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« on: June 06, 2011 04:46:38 AM »

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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. There will be a group of co-organisers who WILL be checking up on you!

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 14 mid year vacation
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: beckashell
Co-Organizers: ckchan
Sign-up date range: June 6 June 13th, 2011
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Monday, June 20th
Send Visitor Back Home: Monday, September 19th, 2011

Limited to a certain number of people?: No
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 30 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

Round 13: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369131.0
Round 13 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0


LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by June 20th, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT. Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contract 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 3 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 September 19th.  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.

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.


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 June 20th
* 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 September 19th
* Contact organisers when you send/receive - you MUST supply DC# or receipt EVERY time you post something



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 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have 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 14 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organisers (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 14 - mid year vacation
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 3 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/pinterest?
Blog?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizers (beckashell and ckchan). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


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Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011 02:58:21 AM by beckashell » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011 04:47:25 AM »

 Cheesy PARTICIPANTS! Cheesy

1. beckashell
2. hockamama
3. Bexster
4. blackabbey
5. sweety28303
6. missiejean
7. Tygermane
8. lacey0828
9. sarabunny
10. Smeddley
11. Lilibet
12. LoeyD
13. ptarmic wumpus
14. ckchan
15. glitter_is_good
16. LolaandBean
17. SaralaAnne
18. Transatlanticism
19. NatACT
20. gavagai
21. theatreorchid
22. HolaKitty <---- welcome 1st time swapper!
23. skittlebub
24. Willowe
25. Anofeles
26. abuckshort
27. phoenixfiredesigns
28. RhymeswOrange
29. Foxy Sam
30. zigg13pra
31. Lucinda879
32. kwality570
33. Ekioart
34. koalascout
35. LovelyMiss
36. Strawberryh
37. AlishaMisha
38. heath_face


Cheesy WE HAVE PARTNERS!!  Cheesy


ckchan's group
beckashell - phoenixfiredesigns
Lilibet - NatACT
blackabbey - skittlebub
HolaKitty - Anofeles
sweety28303 - SaralaAnne
LoeyD - glitter_is_good
theatreorchid - Willowe
LolaandBean - zigg13pra
lacey0828 - missiejean

beckashell's group
ckchan - abuckshort
RhymeswOrange - Transatlanticism
Bexster - sarabunny
Smeddley - hockamama
ptarmic wumpus - Foxy Sam
LovelyMiss - gavagai
Ekioart - kwality570
Lucinda879 - koalascout
Tygermane - Strawberryh
AlishaMisha - heath_face
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011 09:41:30 PM by beckashell » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011 04:49:22 AM »

Those of you that volunteered to co-org - i'm PMing you in a minute. I have a plan but i'll just wait and see how many participants we get before I allocate tasks! Thank you so much for volunteering!
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Bexster
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011 06:02:26 AM »

Yays  Grin

Will fill in my details in a mo
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hockamama
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011 06:20:41 AM »

Yippee!!  I can't wait  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011 06:29:57 AM »

Sent, I love this swap  Grin
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blackabbey
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011 06:31:59 AM »

Wow, looks awesome!

I want a LV now! Smiley

Signed up. Can't wait!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011 06:41:23 AM »

I always forget how quickly my inbox gets flooded when I open this swap!! Smiley

I am ridiculously sleepy after a loooooong day of 3 school band rehearsals so I won't be adding anybody in the swap until tomorrow - I don't trust myself to read things through properly right now!  Cheesy

I have been glancing over the questionnaires I have already received and have noticed that some of the LVs are over the size limits stated in the first post. Veteran LVs such as Tuesday Grace and Cookie are of course fine. If you are unsure please post a photo of your LV beside a ruler so that I can see the type and size.

The reason we prefer LVs of the small variety as it makes it much easier to travel around with everyday. Plus there's that whole expensive postage thing. Please reconsider if your LV might be too difficult to travel with. And post photos so that I can make sure they are acceptable.

THANKS!  Grin

(Did this make sense? Sleep deprived brain is not functioning properly...)

From the 1st post:

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 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have 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!

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011 07:24:12 AM »

Yay!! Going to fill out/send info when I'm done entering data for work  Wink

Picked my LV... just need to name her!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011 08:32:57 AM »

Introducing... Demi the Devil Duck
(almost 100% positive she is going to be my LV... sent in my info...)



She is cute and compact. She won't give you too much attitude... just a little  Wink
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