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Topic: STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap (Signup 11/02-11/06; SEND 12/07)  (Read 29098 times)
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« on: November 02, 2009 05:44:03 PM »

STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap (Signup 11/02-11/06; SEND 12/07)

Swap name:  Shop the Swap Community Holiday Appreciation Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: oneredboot
Co-organizer:  AsphaltQueen
Sign-up date range:  11/02-11/06
Date to send item by: 12/07

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  NO
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
- 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
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

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

Details of swap:
This Secret Santa-style swapopen to all current and former members of STSis a chance to build some STS spirit, express our appreciation for this great community, and have a little low-stress holiday funfor whatever winter holiday you celebrate!  

This is a low-stress swap:  we will be swapping one medium and two small items.  According to Craftster, medium and small items are equivalent to the following:
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a set of notecards, a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet, a bookmark)

Extras and spoiling are finejust keep in mind that since this isnt a partner swap, theres no way to ensure that you will be equally spoiled!   Whatever you send, be sure to wrap your items in a holiday fashion.
  
This swap is all about the secret.  Your partner wont know who you are until opening your package.  In turn, you wont know who will be sending to you until you receive.  That means that when you receive your partner's info, you will stalk her in silence.  You must NOT contact your partner and let her know who you are!  And be careful when posting in the STS forum!  

You may reveal yourself in the package you send, or if you prefer, in the gallery thread after your partner posts photos of your package.  As STSers, we might recognize one anothers addresses, so revealing yourself in your package is probably the way to go.  

As for revealing your partner to the group in the forum:  

When you receive, WAIT UNTIL DEC 14 (one week after send-outs) to name the person who sent your package in the thread.  

Or, if you (as a sender) didn't identify yourself in the package you sent, you can reveal your identity in the forum after the 14th.    

In the meantime, feel free to post gallery photos of the package you received.  It's also fine to chatter about who might have sent which package!


As in STS, you must agree to send internationally.  You may not have to, but as in STS, we want to make this an inclusive community!  Since this is a small swap, shipping should not be expensive.

Throughout the swap, you will be expected to:
* PM your group leader (either oneredboot or AsphaltQueen) when you send and when you receive.  Remember NOT to PM your partner!!     If you are sending within your own country, you must have a DC# (delivery confirmation number).  Include the DC in your package sent PM.  If you are sending outside of your country and cannot get a tracking number, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping.
* When you receive, post photographs in the gallery

If you want to participate, PM oneredboot and AsphaltQueen with the following information.  We're keeping the q'nnaire short since most of us have swapped multiple rounds of the STS with each other--and also to keep the swap low-stress!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap  STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name and mailing address, including the country (formatted for mailing)
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
Are you willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (To join, you must be willing):  
Have you read the swap info (in this post) carefully and commit to follow the rules of the swap? (YES/NO)

In which rounds of STS have you participated?  (You only need to list at least one round so that we can verify your participation in that swap!)

URL for your wists:
URL for your blog (if youve got one):

Do you have any allergies?  
Any allergens in your home?

Which winter holiday do you celebrate?
What are your favorite holiday traditions?  
Is it OK to include one or more holiday-themed items in your package?  

What are your favorite colors, materials, or themes?  

For specialized items:
Shirt size?
Wrist size?
Waist measurement?
Foot measurement from toe to heel?
Head measurement?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?  


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 other rules about participating in a swap.

LIST OF APPROVED SWAPPERS:
 
1.   oneredboot
2.   AsphaltQueen
3.   A2K
4.   ptarmic wumpus
5.   sheepblue
6.   Zelda.Suicide
7.   TwiztidBlood
8.   lapoli
9.   corduroy cat
10.  superhooker
11.  sin esperanza
12.  loves2experiment
13.  pseudo_pix
14.  alteredmommy
15.  freestyle
16.  atsuko
17.  Nesse


ONEREDBOOT's swappers (please PM oneredboot when you send / receive):
A2K  SENT / REC
AsphaltQueen SENT / REC
corduroy cat SENT / REC
lapoli SENT / REC
Nesse SENT / REC
pseudo_pix SENT / REC
sheepblue SENT / REC
superhooker SENT / REC
Zelda.Suicide SENT /REC


strike-through = feedback left

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2010 10:43:29 AM by oneredboot » THIS ROCKS   Logged
AsphaltQueen
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009 05:45:52 PM »

AsphaltQueen's group (please pm me and only me when sending and receiving)


strikethrough - feedback left

alteredmommy - SENT/REC
atsuko - SENT/REC
freestyle - SENT
loves2experiment - SENT/REC
oneredboot - SENT/REC
ptarmic wumpus - SENT/REC

sin esperanza - SENT/REC
twiztidblood - -SENT/REC
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 06:07:23 PM »

Ooooh, looks like fun!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 06:19:59 PM »

I just sent out a swap package today via priority. Hope it arrives and I get feedback before this closes!! Super-awesome idea ORB!!
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Zelda.Suicide
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 06:34:40 PM »

Yay!  This is going to be fun!  Cheesy  Filling out my questionaire right now!
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009 06:40:43 PM »

Yay!!  Thanks so much for organizing ORB and AQ!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 06:51:48 PM »

Yay! I can't resist!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009 07:00:09 PM »

Yay!
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009 07:15:41 PM »

oh geez, I was on a self imposed swap fast until I got some stuff around here done......I'll see how my week goes because this sounds like FUN!!!!!! Smiley
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Zelda.Suicide
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2009 07:28:07 PM »

Well, that was thoroughly exhausting to fill out, haha.  I think I got everything in there.   Grin
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