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« on: May 10, 2008 05:26:55 PM »

The Important Info:

Swap name:  Make-A-Friend Swap Round 2 (Summer Edition)
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: DesignVigilante
Co-Organizer #1: Bugaboo1
Co-Organizer #2: Tanzie
Co-Organizer #3: SilentMynerva
Co-Organizer #4: Babiestarlite13
Sign-up date range: Saturday, May 10th through Friday, May 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time

The Rules:

1. If you have never been in a swap before you may NOT join this swap! This swap requires a lot of time and effort, therefore I do not think it would be a good idea for a swap newbie. Dont worry, odds are I will be doing a Round 3.
2. Like in Round 1, you will be assigned an Organizer. Once you are assigned to your organizer, you will be in that organizers group. You must check in with that organizer, NOT ME. You must ONLY check in with me if you have a problem with your organizer. Otherwise, all questions, comments, problems, etc. should be directed to the organizer of your group.
3. If you were in Round 1 and were dropped, only sent the 1st package and were dropped, You may not join round 2. I have a list, so do not try to sign up if you know you were dropped last time. If you received negative feedback and want to make up for it, PM me and we will discuss it.
4. Once Signups end, you will have one week to be cleanly dropped from the swap. However, in order to be dropped you must have your partners approval and must have a valid reason for wanting to drop.
5. After the one week deadline, you may not be dropped from the swap unless it is for an extreme emergency! I will no longer be giving out positive feedback for only sending 1 or 2 of the 3 packages unless you have AN EMERGENCY! By emergency I mean a death in the family or an illness.
6. If your partner goes missing, doesnt respond to your messages, and/or hasnt sent any messages to you, do not wait til the last minute to let someone know. If your partner has not messaged you in over a week and you have no idea why, let your organizer know IMMEDIATELY! If you wait til package 2 to let them know your partner has sent you one pm in the past two months, we may not take you seriously.
7. PLEASE remember that this is an international swap. If you say that you can ship outside the country, consider it a binding contract. You may or may not get a partner overseas but do not say Yes without thinking it through! Sending from the United States to Australia can cost upwards of 50 USD unless its a tiny envelope. Although even sending a padded envelope may cost you at least $20. Please take that into consideration.
8. If you are on a tight budget, or foresee your budget being small for this swap, DO NOT say you can ship internationally and choose the LITE version of the packages. If you choose the full version, unless you suddenly got laid off or something to that extent we may not take you seriously if you say you cannot afford this swap after the first package.
9. If you decide to split each of the three packages into 4 smaller packages to send your partner a package every week, You will need to provide DCNs for each and every package you send along with a photo of what you are sending in order for your organizer to make sure you are sending the required number of items for that package.
10. For this round, I am requiring that you have a third form of communication besides your primary email address and craftster.
Acceptable forms of communication: an instant messaging screen name, a secondary email address, ravelry, myspace, or facebook.
Notes: The questionnaire will have a space where you can tell your partner what is your preferred form of communication.
You must also have a valid e-mail address. The first round of check-ins will be done via e-mail.
11. In this swap, you are allowed to partner yourselves, but you must let me know before sign ups end. If you do not have a partner by the end of signups, your organizer will assign you a partner.

The Packages:

For this round, to make it more flexible for those on a budget, there will be a Full and a Lite version of the packages. You must state in your questionnaire which package type you think you will be able to fulfill and we will pair you up accordingly.
Package NumberSend Out DateFull VersionLite Version
1Monday, July 7th Friday, July 11tha Letter introducing yourself and explaining whats in your first package.

Who you are (choice):
A photo album/photo scrapbook containing at least 4 photos (does not have to be of yourself, can be photos taken by you of objects or places)
One artistic item to express yourself (i.e. an atc, a small painting, a drawing, digital art, collage)

Where you are from (choice):
Postcards/Photos of your city/town/state at least 3
Local items at least 3 (i.e. local gifts like mugs with your town on it, local confections, local artwork, local crafts, local craft supplies, local soaps, candles, etc.)

What you like:
At least 3 items that represent your favorite of something (I.e your favorite candy bar, your favorite movie, your favorite yarn, etc.)

What you do best:
At least 3 small (or one medium) crafted items. If you do three items, try to make each one a different type. (i.e. crochet, paper craft, sewing)
One letter
Pick one thing from each category: who you are, where you are from, and What you like. (i.e. one artistic item, one postcard, one favorite thing)
And do all of What you do best
2Friday, August 8th Wednesday, August 13thOne letter

Your Hobbies (choice):
Make a starter kit for a not so crafty hobby (i.e. all collections like stamps, cooking, painting, drawing, atcs)
Make a starter kit for a craft your partner does not know or has had little experience with

Your Partners crafts (choice):
Based on what youve learned from package 1
Make a medium sized set for one of your partners crafts (I.e. if they crochet, make a WIP bag, a crochet hook roll, and a measuring tape cozy)
Add to your partners stash at least 5 items (I.e. if they sew, at least 5 fat quarters of fabric, if they knit at least 5 skeins of yarn)
One letter
Pick either Your Partners Crafts, or Your Hobbies to do.
3Friday, September 5th Wednesday, September 10thOne Letter

Create an ATC or Post Secret expressing one thing your partner might not know about you
Include at least 3 more favorite items that were not included in package 1.

What youve learned (choice):
From what youve learned about your partner.
One large item (3+ hours crafted)
3 Medium items (1+ hour each crafted)
One Letter
Complete FYI
What Youve learned: 5 small items (1 hour or less, crafted)

The Questionnaire:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Instant Messanger Screen name or Other form of contact (i.e. myspace, ravelry, secondary email, etc):
Preferred form of contact (email, im, craftster, myspace, etc.):
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Please confirm that you are over the age of 13:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country:
Any allergies you would like to note:
Any allergens you would like to note (i.e. if u have cats or if u smoke, etc.):

Will you be doing the Full or Lite set of packages?
If you will be doing Full, would you prefer someone who is also doing Full or a Lite?

Age/DOB (if you do not want to disclose your age, just put the month and day of your birth)
Favorite Crafts (crafts you love to do)
Craft Wishlist (crafts you want to learn)
Are you opposed to getting spoiled/getting more than the required items? (this is just a precaution because some people feel obligated to give more if they know their partner is sending extras and I dont want anyone to feel embarrassed or anything like that)
Anything you do not want to receive:
What are some things you'd like to make for yourself but never have enough time to do?

Favorite Books
Favorite Movies
Favorite Bands/Musicians
Favorite Animals
Favorite Passtimes besides crafting
Favorite Games (board, online, video, etc)
Favorite Foods
Favorite Scents (perfumes, natural, spices, etc)
Favorite Colors
Favorite Color Schemes (green-brown, red-white-blue, etc)
Favorite Designs/Patterns (plaid, argyle, stars, etc)

About your life
Do you have a significant other?
Do you have children or grandchildren?
Do you have pets?
Do you attend a school (highschool, college, graduate school, technical school)?
Do you have an occupation?
Do you have any dietary restraints (vegan, vegetarian, etc)?
Do you collect anything?

Would you enjoy receiving food items as your gifts? (cookies, candy, etc..)
If yes, Favorite foods/candies/etc:

Sizes (If you feel uncomfortable divulging this information, you may leave the sizes blank and only share them with your partner)
preferred necklace length:
hips (where you would wear a belt):
head (around, like where you would wear a headband):
Do you wear hair accessories?
Do you wear jewelry/other accessories?

anything else you would like your partner to know at this point?

Any Questions, comments, concerns, feel free to pm me.
Happy Crafting!
« Last Edit: June 06, 2008 01:56:42 AM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 05:28:18 PM »

1. DesignVigilante
2. Bugaboo1
3. Tanzie
4. SilentMynerva
5. love2teach
6. seetulane
7. pinksparklystars
8. CeruleanEyes
9. DIY ho
10. Oxynitrate 
11. suinoko
12. Razberryjam
13. Slingmomma
14. mcook72677
15. rossana9041
16. Haylie
17. Mcbenno
18. tattooedcrafter
19. Kimberly_star
20. Therisa
21. samj
22. calluna
23. bigfatroses
24. sin esperanza
25. silverlining86
26. ckchan
27. ademareej
28. polaritygirl
29. LilFiney
30. cynlynn
31. sasserdesas
32. Longtimegeek
33. dittybop
34. tcha345
35. ruledbyvenus
36. minderkin
37. the franz
38. Dawn Octopus
39. TAOJ
40. sonjabegonia
41. cuppiecakes83
42. babiestarlite13
43. gkswife
44. mserocks
45. palicious
46. kathleenalice
47. craftgirl_sampson
48. crescentfresh
49. devotedplanet

50. loobie

49 of 50 feedback left. 1 to go.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009 03:46:15 PM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 05:28:36 PM »

Group Listings coming soon

Official MAF Chatrooms:
MAF Round 1 (you can still find me and the co-organizers here most often)
password: crafter
MAF Round 2
password: crafter

MAF Round 1:
Original Thread
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008 08:37:35 AM by DesignVigilante » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 06:10:55 PM »

I've been keeping an eye on this swap.  I am going to join up as soon as I get feedback from the swap I just finished.  I'm not a newbie anymore!!!! HoooHoooooo!!  LOL   

This sounds like soooo much fun!!  Can't wait!  Smiley

I totally stole that from your wist!!  Thank you! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 06:15:21 PM »

I just sent in my info.  love2teach

Pintrest:  http://www.pinterest.com/lac1424/
My Raverly ID:  love2teach
I can make almost anything out of polymer clay! :P
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 06:59:12 PM »

I will be diligently working on the questionnaire tomorrow and monday, it might take me both days! LOL
thanks for organizing this DV and all co organizers!

I still sell my clay crafts...email me if you are interested in ordering something. [email protected]
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008 08:33:20 PM »

I'll work on my info too.  It's going to take a while to go through this questionnaire.  I think it'll be worth it though.   

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. "

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008 08:23:47 AM »

What does F.Y.I. mean?   Huh
I've missed the first round, so I'm happy there's a second one.

« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 10:16:24 AM »

for your information = fyi

<3 Jessica Marie

yay i made a wist!!! http://www.wists.com/Jessica_Marie
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 02:27:48 PM »

I can't believe I have bookmarked this thread and am considering joining round 2!!!

BUT round 1 was AWESOME and i adore my partner and its awesome....did i say that?? Grin.

WOW. the "full" and "lite" versions is a brilliant idea!! "full" is DEF. FULL, huh??!! wow!!!!

great tweaks on an already awesome swap idea, DV and all co-organizers!!!!

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