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1  Re: Pocket Letters Round 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: October 05, 2016 07:27:43 PM
Here is my super bright and colorful PL from quaggy.

The back - I love polka dots!

Many little things I love are represented - flowers, lady bugs, more polka dots, a fabric yoyo with a button center, the sun, the fish - ooh la la!

Are the sun and fish hand painted? Love the bling and the dots.

And here are all of the goodies from the back:

Ribbon, 2 fancy zippers, variegated embroidery thread, buttons and lots of paper flowers and embellishments which will make their way into my journals and books. I am determined to make some zippered pouches and these pretty zippers will inspire me to master this craft.  Thanks so much Robin!!
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2  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 18, 2016 08:38:12 PM
And from LeapFeetFirst, more happy mail:

A close up of the inside envelope - threads and fibers embedded into modeling paste - cooooooool!

And the goodies - oh so many goodies!

A tag, an ATC and a stamped lotus leaf on gold paper

Gorgeous yarns and fibers to add to my art and handmade books

Some beautiful butterflies stamped and embossed

So much hand made goodness - paper clips, clay buttons and bottle caps.

Thanks so much for everything - I'll be busy using up all of this stuff. And thanks SonjaBoo for organizing.
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3  Re: Happy Mail Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 18, 2016 08:15:21 PM
I received both my happy envelopes yesterday - lucky me! I will do two posts because there are a lot of pics.

From pioneer9 - lovely envelope front and back

And the goodies -

Two 4 x 6 art pieces and a heart-shaped art tile

Paper doll - I sent paper dolls in my mail too!

An ATC, 6 inchies and a magnet

Some faux postage

Thank you so much for all of the goodies - they will find a home in my art journal and my handmade books.
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4  Re: Summer Ninni Swap 2016 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 18, 2016 12:27:31 PM
I received a wonderful angel Ninni from teag.

First a tiny Ninni card:

A hippie Ninni!

She hand painted the eyes and some of the details on the fabric:

And the back view - the inspirational words are Love, hope, dream, teach, craft and more.
And I love the butt crack! I thought of doing that also for the broccoli and garlic guy, but wasn't sure if it would be kosher, so to speak.

Thank you so much for your generosity of time, creativity and thoughtfulness. I truly appreciate it.
Weirdly, I did receive from LadyMearle yesterday with no hint that she'd sent. I will post that one later - I want you all to appreciate teag's ninni - well, my ninni.  Grin Grin Grin
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5  Pocket Letters Round 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 12, 2016 09:59:01 PM

bec99 9/25/16 - Summer6061
Summer6061 10/01/16 - bec99
bec99 9/25/16 - seeuudee
seeuudee 9/29/16 - bec99
seeuudee 9/29/16 - emilywilde
emilywilde 09/28/16 - seeuudee
quaggy 10/01/16- SonjaBoo
SonjaBoo 9/30/16 - quaggy
quaggy 10/01/16 - Smmarrt
Smmarrt 10/03/16 - quaggy
Beautifulsoul 10/13/16 - audio
audio 10/01/16 - Beautifulsoul
Homerof2 9/27/16 - Krafty_Karasu
Krafty_Karasu 10/03/16 - Homerof2
geekgirl1000100 09/12/16 - BigBangMomma
BigBangMomma 09/22/16 - geekgirl1000100

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Sending late with communication
PURPLE - Feedback received

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6  Re: Summer Ninni Swap 2016 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 26, 2016 03:06:31 PM
My partner has disappeared - she did contact me last week to let me know that she would send this week but nothing since then. Here is the Ninni I sent to her - she had many fandom themes listed but I wasn't familiar with the characters. One other item on her list was broccoli and garlic so this is what I came up with:

I hand painted the fabric as did rscowtown - so that's why I suggested that in the next round - we all try this.
I used plain muslin and craft paints - several colors of green and some stamping with regular household stuff.

If I don't hear from her by next Monday, I am going to ask for an angel.
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7  Pocket Letters Round 3 - SEND out by September 30 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Smmarrt on: August 22, 2016 07:54:49 AM
GALLERY is here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450180.0

Swap name: Pocket Letters Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: August 22 - September 2, 2016
Date to send item by: September 30, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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: YES

Let's swap pocket letters!

Pocket Letters are where you take a 9 pocket trading card page and fill each pocket with an ATC (although they don't have to be as detailed as an ATC) and small goodies tucked in behind the ATCs (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, ephemera, craft supplies, paper clips, beads) and in one pocket, include a letter.
If you don't know where to find 9 pocket pages they are sold where collectible card games are sold such as Walmat or your local game store.  Or Amazon (25 for $5)

Each pocket can be a different theme or you can have one theme across all 9 pockets

This should be a low cost swap if you keep to all flat items and embellishments and should fit in an
A4 envelope (4 1/4" x 6 1/4") (you would have to fold it but that should not be an issue) or similar size.  I have heard that they should fit into a business sized envelope (4 1/8" x 9 1/2"). Just make sure that it is packaged well and the corners won't tear the envelope! Taping the edges of the envelope might be a good idea.

You can choose 1 or 2 partners.

Check into the swap thread every week!

Name of swap: Pocket Letters Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country (as it would appear on an envelope):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 18 years old(YES/NO)

Do you want 1 or 2 partners?
What theme(s) would you like your partner to consider making for you?

What are your favorite colors:
What colors do you dislike:
List themes you do NOT want to receive:
What (if anything) would you NOT want to receive as an extra/goodie in the pockets behind the ATCs?  

Any allergens in your home (pets, smoke, pollen)?
Do you have any allergies?
Pinterest link (to give your partner an idea of what you like)

Anything else youd like to tell the organizer or partner NOT listed in the questionnaire?

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


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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8  Re: Craftster Card Swap (SignUps 7/15/16-7/29/16 CLOSED, Sendouts 8/15/16) in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Smmarrt on: August 19, 2016 05:35:30 PM

For every bottle of glue, there is a Craftsterer waiting to use it!
 Grin  Grin  Grin
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9  Re: Mini Junk Journals in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 16, 2016 02:41:41 PM
I am posting what I sent to DearBluebird -she received last week.

I am a part of Wanderlust - an on-line art class that lasts all year long. This method of re-purposing books was one of the lessons but I had seen tutorials on YouTube with some of the ideas.

This is a cloth hard covered book - I left it white so DearBluebird could paint or collage it herself. It was a Chinese novel and I did add some of the pages inside.

This is my first book made with the Cropadile Big Bite - I love it - easy to use and I love to punch holes in things. But more than that - I love adding grommets. This is much easier than the thing I bought from the hardware store last year.

I used seam binding to tie it - it was a bit bulky so next time I will use hemp or linen thread.

This is the inside - I covered the spine with a piece of muslin (see my post in the Junk Journal-along) and then covered that with fabric.

And for the inside pages I used book text, file folders, maps, Gelli prints, catalogs, vintage magazine pages, calendars, coloring book pages, envelopes and library pockets.

I stuffed it - there were a few tags and library/book borrower cards and other scrapbook-y things for DearBluebird to use.
I hope she enjoys it and gets some use out of it. It's fat but she can always remove pages or a whole signature.

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10  Re: Junk Journal-along 2016 in Craftalongs by Smmarrt on: August 14, 2016 10:21:59 PM
I put this together this weekend in between finishing up a ninni for the Ninni swap and completing my 27 Craftster Trading cards.

I found this book for $2.00 at the thrift store yesterday. It's about 9" x 11".

I had hoped to use the existing pages and spent about 20 minutes ripping out every other page.

But the pages were almost as flimsy as newsprint so I decided to remove the entire text block. I then glued (with Fabri-Tac) a piece of muslin and then a second piece of batik fabric to reinforce the spine.

I have made about 4 books like this so far and I have covered the entire inside cover with fabric in the other books. But I liked the look of the end papers in this case, so I left it as is.

To make working on pages easier, I am using giant rubber bands, actually file bands, to keep pages in the book.

This way, I can add and subtract pages and take out a page that I am working on.

Here are some things I've added: atlas pages (love the paper - it's a smooth texture and takes paint well. Look for atlases at the thrift store!!), shopping bags, and some of the pages from the original book - some were card stock.

I am looking forward to using this as a combination art journal and glue/smash book. I will make pages as I am inspired and I hope to use up stash stuff only.

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