Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: March 2, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States
H e l l o.... greetings from the beautiful Pacific North West! Born in Boston though - Boston Proud. I’m the daughter of an Army Pilot so I traveled all over when I was young. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 23 years later I'm still sitting in the drivers seat - Oh boy the stories I could tell! No really....... kids say the darnedest things (if their parents only knew - sometimes I have to try not to bust out laughing when I see them, these little ones are so innocent - it's delightful). A fellow driver and are are the current Washington State Special Needs Rodeo champs on our way to Nationals in Texas...... I love my job and my students.
I used to teach Kindergarten before staying home with my fabulous children which was a perfect fit for me because kindergarten is education disguised in one big craft session. I have 2 living Children, Ashley-32 who blessed us with a grandson, Chelsea-30 who loves to travel and my son Joshua passed away on Sept 11, 2010 at 25, we are blessed with a lifetime of love, laughter and amazing memories of our time with him.
I love long walks, swimming, reading, entertaining friends, ice cream cones dipped in chocolate (who doesn’t like that crunchy stuff) and random acts of art kindness.
I ....L O V E ..... paper and all paper crafts but have have been seen doing - knitting, crochet and of recent art classes on ZOOM. I Zentangle and recently became Certified Zentangle Teacher. But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I love making my own envelopes, and a love of all things ATC's and JAMS (so anything in 3’s are awesome). . I am just learning watercolor and just just found out about Inchies and Twinchies, I mean REALLY Inchies and Twinchies.......
I do want to say if for some reason you don't receive something from me please let me know, if you haven't I would love to do it again. Please contact me - it's sad not getting a little something in the mail when your expecting it, right?!
I also collect playing cards, there are some beautiful, wacky and funny ones out there and some of the older ones - fabulous.... I would love any J of ❤️‘s if you have one (it's kinda a sentimental reason - in memory of my son Joshua, he was my heart.... thus the J❤️ - he was also a bit of a jokester too so Jokers are pretty darn awesome also) it is a delightful collection...
About PC's. My favorites are the artistic kind, black& white, black & white with color accents, unusual and unique - send me something you'd like yourself and then tell me a little bit about you.. your profession, dreams, passions, what you love about your culture and I love quotes. I just love receiving them so just have fun picking it. I also send postcards through Postcrossing a wonderful and exciting community of postcard lovers around the world - check it out!!
J♥️ and Joker playing cards
LOVE Coca-Cola and coke art
Fish - Joshua loved fly fishing
Stationary and notecards
Vintage and Retro
paper craft embellishments,
Anything to embellish my JAMS in 3’s
truly I just plain love seeing the little treasure people send me hidden in all shapes and sizes of envelopes that await me in the mailbox.....
Warmer earth tone greens
purples like eggplant, and deap lilac
yellows like mustard
Red, white and blue
oranges like pumpkin and corals
and usually do a lot of black accents
I love reading and have realized I love listening to audio books while on my layovers in the bus. It’s hands free and has the added benefits of being able to do my Zentangle’s or knitting and crochet!!! I belong to a delightful book club called “Between the Covers” ... clever, right!! It so much fun, however, the selections one makes occasionally makes me wonder..... just who is this person really.... lol
I’m rather eclectic with my taste in music. Truth be told I’m usually listening to it on my school bus with my kiddos. Music heals and is a pathway for my students. It’s amazing to hear my non verbal students click to the music and clearly sing a verse or phrase..... I wish for time to stand still in those moment. They think we are the magic school bus because I have playlist for them and unknown or seen to them I whisper or tap my watch and all of a sudden a hard moment or funny situation has “magically” happened...... shhhh, mums the word!!
Well that about does it for now... thank you for forging through my profile, I'm bit of a talker and that translate to talking with my hands as well as in my writing too!!!! I love swap-botting and I feel like our swaps are like little acts of kindness toward each other and the connection one feels from them is... well... sort of magical...
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