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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Button holder hoopla on: April 02, 2017 07:32:20 AM
I seem to keep accumulating button/pins for some reason, but never wear them. I decided to display them in my craft room, and finally figured out and easy way to do so -- with a hoopla!



I painted the hoop white, then grabbed some  lime green fabric that I have had forever and used that for the background. Then I hot glued a bright blue beaded trim around the edges for an accent.



After that, I attached the buttons and still have some room to grow! An easy-peasy project that uses up some stuff I had kicking around and helps me organize. I'm enjoying it.



Here it is with its crafty friends. Thanks for looking!


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2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Steampunk altered tea tin on: March 09, 2017 04:01:54 PM
I made this tin for Wulf during the altered tea tin swap from a former Twinnings herbal tea tin. I haven't made many steampunk items, but really loved creating this!



Here's the tin in the beginning stages:


I used a variety of alcohol inks and patina paints to get the copper colors. For the outer sides and top, I ran some sheets of metallic sticker paper through my Sizzix Big Shot and embossed them with a brick folder and a clock folder. Then I went to work on those surfaces with the inks and paints.



The knob on top is something I had in my craft hoard, the feet are from the Ranger line and the gears on the front were also from my stash. I personalized the inside with Wulf's name and some fun letters that I distressed.



All in all, this was one of my favorite projects ever! Thanks for looking!


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3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Mixed Media Valentine Swap Gallery (Sendouts by Feb. 6) on: January 25, 2017 03:54:51 AM


Original Thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451313.0

Post Your Hearts When You Get Them!

Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Late with Communication
Need to hear from you

Partners!
Sonjaboo --> loves2experiment --> Smmarrt --> SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday -- curiousfae
alteredmommy -- Wulf
geekgirl1000100 -- pioneer9
IsikkahJai -- Annchen
emilywilde -- Subee
craftylittlemonkey -- Seeuudee
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Mixed Media Valentine Swap (Signup thru Jan 14; sendouts Feb 6) on: January 10, 2017 04:21:44 AM

(photo as seen on Craftycupid.com)

Who loves a good heart? We do -- especially if they are made from mixed media!

Swap name: Mixed Media Valentine Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SonjaBoo
Sign-up date range: 1/10/17-1/14/17
Date to send item by: Monday, February 6, 2017

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Correct, I'm not
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Let's show some love for mixed media! In this swap, we'll each be creating ONE mixed media heart that is no larger than 6" or so in size. (You can cheat a little, just check with your partner.) Just big enough to look amazing, but small enough to create in a short turn around -- and hopefully keep postage costs at a minimum! This swap has three weeks for crafting so participants can receive their heart in time for Valentine's Day.

Again, this swap is for ONE heart -- but if you and your partner decide on extras, that is fine!

What can I use to create my heart?
You can use paper, fabric, wood, wool, canvas, paper clay, paper mache, glass... whatever inspires you!

What should my heart look like?
Follow your heart! Maybe yours is an altered canvas, or a mini shrine. It might be a tiny quilt, a gorgeous stuffie or a lovely needle felted creation. Or maybe you make a metal or glass piece to wow your partner. The possibilities are endless!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Mixed Media Valentine Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Are you aware that this swap will allow three weeks for crafting?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Do you have any allergies/allergens in your home?
What sorts of mixed media materials would you be likely to use?
Any favorite colors?
Any themes that you love?
Would you prefer a heart that is hangable, or something you put on a shelf, etc.?
Do you have a pinterest profile, etc. that you'd like to share with your partner?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?


Our Swappers:

SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday
craftylittlemonkey
Smmarrt
geekgirl1000100
pioneer9
seeuudee
IsikkahJai
emilywilde
curiousfae
loves2experiment
Annchen
Wulf
subee
alteredmommy

Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Late with Communication
Need to hear from you

Partners!
Sonjaboo --> loves2experiment --> Smmarrt --> SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday -- curiousfae
alteredmommy -- Wulf
geekgirl1000100 -- pioneer9
IsikkahJai -- Annchen
emilywilde -- subee
craftylittlemonkey -- Seeuudee
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mixed Media Valentine Swap? on: December 27, 2016 04:13:55 AM
 
(as seen on Craftycupid.com)

Anyone up for a mixed media Valentine swap? My general thoughts are that we'll send a little Valentine project, no larger than 6x6 to our partners.

Potential ideas:
Small canvas
paper clay hearts
paper mache hearts
altered tin
etc., and so forth

I am happy to organize, and would get this up and running by early January so that we have some time to craft! Anyone interested?

Here are a few other images to get the creative juices flowing:



(both images from ihanna.nu)



(from AlteredIris on Etsy)


(from PaperCalliope)
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads Swap Gallery on: November 09, 2016 03:54:57 AM


Post your Happy Mail here!

Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Uh-oh
sending late with communication

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0#ixzz4PVn4NWLO
Partners!
geekgirl1000100 ->   nooitaremybirthday
zcrafter ->   Onyxnox
pioneer9 ->  SonjaBoo
jenleahlynn ->   RougeRaven
Homerof2 ->   dftba
dftba ->   purplexime
vkvhawk ->   Onyxnox
purplexime ->   kayrun
RougeRaven ->   SonjaBoo

Discussion thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450459.0
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads (S/U now-Oct.24; S/O Nov. 11) on: October 14, 2016 04:15:00 AM


Swap name: Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SonjaBoo
Sign-up date range: October 14-22, 2016
Date to send item by: Monday, November 7, 2016
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:  This is it!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Unfortunately

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

Details of swap:
Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps so lets bring another one to Craftster! For this swap, youll beautifully decorate an envelope (something around a 6x9ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Remember, whatever you do, you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!) Then, youll include FIVE small but handmade (or hand altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.

This is a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along five hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask? Here are some ideas!
Handmade  stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc. (And many other ideas not even mentioned here! Use your imagination, as long as someone can craft with it and you made it.)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

And of course, our previous gallery! Check out the eye candy!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0


...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree!)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree!)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

SonjaBoo
Onyxnox
vkvhawk
Homerof2
kayrun
RougeRaven
purplexime
noooitaremybirthday
Jenleahlynn
zcrafter
dftba
pioneer9
geekgirl1000100

Partners!
geekgirl1000100 ->   nooitaremybirthday
zcrafter ->   Onyxnox
pioneer9 ->   SonjaBoo
jenleahlynn ->   RougeRaven
Homerof2 ->   dftba
dftba ->   purplexime
vkvhawk ->   Onyxnox
purplexime ->   kayrun
RougeRaven ->   SonjaBoo


Our gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450734.0
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Happy Mail Swap Gallery on: September 02, 2016 03:53:05 AM

Post your Happy Mail here!

Link to Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449945.0

Sent
Received
Sent & Received
Uh-oh
sending late with communication

Happy Partners:
SonjaBoo --> noooitaremybirthday
SonjaBoo --> Onyxnox
rackycoo --> teag
rackycoo --> pottermouth
Onyxnox --> SonjaBoo
Onyxnox --> whats_her_name
loves2experiment --> LimeRiot
BigBangMomma --> Tattooedcrafter
BigBangMomma --> Sharalee
Tattooedcrafter --> BigBangMomma
Tattooedcrafter --> kbrison
whats_her_name --> Onyxnox
whats_her_name --> Homerof2
Abbeeroad --> curiousfae
curiousfae --> Abbeeroad
curiousfae --> kwality570
bec99 --> deadbathducky
bec99 --> edelC
deadbathducky --> bec99
deadbathducky --> Summer6061
vkvhawk --> flygirl88
geekgirl1000100 --> Summer6061
flygirl88 --> vkvhawk
kwality570 --> noooitaremybirthday
kwality570 --> curiousfae
pottermouth -->rackycoo
edelC --> bec99
edelC --> alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom --> edelC
alwaysinmyroom --> teag
Summer6061 --> deadbathducky
Summer6061 --> geekgirl1000100
Smmarrt --> LeapFeetFirst
Smmarrt --> pioneer9
Homerof2 --> whats_her_name
LeapFeetFirst --> Smmarrt
kbrison --> Tattooedcrafter
pioneer9 --> Smmarrt
Sharalee --> BigBangMomma
noooitaremybirthday --> SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday --> kwality570
teag --> alwaysinmyroom
teag --> rackycoo
LimeRiot --> loves2experiment
craftylittlemonkey --> Belladune
Belladune --> craftylittlemonkey

9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Happy Mail Swap (SU Aug 17-26; SO Sept 14) on: August 17, 2016 04:08:45 AM


Swap name: Happy Mail Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: SonjaBoo
Sign-up date range: August 17-26th
Date to send item by: Wednesday, September 14th
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): Nope
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Nope!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now:  This is it!
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Unfortunately

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: Yes
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: Yes
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: Yes

Details of swap:
Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps so lets bring one to Craftster! For this swap, youll beautifully decorate an envelope (something around a 6x9ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Remember, whatever you do, you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!) Then, youll include FIVE small but handmade (or hand altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.

This is a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along five hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask? Here are some ideas!
Handmade  stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc. (And many other ideas not even mentioned here! Use your imagination, as long as someone can craft with it and you made it.)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449792.0#ixzz4HaOtHUSD
Read more: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=449792.0
...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree!)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree!)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Colors you love:
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

SonjaBoo
rackycoo
Onyxnox
loves2experiment
teag
BigBangMomma
tattooedcrafter
whats_her_name
Abbeeroad
curiousfae
bec99
deadbathducky
vkvhawk
geekgirl1000100
flygirl88
kwality570
pottermouth
edelC
alwaysinmyroom
Summer6061
belladune
Smmarrt
Homerof2
LeapFeetFirst
kbrison
pioneer9
Sharalee
noooitaremybirthday
LimeRiot

Happy Partners:
SonjaBoo --> noooitaremybirthday
SonjaBoo --> Onyxnox
rackycoo --> teag
rackycoo --> pottermouth
Onyxnox --> SonjaBoo
Onyxnox --> whats_her_name
loves2experiment --> LimeRiot
BigBangMomma --> Tattooedcrafter
BigBangMomma --> Sharalee
Tattooedcrafter --> BigBangMomma
Tattooedcrafter --> kbrison
whats_her_name --> Onyxnox
whats_her_name --> Homerof2
Abbeeroad --> curiousfae
curiousfae --> Abbeeroad
curiousfae --> kwality570
bec99 --> deadbathducky
bec99 --> edelC
deadbathducky --> bec99
deadbathducky --> Summer6061
vkvhawk --> flygirl88
geekgirl1000100 --> Summer6061
flygirl88 --> vkvhawk
kwality570 --> noooitaremybirthday
kwality570 --> curiousfae
pottermouth -->rackycoo
edelC --> bec99
edelC --> alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom --> edelC
alwaysinmyroom --> teag
Summer6061 --> deadbathducky
Summer6061 --> geekgirl1000100
Smmarrt --> LeapFeetFirst
Smmarrt --> pioneer9
Homerof2 --> whats_her_name
LeapFeetFirst --> Smmarrt
kbrison --> Tattooedcrafter
pioneer9 --> Smmarrt
Sharalee --> BigBangMomma
noooitaremybirthday --> SonjaBoo
noooitaremybirthday --> kwality570
teag --> alwaysinmyroom
teag --> rackycoo
LimeRiot --> loves2experiment

Link to Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Happy Mail Swap? on: July 28, 2016 04:08:40 AM
Who can be sad when they receive Happy Mail?  Grin

Many mixed-media artists out there have fun with Happy Mail swaps, and I thought maybe there are some Craftsters who would too! Essentially, you would beautifully decorate an envelope (probably a slightly larger one than letter size), and include fun doo-dads that you have made like stickers, a card, bits of ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, an ATC or two, etc.

This would be a low-pressure swap, with the only requirement being that you must send along only hand-made or hand-altered goodies, rather than store-bought. (Let's keep this inexpensive!)

Here are a few links for inspiration!
http://www.artcreatiu.com/ideas-happy-mail/
http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/blog/2014/7/24/junk-mail-is-happy-mail
http://redlead.typepad.com/artsee/2015/07/seaside-summer-pocket-letter-happy-mail.html

I am happy to organize if we have any interest!
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