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581  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 17, 2011 09:59:16 AM

Here is my letter m from Brackish Potato. It is so bright and cheerful - I love all the things she picked out to go on here!
She also sent me a birthday extra (it was yesterday so I am still celebrating thanks to her...)

it is adorable and makes me want to run out and buy a cupcake! That was so sweet of you (pardon the pun) Brackish Potato.  THank you so much for two lovely cards!

next up is from WiccadWitch who came through for my foxes theme -

I keep peering at it to see photographic qualities, but this is no photo!  SHe drew it!!!!  I am stunned. Just stunned.
And here is the wonderful owl that was on the envelope-

It was a precursor to the goodness inside.  All I can say is HO-Ly!!
thank you, WiccadWitch. I love it so much.
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582  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 17, 2011 08:16:30 AM

Here is the lovely sunrise I got from StickerChic87. I just love all the layering and the gorgeous paper for the sun! I imagine that the blue at the bottom is water, then sky colors then the darkness up top that shows the night fading away. It is wonderful!  Thank you, StickerChic87.  You did  a great job on this one!
Next up, I got a turquoise paisley from LolaandBean. Turquoise is my favorite color and paisley my favorite pattern.  I have tried to do paisley artwork and failed but LolaandBean definitely succeeded!

thank you, LolaandBean.  I love it!  i will hang it in my turquoise bedroom.
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583  Re: June 2011 Birthday Swap Discussion and Gallery in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 15, 2011 01:10:18 PM
I have received and I am thrilled to pieces.  MarleesMom made me a journal with some fabric I adore!!  She must have stalked me, because it is sooooo me.

is that fabric to die for or what??
This journal is so professionally put together. Here is the inside with more fabric covering the workings -

and finally a shot of the gold edging -

I am going to put my poems in this journal. I had better write some doozies to live up to the gorgeous container.
thank you very very much, MarleesMom. this was the first bday gift I opened (the big day is tomorrow.) I am so glad it got here for the 16th!  You rock.
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584  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 15, 2011 01:04:16 PM
Mountains and Clouds made me a wonderful sunrise/sunset card in 3D!

I just love it!  It is so pretty and cleverly constructed.  here is a shot of the workings -

Aint it wonderful?  thank you so much, Mountains and Clouds.
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585  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 13, 2011 01:01:42 PM

Above is the card I got from jillybeans for my theme something obscure that happened in 1963.  I am getting just wonderful cards for this theme!  So, Tab was introduced in that year (I did not realize it was so early) and jillybeans did such a great card for it!  I used to drink this in the 70s when I began my diet failures...  she created such a great looking can with intricately cut out letters - I am sure i would not be able to pull that off.
Then to celebrate my birthday (the 16th) she made me some gorgeous extras in little envelopes like this -

inside each was a terrific piece of artwork and here they are -

which opens to be...

wow, did she get my tastes down perfectly!  I adore foxes ( I am in the fox swap right now), my fave color is turquoise, and the chicken is adorable (i used to have chickens and trained on named Chuck.)
You are so generous and thoughtful, jillybeans. Thank you for making my day a very special one with your wonderful talents!!!!

ps at posting time, the pics are skewed oddly... I certainly hope Craftster fixes them in a matter of minutes...
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586  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 13, 2011 10:41:36 AM

check out this stunning piece that eukarya made for my turquoise and scrollwork theme. It is sooooo pretty, I cannot stop looking at it. a real treat for my eyes. It matches my bedroom EXACTLY so I will hang it there.  thank you so much, eukarya!
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587  I couldn't just leave it BLANK, now could I? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by blupaisan on: June 12, 2011 06:55:43 PM

My newest piece of "clothing" is my  hand cast. They gave me a blank slate to work with, so I kept it simple with daisies. I love retro colors like these - brings me back to the 70s when I was a young whippersnapper! The hand is sore, but getting better...
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588  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 11, 2011 12:41:26 PM
Blu - untie the bows and lift the "wrapping paper"!

OMG!  Look what was underneath my ribbons and bows atc!
My absolute favorite creatures of wildlife.  jmiller614, you REALLY rock!
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589  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - JUNE, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 11, 2011 10:16:24 AM

I just opened two cards from jmiller614,  above is an extra, which is so pretty with all of the ribbons!
And for la piece de resistance, one of my favorite cards EVER -
for my kissthisguy lyrics theme (you should really check out kissthisguy website, it is hillarious!!)

every time I look at this I chuckle again.  It rocks!
thank you so much, jmiller614, you really made my day.
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590  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap - May, 2011 in The Swap Gallery by blupaisan on: June 09, 2011 12:31:54 PM

How many licks does it take??!!

Here is my wonderful Owl card from Mrs.LindsayLoo. I love it!  So colorful and cute. i am in awe of when craftsters cut out art to put it on a different background and that was done here, so skillfully.
thank you, Mrs.LindsayLoo!
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