Thursday, November 25, 2010

Die Cut Swap and a Little Holiday Gift ~ Party Time


I wanted to have Inlinz here end of November so you gals could show off your die cut, but since Sonia already received her goodies from her swap partner, I thought maybe I should let you link up your post now. 

Die Cut Swap & a little Holiday Gift 

***Note - Inlinkz decided to charge user a fee for using their service, I am trying out Mr. Linky and see how it works. Please bear with me if there is any problem.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Die Cut Swap and a Little Holiday Gift ~ part 2

Hey Crafters, got the info of your swap partner by now? So start "talking" to each other, find out what diecut your partner has, and tell her what you have, once you know what to "cut" for your partner, send them out with a little surprise holiday gift, it can be anything, papers stack, embellishments, christmas ornaments, a book, or even cookies, anything that you would love to receive or give, remember, this part of the swap is a surprise!!! 

One thing to remember, this is a happy place for crafters to make friends, have fun, so do what you can, no one is going to feel bad that they send too little to their partner, no one is going to complain that they receive too little from their partner, Ok?

 I am going to give you some time to communicate with each other, do the "cutting" work, and then send it out, I will have Inlinkz here at the end of November, once you received your happy package, link them up here, visit others, stop by to say hello, happy swapping everyone!!!

Spellbinders, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, which one do you have?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Die Cut Swap and a Little Holiday Gift

Hello Crafty People, sorry for keeping you waiting for our next swap, thanks for your patience! Did you have fun with the Lace and Doily Swap? If yes, here's another one....

Die Cut Swap 
A Little Holiday Gift

I believe many of us crafters have a die cut machine, cuttlebug, sizzix, cricut etc....
This swap is to exchange with your partner, die cuts that you do not have, you will have to communicate with your partner via email, and find out what she has,  what color cardstock you want those die cuts on etc. You only "talk" to one person, which is your partner, so I guess it is not too tough, anyway, if you are interested, sign up now
(this is a brilliant idea contributed by Lauren Bergold, thanks to Lauren!)

Don't forget to include a little holiday gift when you send out the die cuts, it is holiday season, everybody would enjoy a little surprise in the mail, it can be anything you want to put in, paper crafting supplies, pretty things, or even holiday cookies, whatever you think your partner would enjoy, and this one is a Surprise Gift, so DO NOT DISCUSS with your partner!

Alright, if you are up for this, copy and paste the following in your email to me
(I do not keep the previous email for the last swap, so please send it again)

Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Blog Address:

Registration open from today (Friday 10-29-2010) to Sunday November 7, 2010 at 11.59 PM (EST)
My (kirsty) email is - 

You are welcome to post this swap on your blog to spread the word around so more people can join in the fun.
I will pair you up with a partner and send the info to you soon after the registration closed on Sunday Nov 7, best way to keep yourself updated with this swap is to follow this blog.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lace and Doily Swap ~ Party Time

Hey all, it's time to show off the Happy Package you received from your partner!

 Lace and Doily Swap

Link your post here, don't worry if you have not receive your package yet, Inlinkz will stay open until everyone received their package and link up their posts. While you are here, feel free to hop around and visits other's blog to see the beautiful laces and doilies they received from their swap partners.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lace and Doily Swap ~ Got mail?

I received my Happy Mail today, full of pretty lace and doilies, I wonder if you have yours yet?

Remember, last day to send out your package to you partner is Oct 4th, if you haven't yet, please do so.

If you already received your pretty laces and doilies, take pictures and be ready to post them, Inlinkz will open on Oct 5th, 2010. And it will stay until everyone link up their post here, so it is very flexible, you can come here anytime and have fun hopping from one blog to another.

For now -  2 dates to remember 

Oct 4th - last day to send your package out

Oct 5th - come back here to link your post if you have it already

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lace and Doily Swap ~ getting ready

Hey all, now that you have registered, the fun part begins - start preparing the lace and doily for your partner (you should get an email from me by end of today), and then send it out. You have 2 weeks to do that, the last day to send out your package is Oct  4, 2010, of course the earlier the better. We have a lot of International swapper/crafter this time, so please allow a lot of time for shipping.
This time I am going to check with everybody via email, once everyone received their packages, we will set a date for the party, how's that?

So once again, the only date to remember now is Oct 4, that's the last day to get your package out! You can do it earlier if you want, remember, the earlier everyone gets their package, the earlier we can party!
Have fun gathering the lace and doily together!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thank You and a NEW SWAP

Hi all, first of all, I would like to say THANK YOU to all who took part in our Pretty Things Jar Swap. I am glad and happy to know that you all had fun. Although we have a little hiccups, but I think overall, everyone had fun receiving pretty things in the mail as well as sending it out to your swap partner. While we waiting for Victoria's jar to arrive and link it up here, I am going to start the ball rolling for our next swap, how about
Lace and Doily Swap!
(in case you ask, doily can be paper doily, doily stamp, crocheted doily, anything that you think it is a doily and I don't have to explain what is lace right, LOL!)

Lace and Doily Swap
This swap is open to all active blogger who loves receiving pretty things in the mail and love to make friends and have fun, you don't have to be a follower of City Crafter to join us.
No jar this time, so everyone could put your lace and doily in a small envelope, I would like to highlight this, it seems to me that we all felt the same way(including myself), after receiving the jar from our partner, we wished that we could do more than what we already sent out, because we can't believe how much we had received. This swap is just for fun because I believe we all love receiving pretty things in the mail, so please do what we can, I do not want to limit the amount, so even you send only one doily and a yard of lace to your partner and received plenty, it is fine! Remember, this is just for fun, so no one should feel bad about not giving enough, or received too little, ok?

Alright, here we go.....

Step 1: Sign Up
Send me (Kirsty) an email -,  and I will count you in for this Lace and Doily Swap, this will open from today (Friday 9/10) to Sunday 9/19 (11:59 PM EST), you have more than a week to send an email, you are welcome to post this Lace and Doily Swap on your personal blog to spread the words around so that more people can join in the fun.

Copy and paste the following in your email to me.

Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Blog Address:

I will pair you up with a partner and send the info to you soon after the registration closed. And will keep you updated from time to time, the best way is for you to follow this blog so you will get updated whenever there is a new post here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pretty Things Jar Swap (finale)

edit: I made a mistake when I post for the party time, it should be 9-11PM (EST), sorry about that. However, do not stress out for the party time, the link will be here so you are still able to  visit the post of the pretty things jar swap anytime.

Yay!!! We are now at the most exciting part of the Pretty Things Jar Swap - Party time!!!

If you have received your Jar from your swap partner, you can start taking picture, and post it on your blog then link it back here with the direct link. (See below). Party time is September 7th (Tuesday) 7-9 PM (EST). You have from now till September 7th to link your blog post here, as I understand that we all have other things we have to post on our personal blog, such as challenges that are meeting deadlines, DT's duties etc, so I give you a few days to pick what works best for you. 

What is going to happened on September 7th? Basically is like a blog hop, we hop from one blog to another, leave comments, chit chat etc. If you are unable to stay in front of your computer on that day, it is totally fine to visit other blogs at your convenience time, I do understand that the time differences for International blogger, and also we have other things in life we want to enjoy, such as family, kids, so don't ever feel that you NEED to be here on the exact time, the link will stay here so you are able to visit others any time you want.

Here you go....... 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pretty Things Jar Swap (part 4)

Hey all, I hope by now all the jars should be out of your craft room and on it's way to your partner's craft room. I knew some of you have already received the jar, me too! Well, let's wait for everyone to get theirs and then we will link everyone up here with Inlinkz. Now it's time where you can take pictures of the pretty things in the jar you have received and be ready to post it on your blog and link it here. If you have not, just wait a few more days for the jar to arrived, especially if your partner is from a different country.

I am so excited!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pretty Things Jar Swap (part 3)

Hi all, it is August 6th, I hope your jar is filled with Pretty Things and ready to go out to the mailman. I know mine is!
You can send it out between Aug 6th and Aug 21st
Party date is September 7th. I will stay in touch with everyone to see how thing's going!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pretty Things Jar Swap (part 2)

Hi all, it is getting closer to our Pretty Things Jar Swap Party!
By now, you should have gotten an email from me with the mailing info of your swap partner and their blog address, do visit each other's blog to say hello!

Many of you is concern about sending a glass jar in the mail, you could do plastic jar, or even send the pretty things in a padded envelope, it really doesn't matter, as I said before, the fun part is the surprises in the mail, so if the glass jar is not workable for you, a box, an envelope is fine! (**You might want to let your partner know if you are not sending the Pretty Things in a jar, so there is no oopsy moment)

Ok, what you waiting for, start filling up your jar (box, envelope) with pretty things that you think your partner would like, and get it ready to send out between August 6th - 21st

Have fun!!!! 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pretty Things Jar Swap

Hey to you all, City Crafter Challenge Blog followers and regulars, we now have a place to get together and have some fun! Here at City Crafter Party Blog, is a place for Blog Hop, and do a little swap, you know, just the fun stuff!

We are going to kick off our Party Place with a little swap, here's the details.....
Pretty Things Jar Swap
This swap is open to all active bloggers, you don't have to be a follower of City Crafter to have fun with us
Here is what you have to do, filled up a jar (any size, any kind) with lovely little things a crafter would like,  e.g. buttons, charms, do-dads, embellies, ribbons, threads etc, and exchange with another blogger (who wouldn't like receiving a surprise in the mail?)

Step 1: Sign up
Send me an email (see info at the end of this blog post), and I will count you in for this Jar Swap, this will open from Tuesday July 27 (12 AM EST) to Monday August 2nd (11:59 PM EST), you have ONE week to just send an email if you want to participate.

Step 2: Filled up your jar with pretty things
You will be paired up with a swap partner and I will send you an email to confirm your participation and also the information (email address) of your partner by August 5th.

**Edit: I personally love glass jar because I think it is beautiful, but I do understand the cost of postage, if you want to do plastic jar, plastic container, or even a box, that is perfectly fine, the fun part is to received something in the mail, especially Pretty Things right?

Step 3: Send out the Jar 
You can start sending out your jar from August 6th to August 21st. That will give you 2 weeks to get your package out to your partner in time for the party.

Now we waited, and waited and waited..... for our Jar filled with pretty things to arrive.
Let's do 2 weeks (at least), that should be safe.
**Note - Just in case you are paired up with a International Partner, please do send your jar as early as possible, I do not want to see anyone miss out the fun at the party. I think it is fun to have overseas friend, who knows, you might visit them someday.

Step 4: Post your Jar on your blog
This should be done as close to the party time as possible, but there is no restriction, I just want to make sure your posting for the Blog Party is easy to locate. I will have Inlinkz here on this blog, you could link up so everyone could visit you and see what you got in your jar from your swap partner. Inlinkz will be open for you to link your blog post from September 2nd to 8th (I know its labor day weekend, so I give you plenty of time here)

Step 5: The most exciting part - Blog Party
September 7th (Tuesday) 9 PM - 11 PM (EST)
(There is not restriction, you can still visit other blogger whenever you are here.

Ok, if you are ready for the fun, sign up now. Copy and paste the following in your email to Kirsty (

Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Blog Address:

I will keep you update regarding the Pretty Things Jar Swap party from time to time, be sure to check back later, or you could simply become a follower here at City Crafter Party Blog, this way, you will always be informed and updated!
I hope to see you all have fun at our very first Blog Swap/Party!

**Edit: You are welcome to post the link on your blog, so more people can join in the fun!