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41  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


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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:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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:

sent
recieved
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
Makaylalee<--->FoxyMama
ecopp <---> kodanroxydogs
erica_tattoos<--->Jonnamarco
amber.hope <---> Mellifluous
cabaute <---> mintdawn
LauraLynn125 <---> CDEeeek
Ashley062 <---> thesillyseemstress
jeannettew32<---> Radmom
execptionallyordinary <---> nannychelle
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42  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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43  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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44  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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45  Re: WWP Round 29 - Lughnasadh 2011 GALLERY :D in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: July 28, 2011 03:31:37 PM
I just received my package today from my wonderful swap partner spazgirl1981. She did a beyond stellar job! Well ...you'll see....

I knew this was going to be a great swap package from the moment I saw the box it came in:



I've never known a bad thing that comes from inside a Doc Martin's box....
When I opened the box I first came across this:


A spell box! The bottom is decoupaged in all sorts of Halloween papers. I love the spooky vintage vibe...totally my style of spooky. (Also I almost bought those very same feet for a box I was making for another swap)

Inside the spell box were all sorts of goodies...

A small birdhouse wind chime that I'm going to hang off the tree in my outdoor ritual space I'm making:




Two gold spell candles:



Two mini canvas paintings on mini easels! So cute! I love the designs (actually the one of the left is my favorite Lughnasadh image) and they will fit very nicely on my altar. Now I want ones for all the holidays! Wink :



Now here is where you are going to all get jealous at how spoiled I am....check out this necklace:



Amazing huh? It is made from peridot, amethyst, citrine...(I can't remember the others at the moment but can look it up if anyone wants to know)...and the pendant:

Is a little spell box too! Inside is a piece of turquoise for protection.

 I am so floored by how awesome this necklace is....here is an action shot:


It fits perfectly! I love it...and haven't taken it off yet Cheesy

Now this next item puzzled me a little at first:


I mean...I like chalk, and can use chalk. Then I read the card she sent (I'd been waiting until I opened everything so I didn't spoil any surprises):



...and found out that the top of the spell box is actually painted in chalkboard paint!



I love it all...thanks again for being such an awesome swap partner!




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46  Re: Brothers Grimm Swap GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: July 28, 2011 10:38:27 AM
When I got home yesterday evening I found that I had received my package all the way from Australia! Squee! (Australia Post does not fool around...she shipped on Friday!) Anyway...onto the story....




There was a very special little girl who received a wonderful red cape as a present from her grandmother:



Her grandmother must love her very much....look how fancy the cape is!:



"Snow-white and Rose-red, do not be afraid;wait, I will come with you." They knew his voice and waited, and when he came up to them suddenly his bearskin fell off, and there he stood a handsome man, clothed all in gold" I am a King's Son, and I was bewitched by that wicked dwarf."

Handsome Prince:



Bearskin:



(That little hanger the bearskin is on just kills me! Also...the prince can actually wear the bearskin too.)

And they all came in this nice little box:



Last but not least...



TimTams! I've been wanting to try this for ages, but you can not get them stateside at all. I'll be savoring these slowly (and hiding them from the kids).

Thank you so, so much for my package Deliqueena! I love my little dollies so much. They will be getting a prominent place in my home so that I can show them off to everyone. Smiley





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47  Re: Ongoing tarot card swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: July 27, 2011 10:23:23 PM
Last night I came home to find a wonderful card from blupaisian:



The theme was owls which is oh so appropriate for The Moon card. Thank you so much blupaisian! I am very honored to get one of your cards.
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48  Tiny Haunted House and Owl Hoopla in Needlework: Completed Projects by spookygrrrly on: July 25, 2011 09:23:55 PM
I joined the Ongoing Hoopla Rnd 2 swap...and now that my partners have received their hoops I can finally post them. Smiley

The first one I made was for the theme Tiny Houses. I decided to make a tiny Haunted house (surprise, surprise):




You can barely see him, but there is a wee ghost at the bottom that is stitched in glow-in-the-dark thread for a spooky surprise when the lights go out. I was surprised how much detail I could fit into a 4" frame.

The second hoop was for the theme Harry Potter. I decided to send my swap partner an owl ...hopefully that letter is her acceptance to Hogwarts! :



The gold moon and stars in the background are also blended with glow-in-the-dark thread. I'll admit I'm sorta looking for reasons to use the stuff. Then again I've always been a sucker for glow-in-the-dark stuff.

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49  Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: July 23, 2011 03:54:19 PM
I'm so glad you like it Sandroo! Smiley I had so much fun stitching that little guy up. I would definitely say it's your acceptance letter....I mean it has a sparkly purple seal and everything. Wink


I also received a hoop yesterday from the talented FiberAlchemist:



It says "Remove the head or destroy the brain"

I love, love, love this hoop! The puffy brain is so adorable...and really sound zombie survival advice too. Thank you so much FiberAlchemist Cheesy
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50  Re: Ongoing Hoopla Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by spookygrrrly on: July 19, 2011 03:49:33 PM
I received a wonderful hoop from RetroGypsy! Not only is it beautiful, and amazingly executed, but it has the honor of being my very first hoop for my collection. Smiley

The theme was tarot, so she made me a hoop of The Emperess that she even included a paper listing information about the card and the artwork she used as inspiration for my hoop:



Now the detail shots:







Thank you so much again RetroGypsy! I love her and she will be proudly displayed in my home. Smiley



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