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nanner
09-21-2009, 04:40 PM
The Magnificent Seven (Days of December Prezzies)

*Swap is Full*

Swap Due Date - November 30
Sign up by/withdraw by date - No withdrawals
Number of Items - 7/7 large, 7/7 medium & 7/7 small gifts
Number of participants - 8

7 Simple Rules to Swap Success:

1. Make 7 large, 7 medium and 7 small presents. In return you'll receive 21 fabulous prezzies! Simple enough. Here's more details for various sizes:
[LIST]
The Large: This must be handmade. Substantial. It took you at least several hours to make. Maybe it's a 6 x 6 painted canvas, a hand-fashioned piece of jewelry, a unique stuffy (see examples below.) Use your imagination and fabulous skill set to wow us. This is the creme de la creme of our gift swap, make it count.
The Medium: This must be LOSING MY MIND!

The gremlins stole our post...and zombies stole my brain.

The Cliff Notes version of our swap:

December 19: VintageGlimmers prezzies!

December 20: Dina's good times!

December 21: Siren's sassafrass!

December 22: Captain Kati's wonderland!

December 23: Rainblow's blowfest!

December 24: mupps' mayhem!

December 25: whatever faerie sent. :dull:

And on the day we open your nifty giftys, you open nanner's cast-offs.

EdensRainbow
09-21-2009, 05:10 PM
Whoo-wee, check out these digs. Not bad nannerface. ;) I am so excited for/sent into a panic by this gifty thing. But I'm working my best to make sure you ladies aren't disappointed. I know I won't be. :D

I'd hoped to get the large gifts done by end of sept....that may have been a pipe dream.

themuppet
09-21-2009, 05:14 PM
hahaha Laurie, I'll count myself lucky if I START them by the end of october. ;)

nanner
09-21-2009, 05:19 PM
Greetings, Lovelies.

The stocking stuffers have been piling up already (apparently I have a passion for them.) And I think I've narrowed down what the Large will be...I think I'll have to start last week to get them done in time. Gulp!

Do as I say, not as I do! :elvis:

EdensRainbow
09-21-2009, 05:22 PM
Yeah....I usually totally stress myself out about getting things done only to realize I've finished them way before the due date. I guess that's good? But all that wasted worrying. I could worry over something important! Like....the environment....sweat shops....um, what to make for dinner...

katilady
09-21-2009, 06:51 PM
i think i know what i am gonna do, but i may change my mind!

VintageGlimmers
09-21-2009, 08:10 PM
Hey everybody!!! This is so exciting. I've got stocking stuffers piling up around here too and I'm very proud that I did get a small item made for everyone so far. Started my biggie prezzies but of course I'm freaking out that they may not be right for some. Then I look at the one I've made so far and think, "yeah - this is cool!" OH - I DON'T KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Somebody just smack me will ya? :unsure:

EdensRainbow
09-21-2009, 08:13 PM
I would smack you, but then I'd have to smack myself, 'cause I'm doing the same thing! lol.

Dadreemer
09-21-2009, 09:27 PM
missed this one. never saw it.

amyfaerie
09-21-2009, 09:49 PM
i have a couple of ideas . . . but i'm not sure what yet!

:)

adriayna
09-21-2009, 10:05 PM
Boohoo! So sorry to have missed out on this one :( Especially since you are using my piece as an example!

nanner
09-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Deblet and Dana Dear.... :(. Means much to me that you'd want to join.

I'd have made it 100 days of prezzies if I thought I could get it all done. Too many fab artists around here!

amyfaerie
09-22-2009, 12:58 PM
i might get out my bracelet-making stuffs and make you one, nanner, as your host gift. :)

some of the peeps in the swap have gotten them already, so i won't do them as an official "7 days" gift, but with the holidays coming, i could stand to thread a few for office-mates as presents, too. :)

Siren
09-22-2009, 06:32 PM
Heh, I started my mid-size gifts, changed my mind on half of them and then came up with a completely different main gift idea...this is how I always end up with too many gifts for certain people at the holidays! ;)

katilady
09-22-2009, 07:25 PM
you can send any extras to me amy! ;)

EdensRainbow
09-22-2009, 09:10 PM
Sorry, Kati. I get first dibs. ;)

amyfaerie
09-22-2009, 09:15 PM
lol! well, i'm not ruling out obnoxious jewelry as an option, though . . .

nanner
09-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Yeah, it's no secret that I lust after faeriefoot's bracelets! I might just crap myself...save yourselves!

katilady
09-23-2009, 11:21 AM
stinky!

dina54
09-28-2009, 01:20 PM
Well, I have finished the 7 "middle" gifts and 4 of the "large" gifts, and I have been haunting poor Nanner with e-mailed pics ("Do you think _______ will like this"? )
Gawd I am so insecure.... Anyway, I noticed that on the questionnaire we filled out I only have art dolls or chunky pages listed as what I would like to receive. I am NOT that fussy! (could have sworn I listed way more stuff) SO, anyone who wants to make me an altered photo, or altered box, or necklace (17-20") or just about anything else, feel free!

amyfaerie
09-28-2009, 01:26 PM
i am wearing an upcycled silk scarf today that i made this weekend as a dry run for some of the large presents . . . washed & hand-dyed silk, pieced with sections of vintage silk scarves, then hand top-stitched. i would add buttons or odd bits of stuff to the gift versions--but i'll take a photo of this scarf when i get home and ask what a few peeps think of it.

:)

katilady
09-28-2009, 03:19 PM
good to know dina!

i can't wait to see it amy!

am i the only one overwhelmed by this? in a good way, of course, but you know a little scared too, lol!

dina54
09-28-2009, 04:44 PM
am i the only one overwhelmed by this? in a good way, of course, but you know a little scared too, lol!

Are you kidding? I have been driving Nanner crazy with my "do you think this is OK?" e-mails!!!!!!

nanner
09-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Yeah...thanks to Dina, this is me: :wub:

dina54
09-28-2009, 08:52 PM
Yeah...thanks to Dina, this is me: :wub:

Hmmm...doesn't look too different than your usual...;)

dina54
10-01-2009, 11:15 AM
OK here are a couple of sneak peeks :wub:

katilady
10-01-2009, 12:14 PM
ooooh dina! i love the vibrant red and turquoise! you big tease!

themuppet
10-01-2009, 12:35 PM
mmhmmmm very intriguing!

nanner
10-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Such a temptress! Lucky nanner has been enjoying the sneaky peekys. Bribes being accepted...

dina54
10-01-2009, 02:25 PM
Not even Nanner has seen THESE prezzies :D

Siren
10-01-2009, 02:43 PM
...I feel like we're at some sort of better-than-ever peep show! ;)

themuppet
10-01-2009, 02:51 PM
woowoo take it off!

ahem.

Nice peeps!

nanner
10-01-2009, 08:54 PM
HAR! SYT!

ahem.

I spy some handdrawn good times, Dina Dear! And nanner likes!

nanner
10-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Dina's nickname is born: The Temptress.

nanner
10-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Yes, I'm the annoying beeyotch that can't just honor peeps chosen usernames. Siren and Edens....the nicknames will come to me...can't be stopped...they offer themselves up...and I'll edit the first post accordingly...

nanner
10-01-2009, 08:58 PM
nanner...STOP...POSTING!

katilady
10-01-2009, 10:27 PM
nanner keep posting!

dina54
10-02-2009, 12:14 AM
Oooooo... I like "The Temptress"......

EdensRainbow
10-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Wow, I am cracking up over here.

I believe I forgot to mention a medical condition that I've developed over the years in which I am physically incapable of waiting. It's tragic really. So, dina, doctors orders. I'm going to need to see the full present. I'm sure you understand the severity of my condition and will respond appropriately. ;)

You know? I've never had a nickname. Like ever. They just never stick....like rubber and glue.

Siren
10-03-2009, 03:23 AM
Mmmhmm...likely story! ;)

I call you Laurie-face. And Laurie-pants. Are my nicknames not good enough for you now!? ;)

EdensRainbow
10-03-2009, 04:09 AM
I never really thought of those as nicknames...more of a recognition process for you. You see me, you see my face/pants. I dunno, maybe you were just testing to see if your brain still worked. I can't guess all your motives.

katilady
10-03-2009, 12:57 PM
omg! ya'll crack me up! i think laurie-pants is a good nickname, especially when you are wearing a skirt, :D

dina54
10-03-2009, 03:46 PM
omg! ya'll crack me up! i think laurie-pants is a good nickname, especially when you are wearing a skirt, :D

Makes sense to me....:huh:

dina54
10-08-2009, 05:14 PM
Sure is quiet around here.... I have resumed haunting Nanner with pics of your prezzies! The pile is getting higher and higher! (It just hit me how naked my shelves in my little studio are gonna look when I send out all this stuff off.) Doesn't anyone else want to drop some hints....huh...dontcha?

katilady
10-08-2009, 05:27 PM
do it! i dare ya!

nanner
10-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Hint #1: My small gifts are oddelicious and some are not intended for consumption.

Hint #2: All gifts will make you go :elvis: in delight.

Hint #3: All are smaller than a breadbox.

Siren
10-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Yay! I'm so excited! Okay, I need to go back to work now, so many pretties to make, so little time!

*shudders in panic...love the new apartment, hate moving*

katilady
10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
here are some moving hugs: (((hug)))

large gift: undecided.
medium gift: will knock your sox off, if i can ever get the dremel to work.
small gift: probably won't be handmade.

Siren
10-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Large gift: I am clearly insane. Although I think I've toned down the insanity...sort of...
Medium gift: Not made of peanut butter.
Small gift: Undecided about spots.

themuppet
10-08-2009, 10:56 PM
aw man no peanut butter :(

Large Gift: ?
Medium Gift: ?
Small Gift: ?

HA!

amyfaerie
10-08-2009, 11:19 PM
Large Gift: May include skulls.
Medium Gift: May include doll parts.
Small Gift: May be the insane kitteh named Bolivar.

Siren
10-08-2009, 11:25 PM
I love kittehs! (And skull, and doll parts! Yay!)

dina54
10-09-2009, 12:54 AM
Now that's more like it !

EdensRainbow
10-09-2009, 12:58 AM
Yay....presents! Booo...moving.

Large gift: will steal your soul.
Medium gifts: likes things put in it. (:D)
Small gift:...on vacation.

katilady
10-09-2009, 10:07 AM
Medium gifts: likes things put in it. (:D)


oh the jokes! does it start with a v?

katilady
10-09-2009, 10:08 AM
Small Gift: May be the insane kitteh named Bolivar.

i heart bolivar! i liked how he was helping make beads in the pic in your artTrader article!

dina54
10-09-2009, 02:20 PM
WOOT! Katilady has the distinction of being the first of the 7 that I have finished all 3 prezzies for! :jiggy:
2 large, 3 mediums to go.

dina54
10-09-2009, 02:39 PM
More sneeky peeks This is FUN!

katilady
10-09-2009, 03:29 PM
WOOT! Katilady has the distinction of being the first of the 7 that I have finished all 3 prezzies for! :jiggy:
2 large, 3 mediums to go.

you can send them directly to me, no need to get nanner involved at all! :P

nanner
10-09-2009, 03:49 PM
No need to involve nanner?! You are busted...I'd spank you but you'd like it too much! :shocked:

Siren
10-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Gah--no being finished yet! *runs around in moving-induced panic!* ;)

On the bright side, soooomebody's gift got the lauriepants seal of approval yesterday! (We're hiding each others' gifts but it's entirely impossible to hide *everyone's* gifts, esp. the large ones, in our teeny apartment!) Of course, now whenever I look at it I'm vaguely hungry since I worked on it while watching back episodes of "Hell's Kitchen"!

Okay, I'm gonna go pack another box. Blech. Then I will reward myself with art! And then more packing...

katilady
10-09-2009, 04:45 PM
oopsies. :D

Siren
10-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Ah well. ;)

katilady
10-09-2009, 04:55 PM
i bought a crapload of ___________ today on my lunch break. i'm gonna do something with 'em!

Siren
10-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Such sweet tortures!

amyfaerie
10-09-2009, 05:00 PM
i heart bolivar! i liked how he was helping make beads in the pic in your artTrader article!

is that not a hoot? i wouldn't have expected sal to use that picture, either . . . but he's into EVERYTHING all the time.

when i was making some altered dominoes yesterday, he had them everywhere. :)

katilady
10-09-2009, 05:21 PM
it was sooo cute amy. kittehs are delightful!

EdensRainbow
10-10-2009, 02:58 AM
...I had a dream the other night that my cats were actually Martian space bugs in disguise...

dina54
10-10-2009, 11:21 AM
...I had a dream the other night that my cats were actually Martian space bugs in disguise...

You mean they AREN'T????:wideeyed:

katilady
10-10-2009, 11:41 AM
i had a dream that i...never mind, too personal. :P

katilady
10-12-2009, 09:13 PM
why is this thread so quiet? are ya'll working overboard to keep your secrets? why no banter? dina? got any more teases for us?

my tease:
i took ______ _______ to my ex's house and he brought out his drill and ______ ______ in them! now they are all prepped for ___________! this would be the medium gifty!

dina54
10-12-2009, 09:35 PM
why is this thread so quiet? are ya'll working overboard to keep your secrets? why no banter? dina? got any more teases for us?


DUDE! I'm doin my best here!!! I haven't had a chance to make any more gifties, BUT as soon as I do, I will post some more sneak peeks :cute: Promise....

katilady
10-12-2009, 09:43 PM
lol! a response, yay! i can't wait to see what you show us next. :D

dina54
10-12-2009, 09:49 PM
lol! a response, yay! i can't wait to see what you show us next. :D

Kati honey you will ALWAYS get a response from me......;)

katilady
10-12-2009, 10:29 PM
yay! just for that i will tell you that i am currently working on your large gift! :D

dina54
10-12-2009, 11:04 PM
:spinny:Happy, happy, joy, joy!

nanner
10-13-2009, 12:36 AM
i took carnal urges to my ex's house and he brought out his drill and relieved pressure in them! now they are all prepped for hawtness!

Hey, I thought these were supposed to be hints about the gifts? :P

EdensRainbow
10-13-2009, 02:29 AM
Heh, nanner's dirty joke was funny....:laugh:

I have been working and packing and have no time for posting. Not even the cards I've done for swaps...yeesh. I hateses moving....hatesessssss.....filthy hobitssss...

katilady
10-13-2009, 10:20 AM
seriously laurie, if you guys get that space travel machine thing built i'll come help! not that i am any good at packing or moving, but i can certainly be entertaining. :D

and this is for you nanner: :P! closest thing we have to a flip off smiley. for your information his girlfriend was there. and i am not that kind of girl, anymore. :D

nanner
10-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Captain is a mere fawn in the forest now...:wideeyed:, har!

katilady
10-13-2009, 10:13 PM
haha!

i have finished the lovely laurie's large present, and i am putting the finishing touches on dynamic dina's large, woot!

dina54
10-14-2009, 12:22 AM
i am putting the finishing touches on dynamic dina's large, woot!
how do you know I have a large woot?:wideeyed:

nanner
10-14-2009, 12:27 AM
:biglaugh:

katilady
10-14-2009, 10:25 AM
how do you know I have a large woot?:wideeyed:

and how do you feel about me putting the finishing touches on it? :eek:

dina54
10-14-2009, 10:32 AM
:spinny::wubclub:

nanner
10-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Double, triple :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: !!!

katilady
10-14-2009, 03:08 PM
:spinny::wubclub:

woot! woot!

katilady
10-14-2009, 08:38 PM
hey guys, i was curious as to how old everyone is. i'll start: i am 33, though i look like a baby, lol.

i've started on vintage glimmer's large prezzie! where is she by the way? she should come hang with all of us!

dina54
10-14-2009, 11:48 PM
Just turned 55 last month...(a day of infamy:rolleyes:)

EdensRainbow
10-15-2009, 12:36 AM
Ooh, ooh! I just turned 27! :D And Siren is baaaaaaaaaby at 26.

themuppet
10-15-2009, 08:53 AM
I turned 35 last month... It's allllllll downhill from here *hides from Dina* ;)

katilady
10-15-2009, 10:24 AM
thanks ya'll for helping to satisfy my curiosity. looks like i am right in the middle, course a few more folks need to chime in.

nanner
10-15-2009, 01:39 PM
I'm 37. Though, my "wanna be this age forever" was 27. Live it large, rainblow!

(Funny sidenote: my computer isn't spellchecking rainblow...is that a for real word?)

dina54
10-15-2009, 04:32 PM
I can see I am the old lady here...so show a little respect why doncha.

katilady
10-15-2009, 10:09 PM
i am finished with larges for dina, laurie, lisa, and sarah! i've started on amy/siren's!

mupps your large makes me laugh and laugh so i hope you like it!

EdensRainbow
10-15-2009, 11:47 PM
Ha! Rainblow....the new drug craze taking over the teen populace and terrorizing parents everywhere....

Go kati go!

dina54
10-16-2009, 01:19 AM
"Rainblow" ? Teens ? Large WOOTS??? GAWD I feel so dirty....

katilady
10-16-2009, 09:51 AM
whew! glad this thread is starting to liven up. i think i need to do a line of rainblow!

EdensRainbow
10-16-2009, 02:13 PM
Just be careful you don't OD....it's all greys after ODing....scary stuff. :err:

katilady
10-16-2009, 02:31 PM
i'll be sure to be careful, don't want to lose my colors!

katilady
10-17-2009, 12:03 PM
so everyone has a large either done or in progress from me! and i went shopping for small gifts yesterday and everyone's got one of those. i just need to finish the last bit on the larges and start the mediums and then wrap them up.

i may not be too creative with the wrapping, i hope everyone's ok with that.

nanner
10-17-2009, 02:16 PM
Gold stars for Captain and The Temptress for doneness!

I'm sure however you wrap those bad boys will be smacking. :D

dina54
10-17-2009, 03:06 PM
The Temptress is a little foggy on the specifics of mailing. Are we sending them ALL to you or are we mailing to each individual?

katilady
10-17-2009, 03:54 PM
we are sending all to nanner and she will divvy them up so they should be labeled clearly.

i wonder if it would be cheaper to mail them individually.

dina54
10-17-2009, 05:34 PM
we are sending all to nanner and she will divvy them up so they should be labeled clearly.

i wonder if it would be cheaper to mail them individually.

I'm thinkin Yes. Hey Nanner, you might wanna re-think this $$$$-wise

dina54
10-17-2009, 05:52 PM
WAIT! we are wrong, If everyone uses 1 large priority box to send everything to Nanner and sends the $$ for a large prority box return postage, all nanner has to do is pack up one box to every participant and mail them off, so YES it works just fine, but of course the Sarge knew that......:notworthy:

katilady
10-17-2009, 06:10 PM
do you know how much a large priority is? jeez, i hope it's large enough for 21 prezzies!

katilady
10-17-2009, 06:18 PM
ok, it's $14. i also think we should pay for DC # and insurance. what does everyone else think?

nanner
10-17-2009, 08:48 PM
Dina Dear, the first post has all the handy dandy info you should need and more.

If anyone wants to send their gifts directly to the players, be my guest...just let me know you're doing so por favor.

Everyone else send me $20 and all your gifts, I'll do my best to get them to you for under 20 bucks. This is my first time hosting a swap like this, so I'm sure it will be a learning experience.

katilady
10-17-2009, 08:55 PM
$20 sounds good, that would def cover a large flat rate box, dc #, and insurance. i think you can insure up to $300 for $4 or something.

katilady
10-17-2009, 08:57 PM
just to tease you nan--your prezzie is COMPLETELY done, 'cept for wrapping it.

do we need to send 'i think you're swell' cards too? or is that over the top?

nanner
10-17-2009, 11:35 PM
"I think it swells"? Wha?! Sorry...red wine + rainblow = misreading. :P

EdensRainbow
10-18-2009, 01:07 AM
Maintain, nanner! Maintain...

dina54
10-18-2009, 11:09 AM
Maintain, nanner! Maintain...

That is SO not gonna happen.....:cute:

katilady
10-18-2009, 12:04 PM
"I think it swells"? Wha?! Sorry...red wine + rainblow = misreading. :P

i like your version better, pass the rainblow.

Siren
10-18-2009, 01:24 PM
Oh, I have been missing out the last couple days! ;) You all make me smile!

katilady
10-18-2009, 01:31 PM
how's the moving going amy?

Siren
10-18-2009, 01:36 PM
Actually, rather well. The worst of my freaking out is passing; unfortunately had to drop a swap and one more miiiight be necessary (but the due date is still a couple weeks away so I'm holding off for now). And I have a three day weekend and a bunch of opening shifts this week so that will help--we'll probably move in our beds and cats on Friday or something.

katilady
10-18-2009, 01:42 PM
right on! moving can be so stressful. it must be nice to know the end is in sight. :)

EdensRainbow
10-19-2009, 12:31 AM
..."going well"...yeah.

EdensRainbow
10-19-2009, 03:27 AM
AAH! Amy's torturing me!! Someone help!

katilady
10-19-2009, 09:40 AM
good job amy! keep it up!

how are you torturing her btw?

EdensRainbow
10-19-2009, 02:16 PM
...kati's present is officially changed to coal.

She put a really cold beer bottle against my forehead and it made my brain go bzzzzt and all fuzzy. I hate cold!

katilady
10-19-2009, 02:21 PM
poor pumpkin! bad siren! is that better?

VintageGlimmers
10-21-2009, 10:09 AM
LOLOLOLOLOL - between swelling rainblows and pressure-relieving tools I may just have to bust out the depends for my 45 year-old bladder. You girls sure know how to make a stressed-out lady smile.

In between painting 10,000 pieces of wainscoting and molding I am filling out 30,000 page college financial aid applications and visiting every college campus from New Jersey to Chicago. I am making time to work on my prezzies. Hopefully I can put a few sneak peeks out there soon. My small gifties are done and the large ones are getting there. Still don't know what I'm doing for the medium ones. I can't decide! I LOVE seeing some of the torturously gorgeous little tease images but I'm feeling a little inadequate. Muppet - would you mind giving my inner critic a swift kick to the uvula please?

katilady
10-21-2009, 11:21 AM
oh it's good to see you lisa! you sound soooo busy! may the force be with you!

themuppet
10-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Consider it done, LisaLisa!

I keep waffling and changing my mind as to what I'm going to make. I have a few little swaps to catch up on and then I'm all about the gifties!

katilady
10-21-2009, 01:03 PM
my inner critic needs one too mupps. feel up for it?

dina54
10-21-2009, 01:03 PM
I have 1/2 of one large gift, and 2 mediums left to make!
Actually, my mediums and my smalls were kinda the same amount of work; so they are either all smallish mediums or possibly medium smalls, not sure....:wacko:

VintageGlimmers
10-21-2009, 01:46 PM
I know what you mean Dina - one of my ideas for my mediums will take longer to make than my smalls but my smalls will be physically bigger than my mediums - lolol :wacko:

katilady
10-21-2009, 01:58 PM
you guys are getting me all excited!

dina54
10-21-2009, 02:27 PM
you guys are getting me all excited!

Really...?:) :) :)

Siren
10-21-2009, 02:27 PM
So much happiness! I can't wait! *glee*

Okay...back to packing...but all I wanna do is play! (It's so hard to be good and work on moving when I'm home alone and half the stuff left in the apartment is art supplies! They call to me! "Aaaaammyyy....Aaaaaaaaaammmmmyyyy...come make pretties....you know you waaaaaant to!...Aaaaaammmyy..." See? Insidious!)

dina54
10-21-2009, 02:39 PM
More sneaky peeks

katilady
10-21-2009, 02:42 PM
oh amy i feel for you!

teasing us again, eh, dina?

themuppet
10-21-2009, 03:09 PM
ooOOOOOooOOoOo Tease!

nanner
10-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Those are good teases, Temptress.

I have to finish one more swap and then I can get down to biz on gifties. :elvis:

amyfaerie
10-27-2009, 12:57 PM
i am so excited . . . i started working on these this past weekend. I have a few presents done, having finished up one for mupps this morning.

vintageglimmers: large and medium present finished!
themuppet: medium present finished!
dina54: medium and small present finished!
siren:
edensrainbow:
nanner:
katilady:

i need to get moving!

dina54
10-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Here's my tally so far:
( small - medium - large)
vintageglimmers: done - done - done
themuppet: done - done - 3/4done
amyfaerie: done - done -done
siren: done -not done -done
edensrainbow: done -not done- done
nanner: done -done -(sort of)done
katilady: done -done-done

Of course I keep adding stuff, and changing stuff and I still need to mat some things, oh, and wrap, yea, still gotta wrap.....

themuppet
10-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Man you guys suck

I have decided on 12 different things, but I keep changing my mind. And you're mostly done, Dina!!! Ack!

nanner
10-27-2009, 10:36 PM
Same goes here...I finally finished my last swap so in theory I should get cracking soon. In theory.

EdensRainbow
10-27-2009, 11:18 PM
Ugh, I haven't even been able to think about these for the last couple of weeks. Sadface.

Everyone's large presents are at the very least started. Some are pretty close to done.
Mediums, I know what I'm gonna do, haven't even started.
Smalls trickling in. :D

Soon the move of doooooooom is over and then I can art again! *happydance*

katilady
10-28-2009, 10:14 AM
i have to start and finish 3 med.'s then i am done and will wrap!

Siren
10-29-2009, 12:20 AM
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who's got lots to do! ;) The move will be over on Saturday and I've got a couple days off now, so I will be cleaning the old place and artifying with my time! Yay!

VintageGlimmers
10-29-2009, 09:39 AM
I've still got a TON to start and finish. Mups, I keep changing my mind too - it's maddening. Half my problem is I keep pawing through all the stuff stored away in boxes looking for one specific supply and I come across other stuff which gives me twenty more different ideas.

I am playing ALL day today though. My deadline for ten different projects for Ranger is fast approaching but I know whenever I get into the groove with those products, I always get a ton of other artsy stuffs accomplished and some cool techniques end up happening by accident.

Siren and Eden, enjoy the break from moving - it will feel so gratifying to finish! Cleaning up the old place hopefully will give you a sense of real completion.

amyfaerie
10-31-2009, 11:41 AM
I have katilady's large present finished! :jiggy:

I'm starting edensrainbow's large present today.

katilady
10-31-2009, 12:52 PM
woot woot!

i am still where i was. i sooooo wanna wrap these to show ya'll. i ordered some gift wrap from my niece but it has yet to arrive, sadly. i may have to go buy more. i only like cool wrapping though, not cheesy reindeer stuff. anyway, i'm rambling.

amyfaerie
10-31-2009, 05:23 PM
i've bought a good bit of skull-themed wrappings while halloween stuff is still around, so we'll all have a very gothic xmas. lol.

katilady
10-31-2009, 05:27 PM
woot!

Siren
11-01-2009, 02:54 PM
Tehe! That's a really good idea!

katilady
11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
except for buying chocolate and wrapping i am finished! woot!

amyfaerie
11-01-2009, 03:06 PM
awesome, kati! i'm SO jealous! :) i have dina's large gift and laurie's large gift both about 3/4 of the way done . . . which makes this a VERY productive weekend! :)

EdensRainbow
11-01-2009, 10:18 PM
I am so jealous of all of you!!

Tomorrow I'm going to devote some serious time to this and I think I'll get three of the big prezzies done! Yaaay!

dina54
11-02-2009, 01:49 AM
Must....Finish...Last...Two....Prezzies....Aaaargh !:wacko:

amyfaerie
11-02-2009, 01:51 AM
do any of you have cats, besides kati?

dina54
11-02-2009, 02:12 AM
That depends, how MANY cats are you interested in? I seem to collect them.... (see my People Gallery) So I guess the answer is- Yes. I have cats.

EdensRainbow
11-02-2009, 02:30 AM
Siren and I have two beautiful (and sometimes evil) kitties! The fat one is currently in my lap and making it really hard to type, lol.

VintageGlimmers
11-02-2009, 02:57 PM
No kitties here. We have a sweet little dog who sometimes thinks he's a cat though. He can leap from the floor to the top of a couch in a single bound, has been known to drink from the kitchen faucet, tries to eat pet hamsters and plays with yarn from my daughter's knitting stash. :wubclub:

nanner
11-02-2009, 03:37 PM
I am the official (self appointed) Auntie to All Kitties. But sadly without any babies of my own right now. :(

amyfaerie
11-02-2009, 10:20 PM
cool, y'all! :)

katilady
11-08-2009, 08:15 PM
working on making tags so i can wrap these. one side will probably have the person's user name and small/med/large and the other side with have the date to open. i wanna make them pretty though.

amyfaerie
11-08-2009, 08:26 PM
i am getting excited! i have a medium gift to finish for kati, and nanner's gifts to make, and i'm done!

i'm working on vintage glimmer's large gift right now . . . :)

katilady
11-08-2009, 08:34 PM
oooooh! show us teaser pics amy!

artrageous
11-08-2009, 08:40 PM
OMG... HOW did i miss this???? I just posted a 12 days of festivus swap, frikkin crap... nanner.. you know you really ment to make it eight days, right, i mean 8 is such a nice round number!! UGH! Kickin myself for missing out on this swap!!

amyfaerie
11-08-2009, 09:30 PM
i'll tell you what, everyone . . . this swap has completely drained me. next year, NO present swap. it's just too hard, because we filled out those big lists, which to me are like a huge list of what NOT to make, so i feel like i've had to make everyone gifts from their lists, like it's a PAT christmas swap. i can't bear it. and now, i worry that despite my best attempts, people will STILL not like what they get.

and i'm not buying anyone any damned candy.

sigh. i feel a little better now.

artrageous
11-08-2009, 09:43 PM
oh amy, i cant imagine ANYONE not liking something theyd get from YOU!!

katilady
11-08-2009, 10:14 PM
yea amy. i have no doubt that i'll love whatever it is that you made. BUT i totally fucking hear you! i am happy to be done but i am now worried that i didn't make enough. sigh. i agree a break is in order.

dina54
11-08-2009, 11:26 PM
DUDES!!!! It's a present for gawds sake! Chill. Everyone will love what they get....Or I'll hunt them down like dogs and....Oh, nevermind.

amyfaerie
11-08-2009, 11:41 PM
LOL! i guess you're right, dina . . . that really does put it in perspective. :)

nanner
11-08-2009, 11:44 PM
Yes, please chill my lovelies. Between this swap and "nanner's moleymoley theme from hell", it's getting to where my fave thing (this site and you peeps) is getting less fun. :wubclub:

dina54
11-08-2009, 11:54 PM
Yes, please chill my lovelies. Between this swap and "nanner's moleymoley theme from hell", it's getting to where my fave thing (this site and you peeps) is getting less fun. :wubclub:
That's cuz you miss my sneak peeks!!! (:embarrassed:) (I mean at my prezzies of course)

Siren
11-09-2009, 12:00 AM
Everyone here does phenomenal work and whatever is made will be fan-freaking-tastic! (In other news, I've been busy, busy on prezzies here!)

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 01:48 AM
okay, mine are done! wrapped! ready to head out once i dig a box out of our gardening shed tomorrow!

a lot of the offerings are a little different, but i think everyone will be pleased. :)

themuppet
11-09-2009, 02:03 AM
Oh silly willy amyhead, Gifts will always be received in the same spirit as they're given.

Besides. If you guys don't like my gifts for you, screw you anyway. haha!

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 02:10 AM
LOL! :laugh:

Siren
11-09-2009, 02:16 AM
Exactly! ;)

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 05:43 AM
As Supreme Ruler of the Universe, I hereby decree everyone shall love their gifts or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!

cheese...I can't believe you people are to the "will they like it?!" stage....I'm still freaking out about getting them done on time.

(also, you all rock, and I'm totally stoked to be getting art from you...unless it involves body hair...ew (you never know, some artists are really crazy))

lord i'm tired....meetings at work suck.

dina54
11-09-2009, 09:07 AM
(also, you all rock, and I'm totally stoked to be getting art from you...unless it involves body hair...ew (you never know, some artists are really crazy))



(((:wideeyed:frantically checking to see if Nair works on collage)))

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 10:28 AM
dina, i laughed out loud at that!

katilady
11-09-2009, 11:14 AM
oh dina! you make me laugh and laugh!

dina54
11-09-2009, 11:59 AM
:elvis: Thank ya veri mush....

themuppet
11-09-2009, 12:21 PM
hahahahahhaha dina!!

I dunno, Laurie. My hair sort of has a mind of its own, so you may end up with some accidentally. It likes to go all Kamikaze. Last year's gifts were dangerous and so some had blood hiding in them. :eek:

(and I'm still in the "oh crap I hope I get them done" stage)

Siren
11-09-2009, 02:35 PM
(Me too...but I'm catching up...ish...) ;)

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 03:15 PM
Arty type question....what do y'all use for varnish?

themuppet
11-09-2009, 03:19 PM
well... it depends on what you're varnishing. I've been sealing jewelry bits and polyclay with diamond glaze.. or clear acrylic spray.. gel medium for arty shit, although I've been pondering using the acrylic spray for that so that it won't be sticky.

Tell me what you're varnishing and I'll pretend to know what to use but really will just be all sneaky and find out what you're making... teehee!

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Sneaky muppet. :P It's a painted surface. I usually use a Krylon spray, but I was wondering about a more glossy-er (...what? it's a word) finish.

katilady
11-09-2009, 03:38 PM
you could use a glossy gel medium laurie. i've found that the spay sealers aren't as glossy as they claim to be unless you put like 40 coats on.

themuppet
11-09-2009, 03:41 PM
I have Krylon "Acrylic Crystal Clear" gloss spray.. It dries REALLY fast (which is awesome) and is super glossy. And it's non-yellowing and cheap, like 3 bucks, sold with spraypaint.

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 04:00 PM
The thing I don't like as much about the gel medium is that I always end up with visible brushstrokes. Is there a way to avoid that?

Maybe I'll do some more looking for glossier sprays. I think the one I have now is jst an acrylic coating.

themuppet
11-09-2009, 04:04 PM
I use the self-leveling clear gel medium which definitely shows less brush strokes. You could also thin it, I think. and diamond glaze can also be thinned and brushed on.

You could also spray it with fixative and then use polyurethane on top

katilady
11-09-2009, 04:27 PM
yea, what sarah said. and you can apply with a sponge brush too.

dina54
11-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Arty type question....what do y'all use for varnish?

I find that if I breach the space/time continuum and travel back to the Jurrassic for some Actinium crystals (they have a lovely shiny finish when melted) I can bypass the nasty radioactive qualities of the present day version.
But in a pinch UHU's all purpose clear glue goes on nice and easy with minimal brush strokes showing, and dries clear and shiny.

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 09:21 PM
mupps is right--clear gloss spray sold with spray paints is as good as permanent fixative, but half the price . . . for artworks i use the more pricey UV-protection stuff from the art supply store, but only if i'm making it for someone else. for my own keepers, i use the cheap stuffs. :)

my gifts are boxed and going to the post office on tuesday morning! :)

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 09:22 PM
nanner, my postage $$$ is in an envelope that's in with YOUR gift assortment. :)

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Dina, I'm having trouble with the Space/Time thing...I keep ending up in mid 16th C Germany....so that might not work. Oh well. ;) Thanks for the tips everyone!

aaaaaand, I'm jealous of amyfaerie.

katilady
11-09-2009, 10:27 PM
amy no piccies of wrapped prezzies?

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 11:09 PM
well, i didn't want you all to realize that you were getting coal . . .

katilady
11-09-2009, 11:14 PM
figures, i prolly deserve it!

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 11:28 PM
LOL! here's my gift box . . . with a special treat on top for nanner.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/237/large/1_bolivar_making_christmas_bright.jpg
each person's gifts are in a green mesh bag, to keep them organized on their trip, and to hopefully keep bolivar from gnawing all the corners.

EdensRainbow
11-09-2009, 11:30 PM
Ha! That's the best present box ever!!

katilady
11-09-2009, 11:32 PM
lol! i love it! bolivar's gotten so big!

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 11:33 PM
twice as big, and twice as evil, kati, i swear!

katilady
11-09-2009, 11:41 PM
that's my kinda kitteh!

themuppet
11-09-2009, 11:43 PM
Heyyyyy that looks just like my Jinx kitty. Like exactly. Well. She might be a little fatter. But still!

amyfaerie
11-09-2009, 11:47 PM
i can't imagine she could be fatter. you should see the barrel on the underside of that little beast!

LOL!

nanner
11-10-2009, 12:16 AM
I'd be THRILLED to have a kitty as a hostess gift. Send me that beast! I ache with love to give kitty babies, and have been sans babies for toooooooo long. :(

Everything in due time. When I get resettled, I want to get a pound kitten and a Persian kitten...and raise them as equals. :)

katilady
11-10-2009, 10:52 AM
oh nanner. i hope that happens soon. i don't mind if you name one of them katilady either. :wubclub:

dina54
11-10-2009, 11:10 AM
oh nanner. i hope that happens soon. i don't mind if you name one of them katilady either. :wubclub:

or " the Temptress ":cool: ! great name for a kitteh...

katilady
11-10-2009, 11:22 AM
hey nanner, i just noticed amy and laurie still have 'nickname to come' next to their user name in the 1st post. when do they get a nickname?

and dina i agree. she should get 2 girl kittehs and name theme katilady and the temptress!

dina54
11-10-2009, 11:38 AM
Just to let you all know, I'm outta here for 3 days. Headin' to New YAWK City to hit some museums and consume large quantities. See ya Thursday!

amyfaerie
11-10-2009, 11:47 AM
oooh! have a good time! :)

katilady
11-10-2009, 04:32 PM
have fun dina!

artrageous
11-10-2009, 06:03 PM
ok.... i just came up with the GREATEST idea ever... since i didnt get to sign up to participate in this swap i say that everyone who is should sneak me a pic of their prezzies so i can oh-ah and drool all over them... what do yall think? LOL

nanner
11-11-2009, 02:20 AM
You ROCK, Oz. Sneak, drool and rule the Peanut Gallery as you see fit! You are awesome.

Rainblow is accounted for on the nicknames. Siren is still pending, but not forgotten.

Have fun and miss us much, Dina. Eat some tasty street vendor food for us.

amyfaerie
11-11-2009, 10:32 AM
mine officially went out with a delivery confirmation # on tuesday morning. i'm thinking you might get the box by friday, m'love!

katilady
11-11-2009, 01:26 PM
ya gotta update that 1st post with the rainblow nickname so laurie doesn't get sad.

siren should post like 10 x a day so we can figure out a nickname!

i hope ya don't mind me being bossy, but i am the captain afterall! :D

katilady
11-11-2009, 02:33 PM
ok, my dearies! i have a teaser pic of your medium gift!

themuppet
11-11-2009, 02:35 PM
you made us all pasties?! Just what I wanted!

amyfaerie
11-11-2009, 02:45 PM
i don't like it. i'm sorry, but it's not to my taste.

amyfaerie
11-11-2009, 02:46 PM
:biglaugh: omg, i can't stand it. you KNOW i'm joking, right, kati?

Siren
11-11-2009, 02:53 PM
HA! It's so hard to keep a straight face, even digitally! ;) I'm sitting here, at the start of me three day weekend (OF JOY!) and contemplating if I should do the dishes before I get elbow deep in more prezzies for all...heheh...oh please...dishes? V. Prezzies? Laurie, I apologize in advance that the kitchen probably won't be clean when you get home from work.... ;)

katilady
11-11-2009, 03:05 PM
i don't like it. i'm sorry, but it's not to my taste.

lmao! i seriously started cackling when i read this! thank god i am not at work today! :P

katilady
11-11-2009, 03:05 PM
poor laurie. but you know, she can deal since she's getting a prezzie too!

Siren
11-11-2009, 03:08 PM
And she's sick, too. :( Poor thing! And at work, because her company is mean. Seriously. Maybe I will at least tidy while my tea is steeping...that would be a little productive, at least.

katilady
11-11-2009, 03:09 PM
well, i'll send her some virtual chicken soup!

katilady
11-11-2009, 03:10 PM
and some rainblow! that stuff always makes me feel grand!

Siren
11-11-2009, 03:11 PM
Tehe, I'm sure she'll appreciate that! ;)

katilady
11-11-2009, 08:18 PM
well mine are wrapped, yay!

nan-- i don't have cool little bags to keep them all separate, so you'll have to read the tags. HOWEVER, i did use the same color ribbon on all 3 gifts and didn't repeat colors. so if you find one with red ribbon look for 2 more with red ribbon and you'll have all of dina's gifts, etc.

to everyone else--please excuse the lack of chocolate, i ran out of money!

oh, for you collagers--i wrapped everything with vintage ledger sheets that you can reuse!

Siren
11-11-2009, 08:52 PM
The official response to Katie and Amy from the AmyLaurie househouse is:

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

(tehehe...it's awesome, ladies.)
(And, bwahahaha, I'm nearly done with amy's big prezzie, which means I think I'm set for all the little gifts, half done with the big gifts, and still changing my mind every eight hours on half the medium gifts!) Now I'm off to the grocery store to buy dinner stuffs so I can feed the dying one. :( (PS, stop dying. I mean it. If you die, who will be in luuuuuuuuve with Alistair with me!?!??!?!) :wubclub:

katilady
11-11-2009, 09:28 PM
lol amy-siren!

who's alistair? can i be in luuuuuuuuuuuve too? do i wanna be?

btw, quit dying laurie!

amyfaerie
11-11-2009, 10:44 PM
those look fabulous, kati!

yeah, laurie . . . quit dying already!

nanner
11-12-2009, 12:21 AM
Prezzies-all-in-a-row look great, Capt. Nice work and thanks for the sneaky peeky.

Siren
11-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Alistair is the love-interest in Dragon Age (all Bioware video games are, in fact, the best)--we run about solving puzzles, rescuing peasants and royalty alike in our quest to save the world, all while seducing our cute little man at the same time! ;) We are, in fact, huge geeks.

VintageGlimmers
11-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Freaking out here!!! And LOVING the teasers. Vintage ledger sheets make me giddy! I really should be upstairs painting molding so I can move back into my bedroom. And since I'm having Thanksgiving here with my ginormous, freakish family of 28, it might be a good idea for me to start attempting to get my house in order but no - I think I shall continue to work on my large prezzies today. I'm on step 10 of about 50 with them - DOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. :wideeyed:

Dina - have a fantastic time in the city! We spent a day there last week visiting Barnard & Columbia but then once those pesky boring info sessions were over, hubby, daughter and I spent the rest of the gorgeous day people-watching in the village. I love NYC.

amyfaerie
11-12-2009, 10:33 AM
as i've finished this, i realize that despite my lack of online commitments, i have a present to make for my parents for christmas. i picked out a counted-cross-stitch design in Eugene this week, so i'm going to try to hustle through that to get it framed in time for the holiday.

i think i can do the frame myself--and just pay someone to cut the matting--but now it feels a bit more frantic here. sigh. apparently i'm just not happy without anxiety.

VintageGlimmers
11-12-2009, 01:21 PM
I made lots of progress this morning on my gifts, more than I thought I would - YAY!!! Figured I'd get some materials together for my mediums. I'm thinking they can go a few different ways: silly/fun, pretty/delicate or creepy/freaky. Anyone wish to weigh in on their preference? :)

katilady
11-12-2009, 01:23 PM
all of the above? :D

nanner
11-12-2009, 01:36 PM
I've been working on LisaLisa's biggie. (And everyone else's is starting to form and drizzle outta my brain...) All your directions sound great. I love the humor/pretty/freaky you put into your work (a'la Lizzie Borden), so follow your gut. It never steers you wrong.

themuppet
11-12-2009, 01:49 PM
I'm always down for creepy! :D but i'll be happy with just about anything.

Siren
11-12-2009, 02:47 PM
Oo, I love creepy and I love delicate...or both! ;) They all sound wonderful!

*goes to the kitchen to check on amyfaerie's biggie*

(I'm keeping an eye on it; you know how it is when you're bubbling something in a cauldron, you leave it alone for five minutes and, poof, you've got a hungry griffin splattering pancake batter everywhere trying to make breakfast when all you hoped for was a nice, heartwarming swarm of killer bees.)

themuppet
11-12-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh man Siren, I hate it when that happens. or the eye of newt starts to go a little stale and turns everything slightly holographic.

I've just finished a delicately creepy something for someone. Seriously I don't know which one of you I'm giving it to yet.. hahahahah But hey, I finally got something done! GO ME!

nanner
11-12-2009, 04:27 PM
Go, you. Looks like we're tied. Go us.

FUNNY, Siren. Prezzies and hexes, you really know how to spoil us!

amyfaerie
11-12-2009, 07:19 PM
mupps, i want it! i want it!

nanner
11-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Greedy-faerie's box arrived today. Gonna unpack it in a bit (no-peeking-no-peeking...)

EdensRainbow
11-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Not quite dead yet, but thinking about it. Stayed home sick today and inbetween sleeping (of which I've done waaaaaay too much...i hate sleeping...I slept for 11 hours last night and I still feel exhausted...this sucks) I've done some work on the prezzies. amyfaerie, dina and kati are done for the bigguns. muppet's is coming along nicely and then nanner and glimmerlady are percolating. I hope to crank out the mediums on monday. And fun small things! I'd put up teaser pics but i can't find the usb thingie...I'll send mental pictures instead. Concentrate really hard. Got it?

*shiver* so dang cold....

themuppet
11-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Healing mommy-type snuggles for you, girl!

nanner
11-13-2009, 02:46 AM
And virtual chicken soup (or the comfort liquid of your choice). Feel better :wubclub:.

Siren
11-13-2009, 05:05 AM
It's pretty much art-a-palooza here: I am finished with big gifts for the She-Who-Glimmers, Knuckle-Sammich Amy and Mupps the Mighty, and I'm neeeearly done with Dynamo-Dina's. And for those of you who shake presents and peek beneath the paper of poorly wrapped prezzies, a hint:

https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo04/cc/af/ac8d670d9baa__1258058722000.jpeg

(teheh...)

katilady
11-13-2009, 11:21 AM
ooooh! i lurve hints! and nanner, watch out! siren might takeover as the nickname giver!

nanner
11-16-2009, 01:04 PM
Our very own LisaLisa (VGlimm) is owed some birthday spankings as of YESTERDAY (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=575914#post575914)! Happy Birfday girlfreeeeeeeeend! :elvis: