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AliCrafter

AliCrafter
Date Joined: June 22, 2013
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: March 16
Country: United States

December 2018

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 ----- I AM A GRANDMA - FINALLY!! My daughter was due in January, but had an emergency C-section today and had a sweet little girl! I am sooooo excited! She's in the NICU but everything looks good. I'm still crying tears of joy!


I feel compelled to add this: While I certainly appreciate anything that is sent to me, I find that I am getting an overabundance of little bits and pieces of enclosures, some useful but mostly sent on. You don't need to send these little bits to ensure you a heart! All I ask is that is the swap is nicely put together and contains a little note or a profile based picture or something like that - something that makes it personal for me, and that'll land you a nice red heart!!

I am a 58 year old-desperate-to-be-a-grandma! It's taking toooooo long!! I have three daughters, one married, so there's hope.Oh My Goodness! Finally, at last! My daughter just told me I am going to be a Grandma next January!! Yahoo!

My days are rather quiet, as I am a home-body but love it.

Art and creating are my passions, making invitations, announcements, etc., journaling, writing, sewing, all paper arts and paper crafts. All sorts of crafty stuff.

But I also love the literary world, reading, writing, journaling...

HUGE supporter of the written word and snail mail. What would I do without USPS - and, while I am an ardent participator in the digital world, I so much prefer the printed matter contained in crisp envelopes with entrancing stamps (argh on postmarks without stamps, and the ubiquitous flag stamp - not to imply I'm unpatriotic, but given the choice, I have to go with something colorful and fun.) I learned about LWA from another swapper and am proud to say I, too, am now a card-carrying member!

I'm a Pisces, bask in teal and purple, love my fountain pens, roaming endlessly on Pinterest, and organizing all my fun "shtuff." Always looking to learn new art skills. LOVE that I don't have to cook for a family anymore. It takes too much time, and food is so annoying!

Favorite Books

Favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird; The Secret Life of Bees, Ethan Fromm, loads of Nonfiction - World War I and World War II era, historical fiction. Hard to really pinpoint favorites 'cause I'm all over the place! No mysteries or romances.

Favorite Movies

Big Fish is my favorite, Steel Magnolias, Friendship's Field, Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mama Mia, Wallace and Grommit, Agnes Brown, Hector and the Pursuit of Happiness, and many more.

TV - I love Madam Secretary, Code Black. I watch programs on NetFlix,the only problem there is that once you watch the episodes they have for a particular series that's it and you have to wait FOREVER for a new season to come out! Love Call the Midwife, Foyle's War. Like TED talks, and my guilty pleasure - America's Got Talent and Chrislie Knows Best. I like the Crime dramas and British Tele.

Yays and Boos

YAYS: the ocean, rain, anything art, waltz music, indi music, children's picture books (good literature -my favorite author/illustrator is Arnold Lobel), tulips, daffodils, apple blossoms, mexican cuisine, hershey kisses, white cake with ridiculously sweet buttercream frosting, baking bread, all kinda cats big and small, mousies, tigers, camels, squirrels, peacocks, windmills (like Holland's), history, reading, beautiful ranges of colors in my inks, paints, chalks, glitters, etc., thrift stores and flea markets, used bookstores, live performances on stage or in concert, psychological thrillers, metal embellishments like charms, cleverness....

BOOS: California summer weather, chocolate cake, rock 'n roll, rap, harsh music, cooking, disaster or shoot'em up movies; I detest grocery shopping , board games, snakes, girly motifs and overboard pinkie, anime, unreliable people, injustice, cartoonish, crude things, dogs, kawaii, hello kitty,"modern art," coffee... But really anything is fine, just in moderation.

Preferences

I've pretty well covered likes and dislikes, but I see other profiles have a bit on what they prefer to receive in swaps. To be quite honest, I would love anything that I have the privilege of receiving. I respect that everyone has their own style and their own ideas of what is "good" or "bad." Surprises make it fun. However, as I am told I need this, here goes:

Unusual Playing card jokers and foreign cards

Matryoshka dolls (illustrations, stickers, etc.)

Product Labels and any sort of logo art (this can be clothing, food, non-food items....)

World War II anything (World War I would be even better!)

neat pens (gel, metallic, fine points...)

embossing powder

Anything pertaining to Holland motif

Washi Tape (who doesn't love washi?)

Ephemera and embellishments

Peacocks; big Game animals like Tigers, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes; Squirrels, Camels and kitties. ADDED 2-6-18; foxes, frogs and knitting (I'm working on projects for my daughters). I particularly prefer illustrations rather than "real life" type photos.

Color choice doesn't matter, though I am partial to teal and purple

Charms

Tea bags (the packaging not for the tea itself)

Mules, but not donkeys

Parodies of American Gothic

Renditions of See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil in illustrative or photo format

Seahorses

Love unusual papers

Patterns or instructions for an usual envelope or craft or card idea

Ribbons

No Hello Kitty stuff or Sponge Bob, Kawaii, please

Cute Mice

Die Cuts - esp seahorse and frame types

No allergies / bad flavors black licorice and watermelon - yuck!

Novelty brads

Surprises / cleverness/ creativity

Amaze me

The icing on the cake: a letter (long or short) included with swap. Now THAT really makes my day!


If you don't receive my swap for whatever reason, PLEASE let me know, and like others, I will resend or otherwise fix the problem.

Ratings

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Comment: Looove this postcard! Thank you!
aero rated for I love banknotes #1 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the currency and extras☺it will definitely be added to my collectionπŸ˜‰Blessings and congrats on your new comer in January 🌹🌸🌷
MauiMami rated for Altered Item Bookmark Swap on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Mahalo from Maui! You have such pretty penmanship, my son put the envelope on the icebox, and the bookmark ~ Steinbeck πŸ’. Hearts and more hearts πŸ–€πŸ’ŒπŸ–€.
Response: That's so cute! Thanks for the hearts. You're sweet!
CarlyJo rated for Washi Happy Mail #2 - USA on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for The Magnificent Washi samples! I'm happy that you found such a great place to be at Swap bot and your secret of the craft area is safe with me!
Nyneve rated for MJS: Mini-Magpie Journal on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: I just arrived home to pile of mail and to your absolutely beautiful Magpie journal. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ It's filled to the brim with so many interesting things to read and see. Such a treat! Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into it. I'll be going through it many times to be sure I didn't miss anything. You live in such a lovely State! I really enjoy Magpie journals too and seeing all the different approaches people come up with. Hope the weather over there has gotten little bit cooler!
Response: I'm so happy it arrived to you safely. Thank you for all your kind words. Appreciation like your's is why I stay with SwapBot. πŸ€—
craftyone rated for Destash swap on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the interesting goodies! Love the little orange doilies.
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Comment: I received my atc- yeah! Thank you ,you are very creative. I like the embellishments you used.
Response: It was fun to make for you. Thanks for rating.
magicinker rated for Homemade Bookmark swap! on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Alissyn for the beautiful bookmark. I loved it...Have a fun summer !
Response: M happy you liked it. I was a little worried as my drawing/painting skills are pretty raw! Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you for your detailed answers
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Comment: Thanks so much for taking all the time to write so much about your likes and dislikes. πŸ‘πŸ»
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Comment: 😊
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Michelle0329 rated for Die Cut Jamboree on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: LOVED the die cuts!! and your right they can be addictive!! Great selection thank you!
Response: Oh good! I hope you can use some of them!
JuneRosebud rated for MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE USA #2 on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the items that you sent.
JuneRosebud rated for Magic Box Destash Swap June on Jun 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.....
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Comment: What a very nice envie to receive, completely in my colors, very beautiful. I have read your card and will try to write back, which is quite difficult for me due to writing in English.
gothic87 rated for Die Cut Jamboree on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you !!! I love them !!!
MadeByRori rated for PPWAH 2 page letter INTL on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Oh Alissyn, I loved your letter. Thank you for the stickers and extras too! I'm writing you back now. :)
cerealgirl rated for Private Swap Magazine Clippings on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE your package! The envelope left me speechless. It's clear I have alot to learn about collage! I LOVE the images you sent to me!!! And thank you for the extras! <3 I would love to do another swap like this in a couple of months.
Response: Yay! Just let me know when you're ready for more swapping.
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC’sπŸ’š We love frogs here in Angels camp

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Comments

CurlyTea on Mar 19, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Aladyjackson on Jan 3, 2019:

Happy new year! Congrats on the baby!❀️❀️

Ryleighsmom on Dec 20, 2018:

WIYM 2018 'Merry Christmas' Card Swap - USA

Hello! Do you happen to know if you received this swap from me? I'm archiving swaps and I don't see a rating for this one. Doesn't mean it isn't there...my eyes are nearly crossed now...but I can't find it. LOLOL

I'm happy to resend if needed! Thanks! Michelle

ellecamino on Dec 18, 2018:

Congrats on becoming a grandma!! I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for the Christmas Art Journal Supplies. I got your package today and wow-so many goodies!!! I almost Christmas was still a month away so I could get a chance to use everything you sent me :) Thanks.

tentmari on Dec 17, 2018:

Congratulations on becoming a grandma!!! That's such an awesome Christmas gift. : )

I am contacting you, also, about a missing rating for the WIYM: Christmas Glitter Card. I sent this swap it on 11/19, but have not been rated by you for it yet. Have you received it? You can email me or leave a message on my profile.

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 8, 2018:

MNJoviGirl on Sep 23, 2018:

It's been ages write soon!

Jodie

simcoe54 on May 27, 2018:

All I can say is awesome. The banknotes are perfect for my collection and all new ones. Thank you so so much!!!

BlueberryLady on May 11, 2018:

Thank you Very much for the Beautiful and Unusual Notecard and envies you sent me for Cheap Postage Tag You're It - US Only ! Love them and have never seen any like them before ! !! HUGS from chilly 47* Ohio.

LauraM540 on May 7, 2018:

Thanks for the wonderful envelope of goodies from the theme in the ziplock tag! I love your packaging too!

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