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« on: July 24, 2008 04:17:37 PM »

GALLERY:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262821.0

THERE IS A TON OF INFORMATION IN THIS POSTING, SO PLEASE READ IT VERY CAREFULLY!

Swap name: Newbies Only Swap Round 10 , this swap is for all craftsters that have NEVER participated in a swap!!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Sign-up date range: 07/24/08-08/01/08or Until Full   
Partners will be posted no later than 9PM (Pacific time) on 08/02/08
Date to send item by:  08/22/08 <-- this will change, if signups close early, to reflect 3 weeks of crafting time MAXIMUM!

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Yes--24 participants + Me (organizer)
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES/NO
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES/NO
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES/NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES/NO


All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages, but if youre under 16, please get your parents/guardians permission!!!  For real.  Ask mom, dad, older siblings, aunts, uncles, whatever if theyll mind taking you to the craft store and post office. 

To join this swap you MUST:
--Have at least 15 posts under your belt.
--Have been a Member of Craftster for AT LEAST one month.
--Have NEVER been in a swap on Craftster before.
--Not be participating any other swaps at this time. 


THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION LISTED BELOW; PLEASE READ ALL OF IT VERY CAREFULLY!!

Details of swap:
Heres the deal:  I know that there are a lot of you who think that swapping sounds like fun, youre tempted to try, but then, you chicken out.  You think, what if my crafting isnt as good as my partners?  What if I screw up?  What if I dont understand how to do this no matter how many times Ive read the swapping guidelines?  So many what ifs!  This is your opportunity to get your feet wet in the swapping pool with folks that are in the same boat!  This is your chance to ask all of the questions that youve ever needed answers to! Everyone will be brand new swappers, so no one should feel like they are asking silly questions or feel like they don't have enough experience. Some really amazing things came from the previous newbie swaps and some new friends were made.  So, come on inthe waters fine!  I will be your guide through the world of swapping.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout this swap, please PM me or post in the forum!  There are some rules that must be followed in order to have an optimal swapping experience.  Some are Craftsters rules, some are mine! If you feel that you cannot abide by the rules of this swap please don't join!!

Here are my rules:
1.YOU MUST POST IN THIS SWAP THREAD AFTER YOU SEND ME YOUR QUESTIONAIRE PM IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED. BEING ACCEPTED IN THE SWAP IS CONTINGENT ON ME SEEING A POST!

2.YOU MUST POST AT LEAST 2 TIMES A WEEK IN THE THREAD.  IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE COMMENT POOR COMMUNICATION IN YOUR PROFILE.  FOR A THREE WEEK CRAFTINGTIME, THIS IS ONLY 6 POSTS!!!  EVEN AFTER CRAFTING TIME IS OVER, AND WE MOVE INTO GALLERY TIME YOU NEED TO CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATENO COMMUNICATION = NERVOUS PARTNERS AND ORGANIZER!!!  YOU ARE RELEASED FROM YOUR COMMUNICATION OBLIGATION ONLY AFTER BOTH YOU AND YOUR PARTNER HAVE SENT AND RECEIVED!!!

3.YOU MUST COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER.  IF YOUR PARTNER CONTACTS ME AND SAYS THAT YOU ARE NOT COMMUNICATING WITH THEM, YOU WLL ALSO RECEIVE THE COMMENT POOR COMMUNICATION IN YOUR PROFILE.

4.IF I GET THE FEELING THAT SOMEONE MAY BE A FLAKER, I WILL NOT ALLOW THEIR PARTNER TO SEND UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO AND RECEIVED!!!

5.WHEN YOU SEND YOUR PM TO JOIN THE SWAP, IF ALL OF YOUR POSTS ON CRAFTSTER CONSIST OF ONLY NICE JOB, GREAT, AND THEY SHOW NO ACTUAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CRAFTSTER FORUM, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE!

6.MOST IMPORTANTLY:  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE, COMMUICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER, AND/OR CRAFT, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN!!!  THIS MAY SOUND HORRIBLE, BUT I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY FIRST-TIME SWAPPERS GET HOSED BY THEIR PARTNERS AND THAT LEAVES A TERRIBLE TASTE IN SOMEONES MOUTH!!!

7. When sending me PMs please put NEWBIES ONLY SWAP 10 in the subject line!

8. Once partners are posted EVERYONE must post a BIO of themselves in the thread! This is MANDATORY!!! 3 sentences MINIMUM! This is to help everyone get acquainted with the other swappers and with being an active member in the thread. No personal information needs to be divulged. so please try not to include your AGE, the LOCATION where you live and any other super private info.

9.Keep in regular contact with your swapping partner!!!  Some people end up talking more than others, but even if you dont become fast friends with your partner, check in with them so that they dont think youve fallen off the face of the earth.  Let them know that youre working on their crafts.  And, most importantly, the more you talk, the more youll get to know what they like!

FEEDBACK:
To ensure that no one drops off the face of the swapping earth.... I will NOT be giving feedback until these 2 things have taken place:
1. YOU have sent and YOUR PARTNER has received
2. YOUR PARTNER has sent and YOU have received

I am pretty good about updating feedback daily, so if both those things have taken place and I have not given you your feedback, please shoot me a reminder and I will get it taken care of ASAP.


Now, Craftsters swapping rules:
1.YOU MUST PM ME AND YOUR PARTNER WHEN YOU SEND AND WHEN YOU RECEIVE.  IF YOU ARE SENDING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST HAVE A DC# (DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER)THEY COST AN EXTRA $.65-$.70 IN THE US.  WHEN  YOU PM TO SAY YOU HAVE SENT, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR DC NUMBER. 
IF YOU ARE SENDING OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY, YOU MUST OBTAIN A RECEIPT AND SEND ME A SCAN/PICTURE OF IT AS PROOF OF SHIPPING!!!


2.When you receive your swap package, you will then need to post in the gallery that will be created so that you can show off what you have received.  Posting pictures is a requirement for this swap! If you dont have a digital camera and cannot get access to one, please ask your partner to take pictures before they send. 
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The crafting requirements:
Lets do 1 Medium item and 3 small items (you may do a variation of this1 large and 2 small, 2 medium and 1 small, etc.). The terms large, medium, and small are all relative.  I like to look at them from a time standpointLarge=3 or more hours, Medium=2-3 hours, and a Small being 2 hours or less. 
This is so important: IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEND MORE THAN THE REQUIRED AMOUNT, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR PARTNER FIRST!!!  IF YOU AGREE TO SEND EACH OTHER MORE THAN THIS, FINE!

And again, ask any questionthere is no question that has been asked so many times that it cant be asked again! And just a reminder, I WILL NOT be crafting in this swap unless it becomes necessary for me to be a Swap Angel!  Im here to organize and guide!

One more thing.keep in mind when filling out the questionnaire that the more flexible you are about what you receive, the easier it is to pair you up!  Personally, I like to allow my swap partners the flexibility to craft the things they love to craftwhile keeping in mind my tastes.  Also, please do not ask for items that are completely out of the realm of possibilityyour partner is not going to knit you a sweater in three weeks, and if you give them no other ideas, its going to be difficult to figure out what to craft you!  Also, I do believe that mentions of anything that can be perceived as controversial (i.e. religion, politics, etc.) should be left out of your questionnaire UNLESS it pertains to what you can/cant receive from someone.  Then, AND ONLY THEN, it should be stated in this way:  Due to religious, political, personal beliefs, I do not want to receive anything that is (fill in the blank).  ***********************************************

If you want to participate, please send this information to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Newbie Swap Round 10 <---- PLEASE PUT THIS IS THE SUBJECT LINE OF ALL THE PMs YOU SEND ME
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:(please type it as it would need to be printed on the front of your package)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Can you confirm that you are 13 years of age or older? please do not tell me your age, just say yes/no

1.What sorts of things are you most comfortable crafting?
2.Is there anything that you would really like made for you?
3.Favorite colors?
4.Colors you really don't like?
5.Are there any fabrics/yarns that you cannot stand?
6.Skin or Food Allergies?
7.Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
8.Do you own a dog? a cat? fish? turtles? etc...
9.Are you interested in receiving any type of clothing/socks/slippers?  If so, list your sizes here:
10.Do you have access to a digital camera so that you can take pictures of what you receive and post them in the gallery?
11.Is there anything that you absolutely would not want?
Tell your partner something about yourself.  Please go crazy herethe more info, the better:
***please don't forget to make your first post in the swap thread, put in it that you sent in your questionnaire and why you decided to join in and/or how excited/anxious/happy/thrilled you are to be doing your first swap!!!


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

************************************************

***I will add all new participants into the swap and put "in progress" feedback in their swap profile the following evening after I receive the completed questionnaire and you have made your first post in the swap thread.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2008 09:57:27 AM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008 04:18:41 PM »

Participants/WIST links:
1. kishcrafts (organizer only) www.wists.com/kishcrafts
2. cassiecate57 http://www.wists.com/africanviolin
3. hedgewitch http://www.wists.com/MotherOak
4. Hadassah http://www.wists.com/Hadassah
5. MollyMillions http://wists.com/MollyMillions
6. Jello_zombies_lmfoa
7. bassistcoolidge www.wists.com/bassistcoolidge
8. phnxreign99 http://www.wists.com/phnxreign99
9. vegiegirl http://www.wists.com/vegiegirl
10. franaroon www.wists.com/franaroon
11. sallyb http://www.wists.com/sallyb
12. ShesxCrafty www.wists.com/ShesxCrafty
13. lobsterchicky www.wists.com/lobsterchicky
14. imagreenegg http://www.wists.com/imagreenegg
15. cupcakesorbet http://www.wists.com/Tildette
16. sew_renee http://www.wists.com/sew_renee
17. lindseyt
18. jdb822
19. staciey http://www.wists.com/Stacie
20. kellieperson
21. alisonillustration http://www.wists.com/alisonillustration
22. Riechan http://www.wists.com/Riechan
23. iggy.boy

Partners:

cassiecate57 - Hadassah
Hadassah - cassiecate57

hedgewitch - MollyMillions
MollyMillions - hedgewitch

Jello_zombies_lmfoa - staciey
staciey - Jello_zombies_lmfoa

bassistcoolidge - lobsterchicky
lobsterchicky - bassistcoolidge

sew_renee - vegiegirl
vegiegirl - sew_renee

sallyb - jdb822
jdb822 - sallyb

alisonillustration - iggy.boy
iggy.boy - alisonillustration

franaroon - lindseyt
lindseyt - franaroon

ShesxCrafty - phnxreign99
phnxreign99 - ShesxCrafty

imagreenegg - kellieperson
kellieperson - imagreenegg

cupcakesorbet - Riechan
Riechan - cupcakesorbet
 
« Last Edit: August 02, 2008 03:31:15 PM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 04:19:46 PM »

Links to previous NEWBIES ONLY SWAPS:
Round #2 gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147887.0
Round #3 gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157713.0
Round #4 gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171276.0
Round #5 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180747.0
Round #6 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193098.0
Round #7 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=220442.0
Round #8 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=230676.0

I just wanted to give you some info on a popular thing that craftsters use a lot! It is called a WIST.

What is Wists? Wists is a shopping wishlist service where you can create visual list of things you want or recommend from any online store or website. It works like bookmarking a webpage, except that you get to choose a thumbnail image to associate with your bookmark. you can find out more at www.wists.com
Here is the link to mine. So you can see what a wist looks like.
http://www.wists.com/kishcrafts
I put things in it that I would like to own or have crafted for me in swap. It is a helpful guideline and resource for your partner. They may not make the things on your WIST exactly as they are in the pictures but they can get an idea of what you enjoy and would love to own.
Once you make your WIST you can then add it to your signature under all of your posts here on craftster. Hope you all decide to make a WIST!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 04:44:14 PM »

Mind if an alumni spies on your swap, Kish?  There are always such fun ideas in these swaps!     Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008 04:56:57 PM »

Mind if an alumni spies on your swap, Kish?  There are always such fun ideas in these swaps!     Wink
the graduates always come back! YAY! For sure, spy as much as you want. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008 06:57:13 PM »

i'd love to do a swap. it sounds like fun.
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cassiecate57
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008 07:28:35 PM »

I'm going to sign up. This sounds like where I need to be.

Edit: So I just sent in my info! I listed a TON of stuff about me. I hope others will too!

I'm excited because I have felt that exact anxiety about not sending out as great of a craft as I'd receive. I hope I live up to the expectations.


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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008 08:00:13 PM »

So I really really want to sign up...but I'm also really worried I won't be able to think of anything to do Sad. What if my partner really wants a crocheted purse or something?! Sad I couldn't do something like that. I have one really good idea...but what if my partner doesn't want something like that?? Ahh Sad
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008 08:17:11 PM »

So I really really want to sign up...but I'm also really worried I won't be able to think of anything to do Sad. What if my partner really wants a crocheted purse or something?! Sad I couldn't do something like that. I have one really good idea...but what if my partner doesn't want something like that?? Ahh Sad

I do my best to partner you up with someone that can make at least 1 of the things you would enjoy receiving and vice versa. That's why I ask what kinds of crafting you do and what you might enjoy receiving.

Lots of participants are not super picky about what they will receive and are just happy to be swapping and happy to receive any kind of handcrafted item Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008 12:03:29 AM »

Sign me up!  Just sent you my info!
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