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11  Re: I Love Valentine's Day Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: February 08, 2017 03:33:47 PM
Sorry to be so slow to post photos especially when everything was so wonderful. We had a family member disappear Jan.30th. His body was found Sunday but his truck is still missing. We don't know if his truck is in a local lake or if it was stolen. Anyway, my mind has been in such a fog that I didn't realize I hadn't seen this gallery for awhile. I think my computer hates craftster because it keeps screwing up my notifications and won't always let me post photos.

I received from the fabulous kittykill almost a week ago. Hope you haven't given up on me posting, Pam. Photo bomb coming!
First, the really cute vintage style card

Then, a plush heart pillow that's larger than it seems in this photo

Kittykill made me a candy shrine using a box from one of her favorite Valentine candies plus it's the first shrine I've ever received! Lucky me!!!

Candy! I'm diabetic, so Kittykill tracked down sugarfree chocolate turtles (my favorite chocolate candy) and Lindt chocolates. There's also a lips sucker (like a ring pop). Yum! And she packaged the goodies in a sweet little mail box that she decorated for the holiday.

There was a package of chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, a rubber ducky that lights up, and a little pink pig suction toy. If I were a nicer person, I'd give the duck and the pig to my sis-in-law who collects pigs and rubber ducks. Nope! I'm keepin'  these!

Kittykill crafted a papercone for me, cute in its own right, but then she lined it with a vintage handerchief. I had told her that I like "snarky", thus the 'sucker' embroidery. A nearby town holds a Sucker Day annually because they were hoodwinked by a con man decades ago. Rather than let that get them down, they celebrate it every year. I think the last laugh was on the con man.


Finally, I got a large mug that's perfect for hot chocolate or a cappuchino plus a gorgeous example of Kitty's embroidery skills, a felt cup cozy decorated with a heart, flowers, and paisley motifs, all design elements I love.
Thanks, Kittykill! I was so lucky to finally have you as a partner. Lindy, thanks for organizing, in between your trips to Disney, of course!  Grin
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12  Re: Paper and Mixed Media Craft-Along in Craftalongs by kbrison on: February 02, 2017 10:01:29 PM
My partner in the Valentine Swap has received, so now I can post the box card I made for Kittykill as well as the embellishments I made from the extra die cuts. Kittykill loves vintage, so I added paper doily fans, scalloped hearts, and vintage images I printed on cardstock. Loved making this card.
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13  Re: Thing-A-Day Feb 2017 Craftalong in Craftalongs by kbrison on: January 19, 2017 01:04:26 PM
Last February there were a number of days when the only crafting I did was to prep for projects, but it forced me to make progress towards my goals. Count me in again!

February
1 - Stretch headband w/yo-yo heart embellishment for granddaughter, 2 heart ornaments

2 - Cut out burp cloths
3 - Assisted w/Dresses for Africa project by cutting and pinning fabric
4 - Finished a miniature quilt square tag, a zipper rose brooch, and crocheted on a child-sized afghan

5 - "You caught my heart" earrings

6 - Worked on afghan
7 - Finished child afghan, made 2 more pairs of "You caught my heart" earrings

8 - Made a heart bracelet; worked on swap project

9 - Worked on swap project
10 - Worked on swap project
11 - Worked on swap project & made quilted bookmark fronts
12 - Worked on swap project
13 - Worked on swap project
14 - Finished swap project & worked on quilted bookmark fronts

15 - Finished a Star Wars burp cloth

16 - Finished another Star Wars burp cloth

17 - Made quilted bookmark fronts
18 - Made quilted bookmark fronts & started a Tunisian crochet project
19 - Made quilted bookmark fronts & worked on a Tunisian crochet project
20 - Made quilted bookmark fronts
21 - Made even more quilted bookmark fronts & made a leprechaun's top hat prototype
22 - nothing
23 - Cut out 40+ brims for leprechaun top hat nut cups
24 - More prepping for leprechaun hats - cut all the green cardstock to size and shape, cut tp tubes in half
25 - Worked on bookmarks
26 - Worked on bookmarks
27 - Worked on bookmarks
28 - Worked on bookmarks
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14  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by kbrison on: January 02, 2017 12:06:41 PM
2017 goals:
1 - Finish piecing 2 quilt tops
2 - Create 200 projects
3 - Crochet 1 Tunisian crochet project
4 - Crochet 2 baby throws - 2/7, 4/29
5 - Make at least 5 projects for Difference Makers auction: 2/8, 2/8, 6/19
6 - Sew 7 steampunk or historical doll outfits for great-great nieces
7 - Complete 10 or more WIPs : 1/1, 1/2, 1/17, 2/4, 7/3
8 - Learn 1 new craft technique - Using a felting/embellishing machine - 1/30, mold-making & resin embellishments - 6/16, glass etching - 9/6
9 - Start scrapbook for grandbaby
10 - Make something for myself every month - 2/1, 3/28, 6/16, 6/20, 6/20, 9/2, 10/9, 10/10

TOTALS
January - 15
February - 11
March - 8
April - 1
May - 4
June - 16
July - 10
August - 4
September - 4
October - 20
November - 25
December - 5
Year to date totals: 123/200

And I'm off to a strong start! - - - Started going off track in March. Still not getting much crafting done, but hope to change that soon.

JANUARY

#1 - Darth Vader bib - Finished 1/1 - 50% from stash

#2 - Tuxedo shirt bib #2 - Finished 1/1 - WIP

#3 - Peasant blouse for 18" doll - Finished 1/2 - WIP

#4 - Crocheted scarf - Finished 1/5 - 100% from stash

#5 - Appliqued car bib - Finished 1/17 - WIP

#6 - Rickrack & ribbon plant poke - Finished 1/27
#7 - Burlap flower barrette - Finished 1/27

#8 - Ruffled flower bracelet - Finished 1/28
#9 - Vintage Valentine box card - Finished 1/29- 100% from stash

#10 - Valentine picks - Finished 1/29 - 100% from stash

#11 - Fabric bookmark - Finished 1/30 - 100% from stash

#12 - 6 quilted coasters for Kittykill - Finished 1/19 - 100% from stash

#13 - Quilted pouch for Kittykill - Finished 1/21 - 100% from stash

#14 - Tea wallet for Kittykill - Finished 1/23 - 100% from stash

#15 - Felted mantle runner for Kittykill - Finished 1/30 - 90% from stash


FEBRUARY

#16 - Stretch headband for granddaughter - Finished 2/1 - 100% from stash

#17 - 2 Valentine ornaments - Finished 2/1 - 90% from stash - for me

#18 - Miniature quilt tag - Finished 2/4 - WIP

#19 - Zipper rose brooch - Finished 2/4 - 100% from stash

#20 - "You caught my heart" earrings - Finished 2/6 - 50% from stash

#21 - Child afghan #1 - Finished 2/7

#22 - Hearts bracelet for DM - Finished 2/8 - charity - 100% from stash

#23 - 2 pair "You caught my heart" earrings for DM - Finished 2/8 - charity - 50% from stash

#24 - Paper pieced mini quilt/placemat for cmarion3 - Finished 2/14 - 100% from stash

#25 - Star Wars burp cloth - Finished 2/15 - 100% from stash

#26 - Darth Vader burp cloth - Finished 2/16 - 100% from stash


MARCH

#27 - 40 placemats for mystery dinner - Finished 3/12 - church

#28 - 40 Leprechaun top hats  - Finished 3/14 - church - 100% from stash See photo #27
#29 - 36 shamrock picks & 8 city name picks for centerpieces - Finished 3/14 - church - 100% from stashSee photo #27
#30 - Bulletin board for mystery dinner - Finished 3/17 - church - 50% from stash

#31 - Place cards for mystery dinner - Finished 3/17 - church - 100% from stash See photo #27
#32 - Philly 3-step Lucious Lemon Cheesecake - Finished 3/17 - church

#33 - Philly 3-step Toffee Crunch Cheesecake - Finished 3/17 - church

#34 - Cards using OWH #146 template - Finished 3/28/17 - 100% from stash - for me


APRIL

#35 - Child afghan #2 - Finished 4/29 - 100% from stash


MAY

#36 - Embellished 6 gift bags for OHCE Week - Finished 5/7 - 50% from stash
#37 - Cards - Finished 5/12 - 100% from stash

#38 - Purple project bag for Annchen - Finished 5/14 - 99% from stash

#39 - Sugarfree pineapple cake - Made 5/29

JUNE

#40 - Turkey, bacon, cheese sliders & ham, bacon, cheese sliders in a Dutch oven - Made 6/10

#41 - 18 cards for deployed military - Finished 6/16 - charity - 100% from stash
No photos
#42 - Cross-stitch on wood necklace for DM - Finished 6/19 - charity - 100% from stash

#43 - Cross-stitch on wood necklace #2 - Finished 6/19 - family reunion auction - 100% from stash

#44 - Heart mold & resin heart - Finished 6/16 - *new technique*
#45/46 - Fairy gardens for me - Finished 6/20


#47 - SEI photo album for family reunion auction - Finished 6/22

#48 - Flower Pop Z-fold Card Class - Finished 6/26

#49 - Fun Flaps and Folds class by Club Scrap, accordian fold cards - Finished 6/26
 
#50 - Fun Flaps and Folds class by Club Scrap, double Z-fold cards - Finished 6/26

#51 - Fun Flaps and Folds class by Club Scrap, four flap cards - Finished 6/26

#52 - 1,2,3...Come Interact with Me class by Technique Tuesday - Finished 6/27
 
#53 - Crazy for Cards class by Lickety-Split Scrapbooks - Finished 6/27

#54 - Crazy for Cards class by Lickety-Split Scrapbooks - Finished 6/29
#55 - SEI kit, 8 Thanks and Gratitude cards - Finished 6/30



JULY

#56 - SEI kit, 8 Handsome Fellow cards - Finished 7/1

#57 - SEI kit, 8 Bundle of Joy cards - Finished 7/1

#58 - SEI kit, 8 Enjoy & Celebrate cards - Finished 7/2

#59 - SEI kit, 8 Here's the Scoop cards - Finished 7/2

#60 - SEI kit, 8 Sincere Wishes cards - Finished 7/2

#61 - Ruffled flower headband - Finished 7/3 - WIP

#62 - Woodland flip photo album - Finished 7/6 - 50% from stash

#63 - Vintage look flip photo album - Finished 7/7

#64 - 5 sets of pop can earrings - Finished 7/4 - 100% from stash
#65 - 30 tissue holders for church mission project - Finished 7/29 - charity - 100% from stash


AUGUST

#66 - 113 tissue holders for OHCE project - Finished 8/6 - charity - 100% from stash

#67 - Arizona Tea earrings for DD#1 - Finished 8/13 - 100% from stash
 
#68 - 28 cards for Stamping for Our Soldiers project - Finished 8/21 - charity - 100% from stash

#69 - 2 Coasters from quilt show give-away - Finished 8/26


SEPTEMBER

#70 - Crocheted afghan for me - Finished 9/2

#71 - Etched glass vase - Finished 9/5 - *new technique* - 50% from stash
#72 - 11 cards from 6x6 One Sheet Wonder [spteacherspet.blogspot.com] - Finished 9/9 - charity - 90% from stash

#73 - 6 cards from 6x6 OSW2 by Sylvia Durocher - Finished 9/18 - charity - 100% from stash


OCTOBER

#74 - Mug rug for cabaute - Finished 10/1

#75 - Mug rug for noooitare mybirthday - Finished 10/5

#76 - 20 cards from 6x6 OSW  [www.catalinascards.blogspot.com] - Finished 10/7 - charity - 100% from stash

#77 - Headband for luau - Finished 10/9 - 50% from stash

#78 - Wooden quilt hanging - Finished 10/10

#79 - Kool-Aid lip balm - Finished 10/12

#80 - No sew snowman - Finished 10/12

#81- Paperclip embellishment samples for OHCE event - Finished 10/1 - 100% from stash

#82 - 10 cards using Susan Roberts's "A Rainy Day Sketch #2" [http://rainyblogs.splitcoaststampers.com] - Finished 10/15 - charity - 100% from stash

#83 - 7 cards using Sylvia Durocher's OSW#3 - Finished 10/15 - charity - 100% from stash

#84 - 12 cards using Deb Valder's 6x6 OSW [www.stampladee.com] - Finished 10/17 - charity - 100% from stash

#85 - 6 cards using Kathy Roney's 6x6 OSW [www.joyfullymadedesigns.blogspot.com] - Finished 10/19 - charity - 100% from stash

#86 - Vintage Christmas ATC ornament #1 - Finished 10/23 - 98% from stash

#87-93 - 7 Vintage wooden ATC ornaments - Finished 10/27 - 100% from stash


NOVEMBER

#94 - Cards for swap - Finished 11/1 - 100% from stash

#95 - 35 ATCs for mini-convention - Finished 11/3 - 100% from stash
#96 - Candle jar - Finished 11/4

#97 - Monogram art - Finished 11/4

#98 - Stocking ornament - Finished 11/4

#99 - 8 Gift tags - Finished 11/4

#100 - Stand-up card - Finished 11/4

#101 - Snow scene card - Finished 11/4

#102 - Stand up calendar - Finished 11/4

#103 - Alcohol ink papers - Finished 11/5 - 50% from stash

#104 - Paste papers - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash
#105 - Gift tags - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#106 - Embossed metallic paper - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#107 - Acrylic ATC for swap - Finished 11/6 - 100% from stash

#108 - Marbleized paper tags using shaving cream - Finished 11/6 - 100% from stash
#109 - Texture paste tags - Finished 11/6 - 100% from stash

#110 - Resin molds and resin pieces for AIMR & greybird - Finished 11/6 - 100% from stash

#111 - Gift tags for gala_apples - Finished 11/8 - 100% from stash

#112 - More gift tags for gala_apples - Finished 11/14 - 100% from stash

#113 - Distressed ink papers - Finished 11/5 - 100% from stash

#114 - 20 Vintage Xmas magnets - Finished 11/20 - 90% from stash

#115 - 4 Xmas cards and matching tags - Finished 11/24 - 50% from stash

#116 - 2 sets of gift tags for swap - Finished 11/25 - 100% from stash

#117 - 4 Xmas cards & tags - Finished 11/26 - 100% from stash

#118 - 4 gift tags for gala_apples - Finished 11/27 - 100% from stash


DECEMBER

#119/120 - Dessert stands - Finished 12/5 - charity
#121 - Skirt for 18" doll - Finished 12/9 - 100% from stash
#122 - Brigadeiros - Finished 12/10 - charity - 75% from pantry stash
#123 - 6 Melted snowman ornaments - Finished 12/13 - 50% from stash
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15  Re: 2016 Holiday and Card Swap - Gallery (send by Nov 10)... in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: November 22, 2016 08:39:29 PM
I've been struggling with my computer for sometime to get these photos uploaded so I could post them. Isikkahjai created some really fun cards and tags for me. The string of Christmas lights that are all piled up is a VERY familiar sight and may be why I don't put lights outside any more. If I get the strings untangled, it never fails that half the lights go out the instant I put away the ladder.  Grin

The owls have done a great job decorating their tree, haven't they? Since owls play a major role in my not-yet-here grandbaby's room decor, that card will definitely be on his/her packages.

I haven't been nibbling on these tags. I swear I haven't! But I do like gingerbread.

Thanks, Isikkahjai! Sorry it took so long to get these posted.
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16  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: November 14, 2016 06:46:15 PM
OMG! I thought the adipose ornament looked cute in the photos but they're even cuter in real life . . . and it's little legs wiggle! Just awesome! Then he brought candy with him. How appropriate for a little critter made of fat. Thanks so much, griminspirations!



I also received my nativity ornament from Summer6061. I collect miniature nativities so this holds a special place in my heart and in my collection. She even packaged it in a beatifully ornate box so it would travel safely inside the shipping box. I plan to keep the box so I can safely store the ornament after Christmas. Thank you, Summer6061! I'll cherish this ornament because it's my first Craftster nativity.

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17  Re: 2016 Holiday and Card Swap - Gallery (send by Nov 10)... in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: November 09, 2016 08:42:18 PM
Bunny1kenobi sent an elegant set of cards that I adore. It's hard to tell but each has a shimmery metallic paper background printed with Christmas carols.

The cute tags bunny1kenobi sent.

And a close up of the Noel tag. It's absolutely gorgeous in real life with touches of gold, silver, and copper.

Thank you so much, bunny1kenobi!
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18  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by kbrison on: November 09, 2016 08:27:16 PM
I received my first ornaments today from quaggy and Bigbangmama. Quaggy's tree will join the ornaments she made for me last year. I'm getting quite a collection from her. At this rate I may soon be able to have a quaggy tree with just her works. Love them all! Bigbangmama and I have been swap co-organizers as well as swap partners, so I always love receiving things from her. Isn't the wreath just the cutest thing? The tiny lights aren't showing up well in this photo but they really add to the festiveness of the ornament. Thanks to both of you!
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19  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 7 (signups end 10/17, send by 11/15) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by kbrison on: October 17, 2016 05:07:05 PM
Different fabric worked. Yeah! The original cathedral window design used gold lame (picture an accent mark over the 'e'), but all I found was a stretch tricot version that didn't work the least bit well. Then I was going to use satin, but couldn't locate my stash of it. Found a burgundy polyester in my doll clothes supplies and it worked just fine, although I do feel a little bit like I'm in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Anyway, I'll be offering Cathedral Window Ornaments. They're two-sided, lightly stuffed, and have a stretchy gold cord for hanging. They measure about 3" square. The center square will vary but will be a holiday themed fabric.
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20  Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! in Craftalongs by kbrison on: September 25, 2016 06:52:05 PM
Bunny1kenobi, making the affirmation cards for the women in your church is such a wonderfully loving thing for you to have done. I hope you also made one for yourself. 1 - because you deserve it. 2 - because everyone can use encouragement. 3 - to divert suspicion in case the women in your church are mystery lovers like I am and try to identify the creator of their cards.  Grin

Tattooedcrafter received the Happy Mail I sent her, so I can post some of the things I sent her now.
I bought Stephanie Barnard's pop-up card die recently so I made a fall card and 6 kits so Tattoedcrafter could customize them or use the pre-cut supplies I sent. The kits are spring, Halloween, fall, birthday, beach, and floral.

I've wanted to try making rosettes. I used cardstock which may have been just a little too heavy to work well or maybe I just needed slightly longer strips. The creases held well but the center kept trying to pop up. I finally resorted to using E-6000, but even it was having problems holding the center to the back base piece. I gilded the edges with gold Texture Luxe by Faber Castell. It was my first time to use it (one of those clearance sale impulse buys I couldn't resist) but I was pleased with the results. Then I created Santa buttons to cover the open holes where the creases met.

She likes cats and most other animals so I used some of my Ephipany Craft punches and covers to make button pieces to embellish her journals or art pieces.

I've never stamped on cork so I unrolled my cork bulletin board material and stamped sea creatues since she likes octopi.Then I used various dies to cut them out. Never could get them to lie flat though, but I think they will when they're glued to something.

I've been working on grandbaby gifts but no photos yet.
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