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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Wedding Swap Round 2? Anyone intrested? on: February 14, 2008 09:07:02 PM
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As most crafty brides-to-be are, I have become obsessed with the crafty tasks of my upcoming wedding.  I think it would be fun and a bit of a release to be able to make special things for another craftsters wedding in a swap.  The swap could include brides/grooms/attendants/family members and anyone else who is needing things made as wedding accessories or gifts.

And I think this would be a great time for it, a few months before the so-called "wedding season"

I would be able to organize, if no one else really wanted to, or if a more experienced organizer would want to step up, that would be cool too.

So, anyone up for it?  Grin
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Save the Date Christmas cards?? on: July 04, 2007 09:20:11 AM
In an effort to combine my save the dates, and christmas cards, I'm a little lost.  I know I want to do it this way, to create less waste (I'm sure most christmas cards just get tossed in the trash anyway..)

What I'm thinking about is this:
1. Christmasy on the outside
2. A photo of me and my darling fiance on the inside
3. Maybe a cutesy rhyme or something
4. A place to put my wedsite address

I'm so confused for a way to put these all together  Huh any ideas?
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Earrings, Sooo boring help me fix them on: June 06, 2007 10:50:37 AM

Here is the one pair of earrings I made for my bridesmaids.  I stopped at one pair because the design is so simple, that it's making me crazy.

For each pair of earrings I have 4 swarovski cone crystals, and one onyx roundish bead.  (As you can probably tell be the picture).

And they're just sooooo boring!! Any more advanced techniques to help me?

I saw some earrings at my bead shop where there were 3 beads.  Each bead was on a seperate wire with a loop at the top and bottom, and the wire wrapped around (not wrapped around the bead, wrapped around the wire).  I gave it a try and it was not a pretty thing  Undecided
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / 1 fixative question 1 content question (1 page completed, with pic) on: January 07, 2007 07:27:43 PM
I have dabbled in scrapbooking before, usually just making a page or two and framing it for someone for a gift.  So now, I'm in the process of making my first actual scrapbook!!!

Here is page one!!  The pages are 8in by 8in.  I'm going to cut all my pages tonight after posting this question Smiley

Question #1
I have this exact embelishment:

And it has stickyback, but I want to use it for the cover.  They are metal and weigh about as much as 3 quarters.  The cover is made of regular cloth cover.  Should I just stick `er on or try to remove the sticky and hot glue (or E6000?)  Any ideas?

That's the Army thing, and I want something representitive of our love too.  I might have to think on that one..

Question #2
This scrapbook is going to be of all the photos from my fiance's deployment to Iraq.   The pictures of us both, the ones I send him, and the ones he sends me.  I want it to be kinda a story thing, to have our grandkids see.  I don't really know what people would be intrested in.  I have lots and lots of love stickers and things like that.  As well as a few bits of poems and song lyrics, but is there anything else that would be intresting to the viewer?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First shrinky dink project! on: November 01, 2006 08:59:09 PM

I love it!!  It is a bit fragile looking, like it could easily snap, so I'm only going to wear it for photoshoots.  But shrinky dinks are fun!!  It took forEVER to cut out, and I had a bit on an exacto slip, but it melted fine, and now it's not noticable.  It's made with Rough n ready (is that what it's called) and black sharpie.

It was inspired by someone on this board, I should give credit where credit is due, but I can't remember the thread  Sad sorry

ETA: Here it is!  It was just a few posts below mine!! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=123487.0

Oh, and Matthew is my fiance'!  I love him!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gift in exchange for quilting? on: October 22, 2006 12:30:04 PM
I have a great friend (who is currently a fashon design student) who is making a quilt for my MIL for her birthday.  I purchased the fabric, batting, and whatnot, and she's taking the effort to put everything together.

I offered to pay her for the time she put into it, but she declined.  But I would still like to get make her something to show my appreciation.  I do a lot of artsy/craftsy things (obviously, no quilting yet!) such as knitting/crochet, and mild sewing. 

Which is why I'm asking here, what kinds of things would a fashon design student like to get, in say, a gift basket?
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Teenie Tiny Murder weapons (WARNING: may upset sensitive craftsters!) on: October 20, 2006 05:00:49 PM

These were "markers" for a Serial Killer Trivia game I made for my "Creative Functioning" class.  People actually couldn't believe I made them!! 

Clockwise from the top: White skull, "antiqued" with brown acrylic
Chainsaw, a la Leatherface (my personal favorite!)
Bloody ax, completely made of polymer.. blood included
Quarter to show scale
Hunting knife, as with ax, blood is polymer too
Severed leg, with the bones sticking out!

Let me know what ya think!!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Lucky 13 strand + brick stitch bracelet (3 pics) on: October 08, 2006 08:00:46 PM
I'm making 7 of these (but hopefully five) for my bridesmaids for my upcoming wedding.  Not REALLY upcoming, but in about a year and a half.

I love Love LOVE the beads I used!! Just ones I found at Bead Harbor in Duluth.  They're gorgeous and I love them.  Can ya tell?

Lieing flat

Action pic #1

Decreasing brick stitch, bugle ladder and the lobster clasp.

I haven't done beading for years, so it was nice to get into it again. 1 down, 6 (hopefully 4) to go!!

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My lovey picture frame on: October 05, 2006 10:18:31 AM
This is a wal-mart picture frame, along with pictures of my fiance' and myself (taken by his sister, quite the moment catching photographer!) on his last leave before heading to Iraq.

The letters are inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers song Tell Me Baby.  They're scrapbooking die-cuts.  Oh, sorry about that ungodly nail that it's on, he's not the most delicate picture hanger Smiley
10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / (FO!!) Umbilical cord baby hat + intarsia on: October 05, 2006 10:14:23 AM
*waves* I'm new to the craftster community, so here is my first knitted project (for here anyway).

This is it!! My friend's brother's girlfriend just had a baby girl.  And they were going crazy trying to find a baby girl John Deere tractor hat, `cause I guess they do tractor pulls or something.  So, I made one!!

Modeled by Cheer Bear!  I hope they like it!
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