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« on: September 30, 2012 02:21:46 PM »



Swap name: Secret Santa Swap 2012
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: johnson.mom2two
Co-organizer: rubylynns
Sign-up date range: October 1 - October 20
Date to send item by: International Swappers: Nov 14th-Nov 16
         (Living outside USA or USA swappers shipping outside USA)
                                    USA -USA Swappers: Nov 16- Nov 19
Date to open package on: December 8-9

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 18 and over, please
**As this swap is time sensitive, we will not accept first-time swappers, or people that get consistent late sender feedback**


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
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
This is a SECRET Santa swap!
Your partner will not know who you are until they open your package! In turn, you will not know who will be sending to you.
You will receive your partner's info, and you will stalk them!  You must NOT contact your partner and let them know who you are! (go through your group leader if you have a question that must be answered!).


Please understand if you agree to ship outside your country, you will have a few less days of crafting time
. This is to help ensure the packages arrive on or before our Opening Party Day.  Please no early senders! We don't want someone to have their package arrive weeks before Party Day. The wait to open would be pure torture!

**If you are shipping anywhere outside your country, we would like you ship between Nov 14-Nov 16. These few extra days give the postal services more time to deliver your package on time.
**If you are shipping within your country, we would like you to ship between Nov 16-19.


This is a small swap to ease time and money constraints around the holidays. You will craft 1 small and 1 medium item based off of your partners questionnaire, Pinterest,  and what else you find while stalking them. You will also purchase 1 item worth $3- $5. This can be an ornament, candy, a candle, or anything else your partner might like (you will be sending three items in total). Be forewarned that you may not get the things you asked for in your questionnaire wish list depending on your Secret Santas skill set, but we will try to match everyone up as best as we can! **Extras are allowed, but you may not get as much as you send.**

Your crafted items, and your store bought item MUST be wrapped so that if  your partner chooses to open their box, they can place their gifts under their tree, or display as they chose to.
Please don't forget to include a sealed note so that when your partner opens their gifts, they will know who to thank for all the goodies.
You may post pictures of your wrapped presents as you receive them, if you wish. This is not required. Try to post pictures as  quickly as possible during Opening Party Weekend. If you are unable to post pictures that weekend, please let your group leader know ahead of time that you will be posting late, and post as soon as you can.  If you are busy/out of town this weekend, you won't receive negative comments for posting pictures a day or two late.  


(By Time
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less)


Everyone MUST have a wist or pinterest with at least 25 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craft-able (not all furniture, electronics, books, etc!!) **The organizers will be checking to be sure you have fulfilled this before you are added to the swap.**

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for your secret partner that you can. We  are giving a long sign-up period so that you can take your time in filling out the questionnaire. Please take several days to think of a full comprehensive list for your partner because your partner will not be able to ask you questions, so make sure you give lots of info.

NOW THE TWIST!
The kicker to this swap is that you must WAIT to open your package! Put it under your tree or have your SO or roommate hide it from you ^_~ Well have a party of opening and posting our gifts on the weekend of the 8-9th of December.

If you are in the United States, you must get a DC# for your package and if youre outside of the United States you must be able to send an electric copy of your postage receipt. The other requirement is that you need to write Secret Santa Swap Party somewhere on the package! This way no one gets accidentally confused and open up their present early! You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to the person in charge of your group and NOT to the person you're crafting for!

Communication requirement: we expect everyone to post at least once a week on the thread or send a message to your group leader. If you havent posted in a week, we will PM you. If you dont respond to the PM within a week of that, you will be considered a flaker. If youre going on vacation, or you know that you wont have internet access for a while, let us know! We want this swap to go as smoothly and as fun as it can. We also understand that there are some more quiet people who only like to read. For your post just give an update. Still researching my partner at this time is an acceptable post (or whatever your status might be at the time). Also, if you skip 3 or more weeks (non-consecutively) in posting, it will be marked as bad communication in your feedback. Please only sign-up if you know that you can follow through to the end!

(Thanks to tcmatteson and jezebel_1982, we've used a lot of your previous Questionnaire and information)

If you want to participate, fill out the information below and send to BOTH johnson.mom2two AND rubylynns:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Secret Santa Swap 2012
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18  years old (yes/no)

List any/all below that can help your partner. You must list at least ONE:
Pinterest:
Wist:
Blog:
Etsy Favorites:

any other websites that can give your partner hints:
Please list any aversions or allergies (smoke, pets, etc.):
Please list allergens found within your home:

What holiday(s) in December does your household celebrate:
Are you willing to craft for someone who doesnt celebrate the same holiday as yourself?
Do you want to receive holiday related/decorated stuff or not?

List your top 5 or more wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them! Please try to keep your wishes to medium or small items and you must have at least 5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

List 3-5 small bought item wishes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

What type of crafts do you do:
What type of crafts do you enjoy doing:
What type of crafts are you learning and want more practice on:
Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) that you don't do:
Any crafts  you really aren't into:

Favorites- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:
Animal:
Movie:
TV Show:
Book/Character/Author/Genre:
Candy/Snacks:
Celebrity:
Cartoon Character:
Anything else you love?

Dislikes- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Fabrics:
Scents:
Colors:
Candy/Snacks:
Anything else you dont like?

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

Jewelry (do you wear):
     earrings?
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     metals you prefer (gold, silver, copper, brass)?
    
Would you like clothes made for you?
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?  



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO BOTH JOHNSON.MOM2TWO AND RUBYLYNNS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2013 07:33:07 AM by johnson.mom2two » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Frugal Living Swap Rd 6: Sent!
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012 02:23:28 PM »

Santa's  Helpers

1.   johnson.mom2two          
2.   rubylynns                        
3    Alexampersandra  
4.   lizziew
5.   lindyv321
6.   Onyxnox
7.   lidehtium
8.   mariak
9.   tamalama
10.  kbrison
11.  Miss Barbara
12.  jfer007
13.  Calabaza
14.  Koreena
15.  mlookyloo1
16.  mthrasher138
17.  SMLounsbury
18.  thehappycrochetchic
19.  mama24boyz
20.  lmseeley
21.  adrienne_bowers
22.  beth8144
23.  Eiseldora
24.  margiej
25.  calixita
26.  pioneer9
27.  phoenixfiredesigns
28.  toralune
29.  RhymeswOrange
30.  libertine49


Johnson.mom2two's group


The Happy Crochet Chic
Rubylynns
kbrison
lidehtium
adrienne_bowers
mthrasher138
alexampersandra
koreena
onyxnox
Beth8144
Miss Barbara
jfer007
mlookyloo1
mama24boyz
« Last Edit: October 03, 2013 06:36:56 AM by johnson.mom2two » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Frugal Living Swap Rd 6: Sent!
rubylynns
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012 02:52:13 PM »

calixita
pioneer9
johnson.mom2two
libertine49
lizziew
calabaza
eiseldora
RhymeswOrange
Lindyv321
margiej
SMLounsbury
Tamalama
LMSeeley
mariak
phoenixfiredesigns
toralune
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012 03:26:51 PM by rubylynns » THIS ROCKS   Logged

rubylynns
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 02:52:55 PM »

I can't wait to get started!  This swap is going to be a blast! 
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 05:14:58 PM »

I NEED an open spot!!! This swap looks so fun!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012 05:44:44 PM »

I NEED an open spot!!! This swap looks so fun!!!

You have 20 days....I'm sure you can free up something by then...=)
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012 05:49:31 PM »

I'm sure too, so I'm gonna fill out the questionnaire and have it ready!!  Grin I know I'm sending to you tomorrow, but gotta wait til everyone recieves for me to get feedback for that one.
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012 06:09:12 PM »

I'm sure too, so I'm gonna fill out the questionnaire and have it ready!!  Grin I know I'm sending to you tomorrow, but gotta wait til everyone recieves for me to get feedback for that one.

I know for a fact that she is incredibly excited about that! (Understatement of the year Smiley)
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012 06:25:30 PM »

Ahhhhh!!! Did you really just say that?!?!  lol, now I'm REALLY nervous!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012 06:58:04 PM »

Cool! This looks like fun AND a good size for me right now. I'm contemplating what to put in my questionnaire...I love the many helpful questions and prompts! One thing I adore when stalking pinterests and wists is that items not for you or ones that you'd like to make yourself are clearly marked, either with a note in the description of the item itself or put on separate boards. It makes it easier, especially when questions can't be asked!
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