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6/9/11 11:14 A

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McJulieO and I haven't been able to meet regularly these past two months, but we got together again yesterday. We both worked on ATCs. Dropped watercolors on watercolor paper and blew it around with a straw. Huffed and puffed! I don't guess we could call that exercise, though.

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2/13/11 10:43 P

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bummer! :)

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2/13/11 9:59 P

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My DH is from Iowa but we live in Oregon. sigh

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2/13/11 2:43 P

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I want a buddy that I can get together with!!! Jealous! Anyone from Iowa???? :-)

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That is awesome now I am more jealous than ever. We have an annual quilting bee at the art center. We get together and make quilts for kids who are removed from their homes. I love the comaraderie. Maybe I need to look for a group here in town. Or even start one.

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IMPROVINGME's Photo IMPROVINGME Posts: 7,160
2/12/11 12:39 P

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We're so lucky to be able to get together. We're all about the same sort of nutty -- we all "rescue" things to craft with, we're all a bit unorganized (and here I am a retired librarian!), and we all appreciate the little joys that come with everyday life. Not that any of those things are particularly strange, but we laugh so much that if someone dropped in on us they might think we're a bit goofy for our ages.

We tend to get especially excited about snagging a potential craft item at a thrift store for only a dime. Not that we know what we're going to use it for, but it was a bargain! And since I host the craft day at my house, these friends bring rescued books, magazines, and other items to my house to store. You can imagine why my craft room is a bit on the messy side...(What an understatement that is!) This past week I asked D. to keep that stack of pretty paper with her -- I was afraid it would get buried and we'd never see it again!

I love tearing, cutting and pasting for collages. What do you usually use as a base? I've found some painted canvas pictures at Hobby Lobby on clearance that are so much cheaper than the new canvases, so I've just been gessoing and gluing over those. With some of them I probably won't even need to use gesso first. I cut out and save decorative letters, headlines, and advertising words and phrases, too.


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2/12/11 12:16 A

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I've been collecting some small pics for my next collage. I am still jealous of your group of buddies.

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2/11/11 12:23 P

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Buddies and I made little handmade rustic leather books this week. Fun project!

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1/15/11 12:54 P

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My buddies and I have been working on our altered books for the past two weeks that we've met. I've got three going at one time because something is always needing time to dry in at least one of them.

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1/4/11 12:06 P

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Those are some great statements we can all learn from indeed!

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emoticon "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
~Roger Bannister ~

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10/25/10 11:11 A

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Looking to buddy up with a craft-minded friend! Sparkmail exchanges since don't think anyone is close enough to actually get together with in person! LOL ....

Christmas is coming -what are YOU crafting?

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10/4/10 1:32 A

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Thanks for the invite. emoticon

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10/1/10 2:21 P

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If you're ever in central Texas, call us! We need a buddy who can guide us in our jewelry attempts...what we lack in ability, we make up for in enthusiasm and supplies, right, IM?

so far we've limited ourselves to mostly rolled paper beads and paper flowers...

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10/1/10 1:52 P

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IMPROVINGME that sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I had someone to make jewelry with. None of my friends are interested in crafts of any kind. Maybe I need to branch out and find new frinds.

This weekend I plan to work on breaking my creativity block. Lately when I sit at my workbench, I come up with nothing. I've started several projects and have come up with half completed pieces that I'm not motivated to finish. So, to get myself back into the creative mode, I plan to put the beads down and do some metal work.

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IMPROVINGME's Photo IMPROVINGME Posts: 7,160
9/22/10 10:24 P

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My buddy and I are still meeting weekly to work on a craft project. These past two weeks we've been working on inchies and ATCs for various swaps.
For treats I've been making that Spark recipe for raisin and almond balls rolled in cinnamon. Pretty tasty!


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7/6/10 4:07 P

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I am so busy but I am going to pull out one of the jewlry kits and get it done Smile and be happy.

I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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5/13/10 5:23 P

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Ditto to what she said!

Isn't it nice to be needed!

Onward! Upward! Excelsior!

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5/12/10 9:11 P

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Just want everyone to know how great it is to have a buddy! My buddy McJulieO not only motivates me to stick with my nutrition plan, but also to do more crafts. Now we're both working on getting our homes decluttered. It will take awhile, but we're working on it!

Edited by: IMPROVINGME at: 5/13/2010 (17:32)
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4/27/10 1:50 P

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Consider yourself "buddified", Improving M.!

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4/27/10 11:19 A

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My buddy is coming over today for crafts -- and healthy snacks. Keeps me motivated!

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4/9/10 10:45 A

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McJulieO -- Doesn't look like anyone is around to assign Buddies here. So I'm declaring you my Buddy!

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3/4/10 11:15 A

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Is this option still going on?
Just wondered.

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1/23/10 12:36 P

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Sure, I'd love to! Sign me up too!

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9/16/09 9:08 P

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Count me in emoticon

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9/16/09 8:25 P

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sounds like a great idea, put me on the list, too.

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9/16/09 4:57 P

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im game

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I will give it a try.

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Hey this sounds great, count me in too!

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9/16/09 1:26 P

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Count me in!!

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Count me in too :)

Peace and Love always.
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9/16/09 11:17 A

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Count me in!

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9/16/09 10:05 A

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So what is a buddy? The idea isn't a new one, but it is a great way to connect and support one another. During the sign-up period, anyone who is interested in being a buddy will post a reply to this thread. We will then randomly assign pairs of people to be buddies for the month.

Your responsibility as a buddy can be as little as checking in on your buddy's Sparkpage once per week for that month. You can visit more if you'd like, email some supportive words, share inspirational links, and just get to know one another. It would also be a nice idea if you check-in to this thread periodically throughout the month to let the group know how you are doing and share what you are crafting these days!

If you are interested in joining in on the Art & Craft Ideas Buddy list for October, please leave a comment on this link BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th so we can add you to the list. I will post the pairs by Wednesday, September 30th. Your buddy period will be October 1-31.

If you have any questions - please ask!


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