Thursday, October 18, 2007

Speaking of swaps...

I am currently hosting a swap over at scrapbook.com. But, you don't have to join sb.com to participate. You can just e-mail me your information to charmedgirlnc@gmail.com. Here are the details:

I recently participated in a "Favorite Things" swap over at Red Velvet Art, and it was SO much fun. I thought it would make a great rendition on the Secret Santa swap. So, here's how it works:

You send at least 3 of YOUR favorite things to a predetermined partner. It doesn't have to be a scrapbooking product, but let's try to include mostly scrapbooking prodducts in your package. Handmade items are also allowed. Remember, these are YOUR favorite things that you would like to share with someone else. But, keep in mind to include things you'd be thrilled to receive!

Some ideas, in addition to scrapbooking products , might be a favorite candle, some lip gloss, a scrapbooking or artsy-craftsy book that you enjoyed reading, a handmade journal, or some delicious candy.

And, since this will be a form of a Secret Santa, let's package our items in something "Christmasy". Maybe a stocking, a papier mache cone decorated in a Christmas theme, or a specially decorated box. Use your imagination!

Okay, so here are the technicalities:

*Yes, you can participate if you are international.
*To sign-up, please send me an e-mail that includes the following information: your name, mailing address, and a little information about yourself (your interests, if you have children and how many, their ages, your favorite colors, etc.) AND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY!
*Sign-ups will remain open until October 26th. I will assign swap partners during that weekend, and will notify you of your swap partner on Monday, October 29th.
*You will need to mail out your packages by December 1st (a little earlier for international mailings). So, that gives you about a month to prepare your swap package.
*There will be a spending amount of $20. If you want to spoil your swap partner with a little more than that, feel free.
*Please keep in mind that this is a busy time of year, and I know that money can be tight. So, please don't sign-up if you don't feel that you can't honor your commitment.

And, feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions. This should be fun!

Get it? Got it? Good. :0) You have until Oct 26th to sign up. And, now, I'm off to a CAbi party with Tina. Should be fun!