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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Two-way CD swap? on: May 15, 2007 12:43:42 PM
I know CD swaps have been done on here before, so I don't know if people would be interested in doing another one, but I am totally jonesing for some new musix and craftsters seem to have pretty good/wacky taste, so:

I propose doing a two-way swap. This would involve making a CD of YOUR favourite music, crafty-ing up the CD and the case, and sending it to your partner. They do the same for you. Once you receive your partner's CD, you listen to it and try to put together a CD of music that you think they'll like. This way, you get two cool CDs of new music! Cheesy

What do you guys think?
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Aide-moi! Creative Hotmarks or Creative Versatool? on: May 19, 2006 07:52:01 PM
Hokay. So.

Having never used either one before, I am torn between which of these tools I should get. Here's the Walnut Hollow catalogue URL:
Scroll down to the second page, which conveniently displays both the items I'm looking at.

Basically, I want it for making very neat iron-on transfers--instead of having to cut out lettering, tiny details, etc. I can just go directly over them. I'm also debating getting into burning wood to make prints. My question is, can I use the Versatool on t-shirt transfers, or is it primarily a wood thing? I would love to get the Versa, but seeing as my main objective is the transfers, I don't know if it will do the job...

If anyone has any experience with either one, pleaaase let me know what I should do.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Aide-moi! Interesting looking women? on: May 07, 2006 09:07:37 PM
Sooo I'm doing a series of stencil-inspired paintings, and I want to do a whole bunch of interesting, distinctive-looking women. I've done Debbie Harry, Sophia Loren (inspired by another poster) and... I'm fresh out. Any ideas? I'm pretty much open to anyone who was big before the 1990's.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / If I could use a time machine to change ANY single event in time... on: May 04, 2006 09:23:48 PM
It would be to about an hour ago.

So I'm bored and messing around with a cheap $1.50 journal I bought at Michaels, and I get this idea.

Brain: Hey! Why don't you cut out a million little strips of that REALLY NICE and relatively expensive candy-coloured yarn and glue it to the cover!
Me (with puppy dog-like enthusiasm): WHEE OKAY!!

So I start out with school glue. I had to do this for a project in like, grade six, and we used school glue so I thought it would be the same. No such luck. But I, master crafter, will not be deterred.

I whip out my HUGE and terrifying glue gun and begin to glue a line of glue, then painstakingly place the strip of yarn. Glue, yarn. Glue, yarn.

Twenty minutes later:

Brain: Oops, this looks like crap.
Me (with rage-fueled determination): IT WILL LOOK BETTER SOON!

Instead of quitting while I was ahead, I continued to waste MORE yarn and more time.

But it gets so much better (or, worse.)

I finally finish my cover. Howver, apparently throughout the entire forty-five minutes that I've been working on this, I failed to notice that the glue was dripping through the little whole in the side of the cover. And now, I have industrially-strong glue alllll over the left leg of my new, industrially-sexy LuLuLemon yoga pants.

Brain: You ruined a $1.50 book, $6 worth of yarn AND $100 pants! That's gotta be some sort of record.
Me (passed out from anguish): *whimper*

What a terrible story.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / A jazzy pirate bookmark?! Yes please! on: April 26, 2006 08:18:31 PM
Sooo as a new addition to the craftster community I figured I had better start pulling my weight instead of just leeching up all the delicious crafty inspiration. Which brings me to..

*pause for whoops and chanting*

I made this for a bookmark swap on swap-bot.com. It looks about 57% better in person.  Its made of heavy card, and all that sketchy artwork is done by yours truly, so forgive my clumsy Viking fists Tongue I swear I deserve some sort of prize for painting the tiny little lines on his teeth. The words say "Here marks ye spot!" in case you can't read it. Which is likely. The skull and the compass rose are both adorned with gold leaf paint and a wee clear gem. The bottom has a thin red braid with a dubloon-style trinket on the end. I was so tempted to keep it but I had to spread the love. What do y'all think?
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