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« on: March 01, 2013 03:45:32 PM »

Swap name: March 2013 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 March 2013 to 31 March 2013
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 February swap, please do not sign up until you send. You will not be accepted. If you still have outstanding claims in any previous round, 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: March 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: March 02, 2013 08:16:48 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: March 01, 2013 03:50:37 PM »

Discussion and Gallery

Swappers Name links to Bio
Bold = claiming more than claimed = give love!
(w) swapper x/y/z
w = times claimed, x = claims made, y = claims in transit to recipients, z = claims received by recipient
Organizer - Jexxican - not participating
(3) Dessadoll 3/0/3
(3) GlassKicker 4/0/4
(1) plaidpineapple 1/0/1
(2) AmandaBL 3/0/3
(2) Giddiup222 2/0/2
(2) happylittleclam 2/0/2

(3) thatswhatshesaid 1/0/1
(1) kittykill 1/0/1

(1) gamemom42 1/0/1

Late with communication

Due Mar 19
plaidpineapple --> GlassKicker for Reusable bowl covers. 3/18 --> 3/22

Due Mar 20
Glasskicker --> Dessadoll for the "Lucky Us" penny keychain 3/18 --> 4/3

Due Mar 22
dessadoll --> plaidpineapple for a felt babushka and a felted gnome with hedgehog. 3/19--> 4/4

Due Mar 24
Dessadoll --> giddiup222 for a scrappy tutu, and a date can 3/24 --> 4/2

Due Mar 26
happylittleclam --> dessadoll for "I never finish anyth" wall art and "Love Begins at Home" painted sign 3/26 --> 4/17
AmandaBL --> happy little clam for birth stats lettered sign from her home board 3/18 --> 3/20
AmandaBL --> dessadoll for a travel journal from her wish list board. 3/14 --> 3/22

Due Mar 27
dessadoll --> Happylittleclam for the bunting hoopla and a t-shirt necklace 3/27--> 4/9

Due Mar 28
*3/28, 4/3giddiup222 --> AmandaBL for potholders 4/10--> 4/15
*3/28, 4/3giddiup222 --> glasskicker for a couple headbands and a chapstick cozy 4/10--> 4/12

Due Apr 1
*4/2,4/3thatswhatshesaid --> glasskicker for some Boston sports team fabric 4/4--> 4/9
glasskicker --> AmandaBL for a wine bottle lantern 3/26--> oops
glasskicker --> thatswhatshesaid for a melted bottle set 3/23 --> 3/27

Due Apr 2
AmandaBL --> that's what she said for a jewelry organizer and wonderwoman earrings 3/22--> 3/28

Due Apr 4
kittykill --> ThatsWhatSheSaid for some hoopla wall art 4/4 --> 4/6

Due Apr 8
*4/7 Gamemom42 --> kittykill for a July 4th wreath or banner (bunting) 4/10--> 4/12

Due Apr 9
happylittleclam --> Giddiup222 for the Missing Socks "Seeking Sole Mates" Functional Artwork 4/9--> 4/12

Due Apr 14
glasskicker --> gamemom42 for a woven dish in green 4/12 --> 4/15
« Last Edit: April 26, 2013 02:26:39 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 #2 on: March 02, 2013 07:12:34 PM »

BACK AGAIN!  Hello, my name is Brieanna, and I am a pinterest swap addict!

Hi all!   I'm 31.  And live in Saskatchewan Canada with my husband, 3 kids, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 2 fish.  As well working full time as a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) on an Orthopedics ward.  And yes, I LOVE my job...Honestly.  lol  A little bit about my kids in case you want to craft for them.  My oldest is Audessa (dessadoll) and she is 12, she is my biodaughter.  Our little 2 are R (boy age 7) and J (girl age 5)  They are a first nations sibling set that we very recently adopted.  We took guardianship of the children from foster care in Feb 2012, and our adoption was granted October 12!!! Yeah!!!!  I will gladly send a picture of my gorgeous family to anyone that sends me a pm with their email address. 
My 3 children and I love to craft.  The little 2 more than my tween, but that is to be expected.  I like piddle around in many different areas, felt, needlefelting, sewing, embroidery, polymer clay, paper crafts, hair ties/bands,  I can crochet and knit, but not very well, so I love anything that someone will make for me.  And even though I may be able to make some of the things I pin, it doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate if someone else did it for me to give me time to make another project    We do have 4 dogs (3 CKC Siberian Huskies, and 1 mini dachshund) as well as an orange and white very senior cat, and 2 siamese fighting fish.  I will do my best not to send copious amounts of their fur with the projects that I send out.  I have no allergies.

As for my boards.  They are all fair game.  The best bet is wishlist....but really, if you find it else where, and I pinned it, then its something I like and would love to have.   As for my boards...I will put an * by items that I receive in swaps as they come. (I'm hoping to start a pin board of things I have got from other craftsters.)

Hope this helps...Happy Crafting!

p.s. I will try to go through asap and put an asterix * by things I have already received.  But hey, if its something you really want to make me...go for it!



I am always up for a personal swap!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013 09:09:23 AM »

Hi, all!  Im Tracy from Idaho, USA.  My hubby and I have two college-aged boys and live with three furry family members a 17 year old Australian Shepherd, a 12 year old Sheltie, and the spoiled rotten baby-dog a four year old mini Aussie.  We are a non-smoking home.  We have no allergies though I might as well have a vegetable allergy.  Our boys both go to Boise State, so they are close by and often come home for weekend projects and dinners.  The oldest is currently restoring a 1980 Jeep CJ5 and the younger one races Mini Stocks at the local circle track so there are always projects to be worked on.  We own a trucking company and are huge Boston sports fans.  Vintage Jeep, generic racing themes, Peterbilt trucks, Red Sox, Bruins, and the Patriots are all great unconventional theme ideas.

I am partial to neutrals and rustic dcor, though a splash of happy color is always a welcome addition to any room.  I prefer fun functional items over knick knacks.  I am an organization junkie.   I prefer fresh, clean scents like mint and citrus to soft floral scents.  Im partial to silver over gold when it comes to jewelry.  I mostly work with fused glass, though I am learning to be better friends with my sewing machine and I love to learn new things currently grabbing my attention are metal stamping and soap making. 

I've only recently discovered Craftster and thus the need to utilize Pinterest!  This means that my Pinterest is a bit small - but I will be working on it.  I tend to lose a lot of time browsing boards, and then forget to pin the things that make me go 'wow'!   Cheesy  Please feel free to be 'inspired by' anything I've pinned - exact duplicates are not necessary. Anything on the board is open to interpretation and I am more than okay with supply packages.  I look forward to swapping with ya'all!


« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013 10:45:13 AM »

Hello, I am Sandra.  I live in Utah with my 3 children, husband and 2 cats. We have No allergies.
 Dislikes neutral colors and orange as the main color

Favorite Colors Favorite Colors pink, yellow, black, white, yellow, jewel tones, periwinkle, lots more.  I have a very large pinterest that can give lots of ideas about colors and styles.
Favorite scents? All Fruit and floral smells. Do not like musk, patchouli scents.

I have lots of boards, many are boards I am planning to make.  Please use the "swappies" , "pretty pretty", "other holidays and birthdays ",  as inspiration for items.  They do not need to be exact duplicates. Thanks!   
I recently updated and listed a couple things as claimed, so pass those by please


« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013 04:34:33 AM »

Hi guys :-)

I'm Amanda. I'm 35 years old, mom to 3 boys, a dog, a cat, a fish & a turtle. I live near Tampa! I'm a stylist in the day time & at night (well, all the time) I try to keep a house of 3 adults and the aforementioned children fed & running smoothly.

my "want" board includes all the things I'd most like to get. I tried to include all sorts of projects of all different types.


« Last Edit: March 05, 2013 04:51:46 PM by AmandaBL » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013 09:22:35 PM »

Hello everyone! I'm Lecia in Fort Worth Texas. I'm turning 32 this month and I'm addicted to Pinterest. I have several boards that are game...

I wish I could crochet
DIY projects
DIY Ideas
Little clothes
Quilting and sewing
And my favorite... My style.

And anything else I have pinned that's craft able, go for it! If I pinned it, I'll love it! A few things have been made for me and I wrote that in the description.
I love anything turquoise, starfish, sunflowers and anything for my family. My husband is a diehard New Orleans saints fan, my 5 year old son love power rangers and sonic the hedgehog currently and my precious one year old girl loves Dora and team umi zoomi. And we have a dog, jack. He's an Alaskan huskie. We are a non smoking house.


Thanks! I look forward to stalking all your Pinterest boards!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013 10:37:49 PM by Giddiup222 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013 04:53:50 PM »

Hello, fellow craftsters! My name is Rebecca. I live in Michigan with my husband, two sons (8 and 4) and my daughter (2).
We also share our house with two dogs and one cat. I am a stay-at-home mom, but spend a great deal of time volunteering at my
local humane society.

I love neutrals and colors (bold, pastel, muted....everything except neon).

All boards are game. Pins don't have to be exact; they can be open to interpretation. Supply claims are fine.

We have no allergies, but detest the smell of smoke.

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rebeccakauserud/

Alrighty, that should do! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013 12:16:50 PM »

Hi guys! I'm psyched to be back for OPS! Smiley I had such a blast last time.

My name is Dana. I'm 30. I live near Boston with my cat, Mickey. He has chronic kidney disease so if you're a treat sending cat lover like me, please refrain because I don't eat cat treats Smiley I'm a social workerish person by day and I just quit my part time job so I am free at night for the first time in FOREVER. My pinterest boards speak very clearly about who I am. I love bright, fun colors like orange, yellow, turquoise - but pastels and I are not friends!

Everything is up for grabs unless I have marked that I have made it already. I would love more hoops for my wall, chunky necklaces, or hair accessories, but I'm happy with ANYTHING! I have no allergies either. Any questions, feel free to PM me!

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013 07:43:31 PM »

Yahoo! I'm super excited to be a part of this swap!

My name is Pam and I'm 42, live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and 3 dogs who are our children. I work as an assistant to a forensic psychologist (interesting but stressful job). My husband had heart surgery in October and we are finally getting back to normal.

All of my boards speak to my style but I have to say that I am a cowgirl at heart. I love rockabilly and country music but my husband also plays in a bunch of punk bands. So, maybe I am rockabilly cowpunk.  Cheesy I love the rodeo and we go as much as we can. I am gearing up for spring and summer and that means a lot of time in our backyard aka Playa de Pedersen. I love the beach as much as I love small towns.

I have no allergies but I'm not a fan of cigarette smoke.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I am pretty chatty!



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