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« on: August 29, 2015 07:48:57 PM »

Swap name:  September 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  rscowtown
Co-organizer:  kayrun
Sign-up date range:  Sept. 1st through 30th (2015)
Date to send item by:  2 weeks after claim

September 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 September 2015 round, PLEASE be sure to include both rscowtown & kayrun 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.

Unsent Claim Limit:
Friend of Craftster: Three
First-Time Swapper: One
Everyone Else: Two
You may claim again once you have shipped a claim but you can not have more than twice your Unsent Claim Limit outstanding at any one time.

When Claiming: When you PM the organizer (and person you are claiming) for sending and receiving please include the name of the swap (including the round) and the due date of the claim. 
I.E.  Sally ----> Suzy for a pink pony saddle due out Jan 1

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.

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

Name of swap:  September 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: September 24, 2015 08:18:14 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
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015 08:11:30 PM »

Here's the list of who is claiming who for what in the September 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


(1) kayrun (2/0/2)  
(2) rscowtown (1/0/2)  
(2) kartiana  (1/0/2)  
(1) Mlsocci74 (1/0/1)  
(1) anna.wahnsinn (3/0/1)  x
(1) Treemoon  (1/0/1)  x
(1)  Momof2! (1/0/1)  

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

HEY! We got us some claims!!!

1. kartiana claims ----> kayrun for some TM patches Dis claim is done
2. kayrun claims ----> rscowtown for washi tape, coloring pages and possibly something else Dat claim is done PP
3. Mlsocci74 claims ----> kartiana for an Ewok necklace This claim is done PP
4. rscowtown claims ----> Mlsocci74 for metal dandelion stamps, shipping directly to her This claim is done
5. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> kayrun for fabric slippers She gots da slippurz!! PP
6. Treemoon claims ----> anna.wahnsinn whooohooo! dis has been received!
7. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> Treemoon for a wire wrapped bracelet She got dis!go look at the pix! PP
8. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> rscowtown for a wooden metal stamp holderI got it!! pix soon
9. Momof2! claims ----> Kartiana for some wood burned ornaments whooohooo da ornaments are in kartiana's hands Smiley PP
10. kayrun claims ----> Momof2! for knit chickens and knit dishcloths Dis claim is done--dere be chickenz! PP
« Last Edit: October 23, 2015 06:34:16 AM 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 #2 on: August 31, 2015 09:06:31 AM »

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. I have tons of pins on my entire pinterest, and am trying to thin them out as many are just ones I pinned as cool ideas and don't necessarily want Smiley

Here is my OPS pinterest board link:  https://www.pinterest.com/rscowtown/ongoing-pinterest-swap-board/
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015 09:01:40 PM 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: August 31, 2015 12:49:20 PM »

I'm Karen G, the co-host of this lovely swap & I live in South Carolina.
I'm a former teacher who is taking a break, doing some volunteering, and spending
a lot of time knitting, watching TV, and cruising Craftster & Ravelry   Roll Eyes

I am an empty nester & live with my hubby & 2 labs.

Here's my Pinterest (I'm esp wishing for things on the Crafts board -- if you have
supplies for the Things I Wanna Make Board, those would be welcomed, too!)
TIA for any crafts you make for me!


also, 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 31, 2015 12:51:28 PM by kayrun » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015 06:27:13 AM »

Hello! I'm Reinikka Smiley 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. I'm currently working on a quilt using all shades of blue, so I would love more blue patterned fabrics (enough to cut four 5" squares, and they don't have to be solid blue, just mostly blue Wink ). 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 #5 on: September 01, 2015 08:23:45 AM »

Hello everyone!  I am melissa.  From Pennsylvania.   I am mom to a son and daughter and currently just about 20 weeks with twin boys!  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 it.  Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2015 01:54:53 PM »

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

I live in Bremen with my loving DH and two daughters (now 4 and 2) 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 Ladies' 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!
« Last Edit: September 08, 2015 01:55:34 PM by anna.wahnsinn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015 09:46:17 PM »

I am going to claim anna.wahnsinn (now I email you right and talk about things or just make something???)

Hi my name is Teresa I live in Utah. I am married 3 kids (11,10,5). I work full time during the school year. I do love crafting and am new to this site and swapping.

Here is a pinterest board I set up for the swap a few of the descriptions I explained my weirdness Smiley Have you guys heard of Disney Bounding? I call it dressing Disney. I love doing that but I am just getting started in it. So accessories that inspire a movie character or that look like theirs in the movie, hair bows in their colors, that kind of stuff is fun to me, not pictures of the characters.  
I dont know what else to say or ask or do..........


I tried to pick a variety of things cause I love lots! If you have tips for my board. I don't need exact anything and supplies is fabulous.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015 11:57:14 AM by Treemoon » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Interested in Personal Swaps. I love Harry Potter, Dressing Disney and a million other things.
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015 08:38:30 AM »

Hi. My name is Melody. I live in South Carolina with my husband and our two daughters. I am mostly a stay at home Mom, although I do still work very part time at a Veterinary hospital.

I don't have any allergies, but prefer not to get anything that smells of smoke. If it's something that can be wiped off or cleaned it should be fine though.

My pinterest is pretty big so I made a board specifically for this swap https://www.pinterest.com/msfinley/craftster/. I also have a supply board that would be appropriate. If you see anything on my other boards that you would like to make, just PM me first. Some things I may already have or no longer want/need.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2015 05:44:48 PM by Momof2! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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