Welcome to Swappermania!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Swaps

Location: Most swaps are International, unless otherwise stated.
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.


PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THESE DATES
(A good way is to write the swap details in a notebook or type them into your phone/e-calendar, or write them down on your wall calendar.)

For quick swaps:

Last day to signup/drop:  
February 5, 2014
Partners posted: 
February 6, 2014
Date items must be sent by:  
February 10, 2014

All other Feb. swaps:

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014
Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014
Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014


FEBRUARY SWAPS:
Click on the title to read the details about each swap BEFORE you sign up.


FEB. QUICK SWAP: Valentine Swap (USA ONLY)

FEB. QUICK SWAP: Happy Mail (USA ONLY)

FEB QUICK SWAP: Love Scripture Swap (International)

FEB. QUICK SWAP: CARD SWAP ~ My Birthday Is In February! (International)


FEB. STICKERS - Send 30 misc. stickers

FEB. STICKER SHEETS: Animals (3 sheets)

FEB. Find a New Penpal (International)

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

FEB. POSTCARD THEME: Lake/River/Waterfall

FEB. POSTCARD: Sender's Choice With Quote

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

FEB. LBs - 5 label bags (new or est.)

FEB FBs - 5 n&n HEARTS Theme FBs (New/Est)

FEB. Papergoodies Swap!

FEB Surprise, Surprise, Surprise 

FEB. MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY w/kawaii for 49-cents (USA ONLY)

FEB. CARD SWAP: Send me a vintage card (blank)

FEB. ATC Theme #1: Hearts

FEB. ATC Theme #2: Butterfly

FEB. ATC Theme #3: Map It Out

Upcoming ATC Themes (in case you want to start working on them early):

Theme #1: Use a Book-page
Theme #2: Vintage
Theme #3: Sender's Choice




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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:



RULES:

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!

Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)





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Details on N&N FBs:
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Friendship books must be neat, not just a bunch of pieces of paper strewn together. They cannot be slams, friendship sheets or crams. 

What is a FB?
Here are some links that should help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_book
http://fbfun.com/about/
http://www.squidoo.com/friendshipbooks


What is a N&N FB?  

N&N FB = Nice & Neat Friendship Book

http://friendshipbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/types-of-friendship-books.html

Guidelines for N&N FB swaps on this blog:

1. There will be NO staples in the front cover.
2. The FB should be laminated with packing tape, shelf liner, or laminating sheets.
3. Lamination should be done neatly.
4. Embellishments should be added to the cover. Embellishments include glitter, stickers, foil borders, sequins, ribbon, a nice background, cloth flowers. You can also do something fancy with pictures. Basically just a picture covered with lamination isn't a N&N FB.
5. Addresses should be printed legibly or typed.
6. Make it nice AND neat. Ask yourself whether you are proud of your work or not. 
7. For established N&N FBs, please make sure your partner hasn't previously signed it.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

FEB. QUICK SWAP: Happy Mail (USA ONLY)

Location: Regional - USA ONLY

Last day to signup/drop:  
February 5, 2014

Partners posted:  
February 6, 2014

Date items must be sent by:  
February 10, 2014

Number of swap partners: 1

DESCRIPTION:

This is a simple swap that hopefully brings some happiness to your mailbox. 
This is for the USA only because of the quick turn around. :-)

SWAP DETAILS~ This one is a little different. You will send your partner 3 items that you think would make them smile, with a nice letter.
After you receive your partner's name & email, email your partner RIGHT AWAY to find out some of their likes/dislikes.
And remember to send them your address and list of likes/dislikes too.
Some ideas: stickers, a blank postcard, a blank greeting card with envie, anything! 

As long as it is nice quality and generous (please don't send mini stickers, reward stickers, teeny tiny stuff...) You get the Gist? Or if they have an obsession with pens.. send a nice pen.. It doesn't have to be much, and you don't have to go shopping, but try to make someone's day!

Swap requirements:

Please, no flakers, if you think you won't be able to send on time or meet the requirements, don't sign up.
We want HAPPY MAIL and swappers ONLY on Swappermania!


Please only send nice, quality items that you would like to receive. 


It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.

 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!



FEB QUICK SWAP: Love Scripture Swap (International)

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:  
February 5, 2014

Partners posted:  
February 6, 2014

Date items must be sent by:  
February 10, 2014

Number of swap partners: 1

DESCRIPTION:

Let's share a "Love" Bible scripture on a postcard or inside a greeting card. You may use a Valentine's Day card for this swap.

Swap requirements:

Please, no flakers, if you think you won't be able to send on time or meet the requirements, don't sign up.
Note that this is an INTERNATIONAL swap and shipping might take a little longer.

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.


FEB. QUICK SWAP: CARD SWAP ~ My Birthday Is In February! (International)

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:  
February 5, 2014

Partners posted:  
February 6, 2014

Date items must be sent by:  
February 10, 2014

Number of swap partners: 2

DESCRIPTION:


Hello fellow swappers!
So, I guess the title of this swap is pretty self-explanatory. If your birthday is in the month of February and you like getting fun mail, this is the PERFECT swap for you!!

You will have TWO partners to whom you will send a card (store-bought or nicely homemade).
The card should include at least 2 little items (sticker sheets, memo papers, etc.). 
It can be anything that you can stick into an envelope. 
It's up to the sender how much you can spend on this swap but no less than the stated numbers above.
Feel free to email your partner and ask what their likes/wishes/dislikes are. Make someone's birthday a happy one!

Please, no trashy items, send only new store bought, QUALITY handmade stuff, something you would like to receive yourself!

Swap requirements:

Please, no flakers, if you think you won't be able to send on time or meet the requirements, don't sign up.
Note that this is an INTERNATIONAL swap and shipping might take up to a month, this is why this is a quick swap.

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.


FEB. STICKERS - Send 30 misc. stickers

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014

Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014

Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014*


Description:

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

RULES:

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!

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.  Must be family-friendly (ok for children to see.)


Absolutely NO mini or reward stickers (Good Job, etc.). Also no homemade stickers.
No folded, ripped, torn, used, or dirty stickers. And no partial sheets. They must be loose, cut individually off the sheet.


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.

 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!


Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps might 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 :)

FEB. STICKER SHEETS: Animals (3 sheets)

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014

Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014

Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014*

Number of swap partners: 1

Description:

You will have one partner, and you will send your partner 3 different animal sticker sheets.

No name/address stickers, no reward stickers, no holiday stickers, no free/charity types, no homemade stickers. Send stickers you would like to receive.   Do NOT bend or cut the sheet.
Send only ANIMAL sticker sheets w/ at least 10 stickers on a sheet. 
You can send more if you wish... 

You can include a "wishlist" of the kinds of stickers you would like in return (what kind of animals, fave sticker types/brands, etc.) but you are NOT guaranteed to receive them. This is sender's choice, so it's completely random. Must be family-friendly (ok for children to see.)  Have fun...


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.

 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!


Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps might 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 :)

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

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014
Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014
Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014*

Description:

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


RULES:

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!

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.

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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)




PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.

 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!


Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps might 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 :)


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

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014

Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014

Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014*

Number of swap partners: 1



Description:

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


RULES:

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!

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.



*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:




Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)


PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.

 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!


Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps might 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 :)

FEB FBs - 5 n&n HEARTS Theme FBs (New/Est)

Location: International
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

Last day to signup/drop:
Feb. 16, 2014
Partners will be posted by:  
Feb. 18, 2014
Date items must be sent by:
Feb. 28, 2014*


Description:

You will be sending 5 nice & neat FBs with the theme of "Hearts".
You can send new or established, the choice is yours.


RULES:

See bottom of this swap description to see what is considered "nice & neat" for this swap.

It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!


Hosted by: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 
(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).
Happy swapping :)


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SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SWAPS HERE:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AZ_20-Hr1Xe_YIirdrpgBSt6Uhyo973lHmKLLoQiasU/viewform


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PARTNERS WILL BE POSTED ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE, AND ALSO EMAILED TO EVERYONE.


 * Please be considerate and send your swaps out on time.  If you can't, please just email your partner to let them know if it will be late. Thank you!


Remember that this is an International swap, so swaps might 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 :)


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Details on N&N FBs:

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

Friendship books must be neat, not just a bunch of pieces of paper strewn together. They cannot be slams, friendship sheets or crams. 

What is a FB?
Here are some links that should help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_book
http://fbfun.com/about/
http://www.squidoo.com/friendshipbooks


What is a N&N FB?  

N&N FB = Nice & Neat Friendship Book

http://friendshipbooks.blogspot.com/2010/12/types-of-friendship-books.html

Guidelines for N&N FB swaps on this blog:

1. There will be NO staples in the front cover.
2. The FB should be laminated with packing tape, shelf liner, or laminating sheets.
3. Lamination should be done neatly.
4. Embellishments should be added to the cover. Embellishments include glitter, stickers, foil borders, sequins, ribbon, a nice background, cloth flowers. You can also do something fancy with pictures. Basically just a picture covered with lamination isn't a N&N FB.
5. Addresses should be printed legibly or typed.
6. Make it nice AND neat. Ask yourself whether you are proud of your work or not. 
7. For established N&N FBs, please make sure your partner hasn't previously signed it.