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Topic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap (Sign ups closed, Send out 5/28/08)  (Read 13226 times)
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« on: April 08, 2008 11:22:34 PM »

Swap name: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Martine
Sign-up date range: 4/9/08 - 4/23/08
Date to send item by: 5/28/08

Limited to a certain number of people? 11 (+ organizer)

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Age requirement? 13+

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
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES

Details of swap:
In this swap, participants will craft using repurposed "waste" and rescued materials.  Recycling is definitely awesome, but reusing materials before they go off to the plant is even better!  Be creative with your materials--they're everywhere!  You can use trash/recyclables from your own house, second-hand goods purchased from thrift stores, found items, or dumpster-dived items/supplies*.  Basically, if you've rescued it from the trash (or the threat of the trash) to give it new life, it's a reasonable material to use.  If there are small parts of your project that you absolutely cannot find materials for without using new ones, just make sure it's really sparingly.  I know it can be hard for stuff like paint, thread, etc... just use your best judgment!

Then, along with your crafted items, make sure you tell your partner the story of where you got your materials.  It will be fun to see what waste we've saved from the landfills!

*I realize not everyone is cool with dumpstering, so if you'd prefer that your partner did not use dumpstered items, you can note that in the questionnaire.  Also, if you are dumpstering for supplies, I am going to assume that you know what you are doing, you know the laws in your area regarding dumpster diving, you are being safe while doing it, and you are not using items that are dirty/potentially dangerous in any way.

For this swap, you can decide with your partner whether you would like to do 2 medium and 2 small items OR 1 medium and 3 small items. Please decide with your partner which you would like beforehand. If you decide to do more, that's fine, just please let me know via PM.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer (Martine):

Name of swap: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap
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 13 years old (yes/no):

Why do you choose to "live green"?
What kinds of things do you do to live a "green" lifestyle?
What are you favorite crafts to make?
What kind of crafts would you like to receive?
Is there any kind of craft you would not want to receive?
Favorite colors/color scheme?
Least favorite colors?
Do you mind if your partner uses dumpster dived items/supplies?
Do you have any allergies?
Anything else you want your partner to know?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER (Martine) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  Please be sure to put "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Swap" as the subject of the PM.

Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

After you send out, please make sure you send your DC# to me and your partner.  And please try to post photos in the gallery shortly after you receive!

Since there was such a big interest, I added two more spots.  I'd like to try to keep the swap small just because it's my first time organizing, but I'm glad people are so excited about recycling!
« Last Edit: April 11, 2008 01:46:42 PM by Martine » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008 11:23:14 PM »




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« Last Edit: May 27, 2008 04:57:36 PM by Martine » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008 10:10:00 AM »

this sounds fun to me
i am recycling a lot of things for my two other swaps that i am involved in.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008 11:11:35 AM »

if i can finish my brainstorming/stalking for the swap i'm in, i'll be jumping in on this one!

just yesterday, on my way to the supermarket, i rescued a lovely basket from my neighbor's trash... can't wait to see what inspiration i get with this piece  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008 04:07:10 PM »

This sounds like a fun challenge, and I love the long crafting time!!!

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2008 08:50:48 PM »

This sounds like a fun challenge, and I love the long crafting time!!!

Yeah, I know for a lot of people (myself included) this will be right around exams and crunch time, and especially with having to be so specific about materials... I wanted to make sure everyone has enough time!

« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008 07:56:31 AM »

i am having fun getting ideas  for this swap how is it going with you?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 08:09:38 AM »

Yay!  This will be my inaugural swap through Craftster, so I'm all nerd-giddy.

Great theme, by the way.

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008 11:49:27 AM »

I sent in my info.  Great swap idea!

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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008 09:03:35 PM »

Hello, Recyclers!
I see my name on the list so I'll be joining in on this swap. It's a great idea and should be lots of fun!

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