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Topic: Little Visitor Round 7 (Signups CLOSED! Send out June 13 & August 29)  (Read 19110 times)
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« on: May 23, 2007 05:18:18 PM »

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 7
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Haylie
Sign-up date range: May 23 - June 6, 2007
Date to send item by:
Send-Out Visitor and Contracts: June 13
Send Visitor Back Home: August 29

 
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but remember to check with a parent if you are under 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
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: 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

In addition, you must have been a member for at least two months and have thirty posts and if youre shipping to a different country, you must be willing to ship using a method that takes around 3 weeks or less (no surface shipping to europe that takes 6 weeks! its not fair to your partner or to me!). (rules I kept from previous little visitor swaps)

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap (most of it stolen from previous swap organizers):
Round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50496.0
Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63714.0

Round 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69949.0
Round 2 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77999.0

Round 3: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85465.0
Round 3 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101202.0

Round 4: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103425.0
Round 4 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106504.0

Round 5: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128528.0
Round 5 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134411.0

You will send a stuffy to your partner by June 13, along with a bio and contract that your partner will sign and send back promising to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own.

You should work on finding your little visitor and writing his/her bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are only a week after partners are matched up.  You don't have to do any crafting for the first send-outs, though (unless you are making a new stuffie, which, of course, is fine), so I am hoping that only a week to send out for the first time shouldn't be a problem.  Let me know if you'll be sending late for some reason.

Once you recieve your new little visitor, show them around!  You should visit at least 8 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 pictures and some momentos from the stuffy's trip.  These 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 partner home by August 29.  I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but most little visitor swaps end up being extended by a month or so, so I'm just planning ahead.  Smiley  If you'd like to send the stuffy back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

To Reiterate:
* Send your stuffy, its bio, and the contract to your partner by June 13.
*Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you recieve their stuffy.
*Take your little visitor around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
*Make the scrapbook and make or buy some souvenirs for the stuffy to remember its trip by.
*Mail the stuffy, the scrapbook, and the souveniers back to your partner by August 29



IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your stuffy and when you send your partners back! if youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! I suggest taking a picture of your receipt right away, so that you dont have to worry about losing it by the time we start to worry about your package!

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!  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 stuffies tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones to
- swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have been flakers in previous rounds.
- for better photos, send a stuffy thats poseable
- 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!
- stuffy doesnt have to mean stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll instead!

If youre up for it, 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.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of the US?
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging stuffies with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Is your stuffie from a home where people smoke?
Do you have any pets (that someone might be allergic to)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your stuffie would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the stuffie will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, the ghetto of New York...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your stuffy to see?
What kinds of signts would you take your visitor to see?
Do you want your stuffy 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 stuffy?
What sort of creature is your stuffy?
How big is your stuffy?
Any requests (not guaranteed!) of what size visitor you'd like?
Any requests you have regarding who you'd like to be paired up with? (No promises  Wink )
List here anything that might offend you or your stuffy: (ie, religion, politics, booze, etc)

Here's a bio from previous swaps:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html

And here's a sample contract, which you are welcome to use or not:
http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/LittleVisitorAgreement01.pdf

Partners: 

         Avian Flight <-> CjSachiko
                   Jillie <-> caitlinlovesyou
         Superstitch <-> jungrrl
          Shazrasha <-> zendaisy
     knitting_kninja <-> Paperdaisies
         jonnamarco <-> kitty1256
          mollytwin1 <-> coral
      daiconharuko <-> sheilamonstah
           Sarcastra <->fizzle7033
    Waveatthetaxi <-> Lady Llanalla
             Cfbandit <-> lilbandade
         Novastarlet <-> Wildfyre
              Maltiriel <-> Oops Creations
        Sharpie_slut <-> lisa_zacharias
     ThatFalafelGirl <-> Trinnie_doo
SoonFamo-Artiste <-> Trocks
               Fluxity <-> Taraliejesbri
            Gizmonic <->Gerrijo
             Hp_nerd <-> nellum
           Bonbabbu <-> Midnightoak
           Pharasalia <-> littlesailor
                kikigirl <-> craftADDchick
                   Rira <-> Haylie

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174967.new#new

« Last Edit: June 27, 2007 07:52:17 PM by Haylie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 07:00:44 PM »

OMG FINALLY!  Grin I've been waiting forever for this swap to start. I'm sending my info now. Everyone else should too!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 08:05:55 PM »

ditto kishcrafts! I tried it and it didn't work for me either.

I'm so pumped, and little Mel can't wait to go on his first Little Visitor!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007 08:27:17 PM »

YEAH! I am going to get Poog ready for his trip! Where will he go? Who will he meet? It's enough to become a children's book! I'm sooooo excited! YEAH!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007 09:08:32 PM »

I just sent in my info...yay! I am so excited..I can't wait!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007 12:32:00 AM »

I've sent my info in. Sauron is preparing his invasion plans as we speak.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2007 06:18:11 AM »

that link to the "contract" doesnt work. what should the contract include?

thanks!

I found it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85465.90  It's from round 3 of this swap.  Hopefully that link works for you! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007 08:28:26 AM »

thanks for that link! it does answer my question regarding the contract! many thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007 09:38:59 AM »

Sent my info!

I'm a bit clueless about what is supposed to go in the "bio"... does anyone who's done one of the other rounds have an example?  I tried finding one in the swap threads... but wow, those things are LONG.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2007 10:12:07 AM »

It's really just some brief information about your stuffy...its gender, likes and dislikes...anything you think will help your partner!
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