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« on: June 01, 2013 07:09:13 AM »

Swap name: June 2013 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 June 2013 to 30 June 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 mod 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 May 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, these swaps are totally independent of each other so if you have maxed out your unreceived but not late claims in May, you can still make that number in June.

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!
We, as a collective of the organizer and all of the participants in the March 2013 Pinterest Swap, decided to take a break on the giveaways for a while. Maybe they will show up again if -Jexxican- gets the house she wants and her finances under control in a few months but until then, there will be no giveaway. Thanks!
For the month of June, the lovely Craftster Banga has decided to help with the giveaway! In her words "I would be happy to donate a set of notecards from my shop for this round's giveaway if you'd like. I will send a personalized set of monogrammed cards to whomever wins, ok? Like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129855494/personalized-plantable-seed-paper?ref=shop_home_active" Isn't that great? Go look at what's there! https://www.etsy.com/shop/jojobeandesigns Oh wow, the generosity of some C-sters just astounds me. Thanks Banga!


Name of swap: June 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: June 05, 2013 08:20:49 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: June 01, 2013 07:17:47 AM »

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
(2) Jexxican 1/0/1
(2) Grab a coffee 4/0/4
(3) rscowtown 2/0/2

(2) denorange 1/0/1
(2) shamie1999 3/0/3

(2) AMIFRIENDS 2/0/2
(2) thatswhatshesaid 1/0/1
(3) dessadoll 4/0/4

(2) alterknitive 1/0/1
(1) Banga 1/0/1

(2) Homerof2 3/0/3
(2) gamemom42 2/0/2
(1) gala_apples 1/0/1
(1) Skaborsk 1/0/1
(1) kriSmith 1/0/1

Late with communication
Contact Jexxican immediately!

Due June 15
Grab a coffee --> jexxican for some girly birthday badges6/7-->6/21
rscowtown --> jexxican for some dish scrubbies6/10-->6/14

Due June 16
AMIFRIENDS ---denorange for wall art6/8-->6/25

Due June 17
*6/18,6/27,7/3,7/15,7/23,7/30thatswhatshesaid --> Shamie1999 for some kitchen scrubbies (probably lots of them!)8/1-->8/4
shamie1999 --> dessadoll for a bag6/17-->7/4

Due June 18
Grab a coffee --> Dessadoll for a needle book from her wishlist, and a small surprise, as always 6/7-->6/13
Dessadoll --> denorange for a constellation hoopla and a surprise6/18-->6/25
Dessadoll --> AMIFRIENDS for a stuffed monkey and a surprise.6/18-->8/2

Due June 19
*6/19, send by 6/26,*6/27alterknitive --> Grab a coffee for a baby knight's helmet and a bracelet.?-->7/3

Due June 20
*6/22Banga --> ThatsWhatSheSaid for the doily canvas and some sweet surprises6/26-->7/2

Due June 21
*6/21denorange --> Banga for an organizational item and a surprise for her son6/26-->?
Homerof2 --> AMIFRIENDS for a hoopla6/17-->7/5

Due June 23
*6/19Shamie1999 --> Grab a Coffee for the sewn car "bookshelf".6/24-->7/3

Due June 25
gamemom42 --> homerof2 for a hoop6/24-->7/8
AMIFRIENDS --> gamemom42 for pincushions6/21-->7/18

Due June 27
gala_apples --> rscowtown for an altered puzzle6/26-->7/2

Due June 28
Grab a coffee --> Shamie1999 for tiny quilt magnets6/28-->7/12

Due June 29, your favorite OPS organizer's birthday
rscowtown --> gala_apples for something with Jack Skellington that she can hang, some knit washcloths, and some unmounted stamps.6/29-->7/10

Due June 30
Homerof2 --> ThatsWhatSheSaid for a hoop.6/27-->7/15

Due July 5
Dessadoll --> alterknitive for a voodoo doll pincushion, and a tarot card case7/5-->7/18
Grab a coffee --> gamemom42 for tiny quilt magnets7/4-->7/12

Due July 7
jexxican --> homerof2 for a hoop7/3->7/15

Due July 8
gamemom42 --> rscowtown for a patriotic themed altered puzzle7/8-->7/12

Due July 9
skaborsk --> dessadoll7/1-->7/12
*7/6shamie1999 --> alterknitive for some zippered headphone holders7/15-->7/23

Due July 10
*7/11,7/15dessadoll --> skaborsk for a slug sunglasses case, and a surprise7/17-->7/27
kriSmith --> rscowtown for patriotic earrings7/10-->7/12

Due July 11
Homerof2 --> kriSmith for a hoop7/9-->7/15
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013 06:49:43 AM 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: June 01, 2013 07:30:03 AM »

Hey everyone! I'm Jessie. I live in Roswell, NM, USA.
No allergies!
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 "Various Media" board would be super, too.

What I'm really looking for this month:
Hooplas are always on this list, but now is the time I must focus on my kidlets. Their birthdays are coming up this fall and I should really start getting ready for those, right? Alice, turning 4 in October, wants a Princess Party with the colors of Pink, Black, and Yellow. Or so she says now and has been saying for the past 3 months. Russ, turning 7 in November, wants a Lego party! Both of these themes would be easy to make for, right? Great. I started a board for them but if you find/think of anything you think would be great for these parties, tell me and I'll pin it and you can make it for them. http://pinterest.com/jexxican/birthdays/

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. Even just a Wink Wink, nudge nudge in the discussion thread will work. Maybe I can take a hint. Wink

"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 #3 on: June 01, 2013 09:04:47 AM »

HI all! I'm Laurel from Wisconsin. I am married and we have 2 grown kids, and one grandson. We have 3 rescued dachshunds presently, i love the old ugly ones no one wants, 2 of ours have no teeth, and one had back surgery.

Stuff I am really into now: http://pinterest.com/rscowtown/red-white-blue/  Anything on my pinterest boards that you can make/find in those colors is fair game, doesn't have to be exact, use the idea for inspiration! I also love flowers (but no roses please, long story, do NOT like them) love pansys, lily of the valley, hydranias, daisys and sunflowers. I have lots of empty space here in the craft room/office walls so things that hang or could hang would be awesome to receive. I have soooo much yarn, do not need more (gosh did I just say that? LOL). Or if you have an idea for something else, pm me Smiley

My pinterest board is here: http://pinterest.com/rscowtown/

I have 2 OPS wish boards: http://pinterest.com/rscowtown/ops-wisheslikes/  and   http://pinterest.com/rscowtown/ops-more-stuff-i-would-love-to-receive/.  I am allergic to cats but unless kitty has been all over an item I haven't had any issues with anything sent to me.

**If anyone is into rubber stamping ie. unmounted stamps, brass stencils or stamping supplies, I have inventory left from our store, and I would love to send some as supplies to you. Pinning some ideas of supply themes you like or stuff you need would be great to see so I can claim ya!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2013 09:05:57 AM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

God's blessings, Laurel in Wisconsin

PRIVATE SWAPS: prayer flags, mug rugs, other stuff, PM me please!

Hostess of OWS since August 2014 Smiley
Grab a coffee
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013 12:34:54 PM »

Hello Guys,

It's me again ... I have to say that I fallen in love with these Pinterest swaps, so I cannot resist...
My name is Eszter, I am from Budapest, capital of Hungary.  I'm married, and have a wonderful son, who is 2 years old already. I'm always short on free time, but if I have some minutes, I am always getting a nail and some threads to my hands... generally I am working with felt and jeans - making jewelries; but I love to sew, embroider or crochet.
I don't have any special request for this month, you can find my general 'Wishlist' on my boards:
My husband's birthday will be in July, so I have to prepare for that. I did not find any special DIY stuff yet, but he is a big fan of the old Chicago Bulls (and Michael Jordan ofc), so if you have anything in your mind with this specialties, it's more than welcome! Cheesy
(Still, there are a lot of thing there which are bigger projects (e.g. some bigger patchwork quilts) - use them as 'things I want to make' - you can contribute with some smaller parts for those. You know, sometimes we just need some help to make big things!) - Anyway, my boards are still growing! Cheesy

I don't have allergies, and my favorite colors are brown, black, white and gold.

Thanks for reading, I am looking forward to craft for you guys - again! Smiley


« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013 02:14:18 PM »

Hi everyone!
                    My name is Katelyn and I'm from Michigan, USA. I'm a college student going into ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation and Psychiatry (yay med school). I don't have any allergies (well, except for mosquitoes, so don't send me those haha). I don't have many dislikes, except that I'm not really girly, I'm more on the nerdy side. So, I think all my boards are good to go..though you may find the Cool Crafts I Want helpful, you're more than welcome to snoop around! ^.^ I'm really into embroidering, been doing it a few years. I just recently got into embossing too, so cool stamps are always sweet to get!  Smiley
Link: http://pinterest.com/katevanniman/boards/
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013 02:50:34 PM »

hello!! my name is Perla, I live in Mexico. I loove crafting since kid.
lately I,m soo obsessed with hooplas, I even clean a wall for it, I hope you can add yours on it =)

my faves boards to choose are

happy crafting =)
and thank you for choosing me  Wink


Im up for personal swaps...

My wists:

my pinterest:
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013 06:04:47 AM »

Howdy from Austin Texas!

My name is Melissa and I live in Austin Texas with my husband, 2 kids (3.5 and 18 mos) and a dog (a very old dog).  While I've been in TX for a very long time I am by no means a true Texan, but I do think Austin is pretty swell.  I work full time, take care of the family, myself, the house (kinda) and then craft with my remaining time & energy.

My boards are here>> http://pinterest.com/shamie1999/

I've been using pinterest for a long time so I have lots of stuff pinned in various categories.  I am open to anything that inspires you, just ping me if you have questions.

No allergies or anything particular to note.  Since I am a partially-recovered craft supply hoarder (don't judge), I sincerely request that you don't send additional supplies.   Grin

I joined May late, so super excited about this month.

Happy Crafting!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013 11:37:19 AM »

Hi everyone!

I'm Dana. I'm 30 and live near Boston with my cat, Mickey.

Everything on my pinterest boards are up for grabs (unless it says no in the description). I just don't want to receive any supplies since I am overloaded. I'd love more hoops for my wall, jewelry, and those darn robot mittens (any advanced knitters out there? haha)

Nothing has to be exact, interpretations are always welcome. Its pretty obvious I love pizza, donuts, Cosby, wrestling, and cats. Thanks so much to whoever picks me!

« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013 07:11:13 PM »

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, 2 cats, 2 hairless rats, and 1 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 adopted in 2012.  We do have 4 dogs (3 CKC Siberian Huskies, and 1 mini dachshund) as well as an orange and white very senior cat, and a black cat.  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!

p.s.s. my littlest 2 have birthdays in July if you want to craft for them.



I am always up for a personal swap!
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