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Topic: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 24 (SU 10/13 - 10/28 SO 11/02 and 03/14)  (Read 6886 times)
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« on: October 13, 2016 08:57:08 AM »

Gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450626.0

We have changed some things, so whether you are new to this swap or have been participating for years, please read the ENTIRE post.

This is a LONG swap.

This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions.

To minimize flakers and keep everyone involved in the swap, good communication is a requirement. You must post in the gallery once every two weeks. Please think about this before signing up, this is a long swap and participants put months of effort into it. The past two rounds I've had a lot of complaints about participants disappearing until last send outs. What makes this swap so much fun is seeing your LV experience new ways of life, new locations, and making new friends. So frequent posts in the gallery and communication with your partner is a swap REQUIREMENT.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have swap feedback that shows a history of incomplete swaps, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!

*Participants who have sent more than two weeks late in previous little visitor swaps may not join this round.






Swap name: Little Visitor Swap Round 24
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer: Mountains and Clouds
Sign-up date range:   October 13 2016 - October 28 2016
Date to send out Little Visitor:  November 2nd 2016
Send Visitor Back Home: March 14 2017
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 swap 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 21 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 November 2nd.  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 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 the gallery frequently and communicate with your partner regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know.

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.

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. Shutterfly (or similar) scrapbooks are great but please plan ahead so they arrive in time.

You are also required to send at least 4 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!

Send your LV home by March 14 2017. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many 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! 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 22:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441481.0

Round 21:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=438530.0

Round 20:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=436488.0

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




To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by November 2nd 2016
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights!
* Keep your LV clean and undamaged - if something happens please check with your LV's "parent" before repairing or running them through the washing machine
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery once every 2 weeks minimum
* Communicate with your partner often
* 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 March 1 2017
* 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.
- 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.
- Your partner might have allergies, so its best not to send something your cat eats 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.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 24- 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* We are no longer allowing people to pick their partners beforehand. I'm sorry, I know it was popular, but it made our job harder when sign outs ended because we had so few people to work with while assigning partners. The longer this swap goes on the more difficult it is to send LV's places they haven't been before while also respecting allergy issues etc.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 24

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. Senders 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 4 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or store-bought.)

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?



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 - Washington USA
Mountains and Clouds - Hawaii USA
Alexampersandra - Virginia USA
Eamea - Missouri USA
pookiemccool - Ohio USA
Inselaeffchen - Scotland UK
waterbaby - California USA
Smeddley - Kansas USA
seeuudee - England UK
whatthepuck - North Carolina USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
RaraAvis - California USA


Partners

wildfyre- whatthepuck
Mountains and Clouds - Inselaeffchen
Smeddley - RaraAvis
phoenixfiredesigns - seeuudee
waterbaby - pookiemccool
Alexampersandra - Eamea
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017 02:08:07 PM by Wildfyre » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016 12:28:26 PM »

Yes! Going to work on my questionaire now.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016 05:22:46 PM »

I will get my Q in as soon as possible, I know I'm not great at posting in the gallery but I'll really, really try this time - I can usually do every two weeks, but I'll make it part of my HabitRPG to do it every week... also to download the pictures more often (the part I hate, it takes forever off my phone) and do the scrapbook AS I GO instead of at the last minute...  :/
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016 01:17:53 AM »

Thinking about joining this! As I am sure any LV would love to be in Sydney, Darwin and Townsville as well as driving through the middle of Australia in the next few months!

Does our LV have to be hand made or can be store bought? Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016 01:51:51 AM »

Definitely going to think about this joining this time, but going to have to choose a new LV to send, since Huggle has not yet made his way home from round 22!  Cry

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016 03:17:06 AM »

This would be fun... But I'm pretty sure I sent my traveler back late last time I joined. I'll have to stalk the gallery and see where the little guys go Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016 06:03:53 AM »

Bec99 - LVs can be store bought for sure, as long as they fit the size requirements!

I have to decide who to send... I'm thinking I want something with more pose-able arms and legs...  maybe I'll make a linguini bunny to send...
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016 11:17:23 AM »

These always interest me....will need to think on this for a few days....
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016 06:37:40 AM »

Anana is ready to go on another adventure, as always! Here he is, dressed in his pirate costume, courtesy of Haylie from last round!

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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2016 08:01:15 AM »

I'm kind of wondering... I've been doing Lego minifig photographs on my instagram, is that too small for an LV?  It would be hard to get them to pose with people, but it's kind of its own fun challenge... I don't know, maybe too small...
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