Username Post: MARCH Monthly Tag Swap: Closed & Waiting on a few to Swap Out        (Topic#1571085)
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This will be a monthly tag swap, with each month having TWO themes you may sign up for.
One theme for the month will ALWAYS be the birthstone associated with that month, so you should create a tag using only the birthstone color(s).

The other theme will vary. You may sign up for both as long as you can honor the commitment.

Signs up will CLOSE March 5th

Important Swap Guidelines and Instructions:

The tags must be ABOUT - NOT EXACTLY 4X6. Shipping tags are usually 3 3/8 x 6, Sizzix dies are around 3 1/2x6 and you can cut them on your Cricut, or hand cut them with your trimmer) and be made out of cardboard, heavy cardstock or chipboard.

The due date will be the 25th of each month. That means in my hands by the 25th, please.
First due date: March 25th.
(note: I moved the DD back a few days. From the last swap, people have had a hard time getting them to me on time, which may have been due to the holiday on the 20th. I'm willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. HOWEVER: Please note the due date, and respect it.

Materials :

Good quality materials are required. You must use AT LEAST 3 embellishments. This includes, but is not limited to: inking, distressed edges, ribbon, charms, bling, stickles, glitter, etc. Please use lots of embellishments and make each tag a work of art in and of itself. Include as many mediums as you like. This is the time to really let your creativeness shine. Paper selection and color should follow the color theme of the month.

To try and keep this flaker free, you will only need to create 4 tags, and in return- you will get 4 tags. After a month or two, if you guys want, we can up it to more tags, if you want to get more in return.

If you have not made good on your other swaps, please do not sign up. Life happens...I know! So, if your life starts HAPPENING, then let me know so I know not to look for your tags!

Mailing them in:
Bag them individually in small ziploc bags, or something similar. Please write or staple a piece of paper with your name, sb.com name AND category the tag is in, onto the bag. That way I know who did what.
Please send the exact amount of postage it took to send your tags, PLUS 3 extra stamps. I will return any extra postage. *Some tags may be heavier, or have more embellishing, causing the return postage to be more.*
Please send them in a bubble mailer so I can re-use it. If you do not have a bubble mailer, please be sure to send an extra envelope for your return tags. Also include in your package a peice of cardstock with your return address on it. It will make things must faster on my end.
My address:
Jessica Burnell
2643 E 95th N
Idaho Falls, Id 83401

Checking in:
Check-ins are required each week. If you have not checked in, I will message you to ascertain your status. If I have tried to contact you a couple times and I do not hear from you after 2 weeks, I will assume that you no longer wish to participate.

Last but not least, HAVE FUN!!!

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March Birthstone: Aquamarine

Bonus theme: A FLOWER & LACE Spring (Anything in spring colors, what spring means to you. Only requirement is using atleast 1 flower, and lace.

Birthstone Group: Aquamarine
1.Skittlesab5
2.texlady
3.iheartscrapping
4.throwscraps
5.


Bonus Theme: A Flower & Lace Spring
1.skittlesab5
2.iheartscrapping
3.texlady
4.throwscraps
5.


Edited by jessicaLB on 03-28-12 04:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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For those who join...I was also thinking about not making a size requirement per se...just atleast 2x2. What would you think of that?


 
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I would like to take a spot in both groups please. I think the size you have it set at is fine.


 
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OK, great. I'll get you added!


 
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Jessica, I love the bonus theme. Please add me to both groups.


 
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count me in or both groups


 
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Jessica, add me to both groups also. thanks


 
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Great, got everyone added!!


 
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I thinking about this one,Will let you know.Joy


 
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morning ladies


 
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I'd like a spot in each group as well, thank you... i loved doing these last month, and now I am addicted.


 
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I have a bunch of precut tags that are 3.5 x 2.5. Would that be to small?


 
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jessica, do we have to embelish the back side of the tags too, with patterened paper & embelishements too?


 
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Texlady, I think that would be fine. I too was wanting to use some of my pre-cut smaller tags.


throws, no you don't


 
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I'd join but I don't like tags that big....


 
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You can do smaller tags. I think I'm going to change it so the tags are atleast 2"x3". I would like to do some smaller tags to use in mini albums & other things


 
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MMS


 
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well if everyone is doing smaller tags than i guess i will too.


 
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i like the smaller tags as well


 
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I just wanted to let you guys know how BEAUTIFUL those february tags are. You ladies are such a talented group.


 
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my simply sweet ones came out kinda wrinkled... too much distressing and embossing i think. I tried to put a backing on to flatten them, but it didn't help much... i had fun making them though.


 
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so what are the sizes we should aim for please?


 
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i made mine 4 inches in length and2 inches in width. they are the medium size tags from joanns.


 
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I think as long as they are atleast 2"x3", and no bigger than the 4"x5"...anything in between is fine.


 
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bump


 
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I'm back from a weekend crop. Had so much fun, but didn't get to start on these. So, I'll be busy the next couple of days, but in a good, fun way.


 
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jci


 
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Thanks!!


 
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jci


 
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Mine are in the mail.


 
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Ok, looking forward to getting them!!


 
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Happy Birthday Jo


 
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Texlady I received yours!! I love all the stamping & embossing you did! You sent five, so its safe to assume, you want one of each back of your own?

Also, thanks for the gift.
There was a return address label, but no return postage. I went through both baggies, and couldn't find it. Did you put it in a seperate baggie?


 
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Jessica i mailed the tags this morning, but guess w ha t .....darn i forgot to put the return stamps in the bag, but not to worry i will go to p.o. Later this afternoon and mail it to you in an envelope. It was $3.14. Thats with delievery conf. The conf Number is. 0311082000008104482


Edited by throwscraps on 03-21-12 11:31 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • jessicaLB Said:
Texlady I received yours!! I love all the stamping & embossing you did! You sent five, so its safe to assume, you want one of each back of your own?

Also, thanks for the gift.
There was a return address label, but no return postage. I went through both baggies, and couldn't find it. Did you put it in a seperate baggie?



It should have been in the pkg with the return lable. I will send you more postage. Approx. how much should I send you? Don't remember the cost of mailing.


 
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The package you sent was $1.95. It's safe to assume that the return items will weigh about the same.


 
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Jessica, the return stamps for my pkg. are in the mail in an envelope.you should be recieving them real soon.


 
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Mine are on their way via Priority and I have delivery confirmation if needed.


 
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i would like to sign up for the tag swap. but thiswill be the first swap that i will have ever done. can you give me all the ends and outs please and what to expect. thanks


 
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well, this one is due tomorrow, so you will probably have to wait for next month's swap


 
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Sorry, the due date for these was March 25th. So far, I have only received two of them. I've been trying to do this every month, so you can for sure sign up for next month.


 
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Irma I forgot to write on here that I received yours. Beautiful!!


 
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  • jessicaLB Said:
The package you sent was $1.95. It's safe to assume that the return items will weigh about the same.



I spaced this. it will be in the mail tomorrow. thanks.


 
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Yes I did. I got i yesterday! Thanks


 
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I sent mine out on Monday


 
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mine should be there by now


 
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Are you opening April Tags, or did I miss the post?


 
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Did you get my tags????


 
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I believe I have now gotten everyone's. I'll be swapping these out ASAP


 
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waiting for my tags anxiously


 
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woohooie!!!


 
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I will be here when they arrive!


 
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These have been swapped!!! I am SO happy to have that off my plate now. Great job everyone.


 
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yippee... i can't wait!


 
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Are these in the mail yet?


 
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Wondering what has happened here?


 
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Hello everyone- sorry I have been MIA.
To say that this week has been h ell would be an understatement. My 3 y/o daughter was hospitalized. So needless to say, everything else seemed to go out the window. Yes, these are swapped, but no-they hadn't gone in the mail. Now that everything has settled down- I will head to the post office this evening after work.


Sorry.


 
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Is she doing better? Glad to hear things are settling down and thanks for the update.


 
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Yes, thanks. She had influenza...its going around here, and we never got her vaccinated for that which was a huge mistake.

Anyways, these have been mailed. For those who got DC#, I'll PM you with that


 
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Jessica, Glad to hear your daughter is better. Glad you got these mailed out, that is a load off your shoulders. Looking forward to happy mail


 
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CAN'T WAIT TILL MY TAGS ARRIVE


 
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Thank you!

Just an FYI- hopefully it doesn't change things...but for whatever reason, any mail sent out of Idaho Falls automatically gets sent to Pocatello, Idaho- and then dispersed from there. However, Pocatello just closed one of their offices...so I'm hoping it doesn't slow things down. I guess we will see!


 
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  • jessicaLB Said:
Thank you!

Just an FYI- hopefully it doesn't change things...but for whatever reason, any mail sent out of Idaho Falls automatically gets sent to Pocatello, Idaho- and then dispersed from there. However, Pocatello just closed one of their offices...so I'm hoping it doesn't slow things down. I guess we will see!



happy birthday


 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA


 
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Anyone gotten their tags yet!?!?


 
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no... i have a lot of stuff that ive been expecting that hasn't gotten here yet.


 
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hmmm...weird. One time Bonnie sent me something that took two weeks to get here...it was crazy. Then the last thing I got from her took about 3 days. I wish our PO was a lot more consistant.


 
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Well isn't it fun that I'm the first one to say that MY TAGS ARRIVED TODAY!

Well, yesterday actually, since it's after midnight. Scrapped at a girlfriend's house today and got my April tags all done so will mail Monday via priority with delivery confirmation. With a bit of luck, they will arrive by the 25th and be on time instead of taking the two-week route.


Edited by i heart scrapping on 04-21-12 09:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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nothing for me yet


 
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hoping to get mine tomorrow... i need some happy mail


 
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Yay!!


 
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No happy mail for me yet.


 
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no tags either for me


 
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YEAH!!!!! I got happy mail. Thanks everyone. See you in next months thread.


 
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got my tags today. signing out.


 
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