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Topic: I <3 the Dollar Store Swap (sign ups: 4/26-5/15, send outs 6/30)  (Read 6512 times)
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« on: April 26, 2011 08:54:22 AM »

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Swap name: I <3 the Dollar Store Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SMLounsbury
Sign-up date range: April 27th through May 15th, 2011
Date to send item by: June 30th, 2011
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country? n/a
Additional Age requirement? 18 or older
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
- 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 18 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

Details of swap:
With the global economy tanking, Id be willing to venture that most of us have been to a dollar store in the last year (or if youre like me, three times a week).  There are so many goodies to be found and for cheap!  This swap is to embrace your inner frugal diva and design some killer crafts from dollar store goodies.

1. The dollar amount spent at your dollar store should be between $10-$15 for the crafted items.  No exceptions.  Receipts must be sent or scanned and sent.
2.  You are only allowed to go to actual dollar stores for your supplies.  I know Walmart/Target/Michaels/AC Moore/Joanns have dollar sections but for this swap, they are prohibited.
3.  Everything must be purchased new.  No upcycling vintage items UNLESS you can find them at your dollar store.  Mine has vintage shirts every once in a great while.
4.  Notions and supplies such as thread, glue, scissors, etc., ARE allowed to be used in the construction of your item but the bulk of each crafted item must be from the dollar store.
5.  Spoiling is not required but it is always nice.  Should you choose to spoil, this should be in addition to the dollar amount required to be spent on the actual crafted.  There is some NEAT stuff at the dollar store.

Your package:
Im going to follow last years example with required items.  I am requiring TWO crafted items but encouraging you to make as many dollar store goodies as you can with the amount you are to spend.  Please discuss the size of your package with your partner.  


Additional rules to ensure everything goes smoothly and we all have fun (adapted from last years DS swap)

I am reserving the right to refuse any crafter who has poor communication and/or late send-outs for previous swaps!  
-When sending PM's, please include I <3 the Dollar Store in your message so I can keep them all together.  
-Please post an update in the forum weekly once partners have been assigned.  You don't have to write more than your crafting progress (Medium 50%, Small 0%) if you don't want to.  People who post weekly are less likely to flake, and no one likes flakers! Also, talk to your partner! Have fun and make a new friend.
-DC#'s must be purchased when you ship. Please PM me when you send your package, including the DC#, and copy the message to your partner.  If you will be shipping late, you MUST notify both myself AND your partner prior to the original send out date.  
-When you receive, please PM me,  and copy the message to your partner.  
-I will set up a gallery once the first person has shipped.  Please post pictures when your package arrives.  Your partner put a lot of work into crafting for you!  They deserve a little recognition!! Your feedback may be delayed if you don't post pictures promptly. If you stated in your questionnaire that you have access to a camera and don't post pictures that will be noted in your feedback.

If you have any questions about any of this feel free to PM me

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

Name of swap: Dollar Store Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Are you willing to ship outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (yes/no):
I have read and understand the Swap Info Guide:
List any allergies you have:
List all allergens in your home/crafting environment (pets, smoke, etc.)

What type of crafts can you do?
What type of crafts do you especially admire?
What type of crafts are you not into?
Would you prefer useful, fun or decorative?
Is there anything you would like to avoid at the dollar store?



Is there anything else youd like your partner to know?:

1. SMLounsbury
2. OrangeKnickers
3. Miss Barbara - Pending feedback
4. leeska
5. VegasZombie
6. dopey_44
7. catango
9. h-chan
10. yzzilnoaj
11.  hautedogclothing
12.  hgddm
13. gigglygirl


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

**Please note that I will be entering names into the feedback system in increments of 5.  Saves me time (which is precious when you have three kids, lol).  So once we get to 5, I'll enter those names into the feedback system.  Again at 10, etc.**
« Last Edit: May 25, 2011 06:32:08 AM by SMLounsbury » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011 08:55:11 AM »


yzzilnoaj <--> hgddm
Dopey_44 <--> OrangeKnickers
Leeska <--> VegasZombie
Realityinvazion <--> Giggly Girl
Catango <--> Hautedogclothing

We ended up with an odd number, so I am going to just be organizing this one.  Smiley  
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011 02:50:17 PM by SMLounsbury » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011 11:33:40 AM »

YES! Glad there's a long sign-up period...I'll definitely have a spot open by the 15th. Can't wait Cheesy Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011 11:58:37 AM »


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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011 03:22:39 PM »

Okay, you know I will be signing up for this one...just as soon as I get back from my appt.!


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Or, Ladybug Girl, if you'd prefer.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011 06:04:52 PM »

Sent in my questionnaire!


You can call me Queen Bee!
Or, Ladybug Girl, if you'd prefer.
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011 06:08:43 PM »

The 15th will be when my account turns 1 month and this swap looks like it's going to be really fun. I read through all the information but I didn't see anything about first time swappers -- are they allowed for this swap? If so, I'll come back on the 15th and sign up. Smiley
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011 05:17:18 AM »

Absolutely.  I'd love to have first time swappers join us!  Grin  What a fun swap to start with.
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011 07:58:08 PM »

oh i love these kind of swaps and doing the stocking on the wists once you get a partner :0 ) might sign up on this one. jus one ? so the total amount that needs to be spent is $10 to 15 dollars is this correct



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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011 04:56:12 AM »

oh i love these kind of swaps and doing the stocking on the wists once you get a partner :0 ) might sign up on this one. jus one ? so the total amount that needs to be spent is $10 to 15 dollars is this correct

Yes, the total amount spent at the dollar store (or at a combination of dollar stores) must be between $10 and $15.  No more, no less.  Receipts (or scans there of) are required to be sent.
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