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181  Re: Mini Altered Tin Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: July 04, 2014 12:25:52 AM
Killam Creative's tin traveled at lightning speed (East coast to Hawai'i in two days!) and was waiting for me when I got home from work late last night.  I finally had a chance to open it this afternoon, and it's amazing!

Please pardon my hasty pictures. I can't get my computer out at the moment, but I want to post something so everyone can see, so I'll try to be fancy with my phone since the iphone has problems with posting more than one pic a day...

She went with one of my totally favorite themes: "moon on a string."

I love the clay moon and hand, and the wire "string" actually connects them through a drilled hole in the tin.  I absolutely love it!!

Thank you so much Killam Creative! (And I'll try to post more an better pictures if I have a chance tomorrow!)
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182  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: June 22, 2014 01:43:46 PM
Hi everyone!
Sorry we've been a bit MIA (this mercury retrograde is wearing me out!).

Here's a recent shot of this morning... Not too exciting, papaya for breakfast from the backyard.

also, I will be messaging some people shortly (some haven't posted in more than 3 weeks!).  Please let me know if you are concerned about your partner.

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183  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: June 14, 2014 05:29:38 PM
Sorry, we've been in and out lately and haven't posted much!

Stella got to join us for a fun dinner at the Top of Waikiki rotating restaurant last week!

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184  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP MAY 2014 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: May 27, 2014 09:51:15 PM
I received a beautiful card from Amaranth_in_oz for my "moon in a string" theme.

I love it!  Thank you!!

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185  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: May 24, 2014 12:13:54 PM
Yipes! I just realized I didn't post a picture at home yet!  When I'm at home, I try to spend a lot of time outside, since I never see the light of day at work. (Boooooo.)

Stella got to help me with some gardening, and here she is, chilling out on the lanai with one of my Blythe dolls.

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186  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: May 10, 2014 09:08:52 PM
Stella found a friend in our yard the other day... He was super hard to get in focus with my phone camera!

(More on the blog below!)
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187  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: May 06, 2014 11:34:40 PM
Things have been a bit crazy busy, but Stella got to explore the yard this weekend.  She seemed to really like the pink hibiscus!

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188  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: May 03, 2014 10:20:22 AM
I love the farewell pictures!!! And cats, of course.  I'm sure we'll en up with intentional and accidental cat pictures here too!

Stella arrived last night from her trip over the ocean, and immediately had to follow me out to a gig, but we managed to get a picture by the front gate before we left!

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189  Little Visitor Swap Round 19- Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Mountains and Clouds on: April 25, 2014 09:31:16 AM
LVSR19 Gallery!

original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432967.0#axzz2zureiMV1

Mountains and Clouds' Group:

Smeddley < > Koalascout

LindyV321 < > PhoenixFireDesigns

CraftADDchick < > FruityLoops

Wildfyre < > griminspirations

Inselaeffchen < > hlillie

Ptarmic Wumpus < >Rockingbearranch

Alexampersandra< >Ludi

sent LV
LV received
Sent Back (return trip)
LV has been received back home

late w/ communication
feedback given
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190  Little Visitor Swap Round 19 CLOSED (SU: 4/18/14-4/25/14, SO: 5/2/14, 10/5/2014) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Mountains and Clouds on: April 18, 2014 09:57:39 PM
We're back for Round 19!!

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

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

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

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Details of swap:
Round 10: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305650.0
Round 10 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307737.0

Round 11: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324176.msg3741893#msg3741893
Round 11 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324859.msg3750728#msg3750728

Round 12: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346817.0
Round 12 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347857.msg4053203#msg4053203

Round 13: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369131.0
Round 13 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369885.0

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


You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by May 2nd, along with a BIOGRAPHY (likes/dislikes/personality traits) and CONTRACT. Your partner will sign the CONTRACT and send it back to you ASAP. The contract is so that they promise to love and care for your stuffy as if it was their own and to send it home when the LV visit is over.

Here is a sample contract from one of the previous rounds:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzzHcTlycpcMWnU2STVfUlhkZVE/edit ( created by Phoenixfiredesigns, thank you!)

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

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

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery at LEAST ONCE A WEEK the swap organizers will be checking this. If you are going to be away please let us AND your partner know. Failure to check in will be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community. Of course, the more places they visit, the better! And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. I know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. I highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor. Many people like to create a blog for their little visitor!

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area! In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like. Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by September 29, 2014. I know that's a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many holiday excursions as possible! If you'd like to send the LV back earlier, again please discuss it with your partner.

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

To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV, his/her/its bio, and the contract to your partner by May 2, 2014.
* Sign your partner's contract and mail it back AS SOON as you receive the LV.
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights! Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by September 29, 2014.
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.

Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let me know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.

THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Ill know that youll get notification of anything I post here.

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

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

Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 19
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?
Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?
Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?
Is your LV from a home where people smoke?
Is your LV from a home with pets?
Name of LV:
Does your LV have a religious affiliation?
Does your LV have a political affiliation?
Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)
Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?
Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?
Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)
Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:
Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?
What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?
What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?
Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)
Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?
What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?
What size is your LV?
Any type of LV you would not like to host? (for example, I do not like clowns, so I would not enjoy hosting a LV that is a clown, *shudder*)
List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)
Do you have/have access to a camera?
Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?
Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)
Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?
Anything else you would like to let your partner know?
Do you have a WIST/pinterest?
Facebook/myspace? (please provide links)

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

Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Mountains and Clouds). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


List of Participants:

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


Mountains and Clouds's Group:

Smeddley < > Koalascout

LindyV321 < > PhoenixFireDesigns

CraftADDchick < > FruityLoops

Wildfyre < > griminspirations

Inselaeffchen < > hlillie

Ptarmic Wumpus < > Rockingbearranch

Alexampersandra < > Ludi

Wildfyre's Group:

Zigg13pra < > crazyda79

JillHogan < > Artsycandice

Waterbaby < > Ratfinkz

KittyHerman < > gala_apples

Mbellish < > WitchyPuOnline

Mountains and clouds < > Whistley
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