My bubble has been burst. I was so happy to find places to swap. I have encountered some very rude and unfriendly people on Split Coast Stampers website. I have tried to join a few groups and get no reply. I have also joined one and then found out I was not eligible to join a swap because I was a “newbie”. However, the hostess of the swap has been very gracious and helpful in trying to help me find my way on this site. I have found a few other sites that seem to be friendlier but they still have strict rules about being rated before you can swap. If you are not allowed to swap, then how, on earth can you can get rated. I was under the impression that everyone had to be new at one point or another. No, I will not die if I cannot do a swap. I thought it would be really fun to create and get something traded and compare the different techniques of how things are done. But most of all I was looking forward to sharing and bonding with other crafters and artist. I think that is all I have to say on this subject, except I am sad, but I will get over it as this too shall pass. Thanks for listening to me and hope to see you again soon…..