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1  Who Crafted Laura Palmer? [Twin Peaks Happy Mail] in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LimeRiot on: March 25, 2018 09:19:33 PM
Who crafted Laura Palmer? I did!!

Thanks to the inspiration from fellow Twin Peaks fan, mandykaye Smiley. We were in the Happy Mail swap together and when I saw this theme in her ATC list, I knew I had to craft for it. I had sooo many ideas but finally landed on these items...



Log-lady inspired note cards - "my log has something to tell you." These could come in handy if a coworker has spinach in their teeth and you want to subtly tell them Smiley.


A collection of stickers with various Twin Peaks references. Some of these were inspired by enamel pins I found.


Another notecard with a famous Twin Peaks warning...


Dancing man ATC (he's on a brad so he can shake) and an evidence bag with a chip from One Eyed Jacks.


I wood slice ornament with the Twin Peaks painted on.


Donuts!! Just like Agend Dale Cooper likes Smiley.


And the envelope I sent in. This picture was inspired by some digital fan art I found online...and the iconic "Welcome" sign, of course.


I really could have crafted for this swap for another 6 months and still wouldn't have run out of ideas. It was so fun to create for a fellow fan of the show!
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2  Re: Happy Mail Round 4 Gallery! (send out 3/26) in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: March 15, 2018 09:37:24 PM
My turn! My turn! I received a happy mail package from mandykaye today and can confirm that it did its job and made me very happy Smiley.

Check out the colorful envelope with the bamboo print!


Inside were these gorgeous prints. They are so bright and I just adore them!! I think I'm going to hang one up as wall art. I don't know if I can bear cutting into them but they could make great cards or ATC backgrounds. They are on beautiful heavy paper too.



Doesn't it look like you could fall right into this galaxy watercolor? Space is always one of my favorite themes.


She also made me this really neat little book with altered art inside. I really like all of the different textures, designs, colors, and prints on all the pages.



FLAMINGOS!!!! YAY!!! They came in a cute ATC folder too.


How pretty is this pendant?? I'm excited to see it in the daylight. I think it will catch the sun beautifully.


And...EXTRAS!! I've recently reignited my childhood love of stickers Smiley. There are so many fun ones in this collection.


Thank you, mandykaye! You really brightened my day with this package!
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3  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- February 2018 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: March 09, 2018 10:54:23 PM
I received another spectacular card today!! This one from cmarion3 for my Pacific Northwest theme. It's an incredibly detailed, paper cut, multi-textured, multi-medium piece of art! It depicts a story of a gull who selfishly hoards the light and a raven who tricks him into releasing it. Love it all.



It came with a beautifully bright and textured card.



And here is the story...



Thank you so much, cmarion!!
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4  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- February 2018 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: March 08, 2018 08:43:39 PM
I received a beautiful card from blu for my barn theme! The details are so impressive - look at the fence!! I feel like I could step right into this card. I just adore it.



Thank you, blu!!
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5  Happy Mail Round 4 Gallery! (send out 3/26) in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: March 07, 2018 08:02:25 PM
Discussion Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454293.0


Image from: https://mamaelephant.com/

Notes about Sending, Receiving, and Feedback

SENDING:
Take pictures of your items before you send. When sending, you must use a DC# (or for overseas keep that receipt). Keep your receipt until your partner receives. PM your group organizer and partner when you send.

RECEIVING: PM group organizer and partner when you receive. Take pictures of received items. Post pictures in gallery in a timely manner.

FEEDBACK: Given when a package is received (verified through PM or DC#). I will usually do a few batches per week but if you need immediate feedback to join another swap, let me know via PM.

Sent
Partner has Received
Feedback
Late with communication

Partners


blupaisan <> jillybeans
goatgoddess <> Onyxnox
mlsocci74 <> Rosie1981
Artmomto5 <> geekgirl1000100
FiberAlchemist <> jillybeans
Artmomto5 <> lindyv321
thanate <> Witchhippie
hereintherain <> loves2experiment
jellybean89 <> Witchhippie
blupaisan <> Onyxnox
bec99 <> mlsocci74
FiberAlchemist <> Rosie1981
Abbeeroad <> geekgirl1000100
LimeRiot <> mandykaye
bec99 <> thanate
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6  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: February 19, 2018 10:43:54 AM
And here's what I made for myself...

Really liked this statement so made a version for myself to keep around as a reminder to have quiet time in the midst of the hustle Smiley.


I also made myself some emergency affirmation cards similar to the ones I made for kittykill. Not sure if these ones ended up in my envelopes or kittykill's but they are all about the same. 
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7  Happy Mail Swap R4 - Come on, Get HAPPY (SU 2/15 - 2/24, SO 3/26) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by LimeRiot on: February 15, 2018 09:17:46 PM
Hello Craftster, here's a swap that we're doin'
Come on, get happy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
We'll make you happy

(borrowed from The Partridge Family Wink)


Image from: https://mamaelephant.com/


Swap name: Happy Mail Swap, Round 4 - Come On, Get HAPPY!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: LimeRiot
Sign-up date range: 2/15/18 - 2/24/18
Date to send item by: 3/26/18
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: YES
- 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*


*This is a paper swap so no tracking is required. However, you do agree that if your mail art goes missing, you will need to resend.

Details of swap:
(copied from fabulous organizers of previous rounds, SonjaBoo and Smmarrt)

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

Erin Reed on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oct9ZLbOI3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQdHiN45g94

InkieQuill on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8hpVWjLvN4

And of course, our previous galleries! Check out the eye candy!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450093.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450734.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=453574.0

...

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer/LimeRiot:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap Round 4 - Come On, Get HAPPY!
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:


ONE more reminder that tracking is not required for this swap. HOWEVER, if your happy mail goes missing, you agree to resend another happy mail and doo-dads package. You can use tracking of course, but the stickers mess up the vibe of the happy, capiche?


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

GALLERY
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8  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: February 14, 2018 08:41:03 PM
OH. MY. STARS. You guys!! You won't believe the package I received from KittyKill today. She is such a dear friend and she showered me with incredible affirmations at a time when I really really needed it. I can't think of anything I would have liked to receive more on Valentine's Day!!

I've got a pretty serious coffee habit and frequently need a reminder to "get it" so this couldn't be more perfect! Really love the colors too.


Love this key and the saying that goes with it. I'll keep it close for good luck! And the lip balm is so yummy (don't eat it though Smiley). Did you make it, KittyKill? The container is super cute too.


I am weird!! Very accurate Cheesy. This is a really neat book of prompts. I'm going to take it to have in my office. It will be a fun distraction!


Last, but certainly not least, not one but TWO incredible pieces of embroidery!!

I love this saying - what a great reminder to have a little fun and liveliness each day! I really love the calligraphy writing and the sweet bunting. It's all ADORABLE! I think I'm going to hang this in my office (next to a couple of other KittyKill hoops I have there Smiley).


How cute is this?! I dare you to look at it and not smile. Dare you!! The writing is extra cool on this one - both the font and how it is filled in. I just adore it!


Thank you so much for everything, KittyKill. This package came at just the moment I needed a pick-me-up. You made me feel extra extra special Smiley. Love you, Lady!! XOXOXO
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9  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- January 2018 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: February 14, 2018 05:10:57 PM
Check out the super cool cacti I received from Rosie! I really love the blurred technique, especially around the border. Great addition to my succulent collection! Thank you, Rosie Smiley.

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10  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap -- January 2018 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by LimeRiot on: February 12, 2018 09:37:00 PM
Cross-stitched ATC!! How neat. That's a great design and I know even small patterns like that take a boatload of work! The circus tent is cool too. I'm not familiar with the lyrics but the shape and stripes of a circus tent are always smile-inducing Cheesy.

I get to show off a couple of new cards!

This awesome deep sea inspired card from thanate!! These are deep sea worms and Mr. Lime and I were JUST watching a show about them. They live in these crazy hydrothermal vents. The neatest part of this card is that it glows in the dark - unfortunately, I couldn't get a good snap of that. Love the little white crabs too.


SpazzyBrat made me this hilarious pun card! I'm a lover of puns but I don't think I've ever heard this one. Such a hoot. And since I'm also a lover of packaging, I can't help but mention the cute teeny white envelope it came in Smiley.


Thank you both!!
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