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« on: October 30, 2015 11:06:20 PM »

Swap name:  November 2015 Ongoing Pinterest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  rscowtown
Sign-up date range:  Nov. 1st through 3oth (2015)
Date to send item by:  2 weeks after claim

Click here to go to the Gallery & Discussion board for the November 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:  November 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
What is your favorite thing about November?


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2015 08:59:21 AM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2015 08:42:18 AM »

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


(2) hayatiggs (1/0/2)
(1) rscowtown (2/0/1)
(2) anna.wahnsinn (3/0/2)
(2) Treemoon (2/0/2)
(2) redstar13 (1/0/2)
(2) snowyangel (2/0/2)
(1) dancingnymph  (1/0/1)
(1) Sarasmile  (2/0/1)
(2) Lo{ve} (1/0/2)
(1) guacaMolly (1/0/1)

We still got room for many more players!

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

HEY! We got our first November claim!!!

1. anna.wahnsinn starts the claims with ----> some jewelry for hayatiggs! she got dis! PP
2. hayatiggs claims ----> anna back with a supply box yup she got dis!
3. dancingnymph claimeth ----> Treemoon for Dr. Who patches (that's sweet!) she got dis pix soon PP
4. Treemoon claims----> anna.wahnsinn for a felt tree and ornys she got dis!
5. redstar13 claims ----> Lo{ve} for skull linen towels she got dis
6. anna.wahnsinn claimeth ----> rscowtown for something sewn and paper we talked about Smiley oh ya I got dis! pix soon
7. Sarasmile claims ----> redstar13 for some surprise jewelry pieces she got dis go look!! they are sweeet PP
8. rscowtown claims ----> Lo{ve} for the cake pan we talked about and some Halloween stuff she got da big box of stuffs!
9. Treemoon claimed ----> dancingnymph for some art she got dis
10. snowyangel claimz ----> redstar13 for 8 glitter clothes pin magnets, rain cloud book mark and maybe something else she got dis PP
11. rscowtown claimeth ---->Sarasmile for a cowl caplet from one of her pins she got dis pix soon
12. Lo{ve} claims ----> snowyangel for an "in place of" supply package and some home baked treats coming asap--YUM! she got dis! PP
13. guacaMolly claimz----> snowyangel for Lace Headbands and a couple bars of CP soap she got dis PP
14. anna.wahnsinn claims ----> guacaMolly for earrings (my kids called them eargigs!) she got dis PP
15. snowyangel claimeth ----> hayatiggs for a socktopus and fleece headbands for her girls she got dis! They are adorable! oh ya and the headbands are too Smiley
16. Sarasmile claims ----> Treemoon for some surprises--jewelry and sewn she got dese! PP

« Last Edit: December 27, 2015 11:11:06 AM by rscowtown » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015 09:42:26 AM »

Hi everyone! I'm Harley and I'm from Alabama. I'm married with twin girls who just turned 5. I also have two 4-legged kids, my Australian Shepherd and my Great Pyrenees (but they live outside). We just sold our house and are crammed into a little apartment until we can begin construction on our new home, hopefully in the next month or so. Because of this, I don't really have room for a lot of decorative items, just mainly functional items. But that could be a lot of things so if you have questions or need help, just ask! Smiley

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 #3 on: October 31, 2015 10:52:21 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: anything with roses or clowns. Thanks so much!

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 November Smiley......


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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015 12:45:35 PM »

Couldn't resist. Hi, I'm Anne, and I'm from Germany.

I live in Bremen with my 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' 2XL/3XL shirts in black or dark teal  I would really love to have more shirts from my friends here on Craftster: https://www.pinterest.com/annawahnsinn/t-shirts/! (or really dark brown or dark purple, with 3/4 sleeves length, wide round neckline preferred, and I also love grey, white or dark purple/plum 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!

« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015 09:17:15 AM »

Hey I am here again. I blame Anne for my addiction to this swap.

I am in utah married with 3 kids. Girl (11), boys (10,5) and a new puppy.

Here is my pinterest I try to update and add to this list often so it could grow in size daily. I only pull if I receive the item.

My daughter is turning 12 this month so if anyone knows about Dr. Who and would like to make her something from that she would love it. (I don't watch it)

I also love dressing up as disney inspired outfits so I am always looking for fun accessories for that. I have some ideas on my swap board but I also have a board just for dressing disney.  https://www.pinterest.com/treemoon/dressing-disney/

You can check out all my pinterest but some things are just pinned for inspiration so if you see something talk to me Smiley

I am a pretty simple and easy going girl. And if in doubt something harry potter always wins me over. (I might have 3 potter boards)

Interested in Personal Swaps. I love Harry Potter, Dressing Disney and a million other things.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015 05:56:04 PM »

I'm BACK!!!! It has been waaaaay too long since I played in Swap Land and I miss it terribly. So I am back!!

My name is Alyssa and I live in Southern California. I'm an autopsy assistant and work my butt off 40 hours a week!! I love skulls. Like Year round, not just for halloween Smiley I have no pets, don't smoke.

If you have questions about pins, just holler at me. I am a-ok with supply packages and please choose off of any board but not the "for the little ones" or the food ones. Thanks in advance for choosing me!

Oh - I have no allergies so if you have animals - ain't no big deal, but I prefer non smokey stuff Smiley

my pinterest boards!
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015 11:36:33 AM by redstar13 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have an embroidery machine! If you want to do personal swaps for machine embroidered items, (or are in my swaps!) let me know!
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015 03:34:45 PM »

I would very much like to join you. November needs something for these long dark evenings.

My board link is https://www.pinterest.com/amypalmer520562/november-craftster-swap-inspiration/

I am just messaging the organiser to request to join you now. It'll be my first swap so I'm super excited!
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015 11:02:50 AM »

Howdy folks! I'm from South Dakota and I have a problem....I'm addicted to Pinterest.  Roll Eyes I love supplies aswell as finished items(or even baked squares/goodies!)for my son or hubby. I have no allergies just prefer no real fur used thanks. I work at a animal shelter so therefor I own a "few" pets, mother to a 2yr old boy, have a geeky husband(any 80's stuff or retro game items are for him) and I'm 4.5 mos preggo. *woot woot*  

Stalk away! I got over 300 pins(which I add to daily) so ask any ques if need be! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2015 12:17:14 PM »

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.
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