Monday, August 24, 2009

The Swap Order is announced!!

So here is the Swap order guys. You will make something for the person your arrow is pointing towards. So that means you make something for the person clockwise from you. The order was drawn blindly so the order was done at random.

So, starting today, you have until October 15th to complete your item, package it and get it into the mail. I will give addresses to the correct person when the time comes.

Feel free to contact the person you are making something for if you are in need of some ideas. If you already know what you're doing then you can surprise them!!

Please respond to this post so I know you have seen the order. If I don't hear from all in a couple days I will send out an email to make sure everyone is in the loop :)

I will also be sending out weekly reminders until the Swap is completed for those of your that are super busy this time of year (this being practically everyone!!)

Please let me know if there are any questions!!! -Ara

OOPS: For got to add every ones favorites Halloween Characters!!:

MiniKat: All Halloween characters, eventually she will be doing a Haunted San Fran....
Sans: Any dead Maharajahs
Karin F.: Witches
Jodi Creager: Skeletons, Ghosts and Witches

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Circle swap is on for sure

"And it came up from the Basement"

We are now up to 4 people (in no particular order):

Jodi Creager
Karin F.

There is still time to sign up!! I will close the sign-up on the 25th and announce the circle then. Go here if you would like more information!! It's gonna be a good one!

Monday, August 17, 2009

One week left to sign up for Circle Swap!

Just one week (or so) left to sign up for the Circle Swap "And it came up from the Basement".....

WoooOOOOOooooo.... this is one that will end right before Halloween so you'll get a fun little Halloween gift in the mail to fill your mini projects!!!

So far we have:


Jodi Creager

Karin F.

We need at least one more to make this circle swap go. And we will take up to 15 so join on in!!! For more information (and rules and dates) go to my last post here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Here Ye: Sign up for the Circle Swap

"And it came up from the Basement"

In honor of my Clue House starting up and since Halloween is just around the corner I figured I would volunteer to Hostess a Circle Swap for bloggers. I have seen several talk about it but I haven't seen one form yet. If there is one going on that this one will hinder please let me know and I will try it another time.

So here's how it works:

You sign up for the swap by emailing me at Send me your NAME, PREFERRED EMAIL ADDRESS, PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS and FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CHARACTER (just for fun and for your makers reference).

On August 25th I will announce the circle.... meaning that I will announce who you are making something for and who is making something for you. You will have until October 15th to make your mini object and then you must mail it so it gets there before Halloween. To participate you must have a blog or something like it, so people can see what you are interested in to help them make something for you.

The theme is "And it came up from the Basement". You can make anything you like within that theme. You make ONE item only so you can put your heart and soul into it. It must be something worth at least $15-$20 (meaning you would pay $15-$20 for if you saw it in a store). It must be 1/12th scale.

By signing up for this you COMMIT to following through and sending your mini-object to your circle swap person. You also need to understand that people live all over the world and that you may have to pay varying amounts of shipping costs depending on where your person is. The circle order will be chosen randomly so I have no control on where your person may be living.

Also, I will not be participating, I will merely be making sure everything is done on time and will do updates and checks on progress.

On October 10th I will contact everyone to see if they are on schedule for sending their package out. I will send up to 3 emails trying to contact a participant.... if you do not respond to any emails by the 14th... I will pass you by and have the person before you send directly to the person after you.

When you are finished with your mini-object please send me a photograph and I will post all the Circle Swap objects on this site for people to see the day after Halloween!

In order for this to happen we need to have at least 4 people sign up. And I will cut it off at 15 people.

If y'all have any questions please post a comment for everyone to see so I can clear things up.

Thanks! -Ara

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Photo Challenge from Marsha

Marsha at Sassy Mini Dolls has given me the Photo challenge here specifically on my Clue Blog. I previously had done it on my Addams Family blog but I will do it again here! I just love this challenge. This time I decided to do it from the back of my photos (and also from the few personal photo folders I have here at work....) so here goes (and please read the explanation for this one so you don't think we're all crazy....)

So our wedding was a black and white theme and one thing I really wanted to do was a photo booth with fun stuff where people could put on coats, hats and gloves and just have fun. Here is one of the first photos with me, my hubs, and my mom and dad. Really my dad and my husband do have a good relationship.... they are just joking here. I LOVE my family and I love this picture that shows our sense of humor! Pictures from left to right: My dad, husband, me, my mom. (I know its a bit hard to see with the black on black...)