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ChelleHames

ChelleHames
Date Joined: January 31, 2014
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: October 13
Country: United States
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Hi Friends! (10/20/19)
After almost a year, Shelle @JocysMom and her family have finally moved home! Yay! They are very happy and excited to get back home and get back to normal (whatever that is after such a devastating and harrowing experience). Many have expressed an interest in helping out Shelle with her crafting (or other) needs after the fire. I know she was unable to salvage her ribbon and paper. I imagine her washi tape as well. While she does not NEED anything from you, she will slowly build up her stash, if you wanted to send something her way paper, washi tape, and ribbon would be appreciated! As always, the most appreciated items would be a card with well wishes, thoughts, and prayers!
Rick and Shelle Scott
Kiley and Katherine Scott
Not sure if they are getting mail at their home in Paradise yet, I'll have to find out and update the address... (12/31/18) As some of you know, one of the founders of Swapping Shenanigans, Shelle aka @JocysMom has been displaced by the Camp Fire wildfire that basically destroyed Paradise, CA on Nov 8 , 2018. Several of you have already reached out to me asking what you can do to help. I do know she and her family would appreciate any positive vibes, thoughts, and prayers sent their way. If you would like to send a card of encouragement, she would welcome that as well. Their kids, Kiley (age 10) and Katherine (age 7), would love cards as well!

Rick and Shelle Scott
Kiley and Katherine Scott
P.O. Box 375
Oroville, CA 95965

If you have any questions, feel free to message me. I'll answer anything I can. Please, don't feel as if you need to send anything other than a card with well wishes. At this point, they don't know what they will need. When they do have a better idea, I might do a "crafting supplies drive" for Shelle. I figure she will have to at least replace her paper supplies. We don't know for sure how much of the house has been damaged, nor what part of the house. I will keep you all posted, but it may be quite a while before we really know anything! This is all very overwhelming!!!

  1. I LOVE THE COLOR ORANGE! All shades... I love other colors too, especially bright and jewel tone colors, but ORANGE is the best!
  2. I love to travel.
  3. I love to read.
  4. I love music, television, and movies.
  5. I love to make art. Currently, I do more paper ART (greeting cards) than anything else. But I also cross stitch, paint ceramics, draw, make bookmarks out of many different medias, zentangle, paper collage (with embellishments sometimes)...
  6. Birds, especially artsy/funky/whimsical birds in bright colors
  7. Stickers, of all kinds!
  8. Printed papers -- full size AND scraps (big enough to use on an ATC) welcome
  9. Fridge magnets from across the US and around the world
  10. Tea! A very spicy Chai is my favorite, but I drink most teas! I have found that I do not like flowery teas like jasmine. They smell good, but I don't like the taste. :( I think my taste buds are changing...)
  11. Star Trek
  12. Doctor Who
  13. Sherlock (BBC) and Elementary
  14. Firefly
  15. Minions (from Despicable Me)
  16. Chocolate!
  17. Embellishments: bling!, clips, brads, ribbon, bakers twine... -- full size AND scraps welcome
  18. Cutouts, punched shapes, etc...
  19. Steampunk
  20. Butterflies
  21. Vintage
  22. Sparkle and Shine! I love glitter! The more the better, I say! I absoutely don't mind if you use glitter and sparkly things on the art you send me!!! And I won't rate you lower for loose glitter! ;)
  23. Baby animals especially, but big animals as well
  24. Washi tape and other decorative tapes
  25. favorite fragrances: anything fruity, clove
  26. Postcards... I like touristy, vintage, funny, handmade, anything really! (I think) I prefer them naked with a note from my partner. But, if the swap calls for sending them in an envie, that's good too!
  27. Angels!!! Thank you to @AnitaHames for angeling the SS: Christmas washi in a note card USA only! Love the Washi and the Washi note card!!! Thank you @flowerchild for angeling Winter & Christmas Washi Fast Swap! Love the beautiful washi you sent!!! Thank you @OrigamiGrace for angeling CPG Oct '16 Senders Choice PCs - US Only! Now I want to go to Australia! @OrigamiGrace for angeling CPG Snowman Profile Bling - Global. Why would you flake on an electronic swap?!?!?!
  28. Sweet swappers with giving hearts! @pkpeace who sent me a wonderful birthday surprise (2016). @Sandara333 who, just out of the blue, sent me the most awesome box of goodies for Christmas (2016)!

I give hearts for those that go above and beyond on the swap, not on the extras sent. I do not expect extras in swaps. But everyone loves a little surprise, right!?!?! If you want to make my day, check out my "loves" list. Whatever you send me, if it's listed here or not, I will appreciate it and will try to use it in my art or elsewhere in my life. If I can't, I'll pass it along to someone that I think may like it!

Things I don't love...

Not much...

  1. I don't do friendship books, deco books, or smash books. Just really don't know anything about them...
  2. Some flavors: banana, pumpkin, flowery teas.
  3. Cigarette/Cigar smelling things. I don't mind if you smoke, it's your life and your choice, but try your best to not sent me smokey art. Thanks! :)
  4. Real spiders give me nightmares, especially tarantulas! Eeeeek! I don't mind pictures of them tho...
  5. Non-raters and people that don't respond to messages.
  6. Flakers!

FYI...

My niece, @BugLeigh is now my roommate, as of November 2017. Initially, we did not have the same address, but recently admin answered our messages and now we do have the same address. She is an established swapper and we do completely different swaps. Just wanted to be transparent about our address and swapping!

I purchased a postal scale so I can send my mail without having to go into the post office. If you receive a package from me that does not have enough postage, PLEASE let me know. It was not intentional and I will reimburse you!

If you do not receive a swap from me, PLEASE let me know. I will resend. You can message me through swap-bot or my personal e-mail [email protected] I've already been flaked on (one of my first swaps! :'( BOO!) and I did not enjoy the feeling. I will not do that to someone else. I spend a lot of time on and put a lot of thought into my art and want to share it and get all the accolades from my partners! :) I won't flake! I won't be late unless it cannot be avoided (death, dismemberment, that kind of thing), and I will notify you if that type of thing happens.

I also find it sad that anyone would have to place info like this on their profile... :(

About Me

I'm a 40 something kid-at-heart. I'm happily single and have no children.

My sister @AnitaHames got me started here. She's been swapping for a while and finally talked me into joining. I'm enjoying it so much! My oldest sister @JocysMom is swapping now as well! Her daughter, @BugLeigh has also begun swapping! We are a crafty/artistic group!!!

I'm a Registered Nurse working in a Neonatal ICU. I love my job! It's so rewarding watching these tiny babies grow and get healthy and strong!

I work 12 1/2 hour shifts 3 days (in a row) a week. And I work at least 2 extra shifts a month (I have a very expensive hobby and travel habit)! I have an "8 days in a row" off stretch, which is when I usually work my overtime shifts. The rest of my work days are crammed into the rest of the month. Whew, this is a very exhausting schedule, but I LOVE my job and the time it gives me to live my life. I'm putting this here so you can see that if I'm working, I may not get back to you the day I read a message. And, when I'm working, I can't create (I need my sleep). So, if you need to get in touch with me, be patient, I will get back to you ASAP. And, if you need me to resend, be patient, I will resend. I may have to wait until I'm off work to recreate your swap.

I volunteer for the March of Dimes Arkansas Chapter. I make footprint cards for the babies in the NICU @ my hospital (holiday themed & baby themed embellishments and papers welcomed! I usually make 60 cards at a time tho...). I also help with Prematurity awareness month (November), and other fundraisers, and functions held at my hospital for mom's and families of newborns and premies.

5/23/16 -- 400 Swaps completed!!! Woot! Woot!!
7/16/16 -- 500 "5's"!!! WaHooo!!!
12/9/16 -- 500 Swaps sent!!! Sweet!

Favorite ART!

I am a paper artist! Mostly I make greeting cards. I also make book marks, ATCs, Inchies, Artist tiles of all sizes, envies, mail art, and scrapbook. I draw a bit; zentagles and doodles mostly. In high school and college I drew a lot.

I also dabble in ceramic painting, ornament making, cross stitching...

I love printed papers, stickers, cutouts, embellishments, and anything ORANGE!

I have a small Cricut and a Big Shot. I have a lot of Stampin' Up products. And, thankfully, I'm lucky enough to have a craft room! It should be a guest room, but... Priorities!

I learned how to "arm knit" and made a lovely, tho messy, infinity scarf! Now I want to learn how to knit for real!

Favorite Books

"Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose." Neil Gaiman

I love to READ!!! I've always loved to read! Yes, I was a book nerd in High School, and proud of it! I always bring a book along, just in case. It stresses me out if I forget one...

A few of my favorite books (and series): Harry Potter series, In Death series by J. D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts), Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz, Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch, Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fford, The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Gahl, The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume...

I'm in a book club. We meet monthly and typically read a book a month. Current Book Club Book: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Some of my favorite books we've read in book club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper, Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, The Martian by Andy Weir.

That said, I'll read just about anything! I prefer fiction. Sci Fi, Horror, Mystery, Young Adult, funny! My "guilty pleasure" is a good historical romance novel set in Regency England (a little earlier/a little later as well). I really don't feel guilty about that tho! ;)

Favorite Music

I listen to a lot of different types of music from Classical to Metal. My all time favorite band is the Eagles. But I also love Muse, Jewel, Blake Shelton, Volbeat, Adele, Hurts, Mumford and Sons, Apocalyptica (cello's on steroids!), Katatonia, Within Temptation, Device, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Jonsi and Sigur Ros (indefinably beautiful music!), Sonata Arctica (melodic metal, beautiful!) Thousand Foot Krutch, Tool, Disturbed, Journey, CCR, Eric Clapton... I could go on and on...

Mostly I listen to Hard Rock, Rock and 80's music (what can I say, I'm a child of the 80's)... I also like a little Country and Heavy Metal \m/ (even Death Metal)!!!

Favorite Television and Movies

Favorite Television I'm a bit of a SciFi nerd and British TV nerd. My favorite television series': Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek (all series, but my favorite is The Next Generation), Firefly, Warehouse 13, Criminal Minds, Psych, The Graham Norton Show, NCIS, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Haven, Grimm, Person of Interest, Face Off, Falling Skies, So You Think You Can Dance, Wipeout, Top Chef, Project Runway, Ripper Street, Copper... I watch a bit too much TV...

Favorite Movies I love going to the movie theater to see a movie! The big screen, the sound, the popcorn... It's the whole experience. I lean towards Sci Fi, action, and comedy; but I do enjoy a good drama, suspense, and the occasional romance as well. Don't really watch horror movies, they give me nightmares! Eeeeeek! It makes me sad that movies are so expensive these days. I don't get to go as often as I would like because it costs too much... :-/

Destinations!

I love to travel! Anywhere, anytime.

Summer 2018 was a trip to northern CA and an ALASKAN CRUISE! Alaska was beautiful! I really want to spend more time there! Spent 2 weeks in Iceland in 2017. We had wonderful weather, which was a good thing since everything we did was outdoor related! Even though the country is small, we still didn't have time to do everything we wanted! We gave it our best shot!!! We do need to go back in the winter for the Aurora Borealis. ICELAND was AMAZING!!! Getting home, on the other hand, not so much. After delayed flights, some misplaced luggage, flat out lies from Air Canada employees, a cancelled flight, sleeping in a freezing airport, more misplaced luggage, and 41 hours of travel time, we finally made it home.

Spent 3 weeks touring England, Scotland, and Ireland through a College English course. We hit all the great "Literary" sites: Shakespeare's birthplace, Potter Farm, Thoor Ballylee, the Lake Isle of Innisfree, the Lake District, Warwick Castle, Coole Park, Glamis Castle... And many other places. It was an amazing trip and I fell in love with the UK and Ireland! My sister went on the trip as well. And in June of 2015, my sister, her husband, and I went back to England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland! We did some of the same stuff as before, but a lot of new stuff as well: Loch Ness, The Doctor Who Experience, The Isle of Skye, Skellig Michael (super cute PUFFINS!)... It was amazing!!!

I have also cruised Italy and Greece (with my sister). Another amazing trip! Venice is beautiful! Rome is exciting! Athens is so vibrant! Santorini and Mykinos were absolutely tranquil! And the food! Oh my!!! During this cruise we also made a stop in Turkey (the bazaar!!!) and Croatia.

I'm working my way through the USA as well. Summer 2018 was a trip to northern CA and an ALASKAN CRUISE! Alaska was beautiful! I really want to spend more time there! My sister lives in northern CA, so I will be spending more time there in the future. I've also been to New York City (Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Broadway play, Brooklyn...), Washington DC, Hawaii (O'ahu), the Grand Canyon (Arizona), the Painted Desert and the Petrified National Forest (New Mexico and Arizona), the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and The Stanley Hotel, Denver, Boulder and The Celestial Seasonings factory (Colorado), Yellowstone (Montana and Wyoming), Devil's Tower (Wyoming), Devil's Den, Custer State Park and Needles Highway, Badlands (South Dakota), Kalamazoo, MI, San Diego and Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Norfolk and Virginia City Beach, VA, and the Florida Gulf Coast.

Ratings

AnitaHames rated for SS- It's FALL ya'll on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I've already sent it to someone!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it! And that you had someone to sent it to!!! Thanks for the 5 and the heart!!!
TamiHope rated for SS: Last Days of Summer on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: Always love swapping with you! Thank You!
Response: So glad you received! And, I always love swapping with you!!! Thank you for the 5 and the ❤!
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Comment: All the areas around us had flash flood warnings, we got a few sprinkles! I'm the same when it comes to change, but I don't like surprises. They are not the same thing for me. I need to know all the details and then I'm along for the ride. My dad had knee replacement surgery several years ago, I can't imagine doing both legs in the same year! You are very strong, my friend. I wish you all the best on getting your mobility to the point that you're happy with. It's work, but I imagine the reward will be even greater in your case. (I know it's not the same thing, but I finally got contacts this year, I was terrified for years. But we're going back to Maui and I want to be able to see underwater and can't afford an optical mask. I can't believe I waited this long to do this! I walked out of the optometrist's office in Costco and walked around the store trying to hide my tears because of how different the world looked without a frame around it! It's still really weird to put things in my eyes and sometimes I get it wrong and it's ridiculously painful, but overall I'm happy with my choice! So I understand the drawbacks and the effort that goes into taking care of yourself in hopes of another goal.)
Response: I definitely wonder about my sanity doing both legs so close together. But, after the right leg, I had to do the left leg to be able to walk! I'm getting there! It's definitely work! I bet Maui will be so beautiful without the frame from your glasses! And, you'll get better and better at putting them in as time goes by! Thanks for the 5 and the ❤!
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Comment: More great selections. It’s awesome you even know where the washi comes from. I now have over 3500 rolls and don’t remember where most of them came from! Give Jeffrey a kiss from me
Response: I know those only because my Halloween Washi is mainly Martha Stewert or Recollections. I have individual ones here and there, but all those were matching sets. I don't even know how many rolls I have anymore, but I don't think it's 3500... Glad you liked the samples! And Jeffery is right here helping me type out my response, so he sends kisses back!!! 🐾👅❤
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Comment: Love your selections! Aren’t tats awesome?!
Response: Glad you like the washi! And, yes, that's ARE awesome! I'm ready to get my travel themed tat! Then I can start planning another!!!
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Comment: I love the magnets! So cute. Thank you for the washi tape samples and cute card too. You may want to tape the sides of the envelope next time because one side split all the way open. Thankfully none of the magnets came out. Thank you for hosting a great swap.
Response: That is aggravating! Thanks for letting me know. I probably should have put them in a bubble envie, but I wanted the envie that matched the card! Live and Learn! I'm glad you liked them! Thank you for the 5 and ❤!!! And thank you for joining my swap!!!
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Comment: I L-O-V-E these magnets! You're so creative! I need to know if the little tag on the presents one was a pre-cut die or if you have that die, and if so, did you cut it out of chip board or what. Same with the "believe." Tell Jocelyn the "beep beep" is adorable and I like all the pearls on the Christmas tree, too. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you like them!!! I have the little tag die cut. I cut it out of white cardstock 3 times and green cardstock 1 time and glued them together. Same with the believe. Jennifer McGuire taught me that trick. I will let Jocelyn know you think the "beep beep" is adorable. Thanks for the 5 and the heart! And, thanks for joining my swap!
DRMOM rated for CPG Mini Envelope Flip Book - US only on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: This tiny treasure is beautiful. The little details are so amazing - the butterfly charm, colors, everything. So pretty. Thank you so much for your hard work.
Response: Oh! I'm so glad you liked it! I was so lucky to find that butterfly charm in my stash! It finished everything off perfectly! I agonized over the whole thing for forever! I wanted it to be perfect! The flowery paper is a favorite of mine and I knew it would make a good base! Thank you for the 5 and the ❤!
rarjones rated for RSC: Card with a cat on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: beautiful card! love the colorful background too. Did you use a aqua painter brush to do that? Thank you for swapping with me:)
Response: I used a water brush, it was filled, but I used it more as a regular paintbrush. Mainly because I don't know how to use the water brush. I'm not really a watercolor painter, but I love the look of watercolor, especially on a background. I love the way the card turned out! So glad you did as well! Thank you for the 5 and ❤!
AnitaHames rated for SS: Faux Tiles on Aug 17, 2019
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Comment: Your card is beautiful! You did a much better job than me with the color in the corners. Thanks for all the cut outs, too!
Response: Thank you! I liked it better without the color in the corners, but it was still pretty with it. Thanks for the 5 and the heart!!!
AnitaHames rated for SS: Notecard Letter (USA only) on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty fish notecard and the super cute sequins! I enjoyed reading about your summer even though I knew what you had done!
Response: I know you just love reading letters! LOL! Thank you for the 5 and the heart! Those tiny sequins are soooo cute! I got some more in the other day. I'll have to share those as well!
Kalalinga rated for SS: Handmade Envelopes (USA only) on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great envelopes - I like the colors & patterns and the top notch job you did on them, Great swap!
Response: Thank your for the kind words the 5 and the heart! I'm so glad you like the envies!
AnitaHames rated for SS- Something YELLOW on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: What a cute card! I have that stamp set, but I guess I didn't realize one of the petals says smile! Thanks for the bling! I might need one of those tools for picking up rhinestones!
Response: Glad you liked it! I never noticed the smile petal either! But I thought it would be cute with the others! That was my change/addition to the card I cased! LOL! And, yes, a jewel picker is very handy. I haven't tried with those teeny tiny rhinestones, but its helpful with bigger ones!
bb2 rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on Jul 13, 2019
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Comment: What a beautiful card. You are the embossing pro for sure. And, I love the burgundy color. Thank you!
Response: I do enjoy the shine and beauty embossing adds to a card! I thought the burgundy turned out lovely! I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the 5 and the heart!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful snail mail goodies!
Response: Glad you like it! Thank you for the 5 and the ❤!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I like all the shimmer and shine on it!
Response: I love shimmer and shine!!! Thank you for the 5 and the heart!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the envies, I really liked them!
Response: You got those fast!!! Glad you like them! Thank you so much for the 5 and the ❤!
jayneblonde002 rated for SS: Boat PC on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Hi Michelle. Thank you so much for your postcard.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the 5!
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Comment: Sometimes snail mail makes it hard, but I still like the exchange of arts and creations. 2nd July 2019 > a heart for resending and good communication. Thank you!
Response: You are correct, about the good and the bad! Thanks for the rating!
AnitaHames rated for SS- Stationary Art on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful letter set! I love the red!
Response: I knew you would!!! Thanks for the 5 and the heart!!!

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:


Happy Belated Birthday!

Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

Sandara333 on May 21, 2018:

I hope you're having a great day...

great day

ChelleHames on Feb 25, 2018:

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Vickyen on Feb 24, 2018:

HI! Agree about growing a thicker skin - sometimes folks just get their feelings hurt so easily over silly stuff! If she also did not care for the book, why did she think others would or should! We humans are way too sensitive at times!! LOL! Thanks for making me feel better and Happy Reading! :)

Mimi7 on Feb 15, 2018:

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!!

pkpeace on Feb 14, 2018:

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