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mamaape
01-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Hello ladies!

Many of you had fun participating in the Fall/Holiday Craft Swap and wanted to do it again, so here we are!

This time around we're going to do it a smidge different, and hope that it might also make it easier on everyone.

Don't consider them rules but guidelines. ;)


1. Craft cap is $10
2. Craft MUST be Valentine themed: this way no one will have to struggle with "oh no, what am I going to do?!" Don't worry, I'll even throw in some suggestions and ideas at the end of this post.
3. All crafts must be sent out by Monday February 4th in order to get to the recipient in time for Valentine's day.
4. If you feel you cannot finish your craft in time to be mailed, then DO NOT SIGN UP. Be 200% sure you can participate before saying yes yes.
5. If you cannot think of a valentine "craft", then just make a Valentine! I don't know about you, but here in this house we don't do much in the way of Valentine's Day so just getting a hand made card in the mail would be SUPER LOVELY! :) Remember, it's the little things in life. ;)


Now, some inspiration if you find yourself stuck! A while back there was a hybrid challenge - I can no longer access it, but here is a link to an outside blog explaining how to make Glass Stone Magnets (http://www.craftdayisthebestday.com/2010/09/step-by-step-glass-stone-magnets.html). You can get most of the supplies you need at the dollar store, as far as the paper, clip from a magazine if you haven't any scrap paper! Remember make it Valentine themed. :)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1AJtVeqgXh8/TJJ1On9NPfI/AAAAAAAAAeE/rSrbYcYK_M8/s400/10_whiteboard.JPG
photo credit: blog source linked above

I also found this on Pinterest:


http://media-cache1.pinterest.com/upload/147633694004462869_LzNMKpLv_f.jpg
(can't find source credit :( )

Which would be almost FREE to make! That's MY kind of craft! Especially on a budget. :) I might just make one of these for everyday because it's so cute.

How about something edible and awesome! Valentine themed: it's PINK! and delicious.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3PaNafnXerE/T4ecxmHbL4I/AAAAAAAAE-0/LH-FEJRlYCY/s640/IMG_0628.JPG
Find the three ingredient recipe HERE (http://applevalleygirl.blogspot.ca/2011/11/project-homemade-christmasstrawberry.html).

Seriously, Pinterest folks, and if you don't have a Pinterest account then there is your friend Google. Remember, don't over think! Keep things simple, fun, awesome! :) Your recipient will be happy with ANYTHING, because it's the thought that counts- I know cliche, but think about it... it's true. So true.

So, now, that you've read through my schpeal, say YAY! if you're in! I'll have the deadline for signing up be Tuesday the 15th, if that's too soon and not enough people are able to get to the thread in
time I may extend it an extra few days... but let's just say Tuesday January 15th for now.

Jacque
01-11-2013, 03:00 PM
i'm in!!!!!!!!!! woohoo

missdamsel
01-11-2013, 03:12 PM
ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!! I am so in!!!

Jacque
01-11-2013, 03:58 PM
no i'm not even a little bit crazy. just went and did all my shopping. Ok so it was shopping at Jacque's Boutique of Craft Hoarding! But I'm already starting :)

MamaCake
01-11-2013, 09:14 PM
YAY! (That means I'm in) <3

sladd79054
01-11-2013, 10:01 PM
:36_1_19:eeeeek I am in and I already feel sorry for the person that receives my craft lol.

Jacque
01-12-2013, 02:38 AM
:36_1_19:eeeeek I am in and I already feel sorry for the person that receives my craft lol.


don't give me lisa :36_1_19:

emscraps
01-12-2013, 02:46 AM
I'm in...woohoo!! Made it for the sign ups!! Thank you!!

sladd79054
01-12-2013, 11:03 AM
heheHahahahaha


don't give me lisa :36_1_19:

melissavt
01-12-2013, 12:37 PM
I'm in!!!!

nutsaboutgabe
01-14-2013, 12:40 AM
Count me in please.

Sarah
01-14-2013, 12:46 AM
I'm totally in this time! :D

mamaape
01-14-2013, 02:56 PM
BUMP! I'd like to close this out by the end of tomorrow, so if anyone else is interested, please say YAY!

Thanks ladies!

chigirl
01-14-2013, 04:04 PM
i was just going to ask for the deadline date, thanks for bumping

can't wait to see who i get and no, i have not started yet!!!! But I do have an idea, that's a good start.

GingerScraps
01-15-2013, 05:49 AM
I'm in!! :) whoot

Terra
01-15-2013, 08:28 AM
I'm in!!!

prettyingreen
01-15-2013, 11:47 AM
oooh i really want too, but i am soooooo bad a remembering mail, i would fail :(

krystlbear
01-15-2013, 01:03 PM
I'm in.

Juliemomof4
01-15-2013, 01:52 PM
Sign me up.

Matilda
01-15-2013, 03:11 PM
I'm in!!!

kl.winters
01-15-2013, 05:52 PM
I was just thinking about this the other day. I'd love to play along again. :36_1_33:

SweetLittleNothingness
01-15-2013, 10:45 PM
I'd love to give it a shot! Thanks!

missdamsel
01-15-2013, 11:03 PM
Woooohooooo!! Looks like another fun group!!

Lisa
01-15-2013, 11:14 PM
Oh woe is me, I want to play but I'm still waiting from my craft from the last time. :innocentsmily: If I got forgotten again I would surely take it personally.

MamaCake
01-16-2013, 01:01 AM
Oh woe is me, I want to play but I'm still waiting from my craft from the last time. :innocentsmily: If I got forgotten again I would surely take it personally.

Well then you should get double the goodness this time!!!

Jacque
01-16-2013, 02:09 AM
no lydia???? whew finally got my internet back but its acting up with all the freezing rain...arghh

ScrapinMama
01-16-2013, 03:42 AM
Sounds like fun to me! I'm in!

zenjen
01-16-2013, 05:38 AM
I would love to, but we live all the way in Okinawa so I am afraid mine wouldn't make it in time, no guarantee:(

If we started signups earlier next time, I would surely join in! Already know what I'd make:)

mamaape
01-16-2013, 01:56 PM
For those of you worried about mail, don't be- as long as you get it out in a reasonable time, I'm sure the recipient would appreciate it regardless! Besides, receiving something from Japan! HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE! :D

Lisa, I'm sorry that last time you didn't receive your craft :( That's another reason I stressed the importance of people being 200% sure this time. And it's not a matter of receiving it LATE but receiving it at all. Know what I'm sayin'? :)

And with that, I am closing the thread- will start a new one where we can share photos and all that. PLEASE keep an eye on your Inbox as you will be receiving a PM from me shortly (once I create the pairings, etc.) At the time of the PM I will ask you one more time if you are "all in" as they say, that way I have time to re-match people if need be.

If you have ANY questions or fears or... something crazy? you've got to say don't hesitate to PM me.