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Topic: Silly Swap North America Swap signups/signups closed stealing til 2/24  (Read 20974 times)
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« on: January 15, 2008 08:08:00 AM »

If you are unsure about this swap - start crafting your item now - you can always join at the very last minute!!!!  I will be taking sign ups until the very last minute!!!

If you have followed the previous round of this swap you probably have a great idea of how this swap works - it is a very different one where you go head to head in the claiming period to attempt to get the crafted item you want!  (just like a dirty santa, silly santa, white elephant swap whatever you want to call it!)
Please read this post carefully and check out the previous round to see what you are getting yourself in to (as in a ton of fun!) and then get to crafting!

If you think you might want to sign up but am not sure if you will be able to get your large item crafted in time - start crafting and then join when you are done with it!  Last minute sign ups are always welcome but remember you must have a finished item photographed and ready to post when the claiming period rolls around!



The gory details....

Swap name:  Silly Swap North America Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  Craftydeb
backup organizer.....
Sign-up date range:  1/15-2/22
Date to have item completed... 2/22
2/22 is not negotiable - if you are not finished you will not be able to participate.
Claiming period - 2/23-2/24
Date to send item.... 2/28
Limited to a certain number of people? No - bring it on!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? North America Only!

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages - under 18, PLEASE GET YOUR PARENTAL UNIT TO APPROVE THIS!!!

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


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer with Silly Swap International in the subject line:


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap   Silly Swap North America Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name and mailing address
I understand that this is an international swap and I could be mailing anywhere within North America - Canada/US?   yes/no


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
But please post in here so you get updates and whatnot!!



Details of swap:

This is an international swap.  Please keep that in mind when you are crafting your item!
Sign up AND have your craft completed until 2/22  6pm Craftster time

***After you sign up you can start crafting as soon as you want since you are crafting in general and not making something specific for someone!
***You are required to craft and send a large item.
***You can not add to your item after it is completed - as in no extras being sent in the box as just a little extra.  What you crafted is what you are sending... no more no less.
***You MUST take a picture(S) of what you crafted. At the end of the crafting time(or when you are completed) you will post in the gallery pictures of what you made along with a good description of it - please try to get one really good shot especially - you can take multiples though but only one will be posted in the actual thread(I will lift the pics and get them set up - no fears on that!)  Extra pics in the gallery will help your item get claimed quicker/more often possibly!
***You will not be allowed to participate in the swapping if you do not provide a picture of your finished item so if you have to beg or borrow (please don't steal) a digital camera, do so.
***What if I end up with something that I don't absolutely adore?  I am sure that you know someone that will love it!  It's all good in the end!


Here is how it will work.. It is easy peasy..
You sign up.

You craft your heart out - make something that you are very proud of.

Make only things that an adult would like (no baby or pet items please or things that are size specific)

You submit picture(s) of your finished item via by posting pics in the gallery thread - as well as a detailed description of the item(s)

If it is a set of items - please make sure it is a set not just a bunch of random items - set as in a theme of some sort or things that go together.

The organizer (that's me) will randomly match up partners after the item pictures are submitted.  The pictures and descriptions will then be posted with a coordinating Package Code (as in Package A, Package B, etc...)[/color]

On 2/22 the swapping will begin - as soon as the list is posted - it will be before the sun comes up in Alabama I am certain!

You are NOT allowed to pick your own package as your pick!  If you do so and you end up with it you will NOT be given a final pick (that is the fail safe if you end up with your own package)

The swapping will last until 2/24 at 8pm Craftster time  Please try to be online 2/24 just in case you need to make a final pick (if you end up with your own package - details further down)
I will put up time checks the last day.
Please familiarize yourself with the time zone conversion before it is too late!!

You then have until 2/28 mail your item!  Please be prepared to get to the post office or have the free pickup service arranged if you are paying for your shipping via the internet.
I hate to sound cranky but just mail it out.  Have it all ready to go and get it on out, tay?


The actual swapping.......
You will be given five chances to snarf up the craft of your dreams... so view those crafty packages and if you see something you want more than what you have already, stake a claim..


How do you stake a claim?
Reply to the thread and type in....
I claim Package A (the tote bag with matching zippered pouch)
This is my 3rd claim....
Neiner neiner neiner it is all mine now!  bwaahaaahaaaa! (or whatever joyous exclamation you can come up with!)

then copy and paste the previous list and make your change...

You copy and paste the list from the previous person's claim it will look something like this

Package A.. tote with matching zippered pouch..... nameofcrafter
Package B.....Czech beaded Necklace Set....iaminsane
Package C.....crocheted hat and scarf set......Jane Doe
package D....Set of 4 handmade journals.....mine

very carefully claim your item by changing your package like this..
you cut out the name of the person you are stealing the package from - paste it over yours and then type in your name in the package you want.
Then highlight and hit the bold button so it is easy to see what has been done. 
Do not rearrange the packages - let's keep them in alphabetical order to make life easier!


Package A.. tote with matching zippered pouch..... mine
Package B.....Czech beaded Necklace Set....iaminsane
Package C.....crocheted hat and scarf set......Jane Doe
package D....Set of 4 handmade journals.....nameof crafter


How do I do that easily?  Here's a recap...
cut out your name...
copy(or cut and paste) the name of the person who you are taking the item from
paste that name to what you used to have...
type in your own name on your newly claimed item....
Bold highlight the lines you changed...
then DOUBLE CHECK that you did it right - if you made a mistake delete it all and start over.

Please do not post up your signs of dismay and total shock in the swap thread if someone steals your ideal package - that can go on over to the gallery!!  Let's keep this thread clean so it is easy to see the line of claiming



if you are happy with what you have, you do not have to pick someone else's package - at the end of the swapping period all unused possible claims are null and void.  The big part of this swap is the actual stealing - so if you do have something you like - you might want to claim something else with some of your claims to make the swap more exciting - you can always try and claim it back!

No chatter should be in the swap thread (after the claiming period that is!) - I will immediately set up a thread in the forum for that kind of stuff!  I hope it is a chatty fun swap full of thrills and chills!
After the claiming begins this thread will be sacred - no chatter..!!!  Before that chat all you want, tay?
Please do reply to the gallery thread!!

What happens if you end up with what you made in the first place?

Okay - what are the odds of that?  You never know but just in case.. that person(s) will be given a final picking of their choice after all is said and done.  Nice failsafe, aye?


So what you think?  It is pretty easy peasy!  It will be oodles of fun
This will be the most fun if we have a TON of people signed up - so put the pressure on your crafty swappy friends and let's make this a blast!

Shipping Notes....
Please follow the usual shipping standards for swapping..
if you are a US sender - make sure you pm the organizer with your delivery confirmation number or the customs number of your international package.
For non US senders - keep your receipt and if you get a customs or a trackable number of some sort please send that along to your organizer as well.
Pack safely and securely and do not use that slow boat to China.
There are lots of guidelines for shipping here in the swap threads that you can access for oodles more information.

Also.. I will need a back up organizer so any volunteers? 

To get a good idea of what this swap is and how it works please check out the original round!

Silly Santa White Elephant Swap
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207579.0
Silly Santa White Elephant Swap Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=208874.0
Silly Swap International Swap
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216195.0
Silly Swap International Gallery
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=216200.0
« Last Edit: February 22, 2008 05:26:29 PM by craftydeb » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 08:08:30 AM »

Gallery Link


If you are thinking of joining and only see these few names please remember that chances are people are crafting first, joining later... I am hoping that there will be a good healthy number of people signed up... if you are sitting on the fence about joining, craft now - make something wonderful and then join - that seems to be the growing trend with this swap - and that's aokay as well.  I will be adding people to the list all the way up to the initial package assignments!!

Crafters Signed Up...
bold pictures posted in gallery
green - sent
blue - received
purple - late with communication
red - late with no communication


1.  Craftydeb  5 claims

3. babalina58
4.  craftykaida  5 claims
5.  pjherbert 5 claims
6.  Dreambelle  5 claims
7.  Homerof2  5 claims
8.  jessica.marie  5 claims
9.  violet_thistle  5 claims
11.  ammasmama  5 claims
12. calluna  5 claims
13. MommyTheMaid  5 claims
14.  atsuko  5 claims
15.  Bigmouth  5 claims
16.  thanate  5 claims
17. Craftgirl_sampson  5 claims
18. RondaS   5 claims
19.  DesignVigilante  5 claims
20.  BertaBerta  5 claims
21.
22.
23.




Final Sendouts!
Package A - geisha wall art quilt  - Craftydeb sending to jessica.marie
Package B - blue doily Homerof2 sending to calluna
Package C - mohair cowl  - violet_thistle sending to craftykaida
Package D - accordion book  - calluna sending to thanate
Package E - spring jewelry set atsuko sending to Bigmouth
Package F - apron and towel set - MommyTheMaid  - sending to bablina58
Package G - crochet bag set - pjherbert sending to homerof2
Package H - milk and cookies - Jessica.Marie  - sending to mommy the maid
Package I - beaded broach - thanate  - sending to ammasmama
Package J - earring set - Dreambelle  - sending to pjherbert
Package K - handmade mixed paper - Bigmouth  - sending to craftydeb
Package L - swap journal - craftgirl_sampson  - sending to deignvigilante
Package M - skull jewelry set - RondaS  - sending to violet_thistle
Package N - crochet hats & scarf  - DesignVigilante  - sending to atsuko
Package O - homemade scrapbook pages  - babalina58  - sending to craftgirl_sampson
Package P resin sprinkle jewelry set annasmama sending to bertaberta
Package Q - hand dyed cotton yarn bertaberta sending to rondaS
Package R blue spotted bubble bag - craftykaida  - sending to dreambelle



Happy Crafting and Happy Stealing!!!!

« Last Edit: March 13, 2008 12:52:17 PM by craftydeb » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 08:08:53 AM »

Package A - geisha wall art quilt



Package B - blue doily




Package C - mohair cowl




Package D - accordian book




Package E - spring jewelry set



Package F - apron and towel set




Package G - crochet bag set



Package H - milk and cookies




Package I - beaded brooch




Package J - earring set




Package K - handmade mixed paper




Package L - swap journal




Package M - skull jewelry set




Package N - crochet hats & scarf



Package O - homemade scrapbooking pages



Package P resin sprinkle jewelry set



Package Q - hand dyed cotton yarn



Package R blue spotted bubble bag
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 08:09:15 AM »

reserved for pictures and descriptions of packages...
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008 08:09:35 AM »

reserved for pictures and descriptions of packages...
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008 08:10:04 AM »

reserved for pictures and descriptions of packages...
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 11:56:02 AM »

ooh, exciting!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008 07:54:02 PM »

oh so signing up for this one!  XD  Have a idea in mind toooo
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 08:55:04 PM »

I have an idea too - now to get it done on time!
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 11:52:31 PM »

I have an idea too - now to get it done on time!


Indeed...I was aiming at getting my project done for the International round, and now I don't know if I'll even be able to finish it in time for this round!
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