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Ambelleina
10-03-2012, 03:10 PM
So, inspired by this FB conversation between Chris and I (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=269432056509721&set=a.269431993176394.63695.187640128022248), I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing a GS craft swap!

I'd get all the names and mailing info and randomly assign you someone to make a little craft for! Something small that could be sent in either a regular envelope or a small padded envelope. It could anything from a bookmark, a card to be used, a paper holiday decoration, a photo frame, jewelry you've made--whatever! As long as it's handmade and from the heart. ^_^


THE RULES

-Sign up by October 10, 3pm.
-Everyone will be randomly matched up on October 12.
-DO NOT TELL WHO YOU HAVE!
-Handmake a craft for your person (if you commit and cannot complete, please let me know!).
-Craft limit: $10!
-Does not have to be scrap-related; can be anything your heart desires out of any medium! :)
-Have your craft in the mail by November 12.


THE PLAYERS

Ambelleina - Christina
mamaape - April
missdamsel - Missi
Juliemomof4 - Julie
webdesignmom - June
Lisa - Lisa
MamaCake - Gina
OceanWideDesigns - Meg
maaike - Maaike
Kawouette - Laetitia
chigirl - Judy
kl.winters - Kathy
Terra - Terra
nutsaboutgabe - Barbara
scrapolina - Francine

mamaape
10-03-2012, 03:14 PM
Yes. Exactly that.

Tree City
10-03-2012, 04:31 PM
that would be very cool! The only issue I have is time: once November hits, I'd have no time to make something. So, if we can schedule this in the next two weeks, then I'm game! :) Sorry, I'm not trying to be a diva rotfl. I'm just trying to be honest about when I can do it. :)

missdamsel
10-03-2012, 04:37 PM
hmmmm, I would love to do this, I think.

Ambelleina
10-03-2012, 05:13 PM
I totally understand and agree, Sarah!

I was hoping to do this in October before the big holidays hit and school starts winding down (ie busy on top of busy), so...everyone who wants to play, comment here by the 10th and I'll get our assignments out by the 12th!

And then you can send out your crafts anytime after you get your assignment, preferably by the 12th of November. :)

missdamsel
10-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Does it have to be scrappy related??

Ambelleina
10-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Does it have to be scrappy related??

Not at all! It can be a scrappy hybrid if you want, or it can be whatever you feel like making with whatever supplies you have. :)

Juliemomof4
10-03-2012, 05:39 PM
I'm in :)

webdesignmom
10-03-2012, 06:21 PM
I'm in too.

Lisa
10-03-2012, 06:23 PM
I wanna play too! :)

mamaape
10-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Pretty in green!


i wanna play too! :)

missdamsel
10-03-2012, 06:56 PM
BINGO!!

trina513
10-03-2012, 07:17 PM
Oooh - tempting....I'd have to come up with something crafty first...let me think on this - but I love doing swaps like this!

scrappydoo82
10-03-2012, 09:18 PM
oh that sounds funs

MamaCake
10-04-2012, 04:01 AM
Yeah, I'm in, hesitantly, but in :D

Ambelleina
10-04-2012, 03:57 PM
Woohoo, a big handful of yeses and a couple on the fence! This is going to be superfun. :)

Nothing again anyone who wants to play along, comment here by Wed the 10th and I'll get all the names and addresses together and assigned by Friday the 12th.

This is like a secret crafty Santa! :D

OceanWideDesigns
10-04-2012, 04:25 PM
OK... I'm in!!!

This is going to be hard for me... I don't so *small* crafts LOL

missdamsel
10-04-2012, 05:18 PM
Will there be a dollar amount on our craft??

Ambelleina
10-04-2012, 07:16 PM
Will there be a dollar amount on our craft??


Hmm, good thought Miss Missi! hehe

Let's keep it under $10. :)

maaike
10-04-2012, 09:32 PM
I would love to do that, as long as you sign someone up to me who doesn't mind sending to the Netherlands????
I did a christmascard swap one time and send cards to the US and other countries for a lot of money on stamps(lot of money for me)
and only got one card from England back and one from the US and felt kinda stupid afterwards! *blush*

maaike
10-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by missdamsel http://forums.gingerscraps.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?p=230438#post230438) Will there be a dollar amount on our craft??

Hmm, good thought Miss Missi! hehe

Let's keep it under $10. :)

whahahaha good thing I used to work in craftstores!hehhehe

Ambelleina
10-05-2012, 12:00 AM
I would love to do that, as long as you sign someone up to me who doesn't mind sending to the Netherlands????
I did a christmascard swap one time and send cards to the US and other countries for a lot of money on stamps(lot of money for me)
and only got one card from England back and one from the US and felt kinda stupid afterwards! *blush*

Aww shucks! No way, this time we'll all get one person to send something to and one person will send something to you, everything under $10, so we all participate equally and it's a superfun time for all! :D

Since the crafts should be small/light, it shouldn't really cost a whole lot more to send it to the Netherlands. :)

Tree City
10-06-2012, 05:02 AM
Aww shucks! No way, this time we'll all get one person to send something to and one person will send something to you, everything under $10, so we all participate equally and it's a superfun time for all! :D

Since the crafts should be small/light, it shouldn't really cost a whole lot more to send it to the Netherlands. :)

Do we have one other European scrapper who could pair up with wonderful Maaike? (I'm assuming it would be less expensive to mail it within the continent instead of from North America. But I could be wrong. ROTFL!) But sending a 5oz envelope to the Netherlands via USPS is only $1.05! That's not bad--just over the cost of two stamps.

Kawouette
10-06-2012, 09:19 AM
I would love to play with you!

no scrap related it's ok? I have an another passion in my life!:shh

chigirl
10-06-2012, 11:41 AM
so b-day cards or note cards are good or maybe calendars? and how many "little things" should we make?

i think i'm in, will wait for your answer...sounds like fun

Ambelleina
10-06-2012, 02:48 PM
@Laetitia: Yay, we would love to have you play along! No, it does not have to be scrap related. You can make whatever you want! :)

@Judy: All those sound like awesome ideas! You can make whatever and however many little things you want...as long as you keep it under $10!

This all started over a little convo about a Halloween banner I made, so I may make something like a holiday decor banner or maybe a couple of birthday cards or maybe some bookmarks...whatever--something fun! :)

Oh, here we go! Good rule of thumb: make something cool that you'd be happy to receive yourself!

chigirl
10-07-2012, 11:30 AM
ok, i'm in...thanks

maaike
10-07-2012, 12:09 PM
I would love to play with you!

no scrap related it's ok? I have an another passion in my life!:shh
Ohh this makes me sooo curious!!!

kl.winters
10-07-2012, 09:55 PM
Oh this is such a cool idea! I'm in and I already know what I will make but I'm not telling. hehe

missdamsel
10-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Kathy, if you get my name you can make me one of those great welcome door sticker thingies you make for my new house!! (when I get my new house lol)

kl.winters
10-09-2012, 03:24 AM
Kathy, if you get my name you can make me one of those great welcome door sticker thingies you make for my new house!! (when I get my new house lol)

That would make for a great house warming gift wouldn't it! :)~

kl.winters
10-09-2012, 03:27 AM
I think when we get this all together and start receiving our items, we should have a thread that we can post pictures of what we received. I'd love to see everyone's crafty talents.

Ambelleina
10-09-2012, 03:34 AM
Awesome idea, Kathy! :D

Everyone makes sure your names are here by the 11th at, let's say...3pm...if you want to play along! :)

I'll be sending out a PM that evening to get your addresses, then we'll all have names and address by Friday night!

I'm excited. ^_^

trina513
10-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Tough tough choice!! I want to but I'm afraid I wont have the time and I'd hate to be late!!

missdamsel
10-09-2012, 03:50 PM
will we know who has our names? Will we be able to ask questions such as colors, etc??

webdesignmom
10-09-2012, 05:43 PM
I already have my items made up, can't wait to learn who will get them.

Kawouette
10-09-2012, 07:23 PM
will we know who has our names? Will we be able to ask questions such as colors, etc??

I ask myself the same question!

mamaape
10-09-2012, 07:28 PM
BT- can you update your initial post to have the partner names AND any other information like price/deadline, etc. (because I'm lazy and hate having to sift through all the responding posts)

I totally want to do this, BUT still need to complete said project, and all that blah blah.

Ambelleina
10-09-2012, 07:30 PM
will we know who has our names? Will we be able to ask questions such as colors, etc??

No you won't know who has you! It's like secret santa but secret...ginger...scrap...nta.

-.-

Ambelleina
10-09-2012, 07:33 PM
BT- can you update your initial post to have the partner names AND any other information like price/deadline, etc. (because I'm lazy and hate having to sift through all the responding posts)

I totally want to do this, BUT still need to complete said project, and all that blah blah.

Partner names aren't going to be posted since it's a secret who got your name until you get your present. I'll match everyone up randomly and send out PMs with the name of your person, address and price/deadline info. People have until tomorrow to sign up, then I'll be sending out PMs. :)

missdamsel
10-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Will you be able to ask our partners things like favorite colors, etc???

Ambelleina
10-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Will you be able to ask our partners things like favorite colors, etc???

No because we won't have "partners," everyone is being randomly matched up so the person you have isn't the person who has you.

But when I send the PMs out to get the addresses, I'll throw in a couple of questions for everyone to answer like favorite color, etc that I can pass along to whomever gets you. :)

missdamsel
10-09-2012, 07:49 PM
cool!!

chigirl
10-09-2012, 08:25 PM
i have my little giftie about 3/4 done...can't wait to see who i will be sending it off too.

Ambelleina
10-10-2012, 02:34 PM
LADIES! I have updated the first post (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?19605-GingerScraps-Craft-Swap&p=230283#post230283) with the dates and rules of the swap and names of everyone who has definitely said yes so far!

If you were on the line or didn't actually say yes, I didn't add you.

If you have decided you do want to play, just leave a comment saying you're in and I'll add you to the list!

I will be sending out PMs tonight to get your mailing info; I'll also be asking a few little questions just in case your partner wants to customize her craft for you. :)

Be on the lookout for PMs this evening/tomorrow afternoon...I'll get all the info, randomly assign and get assignments out Fri Oct 12!

Sign up by 3pm TODAY if you want to join in the fun! :D

Terra
10-10-2012, 04:37 PM
I'm so sad I missed this!

Terra
10-10-2012, 04:38 PM
If I can still sign up... I'd like to :D

missdamsel
10-10-2012, 05:02 PM
It's not too late!!

Ambelleina
10-10-2012, 06:10 PM
Gotcha, Terra!

We've got an odd number so if anyone else wants to sign up, now's the time to do it. :D

missdamsel
10-10-2012, 06:19 PM
an odd number will work! But I hope more people sign up!!

Ambelleina
10-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Oh yes, it will work since we're not doing partners per say...but I really have a thing for even numbers.

hehe

missdamsel
10-10-2012, 06:40 PM
I am dying to go buy supplies!!!

webdesignmom
10-10-2012, 07:03 PM
I made a post in the Sugar Cookie forum, so hopefully somebody else will join us.

Ambelleina
10-10-2012, 07:59 PM
Great idea, thanks June! :D

nutsaboutgabe
10-10-2012, 09:24 PM
I'll do it - if it's not too late.

Ambelleina
10-10-2012, 11:44 PM
You're in, Barbara! :)

Signs up are now closed! Be on the lookout for PMs, ladies! :D :D :D

kl.winters
10-11-2012, 02:31 AM
This is going to be fun!

scrapolina
10-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Is it too late?? I was trying to make sure I would have enough time since we will be out of town 2 weeks, but I can get it done!

missdamsel
10-11-2012, 04:38 PM
Hopefully since we haven't gotten our names yet she can add you. If not hopefully we can do this again soon!



Is it too late?? I was trying to make sure I would have enough time since we will be out of town 2 weeks, but I can get it done!

scrapolina
10-11-2012, 04:43 PM
::sniff sniff....Sounds like SO much fun. I "just" saw the message in the forum "how come no sugar cookies have"....and didnt realize it was from yesterday. I hope we do this again. It was a wonderful idea. Maybe we can do it quarterly? Next one could be Valentines timeframe? Cant wait to see what you all make!
Hugs Francine

Ambelleina
10-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Hey Francine, if you still want to be included I can definitely get you on the roster! Like Missi said, I haven't assigned names yet so I'd love for you to join us! :) :) :)

scrapolina
10-11-2012, 05:22 PM
YEAH!!!!! Thank you SO much!!! Cant wait to get to work on this! What a wonderful idea...and I bet..once we put the link up to show what we got the next time this comes up we will have a ton of response!! :-) Thanks so much for hosting this!
Hugs Francine

Ambelleina
10-11-2012, 05:29 PM
You're in; check your PMs! :)

I'm super excited and I think your idea of doing this again around Valentine's is perfect! :D

altimasport
10-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Christina I'm glad you did this!!! It's a wonderful idea!! I can't wait to see what everyone gets when they post....

Ambelleina
10-12-2012, 02:19 PM
HEY LADIES! I've received almost all the PMs back with your info--thanks so much for being prompt! hehe

As soon as I get all responses from everyone, I will do my magic and get us all matched up so be on the lookout for PMs this evening. Excitement! :D

Ambelleina
10-12-2012, 10:24 PM
OK, all assignments have been sent via PM! Please remember to have your craft in the mail by November 12--that means you have a whole month to think, create and mail. :)

Post your received craft photos here when you get them; can't wait to see what everyone gets! :D

webdesignmom
10-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Thanks again for doing this Christina. I looked at my PM and was excited to see who I got. I can't really say why cause that would give it away as to who's name I received.

mamaape
10-12-2012, 10:59 PM
I'm excited.


That is all.

missdamsel
10-12-2012, 11:04 PM
WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!

I'm just saying!

Lisa
10-12-2012, 11:27 PM
Yippee, thanks Christina!

nutsaboutgabe
10-16-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm a little relieved now since I have decided upon the craft I'm making for my swap. I get nervous about stuff like this. :(

missdamsel
10-16-2012, 07:32 PM
I started mine today, then ran out of something I thought I had plenty of!! Ack!! Off to Walmart when I pick the kid up from school!!

webdesignmom
10-16-2012, 07:40 PM
I am happy to say that I will be mailing mine this afternoon. I don't know how many days it will take to reach its destination, but I hope only a few. I am sending mine in a large white envelope, so if you see a large white envelope you know its from me. I hope she likes it. I will be leaving for the post office shortly.

Ambelleina
10-16-2012, 11:17 PM
I am happy to say that I will be mailing mine this afternoon. I don't know how many days it will take to reach its destination, but I hope only a few. I am sending mine in a large white envelope, so if you see a large white envelope you know its from me. I hope she likes it. I will be leaving for the post office shortly.

So excited to see the first craft arrive! I need to start on mine after this insane school weekend--ack! :D

OceanWideDesigns
10-17-2012, 12:51 AM
I think I have my project picked out :) just need to get to the store for supplies AND find the spare time!

maaike
10-17-2012, 01:09 PM
I am still thinking hard on what I want to make!
So many choices so waiting for the " yeah that is it" to pop up in my mind!hahhahaa

Tree City
10-17-2012, 04:31 PM
son of a biscuit! I didn't get a PM. :( I guess I'm sitting this one out, but we'll have to do it again! :)

missdamsel
10-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Maybe you and Lydia (scrappinbella) can do a swap. She wanted to sign up too, but saw the thread too late. Not as fun as not knowing who has your name, but still fun!!


son of a biscuit! I didn't get a PM. :( I guess I'm sitting this one out, but we'll have to do it again! :)

Tree City
10-17-2012, 09:59 PM
Maybe you and Lydia (scrappinbella) can do a swap. She wanted to sign up too, but saw the thread too late. Not as fun as not knowing who has your name, but still fun!!

that's true! I'll PM her. :)

missdamsel
10-17-2012, 11:33 PM
Great!! She was having her multiple surgeries during the time this was in the planning. Hopefully she will say sure thing!! lol

Ambelleina
10-17-2012, 11:48 PM
son of a biscuit! I didn't get a PM. :( I guess I'm sitting this one out, but we'll have to do it again! :)

I didn't sign you up because you were sort of on the fence and I didn't want to commit you to something without your full consent! :)

BUT if all goes well here and everyone has fun, we will be doing this again in the spring around Valentine's. :D <3


Ps-
I love that you said "son of a biscuit" because I say that all the time! hehe

missdamsel
10-26-2012, 04:50 AM
Mine is going in the mail tomorrow!! (Both of them since Jerusha and I swapped names too since she missed out!! lol)

OceanWideDesigns
10-26-2012, 06:17 AM
Miracle of MIRACLES!

I *think* I finally decided on a project LOL

OceanWideDesigns
10-26-2012, 06:18 AM
Miracle of MIRACLES!

I *think* I finally decided on a project LOL

chigirl
10-26-2012, 02:16 PM
my project is in the assby stage, will be mailing very soon!!!!!

Ambelleina
10-26-2012, 07:09 PM
Hey ladies! Just a reminder: when you get your craft in the mail, please take and post a picture of two so we can all see your little present! And let us know who sent it to you so we can ooh and ahh over their creations!

:D <3 :D

kl.winters
10-26-2012, 08:50 PM
I received mine on Tuesday but I've been sick most of the week so I haven't had a chance to a) appreciate it or b) take pictures! I'll do that soon but I'll wait until then to say who had my name.

missdamsel
10-26-2012, 09:31 PM
well, since mine went in the mail today we know it wasn't me. Have mine been received yet??? I really hope my person likes mine.

Mine would have been real good for you this week Kathy!! Sorry you have been ill. Hope you are on the road to recovery!!

missdamsel
10-26-2012, 09:32 PM
I took pictures before I mailed it. Alas, I can not post them!!



Hey ladies! Just a reminder: when you get your craft in the mail, please take and post a picture of two so we can all see your little present! And let us know who sent it to you so we can ooh and ahh over their creations!

:D <3 :D

Matilda
10-28-2012, 12:01 AM
Ohh, I love this kind of "games"!! Too bad I arrived later to play. :(:(

maaike
10-28-2012, 11:03 AM
I am very excited about what I want to make and will be creative all afternoon! Hopefully I can post the package by the end of the afternoon!!! whoot!!! :))

kl.winters
10-28-2012, 07:57 PM
Ohh, I love this kind of "games"!! Too bad I arrived later to play. :(:(

We're going to do it again around Valentine's Day.

kl.winters
10-28-2012, 08:03 PM
well, since mine went in the mail today we know it wasn't me. Have mine been received yet??? I really hope my person likes mine.

Mine would have been real good for you this week Kathy!! Sorry you have been ill. Hope you are on the road to recovery!!

Slowly coming around! I had a very large canker sore develop on the roof of my mouth and it really kicked my hiney. For several days, I couldn't eat or drink much of anything because it was just too painful. On Wednesday, I started gargling with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, which has helped. Even today though, almost a week out, it's still difficult to have anything in my mouth so I've lost an additional 4lbs the hard way.

Matilda
10-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Yay!! Thanks Kathy, I will participate for sure! Oh, I'm sorry to read about your mouth problem! I hope you'll get well very soon. Take care! :)

webdesignmom
10-29-2012, 03:52 PM
I just wanted to say that I received mine on Saturday but I have been sick over the weekend too and so has my 11 year old. I'm on Amoxicillin for sinus infection. And now with this weather the East is having my picture taking and posting may get delayed again. I will post as soon as I can.

webdesignmom
10-30-2012, 07:37 PM
I received this on Saturday from Lisa. I had to use a jar from home to complete the project per instructions. You can put a tealight or flowers inside. Thank you Lisa!

missdamsel
10-30-2012, 07:53 PM
CUTE!!! Is it cross-stitched? Put me on that list Lisa!! lol


I received this on Saturday from Lisa. I had to use a jar from home to complete the project per instructions. You can put a tealight or flowers inside. Thank you Lisa!

trina513
10-30-2012, 08:27 PM
I can't wait to see what the rest of you have gotten! I'm excited to hear that we'll be doing this around valentine's day - then my newborn won't be so "newborn-y" and I'll hopefully be able to participate!!

chigirl
10-30-2012, 09:29 PM
mine is almost complete, hope to have it in the mail this weekend!!!!

Lisa
10-30-2012, 11:28 PM
CUTE!!! Is it cross-stitched? Put me on that list Lisa!! lol

It's machine embroidery, good thing I didn't get you Missi since you have you own embroidery machine. I like working on burlap, it embroiders really nicely and it looks cool with a candle inside...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x65/dirtchickpics/candle.jpg

missdamsel
10-31-2012, 12:33 AM
I still would have LOVED it!! I may have to try that!!


It's machine embroidery, good thing I didn't get you Missi since you have you own embroidery machine. I like working on burlap, it embroiders really nicely and it looks cool with a candle inside...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x65/dirtchickpics/candle.jpg

Ambelleina
10-31-2012, 04:13 AM
AWW, SO CUTE! Lisa you have officially set the bar WAY TOO HIGH!

L
O
L
!!!

:D

MSPeeler
10-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Exactly. Lol! I'm only creative on the computer, lol

webdesignmom
10-31-2012, 05:56 PM
It's machine embroidery, good thing I didn't get you Missi since you have you own embroidery machine. I like working on burlap, it embroiders really nicely and it looks cool with a candle inside...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x65/dirtchickpics/candle.jpg

Lisa, my 11 year old son says its cool too. He can't stop letting people know its the new item in the house.

Tree City
10-31-2012, 05:57 PM
I think I'm going to have to pay one of you embroidery-machine owners to make me something lol! :) I want something with DD's name on it but NO ONE ever sells clothes (or toys or whatever) with her name on it. (Same thing with DS.)

nutsaboutgabe
10-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Lisa, that is too stinkin' cute. Do you have OWL embroidery stuff?

kl.winters
10-31-2012, 07:32 PM
Very cute idea, Lisa! I'll have mine in the mail this weekend. Still need to take a pic of what I received just haven't been able to move it up on the list with all the DSD preparation going on. I'm on it though!

maaike
11-05-2012, 07:52 AM
:blushI got my gift this saturday and was so happy about it I got all teary eyed , which resulted in my husband telling me how much he loves me, (because he so doesn't understand how a womans brain works), so thank you so so much Missi!!! Perfect gift for someone who is tyred a lot and is addicted to fleeceblankets! And perfect color too!!!:kisses<3

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh144/maaike3773/1351946047053.jpg
(dont pay attention to the weird picture under here!hehe)
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh144/maaike3773/1351946188713.jpg

By the way, I didn't sign my name under my package because I thought it was a secret untill everybody got her item!
But I signed it greetings from Holland or something like that so that will do the trick I guess!:kisses

chigirl
11-05-2012, 09:51 AM
beautiful!!!!!!

chigirl
11-05-2012, 09:51 AM
my craft is going in the mail today!!!!!!

Ambelleina
11-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Aww, how fun! I love the font she used for your name! So cool! :)

webdesignmom
11-05-2012, 02:33 PM
Love the color of the blanket that Missi made!

MamaCake
11-05-2012, 03:06 PM
Great idea Missi! :)

scrapolina
11-05-2012, 07:11 PM
My craft went out today!
Maaike I LOVE your warm and comfy blanket! Your name looks so good on it. Perfect font work! :-)
Cant wait to see what everyone has made!!!

missdamsel
11-05-2012, 07:17 PM
YAY!! I was hoping she would like it!! Thanks for the compliments ladies, I figured who doesn't just love a fleece blanket!?!?!?

maaike
11-05-2012, 07:40 PM
I adore fleeceblankets! I really do! And Christina is right, that is the cutest font you've used!!!!

nutsaboutgabe
11-05-2012, 09:01 PM
My craft went in the mail today too. I can't tell you how stressful that was. I mean it was fun...but I got stressed out because it's hard to know what other people will like.

kl.winters
11-08-2012, 02:04 PM
My package hit the mail on Monday. :36_1_33: It has a long way to travel so I'm crossing my fingers that it arrives in time. Oh shoot, I just remembered that I still need to post a picture of what I received. I've been wearing it every morning since our weather turned cold and I love it!

Ambelleina
11-09-2012, 04:08 AM
I finished my craft today, I just have to mail it out as soon as I'm not bedridden from this cold!

Funny thing: even though I did the assignments I don't remember who has me LOL. At least it'll be a surprise! :D

Juliemomof4
11-09-2012, 02:59 PM
I'm going to finish up the last couple of stitches on mine today and get it in the mail :)

Then I have to make 14 centerpieces for the Grid Iron Gala (fundraiser party for football) and of course the party is tomorrow and I haven't even gone to buy the stuff to make them...lol. And of course we have an away game because our bays are in the playoffs...lol..in Modesto...2 hours from here! haha.

Ambelleina
11-09-2012, 07:55 PM
I'm self-conscious about mine now...I think I need to make something else to go with it. :-P

OceanWideDesigns
11-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Hehe I just got mine today!!! The name was faded on the card though... but I have a great idea as to who it was LOL! Can you guess who??

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/8170591452_d801527d20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170591452/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/8170593744_de6e170921.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170593744/)

The cutest photography reference cards ever!!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!!!

My other partner will be getting hers around Monday or Tuesday, shipping it off priority tomorrow!

scrapolina
11-09-2012, 11:38 PM
Hehe I just got mine today!!! The name was faded on the card though... but I have a great idea as to who it was LOL! Can you guess who??

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/8170591452_d801527d20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170591452/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/8170593744_de6e170921.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170593744/)

The cutest photography reference cards ever!!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!!!

My other partner will be getting hers around Monday or Tuesday, shipping it off priority tomorrow!


Maaike!! Those are darling and will be oh so useful!! What a grand gift!!

maaike
11-09-2012, 11:58 PM
yay!!so happy you received it and so glad you liked it!!! <3 <3 <3
I was convinced it was secret till everybody got her thing!:blush whaaa I guess I made up my own rules!hehe

ps, I hope the paint doesn't dissapear from the plastic, I didn't think that over too well! hehehehe

missdamsel
11-10-2012, 01:19 AM
I would LOVE those!! I could use some "quick reference" guides! What a great gift!

nutsaboutgabe
11-10-2012, 02:27 AM
I got my gift today. It could have come earlier than today, but I despise stopping at the mailbox to pick up the mail and really only do it once or twice a week.

Thanks Judy! I love the Perpetual Calendar you made for me and have started filling it in already. I love it. Getting my gift today was a happy ending to my crappy day at work.
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk100/babs898/PB090053.jpg

:kisses

Ambelleina
11-10-2012, 04:38 AM
Seeing all the gifts coming in is making me smile after a cruddy week of sickness!

I love all the gifts so far and can't wait to see the rest! :)

chigirl
11-10-2012, 07:28 PM
i received my gift yesterday, just love it and had to chuckle a little because i've been thinking of getting one lately. sorry i don't have a pic yet, with the remodel in progress and some computer problems (had to take my laptop to the dr. today) it's been a difficult week. my gift's arrival was just a wonderful suprise to end a crappy stressful week. i'll get a pic up here as soon as i can. sorry for the delay, it does not mean i don't love my gift.
thanks so much scrapolina for your thoughtfulness.

scrapolina
11-10-2012, 07:48 PM
i received my gift yesterday, just love it and had to chuckle a little because i've been thinking of getting one lately. sorry i don't have a pic yet, with the remodel in progress and some computer problems (had to take my laptop to the dr. today) it's been a difficult week. my gift's arrival was just a wonderful suprise to end a crappy stressful week. i'll get a pic up here as soon as i can. sorry for the delay, it does not mean i don't love my gift.
thanks so much scrapolina for your thoughtfulness.

I am so glad you like it and that it brought a smile to your face! :-) Sorry to hear you are having such a tough week!

kl.winters
11-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Hehe I just got mine today!!! The name was faded on the card though... but I have a great idea as to who it was LOL! Can you guess who??

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/8170591452_d801527d20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170591452/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/8170593744_de6e170921.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanwidedesigns/8170593744/)

The cutest photography reference cards ever!!! THANK YOUUUU!!!!!!

My other partner will be getting hers around Monday or Tuesday, shipping it off priority tomorrow!

I knew it was Maaike as soon as I saw the owl. She's been pinning a huge collections of owls on Pinterest in all forms and some of them are really beautiful.

trina513
11-12-2012, 04:53 PM
All of these fantistic gifts are really making me regret not joining in on this fun!!

webdesignmom
11-12-2012, 06:52 PM
All of these fantistic gifts are really making me regret not joining in on this fun!!

The next one will be here before you know it.

maaike
11-13-2012, 08:10 AM
I knew it was Maaike as soon as I saw the owl. She's been pinning a huge collections of owls on Pinterest in all forms and some of them are really beautiful.
Hihihi am I that obvious? hahahha
Yeah, I have an owl and a dragonfly obsession!
I always really liked how cute owls look and when Maya Road released those plastic owlies, I had to have them! ;)

If anyone wants to have the PNG file where I put those reference thingies on, (which I totally searched on internet),
just send me a pm! And if you do decide to make a minialbum with them, please share the end results with me?

MamaCake
11-14-2012, 04:50 PM
I got mine! I had a really great day yesterday and got home to find a package in the mail, it was the perfect ending! Here's what I received:
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m584/gfoxy43/IMG_3364.jpg
I really really love the colors and it is the perfect kind of decoration for me! Right up my alley! Thank you so much Barbara!!! Really love it!

nutsaboutgabe
11-14-2012, 06:21 PM
I'm glad you like it Gina. :)

SweetLittleNothingness
11-14-2012, 06:27 PM
Such great crafty gifts! I gotta get in on the next one! Looks fun! :)

missdamsel
11-14-2012, 06:46 PM
GORGEOUS!! Are they styrofoam balls covered in scrapbook paper? What a great gift!!


I got mine! I had a really great day yesterday and got home to find a package in the mail, it was the perfect ending! Here's what I received:
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m584/gfoxy43/IMG_3364.jpg
I really really love the colors and it is the perfect kind of decoration for me! Right up my alley! Thank you so much Barbara!!! Really love it!

nutsaboutgabe
11-14-2012, 07:25 PM
Missi - they are styrofoam balls covered with strips of fabric. However a few of the smaller balls are actually yarn rolled in a ball and then covered with strips of fabric. The fabric is hot glued on the ends. I had a hard time finding more of the really small styrofoam balls so I improvised.

I've only covered the larger styrofoam balls in the past and used dressmaker pins to attach the fabric, but I decided to go with hot glue this time and it worked out better.


GORGEOUS!! Are they styrofoam balls covered in scrapbook paper? What a great gift!!

scrapolina
11-14-2012, 10:43 PM
I got mine! I had a really great day yesterday and got home to find a package in the mail, it was the perfect ending! Here's what I received:
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m584/gfoxy43/IMG_3364.jpg
I really really love the colors and it is the perfect kind of decoration for me! Right up my alley! Thank you so much Barbara!!! Really love it!

They are so pretty!! Love the colors!

MamaCake
11-16-2012, 11:23 PM
So - the deadline to have the craft in the mail has passed already...how many crafts have we seen? 3? I'm excited to see them all! :D

missdamsel
11-16-2012, 11:35 PM
SO, as many of you know we were chatting at a Night Owl Chat when one Jerusha decided she wanted into the craft swap, alas... it was too late. SO she and I decided to swap on the black market!! lol

Well my swap came today and I LOVE IT!!!!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66008_10200129520183704_1134397743_n.jpg

So I copied and pasted off facebook. Sorry it is so big. I will resize later once photobucket is working again!!

Jacque
11-17-2012, 12:28 AM
Oh MY!!! i hope u do this again next year it sounds like so much fun...i have a whole room for crafts and since digi i don't get dirty nearly enuff anymore :)

Jacque
11-17-2012, 12:33 AM
okay so now reading thru even more of the thread (it was long and i'm lazy and didn't read it ALL the first time...shhhh still haven't) for those of us who missed this and do to all the holiday stuff...how about a Christmas in July event with this...i know i'd love to join.

and THIS is just one of the reasons i'm so sorry i've waited so long to get involved here >:( BTW...now that i'm here...u can't shut me UP mwahahahaha

nutsaboutgabe
11-17-2012, 12:58 AM
That is awesome. Is that wood? It reminds me of a craft I made for my mom on wood. I'll have to post that here.


SO, as many of you know we were chatting at a Night Owl Chat when one Jerusha decided she wanted into the craft swap, alas... it was too late. SO she and I decided to swap on the black market!! lol

Well my swap came today and I LOVE IT!!!!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/66008_10200129520183704_1134397743_n.jpg

So I copied and pasted off facebook. Sorry it is so big. I will resize later once photobucket is working again!!

missdamsel
11-17-2012, 01:39 AM
Yes!! It is wood! The cell phone picture doesn't do it justice for sure!!

Jacque, we are talking around valentines again! And sounds like you have found your digi home!! YAY!! I love seeing you get more and more active!!

Ambelleina
11-17-2012, 02:20 AM
Dear my craft swap recipient (you don't know who you are yet, but you'll know soon!),

I have not sent out your craft yet.

A billion apologies; I was ridiculous amounts of sick all last week and into the beginning of this week and wasn't able to finish your craft as I was in bed with a sinus infection and a cold with a 101 fever, chills, body aches, migraine, super congestion, developed a stye, etc. I missed work, I felt superfarty...you know the drill. And I was unable to drag my sometimes sweaty/sometimes freezing cold self out of bed to finish your craft. Supersadface and a light hand smack for me.

I am however finishing your craft this weekend and shall get it in the mail! It will be a little bit late and as such, I will blow kisses into the package prior to sealing for extra loveness.

<3 <3 <3

Tina the Perpetually Late

mamaape
11-17-2012, 02:38 AM
I am absolutely serious when I say, I was just about to post a almost EXACT post to this. Many of you (via Facebook and text if you're so unfortunate to hear from me regularly ;) ) know I have been wretchedly sick as well for over a week. I, too, will be getting your crafty happy fun-ness out this weekend.


Dear my craft swap recipient (you don't know who you are yet, but you'll know soon!),

I have not sent out your craft yet.

A billion apologies; I was ridiculous amounts of sick all last week and into the beginning of this week and wasn't able to finish your craft as I was in bed with a sinus infection and a cold with a 101 fever, chills, body aches, migraine, super congestion, developed a stye, etc. I missed work, I felt superfarty...you know the drill. And I was unable to drag my sometimes sweaty/sometimes freezing cold self out of bed to finish your craft. Supersadface and a light hand smack for me.

I am however finishing your craft this weekend and shall get it in the mail! It will be a little bit late and as such, I will blow kisses into the package prior to sealing for extra loveness.

<3 <3 <3

Tina the Perpetually Late

Ambelleina
11-17-2012, 02:42 AM
I am absolutely serious when I say, I was just about to post a almost EXACT post to this. Many of you (via Facebook and text if you're so unfortunate to hear from me regularly ;) ) know I have been wretchedly sick as well for over a week. I, too, will be getting your crafty happy fun-ness out this weekend.


I would like to point out the unfortunate awesomeness that we were both sick at the same time with similar symptoms...even though we are 1,000 miles away from each other.

BTs for SURE. <3

mamaape
11-17-2012, 03:47 PM
I received an AWESOME coffee cozy from Julie!
She also sent along a little bunting that says Joy and a sweet card (I haven't photographed the bunting yet, but will once Christmas decor goes up (in a week, LOL!) ). I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's perfect for me.

:kisses <3


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/423160_10200104948009642_125812051_n.jpg

scrapolina
11-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Oh!! you poor sicko's!!! Sorry to hear you have been buggy! LOL!! Maybe its good to get it over with and be well for all the holidays coming! Hope you are both on the mend and feeling much better..and YES...its pretty suspicious that you live so far apart and have the same illness...hmmm...:-P

Juliemomof4
11-17-2012, 04:35 PM
April :) I'm glad you like your gift. I sneaked around your blog and saw you LOVE coffee, so I thought a cozy would be perfect, and the little bunting was just fun to make :) I hope you feel better!

nutsaboutgabe
11-17-2012, 04:44 PM
Maybe it was a virus from the computer. haha roflol. I have to laugh about that because I work in IT and people hear virus and think it's something they can "catch".

:36_1_37:

Oh!! you poor sicko's!!! Sorry to hear you have been buggy! LOL!! Maybe its good to get it over with and be well for all the holidays coming! Hope you are both on the mend and feeling much better..and YES...its pretty suspicious that you live so far apart and have the same illness...hmmm...:-P

missdamsel
11-17-2012, 04:53 PM
You know one day my dad came out of his room sick as sick can be. My mom asked what was wrong and he said he thought he had a virus. My 16 year old niece as serious as can be looked at him and frowned and stated, "But Granddad, you don't even have a computer!!"


Maybe it was a virus from the computer. haha roflol. I have to laugh about that because I work in IT and people hear virus and think it's something they can "catch".

:36_1_37:

Jacque
11-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Jacque, we are talking around valentines again! And sounds like you have found your digi home!! YAY!! I love seeing you get more and more active!!

YAY! i'm in on that one :)

chigirl
11-18-2012, 08:23 PM
well, i'm finally here with a pic of my fab gift, i do apologize for being so late...just been flooded with house re-model issues and then my laptop got sick...when it rains, you know what happens.

anyway, i love my gift and post this late is no reflection on it or on Francine.

thanks so much, i use it everyday.

http://i50.tinypic.com/ibvs01.jpg

Jacque
11-18-2012, 08:25 PM
how cute :)

MamaCake
11-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Love that! Great idea to use GingerScraps on it :D

missdamsel
11-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Woot!! Great giftie!! I can't wiat to receive mine!!

Ambelleina
11-20-2012, 05:20 AM
Three things from the craftmaster (ooh, I like the sound of that)...

1. I received my craft and O M G it is amazing. I have shown it off to no less than 5 people! BTW, I did completely forget that you had me and I was so excited to see your name on the package! I will post pics and say who had me this week after I finish my paper due Wednesday. :)

2. My craft is in the mail so be on the lookout if you haven't received yours! It should start moving tomorrow and it's going priority so be looking for it Saturday or Monday if the holiday delays it. You will DEFINITELY notice it in your mailbox. xD

3. IF ANYONE HAS NOT DONE THEIR CRAFT AND DOES NOT THINK THEY WILL BE COMPLETING IT SOMETIME THIS WEEK, PLEASE PM ME ASAP. If this is the case, I will either reassign your recipient or I will take it over myself. Today is a week late, so all crafts MUST be in the mail this week. I don't want anyone getting left out and I don't mind taking on another person if you feel you simply cannot complete the craft! PM me and I'll work it out with no hard feelings. :)

OceanWideDesigns
11-24-2012, 03:05 AM
I had planned to mail mine before the 12th -- but we had a death in the family and then a family emergency. Now I'm super sick with a cold almost as bad as the flu. Once I'm able to drive again, I'll get it mailed!

scrapjrlgcp
11-24-2012, 04:51 AM
What awesome gifts/crafts. I am so sad I missed this, but would love to plan to play along the next time!! Cant wait to see the rest of the items!!!

nutsaboutgabe
11-24-2012, 01:32 PM
This is not a craft swap craft but its s craft I made for my mom and it reminds me of Jerusha's wood project for Missi. Jerusha, did your craft involve an iron?

Sorry for the crappy photo.

Ambelleina
11-24-2012, 05:17 PM
My craft was delivered yesterday! So check your mailboxes, ladies! hehe :D

missdamsel
11-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Off to check mine today. Maybe it is me!! :)

scrapolina
11-24-2012, 09:21 PM
This is not a craft swap craft but its s craft I made for my mom and it reminds me of Jerusha's wood project for Missi. Jerusha, did your craft involve an iron?

Sorry for the crappy photo.

This is gorgeous!

missdamsel
11-24-2012, 09:35 PM
I got a package in my mailbox today!!!

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/80713168-3D5A-42E0-9906-E7C49C8D9BBB-12856-00000E094E67B1FA.jpg

Lisa
11-24-2012, 09:39 PM
so. what's inside? ...

missdamsel
11-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Here are the contents:

Gift tags, ornaments and a snowflake garland:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/5F36D3D9-E08F-4AC7-B39F-8E3E29EE08A2-12881-00000E0C658A9004.jpg

And a little closer look:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/5B332993-0B78-490B-A8F5-E8E4B7AF586C-12881-00000E0C6E7F86C7.jpg

Posting from mobile, will resize once on computer if these are too big. ;)

missdamsel
11-24-2012, 09:43 PM
so. what's inside? ...

I was getting there!!! ;)

scrapolina
11-24-2012, 09:45 PM
Here are the contents:

Gift tags, ornaments and a snowflake garland:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/5F36D3D9-E08F-4AC7-B39F-8E3E29EE08A2-12881-00000E0C658A9004.jpg

And a little closer look:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/5B332993-0B78-490B-A8F5-E8E4B7AF586C-12881-00000E0C6E7F86C7.jpg

Posting from mobile, will resize once on computer if these are too big. ;)


Oh my goodness!! How precious is all that!! I LOVE the garland!!

Lisa
11-24-2012, 10:37 PM
I was getting there!!! ;)

Sorry, but you were teasing us! :36_1_11:

Awesome crafties, you're a lucky lady Missi! I'm still waiting patiently for mine... :innocentsmily:

missdamsel
11-24-2012, 10:41 PM
I had to show the great envelope!! I am a lucky lady!!

Jacque
11-24-2012, 10:53 PM
How cool :)

chigirl
11-24-2012, 11:13 PM
those are adorable, so crafty!!!!

mamaape
11-24-2012, 11:33 PM
You're all making my craft look like TOTAL farts.

:cryhard

(p.s. BT is awesome at paper crafting stuffs, daaaaaaaaaaaaaang)

Ambelleina
11-24-2012, 11:56 PM
p.s. BT is awesome at paper crafting stuffs, daaaaaaaaaaaaaang

yaaaay, thank you, BT. ^_^

i'm good with my hands. ;)

missdamsel
11-25-2012, 01:28 AM
I have my snowflake garland hanging on my back door. Can't get a good picture for you, but here is one:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/missdamsel/3D2B8D9C-591D-4176-B36C-D49566CFBE96-13068-00000E2649B75D75.jpg

scrapjrlgcp
11-25-2012, 01:46 AM
so cute!!!

Ambelleina
11-25-2012, 02:41 AM
1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm glad you found a spot for the garland. :D

2. Third snowflake from the right is tangled up. hehe

missdamsel
11-25-2012, 02:48 AM
Already fixed it!! lol I noticed right after I took the picure!


1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm glad you found a spot for the garland. :D

2. Third snowflake from the right is tangled up. hehe

MamaCake
11-25-2012, 03:57 AM
Good idea! Love that snowflake garland!

Colleen
11-25-2012, 05:32 AM
Everything has been AMAZING!!!! You ladies ROCK!!! :D

nutsaboutgabe
11-25-2012, 04:06 PM
I love those gift tags you got Missi! Very cute!

Terra
11-26-2012, 09:34 PM
I got my craft today!

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww47/juicy-bits/CraftyGoodness.png

3 lovely handpainted ornaments from April!!! Who unbeknownst to her, just happened make them match PERFECTLY with the three stockings hanging on my fireplace! **Adding Ninja Crafter to her list of skills** Well played, my ninja friend... well played ;)

scrapolina
11-26-2012, 10:23 PM
I got my craft today!

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww47/juicy-bits/CraftyGoodness.png

3 lovely handpainted ornaments from April!!! Who unbeknownst to her, just happened make them match PERFECTLY with the three stockings hanging on my fireplace! **Adding Ninja Crafter to her list of skills** Well played, my ninja friend... well played ;)

Those are So cute and they are SO perfect with your stockings!

Jacque
11-26-2012, 10:28 PM
watching all u guys having fun and sharing your awesome gifts...can't wait for the next one...already in the planning stages :)

mamaape
11-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Holy crap, I'm more awesome than even *I* knew!

Terra
11-26-2012, 10:40 PM
I opened the candy cane and tree first, hanging each one as I unwrapped them and I was secretly like... oooooo please let the last one be white!

chigirl
11-26-2012, 10:53 PM
wow, terra, those are gorgeous and look so cute on your stockings...

Ambelleina
11-27-2012, 01:58 AM
Ok now that I'm procrastinating on this paper I have due tomorrow (eep), I finally got my craft set up and photographed!

This amazing, beautiful craft is from Kathy! Honestly, I had completely forgotten who had me and I didn't want to look it up just so I'd be surprised. I was psyched to see Kathy's name on the package and Kathy, I loved the card--you're so sweet! :) TEAR!

Here's my craft--it's definitely front and center in my holiday decorations this year: this beautiful frosted glass block!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/timelesslytian/GS%20Etc/CAM00503.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/timelesslytian/GS%20Etc/CAM00502.jpg


Yes, it's lit up with Christmas lights inside. SOOO LOVELY! I have it plugged it right now and it gives a warm, soft glow to my living room. So so perfect, I don't have any "nice" decorations like this creation so I really love this. You are awesome, Kathy! :)

<3 <3 <3

Lisa
11-27-2012, 02:07 AM
Wow, that is amazing!!!

MamaCake
11-27-2012, 03:12 AM
Whoa! The ornaments are perfect and that glass block is beautiful!!!

Terra
11-27-2012, 05:56 AM
omg that's STUNNING!! Fantastic Job Kathy!

scrapolina
11-27-2012, 06:10 AM
Oh!! That is awesome Kathy!! I love it! Its So beautiful lit up!

webdesignmom
11-27-2012, 05:14 PM
That is so pretty Kathy!!

Ambelleina
11-29-2012, 04:34 AM
Just checking in: has everyone sent their crafts off yet? If you haven't by now, please PM me and let me know what's going on so I can either fill your craft recipient in on the delay or go ahead and reassign her.

Thanks! :)

chigirl
11-29-2012, 02:09 PM
wow, that is just gorgeous, kathy...

kl.winters
11-29-2012, 06:45 PM
You are so very welcome, Christina! I just wanted to make sure that everyone also knew that I did stay within the $10.00 budget as well. I snag the blocks at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon every couple of weeks. My hubby is my partner in crime as we enter the store at different occasions so we can use multiple coupons on one trip to our closest Hobby Lobby. The rest is from my every growing hoard, :shh I mean stash of floral stuff and ribbon that I have collected over the years. See sometimes, it is good to hoard! The vinyl cutting is something new that we are playing around with. We started selling some items on Etsy this fall and hubby is hoping to move into something on a commercial line next year so he's been having fun playing with his new gigantic cutter gizmo!

I'm so bad though, I still haven't posted a picture of the gift I received. Oy, I've been super busy with deadlines for next month so I haven't been around the forum much. The every so sweet Gina (mamacake) sent me a crocheted cowl in my favorite color combinations of blues/browns. I've been wearing it every morning on our way to the Y because the weather has finally turned chilly here in Michigan. It's perfect because I don't like a heavy coat or scarf so it is just right to wear with my beige quilted vest. She also sent me the sweetest note. :kisses

I will try very hard to get a picture posted soon.

kl.winters
11-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Ok now that I'm procrastinating on this paper I have due tomorrow (eep), I finally got my craft set up and photographed!

This amazing, beautiful craft is from Kathy! Honestly, I had completely forgotten who had me and I didn't want to look it up just so I'd be surprised. I was psyched to see Kathy's name on the package and Kathy, I loved the card--you're so sweet! :) TEAR!

Here's my craft--it's definitely front and center in my holiday decorations this year: this beautiful frosted glass block!

Yes, it's lit up with Christmas lights inside. SOOO LOVELY! I have it plugged it right now and it gives a warm, soft glow to my living room. So so perfect, I don't have any "nice" decorations like this creation so I really love this. You are awesome, Kathy! :)

<3 <3 <3

Christina - be careful with the frosted coating on that glass block because despite the fact that it's meant for all kinds of applications, it seems a bit fragile to me. I've since switched to frosted vinyl for that initial layer. If you ever have a problem with it rubbing off, just let me know and I'll send you a new piece of frosted vinyl to fit the space with the gold lettering already applied. I'll also send you instructions on how to remove and install the new graphic.

How'd you like that packing job? My hubby - the master packer!

Jacque
11-29-2012, 07:07 PM
I snag the blocks at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon every couple of weeks. My hubby is my partner in crime as we enter the store at different occasions so we can use multiple coupons on one trip to our closest Hobby Lobby.

hehe hehe hehe i thought my hubby and i were the only ones that did this...i've been doing it for years! micheal's when i was in CA and hobby lobby now that i'm in TN...too funny

kl.winters
11-29-2012, 07:14 PM
hehe hehe hehe i thought my hubby and i were the only ones that did this...i've been doing it for years! micheal's when i was in CA and hobby lobby now that i'm in TN...too funny

You gotta save whenever you can! We're lucky we have hubby's that are willing to put up with our craziness!

Jacque
11-29-2012, 07:42 PM
u betcha!! we live far away from town so my hubby knows color, craft materials, all sorts of stuff cuz he picks it up for me all the time LOL

Ambelleina
11-30-2012, 02:18 PM
Christina - be careful with the frosted coating on that glass block because despite the fact that it's meant for all kinds of applications, it seems a bit fragile to me. I've since switched to frosted vinyl for that initial layer. If you ever have a problem with it rubbing off, just let me know and I'll send you a new piece of frosted vinyl to fit the space with the gold lettering already applied. I'll also send you instructions on how to remove and install the new graphic.

How'd you like that packing job? My hubby - the master packer!

Kathy--I'll keep that in mind! No little fingers around my apartment to mess with it, so it should be fine! hehe hehe

It's so beautiful and WHOO that packing job! :D

Juliemomof4
12-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Lookie at my cute little key chain! :) Terra made it <3 thank you Terra!:kisses

missdamsel
12-02-2012, 10:27 PM
First, Kathy, you and hubby don't have to act like you are separate, as long as you pay separate. rachel and I do this all the time. PLUS if you have a smart phone they have coupons on their ap all teh time too!

As for other craft stores, I have learned that JoAnne's if you have one close takes their coupons AND Michaels and Hobby Lobby coupoins as well!!

Ambelleina
12-04-2012, 09:23 PM
LOVE all the crafts that have been coming in lately! Y'all are so talented! :D

If you have not sent your craft partner's gift out yet and don't think you will get that done this week, PLEASE PM ME NO LATER THAN THURSDAY 12.06.12 so I can get your lady a gift and it will arrive in time for the upcoming holidays!!!

:)

<3 <3 <3

Ambelleina
12-05-2012, 01:59 AM
Another note from the craftmaster (still like the sound of that)!

If you have not received your craft yet, please shoot me a PM ASAP! <3

scrapolina
12-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Christina!!!! Guess what!!?? The mail just came and I got handed the MOST beautiful package by my son and I was like...what???!! I couldnt stop staring at how beautiful th envelope was..and i have never seen wasabi??? tape in real life!! LOL The package itself was SO gorgeous I didnt want to open it..but then curiosity got the best of me...I was stunned to receive the most incredibly creative and beautiful note cards ever!! So, because words CANNOT explain...I include a picture for everyone to see the loveliness that is Christine :-) Thank you So much sweet friend!! You didnt have to but I am SO glad you did now!!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35480401/2012-12-15%2011.56.43.jpg

missdamsel
12-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Those are BEAUTIFUL!!

But isn't wasabi a Japanese food or something? The green pasty stuf fthat clears the sinuses?? I think you mean washi tape. I have never seen it either!

scrapolina
12-15-2012, 11:12 PM
Those are BEAUTIFUL!!

But isn't wasabi a Japanese food or something? The green pasty stuf fthat clears the sinuses?? I think you mean washi tape. I have never seen it either!


Thank you!! LOL My mind always goes blank when I try to remember what this tape is called!! I dont do sushi so its funny that this is what I come up with!

scrapolina
12-16-2012, 01:37 AM
PS...Now that you all have my address feel free to send me love whenever ;-P !!!!!

Ambelleina
12-16-2012, 01:57 AM
YAY! I'm glad you enjoyed all the goodies! I liked how the cards came out so much, I plan on recreating them for myself! ^_^

And LOL @ "wasabi tape"! hehe

I love washi tape! I have...12 rolls! Washi tape and baker's twine are my current crafty loves! :D

missdamsel
12-16-2012, 02:35 AM
I want to be sent random love too!! lol Not just Francine! :)

scrapolina
12-16-2012, 06:53 PM
YAY! I'm glad you enjoyed all the goodies! I liked how the cards came out so much, I plan on recreating them for myself! ^_^

And LOL @ "wasabi tape"! hehe

I love washi tape! I have...12 rolls! Washi tape and baker's twine are my current crafty loves! :D

Saw this and thought of you...lots of cute ideas for your current love :-)
http://sweetlyscrappedart.blogspot.com/2011/10/crafts-with-plain-ol-masking-tape.html

Ambelleina
12-17-2012, 12:42 AM
Ooooh, definitely pinned that! Thanks, Francine! Did you like your ring? I was pretty excited about it. ^_^

scrapolina
12-17-2012, 02:32 AM
Ooooh, definitely pinned that! Thanks, Francine! Did you like your ring? I was pretty excited about it. ^_^

So...umm... I am thinking...ring? So I go back to the gorgeous envelope and there are a ton more pressies in there!!! I never thought about anything else being in that envelope because the note cards came out and were so pretty...so now I go back..and reach way in the envelope and out pops the cutest ring!! I think its incredibly creative and I am wearing right now!! AND....now i see the darling paint strip garland..and I am thinking..WOWZERS>.this is just TOO incredible that you sent me like a whole bunch of christmas presents!!! Now, I dont know how I can ever thank you enough.so many goodies! I am so sorry I didnt see them all and thank you when I recd the envelope. Of course the envelope is so gorgeous it was still sitting in a place of honor so the extra goodies are safe with me finally :-) Thanks a million!!!

MamaCake
12-17-2012, 03:19 AM
What a fun and beautiful gift!! Good job Christine :)

Ambelleina
12-17-2012, 03:44 AM
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Francine, you're so funny! I was thinking HMM, she didn't mention the other crafts I hope she saw them! hehe

I do love those metallic hot pink envelopes, they're SO cute! :D

Colleen
12-17-2012, 04:42 AM
Yeah - where would one find the metallic pink envelopes?!? ;)

Ambelleina
12-17-2012, 05:15 AM
You can get them at Staples, BUT I have an Ipsy subscription and my glambags comes in these pretty mailers every month, so I take the shipping labels off, stock them in one of my craft drawers and reuse them later! Seriously, they're fun to see in the mailbox and hey, reusing them is so eco-chic! ;)