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Topic: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)  (Read 6951 times)
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« on: September 19, 2019 08:20:34 PM »

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This is a LONG swap.

This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions.

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!

Swap name: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer -
Sign-up date range:   Sept 19-30
Date to send out Little Visitor: October 3rd
Send Visitor Back Home: Feb 29
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21
Note: You MUST have a valid, reliable mailing address.

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
An octopus has three hearts


Details of swap:


You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by October 3rd.  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:

You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the send-outs are just a few days 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 Feb 29th. 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.

To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by October 3rd
* 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 February 29th
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backward

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.

- 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.
- 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 must be a stuffed animal

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread.

Please put LV SWAP ROUND 30- Approval as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 30

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:   NOTE - You MUST list ALL previous locations if you wish to avoid being partnered with a previous partner. If you don't mind repeats, don't worry about it.

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?

The following questions are to prove youve read the entire sign-up post-
How many hearts does  an octopus have?
What is the only bird that can fly backwards?


Approved Participants

wildfyre - Alaska USA
whatthepuck - North Carolina USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
Smeddley - Kansas USA
Mountains and Clouds - Hawaii USA
BigBangMomma - Ohio USA
lurv2knit - Ohio USA
zcrafter - Pennsylvania USA
LadybugsAndBumblebees - New York USA
Eamea - Missouri USA
Deadbathducky - Australia
CraftCrazy13 - Tennessee USA
AlishaMisha - Maine USA
Audania1 _ California USA
Inselaeffchen - UK
seeuudee- UK


wildfyre - lurv2knit
Mountains and Clouds - phoenixfiredesigns
Smeddley - seeuudee
zcrafter - Eamea
BigBangMomma - LadybugsAndBumblebees
Deadbathducky - Inselaeffchen 
CraftCrazy13 - AlishaMisha
Audania1 - whatthepuck

« Last Edit: October 02, 2019 07:39:43 PM by Wildfyre » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019 08:55:09 AM »

I just PMed a friend to see if she would like to partner with me.  As soon as she answers, I will (or not) send in my q.

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"The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things...of sailing ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings."
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019 10:33:57 AM »

I took Amelia with me to Greenville SC. We stopped at the Peachoid water tower in Gaffney SC on the way home. She can't wait to go on her new adventure.


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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019 12:18:07 PM »

Meet Zoey! She's posing here with one of my kitty girls, Ginger (aka The FLF) This will be Zoey's first adventure and she is so looking forward to her upcoming trip!


« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019 02:53:34 PM »

Mmmh... Not quite sure.if I'll sign up this.round... will mull it over.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019 12:22:06 PM »

Zoey is adorable!

Dear Craftster "FAMmunity,"

I love you all.

See you where we all end up!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2019 03:48:13 PM »

Dani is ready for a new adventure!  Sending in application now!

« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2019 07:26:55 PM »

Woo hoo! 4 swappers signed up already  Cheesy

One note for this round- I will be relocating back to Alaska full-time. So in November I'll be on a ferry for four days and out of cell phone range. But I'm working on getting a co-organizer so hopefully no one will even notice and everything will go smoothly.

I'll get a LV photo posted soon. Baranof is looking pretty worn, so I can't decide whether to send him again or get a new LV and give Baranof a round off  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2019 09:59:20 PM »

Zoey is adorable!
Thanks!! I saw her sitting in the craft store a couple months and immediately knew she was destined to be a LV! Grin She's been eager to get going on her first adventure!
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019 11:28:45 PM »

Woohoo, Im back! I stole a photo from a previous round thread as I wont be home until much later tonight.... I will be sending one of these two, Ipo and Iki. (Probably Ipo, the blue one.)

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