You make one recipe card for each person in the group. Then you get back that many different recipes and for this swap, I ask that you make a card for yourself as well. You can send in a marker card, but it's easy to send your card in and to make sure you make one for yourself. As hostess, when I started the swap, I was guilty of not making cards for myself the first month or two and I was bumming after that. Now I make an extra card because I'm usually messing up one! They're fun to get in the mail.
Welcome Artesha, yes, swaps are addicting, especially around the holidays, that's why I'm keeping mine to a minimum category/theme.