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6361  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: January 04, 2008 10:26:44 AM
Theat's cute!  It's great when you make someone's day like that.
6362  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Lots of blue jeans on: January 04, 2008 10:22:32 AM
Take them apart and sew them into a large piece of fabric.  Then you could make a dress or skirt or something larger with them.  Remove the pockets and locker pockets with them.
6363  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Hemp String on: January 04, 2008 10:13:41 AM
This might be a good opportunity to try basket weaving, and weave some kind of pattern with them.  Or weave into burlap.  Or use them to make string drawings on poster board.
6364  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: old candle wax on: January 04, 2008 10:08:36 AM
Melt it down and make a new candle with it.  If you have any of those tealight tins, use them for molds.
6365  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Coaster question?? on: January 04, 2008 10:06:00 AM
Hot glue will get soft if you put something hot on it, like a cup of coffee.  I used weldbond, and so far it is holding up pretty good.  You could also try Elmer's spray adhesive.
6366  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: January 03, 2008 03:57:24 PM
Yay! I'm glad you like your package, pinokeeo! Most of the charms and such came from other craftster swaps, and I couldn't resist an opportunity to destash some other goodies. I know the directions were to only send what we showed in our pictures, but I did say I was sending scrapbook embellishments, so I think it all fits into that category.  Wink

It's a great package.  I will add some of my own, and use some of yours in other projects.  That's what makes Craftster what it is.
6367  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Chocoholics Unanimous Round 2! (sign ups Dec 21 to Jan 8, send out Feb 1) on: January 03, 2008 01:41:48 PM
I've sent in my info.  Just waiting for confirmation.  This swap was great the first time around, I can't wait for the next round.  I'm gathering up all of my brown supplies.
6368  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Silly Santa White Elephant Swap on: January 03, 2008 01:25:33 PM
I received my scrapbook and journal set today from Calluna. 

Everything in the package.  It was crammed full.


The journal


The scrapbook box with scissors, photo stickers, photo corners, and the foldout scrapbook



But wait...there's more.  There are scrabble letters, fancy yarns, beads, rainbow fabric, paper ephemera of all sorts, charms, rickrack...




...and even a recycled seed packet card.


Sorry this is so pic heavy, but there was a lot of stuff in the box.

Thanks, Calluna, for a great package.
6369  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: January 03, 2008 08:27:25 AM
I've had my share of dings and bangs but nothing that required stitches.
 I wanted to make a beach themed spice rack for a friend when hubby decided to help me so I wouldn't burn myself. I, not being very smart, was holding a shell upside down for him to fill with glue. He missed the entire shell and put a pile of hot glue onto the palm of my hand. (It gets better) My hand is burning so I use the other hand to scoop the glue off of my palm...duh!...still hot...fling hand towards the ground to get glue off....glue comes off hand and lands on top of bare foot!
Needless to say hubby doesn't "help" me glue anymore. Wink But the spice rack turned out awesome!

I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but that story is hilarious.
6370  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycled Magazines: Mini Trash Bins/Storage Containers on: January 02, 2008 06:41:54 AM
When you upload pictures, do your resizing on your own computer before you upload.  I find that I have more control over the size that way.  Also don't use anything less than 400 pixels. 

HTH
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