Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summertime Mix CD swap

Summertime: Hot Mix 2

I missed round one, but I participated in Goodnight Little Spoon's Mix Share Swap Vol. 2.

Summertime: Hot Mix 3

It was great fun making mix CDs, and of course great fun making the packaging. The theme, of course, was summertime and heat. Most of the songs fit it, but not all. Maybe it was just a "feel."

Summertime: Hot Mix 1

I cheated a bit, I suppose, and used a CD packaging kit: Chronicle Books' vintage vinyl, which is of course long since out of stock.


The mix, as in the music, is the same on both CDs. I always jam-pack mix CDs with as many minutes as will possibly fit on them. It's like a weird compulsion to get as much mileage as possible out of a disc.

Summertime: Hot Mix 5

I got my names later than I was supposed to, but I managed to get my mixes out right on time nonetheless, despite houseguests and an upcoming vacation.

Summertime: Hot Mix 6

Which makes me all the more piffled that I haven't received either one of the two CDs that I was supposed to get in return... the send deadline was theoretically July 9, so even things sent from faraway countries should theoretically have arrived by now, if they had been sent on time. *sigh*

Summertime: Hot Mix 7

Oh well. I know, when I do a swap, that there is a significant chance I won't receive anything in return, and I do it for the fun of it. And now, if a CD arrives (I won't even delude myself into thinking I'll actually receive BOTH of them), it will be like a little surprise gift.


  1. I was on the swap too. I got one of the CDs so far and I know that one of mine has arrived too, don't know about the other. Yours look amazing!

  2. Thanks, Pandacola! How nice that one of your recipients let you know your CD has arrived (no one has responded to mine) and that you've received at least one. Hope it was awesome!

  3. I received one so far -- Tom and I are waiting (impatiently) for the other 3 to arrive, as he participated too. But we were both about a week late in sending ours out.

    And you've reminded me to send a thank-you to the one I did receive. Your mixes look fun... Aretha, Joni, Ella, the Andrew Sisters -- lovely!

  4. Hey Carrie - sorry you're waiting for most of your CDs, too. Blah. But it's oh so nice to send thank-yous, they are always appreciated. Thanks for the compliment on my mix! I always have so much fun making them...

  5. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive as well. I think perhaps lots of people were late sending them, Im hoping that's the case anyway. Your mixes look fab :D

  6. Oh those are pretty :D love the vinyl theme you used :)
    Sorry to hear the ones you supposed to get are not there yet

  7. How fun! Missive Maven you 'ought to have a fun cd swap on here.
    I would love to join it.
    I have been on swap bot before but I got so busy that I didn't have the time to continue. And also part of it was too many swaps not being received in return or they were too junky. It was fun for awhile.
    Cool covers and I love the pink writings on the front of each cd.
    Brilliant! Stephanie R.

  8. Stephanie - I'm flattered you'd be interested, but I won't be coordinating any swaps that aren't on swap-bot. I tend to feel that privately coordinated swaps have an even higher flake factor - at least on swap-bot, one is governed by the rating process. But, all things considered, coordinating a swap without the benefit of the swap-bot database/software is a ton of work! I admire Bianca of Goodnight Little Spoon that she does it as such a labor of love, because I know she puts a TON of time and effort into it. I'll keep my swaps to swap-bot, but I'd encourage you to follow her blog for its own sake - she's one hell of a fine blogger, and perhaps she'll do a mix CD swap again next year.