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Bananers

Bananers
Date Joined: March 6, 2016
Last Online: March 28, 2017
Birthday: November 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a married mom of 2, one boy and one girl. (I got lucky there!) In March 2015, after 21 years, I retired from the US Navy, during which I worked as an electrician for the nuclear reactor plants. Talk about a stressful job! But, that was then and this is now!I finally finished school to be a pharmacy technician; I know, quite the departure from an electrician, but I was looking for something different...and probably part time. I mean a girl needs time to shop and make stuff, right? I found a job in a hospital, unfortunately, not part time.....oh well....I could have worse problems to think about.

I'm not really a social butterfly and prefer to just hang out at the house and avoid the crowd.

My son and I go to kickboxing, MMA, boxing, and Muay Thai classes. At first I thought I would just go because there was no sense in sitting around and just watching him....but, I love it!!! I can't wait until I am ready for competitions myself.

Tattoos....I love them! I have a large wrap around "gardeny" type teal rose on my left calf/ankle and a steampunk "gardeny" type on my right shoulder blade/upper back area. I also have started a half sleeve with steampunk elephants on my right arm. All are original art by my tattoo artist; he is super awesome and a great artist. If you are in the Charleston, SC area and want to get an awesome tattoo, let me know and I'll give you his name. :)

I love to buy stuff, especially if it is for crafting and I can order it online. But oh my gosh, get me near a thrift store.....I absolutely love, love, love thrift stores! My husband keeps telling me that he has no idea what he is going to do with all of my stuff if I kick the bucket before he does....I told him that I'll leave him a list of people that he can invite over. LOL!

Favorite Crafts

I started my journey into the world of crafts with sane quilting. For several years, I collected hundreds of yards of fabric, kits, magazines, and books. I even put together some of my own kits. Many UFO's patiently remain in my sewing room for their turn under the sewing machine. It has been a while since I have finished a quilt.......I'm going to have to remedy that! :)

I'm in love with crazy quilting. CQ encompasses sooooo much stuff! There are beads, and threads, lace, charms, more beads, and more threads, yarns, every type of fabric that you can think of, paint, markers, broken jewelry, more beads and threads, and the list goes on....and on....and on! Of course, this feeds right into my love of buying stuff! The options are endless. If it can be sewn on or used on a crazy quilt block, it is fair game.

I've delved into painting/dyeing fabric/lace/threads, making polymer clay faces for CQ blocks, dotee dolls.

I recently made my first ATC for a swap and had fun with that!

Oh my gosh! I have just discovered pocket letters and flip books! I think I might be in love! I don't have the mass stash to make these....but one can always work in that direction. (LOL!)

Favorite Television

Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Person of Interest, Gotham, Bones, Girls, Second Chance, Ink Master, Penny Dreadful, UFC Fights, Major Crimes, Sister Wives, Counting On

Likes/Dislikes

Likes:

-Jewel Tones/Brights

-pink/brown

-turquoise/brown

-purple

-pink

-turquoise

-just plain fun, but not overly childish

-While I don't care for overly childish, I do LOVE the Kawaii style

-steampunk

-sugar skulls

-funky colored owls with big eyes

-1930 to 1950 ish ephemera

-getting packages in the mail!

-dark chocolate!!


Dislikes:

-plaid

-baby themes


Please Don't Send:

-religious items/quotations

-strong smelling/stinky items (perfumes/cigarettes)

-anything that has been around a pet or that has been dusty (think allergies)

-Please no cosmetics. I do not wear them and would have no use for them. Thank you. :) I've been told that these can be used in crafting. I agree that something like nail polish can be used to paint charms (of which, I have a ton for that purpose). I could even see eye shadows being used by somebody, I just have not. There are still a lot of cosmetics that I don't think would be suitable crafting items, so if they can't be used in a crafting type situation, I would prefer not receive them.

-With the exception of my wedding ring, I don't wear jewelry. If it is something that can be used for crazy quilting or in a pocket letter/card/flip book, that would be my exception.

-Also, it gets super hot from about late March to September/October, so I wouldn't recommend sending food items or anything that has the potential to melt. Items like wax tarts, Chapstick, gum, etc.


I really don't need:

-Common office supplies (I coupon/scour sales adds, so I have normal office supplies galore. These include: ballpoint pens in all colors, highlighters, pencils, glue sticks, index cards, square sticky notes, colored pencils, crayons, permanent markers in all colors.)**

Wishlist

-I could really use anything that would be used for papercrafting. Since I am just starting out, I don't really have much of anything.

-Ephemera (especially vintage)!!!!!

-gel pens

-felt tip pens

-stickers

-scrapbook bling

-die cuts/punchies

-Glitter (I know, who would consciously ask for glitter!)

-brads/eyelets

-paper clips (shaped and colored; I have plenty regular and jumbo silver)

-Seed beads: size 11/0 and 15/0, all colors

-costume jewelry

-interesting shaped sequins

-ATC size vintage pictures; flower fairy pictures

-novelty/glass/vintage buttons

-patterned ribbon

-inchie/twinchie blanks

-lace

-fabric trim (not the bulky type for household items)

-anything that could be sewn on to a quilt block

-postcards/postalettes

-small steampunk parts (gears, keys, etc)

-washi tape

-scrapbook papers/card stock

-stamps/ink pads

-glitter glue

-stamped images

-papers/book pages painted by you

-words/word pages

Swapping Etiquette

I will never flake on a swap! (Never ever!!) I have been flaked on so many times, some being pretty time and effort significant, and it really sucked. I just simply can't believe that a person can feel ok with themselves when they do this.

If you don't receive a swap from me, it has been lost in the mail. Please message me ASAP, and I will happily mail out something new. If the old package/mail item arrives, lucky you; you get something extra for being so patient.

Ratings

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Comment: LOVE everything you sent!! Yay!!! Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: OMG you spoiled me rotten - thank you so very much for all the amazing correspondence goodies. :) thank you so much, darla
Heynowokay rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA #8 on Mar 17, 2017
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Comment: It is funny that we were paired together for two random swaps, haha. Thank you so much for this envelope full of treasures. The patterned paper is fantastic, and I cannot wait to put it in to ATC or collage form! Thank you again for such thoughtful envies! :)
Heynowokay rated for Send Something! #5 (USA) on Mar 17, 2017
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Comment: Oh my, I love the beads and the lady cabochons! <3 <3 <3
ToujoursMoi rated for "After Christmas Sale" Flip Book on Feb 16, 2017
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Comment: OhnJuli, I received your loevely Flip Book and I love everything about it. I did not even recognized that there just the two of us in this swap. But I think it was a good match. I enjoyed all the bits and pieces. Thank you so much! Let me know if you want to do a private swap. I am definately in then. ❤
kamagna rated for 1 Stamp Randomness! USA #6 on Dec 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies, they'll come in handy the next time I get a crafting itch! :)
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Comment: Thanks so much. Hope you have a merry Christmas.
Nurse101 rated for WIYM - 6x6x6 Paper Stash Swap on Dec 11, 2016
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating...everything was awesome! Thank You
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Comment: OMG! Julie...your stocking came today and I'm totally excited!!! Im going to try my best to wait until Christmas to open the gifts but I'm already in love with the stamps and labels!!! Thank you =)
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Comment: Such wonderful Christmas goodness! Love all the goodies you sent-so much to play with-I appreciate your generosity and can't wait to put them to use! Happy Holidays!
mili rated for Send me project life cards ! #1 on Nov 25, 2016
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Comment: Thank you! I like it alot! Thank you for the extra!
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slckad rated for SS: Handmade Envelopes - Blue* (USA) on Oct 29, 2016
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Comment: Just got my blue envelopes today! Love them. Thank you so much.
Pnixie rated for Send me project life cards ! #1 on Oct 26, 2016
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Comment: Hey ! Thank you for the cards you send, I love them :D
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Comment: TY, love! Always love your mail!
Angeljewele rated for (edited)MAE - YELLOW on Oct 22, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelopes and extras Happy Swapping
jaimierandolph rated for ATP: Handmade envelopes #4 on Oct 19, 2016
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Comment: OMGoodness! I just love the purple and the Paris envies! My favs.... Thank you so much! Also all the little extras were great too... loved how u matched them up! Thank you THANK YOU! 100 Hearts
joybells2426 rated for ATP: Handmade envelopes #4 on Oct 19, 2016
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Comment: Loved the envelopes! Thank you!
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Comment: got it thanks.
btbeth rated for FFQS Note Card US #14 on Oct 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, sweetness! You always send the best goodies!

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