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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / A Lets Go Alphabet Book on: December 23, 2013 12:33:25 PM
I decided to make my nephew an alphabet book for his being born present two years ago. Unfortunately I didn't swap enough ATCs in time. So instead he gets an alphabet at 1 and a half, for Christmas. It's got a Places To Go theme. The papers are all marbelized with shaving cream.

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Beach Themed Alphabet Book on: December 23, 2013 12:28:08 PM
My nephew Rylan's parents are very into beach culture. Everyone on that side of the family has a cabin, and he first went at two months old. I started swapping for ATCs as soon as I found out about the conception. I hope he grows to love reading with the things that are familiar to him!

Every paper inside is a different orange or yellow pattern. The baby blue ink didn't stand out enough, so I stamped every letter onto white paper and then cut them out. It took hoooours.

3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Double Needle Necessary? on: October 22, 2013 03:39:11 PM
So my mom used to sew all my family's clothing. Then she was diagnosed with clinical depression, and stopped sewing (among other things). We're all pretty curvy, so her drafted patterns work better than store bought clothes. I have theoretical knowledge of how to sew, though not a lot of practical attempts, and I've said that I want to take over this chore. Her replies have varied between 'I'll get around to it eventually', a sneering 'go ahead and try', and her most recent is "you couldn't sew anything anyway, the double needle broke."

Assuming that this is TRUE, do I need a double needle? The shirts are mostly knit fabric, and then there's cotton skirts and sweatpants. And if I do, what are the regulations? Do I have to get the same brand as the sewing machine? Can I get one from a fabric store, or do I need to get a replacement from the sewing machine company? Do they come in different sizes, and if so, what size do I need for sweatpants and knit shirts? Is there anything else I SHOULD be asking, but didn't know enough about sewing to know I should ask?

Sorry if these are dumb questions. I'm just new to this, and I can't realistically expect her to try to help.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Avengers bracelets on: October 17, 2013 06:05:36 PM
I chose colour combinations that I thought worked for each Avenger. I cut the leather and cut the holes, dyed it, and wove the suede thread through it. They're finished with magnetic clasps so I can put them on without help. (lobster clasps are basically impossible with one hand.)

Captain America, Ironman, Black Widow

Thore, Hawkeye, Hulk

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Not-So-Chunky Countdown Houses on: October 11, 2013 08:46:04 PM
This initially started as a project of making 31 chunky houses to count down to Halloween. I worked on this project for at least seven weeks. But as I got more and more finished I realised that they weren't very chunky. Oops. But they still read very Halloweeny to me, so that's a start.

They're all about ATC sized. I used cardstock, scrapbook paper, grade school readers from the 1950's, ribbon, plastic flowers, confetti, and foam, and did a ton of colouring and stamping and gluing.

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nightmare Before Christmas Calender Cards on: July 26, 2013 09:58:00 PM
I used a bunch of the preview squares from the back cover of a 2010 Nightmare Before Christmas calender to make notecards.

I think the Sally and Dr Finkelstien one is my favourite, because I had papers that matched Sally's dress to do the side with.  Smiley
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Work My Theme ATC round 3 on: July 11, 2013 11:41:42 PM
A link to the last round: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410661.0#axzz2YoJokX9b

Basically, a small groups swap to get those last few ATCs for your themed sets. And of course making ATCs for other people's themed sets.

It's been about a year since the last, and I'd love to do a third round.
8  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Crafted Notecards Round 2- angel found on: June 10, 2013 04:27:20 PM
Crafted Notecards Round 2 (angelled by blupasian)

Original Thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422998.0#axzz2RSB8dvqL
Gallery thread link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423614.0#axzz2U3UF5rLa
1 flaker

You'll need to make 8 cards (with envelopes) that are at least 5x3.75 (the size of Michael's clearance cards).

Kbrison's sign-up:
Favorite colors: Blue, purple, green, cream, white, black, silver
Favorite paper crafting techniques to use: embossing (all styles), layering, die-cutting
Favorite paper crafting techniques to receive: prefer clean, simple lines in any technique (Not a big fan of shabby chic or steam punk both are too fussy for my tastes)
Themes you might like to receive (flowers, robots, etc): Anything involving nature, architectural elements, love texture
Any special holidays or sayings you would like? ("Happy Birthday", "Thanks for Swapping", etc): Thanks, Thank You, Get Well, Congratulations, Thinking of You (for friends not family), blank
Would you like to receive additional cards if your partner is so inclined? That would be loverly, but not necessary (unless, of course, the craft fairy sprinkles you with tons of inspiration dust. In that case it would be rather unkind of me to tell the fairy to go away, now wouldnt it?)
Anything else you would like your partners to know? My Crafts-paper folder on pinterest may give you a better idea of things I like. www.pinterest.com/ancientofdays
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Crafted Notecards Round 2 Gallery on: May 14, 2013 12:05:41 AM
sending late with communication

Group One
gala_apples- FairyHazeDesigns Trekky
FairyHazeDesigns- Trekky gala_apples
Trekky- gala_apples FairyHazeDesigns

Group Two
gala_apples- shamie1999 kfad
shamie1999- kfad gala_apples
kfad- gala_apples shamie1999

Group Three
mousee23-Jen Sews kbrison
Jen Sews- twelvekbrison mousee23

kbrison- mousee23 Jen Sews

Group Four
alwaysinmyroom-four LovelyMiss Scrapkatt
LovelyMiss- Scrapkatt alwaysinmyroom
Scrapkatt- alwaysinmyroom LovelyMiss

gala_apples angeling for Jen Sews
_ angeling for Kbrison
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mismatched Butterfly Necklaces on: April 27, 2013 03:57:36 PM
I started with a set of green butterfly earrings, and decided to make them mismatched necklaces. I think it makes for a Best Friends Forever effect without making them two halves of a heart.

Crystal and chunky chain:

Triangle charm (another earring) and normal square chain:
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