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21  Re: WWP Round 36 - Midsummer Envelope Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: June 28, 2012 03:19:38 PM
I received a wonderful envie from whileitsraining while I had been on vacation.

I very pretty drawing (that had my 7 year old giggling away), a bag of lavender (which made the whole envie smell wonderful), and a recipe for honey-lavender biscotti (which I can not wait to try out!).

Thank you so much whileitsraining Smiley I have started working on my BOS again...the recipe and picture are going to get put right in. Also good luck to you with that little chicken nugget!
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22  Re: WWP Round 36 - Midsummer Envelope Swap - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: June 26, 2012 07:54:11 PM
I received a beautiful little envie from spookygrrrly!

She sent a lovely watercolor(?) piece of art depicting a typical summery day in the Pacific North West, some pretty summery pieces of material, a really cool coaster from a local brewery, and an awesome bracelet with Litha colors and it glows in the dark!!! She said it reminds her of fireflies! I tried it out and it totally does glow!!  Thanks so much spookygrrrly!! It totally made my day!!!

I had so much fun putting your envelope together. Smiley That is the first friendship bracelet I've made in over 20 years..now the kids want me to teach them how to make them.
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23  Re: Halloween Stuff a Small Priority Mail Box Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: October 18, 2011 06:51:18 PM
Here is the wonderful package that I received from Frosty772 over the weekend:

Here is the whole kit and kaboodle:

The non-crafted items: Spooky caution tape, halloween pencils, a light up necklace (oh and the card that she sent too)

She also sent lots of crafted items:

A jack-o-lantern wall hanging

Bookmark, needle book, and the most amazing cat pin.

Two mug rugs Cheesy and a bunch of fabric squares (I'm collecting squares for a quilt I'm working on):

And it wouldn't be Halloween without candy....

...my favorite...caramel apple suckers

Thanks so much for everything Frosty! I feel very spoiled and love everything. Smiley

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24  Halloween Stuff a Small Priority Mail Box Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: October 02, 2011 07:15:39 PM

Welcome to the Gallery for the Halloween Stuff a Small Priority Mail Box swap!
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25  Re: Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box for Halloween!(Sign up CLOSED ; Send out 10/21) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by spookygrrrly on: September 22, 2011 06:12:15 PM
I'm glad that everyone seems to be happily stalking away. Smiley

Not only am I excited for this swap, but tomorrow is the first day of fall. Which at my house means....the Halloween decorating begins! We have to watch our holiday budget this year (who doesn't really) so I am trying to come up with ideas that use what we have. I did buy some very necessary items today though (because they were on sale at my grocery store) candies to make these:

also my boyfriends son gave me this guy for my birthday last week:

Though I kinda want to keep him out all year. Smiley
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26  Circus Themed Handmade Art Journal (My first one!) - Very Picture Heavy in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by spookygrrrly on: September 22, 2011 12:34:16 PM

This summer I participated in the Head Start Art Journal Swap Rnd 2, where we made an art journal that we "started" for our partner to help take care of the dreaded blank white page syndrome. My partners themes were circus/carnival, nature, and colors/mandalas inspired by India. I tried to incorporate as much of all three as possible, but I'll admit...I've been on a circus kick lately...and it was summer....so the circus part definitely dominated. Smiley

It was my first time ever binding a book, so I chose a coptic binding both for the ease in making and because the ties made me think of the ropes that hold up the circus tent:

The inside front cover I made by cutting a paper grocery bag to 8 1/2"x11" and running through my printer the smudging made it look more like old copy:

And I used the paper to make a pocket on the back cover to hold found things:

All of the paper was first coffee and/or tea stained. Then on half of those papers I used the Tim Holtz distress inks in Antique Linen, Old Photo, and Walnut in various ways and techniques. Finally I randomly embellished either through adding collage elements, drawings, or painting. Here are some of my favorite pages:

I had a ton of fun making this journal. Now I want to make one for me! Smiley

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27  Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box for Halloween!(Sign up CLOSED ; Send out 10/21) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by spookygrrrly on: September 19, 2011 10:04:36 AM


Swap name: Stuff a Small Flat Rate Box for Halloween
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Spookygrrrly
Sign-up date range: 9/19 - 9/30
Date to send item by: 10/21

Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? USA
Age requirement? 16+ (If under 18 you must have parent permission.)
First time swappers welcome! Sorry, but those with negative feedback will not be admitted.

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 within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: N/A

Do any of these things apply to you?:

- You love Halloween.
- You're swapping budget is a bit tight and you don't want to spend too much in shipping.
- You're looking for an easy first swap to get your feet wet.
- Heck your just looking for a swap that lets in first time swappers!
- You love Halloween.
- You love surprises.
- You love the challenge of seeing how much stuff you can get away with sticking into those priority mail boxes.
- You are in college/a parent/working a lot/just fracking busy!
- Did I mention loving Halloween?

Then this swap would be for you!

The challenge of this swap is to fill one of the small priority mail flat rate boxes from the US post office to the brim with Halloween goodies. How much can you send for $4.95? Whatever fits in the box! At least one item needs to be crafted, and at least 50% of the box needs to be Halloween related. I want this to be an easy, relaxed, and fun swap.

Unfortunately I have to restrict this swap to swappers than live in the US since you have to be able to fill a usps priority flat rate box.

This will be considered a 2 point swap.

Reminder of point sizes:
 Large-3 points: 3 hours or more; $30 or more in supply value, shawl, shirt, project tote, apron, set of pillowcases, set of tea towels, large stuffie

 Medium-2 points: 2 hours but no more than 3 hours to complete, $15-$30 in supply value, necklace, belt, bracelet, scarf, deluxe pincushion

 Small-1 point: at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours to complete, $5-$15 in supply value, pouch, stickers, earrings, bookmark

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

Name of swap: Halloween Stuff a Small Priority Flat Rate Box
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Confirm that are at least 18 years old (YES/NO)
You do know that Delivery Confirmation is required (YES/NO)
Do you or your housemates have any allergies that need to be considered(food/pets/smoking/ect)?
Is there any smoking or pets in your home?
What are your favorite Halloween themes?
What are your favorite Halloween colors?
Least favorite colors/themes?
Favorite scary movie or story?
Favorite Halloween candy/food?
Least favorite Halloween candy/food?
What crafts would you like to receive?
What crafts can you do?
Craft supplies you could use?
Anything you don't really need/want?
Do you have a wist or pinterest (if yes than add link here)?
Anything else you would like add?
What size/type box are we using for this swap?
When is the send out date for the swap?

When contacting the organizer please use one of these forms:
Halloween Stuff a Small Box -- questionnaire
Halloween Stuff a Small Box -- question
Halloween Stuff a Small Box -- sent
Halloween Stuff a Small Box -- received

If you want to participate, please remember to send your questionnaire to the organizer (spookygrrrly) via private message and do not reply with it here.

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

Swap Partners:

late with communication
late with no communication - contact organizer immediately
Strikethrough feedback given
glowing red negative feedback - contact organizer immediately

spookygrrrly <---> frosty772
cloverlilly <---> jennden
leslieyam <--->MissingWillow
ecopp <---> kodanroxydogs
amber.hope <---> Mellifluous
cabaute <---> mintdawn
LauraLynn125 <---> CDEeeek
Ashley062 <---> thesillyseemstress
jeannettew32<---> Radmom
execptionallyordinary <---> nannychelle
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28  Re: Head Start Art Journal Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: September 16, 2011 10:38:15 AM
So sorry it's taken me so long to post pictures of the wonderful journal DearBluebird sent me! It's been my birthday and my best friend flew in for a visit...so I've been a bit distracted.

Here are the pictures though:

I knew I was going to be amazed as soon as I saw the cover:

She did the embroidery herself (and I've been lusting over a bunch of her hoops in the hoopla galleries...so I feel extra lucky Smiley )

A few of my favorite pages:

And she made me a bookmark too:

My favorite page of all (this one is just screaming for even more embellishment):

Thank you so much for my journal! I love it!

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29  Re: Wee House Craftalong in Craftalongs by spookygrrrly on: September 09, 2011 12:22:16 AM
Ashgrim that house is looking great!

Anefariousimp I like the colors you've chosen for your house. What sort of theme are you going for?

Well, due to my sewing machine breaking :/ I was unable to finish sewing my curtains. I really can't complain too much. The machine was a Singer that my mom purchased in 1980. Since then her, my sister, and myself have used that machine heavily over the years. I knew I was going to be replacing it soon....just didn't think "right now!". Though like my Mom said...we sure got our moneys worth out of that machine. Smiley

So since I couldn't sew...I did the dry run on my house:

I'm going to move the staircase over to the left wall of the house. Also I'm trying to figure out what to do with the door....cut an actual door hole or just leave it as a "pretend" door. I also labeled everthing so that when I take it appart I can do the painting before I glue everything together.

Speaking of glue...what have the rest of you been using to glue your houses together?
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30  Re: Ongoing tarot card swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: August 05, 2011 11:43:52 PM
I received a card from themuppet yesterday that is way awesome:

And another card today from Fullmoon that is so super cute!:

Thank you so much!! I love them both. Smiley
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