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1  Re: Mmm! Toast! swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sunshinesmiles on: August 20, 2010 11:51:15 PM
Yaaaay I received my toasty goodness from Bowlordie!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it was perfect timing too since I was having a pretty rough day and this perked me right up! Smiley


Here's everything together:

An old-school Mrs. Butterworth glass syrup bottle, with her candle to stick in her head! A little stitched toast ornament type thing complete with a heart. A cute little toast which is awesome! I have some serious respect for people who can crochet because I can't really at all. And a little drawstring bag, which is in my favorite color! It came with the little erasers in it, which I find super cute! Especially the milk jug... I don't know why, it's just so different!


And here's a close-up of my little toast because I love him so much!!!


Thank you again, Bowlordie, for everything!!
And special thanks to EkkaGrrl for organizing such a delicious, toasty swap!!! Smiley
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2  Re: Cupcake Swap Round 2 *ding ding* in The Swap Gallery by sunshinesmiles on: July 06, 2010 06:05:21 PM
Well I slacked at taking pictures!
Moving + working = nooo time!
Anyways, here are my AWESOME goodies from the TWO (yes, be jealous!) packages I received!

A dessert recipe book (with super yummy desserts and really neat tips and tricks!), cupcake wrappers in my (exact) favorite colors, and an image from CakeSpy! And the butterflies are rings to put on cupcakes! How cute! Smiley


And here are all of my yummy handmade goodies!
A cupcake plushie, a felt cupcake pin, three cupcake magnets, and a hand embroidered/colored framed cupcake!!


Thank you sooo much again, Missmuffcake!!! And to edenkitty for a wonderful, first-time swap!! Smiley Smiley
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3  Re: 50 Projects 2010 in Craftalongs by sunshinesmiles on: April 30, 2010 01:08:59 PM
Wow, Im shocked. Normally by this point in the year Ive crafted for almost all of my family for their birthdays, but most of their gifts were store bought shame.  But I guess I couldnt make fish or a fish tank and my dad has a particular coffee place he frequents and the fiancs usual gift is a trip to Disneyland

Anyways, Im in charge of birthday presents for all of my sisters this year. However, this spring semester the crafty bug didnt bite me, so the only crafty thing I made for them were shot glasses (or toothpick holders if youre in Disneyland) if they turned 21. The rest of the presents were themed gifts of sorts: hot chocolate cups with mix; bags of candy; spring break themed pails with sunglasses, sunscreen, and candy; and gardening tins with those little pots ready for planting, gloves, and a shovel. May and June are going to be finals themed, so if anyone knows of something easy to craft for about 20 girls on that theme, let me know!!

1.   Ribbon pillow
2.   Paint a pina colada glass
3.   Sorority letter bag
4.   Photo luminary thing for one friend
5.   Photo luminary thing for roommate
6.   21st Birthday glass
7.   Jewelry display out of a picture frame
8.   Mothers Day present wine themed coasters
9.   Fathers Day present undecided, last year I made him this: and
10.   2 Squirrel stuffies (either out of socks or out of gloves, cant decide)
11.   Crayon T-Shirt for a class project
12.   Poster Board for a class project (hey, if I busted out the cricut, it totally counts!)
13.   About 6 tissue paper orbs for the same class project

14.   22nd birthday present with a wig out theme, but I dont know what to do
15.   Decorate the living room and roommates room in red, white, and blue and red and gold for when her boyfriend returns from deployment (hes already in, but theyre coming home tonight!)
16.   Make a cake and decorate it with army men for roommates boyfriend
17.   Brothers birthday present
18.   8 Plates that look like this:
but with a bow and pearl necklace and the names of my sisters in the Pearl family
19.   Rag doll for my sorority little sister (part of a tradition we have, we give the little rag dolls for their firstborn and they make us garters for our wedding!)
20.   Set of camera plates for boyfriends sister inspiration from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247653.0
21.   Embroidered pillowcase
22.   Penguin PJ bottoms for mom
23.   Dog treats!
24.   My first rag quilt for my coworkers
25.   Paint-a-dream type platter for the family I used to babysit for (but moved away  Cry)
26.   Name book for the now 10 month old I babysat for his first birthday
27.   A place book for his new baby sister that on her way (San Diego, of course!)
28.   Something dinosaur for my little sorority sisters best friend
29.   7 stuffed turtles for the Pearls who are not graduating
30.   Something for a close sister who took over my chair position this year Ive been a mentor to her and I want to make her something community service related. Her big event this semester was a prom dress drive, so maybe something after that

A lot of it I have to do tonight/by Wednesday... at least the first 6 on the list, the decorating and the cake making for tonight, and the ragdoll and something dinosaur and community service by Wednesday too. I'm sure Ill finish once it becomes Christmastime again. And once my wedding is less than a year away! Then I can start doing all the paper crafting at least!!
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4  Re: 50 projects a year 2009! in Craftalongs by sunshinesmiles on: November 11, 2009 10:11:23 PM
Wow it's been awhile since I've updated my list! I took somethings out and added new ones in and technically I'm already done with the 50 because I make multiples of the same thing... But here's the list!

(Pictures of the first 20 or so items can be found on page 73, I think!)

1.   2 valentines day candles for roommates
2.   Fathers Day plate
3.   21st Birthday wine glass for roomie
4.   Roomies Flower pot
5.   Mothers Day flower pot
6.   Moms birthday candle
7.   MS Walk iron-on shirts (2 for my mom and me, two for the dogs!)
8.   Roomies 21st birthday care basket
9.   Dodgers flower pot
10.   28 Foam valentines for live-ins
11.   Diaper clutch
12.   Crinkly Owl
13.   Tag alligator
14.   House moms flower pot
15.   Coworkers mothers day flower pot
16.   Stuffed pig for cousin
17.   Thermal blanket
18.   Beached themed wedding candle
19.   Boyfriends moms flower pot
20.   Boyfriends birthday present
21.   Walk on the Wild Side puffy paint shirt (ended up doing 3)
22.   Breast Cancer Walk puffy paint shirt
23.   Memory Walk puffy paint shirt (ended up doing 3)
24.   6 Candle center pieces for the senior prom I threw for senior citizens
25.   6 Giant mug center pieces for the same senior prom

26.   Set of 2 vanilla scented Sachets

27.   Set of 2 fresh scented Sachets
28.   Hand towel and washcloth set

And here's a picture of the whole first day basket that I made:

29.   Big DZ turtle plate

30.   Little Big/Little plate

31.   Little delta zeta turtle plate

32.   Personalized set of bulletin boards

33.   DZ themed set of bulletin boards

34.   Cookie jar with cookies! (I cheated a little bit since she knows I'm a crafty person, but I want to trick her into thinking that I'm not her big sister)

And here's the completed tray for gifting on day two! We had to bring them lunch, but mostly everything was personalized!

35.   About 90 turtle magnets

36.   Frosted glasses

37.   Ribbon pillow
38.   Pearl pillow (my sorority familys name)
39.   Paint a pina colada glass
40.   Grandmothers flower pot
41.   Boyfriends Valentines Day present oops!
42.   Inside joke flower pot
43.   Giraffe Flower pot for other grandmother
44.   Giraffe flower pot for friend
45.   2 Squirrel stuffies (either out of socks or out of gloves, cant decide)
46.   Blue themed flower pot
47.   Pink themed flower pot
48.   AXO flower pot
49.   Bedside organizer, hopefully big enough to fit my laptop in
Christmas Gifts
50.   2 sets of Wine grapes trivets/coasters for my mom (one for her and one for her to give to one of her best friends) inspiration from someone on craftster
51.   Set of camera plates for boyfriends sister inspiration from http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247653.0
52.   Two embroidered placemats for boyfriends sister (Im so excited to teach myself how to do this!)
53.   100+ ornaments for sorority sisters (simple felt shape and hole punched! Hoping its easy enough)
54.   20 or so cakes in a mug for advisors and closer sisters (I did bath salts last year)
55.   Quilt for roomie
56.   No sew blanket for boyfriend
57.   No sew blanket for brother
58.   Apron for boyfriend as kind of a gag gift since he does most of the cooking when we actually do cook
59.   6 assorted ornaments for extended family
60.   6 lightweight scarves for girl friends
61.   Penguin PJ bottoms for mom
62.   Dog treats!
63.   8 presents for my sorority family any ideas for something quick and easy would be appreciated! I attempted Christmas ornaments where you swirl the paint on the inside, but I didnt like those so I bought cute frames that were on sale and put our family picture in them.  Anything pearl themed would be AMAZING!
64.   Something for my dad??
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5  Re: 50 projects a year 2009! in Craftalongs by sunshinesmiles on: August 17, 2009 10:47:49 PM
Wow it's taken me forever to get back to this! I've updated my completed section and added some pictures too!
You can click to see a larger image...

Things Completed:
1. 2 valentines day candles for roommates
2. Fathers Day plate

3. 21st Birthday wine glass for roomie

4. Roomies Flower pot

5. Mothers Day flower pot

6. Moms birthday candle
7. Roomies 21st birthday care basket
8. Dodgers flower pot

9. 28 Foam valentines for live-ins
10. Diaper clutch
11. Crinkly Owl
12. Tag alligator
13. House moms flower pot
14. Coworkers mothers day flower pot

15. Stuffed pig for cousin
16. Thermal blanket
17. Beached themed wedding candle

18. Two washcloth duckies
19. Two baby themed picture frames

20. Boyfriend's Moms' Flower pot
21. Boyfriend's birthday picture frame
22. Baby boy candle
23. Fourth of July Themed Candle

24. Father's Day Cake (the day I learned that cookie icing is just for cookies)

25. House warming present, complete with a glass for each housemate (frosted with their name) and a cookie jar that says "snack time" and "who stole the cookies?" This was my first time frosting things and picture to follow!
26. Some room decor that I did earlier this year
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