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CurlyTea

CurlyTea
Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States
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I love my husband, my three kids, art, gardening, reading, sushi, a wide variety of music, three-day weekends, flip flops, long walks on the beach... Wait, What?

Let me start over...

Hi ya all. My name is Candace. I am born and raised in Utah but I am a beach lover at heart. I told my husband that when we retire, which is many years from now, but I told him that I want to retire to a little beach side cottage.

I do enjoy art, gardening, reading and sushi. I would not say I am a girly girl, the only makeup that I ever wear is simple mascara which even that is very rare. I can't stand stuff on my face. My daily attire is jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops at least during the summer, oh who am I kidding as long as I don’t have to walk through snow flip flops are on my feet. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping.


Favorite Crafts

I love art! I have been intrigued since I was a little girl. I took every art class throughout my school years. As an adult, I continue to take classes and learn from others as often as possible. I watch tons of YouTube artists.

Collage seems to be my current art media of choice. I love to rummage through and put unexpected items together. I love recycled and upcycled arts and crafts. Just the process of making something out of junk thrills me and doesn’t break my bank account. I do a bit of sewing, mostly mending my kids stuffed animals or altering their clothes or creating art dolls, dotee dolls, and little projects like that. I make jewelry that I never wear but happily give away. It makes me smile when I see family and friends wearing items that I made for them.

Favorite Craft & Art Supplies

  • Washi Tape
  • Vintage papers (Book text, sheet music, maps, Bingo cards, clothing patterns, playing cards, library cards, stamps etc.)
  • Children's book illustrations
  • Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys

Favorite Music


I love most types of music. I grew up in a very musical family. My mom was in a bluegrass band, my brother was in a rock band, and my sister was the actress in many musicals. I have no musical talent. I can't play any instruments and I would get booed off the stage if I tried singing. But I love to sing at the top of my lungs in the car and in my basement when I am creating arts and crafts.

My favorite music at the moment is country and rock.

My favorite country bands are:
- Cam
- Rascal Flatts
- Little Big Town
- Sugarland

My favorite rock bands are:
- Queen
- Metallica
- Muse
- Disturbed
- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
- Five Finger Death Punch

The music I dislike would be rap and that mariachi Hispanic music that is cranked up on construction sites.

Favorite Movies

  • All Tim Burton Movies

  • Despicable Me Movies (especially the minions)

  • The Princess Bride
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • My Fair Lady
  • Pitch Perfect
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Longest Ride
  • The Vow

Favorite Books

  • The Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (actually all his books)
  • Fable Haven series by Brandon Mull
  • Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Looks like I like series.

Other Favorites and Facts

Favorite Colors:
- Black
- Mint Green
- Fire Engine Red
- Florescent Pink
- Black
- Grey
- Turquoise
- Salmon
- Black

Favorite Themes:
- Bohemian Gypsy
- Viking
- Scandinavian Folk Art
- Woodland animals, red and white mushrooms, acorns
- Skulls and Zombies
- Pirates and Mermaids
- Sea creatures, narwhal, starfish, octopus
- Vintage Antique

Things I collect:
- Heart shaped rocks
- Game pieces like dice, tokens, sand timers, pawns, bingo numbers, place markers
- Sea Glass from the beach
- License plates from everywhere
- Various found items like buttons, charms, beads, trinkets, keys
- Antique hankies, tea towels and linens (especially crocheted or embroidered items)

Don't Like or Want
- Magazines or magazine clippings (I have stacks upon stacks)
- Catalogs (exception if vintage)
- Sports related items (baseball cards, basketball cards, sports memorabilia)
- Coffee (I love the smell but I don't drink it)
- Bacon... or anything that smells like bacon. Yes, I know I am crazy. It makes me sick and is banned from my house.

Swap Preferences

Major Supply Needs - I will private swap for these items
- Washi (I simply can not get enough)
- Paint pens
- Waxed thread for bookbinding
- Carnival tickets, raffle tickets
- Clear coat for sealing projects
- Manilla envelopes (mostly for mailing projects, so padded or not, large and small)

Postcard Preferences
- I love handmade anything and postcards are no exception
- I love a good chuckle, so funny cards are preferred
- Creepy, weird, strange are beloved themes
- Vintage type themes are always welcome
- I do not like free advertising postcards
- I do not like group affiliated postcards (ie: Do not pollute, Save the whales, vegan only)



Ratings

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Comment: You are right, The girl on the front of this page is great! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Ahhh, your collage style is so delightful and makes me smile!
marymary914 rated for CC: Lenore Tawney PC - USA on May 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great PC!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: This page is so fun! So much to look at. Thank you :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
phillaine rated for C.I. ~ USA Collab Postcard Round 1 on May 10, 2018
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Comment: I had fun coloring in my part on this one--thanks for sending it my way. I like how you were able to get so much variety within the more limited color scheme. Have a nice day! :)
Response: You are so welcome.
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Comment: Love the color and texture on this one. Than you
Response: I enjoyed making this one so much. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Love the background!
Response: Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Love the expression on this! Thank you
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you!!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: I love getting swaps from you. Your journal pages are always so cool. I love this one as well! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and the heart rate. I hope to keep doing these swaps.
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Comment: Inventive use of patterns and that bit of purple. Very fun and different, thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
Artstamper rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #5 on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: Awesome Pages, thank you.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
Artstamper rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #4 on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: I do appreciate that you used different kinds of images for each page. It makes a nice variety which I like. I liked the sayings too. Thank you so much, hope you will do this again.
Response: I will definitely do this swap when it comes up again. I had fun working on everyone's pieces.
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Comment: I love how sparkly and shiny your page is! The corrugated background is awesome too :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the kind words and the heart rate
snickerdoodle21 rated for Junker Jane Style Doll on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: OOOh, I love her! She is perfect in every way. Thank you so much! Love the fabric you used for the hair.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the kind words and the heart rate
jannieb rated for EASU: Hand Drawn/ Painted ATC Swap on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the lovely ATC. It's going straight into my ATC binder to be cherished forever :) Take care!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
sunshinesuperman rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-Apr on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Love this postcard! The colors and composition are perfect and will be fabulous when i put all the pc’s together. Thank you! Hugs, Mona
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
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Comment: I love this page! I chose to do a bingo theme also haha
Response: Great minds think alike. Thanks for the heart rate
whytewillow rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #3 on Apr 22, 2018
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Comment: Wow, what a great job you did. I like the black texture that almost looked like tire treads. Very kewl. Thanks for the extras too. Adding to this rating Candace, you really made my pages wonderful...thank you so much.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart rate
joybells2426 rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #2 on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: This took a long time to get here:( totally not your fault. I love your collaged pieces on these. They’re very harmonious with the backgrounds.
Response: Sorry, I wonder why it took so long? Thanks for the heart rate

Rating Overview

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Comments

AmookIslandCreations on May 19, 2018:

Thanks so much for the wonderful Birthday Wishes! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

yvonne401 on May 13, 2018:

Friendship and motherhood are two of the most wonderful things that anyone can experience!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

wolfeagle on May 11, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

Artistic on May 8, 2018:

Thank you for the "birthday cake." :)

Cabootique on May 8, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes! ^_^

joybells2426 on May 6, 2018:

I forgot to thank you for the cool zine you sent with your journal page. I love it! I’ve never made one before, but someday I’d like to join a swap and try one. Thanks!

Lila84 on May 1, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday wishes 💗🌹🌷😎

Kimmi50 on Apr 28, 2018:

Thank you so much for the “Happy Birthday” wishes, you are so sweet. 🙂

Mugsie on Apr 28, 2018:

e2java on Apr 24, 2018:

Thank you for the happy birthday wish :)

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