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Topic: Secret Santa 2009 Swap Party (sign ups CLOSED; mail by 11/23/09)  (Read 75791 times)
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« on: September 26, 2009 07:30:06 AM »


Swap name: Secret Santa 2009 Swap Party!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: tcmatteson
Co-organizer: sarahj2001
Sign-up date range: September 26 October 16
Date to send item by: November 23
Date to open package on: December 19

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, I 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

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

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!

This is a small swap to ease time and money constraints around the holidays. You will craft 1 small and 1 medium item based off of your partners questionnaire, wist, and what else you find while stalking them. You will also purchase 1 item worth $3 - $5 USD this can be an ornament, candy, a candle, or anything else your partner might like. (you should be sending three items in total)

(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 with at least 25 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craftable (not all furniture, electronics, books, etc!!)

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for your secret partner that you can. I am 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! Well make a party of opening and posting our gifts on the 19th of December. This should be enough time for everyone to receive their packages. December 19th isn't good for you for posting? That's alright as long as you let the organizer know and we'll come up with an alternate plan that fits your schedule Smiley

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. You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to the organizer NOT to the person you're crafting for!

Communication requirement: I expect everyone to post at least once a week on the thread. If you havent posted in a week, I will PM you. If you dont respond to the PM within a week of that, I will consider you a flaker. If youre going on vacation, or you know that you wont have internet access for a while, let me know! I want this swap to go as smoothly and as fun as it can. I 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). Please only sign-up if you know that you can follow through to the end!

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

Name of swap: Secret Santa 2009 Swap Party
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)

your wists url:
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 - 10 wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them!

What type of crafts are you really good at:
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...):
Any crafts  you really aren't into:

TV Show:
Cartoon Character:


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?  

« Last Edit: November 23, 2009 07:14:00 PM by tcmatteson » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009 07:30:43 AM »

Saved for participants:

***Please check the gallery for updated send and recieved information***
tcmatteson's wards:

1. Blackstitches
2. cassiecate57
3. chibilightangel
4. crazy4bags
5. gammykatie
6. Homerof2
7. KidWithKemikals
8. kwiltykate
9. Minusxl3lindfold
10. myklia
11. phoenixfiredesigns
12. pinokeeo
13. plucky1_08
14. Puppy_girl
15. sarahj2001
16. SimplyFabulous!
17. Tanza

sarahj2001's wards:

1. Aikibookworm
2. babalina58
3. Belladune
4. blupisan
5. carrieme
6. Casey1201
7. craftydeb
8. jungianwanderer
9. justforme
10. MsMia
11. nikimac
12. sg1psychopath
13. Sherrie B, UT
14. stellato_escuro
15. tcha345
16. thedreamer
17. zcrafter

***These groups have been randomly selected and in no way reflects on the people you will be sending to or recieving from. You will be sending questions/comments/DC #s or Reciepts to your respective wardens ;p***

I will be PMing swap details shortly...
« Last Edit: November 23, 2009 08:01:27 PM by tcmatteson » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009 08:21:31 AM »

I'll be filling out my questionnaire for this.  I've been waiting to see what the requirements are, and I'm positive I can meet them.


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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009 08:27:48 AM »

Yay! Smiley I'm so glad you're going to join us, Pinokeeo. And remember, take your time on filling out the questionnaire!

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009 08:32:08 AM »

 Ha ha SQUEEL..this will be a blast. I have met so many great people here and they make the Christmas card list but I am all about spoiling someone else who does not get spoiled....Also, I have come to realize that I might not change my family and the lack of care or concern that I would receive a gift...I know it is not about receiving but darn it is nice to be thought about other then ( hey can you get the laundry started, Whats for dinner, etc)
   I warn you all...(shifty eyes) I plan to spoil my partner rotten...I am totally in for this one..


I am able to do personal swaps again so lets get some going Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009 09:47:59 AM »

oooo iwant to join this swap it looks awesome! ive been waiting for another christmas swap since i got locked out of the other one i was going to join (i was not happy.) also, i LOVE how detailed the questionairre is! i hope ill have enough time this semester to join  Grin

« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009 11:44:59 AM »

I'll be keeping my eye on this one.  I think I'll be able to participate.  This looks very exciting! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009 12:13:15 PM »

Ive been waiting for this one!  I will be filling out my questionnaire over the next week.

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009 08:41:50 PM »

This sounds like fun! Cheesy
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2009 11:53:50 PM »

oooh this sounds awesome. I hope it doesn't fill up before i can get my questionare in!

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