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Send me a Tote & Note from Your Home Town

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Send me a Tote & Note from Your Home Town
Swap Coordinator:1Scrapper (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Themed  Accessories 
Number of people in swap:94
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 25, 2011
Date items must be sent by:March 2, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is so simple, but it really is a lot of fun. Simply a tote and a note

I really don't care for those nasty plastic bags that are ruining our environment! So I thought I would drum this swap up. Totes can range as low as $1.00 to $5.00 but really should be any more than that. I have seen them at Michaels, Target, TJ Maxx, Nugget Supermarket, Trader Joes, and each of them is adorable. Why I even have Yosemite National park one for my partner...........so hurry and sign up. Write your partner a simple note sharing something fun and off you go to the postal office.

Newbies welcome; however, if you have any recent ones and threes, please pm me to discuss.

Hope to see you all on board and let's work together to save our environment. One swap at a time.



skippysmom 01/31/2011 #

Can they be home made or decorated? I like to do machine embroidery and could think up something creative for my assigned partner. Or is this swap only for the store bought kind?

1Scrapper 01/31/2011 #

Oh what a wonderful idea! Certainly that is acceptable. I appreciate your writing and look forward to hearing how your tote turned out.

Hugs, Linda

daisygirl 02/ 4/2011 #

I found my bag! I am sooo excited...wigh the deadline was closer!

1Scrapper 02/ 6/2011 #

I know daisygirl - this is an exciting swap. I have three bags to choose from now..........ughhhhhhhhh

It is fun!

HeartElfGrey 02/13/2011 #

Does it have to say anything about our State. I mean I've seen a lot of tote bags with nice patterns on them but I haven't seen any that say my state name or anything like that.

1Scrapper 02/16/2011 #

No it can simply be just from your state. If you can find one that represents your state, then feel free. I have seen ones from our Nuggest grocery story, one when we visited Yosemite National Park, Trader Joes has interesting ones, even a lot of our chain stores too. They are just pretty! Have fun.

SunnyTraveler 02/20/2011 #

Hello, I'm a newbie to Swap-bot, but have participated in swaps before. I was wondering when are we getting assigned a partner? I'm excited about participating!!!

Craftaholic 02/20/2011 #

@sunnytraveler I am pretty new too!! I remember my first swap on here, I thought I would have to wait forever to get my partner..haha! The partners are generally assigned the day after the sign up deadline (but rule wise I think they get up to a week after deadline to assign partners)..I have never seen it take that long.

SunnyTraveler 02/21/2011 #

Thanks @Craftaholic that was helpful. I am looking forward to it.

Sunflower107 02/21/2011 #

Should the totes be any specific size?

1Scrapper 02/22/2011 #

Sunflower107 - hello and the tote should be at least the size of a grocery bag so that folks can use it at the market, or craftstore and so on.

Partners should be assigned by 9 pm PST on the 24th since Swap bot time appears to be on the EST schedule.

I know we all want our partners and I am waiting for mine too. This is too exciting for me as well.

Have fun, Linda

1Scrapper 02/22/2011 #

I wanted to check in and see if any of you are interested in my setting up at round 2 of the Send me a Tote and a Note swap?

heather1971 02/22/2011 #

What a fun idea!! Count me in!!!

1Scrapper 02/22/2011 #

Thanks Heather1971 - glad you are on board. We have a great group!

adrianaclara 02/23/2011 #

I guess I'll join swap # 2 and just watch for now :) Wonderful idea! :)

ToLiveInspired 02/23/2011 #

This looks so fun, but the timing is not great for me and i don't want to flake so I dropped from the swap. But will join in for the next time if there is one!

charmpam 02/24/2011 #

one big question.. do you plan on allowing newbies joining in and have you contacted them about it? Also, i noticed some people with quite unreliable ratings.. Are you gonna do anything about it before assingning the partners? Just wanned to know because i joined in but those things really do worry me.. I dunno if i would stay in the swap with some of those unreliable swappers..

mamajoy 02/24/2011 #

How do you mail something that size with a cardboard like bottom?

dakotadee 02/24/2011 #

are the totes to be the kind you get at the store for a few dollars or the more expensive canvas ones?

1Scrapper 02/24/2011 #

Hello all. To answer some of the questions - 1) I have allowed newbies and will stand behind your swap if you don't get it from them. 2) You can take your bag and fold it the same way as the card board or plastic bottom and slide it into a manilla envelope. I have sent them that way. 3) The totes need only to come from your local market and should not cost more than $5.00. I have mine and didn't spend more than that and then saw another adorable one for 2.50 I picked up for my partner.

Sunflower107 02/25/2011 #

I would join the second swap. I keep seeing cute totes everywhere I go.

mooncrab 02/25/2011 #

I'd definitely join a 2nd swap :D

1Scrapper 02/25/2011 #

** Swap #2** is up and ready for anyone interested!

See you all there and enjoy your swap everyone!

dardarbinx 02/25/2011 #

how do i get notified of my swap partner?

mooncrab 02/26/2011 #

@dardarbinx If you click the 'see the partners you send to' button on the top right of your screen, you'll get a new little window open with the details of who you send to :)

dardarbinx 02/26/2011 #

@mooncrab ..thank you soooo much for your help...this seems like a piece of cake!

merceidizzcg 02/28/2011 #

i'd love a 2nd swap

Maggiesmother 03/19/2011 #

2nd Swap is up - hope to see you all there.

LittleSnuggleMonkey 04/ 8/2011 #

I've still not got this swap :(

sas 04/10/2011 #

I am so sorry LittleSnuggleMonkey did mail on Feb 27th. I will send you another parcel tommorrow after work, I have never had a swap not arrive. Kathy (sas)

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