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  • Linzi 10:33 pm on February 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap IX: Holiday Cards Recapitulation 

    The final card arrived a month ago! I apologize for posting this so late. Similar to last year, I felt pretty loved over the holiday season and was impressed with everyone’s mad card making skills. This year Chris and I hung a string with two separate sections to make sure all of the cards would fit. Without further ado, here are the 2013 cards in the order I received them (if I can remember correctly):

    Iris

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    • Sue 8:59 am on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Great job everyone….thanks so much for making my holiday brighter ♥

    • Nikki 9:18 am on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Yay! I loved getting these this year and making them was fun too!

  • Linzi 4:25 pm on November 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap IX: Holiday Cards 

    Carrie’s holiday card from 2012.

    The holiday card swap was so successful the past two years I thought it would be nice to do it again. It was really fun to receive cards throughout December & make our homes more merry with shout-outs from friends. To anyone who didn’t participate last year (or who needs a fresh look at the rules) please read the following:

    XC Craft Swap IX

    Theme: Card
    Rules: Everyone that signs up will send and receive a card from everyone that is participating. Cards can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like (including store bought – new addition this year).

    If you’re interested please write your name and email in the comments below before November 8th. The swap begins on November 9th. I’ll send out an email to pass along everyone’s addresses. The number of people who sign up below is generally a good indication of how many cards to make. You should start sending your cards on December 1st and feel free to post your own card to the blog or I can post them as I get them – up to you!

    Happy Crafting!
    Linzi

    P.S. Click here to see the cards that were sent out last year to get ideas.

     
    • Carrie 10:27 pm on November 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Loved getting everyone’s cards last year… sign me up! (thanks for organizing, Linzi!)

    • Sabby 4:42 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • cberry 7:53 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am also in!

    • Ayaka 7:53 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      In! :)

    • Elise 9:49 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Cant wait!

    • Nikki 11:20 am on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Sue 8:25 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Bertrand Fan 9:25 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Reid 6:52 am on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Kristine & I are in

    • Traci 11:16 am on November 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Technically this isn’t before November 8th, but it’s on the 8th. Can I still get in?

      • Linzi 12:04 pm on November 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yes! You can still get in. :) Closes tonight at midnight!

  • Linzi 9:57 pm on August 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap VIII: Mystery Box Challenge 

    Please don’t send live animals.

    Inspired by cooking shows (Chopped, MasterChef, etc.), this craft swap is about making something ‘stunning’ with unknown – potentially weird – objects.

    XC Craft Swap VIII

    Theme: Mystery Box Challenge
    Rules: Everyone that signs up will be assigned another crafter. You have a month to put objects (anything goes, <=$20 in value) into a package & mail it to the person you are assigned. Once you receive your package, you have a month to create something using those objects. You can use other objects to create your craft as well, but keep in mind the objects you received should be the hero – not a garnish.

    If you’re interested please write your name below before August 31st. The swap begins on September 1st. You should send your boxes/packages on October 1st. The crafts, that you will keep & post, are due on November 1st – just in time to start making your holiday cards. ;)

    Happy Crafting!
    Linzi

     
    • Sabby 4:58 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in. I just can’t receive anything until after September 7 due to being transient.

    • Michael 11:17 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Let’s do this.

    • lauraishere 11:22 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in! What happens to the crafts after they are completed?

    • Bianca 11:22 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Cool! This sounds like so much fun. I want in!!!! Do we have a party or post photos to see what everyone comes up with?

      • Linzi 11:35 am on August 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yes! Sorry Laura & Bianca, I did a poor job explaining the ‘keep & post’ part of my write up.

        When you finish your craft you get to keep it. Please take photo(s) & write a blog post about what you received and what you decided to make out of it. You can send me the photos & post over email and I will then post it on this blog.

        Most people who participate are all over the country so we haven’t done a party in the past, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t do one this time. We’ll just have to see if we have enough people from the same area. :)

    • Sue 12:00 pm on August 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Count me in…I hope the goldfish bowl doesn’t break this time!

  • Linzi 8:29 pm on December 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap VII: Holiday Cards Recapitulation 

    The final card has arrived! This year’s end-of-the-year craft swap was our biggest ever with 15 participants. I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty loved this holiday season. The card ribbon Chris and I set up in the kitchen is overflowing! Without further ado, here are the 2012 cards in the order I received them:

    Sabrina

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  • Linzi 1:03 am on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap VII: Holiday Cards 

    Sam’s holiday card from 2011.

    I’m sorry the swapping has been on hiatus- I’ve been swamped! The holiday card swap was so successful last year I thought it would be a good one to start up the crafting again. To anyone who didn’t participate last year (or who needs a fresh look at the rules) please read the following:

    XC Craft Swap VII

    Theme: Card
    Rules: Everyone that signs up will send and receive a card to everyone that is participating. Cards can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like – just not 100% store bought (cause that would take all the craftiness out of it).

    If you’re interested please write your name below before October 31st. The swap begins on November 1st. You should start sending your cards on December 1st and feel free to post your own card to the blog or I can post them as I get them – up to you!

    Happy Crafting!
    Linzi

    P.S. If you’d like to see the cards that were sent out last year to get ideas, click the creator’s name: Sue, Laura, Sabrina, Reid, Linzi, Chris, Sam, and Ayaka.

     
    • Sabby 5:30 am on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am definitely doing this again!

    • lauraishere 9:51 am on October 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Iris 12:16 am on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      What a great idea! I’d love to join in on the crafting fun!

    • cberry 10:43 am on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I would also like to participate in this card craft swap-y goodness.

    • Carrie 12:05 pm on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in! I love craft swaps!

    • Sabah 1:35 pm on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      in!

    • feb 5:12 pm on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Me!

    • Ashley 10:13 am on October 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Stoked

    • Sara 12:43 am on October 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Totes down for it!

    • Kathleen 3:08 pm on October 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Sue 7:21 pm on October 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Camille 2:22 pm on October 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Count me in, too, please!

    • Ayaka 8:04 am on November 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      oh shoot! I just saw this now. is it too late to participate?

  • lauraishere 9:34 pm on April 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Pay it forward with friendship. 

    For this craft project, I put together a care package for my long-time BFF who is completing her law degree and graduating in May. Law school isn’t an easy road, so I sent along some treats to help her through finals week. A big jar full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and a box of local tea sachets should do the trick.

    When you’re far from friends who you still retain a deep friendship with, you don’t really need constant reminders of how special your friendship is, but it never hurts to sometimes show it. ;)

     

     

    -Laura

     
    • Sue 7:46 pm on April 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      With treats like those, I’m sure she will ace her tests!

    • Linzi 2:08 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      What a cute friendship bracelet! :) Are those your famous Laura chocolate chip?

  • Linzi 8:32 pm on April 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Sabrina’s Surprise Package 

    The following story and pictures are from Sabrina! – Linzi

    I have a very good friend from college who is living in the Washington DC area participating in Math for America. Since the beginning of the program she has been incredibly stressed out and miserable. There have been numerous things that have happened that were really unfortunate- flooding in her room, her car getting hit by a stolen vehicle- the list goes on.

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    • Linzi 8:33 pm on April 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      That package looks fantastic! I’m sure your friend loved it! :D

    • Sue 7:59 pm on April 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am sure that made her day. What a wonderful thing to do, hope she plays it forward.

  • Linzi 4:26 pm on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    An Infinity Scarf for Sue 

    For Craft Swap VI: Pay It Forward I knitted a seafoam stitch infinity scarf for my mom! My mom, Sue Bergmann, went through a lot last year, and I admire her for being one tough cookie. I chose to make an infinity scarf because my mom loves to go on long treks in the cold woods with her many dog friends. I used 98% alpaca yarn because alpacas and llamas are her favorite farm animal – she’s talked about getting one for years. The yarn made from their wool is super soft when knitted loosely, which is why I chose the lace-like seafoam stitch.

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    • Sue 7:35 pm on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      OMG it is absolutely beautiful and soooo soft. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to show it off. Love ya.

    • Daddio 2:55 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Rats…I thought it was my birthday present. :-(

  • Linzi 5:49 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Craft Swap VI: Pay It Forward 

    Pay It Forward

    Come one, come all – it’s a new year and time for another craft swap! I’m sure everyone is working hard at their resolutions, so this craft swap will be a simple but goodie. Inspired by the 2000 classic movie, Pay It Forward, for this craft swap we will be doing and documenting a good deed.

    XC Craft Swap VI

    Theme: Pay It Forward
    Rules: At some point in February through the end of March, you will do a good, selfless deed for someone. You can make them something, do something with them, or do something for them. It can be someone you know or someone you haven’t met yet. All that’s required is that the person you choose is NOT involved with this craft swap, documentation of the deed, and -for a twist- this act of kindness should come as a surprise to the recipient. Even though a story is all that’s required, it would be even better if you shared pictures as well.

    If you’re interested please write your name below before January 31st. The swap begins on February 1st. Please send me or post your own stories and pictures before March 31st.

    Happy Crafting!
    .Linzi

     
    • Christopher 5:58 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in!

    • Tori 6:23 pm on January 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Love it! Count me in too!

    • lauraishere 4:07 pm on January 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      in!

    • Sabrina 2:48 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Sure!

    • Alicea Cock-Esteb 7:18 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in.

    • yarrrsky 7:33 am on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ahhh just saw yesterday, is it too late to sign up?

      • Linzi 10:51 am on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Not at all! You can sign up whenever for this one. :)

  • Linzi 9:52 pm on December 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Ayaka’s Card 

    The envelope.

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