Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mamarazzi's Red, White and Blue Swap!!


So who is ready for some Red, White and Blue Swapping goodness?
Red White and Blue Swap

Time to put together a box filled with all things Red, White and/or Blue. Let's get creative. It doesn't NEED to be patriotic, but that works too, it can be anything in those 3 colors.

I always learn something new with these swaps so I have changed a few things, PLEASE make sure and read EVERYTHING before signing up.

Also I am looking for a few *Swap me if you are interested in learning more.

This Swaparazzi is only open to:
1. people who have *SUCCESSFULLY participated in my swaps before AND/OR are currently an *ACTIVE blogger (or have been invited by me from another blog swap, let's talk also see bottom of this post for more details).
*a successful swapper sends a thoughtfull package ON TIME.
*a successful swapper posts (w/ pictures) about the package they received as soon as it arrives.
*a successful swapper responds to Mamarazzi's email in a timely manner.
*a successful swapper visits and comments on their partner's blog.
*active bloggers post at least 5-10 times a month for the last year (new blogger? let's talk)
2. Bloggers residing in the Unites States
3. Bloggers home (not on vacation) between June 24-July 3
4. Private bloggers are welcome. (you will have to invite your partner and Mamarazzi to your blog and you will be matched with another private blogger).
5. Bloggers who have READ and AGREE to the following terms and conditions:

1. By signing up you committing to do the following:
a. Be a SUCCESSFUL swapper (read line 1, for description of successful swapper, above)
b. Your package should be thoughtful and cost no more than $40 and no less than $25 BEFORE shipping. Don't just fill it with only dollar isle items, put together a package that you would love to receive!
c. Send your insured package ON Saturday June 26. (if you must send sooner please let me know, NOW)
d. If you cannot respond to email within 24 hrs of receiving it this might not be the swap for you. The key to a successful swap is communication. Swappers not responding to my emails in a timely manner are subject to be dropped and having their partners reassigned. This is how I keep these swaps stress free for me, please understand and appreciate the work involved.
e. Follow my can grab my adorable button for your sidebar!

2. To register for the swap (lots of NEW info here):
a. Fill out my Mamarazzi's Swaparrazi Form found in my Contact Me tab (just the second form the one TITLED Mamarazzi's Swaparazzi) It's kinda wonky right now so scroll down a little...sorry. This is different than past swaps and the only way your RSVP will be accepted.
b. Once I have received your Swaparazzi Form watch for an email from me, my NEW email address is This email will contain a code to add the R,W&B Swap Button to a post telling your readers about the Swap.
c. Once your post is up come back here and link THAT post up and reply to the email I sent you leaving your name and swap# in the subject line, letting me know you linked up. I will confirm your post and leave you a comment then, YAY, you are officially signed up.

3. Your Match:
a. You will SEND to the SAME person you RECEIVE from. No Secrets here.
b. Once you get your partner's info start the communication, follow their blog, comment, send an email saying hello...the whole point of these swaps are the friendships that form.
c. Once you receive your package put together a photo rich post, making sure to link up your partner and Mamarazzi. I will have Mr. Linky up the week packages start arriving, make sure you link your post!!!

The fine print:
*You know if you weren't a successful swapper in my past swaps. PLEASE don't make me say you are on my naughty list for sending your package late, being slow to communicate, or not posting about the package your received. Just don't sign up, I hate being the bad guy.
* A Swap Angel is someone willing to put together another package and send it off in a few days notice IF someone does not receive a package from their partner.
* If you SUCCESSFULLY participated in ShortMama's Spring Swap (and KNOW you are not on her naughty list) but have never swapped with me before you are on my special invite list and are welcome to play. PLEASE leave your partner's name for that swap too so I don't match you up w/ the same person again...there is a spot for this on the form.
* If you are an active but new blogger or aren't sure if you meet the requirements send me an email I am always willing to consider adding a few newbies...let's talk.

Please do NOT link up until you receive the code for the R,W&B button from me and have created your blog post. Link up THAT post. Only link once, if you mess up I will fix it...linking more than once messes up the #s. Don't leave more than your pseudo name OR first name & last junks up the links and disturbs my sense of order. Am I being bossy enough? *wink*



Mamarazzi said...

woo hoo...let's get our swap on!!!

Debra Joy said...

I am not seeing a submit button on the swap form. Am I just crazy?

Sami said...

I am so excited! I've started brainstorming, and I can't wait to get my swap on again!

Myya said...

I filled out the form... did I do it right? Please let me know if I didn't or if you didn't get it. I'm excited to do another swap!!!

Jen P said...

Wooooohoooo! I have been waiting for this! Just about to post my summer fun trip number one post next!
I believe so far I have done what I needed to. If not will you PLEASE let me know???
So excited for the swap!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I didn't see a form...only the contact me message box. Did I do it right?? Yikes!

banananutmeg said...

I'm coming on the 15th. Be excited, yo!

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Never mind...It was just below. Scrooooooollll down. Haha! Sorry!

Shawn said...

Not sure if I did it right, the send an email to a friend confused me but that's not too surprising!

Sara Richins said...

I love RW&B!!! Can't wait for this swap! Thanks!!

Myya said...

I just linked up!

{leah} said...

all linked up and ready to go..... shopping that is!!!!


♥ Noelle ♥ said...

yahoo!! can't wait! just sent my info ♥

Debra Joy said...

I am so excited, I am already thinking of ideas!

Nikki said...

I haven't participated in your swap or the one you mentioned but I would love to join this swap! Please let me know if there is some way I can join you.

Megan Harmeyer said...

I have participated in a swap before, just not through your blog. And, I haven't been blogging for a year but have been consistently posting for the last 3 months. Can I still sign up? I got your link from Housewife Eclectic.

shortmama said...

alrighty I filled out the ol form. I put it on there but also going to leave it here...I have to send mine on the 25th. Small town = very limited services for packages on a Saturday and also my dad is getting married that day and we are all in the wedding

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Gah!! I am having a hard time with this new-fangled internet business lately! Sorry, but I first posted my swap link on the happy list link! {grumble, grumble}

Laurnie said...

Darn. I totally want to participate, but have never been a part of your swaps before :( How do I get in on these fabulous things?

Laurnie said...

Linked up! So excited

~Haley~ said...

Linked! Cannot wait to start shopping for this one! =]

~Haley~ said...

Linked! Cannot wait to start shopping for this one! =]

Megan Harmeyer said...

Linked up! I'm so glad I "found" your blog - this is going to be so much fun.

Kelley said...

all linked up and ready to gooooo!!!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

just linked up!!

Jen said...

I would LOVE to do this but the DH leaves for Iraq next week!! I will definitely be on the next one, though!!!

Shawnee said...

Linked up -- should be a BLAST!

Honey Lamb and I said...

Hate to brag but you are really going to want to be my partner!! ;) I have a bunch of 4th of July goodies already made!!!! Excited! ~Shelley O.

Karen said...

Emailed you this morning with some info about me. I'm new to all this but LOVE to be considered for this swap :)

Cindy said...

Mamarazzi..I love that name..I would of been given that name with our youth group at church and my 5 children..I always had 1 sometimes 2 camera's on me at all times..and this is when camera's were big!!

I am interested in becoming a fellow swapper..not for this I will be out of town..but for future ones.

I'm hosting my second swap over in my neighborhood..and just finished up 3 others...always on time..great reviews from the swapper friends...and I love meeting new friends.

I love the rules...I did have trouble with one..she is on my naughty list! anyhoo..keep me in mind..I have joined your neighborhood watch group..Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

ps..if you come visit..please excuse the poor example of a button..I am still learning..and this 50 something brain can't seem to get anything downloaded right!! lol

Shawn said...

I'm all linked up and looking forward to another great Red, White & Blue swap!

Mary said...

This is going to be super fun!

Cannwin said...

I've been thinking about this.... I have to send my package this coming saturday? I don't know who I'm sending it to! How am I supposed to know what to put in it?

I'm so nervous! ::wrings hands::


Divaeva said...

I have been neglecting my bloggy duties...but I have caught a glipse of your goodness here and there...if there is still a slot..I am in...and whats the swap angel stuff?

Jessica G. said...

Sorry I was late on the response! Got the post up now.