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Title: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on March 30, 2008 11:21:41 PM
LV NEW Send Out Date is JULY 11TH!!!!

Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 8
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: kishcrafts
Co-Organizer: FlowerWitch
Sign-up date range: March 31th- April 14th
Date to send item by: April 19th
Send-Out Visitor and Contracts: April 19th
Send Visitor Back Home: June 21th

 
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
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)

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:
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 3 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101202.0

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

Round 6:
Round 6 Gallery:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by April 19th, along with a BIOGRAPHY and CONTRACT  Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you. The contact is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own. And to send it home when the LV Visit is over.

You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up. 

Once you recieve your LV, 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!

You will be required to send at least 10 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. (If anyone is going to have a problem with the 10 printed pictures please let me know when you sign up!!) I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. ;)  I highly recommend sending a CD with additional pictures on it or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of  your Little Visitor. You are also required to send 5 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip.  The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both.  Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!  In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like.  Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by June 21st.  I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but most LV swaps end up being extended by a month or so, so I'm just planning ahead.  :)  If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

To Reiterate:
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by April 19th
*Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive their LV.
*Take your LV around town and show them the sights!  Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
*Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
*Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by June 21st


IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A DC NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youíre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And I require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so I can verify that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner and also when you have sent your LV back home.

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 LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones
- 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 LV that Is poseable (this is just a suggestion, most will not be posable, and that is ok)
- 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!
- LV doesnít have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet 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, please put LV SWAP ROUND 8 as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts) AND the co organizer (FlowerWitch). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap. DO NOT BCC OR CC her, I must see in the PM that you included both of us in the PM "sent to" spot!!!

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 8
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 13 year of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners et.c.?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live?  Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any requests (not guaranteed!) of what size LV you'd like?
Any requests you have regarding who you'd like to be paired up with? (No promises  ;) )
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you plan on doing a digital or paper scrapbook/journal?
Would you prefer to receive a digital or paper scrapbook/journal?
Will you be sending a CD with extra pictures?
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 10 printed pictures requirement?
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST? BLOG? Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)
Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (kishcrafts) AND the co organizer (FlowerWitch). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap. DO NOT BCC OR CC her, I must see in the PM that you included both of us in the PM "sent to" spot!!!

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8
Post by: kishcrafts on March 30, 2008 11:22:18 PM
PARTNERS:
kishcrafts-curlygirl75
FlowerWitch-DIY ho
Oops Creations-violette28
ptarmic wumpus-LizzieMcGuire
FruityLoops-bethiej78
drinkdrankdrunk-marylini
thanate-RoaneFaery
rira-ghilie
charmling-Sera unraveled
dragonslair-JadedJenn
bigfatroses-FicklePegasus
ckchan-beckashell
little green dragonfly-ursulaandolive
tracey87-thunderchild
sunnydays914-panda
Mojen-JennyBear
moawk-BonBabbu
KiwiDragons-Huff
kjlutz-catpants
RaeRaggs-gwenyvarr
Wildfyre-talyra
bubblegum_phoenix-craftgirl_sampson

Participants:

1. kishcrafts- page 1, Sheena, wanna be punk rock mouse
2. FlowerWitch- page 3, Count Cucumber, vegetarian vampire
3. Mojen- page 1, Unnamed, duck
4. Oops Creations page- 2, Professor Linus, penguin
5. DIY ho- page 2, Fiona, giraffe
6. thunderchild- page 12, Hughey, bear
7. ptarmic wumpus- page 3, Antoinette, spider
8. charmling- page 2, Kiki, unknown species
9. ursulaandolive- page 3, COR, robot
10. talyra- page 5, Andie, girl
11. FruityLoops- page 4, SuperMonkey, monkey
12. Wildfyre- page 6, Unnamed, sea turtle
13. beckashell- page 8, Gus, turkey
14. drinkdrankdrunk- page 6, Galvin, dinosaur
15. KiwiDragons- page 4, Machida, monkey
16. BonBabbu- page 9, Estrella, female starkitty
17. dragonslair- page 5, Naga, dragon
18. sunnydays914- page 10, Madeleine or Maddy, chihuahua
19. bigfatroses- page 28, Major Grizzly, military bear
20. marylini- page 8, Hammy, french hamster/alien cross
21. panda- page 10, Mel, koala
22. little green dragonfly- page , Mini Chappy, doggie
23. catpants- page 19, Gina, tiny cat
24. ckchan- page 11,  Baby Smiley, male smiley face with body
25. FicklePegasus- page 11 &  21 , Rainy, fairy
26. thanate- page 17, Rincewind, male human
27. kjlutz- page 18, Ellie, elephant
28. RoaneFaery- page 8, Alistar, unknown reptilian alien species
29. bethiej78- page 31, Miss Beatrix,  bear
30. curlygirl75- page 18, Blossom, little lamb
31. Huff- page 22, Mawson, male ted
32. gwenyvarr-
33. Sera unravled- page 29 Unnamed, male cow
34. RaeRaggs- page 22, Unnamed, guitar :)
35. JennyBear- page 23, Amigito, monkey
36. JadedJenn- page 27, Rhaegal, male dragon
37. LizzieMcGuire- page 28, Johann, male bear
38. rira- page 29, miri, female felt version of rira
39. violette28- page 26, Clara, mouse poppet
40. moawk- lion
41. bubblegum_phoenix- page 29 , Aroha, female kiwi
42. ghilie- Guster, tittyfish
43. craftgirl_sampson- teddy bear
44. tracey87- male Penguin




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8
Post by: kishcrafts on March 30, 2008 11:22:46 PM
here is my LV, Sheena. She is a wanna be punk rock mouse. She even dyed some parts of her fur hot pink!!! What a rebel!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on March 31, 2008 05:30:43 AM
I might be a bit enthusiastic over this one...  Info all sent!

And, I've just realised that my LV doesn't have a name!!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll be inspired in the next few days... but here he is anyway  :)

trying to look as respectable as possible:


Checking out the other LVs:


"But, you drank all the coffee!"


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on March 31, 2008 05:56:22 AM
no info yet..I gotta wait for some feedback, but i'll be in..you just wait and see!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on March 31, 2008 07:43:33 AM
Once I get my feedback from the Kitchen Swap, I'm totally in!  I'm filling out the info right now, and will be finishing my LV this afternoon!

Is it bad that I dreamt about this swap last night?!?   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on March 31, 2008 09:23:45 AM
Oh, this sounds so fun.  I'll have to go home tonight and decide on my LV and fill out the form, but I'd love to join!

My mind is reeling with LV possibilities!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 31, 2008 09:32:14 AM
OMG that little duck is SUPER cute!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on March 31, 2008 09:58:45 AM
OMG that little duck is SUPER cute!!

Isn't he!!  He found me while I was out checking local printing places, and he's already taken on a life of his own... and I'm sure he keeps frowning at me, I think he's impatient for me to pack his case...  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Shazrasha on March 31, 2008 11:47:36 AM
I had great fun with LV 7 but am holding off at the moment as I'm not sure who to send and I need to make sure I have the time for it. Though I know I'm doing a lot between April and June that would be fun...hmm


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on March 31, 2008 04:13:59 PM
OMG that little duck is SUPER cute!!

Agreed! ;D

And um, I'm in! LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Oops Creations on March 31, 2008 05:50:35 PM


I would like to present Professor Linus who is studying up to prepare himself for whatever travels and adventures lay ahead.

He looks forward to participating in his SECOND Little Visitor Swap.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 31, 2008 05:56:27 PM
OMG! Sorry little ducky, I am in <3 with Professor Linus!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 31, 2008 06:04:04 PM
oh wow this is great!  i think i may have to do this one!  i have a question though ..... i am going on a trip during the swap process and am wondering if i can bring the little vistor with me for added sight seeing?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 31, 2008 06:23:03 PM
i am going on a trip during the swap process and am wondering if i can bring the little vistor with me for added sight seeing?

YES! YES! YES! That would be like having the LV visit 2 places for the price of 1 trip! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: mamaedgar on March 31, 2008 06:41:48 PM
i'll be going to 2 different countries on my trip, so it's like 3 for 1!  just as long as my parnters little one is small enough! oh one more question ...... what if your LV is actually twins?  they're quite small!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: charmling on March 31, 2008 08:15:27 PM
Joining in!  Here's my LV, I just whipped her up today.

Meet Kiki, who is already shaping up to be a troublemaker.  Digging through my purse and climbing on my towel rack. *shakes head*




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on March 31, 2008 08:18:02 PM
Aww, Kiki's cute!  And she's round, like me!  LOL!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Hellga on March 31, 2008 08:24:31 PM
you know, i always see the title and think this swap is a menstrual care swap...lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on March 31, 2008 08:39:38 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on March 31, 2008 09:43:19 PM
This is Antoinette, about to devour an orange:


She was jealous that Lyle got to go on LV6, but now it is her turn (pending approval)  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on March 31, 2008 09:55:17 PM
All 7 of you that sent me an approval PM has been added into the swap! Please double check that you have "in progress" feedback for this swap, and PM me if anything is wonky. :)

I love all the LVs that have shown themselves to us so far!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on March 31, 2008 10:17:23 PM
I am in LOVE with Professor Linus!!!
Does he want to come visit me in California?  ;) I would love to have him!
I might even be traveling to Europe this summer, and if the LV is small enough, they might get to go with me to Germany and France!  :o

I want to send in my questionare right away! However, I don't have my LV made yet. I'm going to wait until I decide who to send before I apply.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 01, 2008 03:10:48 AM
OMG! Sorry little ducky, I am in <3 with Professor Linus!

shhhhh, he doesn't think he's a duck!  Ducks scare him....

and I decided last night, whilst falling asleep, that his name's Trevor :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 01, 2008 06:13:55 AM
I'd like to introduce COR - He's a Chocolate Obsessed Robot who would like to visit some new places.




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 01, 2008 06:16:44 AM
*squee*

He's SO ca-ute! If I went around calling him COR, I'd want to adopt (or try to anyway) a British accent. :D

Edit: I just realized that's the lil' robot from one of the Star Wars movies, isn't it? Doh.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 01, 2008 06:21:05 AM

Ok, so some of you know him anyway, but here is Count Cucumber the vegitarian vampire!



He is so excited about traveling!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 01, 2008 06:22:02 AM
The count is adorable (can you call a vampire adorable?)!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 01, 2008 06:30:06 AM

Yeah, i think you can! He is very good natured!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 01, 2008 06:55:16 AM
Flowerwitch - I'm glad the count is so easy going.  Nothing worse than an angry vampire. :)

DIY Ho - COR was made in the same factory as the robot from Star Wars but he's much better looking. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 01, 2008 06:56:40 AM

COR is lovely, i have a british accent and it sounds awsome!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 01, 2008 08:59:07 AM
Ok, so I figure that I'll be able to sign up in the next couple of days, which is good since I need to re-write my LV's bio and all that good stuff!  But, here's a quick sketch of what my LV will hopefully look like- drawn up on the road (DH was driving!  LOL!), so he's kind of horrible looking, but I'd like to present to you the future Emo-ero!!!!!!!!!



He's the emo superhero of the world!   :D 

I'm sad to announce that the actual version of him won't look like the drawing- he'll probably end up looking like an emo gingerbread man, but hey, no one's perfect right?!?

 ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 01, 2008 09:15:28 AM

oh i dunno, i like the idea of an Emo gingerbread man! that appeals to my sense of humour!!  ;D He's a great drawing by the way  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 01, 2008 09:24:02 AM
Thank you FlowerWitch!  No one's ever said any of my drawings are good and I'm not exactly known for my drawing skills (more the lack thereof), so I really take that as a compliment!   

Off to look through my supplies!  I think he's going to be difficult to make, but *hopefully* the outcome will be worth it!

 ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Wildfyre on April 01, 2008 08:37:52 PM
Ok, I'm in! (I hope, I just sent my info off  ;D)

I'll post pictures of my LV tomorrow when the lighting is better :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 01, 2008 10:31:55 PM
Hey guys! This will be my first swap. I hope everything will work out! I'll have my LV up soon to be looked at.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 01, 2008 10:42:59 PM
Hey Swappers! I  just got home from Opening Day at the ballpark....

I got a handful of questionnaires today and I need to reiterate one of the rules for this swap (that differs from other swaps):

RULES:
In addition to the normal craftster rules, you must have been a member for at least two months and have thirty posts

So for those of you that do NOT have 30 posts, get moving. After I see 30 posts, than I can add you into the swap. Thanks

I will add all the new participants into the swap tomorrow. :)

<3
your friendly neighborhood swap organizer :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 02, 2008 12:19:16 AM
Hurray! I just sent in my information. And here's a picture of my little visitor, Machida:

He's quite excited about traveling.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 02, 2008 03:18:25 AM
Yey got my form in last night and I'm good to go :D  Had a dilemma choosing who I would send, firstly I chose Kung Fu Jo (Buddhist monkey) but I didn't want to risk sending him, then Froggie but my OH wouldn't let him go.

So please meet the LV I finally decided to send: SuperMonkey!!! 


He's used to the press taking photos of him since he's a superhero, so he's quite a poser.

He's been living with us for a while now but we know him only as SuperMonkey, he usually wears a cape but he lost it saving some toys from a forest fire last week so he's asked me to make him a new one before he goes travelling.  Here's a piccie of him just as he was taking off last night, I'd like to say it was on superhero business but in fact he was just going off to the supermarket to pick up some broccoli.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 02, 2008 06:31:11 AM
Thanks for accepting me!! I can't wait to swap with someone :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 02, 2008 08:13:14 AM
Monkeys, monkeys. and more monkeys!  Yeah for monkeys!

Kiwidragon - Machida is great - I can picture him/her hanging from many locations on the visit!

Fruityloops - I almost picked a super monkey for my LV.  Yours is much braver than my monkey was though.  Can't wait to see him with his cape on. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 02, 2008 08:23:48 AM
Monkeys, monkeys. and more monkeys!  Yeah for monkeys!

Oh you can never have enough monkeys, they're everywhere in our house, in fact I can see 9 plushie monkeys from here and that's just the lounge!!  My OH is a monkey too, albeit a 6'7" monkey, near enough though ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 02, 2008 09:06:29 AM
Yes, Monkeys are awesome! I was deciding between Machida and a little puppy dog, but I figured Machida would enjoy the adventure a lot more. So, here's hoping I get approved!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 02, 2008 10:04:04 AM
Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:

http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swapcontract2um.png

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:

http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html

I will post this on the 1st page of this thread. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: talyra on April 02, 2008 10:14:43 AM
So, everybody, this is Andie. She's my first ever try at a sock doll. She lives on our sofa, likes going barefoot and her hair has a life of its own. She says hi, she's not really a klepto (see later) and her face isn't as fat as it looks here. ::) What is it with us girls and whining about how we look in photographs? ;)

She made me tidy her hair up because she wanted to look "all cute and sweet, like" for her picture...


...but I snapped this when she thought I wasn't paying attention. She's not huge, by the way, that's just a big Toblerone. Some things are just way better when they are chunky ;) 

Actually, she was just messing about - the pieces are nearly as big as her head, she'd have trouble pinching them. Watch out if you've got Skittles lying around though, the colourings are like crack to a person this small...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 02, 2008 10:31:04 AM
I just noticed this swap, and I'm horribly tempted to send out my Rincewind doll... ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233612.msg2552588#msg2552588 )  He's a little big, but squashes down nicely, and doesn't mind getting a bit worn on the edges. 

Is there anybody (Terry Pratchett fans, perhaps) who'd appreciate him if I signed up?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 02, 2008 11:26:12 AM
I just sent in my info, now I just have to wait 'till I get approved and I'll post a pic of my Lv.
Don't worry thanate, my LV is quite big too! It might be a stupid question but who is terry pratchett? Is he famous in America?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: dragonslair on April 02, 2008 01:07:35 PM
Naga is looking forward to his SECOND little visitor swap.

Here he is with his host Mom (PinFish) in St. Paul, MN. 

(http://www.dropshots.com/)

This where they went to the Tattoo Parlor for her first Tattoo.  I will admit to having her stuffed octopus pierced by Hardwire Tattoo here in Wilmington, NC



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 02, 2008 01:19:28 PM
Don't worry thanate, my LV is quite big too! It might be a stupid question but who is terry pratchett? Is he famous in America?

He's a fantasy author, who writes the Discworld series.  (he's from England, but the books are popular in a lot of places.)  Rincewind the "Wizzard" is one of the recurring characters in the series.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Wildfyre on April 02, 2008 02:25:17 PM
Here is my LV! She's a poppet named Aria  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: talyra on April 02, 2008 02:54:55 PM
I just noticed this swap, and I'm horribly tempted to send out my Rincewind doll... ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233612.msg2552588#msg2552588 )  He's a little big, but squashes down nicely, and doesn't mind getting a bit worn on the edges. 

Is there anybody (Terry Pratchett fans, perhaps) who'd appreciate him if I signed up?

How big is big? I cart around pretty big bags usually, and I'd host Rincewind if he didn't whine too much :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 02, 2008 07:00:19 PM
I want to  join but I have to wait on my Frog Swap to end on the 14th.  Boy that will be cutting it close.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 02, 2008 08:13:51 PM
Hi Swappers,
I have added in the LV swap participants that sent me their questionnaires over the past 2 days. Please oduble check your feedback and make sure it has "in progress" feedback for the LV Swap Round 8.

Thanks!

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 02, 2008 08:18:09 PM
I'm still waiting on some feedback...impatiently....  I've discovered a way to make my LV cheaply, quickly (yet still nicely done), and make him look more like the human he is rather than the gingerbread man he would have ended up being!  LOL! 

Is it bad manners to beg and plead for feedback?!?   :D  I'm acting like this swap ends tomorrow, eh?!?!?!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 02, 2008 08:22:10 PM
you have plenty of time.....12 days to be exact!

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 02, 2008 08:28:49 PM
 :D

My hubba bubba is even excited about me joining this swap.  He actually called me from work to ask if I had my signed up yet!   LOL!

Nerds.

 ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 02, 2008 08:56:39 PM
Yay! I'm official. I guess I'll start getting Machida's bio together. (:


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 02, 2008 10:15:41 PM
I'm all set to go and VERY excited!!! So, now that I'm in the clear I shall post pictures of my dear Galvin... He's a rocken' dino...and enjoys your fingers?.


He's a little guy at only 5 inches:


He doesn't like to compete:


But he does like my fishy!:


and he'll let you walk him around:



Thanks for checking him out! He's excited to explore!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 02, 2008 10:20:02 PM
Galvin's adorable. ;D  Love the competition pic!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 03, 2008 03:49:54 AM
I am waiting for other swap to end ...daughter and grandson want in on this too.  Already making plans for visit and etc....check out who the want to be the little visitor send out.  Excitment a buzzing. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 03, 2008 07:55:17 AM
I'm all set to go and VERY excited!!! So, now that I'm in the clear I shall post pictures of my dear Galvin... He's a rocken' dino...and enjoys your fingers?.

Thanks for checking him out! He's excited to explore!


Galvin is adorable!!! I hope that he gets to visit me in Connecticut!!
I play 'The Land Before Time' with the kids I look after, he'd fit right in with Little Foot and the gang.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 03, 2008 09:08:23 AM
I snorted up my breakfast looking at him. competition = bad, fishies = good


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on April 03, 2008 09:22:49 AM
This is the most adorable theme for a swap ever. Oh...I'm so tempted. But I'm doing two others right now. Oh, decisions, decisions!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 03, 2008 11:10:34 AM


COR is checking out the LV postings to see who might be his host family!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 03, 2008 11:50:36 AM
It is cute to see that COR is stalking other LV's in the postings... :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 03, 2008 12:41:47 PM
COR is checking out the LV postings to see who might be his host family!

I love that he's checking out my LV checking out the other LVs!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 03, 2008 12:47:51 PM
thinking about signing up...must you make you LV from scratch or can it be a buddy you happen to just have?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 03, 2008 01:51:26 PM
Stalking in a good way though  :)

Glad that you got my viewing within the viewing within the viewing picture Mojen!   I was trying to create a time warp with it but perhaps I should save that for the Star Trek Swap. :)

marylini - I don't want to speak for the organizers, but I'm pretty sure you don't have to make your buddy from scratch (if we do then my LV and I are in trouble). :)

 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: silverfisch on April 03, 2008 02:26:43 PM
the fact that the signups end on my birthday may be a sign for me to join this swap! must think about it!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 03, 2008 02:27:15 PM
Beckashell & DIY ho: Thanks from Galvin! I'm sure where ever he ends up heading he'll love!... and be loved! YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 03, 2008 02:54:31 PM
I just noticed this swap, and I'm horribly tempted to send out my Rincewind doll... ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233612.msg2552588#msg2552588 )  He's a little big, but squashes down nicely, and doesn't mind getting a bit worn on the edges. 

Is there anybody (Terry Pratchett fans, perhaps) who'd appreciate him if I signed up?

ME!ME!ME!  I'm a huge Pratchett fan.  I've even met him 5 times I think.. I'd take Rincewind.  But you might have to take my Alistar.

He's a full size poppet. 

I really want to do this but I should think a little about it before I signup.  But if I get a LV before May 17th then they can be a guest at my wedding.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 03, 2008 03:19:47 PM
must you make you LV from scratch or can it be a buddy you happen to just have?

Your LV can be a made from scratch stuffie, a plastic toy, a poppet, a stuffed animal from a store, practically anything you want it to be. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 03, 2008 03:49:13 PM
you guys....meet HAMMY!



He is a super fancy eyeshadow and beret wearing cross between a french hampster and some sort of alien species. he is too embarrassed to specify. please, don't make fun of him, he gets mad.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 03, 2008 04:10:34 PM
Oh my goodness... I LOVE ME SOME HAMMY! That is a fantastic mix, and I would never dare to make fun of him. Super cute!

I to have been known to put fake eyelashes and blue glitter paint on a stuffy.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Oops Creations on April 03, 2008 05:55:09 PM
Professor Linus is looking forward to heading out and about and I can' wait to see who I will be hosting-- I just hope that they would arrive in time to join me for my vacation in DC on April 17th

P.S.  Love the little dinosaur garrrrrr : )


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 03, 2008 06:55:09 PM
All the LV's are so cute! This is going to be so much fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 03, 2008 08:04:18 PM
Hi everyone,

I'd like to introduce my friend Gus.



He may not look it but he's a little shy. Hopefully travelling across the country/world will make him a little more outgoing. Please look after my little guy!!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 03, 2008 08:52:46 PM
Would anyone take Tittyfish?  ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 03, 2008 09:03:40 PM
Tittyfish? OMG! That is the craziest name for a fish EVER!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 03, 2008 09:05:21 PM
Tittyfish? OMG! That is the craziest name for a fish EVER!

It's from Metalocalypse.  Murderface made up the Tittyfish.   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 03, 2008 09:13:17 PM
Tittyfish is cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 03, 2008 09:23:13 PM
Tittyfish? OMG! That is the craziest name for a fish EVER!

It's from Metalocalypse.  Murderface made up the Tittyfish.   ;D

Ahhh...gotcha! thank goodness for google! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 03, 2008 09:37:15 PM
for the record, i would LOVE tittyfish, or the devil teddy bear.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 03, 2008 09:40:28 PM
I had to go searching! What devil teddy bear?! :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 04, 2008 01:35:32 AM
Would anyone take Tittyfish?  ;D
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSCF1228.JPG

Ha ha tittyfish, hilarious!!  Loving all the LV piccies :D  Supermonkey is really bugging me to make his cape but I need to get a move on with stuff for the pringles swap this weekend so he's going to have to wait a little longer!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 04, 2008 05:03:39 AM
I had to go searching! What devil teddy bear?! :o
It's also from Metalocalypse. One of the band members, Toki, has a deddy bear...someone on craftster made on recently.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236673.msg2595263#msg2595263 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236673.msg2595263#msg2595263)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 04, 2008 07:54:16 AM
I just noticed this swap, and I'm horribly tempted to send out my Rincewind doll... ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233612.msg2552588#msg2552588 )  He's a little big, but squashes down nicely, and doesn't mind getting a bit worn on the edges. 

Is there anybody (Terry Pratchett fans, perhaps) who'd appreciate him if I signed up?

ME!ME!ME!  I'm a huge Pratchett fan.  I've even met him 5 times I think.. I'd take Rincewind.  But you might have to take my Alistar.
He's a full size poppet. 

I really want to do this but I should think a little about it before I signup.  But if I get a LV before May 17th then they can be a guest at my wedding.



I have no objection to hosting a poppet-- I haven't gotten around to making one of my own yet, but I think they're excellent.  And I really would love to have Rincewind visit somebody who understands who he is.  :)  (I don't know, can we request specific partners?) 

But if you're getting married, I'd totally understand it if you don't want to be worrying about swaps on top of all of that.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 04, 2008 08:49:30 AM
My hubby might get involved if I were hosting Rincewind (he is obsessed with Discworld lol) 

I'm handsewing a stuffie fairy right now, if I can finish it in time, I'll be joining!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 04, 2008 12:11:07 PM
Here's a pic of Estrella, the pic was taken in the previous round.
She's so excited to travel again!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=121746)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 04, 2008 04:37:23 PM
Gus is a turkey :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 04, 2008 04:42:00 PM
Gus is a turkey :)

I fixed it! I haven't read through all of the swap questionnaire, so I am just going by the pictures. Guess I didn't take a good enough look at Gus! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 04, 2008 05:35:54 PM
I'm so in! (Pending approval, of course)

Everyone, meet my LV! She does not yet have a name but I have no doubt she'll tell me because she's got quite the personality.
She loves to snuggle...


But she'll kick you in the face if you mess with her!

Vanquished!

She hasn't traveled much but she has been checking out the new places she could go!


Roanefaery, I'm getting married in May too! My FH wants to have the LV around for the wedding :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 04, 2008 05:51:29 PM
I'm so in! (Pending approval, of course)

You were added in yesterday. You have "in progress" feedback for this swap in your profile. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 04, 2008 06:29:03 PM
LOL!  Sunnydays914 I Love the continuation of the picture within the picture within the picture!  We'll have a time warp/space hole of some kind here before the swap is over. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 04, 2008 07:06:42 PM
Hi, I am  Mel and so ready to go....somebody take me and my bear (Ok it is a mini me).



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: t-dub on April 04, 2008 07:07:53 PM
The more I read the more I would love to do this!

But my pregnancy is taking up so much of my time and energy that I am afraid I wouldnt be able to it to my liking.... I'm thinking... hehe


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: lindseycore on April 04, 2008 08:53:52 PM
The more I read the more I would love to do this!

But my pregnancy is taking up so much of my time and energy that I am afraid I wouldnt be able to it to my liking.... I'm thinking... hehe


i agree!  about readning more = wanting to do it.  not about the pregnancy.  lol.  i'm doing two other swaps already.  but i do have some fun things coming up in the next couple months that would be fun to share.  hmmm.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 04, 2008 10:39:15 PM
I love Mel and mini-Mel. They are so cute!!
For a while I was even thinking about having a koala LV.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 05, 2008 08:37:05 AM
Everyone's LV is so cute.  I am really considering joining this swap but I need to dig through my stuffies to find the perfect one :).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 05, 2008 11:39:18 AM
I finished (mostly) my fairy today.  Would anyone consider hosting her?



She hasn't told me her name yet, and she's nekkid.  I'll fill out the questionaire when I get home from work/tomorrow morning.  I'm running late for work! :o :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 05, 2008 11:43:58 AM
she is so adorable!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 05, 2008 01:16:12 PM
Oh, I love her hair! I'm sure she'd be appreciated in any host home. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 05, 2008 05:50:45 PM
I found the my LV!  Here's a small story board.  :)
Meet the Smiley Family:

This is the little traveler for this round.  He's very excited to see thw world.  This is him trying to look his best:

The parents had to check the requirements and see where Baby Smiley might go.  They also wanted to see who they might be temporarily hosting:

After the approval from his parents, Baby Smiley started surfing to see where he would go:

I can't wait for this to begin!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 05, 2008 06:48:08 PM
I <3 Baby Smiley!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 05, 2008 07:08:18 PM
I <3 little Smiley! :)

I have updated the participants list, please double check that you have "in progress" feedback for this swap. Thanks!

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 05, 2008 08:27:56 PM
After hours of inspirational tv watching and article reading (Anyone interested in learning about African presence in Mexico?), my LV told me that her name must be Madeleine.

Madeleine, or Maddy, the Chihuahua!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 05, 2008 09:04:17 PM
After hours of inspirational tv watching and article reading (Anyone interested in learning about African presence in Mexico?), my LV told me that her name must be Madeleine.

Madeleine, or Maddy, the Chihuahua!

Maddy is adorable :)
I bet she's sad that she's going to miss your wedding!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 05, 2008 09:06:42 PM
After hours of inspirational tv watching and article reading (Anyone interested in learning about African presence in Mexico?), my LV told me that her name must be Madeleine.

Madeleine, or Maddy, the Chihuahua!

Very cute name!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 05, 2008 09:10:32 PM
After hours of inspirational tv watching and article reading (Anyone interested in learning about African presence in Mexico?), my LV told me that her name must be Madeleine.

Madeleine, or Maddy, the Chihuahua!

Maddy is adorable :)
I bet she's sad that she's going to miss your wedding!!

She is a little sad but she knows she gets to live with us for the rest of our marriage, which will last a lot longer than the wedding itself! This is a once in a lifetime chance, what adventurous, butt-kicking dog would turn it down?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 05, 2008 09:50:38 PM

This is Mini Chappy. He is very excited about his impending visit. Esp. as he thinks he will be heading O/S. He currently lives in Australia. Any little LV's want to come Down Under???



Hopefully this montage works. Mini Chappy is a douple ganger for our big Pet Dog Chappy :P you will have ot excuse large Chappy's tail, he was washed and masacred on thursday.  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 05, 2008 10:09:49 PM
Mini Chappy is too cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 06, 2008 03:33:46 AM
Awwwwww I am soooo in love with Mini Chappy and your big chappy too, I loooooove doggies so much :D  Jumps up and down and shouts 'pick me, pick me!!!', t he he.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thunderchild on April 06, 2008 04:09:40 AM
Sorry this week has been a bit mad!!

This Hughey, he is actually my son Bens bear but he really wanted to go on a trip so we decided he could!!!



We are looking forward to receiving our visitor!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 06, 2008 07:01:33 AM
Big and Mini Chappy both look adorable.  :D

I love the colors on Hughey, but why is he so sad??


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 06, 2008 08:42:27 AM
Would anyone want to send mini poppets for this? I would like to make one and send it and I think it would be fun to receive one as well.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 06, 2008 08:48:45 AM
Hughey looks so sad  :(  It's cause he wants the swap to start now, right???  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thunderchild on April 06, 2008 11:42:24 AM
Hughey looks so sad  :(  It's cause he wants the swap to start now, right???  ;D

Yes, but also he is over 400 and been told to lay off the Vodka!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 06, 2008 12:06:32 PM
Yes, but also he is over 400 and been told to lay off the Vodka!!!

No!!!

In that case, send him to me, I'll keep him away from nice vodka... oh yes...

*hides the grey goose*  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 06, 2008 01:31:41 PM
My LV, Hammy, told me today that he wants to get this show on the road...he started packing already!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 01:34:58 PM
My LV, Hammy, told me today that he wants to get this show on the road...he started packing already!

what an over acheiver! LOL

Yes, but also he is over 400 and been told to lay off the Vodka!!!

UH OH, We have a boozer! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 06, 2008 01:38:22 PM

The Count and i are having a crisis! We cant make his coffin! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!  >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 01:42:27 PM

The Count and i are having a crisis! We cant make his coffin! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!  >:(

what materials are you using for the coffin? I have seen coffins made out of polymer clay, wood, craft foam....


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 06, 2008 01:46:51 PM

Well thats part of the problem! Cardboard would break and wood would be to expensive to send, i've been talking to BF and we think the solution is just to not have a coffin and send a sleeping bag instead!  :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 01:48:48 PM
:(

Maybe his host family will make him a coffin.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 06, 2008 01:55:12 PM

Maybe! We have gone off on a new track now, crisis over, trust BF to cheer me and CC up!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 06, 2008 02:50:46 PM

ME!ME!ME!  I'm a huge Pratchett fan.  I've even met him 5 times I think.. I'd take Rincewind.  But you might have to take my Alistar.
He's a full size poppet. 

I really want to do this but I should think a little about it before I signup.  But if I get a LV before May 17th then they can be a guest at my wedding.



I have no objection to hosting a poppet-- I haven't gotten around to making one of my own yet, but I think they're excellent.  And I really would love to have Rincewind visit somebody who understands who he is.  :)  (I don't know, can we request specific partners?) 

But if you're getting married, I'd totally understand it if you don't want to be worrying about swaps on top of all of that.

I think it'd be fun to get a few pics of my LV at the wedding.  I'm not heading out on a honeymoon right afterwards of anything.  And I think to really time intensive part will come after the wedding anyway.  I don't mind going to places and taking pictures. That will be lots of fun.  My friend/cube mate at work has already volunteered to help me.  Even my fiancee won't mind to much and he just finished reading all the Discworld books.  So I'm up for it if you are Thanate!  And there is even a spot on the questionnaire to request a partner.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 02:55:45 PM
Now that more pics/participants are rolling in.....even if you have already sent in your completed questionnaire, feel free to PM with partner/LV pairing requests. I will be entertaining these requests until the day before partners are posted. No need to send it to my Co Organizer (FlowerWitch) just send it to kishcrafts. Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 06, 2008 03:29:05 PM
I sent you a PM. ;D  I think I'd have more ideas with certain LVs than others. ;)

Since we still have a couple weeks left on sign ups, I thought I'd mention that I have another little friend who's interested in being an LV. That is, if it seems like Fiona will be hard to pair up. ;)  My other friend is a froggie. (Sort of beanie style but roughly the size of Fiona, 5-ish inches--soo specific!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 06, 2008 03:31:19 PM
I think it'd be fun to get a few pics of my LV at the wedding.  I'm not heading out on a honeymoon right afterwards of anything.  And I think to really time intensive part will come after the wedding anyway.  I don't mind going to places and taking pictures. That will be lots of fun.  My friend/cube mate at work has already volunteered to help me.  Even my fiancee won't mind to much and he just finished reading all the Discworld books.  So I'm up for it if you are Thanate!  And there is even a spot on the questionnaire to request a partner.

Ok, sure, why not?  I'll send my questionnaire in now.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 06, 2008 03:37:56 PM
So far I haven't seen one LV that I would not want to host! I'd take them all. I just can't wait to show around a little guy and read his/her/it bio and start working on fun little things to take home....I have so many ideas. This is going to be fun for me too-a lot of places I am planning on going are places that I haven't been to in a long time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 03:48:03 PM
Another thing...I have gotten a few PM's asking a good question......"Will I be getting my LV's BIO back when he/she/it returns home?"

YES, you will be sending back EVERYTHING the LV came with (this includes the LV, his/her/its BIO and anything else that makes the trip with them) UNLESS your partner specifically states that you get to keep something.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 06, 2008 05:43:35 PM
Gus and I are both really excited about this swap! I wish time would go by faster.
If i'd had a LV today they could have run in a marathon - and unless they were really heavy would have gotten 2nd place with my friend!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 06:01:00 PM
I keep thinking like that too. I have done all kinds of cool things this past week. We went to the Ghiardelli Chocolate Factory, the Oakland A's opening series, on a boat at the Marina, shoe shopping, a couple of trips to the local craft store.... :)  I am sure we will be doing all kinds of just a cool things during the 2 month the LV will be with us.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 06, 2008 06:48:35 PM
i know I havent joined yet, but im gettin there! anyway, it looks like any visitor my way will get to join me in having his/her wisdom teeth extracted :) ;D :'(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 06:54:07 PM
i know I havent joined yet, but im gettin there! anyway, it looks like any visitor my way will get to join me in having his/her wisdom teeth extracted :) ;D :'(

:(

I bet you could get some cute pics of the LV at the dentist office wearing one of those paper bibs and then afterwards with a huge bowl of ice cream!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 06, 2008 07:25:42 PM
i know I havent joined yet, but im gettin there! anyway, it looks like any visitor my way will get to join me in having his/her wisdom teeth extracted :) ;D :'(

My LV will get to do that with me too! I've been pretty sick this year, and I make frequent trips to the doctor's office for check-ups and medical tests, so they will get to join me for that too.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 06, 2008 07:38:28 PM
I think it'd be fun to get a few pics of my LV at the wedding.  I'm not heading out on a honeymoon right afterwards of anything.  And I think to really time intensive part will come after the wedding anyway.  I don't mind going to places and taking pictures. That will be lots of fun.  My friend/cube mate at work has already volunteered to help me.  Even my fiancee won't mind to much and he just finished reading all the Discworld books.  So I'm up for it if you are Thanate!  And there is even a spot on the questionnaire to request a partner.

Ok, sure, why not?  I'll send my questionnaire in now.

Cool.. I'll work on my questionnaire tonight. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 06, 2008 07:41:12 PM
i know I havent joined yet, but im gettin there! anyway, it looks like any visitor my way will get to join me in having his/her wisdom teeth extracted :) ;D :'(

:(

I bet you could get some cute pics of the LV at the dentist office wearing one of those paper bibs and then afterwards with a huge bowl of ice cream!

and with ice packs on his cheeks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 06, 2008 08:02:22 PM
ack!!! the possibilities are endless!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 06, 2008 08:19:10 PM
i know I havent joined yet, but im gettin there! anyway, it looks like any visitor my way will get to join me in having his/her wisdom teeth extracted :) ;D :'(

Make sure that it isn't the LV that's doing the dental work.  That could be a bit dangerous for you and the LV!  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 07, 2008 12:17:45 AM
I'm excited about the shenanigans my LV might get into...I already have so many ideas... and I'm super happy to see that everyone else is antsy too! I can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 07, 2008 04:34:30 AM
I don't do anything exciting.  The only thing an LV would be able to do here is to outprocess the army.  Lots of boring briefings... I hope the LV brings a book.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 07, 2008 06:02:20 AM
I just sent my questionnaire in, pics will be posted once I'm official.

Everyone's LVs look so cute... this is exciting

I don't do anything exciting.  The only thing an LV would be able to do here is to outprocess the army.  Lots of boring briefings... I hope the LV brings a book.

You just need a LV that likes to read... or one that like to do paperwork...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 07, 2008 07:26:51 AM
I don't do anything exciting.  The only thing an LV would be able to do here is to outprocess the army.  Lots of boring briefings... I hope the LV brings a book.

LOL!  I guess outprocessing doesn't sound too boring for me!  It's better than working in the housing office  ;) or going through the motions to get on-post housing LOL

P.S.  Hooah!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 07, 2008 09:05:43 AM
I decided to go ahead and make a mini poppet to be my LV.
She's almost finished, but still needs hair and some clothes! I'll post pictures when that's done.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 07, 2008 10:38:42 AM
I'm wishing to that the swap had already started.  I'm going to home opening day for the Boston Red Soxs tomorrow and it would have been a great place to bring a LV. 

I think I may just bring my LV with me anyway to get some practice in for sneaking stuffies through security check points.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 10:45:15 AM
:)
I take Stomper to the games all the time. The Coliseum security usually gets a kick out of him popping out of my backpack! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 07, 2008 11:39:42 AM
Now that more pics/participants are rolling in.....even if you have already sent in your completed questionnaire, feel free to PM with partner/LV pairing requests. I will be entertaining these requests until the day before partners are posted. No need to send it to my Co Organizer (FlowerWitch) just send it to kishcrafts. Thanks!

Hey kishcrafts, do you need a partner request PM if it is already in the questionaire?

thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 11:46:55 AM
nope, I got it RoaneFaery. :) Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 07, 2008 01:03:35 PM
Hi everyone!  Late on the bandwagon, I just sent in my questionnaire, but I can't wait for this swap!  I don't know how I've been a craftster member for 3 years and have never done this!  I can't wait to host any one of the fabulous LV's already up here.

My camera is in mexico right now (with my mother, who's borrowed it) but as soon as I get it back this weekend I will put up pictures of Beatrix.  Beatrix is my darling bear, who is named after her favorite childhood author, who also happened to be an awesome woman - a conservationist, botanist, and (what I'd call) early feminist!

She can't wait to travel to one of your lovely homes!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 01:09:44 PM
I will be updating the list of participants and adding feedback tonight. i am so happy to have so many wonderful swappers join us and to see how excited everyone is about this swap. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 03:53:46 PM
I found the cutest little piece of "luggage" to pack all of my LV's stuff in. :)

also, Target has a bunch of really fun scrapbook stuff in their $1 bins. I snagged a little scrapbook and some ribbon all in a "vacation" theme!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 07, 2008 04:12:40 PM
I found the cutest little piece of "luggage" to pack all of my LV's stuff in. :)

also, Target has a bunch of really fun scrapbook stuff in their $1 bins. I snagged a little scrapbook and some ribbon all in a "vacation" theme!!

Cool! When I went through some of my scrapbooking/card-making supplies recently, I sorted out all of the vacation themed stuff, too. :)  I've never made a scrapbook, but you wouldn't know it from all the supplies I've got! Thanks for the Target tip. I hope the one closest to me has some good stuff.

I'm excited, and want this swap to start, but... I also can't wait to see how many more people we get! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 04:20:02 PM
I got a couple of their scrapbooks. There are about 6 X 5 inches, hard front and back with 8 piece of acid free heavy cardstock. The themes that had were "vacation", beach, wedding, baby boy/girl, stripes, polka dots and damask. So cute :)

In case anyone else cares....the $1 bins were chock full of Strawberry Shortcake stuff, really good smelling bath products, cute jungle themed (elephants/monkeys/zebra) kids room stuff, makeup and purse organizer things, gardening stuff galore..... :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 07, 2008 04:28:18 PM
That stuff sounds wonderful. I love $1 bins. *sigh*

Now I just have to hope that Target stocks similar things on both coasts! ;)  It's my new mission to find out! I'll report back tomorrow. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 07, 2008 04:40:37 PM
I am still considering this swap, but I *suck* at paper craft.  That's my only reservation.  Sigh.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 07, 2008 04:43:41 PM
I am still considering this swap, but I *suck* at paper craft.  That's my only reservation.  Sigh.

Join! Add pretty stickers to your pics. We'll be happy. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 04:44:03 PM
I am still considering this swap, but I *suck* at paper craft.  That's my only reservation.  Sigh.

I am not a paper crafter either. BUT I am willing to give it a try. :) Even if it is something simple (like a dollar store scrapbook!) with printed out pictures (remember you are only required to print out 10 pics MIN), embellished with stickers, ribbons, etc.... as long as you make it with love I am sure your partner will treasure it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 07, 2008 04:51:39 PM
I am still considering this swap, but I *suck* at paper craft.  That's my only reservation.  Sigh.

I've never made any kind of scrapbook either-I tend to not do so well with intricate paper things, but I joined. I think I can manage to put together a nice book, even if it isn't up to seasoned scrapbooker snuff.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 07, 2008 06:34:29 PM
This sounds like so much fun. I don't know which of my stuffies to send though ... they all are pretty excited about the prospect.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 07, 2008 07:14:50 PM
Ok, so I'm on the list, and here is Rincewind, actually on this thread.  He is sulking, because he's afraid the postal service will do something horrible to him, but that's ok, he can't help it.  Eyore says, "Better you than me," and the komodo dragon is not sympathetic either. 



(I am actually excited, though...)  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 07:19:29 PM
I am sure that the PO will be EXTRA nice to your LV while in transit. I wasn't in the last round, but does anyone know if any LV's got eaten by the PO???


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 07, 2008 07:24:21 PM
I am sure that the PO will be EXTRA nice to your LV while in transit. I wasn't in the last round, but does anyone know if any LV's got eaten by the PO???

You can go ahead and try to tell him that.  :D  He's just paranoid. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 07, 2008 09:26:09 PM
I really want to join but I haveto wait for feedback on my first swap.

Paco the cow really wants to explore new places.  He told me he wants a tatto of something "manly"  so Toby the turtle doesn't hit on him. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 07, 2008 09:57:59 PM
I hope your package gets to its partner ASAP! We would love to have Paco join in on the  traveling fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 07, 2008 10:09:14 PM
I'm making progress on my LV!  Hopefully I'll be able to debut him in the next couple of days!  YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 07, 2008 10:33:20 PM
Today I finished my LV! (That is, if I am approved once I submit my questionnaire) She is a mouse mini poppet, about 9 1/2 inches tall.
She is still unnamed, but I will post it once she has told me.



Would anyone like to host her?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 08, 2008 03:46:31 AM
I am still considering this swap, but I *suck* at paper craft.  That's my only reservation.  Sigh.

me too!  ;D

I'm trying to embrace my suckiness and hoping I'll feel like a 5 yr old again  :D  I'm hoping it'll turn out "quaint" rather than "rubbish"  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 08, 2008 07:48:04 AM
Today I finished my LV! (That is, if I am approved once I submit my questionnaire) She is a mouse mini poppet, about 9 1/2 inches tall.
She is still unnamed, but I will post it once she has told me.

Would anyone like to host her?

She's adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 08, 2008 08:06:52 AM
Today I finished my LV! (That is, if I am approved once I submit my questionnaire) She is a mouse mini poppet, about 9 1/2 inches tall.
She is still unnamed, but I will post it once she has told me.

Would anyone like to host her?

She's adorable!

Thanks so much! I forgot to say, but I love the fairy you posted a little while ago.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 08, 2008 08:52:37 AM
Wow I love everyone's LVs so far, and I would like to introduce to everyone Sprocket's Ellie (my LV).  First of all I need to apologise to Ellie because she is a she, and in the questionnaire I referred to her as a him, so Ellie I am sorry.
Anyways with out further ado, I present Ellie.  She was adopted for us through WWF by my Mom, and not long after we got her, Sprocket (who you will see in the pics) claimed her as his own little friend.

Here's Ellie.



She is very excited at the prospect of travelling, and wanted to look at all the prospective options.



And finally Sprocket is getting sad that his friend is leaving, so he's getting in lots of hugs before Ellie leaves.     




We can't wait for the adventure to begin (I'm not sure who's more excited, me, Ellie, Sprocket, or my husband).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 08, 2008 08:53:06 AM
The mini mouse is adorable indeed!  What about Angelica?

Ellie is soo cute!!! 

Man, I can't wait to host another Lv!  I need to start making a list as to where to go. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RaeRaggs on April 08, 2008 09:04:45 AM
This is going to be so much fun!  I need to get writing my bio and then send in my questionaire.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 08, 2008 09:32:24 AM
Ellie is adorable!  And so cute that Sprocket is going to miss her!  My Beatrix is kind of the captain of all my stuffed animals, so I'm sure they'll be sad to be leaderless for awhile!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 08, 2008 11:31:06 AM
Sprocket and Ellie are adorable together! They make a lovely pair of friends.

Heehee! More pictures in pictures!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 08, 2008 03:54:54 PM
Yay! I'm in. :)

Here's my LV, Blossom. She is very friendly, but a little shy at first. Here she is looking at the other LVs.


And here's a close up.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 08, 2008 03:58:43 PM
Awww, Blossom is adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 08, 2008 04:04:54 PM
Blossom is so cute!!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 08, 2008 04:34:13 PM
Wow I love everyone's LVs so far, and I would like to introduce to everyone Sprocket's Ellie (my LV).  First of all I need to apologise to Ellie because she is a she, and in the questionnaire I referred to her as a him, so Ellie I am sorry.
Anyways with out further ado, I present Ellie.  She was adopted for us through WWF by my Mom, and not long after we got her, Sprocket (who you will see in the pics) claimed her as his own little friend.

Here's Ellie.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Ellie.jpg

She is very excited at the prospect of travelling, and wanted to look at all the prospective options.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/Ellie_web_surfing.jpg

And finally Sprocket is getting sad that his friend is leaving, so he's getting in lots of hugs before Ellie leaves.    https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/sprocket_and_ellie.jpg

We can't wait for the adventure to begin (I'm not sure who's more excited, me, Ellie, Sprocket, or my husband).

Ellie is so cute!! If she ends up staying with me we're going to have to come up with some nicknames - we already have 2 Ellie's!! ONe of them also an elephant :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 08, 2008 04:36:56 PM
curly: did you make Blossom or is she a store bought lovely?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 08, 2008 05:30:08 PM
She's store-bought ... I wish I could make such a cute stuffie!

I can't remember where I got her or when I got her ... I think she may have been a garage sale adoptee. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: catpants on April 08, 2008 10:11:34 PM
argh! i thought i had replied to this thread and that it was just eerily quiet.. then i realized that i hadn't and had to come find it!

my LV, gina, is getting excited about her trip! she already has her suitcases packed :)  i'm going to see if i can find a picture of her now..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 08, 2008 10:14:10 PM
She's store-bought ... I wish I could make such a cute stuffie!

I can't remember where I got her or when I got her ... I think she may have been a garage sale adoptee. :)

She is pretty darn cute. Even mr.kishcrafts said "AWWW" when he saw her. :)





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: catpants on April 08, 2008 10:21:29 PM
finally found a pic!

here's gina (right -- made by dragonsmuse) with her friend eugene (a narwhal made by how_german, who came to visit last year):


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 08, 2008 10:23:52 PM
awww Gina is super duper cute!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 09, 2008 06:53:31 AM
i am really eager to see who is coming to visit me in new york city!! woo hoo!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 09, 2008 07:22:29 AM
i am really eager to see who is coming to visit me in new york city!! woo hoo!

oo! i will i will! i <3 new york..  i wonder if i can fit in a box?  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 09, 2008 08:33:56 AM
ha! i'll have to see if we have room for a human sized LV!

any LV visiting me in NYC will be here at the best time: the beginning of Spring! She or he will get to spend plenty of time in Central Park!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Wildfyre on April 09, 2008 09:14:54 AM
5 more days seems so long to wait! I'm dying to find out who my partner is and get started. I've already been spotting good photo opportunities in the area  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 09, 2008 09:29:12 AM
You're not the only one wildfyre! Me and Estrella are so excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 09, 2008 09:50:13 AM
I just sent my info in...

I'll post a picture of my lovely LV when I get home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 09, 2008 10:27:12 AM
I just sent in my info. I am so excited.  Paco wants to leave pronto.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 09, 2008 10:27:57 AM
COR and I are so excited that we decided to sneak him into the RedSox's game yesterday so I could get practice taking pictures with a LV.

I didn't do too bad with the close up ones, but I'm going to have to work on my photography skills of how to focus on both the small LV in the front and the scene in the back - That's COR, the blur in the bottom left corner of the shot of Fenway.






Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 09, 2008 10:31:35 AM
COR looks very happy :)
Did his favourite team win?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 09, 2008 11:18:24 AM
5 more days seems so long to wait! I'm dying to find out who my partner is and get started. I've already been spotting good photo opportunities in the area  ;D

I know! Isn't it so funny how you look at things/places differently when you are thinking of LV photo ops?

I love all the LV ... they are all adorable. Blossom is so excited about her trip and blushed from all the kind words about her.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 09, 2008 11:36:32 AM
Yes Bonbabbu - we were both very happy - the home team won!  I'm sure it was because COR brought them lots of luck!  Go Sox's!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 09, 2008 11:43:35 AM
i love COR!  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 09, 2008 02:34:32 PM
Oh, I want COR!  Please give him to me!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 09, 2008 02:36:52 PM
COR has a fan club. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 09, 2008 04:14:32 PM
The LV coming to me will get to explore DisneyWorld and possibly behind the scenes stuff there (so long as I don't get caught with a camera backstage ;))

I gave Rainy (my fairy LV) a face and makeshift clothes.  I'll post a new pic of her in a few (I misplaced the memory card :'()


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 09, 2008 05:16:13 PM
The LV coming to me will get to explore DisneyWorld and possibly behind the scenes stuff there (so long as I don't get caught with a camera backstage ;))

I gave Rainy (my fairy LV) a face and makeshift clothes.  I'll post a new pic of her in a few (I misplaced the memory card :'()
Oh, I'm so jealous! I love DisneyWorld. Even when I worked there, I wasn't allowed backstage at very many places.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 09, 2008 05:22:12 PM
I live work at Magic Kingdom, so to do anything you have to go backstage.  Also, I work delivery services (mostly) so I know the tunnel like the back of my hand  ;D

Found the memory card, uploading pics in a sec


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 09, 2008 05:53:53 PM
Gus would LOVE Disneyland!! He's never been there before. Actually he's only been out of the house once before. He's going to be in for a bit of a shock whereever he goes!
He'll probably be mad at me for not showing him the world outside earlier... :-\


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 09, 2008 05:54:20 PM
FicklePegasus
I'm going to take my LV on a vacation to WDW in May! Maybe I'll see you there?!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 09, 2008 06:05:29 PM
I gave Rainy her own topic.  There are new pics of her outfit and face there.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239266.0

FicklePegasus
I'm going to take my LV on a vacation to WDW in May! Maybe I'll see you there?!

That would be so cool!  We could have pics of both meeting eachother!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 09, 2008 06:10:55 PM
Rainy was beautiful in her naked glory but she looks so much prettier with a face and clothes. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 09, 2008 06:21:44 PM
Aww! I love Rainy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 09, 2008 06:22:13 PM
Thank you  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Oops Creations on April 09, 2008 06:56:24 PM
Oh I just finalized plans for a trip to Washington DC--- hurray, but the sad news is I leave 4 days after partners are posted ((the evening of the 17th))

My prospective little visitor better be speedy or they will miss a chance to go to the spy museum.....and get fake mustaches, because that the highlight of the spy museum....

likewise Prof. Linus is flapping his little penguin wings waiting for a chance to go off on a new adventure.

looking forward to the 14th


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Huff on April 09, 2008 07:48:49 PM
Now that my computer is co-operating again I can get my pics in here!  Mawson and I have signed up!  He can't wait to leave and I can't wait to have a LV come to Australia to visit!  Anyone interested in a trip Down Under?

Here's Mawson


And his little buddy helping him look at all the wonderful LVs!


We're very excited about this trip!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 09, 2008 08:00:08 PM
Now that my computer is co-operating again I can get my pics in here!  Mawson and I have signed up!  He can't wait to leave and I can't wait to have a LV come to Australia to visit!  Anyone interested in a trip Down Under?

Mawson is adorable. I wish that Gus could come and visit you (he misses australia!!) but he requested that he go somewhere else since he is an Australian - just living in the USA


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 09, 2008 08:04:46 PM
Now that my computer is co-operating again I can get my pics in here!  Mawson and I have signed up!  He can't wait to leave and I can't wait to have a LV come to Australia to visit!  Anyone interested in a trip Down Under?

I love Mawson! My LV poppet would love to visit you in Australia! Mawson is more than welcome here in California!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 10, 2008 06:50:21 AM
I gave Rainy her own topic.  There are new pics of her outfit and face there.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239266.0

FicklePegasus
I'm going to take my LV on a vacation to WDW in May! Maybe I'll see you there?!

That would be so cool!  We could have pics of both meeting eachother!

That would be awesome! I know we'll be in MK on the 19th (we're eating at Liberty Tree Tavern).


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 10, 2008 06:55:02 AM
I am 99% sure I'll be working that day (tue and wed are my off days)  But I'm sure we could meet up before or after my shift (or even during my lunch if I'm in DS that day)  We can go over details closer to the date  ;D  This'll be freaking cool lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 10, 2008 07:12:27 AM
I am 99% sure I'll be working that day (tue and wed are my off days)  But I'm sure we could meet up before or after my shift (or even during my lunch if I'm in DS that day)  We can go over details closer to the date  ;D  This'll be freaking cool lol
We'll be there for 6 days and no doubt will end up at MK again other than just that first day. We'll definitely figure something out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RaeRaggs on April 10, 2008 08:59:45 AM
Here's my LV.  He likes thunderstorms.  He got to watch the lightening last night. His name is Martin but he wants a stage name to go by.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 10, 2008 09:07:09 AM

I love him! He's great, i love storms too!  ;D

How about the stage name 'Crafty Rocker' ? or 'twang'? lol  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 10, 2008 10:05:58 AM
Martin is fabulous.  How about just CRAFT for a name!  All the best rock stars go by just one name - or maybe he could be a symbol like Prince, but the symbol could be a cross between a guitar and a pair of scissors. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 10, 2008 11:14:12 AM
All the best rock stars go by just one name - or maybe he could be a symbol like Prince, but the symbol could be a cross between a guitar and a pair of scissors. :)
OMG! I just about died!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 10, 2008 11:14:49 AM
Trevor and I are still here btw, just lurking lots and watching all the new LVs joining  ;D

We're also having luggage issues... *curses, lots*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 10, 2008 11:17:08 AM
Trevor and I are still here btw, just lurking lots and watching all the new LVs joining  ;D

We're also having luggage issues... *curses, lots*

Problems with the rollin' suitcase?

Madeleine insists at packing at the last possible moment... reminds me of someone else I know :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 10, 2008 12:22:43 PM
So this may be a really stupid question... but what do people send with their LVs in the way of "luggage"?  Or is all the luggage talk just for fun? 

Sorry I'm just a little slow on the uptake...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 10, 2008 12:27:36 PM
I am planning on packing my LV's contract, passport and bio and his/her luggage.

Extras in the luggage will be small gifts for his/her host family. (candy, tea/coffee, etc) My LV is a thoughtful guest! :P

Remember, you don't want to pack TOO much stuff with your LV because unless you specify, it will all be returned when your LV gets sent back home. And you don't want to add to the postage costs that your partner will already have.

I highly recommend you discuss, any extra stuff you will be sending in your LV's luggage, with your partner.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 10, 2008 01:28:14 PM
Koalascout and I with grandson have been on spring break........OOOOOOOO the picture we got of Mel visiting. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: JennyBear on April 10, 2008 01:57:02 PM
Woo hoo! just signed up.

Here's a photo of Amigito (little buddy) enjoying a yummy jam-filled cookie (his favorite).

in Chicago:

He's been stuck at home for many months and is really looking forward to seeing a new town.

(man... i really want a cookie now...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 10, 2008 01:58:05 PM
what kind of material is Amigito made from? He is adorable!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: nataluna on April 10, 2008 02:04:48 PM
sorry to bust out the spanish teacher mode again, but... "amiguito" needs a U in there.

i know it looks funny but that's really how it's spelled (for phonetic reasons).

</spanish teacher mode>

PS: he is adorable... and precioso!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: JennyBear on April 10, 2008 02:34:18 PM
Thanks nataluna! :D
Yeah... i should probably spell his name correctly...his name tho, much like Amigito himself, is a little off.   ;D

I added another photo so you can better tell what he's made of.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 10, 2008 02:46:08 PM
<3 his arms and legs!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FruityLoops on April 10, 2008 02:58:18 PM
Awwww Amigito is looooverly!!!  ;D

sorry to bust out the spanish teacher mode again, but... "amiguito" needs a U in there.
i know it looks funny but that's really how it's spelled (for phonetic reasons).
</spanish teacher mode>
T he he, lots of my toys choose to spell their names 'wrong' just to be unique, no matter what I say! :D  In fact we just named our car Aniseed (yes it doesn't stop with toys, both our cars are named and obviously have personalities...) and she insisted that it be spelt Anacede instead, lol.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FruityLoops on April 10, 2008 02:59:30 PM
P.S. Wow, 35 peeps signed up so far!!!!!  :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 10, 2008 03:06:58 PM
Problems with the rollin' suitcase?

yeah... the wheels mum sent have quite a small (fixed) axle, and I don't happen to have a welder  ;D  I think a new plan is needed!  Such a shame, they're lovely "pull back and let go" wheels too!

I am planning on packing my LV's contract, passport and bio and his/her luggage.

Extras in the luggage will be small gifts for his/her host family. (candy, tea/coffee, etc) My LV is a thoughtful guest! :P

Same here, specially as I've just found out you guys (US) don't get Kinder eggs!!! I just happen to have a stash of "nice edibles to send with swaps" so a couple of things will get thrown in along with the passport, contract and bio :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 10, 2008 03:23:07 PM
Same here, specially as I've just found out you guys (US) don't get Kinder eggs!!! I just happen to have a stash of "nice edibles to send with swaps" so a couple of things will get thrown in along with the passport, contract and bio :)

Ooh you rebel!!!  Careful they'll get the sniffer dogs out, according to the US peeps when I did the chocoholics swap it's contraband material over there due to the fact it contains "chocolate AND a toy" :o  Mind someone did see that as a challenge and sent one anyways and it got through fine :D  I imagine Kinder Bueno is ok though, and scrummmmmlicious!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 10, 2008 03:26:14 PM
yes, if you are shipping internationally, I would rethink sending FOOD/CANDY/ETC. I know that most of the time that stuff will make it through customs ok, but i would hate for anyone to lose their LV because customs confiscated it. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: nataluna on April 10, 2008 06:26:25 PM
oh well, spelling corrections from someone who refuses to use capitals most days, should probably be taken with a grain of salt.  ;D ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 11, 2008 02:32:20 AM
If you really want to send candy or food you can always send your LV in 1 package and the food/candy/... in another package , that way you're sure that the LV gets through customs fine + it's always fun to get an extra package you didn't expect.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 11, 2008 02:49:08 AM
I like the 2 package idea, the candy one doesnt have to be big! Obviously now i MUST try and get a kinder egg to my partner (when i get one!)  ;)

Oh i just sent some candy to someone in NZ and it got through ok and they are notorious for conviscating things! Yay me!!  :D

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Kishcrafts for organising this swap (and me!) for us! THANK YOU!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (SignUps 3/31- 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 11, 2008 03:02:16 AM
yes, if you are shipping internationally, I would rethink sending FOOD/CANDY/ETC. I know that most of the time that stuff will make it through customs ok, but i would hate for anyone to lose their LV because customs confiscated it. :(
Ooh you rebel!!!  Careful they'll get the sniffer dogs out, according to the US peeps when I did the chocoholics swap it's contraband material over there due to the fact it contains "chocolate AND a toy" :o  Mind someone did see that as a challenge and sent one anyways and it got through fine :D  I imagine Kinder Bueno is ok though, and scrummmmmlicious!

I wonder if I separate the choc and the toy if it'd then become legal...  I'm sure I'll work something out that's ok with customs :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 11, 2008 03:18:27 AM

That could work, but on the other hand how do they know there is a kinder egg in there if you dont write it on the customs form?!  ;) They probably got more important things to think about than wheather some english rebel sent chocolate AND a toy!! lol  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 11, 2008 05:13:53 AM
The wait, the wait - The suspense is killing me!  I want to know who my swap partner will be!   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: nataluna on April 11, 2008 06:09:12 AM
sniffer dogs usually can't sniff through ziploc bags.
this is what we used to get saussages out of Spain.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: thanate on April 11, 2008 06:41:21 AM
I'm fairly sure it's the *sale* of kinder eggs that's illegal in the US, not just possession.  There are places that will ship them into the US if you buy them online, although the ones I've seen are hugely expensive and only offer them in bulk.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 11, 2008 07:06:59 AM
I discovered Kindereggs when I was in Toronto a few yreas ago (OMG...I just realized it was almost 10 yrs ago :o)  A friend of mine (from Canada) had told me about them, so we (my 2 neices and a cousin) went looking for them while we were visiting.  Luckily there was a candy store down the street from the hotel!  I ended up buying a whole box before we left!  I don't think I have any of the toys around anymore :'( 

I think thanate is right, it's just the sale of the eggs thats illegal.  Apparently AMerican parents/kids are too stupid to separate the toy from the chocolate and we'd choke to death ::)  We have something similar (wonderball?), it's chocolate with candy inside (and a sticker, I think)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 11, 2008 08:17:58 AM

My BF's mummy LOVES coffeecrisp chocolate bar but we havnt been able to get them for about 40years! (how long is that to crave something!) but as mentioned earlier you have to pay a huge amount in postage! Damn!!   >:(

I think it is just selling them in USA thats a problem, not owning them, good detective work craftsters!!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: tracey87 on April 11, 2008 09:58:16 AM
There was a time when wonder balls used to have a toy inside...then they changed it to candy.  The candy I most enjoyed during my trips to Canada were Aero bars... I hadn't seen them for years in the US until I noticed some the other week in my local grocery store.  It cost a dollar but it was worth it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FruityLoops on April 11, 2008 10:35:23 AM
My BF's mummy LOVES coffeecrisp chocolate bar but we havnt been able to get them for about 40years! (how long is that to crave something!) but as mentioned earlier you have to pay a huge amount in postage! Damn!!   >:(

Oh maaaaan I sooo love coffee crisps too :D I stock up on loads of them whenever we go to Canada but we haven't been for nearly 1 1/2 years now and the ones I bought barely lasted a month! :(  I know there's a couple of places online that sell them over here in the UK, they are rather pricey but I suppose not as pricey as specifically going to Canada to buy some!!

That could work, but on the other hand how do they know there is a kinder egg in there if you dont write it on the customs form?!  ;) They probably got more important things to think about than wheather some english rebel sent chocolate AND a toy!! lol  :D

On the chocoholics swap we decided they must have a sniffer dog purely for Kinder Eggs :D 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: talyra on April 11, 2008 12:21:06 PM
Illegal... to sell Kinder Eggs... WTF?!?!?!?! I thought Health and Safety regs in THIS country were loony. That puts kinder eggs on a par with soft drugs. Weeeird.

It's not even like you could choke on them if you bit them, they come with the little toy inside a plastic egg thing, and you'd have to shove the whole thing in your gob at once to choke on that. They don't even shatter if you bite them - I know this because I have, on occasion, used my teeth to pop the things open when I couldn't do it with my hands.

I am totally sending one in my package now. And not declaring it. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: JadedJenn on April 11, 2008 12:40:39 PM
This swap sounds like so much fun! I just sent in my questionnaire. I bought a cute dragon plushie today at Goodwill.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 11, 2008 01:05:38 PM
YAY!!!!!  I'm so glad you joined.  JadedJenn is my best friend.  Are LVs will get to meet each other and go on adventures together.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 11, 2008 01:19:10 PM
I want to try all the candy you guys are talking about! I'm very sheltered in the candy arena. ::) :P

Anyone know if you can send bubble tea into the US? I'd love to try that, too!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 11, 2008 01:52:08 PM
Illegal... to sell Kinder Eggs... WTF?!?!?!?! I thought Health and Safety regs in THIS country were loony. That puts kinder eggs on a par with soft drugs. Weeeird.

It's not even like you could choke on them if you bit them, they come with the little toy inside a plastic egg thing, and you'd have to shove the whole thing in your gob at once to choke on that. They don't even shatter if you bite them - I know this because I have, on occasion, used my teeth to pop the things open when I couldn't do it with my hands.

I am totally sending one in my package now. And not declaring it. :P

Woohoo, let's all send Kinder Eggs!!!!  ;D  Ooh and smarties, they don't get smarties in the US either (not that they would be illegal mind), though I recall someone saying that they have sweets called smarties but they are like our refreshers  :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 11, 2008 03:05:15 PM

Ok cool. i'm up for sending a kinder egg and some smarties to my partner if they dont have them!  ;D

I dont know what bubble tea is but i think tea and stuff is ok, i think (dont quote me on this!!) its only meat and dairy stuff that is not ok. I pretty much send anything!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: thanate on April 11, 2008 03:14:44 PM
Anyone know if you can send bubble tea into the US? I'd love to try that, too!

If you mean the mix powders and tapioca pearls for bubble tea, you can mail order them from a number of places (I think it was bobadirect.com that had the best prices when I was last looking) but there are also places that serve bubble tea in a lot of metropolitan areas around the US.  (I know a couple of the malls in the DC area have smoothie carts that also do bubble tea, among other things)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 11, 2008 03:41:39 PM
Did a bit of research on the US Customs and Border Protection website...

Question: Sending store bought foods (i.e. chocolates, candies, canned goods etc.) as gifts to the U.S.
Answer: If you are a private individual who wishes to send beverage and food items to the U.S., you should be aware that some items are highly restricted, particularly food items with meat products, including soup mixes, bullion, sausages, tinned meats, etc., and fresh produce. As a general rule, candies, condiments, spices, coffee and teas that are commercially packaged are generally ok, however teas or spices, etc. are subject to inspection and if they are found to have insects, they may be seized and destroyed

USPS website. Conditions for mailing
here is the link for ALL countries.
http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/immctry.htm



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 11, 2008 03:55:33 PM
I'm finishing up my questionnaire now, but I yesterday I took some better pictures of my LV and I thought I should post them!

She has decided her name is Clara.  :)


Enjoying the sun.


With her poppet sisters Nadya and Rosie. The small pink one (Rosie) was made by Nezbutt and is what inspired me to make a mini!


Meeting the puppy.


I think its a mouse thing.  ::)

Now I'm off to finish that questionnaire!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 11, 2008 03:59:14 PM
Anyone know if you can send bubble tea into the US? I'd love to try that, too!

If you mean the mix powders and tapioca pearls for bubble tea, you can mail order them from a number of places (I think it was bobadirect.com that had the best prices when I was last looking) but there are also places that serve bubble tea in a lot of metropolitan areas around the US.  (I know a couple of the malls in the DC area have smoothie carts that also do bubble tea, among other things)

Okay, thanks! I don't live near a metro area, but it's good to know I could order some online. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 11, 2008 06:02:22 PM
We sell bubble tea here @ Disney and I've been tempted to buy it (Mulan is on the tin and she's my fav "princess").  What is buble tea? (meaning- Does it taste like tea, or is it like chai and is only called tea but doesn't taste anything like tea?)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 11, 2008 07:45:14 PM
Oooh...all this talk of fun egg chocolate and stuff sounds so yummy!

This swap sounds like so much fun! I just sent in my questionnaire. I bought a cute dragon plushie today at Goodwill.  ;D

I love dragons. Can you post a pic? (I never find good toys at Goodwill.)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 11, 2008 07:54:28 PM
We sell bubble tea here @ Disney and I've been tempted to buy it (Mulan is on the tin and she's my fav "princess").  What is buble tea? (meaning- Does it taste like tea, or is it like chai and is only called tea but doesn't taste anything like tea?)

I don't know. I want to try it! ;) ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: Wildfyre on April 11, 2008 08:36:57 PM
Is anyone having second thoughts about the LV they chose? I'm worried mine won't be very poseable for pictures etc..

By the way, there are so many adorable LV's! I love Gus, he's so cute! I can't wait for the swap to start... only 3 more days!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 11, 2008 08:38:00 PM
I think a lot of ours are not poseable, but eh, thats ok!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: JadedJenn on April 11, 2008 08:44:44 PM
Here is Rhaegal! I just got him today. He is very excited to go on a grand adventure!

Here he is with my cat, Crash. "Get out of our cave!"

My dog, Brady, thinks that Rhaegal is very tasty!

Clearly our other dog, Maggie, does not agree.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: Wildfyre on April 11, 2008 08:52:41 PM
Rhaegal is awesome! I love dragons! Your dogs and cat are adorable too  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 11, 2008 09:01:56 PM
Rhaegal look like he has a bit of a "tude! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 11, 2008 09:19:58 PM
Is anyone having second thoughts about the LV they chose? I'm worried mine won't be very poseable for pictures etc..

Me! I'm wondering if there's not someone else just around the corner that's perfect. ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 11, 2008 09:21:47 PM
If you do decide to send another LV different from the one described in your questionnaire, you have until the 14th to send me and FlowerWitch then new questionnaire with the new LV


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 11, 2008 09:22:42 PM
Okay, thanks Kish!

I'm trying really hard NOT to do that. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: bigfatroses on April 11, 2008 09:48:53 PM
If you do decide to send another LV different from the one described in your questionnaire, you have until the 14th to send me and FlowerWitch then new questionnaire with the new LV

Good to know!  My LV is having a bad hair, legs, and arms day...  I'm not quite sure he's redy for his super hero debut.  :-\  Who would have thought that an emo super hero would be this complicated?!?!?   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: JadedJenn on April 11, 2008 10:03:06 PM
Rhaegal is awesome! I love dragons! Your dogs and cat are adorable too  :)

Thank you!

Rhaegal look like he has a bit of a "tude! :)

His attitude makes up for his size.  ;)




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 12, 2008 08:01:46 AM
The picture of Rhaegal and Crash is so cute.  Crash looks very stealthy, and Rhaegal looks like he is excited to attack something. :)


Is anyone having second thoughts about the LV they chose? I'm worried mine won't be very poseable for pictures etc..



I'm not having second thoughts about sending Paco but my fiance is.  He had a bad dream that Paco got chopped up and eaten.  So please don't flake on me or chop Paco up.  My fiance would be heart broken.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on April 12, 2008 10:56:51 AM
Here is Johann the bear (he finally got his arms attached):


His arms and legs are very thin and his paws look like hooves, but don't tell him! He would be very upset! He is a very nice bear, just not the most beautiful.  :)

Here he is checking out the other LVs:


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: talyra on April 12, 2008 12:10:00 PM
Who would have thought that an emo super hero would be this complicated?!?!?   :D

I thought the point of being emo was to be complicated... ;)

I love all the LVs that have been posted lately. SO looking forward to getting partners.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 12, 2008 03:50:08 PM
Ok, well, I had to decide upon a different LV to participate since my original plan wasn't working out so well....   :-\  But, I think my new LV is a better choice, as he's seen his share of travel! 

Everyone, I'd like to introduce you to Major Grizzly!



 :D

And here he is checking out a new love interest!  LOL!



He'd better get his uniform cleaned so he can impress her!   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 12, 2008 05:43:12 PM

I'm not having second thoughts about sending Paco but my fiance is.  He had a bad dream that Paco got chopped up and eaten.  So please don't flake on me or chop Paco up.  My fiance would be heart broken.

Damn, I was just thinking about how much fun it wold be for my LV to get chopped up and eaten...I guess I better tone that down.  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: beckashell on April 12, 2008 06:31:30 PM
Is anyone having second thoughts about the LV they chose? I'm worried mine won't be very poseable for pictures etc..

By the way, there are so many adorable LV's! I love Gus, he's so cute! I can't wait for the swap to start... only 3 more days!

Wildfyre: i think your LV is adorable!!
also Gus says Thank you for the nice comment.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: rira on April 12, 2008 09:49:17 PM
SWEET! miri and I are IN! (well, we sent in the form...)

I'll have to take some more pics of her tomorrow and put up.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 13, 2008 10:47:48 AM
Pucca is being camera shy.  I finally get her to take a couple of pictures...and my camera doesn't want to work...and then we get booted off the computer...so, we're going to do a mini photo shoot, now that I've got my camera working again...I have to find her first...she's gone off hiding again.

Pucca is the youngest sibling of my daughter's monkey joe collection.  I am going to try and take the family photo tonight too...that's if Monkey Joe will come away from my daughter long enough.  Sierra named him that after her first play day at Monkey Joe's...

So, be on the look out for pictures of a little purple monkey.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 13, 2008 11:07:13 AM
Here is Paco taking a ride in my scanner. (he said that it tickled)




I will get better pictures of him tomorrow when I go to my grandparents.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: beckashell on April 13, 2008 12:09:50 PM
All the LV's look so adorable :) I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the few that haven't been posted yet.

I can't believe that we find out our partners tomorrow! Gus keeps reminding me that i'm going to have to clean my room before a visitor comes. He should talk. He's the one that eats his dinner in the bedroom.
  (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=124224)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 12:15:02 PM
ORGANIZATIONAL POSTING!!!!

I am trying to pair up Oops Creations with a partner TODAY.  She is going on a vacation on the 17th and would like to take her LV with her if possible. I am looking for a USA participant, the Professor lives in MA, so we are looking to send him somewhere on the West coast or at least a bit away from home. You would be required to send out your LV TOMORROW (4/14) by PRIORITY MAIL so it gets there by the 17th. Does anyone want to host Professor Linus? You could send out your LV tomorrow and send out the contact/BIO at a later date, if that helps. Please send me a PM. Thank you!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: beckashell on April 13, 2008 12:59:02 PM
ORGANIZATIONAL POSTING!!!!

I am trying to pair up Oops Creations with a partner TODAY.  She is going on a vacation on the 17th and would like to take her LV with her if possible. I am looking for a USA participant. You would be required to send out your LV TOMORROW (4/14) by PRIORITY MAIL so it gets there by the 17th. Does anyone want to host Professor Linus? You could send out your LV tomorrow and send out the contact/BIO at a later date, if that helps. Please send me a PM. Thank you!


Hi. Gus would love to visit with Oops Creations.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 01:06:24 PM
thanks becks, but we were hoping to get the Professor to somewhere a little further away from home. :)

i edited the original post to include that the Professor lives in MA, so if we could get him to the West Coast or at least a bit away from home would be preferred. Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: rira on April 13, 2008 01:06:52 PM
wahoo we're in.

miri was getting pretty anxious...I'd started sleeping with one eye on her, anyway, as a reresher -> here she is..

showing why we cant stick to a diet in this house:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=124251)

snooping in my purse: (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=124250)

trying to decide what luggage to take:


and finally, the money shot  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 13, 2008 01:34:10 PM
Kishcrafts I just sent in my questionnaire and if I am approved, I would be happy to host Professor Linus.
I'm in California, so its far away from home! Clara is anxious to travel and would happily leave tomorrow.

Let me know.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: Oops Creations on April 13, 2008 03:25:59 PM
Thanks so much for making this happen.  I'm so exicted that a little vistor can join me for my upcoming vacation.

I'll take good care of your little poppet Violette

Thanks : )


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 04:24:09 PM
thanks voilette28 for offering to be Oops' partner. glad we got it all squared away Oops!

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 13, 2008 05:35:41 PM
oops, almost forgot to sign up  ::) thanks flowerwitch for reminding me.
Youve all met Aroha but Ill post her again

shes not very big in size but shes still big on adventure


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: ckchan on April 13, 2008 05:55:27 PM
I can't wait for this swap to begin!  Yay!  I really need to get working on the stuff to send with my LV.

So many LVs signed up since this weekend.  I'd love to host any of them.  All so cute!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 06:03:29 PM

I can't believe that we find out our partners tomorrow!

Actually you will all have your partners on the 15th! sign ups END tomorrow and then I spend all night getting partners together! ha! You will all have your partners by 8PM my time (California) on the 15th. :)

Just a little bit longer......


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: beckashell on April 13, 2008 06:09:35 PM

I can't believe that we find out our partners tomorrow!

Actually you will all have your partners on the 15th! sign ups END tomorrow and then I spend all night getting partners together! ha! You will all have your partners by 8PM my time (California) on the 15th. :)

Just a little bit longer......


making me wait a whole extra day!?!!  ;)

thanks for organising this kishcrafts


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ghilie on April 13, 2008 07:04:59 PM
Well, I did it.  I'm in.



Guster Tittyfish watches you from the foliage.  (He's not too bright.  If he was, he'd realize he's not doing a good job of concealment.)

This is my first pic on my new camera.  It kinda sucks because I don't know how to use it yet.  The color is always off.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: rira on April 13, 2008 08:17:20 PM
yayyy ghilie!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 08:22:20 PM
making me wait a whole extra day!?!!  ;)

LOL Oh the TORTURE! :P

I am very happy to be organizing this swap! it is going to be a blast!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 13, 2008 08:24:53 PM
I am very happy to be organizing this swap! it is going to be a blast!

Oh it sure is! ;D  I can't wait.

Oh, er... I'm still pondering whom to send. Do I have through tomorrow to decide and send the info? If not, that's okay. It'll take the decision out of my hands. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 13, 2008 08:28:49 PM
DIYho lol, just go eeny meeny miny mo  :D thr one that doesnt go this time can go next time  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 08:29:51 PM
I am very happy to be organizing this swap! it is going to be a blast!

Oh it sure is! ;D  I can't wait.

Oh, er... I'm still pondering whom to send. Do I have through tomorrow to decide and send the info? If not, that's okay. It'll take the decision out of my hands. :P

You have until 3PM my time (CALIFORNIA) to get me a revised questionnaire!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Sign Ups until 4/14;SendOuts April 19 & June 21
Post by: DIY ho on April 13, 2008 08:36:13 PM
You have until 3PM my time (CALIFORNIA) to get me a revised questionnaire!!

Okay, thanks. I feel odd being so indecisive over a stuffy. :P ::) ;D

DIYho lol, just go eeny meeny miny mo  :D thr one that doesnt go this time can go next time  ;D

I just don't want to send someone too small, or hard to pose. I don't own very many stuffies. Fiona, the one I've posted a pic of, has a tendency to flop over! :-\  I guess it'd be kind of funny to have a scrapbook of her laying around in various places. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: catpants on April 13, 2008 09:57:18 PM
my stuffy is teeny and hard to pose.  but, she's easy to carry around.  and i don't really care if pictures of her are kind of silly looking... ;)

last time i did this swap, my partner made a little narwhal to send.  he was SUPER hard to pose -- he always looked like he was pointing at things!  but it made for some pretty funny pictures;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: kishcrafts on April 13, 2008 10:03:20 PM
I think 85% of the LV's are not going to be poseable. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: DIY ho on April 13, 2008 10:03:33 PM
my stuffy is teeny and hard to pose.  but, she's easy to carry around.  and i don't really care if pictures of her are kind of silly looking... ;)

last time i did this swap, my partner made a little narwhal to send.  he was SUPER hard to pose -- he always looked like he was pointing at things!  but it made for some pretty funny pictures;)

Hee hee! Pointy. ;D  I just keep thinking I might have a new friend right around the corner who would want to go... ::)  It's okay, if I don't find my plushie-soulmate I'll send Fiona. Uh. Don't tell Fiona I said that. :P

I said plushie-soulmate. I crack me up. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 13, 2008 11:40:33 PM
I'm sure whatever LV you choose will be fantastic. Sitting, lying down, or being thrown in the air for that "I'm s happy" action shot!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 14, 2008 06:17:03 AM
Ok!  Finally got my camera back!  We figured better late than never for pics!  And now Miss Beatrix...

Btw, she's a bit insecure about her nose.  She thinks it's too big.  ;) 

Here she is keeping me company while I have dinner:



And here she is getting ready to say goodbye to the apartment and all her friends!



She hopes someone nice will want to take her in!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 06:28:13 AM
I'm sure whatever LV you choose will be fantastic. Sitting, lying down, or being thrown in the air for that "I'm s happy" action shot!

I'm adding 'thrown in the air happy shot' to my list of pic opportunities! :D

And, bethiej78, Breatrix looks so cuddly! Soft and fuzzy. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: bethiej78 on April 14, 2008 06:42:06 AM
And, bethiej78, Breatrix looks so cuddly! Soft and fuzzy. ;)

Thanks, DIY!   She totally loves to cuddle.  She's planning on snuggling with her temporary host or hostess - if they're up for it!  She also loves to take naps (cause it usually involves cuddling!)  :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 14, 2008 07:06:48 AM
In my next life Im coming back as a stuffie  ;D I like naps and I like to cuddle  ;D ;D plus Id get a free holiday every now and then (of course my owner would be a craftster!!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 14, 2008 07:47:13 AM
Awww, Miss Beatrix is adorable!  And tell her that I think her nose is just fine (says the woman that thinks HER own nose is too big!  LOL)!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 14, 2008 08:59:08 AM
Miss Beatrix is soooo cute.  I heard that if you have a big nose then you're extra smart. :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 14, 2008 11:39:03 AM
aww, you guys are so sweet!  pretty soon miss beatrix will have a big head instead of a big nose! ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: JadedJenn on April 14, 2008 11:53:55 AM
I hope the LV that comes to stay with me likes to cuddle and take naps. Those are some of my favorite pastimes!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: moawk on April 14, 2008 12:06:42 PM
I just realized my LV doesn't have a name, any suggestions?
Anyway, here he is my cute little lion. Refusing to pose since I called him cute...



And here he is looking super-cute after I told him girls like cute boys/lions  :P



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 14, 2008 12:27:25 PM
He's adorable!!!  He reminds me of the lion from Madagascar (except cuter).  His name was Alex - maybe yours is an Alex too?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Molliemoo2883 on April 14, 2008 12:48:37 PM
I really wanted to take part in this one but since I have soo much going on I think I have to pass this time around. Have fun everyone!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: talyra on April 14, 2008 01:05:34 PM
I think the lion looks like a Roy, but I've no idea why.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 01:14:48 PM
I love him! I really like that he's a lion with stripes. 8)

I didn't have any name ideas, but after seeing Roy, it made me think Rory... like a pun. I love corny stuff. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSING 4/14 @ 3PM PST;SendOuts April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 14, 2008 01:48:12 PM
I love your cute pouty (I'm not sure I spelt that correctly...) lion. 
I like his attitude.   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 14, 2008 02:12:33 PM
aww, too cute.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 02:27:06 PM
I just sent in my revised LV info. :P  Pics in a bit!

His name is Mango and he is a peng-u-in. That's how he says it. ;)  Oh, and he can really talk! He's gots a squeaker inside his tum-tum! (Yes, I went all toddler-speak on you.)

 :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 14, 2008 03:04:42 PM
I think the name should be something that will grow on you and that has personality. I'm thinking a long full name:

Mr. Night Oberman Jr.

or

Sir. Fettzle Couddlen esq.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 03:09:52 PM
We are officially CLOSED!

*runs off to start partnering LV's with their host families.*

While everyone is waiting patiently for their LV's info, please double check that this swap is in your profile. It should be listed as "in progress". If anything is wrong please PM me ASAP!

I will be breaking our swap into 2 groups. I will have 22 people and FlowerWitch will have the other 22. We will each be updating our own set of participants Sent/Received information in the gallery, BUT you are required to send  ALL questions, sent/received info, DC#'s and anything else to BOTH of us! This is mandatory and I will be a stickler regarding this. If it is not followed it will be noted in your feedback.

I know everyone should know this by now:  if you are swapping within the USA you must send the organizers of this swap a DC# of your swap package. (*MY RULE --->)If you are swapping Internationally I am requiring you to send me a picture/scan of your postal receipt.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 03:16:50 PM
Yay! I can't wait to see who's coming to visit me.

Future partner, this is Mango the penguin. ;)


He's adventurous, but he doesn't like clowns or chickens.




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 14, 2008 03:35:17 PM
Yay!  Major Grizzly is packing his ruck sack and making sure that his uniform looks good for when he gets to his new location!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 14, 2008 04:30:28 PM
wooo, its starting. I really did leave it all to the last minute didnt I? We (myself and my SO) have been planning things to take our LV on, I think hes kind of excited as well (not that he would ever admit it)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 14, 2008 04:42:01 PM
I can't wait to find out who I'm going to host. All the LV's are just so darned adorable! Machida has been going bonkers with excitement about his trip.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 14, 2008 05:02:53 PM
Ok...Pucca took to hiding and won't come out for nothing. I do have a photo of her but my little furry friend that's stepping up is named Poona.

My son named this Red Panda and her name actually means Badminton in Indian.

So, without further ado...Here's Poona.

Her favorite spot is curled up next to my husband




She loves to help make a snack


Here she is with my daughter


and with Monkey joe


and all three...


and now here's Pucca




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 05:04:55 PM
gwenyvarr, I am confused  ??? Which one of the little cuties is traveling?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 14, 2008 05:23:55 PM
The Red Panda - Poona...the one that looks like a red raccoon.  The purple monkey has disappeared.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 14, 2008 05:39:12 PM
I <3 Poona!!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 05:43:40 PM
The Red Panda - Poona...the one that looks like a red raccoon.  The purple monkey has disappeared.

Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 05:50:41 PM
I <3 Poona!!   :D

Me too! Very cute tail rings. ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 14, 2008 06:09:32 PM
lol  :D I bet your partner will be happy to see his pic online. Both your stuffies are cute  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 14, 2008 06:09:57 PM
Has anyone else's LV been acting weird? I think mine is nervous.

First, Hammy tried to pack a suitcase that was WAY too big!




When I told him he didn't need that much stuff, he pouted and started to pig out on all the leftover Easter candy we have.



If he keeps this up, I'll need to get a bigger box to send him in!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 06:22:38 PM
That's so cute! A suitcase roughly 20 times his size--or more. :D

My LV is traveling light, no luggage. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 14, 2008 06:37:21 PM
Has anyone else's LV been acting weird? I think mine is nervous.

Mine is just acting needy... lots of snacks (my husband even brought home Ben and Jerry's for her), favourite stories, and lots of cuddles...

I think she's a little scared of the mail...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 14, 2008 06:46:28 PM
lol, I think mines excited to get away from the cats and the 'kiwifruits' (kiwis with green underwings) I hope who ever gets her doesnt mindcat fluff. There honestly cant be that much fur on one cat!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 14, 2008 07:17:24 PM
I know this was 10 pages or so ago but...

I was told that kinder surprise eggs are a terrorist opportunity. And that the fact that they rattle adn you don't know what is inside of them is a risk. that terrorist could put a mini bomb inside of them. Not the kinda surpprise that you want to receive.

That being said, I have on anumber of occasions sent kinder surprises in my swap packages. So If you'd like some let me know :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 14, 2008 07:34:05 PM
lmao a kindersurprise as a terrorist device? now that would be a surprise!! wow, never thought of them in that way. Theyd get run through the checking device at the airport or where ever anyway wouldnt they? so you could tell what was in them? yikes, never going to look at that little treat the same again.
Still taste good though  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 14, 2008 07:36:45 PM
My Galvin has been acting odd as well...

He keeps thinking that when he travels, he needs to pack like me!

But he doesn't even wear make-up.

Then he was practically glued to my coffee maker, wondering where he'll get his jolt...

and his hello kitty.

In the end, he's just so antsy that he has...

taken to drinking. But that's ok, at least he's a top shelf boy.

It's all good though, he's soo excited!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 14, 2008 07:59:29 PM
Ha! You guys are so cute with the pictures already, I can't wait to see some pics of the shenanigans we're all gonna get into in the next couple of months!

Poor Galvin's going to miss HK coffee? Adorable! On my rough draft of Mango's bio, I've listed his fave foods, and last but not least is a caffeine source! ;) ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 14, 2008 08:46:47 PM
haha...it's ok galvin, if, by chance, you come to NC, you'll it in quite well with both myself and the SO...coffee + liquor...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 14, 2008 08:58:30 PM
After seeing Major Grizzly looking at her picture, Clara told me she needed a new spring/ summer dress (she said the other one was too dark  ::)).
Of course I had to post it here for everyone to see!


Anyway, today I dropped her off at the post office because I was paired up with Oops creations early. She is going on vacation and wanted to take her visitor too.  I volunteered to send Clara out a few days earlier and now she is flying to Massachusetts!
Here she is taking a few last breaths of fresh air!


Yes, I did make her a little bag to take along. And yes, I did embroider her name on it.
Professor Linus better be ready to be spoiled by me with new clothes and accessories when he arrives!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 09:06:49 PM
AWWWW Clara looks so pretty in her new dress!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 14, 2008 09:19:15 PM
AWWWW Clara looks so pretty in her new dress!

Thank you! I think it is more fitting for spring. :)
The weather has been awesome this past week here in California, I've worn shorts for the past few days!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 09:27:45 PM
Thank you! I think it is more fitting for spring. :)
The weather has been awesome this past week here in California, I've worn shorts for the past few days!

It has be BEAUTIFUL out here in California. And in my area, it is supposed to be even warmer later this week. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 14, 2008 09:41:59 PM
Thank you! I think it is more fitting for spring. :)
The weather has been awesome this past week here in California, I've worn shorts for the past few days!

It has be BEAUTIFUL out here in California. And in my area, it is supposed to be even warmer later this week. :)

Same in my city! Where about in California are you? I'm in Santa Rosa, I'm luck to have lived in Sonoma County my whole life!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 14, 2008 10:05:12 PM
I am in the East Bay. :) I used to live in Sebastopol, that was a stones throw away from where you are now. I used to find such awesome crafts in the little stores up north. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 14, 2008 11:02:30 PM
haha...it's ok galvin, if, by chance, you come to NC, you'll it in quite well with both myself and the SO...coffee + liquor...


Oh my goodness! Coffee AND liquor! Galvin loves his hyper-drunk combo meals!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 14, 2008 11:31:45 PM
Finally I have actual pictures of Paco.

Here he is checking the other LVs while listening to Neil Diamond.



Here he is farting in his best friend Chester's face. :D


"I'm hungry, where's the good stuff?"
 


Paco is ready to go.  He is currently giving Toby the turtle the silent treatment, and told me not to take his picture.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 15, 2008 02:55:05 AM
Yea we get to find out who are visitor will be soon.  Can not wait to get started...we are waiting to jump in and get shipped.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Huff on April 15, 2008 03:50:28 AM
I'm so excited!  I think I'm going to have to pack Mawson off in the middle of the night!  My 2 year old has taken to carting him around everywhere he goes.  I'll have to make Mawson a less adventurous brother to stay at home and entertain the toddler while Mawson goes off to see the world!  I'm trying to decide whether he needs some clothes, or if he should just be a natural nude bear. 
Hubby and I are already making plans on all the things we can do while we have our visitor!  We've got a few things on in the next couple of months so it'll be fun to take along a new friend!  I can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 15, 2008 06:14:17 AM

I am super excited!! The Count is nearly ready to go, he is a bit sulky cos its sunny here!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Diesels_Mom on April 15, 2008 07:38:45 AM
omg a hello kitty coffee maker be still my heart.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 15, 2008 08:03:44 AM
COR is so excited that he's packed himself in his suitcase and won't come out!  He is sooo ready to go visit!  Oh yes, he said to tell Paco that he has great taste in music - Robots love Neil Diamond!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 15, 2008 11:18:24 AM

I am super excited!! The Count is nearly ready to go, he is a bit sulky cos its sunny here!  ;)

Hopefully he's got his casket all ready to go for traveling!  Would be bad for him to get a sudden sun exposure in route!  Does he travel with or sans dirt?  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Wildfyre on April 15, 2008 11:29:08 AM
Wee! Todays the day! We can't wait!

Does anyone have their partners yet?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 11:40:23 AM
still working on partners........


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 15, 2008 11:42:59 AM
Maddy and I are dancing around the house with excitement!

This is better than Christmas!
(I now understand why swaps are addicting!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 15, 2008 11:55:45 AM

I am super excited!! The Count is nearly ready to go, he is a bit sulky cos its sunny here!  ;)

hur, you can send him here then, I've almost forgotten what the sun looks like!!

Snow, hail, rain, wind yes... sun, nope!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 15, 2008 12:07:18 PM
Is it 5:00 yet?  I can't wait!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 01:02:45 PM
Is it 5:00 yet?  I can't wait!

pairing up partner for this is almost as bad as the 12 days swap......I will try to get partners up ASAP. Still aiming for the 5PM deadline, but no promises. :(

*runs off to continue partnering and will hopefully stop pulling out my own hair from the stress..... :P *


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 15, 2008 01:16:23 PM
I just finished Machida's bio. He's pretty excited to find out where he's going-although he said he's a little nervous about being put in a box.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 15, 2008 01:28:37 PM
Is it 5:00 yet?  I can't wait!

pairing up partner for this is almost as bad as the 12 days swap......I will try to get partners up ASAP. Still aiming for the 5PM deadline, but no promises. :(

*runs off to continue partnering and will hopefully stop pulling out my own hair from the stress..... :P *

I wasn't trying to rush you, just sharing my excitement that's all. 

Take your time, I'd hate to see you rush and have 3 LV's end up going to one person or something like that. :)  I'll just sit quietly and be patient now. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 15, 2008 01:33:36 PM
Is it 5:00 yet?  I can't wait!

pairing up partner for this is almost as bad as the 12 days swap......I will try to get partners up ASAP. Still aiming for the 5PM deadline, but no promises. :(

*runs off to continue partnering and will hopefully stop pulling out my own hair from the stress..... :P *

Deep breaths and relax kish...
no worries, I think we're a pretty relaxed and happy (albeit excitable) bunch.
This should most definitely be a fun swap so we wouldn't want it to start wit ha stressed out organizer, so relax, don't worry, and we'll all be ready and waiting whenever we get our partners. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 15, 2008 01:38:35 PM
Deep breaths and relax kish...
no worries, I think we're a pretty relaxed and happy (albeit excitable) bunch.
This should most definitely be a fun swap so we wouldn't want it to start wit ha stressed out organizer, so relax, don't worry, and we'll all be ready and waiting whenever we get our partners. 

Agreed! We appreciate that the partnering takes time. We'll be as patient as we can, and happy with our LVs, I'm sure. ;) :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 02:14:53 PM
I can imagine all the LV's pouting right now. :P Arms crosses, head down, small whimpers every now and then.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 15, 2008 02:38:36 PM
Mango refuses to leave the bedroom. I think I can persuade him though... with the rum in the freezer! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: JadedJenn on April 15, 2008 02:39:45 PM
Rhaegal knows better than to pout. I've told him if he isn't good I'll send someone else and give him to the dogs as a fetch toy.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 15, 2008 02:39:57 PM
I can imagine all the LV's pouting right now. :P Arms crosses, head down, small whimpers every now and then.

They may be pouty, but I'm sure all the LV landlords/friends/parents are more than willing to wait it out, and we'll tell our LV's that their time will come so they should be calm lil' stuffies and keep their fur/felt/plastic/fuzzy-wuzzyness/pants on.

You're doing a great job! Take your time :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 15, 2008 03:25:24 PM
yeah, little miri's hit the bottle already (nerves of spagetti, I tell ya) but I'm cool. take your time kish


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 15, 2008 04:32:16 PM
Poona is watching Dora with Monkey Joe at the moment...but she's already hit the black and tan...she told me as long as she wasn't going back to the Atlanta Zoo...she didn't care where she was headed...off to a new adventure.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 15, 2008 05:14:37 PM
I can imagine all the LV's pouting right now. :P Arms crosses, head down, small whimpers every now and then.
Well Aroha isnt doing any of that  ;D shes too busy watching me swear as I argue with another pattern. Who in their right mind would try to reduce a patter to an eighth of its size? oh right... me  ;D heehee...
Take your time and dont stress, means we all get more time to get our LVs sorted and packed  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 08:43:17 PM
hi ladies.....
some partners have been posted on the 1st page where the list of participants is. I will be updating the list as the night goes on. Questionnaire will be sent sometime late tonight. :)




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 15, 2008 08:47:04 PM
Thanks, Kish! ;D

I'm hosting Count Cucumber! Yay! :D 

Quote
I am super excited!! The Count is nearly ready to go, he is a bit sulky cos its sunny here! ;)
Are you sure he doesn't have a super-secret love of sun? Maybe he was sulky because he couldn't find his fang-brush? ;) ::) :P  It's pretty sunny here already...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 15, 2008 08:49:21 PM
Thanks, Kish!

And now I'm confused like whoa since I'm not listed anymore...   ??? :D ???

Could I be seeing things???  It's possible the burned polymer clay got to my brain cells!  LOL!

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

Ahh, ok, now I see who my partner is!  Yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ckchan on April 15, 2008 09:00:55 PM
Thanks kish!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 15, 2008 09:08:31 PM
Yay! Antoinette is getting her customs form ready!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 15, 2008 09:10:03 PM
wahoo tittyfish!

miri is all set up and ready to head out thursday!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 15, 2008 09:10:47 PM
Thanks Kish!! It's finally happening! Gus is so excited  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 09:34:06 PM
You are very welcome!
Some of you may have experienced what bigfatroses did...I had listed some partners and then took them down because they were a bit wonky BUT now all is well. I tried to take into account these main things when partnering:

willingness to ship outside of their own country
allergies/pets
size of LV's being exchanged

Thank you to all who said they would be willing to ship outside of the USA!

I will be working on sending out PM's with the questionnaires all throughout the night. You will have a PM in your inbox by morning.

Thanks for your patience, only 4.5 hours behind schedule. :P



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 15, 2008 09:40:02 PM
I'm glad my confusion was for real!  After the day I had, I actually thought that I may have just made up the list!  LOL!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: catpants on April 15, 2008 09:56:30 PM
woohoo! gina is stoked to be traveling to ontario :) her first time out the country... she'd better make sure to pack her passport!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 15, 2008 09:59:29 PM
woohoo! gina is stoked to be traveling to ontario :) her first time out the country... she'd better make sure to pack her passport!

Passport! Oh yeah! Nearly forgot. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 15, 2008 10:16:58 PM
Galvin is excited to see NYC!!!... one day maybe I can there as easily. ;)


Thanks a ton Kish!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 15, 2008 10:31:10 PM
Major Grizzly is excited to see Disney World!!!!   ;D   


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 15, 2008 10:44:25 PM
Ok, after leaving someone off the list and finding a ton of spelling errors in the list of partners (PMs were not going through because all of your names are too hard to spell, ha!) everything should be all well now and everyone should have received a PM from me with their partners info.

Let me know if anything is wonky. Thanks!

<3
kish

Don't forget to take a pic of you LV prior to shipping them out. I would like for each of you to post a pic of them with all of their luggage and whatnot before they jump in the box to go to their host families home. This is not mandatory I just thought it would be cute. :)

I will be setting up the gallery tomorrow. We are going to do it 12 days style. For anyone that does not know what that is, I will explain it all tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 15, 2008 10:50:11 PM
Alrighty everyone, a big round of applause for Kish. Well done girl and thanks for setting this up  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 15, 2008 10:55:04 PM
Alrighty everyone, a big round of applause for Kish. Well done girl and thanks for setting this up  ;D

Yes, I agree! Kish, you are an amazing organizer!

Oh, and I was in Sebastapol this weekend my friend lives there. Maybe I'll have to take Prof. Linus to Screamin' Mimi's and to all the little shops there. We'll be sure to think of you while we're there.   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 16, 2008 04:14:40 AM
Hammy gets to go to sunny california! YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 16, 2008 04:58:04 AM
Kish, you did a wonderful job, thanks for all your hard work.

Ellie can't wait to go to Portland, (She's tugged her suitcase to the door and is glaring at me... just wait till I tell her she won't be leaving until tomorrow...).  I just wish I could fit in the mail to go to, I've always wanted to go to Portland. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 16, 2008 05:20:38 AM
i never cease to be impressed at miss kishcrafts. and I like the idea of a 12 days style gallery, it makes it much easier to find!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 16, 2008 05:32:24 AM
Aroha has taken to hiding  ::) I think shes in the bottom of my felt stash... Im not sure why, but Im sure thats the last place I saw her lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 16, 2008 05:48:08 AM
Well I haven't a clue what a 12 days gallery is so I look forward to the explanation :D

Super Monkey is off to New Jersey, I haven't told him yet though, I'm leaving it until just before he leaves to give him the details so he has lots to dream about on the long journey!!  He's not happy with me for that though, he already set my lunch on fire with his x-ray vision, burnt fish finger sarnie, ack!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 16, 2008 06:07:01 AM
Dont worry FruityLoops, I dont know what it is either. So long as I get to take my stuffy out and about Ill be happy  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 16, 2008 06:16:44 AM
2 questions:

Are people using the bio form on the bottom of the original swap post on page 40, or doing narrative bios?

Do we use the contract on page 40, too?

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 06:28:29 AM
2 questions:

Are people using the bio form on the bottom of the original swap post on page 40, or doing narrative bios?

Do we use the contract on page 40, too?

Thanks!!

those are just examples for you to see what a BIO and contract should resemble. Feel free to do a narrative or use the form provided (although it is quite generic looking) and you can use that contract if you want. Basically the contract should say that you promise, even pinky promise, to take good care of the LV and you can  impose any restrictions you may have regarding you LV (i.e. don't let them roll around in the dirt, no body modifications, reversible/removable modifications allowed, not red meat allowed, drinking is permitted/limited, do not get them wet, let them eat after midnight, don't expose them to bright lights.....) <---anyone get that reference? LOL I hope that helps!


<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 16, 2008 06:29:44 AM
Well I haven't a clue what a 12 days gallery is so I look forward to the explanation :D

Super Monkey is off to New Jersey, I haven't told him yet though, I'm leaving it until just before he leaves to give him the details so he has lots to dream about on the long journey!!  He's not happy with me for that though, he already set my lunch on fire with his x-ray vision, burnt fish finger sarnie, ack!

Beatrix is so excited to be shipped off to England, home of her namesake!  She's never been before (I couldn't fit her in the suitcase the last time I was there!)

And me and the other stuffies are SO EXCITED to be hosting Super Monkey!!!  We've never had a superhero visit before!!  He better get ready for lots of action, I've already got a list 3 miles long of places to take him. Can't wait to bring him to work - my coworkers (who have been peeking at the thread over my shoulder with mild interest) agree I got a great LV!  :)  I'll have to look out for those x-ray eyes though!  Sorry about your fishstick! ;)


I don't know what the 12 days thread style is either but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FruityLoops on April 16, 2008 06:51:19 AM
Personally I'm doing a bio kinda thing of my own putting together, I think it will be a bio and passport combination perhaps, assuming customs accept will accept it from SuperMonkey. I'll be probably using the contract linked to on the first post though I think cos it's supercool looking!

Beatrix is so excited to be shipped off to England, home of her namesake!  She's never been before (I couldn't fit her in the suitcase the last time I was there!)

And me and the other stuffies are SO EXCITED to be hosting Super Monkey!!!  We've never had a superhero visit before!!  He better get ready for lots of action, I've already got a list 3 miles long of places to take him. Can't wait to bring him to work - my coworkers (who have been peeking at the thread over my shoulder with mild interest) agree I got a great LV!  :)  I'll have to look out for those x-ray eyes though!  Sorry about your fishstick! ;)

Aha named after Ms Potter then I imagine?  :-)  Good choice!  I hear she likes cuddles and I'm defo up for some of that. I have lots of other little stuffed chaps all around that are really eager to meet her, they've already been queueing up to look at her piccie on my laptop!! 



Has she been tenpin bowling before?  One of her first trips and most important tasks while she's visiting is to come and support us in our bowling leagues, our opponents are eager to meet our new mascot from another country!!

I dug out Super Monkey's suitcase last night and started making him the new cape he requested so he's nearly set to go, just gotta make a couple of last minute things for him to make his long journey more enjoyable, and finish his bio now :D  I suppose I should have just let him fly over to you himself but I thought I'd better do this properly and send him by Royal Mail!! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 16, 2008 07:04:45 AM
Wow, COR gets to travel to Australia!  What a grand adventure that will be.

He does seem to be a bit nervous though which is strange seeing he's traveled from another galaxy to get here.  I'm sure if I pack some chocolate with him he'll be fine.

I can't wait to have mini chappy visit with us.  We're going to have so much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: dragonslair on April 16, 2008 07:29:41 AM
Our little Dragon is going to Minnesota AGAIN!!!  Last time St. Paul this time a suburb of St. Paul....... now to find his Minnesota passport!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 16, 2008 07:35:16 AM
Your little dragon will have so much fun with JadedJenn.  The two of us will be going on adventures with our LVs together, so Naga will get to meet Kiki! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 16, 2008 08:24:23 AM
Rainy is excited to be going to South Carolina!  I get to host Major Grizzley and we might get to meet SunnyDays and Mel in May  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 16, 2008 08:29:30 AM
I get to host Major Grizzley and we might get to meet SunnyDays and Mel in May  ;D

You'll get to meet us both plus the newly acquired Hubby! Yay for doing Craftster stuff while on the honeymoon!

Panda, Maddy is thrilled to be going to GA! We're working on her contract and bio/passport and are planning on sending her on her way on Friday.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 16, 2008 08:57:37 AM
Kish, you did a wonderful job, thanks for all your hard work.

Ellie can't wait to go to Portland, (She's tugged her suitcase to the door and is glaring at me... just wait till I tell her she won't be leaving until tomorrow...).  I just wish I could fit in the mail to go to, I've always wanted to go to Portland. 

Oh.. I'm in Portland too.  Maybe Rincewind and Ellie will want to meet up.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 16, 2008 10:58:49 AM
do not get them wet, let them eat after midnight, don't expose them to bright lights.....) <---anyone get that reference? LOL I hope that helps!
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I do!!

I have to have regular fasting blood tests, so I'm not allowed to eat after midnight, the only fun bit is feeling like a movie star  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 16, 2008 11:17:55 AM
Major Grizzly is making sure that he's ready to go!  He has his "ruck sack" all packed up, and is making sure that his biography is perfect!  LOL!

And we're excited to meet Rainy!   ;D  I have lots of beautiful places to show her!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 16, 2008 11:59:50 AM
I just realized Machida needs a passport for his travels. He's bouncing off the walls in the excitement. I can't wait to get Mawson here and show him around. If I can get his passport together, he might be able to head out today, if not, he'll be on his way tomorrow for sure.

Quick question though-DC numbers are not given out for overseas? So I just scan my receipt, right? I don't want to mess anything up.

I'm curious what the 12 days "style" is too-I have no idea.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 12:19:58 PM

Quick question though-DC numbers are not given out for overseas? So I just scan my receipt, right? I don't want to mess anything up.

I'm curious what the 12 days "style" is too-I have no idea.  ;D

Yes, send me a picture or scan of your postal receipt when you send internationally. if you cannot send it by PM, please let me know and I will give you my email address.


I will explain the 12 days style of doing a gallery when I hear back from my co organizer. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: DIY ho on April 16, 2008 12:43:57 PM
do not get them wet, let them eat after midnight, don't expose them to bright lights.....) <---anyone get that reference? LOL I hope that helps!

<3

I get it! I used to have a cat named Gizmo. I think it was a very popular pet name in the 80s! ;) ;D

Btw, I'm VERY SUPER jealous of Mango getting to go to the UK for two months! I've never been and UK/England is at the top of my list of vacation spots. I have to do a google image search for a passport. ::)  I don't have one!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 16, 2008 01:40:53 PM
Nope!  Beatrix has never been bowling!  She does enjoy other sports though, so I'm sure she'll be amenable! :)

I'll be sure to let SuperMonkey fly around the apartment when he arrives, after being cooped up in a box for the journey over!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: JadedJenn on April 16, 2008 02:21:13 PM
Yay for doing Craftster stuff while on the honeymoon!
This cracked me up when I read it!  :D

I was planning on sending out Rhaegal today, but he reminded me that he needs rations for the long trip. So of course I went to the store and bought some dragon treats. He says that if there are any left when he gets there he will share.  ;)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 16, 2008 02:28:32 PM
Mel is telling Chihuahua that he will be going out of town and that Maddy will be coming to visit him. 

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=125331)

Chihuahua is about 8 yrs old and he belongs to my grandson as you can see, I had to make him a cape at one time.  We had to tell Chihuahua this is a play buddy not a girlfriend.  He is checking her out.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=125333)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 16, 2008 02:40:34 PM
According to my DC#, Clara was delivered to Oops creations this afternoon!  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 03:23:56 PM
yay she made it!!! And early no less! She is going to have SO much fun in DC. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 16, 2008 03:49:47 PM
yay she made it!!! And early no less! She is going to have SO much fun in DC. :)

I'm so relieved she made it in time to go on vacation!
I've always had good luck with my post office, most of the time things arrive early (knock on wood  ;)) but I was worried that this would be the time my box got lost or damaged. Especially because she had to get there in time for travelling to DC!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 16, 2008 06:18:48 PM

 We had to tell Chihuahua this is a play buddy not a girlfriend.  He is checking her out.


Well.... Maddy is really, really cute but I might be biased!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Huff on April 16, 2008 06:24:08 PM
I can't wait for Machida to get here!  I think I'm going to havr to make an Australian custums stamp, I can't find any good ones.  mawson is nearly ready to go, his passport is done, bio done, just needs to pick up something from the shops and get his box and he'll be ready!  He's super excited to be going to the US, it's in a whole other hemisphere!
I'm just using the contract in the link too it covers all the important things and I like the way it looks.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Oops Creations on April 16, 2008 06:32:59 PM
Yes Clara arrived safe and sound-- and excited she can join me for my earlier than expected vacation.  I look forward to taking her around our nation's capital.

hope all the other LV arrive safely--

ta-ta we're off to pack for our trip tonight. : )


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on April 16, 2008 06:59:30 PM
Poona's bio is getting finished and she's packing her bag now for Chicago.  My DCN will be sent by Friday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 16, 2008 07:38:28 PM
Arohas all posted and away. Got a funny look when I rocked up to the counter with her and her passport  ;D you would think by now my home town would know that I am 'different'  Will post pics later on tonight, Im trying to multi task and failing miserably. Havnt heard from my partner yet so hope she knows Arohas on her way


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: thanate on April 16, 2008 07:42:40 PM
Hee... I just told off Rincewind to get a wedding present for RoaneFaery, but I'm not sure he has any idea what makes a good wedding present.  We'll have to see... :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 16, 2008 08:04:53 PM
I was wondering, once the gallery is open, should we post regular updates on our LVs? I would like to know how things are with my LV.
Also should we post pictures, or leave them as a suprise for the scrapbook?  I would love to know where other's LVs have been.

I'm probably thinking too far ahead aren't I?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 08:09:02 PM
I was wondering, once the gallery is open, should we post regular updates on our LVs? I would like to know how things are with my LV.
Also should we post pictures, or leave them as a suprise for the scrapbook?  I would love to know where other's LVs have been.
I'm probably thinking too far ahead aren't I?

you arent think too far ahead. I have already started the gallery. DO NOT POST in the gallery until you are asked to do so. I will send each of you a PM explaining how I am going to run the gallery.

:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: violette28 on April 16, 2008 08:11:11 PM
I was wondering, once the gallery is open, should we post regular updates on our LVs? I would like to know how things are with my LV.
Also should we post pictures, or leave them as a suprise for the scrapbook?  I would love to know where other's LVs have been.
I'm probably thinking too far ahead aren't I?

you arent think too far ahead. I have already started the gallery. DO NOT POST in the gallery until you are asked to do so. I will send each of you a PM explaining how I am going to run the gallery.

:)

Okay! Sounds good. :)
I saw the gallery when I was snooping arround, but I'm a good swapper and obeyed the rules of not posting.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 16, 2008 08:21:10 PM
Hee... I just told off Rincewind to get a wedding present for RoaneFaery, but I'm not sure he has any idea what makes a good wedding present.  We'll have to see... :)

Oh dear.. I'm afraid to think of what Rincewind might think up ..

Alistar was enjoying the sunshine and taking a break from packing. He was thinking of picking flowers for his host family.




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 16, 2008 11:18:49 PM
what a thoughtful LV!

I posted a pic of my LV, Sheena, on the 1st page of the thread (right under partners)

She is a wanna be punk rock mouse. She even dyed some parts of her fur hot pink!! What a rebel!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237042.msg2599153#msg2599153


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 16, 2008 11:31:46 PM
Sheena is sooo cute...and hard-core!

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Also, on a side note, Galvin is all packed up and MAD excited to get going... Thank goodness his bag is cozy, and festive.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 17, 2008 05:36:30 AM
I plan on getting a photopass for the pics of Major Grizzley w/the disney characters.  That way everyone can see his adventures from the photopass website.  I'll be printing out pics and doing the scrapbook too, but photopass is a good way to let everyone see stuff right away  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 17, 2008 06:23:03 AM
Hammy came to work with me today so he can go to the post office during lunch time. He is so scared to be in that dark box for a couple days! I told him it'll be worth it when he sees the California sun! Also, I couldn't stop him, he is coming with A LOT of candy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 17, 2008 07:13:55 AM
I plan on getting a photopass for the pics of Major Grizzley w/the disney characters.  That way everyone can see his adventures from the photopass website.  I'll be printing out pics and doing the scrapbook too, but photopass is a good way to let everyone see stuff right away  ;D

That's so cool!   ;D

Major Grizzly is all ready to leave first thing tomorrow morning!  I don't think he'll sleep at all tonight!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 17, 2008 07:34:48 AM
I'll be printing out the contract and bio at work tonight and sending in the morning.  Rainy has already tried to fly out the window a couple times, but I've stopped her because her little wings couldn't handle the trip.  :D  Currently she's pouting near the door.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 17, 2008 07:41:00 AM
 :D :D :D

I can't wait to see pics of all our LV's adventures! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Mojen on April 17, 2008 08:51:23 AM
Can I apologise right now for my handwriting on the passport/contract/bio?!

Excuse:  my SO started his new job this week, so can't print out stuff from work right now
Reason: I totally forgot to get him to print stuff out before he left his old job   ::)

Was hoping to get Trevor out and about today, but it's blowing a right gale out there, so neither of us really want to wander today! (he's only little, he might get blown away! heck, I'm not little and *I* might get blown away!)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 17, 2008 08:57:57 AM
mine is hand written, too :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: panda on April 17, 2008 09:36:46 AM
Mel is almost ready. He has been telling everyone bye. He will be leaving in the morning.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 17, 2008 09:50:13 AM
Ellie's bags are packed, she's ready to go...
She's been saying her goodbyes and will be put in the mail in about 15 minutes...


Wishing all our LVs safe travels, and happy customs officers...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: JennyBear on April 17, 2008 10:12:44 AM
Amigito left today. (I'm sending the organizers/Mojen the PM now.)

I stayed up way too late last night making Amigito's travel documents and travel bag.

It was kind of weird having to put the estimated value on the customs form... I ended up picking a price but i wanted to say 'It's priceless!' :D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 17, 2008 10:38:43 AM
MAKE SURE YOU ARE SENDING ALL PMS TO BOTH ORGANIZERS, kishcrafts AND FlowerWitch!! Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 17, 2008 10:48:44 AM
Mel is almost ready. He has been telling everyone bye. He will be leaving in the morning.

Yay! My goal for tonight is to finish the contract and bio. The content is there, just not completed.
What kind of package is everyone using for their LV? I can't decide what I want to use to send Maddy within the US.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 17, 2008 11:13:58 AM
Machida is on his way to Australia. (Receipt has been PM'd to both organizers and Huff.)  I can't wait for Mawson to get here!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: rira on April 17, 2008 12:04:10 PM
Mel is almost ready. He has been telling everyone bye. He will be leaving in the morning.

Yay! My goal for tonight is to finish the contract and bio. The content is there, just not completed.
What kind of package is everyone using for their LV? I can't decide what I want to use to send Maddy within the US.

I just used a large envelope. It fit..everything.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 17, 2008 12:11:20 PM
I am putting Sheena and her luggage in a bubble envelope. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 17, 2008 12:16:48 PM
COR has left the building (and the state, and the country).  He headed out in the post today on his way to Australia! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 17, 2008 12:20:19 PM
[b]If anyone doesn't want to host their receipt using craftster photo hosting or any other photo host please email me your scan/pic of your postal receipt to [email protected]

Thanks!![/b]


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on April 17, 2008 12:32:41 PM
Johann has now packed everything and climbed into his bubble envelope airplane.
His plane will leave tomorrow morning!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: marylini on April 17, 2008 01:12:15 PM
I packed Hammy in a box, he was too puffy for an envelope!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 17, 2008 01:45:47 PM
I packed Hammy in a box, he was too puffy for an envelope!

I'm sure he likes the space!

Galvin is hanging out in his bubble bag, and is really upset about it, but he'll have an adventure ahead of him in New York, so he'll get over it! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 17, 2008 02:40:00 PM

posted Aroha yesterday. went to town with my younger sis (shes trying to convince me to pay for her hair to be dyed for her bday) and she was somewhat confused when I pulled Aroha out of may bag and told her to find an envelope while we were at the post shop lol.
The passport is aparntly idiot proof, it has domes on the side to keep it shut and she couldnt master that  ::) I havent laughed so hard in a long time. Thats all thats in the envelope, Ill probably send additional stuff later on, I wanted her sent so that she'd arrive in time for photos lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 17, 2008 03:33:15 PM
Galvin in in the post! He's on his way and rockin' out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: beckashell on April 17, 2008 04:24:06 PM
Hey ckchan,
I didn't get Gus to the Post Office today. Sorry! He wasn't very happy with me...
First thing tomorrow morning. I promise.

When can I be expecting Baby Smiley?? I can't wait to meet him!! (Him, right..?)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 17, 2008 04:39:10 PM
Machida headed out in a box. Since he was going so far, I decided on a sturdier type of packaging. He did not leave with much-he travels very light.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Huff on April 17, 2008 05:23:52 PM
Mawson is on his way to the US!  He's travelling fairly light in a padded bag securely taped.

I can't wait for Machida to get here, I keep thinking of things to do around here, I think I need to make a list so I don't forget any of the good ones!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: catpants on April 17, 2008 05:47:10 PM
gina needs to get her stuff together and get to the post office tomorrow!  she is such a procrastinator...  :D

also, i just used this swap as a thinly veiled excuse to buy a digital camera  ;D  i'd been meaning to for a while but this swap definitely gave me a little extra incentive :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (CLOSED! ; April 19 & June 21)
Post by: Wildfyre on April 17, 2008 09:58:35 PM
Aria insisted I make her a new wardrobe for her "vacation" so I am just now getting her packaged up. She'll be shipping off to the UK tomorrow! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: kishcrafts on April 17, 2008 11:34:01 PM
Ok, everyone should have received a PM from me asking you to please go into the gallery and make your RESERVED posting which will be your mini gallery within a gallery (you will edit and add your pics to that post throughout the ENTIRE swap). This style worked very well with the 12 days of Christmas swap and I would like to have us do the same thing.

If anyone does not understand the concept, please send me a PM and I can try and explain it again.

Even if you do not plan on posting any pics in the near future you still have to make your reserved posting.

thanks for your cooperation
!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: DIY ho on April 17, 2008 11:46:47 PM
Thanks, Kish!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 12:18:22 AM
Alrighty, done. Thanks heaps Kish, Sounds like a good idea. Hard to believe Aroha is in a plane somewhere, lucky Kiwi


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: ghilie on April 18, 2008 04:48:55 AM
I bought Guster a treat to offer to his host family. 

He'll be winging it over to Rira today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 18, 2008 05:08:03 AM
I reserved my spot in the gallery and just posted some pics - one of COR leaving and one of a mystery, possible stow away!  I'm on page 2. :)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: FruityLoops on April 18, 2008 05:27:58 AM
Super Monkey is all packed up and ready to be taken to the Post Office this arvo!!!  Blimey it was tough getting hold of him to pack though, he was very anxious about the trip.


But then I finally told him he was going to New Jersey and put a couple of extras in the package for him and his host Beth and then he was straight in there!  He snuggled into his sleeping bag with his pillow and I packed in his bio, contract, a postcard in case he gets homesick and his suitcase (with his scarf and cape in) :)


And just for a fun a cpl of piccies from his last mascot trip to bowling on Wednesday evening, he was so excited about the LV trip that he helped us win 8-0!!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: Mojen on April 18, 2008 05:31:43 AM
Trevor's all ready to go, there's a pic of him pre-packing in the gallery

I think he's in the biggest envelope in the house! Though, apparently we have NO tape in the flat, I'm quite disgusted at myself for being a craftster and running out of sticky tape!!  I'm not sure I quite believe it  ::)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 05:39:05 AM
lol, Mojen I know that feeling. I have 6 rolls of tape... the buget kind that doesnt stick lol and as much as I thanked my SO for getting it for me why did her get the cheapest stuff he could find?!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: Mojen on April 18, 2008 05:52:09 AM
it's all the more annoying because I'm actually sending out 10 parcels today (all the others are book swaps), and I wrapped those first, thinking "oh, I'll have another roll somewhere!"   :-\  AND I even ran out of duct tape last night, so I can't bodge it together using that now!!  All I have is double-sided tape, but that's tiny and always get me in a tangle  ;D

I guess I could always sew it shut...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 18, 2008 06:39:52 AM
Can we post photos of the visiting LV in our galleries, or are they only for photos of the LV that we sent?  I like to post a few teaser photos of the visiting LV before they are sent home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: violette28 on April 18, 2008 07:30:51 AM
Hey Kish, I think Oops may have already left on vacation. So she might not be able to reserve her gallery.  :-\
I'm not sure if she's already left or not though. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 07:42:04 AM
lol, you could try wrap it like the magic yarn swap (or what ever its called)  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 18, 2008 07:48:34 AM

Count Cucumber is all ready to go in his trip with DIYho tomorrow, minus the dirt cos we found out it was illegal to send dirt abroad, bad count! Bad!  :D

Hope everyone is excited about this swap, i know i am!

*waits anxiously for mango!*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: FruityLoops on April 18, 2008 07:50:01 AM
it's all the more annoying because I'm actually sending out 10 parcels today (all the others are book swaps), and I wrapped those first, thinking "oh, I'll have another roll somewhere!"   :-\  AND I even ran out of duct tape last night, so I can't bodge it together using that now!!  All I have is double-sided tape, but that's tiny and always get me in a tangle  ;D

I guess I could always sew it shut...

I know how you feel I had 3 swap packages to wrap and send today, and I was using this nice patterned brown paper and ran out after the 2nd package, and my packing tape ran out after the 2nd package also, baaaah!!!  Luckily though I still had plain sellotape and brown paper so I was ok to send.  Hope you find a solution or live close to a corner shop!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on April 18, 2008 08:08:02 AM
Can we post photos of the visiting LV in our galleries, or are they only for photos of the LV that we sent?  I like to post a few teaser photos of the visiting LV before they are sent home.

I think it's for teaser photos. I've already reserved a spot for me and Antoinette!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 18, 2008 08:33:52 AM
My work trip to Miami is looking more and more likely, so Johann may be racking up the frequent flier miles!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 18, 2008 08:39:20 AM

I'm not sure weather to post a pic of Count Cucumber with all his luggage or not cos i dont want to spoil the surprise for DIY ho! What do you guys think?  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 08:45:43 AM
can you take a photo with just the count looking st the envelope and wondering why you didnt splash out for a large box? lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: kjlutz on April 18, 2008 08:46:09 AM

I'm not sure weather to post a pic of Count Cucumber with all his luggage or not cos i dont want to spoil the surprise for DIY ho! What do you guys think?  :)

I was wondering the same thing... although change the names  ;)

(Ellie got shipped yesterday by airmail--receipt will be emailed after I get a little more school work done...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: kishcrafts on April 18, 2008 08:49:02 AM
Can we post photos of the visiting LV in our galleries, or are they only for photos of the LV that we sent?  I like to post a few teaser photos of the visiting LV before they are sent home.

your mini gallery can consit of whatever pics you want to put in it. It will probably go in this order:

pic of the LV you are sending on the journey, luggage, contract, BIO, etc...

pics of the LV you are hosting and all the fun adventures you are taking, these can be teaser pics if you don't wan to spoil the fun.

pic of your LV returning home safe and sound and with all the loot they scored on their trip and the scrapbook thing

does that make sense?? PM me if it does not.
:)


I'm not sure weather to post a pic of Count Cucumber with all his luggage or not cos i dont want to spoil the surprise for DIY ho! What do you guys think?  :)

I think it would be ok, unless YOU really don't want to spoil the surprise. Totally your call :) .


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 18, 2008 08:52:32 AM
Thanks, Kish.

Sounds good for the gallery. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 18, 2008 08:56:47 AM

Ok i will post it as she pretty much knows what she is getting anyway!! Thanks!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: JadedJenn on April 18, 2008 09:07:36 AM
It's illegal to send dirt? LOL

I would send Rhaegal out today but I'm having some trouble writing his bio. He is being very secretive. How long are other people's LV bios?



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 18, 2008 09:09:58 AM
I would send Rhaegal out today but I'm having some trouble writing his bio. He is being very secretive. How long are other people's LV bios?

My LV's bio was one page typed, but was about half list, half story.  The lists were like, dislikes and things like that.  I will admit that my husband helped write the story part, so I can't take all the credit. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: JadedJenn on April 18, 2008 09:15:28 AM
  I will admit that my husband helped write the story part, so I can't take all the credit. 

My husband was going to help me write something for Rhaegal last night but we ran out of time. He'll probably help me tonight. He's a better writer than me. Him being all college edumakated and all.  ;)



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Retur Home 6/
Post by: Mojen on April 18, 2008 09:35:21 AM
I know how you feel I had 3 swap packages to wrap and send today, and I was using this nice patterned brown paper and ran out after the 2nd package, and my packing tape ran out after the 2nd package also, baaaah!!!  Luckily though I still had plain sellotape and brown paper so I was ok to send.  Hope you find a solution or live close to a corner shop!!

weeeeeeeeeoooooosh! (that's Trevor on the plane...)  he's finally on his way!

I managed to find some tape, must apologise to flatmate later for rummaging...  ;D  and I now have LOTS of different types of tape, I accidentally fell into a stationary store on the way home  ::) *goes to send pms*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 18, 2008 12:25:53 PM
Do you think it would be alright if I used wrapping paper to wrap the outside of my box?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: RaeRaggs on April 18, 2008 12:33:01 PM
I work in the mail room sometimes and often wrapping paper will get ripped off in transit unless it is taped like crazy.  You don't want the part with the address getting ripped off!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 18, 2008 12:45:52 PM
ok thanks.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: Sera unravled on April 18, 2008 02:04:28 PM
I ended up sending Paco in a priority shipping box.


Did anyone get teary eyed when they sent their LV.  I've had Paco for a few years now and I never payed attention to him much.  But the last few days we have been spending so much time together.  I'm gonna miss him a lot.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 18, 2008 04:39:29 PM
I didn't so much get teary as get REALLY odd looks from the guy at the PO...

Well, he DID ask what the parcel contained!! 

Me: "well, a toy, he's going on a visit see, so it's really just him, his documents, and 'thanks for having me' gifts"
PO guy: errr....
Me: No, it's fun! See,  his friend is coming over here, I'll be taking him around places and showing him the sites, then sending him back to his mum"
PO guy: *blinks* *looks at colleague for help*
Me: So, err, how much is that?

I really shouldn't talk to strangers, I think it scares them ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 18, 2008 04:42:15 PM
I have had similar convos with postal workers. LOL

This time I am not going to even try to explain the LV thing to anyone at the PO.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: ghilie on April 18, 2008 04:47:27 PM
I have had similar convos with postal workers. LOL

This time I am not going to even try to explain the LV thing to anyone at the PO.

I made my hubby go to the PO for me today!  No one asks him.  But imagine the time he would have if they did!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 04:50:30 PM
see I enjoy that look of horror on their faces. Makes me giggle. Embarrises my sister but I still enjoy it.
I wasnt teary with seeing Aroha going, but I do miss her and worry about her now. I dont want to lose her lol  :)
Lol, men normally just grunt and hand over the money dont they? not really an open invitation to ask. Im looking forward to seeing peoples reactions to my partner (6ft6 'tough guy') walking around with a teddy bear and taking photos  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 18, 2008 04:59:57 PM
blossom is going to spend a day at work with mr.kishcrafts. should be fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 18, 2008 05:08:08 PM
Oh, I didn't think of that! I'll ask Mr. DIYho if he wants to have a stuffy-at-work day. :D ;D :P

I just love saying Mr. DIYho. Hee hee!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 18, 2008 05:12:15 PM
Sheena definitely will be going with me to work ... hopefully she'll help out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 05:25:55 PM
Yea because my SO works for Property Drs he gets to go to alot of places that I wouldnt normally get to go to. Although Ive just found out Ive got to take 10days off work around the 14th of May so hopefully Ill be able to go too  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 18, 2008 05:28:12 PM
I wish my LV could spend the day with my DH, but he's in Intel with the Army, so Rainy wouldn't be allowed!  LOL!  Oh well!  She can keep me happy and sane when I get my tonsils out!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: ghilie on April 18, 2008 05:28:24 PM
I don't think Miri will get to go to work with me.  Next Friday will be my last day in the army (yea) and I will have 20 days off before I can start my job.  (Also yea)  We'll have to find something to do!  Where to go... hmmm.

Roadtrip?

Visit the 'rents?

I don't know what to do with myself.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 18, 2008 05:32:16 PM
must be tonsil season  ;D thats why Im off work in May  :D My LV will get to see the hospital in Chch and the Private wing at that!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 18, 2008 05:35:30 PM
although I do not live in San Francisco any more I lived about 20 years of my life there and there are so many "touristy" places I have never been to. Blossom's visit is my excuse for doing all of those fun things tourist get to do. I may even wear a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, knee socks and a camera around my neck just so I fit in better while sightseeing! HA! j/k, well mostly....

mr.kishcrafts works for a grocery chain store, he is a big wig regional somethin, so she will be put to work pronto! Hope she can lift at least 50 lbs. :P






Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: catpants on April 18, 2008 05:38:33 PM
i can't take my LV to work with me, sadly.  i work with people with disabilities and i'd have to get them to sign a release to take their picture, and i think it would be really confusing for everyone involved if i tried to explain what the picture was for and why they were holding a stuffed elephant!  :D

fortunately i have lots of other ideas for my LV! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: beckashell on April 18, 2008 05:40:21 PM
I wish I had an exciting job that would take me places, but I work at my home! Sorry Baby Smiley!!
But i'm a nanny so there will be lots of crafts and games  ;D
and chidlren that will adore you


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 18, 2008 05:49:43 PM
yeah i work from home to so there shouldn't be too much of a problem is Blossom desperately wants to come to work with me. LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 18, 2008 06:20:40 PM
I'm definitely taking Guster to school with me..and well, I work in a research lab (for free) so I'll sneak him in.

I definitely use this as a reason to do the stuff I was embarrassed to do, or didnt make time to do before, such as: In my Zo lab this year we went to the major/oldest cementary in Raleigh. It's GORGEOUS and Jimmy V (google him and see why State Fans love him so) is buried there, so I'm using Guster as a reason to go visit again.  In the same lab, we went to his beautiful hiking trail/pond to do some labs and I will definitely be heading back there.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 18, 2008 06:36:37 PM
Mawson will come to the college bookstore where I work  :) (where everyone I work with is excited to see him), but I can't take him to UPS-no cameras allowed.  :(  But I have lots of other ideas-I'm going to do a lot of stuff that I never do-and I live here! It's going to be a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 18, 2008 07:18:29 PM
ARGH!  I just realized I didn't take pics of Rainy and her luggage before stuffing her in the envelope!  *eyes envelope* I may be able to unstick it without damage...I do have packing tape to tape it shut again....

Major Grizzly (sorry, I know I must be spelling his name wrong :-\) will be going to work with me, but not with hubby.  I can get away with him hanging out in delivery services, but hubby is in Adventureland attractions.  Most managers just shrug off my oddities (Rainy was there several days and the only comments I got were on her nakedness and being a voodoo doll)  I'll see if I can get hubby to let Major drive a Jungle Cruise boat tho ;D  It's good to have connections ;)

I'll be sending Rainy tomorrow morning before work  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 18, 2008 07:29:05 PM
You got his name right!!   ;D

Maybe if you tell them that Major Grizzly is a vet, he'll get to do more things!  LOL!   :D

The Major will be heading out tomorrow!  He's all packed up and ready to go.   He gets to miss my monthly excursion to Hobby Lobby- I overheard him telling the Dick Cheney doll that he doesn't like Hobby Lobby one bit.  :(  I was going to let him choose the eye color for his future Mrs, but with that attitude, I THINK NOT!!   :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: JadedJenn on April 18, 2008 07:52:38 PM
   He gets to miss my monthly excursion to Hobby Lobby- I overheard him telling the Dick Cheney doll that he doesn't like Hobby Lobby one bit.  :( 

The Dick Cheney doll?   :o

I posted a pick of Rhaegal all ready to go in my spot in the gallery. He almost had a travel companion.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 18, 2008 08:09:25 PM
I was going to let him choose the eye color for his future Mrs, but with that attitude, I THINK NOT!!   :D :D :D :D

 :D  Guess he'll just have to like what YOU pick, then.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 18, 2008 08:50:19 PM
I'll see if I can get hubby to let Major drive a Jungle Cruise boat tho ;D  It's good to have connections ;)

Is your husband a Skipper?!?! I'm sad because the Jungle Cruise will be closed until the day we leave to come home again! That would have been one wicked sweet place to take Mel, with all the wildlife and such!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: moawk on April 19, 2008 01:50:41 AM
Little Knut is now on his way to BonBabbu :)

Here are some pictures I took before I stuffed him in the envelope:

Hugging his new backpack ( you can see the envelope in the background)


Things in backpack; passport, present for BonBabbu, pencils, and his new training outfit. Can you guess what sport He's in to?  :P




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 19, 2008 02:12:24 AM
You know... I bet I can get my boy-oh to take some pictures with hammy on his base, he's in the Navy. I might be a bit of a line crosser, but he's always been that way! So maybe there will be some Hammy in a chopper pictures! Fun!

Also, I will start work at my summer camps in June and I'll be going o a "field trip" every day with the little squerts, so that'll rad for Mr.Hammy!


YAY!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 19, 2008 02:53:57 AM

Mr Flowerwitch said this "i'm not taking a penguin to work, *me scowling* sorry i mean Mango to work, i'm a man damn it! Why did you give us a girly username? Respect my manlyness! *lots of scowling and foot stamping from me* ok, Mango can come to work" *Mr FW exits stage right sulking*  ;D

CC is just leaving now..............man i'm emotional.............and off to scare the PO with my madness!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 19, 2008 04:47:51 AM

I'm back from the PO and they SUCK!!!! I was all happy and a bit springy till they asked me what was in the package, so i said, er, a toy, some sweets and a hostess note, this is what happened after that........  >:(

PO - "a note? what size note?"
Me - "er, A5"
PO - "Please open the package"
Me - "what? why?"
PO - "i need to see the note"
Me - "its a bloomin' note, it says hello!"
PO - "just open the package"
*i open the package in a strop!*
PO - "oh he is cute" (talking about the count)
Me - "dont touch, he fricking bites!"  >:(
PO - "ok here is some tape to package it all back up, i'm going to charge you for the note because it is illegal to smuggle notes through packages and for the tape"
*i laugh out loud!*
Me - "Smuggle? What the? thats not fair, i cant just send a package and no note"  :o
PO - "its the rules"
Me - "i need to consult the count!"  ::)
* i take CC out of the package again and pretend to talk to him, mainly to make a point, then return!*
Me - "we have decided to pay the extra cost because we are nice people. Please dont touch him"  :(

So, that was my trip, sorry bout the rant but i was so shocked! (and amused at the same time!) Dont say you have put a letter in the package or this could happen to you fine craftsters!!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bigfatroses on April 19, 2008 04:52:47 AM
Wow!  That's is crazy FlowerWitch!  Heaven forbid you send a note with a package...  Like that never happens...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: little green dragonfly on April 19, 2008 05:08:53 AM
What odd postal workers you have...

mini Chappy is on his way  - and would you believe i forgot his passport!

i will have to mail it monday adn hope it gets there in time for the authorities to let him into the country!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on April 19, 2008 05:28:12 AM
I know that problem, when sending a parcel to the USA I'm not allowed to include a note or letter... stupid!
Luckily Johann's plane counts as a letter!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: panda on April 19, 2008 05:32:20 AM
Mel is leaving today...I will post pictures later, i'm having a hard time trying to back to the gallery to post the pictures.  where can i find the link to get to the gallery, i forgot to bookmark the page to make it easier.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 19, 2008 05:51:15 AM
Mel is leaving today...I will post pictures later, i'm having a hard time trying to back to the gallery to post the pictures.  where can i find the link to get to the gallery, i forgot to bookmark the page to make it easier.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.0 :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 19, 2008 06:16:25 AM
You got his name right!!   ;D

Yay! 

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Maybe if you tell them that Major Grizzly is a vet, he'll get to do more things!  LOL!   :D

Hmmm...I doubt they'll let a teddy bear participate in the flag retreat, they tend to let humans vets do that.  I'm sure I'll be able to something that'll get me in trouble  ;D

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The Major will be heading out tomorrow!  He's all packed up and ready to go.   He gets to miss my monthly excursion to Hobby Lobby- I overheard him telling the Dick Cheney doll that he doesn't like Hobby Lobby one bit.  :(  I was going to let him choose the eye color for his future Mrs, but with that attitude, I THINK NOT!!   :D :D :D :D
That'll show him!  Make sure she has 2 diff eyes colors :D 

SUnnyDays-  Yeah, he's a skipper.  I forgot that they're shutting down,  hubby will be at Pirates or ATT during that.  Or MAYBE they'll finally schedule him at Haunted Mansion (not holding our breathes for that one tho, he trained for that 3 months ago and still hasn't worked there) [/end rant]

FlowerWitch- That is crazy, but I love that you took the Count aside to talk to him about it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 19, 2008 06:35:41 AM
Aah, I am so jealous that Blossom will be seeing San Francisco! I have always wanted to go. I guess I will have to live vicariously through her adventures.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 19, 2008 06:39:16 AM
So, that was my trip, sorry bout the rant but i was so shocked! (and amused at the same time!) Dont say you have put a letter in the package or this could happen to you fine craftsters!!  ;)

Without looking I knew you were in the UK!!

I blatantly lie now and say "no, no letters or notes!" for some stupid reason you have to pay extra for them!!

and yet if you send only printed matter, it costs you less...!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: talyra on April 19, 2008 07:23:56 AM
Fellow Brits, you must have REALLY anal post office people. I don't think I've been asked about notes or letters in ages, certainly not since I moved down here and not often in Bristol either. Maybe it's a laid back West Country attitude thing. Mind you, I never actually TELL them there's a note in there... like anyone would bother to bloody look. It's a ludicrous rule anyway.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: BonBabbu on April 19, 2008 08:28:54 AM
Estrella has started her vacation today! She wasn't to happy to be put in a box for a couple of days but I've sent her favourite comforting candy with her to make her feel better


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: thunderchild on April 19, 2008 09:04:26 AM
Hughey is very upset, due to problems at T5 at Heathrow he could not get his plane today......

......Sorry its been a nightmare of a day and I have not been able to post out. I will post next Saturday as by the time I get to the post office its shut after work......but Hughey will be taking a nice bar of Chocolate with him so that he does not go hungry  ;)

I hope this is OK?????


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 19, 2008 09:40:46 AM
Aria finally got packed last night and headed out today. I was worried we wouldn't make it to the post office due to winter storm warnings.. but we made it!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 19, 2008 10:24:06 AM
Fellow Brits, you must have REALLY anal post office people. I don't think I've been asked about notes or letters in ages, certainly not since I moved down here and not often in Bristol either. Maybe it's a laid back West Country attitude thing. Mind you, I never actually TELL them there's a note in there... like anyone would bother to bloody look. It's a ludicrous rule anyway.

With my local post office I think it's cause it's the only thing they know how to do  ::) It's one of those lovely "we've closed all the smaller POs and merged them so no-one really knows what's going on now", the lovely people that used to run the smaller one were ace!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kjlutz on April 19, 2008 10:55:43 AM
Ellie was sent on Thursday, and I just posted luggage pictures in the gallery.  Luckily I didn't have too much trouble with the post office, for once.

All these works trips for LVs sound exciting, gina will be coming to work with me (just a store nothing special...) and possible with Mr. kjlutz (which might include special field trips, but that's not confirmed so i don't want to get hopes up... we'll just have to see what can be arranged).  Regardless spring has finally come, so Gina should be in for a wonderful visit. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 19, 2008 11:11:20 AM
I work from home so that won't be too exciting for Andie (unless you consider tearing apart old cars and growing carnivorous plants exciting). But we have a lot of road trips planned  :) If she gets here soon enough she'll be able to come with me while I help move my sister and her family across the state  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 19, 2008 12:42:56 PM
heh, I just asked Mr Mojen if he'd take Amigito to work..

Mr M: yeah! He's going to the Tate with me too, and the Globe!
Me: err, can *I* come?!

 ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 19, 2008 01:22:29 PM
Sounds fun Mojen! I do hope you get to tag a long on the trips. haha!

mr.kishcrafts is quite excited about taking Blossom to work. He said she gets to sample all the bakery/deli items she wants. So, curlygirl75, if she comes home having gained weight you can blame mr.kishcrafts!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 19, 2008 02:05:01 PM

Glad i'm not the only brit to find this PO problem! At least we can all lie about letters together!  :) Who made up that damn rule anyway?! Also my local PO gave me a 'warning' about sending meat products to USA including pork scratchings!! Who the hell would send pork scratchings?!!  ;D I would boycot my PO if i lived near another one!!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 19, 2008 02:21:16 PM
I found this infor on mailing a packet from the UK to anywhere outside of the UK on this website: http://www.ukstudentlife.com/Life/Post.htm

"You cannot include a personal letter, but you can include a greeting card with up to 5 words written on it." How crazy is that?

and this was on the Royal Mail website: http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content3?catId=400036&mediaId=400391

for a packet: "You can also include a letter relating to the contents, but no other personalised correspondence."

I wonder why they do this?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: talyra on April 19, 2008 02:37:02 PM
Because we're British and we love making up anal bureaucratic regulations about stupid things. We like to blame Brussels (home of the European parliament) but the truth is we've always done it. We tend to forget to repeal old ones too, so Britain has some of the best stupid laws in the world (I particularly like the one about shooting Welshmen in Chester with a bow and arrow if they are within the city walls on a Sunday, but that's just me).

I work from home so that won't be too exciting for Andie (unless you consider tearing apart old cars and growing carnivorous plants exciting). But we have a lot of road trips planned  :) If she gets here soon enough she'll be able to come with me while I help move my sister and her family across the state  ;D

Actually, I think Andie would be quite interested in helping tear apart old cars, long as she didn't get too dirty! I would be quite interested in seeing the carnivorous plants too, I have seeds for a Venus flytrap but I'm scared to plant them - I've got cyanide fingers or something, everything I try to grow dies...



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 19, 2008 02:45:54 PM
I'm sorry you and CC had so much trouble, FlowerWitch! Those are some strange rules. ???  Mr. DIY ho and I mailed Mango off today. As I was answering the questions, and filling out the customs form, Mr. ho (haha) said something like, "You're really getting good at this, aren't you?" And I said yeah, and the postal clerk said, "Oh, ebay?" ::)  I've been asked that before. No it's waaaaay cooler than ebay, woman! 8)

Talyra, we have old laws that are still technically on the books, too. My fave is South Carolina-specific, and is that a man can't beat his wife on the court house steps! My husband and I joke about this often. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: talyra on April 19, 2008 02:53:35 PM
"Mr. ho"... :D

LOL! Gotta love those old politically incorrect rules, eh? I read a quote - I think it was in a museum somewhere in a display on womens' legal rights from the 16th or 17th century - about a judge discussing the beating of wives. According to him, it should only be done with a wooden stick, not metal, and not out of anger but out of love. Or something. Thank Gawd times have changed...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 19, 2008 02:58:20 PM
Wow. I shudder to think...

In a funny/odd light, its illegal in Utah to fish from horseback. ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 19, 2008 02:59:57 PM
back on topic...thanks!

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 19, 2008 03:18:59 PM
Sorry to hear you had so much trouble FlowerWitch.
Went into my local information site yesterday to get some ideas for where to take my LV and didnt really get laughed at once. Theyve suggested alot of cool places and gave me a brochure to read through, SO (or should I call him Mr.Bubblegum_phoenix?) laughed when he found out what I did though


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: Huff on April 19, 2008 03:34:26 PM
Mr Huff has been coming up with heaps of placed to take Machida.  He's even going to take him to the football "Not when I go with the guys form work!"  The funny thing is that he's happy to take Machida into work with him but not to the footy with workmates.  It'll be the same people.  Maybe football is too serious to be seen with a little monkey?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 19, 2008 06:41:19 PM
 I forgot to say it here, but I got Hammy! I posted his just out of the box pictures in the gallery, page two!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 19, 2008 08:34:28 PM
Mr Huff has been coming up with heaps of placed to take Machida.  He's even going to take him to the football "Not when I go with the guys form work!"  The funny thing is that he's happy to take Machida into work with him but not to the footy with workmates.  It'll be the same people.  Maybe football is too serious to be seen with a little monkey?
That's hilarious! I guess a monkey might mess up the game-he's a lot of leg with little coordination.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 19, 2008 09:40:15 PM
I forgot to say it here, but I got Hammy!

I didn't get a PM saying you RECEIVED your LV.  ::)

Please send me and FlowerWitch when I your eceive. Thanks :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: tracey87 on April 19, 2008 09:58:22 PM
Thunderchild, its ok with me that Hughey will be a little late.  Let him know that he's not missing much...just school.  Maybe he'll get to meet Tad before he leaves!  I think the lady at the PO said it'd take 5-10 days.(This is my first time shipping internationally)  I understand nightmare days all too well...I planned on sending Tad out yesterday morning but couldn't find my wallet and then this morning I finally showed up at the post office 10 minutes before they close.  Anyways, I hope tomorrow is better.  :)

I'm sure Hughey will enjoy his chocolate.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: marylini on April 20, 2008 07:06:43 AM
Galvin arrived yesterday! I added some pictures of his fist night in my gallery!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: panda on April 20, 2008 07:53:35 AM
Here are a few pictures from spring break.

We just crossed the state line into alabama.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126287)

Here I am (Mel) with Arthur we are checking out a senic overlook on the way to his aunt's house. first is mel and arthur on the rock seat. second mel is sitting on the bench holding flowers.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126289)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126288)

Yeah we are almost home, crossing the georgia state line.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=126290)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 20, 2008 08:26:50 AM
ohh that is so cool


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bethiej78 on April 20, 2008 08:53:19 AM
just popped into the thread for the first time in a few days and had 12 pages to read!  my we are a chatty bunch! ;)  I love everyone's sending off pictures (especially those of SM (super monkey) since i will be getting him soon!!)  I am stupid and forgot to take pics of Beatrix before she left!  hopefully her nice hostess loops will take pics of her arrival?  anyway, loving everyone's stuff!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 20, 2008 09:11:47 AM
I just posted a pic of Rainy before her trip. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615)

(I think she'll be a bit cranky when she arrives, I didn't tell her she was going in an envelope)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 20, 2008 09:57:46 AM
I just posted a pic of Rainy before her trip. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615)

(I think she'll be a bit cranky when she arrives, I didn't tell her she was going in an envelope)

psh, I didnt tell miri either..i told her there was a margarita in there and she fell right in...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: thunderchild on April 20, 2008 09:58:35 AM
Thunderchild, its ok with me that Hughey will be a little late.  Let him know that he's not missing much...just school.  Maybe he'll get to meet Tad before he leaves!  I think the lady at the PO said it'd take 5-10 days.(This is my first time shipping internationally)  I understand nightmare days all too well...I planned on sending Tad out yesterday morning but couldn't find my wallet and then this morning I finally showed up at the post office 10 minutes before they close.  Anyways, I hope tomorrow is better.  :)

I'm sure Hughey will enjoy his chocolate.  ;)

Thanks for that, I will ask him to save some for you  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Dawno on April 20, 2008 10:40:29 AM
Hi, I'm Galvin's "grandmom" - I've been following the adventure and just wanted to stop in to say how much fun it's been to watch. Now I just need to visit my daughter and Hammy so I can get in the pictures :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ghilie on April 20, 2008 11:27:54 AM
I just posted a pic of Rainy before her trip. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615)

(I think she'll be a bit cranky when she arrives, I didn't tell her she was going in an envelope)

psh, I didnt tell miri either..i told her there was a margarita in there and she fell right in...

LOL, I think you'll like what I included with Guster.   ;D  Miri is coming to the right household...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 20, 2008 01:55:45 PM
uhohs! haha.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 20, 2008 07:33:21 PM
I just posted a pic of Rainy before her trip. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615)

(I think she'll be a bit cranky when she arrives, I didn't tell her she was going in an envelope)

Aww!  Hopefully she won't be too cranky.  I'm sure after the trip here, she'll need a nice place to rest, so I'll be sure that she has comfie accommodations!  LOL!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 20, 2008 08:18:10 PM
Tee-Hee! Hi mom! ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FruityLoops on April 20, 2008 11:54:20 PM
just popped into the thread for the first time in a few days and had 12 pages to read!  my we are a chatty bunch! ;)  I love everyone's sending off pictures (especially those of SM (super monkey) since i will be getting him soon!!)  I am stupid and forgot to take pics of Beatrix before she left!  hopefully her nice hostess loops will take pics of her arrival?  anyway, loving everyone's stuff!

T he he, I know what you mean, I started reading all the posts I'd missed last night and by bedtime still hadn't finished so having to read the rest now before going to work!  Oopsy, sure I'll take piccies of Beatrix when she arrives, I'll wait until she's emerged and we've met first, I think a flash in the face as soon as I open the box might be a bit scary!!  Can you believe after holding it back from Super Monkey I almost forgot to tell him where he was going at all  :o

Unfortunately me and "Mr FruityLoops" (ha ha ha he, does often get called Mr *my surname* but he's certainly never been called that before) work at the same place so Beatrix could come to work with each of us but the piccies would be the same!

Fellow Brits, you must have REALLY anal post office people. I don't think I've been asked about notes or letters in ages, certainly not since I moved down here and not often in Bristol either. Maybe it's a laid back West Country attitude thing. Mind you, I never actually TELL them there's a note in there... like anyone would bother to bloody look. It's a ludicrous rule anyway.

I've never been asked either, though I was aware of the bizarre rule cos someone warned me a while back so I make sure I don't tell them ;)  The woman did give me a funny look when I said there was a super hero in the package though, I'm surprised she didn't demand more details.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 21, 2008 07:06:54 AM
lmao, Oh I wish you had photos of her face!! Classic


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: ckchan on April 21, 2008 08:13:57 AM
I have received Gus, however, he's stuck in the landlord's office :(.  I will try to get him today and let him out of his box.  I'm giving such a bad impression right now. 

I hope Baby Smiley got to CT ok. 
Question

When we post pics in the gallery, should we post in our reserved area only, for our own LV?  Or should we post a separate one when we receive our visitors?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 09:50:18 AM

When we post pics in the gallery, should we post in our reserved area only, for our own LV?  Or should we post a separate one when we receive our visitors?

Yuor one RESERVED gallery will be for ALL pics. Pics of the LV you host and pics of your LV when they return home to you. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: panda on April 21, 2008 10:34:41 AM
Maddie just arrived. i will post pictures later.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 21, 2008 11:22:22 AM
Rainy just arrived!  And then it started to rain!  LOL!  Am posting pics in a few minutes!  YAY!  I can't wait to take her out about town!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 21, 2008 11:24:36 AM
Maddie just arrived. i will post pictures later.


Yay! This made my day! I can't wait until Mel gets here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 11:30:55 AM
Please make sure that ALL pictures are posted in
the GALLLERY and not in here! Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 21, 2008 11:40:17 AM
sooo it SAYS guster was delivered, but I called the Realtor and he isnt there... I'll go by this afternoon though and rescue him


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 01:24:06 PM
Blossom arrived safe and sound!

She said she is VERY happy to be out of the bubble envelope. We are sitting down to have some lunch. Pics coming soon!

I made a myspace page for my little visitor. I will be updating it ASAP. The link is in my signature. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bigfatroses on April 21, 2008 01:26:04 PM
I made a myspace page for my little visitor. I will be updating it ASAP. The link is in my signature. :)

That's a cute idea!  I think I may take Rainy to have her portraits done!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 21, 2008 01:43:59 PM
I made a myspace page for my little visitor. I will be updating it ASAP. The link is in my signature. :)

Mind if I borrow the idea? I wanted to make some sort of web page but I'm no HTML wiz. I didn't even think of myspace!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 01:49:13 PM
go for it!!! make sure you add a friend request!! :


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 21, 2008 02:07:24 PM
go for it!!! make sure you add a friend request!! :

I just did! Expect a friend request from Mel The Koala :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: drinkdrankdrunk on April 21, 2008 02:15:35 PM
That's really cute, putting the LV's on myspace. Just watch out for LV "Scary Lary's" and "Chester Molester's"... You never know who's out there trying to get on a poor unknowing stuffy!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: violette28 on April 21, 2008 02:26:55 PM
I've just posted pictures of Professor Linus's 1st day in the gallery! (page 4, I think)

When I asked Linus if he would like a myspace, he mumbled something about it being a waste of time and waddled off to finish the book hes reading. Hes such a bookish penguin! I'll have to socialize him a little bit tomorrow. Maybe I should have him meet my poppets... but I think they might be a bit overwhelming. He's extra shy around girls.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 02:28:31 PM
ohhh that sounds SO like something Professor Linus would say! i hope the girl poppets smother him with kisses! HA!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 21, 2008 02:53:47 PM
gah! i feel horrible for poor little Guster :( He's being held ransom by someone...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 21, 2008 03:06:09 PM
I forgot to take a pic of Mango leaving! Oops. Maybe FlowerWitch can take a pic of his bubble envelope. He helped pick it out! He said he wanted to travel in style. 8) ;) ;D 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 21, 2008 03:19:10 PM

Me and my trusty phone camera are all set and ready to snap mamgo the moment the postman knocks on my door!!! So excited!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 21, 2008 03:21:05 PM

Me and my trusty phone camera are all set and ready to snap mamgo the moment the postman knocks on my door!!! So excited!!!  ;D

I'm ready and excited, too! Too bad vampires and penguins can't fly! :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 21, 2008 03:49:28 PM
I feel like such a twit.. I completely spaced taking pictures of Aria as she was leaving.  ::)
I was so worried about the weather and getting to the post office I even somehow missed her treats and found them on the coffee table when I got home. I'll have to mail them out with Andie's contract when I mail it back :) At least that way I'll know there will be some left to share because Aria won't have had a chance to eat them all en route :D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: beckashell on April 21, 2008 04:25:11 PM
I'm so glad that Gus made it safely to Arizona. I hope your landlord is taking good care of him.
He made himself a facebook page just before he left. When I find the link i'll send it to you.

and... BABY SMILEY arrived today!! He missed out on a very exciting day - although there would not have been any great photo opportunities. We accidently got locked out of our house and in the backyard which has high fences that noone has a chance of climbing. We were without a phone but fortunately a friend arrived before we had to break a window :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 04:48:57 PM
ALL mini galleries have been secured. Feel free to post away in the gallery now.

I will be working on making the links to your galleries in a list on the gallery page. You can also make a link in your signature line if you want it to be visible under your postings.



Also, you are NOT required to get a DC# when sending your contract back to your partner. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ckchan on April 21, 2008 05:46:54 PM
I got Gus today, physically that is.  To make him feel welcome, I made some mac and cheese.  He was enjoying the view from the balcony when he got to my place :).  I'll be posting some pics soon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: beckashell on April 21, 2008 06:09:00 PM
I got Gus today, physically that is.  To make him feel welcome, I made some mac and cheese.  He was enjoying the view from the balcony when he got to my place :).  I'll be posting some pics soon.

Mac and cheese?? Wow. He's going to love you forever!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ckchan on April 21, 2008 06:24:36 PM
Question- How do you make mini pics that are links?  I'm posting reg. sized pics right now. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: tracey87 on April 21, 2008 06:28:09 PM
If you use craftster photo hosting, where you go to get the regular sized image theres a section that says "(To show a small linked thumbnail instead, copy and paste this:)".  Otherwise, I dunno..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ckchan on April 21, 2008 06:28:32 PM
Thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: tracey87 on April 21, 2008 06:30:24 PM
I hope that actually helped! I'm not that articulate. lol  Here's better instructions.

Under photo upload options click Craftster Photo Hosting.  Upload photo or click photo to use.  Under ď(To show a small linked thumbnail instead, copy and paste this:)Ē theres a code to copy and paste.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 21, 2008 06:30:54 PM
you ladies figured it out! YAY!



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FruityLoops on April 22, 2008 04:15:35 AM
Woohoo, just received a package from bethiej78 and young Miss Beatrix emerged looking very sleepy!!!  Will be posting piccies in the gallery a little later 8)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 12:04:18 PM
I totally spaced but Blossom is going to get a chance to help raise $ for The March of Dimes this weekend. We are doing the "Walk for Babies" walk on Saturday. I hope her little legs can carry her through the 6 milk walk. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bethiej78 on April 22, 2008 12:46:30 PM
Super Monkey will be helping me raise money for AIDS research on May 18th at AIDS Walk NY!  Look at our LVs - caring about people and stuff!  It's excellent.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: marylini on April 22, 2008 12:50:21 PM
Galvin won't be doing any charity work, but he will be travelling to Boston, Philadelphia and Maryland from his homebase in NYC!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 03:07:39 PM
Poor guster is still MIA. Postalforwarding.com has him  (evidently USPS has contracted our mail to them  ::) >:( >:( ???) and no one will tell me where he is. Theres also another swap package in there..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 03:22:23 PM
what??? OH NO! I am sure Guster will be found and delivered safe and sound.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: thanate on April 22, 2008 03:34:11 PM
Alistar got in yesterday, so pictures of him should be appearing in the gallery shortly...  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 04:00:52 PM
what??? OH NO! I am sure Guster will be found and delivered safe and sound.

he'd better, or i'ma round up a stuffie army and storm the place


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ghilie on April 22, 2008 04:44:04 PM
what??? OH NO! I am sure Guster will be found and delivered safe and sound.

he'd better, or i'ma round up a stuffie army and storm the place

When I looked up the DC number it said it had been delivered yesterday.  Oh noes!  Poor Guster.
" Label/Receipt Number: 0307 1790 0000 0673 0935
Status: Delivered

Your item was delivered at 7:53 AM on April 21, 2008 in RALEIGH, NC 27606. "

I hope postal forwarding finds your swap packages.  Do you live in student housing?

And I received Miri today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: beckashell on April 22, 2008 04:53:11 PM
Super Monkey will be helping me raise money for AIDS research on May 18th at AIDS Walk NY!  Look at our LVs - caring about people and stuff!  It's excellent.

Baby Smiley will be doing the 'WALK FOR AUTISM' in early June. I wonder if we'll find a team tshirt in his size....?

and I hope that Guster turns up soon!!! Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 05:01:55 PM
what??? OH NO! I am sure Guster will be found and delivered safe and sound.

he'd better, or i'ma round up a stuffie army and storm the place

When I looked up the DC number it said it had been delivered yesterday.  Oh noes!  Poor Guster.
" Label/Receipt Number: 0307 1790 0000 0673 0935
Status: Delivered

Your item was delivered at 7:53 AM on April 21, 2008 in RALEIGH, NC 27606. "

I hope postal forwarding finds your swap packages.  Do you live in student housing?

And I received Miri today.

Nope, not student housing. All year we've gotten packages juuuust fine. Yesturday the USPS tells me the Postal Forwarding people have my packages and to contact them...Sooo, I sent a rousing email a bit ago. Tomorrow, i tell ya!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: RoaneFaery on April 22, 2008 06:33:30 PM
Rincewind arrived yesterday .. I posted a couple pic in the gallery.  Don't worry.. he ran away quickly and was unharmed.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 22, 2008 06:54:38 PM
Aroha's well on her way. seems so wierd not having her here, I usually take pics of her here at home! Looking forward to recieving my LV


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 22, 2008 07:01:35 PM
I totally spaced but Blossom is going to get a chance to help raise $ for The March of Dimes this weekend. We are doing the "Walk for Babies" walk on Saturday. I hope her little legs can carry her through the 6 milk walk. :P

Wow, I had no idea she was such a good samaritan!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 07:07:21 PM
I totally spaced but Blossom is going to get a chance to help raise $ for The March of Dimes this weekend. We are doing the "Walk for Babies" walk on Saturday. I hope her little legs can carry her through the 6 milk walk. :P

Wow, I had no idea she was such a good samaritan!

She is and she is very excited! We also just heard back from the Special Olympics Volunteer Organizer for our area and we are going to be helping out at a Special Olympics Golf Tournament on May 29th. I do A LOT of volunteering throughout the year. :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 07:13:59 PM
well, our postman just returned to our house (10:00 PM ::)) to tell me he forgot that there were two packages for us. Guster is quite happily out of his envelope, having a drink and pizza. Much better.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 22, 2008 07:16:14 PM
lol, your postman would do that? Mine would leave it until the next day lol  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 07:17:51 PM
uhh..well, after the emails and phone calls exchanged with his supervisor...I'm shocked he didnt show up with candy as an extra


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ghilie on April 22, 2008 07:28:51 PM
well, our postman just returned to our house (10:00 PM ::)) to tell me he forgot that there were two packages for us. Guster is quite happily out of his envelope, having a drink and pizza. Much better.

Wow, color me impressed.  Will you call the IRS and the credit card company for me?  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 07:33:15 PM
good job rira! It pays to be a stickler for services they are supposed to provide us! LOL

mr.kishcrafts calls me the customer service police. I am always on the phone or emailing when something goes horribly awry.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 22, 2008 07:38:47 PM
lmao, you've got more guts than me Rira, I make the other half do that. We play good customer bad customer  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: violette28 on April 22, 2008 07:44:18 PM
Does anyone know how to make text clickable in your signature? I want to put the link for my mini gallery, but having the whole thing typed out is really long!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 07:48:19 PM
Does anyone know how to make text clickable in your signature? I want to put the link for my mini gallery, but having the whole thing typed out is really long!

{url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653645#msg2653645}Little Visitors Gallery{/url}

But make the { } into [  ]


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 22, 2008 07:52:54 PM

Wow, color me impressed.  Will you call the IRS and the credit card company for me?  ;D
perhaps  ;) I've thought about calling them myself!

lmao, you've got more guts than me Rira, I make the other half do that. We play good customer bad customer  :D
awww, SO and myself play bad customer and worse customer. it takes alot to PUSH me up to the complaining level, but once I get there... :o

good job rira! It pays to be a stickler for services they are supposed to provide us! LOL

mr.kishcrafts calls me the customer service police. I am always on the phone or emailing when something goes horribly awry.

haha. yeah, me too, I go a wee crazy on it.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 22, 2008 07:59:26 PM
lol, I just get fustrated and stress out and hand the phone over and then sit there and tell my SO to calm down.
Brr its soo cold, work isnt going to be fun. I work night shift at a sawmill so Im looking forward to scraping ice off my car  ::) joys lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: violette28 on April 22, 2008 08:00:45 PM
Does anyone know how to make text clickable in your signature? I want to put the link for my mini gallery, but having the whole thing typed out is really long!

{url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653645#msg2653645}Little Visitors Gallery{/url}

But make the { } into [  ]

Thanks! I think I did it.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 08:02:37 PM
you did it!!!

And I love that we will go to crazy lengths to secure our LV's! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: dragonslair on April 22, 2008 08:26:09 PM
Rhaegal Arrived Today!!!!  No pics yet.  Silly me packed the camera for the move.  Tommorrow we will be attending the meeting for Save The UNCW Forest Legal Defense Fund


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 22, 2008 09:15:18 PM
I made a myspace page for Count Cucumber and me. I will add a link in my signature when he arrives! ;)

My husband laughed at me! ::) :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 09:24:36 PM
I made a myspace page for Count Cucumber and me. I will add a link in my signature when he arrives! ;)

My husband laughed at me! ::) :D

thats funny cause when I told mr.kishcrafts that Blossom was on her way, HE asked me if I had made her myspace page yet! LOL


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: violette28 on April 22, 2008 09:29:38 PM
I'm still trying to convince Linus on the myspace thing.  :D
Currently hes helping me study for my driving permit test!  :o


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 22, 2008 09:31:14 PM
I'm still trying to convince Linus on the myspace thing.  :D
Currently hes helping me study for my driving permit test!  :o

I am sure he will cave in. Maybe all the LV's with myspace pages should put a little peer pressure on him. LOL

I think he would be the PERFECT study buddy for a driving test or any test at that!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: DIY ho on April 22, 2008 09:34:27 PM
You know, until tonight I didn't realize how many penguins were in this swap! I had to go through the gallery to see the new pics, and noticed. And they all look different! Like the monkeys we've got, too. All the LVs are cute and I'm already enjoying the pics, and planning! (And myspace-making!) ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: violette28 on April 22, 2008 09:38:52 PM
I'm still trying to convince Linus on the myspace thing.  :D
Currently hes helping me study for my driving permit test!  :o

I am sure he will cave in. Maybe all the LV's with myspace pages should put a little peer pressure on him. LOL

I think he would be the PERFECT study buddy for a driving test or any test at that!

I think he will eventually!
He's very good at keeping me focused, which is my biggest problem. I tend to wander over to sites like craftster!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 23, 2008 05:14:47 AM

I have been away from the computer for one day and so much has happened! I love the fact that we are all so in love with our LV's that we got to amazing lengths to insure their safety!!! Yay us!!!  ;D

Mango is still not here yet, still anticipating the arrival of the VIP (visiting important penguin)  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FruityLoops on April 23, 2008 05:55:47 AM
You know, until tonight I didn't realize how many penguins were in this swap! I had to go through the gallery to see the new pics, and noticed. And they all look different! Like the monkeys we've got, too. All the LVs are cute and I'm already enjoying the pics, and planning! (And myspace-making!) ;D

Be careful calling Super Monkey a monkey, technically he obviously is a monkey but he doesn't like the implication that he is an ordinary Earth monkey since obviously he is an alien :D  He gets very tetchy about that!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 23, 2008 07:20:55 AM
Im going to buck the trend and not make my LV a Myspace. I dont even have one  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: rira on April 23, 2008 08:41:56 AM
Guster's not getting his own myspace...he's worried about those creepy stalker tittyfish. He did convince me to start him up a blog though. theguster.blogspot.com (http://theguster.blogspot.com)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bigfatroses on April 23, 2008 08:44:11 AM
Guster's not getting his own myspace...he's worried about those creepy stalker tittyfish. He did convince me to start him up a blog though. theguster.blogspot.com (http://theguster.blogspot.com)

 :D :D :D Stalker tittyfish  :D :D :D

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to do a LV blog or MySpace...  Maybe after the hubbs leaves for Germany- I'll have loads of time then!  LOL!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bethiej78 on April 23, 2008 09:42:34 AM
You know, until tonight I didn't realize how many penguins were in this swap! I had to go through the gallery to see the new pics, and noticed. And they all look different! Like the monkeys we've got, too. All the LVs are cute and I'm already enjoying the pics, and planning! (And myspace-making!) ;D

Be careful calling Super Monkey a monkey, technically he obviously is a monkey but he doesn't like the implication that he is an ordinary Earth monkey since obviously he is an alien :D  He gets very tetchy about that!

Thanks for the warning!  I am still eagerly awaiting SM's arrival!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 23, 2008 09:48:26 AM
As I was sitting at my kitchen table, working on my last college essay EVER, the doorbell rang. All I could think was, "Mel's here, Mel's here!"
Unfortunately, it was the UPS guy with a package for my roommate. Doesn't he know better than to do something like that?!
I hope he gets here soon. I move on Sunday and don't want to make him stay in his packaging longer than necessary!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on April 23, 2008 09:51:25 AM
I haven't decided on a MySPace either.  I don't check my own that often anymore lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 23, 2008 11:39:22 AM
I made a myspace page for Count Cucumber and me. I will add a link in my signature when he arrives! ;)

My husband laughed at me! ::) :D
I made MySpace for Machida before he left-complete with booze shots and everything! :) I mostly think MySpace is useless, but for this, it's fun.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 11:48:18 AM
did you send me a friend request? www.myspace.com/little_visitor :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 23, 2008 02:43:35 PM
Normally I can't stand Myspace .. but for this it might actually be fun :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 02:45:40 PM
for those with such a distaste for myspace you could do what rira is doing and make your LV a blog. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: JennyBear on April 23, 2008 02:46:51 PM
Guster's not getting his own myspace...he's worried about those creepy stalker tittyfish. He did convince me to start him up a blog though. theguster.blogspot.com (http://theguster.blogspot.com)

I like the blogger.com idea! Most people's Myspace pages give me a headache.

I'm going to go make Trevor a blog right now...



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 23, 2008 03:22:38 PM
for those with such a distaste for myspace you could do what rira is doing and make your LV a blog. :)

Myspace hates me, it won't let me log ito my own account, let alone create a new one!   ::)

JennyBear: it looks like Trevor's in the US!  That's as far as the British Postal service lets me track, sadly, but at least I know he's nearly there! (isn't a worried mother, honest)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: panda on April 23, 2008 04:29:14 PM
We are just chilling out this week. Maddy is meeting all the pets, except the new baby birds (2). We ran errands today. Tomorrow we will play around the house.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 23, 2008 06:16:59 PM
Does anyone know how to make text clickable in your signature? I want to put the link for my mini gallery, but having the whole thing typed out is really long!

{url=https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653645#msg2653645}Little Visitors Gallery{/url}

But make the { } into [  ]

How do you figure out the message number? I thought I had it, but when I test click on the link it just goes to the top of the page and not directly to my post.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 06:34:04 PM
click on the SUBJECT line in your posting and the url will change from the main url to the one that has the #msg thing at the end. here is your url: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2654501#msg2654501

:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 23, 2008 06:37:09 PM
OK. Thank you!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 23, 2008 06:38:28 PM
you are very welcome. ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FlowerWitch on April 24, 2008 09:28:20 AM

Mango is here!! Yay!! We are off to cause havvock everywhere!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 24, 2008 10:47:27 AM
Whoo hoo! According to her tracking number Aria "left the United States from SAN FRANCISCO at 6:49 AM on April 24, 2008" :D
Hopefully within a couple more days she'll arrive safely at Talyra's 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 24, 2008 04:43:04 PM
lol, Im hoping my LV will be here soon. Theres been so many things Id wanted to do with it but thats OK. ANZAC day here today (25th) so got alot of poppies everywhere and stuff like that  :D Ive saved my LV a poppy  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: curlygirl75 on April 24, 2008 06:41:15 PM
Yay! My little visitor, Sheena, arrived today! Well, she actually arrived yesterday and spent most of today in the apartment office. She was a little cranky about that, but warmed up quickly and is busy making friends around my apartment.

Kishcrafts sent the cutest package and some awesome goodies too! I am posting photos shortly. I hope that my picture taking slows down a bit, otherwise this may get out of control.  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 24, 2008 11:07:02 PM
glad to see she arrived safe and sound curlygirl75. :)

I have updated the gallery sent/received list, please check your info and make sure it is correct. thanks!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 25, 2008 03:53:42 AM
I really want Amigito to arrive today/tomorrow!  We're going on a loooong drive this weekend (to another country, no less! well, province... but they do have a different language!  ::)) and he'd be able to go to the seaside too!

Though, I'm not sure about the etiquette involved with LVs and funerals  :D (SO's relative, not mine, my family would probably pose with Amigito...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: talyra on April 25, 2008 05:47:49 AM
Isn't the gallery looking ace? I've been enjoying all the adventures so far.

I should think I will be seeing Aria sometime in the next week. Dozy Talyra forgot to record her own customs number so she has no idea where poor Andie is.

Wales, perchance, Mojen? ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 25, 2008 05:59:17 AM
Wales, perchance, Mojen? ;)

yup  :D

It'll be 'fun', aside from the fact it's a funeral, half the family only speak Welsh, and my Welsh, well, I can count to 10, say my name and tell you what the weather's like! (getting there...)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: talyra on April 25, 2008 08:21:19 AM
You mean half the family only speak Welsh... when there are English people around ;)
And you can speak more Welsh than me and I grew up there (ok, so the Newport area only just counts but it's still the right side of the Severn Bridge!) and supposedly took a GCSE in it. So be proud of what you can do!

Having said all that, I'd like to take my LV to Wales if I get the chance - I know I have to visit the family at some point in June, I think it's after the return sendout deadline but I will have to double check. It has its nice places here and there, and I happen to come from one of them. That's not Newport itself, that just happens to be the only place anyone's heard of nearby... :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 25, 2008 10:10:41 AM
Andie is here!  ;D :D I'll post pictures as soon as possible

I have to say - the US Postal Service sucks! It took Aria 5 days just to make it out of California which is right down the coast from us! Plus I sent her Priority which is supposed to be faster and costs a bundle. Andie was sent first class and made it all the way here in almost the same amount of time.

Andie is in good shape, though her box took a bit of a beating! I'm excited to start showing her around. And mother nature is cooperating - we're supposed to have a break in the rain/snow stuff this weekend too.. yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on April 25, 2008 11:18:16 AM
I have to say - the US Postal Service sucks!

I agree! It took my package 3 days to leave GA! It really depends though. Maddy made it to Panda in 3 days(ish) but Mel still isn't here and was only sent the day after mine.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 25, 2008 11:59:17 AM
I have to say - the US Postal Service sucks!

I'm with you there!  I sent COR out to Australia via Priority mail last Thursday and he's still not there 7 days later!  The wait is killing me!  I hope I packed him with enough chocolate to last him for such a long journey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 12:07:12 PM
USPS Priority Mail INTERNATIONAL delivers in 6-10 days, and they do mean business days  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: ursulaandolive on April 25, 2008 12:17:25 PM
USPS Priority Mail INTERNATIONAL delivers in 6-10 days, and they do mean business days  ::)

Ugh, I hate waiting. :)  This is why I like Star Trek - the thought of just beaming my LV there and back in a matter of seconds would be so much better than 6-10 business days!  Ugh!   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 25, 2008 12:18:28 PM
USPS Priority Mail INTERNATIONAL delivers in 6-10 days, and they do mean business days  ::)

I understand that, and USPS First Class International is supposed to be the same or a tad longer. I've been shipping overseas for the past 10 years for our business :D

I've just been noticing lately that international first class packages seem to get to their destination much faster than the more expensive priority mail.. something to keep in mind if your packages are light enough to go first class :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 12:42:34 PM
don't get me wrong... I too have a severe hatred for the USPS!

I mailed a priority mail international (6-10 days) package to the UK and a priority mail domestic (2-3 days) to South Carolimna on the same day. The international one made it to the UK in 3 days and the domestic one took 6. Across the US in 6 days or acorss the US AND an ocean in 3??? Screwy or what?

And I too have had First Class mail make it to its destination before the more expensive prioroty mail.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 25, 2008 02:50:17 PM
My mom and I have noticed that when she mails something parcel post on Friday morning, I get it Monday afternoon.  And we're on opposite coasts.  But if she mails something let's say on Monday (parcel post), I won't get it until the following Monday, if not later than that.   >:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on April 25, 2008 03:02:25 PM
If I mail something domestic priority Saturday morning, it will arrive on either coast (I'm in the middle of the country) on Monday morning! But things mailed on Friday may not arrive until Tuesday...

I don't think the international shipping times  include customs. The priority international packages require the long customs form (except the flat rate envelope) while first class intl only needs the short form. I wonder if the short form packages go through customs faster...

Anyway, to make this more on topic, Johann is going to go with me for blintz on Sunday. Next weekend he will get to go to dim sum and help with some gardening! Actually, there will mostly be tame in-town adventures until June (the work travel is still uncertain).  Although, dim sum requires driving to Denver, so we may do some sightseeing beforehand.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on April 25, 2008 03:33:17 PM
I was wondering how many people decided to make blogs or Myspace pages for their LV.. and if there was any way to locate all the links in one spot? Or at least make it easier to find? :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 03:37:43 PM
I too have noticed that shipments that take place on Fri/Sat and travel during the weekend are quite fast versus shipping during the week.

Dim sum, eh? YUM! I am planning 2 trips into the city (san francisco) on the 1st wednesday and thursday of May. Those days are FREE Museum, Exploratorium, Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Garden tours and other cool SF places.

I was wondering how many people decided to make blogs or Myspace pages for their LV.. and if there was any way to locate all the links in one spot? Or at least make it easier to find? :)

Check out participants craftster profiles for links and/or their signature lines. I am trying to put together a list on the gallery page of all the mini galleries and I would be more than happy to include any myspace/facebook/blogs.etc links....Just send them to me in a PM.  
:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: KiwiDragons on April 25, 2008 06:18:19 PM
My own LV has a MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/machidamonkey) page-although I doubt I'll be updating it while he's gone, although I might "steal" some pictures that Huff posts to put on it.

I made Mawson a blog (http://mawsoninmo.blogspot.com/) to keep track of everything while he's here.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: JadedJenn on April 25, 2008 08:08:13 PM
It would be great if all the blogs and myspace pages were in one place! *runs off to write a PM*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 25, 2008 08:17:51 PM
It would be great if all the blogs and myspace pages were in one place! *runs off to write a PM*
sure would, eh? send me the links to your LV's myspace/facebook/flickr/blogspot/etc


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 25, 2008 08:33:10 PM
woo! Elizabeth (my LV) should hopefully be on her way on Monday, yay


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: JennyBear on April 25, 2008 08:51:51 PM
Trevor is totally here!!! But he's stuck at the post office until tomorrow morning when I go pick him up. I don't know why the post never leaves packages at my apartment door..it's totally safe...grrr arg.

Yay! can't wait...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on April 25, 2008 09:10:20 PM
I think Id rather the posties kept my package safe rather than someone pinching it, imagine never knowing where your LV went because a neighbour decided they wanted it more that you!!  :o but I do agree sometimes they are just silly, they have taken fat letter sized packages, that could have been put into my mailbox, back with them  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: tracey87 on April 26, 2008 01:10:56 AM
I too have noticed that shipments that take place on Fri/Sat and travel during the weekend are quite fast versus shipping during the week.

Dim sum, eh? YUM! I am planning 2 trips into the city (san francisco) on the 1st wednesday and thursday of May. Those days are FREE Museum, Exploratorium, Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Garden tours and other cool SF places.


Free what?!  Are all those places free or just the museum? what museum? for who?? *runs to check calendar*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on April 26, 2008 02:06:28 AM
Amigito's here!  He can come to Wales now!!  ;D

ETA: I will do a slightly more interesting post later, need coffee...


ETA: Amigito helped me making coffee, and I've put his arrival pics up in the gallery (we're on page 2)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on April 26, 2008 07:12:01 AM

Free what?!  Are all those places free or just the museum? what museum? for who?? *runs to check calendar*

YEP! All those things are FREE on the 1st WEDS and 1st THURS of the month. there are also some other places FREE on the 1st TUES but that is like the Cartoon muesum and something else. Check your local better business beurea or tourist center. I also forgot that the Academy of Sciences a is included and the DeYoung reopened last year so that is FREE too. The only drawback is that A LOT of schools take advantage of this day so there are tons of kids visiting too. I think they might get a kick out of me taking pics of blossom. :P


Here is a link to some info about the FREE Museum days:
http://gosanfrancisco.about.com/od/museums/tp/SFMuseums1.htm

Always double check with the facility to make sure that the info is correct. Sometimes they switch which day of the week is their FREE day. :)

Let me know if you make it up to the city tracey87, maybe we could meet up and see eachothers LV's. Just a thought. :P




Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on April 26, 2008 07:18:18 AM
I took Rainy to my town's Swan Lake-Iris Gardens this morning, but the swans were being horribly grumpy, so we didn't stay for long.  I suppose they were mad that we didn't take bread with us!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: tracey87 on April 27, 2008 12:16:43 AM
Wow, thank you! I didn't know about those days!!! Unfortunately my LV isn't here yet(hopefully he was sent today??)  I'm sad now cause I realized that unless Hughey makes it here by next weekend he will miss out on Maker Faire and taking a picture with my boyfriend and I before his prom.   :(  And the week after next will be all about studying for finals...oh well, at least our library is pretty cool?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on May 02, 2008 03:03:39 PM
well, we are still waiting for 3 LV's to make it to their host families. Glad to see everyone is having fun. :)

<3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 02, 2008 05:53:56 PM
Alrighty, NZ Post tops the list of stupid post offices  >:( they have upped the price (its now $1 for a letter... thats right, a LETTER, to be send within NZ), Aroha STILL hasnt arrived (she was sent aaages ago, Elizabeth arrived today and was sent on MONDAY!!!) and they 'are not able to 100% confirm where she is'
I am one stroppy Bubblegum. Stupid NZ post, I even gathered enough guts to grump at them!
On a happier note, Elizabeth arrived today (photos in gallery soon)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FlowerWitch on May 03, 2008 10:15:07 AM

$1? OMG and i thought Uk was bad!

Its a conspiracy! Maybe Aroha is an international kiwi of mystery spy and cant actually tell you her whereabouts at the moment! ........................ just a thought!!  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on May 03, 2008 04:50:25 PM
WOO HOO!! Every LV has safely made it to its destination. Now everyone can join in on the fun!

Quick organizational post:

I do not update the sent/received list by looking at what is posted in the gallery or in this thread. I must get a PM in order for the list to be updated!

Everyone should have sent out their LV's contact and they should be trickling in over the next week or so. If anyone has not sent out the contact please do so ASAP!

I know that a few LV's were received WITHOUT a bio and contract. This was part of the swap requirements and I am very disappointed that a handful of you did not follow the swap rules. :(

Please let me know if you have not heard from your partner for an extended amount of time and I will do my best to track her down.

Posting pictures in the gallery during the swap is not mandatory but it would be nice to see a few here and there. If you and your partner have decided that you want to be surprised then that is fine. Posting pics when your LV makes it way back home is mandatory!

Thanks for your cooperation.





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 03, 2008 06:00:36 PM
lol, with Aroha it wouldnt surprise me, she is an adrenaline junkie after all (like most kiwis it seems, except for me - I have a chronic fear of heights - well not so much the height but the sudden stop at the bottom if I was to fall  :() but she arrived today, yay! I was getting a wee bit worried. Esp cos it would be so freaken expensive to resend lol, I think theres $3 to every pound for people that use pounds, Auz is 80c to every NZ $ and Id hate to think what America is (maybe $1.20? I try to work it out at the bank but I have no idea what Im doing lol)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on May 09, 2008 01:12:35 PM
Yay it's Friday! Anyone have any cool weekend plans with their LV's?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on May 09, 2008 01:25:20 PM
Not too much this weekend - going to a Nepali buffet brunch tomorrow. Next week is tech week for the community theater production (an Ibsen play) so Johann will get to learn how to use the sound and light board and watch some rehearsals. The good news is that we are definitely going on a work trip to Miami the week after next. Johann will be racking up the frequent flier miles!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Mojen on May 09, 2008 02:03:33 PM
Yay it's Friday! Anyone have any cool weekend plans with their LV's?

We DID have plans, we were going to Grand Designs Live (a home-building/decorating roadshow based around a tv show), which I was very excited to win tickets to... but I forgot to get the SO to print the etickets at work.... so if we can find a printer...!

If not, we'll be handing out political leaflets in the town centre, which may prove awkward for picture taking... "here, have this our-government-are-mad materials, can i take your pic with a monkey??"  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: thanate on May 09, 2008 02:09:41 PM
If not, we'll be handing out political leaflets in the town centre, which may prove awkward for picture taking... "here, have this our-government-are-mad materials, can i take your pic with a monkey??"  ::)

That would be fantastic!  :D

I am still trying to decide what I'm doing this weekend, but there's about a 30% chance that my brother will want me to drive across country with him when he moves out to CA next week.  In which case, life will get pretty interesting for a little while...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: talyra on May 09, 2008 02:41:07 PM
Weekend? Not much. Still have to show Aria the town centre at some point... did I mention I hate going out on Saturdays though? There are just too many people around.

Does anyone else find themselves getting irrationally overprotective when taking their LV out? The other day I was posing Aria for a picture, I had to go off a bit of a way and I told my boyfriend to stay close by in case anybody thought it would be fun to run off with her :-\ I really want to take her to the Cathedral green with some of my other stuffies and have a picnic there with all of them, I think it would make for some fantastic photos, but my boyfriend refuses to do it unless I can recruit some more human beings. I don't know too many people down here and the ones I do know are hard to pin down. I'd do it on my own but I'm a bit scared - I don't care at all if people laugh at me or give me funny looks but I'm worried that some nasty little chav would think it funny to snatch one of the stuffies and do something horrid to him/her/it, and while of course I'd be upset if any of my stuffies got hurt I would never quite forgive myself if something bad happened to Aria. I don't know why I'm so worried about it, Exeter's not a "rough" place, it's not like I'm usually scared about doing stuff on my own and I'd like to think I'm not affected by modern paranoia about the state of society but I can't seem to help worrying.

Is it just me? :-[


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: RoaneFaery on May 09, 2008 04:32:58 PM
If not, we'll be handing out political leaflets in the town centre, which may prove awkward for picture taking... "here, have this our-government-are-mad materials, can i take your pic with a monkey??"  ::)

That would be fantastic!  :D

I am still trying to decide what I'm doing this weekend, but there's about a 30% chance that my brother will want me to drive across country with him when he moves out to CA next week.  In which case, life will get pretty interesting for a little while...

Wow.. I guess Alistar would get to see a lot more if you do that.. I'm sure you can find giant balls of string and all sorts of fun things to look at off the side of the road. 
I'm afraid Rincewind will get to watch me paint my living room before the mob comes to town for the wedding next week. 
There is my bachelorette party this weekend but I don't think Rincewind would want to hang out with a bunch of girls.  I'll try to get him in a couple of pictures maybe before we go to far but I don't even know where we are going.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: thanate on May 09, 2008 04:59:58 PM
I am still trying to decide what I'm doing this weekend, but there's about a 30% chance that my brother will want me to drive across country with him when he moves out to CA next week.  In which case, life will get pretty interesting for a little while...

Wow.. I guess Alistar would get to see a lot more if you do that.. I'm sure you can find giant balls of string and all sorts of fun things to look at off the side of the road. 
I'm afraid Rincewind will get to watch me paint my living room before the mob comes to town for the wedding next week. 

That sounds safe and boring, so I'm sure he'll enjoy it.  :) 

And there's some pretty fun stuff along I-80; I think my favorites as seen from the road were the field in (I can't remember if it was Iowa or Nebraska) where someone had put up a model human skeleton leading a life-size t-rex skeleton on a leash, and the random giant planetoid-or-something sculpture in the middle of the salt flats west of Salt Lake City.  But I haven't been out that way in about four years, so who knows what might have changed.  It's looking semi-unlikely that I will be going, though, since I'd have a firm deadline of being back by the 20th, which is a little much to ask for leaving here at the end of next week. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 09, 2008 05:11:21 PM
I never have plans- we just always wing it!  LOL!  If we wake up early enough, we'll go hit up some yard sales.  Maybe Rainy can help me haggle!  She's much cuter than I am!   ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on May 09, 2008 05:42:52 PM
I wing the weekend too, had my entire word turned up yesterday and the operation I had planned to have has had to be canceled because I need a more urgent procedure :( so Im not a happy camper. 

Hoping to take Elizabeth up Coal Creek falls (if it gets warm enough) and maybe do some shopping (Mothers Day is tomorrow and I still havent gotten Mum anything  :-[ woops, plus Ive got 2 MILs to buy for  ::))

Yea I freak out someone will pinch Elizabeth too, she travels in my handbag and Ive taken to actually holding my handbag rather than letting it hang from my shoulder, they can steal my camera or my wallet but touch that teddy bear...!!!!
She got a funky poncho and nighty made for her last night (I craft more when Im stressed) so Ill post the pics later on (just keep checking back to her gallery, I need to take some daytime pics and then Ill put them up) pretty sure the links in my signature


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 09, 2008 05:47:08 PM
Yay it's Friday! Anyone have any cool weekend plans with their LV's?
I wish! My Saturday will be spent sleeping, since I'll get home from my second job about 3am, and then go to my other job at 7:30am! At least it's only until noon (and only one Saturday a month). Greg and I were still hoping to go to a Beer Festival if the weather is ok (and I can wake up).

Next weekend is when we have fun things planned! A Chinese Festival and Pointfest. Yay!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: sunnydays914 on May 09, 2008 06:02:15 PM
We're going to my bachelorette party and a graduation party! It's a great weekend for fun times. I hope that we'll take lots of pictures. I took a bunch of wedding plans but every time I try to open up the gallery, my computer freezes.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FruityLoops on May 10, 2008 02:56:43 AM
Does anyone else find themselves getting irrationally overprotective when taking their LV out?

Oh man yeah, there's several places that I'd like to take Beatrix but I'm too worried that someone might swipe her :o  MiL even suggested it might not be a good idea taking her to the Good Food Show after all :( 

Hmm, not much planned for this weekend, I'm starting to feel really inadequate cos everyone is taking their LV's to so many cooool places and Beatrix hasn't been anywhere that exciting yet, doh!!  Need to plan some more things in eh.  Today I think we're going to pop to Gloucester so hoping to get a picture of Beatrix at Gloucester Cathedral (which she's quite excited about as some of Harry Potter was filmed there) and a surprise place.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on May 10, 2008 04:15:03 AM
My weekend is Tuesday/Wednesday so no plans for the REAL weekend other than working.   My MIL and BIL are in town for my weekend, so the Major will get to meet them and hang out in the parks.  Plus, MIL will love this idea and help me come up w/more things to do with him.  (anyone else think it's weird that I find WDW normal and not exciting enough? lol)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Wildfyre on May 10, 2008 07:29:42 AM
Weekend? Not much. Still have to show Aria the town centre at some point... did I mention I hate going out on Saturdays though?

Does anyone else find themselves getting irrationally overprotective when taking their LV out?


I hate going anywhere on Saturdays too.. for the same reason. Thats why I always go places really early  ;D

I worry neurotically about something happening to Andie when we're out. I'm really picky about where I'll pose her because of it. It drives my boyfriend insane  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bethiej78 on May 11, 2008 03:39:10 PM
Does anyone else find themselves getting irrationally overprotective when taking their LV out?

Oh man yeah, there's several places that I'd like to take Beatrix but I'm too worried that someone might swipe her :o  MiL even suggested it might not be a good idea taking her to the Good Food Show after all :( 

Hmm, not much planned for this weekend, I'm starting to feel really inadequate cos everyone is taking their LV's to so many cooool places and Beatrix hasn't been anywhere that exciting yet, doh!!  Need to plan some more things in eh.  Today I think we're going to pop to Gloucester so hoping to get a picture of Beatrix at Gloucester Cathedral (which she's quite excited about as some of Harry Potter was filmed there) and a surprise place.

WOW!!!!  :o  Beatrix will love seeing a cathedral just because she loves cool architecture and historical things, but she will SUPER love it if Harry Potter was filmed there!!!!  Sounds awesome Loops!  New pics of Super Monkey should be going up tonight.  Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been sick :( and we haven't done anything exciting.  But this weekend we did a lot!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: Huff on May 11, 2008 11:15:38 PM
Yay it's Friday! Anyone have any cool weekend plans with their LV's?
I wish! My Saturday will be spent sleeping, since I'll get home from my second job about 3am, and then go to my other job at 7:30am! At least it's only until noon (and only one Saturday a month). Greg and I were still hoping to go to a Beer Festival if the weather is ok (and I can wake up).

Next weekend is when we have fun things planned! A Chinese Festival and Pointfest. Yay!

Beer Festival!  Now that's my (& Mawson's) kind of festival!  Classic!  On the weekend Machida came along to a big impromptu family function (the best kind!)  My aunts loved him and had a ball playing with him and posing with him!  My whole family is really loving the little visitor concept!  We've also got my brother's engagement party coming up, which will be fun!

We'll be doing some more good stuff soon.  Mr Huff has 3 weeks off work coming up so we're going away for a week back to his home town and then lots of trips into the city are planned!  I love Melbourne so much and can't wait to show Machida around!

I'm not so worried about Machida getting pinched, he fits nicely into my big handbag and holds on tight with his little velcro hands.  Plus I'm pretty scary when I need to be so no-one messes with the monkey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: FruityLoops on May 12, 2008 01:43:27 AM
WOW!!!!  :o  Beatrix will love seeing a cathedral just because she loves cool architecture and historical things, but she will SUPER love it if Harry Potter was filmed there!!!!  Sounds awesome Loops!  New pics of Super Monkey should be going up tonight.  Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been sick :( and we haven't done anything exciting.  But this weekend we did a lot!

Hope you're feeling a lot better now, did SM at least do some chores for you to help out?  Ha ha ha I'm loving the new pictures by the way, he looks stuffed at the picnic, I'll bet he was so full he couldn't even fly after that!!!  I'm so gonna tease him about drinking alcopops when he gets back ;) 

We did indeed make it to Gloucester Cathedral at the weekend, unfortunately they had some scaffolding up but Beatrix said that made it better as she could see how they were restoring parts of it (must be using that Harry Potter money eh!)  We didn't go and see the cloisters where I think most of the filming was done, but Beatrix was still super psyched to be where it had gone on.  FYI apparently the son of a friend of my mum's has been in all the films, a talky part though not huge, I'm afraid I have no idea who he is or who he was in the film though as I tend to mainly roll my eyes and let my mind wander off when I'm talking to her on the phone!!

My reason for the slow down in photos incidentally is I've built a 'blog' on my website just for Beatrix, it's all set-up and ready to go with new piccies n stuff but I've got to wait a couple of days for them to set-up the subdomain, bah.  So it'll be Beatrix overload in a couple of days!!  Will let everyone know the link when it's up and running :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: RaeRaggs on May 12, 2008 07:45:06 AM
Poona and I went for a roadtrip this weekend to WI.  We went to the capitol and then off to Wisconsin Rapids for a special event.  Teaser pics will be up as soon as I get my laptop fixed.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on May 12, 2008 01:37:32 PM
ATTENTION:

I just received a coupon from clarkcolor.com they are having a 4 cents print special. Offer good until 05/14/08 Their standard 3-5 business day shipping is only 99 cents. This is a great deal fro those that are ready to start working on their scrapbook/journal thingy. Even if you plan on printing out more pics at a later date this ia still a great deal to get some pics now. :)

coupon code to enter at checkout is: CK4PRTS

let me know if you have any questions about clarkcolor.com

I have used them many times before and love the quality of photos. You can even add borders for no extra charge.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: bethiej78 on May 12, 2008 01:41:46 PM
WOW!!!!  :o  Beatrix will love seeing a cathedral just because she loves cool architecture and historical things, but she will SUPER love it if Harry Potter was filmed there!!!!  Sounds awesome Loops!  New pics of Super Monkey should be going up tonight.  Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been sick :( and we haven't done anything exciting.  But this weekend we did a lot!

Hope you're feeling a lot better now, did SM at least do some chores for you to help out?  Ha ha ha I'm loving the new pictures by the way, he looks stuffed at the picnic, I'll bet he was so full he couldn't even fly after that!!!  I'm so gonna tease him about drinking alcopops when he gets back ;) 

We did indeed make it to Gloucester Cathedral at the weekend, unfortunately they had some scaffolding up but Beatrix said that made it better as she could see how they were restoring parts of it (must be using that Harry Potter money eh!)  We didn't go and see the cloisters where I think most of the filming was done, but Beatrix was still super psyched to be where it had gone on.  FYI apparently the son of a friend of my mum's has been in all the films, a talky part though not huge, I'm afraid I have no idea who he is or who he was in the film though as I tend to mainly roll my eyes and let my mind wander off when I'm talking to her on the phone!!

My reason for the slow down in photos incidentally is I've built a 'blog' on my website just for Beatrix, it's all set-up and ready to go with new piccies n stuff but I've got to wait a couple of days for them to set-up the subdomain, bah.  So it'll be Beatrix overload in a couple of days!!  Will let everyone know the link when it's up and running :D

wow!  that's awesome!  can't wait to see the beatrix blog, and that's cool that you made it from scratch!  glad you like the new pics!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: KiwiDragons on May 12, 2008 04:37:38 PM
Beer Festival!  Now that's my (& Mawson's) kind of festival!  Classic!  On the weekend Machida came along to a big impromptu family function (the best kind!)  My aunts loved him and had a ball playing with him and posing with him!  My whole family is really loving the little visitor concept!  We've also got my brother's engagement party coming up, which will be fun!

We'll be doing some more good stuff soon.  Mr Huff has 3 weeks off work coming up so we're going away for a week back to his home town and then lots of trips into the city are planned!  I love Melbourne so much and can't wait to show Machida around!

I'm not so worried about Machida getting pinched, he fits nicely into my big handbag and holds on tight with his little velcro hands.  Plus I'm pretty scary when I need to be so no-one messes with the monkey!

Unfortunately, the Beer Festival was a no-go. It was raining and windy and cold and I was being wimpy and didn't want to go. ): I'll come up with other places for Mawson to drink though! (O:

I got Machida's postcard the other day too!! So cute! It sounds like he's having a ball down under!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: beckashell on May 12, 2008 05:38:09 PM
Thanks for sharing Kish!!
Sounds like a great deal  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: Mojen on May 13, 2008 05:15:08 AM
I really am having WAY too much fun! 

Well, if you can call spring cleaning fun...  ::)  Amigito has been helping, he's great for cleaning in small corners! (another blog entry's up)

LOVE that pic of Blossom btw!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: gwenyvarr on May 19, 2008 06:12:09 PM
Fretty helped me drive the 5 1/2 hours back from Destin.  He's been resting up since strawberry picking yesterday.

He missed out on the sprinkler fun with the kids today.  He was much happier laying on the couch watching Whammy, the all new Press Your Luck.  He gets his fill of TV until the kids come home from daycare.  He usually disappears upstairs to watch Foster's and Camp Lazlo.

So he's going to talk to the Geisha on my desk later this week.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: bigfatroses on May 25, 2008 08:31:35 AM
Rainy has been really bored this week since I've been sick- she told me she was thinking of going shopping just to get out and have some fun.  I may have to join her.   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6/21)
Post by: FicklePegasus on May 25, 2008 08:53:27 AM
I'm glad Rainy will get some shopping in :)   

Major G tried on some mouse ear hats this morning, I'll probably post pics on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (LV's Leaving on a Jet Plane 4/19; Return Home 6
Post by: kishcrafts on June 06, 2008 03:42:33 PM
ORGANIZATIONAL POSTING:

Send out date EXTENDED to June 30th! No one should be sending late with this extension.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 27th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 06, 2008 05:40:01 PM
Excellent news another week of events, I was hoping the send outs would be extended just so Beatrix could attend my 1920's themed birthday party, though unfortunately my birthday party is on 28th!  Bah, nehemiah, she will have to help me with my outfit to make up for not attending ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 27th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 06, 2008 06:40:20 PM
Excellent news another week of events, I was hoping the send outs would be extended just so Beatrix could attend my 1920's themed birthday party, though unfortunately my birthday party is on 28th!  Bah, nehemiah, she will have to help me with my outfit to make up for not attending ;)

Everyone now has until the 30th!!! Enjoy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 06, 2008 06:55:12 PM
Whoo hoo! I think that's great news. I have packed my weekends in June with all kinds of stuff to do!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: beckashell on June 06, 2008 07:02:36 PM
You are AWESOME Kish!! THANKYOU!! <3


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 06, 2008 07:09:03 PM
Kish you rock! Thankyou! Have been wondering how to get all Elizabeths stuff sorted lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 06, 2008 07:19:19 PM
Ok, while I remember Id better let you all know - Ive been having some serious issues with my laptop and my geeky partner has had a look and told me that my hard drive is shot and that I need a new one, so if you dont hear from me for a while it is because Im getting it fixed and have forgotten his password for his computer lol - Im not flaking  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 06, 2008 07:50:49 PM
haha! I cannot say that giving us the extension was altruistic. I am taking Blossom on 2 things that won't happen until the weekend of the 21-22. So I needed the extra days too and I had gotten a handful of PMs asking for some more time for special excursions and scrapbooking!! :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 27th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 07, 2008 04:32:20 AM
Excellent news another week of events, I was hoping the send outs would be extended just so Beatrix could attend my 1920's themed birthday party, though unfortunately my birthday party is on 28th!  Bah, nehemiah, she will have to help me with my outfit to make up for not attending ;)

Everyone now has until the 30th!!! Enjoy!

Wayhay you're the best!!!  I just need to make Beatrix a matching flapper dress and feathered headdress now :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: talyra on June 07, 2008 05:07:06 AM
I'm so pleased, I've been so bad... got all the scrapbook stuff but haven't got started yet :-[ Plus Aria got here pretty late thanks to international postage, so it's great to get a bit more time to do stuff.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: rira on June 07, 2008 08:15:50 AM
I took guster out for a walk behind the lake today, before it hit 95..

pretty scenery, and guster is quite the daredevil!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: gwenyvarr on June 07, 2008 08:46:27 AM
Fretty has a play date next weekend with my family for Father's Day.  It's at the lake on the Air Force Base that I work at.  So, we'll be visiting the ducks and the horses.  Should be good...maybe even get a few more photos of the aircraft that are flying overhead or even in pieces getting fixed.  Should be interesting.  Not much to do in this small military town...with a big depot (aircraft maintenance) but I can certainly get a few things done.  Hans went to New Jersey last week and forgot to take Fretty with him...that's ok.  But the return box is going to be really cool.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 07, 2008 09:18:51 AM
Thank you so much for the extra time! :D We had a couple events we wanted to take Andie to but they weren't until right before the 21st. I was so stressed that I wouldn't get the pictures back and the scrapbook done in time! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kjlutz on June 07, 2008 01:58:46 PM
Thanks for the extention this means gina gets to go on an extra little trip across the province (and hopefully the weather will cooperate for photos this time). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 07, 2008 04:12:43 PM
Yay for the extension!  There's some really cool stuff going on in my town right after the original send out date, so this is awesome! 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: LaundryBunny on June 08, 2008 04:26:02 PM
Oh I'm so mad I missed this!!! :'(
I did one before and I loved it.  None of my friends could figure out why I had a little stuffed lemur with me everywhere I went.
Please please please let there be a round 9!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: beckashell on June 08, 2008 07:00:08 PM
Even though i'm still in the middle of round 8, I also want a round 9!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 08, 2008 08:13:16 PM
Even though i'm still in the middle of round 8, I also want a round 9!!

although I probably will not be organizing round 9, I am sure someone will pick up the organizing duties. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: ckchan on June 08, 2008 10:29:13 PM
I'm happy for the extension!  He gets to go to one more awesome thing before he leaves.  Sorry for the lack of pictures recently.  Gus has had wonderful adventures, but I prefer them to be a surprise. 

It'd be nice if something happened this summer.  I have awesome things going on this summer.  Too bad Gus won't be here for those. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: beckashell on June 10, 2008 04:36:52 PM
I'm happy for the extension!  He gets to go to one more awesome thing before he leaves.  Sorry for the lack of pictures recently.  Gus has had wonderful adventures, but I prefer them to be a surprise. 

It'd be nice if something happened this summer.  I have awesome things going on this summer.  Too bad Gus won't be here for those. 

Oooohhh I want to know about Gus's surprise adventures!! I'm so bad at waiting!

Baby Smiley is pretty excited that he gets to stay an extra week. My sister is visiting from Australia and we are going to be such tourists - not that that's unusual for me. We will be going to Canada, DC and a bunch of other places! But possibly best of all, I think we are going to see Legally Blonde the musical!! Just 10 more days...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 10, 2008 11:58:41 PM
Argh I haven't had a chance to look at any of the new piccies for ages and I can't now either as I'm off to work in a few minutes (they blocked craftster at work a couple of months ago, I am not amused >:().  Hopefully will get 5 mins after work and bowling tonite to have a peep though and also to pop some piccies of Beatrix recent activities on her blog, last weekend we went on the Steam Railway nearby and later had most rubbish meal ever in Que Pasa in town, it was a bad day for eating  :(

Tomorrow is the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, I'm a little worried to take Beatrix but I'm sure she'll be fine as there will be 4 of us looking after her :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: rira on June 12, 2008 12:11:27 PM
I know guster has been very MIA over the last few weeks, but it's because we've been silly busy. I *thought* we were heading up to jersey this weekend, but that changed and because of the awesome extension Guster can come with us!! YAYAYAY! I also got the first round of pictures printed. Just need to put em together, I certainly hope Ghillie doesnt mind a crazy bright colored scrapbook, Guster wanted to make it bright!!!

:)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: ghilie on June 12, 2008 05:42:41 PM
I know guster has been very MIA over the last few weeks, but it's because we've been silly busy. I *thought* we were heading up to jersey this weekend, but that changed and because of the awesome extension Guster can come with us!! YAYAYAY! I also got the first round of pictures printed. Just need to put em together, I certainly hope Ghillie doesnt mind a crazy bright colored scrapbook, Guster wanted to make it bright!!!

:)

Don't mind bright at all!

Rira and I are going looking for tornado damage tomorrow.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: curlygirl75 on June 14, 2008 12:48:03 PM
I have taken WAY too many photos! I was going through and picking out some to get printed and holy cow, more than 100! I definitely need to scale that back a bit and get a bigger scrapbook. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FicklePegasus on June 14, 2008 07:11:34 PM
Same here, lol.   I had so many that I had to take all my non-LV pics and put them on CDs so I caould take my pics!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 14, 2008 07:17:35 PM
I'm hoping to get some more pics in the next couple of days.  I feel like I've been letting lil' Rainy down.   :-\  I think she and I are going to go to a knitting lesson next week.  I've got to make her some knitting needles!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FicklePegasus on June 14, 2008 07:32:43 PM
Awsome!  When she comes back home, she can teach me to knit lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: beckashell on June 14, 2008 08:30:44 PM
I have taken WAY too many photos! I was going through and picking out some to get printed and holy cow, more than 100! I definitely need to scale that back a bit and get a bigger scrapbook. :)

I know what you mean!! Baby Smiley's scrapbook is already 50 pages long!! And we haven't even gone to Canada yet! I already take hundreds of random photos each day and now that I have someone so photogenic with me it's near impossible to stop!

Oh no!! I just realised that Baby Smiley doesn't have a passport!! Will have to get him one.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 14, 2008 10:11:40 PM
Not sure how many I have  ??? stupid laptop dieing. Its still not fixed, took it home of Friday, plugged it in and now it just keeps restarting  :-X said a few choice words lol.
We went to Hokitika today as it was finally fine enough, left it a bit late in the day to do too much shopping (Hoki is tourist based and has thousands of gift shops) but found one that was open lol, much to SOs disgust for about the first 30seconds, until he realised I wasnt trawling through trash after all lol  ;D. The shop keeper laughed when she saw Elizabeths pants  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: talyra on June 15, 2008 05:54:47 AM
I feel your pain on the photos, guys! I am going to have to buy the boyfriend a new ink cartridge for the printer when I'm done...

I got a ring binder (one with a floppy plastic cover so it won't add too much weight when I send), a ton of coloured paper and some of those plastic archival sheet holders for my scrapbook. I saw some scrapbooks which had a set number of those kind of pages but I thought it would be a better idea if I could choose how many pages went in - save me running out of space :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: catpants on June 15, 2008 10:48:16 AM
i found the *perfect* scrapbook, but it has a set number of pages.  my plan for this evening is to go through all my pictures and choose which ones to get printed!  i feel like i could have taken more, but i think even if i had taken three thousand photos i would still feel like that!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 15, 2008 03:32:44 PM
The hard part is choosing the photos! Well Ive got a cheat and have 2 weeks off work to hopefully complete it, although as Im in hospital for a tonsiletomy Im not too sure how much Ill get done lol, pain pills are good (I hope, leave for the city today for surgery tomorrow  :-\)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kjlutz on June 16, 2008 06:20:57 AM
I'm worried about trying to pick which photos to print... they always look so much better on the camera than full size. 



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 16, 2008 07:57:29 AM
I'm worried about trying to pick which photos to print... they always look so much better on the camera than full size. 



I just upload them to my computer and then order prints online. That way I can see all the pictures in full size and crop anything distracting out. When I run out of time to get them by mail I still order them through snapfish and then pick them up at a local Walgreens.   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 16, 2008 09:14:08 AM
I just upload them to my computer and then order prints online. That way I can see all the pictures in full size and crop anything distracting out. When I run out of time to get them by mail I still order them through snapfish and then pick them up at a local Walgreens.   ;D


Oooh, I didn't know you could do that! Thanks for the tip.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 27th)
Post by: bethiej78 on June 20, 2008 05:38:16 AM
Excellent news another week of events, I was hoping the send outs would be extended just so Beatrix could attend my 1920's themed birthday party, though unfortunately my birthday party is on 28th!  Bah, nehemiah, she will have to help me with my outfit to make up for not attending ;)

Everyone now has until the 30th!!! Enjoy!

Wayhay you're the best!!!  I just need to make Beatrix a matching flapper dress and feathered headdress now :D


wow!  a 1920s theme bday!  sounds like a blast!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 27th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 20, 2008 07:20:43 AM
Wayhay you're the best!!!  I just need to make Beatrix a matching flapper dress and feathered headdress now :D
wow!  a 1920s theme bday!  sounds like a blast!

T he he, well I'd done 70's for my 29th, and 80's for my 30th, and then diverted slightly to do superheroes and villains for my 31st, and this year I fancied a jaaaazz birthday :D  They had such fantastic clothes back then, I only hope I can make Beatrix and I some cool outfits, since we shall be the hostesses!  I just had my new serger delivered yesterday so now I've just got to work out how you use one, lol ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: curlygirl75 on June 20, 2008 08:47:22 AM
I ordered a ton of photos of Sheena's trip through Kodak a little while ago. I hope they get here soon ... it said 3-10 days! Eek. I should have gotten them printed around here, but duh, I wasn't smart about it.

Keep your fingers crossed that they arrive soon so I can get everything sent on time!

Part of my problem is that I lost my digital camera connector cord, so I wasn't able to download photos for the last few weeks. Finally I got someone at work to do them for me.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 20, 2008 09:59:42 AM
10 days until the LV's fly back home! Anyone feel like they might need a bit more time to finish up the last bits of the scrapbooks?


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 20, 2008 10:17:09 AM
10 days until the LV's fly back home! Anyone feel like they might need a bit more time to finish up the last bits of the scrapbooks?[/size]

I should know after the weekend, I won't have the photos until Tues-ish but I hope to have a good idea how I'm doing time wise by the end of the weekend :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 20, 2008 03:58:11 PM
Man, I'm so scrapbookaphobic. I just need to get down to it and DO IT! I need to get on snapfish or something and get some pictures....or else buy more ink.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 20, 2008 07:28:06 PM
Hoping to stay on track, need to get ink for my printer and then I can get some serious work done. Doesnt help that its freezing outside and Im a wuss (it hurts to breathe in cold air cos of my tonsils  ::) yes Im a wuss)
Also doesnt help my photos a spread everywhere due to my laptop dieing! urk not having a good month lmao  :D although I did take Elizabeth to see a Moa at the Bealey Hotel


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: ghilie on June 21, 2008 09:04:39 AM
I got my pics printed (my hubby even liked them and thought they were funny).  I am so very clueless when it comes to scapbooking though.  I am going to hobby lobby to pick out a scrapbook today.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 21, 2008 09:28:53 AM
we have our first LV that is making their trip back home. Safe travels!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 21, 2008 04:18:41 PM
10 days until the LV's fly back home! Anyone feel like they might need a bit more time to finish up the last bits of the scrapbooks?

I do, but that's just because I've been trying to take Rainy to lots of places all last minute (we always get rained out), so I've neglected the scrapbook  :(  I'm sure I'll pull it off on time, but I need the weather to cooperate!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 21, 2008 04:22:40 PM
I will re post this on THURSDAY 6/26 and see where everyone is at. i think we can better see after this weekend who and how many will need a few extra days.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bigfatroses on June 21, 2008 06:10:54 PM
I will re post this on THURSDAY 6/26 and see where everyone is at. i think we can better see after this weekend who and how many will need a few extra days.

Agreed.  Who knows, I may be blessed with a super crafty day and get it all done in one sitting (but let's face it, I have a 4 year old so I'm just dreaming!)  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: beckashell on June 21, 2008 07:38:16 PM
I'm leaving for Canada tomorrow morning and won't be back until next weekend. Baby Smiley will be travelling home on Monday June 30th.

Have a great week everyone!! It looks like you are all having a great time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 21, 2008 08:43:41 PM
I did just order a little something for Mawson as a gift and estimated delivery is on June 30th. If I don't get it in time though, I'll just mail is separately. I should be able to pick up my photos tomorrow and get started on the official scrapbook then, so I *should* be ok for getting finished.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: sunnydays914 on June 22, 2008 07:03:45 PM
10 days until the LV's fly back home! Anyone feel like they might need a bit more time to finish up the last bits of the scrapbooks?

I picked about half of my photos from the store tonight on the way home from a weekend with the in-laws. They turned out really cute! The scrapbook scares me but I'm going to start tomorrow afternoon after I get home from work. It's a playing-with-kitty afternoon.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 23, 2008 12:25:12 AM
Well, I was a little mad when I got my pictures. I ordered them on Shutterfly, but had them developed and picked up at Target and a few of them are cropped really bad. They aren't cropped when I look at them on Shutterfly though. Well, I guess I'll just reprint those few at home-I hope my ink lasts!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: rira on June 23, 2008 04:08:12 AM
I need to get the last few pics printed out this week sometime.., but theres ONE more little place I wanna go before I do! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: ursulaandolive on June 23, 2008 05:54:59 AM
I just heard from my partner last night.  She didn't realise the deadline was extended so had pm'ed to say she was sorry she was late mailing COR back.  I informed her she still had time to spare. 

As for me, I will be mailing my LV back by the 30th if not a little sooner.



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kjlutz on June 23, 2008 06:43:20 AM
Man, I'm so scrapbookaphobic. I just need to get down to it and DO IT! I need to get on snapfish or something and get some pictures....or else buy more ink.

I'm the same way.  We were also gone for the entire weekend doing a bunch of family stuff (and taking gina to the symphony!!!), but this week it's time to finally learn how to get digital photos printed (I know it's not hard I've just never done it before). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: panda on June 23, 2008 06:07:16 PM
We may need a day or two but we will see. My daughter is picking out pictures and getting them printedtonight or tomorrow at the one hour photo (walmart or walgreens). We have a couple of days without the grandson (who is at camp) until wednesday. Hope to be done on time though.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: ghilie on June 23, 2008 06:23:22 PM
I need to do the CD.  The scrapbook is done-ish.  I'll have to look at it in a couple days to see what's missing.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: Mojen on June 24, 2008 03:27:31 PM
I need to do the CD.  The scrapbook is done-ish.  I'll have to look at it in a couple days to see what's missing.

Same here, I *think* I'm all but done, but paranoia's setting in!  ::)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 25, 2008 03:26:24 AM
I only just got my photos through in the post today so scrapbook starts from today, only problem is I've been lyin flat on me back (back/kidney pain) and off sick this week and not feeling like doing owt but I've another docs appointment in a couple of hours and hopeful they'll work out the problem and give me some pills or at least an answer that will make me feel more like doing stuff!! 

My costume making for my bday party on Saturday has gone a bit tits up too since it's too painful to sit upright for long (just long enough to quickly check Craftster once a day of course ;)) but I have at least managed to make a headdress for both myself and Beatrix for the party whilst in bed, Miss B won't take hers off cos she likes it so much (I think she looks a little more like a red -or blue maybe :D- indian than a flapper but don't tell her I said so!)!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 25, 2008 03:40:52 AM
Oh FruityLoops, that sucks! Another Craftster down! Hope you get better asap


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: rira on June 25, 2008 04:10:37 AM
I decided against printing off 10+ regular sized pictures in trade for a ton of mini pics. (about a 1/4 of the normal size) i hope it's all good.

makes for a super busy looking scrapbook!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: curlygirl75 on June 25, 2008 04:57:53 AM
I ordered way too many photos in the mail because I just couldn't decide! I hope they get here soon though ... it's going to be a busy crafting weekend for sure! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 25, 2008 07:41:24 AM
I got the last of the prints yesterday.. so that makes 100 total  ;D Now to fit them into the scrapbook..


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: JennyBear on June 25, 2008 09:23:35 AM
I think i'll need a few more days too...i'm going to a bunch of concerts this weekend which should be photo worthy and they're also cutting into my crafting time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: FruityLoops on June 25, 2008 09:58:13 AM
Oh FruityLoops, that sucks! Another Craftster down! Hope you get better asap

Thanx Bubblegum, went to the quacks and she sat there with her medical dictionary out and had no answers so waiting for them to sort me an appointment at the hospital now, which knowing the NHS could be weeks so I'm going to brave going to work tomorrow and see if I can make it through the day!!  :-\  Had to send the man to bowling league on his own this evening, which on the plus side means I can hopefully manage do some of my scrapbook whilst I laze on the bed :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to June 30th)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 25, 2008 10:00:09 AM
Organizational Post!!!!!
We have another extension. If you need it use it! If you don't then send your LV back whenever you decide to. I am adding in a week because so many of you are waiting on pics to be sent to you from your online photo companies AND because here in the USA, 4th of July is next friday and I am sure a bunch of you will be having some kind of celebration.

Extension: NEW SEND OUT DATE is July 7th! That is 1 extra week.

There better be some awesome scrapbooks!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: Sera unravled on June 25, 2008 12:57:57 PM
Yay another extension.  I totally need it.  I'm going to my sisters on saturday, there might be fireworks.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: rira on June 25, 2008 02:10:22 PM
I KNOW! The Dead Sea Scrolls are coming to Raleigh next this weekend and I wasnt gonna go (with Guster) before finishing the scrapbook, but..I think I'll steal away now!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 25, 2008 05:51:45 PM
wooo! more time lol, better get my A into G, Elizabeths been too busy laxing out on her new chair to be able to help at all  ::) although it is really cute lol


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: kjlutz on June 25, 2008 06:49:43 PM
Yay this means gina gets to stay for Canada Day. 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 25, 2008 06:57:32 PM
Oh, that means Mawson can come to a coworker's daughter's wedding with me and enjoy some fireworks too.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 25, 2008 10:34:12 PM
Johann will be flying back tomorrow - if he stays any longer he will have to pay the overweight luggage fee, haha.  I couldn't send the massive pile of brochures because they were super heavy and I am trying to get the box under four pounds so I can send airmail and not the super expensive priority international.... the scrapbook is a pound and a half by itself.   All the important souvenirs managed to squeeze into the box, though, which is weighing in at 3 lbs 14 oz on my kitchen scale.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 25, 2008 10:51:51 PM
Johann will be flying back tomorrow - if he stays any longer he will have to pay the overweight luggage fee, haha.  I couldn't send the massive pile of brochures because they were super heavy and I am trying to get the box under four pounds so I can send airmail and not the super expensive priority international.... the scrapbook is a pound and a half by itself.   All the important souvenirs managed to squeeze into the box, though, which is weighing in at 3 lbs 14 oz on my kitchen scale.

holy canoli!!! that is heavy!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: Huff on June 25, 2008 11:31:36 PM
Oooh, I'm a bit excited about the extension.  One of my major plans was discarded when Mr Huff injured himself at basketball last night (he's a necessary part of this plan), so now we might be able to get it in, assuming he heals quickly!  Machida has been doing a bit more of a journal than a scrapbook, and, organized monkey that he is he did a lot of it as we went along.  He did just have a crazy souvenir shopping expedition so we might need to upsize his box.  Just need to go down the street to get prints of the special photos and we're about done.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on June 26, 2008 12:27:42 AM
Johann will be flying back tomorrow - if he stays any longer he will have to pay the overweight luggage fee, haha.  I couldn't send the massive pile of brochures because they were super heavy and I am trying to get the box under four pounds so I can send airmail and not the super expensive priority international.... the scrapbook is a pound and a half by itself.   All the important souvenirs managed to squeeze into the box, though, which is weighing in at 3 lbs 14 oz on my kitchen scale.

Oh, can't wait to see!  :) Antoinette also had a bit of extra luggage, but not so much... Luckily I found a flatrate international parcel somewhere in my room, which I had bought when they sold airmail for the price of non airmail parcel! Yay!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: BonBabbu on June 26, 2008 01:42:47 AM
This comes in so handy  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on June 26, 2008 03:13:06 AM
Can someone help me please? Ive been a silly Bubblegum  ::) decided for some strange reason to pull the scrapbook apart... as in undo the screws and everything, the problem being, now I dont remember how to put it back together!!!! Like I said, silly Bubblegum.
Just printing a few thousand photos off now, finally got the ink from the store, now I think I may need another thing of paper lol, but hopefully I wont, but then again the speed its printing at, lol, Ill possibly have time to get to the shop before it finishes lol (and its 10.10pm so I have to go to bed yet lol)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: ptarmic wumpus on June 26, 2008 06:40:58 AM
Luckily I found a flatrate international parcel somewhere in my room, which I had bought when they sold airmail for the price of non airmail parcel! Yay!  ;D

Good score! The international flat rate box isn't a good deal here, it has a four pound limit and costs more to send than regular priority of the same weight if you are shipping to north america or europe (maybe it is a better deal to Australia).

The box always adds more weight than I am expecting, I had been keeping an eye on the total package weight and it was well under 4 pounds, then I put everything in a box and it shoots way up  ::)  Someone needs to design a better box.

I'm off to work, Johann is going to catch a ride with me to the post office on the way there!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 26, 2008 09:50:47 AM
Does anyone know if there will be a round 9? I know it's a bit early.. but I just found out we'll going back to Alaska (my home state) for a week this fall and I was thinking how cool it would be to bring a LV for the trip :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 26, 2008 12:59:27 PM
have there been little visitor swaps in the fall or winter? i am not sure if i will be organizing because i organize the 12 days of christmas later this year


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: Wildfyre on June 26, 2008 01:36:36 PM
have there been little visitor swaps in the fall or winter? i am not sure if i will be organizing because i organize the 12 days of christmas later this year

Well round 7 was June through August.. but I remember people talking about trying for a fall or winter LV swap in one of the LV threads.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on June 26, 2008 01:58:26 PM
i will start a discussion on the new swap theme idea board about a fall/winter round and see who is interested :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: KiwiDragons on June 26, 2008 05:56:27 PM
Oooh, I'm a bit excited about the extension.  One of my major plans was discarded when Mr Huff injured himself at basketball last night (he's a necessary part of this plan), so now we might be able to get it in, assuming he heals quickly!  Machida has been doing a bit more of a journal than a scrapbook, and, organized monkey that he is he did a lot of it as we went along.  He did just have a crazy souvenir shopping expedition so we might need to upsize his box.  Just need to go down the street to get prints of the special photos and we're about done.

Machida is more organized than me. I never realized what a clever little monkey he was! I don't know if I ever mentioned or not, but the new pictures are adorable. I like how your son is getting in on the action too-so cute!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: thanate on June 26, 2008 06:13:09 PM
I keep thinking of replying to this, and then forgetting I haven't done it.  Oops! 

Alistar's journal is almost done (I let the barbies take care of it, and they've done a yearbook-quality production.  Well, except for a little fiasco with the print resolution on the pictures, but I hope Roanfaery will forgive us for it, given that she's getting a huge photo CD with 5 megapixel versions of everything...) and I have one more thing I want to make him before sending him back to Oregon.  I suspect he'll be ready to hit the mail sometime this weekend; it's been a nice stay, but it's gotten a bit crazy around here recently.  And when I dismembered my new resin doll to paint him, I think Alistar got a little nervous.  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: JennyBear on July 02, 2008 10:01:37 AM
Oy. I've been so bad about posting... and now my SD card will only work on a PC (I'm a Mac user) so uploading photos has been sporadic at best. I should just download all the photos and format the SD card but there's something comforting about having the photos on the camera.

ANYWAY.... Trevor and I will be taking one last photo-taking extravaganza this Friday for the 4th of July celebrations and then I'll get ready to pack him up for the trip back across the pond.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: gwenyvarr on July 04, 2008 09:31:14 AM
Life has been a whorlwind.  Been extremely busy...Fretty has been taking it easy.  I'll be picking up my photos from CVS today and have several days to finish my book and send it out by the 7th. ::)

It's just been so kooky...

until next time.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on July 04, 2008 09:39:39 AM
i will start a discussion on the new swap theme idea board about a fall/winter round and see who is interested :)

Oh, that would be great, especially over the Christmas days!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 04, 2008 10:07:33 AM
Its 5am here in NZ and Im covered in glue  ::)  yep, Im sticking photos into the scrap book (Im slow and messy lol, and I love Crayola school glue - washes out of clothes easily  ;D)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 04, 2008 10:17:08 AM
Im covered in glue  ::)  yep, Im sticking photos into the scrap book (Im slow and messy lol, and I love Crayola school glue - washes out of clothes easily  ;D)
This will be me tomorrow! I have all my pictures printed (except the ones I'll take tonight) and most of the scrapbook "phrases" - all that is left gluing gluing gluing!!!  :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: ghilie on July 04, 2008 09:44:18 PM
I have everything ready to send out on the 7th!  Yay!

I hope Miri has nice travels.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: bigfatroses on July 04, 2008 09:58:35 PM
We're all tired from an evening of fireworks and thunderstorms, but Rainy and I still have crafty plans tomorrow...  And a lot of cleaning!  Sunday is my DH's birthday and his dad is coming from California, so we'll be pretty busy!

I think my DD is going to want to hold on to Rainy with her kung fu toy grip!  I told her that Rainy has to go home on Monday, and there were tears.  Lots of them.   :'( 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (RETURN DATE EXTENDED to JULY 7TH!!!)
Post by: ghilie on July 07, 2008 10:38:17 AM
Miri is on her way!  Will give the tracking number when I get home this evening.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11TH!!!)
Post by: kishcrafts on July 07, 2008 10:38:40 AM
Today is the BIG day and I have gotten TONS of emails saying that a lot of you will be sending late. *le sigh* Seems like you all need a couple more days to work on the last bits and pieces, so anyways, you all have until the weekend 7/11, if you need it. After that you will receive comments in your feedback that you did send out late.

And please if you are shipping internationally, send me a copy/pic/scan of your receipt. My email address is [email protected]


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bigfatroses on July 07, 2008 10:55:14 AM
Ah, poopy!!!  I just sent Rainy back home and saw this- she could  have gone on vacay with us  :'( :'( :'(



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on July 07, 2008 10:59:04 AM
Ah, poopy!!!  I just sent Rainy back home and saw this- she could  have gone on vacay with us  :'( :'( :'(

It's better to just get the LV's on their journey back home, so as to not wait for unforseen circumstances. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bigfatroses on July 07, 2008 11:03:21 AM
Ah, poopy!!!  I just sent Rainy back home and saw this- she could  have gone on vacay with us  :'( :'( :'(

It's better to just get the LV's on their journey back home, so as to not wait for unforseen circumstances. :)

True dat!  With my luck, Rainy would have ended up being doll-napped by a seagull!   :D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: ursulaandolive on July 07, 2008 11:17:38 AM
Chappy has left the building (and the country)! :)  I just mailed him home today.  His expected arrival date in Australia should be around the 18th!  Yeah for going home, boo for long mailing times! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: talyra on July 07, 2008 11:20:40 AM
Ah, I'm one of the slowpokes I'm afraid. Sorry to be such a nuisance, Kish. Aria will go home tomorrow as planned anyway.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kjlutz on July 07, 2008 11:56:11 AM
Gina has just started her journey home (I hope she doesn't get too hot all cooped up in a box). 

I'm glad I didn't know about the extention, because as much as I loved having Gina here (and I did), I am a master procrastinator and do not need any encouragement in that regard  :D...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: JennyBear on July 07, 2008 12:21:33 PM
Yay for new send out date. I was so focused on the scrapbook that I kind forgot about the souvenirs. I had bought a few along the way but didn't spend any time crafting any. I'll use the extra days to craft up some goodies for Trevor's trip home.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Sera unravled on July 07, 2008 01:27:21 PM
Its good that there is another extension but I'll still be late.  I haven't been able to get out much do to high gas prices and I still have pictures to take.  I might bring kiki to work today, although I'm sure she will get bored.
:(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 07, 2008 03:09:38 PM
I'm glad I didn't know about the extention, because as much as I loved having Gina here (and I did), I am a master procrastinator and do not need any encouragement in that regard  :D...

Same here, although I did spend ALL DAY yesterday working on the scrapbook-that was tough. Note to self-NEVER do that again. :)  But, Mawson is now on his way back to Australia.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: beckashell on July 07, 2008 03:13:31 PM
Baby Smiley is on his way home!
I shall be absent for the next few days, so I hope that I get to see Gus when I return!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: thanate on July 07, 2008 03:34:05 PM
Alistar is on his way back to Portland... in fact he should be arriving any day now.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: JadedJenn on July 07, 2008 03:56:05 PM
Naga is on his way home!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Wildfyre on July 07, 2008 04:36:15 PM
 :-[ :-[ I'm one of the slow pokes too.. I'm sorry!  :-\

But Andie will be headed home long before the 11th, I promise   :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: rira on July 07, 2008 05:28:27 PM
SHOOT! I didnt take pics of the trip this weekend because I didnt think I could get them printed in time.

Oh well, Guster's going to take home a (not very metal) scrapbook anyway!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 07, 2008 05:39:48 PM
woo, more time, was stressing cos Im hoping to send today, was ment to go yesterday but life stepped in  ::) always the way


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: ckchan on July 07, 2008 06:38:36 PM
Gus is on his way home!  I can't wait to see Baby Smiley and his journey!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Mojen on July 08, 2008 04:34:43 AM
I'm a slowpoke too, but mainly cause I can't really leave the house!!!

ALL of yesterday was a horrid, HEAVY thunderstorm :(

Though, it seems calm for now, I'm quickly finishing my breakfast and hoping!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: sunnydays914 on July 08, 2008 07:11:58 AM
Mel (and Tom) are on their way home with all the fun things that they collected during their vacation with us.
The scrapbook turned out pretty cute. The woman at the post office commented on it :) Not bad for a first scrapbook!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: RoaneFaery on July 08, 2008 01:51:56 PM
Rincewind is officially on his way home after a one day delay due to my forgetting to put a souvenir in the box. I think I might have gone a bit overboard on the scrapbook.  :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: panda on July 09, 2008 07:03:26 AM
Maddie is on her way home with all her goodies.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: JennyBear on July 09, 2008 11:55:55 PM
Trevor, scrapbook and souvenirs are all packed up and ready to go but not before taking Trevor to Redondo Beach for a few last photos.  Sadly they won't make it into the scrapbook but they'll be on the CD (and flickr). I'm gonna miss Trevor. :( But I can't wait to see Amigito! :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Mojen on July 11, 2008 04:41:09 AM
Amigito's gone home :(

It feels really odd that I don't haver someone to take on day trips now! Might start taking the SO instead...  :D

*goes to pm important bits to Kish*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: talyra on July 11, 2008 04:50:06 AM
It feels really odd that I don't haver someone to take on day trips now!

I know what you mean! Went to Truro the other day and I kept looking down at my bag expecting Aria to be there. :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: JennyBear on July 11, 2008 12:55:48 PM
Trevor is on his way back to London.

I miss him already. :'(





Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Wildfyre on July 11, 2008 05:12:48 PM
Andie will head home tomorrow... I meant to mail her yesterday but my fiance and I got married.  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: beckashell on July 11, 2008 05:21:41 PM
Andie will head home tomorrow... I meant to mail her yesterday but my fiance and I got married.  :P
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bigfatroses on July 11, 2008 05:42:55 PM
Andie will head home tomorrow... I meant to mail her yesterday but my fiance and I got married.  :P

YAY!!!  Congrats!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on July 11, 2008 06:04:00 PM
Andie will head home tomorrow... I meant to mail her yesterday but my fiance and I got married.  :P

this does not excuse you from sending late! LOL Congrats!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 11, 2008 06:11:12 PM
lmao, and here I was thinking getting hitched was a good excuse to send late!
Congrats by the way - much aroha and joy from my phanau to yours (in english that means "much love and joy from my family to yours)

Yea I know what you mean about having noone to take on day to day things. Id get up everyday and dress Elizabeth (I made her jamas and a wee bed for night times and several pairs of pants and shirts and shoes for day times) grab the camera and go do what ever. Its wierd to have a half empty bag, Im even thinking of taking Cancan (my teddy lmao) out with me just so Ive got a wee friend lmao


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: ckchan on July 11, 2008 06:13:22 PM
Congrats!!!

I got baby smiley today!  I am so jealous of what he got to experience!!!  I'm especially jealous he got to see Legally Blonde!!!  I've been watching MTV's The Search For Next Elle Woods online.  I also watched the show online too.  Ok..enough about that..off to post pics!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: talyra on July 12, 2008 08:02:34 AM
Andie will head home tomorrow... I meant to mail her yesterday but my fiance and I got married.  :P

You are totally forgiven. :D Congratulations, that's wonderful!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: RoaneFaery on July 12, 2008 02:57:28 PM
I think that takes our count of weddings during this swap up to three!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Wildfyre on July 14, 2008 08:39:31 AM
Thank you everyone :) And yes, I know it is no excuse to mail late ;-) I'm very very sorry


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bigfatroses on July 14, 2008 11:49:04 AM
Major Grizzley came home today!!   ;D  And he came with his love interest!!!!!!!!!!   

Will post pics tonight.

Whoot!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Sera unravled on July 14, 2008 02:20:39 PM
I got Paco back on thursday.  He got engaged to a very nice lamb. :D  Hopefully I will be able to post pictures soon.


Kiki is on her way home, I miss her already.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: beckashell on July 14, 2008 07:05:53 PM
Kish, thanks for such a fun swap!! I can't wait until the next round! Although it will be sad not to have Baby Smiley with me next time around.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on July 14, 2008 07:08:39 PM
Kish, thanks for such a fun swap!! I can't wait until the next round! Although it will be sad not to have Baby Smiley with me next time around.

you are all very welcome! it was a blast organizing and participating in this swap and i look forward to the next round. i will be organizing the next summer round in 2009, and we might have a fall/winter round, but that is not set in stone.


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: rira on July 14, 2008 07:22:25 PM
I got too excited when miri and co came home :( I put everything in a special place and now I have to go round it back up!!



*seriously => SO EXCITED!*


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 15, 2008 07:44:11 AM
looking forward to seeing aroha again, hope she had a good time, am thinking she needs a Greymouth scrap book (and hopefully my laptop wont crash resulting in photos getting deleted  >:()


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: FruityLoops on July 15, 2008 08:59:33 AM
I am sooo much more anxious about Super Monkey coming home safe than I was sending him out!  Every day I say hopefully he'll arrive today but the poostal service are obviously on go slow at the moment I think :(  There's been someone at home just in case he was delivered (well not primarily for that reason) every day since mid last week but unfortunately I'm in the office the rest of the week, booooo!  I need time to pass by quicker  :P


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: JennyBear on July 15, 2008 10:34:02 AM
seriously kishcrafts, you're the best. This has definitely been my favorite swap thus far. Unfortunately, this has also been my most expensive swap but hopefully by summer 2009 I'll have saved up enough funds to splurge and do the swap again. It was definitely worth every penny though, having a swap partner in another country was awesome for both me and Amigito.  ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: Wildfyre on July 15, 2008 03:45:03 PM
Unfortunately, this has also been my most expensive swap but hopefully by summer 2009 I'll have saved up enough funds to splurge and do the swap again. It was definitely worth every penny though, having a swap partner in another country was awesome for both me and Amigito.  ;D

Same here - US $50 to mail Andie and her goodies home  :o

But it was worth it. I had a ton of fun with this swap and we're already planning for the next one!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: KiwiDragons on July 15, 2008 05:45:16 PM
It was a little pricer than I was expecting, but I really didn't care. I had such a great time with this swap. I will be looking for the fall/winter if it goes, and if not (or even if it does) I want to be in the next sprint one as well. This was just so much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: FruityLoops on July 16, 2008 10:59:03 PM
Argh it's agonising, after someone being at home for the past week Super Monkey finally turns up yesterday when Mr Loops is working in Bristol and I'm back to the office!  And to boot he arrives on the only day that the PO closes early so I can't pick him up until this afternoon, agonising wait, aaaargh!!  I suggested to Mr Loops last night that we break in to get him but he thought that it wasn't the best idea, booo :(


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: FlowerWitch on July 17, 2008 02:03:51 AM

He didnt think it was a good idea?!! i wonder why?!!  :D Cant wait to see the pics!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on July 17, 2008 07:33:59 AM
lmao, I want to see pics of you breaking in to get him  ;D  ;)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: FruityLoops on July 17, 2008 09:37:44 AM
Well I could stage one and pretend I did just for photos but unfortunately I managed to resist the urge to expand my career to include crime, I mean lets face it, being a superhero Super Monkey really wouldn't have been amused and probably would have flown me straight to the cop shop anyways!  ::)

Nevertheless despite the agony of going 24 hours knowing he was stuck there I have made it through and just picked him up, and in very short seconds I shall be opening the box!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: bethiej78 on July 17, 2008 10:09:55 AM
awww, sorry that you had to wait so long to pick him up!  i'm sure he will be glad to see you.

I hope that you like the scrapbook ok, I am not very experienced at them...


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: DIY ho on July 17, 2008 10:13:29 AM
Super Monkey is awesome. Maybe all the stuffies should be super... or at least come with a cape! :P ;D



Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: curlygirl75 on July 17, 2008 02:35:28 PM
Blossom came home today! KishCrafts sent an awesome package. I can't wait until I can get my pictures uploaded. :)


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: FruityLoops on July 17, 2008 02:53:28 PM
awww, sorry that you had to wait so long to pick him up!  i'm sure he will be glad to see you.

I hope that you like the scrapbook ok, I am not very experienced at them...

He was indeed very glad to be out of the box and gave me a big hug though he played it cool afterwards!  Strangely my box kept saying "that was easy" *tease* which left me quite confused until I opened it ;)  Piccies tomorrow cos my ma was on the phone for ages and I didn't have a chance to do them tonight!

Thanks so much for the package Bethiej,  I'm looking 4wrd to trying some of the choccie tomorrow (it'll get me through another day in the office, urgh) and will be taking Super Monkey with me since he's now famous :D  The scrapbook was coooool by the way, love the map at the back, oooh and my fave piccie I think had to be SM playing snooker, t he he.  Piccies tomorrow tho...

Super Monkey is awesome. Maybe all the stuffies should be super... or at least come with a cape! :P ;D

Oh dear I don't think SM would like that very much, he takes pride in his special super powers and the fact he is quite unique :o  Mind I think he would love to find a super girlfriend!!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: ghilie on July 17, 2008 04:08:20 PM
Guster made it back home safe and sound!  Nothing broke, either.   ;)  I'll post pics this weekend.  Thanks Rira!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on July 17, 2008 07:30:53 PM
please remember to PM your organizer when you receive!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kjlutz on July 18, 2008 03:28:32 PM
Yay Ellie's home!!!!!!
She had a fabulous time with catpants (and was so excited to tell us about it that she made my husband late for a meeting :D). 

I will post pictures once i finish my paper draft that's due on Sunday (hopefully it will be done sooner so I can post all the awesomeness). 


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on August 02, 2008 02:10:59 PM
I am pleased to say that every LV has made it home safe and sound! Thanks for a great swap. Hope to see you all in the Winter Round!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: KiwiDragons on August 02, 2008 09:35:50 PM
I'm so glad to hear that all the LV's made it home safe! I really hope to participate in the winter round, because this was just so much fun!


Title: Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 8 (Send Out BY July 11!!!))
Post by: kishcrafts on October 27, 2008 01:18:49 PM
Round 9 LV Winter Vacation has begun!!!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275519.0

Sign ups until Nov 2nd