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Swap Name: Secret Sister Challenge Swap

***If this swap goes well I will host a new challenge swap every 2 months. This one is pretty easy, but the challenges will get harder as we go. I’m already thinking of some right now.

Host: Mooserific
Sign ups close: October 9th
Sisters assigned: October 10th
Postal Deadline: Saturday, December 4th

Challenge: Fill a small Really Useful Box (found at Staples or Office Depot) with at least 3 different embellishments having to do with a certain theme or color.

Details: Everyone will fill out a survey. In your survey you will pick a color or theme for the embellishments you will receive. You may choose 1 or many (depending on how hard you want to make it for your partner). Partners will have to pick 1 theme/color to do for their sister.

The Really Useful Box should be between .1Liter and .3Liter (about $1-$3 at an office supply store). I gave a size range because certain stores do not carry every size. These boxes need to be filled, packed, bursting with embellishments! You need to include at least three or more different kinds of embellishments (ex: red fiber, red flowers, red glitter… if the theme is red). These items can be from your stash or new.

Here is a link to the RUB product page:

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlinesh...

Some suggestions:
Buttons
Brads
Ribbon (at least 12” per piece)
Fiber
Lace
Glitter
Bling
Eyelets
Chipboard shapes/letters
Small ink pads (like cat eye chalk)
Charms
Metal embellishments
Etc.

I am also asking that you include 2 or more NIP items and at least 1 handmade item in your envelope along with the filled box. Just to make it more fun. The NIP items need to equal at least $10. They can either be part of the theme or anything off of your pal’s sb.com wish list. The handmade item needs go with the theme/color.

So, to sum it up, you need to include:

1 small really useful box full of embellishments
2 or more NIPs (at least $10 total)
1 handmade item (having to do with your pal's theme/color)

YOU MUST CHECK IN AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!! I will be keeping track of this! And let us know when you are postal and when you receive your package.

And… I shouldn’t have to say this but, please don’t flake… it just plain sucks.

Beef up your wish lists and PM me your filled out survey:

Screen name:
Name and Address:
Theme(s)/Color(s):
Embellishments you LOVE:
Embellishments you HATE:
Anything you would like to add?

Sisters:
1. Mooserific
2. Valtron
3. NCScrapper13
4. Shelly Anne00
5. AmyinFL
6. scrapbooksuzieq
7. ScrapAngel4
8. Bluucaca
9. EmpressTrahan

= postal

= received


Edited by Mooserific on 12-10-10 08:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm SO in!!

Thanks for doing this, I'm so excited!


 
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Count me in too please! Can't wait!!


 
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Count me in too sounds fun and I LOVE TO SHOP


 
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I'm in...sign me up!!


Edited by Shelly_Anne00 on 10-06-10 07:11 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Woohoo, we're off and running! Thanks girls, I've got you added.


Edited by Mooserific on 10-06-10 09:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I go ahead and use this one to ease me back into swapping again. Will pm you my survey shortly.


 
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yay, welcome Newlywed Amy! he he


 
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I want in on this. Sending my survey shortly also.


 
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got you down, thanks for joining


 
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I'm thinking of closing sign ups at 10 people.

So, please get your surveys in soon... and make sure you add this thread to your favs!


 
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TIP: I use the small boxes to transport small embellies to crops. That way you don't have to bring ALL of your embellies, just the ones you need for the project you are working on. Plus, they do not get crushed in a bag or at the bottom of your scrap tote.



 
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this sounds like fun.. can anyone post a picture of the box? because I want to get the right one.

oh sign me up please


 
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Here is a link to pics and info about the .7L box. You do not have to get this exact one... as long as it is a small Really Useful Box (about .35L - .7L) depending on what types of embellies you are sending

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlinesh...


Edited by Mooserific on 10-07-10 01:12 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Gonna think about this tonight and talk to hubby and I'll let ya'll know. Hopefully there will be spots left, ;).


Edited by Brookes Scraps on 10-07-10 06:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Would to join if i may i have Pm'ed my survey Thanks


 
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well i really wanted to do this but right now things are tight.
my meds. cost so much that i can only do one for noew and am in one. so sorry, hugs joan.
mayvbe next time.


 
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If this goes well, I will probably be starting another one in December, due in February.


 
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updated to here... I'm getting excited


 
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I'd really like to join in!

survey is in your inbox =]


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I happened to be near a staples so I stopped in. I found the boxes.. I didnt know which size to get so I got the one that was 2.00 the 3.00 one was out of stock. I bought the 2.00 one and the 1.oo one in case it wasnt big enough.


 
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awesome, glad you found them.



 
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Just checking in! Getting SO excited!!


 
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Checking in.


 
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I went by Staples today... and I just realized... the .7L container is huge. If you want to get one that big, go for it. But to save on shipping, you can just get one of the small ones... the $1 or $2 ones.


 
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I'm excited! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


 
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Thanks Yvette! You have an awesome weekend too!

Pals out Sunday morning!


 
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Make sure you get your surveys in by tomorrow night, so no one has to wait for their pal.


 
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I think I need to wait until the Dec. one comes around.
Hugs ladies and have lots of fun with this swap!!!


 
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thank you for the interest... the next one will be posted the first week of Dec. Hope to see you then!


 
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these boxes are so cute


 
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I'm getting really excited too! Can't wait to put together this box of goodies!


 
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I love them... they have a great one for 12x12 paper... they snap shut (won't open without your say so, lol) and water tight. I should be a RUB saleswoman


 
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can I join


 
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totally! got ya down. don't forget your survey


 
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Wishing everyone a great weekend.


 
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Hey, Ms. Moose, I'm a day late, but is there any chance I can still get in on this?


 
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yes, i will be assigning pals at midnight. you're in!

i still need some surveys


 
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Pals out! Check your inbox!

Still need survey for cindy10


 
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great i got my pal already thanks


 
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If you guys do another one of these secret sister types of swaps after the holidays, I would probably be interested. I have been lurking, but decided it would probably be better to wait. I am already in quite a few swaps right now- plus with the holidays there never seems to be extra time or money- LOL! Have a great swap ladies.


 
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got my pal.. thanks!


 
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ms. moose, are you going to make a universal log in for us to communicate with our pal so we don't reveal our identity?


 
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yeah, i can do that

i'm going to bed right now, but i will take care of it tomorrow and post the info.


 
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jci


 
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got my pal! Excited to get started.


 
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Got my pal too! Really excited!! Hope everyone had a great weekend!


 
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GOt my pal, I'm super excited!!! =] Maybe I will need to send two boxes...The colors are perfectly in line with my tastes, and I can't wait to send out all of the goodies I got today!!


 
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still need cindy10's survey

good monday everybody!


 
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Hope everyone has a great week.. Cant wait to get started on this swap


 
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jci


 
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Checking in. Been a long week already! It's ONLY Tuesday??? So ready for the weekend! I don't have the kids this weekend, so I may do some scrapping. My wedding photos arrived from artscow today. Yippee!


 
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everyday feels like monday to me. no matter what i do, i still have so much ahead of me. friday always sneaks up...


 
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Right after I posted, I got a call from my stepson that he had been in a car accident. He crashed into the rear of a large pick up truck and totaled his dad's car. Luckily he didn't get injured too bad, just really shaken up. I just hope that the injuries don't pop up in the days to come. That car looked really bad. I had to go take care of things because my husband was still at work. My step son is getting more and more sore as the evening progresses. His entire left side looks crooked. He is only 18. Poor kid. I feel so bad for him.


 
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wow, i'll be praying for your stepson.


 
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Oh no! I wish him well! Poor guy!! Please keep us updated!


 
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Sorry to hear! Yes, please do keep us updated on how he's doing.


 
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Awww, Amy...I'm sorry to thear this! Prayers and hugs and I agree please keep us posted. I hope he is ok and has a full and speedy recovery!!

OMG, I'm so excited...I picked up some things for my box of scrappy goodness!

Ahh...nothing like giveing...I love it!


 
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I' sorry to hear about your Stepson prayers going your way for you and your family


 
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Thanks everyone! He seems to be very sore tonight. We are still keeping a close eye on him. He really don't want to go to the hospital, but if he isn't better by tomorrow, I am going to insist on it, and may have to bring in his mom for back up. His mom lives several states away, but I can have his dad call her. It hurts the poor boy to sneeze. He is an athlete and competitive swimmer, so this is really throwing him for a loop.

Anyway, I am hoping to get started on the swap this weekend! Trying to get Jason back up and moving again.


 
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Have a happy Thursday


 
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My two year old is very sick today. He is usually crazy, run around, life of the party, nuts. Today he is just laying on the floor and staring at the wall. He's thrown up twice now, I'm really worried about him. His 2 year birthday is actually tomorrow, I'm hoping he is not still sick.


 
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aww Amy I hope your stepson is ok.. I would get him to the doctor if he wont go to the hospt. Prayers being sent your way.

Moose - I hope your son is ok. I remember my daughter at that age would always be sick for her bday.. it was horrible!


 
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I hope he feels better soon Moose! Happy birthday to him!


 
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Happy Birthday Ollie! He's doin' great... thanks for the good thoughts.


 
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jci


 
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jci


 
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JCI, and need my pal to get my info too! Let me know!


 
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  • cindy10 Said:
JCI, and need my pal to get my info too! Let me know!



PMed you!


 
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Do you still have room for one more? If so, I would love to be included in this swap!


 
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sorry, we're full... i will have another one posted in mid december


 
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jci! Been working on getting my items together! So fun!


 
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Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't checked in, in a while. Moose, so sorry your little one was sick before his big day!! Glad to hear he was much better for this birthday though! & Amy, also glad to hear your stepson is feeling better too!!


 
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alright... all surveys are in and all pals are officially out. let's do this thing!


 
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off to do it! lol


 
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JCI...Have a great Tuesday....


 
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Happy Tuesday!


 
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i have started to get my goodies together for my pal


 
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I got my really useful box lastnight!


 
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awesome! if anyone is having a hard time finding the really useful boxes, please let me know... maybe i can help


 
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can we mail it just like that in the container if i seal it right


 
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if you got a large box, yes... but please remember you have to include:

1 small really useful box full of embellishments
2 or more NIPs (at least $10 total)
1 handmade item (having to do with your pal's theme/color)


 
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Im having a heck of a time finding things for my pal. But i did get 2 things yesterday at joanns.. lol


 
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i found mine at wal-mart but did see at Dollor Tree also


 
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I will try and find mine this week. There is a Staples close by.


 
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JCI.Happy Thursday.


 
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I'm looking everywhere to get the best stuff for my pal... This is fun! =]

Having a hard time finding a box though. =/


 
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I have found them at Staples and Office Depot, if that helps.


 
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ScrapAngel4 - I sure do agree!!! I have been to Joann, HL, M's, Wallyworld, Big Lots and LSS whew! but it has been fun looking.


Edited by Shelly_Anne00 on 10-22-10 08:36 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I have been gathering for my pal......im so exceited to send to her ...I hope she loves it...


 
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I hope my pal loves it too...I sure am having fun looking/finding things for her box!

UGH...my laptop died last weekend...had to get a new one today. I got one of those little net books for a really good deal this morning. I sure didn't need that expense...sigh oh well.

The silver lining is I got a non powered up display model for 125 bucks!!! Once they found the box, paper work and cord and I booted it up...I was like "I will take it and do you have another one"...lol! They only had one at that price, which worked out for me cuz I couldn't afford two.


 
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im on the lookout for stuff for my pal.. lol


 
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Very good deal Yvette! I am thinking of getting a laptop soon. Mine is getting really slow and I have been letting my oldest son play on it a lot. Come to think of it, that is probably why it is so slow... all those games they play. Just need to get all my pictures transferred now. Boy, that will take forever!


 
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I have had my laptop for about 2 years and it still is working great thankfully!!! I got an external hard drive for my photos and music since I have so many. I am behind on scrapping and on printing out photos. Glad you got a deal on your netbook though!!


 
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almost done with my pal's goodies just one more thing to get and i'll be done


 
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Great to see everyone enjoying the swap. We're having a beautiful monday here in California. Hope everyone has a great week!


 
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its a beautiful day here in Long Island!


 
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JCI How was everyone's weekend?! Hope you're having a great week!!


 
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My weekend was great! We have been having storms and tornado activity here this whole week. Thankfully everyone has been safe though. hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


 
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Hi everyone.


 
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