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1  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 30, 2012 10:59:27 PM
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2  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 12, 2012 12:38:19 AM

"It's a search for love"
Back: "My ex bestfriend of 10+ ys lied to the man who is now the true father of her second child. He's a loser and for some reason she'd rather be w/ him than the man she truly loved. She has completely destroyed her life & credit for this guy over the past three years. I would give ANYTHING to have my Teresa back. Instead we just don't talk."
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3  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 12, 2012 12:35:24 AM

"After 3 years our relationship has become long distance. It's tough, but we love each other and fight to make it work"

"Because in the end it'll be worth it. Get ALL THE PUPPIES!"
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4  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 12, 2012 12:33:25 AM

"I love you but..."

"I cannot stand my besfriend's behavior! I hate telling her to grow-up and move on! She's 28 years old!
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5  Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 12, 2012 12:30:35 AM
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6  Paper Crane Memorial of Love for Simon in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Miss Whitney on: December 15, 2011 12:55:28 AM
"What's with the cranes?", you may ask.



My best friend and boyfriend of over 6 years, Simon, was rushed to the hospital with chest pains on October 2, 2011. He had had an unexpected cardiac event stemming from a genetic bone disease he shares with his family. The emergency open-heart surgery was successful, but as myself and his family became aware that he may never wake from a coma, we asked friends and family to support us by folding cranes; An old Japanese legend says that if 1,000 cranes are folded, the gods will grant you a wish. You can guess what we were hoping for. We had over 1,000 cranes, but we were not granted our wish. My beloved Simon died on October 14, 2011. He was 34.



Although people continue to fold cranes, the bulk of them were entrusted to me. Fighting my urge (fueled by rage and despair) to burn them to ashes, I worked with my mom to find a safe, respectful, and beautiful way to honor Simon and the support everyone gave us during those terrible weeks. We restrung every crane, after hunting for weeks for the appropriate materials to make what we were envisioning a reality.



Each crane was selected for its specific string - some strings are themed and some are random. Each crane is separated by a bead, and each string has a weight at the bottom. The light in the middle is a strand of LED x-mas lights doubled over itself a few times and wired together. The case is 5 feet tall by about 1.5 feet wide and deep. There are 598 paper cranes in the case, and one ceramic one (a gift to me from Simon's sister).



Several strands of cranes were sent to Simon's parents for a memorial they held, and I took 10 with me to work, each stuck over an LED x-mas light which now hangs in my cubicle. Unless someone comes up with something else to do with the remaining cranes, they will be ceremoniously burned at a beach fire this summer.



Thank you for reading. I hope you think it's as beautiful as I do.

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7  Re: Monthly Odd Holiday - February in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 24, 2010 10:28:24 PM
ALRIGHT! FINALLY, here are my pictures of my super awesome package from emily_rohr!

The box was all decorated, and each of the gifts were packaged up all neat! Here, you can also see the neato Hoodie-Hoo card for Hoodie Hoo day!


Next, for Hedgehog Day, was this adorable necklace that came with some matching earrings! I think she made the little hedgehog just for me!


For Polar Bear Awareness Day, I got this adorable tote bag that melds adorable cuddly/ferocious polar bears, with my other favorite bear - GLOOMY BEAR!


And, last but most certainly not least, for international pancake day, this apron

It says "I make a mean stack of pancakes", with a mean looking stack of pancakes underneath! I love it so much! My boyfriend does too!

I also got a little cookbook of pancake recipes, for making many mean stacks of pancakes!

THANK YOU SO MUCH Emily! We all loved my package! Here's proof!
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8  Re: Gut Buster Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 21, 2010 01:34:45 PM
OH MY GOSH! I just recieved the MOST WONDERFUL package from EnginerdLisa! It really is spectacular!

I came home for my lunch today to see this funky shaped box at my door.



Inside I found a lovely yoga/healthy card, a Yoga for Weight Loss DVD, and this neato salad container that keeps the dressing in a special container at the top, and then when you want to eat your salad, you spin the thing around and shake it all up! This prevents "soggy salad syndrome!" LOVE IT! OH it has a built in icepack too - how cool it that!



Next, I found this AMAZING lunchbox! First off - IT'S FRICKIN' INSULATED! What?! I know. Awesome. Second, it's nice a roomy for to fit a full lunch + snacks. Third, it had a handle so I don't have to try and smash it in my school bag. Fourth (I could just keep going here), It has both a nifty magnetic closure AND a drawstring one!!!! WHAT?! amazing.

Here it is with the flap closed.



AAAND opened.



And I saved my favorite for last. Lisa made me a yoga mat bag! With an adjustable strap and a drawstring closure! It matches my new lunch box, too! Cheesy



But HO! What is inside this amazing bag? ONLY THE BEST YOGA MAT IN THE WOORRLLDD! it's PURPLE, and BLACK, and SILVER! AND ARGYLE!



I love it so much! The theme of the package was At Home Yoga Kit, because I'm a chicken when it comes to exercise classes. BUT NOW I just want to go and show off all my new stuff! I'm so excited, and I really love everything. Thank you SO much!
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9  Gut Buster Swap GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by Miss Whitney on: January 11, 2010 10:54:43 PM

ALRIGHT! We have a sender, which means, WE HAVE A GALLERY! w00t w00t!

BLUE = SENT
PURPLE = RECEIVED
GREEN = SENT + RECEIVED
STRIKE-THROUGH=SWAP COMPLETE
RED = CONTACT ME ASAP!



1.Miss Whitney - Enginerd Lisa
2.uhleetaw - beccas_song
3.tcmatteson - rednightsky86
4.ariaya > Aikibookworm > hngoodlett> ariaya (Round Robin!)
5.mandys08 - twonderland
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10  Holiday GutBuster/Lose Weight Swap! EXTENDED to 1/15/10! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Miss Whitney on: November 25, 2009 08:29:35 AM


Swap name: Holiday Gut Buster/ Help Me Lose Weight Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Miss Whitney
Sign-up date range: 11/25-12/9
Date to send item by:1/11/2010

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):Will need a co-organizer if over 25.

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
The holiday season is here, and I can already feel the extra pounds creeping on! Let's all get an early start on our New Years Resolutions, and help each other fight off those evil holiday pounds! In this swap, we will craft things to help motivate our partner to lose weight and/or get fit. Some possible crafts are motivational art or jewelry, crafted gym bags or yoga mat slings, inspirational quotes, healthy recipe cookbooks, or a calendar to help track achievements! So many other possibilities! This is going to be so much fun!

SWAP SIZE:
As for the specifics:  this is a  five-point swap .  Swap packages can include any number or size of items as long as they add up to at least 5 points:
3 pts = large
2 pts = medium
1 pt = small

Here are the Craftster guidelines for item sizes:
LARGE:  3 or more hours, $30 or more (a shawl, a shirt, a skirt, a set of jewelry with four to five items, a purse)
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet)

These size guidelines are very subjective, so, as always, work with your partner to decide how much to send.  Be sure to agree on the amount of time, money, and effort you want to spend for this swap.    If you or your partner want to make something that requires more time or effort than we usually think of for a large item this point system gives you a little room.  But PLEASE be sure to consult with your partner!  

OTHER SPECIFICS:

For this swap, you will need to post in the thread once a week. Not only does this help the organizer keep track of what's going on, but it helps build a network to support everyone on their weight loss mission. Failure to post in the thread at least once a week (without prior notification of absence) will be noted in communication feedback.

As per the Craftster Swap Rules, participants who have not sent by 2 weeks after the deadline will be given negative feedback. This will be reversed when you send.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)

What are your fitness goals (i.e. lose weight, run a 10-k, drink more water & less soda)?
Are you interested in crafts pertaining to exercise or healthy eating or both?

If interested in exercise crafts:
What are your favorite fitness activities/sports?
Do you go to a gym or work out on your own?
Where do you workout the most?
What is your favorite exercise?
What is your least favorite (so the partner can try to make it more fun maybe)?

If interested in healthy eating crafts:
What kind of plan are you following (formal or informal).  For example, are you following a particular diet plan, have you sworn off fried foods, or do you just really love fruit?
What are your favorite healthy foods?
Are you on a special diet? (diabetics & etc ) incase they want to find friendly recipes.

If you would like gear (shirts and stuff) what sizes?
What are your favorite crafts to do?
Is there any specific type of craft you would not like to receive?
Favorite Color?
Least Favorite Color?
Do you have a camera or access to a camera? Can you post pictures?
Do you smoke or come from a smoking household?
Do you have any allergies relevant to this swap?
Anything else youd like your swap partner to know about your style, lifestyle, etc.?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

 Cheesy

PARTICIPANTS!
1. tcmatteson
2. mandys08
3. hngoodlett
4. Aikibookworm
5. beccas_song
6. EnginerdLisa
7. twonderland *First Time Swapper!*
8. uhleetaw
9. rednightsky86
10.Miss Whitney

PARTNERS!

1.Miss Whitney - Enginerd Lisa
2.uhleetaw - beccas_song
3.tcmatteson - rednightsky86
4.ariaya > Aikibookworm > hngoodlett > ariaya (Round Robin!)
5.mandys08 - twonderland

GALLERY!
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