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« on: September 30, 2014 06:44:31 PM »


Check out some of the amazing work done in the September swap!
We have art by Oath Keeper, stillatthetop, Oath Keeper and rockingbearranch

ONGOING ATC SWAP - OCTOBER 2014
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

Welcome to 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!
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.



Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  Remember, it's a craftster requirement to post at least once in your swap's discussion area!
 
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.

POST PICTURES OF YOUR CARDS HERE!



Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - OCTOBER 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: vincentvanbuck
Sign-up date range: October 1 until October 31, 2014
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 16 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



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to vincentvanbuck, and include the words "October ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title.

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - October 2014
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*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?:
*When sending sent/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.):


*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, and that you have good communication.** This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!   



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

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, as little as 1) 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 pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap.

CLAIMING

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.

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 you’re sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., the number of cards 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 to whom you've sent them.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:


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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)   New Years Baby
2)   Resolutions
3)   Food w/ Faces
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium
ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

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. 


ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.
    (It's also good form to notify the person you received from or are sending to.) 
2.  Please include one of these at the title of the message: October ATC Swap--Sent or October ATC Swap--Received
     Be sure to include the month!
3.Be sure and include the following in each pm to the organizer:
  • (1)"send by" date
  • (2)theme
  • (3)sender
  • (4)receiver

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

DUE DEC 16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

DUE DEC 17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper (yet another fascinating theme)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

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

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
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!   

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

FEEDBACK
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 swap!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, vincentvanbuckThis thread is specifically for claims only.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014 07:46:59 AM by vincentvanbuck » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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    « Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014 06:53:56 PM »

    CLAIMS: (Total # of Claims - Total # of Sent - Total # of YOUR cards received)

    Totals updated: 12/20/14

    10 Claims
    Mountains and Clouds (1-0-1)
    blupaisan (3-0-3)
    psyche (3-0-3)

    7 Claims
    vincentvanbuck (0-0-0) - Organizing only
    WiccadWitch (3-0-3)
    Artmomto5 (2-0-2)
    Witchhippie (2-0-2)
    whatthepuck (2-0-2)

    1 Claim


    Sent
    Received
    contact organizer ASAP

    DUE OCT 17
    WiccadWitch --> abby w. (mountain scenery) - receiver not responding to communication

    DUE OCT 20
    Witchhippie --> WiccadWitch (Pagan)
    blupaisan --> Witchhippie (paranormal)

    DUE OCT 21
    Artmomto5 --> blupaisan (kitschy)

    DUE OCT 22
    Mountains and Clouds --> Artmomto5 (number 8 ) (sent on 10/27)
    blupaisan --> Mountains and Clouds (mermaids)

    DUE OCT 24
    psyche --> blupaisan (non-paper) - sent on 11/1

    DUE OCT 25
    WiccadWitch --> psyche (Girly Art)
    psyche --> WiccadWitch (Halloween) - sent on 11/1

    DUE OCT 28
    Witchhippie --> psyche (Halloween) - resend arrived on 12/17

    DUE OCT 29
    Artmomto5 --> Witchhippie (nature)

    DUE OCT 30
    whatthepuck --> Artmomto5 (art teacher)

    DUE NOV 02
    WiccadWitch --> whatthepuck (artist's choice)

    DUE NOV 05
    blupaisan --> WiccadWitch (spiders)
    whatthepuck --> blupaisan (non-paper)
    psyche --> whatthepuck (Halloween)

    « Last Edit: December 20, 2014 01:54:41 PM by vincentvanbuck » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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      « Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014 05:43:34 PM »

      Just sent in my questionnaire. I've had fun with this swap in the past. It is so easy to keep a small kit with me at all times and make them when I am on the go.
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      « Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014 06:43:06 PM »

      abby w. had the last claim in September, so she's up first in October!

      Hey all-- I am Abby from Missouri, and I am a reader, a day hiker, and a dog lover.  Here are my themes:

      -Venus Fly Traps
      -Roses
      -Victorian Fashion
      -My fandoms:  Harry Potter, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Avatar the Last Airbender, DeathNote
      -Dogs
      -Tea or Coffee
      -Christmas
      -Bad Poetry / Puns
      -Your Favorite Children's Book
      -Playground Memories
      -A Writer's Toolkit (whatever you take that to mean)
      -Mountain Scenery
      « Last Edit: October 01, 2014 06:43:56 PM by vincentvanbuck » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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        WiccadWitch
        « Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014 01:01:45 PM »

        I claim abby w. for a "Mountain Scenery" ATC

        1~0~0

        I live in Southern California.

        My themes are:

        *Creepy/Scary/Weird
        *Halloween
        *Monsters (whimsical or scary)
        *Autumn
        *Winter
        *Trees (especially old, twisted, gnarled trees)
        *Leaves
        *Unusual plants
        *Snowflakes/Ice crystal formations
        *Fantasy (faeries, mermaids, dragons, etc)
        *Pagan
        *Spiders/webs
        *Artist's Choice
        « Last Edit: October 04, 2014 09:18:11 AM by WiccadWitch » THIS ROCKS   Logged

        Witchhippie
        « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014 08:31:23 AM »

        I claim WiccadWitch for Pagan.

        1/0/0

        I just turned 40 but feel like I'm 25. I love to garden, can my own foods, camp, ride horses, hunt, and the outdoor life.

        1. Farm animals
        2. Halloween
        3. Witches/spells
        4. Pagan/Wicca
        5. Vintage
        6. Canning/mason jars
        7. Gardening
        8. Chuckwagons
        9. Tarot
        10. Nature
        11. The elements
        12. Paranormal
        13. Rustic
        12. Astrology
        14. Seasons
        15. Trees
        16. Risque
        17. Artist choice

        « Last Edit: October 07, 2014 12:26:31 PM by Witchhippie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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        « Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014 01:00:20 PM »

        I claim Witchhippie for paranormal.

        1st, 0, 0

        Hey my name is Meg and I am in upstate NY. USA. North America. Planet Earth. Milky Way. Universe.

        I am in my 50s but act and think like a kid. I love cats, Nature, gardening ( I have been picking abandoned plants out of garbage pails for the past 2 weeks... the nerve of some folks!!) , unicycling, a good joke, and doin' my crafts.


        My list...

        Cats of all kinds, domestic or wild
        Vintage or retro
        Kitschy
        Unique or unusual antique stuffs
        Island of Nantucket
        Abraham Lincoln's doctor's dog
        Funky sunglasses
        Chipmunks
        Unlikely greeting card

        Please, nothing risque or sexual of any nature.

        thanks for swapping!!
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        « Reply #7 on: October 07, 2014 05:47:41 PM »

        I claim blupaisan  for kitschy 
           1 Claims/  0 Sent/   0 Received
        My name is Lori and I live in Birmingham, AL USA. I'm an art teacher and have 5 grown kids. I am 50 years old but act and feel like I'm in my early 30s (just couldn't push it back to the 20s)

        I prefer not to get profanity, gore, or political.

        My themes are:
        1. Disney!
        2. Numbers 1-31 (don't need 28)
        3. Birds
        4. Butterflies
        5. Famous Artwork or Artists
        6. Funny Quotes
        7. Alphabet Letter (A - Z) for example - P is for Porcupine
        8. Vintage Cameras
        9. Typography
        10. Anything that makes you think of an art teacher.
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        « Reply #8 on: October 08, 2014 12:02:35 AM »

        I claim artmomto5 for the number 8

        1/0/0

        Hi! I'm Sara in Honolulu, HI (USA). 

        Sorry my list hasn't changed much over time.  Feel free to choose "artist choice," for real.  (However, please don't send any plant, animal, or soil matter, as we have big agricultural restrictions : )


        Here are my themes:

        -moon on a string

        -tarot

        -zen gardens

        - I dream of jellyfish

        -Pierrot Lunaire (or Pulchinella, Petrouchka, etc.)

        -"jumping jehosephats!"

        -your political rant (go for it! I don't judge)

        -Solstice (summer or winter)

        -Prehistoric monuments (Like Stonehenge, Maeshowe, etc.)

        -your local coffee shop

        -your location

        - little colorful birds

        -things that grow

        -what goes on in your head

        -Hawaiian legends /folklore

        -sunsets and silhouettes

        -your frat/sorority letters

        -mermaids (original, not Disney, please)

        -50/50 card-- cover half the card with a pre-existing picture or magazine clipping, and then draw the other half! (Doesn't have to be the actual other half..)

        - a card with a cutout

        - altered playing card (with the number/suit showing- just the top left is fine.)

        -artist choice
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        « Reply #9 on: October 08, 2014 05:52:16 AM »

        I claim Mountains and Clouds for mermaids.

        2nd, 0, 0

        Hey my name is Meg and I am in upstate NY. USA. North America. Planet Earth. Milky Way. Universe.

        I am in my 50s but act and think like a kid. I love cats, Nature, gardening ( I have been picking abandoned plants out of garbage pails for the past 2 weeks... the nerve of some folks!!) , unicycling, a good joke, and doin' my crafts.


        My list...

        Cats of all kinds, domestic or wild
        Vintage or retro
        Kitschy
        Unique or unusual antique stuffs
        Island of Nantucket
        Abraham Lincoln's doctor's dog
        Funky sunglasses
        Chipmunks
        Unlikely greeting card
        nonpaper
        moveable
        What Happened Here?  (A card with a scene and we are supposed to guess what happened just one minute before, stuff like that...)

        Please, nothing risque or sexual of any nature.

        thanks for swapping!!

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