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Pick 3 Swap - November

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Pick 3 Swap - November
Swap Coordinator:institches (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:129
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 31, 2013
Date items must be sent by:November 16, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

Thanks to everyone who joined! The last two months - September & October - the swap was #1! (Even Rachel participated! Thank you Rachel!)

This is a newbie friendly swap. It should be extremely easy to do. Experienced swappers are also welcome.

Just choose three different things from the list below and send to your partner before the deadline.

a note on how you came to find swap bot

1 unused notecard with envelope

1 sheet of stickers - none smaller than a US penny

1 unused postcard

3 handmade envelopes

1 craft pattern (full instructions start to finish)

1 bookmark

A letter set (2 sheets of stationery w/matching envelope)

5 different sheets of note/memo paper

A handmade item

1 ATC (they are for trading!)

3 decorative bandages

5 stamped images on white cardstock

3 book pages

1 piece of fabric at least 4x4 inches

3 - 4x6 decorative recipe cards

2 recipes on decorative recipe cards

3 scrap pieces of decorative paper (at least ATC size)

3 blank Friendship Books (check partner profile on this first)

1 Fall theme item

A Thanksgiving turkey

What to do:

Choose three different things that are on the list and send to your partner by the deadline. They must be different - example: DO NOT send 3 bookmarks. This does not count. And no, a handmade bookmark DOES NOT count as 2 items. This is not a profile based swap, but do check your partners profile…it’s silly to send Friendship Books if your partner doesn’t do them!

Newbies welcomed, with a well filled out profile (I do check). No recent/unexplained low ratings.

Also ~ I live in "Boonyville" and sometimes our internet connection isn't very good. This is especially true when it rains & in the winter months. So please be patient, partners will get assigned and if needed I will extend the send date.


institches 10/18/2013 #

Please post or pm me with suggestions on different items you'd like to see!

Embizzloveskitty 10/20/2013 #

Hello, I'm new and wondering how things work. I would love to join

Whisper 10/20/2013 #

Hello, i'm a newbie and decided to join, and was wondering how we choose who to swap with? I see you wrote that you'd be assigning partners for this swap, so do those participating receive a message with our partner's name in it and then send out our items to them?

Sorry if it's a silly question, just wanted to make sure I learn what to do so my partner receives on time ^ ^' thank you for taking the time to read/answer

kellogg 10/21/2013 #

when she assigns you can go to your dashboard and in the upper right corner of page you will see rate partners, see who partners are etc click "see partners" and you will see who you are to send to........

Whisper 10/21/2013 #

thanks kellogg c:

institches 10/21/2013 #

@Embizzloveskitty & @Whisper

After the date I will click on a button and partners will be assigned. You will receive an automated notification from swap-bot. You come back to the swap page and in the upper right corner of the page is a tan colored box. You will click on "see the partner you send to" another box will pop up with the person you are sending to's info is in it.

When you have sent then click on "Click here when you have sent your items "

When you have received from your partner you go back to the swap page and click on "Rate your partners and coordinator"

When you get to that page you will rate your partner a 5 or 3 or 1.

You rate a 5 if the swap met the requirements (and you give a heart if it's an extra special swap).

You rate a 3 if you get the swap, but it didn't meet the posted swap requirements. (Side note - it is always good swapping protocol to contact your partner and advise them of why the swap didn't meet the requirements BEFORE rating. Or at least you give them a chance to fix the problem and then you can change the rating later)

You rate a 1 if you did not get the swap. (Again, you try and contact them first)

On this page you can also rate the Coordinator (me). You give a star if you feel that it was a good swap all around, if the Coordinator was helpful, etc.

Feel free to check out my profile page if you need any ideas on how to set up your profile. All you have to do is click on my user name.

institches 10/21/2013 #

Thanks @Kellogg

institches 10/21/2013 #

Yes, I do check profiles. October had almost 200 sign up. By the time I check to see that everyone is from the US - yes, there were about 8 signed up from outside the US - profiles filled out and the others with bad ratings, etc. It takes me several hours to do this.

I know there were a few who dropped because I didn't assign partners the day the swap sign up ended. I'm sorry they couldn't wait, but I prefer to have good swappers in my swaps so that is why I check.

institches 10/21/2013 #

I see we are the #10 swap today!

institches 10/22/2013 #

Oooo...up to #6 today!

Hjshorty72 10/24/2013 #

Let me know what you would be interested in having. Thanks

Embizzloveskitty 10/24/2013 #

Sorry to be annoying but where do I write the 3 that I pick ?

institches 10/24/2013 #

@Hjshorty72 - not sure what you are asking(?)

institches 10/24/2013 #

@Embizzloveskitty - You don't get to "choose" what 3 you will receive, just as your partner doesn't either. The person sending TO you will pick 3 from the list above and send to you. You will pick 3 items from the list above and send to the person that is assigned to you.

Embizzloveskitty 10/24/2013 #

Oh yay I'm excited :) I am on Instagram and done swaps before buy never swapbot thank u for being so patient with me. I can have my package ready :). So the day comes and I'll receive an address to send it too rigt ?

Thank u

thebrokechic 10/25/2013 #

Hello Lovely people. This is my first swap ever on swapbot. Show me some love :)

institches 10/28/2013 #

@Embizzloveskitty - Yes when partners are assigned the you will have an address to send to.

institches 10/28/2013 #

@thebrokechic - you aren't signed up (?)

jkmom2 10/29/2013 #

I got dropped bc profile was not complete. I just completed it so can I rejoin?

anrtist 10/29/2013 #

I LUV this swap idea! Thanx @institches for it! Also, I would like to invite you & all to Please check out my LLL LOCATION GROUP (for all SBers) & I have some MEGA CARD Swaps up. Please check out my profile! Blessings, cc

emmalouiise91 10/29/2013 #


I'm a newbie but love this idea. I'm from the UK and didn't realise this was a regional swap for the USA.

Do I need to drop out of the swap ?

pne 10/30/2013 #

@emmalouiise91 yes you do! (But if you don't, the host @institches can remove you before she assigns partners.)

stlouisphile 10/30/2013 #

If someone sends me a Thanksgiving turkey (please send this frozen and of course a Butterball!) Thanks!! :D

jewnbugg 10/30/2013 #

Well, it won't be long before you take your #1 spot again!

emmalouiise91 10/30/2013 #

@pne Thank you for the info. Slightly gutted though as I put together everything before I saw your message but I've removed myself I hope I don't get anything negative from doing so. Thanks again =]

MiRdLHWY43 10/31/2013 #

@stlouisphile you beat me to the turkey comment. I hope I get you as a partner:)

institches 11/ 1/2013 #

Working on assigning partners today. Very, very windy here today....internet keeps going in and out.

kaylashaye 11/ 1/2013 #

Darn, I was watching and didn't log on yesterday and missed the deadline. I guess there's always next month though! (:

dlchick 11/ 2/2013 #

@emmalouiise91 You could always host a UK/Europe or International swap that's similar to this one! I'm sure an international one will pop up before long, I know I'd like to participate in one. :)

NickyNightmare 11/ 2/2013 #

What i was always curious about is what do you do for book pages? Like it says 3 book pages, so do you take 3 pages from a book and take copies?

namabear 11/ 2/2013 #

@NickyNightmare you tear out pages from an old book and use them to scrapbook, add to your cards or you can make dictionary flowers with them. It is really cool.

NickyNightmare 11/ 7/2013 #

Oh that is really cool thanks :) @namabear

servingHim 11/16/2013 #

Oops! I sent mine out yesterday but forgot to mark it on here.

smarsha50 11/20/2013 #

OK, so how long should I wait until I am concerned that my partner may not have received my package? Still waiting for a rating...

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