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Title: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 15, 2007 11:33:16 AM
Swap name: Little Visitor Swap #6
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kitty1256 & Ellie.Henry
Sign-up date range: February 15-March 9, 2007
Date to send item by:
Send-Out Visitor and Contracts: March 16
Send Visitor Back Home: May 1

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, but remember to check with a parent if you are under 16

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

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

In addition, you must have been a member for at least two months and have thirty posts and if youíre shipping to a different country, you must be willing to ship using a method that takes around 3 weeks or less (no surface shipping to europe that takes 6 weeks! itís not fair to your partner or to me!). (rules I kept from previous little visitor swaps)

This swap is different in many ways, and it's VERY important that you read the details of it and that you are sure that you will be able to complete the swap in accordance with them before joining!

Details of swap (most of it stolen from previous swap organizers):
Round 1: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50496.0
Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63714.0

Round 2: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=69949.0
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77999.0

Round 3: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85465.0

Round 4: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=103425.0
Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=106504.0

Round 5: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=128528.0
Round 5 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134411.0

You will send a stuffy to your partner by March 16, along with a bio and contract that your partner will sign and send back promising to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own.

You should work on finding your little visitor and writing his/her bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are only a week after partners are matched up.  You don't have to do any crafting for the first send-outs, though (unless you are making a new stuffie, which, of course, is fine), so I am hoping that only a week to send out for the first time shouldn't be a problem.

Once you recieve your new little visitor, show them around!  You should visit at least 8 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!

This is different than previous rounds: It is optional for you to make some sort of clothing or accessory to remember their trip by.  Of course, the more you send home with them, the more memorable their trip will be, but if you would rather put your time into their scrapbook/journal then making clothing items, that is your choice.  The reason I am doing this is because for some stuffies, it is difficult to make clothing OR accessories for them.

Collect memorabilia as well, wherever you go, and use it with the pictures to make a small scrapbook or journal of their trip.  Be creative and be descriptive, so that your partner can feel as though they were there too!

Send your partner home by May 1.  Feel free to toss in a few extra souvenirs or anything else to show how much fun you had!  Remember to send extra souvenirs that are unique to your area!  If you are in Michigan, maybe send some maple syrup or something with cherries on it from Traverse City!  If you are in Wisconsin, maybe something with cheese!  If you are in Florida, maybe something having to do with the beach!  If you are in Pennsylvania, maybe a Hershey's candy bar!

To Reiterate:
* Send your stuffy, it's bio, and the contract to your partner by March 16.
*Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you recieve their stuffy.
* Take your little visitor around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
*Make the scrapbook and some small wardrobe item (if you feel so inclinde), like a scarf, bikini, necklace, hat, bag, whatever)
*Mail the stuffy, it's new wardrobe item, the scrapbook, and any souveniers you want to throw in back to your partner by May 1


IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your stuffy and when you send your partnerís back! if youíre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! i suggest taking a picture of your receipt right away, so that you donít have to worry about losing it by the time we start to worry about your package!

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!  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 ITíS 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 stuffies tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones to
- swaps arenít perfect, and neither is the mail system. please donít send something youíd be heartbroken to lose. There have been flakers in previous rounds.
- for better photos, send a stuffy thatís poseable
- your partner might have allergies, so itís best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thatís been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- stuffy doesnít have to mean stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll instead!

If youíre up for it, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Iíll know that youíll get notification of anything I post here.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of the US?
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging stuffies with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Is your stuffie from a home where people smoke?
Do you have any pets (that someone might be allergic to)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your stuffie would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the stuffie will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, the ghetto of New York...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your stuffy to see?
What kinds of signts would you take your visitor to see?
Do you want your stuffy to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possibl stress!) of body mods while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live?  Is your stuffy?
How big is your stuffy?
Any requests (not guaranteed!) of what size visitor you'd like?
List here anything that might offend you or your stuffy: (ie, religion, politics, booze, etc)

I think that's all. Please tell me if I seem to have forgotten something!

Ohhh... and here's a link to the bio thing from the last swap:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html

PARTNERS:
KittyVanGhoul <--> devilninny
Kitty1256 <--> janeausten
sarahpanda <--> Rowdy Vamp Raquel
Sindoll <--> AsphaltQueen
2711 <--> Annacharlotte
TreeTree <--> vanillaxlight
ellie.henry <--> luckie_strike
how_german <--> catpants
uluru <--> petite_renoncule
raina.storms <--> redheadskydiver
aeronberry <--> missNewEngland
smashergrl <--> catsjewelry
serialcrafter <--> crazyqt13
sullengal <--> Ginamonster
faerykisses <--> fizzle7033
ptarmic wumpus <--> Tygir
PinFish <--> dragonslair


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 15, 2007 11:55:39 AM
Horray! Thanks Kitty1256 for your organizing!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 15, 2007 12:18:34 PM
im waiting for louie to get back from alaska...but hopefully!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 15, 2007 12:47:06 PM
Okay, I read the instructions for the last swap but I do want to review them before I sign up.  I'm definitely in, though.  I love this idea!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: aeronberry on February 15, 2007 08:22:07 PM
yay, I'm in!  I've been looking forward to doing a little visitor swap!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on February 16, 2007 06:02:05 AM
I'm in!  I'm going to plan a stuffie to make over the weekend! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: fizzle7033 on February 16, 2007 03:40:18 PM
I'm in yay!!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catsjewelry on February 16, 2007 06:57:27 PM
sent my pm but i am not on the list yet


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 16, 2007 08:21:11 PM
I've been making my Little Visitor all day.  And whoever is my partner had better treat her right, cuz I just spent many hours sewing all her hair on and...ahem...making her tiny underpants.  God help me.  I feel like Craftster is just an enabler for me to spend more and more time doing sillier and sillier crafty things.  But I love it.  And my Little Visitor (as yet unnamed) is adorable and I know she'll have a great time!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 03:56:29 AM
I have just sent my details.  Vlad was begging me to sign him up for this swap!.....look!!!





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: SinDoll on February 17, 2007 04:23:14 AM
Wooo I'm in, Clive is in bed tho, but i'll tell him when he gets up, he's going to be so excited!

This is him wrestling a crocodile!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 06:25:08 AM
Aww!! Your stuffies are soo cute!  I am going to update feedback today for everyone who has signed up so far, so let me know in a little bit if you still dont see it on your profile.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 06:34:16 AM
Aww Clive is adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 07:08:19 AM
i had a moose last time!   ;)

and vlad, another bat!

i really need to get louie (an uglydoll ice bat) back from alaska, where he is living it up.  he travels a lot.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 17, 2007 08:14:53 AM
All right, here she is...not quite done, but on her way.  I think I'm going to call her Leila.  I'm scared to do her face....the fabric is so thin I know I'll only get one go.  While I get my courage up I'm going to make her some socks. 



(Note to organizer...please match me with a stuffy I can make clothes for!  This is quickly becoming an addiction!)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 08:26:27 AM
i had a moose last time!   ;)

and vlad, another bat!

i really need to get louie (an uglydoll ice bat) back from alaska, where he is living it up.  he travels a lot.

I LOVE uglydolls.  I need to get myself one  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 08:55:25 AM
You guys have no idea how excited I am that visitors are already showing up in this thread!!  It is just going to make it that much easier for me to pair you up!  (Making sure that 2 bats dont get sent to each other or 2 moose or whatever!!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 10:28:41 AM
Haha I am already making his little kit for his journey!  OOo can't wait to send him on his exchange trip..... gonna miss him looking after my horror Books and DVDs (ok....I know Finiding Nemo isn't horror!)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 12:59:33 PM
ok i just sent my info in! 



there is a teeny picture of louie and i that i used to have as my avatar!  i will post the one of him in alaska soon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 01:00:03 PM
You guys have no idea how excited I am that visitors are already showing up in this thread!!  It is just going to make it that much easier for me to pair you up!  (Making sure that 2 bats dont get sent to each other or 2 moose or whatever!!)

i'd actually love to get another bat, so no worries!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 17, 2007 01:21:56 PM
hmmf I don't have a photo of fluff and I to post yet. I have to get on that ASAP.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 01:27:30 PM
Bless my Hubby is getting more excited than I am  ::) We went to the local pub this afternoon and he said ' Ooo we can bring our little visitor here!'   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 01:28:54 PM
hmmf I don't have a photo of fluff and I to post yet. I have to get on that ASAP.

You don't have to post pics of your visitor!  No pressure!! Hehe


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 01:32:34 PM
yeah i think some of us are just really excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 01:36:22 PM
haha!  thats awesome!  im glad people are excited for the swap!

just one note...people are starting to request specific partners and i can't really make any guarentees on this (especially when multiple people request the same partner!!)  i promise i will do the best that i can to fulfill these requests, but please don't be upset at me if it doesn't work out!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 17, 2007 01:41:56 PM
All I ask is a stuffy I can dress up!   ;)  And if that doesn't work out, I'm sure we'll have a lovely time anyway.  No pressure.  This is fun already, and we haven't even sent yet.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 01:44:30 PM
All I ask is a stuffy I can dress up!   ;)  And if that doesn't work out, I'm sure we'll have a lovely time anyway.  No pressure.  This is fun already, and we haven't even sent yet.

i agree!  this is one of the most entertaining swaps there is, in my opinion.

no pressure to our organizer!  just thanks for planning all these crazy trips for us!  you are like a travel agent with the cutest clients ever!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 02:02:48 PM
I know..... sad isn't it  ::) I am excited as if I was the one flying off round the world.....  :D  

Who/what ever I get coming to visit me here in the cold of North UK, I will show them the best time ever  ;D

Ps....Lenny the chimp is getting jealous....look at him sulk!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 02:07:29 PM
Hehe i did this swap in round 4, and when you get your package back, it really is like you were there! 

Okay, so maybe for me my partner kept my visitor for 8 months instead of the 3-4 weeks she was supposed to and then sent me a whopping 6 pictures back of my visitor's 8 month stay (claiming the other pictures came out blurry...on her digital camera...where the whole point is to see the pictures as soon as you take them so they can be re-taken if they are blurry).

But i'm not bitter or anything.

=)  lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 17, 2007 03:00:26 PM
hehe dont! Sorry, I was social shopping and not paying attention.

6 Pics after 8 months is poor!  I might send Vlad with his own disposable camera so he can take his own pictures  ;D I hope you get a better swap partner this round hun.   :-*



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 03:06:41 PM
hehe...oooo, thats a good idea sending a disposable camera! the pictures might come back from your stuffie's point of view, even (aka if they are 6 inches tall, the pictures might only be from 6 inches off the ground!) yeah, i think my partner got sick or something and totally forgot about the swap.  im just glad that i finally got my stuffie back!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 17, 2007 05:11:35 PM
Hehe i did this swap in round 4, and when you get your package back, it really is like you were there! 

Okay, so maybe for me my partner kept my visitor for 8 months instead of the 3-4 weeks she was supposed to and then sent me a whopping 6 pictures back of my visitor's 8 month stay (claiming the other pictures came out blurry...on her digital camera...where the whole point is to see the pictures as soon as you take them so they can be re-taken if they are blurry).

But i'm not bitter or anything.

=)  lol

i had a similiar bad experience in my last round!   :'(

its all going to be better in round 6!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catsjewelry on February 17, 2007 06:17:35 PM
okay, I will have to give into the pressure and share my stuffie
here's sofiethats sofie's best buddy in th pic with her, Sydney is sure going to miss her when she goes on her trip


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Luckie_Strike on February 17, 2007 06:22:38 PM
Aw, I wish I saw this before signing up for the 2 ATC swaps.  Hmm, well, I should get feedback on one of my other ones before signups end, and will definently sign up!  Now, to find a little friend to mail off... :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 17, 2007 06:40:11 PM
Aw, I wish I saw this before signing up for the 2 ATC swaps.  Hmm, well, I should get feedback on one of my other ones before signups end, and will definently sign up!  Now, to find a little friend to mail off... :)

I hope you get to join us!!!  Sign-ups are sort of extra long for this swap, so hopefully everyone will get in who wants to!  Seriously, the more the merrier!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Tygir on February 17, 2007 07:10:50 PM
oooo, this looks like fun. I shall ponder...

... and will probably end up joining :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 17, 2007 07:17:54 PM
Oh my goodness!  I think I may have to join this!  This may sound weird but my 28 year old boyfriend is completely obsessed with stuffies...kinda strange in an adult male I know, but he loves them...and has given me a ton of them in the past 4 years. 

Oh, and if I did this swap the stuffy visitor would be here for my birthday, how cool would that be?  I was pondering going to mystic seaport and the aquarium on my birthday, that'd be a lovely place to bring a guest,lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 17, 2007 10:17:38 PM
This has just taken off! It makes me excited, Fluff really wants to see some sunny weather!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 18, 2007 08:05:00 AM
I'm so excited about this!!   I've been working on my stuffy (his name is Jelly Mouse).  Sending a disposable is a GREAT idea!  I've never done a swap like this before


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 18, 2007 08:11:56 AM
Oh my goodness!  I think I may have to join this!  This may sound weird but my 28 year old boyfriend is completely obsessed with stuffies...kinda strange in an adult male I know, but he loves them...and has given me a ton of them in the past 4 years. 

Oh, and if I did this swap the stuffy visitor would be here for my birthday, how cool would that be?  I was pondering going to mystic seaport and the aquarium on my birthday, that'd be a lovely place to bring a guest,lol.

hehe.....my hubby is 40 and he loves spooky stuffies.  He was the one that adopted Vlad for me from Whitby, where Dracula landed.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 08:12:30 AM
The best suggestion I can give for those of you who haven't done this swap before is to take your visitor EVERYWHERE you go!! And take lots of pictures!!  Last time I did it, my visitor was small enough that she could ride around in my purse and I used my camera on my cell phone to take all of the pictures, and since I always had my visitor and my cell phone with me, I could take pictures wherever we ended up going.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 18, 2007 08:32:08 AM
I can't believe it's another 3 weeks before send outs.......

*looks at the calender and mumbles*  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 08:54:49 AM
I know I know...I'm sorry!!  I just wanted to make sure that everyone got a chance to sign-up!  And a lot of people need extra long sign ups to get done with and get feedback for their other swaps before they can join a new one.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 18, 2007 08:57:39 AM
My boyfriend is going to make Leila a little banjo for her trip.  I've finally brought him over to the dark side.   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: itscute on February 18, 2007 10:03:04 AM
::raise hand::

that would be me... i need the extra time to finish my other swaps and get feedback, etc.  i hope i make it in time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 10:58:24 AM
To clarify:

When you send out your little visitor, you also need to send out a contract stating that your partner agrees to love and take care of their visitor and show them all around town.  As soon as you get this contract, you need to sign it and send it back to your partner ASAP!!

You can use one of these forms (from previous members), or be creative and make your own!  The contracts don't have to read exactly as the ones below, as long as the basic idea gets across.

http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/StuffyContract1.pdf
http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/LittleVisitorAgreement01.pdf

You will also need to send a bio of your visitor with him/her and the contract (just put them all in the same envelope or box or whatever).  Be creative with the bios as well!  For those who have already signed up and are waiting for send-outs in three weaks, you can keep yourselves occupied..at least for a little bit...coming up with a story for you visitor's life!

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 18, 2007 11:02:55 AM
To clarify:

When you send out your little visitor, you also need to send out a contract stating that your partner agrees to love and take care of their visitor and show them all around town.  As soon as you get this contract, you need to sign it and send it back to your partner ASAP!!

You can use one of these forms (from previous members), or be creative and make your own!  The contracts don't have to read exactly as the ones below, as long as the basic idea gets across.

http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/StuffyContract1.pdf
http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/LittleVisitorAgreement01.pdf

You will also need to send a bio of your visitor with him/her and the contract (just put them all in the same envelope or box or whatever).  Be creative with the bios as well!  For those who have already signed up and are waiting for send-outs in three weaks, you can keep yourselves occupied..at least for a little bit...coming up with a story for you visitor's life!

=)


What do you mean coming up with a story?? He is REAL!!! tut  ::)  :D

I don't suppose anyone has the contract in word format?  I don't have Acrobat.

Cheers

x


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 11:13:58 AM
hahahaha!  oops...i mean....remembering his story...and you are going to have to write it all down.....

eep



basically the contracts say:
I, _____________ (name), do solemnly swear on my skills as a Craftster that I shall entertain, amuse, and keep ___________ (visitor's name) clean, not let him/her/it get too smelly, or covered in slime (you know it could happen).  I also swear that I shall return my visitor in a timely fashion in accordance with the rules of the swap, without bodily harm, and with many fun memories to share with their friends and family back home.

Signed__________________________
Date________________


you don't have to use that exact wording (or any of that wording) if you dont want to (although you can if you so desire)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 18, 2007 11:31:07 AM
I need the long sign up as well.  I'm currently in two swaps and I'm getting ready for a huge state test (i'm trying to be a court reporter, need to past the speed tests...225 wpm is the toughest one).  That's the first week of March.  So by the second week or March my life should be a bit calmer.  Also I need to consult my boyfriend before I send  Leon away, he's very special.  He found Leon the sea otter at a aquarium's gift shop.  He's perfect size to travel in a purse...here's a pic I just took:




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: aeronberry on February 18, 2007 11:46:03 AM
Leon (with the little vest!) is adorable - I love sea otters!!
I'm taking Etsy pictures later, so I'll try to get Daryl to pose for a quick photo  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 18, 2007 11:50:11 AM
Oh I'm in love with Leon!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: aeronberry on February 18, 2007 02:01:22 PM
Here's Daryl...



He's an old friend, and thrilled to be picked over some of my newer stuffies.  I'm not sure why he ended up in a washer/dryer cycle (it's a subject he prefers to avoid), but it left him with a permanent silly hairdo.

He's starting to get ready for his trip (see his fancy walking shoes?) and can't wait to hear about everyone's adventures!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 02:53:03 PM
I need the long sign up as well.  I'm currently in two swaps and I'm getting ready for a huge state test (i'm trying to be a court reporter, need to past the speed tests...225 wpm is the toughest one).  That's the first week of March.  So by the second week or March my life should be a bit calmer.  Also I need to consult my boyfriend before I send  Leon away, he's very special.  He found Leon the sea otter at a aquarium's gift shop.  He's perfect size to travel in a purse...here's a pic I just took:

Haha!  I love that you posted a picture before you even signed up.  Yay for egar swap participants!! I love it!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on February 18, 2007 03:01:15 PM
Lol, yes I just signed up.  My boyfriend thinks its a cute idea and seemed fairly interested in meeting a new plushie.  Allan (the boyfriend not the plushie) loves road trips and travel so this will definitely be a group effort.  My sister Cris is psyched as well....whoever is sent here is going to be well loved, lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 18, 2007 03:16:29 PM
Oh dear, now I'm having second thoughts about the size of my doll...she measures 14" tall, and definitely would not fit in a reasonably sized purse.  Is everyone sending teeny tiny stuffed folk? 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 18, 2007 04:17:14 PM
not at all, Fluff is a big girl, probably about 14" also


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 18, 2007 04:27:03 PM
Oh, good.  I just want to make sure Leila doesn't miss out on anything for being a big girl.   ;) 

She's been telling me her story (which is hard, because she still doesn't have a mouth, but she gets by).  About a year back, she took up with some Rastafarians  on a beach in Mexico.  They spent some blissful weeks together lying in the sun and collecting seashells and beachglass.  While lilac-skinned folks don't so much tan as turn eggplant, Leila definitely got some color.  The Rastafarians taught her to play the banjo, but when she found out they were mixed up in Polyfill smuggling she had to bolt under cover of darkness.  She hitched a ride on the back of a manure truck, and was back in Minnesota within a week.  That's when I met her, you see...  But I should really save this for her bio.  I am way to excited about this swap.

Oh, and how cute is that horse?  I love his funny hair-mat.  Also love the bashful monkey a few pages back. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 18, 2007 08:06:09 PM
Here's my little Mozzi (Mot-Zi....short for Mozzerella).  I am almost afraid to send her on another vacation since she just got back to me after her 8 month trip last time!!



She is about 9 1/2" tall and (eep!) 13-14" around at her tummy.  I'm gonna have to put her on a diet!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on February 18, 2007 10:47:08 PM
I'm trying to decide if the drunk monkey is ready for another trip already, He just got back!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on February 19, 2007 12:06:08 AM
Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun.  I just sent in my info.  I'm really going to kill myself signing up for another swap, but I love swaps....and this one looks great!
Any stuffies want to come to L.A.?
ehehheheh

PS--I love Mozzi!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 19, 2007 05:26:33 AM
All this talk of long return times makes me nervous...I don't think I'd want Leon gone for 8 months!  Hope that doesn't happen.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 19, 2007 06:47:46 AM
Vlad is about 8'' high, but has a 10'' wing span.  Luckily he can wrap his wings round himself which make him more compact for travel  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 19, 2007 07:32:36 AM
yeah i think louie is about 7'' or 8'' too.  and he is flat.  but dont tell him i said that.

my boyfriend just ordered a husband for louise (my larger ice bat and louie's mom).  he is the special edition black one with glow in the dark eyes!  that way louise wont be as lonely when louie travels!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on February 19, 2007 08:04:34 AM
I think 8 months is an unusually long time for a visitor to be gone. I wouldn't be worried.

I think Drunk Monkey will join in, it would be nice to have a visitor for Easter!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 19, 2007 08:26:41 AM
All this talk of long return times makes me nervous...I don't think I'd want Leon gone for 8 months!  Hope that doesn't happen.

Haha!  Don't worry, I'm the only one who got flaked on in my swap.  Plus, everyone is so egar for this round, that I can almost guarentee we aren't going to have any flakers.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on February 19, 2007 08:56:14 AM
Oh Boy!  My roaming gnome gets to play this round!  He's so excited!  He's working on what we need to show our exchange stuffie also.  This is fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 19, 2007 09:40:29 AM
Leon is about 9 inches tall but not very wide...though he has about a 4 inch tail sticking out in back! 

I love that we have a traveling gnome!  Those are the best commercials. 

Yes, i'm not nervous now.  I agree that everyone seems excited and non flakey...lol.  The only think that could go wrong is a post office mistake, but they will just have to fix it if they make a mistake!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on February 19, 2007 09:54:06 AM
The roaming gnome is everywhere, since I actually work for the company that owns the folks that put out those commercials.  I've taken a little rubber version of him several places already, but this is going to be a brand new stuffie incarnation.  I just hope I can do him justice!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 19, 2007 02:54:09 PM
I'm going to play, too!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 19, 2007 03:21:31 PM
Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun.  I just sent in my info.  I'm really going to kill myself signing up for another swap, but I love swaps....and this one looks great!
Any stuffies want to come to L.A.?
ehehheheh

PS--I love Mozzi!

This has not much to do with the swap but....I am kinda confused...why are you MissNewEngland if you live in California?  Are you originally from new england and which part?  (I'm from CT, that's why I'm curious)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on February 19, 2007 04:12:46 PM
You know, I should not have picked that username.  My username is supposed to mean:  I miss New England.
Yes, I was born in raised in MA & NH.  Now I live in CA. 
I really miss it there, except for the snow!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 19, 2007 04:28:24 PM
lol, I really like New Hampshire, visit there alot.   Oh, this year there was barely any snow...seriously even in very northern New England, it's been a really mild winter.

BTW: is that your pug?  I have a six year old female pug named Duchess...who is currently sniffing around the entire house forging for food.  Sometimes I think it's way more than a coincidence that pug is one vowel away from pig.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on February 20, 2007 07:11:27 AM
I just got approved for this swap! Yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 20, 2007 07:16:59 AM
I already have 17 people in this swap and another two and a half weeks for sign ups!!  I am way excited that so many people are interested in this swap.  However, the rule is that if there are more than 25 people in the swap, I either have to close sign-ups (which I dont want to do...I want everyone to join us!) or find someone to co-organize with me.  Please PM me and let me know if you might be willing to co-organize if we happen to reach 25 people signing up.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on February 20, 2007 08:54:55 AM


This is Cypress, who will be the one venturing out into the world soon!  He's ready to go!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on February 20, 2007 09:06:09 AM
this swap is so awesome!  all of my stuffies, i would be scared to send to a stranger though!  :-\  maybe someday i'll have to do a personal little visitor swap with someone...

(not that any of you are untrustworthy!! i just don't know you!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on February 20, 2007 09:45:46 AM
I made a special stuffy just for this swap...I don't know if you'd consider doing that instead of sending one of your precious babies.  Of course, now I'm in love with Miss Leila, but since I created her knowing she was going on this journey it won't be so hard to part with her.  And I, for one, can promise absolute stuffy fidelity.  Barring disaster, any stuffy in my care will be sent home safely.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 20, 2007 10:16:06 AM
Mozzi is a thrift store rescue.  I couldn't bear to part with one of my childhood stuffies and am not talented enough to make one that looked decent, so I decided to rescue a stuffie that needed a little love and send her on a trip!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on February 20, 2007 10:25:53 AM
Awe, come on Catpants!  You know some of us (or at least have swapped with some of us before).  Come and play!  Just don't send Karl.  That would be scary!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: techni_moments on February 20, 2007 10:38:19 AM
I think I'm going to sign up for this, but I'm at school and have about 45 seconds before the bell rings for next period, so I can't right now.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on February 20, 2007 10:58:34 AM
Awe, come on Catpants!  You know some of us (or at least have swapped with some of us before).  Come and play!  Just don't send Karl.  That would be scary!

ha! karl would love to take a vacation, i bet!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: 2711 on February 20, 2007 01:45:55 PM
I'm in

Yay!

 ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on February 20, 2007 06:06:05 PM
I'm in too, I just hope my feedback come through! I can't wait for my new buddy to arrive, so I can show it around!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: techni_moments on February 20, 2007 06:25:27 PM
I just sent my form, yay =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on February 20, 2007 10:47:55 PM
Yay, I'm in!

Here is Lyle (the Lobster), snuggling with Kahlua:

Lyle has had a sad life, he was unwanted and wound up at the thrift store, where I got him for $1. He's been hanging with some other crustacean and cephalopod stuffies, but I think it would be nice for him to take a special trip  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Luckie_Strike on February 20, 2007 11:22:42 PM
Since I'm almost done with one of my swaps, I'm about 99% sure I can join.  I'm trying to decide if I want to send a mini-version of my lamb (in the avatar) to go visiting, or a totally different little creature.  I definently know one stop for any little friend that visits me... ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 21, 2007 07:14:35 AM
I finished my stuffy.  His name is Jelly



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 21, 2007 07:42:21 AM
Oh I LOVE Jelly... how did you make him?



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on February 21, 2007 07:43:22 AM
Hi Jelly! *waves* He's cuuuute. Love the eyepatch.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 21, 2007 09:12:26 AM
Oh I LOVE Jelly... how did you make him?

Thanks!  I used the free pattern from sewing stars http://sewingstars.com/mousepattern.htm (http://sewingstars.com/mousepattern.htm). 
I used what was left of a fleece scarf from the dollar store (I used it to cover a really ugly photo album for a swap).  I just hand sewed him together (because my machine is buried under leftovers fabric from halloween)

Hi Jelly! *waves* He's cuuuute. Love the eyepatch.

(he's blushing right now).  He has the eyepatch because of the barbed wire on the fence outside the lab where he was a test mouse. 


I love all the stuffies that are posted here so far!  I never even thought of rescuing any. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: bagheraa on February 21, 2007 09:57:00 AM
I was following the #5 gallery, and was hoping there would be another one!! I haven't been in any swaps since before the swap feedback system started, so I guess this will be my first 'official' swap...  :-\
I have to give some thought for who to send though - I think I may end up making a new stuffy, or maybe a doll.

I'm looking forward to swapping with you :)

bagh


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catpants on February 21, 2007 10:03:00 AM
oh, i love jelly!! and bagheera, i'm glad your parents are okay with you swapping  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Sphinxy on February 21, 2007 10:11:10 AM
*sigh* i wish i could participate on this swap, sounds like a lot of fun.... but i'm too young (in craftster :P) and i can't post internationally according to the rules... though the truth is, it's the only way i could swap, cos I really doubt there are any other Honduran craftsters......


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on February 21, 2007 10:22:31 AM
ptarmic wumpus :  I wanted to let you know I think Lyle is absolutely adorable..and your cat is very cute, really it is.  But I have a hideous allergy to kitties...I mean really really bad, I sneeze, wheez, my eyes tear up and turn red...then I can't open them.  So I just wanted to say definitely anyone that has a cat tell the moderator.  Stuffies are cuddly and cats like cuddly stuffies so there will be cat hair on it.  I hope none of that sounded bad...it's just I get really tired of allergy attacks.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on February 21, 2007 10:29:33 AM
TreeTree, I feel ya on the cat thing. I'm sure the organizer is aware and will pair together the people who are cat-allergic like us. No worries. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 21, 2007 10:34:32 AM
*sigh* i wish i could participate on this swap, sounds like a lot of fun.... but i'm too young (in craftster :P) and i can't post internationally according to the rules... though the truth is, it's the only way i could swap, cos I really doubt there are any other Honduran craftsters......

why can't you post internationally? there is no rule against that!!!  though for this swap, you do have to be a member of craftster for 2 months and it looks like you have barely made one.  hopefully you will get in the next round!

ptarmic wumpus :  I wanted to let you know I think Lyle is absolutely adorable..and your cat is very cute, really it is.  But I have a hideous allergy to kitties...I mean really really bad, I sneeze, wheez, my eyes tear up and turn red...then I can't open them.  So I just wanted to say definitely anyone that has a cat tell the moderator.  Stuffies are cuddly and cats like cuddly stuffies so there will be cat hair on it.  I hope none of that sounded bad...it's just I get really tired of allergy attacks.

i am definalty NOT going to pair up people who have allergies to animals/smoke/whatever with those that have animals/smoke/whatever!!  it will be the first thing i consider before matching up people...i dont want anyone opening up a swap package and having a reaction to it!!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Sphinxy on February 21, 2007 11:00:24 AM
*sigh* i wish i could participate on this swap, sounds like a lot of fun.... but i'm too young (in craftster :P) and i can't post internationally according to the rules... though the truth is, it's the only way i could swap, cos I really doubt there are any other Honduran craftsters......

why can't you post internationally? there is no rule against that!!!  though for this swap, you do have to be a member of craftster for 2 months and it looks like you have barely made one.  hopefully you will get in the next round!

Yeah, that's the thing... :P I will have to wait for the next round... but i thing i'll go prepping my stuffie for it's journey... :D and probably should keep some hidden money for this purpose :P that way I won't have to ask my dad for money to buy "School books" :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 21, 2007 11:33:09 AM
*sigh* i wish i could participate on this swap, sounds like a lot of fun.... but i'm too young (in craftster :P) and i can't post internationally according to the rules... though the truth is, it's the only way i could swap, cos I really doubt there are any other Honduran craftsters......

why can't you post internationally? there is no rule against that!!!  though for this swap, you do have to be a member of craftster for 2 months and it looks like you have barely made one.  hopefully you will get in the next round!

Yeah, that's the thing... :P I will have to wait for the next round... but i thing i'll go prepping my stuffie for it's journey... :D and probably should keep some hidden money for this purpose :P that way I won't have to ask my dad for money to buy "School books" :P

hahaha!  i already talked to amaZing, and she will be doing round 7 of the swap sometime in the summer, i would guess. she had wanted to do this round, but i sort of stole it from her (plus she ended up being busy)...so be sure to join her round if you can't join ours!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on February 21, 2007 11:37:56 AM
I love Jelly!  Great name, too.  He reminds me of the Bunny Pirate, the star villain of my childhood stuffy fantasy world.  He was able to get away with so much evil because he was just an unassuming white Easter bunny from the drug store.  No one would suspect him.  Mua ha ha....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Sphinxy on February 21, 2007 11:39:54 AM
*sigh* i wish i could participate on this swap, sounds like a lot of fun.... but i'm too young (in craftster :P) and i can't post internationally according to the rules... though the truth is, it's the only way i could swap, cos I really doubt there are any other Honduran craftsters......

why can't you post internationally? there is no rule against that!!!  though for this swap, you do have to be a member of craftster for 2 months and it looks like you have barely made one.  hopefully you will get in the next round!

Yeah, that's the thing... :P I will have to wait for the next round... but i thing i'll go prepping my stuffie for it's journey... :D and probably should keep some hidden money for this purpose :P that way I won't have to ask my dad for money to buy "School books" :P

hahaha!  i already talked to amaZing, and she will be doing round 7 of the swap sometime in the summer, i would guess. she had wanted to do this round, but i sort of stole it from her (plus she ended up being busy)...so be sure to join her round if you can't join ours!

:D I will... I hope I don't forget about it :P I have stuffies that want to see the world, just like me...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 21, 2007 01:02:32 PM
I love Jelly!  Great name, too.  He reminds me of the Bunny Pirate, the star villain of my childhood stuffy fantasy world.  He was able to get away with so much evil because he was just an unassuming white Easter bunny from the drug store.  No one would suspect him.  Mua ha ha....

 :D  I know I would never suspect a white Easter bunny!    Now that I've made my first stuffy, ideas have just been pouring out of me!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 21, 2007 01:36:47 PM
ptarmic wumpus :  I wanted to let you know I think Lyle is absolutely adorable..and your cat is very cute, really it is.  But I have a hideous allergy to kitties...I mean really really bad, I sneeze, wheez, my eyes tear up and turn red...then I can't open them.  So I just wanted to say definitely anyone that has a cat tell the moderator.  Stuffies are cuddly and cats like cuddly stuffies so there will be cat hair on it.  I hope none of that sounded bad...it's just I get really tired of allergy attacks.

that was in the questions we filled out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sweaterbrau on February 21, 2007 01:52:57 PM
I'm really itching to sign up for this swap but I was just wondering...is there any minimum size a stuffy can be? One I'm considering for this swap is pocket-sized (About 3" tall) and I was curious as to whether people would be apprehensive about accepting something so small.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 21, 2007 03:04:14 PM
I'm really itching to sign up for this swap but I was just wondering...is there any minimum size a stuffy can be? One I'm considering for this swap is pocket-sized (About 3" tall) and I was curious as to whether people would be apprehensive about accepting something so small.

there is definalty no minimum size!  in fact, a lot of people have asked for small sized stuffies...they are easier to carry around!!!!  join us!

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 21, 2007 03:08:10 PM
How cute would it be to carry him/her in your pocket all the time!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sweaterbrau on February 21, 2007 03:08:45 PM
 :D I'll send in my information then!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: bagheraa on February 22, 2007 07:03:27 AM
oops ... ! just remembered that I don't get back from my school trip to Japan before May 8th...  :-\ Guess I'll have to wait for round 7 too then. (Unless of course my visitor would like to come with me to Japan..? ;) )



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 09:50:55 AM
oops ... ! just remembered that I don't get back from my school trip to Japan before May 8th...  :-\ Guess I'll have to wait for round 7 too then. (Unless of course my visitor would like to come with me to Japan..? ;) )



i'm sure your partner would love if your visitor went to japan with you!  just make sure to put that information on the questionairre.  and i will give you permission to send late (just remind me of that as well in the questionairre)


I was talking to my twin sister (whom I live with) the other day about this swap, and she suggested that maybe I come up with a minumum requirement of the amount of pictures that you have to take.  With shipping times, everyone should have their visitor for at least the month of April (if not part of March as well), so what if you had to include at least 30 pictures (not necessairily one for each day), so that we all ensure that we will get lots of pictures back?  Do I even need to add a rule like this, or is everyone going to be taking lots of pictures anyway?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on February 22, 2007 09:53:35 AM
last round, I took a lot of pictures that didn't even make it into the book. But 30 sounds like a LOT of pictures. 6 sounds like too few! perhaps having mentioned that you were a little dissapointed in the amount of pictures will remind everyone to take lots?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 09:57:34 AM
Maybe like 15 pictures then? Or 20? 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on February 22, 2007 10:11:41 AM
Maybe! Say, at least 15? I took a lot of pictures when Filur and I went to Old Town, but some of them just weren't all that good. And most of the pictures from the Arizona trip were redundant. I think I had at least 15 pictures in there, but I am not sure. I don'tt hink 15 pictures would be difficult, whereas 30 would be a lot of pressure.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 10:14:00 AM
Maybe! Say, at least 15? I took a lot of pictures when Filur and I went to Old Town, but some of them just weren't all that good. And most of the pictures from the Arizona trip were redundant. I think I had at least 15 pictures in there, but I am not sure. I don'tt hink 15 pictures would be difficult, whereas 30 would be a lot of pressure.

Alright, I think I am not going to put a rule on it at all because I don't want people to feel pressured to take a certain amount of pictures.  So we will just leave it as is.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on February 22, 2007 10:32:38 AM
maybe have 15 - 30 photos be the guideline?  that way, someone won't send their partner 50 photos and be disappointed to receive, say, 10.  also, we can craft souvenirs for our visitors, right?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on February 22, 2007 12:32:20 PM
I'm in- have a great little friend who'd adore a holiday!
Is 3.5 inches too small?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 12:38:24 PM
maybe have 15 - 30 photos be the guideline?  that way, someone won't send their partner 50 photos and be disappointed to receive, say, 10.  also, we can craft souvenirs for our visitors, right?
alright, well everyone keep that in mind...i'm not making it a rule, but please try to have approx 15-30 pictures.  you can definalty craft souvenire, make clothes for your visitor (if its cold and they need a hat or something or if you are going to the beach and they need appropriate swim wear...whatever!).  you also should throw in souvenirs from the places that you go.... =)

I'm in- have a great little friend who'd adore a holiday!
Is 3.5 inches too small?
nope, lots of people are requesting small visitors, so you should be fine.  =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on February 22, 2007 12:53:15 PM
Have finished filling it out. Any luck yet?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 12:56:56 PM
Have finished filling it out. Any luck yet?


yep, i got it and just added feedback for you.  you are all set!

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 22, 2007 01:26:41 PM
maybe have 15 - 30 photos be the guideline?  that way, someone won't send their partner 50 photos and be disappointed to receive, say, 10.  also, we can craft souvenirs for our visitors, right?
alright, well everyone keep that in mind...i'm not making it a rule, but please try to have approx 15-30 pictures.  you can definalty craft souvenire, make clothes for your visitor (if its cold and they need a hat or something or if you are going to the beach and they need appropriate swim wear...whatever!).  you also should throw in souvenirs from the places that you go.... =)


I plan on sending a disposable camera with Jelly (thanks for the idea kittyvanghoul).  those usually take about 24 pics, right?  that would be easiest to keep track of how many pics you take.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 22, 2007 01:37:24 PM
maybe have 15 - 30 photos be the guideline?  that way, someone won't send their partner 50 photos and be disappointed to receive, say, 10.  also, we can craft souvenirs for our visitors, right?
alright, well everyone keep that in mind...i'm not making it a rule, but please try to have approx 15-30 pictures.  you can definalty craft souvenire, make clothes for your visitor (if its cold and they need a hat or something or if you are going to the beach and they need appropriate swim wear...whatever!).  you also should throw in souvenirs from the places that you go.... =)


I plan on sending a disposable camera with Jelly (thanks for the idea kittyvanghoul).  those usually take about 24 pics, right?  that would be easiest to keep track of how many pics you take.

yep..i think they take about 24.  i'll probably be taking pictures with my camera phone cause its always on me (and ill use a disposable as well if my partnet sends one), and im sure some people will use digital cameras or regular ones or whatever they have!  anything is cool!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Tygir on February 22, 2007 01:51:31 PM
Ok, I did it. I signed up! I'll post a picture of Lucy tomorrow after I get her from my work. (I work at a craft store and she was in the display case for upcomming classes. Too bad no one signed up :( ) She'll be so excited when I tell her the news!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on February 22, 2007 01:57:07 PM
This is Suki. Her full name is Suki Sweetapple, and she's small (approx 3.5 inches tall) but perfectly formed.



This is her in a miniature teacup, which is usually her home by my mirror!

She's very excited to be going away!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AmaZing on February 23, 2007 12:56:32 PM
Questionnaire sent!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 23, 2007 01:07:44 PM
I really like the idea of the disposable camera... but would the person who recieves the camera develop the camera?! sometimes I am a little dumb!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 23, 2007 01:15:49 PM
I really like the idea of the disposable camera... but would the person who recieves the camera develop the camera?! sometimes I am a little dumb!

i love the idea too!!! 

i think that would be up to you and your partner (you dont want to send a camera and then require them to develop it...that could get expensive on top of the other pics they are taking).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 23, 2007 01:19:49 PM
Ellie, I think the person who takes the pics needs to develop the film for the scrapbook, otherwise they would have to take double the pictures.


Oh, I just took a family shot of all of Leon's stuffy brothers and sisters:



None of the Eeyore's are very happy they didn't get picked. Tubby over on the right is being totally obstinate but I told him shipping would cost too much.  My model twiggy in the back won't listen to reason, she refuses to believe she isn't a plushie.  Alf is only interested going to a house with cats so once I told him that was out of the question he didn't care.  Mindy, bananas and scabbers are more or less happy where they are but will miss Leon.  Okay, I'm a freak.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 23, 2007 01:39:10 PM
I think I will stick to digital for my visitor. I would feel like a total @$$ if something went wrong with the camera, and I got no good pictures, and had to take them all in like... one day LMAO... ho hum my camera is MIA and Fluff keeps looking at me longingly to take her photo. Poor girl. Sometime tonight I will find it hopefully.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 23, 2007 03:43:54 PM
I think I will stick to digital for my visitor. I would feel like a total @$$ if something went wrong with the camera, and I got no good pictures, and had to take them all in like... one day LMAO... ho hum my camera is MIA and Fluff keeps looking at me longingly to take her photo. Poor girl. Sometime tonight I will find it hopefully.

maybe use your digital camera and take some pics on the disposable if your partner sends on?  i would definalty recommend just talking to your partner first if you want to send a disposable, if you want them to get them developed or if you will develop them yourself, and how many pictures you want to include in your scrapbook/journal.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on February 23, 2007 10:29:53 PM
This is the cutest, bestest swap I've ever heard of!!! ;D  If I get feedback soon enough, I'm so in. At first I was thinking of a turtle I've got, but I think I might want someone new and more poseable. ;)

ETA: The turtle, Corben, is insisting it's time for a vacation! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: craftymumto2 on February 23, 2007 10:47:01 PM
THis sounds like  such a good idea im going to ponder this one over and figure something to send im terrible at  taking one of my  guys and sending them away  but this way i will get them  back hahaha 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 24, 2007 07:09:50 AM
I was just looking at swap gallery 5 and noticed someone sent a data cd with extra pics and stories on it.  I really like that idea, and I have photoshop so all photos will be digital anyway and I am seriously click happy...so lots of photos won't make it into the actual scrapbook.  Also, we could always sent a musical mix of songs the visiting stuffy enjoyed in the car and wanted to bring home.  I'm really excited about this idea because cd's are flat and light, so perfect for keeping shipping costs down.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 24, 2007 07:42:27 AM
I was just looking at swap gallery 5 and noticed someone sent a data cd with extra pics and stories on it.  I really like that idea, and I have photoshop so all photos will be digital anyway and I am seriously click happy...so lots of photos won't make it into the actual scrapbook.  Also, we could always sent a musical mix of songs the visiting stuffy enjoyed in the car and wanted to bring home.  I'm really excited about this idea because cd's are flat and light, so perfect for keeping shipping costs down.

If you send a mix cd, don't tell me about it and do not post pictures...you are not supposed to send them, according to the swap rules.  I'm not saying anything else.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 24, 2007 08:20:09 AM
Ohh, I think I get it....but what about the photo cd, that's ok right?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 24, 2007 08:45:29 AM
Ohh, I think I get it....but what about the photo cd, that's ok right?

That's fine...you just aren't supposed to send anything that is copywright material because it could get craftster in trouble.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 24, 2007 09:37:58 AM
I am probably going to do a Photo CD and then use a disposable camera for the scrapbook piccis as I don't have a printer anymore.... I has gone to hardware heaven   :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: petite_renoncule on February 24, 2007 09:55:06 AM
Questionaire sent!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 24, 2007 10:15:40 AM
I am probably going to do a Photo CD and then use a disposable camera for the scrapbook piccis as I don't have a printer anymore.... I has gone to hardware heaven   :-[

You could always bring your camera's card or a photocd to wherever you normally develop photos...they can print them for you and you can use those in the scrapbook


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 24, 2007 10:34:47 AM
I am probably going to do a Photo CD and then use a disposable camera for the scrapbook piccis as I don't have a printer anymore.... I has gone to hardware heaven   :-[

You could always bring your camera's card or a photocd to wherever you normally develop photos...they can print them for you and you can use those in the scrapbook

i know i usually go to walmart and they have a kodak picture maker kiosk by the photo center that you can stick your memory card or photocd or whatever you use into and it brings up all the files on the screen, you choose which ones you want, and it prints it for you right there...it takes like 2 seconds and the pictures are fairly cheap...like 33 cents per picture or something


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 24, 2007 10:38:39 AM
Oooo never thought of that!  ::)  thanks  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 24, 2007 12:43:26 PM
I am probably going to do a Photo CD and then use a disposable camera for the scrapbook piccis as I don't have a printer anymore.... I has gone to hardware heaven   :-[

You could always bring your camera's card or a photocd to wherever you normally develop photos...they can print them for you and you can use those in the scrapbook

thats what i did last time.  i put all my photos on my computer and then at the end i chose what i wanted to print (and even uploaded them to the store's website then picked them up an hour later!) and made a cd with all the extras.

i was in hershey today dreaming about my visitor seeing the street lights shaped like hershey's kisses!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 24, 2007 01:45:13 PM

i was in hershey today dreaming about my visitor seeing the street lights shaped like hershey's kisses!!!

Lol, I went to Hershey when I was 13 for a school trip and that was one my fav things about it, the street lights!  Kinda silly, but I love hershey's kisses.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on February 24, 2007 05:34:08 PM
I sent in my info! I am in, pending an open swap spot. Woo! ;D

I am *insanely* excited. ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 24, 2007 05:57:41 PM
Everyone welcome my co-organizer, partner in crime, Ellie.Henry!  Pending her PM back to me that she is still willing to do it, of course!  I believe we are at 26 people right now and even though 2 are pending, it still means that I have to have a co-organizer.  Please still PM me with any questions or concerns...Ellie.Henry is going to have all the info once i pair up partners so that if i go missing for some reason (which i dont really plan to), she can take over the swap.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: techni_moments on February 24, 2007 07:08:31 PM
i was in hershey today dreaming about my visitor seeing the street lights shaped like hershey's kisses!!!

Where in PA are you? I'm in Philly, guess we aren't future partners  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on February 24, 2007 07:17:02 PM
Welcome co-organizer Ellie.Henry!
Oh, let me say I'm from Texas, if anyone is interested..... I too have been dreaming about all the cool places and things I can take my little visitor to do! Can't wait.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 24, 2007 07:20:57 PM
I am happy to be here, and as I told kitty, if it seems like i have dissapeared for a few days it is just because I am having lappy problems, not flaking!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 25, 2007 12:56:55 AM
Yay for Ellie!

Where is everyone else from?  I am from Yorkshire,UK...the home of Yorkshire Tea, Yorkshire Puddings, The Bronte Sisters, The birth place of Goth (yes........it all started in my town in the 70's), Moors and um nothing much else hahaha  ::) ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 25, 2007 04:58:35 AM
i was in hershey today dreaming about my visitor seeing the street lights shaped like hershey's kisses!!!

Where in PA are you? I'm in Philly, guess we aren't future partners  ;)

lebanon pa.  close to lancaster (chocolate and amish oh my)!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 25, 2007 05:44:06 AM

Where is everyone else from?

I'm from Milford, CT...and honestly anything I could say about it seems rather boring compared to Yorkshire.  Historically we're known for pretty much being one of the earliest settled areas in the US (Milford was purchased from Native Americans in 1639). We have some very old historical building (though not by England's standards).  We're a fishing village (I should say we WERE a fishing village, now everything is commercial garbage) that for a really long time was THE place to harvest oysters...exciting huh?  Lol.  However, I live about 15 minutes away from New Haven, CT the home of Yale University and I actually work in downtown New Haven and go to school nearby (no not at Yale).  So there are a lot of Art museums close by, and a lot of ocean as well...and quite a few places to hike...it's also about an hour on the train to NYC.  So while my town isn't that exciting it's got great placement, oh and a very cute duckpond  ;)


Edit:  I forgot to add that Charles Island (very small island) off our coast that is reachable by sandbar is said to be a possible location of Captain Kid's treasure.  In fact this year we will have our second annual Captain Kid's treasure hunt downtown, but it's not happening till June  :(  The actual Island has been turned into a bird conservatory, because people kept digging it up.  Also I heard there's an old monastery in the center of the island, but now I'll never get to see it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: 2711 on February 25, 2007 06:47:10 AM
I'm in the UK!
Bristol, to be exact. which is in the south west.
It's a big city but you're never far from the countryside
We have, um, bridges and airplanes (concorde was built here) and some boats (bristol used to be big shipping city)

oh and Aardman animations is here (the Wallace and Gromit people)but its in a very boring building and you can't really visit it.

There's lots of Balloon factories here too (the hot air kind not the party kind!) and there's a big balloon festival every summer, which is fun, but not until August!

They film lots of TV shows here too.

It's ok I guess, but the grass is always greener....!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 25, 2007 07:35:00 AM
Oh, I have a friend from Bristol!  Chances are slim that you'd know her, but her name is Martha Crean, and she has a little sister your age... 

I'm from Saint Paul, Minnesota.  And I'm not flaking either, but I've had a head cold for two weeks, which limits the attraction of the internet...  We just got 10 inches of snow.  I'll think of more compelling reasons to visit the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul) shortly.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on February 25, 2007 07:47:15 AM
I'm in Michigan, currently sort of living in two cities...Kalamazoo during the week, where I go to Western Michigan University, and Grand Rapids (an hour north of Kalamazoo) on the weekends, where I grew up and currently work in a call center for a nation-wide ticketing company (concert tickets and such).  Kalamazoo isn't incredibaly exciting...it's your average college town, but I am a theatre major, so hopefully my visitor will get to work backstage with me on the show I am currently assistant stage managing, and maybe even see a play or two around town.  Grand Rapids is a bit larger of a city than Kalamazoo, and has much more arts and entertainment, including the Van Andel arena, an 11,000 seat venue and five community theatres.

EDIT: Oh, and we have lots of snow.  So anyone who doesn't get snow or wants their visitor to experience a real winter, with -20 windchills, snowball fights, snow angels, sledding, snowmen, etc...you will love Michigan.  =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on February 25, 2007 07:57:00 AM
even if you think where you live isnt interesting or doesnt have well known landmarks, you can be creative and make anything an adventure.

my last visitors met a praying mantis on my balcony and climbed around in my HUGE sunflower in my garden.

and think of things that are important to you that you'd show to any visitors (stuffed or not).  im thinking, my favorite sushi place, for example!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 25, 2007 08:05:55 AM
Everyone welcome my co-organizer, partner in crime, Ellie.Henry! 

::waves::   Hi Ellie.Henry!!


Where is everyone else from? 

I'm from Buffalo, NY.  We have chicken wings, and the Erie Canal.  And snow.  This will give me a chance to get out and do all the things that I've been meaning to do. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on February 25, 2007 08:17:45 AM
I'm in a small town in South Carolina. I moved here last August-September-ish  ;D  from Columbia (the capital). This town has a very nice garden of mostly roses and a duck pond. Also, in my backyard there is a pond! I'm about an hour away from Columbia, which has nice parks, theaters, architecture, and a library to die for. :)  Also, I'm about 2 hours away from Charleston, and most Americans know how historical that is. ;)  But it also means it's a possibility for a beach trip for my visitor; a special treat for a normally landlocked stuffie!

Also, depending on several factors, there's a chance my visitor might get to travel with me to Disney World in March--roadtrip!!! It will be my first time... even I can believe I've never been! Especially since I lived in Jacksonville for a few years! I'm SO excited. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on February 25, 2007 08:46:11 AM
Oh, I'm so excited too! My mom tells me we might go places on spring vacation, like White Sands or the Zoo! OK, these places are where I live, but even better for my little visitor to get to know my hometown.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on February 25, 2007 09:06:24 AM
I'm in Boulder, Colorado, which is in "semi-arid upland steppe" wedged between the mountains (immediately to the west) and the plains (to the east). March is statistically the snowiest month, so there will probably be at least some snow during the visit (the average last day of snow is April 25). There is an herbal tea factory (Celestial Seasonings), various wildlife (ranging from prairie dogs to mountain lions - there were bears in the parking lot at work last summer), and the remnants of quirkiness which are being taken over by generic strip malls. Also the University of Colorado and some government research centers (I work at one of them). Denver is about half an hour away.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: bagheraa on February 25, 2007 09:37:21 AM
Hi again all
I have had a hard time doing some thinking, and I think I have decided to wait until #7 to join this swap - I just think there might be too much and that I won't get time to put in all the effort that I would want, going to Japan and everything. So if the #7 will be in summer, I will probably have more time to dedicate to my visitor, and he/she would also get to come to my summerhouse in Norway with me. But I will continue reading this thread and the gallery, I really like this kind of swap, we all get to be creative in a different way and in the same time we learn a lot about new places.
Hope all of you have a good time swapping and that I will see some of you around in round 7 !

Oh - and I'm from Norway by the way, currently living/studying in Denmark.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on February 25, 2007 10:00:18 AM
Hey,
Im in the UK too. In Bath which is really really close to Bristol (waves at 2711!) In fact, me and my visitor may take a trip to Bristol - 20 mins by train and much much better shopping!!!
Bath isn't really that exciting - lots of old Roman stuff, which i great the first time you see it, but not when you walk past it all every day on the way to work!
Erm, there's a nice Abbey, and old Roman baths from natural hot springs which are cool. And a wier (weir? weer? were? hmm...a one of these!http://www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/content/images/2005/02/01/bath_pulteney_weir_350x240.jpg (http://www.bbc.co.uk/somerset/content/images/2005/02/01/bath_pulteney_weir_350x240.jpg)

It's true, grass is always greener and all... hopefully my visiting stuffy will have an interest in roman history! Lol!

xxx Uluru


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on February 25, 2007 10:15:57 AM
i live in portland, oregon and it is rainy.  ha!  i think having a little visitor will remind me how awesome portland is, even in a downpour, because it will make me leave the house!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on February 25, 2007 10:17:28 AM
I second the "if you want real winter" My back yard has about 8 feet of snow. We have been pounded by storms the last few weeks! Pennsylvania.... hmm very agricultural. The stuffy could visit a farm!? haha It is pretty plain around here, but he/she will be helping me plan my wedding! Maybe they'll get to try on dresses/tuxes!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 25, 2007 10:28:44 AM
It's true, grass is always greener and all... hopefully my visiting stuffy will have an interest in roman history! Lol!

I'm not sure how Leon feels but I have long time interest in Roman history.  I took Latin for two years in highschool, plus since my dad is from Italy and my mom's side is mostly British, Bath sounds really interesting, I may want to visit sometime!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 25, 2007 10:50:12 AM
i live in portland, oregon and it is rainy.  ha!  i think having a little visitor will remind me how awesome portland is, even in a downpour, because it will make me leave the house!  :D

I totally agree with that..I did so many things that I usually don't do (like going to zoos and stuff), and also revisited things that i take for granted, knowing that someone else had never been to my town before!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on February 25, 2007 12:20:12 PM
I live in Lansing, Michigan. My lil' visitor will get to enjoy a tour of our state's capitol and lots of local nature stuff, and may even get to run the bases at our local minor league baseball stadium! (My hubby works there, so I may be able to get some cute pics - if he doesn't kill me for running around his "office" with a stuffed animal.) I also work in construction, so my visitor will probably get to "drive" a loader, help load up a dump truck and lots of other fun stuff - maybe he'll even be a flag person!  ;D Oh, and he'll probably visit our favorite Ethiopian restaurant with us!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: 2711 on February 25, 2007 12:24:29 PM
Oh, I have a friend from Bristol!  Chances are slim that you'd know her, but her name is Martha Crean, and she has a little sister your age... 

Can't say we've ever met!

Hey,
Im in the UK too. In Bath which is really really close to Bristol (waves at 2711!) In fact, me and my visitor may take a trip to Bristol - 20 mins by train and much much better shopping!!!

*Waves Back*

Funnily enough I was thinking of taking a trip to Bath!
I'm definitley going to Cardiff though, better shopping again!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on February 25, 2007 01:40:20 PM
I'm in Dallas, so my little visitor will get to see everything from cowboy/cowgirl stuff (the real thing, not the football team), art deco, wildflowers, and anything else we can find!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: raina.storms on February 25, 2007 01:47:27 PM
i live in portland, oregon and it is rainy.  ha!  i think having a little visitor will remind me how awesome portland is, even in a downpour, because it will make me leave the house!  :D

Oooh, catpants! Corben and I have always wanted to visit the Pacific NW!!! ;D  Since Corben's a sea turtle, he doesn't mind getting a little wet! ::)

ETA: I'll take and post a pic of Corben sometime today/tonight!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 25, 2007 01:59:36 PM
Ack! March 9th feels so far away!  Can't wait to see who I'm paired with.  My boyfriend (Allan) held up Leon the other day and said "So, when does he go on his mission?"  Wanted to share that, it tickles me that he won't call it a "trip", he insists its a "mission".


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on February 25, 2007 02:04:45 PM
Ack! March 9th feels so far away!  Can't wait to see who I'm paired with.  My boyfriend (Allan) held up Leon the other day and said "So, when does he go on his mission?"  Wanted to share that, it tickles me that he won't call it a "trip", he insists its a "mission".

hah! that's wonderful :)  i guess i should actually sign up for this! just realized i hadn't yet... i still need a little stuffie to take on the mission, but i'm hoping my partner in the one tiny thing swap will make me a little explorer :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 25, 2007 02:06:38 PM
Ack! March 9th feels so far away!  Can't wait to see who I'm paired with.  My boyfriend (Allan) held up Leon the other day and said "So, when does he go on his mission?"  Wanted to share that, it tickles me that he won't call it a "trip", he insists its a "mission".

lol!  march 9th is only 2 weeks away!  sign-ups are slowing down, but i'm still going to keep them open until march 9 because quite a few people on here are waiting for swap slots to open up and i want to keep sign ups open as long as possible for them.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 25, 2007 02:12:25 PM
I totally understand, and the more the merrier, I'm just so excited!  But it's fun being excited about something.  I guess that's why I'm so addicted to swapping lately.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: raina.storms on February 25, 2007 02:23:02 PM
lol!  march 9th is only 2 weeks away!  sign-ups are slowing down, but i'm still going to keep them open until march 9 because quite a few people on here are waiting for swap slots to open up and i want to keep sign ups open as long as possible for them.

=)

Yep, yep. I'd be one of those!  ;D  And I definitely wanna play!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Tygir on February 25, 2007 02:35:12 PM
I finally got around to telling Lucy that I signed her up for this swap. She got so excited and had to tell her buddy Z!


Lucy and I are currently living in Harrisonburg, VA... about 2hrs from Richmond and 3 from D.C. I'm hoping to take my visitor hiking, the mountains around here are just so pretty. (i'm crossing fingers that April will be warm!!) I've only lived here for 3 years and hopefully I'll get to take my visitor to places I haven't been yet!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: PinFish on February 26, 2007 04:54:24 AM
I'm in! Hooray! My stuffie and I are so excited to be in this round, I've been watching all the previous ones jealously :D This is Lenny:

(Lenny reeeeally likes chocolate.)
It's funny, my boyfriend is excited for this swap too. He keeps coming up with neat places around St Paul/ Minneapolis area that we could take the visitor. We might even trek over to Stillwater :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 26, 2007 05:52:59 AM
I totally understand, and the more the merrier, I'm just so excited!  But it's fun being excited about something.  I guess that's why I'm so addicted to swapping lately.

I am so bad and totally addicted to swaps! I only have one completed swap and really trying to limit myself to 3 at any one time!  I am just sending out my 2nd swap item, started making my 3rd, waiting for my partner for this one and another one awaiting a partner!  I am trying to space them out so I can give 100% attention to one swap at a time.

My friend at work things I am mental doing swaps, but he is looking forward to when I bring my visitor to work for the day and take hi picture with him..... Poser!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 26, 2007 05:57:01 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/captainjhimmie/IMGP0078.jpg
(Lenny reeeeally likes chocolate.)

hehe isn't it funny how stuffies like chocolate..... mine LOVES it too ;) and Jellybelly jellybeans hehe  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 26, 2007 06:54:36 AM

hehe isn't it funny how stuffies like chocolate..... mine LOVES it too ;) and Jellybelly jellybeans hehe  :D

Well then vlad must be very excited that easter is on its way, lots and lots of jellybeans!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 26, 2007 09:46:09 AM
Pinfish, I'm in the Twin Cities too!  Maybe our visitors could have a hot chocolate together when they arrive.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: PinFish on February 26, 2007 09:48:20 AM
Pinfish, I'm in the Twin Cities too!  Maybe our visitors could have a hot chocolate together when they arrive.

Ooh that would be fun! :D whereabouts are you? I'm in Highland Park.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 26, 2007 12:00:02 PM
I'm near Irvine Park, off Smith and W. 7th.  Oh, this will be funny...we definitely have to have some Meeting of the Stuffies photo opps!

BTW, you're not a Macalester student, are you?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: PinFish on February 26, 2007 01:33:49 PM
I'm near Irvine Park, off Smith and W. 7th.  Oh, this will be funny...we definitely have to have some Meeting of the Stuffies photo opps!

BTW, you're not a Macalester student, are you?

I'm PMing you so we don't get TOO off topic, lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on February 26, 2007 10:56:42 PM
I am a huge dork. I made this little scrapbook page to show off Corben's cuteness. ::)  It's my first scrapbook page (ever!) so be kind.




PS--He likes to climb trees. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on February 27, 2007 01:53:21 AM
Awww Corben is adorable....plenty of trees here in the UK to climb  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: itscute on February 27, 2007 02:58:28 AM
Papi would love to visit places... pending an open swap.... if not this one...maybe next one!!




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on February 27, 2007 05:19:12 AM
Awww Corben is adorable....plenty of trees here in the UK to climb  ;D

Thanks! And Corben says Oooh, a foreign tree! :D

Papi is supercute, itscute! I'm waiting for an open spot, too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on February 27, 2007 05:51:39 AM
Awww, Corben and Papi are both adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on February 27, 2007 10:03:04 AM
I am off to choose my stuffy

I wonder how the visiting stuffy will feel about cab driving....
oh and do we send a scrapbook with them or do we buy one for the visiting stuffy?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on February 27, 2007 10:18:43 AM
Last round the scrapbook came back with the stuffy. the one I recieved was prtty simple and I was totally happy with it. I think part of the fun is the opportunity to show off your scrapbooking skills or lackthereof in my case!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 27, 2007 12:52:45 PM
Can everyone please do me a huge favor?!  Apparentally the feedback system has been down and I was not aware, so I have no idea who has feedback on their profile and who does not!!  Can you all please please check your profiles and make sure you have "In Progress" Feedback for this swap, and if not, PM me and I will get it fixed whenever the Feedback system is up and working.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on February 27, 2007 02:46:47 PM
Yeah- I'd prefer to make a scrapbook for my visitor, that way you can do it based on the photos you have.
And it would be fun to recieve a journal someone else made about your own stuffies adventures!

ETA: Yep, I'm in progress! Yay! Suki cant wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: petite_renoncule on February 27, 2007 04:34:04 PM
Okay, it took me a while, but here is Meekins!



I may a bit late to the party, but I am from Connecticut and I am currently a student at UConn.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on February 27, 2007 05:04:00 PM
I was just wondering if I needed to provide the blank book with my stuffy.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on February 27, 2007 07:09:29 PM
Look at the nose on that Papi!  Guao guao!  (That's how dogs bark in Spanish...and I am supposed to be planning my Spanish class right now...)

And that is the cutest lamb I have ever seen.

And I apologize to the gods and goddesses of Craftster for asking too many personal questions in the thread.   ;)

And my feedback is working fine!

Hasta luego...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 27, 2007 07:37:37 PM
I was just wondering if I needed to provide the blank book with my stuffy.

nope...you need to send your stuffie, your stuffie's bio, and the contract.  you partner will do the rest.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: itscute on February 27, 2007 07:53:41 PM
Ahhh! Meekins is sooooo cute!  handmade?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 27, 2007 08:38:51 PM

I may a bit late to the party, but I am from Connecticut and I am currently a student at UConn.

Meekins is awesome!  He looks so cuddly...we definitely won't be paired off...if we were I seriously could drive my plushie to you...so that's just silly.  I live in Milford (New Haven area)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: faerykisses on February 27, 2007 08:39:38 PM
 :)  I am very excited!! Yay I'm in :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on February 27, 2007 08:58:55 PM

I may a bit late to the party, but I am from Connecticut and I am currently a student at UConn.

Meekins is awesome!  He looks so cuddly...we definitely won't be paired off...if we were I seriously could drive my plushie to you...so that's just silly.  I live in Milford (New Haven area)

Lol...nope, sorry...you probably won't be partners.  I'll at least make sure your visitor gets to go to a different state!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on February 28, 2007 06:31:35 AM
Meeeeeekiiiiins! *hugs*

He's soooo cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on February 28, 2007 09:49:41 AM
Jelly and I are so excited!!  We can't wait!! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: petite_renoncule on February 28, 2007 09:57:41 AM
Ahhh! Meekins is sooooo cute!  handmade?

Thanks.  Nope, I wish he was though.  The only stuffy I have made so far is Hobbes, and there is no way my boyfriend was going to let me send him away.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147514.msg1455993#msg1455993 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147514.msg1455993#msg1455993)

Meekins is awesome!  He looks so cuddly...we definitely won't be paired off...if we were I seriously could drive my plushie to you...so that's just silly.  I live in Milford (New Haven area)

You probably don't live far from where I grew up in Fairfield County.  Does this mean that there might be a possibility for a Little Visitor meet up?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on February 28, 2007 10:15:58 AM

You probably don't live far from where I grew up in Fairfield County.  Does this mean that there might be a possibility for a Little Visitor meet up?

Yes, I'd say there's a definitely possiblitiy of a little visitor meetup, very fun!  We'll figure it out after we get the visitors I think. You can PM anytime you'd like to chat.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 01, 2007 01:48:51 PM
I haven't had any new sign-ups in a couple of days! =(  Oh well.  Lol.  How excited is everyone that we only have one more week from tomorrow before you find out who your partners are?! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 01, 2007 02:22:56 PM
I haven't had any new sign-ups in a couple of days! =(  Oh well.  Lol.  How excited is everyone that we only have one more week from tomorrow before you find out who your partners are?! 

psssh, lies. You just had one person sign up! ;)

some little visitor veterans have seen my stuffy before. Francine was supposed to go to a couple different people I was angeling for (our organiser included), but during the process, they each ended up not needing an angel!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 01, 2007 08:07:41 PM
h'okay, new (read: late) to the party... but this is Francine! She was made to be sent to lisiepeasie in LVS4, but then she got her stuffie back. THEN I was going to send her to our very own kitty1256, but then that fell through.... so I got to keep her! She lives in the back window of my car, along with Mr. Whalie Guy ( http://www.snickersneeplush.com/whales.html ). They keep each other company, even though he's a fairly grumpy guy.

heres my baby!



(goodness! My hair isnt actually that long anymore, I just had 16 inches chopped off)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: redheadskydiver on March 02, 2007 06:36:08 AM
Ok, I sent in my info. I think this will just be so much fun to have a visitor to show around town.

I hope my visitor is a little wild and crazy, this is New Orleans afterall!

Christina


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 02, 2007 03:11:33 PM
I haven't had any new sign-ups in a couple of days! =(  Oh well.  Lol.  How excited is everyone that we only have one more week from tomorrow before you find out who your partners are?! 
Ohhh....extremely excited....extremely!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on March 02, 2007 03:16:46 PM
Indeed.  I'm about to go sledding, and wish I had a fuzzy (or just squishy) friend to take with me!  Though my friends might think me odd...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: raina.storms on March 02, 2007 04:16:59 PM
Ok, I sent in my info. I think this will just be so much fun to have a visitor to show around town.

I hope my visitor is a little wild and crazy, this is New Orleans afterall!

Christina

That's funny--Corben is from New Orleans! ;D  So yeah, he's a little wild and crazy! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kantha_stich on March 03, 2007 05:18:59 AM
I really want to do this swap but am kind of up to my nose in home stuff....I'll definately be watching for the next round.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: aeronberry on March 03, 2007 10:32:07 AM
Ok, so I was a little upset that this swap was going to start too late for me to take my visitor to Disneyworld with me, but Daryl had the excellent idea that he should have a little pre-swap travel adventure...

Enjoy!


Hanging out with some of the local stuffies



Checking out the Magic Kingdom

I can't wait to see who my little visitor is!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 03, 2007 09:12:35 PM
So I came home for spring break and found sooo many stuffies that are begging me to go on a vacation, and now I don't know who to send!!! Help me decide!!!

We have mozzi, my fat little mousie from a few pages ago who went on a trip in round 4


A cute little penguin whom I found in my closet amongst my huge collection of penguins....


My first (and favorite) troll...I badly want to send her, but I think I would be devistated if she didn't make it back to me....


And another troll fellow....


I also found a HUGE tub of TY beanie babies in my closet from when I collected them when they were huge collectors items!  I cant even think about how much money worth of beanie babies are just sitting in the closet...Im sure one of them would love a vacation as well!  Hehe

Oops...sorry about the huge pics.  I suck at computers sometimes.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: half-jack on March 03, 2007 10:42:40 PM
I have to choose between a blue hippo and a horse...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: itscute on March 04, 2007 01:12:34 AM
kitty:  maybe you can send the fellow troll, since he/she isn't clothed, it would be perfect for someone to dress him/her.  (since i don't know what sex your troll is... it looks to be male, but i don't want to assume.)  and the fellow troll can share his/her tales of what he/she saw!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 04, 2007 03:15:05 AM
I think Mozzi!  Trolls scare me  :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on March 04, 2007 05:56:37 AM
I think Mozzi!  Trolls scare me  :-[

I second that!  though orange hair is kinda cool....but Mozzi is all orange so that's cooler!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 07:25:41 AM
I think Mozzi!  Trolls scare me  :-[

hahahah!  i was just thinking about sending a troll because soooo many people are asking for small visitors, and mozzie is kinda....plump.  lol.  she's not really easy to stick in your purse.....

i tried putting her on a diet, but it doesnt work.  =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 04, 2007 07:48:48 AM
I think Mozzi!  Trolls scare me  :-[

I second that!  though orange hair is kinda cool....but Mozzi is all orange so that's cooler!

im kind of scared too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 04, 2007 07:49:45 AM
I say send either mozzi or a beanie baby  (those little trolls scare me too - always staring)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 08:23:08 AM
I say send either mozzi or a beanie baby  (those little trolls scare me too - always staring)

hahaha!  thats funny that so many are scared of my trolls!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 04, 2007 08:32:48 AM
 :D   they are kinda evil and creepy looking..   actually, the fellow troll is less scary looking than the first one you showed. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: itscute on March 04, 2007 08:35:11 AM
maybe the trolls are like those dolls... those blythe dolls are scary... with their big heads and bigger eyes... sorta reminds me of chuckie and bride...

maybe cuz they aren't stuffed and squishy.  I'm so not afraid of squishy animals!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on March 04, 2007 08:41:21 AM
I third or fourth the vote on Mozzi...she is super cute and for some reason I'm imagining her in a very wiiiide tutu!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 09:04:25 AM
haha aww im kinda sad...i wanted to send a troll....but if no one will love them, i guess ill have to send someone else...

lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on March 04, 2007 10:09:43 AM
The penguin is cute!!! If Mozzi has already had a holiday, maybe someone else should take a turn!!

(the trolls do scare me too tho!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: itscute on March 04, 2007 10:13:10 AM
i am also the troll's broken heart!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 10:14:25 AM
Lol....well I have another few days of sign-ups to think about it anyway.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 04, 2007 10:30:49 AM
I'll be brave and take a troll (if we are paired up)   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 10:41:59 AM
I'll be brave and take a troll (if we are paired up)   :)

hahahahah!  i just got a funny visual picture in my mind of you finding a troll in your mailbox and screaming, dropping it, and running away.  ah the funny pictures that could be taken of my scary trolls.  lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on March 04, 2007 10:47:45 AM
i like trolls too lol!

I have little rainbow haired troll earrings! ohhh yea


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: techni_moments on March 04, 2007 10:48:52 AM
i wouldn't mind the troll, I think he's kind of cute..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 04, 2007 11:22:27 AM
I'll be brave and take a troll (if we are paired up)   :)

hahahahah!  i just got a funny visual picture in my mind of you finding a troll in your mailbox and screaming, dropping it, and running away.  ah the funny pictures that could be taken of my scary trolls.  lol

hahaha!! i might just take a camera with me to the mailbox, just in case!   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 11:34:15 AM
I'll be brave and take a troll (if we are paired up)   :)

hahahahah!  i just got a funny visual picture in my mind of you finding a troll in your mailbox and screaming, dropping it, and running away.  ah the funny pictures that could be taken of my scary trolls.  lol

hahaha!! i might just take a camera with me to the mailbox, just in case!   

lol!  i love how my trolls have become so contriversial.  hehe.  guess what guys....5 more days of sign ups!!!  i have to admit that i usually "cheat" and start pairing up people early, but im gonna wait till sign ups close to start for this one...only cause i want to make sure that the visitors get to go where they want to go!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on March 04, 2007 04:04:29 PM
I vote for the troll, I am sending an amigurumi dragon, his name is Naga.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 04:21:43 PM
I vote for the troll, I am sending an amigurumi dragon, his name is Naga.

oo we could swap mythical creatures.  lol.  my troll doesnt have a name


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on March 04, 2007 06:03:10 PM
Well you must name him!  Can't send the poor guy off into the world nameless.  Do I smell a pre-swap troll naming contest?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: TreeTree on March 04, 2007 06:32:46 PM
 I would name him Cumquat, because of the roundness in his face and his hair color....also because who wouldn't feel silly being afraid of a cumquat?

http://www.abc.net.au/tasmania/stories/m1128266.jpg


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 04, 2007 07:13:24 PM
hahaha!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on March 04, 2007 08:34:44 PM
even with a cute name, trolls are still kinda creepy ;)

and although i'm already signed up for this swap, i have yet to find a stuffie to be my little visitor.  fortunately, i have a feeling my swap partner for the one tiny thing swap is making me a pocket stuffie. :)  if not, i'll make a last-minute run to the thrift store for a new little friend :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 06, 2007 08:19:41 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be keeping sign-ups open until midnight EST on Friday (okay maybe more like 12:30am because I am working until midnight and won't get home till 12:30ish).  I will work on getting you paired up with your partners during work on Saturday morning and you should get your partners sometime Saturday afternoon (depending on how busy it is at work....but I work from 9am-11pm...so you will get your partners sometime between then.)

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on March 06, 2007 08:21:13 PM
My little stuffie is waiting to be finished.....
1 arm
2 eyelids
and spines to go
not to mention his travel box

I have a chance to give the visiting stuffie some TV fever.... I will be attending a taping of One Tree Hill... so maybe we will get to see some stars and then we have the Azalea Festival in April


So I hope to share this with the visiting stuffie


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 07, 2007 01:24:14 AM
Ooooo only 2 days to go!!!

 :o :D


Seems to have taken ages for this to come round!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on March 07, 2007 07:44:35 AM
I know, I am dying to get my partner!  It does feel like this has been taking forever so far!  My stuffie is waiting to get shipped out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 07, 2007 10:03:21 AM
Meet Mr. Donut. He was born this morning, so he's still nice and fresh but he may be a crusty old man by the time he reaches his vacation destination. He's a metrosexual, hence the pink frosting.  ;D

He can't wait to leave for his vacation - here he is waiting to leave the house for the first time.
 

And he's checking out the bunny tracks here, though he has yet to learn what bunnies are - ah, the malleability of a young mind. To whomever gets Mr. Donut, teach him well!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 07, 2007 10:14:29 AM
OMG! I am in love with Mr. Donut.  He is hilarously cute.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on March 07, 2007 10:19:02 AM
oh my good lord!


 I want mr. dohnut so much! he and I would get along VERY well. i have many metrosexual friends and stuffies. I mean come on...college town!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 07, 2007 10:20:40 AM
he seems very impressionable and awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on March 07, 2007 10:21:10 AM
Hmmm a corruptible young dohnut!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 07, 2007 10:31:56 AM
Hmmm a corruptible young dohnut!

 :D  Sounds delicious!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 07, 2007 10:33:06 AM
Well, well, Mr. Donut is quite happy that he has so many enamored conquests potential hosts just vying for his visitation!  ;D

As you can see, he has established his domination reputation with the female in this pic here, so he is ready to meet his next victim friend!

   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 07, 2007 10:47:04 AM
im getting so excited about this swap!  i need to make louie a new profile since my partner in the last swap never returned it (it was a book) even though i requested her to return it via many PMs.   :-\  sigh.

he is ready to travel again! 
here he is with his parents!  my boyfriend just ordered found a husband for louise, since louie travels so much and she was getting lonely.    lou is a special edition black ninja uglydoll!



their first family portrait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 07, 2007 10:47:59 AM
Oh, what a cute family portrait!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 07, 2007 10:50:07 AM
Awwww doesn't Louie and his mum and dad look great!!!  I love them  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 07, 2007 11:03:38 AM
hah yeah he has his dad's teeth but his mom's color.   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 07, 2007 12:22:01 PM
 :D  that donut is so cute! 

and the family portrait is awesome and inspiring (wanna go make more stuffies now!!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 07, 2007 12:30:24 PM
just to clarify, i didnt make my stuffies.  they are uglydolls.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: smashergrl on March 07, 2007 01:26:41 PM
just to clarify, i didnt make my stuffies.  they are uglydolls.

(sorry  :-\)   they're still cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: annacharlotte on March 07, 2007 03:05:12 PM
What cuteness.  Ack, my doll is still in her undies and faceless...I gotta get rolling on this thing.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: sarahpanda on March 07, 2007 04:50:14 PM
Finally--a picture of my stuffy! I got him from a friend on Valentine's Day. His name is Shmoopy.


Shmoopy is quite the ladies' man. Here, the Rambo of Love romances my Blythe dolls.

He is very excited about his upcoming adventure spreading sweet lovin' to unknown parts of the globe!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Luckie_Strike on March 07, 2007 05:19:55 PM
Since I've gotten my feedback on a swap, I have an open spot! I'm so excited...I really wanted to do this swap!  I put in my application that I was thinking of making a mini-lamb like my avatar (who loves to take pictures...I've got a ton of them on my photobucket), but since my sister is going to Baltimore during the time of the swap, she really wants to take the mini-lamb with her for a roaming lamb fest over there.  So, right now, my friend is a brown bunny (he's purchased) that I "haven't formed too much of an attachment with" according to people around me (although he does have a name), just in case he doesn't return.  :'(  But since I've got til the 15th to get him/her ready, this is subject to change :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: fizzle7033 on March 07, 2007 05:35:58 PM
My stuffie is named Bloo.  He's a UK Wildcat fan :)  Grunt the Opossum is already getting ready to leave for a personal swap visit or he would take part P:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on March 07, 2007 07:54:25 PM
Here is Naga.... he was born today





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: janeausten on March 07, 2007 09:52:22 PM
Oh I just saw this!  Boy am I late. But I sent in my info. This looks like so much fun.  ;D  I am so excited.

Here is my boy Manu



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 08, 2007 04:23:51 AM
I was waiting on feedback in another swap before becoming 'official' for this one. And I just got it! So I'm.... *doing the happy feedback dance*  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on March 08, 2007 07:15:13 AM
Awww, Naga and Manu are both sooo cute! Crocheted stuffies just kill me, I learned to crochet to make some but they're so complicated and I can't read that level of pattern yet. Someday!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: catpants on March 08, 2007 08:57:16 AM
oh my gosh, manu is adorable!!!

i want to learn to crochet just so i can make little friends like him ;)  knitting stuffies takes waaaay too long!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: stealaline on March 08, 2007 05:17:24 PM
oh oh oh! I wanna do this soooo bad!
it would be my first swap though!
maybe maybe maybe there will be a round 7 that I can join. that would be wonderous as I want to try something a little less complicated for my first time :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: techni_moments on March 08, 2007 05:35:54 PM
Any hope of partners being posted just a few hours early? or maybe the wee early hours of the 9th?

I cant wait =X


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 08, 2007 06:27:50 PM
Any hope of partners being posted just a few hours early? or maybe the wee early hours of the 9th?

I cant wait =X

hehe we will see...i'm keeping sign-ups open until midnight....it depends on how fast i can get them done.

=)

EDIT:  I just started working on pairing up people early, and I got about 3 groups of partners done (no...i will not tell you if you are one of them...lol) and my head started swimming with all of the answers to the many questions that you all had to fill out...lol....so i would definalty not expect your partners until sometime saturday afternoon.  sorry!  i just want to make sure that everyone gets the right partner.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 08, 2007 07:34:36 PM
Eep!!  We are at an odd number of people!  We need 1 more person to join us (or 3 or 5 or....any odd number of people, really...lol).

Also, I just wanted to emphasize the importance in communication...ESPECIALLY with a swap like this, where you will have such a long period of time before sending back to your partner.  Please keep in constant contact with your partner and with your organizer!!  Feel free to post "teaser" pictures of what your visitor has been up to in this board as well.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on March 09, 2007 05:54:25 AM
I'd be willing to be in a chain of three, or to host two stuffies. I don't live in the most exciting town ever, but I don't mind making two albums and taking pics of two stuffies.


Title: *Applied*
Post by: sullengal on March 09, 2007 06:45:51 AM
*edit*

I went ahead and applied for this swap!

~S


*/edit*

**********************************

If you need another member, I have been tossing around the idea of doing this swap myself and since I live like 20 minutes from Sarahpanda...we could share the Ohio wealth!

~Sullengal


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: raina.storms on March 09, 2007 09:39:21 AM
hehe we will see...i'm keeping sign-ups open until midnight....it depends on how fast i can get them done.

=)

EDIT:  I just started working on pairing up people early, and I got about 3 groups of partners done (no...i will not tell you if you are one of them...lol) and my head started swimming with all of the answers to the many questions that you all had to fill out...lol....so i would definalty not expect your partners until sometime saturday afternoon.  sorry!  i just want to make sure that everyone gets the right partner.

=)

It's hard to wait, but I think when we get our partners, it'll be worth it! Thanks for being so dedicated to pairing us and our visitors up with just the right partner! :-*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 09, 2007 09:44:38 AM
louie is flying around the house in circles he is so excited! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 09, 2007 09:51:08 AM
I think by the time the next round comes, I'll be ready to try my hooking skills at making a friend. I've wanted to for a little while now, but just haven't really been properly motivated. This swap is great for that! :)  And between now and then, I can look around for a pattern/animal (?) I like.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 09, 2007 12:51:25 PM
hehe we will see...i'm keeping sign-ups open until midnight....it depends on how fast i can get them done.

=)

EDIT:  I just started working on pairing up people early, and I got about 3 groups of partners done (no...i will not tell you if you are one of them...lol) and my head started swimming with all of the answers to the many questions that you all had to fill out...lol....so i would definalty not expect your partners until sometime saturday afternoon.  sorry!  i just want to make sure that everyone gets the right partner.

=)

It's hard to wait, but I think when we get our partners, it'll be worth it! Thanks for being so dedicated to pairing us and our visitors up with just the right partner! :-*

lol no problem!  i was going to work on it while i was at work tonight, but alas I am dumb and I left my laptop will all of everyone's information on it at home....ugh...oh well.  i will get out partners as soon as i can.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 09, 2007 04:22:35 PM
You will send a stuffy to your partner by March 16, along with a bio and contract that your partner will sign and send back promising to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own.

Is there a link to a premade contract? I have the bio printed; getting ready to fill it out. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 09, 2007 04:41:29 PM
You will send a stuffy to your partner by March 16, along with a bio and contract that your partner will sign and send back promising to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own.

Is there a link to a premade contract? I have the bio printed; getting ready to fill it out. :)

ummmm...i listed one...maybe on the first page?  yeah...i think there is one in the original post.  hopefully you will find it there.
=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on March 09, 2007 05:17:28 PM
Here is the certificate/ contract from Round One
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/convictions/untitled6.gif


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 09, 2007 05:49:43 PM
3 more hours of sign ups!  I know ya'll are excited.  Lol.  I might even stay up late tonight and get your partners out...if you are lucky...cause i'm excited too.
=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: devilninny on March 09, 2007 07:16:22 PM
3 more hours of sign ups!  I know ya'll are excited.  Lol.  I might even stay up late tonight and get your partners out...if you are lucky...cause i'm excited too.
=)

 :-*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: ellie.henry on March 09, 2007 09:02:24 PM
i am shakin in my boots to get my partner, Fluff is ready to go!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: kitty1256 on March 09, 2007 09:37:11 PM
Alright, ya'll......I hope everyone who wanted to get in...got in...cause sign ups are now officially closed!!!  I'm going to stay up for a bit tonight working on partners, but I need some rest before my 14 hour shift tomorrow....so you will get your partners as soon as I can figure out who is going where.

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 10, 2007 12:39:54 AM
oh my goodness, I am SO glad I got home before you sent out partners! yay! And Id like to say I will love any stuffy, troll or not, that is sent to me

(but I certainly have hopes about who I get because some of them are soooooo cute)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: raina.storms on March 10, 2007 12:51:37 AM
Here is the certificate/ contract from Round One
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/convictions/untitled6.gif

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 10, 2007 05:47:22 AM
Partners will be posted no later than NOON EST today.  =)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 10, 2007 07:38:58 AM
Alright partners are posted!!!  I hope everyone is cool with who I paired them up with.  =)  I will start sending out info to everyone right now...please be patient with me as I am at work right now...but I will get them all out as soon as possible.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 10, 2007 07:46:36 AM
WOO!!! Thank you! ;D

Looks like Corben is headed to 'Nawlins'... where we met! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sweaterbrau on March 10, 2007 08:12:12 AM
Awesome!! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 10, 2007 08:15:32 AM
Yeah, I got my partner!!! My little bunny is going to Ohio! She was so excited she actually asked me to stuff her in the computer scanner for a picture!
I can't wait to send her off.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 10, 2007 08:18:28 AM
hahahah stuffies all over the world are excited and about to be stuffed in packages...so i guess a scanner is alright as well.  too cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on March 10, 2007 08:32:47 AM
I just got and PM'ed my partner!  (And excitedly e-mailed a friend in Bristol to see if she might be able to meet Miss Leila while she's there). 

I'd like to propose that those who have not yet posted photos of their visitors should do so...I want to see them all!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 10, 2007 09:05:59 AM
Alright, all of the info should be out in PMs with your partners.  Please let me know if you have not gotten a PM from me.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 10, 2007 09:06:39 AM
no thank you, kitty1256!  you're the best!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on March 10, 2007 09:17:04 AM
Yay! I'm going to try to ship Lyle off to Virginia this afternoon! Thanks kitty1256  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 10, 2007 09:34:23 AM
I just made a gallery for us all.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157312.0

Please post any pics of what your visitor is up to once you recieve them there.  This is obviously also where we will be posting the final scrapbooks/journals/goodies/etc.  That is also where I will be keeping track of who has sent/recieved etc.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ellie.henry on March 10, 2007 10:36:52 AM



she is so impatient to get to luckie_strike's house!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 10, 2007 10:38:13 AM
hahahahah!  ellie.henry, that is awesome.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on March 10, 2007 12:24:26 PM
Lyle is on his way! His friends gathered this morning to see him off:



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Tygir on March 10, 2007 03:23:08 PM
Yay! I can't wait till Lyle gets here! He might even make some new kitty friends  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 10, 2007 06:01:23 PM
I'd like to propose that those who have not yet posted photos of their visitors should do so...I want to see them all!

I second that! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: dragonslair on March 10, 2007 06:05:05 PM
Sorry PinFish it seems Naga's wings have grown in.... hope that doesn't cause a problem. :P





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on March 10, 2007 06:16:36 PM
Here is Reggie the Roaming Gnome saying goodbye to his friends in Dallas to go and visit crazyqt13 in Philadelphia!  He's never been to Philadelphia before and is SO excited.  He's repacked his suitcase 3 times and he only has the one outfit.  Go figure!
 
I just know he's going to have a great time!  He really wants to see the Rodin museum if he can.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: petite_renoncule on March 10, 2007 06:46:39 PM
Meekins is going to England!!!!  I know this might be a little bit of an after thought, but I hope uluru is okay with a Man U fan in her house.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 11, 2007 11:08:01 AM
Here is my visitor playing in the snow in front of my parent's house one last time before her big trip to Louisiana!


I just realized how silly she looks playing in the snow in her swimsuit!  Lol...hopefully LA is warmer than Michigan!!

Oh..she still doesn't have a name.  Any suggestions?  Im gonna have to come up with something quick or just call her "Troll."


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 11, 2007 11:57:27 AM
Oh..she still doesn't have a name.  Any suggestions? 

How about Twinkie? 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 11, 2007 11:59:58 AM
Janice. She totally looks like a Janice. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 11, 2007 12:19:01 PM
I like Janice too!  (better than Twinkie) :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 11, 2007 12:24:37 PM
Janice + Twinkie = Jinkie! ;D

Or, based on the hair... Magenta. ;)  (I'm a Rocky Horror fan. :P)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 11, 2007 12:35:42 PM
Janice + Twinkie = Jinkie! ;D

Or, based on the hair... Magenta. ;)  (I'm a Rocky Horror fan. :P)

Sold!  I was going to go with Janice, but I, too, am a Rocky Horror fan, so Magenta it is.

Thanks!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 11, 2007 12:38:04 PM
Janice + Twinkie = Jinkie! ;D

Or, based on the hair... Magenta. ;)  (I'm a Rocky Horror fan. :P)

Sold!  I was going to go with Janice, but I, too, am a Rocky Horror fan, so Magenta it is.

Thanks!!!!

No problem, I love names, naming, and all that. Now she just needs a maid's uniform. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 11, 2007 12:50:53 PM
Janice + Twinkie = Jinkie! ;D

makes me think of what Velma (from scooby doo) always says:  Jinkies!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on March 11, 2007 01:38:04 PM
Dang, I was rooting for Kumquat!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 11, 2007 01:41:32 PM
Janice + Twinkie = Jinkie! ;D

Or, based on the hair... Magenta. ;)  (I'm a Rocky Horror fan. :P)

Sold!  I was going to go with Janice, but I, too, am a Rocky Horror fan, so Magenta it is.

Thanks!!!!

No problem, I love names, naming, and all that. Now she just needs a maid's uniform. ;D
hahaha!  yes she does!!  perhaps my partner will work on that for me.  hehe
=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: janeausten on March 11, 2007 02:29:18 PM
Magenta will be quite warm in louisiana. it was 78 degrees today :o

maids uniform(writing that down) ;D

i cant wait for her to get here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 11, 2007 03:22:51 PM
Corben and I are SO excited! He leaves tomorrow!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: redheadskydiver on March 12, 2007 08:15:13 AM
Here is my friend who is on her way to South Carolina soon. I just can't come up with a name either and you guys did so well with the last request I thought I'd ask for suggestions too.

Thanks,
Christina



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 12, 2007 08:36:59 AM
Vlad is getting Giddy  ;D  Just going to be packing his case and getting him ready for his journey on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ellie.henry on March 12, 2007 09:06:32 AM
Fluff is in her box and out the door!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 12, 2007 09:22:29 AM
Here is my friend who is on her way to South Carolina soon. I just can't come up with a name either and you guys did so well with the last request I thought I'd ask for suggestions too.

Thanks,
Christina

Esmerlda!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: dragonslair on March 12, 2007 10:21:59 AM
Naga is enroute to Minnesota! PinFish's OR BUST!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 12, 2007 10:27:55 AM
omg I have the PERFECT thing to do with my stuffy to see some sites: letterboxing! taloola started a thread about it somewhere but I can't find it now. Go to letterboxing.org. Ive already carved my stamp, I just need to carve one for Leon!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 12, 2007 10:40:39 AM
omg I have the PERFECT thing to do with my stuffy to see some sites: letterboxing! taloola started a thread about it somewhere but I can't find it now. Go to letterboxing.org. Ive already carved my stamp, I just need to carve one for Leon!

Now that's funny timing - my husband and I just did our first letterboxing expedition on Saturday!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: petite_renoncule on March 12, 2007 12:13:52 PM
omg I have the PERFECT thing to do with my stuffy to see some sites: letterboxing! taloola started a thread about it somewhere but I can't find it now. Go to letterboxing.org. Ive already carved my stamp, I just need to carve one for Leon!

Ah!  Much like http://www.geocaching.com/ (http://www.geocaching.com/).  Very nice.  I think I will have to give both a try at some point.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 12, 2007 12:22:40 PM
Blimey I didn't know the letterboxing was still done! I used to do it in Girl Guides almost...ummm 20 years ago hahah Showing my age now  :-\  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 12, 2007 12:31:13 PM
There are about 40 different locations for letterboxing in my immediate area. Itll be awesome!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ellie.henry on March 12, 2007 12:34:48 PM
who knew? there is a letterbox right near my home... about 10 minutes away!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on March 12, 2007 12:58:41 PM
I dont think Letterboxing exists in the UK anymore...but it sounds like fun!!!

No, of course I don't mind a man-U fan, especially not one so cute!!!

Suki is ready and waiting- I should get to the postie by Wed latest!

xx Uluru


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 12, 2007 01:07:31 PM
Here is my friend who is on her way to South Carolina soon. I just can't come up with a name either and you guys did so well with the last request I thought I'd ask for suggestions too.

Thanks,
Christina

Esmerlda!

I like Esmerelda, too. Her nickname could be Esmie. :) 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 12, 2007 03:57:38 PM
louie went to get his passport photo taken today!  he is packing! 



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: dragonslair on March 12, 2007 04:00:42 PM
We just found our first two letterboxes.. thanks everyone.  The three year old had a blast


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on March 12, 2007 05:08:08 PM
Drunk Monkey SHOULD have been in the mail today, but the postage wouldn't print from my computer. (Mac issue?) so he will have to go tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sullengal on March 12, 2007 05:18:50 PM
Drunk Monkey SHOULD have been in the mail today, but the postage wouldn't print from my computer. (Mac issue?) so he will have to go tomorrow.

Awww...we will be waiting with open arms!!!

Can't wait to meet the little guy!!

~Sullengal


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on March 12, 2007 08:28:30 PM
Leila's almost ready...she has eyes, and (ahem) glasses, thanks to a quick trip to Michael's.  No ears, though, which is causing a little trouble with the glasses...  Anyway, she should be off to Bristol by Wednesday...just a couple lose ends to tie up...  I'm hoping she gets there in time to go Wales with 2711, but I'm afraid that she won't.  C'est la vie... she'll be waiting with open arms when you get home!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 12, 2007 08:34:22 PM
Corben was planning to leave today... but I was just too tired to drive him to the airport post office. ;)  He will probably leave tomorrow or Wednesday instead.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 12, 2007 08:35:21 PM
I need to get my Francine ready to go, but she's just so stubborn. She so hates confined spaces.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 12, 2007 08:37:58 PM
I need to get my Francine ready to go, but she's just so stubborn. She so hates confined spaces.

Maybe you could give her something to read?  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 12, 2007 08:41:00 PM
She's a rather phobic girl, I think. Maybe I'll include an air sickness bag or two, just in case. I would include some sea sickness pills, but considering she's an octopus, I doubt she'll need them...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 13, 2007 09:13:02 AM
Hey all!

Don't forget that the first send-out is coming up quickly in only two days!!  Please be sure to PM me on or before Friday if you are going to be sending your stuffies out late.  And remember...the faster you get them out the more time they will have to spend on vacation!!

Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 13, 2007 11:09:13 AM
do i print and sign the contract when i send my stuffy, or do i wait for my stuffy to arrive? 

Jelly is so nervous!!   he doesnt know what to pack.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 13, 2007 11:12:43 AM
you print a contract for your partner to sign and return to you.  they will send you one to sign and return to them as well!

louie insisted i get him a suitcase and now he realizes he has nothing for inside of it...he is really making me work!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: serialcrafter on March 13, 2007 11:43:44 AM
Reggie's suitcase has stuff for his host so he has lots of room for souvenirs.  He always likes to get new stuff when he travels!  Course, he forgot to pack his bio, so I (being a good mama) emailed it to crazyqt13.  You've got to watch out for those little gnomes.  They're VERY forgetful! ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: dragonslair on March 13, 2007 12:20:31 PM
oh goodness, I just found Naga's contract still in the printer tray, he was sent on his way yesterday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 13, 2007 12:24:16 PM
oh no! Send it in a letter envelope?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 13, 2007 01:34:56 PM
Do we HAVE to make suitcases and send extra stuff, I originally wanted to do that but I have been extremely busy and really don't have time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 13, 2007 01:38:56 PM
Dont worry about sending extra stuff (I most likely wont be sending any extra, so really, dont worry about it)! Trust me, leon will come home with plenty.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 13, 2007 01:41:11 PM
No!  Okay this is not as difficult as some of you seem to think.  Lol

Here's what you want to send:
1. Your visitor
2. Your visitor's bio
3. An UNSIGNED contract for your partner to sign and send back to you

That's it!

When you get your visitor, sign the contract that they have sent to you and send it back to them in a regular envelope (or whatever you want to send it back in...it will just be a sheet of paper) ASAP.

When you send your visitor BACK to your partner on May 1, that is when you will want to include goodies from their trip, clothes you may choose to make them (though you dont have to), their journal/scrapbook, pictures, etc.

Hope that makes everything a little clearer....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 13, 2007 01:43:00 PM
Okay, very good.  The only thing holding me up on sending Leon is writer's block. I know, I know...I had plenty of time to think about it while waiting to be partnered but I'm having difficulty summing him up..and he's not telling me what to say! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 13, 2007 01:44:58 PM
Lol!  I just sent out Magenta today and...well, her bio isn't the greatest, but I just wanted her to get to Louisiana asap....heheh...does anyone else keep going places and saying "man, i wish i had my visitor here so i could show him/her and take pictures"?  cause i do.....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 13, 2007 01:47:26 PM
Lol!  I just sent out Magenta today and...well, her bio isn't the greatest, but I just wanted her to get to Louisiana asap....heheh...does anyone else keep going places and saying "man, i wish i had my visitor here so i could show him/her and take pictures"?  cause i do.....

Kind of...I've been going past places and say to myself...I can't check that place out until I have my visitor with me. lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 13, 2007 01:48:10 PM
I was on a CRUISE! I wish I had my visitor then so he could come to Mexico with me!

I really want to start letterboxing, but I cant until Leon gets here (hurryhurryhurry!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 13, 2007 01:50:08 PM
what is letterboxing?  Did you send Francine yet? btw, orange is one of my fav colors...she's gonna match alot of my stuff, lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 13, 2007 01:53:09 PM
Not yet, Ill be sending her tomorrow. Shes more pink than orange (she was made with kool aid and for the longest time smelled REALLY sweet. Kind of gross, actually...)

Letterboxing is like treasure hunting! http://letterboxing.org. I'll have to find out Leon's favorite activities, so I can carve his stamp for him. I don't trust the guy with sharp knives... not yet, anyway.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on March 13, 2007 02:37:06 PM
Writer's block is holding me up as well.  Plus I want to make her bio *pretty*.  Silliness, I know...  Also she still doesn't have a mouth.  but all will be resolved this evening, I hope. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sweaterbrau on March 13, 2007 02:41:36 PM
I've been so caught up in job interviews, a civil service exam, and typing tests that I haven't had the time to write my little visitor's bio yet (he's one of the stuffies that remains to be unseen, because I made him special for this swap and I want him to be a total surprise!).  I guarantee I'll have him shipped out by the 16th though!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 13, 2007 03:07:12 PM
I was on a CRUISE! I wish I had my visitor then so he could come to Mexico with me!

I really want to start letterboxing, but I cant until Leon gets here (hurryhurryhurry!)

omg take me letterboxing with you!  lol....i've never even heard of it until you guys started talking about it on this thread and it sounds awesome!

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 13, 2007 03:33:56 PM
Corben is on his way to New Orleans today! ;D  I hope I get to meet my little visitor soon! I have been places and seen places I want to show her! :D

Here is my friend who is on her way to South Carolina soon. I just can't come up with a name either and you guys did so well with the last request I thought I'd ask for suggestions too.

Thanks,
Christina

If you haven't come up with a name yet, here's some other ideas for the cute lil' sock kitty:

Calypso (my new fave!)--Caly, like calico? :D
Brenn
Isabelle
Enara (okay, that's cheating, 'cause it's my middle name! ::))


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 13, 2007 08:14:24 PM
I just packed poor Francine into a manilla packing envelope. Shes not happy! Hopefully she gets there soon so she can get out and stretch her legsss. All 8 of them.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catpants on March 13, 2007 08:55:18 PM
Lol!  I just sent out Magenta today and...well, her bio isn't the greatest, but I just wanted her to get to Louisiana asap....heheh...does anyone else keep going places and saying "man, i wish i had my visitor here so i could show him/her and take pictures"?  cause i do.....

Kind of...I've been going past places and say to myself...I can't check that place out until I have my visitor with me. lol

yes! haha  :D  today two out-of-town craftsters (fizzledimpulse & millik) came to visit me and i showed them all over town!  i kept thinking, "oh, this would be the perfect place to take my little visitor!"  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catsjewelry on March 13, 2007 11:29:15 PM
do i print and sign the contract when i send my stuffy, or do i wait for my stuffy to arrive? 

Jelly is so nervous!!   he doesnt know what to pack.
tell hi it has been very warm here lately but the weather here is always ify this time of year so he should be prepaired but if he needs something i will mostcertainly make it for him. Tell hi  not to worry to much.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: redheadskydiver on March 14, 2007 07:56:23 AM
I finally got Cali's (yup, picked a name) contract and bio ready to go. Tonight she'll be packing up and hopfully be on her way tomorrow.

Christina


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 14, 2007 07:58:22 AM
I finally got Cali's (yup, picked a name) contract and bio ready to go. Tonight she'll be packing up and hopfully be on her way tomorrow.

Christina

Yay!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 14, 2007 08:17:07 AM
Jelly will be ready to go tomorrow.  I am working on his bio, and a short story of his life.  I'm a bit worried, because the art gallery near my house decided to sell the "classic" pieces to make way for more modern art.  There may not be anything for me and my visitor to see!!   :-\   but I still have plenty of things planned for us! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: petite_renoncule on March 14, 2007 08:47:08 AM
Meekins is on his way to England!  I dropped him off at the Post Office this morning.  I hope the poor little guy doesn't get too homesick on the flight there.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 14, 2007 08:55:38 AM


louie is on his way!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 14, 2007 08:58:03 AM
That is SUCH a cute pic! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 14, 2007 09:00:02 AM
That is SUCH a cute pic! ;D

yeah he was smiling REAL hard (i think he was trying not to be sad).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on March 14, 2007 09:10:03 AM
Quote
Meekins is on his way to England!  I dropped him off at the Post Office this morning.  I hope the poor little guy doesn't get too homesick on the flight there.

Yay! That's really exciting. I'm afraid Suki has been packed up and ready to go, but I've been tucked up in bed ill and not sent her.

She'll definately be off tomorrow though (15th)!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sullengal on March 14, 2007 09:35:12 AM
No!  Okay this is not as difficult as some of you seem to think.  Lol

Here's what you want to send:
1. Your visitor
2. Your visitor's bio
3. An UNSIGNED contract for your partner to sign and send back to you


I have the bio....where is a copy of the contract?
~Sullengal


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: janeausten on March 14, 2007 09:39:47 AM
here you go ;D

http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/StuffyContract1.pdf
http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/LittleVisitorAgreement01.pdf



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on March 14, 2007 09:43:05 AM
Do we need a DCN when we send the contract back, or can we just use a regular envelope?

It has been very nice here, I already put seeds in the garden (under giant tents that work much better than they should), so when Lucy gets here, she can help me plant stuff!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 14, 2007 09:45:39 AM
Do we need a DCN when we send the contract back, or can we just use a regular envelope?

It has been very nice here, I already put seeds in the garden (under giant tents that work much better than they should), so when Lucy gets here, she can help me plant stuff!

Nope, just go ahead and send it back in a regular envelope with a regular stamp...It will be a lot cheaper (and im sure that none of us will be too sad if we dont get the contracts back....and could always make another one if needed.)

=)

Also, please let me know when you recieve your visitor, and when you send back your contract and then when you recieve the signed contract back from your partner.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on March 14, 2007 11:25:20 AM
forgot to send it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups Feb 15-March 9, Send outs March 16 & May
Post by: dragonslair on March 14, 2007 11:34:55 AM
Well naga's contract was mailed off today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 14, 2007 11:47:40 AM
I'm trying to decide whether I need to use a box...I'm at work and we have ups but I have no boxes...he'd fit in one of the shipping envelopes but I'm slightly nervous about sending him without more protection.  I could just send him tomorrow from a ups store and get a box there.  Any ideas...I only have 2 hours to make up my mind.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on March 14, 2007 11:50:07 AM
last stuffie swap I received both in shipping envelopes. They were fine, and even came from overseas!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sullengal on March 14, 2007 12:07:08 PM
here you go ;D

http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/StuffyContract1.pdf
http://www.lucidfruit.com/crafts/LittleVisitorAgreement01.pdf



Thank you SOOOO much!!!

~Sullengal


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on March 14, 2007 12:09:57 PM
lol, and here I wrote my own contract!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 14, 2007 12:36:17 PM
forgot to send it.

please either send it to your partner in a plain envelope or e-mail it to her (and let me know when you do so).

thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 14, 2007 01:13:43 PM
Ok, I put Leon in a mailing envelope and he's sitting in waiting for UPS to arrive, which should happen in about 10 to 30 minutes....I'm having trouble letting go, all I want to do is take him out and hug him!   :'(  Ok, I'm a freak.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: 2711 on March 14, 2007 05:29:36 PM
this is Claudette, she's ready and waiting to go and visit annacharlotte in Minneapolis



'scuse the messy table, we've been having a crafty night in!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ellie.henry on March 14, 2007 08:41:58 PM
I have heard Miss Fluff made it to Texas in once piece. Phew!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: annacharlotte on March 15, 2007 07:46:59 AM
Oh, I love Claudette!!!  I can't wait to meet her.  Leila will be finishing up her hemming tonight and be on her way Friday a.m.! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sarahpanda on March 15, 2007 08:49:13 AM
TreeTree, I understand! I put poor Shmoopy in a box this morning and when I taped it closed I felt bad, like maybe I should have put another stuffy in there to keep him company.  :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: uluru on March 15, 2007 09:01:03 AM
Suki is off to Conneticut today- she was so excited!!!

She went in a padded envy but I doubled it over as she's only small- hopefully international shipping will treat her kindly!

I can't wait to meet Meekins the Lamb!!!

xoxox

Uluru


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ellie.henry on March 15, 2007 09:31:43 AM
well george is on his way, my stuffies are reathing at the thought of a man comming to the house... oh i feel cat fights comming on


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 15, 2007 09:55:31 AM
Vlad went today.....!  with his little red suitcase, bio and contract :)
He was soooooo giddy


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: janeausten on March 15, 2007 10:15:09 AM
poor Manu has been boxed up for 2 days now. :-[  but he has his blankie to keep him company. he will be heading to michigan tomorrow though.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 15, 2007 10:33:32 AM
Vlad went today.....!  with his little red suitcase, bio and contract :)
He was soooooo giddy

louie has his blue suitcase...too cute!

i cant waaaaaaaaaaaait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 15, 2007 12:23:36 PM


louie is on his way!

OMG He looks like he is so looking forward to his trip to the uk!!  Vlad should be on the plane now ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 15, 2007 01:09:13 PM
Ummm I think Vlad may have a stowaway with him  :o  I cannot find his pet spider Dave anywhere!!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 15, 2007 01:25:53 PM
Ummm I think Vlad may have a stowaway with him  :o  I cannot find his pet spider Dave anywhere!!!  :D


hahahah!  we are spider friendly.  we used to have a tarantula.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on March 16, 2007 01:11:07 AM


YAY!  Daryl arrived here safely all the way from the east coast!  His new adventures will begin now in Los Angeles.  He's already become aquainted with his new surroundings and getting settled in.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: sullengal on March 16, 2007 08:34:30 AM
YAY! Drunk Monkey is HERE!

He got to meet Persephone before she got ready to fly!

He'll be meeting my wierd friends and experiencing Asian Bubble Tea tonight!

Weeeeeeeeeee!

~Sullengal


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 16, 2007 09:10:12 AM
Again, PLEASE PM me when you recieve your visitor!!!!  I see that a couple of you have recieved and I have no PMs about this.  I don't mean to be a pain, but I really can't scroll through 40 pages of this forum every day to see who has sent and recieved!!

Thanks guys...keep up the great communication!!

Also, for those who have not yet sent, please PM me by the end of the day to let me know that you are going to be sending late...just so I don't worry about ya.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 16, 2007 09:11:59 AM
Mr. Donut left for Australia today!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 16, 2007 09:18:24 AM
oooh Leon is in Maumee, OH right now! Only a few more days until hes here


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: TreeTree on March 16, 2007 09:24:06 AM
oooh Leon is in Maumee, OH right now! Only a few more days until hes here
Isn't tracking with UPS fun?  I'm glad he left CT before we got the snowstorm. Hopefully they've but the shipping envelope in some sort of plastic covering to further waterproof the little guy.

Oh, you may think I'm weird, but I also like going to google maps so I can actually SEE the progress as well.  I have a life really I do.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Rowdy Vamp Raquel on March 16, 2007 10:39:03 AM
Hey, that's pretty cool. I've just been creating mental images in my head of how far my bunny is going to travel. In fact, I sent her out yesterday so she should be getting to sarahpanda soon. I feel bad because I had to sort-of fold her to fit her in the box!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 16, 2007 11:16:27 AM
One somewhat-related-somewhat-not sidenote - it's so interesting to see who lives "near" me! I never take the time to check people's profiles to see where they live, so when I saw the map to Kalamazoo, I was  :o! I did my undergrad at Western (go broncos!) and live near Lansing now. What a small world our stuffies are traveling in!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 16, 2007 11:17:25 AM
One somewhat-related-somewhat-not sidenote - it's so interesting to see who lives "near" me! I never take the time to check people's profiles to see where they live, so when I saw the map to Kalamazoo, I was  :o! I did my undergrad at Western (go broncos!) and live near Lansing now. What a small world our stuffies are traveling in!

Fantastic! Im at WMU right now. Originally from GR. Im planning a statewide meetup, so now Ill put you on the list of people to "contact"!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 16, 2007 11:30:58 AM
I think Corben has arrived in New Orleans! The DC says "Arrival at unit" so that means he's either in redheadskydiver's mailbox or at her local PO! Ooooh exciting! :D

ETA: He did, he made it! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 16, 2007 11:32:21 AM
One somewhat-related-somewhat-not sidenote - it's so interesting to see who lives "near" me! I never take the time to check people's profiles to see where they live, so when I saw the map to Kalamazoo, I was  :o! I did my undergrad at Western (go broncos!) and live near Lansing now. What a small world our stuffies are traveling in!

Fantastic! Im at WMU right now. Originally from GR. Im planning a statewide meetup, so now Ill put you on the list of people to "contact"!

I'm in Kzoo too!!!  Though I just realized that I will be moving back to Grand Rapids near the end of the swap....since our semester is over at the end of April.  I think vanillaxlight might be from Grand Rapids as well......but maybe i'm wrong...

=)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 16, 2007 11:37:06 AM
yeah, I am, but living in kzoo now. my family lives in grand rapids, but I live on the north side of kalamazoo (actually, father north than "north side"... cooper township)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 16, 2007 09:47:57 PM
Check out the gallery for the most updated list on sending and recieving that I have:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=157312.0

There are way too many people in RED right now!!! Contact me ASAP if you see your name in red and let me know what is up.

Thanks and keep up the great communication!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: SinDoll on March 18, 2007 10:42:12 PM
Clive is on his way!

This is him early this morning, he had a BIG weekend and after seeing his favourite band Zebra Rodeo ((my 2nd favourite band)) on Friday night, he kept bugging me to make him a tie like theirs.

His dad was a little worried he'd be bored on the way, so he included a few sudokus for Clive to do.




Clive is too young to drink, but even though I have confiscated his fake id, I suspect he has another.

That's Clive with his older brother Jack ((jack has been very fond of the plastic bag my pin-up swap goodies came in, so he refused tocome out for the photo)). Note that Jack and Clive are holding hands, Jack reached out for Clive, he's going to miss him.




This is clive with his passport :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on March 18, 2007 10:46:25 PM
Oh, no! Mr. Donut forgot his passport! Good thing he's small, he should be able to slip past customs un-noticed.  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 19, 2007 06:38:56 AM
oookay, I'm sitting at my computer (for a hint as to my state of being, see my avatar) trying to write an analysis of the film Sin City for class (I keep getting distracted by craftster, then food, then laundry...) and I hear breaks outside in the road. not normal - I live on a very busy street with no stop signs or lights for 2 miles in each direction. UPS! I had to hurryhurryhurry to find some, ahem, clothing to put on. But Leon is here! Right now he's making friends with my llama on top of my computer while I write (grumble) my paper.

yay!

(seagulls.. yes, francine understands that, too. Although for her, it's snorkelers and scuba divers... *shudder*)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: aeronberry on March 19, 2007 04:19:53 PM
Cypress is here!!!  He brought along some great little presents, too.  I suspect he had some help from his mom, MissNewEngland - thanks!!
I snapped a couple photos to start of his scrapbook...

Here he is playing on the treehouse/ladder outside Hotel Aeronberry (it was such a long trip - he needed a stretch!). 


And meeting the livingroom stuffies.  Bob the pelican is super excited to have another bird around - I think he's a little annoyed by all the dolphins  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: MissNewEngland on March 19, 2007 04:51:48 PM
Cute!  Cypress & Daryl got to meet quickly before Cypress left for his journey.  Glad he made it there safely!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 21, 2007 06:56:32 AM
Awww they look adorable :)  I am hoping Vlad hasn't got lost....I don't think he has landed in Pennsylvania yet  :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 21, 2007 06:59:39 AM
Awww they look adorable :)  I am hoping Vlad hasn't got lost....I don't think he has landed in Pennsylvania yet  :-[

i know im worried about him and louie.  i just thats just international mail for you.

hope they didnt meet in the middle and run off together!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 21, 2007 07:18:01 AM
I know... it's making me a little nervous  :-\

Mind you, my last swap was sent over 2 weeks ago and only landed in New York on Monday!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 23, 2007 08:09:08 AM
Louie has landed!!!  My hubby called me at work to tell me our little visitor had arrived.  He is meeting me from work at the pub, so he is going to bring Louie along for his first taste of British ale hehe!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on March 23, 2007 11:50:37 AM
Here Louie is after his 9 day trip to the UK.  He needed a well deserved drink ( I know he is only young.... but drinking laws are lower in the UK...hehe) My hubby was making faces behind him hehe







Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on March 23, 2007 02:03:41 PM
YAY!  thats awesome!  im so happy to see him there safely!  im still waiting for vlad, but since you mailed a day or so after me he should be here any day now!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: catsjewelry on March 24, 2007 08:09:18 AM
Jell arrived today, first we going to go to work and later this evening we are going to the movies, we are going to go see Ninja Turtles.




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 25, 2007 06:31:54 PM
oh man!  I'm so jealous!  (wait - maybe me and Sofie can go see TMNT!)   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 26, 2007 07:37:21 AM
So I totally went to Blue Man Group yesterday and got to meet the guys and FORGOT to bring Manu with me!!!  Ugh!!!  I'm totally bummed!  But since I am still giddy about meeting blue men, heres a picture of me with one of them....



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 26, 2007 07:59:39 AM
man, thats TWO people who have seen blue man recently! I really wanted to go see them in GR, but I didnt have money for tickets.. poo!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 26, 2007 08:11:11 AM
Yeah, I was actually really lucky...my stage management teacher's husband is the sound guy for Blue Man Group...so he gave the entire class FREE tickets (they were $85 tickets, btw), plus we got to go for the entire day, starting at 9am, watch them load in and set up everything, talked to the lighting guy, sound guy, production manager, finances, stage manager, head rigger, etc, watch the light checks and the sound checks, go on tours of the stage and the building, etc...and then stay for the show...plus we had meet & greet passes for afterwards to we got to meet the blue men after the show.

We got spoiled.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: vanillaxlight on March 26, 2007 08:15:57 AM
that totally beats the Hairspray tickets I got free through my musical theatre class...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: kitty1256 on March 26, 2007 08:20:28 AM
Lol aww Im sorry.  You can check out the pictures on facebook if you want (I think we r friends on there...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on March 26, 2007 08:47:31 AM
I'm still waiting for Persephone. UPS marked her out for delivery, then posted her as being scheduled for redelivery today. I hope they aren't looking for a signature, the UPS guy tends to arrive while I am taking a nap after work.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: janeausten on March 26, 2007 09:04:31 AM
Kitty that is so cool that you got to watch them set up and meet them after!!  my sister and i got lost and accidentily ended up backstage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert once. but we didnt get to meet the band.

Magenta went to New Orleans yesterday.  We had a great time. I'll try to post a pic tonight.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: ohcany on March 27, 2007 04:33:13 PM
Does anyone have ideas of stuff to make for a little visitor?  I am not in this swap,  but just today received a little stuffie from a second grader making its way around the country.  It's a cat about 4 inches from head to toe (think Teeny Beanie Baby sized). 

I've made it a scarf and am making a hat.  What else could go with it?  I'd love to surprise the little girl with little goodies for her cat when it arrives home in a month.

Thank you for any help.
~Molly


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Ginamonster on March 27, 2007 04:54:28 PM
A new collar, perhaps? something sparkly?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: smashergrl on March 27, 2007 06:12:07 PM
Guess who's here?  Sofie!!  YAY!!   She brought a beautiful necklace as a
"Thanks for inviting me" gift!    So far she has met my cat, Dusty. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: dragonslair on March 27, 2007 07:37:41 PM
Does anyone have ideas of stuff to make for a little visitor?  I am not in this swap,  but just today received a little stuffie from a second grader making its way around the country.  It's a cat about 4 inches from head to toe (think Teeny Beanie Baby sized). 

I've made it a scarf and am making a hat.  What else could go with it?  I'd love to surprise the little girl with little goodies for her cat when it arrives home in a month.

Thank you for any help.
~Molly

Asleeping bag... mykids loved having sleeping bags with attached piloows for their tiny beanies.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on March 28, 2007 06:04:04 AM
Does anyone have ideas of stuff to make for a little visitor?  I am not in this swap,  but just today received a little stuffie from a second grader making its way around the country.  It's a cat about 4 inches from head to toe (think Teeny Beanie Baby sized). 

I've made it a scarf and am making a hat.  What else could go with it?  I'd love to surprise the little girl with little goodies for her cat when it arrives home in a month.

Thank you for any help.
~Molly

A wee purse/bag? You could make or include 'toys' for the kitty; a stuffed mouse (catnip or not), a tiny ball, etc. You could also include a postcard from your city/town!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: SinDoll on April 03, 2007 08:29:17 PM
Mr. Donut arrived a few weeks ago. My boyfriend was very excited, so was our cat.

Mr. Donut has led us on two terrifying adventures so far, but I'll save them for another day


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: Kittyvanghoul on April 04, 2007 04:37:01 AM
I am really worried about Vlad, I've not heard from Devilninny whether he has arrived safely.  :'(

I am concerned that he may have been stopped at customs (or whatever) because he had chocolate with him.  I didn't even think if I was allowed to send food to the US.  Does anyone know?  ???


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AmaZing on April 04, 2007 04:40:02 AM
I am really worried about Vlad, I've not heard from Devilninny whether he has arrived safely.  :'(

I am concerned that he may have been stopped at customs (or whatever) because he had chocolate with him.  I didn't even think if I was allowed to send food to the US.  Does anyone know?  ???

I've recieved chocolate/sweets from outside of the UK in swaps. So I think you can! And I sent chocolate to the US the other day- so I hope it's allowed!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: AsphaltQueen on April 04, 2007 05:18:27 AM
Mr. Donut arrived a few weeks ago. My boyfriend was very excited, so was our cat.

Mr. Donut has led us on two terrifying adventures so far, but I'll save them for another day

Ohh, I'm glad he made it safely! We still haven't seen hide nor tail of Clive...  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: devilninny on April 06, 2007 01:58:45 PM
I am really worried about Vlad, I've not heard from Devilninny whether he has arrived safely.  :'(

I am concerned that he may have been stopped at customs (or whatever) because he had chocolate with him.  I didn't even think if I was allowed to send food to the US.  Does anyone know?  ???


dont worry hes here now!  i pmed you and i'll post in the gallery!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: BeccaJaneStClair on April 15, 2007 09:28:51 PM
Okay, now that I know what this swap is about, I want to participate in a round 7 if there is one! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: redheadskydiver on April 30, 2007 08:26:31 AM
I think I should be ready to send by the end of week! ;D

Christina


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap #6!!! Sign-ups CLOSED, Send outs March 16 & May 1
Post by: raina.storms on May 04, 2007 01:30:46 PM
I think I should be ready to send by the end of week! ;D

Christina

Cool. Cali's planning to come home sometime next week. :)  Her scrapbook will really be a photo book, but she's coming home with some other loot, too. ;)