Friday, May 1, 2009

Sweet Tweet Swap Players

The Sweet Tweet Swap is full and partners have been assigned.
If you are in this swap, (players are listed at the bottom of this post), and did not receive an
e-mail PLEASE let me know.

These are the instructions for the swap players, (at the bottom of the post). I have had several questions from people who are not familiar with swaps, so I decided to post the instructions for all to read.

1. You have been assigned a swap partner. You will mail your partner a box of goodies, (bird, nest, Spring theme), and your partner will mail you a box of goodies! Boxes will be postmarked on or before May 20th.
  • In some swaps, you will not have the same partner. I prefer to pair up people because if you receive a package from someone, you will be more apt to make sure you mail that person a package back!
2. E-mail you partner. If they have a blog, visit. Ask your partner any questions that might help you decide what to send. What is your favorite color? What is your favorite decorating color? Do you have a specific style? The great thing about this theme is that anything with a bird/nest goes with ANY style.
3. This swap has to contain one handmade item, and one "sweet" item. The handmade item does not have to be made by you. The sweet item is your interpretation. It can by candy (ask your partner her favorite candy), or "sweet" as in really special (again, ask what they collect, or if they are an artist/crafter their favorite crafting supply). The swap is to have at least a $20.00 value.
4. This swap has a bird, nest, Spring theme (Sweet Tweet). All items you send your partner need to fit into this category. You need to send your partner at least two items (handmade and sweet), but can send more. It seems that the swap boxes I receive usually have at least 5 items in them. It is fun to get a variety of items even if they are small. As I was browsing a local store, I found many items that would fit this theme; cards, rubber stamps, dish cloths, wall plaques, twig nests, scrapbook paper, magnets, bird nick nacks, picture frames, ribbon (bird's make nests with this!), wrapping paper, robin eggs, stickers, little crafting birds, bird recipe cards, bird houses, and bird feeders . I searched lollishops and etsy and found bird's nest earrings, egg shaped soap, bird tags, felted birds, nest art prints, pennants, bird teacups, bird bookmarks, a sweet memory box with a bird on top, bird notecards, bird/nest banners, and more!
5. Wrap up some or all of your items. They can be wrapped in tissue paper/wrapping paper and ribbons. It's fun to get wrapping supplies you can recycle! Unwrapping your gifts adds to the excitement. Please include a little note with your gifts.
Look at this wonderful bird kit: for someone who is a crafter.
Remember ladies, if you have any questions, or need help, please e-mail me!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just popping in to say hi, Ele!! Sorry I couldn't participate this time, but I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Angelic Accents

Floss said...

Ooh, very exciting! Thanks!

The Old Parsonage said...

I've often thought of joining a swap, but never really knew what was entailed.

Can you explain a little more? Maybe I'll join the next one.


Tara said...

Doesn't that sound fun! Can't wait to see the posts showing everything off!

Fleur de Bee said...

I have some time this weekend to get started...I am sooo excited!! xoxo (Happy Pink Sat too!)

xoxo Molly

Alice Regan said...

Sounds very exciting ...sorry I missed out! Maybe next time! Can't wait to see what wonderful creations come from this swap!
Happy weekend!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, thank you so much, I will be looking forward to meeting my partner so I can make something that she will like.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

debi said...

Ooooohhh! I'm excited!

Laura said...

I don't know what's happening here, but it looks like fun. Sorry I missed it.


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schuy´s said...

Greetings from Hamburg, Germany

Kai said...

I can't wait to see all the swaps & I will SO sign up for your next one! (I MISSED you, Ele!)

Unknown said...

Thanks Ele...for organizing this! I have had 2 very busy days so have not gotten a hold of Lisa yet..will do that today..hopefully we will hear from her!

Love you! Lorena

Unknown said...

Hi Ele :) Have fun with this great swap :) I wish I could have joined in the fun. Hopefully next time.
Love ya,

Saucy said...

GADZOOKS! I missed this swap, serves me right for getting an ear infection and not cruising my favourite blogs for a few days. I miss out on all the fun!

And, I have the coolest little things to put into a swap like this! Keep me in mind if someone leaves you hangin', as my son would say.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What a charming idea for a swap. I can't wait to see what springs up!

I wanted to thank you for coming by and leaving your sweet comments.
I enjoy visiting your blog so it's nice to have the visit returned.

Sweet wishes,

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S. I would have lurrrved to be Miss Saucy's swap partner!

Sweet wishes,

Mary-Catherine said...

Ooh I wish I could participate! If I didn't have a birthday party and a baby shower to plan this month I would be all over this swap...what a lovely idea! But then again, you are always full of lovely ideas :) I mentioned you on my little ole bloggy today :)