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Topic: Little Visitor Swap- Round 21 (SU CLOSED, SO 03/30 and 09/30)  (Read 14846 times)
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« on: March 16, 2015 04:09:47 PM »

first of all.....
This is a LONG swap. This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions. Please understand that we don't want anyone to go MIA, and although we won't be requiring weekly check-ins, it is expected that all participants check into the thread regularly and post pictures throughout the duration of the swap. (We will help out by periodically posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving if needed!)
We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have feedback that shows a history of incomplete packages, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!
*Participants who send/have sent more than two weeks late in previous little visitor swaps may not join this round.


 



Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 21
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer: Mountains and Clouds
Sign-up date range:   March 17 - 24 (or until full)
Date to send out Little Visitor and their contract:  March 30 2015
Send Visitor Back Home: September 30th 2015
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21

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 months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 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, understand 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

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by March 30.  You can send an optional biography (likes/dislikes/personality traits) if you would like to.

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV and writing his/her/its bio as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the first send-outs are less than a week after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in either this thread or the gallery regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know. Spotty communication in the threads will be reflected in your swap feedback comments.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community. Of course, the more places they visit, the better! And be sure to take lots of pictures to send home with your new friend!

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. We know not everyone is a scrapper/paper crafter but please do you best to send something you are proud of. We highly recommend sending any additional pics on a CD or even a link to your Flickr/Photobucket gallery of your Little Visitor. Many people like to create a blog for their little visitor!

You are also required to send 3 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area! In previous rounds, craftsters have made their little visitors outfits or accessories, so you may do that too if you like. Discuss how much you'd like to send with your partner.

Send your LV home by Sept 30th. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many summer excursions as possible!

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT (or other proof of mailing that is approved by me before sending)! And we require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so we can verify the date that you sent, and that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner.


Here are some links to recent galleries:

Round 19:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433096.0

Round 18:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=428625.0

Round 17:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=421885.0

Round 16:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=415200.0



To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by March 30 2015
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights! Make sure they have fun, and stay safe!
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by September 30th 2015
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.




Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let us (organizers) know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide. We have had issues with LVs being too large to bring in a purse etc.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- Swaps arent perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please dont send something youd be heartbroken to lose. There have also been flakers in previous rounds.
- For better photos, send a LV that is pose-able (this is just a suggestion, most will not be pose-able, and that is ok)
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat loves to cuddle up with or thats been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV doesnt have to be a stuffed animal, feel free to send some sort of a doll/plastic toy/stuffed animal/poppet instead!

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread. That way Ill know that youll get notification of anything I post here.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 21- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.


*Please note* If you would like to sign up with a partner, both people must submit a questionnaire. You WILL NOT be guaranteed a spot until both questionnaires have been received.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 21

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?

Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?

Is your LV from a home where people smoke?

Is your LV from a home with pets?

Name of LV:

Does your LV have a religious affiliation?

Does your LV have a political affiliation?

Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Swappers within the USA shouldn't have any problems)

Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?

Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?

Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)

Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:

Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?

What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?

What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?

Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)

Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?

What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?

What size is your LV?

Any type of LV you would not like to host?

List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)

Do you have/have access to a camera?

Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?

Can you send the 3 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or storebought.)

Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?

Anything else you would like to let your partner know?

Do you have a pinterest?
Blog/website?
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter,etc?

Are you signing up with a partner?
If so, who?


Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

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

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Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436346.0#ixzz3UajfTZFO



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Approved Participants:

Wildfyre
Mountains and Clouds
Smeddley
Inselaeffchen
Alexampersandra
Phoenixfiredesigns
Angielou1
Koalascout
Crazyda79
Waterbaby
SlickMariaVic



PARTNERS

Wildfyre - 
Mountains and Clouds-angielou1
Alexampersandra -Smeddley
Inselaeffchen - phoenixfiredesigns
SlickMariaVic - crazyda79
waterbaby - koalascout

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015 05:52:36 PM »

Ooh yay! I'll be filling out the questionnaire as soon as I figure out which LV is heading out this round!

(oh and btw: I love the pic! Cheesy )
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015 05:58:08 PM »

Poe just got home today, but is ready to head back out, that little traveling scamp!



Off to fill out my Q!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015 07:39:20 PM »

I would like to join. Will fill out questionnaire as soon as possible
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015 03:22:01 AM »

Mmmh... I think we're very tempted again to go into Round 4 ... most likely it will be Apti again. Smiley

Edit: Questionnaire sent.

And here is Apti with his snazzy new travelling case, courtesy of seeuudee!! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015 06:07:26 AM »

I have a special request!!! If anyone wants to sign up WITH me, your LV will get to go on my week-long trip to Portland, Oregon as well. The catch is, your LV has to get to me by Monday (3/23) at the very latest, since I'll be on a plane 5am the next day. (I'll be gone 3/24-31 so either I'm sending early with a pre-signed-up-with partner, or I'm sending a day late when I get home.)

Some highlights of my summer that your LV will get to experience with me include:
- The trip to Portland, of course (art museum, food carts, Saturday Market, conference, Mt Hood, Pearl District, etc.)
- Tidewater Comicon (in cosplay, of course!)
- Lots of library time, since I'm a librarian
- Historical sites from colonial America (we're just up the road from Jamestown)
- Fairfax, Virginia at least once
- middle-of-nowhere Idaho for a family reunion on the Snake River
- Virginia Beach oceanfront & public art

First come, first served  Grin I don't have any preferences as to where Anana goes - anywhere will be an adventure! - and we have no allergies or food restrictions (except not being fond of tomatoes, which I don't imagine will be relevant) so we're open to anything!

And here's our photo! Festively enjoying St. Patrick's Day!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015 07:11:46 AM »

Alexampersandra makes a super fun partner! I hosted Anana a few rounds back! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015 07:29:56 AM »

Smeddley has claimed me! Submitting my questionnaire now  Grin

I was SO SAD to realize that I wouldn't have an LV on my Portland trip, but now I'm SO HAPPY that I actually will!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015 07:37:20 AM »

Poe only got home yesterday, and he'll be going out tomorrow!  Such an adventurous little skunk... he's excited, though!

And hopefully Anana will feel at home here. I don't work *at* a library, but I do work *next* to one and go there quite frequently at lunch!
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015 07:48:17 AM »

When Clyde heard there was another round, he said he was ready for an adventure! Olivia is taking an extended stay in Japan and won't be home in time for this round, so I told Clyde he was welcome to head on out for another adventure! Grin

Clyde has previously been to Virginia and Alaska - that's him in Wildfyre's opening post! Grin



Clyde's a fun-loving little horse who is excited for his third adventure! He loves all kinds of nature, unique landmarks, historic sites, museums, art & culture and having fun! He's open to seeing more of the world too.

If anyone wants to partner up ahead of time, drop me a pm! I'm by myself down here in Sunny Florida so your LV will get to see things like the beach, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens and tons of palm trees.  Cheesy It's a great way to live vicariously through your LV if you always wanted to visit Florida.  Wink
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