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« on: January 05, 2011 06:21:27 PM »

GALLERY: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0

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 entire swap.  

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!

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 13
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: beckashell
Co-Organizer: ckchan
Sign-up date range: Jan 6 Jan 13th, 2010
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Wed, Jan 19th
Send Visitor Back Home: Monday, March 28th, 2010

Limited to a certain number of people?: Yes, 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 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 months: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- 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, understand 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

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: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275519.0
Round 9 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277354.0

Round 10: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305650.0
Round 10 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

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

Round 12: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346817.0
Round 12 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203



LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by January 19th, 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.

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


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 less than a week after partners are matched up.
Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery at LEAST ONCE A WEEK the swap organizers WILL be checking this. If you are going to be away please let us AND your partner know. Failure to check in WILL be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

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 type thing. 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 March 28th.  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:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by Jan 19th
*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!
*Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
*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 March 28th



IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR 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 13 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizers (beckashell and ckchan) . 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
*4. I will also *try* to get you a LV the size that you prefer

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 13
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?
Name of LV:
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.)
Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:
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 (beckashell) and co-organizer (ckchan). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


 Cheesy PARTICIPANTS  Cheesy

1. beckashell
2. ckchan
3. threadbanger <------ Welcome first time swapper! Smiley
4. NatACT
5. kirstilynne
6. lacey0828
7. Miss_Evil_Penguin
8. Bexster
9. Tygermane
10. SpookyPooky
11. LolaandBean
12. hockamama
13. Kittymom13
14. phoenixfiredesigns
15. koalascout
16. icebyrd67
17. Foxy Sam
18. xiphigirlie
19. Miss Smith <------ Welcome first time swapper! Smiley
20. Smeddley
21. oxynitrate
22. bellyjewel

« Last Edit: March 21, 2011 07:07:23 PM by beckashell » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011 06:21:56 PM »

Partners!  Cheesy Cheesy

beckashell (Gus) <---> NatACT (Bubbles)

ckchan (Millie) <---> Foxy Sam (Trevor)

phoenixfiredesigns (Alfred) <---> SpookyPooky (Harold)

threadbanger (Carlisle) <---> LolaandBean (Lilya)

bellyjewel (Trent) <---> koalascout (Mel)

Smeddley (Dee Bunny) <---> Tygermane (Gred & Forge)

lacey0828 (Tawd) <---> Miss_Evil_Penguin (Moose's friends TBA)

Miss Smith (Alfie) <---> Kittymom13 (Patsy)

hockamama (Tuesday Grace) <---> Bexster (Gruffalo's friend TBA)

oxynitrate (Tolee) <---> xiphigirlie (TBA)

icebyrd67 (Oni) <---> kirstilynne (Yhetti)


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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011 09:03:25 PM »

The LV's so far:

beckashell is sending Gus the turkey
Currently resides in Australia
5th trip



ckchan is sending Millie the friendly bunny
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip, 5th time host parent



threadbanger is sending Carlisle the Emperor Penguin
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



NatACT is sending Bubble the jellyfish
Currently resides in Australia
1st trip



kirstilynne is sending Yhetti
Canada
1st trip



lacey0828 is sending Tawd
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



Miss_Evil_Penguin is sending Moose and his pet Mr P. Ickles
Currently resides in the UK
1st trip



Bexster is sending Gruffy the Gruffalo
Currently resides in the UK
1st trip



Tygermane is sending Fred & George Weasley (in cat form)
Currently resides in the USA
2nd trip



SpookyPooky is sending Harold the Yeti
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



Lolaandbean is sending Lilya the monster
Currently resides in the USA
*photo coming soon*


Kittymom13 is sending Patsy the mutant tree frog
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



hockamama is sending Tuesday Grace the little piggie
Currently resides in the USA
2nd trip



phoenixfiredesigns is sending Alfred the elephant
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



koalascout is sending Mel the koala
Currently resides in the USA
4th trip



FoxySam is sending Trevor Green the tiny traveling teddy
Currently resides in New Zealand
1st trip



Miss Smith is sending Alfie the lion
Currently resides in New Zealand
1st trip



Smeddley is sending Dee Bunny the dust bunny
Currently resides in the USA
1st trip



oxynitrate is sending Tolee the koala
Currently resides in Canada
1st trip
« Last Edit: January 12, 2011 10:41:50 PM by beckashell » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011 10:30:16 PM »

This is Carlisle, the Emporer Penguin.  He's already making his packing list.



Oh...and Eli the Burmese Python.  I kindly explained to Eli that 12-foot pythons don't fit in shipping boxes, but he still wanted to be in the picture.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011 11:10:43 PM »

Gosh darn it. I had decided to not do any swaps this year but this is something I really wanna do. I will think about it all tomorrow and decide if I can swing it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011 04:46:04 AM »

Ever since I found out about LV I've been waiting for a new round to start, but this isn't the best time for me  Embarrassed Might there be another round in the summer, when I could do it?
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011 05:11:59 AM »

Gosh darn it. I had decided to not do any swaps this year but this is something I really wanna do. I will think about it all tomorrow and decide if I can swing it.  Cheesy

You know you want to, plus it's such an EASY swap! Who doesn't want a little friend to carry around and take photos of all day? Plus I feel that this swap really needs a teeny tiny yeti...  Cheesy

But if you're too busy, maybe we'll see you next round.

Ever since I found out about LV I've been waiting for a new round to start, but this isn't the best time for me  Embarrassed Might there be another round in the summer, when I could do it?
I'm sorry the timing doesn't work out for you! There's a good chance there will be another LV round in the summer - we usually have 2 per year.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011 06:46:14 AM »



This is Yhetti, I just signed up and wanted to get him posted before I go to work! Smiley Hopefully my request to participate is accepted!

He has not been in a swap yet, this is his first time traveling with Craftster, but he is a traveling Yhetti and I've sent him to Disney with friends, Hawaii with my brother, and he came on a trip to Alberta with my family!

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011 06:49:55 AM »

This time around doesn't work for me, but I will watch for everyone's adventures (sometimes real life commitments need to come before LV Swaps sadly).
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011 07:00:14 AM »

Plus I feel that this swap really needs a teeny tiny yeti...  Cheesy

You are an evil genius! Because that was my plan if I joined, and I that just prompted me to sign up. I will fill out and send the survey when I get home for my lunch break. Smiley
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