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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Football Swap on: July 19, 2015 05:38:12 AM
It's almost football season. Is anyone interested in a swap? I can organize.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Tiny Stuffies on: July 03, 2015 05:45:40 PM
I made a Queen of Hearts stuffie for the OTT stuffie swap. She's 4 inches tall. I used the Tim Burton version for her.


My husband has had several gallbladder attacks so they are removing it. I made him a 5 inch gallbladder with gallstones.
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Blythe Swap on: January 05, 2015 06:38:37 PM
Would anyone be interested in a Blythe swap? I have a new girl arriving soon.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Secret Santa Gallery on: December 13, 2014 09:37:55 AM
Let's see all the awesome gifts!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Secret Santa 2014 SU Until 10/29 Send Date 12/5 on: October 20, 2014 06:10:50 AM
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Thanks to tcmatteson, jezebel_1982 and BigBangMomma we've used a lot of your previous Questionnaire and information



Swap name: Secret Santa Swap 2014
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: whatthepuck
Co-organizer: brandyk
Sign-up date range: Oct. 20-29
Date to send item by:
International shipping: Nov. 25-Dec 2
In country Dec. 2-8.
Please DO NOT ship before these dates
        
Date to open package on: December 13-14

Limited to a certain number of people? 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO


Age requirement? 18 and over, please
As this swap is time sensitive, we will not accept first-time swappers, or people that get consistent late sender feedback

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 month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 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 18 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
This is a SECRET Santa swap!
Your partner will not know who you are until they open your package! In turn, you will not know who will be sending to you.
You will receive your partner's info, and you will stalk them!  You must NOT contact your partner and let them know who you are! (go through your group leader if you have a question that must be answered!).


Please understand if you agree to ship outside your country, you will have a few less days of crafting time. This is to help ensure the packages arrive on or before Open Party Weekend. Please no early senders! We don't want someone to have their package arrive weeks before Party Day. The wait to open would be pure torture! The shipping dates will be listed above. We know during the holidays lots of people travel. If you can't ship within these dates please contact your group leader to work something  out.


This is a small swap to ease time and money constraints around the holidays. You will craft 4 points. 2 mediums. 2 mediums and 2 small. 1 large and 1 small. Please do not do 4 smalls. We would like for your partner to have at least a medium item to open. Item should be based off of your partners questionnaire, Pinterest,  and what else you find while stalking them. Extras are allowed, however, keep in mind you may not receive as much as you send. There is a limit of 3 extras since extras can't be discussed with your partner.


Your crafted item MUST be wrapped so that if  your partner chooses to open their box, they can place their gifts under their tree, or display as they chose to. (Extras do not have to be wrapped.) Please don't forget to include a sealed note so that when your partner opens their gifts, they will know who to thank for their gift. Inside the note please do not forget to include your Craftster name.

You may post pictures of your wrapped present as you receive, if you wish. This is not required. Try to post pictures as  quickly as possible during Opening Party Weekend. If you are unable to post pictures that weekend, please let your group leader know ahead of time that you will be posting late, and post as soon as you can.  
If you are busy/out of town this weekend, you won't receive negative comments for posting pictures a day or two late as long as your group leader knows you will be posting late.  


Sizes
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours


By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less


Everyone MUST have a pinterest or Etsy favorites with at least 25 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craft-able (not all furniture, electronics, books, etc!!) The organizers will be checking to be sure you have fulfilled this before you are added to the swap.

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for your secret partner that you can. Take your time in filling out the questionnaire. Please take several days to think of a full comprehensive list for your partner because your partner will not be able to ask you questions, so make sure you give lots of info.

NOW THE TWIST!
The kicker to this swap is that you must WAIT to open your package! Put it under your tree or have your SO or roommate hide it from you. Well have a party of opening and posting our gifts on the weekend of the 13-14th of December.

If you are in the United States, you must get a DC# for your package. Outside the United states you must be able to send a scan or picture of the receipt. The other requirement is that you need to write Secret Santa Swap Party somewhere on the package! This way no one gets accidentally confused and open up their present early!

You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to the person in charge of your group and NOT to the person you're crafting for!

Communication requirement: we expect everyone to post at least once a week on the thread or send a message to your group leader. If you havent posted in a week, we will PM you. If you dont respond to the PM within a week of that, you will have poor communication in your feedback. If youre going on vacation, or you know that you wont have internet access for a while, let us know! We want this swap to go as smoothly and as fun as it can. We also understand that there are some more quiet people who only like to read. For your post just give an update. Still researching my partner at this time is an acceptable post (or whatever your status might be at the
time). Please only sign-up if you know that you can follow through to the end! We don't want flakers! Communications is very important for this.

(Thanks to tcmatteson, jezebel_1982, and bigbandmomma we've used a lot of your previous Questionnaire and information)

If you want to participate, fill out the information below and send to BOTH whatthepuck AND brandyK:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Secret Santa Swap 2014
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country as it would be written on the envelope:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18  years old (yes/no)


List any/all below that can help your partner. You must list at least ONE:
Pinterest:
Etsy Favorites:

Please list any aversions or allergies (smoke, pets, etc.):
Please list allergens found within your home:

What holiday(s) in December does your household celebrate:
Are you willing to craft for someone who doesnt celebrate the same holiday as yourself?
Do you want to receive holiday related/decorated stuff or not?
Is there any Holiday items you do not wish to receive?
Would you like to receive candy if your partner sends candy as an extra?
If so, is there any candy you do or do not want to receive?

List your top 5 or more wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them! Please have a good vaiety of large, medium and small. (Feel free to add more than 5.)

items.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

What type of crafts do you do:
What type of crafts do you enjoy doing:
What type of crafts are you learning and want more practice on:
Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) that you don't do:
Any crafts  you really aren't into:

Favorites- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:
Animal:
Movie:
TV Show:
TV Show Actors/Characters
Book/Character/Author/Genre:
Candy/Snacks:
Cartoon Character:
Anything else you love?

Dislikes- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:
Candy/Snacks:
Anything else you dont like?

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

Jewelry (do you wear?):
     earrings?
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     metals you prefer (gold, silver, copper, brass)?
    
Would you like clothes made for you? If you don't feel comfortable with any of these measurments you can leave them blank.
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Are there any other places a partner can stalk you? A blog? Tumbler?.....
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hockey Swap on: August 29, 2014 08:24:36 AM
We're getting close to October and the new season. Would anyone be interested in a hockey swap? I'm thinking something small-ish, but open to whatever.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Dec. Birthday Swap (with Nov. birthdays too?) on: November 08, 2013 04:50:05 AM
Is there enough interest in a Dec. Birthday swap? Maybe make it a Nov/Dec swap? Us December babies get kind of ripped off since everyone is busy holiday crafting.  Grin
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Dishcloth Swap on: January 29, 2013 07:28:49 PM
Is anyone interested in a dishcloth swap? I don't think we've had one in a while. Or maybe we have and I totally missed it. This is one of my favorite swaps. I'll be happy to organize.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Changing Negative Feedback for Poor Communication on: July 15, 2012 09:00:42 AM
If you receive negative feedback for poor communication is angeling the only way to change it? You obviously can't make it up by sending the package to your partner since it's only communication you received the negative for.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / ATCs from January on: February 02, 2012 01:49:57 PM
One of my crafty resolution this year was to post more of my things on Craftster. Here are the cards I made in January.











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