2012 Swap Calendar/Preparation

Discussion in 'Swaps' started by PrincessNancy96, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    Ok, it's time to start planning for 2012!!! I have names of previous hostess listed on some of the swaps as they were previous hostesses and they have priority to host again. If they don't want to host than it is open for another hostesses.

    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 convinence 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.

    2012 Swap Calendar

    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… 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**

    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. See the word “swap” where he has written exchange.
    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.

    To make the swaps on this board run smoothly we are going to try to eliminate some of the overcrowding that has been done with all the Mega/Large swaps being done so early in the year that new swappers while they may participate need to wait almost a full year to get into the Mega/Large swaps. (Especially the park swaps).

    We've broken the swaps up into categories and the number of each category we’d like to see on the calendar. There can be and will be adjustments, these are just desire/guidelines to make things run smoothly and keep things spread out!

    **if the swap is italic it is already on the calendar. **

    Mega Swap: Mega Swap is the big Park Swaps. Over the years these 4 swaps have manifested into huge under takings with lots of options open to all of us. *With this being said, we may need to consider holding the Mega Park Swaps individually; but maybe breaking down some of the big wish list items into small larger swaps ~ for example the breaking down of character names etc…maybe doing a MK Character altered letter swap or a MK Ride altered letter swap that will be done after the Mega Swap is complete).

    The Mega Swaps we would like to be hosted Seasonally… breaking it down into every 3 months.
    Park 1 -Jan/March ~~ MK
    Park 2 - April/June ~~ AK
    Park 3 - July/Sept ~~
    Park 4 - October/December ~~

    Magic Kingdom (MK) ~ 123SA
    Animal Kingdom (AK) ~ 123SA
    Epcot ~
    DHS ~

    Large Swaps – (1-2 per month) these are the swaps that are big but not as big as the
    Resort ~
    Disney Topper ‘n’ Tag ~ M2MRB
    ABC/MAW pages ~ m2mrb
    Color Sketch Pages ~ AlexWyattMommy (AWM)
    Character Elements ~ M2MRB
    ABC Letter ~
    Everyday ~ Mickeyteacher
    School ~
    Sports/Activities ~ DB
    Holiday Elements ~
    Autograph Pages ~
    Sketch Swaps {holiday, everyday} ~
    Character Duo/Rare ~ JLD
    Rides ~ 2" words & 4" letters ~
    Parks/Lands ~ 2" words & 4" letters ~ jj&jhsmom
    character ~ 2" words/4" letters ~
    Parks/Lands Pages ~
    Disney General Page ~

    Smaller Swaps- we are looking at adding 2-3 of these per month into the calendar.
    Spring/Summer Activity Swap ~ JJ&JHsmom
    Out of the Park (Disney) Pages ~
    Events (Disney) Pages/Elements ~ JLD
    Other Parks (Sea World, Universal, etc) ~ Mom-to-2- princesses
    Pets ~ DisneyBarlans
    Surprise ~ disney_akj
    Newbie Swaps ~ PN96 if interest Newbies ONLY 3 times a year
    Cruise ~
    Pass It Forward ~ mycutiepatooties (MCPT)
    Tag Book ~
    character tag ~
    Disneyland/DCA ~ JLD
    Lyric Swap ~ MusicalDisneyDreams
    Paper Doll ~ MusicalDisneyDreams

    Technique Swaps (1 per month)- anything that is technique driven or more of altered art than for our books
    Altered Paperclips
    Paper Bag Albums
    A to Z ATC
    Deco Squares ~ MickeyTeacher
    Paper Piecing ~ hopemax
    Slidemounts ~
    Disney Wall Art ~ MCPT

    Gift Swap (1 per month)- swap designed to be gifts for other
    planners ~
    Altered Binder Clips
    Making Pages Swap
    Card Swap ~ morganmom2000
    Card Candy Swap ~ morgansmom2000

    Gift tag ~

    Purchase Swaps (1 per month)- buy something and send it in, should be due within 6 weeks(for our international swappers)
    Grocery Bags-
    Jar of Whimsy
    Embellishment Swap ~ MickeyTeacher (MT)
    Prima Flowers

    Secret Sister ~ rlovew ~ dates tba
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  3. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hello Everyone!!!

    For those who are new to swapping on the disboards and are intersted in joining... you can find a wealth of information at the following link... Any questions just ask..


    So, on with the show!

    Swap Sign Ups
    Title - Hostess - Sign Up Date; Link

    December 2011
    Color Sketch Swap - AWM - 12/30 - 1/3 Complete

    January 2012
    MK ~ 123SA ~ 1/10 - 1/12 Complete
    2" letters for Parks/Lands ~ JJ&JHsmom ~ 1/28 - 1/30 Complete
    Partner paintcan - JLD - TBA Complete

    Sports/Activity Swap - DB - 2/10-13 Complete
    Disney Topper 'n' Tag - M2MRB - 2/24 - 2/27 Complete
    Cricut Cut Swap - LM3Ks - mid- Feb Complete
    Duo/Couples/Rare/Villain - JLD - mid-Feb Complete

    Disney General Sketch Pages - AWM- 3/9 - 3/13 Complete

    Spring/Summer Activities - JJ&JHsmom - 4/13 - 4/16 Complete
    Event Elements/Pages - JLD - 4/13 - 4/15 Complete
    AK Swap - 123SA - 4/23 Complete
    Everyday Theme Partner Swap - JLD - 4/23-4/25 Complete

    Character Element - M2MRB - 5/18 -5/21Complete
    Surprise Swap - Disney_akj - 5/23 Complete
    Lyric Swap - MDD -5/18 @ 6PM ESTComplete

    Card Swap - MM2000 - TBA Active
    DLR/DCA - JLD - 6/1 @ 9am PacificComplete

    Altered Paper Clips - Catinthehat35 - 7/9 Complete
    Other Parks - Mto2P - 7/26 Sorting
    Disney Wall Art - MCPT - TBA Active
    ABC/Big Give Pages - M2MRB - 7/26 Complete
    Deco Squares - MT - TBA
    Resort - dacky041208 - 7/30-8/3 Complete

    Sketch Swap General {holiday, everyday} - Hostess Needed
    Paper Piecing - MCPT - TBA
    Paper Doll Swap - MDD - TBA
    Holiday Theme Partner Swap - JLD - 8/27-8/29 Active

    Pass It Forward - MCPT - TBA
    Everyday - Mickeyteacher - 9/13 Active
    Embellishment Swap - MT - 9/7 Sorting
    Epcot Swap - CKMom97 - 9/25 - 9/27 Active

    Pet Swap - DB - 10/22 Sign ups OPEN

    MK Completed Page Sketch Swap - MM2000 - 11/15 2 8:30am Interest Thread


    Swap Due Dates
    Title - Hostess - Due Date

    January 2012
    Holiday & Seasons Swap – 123SA – 1/17

    February 2012
    Partner paintcan - JLD - TBA

    March 2012
    Color Sketch Swap - AWM - 3/7
    MK ~ 123SA ~ 3/12
    Duo/Couples/Rare/Villain - JLD - end of march

    April 2012
    2" letters for Parks/Lands - JJ&JHsmom ~ 4/11
    Sports/Activity Swap - DB - 4/16
    Cricut Cut Swap - LM3Ks - 4/18
    Disney Topper 'n' Tag - M2MRB - 4/30

    May 2012
    Disney General Sketch Pages - AWM- 5/4
    Event Elements/Pages - JLD - 5/31

    June 2012
    Spring/Summer Activities - JJ&JHsmom - 6/11
    Everyday Theme Partner Swap - JLD - 6/22
    AK - 123SA - 6/25
    Suprise - disney_akj - TBA

    July 2012
    Lyric Swap - MDD - 7/24
    Character Element - M2MRB - 7/31

    August 2012
    Paper Doll Swap - MDD - 8/4
    Surprise Swap - disney_akj - TBA
    DLR/DCA - JLD - 6/22
    Altered Paper Clips - Catinthehat35 - 8/27

    September 2012
    ABC/Big Give Pages - M2MRB - 9/17
    Other Parks - Mto2P - 9/26
    Deco Squares - MT - TBA

    October 2012
    Resort - dacky041208 - 10/4
    Sketch Swap General {holiday, everyday} - Hostess Needed
    Holiday Theme Partner Swap - JLD - 10/26

    November 2012
    Everyday Mickeyteacher - 11/14
    Paper Piecing - MCPT - TBA

    December 2012
    Disney Parks/Lands Sketch Swap - Hostess Needed

    Due 2013


    Epcot element - CKMom97 - 1/8/13
    Pet Swap - DB - 1/14/13

    MK Completed Page Sketch Swap - MM2000 - 2/15 FIRM
  4. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
  5. AlexWyattMommy

    AlexWyattMommy <font color=deeppink>Okay, here I am, out of high

    Feb 1, 2006
    I am going to stick to the sketch swaps this year.

    That means the others can be open to new hostesses. I am willing to host them if one is not found for them though.

    I would like to start with a Sketch Swap based on colors. Red group, blue group, etc.

    Sign ups December 30, 2011 through January 3, 2012 [this gives weekenders a chance but doesn't start on a holiday]
    Due date March 7 with me swapping out that weekend.

    Disney General Swap - Disney Colors, Fab 5, Princesses, Major Characters [easily found at meals or in park]

    Sign ups March 9 through March 13 [gives me time to run the sign ups before swapping the then current swap]
    Due date May 4. [this will be a smaller grouped swap so swapping shouldn't take long, I will also use simple sketches that newbies can join in and they won't take long to do. Will have measurements for sketches] I will be going to Disney the first week of June so I don't want to stretch out the due date.

    Sketch Swap General - Holidays, Everyday

    Sign Ups August 17 through 20.
    Due date October 25th

    Disney Parks/Lands

    Sign ups October 5-8
    Due date December 11

    Thanks Nan!!
  6. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005

    You are on it... I will enter these now!!! :)
  7. wdwmickey

    wdwmickey <font color=purple>I am the scrapbooking queen and

    Apr 3, 2007
    Nan ~ I plan to be swap free for the year (okay, maybe I'll make a couple exceptions ;)). I have a ton of scrapping to do before Sarah graduates in May! Therefore I will not be up to hosting any swaps, so the swaps I hosted in 2011 can be open to whoever wishes to host them. Thanks :)
  8. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    I totally understand Cheryl.. I'm in the same boat you are!!!! ;)
  9. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

    Sep 26, 2004
    :woohoo: was wondering when this was going to get up and running!

    Nan, I would like to host two swaps this year....but not the paperclips!

    Disney Topper and Tag...would get a thread going for topper titles first of the year
    sign ups Feb 24 - 27
    due date April 30

    Character Elements
    sign up May 18 - 21
    due date July 31

    idea for this would be just doing the little icons, etc for the characters ... what do you think? what has been done in the past for this???
  10. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    I will get you on the board... I think your idea for the characters would be good! :)

    Updated to here!
  11. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

    Sep 26, 2004
    Yay! happy you like the character idea!

    will put them on my calendar!!
  12. MusicalDisneyDreams

    MusicalDisneyDreams <font color=darkorchid>Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom

    Jun 23, 2009
    Here're the dates I'm thinking:

    Lyric Swap-
    sign ups starting April 27
    due date June 2

    Paper Doll Swap-
    signs ups starting June 15
    due date August 4
  13. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    I've got you on the books MDD! Thank you!!! Let me know if you need anything!!!
  14. Cptjackandcrew

    Cptjackandcrew Mouseketeer

    Sep 5, 2006
    I would love to participate, but I'm concerned that I don't have what it takes. I've looked at soooo many of your posts and they are all just beautiful. Does anyone happen to live in the Orlando area and if so would you be willing to mentor me? I have been scrapbooking for 20 years and own a Cricut, so I'm not a complete beginner, but I definitely don't share the creativity I have seen on these pages.
    Thank you.
  15. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    Are you wanting to participate in the swaps? If so, jump right in... you are probably more creative than you give yourself credit for... (I know, I'm my own worst critic!).

    I don't live in the Orlando area but I'd be happy to mentor you if you want to participate in a swap next year. You might try your hand at a sketch page swap hosted by AWM coming up the end of the month is sign ups. Her sketches are great... she finds the ones that give you the measurements.. so the main creativity you will need is paper selection and then the embellishments. She usually limits the groups to 5. So you can start with 1 group to get your feet wet.

    I'm sure if you just want to dabble in elements there will be a swap for that coming up after the first of the year.

    Just give me a yell or anyone of the other swappers because we are all willing to help in anyway!
  16. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

    Mar 12, 2006
    I am about 1.5 hours from Orlando but I can give you a hand if you would like I am up at Disney at least once every 2 months. In fact I will be up there 1 time next week and 1 time the week after (although after that I have no more trips planned and will not be up for a bit).

    As Nancy mentioned start small- do 1 group or so in a swap and then as you see other pieces and get more comfortable add a little more.

  17. Cptjackandcrew

    Cptjackandcrew Mouseketeer

    Sep 5, 2006
    Everyone is so nice. Thank you so much! I can't do anything for the next several weeks, but I will definitely ask questions mid-January.
    Thank you again.
  18. Reddy

    Reddy Scrapbooker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Nan, if you need someone to host in summer time, I'm free from work starting mid-may until mid-august. I'm open to try anything
  19. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005
    Reddy, if there is anything that interests you on the list feel free to claim it and let me know what you dates would be.
  20. JohnsonsLoveDisney

    JohnsonsLoveDisney DIS Veteran

    Apr 27, 2008
    Hey Nancy, I am open for some hostessing. Let me know where I can help. I'd like to do the event swap for sure but you can put me anywhere. I always say im gonna go swap free but I know that I cant :)

    I would love to run a partner swap like the one I used to run over on the cricut board. I loved making things for 1 person and making a good friend in the process. Let me know what you ladies think of that one. I can get you more information.
  21. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

    Dec 28, 2005

    Let me know which ones you want exactly and the dates.... I'll be happy to get you on the board.
    Partner swap... give me more information about it... I might be up for that one because I'm going swap free (except emergency angels) this year.
    I'll mark you down for the event swap but give me dates when you have time.. NO hurries as I know the holidays are quickly upon us.

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