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Artistic

Artistic
Original Member
Last Online: April 29, 2017
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States
NaNoWriMo

About Me

Updated July 2016

Hi there. Although I'm not on the site everyday anymore, I'm still active.

I'm artistic and I live in Virginia. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then. I love to trade dotee dolls and artist trading cards.

My first name is Felicia.

Please: Nothing edible in swap packages (exceptions being specific to a swap). I'm on a very restrictive diet.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I'm a master naturalist), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags. Bible art journaling and Zentangle are new obsessions.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love things related to books and tea (i.e. notecards, teapots, stickers, etc.)

Other likes include: Zumba, Volkssmarch (walking), my treadmill, walking/hiking nature trails.

In terms of collections, mine include: dotee dolls, letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

I'd call my crafting style eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music, and I enjoy puzzles (all kinds from crosswords and word searches to mystery and thriller novels), game shows, board games ... and swapping!

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies (preferably in black and white for those)

Favorite Television

I like 'em dead, laughing, cooking or playing games/challenges. :) So that would translate to: NCIS (love Gibbs!), NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Meet the Press, Washington Week, various cable news stations, Chopped, Project Runway, Top Chef, game shows and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, dotee dolls, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs and Zentangle.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of zika and ebola

  • new state-of-the-art laptop WISH GRANTED! WOOT!! (no, not via a swapper, but granted nonetheless :) Nov.2015)

  • a major, breakout book contract

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year. (Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons.) Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery (for letters, not note cards)

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Magazines about fiction writing

  • Interesting rocks/minerals

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • Anything from Keepsake Quilting

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • Ink pens (preferably blue ink; hearts for Zebra or Cross brands)

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea -- but no actual tea, please -- UNLESS IT'S SPECIFIC TO A SWAP OR FOR TEA IS LOVE GROUP swap/activity).

TEAS: See note above about the Tea is Love Group. For those swaps, anything except chais.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes&Noble, Target, Amazon, Teavana, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting.

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense. See note above about puzzles. :)

Among some of my favorite authors: Jo Nesbø, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom. She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and natural foods/eating/wellness. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises. Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!

Ratings

Drvr337 rated for WIYM: Birthday Mail - MAY on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: Wow! It was so exciting to see all of those presents. I almost saved them till my birthday, but I couldn't wait. The cupcake is so fun. Everything is very much my style! I don't know which stamp I love the most. The coins are fantastic! Thank you so very much!!! ❤❤❤
Response: So glad you had a happy early birthday party. :)
Starwatcher rated for 2017 Reading Log - 1st Quarter on Apr 26, 2017
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Comment: No time to read it yet. Will comment later. Thanks for sending.!
Debi rated for Happy Birthday - Spring Swap on Apr 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much everything was awesome! I love them both! <3
Vickimac rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ April on Apr 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the fun happy card pocket! I loved all the items you placed in there! :)
jaimiemarcotte rated for Prayer Partner Swap on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Felicia, Many prayers!!! Thank you for the stickers Jaimie
dictionary rated for Message in a Bottle USA on Apr 17, 2017
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Comment: Your package made it in ONE piece, not a scratch. Pretty neat how many different things were included.I especially like the festive Easter egg and Washi tape. Thanks for swapping!!!
Response: So glad... and relieved! :) Enjoy.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I haven't gotten to open but the first envelope. My hubby had somehow picked it up and put it away with some of his paperwork. He found it and gave it to me tonight. I didn't even know it was here. This was a great surprise. I'm sorry the rating is late because of it though. Thanks again! Hugs, Diane
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Seal & Send - Spring on Apr 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I really like all the spring items. Butterflies always make me smile, so this was a very happy envie to receive. :)
Slippy8 rated for Deluxe Easter Basket Swap on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: I'm saving my Easter basket to open next week, but love the extras you sent for Dave. So sweet!
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Comment: Really enjoyed reading your reviews and summaries!
shannonlinde rated for Week of Happy Envies :) March on Apr 6, 2017
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Comment: Oh Felicia!! I can't believe you!! My butterflies!! They are beautiful! I will be using them in my Bible Journaling for sure! You are amazing!! I love your "read me first" note too! My box came at lunch today and I had to bring it to work, because I knew I would be itching to open it! You have made my day, just by seeing what is in store for me! Thank you so much! xxoo Shannon
allthingsregency rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket on Mar 31, 2017
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Comment: Wow! So many wonderful things!!! Thank you so much! I enjoyed reading your note and I love everything that you sent. All the book items will be put to good use, the recipe looks yummy, and the labels/stickers will be perfect for mail art. I didn't realize the USPS made large air mail labels, as I have only seen the smaller ones. I especially love the vintage stickers. Thank you so much for putting so much thought into this swap! I plan on hosting this swap once a month and in fact, I was going to set up another swap for it right after this. Have a wonderful day!
Response: I'll be on the lookout for the next round. Glad you enjoyed everything!
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Comment: love everything! thank you so much!
mymymymy rated for Happy Mail on Mar 24, 2017
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Comment: Tks for the resend Felicia! The inserts just too nice!
Response: So glad it arrived!
MCGalaxy rated for Adult Coloring PC #2 on Mar 19, 2017
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Comment: Im so sorry for the delay in rating. I had a bag of mail that was stuck into the closet. Thank you for the adorable card.
greygooselime rated for TIAZ: Easter in a bag on Mar 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Easter basket items! I love the washi, and the address tags were so thoughtful. Thank you :)
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Poftoffel rated for Writer's Inspiration Card #5 on Mar 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely and inspirational card! Sometimes I feel like I can't write another word and then it really helps to look at cards like these and get a little boost!
TwinMom rated for TCHH: Prayer Tags (2/17) on Mar 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! The prayer tag is beautiful and so is your request. I also need to pray that I too will remember this.
chabbywabbit rated for Rainy day swap ☔ on Feb 23, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the kind swap! It's really nice of you to consider my girls.
Response: You're quite welcome. And thank YOU for my 2000th heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2017 421 463
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Comments

bstrong on Apr 25, 2017:
shannonlinde on Apr 24, 2017:

Good Afternoon!! Oh what an amazing Week of Happy Envies!! Big hugs!! xxxooo :) Thank you!!!!! Your creativity knows no bounds!!

shannonlinde on Feb 16, 2017:

Thank you for the coffee shop newspaper!! :) xxoo I love it!

shannonlinde on Jan 27, 2017:

Thank you for the sweet note!! I am happy to see a couple of swaps on your dash!! Praying that shoulder is doing well! xoxo Shannon

shtrqueen on Jan 20, 2017:

I received your thank you card today and it was such a lovely surprise. I'm glad you enjoyed the gifts. Have a wonderful day! Happy Swapping!

thriftymermaid on Jan 4, 2017:

Thank you so much Felicia for the many lovely Christmas gifts. Thanks also from Mom and Nana. Everything was wonderful!! I'm still having fun looking through everything as I put things away! I hope you and Miss Bernice have a Happy and Healthy 2017! All the best my friend.

lagemaz on Jan 3, 2017:

May you be happy, healthy and successful in your journey through 2017!

Poftoffel on Jan 1, 2017:

Just checking in to see how you are! I hope your shoulder is recovering well... xxx

thriftymermaid on Nov 23, 2016:

I hope your recovery is going well. Thinking of you! Hugs.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 23, 2016:

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