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« on: February 01, 2014 09:46:34 AM »

Swap name: February 2014 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jexxican
Co-Organiser: ?
Sign-up date range: 1 January 2014 to 28 January 2014
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. We recommend having at least 200 pins before you start a Pinterest Swap.

If you are late in a previous Pinterest 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 last month's swap, you can still make that number this month. Also, the swap organizer reserves the right to refuse participation to those C-sters that she does not feel can meet the requirements or that do not jive well with the group.

Also please note that this swap requires that you communicate with your partner and the organizer.  Please send a PM (including the month of the swap) 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 this 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 her 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: February 2014 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: February 01, 2014 09:50:57 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 #1 on: February 01, 2014 09:47:40 AM »

Discussion and Gallery thread
Please no talking in this thread!

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
Jexxican - organizing, not participating (yet)
(1) Nisforneville 1/0/1
(1) rscowtown 1/0/1
(1) Grab a coffee 1/0/1

(2) EmilyXOrange 2/0/2
(2) Koreena 2/0/2
(2) AmandaBL 2/0/2

(1) Eiseldora 1/0/1
(1) Annchen 1/0/1

Late with communication
Contact Jexxican immediately!

Due Feb 17
nisforneville --> EmilyXOrange for slippers/socks. 2/7 --> 2/9
EmilyXOrange --> Nisforneville for Avengers perler bead sprites 2/13 --> 2/19

Due Feb 23
Koreena --> Grab a Coffee for a hand carved castle stamp set! 2/18 --> 2/28

Due Mar 4
EmilyXOrange --> Koreena for a jean tote bag 2/22 --> 3/18

Due Mar 5
Grab a Coffee --> Koreena for something felt 2/24 --> 3/8

Due Mar 6
AmandaBL --> rscowtown for her be still prayer flag. 2/24 --> 2/27

Due Mar 7
Eiseldora --> EmilyXOrange for a knit Jayne hat 3/3 --> 3/8
3/8, 3/11 Koreena --> AmandaBL for a hand carved stamp! 3/12 --> 3/24

Due Mar 8
Annchen --> Eiseldora for some knit bunnies for the kids. 3/8 --> 3/22

Due Mar 9
3/6 rscowtown --> AmandaBL a set of the patio placemats. 3/10 --> 3/14

Dur Mar 10
AmandaBL --> Annchen annchen for her garden altoid tin <3 3/10 --> 3/22
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014 06:40:59 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-
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014 10:45:20 AM »

Hi, I'm Laura from southern Indiana. I mainly crochet, make jewelry, and do paper crafts. I've got two furbabies, a dog named Joel, and a cat named Merlin. I look forward to swapping with you lovely craftsters!

No allergies.

http://pinterest.com/nisforneville/boards/ My wishlist board has my most wanted, but all boards are fair game for inspiration other than craft ideas! I'm constantly adding new pins to my wishlist as well.

Will do personal swaps, just ask!

Grab a coffee
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014 02:33:07 PM »

Hello Smiley
My name is Eszter, I live in Hungary (Europe). I mainly working with felt, making jewelries and ornaments, but I love to sew too, and started to make some wire jewelries too. I am living with my husband, and with my 2.5 years old son. We have no allergies. Smiley
My favorite colors are brown, grey, black and white, if you want to make something for my son: his fave' is green. Smiley I am collecting gifts for others too, so just ask Smiley)

My Pinterest link is: http://www.pinterest.com/lehdera/whislist/
(still growing, and I keep there things what I've got already, check comment Smiley)

Thanks for claiming me!


« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014 12:15:01 PM »

Hi I'm Emily and I'm from New Jersey and Pennsylvania (depends on the month Tongue). I have  a very mixed breed dog  named Oreo. I'm going to be starting college in August, and I love geometric patterns and turquoise and lime.
I don't have any allergies.


Thanks for claiming me Cheesy
« Last Edit: February 19, 2014 02:48:01 PM by EmilyXOrange » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/EmilyXOrange2/

I'd love to do personal swaps Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014 06:28:46 PM »

Hi I'm Laurel from Wisconsin. Married to Mark for 30 years, mom to a boy 21 and girl 26 and grandma to a 4 year old. We have 3 rescued dachshunds, I love the old ugly ones that no one wants or ones with no teeth or had back surgery.

Here are my wish lists:  http://www.pinterest.com/rscowtown/oh-yeah-part-1-of-my-wish-list/


I have lots of pin boards but many are idea boards or things i pin to show people. if you find something you'd like to make me that isn't on a wish list, drop me a pm bout it cuz sometimes I forget to mark if ive been claimed something or i took a stab at it Smiley

Thanks in advance for claiming me Smiley

God's blessings, Laurel in Wisconsin

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

Hostess of OWS since August 2014 Smiley
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014 07:56:20 PM »

Hello everyone   Grin

My name is Koreen & I live near Niagara Falls in Canada.  **I have an American PO Box for swapping with people from the US**

I am allergic to dust, mold & cigarette smoke, but don't think that those things should really affect what I receive...  I don't have any pets at home, but often spend time/craft at my SO's house and he has a cat.  If you have a cat allergy, I will be sure not to work on whatever I make for you while I am there.

All boards on my Pinterest are fair game and supplies are great  Smiley  Boards that will probably be easiest to claim from are: "I want these things. Bad", "Decor Ideas", "Things I want to make (or have made for me)", "Crafty Supplies and Tutorials" and "Jewelry".

I also run a "Crochet for Charity" club for international students at our uni, and donations of small toys are very welcome, too!  In the Winter, we make toys that are given to one of our student groups who travel to Namibia each spring...  They bring these toys to a few different orphanages, and the toys that the children receive are often the only things in the world that belong only to them ~ They are a very special gift Smiley

My honey's cat is always in need of fun toys...  "For Chubbs" is for all things cat Wink  (please no scratching posts... We've learned that he prefers the carpet beside the posts, unfortunately)

My "Craftster Swap Ideas - for me" board has been used in the past for other themed swaps...  I probably won't use it for this one, because I have so many 'wants' on other boards  Wink  There are loads of recent pins that I'd like to receive, and lots of stitch markers (etc) on there that I love though, so feel free to have a look!  I've just joined a stamp swap and have created a Craftster Swap Ideas

I love blues above all but also like most colours, except for bland pastels and neons.  I love bracelets, earrings & long necklaces, and silver is my preferred metal...  Hand stamped charms are amazing, if you ask me.

I guess that's enough about me for now!  Questions about sizing or specifics for projects are welcome

Have a great day everyone!

« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014 11:49:01 AM »

Hi! I'm Amanda.  I live in central FL With my family and a bunch of pets.  My husband has cancer so  my life is stressful & hectic right now.  Crafting helps.  I look forward to swapping <3

Here is a WHOLE BUNCH of things I want  http://www.pinterest.com/amandalakes/want/
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014 12:25:04 PM »

Hello everyone

I'm hoping to get some extra special things for my nieces and nephew when I visit them in March.

You can find my pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/eiseldora/

I pinned lots of things I think would be cool to give them when I visit on this board: http://www.pinterest.com/jschwarzwalder/aunt-march-2014/

but any board listed with Nieces would be great.

I have one niece who will turn 3 in March
She hates PINK.

I have another niece (age 1.5) and nephew (age 5) who I'd love to give gifts to.
Niece likes pink, loves to get into everything, very curious
Nephew is in Kindergarten, loves reading, playing video games and into superheros

Lastly I have a new niece (age 3) who just joined my family. Just before Christmas her home burnt down so she lost everything. I'd like to give her clothes, and maybe simple toys, but I've never met her.

Any claim for them is appreciated.

They all live in Indiana so I'll have the packages shipped to there.

Thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014 02:39:22 PM »

Hello again!

I'm Ann and I live in Sweden. I know international postage can be "fun" so if it's easier for you to send something that's not filled or stuffed, please PM me. I can probably fill/stuff it myself. I have no allergies, but some pins are not for me - see below for boards with allergy info.

My birthday is march 1st, so if you want to show off you papercrafting skills and make me a birthday card, that could be fun Cheesy

My main crafts are knitting and crochet, but I dabble in a bit of everything. I love getting yarn related crafts even if I could technically make it myself. Wink

Pre-loved items and supplies is ok as long as everything is clean and useable, and I don't mind repurposed or recycled elements of crafts.

Any board is fair game for inspiration, and you don't have to copy the pin unless the pin says so. I'm okay with supply claims and pattern claims if you happen to own a pattern I've pinned (mostly interested in knit/crochet patterns, if I've pinned a sewing pattern I'd like the item and not the pattern).

Pinterest link: http://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/

Special boards:
"Colour, texture, scent" a good board to get a feel for my favourite colours.

My "flavour of the week" board is a showcase of 10 or so pins I'd love to receive in swaps. All those pins can also be found in other boards and I try to rotate them as my fancies change.

This board is for my niece (3,5 years old) and nephew (20 months) and anything for them will need to be smoke free and either pet hair free or washable. If the item is washable and might contain stray pet hairs I can wash it myself before giving it away if you just give me a heads up.

Hubby's board. He's in the process of losing a lot of weight so if you want to encourage him with a little gift I'm all for that. His new t-shirt size is in the board info. Strong scents can trigger his migraines.
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