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Topic: Newbie Swap round 18! (Signups Closed; Sendout Feb 10/2012)  (Read 12193 times)
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« on: December 30, 2011 02:08:07 PM »

GALLERY!


Swap name: Newbie Swap Round 18
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: alteredmommy
Sign-up date range: December 30, 2011  to January 13, 2012 (or until FULL)
Date to send item by: February 10, 2012 (extended from Feb 3)

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24 + me.  I will only be organizing

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

Age requirement?  16 and older as stated in the Craftster Swap rules, you must be able to purchase craft supplies and send out on time.

Swap Organizer 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 not been in a Craftster swap before and is not currently in a Craftster swap: YES  This must be your first swap
- 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

To join this swap, you must:

 - have a minimum of 15 posts
 - be a member of Craftster for at least 1 month
 - have never been in a Craftster swap before
 - are not in a Craftster swap right now

Details of swap: (thanks to kishcrafts)
Heres the deal:  I know that there are a lot of you who think that swapping sounds like fun, youre tempted to try, but then, you chicken out.  You think, what if my crafting isnt as good as my partner's?  What if I screw up?  What if I dont understand how to do this no matter how many times Ive read the swapping guidelines?  So many what ifs!  This is your opportunity to get your feet wet in the swapping pool with folks that are in the same boat!  This is your chance to ask all of the questions that youve ever needed answers to! Everyone will be brand new swappers, so no one should feel like they are asking silly questions or feel like they don't have enough experience. Some really amazing things came from the previous newbie swaps and some new friends were made.  So, come on inthe waters fine!  I will be your guide through the world of swapping.  If you have any questions or concerns throughout this swap, please PM me or post in the forum!  There are some rules that must be followed in order to have an optimal swapping experience.  Some are Craftster's rules, some are mine. If you feel that you cannot abide by the rules of this swap please don't join!!

My rules:
1. Once you have been accepted into the swap, you must post to the thread with a brief bio.  No details such as last names or addresses of course.
2.  You must post at least once per week in the thread.  When we move over to the gallery, you must continue to post once per week until you and your partner have both sent and received.  Failure to do so will result in a 'poor communication' comment in your feedback. If you signup but do not post in the thread in a timely manner, I reserve the right to drop you from the swap.
3.  You must communicate with your partner.  If I receive notification from your partner that you are out of communication, this will result in a 'poor communication' comment in your feedback.
4.  When sending messages to me, please label them as 'Newbie Swap Round 18' in the subject line.
5.  Posting photos in the gallery is a rule of this swap.  Failure to do so will result in a comment in your feedback of 'did not complete swap requirements'.

Feedback:
Feedback will not be given until both partners have sent and received.

Craftster's Rules:

1.  If sending within the US, you must use a Delivery Confirmation Number (DC#).  If outside of the US, please get a receipt.  The DC# and/or receipt must be sent to the organizer and your partner.

2.  When you receive your swap package, you must notify both myself and your partner and post photos in the gallery!

You will be crafting 1 medium and 2 smalls for your partner.  If you want to send more, please discuss this with your partner.  
A guide to size:  
Medium 2-3 hours  and a small is less than 2 hours.

Things to keep in mind:
The more flexible you are in the questionnaire, the easier it will be to match you up with a partner.

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

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name (both first and last name)
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old (yes/no)

Have you read and understand all the swap's rules (mine AND Craftster's?)

What sorts of things are you most comfortable crafting?

Is there anything that you would really like made for you?

Favorite colors?

Least favorite colors?

Any skin or food allergies?

Are there any smokers or animals in your house?

Are you interested in clothing/socks/slippers?  If so, please list sizes here:

Do you have access to a digital camera and promise to take and post photos in the gallery?

Is there anything that you absolutely do not want?

Do you have a wist, pinterest or blog?  If so, list here:

Tell your partner something about yourself here:


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




Swappers:

1.  darth_unicorn
2.  sarah-beth
3.  Willowfairy76
4.  Dejah_Thoris
5.  jfer007
6.  jellybellygirl

Partners

willowfairy76 < > jfer007
sarah-beth < > darth_unicorn
Dejah_Thoris < > jellybellygirl
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012 10:40:18 AM by rackycoo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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dhfreak
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011 05:10:28 AM »

Wow this swap is awesome. I would have loved to join it but I just signed up for my first swap. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012 10:58:26 AM »

Posting a brief bio is a requirement of this swap so I'll start off.... I found Craftster way back in 2005 (!!) and since then have rarely missed a day in my favourite place!  I'm an old married lady (coming up on 28 years!) with 3 kids 24, 20 and 17; 2 crazy little dogs and 1 giant cat.  My home is in Northern Alberta, where usually at this time of year its -30C and moose are eating my flower beds.  Sort of a crafty magpie, I've tried many things but my main loves are mixed media collage, assemblage and shrines, knitting and jewelry making.  I have 2 craftrooms full of stuff and hope that this will be the year I finally use my spinning wheel.  and learn to sew with all that fabric I've been hoarding.  and learn to knit socks Cheesy  
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heaven4333
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012 12:38:34 PM »

Hi this is my 1st post here and I know I am not elligible
yet to swap here but I have been swapping for over a year
at the CMB. Someone just told me about craftser so I am
just starting my 15 posts.
Hope everyone had a great New Year and have fun with
your swap.
Kathy
PS sorry if I wasn't supposed to comment here...not sure
if there is a specific thread for newbie posts?
Kathy
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sarah-beth
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012 01:06:09 PM »

BIO
My name is Sarah-Beth, SB for short. Smiley I am 21 and currently living in germany. I am in the army soon to get out. I am from Southern California and I miss it a lot! I have always been "artsy" but became more crafty when I moved to Germany 2 years ago. I live in army single soldier housing which is basically one small room with a shared bathroom but its home. I have two pet geckos a male named Zeus and a female named Bella. I am obsessed with zoos and farms. Whenever we travel I drag my poor BF to the zoo right off the bat. I told him if he wants to marry me he better get me a house with a sheep and a cow in the back yard. lol. I plan to get a bachelors in Biolog when I get out but I haven't figured out if i will specialize in zoology or cellular biology. I am a medic and work in an american clinic here on base. I am also volunteering in the lab prepping to get certified as a phlebotomist. I love the medical field. If I go into medicine I want to do Trauma or Occupational Therapy. I play Modern warfare 3.As far as TV goes  I love Dr Who, greys anatomy (Im on season 6 ) misfits, Spartacus, Rome, and sons of anarchy. I love science and reading.

....I guess thats it for now.

Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012 01:19:19 PM »

Welcome to the swap sarah-beth!  I lived in Germany as a kid too (army brat Cheesy) and the highlight of our year was going to the American base for KFC hehe. 

heaven4333 welcome to Craftster!  There are usually Newbie swaps every few months so maybe you'll be able to join the next one Smiley
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sarah-beth
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 02:42:48 PM »

Welcome to the swap sarah-beth!  I lived in Germany as a kid too (army brat Cheesy) and the highlight of our year was going to the American base for KFC hehe. 

heaven4333 welcome to Craftster!  There are usually Newbie swaps every few months so maybe you'll be able to join the next one Smiley

now the highlight is driving to Rammstien Airbase for Chillies or Macaronie Grill. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012 10:22:19 AM »

There must be more newbies out there, c'mon don't be shy!
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willowfairy76
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012 05:12:39 PM »

Here is my brief bio. My name is Stephanie and I am 35. I am a stay home mom and college student with a loving supportive husband who likes that I enjoy crafting which helps with keeping up my yarn stash Wink My main crafts are crochet and knitting. Ive been doing both for almost 15 years. I self taught both so I am still learning something new especially with the knitting which keeps me from growing bored. I have also picked up painting ceramics since my mother in law owns a ceramic shop. I have lurked on craftster for years and decided i wanted to participate in a swap with other craftsters since i never really make anything for myself lol.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012 09:28:16 AM »

Welcome to the swap willowfairy76!
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