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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / cool cake ideas for a 19 year old on: October 31, 2007 07:45:20 PM
my best friend and I have the same birthday, and we seem to share it with a million other people. i was talking to her today about what we were going to do for our birthday and she mentioned that she was baking a cake for our friend whose birthday is the day before ours and one for his dad, the same day as ours, and one for me... and *sob* no one was making her one... (she ought to know better)

i've been planning to make her something for a while, but she's a bit of a cake decorator herself. she threw two birthday parties for the youngest of the family she making two more cakes for... she's a bit of a party planner and she can make a seriously mean cake. for the two parties she threw, she made a pirate cake with a beard and eyepatch and striped shirt (below)... the year after that, we made a monster eyeball cake like the cupcakes below... she's made a cupcake mountain with all sorts of crazy neon colors... and i've got to have something completely awesome for her that's a total surprise...

her thing i guess is attention grabbing... something you want to stare at instead of eat... with four cakes floating around, i want to keep it smallish... what sort of cake/cupcakes would be completely awesome?
12  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / dresden dolls and lots of sharpies on: October 24, 2007 11:52:31 AM
my art teacher... liked pictures in sharpie... he liked them a whole lot... he would give sharpies to everybody in a full classroom and have us all get high draw cool pictures.
As a result:

and then i got tired of sharpies and coughing and the inability to function in any class afterward, so i sat alone working on this

in my corner of the room where i painted this on the wall

13  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Free hugs! on: January 26, 2007 02:42:15 PM
background: yes, so... i was looking around myspace... and i found this... lamp... and this lamp had a blog with a video of a man... holding a sign up that said free hugs. He walks down this crowded street and tons of people give him weird looks, but no one hugs him. Finally, this little old lady walks up and gives him a hug, and the world was good... and then the free hugs are banned! (can you imagine? what if i wanted to hug my best friend? would i have to pay my best friend a dollar to give them a hug? WTH?) it made me terribly sad... but they saved the day with a 10,000 signature petetion to give and receive free hugs... if you want to see the video, go to youtube and search for free hugs, juan mann. second video. beautiful.

So now the shirt:

on the front and back. pretty messy, because i was in a hurry to get my calculus homework done, too, but i was going more for the message than for the "wow that looks professional" thing anyway.
i may add something sort of cutesy so it looks less like i'm just trying sell myself (for nothing...) and more like I'm trying to bring joy to everyone

i've worn it all day... no hugs. from anyone. not even my mother...  Cry
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / paris photos on: July 23, 2006 05:15:04 PM
i went to paris in june, which was amazing, and i came home with 250 or so pictures (I would have taken more but my camera went screwy and the image reversed itself Huh beats me) anyway... my parents got mad at me for not taking pictures of myself having fun while I was there, but a) taking pictures of yourself having fun is difficult and b) the point was to have pictures of french beauty rather than american... umm... less than photogenic-ness...

paris skyline from the river. The sun doesn't set until nine something. i think it was 9:30 ish there...

this is the best picture I took on the entire trip. It's a tree in monet's garden's in giverny. I wanted to have someone paint it for me, but i don't think anyone could do the picture justice. I love it.

in giverny outside monet's house

Tapestries do not hold the treachery and betrayal of hollywood movies that our tour guide insisted they did, so I went outside and took this picture instead.

renaissance garden at da vinci's home

what do you think?
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Red Jewelry Swap on: October 20, 2005 01:19:54 PM
Sorry it's taken a couple of days to get this up... school and life don't play well with each other...

So post pics of what you got!
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Home sweet home swap (in an anti cross stitch kind of way) on: October 11, 2005 04:13:16 PM
so, I'm headed to france this summer (June '06)... and I want to be not homesick... so I thought, what's better than buying something stuffy to remind you of home? something from craftster that will be more than just a reminder of home... so perhaps a swap could exist where someone finds out a bit about your hometown (or the nearest city to where you grew up) and creats something nifty for you to remind you of home, as well as something cool relating to the sender's home... for example, my hometown is famous for its three rivers, seven hills, sisterhood w/ Rome, Italy, and our fabulous wonderful gift- a statue of romulus and remus, and the wolf that raised them... so I'd receive something from someone about my town (perhaps a lumpy green pillow with rivers painted on it) and something from their town, and I'd send something about my town and something about my receiver's town...

any takers, or am I a loser?
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Red Jewelry Swap (SIGNUP closed; MAIL BY 10/17/05) on: October 03, 2005 06:49:41 PM
Swap name: Red Jewelry Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: superspork
Sign-up date range: 10/3/05- 10/10/05
Date to send item by: 10/17/05

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

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
Create a jewelry collection for your partner in shades of red. This collection should include but is not limited to 1) a necklace; 2) a bracelet; and 3) a pair of earrings

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

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What color would you prefer for the next jewelry swap?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

Vanessa Cyanide

Trade Buddies:
superspork-----------> purplefluffycow
evilwench-------------->Vanessa Cyanide
Vanessa Cyanide----->sporkx71

names on left have sent... names on right have recieved

swap's all done!
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / starting a new swap on: October 03, 2005 11:05:49 AM
so there's a new swap idea board, where you have new ideas, and there's a board for active swaps where sign ups have closed... I know there was talk of wanting a board with swaps where sign ups are still open, but that's obviously non existant... I've looked all over the place to try and figure out where you start new swaps, but it appears that they start with signups already closed? Do you start sign-ups in the thread of the new idea?
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / neon on: October 01, 2005 12:12:09 PM
I do enjoy bright colors and blinding people with things in bright colors... and I want to know who'd be interested in swapping crafted neon goodness with me?
20  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / WEEZER shirt on: August 28, 2005 07:24:51 PM
so, I took the I heart rivers shirt with the weezer W... and I stretched out one of the sides so that it looked like this:
but then... as you may be able to see... I screwed it up, as this is my first stencil... soooo... I taped around all of the red and added black around the edges to cover up some of the bleeding... and now it looks like this:
For now, it's finished... but I think I may add on the back "If it's too loud, turn it down"...  Cheesy
what do you think?
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