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« on: September 30, 2015 06:54:23 PM »

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

Click here to go to the Gallery & Discussion board for the October OPS for 2015

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.  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:

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 (rscowtown):

Name of swap:  October 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 30, 2015 06:58:57 PM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015 11:40:02 AM »

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


(1) Annchen (2/0/1)
(3) rscowtown (2/0/3)
(2) scarlet_nights  (2/0/2)
(2) roler (1/0/2)  
(1) treemoon (2/0/1) x
(2) anna.wahnsinn (2/0/2)  x

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

HEY! We need some claims!!!

1. roler claims----> Annchen for a mug rugda mug rug is in da house! PP
2. Annchen claims ----> roler for something useful AND tentacled (cool combo!) WE HAVE USEFUL TENTACLES!! PP
3. scarlet_nights claims ----> roler for a vintage button bracelet roler gots dis! Go look PP
4. rscowtown claims ----> scarlet_nights for some art she got dem! GO LOOK! PP
5. scarlet_nights claims ---->rscowtown for fabric bookmarks i got dem look! PP
6. Treemoon claims ----> rscowtown for a fabric sunflower it is soooo COOL! GO LOOK! PP
7. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> Treemoon for jewelry she got dis!! PP
8. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> rscowtown for a dozen luggage tags I got them they are awesome PP
9. rscowtown claims ----> anna.wahnsinn for something crocheted by myself it looks great on her! PP
10. Annchen claims ----> anna.w for some tea tins (whoohooo I have some they are just the coolest!) the tins are awesome-sauce! PP
11. Treemoon claims ----> scarlet_nights for a red angry bird She got dis!

Dis round is closed hey, cuz its now November!!! YOU can join us for November Smiley
« Last Edit: December 07, 2015 07:59:30 PM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015 12:16:29 PM »

I'm baaaaack...

Hello, I'm Ann and I live in Sweden. I know international postage can be a bummer so I'm willing to work with you to make it less crazy expensive. (For example stuffing things myself so you can send a less bulky/heavy package)

My pinterest is here: http://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/

Everything is fair game, I don't need exact copies unless the pin says so and pre-loved items/supplies/components are fine as long as they are still useable.

Some boards might be a bit more helpful:

Flavour of the week lists a few pins I find extra awesome at the moment: http://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/flavour-of-the-week/

This board is a good inspiration if you don't know what color to pick for me:

I've tried to find smaller crafts to put on this board:

It's Gustavs birthday in the end of November... Smiley

I'm okay with supply claims, but my craft room is pretty full so I mostly want stuff we can use for a knit caf held at a local place where new immigrants seeking political asylum lives.
Some ideas for that here: http://www.pinterest.com/annchen82/knitting-and-crocheting-in-farsta/
Or maybe a pattern for me to make:

Allergy info: Me - no allergies. Gustav board - no heavy scents. Sam and Sally board - family with assorted allergies, washable items or smoke free and reasonably pet hair free (but as long as the cat hasn't snogged the item it'll probably be ok)
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015 01:55:21 PM »

Hi I'm Liz from southern IL. I live in a tiny town with my husband, dogs and cats. I'm a lover of vintage and recently have become obsessed with tablecloths and place mats.

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/scarlet_nights/

Any of my boards are fair game. I'm happy with pre loved or vintage items and I love supply packages.

No one in my house has allergies.

« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015 02:11:44 PM »

Hello!  I've eyed this swap for ages and finally got up the nerve to join! Thanks for the encouragement! Smiley

I'm Laura, and I live in Osaka, Japan, but my family in the USA can also accept packages for me if that's easier for shipping (I'll be visiting them in December and can get my stuff then; my parents can open and photograph items before then for the gallery if necessary).

I'm allergic to some metals if they have prolonged contact with my skin, but this has only really come up with watch backs or stud earrings; hook/hoop earrings, bracelets, pendants etc. are fine!  Other than that, no major allergies, although I do prefer if wool products are not super scratchy!  As for allergens in my home, I have three pet degus (small rodents), and the timothy hay that they eat.  I don't smoke.

Here is the board I made for this swap:
I love wall art like hooplas and mini quilts, accessories and wearables, and useful/functional items.  While I do really like stuffies and knick-knacks, I just don't have room for any more in my tiny apartment!  As you can probably tell from the board, I like a lot of nerdy stuff!  I also like bold colors, not so much pastels. (Forgot to mention in case anyone wants to make a hat - my head is HUGE. One size fits all do not!!)

This board is also fine to use for inspiration, although I think most of the things on it are way too big for medium or even large swap items! https://www.pinterest.com/theroler/yes-please/

The rest of my pinterest is primarily as inspiration/reference for ME to make, and NOT necessarily stuff I want for myself.  Please only refer to those two boards.

I'll happily accept buttons, but my stash is already bigger than I have room for so no other supplies, please.

Thanks, and I'm excited to swap with you all!! XD
« Last Edit: October 02, 2015 03:54:03 PM by roler » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2015 03:18:02 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: anything with roses or clowns. Thanks so much!

**NEW** I need a dozen of these before Christmas please all in the same "you can't miss this" color/print: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/177047829070502713/

I added a lot of things to my Amazon wish list--USED IS FINE for books:  http://amzn.com/w/1Z0HF1CX825QZ

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/

just added some new stuff in October Smiley
« Last Edit: October 06, 2015 08:56:05 AM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015 11:00:09 AM »

Yay my first swap package finally arrived so I can officially join this swap again!!

PINTEREST- https://www.pinterest.com/treemoon/craft-swap/

I love knitted and crocheted things cause I can't do it.

I have pinned my Craft Swap board cause I have a million pins and some are inspiration for others or to learn techniques.
If you stalk my other boards and see something you would like to make

I love Harry Potter and Dressing Disney and my daughter loves Dr. Who and I know nothing about it.

Interested in Personal Swaps. I love Harry Potter, Dressing Disney and a million other things.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015 02:53:26 PM »

I'm in! 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 purple 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: October 25, 2015 02:55:09 PM by anna.wahnsinn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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