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Old 09-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Lightbulb NEWBIE Swap - postmark by Oct 31

We all started somewhere. Remember your first few cards? Were you terrified to show them to anyone? Here is a chance to toss your fear to the wind and share your artistry!

This swap is intended for folks who are new to card making and new to swaps. How new is new? That's up to you!

Here's how it works. Feel free to print this out for later reference.
  • Reply to this posting so I can add you to the list of participants. If you sign up for more than 1 spot, you will need to make a second set of cards that are different than your first set.
  • Mark your calendar so that you don't miss the deadline and have plenty of time to make your creations without feeling rushed at the last minute. If life happens (which we all know it does!) and you can't meet your commitment, please drop me a private email to let me know.
  • Make 6 cards (for each spot for which you signed up) using good quality supplies, not cheap cardstock from the dollar bin. There are no specific vendor requirements for this swap. Most folks make all the cards look identical because they are often easier to mass produce, but that's not a requirement for this swap. Remember, if you sign up for more than 1 spot, you need to make a different set of cards for your second spot.
  • Cards should have at least 2 layers (or more if you like) and some kind of embellishment (buttons, ribbon, brads, bling, etc.)
  • Make cards for any reason - holidays, thank you, birthday, anniversary, etc.
  • Do your best work - straight clean cuts, neatly aligned layers, clean images, etc.
  • Put your name on the back so we can appreciate your artistry and craftsmanship! If you want to include a business card or list of supplies that go with each card, you are welcome to do that.
  • Put 5 of your cards (that way you get to keep one of your own) into a re-sealable plastic baggie to protect them from wet weather. Include a slip of paper inside with your real name and SCA name and the hostess' address just in case the post office destroys the outer envelope and the contents fall out. Don't laugh - it happens! If you make more than 1 set of cards, it's easier on the hostess if you put them in separate plastic baggies.
  • Self-address an additional empty envelope and add postage so that I can mail swaps back to you. THERE'S A CATCH - the post office wants you to use real stamps, not a white metered strip with a date on it. Some folks go ahead and put the stamps on the envelope, others just put a bunch of stamps in the baggie with the cards and the hostess can figure out how to much to put on the envelope and return the unused stamps to you.
  • Put the cards in the baggie, the additional self-addressed envelope and stamps all together and mail to me NO LATER THAN OCT 31, 2012. Most mail takes 4-5 days to get to my house if it's sent first class. I will mail back the swaps to you between November 7-8.
  • Some participants will include a little 'thank you' gift for the hostess. It's nice etiquette, but it is not required for this swap. Your participation and on-time delivery is thanks enough for me!

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It's easy. It's fun. And we want to see what you got!!!

Email me if you have additional questions. Here is a running list of participants. When I have your cards in my hands, I will update the list to let you know I received them.

Participants - Group 1:
1) Hunterri RECEIVED
2) tfover (Tamara) RECEIVED
3) Denine RECEIVED
4) Kate RECEIVED

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Count me in please, i've not had much feedback and am still a "nervous stamper". Love the idea of a newbie swap
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I'd love to join - I'm very new to swapping, but quickly becoming addicted! I have signed up for swaps and am working on creating... I received my first swap in the mail today! Very exciting!

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Mindy,

I'm posting from Canada - can I send you my "return postage" in American monies?

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I'm posting from Canada - can I send you my "return postage" in American monies?

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Sure - no problem!
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Hello Mindy,

I would love to join. I am new to swaps on the SCS site.

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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Alright! 3 participants so far!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Who else is ready?
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Is it safe to send my cards to you? (in fear of you cancelling the swap) I hope you get more participants!!

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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Go ahead and send them, sometimes folks sign up after things have been posted a week or so.
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Looking for participants!
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Mine are in the mail!!!

Have a good Friday!
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Woohoo! Ready for some more folks to sign up!
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Who is ready to swap?
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NEED MORE SWAPPERS!!
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Tamara - your cards have arrived!
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Awesome! Now we just need more swappers!
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Kate's cards are here!
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Good stuff!
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What's holding you back? Join us for some fun!
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Lots of time left - who's ready to create?
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Who's making cards this weekend?
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What kind of cards did you make this weekend?
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I made baby and anniversary cards - my "stash" was running low!
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7 days left to get these in the mail!
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No more joiners???
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Just off to the post office with my little bundle of cards now. Hopefully you will have it by next Friday Mindy.
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Hi Mindy,

Thank you for the reminder email. My cards went postal today!
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Cards are swapped and headed back to you!
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Awesome! Thanks for hosting!! Can't wait to get mine in the mail!
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Yay! You got my package! Glad it arrived safely. Looking forward to getting some inspiring mail next week.
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You guys did a great job - glad to get to see your artistry!
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Mindykid - I haven't been on the forum for awhile and totally missed the Newbie Swap - would love to participate in the near future if you have another one. Thanks
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I got my package today...Yay!!!! They are amazing! Please don't tell me they arrived in Australia first....that would just be wrong
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I got my package today...Yay!!!! They are amazing! Please don't tell me they arrived in Australia first....that would just be wrong
That's crazzzyyy! I'm jealous! I'm in Ontario, Canada -awaiting my parcel... still... crossing my fingers they arrive today yet!
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*sigh* just got my mail - no cards!
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Don't you hate the waiting part?
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Totally - every day I go to the mailbox hoping like crazy that there is at least ONE card in the mail!!
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