sponsor a newcomer swap(need vets)

<font size="4"><b><font color="deeppink">Welcome to the Newbie Swap!!</font color></b></font size>
<i>Let this be the first swap you try!</i>
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<b><font color="deeppink">List of Newbies Waiting for Veterans:</font color></b>
Kitty-Canada(vet looking for a Canada newbie)
Julie H. - Tallahasee
Keira M. - UK
<s>Em - Australia(swapping with kiddo)</s>
Jazminora - USA (might swap with AngelEve??)
<s?Hummingbird - Delaware (swapping with Violetta)</s>
<s>K-Li - USA(swapping with Dessah)</s>
<s>Minnie B - UK (swapping with Kiddo?)</s>
<s>Mutant kitty (swapping with Creative)</s>


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<i>Swapping can be so much fun when you know what to expect, and how to be a good partner. If you would like to try it out, simply sign up here! We'll keep your name on this list until a veteran swapper picks you up and contacts you. Be patient, though! Swapping is worth the wait.</i>

<B><font color="deeppink">How to Apply:</font color></b>

Simply copy/paste this questionnaire, and fill it out with your information. Your name will be added to the previous list of newbies waiting to be paired up.

<b>CO+K Name:</b>
<b>Location:</b>
<b>Can you ship internationally?</b>

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<B><font color="deeppink">How It Works:</font color></b>

<b>A veteran will see your name in the list and send you a message, or reply on this board.</b> Once you sign up, please keep a look out for this message. Return to this topic often to check for updates!

<b>Once you’ve been contacted your name will be scratched from the list</b>…because you won’t be a “newbie” anymore!! Now comes the fun part! You and your partner will both make a few small items to be swapped with each other. Generally you’ll make at least 3 items. They can be made from any materials, with any style you chose. Just make something nice, and send what you would like to receive. Your partner will do the same for you, sometimes sending a bit more, or even adding additional goodies for you.

<b>After making your items, contact your partner on this thread, or by PM to let her know that you are ready to send out.</b> Remember to always keep in contact with your partner! Even if it’s just to say “hello, still working on your package”, contact is always appreciated.

<b>Unlike usual swaps where both partners send out on a specific date, the newbie sends her package first, and when it arrives, the veteran will mail her own package.</b> (Because swapping is new for you, we’ll do it this way. Sometimes new members sign up, but lose interest in the site and forget that they’ve committed to the swap)

<b>When you receive your package, it is customary to reply to the thread and comment on the receipt of your goodies.</b> You can also post pictures!

<b>After completing the newbie swap, you’ll now have the confidence to join other, more specific swaps…or to even start your own!</b> Congratulations!

<font color="deeppink"><B><I>For more information on swaps, FAQ, and other guidelines, refer to this thread:</b></i></font color>
<a href="http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/board/creative/swap_shop/4160-swap-guide-end-survey" target="_blank" >Swap Guide / End Survey</a>
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<b><font color="deeppink">Specific Rules of the Newbie Swap:</b></font color>

<b>*Newbies should Swap at least 3 items. At least 2 of these should be small, 1 may be larger if you wish. Shipping should be kept as cheap as possible.</b>
*Newbies will be posted to a list of “waiting to be paired”. A veteran will contact the newbie via board post or PM. When an agreement is made to swap, the veteran must contact me so I can scratch the name from the list.
<b>*Sometimes a veteran may comment “whoever contacts me first will be my partner” and then these two will be paired. (Remember to message me so I can update the list as necessary)</b>
*The Newbie is required to send her package first. The veteran will send out once they receive from the newbie (or it can be left up to the partners to decide via PM)
<b>*Contact must be made via PM or by board posts and various stages throughout the swap.</b>

<i>Please, contact me if you have any questions or are having trouble being pared up.</i>

<font size="4"><font color="deeppink">Happy Swapping!!!</font size></font color>

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1548 replies since 11th June 2009 • Last reply 11th June 2009

I adore this idea! Happy
i will join if the send out day isn't very soon?! Happy

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lol no it will not be soon. I will determine the send out date by the set of each set of partners.

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Cok name: Interstellar
Location: Fayetteville AR.
Newbie or Veteran: Veteran i think haha

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Cok name: dani
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Newbie or Veteran: Newbie on this site but have been swapping crafts on other sites for a long time

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This is a brilliant idea. I felt v green going into the last one with all the seasoned pros Happy You were all made me really welcome but it might be good to try one as a newbie.

COK name: Arty Kitkat
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Newbie/Veteran: Newbie

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Cok name: kiddo
Location: Knoxville, TN
Newbie or Veteran: Veteran

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Cok name: KT
Location: Illinois
Newbie of Veteran: Veteran (but I've only done a few) ;-)

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kt were at in illinois are you from i'm originally from Blommington-Normal

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Cok name: Sugarlishes but call me Sug
Location: texas
Newbie of Veteran: VETERAN

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Woo Woo! I love this idea - especially since I remember my first swap... ihe plushie swap..but my stuff never came =( I keep thinking maybe it's lost in transit floating around Australia still.... kind of like Flat Stanley! Tee Hee

CO+K Name - Gypsie Moon
Location - South Carolina
Newbie or Veteran - Veteran!! Or at least I like to think so! =)

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I was in the blo-no for 4 years...then came back home haha! I have lived in the same place all my life...never moved 'cept college. But ummmmmmm....I'm from a small town...in the middle of nowhere..haha! It's in lasalle county...about an hour and 15 min from bloomington-normal

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This is a cute idea Although I'm not sure when the transition of veteran from Newbie is Tongue

Cok name: Rhibi (or just call me Rhi)
Location: Australia
Newbie or Veteran: Somewhere in between Tongue hahaha I've done a few swaps and hosted a couple.

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well i know LaSalle county we used to take trips up to starved rock and La Salle peru to go to jc whitney woo hoo another yankee( thats what they call me plus they make fun of my accent which i don't have

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Cok name: Ginger
Location: right no mississippi
New kid on the block!!!!!!!!!!!!!^^

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