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« on: October 03, 2013 06:31:32 AM »

Swap name: Secret Santa Swap 2013
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: johnson.mom2two
Co-organizer: kbrison
Sign-up date range: October 3 - October 19
Date to send item by: International Swappers: Nov 15th-Nov 18
         (Living outside USA or USA swappers shipping outside USA)
              (CAN-CAN  and  USA -USA Swappers: Nov 18- Nov 21)
Date to open package on: December 7-8

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, we 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
- 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 18 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: N/A
   - 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:
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! (go through your group leader if you have a question that must be answered!).

Please understand if you agree to ship outside your country, you will have a few less days of crafting time. This is to help ensure the packages arrive on or before our Opening Party Day.  Please no early senders! We don't want someone to have their package arrive weeks before Party Day. The wait to open would be pure torture!

**If you are shipping anywhere outside your country, we would like you ship between Nov 15-Nov 18. These few extra days give the postal services more time to deliver your package on time.
**If you are shipping within your country, we would like you to ship between Nov 18-21.

This is a small swap to ease time and money constraints around the holidays. You will craft 1 medium item based off of your partners questionnaire, Pinterest,  and what else you find while stalking them. **Extras are allowed, however, keep in mind you may not receive as much as you send.**

You will come up with your very own Super Secret Santa's Helper Alias to track shipping, so have fun coming up with your name!  Be creative! Be original! Have fun!

Your crafted item MUST be wrapped so that if  your partner chooses to open their box, they can place their gifts under their tree, or display as they chose to.
Please don't forget to include a sealed note so that when your partner opens their gifts, they will know who to thank for their gift.
You may post pictures of your wrapped present as you receive, if you wish. This is not required. Try to post pictures as  quickly as possible during Opening Party Weekend. If you are unable to post pictures that weekend, please let your group leader know ahead of time that you will be posting late, and post as soon as you can.  If you are busy/out of town this weekend, you won't receive negative comments for posting pictures a day or two late.  

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 or pinterest with at least 25 items...and please try to make sure that the majority of these items are craft-able (not all furniture, electronics, books, etc!!) **The organizers will be checking to be sure you have fulfilled this before you are added to the swap.**

Please make sure to fill out the questionnaire fully, and include all the information for your secret partner that you can. We  are 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! Put it under your tree or have your SO or roommate hide it from you ^_~ Well have a party of opening and posting our gifts on the weekend of the 7-8th of December.

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. The other requirement is that you need to write Secret Santa Swap Party somewhere on the package! This way no one gets accidentally confused and open up their present early! You will PM all of your sending and receiving info to the person in charge of your group and NOT to the person you're crafting for!

Communication requirement: we expect everyone to post at least once a week on the thread or send a message to your group leader. If you havent posted in a week, we will PM you. If you dont respond to the PM within a week of that, you will be considered a flaker. If youre going on vacation, or you know that you wont have internet access for a while, let us know! We want this swap to go as smoothly and as fun as it can. We 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). Also, if you skip 3 or more weeks (non-consecutively) in posting, it will be marked as bad communication in your feedback. Please only sign-up if you know that you can follow through to the end!

(Thanks to tcmatteson and jezebel_1982, we've used a lot of your previous Questionnaire and information)

If you want to participate, fill out the information below and send to BOTH johnson.mom2two AND kbrison:

Name of swap: Secret Santa Swap 2013
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)

Super Secret Santa's Helper Alias:

List any/all below that can help your partner. You must list at least ONE:
Etsy Favorites:

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 or more wishes: if any specific measurements or color preferences are needed, please supply them! Please try to keep your wishes to medium or small items and you must have at least 5.

What type of crafts do you do:
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...) that you don't do:
Any crafts  you really aren't into:

Favorites- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
TV Show:
Cartoon Character:
Anything else you love?

Dislikes- (Please fill this out as completely as you can)
Anything else you dont like?

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: October 31, 2013 09:32:09 AM by johnson.mom2two » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Dear Craftster "FAMmunity,"

I love you all.

See you where we all end up!
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013 06:32:16 AM »

Santa's  Helpers

1. johnson.mom2two
2. kbrison
3. lindyv321
4. ollieorange
5. .:dollface:.
6. artista83
7. sarahelise
8. madmommymia
9. GlassKicker
10. cloud_berry
11. GrannysAnnie
12. courtneykilledit
13. pinkdelia
14. wdicwg
15. VegasZombie
16. applesandpumpkins
17. phoenixfiredesigns
18. Ffrogg526
19. sloth003
20. sammylouise40
21. happylittleclam
22. Homerof2
23. gala_apples
24. quaggy
25. fancybutch
26. rockingbearranch
27. rjannelle

Amazing Aliases (In No Particular Order!)

Silent Knight  
Cindy Lou-Who
Peppermint McSprinkleson
Mrs. Weasley
Sandy Claws
Rebel Reindeer
Little Elfin Annie
Holly Dolly
Figgy Pudding
Pepper Minstix
Raspberry Snowflake
Mistletoe Kisses
Tinsel Ninja
Santa Baby
Roasty Chestnuts
Mr. Hankey
Sugar Cookies
Granny Gumdrop
Silver Bells
Tootsie Twinkle-Toes
Buttons Bun

1. Figgy Pudding is Granny's Annie
2. Silver Bells is kbrison
3. Santa Baby is cloud_berry
4. Sugar Cookies is wdicwg
5. Grammy Gumdrop is apples and pumpkins
6. Batman is courtneykilledit
7. Buttons Bun is rockingbearranch
8. Tootsie Twinkle-Toes is  sarahelise
9. Pepper Minstix is Vegas Zombie
10. shakenbacon is Artista83
11. Mrs. Weasley is pinkdelia
12. Bazinga is madmommymia
13. Fruitcake is happylittleclam
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013 05:28:08 AM by johnson.mom2two » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Dear Craftster "FAMmunity,"

I love you all.

See you where we all end up!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013 09:43:54 PM »

Reserving my spot as co-organizer.

Feedback given

My group:
1. Christmahanakwanzika/Ffrogg526
2. Cindy Lou-Who/Ollieorange
3. Holly Dolly/rjannelle
4. Little Elfin Annie/glasskicker
5. Mistletoe Kisses/quaggy
6. Mr Hankey/gala_apples
7. Peppermint McSprinkleson/.:dollface:.
8. Ralphie/lindyv321
9. Raspberry Snowflake/johnson.mom2two
10. Rebel Reindeer/fancybutch
11. Roasty Chestnuts/phoenixfiredesigns
12. Sandy Claws/sammylouise40
13. Silent Knight/homeroftwo
14. Tinsel Ninja/slooth003
« Last Edit: December 09, 2013 06:52:13 PM by kbrison » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013 09:51:43 AM »

gonna join as soon as i'm home on a real computer!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013 01:04:12 PM »

I'm a sucker for a good Christmas swap Smiley gotta fill out this questionnaire now Smiley

I have an embroidery machine! If you want to do personal swaps for machine embroidered items, (or are in my swaps!) let me know!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013 01:08:53 PM »

Hello everyone! This swap is going to be so much fun!

Dear Craftster "FAMmunity,"

I love you all.

See you where we all end up!
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013 02:56:31 PM »

YAY! I can't wait! This was a ton of fun last year.  I love secret swaps Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013 06:04:58 PM »

Will work on sending info this weekend!!!! Grin

« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013 03:13:09 PM »

ooOO!  I really want to do this one but worried about my feeback history.. I'm a good swapper.. I swear!  Grin

ETA:  I sent in my q'nairre! that was a beast of a thing! 
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013 07:03:33 PM by .:dollface:. » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013 02:12:35 PM »

i applied! i have used every other swap i am in to try and get xmas gifts for the family. so this one is so i will have something to open for xmas! lol me and hubs do not get for eachother (although i did get him this year little does he know! lol)

this will be my first secret santa! i am very excited! can't wait to start crafting for whomever i get! i do plan on doing more than one thing though it isn't required. i can't help it, it's a xmas swap! lol! hugs!

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