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Topic: Penpal swap round 2! (signup 27/04/11-04/05/11;first sendout 18/05/11)  (Read 12972 times)
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« on: April 27, 2011 01:36:46 AM »

Grin Details of the swap!  Grin
There is a lot to read..............you may wanna nip off and grab a cuppa tea before you start!!  Cheesy

Swap name: Penpal swap round 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Miss_Evil_Penguin
Sign-up date range: 27/04/11 - 04/05/11
Date to send item by: Partner 1 = 18/05/11 Partner 2 = 01/06/11 (I am aware that we may need to tweak the dates for some of you if you have not received from partner 1 within those 2 weeks because of the postal systems!  Wink)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope!
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope!
Additional Age requirement?  Nope! Just the usual over 16 please!
Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yeah!
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes!
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes, I am not organising more than 3 swaps!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes (any offers???)
- Is at least 18 years old: Oh 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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

This swap is for people that love to receive letters! Your penpalness can be a one off thing or a lasting friendship. Lets face it, we all love getting mail through the post that is not a bill!  Cheesy This swap will be a small one, a 3 point swap (This includes the letter so the gift can be worth 2 points but if you write a mammouth letter that takes you 3 days then include a 1 point gift!!  Wink) Its ok to go over the points but please discuss this with your partner before hand to save any embarrassment.
You will all be partnered in pairs, one person will be partner 1 and the other person will be partner 2. I will tell you which one you are when I send out partners, there is a place to state a preference so dont panic! To help you get started I will pose a list of questions you can choose from or you can add your own if you wish.
Partner 1 = You will write your letter and send a gift first, you must include 3 questions for your partner to answer as this helps keep the momentum going, you have to answer those questions in your letter too (does that make sense?  Huh)
Partner 2 = When you have received your letter and gift you can send a letter and a gift back, you must answer the 3 questions that your partner has asked and choose 3 more (remember to answer the questions you pose too)

I know all of this sounds complicated but its quite simple when you get the hang of it! Some people might want to write their letter and add a seperate piece of paper with the questions on. Also I found it helpful to photocopy the letters I sent to my penpals and keep them with the replies as its sometimes really lovely to re-read them!  Smiley

This will be a 3 point swap based on the following guidelines:
Large = 3 pts, medium = 2 pts, small = 1 pt. Below are the guidelines for item size.

By Time
Large = 3 or more hours
Medium = 2 or more hours
Small = 2 or less hours

By Size
Large = A shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse
Medium = one single necklace or bracelet, a scarf
Small = Earrings, stickers, wallets, pouches, bookmarks

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

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 or would you prefer someone closer to home?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval?
What are your likes (books/animals/bags etc)?
What are your dislikes?
What are your favourite crafts to do?
Are there any crafts you want to learn? (it would be good to maybe match people who can teach each other new crafts!)
Do you smoke or have animals?
Would you mind having crafts/letters from a house with animals or smoke? (not smoking animals, thats just weird!!)
Would you like a partner with similar or different likes/dislikes to yourself?
Are you looking for a long term penpal or just a one time thing?
Would you prefer to have further communication via snail mail or email if you are looking long-term?
Would you prefer to be partner 1 or 2? (I will sort this out if I can!)
Do you have a wist list? (This can be useful to add friendship/letter writing stuff to so your partner can get an idea of what you like!)
Any other info?

I look forward to meeting you all in the swap! Smiley
« Last Edit: April 28, 2011 09:44:20 AM by alteredmommy - Reason: added dates to the title » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011 01:37:37 AM »

Members of the swap!!  Cheesy

How Lovely

Sending a teeny bit late
Please contace me ASAP
Feedback given
(Partner 1 on the left and 2 on the right)

BroadwayBound313           >          How Lovely
Rorys_One                      >           jennythor
Zzdia                             >  Miss_Evil_Penguin
whats_her_name              >         kimchery
clumsy_momma                >          PaperWings
LA-Fairy                          >          Nven
Here is the link to the gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380589.0
« Last Edit: July 11, 2011 11:03:41 AM by rackycoo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011 09:40:37 AM »

Question examples for the letters  Smiley

- What are your 3 fave films?
- Who was your childhood hero?
- What are your fave smells? (I know this seems random but if you are sending scented gifts in the future its nice to be able to send something your partner will like.)
- What are your fave music lyrics?
- What is your dream holiday destination?
- What is your fave TV show?
- What is your fave colour?
- What is your fave childhood story?
- What is your fave holiday/festival?
- What are your 3 fave animals?
- Fave recipe? (Maybe you could swap recipes?)
- Fave candy/sweets/chocolate?
- What are your 5 fave movie characters?

(If you want to add to this list please PM me, I will update it so keep checking back of you are stuck!)  Smiley
« Last Edit: May 07, 2011 02:08:35 AM by Miss_Evil_Penguin » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 02:37:50 PM »

Ooh I loved the last round and am still in contact with my partner and two other lovely ladies I 'picked up' from this swap.  Wink

I'm moving house this weekend so will have to see how soon I can get things back to normal before I sign up.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011 03:27:11 PM »

My swap space is full right now... Cry

I may have to participate on the sly... Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011 04:04:23 PM »

I'm up for this! Cheesy I was just planning to send out for another swap before joining. But I'll work on my questionnaire now.

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011 06:11:02 AM »

Yay! It would be lovely to have you all aboard.

Kittymom does that mean i have to share you??  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011 01:06:43 PM »

i like this idea alot...
im in the middle of two right now and a third might be a bit too much  Undecided
lets see if i can send at least one of them off by monday and then i'd be in!

love to take part in personal swaps, I would love a poppet of my very own, or a doll like the ones made by Poppets & Lace
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011 02:29:58 PM »

Good luck with sending one off monday!!

Also................not to tempt you...............but...............this is a very small swap!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011 03:32:27 PM »

MEP...I'd have to share YOU!  Cheesy  I'd write to you and fulfill the swap...but you'd have to have a regular partner...=]  I don't mind, tho, You're such a Dear-Heart sharing your sweet nature to all around you...=]

She really is ThaT sweet!!

And I need to work on my paper skillz...I think they've improved since the last round after sharing the crafty goodness in the Ongoing Journal Page Swap!! *good times*
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