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Topic: Little Visitor Swap Round 12-Summer Fun!(S/U to 5/13/10; S/O 5/21/10) CLOSED!  (Read 27221 times)
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« on: May 07, 2010 10:09:19 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 three months.  

I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, very late sending, ill-communication, lack of DC #'s, etc. I may refuse you. I want this to be a flake-free swap!


Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203


Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 12 - Summer Fun!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ckchan
Co-Organizer: beckashell
Sign-up date range: May 7th to May 13th
Partner will be posted by May 14th
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: May 21st
Send Visitor Back Home: August 23rd

 
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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, 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 11:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324176.msg3741893#msg3741893
Round 11 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324859.msg3750728#msg3750728

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 21st, 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 August 23rd, 2010.  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 21st
*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 August 23rd.



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 12 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizers (ckchan and beckashell) . 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 12 - Summer Fun!
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 (beckashell). 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: May 18, 2010 03:43:08 PM by ckchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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ckchan
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010 10:10:04 PM »

Participants:
1. ckchan - US, AZ
2. beckashell - Australia
3. wildfyre - US, WA
4. PirateColey - US, MI
5. EssHaych - England
6. SaralaAnne - US, IA
7. heath_face - US, VA
8. AlishaMisha - US, ME
9. sweety28303 - US, NC
10. katara - South Africa
11. Bexster - UK
12. magpie_eye - Canada
13. Oops Creations - US, MA
14. EvilRachel - Canada
15. zigg13pra - US, TX
16. efirechild - US, TX
17. thebakersgirl - US, TX
18. Tygermane - US, OR
19. koalascout - US, GA
20. tehbunnykins - US, AR
21. kjlutz - Canada
22. bethiej78 - US, NJ
23. pkwj - US, MI
24. antidote - Germany
25. Transatlanticism - US, MN
26. tracey87 - US, CA
« Last Edit: May 12, 2010 10:09:02 PM by ckchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. "

I'm a roller derby girl! 

Wists: http://www.wists.com/ckchan
My New Blog!!: http://bobango.blogspot.com
ckchan
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010 10:10:57 PM »

PARTNERS!!!

Group A Responds to ckchan

beckashell <---> EssHaych
zigg13pra <---> SaralaAnne
thebakersgirl <---> pkwj
efirechild <---> sweety28303
transatlanticism <---> Oops Creations
EvilRachel <---> tehbunnykins

Group B Responds to Beckashell


AlishaMisha <---> heath_face
wildfyre <---> kjlutz
ckchan <---> antidote
PirateColey <---> tracey87
katara <---> bethiej78
tygermane <---> Bexster
koalascout <---> Magpie_eye
« Last Edit: May 14, 2010 10:28:44 AM by ckchan » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010 10:22:23 PM »

Awesome! I've always wanted to do one of these! I'm going to sign up for this sometime next week. I want to make sure I have something that fits the description of a LV before I sign up. (All my stuffed animals are still at my folks.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 10:34:47 PM »

yay! Signing up now.  Cheesy Cheesy

My goal is to one day have a whole shelf of Gus's photo albums. He's doing pretty well so far Tongue

Here's Gus, with the photo I use of him every time. Taken by ckchan.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010 10:43:36 PM by beckashell » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wildfyre
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010 11:45:01 PM »

Whoo hoo! I just sent in my info. I'm sending Bullseye from my very first round of this swap (I think it was round 7).

A bad pic of him hanging out with my tomato plants :-)
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010 12:14:24 AM »

Bullseye? From TS2? The toy i've been desperately wanting to own since the movie came out?? [The Disney store closed in Australia and I haven't seen the toys ANYWHERE!]

I don't think you should get partnered up with me for fear of never having your LV return home Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010 06:50:53 AM »

Alright- I'm in! Sent in my info already!

I'll be sending Piccolo II. The original Piccolo went to Mexico last summer and looks super-cute in her Mexican outfit. So, I'm going to make a second version (maybe in a different color) to send this summer. I've decided it'd be neat to end up with a collection of Piccolos, each wearing an outfit representing the area they traveled to. lol. Totally dorky, right?  Roll Eyes

I have several trip to my family's cabin in the woods planed... and I'll be up at/near one of the Great Lakes in July. Right before we're scheduled to send back our Renaissance Festival will start, so I might be able to squeeze in a trip there. My visitor will be able to help with our garage sale, go fishing, take a day trip to a local touristy German town, and whatever else I can think of. I'll have to start a list of ideas!

Oh- Piccolo is a small mouse. I'll dig out the pattern and make P2 this week and post a picture. I'm super-excited for this swap!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010 07:04:43 AM »

Bullseye? From TS2? The toy i've been desperately wanting to own since the movie came out?? [The Disney store closed in Australia and I haven't seen the toys ANYWHERE!]

I don't think you should get partnered up with me for fear of never having your LV return home Cheesy

Yes the very same Bullseye Smiley Well if we get partnered up I'll just have to send two of them - that way I'll get one back lol
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010 07:06:28 AM »

Alright- I'm in! Sent in my info already!

I'll be sending Piccolo II. The original Piccolo went to Mexico last summer and looks super-cute in her Mexican outfit. So, I'm going to make a second version (maybe in a different color) to send this summer. I've decided it'd be neat to end up with a collection of Piccolos, each wearing an outfit representing the area they traveled to. lol. Totally dorky, right?  Roll Eyes

Oh I love it! I remember Piccolo - she got a poncho, right?
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