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Old 03-04-2015, 10:29 AM
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If you are new to this message board, first of all - WELCOME!!! We're so glad you decided to join us!
We welcome you no matter what your level of experience or expertise is - please join right in and share your projects. We aren't here to compare or judge, just to have fun, learn from each other, and get inspiration from PW products and projects made with them, and from projects message board members make and share. COME PLAY WITH US!

To get started we suggest the following steps:

1. LEARN HOW TO GET AROUND & USE THE BOARD -
  • Review the "FAQ" section by clicking on the word "FAQ" on the navy blue bar above - it contains PW's general board rules about posting.
  • Also check out the "quick links" above for help getting around.
  • Click on "User CP" above to do things like add a profile picture or a signature.

2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF!
  • Create a new thread and tell us a bit about yourself and what kinds of crafting you do. AND, if you aren't using your first name in your "board name", please also let us know what your name is so we don't have to respond with things like "great card, loveshummingbirdsinthesummer!" and can instead say "great card, Lizzy!!!"

3. REVIEW THE STICKY MESSAGES IN THE GENERAL SWAP INFO/GETTING STARTED section.
  • They explain how to do some basic things like sign up for our monthly card swaps.

4. SIGN UP TO THE BIRTHDAY LIST!
  • Send a PM (personal message) to Swaps Albums (there is a separate message on how to do that) and let us know your email address, your birth date (year NOT required ), and your mailing address.
  • Tell us if it is ok to share your mailing address with other board members only...this is in case someone on the board contacts us because they want to send you a birthday card! If you don't tell us it is ok to share it, we won't!

5. JOIN THE FUN AND PARTICIPATE!
  • We have a monthly card swap, where you make a card based on the announced theme and send it to a swap partner, and you get a card from another swap partner. Don't worry if you are new to cardmaking - we all were new once, and some members here are new, some have been at this awhile but we will ALL love getting you for a partner!!!
  • We also post a weekly challenge every Friday (although sometimes we get absent-minded and it gets posted a bit late). For challenges, you don't have to send anything anywhere - you just make your project and scan or attach a picture of it.
  • All board challenges you participate in give you a chance to win a monthly $15 e-gift certificate from Paper Wishes! There is no contest or judging - we just put your name in the hat for every project you post and do a random drawing.
  • And there are all kinds of other challenges / swaps going on that are posted under the section called "Swap Team Madness" - these are not regularly-scheduled, but can appear at any time! We also usually have some kind of fun going on for World Card Making Day (October 3 this year!) so again we invite you to COME PLAY WITH US!!!

If you have any problems please send a PM to "Swaps Albums" - this is the board name for a special mailbox that your swap team organizers (Sam, Penny, and Nancy) can access to answer any questions or issues that come up.

Come Play With Us!
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:30 PM
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Wow, great message SAM. Very helpful.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for posting Sam!! Maybe it would be good to copy this out on Facebook and see if PW would be willing to put it on the blog??
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Thank you Sam. I am new to the MB, and this was really helpful. Suzanne
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:31 PM
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Welcome Suzanne!!!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:02 PM
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Welcome Suzanne! Hope you'll jump in and join the activities; we are glad to have you join us!
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Suzanne! Glad you joined us. You'll have fun here with a wonderful group of people.
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Welcome, Suzanne! You joined at the perfect time, it seems! Pleas come play with us.
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Hi Suzanne- welcome! Glad you found us!
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Sam,,Thanks for the help, I needed that.
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