2014 Swap Calendar

PrincessNancy96

Scrapbook Mom
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Ok, it's time to start planning for 2014!!!

Please post in this thread if you don't wish to keep a swap or if you want to take over a swap. At your earliest convenience if you know when you want to host a swap lets get it on the board so that we don't have mass swaps going on at once. I hope to space things out a bit better this year.

Ok, here's the first amount of information.. in post #2, you will find the calendar.


Previous swap calendars

2013 Swap Calendar (with active links)
2012 Swap Calendar (with active links
2011 Swap Calendar (no active links)
2010 Swap Calendar (no active links)
2009 Swap Calendar (no active links)
2008 Swap Calendar (no active links)


Important Information:

Hostess Guidelines:

Hostessing a swap:
1. Check in on your swap at least 2-3 a week. Questions do pop up that need to be answered by the hostess & help; If there is a change in the requirements; please note it in the original post (OP) and bold it in a different color!
2. Respond to questions promptly.
3. Once you have received items put them somewhere safe until everything arrives.
4. If someone's items are not up to standard let them know and work with them on correcting the situation. PM them don't bring it public and cause hurt feelings. (We have not had this problem; just wanted to make the request)
5. Once you have the items; divide them out for people quickly and mail them out. Make sure you are keeping on top of this and staying in contact as you do this.
6. Please note the status of your swap in the title: Sign ups Open; Active/Progress;
Return Mail; Complete.
7. Hostesses, we ask that you contact those interested in being an angel before you open it up to others already in the swap. I know sometimes it's easier just to ask the other swappers but if someone wants to angel, let's ask them first.

** Please remember the following information from the FAQ of joining a swap**

Hostessing FAQ

I've swapped and hosted swaps on other boards. How do I host a swap here?
A: We like to get to know swappers before they become a hostess. As such, we prefer that new posters complete three swaps on time and according to guidelines before hostessing their first swap. After the completion of the required swaps (3), post on the Swap Calendar thread that you are interested in hosting and you will receive additional instructions. Each first time hostess will work with a hostess mentor on their first swap. This person is an experienced hostess who will help “coach” the new hostess through their duties and act as back up as needed. After the first successful swap is completed, you are welcome to host any future swaps that will fit on the calendar.

I don't want to participate in three swaps before I host one. Can't I just host a swap now?
A:You are free to post a swap at any time. The issue is that most swappers on our board won't sign up for a swap hosted by someone they don't know or who didn't follow the above process. We do this to protect our significant investments of time, money and creativity.

A final message from Webmaster Alex on swapping on the DIS Boards.
Quote:
Originally Posted by webmasterAlex
I thought I would give everyone a refresher on the DIS exchange rules.
The DIS boards will not, under any circumstances, become involved in disputes over exchanges. All exchanges are at your own risk.
We specifically will not allow threads attacking anyone or attempting to shame someone who did not follow through on an exchange. That must be kept to private message or email.


SWAPS

Swap FAQ thread

The list of swaps we have held this year or there has been interest in is below.. If there is a name next to the swap, the previous hostess has first dibs to host again. If the hostess wants to host, I ask that you post to this thread and let me know when is best for you to put this on the calendar. If you don’t plan on hosting, please PM me and I’ll mark it off and open it up to everyone. I would like for sign up and due dates to be given especially for January, February, March. If you are later in the calendar, you can give me ball park months (dates) if you know them. The goal is to eliminate as I said overcrowding and due dates that are falling on top of one another.

If you are hosting and a change needs to be made, we can make those changes. I know things happen, its okay. Just please post all changes to the swap calendar so that the changes can be made in the calendar for the new swappers coming onto our boards and even for the veteran swappers who are looking to see what else they want to be involved in.


Hostesses:
mommy2mrb

Suggestions:
If there is a name next to the swap, that has a hostess. Anything else is up for grabs.


Sports and activities -
Non-Disney (everyday, holidays, special events)
MAW - mommy2mrb
Kids and family -
Twinchies/Inchies -
Tag swap regular -
Disney page swap - mm2000/tyniknate

Element swap
Titles
Borders
Paper Piecings
Disneyland
Letters
Cards
ATC swap
Tag Swap Tim Holtz style
DCWV stack swap
mini page kit
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PrincessNancy96

Scrapbook Mom
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Swaps:
This section will be the place where you find the upcoming swaps...
We will link the under the month it will open...
It will have the swap name with sign up date/due date
Then we will include the link for the interest thread; sign up thread and active notification; complete notification.



January



February


March

2 page color swap: Sign ups March 7-10
Due Date May 9th

April


May


June


July


August


September


October


November


December
 

PrincessNancy96

Scrapbook Mom
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
I will open this thread up in the next 2 weeks... I just wanted to give people the option to look at their calendars so you could see when you would like to open your swap if you are hosting.

If there are other ideas out there please feel free to add them here when the thread opens...

Any questions please just PM me for now...

:)


I know I will not be swapping in 2014 because I have a Senior in high school and a lot on my plate here...and I do not want to send in work that is not top notch.. So, it's easier for me to keep the calendar to help everyone out and so that there is not an overwhelming number of swaps open at the same time....


Happy Swapping!
 
  • PrincessNancy96

    Scrapbook Mom
    Joined
    Dec 28, 2005
    I'm going to open this up to see if there are any dates the current hostess have for their swaps... then we will it open it up for who ever would like to host.

    We do like for the hostesses to have swapped with us before so that we can get to know you.
     

    AlexWyattMommy

    <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high
    Joined
    Feb 1, 2006
    I need to use my supplies before my husband disowns me.

    Put me down for anything that needs a hostess.
     
  • AlexWyattMommy

    <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high
    Joined
    Feb 1, 2006
    A 2-page Color Swap

    Sign ups January 3-6
    Due Date February 21

    If you think 6 weeks is long enough.

    -----
    Disney Titles & Mats Swap

    Sign ups March 7-10
    Due Date April 25
     
  • scrappinstevie

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2005
    I have an idea for a new type of element swap.

    Do you remember the Mickey Icon swap you did awhile back? I was unable to participate in that one. You each made a base Mickey Icon and embellished it.
    I'm not sure where the link to the original swap would be?

    Anyway, I was thinking we could embellish several different shapes as well as the Mickey Icon such as a Star, Heart, Circle, etc. per group.

    Groups could be divided for Parks, Characters, Attractions, etc.

    I thought @ 3 1/2" would be a good base size.

    If everyone would be interested, I could fine tune my ideas a bit more and host it myself. What do you think?
     

    morgansmom2000

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 16, 2007
    I'll be finishing up the DHS page swap and then I'll be done with swapping. Between the working full time and using up the stuff I've got...I'm cooked.

    Hope everyone is well!
     

    tyniknate

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 25, 2008
    Nan, I'm not going to host the disney character page swap at this time. I will finish up the Hollywood Studios and then I think I'm taking a break from all of this for a while. The swaps seem to have fallen apart during these last couple. If anyone else is interested in hosting it they can do it. If not, maybe I will look at doing it in the fall.
     

    PrincessNancy96

    Scrapbook Mom
    Joined
    Dec 28, 2005
    Thank you Danielle for the update!

    I'll keep you list on the swap just in case you decide to take it on in the fall.
     

    AlexWyattMommy

    <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high
    Joined
    Feb 1, 2006
    If you could put the color swap in the dates for my other one and I will figure the Disney one out later. I will change the due date to May 9th.
     

    PrincessNancy96

    Scrapbook Mom
    Joined
    Dec 28, 2005
    How do you find out what swaps are happening?
    Hello, welcome to our cozy little corner of the boards..

    You would typically find the list of open swaps in this thread on post #2. However, with that being said, there has not been much interested in swaps this year. So, there are currently no swaps on the calendar.

    If there would be a swap to open up there will be an interest thread and information about sign ups/due dates.
     

    scrappinstevie

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 11, 2005
    Hello, everyone! Happy Holidays!

    I see this forum is not very active but I was wondering if there might be the possibility of interest in another Paper Doll Swap after the New Year?

    I moved and had quite a lot going on so haven't checked in here very often but plan to be around more now that I am back to my scrap booking. Looking forward to checking out what everyone has been working on.
     



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