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« on: May 19, 2009 12:30:48 PM »

This is a LONG swap. Please understand that I don't want anyone to go MIA, so you are required to check in and post in this thread once a week for the next 15 weeks.

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 10
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Co-Organizer: n/a
Sign-up date range: May 19th-May 26th or until 24 participants have signed up
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: May 29th
Send Visitor Back Home: Sept 8th
 
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24
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

Round 9:
Round 9 Gallery:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 29th, 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 4 days after partners are matched up.

Once you receive your LV, show them around!  You should visit at least 10 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/diary 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 Sept 8th.  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 May 29th
*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 Spet 8th


IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR 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. ALL LV's must be UNDER 10 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- 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 10 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

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

Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 10
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.?
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?
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)
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 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 have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 5 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
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)

Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

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

Another change: the gallery will be like all the other swap galleries. We are no longer doing the mini galleries.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2009 09:42:24 PM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 12:31:10 PM »

name = feedback has been given
name = received
name = sent
name = both
name = contact me immediately

PARTNERS:
Wildfyre - FruityLoops
FruityLoops - Wildfyre


tcha345 - koalascout
koalascout - tcha345

Slingmomma - Lmcbride
Lmcbride - Slingmomma


drinkdrankdrunk - kjlutz
kjlutz- drinkdrankdrunk

KiwiDragons - Lunamione
Lunamione - KiwiDragons

ptarmic wumpus - Jenna_Gayle
Jenna_Gayle - ptarmic wumpus

Avian Flight - littlebiskit
littlebiskit - Avian Flight

jrain - vamping
vamping - jrain

hockamama - BonBabbu
BonBabbu - hockamama

sg1psychopath - moawk
moawk - sg1psychopath

EssHaych - Transatlanticism
Transatlanticism - EssHaych


PirateColey - malisha
malisha - PirateColey




Participants:

1. kishcrafts (organizer only)
2. Wildfyre
3. tcha345
4. kjlutz
5. drinkdrankdrunk
6. KiwiDragons
7. littlebiskit
8. Transatlanticism
9. Avian Flight
10. Lmcbride
11. BonBabbu
12. malisha
13. PirateColey
14. vamping
15. hockamama
16. moawk
17. Slingmomma (nnew)
18. Lunamione
19. sg1psychopath
20. EssHaych
21. Jenna_Gayle
22. FruityLoops
23. jrain
24. ptarmic wumpus*
25. koalascout
« Last Edit: October 15, 2009 09:13:54 AM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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Wildfyre
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 12:46:19 PM »

Yay!! I sent my info in  Grin

Here is my LV - Ms Morel-
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 12:50:02 PM »

Hmmmmmm... this sounds interesting!  I'll have to think about this one!
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 12:52:03 PM »

Thanks for organising Kish! I'm so sad I can't join in, but i'll help you again next round when I've set up a home base.
Let me know if you want help beforehand though. I don't leave the country till June 8.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 02:00:55 PM »

Thanks so much for doing this Kish. 

Info Sent. 

I will post a picture once it is sunny enough to get a good shot. 


Just curious, is there a reason we aren't doing mini galleries this time?  No worries if it's just a preference thing...
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 02:39:38 PM »

I just sent in my info and I'm super down and excited!

This is the picture I used for the winter round, so he's in his scarf. But I think we can get past that.



That's Galvin! He's wicked excited and so am I!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 03:26:36 PM »

Hmmm, I don't have my info saved anywhere but my home computer.  I'll probably send it in tonight when I get home, provided there are still spots left.   Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009 04:48:01 PM »

Just curious, is there a reason we aren't doing mini galleries this time?  No worries if it's just a preference thing...

I think it was decided to not do them because I got a bit of feedback about ppl not liking not getting the notifications of new pics/posts. If you all really want them we can do it but I was going on what I heard after last round. We can discuss it until sign ups are over and then decide then what we all want. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 05:01:52 PM »


I'm totally in on this one. Will have to craft someone up this week and then send in my info. LV swaps were the reason I finally broke down and stopped lurking on Craftster. Wink
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