ORIGINAL BETTY SWAP IS BACK!!!
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Posted: 9/21/2009 6:53:13 PM
So who's ready for the ORIGINAL BETTY SWAP to come back? So which would MY BETTYS perfer quick Thanksgiving or a little more time for a Christmas BETTY SWAP?

I will be working out the details tonight so check back tomorrow!


Marla ~ Queen Betty
The next Betty SwapResults
Thanksgiving
Christmas

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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:06:53 PM
ohhhh I can't wait! I vote for christmas.

Alicia



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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:24:01 PM
Welcome back Marla!

I missed this swap and am excited that you are back to host it, wait till I tell Missy!

Joni

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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:39:24 PM
I wasn't sure you were coming back!!!! Count me in!!!


No really, Sweet Pete is my nickname.



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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:50:18 PM
Marla - we've missed you so.

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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:54:39 PM
Thanks for the welcome backs, and I'm really glad to be back! I can't wait to start chatting and swapping with all my Bettys again.


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/21/2009 9:55:03 PM
Hi Marla! Welcome back!

A Christmas Betty Swap sounds great.

I'm in!

tbearspea

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Posted: 9/21/2009 11:42:13 PM
Thanks for coming back, my friend. I am in for Christmas.


Melissa

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Posted: 9/22/2009 9:49:06 AM
Okay Betty's from the poll it looks like we will be doing a CHRISTMAS BETTY SWAP for round 5! I"m going to work out the details and get a new thread up and open for sign-ups asap!

And yes Kelley I will have to add OFFICAL to the title!


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/22/2009 11:17:05 AM
I say you should say "Original Creator of Betty Swap"


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Posted: 9/22/2009 11:21:01 AM
I am so lost what is a betty Swap?


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Posted: 9/22/2009 11:41:12 AM
A Betty Swap is one of the best swaps around!


Here are a few links to the past Betty Swaps...

Betty Swap 1

Betty Swap 2

Betty Swap 3

Betty Swap 4

Basic info...

It is a kitchen/cooking swap. You make a 6x6 recipe card for each Betty. Then you have a list of items you have to get and fill a flat rate box with. They are a lot of fun and fill up fast but it is also a high $$$ swap. If you have any questions please let me know and I will answer them as soon as I can.


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/22/2009 3:14:39 PM
Are you letting new peas join (that weren't in your original groups)?


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 9/22/2009 7:12:43 PM
Marla
Happy Birthday
Hope your day was wonderful!!!!!!!


Melissa

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Posted: 9/22/2009 8:20:29 PM
Marla,
I've never actually taken part in one of your Betty swaps so i think I'm going to join in! I had fun borrowing your idea and hosting my own on the other board (which now sucks, so i'm back lol).
Yay for Christmas!
Kim



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Posted: 9/22/2009 10:54:07 PM
I will be stalking the Swap boards watching for you to post the actual swap! I would love to join too!



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Posted: 9/23/2009 6:25:40 AM
Welcome back Marla,

You have been missed!!!!



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Posted: 9/23/2009 4:20:06 PM
This will be alot of fun... can't wait.. Bonnie









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Posted: 9/23/2009 4:36:11 PM
Welcome Back Marla! Happy Birthday! Glad you are bringing the Betty Swap back! You know that I'm in!!!



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Posted: 9/23/2009 5:01:15 PM
Okay Bettys I looked at my calendar and have the basic info ready for y'all.

Sign ups will start on Oct. 12th, on a new thread.
If we go over 15 peas then I will start making groups.

Partners will be swapped on Oct. 19th.
I pick partners by drawing names.

Recipe cards mailed by Nov. 9th with DC#

Recipe cards mailed back Nov. 16th
I will post DC# when they are mailed.

Betty Boxes mailed out on Dec. 9th.
This way we will have plenty of time to beat the christmas rush and all Bettys will have their box by Christmas.

I'm going to hold off on giving the Theme and details away until I actually open the swap for sign ups. I don't want someone taking the idea and hosting it as there own before I can post it.


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/23/2009 5:14:41 PM
Newbies -

I have no problems letting you join our family of Bettys. As long as you did not join 2peas within the last few days or already have a history of being late or flaking. This is a high dollar swap and it adds up quickly. Go check out past Betty packages here on 2 peas or on my blog. Bettys have a very high standard on what they send and expect to receive in exchange. And most of my Betty are very giving and put together AWESOME packages. So if you really want to be a Betty make sure you plan your paydays and be willing to go above and beyond any swap you have ever done before. I accept nothing but the best, so if this is something you can't do then don't join. And I do not accept excuses for any reason.


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/23/2009 5:16:41 PM
Thank you...Melissa, Kelley and Stephanie for the birthday wishes!


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/24/2009 7:09:15 PM
I have looked at you blog and the past swap guild lines. I would love to be apart of this. I will watch for the sign up post.
Cathy



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Posted: 9/24/2009 8:32:42 PM
"This is a high dollar swap and it adds up quickly. Go check out past Betty packages here on 2 peas or on my blog. Bettys have a very high standard on what they send and expect to receive in exchange....... if you really want to be a Betty make sure you plan your paydays......."

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I've been a Betty in the past. I will be signing up for this one when it is posted.

In previous swaps, I sent nice packages, and received nice packages in return.

Please understand what Marla is telling you.

You will spend between $45.00 and $60.00 dollars doing this swap.

Please plan your budget accordingly.

Look for sales, use coupons, be a savvy shopper!

I'm not trying to scare anyone away, I just want you to understand that the Betty Swap will set you back some bucks. You will have lots of fun putting your package together, and you will be thoroughly delighted when yours is delvered to you!

tbearspea

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Posted: 9/24/2009 8:40:53 PM
Doing the Betty Dance, doing the betty dance!!! I'm so excited! Welcome Back Marla.

Commenting on what tbearspea posted: Marla sets a minimum spending limit as well as other detailed guidelines for her Betty Swap. Regarding the spending limit, you can stick with the minimum and put together a really nice package for someone, however there are a few of us who go above and beyone that minimum and I think that is what tbears is talking about. If you want to participate and the minimum spending limit is $30 and you don't want to go over that $30, then don't. You can put together a really nice box of goodies for your partner for $30 and stick to the guidelines, no biggie. But if you want to spend more, then go right ahead and spend more (and as Marla will tell you, just don't expect that your parter is going to do the same). So don't be scared away, its one of the best swaps 2peas has, and Marla is an amazing hostess, she sets guidelines, sticks to them and does her best to make sure everyone is happy in the end.

Doing the Betty Dance, Doing the Betty Dance.

R.


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Posted: 9/24/2009 8:45:43 PM
alright marla , hope you and the kiddos had a great summer, so much to do with kids, wish i still had some of mine home and little, (yeah i love little kids)
i vote for christmas but whatever is good , missed ya girl
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Posted: 9/24/2009 9:32:45 PM
STOP THE PRESSES! I am in! I have not even read the swap thread in MONTHS... dont know why I checked 2nite but it must be divine intervention!
I repeat, I am IN! Dont care what the hell the theme is!
<3 the Original Betty's!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Posted: 9/24/2009 10:17:49 PM
Just wanted to explain where I got the suggested $45.00 figure from:

You may have $30.00 worth of goodies for your Betty partner's package, however, you must remember to add in the cost of shipping/mailing, of about $12.95 or so, bringing the total up to about $45.00.

Sorry Marla, if I am out of line, I didn't mean to step on your toes. I just wanted the new swappers to be aware of the monetary committment the Betty Swap involves.

You are by far, the BEST hostess on this entire board, and the Betty Swap is awesome!

I can't wait to sign up!

tbearspea

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Posted: 9/24/2009 10:57:12 PM
Tbearspea & Rhonda - No y'all are not out of line, y'all are 100% correct! I will set a spending min. that DOES NOT include the shipping. I require everyone use a flat rate box from the post office they are free and can be delivered to your house. This way EVERYONE will receive the same size box.

AGAIN THIS IS A HIGH DOLLAR SWAP MOST BETTYS SPEND $50-80 AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SHIPPING COST!! So everyone has plenty of time to check paydays to see if this is something you can do. And there will be more than enough time for everyone to put together an AWESOME PACKAGE.

Kelley - you are also 100% correct. If you are late or flake I will hunt you down, post your name, and use every means I have to find you and make you follow through. I don't play around, so if you can't follow my rules don't sign up. I don't want to scare anyone off I'm just very protective over my Betty's and I will not let anyone tarnish MY BETTY SWAP!

Okay I have to go get my thyroid blood work done and a flu shot (OUCH!!) in the morning so I better get in bed. I am really excited to host round 5 of the Betty Swap and I have a feeling this is going to be the best one so far!


Marla ~ Queen Betty

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Posted: 9/25/2009 8:25:26 AM
Well said girls! This is a wonderful swap! I have participated in all the Betty Swaps except for the very first one, only because I was a newbie and didn't know about it! They are wonderful swaps and Marla is a fabulous hostess! Can't wait to see all the Betty's together again!




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Posted: 9/25/2009 2:29:57 PM
I'm with Kelleylo on this one - I can't wait to be a Betty Virgin too!!! I have participated in another Betty-like swap and it was very fun. I can't wait to see what I get back on it...

But this being the Original... nothing ever beats an original...


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 9/25/2009 4:45:16 PM
I'm in too!! I can't wait! adriansmom has filled me in and i'm in, i'm in, i'm in, i'm in!!!!!!!! oh, did I mention, i'm in!!! he he!!

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Posted: 9/27/2009 4:16:08 PM
lol Kelley, I think you have about two more weeks to wait.

I'm excited to, but also a bit scared with all the flaking going on lately
I really hope nobody flakes.

Alicia



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Posted: 9/27/2009 4:36:27 PM
Doing the Betty Dance!!! I love the Bettys, been once since day one, and glad of it. For those Betty Virgins, you are going to have a blast, this is by far one of the best swaps around and Marla is class A when it comes to being a hostess.

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Posted: 9/27/2009 6:58:57 PM
I know, she is an awesome hostess! I have done 3 of them and have had a blast, but there just seems to be more and more flaking going on and this swap is an expensive one. I just hope people realize it.

I love your oath!



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Posted: 9/27/2009 8:46:37 PM
Love your oath Kelley! LMAO! That is great!!!



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Posted: 9/28/2009 1:35:46 PM
Good afternoon Bettys!

I know several of you have concerns over flakers. I for one DO NOT tolerate flaking of any kind. I hate that there are a few BAD PEAS on the boards spoiling the pot for many good and great peas.

I know there are a lot of new peas or Virgin Bettys (as it has now been coined...lol) that are interested in joining. I have no problems letting you join but know I will keep a very close eye on you and if you miss a check in I will remove you with no questions asked. I request and expect 100% contact through the whole swap NO EXCEPTIONS!!! And yes I am one of those Peas that will put your name in the title and call you out until you do what you commited to do.

And since I have been gone over the summer if you see a pea sign up that has flaked or has been late please let me know. I take in account what others have seen and I have missed.


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Posted: 9/28/2009 1:59:01 PM
Angela - Sorry the WANNA BE BETTY SWAP doesn't seem to be working out for you.


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Posted: 9/28/2009 8:10:59 PM
Just popping in and telling all of you who have not done a Betty swap - go for it, they are so fun! I agree with everyone who says they are not "cheap", so be aware of that going into the swap. I will be sitting this one out partly due to time constraints and the cost. Have fun ladies, I am envious!


Roxie

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Posted: 9/29/2009 10:18:48 AM
I know what you mean about the flaking... I just angeled in (again) but this one for a whimsy jar. Mind you the DD is Thursday. ugh... I just don't understand it.

I'm very excited about the Betty swap...I'm already putting ideas together and lookin for "stuff". Can't wait to see the REAL post I'm with Kelleylo. "open, open, open..." lol


My husband said it was him or scrapbooking... so I took pictures of him packing and made the cutest page ever!

I got a pile of scrapbook supplies for my husband. It was the best trade I ever made!

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Posted: 9/29/2009 11:05:15 AM
Y'all are so funny...lol! Not much longer and it will open.


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