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« on: August 01, 2015 09:13:10 PM »

Swap name:  August 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  rscowtown
Co-organizer:  kayrun
Sign-up date range:  August 1st through 31st (2015)
Date to send item by:  2 weeks after claim

August 2015 Gallery and Discussion board is here.

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 August 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:  August 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: August 01, 2015 09:38:35 PM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

God's blessings, Laurel in Wisconsin

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

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015 09:42:14 PM »

Here's the list of who is claiming who for what in the August 2015 OPS

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

rscowtown = organizer
kayrun = co-organizer


(2)  Annchen (2/0/2)  
(3)  rscowtown (3/0/3)   x
(2)  anna.wahnsinn (3/0/2)  x
(3)  Sarasmile (2/0/3)  
(3)  hayatiggs (2/0/3)  
(2) kayrun (2/0/2)  
(1) Allons-y (1/0/1)  
(1)  kartiana (1/0/1)  
(1)  Mlsocci74 (1/0/1)  

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

We got us some claims!!!

Due to ship on August 16:

anna.wahnsinn ---->  Annchen for magnets and possibly tea This claim is done

annchen ----> rscowtown for some stamps This claim is done PP

sarasmile ----> rscowtown for a sleep mask and a fox stamp This claim is done PP

Due to ship on August 19:

rscowtown ----> kayrun for some xstitch patterns from Etsy This claim is done PP

Due to ship August 20:

sarasmile ----> kayrun for surprise gifts and items to donate to PRRThis claim is done PP

Due to ship August 21:

Allons-y ----> sarasmile for Captian America canvas panel art This claim is done PP

Due to ship August 22:

rscowtown ----> Allons-y for some bird things This claim is done PP

kayrun ----> anna.wahnsinn for a pair of knit fingerless gloves This claim is done PP

Due to ship August 24:

anna.wahnsinn ----> sarasmile for earrings This claim is done PP

hayatiggs ----> sarasmile for some hanging kitchen towels This claim is done PP

hayatiggs ----> Kartiana for a table runner This claim is done PP

kartiana ----> Annchen for a mug rug This claim is done PP

Due to ship August 27:

rscowtown ----> hayatiggs for drawstring laundry bags This claim is done PP

Due to ship Aug. 29:

anna.wahnsinn ----> rscowtown for the Blues Brothers hoopla Smiley Oh yeah, dis is on my wall PP

Due to ship Aug. 30

Annchen ----> Mlsocci74 for crocheted towel toppers This claim is done

Due to ship Sept. 1

anna.wahnsinn claims ----> hayatiggs for bracelets Dis claim is done PP

Due to ship Sept. 4

kayrun claims ----> hayatiggs for a supply package This claim is done PP

Due to ship Sept. 8

Mlsocci74 claims ----> anna.wahnsinn for a holiday planner This claim is done PP


This round is closed! Please join us for the Sept. '15 OPS here!
« Last Edit: September 29, 2015 10:13:11 PM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015 07:42:09 AM »

I might be addicted to this swap, but I'm okay with that Smiley

Hello, my name is Ann and I'm in Sweden.

My pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/

Everything is fair game, and I usually don't need exact copies. I'll write in the comments if something about the pin is important to me/needs to be exactly like that. Mashups and items inspired from pins or multiple pins are ok.

I have a lot of boards and a lot of pins, so here are some to start with if you'd rather have a smaller selection to start out with.

Flavour of the week: https://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/flavour-of-the-week/ (smaller selection picked from the other boards)
Helpful board for picking colors I like: https://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/colour-texture-scents/
"Smaller" crafts: https://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/small-crafts/

Summer is not over yet, but I love the colorful autumn: https://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/autumn/

Ask me first if you want to make a supply claim. My craft room is overflowing with certain items... Wink
Pre-loved supplies are fine, as long as they're still good to use. I love recykling!

I have no allergies, but some boards are for people with allergies:
Sally/Sam - needs to be washable or as allergen free as possible. Lots of allergies and sensitivities in that family so I'd prefer no/little parfume. Stray pet hairs are ok as long as the item is washable.
Gustav - no heavy scents (migraine trigger).
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015 12:15:32 PM »

I'm Laurel and I live in Wisconsin with hubby, son, daughter and grandson and 3 dachshunds.

Things I don't want to receive in swaps: Roses and clowns. Thanks so much

I have a special Pin board I made just for this swap, a couple things cross over to/from my OWS list, but im trying to keep them separate.

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

God's blessings, Laurel in Wisconsin

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015 01:21:47 PM »

Hi, I'm Anne, and I'm from Germany.

I live in Bremen with my loving DH and two daughters (nearly 4 and 2 now) and lots of books and dust bunnies, but no pets, smoke or things like that.

I have a Craftster wishlist https://www.pinterest.com/annawahnsinn/craftster-ongoing-wish-list/ but also several other boards that might be of interest, feel free to look around!

And if you might get your hands on XXL/XXXL shirts in black or dark teal (or really dark brown or dark purple, with 3/4 sleeves length, wide round neckline preferred, but I also love grey, white or black t-shirts) I would really love to have more shirts from my friends here on Craftster: https://www.pinterest.com/annawahnsinn/t-shirts/!

Also I'm perfectly fine with supply only claims. I have no serious allergies, just a bit of dust/mold/cat/dog, but that hasn't been a problem so far!

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015 10:52:30 AM »

Hi all! I'm back!! 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.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015 08:13:28 PM »

I'm Karen G and I live in South Carolina.
I'm a knitting fanatic  Smiley and do some cross stitch as well --
My wishlist consists of the items on my Crafts board:

Here's my Pinterest link if you'd like to learn more about me:

I'm very easy to please & you may use your own creativity to put a cute
spin on whatever you decide to make~
Thanks in advance!

P.S.  Forgot to mention that a cause near & dear to my heart is the
Pine Ridge Reservation, so anything marked PRR on my boards would
be fantastic as a donation to make someone's life a little easier or more joyful.
Thx for considering this.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2015 07:59:27 AM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2015 08:36:20 AM »

Hi everyone! I'm Harley and I'm from Alabama. I'm married with twin girls who will be 5 soon. I also have two 4-legged kids, my Australian Shepherd and my Great Pyrenees (but they live outside).

I am totally ok with supply only claims. I love to sew, make jewelry and do crafts with my girls. I have no allergies (unless you count being allergic to clowns, because I'm terrified of them, lol), but prefer that nothing have a smoke smell. It can wreck my sinuses.

I set up a "wish list" board on Pinterest just for Craftster.


But please do not feel limited to these things, or feel the need to copy them exactly. Also don't think that you need to purchase any of the items. They are just to give ideas of the kind of things I like and my style. And of course, if you have any questions, just ask! And you're more that welcome to look at all of my other Pinterest boards to get ideas and inspiration.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015 08:41:09 AM »

Hello! Ive been away from swapping for a while, but Im ready to jump back in! I recently moved back home to Washington where my husband and I bought our first house together Cheesy We live with our two dogs. I would love things to decorate my home; wall art and table runners especially. My favorite colors are blues and earthy tones, I also love tacky things like bright orange. Im really into jellyfish right now and have always loved skunks.

Some specific boards that I would love to be claimed for:
Crafty Wishes anything similar/inspired by these would be great
Crafty Supplies used and scraps are fine!
Fabric Wishes again, scraps are fine. Anything similar to these would also be great, these are just a "few" of the fabrics I've found online that I like but I can use anything! I'd prefer only 100% cotton though
Crafty Gifts I'll admit it; I want some of these for myself

Feel free to look through any board on My pintrest to find inspiration, there are many things in my other boards I would love to receive!

Please don't claim anything from the future kids and wedding board (as I don't have kids yet and the wedding is over). I don't have pierced ears, so no earrings please.

« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015 10:15:25 AM »

Hello everyone!  I am melissa.  From Pennsylvania.   I am mom to a son and daughter and currently just about 17 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


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