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1  OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRAFTERS / Opportunities: Seeking Crafters who Sell their Work / Vendors Wanted in MD: Difference Makers Arts & Crafts Fair, Sept 18 on: August 15, 2016 04:12:55 AM


Hi everyone!
Helping to organize a craft fair for my daughter's service group Difference Makers.  The Takoma Park Folk Festival that is usually held there was cancelled this year so we are taking the opportunity to run the craft fair portion of the festival.  DM will be advertising this event through e-blasts, print, and social media and we expect a very large turnout.

What: Difference Makers Arts & Crafts Fair
When: Sunday, September 18 from 10am-4pm
Where: Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Why: To raise money for our non-profit club which performs a wide variety of community service projects including our local Snow Angels, Newborns in Need, Global Youth Services, Samaritans Chest, as well as give our local artists a way to showcase their talents.
Cost:10 x 10 spaces will be $50
Other: You will have to provide your own tents/table/chairs at this outdoor event

Interested? Then please drop me a line!

Thanks!
Roxanne/UTM
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Leaves and Ukes on: August 12, 2016 02:38:16 AM
Hi! Wanted to get back to my favorite crafting medium...clay! so I signed up to take a pottery class last month.  I was hoping to practice my wheel work, but I had to cut my time short since Lana's school is starting so I wimped out and did what was easy.  I made a few slab work pieces and thought I'd share them with you today.  I used some "borrowed" hosta leaves for the platter and a cookie cutter for the ukulele ornaments.  I embellished the ornaments with a dowel to press a hole and my rib tool to make some abstract lines to suggest the strings.  Anyhow this will probably be my last forte into clay till next summer. 
Enjoy! R

hosta leaf plate...you can see my name in kanji at the bottom if you have good eyes.  Smiley


ukulele ornaments that I made as Christmas presents for our halau.  Will probably sign the back with 2016.


Also made a few pendants and mugs...some pendants may sneak into my Shop the Swap Shop once I figure out how I want to put them together.
3  UNITED STATES / Maryland / Silver Spring, MD: Difference Makers Arts & Craft Fair, Sept 18, 10am-4pm on: August 10, 2016 10:22:27 AM
Hey all!

As many of you may know my daughter's service club, Difference Makers, performs a wide variety of community services, such as raising money for charities like Unicef, Extra Ordinary Birthdays, Samaritan's House, as well as snow shoveling for the elderly and disabled, care packages for the homeless, card/gifts for veterans, etc. 

We are hosting a craft fair at Takoma Park Middle School on September 18, 2016 to raise money to purchase supplies and tools for our service work.  The Takoma Park Folk Festival which is a huge event was cancelled this year giving us the opportunity to run a fair with local handmade goods in its place.  Our event will be at the same time/venue and we anticipate a large crowd. We are advertising this event through e-blasts, print, and social media.   

Our event will feature handcrafted items including, pottery, jewelry, clothing, woodworking, food, etc. as well as fun family activities including a moon bounce, shave ice, and lemonade. 

Interested in vending at our event?  Here are the details:

What: Difference Makers Arts & Crafts Fair

When: September 18 from 10am-4pm (vendors set up at 8:30am, break down from 4pm-5pm)

Where: Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

Cost: $50 for a 10 x 10 space

Other details: Vendors, this is an outside event.  You will furnish your own tents/table/chairs. 



Please email me at rayamashita1967@gmail.com if you would like to be considered as a vendor (crafter, food, services) and include 3 jpgs of your work or point to your website. If selected you will be sent an online form to complete.  We are asking that vendors also consider making a small donation of one of your items for our silent auction.  The proceeds will go towards purchasing supplies and tools for Difference Makers many projects. Please look at our website/facebook to see all the many things that DM is doing to make this world a better place!

Thanks!
Roxanne
https://www.facebook.com/makeadifferencewithus/
www.difference-makers.org
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Craftster Card Swap Gallery on: August 03, 2016 08:37:31 AM


Original Thread

Wee!  Post all of your lovely Craftster Cards here!

sent
uh oh
feedback given

last update September 9 12:15 PM (MST) ** The cards beside your name are the cards you have received!

--alteredmommy's group--
1. 27/27underthemountain - BigBangMama,abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, gozer, curiousfae, emilywilde, audio, phoenixfire, MistressJennie, cmarion3, edelC, PromisedHeartbrk, alwaysinmyroom, kbrison, teag, craftADDchick, SonjaBoo, Smmarrt, Seeuudee, sharalee, mountains and clouds, onyxnox, wulf, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, belladune, lovelymiss

2.27/27gozer BigBangMama, abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, promisedHeartbrk, onyxnox, cmarion3, sharalee, sonjaBoo, phoenixfire, kbrison, craftADDchick, alwaysinmyroom, emilywilde, Smmarrt, audio, seeuudee, LovelyMiss, mountains and clouds, MistressJennie, wulf, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, underthemountain, belladune, edelC, teag

3. 27/27craftylittlemonkey - BigBangMama, abbeeroad, curiousfae, lovelymiss, gozer, bunny1kenobi, audio, edelC, emilywilde, onyxnox, seeuudee, phonenixfire, craftADDchick, alteredmommy, Wulf, cmarion3, MistressJennie, alwaysinmyroom, PromisedHeartbrk, Smmarrt, kbrison, belladune, sharalee, teag, mountains and clouds, underthemountain, SonjaBoo

4.27/27 PromisedHeartbrk - gozer, BigBangMama, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, onyxnox, lovelyMiss, EmilyWilde, Smmarrt, cmarion3, MistressJennie, audio, phoenixfire, abbeeroad, mountains and clouds, sharalee, craftADDchick, seeuudee, alwaysinmyroom, teag, kbrison, wulf, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, sonjaBoo, belladune, underthemountain, edelC

5. 27/27edelC - seeuude, lovelyMiss, onyxnox, gozer, BigBangMama, curiousfae, emilywilde, bunny1kenobi, audio, abbeeroad, Smmarrt, phoenixfire, alwaysinmyroom, craftADDchick, MistressJennie, wulf, cmarion3, teag, kbrison, alteredmommy, underthemountain, sharalee, sonjaBoo, craftylittlemonkey,  belladune, , mountains and clouds, promisedHeartbrk

6.27/27Onyxnox - bunny1kenobi, BigBangMama, Abbeeroad, gozer, edelC, phoenixfire, LovelyMiss, curiousfae, Wulf, seeuudee, audio, craftylittlemonkey, Smmarrt, MistressJennie, alteredmommy, cmarion3, teag, craftADDchick, sharalee, SonjaBoo, PromisedHeartbrk, belladune, emilywilde, alwaysinmyroom, kbrison, underthemountain, mountains and clouds

7. 27/27cmarion3[/color] - abbeeroad, curiousfae, BigBangMama, gozer, bunny1kenobi, Onyxnox, emilywilde, audio, lovelymiss, MistressJennie, Smmarrt, phoenixfire, edelC, craftADDchick, kbrison, teag, SonjaBoo, sharalee, alwaysinmyroom, wulf, mountains and clouds, promisedHeartbrk, seeuudee, underthemountain, belladune, craftylittlemonkey, alteredmommy

8. 27/27Sharalee - BigBangMama,bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, abbeeroad, gozer, lovelymiss, onyxnox, emilywilde, audio, phoenixfire, MistressJennie, Smmarrt, cmarion3, teag, craftADDchick, edelC, kbrison, alwaysinmyroom, PromisedHeartbrk, SonjaBoo, mountains and clouds, seeuudee, craftylittlemonkey, wulf, alteredmommy, belladune, underthemountain

9. 27/27SonjaBoo - gozer, audio, phoenixfire, cmarion3, Smmarrt, mistressJennie, BigBangMama, onyxnox, curiousfae, abbeeroad, LovelyMiss, bunny1kenobi, edelC, kbrison, craftADDchick, teag, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, PromisedHeartbrk, underthemountain, emilywilde, belladune, sharalee, wulf, mountains and clouds, alwaysinmyroom, seeuudee
 
10. 27/27Belladune - BigBangMama, onyxnox, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, emilywilde, lovelyMiss, Wulf, Seeudee, abbeeroad, audio, edelC, gozer, alteredmommy, kbrison, craftADDchick, Teag, PhoenixFire, cmarion3, MistressJennie, sharalee, mountains and clouds, PromisedHeartbrk, craftylittlemonkey, underthemountain, , alwaysinmyroom, Smmarrt,sonjaboo

11. 27/27Abbeeroad - BigBangMama, curiousfae, gozer, lovelyMiss, bunny1kenobi, audio, cmarion3, emilywilde, phoenixfiredesigns, MistressJennie, Smmarrt, craftADDchick, edelC, kbrison, teag, PromisedHeartbreak, SonjaBoo, onyxnox, sharalee, alwaysinmyroom, seeuudee, wulf, mountains and clouds, craftylittlemonkey, underthemountain, belladune, alteredmommy

12. 27/27phoenixfiredesigns - BigBangMama, curiousfae, abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, lovelymiss, emilywilde, onyxnox, audio, cmarion3, Mistressjennie, teag, EdelC, Smmarrt, craftADDchick, alwaysinmyroom, promisedHeartbrk, kbrison, sonja Boo, mountains and clouds, sharalee, seeuudee, belladune, wulf, alteredmommy,underthemountain, craftylittlemonkey, gozer

13. 27/27kbrison[/colo - BigBangMama, abbeeroad, curiousfae,gozer, bunny1kenobi, lovelymiss, phoenixfire, audio, emilywilde, cmarion3, Smmarrt, craftADDchick, edelC, MistressJennie, teag, mountains and clouds, PromisedHeartbrk, alwaysinyroom, sharalee, SonjaBoo, onyxnox, seeuudee, underthemountain craftylittlemonkey, , wulf, alteredmommy, belladune

14. 27/27 curiousfae - BigBangMama, gozer, abbeeroad, lovelymiss, bunny1kenobi, phoenixfiredesigns, audio, MistressJennie, cmarion3, smmarrt, emilywilde, teag, craftADDchick, onyxnox, kbrison, edelC, mountains and clouds, alwaysinmyroom, sharalee, PromisedHeartbrk, sonjaBoo, Seeuudee, underthemountain, alteredmommy, wulf, craftylittlemonkey, belladune

---underthemountain's group----
15.27/27BigBangMomma - curiousfae,abbeeroad, gozer, lovelymiss,bunny1kenobi,emilywilde, phoenixfiredesigns, cmarion3, mistressJennie, teag, kbrison, onyxnox, CraftADDchick, PromisedHeartbrk, audio, alwaysinmyroom, sharalee, sonjaBoo, mountains and clouds, Smmarrt, seeuudee, wulf, underthemountain, edelC, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, belladune,

16. 27/27Wulf - abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, BigBangMamma, audio, emilywilde, Seeuudee, MistressJennie, phoenixfire, Smmarrt, teag, kbrison, alwaysinmyroom, alteredmommy, cmarion3, edelC, sharalee, belladune, PromisedHeartbrk, sonjaBoo, craftylittlemonkey , gozer, onyxnox, curiousfae, lovelymiss, underthemountain, mountains and clouds, craftADDchick

17.27/27 craftADDchick - BigBangMama, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, audio, emilywilde, LovelyMiss, cmarion3, abbeeroad, gozer, MistressJennie, phoenixfire, edelC, teag, onyxnox, Smmarrt, kbrison, SonjaBoo, sharalee, seeuudee, Mountains and clouds, alwaysinmyroom, PromisedHeartbrk, wulf, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, belladune, underthemountain

18.27/27 alwaysinmyroom - BigBangMama, abbeeroad, gozer, curiousfae, lovelymiss, bunny1kenobi, audio, phoenexfiredesigns, emilywilde, cmarion3, Smmarrt, MistressJennie, PromisedHeartbrk, kbrison, CraftADDchick, teag, sharalee, mountains and clouds, sonjaBoo, onyxnox, edelC, seeuudee, alteredmommy, craftylittlemonkey, wulf, belladune, underthemountain

19.27/27 bunny1kenobi - BigBangMama, abbeeroad, curiousfae,gozer, emilywilde, audio, phoenixfiredesigns, lovelyMiss, MistressJennie, craftADDchick, cmarion3, kbrison, Smmarrt, teag, mountains and clouds, edelC, alwaysinmyroom, wulf, sharalee, promisedHeartbrk, seeuudee, onyxnox, SonjaBoo, craftylittlemonkey, alteredmommy, underthemountain, belladune

20. 27/27emilywilde - BigBangMama, curiousfae, bunny1kenobi, abbeeroad, gozer, audio, phoenixfiredesigns, onyxnox, MistressJennie, cmarion3, teag, mountain and clouds, kbrison, craftADDchick, smarrtt, alwaysinmyroom, sharalee, sonjaboo, promisedHeartbrk, seeuudee, wulf, craftylittlemonkey, alteredmommy, lovelymiss,  belladune,
 underthemountain, edelC
 
21. 27/27alteredmommy - BigBangMama, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, edelC, gozer, abbeeroad, lovelyMiss, cmarion3, Wulf, onyxnox,audio, emilywilde, craftylittlemonkey, Mistress Jennie, belladune, phoenixfire, craftADDchick, seeuudee, alwaysinmyroom, sharalee, Mountains and clouds, PromisedHeartbrk, teag, SonjaBoo, kbrison, smmarrt, underthemountain

22. 27/27Smmarrt - abbeeroad, curiousfae, gozer, bunny1kenobi, onyxnox, BigBangMama, audio, lovelyMiss, phoenixfiredesigns, Emilywilde, MistressJennie, cmarion3, wulf, craftylittlemonkey, SonjaBoo, alwaysinmyroom, edelC, craftADDchick, teag, kbrison, mountains and clouds, sharalee, PromisedHeartbrk, seeuudee,alteredmommy, belladune,  underthemountain

23. 27/27audio - BigBangMama, gozer, onyxnox, abbeeroad, phoenixfiredesigns, curiousfae, bunny1kenobi, emilywilde, lovelymiss, PromisedHeartbrk, mountains and clouds, sharalee, craftADDchick, alwaysinmyroom, sonjaBoo, kbrison, teag, wulf, underthemountain, craftlittlemonkey, edelC, cmarion3,  alteredmommy, seeudee, Mistress Jennie, Smmarrt, belladune

24. 27/27teag - lovelyMiss, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, gozer, BigBangMama, abbeeroad, phoenixfire, audio, emilywilde, cmarion3, MistressJennie, onyxnox, kbrison, craftADDchick, Smmarrt, edelc, sharalee, mountains and clouds, alwaysinmyroom, sonja Boo, seeuudee, underthemountain, craftylittlemonkey, , belladune, wulf, alteredmommy, PromisedHeartbrk

25. 27/27seeuudee - edelC, abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, curiousfae, audio, phoenixfire, cmarion3, emilywilde, mistressJennie, Wulf, alwaysinmyroom, teag, craftylittlemonkey, CraftADDchick, lovelyMiss, onyxnox, bigbangMama, alteredmommy, PromisedHeartbrk, Smmarrt, sharalee, gozer, SonjaBoo, kbrison, belladune, mountains and clouds, underthemountain

26. 27/27 LovelyMiss - BigBangMama, curiousfae, abbeeroad, gozer, edelC, onyxnox, Sharalee, phoenixfire, kbrison, craftADDchick, bunny1kenobi, emilywilde, Smmarrt, audio, teag, mountains and clouds, MistressJennie, underthemountain, craftylittlemonkey, PromisedHeartbrk, cmarion3, sonjaboo,  wulf, alwaysinmyroom, alteredmommy, belladune

27. 27/27mountains and clouds - BigBangMama, gozer, abbeeroad, bunny1kenobi, lovelyMiss, emilywilde, onyxnox, smmarrt, audio, MistressJennie, phoenixfire, cmarion3, curiousfae, kbrison, promisedHeartbrk, alwaysinmyroom, seeuudee, craftADDchick, sharalee, sonjaBoo, craftylittlemonkey, edelC, wulf, alteredmommy, teag, underthemountain, belladune
 
28.27/27 Mistress Jennie - BigBangMama, curiousfae, abbeeroad, gozer, lovelyMiss, bunny1kenobi, audio, onyxnox, emilywilde, phoenixfire, cmarion3, teag, edelC, kbrison, PromisedHeartbrk, Smmarrt, alwaysinmyroom, mountains and clouds, sharalee, craftADDchick, seeuudee, sonjaBoo, underthemountain, alteredmommy, wulf, belladune, craftylittlemonkey

Gallery posts:
1. underthemountain sent Aug 13
2. gozer sent Aug 9
3. craftylittlemonkeyCanada sent Aug 16
4. PromisedHeartbrk sent Aug 15
5. edelC Ireland - sent Aug 12
6. Onyxnox Canada sent Aug 7, 11
7. cmarion3 sent Aug 13
8. Sharalee sent Aug 16
9. SonjaBoo sent Aug 16
10. Belladune Canada sent Aug 16
11.Abbeeroad sent Aug 8
12. phoenixfiredesigns sent Aug 11
13. kbrison sent Aug 15
14. curiousfae sent Aug 8
15.BigBangMomma sent Aug 3
16. Wulf Canada sebt Aug 15
17. craftADDchick sent aug 15
18. alwaysinmyroom sent Aug 16
19. bunny1kenobi sent Aug 8
20. emilywilde sent Aug 13
21. alteredmommy Canada sent Aug 12
22. Smmarrt sent Aug 13
23. audio sent Aug 12
24. teag sent Aug 14
25. seeuudee UK  sent Aug 15
26. LovelyMiss sent Aug 10
27. mountains and clouds sent Aug 15
28. Mistress Jennie sent Aug 13
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Craftster Card Swap (SignUps 7/15/16-7/29/16 CLOSED, Sendouts 8/15/16) on: July 15, 2016 07:46:35 AM


CRAFTSTER CARD SWAP
This is the first ever (and hopefully not the last) Crafster Card Swap.  This swap was inspired by the What do you look like thread on the Crafster Off-Topic Chit Chat and the awesome Crafster Canada Meetup in July that made me want to find out more about my Crafster friends!  The idea is to make a card all about you, kinda like a baseball card, but even more awesome.  You can reproduce your card or create new ones for each of your partners.  You can craft it from any material, but make sure that it is sturdy and that it will fit into a card sleeve if you are using different materials.  Please use both the front and backsides of your card to tell us all about you!

BASIC CARD REQUIREMENTS

There are some basic requirements that should be on your card:
Size of the card: Should be the standard ATC 2.5" x3.5"
Front side: should include your image (can be done as a photo, drawing, painting, digitally altered, completely up to you!) and your Crafster name
Back side: can include your interests, your real name, address, etc. ..whatever you are comfortable with; you can even write a poem.  Completely open!

Thanks to rockingbearbranch .  I used her wonderful ATC swap as a template.  Grin

INFO
The Swap FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about swapping.
The ATC FAQs are here! - Everything you need to know about ATCs.

Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Craftster Card Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: underthemountain
Sign-up date range: Friday, July 15, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
Date to send item by: Monday, August 15, 2016
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO

*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*
*Please send all your cards on the same day to make it easier on me. Thanks!*

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 underthemountain with Crafsters Card Swap - signup" as the subject. alteredmommy is co-organizing!  Smiley

*Name of Swap:  Crafsters Card Swap
*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?
*How many cards would you like to swap for? 5?, 10?  All?  Please note that you may not be able to swap for the amount of cards you are hoping to receive depending on everyone elses desires, who is willing to send outside their country, etc.
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Will you post a photo of the card(s) when you receive?
*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?
*Will you send sent/receive notifications to the swap organizer?
*Will you send all of your cards out on the same date to help the swap organizer?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

FEEDBACK

Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received and you have posted pictures of the cards you received. If you are stuck without a space for a swap and are biting your nails waiting, just let me know and I will release you asap.

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the co-organizers, underthemountain and alteredmommy.  

Can't wait!  I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with. Smiley
Thanks!!!
underthemountain and alteredmommy

GALLERY here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449838
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craftster Trading Cards on: July 03, 2016 08:50:01 PM
I had this idea to make a swap around creating Craftster trading cards a while back and had a chance to float this idea at our recent Craftster Canada Meetup. The idea is for each of us to make a trading card with our info on it.  Each person can decide for themselves about how much or how little they want to reveal about themselves.
 
There would be some simple requirements: a 2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm 89 mm) format, it would feature some sort of picture of yourself on it, but it could be done in any way that you choose...photo, painting, cartoon, etc. and it would include your Craftster name.  Other info that it could include would be your real name, address, email, where you're from, things you like, etc...basically any information you'd like to share, similar to what we have in our profiles, but definitely not limited to just those topics. 

I think it could be alot of fun and each of us could produce/reproduce as many as we'd like to trade for.  If others are up for it I could organize it in a couple of weeks.  Smiley

underthemountain/Roxanne
7  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Spread the Crafters Love to Difference Makers for the Holidays on: November 12, 2015 05:07:51 PM
Moved from: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=196.0

We will be holding our auction from April 4-8, 2016.  Please send your donations to Difference Makers by March 16th if possible so that I can get everything ready. Thank you my wonderful friends!  Smiley
Please send me your:
      name
      company name
      website
      business card (1 for each item since people may gift them and 1-2 extra for me to share with others that might have lost the bidding and would like to contact you) to the following address:

Difference Makers
Attn: Bryan Goehring/Craftsters
9295 Maxwell Court, Laurel MD 20723

Please mark it Crafsters otherwise they might open it up and lose the contents and please PM me when you send to them so that I can ask Bryan to be on the lookout for it.  Thanks!  Smiley

I realize some of you might just be donating and not wanting customers, but I thought I'd just put it out there for those that might.  Not everyone is as lucky as we are to be in Craftster swaps.  Thanks! Smiley





Hi all!
Lana is a member of a wonderful non-profit, student run organization called the Difference Makers (http://www.difference-makers.org/).  Their mission is to help raise tomorrow's leaders by giving them opportunities to lead and serve the community (snow shovelling, homeless, etc).  This has grown from a middle school organization in 2009 to including several new 3 high schools this year with plans to expand into more MS soon.  To date their leader has been paying for the operational costs out of his pocket. He's a middle school science teacher and you all know how much I love science!  He is really the most selfless person I have ever met and I felt that I couldn't just sit there and not try to help him.  We are now working on a silent auction to help pay the increasing operational costs as these programs expand.  I am hoping that my amazing Craftsters family will be able to donate a crafted item for this auction.  The items will be put on display for 1 week during which time the students can bid on them and will end with a night event on April  16 where parents can come in and bid on the items.  Please see their Facebook/youtube pages to see all the great things they've been doing and please 'like' it!  
Thanks for considering it! Smiley
Rox

https://www.facebook.com/makeadifferencewithus/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3i-EUvZGfOpLKjwy6qvQ5g/videos

8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / My FOC expired and I didn't receive a notification on: February 23, 2015 10:09:58 AM
Hi!
Has something changed?  I think I remember being reminded by email when my FOC was expiring.  I just noticed by accident today that mine had expired and signed up again.
Thanks!!
Rox
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6 - gallery on: February 21, 2015 04:10:42 AM
Hi all!

This is the chainswarm for the Geezers Alive and Kicking, Round 6 unicorn zombie apocalypse.

Original thread : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437591.0

Partners!
-> means who you are crafting for

kbrison -> mama24boyz -> A2K -> Homerof2 -> LadybugsAndBumblebees -> SheridanLA -> lindyv321 -> steiconi -> cmarion3 -> Belladune -> alwaysinmyroom  -> Averia -> anna.wahnsinn -> BriannaB03 -> edelC ->  littlefawnpug-> underthemountain -> kbrison

Sent
Received
Sent and received
Sending late with communication
contact me immediately
feedback given

Can't wait to see all the goodies!  Smiley
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / advice on how to make a polymer clay + porcelain item on: January 15, 2015 01:08:51 PM
Hi all!

I would like to make a similar piece to this by the amazing Betsy Youngquist for my home because I can't afford her price tag and Edward has already swam off to live with someone else.  Smiley
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/72620612714125175/

But instead of using foam for the body like she did I would like to use polymer clay and then affix the beads into the crystal clay.

I have a few questions since I have never used polymer clay and I hope someone can help me.

How much shrinkage can I expect from baking?  I need to know this because I would like to sculpt the body around the head and would like them to fit together as nicely as possible. 

This also means that they would need to be joined with something.  I was thinking of using some of the crystal clay to smooth over the join, but have no idea what glue to use...E6000?

Also I am thinking of making the biggest parts with foil and putting the polymer clay on top of that.  Will this work?  What is the minimum thickness I need...I don't want the clay to crack if it shrinks.

Thanks in advance for your sage advice!
Roxanne
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