|Swap Coordinator:||supaflydesigns (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Themed Letters & Writing Photography|
|Number of people in swap:||25|
|Last day to signup/drop:||February 9, 2008|
|Date items must be sent by:||February 14, 2008|
|Number of swap partners:||5|
I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's day, but who doesn't like receiving Valentine's Day cards? If you'd like a guarantee that you'll receive 5 valentines this year, then you've come to the right place.
This swap is open to anyone from newbies to seasoned pros, and since it's all web-based, it's open to international swappers as well.
Using the Big Huge Labs (bighugelabs.com/flickr) Mosaic Maker (bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php), create one 4x4 mosaic (that's 16 pictures) of Valentine's Day related Flickr photos (you might search for images using these words: Valentine, pink, red, cupid, rose, chocolate, heart, love, etc...). Then:
MAKING YOUR MOSAIC:
Following the directions provided by Big Huge Labs, you can either upload your mosaic to your Flickr account, your blog/website or you can save your mosaic to your computer and just email it if you don't have a Flickr account or blog/website.
It's important to give credit to the people whose images you use in your mosaic. Fortunately the Mosaic Maker automatically includes the links when you upload your mosaic to Flickr or your blog/website. If you opt to make your 4x4 mosaic another way, be sure to supply your partners with links to the original images or the profiles of the people whose images you use.
CHOOSING YOUR IMAGES:
The mosaic you make should include Valentine's Day related Flickr images. Your images can be by the same person or several people, they just need to relate to Valentine's Day in some way. Make sure you have 16 images that you really like and want to share with others.
Send your link/mosaic with a personal message -- that means in order to receive a heart, you should send five separate emails rather than one group email. Greet your partner by name and wish them a Happy Valentine's Day!
FAMOUS LAST WORDS:
The image above is an example of a 4x4 mosaic of Flickr images that I created using the Mosaic Maker. To see how the mosaic looks when it's finished, click here. If I were going to use this mosaic in my swap, I would email this link or this link to my partners.
This may seem daunting, but it's really not -- I'm just trying to be thorough. Have fun, and holler if you need help -- I'll try to respond as quickly as possible.
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