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« on: September 19, 2010 05:55:13 PM »

STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 2 (Signup 09/20-10/04; SEND 11/22)

Swap name:  Shop the Swap Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: oneredboot
Co-organizer:  loves2experiment
Sign-up date range:  09/20-10/04
Date to send items by:  11/22

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!  If you have questions about sizing or other issues, feel free to contact your group leader, who will direct your question to your partner while maintaining your anonymity!  

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 1st 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 AND if your package has been received, you can reveal your identity in the forum after the 1st.    

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 loves2experiment) when you send and when you receive.  Remember NOT to PM your partner!!     Please title your PMs for this swap STS Community Holiday Swap SENT / REC / Question  as appropriate.  If you are sending within your own country, you must have a DC# (delivery confirmation number).  Include the DC in your 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 loves2experiment 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!


Please title your sign-up PM for this swap STS Community Holiday Swap Sign-up and be sure to copy both organizers.  

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 2
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address, including the country (formatted for mailing):
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)

Whats the most recent round of STS that you joined?

URL for your wists:
URL for your blog / etsy favorites / or other useful sites:  

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

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

For specialized items:
Shirt size?
Waist measurement?
Shoe size?
Wrist size?

What is your Super-Secret-Santa Alias? The organizers will use this name in the groups list for extra secrecy; choose something that a) wont reveal your identity and b) is holiday-themedextra points for holiday-craft-themed!
 
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.  loves2experiment
3.  sheepblue
4.  Troublet
5.  mullerslanefarm
6.  corduroy cat
7.  Zelda.Suicide
8.  A2K
9.  freestyle
10. TheSapphireMoon
11. sarahj2001
12. calluna
13. ptarmic wumpus
14.  atsuko
15.  UntouchableFace
16.  Sansa
17.  MissingWillow


GALLERY


MY GROUP
Mrs. SandiClaws
tinselitis
Cookie Nibbler
Crafty Christmas Ornament
Jane Skellington
Guido the Enforcer Elf
Elf Toe
Mogwai
figgy pudding

« Last Edit: October 05, 2010 10:11:33 AM by oneredboot » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010 05:56:37 PM »

My Group of Secret Santas! Cheesy

*  Anti-Static Tinsel

*  Bling Bling Blitzen

*  Blitzen

*  Cinnamon Stick

*  Frantic Late Night Wrapping

*  GingerbreadMeltdown

*  Mrs. Glue-Jingles

*  Popcorn Garland

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010 05:49:04 AM »

WoooHooo! I've sent in my Q! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010 08:38:19 AM »

Ok, I foresee a problem at least for me. I tend to do things in batches, almost obsessively. Is it ok to post some of the extra items in your shop? How do you handle a claim from your swap partner for the items that you are already putting in their package?

I can't reach through the screen and smack them on the hand with a wooden spoon like I do my kids. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010 09:00:26 AM »

Troublet, perhaps it might be better to reserve those extra crafted items for a future round of the STS?   It'll help you retain your identity as that person's secret santa...for just a smidge longer.  Or if you were planning to throw in some items from your shop to spoil your partner, even if she has sent in claims for the items, I'm sure she wouldn't mind extras from you Smiley
That's just my 2 cents though Cheesy



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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010 06:41:00 PM »

Oh man... I thought I was going to be able to get this done tonight but I had forgotten how involved the sign up pm is... moving it over to the notepad and finishing it tomorrow (with a nice big cup of coffee to help me, lol).
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010 08:10:01 AM »

I've been meaning to get mine in as well, but I have not had much time since this week started and still will not until my days off again as I have signed up for OT at work.  Will be sending it in on Friday most likely.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010 08:58:14 AM »

Yay for signups! I miss you guys!
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010 03:58:21 PM »

involved???  what?  the q'nnaire is so short!
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2010 09:54:23 PM »

As soon as I get feedback, I'll be sending in my questionnaire!! Smiley
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