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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Invitation Opinions on: January 09, 2008 09:21:37 PM
Hi, guys!

I'm working on our invites and need a bit of assistance.  Our colors are red, white, black, and silver.  Our invites are red, 6"x6" square, and open up like a book.  The inner bit with the invitation is white with this graphic on the bottom:

...argh.  okay, well i can't get it to work.  in any case, it's a bunch of silhouettes of daisies in different shades of silverish, grey, and black. 

anyway:  i need help with ribbons.  the first is a thicker silver ribbon on bottom, with thinner black ribbon on top.  in the middle is the tag, white on black, with the invitee's name.



the second is a thicker black ribbon with a thinner silver ribbon on top.  it has the same tag.



which do you prefer?  (obviously on "real" invites it'll all be centered and pretty, but just imagine for now Smiley)
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Typography Swap (SIGN-UPS 1/8/08-1/20/08; SEND BY 2/20/08) on: January 08, 2008 03:19:34 PM
Swap name:  The Typography Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  ruby_soho
Sign-up date range:  1/8/08-1/20/08
Date to send item by:  2/20/08

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  25, unless we recruit a co-organizer

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?
All ages allowed? Or 18+?  all ages

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

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


Details of swap:

Titillated by typefaces?  Fired up by fonts?  Join us in the Typeface Swap!

How it works:  Choose a favorite typeface/family, and your partner will craft 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small, OR 2 medium, 2 small items for you using that font as inspiration.

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Favorite typface/family:
Sources to download this typeface:
Items you can make:
Items you'd like to receive:
Phrase(s) you'd like on your items:
Favorite colors/combinations:
Any other information you'd like your partner to know:


RULES TO FOLLOW:
1.  Post in this thread once a week so that we know you're still around.
2.  PM the organizer with any problems ASAP.
3.  Pictures of your received package must be posted in the gallery.
4.  Delivery Confirmation numbers required when sending within the U.S.  If sending outside of the U.S., please send a scanned copy of your receipt.


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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

1.  ruby_soho
2.  PlumCrafty
3.  EmilyFlew
4.  MopTopStumptown
5.  Calliel
6.  Foxlet
7.  spolowitz
8.  rockstarcrafter
9.  DesignerDucky
10.  jesssf

red = sent
blue = received
green = sent and received
strikethrough = feedback given

spolowitz<-->Calliel
EmilyFlew<-->Jesssf

DesignerDucky<-->Foxlet
PlumCrafty<-->rockstarcrafter
MopTopStumptown<-->ruby_soho
23  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Card Box Decoration Ideas on: December 19, 2007 11:02:50 AM
I need to make a card box.  ...And I have no ideas.  I envision something with batting and shiny fabric, but then it seems like there should be ribbon or embellishments or something, too, right?

I've purchased a box, it's maybe the size of the box a pair of boots would come in...  and I've searched craftster a few different ways with few results. 

How do you decorate a card box?Huh
24  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / loads of cassette tape cases on: September 14, 2007 08:37:47 AM
my job entails the use of hundreds of blank cassette tapes a month - and we put the tapes in a different holder and throw away ALL the cases. 

isn't there anything i can use them for?
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What are the terms? on: September 05, 2007 02:58:55 PM
I'd really like to knit a project with yarn that I'll purchase from someone who has yielded it from their own sheep, dyed, and spun it themselves.  Are there such people?  If so, how do I find them?  What search terms do I use?
26  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Alternative Guestbook Ideas on: August 30, 2007 08:57:08 AM
I've seen some neat guest book ideas around here (especially sweets4ever's), but I'd like to gather them - here are the criteria I'm looking for:

1.  Allows/encourages guests to write advice and/or a personal message.
2.  Preferably functional - I like the idea that it is something useful or on display, not something we'll just tuck away... 

Beyond that, anything is game.  I've seen the photo mats and the serving platters... is there anything else??
27  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First Stencils: Turtle Kid & MST3K on: August 26, 2007 06:31:17 PM
Here are my first attempts at stenciling.  I used cardstock held down by masking tape, acrylic & textile medium, and a sponge brush.  The MST3K stencil was adapted from a knitting chart here http://www.goingcrafty.com/journal/img/mst3kblanket.pdf and the "I like turtles" kid in photoshop. 

These are both hanes black t-shirts.

This one was done first, and overall I'm pretty proud of it... it's a little cockeyed, but well executed nonetheless.



I'm very excited about this one, because the stencil was an absolute pain in the butt, and I was scared it wasn't going to turn out.  The lettering ended up sort of blurry, but again, pretty good overall.



Wow, actually, excuse the lighting - it makes them look way crappier than they do in real life  Undecided
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Color Stranding Help on: August 23, 2007 11:24:54 PM
Help me, I'm having a nervous breakdown.

I decided (perhaps this was my first mistake) to try intarsia/fair isle [what is the difference there?  i'm getting conflicting definitions from the internet] on this blanket:  http://www.goingcrafty.com/journal/img/mst3kblanket.pdf

i started at the bottom and did fine until about the third row of "other color", or the white space in the pattern.  what i was doing was snipping the black yarn, adding the new color onto it via a slipknot, then knitting one stitch (as is called for) and switching back to black using the same method.  this made a huge mess in the back wherein i couldn't distinguish which loose ends i needed to make tighter, and eventually, in the third row of "other color", i pulled the wrong strand too tightly and a giant hole appeared... so i frogged it.  i realize that this is probably due partially, at least, to the fact that i began by cutting really small strands...  but i did some reading and am a little confused about some elements of intarsia and fair isle, especially the "wrapping around" of the color not in use:

ive been looking at tutorials and i know now that i should have just kept the other color yarn connected - i get that part - but do i start the blanket at the very bottom with the other yarn present?  wait until i get to that row and start with the new color wrapped in at the beginning of it?  just add it in the first time i need it and continue? 

any advice or comiseration you have would be helpful... sorry for the long post  Undecided

ETA:  I did some research and found that what i'm trying to do is really stranded color knitting... at least i think it is.  the main problem that i'm having is understanding how to begin - do i start with both colors present?  or do i add the contrast color in at some point - and if it's that, how do i do it?
29  Oregon / Oregon: Northeast / Anybody in Central OR? on: August 15, 2007 02:58:50 PM
I'm talking, specifically, about Madras/Bend/Redmond/Prineville...  anybody in this area?  I'll be moving sometime this fall and am on the lookout for fellow craftsters and the 411 on LCS's.... 
30  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Classic Tattoo Swap - 1 Angel FOUND on: July 01, 2007 12:11:29 PM
Swap Name: Classic Tattoo Swap
Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164530.0
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170543.0
# of Flakers: 0 - We had 1 person whose package got lost Sad

Angel needed for:

Craftster username kinkyknit

What are your favorite classic tattoo designs?  pin ups, sailor jerry stuff, really love nautical themed stuff, swallows, diamonds, roses, ships at full sail, nautical stars, compasses, flowers, hearts, horseshoes, anchors, ooh, all sorts! I love vibrant colourful old school tattoos

Would you like banners incorporated in your items?  If so, what words or phrases could be used? Hold Fast, Love, Hope

Favorite colors? red, blue, pink... I like nice vibrant colours for tattoos

Least favorite colors? dull or sludgey colours

What would you like to recieve? I'd love a tote bag, or a vest top (I have a chest tattoo that I like to show off!), tattoo shrinky dink jewelry, a notepad/sketchpad, housewares, whatever really!
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