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luvmy5c
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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:49:46 AM
Just wanted to stop by say HI and see how many of my Betty's are still on here and interested in me hosing a Betty Swap!!! I have missed all of yall and our AMAZING swaps!

JoyNewYork
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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:37:00 PM
I'm here!!!! I'm officially a lurker. I would love a Betty Swap! You might want to start in on FB. Miss you too!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 9:53:12 PM
What ya thinking miss Marla? Valentine? Moms day? Spa day? I would love to be in!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:01:41 PM
I am still here and would love to do another Betty swap!!!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:03:07 PM
So out of curiosity what is a Betty swap?
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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:06:05 PM
I'd love another Betty swap too

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:29:35 PM
oh hell ya! Miss you Queen Betty!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:43:40 PM
I have no idea what a Betty swap is but anything that gets Becky that excited has to be good!!
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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:30:47 PM
LOL April! I've been on fb too long... I was hunting for the "like" button!

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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:32:15 PM
I have no idea what a Betty is either but always up for something new.
Shannon

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Posted: 1/23/2013 4:24:07 AM
What is a Betty swap? I might be interested!
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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:44:16 AM
Me!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:52:15 AM
I haven't participated yet, but I have watched all the fun. I may be interested in joining this round!

Shiloj
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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:57:58 AM
Oh my a Betty swap!! That's just what this Betty needs during this icky cold winter to help cheer me up!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:16:54 AM
What is a Betty Swap? By the looks of things it is fun. Please tell what it is!!!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:41:27 AM
I'm with a bunch of the others! I don't know what a Betty swap is, but I'm interested!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 11:21:06 AM
No one wants to tell us what a Betty swap is?
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Posted: 1/23/2013 12:32:13 PM
Rule #1 about the Betty Swaps, You don't talk about Betty Swaps.

LOL. It's a more detailed sister type swap, the one I participated in included recipes, it was a lot of fun. I don't want to try to give out a ton of details, ONLY because it's been almost two years, and I can't remember it all. LOL

Shiloj
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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:18:40 PM
Betty swaps are so fun! They are 3 or 4 part swaps (can't quite remember) that MS. Marla hosts.

Here is a link to one I had book marked. Down a bit in the thread is links to previous Betty swaps. And you can do gallery searches for "Betty swap" lots of people posted pics of all the fun.

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Posted: 1/23/2013 2:47:42 PM
Oooh this sounds fun!!!
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Posted: 1/23/2013 3:16:30 PM
This does sound like fun. If non-Betty's are allowed to join, I'd definitely be game.
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Posted: 1/23/2013 6:49:32 PM
Awe My Bettys's are still here

I was thinking a Spring Break Theme for Betty Swap 10! But it will have to be a quick/small one since Feb. is a shorter month and just a favorite things kinda swap. If most of you are still on the Betty Facebook I can host it there instead of here if y'all want. New peas as long as you are in good standing I will not mind letting you join as a New Betty


For those wanting to know what a Betty Swap is here is a sample of one of my Betty Swaps... You can also search the gallery for Betty Swaps to see some of the AWESOME packages my Betty's send and receive. Or you can join my Betty Swaps Facebook page to see the past swap themes and pictures.


BETTY SWAP 7 WINTER WONDERLAND!!

THEME: WINTER WONDERLAND - Pick one of your family favorite winter warm you from the inside out stew or soup recipe you would like to share with us. Like for mine I will be doing Chicken and Dumplings. It is always our favorite warm your chilled bones after a day in the cold soup. Now I know some of us make the same Winter soups and stews, so it will be first come first serve as to who gets to do the recipe.

REQUIREMENTS:

*All Bettys are REQUIRED to keep in contact with me and your Betty at least TWICE A WEEK. That means I need to see a post, email or pmail TWICE A WEEK. It only takes a minute to check in with me and your Betty. Each week will run from Monday to Monday.*

**EVERYTHING MUST BE NEW AND EVERYTHING MUST SHIP ON TIME!! So check your paydays and plan it out before you sign up. This swap will cost you around $50 if not more to do. But if you plan your weeks out this swap will only cost you a few dollars each week to do. PLANNING IS THE KEY TO THIS SWAP!!!**

***If you decide to drop, do so before partners go out. Once partners go out and you drop you are a FLAKER in my book and I will put that beside your name. If you FLAKE on me I WILL POST YOUR NAME AND PEA NAME for all to see!!***

PART ONE:

6X6 RECIPE CARD: Everyone will make ~??~ 6x6 recipe card - number made will depend on how many Bettys sign up. The recipe cards will be WINTER WONDERLAND THEMED and will be made with quality card stock and at least one Winter pattern paper plus at least 2 embellishments. Please make sure your cards are COMPLETE and you have followed the requirements before you send them to me.

SHIPPING: Your recipe cards must be POST MARKED by NOVEMBER 8 WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. Since I am always adding $$ to return the recipe cards, I have changed my shipping methods. When you send me the recipe cards you will include $4.90 CASH (no checks) for them to be returned to you. I will be paying for and printing the postage online from now on. This will save me lots of money and you too since the DC will be free. This is the way I did it for Betty 4, 5 & 6 and it worked out perfectly so I will be doing it again for Betty 7.

**EVERYONE has more than enough time to get these done BEFORE the POST MARK date! I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY EXCUSES OF WHY THEY ARE LATE. AND WILL SEND THEM BACK TO YOU IF THEY ARE NOT POST MARKED ON TIME. I CAN NOT STAND TO BE LATE BECAUSE OF OTHERS. AND AS A HOSTESS I WILL NOT MAKE THOSE THAT FOLLOWED THE RULES WAIT ON THOSE THAT CAN NOT. IF YOUR CARDS ARE LATE AND SENT BACK YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SWAP AND YOUR PARTNER WILL BE GIVEN A NEW BETTY IN YOUR PLACE!**

PART 2:

Your package must include the following items. If your package is missing any of the required items you will not be allowed to join any future Betty Swaps. I will be sending out a check list that you can use to check you package before you ship.

1. REINDEER GAME - You will have to include a very nice family game for your Betty and her family to play when it's too cold to go outside. Now keep in mind you will need to really know your Betty and her family in order to pick out a game the whole family can play and enjoy together.

2. WINTER COMFORT - You will need to find your Betty a nice scarf and hat set to keep her warm when she is out in the cold weather. This needs to be a nice set. I don't want to see any $1-$5 thin wannabe scarf and hat specials being sent to your Betty. There are a lot of stores that put very nice ones on sale like Old Navy & Aeropostal that would be perfect. I will post pictures of what I am talking about on the Betty FB page. You could also add the mittens and or socks if you want, but it is not required.

3. A WINTER/CHRISTMAS CD, CANDLE & BOOK – CD: Your favorite Winter/Christmas CD – New not used or burned. CANDLE: Winter/Christmas scent. Like Gold Canyon, Circle E, Yankee Candles the nice ones that last and can fill the whole house with a warm welcoming scent. BOOK: New not used, Send your Betty a book that she can curl up on the sofa and get lost in. You can also add a bookmark or book light if you want but it is not required.

4. WINTER/CHRISTMAS MOVIE – Send your all time favorite old or new Christmas movie or Winter movie to your Betty. Again this must be NEW not used or burned.

5. STOCKING - A cute Stocking filled with at least FIVE Winter goodies for your Betty. Nothing is better than a few sweets & goodies to give your Betty that extra burst of energy to bake her treats and get in the Winter/Christmas spirit. Be creative and send things you would want in your stocking.

Example:

Items can be...

1. Candy
2. warm socks
3. Christmas Magazine
4. Winter/Christmas scrapbook items
5. Mini Christmas/Winter cookbook
6. Cute piece of jewelry made or store bought
7. Warm PJs
8. Christmas Ornament
9. etc, etc, etc...

6. KIDS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS STORY For this part we will let our kid(s)s pick out thier favorite Christmas Book to send to our Betty's kid(s). Now I know not all of us have chrildren at home but you can ask them what their favorite book was and send that one or just send your favorite one from childhood. Also those that don't have children at home will still receive a childrens book. I have several that put out during Christmas and my adult friends will come over and pick it up and start reading it and remember the story from thier childhood.

SHIPPING: EVERYONE WILL SHIP AT THE SAME TIME, NO EARLY SENDING!!! POST MARK by DECEMBER 6TH with a DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER!!! In the past I have made sure everything fit into a large flat rate box. THIS TIME EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO FILL AT LEAST A 12x12x5 1/2 BOX, which is the same size as the Post Office Large Flat Rate Box that cost $14.50 (online postage w/DC) to ship. Now those that want to send more CAN USE A LARGER BOX, but keep in mind it will cost you more to ship! You may also use other companies for your shipping. I WILL STILL NEED AND REQUIRE A SHIPPING TRACKING NUMUBER OR DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER. AND DO NOT PRINT OUT YOUR SHIPPING LABEL THEN WAIT A DAY OR TWO TO SHIP. ALL PACKAGES MUST BE AT THE POST OFFICE BY DECEMBER 6TH!! AND YES I CAN TELL IF YOU PRINT THE LABEL AND DONT SHIP UNTIL LATER.

PART 3:

You will send your Betty a THANK YOU card. We all spend a lot of time and money on these packages and our Betty needs to know how much we love and appreciate her hard work on putting together a wonderful Betty Package for us. Your thank you will need to be sent out by Dec. 17th!! Don't forget the DC!!

*For those who will be sending more keep in mind that your Betty MAY OR MAY NOT send the same amount of extra items or spend the same amount money you did. Now for the most part most of the Bettys do go above and beyond because there is so much time to do so in this swap. But I do not want to receive emails about how you did this and your Betty didn't. It's all a gamble when we swap. Please be grateful for what you do receive. If your Betty sent you the required amount I will not say anything to them.*

**Once again I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY EXCUSE OF WHY YOU COULD NOT SHIP ON TIME OR WHY YOU COULD NOT SEND THE REQUIRED ITEMS. There is more than enough time to get all your items and then some to make this THE BEST BETTY SWAP OF ALL TIME!!**

***If you want to send your Betty scrapbook items DO NOT SEND her stuff from YOUR STASH OR OUTDATED ITEMS you no longer want. I have had more complaints than I care to think about on this one.***

If you have any more questions please contact me here on the thread, pea mail or by my email bettyswaps(at)sbcglobal(dot)net. Newbies are welcomed to join but if you signed up on 2peas this week you will need to wait for Betty 8. Now if you have someone to validate you or a swapping history I can look at then I will consider allowing you to join.

ONCE YOU SIGN UP I WILL NEED YOUR REAL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS SENT TO ME VIA PEA MAIL SO I CAN SEND OUT THE QUESTIONNAIRES.

I also have a Betty Swap Facebook account that you can join. I have been known to give out additional information and special treats during the Betty Swaps.
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I do accept new Betty's

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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:16:11 PM
I would love to do this. I always look at my wonderful Betty gifts from the past that make our kitchen and was just thinking of it. I can't say I swap often since the newest addition but I need to craft and buy
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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:28:35 PM
I'm SOOOOO excited!!! I Betty swappin'!!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 7:33:13 PM
Me too Miss Betty Becky!!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:12:11 PM
I would love to join! I'm not part of your facebook though. How do I sign up?

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Posted: 1/23/2013 8:14:27 PM
Oy....I feel so old! Some of the newer Peas don't know what a Betty swap is! It's the best swap ever!!!

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:51:42 PM
I would love to join, this sounds like so much fun. I'm never on Facebook, though, so I'd better download the app on all my devices. Lol
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Posted: 1/24/2013 7:37:02 AM
I would like to join. Please add me to the Betty Swap. This sounds so exciting.

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Posted: 1/24/2013 4:54:56 PM
This sounds like so much fun. If you are up for newbies, I really would like to join. I don't do facebook either,but I guess i can create one if I can.When will you give more information?

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Posted: 1/24/2013 9:31:39 PM
Oh, Queen Marla:

I have missed your Betty Swaps. Just this week I was looking through some recipes and was looking at all my recipe cards from the swaps and thinking about how much fun they were to do.

If you do a Betty swap count me in.

Vanessa

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Posted: 1/24/2013 9:38:20 PM
Sounds like fun. What would the due date be?
Shannon

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Posted: 1/24/2013 10:05:08 PM
I'm a newbie, but I might be interested depending on the decided theme!

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Posted: 1/25/2013 12:30:33 PM
how do i find your swap on facebook?

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Posted: 1/26/2013 4:24:00 PM

how do i find your swap on facebook?


Same here I searched Betty Swaps on Facebook and got a couple of different results, including a lady named Betty Swap...who I'm pretty sure isnt you.

Can you post a link please Marla? Thanks!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:58:27 AM
For those wanting to join the Betty Swaps this round will be hosted on my Betty Swaps Facebook page. You can find it by either looking it up by my email... bettyswaps(at)gmail(dot)com or Betty Swaps FB My picture is 2 Starbucks Cups

If you are new to 2peas as in you just signed up in the past few months you will need to have at least one swap completed on time at 2peas or show me a swapping history or have a Betty validate you. If you have not been in a swap join one or two so you will be ready to join when Betty Swap 11 is announced which will be a full large scale Betty Swap.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:41:09 PM
Yay!!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:39:17 PM
I am very interested in joining and just friend requested you on Facebook. This sounds like tons of fun.

Sara
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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:54:04 PM
This sounds like fun!! I'm in
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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:04:40 PM
Hi Marla!

I'm still here and was just thinking about the Betty swaps this afternoon. Imagine my surprise when I found this thread tonght

I am still usng the kitchen timer I received in the very first Betty swap, and I used the Christmas serving dish again this year that I received from an earlier holiday Betty swap.

Although I only participated in the first 4 or 5, they were the absolute BEST swaps ever!!!!!!!

I'm not on facebook, so I'll have to pass, but to everyone out there -

HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!

tbearspea (Cindy)

tbearspea
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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:04:48 PM
Hi Marla!

I'm still here and was just thinking about the Betty swaps this afternoon. Imagine my surprise when I found this thread tonght

I am still usng the kitchen timer I received in the very first Betty swap, and I used the Christmas serving dish again this year that I received from an earlier holiday Betty swap.

Although I only participated in the first 4 or 5, they were the absolute BEST swaps ever!!!!!!!

I'm not on facebook, so I'll have to pass, but to everyone out there -

HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!

tbearspea (Cindy)

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Posted: 3/7/2013 1:53:01 PM
Hi, this sounds like fun. I just put in a friend request on your Facebook, Betty Swaps.

Thanks,
Cathy Rader (crazy4cooking)
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