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ArtyBeth3

ArtyBeth3
Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

I’m Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married. We don't have children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur and a little joy?! ;)

I'm a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior. No one can earn their way into Heaven, not by works; nor by just being kind to others as I once thought. There's only one way and that's through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Some of the things I enjoy (besides paper crafting) are: rock-hounding (looking for rocks & minerals on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere"), cycling, and playing cards/games with friends.

Some random things that make me happy:

  • Receiving colorful happy mail in a decorated envelope (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending happy, colorful snail mail to brighten people's days!
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)

IMPORTANT USA POSTAL INFORMATION - - PLEASE READ

Please put proper postage on your envelopes. If your envelope is "bulky" or your card has a rigid embellishment, it may need additional postage. If it's square, it will need an extra 21 cents on it.

Please always include your swap-bot name so I can rate you easily.

Our home is a nonsmoking one. If you are swapping with me and are a smoker, please try to keep the odor as low as possible.

P.S. I always, always, always send out my swaps, and most often it's right after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly. I will do the same for you too.

FAVORITE CRAFTS

I LOVE paper crafting – probably because I love paper. There are so many colors & textures out there, oh my! It's hard to resist not buying more of it! Of course this seems to be a pattern with a lot of other crafty things I like too. LOL! :) I enjoy making my own cards and envelopes. I like doodling and creative lettering. I've been a rubber-stamper for over 15 years.

I enjoy writing letters in an effort to "help keep the seemingly lost art of letter writing alive."

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/pens) I love these same themes in a whimsical flair too. I also love the Autumn season (fall colors, leaves, pumpkins.)

FAVORITE COLORS: it's hard to choose because they're all so pretty! My "go-to" colors right now seem to be blues, greens, and bright pinks; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. I prefer "happy" bright colors rather than say, khaki and beige tones, and prefer gold over silver.

WISH LIST

The things listed below I would love to receive in my FAVORITE THEMES (listed above), unless otherwise described:

  • STICKERS: Colorful flowers
  • PUNCHED/DIE CUTS: I would love to have some Autumn leaves (maple, oak) in fall colors.
  • WASHI TAPE: I love most colors/designs, however if you really want to make me happy, please avoid the themes on my dislikes list.
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • STAMPED IMAGES: Autumn leaves and flowers that I can color, All sizes (die cut even better).
  • RUBBER-STAMPS/CLING STAMPS: Your hand-me-down used rubber-stamps or cling stamps (see my favorite themes above).
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration. :)
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.)
  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or current self stick kind.

Please Do Not Send

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of things I do not care to receive.

  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Postcards (tourist or other subjects).
  • Glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. It drives me crazy. :)
  • Themes: mustache, circus, cutesy (Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony), Asian, holiday-themed items (unless I've signed up for a specific swap), bugs/insects (dragonflies & butterflies are ok).
  • Scented things: perfume, incense, candles
  • Make-up
  • Tourist items (example: magnets & keychains)
  • Tea: I like tea (see above kinds under my wishlist), but NOT these kinds: licorice/anise, hibiscus, lemon, orange spice, or any black tea. I don't like tea that brews up red in color (usually from hibiscus being a top ingredient). No Stash brand tea.
  • Chipboard scrapbook embellishments.
  • Swaps sent in plain white envelopes with no decoration (there is no excuse for this when there are washi tapes, deco tapes, stickers, colorful pens, etc.)

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and learn a little bit about me and what I like. It's appreciated and really makes all the difference to me to know you took time to put thought into your packages. It makes them personal and meaningful rather than just "checking the box," and moving on to the next swap. It's the difference that can totally make someone's day. I always read the profiles of my partners for this reason. I would rather send things they are happy with and can use, rather than things they will toss away - even if a swap says it's sender's choice. So, thanks again! ♥

Lastly (if you've made it down this far), please know that while sending extra goodies is fun, it's optional. I'm going to rate you on what you did for the swap itself.

Ratings

glennasgarden rated for CF: Washi + Flowers Card on Sep 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Beth what a beautiful card/envie and so many pretty flowers to look at~Nice note too! Thanks for hosting this swap~
Response: Thanks for your kind words - I'm happy you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
TamiHope rated for RSC: Washi + Flowers Card on Sep 15, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Beth! Love the card you made and always love reading your notes! Thank you so very much - Tami
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and my note, rambling as it most likely was. LOL. Thank you for the most wonderful rating w/heart too! :)
Neenie rated for CF: Scavenger Hunt on Sep 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you SO much! This was a really fun swap! Love all the goodies and how you packaged them! ❤️ Happy swapping! 📬
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
craftyone rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Just lovely - I especially love the wide tape and gold foil, and the birds and laundry ones! Thank you very much!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart too. :)
moonfayri rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun washi. I ADORE the turtle washi! i also love your washi use on the card and envelope. Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed everything!! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!
Froggy2974 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: What a beautiful swap you sent. Thank you for the wonderful wash.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
laterdayze rated for WOW: Mini Washi Cards on Sep 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Beth, thank you so much for the washi cards, they are too cute! :)
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the great rating!! :)
USAFwife rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty tapes! :) And your envelopes are always *SO* pretty! :)
Response: You're welcome - I love beautifying envies with washi love! LOL Thanks much for your wonderful rating! :)
ShyAnn64 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: So pretty!!! Thank you! 🌸💝🌸
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed the tapes! Thank you for the most wonderful rating!! :)
Cinnamingirl rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much! That cupcake tape was adorable!
Response: You're welcome; thanks for rating.
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Looking forward to Fall on Sep 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Such a beautiful card and envelope. You do such great work! Enjoy the upcoming fall season!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my fall card & envied too. Thank you for your kind comments, and also for the wonderful rating! :)
Paula71 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great washi and I love how you decorated the envelope and notecard with it as well!
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed tape, card & envied too! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
orneryswife rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tape and the extra pieces. 😀
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks much for the wonderful rating! :)
newrule rated for WIYM: Show off your Tape! Int'l on Sep 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
joybells2426 rated for RSC - Something Floral on Sep 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the card you sent me! It's so pretty. Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
glennasgarden rated for CF: 8-page happy mail on Aug 28, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Beth~You did a wonderful job decorating the pages to the little letter you sent me. So cute! I enjoyed doing this swap. Thank you! Thank you also for the cat washi tape!
Response: Thank you - I had fun making each page a little different. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
BlueberryLady rated for CF: Pretty Paper Strips #3 on Aug 27, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Pretty Strips, Prayers for Sure, and Lets Rejoice ! ! !
Response: Thanks for all, & yes, Let's Rejoice!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful washi tapes <3
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the wonderful rating! 😀
TamiHope rated for CF: Pretty Paper Strips #3 on Aug 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful card, Beth! And I loved the note inside. Thank You!
Response: Glad you enjoyed my card & note. Thanks for the nice rating w/heart.
dally rated for WIYM: BIG Blind Washi Tape Swap! Int'l on Aug 24, 2017
5
rating
Comment: OooOO, love the assortment you sent me! So much metallics, I'm in love!
Response: You're welcome; glad you got tapes you love ❤️! Thanks for the great rating.

Rating Overview

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Comments

orneryswife on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you for the WTA enviies from the Washi WOW group. 😘

ShyAnn64 on Sep 2, 2017:

Beth, thank you so much for the 'Just Because' card that you sent to me! It is the happiest mail to receive because it is so unexpected! I love your handmade notecard! You're so creative!! I haven't yet made a washi notecard yet-- yours is an inspiration! Also, thank you for the washi that you enclosed!!! ((Hugs)) ~Carol Ann 💝

joybells2426 on Aug 30, 2017:

I got your letter! Thank you so much! What a creative idea. And thank for the extra washi samples! I'll get to work on a response. ❤️

sweetpea22 on Aug 12, 2017:

Thank You for the beautiful card~~ It really means a lot to me! I will keep it always.

hollycm6 on Jul 18, 2017:

You sent me a wonderful little happy RAK and I never even said thank you! It has been sitting on my art table every day making me smile. And the train conductor's joke was funny!!! I read it to my family. (It was nearly perfect, I just changed one word. It made us all giggle :) Anyway THANK YOU and many apologies. I've been a swap-bot absentee lately. Let me know if you'd like to do a little swap or something sometime. Thank you!!!

Steinway5 on Jul 16, 2017:

Thanks for the pretty washi and cute envie!! You are so adorable. And the card you sent them on is also soo cool!! How did you make them? So perfect for washi and I love that it has your name printed on it!

bb2 on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you for the pretty scripture, Washi card. What a nice surprise today to find your handmade greeting in my mailbox! Enjoy a safe and fun 4th.

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