View Full Version : Charm Swap

05-12-2003, 02:38 PM
Anyone interested in a Charm Swap?

05-12-2003, 02:44 PM
More info please!! do you mean charms for scrap books? charms for your wrist?
I actually just bought some cute christmas charms I didn't think I would like them but I used some stars at QVC and loved the look not too flashy some what flat!
If that is what you are talking about I would be interested.

05-12-2003, 03:04 PM
yes spinning - scrapping charms -
I did a swap on another baord and I didn't think I would use all the charms - but I loved them and would love to host one here! I will post a few sites that sell them for those who do not know -
When I know how many people are in I will list categories
example: stars, hearts, spring theme, summer theme, words, etc...
then each person will buy 3 charms per person in the swap - send them all to me, I will divie them up and send them back in SASE. Some of the sites even have cheaper prices when bought in bulk:
heres an example: http://www.fancifulsinc.com/

hope that explains - but don't hesitate to ask more questions!

05-12-2003, 03:28 PM
Here is another site with charms:

05-12-2003, 03:45 PM
Once you've decided on a time frame, I might join. Things are pretty hectic for the next couple of weeks, but this sounds like fun. Who else is interested?

Pammy jo
05-12-2003, 09:27 PM
Yes, that might be fun. You can count me in.

05-13-2003, 07:45 AM
Patty, I love that last web site you posted! I am very new to embelishments and I went nuts! I can't wait till my package arrives! They had the fibers I really wanted! Plus a lot of other stuff I didn't know I wanted! HAHAHAHA

05-13-2003, 07:52 AM
We are addicts aren't we!
I wish this board had a place to list all the great sites permenantly! I lost my 'favorites' when I switched from AOL to Verizon DSL last week, but THANK GOODNESS the ladies at CreatingKeepsakes message board are a wealth of info!

Have you been to www.creativexpress.com - I just ordered from them and the coluzzle packages and 14.99 paper are great!

ooppps...sorry I know your wallet isn't going to like me very much
My dh almost hit the floor when he saw the last credit card bill. But he tolerates it because it is my one hobby/passion - I keep reminding him that I don't go to the bars, gamble, smoke, etc. :)

I originally didn't know if I would really use the charms but I have - I ad them to boarders, tags, titles! They are that perfect little something! :)


05-13-2003, 09:09 AM
WOW! they were even cheaper for the Christmas charms! But I think I will wait...til my little package arrives and I see everything I ordered! HAHAHA

05-13-2003, 10:38 AM
Oooh, Ooooh! I wanna play!

05-13-2003, 10:54 AM
Can I come in and play too? :)

Sounds like loads of fun...count me in. Just let me know when, where and how.


05-13-2003, 06:53 PM
Can I play too?

05-13-2003, 07:03 PM
Ya! We have lots of players!
I will keep it open til Thursday night 5/15!

05-13-2003, 07:07 PM
Patty, got an idea of the timeframe? I think I'd like to join in but it all depends on when we have to have it sent.

05-13-2003, 07:43 PM
hey patti, count me in as well. sounds fun! maggie

05-13-2003, 08:29 PM
It will be due to me by June 14th.
I will post catagories on Friday!

05-13-2003, 08:55 PM
ooohhhh.. here is another link I just found on another site:


I've never ordered from them so I don't know how much shipping is and I couldn't find it on the site - but they have some BEAUTIFUL stuff!


05-14-2003, 10:24 AM
oooh, patty! they really do have some darling things...

:rolleyes: dh is going to thank you for telling me about this...NOT!! LOL

05-14-2003, 12:34 PM
:D It looks like I will have a lot of hubbys mad at me!
Don't hate me cuz I know where all the deals are

oh ya - and - at Joanne.com you can get free shipping with the code FREEINMAY

;) :rolleyes:
I had wanted these $3 punches but wouldn't pay $6 shipping before!

05-16-2003, 09:25 AM

It looks like we have:

Pammy Jo

That makes 8 + me = 9. Correct me here if you have changed your mind or can't make the date. We will purchase 3 charms each per person (again they do not need to be the same charm just related!) So everyone will buy and get 27 charms!

I will need you to seperate them into seperate packages of three with your DISname on the package and mail them to me with a SASE (please include a few extra stamps that I will mail back to you if you don't need tham).
I highly recommend Bubble Envelopes to keep these precious charms safe!
They will be due to me by June14th.
I will PM you with my addy later.

Here are the choices - 1st come 1st serve:

garden related/fruit
water related (dolphins,fish, etc)

(if you found something great that is not one of the above just let me know - I just want to make sure that we don't end up with 32 hearts! LOL)

Have fun shopping!


05-16-2003, 09:45 AM
I'm ready :). Sign me up for the animals/insects, please. I've never used charms in my albums before but I'm excited to start.

05-16-2003, 11:18 AM
I'll take on the water related...fish, dolphins, sea shells, etc. :)

This should be awesome...I love charms. And this is the first swap I'm participating in.

So let me get this straight.

I buy 27 charms that are water related, seperate them into envelopes of 3 with my DISname on the outside, send all the envelopes with charms inside & a SASE to Patty...then wait for my charms in return.

Think I got it...yup I got it. Okay, it's off charm hunting I go. LOL


05-16-2003, 11:27 AM
I'll take garden related.

05-16-2003, 11:30 AM
OK, put me down for the hearts.

Pammy jo
05-16-2003, 02:41 PM
I'll take care of stars.
Pammy Jo

05-16-2003, 02:43 PM
i'll do angels.

05-16-2003, 03:28 PM
It isn't on the list but I will do snow flakes. I sent Patti an email and she was fine with it! I found some really cute ones! I do have one question??
Do we buy the ones that are actual charms with the little holes at the top or can we get the ones with out a hole and you glue down? Either is fine!

05-16-2003, 05:02 PM
I'm not one to look a gift horse in the eye, so I;ll gladly take whatever I get. JMHO>

05-16-2003, 05:07 PM
Beanie-I'm sure either will be fine as these are for scrapping - not a bracelet!
I have pages that I have used bloth on! :)

All catagories are accounted for and we are ready to roll!
I am looking for a suprise for you all that is why I did not sign in a catagory myself! :)


05-17-2003, 07:31 AM
I'm doing suns and moons. Saw some really cute ones recently. Looking forward to getting all these charms! maggie

05-17-2003, 07:55 AM
Happy Charm Shopping Everyone!

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05-23-2003, 06:40 PM
Just picked up my mail and guess what was there... :bounce: yep, the charms I ordered. Talk about quick. :)

05-23-2003, 07:06 PM
Which company did you order from?
I can't wait for mine to come in!
I ordered $11 worth - not a lot of money - but it was a ton of charms! :)

05-23-2003, 07:11 PM
I'm so excited, my charms were in today's mail! maggie

05-28-2003, 11:09 AM
Got my charms today!
I love fancifuls - they are sooo fast! and cheap too!
I already divied them up into seperate baggies too! :)

05-28-2003, 11:25 AM
Got mine sent out yesterday. I wanted to get it taken care of before DH and I leave town. (I'm so excited, we're going to WDW tonight for a wedding there on Saturday.)

05-28-2003, 11:47 AM
wish I were you -
I will ve here in rainy MA :(
Have fun!

05-31-2003, 02:29 AM
I'm waiting for my order to come in the mail. I'm so excited. As soon as it comes I'll divide it up and send the baggies on their merry way. This is fun!

05-31-2003, 07:34 AM
package in the mail today!
they are SOOO cute!

06-02-2003, 06:13 PM
My stuff came today! So I hope to bag them up and send it out soon!

06-02-2003, 09:24 PM
Mine are ready to mail, will stop at the PO tomorrow!

Pammy jo
06-03-2003, 04:48 PM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow too. Can't wait to see what we all get!

06-03-2003, 05:45 PM
Still waiting for mine to arrive. I'm ready to repackage them and ship them out as soon as they get here.

06-04-2003, 09:45 AM
Can't wait to see what everyone is sending. :)

06-04-2003, 10:32 AM
I haven't forgotten...I'm waiting until I get to the GASC friday to see what they have!

06-04-2003, 03:26 PM
put mine in the mail today, hope you get them soon patty! maggie

06-06-2003, 08:39 PM
FYI! I mailed my charms out today! So be on the look out! I forgot to put a little note in it to thank you for doing this swap!
So Thank you!
Can't wait to get my goodie bag!

06-06-2003, 08:45 PM
Got MickeyLuvR's
charms today!
looking for eveyone leses! :)

06-06-2003, 11:34 PM
Glad you like them! Can't wait to see the others...thanks so much for hosting this swap!!


06-07-2003, 08:51 AM

I was very disappointed yesterday. There were charms but only a couple angels. So I placed my order thru fancifuls this morning and had them shipped to you. Should be there in a few days.

Let me know.

06-07-2003, 09:21 AM
sorry it was abad shopping day 4 u though :(

Fancifuls is AWESOME and they will be here pretty quick! I just need you to mail me your SASE with extra stamps though! thanks PAttyT

06-07-2003, 02:24 PM
I got lots of charms in the mail today!

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I got

Love em all!
You guys are going to love all of these!


06-09-2003, 09:55 AM
You're the best for organizing this swap...thanks so much. I'm so anxious to see what everyone sent in. :)

06-11-2003, 11:07 PM
I'm so sorry that I'm holding up the works. My charms FINALLY came today. I'm so excited about using some of them! I've got my swaps in baggies and I'll make a run to the Post Office tomorrow to send them in. Has everyone just used a manilla envelope? And of course, I'll include a return envelope and postage.

Thanks so much for hosting this swap. Can't wait to see all my goodies!

06-12-2003, 07:39 AM
charms in!

Spinning yours came yesturday!



06-12-2003, 07:46 AM
YEAH! I was wondering! I can't wait to see the return package!

06-13-2003, 01:27 AM
My charms are in the mail. Hope they get there in time. I'm at the mercy of Uncle Sam. ;)

06-17-2003, 10:10 AM

can't pm you--so did you receive my charms? The angels??

06-17-2003, 09:13 PM
I just go tthe rest of the charms in!
I have seperated them all -
and hope to make it to the post office tomorrow (along with the lawyers, the bank, the school, AUGH - when will the insanity end!) lol.
Beansmom I have the charms - but not your SASE!
I need that to mail you your charms - i will hold them for you till I get it!

Thnk you all for participating in the swap - I think you will find all the charms are gorgeous!

Thank you to those who sent hostess gifts - no needed but much appreciated!

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06-17-2003, 09:46 PM
:Pinkbounc :bounce: :tongue: :bounce: :Pinkbounc I'm so excited I can't stand it!!! :Pinkbounc :bounce: :tongue: :bounce: :Pinkbounc

06-18-2003, 07:27 AM
ME TOO! I can't wait to get them! Actually I should be very made at all of you!;) I didn't use any of the is stuff before Patty suggested a swap! Then of course I had to join in on the fun and had to see what charms were about and had to order a bunch for my self......See what all of you did to me! :p

06-18-2003, 09:34 AM
ok, ok, ok! :) I will get it in the mail!!! I am soooooo lazy...such a procrastinator!