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artisticsole 12-10-2012 04:12 PM

*Closed and Completed* Be My "Altered" Valentine
 
Be My ALTERED Valentine

I LOVE to recycle, upcycle, repurpose and reuse anything and everything.

I know Christmas isn't even here and I'm all for Valentine's, but it seems the day after Christmas, the stores are already stocking Valentine's!
So with that in mind, I invite you to join me and
Be My aLtErEd Valentine



Quantity: 9+1 (send in 10 receive 9 back--one is for the hostess!)
Due Date: Friday, February 8th


Newbies and International swappers are always welcome!! One requirement is to check in weekly so I know you're still in the swap!! :)


The DEETS:

1. For this swap you will pick a letter from VALENTINE.

2. Then you'll decide what your letter and base will be made from. Some ideas to make your letters and base from are: cereal boxes, envelopes, plastic packaging, aluminum foil, cardboard, container lids ect. You must have your letter mounted to a base that is 6"in height by 4" in width. You can have any shape for your base, round, oval, retangle, triangle, star, heart, ect but you must have the height 6" and the width 4"

3. You will then embellish your letter and base with anything and everything related to VALENTINE's day! buttons, ribbon, bling, clock parts, thread, brads, eyelets, beads, stick pins, emphemera, stickers, feathers, flowers, ect, ect

4. Colors and theme MUST be Valentine related--Reds, pinks, browns, black, creams with love, kisses, hugs, poems, you get the idea--if you send in blue and orange or yellow and green you will not be swapped!

5. You can make this into a banner, accordian display, tag book or ?, I'm leaving that up to you when you receive these. All bases should have a hole on each side at the top for stringing. Let's go 1/2" from the sides at the top and 1/2" down from the top. I'll post an example.


No Vendor Requirements--meaning you can use anything you find or have for this swap.

Shipping: Keep in mind shipping costs...the letters could be different thicknesses than what you send in, please send as much postage as it took you to send in plus a few extra stamps or $$. Any stamps or $$ not used will be returned to you. If you send cash, I print labels online with USPS and include delivery confirmation for free. If you have any questions just ask!

When you're ready to ship:
Peggie/Artisticsole
932 W Hackamore Ct
Nampa ID 83686


When you sign up please tell me what letter you would like. If we fill up the first group I will add a second group.


Group 1:
V- Nsmac1-LJ031470843US
A-Babygoofus-9400109699938402317211
L-Angelsparkly-9400109699937492255847
E-Rhoshoun-9400109699939558996251
N-Shereel-9400109699939566089631
T-CherryLime-1Z97054841325037
I-Mauiueno-9400109699937492236952
N-PamButcher--9405509699939558996261
E-NYTripletMommy-9405509699939559024437

Group 2:
V-CherryLime-1Z97054841325037
A-Venus@home-LJ031358535US
L-Mauiueno-9400109699938399164744
E-Artisticsole
N-Venus@Home--LJ031358535US
T-Shereel-9400109699939559129979
I-Onecowfarm-Shipped to you today 2-9-2013
N-Artisticsole
E-CherryLime-1Z97054841325037

artisticsole 12-10-2012 04:13 PM

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Here's the example, I put together this morning (I didn't embellish). The base is 4x6 and the letter fits within the 4x6. The base can be any shape you want and then decorate the letter and embellish, embellish, embellish....

nsmac1 12-10-2012 04:27 PM

Oh I am SOOOOO in. I'll take V to get things rolling.

artisticsole 12-10-2012 04:28 PM

YaY!! I knew this would be up your alley!! <3

Steffie_00us 12-10-2012 04:45 PM

Subbing for now. You had me until you put the measurements. 6in in height and 4in wide. Mmmmmm......I am at a loss. Right now all I can think about is window types, flooring, cabinets, paint swatches.... My head hurts. We will be working with a contractor to make all the changes and put the house back together

angelsparkly 12-10-2012 06:25 PM

I think I 'get it'. We'll see when you post example. I think I will take L.

mauiueno 12-10-2012 07:04 PM

I'll take the I please

artisticsole 12-10-2012 07:34 PM

I'll get an example up in the morning..ya know i try to keep it simple ;)

artisticsole 12-10-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mauiueno (Post 19877512)
I'll take the I please

YaY! Marilyn has joined is!!!

babygoofus 12-10-2012 08:16 PM

i'm in. any letter is fine with me...

Trish Rego 12-11-2012 03:35 AM

I like non-traditional colors, like the orange, red, greed, tan with plaid hearts valentines I am making now, very Burberry, so I will sit this one out. Thanks for the invite though.

NYTripletMommy 12-11-2012 04:06 AM

"E" please :-)

venus@home 12-11-2012 07:10 AM

I'll take a spot any letter is good!

artisticsole 12-11-2012 07:11 AM

babygoofus--How about A?

NYTripletmommy--Gotcha!! Thanks for joining!! :)

Trish Rego--that's a good idea, I really like burberry, but for this round I'm going to stay traditional! ;)

shereel 12-11-2012 07:12 AM

I'm in. This sounds fun.

artisticsole 12-11-2012 07:13 AM

Posted my example....I think it took about 15 min to get things cut and painted...I did a free-hand on the letter---I could have broke out the cricut or printed it as a template....guess I'm saying just keep it simple and homemade! ;)

artisticsole 12-11-2012 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by shereel (Post 19878109)
I'm in. This sounds fun.

What letter would you like shereel?? Happy to have you playing! :)

artisticsole 12-11-2012 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Steffie_00us (Post 19877217)
Subbing for now. You had me until you put the measurements. 6in in height and 4in wide. Mmmmmm......I am at a loss. Right now all I can think about is window types, flooring, cabinets, paint swatches.... My head hurts. We will be working with a contractor to make all the changes and put the house back together

Oh Steffie, I sure hope it gets easier for you!! So are you just going with basic replacement or are you upgrading? I know you said there wasn't any insurance coverage...did anything come through with FEMA?? Do you have your tree up or are you doing all the holiday decorating? I'm sure it's hard to handle all of this with the holidays around he corner!

angelsparkly 12-11-2012 07:29 AM

Hi Peggie, just wanted to make sure you saw my letter 'L'. Didn't see my name next to it and didn't want you to give it away. I already have ideas for it. :-)

Steffie_00us 12-11-2012 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19878122)
Oh Steffie, I sure hope it gets easier for you!! So are you just going with basic replacement or are you upgrading? I know you said there wasn't any insurance coverage...did anything come through with FEMA?? Do you have your tree up or are you doing all the holiday decorating? I'm sure it's hard to handle all of this with the holidays around he corner!

We are upgrading. We need new windows, have been living with out screens for almost 12 years. I love to open my windows so it was always a hassle with the bugs and cats (thankfully I have scaredy cats and rarely got out). We will knock out a wall to open up the living room but it needs a support beam. The wind also damaged our glass door, so we will get that replace as well as get a new 'pretty' front door. The current door is just old and I have painted it but it is time to go. I want a window in the door. FEMA gave us money but it will only cover part of everything we want to do. We have applied for a FEMA loan which is at 1.5%, just waiting to see if we are approved. I am sure we will since DH and I have both have credit ratings over 790. We have learned to live with in our means and we live on salary (mine). We decided to go with smaller house with out alot of upgrades to have a smaller mortgage. This way after we moved in, he quit his job and started his own business. All I have to say is sticking to a budget is VERY VERY hard. :rolleyes:

CherryLime 12-11-2012 08:56 AM

Put me down for either the T or one of the N's.

Thanks!

CherryLime 12-11-2012 09:06 AM

Oh another way I like to display my banners is to clip each letter to a yardstick, makes for easier banner change out and storage! A way to use those decorated binder clips too!

artisticsole 12-11-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by angelsparkly (Post 19878154)
Hi Peggie, just wanted to make sure you saw my letter 'L'. Didn't see my name next to it and didn't want you to give it away. I already have ideas for it. :-)

Gosh, my eyesight is going!! I didn't even see the last part of the post....So glad you caught me before I made a big boo boo!! ;) Have you down for L

artisticsole 12-11-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steffie_00us (Post 19878251)
We are upgrading. We need new windows, have been living with out screens for almost 12 years. I love to open my windows so it was always a hassle with the bugs and cats (thankfully I have scaredy cats and rarely got out). We will knock out a wall to open up the living room but it needs a support beam. The wind also damaged our glass door, so we will get that replace as well as get a new 'pretty' front door. The current door is just old and I have painted it but it is time to go. I want a window in the door. FEMA gave us money but it will only cover part of everything we want to do. We have applied for a FEMA loan which is at 1.5%, just waiting to see if we are approved. I am sure we will since DH and I have both have credit ratings over 790. We have learned to live with in our means and we live on salary (mine). We decided to go with smaller house with out alot of upgrades to have a smaller mortgage. This way after we moved in, he quit his job and started his own business. All I have to say is sticking to a budget is VERY VERY hard. :rolleyes:

Sounds like this is going to be a good thing! Lots of new upgrades for you that you've waited a while for! Yeah my budget is blown each month, so I can only imagine how hard it would be if I HAD to stick to it! :/ I'm soooo happy for you though!! Can you post pics of what you're doing? I love to see renovations...I'm such a house hunter and renovation junkie on HGTV!!! :)

artisticsole 12-11-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by CherryLime (Post 19878302)
Oh another way I like to display my banners is to clip each letter to a yardstick, makes for easier banner change out and storage! A way to use those decorated binder clips too!

Gotcha down Kim!! OOOOoooh I didn't think of a yardstick!! That's a really great idea! Now to find a yardstick....hmmmm.....

rhoshoun 12-11-2012 11:34 AM

I will take the E please :)

StampinGoodDeeds 12-11-2012 04:22 PM

Subbing but can't commit just yet. Great idea!

onecowfarm 12-11-2012 06:41 PM

Ok thanks for the personal invite.. I love valentine's day and there is still an E left... so may I have it:)

shereel 12-12-2012 06:10 AM

I'll take N.

venus@home 12-12-2012 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by venus@home (Post 19878105)
I'll take a spot any letter is good!

What letter did you need filling?

2kidsonly2arms 12-12-2012 09:46 AM

Hi all! I'll take any letter. Thanks!

StampinGoodDeeds 12-12-2012 09:48 AM

I don't think you'll have any letters left, though you had two requests for Es and one N, but you have one E and two Ns to fill, plus two more possibly... haha. :)

I am still subbed, should be able to let you know after the weekend if I think I can join and get them done, if you open a second group.

artisticsole 12-12-2012 10:24 AM

I think we'll be working on a second group here!! YaY!!

artisticsole 12-12-2012 10:28 AM

OneCowFarm, Venus@home, and 2kidsonly2arms--there's still an N left in group 1 and group 2 is now open--pick your favorite letters :)

artisticsole 12-12-2012 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by StampinGoodDeeds (Post 19880681)
I don't think you'll have any letters left, though you had two requests for Es and one N, but you have one E and two Ns to fill, plus two more possibly... haha. :)

I am still subbed, should be able to let you know after the weekend if I think I can join and get them done, if you open a second group.

I'm sooo glad we're at group 2!! I love to see altered creations and can't wait to see all the creative ideas everyone will make!!

I sure hope you get to join Susan but I'll completely understand if you can't!! Prayers and happy thoughts going out to ya!!

Steffie_00us 12-12-2012 11:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19878383)
Sounds like this is going to be a good thing! Lots of new upgrades for you that you've waited a while for! Yeah my budget is blown each month, so I can only imagine how hard it would be if I HAD to stick to it! :/ I'm soooo happy for you though!! Can you post pics of what you're doing? I love to see renovations...I'm such a house hunter and renovation junkie on HGTV!!! :)

Here is one picture where we took all the sheet rock off the wall. This wall needs a support beam, just waiting to see the contractor and when he can start. We decorated it and I have since added lights wrapped around the beams :D. In the background is the messy office. Still trying to dry papers we need to keep

CherryLime 12-12-2012 12:14 PM

Can I take the V or the L in the second group???

Steffie_00us 12-12-2012 05:37 PM

holy hotness, Jon Bon Jovi looks awesome. Watching the Sandy 121212 concert. So proud to be a Jersey Girl! Jersey Strong!!!

2kidsonly2arms 12-12-2012 07:28 PM

yeah!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19880738)
OneCowFarm, Venus@home, and 2kidsonly2arms--there's still an N left in group 1 and group 2 is now open--pick your favorite letters :)

I'll take an E in the second group!

onecowfarm 12-14-2012 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by artisticsole (Post 19880738)
OneCowFarm, Venus@home, and 2kidsonly2arms--there's still an N left in group 1 and group 2 is now open--pick your favorite letters :)

Can I have I in group 2


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