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Topic: Newbie Swap Round 14! (signups Sept 9-23/2010 Send out Oct 25/2010)CLOSED!  (Read 17154 times)
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« on: September 09, 2010 12:26:22 PM »

Gallery!!

Swap name: Newbie Swap Round 14
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Sign-up date range: September 9 - 23 or until FULL
Date to send item by: October 25, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 + me.  I will only be organizing

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement?  No age requirement other than Craftster Swap rules, but you must be able to purchase craft supplies and send out on time.

Swap Organizer 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
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES (This must be your first swap to be eligible to participate.)
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

To join this swap, you must:

 - have a minimum of 15 posts
 - be a member of Craftster for at least 1 month
 - have never been in a Craftster swap before
 - are not in a Craftster swap right now


Details of swap: (this part is thanks to kishcrafts)
Heres the deal:  I know that there are a lot of you who think that swapping sounds like fun, youre tempted to try, but then, you chicken out.  You think, what if my crafting isnt as good as my partner's?  What if I screw up?  What if I dont understand how to do this no matter how many times Ive read the swapping guidelines?  So many what ifs!  This is your opportunity to get your feet wet in the swapping pool with folks that are in the same boat!  This is your chance to ask all of the questions that youve ever needed answers to! Everyone will be brand new swappers, so no one should feel like they are asking silly questions or feel like they don't have enough experience. Some really amazing things came from the previous newbie swaps and some new friends were made.  So, come on inthe waters fine!  I will be your guide through the world of swapping.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout this swap, please PM me or post in the forum!  There are some rules that must be followed in order to have an optimal swapping experience.  Some are Craftster's rules, some are mine. If you feel that you cannot abide by the rules of this swap please don't join!!

My rules:
1. Once you have been accepted into the swap, you must post to the thread with a brief bio.  No details such as last names or addresses of course.
2.  You must post at least once per week in the thread.  When we move over to the gallery, you must continue to post once per week until you and your partner have both sent and received.  Failure to do so will result in a 'poor communication' comment in your feedback. If you signup but do not post in the thread in a timely manner, I reserve the right to drop you from the swap.
3.  You must communicate with your partner.  If I receive notification from your partner that you are out of communication, this will result in a 'poor communication' comment in your feedback.
4.  When sending pm's to me, please label them as 'Newbie Swap Round 14' in the subject line.
5.  Posting photos in the gallery is a rule of this swap.  Failure to do so will result in a comment in your feedback of 'did not complete swap requirements'.

Feedback:
Feedback will not be given until both partners have sent and received.


Craftster's Rules:

1.  If sending within the US, you must use a Delivery Confirmation Number (DC#).  If outside of the US, please get a receipt.  The DC# and/or receipt must be sent to the organizer and your partner.

2.  When you receive your swap package, you must notify both myself and your partner and post photos in the gallery.

You will be crafting 1 medium and 2 smalls for your partner.  If you want to send more, please discuss this with your partner.  A guide to size:  
medium 2-3 hours  and a small is less than 2 hours.

Things to keep in mind:
The more flexible you are in the questionnaire, the easier it will be to match you up with a partner.


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name (both first and last name)
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

Have you read and understand all the swap's rules (mine AND Craftster's?)

What sorts of things are you most comfortable crafting?

Is there anything that you would really like made for you?

Favorite colors?

Least favorite colors?

Any skin or food allergies?

Are there any smokers or animals in your house?

Are you interested in clothing/socks/slippers?  If so, please list sizes here:

Do you have access to a digital camera and promise to take and post photos in the gallery?

Is there anything that you absolutely do not want?

Do you have a wist or blog?  If so, list here:

Tell your partner something about yourself here:


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Participants

1.   alteredmommy - organizing only
2.   Meilan Firaga USA
3.   OrangeKnickers USA
4.   FelisPixelus USA
5.   windgie79 USA
6.   crafty01_87 USA
7.   p.kok Slovenia
8.   napolitana Argentina
9.   kat faerie USA
10. Ashley G. USA
11. cricket416 Canada
12. LoeyD USA
13. Earthie USA
14. LadyUranus USA
15. Kitty_Catty Australia
16. thefett  Canada
17. Kiimmmmyy  USA


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Partners

LadyUranus < > Earthie
LoeyD < > kat faerie
kiimmmmyy < > Orangeknickers
Meilan Firaga < > crafty01_87  <> smittenheart (replacement partner)
kitty_catty < > cricket416
napolitana < > AshleyG.
p.kok < > windgie79
thefett < > FelisPixelus



Gallery for the last round (Newbie Swap round 13)  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353599.0

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010 12:26:58 PM »

reserved just in case Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010 03:22:09 PM »

Welcome to our first Newbie swapper, Meilan Firaga! 

If there are any questions that anyone "on the fence" has about joining their first swap, post here in the thread and I'll do my best to give you the info you need Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010 06:10:47 PM »

I have a question about the size of the objects. I saw that it lists the amount of time that it should take to complete a medium or small, but are there any example or suggestions of what a small and medium would be?
Also, I checked out the newbie swap 13 gallery, and I am a little intimidated by the cool stuff I saw.  Undecided

How often do newbie swaps happen? I'm thinking that maybe this is something that I should wait to do until I am home for X mas or spring break. (whenever the next newbie swap happens..)
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010 06:48:35 PM »

Size of items is pretty subjective, here is what the Swap FAQ says about size guidelines:

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By Size
-Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Large = $30 or more
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Remember, the important thing is that you and your partner agree.  If you want to make each other a purse for a shawl, go ahead.  Just make sure you're being fair, you communicate with your partner and you meet the guidelines outlined in the Swap Guide as well as additional guidelines setup by the Organizer of the particular swap. Think to yourself with each item you include: would this seem like a large item to me if I received it, or is it more on the medium or small side? Obviously, each project is different.  These are just suggestions. Send something that you are proud of and that you would be happy to receive.

The newbie swaps happen quite regularly but I can't say for sure exactly what date the next one will be. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010 08:02:37 PM »

I'm so excited to be starting this swap!  Smiley  I haven't had time to run through the old galleries yet, but I'm hoping to do so before the night is up.

Anyway, my name is Caitlin (or Mei, if we're going by username).  I'm 22 and have been crafting various different things for as long as I can remember.  Of course, crochet scarves and such are a bit more complicated than the painted coffee cans I started with.  XD  Hm...I always feel that I do so terribly with bios.  I'm a huge nerd of the Pokemon-Lord of the Rings-Harry Potter-d20 variety.  Actually, there are very few nerdy things that I'm not interested in--proven by the fact that I recently finished my Bachelor's degree in Digital Entertainment and Game Design.  Even my career is going to be nerdy.  *facepalm*

Umm...I can't really think of much else to say other than that I spend a lot of time writing (which is most certainly not obvious by my complete inability to write out my own bio). 
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010 08:26:53 AM »

Thanks for jumping in and posting your bio Meilan Firaga!  Congratulations on your degree!  

I'm a 47 year old, married for 26 years mom of 3 older kids, 2 dogs and a giant cat.  Mixed media collage and altered art are my obsessions, although I dabble in many other crafts like jewelry, sewing, knitting, felting, book making and hopefully spinning someday soon Wink  I've been involved in Craftster for almost 5 years and a swap mod for the last year.  My home is in a large town in the boonies of Northern Alberta Canada, where deer and moose like to eat my front yard, summers are short and winters are very cold.  And there is no real craft store so I'm forced to keep 3 craft rooms....2 for supplies and 1 to work in.  Its a hardship I tell you Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010 08:29:28 AM »

Welcome to OrangeKnickers and FelisPixelus!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010 02:02:08 PM »

Ok, here is my bio.  Im 31, married with no children yet.  I have two cats that are total furbabies.  I moved from California to North Carolina (USA) almost 2 years ago, but I am definitely a California girl at heart.  I love to act and sing, adore musical theater, and am in the process of writing a novel.  I used to paint a lot, but its been awhile.  I've sewn several costumes in the past, and am now getting into sewing my own clothes.  I love all things mythical and magical.  I've been artistic and crafty for as long as I can remember and have dabbled in a lot of different techniques.

I'm excited to be involved in my first swap! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010 09:52:04 AM »

I'm excited for everyone's first swap too, I still remember how much fun it was to find the world of swapping!! 
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