November 'Send YOU!' Swap: Project & Kit due
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Posted: 11/7/2012 5:24:55 PM
Usually I do my swaps the day before I have to mail them. Mine is done early because Sunday, Monday and most of Tuesday I didn't have a phone, TV or the internet. I got lots of stuff done. Maybe I shouldn't have had them repaired.

Kathy, here is the card I sent you with everything you need to re-create it. Beady's Send You Card


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Posted: 11/8/2012 10:00:08 AM
I LIKE! I can see some of what I'd do with the kit & can't wait to see what Kathy (SWLady) does--betting it won't be a 'duplicate'...

I'm tweaking my piece & kit. Getting closer to mailing it...

How's everyone else doing?


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Posted: 11/8/2012 3:49:35 PM
I should have mine ready to mail early next week. I work on it a bit, then let it sit on my desk and look at it, then I do some more, and look at it some more, hahaha



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Posted: 11/9/2012 8:15:02 AM
I'm doing much the same, Kathy. I'm still looking for one more image for my project. The first one I made just isn't doing it for me.


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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:17:34 AM
I am still in the thinking process, as I want to do something that I haven't done before, for my swapmate - he always inspires me to go outside my comfort zone. Will be working on it Tuesday and Thursday as those are my free days this week.

My challenge is to use techniques that he will have the tools to duplicate the basic tools that I will be using.

Also the stamped image - Should I stamp it on a larger piece of paper than I am using.

Anyone else having some kit issues - please share, so I won't feel alone.



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Posted: 11/11/2012 9:38:31 AM
LOL, Lickey! I should have no problems finding 'tools'. I even know where my pasta maker is stashed.

Kit issues? When I was putting this swap together I knew they would be part of the challenge. It was a deliberate choice.

Far as stamping on larger than... Your call. (I know--that doesn't help) Here's my 'take'...

I plan to give my swapmate a little elbow room where possible. If I send her a stamped image (for instance) I might not trim it too close.

HTH


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Posted: 11/11/2012 10:12:36 AM
I'm with you lickeyann. I am having trouble with my kit too. The problem is... stuff I am using on my project, I only have enough for 1 of a couple things, lol.
So... do I send different colors? different stuff? I am trying to figure it out so I can use something that I have enough of!



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Posted: 11/11/2012 10:36:51 AM
Kathy. Your 'issue' is a tougher 'call'. Although I had requested that what we use in actual materials--pp, cs, ribbon, etc.--be sufficient to use in both the project & its kit, I don't want that to be a stumbling block for any swapper.

That said, however, I do strongly suggest that the differences between project & kit materials be as limited as possible. For instance... Let's say you use a checkerboard paper for your project & don't have anything close in your stash. I'd prefer you put a plain paper in the kit. That way your swapmate can make their own checkerboard if they wish.

Duplicating the project we receive is not a requirement, but... Some swapmates might wish to & I respect that. So. If you cannot send duplicate materials that's ok--just keep the kit in the ballpark. HTH.



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Posted: 11/11/2012 11:19:21 AM
My kit is pretty much ready to be sent. I sent the items that could be used to actually duplicate the card, however, I also stamped the images in different colors, and sortof added a few "extras" so that the recipient would be able to experiment a bit if they wanted and change it up a little too.



~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 11/11/2012 11:30:27 AM
Your approach to the 'kit' works for me, Heidi! TFS!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 12:15:16 PM
Okay mine project for the swap is done. My husband likes it and ask how I do it. I told him I don't know, it just came to be in parts - was half way done and knew it needed something to make it pop and it came to me.

I will not be uploading until my swap mate receives it -

Will mail when dry and after I show it to my pool buddies who are interested in what I do - they are not paper project people.

Will mail it out on Wednesday to Daniel.

I will have to take a picture of it, it can't be scanned



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Posted: 11/12/2012 1:20:14 PM
ROTFLMAO, Ann! Great post about creativity! Sometimes I can't immediately tell another 'how I did it', too. And even when I come up with a way to write instructions, they are not all there is.

Doesn't mean I'm deliberately leaving something out, but--even if I were showing it to IRL--I'm not you & you're not me, but we're a 'happy family'.

Can't wait to see what you've concocted, Lickey!


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Posted: 11/16/2012 12:35:53 PM
Daniel has notified me that he received my Send You Swap project and I have up loaded it to the gallery.

Cherish Time



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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:06:09 PM
Lickey! I always thot you were a nice lady! Talented, but sweet & a bit shy. Boy was I WRONG!

Ann's calendar is 12" square & an absolute masterpiece! I just know she's doing a 'number' on me! Turning her 'YOU!' into my 'me' is going to be a huge challenge, but I'll eat lots of spinach & pump up my crafty muscles!

As I begin working out the response to Lickey's project I'm realizing that the send-it-on aspect of this swap is coloring my thinking about what I'll make from the kit. The project I make from Liskey's kit goes to Beady & have some idea about what will intrigue her with both Ann's original project & my take...

I am so loving the spirit of all those who are participating in this swap/challenge!


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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:11:12 PM
I'm running a bit late with mine. I had this awesome idea in my head....but it didnt work. lol Guess it wasn't such a great idea after all. Anyway....I'll let you know when I mail.




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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:01:51 AM
Marcia received my kit, so here is the card I made her. I am looking forward to seeing what she makes out of the same materials.

"Sweet" Christmas Baking Card.


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:08:55 AM
I got mine in the mail. When Heidi received it I can post a pic!



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Posted: 11/19/2012 10:46:08 AM
Mine is going out today, too. And "Yes", I'm running a little behind, too, Ruby.

Ruby. Sorry your first idea didn't pan out. Happened for me with this swap. So I opted to keep what I made 'me', but didn't do an over-the-top project. Believe me! That was tough!!!

We're pretty laid back, but really hope all kits will be in the mail by the end of this week. Follow thru is even more important than the 'wow' factor when it comes to swapping. KWIM?


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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:50:04 AM
Just got my project & kit out for pick-up.

If you haven't yet mailed yours, I suggest you send a PM to your swapmate so they know you're working on it. OK?

Far as Nov. 30 for sending the 2nd piece? If you can that's fine. If not, we'll deal with that as we go.



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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:52:57 AM
Edited the thread title. Will re-edit once I know everyone has mailed their kit.


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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:23:36 PM
Our Post Office customer service windows are no longer open on Saturdays...so my project/kit went in the mail this morning. On its way to ya Ruby Rubber!


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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:24:22 PM
Our Post Office customer service windows are no longer open on Saturdays...so my project/kit went in the mail this morning. On its way to ya Ruby Rubber!


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Posted: 11/20/2012 8:01:48 AM
In keeping with Looser's statement "follow thru is really more important than wow factor" when participating in swaps... My kit went into the mail yesterday, headed farnorth (Jan).


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Posted: 11/20/2012 8:55:32 AM
Jan & Marshia. Terrific! It's so easy to lose track of time & I'm often guilty of being slow for 'valid' reasons.

As I've already said, it was tough to send off my project/kit. I kept wanting to 'wow' it up. That said, I'm content with what I produced & provided.



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Posted: 11/25/2012 12:34:59 PM
I recieved my wonderful create swap from Marshia but oh my head hurts from all the thinking, thinking, thinking for the 2nd part LOL! But here I just want to check to see if I am correct in reading the instructions re to whom I send the completed 2nd part of swap. Am I correct in reading that is the same person I sent my original swap kit to? RubyRubbler in my case. Thanks!


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Posted: 11/25/2012 3:52:54 PM
LOL & HO, Ho, Ho, Jan! I soooo hear you about 'part #2' far as the what to do!

Yes! You will send what you make from the kit you received to the person you did a project & kit for.

My swapmate got hers from me & I think she was a bit non-plused to see how 'simple' I kept it. LOL! Always fun to surprise friends!

I'm in the process of translating Lickey's kit into a 'me' project. And I'm having a ball! I'm about 75% done & have done more papercraft techniques with this than I've done in years! Scoring, torn paper & more!



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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:11:03 AM
I've finally uploaded the project sent to Jan (FarNorth). It's here. Verrrrrrrrry simple!


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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:12:49 AM
Just a reminder. If anyone is still waiting for their kit. Be sure you've provided your swapmate with a mailing address & keep it handy so you can use it to send part #2 of this swap/challenge.

Heaven knows I'm always misplacing addys!

Have a bit more to do on my #2, but loving it so far.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:20:08 AM
I received my kit from Kathy over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is so creative: a "book" to hold different sized post it notes and a matching card. I have been amazed at the great creativity in these swaps, including the type of item. I feel quite lucky!

Thank you Kathy and I will get working on my end of the project to get it sent out.


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 11/26/2012 11:23:53 AM
Can't wait to see more projects, but I'm with Heidi--we are a diverse bunch who have lots of talent that we share freely!

all my StamPea pals!


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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:33:36 PM
Thisis the card that was sent to Ann along with all the items to re-create it, or make one herself.




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Posted: 11/26/2012 9:41:58 PM
I forgot to mention that I received my package from Jan (Far North) and it was unbelievably awesome! I haven't taken any photos yet, but hope to soon. Her package was so fun. You'll be jealous. Her project was awesome. I can't wait to make my project with all the goodies she sent.




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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:27:26 PM
I finished my kit from Marshia. I had the best time playing with it!
Hereare the details in the gallery.


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Posted: 11/26/2012 10:27:28 PM
I finished my kit from Marshia. I had the best time playing with it!
Hereare the details in the gallery.


...Jan

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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:18:14 AM
Terrific everyone! Enjoying all the shares!


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Posted: 11/27/2012 2:19:31 PM
Here's the link to the project I sent to Heidi I don't know what this technique is called
And my period key isn't working!!! hence the exclamation points, lol
Swap



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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:49:45 PM
Here's the project Daniel sent me and the gift card holder I made out of the supplies. Kathy it will be on it's way to you tomorrow.

Daniel - Kathy Send You Projects



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Posted: 12/4/2012 11:42:38 AM
WTG Kathys (SW & Beady)!

So pleased Beady uploaded our projects side-by-side. Let's folks see how much heat-shrinkage can do for the scale.

I uploaded my 'send' (thank you Beady) and provided some info on how I ribbited on ribbon

Neglected to share that the frog stamp is from I Brake For Stamps & the heart was done with a Martha Stewart punch. The glitz was done with glitter paint--'Tulip' (Duncan) champagne.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:54:56 PM
I have uploaded a photo of the project that Far North sent me here.

It will soon be on its way to lickeyan. (So if you want to be surprised, don't peek!)

I must say that I was sent a huge amount of awesomeness in my kit. And I have another project planned for said awesomeness that I'll be working on soon!

Thanks Daniel, for organizing this. Thanks Jan, for being an amazing kit maker and partner. And big thanks to Ann for her patience with my tardiness.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 7:54:31 PM
Beautiful victorian ornament RubyRubbler! TFS! I posted my original right next to yours! Daniel thanks for the fun swap.

12/6 Note: Updated gallery description.


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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:02:03 AM
Daniel and Kathy

Oh my gosh. I see St Patrick's day colored in Daniel's piece and I so like frogs. The gift card holder is so fun. Love the orange holly. Every single element of each pieces just makes me smile and smile some more. I look for that in cards - the laugh and smile element. Great work to both Daniel and Kathy.



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Posted: 12/8/2012 10:17:51 AM
Thanx, Lickey! Wasn't thinking St. Pat's when I made the project, but it could work for that. Might be fun to turn froggie into a leprechaun & do a shamrock from the heart shapes. I'd prefer a 'real' rock, but orange ones are hard to find... Beady has shared that orange is one of her fave colors (heavy sarcasm)

Great projects across the board, but the star swappers (Jan & Ruby) are real grabbers for me!



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Posted: 12/13/2012 10:03:35 AM
I am finally getting my second half in the mail to Heidi today. I will wait a few days to post pics.

I also received my second piece made with Daniel's kit. It is so cute! I am going to use it this Christmas!



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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:32:03 PM
I received Kathy's elegant card today. It is so pretty. I hope she remembers to post it. I love the ribbon it is gorgeous! Thank you Kathy!

I also hope that Marcia received the second half of the swap as well. I didn't put a tracking number on it, so hopefully it got there!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/20/2012 12:46:42 PM
Terrific, Heidi!

The 'spirit of giving' has descended on my heart. That means that if you haven't sent your 'part 2' yet? I'm not gonna be upset & doubt anyone else will be. Try to get them mailed before Jan. or let your swapmate know you haven't forgotten.

This was an ambitious version of 'Send YOU!' & everyone did a great job of follow thru with their pieces & kits. I'm proud of all of us!

I'm cogitating about what (& when) the next SY will be. Might be Jan since the first month's tag for Heidi's 'monthly' is due early that month. Might shoot for mid-Jan for the what & sign-up.

Merry, maerry, y'all!


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Posted: 12/22/2012 7:51:20 AM
I'm so so sorry. I haven't yet mailed my second half of the swap. I've been sick and I'm just today rejoining the living, just in time for the holiday rush. I regret to say that it will likely be after Christmas now before I can complete it. My apoligies.

Heidi, I received your beautiful card and matching postit note holder. What a great gift! I'll post pics as soon as I can.


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Posted: 12/22/2012 8:40:52 AM
I'm glad you got it Marcia. I took some photos before I sent them so I can go ahead and post the project now.

I am glad you are feeling better in time for Christmas!

Here is the project I sent onto Marcia:
Butterfly Card and Notebook

Kathy sent me the pieces of CS all cut out for the telescoping technique, which I used and then needed a second chance since I am still learning with my spectrum noir markers. It was a really fun technique I hadn't tried before, and will do again! Thanks so much!


~~Heidi~~



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Posted: 12/23/2012 10:46:27 AM
Here is the finished card I sent to Heidi with the materials Beady sent me. I also posted a few pics of our blizzard!
Asian style card and SNOW!



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Posted: 12/30/2012 12:15:02 PM

i finally have my You project from RubyRubber done and ready to get in the mail before the next year. I will be posting tis in the gallery and then back here as well.

Question - Do I send this on to Daniel - that is who I sent my original project to?



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Posted: 12/30/2012 12:30:03 PM
LOL, Ann! Yep! I get the project you made from Ruby's kit.

My project from your wonderful kit of calendar goodies goes to Beady--hoping her broken wrist is not going to prevent her from posting with us.


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