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Topic: Holiday GutBuster/Lose Weight Swap! EXTENDED to 1/15/10!  (Read 24636 times)
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Miss Whitney
« on: November 25, 2009 08:29:35 AM »

Swap name: Holiday Gut Buster/ Help Me Lose Weight Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Miss Whitney
Sign-up date range: 11/25-12/9
Date to send item by:1/11/2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):Will need a co-organizer if over 25.

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

Additional Age requirement? NO

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 16 years old: YES
- 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:
The holiday season is here, and I can already feel the extra pounds creeping on! Let's all get an early start on our New Years Resolutions, and help each other fight off those evil holiday pounds! In this swap, we will craft things to help motivate our partner to lose weight and/or get fit. Some possible crafts are motivational art or jewelry, crafted gym bags or yoga mat slings, inspirational quotes, healthy recipe cookbooks, or a calendar to help track achievements! So many other possibilities! This is going to be so much fun!

As for the specifics:  this is a  five-point swap .  Swap packages can include any number or size of items as long as they add up to at least 5 points:
3 pts = large
2 pts = medium
1 pt = small

Here are the Craftster guidelines for item sizes:
LARGE:  3 or more hours, $30 or more (a shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse)
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet)

These size guidelines are very subjective, so, as always, work with your partner to decide how much to send.  Be sure to agree on the amount of time, money, and effort you want to spend for this swap.    If you or your partner want to make something that requires more time or effort than we usually think of for a large item this point system gives you a little room.  But PLEASE be sure to consult with your partner!  


For this swap, you will need to post in the thread once a week. Not only does this help the organizer keep track of what's going on, but it helps build a network to support everyone on their weight loss mission. Failure to post in the thread at least once a week (without prior notification of absence) will be noted in communication feedback.

As per the Craftster Swap Rules, participants who have not sent by 2 weeks after the deadline will be given negative feedback. This will be reversed when you send.

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

Name of 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 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

What are your fitness goals (i.e. lose weight, run a 10-k, drink more water & less soda)?
Are you interested in crafts pertaining to exercise or healthy eating or both?

If interested in exercise crafts:
What are your favorite fitness activities/sports?
Do you go to a gym or work out on your own?
Where do you workout the most?
What is your favorite exercise?
What is your least favorite (so the partner can try to make it more fun maybe)?

If interested in healthy eating crafts:
What kind of plan are you following (formal or informal).  For example, are you following a particular diet plan, have you sworn off fried foods, or do you just really love fruit?
What are your favorite healthy foods?
Are you on a special diet? (diabetics & etc ) incase they want to find friendly recipes.

If you would like gear (shirts and stuff) what sizes?
What are your favorite crafts to do?
Is there any specific type of craft you would not like to receive?
Favorite Color?
Least Favorite Color?
Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you have any allergies relevant to this swap?
Anything else youd like your swap partner to know about your style, lifestyle, etc.?


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


1. tcmatteson
2. mandys08
3. hngoodlett
4. Aikibookworm
5. beccas_song
6. EnginerdLisa
7. twonderland *First Time Swapper!*
8. uhleetaw
9. rednightsky86
10.Miss Whitney


1.Miss Whitney - Enginerd Lisa
2.uhleetaw - beccas_song
3.tcmatteson - rednightsky86
4.ariaya > Aikibookworm > hngoodlett > ariaya (Round Robin!)
5.mandys08 - twonderland

« Last Edit: January 11, 2010 10:55:40 PM by Miss Whitney » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009 09:43:47 AM »

Oooooh, I so need this!
Just need a little time to gets some ideas and fill out the questionnaire. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009 09:56:22 AM »

I just signed up! Maybe we can turn this into our "support group" as well and post our progress even after the swap is completely closed?

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009 11:23:48 AM »

sent in my info! i def. am in need of a holiday time support group to control my overeating

at first I was drawing a blank on this swap and then I looked at the old gallery and there are so many wonderful things I would never have thought of! Love the advent like thing with something for each pound lost. So cute. Love that idea!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009 09:27:10 PM »

 I just sent mine in! Can't wait to get started!

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009 10:12:44 PM »

I'm in.  I certainly need it.  *sigh*

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009 10:19:15 PM »

I am seriously considering joining this swap!

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009 11:34:59 PM »

Yay! I'm in! I need the encouragement and would love to craft for someone to help them too!

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009 09:34:19 AM »

Woo hoo! I'm glad there has been enthusiasm for this swap! I can't wait to get started!

« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2009 11:12:33 AM »

I'm on a diet, for an event at the end of January, and need a crafty distraction from eating.  I'm signing up.

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