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Topic: Little Visitor 11 Winter Edition - CLOSED - EXTENDED to (2/12/2010)  (Read 37659 times)
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« on: October 11, 2009 10:04:17 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.

Reserve Your Mini Galleries Now!!
Little Visitor 11 Gallery

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 11
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ckchan
Co-Organizer: Slingmomma
Sign-up date range: October 11th-May October 18th or until 24 participants have signed up
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: October 23rd
Send Visitor Back Home: January 31st, 2010 (EXTENDED to 2/12,2010 for those that need it)
 
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/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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES/NO

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

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 October 23rd, 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 January 31st, 2009.  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 October 23rd.
*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 31st.


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 11 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizers (ckchan and slingmomma) . 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 11
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 (ckchan) and co-organizer (Slingmomma)
. 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

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010 11:18:33 AM by ckchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009 10:05:17 PM »

Approved Swappers:

1.ckchan
2.Slingmomma
3. beckashell & Gus
4.AlishaMisha & lamb
5.kevsbabe29
6.Heffer Joo Bug
7.Ppcakes
8. Malisha
9. Wildfyre
10.spectrumsparksie & Orty
11.Laoghaire*Welcome first time swapper!!*
12.Shelina
13.KiwiDragons & Zazie
14.meganlorraine
15.katara
16.heath_face & Icebox
17.sg1psychopath
18.A2K
19.lovething
20.theatreorchid
21.Kjlutz
22.Mojen
23.FruityLoops
24.MarthasAlterEgo

Partners:

Slingmomma's Group

ckchan --- Wildfyre

beckashell ---  Malisha

AlishaMisha --- heath_face

kevsbabe29 --- meganlorraine

Heffer Joo Bug --- Laoghaire

Ppcakes --- sg1psychopath


ckchan's group

Slingmomma --- KiwiDragons

spectrumsparksie --- A2K

Shelina --- Kjlutz

katara --- FruityLoops

lovething --- theatreorchid

Mojen --- MarthasAlterEgo



« Last Edit: October 18, 2009 09:30:40 PM by ckchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009 09:25:37 AM »

I am so excited I just sent in my info woo hoo and Tigger is doing a jig I am waiting for him to realize he has to be put in a box.....The postal service will never be the same.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009 10:08:34 AM »

I forgot to mention i signed up last night Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009 11:40:15 AM »

I'm excited to get my LV done and sent out!! Will be a cute bunny!! Whichever LV I get will get to see LOTS of snow when they visit Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009 11:59:21 AM »

Here as well! Actually, we are suppose to get snow tonight and Thursday! (I'm on the coast of Maine)

As for the LV visiting me (for those of you not on the discussion board), it will be traveling between Maine, Massachusetts (where my boyfriend resides), and Florida (Orlando[airport], Miami[airport] and Walt Disney World[where I am celebrating my 21st birthday)! There is also a big chance it may make a trip or two to Providence, RI since that is where I attended college and I still visit friends.

I am sending a lamb. I was going to make an ami but I found my lamb Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009 12:16:03 PM »

Welcome kevsbabe29 and AlishaMisha!

I've updated people's profiles.  Please let me know if I've missed you!
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009 12:44:26 PM »

I dont think i will get to do it, but this sounds like SO much fun! humm, i think i would have to end up making one to send...as i dont own many stuffies Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009 01:20:27 PM »

Awl any LV will have a blast with you!!!! I am sending Tigger he would love to go everywhere with you...hint hint....lol
ckchan thank you I am really excited I have wanted to host a LV for a while now.  My friend had one in the last round and I had fun with her and him.



Here as well! Actually, we are suppose to get snow tonight and Thursday! (I'm on the coast of Maine)

As for the LV visiting me (for those of you not on the discussion board), it will be traveling between Maine, Massachusetts (where my boyfriend resides), and Florida (Orlando[airport], Miami[airport] and Walt Disney World[where I am celebrating my 21st birthday)! There is also a big chance it may make a trip or two to Providence, RI since that is where I attended college and I still visit friends.

I am sending a lamb. I was going to make an ami but I found my lamb Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009 01:51:12 PM »

I have just sent my questionaire in, so excited about this swap I did the winter round last year and had so much fun..............wa-hoo :-)  Sending a new LV this time, a little smaller as Roxy is quite large. So gonna be sending 'Alfie' the cow.
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