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Butterfly1974

Butterfly1974
Date Joined: March 7, 2017
Last Online: May 25, 2017
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: United States

About Me


For Pen Pals Group: Jill Schmitt 25550 Hyacinth St Corona, Ca 92883


About me: I'm 42 years old. Born and lived in California my whole life. I'm a Christian and welcome any Christian or religious related items.

I was blessed with three wonderful sons- Bret 25, Ryan 19 and Jake 14. My nephew Derek is 26 and more like a son than a nephew since I raised him for many years. He graduated UC Irvine with a political science degree. My eldest son graduated Oregon State with a degree in engineering. All my boys make me so proud!

I have three dogs. Mimi my rescue pound poodle mix. She's 10 years old. Kane 1year and Apollo 7 months - my German Shepherds are from direct military and police bloodlines. They're absolutely gorgeous and sweet as can be!

My hubby Jeff and I both own our own entirely different businesses. Life can be pretty stressful and busy for us, which is why I joined this site. I haven't crafted a thing for almost two years up until joining. I knew this site would force me to sit down and make time for crafting again. It's been so therapeutic for me. Im glad I signed up!


I appreciate anything handmade. I will like anything with my family's or dogs names or initials. My sons and my last name is Schmitt. I kept my maiden name. Think of it was a way to get rid of letters you may not be using or need :)

Love tea (especially green) and so-so like coffee. Hubby and sons love coffee, so it's welcomed.

Like all candy, especially gummies or hard candy.

Favorite Colors: Teal, Cobalt Blue, Black, Silver and Yellow

Metals: all. Especially copper. I recently had my entire kitchen backsplash done in all coppers. It turned out absolutely gorgeous!

**********************************************************CRAFTS: I really haven't tried anything but making a few scrapbook pages, a couple of book marks and some handmade cards. I think I may have enough craft items to probably make just about anything, unfortunately I'm just lacking the time to do so. My to do list for 2017: Chunky Mini's Mixed media ATC's (never heard of them before joining this site) Just made my 1st five ATC's and it was so fun! I have purchased yarn several times and have yet to learn how to crochet. Definitely on my to do list for 2017


****List of things that I like**** Tim Holtz and K&Company style anything, Stickers, washi tape, die cuts, tags, pennants, embellishments, 3 dimensional stickers, metal keys, stars, nature, crosses, lace ribbon, butterfly anything. Anything Sanrio. Pretty little notebooks or even just a couple of sheets of your favorite paper or pretty stationary. I have an odd addiction to writing utensils. I love mechanical pencils and pens. Especially unique, cute or pretty ones. I am addicted to pretty scrapbook paper. Even pieces cut down small to 4x6 that I can use for my albums for a matte for my photos. Or smaller for tags. I really don't want anyone to feel limited on what they can send me. I like anything pretty, interesting or unique. Just not dark (unless related to Halloween) and no gothic please... I love miniatures - I collect miniature dollhouse items. Love fuzzy socks, lip gloss and small earrings. Any planner or journaling type stuff.

I just bought my first planner a few weeks ago. Thanks to seeing so many ladies on here asking for planner supplies. I did a quick google search and had to have one. I love ❀️ my Gold Heidi Swapp planner!

πŸΏπŸ˜πŸ„ I love all of Gods creatures. πŸ¦‡πŸ¦‰πŸ¦†

FAVORITES: πŸ¦‹ Butterflies, Bunnies 🐰 Bees🐝, Snails🐌 and Koi fish! πŸŒΎπŸ„πŸπŸŒΏI love natureπŸ€πŸ‚πŸŒ²πŸ₯€ All plants really... 🌻🌸 Flowers. 🌹🌼 Favorites: Roses, peonies, Orchids, Hyacinth (the name of my street), violets, all florals welcome. *Amaryllis. I have them in paintings throughout my home, as well as grow them. They only bloom/flower once a year and I can't wait for it!

Love all plants. Ivy, trees, grass... leaves. Any botanical items will be appreciated and cherished!

Love anything gardening related. If you would see it in your backyard, patio or garden I will like it. Even down to a tiny sticker of a 🐌 snail :)

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Of course for religious reasons, but also because I love crosses, baskets, colored eggs, jelly beans, bunnies and everything about Spring! I welcome any Easter related items any time of the year!

So, I've received a few swaps now to know what I'd prefer not to receive. Dislikes: Teacher reward stickers I don't want to limit anyone what their heart leads them to send me. If you'd be happy to receive it, then I will too! I love opening an envelope where I can tell care and thought went into it. It's not about what the items cost, I know some ladies don't have a lot to give. It's about the thoughtfulness.

Unfortunately my life has been extremely stressful and fast paced for several years now. The extreme amount of stress I was under started negatively effecting my health. I have purchased a lot of crafting items over the years with the intent of slowing myself down to take time for a hobby I enjoy, yet I haven't touched my craft items in over 2 years. Well, only to shuffle or reorganize them as new items came in. Crazy right? Even my hubby and teenage son tell me to slow down, and take some time for myself. And when those words are said by men, you know it's time to listen lol. So, my New Years resolution for 2017 was to allow myself to take to enjoy my hobbies. Even if just twice a month for 2 hours. This is a big part of why I joined swap-bot. 1. I love sharing and giving gifts. 2. I knew creating things to give away would force me to get started crafting for myself. It's been a lot of fun thus far and honestly, it's also been quite therapeutic.

**********Some more about me********** One of my favorite hobbies and passions is my love of photography. I've been a professional photographer for about 9 years now. I have worked for a few companies as well as freelance before starting my own current business, which I still take photos, just not of people... mainly just clothing and jewelry shots. I plan on hiring a model this summer for my clothing. I also did school portrait photography at one point. That was a lot of fun! Schools in California are massively huge. Fun fact: there are 3,609 students at my sons high school. Crazy right? Photographing newborns and wee little ones was my favorite. Capturing that precious moment in time is so rewarding. Knowing my photo of their loved one will be passed on for many generations to come warms my heart.

I also worked as the community moderator for pediatrician Dr Sears. Based on Dr Sears own philosophy and my own many years of experience in child nutrition and raising kids, I answered moms questions on a daily basis, as well as wrote many articles. Dr Sears son has been a guest on the Dr Oz show many times. Dr Sears has written many books on child nutrition and child rearing. I highly recommend any of his books. Especially N.D.D. (Nutritional Deficit Disorder) I am always open to any non medically related questions you may have. Just message me :)

I prefer to read over watching tv. I like to read books about DIY projects, health, nutrition, gardening, Christianity/God. I prefer to learn something new when I have a free moment. I listen to sermons or podcasts while driving, cleaning or working.

One of my favorite quotes, especially with what's going on in the USA today. "I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance." Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Thank you for stopping by! Jill

Ratings

shannonlinde rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 23, 2017
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Comment: It was so great to meet Mimi, Kane and Apollo!! They are beautiful!!! :)
Nicola4720 rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such an incredible packet, all the little extras, way more washi than required - will be in touch to arrange that private swap. Thank you again x
iamred rated for Let's Get Washi! 4 on May 18, 2017
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Comment: thank you so much for all the samples and goodies! β™₯
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Comment: Thank you for a fun swap! I like the purple bookmark with all the shimmer :) and your ATC's turned out great! I think it's funny we both did a snail πŸ˜„πŸŒ They are nice additions to my collection. And oh my goodness! You sent so many extras I feel like I owe you another swap! I haven't had time to look through every piece yet, but the envelopes look great and I love the sparkly pen. I'll be making some ATC's tomorrow so I'll dig into the rest then! Everything was so nicely wrapped too :)
flickmobile rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your email :), Mimi, Kane & Apollo look like happy & playful bundles of fur!
tatntole rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
ChrisAnne rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 14, 2017
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Comment: Great pics and stories. Don't forget to include your swap-bot name on your electronic swaps.
Quiltbutterfly rated for DD ~ Meet my Doggie on May 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
Fabriqueen rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed reading and learning more about you. Hugs, Diane
kygirl rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great email swap!
Gnoe rated for Washi Washi! 4 on May 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the washis and (other) extras! You are too kind <3
SewFun2 rated for Quarter Machine Trinkets and Toys on May 8, 2017
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Comment: Wow, you sent a fun package! Thank you for all the goodies, I really enjoyed opening it. :)
Allison8236 rated for Private Swap - Die Cuts on May 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Thank you! I love the beautifully wrapped cuts!! and thank you for thinking of Rebeka, that was kind of you and she loved her stickers!!
Eudaimonia rated for Getting to know YOU Email Swap on May 7, 2017
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Comment: Dear what a lovely mail you wrote. Thank you so much for sharing. I will do mine to say and will sent it also to you. Kind regards, Angelique
pkpeace rated for Private ATC on May 1, 2017
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Comment: Your ATC is absolutely beautiful! It's difficult to believe you just started making them! Thank you for sharing your talents with me and also, thank you for the beautiful package!! You made my day! Hugs Patty
Ryleighsmom rated for Weekend Envie! #3 (USA) on Apr 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I loved your butterfly envelope and all the goodies inside! Your swap arrived on a difficult day for me...and your swap warmed my heart. Thank you!!
rayce rated for Private Swap Rayce and Butterfly1974 on Apr 10, 2017
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Comment: OMG I love them all! So many little extras too. Thank you for the shopping bag and the tea and etc. The stamps are great and I love them all. Even the neat butterfly packaging it was sent in is wonderful. Thank you so much :) <3
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Comment: Oh My Gosh! Thank you Jill!! You outdid me! Your package is so much prettier than mine! Thanks for all the extras you sent! Everything was so nice and neatly put together that I didn't want to open it! haha! But I did and am glad! Thanks for the extra charms too! Absolutely love them and if you come across any extras you know where to send them! ☺️ So happy with this! Thanks again!! 🌺
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Comment: Looove everything you sent many thanks x
denisedecker58 rated for List pad sheets swap #4 on Apr 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great list pad paper and all the extra's you sent! I loved everything!!! I appreciate you going above and beyond what the swap required!

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Comments

tcornell on May 21, 2017:

Thank you for the notecard with your kind and thoughtful words, it really means a lot to me!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 29, 2017:

asbmf

Tigerlilyknotwise on Apr 13, 2017:

hapyday

Have a great day! :)

PenguinParade on Apr 7, 2017:

ooo or an Inkjoy Pen in one of their super pretty pastel/springish colors!

PenguinParade on Apr 7, 2017:

You were needing ideas for the letter I for the SPRING swap: An Inkpen in a springy color; something with an Iris flower or the color, anything with an Inchworm, the color Ivory. Hope that helps. I'm trying to decide if I want to join or not :)

miablancs on Mar 28, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Everyone in this group are officers so that we will create swaps. If you would like to help out more than that and become a group founder please let me know Thank you and Happy Swapping!

miablancs on Mar 23, 2017:

I saw your post below a swap for Easter Cards asking if Newbies are allowed to join. I know what that feels like so I have sent you an invite to my group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please join the group if you would like or if you do not want to join that is also okay. Happy Swapping and Welcome to Swap-bot !

metammi123 on Mar 20, 2017:

We all started at the bottom... The rating will come ... It's adictive be aware ... Enjoy a be creative...

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