Yay! Partner assignments for the Lilypad Letters swap for August! I tried to pair based on first choice for theme ... and making sure everyone had a different/new partner to swap with! Friendship/Internet Friends/Girlfriends Day (Aug 1st) @jenn mccabe and @BevG @Becca Bonneville and @EHStudios @Kat and @Sokee @ArmyGrl and @KatrinaHunt13 @Justagirl and @Lena Gardner Into the Garden @jenn mccabe and @michele hillam @Rikki and @Sokee @Tanyia and @lmccandless @KatrinaHunt13 and @Carol K. @melidy and @Karen Summer Vacation/Staycation @Becca Bonneville and @michele hillam @EHStudios and @Kat @Tanyia and @Carol K. @melidy and @scarletsierra Please remember: send a full trading card sized/9 pocket page protector with each pocket filled (& include a letter) to your partner. See my Pinterest Board for ideas regarding what you should be sending. The original post with full details is HERE. Some helpful hints/tips to get started: PM your partner to get your swap going. From there you can exchange emails or continue to exchange info via the PM/Conversation feature through the Lilypad site. Only share your personal info/address via PM/email. Follow your assigned theme. Regardless of what theme you signed up for, you can ask a few basic questions to find out what your partner likes. For example: flavors they like or don’t like or favorite colors. Anything they are obsessed with. It’s up to you. But sometimes this helps if you are sending little things like tea, etc. Be mindful of how much bulk/stuff you add. You can stuff to your heart’s content, but the bulk will add to the cost of shipping. Perhaps you and your partner can discuss if you prefer to “stuff” or go lighter/thinner? You have until the end of the month to get your letter in the mail to your partner. Please remember to take a photo before you send your letter out, but wait until you hear back from your partner (that they received it) to post the photo so you don’t spoil their Happy Mail surprise! Remember to use at least 75% TLP if using digi supplies. When you receive your letter, PM/email your partner to confirm you received it. Share what you made for AUGUST here in this thread (and in the gallery) so we can oooh and ahhhh over your creations! ***Please feel free to suggest a few theme ideas for September's swap. Nom, Nom, Nom was tied for 3rd for July so that will automatically be a Sept. theme choice. We'll vote mid month and then sign ups for Sept will come near the end of Aug.