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    Talking Envie Addicts Unite! December

    I'm an Envie Addict! Hopefully, there are more of you out there! What? You're a newb? What's an Envie you say? If you don't already know, Envies are altered envelopes. They can be drawn on, painted on, upcycled, collage and mix media up! Sky's the limit. Getting personal mail is nice, but getting a mini traveling museum is the best! We also allow postcards!
    So here's what I propose, let's get a good sized group going for a monthly swap. It would be a nice way to get our fix of envies on a regular basis. Let's share our ideas, links to inspiration, and get to know each other as artist.

    How the NEW sign up works:

    First, I will post a new thread like normal. For the first week I will be accepting players. Players have the 1st thru 7th of the month to come to the thread and say, "I wanna play." Once you join, there is no withdrawing.

    Next, I will make up a partner's list and post it on the 8th or the 9th of the month. Once I have the player's list up, I will send everyone my usual monthly update via PM.

    My suggested mail out date would be the 15th, but for the most part your Envie needs to be in the hands of your partner by the last day of the month. If anything is late, there is a little forgiveness if you are communicating with your partner.

    In the past, we've had a lot of peeps that flaked on their trade. Itrader points will now play a big part in who plays in E.A.U. If you had a wonderful experience, fabulous! Leave positive points. If you had a hiccup, but your not too bent outta shape about it, leave a neutral point. If you had a total "flaker" and your experience was horrible...well then you might want to think about a negative point. (Consider yourself warned.)

    How will the points help us? I figure it this way. If you had a neutral point as a result of playing in EAU, you will be given a second chance, but a second one in a row will be considered a negative point. If you've had a negative point within 3 months no matter where you were playing, you cannot participate.


    On a lighter note, we celebrate birthdays! When you sign up and it happens to be your birthday month say, "I wanna play and I'm celebrating a birthday!" Other player's just might send ya some happy mail. ...just be sure to leave a YouRock point to those that RAK you.
    *Birthday addresses can be obtained through Kwailin777.

    Naked! Is how we send our Envies...as is. However, there has been times that mail has gone missing. If you feel that your Envie might find the same fate, you can send it, within a plain envelope. But! ... your art has to be dressed up with faux postage and addresses.

    Stuff, your Envie's with something sturdy like cereal boxes or junk mail. Send it out, but don't post a pic at AFA until you hear that your partner has received it. Save the surprise for them. Once, you get word that they have it, share it all over the place. We're nosey! We wanna see too!

    Size Rules: Your Envie has to be a minimum of 3 5/8 X 6 1/2 inches. (Small Business Envelope) ...and up...

    Celebrating a December birthday! Jazzie
    *Birthday addresses an be obtained through Kwailin777.


    December Partner's List

    Nicky - Neener Envie
    Janina - Dmnh O
    TrinaLD - Lindylu O
    Fandanie - Theweavershand O
    Notinkansas - Jazzie O
    Nanner - Suntrade O
    Nightowl_too - Miss M O
    Miss Iowa - Kwailin777 O







    Examples/Inspiration:
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    Good Mail Day
    Mail Me Art
    Mail Me Art Video
    For more ideas Google "Mail Art" and set it to images.
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    Need another hit? Try these threads to get your fix! Some of our own are waiting for you...

    MMH: Postcards by Idolores

    HD/HP/Collage Postcards by Suntrade

    PIF: Postcard Madness by Sweetest-sin

    PIF: Artcard 5x7 HD/HP by Oksana

    PIF: Plain Envie Are Overrated by Thatgeekyartgirl

    MMH: Altered Envies by Locatray
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    I wanna play!

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    Fantastic! We've got our first player! Anyone else?
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    Our player's so far...

    TrinaLD
    Fandanie O
    Jazzie Bday Babe
    Nanner O
    Theweavershand O
    Neener
    Lindylu
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    Also, I wanted to get some feedback. I have one player that would like to do some sort of ornament exchange. Anyone want to participate in an exchange that would run like weirdy mail? Basically if you want to do the ornament instead, you would say that you would like to do the ornament...then I would pair you up with another ornament player. If you would like to stick with your Envie trade...then I would pair you up with a player wanting that too.
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    I'm in I'ii do ornament. If not enough people, I'll do envie.

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    I'm in.
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    I'm still having trouble getting used to the newfangled site. I think I have imprinting problems - like baby ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwailin777 View Post
    Also, I wanted to get some feedback. I have one player that would like to do some sort of ornament exchange. Anyone want to participate in an exchange that would run like weirdy mail? Basically if you want to do the ornament instead, you would say that you would like to do the ornament...then I would pair you up with another ornament player. If you would like to stick with your Envie trade...then I would pair you up with a player wanting that too.
    What a brilliant idea...whoever is this genius person!? Ha!

    I'd enjoy doing an ornament, and would be happy to do two trades if we end up with an odd number. Thanks for entertaining the idea.
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    with Christmas presents to finish and wedding decor to make i was going to do the smart thing and pass for this month. then you had to go and dangle an ornament exchange in front of me and make it impossible for me to say no.

    count me in for an ornament!

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    I'll do an envie.

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    Alrighty, looks like we got a good list going
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    Okay, here's the thing about the ornaments. I love ornaments. I have a huge tree that requires ornaments. (it's an artificial that I picked up last year at my favorite upscale thrift store - Assistance League of Sacramento - for $25. It stands 9' tall and is gorgeous. I couldn't dismantle it last year because there was nowhere to store it, so I removed the ornaments and left the tree in the living room.

    Okay, sorry for rambling. As for the ornaments, are there material/size/etc. requirements?

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    Hello Addicts! Well, if there's gonna be an ornament exchange, might as well show some ornament DIY's for some inspiration

    This first one is a pretty kewl technique. It uses temporary tattoo's for it's designs. Think of what kind of tattoo's you can find...you can probably make some pretty weird ornaments! LOL! The tut is from The Crafted Life Additional pic from Home life





    This one doesn't have a tut, but it looks pretty easy. You would need to cut out your desired shape from cardboard. take apart a pinecone. Then start gluing each individual "petal" from the outside in. The first pic is from Home Esthetics



    Here are some variations using the same technique...

    From Etsy



    From Google Plus



    Here's another tut from My So Called Crafty Life

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    I think the only requirement is that you make a kewl one and it looks like you put a lot of effort into it
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    Sounds like something I would do...keeping the tree up that is. With that said...I haven't got the tree up yet...and I'm sorta not looking forward to it...so bah hum bug of me...I know...
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    I'm in this month for an envie, Mel
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    I would like to lurk out this month but if you have odd numbers for an envie let me know and I’ll jump in.
    I have decided to try and stay relaxed this month and not be drawn into any responsibilities I don’t want to fulfill. I love to make ornaments but I don’t feel confident I could pull one off this month without getting exhausted. But your description of the ornament requirements is fab Mel: “It has to be kewl and look like you put a lot of effort into it”

    Probably be putting the tree up today.
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    Hello Addicts! Some more ornament ideas for ya!

    For those of you skilled with the knitting needles, this one's for you. I couldn't find a link...and for all of the different styles I couldn't find a written pattern. However, maybe if you are a knitter, you can understand it in pictures?

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    From Design Peak



    This one is from Snowman Crafts
    You can probably get a pretty funny pic into that glass bulbs



    A better tut here at A Busy Kids Happy Mom



    I love these! No tut...they are from Etsy



    From Wings Of Whimsy Some tart tin ornies!



    More tin ideas from Creative Pointe

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