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Creativity => Arts & Crafts Corral => Topic started by: UrocyonFox on November 13, 2014, 04:55:08 PM

Title: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on November 13, 2014, 04:55:08 PM
Griffin put on an amazing round robin deco last year (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,344334.0.html) which everyone seemed to enjoy and I figured I would see if we can get anyone interested in another one. I am going to steal her intro and information from the other just so everyone is on the same page.

What is a deco?
Decos are small handmade booklets that contain about 4-10 pages. Most typically they are postcard sized, but the size and shape can vary; anything goes as long as it fits an envelope. Each signer should decorate one page, or sometimes a spread, according to the theme (if the deco has a specified theme) and send it forward. Once all pages are full, the deco is returned to its maker, or sent to whoever is marked as the owner. (Quoting Griffin from the Deco Swappers forum and previous mlp deco swap.)

Normally decos are swapped with other deco swappers a few at a time, most people have certain swap pals they swap with on a regular basis, just like pen pals. That means decos generally don't have a predetermined route, they can be sent to anyone and the maker can only hope they will be returned when full. However, sometimes the round robin system is used instead and that is what I'm planning to do here: I'll make a My Little Pony themed deco and gather a list of people who sign up. I then send the deco to the first person on that list; they decorate the first page and send the booklet forward to the next person on the list, and so on. The last one will return the deco to me, full of pretty MLP artwork.
Drawing is not required but you're free to use e.g. stickers, cut up some box art to use on your page, print out colouring book pictures, or whatever you can think of, as long as it's MLP themed and you don't violate anyone's copyrights (i.e. no fanmade art other than your own). You can also use all kinds of embellishments like pretty papers, ribbons, brads, rhinestones etc. to decorate your entry.     

Griffin organized a round robin deco like this some years ago on the old Arena but unfortunately it was lost almost immediately as the second or third signer went MIA. :( That's why I'm requiring at least some feedback this time as well as an e-mail address to be able to contact you outside the Arena. I would very much like to have the deco back, and I think we also owe that to the ones who spent their time on decorating the first pages. I will set a time limit of three weeks for you to work on your page if that helps focusing. Of course you can have more time if needed, just ask!
Here's a gallery of my decos (all kinds of themes) if you'd like to take a look for inspiration: https://www.flickr.com/photos/115641004@N07/sets/72157644916959308/
I will include 10 ATCs in the deco book that everyone can pick one atc to keep for themselves as a reward for their hard work. (sorry last person you get whatever atc is left!) Please only take one atc and send the rest on with the deco so that everyone gets one.
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How to sign up
I'm taking sign-ups for approx. one week, until Nov 21, or until all the slots are filled. I ask you to have at least two (2) positive feedbacks here on the Arena, preferably from trading or selling (but I will judge each case individually, I just want to make sure people are committed and have some kind of proof that they are trustworthy).

Please PM me with the following information:
1. Your Arena username & real name
2. E-mail
3. Postal address
4. Link to feedback
5. Any preferences regarding the order of participants

Your address and e-mail will be given privately to the person before you so they know where to send the deco and can notify you prior to sending. Please let me know asap if your address changes or if there are any unexpected issues. I also ask everyone to keep me updated whenever they send or receive the deco, either by posting on this thread or by PMing/e-mailing me. There will be some participants who don't have an Arena account so you can either use e-mail or contact them through me if needed.

What to do when you receive the deco:
1. Leave a message either a PM or on the main page to let me know you have received it.
2. Find the page with your name and decorate it as you please. Don't forget to include your name/username so we'll know who made the pretty entry! :)
3. Send the deco to the address given to you and notify me (and, optionally, the receiver so they know to expect the deco).
I ask you to keep the deco for three weeks at max,  that should be sufficient time to make your entry and pass the deco on. If you need more time, just let me know. I know life can be unpredictable, and the deco might turn up at a bad time, it's hard to tell beforehand... But communication is the key.
Finally, and most importantly - have fun!

Participant list - Now in order

*not counting myself since I'm making the cover*
1.   Urocyonfox = Sent
2.   Marigold = Received +Sent
3.   Bekuno= Received +Sent
4.   ajmeier55= Received +Sent
5.   dashesndots= Received +Sent
6.   MikeysGrrrl   = Received +Sent
7.   Sokkis= Received +Sent
8.   Oniontart= Received +Sent
9.   Griffin=  Received +Sent
10. FOUND ITS WAY HOME <3
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Alright I have been swamped at work but I am moving and grooving now! Here is the order list, I will send everyone emails shortly!

Here is the cover of the deco, I have been so tight on time trying to get customs, art, family and work, but I had this paper that just screamed night glider and I love paper cut out ponies so I went with that.
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 (http://s1354.photobucket.com/user/urocyonfox/media/Decos/Image_zps4f4d9bde.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: Bekuno on November 13, 2014, 05:00:17 PM
I feel like I need to do at least one more art swap this year, and I think this will have to be it because I missed out on the last Deco  :P
Sending a PM your way!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: Griffin on November 13, 2014, 09:35:57 PM
Yay! I'd love to sign up but I'll wait a bit and let others have their chance first. :) I can take the last page if there's room for me and return it to Fox.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: UrocyonFox on November 13, 2014, 10:26:28 PM
Yay! I'd love to sign up but I'll wait a bit and let others have their chance first. :) I can take the last page if there's room for me and return it to Fox.
cause you're awesome!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: Sokkis on November 14, 2014, 07:11:23 AM
As I said, count me in. :D Pm sent!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: Marigold on November 14, 2014, 02:48:33 PM
Id do it again!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on November 14, 2014, 06:30:24 PM
Can't wait :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: ajmeier55 on November 14, 2014, 06:50:00 PM
I want to join  :) Sent a pm
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: ajmeier55 on November 16, 2014, 12:47:13 AM
This is going to be fun!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 interest/sign up
Post by: UrocyonFox on November 17, 2014, 11:27:26 PM
poke some friends guys I wanna get this started! We need 3-4 more people!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: UrocyonFox on December 01, 2014, 02:11:15 PM
If everyone would check the list and make sure that your partners line up correctly, it started getting confusing typing the emails in order so I want to make sure everyone got line up correctly.

sorry for my delay the holiday put a wrench in everything and slowed it all down. but I am moving and grooving now!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: snwbear24 on December 01, 2014, 02:20:36 PM
Can't wait to see the end result!!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on December 01, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
I'm pretty excited about this, especially because I'm near the end of the list which means I get to see most of the lovely art :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Sokkis on December 03, 2014, 07:09:44 PM
Oh my, the cover is so lovely!!! Can't wait! ^^
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: dashesndots on December 03, 2014, 07:40:27 PM
Very cool cover!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Bekuno on December 04, 2014, 12:17:24 AM
So cute!

And the cover goes perfect with what I have planned for my page ;)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: ajmeier55 on December 04, 2014, 12:32:05 AM
Cant wait to get it already planning my page in my head!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on December 04, 2014, 02:59:00 AM
Lovely cover :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: ZennaBug on December 06, 2014, 05:04:10 AM
That cover is seriously cute.  The paper is perfect for Nightglider!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Griffin on December 06, 2014, 11:24:42 AM
The cover is stunning! I agree the paper is perfect for Nightglider and I really love the 3D tail bow. Can't wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Marigold on December 15, 2014, 03:42:02 PM
it is here!  i will be working on it and getting it sent out as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Oniontart on December 18, 2014, 07:54:00 AM
Lovely cover. I cannot wait that it gets here, allready planning my page :frolic:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Bekuno on January 29, 2015, 10:07:39 PM
I received it today! I'm going to be starting my page ASAP!  :frolic:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: UrocyonFox on February 01, 2015, 11:51:05 AM
yay!! Glad to hear progress
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Sokkis on February 02, 2015, 09:29:24 AM
Yay! :) Nice to see that it's traveling!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Marigold on February 05, 2015, 04:55:33 PM
Yes, I was a wee bit slow getting it out! 
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: Bekuno on February 18, 2015, 10:03:37 PM
Huge apologies for being slow with my update! School and Valentines got in the way.  :cry:

It is finished and ready to mail out, it should be in the mail tomorrow or Saturday at the latest. I will send ajmeier55 a message on the day we drop it off at the post.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: UrocyonFox on February 19, 2015, 02:46:29 PM
awesome!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - The time is now
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on February 19, 2015, 03:45:36 PM
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - On the move
Post by: Sokkis on February 23, 2015, 03:58:05 PM
Yay, it's moving again! :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - On the move
Post by: ajmeier55 on February 27, 2015, 05:07:51 PM
Just letting everyone know that I received it yesterday and worked on it all morning. Just waiting for the glue to dry before I pop it into the book, and will be sending it on soon.  :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - On the move
Post by: Oniontart on March 01, 2015, 10:45:39 AM
I cannot wait it to arrive here. So excited  :biggrin: I cant wait to see everyones work.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - On the move
Post by: ajmeier55 on March 01, 2015, 11:43:45 PM
I mailed it out Saturday so its on the move again  :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 -
Post by: UrocyonFox on March 08, 2015, 12:38:32 PM
Alright everyone so we have some tragedy that has hit our deco. :(

dashesndots informed me yesterday that she received a torn open envelope with no deco.  :cry:

She already has plans to go to the post office Monday to see what they say but being a pessimist I doubt there will be anything they can do.

My question is, what do we do about this? We have a couple options, I can make a new smaller deco and send it to the people that haven't gotten to make a page yet or I can make a new one and start over, or whatever else ya'll want to suggest I am open to ideas.

If everyone would think about it and let me know what you want to do about it.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - LOST (please read progress)
Post by: Griffin on March 08, 2015, 05:01:51 PM
Aww I'm so sorry, what a disappointing turn of events. :(
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - LOST (please read progress)
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on March 09, 2015, 02:33:40 AM
Oh no :shocked: That really sucks >_<

I'm good with whichever option you choose to do UrocyonFox.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - LOST (please read progress)
Post by: Sokkis on March 09, 2015, 08:23:20 PM
Nooooo, what a pity!!! That really sucks! :(
But yeah, if you choose to make another one, I'm in!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - LOST (please read progress)
Post by: dashesndots on March 09, 2015, 09:03:48 PM
Okay so I asked the nice lady at the post office - she assumes it was popped open in the machine...there's really no way to get it back, BUT if you had your return address on the book somewhere, UrocyonFox, it may make its way back to you.  Definitely suggest putting it on the new one (if you didn't already do that to the old one.)
I'm for doing a new one but maybe switch the order so you send it to those of us who haven't done a page yet first.

Edited 3/10/15 for clarification - but since Bekuno says it was on there, hopefully you will get it back!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - LOST (please read progress)
Post by: Bekuno on March 09, 2015, 09:06:25 PM
I believe the book did have a return address on the back didn't it? I hope there may be some chance it will be found..

In the mean time, I'm all for doing a new one, and I'll be sure to get it done quicker this time.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on March 12, 2015, 11:44:13 PM
 :lol:  :biggrin:  :yippee:

It found its way home! Holy potatoes ya'll, I was in New Orleans for work conferences and meetings last week so I asked my postal lady to hold all my mail until today (I got in last night at 11:15) And going through all the art there it was!!!

I DID put a return address on it but I did not expect it to make it here when it was lost.

Oh my how awesome guys I'm so excited, D&D I am sending out to you tomorrow!

Lets try to keep it in a thicker envelope to prevent another scare!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on March 13, 2015, 03:15:48 AM
Wow, that's awesome that it made it back to you :) I second the thicker envelope idea, perhaps a bubble mailer, or those stiff cardboard/photo mailers?
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Marigold on March 13, 2015, 09:09:49 AM
Wow!  So cool it came home!  So did you like what you saw so far?
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Griffin on March 13, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
Wonderful news!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on March 14, 2015, 12:20:00 AM
I love the work so far everyone! It looks great I'm so excited. I still can believe it made its way home it  was just all by itself in a stack of mail So who knew it would come back. I put it in a bubble mailer so it should be safe
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on March 17, 2015, 09:03:22 PM
Yay!!! Amazing news! :D I'm so happy that it came back home.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: dashesndots on March 18, 2015, 09:38:12 PM
Deco arrived!  Gotta think what to do, everyone's pages so far are lovely!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Oniontart on March 18, 2015, 09:53:27 PM
Good to hear the deco is back on track. That is truly a miracle that it appeared again.
No long and it's here :cheer:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on April 09, 2015, 04:20:19 PM
I received the deco today and it looks awesome so far :) Everyone is so talented! I'm going to work on it over the weekend and I should have it out early next week.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on April 20, 2015, 11:40:10 PM
I'm all done and have sent the deco on to the next person in line. Here is my contribution :)

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Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on April 21, 2015, 02:15:28 PM
Looooove it! If anyone else scanned your page feel free to post!

If not I'll scan any that weren't posted and post them up for everyone to see!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: dashesndots on April 21, 2015, 02:23:31 PM
I totally forgot to scan mine, so please share mine when you get it back Urocyon Fox, haha!  Thank you also for the awesome ATCS you included for everyone! I picked Blueberry Baskets :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Marigold on April 21, 2015, 02:51:46 PM
I forgot to scan mine too!  I was too worried about getting it back on its journey.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Bekuno on April 21, 2015, 09:20:40 PM
I also didn't scan mine, I wasn't sure if we could share them early so I didn't bother. Love your page MikeysGrrrl!!!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on April 27, 2015, 07:48:29 PM
Yay, the deco has arrived! ^.^ Looking awesome so far!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on May 11, 2015, 05:00:01 PM
The deco is on it's way to Oniontart. :)

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My page. There is some glitter which doesn't show that well in photo. My son has painted the paper I used. :lovey:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: MikeysGrrrl on May 11, 2015, 05:04:58 PM
The deco is on it's way to Oniontart. :)

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My page. There is some glitter which doesn't show that well in photo. My son has painted the paper I used. :lovey:

That's beautiful!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on May 11, 2015, 06:21:45 PM
cuuuuttteee! Gosh I can't wait till its back I will have to scan all the pages so everyone can see and enjoy them!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on May 18, 2015, 07:09:26 PM
Oniontart? Do you have the deco?
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Oniontart on May 30, 2015, 12:23:21 AM
Sorry I just returned from my 2,5week trip :) Deco has arrived safely :) Will start working on it as soon as
possible :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Griffin on May 30, 2015, 09:05:35 PM
Such lovely pages, everyone!

Yay, not long before it gets here and I can return it to Fox. :happy:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on June 01, 2015, 07:32:57 PM
Sorry I just returned from my 2,5week trip :) Deco has arrived safely :) Will start working on it as soon as
possible :)
Yay, good to know that the deco is safe! When it comes to Finland's post office, you'll never know...
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Oniontart on June 07, 2015, 08:39:39 PM
My page is ready :) Will send it to Griffin Monday or Tuesday :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Griffin on June 21, 2015, 08:52:38 PM
Hey guys, sorry for keeping you waiting! I was travelling and only came back last night. In the meantime, the deco had arrived here, safe and sound. ^.^ It's beautiful! I'll try to find some time to work on it soon and send it back home to Fox. :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on June 22, 2015, 02:58:00 PM
*heavy breathing* ohhhhh my I can't wait!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Sokkis on August 09, 2015, 06:20:58 PM
Hi, has the deco found it's way back? :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Griffin on August 09, 2015, 06:45:53 PM
Hi, has the deco found it's way back? :)

It's still here with me  :redface:
With the recent move and summer holiday and other stuff I've had zero time for crafts. I'll try to get it done soon! So sorry about my sluggishness. :slug:
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on August 10, 2015, 11:00:25 AM
Hi, has the deco found it's way back? :)

It's still here with me  :redface:
With the recent move and summer holiday and other stuff I've had zero time for crafts. I'll try to get it done soon! So sorry about my sluggishness. :slug:

Its ok, with all my hubby's health problems and hospital visits I've had very little time for crafting either.
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Griffin on September 20, 2015, 07:23:38 PM
Happy news, I have finally finished my page, and the deco is all packed up and ready to start its journey back home!  :hifive: I love everyone's entries, it really turned out beautifully.

I was going to keep my page as a secret until Fox receives it but well, I already shared the drawing in this week's Draw Together thread so...  :P

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

I hope the booklet arrives home safe & sound!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on September 20, 2015, 08:20:31 PM
awesome! I can't wait to get it back adn see everyone's stunning art in person!!!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on October 11, 2015, 12:07:58 PM
IT ARRIVED! Everyone's work is so great thank you everyone!! Is there anyone who needs me to scan any in so we can see them all?!?
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: dashesndots on October 11, 2015, 02:02:55 PM
Mine, if possible! I don't even remember what I did haha.  Please and thank you :)
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Bekuno on October 11, 2015, 02:20:47 PM
Mine as well, I didn't get a chance too and I want to see them all!!
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: UrocyonFox on October 13, 2015, 05:12:06 PM
I will go ahead and scan in everyone's beautiful work and post it on here for everyone to admire.

Next question is, who's making the next one?!?! I am totally down for making a page in someones. :3


Post Merge: October 13, 2015, 05:15:39 PM

I almost forgot to leave everyone feedback too! I am on that right now yall
Title: Re: Round Robin v.3 - BACK In Cycle!
Post by: Marigold on October 16, 2015, 06:33:31 PM
I want to see it too!  Sorry I have been absent from the Arena, but I check in time to time.  I'd love to do my own but I have no skill creating a book.  Hmmmm...but I do have a hand made book someone gave me which I still haven't decided what to do with.