Welcome to Swappermania!

Friday, April 19, 2013

MONTHLY COLOR ATCs - Blue



Theme: "The Blues" - Use the color blue as the MAIN color.  Or interpret "the blues" using your own artistic ideas :)

1 for 1 swap, 3 for 3 swap, or 5 for 4 swap.

Types of ATCs permitted in this swap:
Use any technique or medium you desire. 
Originals, (NO COPIES), embellished photos, digital, fabric.
Embellish as needed. 
MUST be 2-1/2" x 3-1/2".


It isn't required, but a suggested donation, please include cash or stamps to cover return postage.  (Please?) 
  
Outside USA? CLICK HERE for details on return postage.

Your choice to include a return envelope, or I can provide one. 

Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 


Hostess name:  Barbi T.



Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform



Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.





How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered. 
Comment below with any questions.

Happy swapping :)

APRIL Inchies - 3 "Spring" themed

Theme:  "Spring"

This is a 3 for 3 swap. 

Inchies are 1" x 1". Use a sturdy background, write your name/email on back of them.

Use any technique or medium you desire. 
Originals, (NO COPIES), embellished photos, digital, fabric.
Embellish as needed. 


*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.





Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.





How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered. Happy swapping :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

APRIL LBs - 5 new Label Bags (made by you)

Make 5 new Label Bags. Can be made for & by you, or for anybody :)


*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)
(Of course donations of stamps & cash are always welcome!)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.



Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.



How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered (post below in comments with any questions). Happy swapping :)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is a LB? 

LB = Label Bag

You can get info and printable templates here:

http://friendshipbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/label-bag-templates.html
http://sandbook.net/index.php/label-bags-othermenu-12
http://kawaiisuite.livejournal.com/7038.html
http://thesnaggingpalace.blogspot.com/

APRIL LBs - 5 est Label Bags (with at least 2 signers)

For this swap, you will send 5 established label bags, with at least 2 signers.  (You can be #2.)  
Please include a maximum of 1 where the next person is the last signer.



*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)
(Of course donations of stamps & cash are always welcome!)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.




Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.





How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered (post below in comments with any questions). Happy swapping :)


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is a LB? 

LB = Label Bag

You can get info/see samples here:
http://friendshipbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/label-bag-templates.html
http://sandbook.net/index.php/label-bags-othermenu-12
http://kawaiisuite.livejournal.com/7038.html
http://thesnaggingpalace.blogspot.com/ 

APRIL SBs - 5 sticker bags (new or est.)

For this swap, you will send 5 sticker bags. These can be new or established.

If sending established SBs, please include a maximum of 1 where the next person is the last signer.

If making new SBs, they can be made for you, for friends, for your swap moderator (wink wink), etc.  (Email me for what info you should put on them if you would like to make them for me.)
If you're making new bags, feel free to have them themed (i.e. only sticker flakes, large stickers only, etc) if you'd like, or keep it fun and random.



*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)
(Of course donations of stamps & cash are always welcome!)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.




Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.




How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered (post below in comments with any questions). Happy swapping :)



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What is a SB?

SB = Sticker Bag

It's an envelope with stickers to trade. You put some in, take some out and send to a friend to do likewise.

Get an envelope.

Put 6-8 loose stickers in it.

On the front of the envelope you identify it as a sticker bag. Tell people how many to take and how many to put in. (I.e. Take 3, Insert 6) and identify the person who should send it home. (i.e. #5 please send home).

Put the name/address of the person it's for and the person who made it.

On the back of the envelope, the people who get it (usually via pen palling or swaps) signs in with their name and the date. The #5 person (or however many people are designated) sends the sticker bag home to the person it was made for. 

You can get more info/see samples here:

Sandbook - Look under "Other Forms of Friendship Books"
http://sandbook.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=8

http://thesnaggingpalace.blogspot.com/

APRIL PCs - 3 new/unwritten postcards in an env.

This is a 3 for 3 swap.  You send 3, you get 3 different PCs in return. Simple :)  

Types of postcards permitted:
Storebought, internet bought, touristy-type cards. Size: 3"x5" - 4" x 6".
Must be like new/unwritten on, no bent corners, folds, etc. 
Absolutely NO ad cards, art cards, homemade, digital, etc.



*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)
(Of course donations of stamps & cash are always welcome!)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.




Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.




How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered (post below in comments with any questions). Happy swapping :)

APRIL STICKERS - Send 30 misc. stickers

This is a 30 for 30 swap. 
 You send 30, you get 30 different stickers in return. Simple :)  

Types of stickers permitted:

Please only send nice, cute stickers that you would like to receive. You can include a "wishlist" of the kinds of stickers you would like in return (themes, etc.) but you are NOT guaranteed to receive them. This is sender's choice, so it's completely random.

For sticker flakes, 2 count as 1 full-size sticker.

Absolutely NO mini or reward stickers (Good Job, etc.). Also no homemade stickers. If you send these, I'll email and remind you that they are unacceptable, and will send them back to you.



*** FREEBIE THIS MONTH!!!***
NO RETURN POSTAGE or return envelope is required for this swap :)
(Of course donations of stamps & cash are always welcome!)


Please include your name and address on a large label or piece of paper. 

Hostess name:  Barbi T.




Sign up for this month's swaps here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1h1ZkXQTOz_u-Zl_8KoUjveeDdR3ZdtaclFwiNodyLGI/viewform

Sign up by 4/27, send items by 4/30.

Items postmarked after 4/30 will be marked REFUSED - RETURNED TO SENDER. I am not responsible for lost/late mail.




How it works:  Everyone sends to me.  Once all items are received, I will send a return swap from everyone that joined.  I will email everyone to let you know that they are being mailed back out, so you will know when to expect them.  Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps will take a bit longer to get where they need to go.... please be patient and kind, and make this a happy swapping experience for everyone :)

Questions cheerfully answered (post below in comments with any questions). Happy swapping :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

MAY - Sender's Choice

Last day to signup/drop:         May 20, 2013 
Partners posted by:                May 25, 2013
Date items must be sent by:   May 31, 2013 

Swap Coordinator: Barbi
Swap categories: Artist Trading Cards (ATCs),  Card Making,  Postcards, Stickers 
Number of people in swap: (0, waiting for signups) 
Location: International 
Number of swap partners: 1

Description:

This will be a sender's choice swap.

Choose from this list. Please just pick one!
    4 ATC cards
    4 greeting cards (handmade or store bought blank inside)
    2 new stickers sheets or new sticker pack
    1 memo pad (any theme is fine) with pen
    4 new postcards (in envelope)
You can also include some extras. Just make sure you also send from this list.
You will have one partner. This is an international swap, so you might get a partner in a country other than your own (costing more postage).  By joining, you agree to send anywhere.

Please do not write in the cards or on the postcards. It's your choice to include envelopes or not with the cards.  Cards can be for any occasion -- you can post here in the comments if there is a certain occasion you are looking for, but it's not guaranteed.

It is a good idea to write your partner a note letting them know the swap name and your name and send it along.

I will angel this swap if necessary, only if you have contacted your partner, have not heard from them within a few days, or have not received your swap within a month (remember, sometimes it takes longer to get mail from around the world.)


To sign up for May swaps... click here:
** COMING SOON **

Click on "comments" below, and post when you send and receive your swaps!

THANKS for joining!
Have fun


MAY Misc. - Homemade Card: Theme = "Flowers"

MAY Misc. - Homemade Card: Theme = "Flowers"


Last day to signup/drop:         May 20, 2013 
Partners posted by:                May 25, 2013
Date items must be sent by:   May 31, 2013 


Swap Coordinator:Barbi
Swap categories:Card Making 
Number of people in swap:(0, waiting for signups)
Location:International
Number of swap partners:1


Description:
For this swap you will create one handmade greeting card featuring flowers.
There are no set rules on what you can and cannot use for the card, use your imagination!  
Please take care when making this card and make something that you would want to receive yourself.
You will have one partner. This is an international swap, so you might get a partner in a country other than your own (costing more postage).  By joining, you agree to send anywhere.
Please do not write in the card as you are making it for your partner to use in the future. Please also include an envelope. It can be for any occasion -- you can post here in the comments if there is a certain occasion you are looking for, but it's not guaranteed. It is a good idea to write your partner a note letting them know the swap name and your name and send it along.
I will angel this swap if necessary, only if you have contacted your partner, have not heard from them within a few days, or have not received your swap within a month (remember, sometimes it takes longer to get mail from around the world.)







To sign up for May swaps... click here:
** COMING SOON **

Click on "comments" below, and post when you send and receive your swaps!

THANKS for joining!
Have fun