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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads Swap Gallery on: November 22, 2016 08:29:18 PM
I received from you too, Homerof2!

Here is what I got from Homerof2:




 
I love that everything has a little sparkle/bling to it -it all suits my tastes so perfectly. I especially loved the pink & gold tag and the little burlap Christmas tree, I thought it was the cutest thing ever!


And from Purplexime, I got:



The lighting here doesn't do it justice, the flower pin is so pretty. And the copper flower on the clay pendant shines beautifully. She also sent a hand-painted envelope and paper tag that I could use for future happy mail Smiley My favorite is probably the tassel necklace, though I love it all!

As for Purplexime's butterflies, I don't have a tutorial. I was inspired by this post on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/233131718190839276/

There wasn't a tutorial, but I just searched for images of butterflies online for the "top" of the butterfly. I cut out the picture, traced in onto book pages, cut out two from book pages, and then I cut the bottom of the pile out from black cardstock so it would be sturdy. So for each butterfly, there were four layers, shown in-progress here:



Then I glued the layers together. The most useful advice I can offer is not to fold them in half, but to fold the wings up on either side of the body like this (before you glue them):



This gave me a place to glue (I just used a glue stick) without the glue getting on the wings, so the wings could still be fluff'd up after it was glued together (and after being smashed to be mailed). Also, I didn't fold the cardstock layer, so the base would be flat for gluing to other paper crafts like a card. Hopefully that explains it well enough.

I had a blast with this swap, it got me to try out new crafts (like the butterflies and puzzle pieces) and I loved coming home to happy mail. I home everyone had just as much fun with it as I did!
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads (S/U now-Oct.24; S/O Nov. 11) on: November 11, 2016 06:21:27 PM
I am a dope and didn't realize the post office wasn't open today. Tomorrow is obviously fine as a send out date! Duh. (Just when you think you have your act together... Roll Eyes )


I just figured that since school was in, the post offices would be open too. Looks like I'm sending tomorrow!

This swap has been a ton of fun, though. I can't wait for my partners to get their envelopes!  Smiley
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads (S/U now-Oct.22; S/O Nov. 7) on: October 22, 2016 07:39:26 PM
It has been a while since I've done a swap, but this sounds perfect for getting back into it! I've just sent in my questionnaire.
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Pendent Swap 2014 - Gallery!!!! on: July 20, 2014 04:36:36 PM
Sorry it took me so long to post photos! I was in both group 1 and group 6, so here are my pendants from both groups:


From luckdragon I got an this really cute embroidered fish; from onyxnox I got a steam-punk metal book (the pages on the inside are decorated and readable too!) and a leather flower as an extra; from artmomto5 I got a super adorable vintage-themed pendant made from actual vintage lace; and from artsycandice, I got two awesome pendants (we were in two groups together), one with gears and two little bird charms and a pink embroidered flower pendant.



From rscowtown I got a pink bottle cap with a clock charm (this picture doesn't do it justice, the clock charm is super cute); from IsikahJai I got a really pretty wire heart; and from Im Sew Silly I got a heart pendant with beads dangling off it (you can't really tell in this picture, but the little beads are wire wrapped too; there is lots of detail in this pendant).





Thanks guys! I love all of them!

If any of you have better pictures of you pendants, feel free to post them!
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pendent Swap 2014 (sign ups May 23-June 6, 2014... send outs July 7, 2014) on: May 27, 2014 07:41:30 PM
This sounds awesome, I love making jewelry! I sent in my questionnaire- can't wait to get started!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Valentine Hearts Gallery on: February 04, 2014 08:00:43 PM
I got my hearts from .:.Lola.:.!



She sent me a lego heart necklace, an embroidered heart, and a tardis heart coin purse. She also sent me a really cute catnip heart toy for my kitten (who has already run off with it, so it didn't make it into the pictures lol) and some valentines candy. I absolutely love everything she sent! I couldn't pick a favorite heart if I tried.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Valentine Hearts SIGNUPS END 1/17/14 SENDOUT DATE 2/1/14 on: January 17, 2014 11:48:09 AM
Officially added to the swap -yay!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! on: September 02, 2013 03:48:35 PM
Just letting you all know I'm still here! Jax and I had a bit of a crazy weekend (family from out of town visiting) but I got his pictures from his trip pulled together to work on his scrapbook. Can't believe there is less than a month 'till he goes home!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! on: August 15, 2013 04:01:34 PM
Just seeing how all the LVs are doing! Jax and I are getting ready for a little trip this weekend before school starts Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Little Visitor Round 17 - Summer Vacation! on: July 25, 2013 01:49:21 PM
I'm just popping to let you know that I'm still here! I've been sort of scattered since we moved and things have been pretty boring so I unfortunately don't have any pictures to share right now. Embarrassed I'll try to get some fun ones this weekend.

Same here! Not the recently moved thing, the just letting everyone know I'm here thing lol
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