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Topic: PostSecret Swap 15 Signups 11/23-until full, sent out 1/7/12  (Read 7875 times)
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ifallthraindrops
« on: November 23, 2011 10:47:39 AM »

Post Secret Swap time is here again! Get those holiday secrets off your chest and beat down the holiday stress with some crafting.


Swap name: Postsecret Swap Round 9
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ifallthraindrops
Co-organizer: None. Want to volunteer?
Sign-up date range: 11/23-12/7
Date to send item by: 1/7/12

Limited to a certain number of people? 18

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

Age requirement?  Just the usual 16 yrs

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 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




Details of swap
(Most info copied from Round 9)

PostSecret is a website located at http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com
The idea behind it is to create a postcard, using images, illustrations, paintings, etc., and write or type a secret on it that you want to anonymously share with the world.

The Craftster twist is that your cards need to be creative in addition to being sent to members of our little group. Remember there is no way to guarantee this is 100% anonymous because some people may be able to trace a card back (if they are super super sleuthy!), if youd like to protect yourself as much as possible I recommend removing your location from your Craftster profile and temporarily removing your links as well (etsy, Myspace, blogs, etc.). Of course you dont have to do this!

You will be sending 5 cards. You will be put in a group of six and you will send each of the other people in your group a post card. In turn, you will receive five secrets from the rest of your group. There will be six groups. If anyone wants to co-org, do pm me.

The Anatomy of a Postcard

Your postcard should include at least one image and your secret, which should be written/typed out on the front of the card.  Make your cards however you like-- photographs, collage, drawing, painting--or buy postcards and embellish them with your secrets.

You can write a note to the recipient on the back of the card, but that's optional.

Your postcards can all be based around the same secret, or all different.  If you use the same secret for multiple cards, the visual part of the card must be different and you must phrase your secret differently. Ideally, you should really use 5 different secrets.

Questionable Content?

Some secrets are not G-rated.  I don't want to restrict anyone's freedom of expression, but please realize some people may not want to be exposed to content they may find offensive.


SENDING ANY KIND OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  This is a rule set for all swaps on Craftster.  Basically, if you would need ID to buy it, don't put it on your postcard.


Privacy
This swap is anonymous; you won't know which postcard is coming from which Craftster member.  However, the system isn't perfect. In this swap you will receive a code (like G6, for example and it may be different once your code is assigned) and you will put that assigned code on the bottom left-hand corner of the backside of your postcard (where you would put the address). Please put this on the back of your card, even if it's in an envelope.

If it would ruin your life (or someone else's life) if a fellow Craftster did some Internet detective work and figured out which secret was yours, you probably shouldn't be putting it on a postcard for the world to see.  This isn't the place to admit you committed a felony or anything.

And if you are one of those people who can't possibly live without doing the detective work, please keep that information to yourself and don't ruin a fun swap for the rest of us.

If you're really worried about someone matching up the postmark on the card with your name, you could send your postcards from a town near yours, from your work, etc.

Or if you feel like being super-sneaky, you can have your cards postmarked at the North Pole:
http://www.christmaslettertips.com/christmas_postmarks.htm


Shipping

There are no DC numbers for this swap, since they cannot be put on a postcard. Please take a photograph of your five stamped and addressed envelopes and send it to me (ifallthraindrops) as proof of sent. Please keep the photograph in case anything gets lost.


You must be willing to ship internationally. If you really don't want to, let me know and I'll try to get around it, probably by making groups country specific-- US, Canada, UK, Australia, etc.

You may mail your cards in envelopes if you want them to be a little more protected.

Absolutely do not forget your code!

Receiving

Half of the fun of this swap is looking over the gallery daily to see all the secrets that have been sent. Please make sure that you have access to a scanner or camera so that you can share the postcards with the rest of us. Pictures absolutely must be posted. We need to be able to see postcards that have been received.

As soon as you do receive you need to PM ifallthraindrops with the code so I can check it off. You may wait until you receive all five if you like and pm me that fact.

Feedback

Okay, here is the FEEDBACK criteria
1. sent proof of sending
2. have received all five cards and posted them in the gallery
3. all five cards you sent have been received.

There will be a cut off date where, if lost in the mail, we'll use the proof of sending for the feedback.
 
Sending Late

If something happens that prevents you from sending your cards on time, that's OK--life happens!  Just PM me before the deadline, and e-mail your receipt when you send.  If you don't ship by the deadline and I haven't heard from you, I will be forced to assume you're not sending and will have to leave negative feedback until you've sent (and can prove it).

Flaking

Of course we don't want flakers! We can (and will!) be keeping track of all secrets sent by the codes you will be putting on them. If you forget a code, we cannot just accept your word for it. You absolutely must remember to put your code on it or have a picture of your secret before you sent so we can match to the rec'd secret... not the ideal way to make sure you sent, but in a crisis it'll work!



Pictures

When posting your received secrets in photos, you must photograph each one individually - so that means no "group shots." A group shot has 2 or more cards in the photo. Because trying to fit 2+ cards into the picture is hard, it makes it near impossible to get a good representation of the cards. Remember, this is first and foremost a craft forum and a craft based swap. Your cards should be 100% crafty with effort noticeable and the pictures should show the hard work the secret-sender put into it (as well as their secret) since they are not able to post their pictures themselves. Please type out unclear wording below the picture so we can see what it says.

Comments in the Gallery

Comments will be allowed.
However, when posting the pictures of the secrets you receive you have to hold your comments for a separate post. So that means: No comments in any posts with pictures. This is to make it easier for members not wishing to read any comments to search with the "View Images Only" option. Yes, you can post your pictures and immediately post again with your comments to your own post.

*Note: You will not receive Negative feedback for not following the above rules, however it will be reflected in the comments of your feedback that you did not follow the directions of the swap when asked.



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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: PostSecret Swap Round 5
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Confirm you are at least 16 years old (Yes/No):
Would you rather not receive secrets involving (please X):
( ) Drugs
( ) Alcohol
( ) Swear words
( ) Religious Themes
( ) Political Issues
( ) Violence
( ) Sexual Themes
( ) Nudity (Remember, nothing pornographic is allowed!)
( ) Other (please explain)
Is there anything else you would prefer not to receive?
Do you need your secrets sent in an envelope?
Anything else you need to tell the organizer?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401027.msg4713269#msg4713269
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011 05:26:49 PM by ifallthraindrops » THIS ROCKS   Logged

ifallthraindrops
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011 07:12:15 PM »

Swappers:

ifallthraindrops
Malbert
Songs4Drowning
stephfro23
cabaute
Peachyinthe916
Spencerisgod
GoldenSunshine
annigirl22
bld
astrangeone
Sinellia
Miss Whitney
jeannettew32
Southern Flower
jennden
Rosie1981


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« Last Edit: December 11, 2011 11:43:27 AM by ifallthraindrops » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Songs4Drowning
lost soul livin' in a fish bowl
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Joined: 15-Apr-2008


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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011 07:18:00 PM »

I've been wishing for another round of this lately! Thank you for getting this organized. I'm excited. Smiley
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ifallthraindrops
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011 09:06:09 AM »

Everyone who's pm'd me has been added to the list and given in progress feedback.
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GoldenSunshine
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011 07:36:39 PM »

Ohhh... I am interested doing this! *Walks away to see previous photos and the website*
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I looking for fabrics! Willing to do a fabric exchange or some kind of swap.

I am up for private swap for Teesha Moore patches!! PM me if  you are interested! :-D
annigirl22
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ninja! or something like that...


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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011 01:42:58 AM »

Just signed up!! Smiley
super excited!
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Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
-Richard Bach

feel free to stalk me:
http://pinterest.com/annigirl22/
http://wists.com/annigirl22

I <3 personal swaps, PM me! Wink
ifallthraindrops
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011 05:53:38 PM »

Feedback and list are updated for everyone who's pmed me so far.
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astrangeone
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Fueled by the scent of rubber shavings....


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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011 07:41:10 AM »

Just pm'ed you!

This is an easy, no stress swap - and in fact, I've made a set of stamps for making postcards!
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I handcarve stamps, knit and have organic catnip.

Got shopping?:  http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Madstamps

Personal Swapping...activated!

Looking for:  ATCs, some dry non-sanded grout mix

Got a 3DS?  I can clear save data from your games!  (Including RE Mercs 3D.)
ifallthraindrops
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2011 04:58:01 PM »

Sinella and Astrangeone have been added to the list and have been given "in progress" feedback. One more week of sign ups.
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bld
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011 01:12:41 PM »

I'm so excited!
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