexxican --> lillyanka for some hand spun yarn and some hand carved stamps 1/16 --> 1/29

Due Jan 22
*1/23, 1/28Szuzu1969 ----> Dessadoll Claimed for something from her wishlist 1/31 --> 2/13
*1/22,1/23,2/1 stellato_escuro --> szuzu1969 for magnetic chore boards for her kiddos 2/5 --> 2/10

Due Jan 23
dessadoll --> smashu for the SPOKA hoopla, and something to do with tentacles (with clay) 1/23 -->

Due Jan 24
*1/23kittyvettech --> Dessadoll for the stethoscope cover, casserole carrier and reusable papertowels 1/25 --> 2/13

Due Jan 28
sinellia --> DesignVigilante for something sewn 1/29 --> 1/31

Due Jan 29
smashu --> dessadoll for three dance bags for her kidlets 1/16 --> 1/29
*1/29amalgam --> sinellia for a button jar hoopla and two cat toys 1/30 --> 2/2

Due Jan 30
gamemom42 --> jexxican for a hoopla 1/29 --> 2/1

Due Feb 2
*2/2 dessadoll --> kittyvettech for the doll kit with fabric for her daughter, and something Beauty and the Beast inspired. 2/4 --> 2/16

Due Feb 4
*2/6,2/8,2/11 Koreena --> Annchen for some bath stuff 2/12 --> 2/18
zadok --> lillyanka for hand made rubber stamps & shoe hangers. 1/30 --> 2/25

Due Feb 5
*2/5amalgam --> zadok for an anime related item and a "List of Likes" item 2/9 --> 2/11

Due Feb 9
elyxandra --> amalgam 2/9 --> 2/17
*2/10 elyxandra --> stellato escuro 2/11 --> 2/19

Due Feb 10
AmandaBL --> gamemom for a crafty this & that spider and a little surprise or two. 1/31 --> 2/4

Due Feb 12
Amalgam --> texscrapper for a beaded wire-wrapped cross and a gem covered letter. 2/12 --> 2/14
texscrapper --> amalgam for a set of reusable "paper" towels 2/5 --> 2/14
*2/12 Kittyvettech --> koreena for a needle book, pillow and crochet pouch 2/13 --> 2/22

Due Feb 13
*2/13,2/18 Annchen --> AmandaBL for my version of "a weeks worth of excersizing" 2/19 --> 2/26
« Last Edit: February 26, 2013 03:19:20 PM by jexxican » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. " -Tom Landrey
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013 07:44:57 PM »

hi ya'all! i'm Alyssa, from southern CA. I am currently in grad school for criminal justice (I am done in April! yay!). I suck at bios. Um... If you have questions about pins, just holler at me. I am a-ok with supply packages and please choose off of any board but not the holiday ones, the "for the little ones" or the food ones. Thanks in advance for choosing me! Smiley


I have an embroidery machine! If you want to do personal swaps for machine embroidered items, (or are in my swaps!) let me know!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013 08:05:23 PM »

Hi I'm Tracy. I am a vet tech from Michigan. I love animals and crafting. I have a 6 year old daughter that loves DIY (train them young). You can use any of my boards. No allergies. I don't know what a supply claim is but I'm ok with it Smiley If you have questions let me know. Looking forward to swapping.
Update...I now know what a supply claim is lol it is exactly what it sounds like. I guess I can put a little more info about me.
I don't care if I get stuff exactly like my boards or just inspired by them. I'm a but of a nerd. I love rainbow, teal and brown and pink. My kitchen has a skull theme and my living room is trees.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013 08:17:16 PM »

Hi everyone! I'm Elyse. I've been participating in the pinterest swaps since October, but took a break in December due to an already packed schedule!

I live in Ontario and spend my days running my graphic design business.
I love: cats & woodland animals, Canadiana, quirky films (I have a board for these), history, art, natural motifs (feathers, leaves, etc), nature/hiking/kayaking, cartoons, stationery, books and so much more! Please take a look at my boards Smiley
I love all kinds of crafts, and love supplies as well (I've just started my supplies board).

I don't need exact replicas of things I've pinned - I love seeing how people are inspired by what I've pinned Smiley
Feel free to PM me with any questions


« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013 06:15:12 PM »

Hey everyone! I'm Jessie. I live in Roswell, NM, USA. I've been debating joining again this month but D.Vig just joined and I'm liking what I see on her boards so I'm thinking I can make it work.

I am a wife to a nerd and a SAHM to a 5 year old boy, 2 year old girl, and a 9 month old baby girl. They all love to get stuff in swaps as much as I do so note how those links go straight to their boards. Need info for sizing or anything just ask!

No allergies. I do have a cat and a dog, though unless you're making something for them I guess it doesn't matter too much, does it?

Not really any major dislikes. I like to think I'm pretty eclectic.

As for the whole pinterest thing: All of my boards are open to interpretation. I don't have a lot of wall space, though I do have a hoopla/small art wall so feel free to make something for that. I prefer function to form. I would really rather get something that is inspired by something on my boards rather than an exact duplicate. Supplies are awesome, especially fiber so if you want to send me something from my "Fibery Awesomeness" board you would be my best friend. "Supplies" off of my "Books" board would be super, too.

Colors and tastes: I wear a lot of blue, but like purples. Relaxing they are. I also really dig fall colors, being a redhead and all. I already mentioned I'm pretty eclectic elsewhere. I'm not usually very girly. Russ is all boy and LOVES orange. Alice is a girly tom-boy. JoAnna, we're not so sure yet. She's a very hyper little baby. My husband is straight up nerd. I think that's all there is to us.

Some things I really want this month: hoops for my wall and a wall hammock for my fiber.

If you know anything you want me to make you (glass etching, sewing, felting, yarn spinning, crochet... you guys should know me by now and if you don't it's pretty easy to figure out what I can do) just mention it and I'll see what I can do.

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013 07:42:10 PM »

Hi Friends! I'm Diana. I live in Southern California. I'm 25 years old, I'm a barista at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf by day, and a knitter/artist by night. I have two small dogs that I love to dress in clothes and a geeky IT husband.

I love hot pink, Teal/Aqua, bold high contrast color combinations, leopard and zebra prints in wild colors, knitting anything, crochet anything, art supplies, craft supplies, The Big Bang Theory, cooking, Coffee & Tea, collecting mugs, reading, video games, etc.

Please stick to the "Want It: ___" boards, "Geekery: ___" boards, or "Fabrics" board. Thank you! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013 12:30:53 PM »

Hi everyone!  I'm Teresa.  I live in Georgia (I'm one of those rare Georgia natives; it seems most people here are from somewhere else) with my husband of 32 years.  We live on a little pretend farm with a spoiled cow, a mini donkey is who a bit of a bully, and two pgymy goats who are always good for a laugh.    

I really really dislike the smells of smoke and lavendar but have no actual allergies.

I don't think you'll have any trouble at all finding something fun to make on my Pinterest boards; they are extensive to say the least.  The boards that I would prefer you craft from are :

1)  Crafty Wishes
2)  Crafty Supplies I Want
3)  In My Spare Time... Yarn (because realistically I will never ever make any of that for myself)

On my Crafty Wishes board, I have noted any specific desires concerning that item such as size, color, etc...  I'm fine with you using items for inspiration rather than making copies of items, but I'm fine with duplicates too.  

On my Crafty Supplies board, I would be perfectly happy with used items in many cases (use your own judgement as to whether the item is still useful enough to send).

On My Spare Time... Yarn, I have not listed specifics since I really intended to make those things myself one of these days.  If you choose something from this board, let me know and I'll give you the info you need.

If you want to make something for me off of any of my other boards, go right ahead.  If I didn't like those things, I wouldn't have pinned them so anything is fair game.

« Last Edit: January 05, 2013 02:08:28 PM by gamemom42 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013 01:59:11 PM »

I'm excited to join in! I love Ongoing Swaps and  love Pinterest

HI! I'm Summer from Texas. I am mom to 3 amazing boys 13, 8, & 8. We live on a ranch outside of Houston that has been in my DH's family for over 150 years. We raise and breed cattle and my sons show cattle all over the state of Texas.

Like most moms today I try to do everything! I work at a local church as the Director of Children's ministry, sit on the twins elementary school PTO, volunteer in scouts, and run around like a chicken with my head cut off. I enjoy scrapbooking, sewing, jewelry making, and various other hobbies. Hobby Lobby is my favorite store - I have memorized the layout, and frequent it often I am a diehard LSU fan - we bleed purple & gold in our home, and when we are home on a Saturday in the fall, you can be guaranteed that college football will be on the TV!

I am allergic to cigarrette smoke (one of the additatives), so I cannot accept items from smokers.

My Pinterest link is http://pinterest.com/texscrapper/. Boards that are for this swap are: Things I'd Love to Receive, Wish I could Knit & Crochet, Valentine Ideas (the decorative Crafts for the house, not the cards Smiley). Fabics I Love will give you a good isea of y style and what I like Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013 06:19:16 PM »

Hi my name is Susan. I live near the Lake of the Ozarks in the heart of Missouri. I have a 6 year old and twin 3 year olds, all are girls. They are my life and my joy and I welcome any crafts with them in mind. I am a room mother for my 7yr old and we always have a great time thinking of crafts and games to make everyone. I love just about everything on my crafts for me and my home board.  Thanks so much I look forward to crafting for you as well. Pinterest is my favorite as you will be able to tell from how many pins I have.

Your Pinterest link:  http://pinterest.com/szuzu1969/

Here is a list of crafts I would like to do or to have done. They are just the most awesome I think.

Here are some jewelry ideas I like

I would like to have some of these for the kids in the car. We often take two hour trips and these help greatly!

I have twin girls that are 3 and in size 3T and 4t at the moment. I would love to have some of these clothes for them. I try to up cycle as much as I can. http://pinterest.com/szuzu1969/sewing-girls/

My kids are my life and they would love any one of these ideashttp://pinterest.com/szuzu1969/gifts-diy-crafts-for-kids/

This is my favorite stuff hope it helps. I look forward to seeing your inspirations. Hope it is not too much stuff. I am a Pinterest Junkie and I ain't afraid to show it ... show it ... show it.  Grin
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013 08:55:42 PM by szuzu1969 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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