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kristinized
12-26-2008, 09:32 PM
THANKS FOR PLAYING EVERYONE! THE BOX HAS REACHED ITS FINAL DESTINATION!


I moved to a smaller place this fall, and finally found time this weekend to go through boxes holding my craft supplies. Now I have a massive amount of stuff that I don't use or need (or have room for) and thought it'd be fun to start a RR. Please read all instructions before joining:

1. You should have a minimum iTrader rating of 15 to play.
2. Players must be willing to mail the box to the next person within 5 business days
3. Post to this thread when sending and receiving (communication is a MUST).
4. All items added to RR must be clean & in usable condition. All types of ephemera welcome.
5. Share.
6. Leave an iTrader for the person who mailed you the box.

All players must be prepared to mail the box flat rate priority ($12.95 plus delivery confirmation). Use a new box each time sending out (they’re free at your post office). Keep the cost in mind before joining, and due to weight this swap is limited to US players only.

The rules of the RR are simple – see something you like? Take it out and replace the materials with something of similar quality. Do not use this as an opportunity to get rid of junk, and I know I don’t have to remind this group to share because we all have excellent manners but I will anyway: feel free to take the things you like but don’t take it all, leave some for the next player.

I’m starting the box out with: papers, ribbons, rubber stamps, postage stamps, glitters, fabric, dominos, eyelets, brads, wax, pin up girl images, penny card sleeves, and whatever else I can find!

1. amyfaerie
2. JAD
3. isisjean
4. Carolina Soap Chef
5. cbshai
6. poeticpaper
7. vholdwic
8. adoonaisoul
then home to kristinized

amyfaerie
12-26-2008, 09:52 PM
i think you were first in MY box RR . . . i'd love to be first in yours! :)

kristinized
12-26-2008, 09:54 PM
Glad to have you!

vholdwic
12-27-2008, 12:04 AM
I'd love to get in on this, too, please!?

vholdwic
12-27-2008, 12:04 AM
I just realized I only have a 13, but I'm pretty new and have several swaps out that will be bringing in more iTrader points.

Please?

kristinized
12-27-2008, 11:22 AM
I'll put you on the waiting list vholdwic, so that when you get your last 2 you can either grab an open spot or be first for the next box. :)

JAD
12-27-2008, 11:53 AM
Would love to join!! :)
I just sorted all my craft supplies over the holiday..I have fabrics, stamps, blanks ATC's, stickers, sleeves, decorative papers (scrap book type), beads, ribbons, etc. to place in the box :)

kristinized
12-27-2008, 12:41 PM
sounds great!

isisjean
12-27-2008, 03:57 PM
I want in too! Please sign me up!!

kristinized
12-27-2008, 07:05 PM
thanks for joining isisjean!

AnnieDeMontreal
12-27-2008, 09:44 PM
too bad this is U.S. only.. but I understand.. ! have fun !!!!!!!!! :wubclub:

kristinized
12-27-2008, 11:28 PM
Yea, I believe it would cost about $30-$45 to ship from Canada, don't know many who would go for that! :)

AngelaMariex3
12-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Can I play? I missed all the other good ones. I haven't had too much activity due to my move recently, but I'm slowly getting caught up and would love to try and have some fun in the process. :)

kristinized
12-28-2008, 02:35 PM
Welcome aboard AngelaMarie!

cbshai
12-28-2008, 03:31 PM
may I play?

kristinized
12-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Of course!

AnnieDeMontreal
12-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Yea, I believe it would cost about $30-$45 to ship from Canada, don't know many who would go for that! :)


:err:shooooosh, that's a lot of money indeed! so have fun you girls!!!!!!!! :laugh::wubclub:

kristinized
12-30-2008, 02:59 PM
Anyone else? I should be mailing to amy by the end of the week.

poeticpaper
12-31-2008, 01:27 PM
I'll play, I'll play!

kristinized
01-02-2009, 11:05 AM
You're in poeticpaper, and I believe that completes this box! I'm going to try and get it out to Amy today.

kristinized
01-02-2009, 06:33 PM
The box went in the mail to Amy today

JAD
01-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Yeah!!!! I'm next...and I found some really neat items that I forgot I bought..so I will put a few of them in the box as well....This is fun :)

amyfaerie
01-03-2009, 05:42 PM
it may already BE here . . . i can't imagine that, but i have a "delivery confirmation" notice at the post office, and ours is closed on saturdays . . . hmmmm! it'll be a mystery until monday!

kristinized
01-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Well well well, score one for the PO!

I forgot to mention that there's a bag of hello kitty keychains in there - enough for everybody if you want one!

cbshai
01-03-2009, 06:13 PM
:twitcy:it'll be like Christmas all over again

AngelaMariex3
01-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh!! I want a HK keychain :) I'm such a kid.

amyfaerie
01-05-2009, 10:31 PM
okay! believe it or not, that WAS the box! it took ONE day! wow!

it is chock full o' goodies . . . i haven't decided yet what i'm going to keep and what to pass on! but . . . i know that i'm eyeing some halloween goodies and some red embossing powder, but there's a lot to go through! :)

thank you, kristin!

kristinized
01-05-2009, 10:41 PM
very welcome!

I always have such a problem with rr boxes because there's so many things I want to try but then never find the time for (plus I'm such a hoarder!)

cbshai
01-06-2009, 09:35 AM
(plus I'm such a hoarder!)

oh yes me too!!!!:jiggy:

vholdwic
01-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Now that I have 15 iTrader points, can I play?

kristinized
01-07-2009, 10:44 PM
Sure! I'll just add you to this box, you'll be after poeticpaper

amyfaerie
01-08-2009, 04:26 AM
okay . . . the box is heading out tomorrow! :)

JAD
01-08-2009, 05:59 AM
Yeahhhhh!!!!!!I'm so excited to be getting it next..I will be putting in some items I got from China..There will be enough for everyone so please remember your fellow artist...:)

AngelaMariex3
01-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Woo! Not much longer til I get it!! :)

amyfaerie
01-08-2009, 01:05 PM
all right, i have everything packaged up and tucked in the OLD box . . . so i have to go to the post office and pack a NEW box.

i've added, among other things, a big stash of vintage book pages [this is one thing i have a ton of, in a big variety], maps, and some collage sheets i've made [laser printed], vintage game cards, playing cards, flash cards, vintage buttons, some dominoes, some tags, some rick-rack, and a bunch of other little things.

most of my stuff is mixed-media supplies, so some of it may seem scary. lol! like i included a small baggie of retail tags i've not thrown away. i love those things!

oh, and i added a packet of turpentine pages . . . they're a mess to make, so i thought if any of you have never made them, seen them or used them, you could take some of mine to play with. just keep the ziploc bag closed if you don't want to smell them! they've been well aired out, but still have a faint odor.

AngelaMariex3
01-08-2009, 06:07 PM
I've always wondered - What exactly is "turpentine pages"? What's it used for? Thanks!

Carolina Soap Chef
01-08-2009, 10:38 PM
So sorry that I missed out on this RR Box. I do so love getting & giving in these. Please put me on the list if someone drops out for any reason or if you decide to do another. Thanks so much! Gosh, how could I have missed it???? Berkeley Elisabeth:shocked::cry:

poeticpaper
01-08-2009, 10:40 PM
amyfaerie, glad to know i'm not the only one who hordes retail tags, too! waste not, reduce, reuse, recycle and all that jazz...plus some of them are really pretty!

amyfaerie
01-08-2009, 11:01 PM
i know! i put a few in there from a clothing company that uses sweet little fairies on their tags . . . lol! my DH knows not to throw out tags before i check them to see if they're "good" ones. ha ha.

AMx3, turpentine pages are basically magazine pages soaked in turpentine. i know it's best to use vintage National Geographics, and you have to do an entire magazine at a time, making sure to coat every page with turpentine. Even so, it can take days to work, and only about half [if you're lucky] of the pages "turn."

The turpentine causes older black toner to run and bleed, so the pages make these awesome designs. But, the batch I made in August [that these pages are from] was soaked for about a week, in a plastic dish basin in my back yard. It stunk up the whole yard! :) the pages shown on sallyt's blog [below] are WAY cooler than what i've done so far.

http://www.tuscanrose.com/making_turpentine_paper.htm

http://sallyt.typepad.com/imagine_this/2006/07/turp_paper.html

amyfaerie
01-08-2009, 11:09 PM
oh, and the box DID go out today, JAD!

JAD
01-09-2009, 06:36 AM
Yeah!!!!!!!:) tapping foot...waiting patiently:)

JAD
01-11-2009, 06:05 PM
I received the box yesterday!!! Just opened it WOW!!!!..I have lots to put in as well :)

amyfaerie
01-11-2009, 07:58 PM
oooh, great! i'm glad it's there safely!

poeticpaper
01-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Just fyi, postage rates for boxes/shipping are going up effective January 18th. The large box will now be $13.95.

Postage rates for regular stamps are going up again in May.

kristinized
01-12-2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks for the info. Still a decent price for 10 pounds of arty goodness though!

JAD
01-12-2009, 04:40 PM
Kristin, I pm'd you..can you pm me back...Thanks a bunch!!!!!!

kristinized
01-12-2009, 05:17 PM
Just logged in again and pm'd you (stupid work gets in the way...sigh). That shouldn't be a problem! :)

kristinized
01-12-2009, 05:19 PM
We had one player drop out - so when isisjean when you get the box please send straight to cbshai (first post player list updated).

Thanks!

Carolina Soap Chef
01-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Could I take Angela Mariex3' place instead? I posted before for a place in line but I guess that I was too late. Berkeley Elisabeth

kristinized
01-12-2009, 08:43 PM
That would work out even better Carolina_soap_chef, I'll add you to the list

adoonaisoul
01-12-2009, 09:13 PM
I only have an itrader of 13, but i would love to join this , i have done 21 trades this week so ill check back when i qualify, i have some great stuff to share :)

JAD
01-12-2009, 11:22 PM
It was such great fun going through the big box of goodies. :):)
isisjean, you are going to have a ball :)
I was able to get the $12.95 flate rate box (large) and it went postal today.

Thanks to our wonderful Host :):)

kristinized
01-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Thanks for keeping the rr moving along so fast Jeannie! RRs are only as good as their players! :)

adoonaisoul
01-13-2009, 09:01 PM
ok so now im a 15 in th i trader rating, Can I Join!

adoonaisoul
01-13-2009, 09:02 PM
If its too late thats ok too :) maybe next time, Just let me know

Carolina Soap Chef
01-13-2009, 11:15 PM
Thanks so much for including me in this RR. I'm looking forward to sharing lot of goodies. It'll be like Christmas all over again! I'll send a pm to the host and to the person above me on the list with my addy. Thanks again. Berkeley Elisabeth:goofy::D

kristinized
01-14-2009, 09:52 AM
I'll add you adoonaisoul! And then I think we're full, don't want this box to take too long to make its journey home. Welcome to the group!

amyfaerie
01-14-2009, 11:24 AM
i do want to mention that the box i rec'd from kristin to start was the $9.80 box, NOT the $12.95 box . . . so that's what i sent on to JAD . . . i was reading the top of the thread today, and i realized that i didn't want JAD to think i shorted her!

i just continued with the size box i received from kristinized!

cbshai
01-14-2009, 11:31 AM
I picked up a box at the po today so i'll be ready & waiting:jiggy:
just a bit excited

JAD
01-14-2009, 11:32 AM
Amy, I wouldn't worry about it.:)...I sent the $12.95 size as listed in the first thread so that is where we will probably stay at..
The box is awesome any everyone will love going through it :):)

JAD
01-14-2009, 11:34 AM
I picked up a box at the po today so i'll be ready & waiting:jiggy:
just a bit excited

Don't worry we have guards on the box so it will get to it's next address :policeman::policeman::policeman::policeman:

isisjean
01-14-2009, 05:31 PM
I got the box today from JAD. I took out some calendar pin-up images, some tags, some Russian book pages, and a tiny stamp set. I put in some ribbon pieces, papers, corrugated cardboard scraps, a few retro images, and other stuff. It is on its way to Carolina Soap Box no later than tomorrow.

JAD
01-14-2009, 06:09 PM
WOW!!! That was fast :)

adoonaisoul
01-15-2009, 01:36 AM
Thanks do you need my address ? Just pm me whoever needs it :) im so excited

isisjean
01-16-2009, 05:49 PM
I had meant to get the box out by yesterday, but I am really sick (dang chest cold) and will get it out ASAP!

Sorry all!

kristinized
01-19-2009, 11:43 PM
I'll be out of town from 01/20-01/30 so I won't be able to check in here til I get back. I'm sure everything will continue to go smoothly. I hope you're feeling better isisjean!

Carolina Soap Chef
01-21-2009, 08:44 AM
Isisjean...take care of yourself. Although, I am always on pins and needles waiting for the box to arrive; however, I can use your time of sickness to practice 'grown up patience'. It is more important that you get better. Who can afford Doctor' bills in these times???
Kristinized, have a fab time on vacation...although, I think that I would go nuts without the internet at all! Are you hibernating? LOL Have a great time.:wubclub:

isisjean
01-22-2009, 09:49 AM
I got the box in the mail on Tuesday! Sorry for the delay. Feeling a bit better, but I do not want to go to work today, ick.

Carolina Soap Chef
01-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the update, Isisjean. It's when you are feeling a bit better that you need that extra day to re-energize. If you aren't in danger of losing your job why don't you take an extra day and get lots of sleep. Vegetate. I hear it's good medicine when you need it. :):)

Carolina Soap Chef
01-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Got the box of goodies last night when I got home. Just sitting down to open and absorb all the goodness inside. I'll check back in later.:wideeyed:

Carolina Soap Chef
01-27-2009, 10:14 PM
Finally made it to Michael's to pick up a few items I wanted to put in the box, so it is going postal tomorrow. Sorry it took longer than usual. Berkeley:twitcy:

Carolina Soap Chef
01-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Hi everyone, Just checking in. Found totally fab stuff in the goody box. Took some ephemera pieces; rick rack; sequins; calendar pages; a few buttons; some stickers; & some paper trims. Refilled the box with bottles of acrylic paints; suede laces; adhesive gems; adhesive backed Valentine rhinestone hearts; rubber stamps; several packs of stickers; & 3D stickers; cabinet cards; unbleached coffee filters; Mother of Pearl buttons; 24 yds. of satin trim; large flower appliques; and asst'd eyelash and angelina fibers. It was packed full of fabulous art goodies and I hope you like what I added. BTW, for those next in line, I added a sweet treat, just to say thank you. This box has been a joy and like Christmas again!!! Enjoy! The delivery confirmation number is: 01038555749583858347. It went out today to Cbshai who should probably get it tomorrow since Waxhaw, NC is only a short distance from me.:wubclub::wubclub::wubclub:

cbshai
01-28-2009, 10:46 PM
:jiggy:
I'll let you know when it gets here!

cbshai
01-29-2009, 04:22 PM
The box came today Berkley
It is packed! I have to wait until my 2 year old goes to bed, she kept "helping" me pull stuff out and telling me "I want that"

poeticpaper
01-30-2009, 11:36 AM
That's what my 4 year old does with my fun mail.

"mommy, is that yours? Can I use that?"

Sometimes I share but more often than not I say "no, it's mommy's"

I give her Everything in this world. I have a right to keep a little for my Self.

;)

Carolina Soap Chef
01-30-2009, 01:16 PM
You go girl... we as mommys sometime forget to take care of our own needs. We all deserve a little something something for ourselves!:)

kristinized
01-31-2009, 01:11 AM
Thanks for keeping the box moving along guys! :)

cbshai
02-03-2009, 12:56 PM
The box is on it's way to poeticpaper.
I put in some new fibers, beads, a book on doodling, and more but can't remember:confused:
It is so packed I had to about sit on it to tape it up.
Enjoy!

kristinized
02-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the update Christy!!

poeticpaper
02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
woohoo!

adoonaisoul
02-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Lol i love this thread :) isabella doesnt get to do crafts anymore with me because she likes the glue sticks a litel too much as a snack :(

poeticpaper
02-05-2009, 09:45 PM
I received the box from cbshai today! There's a lot to go through!

I'm going to sort through it then pull from my stash and I'll post when I've sent it along!

kristinized
02-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the update Bethany!

poeticpaper
02-09-2009, 11:55 AM
The box is ready, I can't make it to the p.o. today but it will be in the mail tomorrow.

adoonaisoul
02-09-2009, 10:08 PM
im so excited its getting closer to me :P

poeticpaper
02-10-2009, 08:58 PM
It's officially in the mail.

The box was bursting at the seams!

kristinized
02-10-2009, 09:05 PM
Thanks for posting, I'm so happy that this box is moving along so quickly!

Carolina Soap Chef
02-10-2009, 09:38 PM
;)Just wanted to let you know that I just remembered to send iTrader to our great Hostess for putting together this trade and to the person who sent the box to me. Reps to all the other traders before me. This was as always a fun way to trade supplies and replenish with cool things others have shared.

kristinized
02-11-2009, 08:51 AM
Much agreed! :)


This was as always a fun way to trade supplies and replenish with cool things others have shared.

vholdwic
02-11-2009, 02:25 PM
Oh Boy! It must be on its way to me! Can't wait!

vholdwic
02-12-2009, 01:31 PM
WOW! I got the box today and I gotta tell ya, it is jam packed with a plethora of wonderful things. It may take me a day or two (I have the grandgirls for the next 4 days), but as soon as I do a trade of some of that for some of mine, I'll send it on.

kristinized
02-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Excellent (doing my Mr. Burns impression), thanks for the update! I'm so happy this box just keeps moving along! :)

adoonaisoul
02-12-2009, 07:06 PM
yay im so excited she got my addy i cant wait !!!!

OriginalYouth
02-14-2009, 12:49 AM
Hooray for being a great PAR example! (Pass a Round, baby!)

kristinized
02-14-2009, 12:58 AM
Woo hoo! Now I think I've had enough excitement today and should go to bed! :)

vholdwic
02-18-2009, 12:03 PM
Just got back from the post office. It took two of us (a very nice postwoman and myself) to hold the box closed and tape it shut. I absolutely can't believe all the great things in there.

Adoonaisoul, just wait 'til you see this treasure box!

kristinized
02-18-2009, 12:26 PM
Oh dear - sounds like it might explode when opened! :)

cbshai
02-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Just got back from the post office. It took two of us (a very nice postwoman and myself) to hold the box closed and tape it shut. I absolutely can't believe all the great things in there.

Adoonaisoul, just wait 'til you see this treasure box!

lol
I had to sit on it.:jiggy: these are too fun!

adoonaisoul
02-20-2009, 08:50 PM
I got the box, holy cow its like mary poppins purse

adoonaisoul
02-20-2009, 08:51 PM
there is so much cool stuff in it!!!!!!!!!!

kristinized
02-21-2009, 11:24 AM
glad to hear adoonaisoul! thanks for the update!

kristinized
02-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Huzzah!!!

The box was waiting for me when I stopped at the post office this afternoon.

BOY WAS IT HEAVY! Yikes!

Thanks to everyone who played, I hope you got plenty of goodies and enjoyed the PAR.

:yes: