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11  Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: August 13, 2012 08:22:46 PM
Eclectic Dreamer, that dyed hand spun wool is really neat!  I have no clue how to hand spin wool, but it looks like a lot of time went into that.  The colors look really good! 

Nostephot also messaged that she received my package, but she hasn't uploaded any pics, so I'll follow Eclectic Dreamer's lead and post photos of what I sent.

This is a pic of the whole shebang.  I had to stand on a chair above the kitchen table and take an overhead pic, so it doesn't show details very well.  There is a lot of paper including scraps, ephemera, note cards, tags, etc.  There are also various stickers, ribbons, and fabric scraps.  The colorful tube-like things in the pic are zippers that I wrapped in press and seal to better condense them for sending.  I think there were around 10 zippers total in various colors and sizes ranging from small to large. 

When I researched nostephot, I found that she liked Harry Potter, so I made her some magnets as the crafted item.  They have a sealant on them that creates a bit of a clear "bubble" (I can't think of a better term right now) over the top of them.

And last of all, I had fun decorating the envelope to build up the excitement upon receipt.

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12  Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: August 06, 2012 11:58:44 AM
I returned from vacation last week to find a Canadian envelope waiting for me!  Jenn90000 sent stickers, book pages, fabric...  I love the blue maple leaf fabric!

She found these neat books with Asian writing at a thrift store, so she included some of the pages!  It's funny because most of the writing is in a different language, but then there are some English captions.  My favorite page is pictured below, I have no idea what it says, but the English captions along with the illustrations depict Hillary Clinton getting on Obama's case while George Bush rides around on a big duck, lol.

I loved all the stuff that she sent, but the crafted items are my favorite!  As Jennifer stated in her post, we both love Doctor Who, plus I love to read...so I was super excited to find some handmade DW bookmarks!! 

I definitely double heart the doctor as well as my stuffed envelope!  Thank you so much Jennifer!   Smiley

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13  Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: August 06, 2012 11:38:30 AM

Summer and I are both big Doctor Who fans, so naturally she crafted something DW.
I want to start making some ATCs and these are my first ones I received.  Can you believe they are her first too?  They are FANTASTIC! (My picture not so much, so if you have a better one Summer, please post it.  They really are great.)

They are the perfect beginning to my ATC collection.

I'm glad you liked the ATCs!  Since I'd never done any before, I was happy when I found out you liked Doctor Who - what better way to try a new craft than with a DW motif?   Wink 

Here is the pic I took before I sent it off:

This is my fave!  It took forever to paint all the pinstripes on, but I was really happy with how they came out  Smiley

Here's my second fave:

I loved creating these for you, thank you Jenn90000 for being such a great partner!   Cheesy
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14  Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: July 22, 2012 10:42:42 PM
I received from Pupper Smiley.

She sent various papercrafting supplies (my favorite is the book plate):

She made me a bracelet based on an item in my wists.  I love the bird and the stars that she put on it!

Thank you Pupper!
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15  Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: July 14, 2012 01:23:28 PM
I received a VERY stuffed envelope from nostephot!

She included a ton of paper supplies (I was really excited to see the 'Once Upon a Time' papers, I've wanted this paper for a long time)!

She made me a zipper bag!  I've been wanting one forever and I love the patterns on this!  The picture shows the front and back -

Look at the interior of the bag - I love it!!

Thank you so much nostephot!!
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16  Literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Necklace! in CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES by Summer6061 on: May 07, 2012 10:02:57 PM
A while ago, I came across a really neat necklace on one of the craft sites I visit (I think it was craftgawker.com), I fell in love with it and saved the picture on my phone with the intent of someday making my own.  A few months later, this Craftster challenge came up presenting the perfect opportunity for me to find the time to make the necklace!  The necklace fit this challenge perfectly because it is a literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" necklace Smiley.

The paper is from an old book, so it already had the aged coloring, plus the paper was WAY thicker than any paper used in current books!  I put a thin layer of some paper sealant on it to strengthen and seal it.  I found the pebble in my backyard and was going to drill a hole in it, but none of the local hardware stores carry diamond tip bits.  The scissors were the hardest part of the project - none of the craft stores in the surrounding area carried scissors charms.  Just when I was about to hang my head in despair, I found a jewelry cart in the mall that had exactly what I was looking for!  I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but hopefully they work okay.

The necklace:

Preparing to put it all together:

Action-ish shot:

Close up action-ish shot showing the details and less shadow from my head:

I hope you all like it, I definitely enjoyed making it and am pleased with the final outcome!

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17  Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: March 15, 2012 06:55:58 PM
What a bittersweet post...I received my last bookmark!  Pincushion_Queen took two of my favorites - "Jane Eyre" and text - and combined them!  I'm not exactly sure how she managed to laminate just the individual letters, but I love it!  Thank you Pincushion_Queen!!

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18  Re: 100 Facts About Me Swap Rd 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: March 09, 2012 08:48:00 PM
I received a wonderful package from Karwash!  I picked it up at the post office then stopped by the gas station.  I was so excited I couldn't wait...so I tore into it at the gas station.  LOL, I was grinning ear to ear  Grin.

She made me this great hat that will keep me warm (I hate being cold!)  She included this fabric that used to be her great grandmother's, I'm going to figure out something special to use it for.  She also included some sea salt and caramel chocolates!

I love, love, LOVE Doctor Who.  She made me these Peanuts inspired Doctor Who shoes, they have the Doctor, Amy, and Rory on them!  Karwash, you did a great job on these, I love them!

Everything was packed in this beautiful box.  This is the exact kind of box I would pin on pinterest.  I don't think I mentioned it on my questionnaire, but I'm in love with boxes.  Plus, I really like trees - my favorite thing is the heart with my husband's and my initials!  To top it all off, she created my favorite effect (the use of text) for the box interior...just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I looked closer and saw that she used one of my favorite books (Pride and Prejudice) for the text!

Thank you SO much Karwash, I really appreciate your attention to detail!

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19  Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: March 05, 2012 08:33:53 PM
I received from kwality570 and gozer  Grin.

I love how Kwality combined my love of text with the butterflies for this bookmark.  Each butterfly is like a little window of text!

I had written that I like steampunk and Gozer did the most ingenious thing, she combined steampunk with pinup!  It's something I never would have thought of and I absolutely love the result!

It has itty bitty gears attached to it as well!

Thank you both so much!
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20  Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Summer6061 on: March 01, 2012 07:19:02 PM
I received from WideEyedLife yesterday!  I am floored by her teeny tiny bookbinding skills.  She made a ribbon bookmark with an actual tiny handmade book that hangs below! 

She also included this extra!

See how small it is!?

The little book even had its own ribbon bookmark!

Thank you so much WideEyedLife!
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