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on: November 25, 2013 12:49:09 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by sowool
Relevance: 58.2%
I received my package and man, oh, man! I am blown away by my secret santa's generosity! I was instructed to open part of the package because of its perishable nature. My family and I devoured all of those delicious cookies this past weekend.....SO YUMMY!!!

Here is a peek at the all of the wonderful goodies Grin

And here are the beautiful packages I am going to open on the 7th (minus the one that says no peeking....that contained the yummy peppermint chocolate marshmallows)!

Thank you so much, "Pepper Minstix"!!!
on: November 25, 2013 07:22:26 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by artista83
Relevance: 58.2%
i recieved! cant wait to open! and an awsome spoiler that was not wrapped....a pickle ornament! i looovvvee pickles and didn't own one yet!!!!

so excited!!!! can't wait to open!
the packages were in such a nifty box, i had to show it! it has fish for my kids to color and turn into a game! i wonder where my partner found such an interesting box!
on: November 25, 2013 03:53:30 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by cloud_berry
Relevance: 58.2%
Here's mine!

There's definitely some squishy things and definitely some firmer things!! And I might have it narrowed down to 2-3 people!! I'm so excited!

Yaaaay Secret Santa!
on: November 25, 2013 07:49:46 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by quaggy
Relevance: 58.2%
My package arrived and I think I just might know who my secret Santa is!!!!!!!

If I am correct I can't wait to tear into these presents!

on: October 03, 2013 06:31:32 AM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by BigBangMomma
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Swap name: Secret Santa Swap 2013
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: johnson.mom2two
Co-organizer: kbrison
Sign-up date range: October 3 - October 19
Date to send item by: International Swappers: Nov 15th-Nov 18
         (Living outside USA or USA swappers shipping outside USA)
              (CAN-CAN  and  USA -USA Swappers: Nov 18- Nov 21)
Date to open package on: December 7-8

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Age requirement? 18 and over, please
**As this swap is time sensitive, we will not accept first-time swappers, or people that get consistent late sender feedback**

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 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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a SECRET Santa swap!
Your partner will not know who you are until they open your package! In turn, you will not know who will be sending to you.
You will receive your partner's info, and you will stalk them!  You must NOT contact your partner and let them know who you are! (go through your group leader if you have a question that must be answered!).

Please understand if you agree to ship outside your country, you will have a few less days of crafting time. This is to help ensure the packages arrive on or before our Opening Party Day.  Please no early senders! We don't want someone to have their package arrive weeks before Party Day. The wait to open would be pure torture!

**If you are shipping anywhere outside your country, we would like you ship between Nov 15-Nov 18. These few extra days give the postal services more time to deliver your package on time.
**If you are shipping within your country, we would like you to ship between Nov 18-21.

This is a small swap to ease time and money constraints around the holidays. You will craft 1 medium item based off of your partners questionnaire, Pinterest,  and what else you find while stalking them. **Extras are allowed, however, keep in mind you may not receive as much as you send.**

You will come up with your very own Super Secret Santa's Helper Alias to track shipping, so have fun coming up with your name!  Be creative! Be original! Have fun!

Your crafted item MUST be wrapped so that if  your partner chooses to open their box, they can place their gifts under their tree, or display as they chose to.
Please don't forget to include a sealed note so that when your partner opens their gifts, they will know who to thank for their gift.
You may post pictures of your wrapped present as you receive, if you wish. This is not required. Try to post pictures as  quickly as possible during Opening Party Weekend. If you are unable to post pictures that weekend, please let your group leader know ahead of time that you will be posting late, and post as soon as you can.  If you are busy/out of town this weekend, you won't receive negative comments for posting pictures a day or two late.  

By Time
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
-Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
-Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

By Price
-Medium = $10-$30 dollars
-Small = $10 or less

Everyone MUST have a wist or pinterest with at least 25 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craft-able (not all furniture, electronics, books, etc!!) **The organizers will be checking to be sure you have fulfilled this before you are added to the swap.**

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for your secret partner that you can. We  are giving a long sign-up period so that you can take your time in filling out the questionnaire. Please take several days to think of a full comprehensive list for your partner because your partner will not be able to ask you questions, so make sure you give lots of info.

The kicker to this swap is that you must WAIT to open your package! Put it under your tree or have your SO or roommate hide it from you ^_~ Well have a party of opening and posting our gifts on the weekend of the 7-8th of December.

If you are in the United States, you must get a DC# for your package and if youre outside of the United States you must be able to send an electric copy of your postage receipt. The other requirement is that you need to write Secret Santa Swap Party somewhere on the package! This way no one gets accidentally confused and open up their present early! You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to the person in charge of your group and NOT to the person you're crafting for!

Communication requirement: we expect everyone to post at least once a week on the thread or send a message to your group leader. If you havent posted in a week, we will PM you. If you dont respond to the PM within a week of that, you will be considered a flaker. If youre going on vacation, or you know that you wont have internet access for a while, let us know! We want this swap to go as smoothly and as fun as it can. We also understand that there are some more quiet people who only like to read. For your post just give an update. Still researching my partner at this time is an acceptable post (or whatever your status might be at the time). Also, if you skip 3 or more weeks (non-consecutively) in posting, it will be marked as bad communication in your feedback. Please only sign-up if you know that you can follow through to the end!

(Thanks to tcmatteson and jezebel_1982, we've used a lot of your previous Questionnaire and information)

If you want to participate, fill out the information below and send to BOTH johnson.mom2two AND kbrison:

Name of swap: Secret Santa Swap 2013
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18  years old (yes/no)

Super Secret Santa's Helper Alias:

List any/all below that can help your partner. You must list at least ONE:
Etsy Favorites:

Any other websites that can give your partner hints:
Please list any aversions or allergies (smoke, pets, etc.):
Please list allergens found within your home:

What holiday(s) in December does your household celebrate:
Are you willing to craft for someone who doesnt celebrate the same holiday as yourself?
Do you want to receive holiday related/decorated stuff or not?

List your top 5 or more wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them! Please try to keep your wishes to medium or small items and you must have at least 5.

What type of crafts do you do:
What type of crafts do you enjoy doing:
What type of crafts are you learning and want more practice on:
Any crafts you particularly admire (ie, sewing, knitting...) that you don't do:
Any crafts  you really aren't into:

Favorites- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
TV Show:
Cartoon Character:
Anything else you love?

Dislikes- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Anything else you dont like?

Do you:
   keep a journal/sketchbook?
   have a mobile phone, MP3 player, etc?  Kind/Size
   need a project bag/tote/purse?  Size?
   collect anything?

Is there something that you would love to learn to do?

Jewelry (do you wear):
     bracelets/cuff?  wrist size?
     necklaces?  length?
     metals you prefer (gold, silver, copper, brass)?
Would you like clothes made for you?
   bust measurement?
   waist measurement?
   hip measurement?
   foot measurement?
   inseam measurement?
   head measurement?
   arm measurement from wrist to elbow?

Anything else you'd like your partner to know?  


on: November 25, 2013 08:44:19 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by phoenixfiredesigns
Relevance: 58.2%
I got a box in the mail today!! At first I was like, "what is this?" because I've been ordering a lot of supplies lately but it clearly wasn't from a company. And I didn't remember ordering anything that was that kind of box shaped anyway. Then I was like... "OOOOH! I bet it's my secret santa package!" so I gingerly cut it open to peek inside to be sure.

(Ginger kitten's fluffy tail is seen to the left of the photo because she absolutely HAS to help me take pictures!)

I love the little hint tags on the gifts. I admit, I totally peeked at the hints. Now I'm even MORE excited!!
on: November 30, 2013 09:51:33 AM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by Homerof2
Relevance: 58.2%
My wrapped items - seriously how am I going to wait!!!

on: December 03, 2013 09:05:00 AM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by lindyv321
Relevance: 58.3%
I got a package yesterday!!!! According to the notes I got gifts from Hogwarts, The Doctor, Jack Skellington, and what looks to be treats from Hogsmeade!!! 

on: December 03, 2013 06:11:47 PM 
Started by BigBangMomma, Message by rockingbearranch
Relevance: 58.3%
I received this from Santa today  Grin
Can't wait to open it!

Edit...I can actually wait for everyone to get theirs.

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