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Topic: Make-A-Friend Swap (01-01 to 01-27) Round 1 Complete!  (Read 129664 times)
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« on: December 31, 2007 10:23:59 PM »

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: Kyrie04
Co-Organizer #2: GothChics
Co-Organizer #3: Tygir
Co-Organizer #4: Kitten Wrangler
Co-Organizer #5: atlascoughed
Sign-up date range: Tuesday, January 1st to Thursday, January 31st
Dates to send items by: February 29th, March 31st, and April 30th

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country?  No.
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All Ages

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

New Rule: Some of you have considered the idea of splitting each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week. I love this idea but if you are going to do this, please inform your organizer (the organizer who messages you when you receive your partner's questionaire on February 1st) that you will be doing this. You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package. This is just so that your organizer doesn't get confused and panic, and in case a package gets lost so that you don't get in trouble for it. Any questions/concerns about this, let me know.

Note:
I am Not discouraging newbies. But if you are a newbie and are considering this swap, PLEASE REMEMBER that if this is your first swap you will not be able to enter another swap until MAY. If you are a newbie and are absolutely sure you can handle this and will not regret entering this swap, in your message with your questionnaire, please let me know that you have read this and are absolutely certain that this is the swap for you. If you do this, I will sign you up. I don't have a problem with newbies, I just don't want anyone to regret signing up for this swap.

Details of swap:
This is not your ordinary swap. If you are considering joining this swap, please note that this swap lasts Three Months. The goal of this swap is to make a friend. From personal experience, swaps allow you to meet very interesting people but because of the deadlines and busy lives, we dont end up truly getting to know each other. So for this swap, you will have the same partner for three months and you will need to make three packages. The first package is your Introduction Package in which you will mainly be sharing things with your partner about yourself. This first package should also be the least stressful and time consuming of the three. The second package is your Intermediate Package in which you either share a craft by making a craft kit, craft a medium set of items for your partner (preferably using a craft your partner is not so familiar with), or you really attempt to get to know your partner by fulfilling a wish from their wist or other wish list. The final package is your Large Gift Package in which you will be crafting one large gift for your partner. You may begin the large gift early on in the swap but it must be sent by the last send out date.
Note: You may choose your own partner, but you must let me know before sign ups close, otherwise I will pair you up with whom I see fit.
 
Package #1: (Due Feb. 29)
1. a Letter
2. Two Postcards (at least one must be of your hometown, city, county, state, or country, the other can be a favorite vacation spot or a dream vacation spot)
3. Three Photographs (does not have to be of your or a person, can be a picture of your favorite place in town)
Note: For photographs, if you cannot print or get film developed, you may alternatively send a cd with some pictures on it. Also see the websites listed below:
http://www.shutterfly.com/ (Recommended)
http://www.dotphoto.com/
http://www.bestwebbuys.com/photo_print_service_comparison.html
4. Four Stationary Items (store bought or crafted)
5.  Five Show-and-tell items (these must be explained in your letter. Examples: your favorite candy bar, your favorite scented candle, your favorite type of gum, your favorite yarn, your favorite craft pattern/tutorial/guide, your favorite magazine, or your favorite book)
6. Six Small Things (store bought or crafted, must be small in size or quick to craft)
Package #2: (Due Mar. 31)
Required: Another letter, and 3 small items (store bought or crafted, must be small in size or quick to craft) along with one of the following options:
Option 1: Craft Kit
Option 2: Crafted Set (i.e. a set of amigurumis, a purse-makeupbag-coinpouch set, or a scarf-beanie-gloves set)
Option 3: Medium Wish (I.e. craft something on your partners wist or other wishlist)
Package #3: (Due Apr. 30)
1 Letter
3 Small items (store bought or crafted, must be small in size or quick to craft)
1 Large item (this could be started early on in the swap and be sent out by the final send out date. This item must be crafted and must take more than 3 hours to create. )



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Any allergies you would like to note?
Note: If any of the following information is already on your profile, you may leave it out or put See Profile
Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Location
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Top 5 Books
Top 5 Movies
Top 5 Bands/Musicians
Top 5 Songs
Top 5 Actors/Actresses
Top 5 Artists (fine, craft, etc)
Top 5 Passtimes besides crafting
Top 5 Games (board, online, video, etc)
Top 5 Foods
Top 5 Drinks (sodas, cocktails, smoothies, etc)
Top 5 Restaurants
Top 5 Idols (famous, infamous, historical, relative, etc)
Top 5 Scholastic Subjects (science, math, history, etc)
Top 5 Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Top 5 Colors
Top 5 Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Top 5 Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)
Top 5 Craftsters (5 other craftsters you admire)
Summary of your life up til now
Where do you see yourself in 5 years
Goals, aspirations
anything else you would like your partner to know



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« Last Edit: February 12, 2008 09:13:43 PM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 10:25:09 PM »

UPDATE: Ok in order to avoid any problems here, please take all off topic chat here http://rebeltrends.net/craft/
It is a site made just for you guys to talk and get to know each other. This site will only be up until May 2008. I am not soliciting my personal site or anything like that, this is simply for you the participants. Smiley enjoy!

chatzy chatroom
http://www.chatzy.com/382143803682
password crafter

Participants
1. DesignVigilante
2. Kyrie04

4. hp_nerd
5. Kaissa
6. hdcase
7. audio-astrophysics
8. DisneyFan
9. morbid
10. Kitten Wrangler
11. jenn1519
12. yelley
13. Tanzie
14. WYOKrista
15. Kimby.
16. Ruby_soho
17. McCafferty
18. Tristitia
19. babiestarlite13
20.  cynlynn
21. zombiekilla
22. teddybearbones
23. mimiw
24. huff
25. auntiem
26. Suinoko
27. envyus
28. whatzudoin
29. Ma Rut
30. inhile8 *first time swapper*
31. BabyFatChance *first time swapper*
32. dragonslair
33. Jessvict
34. lilylola
35. AtlasCoughed
36. Funthreads
37. Lmcbride *First Time Swapper*
38. jojo_modjo
39. Lootyaj
40. Honeystarr
41. sighonthebreeze
42. Retromiad
43. Mave
44. GougeAway
45. Skarinja
46. GothChics

48. MEshelltakeone
49. Keeperrox
50.The Jenya
51. Bugaboo1
52. Tygir
53. cfrenia
54. TAOJ
55. MissDisney
56. OhSweetie
57. sin esperanza
58. Calliel
59. Linnybelle
60. Kristianne88
61. Cardigan
62. whyme81687
63. Jenicat
64. coryjo
65. CrochetAdikt
66. tisteeni
67. craftykaida
68. thetiniestspark
69. Annchen
70. misplacedhippie
71. photog_in_plaid
72. pollen
73. guineverefree
74. Straw_holder
75. Maltiriel
76. gemusia
77. magentasunshine
78. Silly
79. eralc
80. Assilem421
81. stargazer629
82. Snapsanddrangons *First Time Swapper*
83. Kron
84. faemystique
85. celticgoddess
86. sarahmaru
87. craftydeb
88. aimeerox
89. Arzu
90. Yesa
91. Penguinotic
92. sewknitter
93. emlee_bee
94. catsprefermarlie
95. starryeyeddiy
96. SoDakHoney
97. JW
98. Narhloki
99. Anya Kase
100. Mimik

102. scrapnqueen
103. Molliemoo2883
104. Danger0usangel03
105. FicklePegasus
106. hotbettie
107. LizzieMcGuire
108. sinisterbutterfli
109. porfavoray
110. myklia
111. ksta
112. Quilted
113. jadeye
114. russkimom
115. uknowuluvit
116. calluna
117. Red Paint
118. igobylorib
119. wanderluster *first time swapper*
120. LauraCore
121. Awesomejennyb
122. Penlowe
123. Txgirlinaz *first time swapper*
124. pinksparklystars
125. Fabric
126. miss Em
127. dj dizzy dayna *first time swapper*
128. SilentMynerva
129. twisted5whispers
130. perlabella
131. Doxiemommy
132. psyche
133. goingtomontreal *first time swapper*
134. squirrelgirl
135. pjherbert
136. Dinkytiny
137. cinnamon teal
138. xx_bumblebee_xx
139. Mysterious
140.


Feedback Received

1. Retromiad
2. Mave
3. funthreads
4. pjherbert
5. Disneyfan
6. holliewood
7. mimiw
8. penlowe
9. starryeyeddiy
10. whatzudoin
11. Tygir
12. uknowuluvit
13. Kaissa
14. emlee_bee
15. jadeye
16. Tanzie
17. Kimby.
18. ficklepegasus
19. atlascoughed
20. gougeaway
21. Bugaboo1
22. Huff
23. Wanderluster
24. WYOKrista
25. dragonslair
26. Zombiekilla
27. Ruby_soho
28. misplacedhippie
29. Kitten Wrangler
30. Suinoko
31. Gothchics
32. jessvict
33. DesignVigilante
34. TAOJ
35. Cynlynn
36. pinksparklystars
37. silly
38. faemystique
39. quilted
40. babiestarlite13
41. honeystarr
42. yesa
43. lilylola
44. snapsanddrangons
45. keeperrox
46. aimeerox
47. scrapnqueen
48. Jenicat
49. Ma Rut
50. calluna
51. sinisterbutterfli
52. audio-astrophysics
53. MissDisney
54. MEshelltakeone
55. LauraCore
56. sighonthebreeze
57. linnybelle
58. catsprefermarlie
59. Photog_in_plaid
60. Pinksparklystars
61. kyrie04
62. pinky damone
63. annchen
64. gemusia
65. Psyche
66. craftydeb
67. Mysterious
68. Calliel
69. myklia
70. auntiem
71. jojo_modjo
72. yelley
73. Miss em
74. sewknitter
75. danger0usangel03
76. morbid
77. stargazer629
78. porfavoray
79. LizzyMcGuire
80. SilentMynerva
81. celticgoddess
82. Straw_holder
83. Guineverefree
84. igobylorib
85. ohsweetie
86. sin esperanza
87. xx_bumblebee_xx
88. maltiriel
89. Anya Kase
90. Red Paint
91. The Jenya
92. Molliemoo2883
93. Cinnamon Teal
94. skarinja
95. dj dizzy dayna
96. perlabella
97. Narhloki
98. awesomejennyb
99. tristitia
100. tisteeni
101. Sodakhoney
102. whyme81687
103. russkimom
104. assilem421
105. lootyaj
106. jw
107. coryjo
108. crochetadikt
109. teddybearbones
110. eralc
111.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2008 02:21:18 PM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007 10:28:54 PM »

Awesome! What a clever idea for a swap, I love it! I'm officially keeping and eye out, and will definitely sign up if things are looking good crafty-wise end of January.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 12:13:58 AM »

What a great idea!! I hope it will be repeated because Im a newbie and just doing my first swap, so cant do this one as well Sad
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008 12:36:01 AM »

Joy joy!  This looks like a lot of fun!  I've been looking for a swap with more, you know?  (little melodramatic, I know...)
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Sunshine Chic
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008 12:48:41 AM »

Hi - this sounds like a great idea.  I am a newbie and don't really understand how it all works but would like to be involved. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008 01:18:50 AM »

totally love this idea! i would def. like to join but i'm gonna wait a little while to see how my other swaps are coming along since there is 30 days to sign up! btw, how would we go about picking our partner? would you post their questionaires on here and let people read them or Huh
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iwrite
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008 02:01:21 AM »

This sounds like so much fun! I hope its a repeat swap in the future beings that im a newbie and don't meet some of the requirements =p Have fun folks!
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Kyrie04
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008 06:26:12 AM »

I'm sending in my info now! Count me in please!
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silverfisch
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008 07:51:01 AM »

I LOVE this idea, but if I sign up for all the swaps I like, I will need to clone myself Tongue please let this be a big success so I can apply for round 2!
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