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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / What about a reusuable grocery bag swap? on: January 03, 2018 09:06:24 AM
I don't know if this is a state thing or across the US, but I live in NY and they have recently instituted this law that if you don't have your own bag to put your groceries, etc... in, then you need to pay 5 cents per bag from the store to put your stuff in.

I couldn't organize, but I just thought I'd throw the idea out there.
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Check out my gelli prints!!!!!! on: January 04, 2017 02:00:26 PM
I just got a new gelli plate (and received acrylic paints for Xmas) so I've spent the last hour or so making prints!  I'm so excited, and my DD and I had a lot of fun making them.  Here goes some photos of what we made so far:

That is a photo of the entire group of prints so far.

This one was a second print using the first set of stencils and different color paint.

This was the first go round of the above print.

This was one using different things I had as stencils.  The big circle was a cupcake liner.  I thought the ridges in the paper would make a print, but instead I got a big circle.  No matter, it still looks cool.

This is the sheet of paper I used to roll the brayer on to get rid of the excess paint.  One you tube video I watched said that that paper could be used as well, b/c it tends to come out so pretty too.  So I'm saving and using it.

Here are some stencils that I've collected around the house (The flower stamp has never been used with an ink pad, so it's safe to use with the gelli plate.

I'm going to you tube how to make a journal and try my hand at it using some of these prints.  Cheesy
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / How to copy an image onto canvas?-BEGINNER'S QUESTION on: June 15, 2016 05:14:58 AM
My son has a pineapple tattoo that I want to make into a piece of art for his apartment.  I purchased a white canvas.  I am assuming that I can use pencil to lightly draw the image onto the canvas.  Am I right in that assumption?

After I do that, I would like to use some sort of medium to color in/outline the image.  I would rather use something that has more control to it than a paintbrush.  What could I use?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / What surfaces do iron on patches work best? on: May 29, 2016 08:32:02 AM
I purchased a brand new canvas tote from a garage sale yesterday, and I received some lovely stamped fabric iron on patches from artsycandice in the 'Box of Sunshine' swap.

artsycandice explained how to adhere the iron ons to a surface, but I have a few more questions:

-Will the iron ons adhere well to the canvas? 

-If not, what kind of fabric would the iron ons work best on?

-Either way, should I wash the item I want to adhere the iron ons to first, or is it ok to use in its unwashed state?

If anyone has any suggestions, could you PLEASE PM me with them? Smiley  I really want to work on this project today and looking thru my PMs is easier when I'm on my phone.

Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Another Decorative Initial! on: April 19, 2016 08:57:39 AM
A kind friend sent a package to my DD for her birthday that contained a letter 'M' to decorate, stickers, paintbrushes, and paint.

Here is what she made with those supplies:

It was a lot of fun!  She did 98% of it herself, and asked me for input.  It was great spending time with her on this!
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pocket Letter Swap? on: April 04, 2016 05:32:34 AM
edelC did this with someone as a personal swap (check out that board to see what a pocket letter looks like), and I thought it would make an AMAZING IDEA for a swap!

A pocket letter is basically made up of using one of those clear plastic baseball card pages, with nine slots.  In those nine slots, you put in ATC's you've made.  On the other side, behind the ATC's, you put epherma (sp?), etc...

It seems like a unique idea for a swap, not too time or supply intensive, and low cost to mail.

I cannot organize, but I really wanted to put this idea out there, and I will definitely be in the swap if someone can organize!  Grin
7  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / SWAP ANGEL NEEDED-Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It Swap on: March 11, 2016 07:41:34 AM
I have an individual that was not sent a package for this swap and needs someone to angel for her.

I will choose whoever can craft what items this person would like.

There will be a two week crafting time for whoever angels.

This person resides in the US.

Thank you!

ANGEL HAS BEEN FOUND!  blupaisan has offered.  Thanks, blu!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Make Me A Purse/Tote And Fill It!----->GALLERY on: January 22, 2016 10:49:01 AM

Post the goodies you receive here! Grin
9  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Project Night Night! on: January 16, 2016 08:30:24 AM
I was heavily involved in donating completed bags to shelters for Project Night Night.  Then I found Craftster  Wink and stopped being involved with Project Night Night for several years.  I've now found a way to happily combine both!  Grin

Here is a photo of a complete Project Night Night bag; which contains a book, crib sized blanket (that I crocheted) and a stuffed bear:

(sorry for the sideways photo)

Project Night Night bags are considered "complete" with those three items.  However, I like to add extras when possible:

I try to always add a nightlight b/c I figure what can be scarier than being expected to sleep in the dark in a new environment for a young child?  I always add bookmarks b/c you can find them for free anywhere.  The other extras pictured are from what I found while cleaning out my girls' playroom.  I'll add them to the bags as a surprise.

This is such a great cause, the people who run it are wonderful, and it gives me such fulfillment to take part in such a great cause!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / How about a January birthday swap? on: January 03, 2016 11:40:02 AM
I know that the birthday swaps have been done in the past, but since this is my birthday month, I was hoping someone would start this one up!  Grin Wink

I'm organizing another swap so I can't org this one.

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