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1  Even More Super Hero and Villian Peg People! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: October 05, 2016 03:10:29 PM
I made my nephew a ton of super hero peg people a few years ago.  He was carrying them around along with some comic books this summer so I asked if he wanted more for his birthday.  He said YES!  So, off to work I went!  Each peg person is painted with acrylic paint and then a spray clear coat to seal.

Ironman, Captain America, and Poison Ivy!

Batman, Cat Woman, and Thanos!

The Joker, Deadpool, and Hob Goblin!

Mystique, The Flash, and Wolverine!

I wasn't sure if he had room in his other box for more, so I decoupaged a new one for him with comic book pages.

Thanks for looking!
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2  Baby Bean's Tutu Party! in Costumes: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: October 05, 2016 01:58:58 PM
My mom and I had just a TON of leftover white tulle from my wedding a good 7 years ago just laying around in the basement calling out for use.  So, we decided to do a princess dress-up party for my daughter's 3rd birthday. 

To start, we dyed a bagillion yards of tulle.  We had red dye that was made for polyester and nylon.  The other was just a regular blue fabric dye, but still worked just fine on our tulle.  We boiled them outside on our gas camp range, rinsed a few times with cold.  Afterwards I ran them through the wash to make sure all the extra dye was off the tutus so they wouldn't mess up any of the girls' clothes.  Then we hung them outside to dry.  We boiled different lengths at different times to get lighter and darker shades, and mixed the red and blue dyes together to make purple. 

To make the tutus, I used wide loose woven headband material, sewn into toddler waist size circles.  I used my rotary cutter to cut the tulle into 5" wide strips.  I pulled and knotted the tulle through the headband material in two layers and then added a bow at the end on the back of each tutu.  I made 12 tutus in total!  Whew!!

The extra tulle (which there was a lot of), I used to decorate for her party.  We were going to have the party outside, but it rained so we had to move it indside.  I still got to do what I wanted with the extra tulle, though.  We used our collapsible canopy (minues the fabric canopy part) and put it up in her playroom and draped tulle over it.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Plants Vs Zobmies Painted Toddler Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: October 05, 2016 01:07:28 PM
I haven't painted a lot of shoes this year.  I blame in on the baby I had in June.  Wink  But I managed to do a pair for a mom friend for her son's 3rd birthday.  He loves Plants vs Zombies!  These little guys are canvas shoes with fabric paint, painted on with brushes.

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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4  Baby Bean's Toddler Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: July 15, 2016 01:43:06 PM
It took me forever, but I finally finished my daughter's quilt for her toddler bed.  Its a simple design, but I'm a simple sewer.  My daughter's room has base colors of black, white, and gray with bright colored accents.

Thanks for looking!
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5  You Are So Loved! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by jillybeans on: July 15, 2016 01:34:12 PM
My kids' new playroom needed some art.  I wanted something Harry Potter-ish without it being super Harry Potter since that wasn't the theme of the room.  I absolutely love this quote from Harry Potter.  In the movie, Harry's mom whispers it to Harry right before she dies.  I use to snuggle my youngest when she was a baby and say it to her, too.  So, it is now immortalized in their playroom.

I started with a large thick sheet of watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby.  I applied watercolors in a gradient fashion.  On top, once all was dry, I wrote the quote on to the paper with pencil and then black acrylic paint over that.  Popped it into a frame and VIOLA!  ART!

Thanks for looking!
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6  Doc McStuffins Painted Toddler Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: July 15, 2016 12:43:59 PM
A mommy friend and I were doing a meet-up and decided to swap homemade gifts for our toddlers who are only 3 days apart in age.  I decided to do what I'm good at, and painted her some shoes.  Violet loves Doc McStuffins, and more specifically Lambie.  She has a Lambie stuffed animal that she carries around with her everywhere.

This time I did something a little different and did glitter on the shoes.  For the glitter I did a base coat of the magenta pink color fabric paint so the mod podge and glitter would stick better to the canvas shoe.  Then, it was a few layers of glitter and mod podge ending with glitter ontop so they would be super glittery.  The rest of the shoes were painted with Tulip soft fabric paint.  I was pretty excited that I found the exact color of glitter I wanted at Hobby Lobby.  Woot!

I want to glitter up more shoes, it was so fun!  Thanks for looking!
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7  Painted Sugar Skull Shoes! in Shoes: Completed Projects by jillybeans on: March 21, 2016 01:18:16 PM
My sister requested some painted sugar skull shoes for her birthday.  I found a cute pair of Vans, though they had a colored stripe pattern all over them.  I wasn't sure if I was going to manage painting over the stripes, but it worked in the end!  I used the soft Tulip fabric paint and brushes to do these shoes.  I painted over just the fronts and left the stripes on the sides.

Thanks for looking!
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8  Ongoing ATC SWap -- March 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: March 07, 2016 08:24:35 AM

Post pictures of the marvelous ATCs you received this month HERE!

Discussion Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442337.0
Claiming Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443985.0
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9  ONGOING ATC SWAP -- MARCH 2016 (Closed) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by jillybeans on: February 28, 2016 01:32:42 PM

Check out the beautiful ATCs from our February swap by blupaisan, chasing_cars, curiousfae, and MunLtStmpr.

An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

Up and running again, here is the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible Ongoing ATC Swap! YAY YAY!  (You know you want to join!)

So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.

Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  Remember, its a craftster requirement to post at least once in your swap's discussion area!  So please keep us up to date on your status there, and get notifications in case I have announcements.
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.

-Please post pictures of your cards here!

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2016
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until March 31st, 2016
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim (look at the date on the calendar, it is the date that is directly 2 rows down)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

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 16 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 18 years old: YES

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to jillybeans, and include the swords "March ATC Swap--Request to Join" in the email title.

*Name of Swap:  Ongoing ATC Swap - March 2016
*Craftster username:
*Email address:
*Your real name:
*Mailing address including the country (written as it would appear on the envelope):
*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):
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?:
*What is the exact size of an ATC?:
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending):
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?:
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?:
*When sending sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.):

*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims. **Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps, and that you have good communication.** This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  


Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few, as little as 1) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting pictures of received ATCs is required for this swap.


1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   Giving Thanks
2)   Leaves w/ Faces
3)   Naughty Spoons
4)   Inspiring Quotes
5)   Your Favorite Medium

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address.
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  

1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  
2.  Please include one of these at the title of the message: March ATC Swap--Sent or March ATC Swap--Received (Be sure to include the month, since I generally run multiple months at a time)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to (4)whom, in each message to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!) Easy as pie!

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!  

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> YowzaSwapper (fantasmic theme)

MeCraftsterMemberBloop --> WowwieSwapsper (stupendous theme)
MeCraftsterMemberBloop -->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 (yet another fascinating theme)


This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the swap gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the swap gallery!

If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, jillybeans.  This thread is specifically for claims only.
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10  Ongoing ATC Swap -- February 2016 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by jillybeans on: February 08, 2016 04:13:20 PM

Post pictures of the awesome ATCs you received in February's swap here!
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