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Swap Coordinator:DonnaLeeDesigns (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Miscellaneous  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:121
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 20, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 10, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

2013 is the year of the BUTTERFLY, so for this swap you will send your partner lots of Butterflies. You must send FIVE DIFFERENT ITEMS with BUTTERFLIES on them or made with a BUTTERFLY.

List of suggestions - tissue paper, note cards, pens, magnet, ribbon, wrapping paper, note paper/list paper, sticker sheet, earrings, buttons, scrapbooking paper, clear/rubber stamps, kleenex pkg, button fairies, ornaments, calender, pins, post cards, bracelet, gift tags, fabric fat quarter, tea towel, soap, sticky notes, etc

If you are creative, make some ATC's, notecards or tags with Butterflies. Decorate some recipe cards, stamp some plain paper for wrapping, make some swap cards, embroider a butterfly ornament - the list is endless

Don't forget to decorate the envelope with BUTTERFLIES, include a Butterfly note with the name of the swap and your Swap-bot name.

EXAMPLE ONLY - FIVE DIFFERENT ITEMS means 1 sheet stickers, one ATC, one note card, one magnet and one calender - NOT 5 sheets of different stickers or 5 notecards

EDIT IMPORTANT: will allow NEWBIES with WELL FILLED OUT PROFILE - this means - favorite crafts in detail - things you collect, like postcards or fabric - things you like - favorite colours - favorite patterns in decorating, do you journal/ smashbook? A list of movies/books/TV does not help in sending Butterfly items

I will will only send you 2 messages to update your profile - if not completed by the 18th I will be deleting you. I do not want you to miss out on a great swap, so Please add to your profile There are too many in this swap for me to constantly check newbies to see if they have updated their profiles. I am sorry if this seems harsh, but I have hosted large swaps and found that I must be diligent in checking profiles. I can not afford to angel this.

You will have 3 weeks to find some BUTTERFLY items, so lots of time to send to your partner. Any questions?

EDIT; This swap is attracting a lot of watchers - I have checked all profiles of those who have joined and will continue to check profiles every day until signup is closed. I will PM all Newbies to complete a well filled out profile. I reserve the right to ban anyone who is questionable EDIT - NO recent ones or threes!!!


DonnaLeeDesigns 12/12/2012 #

Today at a thrift shop, I found a cute Butterfly shaped pot pourrie holder for hanging in your closet. I think I will be making some of these for gifts.

DonnaLeeDesigns 12/26/2012 #

WOW lots of International swappers have joined and a bunch more are watching. We are certainly going to send BUTTERFLIES all over the world!!!!

Lamont1989 12/28/2012 #

I've made an ATC already and brought acouple of butterfly items. But I'm keeping an eye out for more!

MyCountryLife 12/31/2012 #

Are Newbies welcome?

AZmom875 01/ 7/2013 #

Only newbies who read the rules can join. HAHAHAHA ok feel free to delete this snide comment. love ya.

SillyPie 01/ 7/2013 #

Thank you DonnaLeeDesigns!! I got my profile all fixed up with your help :) I love butterflies and make them in quite a few ways!! I'll probably add a few extra to my package as my kids want to make some butterflies for my partner too

Lizard 01/ 7/2013 #

Ever since joining up, I seem to see butterflies everywhere in every shape and in a wide variety of materials.

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/ 7/2013 #

Found some Butterfly fabric - now what can I make?

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/ 8/2013 #

This is just for me to keep track and so you know I am checking all profiles..Profiles up to # 33 have been checked - newbies have been asked to add more info to their profile if needed.

It is great to see a lot of new swappers from around the world join in this swap - will be lots of fun!!!

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/ 8/2013 #

Profiles checked to #41 - lots of swappers watching for now. I hope they all don't wait till the last day or I will be checking profiles for a while. Happy swapping everyone!!!!

EveryLastScrap 01/ 8/2013 #

I'm looking forward to the swap, Donna. I'm a newbie!

KarlaKC 01/ 8/2013 #

Who knew so many people liked butterflies?! I love 'em!

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/ 9/2013 #

Profiles checked to #46 - sent PM to newbies to add to their profile

Lizard 01/ 9/2013 #

I've started seeing butterflies EVERYWHERE. lol it is doing my head in. ;)

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/10/2013 #

Profiles checked to #51 - newbies sent PM

themummyoracle 01/10/2013 #

Can't wait to do this swap- I just love butterflies so it will be fun collecting them for my swap partner.

MaterializeDaydreams 01/10/2013 #

Butterflies are my favorite so I'm really excited for this one, especially all the interest. I haven't had to buy anything because I already have butterfly like everything.

EveryLastScrap 01/13/2013 #

Checking in. Ready for swap!

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/13/2013 #

Wow! Up to 60 swappers. I have checked all profiles and PM'd newbies to have a well filled out profile

bstitched 01/13/2013 #

Make that 61! If you need help checking profiles, just let me know, I am happing to pitch in:)

Tuutis 01/16/2013 #

Is there angelling, if someone is left without her swap? I just recently joined a swap where I sent my part and didn´t receive anything myself :C.

stevado 01/16/2013 #

I am looking forward, this is my first really themed swap, I like it. Yes indeed, I have never seen so much butterfly-things before.

candybeads 01/16/2013 #

I love butterflies, Can't wait for this swap. I'm already thinking of the next one. Thanks for doing this.

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/16/2013 #

@Tuutis - in the swap description it says " I can not afford to angel this swap" I am being very diligent in checking profiles and will remove anyone who I feel does not have a well filled out profile. I will take each case in consideration if there is a chance of a flaker, but I do not like to put that in the swap as it makes people think that it is okay to flake because the host will angel it. I am not a mean or harsh person, in fact I love to help people, but I have hosted large swaps and it is very time consuming and a lot of work to check profiles. I love Swap-bot and like my swaps to be FUN!!!!

twobluecrows 01/18/2013 #

To whomever becomes my partner, if you can find tiny butterfly things and minimalise the package it will get you a heart! I have way too much stuff already and so little space to put anything decorative--so images,small pieces of fabric, buttons, tiny charms,etc are fabulous. Of course, I will appeciate anything I receive and if I can't keep it, I'll happily pass it on to someone who can really use/keep it, so don't make any uncomfortable effort. Thanks!

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/19/2013 #

Profiles checked to #90. ONLY TWO days left to join all you who are watching - come join in the FUN and we will send BUTTERFLIES all over the world!

redflower 01/19/2013 #

can't wait to send out, my package is ready to go hahahaha

TurtleLove 01/20/2013 #

I am so excited to be assigned a partner and I am eagerly waiting to 'get started' so I can hopefully tailor my items to your likes/interests! Thank you for such a fun swap to join!

winniethepooh 01/20/2013 #

65I love butterflies, I try to encourage them in my garden, I haad a few Red Admirals.

Lovettes 01/21/2013 #

made a butterfly stamp :)

DonnaLeeDesigns 01/21/2013 #

Partners are assigned. Have FUN with this swap. Thanks for joining and Please send on time.

EveryLastScrap 01/22/2013 #

Checking in!

EveryLastScrap 01/22/2013 #

I have emailed my partner to say hi.

debtea2 02/ 1/2013 #

namabear I just received my package and all I can say is WOW you are amazing... she is so talented and creative I loved everything she made..just beautiful thank you so much debtea2

mahasiah11 02/ 8/2013 #

I need patience for my partner because the mail form Costa Rica is very late. I hope all arrived soon

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/ 8/2013 #

ATTENTION ALL SWAPPERS - tomorrow is the last day to mail this swap - please post ASAP. Any weather problems? Please PM your partner if you will be delayed

I mailed this swap yesterday as forecast was for a major storm. 15" snow in southern Ontario today - schools all closed - I never left the house - have mail ready to go tomorrow if the snowplow ever gets to my street. Hoping everyone is warm and safe out there.

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/ 9/2013 #

Sunday is the last day to mail this swap - these snow storms have me confused on what day it is and where I'm supposed to be.

EveryLastScrap 02/11/2013 #

Egads! I forgot to post that I sent my swap out to my partner on February 9, 2013. On their way to the Netherlands (I love that name!) Glad I got it out on time - I actually thought I was late. Happy, happy!

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/11/2013 #

UPDATE - there are 16 swappers who have not marked that they have sent this swap. I will be PMing each one with a gentle reminder for now. I have the list and will ban them from any swaps that I host.

I cannot afford to angel this many - if anyone wishes to help me angle some of these, please PM me - thanks

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/11/2013 #

I rechecked the list of not sent - there are 17. If one of these is your partner and in 2 weeks if they have not sent - you must rate them a 1

I will try to angel some at that time, but you MUST RATE A 1 FIRST.

Most of the late senders are great swappers and may just not have marked it sent - I will check back each day to keep on top of this - thank you to everyone who has sent this swap on time. I LOVED what I received and hope you do too.

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/12/2013 #

UPDATE - some swappers have sent this now - there are 8 left unsent. Thank you to all swappers for joining this swap and following through by mailing it to your partner.

DonnaLeeDesigns 02/14/2013 #

UPDATE - we are now down to 4 not sent - that is not so bad for a swap with 121 swappers in it. Hopefully they will send it soon.

maxette 02/20/2013 #

i just think that my partner has gone on holiday...no log in since the 12th of feb.

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