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PurplePaisley
« on: October 29, 2012 07:52:35 PM »

This swap is for anyone who would love to send and receive some cookies in the mail.  Actually, anything that you can bake or make that will arrive fresh is encouraged.  Brownies, fudge, candy, truffles, bark...as long as it is yummy and will stand up to shipping you can send it.

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SWAP INFO

Swap name: COOKIES!!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Purplepaisley
Sign-up date range: October 29/2012-November 18/2012
Date to send item by: December 6/2012

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? 18
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Yes
If so, which country?USA

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:  NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES --DesignVigilante will co/organize
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

*NEW SWAPPERS ARE WELCOME.  You can join this swap if you meet the following conditions...
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

SWAP REQUIREMENTS

Please send your home made cookies in a tin or other storage container along with:
1. The recipe(s) of the cookies you have made &
2. One small bought or crafted item.

*You will send at least one dozen cookies.  

*The small item could be something like a cookie cutter, cute spatula, dishcloth, oven mitt, cupcake wrappers, hot chocolate or other drink mixes, decorations, candle, soap, hand lotion...

*On the questionnaire you will be asked if you would like to swap a holidays/seasonal package or an unthemed package.


SHIPPING

*Please put lots of care into how your cookies are shipped.  We don't want our partners to receive a box of crumbs (unless you say so in your questionnaire   ).  Here is a link with some information on how to mail cookies safely.  If you have any other shipping suggestions please share them in this thread.

*Ideally, the cookies should be shipped Priority Mail so they remain as fresh as possible.  Lets try and keep shipping times under one week.  This can be discussed between partners.  I would also like to try to keep shipping within the USA.  

 
COMMUNICATION

Please let me and your partner know when:
1. You have shipped. Include your DC# or equivalent tracking # in the PM.
2. You have received.
3. You will be late.  Have respect.

*This will be a really quick swap but while you are waiting for your partners and cookies to arrive you can always share your excitement and anxiousness in this thread.  
Please post in the thread at least once per week after partners have been assigned.
I will post in the thread once a week a receipe for you to enjoy and share with your family and friends.


FEEDBACK

I will give you positive feedback when your partner has received the:
1. Properly stored and shipped cookies,
2. recipes &
3. one small extra.
 
*Please do not join this swap if you are unable to ship by the send date of December 6th.  If something does arise and you are unable to send by that date you must let both me and your partner know.  

*You will have until December 6th 11:00 P.M. CST to communicate your shipping status to both me and your partner.  

*Temporary negative feedback will given on December 20th  if your package has not been sent.  This is per craftster swap rules.  


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER: please send to purplepaisley

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Name/Address/Country

Would you like a holiday or seasonal themed package?  If so, which one(s)?

Are there certain images that you like or dislike? (example. santa, snowflakes, reindeer etc...)

What kinds of cookies or treats would you like to receive?

What are your favourite flavours?

Do you have any special diet concerns? (vegan, celiac...)

What do you dislike, please include allergies?

What kind of extra would you like to receive?

Will you send priority mail?

Do you have a camera?  

Anything else you would like your partner to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
!!! = First time Swapper

Crafters:
1. Purplepaisley-Wa
2. Mandymo13 - Wa
3. Kfad           - Or (Vegan). (!!! first time swapper)
4. pjr107        - Pa
5. ThriftyLiving4U-Ga (will craft for 2 parnters if needed)
6. Alchamy513    -NY
7. deathbeforedishes-IN
8. jl409-TX
9.babalina58 -MA (will craft for 2 partners)
10. Sweetyetevil -MI (would like 2 partners)
11. Lady_Lilybell -MA
12. goddessgarb -OR (natural foods partner with vegan okay)
13. Koreena-NY

Partners:
Mandymo13<-------->Purplepaisley
Kfad          <-------->Goddessgarb
Pjr107        <-------->Sweetyetevil
Thriftyliving4u<------>Jl409
Alchamy513   <------>Koreena
Babalina58     <------>Lady_lilybell
Babalina58<---------->Deathbeforedishes



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« Last Edit: November 18, 2012 08:06:51 PM by PurplePaisley » THIS ROCKS   Logged
koalascout
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 08:05:06 PM »

oh boy love brownies!!!!!!!!!   will have to see if i can fit this in?Huh
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PurplePaisley
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012 08:13:51 PM »

Koala,
It is a fun , quick one. You should join for sure.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012 07:58:40 AM »

Oh, I have no room for this one...yet...but my inchie swap feedback should be soon...
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Lady_Lilybell
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012 12:25:02 PM »

 On one hand, I said I would not start another swap until after March. On the other, I enjoy baking cookies and have some cool cookie cutters I never get to use. On my third imaginary hand, I usually bake for a secret santa I do every year. So I could kill two birds with one stone.
 I do my major baking for two game conventions every year. I mainly bake sugar cookies and chocolate chip varieties. I do have two sugar free recipes.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012 02:50:52 PM »

Mmm, cookies... I'm considering this one, its not like I don't love baking... although I don't really consider myself the best baker. Hmm...
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mandymo13
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012 04:00:40 AM »

@Alchemy... The cookies you sent me were amazing. I think you are a great baker!! I can't wait to get this one started. I promised myself no more swaps until summer...but I couldn't resist Smiley
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pjr107
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012 08:11:53 PM »

Oh.... I should jump in this one!  We are having a cookie baking weekend at my new to us family on the 8th so it's close enough and I don't want to be the one to eat most of what I made (which is normally what happens).  Gotta see how the next week plays out... crossing my fingers!

-PJ
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hayleylujah
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012 09:55:50 PM »

I'd love to sign up, but I'm vegan. So I'm a bit worried whoever would be partnered with me would have a tough time figuring out what to bake.  Undecided
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pjr107
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012 04:42:55 AM »

I'd love to sign up, but I'm vegan. So I'm a bit worried whoever would be partnered with me would have a tough time figuring out what to bake.  Undecided

http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/25/homemade-crispy-twix-bars/

this recipe looked not only easy but yummy and vegan. woohoo!
-pj
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