Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: May 26, 2020
Birthday: October 6
Country: United States
I am a serial crafter, and like to try just about anything. I haven't really gotten into the whole sewing/knitting/fiber arts area, However, I would like to try creating a stitched fabric journal. I do like paper crafts, mixed-media, assemblage, jewelry-making, etc. I am trying to spend more time with my photography, both digital and analog.
• Mixed Media
• Altered Books/Art Journals
• Trying out watercolor
• Vintage/Flea Market items—interesting things that you don't find at the big box store
• Old cameras
• Old Photos/Cabinet Cards
• Vintage Buttons/Trims
• Vintage Millinery trims
• Vintage papers
• Vintage Children’s books
• B&W Photography
• Typography (anything with letters and numbers; particularly the ampersand)
• Old Typewriters
• Rulers/Measuring Tapes
• Locks/Keys/Skeleton Keys
• Dresden Trims
• Vintage Jewelry (I will even use broken pieces in my projects)
• Mercury Glass
• Vintage Industrial Rusty Things
• Dogs (we have two Australian Shepherds)
• Mermaids (not super cutesy)
• Sea Turtles
• Beach/Shells/Sea Glass
• Halloween (my favorite holiday!)
• Damask patterns
• Tim Holtz
• Martha Stewart
• Rifle Paper Co.
• I'm a coffee drinker, and love flavored coffees.
NOTE: I am scent sensitive, so please nothing heavily fragranced.
• Ocean Colors: Blue, Teal, Aqua
• Black and White
• Navy and White or Silver
• White/Ivory and Kraft
Valentine's Day: Conversation Hearts, vintage Beistle Honeycomb cards, vintage valentine postcards, hearts, more pink than red, probably the only time I like things a bit more frou-frou
Easter: rabbits, chicks, eggs, vintage postcards, Cadbury mini eggs, jelly beans
Halloween: vintage Halloween collectibles, paper-mache candy buckets, crows/ravens, witches, Poe, vampires, candy corn, B&W decor, spooky chic. I like macabre, but not over-the-top gorey...Edward Gorey is good though ;-). I have a small feather tree I put up, so mini ornaments are a great addition.
Thanksgiving: acorns, leaves, rustic pumpkins, wheat sheaths
Christmas: vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, D56 Dickens Village Historical Series, Radko glass ornaments, vintage Christmas decor. I don't do the traditional red and green decor, I mostly decorate with navy, silver, and white with pops of green. Since I live in Florida, beach or nautical themed Christmas items are perfectly fitting.
I strive to go beyond the swap requirements, and only send items that I would be thrilled to receive myself. I'm really appreciative of other swappers that have obviously put thought, time, and effort into their swap packages.
I always send out my swaps. If you do not receive anything from me, please let me know. I want you to be happy swapping with me. ;-)
I’d love it if swap coordinators followed up on the participants list for any non-senders…kinda goes along with the responsibilities of hosting a swap. We all know things come up, and a little communication goes a long way.
I will also try to rate quickly upon receiving a swap package so you know that I got it. I know the mail can take a while, and I will often be wondering if my packages have been received, particularly larger package swaps. Thanks for sending out that Happy Mail!
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