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Haole1

Haole1
Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a (former) middle school art teacher, currently a substitute teacher, from the mid-west. I love all kinds of art and disliked those that taught it, needless to say, I had very little inspiration from art classes (and teachers) in the public school system.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, reminds me of vacation. Also enjoying the playlists on Stephenie Meyers homepage, love the connection to her writing but I'll listen to about anything:o) I grew up in the 80s so any hair band brings back the memories of concerts, first concert was Motley Crue!

Favorite Books

Reading the J.R. Ward series of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I can live without the romance parts of the book but find the character developed for each brother in each book kind of interesting. Anne Rice and Stephen King are next on my reading list. Not interested in 50 Shades of Grey, not my "style" of reading.

Jodi Picoult is my favorite fiction writer. I also like Malcome Gladwell's books.

Favorite Television

Project Runway, the Today show, My Name is Earl, Sponge Bob Square Pants, 30 days (Morgan Spurlock is AWESOME!) and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix but finding that I don't have that much time to watch television since I've moved, I can't seemed to get organized....must be the 50 hour work week?

Favorite Crafts

Always working on a new craft...crocheting baby blankets right now but always have wool felt, paint, collage materials, cross-stitch, and most other materials ready to go incase I get "inspired"...sometimes I think distracted is the better word here. Still loving the scrapbook thing, I will miss Archiver's! Also like: Beading, Scrapbooking, Cross-stitching, felt applique, and crocheting. Starting to look at painting again using recycled furniture, thank you Pinterest:o)

Things I like

My favorite colors are teal with a burnt orange/red, deep purple, golden yellow, and sage green. If I have to choose clothing or shoes that come in a variety of colors but the same style I almost always pick black. I like patterns and new projects, since I seem to acquire these items frequently. I like baking and usually find a way to "play" with the food and make something sculptural instead of flat, it's usually edible afterwards. I also love anything Hawaiian and the Iowa State Fair! I enjoy getting handmade items and appreciate the variety of artistic styles that people have.

Things I collect

Sea turtles, Seashells and beach sand, Miniature crocks, church cook books, Lapel pins and "fun" necklaces to wear to school (when I sub), Hallmark ornaments (I got started by a family member when I was little), Handmade santas, Beads, Recipes, Pug dog items, Circus clown stuff, Pasanky dyed/hand painted eggs, Cross-stitch patterns, Craft projects, Fabric for Halloween, baby and, Christmas quilts (just another hobby I don't have time to pursue!) The occasional postage stamp...I used to belong to a club! Hawaiian stuff, mostly old travel pictures and brochures, everything is so "touristy" now! Dotee dolls, buttons, rubber stamps, pretty much anything related to arts and crafts!

Favorite Desserts

White cake, Chocolate dipped strawberries, soft serve ice cream, coffee drinks, strawberry shortcake, fresh pineapple and caramel puffed corn! Not a fan of milk chocolate but I have a five year old that loves it:o) No allergies to anything either.

Things I don't like

Snakes, Apples (the collectable stuff, everyone thinks that you collect it if you are a teacher), Socks that are too small (I have huge feet, shoe size 12), Fruity teas and glitter (sorry, art teacher phobia-my friend Marcy loves the stuff)

What I don't like about this site: People that are sooo into this site that they won't accept a package a day or so after the deadline and rate it a 5. I am a laid back swapper, I do not understand why you are checking the dates of postage and you base your rating on that? I've never flaked and most of the time I can send by the due date. I don't sign up for a lot of swaps any more, mostly because I get things I don't think people really take the time to make. When I swap, I read the person's profile and take time to complete that swap and personalize it. If it's a great package and it's a day or so late who cares? I'm here for fun and personal motivation...I have recieved so AWESOME swaps here and met some great people but why be so uptight about the swaps?

Favorite Movies

Anything with Marilyn Monroe, Thirteen going on 30, The Princess Bride, Monsters, Inc., The Fifth Element, Harry Potter.

Ratings

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Comment: Holy moley! You’ve out done yourself! I love the ATCs, the tin, the washi and ephemera! The boys loved the Hershey kisses. Thanks so much!
georgiafae rated for Halloween ATC Series (5) - E & E on Aug 29, 2020
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Comment: Holey Moley! What a wonderful package of Happy Mail (and a swap). The "E's" are a great addition to my word Halloween-love all the detail and different elements! And I am truly grateful to be the recipient of you destashing! Love the packet of used postage stamps and the the Halloween packet of die cuts! Everything-postcards-AND paperdolls-love the kewpie kids! You have my permission to sent me any more destahing you wish-I will reimburse the postage-small fee to pay for wonderful additions to my stash! THANKS! THANKS!
Response: Awesome! Glad you liked everything...I need to clean house but I say that a lot and refill the holes I make. Got a bunch of paper stuff to pass on, no need to pay me back, you're not that far away.
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Response: Whoa...Did you just get this?
Disneydezi rated for Halloween ATC Series (4) O and W on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: WOW, what an incredible package you sent me. The extras were so kind and the ATC's are gorgeous! I love them, that witchy W especially. I'd give many many hearts if I could, thank you!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween ATC series (3) L & L on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for such wonderful ATC's and also the wonderful goodies!
georgiafae rated for Halloween ATC Series (1) - H on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Didn't even notice it was late-I'm not that much a payer attention to that detail unless it is a couple months late. Anyway-love the skeleton and the detail of his head-the haunted charm-just so much wonderful spooky details. AND then you spoiled me with all the marvelous extra Halloween goodies-some really nice stuff like I had never seen before. Thank you so much for sharing and being a fabulous partner!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 4☠ on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: OMG !! this tag is gorgeous! I am so in love!!! you did an amazing job and i aspire to be as good as you one day. wish i could give more than 1 <3.
artgirl29 rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 3☠ on Sep 25, 2019
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Comment: Gorgeous tag. Thank you so much.
donetta rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 8 on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: Oh Katie! WOW! Adorable APCs, so detailed and fabulous...and so, so many wonderful extras! You are a dream swap partner, it has to be said. Another thing I need to say is this: thank you, thank you, thank you! A hundred hearts for you!
kfaye rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 7 on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: I really like the cards you made! Thank you so much :D I can't wait to display them at Halloween!
Response: Glad you got the 9😉
tlemon4 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 5 on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards! Love, Love ,Love them! Also thank you for all the awesome sxtras , you spoiled me rotten & made me day :) I hope to swap again & hopefully I can make your day. HAPPY Swapping until we swap again. :):) Tammy
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Comment: Great job. Love the cards.
rivervictor rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: wow, I loved this packet from you--it was my favorite thing received so far thru swap-bot. you spoiled me with birds. thank you.
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Comment: Loved all the atc's and the little box you put them in. Very cute. Thank you also for the post card. Your swap definitely made my day. Thank you!!
armadillogal rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the really cool birds and extras. I haven't tried quilling yet But I think I have the stuff here someplace.
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Comment: Katie, Thank you for being part of this awesome swap. I love the postcard you sent me - roses are so beautiful! Thanks a bunch!
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Comment: Wow. That's about all I can say...just, wow. I love love LOVE the dolls you created for me, the dress was beautiful, and the extras were so thoughtful. Thank you for being such a wonderful partner! :)
lyzz rated for Bee ATC on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Your ATC is so kool! Thank you for the stamps i love this series! I have also see those stamps havent bought any but been looking at them!
Maggie249 rated for DOTEE in your fav color on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: love her and i also like this color - many thanks for fabric and beads please let us see your crayon dotees - sound wonderful - oh and heart for you .
Wildchild rated for Funny Faces on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: It arrived in perfect shape! Thank you!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 196 0 0
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Comments

Littletiscrafty on Mar 8, 2013:

stumbled upon your profile and think we have a ton in common! I love Jodi Picoult too. And i agree with your love of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Does remind me of vacation!

pearlie on Oct 23, 2012:

You made my week! In the Swap-bot world of slapped together swaps and poorly-made weird dotee dolls YOU are a breath of fresh air! Any time you want to do a private dotee doll swap I'm on it!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! You are the best, GREAT GREAT GREAT Advent calendar. WOW WOW WOW! thanks so much!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

OMG there is MORE! I thought the treat was the glasses, pez and "don;'t make me drop a house on you" hat! You are far toooooooo much but I really appreicate it. Your modge podge job is GREAT!

racheljohnson on Sep 4, 2012:

This is a bit late, but thank you soooo much for the cute Iowa postcard and kind note you sent as part of the "Thank You Swap-bot" Swap. Users like you truly make Swap-bot great!

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

Jex on Sep 7, 2010:

Hello!

I´m hosting a swap in the Alice in Wonderland Group - Disney Cheshire Cat ATC

Please join us, it´s going to be fun!

billiemonster on Jun 17, 2010:

No prob at all! Thanks for the note. :o)

doublesided on Jun 10, 2010:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

grannylove60 on Jul 18, 2009:

Welcome to the Granny Squares Galore group!!!

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