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1  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap-The 10th Round Celebration!-SU Closed!;SO-9/5/18 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: September 11, 2018 01:41:54 PM

Now that I am seemingly able to post photos, I wanted to share with you the front of the card that JoyfulClover included with the patches she made me!!!!!   Shocked  Isn't it perfect??!!

(I was so excited that I posted it in the wrong place, I'm sorry.)
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2  Re: Mini 12 Days of Christmas 2018 Sign up 07/19-08/03 in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: September 11, 2018 01:39:49 PM

(I'm playing with Picasa, trying it all out to learn how it works.  Yipee!  It did this time!)

This is one of the fabrics I'm using for my partner's big items.  DH has been to one of her favorite places and said that this fabric perfectly represented it! Grin
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3  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap - The 10th Round Celebration! in The Swap Gallery by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: September 09, 2018 02:43:50 PM
And since I can NOOOOOOWWWWWWW post, here's what goatgoddess sent me!

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4  Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap - The 10th Round Celebration! in The Swap Gallery by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: September 09, 2018 02:23:31 PM

I CAN POST PHOTOSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THANKS TO ACADIANDRIFTWOOD FOR GIVING ME THE LINK TO PICASA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And please ignore the after shower, pjs on photo of me testing to see if Picasa worked! Grin)
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5  Positivity Rocks! in Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) and Art Abandonment by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: August 01, 2018 07:18:06 AM
And some thumbnails of where they were hid:

(We got to observe a person finding it moments after it was hid!  Shocked)

Under a bull made out of corks (!) at Stew Leonards (a food store).

We went to one of our favorite parks to hide some of the rocks, and we were blessed to see a crane!!!!! Shocked

A VERY VERY VERY special THANK YOU to blupaisan for helping me to post these photos, and for teaching me all about positivity! Kiss Cheesy
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6  Positivity Rocks! in Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) and Art Abandonment by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: August 01, 2018 07:16:19 AM
I didn't want to stuff the entry post with all my in-progress shots so I'm going to post them here:

Painting the rocks:

I used plain white, cheap, acrylic paint.

Decorating the rocks:

I used some paint pens, but mostly sharpies.

I sealed them with a coat of this:
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7  Positivity Rocks! in Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) and Art Abandonment by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: August 01, 2018 07:00:50 AM

I am entering the Craftster Rocks challenge with a group of rocks that all have the same theme:  POSITIVITY!

This is a photo of all of them together right before my DDs and I went out to hide them!

Here is a shot of all the rocks that I am entering, as a group:

Close up photos:

Close close ups Wink of my favorite ones:

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8  Best friends forever spiral rainbow patch in CHALLENGE 123 ENTRIES by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: April 05, 2018 03:31:22 PM


(Thank you to blupaisan who generously allowed me to use her computer to post my entry!)

My entry is a Teesha Moore patch that I made for blupaisan-my partner-in the current round of the TM patch swap.  We first became friends on Craftster.  When I went to meet her in person a few years later, she had made me a rainbow hoopla using beads.  It was an exquisite piece of art, and I still have it hanging up in my home.

I was inspired to make her a patch that was reminiscent of the hoopla she made me...I used rainbow colored varigated thread for the stitches.  The front of the patch is yellow, one of blu's favorite colors.  The back is one of her favorite fabric prints.  The button speaks for itself. Cheesy
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9  Re: Positive Affirmations Swap: Gallery in The Swap Gallery by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: February 14, 2018 10:07:10 AM
I received an AWESOME swap package from thatnate today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looky!  Shocked

Front of the mugrug.

Back of the mugrug.

A GORGEOUS embroidered tree with RAINBOW roots, on a fabric with ORANGE flowers!

I GOT A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I didn't realize how much I loved them till I got this one!   Grin  And it's raaaaiiiinnnnbbbboooowwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say...I've never swapped with thatnate before and we did not PM each other for this swap.  Yet, she must have stalked me so well to hit on so many of my favorite things to put together such a great swap package:  rainbows, tree of life, ladybugs, the color orange, cute woodland creatures (the hedgehog fabric)...

The mugrug is replacing the one on my end table right now.... Cheesy....I am definitely going to use the blue patch on the Teesha Moore pocketbook that I've been in the process of creating...I *might* use the tree on the tote too, I'm not sure....

Is all the embroidery on these beautiful items done by machine?
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10  Re: Personal/Private Swap Gallery, 2018 in The Swap Gallery by LadybugsAndBumblebees on: February 12, 2018 02:51:51 PM
Hi!  I asked the multi-talented craftylittlemonkey if she would do a personal swap with me, after her posting the adorable little crocheted motifs she made.  She generously agreed to do the swap.  Here are photos of the awesome goodies, below:

The lovely orange box that everything came in!  How thoughtful!  (It now holds all the appliques you made me, and is in my fabric basket that I have all my crocheting UFO's in in the livingroom-so I can grab one for use on one of my projects right away!  Grin)

Said appliques:

CAN YOU SEE ALL THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She made a TON of them in SO many different themes, and they are ALL so dang CUTE!  And all I thought I was in for was a few mushrooms.... Wink

She also made items for my DDs, DS, and DH:  (Unfortunately, I gave DH his right away and didn't get a photo of it.  CLM has posted a photo of it in one of the threads, though.  She made him the squashed mouse bookmark!  HE LOVED IT!)

(Please note the attention to detail...I mentioned that my older DD likes Minecraft and the green pouch is hers... Smiley)

The small, wrapped, gift is for my son, which I did not open or give to him and will be saved for Xmas, as will the pouches for the girls.  CLM sent along extra goodies for me which are terrific:

The memory wire bracelet is made up of champagne colored beads and takes my breath away!  What also takes my breath away is the attention to detail and a person's likes.  Notice the beach themed charms on the bracelet?  I adore the beach, and my Craftster profile mentions my need for adjustable bracelets (due to fluctuating weight).  I also mention I collect buttons too....and she didn't disappoint!  (As a matter of fact, I used a button out of it the day I received it-I didn't want to have to walk upstairs and search for one in my craft area!   Roll Eyes)  The ladybug item is a needle minder!  I never heard of such a thing, and it is impeccably made!

Continuing... Grin

Those gelli prints that CLM was posting/asking about?  Well, they were FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!  I love gelli prints, I love stationery, and look at what I got:

She sent me a set of 12, including envelopes.  I posted a range of prints here.  And take a friggin look at the back of the cards:

I ADORE that stamp, adore the ladybugs, and the fact that now when I send one of the cards out to someone, I will get all the credit for the gorgeous card!!!!!! Grin  Hee-hee!

Last, but not least-I love Garfield and she sent me a newspaper comic strip cutout of Garfield!  The theme of the strip was one that applies to me perfectly!  I taped it onto my calendar so I can see it all the time and giggle!  (It also touched my heart...my beloved Grandmother used to do that for me as well, and I miss her very, very much.)  CLM also sent along the ladybug stamp that she used on the stationery, plus two others:

I'm curious, CLM...do you mount these stamps onto a wood block to use them?

I received above and beyond what I expected!  And she put so much attention to detail for everything!

I still owe her her package, and it's almost done.  Will be sent out as soon as two simple things are completed.

THANK YOU FOR AGREEING TO SWAP WITH ME CLM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/color]
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