CIJ Swap for 2016

Discussion in 'Swap Rules, Swap Proposals, Current Swaps' started by Lana, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    I am wondering if we have any interest in doing the CIJ swap?

    Hoping to see all the old swappers, ones who had been in before and new ones!!!!

    The guidelines will be as follows:

    If you choose to participate we make the same ornament for all that has joined. In the past that has been 7-9 people. I would not ask people to do more than 12 items unless they totally wanted to, but at that time if we were over 12, I would swap packages around and you would not get one from everybody. Wrap the ornaments each seperately. PLEASE keep in mind that the ornaments should be something that you, yourself would like to receive. The ornaments can be made with any material of your choice. (material, paper, yarn, clay, plastic canvas, if glass PLEASE take extreme care in packaging, or etc.) If glass please wrap securely. In the past we have had them broken. Since I just repackage when I get them I do not see the shape they are in or what the item is until we all open them. In fact I don't open mine until I know all has been received by others.

    If we would get several to join we will see if we would like to do one for all.

    When you have the ornaments completed, you will send them to me and I will swap them out. On the wrapped ornament itself or the packaging be sure to include your name so the receiver will know who made it.

    Please enclose with your package a money order or check made out for the amount that it cost to mail the package inside a sandwich baggie. I am also asking that an extra $1.50 be sent per participate to help cover extra postage if needed. Boxes will weigh different when items are swapped out with the items made from different materials. IF any postage is due back to you I WILL send it with your ornaments. Should you choose to send payment in cash that is your decision. I have sent money back to people in the past, depends on what is made. IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR ITEMS (a couple times) IN THE RETURNING DUE TO THE MONEY PUT IN IS ONLY $1.50, I DON'T MIND PAYING THE EXTRA BUT NOT FAIR TO OTHERS. If your package cost $2.00 to mail to me (wish right?) then in your package or if you forget and send later I should receive $3.50. I am sorry if I am not explaining it correctly. I DO send all money back to you that is due! I ask for the $1.50 extra because if everybody would send heavier items and then when it is all together it could be more than the actual mailing of yours.

    THESE WILL BE THE DATES THAT EVERYONE WILL GO BY:
    ********Sign up is now open and will close February 29th, 2016. This will give everyone about 3 1/2 months to create their ornaments and get them mailed to me.

    ********Ornaments must be to me by June 11th, 2016 in order for me to get them swapped out and to the post office for delivery back to you. Any package received AFTER this deadline will be refused from the post office. This will give me about 2 1/2 wks. to get them back to you. Seems the post office takes alittle longer on stuff at times!

    ********Ornaments will be back to you by July 1st.

    ********Please PM me if you are interested and include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The information will not be shared.

    ********I will send you my information, upon receiving yours.

    Hopefully we will have a good turn out and get some new ideals for different ornaments we can make for Christmas. If by chance people do not follow through it is possible that you could receive 1 or more of your ornaments back. It would be unlikely but it could happen.
    To the BEST of my ability I will try to avoid that.

    If you do not follow through after signing up, it could prevent you from being able to join other swaps at MHH. We DO understand circumstances that come up that we have no control over. Please just notify me.

    I will keep everybody informed of when I receive your ornaments and the date that I am mailing the package back to you. I even send reminders out to you.

    THANK YOU and I hope we have a good turn out!!!!!!!!!!

    After receiving all packages I will open them and repack to mail back out. As I mentioned with them being wrapped I will not see the contents so therefore will not know what is sent in or out until I open mine in July also. WE have alot of talented people in our MHH family so the swap should be pleasing.


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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016
  2. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Have 2!

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
     
  3. p.a.

    p.a. Member

    I'll sign up Lana
     
  4. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    We are at 4---p.a. once you send your information I will add you on.

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
     
  5. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    I love this swap! Sign me up.
     
  6. momof9

    momof9 Member

    ooh... I want to play
     
  7. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    momof9, send me your information as in the guideline and I will put you down.
     
  8. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    So far:

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
     
  9. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    So far:

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
    momof9
    DebbiGall
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  10. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    We are at 8

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
    momof9
    DebbiGall
     
  11. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Active Member

    I would like to join. Not sure if I can figure out how to pm. I'll give it a try.
     
  12. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Now at 9

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
    momof9
    DebbiGall
    GrammaDeb
     
  13. JeniferDwn

    JeniferDwn Member

    My resolution this year was to NOT sign up for any exchanges for anything!!! to have a year to relax and not have any unnecessary deadlines. I have so many projects to work on for my own things and I cannot get motivated to start even the first one and it's already January 19!!! Now I see this sign up and I am very tempted!!! I want to very badly, but I am going to try to hold out and see how I feel about it in a couple of weeks.
     
  14. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Bumping this up.... sign ups will close end of the month!
     
  15. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Sign ups will close in one week!!!!
     
  16. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Active Member

    Thanks for the reminder Lana I will join again.
     
  17. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Now at 10---Meaning we would make 9 ornaments to send to me!!!

    Couple days left to sign up!

    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
    momof9
    DebbiGall
    GrammaDeb
    Piratemamaof3boys
     
  18. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    The deadline for this swap is upon us. I will close the sign ups tonight!
     
  19. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Sent my info, Lana.
     
  20. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Sign Up is officially CLOSED!

    We have 11 that are signed up, so that means each of us will make 10 ornaments for the swap!!!!

    I will be sending you my information out in the next couple days. PLEASE FOLLOW THRU WITH IT. People will go out and buy enough supplies to make 10 and spend money for the postage so lets not have anybody be out unnecessary expenses because we decide not to do it. THANK YOU very much for joining and I can't wait to see them all when we open in July!



    Lana
    KimLovesSnow
    Ahorsesoul
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    p.a.
    momof9
    DebbiGall
    GrammaDeb
    Piratemamaof3boys
    MissJane
     

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