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Date Joined: May 2, 2011
Last Online: October 1, 2017
Birthday: December 18
Country: United States
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Before we get started: I only sign up for swaps that I know I will 1. be able to complete and mail out on time and 2. create something that I would like to receive. IF for some reason you don't get something from me PLEASE contact me as the item was likely lost in the mail. I will be happy to create another something for you if you do not get something from me.

Also, I use a PO Box for all my swaps and admittedly I don't get to the post office everyday, sometimes only a couple of times a week. If I don't immediately rate you it's probably because I haven't gotten to the post office. I promise I will get around to the rating as soon as I pick up the mail. THANK YOU!

On to the fun stuff!

Ahhhh... The love of all things crafty... sigh

I LOVE to create and challenge myself when it comes to arts and crafts. Doing swaps is the perfect outlet because I can make goodies and then send them off for people to enjoy and get to see what others like to create as well.

Gnomes and woodland themed things (squirrels, deer, mushrooms, trees, birds, nature, etc.) are a current major fave. I also love 'mini' things. Whenever something is shrunk down from real size it strikes me as super-cute and funny.

I have explored so many different art mediums and continue to play and explore through art. I really love hip, trendy craft styles. Modern with sometimes a twist of vintage is my style. No thank you to straight country or something Shaker style! Think etsy.com or CraftGawker... Both of those sites are inspiring, fun and fresh to me... Birds, Yetis, keys, silhouettes, geometric gems, inspiration quotes/jewelry, amigurumi, crochet, chevron pattern, etc. So many crafts, so little time!

Hope this gives you a glimpse into my likes and who I am as an artist. Thanks for reading. Cheers!

Favorite Books

ALL the Sookie Stackhouse novels... The Twilight Saga (All of them!) by Stephenie Meyer Most other Paranormal Romance books... Too many to mention!

Favorite Crafts

I have yet to meet a craft that I did not like. :)

Faves and other loves...

Favorite (current) color: Turquoise-y Blue, but I like most.

Favorite Food: Cheeseburger

Favorite Treat: Cupcake

Here's a short list of other things that I love:

Birds- They are soooo symbolic (freedom, flight, beauty, etc).

Keys- I love the idea of having the 'key' to unlock many of life's challenges.

Compasses- To help navigate those challenges.

Stars- Again, symbolic of direction and hope and wishes come true.

Swirls, circles, scrolls and other organic shapes- I love the curvaceous nature of these kind of shapes.

I additionally like angular shapes like the trendy triangle and anything that is drawn, painted, cut etc. to look like a geometric gem.

In general I would say I prefer a modern design aesthetic but I also like vintage and rustic/natural design.


craftymomma rated for Inchies: Beginner or Not on May 15, 2014
tatrchips rated for Inchies: Beginner or Not on May 6, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the woodland characters on my inchies. They are very nice! Thanks for the little extra surprise to complete the set.
Lady rated for Little ATC Houses #3 - USA Only on Apr 10, 2014
Comment: Shiny!
mariewilliams810 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap USA on Mar 19, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much!
ashleymcg rated for Litte ATC Houses #2 - USA only on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the little house ATC and the extra stickers!!! :)
Response: Yay! Glad you got it and like it! Thank you. :)
mahlermail rated for Little ATC Houses - USA Only on Feb 5, 2014
Comment: Super cute house ATC and will enjoy all the awesome sticker/stamps....much thanks!
Response: Thank you! Glad you like it! :)
vsengupta rated for Altered Paint Brush on Feb 4, 2014
Comment: Dear Holly: Thank you for the beautiful altered paint brush. I absolutely love it and the mint color green is beautiful too. My 15 year old daughter was trying to talk me into giving her the paint brush to hang in her room. I told her no, that it was a special gift made especially for me, but I would share with her by hanging it in the hallway between our bedrooms. Also, thank you for the lovely fat quarters. I appreciate them all very much!! Valerie Sengupta (Coordinator of the Altered Paint Brush Swap)
Response: Yay! I am so happy that you liked it! It was really fun and a wonderful challenge to create it. I'm also flattered that you guys had to negotiate where it would be placed in your home so that everyone could enjoy it. :) Thank you for the kind words and for hosting a great swap! Cheers, Holly
EvetteOgden rated for 1 skein yarn w/pattern (Crochet) on Aug 14, 2012
Comment: Such an interesting pattern! It will be a fun project to make.. Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cookies and the beautiful messages! <3 <3 <3
Response: They were so much fun to make too! Thanks!
sugarskull rated for <3 SomeEcards ATC <3 on Aug 7, 2012
Comment: that was a great choice for the atc! i've never seen that one. it's hanging on my bulletin board now :)
Response: Thanks! I love Charlie Sheen bc he's nuts! He's like the train wreck you can't look away from. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
purdyeyes rated for ATC with a TwISt - Pocket on Aug 1, 2012
Comment: Love the ATC. The quote is great. And thanks for the great mini envelopes as well.
Response: You're welcome!! It was a pleasure to create! :)
ewalt rated for Art Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2011
Comment: beautifull card i love it
jenotype rated for Art Postcard Swap on Jul 5, 2011
Comment: i liked that you made this postcard. i love the saying and am trying to do just that! hey you're from Acton!! my birthfather used to work there..at Acton Motors...with a guy named Bob Tracey and Robert Moran of Acton Toyota. Small world
Response: I'm not a true native Actonian (but have lived here for 20 years) however my husband is. Even I recognize those names as being part of Acton history! Glad you liked the card. :) Cheers, Holly
Comment: Great card, thanks! =)
Comment: Thanks very much!! your envelope was very pretty!Love the colors!! very cool. thanks for the stickers. Tama
Comment: Lovely, thank you so so much:)
Comment: love both of items you sent. I especially like the update look to the tissue holder. Did you interface it to make it so sturdy? Thanks so much.
Response: So happy you like them! I love to dabble in sewing... To answer your question the tissue cozy is made from two really good quality sheets of fabric that are fused together with a double sided fusible web. I also like how sturdy they are! Thanks for my rating! :)

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greenafy on Aug 14, 2012:


Thanks for joining the Paper Fortune Cookie Swap! :)

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