Thursday, July 7, 2011

Panda Swap 2011

Nature Girl asked me last week why I don't sign her up for swaps anymore. I explained that working moms have less time for swaps. Of course since I'm a teacher and have the summer off that doesn't currently seem like a good reason. So we discussed hosting our own swap. We decided to host a panda themed swap. We're already thinking about panda bags/purses, panda softies, panda journals, panda pillows, panda key chains, panda jewelry, etc. The possibilities are endless! As you can see we're excited about this swap, we hope you are too! Here's what we are swapping:

Participants will swap:
  • One handcrafted panda themed item.
  • Three black and white goodies of your choice. These can be bought or made.
  • A card or note to your partner to say hi. Please include your e-mail address so your partner can send you a thank you.

Swap rules:
  1. This swap is open to people of all ages. If this swap is for a child make sure you state that in your sign-up so the package can be geared to a child.
  2. You must have a blog or website to participate in the swap.
  3. Please be prepared to spend or create items that are about a $10 to $15 value. You don't have to spend a lot, just send something that you would be happy to receive.
  4. All packages must be mailed by August 16th. If you are in the US please use delivery confirmation and send me your tracking number. Please send e-mail to let me know when you mail and when you receive a panda package.
  5. You must send a thank you note to your partner once you receive your package. It's only polite to say thank you when some creates something special just for you.
  6. If you sign up you must follow through, so please only sign up if you are able to create and send a package by the deadline(August 16th.) We don't want any sad swappers! :(
Now that you've read the rules, it's time to sign up. Swap sign up is open from now until midnight on Friday July 15th, so hurry! Partner information will be sent on July 17th. You can sign up by completing the sign-up form HERE. Leave a comment or e-mail me if you have any questions.

Did you sign-up? If so, grab the swap badge from the sidebar and get ready for some black and white panda fun!


val said...

Kaela is IN! She loves pandas! Sending you her info now!

Kerry said...

I'm in ... Brittany and I will brainstorm together on some panda ideas:-)

Crazy Amy said...

yeah! i'm all signed up :) can't wait.

Melinda Cornish said...

I think Olivia and I will too...she has never done a swap before and I know she will love it. I have her tomorrow and I will talk to her about it and then email you!

Look What The Kat Dragged In said...

Panda mania! The minute I read it I got excited. My granddaughter is in North Carolina for the summer :(

But, I am in!!!!

Kathy in Florida

Barb said...

I'm biting the bullet and signed Julianne up. This will be her first swap. I'm excited to help her with this. Thanks for hosting!

Karen said...

What an absolutely adorable idea and how fun to do this together with Nature Girl? I was a heartbeat away from signing up, but I'm over-extended at the moment. But you can beleive me that I will be watching the Pandamonium from the sidelines! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Melinda Cornish said...

ok Liv and I am in...she is all excited, this is her first swap!

Kerry said...

Ok - Brittany has decided she wants to do her own package, so we're both in. She's excited - it's her 1st swap and she's already talking to me about ideas ..... love it:-D

Look What The Kat Dragged In said...

Just in case you need it my email is