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#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:59:33 AM(UTC)
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Basic rules - all items to be two pieces of paper thick or one thickness of nice cardstock. They can be more, but if you use paper rather than cardstock, it must be backed by something.

All items to be embellished twice (unless otherwise directed). Embellishment ideas include buttons, bling, ribbon, fiber, brads, inking edges, coloring a stamped image, stickles, skittles, paint, eyelets, etc.. There are 100's to choose from. The only thing that doesn't count as an embellishment - plain flat stickers. Just make it something you would be proud to use in your album/altered project.

Each group of 8 items is to be put into a ziplock type baggie for shipping. I appreciate your taking time to do this step. It helps the swap go much quicker. It also helps if you choose to do monogrammed items and such. If you do this, please be sure to label each bag.

All bags are to list who sent the contents - we love to know who makes such wonderful creations!

Include enough postage/cash for return shipping. I do return extra - rounded to nearest quarter for cash; stamps - any that are not used are returned.

After you join, I will send you my address. Checking in every two weeks is required. It lets me/group know you are still around and participating!

Unless otherwise stated, each item is to be at least 3.5" in one direction. If you create smaller items, just set them end to end to be sure at least one measurement is this minimum size. Larger is fine, but this is the minimum.

September

Week One - create a Tri-Fold card. Any theme. Directions can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststa...ials/camis_trifold_card/
If the card is the standard size when completed (1/4 of a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper) then no envelope is required (though they are allowed), but if non-standard size, you need to include an envelope.

Week Two – Valentine’s Colors - Pinks/Reds, even black/white and red – maybe some purple – whatever makes you think of Valentines Day. Create an item (I can email you a pdf listing of ideas/sizes/etc. if you wish. Just email me at scraprageous@gmail.com with 52 week pdf in the title) using these colors. Journal cards, deco squares, fun embellishment piece from cricut cuts, etc.

Week Three - Cricut Easter! Choose something that is Easter to you. No right or wrong here – it could be a bunny, new life, baby animals, flowers, eggs, chocolate, whatever – have some fun! Then create a cricut cut (or cuts) to go with your idea. The cuts are to be embellished. If you pick something that doesn't have layers - remember you can mix and match - animal wearing a backpack, school books with a backpack - tons of ideas.

Week Four - Technique Crazy. Use some crinkled tissue paper for this item. http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-october/. If you decide to make a tag – it doesn’t have to be the 3 1/8 x 6 3/8 size, it can be any size. It doesn’t have to be a tag at all – just use the crinkled tissue paper to create something – card, bookmarks, deco shapes, have fun!

Week Five - Create an embellished photo mat(s). Create one per person at a 5”x7” size, or two per person if you prefer to create a smaller size. Photo mats need two embellishments.

Week Six - Total Choice! You get to choose. If you are having a hectic month - you can buy something for each person. OR - You can create an embellishment bag of at least 4 items (example: 1 yard fiber, 4 regular size brads, 3 un-embellished die cuts (3" in size or larger), and 5 buttons). You don't have to use this listing for an embellishment baggie - it is just to give you an idea. You can make something instead, but this is a 'free for all' week - have some fun with it.

Week Seven – Festival of Sleep – January 3. Time to rest from all that busy December rushing. So have some fun and create a project that represents sleep or rest to you. Moons, pillows, jammies, a bowl of cold sugar cereal (that was ours with one Grandma and Grandpa right before bed). It all works. If you send something that doesn’t sound as routine as others, please be sure to let us know on your description slip.

Week Eight – Fancy Pants Brand Paper. Create something using a Fancy Pants Brand of paper. Please let us know what line you are using when you send (just in case we want to create more items). It is ok to use older lines. This swap is one designed to use your stash whenever possible, but still give some new things to try!


Wrap it all up and ship by February 28.

details for entire year (if you are interested) are on my blog 8/24/2013 post here: http://www.scrapbooksand...013/08/52-week-swap.html

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 7:03:37 AM(UTC)
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Participants (prior participants get first choice)

1) Candy
2) Denise
3) Lbaker
4) Scraprageous
5) - SunnyBrook has first choice on this spot - you have until 1/15 to decide :)
6) KMG
7)
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:07:16 PM(UTC)
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Yay, it's open....Come on people, please.....join in and see what creative friends we have.

Denise
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#4 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:53:13 AM(UTC)
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Not exactly sure how this swap works but I might be interested.

I can't do this round but maybe after April 1st.



Participants (prior participants get first choice)

Not sure what you mean by "first choice"
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:55:15 PM(UTC)
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BigGrin First choice for prior participants means they get to decide after the prior round is received. The rest of us have been in the swap for 1-3 years now and have a feel for how things go.

Pretty much, I try to give everyone a few rounds before plugging them in automatically. The two ladies listed in spots 5/6 have only been involved a few times, so I don't assume they want to continue until I hear for sure. Some people know instantly that this is something they want to continue. Those ladies are all listed in the first spots as they have told me they want to stay in until they let me know otherwise. Others like to have a few rounds to make a decision to join a year long swap. So, I give them the opportunity of first refusal on their spots and won't assign anyone until they have had their items for a week.

Since items do not need to be complex, I know that some people have completed all pieces for all participants in only a few days. So, I don't ever feel bad about leaving things 'open' a bit after the round has started.

I have been asked about people making too many of an object. Well, I have done so before - it is a choice we all make. If I am inspired early on, I make 8 of each and if I don't need them, it has never been an issue - I only make things I would be happy to use in my albums, so I have extra to use (or give or whatever). I know one lady waits until a round is closed and does two items per week - she prefers to be 100% sure of how many to create as she wants no extras. Either way works. Just depends on how you want to create.

Goals of this swap - use up stash, try something new, have fun creating embellishments that can be used for pages or for cards. Basically - it gets the mojo going and often leads to finishing up projects that have been put on hold.

Hope that helps BigGrin
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BigGrin First choice for prior participants means they get to decide after the prior round is received. The rest of us have been in the swap for 1-3 years now and have a feel for how things go.

Pretty much, I try to give everyone a few rounds before plugging them in automatically. The two ladies listed in spots 5/6 have only been involved a few times, so I don't assume they want to continue until I hear for sure. Some people know instantly that this is something they want to continue. Those ladies are all listed in the first spots as they have told me they want to stay in until they let me know otherwise. Others like to have a few rounds to make a decision to join a year long swap. So, I give them the opportunity of first refusal on their spots and won't assign anyone until they have had their items for a week.

Since items do not need to be complex, I know that some people have completed all pieces for all participants in only a few days. So, I don't ever feel bad about leaving things 'open' a bit after the round has started.

I have been asked about people making too many of an object. Well, I have done so before - it is a choice we all make. If I am inspired early on, I make 8 of each and if I don't need them, it has never been an issue - I only make things I would be happy to use in my albums, so I have extra to use (or give or whatever). I know one lady waits until a round is closed and does two items per week - she prefers to be 100% sure of how many to create as she wants no extras. Either way works. Just depends on how you want to create.

Goals of this swap - use up stash, try something new, have fun creating embellishments that can be used for pages or for cards. Basically - it gets the mojo going and often leads to finishing up projects that have been put on hold.

Hope that helps BigGrin


One other question. I see that you end up making 8 things. Do you make one for each person in the swap? For example, week 1, you would make 8 trifold cards(one for each person)

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#7 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:35:33 PM(UTC)
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Jean, yes, you make one of each item for everyone in the swap, so the maximum would be 64 items ... we just make one baggie for each person and put all eight of their items in it ... then for some directives it is easy to customize the item to the person getting it
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#8 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:15:48 PM(UTC)
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Perfect answer, Candy BigGrin Thanks! BTW- your box arrived and yes I peeked inside, but my kids want me to wait Crying

That is the last time i open a box with them in the room Wink

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This swap will no longer be hosted on this board. I am sorry.

if you are interested, please us my email: scraprageous@gmail.com or comment section through my blog: http://scrapbooksandcows.blogspot.com/
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