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ORGANIZED SWAPS => ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED => Topic started by: the littlest ninja on February 16, 2006 03:49:30 AM



Title: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 16, 2006 03:49:30 AM
Swap name: Sweet Treats Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: the littlest ninja
Sign-up date range: 02/16/06-03/01/06
Date to send item by: 03/15/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Sure

All ages allowed? Or 18+?  All ages, but ask the folks first!

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
If you have a sweet tooth, this is the swap for you!  Doughnuts, Cupcakes, Ice Cream, Cookies, Chocolates, any sweet treat is welcome!  We will be swapping One Large or Two Medium items. 

Additionally, I'm using some of PinkMafia's rules:

1. If this is your first swap please read: (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

2. You must post on this thread. A simple I'm in! or whatever will suffice. This is so I'm certain you get all messages.

3. I will be giving feedback in the following way:

great swapper- for those who follow all the rules
Did not thank partner or pm organizer when package was received- for those with bad manners
Poor communication- if you don't respond to my pm's but have been logging on to craftster
Shipped Late (w/ poor communication, or if over 1 week late w/ or w/out communication)
Did not purchase DCN (unless you are not in US)

5. Please put "Sweet Treats Swap" in the title of all PM's ( I get lots so and sometimes it gets confusing.)

6. Please make an item that you would like to receive. Do some research on your partner.

7. Everyone must be willing to ship internationally. Its only a few bucks more.

8. If your package is too thin please stuff with plastic bags so you can get a DCN. If you are out of the US save your receipt, this is proof you shipped. You will not be given credit as shipped if you don't have the receipt and will receive negative feedback.

9.  And if you're going to send "extras" PLEASE discuss it with your partner first, I'd rather everyone just send one or two high quality items, and I don't want any "swap anxiety" caused by you overachievers.   :P

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What's your favorite sweet treat(s)?
What can you make (please list thing you can do well):
What would you like to receive?
Favorite colors/patterns/textures/materials, etc.
Anything else to add:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

brena80 < --- > Minusxl3lindfold
craft_t_chic < --- > lamamarco
Jane Feebles < --- > thefairyqueen
ax174 < --- > SonjaBoo
the littlest ninja < --- > pumperthedinosaur


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 16, 2006 03:54:44 AM
Additionally I will be recording the PROGRESS here:

Green Means Sent
Teal Means Received
Orange Means Sent and Received/Finished
Red Means Contact Me ASAP!

brena8 < --- > Minusxl3lindfold    Hooray
craft_t_chic  < --- > lamamarco    Hooray!
Jane Feebles < --- > thefairyqueen
ax174 < --- > SonjaBoo
the littlest ninja < --- > pumperthedinosaur   Hooray!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: PinkMafia on February 16, 2006 11:10:32 AM
I will sign up towards the end. I'm trying to finish ALL of my swaps before signing up for more.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: craft_t_chic on February 16, 2006 12:21:56 PM
Same here, but I REALLY want to do this!!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: jane feebles on February 16, 2006 05:51:32 PM
I'm in, hurrah!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: thefairyqueen on February 18, 2006 07:09:55 PM
IM IN!!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: kinkyknit on February 20, 2006 08:32:05 AM
Woo!  I did the food swap (and all my stuff ended up being sweet treats!) I'm VERY tempted to join you guys!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 20, 2006 10:20:55 AM
Do it Do it Do it!   ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: brena80 on February 20, 2006 12:12:57 PM
I will sign up towards the end. I'm trying to finish ALL of my swaps before signing up for more.

I have no such will-power.   I'm in!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 20, 2006 09:55:12 PM
OHHH! I want to do this....... but but but I need to see if I can.. OH!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: animegirlie on February 20, 2006 10:44:11 PM
I will sign up towards the end. I'm trying to finish ALL of my swaps before signing up for more.

I might be up for this too, but I need to make sure I'm clear on another swap first.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: Spicey on February 21, 2006 04:43:27 AM
Okay, possibly dumb question here:
Are we to make or buy sweet treats or it it sweet treat inspired crafts?


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 21, 2006 06:03:12 AM
It's sweet treat inspired crafts, however, I'm sure your partner wouldn't mind a few actual treats to go with it  :D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: Krysta on February 22, 2006 07:05:18 PM
Only 4 people signed up so far? Wow I thought there was more interested.

I think I'll sign up later on this week - gotta see how I feel. Now I don't have many ideas [lost my notebook in the move] for crafts for this!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 22, 2006 07:56:19 PM
Yeah, only 4 so far.  I think a lot of people are waiting until the end to sign up.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: thefairyqueen on February 22, 2006 11:55:28 PM
OI! hope more people join this one! i reckon itd be to good to miss!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: kinkyknit on February 23, 2006 02:45:23 AM
The problem is that there are so many great swaps happening at the moment.  It's briliant, but it's tempting to go bananas and overload yourself.  :(


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: ax174 on February 23, 2006 09:58:54 AM
The problem is that there are so many great swaps happening at the moment.  It's briliant, but it's tempting to go bananas and overload yourself.  :(

True - I've been eyeing a few other swaps as well, but I chose this one because of the low-pressure "craft one or two really nice things, rather than a whole bunch of so-so things" intent.  I personally find it daunting when a swap requires you to make, say, a minimum of one big thing and 2-3 medium things.  Myself, I'd rather receive one really nice thing than lots of just-okay things anyway.
 


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 24, 2006 06:48:27 PM
Me too ax174, I would rather receive one thing that someone put a lot of effort and love into, than a bunch of things someone felt they had to rush to finish.

Some Reminders:

1. PLEASE do not forget to post in this thread!
2. Signups will close at Midnight Central Time on Sunday night.
3.  I will start preparing partner stuff that night, but you will probably get your partners on Monday afternoon, after my class.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: Jemnifur on February 26, 2006 09:00:30 PM
I would like to be in.!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 26, 2006 10:09:05 PM
Okay, since there are only 8 of us signed up, I would like to know if people would like signups extended for another 3 days or so...Please get back to me in the next 16 or so hours...I'll post partners then if no one wants signups extended, otherwise I'll extend them until Wednesday.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 26, 2006 10:10:23 PM
I would like one more day or so...


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: jane feebles on February 26, 2006 10:36:04 PM
Come on guys!  This swap will be so much fun!  There are tutorials galore in craftster for making sweetie themed bags, stuffies, jewellry, anything you want
Sign up! sign up!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 26, 2006 10:39:15 PM
I'm just afraid I won't be able to make something my partner will like, so I'm trying to brainstorm ideas that can be tailored to what she wants...


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: jane feebles on February 26, 2006 10:51:08 PM
Aw, come on, your avatar's a chocolate bar!! 
Don't worry about swap anxiety, how do you know what your partner will want until you get them?


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 26, 2006 11:05:45 PM
Haha... I never really thought about how my avatar was a chocolate bar! Ok, I'm in thanks to you Jane! That is if sign ups are still being accepted...


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups 02/16/06 - 02/26/06
Post by: thefairyqueen on February 26, 2006 11:14:00 PM
ooh man! i both want more people to sign up, but i also want to get my partner now so i can start to make stuff!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups extended to 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 27, 2006 02:59:28 AM
Yeah, I think I'm going to extend this for a few days.  I want to get going too, but I've had two people apply last minute, so maybe we can get a few more in.  I'll post in the ideas thread too.

Oh, btw, if anyone belongs in this swap, it's the person with the chocolate bar avatar  ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 27, 2006 07:58:11 AM
Haha... it's kinda ironic though, I don't care for chocolate too much, I know it's like reason in this swap. And I don't eat it or half the stuff in this swap becasue I recently transitioned to veganism... I like all this stuff, meaning cupcakes and ice cream and donuts becasue they are cute :)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: pumperthedinosaur on February 27, 2006 10:36:31 AM
same here, I don't actually eat much of this stuff anymore, like once in a GREAT while, but still love the aesthetics of a well iced cupcake  ;D.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: jane feebles on February 27, 2006 02:42:20 PM
LOL!  I organised a party for someone the other week, it was her 30th but she didn't want a birthday cake (!?!) We eventually talked her into cupcakes, and that's exactly the same phrase she said when she ageed she "liked the aesthetics of cupcakes"
And who doesn't???  I have to admit, I'm like you guys too, I stopped eating sugar and stuff a year ago, but man, sweet stuff is so cute!  And it's a way to indulge without being naughty  :)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: lamamarco on February 27, 2006 02:49:57 PM
That's my next thing sugar. I went from no meat to  only chicken to no meat to only chicken to vegan and now, I'm going to try to give up sugar in a month or so.

Yes! That's right on! They are so cute and adorable and can be made for any occasion or theme. 


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: craft_t_chic on February 27, 2006 08:42:17 PM
I like cupcakes so much better than cake. I don't know if it's because they are so cute that makes them taste better or what!

The other day I was at the grocery store and they had cupcakes that were sitting next to each other, all lined up, but decorated much like a cake....one was like, 8 cupcakes lined up in two rows and decorated to look like spongebob! How cool is this?!?!?! I was majorly excited. I'm odd.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: jane feebles on February 27, 2006 09:59:55 PM
That's probably what's so cool about sweets and cakes, they taste good and you can make them pretty or look like other stuff.  Novelty cakes are awesome.  Novelty cupcakes even better cos they're little too  :)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on February 28, 2006 08:54:47 AM
I don't generally eat chocolate or candies, but I'm all about pastries   ;D  There's this restaurant by my apartment that makes these crazy, fancy gourmet cupcakes that I love.  The cuteness thing sure does seem to make them taste better though   ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: Minusxl3lindfold on February 28, 2006 10:52:46 AM
I just signed up.  :D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 01, 2006 10:36:25 PM
Okay, signups are closed and partners are assigned, if there are issues please PM me.  I'll also move this thread in the morning, and get all the PM and feedback stuff done this morning.

(begin rant) Does anyone else ever kinda feel like the Craftster Outcast?  I mean, there was all sorts of interest in this swap before I offered to organize it, but only ten people signed up, and part of me can't help but think that if PinkMafia was organizing it still (and she's a FANTASTIC organizer) there would be way more participants?  So, I guess basically I'm sorry I killed the swap  :-\ but I think we'll have fun anyways.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 02, 2006 06:10:59 AM
Okay, everyone should have "IN PROGRESS" in their feedback, and everyone except pumperthedinosaur should have their partner's info (I promise I'll get on it as soon as I wake up this afternoon, pumperthedinosaur!)  If there's something missing or you have another concern please PM me.

A few things to keep in mind:
1. Please talk to your partner! Half the fun of swaps is getting to know people, IMHO.
2. The requirements for this swap are either one large item or two medium items.  If you are planning to send extra, please discuss it with your partner!  No swap anxiety!
3.  Sendoff is by March 15th.  I will PM everyone on March 9th and I would like everyone to give me a progress report at that time, please do not send before March 9th.
4.  Everyone sending within the US is REQUIRED to get a DC#, and when you do get it, please PM this number to me AND to your partner!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: kinkyknit on March 02, 2006 06:57:31 AM
I've been so busy thinking: "shall I join the sweet treats swap?? or would that be taking on too much??"  That I missed the close date and it therefore became a moot point!!  ::)  Absolutely nothing to do with who's organising, honest!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups Extended until 20 people or 03/01/06
Post by: lamamarco on March 02, 2006 07:37:43 AM
Okay, signups are closed and partners are assigned, if there are issues please PM me.  I'll also move this thread in the morning, and get all the PM and feedback stuff done this morning.

(begin rant) Does anyone else ever kinda feel like the Craftster Outcast?  I mean, there was all sorts of interest in this swap before I offered to organize it, but only ten people signed up, and part of me can't help but think that if PinkMafia was organizing it still (and she's a FANTASTIC organizer) there would be way more participants?  So, I guess basically I'm sorry I killed the swap  :-\ but I think we'll have fun anyways.


I've had that happen also, I think it's just becasue of all the other swaps that go on. I'm not trying to say those are better, I just mean that maybe someone would prefer to join the veggie swap of what not, I personally think swaps are fun and have to restrain myself from joining too many...

Anyway, you are doing an AWESOME job, I'm organinzing a few right now, and I appreciate all the work you are doing :)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: craft_t_chic on March 02, 2006 07:46:28 AM
I have to agree with lamamarco...there's alot going on right now. I know I've had to pick and choose to keep from getting overwhelmed! I also agree that you are doing a great job so far organizing. I like the fact that there are so many rules in place. I rarely have had someone flake on me, but I hate to see when people in a swap I have been in get flaked on, so I love all the rules that help out with that! Not to mention, you out our info soooo quickly! YAY for that! ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 02, 2006 10:25:51 AM
Thanks you guys, I just had some early morning doubts, sometimes I don't post in threads because I'll think "If I post here, it'll kill the thread, and I want it to keep going!"   ;D 


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 02, 2006 11:54:07 AM
I think this will be such a fun swap-- thanks for organizing littlest ninja! :D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: jane feebles on March 02, 2006 03:35:44 PM
Absolutely, I'm really looking forward to crafting for this swap. And my partner rocks! ( :-* thefairyqueen)
I know what you mean about being a post killer, I get that feeling too sometimes.  Don't stress, I've been in little swaps before and they're more fun in some ways cos we all get to know each other really well.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: ax174 on March 03, 2006 05:51:30 AM
I agree with what's been said - littlest ninja, you're a fantastic organizer!  I'm impressed by your great communication and promptness.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 10, 2006 06:55:31 AM
Okay, you all should have received a PM from me this morning, if you didn't I just want you to PM me your status and when you think you'll be ready to send.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 12, 2006 06:10:26 AM
Okay, I still need to hear from brena80 and pumperthedinosaur.  A few people want some extra time, so I'll just extend send out until the end of the week (3/18) because, if nothing else, I just sometimes have trouble getting to the post office.  A number of people have told me they're ready to send, and a few want extra time, so talk with your partner to figure out when you should send, and as soon as I hear from brena80 and pumperthedinosaur, I can clear everyone to send when they can.

brena80 (sending on time) <---> Minusxl3lindfold (sending on time)
craft_t_chic (ready this week) <---> lamamarco (wants more time)
ax174 (ready to send) <---> SonjaBoo (ready by Tuesday)
Jane Feebles (more time) <--->thefairyqueen (more time)
pumperthedinosaur (ready this week)  <---> the littlest ninja (ready this week)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 13, 2006 05:29:42 AM
Okay, I've heard from everyone!  After you've worked it out with your partner you can send!  PLEASE remember that you need to send a DC# to me and your partner if it's applicable!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 18, 2006 08:32:41 AM
Sendouts sendouts sendouts!!!!!!  Send out is TODAY!  Please PM me AND your partner with DC# and stuff.  If you need time, let me AND your partner know!  I will update all that stuff when I get back from the post office this afternoon   ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 20, 2006 11:04:57 AM
Do we have a gallery for this yet?  (not meaning to rush you-- I was just wondering if I missed it!)


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 20, 2006 11:48:18 AM
We do now:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85732.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=85732.0)

FYI, I'm really really sick right now, I probably won't update again until tomorrow, but I'll try to at least read PMs and stuff like that.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 20, 2006 11:52:45 AM
Oh no!  I hope you feel better!  :(  Hopefully you will be receiving your sweet treats soon and they will perk you right up! 

Thank you for creating a gallery!  I really wasn't meaning to rush you.  Sometimes I have trouble finding things, so I thought I would check!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: craft_t_chic on March 20, 2006 02:41:29 PM
SonjaBoo, you asked what I was thinking!  ;D


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 20, 2006 05:51:21 PM
Heh, no problem at all.  I just had some wicked food poisoning.  I'm finally not nauseous enough to move around a bit.   :P  I'll update the send stuff early tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: jane feebles on March 20, 2006 06:10:47 PM
Oh no!
I bet the idea of sweet treats ain't getting you too excited right now  :-X


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: craft_t_chic on March 20, 2006 06:12:57 PM
Heh, no problem at all.  I just had some wicked food poisoning.  I'm finally not nauseous enough to move around a bit.   :P  I'll update the send stuff early tomorrow.

Take your time. Hope your tummy feels better soon!!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 26, 2006 07:04:03 AM
Okay, everyone except thefairyqueen has sent and received (and she has contacted me), and everyone except jane feebles and SonjaBoo has received, so we're almost done (or I'm wrong, if that's the case let me know)!  I'll update some feedback tonight too.  You all made some fab packages!!!


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on March 28, 2006 05:01:25 PM
Sorry I've been out of the loop, I seem to be catching every virus out there.  thefairyqueen still has to send, but everyone else is finished, and I'll post feedback tonight.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: the littlest ninja on April 05, 2006 03:50:11 PM
Okay, it looks like thefairyqueen is flaking, she's stopped communicating    :-[  So, before I post in the angel thread, I thought I'd give you guys first dibs, if you want to be an angel for jane feebles.  PM me if you're interested.


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: SonjaBoo on April 06, 2006 08:48:21 AM
littlest ninja, I PM'd you! 


Title: Re: Sweet Treats Swap! Signups CLOSED! Send 03/15/06!
Post by: jane feebles on April 06, 2006 11:37:43 PM
littlest ninja, I PM'd you! 

Thanks Sonjaboo  :)