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ChelseaStarleen

ChelseaStarleen
Date Joined: January 12, 2020
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: September 20, 1990
Country: United States
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About Me

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

ADAM AND I

• Female

• Happily Partnered with the love of my life.

• Child-free

• 29 and turning the big 3-0 this year. Actually, I’m pretty excited about it, I wasn’t sure I’d make it this far. LOL

• I am a Virgo, right on the cusp of Libra. I am pretty into signs and planetary placements- I find it fascinating.

• I am a dog mom of 2, Max, an American Bulldog and Peaches, a blonde rescue pup. They are my spoiled babies.

PITTY LOVE

SHIBA INU LOVE

• I am a fish pond enthusiast, have 12 goldfish and koi fish and really enjoy feeding them and spending time outside relaxing by the pond. (UPDATE 6/24- I HAVE TWO BABY KOIS! MY FISH ARE BREEDING, I'M SO EXCITED!) (UPDATE 7/27- THERE'S 4 BABIES!)

• I am a plant lover and am very proud of my herb and flower collection.

• I love pressing flowers too, and often include them in my art and cards.

• I am a lover of all types of food, particularly trying new recipes-- and recently, things I can make in my Instant Pot.

• I love baking desserts- Flan is my all-time favorite dessert and I could eat it every day, much to the chagrin of my lactose intolerant honey... lol

• I am currently trying to grow a garden, the insects have all but destroyed my cucumber plants, but my eggplants, tomatoes, zucchini and radishes are doing well. Let me know if you are interested in swapping organic seeds (peppers, squash, flowers, etc)

• I love rat rods, hot-rods, pinup style, anything 40s or 50s and all things vintage style. I want to be Lucille Ball when I grow up. Lol I am constantly raiding thrift stores and estate sales for pinup dresses and accessories. I own a bandanna in just about every shade of every color.

• Hubby is a mechanic and we enjoy car and motorcycle shows and museums, fishing, gardening, spending time with the dogs and watching old movies.

• I enjoy arts and crafts of all kinds, paper craft, sewing and needle craft are some of my favorites, recently started some Joy of Painting videos for fun.

• I also really love various birds of prey, such as hawks, owls and eagles

• I have been feeding and trying to befriend local crows for years. My dream is to have an army of crows that show up to be fed and bring me shiny trinkets, but hey, a girl can dream, right? lol

• I make junk journals and handmade cards, so I am always grateful for any surprise goodies related to either of those activities in swaps I am receiving.

• I am a receptionist by day, a baker and artist for fun and a plant and animal lover for life. Anything else you’d like to know, feel free to ask.

About My Home:

About My Home:

• Citra is a tiny town, a post office, a gas station, 2 dueling pizza restaurants... you get the drift, ALSO home of the Pineapple Orange.There are many touristy old Florida locations near me, including the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings FL State Park, and the home where she lived while writing "The Yearling". We also live pretty near Florida Gator Stadium, and right around the corner there’s this lovely little place called The Orange Shoppe that has been around here since the early 1930's and sells fruits, nuts, fruit wines and jams and southern candies, such as pecan logs and divinity. (I am happy to swap goodies from here to where you are from, if you are interested please message me!)

NOTES FOR SWAP PARTNERS:

I pledge

ATTENTION: IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DO NOT RECEIVE ONE OF MY SWAPS, PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE AND LET ME KNOW, AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO RESEND. I WOULD NEVER WISH TO UPSET OR DECEIVE ANYONE, BUT SOMETIMES THINGS DO GET LOST USPS, THANK YOU.

Also, if by some chance you get me as a partner for multiple swaps at same time, it's okay to ship them together.

Please be advised: I am not online much during the weekend. That is "our time" for my honey and I. We both work 40 hr weeks, with weird overlapping portions of our work time/off time, so any off time together is precious to me. But I do check in pretty regularly, I try for at least once a day, but I don't always log in daily.

I love to do this and I am committed to getting and maintaining good ratings. I have had pen pals on and off my whole life, have been trading note-cards, postcards and junk journals/supplies via Reddit for a year, and have been on Swap-Bot since January.

I promise to always mark received as soon as possible after receiving, and I mark swaps sent the day it goes in the postal box-

Please be advised sometimes my carrier does not pick up from our mailbox until after the mail truck has run to our local office for the day, in those cases they go out of the post office the next day. I live in a rural area. There’s not much I can do about that.

Likes and Dislikes

Likes:

Junk Journals

Handmade Cards and ATCs

I love hanging outdoor decor (like wind chimes and pretty dangles for my trees near pond) I also make witches ladders and things like that and I like to hang those as well.

Gnomes, mushrooms and fairies

Card stock and various other card making materials

Gel pens and stickers

Glitter and bling on every thing

I love ephemera of all kinds- ticket stubs, menus from interesting places, etc

I also love Tea of all kinds; sweets of all kinds, and I have a wicked obsession with Cherry Blossoms (Canadian Candy) and All Dressed Potato Chips- which we can rarely get here.

Other things I like as well-- burned CD's; unicorns, butterflies, hummingbirds and cardinals, frogs, and moths.

I also collect empty cigarette packs(the soft or hard variety) and chip bags for craft making.

Favorite Colors:

Oranges and Reds in warm tones, Jewel tone colors of all sorts are my favorite colors to work with. Turquoise is my absolute favorite color and magenta or purples are my favorites to wear

Dislikes:

Anything political

Liars

Flakers

I collect:

• Recipes; Vintage, New, Cutouts, Family recipes... You name it, I'll try it.

• Vintage Disney children's books; Golden Books, the paperback ones with the records, etc (I buy damaged one cheap from thrift places usually and use them for crafting)

• Pressed Flowers and Leaves

• Ephemera

• Pressed Pennies

• Altered Playing Cards and Coins

• Washi Tapes

• Adam Sandler movies.

• ANYTHING with stars on it (My middle name is Starleen lol)

• I save cool postmarks and unusual stamps and stickers in my journal. I recently got mail from Sweden and England for the first time and was very excited.

Favorite Crafts

• Painting, mostly acrylic and watercolor

• Collage, and Mixed Media art, I love repurposing as well, so I try and mix media when making “fixer upper” projects

• Making ATCs and Greeting Cards, Postcards… Been wanting to get more into ATCs and Altered playing cards

• Embroidery and Cross Stitch, I love incorporating cross stitch and embroidery into card making as well

• Loom Knitting and Hat/Scarf making

• Gardening, pressing leaves and flowers

• Junk Journaling

• Also, I am a bead hoarder- I aspire to make beautiful jewelry, but normally I just hoard treasures I find at estate and yard sales like that weird little creeper from LOTR. Haha!

Favorite Television

General Hospital LIFER

Been watching since 1998 when I started following Grandma's "Stories" with her in the afternoons. AND IF THEY DON'T BRING IT BACK ON SOON I'M GONNA HAVE WITHDRAWLS. lol

Golden Girls

Friends

Chicago PD

Law and Order: SVU

Blue Bloods

Criminal Minds

Angel

Favorite Movies

“Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.”

― Ferris Bueller

Big Lebowski

Serendipity

Gone in 60 Seconds

Die Hard

Sleepless in Seattle

Home Alone

Mr. Deeds

Grown Ups

What Lies Beneath

The Lion King

That's My Boy

The Little Mermaid

Michael

Favorite Music

80s hairbands are my weakness.

Warrant, Winger, Rat, Kix, Twisted Sister, Krokus, Metallica, The Clash, etc

Also love The Pixies, Tom Waites, various Classic Rock, 90s Alternative, Motown and Funk.

I love everything from Billy Joel to Ozzy Osbourne, to Joni Mitchell.

I listen to a pretty wide variety of things, mood depending.

A-Z About Me

• A: Autumn, Arts and Crafts, Animals of all kinds, Astrology, Airplants, Aquaponics, Aquatic Plants, Automobiles, Adam Sandler, ATCs •
• B: Bullet Journaling, Bookmarks, Beaches, Barbequing, Batiking, Botany, Brownies, Blues (Dark, light, teals, etc) •
• C: Christmas, Coffee, Crochet, Comedic movies, Candles, Chocolate, Cooking, Collage, Cross Stitch, Cookies •
• D: Dogs, Dancing, Dahlias •
• E: Envelopes, Ephemera, Embroidery, Espresso •
• F: Fishing, Flipbooks; Family Gatherings, Flan, Fishponds, Found items art •
• G: Genealogy; Graph Paper, Games (board games and older video games like Nintendo) •
• H: Happy Mail, Handmade crafts, Hearts, Halloween •
• I: Ink Pens, my Instant Pot •
• J: Journals, Junk Journaling, Jamming to a great song, Jewelry making and collecting •
• K: Kites, Kittens, Knitting, Karaoke •
• L: Letters, Letter Sets, Laughter, Loom Knitting, The Little Mermaid (Disney), Latch Hooking, Lavender (The color and the plant) •
• M: Mermaids, Magic, the Moon, Modeling Clay, Meditation, Motorcycles, Magenta, Maps •
• N: Naps, Notes and Note Cards, Nautical Themes, Nature, Natural Tie Dye •
• O: Octopus, Oceans, Ornithology •
• P: Postcards, Penpals, Painting, Pinup Girls, Playing Cards, Poetry, Paper Dying, Paper making, Paper in General, Plants of all kinds •
• Q: Quiet time •
• R: Reading, Retro Style •
• S: Sewing, Stickers, Sparkles, Smashbooks, Spring Flowers •
• T: Tea of all sorts, love trying new flavors, Tending to my garden, Turquoise (Stone and color), Trash-to-Treasure type art work •
• U: Under the Sea themes, Umbrellas, Ukuleles •
• V: Vanilla Beans, Vitamin water, Vexed (The word itself, I like the way it sounds and I like sneaking it into random conversation lol)

• W: Washi Tape, Golden State Warriors, Writing, the Word of God, Waterfalls •
• X: Xylophones, Xray photos •
• Y: Yeast Bread and Rolls, Yellow (Lemon Yellow) •
• Z: Zebras, Ziplines

Ratings

klover rated for Junk Journal -Newbie/Mini on Jul 31, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome journal.. You are talented. I appreciate the time you put into it. I know how much time goes into a journal like that. Hugs. P.S.- I know I thanked via messages, however, I was so excited I forgot to thank and post under ratings. This was received on time, I just forgot to rate after I sent a huge thank you via messages:-/
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I did receive your very kind thank you message and I am most grateful for that and your kind rating as well. Hope things are going well for you and that you are able to get good use of the journal. I really enjoyed making it for you. :)
kristid1970 rated for Make a Paper Purse on Jul 31, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love it! Did you crochet that envelope/bag? Its awesome! Thank you!
Response: I did! I love sitting and making little things like that while I am watching movies or tv in the evening. I wanted to make the resend extra special since the original got lost. :( Hope you enjoyed! :)
Klymntine rated for 90's Kid Pog Swap #2 on Jul 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Chelsea, Thanks so much. I love the Pinocchio!
Response: So glad you enjoyed. :) Thanks for swapping.
reinerose rated for Quick Stationery Destash #6 on Jul 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much, I really love the stationery. I appreciate your generosity. :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed. :) Thanks for swapping.
LizzyJo rated for Mystery Supply Swap 6.20 on Jul 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I love what you did with the mystery supply! The abandoned theme park theme is perfect. Thank you so much. Your happy mail was the bright spot in my day.
Response: Thanks so much. I am glad you liked it. 😁 When I saw you liked abandoned amusement parks I thought that paired with the tickets perfectly. 😁 There is an abandoned Disney Water park here in FL I have always wanted to explore, it's so overgrown with natural wildlife and Gators now it's strictly forbidden to enter.... Which would make it even cooler. Haha.
EleanB rated for F-Bomb ATC Swap #1 on Jul 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I don't know where you found all the text but it's AWESOME! Thanks much!
Response: Thanks! 😁 It came from the book House of Leaves. Glad you liked! 😁
krspellman rated for Junk Journal Swap on Jul 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful junk journal. I truly appreciate the work you put in, I love it. I’m so sorry for the late rating, I have been away from swap bot due to a personal struggle and didn’t realize I hadn’t rated. ❤️
Response: Hope you are doing better and thanks so much for the kind rating. Take care of yourself. :-)
DreZee rated for 90's Kid POG Swap on Jul 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: What cool pogs! Thank you! And thanks for the extra sticker. I truly do love the 90's!
Response: Thank you! This was a fun swap. :-) I enjoyed making those stickers. :-)
Brokenwings87 rated for CRAFT ROOM CLEAN OUT on Jul 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: PUPPY POWER! Ok I'm done, just love dogs, hoping to get a rescue soon. Have you tried vinegar and baking soda on the ring/seal of your instant pot? -Was the first thought I had when I read that part on your profile! Plus I have to say, having a murder of crows bringing you shiny things would be very awesome. Wish I could send you the one that keeps flying at my head on my morning walks. I do worry if the dogs would enjoy that though?
Response: Yay for rescue pups! I will have to try the vinegar and baking soda idea, that might work! Good luck in the swap. :) Hope you are doing well. Have an awesome day!
Pepsicola57 rated for Junk Journal Swap #2 on Jul 7, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Love it! Thank you so much.❤️
Response: So glad you liked it. The eco printed papers are plants from my garden. First time making them, it was a lot of fun. :-)
fortannam rated for RSS: Fabric Postcard Swap on Jun 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! The beads “mostly” made it through the mail! Super cute!
Response: Oh good, I am so glad. I was worried about how gently they'd handle it. The material has been in my collection forever and I have been wanting to do something special with the pretty beaded pieces. I hope you enjoyed. :)
CrankDatDesigns rated for Dollar Tree Swap on Jun 1, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for all the great things!
Response: So glad you enjoyed! 😁
LovelyLindaSwap rated for Anything goes~POSTCARDS!! on May 23, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the cards.
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy. :-)
piperwashere rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Response: Thank you! :)
EverydayAngels rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Fun Colors!
Response: Thank you! :)
Rabbitfreedom rated for Ribbon Giveaway! on May 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Have fun crafting and swapping! Stay safe and well!
Response: Thank you, you as well! :)
5
rating
Comment: Good luck with the giveaway!
Response: Thank you, you as well! :)
yunasy rated for Private Swap - Random Envie on Apr 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hey! You swap made it to me :D I really like the dyed papers. They're so pretty. And the stamps are really neat, too. I think I'll use them in some collages :) Edit Just received the second envie. I'm so excited to have some Lisa Frank stickers!
Response: I'm so glad they reached you, and you enjoyed them. ❤️
jledford012 rated for Profile Based Easter Basket! on Apr 6, 2020
5
rating
Comment: absolutely loved all this stuff thanks so much :)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed. I wanted to include candy, because ya know, Easter. Lol but I was afraid it would melt in the heat. Hope you have a happy Easter and I enjoy the goodies. 😁
Fabriqueen rated for Bookmarks! on Apr 4, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool bookmarks! have a great day! Hugs, Diane

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 35 8 10
Completed Fives Threes Ones
43 43 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
7 15 21 0
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Comments

YooperHill on Jul 22, 2020:

Mystery supply swap 6.20 - yes, I love your art & the circus theme! Well done my friend! Thank you!

kiddomerriweather on Jul 15, 2020:

Chelsea, thank you so much for the PF RAK! You sent so much great stuff and I love absolutely everything. The opossum stickers are great. I already put some on the inserts in my traveler's notebook. You rock!

GummiBear on Apr 1, 2020:

I love your envelopes!! You do such an awesome job... they hold up well!! And the zombie girl... OH MI GAWSH .. thank you I love her!!!

dartha on Mar 23, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the amazing junk journal and all the goodies. You are so sweet to do that!!! Love the way you made it - that is so cool. Thank you for being such an amazing hostess. Thank you!!! darla

isandie on Mar 16, 2020:

thank you SO MUCH for the glorious illustrated book pages!!! I can't wait to make things with them!!! XOXOXO

ladydy5 on Feb 28, 2020:

Glad to have you join our group...Artistically Inclined. :)

SunflowerRose on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #1

hope you enjoy

cynaemon on Feb 20, 2020:

Arise, Shine, for thy light is come, and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1 KJB. This has always been a special verse for me. It was our watchword in Girl's Auxiliary, a missions group in the Baptist church where I was raised.

Pcescareno on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie friendly - profile bible verse#1

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit 🙏

Roman 15:13

-Priscilla 😊

03Scarlett on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #1

"Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy." - Psalm 98:8

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