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2022 Exchanges / Re: Secret Santa 2022 Sign Ups are now OPEN!
« on: November 13, 2022, 10:09:31 AM »
I'm super excited about this. Such a great idea, Erica! Thank you!!

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Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: Stuck on You Exchange 2022
« on: September 18, 2022, 11:40:43 AM »
@Aries M Your exchange was lovely as well! I loved the holder you created for the stickers. Thank you so much! This was one of my favorite exchanges this year!

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2022 Exchanges / Re: Secret Santa?
« on: September 13, 2022, 08:46:50 AM »
Ooooh, this is a wonderful idea, Erica! Sign me up!

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Completed/Past Exchanges / Re: 2022 Sun Moon & Stars Exchange Results
« on: July 05, 2022, 02:47:11 PM »
This was one of my favorite exchanges too, and such beauty popping up in my mailbox. Thanks everyone for your wonderful mail! We all must be worshipers of the moon and stars!

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2022 Exchanges / Re: My Flower Power Exchange 2022
« on: June 01, 2022, 09:35:57 AM »
Wowee!! I love the green envelope, so bright and happy. Kudos, Erica! Sad to have missed this exchange.

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2022 Exchanges / Re: Recycle Me 2022 Exchange Sign Ups are Now CLOSED.
« on: March 21, 2022, 09:32:54 AM »
Hello List 2, my apologies! My exchange will be a tad late. I hope to get them to the post tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!

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2022 Exchanges / Re: Love One Another 2022 Sign Ups are Now CLOSED.
« on: March 02, 2022, 10:17:02 AM »
Hello my list mates,
Iíve been struggling with covid for the past two weeks. Iím now on the mend. But finally got my exchanges in the mail today! I hope they will make it by the 14th for those in the states. And my sincerest apologies for those in other countries. But hopefully better late than never!

Erica, I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you are fully recovered and feeling stronger. Your envelope came back to me, so it's should be en route again after today! Take things slow. <3

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2022 Exchanges / Re: 2022 Exchange List
« on: January 04, 2022, 09:36:52 AM »
Hooray! I'm so excited for a new year of challenges! Thank you, Erica!

The Valentine's exchange always sneaks up on us, doesn't it!?

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Wooooooowie, Erica! This is such a fun idea. Thank you for sharing! Your flourishes are so effortless!

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Spencerian Script / Re: Imperfection
« on: October 22, 2021, 07:54:18 AM »
You might notice here ghosts of other letters. As I use both sides of practice paper, work from another day is on the back of this piece of paper. I generally fill one side and put it aside to dry and use the second side another day. No sense wasting paper.

I do this too, Mike. If you hold the paper to the light/window, the serendipitous placement of the two-sided letters and strokes makes for a cool design.

Go one step further and up-cycle your practice sheets to wrapping paper. :)

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@nicole.t Your exchange letter came back to me. It seems that the post office gets confused when I put my address on the back, thinking that is the recipient address -- even though your non-DC address and stamp on front should be clear signs!

Sigh, I'll re-stamp and send this on its merry way. I hope that the rest don't suffer the same fate.
Janice

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Looking For White Ink Recommendations
« on: October 17, 2021, 09:40:41 AM »
Like Erica, my go-to is BPW too. I also really like McCaffrey's White and Ivory. The inks are thinner in consistency and thus not as opaque as the BPW, but you can get really beautiful hairlines with the McCaffrey's. The one advantage is you can use it straight out of the jar. Just watch out for the mold and clumps that sometimes form between use.

I'm not a fan of the Daler-Rowney Pro-White -- avoid that one. It's good for more expressive/gestural work, but I wouldn't recommend it for fine and delicate pointed pen use.

Good luck!
Janice

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2021 Exchanges / Re: Iridescence Exchanges - So Well Done!
« on: July 26, 2021, 08:56:37 AM »
Just got back from vacation and I can't wait to open all of these beautiful envelopes. I agree with Michael--this was a very fun and inspiring topic.

Thanks for sharing and organizing, Erica! These FF exchanges are still my most favorite way to practice after all these years. <3

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Design & Layout / Re: Centering
« on: June 03, 2021, 10:32:03 AM »
This is a nice trick, Elissa. Thanks for sharing it!

I keep thinking that the more I do centering, the better I'll get at it and it will come naturally. That is definitely not true!

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: Contest: Who wrote this?
« on: June 03, 2021, 10:28:49 AM »
That's an F, duuuuh! Ha, this was fun, Mike! It really is a cool though offbeat style of writing.

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