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1  Re: Winter Book Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: December 04, 2018 05:15:28 PM
I received from dinkime!
We sent similar stuff so kudos to KittyKill for awesome partnering!

The books:

Everything was wrapped in fun Xmas paper - I hope you know I will be fussy cutting the critters to add to my junk journal!

Some fun goodies - a bookmark, a bird for my tree and a mini hoop. I can start a hoopla wall!

Becky made two books for me to fill!

And finally the chocolate- thanks so much!

Great swap - lets do it again soon!

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2  Re: Mini Prayer Flags - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: November 13, 2018 10:00:38 PM
Yay! They are here! Well, they've been here for a while but I finally have them to post and feel and yay!

Thank you so much, Tisha,for the flags and all of the paper goodness you included. The flags are gorgeous and it will be hard to give one away.

Fabric and color and stitching and trim and buttons and just fabulousness!

(I will post pics of the extra tomorrow)
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3  Re: Mini Prayer Flags - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: October 31, 2018 06:18:12 PM

I used a black pen to trace the sun so I need to cover that somehow...maybe glitter glue.

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4  Mini Prayer Flags - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: October 16, 2018 12:57:59 PM

Mini Prayer Flags GALLERY

We are making three flags; keeping one; sending two to our partner; and the partner is keeping one and abandoning one.


Renstar 10/22/18 >><< crafty-becky
crafty-becky 10/26/18<<>> Renstar
kayrun 10/23/18 >><< cmarion3
cmarion3 10/22/18 >><< kayrun
TAOJ10/23/18 >><< thanate
thanate 10/16/18 >><< TAOJ
craftylittlemonkey 10/24/18 >><< Smmarrt
Smmarrt 10/24/18 >><< craftylittlemonkey
quaggy 10/22/18 >><< Rosie1981
Rosie1981 10/26/18 >><< quaggy
loves2experiment 10/10/18 >><< crescentfresh
crescent fresh 10/24/18 >><< loves2experiment

RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
BLUE - Late with communication
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5  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 1 in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: October 14, 2018 02:23:07 PM
I received 4 lovely coins from pioneer9.

These 2 feature books, reading and cities.

And one with a quote:

And one more creative coin!

Thanks so much - I will add the Paris coin from you and the other from artmomto5 to my travel journal.

Oooh, love this swap! Let's do it again!

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6  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 1 in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: October 11, 2018 10:17:03 PM
I received from artmomto5.


Harry Potter:


The coins have dimension and texture and great colors. Thanks so much Lori!

She also included a few extras - vintage stamps, stickers and an HP Uno card.

Thanks again!
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7  Mini Prayer Flags - Sign ups close SATURDAY 9/29; SO 10/24/18 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Smmarrt on: September 22, 2018 10:48:54 AM

Swap name: Mini Prayer Flags
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 9/22 - 9/29/18
Date to send item by: 10/24/18

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

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

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

Details of swap:

Mini prayer flags - everything small is fun, right? You will make 3 mini prayer flags. The finished size should be at least 4" x 6" but no larger than 5" x 7". You will keep one flag and send the other two to your partner. Your partner will keep one and abandon one in the world.

The base can be fabric with any kind of embellishment - paint, buttons, paper, more fabric, ribbon, yarn, beads, photos, felt, and the list goes on. The same basic instructions for making flags apply* - add a rod pocket at the top so the flag can be hung from a twig or a dowel. You do NOT have to send the twig or dowel!

The three flags do not have to be copies - you can repeat colors, fabric, or embellishments to make a set but it is not necessary.

*If your finished flag is 4" by 6", you should start with fabric that measures 4" by 9" - the extra 3" makes the rod pocket.

Please post a comment in the discussion thread once a week or so - that way we can all keep in touch with each others' progress. Thank you.

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

Name of swap: Mini Prayer Flags
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)
Any allergies?
Any allergens?
Link to Pinterest:
Anything else you need to share?

Please list 4 - 8 themes for your flags:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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8  Re: Gelli Print Journal Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: September 07, 2018 09:54:07 PM
Here is my colorful and bright journal from Witchhippie.

I apologize in advance for so many photos - I can't make collages or any of that groovy stuff.

The front and back covers:

And some of my favorite pages:

And she sent some extras as well - stencils and journaling cards and all kinds of fun stuff:

Thanks so much, Jeanette!
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9  Re: PAPER De-STASH SWAP - JULY 2018 in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: August 07, 2018 08:41:13 PM
I also received from Wulf - so much fun stuff.

Some scrapbook paper, old ledger paper, books pages galore and an old letter written in German? Polish?

Rice paper and one piece that is coffee stained?, vintage ads from magazines and a napkin for decoupage.

Stickers, labels, tickets and playing cards. And a chopstick wrapper - oddly, I collect these!

Some vintage photos and a bunch of old handwritten receipts. I have some things to make shrines and nichos so I am happy I have some photos and other bits to get going on these.

And finally a copy of Workbasket - a vintage craft/home/cooking magazine. I've seen these before on Craftster and I have always wanted one. Hmmmm, now what to make first?

Thanks so much Wulf, for all of the vintage goodness and other bits. I will be busy!
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10  Re: Gelli Print Journals in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Smmarrt on: July 31, 2018 09:28:49 PM
Okay, true confession time. I bought another gel plate today - Artists and Craftsman art store was having a sale on Speedball items and the 8" x 10" plate was 40% off - only $18. I thought I could channel Carolyn Dube with two plates and make double the prints.

Alas - it's not so great.

The first few pulls were awesome - I was just using one color of paint and making some backgrounds to try out some hand-cut stencils. On cheap-o copy paper, the prints were shiny and smooth - like when you print on high-quality paper.

I use all kinds of paint - I bought some Sergeant student-grade acrylics today also, only $1.49 a piece; but I also use DecoArt craft paints, Ranger paint dauber paints, and Golden fluid acrylics.

When I used the Golden Quinacridone Magenta, it stained the plate. And no amount of scrubbing removed it. Ugh.

The second pulls were not successful either - the paint seemed dry and doesn't pull up like it does on the Gelli Arts plate.

Oh, well. Live and learn.
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