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21  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 36 (signup by 8/30, send by 9/21) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kbrison on: August 30, 2015 04:56:54 PM
Finally found time to make some gift tag samples. I'll offer 3 sets of holiday tags and 3 sets of birthday or special occasion tags. Each set will have 12 tags.These are just examples of some of the things I can do: stamping, dry embossing,  heat embossing, die cuts, layering, copic markers. Special occasion tags could be other holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine's Day), wedding or anniversary, birth of a child, etc. You can also chose color of tags. Tags are 2 1/2" x 5 1/4".
Christmas examples

Birthday examples
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22  Re: Givers and Needers Swap Round 13 (su Aug5-12) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kbrison on: August 17, 2015 02:00:37 PM
Grannie Lois, I took photos before I shipped everything to you, so I'll post those for you.
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23  Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by kbrison on: August 03, 2015 11:20:07 PM
Last Wednesday I taught an origami bookmaking class at 4-H camp. I didn't feel like I had done much destashing until I started counting the number of 12" x 12" sheets I had donated and the amount of ribbon. They weren't bulky, but I now have 56 fewer pages of scrapbook paper and 10 yards less ribbon. Not bad for one afternoon.

The extra kits I completed.

One of the opened books.
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24  Re: Pendant Swap Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: August 01, 2015 06:29:56 PM
This is the pendant I made for redpopscicles. It's based upon an image from her pinterest. The little witches have the sweetest Celtic border on the edge of their dresses. I hope she liked it.
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25  Re: Stash swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: July 22, 2015 11:42:03 AM
Warning: Photo bomb coming! I didn't know a medium flat rate box could hold so much, but puamelia really stuffed in the goodies.
Fabric

Sea turtles carved from coconut shells

Two four-square quilt blocks

Yarn

Paper and vellum for scrapbooking and origami plus two stamps from Israel!

Two blank board books that I already have plans for

Zippers, ribbon, and other trims

Even more ribbons and laces

Buttons, charms, eyes for poppets, sea shells, paper ephemera, and three teeny, tiny origami cranes

Ribbons from Victoria's Secret & Neiman Marcus, snowflake, tiny pacifiers on a ribbon, floral pieces, and pink "angels' wings for paper-making

Thanks so very much, puamelia! It's an awesome stash!
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26  Re: Pendant Swap Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: July 21, 2015 08:04:24 PM
Not one but two pendants from wiccadwitch. The first is a purple epoxy clay with layered daisies. Not sure how she managed to make the petal tips so sharp and detailed, but I think they're wonderful! I also show a shank button being held in my fingers. That acts as a slide to adjust the length of the necklace. So clever!

The second pendant from wiccadwitch is formed from what appear to be glass shards on a silver medallion base. Beautiful color and very reflective. Are they embedded in epoxy clay as well?

My pendant from whatthepuck is a washer that she treated with alcohol inks. Love her color choices! I've been wanting to try this but now I won't have to. Thanks, whatthepuck!

All my partners have been great and I know I'll enjoy wearing each of the pendants!
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27  Re: Pendant Swap Round 5 in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: July 15, 2015 03:05:00 AM
Received this gorgeous Tree of Life pendant today from Redpopsicles. Blue and silver is absolutely my favorite color combination so I know I'll be wearing this often. Thanks so much!
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28  Re: Setting the Miniature Scene - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: July 15, 2015 02:58:43 AM
Before I show all of you the sweet treats Moonflame created I want you to check out the box she made to hold most of the items. I doubt that many people would notice, but I instantly spotted my favorite quote from Helen Keller: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Despite being blind and deaf, she accomplished so much for herself and for other people with handicaps. When I was only 8, my parents and I were told that I would be blind by the time I was 10. That was more than 50 years ago, yet I still see. I've lost some of my hearing, yet I still hear. My life has been blessed by Helen's courage and each day is a daring new adventure for me. So thank you, Moonflame. The box is my favorite gift and touches me in ways that nothing else could.

To show that full size boxes aren't her only skill, Moonflame made these tiny gift-wrapped presents. The largest is only 1 1/4" high.

This bright wreath of Christmas balls is roughly the size of a walnut, perfect for a door.

Santa's workshop now has a spool of ribbon and one of yarn for wrapping gifts. The spools are only 1/4" across. Amazing!

Then Moonflame added to Mrs. Claus's domain by providing a set of plates and two rugs to keep the floors cozy.

And she obviously peeked into Mrs. Claus's cookbook because she sent almost three dozen cookies, a star cookie cutter, some dough ready to be placed on cookie sheets, and a marble rolling pin. The rolling pin had a slight mishap during shipping but it can be easily repaired.

Then I've included a closer shot to let you see just how very tiny the peppermint candies are. They're roughly the size of seed beads - teeny, weeny, tiny!

Thanks again, Moonflame and Suereal! You've been fantastic partners!
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29  Re: Setting the Miniature Scene - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: July 11, 2015 05:39:45 PM
I received from Suereal earlier this week. She sent a fantastic box of goodies for the Santa's Workshop I'm planning to make. First the supplies: 2 wooden flower pots, 2 tiny wooden spools, an angel bookmark, 2 angel pins, a red bell earring, and a super-tiny Madonna pendant. Mrs.Claus likes jewelry, so the pendant will become a necklace for her. I think the flower pots may have some holly planted in them and then be placed on either side of the front entry. Of course the spools belong in Mrs. Claus's sewing room. The red bell may be added to a wreath or evergreen spray for the front door or over the fireplace mantel. Not sure yet what I'll do with the angels but they have a lot of potential. The small yellow container (about 2" in size) held the tiny pieces so they wouldn't be lost or damaged.

Next, the cute lollipops, mixing bowl, and whisk she made.The elves are going to love that candy and Mrs. Claus already has plans for whipping up some desserts for the holidays.

The photo of Santa will grace a wall in the house. Sue used lace to give the impression of carving on the frame, then painted it to resemble gilded wood. Very creative thinking! Next to it are two spools of wire for the workshop and a star-topped bobby pin that would make a very nice tree topper.

Of course, there's a lot of painting of toys going on, so check out the six jars of paint and their amazing tote.

Finally, my favorite items! A tray for cookies, cakes, pies, candies, whatever Mrs. Claus is in the mood to make and a cookie jar full of cookies. Looks like peanut blossom cookies to me!

Thanks so much, suereal! I love it all!
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30  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: June 30, 2015 02:30:15 PM
This spot looks cozy. Think I'll claim it as mine.

Group 1
Donniesgirl - Pixelated Blocks: pink

Pixelated Blocks: blue

Pixelated blocks: purple

Alwaysinmyroom - Friendship Hexagon

Sloth003 - Icky Thump

Homerof2 - Maple Leaf


Group 2
Donniesgirl - Polaroid Blocks

Alwaysinmyroom - Whirligig

Sloth003 - Garden Fence

Brandyk - Chinese Lantern


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