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1  Happy Mail Swap #5 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: May 23, 2019 12:40:45 AM

Swap Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458050.0

Happy Mail Partners:

Not yet sent
Late with communication
Missing in action with no communication

alteredmommy ---> loves2experiment

audio ---> geekgirl1000100

geekgirl1000100 ---> audio and hereintherain

hereintherain ---> geekgirl1000100

jellybean89 ---> whatthepuck

kittykill ---> SonjaBoo

Koreena ---> thanate and whatthepuck

loves2experiment ---> Smmarrt

Smmarrt ---> alteredmommy and thanate

SonjaBoo ---> kittykill

thanate ---> Koreena and Smmarrt

whatthepuck ---> jellybean89 and Koreena

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2  Re: 4 x 6 Art Swap - APRIL/MAY 2019 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: May 20, 2019 02:30:48 AM
I received a wonderful piece of art from whatthepuck!  I've always admired pour art.  Thank you for swapping with me Cheesy

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3  Re: Travelers Journal Swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by loves2experiment on: May 12, 2019 03:31:52 AM
I am a smidge obsessed with charms for my journal cover Roll Eyes
Along with the first "happy girl" charm, I've since added an Erlenmeyer flask, a tiny owl and a mini schnauzer. 
There is one more in the works...but I'm capping it at 5 charms. 
Or at the very least, I'm not gonna attach more than 5 charms at any given time  Tongue

And I've also made 4 additional notebook inserts and a few more folders. 
Nothing terribly exciting, but I'm stocking up on basics for my journal Cheesy

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4  Re: Travelers Journal Swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by loves2experiment on: April 30, 2019 05:08:39 AM
Here's a picture of my scrappy traveler's journal Smiley

More details in this post.

I need more accessories for it!   A pen holder, more notebook inserts, charms...the list goes on. 
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5  Scrappy traveler's journal cover, notebook inserts, etc. in Quilting: Completed Projects by loves2experiment on: April 30, 2019 05:02:15 AM
In preparation for my upcoming travels, I wanted some sort of journal to keep track of things.
Enamored by the traveler's journal flexible style of being able to combine different notebook inserts and pockets, I set out to make a scrappy fabric cover.
It was fun raiding my stash of fabric scraps for choice bits (pdx carpet fabric!!!).  I already had the right interfacing., gromets, etc. I needed for my project.  The only thing I purchased was the black elastic cording  Roll Eyes         
Here's the completed front cover.  And yes, there's a clip on charm as well!  I will probably make/add other charms later because they're fun to make.

Back view of cover...

Folder insert for storing papery bits that I might save during my travels.

Covers of some of the notebook inserts I assembled (everything came from my stash).

View of inside pages of one of the notebook inserts.

One more notebook insert...

Thanks for checking out my project! Smiley

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6  CLOSED - Happy Mail Swap #5 (Signup April 20 to 30 / Send by May 25) in Craft Swaps by loves2experiment on: April 20, 2019 12:32:57 AM
Let's get crafty and happy Cheesy
Send some happy mail!
Receive some happy mail in return!

GALLERY (click it!)

Swap name: Happy Mail Swap #5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 4/20/19 - 4/30/19
Date to send item by: 5/25/19 (Saturday)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

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 a tracking number is required for this swap: YES*
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES*

*Papercraft swaps are exempt from the usual package tracking requirements, BUT participants are required to resend if for any reason their package is not received by their partner(s).

Details of swap:
(much love to the fab organizers of previous rounds - SonjaBoo, Smmarrt and LimerRiot Kiss)

For this swap, youll decorate an envelope (something around a 6"x9"ish) in the way of your choice paint it, mix-media it up, add fabric, whatever inspires you. (Psst...don't forget you need to leave white spots or labels for your addresses!)  
In the envelope, youll include five (5) small but handmade (or hand-altered) embellishments or crafting doo-dads for your partner to enjoy.
Extras are not necessary, but feel free to chat with your partner if you want to send more than the minimum requirement of five (5) small items.

What are crafting doo-dads, you ask?
Handmade stickers, cards, altered tags, crafty ephemera, glue stencils, inchies, altered paperclips, ATCs, hand-cut stencils, paper feathers, paper flowers, altered buttons, etc.  Many other ideas not even mentioned here!  Use your imagination...as long as someone can craft with it and you made it, it's good.  

Here are a few links for inspiration!

Erin Reed on YouTube

InkieQuill on YouTube

Amazing galleries for previous rounds of the happy mail swap!
Happy Mail Swap #1
Happy Mail Swap #2
Happy Mail Swap #3
Happy Mail Swap #4

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer/loves2experiment:

Name of swap: Happy Mail Swap #5
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 you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Would you like one or two partners?
Do you understand that you will need to send an envelope around 6"x9" in size? (Can do larger if you and your partner agree.)
Do you understand that you will need to send FIVE handmade crafty doo-dads to your partner? (Can do more if you and your partner agree.)
Favorite colors:
Any allergies:
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Favorite themes:
Things you like to make:
Have you posted in the swap thread?

ONE more reminder that tracking is not required for this papercraft swap.  
HOWEVER, if your happy mail goes missing, you agree to send out a replacement happy mail package.
You may opt to use tracking, of course Wink

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

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7  Re: STS Spring Market 2019 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: April 13, 2019 02:15:46 AM
Acadian Driftwood, thanks for the claims! Grin

Earrings #2

Earrings #4

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8  Re: STS Spring Market 2019 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: April 13, 2019 02:13:51 AM
greybird, thanks for the claim Cheesy

Lavender Sachets
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9  Re: STS (Shop the Swap) 2019 Discussion Thread in New Swap Theme Ideas by loves2experiment on: April 09, 2019 03:46:52 AM
Just updated my shop with some earrings! Grin

I have a few other items that I'm working on.  Hopefully they'll be done in time for this round Smiley
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10  Re: Re: STS Spring Market 2019 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by loves2experiment on: April 02, 2019 09:17:27 PM
Grab a coffee, thanks for the following claims! Cheesy




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