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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome to the GIBBS Happy Mail Swap!

This blog is for the GIBBS Happy Mail Swap.  Only those who have been invited will be able to view the posts and make posts of their own.  The swap will operate on a monthly basis (i.e., you sign up for one month at a time meaning you can sit out a month if you know you will be too busy).

FEBRUARY HAPPY MAIL!!  Please post your wishes as a COMMENT to this post!


SHIPPING DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23rd!!

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT IS MARCH 2ND!!

You must ship your items no later than February 23rd with DC#.   The item MUST be received by March 2nd or you cannot participate in the next round.  Signups for the March round will start at the end of February.

WISHING (signups close on February 4th):
1. You post a wish list of 3-5 handmade items you would like to receive in the COMMENTS of this post. 
2. Include your name and mailing address in your post.
3. You wait for someone else to grant your wishes. They will not post that they will grant your wishes. It is meant to be a surprise.
4. You receive a surprise in the mail.
5. Please post as soon as you receive your package and let us all know what wonderful goodies you received!

Wish List Ideas:  Cards, ATCs, Decoration, Banner, Photo Mats, Layouts, Stamped Images, Cuttlebug Embossed Papers, Tags,  Altered Journal, Swap/Address Book, Perpetual Calendar, Mini Album, Journaling Spots, Handmade Flowers or Embellishments.

GRANTING:
1. You read through the posts and choose at least two people you would like grant wishes for.  (You will get assigned 1 person).  If you want to grant for more than 1 person, please indicate and provide additional names in case some are already taken.
2. You wait for me to confirm that person has not already been selected and then you begin crafting.  Assignments will be made on approximately February 5th.
3. You mail their wish BEFORE THE DEADLINE, notify me that you have shipped and wait for their thanks.

NOTES:
The idea of this is to be surprised with happy mailboxes! I will be keeping track of wishes granted and will expect that they are received. If they are not received you will not be allowed to play in future months.
PLEASE make sure to thank your grantor as soon as you receive your package!  It is RUDE to not say thank you!

Circumstances happen…… IF YOU CAN NOT SEND BY THE SHIPPING DATE YOU MUST CONTACT ME ASAP! PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE TO PM ME SAYING YOU CAN’T SHIP.  IF I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU BY FEBRUARY 23RD I WILL EXPECT THAT YOU HAVE SHIPPED TO YOUR WISHER. IF YOUR ITEMS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY MARCH 2ND YOU CANNOT SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT MONTH.

IF YOU CAN'T FOLLOW THROUGH (AND HONESTLY RIGHT NOW YOU KNOW IF YOU CAN OR NOT) PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP! THERE IS NO FLAKER LIST, HOWEVER YOU CANNOT SIGN UP UNTIL YOU FULFILLED YOUR PREVIOUS MONTH'S OBLIGATION.

35 comments:

Tracy

I am looking forward to this! Let the fun begin!

Idea Queen

I just can't wait to start playing this. This will definitely be fun and exciting to see what everyone creates.

P.G. Lamb

I need more paper! lol!

Laura

I'm in.. I've been wanting to do another swap.. but being very selective....

Laura

I need someone to put their wishes down first so I can get some ideas of what I want.... LOL

GIBBSGIRLS

Posted some ideas in the original post.

Laura

Ok here goes...
My Wishes... (do tell if I'm not doing this correctly)
1. I would love a bday card organizer. Something that had a diff page for each month with just the numbers in the month (not year specific) with a line I can write the name of the person and a pocket to for each page that could hold cards meant for the recipient.. Make sense??
2. I would like to have some colored stamed images. Not too keen on the Matildas but more of flowers, nature, etc
3.Handmade flowers are nice too
4. I would like some cards, a variety, not bday so much as sympathy, get well, congrats, or even generic and I could put my own sentiment inside the card

Tammy

Perfect Laura! That is exactly what everyone needs to do!! Get cracking girls!!

Renee

Wahoo, I am here.. YAY

1. I would love some cuts from Sizzix or Nesties, as I don't own any.

2. Address book for Swaps would be nice.

3. Stick pins

4. Something Made with Pink, Red, White and black. My favorite Colors.

5. something YOU enjoy making for others

Cammi

Yeah! I am in too. My wishes:
1. Address book for swaps
2. Swap organizer (maybe calengdar form?)
3. Charms
4. Copic friendly stamped images
5. Layout for anniversary cruise to the carribean this may

Can't wait to get started!

Laura

Ok I know I shouldn't be plugging myself here-- but look at my blog-- i've been making cards like crazy-- there's a really pretty one I did for my MIL's bday-- the second card down....

Ok now-- at what point are we to pick names? I don't really mind who I get out of this group, I just was waiting for it to get rolling.... And do we just email you with our choices??

Laura

http://craftmacaroni.blogspot.com/

dir Laura-- i didn't post the link LOL

Tammy

Post your wishes here by tomorrow. Once you see some things you would like to grant, email me and tell me who you want to grant for (give me at least 2 choices). I won't give out a person twice until everyone has someone granting a wish for them. I do NOT need to know what you are granting, just for whom.

Tammy

Tammy's Wishes:
1. Variety of cards for stash
2. Stamped images for coloring
3. Charms
4. Handmade Flowers
5. Stick Pins

Jen Young

1. Handmade fabric flowers
2. Birthday Cards
3. Handmade Journaling spots- matted for scrapbook pages
4. Cuts from Nesties- Labels 4, 8, or 16 in all sorts of solid colors!
5. Mini Album titled Romantic Getaway

Tracy

1. Handmade Flowers
2. Stick Pins
3. Charms
4. Embellished Paper Clips
5. Surprise Me!

P.G. Lamb

My wishes:
1.) Stick pins
2.) Handmade flowers- the tinier the better
3.) Charms
4.) Vintage tags
5.) Cat-related handmade embellies

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne

Sorry I am late! Thanks Jenn for getting on me! I am still in LA. I am heading home tomorrow at noon! I will get all caught-up on Thursday. I don't get home until 11pm and then I have an hour drive home.
My wishes:
1.) Charms
2.) Wall decor in hot/Daphne pink
3.) Notecards
4.) Magnets (for my note board)
5.) A letter for my Scrapping Girlfriends Wall

Renee
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Idea Queen

Sorry for being late. Thanks Jen for reminding me too!!
1.) Notecards
2.) Stick pins
3.) anything Shabby Chic/Vintage
4.) handmade flowers
5.) Swap Album

Tammy

LOL Renee! We all forgot!! I am going to have everyone email me their addresses and I will send via email to your grantor so we don't have to post our addresses on the internet.

Renee
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Renee

ok so I deleted my comment so the whole world don't have my addy.. I emailed u early Tammy :)

Tonya

Okay Here are my wishes.

1. Stamped images, anything. I use prisma colors
2. Handmade flowers (with instructions if you want)
3. Anything that you want to make that you think I will like.
4. ATCS
5. Journal tags, all different shapes and sizes.
JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT, I LIKE ANYTHING THAT I WILL GET.

Lisa

My wishes are:

1. ATCs
2. Handmade flowers
3. Charms
4. Perpetual calander
5. Any nestie cuts (I don't have any)

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne

Oh, if for some reason someone doesn't have my mailing addy:

Daphne Shreiber
3230 Scenic Woods Dr
Deltona, FL 32725

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne

Would everyone mind listing their favorite colors and if they have a scrap room or not. Just so we can have it for reference!
I have a scrap room. It is bright blue and hot pink. My fav. color is Pink!

Laura

I have a craft room. It is in country colors-- red, mustard, black, and white.

I don't have a fave color--- it depends on where i'll be using the item. Ofcourse, if it's in my craft room i like mustard yellow and brick reds.

I have a few ?'s for some of you-- first-- tell me or show me an example of these handmade stick pins.

Lisa-what is a perpetual calendar?
Daphne-- what do you mean by a letter for your friend?? Is that where people take those altered wood letters and decorate them??

Lisa

My craft room is lavender and white. I love all shades of purple.

Laura here are a few examples:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/971458?&si=perpetual calendar

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1774162?&si=perpetual calendar

Jen Young

Laura- I decorated one for her- its a LARGE chipboard letter- if you wanted to do a wooden one- it'd be ok, lol. I did a large chipboard letter.

Lisa welcome! I didnt know you were gonna be doing this too! It was a nice surprise to see your name on here! :)

Jen Young

OK to answer questions:
Fave Color: Teals and Browns together
Craft room color: My craft room isn't essentially "mine" as we are renters, but it is a cream color. Not much but a monarch butterfly on my wall!:) Oh- and a cute sign made by a gibber! :)

Jen Young

I've made quite the progress!!! If all goes as planned... I might be able to ship next week!!! YES! NEXT WEEK! I am pretty happy with how this is turning out! I do need to get to bed now, as it is 1:13AM! Maybe I can finish this tomorrow!

Renee

I don't have a craft room yet. Although my favorite colors are: Red, Black, Pink and white. You can do so many cool things with those colors.. They're so pretty.... Hope everyone has a fabulous day...

Jen Young

I have big project 1 of 2 done! :) Hope to mail FRIDAY!!! READY PARTNER???

Teri

Oh, this is such a great idea!! Thank you, Tammy, for including me!!! I can't wait to get started, but I know that February is out for me, although I see some wishes I would love to do!! We are leaving next week for Nashville and there are a few other things I have to do this month, but next month... I can't wait! I've missed you all so much!!!
Hugs,
Teri

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