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Topic: Little Visitor Swap Round 19 CLOSED (SU: 4/18/14-4/25/14, SO: 5/2/14, 10/5/2014)  (Read 13336 times)
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« on: April 18, 2014 09:57:39 PM »

We're back for Round 19!!

GALLERY!! : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433096.msg5188669#msg5188669


This is a LONG swap. This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions. 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. (I will help out by posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving!)
I reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., I may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!







Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 19
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Mountains and Clouds
Co-Organizer: Wildfyre
Sign-up date range: April 18-25 (or until full)
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract: Friday, May 2, 2014
Send Visitor Back Home: Monday, September 29, 2014
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21

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 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

Round 14: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382304.0
Round 14 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382923.msg4532601#msg4532601

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 2nd, 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
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzzHcTlycpcMWnU2STVfUlhkZVE/edit ( created by Phoenixfiredesigns, thank you!)

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. Many people like to create a blog for their 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 29, 2014. I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs 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 YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING 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 May 2, 2014.
* 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 29, 2014.
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# 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 right away. 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.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, 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 you want to participate, 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.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 19- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* If you would like to sign up with a partner, both people must submit a questionnaire. You WILL NOT be guaranteed a spot until both questionnaires have been received.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 19
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 21 years of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?
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)

Are you signing up with a partner?
If so, who?


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). 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.

____


List of Participants:

1. Mountains and Clouds - Hawai'i, USA
2. Wildfyre - Alaska, USA
3. Smeddley - Kansas, USA
4. PhoenixFireDesigns - Florida, USA
5. CraftADDchick - Massachusetts, USA
6. Alexampersandra - Virginia, USA
7. JillHogan - Massachusetts, USA
8. waterbaby - California, USA
9. ptarmic wumpus - Maryland, USA
10. Inselaeffchen - Edinburgh, Scotland
11. Rockingbearranch - Texas, USA
12. Koalascout - Georgia, USA
13. FruityLoops - Glouchester, UK
14. KittyHerman - California, USA
15. Zigg13pra - Texas, USA
16. Ludi - Texas, USA
17. LindyV321 - Arizona, USA
18. crazyda79 - California, USA
19. Artsycandice - Oregon, USA
20. hlillie - Utah, USA
21. Griminspirations - New York, USA
22. Ratfinkz - Stowmarket, England
23. Gala_apples -Manitoba, Canada
24. Whistley - Utah, USA
25. WitchyPuOnline - California, USA
26. Mbellish - Texas, USA




Partners:


Mountains and Clouds's Group:

Smeddley < > Koalascout

LindyV321 < > PhoenixFireDesigns

CraftADDchick < > FruityLoops

Wildfyre < > griminspirations

Inselaeffchen < > hlillie

Ptarmic Wumpus < > Rockingbearranch

Alexampersandra < > Ludi


Wildfyre's Group:

Zigg13pra < > crazyda79

JillHogan < > Artsycandice

Waterbaby < > Ratfinkz

KittyHerman < > gala_apples

Mbellish < > WitchyPuOnline

Mountains and clouds < > Whistley
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014 10:39:39 PM »

YAY!! *Kermit flail* I will certainly be back for the next round! Just need to decide which LV is going out this round and get my signup filled out. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014 10:48:14 PM »

Questionnaire sent!

Here's AD, and his girlfriend, Adi.  If my partner is willing, they'd both like to go, but I understand if they don't (then it would be just him).



I was going to try to get a new doll done, but I don't think I will have time, so they (he) gets one more trip!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014 02:36:09 AM »

Oooooh... a summer holiday LV!! Smiley I'll join in ... photo of LV to come, I'm sure it will be Apti again going travelling! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014 07:47:59 AM »

Here is my LV, Anana, in a photo from the last round (with the cutest little potato that blupaisan found)



He's ready for another adventure!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014 07:50:38 AM »

I am seriously hoping to get into this round! I had a lot of fun with my LV (Kimmi Dare Bear), and my original LV (Al the Alien) also had a blast. Unfortunately, Al is currently on an adventure, so I'll have to send someone else. Now, I just need to decide who!

So, I'm going to send in my questionnaire now (and start compiling a list of all of the places my LV and I will go this summer!).
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014 09:20:35 AM »

I need to take an photo (this is a product photo) but for now, here's my new LV going out this round. Meet Marty the Moose!



Marty can stand up under his own power, or with his soft legs, he can also "sit" giving him lots of posing ability on his adventures! I cannot wait to see where he's going to go and get my new LV guest to take all around Florida for another holiday adventure. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014 09:45:21 AM »

A small pile of questionnaires have already rolled in.... You guys are fast!!
I just need to go through and check the stats, and you all should be added to the list in no time!

Ok- if you submitted a questionnaire, you are added!  I will update the list momentarily, but please also check your feedback and let me know if you don't have it listed there yet!
Thanks!



(And just a quick reminder--- I am probably at least several hours behind most of you, so please be patient during the sign-up/ partner process : )


(Also, my LV for this round is 'Uluwehi.  She's pictured at the top!)
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014 10:06:38 AM »

I have to make a Little Visitor before I have one to send!   Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014 10:14:40 AM »

I just sent in my questionnaire.  I'm excited for this; I've never done it!  It looks so fun, and a way to travel around, even if only in spirit.

I was planning on sending an ami mama24boyz made me, but I love it and am thinking I don't want it to leave.  So I think I'll handsew someone this weekend.  It will be a mini-me.  Smiley
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