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131  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Stuff an Envelope Swap (INTERNATIONAL) rd 2 - s/u to 30th June on: June 29, 2012 11:27:29 PM
Yippee, I finished and sent in the questionnaire!  I've been thinking about this swap for days trying to come up with various ideas.  I spent a good part of yesterday researching the correct envelope size and ended up ordering a few samples from an envelope company online.  I can't wait to get started!
132  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 75 ENTRIES / Re: Birds birds birds! on: June 08, 2012 08:15:38 PM
I love your use of the book pages in this project, this is so neat!!
133  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES / Re: Literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Necklace! on: May 22, 2012 07:16:41 PM
Thank you everyone for all your kind comments!  Smiley

Misty, I used a tiny dab of glue from a hot glue gun. The pebble isn't very heavy, so it worked out really well.
134  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES / Re: Literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Necklace! on: May 08, 2012 11:15:04 AM
Awesome! I have this same necklace pinned already Tongue How did you fasten the jump ring to the pebble since you couldn't drill it?

I ended up gluing the jump ring. Fortunately, the pebble wasn't very heavy, so the glue held really well!
135  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 74 ENTRIES / Literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Necklace! on: May 07, 2012 10:02:57 PM
A while ago, I came across a really neat necklace on one of the craft sites I visit (I think it was craftgawker.com), I fell in love with it and saved the picture on my phone with the intent of someday making my own.  A few months later, this Craftster challenge came up presenting the perfect opportunity for me to find the time to make the necklace!  The necklace fit this challenge perfectly because it is a literal "Rock, Paper, Scissors" necklace Smiley.

The paper is from an old book, so it already had the aged coloring, plus the paper was WAY thicker than any paper used in current books!  I put a thin layer of some paper sealant on it to strengthen and seal it.  I found the pebble in my backyard and was going to drill a hole in it, but none of the local hardware stores carry diamond tip bits.  The scissors were the hardest part of the project - none of the craft stores in the surrounding area carried scissors charms.  Just when I was about to hang my head in despair, I found a jewelry cart in the mall that had exactly what I was looking for!  I know my pictures aren't the greatest quality, but hopefully they work okay.

The necklace:

Preparing to put it all together:

Action-ish shot:

Close up action-ish shot showing the details and less shadow from my head:

I hope you all like it, I definitely enjoyed making it and am pleased with the final outcome!

136  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! on: March 15, 2012 06:55:58 PM
What a bittersweet post...I received my last bookmark!  Pincushion_Queen took two of my favorites - "Jane Eyre" and text - and combined them!  I'm not exactly sure how she managed to laminate just the individual letters, but I love it!  Thank you Pincushion_Queen!!

137  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: 100 Facts About Me Swap Rd 3 Gallery on: March 09, 2012 08:48:00 PM
I received a wonderful package from Karwash!  I picked it up at the post office then stopped by the gas station.  I was so excited I couldn't wait...so I tore into it at the gas station.  LOL, I was grinning ear to ear  Grin.

She made me this great hat that will keep me warm (I hate being cold!)  She included this fabric that used to be her great grandmother's, I'm going to figure out something special to use it for.  She also included some sea salt and caramel chocolates!

I love, love, LOVE Doctor Who.  She made me these Peanuts inspired Doctor Who shoes, they have the Doctor, Amy, and Rory on them!  Karwash, you did a great job on these, I love them!

Everything was packed in this beautiful box.  This is the exact kind of box I would pin on pinterest.  I don't think I mentioned it on my questionnaire, but I'm in love with boxes.  Plus, I really like trees - my favorite thing is the heart with my husband's and my initials!  To top it all off, she created my favorite effect (the use of text) for the box interior...just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I looked closer and saw that she used one of my favorite books (Pride and Prejudice) for the text!

Thank you SO much Karwash, I really appreciate your attention to detail!

138  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! on: March 05, 2012 08:33:53 PM
I received from kwality570 and gozer  Grin.

I love how Kwality combined my love of text with the butterflies for this bookmark.  Each butterfly is like a little window of text!

I had written that I like steampunk and Gozer did the most ingenious thing, she combined steampunk with pinup!  It's something I never would have thought of and I absolutely love the result!

It has itty bitty gears attached to it as well!

Thank you both so much!
139  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap Round 5 Gallery! on: March 01, 2012 07:19:02 PM
I received from WideEyedLife yesterday!  I am floored by her teeny tiny bookbinding skills.  She made a ribbon bookmark with an actual tiny handmade book that hangs below! 

She also included this extra!

See how small it is!?

The little book even had its own ribbon bookmark!

Thank you so much WideEyedLife!
140  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: 100 Facts About Me Swap Rd 3 Gallery on: March 01, 2012 07:05:51 PM
Only one more day until send outs and I still have a bit left to do!  I'll have it all done and in the mail by tomorrow though.

I figured, I'd give Karwash a little teaser while she waits for the package... Below is a list of Karwash's facts that I applied to my crafts!  Grin

9. I love musical theatre.
10. My favorite musical is Avenue Q.
21. My favorites colors are grey, purple, and green.
24. I love zombie type movies even foreign ones.
25. My dad has promised to take me to the shooting range to teach me to shoot a gun so I am ready for a zombie apocalypse.
34. I keep my thought organized by writing everything down on yellow legal pads.
85. I love wearing sunglasses and have a hard time going outside without them.
100. http://pinterest.com/karwash/

I hope I hit the mark with everything!
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