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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! on: April 25, 2014 09:31:16 AM
LVSR19 Gallery!


original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432967.0#axzz2zureiMV1






Mountains and Clouds' Group:

Smeddley < > Koalascout

LindyV321 < > PhoenixFireDesigns

CraftADDchick < > FruityLoops

Wildfyre < > griminspirations

Inselaeffchen < > hlillie

Ptarmic Wumpus < >Rockingbearranch

Alexampersandra< >Ludi




sent LV
LV received
late w/ communication
CONTACT ORGANIZERS IMMEDIATELY
feedback given
2  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Little Visitor Swap Round 19 CLOSED (SU: 4/18/14-4/25/14, SO: 5/2/14, and 9/29/14) on: April 18, 2014 09:57:39 PM
We're back for Round 19!!

GALLERY!! : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433096.msg5188669#msg5188669


This is a LONG swap. This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions. Please understand that I don't want anyone to go MIA, so you are required to check in and post in this thread once a week for the entire swap. (I will help out by posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving!)
I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., I may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!







Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 19
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mountains and Clouds
Co-Organizer: Wildfyre
Sign-up date range: April 18-25 (or until full)
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Friday, May 2, 2014
Send Visitor Back Home: Monday, September 29, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
Round 10: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305650.0
Round 10 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

Round 11: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324176.msg3741893#msg3741893
Round 11 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324859.msg3750728#msg3750728

Round 12: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346817.0
Round 12 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203

Round 13: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369131.0
Round 13 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0

Round 14: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382304.0
Round 14 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532601#msg4532601

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 2nd, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT. Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contract is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV visit is over.

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzzHcTlycpcMWnU2STVfUlhkZVE/edit ( created by Phoenixfiredesigns, thank you!)

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery at LEAST ONCE A WEEK the swap organizers will be checking this. If you are going to be away please let us AND your partner know. Failure to check in will be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community. Of course, the more places they visit, the better! And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor. Many people like to create a blog for their little visitor!

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area! In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like. Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by September 29, 2014. I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many holiday excursions as possible! If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.


To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by May 2, 2014.
* Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights! Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by September 29, 2014.
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.



Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let me know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Ill know that youll get notification of anything I post here.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 19- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* If you would like to sign up with a partner, both people must submit a questionnaire. You WILL NOT be guaranteed a spot until both questionnaires have been received.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 19
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Name of LV:
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST/pinterest?
Blog?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)

Are you signing up with a partner?
If so, who?


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

---



Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

____


List of Participants:

1. Mountains and Clouds - Hawai'i, USA
2. Wildfyre - Alaska, USA
3. Smeddley - Kansas, USA
4. PhoenixFireDesigns - Florida, USA
5. CraftADDchick - Massachusetts, USA
6. Alexampersandra - Virginia, USA
7. JillHogan - Massachusetts, USA
8. waterbaby - California, USA
9. ptarmic wumpus - Maryland, USA
10. Inselaeffchen - Edinburgh, Scotland
11. Rockingbearranch - Texas, USA
12. Koalascout - Georgia, USA
13. FruityLoops - Glouchester, UK
14. KittyHerman - California, USA
15. Zigg13pra - Texas, USA
16. Ludi - Texas, USA
17. LindyV321 - Arizona, USA
18. crazyda79 - California, USA
19. Artsycandice - Oregon, USA
20. hlillie - Utah, USA
21. Griminspirations - New York, USA
22. Ratfinkz - Stowmarket, England
23. Gala_apples -Manitoba, Canada
24. Whistley - Utah, USA
25. WitchyPuOnline - California, USA
26. Mbellish - Texas, USA




Partners:


Mountains and Clouds's Group:

Smeddley < > Koalascout

LindyV321 < > PhoenixFireDesigns

CraftADDchick < > FruityLoops

Wildfyre < > griminspirations

Inselaeffchen < > hlillie

Ptarmic Wumpus < > Rockingbearranch

Alexampersandra < > Ludi


Wildfyre's Group:

Zigg13pra < > crazyda79

JillHogan < > Artsycandice

Waterbaby < > Ratfinkz

KittyHerman < > gala_apples

Mbellish < > WitchyPuOnline

Mountains and clouds < > Whistley
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Watch for the next Little Visitor Swap!! on: April 05, 2014 10:03:58 PM
Hi everyone!

Just letting you know that as we are finishing up round 18 of the Little Visitor Swap, Round 19 is right around the corner!

We're looking to post sign-ups sometime in mid-April, so keep on the lookout if you want to participate!





(In case you want to know more, the last swap thread is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428417.0#axzz2y4w2hlX3 )
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 96 ENTRIES / Vriksasana (Tree Pose) Painting on: March 10, 2014 01:55:40 PM
I sent this painting to dharma_rebel in the Make-A-Friend swap this past summer.

I wasn't proud of any pictures I took of it (plus I never had time), so it never got its own thread.

(I believe it's acrylic, but I also went through a brief return-to-oil phase last summer, so there's a slight chance.  I really don't remember and can't tell from my photo!)



Thanks for looking!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mini Circus Scene on: February 14, 2014 02:08:48 PM
I have lately been inspired by all the great shrines here on Craftster, and have decided to try a little bit on my own.

I made this little shadowbox to send to my wonderful penpal who I have neglected because I've been crazy busy. (And who I met here on Craftster in a PenPal swap!)  I wanted to send a little more than a howdy, but not so much that the international postage would kill me : )





I painted a little paper mache box lid, drew the ringmaster and elephant and then decorated the outside with little rhinestones and buttons.





It's simple, but I like how it turned out : )


6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Ugly Christmas Sweaters! on: December 07, 2013 08:26:42 PM
I love when I find ugly Christmas sweaters.  They totally get me in the holiday spirit!

So, I decided to make some ugly sweaters for some of my Blythe dolls this season.






I had some felt and lots of sequins, so I just went for it and figured out a simple pattern with a snap in the back.  Since it's still warm here, I kept them short sleeved : )  I think the girls like them.






Thanks for looking!

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Little Visitor Swap Round 18 - GALLERY! on: October 28, 2013 09:07:04 AM
Here's our gallery for Little Visitor Swap Round 18 (November 2013- February 2014)!

Remember to check in at least once a week throughout the swap!  I will be helping out by posting a weekly question or challenge.

Have fun!


Original thread: 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428417.0#axzz2j27ld5hd



Mountains and Clouds' group:

Averia -- Ewulotta
PhoenixFireDesigns -- Wildfyre
kansas96- zigg13pra
DeadBathDucky-- IzzyBee



sent LV
LV received
late w/ communication
CONTACT ORGANIZERS IMMEDIATELY
feedback given
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Little Visitor Swap Round 18 CLOSED (SU: 10/20-10/25; SO 10/29, and 3/15/14) on: October 20, 2013 04:45:56 PM
Here's the gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428625.0#axzz2jGyQbDwK


This is a LONG swap.  This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions. Please understand that I don't want anyone to go MIA, so you are required to check in and post in this thread once a week for the entire swap. (I will help out by posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving!)
I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap!





Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 18
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mountains and Clouds
Co-Organizer: Wildfyre
Sign-up date range: October 20-25
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Send Visitor Back Home: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people?: 18
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
Round 10: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305650.0
Round 10 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

Round 11: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324176.msg3741893#msg3741893
Round 11 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324859.msg3750728#msg3750728

Round 12: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346817.0
Round 12 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203

Round 13: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369131.0
Round 13 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0

Round 14: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382304.0
Round 14 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532601#msg4532601

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by October 29th, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT. Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contract is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV visit is over.

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzzHcTlycpcMWnU2STVfUlhkZVE/edit ( created by Phoenixfiredesigns, thank you!)

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery at LEAST ONCE A WEEK the swap organizers will be checking this. If you are going to be away please let us AND your partner know. Failure to check in will be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community. Of course, the more places they visit, the better! And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor.  Many people like to create a blog for their little visitor!

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area! In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like. Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by March 1, 2014. I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LV's as many holiday excursions as possible! If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.


To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by October 29, 2013.
* Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights! Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by March 1, 2014.
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply DC# or receipt EVERY time you post something.



Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let me know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.

THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Ill know that youll get notification of anything I post here.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 18- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* If you would like to sign up with a partner, both people must submit a questionnaire. You WILL NOT be added to list until both questionnaires have been received.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 18
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 16 year of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Name of LV:
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST/pinterest?
Blog?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)

Are you signing up with a partner?
If so, who?


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

---



Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

____


List of Participants:

1. Mountains and Clouds
2. Wildfyre
3. Deadbathducky
4. IzzyBee
5. Blupaisan
6. Alexampersandra
7. Averia
8. Ewulotta
9. Smeddley
10. PhoenixFireDesigns
11. Ratfinkz
12. Kansas96
13. Inselaeffchen
14. Renstar
15. Mini_mum
16. Zigg13pra



PARTNERS:

Mountains and Clouds' Group
Averia -- Ewulotta
PhoenixFireDesigns -- Wildfyre
Kansas96 -- Zigg13pra
DeadBathDucky -- IzzyBee


Wildfyre's Group
Smeddley -- Inselaeffchen
Alexampersandra -- Blupaisan
Mini_mum -- Renstar
Ratfinkz -- Mountains and Clouds
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hand-Painted Eye Chips for Blythe on: June 14, 2013 03:30:09 PM
I recently got really into hand-painting eye chips for Blythe!



(I think I like the cat eyes the best, even though they're a little creepy.)

I was in the recent IYP swap with LesliesHappyHeart, and decided to experiment a lot with some chips so I could send her a unique assortment (or so I'd hoped) of iris choices for her Blythe dolls!

Here are just a few examples:










I layered glitter on some of them, just to see what would happen!





I think my dolls are happy to not have the icky orange and pink stock eyes anymore!





Aloha, and Thanks for looking!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Oh! How I've missed oil paint! on: June 11, 2013 09:17:47 PM
Apologies for a not very exciting post or piece, but I just wanted to share my happiness because I've had a chance to dig out my oil paints for the first time in several years! (Oh my gosh, how have I let it go this long?)

So I'm out of practice, and just though I'd enjoy playing with them again.  The weather has been a little bit grey today, and I limited myself to blue and a tiny bit of burnt umber (and white, of course).  The funniest part was I didn't even get to brushes. I just pushed it around with my palette knife and was satisfied for now.

Two things I've missed: the smell, and the ability to keep pushing it around the canvas.  Yay!

"House on the Sea" (sorry for the icky phone pic):
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