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Offline Elisabeth_M

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Broad edge pen exchange--SIGN UPS CLOSED
« on: July 20, 2015, 04:32:10 PM »
ATTN:  SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED!  All participants should be getting a PM from me with the addresses of the people in their group by midnight today (July 29) PDT

Any interest in a broad edge pen exchange?  Your choice of hand, of course, and newbies would be welcome.  I was thinking maybe postcards?  Is anyone up for that?  If so, I'd be willing to organize it.

ETA:

Looks like this is a go so here are the parameters
  • Sign ups for the exchange will close July 27
  • Please PM your address to me before July 30 (I will be out of town Aug. 1-9, and I want to be sure I assign groups and send addresses before I leave)
  • Deadline for sending your exchange items to your group will be Sept. 1
  • Each person will be given a list of no more than 7 people to which you will send your exchange items
  • We will be sending postcards as the exchange item
  • On the postcard, please calligraph your favorite word, phrase, or quote (please use your best judgement about what might be considered "appropriate")
  • The word, phrase, or quote may be in any language, although you might consider including an English translation if you don't know if the recipient speaks that language
  • Type of calligraphy is sender's choice so long as it is done with a broad nib/pen
  • The postcard may be handmade with your word, etc. on the front as decoration (or however else you would like to decorate it) or it can be store bought with the word., etc. in the message

List of participants so far: (a * next to your name means I've received a PM with your address--thank you!)

*Elisabeth_M
*IowaPharm2014
*Scarlet Blue
*SMK
*AndyT
idrawletters
*colorsofchrist
*Blotbot
*Inked Botanicals
*Schin
*AmyNeub
*handmadeletters
*kmedina
*lynetteburlison
*ValerieW
*lorenaguitron
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 02:44:20 PM by Elisabeth_M »
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 05:03:40 PM »
I'd be interested in that.

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 05:31:03 PM »
Oh, go on then  :)

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 12:59:07 AM »
I am in if the deadline isn't before the 25th of August :-)

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 01:44:15 AM »
Yes, please.  :)

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 05:00:20 AM »
....and not too many in the exchange group, I get very dispirited if the number is greater than seven...

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 09:56:04 AM »
I'm up for it!!
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 12:09:52 PM »
I am in if the deadline isn't before the 25th of August :-)

Salman

No problem there!  This is my first time organizing a swap, so I'm not sure what the usual procedure is, but here's what I'm thinking:  I'll wait a week for people to express interest, then I'll need to get everyone's address, assign groups, and PM the addresses around.  I don't want people to feel really rushed, so they'll have a month to send after getting the addresses for their group.  Does that sound about right?
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2015, 12:11:22 PM »
....and not too many in the exchange group, I get very dispirited if the number is greater than seven...

Yes, I think it would get tedious making more than 7 of the same thing.  Too much like work!  :)
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 01:50:08 PM »
Count me in! :)
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 05:29:11 PM »
I am in if the deadline isn't before the 25th of August :-)

Salman

No problem there!  This is my first time organizing a swap, so I'm not sure what the usual procedure is, but here's what I'm thinking:  I'll wait a week for people to express interest, then I'll need to get everyone's address, assign groups, and PM the addresses around.  I don't want people to feel really rushed, so they'll have a month to send after getting the addresses for their group.  Does that sound about right?

This sounds great Elisabeth.

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2015, 07:15:38 PM »
Im interested!

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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 01:41:05 AM »
I put a participant list in the first post of this thread and will add to it as needed.  Let me know if I somehow missed you!
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 03:38:11 AM »
Ok! I'm in! It's so much time since my last letter!  ;D
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Re: Broad edge pen exchange
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2015, 03:40:17 AM »
Are you going to set a theme or give some sort of guidelines, Elisabeth?  I find it useful to have a bit of a nudge ... cuts down on time spent staring at a blank sheet of paper.  :)