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« on: December 05, 2006 08:52:27 AM »

Post your festive missives here!
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006 09:13:07 AM »

Question - is everyone going to post and won't that just be a bunch of duplicate pictures?  and, if, like me, people sent the same cards to everyone, won't it take the surprise away for those still waiting to receive?
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006 02:52:32 PM »

I've been in swaps before where everyone sent out the same thing to a group of people (mix cd swaps) and the general understanding was that only one image was posted -- unless it was extraordinarily crappy photography/scan.  Wink

As for ruining the surprise, well maybe. However, in my experiance, it only made me more excited about receiving.  Smiley

I say post 'em if ya got 'em, ladies.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006 04:58:55 PM »

I sent out three different designs with the same...creatures on them Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006 07:36:56 PM »

all mine are differant. i had bought some new ones this year and then my daughter found a box in the closet that i have been searching for. i bought them 3 yrs ago along with some ornaments i was looking for.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006 11:45:44 PM »

I didn't even think about that people might be sending the same cards to everyone, sorry Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006 12:58:49 AM »

Hmm, good point, Homerof2.  All of mine are the same as well.

I think that it would be OK for everyone to post when they have all their cards - I know that that doesn't completely solve the problem, but given the short send out period for this swap, people should get their cards at roughly the same time anyway.  There will still be some surprise since some people will have sent different cards.

Any suggestions? Huh

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006 01:49:54 AM »

I don't know...maybe some people could avert their eyes from the gallery for awhile if they really want to be surprised?
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006 07:13:57 PM »

I received all five of my cards, so I hope it's ok to post them!

From ScotSkipper:



From CJSachiko (my freshman year roommate was named Sachiko!):



From lilliesnremains:



From curse10:



Last but not least, from retro-redux:



Sorry that some of the images are small.  I am still trying to grasp that whole resizing thing in Photoshop.  Thanks everyone for the fun swap.  I have all my cards proudly displayed in my front hallway.  I hope you enjoy the cards I sent.  Happy Holidays to everyone!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006 08:02:55 AM »

I've received all my wonderful cards from Group 3. They were all fantastic-one was even a bookmark and two other ladies sent extras-a paper snowflake and some gold/silver envelopes to use later.

Thanks to all!

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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2006 10:38:01 AM »

Oh my goodness who sent the 12 literary days of Christmas cards? I almost bought those to send to my friends!
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006 10:37:33 AM »

is anyone else going to post theirs?
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006 03:19:53 PM »

I think I am going to wait till I get all mine. I love seeing all the different ones.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2006 03:53:15 PM »

I was going to wait until I got the okay, and knew that everyone in my groups had received all theirs - I don't want to ruin anyone's surprise.
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2006 05:09:01 PM »

Yeah, I'm waiting till I have all of mine as well. I'm 3 of 5 at the moment.
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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2006 10:31:58 PM »

I got all of mine as of yesterday!
I'll post them in a little bit.... maybe tomorrow....

p.s. I love them all! Thank you groups #4 and 5!! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006 02:55:09 AM »

Here are all the cards I've received... sans one that I left at my dad's house Undecided I'll try and remember it when I go home after christmas.


from panic_paizlee


from retro-redux


also from retro-redux, cute stickers


from gala_apples


from miss_meshell


from Javede


from homerof2


from Saor


from esmerelda


from gumshoegal

Thanks everyone!!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2006 04:25:23 AM »

Wow - so many great cards! I especially love the two from esmerelda and missmeshell!  Cheesy

I think in America, we already have a generation of people who have no idea what that laundry contraption is for! haha  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2006 06:36:53 AM »

Ahh, an Anne Geddes card.......I love it and most anything she produces!
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2006 11:48:19 AM »

as i said i got all of my cards the other day.....
group #4:

from lilliesnremains!

from plucky1_08!

from cfbandit!

from punckchick88!

from fizzle7003!

group #5:

from gala_apples!

from javede!

from retro_redux!

from saor!

from trillian!

SORRY THE PICTURES ARE SO HUGE!!!!! I MADE THEM SMALLER, BUT FOR SOME REASON THEY ARE STILL HUGE!!!! SORRY!

but i love all of the cards i got! thank you everyone!
mail is so much fun!
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2006 05:09:45 PM »

Here are the Xmas cards I mailed out. Since all my partners have recieved, I thought I would go ahead and post since I had pictures. As soon as I get my last card, I'll post what I have received from my partners. Smiley












This Blythe is an extra card that I traded with MissMeshell
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2006 05:23:51 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous cards nova! And I received beautiful Miss Blythe - Xmas Style, last night after work, thank you SO MUCH, she is wonderful...although she and her other friend you sent me keep whispering 'Buy a Merry Skier Meshell, do it! Do it!' Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2006 05:52:30 PM »

novastarlet - those cards are totally fantastic!  They are completely retrofabulous! 

Edited to add:  My husband agrees... "those are great colors, I'd send those to everybody."
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006 12:08:01 AM »

That black card makes me dizzy! I love that whole collection...
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2006 05:15:24 AM »

I love them all, I cant wait to receive mine!
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2006 05:20:56 AM »

Thanks guys. I take picking out my Christmas cards very seriously! hah. I always buy them in early November so I can have the best pickin's -- the last three are cards that I have sent in previous years and had a couple left over. The first two are ones my family & friends received this year.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2006 06:19:00 AM »

They are all great. I got the second one and I loved it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2006 04:42:09 PM »

Sorry for the delay on posting these. I have received four of my five cards. The last one is probably just hung up in the Christmas bottleneck at the post office.

Here is the one I got from trisarahtop! I absolutely love it. It's totally 3-D.


I got this cute kitty cut-out from Soupurrrvhixin


Saor send this card from the charity card which supports Enable Ireland Disability & Hospice & Make-A-Wish Foundation. Inside it says, "Nollaig shonasach agus athbhliain shuaimhneach" -- I have no clue what that means. But its' probably something like Happy Holidays!


gingembre wrote me the "12 Days of Craft Mess" inside her card.


This postcard came from MissMeshell. This was actually the first Christmas card that I received this season. I am totally jealous of that wrapping paper!
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2006 03:16:04 AM »

I love the first two  especially the santa girl on the moped. "Nollaig shonasach agus athbhliain shuaimhneach" does mean happy holidays more or less (happy Christmas and a happy new year literally). Nollaig is the Irish for Christmas.

Being "oh so clever" I pinned all my cards up in my Christmas card bower arrangement which featured cards, string, ribbon, nails and staples and tinsel without taking photos. I took pictures of them in situ but I am thinking I might wait till Xmas is over and I'll take better photos of them-unless no one minds vertical photos.

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2006 05:50:35 AM »

ahh, wait and post when you can get a proper picture!  Cheesy

I have been trying to think of some good way that I can display all my cards. Right now they just stand up on my entertainment center and the bookcases in my living room. Its not very inspired.

I would love to see what you have done!
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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2006 05:51:52 AM »

Heh, heh I'll take a picture. I am very proud of it this year!
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2006 06:50:37 PM »

hi ladies, hope everyone had a lovely christmas. i have all my lovely cards on display i bought a swag with holly berries punched holes in the tops of my cards and used jump rings to hang them. i'll send a picture when i get home from my trip.

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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2006 06:14:28 AM »

Great! I need all the ideas I can get for next year.  Cheesy

If anyone else has a crafty way for displaying all their cards - please post!
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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2006 08:58:51 PM »

hi ladies, i wanted to let you all know that urban outfitters has blyth t-shirts. i know alot of like her. i'll admit i never heard of her until i saw some things posted on the boards. anyway heres the link
 
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« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2006 12:39:47 AM »

I finally got around taken a photo of the wonderfull cards I received! Thank you all very much!
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2007 12:07:44 AM »

I love that patchwork card! Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2007 05:04:10 PM »

thanks! I made that one:)

Funny story behind my cards-I had purchased a box of nice Christmas cards at goodwill-only 59 cents for 10 -BUT they said on the cover Merry Christmas from St. Louis and I'm in Texas...so I used a baggie of Christmas fabric scraps I had (also a 30 cent thrift store find) to cover the fronts of the cards-gotta love thrifty and crafty  Wink Wink
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2007 05:05:55 PM »

here are my cards. thank you everybody.  Kiss



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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2007 11:54:41 AM »

Thanks to magnoliacoffee, ScotSkipper402, janeausten, Born2bWild, and Horse Power, for these wonderful cards.





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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2007 04:29:24 PM »

My xmas card from Mave showed up out of the blue. It's hand-crafted and super cute. Thanks so much!! Cheesy

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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2007 05:03:53 PM »

are we going to do a valentine swap?
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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2007 04:21:24 AM »

Someone is talking about a V-day swap but I don't know what it's requirements will be or if it will have cards... that would be cool though!

Looks like there is already an ATC swap in the works: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142779.0
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2007 02:27:13 PM »

if i did a valentine card swap would anyone be interested
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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2007 03:47:28 PM »

I would be into it! Are you thinking store bought?
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