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Topic: Little Visitor Swap Round 9 Winter Vacation(SEND BACK EXTENDED TO JAN 31st)  (Read 27184 times)
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« on: October 26, 2008 05:52:32 PM »

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277354.0

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 9 Winter Vacation
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Co-Organizer: beckashell
Sign-up date range: October 27th- November 2nd
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: November 9th
Send Visitor Back Home: January 12th Extended to JAN 21st!!!
 
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): YES 26
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
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 TWO months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 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

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
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

Round 6: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152786.0
Round 6 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157312.0

Round 7: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172134.msg1765863#msg1765863
Round 7 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174967.0

Round 8: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237042.0
Round 8 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.0

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by November 9th, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT  Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contact is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV Visit is over.

You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Once you recieve your LV, 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 at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. (If anyone is going to have a problem with the 15 printed pictures please let me know when you sign up!!) I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of.  I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of  your Little Visitor. You are also required to send 5 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip.  The souvenirs 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 LV home by January 12th.  I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LV's as many holiday excursions as possible!  If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

To Reiterate:
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by November 9th
*Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
*Take your LV around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
*Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
*Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by January 12th


IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.

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 LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones
- 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 LV that Is poseable (this is just a suggestion, most will not be posable, and that is ok)
- 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!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet 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, please put LV SWAP ROUND 9 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts) AND the co organizer (beckashell). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap. DO NOT BCC OR CC her, I must see in the PM that you included both of us in the PM "sent to" spot!!!

The only things I will take into consideration when pairing partners up are
:
1. willingness to ship outside of your own country
2. allergies and/or pets
3. making sure to not send you a LV from your surrounding area
*4. I will also *try* to get you a LV the size that you prefer

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 9 Winter Vacation
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 13 year of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV 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 LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any requests (not guaranteed!) of what size LV you'd like?
Any requests you have regarding who you'd like to be paired up with? (No promises)
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you plan on doing a digital or paper scrapbook/journal?
Would you prefer to receive a digital or paper scrapbook/journal?
Do you think you be sending a CD with extra pictures?
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST?
BLOG?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)
Will you be making your first post in the thread immediately after sending in this questionnaire?
Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts) AND the co organizer (beckashell). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap. DO NOT BCC OR CC her, I must see in the PM that you included both of us in the PM "sent to" spot!!!

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009 11:01:15 AM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008 05:53:09 PM »

Partners List

kishcrafts - rira
ghilie - Hollistercobabe
beckashell - Destined To Fail
drinkdrankdrunk - ckchan
DIY ho - FunkyMonkeyDesigns
myklia - tcha345
beckster - shelichan
gwin - magpie_eyes
Heffer Joo Bug - LizzieMcGuire
turbo_mom - KiwiDragons
Lunamione - wildfyre
Lolly Trolley - kjlutz
cocorific - FruityLoops
mommmythemaid - celticgoddess
celticgoddess - prin
prin - mommythemaid




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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008 05:53:38 PM »

The LV's so far:

kishcrafts is sending Sheena, the punk rock mouse
Currently resides in the USA
2nd trip


beckashell is sending Gus
Currently resides in the USA
2nd trip


FruityLoops is sending Super Monkey:
Currently resides in the UK
2nd trip


turbo_mom is sending a parrot named ________
Currently resided in Canada
1st trip


Lolly Trolley is sending Sophie
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


Lunamione is sending ESME-ALICE
Currently resides in Australia


Wildfyre is sending a female spider named ______
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


kjlutz will be sending Ellie
Currently resides in Canada
2nd trip


Shelichan is sending Pixikins (a cotton candy bear)
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


ghilie is sending Hot Pants Lance
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


tcha345 is sending Steve
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


DIY ho is sending AJ
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


beckster is sending a monkey
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


KiwiDragons is sending Machida Monkey
Currently resides in the USA
2nd Trip


ckchan is sending Sam
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


Hollistercobabe is sending Tapey
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip
Tapey


myklia is sending Douglee Puglee

Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


Cocorific is sending Lilac
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


Destined To Fail is sending Hunni
Currently resides in Canada
1st trip


Heffer Joo Bug is sending a cow named Roxy
Currently resides in
1st trip


LizzieMcGuire is sending Lotte
Currently resides in
1st trip


rira is sending Leon
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip


gwin is sending Frederik
Currently resides in
1st trip


magpie_eyes is sending Captain Highliner
Currently resides in
1st trip


FunkyMonkeyDesigns is sending Moca
Currently resides in
1st trip


drinkdrankdrunk is sending Galvin
Currently resides in the USA
2nd trip
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008 06:21:29 PM »

MINE!  (reserved for co-organizer stuff...)

Participants List... (again)

The following swappers should have "in progress" feedback for this swap.

1. kishcrafts
2. beckashell
3. cocorific
4. FruityLoops
5. Lolly Trolley
6. DIY ho
7. Heffer Joo Bug
8. FunkyMonkeyDesigns
9. turbo_mom
10. drinkdrankdrunk
11. Lunamione
12. kjlutz
13. Wildfyre
14. LizzieMcGuire
15. Shelichan
16. gwin
17. ghilie
18. Hollistercobabe
19. beckster
20. Destined To Fail
21. ckchan
22. KiwiDragons
23. rira
24. magpie_eyes
25. myklia
26. tcha345
27. oldprin
28. mommythemaid
29. celticgoddess
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008 06:35:48 PM »

Gus is going a-travelling again!! He's very excited. He hasn't left my room in months.

Gus in Arizona during the last LV swap.
Photo credit: ckchan

THANKS Kish for starting this again!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008 12:32:12 AM »

Yey LV swap Cheesy  I'm taking the questionnaire to work with me to fill in today, and I shall have to have a biiiig think about who i send this year!  Super Monkey is very eager for another trip but everyone else was so jealous of his last trip that they wanna go!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008 02:58:50 AM »

Oh, I really hope you will make this swap again later! Im doing 5 swaps now, and neither of them will end til the last day to sign-up for this one...

Oh, well, but as it seems like an popular swap (round 9), I will cross my fingers that it comes back again! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008 08:03:00 AM »

I'm going to start working on the questionnaire soon...

I'm pretty sure I am sending Ellie again (although that may make some others very jealous). 

I'm so excited for this swap, and can't wait to include a LV in whatever Christmas celebrations may bring...
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008 08:59:58 AM »

What fun! Now all I have to do is pick which of my lovlies to send on a vacation, they are all climbing over one another "pick me!" pick me!" Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008 09:32:33 AM »

Yay!  I loved this swap so much.  I gotta go figure out who to send and clear a spot in my swap plate.  Smiley

Baby Smiley had a ton of fun, but he made a ton of others jealous.  Tongue

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