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Topic: Traveler's Swap (Sign ups CLOSED) (Mailouts March 7th)  (Read 3838 times)
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auntiem
« on: January 29, 2007 01:07:19 PM »

Swap name: Jetsetter and Armchair Traveler’s Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: auntiem
Sign-up date range: Jan 29th to Feb 9th 5pm PST
Date to send: March 7th
Original thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139063.0


Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO


All ages allowed? 16+
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

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

Details of the swap:
Do you love to travel or have to travel for work? Do you keep a running list of destinations you would like to visit one day? Do you watch the Travel Channel compulsively? Would you like to create some items to make the journey more comfortable and fun? Armchair travelers are more than welcome - and after this swap you’ll be ready to hit the road!
 
Grab your passports ladies and gents and let’s get ready to visit the world!


The Rules:
In order to sign up for this swap you must be willing to ship internationally (you may not have to). If you would prefer not to mail to a certain country (because of past trouble or you know that it is wicked expensive from where you live) then let me know and I will try my best to accommodate your wishes. Photocopy the proof of delivery if you are unable to get a DC#. Please check with your partner to make sure you word the customs form correctly so they don’t get any extra expense or hassle on their end. Please do not ship seeds of any kind. For further info on prohibitions: http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/Immctry.html

Craft one large, one medium and one small item and make a little welcome packet from your town‘s visitors bureau. (If you are tempted to go overboard - no pun intended - please let your partner know, but also keep in mind that if this goes well I’ll do a round 2)
If it is difficult for you to take and post photos - please let your partner know and send an email reminder closer to send out date. Photos in the gallery are not mandatory - just extra fun if it is possible.
PM me and your partner when you have sent and received.

Please put Traveler’s Swap in the subject line for all PM s pertaining to this swap.

QUESTIONAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Jetsetter and Armchair Traveler’s Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (please fill your address out line by line so it will mail correctly):
Additional instructions for the customs form:
Any country you would prefer not to mail to?:
Have you participated in a swap on craftster before:
What kind of crafts can you make?
What kind of travel do you like to / have to do the most?:
Do you craft while traveling?:
What kind of helpful travel items would you like?
Favorite colors:
Do you travel with family / for work / with a partner / alone:
What type of travel do you do mostly (plane / train/ automobile / armchair)?:
Next big trip?:
My top 5 “dream destinations”:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The top 5 favorite places I have traveled to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do you have a way to post pictures when you receive?
Allergies / Allergens in the home (please include if you smoke)?:
Anything else you want your partner to know ?

Participants:
I matched up people the best I could using the "magic donkey" method. I didn't intentionally put the first timers together, I just noticed it after I had already paired them up. I hope everyone has fun!
Status:
Blue = shipped
Red = recieved
Green = exchanging in person
Purple = shipped and recieved - feedback given
Dropped out at last minute - Angel found!
Thank-you ScotSkipper402!
danabanana <------>travelbug
auntiem<----->HelenM
PolkadotPixie <----->Amy_UK
twowishes <-----> tenrec
GatorWrangler<-----> ScotSkipper402
riario <-----> DisneyFan
« Last Edit: March 18, 2007 02:53:52 PM by auntiem » THIS ROCKS   Logged

kantha_stich
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007 07:23:44 PM »

Oh how I would love to do this  swap....oh but internationl shipping......
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007 07:28:55 PM »

oooh!  i love this!!! hm.. ::gathering ideas::
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007 07:50:52 PM »

I sent my info earlier--I figure that if I have awhile, paying for international shipping shouldn't be bad. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007 09:31:06 PM »

Ooh.. I will consider this one...
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klement
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007 03:30:02 AM »

oooh i've signed up for the foreign exchange swap... but im sooo tempted to do this one too!
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auntiem
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007 09:07:08 AM »

Just a word on shipping - this is how I handle it - I go to the post office and ask about costs - size of package and weight issues and construct my items accordingly. For example, I shipped a mounted cross stitch to India and it was cheaper than sending something to my sis across the country and it got there in like 5 days - so ya never know.
Or think of it this way - shipping costs are still significantly less than an airplane ticket Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007 09:14:29 AM »

hmmm.... *checks calendar*
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007 08:59:37 AM »

Bookmarking so I don't forget to signup Smiley
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Polkadot Pixie
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007 05:45:52 PM »

i'm excited for this swap!

It's unfortunate my first travel outside of North America is the 12th March, I probably wouldn't get swap package in time but I'm goign for it anyhow.
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