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« on: July 02, 2015 01:32:26 PM »

Swap name:  July 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  kayrun
Co-organizer:  rscowtown
Sign-up date range:  July 2nd through 31st (2015)
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: affirmed
- 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: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: correct
- 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.  We recommend having at least 50 pins before you start a Pinterest Swap (so that others can get an idea of your likes & style wants)

(strikethrough doesn't apply to this round, since it's been a year since last round)
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 (+ co-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.
** for the July 2015 round, PLEASE be sure to include both kayrun & rscowtown on all communication

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: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439845.0

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 ( & co-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 include 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
if you'd like to see a sample, please check a previous round:

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!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer + co-organizer:

Name of swap:  July 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you understand that a tracking # (within US) or copy of your postal
receipt (when sending from abroad to US) is required as proof of mailing?  YES/NO
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Your Pinterest link:  
Have you posted in the discussion thread?  (required in order to join swap)  YES/NO


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: July 06, 2015 10:00:31 AM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015 01:37:38 PM »

Discussion & Gallery thread:  (please do all chatting over there  Smiley

« Last Edit: July 30, 2015 11:21:44 AM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015 09:44:43 PM »

Here's the list of who is claiming who for what LOL!

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

kayrun = organizer (may or may not participate as swapper)
rscowtown = co-organizer
(1) EastonsMommy  (1/0/1)
(1) Bow and Sparrow(1/1/1)
(2) Averia (3/0/2)
(1) Allons-y (1/0/1)
(2) rscowtown (3/0/2)
(1) Mlsocci74  (1/0/1)
(1) SevsOnlyGirl (1/0/1)  
(1) Sarasmile(1/0/1)
(1) Annchen (2/0/1) x
(3) blupaisan (2/0/3)
(2) rubylynns (1/0/2) x
(1) kittykill (1/0/1)

Received PP= pix posted
Late with communication
Contact organizers immediately!

Due July 19:
Bow and Sparrow ---> EastonsMommy for the ball jar hoop and an earbud bag This claim is done

Due July 20:
Averia ---> rscowtown for a supply claim - specifically black chalkboard contact paper and some Dina Wakley paint This claim is done PP

Due July 21:
rscowtown ---> Bow and Sparrow for some foxy mason jar cozys This claim is done PP

Averia ---> Mlsocci74 for a fabric toilet paper holder and a hiding place book This claim is done PP

Due July 22:
annchen --->  Averia for a pocket-dragon creature of some sort and a crocheted lip balm cozy This claim is done PP

Sarasmile ---> SevsOnlyGirl for a painted wall hanging This claim is done PP

Due July 25:
rscowtown ----> blueaisan for 2 of her etsy items on her list This claim is done PP

blueaisan ---> Sarasmile for two garden gnomes This claim is done PP

Due July 28:
rscowtown ----> Averia for books from her wish list This claim is done PP

Averia ----> Annchen for stamp-cutting supplies This claim is done PP

EastonsMommy ----> rscowtown for tie top dish towels This claim is done PP

kittykill ----> SevsOnlyGirl for necklaces This claim is done PP

Due July 29:
rubylynns ----> blupaisan for a vintage/kitschy embroidery hoop This claim is done PP

Due July 30:
SvensOnlyGirl ----> blupaisan for a retro embroidery and a surprise This claim is done

Due July 31:
blueasian ----> Allons-y for a certain sign that would appropriately hang outside a certain bird's home This claim is done PP

Due Aug 12:
Annchen ----> rubylynns for granny-ish goodness This claim is done PP

Allons-y ----> kittykill for a sign This claim is done

Mlsocci74 ----> rubylynns for a set of Dr. Who pins This claim is done PP



Here is my OPS pinterest board link:  https://www.pinterest.com/rscowtown/ongoing-pinterest-swap-board/

I made this separate board for the OPS; I'm also in OWS and there is not too much crossover Smiley
« Last Edit: August 18, 2015 07:39:28 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
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015 08:19:42 PM »

Hello! I live in Colorado, USA with my hubby and 16 month old and our fur kiddos.

Here is the link to my OPS board: https://www.pinterest.com/caseyschar/ongoing-pinterest-swap/

Feel free to browse the other boards to and claim from those if you find something you want to make!
« Last Edit: July 04, 2015 10:20:56 AM by EastonsMommy » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Bow and Sparrow
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015 08:00:30 AM »

Hi! I'm Cait from Nashville. Supply claims are ok, and I'm not allergic to anything. For fabrics I like all kinds of patterns, but I lean more towards floral patterns, especially ones with a vintage feel, and geometric patterns.

wishlist type of Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/cait_wage/make-me-things-inspiration/

my general Pinterest (you can do anything from any of the other boards too, just avoid the "christmas craft" one): https://www.pinterest.com/cait_wage/
« Last Edit: July 06, 2015 10:12:45 AM by Bow and Sparrow » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015 06:55:24 PM »

Hi, I'm Laura/Ave. I live in Maryland with my 3 kids, hubby, dog, turtle, rabbit, cat and whatever other animals wander into our lives at any given point. My preferred crafts to make include sewing and embroidery. I love to receive them also and I also love to receive crafts that are beyond my ability such as anything knitted or crocheted. Additionally, I love pottery and glass whether useful or purely decorative.

hmm what other useful information is needed?  I am obsessively in love with the colors blue and white. No allergies. I'm equally happy getting supplies or crafted items. I prefer to receive items inspired by my pins with your own personal twist rather than exact duplicates.

Pinterest Boards - https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/ - pretty much anything is fair game but for some direction...
Things I like for my oldest daughter Franki (17): https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/would-love-for-franki/
Things I like for my younger daughter Tori (15): https://www.pinterest.com/averiakrazy/would-love-for-tori/

Things I want for me:

« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015 08:20:34 AM »

Hello everyone!  I am melissa.  From Pennsylvania.   I am mom to a son and daughter and currently just about 12 weeks with twins!  Smiley  I have no allergies.  I am not fond of neon colors or gnomes.  lol  Anything from my pinterest is up for grabs especailly the categories I soooo want, supplies, for the home or baby.  I love items inspired by my pins, not necessarily exactly the same.  I also love all supply packages.  I think that is is.  Smiley


« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015 02:08:47 PM »

Hey Guys, I'm Maddy. I live in Florida, USA. I have no allergies. I live with my family, dog, cat, and 7 gorgeous birds. I LOVE to receive things that look like my birds, so if you see something on my boards and want to tweak it to make it look like one of my feathered kids, please feel free ask for pictures of them! My favorite colors are greys, blues, greens, lavender, and pastel yellow. My least favorite colors are neon orange, taxi cab yellow, and pretty much all shades of pink (except for light pink). Here is my craft wishlist Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/maddyhiddleston/craft-wishlist/

The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things dont always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things dont always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. - The Doctor
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015 01:05:52 PM »

Hi, I'm Dawn from Mid-Michigan!  I work as a Student Life Coordinator - I oversee the college's main student lounge area, oversee student clubs and plan activities for...who else? The students!lol  I am 48yo, married 16 years in September (together for 18), have a 14yo son who is super nerdy, have a 20yo daughter who lives with her boyfriend..  No pets. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke and perfumey scents (asthma).  I've been off Craftster for a bit, but am dipping my toes back in. Smiley

I love the color purple! I'm redoing my bedroom in August and am considering a Gray/Purple/Teal scheme. 

My pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/dawn_vanniman/

All my boards are game, I have a lot of them!  I would prefer no supplies unless they are on one of my boards or in a DIY kit.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2015 03:45:15 PM »

Hi all! I'm Sara from Central NY. I live with my dog and my sugar gliders. I'm allergic to nickel.

My favorite colors are black, white and grey. I also like blues and purples. This is my pinterest uuber want list:


I'm open to other ideas based off of the things on my list  Grin
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